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ACRL Leadership Discussion Group

Discussion Webinar: A Conversation With Library Leaders Series (Part II)

by Raymond Pun on Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 01:53 am

Webinar: A Conversation with Library Leaders (Part II)


Date/Time:
 3/22/2018, Thursday at 9-10 am PST / 11 am - 12 pm CST / 12-1 pm EST 
 
Featured Speakers:

Webinar: A Conversation with Library Leaders (Part II)


Date/Time:
 3/22/2018, Thursday at 9-10 am PST / 11 am - 12 pm CST / 12-1 pm EST 
 
Featured Speakers:

  • Pearl Ly, Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Palomar College
  • Kate Cordes, Assistant Director for Maps, Local History and Genealogy, NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • Oscar Lanza-Galindo, Executive Director of Greenfield Community Television

 
Summary: In this Q&A format, three library leaders will share their experiences working in corporate, research and academic institutions as managers. Hear some of their best advice on becoming a library leader and how they foster a culture of innovation in their institutions.  Anyone interested in academic/research, public and/or corporate library leadership is welcome to attend. The webinar will also be recorded, archived and shared. 

 

Webinar RSVP Link:  https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5e7b4686d03dd414f5b72b3c8e1a1f4f  

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ACRL Standards Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion ACRL Standards Committee Meeting Agenda for 2018 ALA Midwinter Meetings in Denver, CO

by Amanda Xu on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 02:24 pm

This is the public announcement of ACRL Standards Committee (SC) Meeting Agenda for 2018 ALA Midwinter Meetings in Denver, CO.  SC will meet Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 pm MST in Sheraton Denver, 1550 Court Place, Room Governor’s Sq 12.  If internet connection is available, we will be joined virtually by Scott and Nancy via Google Hangouts.  We will discuss the following topics:

This is the public announcement of ACRL Standards Committee (SC) Meeting Agenda for 2018 ALA Midwinter Meetings in Denver, CO.  SC will meet Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 pm MST in Sheraton Denver, 1550 Court Place, Room Governor’s Sq 12.  If internet connection is available, we will be joined virtually by Scott and Nancy via Google Hangouts.  We will discuss the following topics:

  1. Introduction (5 minutes)
  2. Meeting recorder volunteer? (5 minutes)
  3. Review SC Charge (Chapter 14.2.1), Tasks of the Standards Committee (Chapter 14.2.3) and Procedures of Standards Committee (Chapter 14.4), available from  http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies/chapter14  (10 minutes)
  4. Progress report on annual Work Plan for SC (5 minutes)
  5. Discussions:
    1. Status updates on Tracking Sheet Assignments – all members (10 minutes)
    2. Identifying which standards and guidelines are overdue, which ones are due now, and which ones are due in the coming year (10 minutes)
    3. Listing and color coding standards and guidelines that are due to start their revision process (30 minutes)
    4. Strategies to contact committees or task forces and seek guidance from the ACRL Board (5 minutes)
    5. Virtual check-in, e.g. frequency (5 minutes)
  6. Others? (10 minutes)

One of the key outcomes of this meeting is to come up with list of standards and guidelines that are due to start their revision process.  That's why it takes 30 minutes.  I hope every SC member will be able to attend the meeting.  Please bring your own copy of the meeting agenda and the tracking sheet that I sent out to you before New Year.

Looking forward to seeing you in Denver or connecting you virtually via Google Handouts!

 

Amanda

 

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Amanda Xu

Chair, ACRL Standards Committee

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Emerging Technologies and Digital Scholarship Librarian, Queens College, CUNY (apply by March 15)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 03:49 pm

 

 

Title: Emerging Technologies and Digital Scholarship Librarian
 
Queens College, CUNY
 
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
 
Queens College Benjamin Rosenthal Library seeks a collaborative, motivated, and service-oriented Emerging Technology and Digital Scholarship Librarian to join its team of faculty librarians in May 2018.
 
The Emerging Technology and Digital Scholarship Librarian (ETDS), a new position, will work to develop a center for innovation and program of digital pedagogy in the Queens College Libraries. This space was developed through an educational technology grant and is the result of collaboration among the Queens College Libraries, the Graduate School of Library Science, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.
 
We seek a creative, collaborative librarian who can take the lead in the development of these new initiatives. The ETDS librarian will work collaboratively to support the development of the new initiatives to create high-impact learning spaces within the library that make use of new technology and digital pedagogies. In addition to leading relevant digital initiatives in the library, the ETDS librarian will support the digital initiatives already underway in disciplines such as sociology, English, and mathematics.
 
As part of the Reference and Instruction Team, the ETDS Librarian will identify, develop, implement, and assess new technology that supports the digital scholarship of Queens College faculty and students. The successful candidate will assess the need for technology-based spaces within the library; manage relevant digital projects; develop grant proposals; provide training in digital tools both within the library and across campus; stay current with new trends in digital scholarship and educational technology; develop digital pedagogies; select and/or develop tools and instructional materials according to student needs; and participate in the college’s open access and publishing activities. The ETDS librarian will actively seek out partnerships with faculty and students engaged in digital scholarship as well as offices across campus including the Center for Teaching and Learning.
 
As a member of the Queens College Library Faculty, this position will participate in the library’s instruction program, providing course-integrated instruction as well as working with students in less-formal learning spaces. The librarian in this position will also provide reference assistance in person and online, and participate in professional and service activities that enhance the QC library’s mission. The librarian in this position will also serve as a subject liaison as needed.
 
The successful candidate will participate in professional and service activities that enhance QC’s strategic goals and the Library’s mission. A second graduate degree is required for initial appointment to the tenure track position of Assistant Professor, whose responsibilities also include scholarly achievement. If appointed as Instructor, which is a non-tenure track title, the candidate must complete a second graduate degree within 5 years to be eligible for the tenure track as an Assistant Professor.
 
The successful candidate will be flexible, collaborative, and capable of assessing and adapting to the changing needs of the QC community and the library.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, a second graduate degree is required. If appointed as Instructor, which is a non-tenure track title, the candidate must complete a second graduate degree within 5 years to be eligible for the tenure track as an Assistant Professor. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 
·         Knowledge of and experience with digital scholarship pedagogies, methods and technologies, for instance: text mining, topic modeling, data visualization, mapping and GIS, digitization, multimedia pedagogy, and/or the creation, management, description and preservation of digital objects
·         Experience collaborating with faculty and academic staff to support digital scholarship and pedagogy
·         Experience with high-impact interactive learning spaces such as makerspaces
·         Knowledge of academic and library technologies, including learning management systems, library utility software, and other relevant tools
·         Experience implementing and/or managing digital projects, especially grant-funded projects
·         Ability to assess and address the changing needs of a diverse college community as they relate to the development of and training in digital tools and pedagogies.
 
COMPENSATION
 
CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, savings programs, and employee tuition waver. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Queens College provides access to temporary on-campus housing to facilitate relocation, access to on-campus daycare, and advisement on public schools for parents with school-age children.
 
CLOSING DATE
 
March 15, 2018
 
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
 
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
 
For more information or to apply, please see: https://cuny.jobs/queens-ny/emerging-technologies-and-digital-scholarship-librarian-assistant-professor-or-instructor/2EF7C877B3C049D796FBD0FEA8D1D1E8/job/

 

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RUSA Leadership Council

Discussion AGENDA, RUSA Leadership Council, Virtual Meeting - Feb. 23, 2018

by Chris LeBeau on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 03:15 pm

RUSA Leadership Council Virtual Meeting

February 23, 2018

Connection Info to follow.

 

1.           Approval of Agenda – Alesia McMANUS (3 min)

RUSA Leadership Council Virtual Meeting

February 23, 2018

Connection Info to follow.

 

1.           Approval of Agenda – Alesia McMANUS (3 min)

2.           President's Report ^- Chris LeBEAU (10 min)

3.           Vice President's Report ^-  Ann BROWN (20 min)

4.           Executive Director's Report ^ - Jessica HUGHES (10 min)

NEW BUSINESS / DISCUSSION/ ANNOUNCEMENTS

5a.  Restructuring Task Force overview  & Activity - Beth GERMAN (30 min)

5b. Open RLC listserv Question  (LeBEAU) (5 min)

5c. Ethics Inquiry - 
Lesley Brown on behalf of Sara Dallas, chair of COPE, would like to find out what concerns RUSA members may have regarding ethics.  LeBEAU (3 min)

5d.  Discussion of the ALA document enclosed: “Organizational Effectiveness” ^-  McMANUS
(remainder time)

5e. Mentoring vice chairs and future committee chairs - LeBEAU (1 min)

5f. Reminder: reports are due within two weeks. Email to Chris LeBeau lebeauc@umkc.edu (1 min)

 

 

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ACRL International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group

Discussion Webinar: Academic Librarianship in Côte d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast

by Raymond Pun on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 03:13 pm

Title: Academic Librarianship in Côte d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast  
 
Date: 4/25, Wednesday at 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST 
 

Title: Academic Librarianship in Côte d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast  
 
Date: 4/25, Wednesday at 9 am PST, 11 am CST, 12 pm EST 
 
Link to attend/RSVP: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6bffa85834fb340c97865be60b28363c  
 
Recorded Link: To Be Added
 
Summary: Interested in learning more about academic librarianship in Côte d'Ivoire also known as Ivory Coast? A librarian in this country from West Africa will be speaking about his professional experiences and providing greater context of academic librarianship. All are welcome to attend! Webinar will be recorded here as well.  
 
Speaker:

Adou Jean-Constant Atta, Head of Digital Library Services, Ecole Normale Supérieure d 'Aidjan

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RUSA ETS / RSS Virtual Reference Services (Reference and User Services Association)

Online Doc RSS Virtual Reference Services Committee Meeting Minutes (10/27/17)

by Karen Reiman-Sendi on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 03:01 pm

Meeting date: 10/27/17

Present: Karen Reiman-Sendi (chair), Judith Emde, Whitney Vitale, Rachel Minkin, Laura Friesen, Rhonda Marker 

Absent: Marissa Ball, Rosalind Fielder-Giscombe, Sara Metz, Marissa Ellermann

Agenda:

1. Introductions

2. Announcements

Meeting date: 10/27/17

Present: Karen Reiman-Sendi (chair), Judith Emde, Whitney Vitale, Rachel Minkin, Laura Friesen, Rhonda Marker 

Absent: Marissa Ball, Rosalind Fielder-Giscombe, Sara Metz, Marissa Ellermann

Agenda:

1. Introductions

2. Announcements

  • Committee charge was updated on the committee web page on 10/2.  Now reads: "To provide timely information resources and programming related to the creation, management, improvement, and other aspects of virtual reference services."
  • The solution to the problem of multiple versions of the Guidelines was delayed because RUSA webmaster had to get involved.
  • Karen asked RSS Chair Rebecca Jackson about what to do with our goals and if RSS Board wanted to approve. Karen just heard back from Chair this week; Karen will be posting our goals in ALA Connect after this meeting.
  • Reminder about 2017-2018 goals:
    • Review existing content for possible gaps, and add new content in ALA Connect throughout the year.
    • In light of the committee's organizational restructuring, and improvements in the ALA Connect platform, review committee web page for appropriate and improved content, including eliminating out-dated information; request major edits by the end of December 2017.
    • Determine future disposition, content, and maintenance schedule (if needed) of the Virtual Reference Companion. Solicit data and feedback from stakeholders as part of the disposition discussion by May 2018. Request minimal updates immediately (for example, fix broken links) by end of January 2018.
    • Plan and facilitate a discussion to be held at Annual 2018.
  • Need committee report for RSS Review (pre-midwinter edition). Any ideas about what we want to share more broadly?
      • This is a call for committee reports for the next issue of the RSS Review. Please share any activities or programs you are working on in your respective committees. You may also share information about meetings or programs that are upcoming during ALA Midwinter in Denver (or virtually!). This edition of the RSS Review is the Pre-Midwinter Edition." We discussed some points to include in the report, including that we’re transitioning from a co-ETS and RSS group to just an RSS section committee. The group asked Karen to craft a report, without the need to review prior to submission.

3. Committee web page discussion:  What are our expectations/intentions for committee web page? What is our process and timeline for drafting/discussing online?

  • Expectations: what is the activity of this committee, include reports or documentation; rosters. Is the page for us or for members? Is it advertising? What’s the difference between the public web page and ALA Connect? Must show currency, active-ness. Out-of-date stuff should be “archived.” The RSS Communications Committee is looking at committee web page content now and figuring out how to help RSS committees with communication. How easy will it be for us to update web page content? This will be a concern and will determine how frequently we engage with content as a committee.
    • Must have content:
      • Roster, contact information
      • Committee charge
      • Notes or minutes (links to ALA Connect?)
      • Links to products of committee (Guidelines, VCR, information resources)
    • Nice to have content:
      • Short reports?
      • News? (like upcoming program announcements, highlights of sections in Guidelines, call attention to good articles/happenings in the world of VR)
    • Content that should be removed:
      • Anything outdated!
  • What is our process and timeline?
    • Karen will check with Jason as to how we can get changes on our web page (what is his process. Laura and Karen will draft a document of changes for all committee members to react to (likely November/December). 

4.  Rough schedule for future meetings

  • Avoid 2/1/18 through 2/22/18
  • Karen will find dates in January, March, May and June with a forthcoming Doodle poll.

Respectfully submitted, 

Karen Reiman-Sendi

 

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RUSA ETS / RSS Virtual Reference Services (Reference and User Services Association)

Online Doc RSS Virtual Reference Services Committee Meeting Minutes (9/29/17)

by Karen Reiman-Sendi on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 03:00 pm

Meeting date: 9/29/17

Present: Karen Reiman-Sendi (chair), Judith Emde, Whitney Vitale, Marissa Ellermann, Laura Friesen, Rhonda Marker 

Absent: Marissa Ball, Rosalind Fielder-Giscombe, Sara Metz, Rachel Minkin

 Agenda:

1. Introductions

2. Announcements/updates

Meeting date: 9/29/17

Present: Karen Reiman-Sendi (chair), Judith Emde, Whitney Vitale, Marissa Ellermann, Laura Friesen, Rhonda Marker 

Absent: Marissa Ball, Rosalind Fielder-Giscombe, Sara Metz, Rachel Minkin

 Agenda:

1. Introductions

2. Announcements/updates

    • We won’t meet face-to-face at Midwinter 2018. We will however meet online in January.
    • Despite launch delays, ALA Connect training will still be available - see http://www.ala.org/support/schedule-training for schedule. Karen recommends that we try to a “attend” remote training session
    • The committee charge was revised and approved earlier this year (even though the committee web page doesn’t reflect these revisions yet!). Our charge: "To provide timely information resources and programming related to the creation, management, improvement, and other aspects of virtual reference services."
    • Karen asked for web site corrections to be put in place, including the updated charge and links to updated “Guidelines for Implementing and Maintaining Virtual Reference Services.” Laura is on the RSS Communications committee and will also reach out to Jason Dupree (web editor) about these changes.

    3. Discussion of committee goals. Karen noted that the RSS Board asked that committee have goals posted in ALA Connect soon, and that the committees revisit those goals throughout the year. Karen came up with some goals for the group to consider, specifically:

      • update the content on our committee page: This was a direct request from RSS Board: “Add accomplishments to committee pages; Eliminate out-dated information, past projects, old information.”
      • review, update, enter/record, etc. content in ALA Connect, as needed (also a direct request from the RSS Board)
      • deliver a discussion group meeting at Annual 2018: While this wasn’t requested from the RSS Board, it will be two years or more since the group sponsored a discussion. The committee discussed some topic ideas.
      • discuss/decide on future of Virtual Reference Companion: Karen and Laura gave a brief background on this resource, as they served on the “tutorial subcommittee.” The content hasn’t been updated in over a year. If we believe this is a useful resource, we need to scope the work on this, because the project could be huge, in terms of updating/modifying. We believe we should review statistics on hits/visits (last year in particular), to get a better sense of the value of the content. 

    The committee's next meeting will focus on the committee's web page. 

     

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