LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table) RoundTable
NMRT RESUME REVIEW SERVICE AVAILABLE IN LAS VEGAS!
Appointments are now being accepted to have resumes or cover letters critiqued at the New Members Round Table Resume Review Service during the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas! Reviewers are available Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 – 5:00. Walk-ins will be accommodated if possible but appointments are strongly encouraged. Appointments are 30 minutes long and usually fill up quickly. The last appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes before closing each day. Questions can be directed to Cheryl Blevens (email@example.com) or Nicole Spoor (firstname.lastname@example.org), and using “2014 Conference RRS Reviewee” in the subject line of your email.
Follow this URL: https://sites.google.com/site/2014alanmrtrrrs/. In the upper left corner of the page, click on the link to the appointment request form, complete the requested information and click “Submit.” You will be contacted by return email.
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The NMRT Resume Review Service needs volunteers to work as booth greeters Saturday, June 28, from 10 am until noon. If you can volunteer for any of that time, we need your help! The booth greeters’ most important duty is to keep things running on time. They sign the reviewees in, escort them to their reviewer’s table, and remind them when their 30 minute appointment is over.
To volunteer follow this link: https://sites.google.com/site/2014alanmrtrrrs/. Fill out the volunteer form and click “Submit.”
If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs: Cheryl Blevens (email@example.com) or Nicole Spoor (firstname.lastname@example.org), using “2014 Conference RRS Booth Greeter” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!
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Now that you’ve blocked out your meeting schedule, do you have an hour or two to volunteer as a resume reviewer or booth greeter at the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas? The review service is very popular and there are always lots of people asking for help with their resumes and cover letters. We need your help to accommodate everyone! We are especially in need of booth greeters and Public and Special Libraries and School Media Specialists reviewers.
The NMRT Resume Review Service booth, located inside the ALA JobLIST Placement Center, in Hall N of the Las Vegas Convention Center, is open Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Appointments are 30 minutes long and usually fill up quickly. The last appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes before closing each day.
To volunteer follow this link: https://sites.google.com/site/2014alanmrtrrrs/. Fill out the appropriate form and click “Submit.”
If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs: Cheryl Blevens (email@example.com) or Nicole Spoor (firstname.lastname@example.org), using “2014 Conference RRS Volunteer” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!
The 2014 Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards nomination period is now open until December 1, 2013.
The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is pleased to announce the creation of two new awards to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction.
The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will be presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for her/his contributions to the field, while the LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award will be given to a Library that demonstrates innovation in support of information literacy and instruction.
The awards will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference. Award winners will receive a $1,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Awards are sponsored by the Library Instruction Roundtable.
Recipients will be honored at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, June 26-July 1, 2014. Winners receive a $1,000.00 cash award, a plaque, and a $500.00 travel stipend to attend ALA Annual.
For full details on how to apply for or nominate an individual/library for these awards, please see: http://www.ala.org/lirt/awards
Sunday June 30th, 2013
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center, S106b
Please join us for the Library Instruction Round Table program during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. If libraries want to remain relevant and vital to their communities, they need to reach out to their users in virtual and physical spaces beyond the traditional library walls. Library instruction is no different. It needs to go beyond the traditional library classroom with 20 computers and a white board. Instruction can occur when a school library works with teachers to aid them in teaching information literacy skills in their own classrooms. Instruction can occur when a public library offers a media lab designed for young adults to experiment and learn. Instruction can occur when an academic librarian works with a residential college to provide instruction. This program will explore how libraries are doing library instruction outside of the traditional classroom, how it benefits patrons, and how other libraries can implement similar instruction initiatives.
Speakers will include Nichole Pinkard, Visiting Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University and co-founder of Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia space, Lynda Kellam, Data Services and Government Information Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and from the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, TN, Kristin Bernet, the Upper School Librarian, and Alice Bryant, the Middle School Librarian.
For more information, please visit: http://fleetwood.baylor.edu/lirt/program.html
We hope to see you there!
Technology has been a driving force in librarianship since the construction of the first library. The last few decades have seen more change than ever before. LIRT’s Technology Learning and Teaching Committee hosts this discussion on technological challenges in librarianship in a variety of areas. Instruction librarians face a number of challenges including staying abreast of the next new idea while continuing to engage users. Opportunities to discuss trends such as digital badges, ebooks, data management strategies and collaboration with IT professionals provide an open venue for librarians of all types to share information and experiences.
LIRT provides a forum for conversation and professional development in library instruction and information literacy, key components to lifelong learning. Critical thinking competencies are essential to this process. As librarians move beyond "how to" instruction sessions, incorporating educational principles and practices, such as critical thinking, will help leverage their collaborations with user communities. Join us as we explore how libraries can promote successful information literacy outcomes through theory-based instruction, practical critical thinking activities, and faculty-librarian partnership in pedagogy.