Announcements

  • Job news

    Cartographic Metadata Librarian
    University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
    Full time
    No deadline posted
    https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/329837

    Metadata Analyst
    University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
    Full time
    No deadline posted
    https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/329880

    Research Assistant (Research Professional 1)University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
    Full time
    No deadline posted
    https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/329673

    Minitex Director
    University of Minnesota in Minneapolis
    Full time
    Review of applications begins April 15
    https://www.minitex.umn.edu/Director/

    Records Management Specialist
    Great River Energy in Maple Grove
    Full time
    April 16 deadline
    http://bit.ly/2D6K7Ci

    Substitute Librarian
    Dakota County Library, various locations
    Part time, on call
    April 19 deadline
    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dakota/jobs/2404835/substitute-librarian?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs 
  • SLA-PNW Career Night

    SLA-PNW Career Night
    When:  Apr 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Where:   UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA, 98105, US
  • Job news

    Statistical Data Librarian – Health Sciences Research
    Mayo Clinic in Rochester
    Full time
    No deadline posted
    https://jobs.mayoclinic.org/jobs/statistical-data-librarian-health-sciences-research-113776br/?Codes=SEC11538

    Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS) Manager
    Boston Scientific in Arden Hills
    Full time
    No deadline posted
    https://jobs.bostonscientific.com/job/Marlborough-Enterprise-Information-Solutions-%28EIS%29-Manager-Job-MA-01752/547424400/?locale=en_US&applySourceOverride=Indeed

    Library Patron Experience Supervisor
    Hennepin County Library
    Full time
    April 11 deadline
    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hennepin/jobs/2389464/library-patron-experience-supervisor

    Library Branch Manager
    Carver County Library in Chaska 
    Full time
    April 9 deadline
    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/carvermn/jobs/2399473/library-branch-manager-chaska-library

    Library Associate 3 Supervisor (Metadata Specialist Supervisor)
    University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
    Full time
    No deadline posted
    https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/329583

    Library Associate 2 (Metadata Specialist)
    University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
    Full time
    No deadline posted
    https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/329581

  • Website Transition

    Hello everyone, our new website is now available at https://connect.sla.org/newengland. At some point in the near future, the url newengland.sla.org will be redirected to this address for easy navigation. Please let me know if you have any feedback on the webpage!
  • Job news

    ​Hello! Here are the latest job leads from SLA-MN:

    Records & Compliance Specialist
    General Mills in Minneapolis
    Full time
    No deadline posted
    https://careers.generalmills.com/job/9236202/#tab-id-1

    Innovation Outreach and Program Specialist
    University of Minnesota Libraries and Carlson School of Management’s Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship
    Full time
    No deadline posted
    https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/329440

    Law Library Administrative Director 
    University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
    Part time
    April 22 priority deadline
    https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/329527

    Library Associate 3
    University of Minnesota—Twin Cities
    Full time, temporary
    No deadline posted
    https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/329110

    Collections Associate
    Minnesota History Center in St. Paul
    Full time
    March 29 deadline
    http://bit.ly/2JJdQHd

    Youth Services and Programming Librarian
    Zumbrota Public Library
    Full time (35 hours a week)
    April 5 deadline
    www.zumbrota.info/employment/?fbclid=IwAR1knNe05Hv392hD2vfjk7Bo1WqRs27oh2HiuWRu88CriOJk4KSYkr81M0g
  • New PHT Page

    Check out the new page!
  • Nominations are open for the 2019 Legal Division Thomson Reuters Award for Outstanding Achievement

    Do you know someone outstanding in the Legal Division?  Nominate them for recognition at our annual business breakfast this year!
  • 2019 JSC Schedule-at-a-glance

    The 2019 JSC Schedule-at-a-glance is available!! There is still time to register!!
  • NJSLA Scholarships Application Process Begins March 1, 2019

    AWARDS OF NJ SLA

    Rosemary Allen Little Award
    Frank H. Spaulding Award

    Each year, alternating between Little and Spaulding Awards, $1000 will be presented to a successful
    applicant by June 1st.

    Each of these awards was created to honor individuals who dedicated themselves to the tenets of special libraries.

    ELIGIBILITY

    The awards are open only to New Jersey residents.

    The applicant must be currently enrolled in a master’s level program in library or information science at an ALA accredited graduate school. This includes online enrollment in a NJ program or an out-of-state program.

    The student should have an interest in pursuing a career in a subject specialized library or as an information professional in a non-traditional setting.


    APPLICATION PERIOD: March 1, 2019 to April 15, 2019
  • President's Welcome 2019

    Greetings NJ SLA! 

    I hope this message finds you well and enjoying some of the warmer weather we have been having lately. 

    Let me begin by thanking the 2018 Executive and Advisory Boards of the Chapter most expertly led by our outgoing President, Karen Botkin.  Karen stepped up to lead the chapter at a crucial time last year, most notably through the merger of the New Jersey Chapter with the Greater Princeton Area Chapter of SLA.  Blending units is never an easy task but Karen made it look seamless and effortless and we closed the year with this smoothly accomplished.

    Going forward, our Executive Board for 2019 includes:

    President - Janet Cooper Weiss
    President-Elect/Program Chair - Angela Pagliaro
    Secretary – Susan Gleckner
    Treasurer – Joy Whitney
    Director of Communications – Kathy Taggart
    Past President – Karen Botkin

    The Program Committee has been busy planning the first few meetings scheduled for the spring.  A webinar on the topic of succession planning is in the works for March.  A tour of the Firestone Library at Princeton University is on the calendar for early April, and a tour of the Holocaust Resource Center at Kean University in Union is scheduled for May.  Expect some dates and further details from Program Chair Angela Pagliaro very soon.

    Linda Salvesen, Membership Chair, and her committee have developed and distributed a new survey to gather input from you, our members.  I encourage you to respond. 

    Maxine Goldsmith and the Scholarship Committee have revised the criteria and deadlines for the Rosemary Allen Little and Frank H. Spaulding scholarships.  Applications will be accepted starting March 1st.  Please see the website for further details.

    As you may have noticed, the website is under construction.  Jeanne Mauriello, our webmaster, has been diligently transferring files and content to a new website.  You can watch the progress by logging in at https://connect.sla.org/newjersey/home. 

     And speaking about the website, it would be terrific to have some photos to include there.  Volunteer to be the photographer!  Additional volunteer opportunities include hospitality at meetings (handing out name tags and greeting people as they arrive), and website migration assistance.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Cheers,
    Janet
    president.njsla@gmail.com
  • 2019 Joint Spring Conference

    The 2019 Joint Spring Conference – Leading at Every Level: Your Role in Moving Libraries Forward – will take place at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg, KY, March 27-29, 2019. The conference begins with a welcome reception and poster session on Wednesday, March 27th and ends at noon on Friday, March 29. Mini-sessions will be 50 minutes in length.
    More Information...
  • Health Sciences Librarian, Butler University Libraries

    Health Sciences Librarian

    Butler University Libraries invite applications for a Health Sciences Librarian with a 12-month, continuing (non-tenured) faculty appointment. This position serves as the liaison librarian in support of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS), with an emphasis on support for new initiatives related to the health sciences.


  • Nykia Perez Kibler to Serve As Caucus Convenor

    Dear colleagues—

    I’m happy to report that Nykia Perez Kibler will serve as Convenor of the Embedded Librarians Caucus starting in January 2019. Nykia is currently Director of Information Management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Population Studies Center, where she has been a full time special academic and embedded librarian since 2001. She has been a member of the Caucus since 2016, and within SLA she is also active in the Academic Division. Beyond SLA, she’s a member of APLIC (formerly known as the Association for Population/Family Planning/Reproductive Health Libraries and Information Centers - International), and currently serves as its treasurer. Nykia emerged from a process of discussion with several Caucus members who responded to a call for volunteers last summer as the person best positioned to take over leadership at this time. I want to thank everyone who responded to the call, and especially to Nykia for agreeing to take on this responsibility.

     --Dave Shumaker
    Caucus Convenor, 2015-2018
  • Website Transition

    Firstly, we'd like to thank everyone in the community who has stayed with us through the difficulties we've experienced with our website this year. To address these problems, we are in the process of moving towards a more stable platform. SLA Chapter sites are moving to Connect Microsites. This is the same platform that has been hosting our community discussion forums. In addition to the Connect features SLA is already using, now each Chapter will get a home page hosted by Connect.

    You may have already noticed some changes to Connect as this transition begins. We are still using Wordpress at the moment with the SLA organizational wide goal of migrating to Connect by March. We appreciate your input and feedback. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Joy McNally Brandow, Nancy Burt, or myself.

    Thank you,

    Dana Eckstein Berkowitz
  • NJSLA Holiday Networking Party Annual Business Meeting & Dinner

    Annual Business Meeting & Dinner

    Join us in wrapping up the year and come hear about our plans for 2019!

    Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
    Where: Rutgers Inn and Conference Center (RICC)

    178 Ryders Lane
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    Phone: 732-932-9144
    https://inn.rutgers.edu/
    Time: 5:30 pm Networking - followed by buffet dinner
    Speaker: Karen Botkin, NJSLA Chapter President
    Topic: State of the Chapter 2018
  • Fall Program and Business Meeting, November 16, 2018

    Please join the SLA Kentucky Chapter for our upcoming lunch, tours of UK’s Health Education Center and Kentucky Children’s Hospital Health Education Center, and business meeting. Afterwards, please head to Winchell’s for a happy hour/dinner celebration honoring Laura Whayne. Event Details

    The deadline to register is Friday, November 9, 2018.