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Discussion LLAMA webinar presents new tactics to keep employees engaged

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 01:57 pm

Now that you finally have that nearly perfect staff in place, your work is almost done, right? Well, maybe not. Keeping your employees engaged and motivated can be an even bigger challenge.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present: “Engaging Employees in the Library: Keep the Energy Going!" on Wed., April 6, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).

Now that you finally have that nearly perfect staff in place, your work is almost done, right? Well, maybe not. Keeping your employees engaged and motivated can be an even bigger challenge.

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present: “Engaging Employees in the Library: Keep the Energy Going!" on Wed., April 6, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).

This webinar will give an overview of research-based tactics for employee engagement, which is the first step toward fostering creativity and innovation. Tactics discussed include flexible working policies, autonomy of time, autonomy of task, and the idea of flow. In addition to the theories behind these ideas, the webinar will feature discussion of their applications in library settings, and practical ways to implement them..

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain research-based principles behind employee engagement
  • Apply engagement principles to the library setting
  • Adapt principles to their own library environments
  • Discuss the importance of employee engagement to innovation

Who Should Attend: Library managers/supervisor at any type of library

Presenter: Julie Evener, Director of Library services, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, St. Augustine, FL.

Registration fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download, but is easily accessed by PC and MAC platforms.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact: Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

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Discussion LLAMA webinar helps you justify your library budget

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 11:21 am

LLAMA webinar helps you justify your library budget

LLAMA webinar helps you justify your library budget

Does your library keep statistics that easily communicate its value to the community and other stakeholders? If yours is like most libraries, probably not. But don’t worry; it’s not too late to start! The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present: "Outcome Based Budgeting for Beginners: Communicating Your Value," on Wed., Mar. 23, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).

In this webinar, you will learn how to convey your library’s full value to external stakeholders by choosing the most effective qualitative and quantitative measures. You will also learn how to use readily accessible tools to find the most useful statistics for showing the return on investment (ROI) on your services, justifying reasonable pay rates, and communicating your value visually.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Formulate a strategy for conveying the library's value to outside stakeholders
  • Determine what qualitative and quantitative measures are needed
  • Develop those measures if they don't exist
  • Learn about readily accessible external statistics and how to use them
  • Evaluate and deliver the results

Who Should Attend: Those at public libraries in need of using statistics to justify their budgets; new librarians and library school students.

Presenter: Katherine Makens, Resources and Finance Officer, Durham County Library, Durham, North Carolina

Registration: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download, but is easily accessed by PC and MAC platforms.

Contact: For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

 

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Discussion Interested in Shared Collections?

by Tina Baich on Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 04:02 pm

If you are interested in shared collections, please consider joining RUSA's pilot Shared Collections Interest Group (IG). This IG will focus on the topic of Shared Collections, which can encompass shared print initiatives, shared storage facilities, and prospective sharing of collections through cooperative
collection development.

RUSA membership is not required, so please join us! http://connect.ala.org/node/249401

Discussion Interested in copyright?

by Faithe Ruiz on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 01:01 pm

Hello. If you are interested in copyright,  please consider joining RUSA's pilot Copyright Interest Group (IG). The focus of this IG is on providing a forum to exchange ideas relating to copyright law and reference services, to strengthen communication and cooperation on issues relating to copyright, and to provide opportunities for growth and improved reference services. The group is open to all, not just RUSA members -- so spread the word. Please share and contribute to the conversation! http://connect.ala.org/node/248621

Discussion Nominate the next honoree for "Achievement in Library Diversity Research"

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 03:12 pm

Each year the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee seeks to recognize an individual for significant contributions to diversity research and outreach efforts in Library and Information Science by honoring them with an Achievement in Library Diversity Research. Achievement is defined as a body of work or a groundbreaking piece whose dissemination advances our understanding of or sparks new research in the areas of diversity. Entries are not limited to peer reviewed, scholarly publication. We welcome open access and other forms of published dissemination.

Each year the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee seeks to recognize an individual for significant contributions to diversity research and outreach efforts in Library and Information Science by honoring them with an Achievement in Library Diversity Research. Achievement is defined as a body of work or a groundbreaking piece whose dissemination advances our understanding of or sparks new research in the areas of diversity. Entries are not limited to peer reviewed, scholarly publication. We welcome open access and other forms of published dissemination. Nominations are accepted year-round and an honoree will be selected from the pool of nominees received by March 15, 2016 with the award presented at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. Self-nominations are welcome. 

More information and the short form are available at:  http://www.ala.org/research/larks/honoring-excellence-achievement-library-diversity-research.  Please direct any questions to diversity@ala.org.

 

Jody Gray, MLIS
Director, Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
American Library Association

50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
E-mail: jgray@ala.org
Phone: 312-280-5295
1-800-545-2433, ext. 5295
website: www.ala.org/diversity

 

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Discussion LLAMA webinar explores how to talk about a planned gift

by Fred Reuland (staff) on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 04:13 pm

Ever have a donor tell you that she "wishes she could do more"? Effective fundraisers welcome such statements, but they are just the beginning of a much greater conversation. The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Fundraising and Financial Development Section (LLAMA-FRFDS) will present “Conversations with Donors: How to Talk About Gift Planning," on Wed., Jan. 27, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar explores what to say in order to continue the conversation and how to introduce gift planning concepts to donors.

Ever have a donor tell you that she "wishes she could do more"? Effective fundraisers welcome such statements, but they are just the beginning of a much greater conversation. The Library Leadership and Management Association’s Fundraising and Financial Development Section (LLAMA-FRFDS) will present “Conversations with Donors: How to Talk About Gift Planning," on Wed., Jan. 27, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time). This webinar explores what to say in order to continue the conversation and how to introduce gift planning concepts to donors. Included are a series of case studies, examples of collaboration and an overview of some of the most common gift vehicles.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the most effective gift planning strategies.
  • Be introduced to a gift planning tool kit.
  • Learn about legacy gifts and how they can fit into fundraising plans for the library.

Who Should Attend: Development and advancement staff, directors, and deans at academic and public libraries.

Presenter: Dani Dawson is the Senior Director of Gift Planning at the University of California, San Diego.

Registration: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239; Student: $29

Register online (link updated): http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements: This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download, but is easily accessed by PC and MAC platforms.

Contact: For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.

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Discussion REMINDER Re: Survey: Librarians’ Experience with Negotiating Compensation in Libraries

by Shannon Farrell on Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 03:16 pm

Dear colleagues,

We are conducting a research study about librarians’ experience with negotiating for compensation and benefits in the library hiring process. Although these topics have been explored in the broader literature on salary negotiation, there is no research specific to librarians or the library workplace.

The survey applies to all librarians, regardless of position type, who have been employed in a library of any type.

Dear colleagues,

We are conducting a research study about librarians’ experience with negotiating for compensation and benefits in the library hiring process. Although these topics have been explored in the broader literature on salary negotiation, there is no research specific to librarians or the library workplace.

The survey applies to all librarians, regardless of position type, who have been employed in a library of any type.

You are invited to participate in the study by answering multiple choice questions in an online survey. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary, and you may change your mind and stop at any time.

If you choose to participate in the study, we ask that you please complete the survey no later than 12/15/2015.

Access the survey: http://z.umn.edu/compensationsurvey

Please feel free to share this survey with other colleagues, organizations, and listservs. We want to collect as many responses as possible.

Sincerely,

Shannon Farrell (UMN Libraries) and Aliqae Geraci (Cornell University)

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Discussion Survey: Librarians’ Experience with Negotiating Compensation in Libraries

by Shannon Farrell on Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 01:11 pm

Dear colleagues,

 

We are conducting a research study about librarians’ experience with negotiating for compensation and benefits in the library hiring process. Although these topics have been explored in the broader literature on salary negotiation, there is no research specific to librarians or the library workplace.

 

The survey applies to all librarians, regardless of position type, who have been employed in a library of any type.

Dear colleagues,

 

We are conducting a research study about librarians’ experience with negotiating for compensation and benefits in the library hiring process. Although these topics have been explored in the broader literature on salary negotiation, there is no research specific to librarians or the library workplace.

 

The survey applies to all librarians, regardless of position type, who have been employed in a library of any type.

 

You are invited to participate in the study by answering multiple choice questions in an online survey. The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary, and you may change your mind and stop at any time.

 

If you choose to participate in the study, we ask that you please complete the survey no later than 12/15/2015.

 

Access the survey: http://z.umn.edu/compensationsurvey

 

Please feel free to share this survey with other colleagues, organizations, and listservs. We want to collect as many responses as possible.

 

Sincerely,

Shannon Farrell (UMN Libraries) and Aliqae Geraci (Cornell University)

 

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Discussion ALA Executive Director's Report

by JoAnne M. Kempf (staff) on Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 11:41 am

Hello,

Attached is the most recent report from ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels. These reports contain information and highlights about goings-on throughout the Association.  They are prepared on a near-monthly basis and beginning with this report will be posted here on Connect.

I hope you find them informative.

Hello,

Attached is the most recent report from ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels. These reports contain information and highlights about goings-on throughout the Association.  They are prepared on a near-monthly basis and beginning with this report will be posted here on Connect.

I hope you find them informative.

JoAnne Kempf
Director, Office of ALA Governance
American Library Association
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL  60611
312-280-3212
1-800-545-2433 ext. 3212
312-280-5014 (fax)
jkempf@ala.org
www.ala.org

 

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Event Virtual World Dickens Project opens 12/12

by Valerie Hill on Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 06:50 pm

Issued: November 7, 2015
PRESS RELEASE 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE     

MEDIA CONTACTS

Caledonia Skytower, Seanchai Library
thedede@comcast.net

THE DICKENS PROJECT Returns

to Benefit

Issued: November 7, 2015
PRESS RELEASE 
IMMEDIATE RELEASE     

MEDIA CONTACTS

Caledonia Skytower, Seanchai Library
thedede@comcast.net

THE DICKENS PROJECT Returns

to Benefit

The Community Virtual Library in Second Life

 

Bradley University, Second Life – A popular festival, first presented in 2012 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of  author Charles Dickens’ birth, is returning to Second Life this December in a limited form, to benefit The Community Virtual Library. The festival is presented free to all Second Life Residents, and donations will be accepted for the Community Virtual Library: a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, connecting residents with information resources, reference services, and serving as a networking tool for information resource professionals.

 The nine day festival will open on December 12th centering on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, presenting the novella in a variety of adaptations, in sections and in its entirety. The work is presented at different times to make the live readings accessible to residents from different parts of the globe. Other works from within the author’s vast canon are featured, and interactive information on the times and work of Charles Dickens can be explored.

 Seanchai Library will produce the 2015 edition of The Dickens Project, presenting nearly fifteen hours of live readings between December 12 and 20th, and holding a dance and music event “Fezziwig’s Ball” on Saturday, December 19th.  The final event, a marathon “All Read” presentation of A Christmas Carol performed by a relay team of Seanchai staff, is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, December 20th.  The final event schedule for The Dickens Project will be released in early December.

 In 1843 Charles Dickens prefaced his about-to-be classic tale with these words: “I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.”  He began the novella in October, completed it in less than six weeks. It went on to become the most successful book of the 1843 holiday season, selling six thousand copies by Christmas and continuing to be popular into the new year.

 Dickens set out to weave a story of humanity, kindness, and benevolence which he had failed to succeed with in the under-selling Martin Chuzzlewitt. He would do so “without browbeating or scolding, or mounting a soap box.”  His book centers itself upon Christmas but, aside from the title and the timing of the tale, it is not a religious tract.  The story centers on the transformation of a single soul from miserly seclusion, to generous compassion.  Dickens did something entirely unheard of for an author of his stature in his time: he self published the book.  He hired and supervised the illustration, oversaw the book design and consulted on the advertising.  His publishers Chapman and Hall, who had demurred on the project, served only as his printers and received a fixed fee from every book sold.

 The 2015 edition of The Dickens Project will take place in the Community Virtual Library’s exhibit space in it s home on the Bradley University Sim.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/31/171/24

 It will also be accessible from Seanchai Library’s parcel immediately to the east.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/100/209/28

 Seanchai Library (Shanna-key, which means "Storyteller" in Irish.) was founded in March of 2008 in Second Life. Thousands of stories, and hundreds of authors later, the program remains dedicated to promoting the power of stories to transform and inspire through live voice presentations: "We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."

 
ART attached:

 -          2015 Dickens Poster (png)

-          The Dickens Project 2012 courtesy of StoryFest Events (png)

-          The Dickens Project 2013 taken by Bear Silvershade and used with his permission (jpg)

 

The first Dickens Project in 2012 was captured in a work sample video, which can be seen on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTsNZU55Ypc

 

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