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ASCLA Program and Preconference Planners

Discussion 2017 ASCLA Program Information for planners/presenters - Sept. 2, 2016 deadline

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 05:58 pm

Hello Everybody,

I hope you each received my message letting you know that your program proposal for ASCLA for 2017 was approved.

Hello Everybody,

I hope you each received my message letting you know that your program proposal for ASCLA for 2017 was approved.

I have set up a group in ALA Connect to communicate with you here: http://connect.ala.org/node/153502. Those of you who are not ALA members will have to set up a free account (by clicking “Join” in the upper right corner) and let me know. I’ll add you to the group once I hear from you. I was able to add the following people already:

Amanda Wilson

Betsy Diamant-Cohen

Lydia Collins

Mary Kearns-Kaplan

Michelle Bickert

Robin Brown

Sharon Grover

Wendy Cornelisen

 IMPORTANT:If there is anyone else you want to add to the group, please send me their name and email.

All of our work will be done in Connect, so please make sure to login and turn on your e-mail notifications for this group, by logging into Connect, clicking on the arrow next to “Your Account” in the upper right corner, clicking on “Edit Your Email Notifications” and following the instructions from there. Using the group helps centralize information—both info that is shared with the team, and info that you provide to staff—so that it doesn’t get lost or misplaced in our inboxes. We’ll be posting all the announcements, deadlines, room assignments, and other information to this group

 

Our first deadline will be September 2nd. We are asking you to finalize the titles and descriptions and any confirmed speakers for your event, so that we can begin promoting the program slate this fall and also so that we can provide information to Conference Services for logistics. We’ve posted a spreadsheet of the titles and descriptions here: http://connect.ala.org/node/256671.  Please respond with a reply/comment in Connect on this post prior to September 2nd confirming the following: Final title, Confirmed description, Any confirmed (at this point) speakers for your event.

 

For your convenience, we’ve attached an FAQ sheet to help you confirm titles and descriptions. We will also be providing other information and documentation regarding deadlines, A/V, speaker waivers and other important logistics. These will be posted in the Connect group soon.

 

I hope you are enjoying these last few weeks of summer, and we’ll be in touch soon regarding this first deadline. Questions? You can post those in response to this post as well and we'll do our best to answer.

 

Thanks, everybody – let me know if you have any questions.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Susan

 

Susan Hornung

Executive Director, ASCLA/RUSA

American Library Association

50 East Huron

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (800) 545-2433 x4395

Direct:  (312) 280-4395

Fax: (312) 280-5273

Email: shornung@ala.org 

ALA: www.ala.org

ASCLA: www.ala.org/ascla

RUSA: www.ala.org/rusa

 

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RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee

Discussion August 2016 committee meeting

by Joseph Yue on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 01:57 pm

RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee

Planning Meeting

Aug. 25, 2016 (Thurs), 2:00 - 3:00pm CT.

 

Dial: 866-714-4933

Passcode: 76286198

 

Tentative Agenda

00:00 confirmation of agenda

00:05 vendor relations liaison's role with ACC

 

00:15 ACC project inventory and preliminary timeline

00:35 --tasks breakdown and assignment

00:45 awards reception status

00:55 any other business

 

01:00 adjournment

EMIERT Executive Board

Online Doc ALA Actions Annual 2016

by Lori Mestre on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 09:57 am
ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

Discussion ACRL 2017 Midwinter Meeting Scheduling

by Elois Sharpe (staff) on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 08:49 am

Dear ACRL Communities of Practice Leaders,

It’s that time of year again. On Tuesday, August 23, the meeting submission process will begin for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting, which will be held in Atlanta, GA from January 20-24, 2017. 

As you may already be aware of, ALA has a software system that ACRL staff will use to submit your Midwinter Meeting requests.  In an effort to have all sessions entered by the ALA deadline, staff will enter your meeting information for you.

Dear ACRL Communities of Practice Leaders,

It’s that time of year again. On Tuesday, August 23, the meeting submission process will begin for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting, which will be held in Atlanta, GA from January 20-24, 2017. 

As you may already be aware of, ALA has a software system that ACRL staff will use to submit your Midwinter Meeting requests.  In an effort to have all sessions entered by the ALA deadline, staff will enter your meeting information for you.

Section chairs, interest group conveners and discussion group conveners will need to let me know if your group will be meeting at MW17 by September 9No meetings will automatically be scheduled this year, unless we receive your confirmation.

Please have your Midwinter Meeting room requests to me via email by Friday, September 9 per the following guidelines.

Step One:

  • Review your meeting schedule from the 2016 Midwinter Meeting (PDF attached).

  • Review attached meeting timeslots and no conflict times.

  • Determine if your committee(s) will meet at the same time at MW17 as it did for MW16.

Step Two:

  • If you want to keep your MW16 time and A/V for your MW17 meetings, you must confirm with me and I will schedule your meeting to replicate the MW16 schedule as best as possible.
  • If you want to meet at a new time: Email your specifics as follows to me no later than end of September 9:
    • ACRL Committee Name:
    • Meeting Date:
    • Meeting Time (Start and End):
    • Expected Attendance:
    • Room Set (Theater, Conference Hollow Square-25-40 or Banquet Rounds-Rounds of 10:
    • Specific AV Requests (i.e., Computer, Projector, Screen, ( Microphone-Must have more than 40 attendees):
  • If your unit will meet virtually for MW17, please let me know.

Questions about virtual participation at Midwinter and virtual meetings?

  • There is “limited support” for blended meetings (on-site and virtual) through the Skype kit that can be requested. If you choose to offer a blended meeting, it will be the responsibility of the meeting attendees/chair to ensure everything runs smoothly.
  • Please note that it is not mandatory to attend conference. If your committee should choose to meet virtually, please contact me if you are interested in scheduling a virtual meeting using ACRL’s Adobe Connect or WebEx software. Complete details regarding virtual meetings, including the request form, are available at online. It is recommended to conduct virtual meetings before or after Midwinter Meeting to better accommodate all schedules.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your cooperation as we work together for a successful ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Thank you!

Elois

 

Elois Sharpe

Program Coordinator

Association of College & Research Libraries

50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611

T: 312-280-5277; F: 312-280-2520

Email: esharpe@ala.org; http://www.acrl.org

 

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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Discussion ACRL 2017 Midwinter Meeting Scheduling

by Elois Sharpe (staff) on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 08:42 am

Dear ACRL Division-level Leaders,

It’s that time of year again! This fall, I will be entering meeting submissions for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting, which will be held in Atlanta, GA from January 20–24, 2017.

I will be entering all ACRL division-level committee meetings, so please email me whether or not you plan to meet at MW17.

Please have your Midwinter Meeting room requests to me via email by Friday, September 9 per the following guidelines.

Step One:

Dear ACRL Division-level Leaders,

It’s that time of year again! This fall, I will be entering meeting submissions for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting, which will be held in Atlanta, GA from January 20–24, 2017.

I will be entering all ACRL division-level committee meetings, so please email me whether or not you plan to meet at MW17.

Please have your Midwinter Meeting room requests to me via email by Friday, September 9 per the following guidelines.

Step One:

  • Review your meeting schedule from the 2016 Midwinter Meeting (PDF attached).

  • Review attached meeting timeslots and no conflict times.

  • Determine if your committee will meet at the same time at MW17 as it did for MW16.

Step Two:

  • If you want to keep your MW16 time and A/V for your MW17 meetings, you must confirm with me and I will schedule your meeting to replicate the MW16 schedule as best as possible.
  • If you want to meet at a new time: Email your specifics as follows to me no later than end of September 9:
    • ACRL Committee Name:
    • Meeting Date:
    • Meeting Time (Start and End):
    • Expected Attendance:
    • Room Set (Theater, Conference Hollow Square-25-40 or Banquet Rounds-Rounds of 10:
    • Specific AV Requests (i.e., Computer, Projector, Screen, ( Microphone-Must have more than 40 attendees):
  • If your committee will meet virtually for MW17, please let me know.

Questions about virtual participation at Midwinter and virtual meetings?

  • There is limited support for blended meetings (on-site and virtual) through the Skype kit that can be requested. If you choose to offer a blended meeting, it will be the responsibility of the meeting attendees/chair to ensure everything runs smoothly.
  • Please note that it is not mandatory to attend conference. If your committee should choose to meet virtually, please contact me if you are interested in scheduling a virtual meeting using ACRL’s Adobe Connect or WebEx software. Complete details regarding virtual meetings, including the request form, are available at online. It is recommended to conduct virtual meetings before or after Midwinter Meeting to better accommodate all schedules.

In the fall, I will send a preliminary schedule to confirm your meeting requests and A/V. To meet Conference Service’s deadline, you will have a short time period to request any changes to the preliminary schedule.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your cooperation as we work together for a successful ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Thank you!

Elois,

 

Elois Sharpe

Program Coordinator

Association of College & Research Libraries

50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611

T: 312-280-5277; F: 312-280-2520

Email: esharpe@ala.org; http://www.acrl.org

 

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ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote Discussion: 8/9/16–8/15/16 CLS Innovation Award criteria

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 01:52 pm

The Board is invited to review the Board action form regarding the revisions to the CLS Innovation Award criteria, and have discussion during the period of 8/9/16–8/15/16. Please post comments below using threaded discussions. 

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the revisions to the CLS Innovation Award criteria during 8/16/16–8/22/16 and confirm its vote at the 2017 Midwinter Meeting.

ACRL DLS Awards Committee (Distance Learning Section)

Event DLS Awards Committee August Meeting.

by Rebecca Nowicki on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 05:47 pm

Where: Rebecca's Adobe Connect Room- https://bpiedu.adobeconnect.com/library/

Call in Information: Toll-free dial-in number (U.S. and Canada): 
(866) 410-1443

Conference code: 
1344288634

Agenda:

1. Introductions
2. Purpose
3. Recap of ALA Awards Ceremony
4. Goals for Upcoming Year
5. To-Dos

ACRL Board of Directors

Poll Do you approve changes to the CLS Innovation Award criteria?

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 11:08 am
Yes
100% (8 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Abstain
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 8
Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Teaching and Learning Librarian - Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries (Richmond, VA)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 01:50 pm

 

 

Teaching and Learning Librarian, Special Collections and Archives

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Teaching and Learning Librarian. This position works in a collaborative environment in James Branch Cabell Library’s Special Collections and Archives department to provide instruction for a range of collections, primarily with artists’ books, rare books, and primary source materials. The Teaching and Learning Librarian also will take lead to expand and enhance the department’s instruction program and to oversee its dedicated instruction room. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Located in culturally diverse, historic, and dynamic Richmond, Virginia, convenient to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the recreation destinations of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Commonwealth University is one of Virginia's largest universities and among the nation’s leading research institutions. The VCU Libraries, one of Virginia’s outstanding research library systems, advances the University’s teaching, research, service, and patient care mission with 2.5 million volumes, 61,000 serials, 600,000 e-books, and nationally prominent collections in the health and biological sciences, social work, the arts, the history of medicine, and comic and book arts.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and Archives, and working closely with the Assistant Head and Curator of Books and Art, the Teaching and Learning Librarian is responsible for developing, enhancing, and promoting the department’s instruction program. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Working with faculty, designs, teaches and assesses instruction sessions, primarily with artists’ books, rare books, and primary source materials.
  • Manages the department’s dedicated instruction room; leads and implements plans to enhance the space.
  • Collaborates with department staff to develop a framework for instruction services that includes workflows, guidelines, and pedagogical values/uses of special collections and archives.
  • Leads the expansion of the department’s instruction services to include content and tools that support traditional and virtual environments. 
  • Develops and conducts workshops, presentations, and other outreach efforts to promote instruction services for faculty and students using special collections and archives.
  • Partners with other library departments engaged in teaching and learning to identify areas where special collections and archives can support course instruction.
  • As needed contributes to the department’s efforts to enhance access to collections.

The Teaching and Learning Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.

Qualifications

Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred: Experience in an academic research library, archives, or museum setting with significant responsibilities in instruction and education. Knowledge of contemporary artists’ books and their application in academic curriculum. Knowledge of visual literacy standards. Demonstrated experience with current trends and practices for instruction with primary source materials. Knowledge of document analysis techniques. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills. Experience with collection discovery systems. Familiarity with preservation, copyright, and privacy issues. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Ability and willingness to shift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.

Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Libraries

As one of only 28 public universities with academic medical centers to be designated by the Carnegie Foundation as “Community Engaged” with “Very High Research Activity,” Virginia Commonwealth University ranks among Virginia’s largest research universities, enrolling over 31,000 students. Located in the heart of Richmond, VCU offers 40 doctoral, 74 masters, 3 professional, and 63 baccalaureate degree programs. Thirty-four of VCU's graduate and professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation, with 22 programs ranking in the top 50 and sculpture ranked number one. Over 3,300 faculty comprise the University's teaching force. Research strengths at the University include health and life sciences, education, engineering, social work, behavioral sciences, public affairs, advertising and design, and the fine arts. Sponsored research funding totals over $260 million, placing VCU among the top 100 research institutions in the United States. VCU’s strategic plan embraces an acceleration in the growth of VCU’s library system and includes a new Master Site Plan that envisions additions to both library facilities operated by the VCU Libraries. A new building connecting to the existing James Branch Cabell Library opened in 2015. Construction updates to the Tompkins-McCaw Library for Health Sciences will begin in 2016.

Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University (including the James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus) employ over 55 professionals and 90 staff with annual expenditures exceeding $20 million. VCU also operates academic programs in Doha, Qatar, supported by a library there, and in various locations throughout the U.S. and the world. The VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, SPARC, CNI, BioMed Central, NDSA, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and print resources. The VCU Libraries has adopted Primo as its discovery layer and is one of the first libraries worldwide to have implemented Alma as its next generation cloud-based system for library management. CONTENTdm, Digital Commons, and Omeka supplement the foundation of its system architecture to enhance access to its collections and services.

The Monroe Park Campus of VCU is located in Richmond's Fan District, a large, residential neighborhood of townhouses, shops, and cafes. The campus is home to most of the University’s undergraduate and many of its graduate programs, including the School of the Arts, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, and Social Work. The School of Social Work also offers the Masters of Social Work at the Northern Virginia Campus in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition, VCU’s Qatar campus in the Middle East offers degree programs through the School of the Arts. 

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $50,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see VCU Human Resources' benefits guide.

For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home pageReview of applications will begin September 12, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply via VCUJobs. Complete the application and submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Associate Director for Public Services and Instructional & Digital Initiatives Librarian - Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 01:48 pm

FY17 2016-372 ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR PUBLIC SERVICES (LIBRARY)

Job # FY17 2016-372
Job Type Administrative
Department Earl S. Richardson Library
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Status Full-Time
Class Code A9003
Salary Commensurate with Experience

FY17 2016-372 ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR PUBLIC SERVICES (LIBRARY)

Job # FY17 2016-372
Job Type Administrative
Department Earl S. Richardson Library
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Status Full-Time
Class Code A9003
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posting Date August 11, 2016
Closing Date Open Until Filled

Department: Earl S. Richardson Library

Introduction: The Earl S. Richardson Library is currently recruiting for an Associate Director for Public Services. Interested candidates should have a strong desire to advance the mission of Morgan State University, the largest Historically Black University in Maryland.

Duties: Assisting the Director of Library Services with preparing and monitoring departmental goals; developing, maintaining, and implementing departmental policies and procedures; managing and evaluating the design, development, and coordination of public service projects; formulating and implementing service delivery models in the following areas: information/ reference, circulation/ access services, documents (federal and state), distance education library services, interlibrary services, interlibrary lending and information literacy and instruction; hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating assigned staff participating in communities activities, training programs and professional development meetings, workshops, and conferences; coordinating the preparation of administrative reports; working with Electronic Resources management team (ERM); managing multiple change projects and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Master's degree in Library/ Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or closely related field with a minimum of five (5) years' of academic library experience.

Requirements: The ability to provide technical advice, excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; must be able to manage multiple projects; expert knowledge and skills with computers, hardware, library software, internet/ digital communications and demonstrated ability to provide information/ reference services.

To Apply:  Email a cover letter to jobs@morgan.edu, indicating Job # FY17 2016-372 in the subject line and attach the following items: a resume, a completed Morgan State University Employment Application, (which should include salary requirements and references). Alternatively, you may mail the required items to: Morgan State University, Office of Human Resources, and 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21251. Application packets can also be faxed to: 443-885-8209 (Incomplete submissions of any type may not be given consideration).

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FY16 2016-364 INSTRUCTIONAL & DIGITAL INITIATIVES LIBRARIAN

Job # FY16 2016-364
Job Type Administrative
Department Earl S. Richardson Library
FLSA Status Exempt
Job Status Full-Time
Class Code A9003
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posting Date July 18, 2016
Closing Date Open Until Filled

Department: Earl S. Richardson Library

Introduction: The Earl S. Richardson Library is currently recruiting for an Instructional & Digital Initiatives Librarian. Interested candidates should have a strong desire to advance the mission of Morgan State University, the largest Historically Black University in Maryland. 

Duties: Providing general instruction and leading the library team in implementing digital projects; creating, implementing and interweaving innovative digital applications; implementing and troubleshooting EBSCO's and EDS discovery layer tools; managing referenced statistics and providing monthly reports; surveying blogs, key online sites and technical journals; developing infrastructure for the dissemination of new library technologies; assisting library patrons with reference queries; providing monthly "emerging technologies talks" for patrons and library staff and performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited university and one year of experience with current digital library technologies.

Requirements: Proven instruction and digital track record; ability to understand and apply departmental policies and procedures; and the ability to communicate effectively.

To Apply:  Email a cover letter to jobs@morgan.edu, indicating Job # FY16 2016-364 in the subject line and attach the following items: a resume, a completed Morgan State University Employment Application, (which should include salary requirements and references). Alternatively, you may mail the required items to: Morgan State University, Office of Human Resources, and 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21251. Application packets can also be faxed to: 443-885-8209 (Incomplete submissions of any type may not be given consideration).

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