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Discussion Social Sciences Data Librarian, Tufts University (apply by May 31)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 03:00 pm

Social Sciences Data Librarian
http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/ Job Number: 17001274

Social Sciences Data Librarian
http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/ Job Number: 17001274

Tisch Library at Tufts University is seeking an innovative, knowledgeable, and collaborative Social Sciences Data Librarian. The Research & Instruction department consists of three disciplinary teams (Sciences & Engineering, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities) and the Digital Design Studio, and is responsible for working with students, faculty, and staff to incorporate information literacy into the curriculum; designing and delivering course-based and open workshops; providing research consultation services; and developing new services and programs to support teaching, learning, research, and scholarship at Tufts.

Reporting to the Social Sciences Team Lead, the Social Sciences Data Librarian leads the development and provision of library services in the discovery and use of locally and externally available datasets by researchers across departments and programs in the social sciences. Working with a broad range of researchers, this position will build relationships with faculty and students, increase the visibility of available data resources and services, and meet curricular needs in the use of data-related library resources and services by providing individual research support consultations, group instruction sessions, and other programming as required. Collaborating with the Research Data Librarian, this position will also support data management activities on campus.

The Social Sciences Data Librarian works closely with staff in the Data Lab, a campus space for methodological and technological services and support for data reference, analysis, and visualization; this work includes supervising graduate student data consultants and supporting open workshops on a range of data-related topics.

As a participant in the library liaison program, this position will provide liaison services for two or more departments in the social sciences, including outreach and collections work, as well as provide instruction for the First-Year Writing program and serve scheduled shifts at the Research Hub.

Tufts University is student-centered research university that cultivates an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. The Tisch Library is on the Medford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA, and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements
• Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent
• Experience with library research tools relevant to the social sciences.
• Familiarity with data discovery, analytical techniques, and statistical methodologies applicable to the social sciences.
• Experience building relationships in an academic setting, and/or working with/supporting students and faculty in academic departments via outreach, research assistance, or teaching.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Strong commitment to outstanding public service.
• Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as take initiative on independent projects.
• Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced degree in the social sciences or a related discipline.
• Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative software packages utilized in the social sciences, such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, or R.
• Experience teaching in an academic setting.
• Knowledge surrounding the application of Geographical Information Systems and related software.
• Experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
• Collection development experience.

Review of applications will begin May 31, 2017. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Instruction Librarian, Florida Institute of Technology (apply by June 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 02:59 pm

Instruction Librarian
The Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL seeks a highly-motivated and creative individual to join the Evans Library as Instruction Librarian.
The Instruction Librarian will provide and develop information literacy instruction for Florida Tech students, faculty, and staff, both in-person and online. The Instruction Librarian will coordinate first-year-student instruction with the First Year Experience program and required undergraduate writing and communication courses.

Instruction Librarian
The Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL seeks a highly-motivated and creative individual to join the Evans Library as Instruction Librarian.
The Instruction Librarian will provide and develop information literacy instruction for Florida Tech students, faculty, and staff, both in-person and online. The Instruction Librarian will coordinate first-year-student instruction with the First Year Experience program and required undergraduate writing and communication courses.

This is a full-time 12-month faculty position. The detailed job description is available here: http://lib.fit.edu/documents/Job_Posting/2017_Instruction_Librarian.pdf

Consideration of candidates will begin June 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Send a cover letter referencing this position, resume/CV, and names of three references to:
Angela Taylor
Director, Enabling Infrastructure
Evans Library
(321) 674-7725
libadmin@fit.edu

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Librarian I: Cataloging Librarian, Cranston Public Library (apply by June 2)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 02:57 pm

CRANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
LIBRARIAN I
CATALOGING LIBRARIAN
CENTRAL LIBRARY

CRANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
LIBRARIAN I
CATALOGING LIBRARIAN
CENTRAL LIBRARY

Come work for an award-winning library system that values a commitment to public service and supports the professional development of its library staff. The Cranston Public Library is seeking an extraordinary candidate for the position of Librarian I: Cataloging Librarian. This position is supervised by the Assistant Director. The Cataloging Librarian is responsible for the original and attach/copy cataloging of all formats of library materials for the Cranston Public Library system. This is a full time 35 hour per week union position and is located at the Central Library.

The Cranston Public Library (CPL) system consists of a central library with five branch locations. CPL serves a population of 80,000 residents and is one of the busiest public libraries in Rhode Island. In 2016 CPL received the LibraryAware Community Award and in 2015 was named Library of the Year by the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. CPL is a member of the Ocean State Libraries (OSL) consortium.
For more information on our library please visit: www.cranstonlibrary.org.
SALARY & BENEFITS
Salary Range begins at $44,070.92; $45,813.89 after a six-month probationary period.
Full benefits package including vacation, sick time, dental insurance, health insurance, life insurance and retirement plan.
STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Under general supervision of the Assistant Director, the cataloging librarian is responsible for the original- and attach- cataloging of all formats of library materials for the Central Library and its five branches. This is a full-time 35-hour per week union position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
• One year of experience in public library cataloging services.
• Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Provides exemplary customer service.
• Manages the technical services process for all materials from the placement of orders through the processing and distribution of those materials.
• Manages Technical Services department staff in maintaining technical services work flow.
• Train personnel assigned to Technical Services.
• Assists and coordinates collection processing with Adult Services and Youth Services as needed.
• Works with Ocean State Libraries (OSL) staff to conform to OSL cataloging policies.
• Monitors OSL communications for updates and changes to cataloging policies and procedures.
• Creates and maintains documentation pertaining to technical services procedures.
• Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of library science in general and cataloging, in particular.
• Knowledge of principles of AACR2, MARC 21, and Dewey classification schemes.
• Experience or training in cataloging and classification of library materials.
• Knowledge of authority control concepts and practices.
• Knowledge of RDA cataloging standards.
• Ability to manage and direct the work of others.
• Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to take initiative in improving existing work techniques and procedures.
• Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials.
• Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
• Experience with integrated library systems.
• Excellent computer skills and knowledge of office applications.
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
• Experience cataloging with Innovative Millennium/Sierra
• Experience using MarcEdit
• Experience with OCLC or another Cataloging Utility and/or OCLC.

This job description is intended to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the job and is not intended to list every possible task that the staff member may be called upon to perform.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Resumes & cover letter received by Friday, June 2, 2017 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at director@cranstonlibrary.org

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ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Committee

Online Doc Meeting Minutes, 05-15-2017

by Bonita Pollock on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 01:16 pm

ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Virtual Meeting

May 15, 2017       11:00 AM EDT

Present: Sarah Hovde, Paul Moeller, Lauren Corbett, Nadia Lalla, Eleanor Cook, Joyce McDonough

Minute Taker: Bonita Pollock

ALCTS Advocacy and Policy Virtual Meeting

May 15, 2017       11:00 AM EDT

Present: Sarah Hovde, Paul Moeller, Lauren Corbett, Nadia Lalla, Eleanor Cook, Joyce McDonough

Minute Taker: Bonita Pollock

  1. Minutes:
    1. Approve minutes from 4/24/17 (thanks to Paul)
    2. Volunteer to take minutes this meeting?
  1. Reports
    1. Lauren – reporting for Eugenia re: video introduction to our committee by ALCTS New Members Interest Group and ALA Committee on Legislation, ALA Legislative Assembly – No response yet from new members group about the collaborative video.
    2. Paul – ALA Advocacy Coordinating Group – No Report
  1. Unfinished Business
    1. Joshua – brief update on National Library Legislative Day (so as not to scoop his own write-up for ALCTS News too much!) – Joshua noted there were mostly public libraries at Leg Day not many academic libraries or technical services librarians in attendance. Focus was on the 2 big funding bills. There were nor advocacy groups then normal lobbying this year.
    2. Annie & Sarah – next steps on elevator speech -- See the Google doc for the working copy.  Still working will try to have something to share at ALA in Chicago.
    3. ALA Advocacy Implementation Plan: our own focus is on how library workers in collections and tech services in all library types help people out there in the world who are doing research. Ideas in our committee's Google doc. Urgent action items from the Google doc:
      1. Paul –  email listing all the programming related to Advocacy at Annual Conference – Paul is still collecting programming information for the email.
      2. Joyce & Eleanor – ALCTS Issues web page refresh  - ALCTS website now says Advocacy and Issues. Links were added for district dispatch and other links were updated – ALCTS office updated the website for us.
      3. Lauren – handout for Annual Conference?  -- Lauren suggested a small business card size with ALCTS Advocates and the web address. This could be passed out at ALCTS programs and ALCTS booth at ALA Chicago.   
  1. New Business
    1. Using our face-to-face meeting at Annual to invite ALCTS members to tell us what issues are important to them and what they'd like to learn about supporting work on those issues. If doing that, need an announcement out soon. If not, what alternatives can we use to get member input? – It was suggested the Advocacy committee members visit the section committee meetings and pass out the Advocacy cards instead of trying to invite people to our meeting. The committee will put up a google doc for members to sign up to visit various committees at ALA.
    2. Annual Conference committee meeting time: Sunday 3:30 pm - 5pm. (Lauren has to travel from the Hilton Chicago to McCormick Place after another committee meeting.)
  1. Adjourned at 12:00 PM EDT

 

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GLBTRT Executive Board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)

Discussion 2017 May Executive Board Meeting Agenda

by Paul Kelly on Tue, May 16, 2017 at 08:30 am

2017 May Executive Board Meeting Agenda

Teleconference

 

Wednesday, May 17th, 6:00 pm EST

Dial-in info is as follows: 

Toll Free Number: 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode: 78965432

 

2017 May Executive Board Meeting Agenda

Teleconference

 

Wednesday, May 17th, 6:00 pm EST

Dial-in info is as follows: 

Toll Free Number: 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode: 78965432

 

1. Call to Order

Action: None

Item Facilitator: Deb Sica

Vote: No
6:
00 (5m)

 

2. Approval of Agenda and Minutes

Action: Approve agenda for the April 2017 Executive Board meeting. Approval of minutes from the May 2017 Executive Board meeting. (Link: http://connect.ala.org/node/266454

Item Facilitator: Deb Sica

Vote:No
6:05 (5m)

 

3. Treasurer’s Report and Budget

Action: Update from the Treasurer

Item Facilitator: Liz DeCoster

Vote:No

Supporting Information: Liz will provide her monthly update on the Round Table’s finances.

6:10 (5m)

 

4. Executive Board Meeting Agenda for Annual

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: Deb Sica

Vote:No

Supporting Information: The Board will discuss the agenda for the GLBTRT Executive Board meeting at ALA Annual 2017.


6:20 (10m)

 

5. Membership Meeting Agenda for Annual including facilitating a name change discussion

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: Deb Sica

Vote:No

Supporting Information: The Board will discuss the agenda for the GLBTRT Membership meeting at ALA Annual 2017. This will include the introduction of the proposed GLBTRT name change to the membership.
6:25 (10m)

 

6. Social Logistics Confirmation for Annual

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: Deb Sica/Sherry Machones/Matt Ciszek

Vote:No

Supporting Information: The Board will discuss logistics for the GLBTRT social at ALA Annual 2017.


6:35 (10m)

 

7. Google Drive - Update and Next Steps
Action: Discussion
Item Facilitators: Deb Sica/David Isaak

Vote: No

Supporting Information: The Board will hear updates about the Google Drive GLBTRT website project.

6:45 (10m)

 

 

8. Changing Conference Program Process

Action: Discussion

Item Facilitator: Deb Sica

Vote: No

Supporting Information: The Board will discuss its current conference program approval process, and hear potential changes to that process.

 

6:55 (10m)

 

 

9. Additional Film Program Added to Annual

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Peter Coyl/Deb Sica

Vote: No

Supporting Information: The Board will hear details about the recently added film program for ALA Annual 2017.

7:05 (5m)

 

10. Adjournment

Action: Information

Item Facilitator: Deb Sica

Vote: No

7:10 (end)

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ALA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group (EDI-IWG)

Event EDI-IWG Meeting

by Jody Gray-IL (staff) on Wed, May 17, 2017 at 07:57 pm

Location: McCormick Place W177

ALCTS

Event ALCTS CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group-call for discussion topics

by Iris Taylor on Wed, May 17, 2017 at 05:12 pm

Greetings,

This is a general call for discussion topics for the ALCTS-CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois:

Date:                    Sunday, June 25, 2017

Time:                    8:30-10:00 AM 

Greetings,

This is a general call for discussion topics for the ALCTS-CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois:

Date:                    Sunday, June 25, 2017

Time:                    8:30-10:00 AM 

Location:             Palmer House Hilton (PALM), Room: Burnham 4

The Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group meeting is an open discussion session for addressing topics of interest to the cartographic and geospatial resources cataloging community. This is a great forum for posing questions to and exchanging ideas with members of the cartographic resources cataloging community.

A reminder email message will be sent out before the ALA Annual Conference with further details on the discussion topics.

All are welcome to attend the above meeting. If you are unable to attend the discussion session, feel free to forward your discussion topics. Notes from the session will be posted to various resources and the MAGIRT email list to be shared by everyone soon after the conference, as well as printed in the next issue of our newsletter, base line.

We look forward to your attendance and the opportunity to share comments, concerns, and resources at the meeting in Chicago!

Best regards,

 Iris Taylor

Chair, ALCTS CaMMS/MAGIRT Cartographic Resources Cataloging Interest Group: http://www.ala.org/alcts/mgrps/camms/grps/ats-ccsdgmap

ALA Connect Community: http://connect.ala.org/node/64377

Senior Cataloging Specialist, Library of Congress: itaylor@loc.gov

Twitter: #magirtcatIG

 Email any topics for discussion to:  itaylor@loc.gov

Office:  202-707-8529

E-mail:  itaylor@loc.gov

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