ACRL Footnotes - Preview Issue 2009 - (Page 5)

ACRL 14th National Conference • Seattle, WA PREVIEW ISSUE • ACRL Footnotes 5 Visit ALA Placement Center in Seattle The Placement Center, coordinated by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment, posts job openings and information. The center will be located in Room 213/214 of the Washington State Trade and Convention Center. Hours of Operation: Friday, March 13 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. There will be computers available in the Placement Center for viewing and/ or posting available positions. There will also be a wide variety of resources on job-hunting topics such as interviewing, salary negotiation, writing resumes, etc. Job seekers should register and search for jobs on the JobLIST web page. All services are free to job seekers. Registration is not required to view job information. However, it is recommended. There is no cost to register. Registration will give employers access to your resume information. It will also allow you to send employers messages, as well as be contacted by employers. For more information, or if you have questions, concerns, or need help contact Placement Service Manager, Beatrice Calvin at bcalvin@ala. org or 800/545-2433 ext. 4280. ACRL Virtual Conference Continues to Grow Since 2005, ACRL has offered a Virtual Conference as a complement to the biennial National Conference. Past Virtual Conferences have provided access to discussion groups, presentation materials, and webcasts of selected ACRL programs, both in order to enhance the conference experience for those on site, and to provide an important professional development opportunity to those unable to travel to the conference site. This year, the Virtual Conference is bigger and better than ever! Social Networking The Virtual Conference will maintain a presence on a number of social networking sites, including Facebook. Additional information on ACRL Seattle social networking opportunities will be posted to this page as they become available. Podcasts The Virtual Conference has already begun! Beginning in fall 2008, ACRL has posted podcasts highlighting key speakers and innovations associated with the ACRL 14th National Conference. Get a taste of the National Conference at the ACRL Insider, and watch for future podcasts leading up to the start of the Seattle conference. Blog The Seattle conference will be blogged! Keep up to date on the activities and pulse of the live conference, even if you aren’t in Seattle! The Main Event For the first time, the Virtual Conference will include Dynamic Screen Captures- PowerPoint presentations synced with real-time audio from every contributed paper and panel session presented in Seattle. These screen captures, more than 80 total, will be available online for all online-only and face-to-face participants a few days after the Seattle conference. Virtual Conference participants will be able to see and hear every Seattle paper and panel program (and face-to-face conference participants will no longer have to regret the programs they missed because there was so much going on at the same time!). This new feature gives you more for your money and provides an opportunity to revisit sessions all year long. Live Webcasts And, if that’s not enough, the Virtual Conference will include a number of live webcasts - programs accepted exclusively for presentation at the Virtual Conference. Another first for 2009, these Virtual Conference exclusives will bring librarians together with the virtual community from around the United States to interact in real time with Virtual Conference participants. The live webcasts will be offered on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, 2009. Second Life Another first for 2009 - Join us in Second Life the Friday and Saturday afternoons of the conference! The Virtual Conference will include Second Life orientations and inworld tours of four unique libraries and institutions. These events will take place immediately after the live Webcasts. Video Features The Virtual Conference will also feature video-recordings of Naomi Klein’s Opening Keynote Session and Robin Chase’s Invited Green Presentation. These recordings will be available for you to watch on-demand and will be available for you all year long. Registration All face-to-face Seattle conference registrants automatically receive access to the Virtual Conference as part of their conference registration. Jump Start: On the Road to Career Success Did you find the perfect job through the ALA Placement Center? Did you discover a dream position through Joblist? Find the perfect candidate at a conference? Successfully revamp your resume with NMRT? Share your story @ ALA Annual 2009! This year, one team ofALAEmerging Leaders is soliciting placement and career services success stories, to celebrate its 35th anniversary at the 2009 Annual Conference in Chicago. If you had a positive experience, whether as the employer or as the new hire, we would love to here from you. No story is too small, no story too large! We are looking for two types of stories 1. Text bases stories from ALA members or hiring agencies (photographs encouraged) and 2. Audio/vodcast stories to be viewed on the HRDR Placement Center website. Submit stories one of two ways 1. At or 2. Visit us in Seattle at the Placement Center Friday, March 13th from 11a.m. - 1 p.m., (Room 213/214). We look forward to hearing all the wonderful stories that 35 years of career services has created! Thanks! – ALA Emerging Leaders: Alex Annen, Cindy Dudenhoffer, Miranda Rodriguez, & Tracy Stout. 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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACRL Footnotes - Preview Issue 2009

ACRL Footnotes - Preview Issue 2009
Highlights in Seattle
Greening ACRL 2009
Welcome to Seattle
Exciting Keynote Speaker Line-Up Awaits You
Don't Miss These Notable Events
Thank You to National Conference Component Committee
Jump Start: On the Road to Career Success
Visit ALA Placement Center in Seattle
ACRL Virtual Conference Continues to Grow
ACRL Thanks 14th National Conference Colleagues
Congratulations to Scholarship Recipients
Gloriana St. Clair Name ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year
Get Connected with ACRL
ACRL Legislative Advocates Program
National Library Legislative Day: ACRL Travel Grants
Exhibitor News
Arrive Early! Preconferences Offer Something for Everyone
ACRL 2009 Research –Intensive Programs

ACRL Footnotes - Preview Issue 2009