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Over the last few years, the Digital Humanities Interest Group has steadily grown in size and responsibility. What began as a discussion group now has become an interest group, and depending on the wishes of the membership, section status is a future possibility.
A couple of notes on DHIG activity over the past year:
- Member count is 787 as of March 2016, up from 162 at the end of 2015
- Partnered with the Digital Curation Interest Group to offer an ACRL e-Learning Webcast, "Engaging the Digital Humanities: Collaborating throughout the Research Lifecycle"
- Organized a panel at ALA Midwinter on, "Fostering Digital Humanities Community On Campus and Beyond"
- Organized meet-ups at DLF 2015 and ALA Midwinter
- Organized a panel for ALA Annual on, "A Spectrum of Digital Initiatives: Project and Pedagogical Collaborations in Digital Humanities"
- Co-sponsoring two programs at ALA Annual with the ACRL Digital Scholarship Interest Group Program and the ACRL Anthropology and Social Science Section, respectively
During the DHIG business meeting at ALA Annual 2016, we will discuss a number of important issues:
Krista White (Rutgers University) and Hannah Skates Kettler (University of Iowa) are currently the Incoming Digital Humanities Interest Group Co-Conveners, and they will begin their 2016-2017 term as Co-Conveners following Annual. Given the scope of activities that DHIG has been involved in and its trend toward maturation as a community, Hannah, Krista, Harriett, and I have developed a revised draft DHIG mission statement. We welcome any and all feedback, and will dedicate time to discussing during the meeting.
Submit mission statement feedback
2017-2018 CONVENER NOMINATIONS
In addition, we are asking that interested individuals submit self nominations to become one of the next two Co-Conveners of DHIG during the 2017-2018 term. If you are interested in running for co-convener, please complete the nomination form linked below by JUNE 15. Time will be allocated during the DHIG ALA Annual meeting for candidates to present brief nomination statements to the membership. Attendance at ALA Annual 2016 is not a requirement for self nomination. Post meeting, the Co-Conveners will distribute a candidate ballot for membership wide vote.
Submit self nomination for 2017-2018 convener, due JUNE 15
We hope you will review the draft Mission Statement and consider the Co-Convener nomination in preparation for our ALA Annual meeting, and please let us know if you have any questions.
Thomas Padilla and Harriett Green
ALAPlay is an evening of open gaming and exploration for attendees of the American Library Association’s annual library conference. This year the event will take place, June 24th from 7:30 until 10:0m at the Hyatt Regency in Ballroom S.
The purpose of the event is to provide a fun way to explore game experiences and implementations so you can take the ideas back to support game programs in your communities. During the evening we will have guest game publishers, open gaming, a digital petting zoo, and an escape room experience too.
Based on the success of last year, this year's ALAPlay will again feature an Unpub space where game designers can bring in a design to share with attendees to get playtest opportunities and feedback to further help their design. If you have a design that you would like to bring and share, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tables are limited, so signup soon.
Below is the list of parts we need to have volunteers for. I've attached the skits that Jamie wrote for our program at 2016 Annual Conference:
No Room at the Library: The Ethics of Diversity
Sunday, 6/26/16 @ 1:00-2:30 pm Orange County Convention Center, Room W105B
You can volunteer for more than one skit. We'll probably need actors to participate in more than one skit.
For SKIT 1, we need
- Narrator - Kaetrena Kendrick
- Librarian (female, wearing a headscarf) - Jamie Segno
- Tween Patron - Steven Phalen
- Parent - Mary Jane Santos
For SKIT 2, we need
- Narrator - Kaetrena Kendrick
- Librarian - Ivy Weir
- Father - Scott Muir
For SKIT 3, we need
- Narrator - Audra Caplan
- Outreach Librarian - Steven Phalen
- Library Director - Sara Dallas
- Black-2-Front Event Coordinator - Mary Jane Santos
In the comments below, choose your part!
Job Opening: SUNY Geneseo
Apply online at https://jobs.geneseo.edu
Reference and Instruction Librarian
The State University of New York at Geneseo, Milne Library, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, reference and instruction librarian. This individual will serve as liaison to academic and non-academic departments and programs that support first-year, transfer, and international students. This person will be a member of the library’s Instruction & Reference Services unit and will coordinate, design, promote, implement, and assess instruction and outreach programs.
We are looking for a creative, student-centered, team member with a commitment to user services who can thrive in an environment that encourages experimentation and creativity. The ideal candidate will develop and lead library-wide efforts to integrate information literacy concepts into the first-year framework and assess the effectiveness of these programs in promoting student retention and success.
- Develop and implement innovative programming to engage incoming students with the library in collaboration with the Academic Excellence Librarian and others.
- Design, implement, manage, promote, and assess the library’s information literacy efforts for incoming students and K12-to-college experiences in collaboration with key partners within the divisions of Academic Affairs and Student & Campus Life.
- Coordinate the library’s presence at campus orientation and new student events.
- Reference and research support to faculty and students.
- Participate in the library’s general instruction program for undergraduates.
- Engage in collection development and information resources management.
- Develop and manage online resources and tools (such as subject guides, tutorials, and assessments) to support information literacy instruction.
- In collaboration with librarians, faculty, and staff, support digital scholarship initiatives.
- Participate on library teams in support of the library’s mission.
- Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent.
- Reference service experience.
- Teaching experience.
- Experience helping first year students incorporate library research into their writing.
- Experience working with or providing services for diverse, incoming or at-risk students.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a collaborative environment.
- Knowledge of and ability to learn new technologies and their applications to instruction.
For a complete job description or to apply, visit https://jobs.geneseo.edu.
Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by June 17, 2016.
University Laboratory High School Librarian
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Position Available: Position available July 16, 2016. This is a 100%-time, twelve-month appointment Academic Professional position.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of the Undergraduate Library, the University Laboratory High School Librarian will provide leadership for and supervision of library services to students, faculty, and staff using the University Laboratory High School Library. The University Laboratory High School Librarian is a member of the Central Public Services Division within the University Library.
The successful candidate will:
- Lead the provision of library instructional services, reference services, and educational technology integration support for University Laboratory High School students, staff, and other users of the library;
- Exercise professional judgment, select print, electronic, and audiovisual materials for the library collection;
- Teach and team-teach research based projects in the classroom and collaborate with teachers on curricular issues;
- Collaborate and be a resource for classroom teachers, University Laboratory High School administrators, and other school staff in planning and administration of instructional services and educational technology integration;
- Manage daily all operations of the University Laboratory High School Library including instruction; educational technology support; reference service; collection development, management and maintenance; liaison; and outreach services;
- Direct the selection, training, evaluation, and deployment of support staff, student, and graduate assistants in the University Laboratory High School Library;
- Formulate and recommend policies for University Laboratory High School Library, prepare strategic plans, annual goals, annual reports, budgets, funding requests, and other regular and on-demand reports;
- Collaborate with the Undergraduate Library in the provision of services to K-12 programs and students, including tours, summer workshops, and programs geared to students transitioning to college;
- Investigate topics, techniques, skills, methods, and procedures that will benefit library projects as well as develop advanced professional skills (5-10% of time, in consultation with supervisor).
Environment: University Laboratory High School is a selective admission, public, laboratory school sanctioned by the State of Illinois and associated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The school serves academically talented students, residing in Illinois, from the subfreshman level (combined 7th and 8th grades) through high school. University Laboratory High School, or Uni, was established in 1921 and is a laboratory school located on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois. Its enrollment is approximately 320 students. The school is notable for the achievements of its alumni, including three Nobel laureates and a Pulitzer Prize winner; in 2006 and 2007 it was recognized as a "public elite" school by Newsweek because of its students' high scores on the SAT. According to its mission statement, Uni is a catalyst for educational innovation. The faculty at Uni challenge students through traditional and experimental strategies to ignite their potential for active, responsible involvement in the adult world.
The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University’s mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more detailed information, please visit http://www.library.illinois.edu/>. The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and “embedded librarian” programs.
- ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science (MLS) or State of Illinois Teacher License with an LIS Endorsement, or equivalent certification;
- Successful experience working with multiple age groups;
- Public service experience in a library setting;
- Experience managing programs and projects ;
- Experience using a research library;
- Facility with educational technology and knowledge of technology trends or educational technology leadership experience;
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
- Academic library experience;
- Secondary level teaching experience;
- State of Illinois teaching license;
- Experience working with gifted students;
- Familiarity and/or experience with trends in school libraries and their application to teaching;
- Record of participation and contribution in library, education, or related professional organizations.
Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time, regular, Academic Professional position in the University Library.
Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.
Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.
The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html> or http://www.ccchamber.org/>.
To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.
Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by June 13, 2016. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
Business & Human Resources Service Center
1408 W. Gregory Dr. - Suite 127
Urbana, IL 61801
EBSS and the American Psychological Association invite you to join them for the EBSS Research Forum at the American Library Association Annual Conference
When: Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time: 3:00 to 4:30 pm
Where: Hilton Lake Louise
Join EBSS for the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Excellence in Librarianship Award followed by informative discussions with colleagues presenting research works in progress.
Complimentary refreshments provided by APA!
More details available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/ebss/ebsswebsite/poster-forum
Thank you and your committees for the hard work this year progressing the goals outlined in your 2015–16 annual work plans. Annual work plans align division-level committee work with the ACRL Plan for Excellence and the committee's charge. Component Committees should further coordinate work plans with Coordinating Committees.
As committee leaders, please work with your committee members, staff and Board liaisons to complete your 2015–16 annual report and 2016–17 work plan. As a reminder, your Board liaison is the one who has the final sign-off on your work plan. Board liaisons will consider the annual work plan review criteria when reviewing draft work plans for approval.
Report & Work Plan Template
The 2015–16 committee year-end report and 2016–17 annual work plan combined template, which includes space for the report and work plan is attached.
Note: ACRL’s goal-area committees work on a multi-year planning schedule and do not utilize this template. Staff liaisons for these three committees will be in touch shortly to provide specified work plan documents.
2015–16 Work Plans
When working on your 2015–16 report and 2016–17 work plan, it may be helpful to reference your committee's 2015–16 work plan. This document should be easily accessible in your committee's ALA Connect Community space. In case it is not, the PDF compilation is attached. Note that your committee work plan may have been updated mid-year, so use the latest version from your Connect space, if you have it, to be sure your year-end report highlights all your committee's accomplishments.
Please develop committee year-end reports and annual work plans within the following timeline:
- Friday, June 10
Annual Conference agendas due. Be sure to include your report and work plan as an agenda item.
Post to Connect and email to email@example.com
- Friday, July 8
First draft of year-end report due
Post to Connect
- Friday, July 15
Final Draft of year-end report due
Post to Connect and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Friday, July 15
Annual Conference minutes due
Post to Connect and email to email@example.com
- Friday, July 27
First draft of annual work pan due
Post to Connect and solicit feedback from Board & staff liaisons
- Friday, August 12
Final draft of annual work plan due
Post to Connect and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions at all about this schedule or process.
ACRL Program Officer