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Discussion List of How To Videos for New Connect

by Pamela Akins (staff) on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 03:50 pm

Below is a list of tasks users will learn during each of the five Tracks of Training being offered on the New ALA Connect.

This list will become the link list to video shorts, as well as compose the Table of Contents for the written training documentation.  Video duration will be added to each line as each video is posted. Your feedback, FAQs, suggested terms for our wiki Glossary in the new system and other help is welcome and appreciated.

All Users

Below is a list of tasks users will learn during each of the five Tracks of Training being offered on the New ALA Connect.

This list will become the link list to video shorts, as well as compose the Table of Contents for the written training documentation.  Video duration will be added to each line as each video is posted. Your feedback, FAQs, suggested terms for our wiki Glossary in the new system and other help is welcome and appreciated.

All Users

Welcome and Intro (2 min 7 sec)

Track 1: Basic Member Training Track (80% - Rock Bottom Basics)

  • What is Connect? Why use it?
  • Where/How to Login
  • Find their Groups (Ways to Navigate between ALA, Divisions, Offices & Round Tables)
  • Add/Contribute to Discussion
  • Conduct Basic Search
  • Update their Profile (manage opt-outs)
  • Browse/Join Communities
  • Find More resources (Glossary, FAQs, Help Videos, Additional Training)

Track 2: Member Leader Training Track - (20% - Basic/Intermediate):

  • Find their Groups (Ways to Navigate between ALA, Divisions, Offices & Round Tables)
  • Browse/Search Join Communities
  • Request a New Community
  • Add/Contribute to Discussion
  • Post to Community Repository
  • Post to Public Repository
  • Conduct Basic Content Search
  • Advanced Search People
  • Update their Profile (manage opt-outs)
  • Update Demographics
  • Manage their Account (Passwords, communication preferences, Inbox)
  • Connect with Other Members (Networks, Add to Contacts)
  • Find More resources (Glossary, FAQs, Help Videos, Additional Training)

Track 3: Staff Training

  • All tasks from Track 2
  • Understand the nesting model and the term “micro-site” as it relates in Connect
  • Access Staff Training Videos and Info from HR (later phase?) / Join Staff group (later phase)

Track 4: Community Admin (Advanced Tasks requiring elevated rights)

  • All tasks from Tracks 2 and 3
  • How to Moderate Messages, what happens when you Reject a message
  • Understand the nesting model and the term “micro-site” as it relates in Connect
  • Post Announcements to the community home page
  • Update HTML on Community Home Pages
  • Manage Google Docs and posting other resource links [ie. Adobe Connect links for Chat] to micro-site home page Add Polls (using Wufoo or QuizMaker) to the Community home page (3rd party widget)
  • Understand capabilities and differences between
    iMIS controlled groups [Committees] vs Higher Logic groups [Communities]

Track 5: Site Admin (Advanced Tasks requiring elevated rights)

  • All tasks from Tracks 2, 3 and 4
  • Post Announcements to the micro-site home page
  • Update HTML on micro-site Home Page
  • Add Poll to micro-site home page (3rd party widget)
  • Understand site reporting
  • Update footer links [social media]
  • Update the micro-site home page background color theme
  • Update logo on micro-site home page

 

Additional Training Resources:

  • Full ALA Connect Training Documentation
  • ALA Connect Best Practices 
  • ALA Connect Terms of Use
  • ALA Connect Frequently Asked Questions
  • Governance Staff: Manage the Council Documents
  • Governance Staff: Manage the Committee on Committees
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Discussion Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian(Tenure-Track), Portland State University (apply by Aug 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 02:07 pm

POSITION: Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian/ Assistant Professor /
Tenure-Track
LOCATION: Portland State University Library, Portland, OR
POSTED: July 26, 2017, open until finalists identified

POSITION: Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian/ Assistant Professor /
Tenure-Track
LOCATION: Portland State University Library, Portland, OR
POSTED: July 26, 2017, open until finalists identified

Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, Portland State has an innovative approach to education that combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.

PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community.

As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens.

Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. This policy implements state and federal laws. Inquiries about it should be directed to the Office of Equity and Compliance, 1600 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 830, Portland, OR 97201, 503-725-5919, or via email to: diversity@pdx.edu.

Position Summary
The Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian consults and collaborates with scholars; participates in a dynamic instructional program, including classroom and online instruction; provides reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the community; and selects information resources to support the instructional and research needs of a diverse institution. This position has primary responsibility for representing PSU Library in the shared Oregon regional federal repository; professional engagement with other government documents librarians and the Government Printing Office on issues of mutual concern; the development and maintenance of the FDLP and Oregon Documents collections; the creation and maintenance of research guides and web pages related to local, state, federal, and international government documents in all formats; and relevant reference and instruction. This position serves as the Library’s lead on data management services, working with other campus units, and providing support to faculty, staff, students, and fellow librarians on activities such as data management planning, data documentation, preservation and sharing. This position also serves as the liaison to academic units such as International and Global Studies, Economics, etc., depending on the needs of the Library. Some evening and weekend instruction and/or reference duty is required. Portland State University faculty members contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and the University, engage in community and professional service, and pursue an active scholarly agenda including publication, and research, and seeking grants as appropriate. This full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position reports to the Research & Instruction Services Manager.

Key Cultural Competencies
• Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
• Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
• Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Responsibilities
• Maintains government document depository arrangements as mandated by state and federal laws and regulations.
• Contributes to regional and national cooperative efforts in the promotion and use of government information.
• Supports the instructional and research needs of assigned units. Collaborates with these units in assessing information needs and the availability of information resources; cultivates bridges for service and teaching; works with teaching faculty to develop discipline-appropriate instruction; and provides research consultations for faculty and students.
• Works with faculty, students, academic units, research centers, relevant campus units and library teams on managing, describing, preserving, and making accessible research data.
• Works collaboratively with subject librarians to develop liaison activities relating to data management and government information.
• Participates in the Library's information literacy and general instruction program, face-to-face and online. Shares in the development and delivery of course-related instruction in the general education program.
• Provides reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the community at the reference desk and through various information and communications technologies. May include some evening and weekend hours.
• Develops physical and online learning objects and research guides.
• Participates in continual library planning and assessment activities, including the collection of relevant data on inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
• Maintains awareness of scholarly communication and copyright issues in general and within assigned disciplines and contributes to advocacy efforts. Keeps colleagues informed of current issues and developments in liaison areas.
• Occasionally directs the work of part-time student employees or interns.

Research/Scholarly Activities
• Pursues an active publication and research agenda.
• Meets expectations for faculty scholarship in accordance with the Library and University’s promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review guidelines.

University Service Activities
• Supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the Library and the University.
• Establishes short and long-range goals, objectives, and priorities; aligned with those of the Library and the University.
• Contributes to the work of relevant Library and University committees and workgroups.
• Supports Library and University development efforts.

Professional Service Activities
• Contributes to the work of professional associations: local, regional, national, or international.
• Maintains current professional expertise through participation in workshops, classes, professional associations and networks, and through continued awareness of the scholarly literature.

Other Responsibilities
• Engages in community endeavors that may benefit from one’s professional expertise, and be a good ambassador for the University.
• Contributes to a positive and collaborative environment based on mutual respect, service, open communication, and cooperation.
• Maintains effective and productive communications with colleagues, administrators, and community users and organizations.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
• Two years of full-time, post-MLS experience as a librarian.
• Experience in at least two of these areas: serving as a liaison to academic departments; teaching or training; delivering reference services; and collection development.
• Professional experience working with government information resources.
• Ability to successfully complete a background check and provide transcripts.

Preferred Qualifications
• Academic or research library experience.
• Experience with information literacy concepts.
• Degree in social sciences or prior experience as a liaison working with social science departments.
• Understanding of data management practices and outreach responsibilities associated with data management.
• Evidence of professional service and scholarship.
• Demonstrated commitment to practices facilitating diversity and inclusion.
• Effective communications and collaboration skills.
• Flexibility and the ability to work positively in a fast-paced, changing environment while collaborating with diverse colleagues, faculty, students, and the community.

Compensation
The salary is $70,236 with an excellent benefits package.

To Apply
To apply, please create an account and apply through the Portland State University career portal:
https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/24017

Review of applicants will begin approximately August 25, 2017, and will remain open until finalists are identified.

For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Portland State University, please call 503-725-4926 or email askhrc@pdx.edu

Please email search coordinator Stephanie Doig with any questions regarding this job posting.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

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Discussion Full-time children's/teen services librarian,Portsmouth Public Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 02:05 pm

The Portsmouth Public Library is hiring a full time children's/teen services librarian! This is a new position, and we are excited to receive cover letters and resumes from the best, brightest, most creative, and innovative children’s/teen librarians and related professionals from around the country. 

http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/employment.htm#lib1y

The Portsmouth Public Library is hiring a full time children's/teen services librarian! This is a new position, and we are excited to receive cover letters and resumes from the best, brightest, most creative, and innovative children’s/teen librarians and related professionals from around the country. 

http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/employment.htm#lib1y

Librarian I – Youth Services Department
DEPARTMENT: Library
POSITION TITLE: Librarian I – Youth Services Department
CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 9
SALARY RANGE:$41,322-$50,123

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience. Candidates must also have advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library services to children, teens and caregivers; a solid foundation in theories of infant, child and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service; and knowledge and appreciation of children's and teen literature.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Participates in numerous aspects of youth and teen services such as, but not limited to: reference, readers’ advisory, outreach visits, grant writing, donation requests, budget allocation, promotion and advertising, establishing community liaisons, attending professional workshops, training of new staff, staying current in library services, implementing new ideas, among other responsibilities.
  2. Participates in materials selection and maintenance of youth and teen information resources, cultural materials, supplies and other collections.
  3. Directs students to academic research sources and delivers other customer reference services.
  4. Acts as a liaison to schools and other civic organizations serving youth and teens to actively promote library services.
  5. Participates in departmental social media efforts
  6. Participates in planning and implementation of library programs
  7. Assists with library outreach activities.
  8. Assists in promoting library services by creating displays and other publicity.
  9. Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned

Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved. 

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ACRL CLS Nominating 2018 Committee (College Libraries Section)

Discussion ACRL/CLS Nominating Committee meeting announcement

by Jane Currie on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 01:51 pm

The ACRL/CLS Nominating Committee will meet online beginning at 12:00 noon Central Time on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.  An agenda is attached.  The meeting is not open to guests because of the confidential nature of this committee's work.

RUSA Board of Directors

Discussion Agenda, RUSA Board, July 27, 2017

by Chris LeBeau on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Draft

1:00 PM CDT

Draft

1:00 PM CDT

Access link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r4d92kzi28br/
Optional call-in number: 1-866-718-7314
Participant Code: 92491678#

Landing Page: http://connect.ala.org/node/268918
 
1. Approval of Agenda - C.LeBEAU

1a. President's Report - C. LeBEAU

2. NEW BUSINESS / BOARD ACTION ITEMS :

2a. Appoint Restructuring Implementation Task Force/Charge ^ - C. LeBEAU

2b. Proposal to change "RUSA Quarterly Update" to "RUSA Section Update" ^ - C. SCHUETZ

2c. Conference Planning - ALA's Remodel Schedule ^ - C. LeBEAU

3. DISCUSSION/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

3a. Update on Volunteer-Office Staff working relationship - C. LeBEAU

3b. RUSA Executive Director Search update ^  - A. MCMANUS

3c. Charges for New Committees ^ - update - B. GERMAN
      (documents are attached for board to review; please review and be prepared to vote at next board meeting)

3d. RUSA Archive Task Force - C. LeBEAU

3e. Emerging Leader - C. LEBEAU

3f. Standard Board Meeting time- C. LeBEAU

2:00 Orientation for New Board Members and Leadership ^ - MCMANUS
         (Anyone not needing orientation is free to leave)

 

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Discussion Data Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 11:18 am

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of Data Services Librarian.

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of Data Services Librarian. The main roles of this position will be to populate and promote the Library’s Data Catalog by creating and curating metadata to describe datasets generated by researchers in the schools of the health sciences (Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Public Health) and to plan and conduct outreach efforts to encourage data catalog contributions.  For a complete description view:  http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/about/positions/

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Discussion Digital Library Services Developer, Northeastern University, Snell Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 11:16 am

Digital Library Services Developer
Northeastern University, Snell Library

As part of our expanding work in the fields of digital humanities, digital libraries, data management, data visualization, and integrated digital repository services we are looking for a creative developer who enjoys working on challenging projects in a highly collaborative environment. 

Does this sound like you?  Are you a confident, fast learner who is equally comfortable with collaborative development, thoughtful experimentation, and critical system support? 

Digital Library Services Developer
Northeastern University, Snell Library

As part of our expanding work in the fields of digital humanities, digital libraries, data management, data visualization, and integrated digital repository services we are looking for a creative developer who enjoys working on challenging projects in a highly collaborative environment. 

Does this sound like you?  Are you a confident, fast learner who is equally comfortable with collaborative development, thoughtful experimentation, and critical system support? 

If so, you might want to be our new Digital Library Services Developer.

As a member of the Northeastern University Libraries’ development team, you will have opportunities to participate in grant-funded research, collaborate on cutting-edge digital scholarship projects, and lead the development of new tools and services. You will get to contribute to the development and customization of key library systems, including our Samvera-based digital repository architecture, a digital humanities workflow system, integrated data management, preservation, analysis, and visualization systems, and real-time connections between the Library’s management system (Alma) and its Drupal-based website.  And, of course, whatever comes next!

As a Digital Library Services Developer, you will design, program, and/or adapt existing web tools to augment and enhance the Library’s various web-based system, and will develop customized and project-specific solutions in JavaScript, PHP/Perl, CSS and other related web technologies. You will enjoy collaborations with library colleagues, as well as colleagues in ITS and across campus, and with partners in multi-institutional projects.   You will be able to design and monitor projects for student development teams and engage in the ongoing evaluation of emerging academic and library technologies.  

Here are the skills and experience we are seeking:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Excellent knowledge of database-driven web development using PHP.
  • Significant experience with front-end development (CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, etc.).
  • Significant experience with Drupal, including customization of Drupal modules preferred
  • Significant experience with front-end development -- tools, techniques and workflow automation (using CSS and preprocessors, XHTML, JavaScript/JQuery, git/github, bootstrap responsive design framework, etc.).
  • Knowledge of current web development standards and cross platform compatibility and accessibility techniques 
  • Experience with Ruby-on-Rails and ANGULARJS would be a plus!

If you are interested in exploring new ways that technology can support the evolution of library services and enhance research in the humanities and social sciences, we would like very much to hear from you.   For more information about this position, please visit http://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/49579.

 

 

 

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