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Discussion Call for Chapters: Navigating Micro-Aggressions Toward Women in Higher Education

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 01:25 pm

Editors

 Dr. Ursula Thomas Georgia State University, USA

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017

Full Chapters Due: November 15, 2017

Submission Date: March 15, 2018

Editors

 Dr. Ursula Thomas Georgia State University, USA

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017

Full Chapters Due: November 15, 2017

Submission Date: March 15, 2018

Introduction

 
Due to the increasing importance of diverse women’s concerns globally, the study of minority women is critically vital for professional women in law, medicine, and business, as well as social work, education, and arts and sciences. Without a doubt, the study of women and race in education, policy institutions, development, media, social work, and the private sector are a conscious effort to exam the intersection of gender, race and how it is managed by women in the struggle.

Objective

 
This text seeks to uncover the institutionalized racism of higher education and women of color; as well as how it is navigated by women of color. This text is relevant because less than one percent of academia is represented by women of color. Even more so, these same women experience much difficulty in advocacy and leadership, as well as tenure and promotion. Through a critical lens, the narrative of that difficulty will be unpacked examined and deconstructed by the very women on the receiving end of these aggressions.

Target Audience

 
This manuscript will be utilized in gender studies, educational administration, women's studies, educational policy, educational leadership, sociology, and psychology. Key features that make this book unique and important: My manuscript proposal is different from the titles listed above because it utilizes a prescribed narrative methodology and high structured framework to tell the authentic story of each woman. This manuscript is different because it is based on an organic narrative that tracks patterns and behaviors associated with micro and macro aggressions in a specific environment.

Recommended Topics

 
opics include: 
Ethics 
Lack of voice 
Opportunities in Administration 
Communication 
Demands 
Relationships with Colleagues 
Time management 
Compensation 
Bias 
Promotion 
Unmerited Pay 
Collaboration 
Behavior 
Stereotypes 
Role of Respect 
Diversity 
Restructuring 
Team Building 
Environmental Factors 
Confidence 
Etc.

Submission Procedure

 
Phase 1: 
1st Proposal Submission Deadline: .................................................... July 15, 2017 
2nd Proposal Submission Deadline: ................................................... August 15, 2017 
Full chapter Submission: .................................................................. November 15, 2017 
Phase 2: 
Review Process: ................................................................................ November 15 to December 30, 2017 

Phase 3: 
Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors: ....................... February 15, 2018 
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors: ........................ February 28, 2018 
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor: ........................................... March 15, 2018 
Final Deadline for Sending Complete 
Materials to IGI Global: ................................................................ April 30, 2018

Publisher

 
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Important Dates

 
1st Proposal Submission Deadline: .................................................... July 15, 2017 
Full chapter Submission: .................................................................. November 15, 2017 
Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors: ....................... February 15, 2018 
Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors: ........................ February 28, 2018 
Submission of Final Chapters to Editor: ........................................... March 15, 2018

Inquiries

 
uthomas3@gsu.edu

Propose a chapter for this book

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Discussion Information Literacy Program Librarian, Texas A&M International University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 09:05 am

Texas A&M International University invites applications for an Information Literacy Program Librarian.  This position, in collaboration with library and departmental faculty, is responsible for designing, teaching and promoting the library’s information literacy program and participating in reference service, collection development, departmental outreach and application of information technology to these services under the supervision of the Head of Public Services. 

This is a full-time, professional track faculty position. The salary range is $50,000-$55,000. 

Texas A&M International University invites applications for an Information Literacy Program Librarian.  This position, in collaboration with library and departmental faculty, is responsible for designing, teaching and promoting the library’s information literacy program and participating in reference service, collection development, departmental outreach and application of information technology to these services under the supervision of the Head of Public Services. 

This is a full-time, professional track faculty position. The salary range is $50,000-$55,000. 

The full job posting can be found here: https://employment.tamiu.edu/postings/4728

Feel free to get in touch with me if you have questions!

Malynda Dalton

Access Services Librarian

Texas A&M International University

5201 University Blvd

Laredo, TX 78041

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Discussion Data Catalog Librarian (Part-Time), University of Maryland, Baltimore (apply by Aug 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 09:04 am

Data Catalog Librarian (Part-Time)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Position Summary:

Data Catalog Librarian (Part-Time)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Position Summary:

The Data Catalog Librarian at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) supports initiatives related to the development of the UMB Data Catalog, a database of descriptive records for datasets. As part of the Research Data Management Service and working with a dynamic, multidisciplinary data management team, the Data Catalog Librarian will support and promote the new catalog service through planning and conducting outreach efforts to UMB researchers. Additionally, the position is responsible for creating and curating records in the catalog. This new part-time (20 hours/week) position reports to the Head, Resource Development and Sharing and works closely with the metadata librarians.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify datasets of UMB researchers through database searching and working with the Research, Education and Outreach Librarian for each UMB school
  • Develop a promotion and outreach plan to increase awareness of the data catalog
  • Document and maintain a history of outreach activities with faculty and researchers
  • Provide presentations to encourage participation from researchers
  • Conduct interviews with researchers in reference to their research and datasets
  • Assess requirements for appropriate datasets for indexing
  • Collaborate with university researchers and the metadata librarians to submit and curate records for the catalog

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Experience with promotional and outreach activities
  • Knowledge of copyright law and rights management issues in a digital environment
  • Knowledge of open access and open data
  • Understanding of metadata standards including MeSH
  • Experience searching databases such as Medline and Scopus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the Library and the University and to translate concepts effectively to a variety of user communities including researchers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with metadata in a health sciences library
  • Knowledge of discovery tools and metadata practices supporting discovery
  • Demonstrated interest in professional advancement evidenced by membership in related professional associations, participation in scholarly activities and continuing education

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by August 18, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataCatalogLib.    

The University of Maryland is an AA/EOE/ADA Employer.  The University supports diversity initiatives and encourages minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

SALARY RANGE: $25,000 - $30,000 depending on experience

BENEFITS: This is a half-time (50% FTE) position with benefits on a prorated basis. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Ravens Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services.   The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region. 

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/

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Discussion Humanities Librarian, UNC Charlotte (apply by Aug 28)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 03:38 pm

We have a position open for a Humanities Librarian at UNC Charlotte, Spectrum Scholars are welcome to contact me with any questions about the position, our library, the university or Charlotte.

Amanda Binder | Social Sciences + History Librarian
UNC Charlotte | J. Murrey Atkins Library
704.687.1771 | abinder3@uncc.edu | library.uncc.edu

Humanities Librarian

We have a position open for a Humanities Librarian at UNC Charlotte, Spectrum Scholars are welcome to contact me with any questions about the position, our library, the university or Charlotte.

Amanda Binder | Social Sciences + History Librarian
UNC Charlotte | J. Murrey Atkins Library
704.687.1771 | abinder3@uncc.edu | library.uncc.edu

Humanities Librarian

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte invites applications for a Humanities Librarian to provide research support for students and faculty in the departments of English, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Languages & Culture Studies. As an engaged faculty librarian in Research & Instructional Services, the person in this position will design and teach instructional sessions, provide in-depth, specialized research consultation and reference services, and assist with collection development for assigned academic programs.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 28,500 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 1.9 million printed books, 930,000 e-books, over 400 databases, approximately 75,000 journals and an annual budget of over $10 million.

UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 775,202 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city's performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage with academic programs, and university and external communities in English, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Languages & Culture Studies
  • Teach research instruction sessions for assigned subjects and academic programs
  • Develop appropriate instructional and informational aids for students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Serve as collection development liaison for assigned subjects, and expend budget lines for acquisition of materials
  • Provide research and reference support for assigned subjects to students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Conduct collection evaluations for all proposed new courses and curriculum changes in assigned departments
  • Engage in professional service and scholarly contributions; participate in committees and faculty governance in the library and on campus
  • Communicate effectively and positively with diverse groups of individuals

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the provision of in-person and virtual research services and of instruction for first-year undergraduate students
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • Degree or significant coursework in one or more disciplines of the Humanities, or professional experience working with Humanities students and faculty in a research library setting

Preferred Education, Skills and Training Experience:    

  • Two or more years of instruction or liaison experience in an academic research library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in the humanities, including familiarity with digital humanities research tools and methods
  • Knowledge of the research needs of students and faculty at a Doctoral Intensive Institution
  • Knowledge of the structure, use, and preservation of information resources in assigned areas
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to create an environment of mutual respect
  • Knowledge of relevant professional and technological issues in assigned areas
  • Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant
  • Demonstrated commitment to exceptional public service
  • Intellectual curiosity and adaptability
  • Proficiency in a language other than English

To apply:

ONLY ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED: https://jobs.uncc.edu/ (Search Faculty Vacancies - Position # 008960) or use direct link https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/16926

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:

●     Cover letter

●     Resume/CV

●     Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. The Search Committee will not contact references before verifying permission with the candidate.

The review of applications will begin August 28. Anticipated start date is January 1, 2018. Appointment requires successful completion of background check.

J. Murrey Atkins Library supports and affirms diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Through our collections, services, policies, and programs, we strive to support these values, and we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. AA/EOE

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu.

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site: http://library.uncc.edu

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Discussion Access Services Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 01:45 pm

Access Services Librarian

Access Services Librarian
The Loyola Notre Dame Library is looking for a dynamic, hands-on, collaborative leader for the position of Access Services Librarian to join our Access, Research, and Learning Department. The Access Services Librarian supervises unit staff and provides operational management for all access services functions including circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan, single point of service help desk and stacks management. The position is also responsible for monitoring building use and security. The Access Services Librarian will focus on actively assisting patrons and continuously improving services for students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate will have operational knowledge of library systems and procedures, and will engage in developing, communicating, and applying policies.

http://www.loyola.edu/library/admin/AccessServicesLibrarian.pdf

Position Responsibilities:
•Supervises and schedules full-time, part-time, and student employees and manages the Access Services student worker program
•Leads operations of an integrated single point of service desk.
•Plans, develops, communicates, and applies policies and procedures for circulation, course reserves, interlibrary loan, stacks maintenance, and building operations.
•Maintains high customer services standards and courteous conflict resolution with patrons.
•Ensures that day-to-day operations are compatible with internal library policies and consortia policies including the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and the Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST).
•Compiles statistics, analyzes data, and prepares reports relating to areas of responsibility in support of departmental and library goals, as well as institutional, state, and national reporting.
•Uses data to inform evidence-based decision-making.
•Expands access to library services by becoming familiar with assigned liaison areas and their information needs.
•Serves on Library and other committees as appropriate. Attends professional development opportunities that aid in the implementation of strategic technological and programmatic advances in Access Services.
•Other job duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
•Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution;
•Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in access services including circulation, reserves, or interlibrary loan in an academic library;
•Supervisory experience that demonstrates strategic thinking and experience managing, motivating and leading staff;
•Demonstrated proficiency in use of an integrated library system. other library software, email systems, internet web browsers, and desktop office applications including Microsoft Office products;
•Strong analytical and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time with little supervision;
•Strong interpersonal communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to delivering high quality customer service;
•Ability to work effectively with a diverse population in a busy public service setting;
•Experience handling confidential information;
•Ability to adapt to changes in policies, procedures, and technology;
•A willingness to occasionally work non-standard hours to accommodate special events or other operational commitments as they arise;
•Ability to lift up to 30 pounds, with or without accommodation, in support of LNDL work processes and projects.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan at academic libraries;
•Working knowledge of integrated library systems including Aleph and ILLiad;
•Familiarity with print and electronic resources and the ability to provide training in the use of research materials;
•Experience providing access services within a library consortium;
•Basic knowledge of copyright law and "fair use" guidelines;
•Experience serving as a library liaison

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, is a recently admitted member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves two universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning while Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 6,446 FfE that includes 5,099 FTE at Loyola and 1,347 FfE at Notre Dame.

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. 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 "Access Services Librarian" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@Ioyola.edu.

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Discussion Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, UC Davis (apply by Aug 14)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 01:42 pm

ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN FOR SCHOLARLY RESOURCES

Library of the University of California, Davis

The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused leader of the full spectrum of scholarly resources supporting research, education, healthcare, and global service for UC Davis.

ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN FOR SCHOLARLY RESOURCES

Library of the University of California, Davis

The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused leader of the full spectrum of scholarly resources supporting research, education, healthcare, and global service for UC Davis.

One of the library’s primary functions is to identify, acquire, manage, assess, and deliver scholarly information resources that support research, education, healthcare, and global service for UC Davis. Scholarly resources is defined broadly and in contexts of emerging trends in scholarly communication, interdisciplinary academic communities, changing information formats and access models, shared and distributed collections, and new conceptions of research library collections and their management. The definition embraces all information resources the library manages for the university — library, archival, and special collections; shared and distributed physical and digital collections; licensed and curated digital resources; and institutional information, data, and other research and teaching assets. The library’s scholarly resources budget has an outsized effect due to the combined purchasing power of the ten University of California campus libraries and the support of the California Digital Library.

The AUL for Scholarly Resources is the leader most directly responsible for the complete spectrum of activities supporting provision of these scholarly resources to researchers, faculty, and students. The incumbent leads innovative programs in scholarly content development and management in support of the university’s mission, including through direct supervision of four department heads responsible for strategic, evidence-based scholarly resource development and evaluation, acquisition and management, delivery and access, and data and digital scholarship. In particular, the AUL for Scholarly Resources advocates for and advances progressive and innovative conceptions of library scholarly resources, data (including linked data), and digital institutional assets, as well as a reframing of library information management and infrastructure, including metadata creation and data management.

Classification and Salary Range: Manager (Functional Area), MSP 5 ($125,000-$175,000 DOE). This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

See https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/service/careers/ for full descriptions and application instructions. Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least five references. Candidates applying by August 14, 2017, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014.

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Discussion Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, UC Davis (apply by Aug 14)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 01:38 pm

ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN FOR RESEARCH AND LEARNING

Library of the University of California, Davis

The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused leader of integrated information services that advance research, education, healthcare, and global services for UC Davis.

ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN FOR RESEARCH AND LEARNING

Library of the University of California, Davis

The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused leader of integrated information services that advance research, education, healthcare, and global services for UC Davis.

Information services is defined broadly and embraces education, student academic success, information literacy, and skill in information analysis and management; scholarly communication; and activities that help users examine research problems and identify, interpret, and manage relevant information resources. Important contexts include changing theories and practice of education, increased accountability for student academic success and career preparation, and the changing natures of incoming student preparation, needs, and expectations. Other contexts include institutional collaborations to support students, diversifying information channels and media, dramatic growth in (and pressures to secure) funded research, interdisciplinary academic communities, and emerging trends in scholarly communication.

The AUL for Research and Learning is the leader most directly responsible for these information services to enhance research within and across disciplines and promote student learning and academic success in and beyond the classroom. Strategic focuses include advancing students’ academic success and accomplishment and library support of research and scholarship as carried out by faculty, researchers, and graduate students. The AUL for Research and Learning directly supervises four department heads and one program lead responsible in toto for library-oriented undergraduate and professional student learning and academic success; research-support services for faculty, researchers, and graduate students; scholarly communication; the medical library; and special collections. The successful candidate will lead user-focused information services in support of the university’s mission and its evolving academic and research programs, and have a vision for ongoing development of library personnel as educators and research partners.

Classification and Salary Range: Manager (Functional Area), MSP 5 ($125,000-$175,000 DOE). This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

See https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/service/careers/ for full descriptions and application instructions. Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least five references. Candidates applying by August 14, 2017, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014.

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Discussion Data Services Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries (apply by July 31)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 01:25 pm

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Job Announcement

Data Services Librarian

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Job Announcement

Data Services Librarian

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Data Services Librarian, a tenure-stream position in the University Libraries’ Department of Open and Digital Scholarship Services. The Data Services Librarian provides leadership and support for a range of services related to accessing, using, manipulating, and managing quantitative data. With a focus on science and engineering faculty and students, this position partners with users and producers of quantitative data and helps to identify, develop, implement, and assess services to meet the data needs of the CU Boulder community. The Data Services Librarian provides outreach, consultation, and instruction on such topics as finding and accessing particular types of data, using statistical software and tools (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R), and preparing data for analysis. Working closely with subject librarians, this position helps to acquire and promote access to data of value to CU Boulder research and instruction. The Data Services Librarian fosters relationships with departments, research institutes/centers, and laboratories in order to maximize support across campus. As part of a highly collaborative team in the newly formed Open and Digital Scholarship Services Department within the Libraries, the Data Services Librarian actively contributes to the continued development of policies, procedures, and best practices for data acquisition, access, management, and curation.

Requirements:

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:

●        Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion.

●        Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program.

●        Experience and/or coursework involving use and analysis of quantitative data.

●        Demonstrated commitment to a user-centered approach to data services. 

●        Familiarity with one or more statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R).

●        Knowledge of key sources of quantitative data in at least one scientific or engineering discipline.

●        Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

●        Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to carry out project-based work, both independently and collaboratively.

●        Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.

Desirable Qualifications:

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:

●        One year or more of relevant experience in an academic or research library.

●        Demonstrated experience developing and/or implementing policies, procedures, or best practices for data acquisition, access, management, or curation.

●        Experience providing outreach, consultation, and instruction at the university level.

●        Commitment to the value of open and sustainable access to research and scholarship.

●        Experience working with science and engineering faculty and students.

 

Appointment and Salary:  

Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members.  Depending on professional experience, appointment will be at the assistant professor or senior instructor level. The minimum starting salary is $51,000. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by July 31, 2017, in order to receive full consideration.  Application must be made online atCU Careers (posting 10165) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU.  The full position description can be viewed at http://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities.

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=10165&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WVbIrVss4AM.mailto

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu. In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

About the University and Libraries:

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country.  As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service.  The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission.  Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank.  The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado:

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ACRL Leadership Discussion Group

Discussion ALA Annual Program 2017 in Chicago

by Raymond Pun on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 12:28 pm

From Alma Ortega, Convener for ACRL Leadership DG 2016-2017
 
Program Presentations at ALA Annual 2017:
 
Be the change you want to see" presented by Carl Grant, Associate Dean, Knowledge Services & Chief Technology Officer, University of Oklahoma Libraries (slides attached) 

From Alma Ortega, Convener for ACRL Leadership DG 2016-2017
 
Program Presentations at ALA Annual 2017:
 
Be the change you want to see" presented by Carl Grant, Associate Dean, Knowledge Services & Chief Technology Officer, University of Oklahoma Libraries (slides attached) 

Being Bold to Open Doors” presented by Jessica Clemmons, Associate University Librarian for Research, Education, and Outreach at the University at Buffalo
 
"Making a Path and Clearing the Way" presented by Elizabeth Davidson, Head of Public Services at Hoover Library at McDaniel College 
 

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