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Discussion REMINDER: Twitter Chat on Job Hunting and Interviews

by Zachary Stein on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:49 am

*Apologies for cross posting*

 

ALCTS New Member Interest Group April Twitter Chat

 

*Apologies for cross posting*

 

ALCTS New Member Interest Group April Twitter Chat

 

The end of the semester is approaching fast! Congratulations to all the incoming MLS graduates! Are you busy looking for a job or anxious about future job interviews? Rest assured, ANMIG Chat is here to help you. On April 21st at 3 PM EST, we will an expert join us on Twitter to chat about job hunting and interviews. She is Robin O'Hanlon, Public Services Manager from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

 

If you would like to send us questions on the topic beforehand, please submit them to the moderators by Twitter or email: Casey Ann Mitchell(@metadatacam or cmitchell@oscars.org) and Zack Stein (@zstamp_ or zackgstein89@gmail.com). We will ask the questions during the chat. ANMIG twitter chats will follow a similar format to other library chats (e.g. #libchat). Moderators will tweet out questions starting with Q [number of question] (e.g. Q1, Q2, and Q3). Followers will tweet back the answers using A [Number of Question] (e.g. A1, A2, and A3). Make sure to use #ANMIGchat in all of your tweets!

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Web and Database Development Librarian, NC LIVE, North Carolina

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:25 am

 Web and Database Development Librarian 

NC LIVE- North Carolina 

Job Reference: 00102025

APPLY: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/EHRA/nc-live-wddl

 Web and Database Development Librarian 

NC LIVE- North Carolina 

Job Reference: 00102025

APPLY: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/EHRA/nc-live-wddl

With a reputation as North Carolina’s premier partner for statewide library cooperation and shared digital content, NC LIVE provides 200 public and academic libraries with access to an essential and powerful array of core online resources that support education, enhance economic development, and improve the quality of life for every North Carolinian.

NC LIVE delivers shared access to a diverse digital collection that includes full-text article databases, ebooks and audio books, streaming video, demographic and business data, as well as reference materials, language learning tools, and more. In addition, the staff of seven provides authentication, discovery, and support services to member libraries in order to maximize use and return on investment in digital content.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

NC LIVE is seeking a Web and Database Development Librarian to lead the design and management of the technologies that support a renowned statewide library consortium.  The Web and Database Development Librarian will be responsible for all technical aspects of NC LIVE’s web presence, systems integration, and the services that support its digital collections.  Your time will be allocated between systems architecting, ongoing maintenance of existing services, and software development to support new initiatives.  You will have the opportunity to collaborate with member librarians and developers to integrate their local tools and services with NC LIVE’s technologies.

The Web and Database Development Librarian will also work with an external vendor to ensure the robustness and reliability of NC LIVE’s hosted infrastructure; monitor and assist in the resolution of technical issues related to NC LIVE content and services and serve as liaison to one Advisory Committee.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited MLIS, MLS or equivalent advanced degree.
  • A proven track-record of innovation.
  • Significant experience designing, developing and supporting web sites using CMSes, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Experience with open source programming languages, including PHP.
  • Experience working with Unix/Linux environments and troubleshooting Unix-based applications and packages.
  • Database development experience with relational databases such as MySQL.
  • Familiarity with usability testing, website accessibility standards, and analytics.
  • Familiarity with mobile platforms and responsive design.
  • Familiarity with current digital library technologies, standards and best practices.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to communicate clearly and succinctly both verbally and in reports and presentations.
  • Valid driver license and ability to travel to NC LIVE member libraries across the State.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Familiarity with customer relationship management systems.
  • Familiarity with Drupal CMS.
  • Experience working in or on behalf of libraries.
  • Experience with APIs and/or search engine technologies.

APPLY: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/EHRA/nc-live-wddl

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head of Health Science Library Services, University at Buffalo Libraries

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:22 am

Head of Health Science Library Services

University at Buffalo Libraries

Reference: F1700061

APPLY:  https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu

Head of Health Science Library Services

University at Buffalo Libraries

Reference: F1700061

APPLY:  https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu

As the largest academic research library in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, the University at Buffalo Libraries have an extensive online and print collection, including many locally digitized collections covering a wide range of subject areas. There were more than 3.3 million uses of the Libraries’ print and digital collections last year. The 4.2 million volumes of the University Libraries include 767,000 e-books, and the journal holdings include over 162,000 scholarly journal subscriptions. Our holdings also include 6.2 million microforms, more than 43,000 music recordings, and a substantial multimedia collection. The University Libraries are comprised of eight physical facilities, including the Charles B. Sears Law Library and the Music Library. We serve over 3.8 million users per year in our buildings.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We seek candidates who demonstrate awareness of trends in scholarly communication, evidence-based healthcare, interprofessional education/practice, and the information needs of clinicians, as well as those candidates who possess the ability to engage a variety of stakeholders. Candidates should be conversant in NIH public access policy compliance issues and similar requirements. The Head of HSLS  will bring creativity to this leadership role and work closely with the AUL for REO to craft a strategic plan and vision for HSLS. The Head will guide and implement twenty-first century information services for the UB health sciences community. The successful candidate will serve as the head of and full member of the HSLS team and will contribute to the research literacy efforts of students, faculty, staff, and key partners of the health science schools and their affiliates.  The Head of HSLS will directly supervise liaisons to all of UB’s health science schools.  The Head of HSLS will advocate for appropriate staffing levels and establish regular continuing education opportunities for current staff.  The successful candidate will communicate actively with fellow professionals through research, publishing, and presentations at local, regional, and national venues.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent)

  • At least five years of experience working in an academic health science library or library system
  • Three or more years of managerial experience
  • A record of successful leadership and administrative accomplishment
  • Evidence of increasing responsibility in previous positions
  • Extensive knowledge of scholarly resources used within the health sciences and/or related fields
  • Extensive knowledge of the different information needs of the wide array of stakeholders in academic health science communities
  • Proven leadership in implementing program assessment goals, strategies, and measures
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to work effectively with colleagues, teaching faculty, clinicians, and community members in a diverse community
  • Comfortable working in an environment undergoing transformative change
  • Flexibility and the ability to react quickly to the changing needs of a vibrant academic community
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated professional development that includes publications, participation in professional associations and service to the profession, reflecting the capacity to achieve tenure

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in life science or health science field

APPLY:  https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Humanities Residency Librarian (Diversity and Innovation), Ithaca College Library (Apply by April 24)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:12 am

Humanities Residency Librarian (Diversity and Innovation)

Ithaca College Library

Preference will be given to applications received by April 24, 2017.  The projected position start date is August 2017

APPLY:  https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/10956

Humanities Residency Librarian (Diversity and Innovation)

Ithaca College Library

Preference will be given to applications received by April 24, 2017.  The projected position start date is August 2017

APPLY:  https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/10956

In support of Ithaca College’s commitment to inclusivity, the Ithaca College Library invites applications for a two-year residency program designed to increase the presence of historically underrepresented groups in the professional librarian ranks and introduce new and innovative perspectives to the Library. The residency provides an early-career librarian with a range of professional experience in a supportive environment for professional exploration and engagement. The program is intended to recruit a recent library school graduate who will contribute effectively to the diversity of the profession and obtain a meaningful work experience. The College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, is nestled in the heart of New York state’s Finger Lakes region. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, preferably granted within the most recent 24 months of the hiring date 
  • demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives undergraduate or graduate coursework in the humanities is preferred, as well as interest or experience in the digital humanities and user experience/user needs
  • knowledge of current developments in academic librarianship, including current practices and technology in library instruction
  • excellent presentation and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment
  • ability to work collaboratively as well as independently with patrons from diverse backgrounds
  • ability to deal positively, collegially, and proactively within a changing environment are required

APPLY:  https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/10956

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Coordinator for Digital Archives and Records,University of Delaware Archives and Records Management (Apply by May 12)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 10:16 am

Coordinator for Digital Archives and Records

University of Delaware Archives and Records Management 

Job Reference: 104545

DEADLINE: May 12, 2017

APPLY: http://bit.ly/UACoord17

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

University of Delaware Archives and Records Management seeks qualified applicants for the position of Coordinator for Digital Archives and Records. The person selected for this position will have primary responsibility for:

Coordinator for Digital Archives and Records

University of Delaware Archives and Records Management 

Job Reference: 104545

DEADLINE: May 12, 2017

APPLY: http://bit.ly/UACoord17

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

University of Delaware Archives and Records Management seeks qualified applicants for the position of Coordinator for Digital Archives and Records. The person selected for this position will have primary responsibility for:

  • Developing, implementing, and maintaining a digital asset management system to manage the electronic collections of the Archives Program,
  •  Developing, implementing, and maintaining resources for the intake and archiving of the university’s electronic records, including documents, databases and data sets, file formats of all types, and web content
  •  Working with university units to establish protocols and procedures for the transfer of electronic records and content to the Archives Program via the Records Management Program

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Graduate degree required. Graduate degree in Library and/or Information Science (MLIS, MLS, etc. from an ALA accredited institution) strongly preferred. Graduate degree in History or closely related discipline secondarily preferred. Coursework in Computer Science or closely related field preferred.
  •  Minimum of three years professional experience working as an archivist or digital archivist required. Experience in institutional settings (i.e., universities, companies, government agencies, etc.) strongly preferred.
  •  Knowledge of current developments and software used in the management of electronic records and digital preservation required.
  • Understanding of and ability to apply controlled vocabularies and descriptive standards required.
  • Familiarity with current archival metadata standards required.
  •  Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and to work collaboratively with university stakeholders to implement and run complex projects in a changing environment required.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills required.
  •  Ability to work independently and ability to take initiative required.
  • Familiarity with digital asset management systems, electronic content management systems, archives information management applications, and institutional repositories required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival, digital curation, and records management principles and best practices required.
  •  Familiarity with the history of the state of Delaware and that of the University of Delaware preferred.
  •  Experience with wide range of computing operating systems, storage systems, and file formats preferred.
  •  Prior experience supervising staff or students preferred.
  • Track record of progressively responsible duties required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required.

APPLY: http://bit.ly/UACoord17

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ACRL CLS Executive Committee (College Libraries Section)

Discussion ACRL 2017 CLS Friday Night Feast in Chicago - Register now!

by Jessica Brangiel on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 08:41 am

Join us for the ACRL CLS Friday Night Feast at Beatrix during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!

Fri, June 23, 2017  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT

Beatrix

670 N. St. Clair

Chicago, IL 60611

REGISTER HERE

Space is limited so register early! Registration ends June 2, 2017.

Registration is $30 per person and includes 3 course meal.

 

Join us for the ACRL CLS Friday Night Feast at Beatrix during the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!

Fri, June 23, 2017  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT

Beatrix

670 N. St. Clair

Chicago, IL 60611

REGISTER HERE

Space is limited so register early! Registration ends June 2, 2017.

Registration is $30 per person and includes 3 course meal.

 

Starters:
Straight “A” salad arugula, asian pear, almonds (gluten free)
Hummus vegetables, warm naan
Tsukune chili-cilantro sauce

Entrees:
Chicken bebe: miller farms organic chicken, parmesan crust, roasted asparagus (gluten free)
Slow-braised short rib
Cavatelli w/slow-roasted vegetables: kale pesto, tomato broth, parmesan (vegetarian)

Dessert:
Oh my! caramel pie: shortbread cookie crust
Tall, dark & handsome chocolate cake (gluten free)

Thank you to EBSCO for their generous sponsorship of this event!

For questions, please contact Jessica Brangiel at jbrangi1@swarthmore.edu

Registration is non-refundable after the June 2, 2017, deadline.

REGISTER HERE!

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ASCLA Executive Committee (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Discussion Agenda, ASCLA Executive Committee, 4-18-17

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 04:35 pm

ASCLA Executive Committee

April 18,  10 PT / 11 MT / 12 CT / 1 ET

Agenda

Dee Brennan -- re E Book Summit

Minutes of Feb 27, 2017

President's Report

President Elect's Report  

Interface Editor

FAFLRT -- issues for May Executive Committee Meeting with Karl Debus-Lopez

ASCLA Executive Committee

April 18,  10 PT / 11 MT / 12 CT / 1 ET

Agenda

Dee Brennan -- re E Book Summit

Minutes of Feb 27, 2017

President's Report

President Elect's Report  

Interface Editor

FAFLRT -- issues for May Executive Committee Meeting with Karl Debus-Lopez

New ASCLA Logo -- Executive Committee and Board need background on the process for approving this change -- Could Melissa and / or Jennifer join the meeting to give the background? 

Board, member and routine communications with Melissa and Jennifer during the interim

New Business 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Librarian Full Time, Broward County (apply by May 31)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 04:03 pm

BROWARD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
LIBRARIES DIVISION

LIBRARIAN FULL TIME POSITION
Salary Range - $44,975.98 - $71,781.73 annually per year (dependent upon qualifications)

Broward County, Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Librarian Full Time at various library locations. Additional vacancies may be filled from this recruitment.

This position is expected to serve in the capacity of Youth Services and Adult Services Librarian and may be assigned to any library location based on operational needs.

BROWARD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
LIBRARIES DIVISION

LIBRARIAN FULL TIME POSITION
Salary Range - $44,975.98 - $71,781.73 annually per year (dependent upon qualifications)

Broward County, Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Librarian Full Time at various library locations. Additional vacancies may be filled from this recruitment.

This position is expected to serve in the capacity of Youth Services and Adult Services Librarian and may be assigned to any library location based on operational needs.

The purpose of this position is to plan, supervise and coordinate the activities of a service section. This includes supervising staff, project or program coordination cultivating outreach efforts, and supporting division-wide initiatives. This position is also responsible for collection development, youth and adult reference services, programs and readers advisory.

This announcement will remain active until a sufficient number of applications has been received and may close at any time.

Requirements: Requires a Master's degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or closely related field.

Preferences:
• Master's degree or higher in Education or related field that is separate but relevant from the Minimum Qualifications
• Post Master Certificate in Community Information Management
• ALA Leadership Certificate
• Post Master Certificate in Librarianship
• Grants Writing Experience
• Project Management Experience
• Desire to work with children and to plan and conduct children's programming

How to Apply: Your application must be received on-line at www.broward.org/careers by 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2017.

Be advised that during emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.
BROWARD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDER OF SERVICES

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion E-resources and Cataloging Librarian, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 03:56 pm

Job Description for Library Manager
Manager, E-Resources and Cataloging Librarian
Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Job Description for Library Manager
Manager, E-Resources and Cataloging Librarian
Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Summary
The E-resources and Cataloging Librarian will participate in the ongoing coordination and management of the library’s e-resources, catalog, and discovery system. Under direction of the Assistant Director, this individual will follow emerging technology trends and current best practices in order to anticipate academic users’ needs and preferences in a highly digital and mobile environment. The E-Resources and Cataloging Librarian will also participate in the selection, acquisition, and evaluation of electronic library resources.

Primary duties
• Manages and maintains timely access to all digital library resources including subscription databases, e-books, e-journals, full-text article links, and other e-resources.
• Performs cataloging activities and projects related to both print and e-resources.
• Serves as administrator of the integrated library system, OCLC’s World Share.
• Coordinates trial, acquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff.
• Applies knowledge of best practices for discoverability of library resources to improve tools and workflows
• Communicates successfully with vendors and publishers to ensure continuous access to licensed resources and resolve access interruptions.
• Assists with the selection of new resources and ongoing review of current electronic resources.
• Assists with troubleshooting of the Library’s licensed e-resources, including e-books, e-journals, and databases.
• Delivers high-level customer service, including answering questions, recommending resources, providing instruction and/or educational sessions to users. Continually seeks new ways to improve efficiency and customer service.
• Special projects in support of library services on an as-needed basis

Education
MLS degree Library Science degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Required Skills and Experience
• Working knowledge of integrated library systems, link resolvers, discovery systems, and other related resource management services.
• Knowledge of NLM cataloging and classification standards.
• Skills in developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures, and workflows.
• Skills in utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting.
• Demonstrated commitment to service for students, staff and faculty and willingness to actively collaborate with colleagues in the Library and across the campus community.
• Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to quickly learn new skills.
• Ability to work well in collaborative, team-based enviroment

Preferred Skills and Experience
• Experience with OCLC World Share and Connexion
• Experience with MARC bibliographic and authorities formats and OCLC cataloging standards.
• Familiarity with SpringShare’s LipApps Product Suite
• Knowledge of best practices for managing access to electronic resources.

Institution
The Levy Library supports the education, research, and clinical information needs of the Mount Sinai Health System, including the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Library provides an inviting environment designed to facilitate research, study, and collaboration. It offers an extensive collection of biomedical databases, e-journals, e-books, and print resources; and serves as a resource on information retrieval, information management and scholarly communication issues.

The Library is a unit of Mount Sinai's Academic Informatics and Technology division. Academic Informatics and Technology also encompasses The Mount Sinai Archives and Records Management department; the Instructional Technology and Learning Systems team and the Academic Support and Learning Environments group.

For further information, please visit the library’s website: http://icahn.mssm.edu/about/ait/levy-library

To Apply
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Laura Schimming, laura.schimming@mssm.edu

Laura Schimming, MLS
Assistant Director
Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place, MS 1102 | New York, NY 10029

 

 

 

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ACRL Board of Directors

File ACRL-SB17-Agenda-Documents

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 03:07 pm

PDF File, 3.04 MB

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