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Discussion Welcome to the Digital Scholarship Centers IG - Introduce Yourself

by Steven Bell on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 01:52 pm
in Digital Scholarship Centers Interest Group

Hi everyone. 

We are Steven Bell and Merinda Kaye Hensley. We will serve as the co-coordinators of this IG.

We will introduce ourselves separately in responses to this first post on our Connect Space.

Many thanks to those of you who supported our petition to have ACRL create this group.

We have a few things planned for the first year, including a meeting at ALA Annual in San Francisco (more coming on that) and a summer webcast...and we want to hear from you with your ideas for activities.

Hi everyone. 

We are Steven Bell and Merinda Kaye Hensley. We will serve as the co-coordinators of this IG.

We will introduce ourselves separately in responses to this first post on our Connect Space.

Many thanks to those of you who supported our petition to have ACRL create this group.

We have a few things planned for the first year, including a meeting at ALA Annual in San Francisco (more coming on that) and a summer webcast...and we want to hear from you with your ideas for activities.

For now, please introduce yourself to the group. Say a bit about your current position, what's happening at your Library with Digital Scholarship Center operation or planning, and what you hope to get from participating in this group.

Thanks.

Regards,
Steven Bell

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Event Annual 2015 Second Meeting

by Janet OKeefe on Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 08:35 am
in RUSA Access to Information Committee (Reference and User Services Association)

Meeting will be held in MCC - 232 (S) if needed. Meeting will be cancelled if we do not have anything left to discuss after Saturday's meeting.

Event Annual 2015 Meeting Room information

by Janet OKeefe on Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 08:33 am
in RUSA Access to Information Committee (Reference and User Services Association)

Meeting Room is Hilton - Presidio. Any interested non-members are welcome to attend.

Event ALCTS e-Forum: So you’ve got your MLS. Now what?

by Jeremy Myntti on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:29 pm
in ALCTS

ALCTS e-Forum: So you’ve got your MLS. Now what?

ALCTS e-Forum: So you’ve got your MLS. Now what?

Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12, 2015

 

Moderated by Vicki Gruzynski and Erin Leach

 

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

Registration information is at the end of the message.

 

Each day, discussion begins and ends at:

Pacific: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mountain: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Central: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eastern: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Congratulations, new graduate! You've finished your classes, completed your internship, sat for exams, and now you have your diploma. So...now what? May's e-forum will focus on the challenges and opportunities new library school graduates face when starting their careers as librarians. Topics will include: finding a mentor, job seeking, transitioning from student to working librarian, and more. While this discussion is focused on navigating the post-library school world, we welcome the perspective of current library school students and librarians who are not currently new graduates. Join us for an exciting discussion on navigating life after library school!

 

Moderators

Vicki Gruzynski is the Education Librarian at University of Colorado Boulder. She graduated from Indiana University with her MLS in May 2013. Her professional interests include information literacy, high school to college transitions, outreach, and open access. She is a former ALCTS employee and a whiz at writing cover letters and CVs.

 

Erin Leach is Head of Serials Cataloging at the University of Georgia. She graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with her MA in Information Science & Learning Technologies. Her professional interests include leadership and professional development in technical services, using social media to develop personal learning networks, and collaborations between technical services and public services staff. Erin is currently busy making appointments as the Chair-Elect of the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS.

 

What Is an e-Forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free.

 

For information about upcoming e-forums, please visit http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum

 

How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA's Mailing List Service. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing online. (http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa)

 

If you have any problems, please contact alcts-eforum-request@ala.org.

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Discussion Stepping Into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part (a LLAMA Preconference)

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 12:26 pm
in LLAMA (Library Leadership & Management Association)

As Director positions open up, is the next generation of leaders ready to assume those positions and transform the libraries in their community? Have you wondered how to reach that new level in your career or what it takes to become an effective new library director?  In this full-day preconference, new library directors will detail how to develop the skills you’ll need to succeed, how to respond to the challenges you’ll likely face in your first few years, and how you can leverage your career and ALA experiences to assume a leadership role.

As Director positions open up, is the next generation of leaders ready to assume those positions and transform the libraries in their community? Have you wondered how to reach that new level in your career or what it takes to become an effective new library director?  In this full-day preconference, new library directors will detail how to develop the skills you’ll need to succeed, how to respond to the challenges you’ll likely face in your first few years, and how you can leverage your career and ALA experiences to assume a leadership role.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) encourages you to join your fellow aspiring library directors for this timely and important preconference brought to you by the LLAMA New Professionals Section and the Library Organization and Management Section.  The preconference is Friday, June 26th, at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Register through the ALA Annual Conference website, http://alaac15.ala.org.  Enter LLAMA2015 for special LLAMA member pricing.              .

If you’re interested in administration, this session will provide you with an introduction to what the job entails and introduce you to the skills you’ll need to prepare yourself. Hear from new public library directors about the basics, the challenges and the unexpected in their first few years on the job. Learn how they used career opportunities, ALA experience, and other guideposts to enter administration successfully.

We are in a time of transition for library leadership—many positions opening up and many of them being offered to young professionals new to directorships and/or management.  At the end of this preconference, participants will: understand what skills and experience will help you be a good director; have a list of resources to use to increase their skills in various areas; and understand the unexpected challenges facing a new director

Sarah Houghton, Director of the San Rafael (Calif.) Public Library, speaks on administration, boards and commissions, human resources and personnel, and politics.  Gretchen Caserotti, director of the Meridian Library District (Ida.), speaks on budgets, facilities, change management, and advocacy                   

The cost to attend Stepping Into the Director’s Role is $205 for LLAMA members, $245 for ALA members, and $295 for nonmembers.  Register through the ALA Annual Conference website, http://alaac15.ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association

The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

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