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Discussion Research Travel Award - Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 10:30 am

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is offering a research travel award to educators, graduate students, and independent researchers who would benefit from access to the rich and unique historical and cultural holdings in the Archives Research Center.

The Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is offering a research travel award to educators, graduate students, and independent researchers who would benefit from access to the rich and unique historical and cultural holdings in the Archives Research Center. Available for research are rare books and over 105 collections of manuscripts, photographs, and archival records documenting the African American and African diaspora experience in a  broad range of subjects including civil rights, race relations, education, literature, visual and performing arts, religion, politics, and social work. Visit www.auctr.edu/archives to learn more about the Archives Research Center and browse the collections available for research.

The award will be made based on estimated travel expenses not to exceed $1,500. The application deadline is January 23, 2015, and the awardee research period is for April 1 through November 21, 2015. Contact travelaward@auctr.edu or 404.978.2052 for questions.

The application can be accessed here: http://www.auctr.edu/files/documents/2015-Research-Travel-Award-Application.pdf

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Discussion New Voices in the Profession session at the 2015 ARLIS-NA conference

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 11:15 am

Proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2015 ARLIS-NA conference in Fort Worth, Texas (March 19-23) are now being accepted!

Proposals for the New Voices in the Profession session at the 2015 ARLIS-NA conference in Fort Worth, Texas (March 19-23) are now being accepted!

New Voices in the Profession showcases exceptional academic work by students and new professionals (under 5 years post MLS). Paper topics should relate strongly to Art and/or Visual Resources Librarianship, but also digital library projects, archives, library instruction, reference and the changing nature of libraries, among other topics. Paper topics that relate to the conference theme “New Frontiers on the Old Frontier” will be given special consideration.

To see papers presented in past sessions, please view Conference Proceedings from previous years on the ARLIS website (http://www.arlisna.org/news/conferences). Papers will be selected by representatives from ArLiSNAP, the ARLIS/NA Professional Development Committee and the Fort Worth Conference Program co-chairs. 

If interested, please submit the following to Maggie Portis at mportis@pratt.edu by January 30, 2015:

  • Presentation title
  • Presentation abstract (250 words)
  • Your name, institutional affiliation, and email address
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Discussion EMIERT Distinguished Librarian Award - nominate someone by January 9

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 10:59 am

Do you have a colleague or coworker who has made significant contributions in library services that are national or international in scope and that include improving, spreading, and promoting multicultural services in libraries? Do they work with children, teens or adults in a school, public or academic library? If you know someone who deserves recognition for their dedication and life’s work, please consider nominating her/him for EMIERT’s Distinguished Librarian Award. Nominees are not required to be EMIERT members.

Do you have a colleague or coworker who has made significant contributions in library services that are national or international in scope and that include improving, spreading, and promoting multicultural services in libraries? Do they work with children, teens or adults in a school, public or academic library? If you know someone who deserves recognition for their dedication and life’s work, please consider nominating her/him for EMIERT’s Distinguished Librarian Award. Nominees are not required to be EMIERT members. The award winner will be announced at ALA Midwinter in Chicago with the award presentation at ALA Annual in San Francisco. Nominees must have a Master’s of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution.  For more information, see http://www.ala.org/emiert/emiertawards/emiertawards

The Nomination form can be found at:  http://www.ala.org/emiert/sites/ala.org.emiert/files/content/emiertawards/galeaward/EMIERTDistinguishedLibrarianAward_NomineeForm.pdf 

Completed nominations should be sent to walkerh@ecu.edu by January 9, 2015.

EMIERT Awards Committee Chair:
Hazel Walker
East Carolina University
Teaching Resource Center
Joyner Library
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
T. 252.328.4994
walkerh@ecu.edu 

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Discussion Manual for the Future of Librarianship

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 10:07 am

The Long Now Foundation’s Manual for Civilization seems like a project librarians can get interested in. The project seeks to crowdsource a collection of 3,500 books deemed important for sustaining or rebuilding civilization - everything from the cultural canon to technical works to science fiction to history to guides to long-term thinking. 

The Long Now Foundation’s Manual for Civilization seems like a project librarians can get interested in. The project seeks to crowdsource a collection of 3,500 books deemed important for sustaining or rebuilding civilization - everything from the cultural canon to technical works to science fiction to history to guides to long-term thinking. 

The Foundation has collected nearly 1,000 titles through submissions from over 6,000 members and experts, including Brian Eno, Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly, Maria Popova and Neal Stephenson. You can learn more about some of the selections by checking out the Long Now Foundation’s blog. The Manual for Civilization will be housed at The Interval, the Long Now Foundation’s bar, café, and event space in San Francisco focused on long-term thinking.

We’re crediting the Manual for Civilization as inspiration for an experiment from the Center for the Future of Libraries. Can we crowdsource a Manual for the Future of Librarianship?

Beyond what we learned/are learning in library school – a shared base of knowledge for librarianship – what are the other books, articles, reports, essays, videos, recordings, etc., that will help inform the future of our profession? Think of things you have read, seen or heard that inform your practice and that you think others would benefit from. Think inside and outside the library literature. Think bestsellers, obscure finds, and things that hurt your brain. These don’t have to be exclusively futuristic – we’ll also need timeless advice from all disciplines and perspectives.

We have set up a submission form to gather suggestions. We will publish submissions to the site for others to review and consider. Once we have a significant pool of suggestions, we may move to a voting process to help identify some of the best and most essential contributions to this Manual for the Future of Librarianship.  Submit your ideas at: http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/future/manual-future-librarianship 

This is an experiment, so we are open to feedback, suggestions, and additional thoughts!

Miguel A. Figueroa
Center for the Future of Libraries
312-280-5851
800-545-2433 ext. 5851

mfigueroa@ala.org

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Discussion Survey On Diversity Positions and Scholarships

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 11:16 am

Current PhD student at the University of South Carolina, Jason Alston, is involved in an ongoing project addressing successful implementation of diversity librarian positions and diversity scholarship programs. He requested that I distribute this information and the link to the survey. Below is his call for participants:   

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Current PhD student at the University of South Carolina, Jason Alston, is involved in an ongoing project addressing successful implementation of diversity librarian positions and diversity scholarship programs. He requested that I distribute this information and the link to the survey. Below is his call for participants:   

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Below is the link to a fully anonymous survey that I am conducting for the next phase of my research/project. Please complete the survey if you either received a diversity-related scholarship AND/OR worked in any professional position that spawned from a diversity initiative. Questions are open-response and estimated completion time is 30 minutes, but the richer and fuller the data you provide is, the more successful my project will be and my goal is to develop a resource that will help institutions implement these programs more successfully. 

Again, the survey is FULLY ANONYMOUS; please do not provide any information that can be used to identify yourself or the institution(s) involved. If there are any questions or concerns, please email me at jasonalston@gmail.com. The link is here:

https://uncg.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5tAMJEihEc5NY6p

Thank you,

 

Jason

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http://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonkalston/ 

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Discussion Research on leadership development for LIS professionals from diverse backgrounds

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Dec 8, 2014 at 10:38 am

Colleagues,

Please help us gather important information to ensure the success of existing and future leadership development training programs (LDTs) for diverse groups!

Colleagues,

Please help us gather important information to ensure the success of existing and future leadership development training programs (LDTs) for diverse groups!

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is engaging in important research exploring the effects of formal LDT experiences on the retention and advancement of academic and research librarians from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups (URGs). This inquiry will explore and compare the experience of library and information science (LIS) professionals in LDTs that are designed and delivered specifically for those constituencies against others without that demographic focus. We will be conducting several in-person focus groups, facilitated by an expert external consultant, where we will be collecting qualitative data about those experiences and to determine the strengths and weaknesses of delivering LDTs in cohorts of URGs. In addition, we would like to collect feedback concerning program elements that are perceived as having an enduring effect on behaviors, engagement, and career trajectories.

Currently, we are recruiting participants for focus group sessions to be held during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, January 30 through February 2, 2015. (You need not be registered for or attending ALA Midwinter to participate in the focus groups.) We are searching for people who have participated in at least one LDT program for URGs and another without that focus. If you fit this criterion and are willing to dedicate 90-120 minutes for these important discussions, please complete the brief questionnaire (link below) to indicate your availability. The questionnaire will collect basic demographic and professional information, as well as data about the LDT experiences in which you have participated.

Even if you are not attending the ALA Midwinter meeting, we hope to convene other focus groups either in geographic areas where we have a sufficient population of eligible candidates, or in conjunction with other professional meetings. Your response to the questionnaire would be very helpful in determining these subsequent sessions.

https://arl.formstack.com/forms/untitled_form_12

All selected focus group participants will receive a $15 Amazon gift card as a token of appreciation. Light refreshments will be served

In order to be considered for the January focus groups, please complete the brief questionnaire by next Friday, December 12, 2014.  

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Participation and Confidentiality

Participation in the focus group is voluntary. Data collected and analyzed will result in written reports to be shared with the ARL Committee on Diversity and Leadership, the ARL Board, and disseminated in other venues as appropriate. All data collected will be completely confidential and comments will be shared in written reports with no attribution. No identifying information (demographic, professional, or otherwise) will be shared that would link directly to the focus group participant.

Please distribute this announcement as appropriate! 

All best to everyone. 

Mark

Mark A. Puente
Director of Diversity and Leadership Programs
Association of Research Libraries
21 Dupont Circle, NW

Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
(202)296-2296

mpuente@arl.org
http://www.arl.org/diversity/
http://www.arl.org/leadership/

 

 

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Discussion Calling All Current & Former Residents & Residency Programs

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 10:41 am

Hello! The ACRL Residency Interest Group's Web Team is updating the information on our website, and helping to make the website (http://acrl.ala.org/residency/) more robust and useful, particularly for prospective residents.

Hello! The ACRL Residency Interest Group's Web Team is updating the information on our website, and helping to make the website (http://acrl.ala.org/residency/) more robust and useful, particularly for prospective residents.

If you are a former or current librarian-in-residence, or if you are the representative of a residency program, please take a few moments to respond to this form. This form will ask for more information than we currently have on the website, so please fill it out even if you or your program is already listed on the website.

Resident & Program Update Form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13YjnZMZ2t358RX9-uoaC0z7BpbraQlNmuQxty-J...

 

Please forward this to any residents or program coordinators that you might know! Thank you for helping our efforts to have an accurate and helpful website.

 

Sincerely,
Mary Abler

Web Co-Editor

ACRL-RIG

 

Mary Abler, MLIS

Innovation Leadership Resident

The Unexpected Library Project

(213) 228-7133

Website   & Facebook   & Twitter

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Discussion An Invitation from ALA President Courtney Young

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 09:37 am

Dear Diversity Scholars Community, 

I am writing to invite you to help shape the future.

As part of the Association’s strategic planning process, we would like to invite you and other ALA members to share your best thinking about what you would like to see happen/accomplished in three priority areas that have been identified as strategic initiatives for the Association over the next 3-5 years. These initiatives are:

Dear Diversity Scholars Community, 

I am writing to invite you to help shape the future.

As part of the Association’s strategic planning process, we would like to invite you and other ALA members to share your best thinking about what you would like to see happen/accomplished in three priority areas that have been identified as strategic initiatives for the Association over the next 3-5 years. These initiatives are:

  • Advocacy
  • Information Policy
  • Professional and Leadership Development.

Over the course of this fall and winter, member groups and individual members will all be invited to discuss three questions that will help shape the vision, goals, objectives, strategies and tactics for each of the three initiative areas over the course of the coming months. For each initiative, the questions are:

  • What would success look like?
  • How do you think we might get there?
  • How might you/your community (division, round table, committee, chapter, affiliate) help us get there?

Three virtual town hall meetings will also be held this fall where members can share their thinking on these questions:

• Advocacy – November 19th, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CST. Register via this link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e3jnrhpohj3/event/registration.html

• Information Policy – November 20th, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CST. Register via this link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e2kx6wuc09p/event/registration.html

• Professional and Leadership Development – December 11th, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CST. Register via this link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e7o6lfj0f30/event/registration.html

Please note that pre-registration is necessary.

As we shape our future direction, we need your best thinking and invite you to actively participate in the forums and strategic planning process. To see the forum discussion guide and feedback forms, find out more about the planning process, the strategic initiatives, or share your individual thoughts on how best to achieve them, just visit http://www.ala.org/aboutala/strategic-planning and join the Community at http://connect.ala.org/strategicplanning .

Looking forward to a stronger Association and a stronger future for libraries,

Courtney L. Young

ALA President                                                                                                                                             

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Discussion Art Libraries Society of North America 2015 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award - apply by Dec. 15.

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

2015 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for the 2015 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award. The award grants $3000.00 to the selected recipient to support a 150 hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2014.

2015 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for the 2015 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award. The award grants $3000.00 to the selected recipient to support a 150 hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2014.

Who May Apply
This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.

For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/68-internship-award

ARLIS/NA Internship Award Sub-Committee

Amy Ballmer (chair)
Bailey Diers
Jennifer Garland
Gina Solares
Traci Timmons

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Amy Ballmer

Assoc. Prof. | Asst. Head of Research & Instructional Services

 Gladys Marcus Library | Goodman Resource Center

Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, Room E412

New York, New York  10001

www.fitnyc.edu/library

amy_ballmer@fitnyc.edu

 

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Discussion Student Diversity Award to attend the Art Libraries Society of North America Conference - apply by Nov. 30!

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 10:50 am

Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance

This award was established by Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) to provide funding for a student to attend the ARLIS/NA Conference in Fort Worth Texas, March 19-23: http://arlisna.org/fortworth2015/

A mentor from the ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee, who will facilitate the recipient's attendance at the Conference, will be assigned to the recipient of the award prior to the Conference.

Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance

This award was established by Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) to provide funding for a student to attend the ARLIS/NA Conference in Fort Worth Texas, March 19-23: http://arlisna.org/fortworth2015/

A mentor from the ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee, who will facilitate the recipient's attendance at the Conference, will be assigned to the recipient of the award prior to the Conference.

The recipient will write a brief post-conference report evaluating her/his conference experience for the ARLIS/NA Update Diversity column.

Award Info: $1000
Award may be used for expenses related to attendance at the conference: ARLIS/NA student membership, conference registration, travel, lodging, etc.

Eligibility Requirements:
To be considered for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a graduate student in Library Studies or Information Studies or recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation)
  • Be a U.S. resident and a member of a racial/ethnic group as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau: African American/Black; Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaska Native
    or
    Be a Canadian resident and of aboriginal identity, as defined in the Canadian Employment Equity Act ("aboriginal peoples" means persons who are Indians, Inuit, or Métis)
    or
    Be a Canadian resident and a member of a visible minority, as defined by the Canadian Employment Equity Act (members of "visible minorities" means persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour)
  • Be interested in career in art librarianship/visual resources

Application Procedures & Deadline: apply online at 
http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/172-student-diversity-award-f...
Application deadline: November 30, 2014 (11:59pm EST) 

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This Community brings together past and present recipients of ALA's Spectrum Scholarship and other library diversity recruitment initiatives to support the active involvement of new professionals in ALA and their communities, to build connections between Scholars across the country for their mutual support and advancement, and to facilitate ongoing professional development and leadership opportunities supporting retention in the field. All are welcome to join!

Established in 1997, the Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future.

 

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