This was passed along to me by a colleague, and I thought readers in the region might be interested or know someone who would.
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY POSITION
POSITION : IMLS CHART Grant Project Coordinator – part-time position
DEPARTMENT : Brooklyn Collection
QUALIFICATIONS: the candidate should hold a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or be in the process of working towards the Degree. The candidate should also have experience working in an archive or library setting. The candidate should possess a range of skills including several of the following: creating digital collections and metadata and cataloging of bibliographic materials.
This Project CHART prepares information professionals as digital managers for cultural heritage institutions. This three year grant funded position reports to the Division Chief, Brooklyn Collection and works with Brooklyn Collection staff. The Coordinator will also liaison with the Project Coordinators at the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Museum. The Coordinator will review all intern applications and be a key member of the selecting team for interns. The Coordinator supervises, assists and mentors Pratt-SILS student interns working on projects at the Library as assigned by the professional Library staff. Working with other Library staff, the Coordinator will help plan activities for the interns and arrange for tours and workshops as needed. The Coordinator will write reports on the grant activities and assist with statistical analysis and will collate data gathered at each institution. The Coordinator will assist with selection of images for digitization, delivery and retrieval of those images to the Digital Lab and creation of metadata. The Coordinator will be responsible for hands-on experience with the current project and will contribute to other projects as needed.
Salary: $25 an hour. Schedule: current through June 30, 2013, 20 hours per week, flexible within core library hours.
Send cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “CHART Project Coordinator” in the subject line for immediate consideration.
Next Tuesday, September 27th, join us at METRO for a unique new workshop that will shed some light on how libraries use Wikipedia to help their patrons and increase visibility of their collections. Wikimedia projects can work effectively to publicize library collections; this is your chance to learn how, give input, and more!
Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Leveraging Library Expertise and Collections in the Wikipedia Environment
Tuesday, September 27th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This two-hour workshop is designed for library professionals and students who are interested in learning more about how their community can collaborate with the Wikimedia projects – notably Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
This is your opportunity to learn how Wikipedia can be used successfully by your library and how you can provide effective instruction about it to your students and patrons. It is also the chance to give needed feedback on how to improve Wikimedia collaboration in the future – software, tools, projects, documentation – all ideas are welcome.
Who should attend:
Anyone interested in learning more about how Wikipedia can work as an effective means of publicizing your collections and make them more visible to online communities. Relevant to public libraries, academic libraries, special collections & archives, information/digital literacy instructors.
By the end of this program, participants will:
Please contact Laura Forshay at email@example.com with any questions.
This may be of interest to readers. I've read through the related report, and I'm sure this webinar will be a great conversation:
Webinar | Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Library
Public libraries now confront formidable challenges. The digital transformation of all media affects our resources, services, staff and programs, while changes in users and their needs, the growth of competitive Internet services, and financial stringencies add complexity.
A range of possible responses will be presented as contrasting visions: physical vs. virtual library; individual vs. community focus; portal vs. archive service; collection vs. creative approach.
Join us to hear about this new report from ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy. This session features the report’s author Dr. Roger Levien, OITP Fellow. Perspectives from the field will be provided by Maxine Bleiweis, Westport Public Library, and Marc Gartler, Madison Public Library.
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time: 2 – 3 p.m. EDT
This was recently posted by Liz Bishoff to some listservs I follow:
This year the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) reorganized to realize improved efficiencies and reflecting the interests of members. As part of the reorganization, the ASCLA Sections were eliminated. Discussion groups were converted to interest groups. As a result of this change, ASCLA is inviting ALA members to join the new interest groups. This process is very easy, using ALAConnect.
We welcome anyone involved in or interested in collaborative Digitization programs/projects to join the interest group.
ASCLA ICAN (InterLibrary Cooperation & Networking) Collaborative Digitization Interest Group: http://connect.ala.org/node/151439
Collaborative Digitization Group Interest Group for library cooperatives which are combinations, mergers, or contractual associations of one or more types of libraries (academic, public, special, or school) crossing jurisdictional, institutional, or political boundaries, working together to achieve maximum effective use of funds to provide library and information services to all citizens above and beyond those which can be provided through one institution. Such cooperative organizations or agencies may be designated to serve a community, a metropolitan area, a region within a region, or may serve a statewide or multi-state area.
Readers in the metropolitan NY region may be interested in this upcoming SIG meeting. All SIG meetings are open to anyone interested in attending.
Digitizing Workhorse Collections: The Benefits and Obstacles of Digitizing Heavily Used Collections
Date: October 20, 2011
Location: Metropolitan New York Library Council, 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10003-4605
Most Institutions have at least one “workhorse” collection, meaning that it is heavily used, and needs to be readily accessible to the public. These collections are often large and digitization can be expensive and more complex. A “workhorse” collection might not be the most visually appealing or unique but it is the most useful to a larger population, and gets the most use. For example, “The Brooklyn Daily Eagle” Newspaper Collection is a widely used historic newspaper collection in Brooklyn. The newspaper is only digitized from 1841- 1902, and the newspaper collection runs until 1955. The funds for digitization were received from grant money and the digitization was outsourced. Newspaper digitizing is also more complex, but highly beneficial when accomplished because it is widely used.
This session will focus on the challenges and benefits of digitizing a “workhorse” collection, including the various types of formats, the more complex digitization processes, the costs, and how to secure more grants funding for the project.
To register, go to http://www.metro.org/en/cev/102