Katelyn Angell Questions the Need for Second Masters

An interesting opinion article is in this month’s American Libraries. Typically, employers expect potential hires to hold both an MLIS and an additional subject-specific master’s or PhD. Upon learning this daunting fact, two pressing questions immediately formed in my mind: How can people on a librarian’s salary afford to earn multiple graduate degrees, and why […]

ALA Poster Session Application Deadline – January 31st

Proposals for the 2008 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA are due on January 31st. Poster sessions may present any of the following: a description of an innovative library program an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort a report of a research study Click here for much more information, including samples and abstracts of previous […]

Getting Involved and Conference Attendance for "Newbies"

The ACRL Blog has a piece about new members attending ALA’s Midwinter conference by Josh Petrusa titled “Attempt at Midwinter.” In youthful naiveté, I assumed being a new member of the profession (and ALA) that I would just go to Midwinter, attend some stuff, get involved, etc. There’s been some really good feedback in the […]

Eye to I: Visual Literacy Meets Information Literacy

The ACRL Arts Section and Instruction Section invite you to visit the Virtual Poster Sessions being offered in connection with their joint program at ALA 2007 in Washington, D.C. The conference program, titled “Eye to I: Visual Literacy Meets Information Literacy,” will explore the relationship between these two sets of abilities. The poster sessions and […]

Booth Volunteers needed for Resume Review Service at ALA

*Please excuse cross-posting. Colleagues The 2007 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. is coming very soon! NMRT Resume Review Service needs you! Please consider volunteering to greet participants. Consult the current ALA 2007 Annual Conference Volunteer Booth Schedule [http://nmrtrrs.wikispaces.com/Annual2007Schedule] for available time slots. Sign-up early and reserve your preferred time slots. The location of the […]

Going to ALA's Annual Conference? We'd Like to Talk to You :)

In preparing for a next-gen OPAC proposal, Megan Macken & myself are looking for resources to tap. If you’re going to this year’s annual ALA conference in Washington, DC, we’d like you to check out any sessions that would shed some more light on next-gen OPACs & their users. There is one program in particular […]

Jim Rettig elected ALA President

From the ALA website (complete article here): CHICAGO – James Rettig, university librarian at the University of Richmond (Va.), has been elected president of the American Library Association (ALA) for the 2008-2009 term, defeating Nancy Davenport, president, Nancy Davenport and Associates. As ALA president, Rettig will be the chief elected officer for the oldest and […]

ALA Conference and Career Mentoring

Are you going to the ALA conference in D.C. this year?  If so, there are 4 more days to sign up for the Conference Mentoring program.  Applications received after May 6th “will be accepted with the understanding that mentor/mentee matches will be made based on the availability of a mentor or mentee.” If you can’t […]