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ACRL Liaisons Assembly (Association of College & Research Libraries)

File 2017-ASALH27

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 08:45 am

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ALA Council

Discussion Executive Director Search - documents and discussion

by JoAnne M. Kempf (staff) on Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 09:54 am

Hello Councilors,

As a follow-up to Jim Neal's earlier message, attached are the following documents:

Hello Councilors,

As a follow-up to Jim Neal's earlier message, attached are the following documents:

  • CD#14 - Resolution on the Education Requirements for Future ALA Executive Directors
  • CD#14.1 - Pros and Cons of Education Requirements for Future ALA Executive Directors
  • Transcript of Council's discussion and action on Resolution on the Education Requirements for Future ALA Executive Directors

These are being sent as reference and to assist in the current discussion on whether or not to amend ALA Policy A.4.1.1. The current language  is as follows:

A.4.1.1 Executive Director

The Executive Director shall be authorized to carry out the provisions of the budget including hiring and firing of staff without submitting matters previously authorized or individual appointments to the Executive Board except in the form of reports of action. Any action by the Executive Director shall be subject to review by the Executive Board upon request of any member of the Executive Board. An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree or a CAEP-accredited Master’s Degree with a specialty in school library media is a required qualification for the ALA Executive Director.

The Board is proposing the following amendment:

A.4.1.1 Executive Director

The Executive Director shall be authorized to carry out the provisions of the budget including hiring and firing of staff without submitting matters previously authorized or individual appointments to the Executive Board except in the form of reports of action. Any action by the Executive Director shall be subject to review by the Executive Board upon request of any member of the Executive Board. An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree or a CAEP-accredited Master’s Degree with a specialty in school library media is a preferred but not required qualification for the ALA Executive Director.

Here is the timeline for this discussion and vote:

  • November 2 -12 – Discussion via ALA Connect
  • November 13 – 20 – Voting via Connect poll (this will not be an anonymous poll; people’s names will be associated with their votes as they are in an open Council meeting)
  • November 21 – results posted

We are asking that you conduct your discussion here on ALA Connect to keep everything contained in one place.

Thank you,

JoAnne Kempf

Director, Office of ALA Governance

 

 

 

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FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table)

Online Doc Award Nomination Call for FY18 - Federal and Armed Forces Library Round Table

by Janice M. Young on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 04:57 pm

Nominations are accepted between each year for the four FAFLRT awards to be presented at the ALA Annual Conference.  Deadline for nomination is January 31, 2018  

We are accepting nominations for:

The FAFLRT Distinguished Service Award recognizes a FAFLRT member for outstanding and sustained contributions to FAFLRT.

Nominations are accepted between each year for the four FAFLRT awards to be presented at the ALA Annual Conference.  Deadline for nomination is January 31, 2018  

We are accepting nominations for:

The FAFLRT Distinguished Service Award recognizes a FAFLRT member for outstanding and sustained contributions to FAFLRT.

The FAFLRT Achievement Award recognizes an individual for achievement in the promotion of library and information service and the information profession in the Federal community. Those nominated need not be members of FAFLRT.

FAFLRT Rising Stars Initiative, highlights the achievements of those new to the profession. Rising Stars are those people who display a passion for the profession, both at work and via volunteer or association activities.  Rising Star candidates must:

  • Be a FAFLRT member in good standing
  • Work in a federal or armed forces library or government information management setting
  • Have graduated from an MLS/MLIS program five years ago or less
  • Been a professional librarian or information manager for five years or less

Adelaide del Frate Conference Scholarship Award is available to any current Library Science Student and provides $1000.00 to defray the cost of attending the American Library Association Annual Conference.

You can self-nominate for any award, but the Conference Scholarship Award requires a recommendation from a professor at your University.

FAFLRT Awards Chairperson
Kathleen Hanselmann
mary.k.hanselmann@usace.army.mil
M Kathleen Hanselmann
US Army Corps of Engineers
Chief, Library Operations Branch
7701 Telegraph Ave
Alexandria, VA 22315
703-428-7430

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ALSC Board of Directors

Online Doc Online Board Meeting: November 20, 2017

by Aimee Strittmatter-IL (staff) on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 03:58 pm

Greetings,

Posted here are the ALSC Board documents for the upcoming online Board meeting that will be held Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12 Noon Central.

Board Documents include:

Draft Agenda rev. November 10

Virtual Alignment Motions from O&B

Greetings,

Posted here are the ALSC Board documents for the upcoming online Board meeting that will be held Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12 Noon Central.

Board Documents include:

Draft Agenda rev. November 10

Virtual Alignment Motions from O&B

DOC II a.i    Virtual alignment for committees motion form                      
DOC II a.ii   Virtual alignment for committees spreadsheet   
DOC II a.iii  Distinguished Service Award motion       
DOC II a.iv  Program Planning motion               
DOC II a.v   Local Arrangements motion  
DOC II a.vi  Quicklists Consulting motion  

Discussion Group Dissolution Motions from O&B
DOC II b.i    Storytelling motion           
DOC II b.ii   Public Library/School Library Partnerships motion    

Expanded Charge Motion from O&B
DOC II c.i    School Age Programs and Services motion to expand charge

Digital Media Terms & Criteria for Review
DOC III a    Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media 
DOC III b    Media Mentorship Leadership      

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Associate Dean of Library, Elgin Community College (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 03:08 pm

Posting Number:
0601292  

 
Position Title:
Associate Dean of Library  
https://jobs.elgin.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp
 

 
Posting Start Date:
11-06-2017  

 
Posting End Date:
Open Until Filled

Posting Number:
0601292  

 
Position Title:
Associate Dean of Library  
https://jobs.elgin.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp
 

 
Posting Start Date:
11-06-2017  

 
Posting End Date:
Open Until Filled

 
POSITION DETAILS
 

Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full-Time  

 
Position Status:
Regular  

 
Bargaining Unit:
None  

 
Employee Group:
Administrative Group  

 
Salary Grade:
17  

 
Salary Information:
$72,576 minimum starting annual salary.  

 
Exempt or Non-Exempt:
Exempt  

 
Grant Funded:
No  

 
Department:
Library  

 
Location:
Main Campus  

 
Work Schedule:
 

Monday:
 

Tuesday:
 

Wednesday:
 

Thursday:
 

iday:
 

Saturday:
 

Sunday:
 

Flexible work schedule specifics:
Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department. 

Please note that this position's projected start date is July 2018  

Hours per week:
40  

Weeks per year:
52  

JOB DESCRIPTION
 

Function:
The Associate Dean of Library provides leadership in library development, strategic planning, in services that support instruction and learning, and in staff professional development. The scope of responsibilites include: supervision of library staff (faculty and support staff), managing the library operation, budgetary development and management, planning collection development, evaluation of services and library instruction (information literacy), infrastructure, and programming. The Associate Dean will provide reference consultation to patrons when needed. The position participates in college-wide administrative functions and advises college administration in the innovative project of facility expansion to create an exemplary learning space that facilitates student learning.  

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Oversee Library operations to include daily supervision of services and staff to ensure efficient Library operations and prompt and courteous delivery of services to students, staff and faculty. 

2. Hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate Library staff. Provide staff with professional career development, job mentoring and team building efforts to maintain a well-informed and efficient Library staff. Interpret and administer collective bargaining agreement provisions to operate the College Library in compliance with bargaining agreement contracts. 

3. Oversee Library Department budget. Plan and maintain budgetary expenses to comply with established accounting practices. Provide accurate and timely budget reporting. 

4. Develop and enhance Library collection. Order and obtain materials (in print and in digital format) within established budget to maintain a comprehensive Library collection that enhances student learning and meets or exceeds the institution's mission. 

5. Develop proposals for external funding and grant management to enhance further Library collection and services. 

6. Provide program review and prepare reports for accrediting agencies and governing boards.  

Essential Responsibilities Continued:
 

Other Responsibilities:
1. Serve as the College's copyright officer. 

2. Develop and maintain internal/external partnerships and represent ECC Library at state and local levels. 

3. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.  

Work Relationships:
Supervises Others  

Physical Demands:
Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work. 

Position requires close visual acuity to perform activities (i.e. preparing/analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer monitor; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes). 

Quiet conditions. 

Typical office or administrative conditions (i.e. not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions).  

Working Environment:
Office  

Required Qualifications:
1. Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited institution. 

2. Minimum of five years' of progressively increasing administrative experience that includes strategic planning, budget management, and staff supervision . 

3. Solid understanding of academic library services, including policies and procedures, collection development, and copyright law. 

4. Knowledge and experience of contract governance and implementation. 

5. Solid budgetary development and management experience. 

6. A solid working knowledge of library-related information technology, including online catalog administration, web development, state and local network infrastructure administration, etc. 

7. Knowledge and experience with assessment of library services and instruction 

8. Ability to interact with Board of Trustees, college administration, faculty, staff, and the general public 

9. Ability to collaborate with other college departments in providing services to support instruction and learning, with an emphasis on improving and expanding services. 

10. Experience collaborating with departments that provide faculty and staff professional development or experience providing staff training 

11. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strong grant writing focus.  

Desired Qualifications:
 

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 11/13/2017 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration. 

This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email. 

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document for information related to the ECC Hiring Process and Applicant Tracking System.  

Testing Required:
 

Materials Required to Complete the Application Process for this Position:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Transcripts/Certificates/Licenses #1 
 

Quicklink for Posting:
jobs.elgin.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52414  

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ASCLA Executive Committee (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Discussion 2017-11-13 ASCLA / FAFLRT Merger Planning Task Force meeting

by Jeannette Smithee on Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 01:25 pm

ASCLA / FAFLRT Merger Planning Task Force  

Virtual Meeting

Monday November 13, 2017

12 Pacific / 1:00 Mountain / 2:00 Central / 3:00 Eastern

 

 

Adobe Connect login information:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r08qgeuxwqwn/

ASCLA / FAFLRT Merger Planning Task Force  

Virtual Meeting

Monday November 13, 2017

12 Pacific / 1:00 Mountain / 2:00 Central / 3:00 Eastern

 

 

Adobe Connect login information:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r08qgeuxwqwn/

Use computer audio and microphone or
Dial in use: 1-866-718-7314 and participant code: 92491678#

AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Poll to Name the Division
    1. Summary and "Other" suggestions 
    2. Letter from ASCLA Membership Committee
    3. Action
  3. Guidance on the documents to be prepared for Committee on Organization (COO) 
    1. Deadline to send to ALA
    2. Date and time of the meeting at MidWinter
  4. Bylaws revision update 
    1. Deadline extended – Board vote at Midwinter (More time for review and comment)
    2. Proposed Timeline
  5. Other issues
  6. Next meetings: mid-January, mid-March, mid-May
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Social Networking for Librarians and Library Students

Discussion Using Free Web Tools to Build Your Library Career FREE workshop with the NY Librarians Meetup group

by Stephanie Gross on Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 11:34 am

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Announcing a new Meetup for The NY Librarians Meetup!

What: Using Free Web Tools To Build Your Library Career

 

 

 

When: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 5:30 PM

Where: Mulberry Street Branch Library
10 Jersey Street [Between Lafayette & Mulberry Streets]
New York, NY
212.966.3424

Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas, two 2010 Library Journal Movers & Shakers, will talk about free web tools to build your library career.

Lisa and Sandra will talk about tools like LinkedIn, Google Sites, Blogs (Blogger, Wordpress), wikis (Wetpaint, Pbworks/pbwiki), Slideshare, bit.ly, and other Google tools (Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Alerts, etc). They will discuss issues like professional vs. personal exposure (i.e. Facebook). and your concerns about putting information online.

At the end of this presentation, attendees will:
- learn how to build and promote a web presence
- learn about tips and tricks to build, expand, and maintain their professional network
- share their own career tips and tools with the group

More information about the speakers can be found at their LinkedIn profiles:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/lisachow23

 http://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra5
 Please join us for what will certainly be an informative meeting.We will have room for 25 people. Please RSVP by 4PM November 2nd.

 

RSVP to this Meetup:

http://www.meetup.com/NYLibrarians/calendar/15186022/

 
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ACRL Leadership Discussion Group

Discussion Webinar: Leading and Managing Strategy for a Visible Difference

by Raymond Pun on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 05:06 pm

The Leadership DG has a webinar scheduled on September 11, Monday at 9 AM PST/ 11 AM CST/ 12 PM EST led Mary Lee Kennedy from The Kennedy Group.
 
Her talk is titled "Leading and Managing Strategy for a Visible Difference." The free webinar will be recorded and will last an hour. Please feel free to share with others too. 
 

The Leadership DG has a webinar scheduled on September 11, Monday at 9 AM PST/ 11 AM CST/ 12 PM EST led Mary Lee Kennedy from The Kennedy Group.
 
Her talk is titled "Leading and Managing Strategy for a Visible Difference." The free webinar will be recorded and will last an hour. Please feel free to share with others too. 
 
Bio: Mary Lee Kennedy partners with organizations to build strong communities that take full advantage of the information landscape. She was director of Knowledge Networks at Microsoft, Senior Associate Provost at Harvard, and most recently, Chief Library Officer at the New York Public Library.
 
Recorded Webinar Link:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pqd8mq4n2li9/

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