Tuesday, April 17, 2012

KLA/KSMA 2012 - Call for Poster Sessions

Did you miss the deadline for submitting a proposal for the Fall conference? Do you have an initiative, program or project that you're passionate about? Why not share it with your fellow librarians by presenting a poster session at the 2012 KLA/KSMA Conference?

Submit your proposal here by May 11, 2012:


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Part-time evening position - Spencerian College LRC - Lexington Campus

Position title: Library Assistant - Evening (Part-time)
Institution: Spencerian College LRC - Lexington Campus

Job duties: Responsible for operating the Learning Resource Center in the evening hours. General circulation duties; serial check-in; provide general and subject-specific library orientation individual or group instruction for evening faculty and students; locate materials and information for patrons in online catalog(s), databases and the Internet; answer reference and general questions; assist users with Microsoft software (Office 2010 components), process new materials; perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the librarian.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or minimum of two years of college required - library experience preferred - excellent public service and communication skills - working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office components, Internet and databases. Experience with TLC or other library software helpful.

Must be able to work Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Tuesday - Thursday 4:30 - 9:40 pm, Friday 4:00 - 9:00pm (weekend hours may be available if desired). During school breaks work day hours and may be assigned non-library duties and tasks. Must be able to work solo and acquire skills through self-instruction.http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

Start date: June 18, 2012

Hours and start date are not negotiable.

How to Apply: Apply online at: http://news.sullivan.edu/suscareers/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=434

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Monday, April 16, 2012

National Library Legislative Days

Next Tuesday, April 24, a delegation of Kentucky Librarians and Trustees are going to Washington to meet with Kentucky Senators and Representatives or their staff. This year we are again crafting our message to let them know how important all libraries are for Kentuckians. We will ask them to:

Protect Library Funding

· We will be talking with them about the importance of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds and how they contribute to the betterment of all Kentuckians. This funding helps pay for the KY Virtual Library service. We will ask for level funding at $184.7 million for FY 2013.

· We will thank Congress for its continued support of the E-rate program that provides funding for telecommunications services, Internet access, and internal connections for public libraries and K-12 public and private schools. We will ask for reduced bureaucratic control of the federal e-rate funds making it easier for libraries to participate.

· Federal Funding for Other Library Programs: Ask for full funding for the Library of Congress, Government Printing Office and the National Archives and Records Administration.

Support School Libraries

We will be highlighting the impact of school libraries on the educational priorities of our children. We will ask that when Congress reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that it includes school libraries by incorporating the following provisions:

· Maintain dedicated federal funding for school libraries;

· Include provisions under Title I state and local plans and the Race to the Top Fund to establish a state goal of having a school library staffed by a state-licensed school librarian in each public school;

· Allow state and local professional development funds to be used for recruiting and training school librarians.

As in past years we are asking for your help. Before next Tuesday, please contact Kentucky’s two Senators and your Representative. You can do this by phone, email or snail mail. Also please ask others that are interested in Libraries and their vital work to take part. The following URL will take you to ALA’s capwiz sight for email access to Congress. http://capwiz.com/ala/dbq/officials/?affiliate_lookup=1

Thank you for your support of Kentucky Libraries.


Terry Buckner - KLA President

Wayne Onkst - State Librarian and Commissioner

Debbe Oberhausen - KLA Library Awareness Chair

Sara Brown - KLA Academic Section Chair

Martha White - KLA - Kentucky Public Library Association (KPLA) Chair

Tara Griffith - KLA - Kentucky School Media Association (KSMA) Chair

Melissa Brooks - KLA - Special Library Section Chair-Elect

Susan Nimersheim KLA –KPLA Chair-Elect

J.C. Morgan KLA - KPLA Advocacy Committee Chair

Lisa Rice - KLA - KPLA Representative

Dave Schroeder - KLA - KPLA Representative

Emmalee Hoover - KLA - KSMA Representative

Jim Stoops KLA - Kentucky Library Trustees Round Table (KLTRT) Representative

Louis A. Buzz Carmichael - Chair, State Advisory Council on Libraries

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

KLA Speed Geek 2012 Presentation Proposal

Missed the deadline for fall KLA conference? Fear not! There's one more chance to get on the program and get in on the action! See http://bit.ly/GeekSubmit to submit a proposal to participate in the KLA Speed Geek. Last year was the first Speed Geek and it proved to be a fun and popular session. Don't miss out this year!

During this session, presenters talk informally with session attendees about new projects, services and ideas. Presenters will have table space for a laptop and handouts. You can demo a new service or product, show how your library uses social media, let visitors try out an unusual product...Be creative! The idea is to provide interaction, personal connection, and exposure to a large number of different projects in a short amount of time. Oh, and it's fun! Proposal submission will be open until spots fill up, so act fast! Contact kraemer@email.uky.edu if you have questions.

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IN-FO-CUS deadline reminder

The deadline for the May issue of *IN-FO-CUS*, the newsletter of the Kentucky Library Association, is Monday, April 16. Please send any news, announcements, or other information you wish to have included to abby.thorne@gmail.com.


Monday, April 09, 2012

Temporary Faculty Librarian Position

The BCTC Learning Resource Center, Cooper Campus, is currently seeking to fill a Full-Time, Temporary Faculty Librarian Position. The successful candidate must have a MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution. This is a 37.5 hour per week position. Below are details:


Start date is immediate. End date is June 30, 2012. Contract may be renewed for the remainder of the summer as well as the following semester, based on satisfactory performance.


Contract is for $12,250.00 per semester, with the initial contract to be prorated based on start date. Paychecks are issued twice per month, and taxes will be withheld. No benefits are provided.


Weekly schedule is Monday thru Friday (8:00am-4:30pm) with the possibility of occasional evening hours (10:30am-7:00pm). Total: 37.5 hours per week.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

· Provide reference assistance through regular hours on the reference desk and additional coverage as needed

· Compile reference statistics

· Provide circulation assistance through a combination of regularly scheduled hours and additional need

· Supervision of student workers

· Update of reference guides (usually done in the spring semester)

· Assist with serials check-in and management

· Additional duties may be assigned as needed

If interested, please send a resume and list of three references with contact information to:

Charles James

Director, Libraries & Learning Resource Center

Bluegrass Community & Technical College

Lexington, KY 40506


(859) 246-6393


Marcia Freyman

Information Services Librarian

Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Lexington, KY 40506


(859) 246-6396