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Union Library Workers

Discussion School librarians in Seattle vote with SEA to strike if contract not reached

by Elaine Harger on Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 08:22 pm

Here is a post from my colleague Craig Seasholes about the strike vote last night in Seattle.

http://bookmansbytes.blogspot.com/2015/09/solidarity-forever-union-makes-us-strong.html
RUSA RSS Recognition Committee (Reference & User Services Associaton)

Online Doc Committee Activities as of 9/4/15

by Ellen Keith on Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 06:06 pm

The nomination form has been updated and email notifications about the awards have been sent by Leighann Wood to the RUSA listservs and in an email blast by RUSA.

Ellen Keith communicated with past chair Jamie Hollier and got the spreadsheet of last year's nominations. Although the committee hasn't had a virtual meeting, Ellen has communicated with them by email, sharing the spreadsheet and starting a discussion of promoting the award on a schedule as nominations are due by December 4, 2015.

RUSA RSS Recognition Committee (Reference & User Services Associaton)

Online Doc Goals for 2015-2016

by Ellen Keith on Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 06:02 pm

The purpose of the committee is to recognize excellence in service to RSS by granting membership to the RSS Honor Roll and selecting a recipient of the RSS Service Achievement Award.

 

LITA User Experience Interest Group

Discussion UX chat on Twitter! #litaUX

by Bohyun Kim on Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 03:18 pm

The LITA UX IG has finally launched the UX chat on Twitter in collaboration with the LITA President's Program task force!

Up until the ALA Annual Conference, the UX chat will be moderated by the LITA President's Program Task Force. After that, the chat will be moderated by the members of the LITA UX IG and of Weave, the new UX Journal. Please join us in the #litaUX chat and volunteer as a moderator! If you have questions, please send it in advance to the moderator below.

The LITA UX IG has finally launched the UX chat on Twitter in collaboration with the LITA President's Program task force!

Up until the ALA Annual Conference, the UX chat will be moderated by the LITA President's Program Task Force. After that, the chat will be moderated by the members of the LITA UX IG and of Weave, the new UX Journal. Please join us in the #litaUX chat and volunteer as a moderator! If you have questions, please send it in advance to the moderator below.

When does the #LITAUX chat happen in Twitter?

  •     Friday, May 15th, 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderators Amanda (@godaisies) and Haley (@hayleym1218)    Archive at: http://litablog.org/2015/05/storify-of-litas-first-ux-twitter-chat/
  •     Friday, May 29th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Bohyun (@bohyunkim)
    Archive at https://storify.com/bohyunkim/second-litaux-chat
  •     Friday, June 12th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Whitni (@_whitni)
  •     Friday, June 19th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Michael (@schoeyfield)
  •     Attend the LITA President's Program with Lou Rosenfeld at the ALA Annual Conference!
  •     Friday, July 10th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Matt (@mreidsma) and Kyle (@gwydion9)
  •     Friday, July 24th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Matt (@mreidsma) and Kyle (@gwydion9)
  •     Friday, August 7th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Michael (@schoeyfield)
  •     Friday, August 21th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Pete (@pfcoco)
  •     Friday, September 4th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Bohyun (@bohyunkim)  Archive at: https://storify.com/bohyunkim/the-9th-litaux-chat
  •     Friday, September 18th 2-3 p.m. EDT with moderator Amanda (@godaisies)
  •     Friday, Oct. 2th 2-3 p.m. EDT
  •     Friday, Oct. 16th 2-3 p.m. EDT
  •     Friday, Oct. 30th 2-3 p.m. EDT
  •     Friday, Nov. 13th 2-3 p.m. EDT
  •     Friday, Dec. 11th 2-3 p.m. EDT

What is the UX Twitter Chat?

Share your challenges, successes, techniques, and workflows that you have developed to improve user experience (UX) at your library. Use #litaux to participate. Additionally, you can ask questions that may be selected to be answered by proclaimed UX expert, Lou Rosenfeld during the LITA President’s Program at Annual. Submit your questions ahead of time to the moderator. The moderators will ask questions in the Q1, Q2, and Q3 format and followers will use #litaux and answer back in the A1, A2, and A3 format, as you may have see in the #libchat or #inaljchat.

When participating, be constructive. Be respectful. No attacking others. Please use the hashtag #litaux.

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS e-Forum: Hire right the first time: best practices for building the team you need

by Jeremy Myntti on Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 12:36 pm

September 23-24, 2015

 

September 23-24, 2015

 

Moderated by Terri Schell, Brian Staples, and James Kelly

 

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.

 

Libraries evolve. Shouldn’t your interviews? Success in our profession requires a new skill set, but if you’re asking candidates the same old questions, you’re probably recruiting more of what you already have. Attracting dynamic team members to help you meet tomorrow’s challenges requires hiring for culture fit, crafting more thoughtful questions and bringing creativity and insightfulness to the interview process. Join us in discussing tips for hiring right the first time. We will:

  • discuss techniques for writing more compelling interview questions

  • define culture fit and its importance to the interview process

  • outline the skills of an effective interviewer

 

Moderators

Terri Schell, Senior Administrator – Human Resources, Harford County (MD) Public Library

Brian Staples, Human Resources Generalist, Baltimore County (MD) Public Library

James Kelly, Associate Director, Frederick County (MD) Public Libraries

 

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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RUSA Organization and Planning (Reference and User Services Association)

Discussion August Meeting Notes

by Elizabeth German on Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 11:30 am

Hi all,

Please find our meeting notes attached. Our next adobe connect meeting is September 18 2-3pm (central).

Thanks,

Beth

Union Library Workers

Discussion Labor Day-3 cheers Mineola

by Kathleen McCook on Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 09:44 am

Happy LABOR DAY. Thanks to Sarah Barriage who posts at UNION LIBRARY WORKERS.

Latest is success of Workers at Mineola Memorial Library who  have a new six-year collective agreement, retroactive to June 2012. The agreement includes increases in wages, longevity bonuses, and employer contributions to dental and optical insurance. The library workers are represented by the Library Employees Unit of the United Public Service Employees Union.

Happy LABOR DAY. Thanks to Sarah Barriage who posts at UNION LIBRARY WORKERS.

Latest is success of Workers at Mineola Memorial Library who  have a new six-year collective agreement, retroactive to June 2012. The agreement includes increases in wages, longevity bonuses, and employer contributions to dental and optical insurance. The library workers are represented by the Library Employees Unit of the United Public Service Employees Union.

http://unionlibraryworkers.blogspot.com/2015/08/new-contract-for-mineola-library-workers.html

 

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ACRL IS Teaching Methods Committee (Instruction Section)

Event ACRL Instruction Section, Teaching Methods Committee, Virtual Meeting September 18, 2015, 2 pm - 3 pm ET

by Lauren Wahman on Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 09:21 am

ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Virtual Meeting
Friday, September 18, 2015
2:00-3:00 pm EDT
http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r5m3uglqsd8/

AGENDA

ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Virtual Meeting
Friday, September 18, 2015
2:00-3:00 pm EDT
http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r5m3uglqsd8/

AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Additions to the Agenda
  3. Announcements
  4. Subcommittee Reports
    1. Featured Teaching Librarian
    2. Selected Resources
    3. Site Transition
    4. Blog Guidelines
  5. Virtual Discussion Planning
    1. Next steps
  6. Personal Announcements
  7. Adjourn

If you wish to attend the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact the Chair in advance for
details: Lauren Wahman lauren.wahman@uc.edu

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RUSA Learning Opportunities & Knowledge Coordination Task Force

Online Doc RUSA Learning Opportunities - Notes - August 17, 2015

by Mary Popp on Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 09:23 pm

Here are the notes from the August meeting of the task force. 

The next scheduled meeting is Monday September 21.  Those who are not task force members, please  contact Mary Popp (popp@indiana.edu) if you would like to attend. 

RUSA RSS Health and Medical Reference Committee

Discussion HMRC Roster 2015-16

by Laura Haines on Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 03:39 pm

Laura Louise Haines (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016) laura.haines@uvm.edu

Lori C. Lauterbach (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) llauterbach@stratford.edu

Ms. Ann Glusker (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) glusker@u.washington.edu

Laura Louise Haines (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016) laura.haines@uvm.edu

Lori C. Lauterbach (Chair, July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017) llauterbach@stratford.edu

Ms. Ann Glusker (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) glusker@u.washington.edu

Laura Louise Haines (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) laura.haines@uvm.edu

Kelli Ham (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) kkham@library.ucla.edu

Ms. Toni Hoberecht (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) toni-hoberecht@ouhsc.edu

Jonathan B. Jeffery (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) jeffery@udel.edu

Qiana M. Johnson (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) q-johnson@pobox.com

Nadia J. Lalla (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) njlalla@gmail.com

Karen J. Vargas (Member, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2016) karen.j.vargas@gmail.com

Andrea Hill (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2020) ahill@ala.org

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