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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 (non-member) 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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ALCTS

Discussion ALCTS 2016 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 07:06 pm

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.The deadline for nominations is Nov. 20.
 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.The deadline for nominations is Nov. 20.
 
The Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the contribution of a library leader who has demonstrated exceptional service to ALCTS and its areas of interest (acquisitions, cataloging and classification, collection management and development, preservation and reformatting and continuing resources). Selection of the winner is based on the person's accomplishments as they relate to: recognized leadership in ALCTS; significant contribution to professional literature in ALCTS areas; exemplary research in ALCTS areas; leadership in other professional associations at local, state, regional or national level; acknowledged leader in and by the library community at large; and recognition of achievements, e.g., awards, citations, etc. The award winner receives a citation honoring his/her contributions and a stipend of $3,000 generously donated by EBSCO. Nominees must be ALCTS members and self-nominations will not be accepted.
 
If you are interested in nominating a candidate, send that nomination, including the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of the nominee and the person providing the nomination and a statement outlining the qualifications of the individual based on the award criteria to: Dina Giambi, chair, Ross Atkinson Award Jury.
 
Additional information such as a resume, C.V. or narrative career outline and letters of endorsement may be sought by the jury chair. Visit the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award page for more information.
 
ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. An international member-driven association, ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery, and preservation of library collections. 

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ALCTS

Discussion Search begins for ALCTS 2016 Professional Recognition Awards nominations

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 07:04 pm

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in the fields of cataloging and classification and acquisitions and for outstanding promise. 
 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership and service in the fields of cataloging and classification and acquisitions and for outstanding promise. 
 
If you are interested in nominating a candidate for any of the awards, contact the chair of that award jury. The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.
 
The HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions
Presented by the Acquisitions Section for contributions by and outstanding leadership of an individual in the field of acquisitions librarianship, the award consists of $1,500 and a citation donated by HARRASSOWITZ in honor of Dr. Knut Dorn, former managing director. Winners will be chosen based on: demonstrated leadership that has contributed significantly to: improvements in acquisitions; and achievement in the field of acquisitions through contributions to professional associations, literature, the education of acquisitions professionals and the advancement of the profession.
 
Send nominations to: Trey Shelton, chair, HARRASSOWITZ Jury. Visit the HARRASSOWITZ Award for Leadership in Library Acquisitions page for more information. 
 
Margaret Mann Citation 
This award is presented to a cataloger or classifier for outstanding professional achievement in the areas of cataloging or classification through publication, participation in professional cataloging associations or valuable contributions to practice in individual libraries. The Cataloging and Metadata Management Section administers the award, a citation and $2,000 to the library school of the winner's choice, which is donated by OCLC, Inc. The Mann Citation committee bases its selection on nominations made by members of the profession or friends of the profession. Anyone with a worthy candidate is urged to nominate that person. Achievements to be considered include: notable publications; outstanding contribution to the activities of professional cataloging associations; outstanding contribution to the technical improvement of cataloging and classification and/or the introduction of a new technique of recognized importance; and outstanding contribution in the area of teaching cataloging and classification. 
 
Send nominations to: Marielle Veve, chair, Mann Citation Jury. Visit the Margaret Mann Citation page for more information. 
 
Esther J. Piercy Award
This award, a $1,500 grant donated by YBP, Inc and a citation, recognizes contributions to library collections and technical services by a librarian with no more than 10 years of professional experience who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership. Winners will be chosen based on accomplishments related to technical services and resources in such areas as: leadership in professional associations at local, state, regional or national level; contributions to the development, application or utilization of new or improved methods, techniques and routines; significant contribution to professional literature; and conduct of studies or research in the technical services.
 
Send nominations, including, a statement giving the reasons for nomination, the date your nominee entered his or her first professional position and a resume or narrative career outline to: Thomas Teper, chair, Piercy Jury. Visit the Esther J. Piercy Award page for more information. 
 
ALCTS is a division of the American Library Association. An international member-driven association, ALCTS engages the library community on issues and policies that affect the acquisition, management, discovery, and preservation of library collections. 

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LITA Executive Committee

Discussion ExCo Meeting Minutes - September 1, 2015

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 03:10 pm

Attendees

Thomas Dowling, Aimee Fifarek, S. G. Ranti Junus, Jenny Levine, Rachel Vacek

Attendees

Thomas Dowling, Aimee Fifarek, S. G. Ranti Junus, Jenny Levine, Rachel Vacek

Agenda

  1. Budget update (don't really have one yet, but should the FAC chair be part of ExCo?)
  2. Preliminary priorities discussion?
  3. Conference schedule template

Decisions

  1. We'll add FAC chair to ExCo
  2. Board will meet in Adobe Connect with a permanent room URL

Action Items

  • Thomas is going to ask Andrea to find where the "2 weeks public notice" comes from since we're not sure what the language actually is
  • Jenny to create a Google spreadsheet for Board members to enter priorities; set due date of September 30 for discussion at the October 8, 2015 Board meeting
  • Jenny to talk to Lauren Pressley and David Lee King as coordinators about creating a conference schedule template for meetings
  • Jenny to have Aimee added to the volunteer form to help complete appointments
  • Check LITA Forum site under sponsorships for Mary's name (litaforum.org/sponsors/sponsor-prospectus)
  • Jenny to talk to other divisions that have Appointment Committees to get language/advice
  • Come up with a template for the quarterly newsletter; Jenny to talk to CaM about what could be included in the newsletter; also point to the blog
  • Rachel to forward membership committee formal request to the board re: need for $ for Happy Hour
  • Jenny to find Town Hall meeting minutes (Connect?) and go through them for priorities from the members
  • Thomas to send out reminder email to board liaisons about connecting with their liaisons

Open Issues

  • Need timelines for award committees
  • Need best practices for documenting and archiving year-to-year for committees
  • Need to document additional roles that committee chairs and representatives may be expected to perform and report back on; revisit terms and roles
  • Need to close the loop and thank liaisons/reps when their terms end
  • Need a liaisons (representatives) wrangler

Notes

  • Make sure to post ExCo agendas and notices at least two weeks in advance (check if the 2 weeks is ALA or LITA rule)
  • Look for ExCo mailing list (it's at litaexco@lists.ala.org)
  • Encouraging CaM to meet; encourage Board liaisons to reach out to committees
  • Past chair for awards committees are supposed to remain on the roster to help mentor the new chair
  • Gathering agenda items for next Board meeting: local chapters, assessment update, prioritizing priorities, funding for Happy Hour

Hangouts URL for future ExCo meetings - http://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/g5a353zw7sghxrfubgxlpwmdqaa

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