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Emerging Trends Discussion Group (LLAMA HRS)

Discussion Discussion Notes from LLAMA Emerging Trends @ALAMW2017

by Aisha Conner-Gaten on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 04:09 pm

Hello,

 

My name is Aisha and I am the chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. I am so glad to have been a part of the Midwinter meeting along with several other wonderful librarians and ALA members!

 

Event details:

LLAMA Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group

Saturday, January 21, 2017

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Room: Georgia World Congress Center, B209

 

For those unable to join us, here are a few highlights of our conversation:

 

Attracting qualified applicants

Hello,

 

My name is Aisha and I am the chair of the LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group. I am so glad to have been a part of the Midwinter meeting along with several other wonderful librarians and ALA members!

 

Event details:

LLAMA Human Resources Section Emerging Trends Discussion Group

Saturday, January 21, 2017

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Room: Georgia World Congress Center, B209

 

For those unable to join us, here are a few highlights of our conversation:

 

Attracting qualified applicants

  • Base salary at 40K
  • Must tell administration what it takes to retain folks
  • Not posting salary vs range vs open to negotiation
  • What do you want your reputation to be based on librarianship
  • Dean/administration makes decision so we need to have conversation early
  • Concerns with equity
  • For applicants with families are attracted to medical benefits, quality of life, cost of living comparisons

How to hire millenials

  • Must have mentorship
  • Must have competitive salaries
  • Must have a job description that uses language that they can understand (transferring skillsets to job tasks)
  • Must have developed on boarding and culture
    • Capitalizing on their strengths to add value to the organization (enrich their experience)
    • Students know the theoretical, need to bridge this to practical at that particular library
    • Meeting and support systems learning culture
      • “Lab”: 2 hour every week to meet with team and trickle down information to folks
      • Meeting with individuals or groupings to discuss specifics

Job details and working on search committee

  • Too much jargon
  • What are you trying to relay?
  • Who are you looking to attract
  • Support positions
    • Unrealistic expectations
    • Salary vs job description
    • If post is up more than 6 months w/ no applicants, something is wrong!
    • Rethinking the way “experience” works in hiring
      • 5 years experience may not be better hire than those with less but have robust engagement
      • Using instructor and/or assistant professor titles with librarian
        • Allows you to compare across experience ranges
        • Less experience means instructor
        • More experience means asst professor
  • Posting using open rank in academic libraries to provide room for growth and development
  • Change the way you describe your location, city, etc. and use dynamic language
    • Let newer hires create a description
    • What drew your hires to this area?
    • Possible apprenticeship with librarians where they can gain experience
    • Online degrees and who how to gain experience
      • If you are straight out of UG and do online MSLIS, how to get experience?
      • How to give practical experience to folks who don’t have chance for assistantships and on campus jobs

 

Richmond commonwealth university, Richmond, VA (contact A. Kathy Bradshaw)

  • 2 IT positions
  • 2 Health sciences librarians
  • Business librarian
  • Public affairs librarian (government

 

 

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions,

 

Aisha Conner-Gaten

LLAMA HRS Emerging Trends Discussion Group Chair

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ACRL Representatives Assembly

File ALA-Intellectual-Freedom-Committee-MW17

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 03:54 pm

PDF File, 222.08 KB

Student Gift Membership Task Force

Discussion ALSC Student Membership Task Force 2/17/17 Meeting Notes

by Andrea V. Johnson on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 03:53 pm

ALSC Student Membership Task Force (virtual meeting, Google Hangouts)
Friday, February 17, 2017 3:00 p.m. CST

Meeting Agenda

1. Welcome and Introductions

a. Appoint volunteer to take minutes/attendance - Andrea
b. Introductions/Attendees  - Kenneth, Karen, Dan, Andrea
c. Revisions/Additions to Agenda - None

2. Pilot Update

ALSC Student Membership Task Force (virtual meeting, Google Hangouts)
Friday, February 17, 2017 3:00 p.m. CST

Meeting Agenda

1. Welcome and Introductions

a. Appoint volunteer to take minutes/attendance - Andrea
b. Introductions/Attendees  - Kenneth, Karen, Dan, Andrea
c. Revisions/Additions to Agenda - None

2. Pilot Update

All 100 applications have been processed by the membership office. They were almost done at the end of December and Dan had to iron out issues with a couple memberships before we proceeded with the welcome emails.

3. Communication with Recipients

There is a new spreadsheet in the shared drive for the 100 recipients: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/142TqMh9B5cjUHKYsPTx4Rv0dAt5N58lNT7Kak6UXpaE/edit?usp=sharing
It has a column with our names added. We each have 15 recipients assigned to us, Karen has 10. I know I said I would write a template for this but it is so straightforward you won’t need one. Just send a “brief, warm and casual” welcome email to each recipient (send them individually, not to the whole group at once). Introduce yourself and offer to answer any questions they may have, etc. They have already received information from ALA and ALSC about membership benefits, so no need to go into detail about that. Also let them know that we will be sending a survey at the end of the first membership year. 

Let's get these sent by Wednesday, February 22, with a deadline for replies by March 1, because must submit our blog post by the first week of March. 

4. March Blog Post

Look at your recipients’ survey responses in the other spreadsheet, and choose one or two articulate/interesting recipients to ask two follow-up questions for the ALSC blog post. Here is some language you are welcome to use: 

Would you be willing to tell us more about yourself that we can share in an ALSC blog post?  This is totally optional, of course, but we would need your answers by Wednesday, March 1st.  
What led you to want a MLS/MLIS degree? What are your dreams about working as a children's librarian?

5. Q&A and Other Business 

Dan's last day at ALSC will be next Friday (sob!) and he will make sure his replacement is prepared to work with us. 

6. Review of New Action Items 

All: Welcome emails sent by Wednesday 2/22
All: Expect a message from me next week asking for contributions and edits to our ALSC blog post 

7. Next Meeting Dates

Friday, March 17, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts
Friday, April 14, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts
Friday, May 19, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts
Friday, June 9, 2017 3:00pm CST Google Hangouts

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ACRL EBSS Executive Committee (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Online Doc EBSS Executive Committee ALA Midwinter 2017 Minutes

by Ericka Raber on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 03:35 pm

Minutes from the EBSS Executive Committee, ALA Midwinter, 2017, Jan. 11, 2017, 2:00-3:00 EST, via Adobe Connect

ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee

Discussion DRAFT: Library Bill of Rights Interpretation - Visual and Performing Arts

by John Mack Freeman on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 12:37 pm

This is the draft interpretation for the Library Bill of Rights as it relates to visual and performing arts. Please share widely, and we appreciate any and all feedback on this document.

ACRL IS Communication Committee (Instruction Section)

Discussion ACRL Instruction Section newsletter submissions Deadline March 31, 2017

by Kelly LeMeur on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm

The Instruction Section newsletter editors, Angelica Delgado and Kelly LeMeur, are seeking content for our upcoming newsletter:. We'd love to receive submissions in any of these formats: 

-Short articles of 250-500 words on any aspect of instruction or information literacy

-Annotated bibliography or recommended reading list of 250-500 words on any instruction or info lit issue

-140 character length (tweet length) reflections, suggestions, best practices, worst practices on all things instruction or info lit.

 

The Instruction Section newsletter editors, Angelica Delgado and Kelly LeMeur, are seeking content for our upcoming newsletter:. We'd love to receive submissions in any of these formats: 

-Short articles of 250-500 words on any aspect of instruction or information literacy

-Annotated bibliography or recommended reading list of 250-500 words on any instruction or info lit issue

-140 character length (tweet length) reflections, suggestions, best practices, worst practices on all things instruction or info lit.

 

Submissions should be sent to ctxlibrary@gmail.com

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Fine and Performing Arts Librarian, Sacramento State University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:48 am
 
               
 

Job Title:

 
               
 

Job Title:

   
 

Fine and Performing Arts Librarian (Tenure Track - 12 Month)

 

Job ID:

 

101935

 

Full/Part Time:

 

Full-Time

 

Regular/Temporary:

 

Regular

 

Job Code:

 
 

2920

Librarian 12 Mo

 

Job Grade:

 

Sr. Assistant

 

Department:

 
 

Library

 

   
 
       
 

Campus Information

 

California State University, Sacramento is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city's two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University's approximately 27,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor's degree in 58 disciplines, the master's degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers.

Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California's capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, California State University, Sacramento is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of California State University, Sacramento to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment.

 
 
 
 
 

Hiring Dept. Information

 

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State 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. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 20 Library faculty, 25 staff and approximately 20 FTE student assistants.

A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university.  At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority.  In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community.  Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

 
 
 
 
 

Duties/Responsibilities

 

Under the general direction of the Head of Reference and Instruction Department, the Fine and Performing Arts Librarian is the primary contact for the Department of Art, the Department of Theater and Dance, and the School of Music. The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian will be responsible for providing high-quality services to a diverse constituency of students and faculty including course related library instruction, development of library collections, and liaison responsibilities, as well as exploring new modes of content creation, archiving and delivery, in the areas of Art, Art History, Theater, Dance, and Music.

Scholarly or creative achievement, contributions to the Library and the University, professional development, and contributions to the community are all responsibilities of Library Faculty.

 
 
 
 
 

Qualifications

 

REQUIRED:

- American Library Association accredited Master's degree or equivalent
- Two years of professional library experience or equivalent.
- Experience with library resources from any of the following areas: art, art history, music,
theatre, or dance. 
- Experience with information literacy or curriculum planning or programmatic library
instruction. 
- Demonstrated understanding of the learning and research process in higher education.
- Ability to incorporate technology into library reference and instruction services.
- Demonstrated teaching ability and strong commitment to student learning.
- Demonstrated service orientation, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations that are reflective of a wide
range of backgrounds and cultural heritage and social identities.

PREFERRED:

- Bachelor or Master's degree in studio art, art history, music, theater or dance or related field.
- Experience in collaborating with campus partners to include information literacy instruction in
the fine arts or general education program in the undergraduate curriculum.
- Knowledge of instructional design theory, principles and practices.
- Experience with outreach, marketing, and promotion of library services to the campus and
community.
- Experience with assessment of library services to the students and teaching faculty
- Collection Development experience in fine arts.
- Knowledge of open access, affordable learning solutions, intellectual property rights, and
open publishing options.
- Knowledge of data management and/or library repositories.
- Experience with the digital humanities.

 
 
 
 
 

Appointment

 

This is a full-time (12 month) tenure track position at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank with an anticipated start date of June 2017. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

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.

 
 
 
 
 

Application Review

 

Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2017; position is open until filled.

 
 
 
 
 

Application Procedures

 

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment.  Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link.  External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link.  Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:
1. Cover letter
2. Current curriculum vitae/resume
3. As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, Sacramento States 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.
4. The names and contact information of at least three professional references
5. Unofficial transcripts attesting to the highest degree earned (official transcripts required upon hire)

 
 
 
 
 

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, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, 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

 

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.

 
 
 
 
 

Child Abuse and Neglect Report

 

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.

For questions regarding application requirements for Job #101935, please send an email to facultyemployment@csus.edu.  Please include the Job ID # in the subject line of the email.

For technical difficulties, please contact our IRT help desk at (916) 278-7337.

 

 

Amy Kautzman
Dean and Director, University Library
California State University, Sacramento
T: (916) 278-6230 | kautzman@csus.edu

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