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Discussion ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Midwinter Update

by Carla Myers on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 03:41 pm

I wanted to provide a recap of our meeting at midwinter. We started off with introductions. Each person gave their name, institutional affiliation, and shared what brought them to the meeting. Based off the questions/issues participants shared we discussed a few copyright topics, including:

I wanted to provide a recap of our meeting at midwinter. We started off with introductions. Each person gave their name, institutional affiliation, and shared what brought them to the meeting. Based off the questions/issues participants shared we discussed a few copyright topics, including:

  • Working with attorneys in the Office of General Counsel's office when developing copyright policy or answering copyright questions.
  • Institutional copyright policies, with an emphasis on remembering the mission of our institutions. We also talked about the value in tracking copyright questions received to see if there are specific areas of copyright education interest/need at our institutions. Popular areas of consultation discussed by group members included: fair use, publication contracts, what is ok to share with others in an educational setting.
  • The reuse and sharing of student works was also discussed.
  • The discussion ended with questions about copyright considerations related to digitization projects members are pursuing at their institution.

​We'll be holding another meeting at ALA Annual in New Orleans and, if you're attending, I hope you'll join us. In the meantime, please keep an eye on this form for information on educational opportunities regarding copyright.

Best,
Carla Myers

ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Co-chair
Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Miami University
myersc2@miamioh.edu

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Assistant Archivist, United States Naval Academy (apply by March 2)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 03:16 pm

Assistant Archivist

Assistant Archivist

We're hiring! The United States Naval Academy invites applications for an exciting position as Assistant Archivist in the Special Collections and Archives Department.  Located on the beautiful Severn River in historic Annapolis, the Naval Academy is a Middle States accredited, top tier liberal arts college and service academy with a diverse student body and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research.  The Special Collections and Archives (SC&A) Department  has an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs and other documents and the official records of the Naval Academy.   With its wonderful range of unique materials, including those related to Naval history and science as well as many other topics, SC&A is an essential resource for study and research at USNA and beyond. Reporting to the Naval Academy Archivist and Head of SC&A, this Assistant Archivist will appraise and implement the retention schedule for archives; arrange and describe records in both digital and analog form and create descriptive aids for them; provide general and specialized research assistance related to all materials in SC&A; and contribute to the electronic records program. 

This federal (GS) position is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.  See USAJOBS announcement for requirements.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; position includes a full federal benefits package. 

USA JOB ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/491466600

Applications must be received by March 2, 2018!  

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Technology, Washington University in St. Louis (apply by March 15)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 03:15 pm

Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Division - Olin Library - 39017 

 Job Opening ID:  39017 

 Description   Library Services 

 Close Date  03/15/2018 

 

 This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

 

 Department Name/Job Location: This position is in the Olin Library.  This position is for the Danforth Campus.

 

Essential Functions 

 

Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Division - Olin Library - 39017 

 Job Opening ID:  39017 

 Description   Library Services 

 Close Date  03/15/2018 

 

 This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

 

 Department Name/Job Location: This position is in the Olin Library.  This position is for the Danforth Campus.

 

Essential Functions 

 

Under the direction of the Vice Provost and University Librarian, the AUL, Digital Scholarship and Technology Services, provides leadership for the division to include technology infrastructure planning and innovative programming in support of technology-dependent inquiry, productivity, scholarly communications, and digital library development. Leads and facilitates the design and implementation of relevant technologies and processes supporting information productivity, data analysis and curation, digital library and repository development, and information technology platforms and protocols. The Associate University Librarian (AUL) will have direct management responsibility, including recruitment, development, and evaluation of a diverse professional staff.

 

As a member of the University Librarian’s Council (ULC), contributes to organizational effectiveness by providing strategic direction and policy development within a collaborative, team oriented environment and participates in strategic planning, budgeting, operations, and personnel decisions for the University Libraries. Along with the members of ULC, represents the Vice Provost and University Librarian and the Library within the University and at local, regional, and national meetings.

 

The successful incumbent will develop and communicate a vision and incorporate innovative approaches to leading complex, integrated programs and projects, effective problem analysis and resolution skills, and the ability to plan and implement new services designed to meet the needs of faculty, staff, and students. Ability to manage major projects, monitor project and program expenditures, and forecast emerging technology requirements in support of Libraries programs and operations. Areas of responsibility include Data Services: data curation and management support, data intensive inquiry services, including GIS; Digital Library Programs: digital repository management, scholarly publishing, copyright services; Library Technology Services: application development, technology infrastructure, lab, end user, web and intranet support.

 

As a member of the Libraries’ senior leadership team, contributes to the development of overall vision and strategy. Direct staff to develop and implement innovative, comprehensive programs and services based on the vision. Leads the development and implementation of comprehensive sustainable programs and services within areas of responsibility.

Play a significant role in library-wide planning, setting strategic initiatives, resource allocation, policy development and evaluation of services by contributing expertise, insights and creative thinking. Facilitates strategic development, ongoing assessment, and planning of interdependent and evolving programs.

Facilitate strategic development, ongoing assessment, and planning of interdependent programs including Data Services, Digital Library Programs and Library Technology Services.

Work collaboratively with organizational and institutional stakeholders to address scholarly, research, teaching and learning needs in a timely manner.

Actively seek out opportunities to work with University and external organizations to develop coalitions and partnerships to ensure enduring access to content and collection resources, wherever held.

Contribute to the profession through engagement with appropriate internal and external organizations.

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

 Required Qualifications 

 

Advanced degree in relevant field, i.e. information science, IT, IT management, computer science.

Minimum of 5 years of experience managing a department or significant program in an academic institution related to Data Services, Digital Library Programs and Library Technology Services. However, other applicable experience may be considered.

Significant experience in the management of information systems organizations and systems and ability to envision and set strategy for information systems in support of research, teaching, and learning mission of the university.

Progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in an academic library or in higher education.

Demonstrated commitment and ability to engage others in collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services.

Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills.

Demonstrated experience with program development and collaboration.

Technology skills and experience with its application in knowledge management and support of teaching and scholarship.

Commitment to diversity and inclusion in the work environment.

Demonstrated ability to build and maintain deep collaborative relationships.

Understanding of digital library issues and opportunities, particularly as they impact faculty and student productivity.

Understanding of teaching and learning practices and innovations in higher education.

Demonstrated judgment, broad perspective and emotional intelligence.

 

 Preferred Qualifications 

 This position requires knowledge of library organization, planning, and management.

Significant IT programming and project management experience, leading project teams in integrated/complex department or program; working with consortia and shared service organization; significant supervisory/management of professional staff.

Ability or experience articulating/developing the implementation of organization and/or institutional initiatives and collaborations.

 

 Department Summary 

 The Washington University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, creative, engaging, and experienced professional to serve as Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services Division.  The Washington University Libraries, comprised of 12 libraries on the university’s Danforth, West, and Medical School Campuses, operate as a unified library system in support of the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university.  The Libraries’ house more than 3.6 million books, journals, and other print materials; 2.5 million microforms; 50,000 AV titles; and have access to more than 65,000 electronic journals and more than 500,000 e-books.  The libraries' 135 dedicated professional and support staff serve an increasingly diverse community and exemplify the libraries' commitment to meet the needs of faculty, staff and students for the present - and for years to come.

 

The University offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance and retirement contributions.  Libraries’ staff also receive support for professional development.  

 

 Benefits 

 -Retirement Savings Plan

-22 vacation days

-8 Paid Holidays

-Sick Time

-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

-Free Life Insurance

-Health, Dental, Vision

-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

-Long Term Disability Insurance

-Flex Spending Plan

-Other Benefits

 

Human Resources website:  (hr.wustl.edu)

 

 Applicant Special Instructions:  Please submit a cover letter/letter of interest and resume/CV with your application materials.

 

 EOE Statement 

 Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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