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Discussion Greetings from LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends: Notes from the #ALACC16 Conversation

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 01:01 pm

For those of you who went or never left (#leftbehind), here is an overview of our conversation at ALA Orlando:

Short link: http://ow.ly/1DBZ301XmiV

Moving from department head led groups to equal matrix/peer evaluation

For those of you who went or never left (#leftbehind), here is an overview of our conversation at ALA Orlando:

Short link: http://ow.ly/1DBZ301XmiV

Moving from department head led groups to equal matrix/peer evaluation

  • Consider Personalities that need structure to succeed
  • Need to lead to gather team and create atmosphere
  • How to evaluate people outside of special interest groups (e.g. reference, instruction, special collections)
    • 2-3 people evaluate peer (committee work)
    • Have to get team buy in and include them in every step of the process
    • Create an individual planning document and supply that to team
    • What are your plans?
    • What was achieved in your position?
    • Link critique back to strategic plan
    • Idea of rotating leadership every 2-4 years 
    • Wait for leader to emerge from current staff and assess over time

Media Center & Developing Presentations

    • Moving media center away from librarian. Why?
    • Who will be staffing?
    • Librarians control and advise content, someone else can help with tech
    • Using faculty to meet digital initiatives and creating connections across departments

International Students and Connecting To Campus Life and Work Culture

    • What are their needs?
    • ESL skills: read newspapers, novels, etc.
    • Breaking up group mentality?
    • Be wary singling out individuals
    • How?
    • Buddy system or mentorship with veteran or upperclassmen
    • Using international librarians and departments to connect culture

Residencies and Diversity in Libraries

    • How to start a residency in libraries 
    • Check out residency interest group at ALA, Ohio, Delaware, Spectrum Scholars group
    • Use correct language to attract professional students
      • Is this a residency? An internship?
    • What departments should be involved?
    • How long should the residency be?
    • Ask residents what they want to do
    • Library staff buy in
      • Commitment to advancing librarianship
      • Flexibility across departments
      • Long term project work 

Changes in Staffing

    • Deans must make contact with staff (top down)
    • How to spread and incorporate job duties when vacancies occur
    • Review job duties and decide what can be changed
    • Update descriptions and offer metrics to support decreased duties
    • Do we still need office hours?
    • Do we still need workshops for this?
    • Look at applicant pool and assess who can act as a liaison and assign duties accordingly

Job Assessment and Self-Awareness

    • Job and task analysis of library staff
    • How to have staff on board
      • Keep groups small (no deans)
      • Let them know this assessment is to improve services
      • Let staff do it themselves
    • Must do it well and often
    • Use app to log time spent on specific tasks (Name?)
    • Using coordinators to keep instruction and tasks on similar paths of work and processes

If you would like to join the discussion group or perhaps co-chair, let me know! Here’s our group information: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

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Discussion Last Reminder Before ALA Annual 2016: Emerging Trends Discussion Group!

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 11:10 am

We are just a few days away from ALA Annual!

My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

We are just a few days away from ALA Annual!

My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Just to kick us off, Feel free to check out our past announcements and business at the ALA website: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

Add us to your schedule:

Emerging Trends Discussion Group (LLAMA-HRS) at ALA Annual 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Orange County Conference Center, Room W207B 

Before the big day:

  • Add your burning questions and topics to our shared google doc: http://ow.ly/VvmUt
  • Follow #hrstrends on Twitter to follow the chat! 

See you soon,

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

 

 

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Discussion Greetings from Illinois: Get Ready for LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Group!

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 09:31 am

Welcome to ALA Annual 2016!

My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. Let's get ready for ALA Annual 2016!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Welcome to ALA Annual 2016!

My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. Let's get ready for ALA Annual 2016!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Just to kick us off, Feel free to check out our past announcements and business at the ALA website: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

We also have a location for the conference!

Emerging Trends Discussion Group (LLAMA-HRS) at ALA Annual 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Orange County Conference Center, Room W207B
 
Before the big day:

  • Add your burning questions and topics to our shared google doc: http://ow.ly/VvmUt
  • Follow #hrstrends on Twitter to follow the chat!

Hope to see you in June!

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

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Discussion ALA Annual 2016: Greetings from the HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group!

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Welcome to ALA Annual 2016!

My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. Let's get ready for ALA Annual 2016!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Welcome to ALA Annual 2016!

My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. Let's get ready for ALA Annual 2016!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Just to kick us off, Feel free to check out our past announcements and business at the ALA website: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

We also have a location for the conference!

Emerging Trends Discussion Group (LLAMA-HRS) at ALA Annual 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Orange County Conference Center, Room W207B
 
Before the big day:

  • Add your burning questions and topics to our shared google doc: http://ow.ly/VvmUt
  • Follow #hrstrends on Twitter to follow the chat!

Hope to see you in June!

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

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Discussion ALA Annual 2016: Greetings from the HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group!

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 09:43 am

Greetings from Illinois! My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. Hope you all have had a productive 2016 so far. We are now looking ahead to ALA Annual 2016!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Greetings from Illinois! My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. Hope you all have had a productive 2016 so far. We are now looking ahead to ALA Annual 2016!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Just to kick us off, Feel free to check out our past announcements and business at the ALA website: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

We also have a location!

Emerging Trends Discussion Group (LLAMA-HRS) at ALA Annual 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Orange County Conference Center, Room W207B
 
Before the big day:

  • Add your burning questions and topics to our shared google doc: http://ow.ly/VvmUt
  • Follow #hrstrends on Twitter to follow the chat!

Hope to see you in June!

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

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Discussion Greetings from HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group: ALAMW16

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 09:29 pm

Greetings from Illinois! My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. Now that we have made it through most of the holiday season, it's time to look to ALAMW16!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Greetings from Illinois! My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. Now that we have made it through most of the holiday season, it's time to look to ALAMW16!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Just to kick us off, Feel free to check out our past announcements and business at the ALA website: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

We also have a location!

Emerging Trends Discussion Group (LLAMA-HRS) at ALAMW16

Saturday, January 09, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 157C
 
Before the big day:

  • Add your burning questions and topics to our shared google doc: http://ow.ly/VvmUt
  • Follow #hrstrends on Twitter to follow the chat!

Hope to see you in January!

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

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Discussion Greetings from the HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group!

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 02:53 pm

Greetings from Illinois! My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group (what a mouthful!). We are one month from the big day!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Greetings from Illinois! My name is Aisha and I am the Chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group (what a mouthful!). We are one month from the big day!

The Emerging Trends Discussion Group is a great opportunity for librarians, library administrators, new professionals, and students to gather together and discuss issues in hiring, training, and development in library environments. All you have to do is find the room and take a seat!

Just to kick us off, Feel free to check out our past announcements and business at the ALA website: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

We are still waiting on our official date and space at ALA MW16, but in the meantime:

  • Add your burning questions and topics to our shared google doc: http://ow.ly/VvmUt
  • Follow #hrstrends on Twitter to follow the chat!

Hope to see you in January!

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

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Discussion ALAMW16: Greetings and Welcome!

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 03:57 pm

Welcome to Emerging Trends Discussion Group (LLAMA HRS)!

I'm Aisha, discussion group chair, just saying hello as we move towards ALA Midwinter 2016! Midwinter will be in Boston, MA this year from January 8-12, 2016. 

If you are still planning your trip, check out the ALA site: http://2016.alamidwinter.org/register-now

We don't have a time for our meeting yet but it usually falls on the Saturday (January 9th) during the afternoon.

Welcome to Emerging Trends Discussion Group (LLAMA HRS)!

I'm Aisha, discussion group chair, just saying hello as we move towards ALA Midwinter 2016! Midwinter will be in Boston, MA this year from January 8-12, 2016. 

If you are still planning your trip, check out the ALA site: http://2016.alamidwinter.org/register-now

We don't have a time for our meeting yet but it usually falls on the Saturday (January 9th) during the afternoon.

Safe a space for us!

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten, MSLIS

 

 

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Discussion One Week Until ALA: LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group for 2015

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 11:44 am

 

Greetings from Illinois!

Just a reminder to bookmark our little group, LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group for 2015: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

Also, join us at ALA Annual: 

Event Details:

LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group

 

Greetings from Illinois!

Just a reminder to bookmark our little group, LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group for 2015: http://www.ala.org/llama/llamahrs-emerging-trends-discussion-group

Also, join us at ALA Annual: 

Event Details:

LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group

Saturday, June 27th at ALA Annual, 1pm in the Mason Room at Hilton San Francisco Union

http://alaac15.ala.org/node/29738

I like to start our conversation early and online. Feel free to post your topics here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t9irVF4hk4h1ApPH56PIsgha3KAcfVY8SKn4...

I will also send out notes after our meeting for those unable to attend and will live tweet with #llamahrstrends and at my account, Aisha_CG.

I look forward to meeting everyone at ALA Annual!

 

Sincerely,

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA-HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

Computer-Assisted Instruction Specialist

Instructional Technology and Design Office

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

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Discussion LLAMA HRS Discussion Group Meeting @ALA Annual 2015

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:25 am

Greetings from(a floody rainy) Illinois!

My name is Aisha and I return as your chair for the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group for 2015. 

ALA is fast approaching so a quick reminder to mark our little group on your calendar [feel free to flag us as a high priority ;)  ]

LLAMA-Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group 

Greetings from(a floody rainy) Illinois!

My name is Aisha and I return as your chair for the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group for 2015. 

ALA is fast approaching so a quick reminder to mark our little group on your calendar [feel free to flag us as a high priority ;)  ]

LLAMA-Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group 

Saturday, June 27th at ALA Annual, 1pm in the Mason Room at Hilton San Francisco Union

This discussion group aims to foster a robust conversation about trends you see and face as HRS professionals. I like to start our conversation early and online. Feel free to post your topics here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t9irVF4hk4h1ApPH56PIsgha3KAcfVY8SKn4...

I have started our little doc with some of my own challenges this year:

  • Handling sensitive data and worker protocol

  • Supporting workers with disabilities

  • Handling independent workers (How to avoid micromanaging)

I will send out notes after our meeting for those unable to attend and will live tweet with #llamahrstrends and at my account, Aisha_CG.

Feel free to reply to this post with questions or topics of concern. 

I look forward to meeting everyone at ALA!

 

Sincerely,

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA-HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

Computer-Assisted Instruction Specialist
Instructional Technology and Design Office
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
aconner3@illinois.edu | 217-300-0264

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