Register for the Fall Professional Development Day 2014: Library Instruction, Information Literacy, and Assessment

Join your regional library colleagues at Vandenberg Air Force Base as we learn about and discuss library instruction, information literacy frameworks, and assessment in school, public, academic, and special libraries. Bring your own experiences and questions, engage with our speakers, and take away new ideas to help serve your communities! The event will end with a tour of Vandenberg Air Force Base, including a drive by of Site Launch Complex 2 and a visit to the base museum.

Event Date & Time: Friday, November 7, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Vandenberg Air Force Base Library

Program Schedule:
10:00 a.m. : Registration and Morning Refreshments
10:30 a.m. : Welcome and Announcements
10:45 a.m. : Presentations and discussions related to library instruction, information literacy frameworks, and assessment, with librarians representing school, public, and academic libraries.
1:00 p.m. : Luncheon (assorted sandwiches)
2:00 p.m. : Tour of Vandenberg Air Force Base

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Breakfast items and lunch are included in registration.

Directions to Vandenberg

  • Follow the directions here to get to the Vandenberg entrance.
  • All visitors have to stop at the Visitor Center to register before being given the pass to come on base. Bring an official picture ID (drivers license, passport, etc). If you are driving on base you must bring your current drivers license, car registration, and proof of insurance.
  • After receiving your pass, drive around the back of the visitor centers to exit its parking lot and make a right towards the guard shack. Show the pass with picture ID to the guard at the gate.
  • Once through the gate, stay on California Boulevard, which is lined with flags of the fifty states.
  • At the fork before the large missile, stay left to remain on California Boulevard.
  • Go through two traffic signals.
  • Turn right after Burger King, and make an immediate left into the library parking lot.

Please use this document to make carpooling arrangements with librarians in your area.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, November 3, 2014

Job opening: Web Services and Instruction Librarian at Westmont College

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts college in the hills of Montecito, is looking to fill the position of Outreach and Instruction Librarian. This Librarian with faculty status is responsible for the vision, execution, and assessment of Outreach Services. This position is also part of the liaison librarian team, which includes providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, outreach, and collection development for assigned academic departments. A full job description is available here, and an online application can be found here.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program; 1-2 years of experience in web design and management of electronic resources and online library systems (familiarity with OCLC’s WMS preferred); ability to learn and adapt to new technologies; working knowledge of HTML, CSS, OpenURL resolvers, EZProxy, and discovery tools; detail-oriented with an ability to manage multiple projects; experience providing reference services, information literacy instruction, and collection development in a library setting; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to work effectively
both independently and in a collaborative team environment; available to work evening and weekend hours as required; awareness of assessment trends in academic libraries highly desirable.

Reports to: Director of Library and Information Services

*Visit the GCLN Job Postings page for other job opportunities and job-hunting advice.

Job opening: Outreach and Instruction Librarian at Westmont College

Friday, March 28, 2014

Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts college in the hills of Montecito, is looking to fill the position of Outreach and Instruction Librarian. This Librarian with faculty status is responsible for the vision, execution, and assessment of Outreach Services. This position is also part of the liaison librarian team, which includes providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, outreach, and collection development for assigned academic departments. A full job description is available here, and an online application can be found here.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program; 1-2 years of experience in library work; awareness of current trends and developments in library outreach and reference services; experience implementing and using Web 2.0 technologies; enthusiasm for troubleshooting, hands-on assistance and excellent customer service; strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; curiosity and capacity to learn and a drive to innovate; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively; available to work evening and weekend hours as required. Experience in an academic library setting; academic library assessment practices, and library instruction preferred.

Reports to: Director of Library and Information Services
Applicants should send a cover letter reflecting the position which includes the names and contact information for three references; a resume or curriculum vitae; and a formal application. Review of applications begins on April 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

*Visit the GCLN Job Postings page for other job opportunities and job-hunting advice.

Register for the 2014 GCLN Annual Meeting – What Librarians Need to Know About Managing Projects

Join the Gold Coast Library Network for our Annual Meeting at the Brooks Institute, as we focus on project management for librarians. Learn about project management strategies and practice them in a hands-on exercise.

Event Date & Time: Friday, April 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Brooks Institute Screening Room, 5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001 (map)
Free parking is available behind the school. Pass the swimming pool and fountain to get to the lobby.

Program Schedule:
9:00 a.m.: Registration & Morning Refreshments
9:30 a.m.: Welcome & Annual Meeting
10:00 a.m.: Presentation: Adele Boyd and Debbie Hartzman
12:00 p.m.: Lunch (cheese enchiladas, salad, chips and salsa)
1:00 p.m.: Project Management Exercise
2:00 p.m.: Tour Brooks Institute Campus

Presentation Details:
Everyone has work projects, and if they are lucky, their organization assigns a project manager to ensure that the project reaches a successful conclusion. However, in many organizations, library projects do not merit this level of assistance. Project Management is the discipline of planning, organizing and managing resources to achieve specific project goals and objectives. It provides a framework to measure progress and ensure success. This presentation will define roles, terms and concepts, and methodologies to help attendees complete their projects on time and within scope.

Presenters:
Adele Boyd is a certified Project Manager with several years’ experience at Amgen Inc. She managed several projects for the Amgen Libraries and is currently on assignment with Amgen’s Diversity group, working with senior leadership.

Debbie Hartzman is a former manager with the Amgen Libraries and is currently leading projects with the Aequitas Group, a healthcare consulting firm based in San Diego.

Download the program.
Download the flier.

Call for GCLN Scholarship Applications

Monday, February 24, 2014 –

The Gold Coast Library Network (GLCN) is excited to let you know that we are providing scholarships this year. We will be offering two $400 scholarships:

  • One to a library school student to assist with educational expenses or conference attendance
  • One to an employee working in a GCLN library to assist with their professional development

Information about the scholarships, eligibility, and the application form can be found on the Scholarships page. Applications are due by March 25, 2014.

Please apply or encourage others you know who are eligible to apply for one of these scholarships.

If you have any questions contact the GCLN Chair, Mary Logue, at mlogue@westmont.edu

Job Opening: Library Resident at Santa Barbara City College

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Santa Barbara City College is a comprehensive community college serving the south coast of Santa Barbara County. Established in 1909, SBCC is renowned as one of the leading two-year community college in California – and the nation. The college has a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degree. Students are attracted to SBCC by virtue of its outstanding faculty, small classes, state-of-the-art facilities and numerous student services. Santa Barbara City College recently won the esteemed Aspen Prize as the #1 Community College in the United States.

The Eli Luria Library, named after benefactor Eli Luria, was built in 1989. The Luria Library offers a dynamic, innovative, and exciting place for students to learn. The Luria Library responds to the needs and learning styles of today’s student, helping them achieve their learning outcomes, enrich their lives, establish careers, and see the value of libraries in relationship to their learning. A tag line was created in 2007, with faculty and student input, to help focus this new vision: Explore. Learn. Grow. In January 2011, the Luria Library won the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

More information, and a link to the online application, is available at http://library.sbcc.edu/blog/2013/10/11/library-resident-opening/.

Position Summary: 
The Luria Resident is generously funded by The Luria Foundation. This is an opportunity for a recent library school graduate to explore community college librarianship by working in all areas of an award-winning community college library. This is a temporary part-time position and will be completed between January 21, 2014 – May 23, 2014 with the possibility for an extension into the following academic year.

Qualifications:

  • Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Library Science, Library and Information Science that was awarded in the last two years.
  • A career interest in community college librarianship.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.; adaptable to a rapidly changing environment, and ability to collaborate with various departmental service units.
  • Energetic, innovative, and flexible.

*Visit the GCLN Job Postings page for other job opportunities and job-hunting advice.

Register for the Fall Professional Development Day 2013: Bring ’em in! Successful Marketing and Outreach for Libraries

Join your regional library colleagues at the Santa Maria Public Library as we learn about and discuss successful marketing and outreach strategies for libraries. Bring your own experiences and questions, engage with our speakers, and take away new ideas to help serve your communities! The event will end with a tour of the Santa Maria Public Library.

Event Date & Time: Friday, November 1, 2013, from 9 a.m. – 2:30  p.m.

Location: Santa Maria Public Library, Shepard Hall (off the lobby) (map)

Program Schedule:
9:00 a.m. : Registration and Morning Refreshments
9:30 a.m. : Welcome and Announcements
10:00 a.m. : Presentations by Elizabeth Bowman (Outreach Librarian, Santa Barbara City College Luria Library) and Scott Love (Library Services Manager, Santa Barbara Central Library)
11:45 a.m. : Luncheon
1:00 p.m. : Collaborative Session
2:00 p.m. : Tour the Santa Maria Public Library

Download the flier.

Breakfast items and lunch are included in registration.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Congratulations to the 2013 GCLN Scholarship Winners!

Friday, April 19, 2013 –

Amanda Grundmann is this year’s Employee Scholarship winner. She currently works at UCSB Library’s Interlibrary Loan department. Her goal is to work as an instruction librarian in an academic library, focusing on instructional design and services to distance education students. She will use the scholarship to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago. There she will attend sessions and present the ALA New Members Round Table, Student Chapter of the Year Award.

Jodie Jonsson has been awarded our Student Scholarship. She is a reprographics technician at Cuesta College Library who also volunteers at the Morro Bay Library. As a long-time library patron, she finds library work extremely fulfilling. Jodie will use the scholarship to purchase needed textbooks and supplies to complete her Associate’s Degree in Library Technology at Cuesta College. She hopes to use this degree to find a full-time position at a local academic or public library.

 To learn more about the GCLN Scholarship award, visit the Scholarships page.

Register for the 2013 GCLN Annual Meeting – Preparing for the Worst-Case Scenario: Emergency and Disaster Planning for Libraries

Join the Gold Coast Library Network for our Annual Meeting at the Santa Barbara Public Library, as we focus on the timely topic of emergency and disaster preparedness and response in libraries. Learn from presentations by colleagues and first responders on how to deal with fires, active shooters, and other emergency situations. We encourage you to bring questions and share your experiences.

Event Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013, from 9 a.m. – 2:30  p.m.

Location: Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (map)

Program Schedule:
9:00 a.m.: Registration & Morning Refreshments
9:30 a.m.: Welcome & Annual Meeting
10:00 a.m.: Presentation: Nancy Gulliver, Atascadero State Hospital Library
10:30 a.m.: Presentation: Mary Logue, Westmont College Library
11:00 a.m.: Presentation: Santa Barbara Police Department
11:45 a.m.: Luncheon
1:00 p.m.: Presentation: Santa Barbara Fire Department
1:30 p.m.: Wrap-up Discussion: Kristen LaBonte, UC Santa Barbara Library
2:00 p.m.: Tour Karpeles Manuscript Library

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Download the program.

Breakfast items and lunch are included in registration.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 16, 2013

 

Free Workshops on Creating & Funding Preservation Projects – San Luis Obispo and Tulare, March 2013

“Creating and Funding Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care” is a one-day workshop that begins with identifying and setting priorities among collection needs. With a clear sense of needs, the second part of the workshop reviews sources of grant funding available to your institution. The third part of the workshop addresses the key preservation questions asked on grant applications – participants answer the questions on behalf of their institutions, building the elements of a proposal for their own collection. The workshop emphasizes working collaboratively with colleagues to develop and receive feedback on project proposals.

By the end of the workshop day, participants will have:

  • Outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution
  • Identified possible funding sources
  • Tested their ideas with other workshop participants

DATES, TIMES, & LOCATIONS

San Luis Obispo – March 8, 2013 9:00am – 4:00pm – San Luis Obispo Public Library
Tulare – March 15, 2013 9:00am – 4:00pm – Tulare Historical Museum

INSTRUCTOR 
Barclay Ogden, Director for Preservation, UC Berkeley Libraries

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Administrators and staff responsible for care of the collection in all types of libraries and archives, with an emphasis on small-to-medium sized institutions without preservation grant writing experience. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop’s goals to develop and submit proposals for preservation projects to enhance collection care. When possible, two attendees from an institution should attend so they can work together on project development.

COST
These workshops are FREE . Funding is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a Connecting to Collections statewide grant.

REGISTRATION 
Pre-registration required. Register for any of the above workshops online: http://calmuseums.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewpage&pageid=489

For more information or registration assistance contact: Sarah Sagouspe (admin@calmuseums.org)

The Californians Connecting to Collections Project (C3) is a statewide preservation project that is providing information, education, and training to California heritage institutions. For additional information about the C3 Project, see the Californians Connecting to Collections webpage:

http://calpreservation.org/cpp/projects/connecting-to-collections

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.