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Discussion Outreach and Public Services Librarian for Special Collections and Archives, UC Irvine (apply by June 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, May 3, 2016 at 10:28 am

Outreach and Public Services Librarian for Special Collections and Archives

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic, and service-oriented professional for the position of Outreach and Public Services Librarian in the Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Duties and Responsibilities

Outreach and Public Services Librarian for Special Collections and Archives

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic, and service-oriented professional for the position of Outreach and Public Services Librarian in the Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Outreach and Public Services Librarian is responsible for coordinating instruction, outreach, programming, reference, and access services for Special Collections and Archives. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and Archives, the Outreach and Public Services Librarian provides educational, programmatic, and promotional outreach to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, visiting scholars, and others whose research, teaching, communications, and learning activities benefit from engagement with Special Collections and Archives. In consultation with the Department Head, the Librarian is also responsible for development and implementation of policies and procedures for reference, duplication, access, and reading room services in Special Collections and Archives in accordance with identified standards and best practices.

As the public services lead for the department, the Outreach and Public Services Librarian is responsible for developing and participating in new and innovative approaches for effective outreach and reference services; managing and performing user education, orientation, and instruction activities for individuals and classes in collaboration with UCI Libraries' subject specialists and the Education and Outreach department; promoting and marketing Special Collections and Archives initiatives, collections, programming, and services through tours, presentations, publications, social media, and other appropriate means; coordinating collection management activities including book and periodical processing, stacks maintenance, and other related functions supporting the use of Special Collections and Archives materials in consultation with the Head and departmental staff; serving a lead role in curating and mounting the department's physical and digital exhibits programs and assisting the UCI Libraries Exhibits Program with physical and digital exhibits as appropriate; and serving as the collection development lead for book and serial collections in the department in consultation with the Department Head. The Outreach and Public Services Librarian may participate in donor relations and grant proposals as appropriate.

Qualifications

Required:
• A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, or a graduate degree in archival studies, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Minimum of two years of recent experience in a special collections setting with experience in reference, instruction, and outreach.
• Formal coursework or training in archives management, rare books, and/or special collections librarianship.
• Understanding of and commitment to the standards, ethics, security guidelines, and best practices in use by special collections professionals and related professional groups including ACRL's Rare Books and Manuscripts Section and the Society of American Archivists.
• Commitment to planning, implementing, and assessing user-centered services.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as effectiveness in balancing and completing multiple assignments and projects.
• Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UCI Libraries and the campus.
• Ability to analyze, learn, and implement evolving technologies.
• Ability to successfully train and direct the work of library assistants and student assistants.
• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Strong interest in information literacy, primary source literacy, open access, and scholarly communication.
• Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion.

Preferred:
• Three or more years of professional experience in an academic special collections and archives environment.
• Formal coursework, training, or experience in the management and/or description of rare books.
• Formal coursework or training in primary source literacy, object-based pedagogical strategy, and/or active learning techniques using primary sources and/or special collections.
• Familiarity with reference statistics reporting tools and guidelines, such as the Reference Effort Assessment Data (READ) Scale and/or assessment of outreach and public services.
• Experience in curating exhibits.
• Familiarity with archives management software including Archivists' Toolkit and/or ArchivesSpace.
• Familiarity with the digital and archival collections of the University of California, including the Online Archive of California and Calisphere.
• Strong foundation in intellectual property issues related to libraries, archives, and special collections.

The Department of Special Collections & Archives
Special Collections & Archives houses the UCI Libraries' collections of manuscripts and archives, rare books, and notable subject collections. Archival collecting areas of particular strength and distinction include regional history (emphasizing Orange County and Southern California), the Southeast Asian Archive, the Critical Theory Archive (including the papers of Jacques Derrida, Wolfgang Iser, Paul de Man, and others), the University Archives (documenting the UC Irvine campus), dance and the performing arts (including the papers of Robert Cohen and choreographers Donald McKayle and Eugene Loring), and distinguished UCI faculty (including Nobel Laureates Frederick Reines and Sherwood Rowland).

The UCI Libraries
The UCI Libraries are committed to innovation and excellence and are in a major period of change. The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library. These buildings contain over 3,600 public seats for study and research and provide more than 600 public access computers. The UCI Libraries have a staff of approximately 140 FTE plus approximately 30 student assistant FTE. The library collection consists of over 3.4 million volumes and over 137,000 journals and serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The UCI Libraries are a member of the: Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), HathiTrust Digital Library, Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Digital Library Federation (DLF), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance (PRDLA), and International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,100 faculty. Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American. The University offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D. UCI's academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.
Librarians at the University of California Irvine are academic appointees and receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment. Librarians periodically receive administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity.
Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales. Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant, Associate Librarian, or Librarian rank with a salary of $47,722 - $73,238.
Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, thirteen paid holidays, and one day per month sick leave. The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans. Benefits are equal to approximately 40% of salary.
Consideration will be given to applicants with a wide range of years of experience, including qualified early career librarians.

Deadline for Applications: Applications received by June 1, 2016 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should submit the information requested: cover letter; complete résumé; a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a list of three references (names and contact information only) via UCI AP Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03384.
Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.

This position description is listed on the UCI Libraries web site at http://www.lib.uci.edu/job-openings-uc-irvine-libraries with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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GameRT (Games and Gaming Round Table)

Discussion GameRT Volunteer Opportunities

by Julie A. Patterson on Tue, May 3, 2016 at 10:25 am

Are you going to ALA this year? Take a break from the hustle and bustle of sessions and give some of your time to GameRT! There are three opportunities for volunteering. Want to be a game shepherd? We got that. Want to rub elbows with other gamer librarians? You can do that too. We got it all, but we sure could use a little bit of you.

Are you going to ALA this year? Take a break from the hustle and bustle of sessions and give some of your time to GameRT! There are three opportunities for volunteering. Want to be a game shepherd? We got that. Want to rub elbows with other gamer librarians? You can do that too. We got it all, but we sure could use a little bit of you.

ALAPlay Sign Up: http://bit.ly/1XYpk5u
GameRT Booth Sign Up: http://bit.ly/1XYpppN
Gaming Lounge Sign Up: http://bit.ly/1LUoExw

Wario

 

EDIT: Fixed links

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ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group

Online Doc Call for Proposals--ALA Annual 2016 in Orlando

by Susan Wynne on Tue, May 3, 2016 at 08:47 am

The ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group is soliciting proposals for presentations at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

The interest group meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W103B.

We are looking for presentations on any aspect of faceted subject access, including, but not limited to:

--User studies on faceted subject use in the library catalog and/or discovery layer

The ALCTS CaMMS Faceted Subject Access Interest Group is soliciting proposals for presentations at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

The interest group meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W103B.

We are looking for presentations on any aspect of faceted subject access, including, but not limited to:

--User studies on faceted subject use in the library catalog and/or discovery layer

--Use of faceted vocabularies in the catalog or other contexts. This could include the use of FAST headings (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), or other vocabularies such as AAT (art and architecture thesaurus), LCGFT (Library of Congress genre/from terms), Medium of performance terms, and others

--Making use of FAST headings from WorldCat records in local catalogs and/or discovery layers

--Training staff, librarians, student workers, etc. to assign FAST (experiences, successes, problems, advice) or other faceted vocabularies

--Using OCLC's FAST prototype tools, i.e., searchFAST, assignFAST, mapFAST, and/or FAST converter

We are seeking presentations of 10-20 minutes in length.  Please send your proposed presentation topic and a brief description to interest group co-chairs Sarah Wallbank (wallbank@uci.edu) and Susan Wynne (swynne@gsu.edu) by May 17, 2016.

Sarah B. Wallbank

Electronic Resources & Serials Cataloging/Metadata Librarian UCI Libraries University of California, Irvine

949-824-4174

wallbank@uci.edu

Susan C. Wynne

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

Georgia State University (Atlanta Campus)

100 Decatur Street SE

Atlanta, GA 30303

404-413-2729

swynne@gsu.edu

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ACRL IS Teaching Methods Committee (Instruction Section)

Event ACRL Instruction Section, Teaching Methods Committee, Virtual Meeting, May 16, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

by Lauren Wahman on Tue, May 3, 2016 at 08:40 am

ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Virtual Meeting
Monday, May 16, 2016
1:00-2:00 pm EDT
http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r3ilwmtyoh6/

AGENDA

ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Virtual Meeting
Monday, May 16, 2016
1:00-2:00 pm EDT
http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r3ilwmtyoh6/

AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Additions to the Agenda
  3. Announcements
  4. Subcommittee Reports
    1. Featured Teaching Librarian
    2. Selected Resources
  5. Virtual Panel Event
    1. Assessment Report
  6. Personal Announcements
  7. Adjourn

If you wish to attend the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact the Chair in advance for
details: Lauren Wahman lauren.wahman@uc.edu

 

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Union Library Workers

Discussion CUNY Faculty to Begin Voting on Possible Strike

by Kathleen McCook on Tue, May 3, 2016 at 06:54 am

After more than six years without a raise, City University of New York faculty will start voting Monday on whether to authorize a strike.

The Professional Staff Congress/CUNY represents 25,000 faculty and staff. Its members have been working without a contract since 2010. Late last year, the system offered what amounted to a six percent raise over six years.

CUNY Faculty to Begin Voting on Possible Strike 

 

Diversity Member Initiative Group

Discussion Diversity Member Interest Group (MIG) Questionnaire - feedback due by May 8th!

by Rebecca Kemp on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 06:35 pm

We've had so many new members that the deadline for submissions has been extended.  Please click the link below to give your feedback on this very short survey!

Thanks!Rebecca & Miguel

 

We've had so many new members that the deadline for submissions has been extended.  Please click the link below to give your feedback on this very short survey!

Thanks!Rebecca & Miguel

 

This questionnaire will help the Diversity Membership Initiative Group better serve our members by providing the appropriate content, activities, events, etc., to build a successful community of practice.

Please be as specific as possible when answering the questionnaire. We appreciate your commitment to our efforts!

Sincerely,
Rebecca Kemp & Miguel Ruiz, Diversity MIG Co-Chairs

Please click on the link to take the questionnaire: http://goo.gl/forms/f55HSpmgeu

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head of Archival Processing, Northwestern University Libraries - IL

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 01:25 pm

Head of Archival Processing

Head of Archival Processing

Professional Librarian Vacancy
Northwestern University Libraries seek an experienced and skilled Head of Archival Processing. As part of a complete administrative reorganization of the Libraries, Archival Processing was established as a unit of the Distinctive Collections group to be the center for all accessioning, physical processing, arrangement, and description of archival materials held by Northwestern’s Distinctive Collections. The Distinctive Collections group—including the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, the Art Library, the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, the Music Library, the Transportation Library, and University Archives—encompasses all of the Libraries’ rare and unique materials and select subject collections of extraordinary depth. Working across these collections, Archival Processing is a collaborative partner in providing access to and ensuring care for the non-book archival materials in these collections, including papers, photographs, digital files, realia, and any resource type.

The Head of Archival Processing plays a key role in the ongoing management of all archival materials by demonstrating strategic vision and operational leadership, directing and supervising Archival Processing staff, applying a thorough knowledge of archival theory and practice to establish policies and workflows, and working closely and collaboratively with curators, processing staff, and others involved in cataloging and preservation across the Libraries. A planned major renovation of facilities will create further opportunities for the Head of Archival Processing to contribute to the overall improvement of how collections are housed, secured, and made available.

General Information
Position Title: Head of Archival Processing
Job Title: Librarian
Supervisor: D. J. Hoek
Department: Distinctive Collections
Unit: University Archives
Percent Full Time: 100%
Status: Open
Available Positions: 1
Date Posted: 05/02/2016
Job Details
Responsibilities:
• Manages accessioning and processing of new archival collections while developing solutions for enhancing access to long-held unprocessed materials. • Establishes policies, plans workflows, and sets priorities for Archival Processing, working responsively and collaboratively with curators, other Archival Processing and Distinctive Collections staff, and key partners from across the Libraries, such as the departments of Preservation, Repository and Digital Curation, Metadata and Discovery Services, Marketing and Communication, and others. • Directly supervises a staff of 4.7 FTE responsible for archives processing and management. • Oversees and engages directly in the preparation of online finding aids, websites, and other resources that provide access to archives in alignment with professional standards and practices. • Contributes to the development and implementation of metadata standards for digitized and born-digital archival materials. • Provides support for public services in Distinctive Collections, including direct user services, instruction, and outreach, as needed. • Represents the Libraries and the University through conference participation, speaking, exhibitions, and other activities relevant to the profession and Northwestern collections. • Participates in planning for the renovation of Deering Library, including management and relocation of collections, redesign and reallocation of stacks spaces, design of staff work areas, and associated user and collections services in the periods prior, during, and after the renovation.
Required Qualifications:
• Graduate degree in librarianship, archival studies, or other relevant discipline or field, with training or experience in special collections or archives. • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience in archival services, including physical processing, preparation of finding aids or other discovery tools, and direct user service. • Expertise in descriptive standards for archival and manuscript materials, especially DACS and EAD, plus familiarity with other relevant standards, such as DublinCore, EAC, MODS, METS, MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCNAF, and LCSH. • Experience working with archival materials in all formats, including born-digital resources, with understanding of associated standards for preservation and metadata. • Facility using an archives information management system, particularly ArchivesSpace. • Knowledge of current and emerging practices for preserving and providing access to archival materials in all formats. • Capability to manage budgets and other resources responsibly and in accordance with priorities of the Libraries and University. • Sensitivity to matters of confidentiality, copyright, and other policy and legal aspects of handling and providing access to personal information, creative works, and other archival materials. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Leadership and management skills necessary to: o Encourage, mentor, and support staff; model self-leadership. o Use shared leadership to harness the energy, resourcefulness, and creativity of everyone in the organization to build sustainable services and solutions in a continually changing environment. o Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning and building an organization where staff members continually expand their own capabilities. o Solicit, respond appropriately, and act on feedback from others o Use vision, understanding, clarity, flexibility, and agility to actively design and manage for the future. o Work well with a diverse set of individuals and different work styles. o Communicate effectively and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. o Use systems thinking; focus on the whole. o Collaborate across the library, with other university departments, and with other research libraries, partners and organizations. o Understand the value of library content and services to the user community, while also ensuring alignment of work with university goals and policies.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Supervisory experience. • Record of professional engagement and contribution. • Experience planning, designing, and managing facilities for the use and storage of rare and unique materials. • Knowledge of one or more European languages.

Information for Librarian Applicants
Library environment:
Northwestern University is a highly selective private university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois and in Doha, Qatar. One of the leading private research libraries in the United States, Northwestern University Library serves the educational and information needs of the NU community as well as scholars around the world. Its collection contains more 6 million volumes, a full array of digital resources, and collections of distinction in African studies, transportation, and 20th Century music. Northwestern is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and participates in programs of the Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC). See more information about University Libraries at: http://www.library.northwestern.edu.

To Apply:
Send PDF formatted document containing letter of application, resume or vita, and names of three references to the attention of Jan Hayes, Head, Organization Development, to libsearches@northwestern.edu. As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: 4/26/16–5/2/16 Creation of division-level goal-area committee: New Roles and Changing Landscapes

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 03:16 pm

The Board is invited to review the Board action form regarding the creation of the New Roles and Changing Landscapes division-level, goal-area committee, and have discussion during the period of 4/26/16–5/2/16. Please post comments below using threaded discussions.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the creation of the New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee during 5/3/16–5/9/16 and confirm its vote at the 2016 Annual Conference.

Thank you,
Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

Universal Accessibility Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion seeking collaborators for accessibility-related ACRL 2017 proposal

by Melissa Green on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 11:44 am

All,

I am working on a proposal for an ACRL 2017 panel session that will examine, through the lens of accessibility, the important developments in technology for academic and research libraries presented in the latest NMC Horizon Report: Library Edition.

All,

I am working on a proposal for an ACRL 2017 panel session that will examine, through the lens of accessibility, the important developments in technology for academic and research libraries presented in the latest NMC Horizon Report: Library Edition.

I offered a similar session on the NMC Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition at the 2015 Accessing Higher Ground conference, and it was a lot of fun to prepare and present. As ACRL has joined forces with the New Media Consortium to produce and distribute the 2017 Library Edition, and the release of the report is scheduled to take place during ACRL 2017, the timing for such a session is great and could generate a lot of interest from ACRL and NMC as well as those attending the conference.

Panel session proposals are due May 6. Please email me by end of day Wednesday, 5/4 if you're interested in serving on the panel.

Melissa Green
Academic Technologies Instruction Librarian
The University of Alabama
mfgreen1@ua.edu

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ACRL 2017 "Find a Proposal Collaborator" Community

Discussion seeking collaborators for accessibility-related ACRL 2017 proposal

by Melissa Green on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 11:44 am

All,

I am working on a proposal for an ACRL 2017 panel session that will examine, through the lens of accessibility, the important developments in technology for academic and research libraries presented in the latest NMC Horizon Report: Library Edition.

All,

I am working on a proposal for an ACRL 2017 panel session that will examine, through the lens of accessibility, the important developments in technology for academic and research libraries presented in the latest NMC Horizon Report: Library Edition.

I offered a similar session on the NMC Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition at the 2015 Accessing Higher Ground conference, and it was a lot of fun to prepare and present. As ACRL has joined forces with the New Media Consortium to produce and distribute the 2017 Library Edition, and the release of the report is scheduled to take place during ACRL 2017, the timing for such a session is great and could generate a lot of interest from ACRL and NMC as well as those attending the conference.

Panel session proposals are due May 6. Please email me by end of day Wednesday, 5/4 if you're interested in serving on the panel.

Melissa Green
Academic Technologies Instruction Librarian
The University of Alabama
mfgreen1@ua.edu

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