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ALA Recruitment Assembly Report

Manuel Urrizola, ALCTS Representative to the ALA Recruitment Assembly

The ALA Recruitment Assembly met on Monday, January 22, 2007, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Sixteen representatives and interested parties attended.

I reported on:

  • ALCTS/SAGE Support Staff Travel Grant
  • ALCTS Membership Committee mentoring program
  • UCI Libraries Career Recruitment and Outreach Program in association with the Librarians Association of the University of California, Irvine and the UCI Career Center

Other attendees reported on recruitment efforts of their division or institutions, including:

  • PLA “Grow Your Own” grant program—Larry Neal
  • ALA Diversity Grant—Allison Sutton
  • Training Gaps Analysis and Canadian Library Association’s career recruitment website called InfoNation—Kathleen DeLong
  • New Jersey Urban Libraries IMLS grant—Connie Paul
  • HRDR Report—Lorelle Swader, Director, ALA Office for HR Development
  • Diversity Counts Report—Denise Davis, Director, ALA Office for Research and Statistics
  • Report from ALA President-Elect—Loriene Roy
  • Report from ALA Presidential Candidate—Nancy Davenport

Current and future initiatives include:

  • LibraryCareers.org
  • ALA website re-development plan
  • ALA Library Career Recruitment Clearinghouse
  • ALA recruitment video
  • ACRL Poster Session