Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SCALA events this week!

Join SCALA, Drexel's student chapter of the American Library Association, for two events this week -- the iSchool's Fall Festival and our own Banned Books Week event, cosponsored by the iSchool.

Fall Festival -- Wednesday, September 29

SCALA will be at the iSchool Fall Festival on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Rush Alumni Garden. Come make your own cheesesteak and learn more about the iSchool's student organizations, career services and peer mentoring programs. RSVP to this event at: www.ischool.drexel.edu/fallfestival

A New Take on Banned Books Week -- Thursday, September 30
In honor of Banned Books Week, iSchool associate professor Denise Agosto will be giving a talk titled "Social Networks, Teens, and Controversial Content: A New Take on Banned Books Week" at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 30 in Hagerty Library room L33. Pizza and refreshments will be provided by the iSchool. The event will conclude with banned book giveaways!

The talk will be simulcast at http://bit.ly/SCALAevent

The archived lecture, along with additional Banned Books Week resources and another chance to win a banned book, will be on our blog (http://drexelscala.blogspot.com/) starting Friday.

For more information, email drexelscala@gmail.com

Abstract: Librarians and others interested in issues relating to censorship and the freedom to read have been celebrating Banned Books Week for nearly 30 years. In today’s highly digital information world, it’s time to expand our thinking about censored materials from just printed books to include other forms of controversial reading materials, such as websites and digital networks. This presentation will summarize the major issues relating to teens and privacy and security in online social networks and suggest ways that librarians can help adolescents to become safer digital citizens while still protecting their freedom to read and exchange information.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Volunteer Job - Student Web Editor - ACRL

Do you have web design skills and superb writing chops? The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is looking for two student volunteers to contribute to the Residency Interest Group website. This is a great way for future academic librarians to boost your resumes.

Student Web Editors

The editors of the ACRL Residency Interest Group (RIG) website are looking for two student volunteers. Volunteers will develop stories and contribute content, in various formats, on topics of interest relevant to current library science students, new graduates, and early career librarians. Applicants should be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program with a strong interest in academic librarianship.

Additional requirements include:
* CMS: Familiarity with WordPress or a similar CMS
* Image editing: Proficiency in a photo editing software
* Audio/Video editing: Experience creating and uploading audio and/or video podcasts
* Writing: Ability to write in both a scholarly (academic) and informal (blog) style, as required

Please send letters of interest to Rabia Gibbs (rgibbs4@utk.edu) or Faith Steele (faith.steele@marquette.edu).

SCALA/DUSLA/DUSAA happy hour this Thursday!

Celebrate* the new academic year with your favorite student groups this Thursday! Drexel’s student chapters of the American Library Association (SCALA), the Special Library Association (DUSLA) and the Society of American Archivists (DUSAA) will be at Landmark Americana for a special joint Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 23. This is a great opportunity to meet other students in the MS(LIS) program and learn how to get involved in these three groups. Everyone is welcome, and appetizers will be provided.

Landmark is located at 34th and Market streets (in the Drexel recreation center).

Questions? Email SCALA at drexelscala@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

*If you would rather lament the beginning of classes, Landmark has a full bar. See the full menu.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Job - Library Assistant - Philadelphia Museum of Art

For those of you interested in special libraries, art, or museums, here's a fantastic job opportunity with the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art!

Image Credit: Flickr - Joy Gant

Library Assistant (part-time, temporary position for 12 months).

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks a temporary Library Assistant to provide support for the Library’s serial and interlibrary loan operations, and to assist with paging and re-shelving of library materials. This position is responsible for the following duties: check-in all incoming current issues of periodicals, microfilm, microfiche, etc.; identify missing issues for claiming; gather and prepare materials for the commercial bindery; maintain and weed the newspaper collection and the current-year-only periodicals; assist library patrons in the use of periodicals; assist in locating materials for patrons; page and deliver materials; receive and prepare for shipment interlibrary loan materials; staff reference desk as assigned.

This is a temporary, part-time position (16 hours a week) for one year, beginning in Fall 2010. Hours: 12 noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Occasional Saturday hours may be assigned.

Qualified candidates should have two years of library-clerical experience or two years of college. Computer skills, including experience with word processing and database software; organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to climb ladders/stairs and to lift 40 lbs.; familiarity with library research methods; desire to provide a high level of customer service.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume via the Museum’s job opportunities page at http://www.philamuseum.org/jobs/. EOE

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Job - Library Assistant - Philadelphia University

Want experience in an academic library? Here's a new opportunity for you!

Image Credit: Flickr - mollyali

Position: Stack Attendant/Library Assistant

Philadelphia University
Paul J. Gutman Library,
School House Lane & Henry Ave.,
Philadelphia, PA 19144

The Paul J. Gutman Library of Philadelphia University is seeking a part-time (20 hrs/week) Stack Attendant/Library Assistant to organize returned books and reshelve them in correct order. Also needed to maintain neat, proper appearance of bookshelves and work on stack shifting projects. Will spend one day per week copy cataloging.

Familiarity with libraries and classification systems preferred. Must be able to stand, bend, stretch, and lift books and have physical stamina to shelve and push heavy book carts.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: High School diploma required, Library School students are welcome to apply.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume to:
Karen Albert, MLS
Library Director
Paul J. Gutman Library, Philadelphia University
School House Lane and Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Email address: albertk@philau.edu

Friday, September 10, 2010

"Meet and Greet" Event with ALA Accreditors

Attention LIS Students!
You are Invited to a VERY IMPORTANT iSchool Event

Did you know the iSchool at Drexel was first accredited by the
American Library Association (ALA) in 1927? ALA Accreditation has an
impact on the College's rankings and, more importantly, on the value
of your degree.

This October, an ALA Review Board will be reviewing the iSchool's
MS(LIS), and you can have an impact on the accreditation decision by
attending a special "meet and greet" event with members of the
Accreditation Review Board.

Monday, October 4, 2010
Feel free to stop by anytime between 4 and 6 PM
Rush Building, Room 014
Refreshments & Pizza will be served!

R.S.V.P. to Jennifer Lally by Friday, October 1st to JL352@drexel.edu

Friday, September 3, 2010

So you want to be a librarian?

If you're curious about how to build your career before you finish the degree or what kind of skills a 21st century librarian needs, head on over to the Librarian by Day blog.

Blogger Bobbi Newman has complied an extensive list of career advice on the Web for potential MLS students, current students, and new job seekers.

Check out the list:

So You Want to be a Librarian? A Guide For Those Considering an MLS, Current Students & Job Seekers