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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion Position: University of Maryland School of Law Seeking Public Services & Outreach Librarian

by Keisha Manning on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 03:12 pm

Public Services & Outreach Librarian

 

Public Services & Outreach Librarian

 

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland School of Law seeks a Public Services & Outreach Librarian with responsibility for managing the library’s circulation services; assisting faculty with electronic and print course materials, including copyright clearance; and marketing library services to students, faculty, and alumni.  Demonstrated enthusiasm for incorporating emerging technologies into marketing efforts is essential. The position reports to the Associate Director for Technical Services and Administration.

Responsibilities: The Public Services & Outreach Librarian will resolve complex circulation issues; work with law faculty to select and organize course materials, including obtaining copyright clearance; recruit, train, and supervise evening/weekend library support staff; provide reference and circulation services at the main library desk 10-12 hours per week; oversee weekday library desk activities, including supporting other librarians who cover the desk in a rotation system; work with student organizations and journals; coordinate efforts to assess student needs via focus groups, surveys, and other means; promote library services to students using various avenues of communication; administer visitor programs, including alumni borrowing and other attorney services; and develop collaborative relationships with public librarians to coordinate services to public patrons.  Ideal candidates should be service-oriented and able to provide reference support to faculty and students in cooperation with the other librarians.

 

Required: M.L.S. or equivalent, from an ALA accredited school. Familiarity with a variety of print and electronic resources, including legal resources; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to work independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment; ability to multitask, take responsibility, and set priorities; and computer skills, including proficiency with a variety of web 2.0 technologies (Facebook, Twitter, IM, Chat, blogs, wikis, etc.) 

 

Preferred: Experience providing legal reference in an academic, law or public library; and familiarity with integrated online library systems.  

 

Salary and Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent benefits.

 

Equal Opportunity: In employment, the University of Maryland, Baltimore does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or veteran status. Exceptions are as allowed by law, for example, due to bona fide occupational qualifications or lack of reasonable accommodations for disabilities.

 

To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references to Barbara Gontrum, Assistant Dean for Library and Technology, University of Maryland School of Law, 501 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201; or email bgontrum@law.umaryland.edu

 

Position available immediately. Preference will be given to resumes received by May 28, 2010.

 

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ALA Committee on Legislation (COL)

Discussion COL "orientation" memos/handbook

by Unknown on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 11:52 am

Hi Everyone,

One followup from our conference call last week relates to the COL handbook/set of orientation memos.  Jessica and others of us on OGR staff are working on some of the sections now.  For those of you who have taken on assignments, could you please send them to Jessica OR post them HERE on ALA Connect for us all to see?  We have the Legislation Assembly draft from Nancy Kranich - and what Joan Reeves has worked on about the Assembly and ALTAFF, etc.   But if we're going to have the full set of documents for your review before Annual we'll need drafts ASAP.

Hi Everyone,

One followup from our conference call last week relates to the COL handbook/set of orientation memos.  Jessica and others of us on OGR staff are working on some of the sections now.  For those of you who have taken on assignments, could you please send them to Jessica OR post them HERE on ALA Connect for us all to see?  We have the Legislation Assembly draft from Nancy Kranich - and what Joan Reeves has worked on about the Assembly and ALTAFF, etc.   But if we're going to have the full set of documents for your review before Annual we'll need drafts ASAP.

Thanks - and if there are any questions about the assignments, please let us know.

Lynne

lbradley@alawash.org

Jessica

jmcgilvray@alawash.org

 

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ACRL EBSS Communication Studies Committee (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Discussion Article on SEO style

by Catherine Michael on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 11:13 am

Niles, R. (2010, April 21). Student journalists need to learn SEO more than they need AP style. OJR: The Online Journalism Review. Retrieved April 21, 2010, from http://www.ojr.org/ojr/people/robert/201004/1843/

Interlibrary Loan Discussion Group (RUSA STARS)

Discussion Call for nominees: Chair of RUSA STARS ILL Discussion Group

by Neil Romanosky (non-member) on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:41 am

We are currently looking for candidates to serve a two-year term,

one as Vice-Chair and one as Chair, of the RUSA STARS ILL Discussion Group.

 

The new Chair will plan content for and lead the discussion groups

for the 2012 Midwinter and Annual meetings.  As Vice-Chair,

the newly elected person also agrees to take over the responsibilities

of the 2011 chair should the need arise.

 

The election will be held at the discussion group at the ALA Annual Meeting

in Washington, D.C.:

 

Date: Saturday, 6/26/2010

We are currently looking for candidates to serve a two-year term,

one as Vice-Chair and one as Chair, of the RUSA STARS ILL Discussion Group.

 

The new Chair will plan content for and lead the discussion groups

for the 2012 Midwinter and Annual meetings.  As Vice-Chair,

the newly elected person also agrees to take over the responsibilities

of the 2011 chair should the need arise.

 

The election will be held at the discussion group at the ALA Annual Meeting

in Washington, D.C.:

 

Date: Saturday, 6/26/2010

Time: 10:30pm-12:00 pm

Place and agenda: TBA

 

Candidates will be asked to deliver a brief statement of purpose to

the group before voting takes place.  Results will be announced at

the end of the session.

 

Please send nominations to neil.romanosky at med.nyu.edu by 6/1/2010.

Self-nominations are welcome.

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ALA Task Force on proposed Google Book Search (GBS) settlement

Discussion Google Launches Government Requests Tool

by William Bill Sleeman on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 08:50 am

 

[re-posted from 'beSpacific' - although not directly related to the BS it does touch on privacy issues with Google, a factor for some in the settlement discussions. Bill]

 

April 20, 2010   Google Launches Government Requests Tool

 

[re-posted from 'beSpacific' - although not directly related to the BS it does touch on privacy issues with Google, a factor for some in the settlement discussions. Bill]

 

April 20, 2010   Google Launches Government Requests Tool

Official Google Blog: "...it's no surprise that Google, like other technology and telecommunications companies, regularly receives demands from government agencies to remove content from our services. Of course many of these requests are entirely legitimate, such as requests for the removal of child pornography. We also regularly receive requests from law enforcement agencies to hand over private user data. Again, the vast majority of these requests are valid and the information needed is for legitimate criminal investigations. However, data about these activities historically has not been broadly available. We believe that greater transparency will lead to less censorship. We are today launching a new Government Requests tool to give people information about the requests for user data or content removal we receive from government agencies around the world. For this launch, we are using data from July-December, 2009, and we plan to update the data in 6-month increments. Read this post to learn more about our principles surrounding free expression and controversial content on the web."

Permanent Link       Topic(s): Censorship, E-Government, E-Mail, Legal Research, Search Engines

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RDA: Resource Description & Access

Discussion Survey of ordering and payment preferences for RDA Toolkit users outside the U.S.

by Troy Linker (staff) on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 05:59 pm

The Co-Publishers for RDA are seeking input from potential RDA Toolkit users outside the United States.

Please help us learn more about what ordering and payment systems we need to put in place, so we can make subscribing to the online RDA Toolkit from outside the United States as convenient as possible.

Your answers to these questions will be a key consideration as we make decisions.

We are aiming as much as possible for price parity with US dollars in other currencies.

Click Here to take survey

The Co-Publishers for RDA are seeking input from potential RDA Toolkit users outside the United States.

Please help us learn more about what ordering and payment systems we need to put in place, so we can make subscribing to the online RDA Toolkit from outside the United States as convenient as possible.

Your answers to these questions will be a key consideration as we make decisions.

We are aiming as much as possible for price parity with US dollars in other currencies.

Click Here to take survey

Or follow this URL http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22AJEBH2QG8

Please forward and cross post this announcement widely to encourage participation.

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ALA Committee on Legislation (COL)

Discussion Preserving the American Historical Record Act Introduced in the Senate!

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 02:50 pm

Senators Hatch (R-Utah) and Levin (D-Michigan) introduced S. 3227, Preserving the American Historical Record Act yesterday. This is a companion bill to H.R.

Senators Hatch (R-Utah) and Levin (D-Michigan) introduced S. 3227, Preserving the American Historical Record Act yesterday. This is a companion bill to H.R. 2256, sponsored by Congressman Hinchey (D-NY) and Congressman McHugh (R-NY) to ensure the proper preservation of records as well as to allow for a wide variety of access tools to the records. This bill would authorize a grant program to states to support “statewide projects and redistribution to local governments, historical societies, library collections, universities and other organizations to ensure essential care of documents and historical records in many forms, from paper to electronic media.” The Senators press release can be found here.

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ALA Governmental Information Subcommittee

Discussion Preserving the American Historical Record Act Introduced in the Senate!

by Jessica McGilvray (staff) on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 02:49 pm

Senators Hatch (R-Utah) and Levin (D-Michigan) introduced S. 3227, Preserving the American Historical Record Act yesterday. This is a companion bill to H.R.

Senators Hatch (R-Utah) and Levin (D-Michigan) introduced S. 3227, Preserving the American Historical Record Act yesterday. This is a companion bill to H.R. 2256, sponsored by Congressman Hinchey (D-NY) and Congressman McHugh (R-NY) to ensure the proper preservation of records as well as to allow for a wide variety of access tools to the records. This bill would authorize a grant program to states to support “statewide projects and redistribution to local governments, historical societies, library collections, universities and other organizations to ensure essential care of documents and historical records in many forms, from paper to electronic media.” The Senator's press release can be found here.

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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion First ANMIG Chat Session - Small ways to become involved

by Erica Findley on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 01:44 pm

REMINDER! Please join us for the ALCTS New Members Interest Group chat tomorrow afternoon.

Wondering how you can become involved in ALCTS without joining a committee?

There are ways you can be more active without dedicating to an entire year of service and conference travel. ALCTS needs your help in other ways and  the ANMIG wants to tell you all about it.

REMINDER! Please join us for the ALCTS New Members Interest Group chat tomorrow afternoon.

Wondering how you can become involved in ALCTS without joining a committee?

There are ways you can be more active without dedicating to an entire year of service and conference travel. ALCTS needs your help in other ways and  the ANMIG wants to tell you all about it.

Please join us for an informal 1 hour chat on Wednesday April 21st at 3 pm Pacific time. ANMIG team member Erica Findley will be your host. If you cannot make the chat don't worry. The transcript will be archived and available in Connect.

To join the chat:
On April 21st log in to Connect and navigate the the ANMIG page. Look in the right hand column for "Chats" click and then look for the Chat Room called "April 21st Involvement" and click to join.

See the Chat FAQ for detailed instructions http://connect.ala.org/node/85036

Please comment if you have a question. We look forward to seeing you there.

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YALSA Partnerships Advocating for Teens (Young Adult Library Services Association)

Event Pat Chat - Reminder THIS THURSDAY!

by Amy Pelman on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 01:15 pm

 We'll be meeting right here on ALA Connect on April 22.  8AM PST/10AM CST.  Hope you can make it!

 

--Amy

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