Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Kentucky Book Fair - Librarian's Lunch

There are still seats available for the 8th Annual Kentucky Book Fair Librarians' Luncheon. This year, we have a sweet-treat for you. Judy Rosenberg will discuss her latest cookbook entitled THE ROSIE'S BAKERY ALL-BUTTER, CREAM-FILLED, SUGAR-PACKED BAKING BOOK. This was named one of the "10 Best Cookbooks of the Year" by NPR. Check-out: http://www.npr.org/books/titles/142610038/the-rosies-bakery-all-butter-cream-filled-sugar-packed-baking-book and http://www.rosiesbakery.com/about-rosies/.

The Meeting House located in downtown Frankfort is hosting the event on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The cost is $18.00. The menu choices are: Creamed Chicken and Veggies on Puff Pastry
or Vegetarian Quiche with Cranberry Cole Slaw Drink choices are sweet and unsweetened tea or coffee. The dessert options are choices from Judy Rosenberg's collection: a Brownie Shortbread Bar or a Lemon Vanilla Pound Cake.

Please send your check for $18.00 per person payable to Kentucky Book Fair and your menu selection to: Judith Gibbons Kentucky Book Fair PO Box 715 Frankfort, KY 40602 Seating is limited. The deadline is Tuesday,
November 6, 2012.

Kentucky Book Fair books will be available for purchase at the Librarians' Preview Party at the Frankfort Convention Center immediately following the luncheon. Reservations are not needed. Friday November 9 is also Children's Day with programs and books geared to young people and librarians. Reservations are needed for this event. The Kentucky
Book Fair will be Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information: http://kybookfair.blogspot.com/


ALA's Quotable Facts

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SLA Kentucky Chapter program on eBooks, November 2

Join the SLA Kentucky Chapter for our upcoming lunch, business meeting, awards presentation, and eBooks program on *Friday, November 2*.  The event will be held at Jonathan at Gratz Park <http://jagp.info/> in downtown Lexington (120 West Second Street).

Register here:
Registration will close *Friday, October 26 at 6PM*.

*Schedule of events:*

11:30-12:30: Lunch

12:30-1:00: Awards presentation
1:00-2:30: Business meeting
2:30-3:00: Break
3:00-5:00: eBooks program

*Program Details:*

The theme for this program is academic, corporate, and public library
perspectives on eBooks. University of Kentucky's Stephanie Aken, head of electronic resources, will present "Caveat Emptor: it may be electronic,
but don't overlook the fine print (licensing issues and the acquisition of eBooks)" and Kathryn Lybarger, head of cataloging and metadata, will discuss eBook batch editing and loading and link checking. Kimberly Mastrianni from LexisNexis will provide an overview of Lexis' eBooks and digital library. Public librarian, Cathy Howell, will discuss eBooks from the public library perspective, including growing patron demands, acquisition challenges, and the wide variety of publisher eBook business models. The program will be followed by a Q&A and group discussion with the speakers.

*Speaker Bios:*

*Stephanie Nicely Ake*n has served as the Head of Electronic Resources at
the Univ. of Kentucky since that position was established in 2005. Previously, she was the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Medical
Center Library (MCL) for 25 yrs., and she remains a member of the Medical Library Asso. as well as the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) at the Distinguished level. While still at the MCL, she became interested in the new electronic format for journals, especially because of the demand from the healthcare community, and she set up and managed several early linkresolvers for various individual database platforms. As the number and sources of eJournals rose exponentially, she worked with a small campus committee to develop the hugely popular eJournals (EJAG) database. Once Kentucky signed a contract with Ex Libris, however, the data was migrated over to SFX, the linkresolver that remains in use today, and which now also includes eBooks. Stephanie taught in the SLIS program at UK for ten years (beginning and advanced online searching courses) and founded, then chaired the Central and Eastern Kentucky Online Users Group C/EKOUG. Prior to moving back to Lexington in 1979, she was the Head of Instruction, Circulation, & ILL at the Rowland Medical Library in Jackson, MS and created the role of clinical librarian for the orthopaedics department. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) for many years and has developed and taught MLA-approved workshops on literature searching and on electronic resources.

*Kathryn Lybarger *is the Head of Cataloging and Metadata at the University
of Kentucky Libraries, where she has worked as a librarian since 2009. Her research interests in libraries include metadata of all sorts
(including traditional cataloging and fancy new standards), preservation, digitization, and automation / computer-assisted workflows.

*Kimberly Mastrianni* has been employed with LexisNexis Matthew Bender for
15 years. She has held various positions in the company, but her current role is as Large Law Print Specialist. Her expertise is Matthew Bender
Treatises and statutory content and current focus is on eBooks and Digital Libraries.

*Cathy Howell* is the Technical Services Manager at the Lexington Public
Library, where she has worked since 2000.  Cathy has worked in a number of public settings for over 30 years specializing in Cataloging, Acquisitions,
Interlibrary Loan and most recently the acquisition and collection development of ebooks.

Cost to attend lunch and program:*
Members: $35
Non-Members: $40
Students: $15

*Cost to attend program only:*

Members: $15
Nonmembers: $20
Students: $5

If paying by check, make checks payable to *SLA - KY Chapter*.

Mail checks to:

Alex Grigg
Lexmark Library
740 W. New Circle Rd.
Lexington, KY 40550

*Additional $1.50 service charge will be added to credit card payments.

**Due to the meeting location all payments are nonrefundable.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Electronic Resources Librarian position at WKU



Western Kentucky University seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor/ Electronic Resources Librarian in the Department of Library Technical Services. This is a ten month, tenure-eligible faculty position beginning on July 1, 2013 reporting to the Head, Department of Library Technical Services with collaborative report to the Head, Library Public Services. For more information about our library, see our web site at: http://www.wku.edu/Library/

Responsibilities include: facilitate the selection, acquisition, maintenance, access and licensing of electronic resources. Develops policies and procedures for managing electronic resources and oversees licensing and compliance, tracking status, access and other technology issues. Prepares statistical reports on usage. Chairs the library-wide committee for electronic resources. Assists with institutional repository and other digital initiatives. Shared responsibilities for reference and instructional services. Performs other related duties as assigned. Research, service, and publication required for promotion and tenure.

Requirements: ALA accredited MLS degree. Experience with managing issues and processes associated with electronic resources. Familiarity with emerging information technologies, and web technologies. Ability to lead digital initiatives in collaboration with librarians, faculty, and administration. Strong organizational skills and the ability to respond efficiently to changing needs and priorities. Able to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a timely manner.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012 and continue until filled. Salary
commensurate with education and experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three professional references to:
Deana Groves, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Library Technical Services
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11067
Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101-1067

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / University ADA Services at (270) 745-5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Call for volunteers - Academic section

The KLA Academic Library Section (ALS) is looking for volunteers to fill our 2012-13 committee rosters. By October 31, please select what three (3) committees you would be willing to volunteer for, ranking them in order of preference, and let Sean Kinder know if you are interested in serving as chair. Please include your name, e-mail, library, institution, phone number, and mailing address.

Committees of the Academic Library Section with responsibilities

Audit Committee

A. Works with Treasurer, who serves as an ex-officio committee member, to audit the books of the Section annually (usually in the summer).

B. This audit will include the following duties:

  1. Reconciles vouchers with checkbook.
  2. Reconciles check with check stubs. 
  3. Verifies deposits.
  4. Reconciles financial statements. 
C. Submits a report to either the Spring or Fall Business Meeting of the Section as     appropriate regarding the annual audit.

Awards Committee

A. Sends notice to all Section members for nominations for Outstanding Academic Librarian Award by August 1 each year.
B. Makes a recommendation for outstanding Academic Librarian Award to the Executive Committee.

C. Acknowledges immediate past chair at the Spring Business Meeting.

D. Submits a report at the Spring and Fall Business Meetings and at other times as             requested by the Chair.

Communications Committee (formerly Newsletter Committee)

A.  Gathers information of interest to the Section.

B. Publishes and distributes this information via email, Web site, and blogs to all Section members as needed, but at least twice a year.

C. Mounts updated information for committees, officers and conferences to the Academic Library Section web page and the Kentucky Library web page.

D. Submits a report at the Spring and Fall Business Meetings and at other times as requested by the Chair.

Joint Spring Conference Site Selection Committee

A. Recommends the site for the Section's Spring Meeting two years prior to the meeting date.

B. Submits the report to the Executive Committee eighteen months prior to the meeting date in  order that it may be announced to the membership one year in advance.

C. Updates the Kentucky State Park conference sites information, as well as the previous meeting sites information.

Membership Committee

A. Maintains an alphabetical record of current membership as provided by the Executive Director of KLA.

B. Directs emphasis on new member recruitment (i.e., drawing for free registration at fall and spring business meetings, new member get-togethers at Spring Conference, mentors provided,etc.

C. Submits a report at the Spring and Fall business meetings and at other times as requested by the Chair.

D. Acts as a liaison to the KLA membership committee.

E. Prepares Membership Directory as requested by Chair or Executive Committee.

Nominating Committee
A. Consists of past chair, current Chair, and one member-at-large Appointed by the Chair.

B. Nominates one candidate from the Section membership for each of the offices of Chair-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. These will be presented to the membership at the Fall Meeting.

C. The Chair-Elect is nominated, on a rotating basis, from one of the four constituencies of the  Academic Section, in this order:

  1.  Major university (UK or UL in rotation) 
  2.  KCTCS 
  3.  Regional university 
  4.  Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges & Universities (AIKCU)

D. It is not required that the Secretary and Treasurer be from any particular constituency. However, as a courtesy and to facilitate communications, interest and maintain continuity, it is highly recommended that these offices go to the constituencies not represented by the Chair or Chair-Elect.

E. Secures in writing a statement from each candidate indicating his/her willingness to serve if elected.

 F. Submits its reports at the Section's Fall Business Meeting.

 G. Prepare the ballots, counts the ballots, and reports to the Chair the results of the election.

Professional Development Committee

A. Sends notice to all Section members for applications for professional development awards when funding has been made available by the Executive Committee.

B. Establishes guidelines and procedures for awarding professional development grant.

C. Makes a recommendation for the recipient of the professional development grant to the Executive Committee.

D. Submits a report at the Spring and Fall Business Meetings and at other times as requested by the Chair.

ACRL Committee (ALS members who are belong to ACRL are especially encouraged to volunteer)

 A. Acts as liaison between ALS/KLA and the local Chapter of ACRL in support of and in coordination with the Chair of ALS/KLA.

 B. Strengthens the relationship to ACRL.

 C. Forwards legislative actions and proposals to the KLA-list as appropriate.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to serve the Academic Library Section.

Sean Kinder
Chair, Academic Library Section, Kentucky Library Association
Western Kentucky University Libraries
Associate Professor
Humanities/Social Sciences Librarian
Office: 270.745.6339
Fax: 270.745.6413

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

LLAMA Mentoring Committee Invitation

Dear ALA Members:

The LLAMA Mentoring Committee has begun recruiting mentors and mentees for our July 2013-June 2014 year.  The mentoring program pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders.

For mentors, it is a chance to pass on your experience and knowledge by working one-on-one with an enthusiastic colleague who is ready to learn and benefit from your experience.

For mentees, it is a great opportunity to learn from an accomplished leader how to:
*         explore your leadership potential
*         demonstrate leadership in your current position
*         acquire the skills, attitudes and relationships that you will need to move into leadership roles.

Participants must be ALA and LLAMA members as of the start of the program, and must either attend the Mentor/Mentee orientation at ALA Annual or be able to participate in a virtual orientation at a time to be determined.

The deadline to apply to become a mentor or mentee is December 21, 2012. To apply, go to

For more information on the program, contact Holly Cole Okuhara.

Thank you,

Bede Mitchell, Melissa Laning, and Brook Minner, LLAMA Mentoring Committee members

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