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RBMS Conference Development Committee members: which proposal for hosting the 2018 RBMS Conference do you prefer, the proposal from the Historic New Orleans Collection, or the proposal from the University of Houston?by Henry Raine on Thu, May 26, 2016 at 09:54 am
It’s that time of the year again! Congratulations to all the incoming MLS graduates! While celebrating years’ of hard work, are you busy looking for a job or fidgeting about future job interviews? Rest assured, ANMIG chat is here to help you. On April 27th at 3 PM EDT, we will have three experts join us on Twitter to chat about job hunting and interviews. They are: Susanne Markgren, Digital Services Librarian from Purchase College, SUNY. Robin O’Hanlon, Public Services Manager from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Mr. Library Dude, Joe Hardenbrook, Reference & Instruction Librarian from Carroll University.
If you would like to send us questions on the topic beforehand, please submit them to the moderators by twitter or email: Carolina Delgado (@cadelgad or firstname.lastname@example.org) and Xiping Liu (@XipingLiu1 or email@example.com). We will ask the questions during the chat. ANMIG twitter chats will follow a similar format to other library chats (e.g. #libchat). Moderators will tweet out questions starting with Q [number of question] (e.g. Q1, Q2, and Q3). Followers will tweet back the answers using A [Number of Question] (e.g. A1, A2, and A3). Make sure to use #ANMIGchat in all of your tweets!
We hope to see you there!
Heading to ALA Annual this year? Are you overwhelmed by all the sessions, events, and exhibits and wondering how to prioritize your schedule and navigate Orlando? On May 25th at 2 PM EDT, we will have two locals join us on Twitter to chat about tips and tricks for navigating the nation’s biggest library conference like a pro. Tim Kiser, ANMIG Social Media Coordinator and Casey Ann Mitchell, ANMIG Member-at-Large, will be your hosts. Our expert locals are Norma Medina-Ortiz, Librarian/Volunteer Coordinator at Seminole County Public Library and Jonathan Harwell, Head of Collections and Systems at Rollins College. They are sure to have some great tips for us!
If you would like to send us questions on the topic beforehand, please submit them to the moderators by twitter or email: Tim Kiser (@timkiser or firstname.lastname@example.org) and Casey Ann Mitchell (@metadatacam or email@example.com). We will ask the questions during the chat. ANMIG twitter chats will follow a similar format to other library chats (e.g. #libchat). Moderators will tweet out questions starting with Q [number of question] (e.g. Q1, Q2, and Q3). Followers will tweet back the answers using A [Number of Question] (e.g. A1, A2, and A3). Make sure to use #ANMIGchat in all of your tweets!
We hope to see you there!
CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services has extended its deadline for library professionals from all kinds of institutions to submit proposals to apply 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 Friday, June 3, 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.
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.