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Discussion Applications for the 2017 NMRT ALA Conference Mentoring Program are Open

by Casey McCoy on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 02:45 pm

The New Members Round Table Mentoring Committee is seeking applicants for its 2017 ALA Conference Mentoring Program, occurring during the American Library Association Annual Conference, June 22nd - 27th, in Chicago, IL. The NMRT Mentoring committee will pair first time attendees with more experienced conference goers.

 

The New Members Round Table Mentoring Committee is seeking applicants for its 2017 ALA Conference Mentoring Program, occurring during the American Library Association Annual Conference, June 22nd - 27th, in Chicago, IL. The NMRT Mentoring committee will pair first time attendees with more experienced conference goers.

 

Applicants should apply to be a conference mentee if this is their first time attending an American Library Association Annual Conference. Program mentors are those who are comfortable navigating the massive, and often daunting, annual conference and can provide guidance and tips to someone who has never experienced it before.

 

Applicants must attend the conference at least 3 days to be eligible. Mentoring pairs should plan to meet with each other two times and be willing to remain in contact via phone or email during the conference.

 

The committee will also be hosting a Mentoring Social on Friday, June 23rd, where mentors and mentees from all of our programs have a place to meet face to face! The social runs from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in the Comiskey Meeting Room. Attendance is highly recommended and serves as a great opportunity to not only meet up with your mentoring match but also gives you a chance to meet up with other conference attendees.

 

Applications are due June 2nd with notification of pairings to occur by the week of June 11th.

 

For more information and to apply, visit:

 

http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/mentor/mentoringcommittee

 

Any additional questions or concerns may be directed to the NMRT Mentoring Committee by emailing ALANMRTmentoring@gmail.com.

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Discussion Job Posting - Library Technical Assistant Part-Time (Art Coordinator)

by Christopher Brackett on Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 02:40 pm

The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library would like to announce a Library Technical Assistant Part-Time (Art Coordinator) position that we have at our Southshore Regional Library in Ruskin, FL. The deadline to apply for this is Thursday April 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Interested individuals can click on the following link to begin the application: Library Technical Assistant Part-Time (Art Coordinator)

 

The Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library would like to announce a Library Technical Assistant Part-Time (Art Coordinator) position that we have at our Southshore Regional Library in Ruskin, FL. The deadline to apply for this is Thursday April 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Interested individuals can click on the following link to begin the application: Library Technical Assistant Part-Time (Art Coordinator)

 

Library Technical Assistant Part-Time (Art Coordinator)

Recruitment #1704-LITAPTGU99-003

Date Opened

4/6/2017 12:01:00 PM

Filing Deadline

4/20/2017 11:59:00 PM

Salary

$13.88 - $21.25/hour

Department

Library Services

Job Type

Part-Time/Temp

Employment Type

Part-Time 

Go Back Click HERE to apply

INTRODUCTION

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

WHAT MATTERS MOST

Hillsborough County Government is guided by our shared values that help us deliver on the promise of effective quality service. We expect and demonstrate:

  • Customer Commitment: Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity: Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence: Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork: Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.
  • Four year degree of formal training in art education.
  • Two or more years of experience in teaching or coordinating visual and applied arts programs
  • Strong customer services skills
  • Valid Drivers License

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Associate's or higher degree from an accredited college or university;

and

One year of experience in teaching or coordinating visual and applied arts programs; and working with personal computers, some of which included training and troubleshooting basic computer hardware and software problems. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Physical Demands:

Ability to lift, push, or handle library materials weighing up to 20 pounds. This position will also require bending, kneeling, standing, sitting and walking for extended periods of time.

Work Environment:

Work is typically performed in a climate controlled library, but sometimes requires outdoor activities in parks, recreation centers, or other locations due to the nature of the programs being conducted.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Working knowledge of visual and applied arts. 
  • Working knowledge of teaching methods and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of the community's cultural art resources.
  • Ability to conduct and teach visual and applied arts workshop classes.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to coordinate, teach and oversee multiple programs.
  • Ability to plan, develop, and evaluate visual and applied arts programs. 
  • Ability to create, and teach visual and applied arts workshop classes.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to coordinate, teach and oversee multiple programs.
  • Ability to plan, develop and evaluate visual and applied arts programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Teach visual and applied art classes.
  • Plan, prepare and present art programs and activities at the library for ages pre-kindergarten through adults. 
  • Audition artists for proposed programs and stay current on emerging art trends. 
  • Coordinate art programming as well as hire quality art teachers with art backgrounds to carry out art programs and activities. 
  • Coordinate art class registration for library customers to sign up for art classes. 
  • Promote gallery shows at the library and hold opening receptions for the public to view galleries.
  • Facilitate meetings to discuss ideas for the galleries and art/exhibits for the juried exhibits. 
  • Assist in making supply purchase recommendations for art classes at the studio.
  • Participate in programming/teaching of art classes both in the library and through outreach activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CONCLUSION

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*

 

 

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

PLEASE NOTE

Applicants are encouraged to use the online application -- once completed, you may re-use it "as is" for any number of additional jobs or you may customize it for additional jobs.

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.

Clicking the link above will navigate you to the Employment Opportunities Page website for you to apply for this job.

 

Upload Resume to Start an Application

Upload Resume to Start an Application

View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire.

This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.

Ask a Question

To retrieve forgotten UserIDs and Passwords, or to ask a question, you may send us an email at CADHRJobInquiry@hillsboroughcounty.org

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

 

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Discussion Video Related Programs at ALA Annual! Early bird pricing ends 3/22!

by Tiffany Hudson on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 01:09 pm

Greetings Film Enthusiasts and Videofreex,

 

June may seem like a long way off, but ALA Annual in Chicago is right around the corner. In fact, early-bird pricing ends at noon, Wednesday, March 22nd.

 

Register now and don’t miss these great ALA Video Round Table programs running June 24th-25th:

 

Evening Ticketed Event:

 

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

Greetings Film Enthusiasts and Videofreex,

 

June may seem like a long way off, but ALA Annual in Chicago is right around the corner. In fact, early-bird pricing ends at noon, Wednesday, March 22nd.

 

Register now and don’t miss these great ALA Video Round Table programs running June 24th-25th:

 

Evening Ticketed Event:

 

VRT Gala: Tuned In, Turned On! Videofreex Tape the World

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

***Tickets are limited, so order soon!***

Ticketed Event: Early Bird Member $20; Early Bird Non-Member $25

Join VRT for drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by a presentation from Abina Manning, Director of Video Data Bank and Curator of a collection of over 1,400 tapes created by members of the Videofreex, one of the country's earliest radical video collectives.  Coincides with the VRT and Cinema Guild co-sponsored "Now Showing @ALA" program screening of the feature length documentary "Here Come the Videofreex!"  For more info:  http://2017.alaannual.org/ticketed-events

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=257947

 

Daytime Programs:

Video as Research Data:  Challenges & Solutions in Video Data Preservation

(Co-sponsored by ACRL ANSS, ACRL DCIG and ALCTS Digital Preservation Group)

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM       

Videos are often taken as a part of scholarly research projects, yet this presents challenges for librarians who advise researchers on federally-mandated data sharing and storage. Participants will learn strategies they can assess against needs at their home institution. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=261261

 

Filming Our Future: Growing a Video Production Niche in the Ak-Chin Indian Community

(LITA Program, co-sponsored by VRT)

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1:00 PM - 2:30PM

For the past seven years the Ak-Chin Indian Community Library has found a niche in the community using the power of film and in 2016, the library’s Movie Club program was selected as one of YALSA’s Top Ten Summer Learning Programs. Learn how to make a positive impact in your community using film and creativity. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=257863

 

Community Partnerships and Digital Literacy through Public Service Announcements

(Co-sponsored by PLA, YALSA)

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM                 

Libraries are increasingly finding ways to help their school-age patrons to communicate creatively and make a positive impact in their communities through video projects.  Representatives from the Carson City Library and School District share tips from their experiences helping high school freshmen create 60-second PSAs that raise awareness of social issues at their school. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=261259

 

Rocking the Small Screen (Without Losing Your Mind): Planning and Managing Library Promotional Videos

(Co-sponsored by PLA, ACRL LMOIG)

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Video on the web is one of today's hottest social networking trends, but what can online videos do to promote your library? A public library and a university library will both share what they have learned and how realistic expectations can bring success. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=261260

 

How Are Our Instructors Truly Using Media? A Multifaceted Approach to Developing Departmental Course Media Use Profiles

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM                                  

One of the greatest challenges for librarians working with media collections is deeply understanding the use of these materials in course context. This program will describe a multifaceted approach to this challenge that combines mining large corpora of departmental syllabi using NVIVO text analysis software with reserves, survey, and interpersonal correspondence data to build departmental media resource use profiles. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=261258

 

Preservation Showdown: Audiovisual Edition!

(ALCTS Program, co-sponsored by VRT)

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM                                  

Two teams will go head to head to debate the statement "The preservation of analog audiovisual media is the single most important preservation issue facing libraries (and archives and museums) in 2017." Teams will include members from the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) and the Video Round Table (VRT), bringing their different perspectives to each side of the issue. Audience members will be expected to ask questions during the debate, and the debate will be followed by an open discussion. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=257918

 

Create, Communicate, Captivate: Inspiring Media Production in Your Library

(Co-sponsored by LITA)

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 1:00 PM - 2:30PM

Learn how academic, school and public libraries can spark creativity and transform users from passive consumers of media into content creators and active participants in their information environment. Join us as we guide you through key aspects of creating a thriving video production space and coaching users effectively to create amazing multi-modal works which can be showcased to promote and inspire more participation and increase support for high-impact programs. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=260897

 

Distributing Archives: Preservation, Restoration, and Access

(Co-sponsored by AMIA, The Association of Moving Image Archivists)

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Panel will discuss organizations acting as both archives and distributors of moving image materials. Attendees will learn about the challenges for media content providers that are also caretakers of their holdings; the difference between preservation and restoration of moving images; and the importance of preserving motion picture film and the projection experience. For more info:

https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=260895

 

Now Showing@ALA:

Stay Tuned for screening dates and times for four great documentaries!

 

Agents of Change

Directed by Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg, 66 mins, co-sponsor California Newsreel

Here Come the Videofreex

Directed by Jon Nealon & Jenny Raskin, 78 mins, co-sponsor Cinema Guild

Long Story Short

Directed by Natalie Bookchin, 45 mins, co-sponsor Icarus Films

The Brainwashing of My Dad

Directed by Jon Senko, 89 mins, co-sponsor Forward in Time

 

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

 

Regards,

VRT 2017 Programming Committee

 

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Discussion Student Chapter of the Year Award Nominations EXTENDED to 3/17

by Casey McCoy on Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 05:33 pm

The deadline to apply for the ALA NMRT Student Chapter of the Year Award has been extended to March 17th!

The deadline to apply for the ALA NMRT Student Chapter of the Year Award has been extended to March 17th!

In the spirit of ALA's New Member Round Table, the Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented in recognition of a chapter's outstanding contributions to the American Library Association, their school, and the profession. The purpose of the award is to increase student involvement in ALA through student chapters, and to recognize future leaders in the profession. The Student Chapter winner will receive $1,000 to help defray travel expenses to ALA Annual; the winning chapter and the runner up will each receive a certificate. Both will be recognized at the NMRT Student Reception at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. The seven categories of Student Chapter of the Year Award criteria include:

  • ·  Membership Engagement
  • ·  Programs
  • ·  Communications
  • ·  Leadership
  • ·  Financial Health
  • ·  Awards and Honors
  • ·  Student Chapter Advisor Statement

All ALA Student Chapters in good standing are eligible to receive the ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award. There is no limit on the number of times a student chapter may win the award. Any ALA Student Chapter advisor, Student Chapter officer or member, or ALA member may nominate a Student Chapter, and self-nominations are encouraged.

Please e-mail the completed form and any supporting documents in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to the committee chair, Kristen Mapes (kmapes86@gmail.com). Deadline for submitting completed nomination forms is March 17th, 11:59pm EST. All nominations will be acknowledged upon receipt.

More information, including the nomination form, may be found here:http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/awscotya/scotya

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Discussion ALA 2017 Emerging Leaders Team H Project Survey

by Kristin Amsden on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 09:59 am

Did your MLS/MLIS program adequately prepare you for your career in public librarianship? If there are gaps in your professional preparation, how have you addressed them? The Public Library Association (PLA) has sponsored an ALA Emerging Leaders project titled “More Than Your MLIS: Experience and Continuing Education Recommendations for Emerging Public Library Leaders,”  which is now in its second year.

Did your MLS/MLIS program adequately prepare you for your career in public librarianship? If there are gaps in your professional preparation, how have you addressed them? The Public Library Association (PLA) has sponsored an ALA Emerging Leaders project titled “More Than Your MLIS: Experience and Continuing Education Recommendations for Emerging Public Library Leaders,”  which is now in its second year. We’d like to gather your experiences and recommendations in order to 1) provide feedback for stakeholders interested in improving the quality of professional education, and 2) recommend continuing education resources for colleagues entering our profession.


Early career librarians with 5 years or fewer of professional experience are invited and encouraged to offer your feedback by participating in a short survey that will take about 10 minutes to complete. Survey results are confidential, and identifying information will not be shared. Results will be presented at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1f8oeTiKoRuR9YCYjgSe-MzCR5CHO7iq0UpsySRD...

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Discussion 2017 NMRT President’s Program

by Casey McCoy on Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 07:30 pm

Please join us for the 2017 NMRT President’s Program, Building Bridges in ALA, hosted by Kate Kosturski, on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9am to 12pm. In this interactive pre-conference event, participants will explore the opportunities and challenges of navigating through the larger ALA organization by listening to a panel discussion composed of transitioning presidents and president-elects. Learn about the different ALA divisions, how they function, and how participation in ALA can benefit your career!

Please join us for the 2017 NMRT President’s Program, Building Bridges in ALA, hosted by Kate Kosturski, on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9am to 12pm. In this interactive pre-conference event, participants will explore the opportunities and challenges of navigating through the larger ALA organization by listening to a panel discussion composed of transitioning presidents and president-elects. Learn about the different ALA divisions, how they function, and how participation in ALA can benefit your career! Ask questions and network with the panelists, while enjoying light refreshments. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. We hope to see you there!

 

Cost:

$20 NMRT members

$22 non NMRT but ALA members

$25 non-ALA

$15 for a student rate

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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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