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  • Posted in: Oklahoma

    Good afternoon one and all! Just a quick reminder that our next Virtual Happy Hour will be tomorrow evening (6 PM CDT).  Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow evening! Topic: OK-SLA Virtual Happy Hour Time: 6:00 PM CDT Join Zoom Meeting https://nsuok.zoom.us/j/98752713106 ...

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    Events in May 2021!

    Posted in: Oklahoma

    Mark your calendars!  Here are a couple of events coming up in May that you will not want to miss!   Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:00 PM Oklahoma Community Virtual Happy Hour Join Zoom Meeting https://nsuok.zoom.us/j/98752713106   Friday, ...

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    Job Openings

    Posted in: Oklahoma

    My apologies for cross-posting.  There are two job openings at my institution. Northeastern State University (NSU) Libraries in Tahlequah (Oklahoma) is inviting applications for two job postings (follow the links for the full requirements): Director ...

  • Posted in: Oklahoma

    Want to write about a current project? Have something to share with other academic librarians? Interested in seeing your name in print? We would like to hear from you! The open access, peer-reviewed journal   Practical Academic Librarianship   ( PAL ...

  • Posted in: Oklahoma

    In the online Information Insights that was published earlier this week, SLA Honored Several Who Showed Leadership During Pandemic .  A hearty congratulations to all of the recipients of President Murray's Presidential Citations.  Included on this ...

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  • KYSLA Speaker Series

    KYSLA Speaker Series—Rebecca Jones

    When: May 14, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIucO2hrjsjH9Ksk-pMwGciYf8XmjTPuyYQ

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Rebecca Jones focuses on planning, problem-solving, organizational design, and leadership coaching. A highly sought-after facilitator, Rebecca’s reputation for designing consultative, participatory sessions that result in workable solutions has been proven while serving clients in Canada and the US in the library, non-profit and corporate sectors.

    Rebecca has led and facilitated over 100 planning and organizational design projects with clients from small, volunteer-run non-profits to large research university libraries. Rebecca also teaches professional development courses for the Southern Ontario Library Services’ Advancing Public Library Leadership (APLL), is program lead of BC InterLINK’s Library Leadership Excellence and Development Institute (LLEAD) and was a Mentor for the Northern Exposure to Leadership Institute.

    Prior to founding Dysart & Jones with her business partner Jane Dysart in 1992, Rebecca spent 8 years as Manager, Information Services, Records Management and Technology Training with Imperial Oil Ltd.

    One of Rebecca’s distinctive approaches is to maintain what she calls the “organizational edge” by joining organizations as an employee. This allows her to live the operational and organizational realities of her clients and factor these realities into her consulting work.

    She was honored to be the Director of Branch and Neighborhood Services at Brampton Library from 2015 to 2018 and the Director of the Professional Learning Centre at the University of Toronto Faculty of Information (iSchool) from 2004 to 2008.

    Rebecca holds an MLS, is a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association, a recipient of the Dow Jones Leadership Award, and received Ontario’s Public Librarian of the Year Award and Canada’s Award for Outstanding Service to Librarianship in 2015.

  • Join Our SLA Sierra Nevada Community

    Hello SLA Members, 
    Feel free to attend our Community meeting on March 11, 2021.
    Meet the community members and learn about our community and the type of programs we host. 

    When- March 11, 2021 [5:00 PM PT]


    https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/95160382202
    Meeting ID: 951 6038 2202
    Passcode: 603616

  • Your SLA New England 2021 board

    2021 SLA NE Board:

    • President – Edee Edwards
    • President-elect – Kathy Berger
    • Past President – Kayleigh Bohemier
    • Secretary – Melissa Gough
    • Treasurer – Joan Cunningham
    • Communications – Gauri Govil
    • Programming Chairs – Khalilah Gambrell and Ann Cullen
    • Archivist – Susan McGovern
    • Student Relations Chair – Kelli Costello
  • NJSLA President's Message - January 2021

    Hello New Jersey SLA Community,

    Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has stayed healthy and happy during this very isolated holiday season. I’m sure a lot of you are looking forward to having 2020 behind you; it was an incredibly challenging year for all of us. Even though 2021 may feel a lot like last year, let’s hope that it’s a better one for all of us. 

    For some community news, I will continue as your president. Being that the first half of last year put mostly everything on hold and caused a lot of our (personal and professional) goals to shift, I volunteered to continue in this role. I feel that we’ve found a bit of rhythm with our virtual planning and operations and I’m looking forward to implementing what we’ve learned not only through 2021 but also in a post-Covid-restricted world. In other SLA news, I encourage you all to read the most recent president’s message from Tara Murray Grove. For our NJSLA community, we have taken the steps to close out our bank account at the end of last year. This requirement is part of the larger association restructuring. Additionally, with gathering restrictions still in place, our community has decided to plan for virtual events for the foreseeable future. Please let us know if you would like to get involved in any community event planning. 

    Finally, I’d like to introduce our board members and community leaders for this upcoming year. 

    • President: Angela Pagliaro 
    • Vice President/Program Chair: Emma C. Moore
    • Secretary: Anya Bartelmann 
    • Past President/Nominating Chair: Janet Cooper Weiss 
    • Director of Communications - Anitha Steventon 
    • Webmaster - Jeanne Mauriello 
    • Membership Chair - Tammy Marshall 
    • Archivist - Louise Deiss

    We have leadership openings for our employment chair and our award chair. If you would like to learn more about the responsibilities of these chairs or if you would like to find ways to get involved with the community at large, please reach out.  Again, thank you all so much for your patience and continued support to this community. 

    The more we as a community and as New Jerseyans keep doing our part, the closer we are to being able to celebrate being together again. If there are any resources you need, I encourage you to review the New Jersey COVID-19 site. You can also find someone to talk to by dialing 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. 

    Stay safe, stay healthy, stay home when you can, 

    Angela Pagliaro 










  • SLA Call for Volunteers Now Open

    Hello,

    The SLA Call for Volunteers is open and available through December 2. The volunteer form gives you the opportunity to submit your name for consideration to fill volunteer positions within your communities and on SLA committees, councils, and task forces.

    *If you're currently serving in a volunteer position and wish to continue in that position in 2021, you must reaffirm your commitment using the same form.

    A wide variety of opportunities are available to fit different skillset needs, personality strengths, and time commitments. Continuing this year are "micro-volunteer" opportunities that give you the ability to "test the volunteer waters" and fit your availability

    Thank you!

    Mike