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I'd like to come, but first can you tell me about any costs?
 
 
Thanks
 
 
Francine Joy Allen
 
Youth Services Librarian
 
Melvindale Public Library
 
 
 
Newbie Librarian unConference
 
Newbie Librarian unConference
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***Thanks to all of you who attended this event.  It was a great success.  Please continue the discussion at http://newlibrarianunconference.wetpaint.com/.
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Friday, June 13, 2008  
 
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2:30-3:30 - Panel Discussion - New Librarians, New Trends, and the Future of the Profession<br>
 
2:30-3:30 - Panel Discussion - New Librarians, New Trends, and the Future of the Profession<br>
 
3:30-4:00 – Share, Discuss, Synthesize, Say Goodbye<br>
 
3:30-4:00 – Share, Discuss, Synthesize, Say Goodbye<br>
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'''Morning Sessions''':<br>
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''Here is a rough description of what is happening this morning - Christine is typing from memory, so it might not be super accurate.''<br>
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<br>
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Southfield Room - Managing Up and Creative Fundraising<br>
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Conference Room - Trends in Librarianship<br>
 +
Auditorium - Technology Trends<br>
 +
Please Note - Start Lunch at 11:40ish please, not 11:30.<br>
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Afternoon sessions to be determined after lunch.
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Panel Members Include: <br>
 
Panel Members Include: <br>
David Carter (Engineering Librarian, Architecture and Engineering Library, University of Michigan)<br>
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David Carter (Engineering Librarian; [http://www.lib.umich.edu/aael/ Art, Architecture and Engineering Library]; University of Michigan) (Dave's new video game blog: [http://libgames.blogspot.com/ Eaten by a Grue])<br>
 
Holly Hibner (Adult Reference Librarian, Salem-South Lyon District Library and 2007 Recipient of the Loleta D. Fyan Award for imaginative, creative service)<br>
 
Holly Hibner (Adult Reference Librarian, Salem-South Lyon District Library and 2007 Recipient of the Loleta D. Fyan Award for imaginative, creative service)<br>
 
Kelly Ireland (Outreach Librarian, Southfield Public Library)<br>
 
Kelly Ireland (Outreach Librarian, Southfield Public Library)<br>
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[http://www-personal.umich.edu/~superman/blogimages/newbie-unconference-panel.mp3 MP3 audio of panel] (80MB)
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Required Items to Bring: ideas, questions, comments, concerns, and your sweet, charming self (yes, we're talking to you)<br>
 
Required Items to Bring: ideas, questions, comments, concerns, and your sweet, charming self (yes, we're talking to you)<br>
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== I plan or hope to attend! ==
 
== I plan or hope to attend! ==
'''To sign up, please create a wiki log-in and in the "edit" mode, add your name!'''<br>
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'''To sign up, please create a wiki log-in and in the "edit" mode, add your name!'''<br>Susan Cain, recent graduate from SI at UM<br>
 
Joshua Barton, MSU Libraries<br>
 
Joshua Barton, MSU Libraries<br>
[http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/8339802@N02/2366240851/ Karl Ericson], MLIS, Lansing Community College Library<br>
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[http://www.flickr.com/photos/8339802@N02/2366240851/ Karl Ericson], MLIS, Lansing Community College Library<br>
 
Richelle Pelton, MLIS WSU<br>
 
Richelle Pelton, MLIS WSU<br>
[http://umich.edu/~juliepia Julie Piacentine]<br>
 
 
[http://umich.edu/~cmaureen Maureen Callahan, recent graduate from SI at UM]<br>
 
[http://umich.edu/~cmaureen Maureen Callahan, recent graduate from SI at UM]<br>
 
[http://digital.lib.msu.edu/ Elizabeth J. Bollinger, MSU Libraries] <br>
 
[http://digital.lib.msu.edu/ Elizabeth J. Bollinger, MSU Libraries] <br>
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[http://arabamericanmuseum.org/ Tara L.S. Fritzler, Arab American National Museum] <br>
 
[http://arabamericanmuseum.org/ Tara L.S. Fritzler, Arab American National Museum] <br>
 
Liz Conger, LISP Student at WSU and Library Intern<br>
 
Liz Conger, LISP Student at WSU and Library Intern<br>
Sarah Stopera, LISP Student @ WSU (former SPL Technology Intern)<br>
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Sarah Stopera, LISP Student @ WSU<br>
 
Jessica Walker, MLIS, WSU<br>
 
Jessica Walker, MLIS, WSU<br>
 
Anne Johns, LISP Student, WSU<br>
 
Anne Johns, LISP Student, WSU<br>
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Richard Patrick Sanders, MLS, WSU<br>
 
Richard Patrick Sanders, MLS, WSU<br>
 
Lindsay Payne, LISP Student at WSU and Library Aide<br>
 
Lindsay Payne, LISP Student at WSU and Library Aide<br>
Beth M. Johns, MLIS, Saginaw Valley State University<br>
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Beth M. Johns, MLIS, Electronic Resources & Reference Librarian, Zahnow Library, Saginaw Valley State University<br>
 
Karen S. Walker, SOIS transfer student from WSU to UWM-Milwaukee Distance Ed. Program and Director of the Alanson Area Public Library<br>
 
Karen S. Walker, SOIS transfer student from WSU to UWM-Milwaukee Distance Ed. Program and Director of the Alanson Area Public Library<br>
 
Katie Greer, Reference Librarian, Ave Maria School of Law <br>
 
Katie Greer, Reference Librarian, Ave Maria School of Law <br>
 
Kim Lott, LISP Student, WSU<br>
 
Kim Lott, LISP Student, WSU<br>
 
Lauren Henderson, Technology Center Librarian at Troy Public Library<br>
 
Lauren Henderson, Technology Center Librarian at Troy Public Library<br>
Ron Padot, LISP Student @ WSU, Library Tech.<br>
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Ron Padot, LISP Student @ WSU, Library Tech. at VA Medical Center, Detroit<br>
 
Dawn King, April 08 UM grad, MLS. <br>
 
Dawn King, April 08 UM grad, MLS. <br>
 
Vanessa Peters, Teen Services Librarian, Wixom Public Library<br>
 
Vanessa Peters, Teen Services Librarian, Wixom Public Library<br>
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Laura Taylor, MLIS, Macomb Community College<br>
 
Laura Taylor, MLIS, Macomb Community College<br>
 
John M Lindenmuth, MLIS w/Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration, WSU, 2007  [http://www.jgttl.blogspot.com]<br>
 
John M Lindenmuth, MLIS w/Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration, WSU, 2007  [http://www.jgttl.blogspot.com]<br>
Dominique Lowell, LISP student @WSU<br>
 
 
Kathy Rogers JD MLIS<br>
 
Kathy Rogers JD MLIS<br>
 
Alexis Zirpoli, UM/SI student in LIS<br>
 
Alexis Zirpoli, UM/SI student in LIS<br>
 
David DeKorte, Reference/Research Librarian, University of Houston Law Center<br>
 
David DeKorte, Reference/Research Librarian, University of Houston Law Center<br>
Heidi Hansen, Wayne State Library and Information Science Student
 
 
Dana Thomson, Reference Librarian, Bloomfield Township Public Library<br>
 
Dana Thomson, Reference Librarian, Bloomfield Township Public Library<br>
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Judy Franklin, Teen Librarian, Troy Public Library<br>
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Lesley Brown, Michigan State University Libraries<br>
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Erin Gong, recent MSI from SI at UM<br>
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John Robertson, Technology Center Librarian, Troy Public Library<br>
  
 
== I wish I could be there! ==
 
== I wish I could be there! ==
 +
Dominique Lowell, WSU LISP student
  
 
== Session Ideas ==
 
== Session Ideas ==
 +
'''Synergy:'''
 +
----
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(syn-ergo, συνεργός meaning working together, circa 1660) refers to the phenomenon in which two or more discrete influences or agents acting together create an effect greater than that predicted by knowing only the separate effects of the individual agents.
 +
 +
''Anecdote:  Public Librarian calls University Library for reference question that required the pulling of a book for verification of a quote.  The U Librarian refused.''
 +
 +
'''
 +
ALA RUSA guidelines for reference behavior'''
 +
 +
http://www.ala.org/ala/rusa/protools/referenceguide/guidelinesbehavioral.cfm
 +
 +
Monitored Referral: following up on a user’s information needs across departments and even across institutions
 +
 +
 +
'''Helping across departments.'''
 +
----
 +
 +
'''Systems and Services working together.'''
 +
*Sharing the knowledge
 +
*Demystifying technology:
 +
*Informal knowledge sharing
 +
**take a co-worker to lunch
 +
**job shadowing
 +
*Formalized
 +
**training sessions
 +
**socialization, food
 +
 +
 +
 +
----
 +
 +
'''Seeing the library as holistic organism'''
 +
 +
*Drop the "titles and job descriptions"/but exploit the “talent-pool” to the benefit of all.
 +
*Working with union or bureaucracy, understand the challenges
 +
*Continuing education tied to CEC, Accreditation?
 +
 +
 +
----
 +
 +
'''Management Vehicles'''
 +
 +
*Demonstrated Behavior from Management
 +
*Create opportunities for synergy to happen
 +
*Remembering to give kudos for those who extend the behavior we want
 +
*External incentives until internal motivation takes over
 +
*Think global but act local
 +
*Exhibit acceptance of employees being creative beyond their dept.
 +
*Commit to continuing education
 +
 +
''Not everyone inherently understands and exhibits good customer service behavior or is comfortable working outside the box, compassionately encourage and instruct.''
 +
 +
 +
 +
----
 +
'''Customer Service Skills'''
 +
 +
*Overcome “not my job”: what is at the heart of this  Overcoming the pigeonholes of our experience and education
 +
*Service during the rush: Triage
 +
*Beyond policy: “The trend of one”
 +
*Projecting the right persona
 +
*Multitasking effectively
  
 
== blogs on Newbie UnConference ==
 
== blogs on Newbie UnConference ==
 +
 +
 +
 +
== Synergy: ==
 +
 +
(syn-ergo, συνεργός meaning working together, circa 1660) refers to the phenomenon in which two or more discrete influences or agents acting together create an effect greater than that predicted by knowing only the separate effects of the individual agents.
 +
 +
''Anecdote:  Public Librarian calls University Library for reference question that required the pulling of a book for verification of a quote.  The U Librarian refused.''
 +
 +
'''
 +
ALA RUSA guidelines for reference behavior'''
 +
 +
http://www.ala.org/ala/rusa/protools/referenceguide/guidelinesbehavioral.cfm
 +
 +
Monitored Referral: following up on a user’s information needs across departments and even across institutions
 +
 +
 +
'''Helping across departments.'''
 +
----
 +
 +
'''Systems and Services working together.'''
 +
*Sharing the knowledge
 +
*Demystifying technology:
 +
*Informal knowledge sharing
 +
**take a co-worker to lunch
 +
**job shadowing
 +
*Formalized
 +
**training sessions
 +
**socialization, food
 +
 +
 +
 +
----
 +
 +
'''Seeing the library as holistic organism'''
 +
 +
*Drop the "titles and job descriptions"/but exploit the “talent-pool” to the benefit of all.
 +
*Working with union or bureaucracy, understand the challenges
 +
*Continuing education tied to CEC, Accreditation?
 +
 +
 +
----
 +
 +
'''Management Vehicles'''
 +
 +
*Demonstrated Behavior from Management
 +
*Create opportunities for synergy to happen
 +
*Remembering to give kudos for those who extend the behavior we want
 +
*External incentives until internal motivation takes over
 +
*Think global but act local
 +
*Exhibit acceptance of employees being creative beyond their dept.
 +
*Commit to continuing education
 +
 +
''Not everyone inherently understands and exhibits good customer service behavior or is comfortable working outside the box, compassionately encourage and instruct.''
 +
 +
 +
 +
----
 +
'''Customer Service Skills'''
 +
 +
*Overcome “not my job”: what is at the heart of this  Overcoming the pigeonholes of our experience and education
 +
*Service during the rush: Triage
 +
*Beyond policy: “The trend of one”
 +
*Projecting the right persona
 +
*Multitasking effectively
  
 
== My favorite blogs, wikis, webpages or other resources ==
 
== My favorite blogs, wikis, webpages or other resources ==
  
+
‎Links for information about unConferences:
 +
 
 +
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference<br>
 +
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology<br>
 +
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversation_Cafe<br>
 +
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_Cafe<br>
 +
http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/05/technology/business2_unconference0606/index.htm<br>
 +
http://www.treegroup.info/topics/Transformational_Conferences.pdf<br>
 +
http://www.unconference.net/<br>
 +
http://www.openspaceworld.org/news/join-us/<br>

Latest revision as of 12:51, 17 June 2008

Newbie Librarian unConference



Friday, June 13, 2008

If you're new to the library profession in the last five years, if you'll be graduating and getting into the profession soon, and if you have an interest in discussing your issues, needs, goals, and work with other new professionals, then please join us for the Newbie UnConference.

Kindly hosted by the Southfield Public Library and organized by Christine Ayar (Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Library) and Elizabeth Bollinger (Michigan State University), this event seeks to bring librarians together for discussion and the exchange of ideas.

The schedule is as follows:
9:30-10:00 – Check In
10:00-10:30 - Session Development and Goals of unConference
10:30-11:30 - Sessions
11:30-1:00 - Lunch on your own
1:00-1:30 – Reassessment of Schedule, Sessions and Goals of unConference
1:30-2:30 – Sessions
2:30-3:30 - Panel Discussion - New Librarians, New Trends, and the Future of the Profession
3:30-4:00 – Share, Discuss, Synthesize, Say Goodbye


Morning Sessions:
Here is a rough description of what is happening this morning - Christine is typing from memory, so it might not be super accurate.

Southfield Room - Managing Up and Creative Fundraising
Conference Room - Trends in Librarianship
Auditorium - Technology Trends
Please Note - Start Lunch at 11:40ish please, not 11:30.

Afternoon sessions to be determined after lunch.

Panel Members Include:
David Carter (Engineering Librarian; Art, Architecture and Engineering Library; University of Michigan) (Dave's new video game blog: Eaten by a Grue)
Holly Hibner (Adult Reference Librarian, Salem-South Lyon District Library and 2007 Recipient of the Loleta D. Fyan Award for imaginative, creative service)
Kelly Ireland (Outreach Librarian, Southfield Public Library)

MP3 audio of panel (80MB)


Required Items to Bring: ideas, questions, comments, concerns, and your sweet, charming self (yes, we're talking to you)
Other Things You Might Want To Bring: laptop, resume, business cards, your world famous brownies or cookies (no not really, it's okay)

Southfield Public Library is located at
26300 Evergreen Rd
Southfield, MI 48076
Ph: 1 248-796-4200
http://www.sfldlib.org

Contents

[edit] I plan or hope to attend!

To sign up, please create a wiki log-in and in the "edit" mode, add your name!
Susan Cain, recent graduate from SI at UM
Joshua Barton, MSU Libraries
Karl Ericson, MLIS, Lansing Community College Library
Richelle Pelton, MLIS WSU
Maureen Callahan, recent graduate from SI at UM
Elizabeth J. Bollinger, MSU Libraries
Christine Ayar
Don Depoorter, MSU Libraries
Tara L.S. Fritzler, Arab American National Museum
Liz Conger, LISP Student at WSU and Library Intern
Sarah Stopera, LISP Student @ WSU
Jessica Walker, MLIS, WSU
Anne Johns, LISP Student, WSU
James Stuart, LISP Student at WSU, dx1998@wayne.edu.
Holly Hibner, Reference Librarian, Salem-South Lyon District Library
Mary Kelly, Reference Librarian, Salem-South Lyon District Library
Joseph Wagner, LISP student @ WSU
Kelly Ireland, Outreach Librarian at the Southfield Public Library
Richard Patrick Sanders, MLS, WSU
Lindsay Payne, LISP Student at WSU and Library Aide
Beth M. Johns, MLIS, Electronic Resources & Reference Librarian, Zahnow Library, Saginaw Valley State University
Karen S. Walker, SOIS transfer student from WSU to UWM-Milwaukee Distance Ed. Program and Director of the Alanson Area Public Library
Katie Greer, Reference Librarian, Ave Maria School of Law
Kim Lott, LISP Student, WSU
Lauren Henderson, Technology Center Librarian at Troy Public Library
Ron Padot, LISP Student @ WSU, Library Tech. at VA Medical Center, Detroit
Dawn King, April 08 UM grad, MLS.
Vanessa Peters, Teen Services Librarian, Wixom Public Library
Linda Przybylowicz, WSU
Buzzy Nielsen, recent MPP/MSI from UM
Angie Oehrli, MSI Candidate, SI/UM
Rachel Pultusker, MSI Candidate, SI/UM
Heather Harrison, MLIS student, WSU
Raya Samet, MSI student @UofM, Youth PLA @Ann Arbor District Library
Jocelyn Baldwin, Teen Service's Librarian, Caroline Kennedy Library, Dearborn Heights, MI
Laura Taylor, MLIS, Macomb Community College
John M Lindenmuth, MLIS w/Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration, WSU, 2007 [1]
Kathy Rogers JD MLIS
Alexis Zirpoli, UM/SI student in LIS
David DeKorte, Reference/Research Librarian, University of Houston Law Center
Dana Thomson, Reference Librarian, Bloomfield Township Public Library
Judy Franklin, Teen Librarian, Troy Public Library
Lesley Brown, Michigan State University Libraries
Erin Gong, recent MSI from SI at UM
John Robertson, Technology Center Librarian, Troy Public Library

[edit] I wish I could be there!

Dominique Lowell, WSU LISP student

[edit] Session Ideas

Synergy:


(syn-ergo, συνεργός meaning working together, circa 1660) refers to the phenomenon in which two or more discrete influences or agents acting together create an effect greater than that predicted by knowing only the separate effects of the individual agents.

Anecdote: Public Librarian calls University Library for reference question that required the pulling of a book for verification of a quote. The U Librarian refused.

ALA RUSA guidelines for reference behavior

http://www.ala.org/ala/rusa/protools/referenceguide/guidelinesbehavioral.cfm

Monitored Referral: following up on a user’s information needs across departments and even across institutions


Helping across departments.


Systems and Services working together.

  • Sharing the knowledge
  • Demystifying technology:
  • Informal knowledge sharing
    • take a co-worker to lunch
    • job shadowing
  • Formalized
    • training sessions
    • socialization, food



Seeing the library as holistic organism

  • Drop the "titles and job descriptions"/but exploit the “talent-pool” to the benefit of all.
  • Working with union or bureaucracy, understand the challenges
  • Continuing education tied to CEC, Accreditation?



Management Vehicles

  • Demonstrated Behavior from Management
  • Create opportunities for synergy to happen
  • Remembering to give kudos for those who extend the behavior we want
  • External incentives until internal motivation takes over
  • Think global but act local
  • Exhibit acceptance of employees being creative beyond their dept.
  • Commit to continuing education

Not everyone inherently understands and exhibits good customer service behavior or is comfortable working outside the box, compassionately encourage and instruct.



Customer Service Skills

  • Overcome “not my job”: what is at the heart of this Overcoming the pigeonholes of our experience and education
  • Service during the rush: Triage
  • Beyond policy: “The trend of one”
  • Projecting the right persona
  • Multitasking effectively

[edit] blogs on Newbie UnConference

[edit] Synergy:

(syn-ergo, συνεργός meaning working together, circa 1660) refers to the phenomenon in which two or more discrete influences or agents acting together create an effect greater than that predicted by knowing only the separate effects of the individual agents.

Anecdote: Public Librarian calls University Library for reference question that required the pulling of a book for verification of a quote. The U Librarian refused.

ALA RUSA guidelines for reference behavior

http://www.ala.org/ala/rusa/protools/referenceguide/guidelinesbehavioral.cfm

Monitored Referral: following up on a user’s information needs across departments and even across institutions


Helping across departments.


Systems and Services working together.

  • Sharing the knowledge
  • Demystifying technology:
  • Informal knowledge sharing
    • take a co-worker to lunch
    • job shadowing
  • Formalized
    • training sessions
    • socialization, food



Seeing the library as holistic organism

  • Drop the "titles and job descriptions"/but exploit the “talent-pool” to the benefit of all.
  • Working with union or bureaucracy, understand the challenges
  • Continuing education tied to CEC, Accreditation?



Management Vehicles

  • Demonstrated Behavior from Management
  • Create opportunities for synergy to happen
  • Remembering to give kudos for those who extend the behavior we want
  • External incentives until internal motivation takes over
  • Think global but act local
  • Exhibit acceptance of employees being creative beyond their dept.
  • Commit to continuing education

Not everyone inherently understands and exhibits good customer service behavior or is comfortable working outside the box, compassionately encourage and instruct.



Customer Service Skills

  • Overcome “not my job”: what is at the heart of this Overcoming the pigeonholes of our experience and education
  • Service during the rush: Triage
  • Beyond policy: “The trend of one”
  • Projecting the right persona
  • Multitasking effectively

[edit] My favorite blogs, wikis, webpages or other resources

‎Links for information about unConferences:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Space_Technology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversation_Cafe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_Cafe
http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/05/technology/business2_unconference0606/index.htm
http://www.treegroup.info/topics/Transformational_Conferences.pdf
http://www.unconference.net/
http://www.openspaceworld.org/news/join-us/

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