Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SAA-RAO Web Liaison Position Available~please apply

RAO Web Liaison Position Vacancy

The Reference Access and Outreach Section is pleased to announce the availability of the position of Web Liaison. This position is responsible for maintenance and updates of RAO’s website. The person in this position works with the Communications Liaison and interns to encourage contributions of photographs and data for the site as well as working with committees to update their pages. The website is hosted through SAA and uses Drupal software with some pages still in html. The Web Liaison participates in RAO board meetings and planning. Depending on familiarity with website and enthusiasm for updating pages, the time commitment averages to only a few hours a month.

How to Apply:
Interested members of RAO should submit a letter of application describing relevant experience to Jill Severn (jsevern@uga.edu). 

Key Dates:
  •  The deadline to apply is July 20, 2012.
  • A small committee composed of Severn, Jan Blodgett, and Kathie Otto will review applications and select the new liaison on or before the RAO membership meeting at the SAA Conference in San Diego (Thursday, August 9, 2012).
  • Beginning September 1, 2012 the new liaison will begin management of the RAO Web site.  Current Web Liaison, Jan Blodgett will serve as a mentor to the new Web Liaison during the transition period and as needed.   This position is appointed and serves on a continuing basis.

Please contact Jill Severn (jsevern@uga.edu or 706-542-0859) if you have questions or need more information about this position. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Long-time RAO Member Diane Kaplan Dies

Many of you probably knew Diane Kaplan of Yale University.  She died on May 14.  Not mentioned in the newspaper obituary was the fact that Diane became an SAA Fellow in 2010, and was a long-time member of RAO.  The photo is from her Personal Librarian page on the Yale website.

From the May 15, 2012, New Haven Register:

Diane Kaplan, 64, of 129 Russell St., Hamden, devoted wife of Stephen Mayer, died on Monday, May 14, 2012 at Yale University Health Center. Born in Minneapolis, MN., Oct. 3, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Harold & Ruth (Berman) Kaplan. Beloved Mother of Hans Kaplan Mayer of Belmont, MA & Irina Kaplan Mayer of Ludlow, VT., Dear sister of the late Susan Kaplan. Funeral services at Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 Whitney Ave., Hamden TUESDAY morning at 10:30 o'clock with Interment Services to follow at the Yale Hillel section of Walnut Grove Cemetery, Meriden. Memorial contributions may be sent to Society of American Archivists, or Covenant to Care, or the New Haven Animal Shelter, or to Temple Beth Sholom. A Period of Mourning will be observed at 129 Russell St., Hamden thru Thursday, 6:30 pm-8:30pm. Funeral arrangements in care of Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, New Haven. http://www.shurefuneralhome.com/