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Online Doc watching House Education and the Workforce Committee

by Virginia Pierce on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 09:42 am

ACRL Legislative Agenda 2017 draft (updated March 28, 2017)

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Activities of the Congressional House Education and the Workforce Committee

ACRL Legislative Agenda 2017 draft (updated March 28, 2017)

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Activities of the Congressional House Education and the Workforce Committee

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired byCongresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), works on issues relating to the U.S. Education system and Workforce and provides oversight of policies administered by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services. The Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, chaired byRepresentative Brett Guthrie (R-KY), covers issues on post-secondary education. Some of the issues for which they have jurisdiction are: the Higher Education Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, all programs relating to museums and library services, and postsecondary career and technical education. This subcommittee’s Issues on Higher Education page covers their most recent activities, opinions, and press releases. On February 7th, they issued a fact sheet titled “Protecting a Limited Federal Role in Education” which may reflect policies and decisions made in the coming year.

 

In the incoming 115th Congress, dozens of bills have been introduced and have been referred to the House Education and the Workforce Committee. The following are just a few of those introduced this year. H.R. 483-No Funding for Sanctuary Campuses Act was introduced January 12, 2017 and referred to this committee. This bill would amend title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to prohibit the provision of funds under such title to institutions of higher education that violate the immigration laws, and for other purposes. H.R. 899-to terminate the Department of Education was introduced and referred to this committee on February 7th, 2017. H.R. 1123- HBCU Capital Financing Improvement Act was introduced February 16, 2017 and was referred to this committee. It aims to amend title III (Institutional Aid) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify the HBCU Capital Financing Program. (The program guarantees low-cost private loans to historically black colleges and universities [HBCUs] to finance infrastructure repairs, maintenance, and construction.) These and any new bills or regulations will continue to be monitored.

 

 

On a related note on Higher Education…In February 2017, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the new U.S. Secretary of Education. It appears that DeVos’ main focus will be a diminished role of the federal government in education policies and regulations. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chair Virginia Foxx has shown strong support for DeVos. An article in The Chronicle of Higher Education on March 16, 2017 titled “What Trump’s Budget Outline Would Mean for Higher Ed” indicates areas of the executive branch’s budget blueprint that might affect higher education and by extension academic libraries. Some areas to watch are funding cuts to the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities federal agencies which provide funding for academic research and sometimes provide funding for large scale academic library grant projects. Also, the proposed budget includes a $9 billion cut to U.S. Department of Education programs. Some carry over funds for Pell Grants would be taken from that program for other purposes but the Pell Grant Program would remain protected. $200 million cuts in federal programs that assist disadvantaged students in their higher education pursuits. Also Federal Work-Study and the Supplemental Opportunity Grants would face “significant” cuts. Also, The Chronicle of Higher Education noted that President Trump recently appointed Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. to a new federal task force on Higher Education to “identify changes that should be made to the U.S. Department of Education’s policies and procedures.” No activities have been observed and no website was found for this new taskforce.

 

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Discussion Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management, Stony Brook University (apply by April 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 09:31 am

Position: Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management

http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Admin/CampusJob.nsf/987ddc6b836068648525659c...

Position: Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management

http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Admin/CampusJob.nsf/987ddc6b836068648525659c...

Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizeable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University's Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrates library system and have recently deployed EBSCO'S Discovery Service, DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.
Descriptive Title: Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management REF#: F-9754-17-03
Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian Faculty Position
Department: University Libraries Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Required Qualifications: Master's in library from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least three years of significant experience in serials and electronic resources management. Experience with facilitating access to serials and resources through library catalogs and discovery tools. Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and operations, including demonstrated potential for leading transformational change. Evidence of leadership in the fields of knowledge access and resource management, including demonstrated effective management, planning, and organizational skills. Ability to lead in an atmospheric of continuous change, to work within a collaborative environment with diverse groups and to inspire and motivate. Strong collaboration and communication skills. Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations. Demonstrated knowledge of emerging areas of librarianship, including the capabilities and future trends of library technology and systems to optimize discovery and access to scholarly resources. Supervisory and training experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Additional advanced degree. Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages. Knowledge of and experience with vendor license negotiations and consortial collection of development. Solid understanding of the research university environment and scholarly communication issues. Experience in coordination or management of integrated library system functions, including experience with Ex Libris' Aleph system. Demonstrated ability to work with library and university constituencies, including library and academic faculty. Strong service orientation.

Responsibilities & Requirements: Under the direction of the Direction of Collection and Resource Management, the Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the departments, including supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff. The Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee works, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
• Provide leadership, guidance, and expertise to the Department of Serials and Electronic Serials Management, including regular review of department faculty librarians and professional staff.
• Advise Director of Collection and Resource Management in the articulation of a user-centered, holistic serials and electronic resources management vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection/content building and delivery.
• Review and evaluate workflows and work assignments, with an eye toward increasing efficiencies, bringing more high-quality content to users more quickly, and building sustainable workflows to handle increasingly heterogeneous digital assets.
• Plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish and document policies and procedures, and set priorities in serials and electronic resources management.
• Train, evaluate, and supervise departmental staff, and ensure compliance with local policy and procedure, resource license agreements, as well as best practices in the profession.
• Provide budget and collection data to Director of Collection and Resource Management and Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management, as well as liaison librarians as appropriate.
• Administer and allocate expenditures for serials and electronic resources in library management system.
• Manage troubleshooting and resolution of access issues, consulting and advising Library IT staff as appropriate.
• Manage subscription renewals and monitor vendors to ensure quality service and accurate pricing.
• Work with the Director of Collection and Resource Management to assess, implement, and manage vendor arrangements for the outsourcing and/or automation of departmental work as appropriate.
• Work with SBU Library senior leadership, consortia partners, and library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for improvement in Libraries/ discovery and delivery operations and services.
• Worth with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Libraries leadership to develop and implement University Libraries strategic priorities and provide the infrastructure needed to achieve those priorities.
• Work with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management to develop, coordinate, and implement bibliographic control policy and practices across the ILS, Discovery, and digital repository systems.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. **Applications will be accepted until the position if filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 04/23/2017.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
E-Mail: library_hosaerm_F97541703@stonybrook.edu

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 09/23/2017, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND MINORITIES TO APPLY.
IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police
Job Category: A) Faculty and Librarian Positions. Posting Date: 03/24/2017
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Discussion Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, (apply by April 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 09:29 am

Job Opportunity: Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services

http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Admin/CampusJob.nsf/987ddc6b836068648525659c...

Job Opportunity: Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services

http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Admin/CampusJob.nsf/987ddc6b836068648525659c...

Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University's Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO's Discovery Service, DSpace, Conent DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.
Descriptive Title: Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services REF#: F-9755-17-03
Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian Faculty Position
Department: University Libraries Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Required Qualifications: Master's in library science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least three years of significant experience in acquisitions, cataloging, and metadata services. Strong working knowledge of RDA and MARC cataloging rules and conventions and non-MARC metadata schemas, formats, standards, and protocols. Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and operations, including demonstrated potential for leading transformational change. Evidence of leadership in the fields of knowledge access and resource management, including demonstrated effective management, planning, and organizational skills. Ability to lead in an atmospheric of continuous change, to work within a collaborative environment with diverse groups and to inspire and motivate. Strong collaboration and communication skills. Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations. Demonstrated knowledge of emerging areas of librarianship, including the capabilities and future trends to library technology and systems to optimize discovery and access to scholarly resources. Supervisory and training experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Additional advanced degree. Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages. Knowledge of cataloging and metadata as applied to music and map collections. Experience in cataloging special collections, archival materials, and digital collections. Solid understanding of the research university environment and scholarly communication issues. Experience in coordination or management of integrated library system functions, including experience with Ex Libris' Aleph system. Demonstrated ability to work with library and university constituencies, including library and academic faculty. Strong service orientation.

Responsibilities & Requirements: Under the direction of the Director of Collection and Resource Management, the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the department, including supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff. The Head of Cataloging and Metadata Service will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee works, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards to promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
• Provide leadership, guidance, and expertise to CMS, including regular review of departmental faculty librarians and professional staff.
• Advise Director of Collection and Resource Management in the articulation of a user-centered, holistic cataloging and metadata vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection/content building and delivery.
• Review and evaluate workflows and work assignments, with an eye toward increasing efficiencies, bringing more high-quality content to users more quickly, and building sustainable workflows to handle increasingly heterogeneous digital assets.
• Plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, and set priorities in cataloging and metadata services.
• Oversee and manage acquisition of monographs and other non-serial library resources in consultation with liaison librarian selectors and Director of Collection and Resource Management.
• Train, evaluate. and supervise technical services staff, and ensure compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards.
• Work with the Director of Collection and Resource Management and Head of Serials and Electronic Resource Management to assess, implement, and manage vendor arrangements for the outsourcing of cataloging and metadata work.
• Work with SBU Library senior leadership, consortia partners, and library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for improvement in Libraries' discovery and delivery operations and services.
• Worth with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Libraries leadership to develop and implement University Libraries strategic priorities and provide the infrastructure needed to achieve those priorities.
• Work with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management to develop, coordinate, and implement bibliographic control policy and practices across the ILS, Discovery, and digital repository systems.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 04/23/2017.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
E-Mail: library_catalogmetadata_f97551@stonybrook.edu

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 09/23/2017, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND MINORITIES TO APPLY.
IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police
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Discussion Embedded Health Sciences Librarian, Pennsylvania State University Libraries (apply by April 24)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 09:27 am

Embedded Health Sciences Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries, Penn State College of Medicine, University Park Regional Campus, Harrell Health Sciences Library
To apply, please visit: https://libraries.psu.edu/hersheyhealthlibr

Embedded Health Sciences Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries, Penn State College of Medicine, University Park Regional Campus, Harrell Health Sciences Library
To apply, please visit: https://libraries.psu.edu/hersheyhealthlibr

The Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research & Learning Commons seeks a dynamic and innovative Librarian to support the expanding Penn State College of Medicine (COM), University Park Regional Campus [State College, PA]. Reporting to the Harrell HSL Associate Dean & Director, the incumbent will be embedded at the regional medical campus. The incumbent will provide a broad range of information services and will take a leadership role in developing and enhancing the library’s educational program and coordinate instructional activities to support students, faculty, staff, and researchers located at the regional medical campus. This is a three-year non-tenure track, fixed-term, renewable faculty appointment.

Position Summary:

The Health Sciences Librarian will partner with the Harrell HSL administration to plan and build a comparable program of support and services at the regional medical campus that actively positions the library as a key resource and extends the reach of the Harrell HSL in support of the COM regardless of location. The selected candidate will lead the overall coordination of library-related instructional activities for the regional medical campus and the integration of EBM into the curriculum. Additionally, the Librarian will work in partnership with the COM faculty to design, develop, implement and teach a variety of classes, workshops and course-integrated instruction. The librarian will expand services by designing and developing online tutorials, providing individual consultations and orientations; serve as a source of expertise and support for the assessment and implementation for new and existing instructional technologies used in teaching and learning; participate in collection development activities; provide in-depth reference and consultation service; participate in library orientation for new medical students and residents; and will successfully function as Harrell HSL’s sole liaison to the regional medical campus.

Other responsibilities include daily oversight of the library satellite operations, services, and collections as they develop at the regional medical campus; evaluating new and existing library programs, services and resources; contributing to the assessment of user needs; participating in marketing and planning; collaborating with librarians in related subject areas libraries/departments at University Park, including Life Sciences and other STEM libraries; and contributing to the profession through librarianship, teaching and learning, service, research, and involvement in professional organizations. Critical skills needed for this position include leadership skills and the ability to function independently as well as effectively in a team environment; the ability to strategically develop relationships vital for expanding library services, technology skills; a self-starter mentality, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a diverse, dynamic, and evolving organization; and strong communication skills to enhance cross-departmental initiatives.

Required Qualifications:
Requires a Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); some experience in the medical library environment; knowledge of evidence based practice principles and aware of current trends in academic health sciences libraries; experience designing and delivering instruction/training; knowledge of and experience with health/STEM databases and resources including excellent literature searching skills; ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with colleagues to build strong relationships; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills; and strong leadership and organizational skills with a commitment to diversity. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply. Mentoring will be available.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include understanding the principles of adult learning and training; an undergraduate or graduate degree in a biomedical or physical science field or graduate-level coursework; and active membership or working toward membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Environment:

The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

Penn State Hershey, located approximately 100 miles from University Park, is the medical campus of Penn State University. The Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research & Learning Commons, located on the Penn State Hershey campus, is the health sciences library for Penn State University. Penn State College of Medicine confers the doctor of medicine degree and in conjunction with Penn State's Graduate School, offers a variety of doctoral, masters, and graduate certificate programs in the biomedical sciences. The recently established Physician Assistant Master’s Program inaugural graduating class of 2016 achieved a 100 percent national board pass rate as first-time test takers of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam.

The University Park Regional Campus of Penn State College of Medicine is a collaborative effort between Penn State Hershey, Mount Nittany Health and other local State College providers. The regional medical campus offers a wide spectrum of medical education opportunities, including clerkships, electives and acting internships for Penn State medical students. The regional medical campus is expanding and will be accepting the inaugural class for the new competency based curriculum currently under development, fall 2017. The University Park Regional Campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/hersheyhealthlibr. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin April 24, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Discussion Public Services Librarian. Multnomah County Library (apply by April 7)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 09:26 am

CENTRAL LIBRARY – PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN
(African American cultural competency)
Recruitment #: 7222-62
Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017
Salary: $26.50 to $32.60 per hour

CENTRAL LIBRARY – PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN
(African American cultural competency)
Recruitment #: 7222-62
Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017
Salary: $26.50 to $32.60 per hour

Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon is looking for a compassionate, dedicated, forward-thinking librarian who has experience and passion for working with the African American community. You must be creative, culturally competent, and customer service-focused. You will be joining a team of library professionals at Central Library and will be responsible for building and maintaining professional relationships with Central Library’s patrons as well as collaborating with appropriate stakeholders within Central Library’s community and the library system as a whole. You will be connecting patrons, both internal and external, with the information they seek and delivering a variety of professional-level library services in order to enrich the library experience for the African American community. While you will assist all patrons, you will have a special emphasis on serving the African American community, and will coordinate with staff to build a dynamic and welcoming environment at the Central Library for African American patrons. To accomplish this work, you will have a focus on providing programming and outreach to the community.

For more information about this position, including how to apply, please visit our website at www.multcojobs.org.

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Discussion Head of Metadata Services, Purdue University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 09:25 am

Purdue University Libraries seeks a Head of Metadata Services to manage, develop, and motivate a streamlined and highly efficient unit to achieve departmental goals and meet the changing requirements for cataloging and metadata. The Head of Metadata Services will direct the goals and assignments of staff responsible for metadata creation and cataloging (MARC and non-MARC) at all levels, in all formats, and for all collections and promotes a collaborative and cohesive work environment. Additionally, this position also supervises the operations manager of the Digitization Services unit.

Purdue University Libraries seeks a Head of Metadata Services to manage, develop, and motivate a streamlined and highly efficient unit to achieve departmental goals and meet the changing requirements for cataloging and metadata. The Head of Metadata Services will direct the goals and assignments of staff responsible for metadata creation and cataloging (MARC and non-MARC) at all levels, in all formats, and for all collections and promotes a collaborative and cohesive work environment. Additionally, this position also supervises the operations manager of the Digitization Services unit. The Head of Metadata Services has oversight of vendor cataloging services and provides strategic and innovative leadership by proposing, implementing, and monitoring contractual vendor services that expedite processing and offer rapid delivery of information resources. The department head will foster and facilitate collaboration within and external to the unit to ensure that the most efficient and appropriate metadata standards and best practices are used in making physical, electronic, and digital materials discoverable and accessible. This position regularly assesses procedures and develops strategies to increase productivity and to streamline workflows. The Head, Metadata Services will report to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Access.

Required Qualifications:
• Master's degree of Library Science or Master's degree of Library
Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program;
• At least 3 years of recent original cataloging experience in an
academic/research library;
• Advanced proficiency in current and emerging metadata standards,
models, applications, and initiatives (such as RDA, MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD). Keen interest or involvement in Linked Data and BIBFRAME initiatives also required;
• Comprehensive knowledge of cataloging standards: MARC 21, RDA, AACR2,
and the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings;
• Experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated library
systems, vendor cataloging services, authority control services, and automated routines for bibliographic maintenance;
• Demonstrated supervisory experience;
• Demonstrated leadership ability;
• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Desired Qualifications:
• Experience working with digital libraries or institutional
repositories;
• Experience working with ExLibris products;
• Experience with digital management software, such as CONTENTdm;
• Reading or bibliographic knowledge of one or more foreign languages;
• Experience with Linked Data and BIBFRAME initiatives;
• Experience in digital imaging and/or impage processing;
• Project management experience.
Environment: Purdue University Libraries (PUL), recipient of the 2015 Award for Excellence in University Libraries from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is at the forefront of academic librarianship and redefining the role of the academic, research library in learning, discovery, and engagement activities of the University. Libraries faculty and staff are deeply involved in information literacy instruction and instructional design, redefining of learning spaces, scholarly communication, data management, and global outreach. PUL has embarked upon a comprehensive program to engage in campus learning initiatives, including the development of information literacy instruction, course-redesign initiatives advancing active learning on campus (IMPACT-Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation http://www.purdue.edu/impact/), and the design and implementation of dynamic new learning spaces. Purdue Libraries faculty have expanded their collaborative endeavors with disciplinary faculty in integrating information literacy into the curriculum, culminating in 2012 with a core campus curriculum that includes information literacy as a core requirement. PUL is also home to the first endowed chair in information literacy in the United States, established in 2008.

Purdue Libraries is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.

A reconceptualization of spaces is taking place throughout PUL. The recently renovated Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics is a natural extension of the classroom, re-designed with input from students. The renovation of the Hicks Undergraduate Library completed in 2014 includes three active learning classrooms in support of Purdue’s campus wide, innovative
course-redesign initiative. Construction is now underway on the Thomas S.
and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center, which will bring together six science and engineering libraries into a building that will seamlessly integrate learning and classroom spaces in a $79M facility at the very heart of the campus. For a video introduction to the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__D36R3t3Hc
Libraries faculty and staff also collaborate with disciplinary faculty to develop new approaches for discovering, accessing, and sharing of research publications and data. Purdue Libraries are leaders in the areas of data curation and library publishing services. Accomplishments in data curation include the development of the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit, an instrument for assessing the data needs of faculty researchers. The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR), a Libraries initiative, provides an online, collaborative working space and data-sharing platform to support the data management needs of Purdue researchers and their collaborators. Since 2005, Purdue Libraries has collaborated in interdisciplinary sponsored research on campus with over 100 faculty, as well as partners at other libraries and institutions. The Purdue Libraries and University Press are a founding member of the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), and are well-known for innovative approaches to partnering with faculty to better disseminate scholarly works created at Purdue and advance Open Access initiatives.

¬Purdue Libraries is an active member of state, regional, national, and international associations and consortia, including the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), SPARC, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA). Purdue Libraries is a founding member of both HathiTrust and DataCite. Purdue was one of four universities that collaborated with Ex Libris, Inc., on its Alma library system, the next generation library management system. Collaboration and partnerships are hallmarks of Purdue Libraries both on and off campus, including partnership with ITaP (Information Technology at Purdue) and the Purdue Office of Research and Partnerships to provide assistance with funder data requirements.

Purdue University (http://www.purdue.edu/), located in West Lafayette, Indiana, in the historic Wabash River valley, is one hour from Indianapolis and two hours from Chicago. Renowned nationally and internationally for its programs in engineering, science, agriculture, and business, the University has over 39,400 students and 16,400 employees. Purdue is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land- grant Universities (APLU), and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). Purdue has the second highest enrollment of international students among public U.S. universities, with 10,230 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students in 2014-2015.

“Purdue University prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.” From Nondiscrimination Policy Statement, Purdue University http://www.purdue.edu/purdue/ea_eou_statement.html.

The greater Lafayette area (http://www.homeofpurdue.com/) provides diverse cultural, social, and recreational activities.

Salary and benefits: Purdue provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes retirement benefits as well as health, disability and life insurance, 22 annual vacation days, and tuition support for employee, children, and spouse/same sex domestic partner. Purdue University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Application process:
For consideration submit resume and apply online for this staff position at:
www.purdue.edu/careers and reference Job Number 1700506.

Cover letter is required to be considered for this position. Cover letter must include your interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as your past experiences, current interests and activities, and/or goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

The position announcement can also be found at: www.lib.purdue.edu/about/ employment

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion Call for Proposals: Best Practices for Digital Preservation

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 08:49 pm

The ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group (DPIG) seeks speakers to present at the ALA Annual Conference to be held in Chicago on Sunday, June 25th, 2017, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM.

The Digital Preservation Interest Group’s charge is to serve as a venue for discussing the preservation management of digital assets whether commercial, born-digital or converted e-resources.

Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion.

The ALCTS PARS Digital Preservation Interest Group (DPIG) seeks speakers to present at the ALA Annual Conference to be held in Chicago on Sunday, June 25th, 2017, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM.

The Digital Preservation Interest Group’s charge is to serve as a venue for discussing the preservation management of digital assets whether commercial, born-digital or converted e-resources.

Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length. Additional time will be allowed for questions and discussion.

This year's theme is "Best Practices for Digital Preservation". Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:

· Digital preservation workflows

· Digital preservation initiatives and/or projects

· Digital preservation policies, planning and/or services

· Digital preservation metadata

· Digital preservation tools and technology

· Guidelines and standards for digital preservation

Please email proposal abstracts to Marielle Veve (m.veve@unf.edu) by Friday, April 21st 2017.

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Discussion Call for proposals - ALCTS College & Research Libraries Interest Group

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 08:48 pm

The ALCTS College & Research Libraries Interest Group is looking for panelists for its meeting at ALA Annual in Chicago on Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Our theme is Data and text mining: facilitating our researchers’ needs in the 21th century. Topics could include but are not limited to issues related to:

• Licensing

• Workflows

• Policies

• Technological infrastructure

• Training and instruction

• Case studies

The ALCTS College & Research Libraries Interest Group is looking for panelists for its meeting at ALA Annual in Chicago on Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Our theme is Data and text mining: facilitating our researchers’ needs in the 21th century. Topics could include but are not limited to issues related to:

• Licensing

• Workflows

• Policies

• Technological infrastructure

• Training and instruction

• Case studies

We are looking for proposals from librarians, publishers, or researchers. Invitees will be expected to talk 15-20 minutes each and then participate in a Q&A.

Please respond to Andrea Imre, aimre@lib.siu.edu by April 15, 2017.

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