HRS - Emerging Trends Discussion Group

Saturday, June 28, 2014 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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HRS - Emerging Trends Discussion Group

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Friday, June 20, 2014 - 7:55am PDT
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ALA is only 6 days away! I'm excited to see everyone and have a great discussion about HRS trends!

Also, I received requests for a Twitter chat of our discussion! I will be moderating as @Aisha_CG
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Feel free to pass these on to any Twitter users who want to join our discussion!
Thanks and I will see you in Vegas!

Aisha Conner-Gaten
LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group Co-Chair

LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group Meeting at ALA Annual 2014

Saturday, June 28 at 1 PM at Ceasars Palace, Siena Room

Overview: The LLAMA Human Resources Section-Emerging Trends invites you to a lively discussion on current topics and issues occurring in every library. Attendees are encouraged to contribute their current questions and concerns and get feedback from others in the LIS profession.  Topics proposed for discussion may include: budgetary plans and concerns, hiring practices, recruitment of diverse staff, and professional development issues. If you have ever had a question for your HR rep about working in LIS, this is your chance! We hope to see you at Annual!

  1. Welcome and Introductions of Co-Chair (5 min)

    1. Lorelei Sterling, Contact:

    2. Aisha Conner-Gaten, Contact:

  2. Possible Talking Points (Part of 40 min Discussion)

    1. Hiring UG/Grad Students for Library Work

      1. Preparation and Training

      2. Measuring skill sets

      3. See Diversity

    2. Diverse Hiring (See LJ’s comments on Promoting Current Librarians)

      1. how are we recruiting?

      2. how can we support our current workforce?

    3. Professional Development in Library Hiring

      1. Faculty Status/Publishing vs. Scholarly Services

      2. Hybrid positions & embedded librarians (including First Year Experience Librarians)

  3. Open Discussion (Part of 40 min Discussion)

  4. Future Discussions (Online Component?) (10 min)

  5. Wrap-Up (5 min)