Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Law Librarian I
Locations: Three Primary Locations (three positions available): Bridgeport, CT, New Haven, CT and Stamford, CT (May be required to work in other locations up to two days a week.)
The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking qualified individuals to perform professional to advanced library duties, which include providing legal reference and research guidance, instruction in database searching, and catalog and collection maintenance.
Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including: Classification systems; reference sources and techniques; acquisitions; cataloging and filing; bibliographic sources of information and library automation; knowledge of library administration principles and techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; computer skills; ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods and procedures.
Experience and Training: A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association.
Starting Salary $66,502, plus benefits.
See job posting and the link to full Law Librarian I job description:
Applications must be received by September 7, 2021. Applications should be submitted through the on-line application site at: www.jud.ct.gov/hronline/. Paper applications will not be accepted. Please select the location(s) you wish to work.
Please reference posting number 21-1000-147 and indicate location(s) of interest.
NELA offers an annual conference scholarship, and we strive to award one to an applicant from each of the six New England states. We are looking for more applications from Maine and Rhode Island to help us represent the entire region of New England.
Applicants can choose to attend BOTH the virtual AND in-person events OR choose to attend the virtual OR in-person event (depending on the applicant's comfort level). Applicants do not have to be NELA members to apply.
The scholarship does NOT include a ticket to the virtual Electronic Resources Seminar. Scholarship recipients have the option to add this on at their own expense.
Deadline is Thursday, August 26th. Maine and Rhode Island applicants will be notified on Friday, August 27th.
The American Library Association (ALA) is still accepting applications for the 2022 class of Emerging Leaders (EL). Details on the program criteria can be found on the Emerging Leaders web page. The deadline to apply is August 30, 2021. Apply now.
The ALA EL program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country and Canada to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations.
An ALA division, round table, ethnic association affiliate, state chapter or school library media association affiliate will sponsor approximately two-thirds of the selected applicants. Each sponsor will contribute a minimum of $1,000 toward expenses of attending the ALA LibLearnX and Annual Conferences ($500 for each conference). Sponsorship is not required for participation in the program. A list of sponsoring units is included as part of the online application.For more information, visit the Emerging Leaders web page or contact the EL program manager at email@example.com.
Monday, August 16, 2021
Cornucopia of Rhode Island’s Annual Fall Mini-Conference will be held virtually on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 2:00 to 4:00pm:
- 2:00pm - Panel Discussion: Building Strong Communities - How We Can Better Serve Families with Individuals with Special Needs
- 3:00pm - Peter Fay: Jamestown Mariners of Color: From Bondage to Boat Steerer
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Cornucopia of Rhode Island founder Ida D. McGhee awarded the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) Library Advocacy Award
to Cornucopia of Rhode Island founder Ida D. McGhee who was awarded the
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) Library
Advocacy Award at the 11th National Conference of African American
Ida has tirelessly dedicated her life’s work to advocating for Black and people of color in librarianship in southern New England through active membership in the Connecticut affiliate of BCALA and as a founder of the Cornucopia of Rhode Island, a library community of color.
She strives to network with a broader community to help make the library profession visible, with an emphasis on addressing the issue of bringing multi-culturalism to the forefront and encouraging people of color to consider librarianship as a profession.