UH Received Full Accreditation!

January 28, 2009 on 8:27 pm | In Congratulations | 1 Comment

loha LIS students,We are very pleased to announce that we just received the attached e-mail from the ALA Committee on Accreditation (COA). COA gave us the full six-year accreditation. This is the highest recognition that COA can give, showing a school meets standards in all areas. In the last few years over 10 percent of LIS schools have received conditional accreditation or were not accredited. We were especially pleased that COA recognized “the resiliency and responsiveness of the program and community in the face of natural disaster and the challenges that followed.” Related to that, I might add that we now expect to start moving back to Hamilton Library this December. The Committee also reported that they are interested in observing how we will continue to address technological change in the curriculum. As some of you know, the LIS Program is already engaged in strategic planning our future. We will be contacting you various ways in the coming semesters as we continue to modify the program to best meet present and future needs. We also welcome your participation in Curriculum committee or faculty meetings.My main reason to write you was to thank you for all that you’ve done. The COA External Review Panel members were impressed by your intelligence, creativity, and professionalism. We on the faculty thank you for taking the time to do all the extra things that make LIS such a wonderful learning environment. I also want to thank you for taking extra time to respond to questionnaires, surveys, meet ERP members, and share student work. These allowed us to provide evidence of your learning outcomes. If you are interested, our entire report is online at:http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/about.php?page=accreditationToday though, we definitely should celebrate this major accomplishment. Tomorrow, the hard work resumes about continuing to shape an LIS Program that best serves you. Once again, the faculty and staff sincerely thank you for all of you have done. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions Sincerely,Andrew Wertheimer and Violet Harada

LIS 690 Prospective Internship Orientation

January 28, 2009 on 1:48 pm | In Events | No Comments

LIS 690 Library Internship Program
For students interested in taking LIS 690 in “the Summer” and “the Fall” 2009 semester.

This year, in response to students’ requests, we are offering summer internships for the first time (as an experiment). 

The purpose of the session is to help prospective interns learn about the course requirements and procedures to set up an internship.  It also helps them start looking for an internship site.

Date: Monday, February 9, 2009
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Place: POST 318B

If you are considering doing an internship next term, remember that LIS 601 and LIS 663, and sometimes LIS 605, are prerequisites.

Please attend this mandatory orientation because there are specific procedures and deadlines that need to be observed in order to enroll in this course.

Please consult the LIS 690 site for more information: http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/courses.php?page=internships

LIS Web Team html classes

January 18, 2009 on 11:53 pm | In Events | No Comments

The LIS Web Team is happy to announce the Spring 2009 html classes.  These classes are designed to help students create their ePortfolio web site and can also help with the LIS 670 assignments.  You can attend any or all of the classes based on your needs/skills.  However, classes are hands-on and each session builds on pages created in the previous session(s).  Therefore, students who miss the early classes should review the previous sessions in order to keep up with the rest of the class.  Please look at the Web Team workshop web page for information on what each of the individual classes covers if you need help deciding which sessions to attend.http://www.hawaii.edu/lis/webteam/tutorials/workshops/htmlworkshops.htmlAlthough the handouts on the web site have not been updated the content is still current.Classes are $3.00 each (pay at the session) and will be on Saturdays, from 11:00-12:30 in HAM 113.Intro to html:  Jan. 31st Advanced html: Feb. 7thIntro to CSS: Feb. 14thAdvanced CSS: Feb 21Class size is limited to the number of PCs in the room (classes are rarely full).  However, you are welcome to bring your own laptop.  For those who bring their own laptop please make sure that you can connect to the internet BEFORE the session - you can do this anytime that you are on campus.  Information about wireless access is available here:http://www.hawaii.edu/wireless/Please RSVP with the sessions that you wish to attend and be sure to e-mail us (lisweb@hawaii.edu) if you cannot make a session.

Seminar: Connecting the Other 3 Billion with Steve Blumenthal

January 16, 2009 on 9:46 am | In Events | No Comments

Wednesday, January 21, 20092:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m, Holmes Hall 389

Today, of the 6 billion or so people in the world about half have some access to communications via telephone, mobile phone or Internet.  O3b Networks is building and launching a new medium earth orbit (MEO) Ka band satellite network to provide high speed Internet connectivity to the developing world.  The first set of 8 satellites are under contract with Thales Alenia Space in France and due to be launched in the fall of 2010. The MEO orbit presents some advantages and technical challenges.  At 8000 km, the round trip time (RTT) for signals is on the order of 120 msec., about 1/5th the RTT for geosynchronous orbit satellites, and slightly higher than fiber optic networks.  The O3b Network will adapt to rain fade events by changing modulation and coding rates.  In addition, it supports quality of service (QoS) and multicast delivery.  However, the moving satellites have to carry tracking antennas and be tracked as they move across the sky from ground terminals.  A mechanism is required to handoff the signal from one satellite to the next.  O3b is planning to build 8 gateway sites around the globe to connect up to the fiber Internet. One of these gateways will be in Hawaii to serve the Pacific Island region. 

O3b’s satellite network represents a very unique underlying technology upon which to build a research testbed.  It can be used to extend connectivity to other networking researchers in the Pacific and can be tied into the NSF Global Environment for Network Innovation (GENI) project.   

Georgetown Law Library Resident Librarian

January 15, 2009 on 5:37 pm | In Job Postings | No Comments

Georgetown Law Library seeks a Resident Librarian.  The Residency is a two-year program designed to attract candidates from under represented backgrounds to the challenging and rewarding profession of law librarianship.  The Library Resident will have ample opportunity to work in all departments of the library to learn firsthand about the wide variety of functions in a large academic law library.  Department rotation schedule and projects will be tailored to the Library Resident’s areas of interest, with a required 10 hours per week at the reference desk.  We are seeking applicants who have demonstrated an interest in and potential for success in law librarianship and who are members of historically underrepresented groups (e.g. Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American, Hispanic American, African American.) Applicants must hold an M.L.S. or equivalent from an American Library Association accredited school by August, 2009, and have no prior experience as a professional librarian.  For complete information about this position, visit the Library’s web site. www.ll.georgetown.edu/staff/resident


The Library Resident will start between July 1, 2009, and September 1, 2009.  The two-year appointment will end on June 30, 2011.  Salary is equivalent to an entry-level librarian; full benefits.


To apply for this position, send the following application materials before Friday, February 13, 2009: (i) resume; (ii) names of three references; (iii) library school or law school transcript if you are still in school; and (iv) personal statement discussing your reasons for applying for the Residency, career goals, and any other relevant information.  Send your application to: Margaret A. Fry, Interim Director, Edward Bennett Williams Law Library, Georgetown University Law Center111 G Street, NWWashingtonDC 20001.  Phone: (202) 662-9162.  Fax: (202) 662-9168.  E-mail: libraryjobs@law.georgetown.edu.


Georgetown University is an EOE/AA Employer.


Talk: Ricki Goldman, Points of Viewing Theory and Video Research; Thurs. 1/15 4:30 POST 127

January 13, 2009 on 10:38 pm | In Events | No Comments

10 Mindful Activities & 7 Design In-Sites for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning:The Points of Viewing Theory and a Tool called Orion-beta(tm)Dr. Ricki GoldmanAssociate Professor of Educational Communication and TechnologyCo-Director, CREATE LabNew York Universityhttp://steinhardt.nyu.edu/profiles/faculty/ricki_goldmanhttp://steinhardt.nyu.edu/faculty_bios/view/Ricki_GoldmanThursday, January 15, 4:30-5:30, POST 127The points of viewing theory (POVT) of learning is a theory about how the interpretive actions of participants overlap and intersect. To embrace how these points of viewing converge (and diverge) leads to a deeper understanding of not only the event and a video event, but also the actual physical and the recorded context of the topic under investigation. POVT has at its heart the intersecting perspectives of all participants with a stake in the community.POVT also overcomes the static, isolating, individualized approach to point of view, in favor of the dynamic tension that operates among points of viewing–points that generate intersecting sight-lines, enabling people to catch sight of each other, as interpreters, even as they project their own point of view.The perspectivity methodological framework (Goldman and Maxwell, 2002) for research in CSCL maintains that advanced video technologies offer a larger range of possible interpretations on what occurred in a given setting, knowing that every stakeholder has a different viewing of the event–a viewing that affects changes in perception as the video is shared, annotated, and put into new configurations within social networks.The question is this: How can the POV-ing theory be used as a framework for designing learning tools and methods to address the crisis facing education in the 21st Century? How can it merge individual learning within communities of practice?In this talk, Dr. Ricki Goldman will propose 10 mindful learning activities and seven design in-sites learned from her twenty years designing video research technologies for computer-supported collaborative research.——Dr. Ricki Goldman — media and learning theorist, digital video ethnographer, and software inventor — is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the CREATE Lab at NYU. Her research interests focus on student learning in technology-rich learning environments, ”quisitive” research methods, and the design of an online tool for video data analysis.  Recently Goldman is exploring how video technologies  lie at the interstices of social networking and social justice issues.

SLA $1200 Inspec Stipend Award — Call for Applications

January 13, 2009 on 10:36 pm | In Events | No Comments

Special Libraries Association Engineering Division

$1200 Inspec Stipend Award — Call for Applications

Award to attend the SLA Annual Meeting in

Washington, DC, 14 -17 June 2009

 Inspec is sponsoring for library school students the award of a $1200.00 travel stipend toward payment of expenses incurred while attending the annual Special Libraries Association conference in Washington, DC, June 14-17, 2009.The Inspec Award will be given to the qualified student who submits an essay of three or less double spaced typed pages that is judged to be the best essay submitted describing the following scenario:   “You’re a corporate librarian who was just told by management the company is considering doing away with the physical library and replacing it with a virtual library to save money.  With a virtual library, your job will be eliminated. You’ve been asked to attend a meeting where you will have the opportunity to present convincing arguments to management on the benefits and importance of keeping a physical library on site.”Qualifications for Entering Award Competition:1. Be a student member of the Engineering Division of the Special Libraries Association2. Be attending his or her first SLA Conference.Special Instructions:1. Give your full name, address, telephone number, e mail address, and a statement, on one page, of your qualifications, as given above, for entering the award competition.  Include the name of your library school.2. Type your full name (without any additional personal information) at the top of each essay page. Double space the typing on all pages.Deadline for Submission:  March 2, 2009.The recipient of the Inspec Award will be notified by April 1, 2009.Submit Entries for the award to:Bette Finn, SLA Engineering Division Awards CommitteeGeorgia Tech Library and Information CenterGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta, Georgia 30332 0900Phone:  (404) 894 1790    Fax: (404) 894 8190E mail: bette.finn@library.gatech.edu

HPU Circulation Library Assistant vacancy

January 13, 2009 on 10:33 pm | In Job Postings | No Comments

 Hawaii Pacific University has an opening for a part-time (19 hours per week) CirculationLibrary Assistant.  This would be a good beginning job opportunity for alibrary student, and depending on the level of completed work, it couldbe possible for the library student to have scheduled reference servicesshifts. Those interested in applying can go to www.hpu.edu/employment to view theadvertisement and fill out an application.

Project Archivist - Catonsville, MD - USA

January 9, 2009 on 5:02 pm | In Job Postings | No Comments

Project Archivist

Posting Date: 1/7/09

We seek a motivated, dynamic, and talented part-time project archivist to manage a project to process a selection of our University Archives holdings, including the records of the President, Provost, Dean of Arts and Sciences, the University Senates, Institutional Advancement, and Institutional Research.  The successful candidate will be committed to and creative in planning, organizing, and carrying out archival activities related to irreplaceable documents of the University.  

Working in a collegial environment, the archivist will arrange and describe selected holdings from the University Archives, maintain archives databases, and participate in the processing, preservation, digitization, and description of the University Archives holdings. Primary duties will include processing selected collections using the University Archives procedures as developed by the University Archivist, implementing access and preservation strategies using PastPerfect, identifying the historical strengths and weaknesses in the holdings, and supervising graduate and undergraduate student assistants.  The Project Archivist may contribute to building the digital holdings of Special Collections in CONTENTdm through the selection of relevant publications, photographs, or documents during processing.

ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science by time of appointment.    Additional requirements include: demonstrated ability to maintain long-term project goals and meet deadlines; analytical, organizational, and interpersonal abilities, and excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated expertise working in a Windows-based environment; evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility, including the ability to work effectively and collegially with a large and diverse population of faculty, students, and staff; ability to work independently and in a team-based environment.

Preferred:  One year of experience in institutional archives work and knowledge of appraisal, processing, and preservation procedures.  Familiarity with PastPerfect, CONTENTdm, or comparable programs.

UMBC, an honors university in Maryland, serves more than 9,400 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate students through a full range of undergraduate programs in the physical and biological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, mathematics, information technology, humanities and visual and performing arts, as well as 27 master’s degree programs, 21 doctoral degree programs and seven graduate certificate programs. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership. The University’s ongoing commitment to strengthen the Library has led to investment in extensive technological development and online resources (http://www.umbc.edu/library) complementing a superb facility enlarged and renovated in 1995, and holding more than 1,000,000 volumes. For more information on UMBC see http://www.umbc.edu.

Position is a 20 hour per week (half time), 6-month, Visiting Library Faculty appointment at the anticipated rank of Librarian I.  Minimum salary: $16,000 for six months.  Anticipated start date is at conclusion of search, in 2009. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please respond by February 3, 2009.  Send letter of application addressing position requirements, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Larry Wilt, Director, Library 353, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland, 21250 or aok@umbc.edu.


SLA 2009 Travel Scholarship: Sparks Award for Professional Development

January 9, 2009 on 5:01 pm | In Scholarships | No Comments

2009 Marion E. Sparks Award for Professional Development

The Chemistry Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) is sponsoring a student/new member travel award to defray the costs of attending the 2009 SLA Annual Meeting June 14-17 in Washington, D.C.  The award is intended to encourage the professional development of student members and new members of the Chemistry Division and encourage their participation in Chemistry Division activities. 


TRAVEL AWARD:  $1,500 stipend to attend the 2009 SLA Annual Conference.  The winner will also receive a certificate of achievement and will be introduced at the Chemistry Division Business Meeting & Breakfast.


ELIGIBILITY:  All student members of the Chemistry Division and all new members of the Chemistry Division (individuals who have joined since January 2008) are eligible.  All applicants must have joined the Chemistry Division by February 23, 2009.  See below for how to join.    



Please submit the following: 

-A brief essay that: a) clearly articulates your objectives for professional development; and b) indicates

what you hope to gain from attending the SLA Annual Meeting.  Maximum length: 2 pages. 


-Names of two references.

-Brief budget (expected expenses for registration, airfare, lodging, food and/or continuing education course). 

Registration in a Chemistry Division or other Continuing Education (CE) course is recommended, but not required. 


DEADLINE:  All applications must be received by March 9, 2009.  The winner will be notified by March 27, 2009.  Essays will be judged by the SLA Chemistry Division Awards Committee.


HISTORY:   The award is named to honor Marion E. Sparks, a chemistry librarian at the University of Illinois from 1913 until her death in 1929. Ms. Sparks contributed a great deal to the field of chemical information, her achievements include teaching courses on chemical information, and authoring and publishing what is argued to be the first book to formally address chemical literature and library instruction.



Cory Craig

University of California, Davis
Physical Sciences & Engineering Library
One Shields Avenue
Davis, California 95616-8676



SLA CHEMISTRY DIVISION SPARKS AWARD: http://www.sla.org/division/dche/sparks.htm

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