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ALSC Student Gift Membership Task Force 9/23/16 Meeting Notes
1. Welcome and Introductions
a. Appoint volunteer to take minutes/attendance - Andrea
b. Introductions/Attendees - Patrick, Andrea
c. Revisions/Additions to Agenda - none
2. Updates from ALSC
- New charge - three year appointment to June 2019. Members do have the option to step down after one or two years if your situation changes and you cannot stay on until summer 2019.
- New board rep and member from membership committee will be announced soon. Diane term on board has ended but she will be available for consultation if needed. (Thanks, Diane!)
- Our new charge has been finalized and was sent to the members. Budget was adjusted $11,200.
On the charge were the ALSC Board’s questions to be addressed:
- Is there a way to determine how many students are focusing on youth services? We could not fund data but we should try to pursue it further.
- Will we make attempts to reach diverse student populations? Yes. Ideas below in Item #3.
- We must determine a permanent funding source as part of final report (due June 1 2019 in lieu of May report). We will talk to budget committee well before deadline for report.
3. Review of timeline
- Announce program Dec 1, 2016. Application deadline March 1, 2017. Recipients receive award letter by April 1, 2017; a two-year gift membership will begin immediately.
4. Promotional Materials
a. ALSC webpage and online form
- We need to send ALSC content for a landing page and online form. Dan can easily turn a Word doc into a form.
Samples of ALSC webpages and online forms (please note, some are ongoing and some are closed):
- Bechtel Fellowship page: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/profawards/bechtel
- Institute scholarship page and form:
- ALSC Mentoring Program – Fall 2016 Mentee application:http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/7e2em4Ee4bq
- Penguin Random House Young Readers Group award form:http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/dH1XemZl0eby21
- Application for ALA/ALSC rep to USBBY form: http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/7r0Sid21U2c49qm61db8wRk0d
- We like the simplicity of the Bechtel form.
- Can we ask for race/ethnicity on form? - what would that look like? Is it on ALA membership form? No.
>Ask Dan - does ALA or ALSC track demographics on race/ethnicity? How can we measure our success in reaching a diverse group of students?
b. social media posts, listservs, and direct emails
c. printable flier
Before mid October, write up a description and send to Dan. Task Force can look it over in mid-Nov and Dan can print 500 to distribute at Midwinter.
> Dan - Does ALSC have a copywriter, or can we borrow copy from the ALS student member application form?
5. Partners in Promotion
- Our new member appointed from Membership Committee can tell us how that committee can help promote (Brittany)
- Contact Public Awareness Comm to make them aware of program and ask how they can help promote
- Contact NMRT (Andrea)
- Contact ALA Chapters Relations Office / student chapters to make them aware of program and ask how they can help promote. (student member portal, email list, wiki, etc.) Are there student chapter events at Midwinter? (Andrea)
- Contact Black Caucus, Chinese Am Library Assoc, Reforma, etc. to make them aware of program and ask for advice on maximizing reach to diverse student populations, ask for help with getting word out. (Patrick will build a list, contact them)
- Ask Membership Comm chair what they’ve learned after looking into how to work with LIS schools exhibiting at Midwinter. (Brittany) Patrick will be at Midwinter and can help with in-person stuff, like bringing them printed fliers.
- Other ideas for groups we should reach out to?
6. Q&A and Other Business
7. Review of New Action Items
> Andrea will contact NMRT, ALA Chapters Relations Office
> Patrick will compile a list of ALA divisions and round tables that might help with reaching diverse students and new graduates.
> Brittany - report back on what Membership Committee has learned after they looked into how to work with LIS schools exhibiting at Midwinter. For example: Are there mechanisms in place for giving them fliers? What are the programs/events attended by LIS instructors where we can distribute our fliers?
> NEED A VOLUNTEER to contact Public Awareness Committee to make them aware of the program and ask how they can help promote it in December.
8. Next Meeting Date
Andrea will ask everyone to send their Friday afternoon conflicts through December.
I am seeking to establish a Roundtable Discussion for ACRL 2017 on the topic "Curriculum Consultation: Librarian and Faculty". I wish to explore the active role of the academic librarian engaged in consultation with faculty members throughout the processes of curriculum/programme/course planning, development, design, delivery and review.
I would like a few of us to share our experiences working with faculty members, or, seeking to build relationships with faculty members so as to be able to participate more fully in curriculum planning, development, delivery and review.
This role of consultation, places the librarian at the heart of the academic agenda, actively participating in knowledge creation.
Eager to hear your comments and interest in this Roundtable Discussion for ACRL 2017.
NB. Deadline for proposal submission is October 14, 2016.
The University of the West Indies, Open Campus
Trinidad and Tobago
Caribbean Region (English-Speaking)
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Library seeks an enthusiastic business reference librarian to join our service-oriented team. The Library serves a vibrant campus community with 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in beautiful southeastern Wisconsin, convenient to both Madison and Milwaukee. The librarian will work closely with students and faculty of the College of Business and Economics, which is nationally renowned for its Accounting and MBA programs.
Andersen Library, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian
Academic Staff Rank: Associate Academic Librarian (depending on qualifications), renewable annual full-time, 12-month appointment
Starting Date: January 9, 2017 (negotiable)
1. Participate in information literacy for the College and Business. Also participates in the information literacy program, including subject related areas or as needed.
2. Serve as liaison with the College of Business and Economics, including promoting library resources and services to the college faculty, staff, and students.
3. Develop relationships with faculty and administrators to further the Library’s mission to support the University’s teaching, research and public service.
4. Provide in-person and virtual reference assistance to library users across all academic disciplines.
5. Assist users in utilizing print and online resources.
6. Assist in general and reference collection development efforts, including identification of reliable resources on the Internet and high-quality online databases.
7. Develop instructional and outreach tools including library user guides and tutorials.
8. Serve scheduled hours including evenings and weekends shifts and relieve the librarian on duty at the Reference Desk during temporary schedule conflicts. Work evening and weekend on a rotational basis.
9. Participate in assessment projects and an application of assessments results.
10. Will be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.
• ALA-accredited MLS.
• Proficiency and commitment to information literacy.
• Professional reference experience in an academic library, including business reference.
• Expertise in using print and electronic information sources, including business and financial databases.
• Demonstrated ability using computer applications, such as Microsoft Office.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills,
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member with diverse faculty, staff, and students in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment.
• Experience with business information resource selection.
• Familiarity with library integration of learning management systems.
• Experience with video tutorial software, such as Adobe Premier and Captivate.
• Undergraduate or graduate degree in business.
• Understanding of statistical analysis and willingness to learn statistical software.
• Additional technological skills, such as desktop publishing and tutorial creation.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For a description of the University and Library please visit our web site at http://library.uww.edu/
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an AA/EEO employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. A criminal background check is a contingency to employment and will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.
To review submission requirements and/or apply please visit https://my.uww.edu/employment/
The deadline to apply is October 27, 2016. This JOB ID is: 12387
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Committee: Instruction for Educators Committee
Date/Time: Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016, 1:00-2:00 pm PST
Meeting via Google Hangouts: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/unlv.edu/ebss-ife
2. Set priorities for committee work this year.
a. Idea from June 2016 meetiing re: developing/gathering resources related to Framework
b. Other ideas?
3. Other business?
Public Library Association
Board of Directors Fall Meeting
Held in conjunction with ICMA Conference
September 27, 2016
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meeting Location: Kansas City Marriott Hotel, Jay McShann Room A, Kansas City, Missouri
Logistics: ICMA and Board general schedule
- Sunday, September 25, 3 pm, ICMA Opening Session
- Monday, September 26, all day, ICMA conference programs, including Roundtable Discussions: The Future of Libraries in the Community, 11:30 am-12:30 pm; and How Counties Promote Regional Economic Development, 12:45-2:00 pm
- Monday, September 26, 6:45 pm, Board Dinner. Reservations at Lidia’s Kansas City, 101 West 22nd Street, Kansas City, MO.
- Tuesday, September 27, 8:00 am-12:30 pm, PLA Board meeting. Location: Kansas City Marriott Downtown – Jay McShann A room. Breakfast will be served at 8; meeting begins at 8:30 am
- Tuesday September 27, all day, ICMA Conference programs
Greetings, Board colleagues.
On behalf of ALSC President Betsy Orsburn, I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.
We have two agenda items:
1) to select an ALA representative to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ (IFLA) Section on Libraries for Children and Young Adults and a representative to the Section on Literacy & Reading (we need two representatives, one for each section)
2) to select an ALA representative to the United States Board on Books for Youth
Since we will be reviewing and ranking individuals, this will be a confidential process to take place via email, with the selection results made public.
Executive Director Aimee Strittmatter will forward you the applications and supporting documents in two separate emails. The first priority will be to select our IFLA representatives, as we are a few days behind schedule.
In order to establish quorum for this online meeting, I would like to ask everyone to please indicate at this time that you are “present” for the record. Once a quorum is reached, the discussion will move to email.
Dear ALA Community,
A resolution about the subject of gun violence was passed at the Membership Meeting at ALA Orlando 2016. In accordance with ALA procedures, when the resolution came to ALA Council, they directed the Committee on Legislation and the Intellectual Freedom Committee to establish a working group to continue to work on the resolution.
We are inviting all ALA members to provide the working group with feedback on a discussion draft of the resolution. This document is attached. It is by no means final and the working group will consider comments as they continue their work.
You can comment on this ALA Connect post to share your feedback. Or if you wish to share your feedback anonymously, please visit this form: https://goo.gl/forms/M90eDWOr1fAo4m9p2
Please comment or fill out the form by 10/21.
Ann Ewbank, COL Chair, co-facilitator
Pam Klipsch, IFC Chair, co-facilitator
Melissa Cardenas-Dow, EDI Implementation Task Force Co-Chair
Aaron Dobbs, LITA Councilor
Aimee Fifarek, Arizona Chapter Councilor
Martin Garnar, EDI Implementation Task Force Co-Chair and IFRT Councilor
Laura Koltutsky, SRRT Councilor
Mike Marlin, Executive Board
Eric Suess, Councilor-at-Large, former IFC member
Christian Zabriskie, Councilor-at-Large, COL member
Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director, OIF
Adam Eisgrau, Managing Director, OGR
POSITION: Head, Software Development
AVAILABLE: December 1, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Head, Software Development. The Software Development group is comprised of two teams; the Repository Team, responsible for the development and stewardship of the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR), an institutional repository and preservation platform, and the Core Team, responsible for a wide range of services including the Libraries’ main websites, discovery layer, digital libraries, digital scholarship projects, grant-funded projects, system integrations, and custom applications to support Library operations. The Head recruits, manages, supervises, and leads 12 FTE across the two teams and fosters an environment that values creativity, diversity, teamwork, and innovation. This position also works directly with faculty and staff stakeholders to collaboratively identify and provide solutions that meet end-user and staff needs.
This position provides vision and leadership for library technology services by helping create a flexible and scalable technology infrastructure, facilitating improvements to work processes including software development practices and project management, and developing relationships with stakeholders, including campus IT partners and vendors. The Head collaborates with Infrastructure Management Services on software system architecture planning and provides strategic direction for the evaluation, customization, and implementation of existing technology platforms and systems.
The Head of Software Development reports to the Director of the Library and Information Technology (L&IT). L&IT is a service-oriented program that researches, develops, and supports advanced information systems for the Library, and ensures excellent operational management of information systems and support of end users. The Head is a senior member of the L&IT management team along with counterparts from Infrastructure Management Services and Desktop Support.
The Software Development department uses agile methodologies, versions code, and automates deployment. Continuous integration and test-driven development are goals for the department. Technologies and tools used are primarily open source, and the stack includes: RHEL, PHP (Laravel), Python (Django), Java, Hydra, Fedora, MySQL, Solr, eXist, Capistrano, and GitHub/GitLab. The L&IT division uses Jira, Confluence, and Service Desk to manage and document work.
Required: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or an advanced degree in a related field. Minimum of three years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in a technical setting, including planning and allocating resources to support software development. Professional experience in a technical environment focused on application development. Evidence of effective interpersonal competence and excellent oral and written communication skills. Collaborative work ethic and the ability to build effective partnerships, articulate goals, and negotiate priorities.
Preferred: Work experience in higher education and/or an academic research library. Experience developing and leading high functioning teams. Active professional involvement in the library or information technology fields, and demonstrated knowledge of current information technology developments in libraries and higher education. Demonstrated interest in open source communities. Demonstrated interest in communicating individual and team progress through conferences, publishing, code contribution, and other venues. Experience in collaborative and successful grant-writing. Experience with agile methodologies.
The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.
The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.
Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/106554 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.