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Online Doc Social Sciences Data Librarian job posting

by Elizabeth Berman on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 11:42 am

Social Sciences Data Librarian
http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/  Job Number: 17001274
 

Social Sciences Data Librarian
http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/  Job Number: 17001274
 
Tisch Library at Tufts University is seeking an innovative, knowledgeable, and collaborative Social Sciences Data Librarian. The Research & Instruction department consists of three disciplinary teams (Sciences & Engineering, SocialSciences, and Arts & Humanities) and the Digital Design Studio, and is responsible for working with students, faculty, and staff to incorporate information literacy into the curriculum; designing and delivering course-based and open workshops; providing research consultation services; and developing new services and programs to support teaching, learning, research, and scholarship at Tufts.
 
Reporting to the Social Sciences Team Lead, the Social Sciences Data Librarian leads the development and provision of library services in the discovery and use of locally and externally available datasets by researchers across departments and programs in the social sciences. Working with a broad range of researchers, this position will build relationships with faculty and students, increase the visibility of available data resources and services, and meet curricular needs in the use of data-related library resources and services by providing individual research support consultations, group instruction sessions, and other programming as required.Collaborating with the Research Data Librarian, this position will also support data management activities on campus.
 
The Social Sciences Data Librarian works closely with staff in the Data Lab, a campus space for methodological and technological services and support for data reference, analysis, and visualization; this work includes supervising graduate student data consultants and supporting open workshops on a range of data-related topics.
 
As a participant in the library liaison program, this position will provide liaison services for two or more departments in the social sciences, including outreach and collections work, as well as provide instruction for the First-Year Writing program and serve scheduled shifts at the Research Hub.
 
Tufts University is student-centered research university that cultivates an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. The Tisch Library is on theMedford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA, and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer.
 

Qualifications
Basic Requirements

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or
  • equivalent
  • Experience with library research tools relevant to the social sciences.
  • Familiarity with data discovery, analytical techniques, and statistical methodologies applicable to the social sciences.
  • Experience building relationships in an academic setting, and/or working with/supporting students and faculty in academic departments via outreach,research assistance, or teaching.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to outstanding public service.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as take initiative on independent projects.
  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in the social sciences or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative software packages utilized in the social
  • sciences, such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, or R.
  • Experience teaching in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge surrounding the application of Geographical Information Systems and related software.
  • Experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
  • Collection development experience.

Review of applications will begin May 31, 2017. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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Discussion PLA conference applications due soon

by Manya Shorr on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:34 am

Hi everyone,

 The Public Library Association is already counting down to the PLA 2018 Conference. One of the most rewarding aspects of PLA Conference is the array of educational programming that comes from our members, other public library professionals, and experts outside the field. PLA 2018 will challenge its attendees to Imagine the Possibilities—both at conference and back in their libraries and communities.

Hi everyone,

 The Public Library Association is already counting down to the PLA 2018 Conference. One of the most rewarding aspects of PLA Conference is the array of educational programming that comes from our members, other public library professionals, and experts outside the field. PLA 2018 will challenge its attendees to Imagine the Possibilities—both at conference and back in their libraries and communities.

 PLA is also exploring how to make our conference more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Our first step includes seeking and strongly encouraging submissions from marginalized groups including women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities. PLA may be able to provide support in completing the proposal form and/or mentoring for first-time presenters.

 We hope that you or your colleagues will consider submitting a proposal for a preconference or program. The deadline for submitting proposals is April 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Visit placonference.org/proposals to learn more, and please let me know if you have any questions!

 Manya

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Discussion In Memory of Robert Jones Jr.

by Beatrice Calvin (staff) on Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 11:30 am

It is with sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news that Emerging Leader (2011 class) Robert Leroy Jones Jr., born April 5, 1978, departed this life on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at St. John's Hospital. Robert was 38. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 908 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Springfield, IL 62703. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., one hour prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. 

 

It is with sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news that Emerging Leader (2011 class) Robert Leroy Jones Jr., born April 5, 1978, departed this life on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at St. John's Hospital. Robert was 38. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 908 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Springfield, IL 62703. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., one hour prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. 

 

For more details, to submit condolences, or to sign an online guest book, visit: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/sj-r/robert-leroy-jones-condolences/180581761?cid=full

 

As part of the Emerging Leaders class of 2011, Robert was a member of the ALA Chapter Relations team (E) which worked on the Money Smart Week Website.  His team members included Keith Hanson, Mandy Knapp, Elizabeth Lighthipe, and Jessica Sender.

 

In addition, Robert Jones Jr. received the prestigious Spectrum Scholarship from the American Library Association in 2007 while pursuing his graduate degree at the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign.  As an Illinois recipient of the scholarship, Jones received additional tuition support from the Sylvia Murphy Williams Fund, administered by the Illinois Library Association.  In 2011, Jones was selected as an ALA Emerging Leader.  In November 2010, Jones was selected in a highly competitive process to serve as one of 35 National Field Recruiters in the ALA Discovering Librarianship project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  This project enlisted early career librarians of color to serve as ambassadors and to develop a resonant professional brand. The cohort branded themselves the Knowledge Alliance--a diverse network of culturally competent recruiters who provide initial support for career exploration and ongoing mentoring to individuals entering the profession. The Knowledge Alliance reached over 36,000 career seekers with its exhibit, and provided 174 individuals with graduate degree preparation workshops in five cities.  Robert helped organize the Chicago workshop held in May 2014, exhibited at college fairs across the state of Illinois from 2012-2014, assisted recruiters with 2014 events in New York.  He mentored youth across the country and shared his passion for the profession while generously supporting high school and college students in all of their educational endeavors.  Jones co-presented “Rebranding Librarianship: Building a Knowledge Alliance” with Steven D. Booth, Deana Greenfield, Isabel Gonzalez, Hannah Lee, and Holly A. Smith) at the American Library Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Knowledge Alliance and the Spectrum Scholars celebrate all Robert did to advocate for the important role libraries have in our communities. His impact on professional colleagues and youth will be remembered as we miss his joyful, kind, and constant support. 

 

The American Library Association expresses its deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.  

 

Beatrice Calvin, CDF

Emerging Leaders Project Manager

Manager, Professional Development

Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment

ALAAmericanLibraryAssociation

50 E. Huron St.

Chicago, IL  60611

bcalvin@ala.org

800/545-2433 ext. 4280

312/280-4280

 

 

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Discussion New job posting: Digital Infrastructure Librarian

by Annie Gaines (non-member) on Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 02:16 pm

About the Position

The University of Idaho Library invites applications from innovative and service-oriented individuals for the position of Digital Infrastructure Librarian. The person in this position will work closely with the Head of Technical Services, members of the Data and Digital Services unit, the staff of the Technical Services Department, and the Northwest Knowledge Network (the university’s data management service center).

About the Position

The University of Idaho Library invites applications from innovative and service-oriented individuals for the position of Digital Infrastructure Librarian. The person in this position will work closely with the Head of Technical Services, members of the Data and Digital Services unit, the staff of the Technical Services Department, and the Northwest Knowledge Network (the university’s data management service center).

An ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, an agile and flexible approach to working with technology, and the ability to adapt to an evolving environment. The University of Idaho library currently has established digital collectionsextensive geospatial data resources, and is implementing an institution-wide instance of VIVO. As a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the library collaborates extensively with thirty-six other academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest.
As a member of the University of Idaho faculty, the successful candidate is expected to participate in planning and governance, to be able to work comfortably in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally in research, outreach and professional service.

An ideal candidate will be intellectually curious with a desire for continuous learning, enthusiastically contribute to the University’s research, teaching and outreach programs, explore emerging technologies with regard to potential library applications, and be committed to the ideals of faculty service.

Job Duties: 

Teaching and Learning:

The successful applicant will support the University of Idaho’s mission by making information resources available, findable, and usable by: providing support for digital and data initiatives in the Library, primarily for metadata and associated technologies; developing, implementing, and refining metadata, ontologies, and controlled vocabularies to enhance information organization, discovery, and use; efficiently managing large sets of metadata records; overseeing interoperability of library systems (e.g., harvesting records for display in the library’s discovery interface); and serving as a resource to library employees for questions concerning database maintenance, metadata standards, interoperability of systems, and workflow.

There are also Scholarly, Outreach, and Service portions of the job duties.

For the full listing, go here: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/8132

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • Coursework, training, or experience with Dublin Core or discipline-specific descriptive metadata schemas, e.g. FGDC-CSDGM or DDI.
  • Coursework, training, or experience with XML and XSLT.
  • Ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively in a collegial environment.
  • Ability to meet requirements for promotion and tenure.
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Non-MARC metadata coursework beyond the basic or introductory level.
  • Informatics, research data management, digital archives, or GIS background.
  • Demonstrated ability to use scripting language(s) to transform metadata.
  • Experience with HTML/CSS and other web technologies.
  • Experience with metadata on a professional or paraprofessional level (preferably in an academic library).
  • Experience implementing, maintaining, and configuring library applications and systems.
  • Familiarity with METS and MODS.
  • Experience working in an academic library, particularly with data management systems or institutional repositories.
  • Research interests that could lead to scholarly publication.
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Discussion New Job Posting: Instructional Services Librarian

by Rebecca Hyde on Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 02:05 pm

 

Instructional Services Librarian, Saint Louis University

 

Instructional Services Librarian, Saint Louis University

Are you passionate about Information Literacy, instruction, and student learning?  Do you like to delve into instructional design?  Pius XII Memorial Library at Saint Louis University is actively looking for enthusiastic candidates for the position of Instructional Services Librarian.

Job duties include: 

  • Provide leadership and expertise in the library’s instruction program.
  • Collaborate on the design and development of high quality learning materials.
  • Create information literacy content.
  • Liaise with academic departments and units including, School for Professional Studies and English for Academic Purposes.

 Required qualifications include: 

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science.
  • Demonstrated commitment to instruction and information literacy.
  • Experience designing and creating tutorials, learning objects, or other curricular resources.

For a full position description, please see http://lib.slu.edu/about/employment.

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service. All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu and include a cover letter addressing qualifications for position, application, curriculum vita, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current professional references (university placement file is not acceptable). Please refer to Requisition Number 20141104. All other correspondence regarding this position may be sent to Instructional Services Librarian Search Committee, Pius XII Memorial Library, 3650 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-3302. 

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and application from women and minorities. For information about Pius XII Memorial Library, see http://lib.slu.edu.

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Event BITES with LIRT (Midwinter) - Philadelphia, PA, January 25, 2014

by Ning Zou on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 08:51 am

Happy New Year!

LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table) is organizing "Bites with LIRT" groups for lunch at moderately priced restaurants during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This is your opportunity to meet other librarians interested in library instruction while enjoying lunch in a local restaurant.

Happy New Year!

LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table) is organizing "Bites with LIRT" groups for lunch at moderately priced restaurants during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This is your opportunity to meet other librarians interested in library instruction while enjoying lunch in a local restaurant.

LIRT welcomes anyone who has an interest in instruction from all types of libraries. You need not be a member of LIRT to participate. We hope you will join us in this opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences about library instruction in a relaxed setting. Enjoy a stimulating and fun lunch with LIRT -- good food, good company, and interesting conversation. We will make the arrangements; all you have to do is reserve your spot at : http://fleetwood.baylor.edu/lirt/bitesmw.php and show up! Deadline is January 20.

We look forward to seeing you at the Bites with LIRT!

Ken Orenic and Ning Zou, Co-Chairs, membership committee, LIRT

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Event BITES with LIRT (Midwinter) - Philadelphia, PA, January 26, 2014

by Ning Zou on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 08:50 am

Happy New Year!

LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table) is organizing "Bites with LIRT" groups for lunch at moderately priced restaurants during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This is your opportunity to meet other librarians interested in library instruction while enjoying lunch in a local restaurant.

Happy New Year!

LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table) is organizing "Bites with LIRT" groups for lunch at moderately priced restaurants during the ALA Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This is your opportunity to meet other librarians interested in library instruction while enjoying lunch in a local restaurant.

LIRT welcomes anyone who has an interest in instruction from all types of libraries. You need not be a member of LIRT to participate. We hope you will join us in this opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences about library instruction in a relaxed setting. Enjoy a stimulating and fun lunch with LIRT -- good food, good company, and interesting conversation. We will make the arrangements; all you have to do is reserve your spot at : http://fleetwood.baylor.edu/lirt/bitesmw.php and show up! Deadline is January 20.

We look forward to seeing you at the Bites with LIRT!

 

Ken Orenic and Ning Zou, Co-Chairs, membership committee, LIRT

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Discussion invitation to apply for LLAMA mentoring program

by Brook Minner on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 10:39 am

Dear ALA Members:

The LLAMA Mentoring Committee has begun recruiting mentors and mentees for our July 2014-June 2015 year. The mentoring program pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders.

For mentors, it is a chance to pass on your experience and knowledge by working one-on-one with an enthusiastic colleague who is ready to learn and benefit from your experience.

For mentees, it is a great opportunity to learn from an accomplished leader how to:

Dear ALA Members:

The LLAMA Mentoring Committee has begun recruiting mentors and mentees for our July 2014-June 2015 year. The mentoring program pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders.

For mentors, it is a chance to pass on your experience and knowledge by working one-on-one with an enthusiastic colleague who is ready to learn and benefit from your experience.

For mentees, it is a great opportunity to learn from an accomplished leader how to:

. explore your leadership potential

.demonstrate leadership in your current position

.acquire the skills, attitudes and relationships that you will need to move into leadership roles.

Participants must be ALA and LLAMA members as of the start of the program, and must either attend the Mentor/Mentee orientation at ALA Annual or be able to participate in a virtual orientation at a time to be determined.

The deadline to apply to become a mentor or mentee is January 30, 2014. To apply, go to:

Mentor: https:// www.surveymonkey.com/s/SW9LV2Q

Mentee:: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8M6PS2R

For more information on the program, contact Debbie Tenofsky at tenofsdg@uc.edu

Thank you- Brook Minner, Joyce Wright, and Melissa Laning, LLAMA Mentoring Committee members.

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Online Doc NMRT selects Tkacik as 2014 Emerging Leader

by Kirby McCurtis on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 03:00 pm

NMRT is excited to announce Kate Tkacik as our 2014 sponsored Emerging Leader. Please see attached news release.

 

Kirby McCurtis,

NMRT Secretary

EL Class of 2010

Discussion New Leadership Development Opportunity

by Beatrice Calvin (staff) on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 07:15 am

 

 

Applications are still being accepted for the new ALA Leadership Institute.  The institute has been developed for mid-career librarians ready for the next step toward effective leadership.

 

Maureen Sullivan and Kathryn Deiss are leading the institute at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, Illinois, August 12–15, 2013, and this first year it’s subsidized so total cost excluding travel is $750. The application deadline is May 10

 

For more information visit:

http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/inside-scoop/new-ala-leadership-institute

 

 

Beatrice Calvin

Emerging Leaders Program Coordinator

Program Officer, Placement/Recruitment

Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment

American Library Association

50 E. Huron St.

Chicago, IL  60611

bcalvin@ala.org

800/545-2433 ext. 4280

312/280-4280

www.ala.org/hrdr

 

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