PLA (Public Library Association) Division
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
Excited to announce Steve Sheinkin is the 2016 winner of the Empire State Award!
Promotional image: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0DZcPjDHJskRkVkbXBGOExlZWM
Press release available here:
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) will be hosting a Mini-Social/Happy Hour at PLA 2016 in Denver on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at the Denver Wrangler (1700 Logan St, Denver, CO 80203).
Appetizers will be provided; Cash bar with Thirsty Thursday drink specials!
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1708520126026983/
If you're attending PLA we hope you'll join us! Invite your friends! All are welcome!
Peter Coyl, Deb Sica and Ann Symons
Chair, Chair elect and Past Chair
DIRECTOR-OLEAN, NY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Direct the public library in a small city in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York. The Olean Public Library Board of Directors seeks an exceptional leader who demonstrates commitment to the public library’s excellent legacy of service to the local community. The successful candidate will have the skill and experience to plan and implement new services and programs, fostering community support and a shared vision for the Olean Public Library. With a dedicated staff of 25 and a $1.2 million annual operating budget, the Library serves the 16,000+ residents, as well as the surrounding area, circulating 140,000+ items annually. The library serves as the co-central library, along with the James Prendergast Library in Jamestown, NY, of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, one of the 23 public library systems in the State of New York.
Olean, located in the Southern Tier of New York State along Interstate 86, serves as an economic, educational, medical, and retail center of southwestern New York. St. Bonaventure University and the Jamestown Community College/Olean campus are located nearby. Abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation exist for all-season activities, including hiking and skiing. The cost of living in this region is very reasonable, allowing individuals and families to make the most of their economic resources.
Responsibilities. The Director reports to a seven-member Library Board of Directors. Primary responsibilities of the position include:
· Develop the library budget and supervise the expenditures of library funds and the collection of library revenues
· Apply for and administer grants
· Develop and evaluate plans for library services, evaluating the effectiveness of the library’s services and programs in relation to the changing needs of the community
· Review and/or develop policies and procedures for the operation of the library
· Supervise the work and training of library personnel
· Administer personnel policies; recommend appointments, transfers, promotions, dismissal and staffing patterns of personnel
· Represent the library before governmental agencies and community groups in seeking financial resources for the library
· Supervise the maintenance of library property and recommend repairs, alternations and new construction
· Administer the purchase and selection of library materials
· Recommend and administer marketing and public relations programs
· Keep informed of professional developments through attendance at and participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and reading professional materials.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree, eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate, and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible post-master’s library experience. Supervisory experience is preferred.
Compensation. The minimum salary for the position is $60,000 (with additional compensation for experience and qualifications) with an excellent benefits package.
For further information, contact the search committee at email@example.com. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter, resume, and three professional references as PDF attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on February 29, 2016.
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