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Discussion New job posting: Digital Infrastructure Librarian

by Annie Gaines 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 (non-member) 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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Discussion User Experience / Assessment Librarian job posting

by Emily Stenberg on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 02:50 pm

The University of Louisville Libraries is hiring for the new position of User Experience / Assessment Librarian:

http://louisville.edu/library/jobs/job-opportunities.html

The University of Louisville Libraries is hiring for the new position of User Experience / Assessment Librarian:

http://louisville.edu/library/jobs/job-opportunities.html

The University of Louisville (UofL) Libraries invites applications from creative and self-motivated candidates for the newly-created position of User Experience (UX)/Assessment Librarian.  This dynamic individual will play a key in helping the libraries achieve its 2020 strategic vision of becoming a nationally-recognized model of user-focused, research library services. http://louisville.edu/library/about/docs/Strategic_Plan_2012_2020.pdf

Responsibilities include:  • Collect, analyze and communicate assessment findings to assist the organization in adopting a more data-driven approach to planning and decision-making.  • Lead the Assessment & Resource Planning Team in creating and implementing an innovative and effective assessment program consistent with the libraries strategic initiatives; collaborate on unit-based assessment efforts.  • Interact with the various user communities through formal and informal channels to identify their priorities, needs and experiences related to the University Libraries. • Coordinate the Undergraduate Student Advisory Board and assist with the creation of additional advisory boards representing other user groups.  • Improve and manage the libraries program for gathering, archiving and analyzing local statistics on library usage, collections and services; coordinate the response to recurring surveys (ARL, ACRL, etc.).  • Represent the libraries on assessment issues at the university, regional and national level. • Serve as a liaison to a subject area. • Share expertise through publications, presentations and other forms of scholarship; participate in service to the profession, university or community.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent in library or information science.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated commitment to user services.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a collaborative environment.
  • Experience with surveys and/or other assessment tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social networking and web tools.
  • Potential to meet promotion and tenure requirements.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Additional graduate degree in a related discipline.
  • Experience conducting assessment in a library environment.
  • Project coordination experience.
  • Academic library experience.
  • Library public service experience.
  • Experience with library statistics collection and analysis.

This is a full-time, tenure-track position reporting to the Associate Dean for Assessment, Personnel & Research. The anticipated initial rank is Assistant Professor, however the entry rank and salary of the successful candidate are dependent on experience and qualifications.  The University Libraries offer a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days.

The University of Louisville (http://louisville.edu) is a Carnegie research university serving 21,000 students in the state’s largest urban area. With a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs and over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs, the University also has as a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. The University Libraries (http://library.louisville.edu) joined the 126-member Association of Research Libraries in 2002. The city of Louisville (http://www.gotolouisville.com) offers hospitality, warmth and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living alongside major city amenities such as world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining, and a nationally-acclaimed parks system.

Nominations are sought and welcome.  Applications should be submitted electronically to UofL’s Human Resources office at http://louisville.edu/hr/employment/applicants (Job ID #28038).  Attach a single file to the online application that includes a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest detailing your relevant experience, strengths and accomplishments, and the contact information for three references.  The Search Committee will begin a confidential review of completed applications on April 15, 2012; the position is open until filled. Questions about the position or application process may be addressed to:

Claudene Sproles
Government Documents Librarian
Ekstrom Library
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY  40292
(502) 852-6076
caspro01@louisville.edu

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

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Discussion Emerging Leaders on the 2012 ALA Ballot

by Angela Nolet on Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Hello All,

In the past we have started a list of all the EL's who are on the ballot. I hope all of you on the ballot will comment with your name and what you are up for.

Thanks and good luck!

Angela Nolet

2010 EL

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