Archive for April, 2014

Reminder – IAMSLIC grant proposals due April 25

Dear IAMSLIC members,

Just a reminder that grant proposals are due April 25, 2014.

Proposals will be accepted from:

  1. members not affiliated with a regional group for projects or travel support (expected amount $500 US)
  2. members seeking travel support from the Guin Fund to attend the annual IAMSLIC conference (expected total amount for all grant recipients $4000 US)

Before submitting your proposal, please review the guidelines and reporting requirements at:

http://www.iamslic.org/activities/grants

Since we would like to support several participants, we encourage you to apply for partial rather than full support. There will be other travel grant opportunities. IODE has graciously offered to support conference participation, and of course, we encourage you to check with your regional groups regarding the availability of travel funds.

Regards,

Sally Taylor, IAMSLIC President 2013-2014
sally.taylor@ubc.ca

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Job – Head Librarian, California Academy of Sciences

Reporting to the Chief of Science and Sustainability, the Head Librarian is responsible for strategic planning and management of the Academy Library, including its programs, staff and assets. The Head Librarian will participate and assist in Academy-wide programs of outreach and public engagement on issues of scientific research and literacy, and should be familiar with emerging technologies in library service, highly motivated with excellent interpersonal skills, and have the ability to work with a diverse patron group including scientists, visiting scholars, Academy staff, students, and potential donors. The Head Librarian will be responsible for management of library programs, staff, and budgets. 

http://calacademy.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=5DJj8

Joe Wible, Miller Library at Hopkins Marine Station

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Funders punish open-access dodgers

There is an article in Nature (April 10, 2014) about agencies such as NIH and Wellcome Trust who have moved from the carrot approach to the big stick approach to get scientists to comply with their policies of publishing the work they have funded in open-access journals.  They are starting withhold money from those who don’t follow the policy.

The article itself is open access and can be read at:

http://www.nature.com/news/funders-punish-open-access-dodgers-1.15007

Joe Wible, Miller Library at Hopkins Marine Station

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Mathematics & Statistics Librarian Position Open at Stanford University

Stanford University Libraries are looking for motivated information professional with a background in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics to join our team. Stanford Libraries are at the forefront of developing new models of librarianship that balance IT innovation with a strong dedication to library services for faculty and students. More information on the position is available at:

http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search

(Search for job number 61747.)  We anticipate filling the position in early September. If you are a person with ideas and drive, who is not content with the status quo, consider a career with Stanford Libraries.

Joe Wible, Miller Library at Hopkins Marine Station

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New independent ROI report on Special Libraries

Hi IAMSLIC’ers,

Some of you may be interested in a new independent report which says that “special libraries have been found to return $5.53 for every $1 invested – and that’s a conservative estimate of their real contribution”.

Based on Australian libraries and titled: Putting a value on “priceless” the report can be accessed from here https://alia.org.au/roispecials

Cheers!

Jo Ruxton
GBRMPA

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Congratulations to Stephen, our colleague from SEAFDEC, Philippines

Congratulations Stephen!

We are very proud to share that our IAMSLIC member STEPHEN ALAYON, from SEAFDEC, Philippines, http://www.seafdec.org.ph/ and now working with us as part of our 40th Conference Planning Committe, was chosen the winner of the SLA (Special Libraries Association) ASIAN LIBRARIAN AWARD 2014 sponsored by IEEE & Asian Chapter, and the award will be presented during the SLA Conf. June 2014 in Vancouver.

Guillermina Cosulich
“Forty Years of Sailing: Connecting Islands in a Digital World”

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Call for IAMSLIC grant proposals

Dear IAMSLIC members,

This is a call for grant proposals. The deadline is April 25, 2014.

Proposals will be accepted from:

  1. members not affiliated with a regional group for projects or travel support (expected amount $500 US)
  2. members seeking travel support from the Guin Fund to attend the annual IAMSLIC conference (expected total amount for all grant recipients $4000 US)

Before submitting your proposal, please review the guidelines and reporting requirements at:
http://www.iamslic.org/activities/grants

Since we would like to support several participants, we encourage you to apply for partial rather than full support. There will be other travel grant opportunities. IODE has graciously offered to support conference participation, and of course, we encourage you to check with your regional groups regarding the availability of travel funds.

Regards,

Sally Taylor, IAMSLIC President 2013-2014
sally.taylor@ubc.ca

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40th IAMSLIC Anniversary Conference Noumea- Short Survey

Help us improving the 40th IAMSLIC Conference organization, to be held in Noumea, New Caledonia, Sept. 14-18.

Please, click here to answer this very SHORT SURVEY.

Thank you very much on behalf of the Planning Committee.
Guillermina Cosulich

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IAMSLIC 2013 Conference Videos

For those IAMSLIC members who were unable to attend the 2013 conference or for those who would like to re-live it, I’m pleased to say that many of the presentations were recorded and are now available for your viewing pleasure.

To access the presentations:

  1. Please go to: http://nova.campusguides.com/iamslic2013conf
  2. Login using the same password you use for the members’ area of the IAMSLIC website.
  3. Click on the tab Presentation Videos.

Thank you to Nova Southeastern University for recording and to Jaime Goldman, our conference host for creating the webpage and embedding the videos.

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