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GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion Submit a GODORT Awards Nomination! Deadline is December 1, 2017

by Ann Marshall on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 09:51 am

The 2018 GODORT Awards are an excellent opportunity to recognize the achievements of documents librarians, encourage professional study or publication, honor mentorship and to offer a scholarship to a library science student.

Details are available at:  http://bit.ly/godortawards and submissions are due December 1, 2017!

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Assistant or Associate Professor - Research Services Librarian, The University of Dayton (apply by Nov. 22)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 08:59 am

Assistant or Associate Professor - Research Services Librarian

https://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/24577

 

Posting Number F00309P

POSITION INFORMATION

 

Assistant or Associate Professor - Research Services Librarian

https://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/24577

 

Posting Number F00309P

POSITION INFORMATION

 

Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor - Research Services Librarian
Tenure Status Tenure Track/Tenure
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Months Per Year 12
Proposed Start Date 02/01/2018

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

 

Department Roesch Library - 2910

POSTING TEXT

 

University Summary

The University of Dayton seeks an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service- oriented professional to serve as its Research Services Librarian and liaison to the School of Engineering. The successful candidate will possess willingness to enhance research services for the entire campus community. With a renovation scheduled to begin in 2018, the Research Services Librarian will play an important role in helping to shape the Libraries’ advanced research support services to be offered in the new Scholars Commons. Appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications.

Responsibilities of Research Services Librarian
• Provides leadership for advanced research support services offered by the University Libraries
• Actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with campus partners in
identifying and promoting research support for faculty and student research, grant initiatives, information and data management, research impact and metrics and other research related activities
• Initiates programming related to advanced research support services, such as workshops and presentations to campus stakeholders
• Assists with the development of the Scholars Commons
• Serves as a member of the Research Team and provides research consultation services
• Serves on the Instruction Team and provides library instruction to
academic departments within the School of Engineering and the physical sciences, as well as limited general education instruction
• Serves as collection liaison to the School of Engineering and physical sciences
• Conducts research and disseminates the findings through publication in
peer reviewed journals, major national meetings, and other venues
• Serves on various library, university and professional committees

The Research Services Librarian serves as a liaison to the School of Engineering as mentioned above and also the Physics, Mathematics and Geology departments and provides leadership for the advanced research support services offered by the University Libraries.

The University of Dayton is committed to the recruitment, hiring and promotion of outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. In support of this commitment, the University is pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty. The dual career program serves as a resource and support system and is not intended to take the place of one’s own job search efforts. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php

University Summary Information

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications

• Minimum of 33 credit hours completed at the time of application from an MLS from an ALA-accredited program or its international equivalent, with an expected degree by December 2017. 
• Excellent written communication skills 
• Demonstrated ability to meet University Libraries’ promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, and service 
• Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor requires at least five full years of post-graduate experience working as a professional librarian and a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship

Preferred Qualifications

• Degree in a STEM field or previous applicable experience working with STEM faculty or researchers, or at least 12 credit hours of college level coursework in STEM 
• Knowledge of librarians role in supporting the research cycle
• Successful experience in working with diverse user communities 
• Teaching experience, especially in a university library setting
• Excellent oral communication skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Knowledge of technology platforms in library or academic environments
• Ability to adapt to a dynamic and changing environment 
• Effective inter-personal skills
• Strong public service orientation
• Demonstrated success in creating and leading projects 
• Appreciation for the University’s Catholic and Marianist mission and identity

Number of Positions Available 1
Application Review Date  
Closing Date 11/22/2017
Open until filled?  
Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae with contact information for three references. Applicants who do not have a completed MLS degree or its international equivalent, but have at least 33 credit hours, must also supply a copy of their transcript.

Primary Contact for this Position Hector Escobar

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

  1. Transcripts
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ASCLA Library Services for the Incarcerated and Detained Interest Group

Event Library Services for the Incarcerated and Detained

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Meeting of the members of the ASCLA Interest Group Library Services to the Incarcerated and Detained and of those who are curious.

ALSC Advocacy and Legislation Committee (Association for Library Services to Children)

Discussion August 2017 Committee Meeting Minutes

by Africa Hands on Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 10:17 pm

Attendees: Kendra, Karlyn, Africa, Nate
Absent: Barbara, Johanna, Nichole

 
Meeting 2pm August 8, 2017
 

Attendees: Kendra, Karlyn, Africa, Nate
Absent: Barbara, Johanna, Nichole

 
Meeting 2pm August 8, 2017
 
Committee member introductions were made. Members discussed the difference between advocacy and programming.

 
Co-chairs reviewed committee member expectations including a discussion of past blog posts and EA website. The blog schedule was reviewed and members were reminded to select a month to post. Blog posts about the EA website are intended to help ALSC members navigate the website and learn about advocacy resources. Each committee member is expected to write at least one blog post; members will likely write 2 during a one-year time period. Nate inquired about getting started resources for new committee members. 

 
Co-chairs discussed the possibility of organizing a webinar for youth services managers. Kendra talked with Managing Children's Services committee; we're waiting to hear back, spring may be better timing for that committee; we may work with one person to craft the workshop. Members brainstormed topics and lingering questions regarding librarians engaging in advocacy work. Is it an ethics issue or management issue? Is advocacy part of librarians everyday work of providing information to patrons? How can you communicate with higher ups so staff can advocate for services?
 
The advocacy session at ALSC Leadership Meeting was discussed.
 
Other business: None.

Meeting adjourned: 2:42 pm

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ALCTS

Discussion DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10/30: Apply now for 2018 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium registration grants

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 02:39 pm

ALCTS is offering registration grants to encourage library support staff and library school students to participate in the ALCTS 2018 Midwinter Symposium to be held Feb. 9, 2018 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO.   

ALCTS is offering registration grants to encourage library support staff and library school students to participate in the ALCTS 2018 Midwinter Symposium to be held Feb. 9, 2018 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO.   

The day-long symposium “Empowering Access and Ensuring Accessibility: Connecting People to Information and Collections” will explore how libraries and cultural institutions provide access to materials, and ensure that those materials are accessible to all populations.  These concepts are particularly important for those working in collections and technical services, where responsibility for identifying, selecting, acquiring, organizing, managing, digitizing, and preserving recorded knowledge resides. The symposium explores the landscape and horizon of collections and technical services work as it contributes to access and broad accessibility to stimulate knowledge creation, to foster innovation, and to empower libraries to have a transformative role in society.

The registration grant committee consists of members of the ALCTS Membership Committee. At least five grants will be awarded in each category, additional grants may be available contingent on additional funding. Grants will be awarded competitively based on the committee’s ranking of applications received by Monday, Oct. 30, 2017.

Eligibility

Library School Student Grant applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at least part-time at an ALA-accredited institution (part-time status as defined by your institution)
  • Submit a brief summary of the applicant’s progress towards their degree
  • Provide a description of how attending the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium will support their career goals
  • Submit a completed application by the due date

Library Support Staff Grant applicants must:

  • Be currently employed in a library
  • Submit a brief summary of the applicant’s current position responsibilities as well as a description of how attending the Midwinter Symposium will support their career goals
  • Submit a completed application by the due date

In awarding the grants, preference will be given to:

  • Applicants from diverse cultural/ethnic backgrounds
  • Applicants who show an interest in actively contributing to the mission and goals of ALCTS
  • Stated reasons for wanting to attend the 2018 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium
  • Responses to open-ended questions

ALCTS or ALA membership is not required to apply or attend. Additional registration for the ALA Midwinter Meeting is not required to attend the ALCTS Midwinter Symposium. Applicants must secure permission from their supervisors to attend the Symposium in advance of applying for the registration grants. Those selected for the registration grants will be notified no later than Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education, at mdougherty@ala.org.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head of User Services, The University Library at California State University (open until filled, initial application review Nov. 27)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 01:36 pm

The University Library at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for the position of Head of User Services. This position provides leadership for user-centered services to support the academic, professional, and personal success of a diverse student population. Responsibilities include the management of circulation services, collections and building support, course reserves, resource sharing and in close collaboration with the Library Media Center.

https://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/2515

The University Library at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for the position of Head of User Services. This position provides leadership for user-centered services to support the academic, professional, and personal success of a diverse student population. Responsibilities include the management of circulation services, collections and building support, course reserves, resource sharing and in close collaboration with the Library Media Center.

https://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/2515

Job Title Head of User Services (Tenure Track Librarian - 12 Mon)
Job Code 2920-Librarian 12 month
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant/Associate Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Library Dept
Hiring Department Summary

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities. The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with new leadership, a forward-thinking vision, and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. Librarians in the CSUsystem enjoy full faculty status and are eligible for campus professional development/funding opportunities, sabbatical leave, university-wide service, and other benefits.

Essential Duties

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Academic Services, the Head of User Services provides leadership for user-centered services to support the academic, professional, and personal success of a diverse student population. Responsibilities include the management of circulation services, collections and building support, course reserves, and resource sharing in close collaboration with the Library Media Center. 
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Services, the Head of User Services:
- Lead the setting of goals, objectives and priorities for User Services consistent with the Library’s strategic plan, national standards, and best practices;
- Foster a dynamic, welcoming, and user-oriented environment for students, faculty, staff, and community users through continuous innovation and assessment of user experiences; 
- Manage departmental budget allocations; 
- Lead a cohesive student assistant orientation and training program; 
- Engage with the university community to plan, design, and implement new services and programs that improve service delivery to meet changing needs; 
- Apply data-driven decision making regarding improving, continuing and/or retiring services.
Scholarly or creative achievement, contributions to the Library and the University, professional development, and contributions to the community are all responsibilities of Library Faculty.

Required Qualifications

1. ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or international equivalent.
2. Three years or more of professional library experience, including significant successful experience supervising staff in a public services setting.
3. Ability to provide leadership for the delivery of excellent customer service.
4. Ability to initiate, develop, and assess innovative services and programs that advance strategic goals.
5. Strong organizational, and problem-solving skills; demonstrated initiative and service commitment to library users.
6. Demonstrated success in project management, including ability to manage multiple priorities.
7. Evidence of continued professional development, involvement, and contribution. 
8. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations that are reflective of a wide range of backgrounds, cultural heritage and social identities.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Demonstrated success in leadership of a User Services or similar unit within an academic library.
2. Experience with space-planning and collection management.
3. Experience in managing a unit or department budget.
4. Experience working with assessment tools.
5. Experience using Ex Libris’ Alma/Primo in the delivery of circulation and resource sharing services.
6. Demonstrated expertise in contemporary copyright issues and open access initiatives.

Posting Detail Information

 

Posting Number F0048P
Anticipated Start Date Spring 2018
Initial Application Review 11/27/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO APPLY TO THIS POSTING CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POSTING UNDER“Documents Needed to Apply”.
In your Diversity Statement, please address the following: As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching and working environment for all. What contributions are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary environment? What have you learned working with diverse populations? Please limit your response to 500 words.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html.

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  3. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Diversity Statement

Optional Documents

Complete information on the position and instructions on how to apply can be found here https://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/2515

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ACRL Dr. E. J. Josey Spectrum Scholar Mentor Committee

Event October 17, 2017 1pm CST Committee Meeting

by Kiyomi Deards on Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 07:13 pm

This meeting will occur via Adobe Connect October 17, 2017 from 1pm-2pm Central Standard Time.

Important meeting tips from ALA:

Please do not sign-in more than 15 minutes in advance as other groups may be using the room.

Attendees will need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) to utilize the VoIP feature. We recommend that all attendees have headsets with microphones available, and have a current version of Flash player installed. 

This meeting will occur via Adobe Connect October 17, 2017 from 1pm-2pm Central Standard Time.

Important meeting tips from ALA:

Please do not sign-in more than 15 minutes in advance as other groups may be using the room.

Attendees will need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) to utilize the VoIP feature. We recommend that all attendees have headsets with microphones available, and have a current version of Flash player installed. 

  1. Adobe Connect has recently updated their software. When you log-in, you may notice a screen asking you to install the add-in. If you click “yes,” the update will install in about 20-30 seconds. You may need to complete the audio setup wizard after installing the add-in.
  2. Use Firefox, if possible -- Internet Explorer and Chrome seem to have some issues.
  3. Make certain you have an updated version of Flash.
  4. Only use PDF or PPT files.
  5. You will need a headset for VoIP. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).
  6. Once you enter Adobe Connect (you will sign in as a guest -- so no log-in is needed), you will need to click on the speaker and microphone icons to activate -- both need to be GREEN.
  7. Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time.
  8. To test audio, click on ‘Meeting’ in upper left corner. Choose the audio set-up wizard. Click through every step, making sure the dropdown is set to your USB headset, and click through to the very last screen. IMPORTANT: You must click all the way through the audio wizard in order to save your selections.

For your convenience a copy of the agenda is below and attached as a PDF:

ACRL Dr. E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholars Mentor Committee Agenda

Date: October 17, 2017

Time: 1pm-2pm Central

Location: Adobe Connect

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/rj6f2r2bh2ef/

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room. Please do not sign-in more than 15 minutes in advance as other groups may be using the room.

Agenda

  1. Introductions (Everyone) (5-10 minutes) (Name, where you are from)

    1. Kiyomi Deards

    2. Tamara Rhodes

    3. David Connolly

    4. John Culshaw

    5. kYmberly Keeton

    6. Linda Golian-Lui

    7. Meghan Sitar

    8. Nikhat Ghouse

    9. Veronica Arellano-Douglas

    10. Any guests

  2. Diversity Alliance mentoring program input (early in the year) (John Culshaw or Kiyomi Deards)(10 minutes)

You might be aware that ACRL launched a new initiative called the Diversity Alliance last year (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance) aimed at getting commitments from academic libraries to establish one or more residency positions to “increase the numbers opportunities for professionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies to thrive in an academic context.” I’ve been told that the ACRL Board of Directors (or at least some of the officers) thought one way that ACRL can support this initiative and the residents is by offering a mentor pairing program like this Spectrum Scholar one. Since this committee already maintains a pool of willing mentor volunteers who have an express interest in mentoring underrepresented racial and ethnic group members early on in their academic library careers, it was suggested that the volunteer pool would probably be shared across the two mentoring programs.

The Board would like to know if this committee would be interested in working on the pairings for this other program or participate in some other way. This is all a very informal inquiry at this point, and any thoughts or questions the committee has can be communicated directly with Executive Director Mary Ellen Davis (mdavis@ala.org, 312-280-3248).

  1. Mentoring Program Assessment Review and Revision Recommendations (Tamara, Veronica, and kYmberly)(30 minutes)

The committee members working on this task are:

Facilitator: Tamara Rhodes

  • Veronica Arellano Douglas

  • kYmberly Keeton

There are 2 existing assessments that previous Dr E.J. Josey Spectrum Scholars Mentoring Committees have created. The above team will report on their recommendations with the goal of having 1 assessment form sent out to current participants this month which we hope future groups will continue to do annually.

  1. Other Business (10 minutes)

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion First Year Experience Librarian, University of Washington Tacoma (apply by Nov. 3)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 10:29 am

First Year Experience Librarian, UW Tacoma

http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/librarians/First_Year_Experience_Librarian

Notice of Vacancy September 18, 2017. Applications should be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

First Year Experience Librarian, UW Tacoma

http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/librarians/First_Year_Experience_Librarian

Notice of Vacancy September 18, 2017. Applications should be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

THE LIBRARIES

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

 UW TACOMA LIBRARY

The UW Tacoma Library engages in the full spectrum of scholarly and teaching activities for the University of Washington Tacoma campus. As such, the UW Tacoma Library plays an essential role in the learning, teaching, research, and community partnership work of the University through access, collections, consultations, digital scholarship support, events, instruction, reference, service, and technology. UW Tacoma librarians work in a matrixed model in which all librarians carry responsibility for a single area of library work, but also contribute to all areas of library. The UW Tacoma Library aspires to be a catalyst for UW Tacoma, with agile and innovative approaches to meeting the changing needs of our students, faculty, and community.

 UW TACOMA

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington’s commitment to high quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located largely in renovated historical buildings in Tacoma’s downtown warehouse district, UW Tacoma serves students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. UW Tacoma has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations.  For more information about UW Tacoma, please visit http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.

THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Head, Instruction Services, the First Year Experience Librarian is a key member of the University of Washington Tacoma Library. The First Year Experience Librarian serves as the UW Tacoma Library representative on matters of undergraduate persistence and retention, with emphasis on first year students, first generation students, and student success.

The First Year Experience Librarian coordinates the Library’s participation in campus orientations, as well as coordinates instruction coverage for first year and writing courses. The First Year Experience Librarian also represents the Library in campus-wide discussions about undergraduate student success.

In addition to the above, all UW Tacoma Librarians participate in the full range of reference and instruction services to University of Washington Tacoma students, faculty and staff. Librarians plan, deliver, and assess research support and instruction for diverse students, faculty, and staff whose primary areas of study, teaching, and research fall within the librarian’s academic subject and program responsibilities. Responsibilities include developing innovative approaches to research assistance tailored to the user populations, collection development and delivery of services in an environment committed to electronic resources and access.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Coordinates instruction of first year and writing classes with subject librarians for UW Tacoma Library.
  • Delivers library programs and services that target and improve first-year student retention and student success.
  • Coordinates library participation in campus orientation activities.
  • Serves as a subject librarian for language, literature, and writing as per the UW Tacoma Subject Librarian Guidelines.
  • Serves as a local expert on issues relating to first-year students, first generation students, and lower-division undergraduate retention, and student success.
  • Offers training for the library (and others) interested in developing innovative and effective methods for teaching and engaging with first-year students.
  • Represents the UW Tacoma Library in campus-wide discussions of first year students.
  • Participates in outreach opportunities with the UW Tacoma community.
  • Makes recommendations for and assists in formulation of library policies, and contributes to the development of library services responsive to the needs of the campus curriculum and users.
  • Provides reference assistance and referral to University of Washington Tacoma Library resources and, when necessary, to other resources including University Libraries, and regional academic and community libraries. Shares in providing instruction and reference services. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the work place.
  • Experience serving diverse and underrepresented student populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High level of energy, creativity, and flexibility; ability to foster collaborative relationships within and across administrative lines.
  • Ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Ability to manage workload, priorities and deadlines and achieve timeline goals.
  • Ability to maintain high degree of organization.

Preferred:

  • Experience with reference and instruction.
  • Demonstrated interest in research, publication, or professional contributions.

SALARY

$50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information as one PDF document to libjobs@uw.edu:

• Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources).

• Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements).

• List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses).

• Please use "Librarian Application: First Year Experience Librarian" in the subject heading.

• Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, November 3, 2017.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libjobs@uw.edu.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Instructional Design Librarian, University of Washington Tacoma (apply by Nov. 3)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 10:27 am

Instructional Design Librarian, UW Tacoma

http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/librarians/Instructional_Design_Librarian

Notice of Vacancy September 18, 2017. Applications should be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

Instructional Design Librarian, UW Tacoma

http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/librarians/Instructional_Design_Librarian

Notice of Vacancy September 18, 2017. Applications should be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

THE LIBRARIES

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

UW TACOMA LIBRARY

The UW Tacoma Library engages in the full spectrum of scholarly and teaching activities for the University of Washington Tacoma campus. As such, the UW Tacoma Library plays an essential role in the learning, teaching, research, and community partnership work of the University through access, collections, consultations, digital scholarship support, events, instruction, reference, service, and technology. UW Tacoma librarians work in a matrixed model in which all librarians carry responsibility for a single area of library work, but also contribute to all areas of library. The UW Tacoma Library aspires to be a catalyst for UW Tacoma, with agile and innovative approaches to meeting the changing needs of our students, faculty, and community.

UW TACOMA

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington’s commitment to high quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. Located largely in renovated historical buildings in Tacoma’s downtown warehouse district, UW Tacoma serves students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. UW Tacoma has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations.  For more information about UW Tacoma, please visit http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.

THE POSITION

Under the general direction of the Head, Media & Digital Collections, the Instructional Design Librarian is a key member of the University of Washington Tacoma Library. The Instructional Design Librarian will work collaboratively with library staff to develop online learning modules and other tools to enable scaling of instruction.

The Instructional Design Librarian will also participate in campus pedagogical practices through one-on-one consultation with faculty, the development and offering of workshops, and other techniques to improve the educational experience for UW Tacoma students.

As part of this work, the Instructional Design Librarian will contribute to the Library’s digital scholarship program, both supporting faculty interested in integrating digital scholarship into their teaching and supporting the use of digital scholarship as a source in classroom teaching.

In addition to the above, all UW Tacoma Librarians participate in the full range of reference and instruction services to University of Washington Tacoma students, faculty and staff. Librarians plan, deliver, and assess research support and instruction for diverse students, faculty, and staff whose primary areas of study, teaching, and research fall within the librarian’s academic subject and program responsibilities. Responsibilities include developing innovative approaches to research assistance tailored to the user populations, collection development and delivery of services in an environment committed to electronic resources and access.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Serves as a subject librarian for the School of Social Work & Criminal Justice and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science’s Social, Behavioral, & Human Sciences department as per the UW Tacoma Subject Librarian Guidelines.
  • Supports development of an online education infrastructure for the library.
  • Works with librarians and faculty looking to modify their teaching in light of research findings in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, emerging pedagogies, or academic technology with particular emphasis on digital and publicly engaged scholarship.
  • Consults one-on-one, offers workshops, and communicates across campus about developments in teaching practices at UW Tacoma and more broadly in the literature of teaching and learning.
  • Leads library and campus in Open Educational Resource adoption and implementation.
  • Facilitates a learning environment for students across the university that is responsive to evidence-based improvements.
  • Represents the Library in campus committees focused on learning and instruction in collaboration with the Head, Instruction Services.
  • Participates in coordination and implementation of the library website, LibGuides, and the campus institutional repository.
  • Participates in outreach opportunities with the UW Tacoma community.
  • Makes recommendations for and assists in formulation of library policies, and contributes to the development of library services responsive to the needs of the campus curriculum and users.
  • Provides reference assistance and referral to University of Washington Tacoma Library resources and, when necessary, to other resources including University Libraries, and regional academic and community libraries. Shares in providing instruction and reference services. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Coursework or professional experience with instructional design, learning theory, and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the work place.
  • Experience serving diverse and underrepresented student populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High level of energy, creativity, and flexibility; ability to foster collaborative relationships within and across administrative lines.
  • Ability to work successfully in a highly collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Ability to manage workload, priorities and deadlines and achieve timeline goals.
  • Ability to maintain high degree of organization.

Preferred:

  • Experience with reference and instruction.
  • Demonstrated interest in research, publication, or professional contributions.

SALARY

$50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information as one PDF document to libjobs@uw.edu:

• Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources).

• Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements).

• List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses).

• Please use "Librarian Application: Instructional Design Librarian" in the subject heading.

• Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, November 3, 2017.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libjobs@uw.edu.

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