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Everyday Advocacy Challenge

Discussion Summer 2016 EAC: Week Two Challenge

by Jenna Nemec-Loise on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 11:45 pm

Week of Tuesday, June 14

Send a handwritten thank-you note to one of your library's summer supporters.

For most of us, summer is a busy and hectic time, and we can't do it alone!

This week, send a thank-you note to a supporter who's helped make it possible for you to deliver an unforgettable experience for kids and families this summer.

Week of Tuesday, June 14

Send a handwritten thank-you note to one of your library's summer supporters.

For most of us, summer is a busy and hectic time, and we can't do it alone!

This week, send a thank-you note to a supporter who's helped make it possible for you to deliver an unforgettable experience for kids and families this summer.

Consider how a co-worker, library administrator, parent, teacher, community partner, local business owner, or elected offcial has made a difference by supporting your efforts.

Put your thoughts into a handwritten note that expresses your gratitude and includes a specific example of his/her impact. You'll make that person's day with your personal touch.

Cultivating relationships with our summer supporters is Everyday Advocacy in action!

Post your successes and challenges here so we can start a great discussion about Week Two.

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Everyday Advocacy Challenge

Discussion Summer 2016 EAC: Week One Challenge

by Jenna Nemec-Loise on Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 11:25 am

Week of Tuesday, June 7

Talk up your community's summer library program with at least one stakeholder.

Everyday Advocacy helps you take small steps that make a big difference for the youth and families we collectively serve through libraries.

Week of Tuesday, June 7

Talk up your community's summer library program with at least one stakeholder.

Everyday Advocacy helps you take small steps that make a big difference for the youth and families we collectively serve through libraries.

This week, talk up the many ways libraries keep kids reading and learning throughout the summer months. We're not just talking public libraries here. School libraries and school librarians also champion summer achievement, and many partner with local public libraries to make out-of-school months awesome for kids and families!

Here are just a few starting points for talking up your community's summer reading program or summer learning challenge:

If you work in a public library, identify at least one stakeholder (e.g. a parent, a business owner, a park district administrator) whom you've not yet reached with your summertime elevator speech. Find that common ground and capitalize on it to show how you're both working to improve outcomes for youth in your community.

If you work in a school library, reach out to a stakeholder and talk up the ways summer library engagement helps students maintain and build their learning between school years. Instead of talking about "summer slide," try using the term "summer stride" to demonstrate how libraries help kids get a head start on the new school year.

Talking up the your community's summer library program is Everyday Advocacy in action!

Post your successes and challenges here so we can start a great discussion about Week One.

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Everyday Advocacy Challenge

Discussion Summer 2016 EAC: Week Three Challenge

by Jenna Nemec-Loise on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 12:15 am

Week of Tuesday, June 21

Help Dr. Carla Hayden become Librarian of Congress!

For the first time in more than 60 years, a librarian—Dr. Carla Hayden—is poised to become Librarian of Congress.

Dr. Hayden is just one vote away from confirmation, and she needs the majority of U.S. Senators (51 or more) to say "Yes!" when the vote takes place.

So how can you help Dr. Hayden?

Week of Tuesday, June 21

Help Dr. Carla Hayden become Librarian of Congress!

For the first time in more than 60 years, a librarian—Dr. Carla Hayden—is poised to become Librarian of Congress.

Dr. Hayden is just one vote away from confirmation, and she needs the majority of U.S. Senators (51 or more) to say "Yes!" when the vote takes place.

So how can you help Dr. Hayden?

Calle-mail, or tweet your U.S. Senators and let them know why Dr. Hayden is the best choice to lead the Library of Congress.

Visit the ALA Legislative Action Center for all the details on how you can reach your Senators with this important message.

Asking your U.S. Senators to confirm Dr. Hayden as Librarian of Congress is Everyday Advocacy in action!

Post your successes and challenges here so we can start a great discussion about Week Three.

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ACRL EBSS Advisory Council

Online Doc EBSS New Leaders OR Welcome to Advisory Council Mtg. Docs and Links

by Dana Peterman on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 11:42 am

Contained in this post are:

*The ACRL EBSS Advisory Council New Leader Orientation presentation document in PDF format from the June 23, 2016 orientation (one slide with corrected institutional information for a member) titled ebss_newleaders_2016_final.pdf .

Contained in this post are:

*The ACRL EBSS Advisory Council New Leader Orientation presentation document in PDF format from the June 23, 2016 orientation (one slide with corrected institutional information for a member) titled ebss_newleaders_2016_final.pdf .

*ACRL link to the ACRL EBSS Advisory Council New Leader Orientation Recording (1:05PM CST; Duration: 00:55:26 minutes; http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p5dyotoowex/ which requires Shockwave plugin and works best in Firefox

*ACRL EBSS Advisory Council New Leader Orientation Chat transcript (4 pages) in DOCX format titled ACRL EBSS Advisory Council New Leader Orientation Chat 160623.docx 

*Web information sheet for new chairs (1 page) submitted by Web Managers Sara Memmott and Tina Mullins in DOC format titled EBSSWebInfoSheet2016-17.doc 

The link to the 2016 version of the EBSS Manual (PDF format is the nicest) is http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/acrlsections/eb... 

Title:   ACRL EBSS Advisory Council New Leader Orientation

Recording Date:   06/23/2016 1:05PM CST

Duration:  00:55:26 minutes

URL:   http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p5dyotoowex/

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GameRT (Games and Gaming Round Table)

Discussion A Wrap Up of Annual

by Brian Mayer on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 09:35 am

Hello Everyone

I first wanted to say that I am very excited to start my term as president of the Round Table. I had the opportunity to talk with both board members and the general membership and there is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm moving forward.

Hello Everyone

I first wanted to say that I am very excited to start my term as president of the Round Table. I had the opportunity to talk with both board members and the general membership and there is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm moving forward.

Two big things that we will be working on is this coming year is consolidating the voice of the GameRT, providing a central outreach to membership and publishers that speaks to all of the ways that they can be involved. The second is increasing our outreach and communication with the membership, creating conversational spaces and resources where members and interests are. So look for GameRT communities to pop up in steam, BGG and more.

This year's annual was a great success. ALAPlay had 400+ people pass through to explore, learn and play. A huge thanks to all the members who helped put together and run the event.

  • We had 10 local Orlando game designers come in to showcase their games in the Unpub area.
  • Diane Robson and her team from UNT brought in an Oculus Rift along with other devices to share in the digital petting zoo.
  • I ran two hybrid escape room games
  • Paizo, Konami, Haba, Mayfair, Asmodee, Fantasy Flight and Word Winder were there demoing their games for attendees.
  • PHD Games came in with a team of folk who ran demos of some of the most popular games as well.

The GameRT Booth on the exhibit floor did a great job of outreach, sharing the great work that we do with attendees. Another huge thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out in that space. Our booth hosted ourselves, along with HABA Games and Konami. We were able to generate a lot of excitement about the RT with new librarians and we got great feedback from members as well.

Connected with the booth was the Gaming Lounge, a 20x20 space on the exhibit floor that featured publisher demos, open gaming and a sharing session. The lounge continues to grow and was well utilized for most of the hours it was open.

The GameRT also had a number of associated sessions and events that were well received. 

  • Saturday morning a panel of librarians and industry experts spoke on the role of games in libraries to over 50 attendees on the Gaming and Graphic Novel Stage.
  • Saturday morning also featured the International Games Day Committee meeting which generated a lot of interest and enthusiasm. We already have over 300 libraries signed up to participate.
  • Saturday afternoon, NY and Chicago Public Libraries talked about initiatives to a standing room of close to 80 people at the GameRT's sponsored session.
  • Sunday morning, a team from the University of North Texas shared tips and tricks for preserving and processing games for efficient circulation.
  • Sunday afternoon featured a number of librarians who took part in a sharing session in the game lounge with topics that covered: Escape Rooms, Preservation and Processing, Genrification and Cataloging, Gaming Events, and the Duskers video game club.

It was a fantastic conference with a lot of positive energy and excitement. I am very much looking to working with the board to continue to grow the Round Table and move forward into new areas.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Teaching and Learning Program Manager and Liaison Librarian, MIT Libraries (apply by July 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 10:45 am

Teaching and Learning Program Manager
and Liaison Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
(Librarian I or II)

Teaching and Learning Program Manager
and Liaison Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
(Librarian I or II)

The MIT Libraries seek a program manager to advance a next-generation instruction program that is aligned with MIT educational initiatives, innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship, and the “learn by doing” culture at MIT. In an era in which the success of almost every endeavor requires expert use of information, and solving global problems may require revising knowledge practices across many disciplines, academic libraries can make a unique contribution. The T&L Program Manager and Liaison will collaborate with partners throughout the MIT Libraries and across campus to advance the abilities of scholars to work effectively in the evolving networked information landscape as well as help shape it.
Program management responsibilities:
• Systematically integrate knowledge about teaching and research at MIT into an evolving library instruction program.
• Lead the development of a library T&L program that builds the teaching skills of library staff, supports faculty who are teaching with technology, and brings research into practice.
• Align the Library’s instruction program with major MIT initiatives, such as online and blended learning, as well as pedagogical approaches being developed in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities.
• Develop collaborative relationships with programs and offices that are constructing the future of education at MIT.
• Assist library colleagues supporting all disciplines to implement high-impact teaching plans for both in-person and online learning.
• Establish a sustainable assessment regimen for the instruction program that gives insight on program impact and drives continuous improvement.
• Use knowledge of national and international trends in T&L to inform local planning.
Liaison responsibilities:
• Serve as liaison to interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and social sciences, primarily Comparative Media Studies/Writing (CMS/W).
• Support those communities through outreach, instruction, reference and collections work.
• Connect liaison work and relevant CMS/W scholarship with the instruction program, instructional technology projects and instructional design.
The incumbent will be part of the Department of Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services (LIRS), working closely with the e-learning librarian and with other library units. Participation on committees and in system-wide initiatives to enhance the quality and impact of library services is a responsibility of all MIT library professionals. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect essential in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research, and program development are encouraged to apply.
Required qualifications:
• Master’s degree in information and library science or other relevant field.
• Experience teaching in higher education.
• Successful program development and evaluation.
• Experience working with faculty to integrate technology in face-to-face, blended and online teaching environments.
• Facility, mastery, and independent exploration of a range of technologies and pedagogical practices relevant to teaching and learning.
• Ability to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment: appropriately taking initiative or seeking guidance, working independently or collaboratively, coordinating projects, leading teams, and helping others succeed.
• Excellent skills for sharing information appropriately in multiple contexts.
• Evidence of successful coordination and collaboration across organizational boundaries.
• Evidence of potential to lead change and implement new services and work methods.
Preferred qualifications:
Teaching and Learning Program Manager
and Liaison Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
(Librarian I or II)
• Advanced degree or coursework in learning sciences, instructional design or other relevant field.
• Experience with educational research.
• Participation in course design and/or efforts aimed at assessing student learning.
• Project management experience or education.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: $55,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual salary and appointment classification (Librarian I or II) will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.
Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by July 25, 2016; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.
The MIT Libraries support the Institute's programs of research and study with holdings of more than 2.9 million print volumes and 3.1 million special format items, and terabytes of MIT-owned digital content. In addition, rare special collections, Institute records, historical documents, and papers of noted faculty are held in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. Library resources and services are accessible to students and researchers through the Libraries’ website (http://libraries.mit.edu/), and library spaces are widely available for both collaborative work and quiet study. Library resources are supplemented by innovative services for bioinformatics, GIS, metadata, social science and other research data. Through a culture that encourages innovation and collaboration, the MIT Libraries are redefining the role of the 21st century library – making collections more accessible than ever before, and shaping the future of scholarly research. Library staff, at all levels, contribute to this spirit of innovation and to the mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond.
The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in ArchivesSpace, arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, the BorrowDirect, DDI Alliance, DuraSpace, HathiTrust, CLIR/Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, EDUCAUSE, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, NISO, North East Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, ORCID, and TRAIL. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO’s Discovery Service. DSpace@MIT, a digital repository developed over the past ten years by the MIT Libraries, serves to capture, preserve and communicate the intellectual output of MIT's faculty and research community. Other MIT repositories include: Dome, a second DSpace instance, providing access to a sizable image collection and other digital collections owned by the MIT Libraries; the MIT Geodata Repository for a diverse collection of GIS Data; and MIT’s DataVerse for licensed social science datasets.

Feel free to get in touch with questions.

Best,
Michelle

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Michelle Baildon
Collections Strategist for Arts & Humanities
Science, Technology, & Society (STS) Librarian
Coordinator, Arts & Humanities Community of Practice
MIT Libraries | Hayden Library | 14S-230
77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
baildon@mit.edu | 617-253-9352

My pronouns are she, her, hers

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion San Antonio Public Library is hiring for multiple positions!

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 10:42 am

The Award Winning San Antonio Public Library is hiring for multiple positions. SAPL is opening two new locations in 2016!
Please review the postings below and keep looking as we will continue to post for vacancies as some other positions get vacant due to promotions and additional additions. Cut and paste this link: sanantonio.gov/HR/Careercenter.aspx 

The Award Winning San Antonio Public Library is hiring for multiple positions. SAPL is opening two new locations in 2016!
Please review the postings below and keep looking as we will continue to post for vacancies as some other positions get vacant due to promotions and additional additions. Cut and paste this link: sanantonio.gov/HR/Careercenter.aspx 

You can filter by library and these positions will show up:
Librarian I (Part-Time) - $18.47/Hour 06/30/16
Librarian II-Children's Services - Full-Time $42,259.36 - $63,389.04 Annually 07/15/16
Librarian II/Children's Services - Full-Time $42,259.36 - $63,389.04 Annually 07/06/16
Librarian III/Branch Manager - Full-Time $46,484.88 - $69,727.32 Annually 07/15/16

If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me:

Candelaria Mendoza
Library Services Administrator
San Antonio Public Library
(210)207-2625

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