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Call for Submissions: Biblio-Notes Spring 2014

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Below is a note from Biblio-Notes editor, John Glover, as posted to the LES-L discussion list.  Biblio-Notes is the LES newsletter; you must be a member of ACRL-LES to submit contributions.

Biblio-Notes needs your contributions for the Spring 2014 issue! If you’d like an idea of what people have previously written, take a look through past issues: http://bit.ly/1dMxBqg. If you’re looking for ideas…

 

  • Are you at MLA right now? Has it inspired you to try something new?
  • Have you run literary events lately, whether visiting writers or sponsoring new student literary groups?
  • Does Philadelphia beckon? If you’re going to be at Midwinter in person, share some news with those of us who only attend virtually.
  • Did you mount an exhibit last semester? Tell us how it went, and share some photographs.
  • Are you involved in a major new project at your library, one that’s based in or strongly affects English?
  • Were you recently hired, promoted, published, tenured, or otherwise excellent? Your fellow LES members want to know.

 

Please send your submissions for the Spring 2014 issue in .doc, .docx, .odt, or .rtf format to jglover2@vcu.edu by Friday, April 18th. And remember — Biblio-Notes is a newsletter, not Critical Inquiry! Brief articles, activity writeups, and any news of your doings in the 250-1000 word range are perfect. If you have questions, please drop me a line.

2014 Midwinter Discussion Group Meetings

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Below is information about ALA Midwinter Discussion Groups (virtual and in-person) to look forward to in January.  Mark your calendars!

 

ACRL LES Reference Discussion Group

This discussion group provides an information-sharing forum for librarians with interests in reference services and materials related to the study of literatures in English.

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 28, 1 – 2 pm CST

Location: Online

Contact: John Glover and Kristen Hogan

More information: http://connect.ala.org/node/214070

 

ACRL LES Collections Discussion Group

This discussion group serves as an open forum for presentation and discussion of any topic or issue which involves the management, preservation, or use of materials in English-language literatures.

Date and Time: Friday, January 31, 2 – 3 pm CST

Location: Online

Contacts: Judith Arnold and Hazel McClure

 

ACRL Digital Humanities Discussion Group

This discussion group focuses on the digital humanities in academic libraries. Topics include outreach, tools, projects, user support, librarian training, and much more.

Date and Time: Sunday, January 26, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center – 204 A

More information: http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12377

 

MLA International Bibliography in Academic Libraries Discussion Group

Date and Time: Saturday, January 25, 10:30  - 11:30 am

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center -115 B

Contact: David Oberhelman

More information: http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12492

 

To browse other discussion and interest group meetings scheduled for ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, visit the conference schedule online and narrow by: “Type of Library” (Academic) and “Meeting Type” (Discussion/Interest group).  To browse other virtual discussion group meetings, search in ALA Connect.  If you would like to share other Midwinter discussion group meetings of interest to LES members, post to the LES Facebook group.

 

Other LES midwinter meetings that you are free to join:

ACRL LES Virtual Participation Committee

This committee explores ways in which LES members can participate in Section meetings remotely and to advise LES committees and discussion groups with plans for virtual meetings and other emerging opportunities for distance participation.

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 7 from 1 – 3 pm CST

Location: Online

Contact: Amanda Rust

 

LES Job Shadowing Program

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Realizing the importance of recruiting future librarians, the ACRL Literatures in English section has begun a job shadowing program for those interested in becoming Humanities Librarians.  Job shadowing is a way for potential librarians to learn more about the field of librarianship and the day-to-day work of a librarian.  It will also help future librarians form mentoring relationships and begin the important work of networking.  This program is open to anyone in the United States.  We welcome undergraduate students, graduate students, and those considering switching careers.   LES will match those interested in a job shadowing opportunity with volunteers from LES.  The actual job shadowing usually takes place over the course of one day.

If you are interested in being hosted by an LES librarian, please fill out this form. We will attempt to match you with an academic librarian working at an institution in your area.

If you are an LES member who would like to volunteer to host someone, please contact Arianne Hartsell-Gundy at hartsea@muohio.edu.  If you’ve previously expressed interest in hosting someone, your name is on the list and there’s no need to let me know again.

Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think might be interested.  More information can be found here.

LES Newsletter

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

The Spring 2010 issue of Biblionotes is now available! In this fabulous issue:

  • An update from the chair on LES’s growing relationship with MLA
  • A welcome for new member Joshua Finnell, Denison University (Granville, OH)
  • “Life as a Humanities Librarian,” by  Julianne Buchsbaum, University of Kansas
  • Report on a panel presentation, “Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Institutional Repositories” at the University of Buffalo Libraries

This is the final issue for editor Laura Taddeo. Our new editor, Carrie Wajda, will begin in July 2010. Big “thank yous” to Laura for her excellent work on the blog over these past years, and to Carrie for taking over this important job!

LES Election Results

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

Congratulations to our newly elected officers:

  • Faye Christenberry, Vice Chair/Chair Elect
  • Tim Hackman, Secretary
  • Melissa Van Vuuren, Member-at-Large

And thank you to all of the nominees and the nominating committee.

2010 LES Candidates

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

Colleagues,

The LES 2010 Nominating Committee has released its slate of candidates for the upcoming ALA election. The candidates for each office are below. Thank you to the Nominating Committee for its fine work!

Vice-Chair/Chair Elect:
Shawn Martin
Faye Christenberry

Secretary:
Timothy Hackman
Aline Soules

Member-at-Large:
Melissa Van Vuuren
Laura Fuderer

Juggling Responsibilities: LES New Members Discussion Group at ALA 2010 Midwinter on 01/16/10

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Has your library recently asked you to take on “just one” more department or committee? Did you study literature, but now find yourself responsible for linguistics and composition studies? Perhaps your growing to-do list has kept you from your own research interests, collection management, or the latest professional literature? In this era of hiring freezes, budget cuts, and information gluts, librarians in the humanities must juggle a growing number of responsibilities. Please join the LES New Members Discussion Group for a conversation on techniques for keeping current, favorite time-saving applications, and stress-busting tips.  This discussion group is open to members new and old.  We’ll be meeting on Saturday January 16th from 4:00-5:30 in the Plymouth Room at  the Hyatt Regency Boston.

If you have suggestions for topics you would like us to be sure and discuss, please drop a note to either Arianne or Mary.  We’d especially like to know if you’d be interesting in talking briefly about a specific time-saving application!

If you can’t make it to Midwinter or to the discussion group, please feel free to write some thoughts and suggestions in the comments to this post.

We hope to see you there.

Co-chairs,

Arianne Hartsell-Gundy (hartsea@muohio.edu) and Mary Thill (M-Thill@neiu.edu)

Congratulations to Arianne, 2010 Emerging Leader

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

The latest email blast from ACRL included the news that LES’s own Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Humanities Librarian at Miami University, has been named to the 2010 class of “Emerging Leaders.” Read all about it in ALA’s press release. Congratulations, Arianne!

Teaching Literary Research: Challenges in a Changing Environment

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

Back in July we happily announced the publication of a new Teaching Literary Researchbook from ACRL, Teaching Literary Research: Challenges in a Changing Environment, edited and featuring contributions by a number of LES members. Well, my library finally received a copy and I’m very impressed so far. So I’m giving myself the assignment of reading my way through the whole book, and I plan to write posts about each of the chapters as I do so. I’ll tag them “Teaching Literary Research” and include the cover image so they will be easy to locate.

The blog team is always looking for volunteers, so if you’d like to contribute by reading and writing about a chapter just let me know via the comments box. If you volunteer early you can have your pick of chapters!

I’m looking forward to diving into the book. Congratulations again to the LES members on this achievement!

Newsletter Time!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

About Timothy Hackman

Librarian for English & Linguistics, University of Maryland Libraries. Member of LES since 2006.

It’s time for another edition of BiblioNotes! The editor would like your articles/news for the Fall 2009 issue by Friday, September 25th, 2009. Some ideas for items of interest:

  • Have you been to an interesting conference?
  • Want to write a brief “My Life as a Humanities Librarian” item?
  • Have an unusual or intriguing collection in your library that you’d like to highlight?
  • Have a favorite reference tool to recommend?
  • Have you recently collaborated with a professor on an interesting research project or used digital resources like EEBO or ECCO in an instruction workshop?
  • Have you received an award? Share the good news!

If you are a new LES member, you can send a brief bio with your interests for our “New Member Spotlight.” If you are retiring, let your colleagues know about your future plans or share a fond memory of LES.

We are also looking for columns that incorporate “Tech Tips” or “Active Learning Tips,” as well as MLA news and issues.

Most newsletter items are about a half page to two (at most) in length. Please email the editor and let her know if you will be sending something, so she can plan accordingly. Thanks and we look forward to your submissions!