SLA News Division Awards Announcement

On Monday, Eli Edwards, past chair of the SLA News Division posted this note to NewsLib:

Dear Members of the News Division …

It is my honor and privilege to announce this year’s awardees of the Division’s Joseph F. Kwapil Memorial Award and the Agnes Henebry Roll of Honor Award.

The 2013 Agnes Henebry Roll of Honor Award will go to Catherine Kitchell and Derek Willis. The Joseph F. Kwapil will be awarded to Justin Scroggs.

Details for the awards ceremony in San Diego during the 2013 Annual Conference are still being finalized.  If you plan to attend the annual conference and will want to attend the ceremony, please email me at and your name will be placed on a list of potential attendees.

Thanks to the Awards Committee this year for their efficient and invaluable work: Carolyn Edds, Peter Johnson, Toby Lyles, Leigh Montgomery, and Justin Scroggs (no, he didn’t vote for himself, the rest of the committee thrusted the honor upon him).



Job Posting: Information Specialist (The Columbus Dispatch)

The Editorial Library at The Columbus Dispatch is seeking a skilled Information Specialist to help develop tools, standards and direction for news research performed for the Editorial department.  This Specialist will provide information systems support, detailed research, web and database development, and training and technical support for end-users. They will ensure accurate library research is delivered by performing research and general reference services for reporters, editors and other corporate departments using the internal text archive, digital photo archive, and other online databases such as NEXIS and Accurint.

Candidates with a college degree and a master’s in Library Science preferred. Two to three years of reference or research experience is essential, preferably in a news library. Web design experience and knowledge of HTML is essential along with experience working with PHP and MySQL preferred.

For more information and to apply, visit  We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Historic News Librarian Photos

Tim Rozgonyi, Research Director at the Tampa Bay Times, posted to NewsLib these historical photos from a conference held at the Times many years ago:

I recognize a few of the librarians in these pictures.  Perhaps this was a gathering of the Florida News Libraries Association?

He also included a cartoon composed many years ago by a former staff artist.  It’s a portrait of the St. Petersburg Times Library:

Check it out!

Job Posting: Research and Stewardship Coordinator (Duke University)

Research and Stewardship Coordinator

Duke University – Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

Duke University’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (OCFR),
part of Duke’s central Office of University Development, initiates,
and coordinates relationships that support Duke’s teaching, research,
and service mission. Working with administrators, faculty, and
development staff, our staff provides expertise, services, and tools
to successfully connect the university with foundations, businesses,
and industry.

OCFR seeks qualified candidates for the position of Research and
Stewardship Coordinator in its Prospect Research, Management, and
Stewardship (PRMS) function. PRMS provides the following services:
Corporate and foundation (C&F) research and prospect referral
services; C&F prospect management; Stewardship for key C&F donors; and
C&F data analysis and management.

Occupational Summary:

The Research and Stewardship Coordinator a) performs a variety of
duties involved in the collection, interpretation, analysis, and
documentation on corporate and foundation relations (CFR) prospects in
support of CFR fundraising efforts, and b) coordinates and assists
with CFR stewardship activities including, but not limited to:
collaborative, large-scale stewardship reporting, grant reporting, and
other stewardship activities for key C&F donors; and gift
acknowledgement processes for the president and provost.

For more information or to apply:

For more information about this position, please visit the job listing
on the Duke Human Resources web site at:  and reference
requisition number 400646321. To apply, please send cover letter and
resume to: (Please put “Research and Stewardship
Coordinator – CFR” in the subject line). Additional Information about
Duke University Development can be found at

Duke University and Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer.

Job Posting: Information Resource Manager (Middendorf-Kredell Branch Library, O”Fallon, MO)


Consumer Health/Government Documents Information Services
O’Fallon, MO


Schedule: Full Time position, Day, evening and Saturday hours as needed


Duties: Manage Consumer Health/Government Documents Information Services,
providing system-wide services and programs, developing and maintaining the
Consumer Health/Government Documents collections, updating and maintaining
relevant information on the District’s web page, and developing and
retaining Community contacts and partnerships. Responsible for marketing
and promoting special collection library materials and services both in the
branch and in the community through presentations, networking, and branch
tours. Position works with Federal Depository Collection guidelines and the
SuDocs cataloging system. Also, some work in the general reference area of
the branch is required. Position performs professional duties requiring the
exercise of professional skill, initiative and independent judgment.

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Must have an accredited Masters in Library Science degree, excellent
communication and customer service skills and 3 years relevant experience.
Prefer experience in Consumer Health and/or Government Document issues,
community networking and giving presentations.

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RATE: $58,236 to $70,848 for MLS; $65,508 to $79,704 for second masters.

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DEADLINE: 5:00 pm, Sunday, September 30, 2012
Submit application<> with cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
St. Charles City-County Library District
77 Boone Hills Drive
St. Peters, MO 63376

Or as an e-mail attachment to

Application with cover letter and resume may also be submitted to any

Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be
considered.  Resumes and cover letters submitted without an application
will not be considered.


Job Posting: Senior Prospect Development Analyst (University of California, Irvine)

For more information and to apply go here and search for job number 2012-0618

Position Title: Senior Prospect Development Analyst
Department: University Advancement
Req No.: 2012-0618
Location: UCI Campus – Irvine

Job Summary:
Under the general supervision of the senior director of prospect management and research, the senior prospect development analyst manages information about UC Irvine’s donors and prospective donors with the goal of building lasting philanthropic relationships that benefit both the donor and the University. In partnership with development officers, Prospect Development provides information, knowledge, coordination, and tools that support the campus in achieving its fundraising goals. The unit identifies prospective donors, matches their interests to campus programs, and ensures that prioritized prospective donors are included in development officers’ portfolios. Prospect Development’s research informs prospect strategy, and its ongoing work helps development officers move prospective donors through stages of the fundraising cycle.

Salary: Range $54,504 – $63,360
Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M-F
Career position.
Final candidate subject to background check.
As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
Please attach your resume.

More Job Webinars

Debra Bade posted to NewsLib about these Webinars sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Special Libraries Association. They will host a series of seminars about job changes, transferring skills to non-LIS employers and branding yourself. For complete details see

Here is the Webinar list:

Session 1 – What Do I Do Now? How to Prepare for – and Take Advantage of – Possible Job Changes
October 18, 2012 12:00 noon, Mountain Daylight Time

Session 2 – Transferable Skills: Identifying and Marketing Your Unique Value to Non-LIS Employers
November 15, 2012 12:00 noon, Mountain Standard Time

Session 3 – So Tell Me About Yourself: Personal and Professional Branding for LIS Students and Professionals
December 20, 2012 12:00 noon, Mountain Standard Time

Information about the Webinar fees:

SLA members pay $20 per session, or $50 for the 3-part series. (You save $10!)

Non-members pay $30 per session, or $75 for the 3-part series. (A $15 savings!)

Submit your payment and register for each session using the PayPal and GoToWebinar registration links below. Please allow 48 hours for chapter volunteers to approve your registration.

News Library News: Summer 1993

News Library News: Summer 1993 (Vol. 15 No. 4)

Megafile Quickly Defeated: Limited Access Remains A Long-Term Battle by Ginny Everett
The Aside Bar by Mona Hatfield
People by Barbara Hijek
Notes From The Chair by Donna Scheeder
It’s “-30-” for Chair John Cronin by John Cronin
Do you have an attitude? Good — then I have a job for you! by Elizabeth Whisnant
Student stipend winner a defender of the role of news librarians (Julie Bolding)
Rhydwen Continuing Education Program: Developing and Marketing Information Products and Services
Today’s Good Photo Collection The Roadbed For Tomorrow’s Digital Image Superhighway by Elaine Raines
CD-ROM information: A fun new toy, an effective new tool
Looking to 2000: A Seven Year Countdown
Marketing with CD-ROM: A New Spin On Existing Sales Opportunities
Awards Banquet Highlights Conference Fun
Digital Imaging … worth ten thousand words! by Mona Hatfield
What The President Meant To Say…(Here’s what he really said) by Margot Williams
Bringing You The News: Resources in Radio Libraries and Archives
Looking Ahead to Atlanta by Mary Kate Leming
Minutes of the Annual Business Meeting Monday, June 7, 1993
And the winners are… (new officers)
Treasurer’s Report by Lu-Ann Farrar
IRE Regional Conference ‘Computing: The News Frontier’ set for Oct. 21-24

More News Library News issues

News Library News: Fall 1993 (Vol. 16 No. 1)

News Librarians + New Technologies = Career Paths by Julie Bolding
The Aside Bar by Mona Hatfield
People by Barbara Hijek
Notes from the Chair by Donna Scheeder
Casting Call for the Clearinghouse
Public Relations Committee going strong; now it’s your turn by Elizabeth Whisnant
U Know Logo?
Letter to the Editor: Photo archiving update
Fee Based/Public Service Survey Revisited!!! by Jo Reitman
United Kingdom librarians meet in Edinburgh by Helen Martin
California News Librarians Caucus in Monterey by Monica Jackson
A News Division Focus On Our Changing Work Environment by Debra K. Bade
News Division Calendar
Report of the Automation Committee
In Case You Missed It Last Night by Carol Ashurst and Leone Earls
News Librarian Listserv Debuts On Internet by Pete Basofin
Money, Money, Money, Money —- Money! by Lu-Ann Farrar