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Ethnic Librarians & Staff Special Interest Group (ELS-SIG)
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The Ethnic Librarians & Staff is a Special Interest Group (ELS-SIG) of SouthWest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries dedicated to promoting the issues and concerns of ethnic librarians and library staff in our region.

6/5/2015
When: 6/5/15
6:30 PM
Where: University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Library
9555 Plainfield Rd
Blue Ash, Ohio  45236
United States
Contact: Racheal
513-751-4422 x10


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Competencies Covered By this Meeting Are:

  • Adult and Older Adult Outreach
    • Designs and implements library services to engage and meet the needs of the community
    • Defines and implements outreach services for the library community to increase use of library services and to reach underserved populations
    • Uses online tools and communities to engage with and provide services to users
  • Adult Programming
    • Designs, implements and sponsors library programs that provide opportunities for information, entertainment and lifelong learning
  • Older Adult Services and Programming
    • Designs and implements library services to meet the needs and interests of older adults in the community
    • Defines and implements outreach services to increase older adults' use of library services and to reach underserved populations
    • Designs, implements and sponsors library programs for older adults that provide information, entertainment and opportunities for lifelong learning
  • Reference
    • Develops and maintains a collection of reference resources to meet community needs
    • Facilitates library users' requests for information
    • Demonstrates ability to meet information-seeking needs of users

The Ethnic Librarians & Staff is a Special Interest Group (ELS-SIG) of SouthWest Ohio and Neighboring Libraries dedicated to promoting the issues and concerns of ethnic librarians and library staff in our region.

ELS-SIG is an informal group that strives to provide networking, resource sharing, recruitment, and mentoring information and opportunities. This group is open to librarians and staff from all library settings and all underrepresented ethnic groups.

 

Here is a link with some information and directions: http://www.libraries.uc.edu/map/ucba.html

 

For this meeting we will be discussing our future plans with the BCALA (Black Caucus of the American Library Association).   This will be a very important discussion as it will determine our organizational participation with this national organization.

 

We will also look over the minutes of the last meeting and discuss any additional old/new business.


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