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LITA Board of Directors

File FY2018-Draft-Budget-Summary---v1

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 02:22 pm

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LITA Board of Directors

File FY2018-Draft-Budget-Full--v1

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 02:22 pm

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2017 (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award Committee (Association for Library Services to Children)

Online Doc 2017 Batchelder Award Selection Committee Meeting Minutes from the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta

by Jamie Naidoo on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 12:48 pm

The attached file contains the 2017 Batchelder Award Selection Committee meeting minutes from the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

2017 (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award Committee (Association for Library Services to Children)

Online Doc Feb 15 2017 Quarterly Report for the 2017 Batchelder Award Selection Committee

by Jamie Naidoo on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 12:46 pm

The attached file contains the Feb 2017 Quarterly Report for the 2017 Batchelder Award Selection Committee.

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Entrepreneurship Librarian, Penn State (apply by March 6)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:56 am

I wanted to let you all know about an exciting new position we have created at Penn State.

-John Meier

https://libraries.psu.edu/entrepreneurshiplibr

I wanted to let you all know about an exciting new position we have created at Penn State.

-John Meier

https://libraries.psu.edu/entrepreneurshiplibr

Entrepreneurship Librarian, Penn State, University Park The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications for the position of Entrepreneurship Librarian. This new faculty position will support the entrepreneurship curriculum and university-wide initiatives relating to entrepreneurship and economic development, including Invent Penn State. The Entrepreneurship Librarian reports to the Head of the Schreyer Business Library. This is a three-year non-tenure track fixed-term faculty appointment with an excellent possibility of renewal.

The Entrepreneurship Librarian will:

Serve as the formal liaison to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor.
Develop tutorials and other learning objects to support residential and online entrepreneurship courses.
Develop relationships with appropriate student organizations.
Coordinate Libraries’ efforts to support Invent Penn State and other initiatives relating to entrepreneurship and economic development.
Work collaboratively with Penn State Commonwealth Campus librarians who support entrepreneurship courses and initiatives.
Enhance collections relating to entrepreneurship.
Participate in course-related instruction, reference, consultation, and outreach services.
Qualifications:

Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); ability to work independently and collaboratively; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; a strong public service orientation; demonstrated expertise in supporting entrepreneurship studies or practice; strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree or minor and/or graduate degree in business, economics, or a related field. Post-degree experience as a public services librarian or in supporting entrepreneurship. Demonstrated expertise with business resources, including specialized databases.

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. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. 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.

The University Park 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's 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. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

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. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Application Instructions:

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. 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 March 6, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

John J Meier
Science Librarian | Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library The Pennsylvania State University
201 Davey Lab, University Park, PA 16802 meier@psu.edu | (814)867-1448 | Twitter @johnmeier1 http://sites.psu.edu/meier/

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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Advisory Board

Event ACRL Framework Advisory Board - March 2017 Meeting

by Donna Witek on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:04 am

Framework Advisory Board Meeting

March 2, 2017

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific / 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Mountain /

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Central / 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern 

Access Details:

By phone: (641) 552-9185 
Access code: 144 043#

Agenda will be posted when available.

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Digital Public Library of America Fest 2017 Chicago - Travel Grants (apply by March 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 09:45 am

At DPLA, it is very important to us that DPLAfest bring together a broad array of professionals and advocates who care about access to culture to discuss everything from technology and open access to copyright, public engagement, and education. We celebrate the diversity of our DPLA community of partners and users and want to ensure that these perspectives are represented at DPLAfest, which is why we are thrilled to announce three fully funded travel awards to attend DPLAfest 2017.  

At DPLA, it is very important to us that DPLAfest bring together a broad array of professionals and advocates who care about access to culture to discuss everything from technology and open access to copyright, public engagement, and education. We celebrate the diversity of our DPLA community of partners and users and want to ensure that these perspectives are represented at DPLAfest, which is why we are thrilled to announce three fully funded travel awards to attend DPLAfest 2017.  

Our goal is to use this funding opportunity to promote the widest possible range of views represented at DPLAfest. We require that applicants represent one or more of the following:

  • Professionals from diverse ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds representing one or more of the following groups: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • Professionals whose work or institutions primarily serve and/or represent historically underserved populations including, but not limited to, LGBTQ communities, incarcerated people and ex-offenders, people of color, people with disabilities, or Native American and tribal communities
  • Individuals who would not otherwise have the financial capacity to attend DPLAfest 2017
  • Graduate students and/or early career professionals
  • Students or professionals who live and/or work in the Greater Chicago metro area

Requirements:

  • Complete the application form by March 1, 2017: https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2017/scholarships/
  • Award recipients must attend the entire DPLAfest, taking place on Thursday, April 20 between 9:00am and 5:45pm and Friday, April 21 between 9:00am and 3:30pm.
  • Award recipients agree to write a blog post about their experience at the event to be published on DPLA’s blog within two weeks following the end of the event.

Please note that this funding opportunity will provide for airfare and/or other required travel to Chicago if needed, lodging for two nights in one of the event hotels, and complimentary registration for DPLAfest. The award will not provide for meals or incidental expenses such as cab fares or local public transportation.  All applicants will be notified regarding their application status during the week of March 13.

We appreciate your help sharing this opportunity with interested individuals in your personal and professional networks.

About DPLAfest
An annual series of workshops, presentations, and discussions, DPLAfest brings together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals. The fest takes place in different locations each year and is open to the public.

DPLAfest 2017: Chicago, IL
Mark your calendars! DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. The hosts for DPLAfest 2017 include Chicago Public Library, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Chicago Collections, and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS).

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Librarian I/II, San Jose Public Library - Spring '17 grads encouraged

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 09:41 am

 

Job Title: Librarian I/II Job ID: 1700181
Salary Min: $64,188.80 Salary Max: $83,532.80
Full/Part Time: Full-Time and Part-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
Open Date: 2/15/2017 Close Date: 2/27/2017

Positions & Duties

 

Job Title: Librarian I/II Job ID: 1700181
Salary Min: $64,188.80 Salary Max: $83,532.80
Full/Part Time: Full-Time and Part-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
Open Date: 2/15/2017 Close Date: 2/27/2017

Positions & Duties

It is an exciting time in San Jose! Under the leadership of Library Journal’s 2017 Librarian of the Year, Jill Bourne, we have implemented numerous initiatives opportunities to regain library access; creation of TeenHQ, the King Library’s teen center and maker space; launch of the Maker(Space)Ship, a mobile maker space; and SJPL works, a space for small business and workforce development. Now is your opportunity to work for one of the most innovative library systems in the nation.

We are seeking new Librarians to join our team and change the lives of those we serve! We are currently looking to fill full time and part time openings. The ideal candidate for these positions will understand, support, practice and promote the San José Way of library innovation and the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; demonstrate leadership and a commitment to active customer service; have knowledge of current library technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and staff; and enjoy working in a fast paced, innovative team environment.

Our librarians are community leaders, using their professional skills in finding ways to keep the library in the forefront of providing the information, lifelong learning, and recreational diversions people need to lead better lives. The job description enumerates the range of duties expected, but above all we are looking for flexible, service oriented, friendly, and smart librarians, proud of their profession and wanting to make a difference in their community.

Librarians are responsible for performing a variety of professional librarian duties. This may include: providing direct assistance to library customers in the location of information and library materials; serving as a resource for children, young adults, adults, and library staff; conducting library tours, giving book talks, and planning, promoting, or presenting other programs; presenting story times and other early literacy programs; working with community groups to promote understanding, use, and support of library service activities; analyzing, interpreting and answering reference questions, and providing reader's advisory information; supervising, leading, or training the work of clerical and technical staff as assigned; assuming responsibility for a facility or a section as assigned; selecting and managing collections; cataloging; service and program support for teens; small business and workforce development programming; and web development and design. These positions will include evenings and weekend shifts.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

We encourage Spring 2017 Master Degree in Library Science Candidates to Apply.

1. Education: A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.
Degree must be received by hire date; transcripts may be requested.

2. Experience: Librarian I None; Librarian II Minimum one year (2,080 hours) of professional library experience.

How to Apply
To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.

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RUSA Interest Group: Shared Collections

Discussion RUSA Shared Collections Interest Group Listserv

by Heather Weltin on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 08:47 am

We are pleased to announce a new listserv has been created for the RUSA Shared Collections Interest Group. This interest group focuses on the topic of Shared Collections, which can encompass shared print initiatives, shared storage facilities, and prospective sharing of collections through cooperative collection development. The listserv is to facilitate discussions and questions related to shared collections, and is open to anyone interested.

 

We are pleased to announce a new listserv has been created for the RUSA Shared Collections Interest Group. This interest group focuses on the topic of Shared Collections, which can encompass shared print initiatives, shared storage facilities, and prospective sharing of collections through cooperative collection development. The listserv is to facilitate discussions and questions related to shared collections, and is open to anyone interested.

 

To join the listserv please go to http://lists.ala.org/sympa/subscribe/rusascig.

 

Sincerely,

Heather Weltin & Tina Baich, co-chairs of RUSA Shared Collections IG

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