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Online Doc Learning and Inclusion Strategist, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 09:29 am

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University Libraries
Learning and Inclusion Strategist
http://www.lib.umn.edu

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
University Libraries
Learning and Inclusion Strategist
http://www.lib.umn.edu

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks an innovative, energetic and collaborative professional to develop the role of Learning and Inclusion Strategist.  This position will provide strategic direction for the University of Minnesota Libraries relating to teaching, learning, student success, and inclusion. This position represents a new opportunity within the University Libraries to grow an integrated program that embeds Libraries’ expertise into the campus curriculum, shapes services with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion, and assesses the impact of these programs on student learning. The Learning and Inclusion Strategist serves as the Chair of a new Libraries Teaching & Learning advisory group which draws together expertise from across the Libraries to develop a holistic plan and set of priorities that reflect a coordinated effort to partner with campus stakeholders on student learning. The position is also a standing member of the Libraries Diversity Leadership Committee.

Primary responsibilities:
·        Build and lead a Teaching and Learning Program centered on practices that are inclusive and effective for all students
·        Identify and foster opportunities to partner on learning, inside and outside of the classroom
·        Improve or develop services with inclusion in mind, serving to reduce barriers to learning and to create a sense of belonging among all library clientele
·       Position the University Libraries for innovation in learning

Required qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science OR equivalent combination of advanced degree (e.g., M.A, M.Ed., or Ph.D. in such fields as Educational Technology, Curriculum & Instruction, Culture & Teaching) and relevant experience; and, Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion.

Context:  With collections of over 8 million volumes, the University of Minnesota Libraries is recognized for rich historical and special collections, innovative technologies, and model programs in support of research and learning. The Libraries were recognized in 2012 with the Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity, given by the campus Office for Equity and Diversity.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, is a Big Ten campus in the heart of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. It is both the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and a major research institution, with scholars of national and international reputation. The Twin Cities is a dynamic and diverse metropolitan area with cultural, sport, and outdoor activities for all seasons (http://wishyouwerehere.umn.edu/).

This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level.

For full description and qualifications, and to apply, go tohttp://z.umn.edu/ulib366

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

 

This was part of my job at the University of Minnesota. If you have any questions about it, please let me know.

Jody Gray, MLIS
Director
Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services
American Library Association
50 E Huron St. 
Chicago, IL 60611
1-800-545-2433 ext. 5295
jgray@ala.org  

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Online Doc Continuing Education Assistant, ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services - PT paid internship, Chicago (apply by Aug 31)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 09:01 am

Position: Continuing Education Assistant, Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services
Application Deadline: August 31, 2016
Position: Part-time, Paid
Description

Position: Continuing Education Assistant, Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services
Application Deadline: August 31, 2016
Position: Part-time, Paid
Description
The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, our mission is to share our vision of the importance of libraries, literacy and free access to information. ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers throughout the library profession. Our main office is located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, right off of Michigan Ave, with satellite offices in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

The Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) supports library and information science workers in creating safe, responsible, and all-inclusive spaces that serve and represent the entire community. Using a social justice framework, we work with experts and facilitate or develop continuing education opportunities that address equity, diversity, and access.
Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director of ODLOS, this position provides administrative support for ODLOS including set-up and management of webinars and web based courses. Assist in conference preparation, coordination of speakers and program planners. Create and update content on Web site.

Will also provide support on other special projects as needed.
Requirements
Minimum one to two years experience in an office environment.

College graduate or current student with some post-secondary education/training preferred.

Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

Self-starter, efficient, productive, ability to work independently and learn new software. Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Experience with distance learning software (such as Moodle, GoToWebinar, Adobe Connect Pro), and social media preferred.

Open to Multiple Areas of Study: Library and Information Science, Advertising, Architecture, Arts Management, Communications, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Design, Education, Environmental Studies, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science, and more.

Up to 20 hours per week, Monday - Friday. The final work schedule can be negotiated upon hire.

Apply for this position here:

http://www.internships.com/non-profit/continuing-education-assistant-off...

American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL
Posted: July 22 2016

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Online Doc Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2 (half-time), Washington State University Libraries (apply by July 31)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 09:45 am

The WSU Libraries are now recruiting for a Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2 in the Access Services Unit on the Pullman campus. It is a half-time,12-month, civil service position and is now open for applications. A resume and cover letter are required, in addition to the online application, and the posting closes on July 31, 2016.

Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2; Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA

The WSU Libraries are now recruiting for a Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2 in the Access Services Unit on the Pullman campus. It is a half-time,12-month, civil service position and is now open for applications. A resume and cover letter are required, in addition to the online application, and the posting closes on July 31, 2016.

Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2; Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA

The primary responsibility of this position is to respond to and assist patrons, lead/train temporary employees, assist in processing damaged items for shipment to mending unit, marking, etc., monitor patron lockers, and perform ILL functions. The hours for this position are Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm, Monday 8:00am-noon, and Friday and Saturday 4:00pm-8:00pm. Schedule will vary during academic breaks.

Required Qualifications:
High school graduation or equivalent and three years’ experience in the functional operations of a library including one year beyond the entry level, or an associate degree in library technology from an accredited program and one year of technical experience in the functional operations of a library. Must be able to work regularly scheduled hours: Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, Monday, 8 am to noon, and Friday and Saturday, 4pm to 8pm.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

To apply, visit: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/26311

Bonny Boyan
Human Resource Coordinator
Washington State University Libraries
221 Holland Library
Library Administrative Office
PO Box 645610, Pullman, WA 99164-5610
boyan@wsu.edu
509-335-1535

 

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Online Doc Continuing Resources Librarian, UF George A. Smathers Libraries (apply by July 14)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 04:13 pm

The Continuing Resources Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Cataloging and Discovery Services (CatDS) department, responsible for cataloging and metadata maintenance of serials and other continuing resources.

The Continuing Resources Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Cataloging and Discovery Services (CatDS) department, responsible for cataloging and metadata maintenance of serials and other continuing resources. Essential responsibilities include serving as principal serials cataloger and CONSER coordinator for the Libraries; training and overseeing the work of others in continuing resources cataloging; serving as an advisory resource for continuing resources cataloging in the statewide consortium, including the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE); taking a collaborative role in performing metadata maintenance of continuing resources and resolving complex serials related problems; and working to ensure effective and accurate access to continuing and electronic resources in the Smathers Libraries’ catalog, digital library, and discovery layer environments.

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Continuing Resources Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Continuing Resources Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Continuing Resources Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until August 4 2016, review of applications will begin on July 14, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

 

Thank you and kind regards – Tina

 

Tina Marie Litchfield

Library Human Resources

UF George A. Smathers Libraries

Human Resource Services

(352) 273-2595

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Online Doc Spectrum Alumni Events during ALA Annual 2012

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 09:50 am

Spectrum Alumni are invited to participate in the following ALA Conference Programs and Spectrum Leadership Institute sessions of interest during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Spectrum Alumni are invited to participate in the following ALA Conference Programs and Spectrum Leadership Institute sessions of interest during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Help us with Fundraising & Donor Recognition!

Spectrum Celebration during Opening of Exhibits - Friday 6/22 5:30-7:30pm, Convention Center Exhibits Floor
ALA has reached our goal of raising $1 million for the Spectrum Scholarship Program. To celebrate the success of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative, we invite you to join us for cake in the ALA Membership Pavilion (Booth #1939) during the Exhibits Grand Opening Reception (Friday June 22, 5:30-7:30pm) at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, California.  All Spectrum Scholars are strongly encouraged to join us to help thank the many individual donors and organizations that helped us reach our goal!
Add it in the scheduler: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1698

Luncheon with Spectrum Presidential Initiative Donors - Sunday 6/24 11:30-1pm, Hyatt Regency Garden 4
Spectrum alumni are invited to meet the 2011-2012 Spectrum Scholars and to join us in recognizing major donors to the Spectrum Presidential Fundraising Initiative at this special luncheon.  Brief remarks will be provided at 12:30pm from Dr. Betty Turock, Chair of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative, and Karen Perry of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. To attend you must RSVP by contacting Marc Huber at the ALA Development Office at mhuber@ala.org, or 312-280-5050. Please RSVP by Friday, June 15th.
Add it in the scheduler: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1428

ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash- Saturday 8-10pm, Anaheim Convention Center Arena
Get your ticket and support future Spectrum Scholarships.  The Rock Bottom Remainders band has announced that the concert at ALA Annual Conference, part of their “Past Our Bedtime” tour, will be their last ever. This news was released with the sad news that their founder Kathi Kamen Goldmark (who was to have performed with them at ALA) passed away in late May. It is a special honor for ALA to host this landmark event.  Look for the Scholarship Bash booth near registration to purchase tickets onsite. 
Add it in the scheduler: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1359

Special Spectrum Leadership Institute Sessions- Alumni invited!

Technology Transforms Communities I - Friday 6/22 9-11am, Hyatt Regency Garden 3
This Spectrum Institute session, part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Technology Transforms Communities project, features Richard Chabran, Adjunct Professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona, Policy Advisor, California Broadband Policy Network, Member of the American Library Association Digital Content and Libraries Working Group & Matthew Rantanen, Director of Technology, Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association, Tribal Digital Village, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Native Public Media; Native Nations Broadband Taskforce Member at the Federal Communications Commission; and Vice President of Technology at the Southern California Tribal Technologies, LLC.
Add it in the scheduler: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1424

Beyond Paying Dues: Investing in Yourself as You Invest in Your Career - Saturday 6/23 8-10am, Anaheim Marriott Elite Ballrooms
Join alumni of ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program as they discuss how committee service and participation in member groups has opened up new leadership pathways, built their professional network, and enriched their personal lives. With tips from these panelists (Alicia Yao, Librarian, Barnhart School; Hannah Lee, Affiliate Assistant Librarian, University of Delaware; Hector Escobar, Director of Education & Information Delivery, University of Dayton; & Sonia Alcantara-Antoine, Manager, Information Services Department, Enoch Pratt Free Library) you can shoot for more than just getting involved in your professional organizations, to really getting something out of your experiences. Sponsored by the Spectrum Scholar Interest Group.
Add it in the scheduler:http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1197

Technology Transforms Communities II - Sunday 6/24 9-11am, Hyatt Regency Garden 3
This Spectrum Institute session, part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Technology Transforms Communities project, features Davis Park, Director, Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing & Allen S. Hammond IV, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Phil and Bobbie Sanfilippo Chair and Professor of Law, and Director of the Broadband Institute of California, Santa Clara Law.
http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/2167

Technology Transforms Communities III - Monday 6/25 8-10am, Hyatt Regency Garden 3
This Spectrum Institute session, part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Technology Transforms Communities project, features Kathryn Zickuhr, research specialist at the Pew Internet Project, focusing on technology and the role of libraries in the digital age.
Add it in the scheduler: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/2169

Technology Transforms Communities IV - Monday 6/25 10:30am-12pm, Hyatt Regency Garden 3
This facilitated discussion seeks to bring together the previous Technology Transforms Communities sessions and to provide attendees with an opportunity to share their thoughts and to envision their future role as librarians using technology to improve the lives of our communities.  Moderated by Stephen X. Flynn: 2009 Spectrum Scholar, Gates Millennium Scholar and Emerging Technologies Librarian at the College of Wooster and Curriculum Coordinator for the Technology Transforms Communities project.
Add it in the scheduler: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/2170

Volunteers Needed!

Many Voices One Nation - Friday 6/22 7:30-9:30pm, Anaheim Convention Center Room Room 304 AB
Join us for this annual literary event and volunteer to help us hand out program books. If you'd like to volunteer at Many Voices, please show up 20 minutes early and help John Admundsen hand out program books at the door.  Just show up early and look for John’s smiling face (http://www.ala.org/offices/sites/ala.org.offices/files/content/olos/amundsenheadshot.jpg) if you are able to assist!  Gerald Chertavian, Tewodros Fekadu and Javier O. Huerta will join Many Voices, One Nation: Anaheim, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Friday June 22 in the Anaheim Convention Center Room Room 304 AB, during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.  Admission to Many Voices, One Nation is free and open to all Annual Conference attendees.
Add it in the scheduler: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1255

Diversity & Outreach Fair -  Saturday 6/23 3-5pm, Special Events area Hall A in the Exhibits
Come visit the Spectrum booth during the Annual Diversity Fair and see how your fellow Scholars have been transforming communities with their techonology initatives.  Special thanks to Brenda Linares for designing this year's booth.  Check to see if volunteers are needed to staff the Spectrum Booth by using our online sign-up format http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054AADA92EA64-spectrum.
Add it to the scheduler: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1213


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Online Doc Spectrum Institute - 2012 Institute Materials

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 09:13 am

The following information is for the 2011-2012 Spectrum Scholars attending their Spectrum Leadership Institute in 2012.  Spectrum alumni please see events open to alumni at http://connect.ala.org/node/180137.

The 2012 Spectrum Leadership Institute is being held June 21-25 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County (http://orangecounty.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-orangecounty/index.jsp?null) in Anaheim, CA. 

The following information is for the 2011-2012 Spectrum Scholars attending their Spectrum Leadership Institute in 2012.  Spectrum alumni please see events open to alumni at http://connect.ala.org/node/180137.

The 2012 Spectrum Leadership Institute is being held June 21-25 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County (http://orangecounty.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-orangecounty/index.jsp?null) in Anaheim, CA. 

  • Programs listed on the Day by Day Schedule (see attached program) are REQUIRED unless otherwise noted. You have free time on Saturday and Sunday to attend ALA Annual Conference sessions of your own choosing.  Your Spectrum program book (attached) includes a list of ALA Conference Programs that might be of interest.  Don't print this schedule, you'll receive one at our first session on Thursday. 
  • I encourage you to use the online Conference Scheduler to manage your conference schedule (http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/).  Links to all of the individual Spectrum Institute Sessions are included below for your convenience in adding them to your schedule. 
  • Beginning on Friday morning and continuing through the conference over the weekend, there will be free shuttles between hotel sites for the ALA conference and the convention center.
  • Wear your badge at all times. You will receive your ALA Conference badge at the opening of the Spectrum Institute, please use it as your name tag during the Institute and you are required to wear a badge when attending ALA conference programs and the Exhibits. If you have on your own purchased any tickets for special events they should be with your badge, or you may purchase tickets for special events from the Registration area in the Convention Center.
  • Please wear the Spectrum ribbon/promo materials you receive at the Institute throughout your ALA Annual Conference. Thank you for helping to promote the Spectrum Scholarship Program!
  • Cognotes is the official conference news publication and is readily available throughout the convention center. Check it out!
  • Don't be afraid to ask strangers questions. And don't forget that some of your fellowScholars have conference experience, it's ok to ask questions and to volunteer information.
  • Don't be too shy about looking at people's badges or having people read yours. People just want to get to know one another, that's what conference is very much about.

Spectrum Institute Required Events ALA Conference Scheduler links - note they say closed because they are geared for current Spectrum Scholars and invited guests/alumni only.

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Online Doc Spectrum Institute - What to Wear

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 08:43 am

Attire for the Spectrum Institute

Attire for the Spectrum Institute

Dress for the Institute is comfortable business casual attire - we have long days and the meeting rooms can be chilly so I encourage layers. You are really welcome to wear what you feel most comfortable in, just note what you're going to feel most comfortable in amidst a room of future employers and colleagues. Be sure to pack at least two professional outfits - one for your opening session on Thursday, one for Sunday's Spectrum donor luncheon and the Association Options Fair.  The opening session is more festive less business, but dress in a manner that you'll feel confident mingling with leaders in the profession. Bring comfortable dress shoes and an extra pair to slip into should you develop blisters.

Note that your airline may have new baggage restrictions and fees for checked luggage. I encourage you to pack conservatively to avoid any concerns at the airport. For those of you with extended stays, there is laundry service in the hotel if you wish to use it and there may very well be a laundromat somewhere nearby. Please feel free to add conference packing tips in the comments should you have any. Consider packing pieces that can be re-worn and mixed and matched with items that take up less space to conserve suitcase space. Lightweight options that don't wrinkle are also helpful, but our hotel will have an ironing board/iron in the room as well as hairdryers.

Attire for Annual Conference

In general same advice as for the Institute sessions: layers, comfortable shoes and bringing a back-up pair of shoes that won't hit your sore spots in the same place. Conference just allows you to be slightly more anonymous and you won't be pushed as aggresively into networking situations.  We have a real array of why attendees might be at conference and how they dress often reflects their reasons for being there. Exhibitors are often the most professionally or corporate dressed; ALA members serving in leadership roles or on committees might opt for more professional business casual as they will be interacting with colleagues and other leaders often; general attendees visiting programs and the exhibits primarily may choose to be more casual. Special events like literary awards banquets may require dressier attire.

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Online Doc Spectrum Institute - Things to Pack

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 08:42 am
  • A print-out of your hotel confirmation and a print-out of any electronic ticketing for your air-fare. Please do not print out the program/schedule for the Institute. You will receive a bound copy at the Institute. Please help us conserve paper!
  • Easy access to your resume if you want to take advantage of ALA's Career Services during your free time at conference: http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Conference_Workshops.cfm.
  • A print-out of your hotel confirmation and a print-out of any electronic ticketing for your air-fare. Please do not print out the program/schedule for the Institute. You will receive a bound copy at the Institute. Please help us conserve paper!
  • Easy access to your resume if you want to take advantage of ALA's Career Services during your free time at conference: http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Conference_Workshops.cfm.
  • Business cards - if you have them, great to share with speakers and vice versa. If you don't have business cards already we suggest collecting cards from people you meet, taking good notes about how you want to follow-up, and sending prompt and carefully proof-read follow-up emails shortly after the Institute to continue networking.
  • Two professional outfits - one for Thursday and one for Sunday. Think a little more casual than an interview outfit but along those lines.
  • Comfortable business casual attire for the rest of the Institute & ALA, we have long days and the meeting rooms can be chilly so I encourage layers.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Ear plugs if you are a light sleeper and like to use them.
  • Every room comes with a hair dryer and iron/ironing board.
  • Healthy snacks. Catered meals are noted on the Spectrum Leadership Institute schedule of events, all will be buffet with vegetarian and vegan options. That said, conference days are long and hotel catering is not always the best good energy food. We suggest packing or purchasing healthy snacks (fruit, nuts, granola bars) to keep your energy high. You may inquire with the hotel concierge about places to shop nearby for food and any other necessities you've not got.
  • Cash for tips (bell man and housekeeping at the end of your stay) and emergencies. Also budget to pay your baggage fees and ground transit from the airport to the hotel.
  • A swimsuit if you like to swim. Workout clothes if you like to workout. Please visit the specific hotel website for information on what amenities are available in the hotel and local area.
  • Your camera if you have one. If you do take pictures from time to time, chances are you'll be inspired to do so during the Institute and while visiting the conference city. I very, very much hope you will also consider sharing your photos with me after conference (digitally) so that I may include them in our Spectrum albums. You are also encouraged to post them to the Spectrum Fan page on Facebook.
  • Sunscreen and/or hat.
  • Your laptop if you want to bring it to take notes during sessions.  Wi-Fi is not guaranteed in our meeting space but there is wi-fi in the Convention Center and may be other free hotspots in our area.
  • Reusable water bottle.
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Online Doc Continuing the Convo: The Job Hunt What to do While You Wait

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 09:39 am

As you may know the Spectrum Scholar Interest Group, SSIG, sponsored a great program at ALA Annual in NOLA entitled The Job Hunt: What to do While You Wait.  I wanted to thank our speakers -- Christina Thompson, College Archivist and Public Services Librarian, Hendrix College; Edwin Maxwell, Young Adult Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library & Nancy Kirkpatrick, Assistant Library Director, Marian University -- and create a space for the community to continue the conversation.  I know this is a critical topic and I encourage you to share resources with one another.

As you may know the Spectrum Scholar Interest Group, SSIG, sponsored a great program at ALA Annual in NOLA entitled The Job Hunt: What to do While You Wait.  I wanted to thank our speakers -- Christina Thompson, College Archivist and Public Services Librarian, Hendrix College; Edwin Maxwell, Young Adult Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library & Nancy Kirkpatrick, Assistant Library Director, Marian University -- and create a space for the community to continue the conversation.  I know this is a critical topic and I encourage you to share resources with one another. Some of you have already started sharing via the email list or Facebook and so I have pulled those posts over here.  Please add comments!

I thought you might find these articles to be of interest if your on the job hunt.

Here is a blog post on "The Torment of Terrible Cover Letters" by Jenica, a library director at a SUNY school. It's great advice even if you aren't applying for an academic position. http://www.attemptingelegance.com/?p=922

Here is an article on networking in the 21st century on "How to Meet People in Real Life via LinkedIn". http://www.avidcareerist.com/2011/06/14/how-to-meet-people-in-real-life-...

Enjoy!
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Aimee Babcock-Ellis, MLS
Informationista
(cell phone) 518-225-7127
aimeebe@gmail.com
http://about.me/aimeebe/bio

Resource for job hunters mentioned at the session: https://www.facebook.com/ineedalibraryjob ~Chisa Uyeki

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Online Doc 2011 Spectrum Institute Materials

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 01:24 pm

Greetings all,

I'm posting the program book and speaker presentations/handouts from the 2011 Spectrum Leadership Institute here for all to enjoy.  Thanks again to all our speakers for these great sessions, and to all of our participants for your thoughtful discussions!

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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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