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File ALSC_C-T_September_2017_Meeting_Minutes

by Angela Nolet on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 06:17 pm

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ALSC Advocacy and Legislation Committee (Association for Library Services to Children)

Discussion September 2017 Quarterly Report

by Africa Hands on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 05:33 pm
Reporting Period*: September 15
Reporting Period*: September 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: ALSC Advocacy and Legislation
Priority Group Area *: Child Advocacy (PGC I)
Current Chair(s)*: Africa Hands, Kendra Jones
Chair's Email*: peaceluvbks@gmail.com
Co-Chair's email (if applicable): asheri@rocketmail.com
Incoming Chair (if known):  
Committee/Task Force Members (names only (no dates), separate by comma, do not include chair)*: Ms. Nichole Darcel Brown,
Barbara A. Genco,
Mr. Nathaniel D. Halsan,
Johanna Ulloa Giron,
Mrs. Karlyn Rebecca Spevacek
Per the Division Leadership Manual, the committee is expected to annually review its function statement to ensure the charge meets the responsibilities of the priority group area, recent changes to the professional environment, and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan. When did you last review it with your committee? Note: Recommendations for changes should be submitted to Organization & Bylaws. : May 15 Reporting Period
Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last report. Please remember not to include confidential or sensitive information.*: The committee prepared and presented a brief advocacy tools activity at ALA Annual in Chicago, we have begun collaboration with the Managing Children's Services Committee on advocacy and legislation topics, we collaborated with the Public Awareness Committee on a presentation proposal for ALA 2018 and ALSC Institute 2018 expanding on the activity presented at ALA 2017, we welcomed several new members, and held one conference call meeting.
Please do not copy a.../Diversity and Inclusion:  
Please do not copy a.../Advocacy: We are working with PAC and MCS to create educational opportunities and share tools to help staff be better advocates for library services. We continue to contribute to the ALSC blog with interviews of librarians and supporters doing grassroots advocacy.
Please do not copy a.../Learning and Development: We are working with PAC and MCS to create educational opportunities and share tools to help staff be better advocates for library services. A webinar is in development and sessions have been proposed for ALA 2018 and ALSC Institute 2018.
An ALSC core value is collaboration. Please describe collaborations you have initiated or would like to initiate with other ALSC or ALA committees to help further your work. Please list the desired outcomes you envision from this/these collaboration(s). What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward?: Again, we are collaborating with both the Managing Children's Services Committee and the Public Awareness Committee to create tools and a webinar and presentations on the topic of advocacy and legislation. We have submitted the presentation proposals in collaboration with PAC so the next steps depend on whether or not the proposal is accepted. We are waiting for a volunteer from the Managing Children's Services Committee to assist with the webinar development. We have communicated with them the idea and the chairs are on board. Now it is a matter of them finding a committee member to work on this project in conjunction with our committee. If they find a volunteer we will create a webinar proposal with their assistance. If they do not find a volunteer we will still seek their input on the best ways to reach managers and help them understand the importance of their employees participating in advocacy activities.
Please describe activities you would like to pursue for future education topics, publications, or online resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward? Please be as detailed as possible.: A toolkit for NLLD is already in the works to be developed by the Public Awareness Committee.
If you could recommend a research topic, pertaining to the realm of your committee’s work, to an academic colleague, what would you request s/he research and why? (In other words, what gaps in research do you see in this particular area so that ALSC can share with the Association for Library and Information Science Educators and/or help develop ALSC's own research agenda?): Something we struggle with is how librarians are not allowed to do any kind of advocacy or legislative activity on paid time, and are resistant to doing so on their own time. It would be really helpful to understand the reasoning for this, as it appears to vary from library to library. This wouldn't be an in depth research study, but if there are libraries who allow their staff to advocate and participate in legislative activities, do they see a benefit from that advocacy? If so, what is the benefit and how can other libraries replicate their success? Everylibrary seems to exist for this very reason, but they can't help every library with this issue. Not sure if this is a research topic, but it's certainly a gap in understanding and knowledge!
If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?: Email, Conference calls
When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*: Posting minutes in committee's ALA Connect space., Saving emails in folder to forward to next chair.
Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/ aboutalsc/coms.*: Yes
If you are the chair of a virtual committee/task force, have you reviewed the resources available in the Best Practices for Virtual Committee Work wiki? http://www.ala.org/alsc/ aboutalsc/coms*: Yes

 
 

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Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL)

Event Cybalounge Library Tour

by Valerie Hill on Sat, Sep 16, 2017 at 03:51 pm

Visit a web-based virtual world with NO learning curve!

 
Cybalounge Library Tour

Sponsored by the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group
 
The Community Virtual Library invites you to a Metaverse Libraries tour of Cybalounge.  Visit the Metaverse School and the Community Virtual Library.
 

Visit a web-based virtual world with NO learning curve!

 
Cybalounge Library Tour

Sponsored by the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group
 
The Community Virtual Library invites you to a Metaverse Libraries tour of Cybalounge.  Visit the Metaverse School and the Community Virtual Library.
 

WHEN: Sunday Sept 17, 2017 at 12noon SLT (Pacific Time)
 
WHERE:  Copy and paste the following URL:
https://cyba.world/location.html?locationid=800000004&dl=true
 
 
Cybalounge is a web-based virtual world which requires no download.  Simply click on the link to enter Cybalounge.  Choose your avatar and name.
 
Questions?  Meet at CVL meeting space  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/25/153/24

Someone will be inworld to help.
 
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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Youth Librarian - African American Cultural Competency, Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon (Apply by Sept 22)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:08 pm

Youth Librarian (African American Cultural Competency)
Multnomah County Library; Portland, Oregon

Job #: 7222-64

Salary: $26.50 to $32.60 per hour

Closing Date: Friday, September 22, 2017

http://web.multco.us/jobs

Youth Librarian (African American Cultural Competency)
Multnomah County Library; Portland, Oregon

Job #: 7222-64

Salary: $26.50 to $32.60 per hour

Closing Date: Friday, September 22, 2017

http://web.multco.us/jobs

Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon is looking for a compassionate, dedicated, forward-thinking Youth Librarian, who has experience and a passion for working with the African American community. We're committed to providing the best possible traditional and cutting-edge library services to children and young adults, both in our buildings and in the community, and we seek someone who shares that commitment.

As the Youth Librarian, you will draw on your expertise in youth literature and development when providing excellent customer and informational service to children, teens, families, educators, and care providers. You’ll be responsible for connecting internal and external patrons, particularly African Americans, with the information they seek as well as delivering a variety of professional-level library services. You will assess the needs of the community and plan, prepare and implement programs (including Black storytimes) and outreach for your service area, as well as build and maintain professional relationships with patrons and surrounding organizations. Not only will you develop programs for youth, you will also collaborate with your manager to identify opportunities and develop adult programs for the African American community as well. You will work closely with fellow branch staff as well as the Youth Services team. You will help ensure that branch continues to be a welcoming space for the community.

To be successful in this role, you must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, leadership and communication skills to help the library develop innovative services for the 21st century. You’re experimental and a risk-taker who is willing to try new things. You will be comfortable working with all youth of all ages, particularly African American youth and be able to shift with ease between storytime, school-age programs, and teen volunteer recruitment and mentorship. You don’t shy away from technology; you actually embrace it and understand the importance of and know how to use various types of social media. You will occasionally serve as the person-in-charge of the branch.

For more information about this position or to apply, please visit our website at: http://web.multco.us/jobs

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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