The Napoleon Public Library Board of Trustees would like to announce the availability of the Rachael Bradley Myers and Dayl S. Myers Scholarship in memory of their son, Joseph Bradley Myers. In 1988, the Library received
$75,346.31 from the Myers estate. The principal is invested and the interest income may be used annually at the discretion of the Trustees to provide a scholarship or scholarships to aid a person or persons pursuing a fifth year degree or Master’s degree in Library Science. For 2010, $3000.00 will be disbursed for qualified MLS candidates in accordance with the Library Board’s decision.
Dayl and Rachael Myers grew up in Napoleon and graduated from Napoleon High School in 1914. Dayl was a telephone engineer for Bell laboratories for thirty-five years. They lived in Towaco, New Jersey, but returned to Napoleon in 1960 upon Dayl’s retirement. Their later years were spent in St. Petersburg, Florida.
To apply for the Myers scholarship, applicants must send a resume, letter of intent, or essay concerning career goals to Napoleon Public Library, 310 W. Clinton Street, Napoleon, Ohio 43545 by May 1, 2010. Proof of admission to Library School must be included.
Since the Myers family was native to Henry County, the Library Board feels preference should be given to Henry County residents who apply. A personal interview with the Library Board on June 1, 2010 may be required, also. The scholarship winner will be required to give a detailed account of expenditures and complete the program within three years.
If prospective applicants have any questions, or desire more information please contact Betsy Eggers at (419)592-2531.
Betsy K. Eggers
Napoleon Public Library
310 W Clinton Street
Napoleon OH 43545
Bowling Green State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the University Libraries (UL). Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, this position serves on the university-wide Council of Deans.
Jerome Library is home to three nationally prominent special collections: the Browne Popular Culture Library, the Center for Archival Collections, which includes the Historical Collections of the Great Lakes and the Sound Recordings Archives. The UL comprises general collections in social sciences, humanities, and sciences; government documents; a curriculum resource center; and the Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository. BGSU is a founding and active member of OhioLINK, a consortium of more than 85 Ohio institutions.
Established in 1910, BGSU this year was ranked 11th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” for its strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students. With an in-town residential campus in a park-like setting, BGSU enrolls more than 20,000 students and has a 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Located in northwest Ohio, Bowling Green is within easy driving distance of many major Midwest cities. (For more information, visit our web site at: MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “www.bgsu.edu.” claiming to be www.bgsu.edu.)
BGSU seeks outstanding candidates with the vision, skill, and motivation to lead approximately 24 full-time faculty librarians, 50 staff members and a system of more than 2 million volumes. The successful candidate will be expected to:
• Lead and participate in long-range and strategic planning for the UL, including its facilities and programming, and the University
• Serve as a spokesperson and advocate for the UL on campus, locally, regionally, and nationally
• Assume a leadership role in fundraising from public and private sources
• Advance major initiatives and commitments involving consortial agreements, including OhioLINK and other state and federal agencies
• Anticipate, communicate, and effectively manage change in library and higher education environments
• Effectively develop university and community partnerships
• Promote and develop the role of the UL in distance education programs and technology
• Possess up-to-date knowledge on current trends in the library profession and maintain active scholarship and/or service that support the visibility of the UL
• Continue to champion and support staff development and the egalitarian culture and openness of communication that are key strengths of the UL
The candidate’s curriculum vitae must clearly evidence:
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution and a second advanced degree
• A record of scholarship qualifying the candidate for appointment with tenure
• A record of significant contributions to the profession
• Minimum five years of successful administrative and managerial experience in academic libraries
• Demonstrated progressive responsibilities for planning, assessment, budget administration, fundraising, and development
• Record of working collaboratively with colleagues and constituents
• Strong commitment to diversity and multiculturalism
• Effective organizational management skills and successful supervisory experience
• Ability to think creatively in developing programs and services
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and public speaking experience
The successful candidate should also demonstrate:
• Earned doctorate.
• Experience with and knowledge of developments in information technology.
• Experience with and knowledge of developments in scholarly communication and their application to library services and information access.
• Experience with consortial agreements.
• Leadership in promoting and supporting unit and institutional change.
• Appreciation for and commitment to university and community partnerships.
Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials.
The Dean Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, complete CV, and list of 5-7 references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting Bowling Green State University. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to March 3, 2010.
Laurie C. Wilder, Senior Vice President and Managing Director
Porsha L. Williams, Principal
Parker Executive Search
Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2440
Atlanta, GA 30328
770-804-1996 ext: 111
Kent State University Libraries is proud to offer the Academic Librarian Diversity Internship, a program designed to introduce students from underrepresented backgrounds to careers in academic Librarianship.
The Academic Librarian Diversity Internship is a 12 month appointment with pay to work 20 hours per week within University Libraries at the Kent Campus.
The position will afford the student intern a variety of introductory experiences of a large research library. Mentoring and other professional development experiences will be available.
For more information and application guidelines, visit: http://www.library.kent.edu/diversity_internship.
Tammy Eschedor Voelker, MA, MLS
Associate Professor, University Libraries
Humanities Reference and Instruction Librarian
Kent State University
PO Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
The Wayne State Library and Information Science Program has a number of fully-online degree and certificate programs that might interest you, your employees, and your patrons. For these fully-online programs, the tuition and fees are the same regardless of geographic location. Online students pay the same rate as Michigan students!
We are the top-ranked ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program that caters solely to master’s students. Our program is well-known for training tech-savvy graduates prepared to work in diverse library and information science environments. In addition, our tuition costs are among the lowest nationwide.
Our fully-online programs include:
• Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS): applications for the Spring/Summer 2009 semester are now being accepted. All application materials must be received by February 15, 2009 to be considered.
• Graduate Certificate in Information Management for Librarians: this 15-hour (5 course) certificate focuses on the tools needed to use technology efficiently and effectively in gathering, storing, and disseminating information.
• Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management (RIM): this 15-hour (5 course) certificate provides professional education to individuals wishing to successfully manage records and information within public and private sector organizations.
Complete details about these programs are available on our website: www.lisp.wayne.edu. Any questions can be directed to our Academic Services Officer, Megen Rehahn, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free phone to 877.263.2665.
Thank you for helping to get the word out about these new online programs!
The Northeast Ohio Regional Library System (NEO-RLS) and the State Library of Ohio are pleased to announce plans for the ninth Library Leadership Ohio to be held in the summer of 2010. Building upon a decade of this nationally recognized program spearheaded by CAMLS and NEO-RLS, the State Library of Ohio is taking the lead role in Library Leadership Ohio.
Library Leadership Ohio is a biennial intensive, residential leadership education program. Graduates of the first eight classes have seen their visions manifested within their organizations. State Librarian Jo Budler served as a mentor for the past two Library Leadership Ohio programs. “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to lead this innovative program that has developed the talents of many leaders now serving Ohio’s libraries,” said Budler. “In the sprit of ongoing collaboration and appreciation for NEO-RLS’s successful 2008 program, we welcome their participation in the 2010.”
“The 2008 program that NEO-RLS led was extremely successful, however we recognize that leadership programs of this caliber in other states are normally coordinated by their state library,” noted NEO-RLS Executive Director Bill Martino. “We are confident that the State Library of Ohio will build upon this program’s success, and continue to broaden the diversification and participation of this nationally recognized program. “
The Medical Library Association offers a variety of scholarships and grants to assist qualified students in graduate library science programs and to enable practicing health sciences librarians to take advantage of opportunities for continuing professional development.
Downloadable applications and information are available on the MLA Website at http://www.mlanet.org/awards/grants/. For more information, contact the jury chair for the grant/scholarship you are interested in. The deadline for applications is December 1, except as noted. [posted on CAPHIS listserv]