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ALSC Building Partnerships

Discussion September Quarterly Report

by Jackie Cassidy on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:34 am

Reporting Period*: September 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Building Partnerships
Priority Group Area *: Partnershps (PGC VI)
Current Chair(s)*: Jackie Cassidy; Soraya Silverman-Montano
Chair's Email*: cassidy@hcplonline.org
Co-Chair's email (if applicable): sorayasilverman@gmail.com
Incoming Chair (if known):

Reporting Period*: September 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Building Partnerships
Priority Group Area *: Partnershps (PGC VI)
Current Chair(s)*: Jackie Cassidy; Soraya Silverman-Montano
Chair's Email*: cassidy@hcplonline.org
Co-Chair's email (if applicable): sorayasilverman@gmail.com
Incoming Chair (if known):

Committee/Task Force Members (names only (no dates), separate by comma, do not include chair)*: Amanda Bressler, Keturah Cappadonia, Shari Melisa Fesko, Leigh L. Fox, Doris J. Gebel, Anna Haase Krueger, Sophia Kenney, Patricia A. McLaughlin, Erin Ford Nguyen, Maren C. Ostergard, Gayle Lynn Pulley, Mary-Kate Sableski, Hadeal Salamah, Patricia Cortez Valdovinos

Per the Division Leadership Manual, the committee is expected to annually review its function statement to ensure the charge meets the responsibilities of the priority group area, recent changes to the professional environment, and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan. When did you last review it with your committee? Note: Recommendations for changes should be submitted to Organization & Bylaws. : September 15 Reporting Period

Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last report. Please remember not to include confidential or sensitive information.*:

Committee members have been assigned to one of three subcommittees: Assessing Community Needs, Best Practices, and Webpage Content.
Committee is scheduled to post articles once per month on the ALSC Blog.
July post: “Hosting a Read-In: A Successful University-Public Library Partnership”
August post: “Growing a Partnership – Public Libraries and Public Transportation”
Members have started to research national, state and local organizations for sharing on the committee’s Partner Organization Database.
We have scheduled three virtual chats on 9/28/17,

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NMRT (New Members Round Table)

Online Doc Annual Social Committee

by Anjelica Rufus-Barnes on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 02:50 pm

Committee Charge

The purpose of the annual social committee is to plan and execute a social event at the Annual Conference. The event will allow new and continuing NMRT members and library school students an opportunity to meet and talk in a relaxed and fun environment. The NMRT awards will also be distributed at this event recognizing the recipients of the NMRT awards (the professional development grant, the Shirley Olofson memorial award, Student Chapter of the Year award).

Committee Composition

Committee Charge

The purpose of the annual social committee is to plan and execute a social event at the Annual Conference. The event will allow new and continuing NMRT members and library school students an opportunity to meet and talk in a relaxed and fun environment. The NMRT awards will also be distributed at this event recognizing the recipients of the NMRT awards (the professional development grant, the Shirley Olofson memorial award, Student Chapter of the Year award).

Committee Composition

  • Chair (one-year term)
  • Committee members (one-year term)

Reports to

Leadership Development Director

History of the Committee

The committee was formed in 2016 by combining the Student Reception Committee and the NMRT Awards Reception Committee. Mango Languages sponsored the committee 2016 - 2017. 

Major Responsibilities

Plan, promote, and coordinate an Annual Reception at the Annual Conference. The reception should provide entertainment (games and door prizes) to provide an opportunity for NMRT members to network and socialize and will recognize recipients of the NMRT Professional Development Grant, the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award, the Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award and the Student Chapter of the Year Award.

 Procedures Used To Accomplish Major Responsibilities

  1. Create a timetable for tasks.
  2. Ask committee members to volunteer for tasks
  3. Select and order food for the Annual Reception.
  4. Provide door prizes.
  5. Provide party favors.
  6. Follow-up.

 Contact People for Accomplishing Committee Objectives

  • NMRT President
  • NMRT Networking Director
  • Committee members
  • You can submit the same write up to the Communications Committee Chair (formerly known as Footnotes committee), SASCO Chair, and the Liaison Coordination and Support Committee (they will advertise to other parts of ALA through listservs). You can also submit it to the NMRT Secretary, and h/she will post it to Facebook.
  • NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee Chair
  • Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee Chair
  • Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee Chair
  • Student Chapter of the Year Award Committee Chair

Publicity Needs

  • Notice in Footnotes about the reception
  • Publicity on e-mail lists (NMRT-L, NEWLIB-L, NEXGENLIB-L, etc.)
  • Publicity on ALA Connect
  • Publicity via social networking tools (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • SASCO representatives contacting their respective library science programs

Documents to Create/Update

  • Write article for Footnotes publicizing event
  • Flyer to be distributed publicizing event

Reminders and Helpful Hints

  • CC: all correspondence to NMRT President, NMRT Vice President/President-Elect, and Supervising Board Member
  • Involve, update, and assist committee members
  • Set and follow deadlines (finalizing all by Memorial Day weekend works well)
  • Make sure beverages selections are listed on menu choices
  • 50-150 attendees are anticipated
  • Think about what students want to know and experience at the conference!
  • Monitor materials distributed by ALA divisions and round tables (who left literature? are attendees taking brochures? what is left?). This information could be helpful in letting ALA units know how much literature to leave.
  • When all is said and done, think about ways to improve for next year

General Timetable of Activities

July-August

  • Welcome committee members; introduce them to charges, goals and objectives.
  • Review previous year's files.

 September-December

  • Prepare and submit planning report for NMRT President.

 Midwinter

  • If necessary, meet with committee to discuss plans for reception.

 February-May

  • NMRT President will reserve space in the ALA Annual Conference Schedule.
  • NMRT President will reserve space at a conference hotel for the reception.
  • Once the reservation has been finalized, work with the hotel to arrange catering for the event.
  • Submit article to publicity channels.
  • Coordinate with chairs of the NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee, the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee, the Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award Committee, and the Student Chapter of the Year Award to plan the presentation of awards.
  • Invite representatives from ALA Divisions and Roundtables to attend the reception to introduce themselves and their division or roundtable. If a representative cannot attend, invite them to drop off literature for distribution at the reception.
  • Submit progress report via ALA Connect
  • Forward information to SASCO Chair and Publicity Chair for distribution.
  • Finalize all reception plans by Memorial Day weekend.

June

  • Publicize the event using social networking tools, ALA Connect, and library listservs.

Annual

  • Wrap up any last-minute preparation and host the reception!
  • The NMRT Professional Development Grant, the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award, the Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award, and the Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented at the Annual Reception.

 Last revised: September 2017

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ALCTS Affiliates

Discussion North Carolina Library Association

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 02:16 pm

North Carolina Library Association, Resources & Technical Services Section

http://www.nclaonline.org/rtss

Officers transition in January following fall biennial NCLA conference (having served two years in each office).

Chair, 2017-2019
Katherine Silton
NC A & T State University
ktsilton@ncat.edu

Vice Chair/Chair Elect, 2017-2019
Kristin Calvert
Western Carolina University
kcalvert@email.wcu.edu

North Carolina Library Association, Resources & Technical Services Section

http://www.nclaonline.org/rtss

Officers transition in January following fall biennial NCLA conference (having served two years in each office).

Chair, 2017-2019
Katherine Silton
NC A & T State University
ktsilton@ncat.edu

Vice Chair/Chair Elect, 2017-2019
Kristin Calvert
Western Carolina University
kcalvert@email.wcu.edu

Secretary, 2017-2019
Stephanie Conover
High Point Public Library
stephanie.conover@highpointnc.gov

Past Chair, 2015-2017
Anna Craft
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
arcraft@uncg.edu

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident, Susquehanna University (apply by Dec. 29)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 11:49 am

Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident

https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/1403

 

Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident

https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/1403

 

If you want to start your career in a dynamic liberal arts college library with growing programs in information literacy and digital scholarship, Susquehanna University may be the place for you. We are seeking an early career librarian to participate in a 3-year post-master’s diversity residence program. You will benefit from strong mentorship and professional development opportunities, and have the ability to make a real difference in the lives of students across campus.

The Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident will learn how to develop the vision, strategies and goals for the Library’s teaching and learning initiatives, including coordinating the planning, promotion and assessment of the Library’s Information Literacy Program. The librarian will have the capacity to learn digital scholarship tools and pedagogies, and will serve as liaison to the Sigmund Weis School of Business and other departments as assigned. Librarians at Susquehanna University are members of the faculty with rank, but without tenure, in accordance with the Susquehanna Faculty Handbook.

The purpose of the Diversity Resident Program is to increase the number of qualified academic librarians from historically underrepresented backgrounds, and we are new members of the ACRL Diversity Alliance program. As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting the values of diversity and inclusion.

Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.

 

For a full job description and to apply, see:

https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/1403

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Medical School Liaison, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 10:02 am

University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

Medical School Liaison

 http://z.umn.edu/ulib383

University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

Medical School Liaison

 http://z.umn.edu/ulib383

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks a forward-looking and creative academic professional to join the Health Sciences Libraries.  We are looking for an individual who shares our values of knowledge, openness, service, collaboration, and diversity, and who thrives in a learning organization that fosters creativity and innovation.  

 

The Medical School Liaison is a member of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries, which includes the Bio-Medical Library, the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, and the Veterinary Medical Library.  HSL is led by the Director and Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences, and the position reports to the Associate Director for Education and Research Services.  The successful candidate will be one of three liaisons assigned to the Medical School and will collaborate with colleagues in HSL as well as across the Libraries.  

 

The Medical School Liaison develops and teaches classes and workshops based on user needs, developing learning objects and integrating them into the online learning environment.  This liaison position provides classroom teaching in for-credit classes, forges relationships with faculty, administrators, and clinical care teams in assigned departments of the Medical School, and provides consultation and collaboration with a diverse community of faculty, trainees, and health professions staff on a wide range of topics including evidence-based practice, scholarship, and research.  Additional responsibilities include, participating in clinically relevant forums within assigned departments of the Medical School, demonstrating how knowledge- based resources can be integrated into clinical research and practice, collaborating with researchers from a variety of cultures, communities and disciplines to develop effective and efficient strategies for managing research data and information and for supporting research reproducibility, collaborating with library colleagues on developing and offering research services, promoting new modes of scholarly communication and recruiting institutional scholarly output for inclusion in the University Digital Conservancy and the Data Repository for the U of M,  and contributing to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement.

 

Required qualifications include an ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science OR equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, experience in a health science or academic research library, excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to take initiative and actively engage with faculty and students, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a research-intensive environment, ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

 

For complete description and qualifications, and to apply, go to: http://z.umn.edu/ulib383

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ALCTS Affiliates

Discussion Wisconsin Library Association

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 09:47 am

Wisconsin Library Association Technical Services Section

http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/tss
October Conference
Term begins January
      
Chair (2018)
Amy Gannaway
Technical Service Consultant
South Central Library System
4610 S. Biltmore Ln. Suite 101
Madison, WI 53718
608-242-4712
agannaway@sclsstaff.info
 
Secretary (2018)
Beth Bechtel
Database Management Librarian

Wisconsin Library Association Technical Services Section

http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/tss
October Conference
Term begins January
      
Chair (2018)
Amy Gannaway
Technical Service Consultant
South Central Library System
4610 S. Biltmore Ln. Suite 101
Madison, WI 53718
608-242-4712
agannaway@sclsstaff.info
 
Secretary (2018)
Beth Bechtel
Database Management Librarian
Bridges Library System
741 N. Grand Avenue, #210
Waukesha, WI 53186
262-896-8086
bbechtel@bridgeslibrarysystem.org
 

Past Chair (2018)
Lori Burgess
Assistant Director for Operations
Fond du Lac Public Library
32 Sheboygan St
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
920-322-3922
burgess@fdlpl.org

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Student Gift Membership Task Force

Online Doc ALSC Student Membership Task Force 12/4/17 Meeting Notes

by Andrea V. Johnson on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 10:03 pm


ALSC Student Membership Task Force (virtual meeting, Google Hangouts)

Monday, December 4, 2017 2:00 p.m. CST

Meeting Agenda


ALSC Student Membership Task Force (virtual meeting, Google Hangouts)

Monday, December 4, 2017 2:00 p.m. CST

Meeting Agenda

1. Welcome and Introductions

- Appoint volunteer to take minutes/attendance - Andrea
- Introductions/Attendees Elizabeth, Karen, Kenneth, Patrick, Melody
- Elizabeth will remove Ted McCoy from committee page
- Introduced new member, Melody T. Leung
- Revisions/Additions to Agenda? - review Function Statement

 

2. Communications with Students

- What are your suggestions for future topics?
- What kind of responses are you getting (if any)? Not many.

- Perhaps if the emails were more personal, more like mentoring emails rather than news alerts, students would be more responsive. We will try sending out more brief and informal email messages monthly instead of every other month.

> ACTION each Task Force member will send emails to their assigned recipients in December. Keep it brief and informal. Include any ALSC news you find interesting. Note on the spreadsheet the date emails were sent. The five students who have dropped out have been crossed out on our spreadsheet. No need to email them.

- Is there a way for the students to meet each other? We could use Zoom to host a meeting, give a topic for discussion - Jbrary journal club? Mock discussion? The topic is important - book stuff, award stuff, Morris Seminar info, landing a job, how to get on an award committee. Someone from the managing services committee could talk about successful job search techniques.

> ACTION We will add question on mid-point survey if they’re interested in meeting each other and what topics they would want to discuss.

3. Student Post for ALSC Blog

- One recipient has already contributed a blog post on December 4! http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2017/12/student-gift-membership-recipient-angela-bair/

- We will ask recipients in Dec email if they would be interested in writing a post for the ALSC blog. Suggest good candidates to Elizabeth and she will send them some guiding questions.  

 

4. Mid-point Survey in January

- Reviewed survey questions on final report.

- Additional questions:
- Is there something you are not getting from ALSC membership that you need?
- What’s the best way to communicate with you?
- Do you plan on renewing at the end of the program?
- What service has ALSC provided?

- Incentive for filling it out - ALSC office will offer credit for an online course, signed books
- Elizabeth will create survey in Survey Monkey, we will make the due date a week after we send it out, send followup emails to recipients who do not respond.
- We will compare baseline to mid-point and report to board.

> ACTION Andrea will share draft of survey, send final questions to Eliza by mid Dec. (Elizabeth out of the office Dec 21- 1.)

5. Q&A and Other Business

- Review Function Statement - Elizabeth will share form we use to update charge/function statement.  

- Elizabeth is making sure second year is paid for. MACS says five students are no longer in program. She will send the names. They may have renewed for one year, not realizing that they still qualify. If people drop off we will not replace them. We could not include them in final assessment and it would extend the TF work by a year.
- Elizabeth will look at emails bouncing back on the spreadsheet.  

6. Schedule Next Meeting Date

- Andrea will send out potential dates for the next meeting.

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ALCTS Affiliates

Discussion Oregon Library Association

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 08:35 pm

Oregon Library Association Technical Services Round Table

http://www.olaweb.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=322

http://www.olaweb.org/round-tables

Term: September-August; officer transition Sept.1

Officers (Sept. 2015-Aug. 2016)

Jean Pieck: Chair, Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS)

Oregon Library Association Technical Services Round Table

http://www.olaweb.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=322

http://www.olaweb.org/round-tables

Term: September-August; officer transition Sept.1

Officers (Sept. 2015-Aug. 2016)

Jean Pieck: Chair, Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS)

Kate Cleland-Sipfle: Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library

Mary Grenci: Past Chair, University of Oregon, Knight Library

Jane Cothron : Secretary, Lincoln County Library District

12/5/17 update: Unable to verify current officers information. Emailed Kate Cleland Sipfle, Southern Oregon University Library clelandk@sou.edu and ola@olaweb.org

 

Affiliate Relations Committee liaison 2017-2018

Elise Wong, Saint Mary's College of California: yw3@stmarys-ca.edu

 

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ALA Members

Discussion MLS degree requirement for ALA Executive Director

by John DeSantis on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 08:06 am

  Some of you may be aware that last month, in an unprecedented online vote, ALA Council voted in favor of removing the requirement for the ALA Executive Director to hold the MLS/MLIS degree. 

  Some of you may be aware that last month, in an unprecedented online vote, ALA Council voted in favor of removing the requirement for the ALA Executive Director to hold the MLS/MLIS degree. 

   There is now a membership petition aimed at reversing this action. If you are interested in preserving the values of our profession, please sign the petition here. Click on "sign" and the text of the petition will appear before you sign.  The goal of the petition is to put this question before the ALA membership on the spring ballot.

 

https://tinyurl.com/ybyqpyw7

 

John DeSantis

ALA Councilor at Large

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