Would it be possible for MLA non-attendees to know what happens at this SIG meeting? I'd like to hear what's going on. Cheryle J. Cann Head, Ward E. Barnes Library University of Missouri - St. Louis fax: 314-516-6468 St. Louis, MO 63121 email: [log in to unmask] The information in this e-mail, and any attachments therein, is confidential and for use by the intended addressee only. If this message is received by you in error please do not disseminate or read further. Please reply to the sender that you have received the message in error, and then delete the message. Thank you. -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ursula Scott Sent: Friday, May 09, 2008 8:52 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Hopeful Retiree & retired re: mtg MLA Monday 3:30 I encourage anyone thinking of retiring in the next 4 years to attend the organizational meeting for the SIG because I hope that working and retired librarians can help and learn from each other. If we get a listserv, people could post questions about all kind of issues. Likewise, I worry about so many people retiring and so much expertise going out the door. A SIG could be a way people can continue to provide meaningful work either to MLA or their local library community (or to the world library community). Monday, May 19 3:30-4:30 PM Hyatt Regency Field Rm. About volunteer jobs: I think we do need to be careful not to perform jobs that paid workers perform or previously performed. In addition to volunteer jobs mentioned, there are many non-profits who have special small collections that they will never pay a librarian to organize or catalog: Churches, small associations or hospital libraries with special collections that they never seem to find funding to catalog or make the collection known. I personally am interested in finding overseas library opportunities so I can contribute and travel. I am attaching something I thought would be the talking ideas at the meeting. It will give you what kind of activities might be discussed. Ursula Ursula Scott, M.S.L.S. University Librarian Emeritus Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences PO Box 1038 Burtonsville MD 20866 (240) 498 5678 [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] >>> "Feddern-Bekcan, Tanya" <[log in to unmask]> 5/8/2008 3:14 PM >>> Great ideas--I especially like the grant-writing one! That would be a huge benefit to the library and librarians on staff. This topic (volunteer jobs) would make a great article, Joy and others (hint, hint). Take care, Tanya Tanya Feddern-Bekcan, MLIS, AHIP, MOT, OTR/L http://www.geocities.com/nqiya/libraryarticles.html <http://www.geocities.com/nqiya/libraryarticles.html> 305.243.6648 - [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> - 305.325.9670 (fax) EBM Theme Co-Director & Reference and Education Librarian Louis Calder Memorial Library - University of Miami Miller School of Medicine ________________________________ From: Kennedy, Joy [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Thu 5/8/2008 10:08 AM To: Feddern-Bekcan, Tanya; [log in to unmask] Subject: RE: [MEDLIB-L] Hopeful Retiree or (not dead yet) Retiree You take on a volunteer job without competing with working librarians by choosing a job that wouldn't get done unless a volunteer did it. That something extra that a library would like to provide. Tours, for example. Helping out at programs by checking people in, handing out and collecting handouts, anything to make the speaker more comfortable. Providing a regular tutoring class at the public library on using the internet to find health information. Setting up and maintaining the history of a hospital, identifying people in pictures, digitizing them and making them available through cooperative public and historical library projects. Digitizing hospital newsletters, clipping files for use by historians, collecting and transcribing local history from retiring doctors, healthcare workers. Doing a unit at the local school library on finding health information for a school project. Creating websites of links to health information on the internet for the school or public library. I can come up with LOTS of ideas of volunteer opportunities for librarians with a health background. While some of these projects might be parts of professional library jobs at some libraries in many situations the money would never be available to take on these extra projects on a long term basis--a grant to set up but continuing money might be hard to come by. Oh, and by the way, helping a library write grants would be an excellent service for a retired librarian. Re the SIG, how about broadening it to including not only retired librarians but Pre-retirement librarians who might be interested in retirement planning, parttime jobs in retirement, volunteering opportunites, etc. etc. Joy C. Kennedy, MLS [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> Northwest Community Hospital Health Resource Library 800 W. Central Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60005-2392 Phone: 847.618.5180 FAX: 847.618.5189 [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> > -----Original Message----- > From: Medical Libraries Discussion List > [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On > Behalf Of Feddern-Bekcan, Tanya > Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 3:45 PM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: [MEDLIB-L] Hopeful Retiree or (not dead yet) Retiree > > > What a great idea! I hope this SIG goes through; the > profession is due to lose a number of important mentors and > colleagues through retirement. > > I just have one question, and I hope I don't get flamed too > much for it. How does one take on a volunteer job without it > competing with working librarians? > > Take care, > > Tanya > > Tanya Feddern-Bekcan, MLIS, AHIP, MOT, OTR/L > http://www.geocities.com/nqiya/libraryarticles.html > <http://www.geocities.com/nqiya/libraryarticles.html> > 305.243.6648 - [log in to unmask] > <mailto:[log in to unmask]> - 305.325.9670 (fax) > EBM Theme Co-Director & Reference and Education Librarian > Louis Calder Memorial Library - University of Miami Miller > School of Medicine > > ________________________________ > > From: Medical Libraries Discussion List on behalf of Ursula Scott > Sent: Mon 5/5/2008 12:08 AM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Hopeful Retiree or (not dead yet) Retiree > > > > Are you thinking of retiring and want to continue to > contribute to MLA? > OR Already retired? > > Who: Retired Librarians SIG (initial planning meeting) > Where: MLA > > What: Ideas for a Retired Librarians SIG > > Create a community of librarians who share information on retirement, > volunteer jobs (that do not compete with working librarians) > and find a > way to share our information with the next generation. > > Possible activities: > Speak with scientific associations publication committees on the > implication of NIH Public Access Policy & PLoS > Mentor people in the profession > Help libraries with disasters, floods or fire > Share travel information--travel for fun or travel to foreign > countries > to do volunteer library work > Share retirement information-how to retire, what to do, what to > consider, financial, etc. > Share volunteer activities like literacy, overseas libraries, National > Parks Service, Williamsburg, museums, meals on wheels > Share info on paid short term projects at libraries to develop a > special report or investigation or other part-time work > > > > > > Ursula Scott, M.S.L.S. > University Librarian Emeritus > Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences > PO Box 1038 > Burtonsville MD 20866 > > (240) 498 5678 [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask] > ******************* PLEASE NOTE ******************* This E-Mail/telefax message and any documents accompanying this transmission may contain information that is privileged, confidential, and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law and is intended solely for the addressee(s) named above. 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