RUSA CODES (Collection Development and Evaluation Section) Section

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Discussion HOW’S YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER?

by Cheryl Blevens on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 03:09 pm

 

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The New Members Round Table offers a free Resume Review Service, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 – 5:00, in the ALA Joblist Placement Center at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas!

A schedule of reviewers (with library type and specialization) will be posted on the RRS site a few days prior to the conference. You may want to look at the schedule and jot down a few possible times.

 

(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)

The New Members Round Table offers a free Resume Review Service, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 – 5:00, in the ALA Joblist Placement Center at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas!

A schedule of reviewers (with library type and specialization) will be posted on the RRS site a few days prior to the conference. You may want to look at the schedule and jot down a few possible times.

Once at the conference, stop by the Resume Review Service (located inside the ALA Placement Center). At that time, you may make an appointment to see a reviewer or if one is available, you could meet then. Appointments usually fill up quickly, so be sure to make an appointment as early as you can.

Try to be a few minutes early for your appointment. If you are more than 5 minutes late, we cannot guarantee that your appointment will be held. Should you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please stop by and let us know.

Appointments are 30 minutes long. Bring copies of your cover letter and/or resume. If applicable, it would be helpful to bring a copy of the job ad. After reading over your resume and/or cover letter, your reviewer will probably ask you a few questions and will probably comment on format, grammar, punctuation, and overall strengths and weaknesses of your documents.

Please be courteous and keep your meeting to the 30 minute limit.

If you would like a second opinion, you may schedule another appointment with a different reviewer (schedule permitting).

The last appointments are 30 minutes before closing each day.

If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs, Cheryl Blevens and Nicole Spoor, at nmrtrrs@yahoo.com.

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Discussion NOW RECRUITING: 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE NMRT RRS VOLUNTEERS!

by Cheryl Blevens on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 03:08 pm

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The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting resume reviewers and booth greeters for the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas who are willing to volunteer to greet participants, and/or review resumes and cover letters of those who are undergoing a job search in this challenging economic climate.  The conference review service is free of charge to anyone. Librarians from all types of libraries and specializations are invited to volunteer. We are especially in need of Public, Special and School Media Specialists volunteers.

(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)

The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting resume reviewers and booth greeters for the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas who are willing to volunteer to greet participants, and/or review resumes and cover letters of those who are undergoing a job search in this challenging economic climate.  The conference review service is free of charge to anyone. Librarians from all types of libraries and specializations are invited to volunteer. We are especially in need of Public, Special and School Media Specialists volunteers.

The NMRT Resume Review Service booth, located inside the ALA Placement Center, is open Saturday, June 28,  and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Appointment are 30 minutes long and usually fill up quickly. The last appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes before closing each day.

If you wish to volunteer or have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs: Cheryl Blevens (cheryl.blevens@indstate.edu) or Nicole Spoor (nicolespoor@gmail.com). Please use “2014 Conference RRS Volunteer” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!

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Event Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception (RUSA CODES)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Celebrate the best fiction, non-fiction and reference titles of the year! RUSA's expert readers' advisory committees will unveil their choices for the Collection Development and Evaluation Section's (CODES) literary awards. All Midwinter attendees and exhibitors are invited to attend.

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Event Reference Publishing Discussion Forum: Are Users Finding Our Online Reference Resources?

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Libraries spend a great deal of money on quality online online reference resources, in the hopes that they will be useful to our communities. But are they being used? How do users discover reference resources in the online environment: teaching, research guides, stand-alone vendor resources? How do we enable users to cross multiple interfaces to reach reference sources? Join our discussions with librarians and vendors on these issues.

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Event The E-book Elephant in the Room: Determining What’s Relevant and Effective for Your Patrons & Making Effective Decisions for Your Future E-collection

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 01:07 am

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Faced with growing e-collections, more interesting e-content from publishers and a struggle to balance our materials budgets, how do we make good decisions about e-collections content? How do we evaluate the success of e-books when many of these patrons never darken the doors of our library building? How do we gain the valuable patron feedback beyond download statistics? What support issues arise around use of the collections, are the vendor platforms reliable, and what e-formats are most in demand? Hear how representatives from both public and academic libraries are measuring the success and challenges of their e-book collections.

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Event Readers' Advisory for Town AND Gown: Academic and Public Library Partnerships for RA Services

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:09 am

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Long a core service of public libraries, the expectation of readers' advisory in college and university libraries is a growing trend. Come hear academic librarians describing how they have been challenged to incorporate readers' advisory techniques into their programs, and to hear from public librarians who have successfully partnered with their local institutions of higher education for the mutual benefit of public library cardholders and students.

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Long a core service of public libraries, the expectation of readers' advisory in college and university libraries is a growing trend. Come hear academic librarians describing how they have been challenged to incorporate readers' advisory techniques into their programs, and to hear from public librarians who have successfully partnered with their local institutions of higher education for the mutual benefit of public library cardholders and students.

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Event Hot Topics Discussion Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:07 am

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RUSA CODES Hot Topics Discussion Group focuses on very current issues in collection development. The specific topic for this conference has not been selected.

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Discussion Recreational reading collections: lease or own?

by Cheryl Blevens on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 11:30 am

If your institution maintains a collection of popular fiction and nonfiction, do you lease  the collection or do you permanently acquire it and what type of fund do you use?

Event Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 01:07 am

UPDATE! **This event will be held in the **Venetian Room** at the Fairmont Hotel.** This is a room change from the original announced location, however we are still at the same hotel. Hope to see you there!

Celebrate the best fiction, non-fiction and reference titles of the year! RUSA's expert readers' advisory committees will unveil their choices for the Collection Development and Evaluation Section's (CODES) literary awards. All Midwinter attendees and exhibitors are invited to attend.

UPDATE! **This event will be held in the **Venetian Room** at the Fairmont Hotel.** This is a room change from the original announced location, however we are still at the same hotel. Hope to see you there!

Celebrate the best fiction, non-fiction and reference titles of the year! RUSA's expert readers' advisory committees will unveil their choices for the Collection Development and Evaluation Section's (CODES) literary awards. All Midwinter attendees and exhibitors are invited to attend.

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Event Reference Publishing Discussion Forum: Life after the Statistical Abstract

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 01:07 am

Life after the Statistical Abstract: What will the proposed demise of the Statistical Abstract mean for reference librarians and library users? Now in its 130th annual edition, Statistical Abstract has played a central role in guiding users to statistics since before we were born.
Since finding statistics can be challenging under the best of circumstances, what are our strategies for dealing with this loss? Are there new services and products we would like to see from commercial publishers?

Life after the Statistical Abstract: What will the proposed demise of the Statistical Abstract mean for reference librarians and library users? Now in its 130th annual edition, Statistical Abstract has played a central role in guiding users to statistics since before we were born.
Since finding statistics can be challenging under the best of circumstances, what are our strategies for dealing with this loss? Are there new services and products we would like to see from commercial publishers?

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Develops the professional skills and knowledge of reference and adult services librarians who are involved in Collection Development and Evaluation; gathers and disseminates pertinent information to such librarians, and facilitates communication among them; provides continuing education and training opportunities, and represents the interests of RUSA members working in this area; serves as an advisory body to the RUSA Board on these issues affecting reference and adult services librarians; and maintains liaison with existing units of RUSA and ALCTS having related concerns.

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