|Volume 12, Number 09||June 22, 2001|
|June 26||VIC/IO, RPLS, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and,
Circulation Basics, RPLS, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
|June 26||RPLS Orientation, RPLS, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
|June 27||Basic DRA Cataloging, Lincoln Library/Springfield,
9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and Intermediate DRA Cataloging, Lincoln Library/Springfield,
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
|July 11||RPLS Board Meeting 2:00 p.m.
|July 12||Circulation Basics, RPLS, 9:30 to 11:30
a.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
|July 18||DRA User's Group Meeting, Mason City,
|July 25||Basic DRA Cataloging, RPLS, 9:00 to 11:30
a.m. and Intermediate DRA Cataloging, RPLS, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
|July 26||OCLC/ILL, RPLS, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
|July 31||Circulation Basics, RPLS, 9:30 to 11:30
a.m. and VIC/IO, RPLS, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
WORKSHOPS AT RPLS: "RPLS Orientation" is a workshop that will
provide an opportunity for new staff members of libraries to meet one another
and to familiarize new library staff members, school administrators, and
public library trustees with the services and operations of the Rolling
Prairie Library System. The workshop is June 26 from 3:00 to 4:30
p.m. at RPLS. Register with Angela at email@example.com
or call 429-2586.
If you would like to register for any of
these events please contact Angela at
|01-227||PUBLIC LIBRARIANS SAVE THIS DATE:
In anticipation of the coming of the Gates Initiative to Illinois, RPLS
has scheduled the following days for training on the Gates Initiative.
Every RPLS library should plan on sending someone to this training.
The dates for the training are Monday, July 23rd and Thursday, August 9th
and you will only have to attend one of the sessions. Exact times,
locations, and other information will be sent when it becomes available.
|01-228||REMINDER TO POST THEFT NOTICE: The
Library Theft Act, 720 ILCS 5/16B, must be posted in the library next to
the building entrances and next to the circulation desk(s). You may print
a copy of the statute from http://www.legis.state.il.us/ilcs/ch720/ch720act5articles/ch720act5Sub17.htmor
contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org
for a copy.
|01-229||LIBRARY DIRECTOR RETIRING: After
33 years as library director at Helen Matthes Library, Normalie Strickland
will retire on June 30th. The library board and staff are holding
an open house to celebrate Normalie's retirement on Friday, June 29th from
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
|01-230||SPARKS IN THE PARK ROCHESTER'S 4TH
OF JULY CONTEST: The library is sponsoring a baking contest for
the 4th celebration. A baking contest inspired by the beloved Mitford
books by Jan Karon is featured for Sparks in the Park 2001. Rochester Public
Library is using the coveted Orange marmalade Cake created by Mitford resident
Esther Bollick for the theme of its 4th of July Baking Contest. Bakers
will compete in the Orange Marmalade Cake Baking Contest by creating a
cake according to their own inspiration. For more information on
the contest please contact Angela at
email@example.com for a flyer.
|01-231||CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE ELECTRONIC
LIBRARY: The following courses are available from University of Wisconsin:
Relational Database Design, August 13 -14, 2001; Database-Driven
Web Sites, August 15, 2001; Virtual Collection Development- online July
16 - August 26, 2001, and there are many more. For more information contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for a brochure.
|01-232||REVOKED CARDS: Please revoke card
numbers 21202002732995, 21202003069348, 21202003069447, 21202002861083,
212022749395, 21202003960073, 21202002823133, 212020030022404 for
the Decatur Public Library.
|01-233||GIVEAWAYS: The Decatur Public Library
has the following items to give away on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please e-mail requests to email@example.com,
or call 424-2900 ext. 171 and leave a message:
Atlas of spectral data and physical constant
|01-234||CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: The job notices
printed in the Prairie News are either submitted to the newsletter editor
or taken from a variety of different librarian placement Web pages like
the American Library Association and the Illinois Library Association.
YOUTH SERVICES ASSISTANT DEPARTMENT
HEAD, ELMWOOD PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY: We have created a new position to
help us expand our services. You would be serving our pre-school - 12th
grade patrons. Responsibilities include collection development, reference/readers'
advisory, programming and teaching computer classes. Must truly enjoy working
with children and communicate easily with children, parents, teachers,
and caregivers. MLS/ALA Salary $27,000- $32,000, DOQ; excellent benefits.
Send cover letter and resume to Helen Holmstrom, Library Director, Elmwood
Park Public Library, 4 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park, Il 60707; phone 708-453-7645
Applications accepted until position is filled. Web site: firstname.lastname@example.org
CATALOG LIBRARIAN, ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE
PROFESSOR, SIUE: Duties include performing original and complex adaptive
cataloging of print and non-print materials, including electronic resources
as part of the OCLC CORC Project, according to AACR2-R, LCRA, LCSH, MFHD
and CONSER and other relevant national standards. Develops comprehensive
bibliographic descriptions, assigns subject headings and classification
numbers according to Library of Congress practice, and inputs holdings
into OCLC and DRA according to the MARC format for Holdings Data.
The incumbent will also participate in authority control and resolve inconsistencies
in serials holdings. Participates in developing, documenting, and
implementing cataloging policies and procedures. Works collaboratively
with other technical services staff and provides leadership and direction
in achieving departmental library goals. SALARY RANGE: Negotiable dependent
upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $40,000.
Excellent fringe benefits. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: M.L.S. from an A.L.A.
accredited library school; minimum of two years cataloging experience
in an academic/research library setting utilizing LCSH and LCC; experience
with OCLC or similar bibliographic utility; demonstrated ability to automated
integrated library system; and excellent communication and interpersonal
skills as well as a strong service orientation; and working knowledge of
MARC holdings format and experience with DRA preferred. CLOSING DATE FOR
APPLICATIONS: Initial review to begin August 1, 2001 and to remain open
until position is filled.
CATALOGING LIBRARIAN, SHAWNEE LIBRARY SYSTEM: Shawnee Library System is seeking a cataloging librarian. Duties include performing original cataloging as needed, Assists Technical Services Librarian as consultant on cataloging for member library cataloging staffs, performing bibliographic maintenance and authority control on Dynix, Corrects Dynix records as requested by member libraries though Technical Services Librarian, and performing miscellaneous related duties as assigned. Qualifications are Bachelors degree in Library Science or related field with cataloging course work, an understanding of library objectives, functions, procedures and techniques, familiarity with principles of library organization and administration, thorough knowledge of AACR2, Library of Congress subject headings and MARC bibliographic and authorities formats, Experience with OCLC cataloging, and possess sufficient oral and written communications skills to be able to work with librarians and staff members. Position is available July 1, 2001. Salary Range is $24,121 - $33,775 annually. Submit Application to Walter Burkhalter, Executive Director, Shawnee Library System, 607 S. Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918-1602 (618)985-3711. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Applications received before July 15, 2001 will receive first consideration. The Shawnee Library System is an AA/EO employer.
RESEARCH/INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN, STALEY LIBRARY, MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY: This position offers the unique opportunity to be involved in all aspects of librarianship, in a team environment where open dialog is common practice and new ideas are welcomed and encouraged.
The position will share reference service and collection development responsibilities with the other librarians, and will participate in a very active research instruction program. In addition, the position will gradually assume managing responsibility for one or more aspects of library services. With the Director of Staley Library, the librarians collaborate in long-and short-range planning and overall management of all Staley Library services. Faculty rank equivalent (not tenure track) at the Assistant Professor level.
A complete description of responsibilities is available at http://www.millikin.edu/staley/librarian_job_description.html
Requirements: Masters Degree in Library Science (MLS or comparable) from an ALA accredited institution. Preference will be given to relevant work experience in an academic library, especially in the provision of reference and library instruction using both traditional and electronic approaches. Supervisory experience desirable. Enthusiasm, flexibility, a sense of adventure, and willingness to learn and to pitch in are musts. Effective interpersonal, collegial, verbal (including presentation and teaching) and written skills important; service commitment essential; ability to work well both independently and as part of a team; comfort with details and change.
Staley Library and Millikin University:
To apply: Send applications, including resume and contact information for three references, to Karin Borei, University Librarian, Millikin University, 1184 West Main Street, Decatur, IL 62522. Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Persons of color are encouraged to apply.
CONSULTANT, ROLLING PRAIRIE LIBRARY
SYSTEM, DECATUR, IL: Rolling Prairie Library System in Decatur, IL,
a multi-type library system serving 277 libraries in central Illinois,
is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Consultant. The Consultant
will be responsible for administering the system's Continuing Education
and Distance Learning programs, editing the system newsletters, and coordinating
system marketing and publicity efforts. The Consultant will also assist
in providing general information to our member libraries as part of a consulting
team. Requirements include an M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program. Knowledge
of computer technology highly desirable. Starting Salary: $34,000.00 plus
excellent fringe benefits. Submit letter of application and resume to Paul
Johnson, Assistant Executive Director, Rolling Prairie Library System,
345 W. Eldorado St. Decatur IL 62522. Preference will be given to applications
received prior to July 24, 2001. An Equal Opportunity Employer.
|01-235||PRAIRIE NEWS SUBMISSIONS: The Prairie News is a biweekly publication of RPLS. Notices, meetings, giveaways, career opportunities and other news items of interest to the membership may be submitted. Items will be edited to fit the space requirements of the newsletter. The next issue of the Prairie News will be Friday, July 6, 2001. All submissions should arrive before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2001, for inclusion in the newsletter. You may fax submissions to (217) 428-1852, or e-mail them to Bev Obert at email@example.com or Angela Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.|