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Discussion Humanities and Acquisitions Librarian (Tenure-Track), Portland State University Library (apply by Aug 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 09:48 am

POSITION:    Humanities and Acquisitions Librarian / Assistant Professor / Tenure-Track

LOCATION:  Portland State University Library, Portland, OR

POSTED:        July 26, 2017, open until finalists identified

POSITION:    Humanities and Acquisitions Librarian / Assistant Professor / Tenure-Track

LOCATION:  Portland State University Library, Portland, OR

POSTED:        July 26, 2017, open until finalists identified

Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, Portland State has an innovative approach to education that combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.

PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community.

As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens.

Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. This policy implements state and federal laws. Inquiries about it should be directed to the Office of Equity and Compliance, 1600 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 830, Portland, OR 97201, 503-725-5919, or via email to: diversity@pdx.edu.

Position Summary

The Humanities and Acquisitions Librarian provides leadership in coordinating the acquisitions functions of the library and serves as the Library's liaison to assigned humanities departments.

The Humanities and Acquisitions Librarian consults and collaborates with scholars; participates in a dynamic instructional program, including classroom and online instruction; provides reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the community; and selects information resources to support the instructional and research needs of a diverse institution. This position also serves as the liaison to academic units within the humanities such as World Languages and Literatures, depending on the needs of the Library.

This position manages negotiations and contracts with vendors; collaborates and coordinates with acquisitions staff (reporting to the Head of Cataloging and eAccess) in the procurement of library resources; participates in the creation and review of policies that govern library collections; collaborates with the Library Fiscal Analyst in managing the library materials budget; works closely with the Collection Development and Head of Cataloging and eAccess librarians in the acquisition and management of information resources; and participates in developing and refining workflows for collection development and the acquisition and cataloging of resources.

Portland State University faculty members contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and the University, engage in community and professional service, and pursue an active scholarly agenda including publication, research, and seeking grants as appropriate. This full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position reports to the Research & Instruction Manager.

Key Cultural Competencies

  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
  • Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Responsibilities

  • Supports the instructional and research needs of assigned units. Collaborates with these units in assessing information needs and the availability of information resources; cultivates bridges for service and teaching; works with teaching faculty to develop discipline-appropriate instruction; and provides research consultations for faculty and students. Includes working some evening and weekend hours.
  • Participates in the Library's information literacy and general instruction program, face-to-face and online. Shares in the development and delivery of course-related instruction in the general education program.
  • Develops physical and online learning objects and research guides.
  • Provides reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the community.
  • Coordinates contracts for library information resources; applies knowledge of copyright issues, licensing, and contracting in academic libraries while negotiating with library vendors regarding the procurement, use, and management of resources.
  • Collaborates with the Library Fiscal Analyst in managing the library materials budget; collects, manages, analyzes and communicates numerical and budget information accurately and clearly.
  • Coordinate workflow within the acquisitions functions and their relationship to other Library units; support collaboration and innovation among relevant library units.
  • Participates in continual library planning and assessment activities, including the collection of relevant data on inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
  • Maintains awareness of scholarly communication and copyright issues in general and within assigned disciplines and contributes to advocacy efforts. Keeps colleagues informed of current issues and developments in liaison areas.
  • Occasionally directs the work of part-time student employees or interns.

Research/Scholarly Activities

  • Pursues an active publication and research agenda.
  • Meets expectations for faculty scholarship in accordance with the Library and University’s promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review guidelines.

University Service Activities

  • Supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the Library and the University.
  • Establishes short and long-range goals, objectives, and priorities; aligned with those of the Library and the University.
  • Contributes to the work of relevant Library and University committees and workgroups.
  • Supports Library and University development efforts.

Professional Service Activities

  • Contributes to the work of professional associations: local, regional, national, or international.
  • Maintains current professional expertise through participation in workshops, classes, professional associations and networks, and through continued awareness of the scholarly literature.

Other Responsibilities

  • Engages in community endeavors that may benefit from one’s professional expertise, and be a good ambassador for the University.
  • Contributes to a positive and collaborative environment based on mutual respect, service, open communication, and cooperation.
  • Maintains effective and productive communications with colleagues, administrators, and community users and organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Two years experience years of full-time, post-MLS experience as a librarian.
  • Experience in at least two of these areas: serving as a liaison to academic departments; teaching or training; delivering reference services; and collection development.
  • Experience in library acquisitions.
  • Ability to successfully complete a background check and provide transcripts.

Preferred Requirements

  • Ability to collect, manage, analyze and communicate numerical information accurately and clearly.
  • Experience negotiating with library vendors.
  • Knowledge of copyright issues regarding purchased resources and the ability to communicate effectively about copyright issues concerning the purchasing and acquisitions of materials for an academic environment.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and experience integrating information literacy concepts into teaching.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work positively in a fast-paced, changing environment while collaborating with diverse colleagues, faculty, students, and the community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to practices facilitating diversity and inclusion.
  • Evidence of professional service and scholarship.
  • Effective communications and collaboration skills.
  • Knowledge of one or more non-English languages.

Compensation

The salary is $70,236 with an excellent benefits package.

To Apply

To apply, please create an account and apply through the Portland State University career portal:

https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/24018

Review of applicants will begin approximately August 25, 2017, and will remain open until finalists are identified.

For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Portland State University, please call 503-725-4926 or email askhrc@pdx.edu

Please email search coordinator Stephanie Doig with any questions regarding this job posting.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion University Records Officer, UW-Madison’s Archives (apply by Aug 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 09:46 am

UW-Madison’s Archives is seeking a creative, well organized, and forward-thinking professional who is passionate about records management. The University Records Officer works with many stakeholders across campus and manages the University’s records management program. The University Records Officer also serves as chair of the University Records Management Advisory Group and liaison with the State Public Records Board.

UW-Madison’s Archives is seeking a creative, well organized, and forward-thinking professional who is passionate about records management. The University Records Officer works with many stakeholders across campus and manages the University’s records management program. The University Records Officer also serves as chair of the University Records Management Advisory Group and liaison with the State Public Records Board.

For more information and to apply for the position please click on the following link: PVL# 91507-AS.

All applications must be submitted through the UW-Madison Jobs at UW site. A cover letter and resume are required. References will be requested once the finalists are selected. A criminal background check is also required.

The deadline to apply is August 23, 2017.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Education and SPExS Librarian, American University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 09:44 am

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

EDUCATION AND SPExS LIBRARIAN

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Location: Washington, DC

https://apply.interfolio.com/43554

American University Library is seeking an innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarian for a continuing appointment-track faculty position for the School of Education [SOE] and the School of Professional and Extended Studies [SPExS].  Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at either assistant or associate level.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

EDUCATION AND SPExS LIBRARIAN

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Location: Washington, DC

https://apply.interfolio.com/43554

American University Library is seeking an innovative, energetic, and service-oriented librarian for a continuing appointment-track faculty position for the School of Education [SOE] and the School of Professional and Extended Studies [SPExS].  Rank will be dependent upon experience and stature in the field at either assistant or associate level.

Responsibilities: The Education and SPExS Librarian will be the point person for research assistance, information literacy instruction and collection development in support of the curriculum and the faculty research at the School of Education and SPExS, as well as education-related research across campus. The librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the School of Education and SPExS to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources.   In collection development, reviews and selects research materials (print and digital) to support faculty and student research for Education.   http://www.american.edu/cas/education/

The Collection Development responsibilities include developing the Curriculum Materials Center [CMC], which includes the Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Collection.  The CMC is housed in the same building as the School of Education.  The Education and SPExS Librarian will coordinate closely with Access Services, which will manage the circulation and daily collection management activities of the CMC, and will coordinate with the School of Education, which uses the CMC as a learning space and classroom in conjunction with the collections.  The Education and SPExS Librarian is responsible for all of the intellectual decisions concerning the collection and the pedagogical design of the space.

Identifies fund-raising opportunities for building collections supporting School of Education and SPExS and helps cultivate potential donors.  Provides high-level subject specific research assistance to School of Education and SPExS faculty and students, as well as basic research assistance to all students and faculty.  Teaches subject specific instruction sessions and participates in the baseline information literacy instruction for all students.  Creates appropriate online tools to support the School of Education and SPExS students and faculty.  Provides research and library support to all new SOE and SPExS programs and initiatives, including new online programs and post-doctoral researchers associated with the schools.  Collaborates with colleagues, as appropriate, on scholarly communication in support of the School of Education and SPExS.  Works with the School of Education to organize and implement the annual Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Symposium.  Supports interdisciplinary initiatives across academic units that require expertise in education librarianship.  Serves on the Library’s Collections Management Team and participates in decisions that affect the overall research materials collection.  Assists all relevant entities in self-studies and reaccreditation, including CAEP.

In support of SPExS, this position supports the International Accelerator Program.  This program is intended for international students, both undergraduate and graduate, who earn credits while improving their English language skills.  This Education and SPExS Librarian will provide information literacy instruction and research support to these international students.  Most of the classes taught in SPExS are interdisciplinary and work with subject collections that are built by other subject librarians.  The Education and SPExS librarian will work with colleagues on the Collections Management Team to ensure that the collections meet the needs of SPExS students and faculty.  Other areas of SPExS that this position supports include the Washington Semester program, the mentorship program, the AU Gap program, and online and in-person graduate professional programs, professional development programs.  SPExS is a dynamic unit and is regularly developing new programs.  http://www.american.edu/spexs/

The Education and SPExS Librarian is a member of the Division of Research, Teaching and Learning [RTL] and reports to the Associate Director of RTL.  As a member of RTL, the Education and SPExS Librarian also participates in broader initiatives as part of the University Library.

Library faculty members participate in library governance activities.  The Education and SPExS Librarian also consults regularly with the School of Education and the SPExS teaching faculty and administrators.  Library faculty members are expected to develop professionally, to contribute to the profession of librarianship, and to participate in campus-wide and library-wide activities.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited M.L.S.  Demonstrated research assistance, instruction, and collection development experience. Awareness of current concerns and developments in education librarianship and service to international students.  Evidence of potential for professional contributions and ongoing professional development. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Strong public service ethic; collaborative skills.  Ability to shift priorities in a rapidly changing environment.  Ability to work across a broad-based constituency and to communicate a positive library image.  Three years’ experience in an academic or research institution and a graduate degree in education, TESOL or a related field is highly preferred.

Salary:Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

The American University Library www.american.edu/library  serves the AU community through a collection of over 1,300,000 volumes, 52,000 media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 125,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects. The library has 21 library faculty, 77 full time staff and other professionals and about 104 student assistants.  The library's budget is about $16.7 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group. 

American University Library is a founding member of the Diversity Alliance for Academic Libraries. 

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 13,000 students.   

For information about American University, please see see http://www.american.edu and learn about the University Library at http://www.american.edu/library.

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search.  Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. 

Apply Now

https://apply.interfolio.com/43554

For help in signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at help@interfolio.com or phone at (877) 997-8807.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: 

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services

American University Library

4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, D.C. 20016-8046

mmikkel@american.edu

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identify and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.   

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Digital Scholarship Centers Interest Group

Discussion Spread the word: Scholarship for library and information science students

by John Walter (non-member) on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 09:42 pm

Hello Respected Librarians,

If you know any students pursuing (or intending to pursue) library and information science studies, please make them aware of my company's pool screens Bradenton scholarship

The 2017 deadline was just extended to August 31... so please pass the word to any potentially deserving students.  Thanks for your help!

John W.

http://palmbeachpatioscreens.com

Bradenton/Sarasota's Best Pool Screens

Hello Respected Librarians,

If you know any students pursuing (or intending to pursue) library and information science studies, please make them aware of my company's pool screens Bradenton scholarship

The 2017 deadline was just extended to August 31... so please pass the word to any potentially deserving students.  Thanks for your help!

John W.

http://palmbeachpatioscreens.com

Bradenton/Sarasota's Best Pool Screens

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ALA Technology Training Videos

Discussion List of How To Videos for New Connect

by Pamela Akins (staff) on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 03:50 pm

Below is a list of tasks users will learn during each of the five Tracks of Training being offered on the New ALA Connect.

This list will become the link list to video shorts, as well as compose the Table of Contents for the written training documentation.  Video duration will be added to each line as each video is posted. Your feedback, FAQs, suggested terms for our wiki Glossary in the new system and other help is welcome and appreciated.

All Users

Below is a list of tasks users will learn during each of the five Tracks of Training being offered on the New ALA Connect.

This list will become the link list to video shorts, as well as compose the Table of Contents for the written training documentation.  Video duration will be added to each line as each video is posted. Your feedback, FAQs, suggested terms for our wiki Glossary in the new system and other help is welcome and appreciated.

All Users

Welcome and Intro (2 min 7 sec)

Track 1: Basic Member Training Track (80% - Rock Bottom Basics)

  • What is Connect? Why use it?
  • Where/How to Login
  • Find their Groups (Ways to Navigate between ALA, Divisions, Offices & Round Tables)
  • Add/Contribute to Discussion
  • Conduct Basic Search
  • Update their Profile (manage opt-outs)
  • Browse/Join Communities
  • Find More resources (Glossary, FAQs, Help Videos, Additional Training)

Track 2: Member Leader Training Track - (20% - Basic/Intermediate):

  • Find their Groups (Ways to Navigate between ALA, Divisions, Offices & Round Tables)
  • Browse/Search Join Communities
  • Request a New Community
  • Add/Contribute to Discussion
  • Post to Community Repository
  • Post to Public Repository
  • Conduct Basic Content Search
  • Advanced Search People
  • Update their Profile (manage opt-outs)
  • Update Demographics
  • Manage their Account (Passwords, communication preferences, Inbox)
  • Connect with Other Members (Networks, Add to Contacts)
  • Find More resources (Glossary, FAQs, Help Videos, Additional Training)

Track 3: Staff Training

  • All tasks from Track 2
  • Understand the nesting model and the term “micro-site” as it relates in Connect
  • Access Staff Training Videos and Info from HR (later phase?) / Join Staff group (later phase)

Track 4: Community Admin (Advanced Tasks requiring elevated rights)

  • All tasks from Tracks 2 and 3
  • How to Moderate Messages, what happens when you Reject a message
  • Understand the nesting model and the term “micro-site” as it relates in Connect
  • Post Announcements to the community home page
  • Update HTML on Community Home Pages
  • Manage Google Docs and posting other resource links [ie. Adobe Connect links for Chat] to micro-site home page Add Polls (using Wufoo or QuizMaker) to the Community home page (3rd party widget)
  • Understand capabilities and differences between
    iMIS controlled groups [Committees] vs Higher Logic groups [Communities]

Track 5: Site Admin (Advanced Tasks requiring elevated rights)

  • All tasks from Tracks 2, 3 and 4
  • Post Announcements to the micro-site home page
  • Update HTML on micro-site Home Page
  • Add Poll to micro-site home page (3rd party widget)
  • Understand site reporting
  • Update footer links [social media]
  • Update the micro-site home page background color theme
  • Update logo on micro-site home page

 

Additional Training Resources:

  • Full ALA Connect Training Documentation
  • ALA Connect Best Practices 
  • ALA Connect Terms of Use
  • ALA Connect Frequently Asked Questions
  • Governance Staff: Manage the Council Documents
  • Governance Staff: Manage the Committee on Committees
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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian(Tenure-Track), Portland State University (apply by Aug 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 02:07 pm

POSITION: Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian/ Assistant Professor /
Tenure-Track
LOCATION: Portland State University Library, Portland, OR
POSTED: July 26, 2017, open until finalists identified

POSITION: Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian/ Assistant Professor /
Tenure-Track
LOCATION: Portland State University Library, Portland, OR
POSTED: July 26, 2017, open until finalists identified

Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, Portland State has an innovative approach to education that combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.

PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community.

As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens.

Portland State University supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, employment, housing, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis in law. This policy implements state and federal laws. Inquiries about it should be directed to the Office of Equity and Compliance, 1600 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 830, Portland, OR 97201, 503-725-5919, or via email to: diversity@pdx.edu.

Position Summary
The Government Documents and Social Sciences Librarian consults and collaborates with scholars; participates in a dynamic instructional program, including classroom and online instruction; provides reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the community; and selects information resources to support the instructional and research needs of a diverse institution. This position has primary responsibility for representing PSU Library in the shared Oregon regional federal repository; professional engagement with other government documents librarians and the Government Printing Office on issues of mutual concern; the development and maintenance of the FDLP and Oregon Documents collections; the creation and maintenance of research guides and web pages related to local, state, federal, and international government documents in all formats; and relevant reference and instruction. This position serves as the Library’s lead on data management services, working with other campus units, and providing support to faculty, staff, students, and fellow librarians on activities such as data management planning, data documentation, preservation and sharing. This position also serves as the liaison to academic units such as International and Global Studies, Economics, etc., depending on the needs of the Library. Some evening and weekend instruction and/or reference duty is required. Portland State University faculty members contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and the University, engage in community and professional service, and pursue an active scholarly agenda including publication, and research, and seeking grants as appropriate. This full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position reports to the Research & Instruction Services Manager.

Key Cultural Competencies
• Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.
• Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
• Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
• Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Responsibilities
• Maintains government document depository arrangements as mandated by state and federal laws and regulations.
• Contributes to regional and national cooperative efforts in the promotion and use of government information.
• Supports the instructional and research needs of assigned units. Collaborates with these units in assessing information needs and the availability of information resources; cultivates bridges for service and teaching; works with teaching faculty to develop discipline-appropriate instruction; and provides research consultations for faculty and students.
• Works with faculty, students, academic units, research centers, relevant campus units and library teams on managing, describing, preserving, and making accessible research data.
• Works collaboratively with subject librarians to develop liaison activities relating to data management and government information.
• Participates in the Library's information literacy and general instruction program, face-to-face and online. Shares in the development and delivery of course-related instruction in the general education program.
• Provides reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the community at the reference desk and through various information and communications technologies. May include some evening and weekend hours.
• Develops physical and online learning objects and research guides.
• Participates in continual library planning and assessment activities, including the collection of relevant data on inputs, outputs, and outcomes.
• Maintains awareness of scholarly communication and copyright issues in general and within assigned disciplines and contributes to advocacy efforts. Keeps colleagues informed of current issues and developments in liaison areas.
• Occasionally directs the work of part-time student employees or interns.

Research/Scholarly Activities
• Pursues an active publication and research agenda.
• Meets expectations for faculty scholarship in accordance with the Library and University’s promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review guidelines.

University Service Activities
• Supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the Library and the University.
• Establishes short and long-range goals, objectives, and priorities; aligned with those of the Library and the University.
• Contributes to the work of relevant Library and University committees and workgroups.
• Supports Library and University development efforts.

Professional Service Activities
• Contributes to the work of professional associations: local, regional, national, or international.
• Maintains current professional expertise through participation in workshops, classes, professional associations and networks, and through continued awareness of the scholarly literature.

Other Responsibilities
• Engages in community endeavors that may benefit from one’s professional expertise, and be a good ambassador for the University.
• Contributes to a positive and collaborative environment based on mutual respect, service, open communication, and cooperation.
• Maintains effective and productive communications with colleagues, administrators, and community users and organizations.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
• Two years of full-time, post-MLS experience as a librarian.
• Experience in at least two of these areas: serving as a liaison to academic departments; teaching or training; delivering reference services; and collection development.
• Professional experience working with government information resources.
• Ability to successfully complete a background check and provide transcripts.

Preferred Qualifications
• Academic or research library experience.
• Experience with information literacy concepts.
• Degree in social sciences or prior experience as a liaison working with social science departments.
• Understanding of data management practices and outreach responsibilities associated with data management.
• Evidence of professional service and scholarship.
• Demonstrated commitment to practices facilitating diversity and inclusion.
• Effective communications and collaboration skills.
• Flexibility and the ability to work positively in a fast-paced, changing environment while collaborating with diverse colleagues, faculty, students, and the community.

Compensation
The salary is $70,236 with an excellent benefits package.

To Apply
To apply, please create an account and apply through the Portland State University career portal:
https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/24017

Review of applicants will begin approximately August 25, 2017, and will remain open until finalists are identified.

For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Portland State University, please call 503-725-4926 or email askhrc@pdx.edu

Please email search coordinator Stephanie Doig with any questions regarding this job posting.

Portland State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Full-time children's/teen services librarian,Portsmouth Public Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 02:05 pm

The Portsmouth Public Library is hiring a full time children's/teen services librarian! This is a new position, and we are excited to receive cover letters and resumes from the best, brightest, most creative, and innovative children’s/teen librarians and related professionals from around the country. 

http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/employment.htm#lib1y

The Portsmouth Public Library is hiring a full time children's/teen services librarian! This is a new position, and we are excited to receive cover letters and resumes from the best, brightest, most creative, and innovative children’s/teen librarians and related professionals from around the country. 

http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/employment.htm#lib1y

Librarian I – Youth Services Department
DEPARTMENT: Library
POSITION TITLE: Librarian I – Youth Services Department
CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 9
SALARY RANGE:$41,322-$50,123

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience. Candidates must also have advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library services to children, teens and caregivers; a solid foundation in theories of infant, child and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service; and knowledge and appreciation of children's and teen literature.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Participates in numerous aspects of youth and teen services such as, but not limited to: reference, readers’ advisory, outreach visits, grant writing, donation requests, budget allocation, promotion and advertising, establishing community liaisons, attending professional workshops, training of new staff, staying current in library services, implementing new ideas, among other responsibilities.
  2. Participates in materials selection and maintenance of youth and teen information resources, cultural materials, supplies and other collections.
  3. Directs students to academic research sources and delivers other customer reference services.
  4. Acts as a liaison to schools and other civic organizations serving youth and teens to actively promote library services.
  5. Participates in departmental social media efforts
  6. Participates in planning and implementation of library programs
  7. Assists with library outreach activities.
  8. Assists in promoting library services by creating displays and other publicity.
  9. Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned

Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved. 

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ACRL CLS Nominating 2018 Committee (College Libraries Section)

Discussion ACRL/CLS Nominating Committee meeting announcement

by Jane Currie on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 01:51 pm

The ACRL/CLS Nominating Committee will meet online beginning at 12:00 noon Central Time on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.  An agenda is attached.  The meeting is not open to guests because of the confidential nature of this committee's work.

RUSA Board of Directors

Discussion Agenda, RUSA Board, July 27, 2017

by Chris LeBeau on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Draft

1:00 PM CDT

Draft

1:00 PM CDT

Access link: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r4d92kzi28br/
Optional call-in number: 1-866-718-7314
Participant Code: 92491678#

Landing Page: http://connect.ala.org/node/268918
 
1. Approval of Agenda - C.LeBEAU

1a. President's Report - C. LeBEAU

2. NEW BUSINESS / BOARD ACTION ITEMS :

2a. Appoint Restructuring Implementation Task Force/Charge ^ - C. LeBEAU

2b. Proposal to change "RUSA Quarterly Update" to "RUSA Section Update" ^ - C. SCHUETZ

2c. Conference Planning - ALA's Remodel Schedule ^ - C. LeBEAU

3. DISCUSSION/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

3a. Update on Volunteer-Office Staff working relationship - C. LeBEAU

3b. RUSA Executive Director Search update ^  - A. MCMANUS

3c. Charges for New Committees ^ - update - B. GERMAN
      (documents are attached for board to review; please review and be prepared to vote at next board meeting)

3d. RUSA Archive Task Force - C. LeBEAU

3e. Emerging Leader - C. LEBEAU

3f. Standard Board Meeting time- C. LeBEAU

2:00 Orientation for New Board Members and Leadership ^ - MCMANUS
         (Anyone not needing orientation is free to leave)

 

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