LOEX Currents
March 25, 2009

[announcements] [professional development] [job notices] [readings] [facts and figures]



***2009 LOEX Conference*** will be held in Albuquerque, NM on April 30 - May 2, 2009.
- The conference program is posted here.
- Registration is currently closed and we are no longer taking people on the wait list. Updates for people already on the wait list will happen by the end of the month.
- Information about the LOEX Encore virtual sessions, which occur after the conference in NM, will be released within the next three weeks.

LOEX 2010 will be in Dearborn, Michigan, April 29 - May 1, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn. More information and a conference website will be forthcoming after LOEX 2009.

LILAC 2009 (Librarians' Information Literacy Annual Conference) will be held in Cardiff, Wales, March 30-April 1, 2009.

CCLI Annual Spring Workshop will be held May 8, 2009 at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA. Registration is now open.

WILU 2009 will be held May 25-27, 2009 at Concordia University in Montreal, Québec. Reflections. Registration for WILU 2009 opened on March 17, 2009.

American Library Association's Annual Meeting will be held on July 9-15, 2009 in Chicago, IL. Registration is now open.

75th IFLA General Conference and Council will be held in Milan, Italy, August 23-27, 2009. Libraries Create Futures: Building on Cultural Heritage.

9th Annual Augustana Information Literacy in Academic Libraries Workshop will be held December 3, 2009 in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. New Foundations: Building an inquiry-based information literacy agenda.


Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features, an online seminar, will be April 6 - May 2, 2009. Registration is open. ACRL member: $135, ALA member: $175.

Copyright and the Library Part 2: Library, Classroom and Other Issues Including the DMCA (Sections 512 and 1201), an online seminar, will be April 6 - 24, 2009. Registration is open. ACRL member: $135, ALA member: $175.

The Information Literacy Committee of the Science and Technology Section (STS) of ACRL invites you to review and contribute to its new Science Information Literacy wiki.

Call for Poster Sessions: "Bringing the Immersion Program Back Home. The ACRL Immersion Alumni Program Planning Working Group is looking for individuals or groups who have participated in the Information Literacy Immersion Program to submit an application for a poster session at ALA Annual in Chicago. The deadline for submission is April 13, 2009.


Professional Development

Call for papers and book reviews: LOEX Quarterly
Reach out to the LOEX membership and share your instruction ideas and innovations. The focus is on substantive, but practical articles, so do not miss an opportunity to share with others your interesting programs, experiences, ideas or insights. Submissions are relatively short: between 700-1500 words. Email loex@emich.edu if you have any questions. Deadline for the Spring issue: March 30, 2009.

Call for Papers: Theme issue - Communications in Information Literacy (CIL) is publishing a theme issue on the topic of assessment. Deadline for submission: Friday, May 1, 2009 and the publication date is October 2009. More details of the announcement can be found here.

Call for Proposals - National Diversity in Libraries Conference. NDLC2010: From Groundwork to Action,” will take place from July 14-16, 2010 in Princeton, NJ. Conference presentations are sought in all areas of diversity, including instructional design, community spaces/learning spaces and outreach.



Job Notices

New this month:

CA (Los Angeles) - University of Southern California - Head, Education & Social Work Library Services - Apply by April 17, 2009.

CA (Pomona) - Cal Poly Pomona - Dean of the University Library - First consideration will be given to completed application packages received no later than May 7, 2009.

CA (San Luis Obispo) - Cal Poly - Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Librarian - Review of applications will begin April 6, 2009.

CA (Turlock) - California State University, Stanislaus - Instructional Designer - Screening of applications to begin March 30, 2009.

IL (Lisle) - Benedictine University - Instruction and Science Reference Librarian - Open Until Filled.

IL (River Forest) - Dominican University - Instruction Coordinator - Apply by March 31, 2009.

MD (Baltimore) - University of Baltimore - Instruction/Reference Librarian - Apply by April 17, 2009.

MD (Towson) - Towson University - Research & Instruction Librarian - Communications - Open Until Filled.

MI (Big Rapids) - Ferris State University - Dean of the Library - First consideration will be given to applications received by March 16, 2009; Open until filled.

MI (Bloomfield Hills) - Oakland Community College - Coordinator, Library Electronic Resources - Apply by April 10, 2009.

MI (Mt. Pleasant) - Central Michigan University - Library Associate Dean - Review of applications begins April 3, 2009.

ND (Grand Forks) - University of North Dakota - Assistant Director & Collection Development Librarian - Applications received by March 31, 2009, will receive first consideration.

NY (Selden) - Suffolk County Community College - Campus Head Librarian (Associate Dean) - Open Until Filled.

ON (London) - University of Western Ontario - Research and Instructional Librarian - Apply by March 29, 2009.

PA (Fayette) - Penn State Fayette - Reference and Instruction Librarian - Application deadline is March 31, 2009.

PA (Harrisburg) - Dauphin County Library System - Public Services Trainer - Open Until Filled.

SC (Charleston) - Charleston Southern University - Reference and Instruction Librarian - Open Until Filled.

TN (Madisonville) - Hiwassee College - Instructional Services Librarian - Open Until Filled.

TX (Nacogdoches) - Stephen F. Austin State University - Head of Research and Instructional Services - Open Until Filled.

TX (Weatherford) - Weatherford College - Assistant Director - Open Until Filled.

UAE (Abu Dhabi) - Zayed University - Coordinator, Learning Enhancement Center - Open Until Filled.

VA (Richmond) - Virginia Union University - Theological Librarian - Open Until Filled.

WI (Platteville) - University of Wisconsin-Platteville - Library Director - Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2009.



AL (Tuscaloosa) - The University of Alabama - Reference Librarian - Applications received by March 23, 2009 are assured of receiving full consideration.

CA (Arcata) - Humboldt State University - Instructional Services Librarian - First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than March 2, 2009.

CA (Irvine) - University of California, Irvine School of Law - Associate Law Librarian for Public Services - Applications received by February 9, 2009 will receive first consideration.

CA (Valencia) - California Institute of the Arts - Coordinator of Reference, Outreach and Instruction - Review of applications will begin March 9, 2009.

DC (Washington) - The Catholic University of America - Coordinator of Science Libraries - Application review will continue until the position is filled.

FL (Gainesville) - University of Florida - College of Nursing Librarian - Open until filled.

IA (Waverly) - Wartburg College - College Librarian and Director - Screening will begin February 1; Open until filled.

IL (Chicago) - Loyola University Chicago - Reference & Electronic Resources Librarian - Open until filled.

KS (Lawrence) - University of Kansas - Head of the Kenneth Spencer Research Library - Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2009; Open until filled.

MA (Amherst) - University of Massachusetts Amherst - Associate Director for Research and Learning Services - Preference will be given to applications received by February 6, 2009.

MI (Big Rapids) - Ferris State University - Dean of the Library - First consideration will be given to applications received by March 16, 2009.

MI (Lansing) - Michigan State University - Pan-Asian Studies Librarian - Applications received prior to February 13, 2009 will receive priority consideration.

MI (Rochester) - Oakland University William Beaumont Medical School Library - Founding Library Director - Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2009; Open until filled.

MN (Moor) - Concordia College - Chair of Library Instruction - Applications will be accepted until March 2, 2009, or until the position is filled.

NC (Charlotte) - University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Business Librarian - Review of applications will begin immediately.

NC (Greensboro) - University of North Carolina at Greensboro - First Year Instruction Coordinator and Reference Librarian - Preference will be given to those applications received before March 20, 2009.

NH (Manchester) - Southern New Hampshire University - Reference & Periodicals Librarian - Open until filled.

PA (Gettysburg) - Gettysburg College - Reference & Web Services Librarian - Applications received by March 20, 2009 will receive the fullest consideration.

SC (Central) - Southern Wesleyan University - Assistant Director of Library Services - Open until filled.

TN (Harrogate) - Lincoln Memorial University - Medical and Allied Health Librarian - Review of applications will begin immediately.

VT (Northfield) - Norwich University - Distance Learning Librarian - Review of applications will begin on Feb 2, 2009; Open until filled.

WA (Lakewood) - Pierce College - Reference / Instruction Librarian - Submit applications by March 27, 2009.

WI (Milwaukee) - Marquette University - Raynor Memorial Libraries Residency Program - Apply by April 15, 2009.

WI (Milwaukee) - Marquette University - E-Learning & Instruction Librarian - For full consideration, submit application online by May 15, 2009.



Jane A. Carlin and Cindy B. Damschroder (March 2009). Beautiful and useful: The book as a learning object. C&RL News, 70 (3).

EDUCAUSE Librarian (2008, November). 7 Things You Should Know About Flip Camcorders. EDUCAUSE Connect. Retrieved from http://connect.educause.edu/ on March 5, 2009.

Brian Selter (March 1, 2009). Copyright Challenge for Sites That Excerpt. New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com on March 2, 2009.

The Economist (February 26, 2009). Primates on Facebook. The Economist. Retrieved from http://www.economist.com on March 2, 2009.

Nicholas D. Kristof (March 18, 2009). The Daily Me. New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com on March 18, 2009.

Michael V. Copeland (March 3, 2009). The end of paper?. Fortune. Retrieved from http://www.fortune.org/ on March 5, 2009.

Charles J. Abaté (March/April, 2009). You Say Multitasking Like It's a Good Thing. NEA Today. Retrieved from http://www.nea.org/ on March 9, 2009.


Facts and Figures

More than 9 in 10 community colleges report enrollment has increased from a year ago, with most saying it is up by 5 percent or more; on the flip side, almost 6 in 10 report budget cuts at their institutions.
League for Innovation/Campus Computing Project, Retrieved from http://www.campuscomputing.net/ on March 20, 2009.

Hulu grew 33% in February and now is the fourth biggest video streamer in the U.S. (Google, i.e., YouTube is still far and away #1).
comScore, Retrieved from http://newteevee.com/ on March 23, 2009.

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