|Volume 12, Number 06||March 16, 2001|
|March 20||First Search, RPLS, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
and OCLC/ILL, RPLS, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
|March 21||RPLS Lighting the Fire Training, Rock
Springs Center, 8:00 to 4:30 p.m.
|March 22||VIC/IO, RPLS, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Circulation
Basics, RPLS, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
|March 23||Soaring to Excellence Series, "Agents!
Bots and Intelligent Dots: The Technology Behind Electronic Documents,"
RPLS, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
|March 27||LTA Field Experience V-Tel, RPLS, 9:00
to 1:00 p.m.
|March 27||OCLC/ILL, RPLS, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
|March 28||Illinois State Library Satellite Videoconference,
"Library Careers and Educational Opportunities in Library and Information
Science," RPLS, Shelbyville Public Library, and Illinois State Library
10:00 a.m. to noon. Note: Register with the Illinois State Library.
|March 28||Original 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.
|March 29||First Search, RPLS, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
and OCLC/ILL, RPLS, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
|March 29||SLA Videoconference: "I Told You
I'm Worth It: ROI (Return on Investment) and the Information Professional.
This Event has been canceled.
|March 30||Satellite Videoconference: "Acquisition
and Use of Electronic Journals for Smaller Libraries Videoconference,"
RPLS, noon to 4:00 p.m.
|April 4||RPLS Lighting the Fire, RPLS, 8:30 to
|April 11||"Internet Dilemma: Filtered or Non-filtered,"
a National Satellite Teleconference from Indianapolis, RPLS, 2:30 to 4:00
|April 11||RPLS Board Meeting, RPLS, 2:00 p.m.
|April 12||IPLAR and Per Capita Work Session, RPLS,
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
WORKSHOPS AT RPLS: The "RPLS Lighting the Fire Training," will
free selected representatives of the Rolling Prairie Library System to
connect with their internal creative sparks and learn through compelling
experiences how to start the fires that feed exponential growth on both
personal and professional levels. Lighting the Fire will provide opportunities
for understanding the models of change and the role of change agents, how
to create change in a safe environment and how to implement this methodology
in the life after the Fire. The workshop is March 21 from 8:00 to 4:30
p.m. at Rock Springs Center, and April 4 from 8:30 to 4:30 at RPLS. Register
with Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org or
"Agents! Bots and Intelligent Dots: The Technology Behind Electronic Documents" is a satellite teleconference that is part of the Soaring to Excellence series presented by the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Presenter: D. Scott Brandt aka "Techman." He's ba-acků Techman returns to the Soaring Café, promising the usual insight and entertaining look at technology for which he is well known. In this program he will overview and discuss the technologies behind various kinds of electronic documents and text files. "Techno-text-enhancements" such as mark-up languages, meta-tags, controlled vocabulary, and meta-data will be discussed, as well as technologies for managing information retrieval of text. This satellite videoconference is March 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at RPLS. Register with Angela at email@example.com or call 429-2586.
Illinois State Library Satellite Videoconference, "Library Careers and Educational Opportunities in Library and Information Science" is March 28 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at RPLS, Shelbyville Public Library, and the Illinois State Library. Please contact Jill Heffernan at the ISL to register at: JHeffernan@ILSOS.NET.
Satellite videoconference "Acquisition and Use of Electronic Journals for Smaller Libraries," is an interactive videoconference sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Greater Midwest Region Health Science Librarians, Regional Advisory Council. This is being held March 30 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at RPLS. Registration fee is $10. Register with Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 429-2586.
If you would like to register for any of
these events please contact Angela at
|01-105||PUBLIC DISPLAY POLICIES:
Click on the following link to access public display policies received
by RPLS: http://www.rpls.ws/archives/pnews/031601a.htm
|01-106||SAA WORKSHOP: "Copyright:
The Archivist and The Law": A one-day workshop for special
collections librarians, manuscript librarians, and archivists, presented
by the Society of American Archivists in cooperation with Lovejoy Library,
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Date: April 23, 2001.
Instructor: William Maher, archivist, University of Illinois at Urbana.
Place: Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,
near St. Louis. Fee: SAA members, $177; nonmembers, $225.
Contact: Ms. Solveig DeSutter and/or Ms. Patti O'Hara, Society of American
Archivists Professional Education Department, 312-922-0140 (registration
deadline March 23, 2001).
|01-107||SIUC WORKSHOP: Mark your
calendars for "Beyond Boundaries: Supporting Distance Learning".
This one-day conference sponsored by Morris Library at Southern Illinois
University Carbondale will take place on April 3, 2001, in the SIUC Student
Center Auditorium. http://www.lib.siu.edu/mlss
The impact of distance learning continues
to grow as more colleges, universities and government agencies offer distance
education programs. Learn what libraries are doing and what resources are
This event is open to all and free of charge.
Registration is encouraged.
|01-108||TECH CONNECT: This event is
in conjunction with the coalition of citizens with disabilities in Illinois
annual Disability Tight Conference. This event is open to the public and
is free. Who should attend: people with disabilities, parents, speech therapists,
physical therapists, teachers, social workers, and anyone who is interested
in technology. It is being held on May 15-16, 2001 at the Crowne
Plaza 300 South Dirksen Parkway Springfield, Illinois from 9:00 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. on May 15 and on 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 16. For
more information contact Sue Castles Illinois Assistive Technology Project
at 1-800-852-5110 or Castles@fgi.net.
Watch the website http://www.iltech.org
for updates in Tech Connect.
|01-109||ILCSO CHANGE OF ADDRESS: The ILCSO
Information Services and Technology Group is moving to temporary quarters
Friday, February 23, 2001.
Specifics: ILCSO Information Services and Technology Group (the programming staff only)
NEW Address: 1901 S. First St., Building Z1, Suite C1, Champaign, IL 61820
Phones: Individual phone numbers for all staff will remain the same
NEW Fax: 217-333-7678
Move Date: Friday, February 23 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Please note: this is a staff move only. There are no changes to the production servers or networking. There are no anticipated interruptions to any ILCSO services during, or as a result of, this move.
Thank you for your patience and understanding
during this interim move.
|01-110||NATIONAL LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE DAY:
This year, National Library Legislative Day will be held on April 30th
and May 1st in Washington, D.C. If you would like to participate
in this event, please contact the
Illinois Library Association at 312-644-1896 for registration information.
RPLS will be sending Amanda Standerfer
to represent libraries in central Illinois at the event. She will
be meeting with area Congressional Representatives and Senators.
If you would like Amanda to deliver a letter or other item to your Representative
or Senator, please make sure she receives it by Thursday, April 26th.
You may send it through delivery, by fax at 217-428-1852, or by e-mail
at email@example.com. Issues you
may want to discuss in a letter are continued support for LSTA, ESEA, and
e-rate. You can get more information on national legislative issues
pertaining to libraries at the ALA's Washington Office Web site at: http://www.ala.org/washoff/
|01-111||@ YOUR LIBRARY VIDEOTAPE: What
do Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and the Between the Lions television characters
have in common? They're all part of a new videotape about The Campaign
for America's Libraries.
Now available for purchase, this seven-minute tape is the perfect way to promote the @ your library campaign to library boards, staff and colleagues, trustees, Friends groups, school and academic administrators and community organizations. The tape is for internal use only and should not be used for broadcast due to copyright considerations.
The cost of the videotape is $10 to cover
reproduction and shipping. To order, please call the ALA Public Information
Office at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5041 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your name, mailing address, billing address (if different
from mailing address) and phone number. An invoice will be included
in the shipment. Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
|01-112||NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: This
year's National Library Week promises to be one of the most exciting ever
thanks to the public launch of The Campaign for America's Libraries.
Libraries of all types are invited to participate in National Library Week
(April 1-7). The campaign is ALA's new, five-year public education
effort to educate people about the value of libraries and librarians in
the 21st century.
The theme for National Library Week 2001 is @ your library. National Library Week will feature a national kickoff event and a host of local events to introduce the @ your library theme to the public.
The campaign kickoff will be designed to introduce the campaign, attract media attention, and begin the process of reminding consumers that libraries are dynamic, modern community centers for learning, information and entertainment.
A key message of the campaign is that libraries are places of opportunity, which speaks to how libraries are an indelible part of the American Dream. To illustrate and personalize this theme, libraries are encouraged to identify a local "celebrity" campaign chairperson or chairpersons for their individual library or library organization who embody the spirit and principles of today's libraries.
Libraries are urged to hold an event, at which the campaign chair is presented with a giant @ your library card. A template with artwork for this card is available on the campaign Web site at http://www.ala.org/@yourlibrary under National Library Week. Ideas for organizing a local campaign launch can be found on the Web site as well.
Ideal candidates for campaign chairs are people who have benefited from their experiences at the library, such as a celebrity originally/currently from your community, a sports figure, a local college or university dean, school principal, parent, senior citizen, high school student or someone who has a story about how the library has made a difference in his or her life.
The Web site, which is part of the "living campaign," features general information on how to get involved. Suggestions on how to use the logo, talking points, ideas for ongoing programming, downloadable logos and more are among the tools available. Libraries can also sign up for the campaign and join an e-mail newsletter to be the first to receive campaign news and updates.
Libraries are urged to send a brief summary
of National Library Week/campaign kickoff activities and sample materials
to: Sara Groves, ALA Public Information Office, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago,
IL 60611. Or e-mail the campaign at: email@example.com.
Please include contact information for your library or organization.
|01-113||REFERENCE SERVICE WORKSHOP: The
workshop "Readers Advisory for Parents" is Monday, April 2, 2001 from 9:00
a.m. to noon. It is located at Suburban Library System Headquarters. It
is for Librarians serving adults interested in children's and young adult
reading. There is a registration fee of $15. For a registration form please
contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|01-114||REINSTATE CARDS: Please reinstate
card numbers: 21202002872213 and 21202003014187 for the Decatur Public
|01-115||REVOKED CARDS: Please revoke card
numbers: 212027618629, 212022773163, and 212023023980 for the Decatur Public
|01-116||REQUEST : Glenwood High School
need articles from pre-1980 magazines and journals. Your discards could
be their delight! Here is a list of the periodicals:
Booklist 1970-1976, 1983-1988
When you are weeding your periodical collections
(paper, microfilm, or fiche) think of Glenn Wood High School and call Karen
High at 217-483-2424 ext. 27 to see if they can take some of your discards.
|01-117||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 CONSULTANT, HERITAGE TRAIL LIBRARY SYSTEM: is seeking a youth services consultant to serve as a general consultant to a multi-type library system. Requires an ALA accredited MLS, or Master's Degree in a related field, plus 18 hours of library course work at the graduate level. Salary range starting at $31,900 DOQ. Excellent benefits. Send letter of application and resume including 3 references to: Shirley Grasty, Executive Assistant, Heritage Trail Library System, 405 Earl Rd. Shorewood, Illinois 60431.
PART-TIME CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN, FORSYTH PUBLIC LIBRARY: is seeking a part-time children's librarian. Prefer ALA-accredited MLS or undergrad school media degree, with public or school library experience. Enthusiastic approach to children's and young adult programming, collection management and reference. Send resume and names of three references to: Jean Campbell, Forsyth Public Library, P.O. Box 20, Forsyth, IL 62535.
LIBRARIAN II CONSULTANT FOR BLIND AND
PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED SERVICES, SHAWNEE LIBRARY SYSTEM: The duties
include overall responsibility for Southern Illinois Talking Book Center,
Supervises all SITBC staff, Maintains effective working relationships with
the Illinois State Library, the Illinois Regional Library for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped, area libraries and other agencies responsible
for services to handicapped individuals. The qualifications include Master's
degree from an ALA-accredited library science program, Good oral and written
communication skills, special training and/or experience in serving handicapped
individuals desirable, and ability to travel extensively--including frequent
overnight travel. The position is available immediately. The salary range
is $29,990 - $41,993 annually. Submit the application to Walter Burkhalter,
Executive Director, Shawnee Library System, 607 S. Greenbriar Road, Carterville,
Illinois 62918-1602, (618)985-3711. Application review begins April 1,
2001; search open until position is filled. The Shawnee Library System
is an AA/EO employer.
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, March 30, 2001. All submissions
should arrive before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001, for inclusion in
the newsletter. You may fax submissions to (217) 428-1852, or e-mail
them to Amanda Standerfer at email@example.com
or Angela Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.