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ACRL DLS Chair: Kristin Miller Woodward
Vice-Chair: Natalie Haber
Secretary: Andrea Hebert
Archivist: Mike Courtney
Webmasters: Tim Ream and Katie Stewart (dlswebcontact@gmail.com)

DLS and ULS at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas

Please join DLS and ULS at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas!

Leading From the Side: On, Off and Within Your Campus

Saturday, June 28 – 10:30 to 11:30 am

Academic librarians Jade Winn (University of Southern California), Wm. Joseph Thomas (East Carolina University), and Kyle Denlinger (Wake Forest University) will speak about their roles as leaders within their institutions, not through administrative authority but through innovation and creativity.  There will be an emphasis on changing the landscapes of digital research and distance learning.

At the conclusion of the program, attendees will be able to define the concept of leading from the side and apply leadership skills to their current and future professional library roles; identify strategies for building coalitions both vertically and horizontally within an organization; and demonstrate leadership throughout the organizational structure.

Be sure to check out our LeadingFromTheSide_DLS@ALA2014 flyer.

This program is presented by the Distance Learning Section and University Libraries Section of ACRL.  Hope to see you there!


The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting resume reviewers and booth greeters for the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas who are willing to volunteer to greet participants, and/or review resumes and cover letters of those who are undergoing a job search in this challenging economic climate. The conference review service is free of charge to anyone. Librarians from all types of libraries and specializations are invited to volunteer. We are especially in need of Public, Special and School Media Specialists volunteers.

The NMRT Resume Review Service booth, located inside the ALA Placement Center, is open Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Appointment are 30 minutes long and usually fill up quickly. The last appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes before closing each day.

If you wish to volunteer or have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs: Cheryl Blevens (cheryl.blevens@indstate.edu) or Nicole Spoor (nicolespoor@gmail.com). Please use “2014 Conference RRS Volunteer” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!


The New Members Round Table offers a free Resume Review Service, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 – 5:00, in the ALA Joblist Placement Center at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas!

A schedule of reviewers (with library type and specialization) will be posted on the RRS site a few days prior to the conference. You may want to look at the schedule and jot down a few possible times.

Once at the conference, stop by the Resume Review Service (located inside the ALA Placement Center). At that time, you may make an appointment to see a reviewer or if one is available, you could meet then. Appointments usually fill up quickly, so be sure to make an appointment as early as you can.

Try to be a few minutes early for your appointment. If you are more than 5 minutes late, we cannot guarantee that your appointment will be held. Should you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please stop by and let us know.

Appointments are 30 minutes long. Bring copies of your cover letter and/or resume. If applicable, it would be helpful to bring a copy of the job ad. After reading over your resume and/or cover letter, your reviewer will probably ask you a few questions and will probably comment on format, grammar, punctuation, and overall strengths and weaknesses of your documents.

Please be courteous and keep your meeting to the 30 minute limit.

If you would like a second opinion, you may schedule another appointment with a different reviewer (schedule permitting).

The last appointments are 30 minutes before closing each day.

If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs, Cheryl Blevens and Nicole Spoor, at nmrtrrs@yahoo.com.