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ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee

Discussion Academic Outreach Online Roundtable Discussions: Planning Outreach on a Budget (or No Budget)

by Rosan Mitola on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 06:43 pm

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to Academic Outreach endeavors. 

March 2018 Topic: Planning Outreach on a Budget (or No Budget)

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to Academic Outreach endeavors. 

March 2018 Topic: Planning Outreach on a Budget (or No Budget)

This month’s discussion will focus on how academic libraries plan outreach activities, programs, and events on a budget (or with no budget). We will talk about creative ways to stretch resources, low or no cost ideas, and more! Come prepared to talk about what you’re doing, share ideas, successes, and lessons learned. Join us for a lively discussion and leave with great ideas to bring back to your library!

Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 9 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion).

All discussions will be hosted on Google Hangouts on Air/YouTube Live.

Sign up for one of the following dates and times:

Tuesday, March 6         10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST / Register

Wednesday, March 7    11am PST / 12pm MST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST / Register

Thursday, March 8       12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST / Register

*You will need a valid Gmail/Google account to participate. Confirmation details and instructions for accessing the discussion will be sent to participants by email.

Discussions are limited in numbers to encourage active discussion from all participants, varying in expertise. Participants must have a microphone in order to participate.

Instructions for accessing the discussion in Google Hangouts on Air will be sent to participants by email.

Questions?  Please email ULS.AOC@gmail.com

Best,

ULS Academic Outreach Committee

 

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RUSA Leadership Council

Discussion RUSA - Committee - Section Report Template

by Chris LeBeau on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 06:36 pm

Please find here the Report Template for committee and section reports.

Sections and committees should post a copy of their reports in their committee's Connect space and set it to "public."

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Library Director, Augustana College (IL) (apply by March 19)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 02:49 pm

Library Director, Thomas Tredway Library, Augustana College

www.augustana.net/employment

Library Director, Thomas Tredway Library, Augustana College

www.augustana.net/employment

Thomas Tredway Library– Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time Director of the Thomas Tredway Library beginning in July 2018 of the 2018-19 academic year. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.

A full position description with application instructions is available here: www.augustana.net/employment

 

The Thomas Tredway Library is a center for teaching and research, the Thomas Tredway Library advances the academic aims of Augustana College by actively promoting student learning. Librarians and staff members commit to strong liaison and instructional programs integrated into the Augustana curriculum; provide high-quality, personal interaction and research help sessions with patrons; build and maintain a strong user-focused collection to support curricular needs; and serve both the Augustana campus and larger community. Library personnel foster collegiality and cooperation while promoting respect, embracing diversity, and encouraging the pursuit of intellectual growth and excellence.  The Director of the Library reports to the Provost and Dean of the College.

Winner of the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award and a member of the Oberlin Group of Libraries, the Thomas Tredway Library occupies a central place in both the geography and the culture of Augustana’s primarily residential campus. The library is part of the Gerber Center for Student Life, a forward-thinking fusion of academic support services, student-life offices, and social spaces. Library staff fosters students’ holistic growth by keeping Augustana’s college-wide student learning outcomes in mind when designing everything from integrated instruction and student employment to spaces for collaboration and quiet study. The Thomas Tredway Library offers students opportunities that are unique among libraries of its size, notably a teaching-focused Special Collections, providing hands-on exploration of primary sources, and a pre-Library Science advising program, connecting students interested in careers in libraries with personalized internships, advising, and other exploratory experiences.

 

As we take next steps into the future with our library, we hope to nurture relationships among the various offices and entities in the Gerber Center for Student Life, capitalizing on the building’s popularity with students and the offices’ proximity to each other to develop innovative, forward-thinking programs and services to support students’ holistic growth.  We also realize we must anticipate and advocate for future college archival needs, including the possible necessity of an institutional repository. We also recognize the changing needs of students’ accessibility of information and therefore desire to facilitate conversations among librarians, teaching faculty, and the Provost to explore challenges and possibilities for Augustana’s use of open educational resources (OER) as tools for teaching and learning, and to promote the value of open-access scholarly publishing. 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Open Scholarship Resident, Indiana University (apply by March 30)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 02:42 pm

OPEN SCHOLARSHIP RESIDENT

VISITING ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

 https://indiana.peopleadmin.com

OPEN SCHOLARSHIP RESIDENT

VISITING ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

 https://indiana.peopleadmin.com

The Indiana University Libraries invites applications for its Open Scholarship Resident position, which is a part of the IU Libraries Diversity Resident Program (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/iu-libraries-diversity-resident-programpdf).   We designed this three-year appointed position to provide an immersion into academic librarianship allowing the incumbent to demonstrate skills at a professional level, develop a professional network, and be prepared for future career opportunities.

The IU Libraries established our Diversity Resident Program as part of our membership in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance). Residents will be part of a cohort established by ACRL Diversity Alliance member universities (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance/2018roster).  The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse candidates into the profession, engaging them in professional learning and service at Indiana University and, ultimately, preparing them for a career in academic librarianship. This position supports the IU Libraries commitment to build a diverse profession and foster appreciation of diversity.

The Open Scholarship Resident will work in the Scholarly Communication Department in collaboration with partners such as the IU Press, reporting to the Head of the Scholarly Communication Department. They will be tasked with developing a program to assess and improve research impact and affordability of open content at Indiana University with emphasis on bibliometric assessment, affordable textbooks, open educational resources, altmetrics, and qualitative assessments. The Resident will evaluate impact, inclusiveness, and access in the IU Libraries’ repositories and publishing program in order to develop an impact and affordability programmatic plan with actionable items to increase representation in the repositories, expand access to affordable resources, and engage underrepresented groups in academic publishing supported by the IU Libraries. This programmatic plan will be integral in the Scholarly Communication Department’s implementation of the IU Libraries Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf) and the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/iu-libraries-strategic-plan-2016-2020-pdf) and IUB Campus Strategic Plans (https://provost.indiana.edu/doc/IUB-Bicentennial-Strategic-Plan.pdf).

The resident will participate in the operational responsibilities of the Scholarly Communication Department with emphasis on tasks that promote accessibility. This includes XML-first publishing workflows for open access journals, content recruitment for the repository and journals programs, metadata enhancement in the institutional repository, development of digital textbooks and scholarly editions in the Pressbooks platform, development of educational resources for the IU community, agile project management, and instructional sessions and the development of online course content on impact and affordability.

As a member of the IU Libraries faculty, the resident will be appointed at the faculty rank of Visiting Librarian (see Bloomington Library Faculty (BLF) Handbook: https://libraries.indiana.edu/about/bloomington-library-faculty) (non-tenure track). The resident will work in a variety of strategically central areas of the IU Libraries on a rotational basis. These areas may include but are not limited to Library Technologies, Digital Collections, IU Press, Teaching & Learning, Assistive Technology & Accessibility Centers, and User Experience. As a Visiting Librarian, the resident is strongly encouraged to engage in professional research and publication.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working with librarians, faculty, students, staff, and other stakeholders to evaluate affordability at IU Bloomington and provide consultations services around improving impact of IU-authored research and open content
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the impact and reach of IU-authored scholarship
  • Identifying opportunities to create, improve, and disseminate open and affordable resources
  • Consulting with faculty, staff, and students on research impact, open educational resources, and affordable content
  • Generating research impact reports to support collection development, subject liaison outreach, open access implementation, and administration
  • Developing a plan to increase library publishing for underrepresented groups on campus

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program or an advanced degree in computer science, literature, journalism, publishing, humanities and an interest in creating a career in libraries.
  • Interest in scholarly research, publishing, open access, affordable course content, and open educational resources
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development and contribution
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and multicultural initiatives and the ability to advance the IU Libraries’ goals of diversity and inclusion as outlined in the IU Libraries Diversity Strategic Plan.
  • Ability to work in a team environment collaboratively, and build working relationships with library and campus colleagues.

Preferred:

  • Experience with or knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for data analysis and analysis of user or bibliometric data
  • Experience with or knowledge of indicators of research impact and emerging alternative measures of impact of scholarship
  • Experience with or knowledge of scholarly publishing and editorial workflows
  • Experience with or knowledge of data visualization tools
  • Experience with or knowledge of tools such as the Tableau business intelligence platform

TO APPLY

For full consideration, please submit application materials by March 30, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

The Indiana University Libraries are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. We encourage all employees to incorporate fully their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of our mission. Understanding and valuing of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

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RUSA Leadership Council

Discussion AGENDA, RUSA Leadership Council, Virtual Meeting - Feb. 23, 2018

by Chris LeBeau on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:15 am

RUSA Leadership Council Virtual Meeting

February 23, 2018

 

To join the meeting:

 

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/rhiydtd264kc/
To dial in if needed:

 

1-866-718-7314
92491678#

 

 

RUSA Leadership Council Virtual Meeting

February 23, 2018

 

To join the meeting:

 

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/rhiydtd264kc/
To dial in if needed:

 

1-866-718-7314
92491678#

 

 

1.           Approval of Agenda – Alesia McMANUS (3 min)

2.           President's Report ^- Chris LeBEAU (10 min)

3.           Vice President's Report ^-  Ann BROWN (20 min)

4.           Executive Director's Report ^ - Jessica HUGHES (10 min)

NEW BUSINESS / DISCUSSION/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

5a.  Restructuring Task Force overview  & Activity - Beth GERMAN (30 min) 

Beth asks that you look at the activity notes from the Denver RLC meeting in advance of Friday's meeting. Think about what’s missing or additions to them. There will be an activity involving breakout groups which we will do virtually.  
Find the Activity Notes here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rBXmmDEFEkbqWzkPZ83xQAN9G2_VXIdy    

5b. Open RLC listserv Question  (LeBEAU) (5 min)

5c. Ethics Inquiry - 
Lesley Brown on behalf of Sara Dallas, chair of COPE, would like to find out what concerns RUSA members may have regarding ethics.  LeBEAU (3 min)

5d.  Discussion of the ALA document enclosed: “Organizational Effectiveness” ^-  McMANUS
(remainder time)

5e. Mentoring vice chairs and future committee chairs - LeBEAU (1 min)

5f. Reminder: reports are due within two weeks. Email to Chris LeBeau lebeauc@umkc.edu (1 min)

 

 

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ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee (Instruction Section)

Discussion Midwinter Discussion Forum: Recording

by Patrick Wohlmut on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:02 am

On January 24th, the Discussion Group Steering Committee hosted our Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum. This year's forum was titled, "Embedding Scholarly Communication In Your Instruction Practice: A Coordinated Approach," and it was convened by Rebecca Llord, Kristina De Voe, and Annie Johnson from Temple University. It was well attended, and forum participants were engaged and thoughtful as they shared their experiences and parsed out the question of how scholarly communication intersects with their teaching.

On January 24th, the Discussion Group Steering Committee hosted our Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum. This year's forum was titled, "Embedding Scholarly Communication In Your Instruction Practice: A Coordinated Approach," and it was convened by Rebecca Llord, Kristina De Voe, and Annie Johnson from Temple University. It was well attended, and forum participants were engaged and thoughtful as they shared their experiences and parsed out the question of how scholarly communication intersects with their teaching.

A recording of the forum is available at http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p67gc2v8k4eo/. There is also a chat transcript, available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yB93qJlynvGa50pOU2BT6_c4-coIrz0TzbIYsSX8LBU/edit?usp=sharing.

Thanks,

--Patrick Wohlmut

Teaching & Research Librarian, Linfield College

DGS Chair, 2017-18

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Instruction Section Archive

File 20180223_dgs_agenda

by Patrick Wohlmut on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:46 am

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ASCLA Committee and Interest Group Reports

Discussion ASCLA Youth Services Consultants Interest Group

by Jeannette Smithee on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:30 am

Posated on behalf of the ASCLA Youth Services Consultants Interest Group

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