Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Librarian Part-Time – Pawtucket Public Library

The Pawtucket Public Library is looking for a part-time Librarian who has a strong service oriented philosophy to work in a busy public library that serves a multi-ethnic community. The Librarian will work in the Adult Services department answering reference questions and overseeing the Library’s digital services.

Minimum Requirements: A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution. Successful candidate must have knowledge of current technological applications for information access and ability to utilize these resources with a high degree of accuracy and proficiency. Library will consider graduate student who is within six months of graduation.
Salary Range: $31.03 -$33.60 per hour in three stepsBenefits: vacation, sick leave and city holidaysHours: 19 hours per week, Monday and Wednesday 3 pm to 9 pm and alternate Friday/Saturday 9 am to 5 pm.
Application period: January 17, 2022 – until position is filled
Please send a copy of your resume and contact information for three professional references to Susan Reed sreed@pawtucketlibrary.org

Monday, January 30, 2023

South Windsor Public Library - Position Available


Library Assistant IV – Circulation Supervisor – South Windsor Public Library seeks a knowledgeable leader to coordinate all aspects of circulation services. The successful candidate will be responsible for training and leading staff ranging from volunteers and students to adult circulation workers in the Adult and Children’s/YA areas; will work directly with patrons at our busy circulation desk; will handle complex circulation problems and ongoing updating of policies and procedures; will actively represent the Library in professional and community settings. The Circulation Supervisor must demonstrate comprehensive planning skills and an ability to treat co-workers and the public with empathy.

Full-time schedule (35 hours/week) includes evenings and Saturdays year-round. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ experience working in a public library circulation department. MLS students and L.T.A.s with significant related experience will be considered. Experience with Sierra ILS preferred; excellent customer service skills a must. $53,190 minimum to start with full municipal benefits package.

EOE/ADA compliant. Please submit resume and letter of application: swplapps@libraryconnection.info Deadline: February 15, 2023.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Apply for REFORMA Dia Mini Grant Program

Now accepting applications for the Día Mini Grant Program. 


El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día [dia.ala.org], is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. REFORMA is proud to be a founding partner [reforma.org] of Día.REFORMA will award up to 5 mini-grants of $300 to support a Día program that celebrates Latino culture.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Essays Sought for 2023 Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

Submissions are being accepted for the 2023 Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize.  This prize is awarded annually by the Progressive Librarians Guild for the best library / information science graduate student essay about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship.  Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.

Updated details are available here:

Voices for Information Equity

Please join us for this year’s Voices for Information Equity webinar series with the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS). Please see information below to register for upcoming webinars.

Illustrating Voices of Power and Resistance in "Tien Fu Wu Freedom Warrior"

Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST

Virtual Event: Zoom 


Local artist Dawn Wing will read from her non-fiction graphic narrative Tien Fu Wu: Freedom Warrior and discuss the research and process of creating it. Tien Fu Wu was a survivor of human trafficking who became a community advocate and translator for justice during the Chinese Exclusion Act era in the early 20th century.

The first 20 attendees to register and opt-in with their address will receive the book Tien Fu Wu: Freedom Warrior by mail.

Dawn K. Wing is a Chinese American multi-disciplinary artist/librarian. She earned her B.A. in Studio Arts and Art History at Wellesley College, and MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dawn is now an Associate Professor in Library and Information Services at Metro State University.

RUSA Major Awards and Grants

RUSA’s Achievement Awards and Grants Committee continues to seek nominations for three awards and applications for two grants (see descriptions below). If you know of an individual or library that has made a significant contribution to reference or library services for adults, please consider nominating them for one or more of the awards. And if you have a proposal for a new service or program to support individuals living with dementia or an idea for a research project to better connect people to resources, information services, or collections, please consider applying for one of the grants. 

The deadline for nominations for awards and applications for grants is February 17th, 2023.

RUSA Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services sponsored by Data Axle Reference Solutions

A citation and $1,500 monetary award presented to a library or library system for developing an imaginative and unique resource to meet patrons' reference needs presented to a library or library system for developing an imaginative and unique resource to meet patrons' reference needs.

More information... [ala.informz.net]

RUSA Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award sponsored by EBSCO

Presents a $5,000 monetary prize and a citation to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to reference librarianship.

More information ... [ala.informz.net]

RUSA Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award sponsored by NoveList

$1,250 and a citation presented to a librarian who has made significant contributions to library adult services.

More information... [ala.informz.net]

RUSA Stephen T. Riedner Grant for Life Enhancing Library Programs for People Living with Dementia

Stephen T. Riedner Grant for Life Enhancing Library Programs for People Living with Dementia presents two grants of $2,500 each and a citation to two libraries to support the creation of new services and/or new programming to directly serve those living with dementia

More information… [ala.informz.net]

RUSA Gail Schlachter Memorial Research Grant

Awarded annually in the amount of $5,000 to financially support an individual or collaborative group conducting research into reference or user services whose research projects aim to better understand or answer key questions related to connecting people to resources, information services, and collections.

More information… [ala.informz.net]

If you have any questions about the awards, grants, or the nomination or application process, please contact the committee’s chair, Jason Coleman, coleman@ksu.edu.

ALA Scholarships for Library Science Degree

ALA has more than $300,000 available to students in library science or school library media programs at the master's degree level. You can get your application in early. The deadline to apply is March 1. Apply at: https://www.ala.org/.../09/scholarship-application-now-open