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ALCTS PARS Preservation Metadata Interest Group

Discussion ALCTS PARS Preservation Metadata IG at ALA Annual 2017

by Jennifer Mullins on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 10:57 am

Please join us for the ALCTS PARS Preservation Metadata Interest Group Meeting at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago. Our program will begin with a short business meeting and the election of an incoming co-chair.

 

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Location: McCormick Place, W190b

Please join us for the ALCTS PARS Preservation Metadata Interest Group Meeting at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago. Our program will begin with a short business meeting and the election of an incoming co-chair.

 

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Location: McCormick Place, W190b

Add this meeting to your schedule: https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&Pr...

 

Overview of the PEGI Project and Preservation Metadata

Martin Halbert, Dean of Libraries, University of North Texas

Robbie Sittel, Eagle Commons Library Head and Government Information Librarian, University of North Texas

David Walls, Preservation Librarian, US Government Printing Office

Librarians, technologists, and other information professionals from the Center for Research Libraries, the Government Publishing Office (GPO), the University of North Texas, the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Missouri, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Stanford University are undertaking a two year project to address national concerns regarding the preservation of electronic government information (PEGI) by cultural memory organizations for long term use by the citizens of the United States. The PEGI project has been informed by a series of meetings between university librarians, information professionals, and representatives of federal agencies, including the Government Publishing Office and the National Archives and Records Administration. The focus of the PEGI proposal is at-risk government digital information of long term historical significance.  For more details, see: https://www.crl.edu/preservation-electronic-government-information-pegi

 

Making the Link: Preservation metadata for analog and digital materials

Brenna Campbell, Rare Books Conservator, Princeton University

Bethany Davis, Digital Processing Coordinator Librarian, University of Iowa

In recent years, the content of the Preservation Metadata Interest Group’s meetings has focused on questions surrounding preservation metadata for a wide array of digital objects. Nevertheless, preserved materials also exist in a variety of analog formats. This presentation will explore the assumptions underlying the observed digital focus of the interest group and discuss areas of overlap and difference between preservation metadata for digital and analog objects. It will also briefly summarize work to date on efforts to link preservation metadata for analog objects (also called conservation documentation) to existing bibliographic records and propose a new, closer alliance between professionals tasked with the preservation of digital and analog collections.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

Daniel Johnson Preservation Metadata IG Co-Chair (2016-2018)

Digital Preservation Librarian

University of Iowa

daniel-h-johnson@uiowa.edu

 

Jenny Mullins, Preservation Metadata IG Co-Chair (2015-2017)

Interim Head of Preservation Services

Digital Preservation Librarian

Dartmouth College Library

Jennifer.L.Mullins@dartmouth.edu

 

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Discussion Law Reference Librarian, University of Oregon (apply by June 22)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 09:59 am

Law Reference Librarian, John E. Jaqua Law Library (University of Oregon - Eugene, OR)

Law Reference Librarian, John E. Jaqua Law Library (University of Oregon - Eugene, OR)

The John E. Jaqua Law Library at the University of Oregon is currently hiring for a Law Reference Librarian. Reporting to the senior Law Reference Librarian, this position provides instructional and research services as a member of the reference team. They work collaboratively with the other law librarians and student reference assistants on team projects. They use specialized subject knowledge and expertise to teach legal research skills, support faculty scholarship, and perform collection development services including the selection of library materials. They will participate in departmental planning and administrative duties. They also participate in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field, and to meet UO Libraries faculty criteria for promotion and retention. They actively contribute to the University’s goals regarding equity and inclusion. The full job posting, including application instructions, may be found here: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520371/law-reference-librarian

Review of applications will begin June 22, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

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AASL (The American Association of School Librarians)

Discussion Job Posting: Library Instructor at St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School (SF)

by Christina Wenger on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 04:05 pm

Hello everyone. 

 
We're looking for a teammate to join me here at St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School. The job listing is here. I'll post the job description below, as well. Please share this with whomever you think is qualified and interested.
 

Library Instructor

Hello everyone. 

 
We're looking for a teammate to join me here at St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School. The job listing is here. I'll post the job description below, as well. Please share this with whomever you think is qualified and interested.
 

Library Instructor

We are looking for a teacher-at-heart who is passionate about reader engagement, technological innovation, and informational literacy. This person must be able to work a 9:00 am to 5:00 pm schedule.

Responsibilities
Teach:

  • Model curiosity, problem solving, and critical thinking.
  • Teach classes how to use physical and digital library resources for specific projects.
  • Tutor individuals how to find resources that support their needs.
  • Support student needs by working at the desk, checking out tools and resources, and answering student questions.
  • Be a "warm demander" of student behavior and academic performance.

Renovate, Implement, and Assess Technology:

  • Determine library technology needs and develop, implement, and assess plans to meet those needs.
  • Monitor equipment performance and inventory.
  • Make technology recommendations based on current Ed tech research.
  • Support student technology use (troubleshoot, teach, model).
  • Represent library on the Ed Tech committee.

Problem Solve:

  • Take initiative in performing general day-to-day library tasks and creating new learning opportunities for students.
  • Work towards developing reading engagement throughout the school community.
  • Collaborate with library team on vision, uses of library space, and resources.
  • Collaborate with teachers to build learning opportunities based on curricular needs.
  • Calm frustrated students and support them with resources that can enhance their academic lives.
  • Maintain the delicate balance of happy, comfortable, and work-friendly in the library atmosphere.

Engage with the Community:

  • Participate in library professional networks (e.g. BAISL).
  • Moderate a co-curricular activity.
  • Participate in student retreats.
  • Attend Ignatian Evening.
  • Attend all faculty retreats.

Required Experience

  • Minimum three years of classroom teaching at the middle or high school level.
  • Deep integration of technology into the classroom.
  • MLS or MILS preferred, but not required.
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Discussion Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship - Snell Library, Northeastern University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:51 pm

Snell Library, Northeastern University
Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship

Why work for Northeastern?

Snell Library, Northeastern University
Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship

Why work for Northeastern?

Join a leading R1 institution committed to intensive research and deep, meaningful educational experiences for students at all levels. Here you’ll find innovative thinking on higher education where experiential learning is central to the mission.  In this landscape University Libraries are a vital partner in learning, teaching, and research, serving a vibrant urban campus and global online community.  Unique space planning initiatives, new collaborations with key partners, and a commitment to experiential learning, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and supporting the research lifecycle shape the library’s innovative spirit and strategic directions.

What’s the job?

The Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship leads research and instruction services in support of STEM and business-related schools and affiliated labs, centers, and institutes.  You’ll supervise talented staff and shape core teaching and learning activities including course-integration strategies, collection development, and research consultation services.  Working collaboratively across the library and beyond, you’ll help launch an online learning program and play a key role designing/implementing services supporting the research lifecycle, including data management and digital repository services.  Assessing services, demonstrating impact, and engaging with the community to improve the user experience are critical for success.

To the point: Be a collaborative and engaging leader; build a strong team; support and enhance core services; help design and implement new research and instruction services.  Help us expand the possible!

Why are STEM and Entrepreneurship combined?

Entrepreneurship is happening in every corner of Northeastern, and connections between entrepreneurship and STEM education/research are especially vibrant.  We hope to identify intersections between STEM and business development endeavors, including processes around developing the commercial/business potential of technology, ideas, and products, and figure out how the library can support this ecosystem.   

About the Research and Learning Services Division

Research and Learning Services are comprised of Information, Delivery, and Access Services (IDEAS); Communications and Events; Assessment and User Engagement; the Digital Media Commons Recording Studios; and Research and Instruction.  Research and Instruction is managed collaboratively by the Head of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities and the Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship who report to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services.     

Qualifications

MLS from an ALA accredited program and advanced degree in a STEM discipline, or equivalent professional experience in a STEM field. 3 or more years of increasingly responsible experience in an academic library.  Experience with collection development and with library instruction or classroom teaching. Evidence of strong supervisory skills, including the ability to motivate through coaching and leadership. Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. Excellent organizational, analytical, planning, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. Strong commitment to diversity. Energetic, innovative, self-motivated, service-oriented, and resourceful. Knowledge of information technologies, instructional and research methodologies, and of trends in academic libraries, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and higher education. Commitment to staff development.

About applying

To apply, visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/48415 , where details of the position’s responsibilities, the University’s outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available. 

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.  Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Discussion Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State University (apply by July 3)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:41 pm

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State University, Abington Campus
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/abingtonreflib

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State University, Abington Campus
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/abingtonreflib

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for a tenure-track Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Penn State Abington campus. We seek a proactive and creative librarian to provide general and specialized reference services. Duties of this position include collaborating with colleagues at Abington and across the Libraries in planning, delivery, and evaluation of library instruction and reference services. The position serves as liaison to the Science and Engineering Division, the Nursing program, and ACURA, the College’s undergraduate research program. Major responsibilities include course-related and course-integrated library instruction, in-person and virtual reference service; development of print and web-based research and instructional materials; consultation with faculty to support their research and course development; participation in collection development with responsibility for building and maintaining collections across the curriculum; participation in the review and development of library policies and procedures; and participation in faculty governance and University service. In addition to these duties, tenure track library faculty are expected to publish in scholarly journals, present at conferences, and demonstrate service to the University and the profession. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Requirements:
Requires a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); experience with reference and bibliographic instruction; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library social media applications; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Some evening and/or weekend work is required.

Environment:
The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

Penn State Abington is located in the Philadelphia area, 15 miles north of Center City. In a diverse, multicultural, and student-centered setting, the Abington College offers 18 baccalaureate degrees and the first 2 years of coursework for over 160+ Penn State majors to approximately 4000 students. The College will open its first residence hall in Fall of 2017.

Compensation and Benefits:
This is a tenure-track faculty position. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Application Instructions:
Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/abingtonreflib. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin July 3, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Discussion Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian/Liaison to the School of Nursing - University of Maryland, Baltimore (apply by June 9)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:38 pm

Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian/
Liaison to the School of Nursing
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian/
Liaison to the School of Nursing
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Research, Education, and Outreach (REO) Librarian/Liaison to the School of Nursing is a member of the liaison program advancing the Library’s efforts to anticipate and fulfill its research support, instruction, and outreach missions. The Library serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The person in this position is a co-liaison to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). The UMSON is the largest nursing school in Maryland and offers nationally ranked programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level. The school excels in research, collaborating on interdisciplinary teams throughout the university and nationally.

The successful candidate for this position will provide students, faculty, and staff with expertise and leadership in the areas of research support, information literacy, scholarly communication, and health informatics. S/he will collaborate with colleagues within the seven-member REO department and throughout the HS/HSL to develop and deliver innovative programs and services. S/he advances institutional and School priorities, facilitates community engagement, and pursues relevant professional and scholarly activities.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. This position reports to the Head of the Research, Education and Outreach Services. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library’s faculty. For more information see the University’s “Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty”: http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19&section=all

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate:
• Cultivates and sustains vital connections between the School of Nursing and the Library. Builds collaborative relationships with nursing students and faculty and advocates for their research and learning needs.
• Delivers dynamic instruction and expert research consultations to faculty and students, emphasizing searching skills, finding quality evidence, critical appraisal of resources, and information management.
• Designs and delivers research and information management workshops, in person and virtually.
• Works with other members of the Research, Education and Outreach department to develop a strong, cohesive team; collaborates with Library colleagues to develop and deliver innovative programs and services in the areas of expert searching/systematic reviews, research impact, scholarly communication, data management, and more.
• Collaborates with faculty to conduct systematic reviews.
• Assesses the research impact of scholarship to support faculty promotion, tenure, and grant applications.
• Applies innovative technologies to advance teaching and learning, communication, collaboration, and information management.
• Participates actively in committees within the School of Nursing, the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
• Continuously evaluates emerging research, program development, and curricular trends within the fields of nursing and academic health sciences librarianship.
• Engages faculty, staff, and students in sustainable outreach projects with a health information or health literacy component.
• Pursues research and professional development activities appropriate to maintaining or advancing appointment rank.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
• ALA-accredited MLS degree.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
• Expert searching skills in health sciences databases.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver quality instruction online and in person.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and to prioritize varied projects.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

PREFERRED:
• An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences.
• Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
• Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty, students, and clinicians.
• Evidence of professional and scholarly activities.

APPLICATIONS:
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by June 9, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/REOSON.
SALARY RANGE: $50,000 - $52,000 depending on experience

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

ENVIRONMENT:
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu,) the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services. The HS/HSL serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB's 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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Discussion Academic Library Residency Program, University of Alberta Library (apply by May 31)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:36 pm

Academic Library Residency Program
University of Alberta Library (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) invites applications from recent library school graduates interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. The UAL Academic Library Residency Program offers early career development and professional work experience in an academic research library. One residency position is allocated for an indigenous applicant.

Academic Library Residency Program
University of Alberta Library (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) invites applications from recent library school graduates interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. The UAL Academic Library Residency Program offers early career development and professional work experience in an academic research library. One residency position is allocated for an indigenous applicant.

The Residency is designed to provide experience to recent graduates interested in exploring a career in research libraries, provide an opportunity to discover the multitude of opportunities within an academic library setting, and create mentoring and networking opportunities for recent graduates, as well as provide for professional development and training.

Qualified applicants must:

  • Have graduated from an accredited Canadian library school program in 2016 or 2017
  • Commit to a one year contract appointment with the University of Alberta Libraries

It is anticipated that the successful candidates will assume a variety of assignments appropriate for an introductory appointment. This year, the University of Alberta Libraries is particularly interested in candidates who have an interest in: humanities and social sciences librarianship; libraries and entrepreneurship; information technology; indigenization and decolonization of libraries; library assessment. Successful candidates will possess an enthusiastic service attitude, excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt to change and a variety of clients. All candidates will possess superior information management skills.

Please apply online with a copy of your resume, the name of a reference (a former professor/instructor is preferred) and a one-page statement of career goals and interest in academic librarianship. Please submit as one document.

Applications must be received no later than May 31, 2017 to be considered for a July 1, 2017 appointment. This is a sessional librarian appointment with a salary of $61,992 and a comprehensive benefits package found at http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca. The appointment is for a one-year term.

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ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

Event DCIG Business Meeting

by Rene Tanner on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:01 pm

The business meeting for the Digital Curation Interest Group will include representatives from the Digital Humanities Interest Group and the Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group. Together we will discuss the formation of the Digital Scholarship Section, which will launch in September 2017. At this meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to explore topics related to the new section, share ideas, and make new connections. Attendees can also enter to win a gift card. Winners will be announced at the meeting.

The business meeting for the Digital Curation Interest Group will include representatives from the Digital Humanities Interest Group and the Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group. Together we will discuss the formation of the Digital Scholarship Section, which will launch in September 2017. At this meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to explore topics related to the new section, share ideas, and make new connections. Attendees can also enter to win a gift card. Winners will be announced at the meeting.

Please see the agenda for details.

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Event Documents due for Board consideration - Annual Conference 2017

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 01:49 pm

The ALA Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, IL on June 22–27, 2017. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by June 2, 2017.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

The ALA Annual Conference will be held in Chicago, IL on June 22–27, 2017. Actions and discussions for Board consideration must be submitted by June 2, 2017.

To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the steps below.

  • Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form, working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons, as appropriate. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  • Email your form and supporting documents to Allison Payne, with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, please contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.

Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one week of submission. If you do not receive such a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

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Discussion Temp Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation, Congressional Research Service (apply by June 9)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 01:49 pm

Position Title: Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)

Grade & Salary Range: GS-13 - $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year
Who May Apply: US Citizens
Number of Positions: 1
Location: Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)
Contact Information: Pat Case, Legislative Information Section Head, CIP pcase@crs.loc.gov

Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)

Position Title: Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)

Grade & Salary Range: GS-13 - $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year
Who May Apply: US Citizens
Number of Positions: 1
Location: Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)
Contact Information: Pat Case, Legislative Information Section Head, CIP pcase@crs.loc.gov

Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP), seeks a Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Specialist in Legislative Information System Management, GS-13), to join the Legislative Information Section for a 180 day temporary appointment.

The Specialist will work solely on automating subject metadata generation for Congress.gov. Depending on the recommendations of the Congress.gov Metadata Enhancement Project, the incumbent will pilot the application of the selected metadata generation tools to Congress.gov data and/or explore recommendations in the Congress.gov Metadata Enhancement Project Report.

All librarians with a Master of Library Science degree or equivalent, a technology background, experience with automated subject metadata generation tools, and experience with indexing and taxonomy construction are encouraged to apply. A GS-13 appointment requires extensive experience working with taxonomies and automated subject metadata generation tools.

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

If you are interested in being considered, please submit an email to Pat Case, pcase@crs.loc.gov, by June 9th that includes, along with your resume, the reasons for your interest, and the particular qualifications you possess that make you a good fit for the position.

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