ARL Library Management Skills II: the Organization is coming to Penn State

Penn State is excited to announce that the ARL Library Management Skills II: the Organization is coming to State College, PA, and they invite you to join them for this unique and valuable leadership development experience.

The Management Skills Institute II: The Organization, offered by the ARL Academy in partnership with DeEtta Jones and Associates, and co-hosted by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, will take place December 4-6, 2018, in the Pattee and Paterno Library. The three-day workshop is for supervisors, department heads, coordinators, team and project leaders, and change agents. This learning experience is designed using Peter Senge's renowned Learning Organization as the framework and participants will be introduced to each of the five disciplines. Participants will learn through case studies, personal reflection, practical application tools, and group discussions.

Workshop Objectives

Participants will:

  •  Have a sophisticated understanding of organizational learning and how the associated practices positively impact inclusion, organizational health, positioning, and growth.
  • Practice engaging colleagues in processes that clarify vision and create momentum.
  • Have practical tools for engaging change in their organizations.
  • Have tools for differently approaching long-standing problems.
  • Increase empathy related to different roles in the organization, and act as a bridge across stakeholder groups.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.arl.org/events/upcoming-events/event/286#.W7ORtBNKiA9.

Please share this opportunity with any colleagues you feel would benefit.



Position Openings (7) at the University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh seeks applicants for seven important positions in the University Library System. Details on each position are included in their individual links listed below:

The ULS has recently enacted a major organizational realignment and is currently aggressively hiring in many areas of strategic priority, including research support, digital scholarship and creation, entrepreneurship and innovation, as we are repositioning our services to respond to and anticipate changes in research, teaching, and learning. We are also in the midst of a top-to-bottom renovation of Hillman Library, the central library of the University of Pittsburgh campus, which saw 1.9 million visitors in FY17.  The reinvented Hillman (http://library.pitt.edu/hillmanreinvention) will be a light-filled home to spaces, from vibrant to serene, for digital making and exploration, showcasing unique collections, advancing academic study, and fostering energetic, collaborative exchange.

This is an exciting time to join the Pitt library system and contribute to envisioning the library of the future!


Announcing CCAHA’s Philadelphia Stewardship Program

CCAHA’s Philadelphia Stewardship Program is designed to assist non-profit collecting institutions in achieving their preservation and conservation goals for their collections.  Working with CCAHA staff, participating institutions learn about the preservation needs of their collections and buildings and develop long-range plans for addressing those needs.  Institutions also have the opportunity to obtain assistance with emergency planning efforts or get support in updating, creating, or refining essential policy documents. 

The program is open to non-profit institutions within Philadelphia, Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery Counties.  Participants are selected via a competitive application process.  Limited spaces are available.  Click HERE for more information.  Applications are due May 15, 2018. 

Questions???  Contact CCAHA’s Preservation Services Office at 215.545.0613 or at pso@ccaha.org.


Position Opening -- Tri-State College Library Cooperative Coordinator

Location: Rosemont, PA

The Tri-State College Library Cooperative (TCLC) seeks a Coordinator to support the activities and functioning of this vital organization of 38 academic libraries located within 50 miles of City Hall, Philadelphia, PA.

The Coordinator of TCLC serves as the chief operating and administrative officer of the Cooperative, and together with the TCLC Finance Committee, is responsible for its financial, business and program administration. The Coordinator reports to the President, as well as the Board of Directors, which is comprised of the Library Directors of the member colleges and universities of the Cooperative. The Coordinator is an ex-officio member of all committees, articulates the value of TCLC, and represents the Cooperative to key constituencies. This is a part-time, 12 month, 25 hours per week position. The successful applicant will begin on July 2, 2018.


Send a cover letter, your resume/CV, and the names and contact information of three references, to be contacted for the final applicants, to office@tclclibs.org, by May 9, 2018.


Welcome, James Robinson - PALCI's New Member Services Coordinator!

We're thrilled to welcome James Robinson, PALCI's newest team member and Member Services Coordinator, effective March 6th!

James RobinsonJames Robinson comes to PALCI from Temple University with a great amount of experience with PALCI programs, having overseen Temple's E-ZBorrow service for the past three years. At Temple, he analyzed their E-ZBorrow service and led the team's significant improvements to system workflows. Some of you may remember James' lightning round presentation, Turning Around Turnarounds: Using Data & Collaboration to Destroy and Rebuild Workflows at the E-ZBorrow Practitioners Meeting last July.

James studied philosophy and math at Ball State University (Muncie, IN), and he is currently working towards his MLIS from San Jose State University. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and their two dogs. In his free time, James enjoys collecting board games, trying new restaurants and food, and watching as much European football as possible.

In his new role, James will work with PALCI Members to support all PALCI programs and services. He's looking forward to working with you, and we know he'll be a great asset to our PALCI Community. Please join us in welcoming James (james@palci.org) to PALCI!


Learn about Becoming a PA Digital Contributor on March 1st!

Are you or your institution interested in learning more about how to participate in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)? If so, please join us for our orientation session for the PA Digital, the DPLA service hub for Pennsylvania. Currently we have helped over 50 Pennsylvania institutions contribute over 240,000 pieces of content to the DPLA. We would love to help you become part of this growing effort.

We will review the basics for participation including an overview of the onboarding process. A current participating institution representative will be on hand to talk about their experience contributing data to PA Digital. The PA Digital Metadata Team and project managers will also be there to answer your questions.

PA Digital: A welcome and orientation session to the Pennsylvania DPLA hub.

Date: March 1, 2018

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Please register for the webinar by clicking here.