ALA Emerging Leaders Interest Group Committee
Dear ALA Members:
The LLAMA Mentoring Committee has begun recruiting mentors and mentees for our July 2014-June 2015 year. The mentoring program pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders.
For mentors, it is a chance to pass on your experience and knowledge by working one-on-one with an enthusiastic colleague who is ready to learn and benefit from your experience.
For mentees, it is a great opportunity to learn from an accomplished leader how to:
. explore your leadership potential
.demonstrate leadership in your current position
.acquire the skills, attitudes and relationships that you will need to move into leadership roles.
Participants must be ALA and LLAMA members as of the start of the program, and must either attend the Mentor/Mentee orientation at ALA Annual or be able to participate in a virtual orientation at a time to be determined.
The deadline to apply to become a mentor or mentee is January 30, 2014. To apply, go to:
Mentor: https:// www.surveymonkey.com/s/SW9LV2Q
For more information on the program, contact Debbie Tenofsky at email@example.com
Thank you- Brook Minner, Joyce Wright, and Melissa Laning, LLAMA Mentoring Committee members.
Applications are still being accepted for the new ALA Leadership Institute. The institute has been developed for mid-career librarians ready for the next step toward effective leadership.
Maureen Sullivan and Kathryn Deiss are leading the institute at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, Illinois, August 12–15, 2013, and this first year it’s subsidized so total cost excluding travel is $750. The application deadline is May 10.
For more information visit:
Emerging Leaders Program Coordinator
Program Officer, Placement/Recruitment
Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment
American Library Association
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
800/545-2433 ext. 4280
The University of Louisville Libraries is hiring for the new position of User Experience / Assessment Librarian:
The University of Louisville (UofL) Libraries invites applications from creative and self-motivated candidates for the newly-created position of User Experience (UX)/Assessment Librarian. This dynamic individual will play a key in helping the libraries achieve its 2020 strategic vision of becoming a nationally-recognized model of user-focused, research library services. http://louisville.edu/library/about/docs/Strategic_Plan_2012_2020.pdf
Responsibilities include: • Collect, analyze and communicate assessment findings to assist the organization in adopting a more data-driven approach to planning and decision-making. • Lead the Assessment & Resource Planning Team in creating and implementing an innovative and effective assessment program consistent with the libraries strategic initiatives; collaborate on unit-based assessment efforts. • Interact with the various user communities through formal and informal channels to identify their priorities, needs and experiences related to the University Libraries. • Coordinate the Undergraduate Student Advisory Board and assist with the creation of additional advisory boards representing other user groups. • Improve and manage the libraries program for gathering, archiving and analyzing local statistics on library usage, collections and services; coordinate the response to recurring surveys (ARL, ACRL, etc.). • Represent the libraries on assessment issues at the university, regional and national level. • Serve as a liaison to a subject area. • Share expertise through publications, presentations and other forms of scholarship; participate in service to the profession, university or community.
- Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent in library or information science.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences.
- Demonstrated commitment to user services.
- Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a collaborative environment.
- Experience with surveys and/or other assessment tools.
- Demonstrated knowledge of social networking and web tools.
- Potential to meet promotion and tenure requirements.
- Additional graduate degree in a related discipline.
- Experience conducting assessment in a library environment.
- Project coordination experience.
- Academic library experience.
- Library public service experience.
- Experience with library statistics collection and analysis.
This is a full-time, tenure-track position reporting to the Associate Dean for Assessment, Personnel & Research. The anticipated initial rank is Assistant Professor, however the entry rank and salary of the successful candidate are dependent on experience and qualifications. The University Libraries offer a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days.
The University of Louisville (http://louisville.edu) is a Carnegie research university serving 21,000 students in the state’s largest urban area. With a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs and over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs, the University also has as a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. The University Libraries (http://library.louisville.edu) joined the 126-member Association of Research Libraries in 2002. The city of Louisville (http://www.gotolouisville.com) offers hospitality, warmth and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living alongside major city amenities such as world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining, and a nationally-acclaimed parks system.
Nominations are sought and welcome. Applications should be submitted electronically to UofL’s Human Resources office at http://louisville.edu/hr/employment/applicants (Job ID #28038). Attach a single file to the online application that includes a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest detailing your relevant experience, strengths and accomplishments, and the contact information for three references. The Search Committee will begin a confidential review of completed applications on April 15, 2012; the position is open until filled. Questions about the position or application process may be addressed to:
Government Documents Librarian
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.
Call for Chapter Proposals: The Global Librarian
A Joint Publication of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and the Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries
Twenty-first century librarians work in an increasingly global environment of diverse populations with a variety of needs. Innovative librarians have embraced the challenge of “going global.” They have identified and acquired the necessary skills to successfully navigate through this expanding environment, and have done much to reinvigorate the practice of librarianship, demonstrating the valuable role played by information specialists. Physical distance is no longer a barrier to excellence in library service, but rather a catalyst for the development of innovative ideas for the creation, organization, management, presentation and dissemination of information. As user-communities have moved beyond the traditional limits of our institutions, so too has our vision for the informational services we must be prepared to provide. While technology clearly has informed much of this recent transformation in librarianship, it has been the librarians themselves who have led the way in renewing the profession to accommodate a rapidly expanding, interconnected global community. Stretching, molding and applying the traditional concepts of library and information science in new, inventive ways, librarians around the globe have designed and implemented creative ways to serve the information needs of their patrons, wherever they may be. Librarians from all spheres -- academic, public, school, private, corporate, not-for-profit -- are joining this “innovative information revolution “ and forever changing the way in which information is created, organized and shared.
This publication will focus on the vital role played by librarians and information specialists in developing new programs and services which allow them to deliver quality information services in unique and sustainable ways. The multimedia scope of the publication encourages not only case studies, chapters and other text-based reporting, but also short film/video, songs/audio, podcast episodes, animation, etc. that further demonstrate the innovative techniques that librarians have successfully deployed to serve a global environment.
Chapters are sought for an anthology written by academic, special librarians, or LIS faculty sharing information on a unique job or role in librarianship. We want to capture how librarians are dealing with changes in reference, collection development, access, and technical services. Topics of specific interest are in areas of:
- web services
- teaching and learning, systems, and assessment.
Optimal chapters might include (but are not limited to) information about your role, position, or skill, helpful educational backgrounds, why this role/position was created, and how this role/skill is changing the profession. Chapters that take a data or research driven look at the changes in the profession over the last 20 years or the future of position in academic libraries are also sought.
Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:
- Intellectual Property and the Global Environment
- Serving Populations Off the Grid
- Community outreach (or Community Engagement)
- Serving diverse/international populations
- Librarians in war-torn/underdeveloped countries
- Librarian efforts in times of catastrophic disasters
- Mobile, real-time librarians
- International partnerships
- Librarians in the virtual world
- Services to indigenous populations
- Librarians without borders
- Librarians shaping geopolitical discourse
- Library’s role in developing countries (BRIC)
- Creating tools/platforms for disseminating information
- Preserving cultural (autonomy? independence? or just “preserving culture”?) in increasingly globalized world
- Crossing language barriers
- Librarians without buildings/books
- Librarians and social justice/responsibility movements
Submission of Chapter Proposals (500 words) due by: July 10, 2012
Notification of selected chapters: August 28, 2012
Drafts due: November 26, 2012
Final corrected drafts due: December 17, 2012
The intended audience for this publication will be practicing librarians in all fields. It would also be of use to library and information science programs offering course work in the expanding role of the librarian.
All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind peer review basis. Chapters should be written in English using the 6th edition of APA format.
Completed chapters will be between 3000-5000 words in length. Authors are encouraged to include original charts, graphs, photos or other multimedia objects.
Non-traditional and multimedia texts will be accepted for consideration.
Please e-mail your Chapter Proposal (500 words) and a brief personal biography, as a Word attachment, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your proposal should also include a chapter title. Use the phrase “Global Librarian Proposal” in the email subject line.
After careful review of all proposals, the Editorial Board will contact individuals to request full-length chapters. Further instructions and details will be provided at that time.
Caroline Fuchs, Associate Professor/Outreach Librarian, St. John’s University
Jason Kucsma, Executive Director, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
Lisa Chow, Web Analyst, Brooklyn Public Library
Sandra Sajonas, Business & Career Librarian at Brooklyn Public Library
Carrie Netzer Wajda, New Business Librarian, Y&R
The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a non-profit member services organization working to develop and maintain essential library services throughout New York City and Westchester County. For nearly 50 years, METRO has helped its members seize opportunities presented by continuously evolving constituent needs and technological advances. Bridging the intersection of library sciences, knowledge management, and technology innovation, METRO upholds traditional information information access ideals in an increasingly unmediated digital age.
ACRL/NY (The Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries) is dedicated to improving library services, encouraging the exchange of ideas and information, providing networking opportunities for librarians and seeking greater cooperation among academic and research libraries. ACRL/NY promotes professional standards, mentors librarians, and enhances professional development through a variety of educational programs. The Chapter encourages local participation in national issues relating to academic and research libraries.
Children's Services Coordinator - Tulsa City-County Library
Job Summary: This position calls for a strong, child-centric coordinator who can continue to develop and expand the library’s efforts to engage, educate and entertain the children and parents of Tulsa County. Strong organizational skills are required to manage system-wide children’s services from the Youth Services Department; to administer grants and trust initiatives related to children’s services; to serve as spokesperson in the community regarding children’s issues, programs and events; and to provide leadership and development opportunities for TCCL’s children’s associates and librarians.
Interested in working abroad? Amman, Jordan
Hello everyone! I have been in the Middle East now, since September 2010 and love it! The environment in Jordan is safe, the people are kind, the climate is beautiful, and you are surrounded by history and can travel anywhere. Living and working overseas has been an amazing experience, which I will never regret. If given the chance to travel or work abroad - take it.
I have been promoted to Director of Libraries: Reception, Primary, Secondary and am looking for a Media Specialist/School Librarian (grades 6-12). The position would begin August 2012 through June 2014 (two year contract).
Please email me for details or send your CV. I am glad to answer any questions. Shukran! (Thanks in Arabic)
2010 ALA Emerging Leader