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Event ALCTS webinar: Intermediate LC Subject Headings

by Gina Solares on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 07:19 pm

 

ALCTS webinar: Intermediate LC Subject Headings

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description:

Part 2 of the two-part series Library of Congress Subject Headings

 

ALCTS webinar: Intermediate LC Subject Headings

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description:

Part 2 of the two-part series Library of Congress Subject Headings

This session will build off of the introductory session by providing more detailed instruction on the construction of structured headings with geographic, chronological, and free-floating subdivisions. Additionally, the session will address the application of names as subject headings, as well as headings for literature and the use of genre terms.

Learning outcomes:

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

* Construct structured headings with applicable free-floating subdivisions

* Select and apply name headings as subject headings

* Apply appropriate headings for works about literature and works that are literature

* Apply appropriate genre terms

Who should attend? Catalogers and metadata librarians.

Presenter: Bobby Bothmann is metadata & emerging technologies librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and professor in Library Services. Bobby catalogs books and e-resources, wrangles files of MARC records, and investigates new technologies. He is a member of OLAC and serves on the editorial board for CCQ. He holds an MLIS and an MS in Geography and English Technical Communication. He teaches cataloging and classification as an adjunct instructor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Registration Fees (per individual webinar or series of 2 webinars):  

ALCTS Member $43 ; series of 2 webinars: $69

Non-member $59 ; series of 2 webinars: $95

Group rate (members/non-members) $129 ; series of 2 webinars: $206  

 

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/030317

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion User Experience Manager, Northern Michigan University (apply by March 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 05:44 pm

We have an opening for a User Experience Manager here at Northern Michigan
University.

We have an opening for a User Experience Manager here at Northern Michigan
University.

POSITION DUTIES:
Coordinate efforts to improve library services, space, and digital presence
through usability and user experience research and design methods. Keep
library colleagues abreast of library user needs, preferences and trends,
including trends related to user-centered design. Contribute to online
content, including user guides. Collaborate with others to coordinate and
communicate library initiatives aimed at enriching scholarship, creativity,
diversity, and community. Responsible for organizing and supervising the
operations and staff who provide outreach, circulation, interlibrary
loan/document delivery, and reserves services in Olson Library. Oversee the
library's physical space, including stacks and storage, to ensure that the
Olson Library is welcoming, user-friendly, and enhancing interdisciplinary
scholarship and creativity. Provide copyright guidance related to
circulation, interlibrary loan/document delivery, and reserves. Oversee the
scheduling of public spaces in the Learning Resources Center.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Three years of supervisory experience.
One year experience in library public services or access services.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES OR ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:
Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information.
Experience with a variety of user experience research and design methods.
Familiarity with trends related to user-centered design and usability in
libraries.
Experience working with content management systems and creating web-based
materials.
Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly
changing academic environment.
Demonstrated skills in planning and managing complex, interrelated
activities.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while coordinating multiple tasks.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in library science or other relevant discipline.
Project coordination experience.
Demonstrated experience in addressing ADA compliance in education or
libraries.
Familiarity with U.S. copyright law and associated best practices regarding
media and reserves.
Experience working in an academic library.

CLOSING DATE:
03-10-2017

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:
Northern Michigan University is an equal opportunity employer and complies
with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in
employment or the provisions of services. NMU provides, upon request,
reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to
afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in
all programs and activities. Persons having inquiries regarding
discrimination/complaints may contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (906)
227-2420.
Additional information and application procedures are at
https://employme.nmu.edu.

Thank you for your assistance.

Mary P. (Mollie) Freier
Professor and Head of Public Services
Lydia M. Olson Library
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
906-227-1061

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Public Services Librarian – Collections and Assessment, Sacramento City College Library (apply by March 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 05:40 pm

The Sacramento City College Library is hiring for a tenure-track position, Public Services Librarian – Collections and Assessment.

The position begins on or around August 17, 2017.

The Sacramento City College Library is hiring for a tenure-track position, Public Services Librarian – Collections and Assessment.

The position begins on or around August 17, 2017.

From the posting:
Under the supervision of the Dean of Learning Resources, and in collaboration with the other librarians, the Public Services Librarian’s duties include, but are not limited to:
• Providing reference and information services to students and staff.
• Providing library instruction in a variety of settings.
• Maintaining up-to-date instruction materials for library resources, including print and online publications and services.
• Utilizing current and emerging technology in reference and instruction duties.
• Selecting materials across all subject areas and formats.
• Developing quantitative and qualitative methods for determining the effectiveness and value of collection development activities across all formats in terms of how well they meet students’ needs.
• Supporting effective decision-making concerning acquisition, renewal, retention, and location of collections by analyzing collections data, presenting findings, and making recommendations.
• Applying strong analytical skills in support of library-wide collection management efforts.
• Assisting in the negotiation and licensing of online resources and in collaborative collection building.
• Working collaboratively with others throughout the Library and District to support collections¬-related activities.
• Monitoring trends in resource sharing, electronic resources, collection assessment, and collection management, and collaborating in the application of best practices to library processes.

Closes March 23.
For the complete job description and to apply, visit https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/3751

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GLBTRT Executive Board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Discussion 2017 February Executive Board Meeting Agenda

by Paul Kelly on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 08:03 pm

2017 February Executive Board Meeting Agenda

Teleconference

 

Wednesday, February 15th, 6:00 pm EST

Dial-in info is as follows: 

Toll Free Number: 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode: 78965432

 

2017 February Executive Board Meeting Agenda

Teleconference

 

Wednesday, February 15th, 6:00 pm EST

Dial-in info is as follows: 

Toll Free Number: 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode: 78965432

 

1. Call to Order

Action: None

Item Facilitator: Deb Sica

Vote: No
6
:00 (5m)

 

2. Approval of Agenda and Minutes

Action: Approve agenda for the February 2017 Executive Board meeting. Approval of minutes from the January 2017 Executive Board meeting. (Link: http://connect.ala.org/node/263753

Item Facilitator: Deb Sica

Vote:No
6
:05 (5m)

 

3. Treasurer’s Report and Budget

Action: Update from the Treasurer

Item Facilitator: Liz DeCoster

Vote:No

Supporting Information: Liz will provide her monthly update on the Round Table’s finances. Attached are the two pieces for the FY18 budget, a draft budget (spreadsheet) and a Word doc with some description and points for the board to consider.

Links: http://connect.ala.org/files/GLBTRT%20FY%2018%20Budget%20Worksheet.xlsx

http://connect.ala.org/files/How%20to%20read%20GLBTRT%20FY18%20Worksheet.docx

6:20 (15m)

 

4. Understanding Last Year's Budget and Discussion of Next Year's Budget

Action: Update from the Treasurer

Item Facilitator: Liz DeCoster, Ann Symons

Vote:No

Supporting Information: The board will discuss year end results.

2016 Budget: http://connect.ala.org/node/263444

2017 Budget Breakdown: http://connect.ala.org/node/250027 

2017 Budget Worksheet: http://connect.ala.org/node/263442

Treasurer’s Report, Midwinter 2017: http://connect.ala.org/node/263443

2017 Reimbursement Form: http://connect.ala.org/node/263446
6
:25 (5m)

 

5. Charges to the Fundraising Committee

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: Deb Sica, Erin Berman

Vote:No

Supporting Information: The fundraising committee has drafted a fundraising appeal that it would like to send to members. The board will review.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/11jbJhNGsYfhbuSdmK6FdHWorym0Yg15uWIBsP-9JusI/edit
6
:35 (10m)

 

6. Bylaws Draft Discussion
Action: Discussion
Item Facilitators: Deb Sica, Gina Persichini

Vote: No

Supporting Information: The Board will discuss the latest developments in the ongoing Bylaws revision process.

6:45 (10m)

 

 

7. Google Sites Project Discussion

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: David Isaak

Vote: No

Supporting Information: At ALA Midwinter, David, Deb, Jen, Ana Elisa, Liz, and Rachael Stein (from the Web Committee) met to discuss RT technical infrastructure and the possible creation of a new RT documentation space using Google Sites 2.0. Please see the attached minutes. Questions for the Executive Board include:

1) Is the creation of a new RT Google Site a project we want to move forward with?

2) Should there be any changes or additions to the action items listed in the minutes from Mid-winter?

6:55 (10m)

 

8. Emerging Leader Membership to RT

Action: Discussion/Vote

Item Facilitator: Deb Sica

Vote: No

Supporting Information: The board will vote upon whether to offer Emerging Leaders complimentary membership to GLBTRT.

7:00 (5m)

 

 

9. Adjournment

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Deb Sica

Vote: No

7:05 (end)

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GameRT (Games and Gaming Round Table)

Discussion GameRT Escape Room Preconference at Annual.

by Brian Mayer on Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 06:59 am

Registration for Annual opens today. Please consider registering for the GameRT's 1/2 day pre-conference on escape rooms. http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events#GAMERT

 

 

ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: 2/14/17–2/20/17 SAAL Task Force Extension

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 08:40 am

The Board is invited to review the Board action form regarding the extension of the Screening and Appointment of Academic Librarians Using a Search Committee Task Force.

Please use threaded discussions to post feedback regarding the proposed action during the discussion period of 2/14/17–2/20/17.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the extension of the task force via virtual vote during 2/21/17–2/27/17, and confirm its vote at the 2017 Annual Conference.

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