ACRL LES (Literatures in English Section) Section
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Do you find yourself wishing that someone would have been there to teach you all that you now know? Would you like to walk alongside a new librarian as they enter the profession?
Here is your chance to participate in a great new project from the New Members Round Table of ALA (NMRT), to meet a new librarian ally, and to have someone to guide as they learn the ins and outs of librarianship. The NMRT Mentoring Committee's Career Mentoring Program focuses on long term mentoring. We will pair up "newbie librarians" with "seasoned vets" as part of a year-long mentoring program.
The NMRT Career Mentoring program will last from October 2014 to July 2015. Conference attendance is not required, but membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged.
For further information and to apply, please visit
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions after visiting the site.
The New Member Round Table Mentoring Committee
ACRL LES, SEES, WESS Program, 2014 ALA Annual: "Embedded" Cultural Communities in Europe and the Americas: Challenges for Librariansby David Oberhelman on Mon, May 5, 2014 at 02:39 pm
"Embedded" Cultural Communities in Europe and the Americas: Challenges for Librarians
ALA Annual 2014 Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:00-2:30 pm
WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center, room S232
Sponsored by ACRL LES, SEES, and WESS
With the generous support of Aux Amateurs de Livres / Librairie Internationale Touzot
In Europe and the Americas ethnic groups consciously maintain a sense of cultural community when living within or dispersed among other, larger communities. These efforts include a desire to preserve their own languages, literatures and artistic traditions, cultural heritage, social identities, and often political autonomy. What strategies do they use, tangible and intangible? What challenges do libraries and librarians face seeking to collect and preserve the language, literature, and cultural heritage of these cultures? This panel will focus on Basque, Romani, and Native American cultures as examples of embedded communities; we will examine the issues they face from artistic and scholarly perspectives and then address how librarians can build collections and serve their needs.
Author of American Gypsy: A Memoir, BMI-Kluge Fellow, Black Mountain Institute
Pedro J. Oiarzabal
Universidad de Deusto, Instituto de Derechos Humanos Pedro Arrupe
Professor, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin
Associate Professor of University Libraries, Western Michigan University
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The New Members Round Table offers a free Resume Review Service, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 – 5:00, in the ALA Joblist Placement Center at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas!
A schedule of reviewers (with library type and specialization) will be posted on the RRS site a few days prior to the conference. You may want to look at the schedule and jot down a few possible times.
Once at the conference, stop by the Resume Review Service (located inside the ALA Placement Center). At that time, you may make an appointment to see a reviewer or if one is available, you could meet then. Appointments usually fill up quickly, so be sure to make an appointment as early as you can.
Try to be a few minutes early for your appointment. If you are more than 5 minutes late, we cannot guarantee that your appointment will be held. Should you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please stop by and let us know.
Appointments are 30 minutes long. Bring copies of your cover letter and/or resume. If applicable, it would be helpful to bring a copy of the job ad. After reading over your resume and/or cover letter, your reviewer will probably ask you a few questions and will probably comment on format, grammar, punctuation, and overall strengths and weaknesses of your documents.
Please be courteous and keep your meeting to the 30 minute limit.
If you would like a second opinion, you may schedule another appointment with a different reviewer (schedule permitting).
The last appointments are 30 minutes before closing each day.
If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs, Cheryl Blevens and Nicole Spoor, at email@example.com.
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The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting resume reviewers and booth greeters for the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas who are willing to volunteer to greet participants, and/or review resumes and cover letters of those who are undergoing a job search in this challenging economic climate. The conference review service is free of charge to anyone. Librarians from all types of libraries and specializations are invited to volunteer. We are especially in need of Public, Special and School Media Specialists volunteers.
The NMRT Resume Review Service booth, located inside the ALA Placement Center, is open Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Appointment are 30 minutes long and usually fill up quickly. The last appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes before closing each day.
If you wish to volunteer or have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs: Cheryl Blevens (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nicole Spoor (email@example.com). Please use “2014 Conference RRS Volunteer” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!
Join the conversation @ http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r5nv2vhj0q3/
Before the meeting, please take a look at this information about access:
- Adobe Connect has recently updated their software. When you log-in, you may notice a screen asking you to install the add-in. If you click “yes,” the update will install in about 20-30 seconds. You may need to complete the audio setup wizard after installing the add-in.
- Use Firefox, if possible -- Internet Explorer and Chrome seem to have some issues.
- Make certain you have an updated version of Flash.
- Only use PDF or PPT files.
- You will need a headset for VoIP. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).
- Once you enter Adobe Connect (you will sign in as a guest -- so no log-in is needed), you will need to click on the speaker and microphone icons to activate -- both need to be GREEN.
- Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time.
- To test audio, click on ‘Meeting’ in upper left corner. Choose the audio set-up wizard. Click through every step, making sure the dropdown is set to your USB headset, and click through to the very last screen. IMPORTANT: You must click all the way through the audio wizard in order to save your selections.
- If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:
Test your connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
The 2014 Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards nomination period is now open until December 1, 2013. Nominations for librarians and libraries of all types are welcomed.
The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is pleased to announce the creation of two new awards to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction.
The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will be presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for her/his contributions to the field, while the LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award will be given to a Library that demonstrates innovation in support of information literacy and instruction.
The awards will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference. Award winners will receive a $1,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Awards are sponsored by the Library Instruction Roundtable.
Recipients will be honored at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, June 26-July 1, 2014. Winners receive a $1,000.00 cash award, a plaque, and a $500.00 travel stipend to attend ALA Annual.
For full details on how to apply for or nominate an individual/library for these awards, please see: http://www.ala.org/lirt/awards
If you’re attending ALA Annual next week, join us for food and fun at the LES Social! The social will immediately follow the New Members Discussion Group meeting and is just a short walk up the “Magnificent Mile”:
LES Social at ALA Annual
Saturday, June 29th
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Howells and Hood
435 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago (in the Tribune Tower)
Restaurant information: http://www.howellsandhood.com/
See you there!