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Applications Sought for Instruction Section (IS) List Administrator

The ACRL Instruction Section is now accepting applications for the Instruction Section (IS) List Administrator position. The IS List Administrator serves a one-year term and is responsible for maintaining the Section’s closed committee discussion lists, under the general direction of the IS Executive Committee and through consultation with the IS Web Site Administrator(s). The IS lists are crucial to maintaining communication within the Advisory Council, the Executive Committee, and other IS committees and task forces.

These lists will be hosted by ALA’s Sympa software, the same software used to host public listservs such as ILI-L and COLLIB-L.

The List Administrator has an appointment as a member of the Communication Committee and, as such, participates in the work of the committee throughout the year.

List administration responsibilities include:

* Maintaining lists with closed memberships for the IS Executive Committee and IS Advisory Council.

* Creating and maintaining additional closed lists for Instruction Section committees and task forces.

* Maintaining membership of Section lists and acting as list owner for settings and other changes.

* Updating the document Tips for the IS Committee List Administrator as needed.

Qualifications:

* Membership in the ACRL Instruction Section.

* Ability to meet deadlines and to communicate effectively through email.

* Commitment to respond quickly to the Section’s needs.

* Experience with mailing list software or list ownership, or demonstrated ability to learn.

* Knowledge of mailing list software settings and etiquette, or demonstrated ability to learn.

Appointment and term:

The IS Committee List Administrator is a volunteer who serves a one-year term, upon selection by the Executive Committee and appointment by the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. The appointment begins immediately after the ALA Annual Conference in 2013.

Application process:

Please submit a curriculum vitae or resume and cover letter to Kenneth Simon, Chair, IS Communication Committee, at kssimon@pasadena.edu. The letter of interest should outline experience and knowledge applicable to the position. Any samples of relevant work will also be accepted. The application deadline is Friday, May 31, 2013.

WGSS Seeks NWSA Liaison

The ACRL Women & Gender Studies Section (WGSS) is currently seeking applications to serve a two-year term (July 2013- June 2015) as the ACRL liaison to the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA).  Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between NWSA and ACRL in order to form strong relationships and advance the interests of ACRL and NWSA.

About NWSA
Established in 1977, the National Women’s Studies Association has as one of its primary objectives promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.

Our commitments are to: illuminate the ways in which women’s studies are vital to education; to demonstrate the contributions of feminist scholarship that is comparative, global, intersectional and interdisciplinary to understandings of the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences; and to promote synergistic relationships between scholarship, teaching and civic engagement in understandings of culture and society.

NWSA recognizes that women’s studies is broader than what happens in the classroom and acknowledges women’s centers staff as feminist educators. Campus-based women’s centers have a long history of working together with women’s studies to transform the curriculum, the campus environment, and society at large.

Through their scholarship and pedagogy our members actively pursue knowledge to promote a just world in which all persons can develop to their fullest potential–one free from ideologies, systems of privilege or structures that oppress or exploit some for the advantage of others. The Association has more than 2,000 individual and 350 institutional members working in varied specialties across the United States and around the world.

For more information about the organization, please visit the association website or contact the current NWSA/ACRL Liaison Cindy Ingold (cingold@uillinois.edu).

Deadline for Applications
Friday, May 17, 2013

Submission Requirements
Nominees must submit:
A letter of application articulating qualifications and a current vita to:

Jennifer Mayer, WGSS Chair (mayerj@uwyo.edu)

Expectations

  • Liaison attends the annual NWSA conferences
  • Liaison submits an annual report to the ACRL Liaisons Council
  • Liaison writes an article about their activities for the WGSS newsletter
  • Liaison serves as ex-officio on the WGSS Executive Committee and ex-officio on the WGSS Research Committee.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Current member of ACRL and WGSS
  • Experience with or interest in women and gender studies
  • Interest in coordinating activities to increase interaction between NWSA, ACRL, and WGSS
  • Experience with or interest in outreach and advocacy related to women and gender studies.
  • Financial support to attend NWSA Annual Conferences for the length of the two-year term if not funded by ACRL (Note:  Liaison may apply for up to $1500 in conference funding from the ACRL Conference Grants Committee, but funding is not guaranteed).
  • Excellent communication skills

Desired:

  • Record of serving WGSS and/or ACRL on committees, task forces, or in other roles.
  • Current membership in NWSA
  • Previous NWSA conference attendance or other involvement with NWSA.

Selection Process Timeline

  • May 20 — 24, 2013: A subcommittee of the WGSS Executive Committee reviews submitted applications.
  • May 28, 2013: WGSS Chair contacts successful candidate.

Questions?  Please contact WGSS Chair, Jennifer Mayer: mayerj@uwyo.edu

Applications Sought for Instruction Section (IS) List Administrator

The ACRL Instruction Section is now accepting applications for the Instruction Section (IS) List Administrator position.  The IS List Administrator serves a two-year term and is responsible for maintaining the Section’s closed committee discussion lists, under the general direction of the IS Executive Committee and through consultation with the IS Web Site Administrator(s). The List Administrator hosts these lists at his or her home institution. The IS lists are crucial to maintaining communication within the Advisory Council, the Executive Committee, and other IS committees and task forces.

The List Administrator has an appointment as a member of the Communication Committee and, as such, participates in the work of the committee throughout the year.

List Administration responsibilities include:

  • Creating lists with closed memberships for the IS Executive Committee and IS Advisory Council, as well as additional closed lists for Instruction Section committees and task forces.
  • Maintaining membership of Section lists and acting as list owner for settings and other changes.
  • Updating the document Tips for the IS Committee List Administrator as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Membership in the ACRL Instruction Section.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to communicate effectively through email.
  • Commitment to respond quickly to the Section’s needs.
  • Institutional computer resources for maintaining the Section’s closed lists.
  • Experience with mailing list software or list ownership, or demonstrated ability to learn.
  • Knowledge of mailing list software settings and etiquette, or demonstrated ability to learn.

Appointment and term:

The IS Committee List Administrator is a volunteer who serves a two-year term, upon selection by the Executive Committee and appointment by the Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect. The IS Communication Committee will make a recommendation for filling the position to the IS Executive Committee, and the appointment begins immediately after the ALA Annual Conference that year.

Application process:

Please submit a curriculum vitae or resume and cover letter to Kenneth Simon, chair, IS Communication Committee, at kssimon@pasadena.edu. The letter of interest should outline experience and knowledge applicable to the position. Any samples of relevant work will also be accepted. The application deadline is Monday, April 29, 2013.

Anaheim ArtsGuide Now Available

The ACRL Arts Section has published an updated Anaheim ArtsGuide (PDF), just in time for the upcoming 2012 ALA Annual Conference. Check it out for all the best in art, music, architecture, theater, and more that the Anaheim and Orange County area has to offer.

ArtsGuides are semi-annual guides developed by members and associates of ACRL’s Arts Section to help ALA conference attendees find arts-related venues and events in and around host cities (ArtsGuides are also published for ACRL conference host cities).

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).

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