Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mildly Attractive Calendar featured in this week's AL Direct

For those of you that get AL Direct in your mailbox each week, make sure you scroll down near the bottom where you'll find some info about the Mildly Attractive Men of SLIS Calendar!!!

Temporary Staff Position at the Addlestone Library--College of Charleston

Position Vacancies

WANTED: library school student interested in part-time employment in
the
Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston. This position is
offered as temporary employment. Approximately 10-12 hours of work per
week is required, Monday through Friday only.The hourly wage is $7.20.

DUTIES: assisting interlibrary loan/document delivery staff. Great
opportunity to gain concrete experience with Pascal Delivers and the
ILLiad software.


IF INTERESTED, please call our interlibrary loan office at (843)
953-0004 or email Chris Nelson at nelsonc@cofc.edu
<mailto:nelsonc@cofc.edu> .

Atlanta/Athens/GA people - National Archives Tour

Hello,

I'd like to welcome everyone, especially those in the Atlanta/Athens area, to join me and other SLIS students on a tour of the National Archives in Morrow(near Atlanta), GA, on Saturday, February 2nd at 2:30pm. We plan to meet in at the NA building at 2:15pm before the tour. If you are interested joining us, please send me an e-mail: patricklmclaughlin@gmail.com

For more information and directions:

http://www.archives.gov/southeast/public/

*We're also going to see the Atlanta Thrashers and Buffalo Sabres play the night before in Atlanta the night before (Friday). You are welcome to attend either or both of these events.

--

Patrick McLaughlin

patricklmclaughlin@gmail.com

Monday, January 28, 2008

ERMD Student Award

The ERMD Student Award recognizes a student who is especially
interested in pursuing a career as an information professional dealing with
environment and resource management issues. A $1,000 award will be
given to a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master's degree program.

This award is meant to promote both current and future involvement in and
commitment to the library and information science profession prior to,
during, and after the master's program.

To be considered for the award, a student must be an SLA member and
write a 300-500 word essay describing his or her interest in the
issues facing information professionals in the environment and natural
resources fields. Essays should be labeled with the student's name,
contact information, and educational institution. Deadline for
receiving submissions is February 29, 2008. Please send submissions via email to
Judy Bolstad at bolstad@library.berkeley.edu.

The award will be presented at the SLA Annual Conference in June. The
winner is encouraged, but not required, to attend the annual
conference.

--

Judy Bolstad
Document Delivery/Reference Librarian
Sheldon Margen Public Health Library
U. C. Berkeley
1 University Hall #7360
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
tel: (510) 642-2511
fax: (510) 642-7623
jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu

Student Book Collecting Contest Announcement

Call for Entries

Thomas Cooper Library

Student Book Collecting Award, 2008

Submission deadline: March 18, 2008.

Entries are invited from students currently enrolled at the University of South Carolina for the Thomas Cooper Library Student Book Collecting Award, carrying a first prize of $250. This award was initiated by the Thomas Cooper Society in 1993, with sponsorship from the Columbia-based publishing house of Bruccoli Clark Layman, to encourage beginning book collectors. A list of previous winners and the topics of their collections is available at: www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/bookcoll/winners.html.

The collection may be in any field or may emphasize some particular area of interest within a subject. Collections may illustrate a certain bibliographical feature such as edition, illustrations, typography, binding, &tc. Books and printed documents in all formats are acceptable for submission.

Materials submitted by entrants must be owned and have been collected primarily by them. Entries should be submitted by March 18, 2008 and should include the following:

a) A brief essay (2-3 pages, double-spaced) describing how and why the collection was assembled and specific plans for its future development.

b) An annotated bibliography of 25-40 selected titles from the collection.

c) A cover sheet listing the entrant’s name, address, phone and email contacts.

N.B.: The entrant’s name should not appear anywhere on the entry except on the cover sheet. If submitting electronically, please send as PDF files to retain all original formatting. Entrants may wish to look over a previous successful entry to get ideas on arranging their material: a binder of such entries is available in Rare Books and Special Collections.

A panel of three judges will evaluate the anonymous entries. Each entrant’s essay and bibliography will be evaluated on how well they illustrate the concept of the collection. The discussion of the collection’s strengths and goals should reflect planning and knowledge of the field. The essay should also discuss the collection’s relationship to other similar collections. The winner will be expected to exhibit selected items in Thomas Cooper Library in April 2008. The winning entry will also be submitted to the national student book collecting competition sponsored by the Grolier Club of New York and Fine Books and Collections magazine. Last year’s USC winner was a runner-up in the national contest.

Entries should be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 18, 2008, to:

Jeffrey Makala
Rare Books and Special Collections
Thomas Cooper Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208

makalaj@gwm.sc.edu; 803.777.0296

Friday Hockey Night in Atlanta!

Hello all,

I have talked to a couple of you about seeing a real NHL game down in
Atlanta. This Friday at 7:30 PM, the Buffalo Sabres are playing the
Atlanta Thrashers in what should be a really good game. Tickets are 10
bucks and 7 to park. Patrick has confirmed that we can crash at his
apartment, but he needs to know how many people are coming down. If you are
still interested in this, please e-mail me immediately. We need to
discuss travel times and plans and arrangements. Tentative time for leaving
on Friday will be 3 PM and staying the night, coming back to Columbia
sometime Saturday.

Also, if you have not seen the Darjeeling Limited at the Nick, I
suggest you do that. Tonight is the last showing.

Adam Vorobok
adverb@SC.RR.COM

SLIS Colloquium: Kate Boyd of USC Digital Libraries will be our speaker Thursday, Feb. 28th at 6 pm

Kate Boyd of USC Digital Libraries will speak about her profession Thursday, Feb. 28th at 6 pm. Refreshments will be served. Please join us for a very interesting lecture.

Friday, January 25, 2008

National Library Week Sunday, April 13th to Saturday, April 19th

National Library Week will be Sunday, April 13th to Saturday, April 19th. For more information, please click here.

LISSA Symposium -- Jane Meyers, of the Lubuto Library Project, Will Be Our Speaker This Year, April 2nd at 4 pm

Jane Meyers, of the Lubuto Library Project, will be our speaker this year, April 2nd at 4 pm, in Business Administration 008.

Lubuto builds libraries in Africa for street children, mainly HIV/AIDS orphans. Please join us for a wonderful lecture from a wonderful LIS-professional.

LISSA Field Trip to the South Carolina General Assembly Legislative Council Legislative Library March 7th at 3 pm

LISSA will have a field trip to the South Carolina General Assembly Legislative Council Legislative Library March 7th at 3 pm.

The library is located on the State Capital Grounds, so we will meet in Davis College and walk over at 2:30 pm.

Please join us. It should be a very interesting trip.

LISSA Field Trip to the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Lineberger Memorial Library James R. Crumley Jr. Archives at 4pm, Friday, April 11th

There will be a LISSA field trip to the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Lineberger Memorial Library James R. Crumley Jr. Archives at 4pm, Friday, April 11th.

The address for the archive is as follows: 4201 N. Main St; Columbia, SC 29203-3838

Please join us. It should be a very interesting trip.

SLIS Colloquium -- William Kirkland, CEO of Collexis Inc, will lecture at this Colloquium this Thursday, March 27th at 6 pm in Davis Room 216.

William Kirkland, CEO of Collexis Inc, will lecture at this Colloquium this Thursday, March 27th at 6 pm in Davis Room 216.

Collexis is the world leader in knowledge retrieval technology, so please join us for what will be a very interesting lecture.

SLIS Colloquium -- Dwight McInvaill, of award-winning Georgetown Public Library, will present a lecture on his library's use of video games

Dwight McInvaill, of Georgetown Public Library, will present a lecture on his library's use of video games, which was one of the ten 2007 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Awards this Thursday, March 20th at 6 pm in Davis College Room 216.

Please join us for what will be a wonderful lecture.

LISSA Field Trip to the South Carolina State Supreme Court Library Friday, Feb. 15th at 3 pm.

LISSA has a tour of the South Carolina State Supreme Court Library Friday, Feb. 15. The address is 1231 Gervais St.; Columbia, SC 29201. Please join us.

Volunteers needed for the SCASL Conference Tuesday, March 11th to Wednesday, March 12th at the Columbia Convention Center.

SCASL (the South Carolina Association of School Librarians) contacted us asking for volunteers Tuesday, March 11 to Wednesday, March 12. The conference will be held at the Columbia Convention Center.

Tuesday, March 11 from 4pm-7pm for bag stuffing and general running around/helping at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center to prepare for conference, which starts the next day.

If there are students who are registered for conference, they can volunteer to help Wednesday.

If interested, please e-mail slis_lissa@yahoo.com or greenmarshall32@gmail.com ASAP.

South Carolina Book Festival Friday, Feb. 22nd to Sunday, Feb. 24th at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln Street)

South Carolina Book Festival Friday, Feb. 22nd to Sunday, Feb. 24th at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln Street).

For Volunteer FAQ's, please click here.

For information on ways to volunteer at the Book Festival, please click here.

For volunteer applications, please click here.

Please volunteer. Of all the service projects we have during the school year, this one is the one that really touches people and that they remember.

[P.S. To volunteer for the SCCCBL-related Book Festival event on the from 9 am to 1 pm Friday, Feb. 22nd, click here for more information.]

SC Book Festival Kick-Off For Kids Friday, Feb. 22nd from 9 am to 1 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln Street)

The South Carolina Center for Children's Books and Literacy (SCCCBL) is going to have a "kick-off" for children as part of the lead up to the SC Book Festival Friday, Feb. 22nd from 9 am to 1 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (1101 Lincoln Street; Columbia, SC 29201).

Six volunteers will be needed, and more information will be posted when available.

Please join us if you can. It should be a wonderful way to start off this year's Book Festival.

To volunteer, contact slis_lissa@yahoo.com or marshallmgreen@yahoo.com ASAP.

[P.S. To volunteer any other Book Festival event, click here for more information.]

David Goble, the Librarian of South Carolina, Will Be The First SLIS Colloquium Speaker Thursday, Jan. 31st at 6pm in Davis 216

David Goble, the Librarian of South Carolina, will give a lecture on the skills SLIS students need to meet professional challenges and about state libraries as career opportunities. Please join us for a wonderful opportunity.

When: 1/31/2008
Time: 6:00pm
Place: Davis College Room 216

Thursday, January 24, 2008

School Library Media Orientation & Information Session - February 23, 2008

To: All students who are currently enrolled in SLIS 701 who are interested in seeking certification in K-12 School Library Media and any other students who did not have an opportunity to attend a previous Orientation and Information Session about School Library Media Certification.

There will be an important Orientation and Information Session about School Library Media Certification in Davis 209 from 12:30 pm to 3-4 pm on Saturday, February 23, 2008. Davis 209 is the large classroom located on the second floor of Davis building near the Greene Street entrance.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. The School Library Media Orientation and Information will cover required courses, applications for certification, PRAXIS II testing, applications for and information about internships in school library media, initial certification, adding K-12 school library media certification to current certification, portfolio requirements, and sources for financial aid. There will be time for questions and answers as well as individual advisement.

SLM Information Session Presenters: Dr. Donna Shannon and Elizabeth Miller

If you have any questions about the Orientation and Information Session on February 23, 2008, please contact either Elizabeth Miller (emiller@sc.edu) or Dr. Donna Shannon (dshannon@gwm.sc.edu).

A tip for managing listserv subscriptions

Not sure which listservs you're subscribed to? Need to manage your subscriptions? Try visiting the USC LISTSERV site:

http://listserv.sc.edu

Click on the "Online mailing list archives," then "Subscriber's Corner" (on the left).

After you create a password, the "Subscriber's Corner" shows which USC lists you are currently subscribed to (and gives you the option to unsubscribe through the web-based system rather than sending email).




Internship opportunity at Yellowstone Research Library

Internship Opportunity
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone Research Library

Program: Yellowstone National Park is seeking a library intern. This position will be full-time (40 hours a week) but the schedule is negotiable. Located just outside Gardiner, Montana, The Yellowstone Research Library provides service to researchers, park personnel, the local community, and park visitors. Housed in a new building, the library is home to a rapidly growing special collection. This internship will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in almost every area of librarianship, however the main focus will be on cataloging and reference.

Housing: Gardiner is a town of 800 people and summer housing in town is difficult to find. Housing in the park will be made available to the intern for a small monthly fee. An automobile is required for transportation to and from work.

Qualifications: This internship position requires a student currently enrolled in an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS program. You must be able to prove that you are enrolled in classes for the spring and fall semesters.

Salary: 12.50/hr.

Duration: At least three months (if summer term, no more than one week between beginning/end of school).

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit the following: Cover letter (outlining related experience, professional goals and/or reasons for applying to this internship), resume, list of three references and a copy of your transcript.

Application Deadline: Application materials must be postmarked or received no later than March 7th, 2008. Emails are accepted.

Security: Since 9/11, the federal government has required background investigations on all employees using computers, including interns and volunteers. Applicants must be willing to complete a background investigation form and get finger-printed by a law enforcement agency.

Contact Person: Jessica Gerdes/Jackie Jerla

Email: yell_research_library@nps.gov


Phone: (307) 344-2264


Mailing Address: PO Box 168 YNP, WY 82190


Fax: (307) 848-9958


Library: Yellowstone Research Library


URL: http://www.nps.gov/yell/technical/museum/index.htm

EEO Statements: The National Park Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for this position will be made solely on the basis of merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, or any other non-merit factors

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

College Mentor Program

To SLIS Students:

The College of Mass Communications & Information Studies (CMCIS) Alumni
Society invites you to sign-up for its Mentor Program that pairs alumni
with current students. Now you can have your very own mentor to learn
more about your particular field of study. A mentor can be a guide,
coach, motivator and problem-solver all-in-one to help you grow
personally and professionally.

We are having a Speed Networking Event to match alumni and students for
the Spring semester on Monday, February 4, and we'd love to see you
there. If you cannot attend the Speed Networking Event but are still
interested in having a mentor, please contact Amanda Stone at
astone@statelibrary.sc.gov. Distance education students are also
encouraged!

Spring Mentor Match Event

Who: Alumni and current students of the College of Mass Communications
and Information Studies who are interested in joining the Mentor Program
sponsored by the CMCIS Alumni Society.

What: A speed networking event to match alumni and students for the
Mentor Program. Participants will rotate every five to eight minutes,
speaking to all participants. Refreshments will be served and
participants will have a chance to sign up for the Mentor Program and
choose a mentor or mentee if desired.

When: Monday, February 4, 2008, 6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.

Where: The Vista Community Room, Suggs & Kelly Law Center, 500 Taylor
St. Columbia, SC

Why: To sign up both alumni and students for the Mentor Program in a
fun and creative way.

Limited to 20 students. All participants must sign up in advance.
Admission is FREE.

RSVP to Amanda Stone at astone@statelibrary.sc.gov by January 31, 2008.

USC College of Mass Communications & Information Studies Alumni Society
Web site: http://www.sc.edu/cmcis/alumni/index.html
CMCIS Alumni Society Mentoring Program Blog:
http://cmcismentorprogram.wordpress.com/

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The First LISSA Field Trip of the Semester Will Be at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital's Josey Health Science Library Friday, January 25th at 3 pm.

The first LISSA Field Trip of the semester will be at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital's Josey Health Science Library Friday, January 25th at 3 pm.


If you would like to carpool, please be at Davis College by 2:15pm Friday. You can also join us there at 3 pm.

Please join us for a very interesting tour.

Location: Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital Josey Health Science Library --
5 Richland Medical Park,
Columbia, SC 29203-6897
Date: 1/25/08
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lubuto in the news, with a $20,000 challenge grant!

Please help the Lubuto Library Project meet a $20,000 matching pledge challenge!

Many of you gave very generously in response to our year-end appeal, but now there is an opportunity for Lubuto to receive a 100% match of your donor dollars! The $40,000 we will raise will allow us to begin construction of the next Lubuto Library. To help us meet the 6-week challenge goal, visit www.Lubuto.org and click "donate now" or mail a check to:

Lubuto Library Project, Inc.

5505 Connecticut Ave., NW, #368

Washington, DC 20015-2601

U.S.A.

Lubuto will be featured in a story on Washington DC’s channel 5 news this Friday, January 18. For live streaming during the 8am and 11am newscasts, or to view the program afterward, go to www.myFoxDC.com.

Jane Kinney Meyers, President

Lubuto Library Project, Inc.

Bringing enlightenment and hope to Africa 's most vulnerable children


ALA announces literary award winners

Hi everyone,

The ALA has announced the Youth Media awards for 2008, the results can be seen here: http://www.ala.org/ala/pressreleases2008/january2008/announce08.htm

One of my favorite authors, Mo Willems, is one of the winners!

I hope everyone is having a great first week,
Zack

--
Zachary D. Moore

Public Library Appreciation Day - Jan 31 - Volunteers Needed

Greetings, SLIS students!
In years past, USC library students have assisted the SC Association of Public Library Adminstrators in our lobbying efforts at our annual SC Library Legislative Days. As a result of everyone working very hard, state aid for public libraries is finally back above the level that it was when the state sustained repeated budget cuts in the 90's. The help we received from volunteers helped make that possible, and we thank you for your support.
This year we are doing something a little bit different. We think it will be fun and exciting, and we need volunteers once again. We will be bringing public library supporters to the State House on Thursday, January 31st for the first ever Public Library Appreciation Day (PLAD). H.4397, a concurrent resolution officially recognizing the value of public libraries in SC, has passed in both the House and Senate, and we will be holding a press conference to publicize that event as well as thank our legislators for their support.
We are in need of about 8-12 volunteers on the morning of January 31st, from about 8:30am-11:00am. Volunteers will welcome supporters, escort groups to buildings on the statehouse grounds, and to serve as "ushers" at the front of the Blatt and Gressette buildings and the State House. Supporters will be wearing plaid crossed ribbons to show their support, so they should be easily identifiable to volunteers.
Please contact me if you would be interested in joining the fun and supporting SC public libraries or if have any questions. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you very much!

Volunteer at your local public library

Richland County Public Library

Volunteer Opportunities

Let’s Speak English

Join us for our Let’s Speak English program. This special program is designed to help international adults in our community practice speaking English. International adults will be able to practice their needed English skills in a comfortable environment by conversing with local adult volunteers.

Volunteers needed from January 16-April 16, 2008 at the Main Library on Wednesday mornings from 10-11 a.m.

Patron Desk

Patron Assistants are needed to greet and provide assistance to library visitors and patrons on Thursday afternoons 1:30-4:30, alternate Saturdays from 9-12 and alternate Sunday afternoons from 3-6 p.m.

As a RCPL volunteer you are able to:

  • acquire new skills and gain recognized work experience
  • expand your social horizons
  • serve in your own community
  • keep up with the latest books
  • help, and be appreciated for it
  • contribute to the success of the largest, busiest public library system in South Carolina

For additional information on these volunteer opportunities Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 929-3436 or email cdolan@myrcpl.com.

You may also download a volunteer application from www.myrcpl.com and return the completed application to any RCPL location or to:

Cathy Dolan

Volunteer Coordinator

Richland County Public Library

803-929-3436

CDolan@myrcpl.com

Internship Announcement -- Digital Library of Georgia

Internship Announcement

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 22, 2008

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability

of one internship position available from late May through the end of

August 2008 to last no more than ten weeks (dates are negotiable).

Located in Athens, Ga., the Digital Library (http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/)

works together with Georgia's libraries, archives, museums, and other

institutions of cultural heritage to provide access to the cultural and

historical resources of the state of Georgia. This primary mission is

accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and

preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. These

may include materials such as original manuscripts, typescripts, books,

photographs, maps, sheet music, posters and broadsides, newspapers,

primary source materials on microfilm, audio, video, and other formats.

The internship position will be available from late May through the end

of August 2008 to last no more than ten weeks (dates are negotiable).

The intern will work a thirty-five hour work week and assist in the

collection and upgrading of partner metadata related to the history and

culture of the state of Georgia. Activities also may include image

preparation and quality control, metadata creation (possibly including text

encoding), site development, and interface evaluation.

The intern has a choice of compensation packages:

* $8/hr. plus on-campus housing (on-campus housing is only available

from Monday, May 19, 2008 to Sunday, July 27, 2008) or

* $14.50/hr. (the intern will be responsible for securing his/her

own housing arrangements).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*Participates in the development of metadata by following

project-specific guidelines and procedures and by adhering to established national

and local standards.

*Maintains quality control and project goals by reviewing work, site

proofing, monitoring of OCR, SGML and XML output, and record editing and

updating as necessary.

*Assists in development of supplemental contextual materials for

project.

*Maintains statistical records of production by monitoring the material

flowing through the unit and resolving work-flow problems.

*Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes in department by

assuming other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

*Enhances database quality and searchability by collaborating with

GALILEO and Database Support staff on database design issues.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Recent graduate or current student of a masters-level library science,

archival studies/public history or museum studies program; Interest in

digitization in cultural heritage settings; Ability to perform diverse

and complex tasks with accuracy and attention to detail; Ability to

exercise independent judgment; Ability to establish and maintain effective

working relationships; Ability to work successfully in a

production-oriented environment; Ability to direct the work of others; Good written

and oral communication skills; Working knowledge of historical research

methodology and experience with standard bibliographic tools;

Familiarity with digital project setting preferred; Experience with XML and/or

HTML preferred; Coursework or experience in cataloging and/or archival

description preferred. Experience with digital imaging and OCR

preferred. Experience in an archival or museum setting preferred. College

degree required with background in humanities or social sciences prefer!

re!

!

d. Knowledge of the Georgia history and culture a plus.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter detailing your suitability

for the position, and contact information for three references.

Applications should be postmarked by February 22, 2008 and be sent to Sheila

McAlister, Assistant Director, Digital Library of Georgia, University

of Georgia, Main Library, Athens, GA 30602-1641, mcalists@uga.edu.

Sheila McAlister, C. A.

Assistant Director

Digital Library of Georgia

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-1641

706-542-5418

fax: 706-542-4144

mcalists@uga.edu

Part-time job opportunity-Richland County Public Library

Children’s Room Substitute

Richland County Public Library

· Excellent part-time job opportunity for SLIS students

· Gain experience in children’s services while working an on-call, flexible schedule

· Close to USC campus

Job title: Children’s Room Substitute

Location: Children’s Room, Main Library, RCPL, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201

Salary: $10.32 per hour

Hours: Part-time, on-call position with varying and flexible hours. The RCPL Children’s Room is open Monday-Thursday 9-9, Friday and Saturday 9-6, and Sunday 2-6. Substitutes work a flexible schedule (on-call) during any of these hours, dependent upon library scheduling needs.

Job duties include:

Assist library patrons in finding and using library materials effectively with the use of appropriate tools, such as automated library system and bibliographic tools.

Successfully complete and effectively apply limited training in the job, both initially and with periodic updates.

Assist patrons with basic informational and directional requests.

Help promote Children’s Room programs.

Assist staff in locating and pulling patron requests.

Work positively and pleasantly with public and staff on an on-going basis.

Apply work characteristics of being energetic, outgoing, and strongly customer-service oriented.

Maintain ability to adapt to new technology and changes in work procedures.

Perform other related duties as assigned or as needed.

Minimum qualifications:

High school graduation, preferably with one or more years of college work.

Other qualifications as required by stated “required knowledge, skills, and abilities”.

Availability matching library’s needs regarding location, schedule, and duration. Individuals who prefer a regular job (i.e. regular schedule of hours, FT or PT), or those whose hours of availability are fewer than 20 per week, should not apply.

Ability to lift, bend, squat, pull loaded book bin, print legibly, stand continuously, and walk around needed to perform the duties of the job.

To apply, submit completed “Employment Application” and “Substitute Supplemental Application” to any Richland County Public Library location or to: Personnel Office, RCPL, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201. Contact the Personnel Office at 803-929-3435 with any questions.

See also “Employment” at www.myrcpl.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

www.myrcpl.com

Sunday, January 13, 2008

797D Health Information Retrieval in Electronic Environments in Spring 2008 Semester



The 797D Health Information Retrieval in Electronic Environments,

called J797D, is offered in the Spring 2008 semester. Here is an overview

of the course:

This elective course is designed for students who wish to develop

comprehensive electronic health-related information-searching and -seeking

skills. This course is a survey of electronic information resources in

the health sciences, including discussion of relevant controlled

vocabularies and their use in formulating and executing search strategies.

The ultimate goals are to: 1) prepare the students in the School of

Library and Information Science’s Master’s program to be expert online

searchers in the provision of health information services in both

physical information settings and in a virtual environment, including the

Internet, and 2) assist doctoral and master’s students in health-related

programs in the development of critical thinking and analytical skills

in health-information seeking and use.

797D can meet the needs of students who want to develop advanced health

information online searching skills. I used concepts in the Medical

Library Association Policy Statement: Role of Expert Searching in Health

Sciences Libraries to design this course

(http://www.mlanet.org/resources/expert_search/policy_expert_search.html).

Approach to Course:

A combination of lectures, class activities, discussion, and projects.

Lectures and course materials (electronic- and/or text-based)

will be uploaded to the course Blackboard (BB) web site on Wednesdays.

Several online class sessions will be held throughout the

semester on Wednesdays.

Schedule:

Wednesday (6:00 pm -7:50 pm)

Course Venues:

Adobe® Connect™ (aka Breeze Meeting), course Blackboard, and e-mail

Onsite:

January 26, 2008 (Location: Davis College Computer Lab Rm. #111 on the

Columbia Campus)

Note from instructor: Students in J797D are mandatory for the one

all-day Saturday (on campus OR virtual; 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.) onsite. I'll

work with the students to choose a date for the virtual onsite via

Adobe® Connect™ (aka Breeze Meeting). Students can choose to attend the

on-campus onsite or the virtual one.

Textbook and Course Resources:

Required readings in full-text format will be available on the course

Blackboard (BB) web site.

Course Description:

This course is a survey of electronic information resources in the

health sciences, including online command-driven systems, menu-driven

systems, and Internet sources. The course covers the discussion of relevant

controlled vocabularies and their use in formulating and executing

search strategies. It also includes an evidence-based health-care

component whereby students learn to analyze critically the biomedical

literature and determine reference and research relevancy.

The major topics are:

1. Health sciences electronic information resources

2. Controlled vocabularies

3. Search strategy formulation and execution

4. Evidence- based health care

Course Goals and Objectives:

This course is designed to provide an overview of various health

sciences electronic information resources as well as controlled vocabularies

used to index the biomedical literature. Students will gain hands-on

experience developing and executing search strategies. Students will

gain exposure to evidence-based health-care techniques employed to

evaluate the literature and determine reference and research relevancy.

At the conclusion of this course students should:

1. Understand the basic principles involved in developing search

strategies to retrieve citations to the biomedical literature

2. Be acquainted with controlled vocabularies used to index the

biomedical literature

3. Be acquainted with reference tools utilized in health sciences

information retrieval

4. Have an understanding of evidence-based health care techniques

employed to analyze critically the biomedical literature and determine

reference and research relevancy

Note:

If you have any questions, please contact me at tuf@gwm.sc.edu. I look

forward to seeing you and work with you in this semester.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Career Center Fairs

Students,

For information about the Career Center and their recruitment fairs,

please go to this URL http://www.sc.edu/career/

Clicking on the Education Recruitment icon will allow you to see a

List of schools/school districts that are already registered to attend.

The list is short at this point because recruiters typically wait until

the last minute to register. In order to see more details about the types

of teachers the districts are seeking, the students will need to

register in JobMate, and anyone who needs help with this can contact

me.

JobMate is free for students.

Carol

Hiring for USC School of Medicine Library Assistantship

The USC School of Medicine Library is hiring a Graduate Assistant for the Access Services Department. Details are available at http://uscm.med.sc.edu/ga.htm.

The 10 hours per week position pays $8.50 per hour and includes a $750 per semester tuition supplement. The GA must be able to work Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please send your resume to Briget Livingston at blivingston@med.sc.edu to apply. The views expressed here represent the views of individual list members and do not necessarily reflect the views of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Part-time employment opportunity with SC State Historical Records Advisory Board

Hi archives students,

The South Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board is seeking a

student assistant. Job responsibilities will include compiling an

online directory, developing communications in the archival community

(web, e-mail and surface mail addresses, etc.), and possibly securing

publicity on soon to be awarded Board grants to repositories and local

governments, and, as needed, in the more mundane help of copying, etc.

The position would begin in mid-to-late January and run through the

Spring 2008 semester, with the possibility that I may have funding

through the end of 2008. 20 hours per week, $10-12 per hour.

If you are interested, contact Roy Tryon at tryon@scdah.state.sc or

803.896.6120.

Best,

Jennifer


Sumter Job Opportunity

The Reference Services Librarian provides reference assistance to a

diverse community of Library patrons utilizing print and electronic

resources. The successful candidate will possess a Master's degree in

Library Science or related field, a positive attitude, and strong

customer relations skills. Further information and application

available at www.midnet.sc.edu/sumtercls Contact Robert Harden @

hardenr@infoave.net or 803-773-7273.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Program Orientation Jan 12

Hello New SLIS Students,

We are looking forward to meeting you on Saturday, January 12 on the

Columbia Campus for the School of Library and Information Science

Orientation.

Earlier this month notices about the Orientation were mailed to all new

students.

This meeting is MANDATORY for incoming students; if you have a

personal reason

for not attending, such as family emergency, etc. please contact the

Student Services

Office at 1-800-304-3153, or 1-803-777-3887, or by email at

carolbwilliams@sc.edu

or lindseynewman@sc.edu.

We will begin at 10:00 am in Room 107 at Currell College. Parking can

be found at meters on

nearby streets as well as in the lower level of the Pendleton Street

Garage. Currell College is

located on Greene Street, across from the Russell House student Center

and next to Davis College

on Greene Street. If you want to get online driving directions, just

enter our address (Davis College)

at 1501 Greene Street for the destination address. You can also go to

the USC campus map web site at http://www.sc.edu/uscmap to locate

Currell College.

We will begin at 10:00 am when you will be welcomed and introduced to

SLIS faculty, staff, and other guests. A brief overview and

information

session will conclude at 10:45 am with a morning break. We will

continue

the information portion untiil lunch, which will be served at Davis

College at 12:30 - 1:45 pm. Students will have time to go to the Barnes

and Noble Book store at Russell House in the afternoon portion of

Orientation.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Carol Williams

Carol Williams

Student Services Manager

School of Library and Information Sciences

University of SC

Phone: (803) 777-0270 Fax: (803) 777-0457

DIGITAL LIBRARY SCANNING ASSISTANT NEEDED at the Special Collections

DIGITAL LIBRARY SCANNING ASSISTANT NEEDED at the Special Collections

Department of the Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston.

Part-time Digital Library assistant is needed for 20 hours a week,

starting in January, to assist in scanning rare library materials.

Hours are flexible between 9am and 4:30pm, Monday-Friday. A minimum

year

commitment and an inclination to be detail-oriented is preferred. All

serious inquiries please contact John White at (843)953-6810 or

WhiteJ@CofC.edu.

The views expressed here represent the views of individual list members

and do not necessarily reflect the views of the School of Library and

Information Science at the University of South Carolina.

Graduate Assistantship

The School of Library and Information Science is seeking three graduate

students who are interested in a Graduate Assistantship for the Spring

2008 semester. Two positions are available with a faculty member, and

one position is available in a campus office. The faculty assignments

requires 10 hours of work per week, and the office assignment requires

20 hours of work per week. Student assistants with 10 hour

assistantship earn a stipend of $1500 per semester and a $1500 tuition

supplement; student assistants with a 20 hour assistantship earn a

stipend of $3000 per semester and a $1500 tuition supplement.

Both of these positions offer excellent learning and work experiences.

If you are interested, please contact the SLIS Director's Office at

777-3858 or by email at delton@gwm.sc.edu.

Carolyn A. Delton

Office of the Director

School of Library & Information Science

College of Mass Communications & Information Studies

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208

Office: (803) 777-3858 Fax: (803) 777-7938

email: delton@gwm.sc.edu

SLIS J706 - Spring 2007




Welcome to SLIS J706!!

The syllabus is now available on the web at -

http://www.libsci.sc.edu/chrisb/706.htm

You can access the first things you need to do from the Assignments

area of

the Syllabus.

The Blackboard site for the class is not ready yet, but will be set to

go

later this week. I will post another message to this list when the

Blackboard

site is ready. After that, course announcements will be made within

Blackboard.

I know that the syllabus will not answer all of the questions and

concerns

you have about the course. Later this week, a complete course

introduction

will be available in Blackboard.

Chris Billinsky

Chris Billinsky

School of Library & Information Science, Davis College

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208

EMAIL FOR SLIS706: cbillin706@yahoo.com

WEB: http://www.libsci.sc.edu/chrisb/


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

2 DIGITAL COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS NEEDED at Thomas Cooper Library

2 DIGITAL COLLECTIONS ASSISTANTS NEEDED at Thomas Cooper Library

1. Part-time Digital Library assistant is needed for 20 hours a week
each, starting in January, for a minimum of 8 months, to assist in web
design, metadata creation, and scanning rare library materials.
Experience with PhotoShop, Excel and HTML required and an inclination to
be detail-oriented preferred.

2. Seeking a creative person for 20 hours a week, starting in January,
to assist in creating web pages for digital library collections.Minimum
skills needed are HTML, Photoshop, and web design. Additional experience
with javascript or other web programming languages and Dreamweaver is
preferred. Job may require other miscellaneous digital library duties.

For examples see http://www.sc.edu/library/digital/.

Hours are flexible between 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday. Serious
inquiries please contact Kate Boyd at 777-2249 or boydkf@gwm.sc.edu.
Interviewing will occur at the beginning of January.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Deaf Culture Linking with Libraries



DEAF CULTURE LINKING WITH LIBRARIES

To help meet our mission to promote deaf culture, books and

literacy

through library programs and exhibits, the National Literary Society

of

the Deaf (NLSD) will have an exhibit (Table #233) during the annual

business meeting of the American Library Association, January 11 - 16,

2008. www.ala.org. The meeting will be held in Philadelphia, at the

Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch Street). Exhibits hours are

Friday, January 11 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm); Saturday, January 12 and

Sunday, January 13 (9:00 am to 5:00pm) and Monday, January 14 (9:00 am

to 2:00 pm)

Jim Mallard is the new NLSD Exhibit Coordinator and he will be

assisted by Amy Bopp, President of Library Friends Section of the

National Association of the Deaf and Newby Ely, a member of Deaf

History International.

The exhibit theme will be GOT DEAF CULTURE @ YOUR LIBRARY? ASK A

LIBRARIAN!. This is a new series for 2008-2010 in which purpose is to

familiarize American libraries with the National Association of the

Deaf and ten other deaf-related membership organizations. If you plan

to be at the above convention, please stop by the NLSD table #233 and

ask about the new Series.

If you are unable to stop by but you want local deaf communities to be

aware of your library's interest in presenting deaf cultural programs

in 2008 or beyond, please check to make sure that your library is

already listed in the FOLDA directory, DEAF COMMUNITY CONTACTS @ YOUR

LIBRARY - www.folda.net (click on key contacts and then directories).

Individuals wishing to become boosters of NLSD: please go to

folda.net/nlsd/about.

Individuals wishing to join Library Friends Section of the National

Association of the Deaf (LFS-NAD): please email your name and email

address asking about its benefits to alicehagemeyer@aol.com.

Contact

Alice L. Hagemeyer, Director

National Literary Society of the Deaf

www.folda.net/nlsd

E-mail NLS@aol.com

Medical Library speaker / Friday, Jan. 11th from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

The Columbia Area Medical Librarians Association invites you to attend a special presentation

Impacting African Health in a Small Medical Library

Jane Bridges, ML, AHIP

Mercer University Clinical Campus Librarian

Health Sciences Library

Memorial University Medical Center

Savannah, Georgia

Friday, January 11, 2008

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

School of Medicine Library

University of South Carolina

Ms. Bridges will report on her experience of organizing a hospital library collection in a mission hospital in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Ms. Bridges received her library degree at the University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science. She has held positions with South Carolina AHEC at MUSC in Charleston; Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, SC; Methodist Hospitals of Memphis, TN. She is a distinguished member of the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals.

In 2005, Ms. Bridges was the first hospital librarian chosen to participate in the National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows program. When not at her day job, she practices yoga and enjoys paddling her kayak in the tidal marshes around Tybee Island, Georgia, where she lives. She is a breast cancer survivor.

A reception will follow the presentation.

Help @ Nelson Mullins

[Posted on behalf of Linda Martin]

Hi Everybody,

I'm sending this out to you all in hopes that you
might know of someone who is willing and able to
work around 20 hours per week ($10 per hour) to
assist with maintaining the law library at Nelson
Mullins.

The job entails updating looseleaf materials,
filing pocket parts and shelving.

The hours are very flexible, requiring some during 8
am - 6 pm for direction from the library staff.

Let me hear,
Linda Martin
lmartin1947@yahoo.com

Part-time/temp job opening @ College of Charleston

WANTED: library school student interested in part-time employment in the Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston. This position is offered as temporary employment. Approximately 15 hours of work per week is required, Monday through Friday only.The hourly wage is $7.20.
DUTIES: assisting interlibrary loan/document delivery staff with packing and delivery of materials. Great opportunity to gain concrete experience with Pascal Delivers and the ILLiad software.
IF INTERESTED, please call our interlibrary loan office at (843) 953-0004 or email Chris Nelson at nelsonc@cofc.edu.