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GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion Fireside Chat: last lecture from our colleagues

by Stephen Woods on Fri, May 6, 2016 at 07:44 am

I hope you enjoyed Cinco de Mayo

I wanted to get this on your radar as well as your calendar.

On May 17, 2016 from 2:00-3:00 pm est, as the Chair of GODORT, I will be sponsoring a virtual Fireside Chat with 9 of our colleagues that I'm calling "the last lecture".  

You can get access through this URL: https://meeting.psu.edu/godort

I hope you enjoyed Cinco de Mayo

I wanted to get this on your radar as well as your calendar.

On May 17, 2016 from 2:00-3:00 pm est, as the Chair of GODORT, I will be sponsoring a virtual Fireside Chat with 9 of our colleagues that I'm calling "the last lecture".  

You can get access through this URL: https://meeting.psu.edu/godort

Each will spend 5-6 minutes sharing their reflections on the profession as well as provide our community with some words of wisdom and challenges.

Those participating in the Fireside Chat include:

  • Linda Johnson, University of New Hamphsire
  • Stephanie Braunstein, LSU
  • Lori Smith, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Linda Spiro, Rice University
  • David Cismowski, California State Library
  • Barbara Miller, Oklahoma State
  • Kathy Amen, Saint Mary's University
  • Cathy Hartman, University of North Texas
  • Mary Alice Baish, GPO

Others we celebrate, but will not be able to attend:

  • Jan Swanbeck, University of Florida 
  • Christine Chang, West Virginia University

Please join us as we celebrate a job well done by a wonderful cohort of government information specialist.

Stephen Woods, Chair of GODORT

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Diversity Member Initiative Group

Discussion FREE webinars by ALISE's Gender Issues SIG and SLA's Education Division

by Rebecca Kemp on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 09:15 pm

There's a great line-up for free webinars cohosted by ALISE's Gender Issues SIG and Special Libraries Association's Education Division:

May 13            Alex Hodges on special education materials for curriculum material centers
June 10           Rose Love Chou on public service librarian women of color
August 13        Vanessa Reyes on personal information management
September 9    Kristen Gallant on visual literacy

There's a great line-up for free webinars cohosted by ALISE's Gender Issues SIG and Special Libraries Association's Education Division:

May 13            Alex Hodges on special education materials for curriculum material centers
June 10           Rose Love Chou on public service librarian women of color
August 13        Vanessa Reyes on personal information management
September 9    Kristen Gallant on visual literacy

Webinars are held at 1:30pm EST. To sign up for the May webinar, please go to
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/693332611653929217  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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ACRL Libraries Transform Task Force

Discussion Checking in

by Cinthya Ippoliti-OK on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 09:15 pm

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to check in to make sure everyone could access the Google Doc and see if you had any questions.

Our next meeting is at the end of this month, so please feel free to start sharing your ideas for the various categories included. We also need to decide who will work on what sections of the ACRL website.

Thanks!

Cinthya

Diversity Member Initiative Group

Discussion Diversity Member Interest Group (MIG) Questionnaire - feedback due by May 17th!

by Rebecca Kemp on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 09:02 pm

We've had so many new members that the deadline for submissions has been extended.  Please click the link below to give your feedback on this very short survey!

Thanks!Rebecca & Miguel

 

We've had so many new members that the deadline for submissions has been extended.  Please click the link below to give your feedback on this very short survey!

Thanks!Rebecca & Miguel

 

This questionnaire will help the Diversity Membership Initiative Group better serve our members by providing the appropriate content, activities, events, etc., to build a successful community of practice.

Please be as specific as possible when answering the questionnaire. We appreciate your commitment to our efforts!

Sincerely,
Rebecca Kemp & Miguel Ruiz, Diversity MIG Co-Chairs

Please click on the link to take the questionnaire: http://goo.gl/forms/f55HSpmgeu

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RUSA RSS Library Service to Aging Population (Reference Services Section)

Meeting Request Library Services to An Aging Population

by Fatima Perkins on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 04:13 pm

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to squeeze in a call before Annual in June. I hope you are available on:

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 3 PM EST.

Conference call information:

Dial in: 1 -800 – 794-3569

Passcode: 9361948#

Agenda

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to squeeze in a call before Annual in June. I hope you are available on:

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 3 PM EST.

Conference call information:

Dial in: 1 -800 – 794-3569

Passcode: 9361948#

Agenda

  • Annual Meeting 2016 - Library Services to An Aging Population will meet at the All Committee Meeting and Open House (RUSA_RSS)/Saturday, June 25/8:30 AM - 10:00 AM/Rosen Centre, Room Salon 09/10
  • 2017 Program Proposal
  • Library Services to An Aging Population revisions and submission
  • Updating - Toolkit – Engaging Older Adults
  • Proposed Future Meeting Dates/Save the dates if you can ( 7/21,9/15,11/17)
  • Other
  • Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Earth, Energy, and Mineral Sciences Librarian, Penn State University Libraries (apply by June 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 03:50 pm

Earth, Energy, and Mineral Sciences Librarian
Penn State University Libraries

Apply at https://libraries.psu.edu/about/jobs/eemslibr

Earth, Energy, and Mineral Sciences Librarian
Penn State University Libraries

Apply at https://libraries.psu.edu/about/jobs/eemslibr

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications for the position of Earth, Energy, and Mineral Sciences Librarian.  Reporting to the head of the Earth and Mineral Science Library, this 12-month tenure-track faculty position is based in the Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) library, which is embedded in the unique and student-centered College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http://www.ems.psu.edu/).

In collaboration with other librarians, the Earth, Energy, and Mineral Sciences Librarian is expected to actively contribute to a wide range of University Libraries initiatives ranging from pedagogically designed instruction and specialized reference, to effective outreach and scholarly communication, to collections and research data management services. This position has responsibility for partnering with Library Learning Services and STEM librarians on the creation of research and instructional services for disciplinary and interdisciplinary work related to earth, energy, and mineral sciences; collaborating with colleagues in support of research data management, visualization tools, and broader scholarly communication concerns; and developing and making accessible innovative and informative collections.  In addition to these duties, tenure track library faculty are expected to devote time to research, scholarship, and service to the University and the profession.

Qualifications:

Requires Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); academic background or relevant experience in the sciences, engineering, or one of the subject fields of the College of EMS; ability to work independently and collaboratively; initiative; strong commitment to serving the information needs of diverse users; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Interest in furthering the growth of knowledge through research is required.

Preferred qualifications include creativity; experience with outreach to geographically dispersed users; experience working with diverse populations; experience with research tools related to visualization and/or data management, reference and instructional expertise; evidence of professional service and publication; previous academic library experience.

Environment:

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences offers degrees, both resident and online, including: geography, geosciences, meteorology, energy & business, finance & energy, sustainability policy, materials science and engineering, energy engineering, petroleum and natural gas engineering, mining engineering, and environmental systems engineering. The College is actively engaged in multiple interdisciplinary research centers with strengths in materials, energy, water, sustainability, earth and environment. Undergraduate enrollment stands at well over 2,000 students, graduate enrollment numbers over 500, and the 200+ faculty are joined by several hundred research associates in related institutes and centers. All academic departments offer degrees through the doctoral level and most are ranked in the top ten nationally.

The EMS Library offers a full suite of patron services, from circulation to reference, and is operated by a highly collaborative team of librarians and staff.  The EMS Library personnel work closely and collaboratively with other STEM and subject-based libraries on campus and across the Commonwealth.  Patrons of the EMS Library include not only faculty and students from the college and related research institutes, but also students enrolled at other Penn State campuses, students taking EMS-related online classes and those enrolled in degree and non-degree programs via Penn State’s online World Campus, as well as the general public.

The University Libraries is ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve approximately 6,300 faculty and 46,000 students at University Park, and more than 95,000 students system-wide. The University Libraries consists of approximately 120 faculty and enjoys extensive technological resources and research support services.

Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. The University Park campus is set in the State College area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

Compensation and Benefits:
Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/jobs/eemslibr.   To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Review of applications will begin June 1, 2016 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:  For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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ACRL IS Management and Leadership Committee (Instruction Section)

Event [CANCELLED] Strategic Design: Leveraging Instructional Design in Academic Libraries - with Joelle Pitts and Nicole Pagowsky

by Sarah I. Smith on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 03:24 pm
  • This event is now cancelled. Attempts will be made to reschedule the session for summer or fall 2016.

  • This event is now cancelled. Attempts will be made to reschedule the session for summer or fall 2016.

Interest in instructional design (ID) has been growing in academic libraries over the last decade as instruction librarians have expanded their role and scope as educators. ID approaches are additionally sought after as the science behind brain-based pedagogy and learning object design has been diffused across campuses. The development of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education has provided a catalyst for library instruction units and stakeholders to use ID practices to refocus their instructional efforts. In this session, learn how ID works at two large university libraries, and how ID skills are helping librarians engage with the Framework. Learn how to build ID capacity in your library and how to leverage those skills to improve library instruction and collaboration.

Joelle Pitts is an Instructional Design Librarian and Associate Professor at Kansas State University Libraries. She is responsible for the creation of web-based learning objects and environments aimed at improving the information literacy of the university community. She leads the award-winning New Literacies Alliance, an inter-institutional information literacy consortium dedicated to creating institutional, technological, and vendor-agnostic online lessons. She administers the LibGuides system and standards at K-State, and is a member of the Game Design team responsible for several campus Alternate Reality Games. Joelle consults on the use of the Canvas Learning Management System and the Qualtrics survey system, and implemented the technical infrastructure for large-scale flipped classroom activity. Her research interests include distance education and e-learning theory and design, library user experience, academic collaboration, as well as the design and implementation of games-based learning environments. She has published and presented on these topics at the national and international level.


Nicole Pagowsky is a Research & Learning Librarian and Instruction Coordinator at the University of Arizona. She also co-coordinates First-Year Experience initiatives as a liaison to the Writing Program, online learning, general education, and student retention and success. Nicole is a co-editor of the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbooks out soon with ACRL Press, and is an invited instructor for both the UofA School of Information LIS 581 course on information literacy instruction and ALA Instructional Design Essentials. Her research interests center on pedagogy, critical approaches to library instruction, learning theory, and librarian identity as educators. Nicole is the 2016 recipient of the ACRL University Libraries Professional Development Award and holds her MS in Instructional Design and Technology (and MLIS) from the University of Arizona. Her BA in Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Find her on Twitter as @nope4evr

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ACRL IS Management and Leadership Committee (Instruction Section)

Discussion #acrl_ismanage2016: Follow ACRL IS Discussion Forums 2016 on Twitter

by Sarah I. Smith on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 03:22 pm

ACRL Instruction Section’s Management & Leadership Committee is pleased to present our 2016 discussion forum schedule.

#acrl_ismanage2016

"Cultivating Consistency in an Instruction Program without Much Authority" with Malia Willey

  • April 28 - 11am Eastern | 10am Central

ACRL Instruction Section’s Management & Leadership Committee is pleased to present our 2016 discussion forum schedule.

#acrl_ismanage2016

"Cultivating Consistency in an Instruction Program without Much Authority" with Malia Willey

Often with little managerial power, instruction coordinators are responsible for leading information literacy programs that encompass diverse disciplinary needs and individual teaching styles. We will examine challenges faced by library instructors and coordinators, and explore opportunities for pedagogical development and programmatic consistency. Models of shared development, such as communities of practice, encourage library instructors to grow together as teachers and learners.

 

CANCELLED: “Strategic Design: Leveraging Instructional Design in Academic Libraries” with Joelle Pitts and Nicole Pagowsky

  • May 10 - 2pm Eastern | 1pm Central

  • This event is now cancelled.

Interest in instructional design (ID) has been growing in academic libraries over the last decade as instruction librarians have expanded their role and scope as educators. ID approaches are additionally sought after as the science behind brain-based pedagogy and learning object design has been diffused across campuses. The development of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education has provided a catalyst for library instruction units and stakeholders to use ID practices to refocus their instructional efforts. In this session, learn how ID works at two large university libraries, and how ID skills are helping librarians engage with the Framework. Learn how to build ID capacity in your library and how to leverage those skills to improve library instruction and collaboration.

 

“Using the Framework to Foster Conversations about Information Literacy Instruction” with Sara D. Miller and Amanda Nichols Hess

A key strength of the ACRL Framework lies in the potential that its concepts provide for unearthing tacit assumptions in the process of developing expertise in disciplinary information literacy. The paths from IL novice to expert within in a discipline tend to be murky and filled with assumptions about concepts, skills, and values unique to disciplinary cultures which "should have been learned” somewhere along the way. It is key for librarians in teaching positions to partner with disciplinary faculty in identifying and addressing critical issues of a discipline’s conventions and ways of constructing knowledge and to intentionally engage students with these questions. This presentation will discuss an ACRL Framework-based workshop designed for librarians and disciplinary faculty to come together to examine and discuss what information literacy looks like from a position of disciplinary expertise. Three goals of the workshop are to help facilitate conversations between librarians and disciplinary faculty, to understand specifically what is meant by information literacy within disciplines, and to identify areas of potential focus for IL instruction.

All discussion forum sessions will be recorded. See below for more information about the presenters.

Malia Willey has focused much of her scholarship on library instructor development. She is the Humanities Librarian and liaison to History and Philosophy & Religion at James Madison University. She was formerly the Instruction Coordinator at Loyola University New Orleans and a co-founder of the NOLA Information Literacy Collective. She has a MA in History from the University of Maine and a MLS from Indiana University.

Joelle Pitts is an Instructional Design Librarian and Associate Professor at Kansas State University Libraries. She is responsible for the creation of web-based learning objects and environments aimed at improving the information literacy of the university community. She leads the award-winning New Literacies Alliance, an inter-institutional information literacy consortium dedicated to creating institutional, technological, and vendor-agnostic online lessons. She administers the LibGuides system and standards at K-State, and is a member of the Game Design team responsible for several campus Alternate Reality Games. Joelle consults on the use of the Canvas Learning Management System and the Qualtrics survey system, and implemented the technical infrastructure for large-scale flipped classroom activity. Her research interests include distance education and e-learning theory and design, library user experience, academic collaboration, as well as the design and implementation of games-based learning environments. She has published and presented on these topics at the national and international level.


Nicole Pagowsky is a Research & Learning Librarian and Instruction Coordinator at the University of Arizona. She also co-coordinates First-Year Experience initiatives as a liaison to the Writing Program, online learning, general education, and student retention and success. Nicole is a co-editor of the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbooks out soon with ACRL Press, and is an invited instructor for both the UofA School of Information LIS 581 course on information literacy instruction and ALA Instructional Design Essentials. Her research interests center on pedagogy, critical approaches to library instruction, learning theory, and librarian identity as educators. Nicole is the 2016 recipient of the ACRL University Libraries Professional Development Award and holds her MS in Instructional Design and Technology (and MLIS) from the University of Arizona. Her BA in Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Find her on Twitter as @nope4evr


Sara D. Miller is the Librarian for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Initiatives at Michigan State University, supporting and facilitating the development of MSU teacher librarians and pursuing information literacy-related participation in campus initiatives. Sara works with first-year writing students in the information literacy classroom, and has previously served as MSU’s Head of Information Literacy, co-facilitated faculty learning communities focusing on writing and inquiry within disciplines, and worked with the University Committee on Liberal Learning in the development of MSU’s Undergraduate Learning Goals rubrics.  Sara has published and presented internationally with librarians and disciplinary faculty on the intersections of writing, rhetoric, and information literacy. Her current research focuses on critical pedagogy and practice.


Amanda Nichols Hess is the eLearning, Instructional Technology, and Education Librarian at Oakland University Libraries. In this role, she works with her colleagues to develop the Libraries' diverse and user-focused online learning offerings; she is also responsible for delivering professional learning offerings aimed at building librarians' capacity to integrate instructional design and technology into information literacy instruction. Amanda is the liaison librarian to OU's School of Education and Human Services, where she maintains an active teaching presence. Her research focuses on information literacy instruction, instructional design / technology, and the intersection of these practices into faculty development. She has shared her research on these ideas at ACRL and in journals including portal, College & Research Libraries, and the Journal of Academic Librarianship.

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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion April #ANMIGchat transcript

by Heylicken Moreno on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Thanks to everybody who attended our second Twitter chat last week, on the topic of job hunting and interviews. The Storify transcript of the chat can be found here: https://goo.gl/afbFs5

 

Diversity Member Initiative Group

Discussion STILL TIME TO APPLY: Innovative and successful diversity-in-action ideas sought for 2016 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair

by Jody Gray-IL (staff) on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 11:06 am

***Please distribute widely and forgive cross-posting***

 

STILL TIME TO APPLY: Innovative and successful diversity-in-action ideas sought for 2016 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair

 

***Please distribute widely and forgive cross-posting***

 

STILL TIME TO APPLY: Innovative and successful diversity-in-action ideas sought for 2016 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair

 

CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services invites library professionals from all kinds of institutions to submit proposals to participate in the 2016 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Orlando. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

 

Generously sponsored by DEMCO, the ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair is an opportunity for libraries and member groups to share their successful diversity and outreach initiatives with ALA Annual Conference attendees, celebrate diversity in America’s libraries and exhibit “diversity in action” ideas. The theme of this year’s Fair will be “Libraries Transform: Outreach in Response to Civil Unrest”

 

The 2016 Diversity and Outreach Fair will feature innovative and successful library-based programs geared towards community service in times of crisis. As recent events have witnessed, libraries have provided vital information and safe spaces during periods of civil unrest, providing a much needed anchor for local residents.

 

Also considered for participation are proposals that highlight library services to underserved or underrepresented communities, including people with disabilities; poor and homeless populations; people of color; English-language learners; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people; new Americans, new and non-readers; older adults; people living in rural areas; incarcerated people and ex-offenders and mobile library services and bookmobiles.

 

Selected presenters will develop and facilitate a poster session to be held during the ALA 2016 Annual Conference in the exhibits hall.  In addition, the participants are encouraged to submit, in digital format, information and resources from their program.

 

For more information, and to apply, please visit www.ala.org/divfair.

 

About DEMCO

 

For over 100 years Demco (www.demco.com) has supported the valuable work of librarians—taking pride in providing the best service possible. Demco’s mission is to continue to anticipate future needs, to supply products and services that support the activities of library professionals and improve library environments by making them more attractive and user-friendly. Demco demonstrates their continuing commitment to library professionals through their support of the Library Champions Program and participation at ALA’s conferences.

 

About the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services

 

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services supports library and information science workers in creating safe, responsible, and all-inclusive spaces that serve and represent the entire community. To accomplish this, we decenter power and privilege by facilitating conversations around access and identity as they impact the profession and those we serve. We use a social justice framework to inform library and information science workers' development of resources. We strive to create an association culture where these concerns are incorporated into everybody's everyday work.

 

Contact:

 

John L. Amundsen, MLIS | Program Officer, Outreach and Communications | Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services

American Library Association |50 East Huron Street | Chicago, IL 60611| T 312.280.2140 | F 312.280.3256 | jamundsen@ala.org | www.ala.org/diversity

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