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Discussion Three Things a YALSA Membership can do for you!

by Sara Dias on Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 11:20 am

 

Have you ever been curious about a YALSA membership?  Here’s a sneak peek at what is happening this month for YALSA members only:

 

Have you ever been curious about a YALSA membership?  Here’s a sneak peek at what is happening this month for YALSA members only:

 

 

This month’s member’s only webinar “Using Media Literacy to Stop the Fake News Cycle” teaches how you can use simple media literacy concepts and online tools to help young people decode, deconstruct and talk back to harmful and misleading news stories.  This webinar airs on Thursday, February 16 and YALSA members can access is live and for free--but you have to be a YALSA member to access it! Follow the link to learn more about this webinar: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/using-media-literacy-stop-fake-news-cycle

 

YALSA will host a Members’ Town Hall on Feb. 28th from 2-3pm, EST. It will focus on social action, and talking through what's possible/appropriate for a library staff person to do at work.

 

YALSA just put out the call for members to serve on three new taskforces: Leadership Fundraising, Member Achievements Recognition, and Member Grants and Awards Evaluation.  Applications are due on February 15 [http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2017/01/31/volunteer-opportunities-three-new-yalsa-taskforces/] In addition to these new taskorces, YALSA is also looking for members to build the next Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers lists [http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/hVM28G6b226], applications for these two selection list committees are due on February 12.

 

Love attending or have always been interested in the YALSA Symposium? Then checkout YALSA Symposium Stipends for members.  Applications are due June 1 and two members will receive travel grants to Louisville, KY, for the 2017 symposium http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium/stipend

 

There is also a YALSA member’s travel grant to Denver, CO, to present a paper at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting. Applications are due June 1 and one paper will be selected. The presenter will receive up to $1,500 to defray travel and registration costs.  The paper will be published in YALSA’s peer-reviewed Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults after the conference.http://www.ala.org/yalsa/awardsandgrants/mwpaper

 

Finally, as a YALSA member you will also enjoy benefit of the weekly eNews, highlighting similar topics and new as you have read in this email. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/enewsIt offers the latest information on funding, continuing education, and volunteer opportunities, and more.

Did you know that a one year membership in YALSA/ALA starts at $61? Want to know more about a YALSA membership, click here and join today! http://www.ala.org/yalsa/join

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Discussion Start your year off right with a YALSA Membership!

by Sara Dias on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 04:49 pm

Did you know that a one year membership in YALSA/ALA starts at $61? This year, consider making your New Year’s resolution to join YALSA.

Did you know that a one year membership in YALSA/ALA starts at $61? This year, consider making your New Year’s resolution to join YALSA.  There are so many benefits to being a YALSA member: access to free webinars that deal with timely topics (this month’s webinar focuses on helping teens examine issues of race, social justice, and equity); the opportunity for thousands of dollars in grants, scholarships, stipends, and contests; and the ability to join committees and groups that not only give you a chance to work with your peers and build meaningful professional relationships and build lifelong relationships but also grow valuable skills that can help you in your day to day careers.

In addition, if you are attending the ALA Midwinter Conference, YALSA has sessions and meetings, as well as members only meet ups that are always helpful and fun!  Get the full run down of YALSA at this year’s Midwinter conference by following this link http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/YALSA_at_ALA%27s_2017_Midwinter_Meeting

 

Follow the link to learn more about a YALSA membership! [http://www.ala.org/yalsa/join]

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Discussion Call for Volunteers & Appointments: NMRT Resume Review Service

by Casey McCoy on Wed, Jan 4, 2017 at 11:18 am

The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting volunteer resume reviewers and booth greeters as well as taking resume review appointments for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting! Visit our informational website for more details or keep reading!

The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting volunteer resume reviewers and booth greeters as well as taking resume review appointments for the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting! Visit our informational website for more details or keep reading!

Are you on the job market? Is your resume rusty? Are you attending Midwinter in Atlanta? Join us in the ALA JobList Placement & Career Development Center on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 to get your resume reviewed by an expert! Walk-in reviews are accommodated as time allows, and we encourage signing up for an appointment in advance. Advanced sign-up for appointments closes on Tuesday, January 17 at 5:00 PM CST.

 

We also seek volunteer resume reviewers and booth greeters! If you’ve been a hiring manager or served on a search committee, consider signing up to volunteer an hour or two as a Resume Reviewer at Midwinter 2017! Not ready to review but still want to be part of the action? The Resume Review Service also seeks Booth Greeters! Volunteering as a Booth Greeter is an excellent opportunity for relaxed networking. Sign-up today and visit our informational website for more details. Sign-ups for these opportunities close Sunday, January 15 at 5:00 PM CST.

If you have any questions, please contact NMRT Resume Review Service Committee Chair Brandy Horne & Assistant Chair Hannah Buckland at resumereviewnmrt@gmail.com. Thank you!

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Discussion Call For Proposals

by Casey McCoy on Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 05:51 pm

The NMRT Endnotes Committee seeks contributors for the Spring 2017 issue of Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table. NMRT members, current LIS students, and recent graduates are encouraged to submit manuscripts for consideration.

 

The NMRT Endnotes Committee seeks contributors for the Spring 2017 issue of Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table. NMRT members, current LIS students, and recent graduates are encouraged to submit manuscripts for consideration.

 

Endnotes is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that publishes articles of interest to early career librarians, LIS students, and newer members of the Association.  Articles published in Endnotesare indexed in Library & Information Science Source.

 

Topics that might be appropriate for Endnotes include:

 

Training and mentoring

Job searching or hiring

Developing leadership and management skills

Library instruction and assessment

Academic librarian responsibilities: hiring, promotion, and tenure

Developing new collections or services

 

Those interested in discussing an article idea are encouraged to contact the Editors at nmrtendnotesjournal@gmail.com to determine if the proposal fits the publication’s scope.  

 

Articles should range from 2,000 – 4,000 words and present original research, practitioner-based research, and/or case studies relevant to LIS students and new library professionals. Submissions are accepted throughout the year, but articles received by February 15, 2017  will receive guaranteed consideration for the Spring 2017 issue.

 

Endnotes also offers book and media reviews. Reviews range from 300 – 500 words. Those interested in reviewing are encouraged to contact the Editors at nmrtendnotesjournal@gmail.comto be included on the reviewers’ mailing list. Approved reviewers will receive periodic announcements of available books and websites.

 

For more information about Endnotes, including complete submission guidelines, please visit http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/schres.

 

Sincerely,

Tammy Ivins & Josh Rimmer

Chairs, NMRT Endnotes Committee

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Discussion Library Health Twitter Chat October 25 2pm ET

by Faye Williams on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 06:36 pm

The Office of Minority Health Knowledge Center is hosting our first-ever Library Health Twitter chat on Tuesday, October 25 at 2 p.m. ET. This chat will focus on and discuss resources that libraries provide when it comes to serving minority communities. Topics include general health information, health disparities, and other important minority data and statistics.

The Office of Minority Health Knowledge Center is hosting our first-ever Library Health Twitter chat on Tuesday, October 25 at 2 p.m. ET. This chat will focus on and discuss resources that libraries provide when it comes to serving minority communities. Topics include general health information, health disparities, and other important minority data and statistics. Please feel free to share our graphic for the #LibHealthChat, found at https://twitter.com/MinorityHealth/status/786194381048995840 . If you would like to partner with us, we have attached the outline with proposed questions. We hope that you can join us, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

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Discussion Candidates for Election, 2017 NMRT Elections

by Casey McCoy on Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 02:12 pm

The NMRT Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following candidates for election. Before the elections next April, NMRT members will have the chance to get to know the candidates via our Candidate Forum.

The forum will take place on the NMRT blog, Notes, in late February. Each candidate will be discussing their qualifications and motivations for running, as well as answering questions posed from the NMRT membership.

The NMRT Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following candidates for election. Before the elections next April, NMRT members will have the chance to get to know the candidates via our Candidate Forum.

The forum will take place on the NMRT blog, Notes, in late February. Each candidate will be discussing their qualifications and motivations for running, as well as answering questions posed from the NMRT membership.

Have questions about the nomination and election process? Contact Sarah Wade (nominating committee chair) at NMRTNominations@gmail.com.

 

Vice-President/President-Elect

Nicole LaMoreaux

Nicole Spoor

Amy Steinbauer

 

Leadership Development Director

Leigh Milligan

Kim Copenhaver

Kate Tkacik

Alyse McKeal

Veronica Milliner

Madison Sullivan

Holly Kouns

 

Secretary

Christina Rodrigues

Leah Sherman

Melanie Kowalski

Camille Mathieu

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Discussion Bathrooms in Libraries

by Mark Stawecki on Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 02:58 pm

I was reading in the new American Libraries about bathrooms for gender-neutral or transgender persons and was wondering what the policy is where you are concerning this demographic.

 

Mark Stawecki, MLIS
http://mwstawecki.wix.com/portfolio

Discussion Bibilographies

by Mark Stawecki on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 05:53 am

I have been reading many job positions lately, and a few mentioned creating bibliographies.  Under what circumstances is a bibliography usually required in a public library?

Discussion 2nd Call for Proposals for ALA Annual in Chicago: Video & Libraries

by Tiffany Hudson on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 04:20 pm

Call for Proposals for ALA Annual in Chicago: Video & Libraries

Thinking about attending the ALA Annual Conference, June 22-27 2017 in Chicago? Have you worked on any projects or activities involving film or video at your institution?

Call for Proposals for ALA Annual in Chicago: Video & Libraries

Thinking about attending the ALA Annual Conference, June 22-27 2017 in Chicago? Have you worked on any projects or activities involving film or video at your institution?

 The ALA Video Round Table Program Committee (VRT) welcomes program proposals for ALA Annual on just about anything related to video and libraries! The term video includes moving picture media in all of its forms - DVDs, streaming, video tapes, video art, YouTube videos, animation, iPhone shot footage, etc.

 Proposals are due SOON, August 31, 2016!

 Sample ideas (but we very much welcome others):

  • Are you finding new ways to promote films to your community?

  • Are you doing anything interesting in curating your film collections?

  • Have you made library promotional videos?

  • Have you created video tutorials?

  • Are you using film clips (or gifs) in instruction?

  • Have you created a media center for your patrons?

  • Do you work with your patrons in video creation?

  • Are you involved with film or video preservation?

  • Have you offered special film programming/events at your library?

 

If you’re interested in submitting a proposal, please read the guidelines and complete the online form at: http://www.ala.org/vrt/2017-annual-program-proposal-information

 The Program Committee will review all proposals and notify participants of proposal acceptance by Sept. 21, 2016.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the Program Committee co-chairs, Steven Milewski smilewsk@utk.edu or Laine Thielstrom esthiels@colby.edu

 We look forward to hearing from you!

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Discussion Call for Proposals by VRT for 2017 ALA Annual in Chicago

by Tiffany Hudson on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 03:56 pm

Dear Colleagues,

          Call for Proposals by VRT for 2017 ALA Annual in Chicago

ALA’s Video Round Table (VRT) is currently accepting program proposals for the
2017 ALA Annual Conference, June 22-27 in Chicago, Illinois.

Dear Colleagues,

          Call for Proposals by VRT for 2017 ALA Annual in Chicago

ALA’s Video Round Table (VRT) is currently accepting program proposals for the
2017 ALA Annual Conference, June 22-27 in Chicago, Illinois.

The VRT Program Committee welcomes proposals on just about anything related to
video and libraries! Proposals are due August 31, 2016.

If you’re interested in submitting a proposal, please read the guidelines and
complete the online form at:
http://www.ala.org/vrt/2017-annual-program-proposal-information

To spotlight the role the local community plays in this profession, we
especially welcome submissions from Chicago-based video librarians, producers,
educators and archivists that showcase your creative projects and programs.

The Program Committee will review all proposals and notify participants of
proposal acceptance by Sept. 21, 2016.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laine Thielstrom
esthiels@colby.edu or Steven Milewski smilewsk@utk.edu the Program Committee
co-chairs.

Thank you, and please excuse cross-posting.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Tiffany Hudson
Audio-Visual Selector
Salt Lake City Public Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-322-8161
801-524-8200
thudson@slcpl.org

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