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New Core Jobs: July 28, 2021

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Cataloging/Metadata Librarian, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA Acquisitions Librarian, Marquette University Libraries, Milwaukee, WI Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Marquette University Libraries, Milwaukee, WI University Librarian, Capilano University, North Vancouver, WA Librarian, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA User Experience and Digital Projects Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries, College Station, TX Branch Manager II, Mid-Columbia Libraries, Kennewick, MA Head of Library Systems, Virginia Tech University Libraries, Blacksburg, VA Head of Support Desk Operations, Virginia Tech University Libraries, Blacksburg, VA Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, Cambridge, MA Senior Electronic Resources Librarian, Rice University, Fondren Library, Houston, TX Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

New Core Jobs: July 21, 2021

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Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY Director of Public Library, Town of Needham, MA Librarian II ~ eResources & Discovery Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD Head, Scholarly Communication & Data Services, UNLV University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV IT Library Portfolio Manager, Multnomah County, Portland, OR ILS Manager, Charleston County Public Library, Charleston, SC Manuscripts Archivist, Ohio University Libraries, Athens, OH Development Officer, Charleston County Public Library, Charleston, SC Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

2021 John Cotton Dana Awards Announced

John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award Recognizing and Rewarding Excellence in Strategic Communications

~ Eight Libraries Awarded $10,000 Grants from H.W. Wilson Foundation  ~ The 2021 John Cotton Dana (JCD) Award winners, recognized for their strategic communications efforts, have been selected. The John Cotton Dana Awards provide up to eight grants for libraries that demonstrate outstanding library public relations. The award is managed by the American Library Association’s Core Division and consists of $10,000 grants from the H.W. Wilson Foundation. The grants highlight campaigns feature a wide variety of strategies including: civic engagement programming, a virtual story time with more than 800 million views, a virtual Open House to celebrate a three-year renovation, and an awareness media campaign to highlight pandemic services. Other winning campaigns include the launch of a local artist music streaming site that had to retool mid-campaign as libraries closed, a Park & Connect Internet access campaign, a 2020 Census campaign that increases the county’s self-response rate and a library…Continue Reading

Telling the Technical Services Story: Communicating Value

The real-world initiatives and straightforward advice in this collection will embolden technical services managers and administrators to demonstrate the value of their work to stakeholders throughout their organization. Technical Services isn’t the hidden discipline it once was. Even so, despite all the cross-departmental interaction, misconceptions about the work are all too common. It’s incumbent on technical services staff to take a proactive approach by communicating to others their value to the library and institutional mission. Spotlighting several successful initiatives, Telling the Technical Services Story will give you the guidance to bolster communication within departments, across the library, and campus-wide. Listen to a podcast featuring the editors or read a sample from the book (PDF). Available now, Core members receive a 10% discount when purchasing this title.

New Core Jobs: July 7, 2021

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Director of Consortial Library Systems, Five Colleges of Ohio, Oberlin, OH Network Administrator, Missoula Public Library, Missoula, MT Integrated Library Systems (ILS) Administrator, County of Orange, CA Research Librarian, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Pullman, WA Visit the Core Jobs Site for additional job openings and information on submitting your own job posting.

New Issue of Information Technology and Libraries

Read the June 2021 issue of Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL). In his Letter from the Editor, Ken Varnum provides an update on the expansion of ITAL’s editorial review process, as announced in the March issue. This issue inaugurates what we plan to be an occasional feature, the “Core Leadership Column,” to which we invite contributions from members of Core leadership. In the first of these columns, incoming Core president Margaret Heller writes about “Making Room for Change through Rest,” in which she highlights the need for each of us to recharge after a collectively challenging year. It is joined by two other regular items, our Editorial Board Thoughts essay by Michael P. Sauers, “Do Space’s Virtual Interview Lab: Using Simple Technology to Serve the Public in a Time of Crisis” and William Yarbrough’s Public Libraries Leading the Way column, “Service Barometers: Using Lending Kiosks to Locate Patrons.” If you…Continue Reading