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Discussion Job Announcement: Help Posting to CALA, AILA, REFORMA and APALA lists

by Michelle McKinney on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 02:16 pm

https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Library-Operations-Manager-@-UC-Blue-Ash-OH-45201/396667600/

 

Library Operations Manager @ UC Blue Ash 

 

Date: Mar 16, 2017

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash (UCBA) College seeks a service-oriented, skilled professional to join our student-centered team as the Library Operations Manager in the UCBA Library. UC Blue Ash College is the largest regional college in Ohio, located in Blue Ash, Ohio with an enrollment of approximately 5100 students.

 

This position reports to the Library Director and requires strong organizational and customer service skills, supervisory/management skills, and circulation services experience in order to successfully accomplish primary job responsibilities. These responsibilities include but are not limited to, managing the daily operations of the library to ensure high quality provision of library services, such as developing, interpreting and administering library policies and procedures and ensuring their uniform application; monitoring and evaluating public services daily (e.g. circulation services, facilities, IT); liaising between the UCBA library faculty, staff and student assistants to ensure high quality communication and delivery of library services; liaising with the UCBA Information Technology Department and the UCBA Facilities and Housekeeping Department on resolution of persistent public facilities issues and projects; and developing, maintaining and enhancing library operations-related communications to the UCBA community including UCBA Library website “Services” and applicable “Library Policies” pages. This position is also responsible for managing department circulation operations including providing a complex level of circulation assistance, serving as a consultant and trainer for library staff, library faculty, and student employees and providing Library Information Desk assistance 14-16 hours a week (not all at physical desk). Supervisory duties include hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating one classified staff member and 7-10 student assistants as well as oversight of duties and workflow such as managing and tracking project quality, timelines, and goals. Position responsibilities also include monitoring, forecasting and reporting the student assistant personnel budget and the operational supply budget; providing an intermediate to complex level of back-up reference services as needed; and contributing as a participant and leader in department planning activities and position-related UC/UCBA committees and task forces.

 

Minimum Qualifications:    Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years experience; -OR- Associate’s degree with five (5) years experience;-OR- seven (7) years experience. Experience must be in customer service-focused library services using an integrated library system. Experience must include at least one (1) year supervision.

 

Ideal Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with circulation services; some experience with interlibrary loan and online borrowing
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience including hiring, training, scheduling and performance evaluation
  • Project management experience including creation of efficient workflows producing high quality results
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment, problem solve and develop actionable solutions
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines
  • Some experience with budgeting and fiscal reporting
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • Ability to effectively provide reference services
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community
  • Demonstrated interest and participation in professional development activities
  • Strong proficiency in commonly used Microsoft Office applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel) and an integrated library system platform (e.g. Millennium/Sierra, Unicorn, Aleph, etc)
  • Experience with content management system(s) for web editing (e.g. Adobe Experience Manager)

 

In order to perform the essential duties, this position may require the ability to stoop and bend, lift materials weighing up to 30 lbs. and/or the ability to move loaded book trucks weighing up to 100 lbs.  

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:  All applicants must apply online at jobs.uc.edu. Applicants must upload the following documents to the application (1) a cover letter of interest; (2) a resume; and (3) a list of at least three references with contact information. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 10, 2017 but the position will remain open until filled.

 

This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.

 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

 

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IFRT (Intellectual Freedom Round Table)

Discussion IFRT Committee Updates

by Kristin Pekoll-IL (staff) on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 10:05 am

Bylaws Committee - The Bylaws Committee reminds you to complete your IFRT ballot by Wednesday, April 5. The ballot includes bylaws revisions that bring IFRT in line with current ALA practices and schedules. The committee asks that you vote to accept all revisions. - Cyndi Robinson, chair.

Bylaws Committee - The Bylaws Committee reminds you to complete your IFRT ballot by Wednesday, April 5. The ballot includes bylaws revisions that bring IFRT in line with current ALA practices and schedules. The committee asks that you vote to accept all revisions. - Cyndi Robinson, chair.

Coalition Building Committee - The Coalition Committee is looking forward to the IFRT Awards Reception on June 24, when we recognize the Oregon Library Association for their dedication to Intellectual Freedom. It's an opportunity to remind ourselves that we do work with very devoted people, who deserve appreciation. Maybe even ourselves. The Gerald Hodges Award is a wonderful way to acknowledge that. - Wanda Mae Huffaker, chair.

Executive Board - The Executive Board has approved a new membership benefit, free intellectual freedom webinars for all IFRT members. They've been working with the treasurer on a FY 2018 budget proposal to be voted on at annual conference. There is a new logo for use on social media and the IFRT website as well as on monthly newsletters. Chair, Cyndi Robinson is also drafting a handbook or timeline to outline the work of the roundtable in order to sustain continuity during leadership changes. - written on behalf of Cyndi Robinson, chair.

Immroth Award Committee - The Immroth Award Committee read through multiple nominations and voted to give the award to Robert P. Doyle. Bob was notified and we wrote a press release for ALA to distribute to all members. We will be working on plans for the upcoming award reception at ALA conference in June. - written on behalf of Michael Furlong, chair.

Membership Committee - The Membership Committee met by conference call on February 17.  The main order of business was getting plans ready to send communications to new, renewing, and non-renewing members of IFRT.  These emailed letters will outline benefits of membership and ways to get engaged in the work of IFRT, as well as determine why lapsed members have chosen not to renew.  This membership communication procedure is intended to be one that will be continued into the future, regardless of committee member turnover.  Another topic of discussion was updating the IFRT membership flyers. - Steve Norman, chair. 

Merritt Fund Committee

Nominating Committee

Oboler Award Committee

Program Committee - The Program Committee is working with panelists to keep them updated on program information and researching to develop panel questions that invokes the highest quality conversation on the topic of  "Intellectual Freedom and Open Access: Working toward a common goal?" In addition to research regarding panelists, we are researching to put together a poster on the same topic to accompany the session. We have submitted the poster idea for the 2017 ALA Annual Conference Poster Session and plan on displaying it at the uncommons to continue dialogue as well as having it available to look at during the program. - Ian Ross Hughes, chair. 

Publication Committee - The Publication Committee met via conference call on March 15th  to assign tasks for the IFRT report and discuss how we can support the newsletter.  We also began designing a social media policy for board approval and decided to digitize and put older IFRT reports on the website along with the newsletters.  This year's IFRT report will be published online in early June 2017. - Eric Johnson, chair.

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Virtual Worlds Interest Group (ACRL)

Discussion April 9th Session Topic: Avatars and Artificial Intelligence

by Valerie Hill (non-member) on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Join the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group for a discussion about the future of digital citizenship.  Our speaker will address the rights and responsibilities of avatars and AI.

Where:  Community Virtual Library Meeting Space

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

When: Sunday April 9th at noon Pacific Time

 

Join the ACRL Virtual World Interest Group for a discussion about the future of digital citizenship.  Our speaker will address the rights and responsibilities of avatars and AI.

Where:  Community Virtual Library Meeting Space

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/26/140/24

When: Sunday April 9th at noon Pacific Time

 

Target audience: Librarians, educators, and digital citizens (anyone interested)

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LITA Board of Directors

File FY2017-LITA-Q2-Budget-Narrative

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 01:34 pm

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LITA Board of Directors

File FY2017-LITA-Q2-Summary-Budget

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 01:34 pm

XLSX File, 32.62 KB

LITA Board of Directors

File FY2017-LITA-Q2-Full-Budget

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 01:34 pm

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Conference Accessibility Task Force

Discussion CATF Call 10 Minutes

by Lily Sacharow on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 11:59 am

Hi everyone, 

Here are the notes from our 3/16 conference call. Please contact me with any updates or edits. 

Action items highlighted: 

Hi everyone, 

Here are the notes from our 3/16 conference call. Please contact me with any updates or edits. 

Action items highlighted: 

  • Provide last Conference Accessibility Guidelines comments to Mary by the end of March; 
  • Mary will email Lily some contacts from divisions, especially those that host their own conference (ACRL, PLA, AASL, LITA; 
  • By our next call, Mike and/or Chris will put out a drafting timeline for everyone; 
  • Chris will create a Doodle poll to try and coordinate an in-person meeting time in Chicago; 
  • Melissa is working on proposal and research agenda, and will submit this for review by the task force prior to the pilot survey (forthcoming)

Thanks, 

Lily 

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Hot Topics Discussion Group (RUSA STARS)

Discussion STARS Hot Topics Annual 2016 presentation slides

by Tina Baich on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 10:10 am

The slides for the 2016 Annual Hot Topics Discussion Group presentation, "Providing Access to the Resources Students Need: Required Readings and Interlibrary Loan" are available at z.umn.edu/illtextbooksala.

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Call for Proposals: Women in Library Information Technology

by Twanna Hodge on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 08:55 pm

Working Title: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology
Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, Kelly Sattler
Submission Deadline: March 27, 2017
Publisher: Library Juice Press

Working Title: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology
Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, Kelly Sattler
Submission Deadline: March 27, 2017
Publisher: Library Juice Press

Description of book:
What roles are women playing in information technology (I.T.) in libraries? What are rewards that women experience, as well as challenges they face in library I.T.? What are future visions for women in library I.T.?
This edited collection will provide a voice for people to share insights into the culture, challenges, and rewards of being a woman working in library I.T.  We are soliciting personal narratives from anyone who works in a library about what it is like to be a woman, or working with women, in library I.T. We also seek essays on visions for the future of women within library I.T. and how such visions could be achieved. This collection should be useful not only for those pursuing a career in library I.T., but also for library managers seeking to facilitate a more inclusive environment for the future. Through publishing a collection of personal narratives, we also seek to bring experiences of women in library I.T. from the margins to the center.
For the purposes of this collection, we consider library I.T. to include responsibilities in computer networks, hardware, and software support; computer programming (e.g. coding in python, php, java...); web development (e.g. admins, coders, front/back end developers,...); and/or the management of such areas.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

  *   How you started in library I.T.
  *   Stories related to being a woman in library I.T.
  *   Experiences of acceptance or resistance within the library I.T. community
  *   Tips and advice for other women seeking a career in library I.T.
  *   Changes in your career path because of entering library I.T.
  *   Changes you'd like to see happen within the library I.T. culture
  *   Advice for library management on how to improve library I.T. culture
  *   A vision for the future about/for women in library I.T.

Timeline:
Submission deadline: March 27, 2017
Notification/Feedback regarding submission: May 12, 2017
Editing and revision: June - July 2017
Final manuscript due to publisher: September 2017

Submissions:
This volume will contain commentary, stories, and essays (from 140 characters to 1,500 words).
If your submission is tentatively accepted, we may request modifications.
Material cannot be previously published.
To submit your essay, please fill out this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/6oE82aFe7atFlP6j1
For questions, email womenlibit@googlegroups.commailto:womenlibit@googlegroups.com>

About the Editors:

Jenny Brandon earned a BA in interdisciplinary humanities at Michigan State University, and an MLIS from Wayne State University.  She is a self-taught web designer/front end developer, and is currently employed in Web Services at Michigan State University.  She is also a reference librarian.

Sharon Ladenson is Gender and Communication Studies Librarian at Michigan State University.  Her writing on feminist pedagogy and critical information literacy is included in works such as Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (from Library Juice Press) and the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook (from the Association of College and Research Libraries). She is an active member of the Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and has presented with WGSS colleagues at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.

Kelly Sattler has a degree in computer engineering and spent 12 years in corporate I.T. before earning her MLIS degree from University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. Currently, she is the Head of Web Services at Michigan State University Libraries.She is an active member in LITA.

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