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Public Library Association
Board of Directors Meeting
12:30pm-5:00pm, Sunday, April 30, 2017
ALA Washington Office (1615 New Hampshire Ave NW, 1st Floor, Washington D.C.)
PLA Board of Directors and NLLD 2017 Schedule:
Sunday, April 30, 2017
• Lunch served at 12:00 noon
• PLA Board meeting 12:30pm to 5:00pm
• Board dinner at 6:30pm at Bistro Bis, Kimpton George Hotel, 15 E St NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202/661-2700
Monday, May 1, 2017
• National Library Legislative Day, 8:00am to 4:20pm, Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, 5:00pm reception at 902 Hart Senate Office Building
• Appointments TBD arranged by Scott and Larra
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
• Meetings with legislators/Congressional offices schedule
• Appointments TBD arranged by Scott and Larra
CURATOR, WINE LIBRARY,HEALDSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY FULL-TIME
The Sonoma County Library is seeking a customer service driven professional with excellent communication skills and a wine background for its Curator, Sonoma County Wine Library position located in Healdsburg,, CA. The successful leader will bring innovation, a commitment to preserve the region’s wine history and culture, and a problem-solving spirit to the position. The Sonoma County Wine Library is in the heart of the Northern California Wine Country, with plentiful recreational and cultural attractions nearby, ranging from the seashore to the redwoods to bustling San Francisco.
As a special library within a public library setting, the Sonoma County Wine Library serves wine industry professionals, tourists and enthusiasts with aplomb. With collections and services in business and technical resources, rare books portraying the global history of wine, oral histories and archival information detailing the history of wine in the North Coast region, as well as a comprehensive trove of resources spanning every related subject from growing grapes to pairing wine with anything you might think of, the Wine Library is an indispensable resource for historians, wine country tourists, aspiring home winemakers, viticulturists, picking crews, hospitality professionals, and corporate business partners alike.
TO APPLY: A formal application is required. Applications can be obtained from the Library jobs page: http://sonomalibrary.org/sites/default/files/application.pdf. Please send your completed application materials by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (707) 527-5076, or mail to 211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. All information must be received by the final filing deadline. Postmarks will not be accepted, nor will unsigned material. Resumes may be included but will not be accepted in lieu of applications. Applicants should include at least the name and contact information for at least one professional and one personal reference.
Sonoma County Library
211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Please note the expedited schedule, as we are looking to have the voting period completed in advance of National Library Legislative Day, which begins May 1, 2017.
The Board is invited to review the Board action form regarding the 2017 ACRL Legislative Agenda.
Please use threaded discussions to post feedback regarding the proposed action during the discussion period of Tuesday, April 18 to Thursday, April 20.
Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the 2017 ACRL Legislative Agenda via virtual vote during Friday, April 21 to Wednesday, April 26, and confirm its vote at the 2017 Annual Conference.
Reference Assistant Position in Seattle (for admitted or current MLIS students), Seattle Central College Library (apply by May 26)by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 01:28 pm
I'd like to let admitted and current MLIS students who are Spectrum Scholars know about the three reference assistant positions we will be hiring for this quarter. These position are in Seattle, WA at Seattle Central College. We'd love to have local Spectrum Scholars apply!
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Seattle Central College
Spectrum Scholar 2013-2014
PART-TIME POSITION FOR MLIS STUDENTS
Seattle Central College Library
Three position available
Applications accepted until May 26th
Admitted and currently enrolled MLIS students are invited to apply for reference assistant positions that support information literacy and learning at Seattle Central College, a dynamic and diverse college in an urban setting. Gain valuable reference and instruction skills by working with librarians answering reference questions using a wide range of information resources in multiple formats.
Hours: 6-12 hours weekly during Seattle Central’s academic quarters between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer hours will be Monday through Thursday and may vary. Schedule may change each quarter. Typical schedule is one or two days a week 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half days may be scheduled as well—exact days and times to be determined. Applicants are asked to make a one-year commitment to the position. Summer quarter work begins June 26th, 2017.
Hourly Rate: will be $15.00 an hour
Basic Function: Work closely with reference librarians to provide excellent reference services to diverse campus community.
Required: Current enrollment in a graduate program in Library and Information Science.
Preferred: Library coursework and/or experience; an interest in academic librarianship; and three or more quarters of graduate study remaining. First year MLIS students are encouraged to apply.
• Assist students with recurring quick information and routine reference questions on general subjects and in the use of basic bibliographic tools (e.g., print and online reference books, online catalog, periodical databases, Web, etc.); refer students to appropriate librarians or technicians when necessary
• Create instructional tools, including handouts and research guides (using LibGuides).
• Under the direction of a librarian, provide general library instruction to classes; assist librarians in providing subject specific-library classes.
• Assist students in the Reference Area; explain library procedures, rules, and service policy.
• As directed by a librarian, prepare research guides for assigned subject matter, including print, non-print, and electronic resources.
• Assist with circulation service, acquisitions tasks, shelving reference materials, and other tasks as assigned by librarians.
Director of Library Services – FA029 - closes on 05/12/17
Hiring Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Visit http://www.jtcc.edu/about/employment-opportunities/8360 for more information.
General Information: John Tyler Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education and the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian in the metropolitan Richmond area and at off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler Community College provides quality educational opportunities that inspire student success and community vitality. The College’s vision is a success story for every student.
Responsibilities: John Tyler Community College is seeking a Director of Library Services to administer all aspects of library resources and services. The Director is responsible for planning, budgeting, and staffing in support of the academic programs, faculty teaching, and student learning and will hire, train, supervise and evaluate library personnel. The Director will develop effective working relationships with JTCC students, faculty, staff, and administrators and will actively participate in regional and state professional organizations. The Director will provide library instruction within the library or in classrooms as well as provide reference service in accord with current standards. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Student Success.
Qualifications: Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited program. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Three years of supervisory experience in a library. Must be comfortable with change and with working in a rapidly changing technological environment. Successful completion and passing of a criminal background check required. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in an academic library. Experience working in a multi-campus environment. Minimum of two years’ experience with library instruction including designing, teaching and assessing. Minimum of two years’ experience in a reference position in a library. Strong organizational habits and skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Acceptable application packages are those submitted through the Commonwealth of Virginia career website located at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/. Required: A fully completed state application, CV or resume to include a list of three professional references, cover letter, and copies of all applicable transcripts must be submitted through the career website to receive consideration.
There is a limit on the number and size of attachments that can be uploaded with the application. Documents that are unable to be uploaded in the career website should be sent via email to email@example.com immediately after successfully applying to the position. Please do not submit the same document in the system and by email.
The career website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application has been submitted. Please refer to your online account for the status of your application and the status of this position. Incomplete applications, application which state “see resume”, or is missing supplemental document(s) will not be accepted and considered incomplete. Applications submitted through other websites, such as Indeed, are not considered as applying to the position. Should you need assistance or have questions, please contact Cherie Watts at (804) 594-1417 or via the email address listed above.
John Tyler Community College embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion that empowers anyone from anywhere to be successful in their academic and professional pursuits. We strive to provide an environment that is enriching to all by understanding and appreciating our dimensions of diversity, becoming global citizens, and welcoming new ways of engaging the unique contributions of all people.
The ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee is excited to announce the first in our series of three online professional development opportunities of interest to instruction coordinators and librarians with instruction responsibilities.
Critical Reflection to Improve and Grow As Librarians Who Teach
When: Friday, June 2, 11-noon Central Standard Time
Register for this free event here
Reflection is a practice that helps instruction librarians and coordinators focus on various aspects of their teaching in order to grow and improve as teachers. This presentation will begin by defining reflection and reflexivity while describing when, how and why it is used, as well as outlining benefits, challenges and examples of the practice.
Maria Accardi is the Coordinator of Instruction at Indiana University Southeast. She is the author of Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction (Library Juice Press, 2013), editor of the forthcoming The Feminist Reference Desk: Concepts, Critiques, and Conversations (Library Juice Press), and co-editor of Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (Library Juice Press, 2010).
Michelle Reale is the Faculty Librarian for English and Music at Arcadia University. She is the author of Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher: Strategies for Mindful Academic Practice (ACRL, 2017).
The ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee is excited to announce the second in our series of three online professional development opportunities of interest to instruction coordinators and librarians with instruction responsibilities.
Developing an Effective Mentoring Program
When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 1pm-2pm Central Standard Time
Register for this free event here
Library staff members, graduate students and librarians can benefit greatly from mentoring programs. Acting as a teacher and a guide to the real world, mentors have the opportunity to encourage and advise by sharing their experiences and knowledge with mentees who benefit greatly from individualized attention. In this webinar, you will learn the many ways that mentoring programs can be structured and the benefits of each. In addition, librarians from UT-Austin will present their methods and approaches for mentoring graduate students new to library instruction as well as librarians with minimal teaching experience. They will also discuss a sustainable approach to a peer-mentoring program that can be adapted to any organization.
Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen, Wilsonville Campus Librarian at the Oregon Institute of Technology, has edited, written, and mentored/eed in a number of places. Through personal experience, committee participation, and research she has noticed a convergence on mentoring in the last couple of years. In 2015 she guest edited the Fall Oregon Library Association Quarterly on Mentoring, and in 2016 she edited the book, “Beyond Mentoring: A guide for librarians and information professionals.”
Sarah Brandt, Librarian for First-Year Programs at the University of Texas at Austin, teaches information literacy skills in the undergraduate core curriculum and works with the School of Undergraduate Studies to incorporate information literacy into a variety of programs. She mentors graduate students to teach first year students and supports subject liaison librarians in their teaching.
Elise Nacca, Head of Information Literacy Services at the University of Texas at Austin, manages a unit that integrates information literacy skills into the first-year curriculum and supports subject liaison librarians in their teaching. She developed and managed a peer mentoring program for library staff who teach.
Krystal Wyatt-Baxter, Head of Assessment at the University of Texas at Austin, is now in a role focusing on assessment. In her previous role, she taught first year students and mentored graduate students into teaching roles.