Tuesday, February 25, 2014
NYC Environmental Protection - Summer 2014 -- Paid Internships Repository Description: The DEP Archives is responsible for historical records documenting the development and operation of New York City's immense water supply and distribution system. Not only are these records historically important to engineering, science, and New York City, but they are also critical to the continuing operation of the NYC water supply system. This is a great opportunity to work with vitally important archival records and to gain real-world knowledge of managing records in local government. Internship Descriptions: 1. Archives Digitization Intern: Job ID 2014-1349: The selected candidate will support the implementation of a new digital asset management system. Projects potentially include digitizing records (photos and oversized drawings), metadata creation and supplementation, migrating digital files and uploading files and metadata to the system. Other responsibilities may include assisting with group processing projects, creating social media items based on historical photos, and conducting research for user requests. 2. Archival Processing Intern: Job ID 2014-1348. The selected candidate will inventory archival collections (drawings, photography, publications, and/or textural records) relating to the planning and construction of the New York City water supply. Many of these collections have been partially inventoried and are a high priority for research. Other responsibilities may include digitizing/copying collections, assisting with projects to support digital collections, creating social media items based on historical photos, and conducting research for user requests. Qualifications: Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the graduate level pursuing a degree in library science, archival studies, history, or a related field. Student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Projects may entail standing for long periods of time and lifting and moving boxes of records. Preferred Skills: Interest in local history, government or engineering. Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational and planning skills, detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to work well following a written project plan with minimal supervision. Proficient in full Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly Excel. For digitization projects previous experience working with a digital asset management system, Adobe Photoshop and Acrobat, applying metadata, or digitizing collections a plus. Compensation: Interns will be paid $14.30 an hour; we are looking for a full-time commitment (Monday - Friday, 9 - 5). Internships are 10 weeks and run from June 2 through August 8; interns must be able to commit for the full duration of the internship. These dates include an orientation and a final presentation to the Commissioner. Location: The Archives is located on the east side of midtown Manhattan. To apply: In order to be eligible you must apply through the New York City website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/job_opportunities/icims_internships.shtml (We are internship listings "2014-1348 and 2014-1349"). Please include cover letter and resume - applicants who do not include cover letter clearly stating their qualifications and why they are interested in position will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is April 4th at 5pm. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Mark your calendars! The 13th annual Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference will take place September 11-12, 2014, in Portland Oregon at Portland Community College - Sylvania Campus! Look for registration opening early in May. Lori Reed, co-author of Workplace Learning and Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Call for Proposals The NWILL Conference Program Committee invites proposals for lightning rounds (7 minutes) and regular sessions (45 minutes) of interest to interlibrary loan and resource sharing practitioners. The following topics are of interest to the Program Committee, but we welcome proposals on other topics as well: Managing your ILL statistics Sustainable ILL, greening practices Coping with fewer resources ILL for public libraries Succession planning Libraries without books, what does it mean for ILL? Keeping track of licensing of e-content for ILL Training staff and students Shared Print Check our Program page for more information and to submit a proposal. Deadline: February 28, 2014
The Society of Indiana Archivists is accepting applications for the Krasean Annual Meeting Scholarship to facilitate participation to a qualifying student or recent graduate. This year the SIA Annual Meeting will take place Saturday, April 5, 2014. For more information, please see: http://www.inarchivists.org/meetings/files/2014AnnualMeeting.php The scholarship will consist of $150.00 to cover the expenses associated with attending the Society’s Annual Meeting and Registration Fee (Student Rate of $25). If the recipient has already paid registration fees, they will be reimbursed. Application Deadline: Monday, March 17, 2014 Eligibility Requirements: · Applicants must be a member of the Society of Indiana Archivists. · A graduate student enrolled in Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program or Master of Arts (MA) in History or Museum Studies or a related graduate program ORbe a recent graduate from these programs. · Recipient must be able to attend the Meeting Breakfast, Saturday April 5, 2014 at 8:30 am. To apply: Write a statement of interest stating why you want to attend the Annual Meeting and how it will benefit you. Include in your statement a brief outline of your archival education and work history, and a description of your long-term professional goals. Please include your contact information (name, mailing address, phone, and e-mail address) and contact information for your institution or employer. Statements should be limited to 200-400 words. Additionally, the recipient is expected to write a brief (150-300 word) statement about their experience of attending the meeting that will be published in the SIA Newsletter. Please direct any questions to Lisa Cruces at email@example.com . Applications will be accepted via email or postal mail. The award recipient will be announced on Friday, March 21, 2013. Submit applications via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Care and Identification of Photographs (from daguerreotypes to digital) May 12-15: Chicago, IL Location: This workshop is hosted by The Newberry Library (Chicago, IL) FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION: http://gawainweaver.com/workshop/care-id-photos-2014-chicago/ http://gawainweaver.com/workshops/ _________________________________________________________________ What are the defining characteristics of individual photographic processes? How does environment affect the lives of photographic objects? In this 4-day intensive workshop, you will develop identification skills and knowledge about fine art and historic photographic processes, from the daguerreotype to digital prints. This workshop is intended for curators, collectors, archivists, collection managers, and anyone who studies or appreciates photographic prints. Using handheld 60x microscopes and a large set of photographic and photomechanical samples, you will learn how a variety of processes were created, why they look the way they do, and how they deteriorate. Group ID sessions, using a digital microscope and screen projection, will allow participants to practice their identification skills in a guided setting. Preservation topics include enclosures, handling guidelines, environmental monitoring, the effects of temperature and relative humidity on collections, and the importance of cold storage for certain photographic materials. Over 30 different processes are studied in great detail, from how daguerreotypes are made and how they are best preserved, to how long-lasting inkjet prints are created, and how to preserve and store color photographic materials and cellulose nitrate and cellulose acetate-based photographic film. Registration Includes: • 4-day workshop • 240-page color notebook • 60x LED handheld microscope • OPTIONAL: Basic Photographic Sample Set The registration fee for this 4-day workshop is $795 (STUDENT PRICE $645) and includes a handheld microscope and a workshop notebook with lecture handouts, Quick ID Sheets for each process, and a selection of readings on photograph preservation. The Basic Photographic Sample Set, consisting of 18 identified photographic and photomechanical processes, is available with registration for $75. Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, the number of participants will be limited to 14. The Academy of Certified Archivists (ACA), a certifying organization of professional archivists, will award 15 Archival Recertification Credits (ARCs) to eligible Certified Archivists (CAs) attending this workshop. The American Society of Appraisers and the International Society of Appraisers will award 24 reaccreditation hours/professional development credits for qualified appraisers attending this workshop. For more information, please contact the instructor: Gawain Weaver Photograph Conservator tel 415.446.9138 email@example.com http://gawainweaver.com Free Process ID Chart: http://gawainweaver.com/processID
The 2014 PaLA Conference Program Committee is now accepting conference session proposals for the 2014 conference, PA Libraries: Marketplace of Ideas. The conference will take place September 28 through October 1, 2014 at the Lancaster County Convention Center/Lancaster Marriott. If you are, or know someone that is, an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to librarians, we invite you to submit a proposal for a session. While all program submissions will be considered, the Program Committee is particularly interested in receiving proposals on topics suggested by previous PaLA conference attendees: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/pala.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/Conference_2014/ProgramSuggestion2013Eval.pdf Please note that the individual suggestions can be viewed beginning on page 3 of this document. All proposals should be submitted via the online program proposal link. For a working copy of the form, or to view the questions in advance of submission, a PDF of the form is available for download. The link to both the online form and PDF are available on the Annual Conference Page of the PaLA website. The deadline for proposals is Sunday, April 6, 2014. The program committee will notify all submitters regarding the acceptance of their proposal(s) in early May. Poster session proposals will be solicited in mid-April through mid-May. Thank you in advance to all that submit proposals, we appreciate your dedication to PaLA and to Pennsylvania’s libraries!
Society of Georgia Archivists 2014 Carroll Hart Scholarship The Society of Georgia Archivists each year awards a scholarship for attendance at the Georgia Archives Institute held each summer in Atlanta. The purpose of the scholarship is to enhance archival education and membership. The scholarship is named for Carroll Hart, former director of the Georgia Department of Archives and History, founding member of the Society of Georgia Archivists, and founder of the Georgia Archives Institute. The scholarship will cover an amount equal to the noncredit tuition for the Institute not to exceed $500, and one year membership in the Society of Georgia Archivists. Please note that individuals must visit the website separately for applying to the Georgia Archives Institute (Georgia Archives Institute). After attending, the recipient will submit a brief article on their experience for use in the SGA Newsletter. For more information on eligibility or how to apply, please visit the SGA Hart Scholarship. Applications for the Scholarship are due March 1, 2014.
Monday, February 17, 2014
E-Resources and Libraries 9th Annual Conference is taking place next month in Austin, TX and online March 16 – 19, 2014. You don’t need to attend ER&L to take a ½ day course in Austin. Learn a new skill and a fresh perspective on your work with aworkshop. Learn how to assess the accessibility and usability of e-resource interfaces at Influencing and Improving Products: Structured Interface Reviews. Learn the basics of programming (skills we need in order to improve the way work gets done in our libraries) at Outsourcing Library Work to Your Computer with Python basics and Rails Workshop using the RailsBridge Curriculum, co-hosted with the LTG Summit. Learn how to be more comfortable at a negotiation table or in communicating your ideas at work with improv training (run by an improv troupe) at Improv in the workplace? Improve in the Workplace. Learn best practices in project management at Introduction to Project Management for Libraries. Learn how to manage, preserve and make accessible our library’s data at Electronic Resources & Data Management: A Love Story. Learn how to empower yourself and your organization by understanding what it takes to cultivate resilience at Forever Changes: cultivating resilience in times of change, challenge, uncertainty - and opportunity. Learn the best crowd-sourced workflows for managing e-resources at Developing workflow from TERMS: Techniques for Electronic Resource Management View the complete 1/2 day workshops course list and descriptions:http://www.electroniclibrarian.com/conference-info/workshops ER&L 2014 KEY DATES Feb 20 | Regular Registration Closes Mar 7-11 | SXSW Interactive Mar 16-19 | ER&L 2014 in Austin, Texas or Online March 18 | ER&L UX Day (Learn more:http://www.electroniclibrarian.com/erlplus/uxday) March 19 | ER&L Workshops Mar 20-21 | LTG Summit (Learn more: http://www.ltgsummit.org/)
For those interested in the sold-out webinar, Got a Minute?: How to Prepare Your Parking Lot Speech, sponsored by RUSA’s Just Ask, it was been recorded and has been posted on ALA Connect (no login required): http://connect.ala.org/node/218506 A big thinks to everyone who attended and to everyone who helped pull it together.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
LIS students are invited to apply for the $5,000 Roger K. Summit Scholarship. As a member of the ProQuest® Discover More Corps, you may be interested to learn about the Roger K. Summit Scholarship, presented annually in honor of Dialog's* founder, a pioneer in information systems design. Applications are being accepted now through April 30, 2014. This $5,000 (USD) award is presented to a student currently enrolled in an accredited library or information science program anywhere in the world. It is one of the many ways ProQuest shows its support for librarianship. To learn more about the scholarship or to download an application, click here. If you are an LIS instructor, please share this information with your students. If you are a student, we encourage you to apply for the scholarship. After all, someone is going to receive $5,000. Why not you? *ProQuest Dialog Visit ProQuest Discover More Corps at: http://discovermorecorps.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
American Association of Law Libraries Available Scholarships The American Association of Law Libraries (“AALL”) is committed to preparing and encouraging individuals to pursue careers in law librarianship and to seek out professional growth. For these reasons, AALL is proud to offer the following scholarships: AALL Educational Scholarships Educational scholarships are available from AALL to assist individuals studying to become law librarians with their educational expenses. Candidates may apply for more than one scholarship where appropriate. George A. Strait Minority Scholarship The George A. Strait Minority Scholarship is awarded to college graduates with law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines and are degree candidates in accredited library or law schools and who intend to have a career in law librarianship. LexisNexis John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship The LexisNexis John R. Johnson Memorial Scholarship fund is allocated at the discretion of the AALL Scholarship Committee. Marcia J. Koslov Scholarship Jointly established by AALL and member Marcia J. Koslov, this scholarship is directed at members who serve as librarians in state, court, or county libraries. Candidates may apply for more than one scholarship where appropriate. For more information, including application requirements, please click on the above links or visit http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Member-Resources/scholarships. Irene Crisci Touro College – Jacob D. Fuschberg Law Center Head of Public Services Gould Law Library 255 Central Islip New York, NY, 11722 631-761-7155
ALA launches free e-government webinar series The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland at College Park are pleased to announce the re-launch of Lib2Gov, an online e-government resource for librarians. Over the past few months, both organizations have worked to transition LibEGov—a project supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through a National Leadership Grant—into Lib2Gov. The redesigned website Lib2Gov allows libraries and government agencies to come together and collaborate, share resources and build a community of practice. Lib2Gov now provides a dedicated space where librarians can share materials, lesson plans, tutorials, stories, and other e-government content. The website offers a variety of resources from government agencies and organizations, including information on immigration, taxation, social security and healthcare. In a few weeks, both organizations will host a new monthly webinar series, “E-government @ Your Library.” The webinars will explore a variety of e-government topics that will be of interest to librarians, including mobile government and emergency preparedness, response and recovery. All webinars are free and will be archived on the Lib2Gov site. The webinar schedule for Winter/Spring 2014: Webinar 1: E-government @ Your Library (Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. EST) This webinar offers general insights into how libraries can help meet the e-government needs of their communities in general and through the Lib2Gov web resource. Register now. Speakers: John Bertot, Ph.D., co-director, Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC), and professor, in University of Maryland College Park's iSchool Ursula Gorham, graduate research associate, iPAC and doctoral candidate, University of Maryland College Park iSchool Jessica McGilvray, assistant director, Office of Government Relations at the American Library Association's Washington, D.C. office Webinar 2: Government Information Expertise Online: Beyond the First Century of Federal Depository Library Program Practice (Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 3 p.m. EST) Register now. This webinar will offer insights and techniques in how practicing government information professionals can use the strengths and opportunities of the depository library experience in several promising areas of digital reference, government information discovery tools and deliberative outreach to your community. Speakers: Cynthia Etkin, senior program planning specialist, Office of the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) John A. Shuler, associate professor, University of Illinois, Chicago University Library Webinar 3: An Introduction to Mobile Government Apps for Librarians (Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 2 p.m. EST) The webinar will cover how librarians can teach patrons to use mobile devices, provide links on our webpages to government apps, and create apps for their own e-government websites. Register now. Speakers: Isabelle Fetherston, teen librarian, Pasco County Library System Nancy Fredericks, member, Pasco County Library System Library Leadership Team Webinar 4: Roles for Libraries and Librarians in Disasters (Thursday, May 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. EST) This webinar presents information on libraries' and librarians' roles supporting their communities and the disaster workforce before, during, and after hazardous events and disasters. Register now. Speakers: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, librarian, U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center Cindy Love, librarian, U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center Elizabeth Norton, librarian, U.S. National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center Webinar 5: Beta.Congress.Gov (Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. EST) Sign-up information, as well as more information about webinar topics and speakers, is available. Please contact Jessica McGilvray (firstname.lastname@example.org) or John Bertot (email@example.com) with questions about Lib2Gov or the webinar series.
Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, February 19 3:00-4:00 pm (ET) This introductory webinar is for potential host institutions and potential residents to learn about two new residency programs in New York and Boston funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). These programs are designed to give recent graduate students the training, mentoring, hands-on experience, and professional network to launch careers in digital stewardship -- the practice of collecting, selecting, managing, preserving, and making available digital content. New York and Boston-area institutions will have the opportunity to host and mentor a resident serving a 9 month residency working on a digital stewardship project designed by the institution. The residents are compensated directly by the NDSR programs. The NDSR programs also include ongoing training, professional development, and special events for the residents and in collaboration with the host institutions and NDSR program managers. These residency programs are a continuation of the National Digital Stewardship Residency Program initiated by the IMLS and the Library of Congress and currently underway in Washington D.C. More information on the current program can be found at http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr/. Information on the New York program is at http://ndsr.nycdigital.org/ and information on the Boston program is at http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/ndsr_boston. Webinar presenters will include Andrea Goethals (Harvard Library) and Nancy McGovern (MIT Libraries), who are coordinating the Boston NDSR program, and Jefferson Bailey (METRO) who is coordinating the New York NDSR program. Register for this free event at http://metro.org/events/475/ Video of the webinar will be made publicly available afterwards and future webinars will be scheduled for those who cannot attend this date.
Society of Indiana Archvists’ 2014 Annual Meeting and Pre-Conference Workshop—registration is open! While warm weather may feel like a distant dream in this sub-zero weather, spring and the Society of Indiana Archivists’ 2014 Annual Meeting and Pre-Conference Workshop are just right around the corner! Registration is now open and the forms to send in are on the SIA website. The program and links to the forms are below. Society of Indiana Archivists 2014 Annual Meeting When: Saturday, April 5, 2014 Where: Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana 2014 Annual Meeting Program 2014 Annual Meeting Registration Form Society of Indiana Archivists 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop When: Friday, April 4, 2014 Where: Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Indiana The Society of Indiana Archivists is pleased to announce its spring workshop, “Wikipedia for Archivists,” April 4, 2014 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm at the Indiana State Library. Butler University Scholarly Communication Librarian, Franny Gaede and Information Commons and eLearning Librarian, Amanda Starkel will teach you how to improve the visibility of your collections using Wikipedia. Wikipedia Workshop Handout 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Form
A.A. Heckman Endowed Fellowship Fund The A.A. Heckman Endowed Fellowship Fund is intended to fund research, study, documentation, and dissemination of archival materials that advance the historical record and provide insight into America’s continuing relationship with-and response to-alcohol and drug use, misuse, and addiction. The Fellowship is available to scholars in the fields of anthropology, sociology, history, medicine, and related fields. Depending upon applicants’ anticipated expenses, it provides partial to full financial support for travel to and from an archives collection, including but not limited to the Hazelden Pittman Archives Collection.* Room and board expenses may also be eligible. The Fellowship will be paid upon receipt of a copy of a written document of the project's findings or results, and dated and itemized expense receipts. The number of Fellowships awarded each year and the amounts of Fellowships awarded each year will vary, depending upon the number of qualified applicants who submit applications and who are accepted, as well as the estimations of anticipated expenses. Fellowship awards may vary from $100 to $4,000 per award. Applications may require an interview. Applications are reviewed by committee, whose decisions are final. To apply for the Fellowship, please email the following information to Barbara Weiner, Library Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. YOUR NAME CONTACT INFORMATION NAME AND LOCATION OF ARCHIVE TO BE ACCESSED EDUCATION AND/OR EDUCATIONAL AFFILIATION PURPOSE OF RESEARCH SPECIFY LEARNING OUTCOMES YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE EDUCATIONAL GOAL FOR THIS FELLOWSHIP DESCRIBE THE SCHOLARLY WORK ESTIMATED PROPOSED DATES OF TRAVEL ESTIMATED DATE OF SUBMISSION OF PROJECT FINDINGS PROJECTED EXPENSES *The Hazelden Pittman Archives is a collection of historical alcoholism literature and artifacts located at Hazelden's main campus in Center City, MN, USA. It is comprised of over 1,500 books, and about 2000 pamphlets, letters, posters, postcards, trade labels, novelties, memorabilia, movies, journals, newspapers, magazines, and medicine bottles. The collection is focused on the topic of alcoholism, along with the related topics of drug addiction, prohibition, temperance, Alcoholics Anonymous, treatment, counseling, and gambling. It is available for research by appointment. ===
Monday, February 10, 2014
*Internship Title*: National Anthropological Archives SIMA Reference Internship. *Description*: The National Anthropological Archives at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History is seeking an intern to complete an archives reference project during its SIMA program, which brings a large number of graduate student researchers into the NAA research room for several weeks during the summer. The intern will have the opportunity to tailor the project to his or her own learning objectives as the NAA hosts a wide variety of researchers - both scholarly and non-scholarly - and houses a wide variety of collections with multiple media formats, levels of organization, and challenges from both preservation and access perspectives. The internship experience is an opportunity to learn - through hands-on training and one-on-one engagement with both knowledgeable staff and a variety of researchers - how the theory and principles encountered in archives coursework translate into real-world archival and reference practice. Projects often revolve around the reference process from consulting with researchers to determine the material most likely to suit their needs, to serving this material and monitoring its use in the research room. *Qualifications*: Applicants should be current students or recent graduates from an archives program and have completed or be enrolled in an introductory course in archival principles and practices. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is generally expected of graduate student interns. Proficiency in MS Word and Excel is also required, as well as the ability to lift at least 30 pounds. Preference is given to applicants with strong research, writing, organizational, and written and oral communication skills. This position also requires attention to detail and professionalism. Students interested in anthropology are encouraged to apply. *Hours and Stipend*: The internship runs through June and July 2013 (the SIMA program itself takes place June 23-July 18) and carries a stipend of $3000. The project must be completed from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Tuesdays-Fridays. *Location*: The National Anthropological Archives is located in the Smithsonian's Museum Support Center in Suitland, MD. http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/. The center is a 15-minute walk from the Suitland Metro Station on the Green Line and is also accessible via free shuttle from the National Mall. Free parking is also available. *To Apply*: Interested students should send a resume and cover letter indicating the student's background and learning objectives to Adam Minakowski at email@example.com before Friday, February 14.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Brenda S. Banks 2014 Educational Workshop Scholarship Starting in 2008, the Society of Georgia Archivists will each year award a scholarship for attendance at the SGA-sponsored Spring/Summer Workshop. Past SGA workshops have addressed a variety of themes and issues faced by archivists and archival institutions, including electronic records, exhibits, donor relations, digital collections, and funding. The purpose of the Spring/Summer Workshop and the workshop scholarship is to enhance archival education. The registration fee for the successful scholarship applicant will be waived by the Society of Georgia Archivists. Recipients will be responsible for any travel fees associated with attending the workshop. Please note that the scholarship winner is responsible for submitting their workshop registration form by the registration deadline. After the workshop, the recipient will submit a brief article on the experience for use in the SGA Newsletter. For more information on eligibility or how to apply, please visit the Brenda S. Banks Scholarship. Applications for the Scholarship are due February 28, 2014.
The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Council for Preservation Education, is announcing their historic preservation internships for summer 2014. The program is designed to allow students in historic preservation programs and allied disciplines to gain an awareness of National Park Service cultural resource management activities and to provide an opportunity to work alongside professionals in the field of historic preservation. A variety of positions in preservation and related fields are being offered at the National Park Service and partnering agencies. Attached you will find a copy of our announcement for the summer positions. I would appreciate it if you could post or pass along the notice and make it available to any students you think might be interested. The information is also available on the websites of the National Park Service at www.nps.gov/tps/education/internships.htm and the National Council at www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php . A downloadable application is available from each site as well. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2014. If this is not the most appropriate email address to send this information to, please send a corrected address to my attention at NPS_HPS_Intern@nps.gov . If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at the above address, or call me at 202-354-2025. Sincerely, Guy M. Lapsley Internship Program Coordinator Heritage Preservation Services National Park Service T 202-354-2025 F 202-371-1616
We at the Smithsonian Libraries would like to share information about our summer internship programs with your students. Information about our paid Professional Development program and our general Internship Program is below. Please pass along to anyone who may be interested! The Smithsonian Libraries will offer new, paid internships for the Professional Development Program in the summer of 2014. These internships are open to graduate students interested in working in research and museum libraries. The Libraries will award up to three paid summer internships this academic year. For the summer of 2014, internships are available in advancement, digital projects, and preservation. Candidates interested in advancement will work in the National Museum of Natural History on a gift-in-kind project as well as on events, appeals, publicity and Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board activities. Candidates interested in digital projects will work remotely for the Biodiversity Heritage Library’s 15-consortium library network, addressing user feedback for bibliographic reference inquiries as well as cataloging and metadata issues. Candidates interested in preservation will work at the Book Conservation Lab in Landover, Md., receiving an overview of basic preservation needs and performing treatments for library collections. Qualified applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, hold a 3.0 GPA in their major, demonstrate interest in the research and museological activities of the Smithsonian Institution and Libraries and show solid writing, analytical and computer skills. Interns may receive up to $500 dollars per week for a maximum of six weeks. Applications for summer 2014 internships will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 21. For more information about both paid and unpaid internship opportunities, including application requirements, visit http://library.si.edu/internships. To apply online, visit https://solaa.si.edu. In addition to the Professional Development internship program, our General Summer Internship program will soon be open with a variety of projects (part time and full time) available to both graduate students and undergraduates. Please check our website for projects soon!
Monday, February 3, 2014
> Fellowship Opportunity > > Lecturer in Library Services: Library Fellow > > > > Valparaiso University > > Valparaiso, Indiana > > > > Status: Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track; two-year full-time appointment, full benefits > > Deadline: March 3, 2014 (for full consideration) > > > > Christopher Center Library Services, and Valparaiso University, are committed to fostering a diverse student body and faculty. We are pleased to announce a new Library Fellow position with an archival focus. This two year (July 2014 – June 2016) faculty position provides the opportunity for an entry-level librarian, with a demonstrated commitment to diverse and historically underrepresented groups, to gain professional experience as an academic librarian. > > > > The detailed position description, application procedure, and position benefits can be found at http://library.valpo.edu/jobs.html.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
CFP: The Filson Historical Society Fellowships and Internships by A. Glenn Crothers The Filson Historical Society Filson Fellowships & Internships Deadline: February 17, 2014 The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky, invites applications for fellowships to support research in The Filson’s collections, and internships. Applications must be postmarked by February 17, 2014. Detailed information about fellowships, internships, and application procedures can be found on The Filson's Web site at: http://filsonhistorical.org/education-programs/fellowships-internships/. Information about The Filson's collections can be found on the online catalog at: http://filsonhistorical.org/collections-research/online-catalogue/. The Filson anticipates that Fellows will publicize the results of their research in Ohio Valley History, the peer-reviewed journal published jointly by The Filson and the Cincinnati Museum Center. Questions about the fellowship and internship programs should be directed to Dr. A. Glenn Crothers, Director of Research at The Filson: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Founded on May 15, 1884, the mission of The Filson Historical Society is to collect, preserve and tell the significant stories of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley history and culture. The Filson is headquartered in the Ferguson Mansion in Old Louisville and houses a library, a museum, and a special collections department. The Filson’s fellowship and internship program is made possible in part by the Thomas Walker Bullitt Perpetual Trust. Dr. A. Glenn Crothers Director of Research Co-Editor, Ohio Valley History The Filson Historical Society 1310 South Third Street Louisville, KY 40208 502-635-5083 firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Professor of History University of Louisville Louisville, KY 40292 502-852-3757 email@example.com
Call for Chapter Proposals for Virtual Reference in Modern Libraries: Innovative Methods for User Interaction. (apologies for cross-posting) Introduction For release in the Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series. The ALIS Book Series aims to expand the body of library science literature by covering a wide range of topics affecting the profession and field at large. The series also seeks to provide readers with an essential resource for uncovering the latest research in library and information science management, development, and technologies. With budget cuts and doubts about the necessity of the roles librarians play, it may seem as if we haven't any time to explore new ways to interact with our users. In fact, the opposite is true. Many librarians are taking their limitations and turning them into innovations. This surge in creativity needs to be shared across the profession so that other libraries and librarians can benefit. Objective This book will explore innovative methods for reaching and interacting with users, especially in terms of virtual reference. The chapters in this book will focus on various types of virtual reference that libraries have adopted in recent years. It will also look at ways librarians are virtually interacting with their users and be written for librarians who want to learn techniques that can be applied at their own libraries and enhance their own users' experiences. Target Audience The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and knowledge management in various aspects of librarianship, e.g., reference, public services, instruction, and technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support to librarians who wish to develop these skills in their own careers. Recommended Topics Virtual Reference Programs Social Media SMS Reference Chat Reference Virtual Information Needs Email Reference Reference Interactions via Mobile Device Submission Procedure Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 30, 2014 a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by February 15, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. For more information on the project, you can visit this link: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1194. Propose a Chapter for this book here: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/submit/1194 Publisher This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2015. Important Dates January 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline February 15, 2014: Notification of Acceptance May 30, 2014: Full chapter Submission July 30, 2014: Review Results to Authors August 30, 2014: Revised Chapter Submission October 15, 2014: Submission of Final Chapters Inquiries Sonnet Ireland Head of Federal Documents, Microforms, and Analog Media Earl K. Long Library University of New Orleans Tel.: 504.280.7276 Fax: 504.280.7277 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Image Permanence Institute Photograph Research Internship IPI is seeking a 12-15 month intern to assist in developing content for an online print identification resource, Graphics Atlas, www.graphicsatlas.org. The internship will begin in spring/summer 2014, depending on availability of the selected applicant. The Graphics Atlas internship is a paid position sponsored by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with a monthly stipend of $1200. Description IPI’s Graphics Atlas is a sophisticated, online print identification and characterization resource, www.graphicsatlas.org. The intern’s primary responsibilities will be to conduct research on photographic processes, history and technologies and to develop written content for Graphics Atlas. The intern will also help prepare outreach materials to extend the audience of the website. The intern will gain thorough knowledge of documentation and imaging techniques, the history and techniques of photographic processes, types and mechanisms of deterioration associated with each process, and will come away with a deep understanding of print identification through hands-on interaction with IPI’s prolific study collection, library and microscopy facilities. Qualifications/Skills Bachelor’s degree minimum education is required. Applicants should be working towards or considering a career in archives, library sciences, photograph conservation, preservation, history, or related fields. Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills, an interest in photographic processes and technology, be self motivated and able to work independently as well as collaboratively. Some knowledge of photographic history and processes is preferred, but not required. Application Deadline and Requirements Application deadline is March 1, 2014. Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and three references (names and contact information only). Please email application materials to Alice Carver-Kubik at email@example.com.
Conservation Summer Internship, University of Kansas Libraries, Lawrence, KS 40 hours per week; 8 week assignment (between May and September) $12.50 / hour Deadline for application is February 28, 2014 The University of Kansas is seeking applicants for its 2014 Summer Conservation Internship. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake and complete a conservation project and gain insight into the workings of a dynamic preservation department. Conservation decision-making and documentation for library and archival collections will be stressed. The main summer project will focus on treatment of paper-based material from the World War I era. Other small projects may be added after agreement by the conservator and intern. Focus will be on special collections and archival materials. This summer internship is appropriate for highly motivated pre-program students with treatment experience, current students, and recent graduates of conservation training programs and their equivalents. To apply, please submit the following items: 1. Cover letter (including how the internship will help the applicant reach professional goals) 2. Current resume, including list of conservation/preservation classes or completed training 3. Contact information for two references (including phone and email) 4. Two sample treatment or project reports (with images) Applicants must have student or working visas if not U.S. citizens. To apply, see http://employment.ku.edu/jobs/4627 . For information about past internships at the University of Kansas Libraries see: http://lib.ku.edu/conservation/internships The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University encourages applications from underrepresented group members. Federal and state statutes prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status. In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, and gender expression.
The Mary and Samuel Somit Preservation Internship The University of Chicago Library The University of Chicago Library is accepting applications for the 2014 Mary and Samuel Somit Preservation Internship. The Internship program has been made possible through the generosity of Dr. Albert Somit, AB '41, PhD '47, University of Chicago alumnus and past president of Southern Illinois University. Established to honor his parents’ legacy, the Internship serves the needs of the Library’s collection, and prepares individuals for the important work of preserving library resources for research and teaching. Internship - Summer 2014 The six-week Internship is intended to provide students with an opportunity to learn about a comprehensive program for the care of collections and to apply their skills and knowledge in a research library setting. Under the guidance of the Preservation Librarian and other Library staff, the Intern will learn about Preservation Department operations and undertake a project based on the needs of the collection and the priorities of the Library. The Mary & Samuel Somit Internship provides a $4,000 stipend. Applicants must commit to six consecutive weeks of full-time work to occur between June 1st and August 30th. Internship Project: For the summer 2014 Internship, the Internship project will focus on the care and digitization of photographs of the Middle East including collections of albumen prints and stereoscopic cards dating from the mid-19th to the early 20th century. These photographs were intended for the burgeoning tourist trade and served as an important method of entertainment, education, and virtual travel. Images include landscapes, monuments of the Middle East’s medieval and ancient past, as well as scenes of daily life. Since the 19th century, much has been altered or transformed so that in some cases the images are the only surviving records of the Middle East’s history. This project will involve collaboration with the Preservation Department’s Digitization and Conservation Units, the Digital Library Development Center, Technical Services, and Subject Bibliographers. Aspects of the project may include: · High-resolution scanning of photographs; testing on various types of scanners to determine the optimum equipment for capture · Creating metadata records for preservation and access based on imaging technology, printed and handwritten captions, catalog records, finding aids, a legacy website, and other printed and online sources · Determining derivative file specifications for optimal online presentation · Evaluating the collection’s physical condition and preservation needs; recommending rehousing options Eligibility and Requirements: The Internship is open to recent graduates and currently enrolled students of a conservation program or library program with a specialization in preservation or digitization; or students with equivalent experience and preservation or conservation training. Experience with the application of digitization standards and metadata for images is desirable. To apply for the Internship individuals must electronically submit a letter of application, a resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Graduates or currently enrolled students in a graduate program should also provide a list of completed preservation and other relevant courses. To be considered an applicant, individuals must be eligible to work in the United States and be able to work six consecutive weeks of full-time work between June 1st and August 30th. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2014. Submit electronic applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information please see our Somit Preservation Internship website (http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/about/departments/preservation/somit/) or contact: Sherry Byrne, Preservation Librarian University of Chicago Library email@example.com.
Proposals Submission Deadline – March 1, 2014 14th Annual Brick and Click Libraries An Academic Library Conference Friday, November 7, 2014 Symposium Web site: brickandclick.org Facebook: Brick and Click Libraries Twitter: @BCconf What is the "Brick and Click Libraries” conference? + A one-day practical conference relevant to academic librarians providing resources and services for traditional and online students and faculty. + An opportunity to present your ideas and findings. What presentation topics are you looking for? http://bit.ly/BCtopics Is there a fee reduction for presenters? Presenter fee is $100; attendee fee is $135 Along with giving a presentation, is there an opportunity to publish a paper? Yes! http://bit.ly/BCguide What presentation formats are available? 50-minute session: http://bit.ly/BC50mins 10-minute Lightning Round: http://bit.ly/BC10min What if I have other questions? Send questions to Kathy Hart: firstname.lastname@example.org Best regards, Kathy Hart and Carolyn Johnson, Co-Coordinators Brick and Click Libraries B.D. Owens Library Northwest Missouri State University Symposium Web site: brickandclick.org
The 13th annual Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference will take place September 11-12, 2014, in Portland Oregon at Portland Community College - Sylvania Campus! Look for registration opening early in May. Lori Reed, co-author of Workplace Learning and Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers
, will be this year’s keynote speaker.
Call for Proposals
The NWILL Conference Program Committee invites proposals for lightning rounds (7 minutes) and regular sessions (45 minutes) of interest to interlibrary loan and resource sharing practitioners.
The following topics are of interest to the Program Committee, but we welcome proposals on other topics as well:
* Managing your ILL statistics
* Sustainable ILL, greening practices
* Coping with fewer resources
* ILL for public libraries
* Succession planning
* Libraries without books, what does it mean for ILL?
* Keeping track of licensing of e-content for ILL
* Training staff and students
* Shared Print
Check our Program page for more information and to submit a proposal. Deadline: February 28, 2014
conference attendance scholarship opportunity: Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians 2014 Annual Conference The Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians will award three student scholarships to attend its 2014 Annual Conference. Information about the conference is available at http://ovgtsl2014.wordpress.com/. Scholarships cover conference registration and lodging for two nights (May 28th and 29th) at the Ohio University Inn in Athens, Ohio. Any full or part-time student enrolled in either on-campus or distance learning courses at an ALA-accredited library and information science school in Indiana, Kentucky or Ohio as of Spring 2014 (including those graduating in Spring 2014) is eligible to apply. Applicants should submit a resume and a short statement (around 250 words) summarizing how they think they would benefit from attending this conference. Submit applications via email (MS Word or PDF attachment preferred) to Carrie Preston, email@example.com. Please include “OVGTSL 2014 Scholarship Application” in the subject line. Please include your name, address, phone number, graduate school, and your expected graduation date in your email. Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a brief review of the conference and their experiences which will be published in the post-conference newsletter. Application for the scholarship will close on February 7. _______________________________________________________ Carrie Preston Head of Web Services | Ohio University Libraries (740) 597-1973 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is now open for SEI 2014 (the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management): http://sei2014.org/registration/. Places traditionally have filled up quickly for this intensive workshop that specifically addresses the requirements of today's professional in hands-on and lecture modules. Reserve your spot today! SEI 2014 will be held at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign from June 10-13, 2014. The curriculum includes sessions on intellectual property rights, metadata, imaging, project management, and digital preservation. We are happy to announce that once again this year five scholarships will be sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and you'll find instructions on applying for the scholarships on the SEI website. Kress Scholarship applications are due by February 7, 2014. SEI is suited to information professionals new to the field, current or recent graduate students, and more experienced professionals eager to respond to fast-changing technological advancements and job requirements. Individuals holding a range of professional roles have benefitted from past SEIs, including image collection managers, university and public librarians, archivists, and museum professionals responsible for image rights and reproductions. For more on SEI 2014, visit the website at http://sei2014.org/. Graduates of SEI 2013 felt it was well worth the investment, providing perspectives not typically covered in graduate library science curricula. They praised the expertise and preparedness of the instructors, and also appreciated opportunities for sharing problem-solving perspectives, especially in the “Think Camp” session. In the post-SEI survey one participant summed up the experience saying "Since grad school courses never covered images, SEI really solidified my knowledge. It was especially useful to see the visual resources/art library/museum perspective on metadata and digital collection management.” Follow SEI on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SummerEducationalInstitute Please contact SEI co-chairs Amy Trendler (email@example.com) or Meghan Musolff (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Subject: position(s): National Library of Medicine recruiting for multiple positions; Bethesda, MD The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent library science graduates for paid internships to fill entry level librarian or information science positions. The positions offer a unique opportunity to work at the world’s largest biomedical library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the biomedical knowledge for the benefit of the public’s health. Positions are available in: Health Services Research, Public Health and Health Information Technology · Engage with the public health and health services research communities in order to create and manage health information resources that serve their needs · Support development of knowledge and information resources to promote interoperable exchange of data and information using standardized vocabularies and codesets, standardized survey tools and assessment instruments, and common data elements and measures Technical Services · Assist with acquisition of materials for the NLM collection and management of licensed electronic resources · Apply medical subject headings and supplemental metadata to citations from specialized scientific and technical materials Preservation; Digital Preservation; Rare Book Cataloging · Provide proper management, preservation and care of historical and non-historical collections, including monographs, serials, archives, manuscripts, oral histories, prints, photographs, posters, ephemera, motion pictures, video recordings, sound recordings, and other materials · Participate in digital technology, digital imaging and preservation of analog and digital formats · Cataloging of rare books in the NLM’s History of Medicine Division Consumer Health · Organize consumer health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness, in both English and Spanish through MedlinePlus, the NLM consumer health web site Web Site Development and Social Media · Support site development, or new responsive web design for MedlinePlus · Contribute to social media initiatives of NLM Data and Literature Management · Design qualitative and quantitative assessments of tools and processes used in the indexing of biomedical literature · Provide technical and research support for automated (machine-assisted) indexing initiatives involving biomedical literature · Assist with data content review and editing of bibliographic citations, including HTML or XML tagging and metadata application, to ensure data quality and consistency · Test and evaluate NLM search systems, including the content in the systems and the interfaces used to access the systems. Communication & Outreach · Research and write articles for internal and external publications · Assist with tours, digital signage and other outreach activities · Assist in developing social media strategies and content Pay: GS-9 level with a pay rate of $52,146 Benefits: health insurance, and other benefits Eligibility: Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on or after 12/27/10 Apply through USAJobs at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/360145900 NLM is participating in the NIH Pathways Recent Graduates Program. NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation. Questions: Kathel Dunn Associate Fellowship Coordinator National Library of Medicine Kathel.email@example.com 301.435.4083
VRA: THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF IMAGE MEDIA PROFESSIONALS The Visual Resources Association’s 32nd Annual Conference will be held March 12-15, 2014 at the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Please take a moment to view the full schedule. Included here are some selected highlights among many: Sessions and case studies covering topics such as collaborative practices amongst both traditional and nontraditional disciplines and within archival and special collections, international copyright and resources, broadening professional roles, the management of moving image collections, basic and advanced (RDF & LOD) cataloging procedures, DAM implementation, expanding VRA Core 4 capabilities, personal digital archiving, and more. Opening speaker, Philip Yenawine, Co-Founding Director, Visual Thinking Strategies, 3/12. Exciting tours of the Harley-Davidson Museum & Design Archive, 3/12, and the Lakefront Brewery, 3/15. Don’t miss out on networking opportunities provided by the Birds of a Feather Lunches throughout the conference, and the Sponsors’ Meet and Greet & Poster Presentations, 3/13. Honor associates at the Members & Awards Dinner, 3/13. Informative workshops (many free for conference registrants) with limited participation, so don’t postpone registration. Unwind with colleagues at the Friday Evening Drink ‘n’ Draw with Stephanie Barenz (Pfister Hotel’s Artist in Residence), 3/14. Closing speaker, Matthew Israel, Director, The Art Genome Project at Artsy, 3/15. The online conference schedule allows for Sign up / Log in via SCHED to connect with your favorite social media sites, create custom schedules, and share interests with fellow attendees. (Please note that you cannot register via SCHED.) Search for “vra32.sched.org” on your mobile device to download an app for the schedule so that you’ll have access at your fingertips. So register now to take advantage of reduced rate early bird fees before they end on February 14th. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Questions? Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities 77th ASIST Annual Meeting October 31 - November 4, 2014 Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA http://www.asis.org/asist2014/ SUBMISDSION URL: https://www.conftool.pro/asist2014/index.php?page=login The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. The ASIST AM gathers leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share innovations, ideas, research, and insights into the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance, and society. ASIST AM has an established record for pushing the boundaries of information studies, exploring core concepts and ideas, and creating new technological and conceptual configurations -- all situated in interdisciplinary discourses. The conference welcomes contributions from all areas of information science and technology. The conference celebrates plurality in methods, theories and conceptual frameworks and has historically presented research and development from a broad spectrum of domains, as encapsulated in ASIST’s many special interest groups: Arts & Humanities; Bioinformatics; Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts; Classification Research; Critical Issues; Digital Libraries; Education for Information Science; Health Informatics; History & Foundations of Information Science; Human Computer Interaction; Information Architecture; Information Needs, Seeking and Use; Information Policy; International Information Issues; Knowledge Management; Library Technologies; Management; Metrics; Scientific & Technical Information; Social Informatics; and Visualization, Images & Sound. Important Dates Papers, Panels, and Workshops: Submissions: April 30th Notifications: June 11th Final copies: July 15th Posters: Submissions: July 1th Notifications: July 30th Final copies: August 20th (All deadlines: midnight, Hawaii Standard Time) . Richard Hill Executive Director Association for Information Science and Technology 1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510 Silver Spring, MD 20910 FAX: (301) 495-0810 (301) 495-0900
Beta Phi Mu/LRRT Research Paper Award for 2014 This award is being jointly presented by The Beta Phi Mu International Honor Society (http://www.beta-phi-mu.org/) and the American Library Association’s Library Research Round Table (http://www.ala.org/lrrt/) to recognize excellent research into problems related to the profession of librarianship. Any ALA member is eligible for this $500 award, and all methodologies and research topics/questions are eligible for consideration. The criteria to be followed for the selection of an award winner are: · Importance of the research question or problem (20 points) · Adequacy of the review of relevant literature (10 points) · Appropriateness of the methodology used (10 points) · Effectiveness of the application of the methodology (20 points) · Addition of the findings to the knowledge and/or praxis in the field of librarianship (20 points) · Articulation of the conclusions emanating from the study (10 points) · Clarity and completeness (10 points) The submissions will be limited to a 2,000-word abstract. Submissions should be made electronically to the contact person. The submissions must not have been previously published. The bibliographic style should follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. for references with volume (date): pages. Submissions should be made electronically to the contact person below and must not have been published prior to March 1, 2014. Individuals may submit only one paper. Jointly authored proposals are acceptable, but all authors must be ALA members, and will split the award of $500. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2014. All submissions that meet the deadline and the criteria will be considered. The proposals will undergo a blind-review process by a joint BPM/LRRT award committee and the winner will be notified by May 1, 2014. Please include a title page with title of proposal and author contact information including name, institutional affiliation, mailing address and email address. The award will be presented during one of LRRT’s research programs at the ALA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, June 26-July 1, 2014. Email Submissions as Word documents only to: Amanda Ros, BPM President and Award Chair University of Houston-Clear Lake Alfred R. Neumann Library 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058-1002 Phone: 281-283-3938 Fax: 281-283-3937 email@example.com
The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship An extraordinary opportunity for an extraordinary new Children's Librarian. Harold W. McGraw Jr. was an active supporter of Darien Library with a personal commitment to education and a belief in the important role a child's library experiences play in the beginning of life-long literacy. The McGraw family has funded the formation of a Children's Librarian Fellowship at Darien Library to honor his memory, through a two-year full-salaried position for a recent Master in Library Science graduate who possesses: · Exemplary scholarship · A passion for working with children and for the development of literacy · Significant leadership promise · Strong personal qualities · A penchant for technology Selection Process The Fellowship will be open to LIS graduates from an accredited Library School in the United States or Canada who will have received his or her diploma between December 1, 2013 and September 1, 2014. Applications will be due March 31, 2014. After initial screening, interviews for finalists will be held at a mutually convenient time and place, and the finalist will be invited to visit Darien Library for a meeting with the Fellowship Committee prior to appointment. Term The successful applicant will be employed at Darien Library for two years, commencing approximately July 1, 2014, with a final employment date of June 30, 2016. Compensation The Fellow will be paid initially at the Connecticut Library Association MLS minimum salary for entry-level positions (for 2013: $51,675) with full benefits, paid membership in CLA and ALA, and funding for attendance at the American Library Association Annual Meeting and other meetings as appropriate. Position Parameters The Fellow will work as a member of the Children's Services team, providing reference and reader's advisory services in addition to creating and conducting programs for children and families. The Fellow will be given specific, defined, high-stakes projects and responsibilities that will be determined by the candidate's skills and interests. The Fellowship will provide experience, growth, and challenges in the following areas: · Children's materials collection development · Program development, implementation, and evaluation · Outreach to defined areas of the community · Continuing education and professional development · Access to the latest technology This Fellowship is an opportunity to work on significant projects and gain experience in close coordination with a strong staff. More information about the Fellowship and application process is available at darienlibrary.org/mcgrawfellowship.
*Barbara Holley Library Intern* The Musselman Library Intern will work closely with several Library Departments and gain valuable experience in many aspects of library operations, procedures, and management. The intern will rotate among Special Collections, Reference & Instruction, Technical Services, and User Services. Please visit http://www.gettysburg.edu/library/information/general/internships/holley.dotfor a more detailed description of duties in each department. *This internship is designed for an individual who has recently completed an undergraduate degree (before June 2014) and is considering a career in information science, librarianship, or archives and records management. * This is a 37.5 hour/week paid position, with hours on weekdays. The position includes benefits (paid vacation, medical insurance, and sick leave). Qualification and Skill Requirements: Recent Bachelor's degree. Strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills are necessary, as well as an ability to interact with a wide variety of people. Demonstrated knowledge of standard computer applications and the Internet. Facility with the Microsoft Office Suite and web authoring software a plus. The position entails frequent contact with college and community patrons and library staff. Previous library work and/or library research experience highly desirable. Starting and Ending Dates This is a one-year appointment beginning June 2, 2014. Application Procedure: Please visit our website to submit application materials through our on-line system: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/836. This position will remain open through February 21, 2014. If you have questions about the position, please contact Meggan Smith, Reference & Instruction Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (717) 337-7009.