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Discussion Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Publishing and Research, University of Delaware Library (apply by May 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 09:54 am

Position: Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Publishing and Research
Search Number: 104479
Deadline: May 1, 2017 Pay Grade: 34E

Position: Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Publishing and Research
Search Number: 104479
Deadline: May 1, 2017 Pay Grade: 34E
The University of Delaware Library seeks an innovative, service-oriented leader. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums, this position directs the Library’s programs, policy, and outreach in the areas of publishing, scholarly communication, and open access. In addition, the position provides leadership in developing digital scholarship, research data curation and services and other emerging forms of scholarship in a rapidly evolving research landscape. The University of Delaware Press is an important part of the Scholarly Publishing and Research program.

Major responsibilities include:
• Provide leadership for the design, development, management and support of current and emerging, library-based digital initiatives. Work collaboratively with library staff, university faculty and staff, campus Information Technologies, as well as external national vendors and library partners. Establish criteria of excellence and effectiveness for all aspects of the Library’s digital initiatives.
• Provide campus-wide leadership and serve as primary spokesperson for the Library’s digital strategies and services to faculty, staff, students, and other library users. Advance development of digital humanities initiatives and open access on campus.
• Provide strategic direction for Scholarly Publishing and Research division, administer divisional budget and human resources, including 5 exempt and 5 nonexempt positions, as well as 12-15 student assistants:
• Serve as member of the Library Executive Council, the senior management group responsible for library-wide planning, policy-making, budget and resource allocation, faculty and student relations, and the implementation and evaluation of programmatic activities. Participate in strategic planning and problem solving.
• Represent the University of Delaware Library in scholarly publishing and digital initiatives within the University and at related regional and national meetings.
Qualifications: Master degree from an ALA-accredited graduate school, or a relevant advanced degree and work experience (preferably in an academic or research library) that is likely to predict success in this position. Experience building scholarly communications and publishing programs in academic institutions. Awareness of current trends and best practices in scholarly communication, publishing and research in higher education. Commitment to Open Access.
Strong technology aptitude with substantial experience designing and/or managing library systems (such as digital rights management systems, institutional repositories, and digitization services). Record of successful technology program leadership including evidence of innovative approaches to projects and services. A broad view of issues in libraries and higher-education and a flexible approach to problem-solving. Demonstrated analytic, quantitative, planning and organizational skills. Excellent communication skills with public speaking experience. Effective interpersonal skills with proven record of fostering productive collaborations among individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds. Experience supervising, developing, and mentoring scholarly communication professionals. Evidence of continuing participation in professional and scholarly activities.
General Information: The University of Delaware Library is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance. More information about the Library is available at http://www.udel.edu/library.

Benefits: 22 vacation days. Choice of 403B retirement plan with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at: http://www.udel.edu/Benefits/

To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.htm

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Discussion New Library Resident Program, University of Michigan Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 09:53 am

How to Apply: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/139552/resident_librarian 

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, your career aspirations and any experience that directly relates to this position.

How to Apply: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/139552/resident_librarian 

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, your career aspirations and any experience that directly relates to this position.

The University of Michigan Library Resident Program was created to support our commitment to achieving a culturally diverse faculty. We are looking for assistant librarian candidates who are interested in being exposed to various areas of academic librarianship through a rotational program. Selected candidates will experience three years of library work within varied departments as well as engage in professional development and mentorship. This holistic experience will provide a competitive advantage in the search for a successive professional position. The U-M Library is a part of the ACRL Diversity Alliance supporting a broad-based library residency program.

The resident librarian is a three-year, nonrenewable term position at the assistant librarian rank which will be tailored to reflect the successful candidate’s professional interests and long-term career goals, and the needs of the U-M Library. About 70% of the resident librarian’s time will be spent working within the assigned area with the remainder of the time spent in strategic professional development and mentoring, library and campus experiences such as shadowing, committee and project work and engagement with professional associations. Assigned functional areas may change periodically based on the resident’s career objectives and the needs of the library.

The first year will be devoted to acclimating the resident to U-M, the Library, and to academic librarianship as a whole. Consequently, the resident librarian will be assigned to a thematic area that crosses over a variety of library areas and departments. Residents will be exposed to a broad range of staff, operations, services, and functions related to each selected thematic area. It is expected that candidates will bring a commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion to their work within the selected themes. Possible themes may include, but are not necessarily limited to curation, preservation, digital scholarship, scholarly communication, learning and teaching, liaison librarianship, impact and relevance, library administration, community outreach and special collections.

The second and third years will include deeper exposure to various departments and functions within the library and focus on a capstone project. Throughout the experience, the resident librarian will participate in strategic professional development, mentorship and engaged learning which may include active involvement in committees, special projects and programming.

The successful candidate should possess a strong interest in leadership in academic librarianship, demonstrate effective interpersonal, communication, demonstrate basic presentation skills, and possess the ability to be flexible and motivated in the face of changing work assignments, projects, and departments. In addition, candidates are expected to be able to communicate and demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion in librarianship.

Responsibilities*

The resident librarian advances the Library’s mission to support, enhance, and collaborate in the instructional, research, and service activities of the faculty, students, and staff, and contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge. In fulfillment of this mission, the successful candidate will assume these primary responsibilities:

Perform assigned duties within assigned departments.

Work with supervisors and mentors to determine a professional development plan.

Work with supervisors and mentors to engage in library, university and community committees, initiatives, and projects as appropriate.

Grow and develop professionally by collaborating on committees and initiatives as well as engaging in professional and academic growth activities.
Required Qualifications*

ALA-accredited master's degree or an equivalent combination of relevant experience along with a relevant advanced degree.

Ability to clearly articulate career objectives within librarianship.

Exhibits an understanding and value of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
Desired Qualifications*

Familiarity with trends and issues in academic librarianship.

Additional Information

Benefits, rank, salary

Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant Librarian rank. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library's process for librarian promotion and advancement.

The target salary range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000 per year for the Assistant Librarian rank. The actual salary offered may vary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities. This position receives 24 days of vacation a year, paid sick leave with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled. One Resident Librarian position will be filled. A second Resident Librarian position may be filled pending budgetary approval.

About the University of Michigan Library

The U-M Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

The U-M Library strives to develop and nurture the skills that will allow us to manifest diversity as engagement, innovation, and above all, respect for all individuals. These skills are vital to the library, which offers its wide-ranging and diverse content, services, and expertise to the entire U-M community and beyond. We seek out and celebrate diversity in all of its forms, and more importantly, we embrace it as an organizational priority. The library has a long history of actively engaging in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility work, which is vital to the overall success of an academic research library and the tenets of diversity are infused into all aspects of our work.

The Library Human Resources office can be contacted at 734-764-2546 or libhumres@umich.edu.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Discussion Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Positions), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (apply by April 17)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 09:46 am

Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Positions)
University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Positions)
University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library is pleased to announce a new opportunity for early-career librarians to gain professional experience and mentoring through a new library residency program. The residency program is offered to librarians within two years of receiving their degrees. The University Library seeks opportunities to help early career librarians embark on successful careers in academic and research libraries. Through the program, the residency librarian will gain in-depth work experience in academic librarianship, will be introduced to academic library administration, and will gain experience designing, conducting, and sharing the results of a research project. As part of a cohort of new professionals, the resident will benefit from mentoring and the opportunity to work closely with a group of individuals in the University Library. Individuals hoping to help the library advance and with the interest in developing themselves as a professional and scholar are encouraged to apply.

Time period: Start date August 16, 2017 through – August 15, 2019

We are recruiting to fill four, two-year positions with individuals who desire to build their skills and contribute to one of the following four areas of strategic importance and need to the institution: African American Studies Resident, Data Visualization, Digital Humanities Pedagogy, and Digital Preservation. .

Information on the projected responsibilities of the four positions is available here: http://www.library.illinois.edu/residency.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited Masters of library and information science or an equivalent degree received in 2015-2017 with degree received by August 16, 2017; All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment; All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing as evidenced by their cover letter; Familiarity with or demonstrated interest in the area(s) of librarianship relevant to the specific residency positions in which the candidate has an interest. See https://jobs.illinois.edu for Preferred.

Position Available: The expected start date for the four Visiting Resident Librarians is August 16, 2017

Salary and Rank: The salary for all four positions is $50,000. A relocation allowance will be provided to offset documented expenses. Successful candidate will join the University Library as Visiting Assistant Professors.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of interest (detailing which position or positions you are interested in being considered for and details about your skills and experiences in that area),curriculum vitae, and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references. Please see this web page for more information on each position (http://www.library.illinois.edu/residency). Samples of relevant work or links to portfolios are also appreciated. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please contact Library Human Resources at 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 17, 2017. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled www.inclusiveillinois.illnois.edu

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ACRL DLS Executive Committee (Distance Learning Section)

Event DLS Instruction Committee upcoming meeting- Agenda

by Natalie Bennett on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 08:33 am

Meeting on April 4th at 3PM Easter

Agenda:

  • Invited speaker webinar planning
PLA Board of Directors

Discussion PLA Board of Directors - Meeting Minutes (2009-Present)

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 04:43 pm

In progress

Although they are titled draft, all documents in this post have been approved at subsequent PLA Board meetings.

PDF's coming soon

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Research & Instruction Librarian, Augustana College (apply by April 14)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 03:57 pm

Research & Instruction Librarian, Augustana College (Illinois)

Research & Instruction Librarian, Augustana College (Illinois)

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for the position of Research & Instruction Librarian beginning August 2017. This is a professional faculty position with faculty rank and voting rights. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents approximately three hours west of Chicago.

The Thomas Tredway Library at Augustana College, winner of the 2006 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, seeks a research and instruction librarian with a passion for teaching and supporting undergraduates and a commitment to the role of the library in a liberal arts education. This position includes responsibilities as library liaison to an academic division, as well as a coordinator role to be assigned according to the candidate’s interest and abilities. An academic background or active interest in languages and literature; fine and performing arts; and/or communication studies is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be a team player who is energetic, motivated, highly organized, skillful in the use of a broad range of information resources, and can work with librarians and classroom faculty in developing new approaches to teaching and assessing information literacy.

For the complete posting, please see: http://www.augustana.net/general-information/employment/open-positions/r...

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume or CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a one-page statement of the applicant's philosophy of librarianship to humanresources@augustana.edu no later than Friday, April 14th, 2017. Questions may be directed to assistant library director Stefanie Bluemle (stefaniebluemle@augustana.edu).

EEO Statement:
Augustana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is Augustana College's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

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RMRT (Retired Members Round Table)

Discussion Trump Budget

by Jean Doolittle on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 01:18 pm

Here is the email discussion started on March 22, 2017 by Joseph Egan about the effects of the possible budget coming out of Washington.  Please feel free to join it with additional comments or supporting materials.  

Dear committee and round table members:

Here is the email discussion started on March 22, 2017 by Joseph Egan about the effects of the possible budget coming out of Washington.  Please feel free to join it with additional comments or supporting materials.  

Dear committee and round table members:

ALA Executive Board member Andrew Pace has compiled some brief notes about ALA's advocacy plan to save our libraries and our library services from the cuts and the elimination of some vital federal ibrary programs in President Trump's proposed budget.  I am sharing these notes with you with his permission.
 
Joseph

"ALA believes that the struggle against racism, prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination is central to our mission. We will continue to speak out and support efforts to abolish intolerance and cultural invisibility, stand up for all the members of the communities we serve, and promote understanding and inclusion through our work.

“We will continue to speak out and support our members as they work tirelessly for access to library and information resources on behalf of all of their community members, while advocating for privacy, intellectual freedom, critical global research, information literacy, ongoing access to scientific research, and fair and equitable treatment for everyone."

ALA, January 30, 2017

 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Andrew Pace andrewkpace@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 2:22 PM
Subject: FW: Trump budget

Dear Liaisons!
 
I've participated this week in 2 calls with ALA leadership, Division leaders, and ALA Affiliates. Below are the notes I took regarding actions around the Trump budget. President Todaro will be sending out much more detailed notes, but I thought you all might appreciate my version (it's actually a little shorter!)
-Andrew
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ALA Leadership and the ALA Washington Office held conference calls with elected Division leaders, Division Executive Directors, ALA Affiliates, and ALA Executive Board Members to lay out the broad strokes of a plan to combat the proposed budget sent to Congress by the Trump administration. I participated in both of these calls, Friday, March 17 and Monday, March 20. Here are a few notes.

Trump has submitted what's referred to as a "skinny budget." It is light on specificity. In some instances, there's clarity of the cuts (e.g. IMLS); in others, large cuts are proposed to certain areas (e.g., Education) but it's unclear if the cuts would impact libraries (e.g., ESSA).

Emily Sheketoff described this as losing a battle in what is going to be a very long war. But ALA has every expectation of some success. In an effort to not spread itself too thinly, ALA has decided to focus on two areas where libraries are the sole stakeholder in ensuring victory. ALA and libraries are the only organizations standing up for school libraries and for LSTA. ALA will funnel its activities to these two areas, namely by focusing on funding for Innovative Approaches to Literacy and the IMLS.

Every budget cycle, ALA coordinates the drafting of a "Dear Appropriator" letter. They start with key supporters in the House and Senate and then get as many signatories as they can, basically saying "We the undersigned want this area funded in the budget." So far, ALA has Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) in the House, and Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in the Senate; they expect many more to sign on. The goal is an overwhelming list of signatories.

Here's a timeline of how things play out:

  • President submits his budget to Congress (March)
  • Dear Appropriator letters sent to House Appropriations Committee (April 3)
  • Dear Appropriator letters sent to Senate Appropriations Committee (late April)
  • Congressional recess week of April 10 and April 17, with a goal to get as many members of the House and Senate into libraries as possible to see the work of libraries first hand.
  • Continuing Resolution to fund the Govt ends in April. Congress will have to vote to extend the CR or the Government will shut down
  • Library Legislative Day (May 1-2): a literal measure of success for this campaign is Hill offices calling the ALA WO and asking them to tell members to stop calling
  • Congressional Appropriation Hearings for the rest of the year
  • Meetings on the Budget subcommittee
  • Budget goes to the floor of the House
  • Conference Committee between House and Senate

According to the Washington Office, the best chances for ensuring budgets for IMLS and Innovative Approaches to Literacy are early on. After the budget goes to the HHS Labor sub-committee, there's little chance of making changes for or against a budget request. 

The Washington Office will be publishing a detailed calendar of events very soon. This site has a lot of information already: http://www.districtdispatch.org/2017/03/presidents-budget-proposal-eliminate-federal-library-funding/

 Some activities already planned:

  • ACRL will be doing a postcard campaign at the meeting this month.
  • Cengage Learning is reaching out to the library business community to promote Dear Appropriator letters; Exhibits Round Table is helping get the word out to vendors.
  • IMLS is already pulling data together to show money spent and impact in libraries
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RUSA Executive Committee (Reference and User Services Association)

Discussion Agenda, RUSA Executive Committee, 3-28-17

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:41 pm

RUSA Executive Committee Agenda

March 28, 2017, Tuesday

1pm PT / 2pm MT/ 3pm CT / 4pm ET

1. Agenda Changes/Approval, Announcements – MCMANUS

2. Approval of executive committee minutes, February 24, 2017

3. President’s Update – MCMANUS

4. Vice-President’s Update – LE BEAU

RUSA Executive Committee Agenda

March 28, 2017, Tuesday

1pm PT / 2pm MT/ 3pm CT / 4pm ET

1. Agenda Changes/Approval, Announcements – MCMANUS

2. Approval of executive committee minutes, February 24, 2017

3. President’s Update – MCMANUS

4. Vice-President’s Update – LE BEAU

5. Executive Director Report 

6. New Business:

a. Awards discussion & debrief on Awards phone call

  1. Recommend to RUSA Board that we discontinue the Achievement Awards Ceremony at ALA Annual effective FY2018.   We will work with the RUSA Board, ACC, and RUSA staff to develop alternative ways of recognizing members.  Ask Board to vote on this on April 6.
  2. Rescind O&P recommendation to have a volunteer Awards coordinator and sunset ACC.  Chris & Alesia propose that ACC continue for one more year and plan review and possibly sunset the committee after Annual 2018. One of the activities that committee could work on is an audit of all RUSA and Section awards. Leighann would also like to get all award committee manuals handed in, revised and updated.

b. Discussion of draft Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians

c. Discussion of RUSA Division Level Restructuring Recommendations

  1. Discussion of recommendation #6.   O&P  would like to sunset after ALA Annual 2017. 
  2. To help with the reorganization transition and provide continuity, RUSA will establish an Restructuring Implementation Task Force comprised mostly of members of the former O&P committee.

7. Plan agenda for RUSA Board meeting on April 6, 2017

8. Agenda items for next Executive Committee meeting

9. Next meeting: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 1pm PT / 2pm MT/ 3pm CT / 4pm ET

 Rev. 3-23-17

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RUSA Budget and Finance (Reference and User Services Association)

Discussion Agenda, RUSA Budget and Finance Committee, March 30, 2017

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 12:40 pm

RUSA Budget and Finance Committee Agenda
Thursday, March 30, 2017

1 PT / 2 MT / 3 CT / 4 ET

1. Call to order, introductions – Chair, CHRIS LEBEAU (5 minutes)

2. Volunteer to take minutes (2 minutes)

3. Approval of MW2017 minutes (2 minutes)

4. Budget Performance Reports - February 2017 – HORNUNG (5 minutes)
    OUTCOME: Information / overview on the status of the budget 

5. New Business/Action Items (30 minutes):

RUSA Budget and Finance Committee Agenda
Thursday, March 30, 2017

1 PT / 2 MT / 3 CT / 4 ET

1. Call to order, introductions – Chair, CHRIS LEBEAU (5 minutes)

2. Volunteer to take minutes (2 minutes)

3. Approval of MW2017 minutes (2 minutes)

4. Budget Performance Reports - February 2017 – HORNUNG (5 minutes)
    OUTCOME: Information / overview on the status of the budget 

5. New Business/Action Items (30 minutes):

a. Discuss costs and cost saving measures the office has implemented

b. Discuss RUSA social v informal get-together at a bar/restaurant (impact on budget)

c. Halt on excessive photocopying at conference

d. Changes in way we will pay course instructors

e. Expenses for volunteers (RUSA Update editor travel to conference, AFL-CIO non-RUSA members)

f. Interest Groups - free membership? free for one year? requirement to join RUSA from day 1 to participate. IGs - same rules as sections and committees?

g. Guide to Policies and Procedures, Chapter 3: Budgets - revisions

h. Other

6. Share the FY2018 budget (10 minutes)

 OUTCOME: Information / overview on the status of the FY2018 budget projections

7. Agenda building for next meeting – ALL (5 minutes)

8. Next Meeting:

9. Adjourn

 

rev. 3-22-17

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