Sep 302014

We have re-opened the search for a coordinator of TCLC:

The Tri-State College Library Cooperative (TCLC) seeks a part-time, 12 month, 25 hours per week Coordinator of the TCLC.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Coordinator of Tri-College Library Cooperative (TCLC) serves as the chief operating and administrative officer of the Cooperative and is ultimately responsible for its financial, business and program administration.  The Coordinator reports to the Board of Directors, which is comprised of the Library Directors of the member colleges and universities of the Cooperative.  The Coordinator is an ex-officio member of all committees.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Position requires a MLS degree or its equivalent in training and experience.

The candidate should have some responsible experience in the library field, including administration and/or management; experience working in a consortial environment (as member or administrator) and providing leadership for major collaborative initiatives; experience with and commitment to resource sharing; an understanding of the library environment, language and culture, with a strong grasp of library needs and practices; and experience with budget management.

The candidate should have skills in leadership, communication and teamwork; excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical and financial management skills; commitment to responsive and innovative service and bold approaches to new trends; knowledge of library and related technologies; ability to think creatively and to demonstrate creative problem solving; ability to embrace change and learn on the job;

ability to articulate the value of TCLC and to represent the cooperative to key constituencies; ability to work independently and with multiple individuals and organizations; project management skills; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Board members, members and staff.

TO APPLY:  Please send resume and letter of interest to Cathy Fennell, Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library, Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont, PA 19010 or

Applications are being accepted now and until the position is filled.

Thank you,



Cathy Fennell, MLS

Executive Director of Library Services

Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library

Rosemont College |the POWER of small

p: 610-526-2973


Apr 232015

The TCLC Educational Development Committee invites you to join us for the 2015 Spring Tour to the FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY in Washington, DC:

The Folger Shakespeare Library is a wonder, both inside and out. The white marble architecture is adorned with bas reliefs and inscriptions selected by its founder Henry Folger. Gardens and outdoor art surround this historic building which opened in 1932, located just a block from the US Capitol. The Folger Library is home to 82 of Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folios, as well as beautiful works of art, early manuscripts and quartos of plays from Elizabethan times. It is the largest repository of Shakespeare’s written works in the world. Rare publications from the early modern period (1500-1750) are also part of this unique collection and include books by John Donne, Mark Twain and Walt Whitman.

2015 Spring Tour--Folger_pics

Our morning begins begin with a Collections Tour of special items chosen specifically for our group. Next will be a docent-led tour of the Exhibition Hall, the reading rooms and their Elizabethan Theater. A look at the current exhibit, The First Folio, a discussion of the collection, an overview of the history of the library and more promise to make this TCLC tour a memorable visit. Lunch is on your own at any of the nearby restaurants. Later, explore the Folger as your interests dictate until 3:45 p.m. when we will board the bus for the return trip to Rosemont. Snacks will be served on the bus.

Feb 212015

TCLC workshop question

Join forces with TCLC members Mary Beth Parkinson (MCCC) and Sara Hartman-Caverly (DCCC) as they facilitate an active learning session to explore the concept of Inquiry Guided Learning, a teaching philosophy which promotes student-centered learning through increasingly independent inquiry and investigation.  The morning will be full of brainstorming to discover ways of bringing IGL principles and strategies to your information literacy instruction.

After lunch, participate in a facilitated discussion of the draft ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.  Explore how IGL concepts relate to the ACRL guidelines, and more importantly, how to use them to produce more effective information literacy instruction.

(Bring your lesson plans, student learning outcomes and classroom activities to the workshop for discussion.) For a preview of the ACRL framework, see 

Date: Friday, March 27, 2015 

Download Documents from event:

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Composition 1 Assignment (sample) – Annotated Bibliography for Argumentative Research Paper

Engaging Information Literacy Instruction – Itinerary

Engaging Information Literacy Instruction – Parkinson and Hartman-Caverly

Information Literacy Lesson Plans (Sample – Psychology)

Jan 292015
2015 Spring Program Graphic

Save the Date, April 24, 2015!

TCLC invites all library staff to explore ways you can turn your library into a maker space, a place where library and user interest converge to create ideas, projects or objects – and all on a shoestring budget! See how academic and public libraries are collaborating within their communities. Come learn how to prime your physical space for innovation and creation.

Click here for speakers and program descriptions.

Sep 162014

Unconference 2014 graphic

Announcing the TCLC Unconference 2014, focusing on Marketing and Outreach.
Come and share your experiences, ask questions, learn from your TCLC colleagues.
Keep October 23, 2014 open for this event, to be held at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, PA (click here for directions ).
It’s a bargain, too!   One person from a TCLC library is $15, two from the same library is only $25. 

See the attached flyer for the details.

Unconference 2014 flyer
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Jul 102014

TCLC is offering a grants writing workshop in August – just before the new semester begins.    Learn the proper way to write successful grants, and get funding for a project for your library.  Learn to write clear and concise plans, purposes, goals, and outcomes, and winning phrases for a successful grant.

Grants: The Write Stuff

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

9:30 AM   Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 AM – Noon – Program

Rosemont College Library

Cost: $30 TCLC members; $50 non-members

See the attached flyer for more details and registration information.  Still have questions?   Contact Ellen Gasiewski at the TCLC office :  Phone: 610-525-0796       or      Email:

Grants: The Write Stuff flyer
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