PLA (Public Library Association) Division
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]
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 email@example.com. Thank you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
Tammy Ivins & Josh Rimmer
Chairs, NMRT Endnotes Committee
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!
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.
Leadership Development Director
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.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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:
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.
Thank you, and please excuse cross-posting.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Hello, I just purchased an Oculus Rift (CV1) for my teeny public library in Canaan VT. It arrived promptly, along with an Alienware computer to run the device. It is awesome. I'm wondering if anyone knows of other public libraries with one, or the Vive. I've just started running public programs with it, and will soon take reservations once I find a place for it. I'm interested in following along with other libraries' approaches, recommend games, apps, programs, etc. if anyone can point me in the right direction.
Alice M. Ward Memorial Library
Canaan VT 05903