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Discussion Online Learning Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library (MD) (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 11:42 am

Online Learning Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Access, Research and Learning Department. The Online Learning Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

Online Learning Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Access, Research and Learning Department. The Online Learning Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to build, position, and assess online tutorials and embed library materials into courses to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University

Position Responsibilities:

 

  • Create and implement an innovative and effective program of online instruction including the development and assessment of a broad range of accessible teaching and learning objects including but not limited to web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web sites fully integrating e-learning into the course management system and the curricula that support research and learning for faculty, students and staff of the LNDL community.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs. 
  • Provide library research instruction to on campus and off-site students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Work closely with other units on the two campuses (Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University), to provide services to students, including technology services and online program support, to integrate library materials with course management software.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for distance students.
  • Provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • Two or more years of instruction experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in online education;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online course management software and video conferencing software;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

 

  • Working knowledge of or grounding in online learning theory;
  • Working knowledge of tutorial software (Captivate, Camtasia);
  • Coursework or degree in instructional technology design;
  • Working knowledge of open-source technologies, web design, or instructional design;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects;
  • Familiarity with copyright law and “fair use” guidelines.

 

About the Library:

 

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of 6,160 FTE.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA‐CREF retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

 

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

 

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Online Learning Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Discussion ACRL Volunteer Form for 2018-2019 Appointment Cycle - Now Open!

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 11:02 am

Dear ACRL Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open! Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2018-2019 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

Dear ACRL Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open! Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2018-2019 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

The deadline to volunteer is February 15, 2018, for appointments that begin July 1, 2018.

Best,

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

Make a difference: Connect, contribute, collaborate

Volunteer for division, section, or representative appointment!

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

This is an invitation for volunteers to serve on ACRL’s committees and sections. I ask you to consider volunteering with enthusiasm and with acknowledgement of the diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences of our members. ACRL’s work is vital to the audiences we support, the librarians and libraries that make up our organization, and the communities we serve. Please consider sharing your expertise and experiences with ACRL. I hope that you will volunteer to work with ACRL and share in making a difference, supporting lifelong learners, and contributing to an informed society.

Thank you,

Lauren Pressley

ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

 

The appointment process
Appointments are made at the division and section level, and through the editorial board process (see editorial board section below). Section vice-chairs are responsible for committee appointments for the year they will serve as chair. The ACRL vice-president is responsible for committee appointments at the division level for the year she serves as president. The ACRL Appointments Committee assists the vice-president in an advisory capacity. Division-level committees are created to conduct the work of the Board, and each committee crafts an annual work plan in consultation with their Board and Staff liaisons to accomplish their charged activities and responsibilities.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment. The online volunteer form closes February 15 and most committee appointment offers will be sent in April and May 2018.

Onsite attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the ALA Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service. However, members of all ACRL committees, task forces, and similar bodies are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether it be working virtually or face-to-face.

How to apply

Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer. (Internet Explorer is the preferred browser for accessing the form). You will be asked to login using your ALA member ID and the password you created. The form should be completed by February 15, 2018. Be sure that you are a current ALA/ACRL member before attempting to login, as the form is tied directly to the ALA membership system. Need to renew? Please renew online here.

If you have any questions about using the volunteer form, please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne for division committees at apayne@ala.org or ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin for section committees at mgriffin@ala.org.

Questions about the ACRL appointment process?  Please join the ACRL Membership Committee on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 1 pm CST, for an online discussion on how the ACRL appointment process works for division-level committees, sections, interest groups, and discussion groups.  Access information for the session is available here. 

ACRL division-level committee appointments
ACRL committees (and their charges) can be found on the ACRL website at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/committees.

Appointments to ACRL standing committees are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The Appointments Committee sends appointment recommendations to the ACRL president-elect. The president-elect makes the final appointments for the committees.

Questions about division-level appointments may be directed to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Catherine B. Soehner, Associate Dean, Research & User Services, University of Utah, catherine.soehner@utah.edu.

ACRL section appointments

ACRL sections help members customize their ACRL experience through newsletters, electronic discussion lists, specialized programming, preconferences, recognition, and focused activities.

Section vice-chairs appoint members to section committees. Most appointments are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. For more information about section appointments, please contact section vice-chairs. Contact information is available by logging in at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections.

Editorial boards
ACRL has eight editorial/advisory boards for its publications: Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board; Choice Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board; New Publications Advisory Board; Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board; RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Editorial Board; and Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board.

Appointments to editorial boards are made after the Midwinter Meeting for terms that begin immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The editors recommend the names of individuals to fill vacancies. The Publications Coordinating Committee approves the recommendation and the ACRL vice-president/president-elect makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the editorial board early in the fall or indicate your interest on the ACRL online volunteer form.

Representatives Assembly

The ACRL Representative Assembly consists of the current ACRL representatives to other ALA units. Appointments are made at the discretion of the ACRL president-elect. Questions about representative appointments may be directed to ACRL President-Elect Lauren Pressley at pressley@uw.edu.

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ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion ACRL Volunteer Form for 2018-2019 Appointment Cycle - Now Open!

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 11:01 am

Dear ACRL Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open! Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2018-2019 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

Dear ACRL Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open! Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2018-2019 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

The deadline to volunteer is February 15, 2018, for appointments that begin July 1, 2018.

Best,

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer

Make a difference: Connect, contribute, collaborate

Volunteer for division, section, or representative appointment!

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

This is an invitation for volunteers to serve on ACRL’s committees and sections. I ask you to consider volunteering with enthusiasm and with acknowledgement of the diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences of our members. ACRL’s work is vital to the audiences we support, the librarians and libraries that make up our organization, and the communities we serve. Please consider sharing your expertise and experiences with ACRL. I hope that you will volunteer to work with ACRL and share in making a difference, supporting lifelong learners, and contributing to an informed society.

Thank you,

Lauren Pressley

ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

The appointment process
Appointments are made at the division and section level, and through the editorial board process (see editorial board section below). Section vice-chairs are responsible for committee appointments for the year they will serve as chair. The ACRL vice-president is responsible for committee appointments at the division level for the year she serves as president. The ACRL Appointments Committee assists the vice-president in an advisory capacity. Division-level committees are created to conduct the work of the Board, and each committee crafts an annual work plan in consultation with their Board and Staff liaisons to accomplish their charged activities and responsibilities.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment. The online volunteer form closes February 15 and most committee appointment offers will be sent in April and May 2018.

Onsite attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the ALA Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service. However, members of all ACRL committees, task forces, and similar bodies are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether it be working virtually or face-to-face.

How to apply

Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer. (Internet Explorer is the preferred browser for accessing the form). You will be asked to login using your ALA member ID and the password you created. The form should be completed by February 15, 2018. Be sure that you are a current ALA/ACRL member before attempting to login, as the form is tied directly to the ALA membership system. Need to renew? Please renew online here.

If you have any questions about using the volunteer form, please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne for division committees at apayne@ala.org or ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin for section committees at mgriffin@ala.org.

Questions about the ACRL appointment process?  Please join the ACRL Membership Committee on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 1 pm CST, for an online discussion on how the ACRL appointment process works for division-level committees, sections, interest groups, and discussion groups.  Access information for the session is available here. 

ACRL division-level committee appointments
ACRL committees (and their charges) can be found on the ACRL website at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/committees.

Appointments to ACRL standing committees are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The Appointments Committee sends appointment recommendations to the ACRL president-elect. The president-elect makes the final appointments for the committees.

Questions about division-level appointments may be directed to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Catherine B. Soehner, Associate Dean, Research & User Services, University of Utah, catherine.soehner@utah.edu.

ACRL section appointments

ACRL sections help members customize their ACRL experience through newsletters, electronic discussion lists, specialized programming, preconferences, recognition, and focused activities.

Section vice-chairs appoint members to section committees. Most appointments are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. For more information about section appointments, please contact section vice-chairs. Contact information is available by logging in at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections.

Editorial boards
ACRL has eight editorial/advisory boards for its publications: Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board; Choice Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board; New Publications Advisory Board; Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board; RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Editorial Board; and Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board.

Appointments to editorial boards are made after the Midwinter Meeting for terms that begin immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The editors recommend the names of individuals to fill vacancies. The Publications Coordinating Committee approves the recommendation and the ACRL vice-president/president-elect makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the editorial board early in the fall or indicate your interest on the ACRL online volunteer form.

Representatives Assembly

The ACRL Representative Assembly consists of the current ACRL representatives to other ALA units. Appointments are made at the discretion of the ACRL president-elect. Questions about representative appointments may be directed to ACRL President-Elect Lauren Pressley at pressley@uw.edu.

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ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

Discussion ACRL Volunteer Form for 2018-2019 Appointment Cycle - Now Open!

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 10:56 am

Dear ACRL CoPA Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Dear ACRL CoPA Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2018-2019 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

The deadline to volunteer is February 15, 2018, for appointments that begin July 1, 2018.

Best,

Megan Griffin
ACRL Senior Program Officer

***********************

Make a difference: Connect, contribute, collaborate
Volunteer for division, section, or representative appointment!

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

This is an invitation for volunteers to serve on ACRL’s committees and sections. I ask you to consider volunteering with enthusiasm and with acknowledgement of the diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences of our members. ACRL’s work is vital to the audiences we support, the librarians and libraries that make up our organization, and the communities we serve. Please consider sharing your expertise and experiences with ACRL. I hope that you will volunteer to work with ACRL and share in making a difference, supporting lifelong learners, and contributing to an informed society.

Thank you,

Lauren Pressley
ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

The appointment process
Appointments are made at the division and section level, and through the editorial board process (see editorial board section below). Section vice-chairs are responsible for committee appointments for the year they will serve as chair. The ACRL vice-president is responsible for committee appointments at the division level for the year she serves as president. The ACRL Appointments Committee assists the vice-president in an advisory capacity. Division-level committees are created to conduct the work of the Board, and each committee crafts an annual work plan in consultation with their Board and Staff liaisons to accomplish their charged activities and responsibilities.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment. The online volunteer form closes February 15 and most committee appointment offers will be sent in April and May 2018.

Onsite attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the ALA Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service. However, members of all ACRL committees, task forces, and similar bodies are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether it be working virtually or face-to-face.

How to apply
Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer. (Internet Explorer is the preferred browser for accessing the form). You will be asked to login using your ALA member ID and the password you created. The form should be completed by February 15, 2018. Be sure that you are a current ALA/ACRL member before attempting to login, as the form is tied directly to the ALA membership system. Need to renew? Please renew online here.

If you have any questions about using the volunteer form, please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne for division committees at apayne@ala.org or ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin for section committees at mgriffin@ala.org.

Questions about the ACRL appointment process?  Please join the ACRL Membership Committee on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 1 pm CST, for an online discussion on how the ACRL appointment process works for division-level committees, sections, interest groups, and discussion groups.  Access information for the session is available here

ACRL division-level committee appointments
ACRL committees (and their charges) can be found on the ACRL website at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/committees.

Appointments to ACRL standing committees are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The Appointments Committee sends appointment recommendations to the ACRL president-elect. The president-elect makes the final appointments for the committees.

Questions about division-level appointments may be directed to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Catherine B. Soehner, Associate Dean, Research & User Services, University of Utah, catherine.soehner@utah.edu.

ACRL section appointments
ACRL sections help members customize their ACRL experience through newsletters, electronic discussion lists, specialized programming, preconferences, recognition, and focused activities.

Section vice-chairs appoint members to section committees. Most appointments are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. For more information about section appointments, please contact section vice-chairs. Contact information is available by logging in at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections.

Editorial boards
ACRL has eight editorial/advisory boards for its publications: Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board; Choice Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board; New Publications Advisory Board; Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board; RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Editorial Board; and Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board.

Appointments to editorial boards are made after the Midwinter Meeting for terms that begin immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The editors recommend the names of individuals to fill vacancies. The Publications Coordinating Committee approves the recommendation and the ACRL vice-president/president-elect makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the editorial board early in the fall or indicate your interest on the ACRL online volunteer form.

Representatives Assembly
The ACRL Representative Assembly consists of the current ACRL representatives to other ALA units. Appointments are made at the discretion of the ACRL president-elect. Questions about representative appointments may be directed to ACRL President-Elect Lauren Pressley at pressley@uw.edu.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, University of North Texas (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 09:54 am

All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator

https://www.unthscjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?t...

Job Title All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator  
Department Library - 300540  
Quick Link www.unthscjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=60426  
Shift Day  
Department Overview The NNLM SCR (https://nnlm.gov/scr) aims to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through increased access to health information within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. 

The NNLM SCR extends the services and programs of both the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM https://nnlm.gov/) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM https://www.nlm.nih.gov) by partnering with health information agencies, health organizations, public health entities, community based organizations, libraries and the general public to offer outreach, funding opportunities and educational programming throughout the region. 

To accomplish this goal, the NNLM SCR program office operates under a UG4 Cooperative Agreement with the NLM and is housed within the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library (https://library.hsc.unt.edu/) at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. 

The position is a full-time, staff position and is currently funded through April 30, 2020. The position will travel frequently to target areas and national meetings.  

Position Details The National Library of Medicine has initiated a new program with the National Institutes of Health "All of Us" Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov/) to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The "All of Us" Community Engagement Coordinator will work within the states of TX, AR, LA, NM and OK in collaboration with "All of Us" program partners, the NNLM and regional partners to develop, pilot, model and evaluate "All of Us" community engagement activities. The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations and others to develop activities based on community health needs. Target areas will be chosen to reach underrepresented populations typically not included in research. This position will be one of a team of four coordinators reporting to the NNLM SCR Executive Director. 

Duties will include: 
* Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the "All of Us" and health information needs of library users. 
* In consultation with the "All of Us" Research Program, select target areas for community engagement (2/year for a total of 6 areas by Year 3). 
* Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries, and identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas. 
* Prepare detailed evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs and services in close collaboration with the "All of Us" Training Center, National Network Coordinating Office, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions. 
* Coordinate funding awards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project. 
* Contribute through scholarly articles, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the "All of Us" national program. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 
* MPH, MSN, MS in Health Education, MEd, MLS; or equivalent advanced degree. 
* Health information programming or community health education experience. 
* Strong presentation skills. 
* Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
* Ability to plan and implement programs and prioritize projects. 
* Willingness to travel; valid driver's license at the time of employment. 
* Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community. 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the Department. 

This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, employed by and located at the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library at UNTHSC in Fort Worth, TX. 

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. 

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.  

Required Qualifications The successful candidate will possess a Master's degree and two (2) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
Preferred Qualifications The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications: 

* Experience working in public libraries or with public library staff 
* Significant project management experience 
* Program evaluation experience 
* Familiarity with National Library of Medicine and NNLM programs  

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application. 

* December graduates are welcome to apply. 

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the 
position is filled.  

Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience  
Pay Basis Monthly  
Job Type Full-Time  
Work Schedule M-F with some weekends  
Application Types Accepted Main Form  
Occupational Exposure to HIV/HBV? No  
Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals? No  
Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis? No  
Security Sensitive? Yes  
Require a valid Texas Driver's License? No  
Require a certification? No  
If required, please list all certifications required for this position.  
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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head, Access and Resource Sharing; George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida (apply by Jan. 4)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 09:51 am

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Head, Access and Resource Sharing

Assistant-In or Associate-In

 http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html

 

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Head, Access and Resource Sharing

Assistant-In or Associate-In

 http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks a collaborative, innovative and user-oriented librarian to lead the Access and Resource Sharing Department. The Head of Access and Resource Sharing Department is a key member of the Libraries’ leadership team. The Head supports the teaching and research goals of University of Florida faculty, students, and staff, by facilitating access to resources in circulating collections, and through interlibrary loan and document delivery services, print and electronic course reserves, and consortial resource sharing partnerships. 

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Head of the Access and Resource Sharing Department is a year-around (12 month) non-tenure track library faculty position that provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for establishing circulation and resource sharing policies and procedures. The Head leads the department in the development, coordination, and training for effective customer service competencies that advance user access to information resources.

The Head has direct responsibility for fostering and standardizing policies and procedures related to circulation, borrowing privileges, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserves in the Smathers Libraries. The position leads the implementation of services that promote access to information resources and cultivating user experience. In this role, the Head collaborates with library colleagues to support collection building and resource access through patron driven acquisitions enterprises as well as coordinates the Libraries’ involvement in various national and regional consortia resource sharing programs. 

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Head of Access and Resources Sharing serves on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Head is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. The Head of Access and Resource Sharing is expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities.

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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LITA Board of Directors

Discussion Request to approve new Education Acquisitions Editor job description

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 10:21 am

At the direction of the LITA Board, a small group of members has been drafting a job description for a new member position to coordinate our online education. That group has finished its work and is asking the Board to approve the attached description for an Education Acquisitions Editor. This would be a new position with an annual $1,500 stipend.

After discussion of the request, we'll take a vote in Connect. The result will be included in the consent agenda for the November 17, 2017, Board meeting.

Background:

At the direction of the LITA Board, a small group of members has been drafting a job description for a new member position to coordinate our online education. That group has finished its work and is asking the Board to approve the attached description for an Education Acquisitions Editor. This would be a new position with an annual $1,500 stipend.

After discussion of the request, we'll take a vote in Connect. The result will be included in the consent agenda for the November 17, 2017, Board meeting.

Background:

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SRRT (Social Responsibilities Round Table)

Discussion ALA Executive Director Education Requirements

by Diedre Conkling on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 07:44 pm

ALA MEMBER ALERT

Do you agree that a library degree is essential for the Executive Director of ALA?  Please sign the petition to reinstate this requirement.  The degree required includes an ALA-accredited Master's Degree or a CAEP-accredited Master's Degree with a specialty in school library media. 

Click on the link below to sign. Please re-post widely.

ALA MEMBER ALERT

Do you agree that a library degree is essential for the Executive Director of ALA?  Please sign the petition to reinstate this requirement.  The degree required includes an ALA-accredited Master's Degree or a CAEP-accredited Master's Degree with a specialty in school library media. 

Click on the link below to sign. Please re-post widely.

The great thing about this is that having this question on the ballot all ALA Members will have the opportunity to officially express their opinion on this subject. 

After you login the page may seem a little odd. Go ahead and click on that you want to sign the petition. When you do this the full petition appears. You will then need to write out your full name and hit another button to finish signing the petition. 

https://tinyurl.com/ybyqpyw7

 

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Earlier discussion on this subject may be found here:  http://connect.ala.org/node/261265

A little background:

Last month, in a rushed, unprecedented online vote, ALA Council voted in favor of removing the requirement for the ALA Executive Director to hold the MLS degree.  ALA Council had just reaffirmed the 2000 Council decision that the ALA Executive Director must have an MLS at the 2017 Midwinter Meeting.  Just months later they changed this position to preferred instead of required.

And for you bureaucracy junkies membership petitions are allowed according to the ALA Constitution, Article VI, Section 4 c (http://www.ala.org/aboutala/governance/constitution/constitution).  Yes, because this is a membership organization we can overturn Council decisions. 

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ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes

Discussion NRCL - meeting agenda - Friday, December 8, 2017

by Mark Emmons on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 03:50 pm

New Roles & Changing Landscapes
Friday, December 8, 2017

  • 9:00-10:30 pacific time
  • 10:00-11:30 mountain time
  • 11:00-12:30 central time
  • 12:00-1:30 eastern time
  • 22:00-00:30 gulf time

URL:  https://zoom.us/j/693687437. This is our first meeting on Zoom. Scroll below agenda for tips from ACRL on how to join a Zoom meeting.

Virtual meeting agenda

1. Approve December agenda

New Roles & Changing Landscapes
Friday, December 8, 2017

  • 9:00-10:30 pacific time
  • 10:00-11:30 mountain time
  • 11:00-12:30 central time
  • 12:00-1:30 eastern time
  • 22:00-00:30 gulf time

URL:  https://zoom.us/j/693687437. This is our first meeting on Zoom. Scroll below agenda for tips from ACRL on how to join a Zoom meeting.

Virtual meeting agenda

1. Approve December agenda

2. Approve October minutes – see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OcrkWrFpASOBmfnxLZVCqtVeemyS-eiRkqppyiXUusA/edit?usp=sharing

3. ALA Midwinter meeting locations

  • Confirm attendance
  • Meeting on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:30-11:30: Sheraton, Director's Row F
  • Lunch on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11:30-1:00: Earls Kitchen + Bar (please check their website https://earls.ca/locations/glenarm/menu/kitchen and let me know if you approve.

4. Team building exercise on organizational change (Mark)

5. Monthly progress reports

A. Diversity Alliance (Jolie Graybill)

B. OER constellation team (Lauren Collister, Haven Hawley, Marilyn Myers, Xuan Pang)

  • Service Corps as constellation item related to mentoring
  • SPARC conversation
  • How do we fit?

C. Change Course team (Erin Smith, Lis Chabot, Mark Emmons, Dane Ward)

D. Matrix team (Jill Gremmels, Beth Filar Williams)

E. Collaboration team (Lauren Collister, Anne Grant, Beth Russell)

  • Details on massively open collaborative paper

6. Complete brainstorm of ideas for additional resources we might offer to meet NRCL goals – continue review of NRCL – PAR survey – resources desired by ACRL members (attached).

 

From ACRL on Zoom:

Here are a few tips we’ve discovered that you can pass onto committee members:

  1. When you click on the meeting link it will automatically download the Zoom plugin for installation if you don’t already have it on your computer.  If you have the Zoom app on your computer, you’ll come to the Join Meeting page.
  2. Use this link https://zoom.us/support/download to download the plugin prior to the meeting.
  3. Web browsers compatible for Zoom - Chrome, Safari, IE/Edge and Firefox
  4. Devices Supported- Mac, Windows and Linux
  5. Mobile – iOS, Android and Blackberry
  6. You will need a headset for VoIP. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).
  7. Once you enter the Zoom Room (you’ll join as a participant - so no log-in is needed)
  • Select your method for joining the meeting - Phone Call or Computer Audio-VOIP
  • Test your audio by clicking on the Test Computer Mic and Speakers link.
  • Click the Chat Icon at the bottom of the screen to use the chat feature.
  • Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio before the start time.
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    Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

    Discussion Invitation: Study of low morale in minority academic librarians

    by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 03:45 pm

    A recent study reveals that low morale is the result of repeated and protracted exposure to emotional, verbal/written, and systemic abuse or neglect in the workplace (Kendrick 2017; access information at http://bit.ly/2yk5lc0).

    A recent study reveals that low morale is the result of repeated and protracted exposure to emotional, verbal/written, and systemic abuse or neglect in the workplace (Kendrick 2017; access information at http://bit.ly/2yk5lc0). However, recent LIS scholarship on microaggressions, continuing recruitment and retention problems, coverage of the historic marginalization of African American librarians or library users of color, and current developments in United States social and political spheres indicate more research is needed to discover other factors that may impact low-morale development for this group.

    If you are:
    a)      A racial or ethnic minority credentialed (earned the MLIS or equivalent) North American academic librarian who
    b)      Has worked or currently works in an academic library in the United States and
    c)      Has experienced low-morale as defined above,

    You are invited to participate in a research study designed to: 1) to discover differences in the emotional trajectories of and physiological impacts on racial or ethnic minority North American academic librarians who identify as having a low-morale experience, 2) to identify professional, social, institutional, or political systems, policies, or practices that cause or impact the development of this group’s low-morale experience, and 3) to discover how these causes/impacts, systems, or practices and emotional and physiological changes are identified, mitigated or resolved through myriad cognitive, physical, verbal, or other processes and actions.

    This study is investigated by Kaetrena Davis Kendrick (Associate Librarian, Associate Professor, University of South Carolina Lancaster).

    If you choose to participate, I will conduct a telephone interview with you that will last 45-60 minutes, and you will also be asked to complete a brief survey which should only take 5-6 minutes to complete. Survey responses will be anonymous and kept separately from interview responses. Interviews will be confidential and participants will not be identified personally.

    Participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you are interested in participating, please contact me directly by phone or email to set up a telephone appointment. If you know of anyone else who might be eligible and who is interested in participating, please feel free to forward them this
    message.

    Principal Investigator contact information:
    Kaetrena D. Kendrick at 803-313-7061; kaetrena@mailbox.sc.edu

    If you have questions about this study, you may contact the researcher at the contact points listed above. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a participant in this research study, you may contact the University of South Carolina’s Office of Research Compliance at 803-777-7095.

    Thanks for your interest in and support of this study.
    Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S.

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