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ALSC Building Partnerships

Online Doc March Blog Post for Committee Review

by Keturah Cappadonia on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 11:25 am

Hello,

I'm attaching the blog post I have written for March to be reviewed by the committee. Please let me know what you all think.

 

Thank you,

 

Keturah Cappadonia

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Rare Books Cataloging Librarian, Baylor University (apply by April 30)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 09:33 am

Rare Books Cataloging Librarian

Library Collections Services

Moody Memorial Library

 https://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/3461 

Baylor University invites applications for an Academic Professional faculty position within the University Libraries.

The person we want to hire

Rare Books Cataloging Librarian

Library Collections Services

Moody Memorial Library

 https://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/3461 

Baylor University invites applications for an Academic Professional faculty position within the University Libraries.

The person we want to hire

The Baylor University Libraries seek a creative, collegial, and collaborative librarian to join our Cataloging & Metadata team. First and foremost, the person we want to hire must be passionate about cataloging and understands how this vocation underpins the research and scholarly discovery activities that occur in academic research library settings. Ideally this person will have expertise in rare books cataloging and extensive familiarity with effective descriptive practices for antiquaria and other unique materials frequently found in library special collections.

Highlighted Responsibilities:

  • Perform original and complex copy cataloging of rare materials in all physical formats, ephemera, and collection-level records for all libraries and collections within the University Libraries.  May assist with other formats as needed
  • Collaborate with Metadata and Catalog Librarian to create, review, and edit metadata for the Library’s unique materials, including rare books, artists’ books, serials, maps, graphics, realia, publications by the university and its faculty, and web-based materials in multiple languages, formats, and time periods, according to national and local standards for rare materials description
  • Provide documentation, training, and guidance to cataloging staff performing special collections cataloging
  • Work in close collaboration with other stakeholders to establish cataloging priorities for special collections materials, and to establish priorities for processing collections in the backlog, including determining appropriate levels of treatment for groups of materials

 

Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program (well-qualified candidates receiving the degree by May 31, 2018 will also be considered}. This person must also have experience with RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats, and online cataloging management techniques as well as familiarity with some metadata standards such as Dublin Core. For a full list of requirements and more details about the position, please visit https://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/3461 .

 

Who we are

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris. (baylor.edu/profuturis/).

To learn more about the Baylor University Libraries and Baylor University, please visit us online at baylor.edu/lib and baylor.edu.  We are located in Waco, Texas, a city recently named to TripAdvisor’s 2018 Top Destinations on the Rise in the USA. To learn more about the Waco community, please visit any of the following websites:

https://wacoheartoftexas.com/

http://www.waco-texas.com/about.asp

http://wacochamber.com/community/about-waco/

Procedure

To apply, please submit a letter of application and a résumé or current curriculum vitae via email to Kenneth L. Carriveau, Jr., Chair, Rare Books Cataloging Librarian Search Committee, at Kenneth_Carriveau@baylor.edu. Review of completed applications will begin by April 30, 2018. Start date is negotiable but preferred no later than August 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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Universal Accessibility Interest Group (ACRL)

Online Doc Minutes from ALA Midwinter 2018 meeting

by Adina Mulliken (non-member) on Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 09:27 am

The minutes are attached.  Please feel free to let me know if you have corrections.

submitted by Adina Mulliken

GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion ALA Connect gray-out

by Shari Laster on Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 07:40 pm

The ALA Connect gray-out will disrupt our usual communication channels; please check the GODORT wiki (http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/Main_Page) for updates, or send questions & comments directly to me. 

ALA has indicated that they will create a temporary listserv for current GODORT members; if it happens, y'all will hear more from me. :-) 

GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion GODORT Virtual Meeting: Title 44 Reform & H.R. 5305

by Shari Laster on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 03:35 pm

Earlier this week, H.R. 5305 was introduced in Congress. The FDLP Modernization Act of 2018 would make changes to the Federal Depository Library Program and other GPO public access programs. 

Earlier this week, H.R. 5305 was introduced in Congress. The FDLP Modernization Act of 2018 would make changes to the Federal Depository Library Program and other GPO public access programs. 

ALA Washington Office has posted an H.R. 5305 overview, including the letter of support co-signed by ALA, AALL, and ARL [PDF]. A summary of key provisions, also from Washington Office, is attached to this post. 

GODORT will host a virtual meeting and discussion, open to all ALA members, about this legislation. The meeting will be recorded for those who are not able to attend. 

For questions about the meeting, or to request a link to the recording, please contact Shari Laster (shari@alumni.rice.edu). 

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ALCTS Affiliates

Discussion Nebraska Library Association

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 05:12 pm

Nebraska Library Association Technical Services Round Table

http://www.nebraskalibraries.org/group/TSRT

October NLA Conference -- term begins October.
Spring Round Table meetings.

 

2017-2018 officers:

Chair: Euemduan C. Osmera (University of Nebraska Medical Center McGoogan Library of Medicine)

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Corinne C. Jacox (Creighton University Law Library) 

Secretary: Allison Reisig (Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff Learning Resource Center)

Nebraska Library Association Technical Services Round Table

http://www.nebraskalibraries.org/group/TSRT

October NLA Conference -- term begins October.
Spring Round Table meetings.

 

2017-2018 officers:

Chair: Euemduan C. Osmera (University of Nebraska Medical Center McGoogan Library of Medicine)

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Corinne C. Jacox (Creighton University Law Library) 

Secretary: Allison Reisig (Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff Learning Resource Center)

 

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ALCTS Affiliates

Discussion Missouri Library Association

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 05:09 pm

Missouri Library Association Technical Services Community of Interest (TSCI)

http://molib.org/get-involved/communities-of-interest/technical-services-tech-services/

Transition of officers is January 1st of each year.

MLA Conference takes place in October.

Missouri Library Association Technical Services Community of Interest (TSCI)

http://molib.org/get-involved/communities-of-interest/technical-services-tech-services/

Transition of officers is January 1st of each year.

MLA Conference takes place in October.

2018 Officers:

Chair:
Fiona Holly
Reference-Outreach Librarian
Conception Abbey and Seminary College
37174 State Hwy VV
Conception, MO 64433
fholly@conception.edu

Vice-Chair:
Dylan Martin
Graduate Reference Assistant
University of Missouri Columbia
165 Ellis Library
Columbia, MO 65201
dtmgy5@mail.missouri.edu

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ACRL International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group

Discussion Webinar: Academic Librarianship in Côte d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast

by Raymond Pun on Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 05:06 pm

Title: Academic Librarianship in Côte d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast  
 
Date: 4/25, Wednesday at 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST 
 

Title: Academic Librarianship in Côte d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast  
 
Date: 4/25, Wednesday at 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST 
 
Link to attend/RSVP: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/1b9c822ba9930971cde7dc3c8da9331e
 
Recorded Link: To Be Added
 
Summary: Interested in learning more about academic librarianship in Côte d'Ivoire also known as Ivory Coast? A librarian in this country from West Africa will be speaking about his professional experiences and providing greater context of academic librarianship. All are welcome to attend! Presentation will be in English. Webinar will be recorded here as well.  
 
Speaker:

Adou Jean-Constant Atta, Head of Digital Library Services, Ecole Normale Supérieure d 'Abidjan

More info about Mr. Atta, (in French): http://bsfcampus.org/index.php/charity-blog/257-interview-d-adou-jean-co...

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ALCTS Affiliates

Discussion Ohio Library Council

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 05:06 pm

Ohio Library Council Technical Services Division

http://olc.org/about-us/divisions/technical-services-division/

Action Council

Christopher Hill, Coordinator (2018)
Greene County Public Library
Work: (937) 736-7254
E-Mail: chill@gcpl.lib.oh.us

Ohio Library Council Technical Services Division

http://olc.org/about-us/divisions/technical-services-division/

Action Council

Christopher Hill, Coordinator (2018)
Greene County Public Library
Work: (937) 736-7254
E-Mail: chill@gcpl.lib.oh.us

Misty Alvaro, Assistant Coordinator (2018)
Upper Arlington Public Library
Work: (614) 486-0900
E-Mail: malvaro@ualibrary.org

Barbara Satow, Secretary (2018)
Cleveland Public Library
Work:  (216) 623-2885
E-Mail:  barbara.satow@cpl.org

 

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ALCTS Affiliates

Discussion Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 05:03 pm

Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL)

http://www.notsl.org/

Spring (April) and Fall program meetings

Officers (Spring Elections)

Chair
Mike Monaco
Coordinator, Cataloging Services
University Libraries, Electronic Services
The University of Akron
261 B Bierce Library
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, Ohio 44325-1712
330.972.2446

Northern Ohio Technical Services Librarians (NOTSL)

http://www.notsl.org/

Spring (April) and Fall program meetings

Officers (Spring Elections)

Chair
Mike Monaco
Coordinator, Cataloging Services
University Libraries, Electronic Services
The University of Akron
261 B Bierce Library
302 Buchtel Common
Akron, Ohio 44325-1712
330.972.2446

Vice Chair / Chair Elect
Andrea Johnson
Catalog Manager
Cleveland Public Library
Catalog Department
17133 Lake Shore Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44110
216.623.2886

Past Chair and Scholarship Committee Chair
Margaret Maurer
Associate Professor Emerita
Kent State University Libraries
1635 Martin Rd.
Mogadore, Ohio 44260
330.628.0313

Secretary
Erin Valentine
Technical Services Librarian
Cleveland Public Library
Catalog Department
17133 Lake Shore Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44110-4006
216.623.2885

 

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