RAILS Member Announcements
Pushing the Limits - A Reading, Viewing, Discussion Series for Rural Libraries
Phase 2 Application Deadline: May 15, 2013
This program extends the building blocks of science literacy to two new audiences: rural librarians and adults in the communities they serve. For more information, see: http://califa.org/limits.php.
Saturday and Sunday
June 29 & 30, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: ALA JobLIST Placement Center,
South Building of the McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago
During the upcoming ALA 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago there will be a number of activities and events scheduled to assist library workers, and specifically job seekers, in preparing for effective job searches. Included in these activities will be an opportunity to have a FREE one-on-one session with a professional career counselor.
Recharge your career by meeting with a professional career coach. She can guide you in strategizing for the next phase of your career, solving a problem in your current job situation, defining goals, and/or rejuvenating your career. Each one-on-one session is 20 minutes, and is completely confidential.
If you have never experienced career counseling, or just haven't used this type of service in a long time, this is the perfect opportunity to either introduce yourself to or reacquaint yourself with a service that can be useful throughout your career.
Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with a knowledgeable professional about your career concerns. This service is free and available whenever the Placement Center is open.
To see the full range of activities for job seekers, for more information, or to sign up for an appointment, visit the ALA JobLIST Placement Center website at: http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Conference_Workshops.cfm .
ALA is concerned about library workers, and we’re working to help you meet your career challenges. Hope to see you in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center.
Posted By Beatrice Calvin
Next up on American Libraries Live on Thursday, May 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern— Sarah Steiner leads an interactive discussion on “Library Learning Goes Online.” From elementary schools to graduate school to continuing education, online tools are creating new horizons in distance learning and new tools to supplement in-person learning. But what does this mean for libraries? How can we enhance traditional library instruction with online tools? How do we create standards in the face of technology that is constantly changing?
Steiner, technology author and Social Work and Virtual Services Librarian at Georgia State University Library, will be joined by expert panelists:
• John Shank, Instructional Design Librarian and Associate Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching at Penn State University
• Lauren Pressley, Head of Instruction at Wake Forest University Libraries
Please join us for this free video broadcast, Thursday, May 9. To receive e-mail reminders, register at http://goo.gl/TvKJ4 or just go to www.americanlibrarieslive.org at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at www.americanlibrarieslive.org shortly after it concludes.
AL Live is the popular free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries, covering library issues and trends in real time as you interact with hosts via a live chat and get immediate answers to your questions. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own experts on hand. Find out more, including how to catch upcoming episodes, at http://www.americanlibrarieslive.org .
Future scheduled broadcasts include:
• June 6: New Technologies in Library Equipment
• July 30: Discovery Services: The Future of Library Systems
• Sept 12: Digging into New Databases
We hope you’ll take advantage of and enjoy this free way to participate and stay updated on the issues.
Posted By Mary Mackay
Amp Up Your Technology Training
Tuesday, June, 2013 ♦ 1 pm CST ♦ 60 min
A webinar on technology training for communities. Learn how OASIS Connections classes are helping communities build skills and confidence using computers, the Internet and today's technology.
Support Patron Learning in Small Spaces with Small Budgets
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 ♦ 1 pm CST ♦ 60 min
This webinar will showcase how small and rural libraries can provide effective training to patrons even with limited staff, resources, or space.
The World Languages Networking Group invites interested librarians to a meeting on collecting Spanish language materials on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (10:00 a.m. till noon) at Indian Trails Public Library (355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling).
• Lizette Esquivel - President of the Midwest Chapter of REFORMA* - Vernon Area Public Library and Gail Borden Public Library
• Tina Viglucci - Secretary of the Midwest Chapter of REFORMA and Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for Gail Borden Public Library
• Elva Arreola - Indian Trails Public Library
• Nancy Luque Osuji - Warren Newport Public Library
Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Gina Sheade at gsheade [at] vapld [dot] info.
* The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking.
The 15th Annual Illinois Leadership Conference will be held on June 6, 2013 in Decatur, Illinois.
Put your assets to work!
For anyone seeking to manage and lead more effectively using existing resources, this is the conference for you. This interactive, hands-on conference will help you:
- Focus on existing resources
- Build on community and organizational assets
- Discover value in the networks, associations, and people in your community and organizations
Interactive workshops provide new information, a chance to learn practical skills, and opportunities to network with community leaders and community “do-ers” from across the state. The conference features nationally known speaker Tim Moore, from Generational Insights. Tim has extensive experience in business, industry, and education, and in helping others learn how to navigate the differences and value of multiple generations. Our luncheon speaker is Michael Perry, author of Population 485, Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time.
The conference offers a range of breakout workshops, including a community development clinic, basic leadership skills, listening skills and techniques, focus on the issues from Illinois elected officials, and a breakout session on strategies to drive local engagement in community projects. We’ll end the day with a discussion addressing the practical applications of the networking and learning. For more information and to register, go to: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/illinoisleadership/index.cfm.
Cost of the conference is $75, and includes refreshment breaks, lunch, and all materials. Scholarships and CEUs are available. Participation is limited, so register early. For more information, contact Anne H. Silvis, University of Illinois Extension, at asilvis [at] illinois [dot] edu.
RAILS, IHLS, the Illinois State Library, and OCLC are working together to bring Illinois libraries the latest news about the OCLC WorldShare ILL migration.
OCLC WorldShare web-based training sessions will be announced soon for Illinois libraries. The training will begin at the end of May and run through November. Recordings of these sessions will be available to accommodate all work schedules.
If you want to get a head start before the May sessions begin, please visit Getting Started on OCLC's Training on WorldShare interlibrary loan at: https://www.oclc.org/support/training/portfolios/resource-sharing/worldshare-ill.en.html.
Here are two steps that will help all Illinois OCLC libraries prepare for the migration to WorldShare:
OCLC Constant Data Record
1) Please update your library’s constant data records with the correct address fields. OCLC Constant Data Record Updating Tutorial: http://oc.lc/cU4q23.
OCLC Policy Directory
2) Please review the data for your library’s OCLC Policy Directory. If you have not set up policies, now is the time to do so.
If it has been awhile since you have looked at the Policy Directory, please review the information to be sure it still accurately reflects what your library does.
Check out the OCLC Policies Directory Quick Reference (http://www.oclc.org/content/dam/support/resource-sharing/documentation/libpolicies/getstart/policies_ref_card.pdf) guide for assistance in updating the Policy Directory.
Stay tuned to the RAILS E-News WorldShare Watch for information and updates regarding trainings and news about the OCLC WorldShare migration.
CCC's Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians helps academic librarians attend industry events and further their professional goals.
We launched the program at the recent Association of College & Research Libraries' ACRL 2013 Conference in Indianapolis providing financial support that allowed four individuals to attend that conference.
We are happy to announce that we are continuing the program this time offering four scholarships to attend the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago.
The Conference Scholarship Program awards up to four grants in the amount of $1,500 per conference. The scholarship can be used towards the cost of conference registration, travel, and other conference related expenses.
To learn more details and apply for CCC's Conference Scholarship Program for Academic Librarians, please visit the program website.
We’ve been letting you know about each of the upcoming AL Live episodes-- the recently introduced free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries (information and archives at www.americanlibrarieslive.org). But ALA, its divisions and its offices offer many other free webinars and training videos. You can find out more by visiting the ALA website (ala.org) and checking specific division, office, and other pages to see what’s available. Many of the events also offer archives for registrants.