Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Group Information Meetings - UCLA MLIS Program

The UCLA Department of Information Studies encourages applicants and prospective MLIS applicants to attend Group Information Meetings. At each meeting, the IS Student Affairs Officer will present an overview of the program and then respond to questions regarding MLIS degree requirements, program structure, the library/information science profession, and the admissions process.
Schedule and location information: http://is.gseis.ucla.edu/admissions/infomtg.htm
Please contact the Student Affairs Officer to indicate which information session you plan on attending by phone (310) 825-5269 or by e-mail at abler@gseis.ucla.edu to indicate which meeting you plan to attend.
All meetings will be held in the GSE&IS building on the north side of the UCLA campus (see address below) -- directions and map.
ABSOLUTE application DEADLINE: November 30, 2010. All items must be received or postmarked by that date.

A golden apple and a pink slip

Congratulations to PCC Library Technology Certificate Program alumni and Alhambra High School library technician Terry Cannon who is Alhambra High's employee of the year and a popular library worker.
Unfortunately he now finds himself unemployed along with the other District library technicians in Alhambra and other area school districts.

Read the June 23, 2010 Los Angeles Times article by Steve Lopez

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Haunted Love Librarian Video

There are those people on mission. I'd say the ladies in this video are more a reflection of days gone by but I kinda liked how it ended.

From the band, Haunted Love comes this 2006 music video on trouble in the stacks.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

More Library Whimsy - Librarians Do Gaga

Catalogers have got the beat. Yes, Lady Gaga influence has hit the reference zone. This is a bit of fun from the University of Washington's Information School.

Sarah Watcher has got the skivvy on how the video came together. You can also get the lyrics to the song on her blog. Sarah will be getting her masters in library and information science in June of 2010.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

IPL2 - Video Outreach and Services

Back in the day long before I entered the Library Technology program I knew about the Internet Public Library. It was a place to check out if they had a source or two. As the resources on the Internet have change so has the Internet Public Library.

The site has merged with Librarians Internet Index and is now a shared resource partnership among a number of library schools joining in a consortium. Now known as IPL2, it continues to have vetted lists of viable resources.

This means more goodies and zero spam. It is also another way to contact a librarian for questions and research assistance.

The special collections pages target specific areas of interest such as U.S. state information, podcasting, Deaf and hard of hearing resources and more.

Before you Ask.com, Bing or Google take a moment to review IPL2 resources which still use the legacy web address www.ipl.org

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Part Time Library Clerk Position at CalTech (Pasadena)


There is a part-time Library Clerk Position open at CalTech (California Technical Institute) in Pasadena (very near PCC). It's not a Library Tech position, but it could be a foot in the door!

Here is the link:


The application deadline is June 15th so Good luck!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

CLA Scholarship Available: Reference Service Press Fellowship

Are you a college senior or college graduate who has been accepted into an ALA-accredited Master of Library Science program? Or, have you just started to pursue your MLS?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, and are interested in pursuing a career in reference or information service librarianship, you are encouraged to apply for the CLA Reference Service Press Fellowship, which awards $3,000 to incoming and beginning MLS students (those who have completed 9 credits or less in their programs).

To apply, please visit the CLA website at www.cla-net.org/awards/rspf.php and turn in your application no later than June 30, 2010. The funding for this fellowship is provided by Reference Service Press, a California-based publishing company. The program is administered by the California Library Association, an association of individuals and institutions devoted to the development of library service for all California residents.