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GODORT Steering Committee will be holding a virtual committee meeting Friday, March 24, 2017.
Here is the meeting room link for the upcoming GODORT Steering meeting March 24th at 12pm Eastern.
The telephone bridge has been set up for this meeting. Participants can use the phone option for audio/speaking privileges if they prefer:
Toll Free (844) 801-7777
Access Code: 738241
1. Nominations/Elections update
2. Bylaws changes for "Bylaws and Organization Coordinator"
3. Nominating + Program committees proposal
4. GODORT 101 call for assistance
5. Committee updates
One GODORT, One Chicago: We need to be united advocates for government information and civic engagement!
Please join us.
Updated to link to the v2 versions of the Excel spreadsheets with new numbers.
Here's my first pass on the FY2018 budget. Between changes to stipends, number of preconferences, anticipated changes to Forum (two keynotes instead of three), and more, it took longer to put this together than I anticipated.
- FY2018 Draft Budget Summary - v2 (an overview of all budget lines)
- FY2018 Draft Budget Full - v2 (includes a spreadsheet breakout for every project)
Note that that while the bottom line number is alarming, it's not quite as bad as it looks. The summary shows that it's possible we'll be at a deficit of $50,000 at the end of FY2018, but $10,000 of that money is an anticipated expenditure of 50th anniversary funds. In other words, we're funding $10,000 worth of scholarships in FY2018 (-$10,000) that we collected money for in FY2017 (+$10,000).
I've laid out my rationale for this budget in a Google Doc, so you can see how I came up with figures for each line. I want to say up front that even though I think we'll do better than the projections show for CE, Forum, and sponsorship, I'm erring on the side of caution using trends from the past year since we're still aligning resources and creating infrastructure. I also don't have any hard data for publications revenue with our publisher since we'll get our first payment from them this summer, so I kept that figure conservative, too.
I'll be out of the office, completely offline, February 20 - March 5, so we can discuss the draft further when I'm back, although I'm happy to answer any questions you have before the 20th.
Library Operations Manager @ UC Blue Ash
Date: Mar 16, 2017
Location: Cincinnati, OH, US
The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash (UCBA) College seeks a service-oriented, skilled professional to join our student-centered team as the Library Operations Manager in the UCBA Library. UC Blue Ash College is the largest regional college in Ohio, located in Blue Ash, Ohio with an enrollment of approximately 5100 students.
This position reports to the Library Director and requires strong organizational and customer service skills, supervisory/management skills, and circulation services experience in order to successfully accomplish primary job responsibilities. These responsibilities include but are not limited to, managing the daily operations of the library to ensure high quality provision of library services, such as developing, interpreting and administering library policies and procedures and ensuring their uniform application; monitoring and evaluating public services daily (e.g. circulation services, facilities, IT); liaising between the UCBA library faculty, staff and student assistants to ensure high quality communication and delivery of library services; liaising with the UCBA Information Technology Department and the UCBA Facilities and Housekeeping Department on resolution of persistent public facilities issues and projects; and developing, maintaining and enhancing library operations-related communications to the UCBA community including UCBA Library website “Services” and applicable “Library Policies” pages. This position is also responsible for managing department circulation operations including providing a complex level of circulation assistance, serving as a consultant and trainer for library staff, library faculty, and student employees and providing Library Information Desk assistance 14-16 hours a week (not all at physical desk). Supervisory duties include hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating one classified staff member and 7-10 student assistants as well as oversight of duties and workflow such as managing and tracking project quality, timelines, and goals. Position responsibilities also include monitoring, forecasting and reporting the student assistant personnel budget and the operational supply budget; providing an intermediate to complex level of back-up reference services as needed; and contributing as a participant and leader in department planning activities and position-related UC/UCBA committees and task forces.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years experience; -OR- Associate’s degree with five (5) years experience;-OR- seven (7) years experience. Experience must be in customer service-focused library services using an integrated library system. Experience must include at least one (1) year supervision.
- Extensive experience with circulation services; some experience with interlibrary loan and online borrowing
- Demonstrated supervisory experience including hiring, training, scheduling and performance evaluation
- Project management experience including creation of efficient workflows producing high quality results
- Excellent customer service, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment, problem solve and develop actionable solutions
- Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines
- Some experience with budgeting and fiscal reporting
- Ability to work well independently and within a team
- Ability to effectively provide reference services
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community
- Demonstrated interest and participation in professional development activities
- Strong proficiency in commonly used Microsoft Office applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel) and an integrated library system platform (e.g. Millennium/Sierra, Unicorn, Aleph, etc)
- Experience with content management system(s) for web editing (e.g. Adobe Experience Manager)
In order to perform the essential duties, this position may require the ability to stoop and bend, lift materials weighing up to 30 lbs. and/or the ability to move loaded book trucks weighing up to 100 lbs.
Special Instructions to Applicants: All applicants must apply online at jobs.uc.edu. Applicants must upload the following documents to the application (1) a cover letter of interest; (2) a resume; and (3) a list of at least three references with contact information. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 10, 2017 but the position will remain open until filled.
This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
Bylaws Committee - The Bylaws Committee reminds you to complete your IFRT ballot by Wednesday, April 5. The ballot includes bylaws revisions that bring IFRT in line with current ALA practices and schedules. The committee asks that you vote to accept all revisions. - Cyndi Robinson, chair.
Coalition Building Committee - The Coalition Committee is looking forward to the IFRT Awards Reception on June 24, when we recognize the Oregon Library Association for their dedication to Intellectual Freedom. It's an opportunity to remind ourselves that we do work with very devoted people, who deserve appreciation. Maybe even ourselves. The Gerald Hodges Award is a wonderful way to acknowledge that. - Wanda Mae Huffaker, chair.
Executive Board - The Executive Board has approved a new membership benefit, free intellectual freedom webinars for all IFRT members. They've been working with the treasurer on a FY 2018 budget proposal to be voted on at annual conference. There is a new logo for use on social media and the IFRT website as well as on monthly newsletters. Chair, Cyndi Robinson is also drafting a handbook or timeline to outline the work of the roundtable in order to sustain continuity during leadership changes. - written on behalf of Cyndi Robinson, chair.
Immroth Award Committee - The Immroth Award Committee read through multiple nominations and voted to give the award to Robert P. Doyle. Bob was notified and we wrote a press release for ALA to distribute to all members. We will be working on plans for the upcoming award reception at ALA conference in June. - written on behalf of Michael Furlong, chair.
Membership Committee - The Membership Committee met by conference call on February 17. The main order of business was getting plans ready to send communications to new, renewing, and non-renewing members of IFRT. These emailed letters will outline benefits of membership and ways to get engaged in the work of IFRT, as well as determine why lapsed members have chosen not to renew. This membership communication procedure is intended to be one that will be continued into the future, regardless of committee member turnover. Another topic of discussion was updating the IFRT membership flyers. - Steve Norman, chair.
Program Committee - The Program Committee is working with panelists to keep them updated on program information and researching to develop panel questions that invokes the highest quality conversation on the topic of "Intellectual Freedom and Open Access: Working toward a common goal?" In addition to research regarding panelists, we are researching to put together a poster on the same topic to accompany the session. We have submitted the poster idea for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference Poster Session and plan on displaying it at the uncommons to continue dialogue as well as having it available to look at during the program. - Ian Ross Hughes, chair.
Publication Committee - The Publication Committee met via conference call on March 15th to assign tasks for the IFRT report and discuss how we can support the newsletter. We also began designing a social media policy for board approval and decided to digitize and put older IFRT reports on the website along with the newsletters. This year's IFRT report will be published online in early June 2017. - Eric Johnson, chair.
Join the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group for a discussion about the future of digital citizenship. Our speaker will address the rights and responsibilities of avatars and AI.
Where: Community Virtual Library Meeting Space
When: Sunday April 9th at noon Pacific Time
Target audience: Librarians, educators, and digital citizens (anyone interested)