|Volume 14, Number 02||January 17, 2003|
|January 20||Martin Luther King Jr. Day, RPLS is closed.|
|January 21||RPLS Board Meeting RPLS, 1:00 p.m.|
|January 24||Free-Form-Free-For-All, Vespasian Warner PLD, Clinton, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.|
|January 24||Soaring: Time Management: Getting Things Done, RPLS, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
|January 28||Brown Bag Lunch Series #2 - Marketing Your Library, RPLS, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
|February 4||S/MSLN, Rochester Elementary, 4 p.m.|
|February 5||Medium Pubs, Chatham Area Library District, 1 p.m.|
|February 7||Have I Got a Resource for You!!!, RPLS, 9:30 a.m. to Noon.|
|February 11||Brown Bag Lunch Series #3 - Marketing Your Library, RPLS, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
|February 12||Lincoln's Birthday, RPLS is closed.|
|February 12||Ed 2 Go classes begin. Checkout all the new classes!|
|February 13||zILLANE Open Forum, Forsyth PL, 9:30 a.m.|
|February 15||Long Range Planning for Trustees, RPLS, 9:00 a.m. to Noon. (This has been rescheduled from 2/8.)|
|February 18||RPLS Board Meeting, RPLS, 1:00 p.m.|
|February 19||Library Book Selection workshop, RPLS, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
|February 21||YA Services Forum Vtel - Mark your calendar. Information coming.|
|February 25||Brown Bag Lunch Series #4 - Marketing Your Library, RPLS, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.|
|February 27||RPLS Orientation, RPLS, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AT RPLS: You may register for any of these events on-line at
http://www.rpls.ws/education.asp or contact Mary at email@example.com
for training events and Angela at
firstname.lastname@example.org for continuing education events.
First Search sessions are intended for all member libraries and will be a practical hands-on course of searching this database, and how it can be used to obtain books, photocopies and other materials for your patrons. Qualifies for 2 CPDU's RPLS/ISBE recertification. This session is being held at RPLS, January 7th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and January16th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Circulation Training will be offered on January 7th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at RPLS. Pam Ewing, email@example.com, is the instructor . Qualifies for 3 CPDU's RPLS/ISBE recertification.
ILL and OCLC ILLME Training will be offered on January 16th 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at RPLS. Pam Ewing, firstname.lastname@example.org, is the instructor . Qualifies for 3 CPDU's RPLS/ISBE recertification.
Soaring to Excellence: Time Management: Getting Things Done: All of us are feeling overloaded at work, and we think we can extend the day beyond 24 hours or save time in a bottle. This session explores practical techniques for managing your work, offering a wide range of suggestions for more effective use of your time. Factors to be considered include how to negotiate deadlines and work assignments, being more realistic about the time available, and maintaining a balance between work and home. This V-tel workshop is being held at RPLS, January 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Have I Got a Resource for You!! Bev Obert, RPLS Youth Services Consultant, will introduce the new handbook for Youth Services. Come to this session February 7th at RPLS from 9:30 to noon to learn about the fundamental elements of a good youth services program, how to evaluate your program, and how to use this manual effectively. Your copy of the manual will be waiting for you at the workshop. If you've got questions, contact Bev at email@example.com.
Long Range Planning for Trustees This workshop offered on Saturday, February 8th at RPLS from 9:00 to noon is designed to help trustees meet this requirement by introducing them to the PLA planning process Planning for Results. If you've got questions, contact Bev at firstname.lastname@example.org.
zILLANE Open Forum This will be an open forum with the Illinois State Library seeking reactions to the zILLANE (Moen) study at Forsyth PL, 9:30 a.m. Registration is not required, but you are encouraged to register in order to insure that their are adequate seats, handouts and refreshments. All interested members are welcome to attend.
Library Book Selection Workshop Library Book Selection Service will join us for a review presentation of a variety of outstanding titles available for PreSchool through Jr. High. View an exhibit of hundreds of new children’s and young adult books from a wide selection of publishers as reviewed and stocked by the Library Book Selection Service in Bloomington. All of the books will be available for your examination throughout the workshop. Library Book Selection Service website address is www.lbss.org This workshop is being offered February 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
RPLS Orientation will be offered on Thursday, February 27th, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at RPLS. Whether you are a new staff member or an old pro, this is your opportunity to tour the newly remodeled RPLS and meet the staff and learn about the system. Doris McKay, email@example.com is the instructor and tour guide. Qualifies for 2 CPDU's RPLS/ISBE recertification.
|03-021||RPLS DELIVERY BAGS: We would appreciate your assistance in the return of all large and small RPLS delivery bags. The bags are for delivery of materials only and not for personal usage. Please return all bags through delivery as soon as possible. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Mary Traxler, Delivery Supervisor.|
RPLS SEMINAR: Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 2nd and
register early! The theme of this
year's RPLS Seminar is "Best of the Best." We'll show case RPLS libraries at
their best and present the RPLS Awards for 2002. Our keynote speaker will be Topper Steinman,
a motivational speaker, who will talk about how in the ever-changing,
ever-increasing world of information, libraries matter! We need to believe it.
This session will challenge us to remember our roots and remember our wings in
continuing to make a constructive and meaningful difference in today's world.
Phil Lenzini will return this year to do two sessions: "Budgets and Ordinances: Where's the Beef?" and "Library Policies: The Good, the Bad and the Required." There will be something for everyone, so check out the on-line registration form and register early, many of the sessions have limited seating, available on a first come, first served basis. This year's Seminar will again be held at Decatur Public Library and the RPLS offices. Decatur Public Transit will run the trolley to transport Seminar attendees between the two locations during the session breaks. The cost for "Early Bird" registration is $10 before March 4th, and the registration increases to $20 after March 4th. Watch this spot for additional information and news on this year's RPLS Seminar.
ALA GRAPHICS DISCOUNT FOR RPLS MEMBERS: RPLS and ALA have reached agreement to a group buy discount on all items from the 2003 Spring ALA Graphics catalog. The discount is 25%. The deadline for this order is Feb. 28, 2003 and items should arrive before the end of March just in time for National Library Week. Here is the procedure for you to follow:
A small supply of the 2003 graphics catalogs are being shipped to RPLS. If you would like one, please email Angela Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Library's Contribution to Your Community (road-show) will be making its appearance at RPLS on Wednesday, March 12th 2003. This all day workshop will help public libraries strategically plan and authenticate their worth to the community at large. Using quantitative measures, scientifically validated survey instruments and case studies, LCTYC also provides what is perhaps its most important asset: An opportunity for library advocates of all types to shift perceptions (their own and their community’s) and reality (from the traditional “passive, quality of life” role to that of a powerful strategic partner with a place at the community table. This program funded through Illinois State Library LSTA funds as awarded by JESSE WHITE, Secretary of State/State Librarian.
Get HIP to HIPAA: Health Information Professionals and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a satellite teleconference, presented by MLA. RPLS and Alliance Library System are joining forces to offer our member librarians access to this MLA Satellite Teleconference. We will all meet at the Illinois School for the Blind on Wednesday, March 12th 2003 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register early. The cost is $15 and seating is limited. Participants will receive 1.5 MLA CE contact hours.
|03-025||PBS DISCOUNT: PBS is offering at a 30% discount on the following list of DVD's. If you have any questions about this offer please contact Hjordis or Jim Garner at 312-664-8672.|
IMS GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Learning Opportunities Grants applications: January 15, 2003.
For more information about this grant program please see
National Leadership Grants for Libraries: February 1, 2003
National Award for Library Service: February 15, 2003
National Award for Museum Service: February 15, 2003
National Leadership Grants for Museums: March 1, 2003
National Leadership Grants for Library/Museum Collaborations: April 1,2003 http://www.imls.gov/grants/l-m/l-m_lead.asp.
All IMLS grant and award program deadlines can be viewed
ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY TRAINING GRANT: for The Master
of Library and Information Science Degree
Amount of Training Grants: $7,500 each paid to the grant recipient contingent on Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA) federal funds.
Number of Training Grants: The Illinois State Library will award up to 15 training grants per academic year.
Illinois State Library
Deadline: May 1 of current calendar year.
DIVERSITY & RACISM IN THE CLASSROOM WORKSHOP:
On Saturday, Jan. 25, as the concluding event of MLK,
JR. week, we would like to welcome the Champaign-Urbana community to join
us on the UIUC campus for a workshop on Diversity and Racism in the Classroom.
Following a keynote address by Jim Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me,
Carnegie Scholars from across the nation, invited because their work focuses on
classroom issues of race, class, and diversity, will lead a series of workshop
sessions. This workshop is free and open to the public, but we require
High school teachers can receive 6 hours of in-service credit for attending. Workshops are also geared for college faculty and graduate students.
How to recognize and foster diversity in the classroom, and how to deal with behaviors that exclude others on the basis of race, class, or other social markers, is a challenge for many of us. I hope that you will join us for this discussion. If you know people who might be interested, please spread the word. The schedule, biographies of workshop presenters, abstracts, and information on how to register (it's very easy) are all available at www.conted.uiuc.edu/diversity or call 333-2880 to register.
SUMMER 2003 SPECIAL COLLECTIONS INSTITUTES:
The Graduate School of Library and Information Science
and the Rare Book and Special Collections Library at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be offering four short courses on topics in
special collections during the summer of 2003. The Special Collections
Institutes will offer four special programs of interest to library and
information professionals, book lovers, and teachers. Courses include:
Special Collections in the Sciences, May 19-23, 2003 with Robin Rider, Associate Director for Collection Development, Management, and Preservation for the General Library System, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Library Fundraising, June 10-13, 2003 with Victoria Steele, Head of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.
Teaching Using Primary Source Material, July 14-18, 2003, with Barbara Jones, Head of the Rare Book and Special Collections Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
History of the Book, August 4-8, 2003, with Sidney Berger, faculty at Simmons College and recent Director of the California Center for the Book.
For registration and logistical information, contact:
|03-030||"ON THE FRONT LINES" CONFERENCE: Is being held March 17 - 19, 2003 at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The Illinois State Library is pleased to announce that the "On the Front Lines" registration form is now available at http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/library/isl/training/Frontlines.html. Additionally, the preliminary agenda, hotel and conference locale directions are also available at the above link. There will be a minimum charge this year for the conference. Please be aware that the daily fee includes lunch.|
ILLINET/OCLC ILL WORKSHOP:
ILLINET/OCLC Services will be presenting a demo only workshop on the OCLC ILL
Web service on February 11, 2003 from 9 to 12:30. It will be presented via
Placeware, so all participants have to do is sign on to the Web site at their
location to view the workshop. Attendees also need a speaker phone. Cost is $10.00
per institution. More than one person from an institution may attend, they just
need to all be around 1 PC/screen and have a speaker phone. Attendees will be able to
see via the Web and ask questions via the speaker phone.
OCLC has been presenting "OCLC Hours" to the networks via Placeware, and are generously letting us try this method too (they've got the Placeware license). Seats are limited to 39 people (or rather institutions).
For more information information please read the flyer.
|03-031||WIN A FREE AUDIOBOOK FOR YOUR LIBRARY COLLECTION: LIBRARY-LINK-TO US MITBC PROMOTION: The Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center has a new web page, and we need you to help us promote it! Although we partner with you in serving visually impaired patrons, most library web pages do not link to the Talking Book Center. Place a link to our new website at http://www.mitbc.org and you will be eligible for a free audiobook for your library! At the end of each month, we will see which library has referred the most visits to our website, and that library will win a free audiobook of choice for the library's collection! When you place a link, please notify Lori Bell at MITBC with an email to: email@example.com. Each month, we will announce the winner and how many referrals they made!|
ASSOCIATION OF RURAL AND SMALL LIBRARIES: The mission
of the Association of Rural and Small Libraries is to enhance the development of
libraries on a global scale.
The objectives of the Association of Rural and Small Libraries include:
The Association of Rural and Small Libraries is supported by annual membership dues of thirty-nine dollars ($39), and you may join through their newly created website at http://arsl.clarion.edu/Default.asp
FEBRUARY ILLINET /OCLC WORKSHOPS:
|03-034||THE NATIONAL STORYTELLING CONFERENCE: The National Storytelling Conference is being held July 9-13th, 2003 in Chicago, IL . The conference is titled "Storytelling at the Crossroads" For more information: http://www.rpls.ws/archives/pnews/PN2003/nsnflyer2.pdf|
|03-035||LOST BOOK: The following book The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy was sent through delivery with no indication of ownership. If this is your book please contact Angela Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 429-2586.|
|03-036||Whoever e-mails Doris McKay at email@example.com first and mentions the number of this Prairie News item will receive a prize. Congratulations Ann Adkesson!!|
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.
SYSTEM-WIDE AUTOMATED NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR, SUBURBAN LIBRARY SYSTEM, CHICAGO, IL: Suburban Library System ( located in metropolitan Chicago) is seeking an innovative, dynamic professional to administer SWAN ( System-Wide Automated Network) utilizing the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. automated system. This consortium currently has 78 member libraries of a multi-type makeup.
The position requires an MLS/ALA degree, an extensive knowledge of library automation and telecommunications and the ability to work well with others. Person applying for this position must have excellent communication skills. The search team will be looking for an individual with outstanding customer relation skills.
The position calls for extensive experience in finance and budgeting. Skills in the negotiation of contracts and short term and long term planning are also necessary.
A minimum of eight years of experience is mandatory with four of those years in library automation management and four years in an administration position. The salary range begins at $79,770. For further information regarding SWAN see http://www.sls.lib.il.us/swan/index.html
Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Janet Hayes, Suburban Library System, 125 Tower Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 or to firstname.lastname@example.org EOE
SPACE INFORMATION SYSTEMS SPECIALIST, FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND SCHEDULING, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA CHAMPAIGN, IL: Job Available: After closing date Salary Range: $28,000 (Min.)-$32,000 (Max.) For full consideration, apply by: 01/20/2003
Job Description: The responsibilities of this position include: Manage and maintain the Archibus/FM campus space information system. Coordinate the reporting of space-related data to the Campus and to external agencies and organizations. Make space and facilities data available to colleges and departments and help them interpret this data as necessary. Maintain procedures to ensure that space is correctly assigned to departments, and that all construction and remodeling is reflected in the space information system. Combine campus space information with other databases such as the Campus Profile to create various planning scenarios. Use the space information system to compare and analyze the amount of space that is assigned to units with generally accepted space standards for those units.
This is a continuous, a full-time, A twelve month position.
Minimum Education and Work Experience: The position requires a bachelor's degree with two years of course work in AutoCAD or the equivalent employment experience. A bachelor's or master's degree in architecture or closely related field is highly desirable. Work experience with the Archibus Facility Management system or comparable space management system is also highly desirable. Knowledge of the University of Illinois organization and environment and the Urbana-Champaign campus is preferred.
Resumes should be forwarded to:
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
|03-038||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, January 31, 2003. All submissions should arrive before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2003, 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|