Monthly Archives: July 2010

LSSC subsidies available

The Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program, a national, voluntary certification program administered by the American Library Association-Allied Profession Association (ALA-APA),  is accepting applications for $200 subsidies for program candidates who enroll in and complete LSSC-approved courses. There are 55 subsidies available.  Candidates who receive a subsidy award will receive a $200 reimbursement after they pay for and complete an LSSC-approved course.

To apply for a subsidy, candidates must be accepted in the LSSC Program by September 15, 2010.  Subsidy recipients must successfully complete one of LSSC’s Approved Courses by April 1, 2011.  Application information is available on the LSSC For Candidates page. Candidates must apply for the subsidy by September 15. The LSSC Program staff will select recipients using a random selection process and announce subsidy awards on September 27.

The LSSC Program is partially funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Ice cream social 8/13 at Daley

The 2010 Ice Cream Social takes place on Friday, August 13, from noon – 2 p.m., at Daley Library (west door).

The Blue Bunny Ice Cream Truck will stock a wide variety of frozen treats for every preference and dietary restriction.  The first ice cream treat will be compliments of the Library.  Employees will be issued one ticket.   Additional ice cream treats may be purchased.

LHS will have an additional 45 minutes of travel time added to their lunch time to attend this event.

The Sense of Community Committee organized the  Ice Cream Social for the Chicago libraries.  LHS-Peoria, Rockford and Urbana will have their own ice cream social events.

Blaszczak resignation

Sara Blaszczak, Clinical Assistant Professor and Electronic Resources Librarian, has accepted a position at the University of Michigan and will leave the UIC Library July 15, 2010.  Sara has been Electronic Resources Librarian for six years and was a Resident Librarian in Systems for two years prior to that appointment; she has been employed by UIC for almost 18 years.

Apply for 2011 ACRL conference scholarships

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering scholarships to attend its national conference in Philadelphia, March 30 – April 2, 2011.  Registration and stipend support is available for librarians with five or fewer years of post-MLS experience, support staff, and library school students.

The deadline for applications is November 9, 2010.  For specific information on eligibility and the application process, see the ACRL Web site.

July anniversaries

Congratulations to employees hired in the month of July:

Jacques Bernardin  36 yrs
Robert Daugherty  33 yrs
Frederica Buckman  21 yrs
Laura Zilinsky  21 yrs
Joan Fiscella  20 yrs
Christine Wadle  16 yrs
April Pittman  13 yrs
Thomas Mantzakides  10 yrs
Ruth Holst  8 yrs
Mary Case   6 yrs
Felicia Barrett  4 yrs
Jessica Lecrone  3 yrs
James Conley  3 yrs

Student employment wage plan for FY2011

As of July 1, 2010, all student employees in the payroll system with an hourly rate below $8.25 were automatically raised to the new minimum rate.  Student employees who were in the payroll system, but above the campus minimum ($8.25), remain at their current salary.

Should you have further questions, please contact Library Human Resources at 6-7353.