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Job Opening at ARLIS: Librarian I/Assistant Cataloger

Alaska Resources Library & Information Services (ARLIS) is seeking a Librarian I/Assistant Cataloger for a special project involving the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill collection at ARLIS. Alaska Department of Fish & Game is the hiring agency. The appointment will be for one year and the job will include all State of Alaska employment benefits excluding retirement. ARLIS is seeking a candidate with a strong interest in special collections and cataloging. Experience with cataloging or technical services is preferred. Please see the posting on Workplace Alaska at:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alaska/jobs/1422583/librarian-i-pcn-11-n16146

Please do not delay as the initial closing date is May 19, 2016, at 5:00 pm Alaska Time. If you have questions about the position, please contact Ed Kazzimir at 786-7699.

Ed Kazzimir
Lead Cataloger
Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) Suite 111, Library Building
3211 Providence Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone: (907) 786-7699 / FAX: (907) 786-7652
Email: ed@arlis.org

May FLIP Meeting

Members of FLIP and of the Anchorage Chapter of the Alaska Library Association (AkLA-A) are invited to a special tour of the Alaska State Court Law Library on Friday, May 13th from 12noon-1pm. Law Library staff will be providing a tour of the facility and its unique resources for both FLIP and AkLA-A members.

Hope to see you there!

Alaska State Court Law Library
303 K Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

*Allow plenty of time to find a parking spot and remember to bring money to feed the meter.

Promote Summer Reading and Work with Teen Volunteers as a VISTA Associate at the Anchorage Public Library

VISTA Summer Associates at Anchorage Public Library

Do you love working with teens and youth?
Would you like to spend your summer working with library staff to engage Anchorage youth in lifelong learning?
Consider becoming one of our Summer Associates!

Through the AmeriCorps Vista program, Anchorage Public Library is hiring four summer associates to promote summer reading and work with teen volunteers:

Duties include:
Recruit, train, and supervise VolunTEENs (volunteers between 12 and 18 years of age)
Develop team building and training opportunities for VolunTEENs to supplement their community service to the library
Promote summer reading celebration to youth from birth to age 18, including signing up kids and distributing prizes
Assist library staff with summer reading celebration programs and other library programs
Assist library staff with special projects

Who is eligible to apply? Interested individuals with a minimum age of 20 and a High School Degree or Equivalent. Must be available to serve from May 23 to July 30, 2016.

Compensation: A living allowance of approximately $1136 every four weeks and a $1,174.60 education award upon completion of the full term of service (or a smaller cash award)

We will have one Summer Associate at the following locations: Z. J. Loussac Library, Muldoon Library, Mountain View Library, and the Chugiak-Eagle River Library.

Review of applications—April 14, 2016.

To apply: https://my.americorps.gov
For questions, please call
Elizabeth Nicolai
907-343-2840
NicolaiEL@muni.org

Intellectual Freedom Course & Scholarship for LIS Students

FTRF GSLIS

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) are pleased to announce a partnership to offer an online graduate-level course on intellectual freedom for library and information science (LIS) students around the country. The course, in its third year, will be taught by GSLIS professor Emily Knox, who was awarded a 2015 Instructor of the Year award by the WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) consortium for the course. It is a project of the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

“Intellectual Freedom and Censorship” is a 2-credit course and will meet online Tuesdays August 23–October 11, 2016. It is open to any student enrolled in an LIS degree program. As part of the collaboration, Freedom to Read Foundation staff and volunteers will lend their expertise as guest speakers, and FTRF and ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom archival materials will be made available to students.

“Our culture is at a tipping point, a shift in its tolerance for the First Amendment. It is imperative that today’s library students have a deep and thoughtful exposure to the value of free speech. And who better to receive it from than the 2015 WISE instructor of the year?” said James LaRue, Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation.

“I’m excited to teach the intellectual freedom and censorship class again this Fall,” said Professor Emily Knox. “The course is one of the highlights of my semester. I, like the students, enjoy listening and learning from our weekly speakers and I love our spirited class discussions.”

To encourage students outside the University of Illinois to participate, FTRF is offering four half-scholarships ($700 each). Applications for the scholarships are due May 2, 2016. For more information and to apply for the scholarship visit www.ftrf.org/?Krug_Education

Students enrolled in programs affiliated with the WISE consortium will be provided course credit automatically upon completion of the course. Others will need to coordinate course credit with their home institution.

For more information and questions regarding registration please contact: Karla Lucht at U of I, klucht@illinois.edu, 217-244-3810, or staff at the Freedom to Read Foundation, FTRF@ALA.org or 312-280-4226.

For information about technology used for online education at U of I please see: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/academics/itd/welcome.

The Freedom to Read Foundation (www.ftrf.org) is a First Amendment legal defense and education organization affiliated with the American Library Association. In 2009, following the death of its founding executive director Judith Krug, FTRF created the Judith Krug Memorial Fund. The Krug Fund has two purposes: to support Banned Books Week via event grants to organizations, and to provide intellectual freedom education. For more information on the Krug Fund, or to make a donation to support its work, please visit www.ftrf.org/?Krug_Fund.

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Illinois (http://www.lis.illinois.edu) is the premier LIS program in the nation, consistently ranked number one by U.S. News and World Report. We offer advanced degrees with areas of specialization including data curation, digital libraries, social and community informatics, socio-technical data analytics, and youth services as well as continuing professional development opportunities. Courses are available both on campus and online.

Job Opening at Anchorage Public Library

The Anchorage Public Library has a job opening for a Collection Development Assistant (Library Assistant III). Application deadline is March 21st.

Travel Grants to ER&L Conference for MLIS Students

Interested in learning more about electronic resources? Taylor & Francis Group is sponsoring travel grants for two MLIS students to attend the Electronic Resources and Libraries conference in Austin, Texas, April 3-6, 2016. The ER&L + Taylor & Francis Student travel grant includes conference registration, air travel costs, and housing up to $2000 per winner.

Further information: http://electroniclibrarian.org/erlplus/tandfstudent/

Free Student Membership to NASIG

NASIG is offering free memberships to students for a limited time! To take full advantage of all the many benefits membership confers, please join before January 31, 2016.

What is NASIG?

NASIG is an independent organization working to advance and transform the management of information resources. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate and improve the distribution, acquisition, and long-term accessibility of information resources in all formats and business models.

There are three key components to NASIG’s mission:

> NASIG supports a dynamic community of professionals
including, but not limited to, librarians, publishers, and vendors engaging in understanding one another’s perspectives and improving functionality throughout the information resources lifecycle with an emphasis on scholarly communications, serials, and electronic resources.

> NASIG provides a rich variety of conference and continuing
education programming to encourage knowledge sharing among its members and to support their professional and career development.

>NASIG promotes the development and implementation of best
practices and standards for the distribution, acquisition and long-term accessibility of information resources in all formats and business models throughout their lifecycle. In addition to developing best practices, NASIG supports the development of standards by NISO, an affiliated organization.

Why join NASIG? What’s in it for me as a student member?

> Networking with library professionals and vendors
throughout the continuing resources and/or scholarly communication community

> Reduced rate for attendance at our annual conference (one
of the best events for networking and learning!), webinars, and regional events

> Access to the NASIG blog and NASIG-L listserv

> Member rates for NASIG-sponsored events and NISO webinars

> Access to the online membership directory

> Access to presenters’ handouts from the Annual
conference and the Proceedings archive

> Access to the quarterly NASIG Newsletter that covers the
organization’s activities and provides reports for regional, national, and international conferences

> Industry news from the biweekly UKSG eNews

> Network with librarians, publishers, vendors, educators,
database providers, fellow students, and others in the information resources environment

> Participate (it is easy to get involved!) in committees,
working groups, and other volunteer opportunities in order to share NASIG’s vision and help shape the future of the organization

> Special subscription rate to the Serials Librarian.
http://tinyurl.com/q4motez

Join today! For more details, please see:
http://tinyurl.com/qa35ggt

For more information about NASIG, please visit http://www.nasig.org/.

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Leigh Ann DePope
Publicist, NASIG, Inc.
publicist@nasig.org | @NASIG
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Established in 1985, NASIG is an independent organization that promotes communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication. For more information about NASIG, please visit http://www.nasig.org/.

November Meeting: SLED Databases

Please join us for this month’s FLIP meeting on Friday, November 13th. This month Consortium Library Dean Steve Rollins will be talking about SLED (Statewide Library Electronic Doorway) and the database selection process.

UAA/APU Consortium Library
Room 306
12:00-1:00 pm

SLED MISSION STATEMENT:
“Supporting Alaskans’ right to information, SLED is a public service providing easy and equitable access to electronic information for Alaska residents.”
http://lam.alaska.gov/sled/about

National Library of Medicine recruiting for 2016-2017 Associate Fellows

Interested in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, and digital communication? So are we.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its 2016-2017 cohort of Associate Fellows, in a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

Supported attendance at national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
• Additional seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus
• Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
• Experienced mentors from National Library of Medicine staff
• Potential to complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:
• A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($52,668 in 2015)
• Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
• Up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2016. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Application deadline is February 12, 2016. Between 4 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/applicinfo.html

Contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. There is free parking, along with a metro subway station and bus stops on the NIH campus that provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

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.

(NOTE: UAA/APU Consortium Library Science Librarian, Daria O. Carle, is a former NLM Associate and would be happy to share her experience or to answer any questions that you may have about the Fellowship Program.)

 

Alaska Library Association Scholarships

ALASKA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATE LIBRARY STUDIES

AkLA has established a scholarship program to support the education of librarians for Alaska’s libraries, including school libraries. The stated purpose is to provide financial assistance to worthy students pursuing graduate studies in Library Science and to encourage graduates to return to Alaska to work in professional library positions. Preference is given to qualified applicants meeting the federal requirements of Alaska Native ethnicity.

Three scholarships of $4,000 each may be awarded: one for a Master’s Degree candidate, one for School Library Media Certification (the B. Jo Morse Scholarship), and a third from either category.

To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must be an Alaskan resident who:

  • possesses a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university;
  • is eligible for acceptance, or is currently enrolled, in a graduate program in Library and Information Science leading to a Master’s Degree or School Library Media Certification, from a university program accredited by the American Library Association;
  • is or will be a student during the academic year, semester, or academic quarter for which the scholarship is received; and
  • makes a commitment to work in an Alaskan library for a minimum of one year after graduation as a paid employee or volunteer, or for two semesters for one semester’s financial assistance.

Completed applications must be received by January 15th .

If you are interested in applying, copies of the guidelines and application forms are available online at http://akla.org/scholarships/application-and-reference-forms/. If you have questions about graduate library studies or would like paper copies of the scholarship application, contact:

AkLA Scholarship Committee
Alaska State Library
P.O. Box 110571, Juneau, AK 99811-0571
(907) 465-2916 or 1-888-820-4525
akla.scholarship@alaska.gov