Thursday, August 24, 20061. ACRL to sponsor participant in ALA Emerging Leaders Program
2. New JobLIST site combines online ads from C&RL News and American Libraries
3. Take a bow or encourage someone else to!
4. Call for Higher Ed Leaders to Endorse Federal Research Public Access Act of 20061. ACRL to sponsor participant in ALA Emerging Leaders Program
ACRL has announced its support of the Emerging Leaders 2007 initiative. ALA President Leslie Burgers new program will enable 100 new librarians to get on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership.
Emerging Leaders 2007 will select and train 100 new librarians beginning with a daylong session at the 2007 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. Afterward, it will continue online for six months, culminating at the 2007 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. For more information on the ALA Emerging Leaders Program, please visit http://lb.princetonlibrary.org/emerging_leaders.html
ACRL will provide a travel stipend for one member to participate in the ALA Emerging Leaders Program. The stipend provides $500 for travel to each conference where training will be provided. ACRL will select one participant to sponsor through a competitive application process. Eligibility requirements include:
* Membership in ALA and ACRL;
* Age (under 35) or new librarians of any age with fewer than 5 years post-MLS experience;
* Willingness to meet all other obligations for the program, as outlined by ALA President Leslie Burger at http://lb.princetonlibrary.org/emerging_leaders.html
Interested ACRL members may apply by submitting an Emerging Leaders application (at http://lb.princetonlibrary.org/documents/EmergingLeadersApplication_000.pdf
) to David Connolly (firstname.lastname@example.org
) by September 15, 2006.
All applications must be submitted electronically with the subject line, "ACRL Emerging Leader." The individual selected by the ACRL President will be notified by October 13, 2006.
For more information on this and other continuing education programs sponsored by ACRL, contact the ACRL office at 800-545-2433, ext. 2523, or visit the ACRL Web site at www.acrl.org
.2. New JobLIST site combines online ads from C&RL News and American Libraries
Employers and job seekers in library and information science and technology now have a completely searchable and all-inclusive Web resource at their command with the official launch of JobLIST (www.joblist.ala.org
JobLIST allows job seekers to choose from a "quick search" or to select criteria from many categories for advanced searches. The site sorts job listings not only by library type, but also by date, state, institution name, salary range, and other parameters. In addition, job seekers can register free-of-charge to post their resumes on the site and recruiters will be able to search those resumes confidentially. Job seekers may also subscribe to an RSS feed that will pick up all new ads as they are posted or subscribe based on specific search criteria that they define.
Employers can now submit job ads for C&RL News , American Libraries , and the Web only, or for any combination of print and electronic formats and can make arrangements for payment online.
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The 2007 Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award nominations are due December 1! This award annually celebrates an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.
The $3,000 award will be presented by YBP Library Services. We need your help to identify academic or research librarians that are deserving of this prestigious award. The Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award committee is currently accepting nominations and the deadline is December 1, 2006. More information can be found in the Awards section of the ACRL Web site, www.ala.org/acrl
.4. Call for Higher Ed Leaders to Endorse Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006
Fresh on the heels of endorsements of the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006 (S. 2695) by dozens of presidents, provosts and other top administrators, comes a call for more leaders to show their support for expanded access to peer-reviewed research http://www.arl.org/sparc/advocacy/frpaa/highered.html
The ACRL Board endorsed FRPAA when first introduced into the Senate and supporting it falls high on ACRL's legislative agenda. Educate your top administrators about the merits of this bill and ask them to endorse it. See Campus FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions for University Administrators & Faculty http://www.arl.org/sparc/resources/FINAL-FRPAA-CampusFAQ.pdf
Learn more about the bill at http://www.taxpayeraccess.org/frpaa
If you have questions or would like support in acting on this, please contact Kara Malenfant, Scholarly Communications and Government Relations Specialist email@example.com
800-545-2433 ext. 2510.