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California Information Literacy/Digital Literacy Survey: DEADLINE 8/1/13

LILi (Lifelong Information Literacy), a group of librarians from many types of California libraries, needs your help in crafting effective models of lifelong, sequential information literacy/digital literacy/competency instruction, to share with you and with all other California libraries.

“Information literacy” (also called “information competency” or “digital literacy”) is the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically. Libraries help their users become information literate in many ways, by offering classes/workshops and homework help, developing online tutorials, answering questions at reference desks, and more.

Please help LILi, your own library and other libraries by completing this general survey about instruction in or through your library. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.

DEADLINE: August 1, 2013
Questions? Esther Grassian,
More about LILi:

Thank you in advance for your participation!

LILi Curriculum Mapping Committee
Esther Grassian, Chair, UCLA, retired
Jill Blaemers, Consultant
Lisa Burgert, University of San Diego
Tony Lin, Irvine Valley College
Pauline Manaka, UC Irvine
Angela Murrell, Scripps Research Institute
Lydia Smith-Davis, Orange Lutheran High School
Carol Womack, Santa Monica College

New On-Call Listserv for On Call Librarians

Is one of the following words in your job description?

  • Temporary part time
  • Hourly
  • On-call
  • Substitute
  • Pool
  • Adjunct
  • Casual

Do you work without a regular schedule and benefits?

Do you hire, manage, administer, schedule, train, or otherwise interact with such employees?

BayNet is pleased to announce the creation of a new listserv intended to facilitate discussion of the use of on-call library workers in the Bay Area. In the current economic climate, we anticipate an increase in this type of work, which brings particular headaches for both employers and employees. This listserv will create opportunities to solve logistical problems, solicit peer support, and find a larger pool of qualified on-call candidates.

For more information, please see the listserv guidelines, at

To subscribe to OnCallLib, go to If you have questions or problems with the subscribing process, please send an email to

Input needed for a survey on use of social media by SF Bay Area information professional groups

Stephanie Roach, Technical Services Librarian at John F. Kenndy University, is researching use of social media by information professional groups, including those made up of students, paraprofessionals, and/or professionals. Her research is primarily focused on the San Francisco Bay Area library community, though she is also interested in responses from other information professionals (museums, archives, etc.). Details of the project can be found on her website.

The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Participation in the survey is voluntary, all responses are anonymous, and no compensation will be provided for completing the survey. However, research results will be shared with the professional community and any individuals who request a copy of the results.

The survey will be open through Monday October 15, 2012. Findings will be presented in a poster session at the 2012 California Library Association annual conference.

In order to increase the number of responses to the survey, please share this email and survey link with groups and individuals you know, who might be interested in participating.

Full survey link:

Mentoring program now open

BayNet has created a new Mentoring Program open to all BayNet members. The program will match prospective mentors and mentees for one year relationships based on interests and skills. A mentoring relationship can fulfill a wide variety of goals, such as applying for jobs, general career advice, guidance on professional development or publishing, or honing management skills.

Please visit the new Mentoring Program page for more information.