M03-08 - ARKANSAS LIBRARY PARAPROFESSIONALS COLLECTION

ALPS (Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals) is a division of the ArLA (Arkansas Library Association.  In 1991, Dr. Willie Hardin, former Dean of Torreyson Library, attended a library conference in Virginia.  While there he noticed that Virginia had a paraprofessional support group and he wondered if Arkansas could also have a similar group.

Once back in Arkansas, Dr. Hardin approached the paraprofessionals at Torreyson Library to see if there was enough interest in a paraprofessional group and a Steering Committee was formed.  ArLA approved the new paraprofessional roundtable later that same year.

The first ALPS Conference was held in May of 1993.  Consequently, at the 2000 ArLA Conference, ALPS officially changed to a division of ArLA.  You can go to the ALPS homepage to get more information about ALPS officers, Regional Representatives, spring conferences, and other events at http://www.arlib.org/organization/alps/

Tracings:  American Library Association; Arkansas Library Association / www.arlib.org; ALPS (Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals)

Arrangement:  The collection is contained in six boxes.  When requesting materials, please specify collection number [M03-8], box number, and file number.

 

Box 1

File 1 – “Professionals and Paraprofessionals In The Acquisitions Department” by Connie K. Kuehn, Apr. 5, 1978

File 2 – Paraprofessional Round Table History and Procedural Handbook (1977-1989), revised by Susan Hinds and Ozell Preston, Mar. 1989

File 3 – History: The Arkansas Library Paraprofessional Round Table, 1991-1995

File 4 – Arkansas Library Paraprofessional Round Table Organizational material, 1991-1992

File 5 – (Council on Library Media Technicians) Certification: COLT, 1992

File 6 – (ALA Paraprofessional Roundtable) New Connections Workshop, Sept. 3, 1992

File 7 – ALPS membership forms and the Constitution and Bylaws, 1993

File 8 – Workshop: Microcomputer, Jan. 6, 1993

File 9 – Arkansas Library Paraprofessional directory, 1993

File 10- Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals 1st Annual Spring Conference at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas, May 13-14, 1993

File 11- ALPS correspondence, 1993

File 12- (SSIRT) Support Staff Interests Round Table, Feb. 5, 1994

File 13- ALP Round Table Steering Committee meeting, Mar. 11, 1994

File 14- ALPS Regional Workshop, Mar. 21, 1994

File 15- Support staff membership survey, Apr. 1994

File 16- Arkansas Library Association Paraprofessional committee interest forms

File 17- Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals Round Table 2nd Annual Spring Conference in Mountain View, Arkansas, May 18-29, 1994

File 18- Kathleen Weibel, special guest at the Spring Conference, 1994

File 19- ALPS correspondence, 1994

File 20- Arkansas Library Paraprofessional Round Table Constitution and By-laws, 1994-1995

File 21- Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals (ALPS) central region workshop at the University of Central Arkansas’ Torreyson Library, Mar. 21, 1995

File 22- National directory of the Library Paraprofessional Associations, 1995

File 23- Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals 3rd Annual Spring Conference at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas, May 17-19, 1995

File 24- Correspondence and organizational material for the Spring Conference, May 17-19, 1995

File 25- (ALPS) Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals, 1995

File 26- “Dr. Willie Hardin Award” a paraprofessional award, 1995

End of Box 1

 

Box 2

File 1 – COLT Award, 1996

File 2 – Arkansas Volunteer Month, Apr. 13-17, 1997

File 3 – Arkansas Library Paraprofessional 4th Annual Spring Conference at DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge in Bismark, Arkansas.  Theme: “Learning, Leading and Achieving,” May 15-17, 1996

File 4 – Correspondence, Jan.-Dec. 1996

File 5 – Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals 5th Annual Spring Conference at DeGray Lake Resort State Park Lodge in Bismark, Arkansas – Theme: “Back to Basics: Foundations for the Future,” May 14-16, 1997

File 6A – ALPS correspondence, 1997

File 6B -- ALPS correspondence, 1997

File 7 – Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals 6th Annual Spring Conference at Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Theme: “Spring into the Future, Refresh and Revise,” May 20-22, 1998

File 8 – ALPS correspondence, 1998

File 9 – Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals 7th Annual Spring Conference at Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Theme: “Projections, Reflections,” May 16-18, 1999

File 10- ALPS correspondence, 1999

End of Box 2

Box 3

File 1 - Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals 8th Annual Spring Conference at Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Theme: “Planet ALPS,” May 21-23, 2000

File 2 - ALPS correspondence, 2000

File 3 - Photos – 2001 ALPS 9th Annual Spring Conference – Lake Hamilton Resort,  Hot Springs, Ark.

File 4 - Arkansas Library Para Professional 9th Annual Spring Conference –  “It’s Only Just Begun” May 16-18 – Lake Hamilton Resort – Hot Springs, Ark.

File 5 - ALPS correspondence, 2001

File 6 - Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals 10th Annual Spring Conference “Be A Star,” May 13-15, 2002 - Bel’ Arco Resort in Bull Shoals, Ark.

File 7 - Correspondence, 2002

End of Box 3

Box 4

File 1 – Arkansas Libraries Paraprofessional News, 1992

File 2 – ALPS Newsletter, 1993-1995

File 3 – InfoBits, 1993-1997

File 4 – Other paraprofessional organizations, 1994-1995

File 5 – Arkansas Library Association 69th annual meeting, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 1991

File 6 – Arkansas Library Association 70th annual meeting, Oct. 4-6, 1992

File 7 – Arkansas Library Association 71st annual meeting, Oct. 10-12, 1993

File 8 – Arkansas Library Association 72nd annual meeting, Oct. 8-11, 1994

File 9 – Arkansas Library Association Joint Conference, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 1998

File 10- American Library Association in Chicago, Illinois, 1991-1995

File 11- American Library Association, 1996-2000

End of Box 4

 

Box 5

Item 1 - Large photo albums, ALPS Photos, 1993-1995

Item 2 - Large photo albums, ALPS Photos, 1996-1997

Item 3 - Large photo albums, ALPS Photos, 1998-1999

Item 4 - Large photo albums, ALPS Photos, 2000-2001

End of Box 5

 

Box 6

Item 1 - Large photo albums, ALPS Photos, 2002

Item 2 - Large photo albums, ALPS Photos, 2003

Item 3 - Large photo albums, ALPS Photos, 2004

Item 4 - Large Photo Album – ALPS Photos 2008

Item 5 - “All Aboard with ALPS at the Petit Jean Junction” May 11-13, 2009 Winthrop Rockefeller Institute – Morrilton, Arkansas

Item 6 - Photo Album - ALPS photos - 2010

Item 7 - Photo Album - ALPS photos - 2011

End of Box 6

 

Box 7

File 1 – Constitution and Bylaws revised, 2001, 2003 & 2005

File 2 – ALPS Correspondence, 2003

File 3 – Financial, 2003

File 4 – Minutes of Meetings, 2003

File 5 – Leadership Directory, 2003

File 6 – Arkansas Library Paraprofessional 11th Annual Spring Conference - “Catch the Wave”  Lake DeGray Resort, Bismark, Ark.

File 7 – Arkansas Library paraprofessionals – Donette Smith, Chair, 2004

File 8 – Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals – 12th Annual Spring Conference - “Blazing New Trails” - Eureka Springs, Ark, 2004

File 9 – Cookbook - In the Kitchen with ALPS by Arkansas Library Paraprofessionals, 2004

File 10 – ALPs – Correspondence, Conference material - 2005

File 11- Minutes of Meeting, 2006

File 12 – Correspondence – July-December - 2006

File 13- Arkansas Library Association Annual Report, 2006

File 14- Newsletter – “INFO-BITS” – 2003, 2006

End of Box 7

 

Box 8

File 1- Correspondence, Meetings – January-February 2007

File 2 - Correspondence, Meetings – March-May 2007

File 3 – ALPs Spring Conference and Correspondence – May-June 2007

File 4 - ALPs Spring Conference – Equipment – 2007

File 5 – ALPs Spring Conference - Programs, Speakers – 2007

File 6 - ALPs Spring Conference – Cost – 2007

File 7 - ALPs Spring Conference – Speaker Evaluations - 2007

File 8 - ALPs Spring Conference – Speaker Evaluations – 2007

File 9 – Correspondence – July-December 2007

File 10 – 1 CD-R – ALPs website – 1998-2007

File 11 - ALPs Correspondence and Spring Conference, etc – 2008

File 12 – ALPs Letterhead and Spring Conference information – 2009

End of Box 8


Box 9

File 1 – ALPs Spring Conference – “Get in the Game with Team ALPs” - 2010

File 2 – ALPs Spring Conference – Overall Evaluation - 2010

File 3 – ALPs Spring Conference – “Rolling on the River: Keeping Libraries Current” - 2011

File 4 - ALPs Spring Conference – “On the Runway: Soaring to New Heights” - 2012

File 5 – Ben Bizzle, Speaker – “Library Technology Today” – Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 6 – Dr. Molly Boyd, Speaker – “Making Email Work” – Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 7 – Jessie Wallace Burchfield, Speaker – “An Alphabet of Customer Service” – Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 8 – Jud H. Copeland, Speaker – “Copyright and Library Resources” – Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 9 – Elizabeth Danley, Speaker – “How to get Information from a Stone” - Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 10 – Scott Huse, Speaker – “Communication & People Skills” - Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 11 – Scott Huse,  Keynote Speaker – “High Touch in High Tech” Speaker Evaluation forms – c. 2012

File 12 – Ruth Hyatt, Speaker – “Chaos on a Cart” - Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 13 – Donavan Mays, Speaker – “Tech Petting Zoo” - Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 14 – Tara McCleod, speaker –“Children’s Program Swap” - Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 15 – Kara Propes, Speaker – “Teenology” - Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 16 – Reesa Ramsahai, Speaker – “Caring for People in Crisis” - Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 17 – Sherry Robinson, Speaker – “Sleepless in Seattle” - Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 18 – Sara Seaman, Speaker – “Mapping Work & Navigating Life” - Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 19 – Lynette Ward & Melissa Moody, Speakers – “Mustard vs Ketchup” - Speaker Evaluation forms - 2012

File 20 – ALPs Spring Conference – Overall Evaluation - 2012

File 21 - ALPs Spring Conference – “Roaring through the 20’s” – Arlington Hotel, Hot Springs, AR - May 13-15, 2013

File 22 – Jeri Arnold, Speaker – “Unfortunately, We Do Judge a Book by It’s Cover: First Impressions” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 23 – Jud Copeland, Speaker – “To Dewey or Not to Dewey” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 24 – Nina Darley, Speaker – “Successful Teen Programs” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 25 – Nikolai DiPippa, Speaker – “Clinton School of Public Service Lecture Series” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 26 – Martha Dixon, Speaker – “Beating the Odds” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 27 – Stephen Gahagans, Speaker – “Self Protection in Today’s Environment” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 28 – Debbie Hall, Speaker – “Grants: Planning, Searching, Writing” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 29 – Mindy Hodges, Speaker – “There Ought to be a Policy for That” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 30 – Jason Irby, Speaker – “Libraries and Librarians: We Need You” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

End of Box 9

 

Box 10

File 1 – Gail Johnson and Pam Parr, Speakers – “Adaptability and All that Jazz” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 2 – Gail Johnson and Pam Parr, Speakers – “Face to Face Communications” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 3 – Gail Johnson and Pam Parr, Speakers – “Take this Job and Love it” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 4 – Gail Johnson and Pam Parr, Speakers – “What I Wish I’d Said: Dealing with Difficult People” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 5 – Kara Propes and Sloan Powell, Speakers – “To Know One’s Onions is the Bee’s Knees” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 6 – April Sheppard, Speaker – “The Basics of Research” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 7 – April Sheppard, Speaker – “Dealing with Diverse Patrons” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 8 – April Sheppard, Speaker – “Leadership in the Library” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 9 – Lynette Ward, Speaker – “Small Library Teaching Forefather Knowledge” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 10 – Nate Williams, Speaker – “Heifer International” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 11 – Greg Woods, Speaker – “Book Repair” - Speaker Evaluation forms – 2013

File 12– ALPs Spring Conference – Overall Evaluation – 2013

End of Box 10

End of Collection