|Volume 16, Number 12||June 17, 2005|
|Mon., June 20||Manipulating Horizon Data in Excel, RPLS, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Tues., June 21||RPLS Board Meeting, RPLS, 1:00 p.m.|
|Tues., June 21||RPLS Retirement Reception, RPLS, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00|
|Thurs., June 23||Serials Planning Committee Meeting, RPLS, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Fri., June 24||Horizon Circulation/PAC Training, RPLS, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.|
|Tues., June 28||FirstSearch/SILC/IO, RPLS, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.|
|Tues., June 28||InterLibrary Loan Through FirstSearch, RPLS, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.|
|Wed., June 29||RPLS UG Database Standards Committee Meeting, RPLS, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.|
|Thurs., June 30||FirstSearch/SILC/IO, RPLS, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.|
|Mon., July 4||Independence Day, RPLS is closed.|
|Thurs., July 7||UG Governing Board Meeting, RPLS, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.|
|Mon., July 11||UG Technology Committee Meeting, RPLS, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.|
|Tues., July 12||Horizon Reports Training, RPLS, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.|
|Wed., July 13||Manipulating Horizon Data in Excel, RPLS, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.|
|Thurs., July 14||Serials Planning Committee Meeting, RPLS, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Thurs., July 14||School Librarians Day Camp, RPLS, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Mon., July 18||Horizon Reports Training, RPLS, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.|
|Tues., July 19||RPLS Board Meeting, RPLS, 1:00 p.m.|
|Wed., July 20||Ed2Go classes begin. (You may now pay online with a credit card.)|
|Wed., July 20||RPLS User's Group Meeting, Lincoln Library, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.|
|Thurs., July 21||Manipulating Horizon Data in Excel, RPLS, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.|
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
You are Invited
CONGRATULATIONS: Angela Thompson, RPLS Consulting Assistant
INVITATION: The Steering Committee of 2005
Reaching Forward South Conference cordially invites you to attend
"Cultivate Your Assets: Continuing Education for Support Staff," a program
presented by Reaching Forward and Reaching Forward South at the American
Library Association Conference on Monday, June 27. The session will start
at 10:30 a.m. in Room Chicago BR VIII at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel &
Speakers will be Tom Rich, Support Services Supervisor at Warren-Newport Public Library District and Tobi Oberman, Head of Circulation Services at Skokie Public Library on behalf of Reaching Forward and Mary Downing, Specialized Services Consultant at the Illinois State Library and Rita McGeary, Training & Events Manager at Prairie Area Library System on behalf of Reaching Forward South.
Topics to be discussed will include the history of support staff conferences in Illinois, what it takes to present a successful conference, and how to develop your own support staff conference.
Please mark your calendars and plan on attending!
DIGITIZATION TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES:
The Illinois Digitization Institute at the University
of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign, in partnership with the State
Library and the Illinois Heritage Association, is offering two more
"Basics and Beyond" on-line digitization training courses July 11- 29 and
September 12 - 30.
The three-week on-line course gives busy professionals the opportunity to learn more about digitization from the convenience of their own computers. Using the Web, participants can access the on-line course materials, have access to a course facilitator and digitization experts, engage in on-line discussions, solve real world digitization problems, and do readings on various aspects of the digitization process. The cost of the course is $300.00 per person.
Courses will be directed towards participants from libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions that are seeking in-depth digitization training to enable them to apply information standards and best practices in their work with cultural heritage materials. Discussions and assignments will focus on the following topics:
* Benefits and costs of digitization projects
Illinois cultural heritage associations may be able
to qualify for a scholarship to cover the cost of either of these courses.
To learn more about the "Basics and Beyond" digitization course series and
available scholarships or to register for courses, please visit this
"Basics and Beyond" is funded through a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
EARN CPDU CREDITS WITH LIBRARYU:
LibraryU and CPDUs! If you are a
school librarian or working on your certificate renewal, you can earn
Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) credit by taking
LibraryU courses. When a unit is successfully completed, you will have the
option to print a Certificate of Completion. The certificate will show
your name, the name of the course, and the average hours to complete the
unit. This can be given to your school district's Local Professional
Development Committee as evidence of completion of this continuing
Here is just a sample of some
of the LibraryU modules school librarians might find helpful:
Log on to LibraryU and starting earning your CPDUs today.
|05-183||CONSULTANT, ROLLING PRAIRIE LIBRARY SYSTEM, DECATUR, IL: Rolling Prairie Library System in Decatur, IL, a multi-type library system serving 264 libraries in central Illinois, is seeking qualified applicants for 2 part time positions as Consultants (19 hours per week). One position will have a primary focus in working with public and special libraries, and the other position will focus primarily on school libraries and youth services. The Consultants will be responsible for providing general information to our member libraries as part of a consulting team, assist with continuing education events, editing of system newsletters, and special projects. Requirements include an M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program. Knowledge of computer technology highly desirable. Starting Salary: $17,000.00. Submit letter of application and resume to Bev Obert, Library Development Coordinator, Rolling Prairie Library System, 345 W. Eldorado St. Decatur IL 62522. Preference will be given to applications received prior to July 8, 2005. An Equal Opportunity Employer.|
BACKUP DRIVER JOB OPENING AT RPLS: Rolling
Prairie Library System, 345 W. Eldorado Street, Decatur, IL is accepting
applications for the position of Backup Driver through June 15, 2005. Work
will be on an on-call basis to fill in for other driversí vacation or
Completion of high school and a valid Illinois Driverís License are required. Applicants must pass a physical examination and drug test. Starting salary $8.72 per hour.
RPLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.
LIBRARIAN I- ADULT REFERENCE AND INFORMATION LIBRARIANS, LINCOLN LIBRARY, SPRINGFIELD, IL: Lincoln Library, the public library, is seeking a full-time Librarian I in the Adult Reference & Information Department at the main library for the city of Springfield, Illinois, which serves a population of approximately 114,000. The responsibilities of this reference librarian position are to assist customers in using the library, making the most effective use of materials and information available and answering reference- questions. Other responsibilities include managing a part of the adult material collection, promoting reading through displays and bibliographies and assisting with the library's computer classes. Some evening and weekend work is required. The position requires a master's degree in Library Science.
Minimum Starting Salary Rate: $17.38 hourly
Final date to apply: June 30, 2005 (4:30 p.m.)
DIRECTOR OF THE CHARLES E. BECKER LIBRARY,
Springfield College in Illinois, a Benedictine University partner, is
accepting applications for the position of Director of the Charles E.
Becker Library. This person should hold a masterís degree from an
ALA-accredited institution; have experience in library administration;
excellent personnel and budget management skills; and have the vision and
aptitude for integration of electronic resources. The successful applicant
will be able to communicate with adult and traditional-age students;
resident and commuter students; and online students.
MEDIA LIBRARIAN, WARRENSBURG HIGH SCHOOL,
WARRENSBURG, IL: Job
High School Certificate (6-12)
PRESERVATION LIBRARIAN, MILNER LIBRARY, ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY, NORMAL, IL: Coordinates library's preservation program, determines priorities as part of the total library service program. Additional information (pdf).
Qualifications Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in: library/information science. Knowledge, experience and/or specialized training in the field of preservation and conservation, including technical, physical, and bibliographic aspects. Ability to communicate well and establish rapport with professional and support personnel in the Library and University community. Effective management and supervisory skills.
Salary and Benefits: $40,000 at instructional assistant professor, negotiable depending on education and qualifications. 24 days vacation and 11 paid holidays per year.
Position Available: August 1, 2005
Application Deadline: Initial review of applications will begin on July 5, 2005, and continue until the position is filled.
To Apply: To assure full consideration submit letter, resume, and names of 3 references to Preservation Librarian Search Committee, Illinois State University, Milner Library, Campus Box 8900, Normal, IL 61790-8900.
DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (LIBRARIAN 5), URBANA FREE LIBRARY, URBANA, IL: General responsibilities: Reference; supervision; public relations; archival collection development, including the Local History Online database; and other duties as assigned.
Complete description and application (pdf).
Application deadline: Friday, July 8, 2005, 6:00 p.m.
Salary Range: $44,247 - $57,519
VISITING PRESERVATION SPECIALIST (ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL), ILLINOIS NEWSPAPER PROJECT, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, IL: Position Available: As soon as possible, after closing date. This is a full-time temporary Academic Professional appointment. Annual contract, renewable through April 30, 2007 (phase VII of the Illinois Newspaper Project), with possible renewal through April 30, 2009 (contingent upon availability of NEH funding).
Apply: Send letter of application, complete resume and three letters of reference to: Cindy Kelly, Head, Library Human Resources, University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Suite 127, Urbana, Illinois 61801. Phone 217-333-8168. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The University Library welcomes applications from minority group members and women. Electronic applications are acceptable initially, but must be followed by a hard copy with signature.
Deadline: June 24, 2005. To ensure full consideration applications should be received by the deadline date, however, the position will remain open until filled.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
LIBRARIAN 1- STATEGIC RESOURCES/CORPORATE LIBRARY, STATE FARM INSURANCE, BLOOMINGTON, IL: Job Title: Librarian 1 -- Strategic Resources/Corporate Library
Salary: Starting at $35,800+
Additional information (pdf). Questions: please contact Adam Bennington at (309)766-5233
Mail, fax, or email resume to:
TEACHING MATERIALS CENTER LIBRARIANS, ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY, NORMAL/BLOOMINGTON, IL: Illinois State University Normal/Bloomington Milner Library. This is a 12 month, non tenure track, serve as liaison to Department of Curriculum and Instruction, provide instruction for Children's Literature courses, conduct instruction for general education courses. Oversees collection development and maintenance. Provides reference service including some evening/weekend desk time. Participates in library/university governance. Reports to Education Division Head.
Qualifications: ALA-accredited masters required, graduate degree in education and/or experience in public schools strongly preferred, knowledge of print, electronic resources, able to work successfully in collegial environment, commitment to public service, knowledge of media resources and web design.
Salary: $40,000. Standard benefits.
Starts: September 1, 2005. To assure full consideration, submit letter of application, resume, and names of three references by June 30, 2005 to Teaching Materials Center Librarian Search Committee, 8900 Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois 61790-8900. Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university encouraging diversity.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEWIS AND CLARK LIBRARY SYSTEM: The Lewis & Clark Library System (LCLS) Board of Directors invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director. Additional Information (pdf)
HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST, HINCKLEY- BIG ROCK HIGH SCHOOL, HINCKLEY, IL:
Additional Information (pdf)
HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARIAN/MEDIA SPECIALIST, MORTON HIGH SCHOOL, MORTON, IL: Morton High School in Morton, IL is looking for a High School Librarian/Media Specialist for the 2005-2006 school year. Ideal candidates for this position will have a Standard Special Certificate (K-12) or (9-12) with Library Science/Media Teaching Endorsement. He/she will have library experience at the secondary level and experience in working with students, teachers, and other professionals in education. Other appropriate certification will be considered. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to administration of the high school library and supervision of at least one aide. Duties also include organization (cataloging and classification), reference and student assistance, as well as selection of materials for the high school library. Scheduling and supervision of at least one computer lab (within the library) will be needed, with appropriate assistance provided as necessary.
Interested candidates should send their resume to: Dennis Johnson, principal, Morton High School, 350 N. Illinois Ave., Morton, IL 61550. Questions can be directed to Mr. Johnson or by calling (309) 266-7182.
LIBRARIAN, FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL, CHAMPAIGN, IL: Librarian - 1.0 FTE Illinois Type 03
Certification with Endorsement in Library Media Franklin Middle School.
Dr. Carol A. Stack, Asst
817 N. Harris St.
Ed2GO - Rolling Prairie Library System offers six week computer based training courses at your own desktop at a very reasonable cost, which can now be paid online with your credit card or sent directly to RPLS. If you are looking for a way to provide continuing education opportunities for your staff, this is a very cost effect method of delivery. Course offerings include: Internet Courses, Computer Courses, Certification Prep Courses, Writing Courses, Personal Enrichment Courses. Courses are starting on July 19th.
HORIZON REPORTS TRAINING: Session will cover a review of the daily and monthly AdHoc Reports, with a brief explanation of each one; pitfalls when generating; and saving/printing finished reports. Generating and printing various reports in Inventory will also be covered, as well as what numbers from both types of reports can be plugged into annual reports. This workshop is being held at RPLS on July 12th from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. It is also being held on July 18th from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
SCHOOL LIBRARIANS DAY CAMP: School Librarians join us at RPLS for a full day of information and study. Designed for the "Busy" school librarian. You have to choose the sessions you want to attend. There are two in the morning and two in the afternoon. Come one day or come on two different days to take advantage of all the information. There will be a box lunch, please choose your sandwich type. Cost for the entire day is $10. This workshop is offered on three dates for your convenience: Thursday, July 14th; and Tuesday, August 16th from 8:30 a.m. too 4:00 p.m.
INTERLIBRARY LOAN THROUGH FIRSTSEARCH:
You will learn how to do Inter-Library Loans through FirstSearch including, how
to do basic searching, how to make a request, how use the request manager for
borrowing and lending.
FIRSTSEARCH/SILC/IO: Pam Ewing, RPLS Staff, will demonstrate and train how to do searches on FirstSearch, the State of Illinois Catalog (SILC) and ILLINET Online (IO). The new interface in FirstSearch will improve your workflow and speed the location of items for your patrons. This workshop is being held at RPLS on June 28th, 30th from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. It is also being held on June 30th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
MANIPULATING HORIZON DATA IN EXCEL: Learn to export a variety of Dynix Horizon data (including search results, Item Group Editor results, Circulation Reports, and Inventory reports) to local files. Import those files into Microsoft Excel, and use various features in Excel to arrange and manipulate your data in ways that are useful to you. Includes formatting, sorting, filtering, counting, using subtotals, and options for word processing and printing. Practice with your own data, ask questions, and share your data needs and solutions with the group. Prerequisite: Basic Excel class or equivalent knowledge. This new workshop is being offered at RPLS on July 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is also being held on July 21st from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
|05-187||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 1, 2005. All submissions should arrive before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2005, for inclusion in the newsletter. You may fax submissions to (217) 428-1852, or e-mail them to Doris McKay at email@example.com or Angela Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org|