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American Anthropological Association Liaison Sought

The ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) is currently seeking applications to serve a two-year term (August 2012- July 2014) as the ACRL Liaison to the American Anthropological Association (AAA).  Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between AAA and ACRL to form strong relationships and advance the interests of ACRL and ANSS.

About AAA:

The American Anthropological Association (AAA), founded in 1902, is one of the largest Anthropological organizations in the world and was democratically formed to address the needs of people interested and working in the field of Anthropology. Currently, there are over 10,000 members, but the numbers continue to increase. The AAA also is responsible for regularly releasing issues of the journal, the American Anthropologist.

Richard B. Woodbury, well-known Anthropologist, stated, “The AAA has remained the central society for the discipline, addressing with considerable success its increasingly varied interests and speaking for anthropology to other fields, the federal and state governments, and the public” (Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology, 1994)

For more information about the organization, please visit http://www.aaanet.org. The latest AAA Liaison reports (2009 and 2010) is available on ALA Connect.

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2012

Submission Requirements
Nominees must submit:

  • A letter of application articulating qualifications to Sally Willson Weimer,  ANSS Liaison Committee Co-Chair, weimer@library.ucsb.edu or  Anne Larrivee, ANSS Liaison  Committee Co-Chair,  larrivee@binghamton.edu.
  • A current vita

Qualifications
Required:

  • Current member of ANSS, ACRL, and AAA
  • Experience collaborating with Anthropology faculty and providing assistance to Anthropology students
  • Interest in coordinating activities to increase interaction between ASA and ACRL
  • Financial support to attend ASA Annual Conferences for the length of the two-year term if not fully  funded by ACRL (Note:  ANSS  may provide limited, supplemental funding)
  • Experience with or interest in integrating information technology into sociology academic programs
  • Experience with or interest in outreach and education efforts
  • Excellent communication skills

Desired:

  • Record of serving ANSS and/or ACRL on committees, task forces, etc.
  • Participation in one or more sections of  AAA
  • Advanced degree or graduate coursework in Anthropology or related areas

Selection Process Timeline

  • July  1-15: ANSS Executive Committee reviews submitted applications.
  • Aug.  1: ANSS Executive Committee contacts successful candidate.

If you have any questions, please contact ANSS  Liaison Committee co-chairs Sally Willson Weimer (weimer@library.ucsb.edu) or Anne Larrivee (larrivee@binghamton.edu).

American Sociological Association Liaison Wanted

The ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) is currently seeking applications to serve a two-year term (August 2012- July 2014) as the ACRL Liaison to the American Sociological Association (ASA).  Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between ASA and ACRL to form strong relationships and advance the interests of ACRL and ANSS.

About ASA:

The American Sociological Association (ASA), founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. With over 14,000 members, ASA encompasses sociologists who are faculty members at colleges and universities, researchers, practitioners, and students. About 20 percent of the members work in government, business, or non-profit organizations.

As the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association, through its Executive Office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.”

For more information about the organization, visit http://www.asanet.org/. The latest ASA Liaison report (2011) is available on ALA Connect.

Deadline for Applications: June 30, 2012

Submission Requirements

Nominees must submit:

  • A letter of application articulating qualifications to Sally Willson Weimer,  ANSS Liaison Committee Co-Chair, weimer@library.ucsb.edu or  Anne Larrivee, ANSS Liaison Committee Co-Chair,  larrivee@binghamton.edu.
  • A current vita

Qualifications

Required:

  • Current member of ANSS, ACRL, and ASA
  • Experience collaborating with Anthropology faculty and providing assistance to Anthropology students
  • Interest in coordinating activities to increase interaction between ASA and ACRL
  • Financial support to attend ASA Annual Conferences for the length of the two-year term if not fully funded by ACRL (Note:  ANSS  may provide limited, supplemental funding)
  • Experience with or interest in integrating information technology into sociology academic programs
  • Experience with or interest in outreach and education efforts
  • Excellent communication skills

Desired:

  • Record of serving ANSS and/or ACRL on committees, task forces, etc.
  • Participation in one or more sections of ASA
  • Advanced degree or graduate coursework in sociology or related areas

Selection Process Timeline

  • July  1-15: ANSS Executive Committee reviews submitted applications.
  • Aug.  1: ANSS Executive Committee contacts successful candidate.

If you have any questions, please contact ANSS  Liaison Committee Co-chairs Sally Willson Weimer (weimer@library.ucsb.edu) or Anne Larrivee (larrivee@binghamton.edu).

National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience Liaison Wanted

The ACRL Instruction Section (IS) is currently seeking applications to serve a three-year term (July 2012 – July 2015) as the ACRL liaison to the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience.  Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between the National Resource Center and ACRL in order to form strong relationships and advance the interests of ACRL and IS.

About the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience
The National Resource Center’s mission reads: “Building upon its history of excellence as the founder and leader of the first-year experience movement, the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition serves education professionals by supporting and advancing efforts to improve student learning and transitions into and through higher education. We achieve this mission by providing opportunities for the exchange of practical and scholarly information as well as the discussion of trends and issues in our field through the convening of conferences and other professional development events such as institutes, workshops, and online learning opportunities; publication of scholarly practice books, research reports, a peer-reviewed journal, electronic newsletters, and guides; generating, supporting, and disseminating research and scholarship; hosting visiting scholars; and maintaining several online channels for resource sharing and communication, including a dynamic website, email lists, and social media outlets.”  For more information about the organization, please visit http://www.sc.edu/fye/  or contact the current Liaison Debbie Malone (Debbie.malone@desales.edu). A compilation of National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience Liaison reports (2007 – 2011) is available on ALA Connect.

Deadline for Applications: May 18, 2012

Submission Requirements
Nominees must submit:

  • A letter of application articulating qualifications to Stephanie Michel, IS Chair (michel@up.edu)
  • A current vita

Expectations

  • Liaison attends the Annual Conference on the First Year Experience (organized by the National Resource Center), which takes place in February.
  • Attendance at ALA Midwinter or Annual Conferences is optional.
  • Liaisons will submit a report about their activities to the IS Advisory Council at least once per year (either in person or in writing).
  • Liaison will write a short article about their activities for the IS Newsletter once per year.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Current member of IS and ACRL
  • Experience working with first year students
  • Interest in coordinating activities to increase interaction between the National Resource Center, ACRL, and IS
  • Financial support to attend the Annual Conference on the First Year Experience for the length of the three-year term if not funded by ACRL (Note:  Liaison may apply for up to $1500 in conference funding from the Liaison Grants Committee, but funding is not guaranteed)
  • Experience with or interest in outreach and advocacy to campus stakeholders engaged in the first-year experience movement
  • Excellent communication skills

Desired:

  • Record of serving IS and/or ACRL on committees, task forces, etc.
  • Advanced degree or credential in teaching
  • Experience conducting research on the first-year experience

Selection Process Timeline

  • May 21 – June 1: A subcommittee of the IS Executive Committee reviews submitted applications.
  • June 4: IS Chair contacts successful candidate.

If you have any questions, please contact IS Chair Stephanie Michel at michel@up.edu

2012 ACRL Award Winners, Part 2

Congratulations to the following recipients of 2012 ACRL awards!

A complete listing of 2012 award winners is available on the ACRL website.

53rd Annual RBMS Preconference Registration Open

Registration for the 53rd Annual Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Preconference is now open. The 53rd Annual RBMS Preconference, “FUTURES!” will be held June 19-22, 2012, in San Diego. Register by May 18 and save $50 off the full registration fee. Registration materials are available on the RBMS website.

The 53rd RBMS Preconference will explore a multiplicity of futures for the rare book, manuscript and special collections community. How are special collections materials being discovered and used today? How will they be discovered and used tomorrow? Who will our users be and what will they need? What forms will special collections materials take? Join your colleagues to learn, discuss, share and contemplate, because the future is now.

Preconference plenary sessions will focus on three components of special collections and archives work – use, object and discovery. Sessions will explore the ways in which special collections materials are used in the digital humanities, the future of discovery and access to collections made possible with linked open data and the potential future forms the book as object might take. The programming also features smaller and more interactive sessions, including 10 seminars, four panels of short papers and seven discussion sessions. The 2012 preconference also includes three workshops held Tuesday, June 19, at the Westin San Diego. All three workshops require an additional registration fee.

Attendees will also enjoy a Booksellers’ Showcase featuring 40 Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America member exhibitors; a Book Arts Fair featuring 24 book artists; have an opportunity to try the latest in electronic tools and software applications at the first-ever RBMS Preconference Technology Petting Zoo; and celebrate the submissions and winners of the Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards, with displays during breaks and the evening reception.

Complete program details and housing information are available on the RBMS website. Contact ACRL Conference Supervisor Tory Ondrla at (312) 280-2515 or tondrla@ala.org with questions about the preconference.

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