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Discussion Processing Archivist, University of Alabama Libraries (apply by May 31)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:29 am

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES

PROCESSING ARCHIVIST

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA LIBRARIES

PROCESSING ARCHIVIST

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual for the position of Processing Archivist. This is a one-year renewable appointment reporting to the Archival Access Coordinator in Special Collections and University Archives and working collaboratively in an archival team of 3 archivists and 2 librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries. This position supports access to and preservation of the Libraries’ rare and unique resources, including manuscript collections, through physical arrangement and intellectual description. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: processing manuscript collections, including physical arrangement of varied formats of materials and creation of finding aids and other inventories; maintaining the department’s archival data management system; accessioning collections; management of authorities and rights; screening for potentially sensitive materials; applying preservation strategies; providing reference service; and keeping abreast of current issues and trends in arrangement, description, and preservation of manuscript collections.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice.
• Demonstrated experience processing manuscript collections, including physical arrangement and creation of finding aids in accordance with archival best practices
• Demonstrated knowledge of current archival content and structure standards
• Demonstrated experience implementing basic preservation standards for archival collections
• Experience working independently and collaboratively with varied groups within a complex organization
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Organizational and project management skills
• Experience working with ArchivesSpace or other archival data management system
• Experience applying MPLP (More Product Less Process) as well as more intensive processing strategies
• Knowledge of HTML and experience with WordPress for content management
• Experience working with born digital collections
• Knowledge of photographic formats
• Successful completion of the Certified Archivist exam

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, holds the designation as a Top Fulbright Producing Institution having had 163 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 7 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, with over 95,000 residents in a metropolitan area of over 235,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.
The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library Federation, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.
Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.
SALARY/BENEFITS: Non-tenure track renewable appointment. Salary is $45,000-$50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.
TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.
Position open until filled. Applications received by May 31, 2017 are assured of receiving full consideration.
The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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Discussion Head of Mugar Greene Scholars, Boston University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:26 am

Head of Mugar Greene Scholars
Boston University Libraries

Job Description

Head of Mugar Greene Scholars
Boston University Libraries

Job Description

Mugar Memorial Library at Boston University seeks a librarian to coordinate and lead Mugar Greene Scholars, a creative team of undergraduate and graduate students who educate members of the larger university community through the use of graphic design, film, social media, planned events, and other means of communication about Boston University Libraries, including use of the library, information literacy, and scholarly research. Guide the student team in illuminating issues, such as free speech and banned books, important to library values. Work to bring student voices into the library, developing a dynamic team where individual creativity and skills contribute to group projects and integrate student experiences into the life of the library. Increase student engagement with Boston University Libraries and encourage students across the University to encounter ideas and create culture through the library. Provide library instruction, liaison, and/or information services, as designated, as a continuing component of professional library public service. Contribute as key member of management team reporting to Associate University Librarian for Undergraduate & Distance Learning supporting strategic initiatives.

Required Skills

ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent; excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal); and one to three years of academic library or related experience required. Experience in a creative field such as film, graphic design, public relations, or social media and/or master's degree in a creative field highly desirable. Strong project management skills and prior work with undergraduate or graduate students desirable.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Salary
Grade 73

To apply: https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23...

as listed at http://www.bu.edu/hr/careers/

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Discussion Reserve Services and Resource Sharing Librarian, Yale University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:22 am

Reserve Services and Resource Sharing Librarian
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition: 42568BR
http://bit.ly/2oK8E7U

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Reserve Services and Resource Sharing Librarian
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition: 42568BR
http://bit.ly/2oK8E7U

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of Access Services, the Reserve Services and Resource Sharing Librarian is responsible for developing, implementing, and administering reserves support and resource sharing services for users served by the Sterling Memorial and Bass Libraries. Responsible for the providing direct oversight of the borrowing, RAPID ILL, and course reserves services for the SML and Bass Libraries and oversee a unit of 4 FTE. Provides expertise and knowledge to the Library in matters relating to Course Reserves, Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery. Works closely with the Access Services Policy Group to establish standards for excellent service, assesses whether service standards are being met, and recommends and implements changes to improve service to Library users that are consistent with the strategic priorities of the Library. Serves on the Ares and ILLiad user groups to develop best practices and ensure that the software and training needs of staff are being adequately met. Assesses use and efficacy of existing reserves services, identifies gaps, and collaborates with others to develop new approaches to support Yale faculty and students. Works closely with colleagues in electronic resources, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and subject liaisons to investigate, develop and implement library access services that support teaching initiatives and the delivery of library content into course management systems at Yale. Works closely with Library IT to ensure that software needs are being met and developed to address new initiatives. Serves as a resource on all course reserves, interlibrary loan, and document delivery matters. Responsible for not only remaining abreast of changes affecting these areas but also for assuming an active role at Yale and within the profession, working to shape and improve services for Library users by establishing and maintaining professional networks and collaborative relationships with other campus service providers and libraries outside of Yale. Recommends and oversees implementation and training of new technologies to meet user needs and improve processing efficiency. Remains informed about copyright issues and accessibility issues and works with the Library, University General Counsel, and the University administration to establish and implement appropriate guidelines for copyright compliance and ADA accommodation.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
• Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school is required; minimum of two years of professional experience.
• Proven ability supervising in a high-paced service environment. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communications skills, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs. Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service.
• Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
• Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi‐task and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility. Demonstrated experience working with library systems and/or vendors to develop and enhance library services. Strong interest in emerging technologies and service trends.
• Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and form and develop collaborative relationships and services with others.
• Demonstrated ability to assess services needs and make recommendations for improvement. Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience working with reserves or resource sharing software and services such as Ares, ILLiad, Relais, sipx, or OCLC

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2oK8E7U.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion 3 positions Palo Alto City Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:19 am

I wanted to share three positions that have come open at the Palo Alto City Library. If you're dedicated, motivated, and looking for a library system on the smaller size (five locations), where you can grow professionally while contributing meaningfully to the work we do, this is it.

PACL is currently hiring for:

I wanted to share three positions that have come open at the Palo Alto City Library. If you're dedicated, motivated, and looking for a library system on the smaller size (five locations), where you can grow professionally while contributing meaningfully to the work we do, this is it.

PACL is currently hiring for:

Youth Librarian (Children's Library)

Adult Services Librarian (Mitchell Park Library)

Senior Librarian (Rinconada Library)

Good benefits, a regionally competitive salary scheme, and it's a great place to work. PACL is an equal opportunity employer, which includes gender identity and sexual orientation.

I moved cross-country for my job here, and I'm really glad I did!

Feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Ana Elisa - aedcs7@gmail.com

Ana Elisa de Campos Salles
LITA Committee on Diversity & Inclusion
Spectrum Advisory Committee
Director-at-large, GLBT Round Table Executive Board
Councilor-at-large, American Library Association
My pronouns are she, her, hers

2011 ALA Spectrum Scholar
2013 ALA Emerging Leader

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Branch Managers, Columbus Metropolitan Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:15 am

Columbus Metropolitan Library has two new job opportunities for Branch Managers at our Driving Park and Marion Franklin/Canal Winchester Branches. 

For more information, please view the website:
https://columbuslibrary.org/library-branch-manager

Job Description

Columbus Metropolitan Library has two new job opportunities for Branch Managers at our Driving Park and Marion Franklin/Canal Winchester Branches. 

For more information, please view the website:
https://columbuslibrary.org/library-branch-manager

Job Description

The branch manager will lead a team that provides world-class customer service to diverse people of all ages who rely on the vital programs, services and access to technology that CML brings to the community. As a community leader, the branch manager will advance partnerships with organizations that share our vision and purpose, and help us achieve positive outcomes that move our library and community forward together in a changing world.

This position has a high level of independence in managing staff and materials to achieve the library’s goals. The branch manager is responsible for aligning programs and activities with the library’s strategic and tactical plan objectives. As an industry leader, we are looking for stellar talent.

oin a World-Class Organization

Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is an award-winning profession leader, having earned Library of the Year and the IMLS National Medal for community service. CML was honored to co-host the 2016 IFLA World Library and Information Congress.

We value the diverse cultures and life experiences of others. We respect all people and the spectrum of their points of view. We foster an atmosphere of dignity and encourage exploration of new ideas in a positive environment.

We imbed ourselves in our unique neighborhoods. We work in partnership with the 10 school districts we serve, building relationships to help ensure our young minds build foundations for successful lives through the work we do. We work with partners and community leaders to ensure we understand the needs of our customers.

We strive to transition from traditional library outputs to improving community-based outcomes.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Youth Services Consultant, Texas State Library and Archives Commission (apply by May 19)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 10:12 am

Youth Services Consultant, Texas State Library and Archives Commission 

https://www.tsl.texas.gov/jobs/yousc.html
First review date: May 19th

Youth Services Consultant, Texas State Library and Archives Commission 

https://www.tsl.texas.gov/jobs/yousc.html
First review date: May 19th

The Youth Services Consultant takes a leadership role to ensure Texas libraries are knowledgeable about, and implement, children’s and teen services to meet the needs of their communities. The Youth Services Consultant also serves as the project lead for early childhood literacy initiatives, the summer reading program, and related projects. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

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Virtual Membership Meeting

Online Doc VMM information, discussion, and documents

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 09:33 am

All about VMM

If you have not already done so, please a few minutes to register (https://goo.gl/TsiatP) and join ALA leaders and hundreds of ALA members for the annual ALA Virtual Membership Meeting on Thursday, June 8 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (CDT).

All about VMM

If you have not already done so, please a few minutes to register (https://goo.gl/TsiatP) and join ALA leaders and hundreds of ALA members for the annual ALA Virtual Membership Meeting on Thursday, June 8 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (CDT).

VMM is a terrific way to have your voice heard, to discuss essential topics with other members via text-chat, and to connect with colleagues, old and new. Live captioning is provided so all registrants can participate. It is your chance to contribute, connect, and engage.  This virtual meeting will:  

  • update you about ALA’s strategic directions and finances;
  • cover topics related to the Libraries Transform public awareness campaign as well as the work of the Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and
  • Let registrants discuss topics of interest and query the ALA President, LA Treasurer, and ALA Executive Director.

Registration (https://goo.gl/TsiatP) is now open. A dedicated VMM ALA web page and this Connect Community provide detailed information and relevant documents. If you are considering submitting a resolution, you’ll find complete guidelines on the web page. The meeting officially concludes at 2:30 p.m. (CDT), but the text-chat session will remain open for an additional 15 minutes to allow participants to wrap up their conversations.

This Connect group is also an excellent place to share thoughts with your colleagues across the country and around the world prior to VMM.  Register

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Call for Proposals:

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 09:26 am

Deadline is September 30, 2017. Location: New York, United States

Issue 41: November 2017: Digital Archiving in the 21st Century: Issues and Challenges [Last date for submission: 30 September, 2017; Date of publication: 1 November, 2017]

Guest-Editor: Md Intaj Ali, Doctoral Candidate, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.

Deadline is September 30, 2017. Location: New York, United States

Issue 41: November 2017: Digital Archiving in the 21st Century: Issues and Challenges [Last date for submission: 30 September, 2017; Date of publication: 1 November, 2017]

Guest-Editor: Md Intaj Ali, Doctoral Candidate, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.

Concept Note: Archives are the repository of records and information which can help various enthusiasts, cultural historians, oral historians, folklorists, artists, and the participating communities to look back into their past at ease. The Digital Repository is one of the challenging issues for the humanities and social sciences disciplines due to their ever changing approaches towards digital preservation in the light of various and continuously evolving technological aspects. Cultural institutions, libraries, institutions of higher learning, national and private agencies are trying to curate and preserve different types of data in the form of digitized manuscripts, photographs, moving images, and audio-video material. Most of the cultural data has been created and preserved in the digital format that is why they have been called, ‘born digital’. The term ‘born digital’ refers to the materials or objects that were educed in a digital format.

This issue of Café Dissensus aims to explore the current practice and trends of archiving in this digital era. Digital archive attempts to showcase the cultural life and artifacts through different mode of communication. Methodology of archive is changing day by day. Due to different technical advancements, people are coming up with the latest and further enhanced equipment for documentation. In this  scenario, this issue is an attempt to bring together digital archivists, researchers, librarians, oral historians, folklorists, photographers, musicologists, and curators to facilitate a discussion on many pertaining issues and challenges that lie before the process of preserving digitally archival materials in the 21st Century.

We invite the contributors to address the following themes, which, however, are not exhaustive:

Role of memory and Storage in Digital Archive
Copyright issues
Archives, Multimedia, and the Internet
Preservation Strategies
Standards in file formats and metadata
The Role of Digital Media
Open Access vs. Digital Rights Management
Digital Collaboration
Use of Web 2.0 technologies
Social Networking Sites for Archiving
Family albums archive
Vernacular and the Digital
Conceptualizing 21st-Century Archives
Digital Conservation and Preservation: Tools and Techniques
Multimedia
Audio-Visual archiving
Archival Approaches
Digital Heritage
Digital Archive: Theory and Practice
Folk Archiving
Oral History and Digital Archive
Digital Curating
Web Archiving
Music Archiving

Last date for submission: 30 September, 2017. Date of publication of the issue: 1 November, 2017. Word-limit: 1500-2000 words. Email your submissions to Md. Intaj Ali: intajali2011manuu@gmail.com

For more details  please follow this link- 

https://cafedissensus.com/forthcoming-issuecall-for-contributions/

Contact Info: 

Md Intaj Ali

intajali2011manuu@gmail.com

Contact Email: 

intajali2011manuu@gmail.com

URL: 

https://cafedissensus.com/forthcoming-issuecall-for-contributions/

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ACRL Board of Directors

Poll Do you approve the 2017 ACRL Legislative Agenda?

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 09:19 am
Yes
100% (8 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Abstain
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 8
ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee

Discussion Draft of a new "Politics in Libraries Interpretation" of the Library Bill of Rights

by Doug Archer on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 01:18 pm

Colleagues,

Here is a draft copy of a new "Politics in Libraries Interpretation" of the Library Bill of Rights.  The IFC would greatly appreciate your observations and suggestions as it prepares the document for consideration at ALA's Annual Meeting this summer in Chicago.  Please send in your comments using Connect by Friday, March 21.  Our hope is to incorporate suggestions as appropriate and distribute a revised version of this draft before Annual for further input.

Best wishes,

Doug

 

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