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Discussion Archivist & Records Coordinator, Emerson College (MA)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 01:43 pm

Archivist & Records Coordinator, Emerson College, Boston, MA

https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/16061

Description

Archivist & Records Coordinator, Emerson College, Boston, MA

https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/16061

Description

The Archivist & Records Coordinator contributes to the operation of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections by providing reference services for patrons, processing collections, overseeing interns, and acquiring permanent institutional records. This position also contributes to a college-wide records management program by training Departmental Records Officers (DROs) and other staff on records management issues and archival procedures.

This is a bargaining unit position. In this position, you will be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 888 for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Work Activities

 

  1. Responsible for all aspects of fulfilling archives requests by providing reference service to internal and external constituencies, locating the requested information/materials and delivering, retrieving and refiling as necessary. Maintains a charge out system, maintains statistical data, in order to generate and analyze reports.
  2. Enhance access by accessioning new acquisitions, creating inventories and box lists, and processing large and complex collections. Updates and maintains archival discovery systems while keeping the ECASC web pages current to provide patrons with up-to-date information on collections and services.
  3. Collaborates with the Head of Archives and Special Collections to acquire and maintain institutional records and archival collections documenting the history of Emerson College.
  4. Train and assist DROs and staff in implementing the principles and practices of records management, update records management policies and schedules and publish them on the website as necessary.
  5. Collaborate as necessary with campus partners in outreach efforts such as Alumni Weekend activities, exhibits (physical and digital), archival displays, primary source instruction, and special events.
  6. Maintain inactive records stored and managed by a third party vendor by coordinating deliveries and retrievals. Assist departments and vendors in establishing and maintaining departmental accounts. Provide user training on inactive records storage practices and procedures. Coordinate and schedule records destruction for all departments across campus.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education

ALA accredited master’s degree in library/information science with coursework in Archives or Archival Management.

Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in archival appraisal, description, preservation, access, and dissemination of archival information.

Advanced communication skills and customer service orientation, including the ability to work with all academic levels from administrators to staff and faculty.

Familiarity with archival discovery systems.

Knowledge of Records Management best practices.

Ability to plan and coordinate complex projects and services.

Knowledge of archival metadata standards including Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, and VRA core.

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education

Degree specializing in archival management.

Experience with one or more of the following systems: Preservica, AtoM, and Omeka.

Experience conducting training sessions.

Required Prior Work Experience

Three to five years experience related to career discipline. Two or more years experience working with archives and institutional records.

To Apply

Interested applicants may apply online at Emerson College’s Employment website:  https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/16061

 

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IFRT (Intellectual Freedom Round Table)

Discussion Virtual IFRT Meeting - Save the Date

by Kristin Pekoll-IL (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 01:27 pm

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Central) via Adobe Connect. 

All IFRT members are invited to attend via the link below:
http://ala.adobeconnect.com/ifrt/ 
No password required

The meeting agenda and additional documents will be provided prior to the meeting. ~Kristin

RUSA Interest Group: Shared Collections

Discussion RUSA Shared Collections IG Midwinter Lightning Talk Ideas?

by Tina Baich on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Since it is never too early to start thinking about ALA Midwinter we would like to start hearing your ideas on potential lightning talks for the RUSA Shared Collections Interest Group! If you have an interesting topic, or recently heard of something you want to learn more about, please let Tina Baich (cbaich@iupui.edu) or Heather Ballestad Weltin (heather.weltin@wisc.edu) know.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Discussion CFP: New Research in Collection Management and Development (ALA Midwinter 2018)

by Michelle Urberg on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Please excuse cross-postings.

 

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the program “New Research in Collection Management and Development” (previously known as the Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum) at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference held in New Orleans, LA from June 21-26, 2018.

 

Please excuse cross-postings.

 

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the program “New Research in Collection Management and Development” (previously known as the Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum) at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference held in New Orleans, LA from June 21-26, 2018.

 

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research. Both completed research and research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

 

The Committee will use a blind review process to select two projects. The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum. Each researcher should plan for a 20 minute presentation, with a 10 minute open discussion following each presentation.

 

Criteria for selection:

  • Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practices

  • Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studies

  • Quality and creativity of the methodology

  • Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to December 13, 2016, will not be accepted.

 

Application:

 

The submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address). The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information. Instead, it must include only:

  • The title of your project

  • A clear statement of the research problem

  • A description of the research methodology used

  • Results of the project, if any

The deadline for proposals is December 18, 2017.

 

Notification of acceptance will be made by February 28, 2018.  

 

ALCTS, in its bylaws, claims the right of first refusal for publication of any work emanating from an ALCTS body or program.

 

Please send submissions by email to:

Jennifer Bazeley, Co-Chair, CMS Publications Committee

bazelejw@miamioh.edu

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 11:41 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Cataloging

Session 1: January 8 - February 16, 2018

Six-week online course that is a basic primer for library cataloging concepts and practices.It covers:

  • principles underlying cataloging practice,

  • examples illustrating the principles in practice,

  • tools used in cataloging practice such as AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, MARC, OCLC, BIBFRAME, and

  • processes used by catalogers in creating bibliographic records.

Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC) begins with a discussion of how cataloging assists users in finding resources and of the value of standardization of practice. These foundations are then given practical grounding in the work of creating bibliographic descriptions, the process of subject analysis, and summarizing content utilizing classification. Standards such as MARC bibliographic and authority formats, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Library of Congress Classification are discussed. The shift in focus from format-based cataloging to entity-relationship model cataloging is taken from the FRBR foundation to the RDA practical application, with a final look at RDF triples and BIBFRAME. In all areas, the value of standards is illustrated and discussed. There is a heavy reliance on examples from actual practice throughout the course content.

Course Level & Prerequisites

This is a fundamentals course with no prerequisites.

Course Syllabus

Instructors

  • Vicki Sipe, Catalog Librarian, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

  • Teressa Keenan, Head of Bibliographic Management Services, University of Montana, Missoula

  • Debbie Benrubi, Technical Services Librarian, University of San Francisco

  • Bobby Bothmann, Metadata & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • Katharine Leigh, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Ball State University

  • Marcia H. Barrett, Head of Technical Services, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Shannon Tennant, Coordinator of Library Collections, Elon University

Fee

$139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

How to Register

To register, complete theonline form orregister by mail.

Registration Deadline

Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 11:38 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

Session 1: January 8 - February 16, 2018

This six-week course is an introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata, including:

  • Similarities and differences between cataloging and metadata

  • Descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata schema

  • Content standards and controlled vocabularies

  • Approaches to metadata creation and transformation

  • Metadata project design

Instructors

  • Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata Analysis & Design, University of Virginia Library

  • Jennifer Roper, Interim Senior Director for Collections Access & Discovery, University of Virginia Library

See the Fundamentals of Metadata website for more information.

Fee

$139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

How to Register

To register, complete theonline form orregister by mail.

Registration Deadline

Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

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ACRL Academic Library Services to Graduate Students Interest Group

Discussion Call for Proposals - ACRL Academic Library Services to Graduate Students Interest Group ALA Midwinter 2018

by Leila Rod-Welch on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 11:15 am

You are invited to submit a proposal for the ACRL Academic LibraryServices to Graduate Students Interest Group, ALA Midwinter 2018.

 

The ACRL Academic Library Services to Graduate Students InterestGroup meeting will be held on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at Sheraton Denver (1550 Court Place) room # Governor’s Sq 16.

 

You are invited to submit a proposal for the ACRL Academic LibraryServices to Graduate Students Interest Group, ALA Midwinter 2018.

 

The ACRL Academic Library Services to Graduate Students InterestGroup meeting will be held on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at Sheraton Denver (1550 Court Place) room # Governor’s Sq 16.

 

The ACRL Academic Library Services to Graduate Students InterestGroup welcomes proposals which address information literacy and outreach to graduate students. The presentations will be lightening talk format for 10 minutes followed by 20 minutes Q & A at the conclusion of all of the presentations. Lightning talks will be selected via a competitive blind review process.  

 

Proposals are due December 18th.

 

SELECTION CRITERIA 

Proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which they: 

1. Measure or investigate issues of high interest to librarians, especially those working with graduate students. 

2. Represent innovative, original research.

3. Show evidence of carefully planned research design/program and thoughtful analysis. 

4. Clearly identify what stage of the project has been completed and estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project. Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication will not be considered. 

Please submit your proposal via this link.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScOKw11J1YvOSqzDht06Hzc3BZOeQ45sAQHcSn7sq8Sae-xEQ/viewform

 

If you have questions please email Leila Rod-Welch, Convenor of ACRLAcademic Library Services to Graduate Students Interest Group, atleila.rod-welch@uni.edu

 

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ALCTS

Discussion 2018 ALCTS Fundamentals Web Course Schedule Now Available

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 11:01 am

Registration is now open for the 2018 Fundamentals Web Courses offered by ALCTS. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions, and preservation, these online courses will be held multiple times throughout 2018.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Fundamentals Web Courses offered by ALCTS. Focusing on the fundamentals of acquisitions, cataloging, collection assessment, collection development and management, electronic resources acquisitions, and preservation, these online courses will be held multiple times throughout 2018. Courses include Fundamentals of Cataloging (FOC), Fundamentals of Acquisitions (FOA), Fundamentals of Preservation (FOP), Fundamentals of Collection Assessment (FCA), Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management (FCDM), Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions (FERA), and Fundamentals of Metadata (FOM).

Registration fees for four-week courses are $109 for individual ALCTS members and $139 for non-members. Six-week course fees are $139 for individual ALCTS members and $169 for non-members. For details on these courses, including the full 2018 Fundamentals Web Courses schedule, visit the ALCTS Fundamentals Web Courses page.

For questions or comments related to this or other ALCTS events, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Program Officer, at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or mdougherty@ala.org

View additional ALCTS online learning events.

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ALCTS Affiliates

Discussion Missouri Library Association

by Christine McConnell (non-member) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 10:05 am

Missouri Library Association Technical Services

http://molib.org/get-involved/communities-of-interest/technical-services...

Transition of officers is January 1st of each year.

MLA Conference in October.

Missouri Library Association Technical Services

http://molib.org/get-involved/communities-of-interest/technical-services...

Transition of officers is January 1st of each year.

MLA Conference in October.

Technical Services (Tech Services) Community of Interest

2017 Officers:

Chair:
Liz Pfeiffer
Technical Services Librarian/Cataloger
Daniel Boone Regional Library
100 W Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203
lpfeiffer@dbrl.org

Vice Chair:
Fiona Holly
Discovery Services Assistant
Rockhurst University
1100 Rockhurst Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
fiona.holly@rockhurst.edu

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Digital Collections Metadata Librarian, University of Oregon (apply by Dec. 27 for first consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 09:40 am

Digital Collections Metadata Librarian

http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/521476/digital-collections-metad...

Job no: 521476
Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Library

Digital Collections Metadata Librarian

http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/521476/digital-collections-metad...

Job no: 521476
Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Library

Department: Library
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
December 27, 2017; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants 
In addition to your application, please include:

1) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and experience make you an ideal candidate for this position.

2) A current resume or CV.

3) Three professional references, one of whom must be your current supervisor. (Note: References will not be contacted without advance notice)

Department Summary
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research and learning needs. The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, Oregon WIN, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations. In addition to a full range of research library programs, the UO Libraries provides many of the university's central educational technology services, including learning management system administration, classroom technology support, broadcast-quality video production, distance education delivery, streaming media, educational technology support, and technology-related faculty development and training.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Head of Collection Services, the Digital Collections Metadata Librarian provides metadata consultation, design, training, and development of services to facilitate the use of digital and analog information for research and education. This position works collaboratively with the Metadata and Digital Production Librarian, and provides expertise and services at the intersection of many user-focused services and projects, which may include Digital Scholarship Services, Systems, Special Collections and Archives, Research and Instruction Services (RIS), the Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET), as well as faculty and graduate students to enhance description of and access to the library's digital collections.

Minimum Requirements
• Master's Degree in Library/Information Science/Studies by ALA-accredited program.
• Two years minimum experience cataloging in metadata standards and authority control (e.g. Dublin Core, MODS, VRA Core, EAD, DACs, etc.).

Professional Competencies
• Experience with Linked Data and its application to library and cultural heritage projects.
• Demonstrated project management experience for digitization projects and open source software development.
• Experience in creating workflows and other documentation for cataloging projects.
• Experience developing and delivering workshops and training events for internal stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working with Samvera-based DAMS.
• Student supervision experience.
• Working knowledge of digital humanities/digital scholarship strategies and tools.

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