Librarian Shipwreck had an interesting post about the protesters in Turkey getting their library up and running. Remember when our Occupy protestors here in the U.S. launched their own “for the people” library?
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The CENIC LibraryNet Keynote presentation regarding the issue of bandwidth in our libraries, and what we can do about it, has been uploaded to our documents page.
The nomination period for CLA Member of the Year Award has opened. Please consider nominating a fantastic colleague for this prestigious award. The Member of the Year Award recognizes an individual member of the California Library Association for his or her outstanding contributions, leadership and achievements in service to California libraries. The award is given to a CLA Member who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of libraries and librarianship through professional activities. Consideration for selection includes: distinguished service to the profession; active and innovative leadership in the development of libraries and the improvement of library service; and outstanding contributions in promoting libraries and bringing community, regional or statewide recognition to libraries. For more information take a look at the link below.
Alameda Free Library is hiring for a Circulation Supervisor and a Teen/Adult Services Librarian. See all job postings at http://www.cityofalamedaca.gov/City-Hall/Job-Opportunities. Both positions close on November 26th, so if you are interested, take advantage of the long holiday weekend to get your applications in.
Also, Happy Thanksgiving!
POSTED 12 June 2012 / REVIEW BEGINS 9 July 2012
FOR MORE INFORMATION: URL: http://libguides.nps.edu/admin
The Dudley Knox Library at the Naval Postgraduate School seeks interested students working on their Library and Information Science Master’s degree for several extended internship opportunities.
Put your coursework “to work” while contributing to the graduate education of approximately 3,000 resident and distance learning student-officers and civilians from the US and allied nations. An internship at Dudley Knox Library is an opportunity to gain experience in a higher-education library while simultaneously exploring the wide array of library and information jobs available in US federal service.
The ideal candidates will apply basic principles learned through graduate coursework and/or practical experience in one or more of these areas:
- · WEB SERVICES (including: usability; design; content; information architecture; mobile apps; project management)
- · METADATA SERVICES (including: AACR2; Dublin Core; MARC; Library of Congress Subject Headings; spreadsheet, reporting, and scripting skills)
- · E-RESOURCES SERVICES (including: licensing; trouble-shooting; statistical and usage analysis; visual display of complex data; spreadsheet, database, and scripting skills)
- · DIGITAL and ARCHIVAL SERVICES (including: retrospective conversion from analog to digital of print and audio visual materials; project management; spreadsheet, database, and scripting skills)
Candidate(s) must be: US citizen(s) and currently enrolled in university taking a minimum of 6 hours of graduate credit. The Naval Postgraduate School is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
Work schedule: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm in Monterey, California. Salary range: $17.76 – $22.00 / hour
The Pacific Library Partnership (PLP) is looking for a fund development consultant to work with San José Public Library’s adult literacy program, Partners in Reading, to lay the foundation for an individual donor campaign to develop a new renewable, sustainable revenue stream to support the program. The model developed through this project will be shared with other California library adult literacy programs that may wish to implement a similar project.
For the full RFP go to the RFP Page located under the Documents tab.
Successful Volunteer Recruitment Strategies: Capturing the Talent of Baby Boomers and the Generations that Follow
Presenter: Carla Lehn
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012
12 Noon Pacific
For more information and to participate in the Thursday, February 23, 2012 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/successful-volunteer-recruitment
- Do you ever wonder what motivates volunteers?
- Are you wondering where to find talented volunteers?
- What projects or programs do you have that will attract them?
Baby boomers and the generations that follow are seeking new ways to use their skills and experience to make a difference in their communities. Your library is uniquely positioned to benefit from these volunteers. This webinar will provide tools, techniques, and models for volunteer engagement.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will:
- Understand the potential for engaging high impact, skilled volunteers to assist public libraries.
- Know how to engage this talent to extend the library’s capacity in the community and to benefit from these new library advocates and supporters.
- Understand the motivations behind why people volunteer.
- Be able to create diverse and meaningful skilled volunteer positions that will attract a broad range of community volunteers, especially baby boomers.
- Plan to implement a variety of successful volunteer recruitment strategies that go far beyond the “Volunteer Here” sign on the Circulation Desk.
This webinar will be of interest volunteer managers, literacy coordinators and other staff or volunteers who engage or manage volunteers in libraries.
This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge and registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No Passwords are required. For Tips and Registration Information, please go to http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/tips.html
If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at:
Hartnell College is recruiting for a full-time Technology Librarian. If you are interested, check out the announcement for all the details at http://www.hartnell.edu/hr/jobs/JobFlyer-LIB2012MC_FINAL_2.pdf.
Title: Developing Online Tutorials for Patron and Staff Instruction (An Infopeople Online Course)
Dates: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – Monday, February 27, 2012
To register for this course: Click the link to Online Registration at: http://infopeople.org/training/developing-online-tutorials
Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.
From library tours to task-oriented skill building and staff training, this course will provide options for developing effective online tutorials. Unleash your creative juices to maximize use of resources and services by producing engaging online tutorials for your patrons and staff!
Have you ever found yourself explaining or demonstrating the same process over and over to users or staff? Ever wished you could refer users to online sources for standard information and skill-building, freeing your time to address more in-depth questions? Do you know of a particular service or resource that challenges your users or staff? Could your online videos and screencasts reach a larger user community?
This course will provide a structure for developing short online tutorials targeted to specific library users, staff, applications, services, and resources. Through an exploration of available free and industry-leading tools, we will examine the process for creating online tutorials, promoting their availability, incorporating them into training programs, and reusing content and assets in your tutorial development efforts. We will examine the use of screencasting to produce video-based modules that can be accessed both within the library and from remote locations via the web.