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2018 LITA Forum Planning Committee

Online Doc 9 October 2017 - Meeting Agenda & Notes

by Joanna Kimmitt on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Meeting Agenda & Notes October 9, 2017

Meeting Agenda & Notes October 9, 2017

In attendance: Melody Condron, Jason Battles, Joanna Kimmitt, Cody Hanson, Becky Yoose, Andromeda Yelton, Mark Beatty, Jackie Bronicki, Katherine Boden, Ranti Junus

 

Housekeeping

  • Review minutes from last meeting, below.
    • Place any comments in the document if you do have something to add.
  • As people are added to your subcommittee please add them to the committee member list (internal document).
  • Make sure new subcommittee members are assigned to the committee. New additions will need to fill out the volunteer form. They should be receiving the forum18 emails if correctly appointed. Check in with your subcommittee, please.

Homework from Last Time:

  • Final review of themes discussion document
  • Follow up with volunteers that talked with Jason Griffey & get them plugged in (Melody)
    • Most of the teams have enough staffing to make good progress, excepting Local Arrangements, which is TBD.
  • As you get new committee members please send them to the volunteer form to sign up. http://www.ala.org/aboutala/committees/volunteer/frm_vol

Committee gaps - volunteers from Jason’s list/Jason’s email

 

Forum 2018 - what (if anything) does your committee need to know from the live event?

  • Committee members attending Forum 2017 in Denver: Melody Condron, Jason Battles, Joanna Kimmitt, Cody Hanson, Andromeda Yelton, Jason Griffey
  • Theme discussion or feedback needed from participants?
    • Using this year’s Forum as a theme discussion time.
    • Melody will add general talking points and add to existing theme discussion document.
  • Keynote speaker suggestion box at registration
    • Using physical box at badge pickup
    • Whiteboard/scatterboard for sharing suggestions
  • Add comment box in post-Forum assessment/evaluation survey for this year to solicit keynote suggestions - have over 50% response rate for survey over the last 3 years, so it will work well.
    • Send suggestions to Jackie Bronicki for assessment
    • 1st Forum - Becky is interested in targeting questions for this group
    • Assessing format change - need to know what the changes are to assess satisfaction
    • Forum 2017 had some 90-minute sessions; Forum 2018 will have some more long-format sessions. Check in with Jason Griffey for assessment on these format changes. Previous year attendance will be key to asking questions.
    • Lightning talks - must sign up ahead of Forum this year to encourage more planning.
    • Will be able to get previous attendee data.
  • What’s the streaming/recording setup? How is it staffed? How does it go?

Theme

  • Marketing and promoting proposed changes over the next year - key.
  • We may not select a theme in the end.

RFP Update

  • Melody gave feedback from committee, Jason Griffey provided feedback from Programming.
  • RFP is with the LITA office (Jenny)

Roll Call for Sub-Committees

  • Accessibility - Ranti - no update to share. Working on contact info for Fen Lu.
  • Assessment - Jackie -
    • web conference last week for 8 members from variety of libraries who all have assessment experience. Jackie is pulling data from previous assessments. Will send out later today or tomorrow to her subgroup. First task: are we going to add anything to this year’s survey for baseline? People will be looking over the data to see what to add this year to track for next year. Forum 2017 survey will be deployed 1-2 days after the meeting ends. First draft due before Forum, and adjustments can be made.
  • Local Arrangement (not assigned yet) - waiting on RFP
  • Marketing & Web - Katherine -
    • 2 people on committee so far; still waiting to hear back from a couple others.
    • Emailing Mark for listserv advice, use of all the e-blast systems available through LITA/ALA.
    • Researching different avenues for marketing, save-the-date email, communicating changes to format. Working on tone and engagement language, too.  
  • Programming - Jason -
  • Sponsorship - Galen (not in attendance)
    • Have been engaged in doing research of prospectuses for peer conferences
    • Will be issuing call for additional participants for subcommittee on LITA-L today or tomorrow
    • We will have draft of sponsorship prospectus recommendations out for review by the committee and ALA staff by 27 October
  • Streaming/Recording - Cody -
    • Jen Brown & Cody had meeting with Mark for background on equipment and resources already available. In a holding pattern until the venue is set. Want to get a quote or two for professional streaming/recording for our information as we consider doing this on a recurring basis. Best way to assure consistent quality is to pay for it rather than relying on volunteers, but may not be most cost-effective long-term.
    • Also interested in connecting separately with Ranti and Becky to discuss accessibility and UX as it relates to streaming/recording. Concerned about streaming/recording and want to make sure we’re doing it right.
    • Can have this as a sponsorship goal if we have accurate quotes.
  • Conference UX - Becky -
    • We have members! Waiting for movement on RFP process and location selection before next steps. Becky will be contacting group members to welcome them to the group.

New Homework:

  • After Forum 2017: think about keynote speakers. The entire team will decide on these together.
    • In past: list of keynote speakers that folks had brainstormed over the years, used a voting system
    • Suggestion to start fresh, in accordance with the new format and other changes
  • Melody will send Doodle poll for next meeting, shortly after Forum 2017
  • If you will not be at Forum, please contact Melody, Jason, or Joanna if there is something you need to know/info you need to get from Forum 2017 attendees.
    • If you will be at Forum 2017, please list your name in the minutes above so you can join the discussion. Plan to attend the evaluation breakfast if you can.
    • Melody will set up a face-to-face meeting to discuss what we can do while we’re there to advance Forum 2018.
    • Melody will also email the full list to see if others will be attending and then move to a smaller list.

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2018 LITA Forum Planning Committee

Online Doc 3 August 2017 Meeting Agenda & Notes

by Joanna Kimmitt on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Meeting Agenda & Notes August 3, 2017

Meeting Agenda & Notes August 3, 2017

In attendance: Melody Condron, Jason Battles, Ranti Junus, Becky Y, Jackie Bronicki, Lindsay Cronk, Galen Charlton, Jason Griffey, Katherine Boden, Shawn Valliancourt

 

Housekeeping

  • Review minutes from last meeting, below (June 29). Any corrections?
  • As people are added to your subcommittee please add them to the committee member list (internal document to group)
  • If you need additional formal appointments please route them to Bohyun Kim (bohyun.kim.ois@gmail.com).
  • Communal minutes: please add your notes

Homework from Last Time:

  • Think about theme & add to the document (ongoing) (internal document)
  • RFP comments in by the end of July
  • Melody will send Doodle polls for next meeting (done)

 

Discussion on filling committee gaps

 

Documentation discussion

 

RFP Discussion

  • RFP from 2016 - Review (internal document)
  • RFP Needs/Concerns Document (internal document)
  • Comments will be submitted to Jenny and Mark so that they can write the RFP with their own language.

Roll Call for Sub-Committees

  • Accessibility - Ranti -
    • Please see documentation re. collaboration potential with other subcommittees (internal document)
  • Assessment - Jackie -
    • We are still getting the members together, plan to have in place by September to start looking at prior data from past conference and review the report.  Plan to coordinate with Mark B. as well.
  • Local Arrangement (not assigned yet)
  • Marketing & Web - Katherine -
    • Still filling in committee & thinking about save the dates
  • Programming - Jason -
    • We have a full committee assuming everyone confirms with me. Also have list of 10 or so interested members who want to be involved due to my lita-l email that I’ll share with Melody and see where else those members might be useful.
    • Will be emailing with Jenny asap (in the next couple of days) for RFP issues, mainly dealing with room count and layout requests
    • Will have feedback to this group re: rough program plan, ask for feedback asap.
  • Sponsorship - Galen -
    • In process of booting up committee; next steps will be:
      • Putting out a call for volunteers/appointments
      • Doing a scan of sponsorship prospectuses in peer conferences
      • Brainstorming swag and other ideas for creative sponsorship opportunities
      • Putting my vendor hat on, doing some quiet queries of some folks who have sponsored conferences regarding what they consider effective
    • Question: when has the prospectus traditionally been published during past Forums?
      • Answer: as soon as possible after the website is switched over
  • Streaming/Recording - Cody (cannot attend) -
    • Appointed Jennifer Brown to the committee
    • Investigating commercial recording/streaming services for benchmarking
    • Was on vacation a bunch, but will be on my grind 24/7 after next week  
  • Conference UX - Becky -
    • Most of our work will start once we have a location picked, so we are on a holding pattern.
    • Conversation with Melody + Jason B. about recruiting members from specific LITA groups. Awaiting updates from that effort.

New Homework:

  • Continue to work on the themes discussion document
  • Follow up with volunteers that talked with Jason Griffey & get them plugged in (Melody)
  • As you get new committee members please send them to Bohyun Kim for formal appointment.
  • Last minute thoughts on RFP should go to Melody asap

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Continuing Education / Professional Development Discussion Group (ACRL - Association of College & Research Libraries)

Discussion The ACRL Big Easy RoadShow: "Assessment in Action" (New Orleans, 6/22/18)

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 12:34 pm

The ACRL Big Easy RoadShow: "Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success"

ACRL Preconference @ ALA Annual Conference
Friday, June 22, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | New Orleans, LA

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The ACRL Big Easy RoadShow: "Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success"

ACRL Preconference @ ALA Annual Conference
Friday, June 22, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | New Orleans, LA

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Higher education institutions of all types are facing intensified attention to assessment and accountability issues. Academic libraries are increasingly connecting with colleagues and campus stakeholders to design and implement assessment that documents their contributions to institutional priorities. In this day-long preconference on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities and campus partners, design an assessment project grounded in action research, and prepare a plan for communicating the project results. This preconference is based on the highly successful ACRL Assessment in Action program curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

Preconference participants will be able to...

  • Apply action research as a means to designing robust assessment plans, practices, and processes.
  • Implement assessment practices that document the impact of libraries on student learning, academic programs and activities, and institutional initiatives.
  • Collaborate with key campus partners to plan and conduct assessment that aligns library outcomes with institutional initiatives, priorities, and assessment activities.
  • Use the results of assessment and action research to foster support for library contributions to student learning and success.

Who Should Attend

This preconference is intended for all librarians, library staff, and library administrators who seek to design and implement an assessment project that investigates the impact of the library on student learning and success. The preconference is particularly relevant for those who are interested in working with campus partners and aligning assessment with institutional priorities. Attendees are not expected to have previous experience with assessment.

Presenter

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as an affiliate faculty member in the university’s library school. Lisa was the 2010-2011 President of ACRL. Along with Debra Gilchrist, Lisa was the lead designer for ACRL’s training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project. For more information about Lisa, see lisahinchliffe.com/biography.

Registration

How to register

Access the ALA Annual Conference registration materials to submit your registration. The preconference code is ACR1.

Want to add this event to an existing registration?
Visit your dashboard link, which can be found in your confirmation email. If you need additional assistance or cannot locate your confirmation, please call CompuSystems at 866-513-0760 or email alaregistration@compusystems.com.

Registration fees

ACRL member - $225
ALA member - $255
Nonmember - $295

Questions?
Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org.

Can’t make it to New Orleans? You can bring this workshop to your campus, chapter, or consortia upon request! Visit the RoadShow section of the ACRL website for more information.

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2018 LITA Forum Planning Committee

Online Doc 29 June 2017 - Meeting Agenda & Notes

by Joanna Kimmitt on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Meeting Agenda & Notes June 29, 2017

Meeting Agenda & Notes June 29, 2017

In attendance: Katherine Boden, Becky Yoose, Ranti Junus, Melody Condron, Cody, Jason Griffey, Jackie Bronicki, Jason Battles, Lindsay Cronk

 

Housekeeping

  • Review minutes from last meeting (June 1). Any corrections?
  • Please add your name to last meeting’s minutes if you attended.
  • As people are added to your subcommittee please add them to the committee member list
  • Communal minutes: please add your notes

Reviewed notes from informal ALA Annual meeting and discussion.

 

Conference Theme - Discussion

  • Could theme be related to the location? Programming says that would not hinder their process so this can be a longer discussion (can wait until location is settled in the fall)

RFP Discussion

  • Reviewed RFP from 2016
  • Reviewed RFP Needs/Concerns Document
  • RFP feedback is needed by the end of July. Comments will be submitted to Jenny and Mark so that they can write the RFP with their own language.

Roll Call for Sub-Committees

  • Accessibility - Ranti - reviewing ALA Accessibility documentation as well as from other conferences as well; need to contact my subcommittee member (Shawn Vaillancourt) for planning; need to create list of hotel accommodation needs and share them with Mark B. and Jenny L.
  • Assessment - Jackie - I'm just starting on my work.  I need to populate the committee in the next month or so.  As our job comes later in the conference we have a much longer timeline.  I've read last assessment report for historical perspective.
  • Local Arrangement (not assigned yet)
  • Marketing & Web - Katherine - talking with possible new members, researching different resources and marketing avenues.
  • Programming - Jason - has 2 committee members & expect at least 2-3 more; interested to talk with Vincci and Fen Lu about possible involvement.
  • Sponsorship (Galen?) -
  • Streaming/Recording - Cody -  Working on getting another member or two on board. Had a good conversation with Melody and Jason. We discussed the range of possibilities for streaming/recording. Ideal: Stream/record everything professionally. More likely: Stream/record keynotes. Consider having one room where talks are streamed/recorded. Will need to work with programming to get sign-off from presenters at the time of proposals. Note: strong feelings from steering committee about using Facebook live streaming! May need to talk with accessibility about live transcription for streaming.
  • Conference UX - Becky - updating document and looking to talk to people who have only attended one forum.

Homework from Last Time (review):

  • Cody will follow up with Jenny about use of the Slack channel litaforum.slack.com
  • Conference UX/Accessibility brainstorm for post-election impact at the conference
  • Remind new members they do not need to attend Steering Committee unless they want to

New Homework:

  • Think about theme & add to the document (closed to committee members)
  • RFP comments in by the end of July
  • Melody will send Doodle polls for next meeting

Other Business?

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2018 LITA Forum Planning Committee

Online Doc 1 June 2017 - Meeting Agenda & Notes

by Joanna Kimmitt on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 12:24 pm

Meeting Agenda & Notes June 1, 2017

Meeting Agenda & Notes June 1, 2017

In attendance: Becky Yoose, Jason Griffey, Katherine Boden, Ranti Junus, Melody Condron, Cody Hanson, Jason Battles

 

Housekeeping

  • Remind sub-committee members they do not have to attend Steering Committee meetings - only chairs need to attend although all are welcome.
  • Anyone using Slack channel? If so, how are you using it?
  • We will start meeting monthly to start - I will send a new Doodle Poll after today’s meeting

 

Conference Theme - Discussion

Must fit with vision of "a welcoming, thoughtful conference with hands-on experiences and leadership training"

  • Should be set before RFP
    • Melody will create a document with this year’s RFP where we can discuss this further
      • “Build Something, Experience First-Hand”
      • “Engage”

 

RFP Review & Timeline

  • Avoid election or week[end] before
  • Is it desired, and if so is it possible, to have a quiet room?
    • Dedicated quiet room as well as a room for nursing mothers to pump milk?
  • If childcare is onsite, room for them?
  • Depending on program, spaces for impromptu unconferences or BoFs
  • Concierge services
  • Tech needs, and guarantees if they don’t meet them
  • Catering
    • What events need to be catered
    • What does the budget look like if attendee count is much lower or higher than expected
    • What are the costs of particular events (so we can put them in the sponsor prospectus)
    • What are the opportunity costs - are there events where we are willing to forego catering in order to fund awesome things we couldn’t otherwise have
    • What are the options for meeting various dietary needs (food allergies, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, kosher, halal…)
    • And labeling the food for allergens or ingredients!

 

Review Responsibilities & Expectations Document

 

Roll Call for Sub-Committees

  • Accessibility - has started brainstorming, will need additional people
  • Assessment (no report)
  • Local Arrangement (no report)
  • Marketing & Web - has started brainstorming, will need additional people
  • Programming - needs people & wrapping brain around openness of changes
  • Sponsorship (no report)
  • Streaming/Recording - needs more members
  • Conference UX - working on brainstorming & needs members
    • Becky has a possible recruitment plan, but needs some vetting before launching into world domination mode.

Homework

  • Chairs meet with Jason & Melody - Melody will send Doodle polls
    • Review sub-committee guiding document
    • Discuss sub-committee members and how many needed by when
    • Discuss possible timelines/deadlines
  • Each Sub-Committee should have a folder in the 2018 Forum Folder
    • Create brainstorming document if needed
    • Start meeting with your group
  • Build your team & let us know if you need help - contact Andromeda to get “official” committee appointment for new people
  • Cody will follow up with Jenny about use of the Slack channel litaforum.slack.com
  • Conference UX/Accessibility brainstorm for post-election impact at the conference

 

Other Business?

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2018 LITA Forum Planning Committee

Online Doc 27 April 2017 - Kickoff Meeting

by Joanna Kimmitt on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 12:18 pm

27 April 2017 - Kickoff Meeting!

27 April 2017 - Kickoff Meeting!

Housekeeping

Welcome!

In attendance: Cody Hanson (@codyh), Andromeda Yelton (@ThatAndromeda), Jason Battles (@jjbattles), Becky Yoose (@yo_bj), Katherine (@katethegreat248), Mark Beatty (@mbeatty), Jenny Levine (@shifted), Ranti Junus (@ranti), Melody Condron (@MTbeekeeper)

Vision

  • Go over conference inspirations -- any questions?
  • Discussion
    • Cody: EDUCAUSE Connect conference model: interactive style. Something we probably can see if it works for LITA Forum as well
    • Budget - we’re going to need to have group decisions on that.
      • The more sponsorship we can attract, the more options we have.
      • Are there things we have previously done that we want to cut in order to do new things? We don’t have to do things the way we have if we don’t want to.
      • Convening the group early = opportunity to have these discussions before contracts are signed
      • There should be some openness about budget lines available for each subcommittee

Committee structure

  • Status of appointments/hopes for each role
  • Questions?
  • Any missing roles or people?
    • We should definitely have a sponsorship committee - Andromeda Yelton will appoint someone

Jenny

Melody/handoff - where we will go from here / timeline & logistics

  • Slack channel?
  • list-serv/email to start
  • Meet monthly in the beginning at least- all sub-committees at first, then split
  • Month one:
    • Read over forum assessment task force info
    • Begin to brainstorm about what changes you would like to see in Forum specific to your sub-committee
    • Talk to possible sub-committee members
    • Get-together at ALA Annual 2017
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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Multiple positions, Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 09:23 am

Positions Open at Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C.
http://livingstone.edu/human-resources/ 

Positions Open at Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C.
http://livingstone.edu/human-resources/ 

Position Catalog and Systems Librarian
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Andrew Carnegie Library
Reports to: Director of Library Services
Position Summary
The Catalog/Systems Librarian will oversee operations and maintenance of Livingstone College’s Library systems (OCLC WorldShare Management and WorldCat). This will include following national standards and establishing local policies for description and classification of materials, bibliographic control, inventory functions and management of the bibliographic database. The Catalog/Systems Librarian will work collaboratively with library staff to provide excellent customer service and serve as a liaison to one of the college’s academic divisions (Div. of Liberal Arts and Humanities or Division of Business).

Position Reference Librarian
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Andrew Carnegie Library
Reports to: Director of Library Services
Position Summary
The Reference Librarian will provide specialized reference service to students, faculty, and others through in-person, telephone, and email when necessary. The Reference Librarian will also provide individualized research assistance; participate collaboratively with colleagues and faculty to develop, promote, and provide library instruction and information literacy; participate in collection development; serve as a liaison to one of the college’s academic divisions.

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head of Science and Engineering Library Services, University at Buffalo Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 09:21 am

Employment Opportunity

Head of Science and Engineering Library Services (Faculty Position)

Employment Opportunity

Head of Science and Engineering Library Services (Faculty Position)

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented Head of Science and Engineering Library Services (HSELS) to work collaboratively with the Associate University Librarian for Research Education and Outreach (AUL REO), to lead and direct the faculty of the Science and Engineering Team. This team serves departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences along with relevant research centers and institutes.

As the Head of Science and Engineering Library Services, you will:  

  • Directly supervise library liaisons to all of UB’s STEM disciplines;
  • Serve as a liaison and subject specialist contributing to the research literacy of students, faculty, staff, and key partners of the STEM disciplines;
  • Collaboratively set departmental goals with the AUL REO, develop metrics for success, analyze trends, and initiate, develop and assess innovative services;
  • Advocate for appropriate staffing levels and establish regular continuing education opportunities for current staff;
  • Promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness across the UB enterprise;
  • Create close working relationships with library staff and forge new partnerships to integrate our resources and services throughout the research process;
  • Provide proactive leadership and oversight for programs and services that support research and education activities of students, faculty, and staff across the university and beyond;
  • Direct the development and implementation of new programs and services for the STEM disciplines;
  • Develop new library services and spaces, such as design labs and makerspaces.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Demonstrate an awareness of trends in scholarly communication in the sciences, emerging technologies, bibliometrics, and the research workflow;
  • Be conversant in public access policy compliance issues and similar requirements;
  • Have a vision for a modern, forward-thinking Science and Engineering Library;
  • Communicate actively with fellow professionals through research, publishing, and presentations at local, regional, and national venues.

We are looking for a skilled, passionate individual to join us in making the University Libraries a center of energy and innovation on campus. You can expect to learn continuously in a rapidly changing academic landscape. We will help you be successful by providing strong mentoring and professional development opportunities in an environment where smart risk taking and design thinking is encouraged and celebrated. If you can see yourself as part of this environment, please apply.

Based upon qualifications, experience, the University’s standards for continuing appointment, and Libraries’ standards in librarianship, research, service and outreach, we anticipate appointing the successful candidate at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Librarian.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in the field of library and information science from an ALA accredited institution;
  • Three or more years of supervisory experience with a record of successful leadership and administrative accomplishment;
  • Experience working in an academic library as a librarian in a STEM field;
  • Extensive knowledge of scholarly resources used within STEM and/or related fields;
  • Extensive knowledge of the different information needs of the wide array of stakeholders in academic STEM communities;
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to work effectively with colleagues, teaching faculty, and community members in a diverse community;
  • Flexibility and the ability to react quickly to the changing needs of a vibrant academic community;
  • Proven leadership in implementing program assessment goals, strategies, and measures;
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time with little supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, support, and/or promote innovative solutions, in instruction, service, or meeting user needs.

Preferred qualifications:

  • An entrepreneurial approach to working in an academic setting;
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in a STEM field or data-driven discipline;
  • Mentoring experience;
  • Successful experience in grant writing;
    • Demonstrated level of professional development including publications, professional development, and service, reflecting the capacity to achieve tenure.

 Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive. Library faculty are members of United University Professions (UUP) and receive generous benefits including health care and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision benefits, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, and several choices of retirement plans including TIAA.

All applicants must apply via the UBJobs Web site. At the time of hire, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for a period of at least two years. Visit https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu and search for posting number F1800028. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience in their cover letter with specific reference to the minimum qualifications of the position. Please provide contact information for three professional references, including email addresses, at the end of your cover letter. We are currently accepting applications and anticipate filling this position by June 1, 2018.

 The University at Buffalo

A flagship institution in the State University of New York system and a member of the Association of American Universities, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. UB offers more than 375 academic programs – the largest menu of academic choices in New York State. UB provides students access to a rich variety of multicultural experiences and environments, both on campus and through our 80-plus study abroad programs. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world.

The University Libraries

As the largest academic research library in the SUNY system, the University Libraries offer an outstanding array of information resources, technologies, services and people to support academic achievement. The Libraries play a vital role in the academic success of our students, the teaching and research of our faculty, and the intellectual pursuits of our alumni and community members.  Our broad selection of digital and print resources, innovative services, and expert staff support scholarly and creative achievements in new and exciting ways.

The Buffalo Niagara Region

The Buffalo Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with diverse communities and outstanding assets. Voted America’s No. 1 favorite city by Travel+Leisure readers, and ranked among the top five American cities to which to relocate by Spelling’s Best Places, Buffalo is on the rise – and UB is proud to play an active part in its resurgence. Buffalo offers the amenities of a major urban area without the headaches. Friendly folks, quick commutes, charming neighborhoods and a low cost of living are among the perks of life in the region. Three international bridges connect the Buffalo Niagara region to Canada. Travel to the cosmopolitan city of Toronto is only 90 minutes by car. By air, we are less than an hour to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

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