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Library Director IV, Tompkins County Public Library, Tompkins County
DEADLINE: APRIL 21
This position is a New York State Civil Service position. See Tompkins County Public Library Director Position Description to review the full position description.
The Tompkins County Public Library Board of Directors seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, community-minded leader as its next Library Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship and community engagement, articulate and advocate the Library’s strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management, promote proactive leadership in technology integration and promote collaborative relationships within the Library and throughout the community.
The Library Director has overall responsibility for administration of staff, resources and resource development, long range planning, service delivery, comprehensive programs, government relations, public and community relations, fiscal affairs, personnel and labor relations. Responsible for leading the Library to respond both positively and rapidly to changing community needs and demographics. Responsible for organizational development, contract negotiations and staff development. Responsible for fundraising, facilitating and maintaining close working relationships with the Tompkins County Legislature, Tompkins County Public Library Foundation, The Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library, and the City and Town of Ithaca. Tompkins County Public Library, chartered to serve the county of 101,950, serves as the Central Library of the Finger Lakes Library System’s 33 libraries in 5 counties.
Graduation from an ALA Accredited school or program with a graduate degree in library or information studies and possession of, or eligibility for, a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate and eight years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity.
APPLY : https://www.tompkinscivilservice.org/civilservice/job/430
Resident Librarian, The Temple University Libraries Residency
JOB REFERENCE: 17001253
APPLY: www.temple.edu, click on Careers At Temple
The Temple University Libraries Residency, open to recent graduates (last 1-5 years) of ALA-accredited master’s degree programs, offers professional experience and the opportunity to be mentored in a technology-rich, academic research library. The residency program supports the Libraries’ commitment to build a diverse staff, and is a member of the ACRL’s Diversity Alliance. The two-year residency is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Residents as well as the service and operational priorities of the Libraries. In the first year, the Residents will work in multiple functional areas, reporting up through the department head. With over 20 possible units to select from, areas of focus will be determined mutually by the Residents’ interests and the needs of the Libraries. In the second year, the Residents will be expected to plan and execute a major project. Residents will provide service and gain valuable experience in multiple facets of academic librarianship through this process. The Residents will serve on library committees. Performs other duties as assigned.
- ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science, awarded no later than August, 2017.
- Strong interest in the pursuit of a career in academic librarianship.
- General knowledge of print and electronic information resources.
- Ability to work successfully in a collegial team environment.
- An ability to adapt to varying work and management styles is highly desired; this program is designed around an employee working in several departments within the library.
- Interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to the profession through research projects and scholarly communication.
- An interest in professional development, research and scholarship.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of current trends in academic libraries
- MLS received within the last five years.
- Demonstrated commitment to principles of diversity
- Enthusiasm for learning new technologies.
- Experience in using data to drive decisions in reference, outreach and instruction practice
APPLY: www.temple.edu, click on Careers At Temple
The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) are partnering to offer a program that will feature presentations from library staff on their innovative strategies for service in difficult times.
Sarah Houghton, Director, San Rafael Public Library
Title: Poor and Scrappy: Public Libraries on a Shoestring Budget
Virginia Sanchez, Librarian, Research Library Yosemite National Park, FAFLRT Federal Director
Title: The Quest for Modernization: Bringing the Yosemite National Park Research Library into the 21st Century
Janice Young, Librarian, FAFLRT Federal Director
Title: The Foundation of Library Innovation: Learn to be Resourceful, Resilient, and Relevant
Denise Zielinski, Community Engagement Officer, Joliet Public Library
Title: Without Homes?...or Without Help?: Providing Help to the Homeless at the Public Library
Greetings, ALSC Executive Committee:
Below you will find the ALSC Executive Committee meeting agenda and documents for the Spring call which will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Central.
Draft Agenda, updated 4/14/17
Doc a Midwinter 2017 Executive Committee Draft Minutes
Doc b Draft 2017 Midwinter Board Minutes
Doc c Management Report
Doc d.i ALSC 6-month FY 2017 Financials- Feb Summary
Doc d.ii Endowment Report
Doc e Continuing Education Report
Doc f Communications Report
Doc g Membership Report
Doc h Projects and Partnerships Report
Doc i Publications Report
Doc j Web Activities Report
Doc K Award Program Report
Doc l Emerging Leader Report
Doc m President's Report
Doc N Councilor's Report
Doc o Committee February Reports (large doc, 62 pages)
Doc r Designing Youth Spaces White Paper
Doc t Awards Database
Doc w Logo Rebranding Update
The DSCIG invites you to a program on advocating for resources for digital scholarship centers. A panel of experts, moderated by Joan Lippincott from CNI, will discuss funding models, staffing, services and programming.
Who should attend? Librarians planning to develop or thinking of starting a Digital Scholarship Center at their institution, and those who want to learn more about what Digital Scholarship Centers are and what they offer. Librarians more experienced with Digital Scholarship Centers are invited to join the conversation, share tips and meet colleagues from other Centers.
Join us to hear perspectives on starting a DSC from scratch based on the experience of speakers from three different sized and mission differentiated institutions.
Jean Ferguson, DSCIG co-convener
Meris Mandernach, DSCIG co-convener
Financial Literacy Programming in Libraries Discussion
Wednesday, April 26 at 9 am Pacific/10 am Mountain/11 am Central/12 pm Eastern
How can you save patrons from the boredom of budgeting and the tedium of taxes? How do you make compound interest interesting? Financial literacy topics lack flash and library programs may not attract all who could benefit from this practical education.
Join the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group for a virtual discussion forum on financial literacy programming ideas and marketing tactics to increase attendance and engagement. What are a couple of attention-grabbing financial literacy program names you've used or heard? What are some activities that have worked well or that you would like to try? Come ready to share and borrow ideas.
For more information about the Financial Literacy Interest Group, please check out the ALA Connect page: http://connect.ala.org/node/259093
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.
Accessibility in Teaching with Technology:
When: Monday, May 1, 2017, 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time
Register for this free event here
Students bring a diversity of needs to our classroom. Teaching with accessibility in mind can help us include and accommodate them all. In this webinar you will learn how to incorporate accessible practices and values into your teaching with technology. This webinar will focus on classroom climate, selecting tools and platforms, presenting information, and training student creators.
Stephanie Rosen is Accessibility Specialist at the University of Michigan Library, and has worked at the intersection of accessibility and higher education since 2010. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Texas at Austin and has presented in many contexts on accessible scholarship, publishing, and teaching.
Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome
Publication due 2018
Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: George J. Fowler, Old Dominion University
Librarianship may be said to be facing an identity crisis. It may also be said that librarianship has been facing an identity crisis since it was proposed as a profession. With the advent of technology that lowers barriers to the access of information, the mission of a library has become indistinct. This volume will explore the current purpose of librarianship and libraries, how we become “Masters of our Domains”, develop expertise in various elements of the profession, and how we extend outward into our communities.
Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:
- What is the purpose of a library in a community? And what roles in the community best align with that purpose?
- How ought we gather and implement expertise from outside the profession?
- How can we communicate and garner support from the government, the private sector and users in order to achieve our purpose?
- How can libraries balance demands to serve other needs that detract from the library’s ability to fulfil its purpose?
- How can libraries build community around this purpose, and how ought they reach out to their communities to engage and serve them?
- How can libraries demonstrate positive impact on young generations?
- What opportunities are opened to libraries and librarians by recent and potential future technological advancements?
This will be the second volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2018.
About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series
ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization. The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot. Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries.
How to submit
If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send an abstract of 300 words or less as well as author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2017.
Submission deadline for proposals: May 31, 2017
Notification of acceptance sent by: July 15, 2017
Submission deadline for full chapters: October 15, 2017
Comments returned to authors: December 15, 2017
Submission deadline for chapter revisions: Feb 28, 2018
Speakers: Callan Bignoli, Director of Technology, Public Library of Brookline (Massachusetts)
T.J. Lamanna, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Cherry Hill Public Library (New Jersey)
If you asked most librarians, we think they'd say they do their best to follow the ALA's Code of Ethics and privacy guidelines. But when was the last time you read them over? What about your familiarity with your state's laws and regulations around patron privacy and library use? Do you find yourself caught between certain expectations of convenience, user experience, or customer service that seem at odds with our professional ethics? Do you feel like there is an inconsistent interpretation of ethics and guidelines among your colleagues?
We'd like to give librarians who have grappled with these issues a chance to discuss them with their peers. It will also be an opportunity for us to brush up on our familiarity with our code of ethics as well as recommendations and guidelines from the Office of Intellectual Freedom and the Intellectual Freedom Committee. And it will give us a springboard from which we can have these discussions more locally, starting with a solid understanding of the legal and ethical context that surrounds patron privacy issues.
The Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. (BCALA) is pleased to announce the Inaugural Walter Dean Myers Memorial Lecture 2017, scheduled for June 24, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the Palmer House Hotel, 17 E. Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603.
This event is co-sponsored by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), the Coretta Scott King Book Award Committee (CSK), the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), The Association for Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), The Public Library Association (PLA) and Simon & Schuster, Inc.