WESS Recruitment Toolkits

From Wess

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(New page: <p align="right"> WESSWeb > WESS Committees > Recruitment to the Profession Committee > '''WESS Recruitment Toolkits''' </p><hr> <p align="right"> [[Main P...)
Line 3: Line 3:
</p><hr>
</p><hr>
 +
==Introduction==
 +
<p>Many in the library world are concerned about the shortage of new librarians entering the field. Lack of new librarians with specialized subject and language knowledge has become a major problem. Academic libraries in particular need staff with subject and language expertise to select and catalog materials. Scholar-librarians are an essential part of the education and research process: they teach research methods courses and work closely with faculty to facilitate their research. The WESS Recruitment to the Profession Committee seeks to address this need by encouraging graduate students and recent Ph.D.s to consider a library career. Graduate training in classics, English, French, German, history, art history, and similar fields is a great foundation for library work. We also encourage undergraduates majoring in languages and related fields to explore librarianship as well. While WESS focuses primarily on the languages, history, and culture of Western Europe, the Committee hopes to collaborate with ACRL colleagues in other areas (e.g., SEES and LES) in these efforts.</p> 
 +
 +
<p>In addition to this website, we plan an active outreach program to graduate departments and to professional societies, such as the AHA, APA, and MLA. We have created this toolkit to support outreach efforts. Its contents include model flyers, posters, presentations outlines, and links to web resources on careers in librarianship. There is also a list of librarians with subject expertise who are willing to share their experiences and offer advice.</p>
 +
 +
<p>If you use these tool kits to give a presentation, please let us know how it goes and how we might improve this resource. A current list of members of the WESS Recruitment to the Profession Committee can be found at: [http://wess.lib.byu.edu/index.php/WESS_Recruitment_to_the_Profession_Committee#Current_Committee_Members| http://wess.lib.byu.edu/index.php/WESS_Recruitment_to_the_Profession_Committee#Current_Committee_Members].</p>
 +
 +
 +
==Guidelines==
 +
 +
<h5>SELECTION COMMITTEE (mandated per Action Plan)</h5>
 +
<ul><li>The Recruitment Committee Chair will appoint a three-person Subcommittee to evaluate applications and select awardees.</li>
 +
<li>Two members of the Subcommittee will be Recruitment Committee members and one a WESS member outside the Recruitment Committee.</li>
 +
<li>Selection Subcommittee members are excluded from submitting applications for the awards.</li></li></ul>
 +
 +
<h5>APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS</h5>
 +
<ul><li>Selection will be on an ongoing basis beginning Sept. 1, 2008.</li>
 +
<li>Applicants will be required to submit the following by e-mail to the Selection Subcommittee (via the Recruitment Committee Chair):</li>
 +
:1. A short abstract (50-100 words) of the presentation.
 +
:2. Documentation of acceptance by meeting/conference organizers or invitation from meeting/conference organizers.
 +
:3. An abbreviated CV (one page or shorter) outlining participation in WESS and/or other library groups.</li></ul>

Revision as of 21:22, 9 September 2008

WESSWeb > WESS Committees > Recruitment to the Profession Committee > WESS Recruitment Toolkits


Contents

Introduction

Many in the library world are concerned about the shortage of new librarians entering the field. Lack of new librarians with specialized subject and language knowledge has become a major problem. Academic libraries in particular need staff with subject and language expertise to select and catalog materials. Scholar-librarians are an essential part of the education and research process: they teach research methods courses and work closely with faculty to facilitate their research. The WESS Recruitment to the Profession Committee seeks to address this need by encouraging graduate students and recent Ph.D.s to consider a library career. Graduate training in classics, English, French, German, history, art history, and similar fields is a great foundation for library work. We also encourage undergraduates majoring in languages and related fields to explore librarianship as well. While WESS focuses primarily on the languages, history, and culture of Western Europe, the Committee hopes to collaborate with ACRL colleagues in other areas (e.g., SEES and LES) in these efforts.

In addition to this website, we plan an active outreach program to graduate departments and to professional societies, such as the AHA, APA, and MLA. We have created this toolkit to support outreach efforts. Its contents include model flyers, posters, presentations outlines, and links to web resources on careers in librarianship. There is also a list of librarians with subject expertise who are willing to share their experiences and offer advice.

If you use these tool kits to give a presentation, please let us know how it goes and how we might improve this resource. A current list of members of the WESS Recruitment to the Profession Committee can be found at: http://wess.lib.byu.edu/index.php/WESS_Recruitment_to_the_Profession_Committee#Current_Committee_Members.


Guidelines

SELECTION COMMITTEE (mandated per Action Plan)
  • The Recruitment Committee Chair will appoint a three-person Subcommittee to evaluate applications and select awardees.
  • Two members of the Subcommittee will be Recruitment Committee members and one a WESS member outside the Recruitment Committee.
  • Selection Subcommittee members are excluded from submitting applications for the awards.
APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS
  • Selection will be on an ongoing basis beginning Sept. 1, 2008.
  • Applicants will be required to submit the following by e-mail to the Selection Subcommittee (via the Recruitment Committee Chair):
  • 1. A short abstract (50-100 words) of the presentation.
    2. Documentation of acceptance by meeting/conference organizers or invitation from meeting/conference organizers.
    3. An abbreviated CV (one page or shorter) outlining participation in WESS and/or other library groups.




WESSWeb > WESS Committees > Recruitment to the Profession Committee > WESS Recruitment Toolkits


This site is an outreach project of the Western European Studies Section (WESS), a section within the Association of College and Research Libraries, itself a division of the American Library Association.


Brought to you by the WESS Recruitment to the Profession Committee

Wessweb2.gif

Copyright © 1996 by the American Library Association. This document may be reproduced or reprinted for educational, non-commercial use, in whole or in part, without permission as long as the above copyright statement and source are clearly acknowledged. Neither this document nor any reproductions may be sold.


URL of this Web page: http://wess.lib.byu.edu/index.php/WESS_Recruitment_Toolkits

These Web pages do not necessarily represent the views of the participating libraries nor of their sponsoring institutions.
Personal tools