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Discussion Article: LIbrarians Have an Implicit Bias Problem, too

by Jody Gray-IL (staff) on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:20 am

This article recently came out that might be of interest to this group: 

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/01/is-your-librarian-racist/550085/

 

 

ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee

Discussion Academic Outreach Online Roundtable Discussions: Advocating for Your Outreach

by Beth Roszkowski on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:55 am

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to Academic Outreach endeavours.

January’s Topic: Advocating for Your Outreach

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to Academic Outreach endeavours.

January’s Topic: Advocating for Your Outreach

This month’s discussion will focus on how library’s market outreach activities, budget, and recruit partners. We will talk about how libraries advocate for resources, staffing, budgets, working with partners and stakeholders, and more! Come prepared to talk about what you’re doing, share ideas, successes, and lessons learned. Join us for a lively discussion and leave with great ideas to bring back to your library!

Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 9 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion). 

All discussions will be hosted on Google Hangouts on Air/YouTube Live.

 

Sign up for one of the following dates and times:

Tuesday, January 23      10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST/ Register

Wednesday, January 2411am PST / 12pm MST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST/ Register

Thursday, January 25   12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST/ Register

 

*You will need a valid Gmail/Google account to participate. Confirmation details and instructions for accessing the discussion will be sent to participants by email.

Discussions are limited in numbers to encourage active discussion from all participants, varying in expertise. Participants must have a microphone in order to participate.

Instructions for accessing the discussion in Google Hangouts on Air will be sent to participants by email.

 

Questions?  Please email ULS.AOC@gmail.com 

Best,

ULS Academic Outreach Committee

 

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Accessibility Assembly (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Online Doc ASCLA Accessibility Assembly Meeting Agenda

by Reed Strege on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:51 am

ASCLA Accessibility Assembly

Midwinter Conference Meeting

Friday, February 9th

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center Room 206

 

 

1) Welcome and Introductions

 

 

 

2) First Project Discussion

 

 

Updated toolkits on ASCLA website

 

 

3) Discussion of promoting toolkits through ALA

 

 

 

4) Discussion of Task Force Report on Conference Accessibility

 

 

 

ASCLA Accessibility Assembly

Midwinter Conference Meeting

Friday, February 9th

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time

Colorado Convention Center Room 206

 

 

1) Welcome and Introductions

 

 

 

2) First Project Discussion

 

 

Updated toolkits on ASCLA website

 

 

3) Discussion of promoting toolkits through ALA

 

 

 

4) Discussion of Task Force Report on Conference Accessibility

 

 

 

5) Future Projects

 

 

 

6) Plan Meeting at ALA Annual 2018

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Florida (apply by Feb. 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 09:27 am

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Electronic Resources Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

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

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Electronic Resources Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

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

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries Acquisitions and Collections Services Department seeks a skilled and enthusiastic Electronic Resources (E-Resources) Librarian to serve as Head of the E-Resources Unit. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating electronic resources into the Libraries’ collections. The E-Resources Librarian reports directly to the Chair of Acquisitions & Collections Services, supervises four staff, and works collaboratively with personnel across the libraries to acquire and manage ongoing access to electronic resources.  The E-Resources Unit is responsible for the acquisition and management of the Libraries’ e-resources and engages in a variety of activities, including licensing and acquiring electronic resources and processing over $9 million dollars in annual e-resource expenditures.

 

In support of the mission and strategic directions of the Smathers Libraries, the Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively and fosters positive working relationships with colleagues and with publisher and vendor representatives. This position may assist with negotiating license agreements and purchasing arrangements and will represent the Libraries by serving on consortial committees. As a tenure-accruing faculty member, the E-Resources Librarian will be expected to pursue research and engage in scholarship and creative activities that generate impact nationally and internationally, including publications, presentations, and grants; as well as professional service activities that meet library-wide tenure and promotion criteria.

 

The E-Resources Librarian is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society.

 

The search will remain open until February 5, 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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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Data Services and Management Subject Specialist Librarian, Universities at Shady Grove (apply by Jan. 16 for best consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 09:25 am

Data Services and Management Subject Specialist Librarian                                                                                                        

 

Data Services and Management Subject Specialist Librarian                                                                                                        

 

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a regional higher education center of the University System of Maryland (USM) located in Rockville, Maryland. USG is an innovative partnership of nine public universities providing access to more than 80 high-demand undergraduate and graduate degrees specifically selected to respond to the workforce needs of the county and region. USG currently serves over 3900 students enrolled day-time, evening, full-time and part-time degree programs. The campus is projected to grow to 7500 students and is planning additional facilities to expand its health sciences and engineering degree offerings.

 

NATURE OF WORK:

 

The Priddy Library is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic information professional to serve as the Data Services & Management Subject Specialist Librarian at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The successful candidate will lead the development and provision of the Data Management and Visualization Lab. Working closely with faculty, students and staff, the Librarian will build relationships in order to support research and teaching with a focus on promoting and providing data services for finding, manipulating, analyzing, visualizing and managing data.  Through research consultations, classroom instruction, and other programming, the Librarian will help the Library meet curricular needs by increasing the visibility of available data-related resources and services. The Librarian will provide subject-specific information literacy instruction, maintain strong relationships with faculty and students in assigned undergraduate and graduate programs, and enhance curricula and research innovation at USG.

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities):

 

EDUCATION:

 

          Required

 

  • Masters in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country. Or an advanced degree in data management, statistics or related field with relevant experience by date of appointment.

 

 

EXPERIENCE (Be specific, indicate the minimum years of experience and skills needed):

 

          Required

  • Experience providing reference and research assistance in an academic or special library.
  • Experience using electronic resources.
  • Experience with information literacy instruction.
  • Familiarity with data discovery, analytical techniques and statistical methodologies.
  • Familiarity with local and national data repositories, public data sets and data management plans.
  • Familiarity with software for statistical, quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, such as SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, NVivo, GIS.
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools, such as Tableau, Plot.ly or D3.js
  • Familiarity with data cleaning tools such as OpenRefine or features of Excel.
  • At least two years professional experience in academic/research library.

 

Preferred

 

  • Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
  • A deep understanding of data life cycle research process.
  • Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services.
  • Experience with collection development.
  • Experience using digital and web technologies in the delivery of library services.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse and multicultural faculty, staff, and student community.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands.
  • Strong commitment to public service.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment.
  • A commitment to continuous professional development through participation in local, regional, and national forums.

 

 For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/staff-faculty-positions. Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.

 

For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

 

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/56906  .  No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, curriculum vitae, resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until filled with the best consideration date of January 16, 2018.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Science and Engineering Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst (apply by Feb. 14)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 03:19 pm

Science and Engineering Librarian

Librarian I or II

 

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Science and Engineering Librarian

Librarian I or II

 

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

 As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Science and Engineering Librarian. The Science and Engineering Librarian will serve as the Libraries’ subject specialist in assigned science and engineering departments.  Actively support the teaching and research endeavors of the University, especially with assigned constituencies, by providing research, instructional, and consultation services.  Teach library research sessions in areas congruent to expertise and collection responsibility. Create research guides and other learning objects. Select materials in all formats for assigned subject areas. Interpret and analyze information needs of students, faculty, and staff and recommend changes to service based on analyses.  Collaborate with counterparts in the social sciences and humanities to ensure a consistent approach to instruction, learning and research, and outreach. 

Example of Duties:

Outreach

1.      Work to establish and maintain synergistic relationships with assigned academic departments and programs.

2.      Communicate regularly with faculty, staff, and students in assigned academic departments and programs.

Teaching and Learning

1.           Work with faculty to create timely, targeted, and curriculum-integrated library instruction and support. 

2.           Create research guides, web pages, and learning objects as appropriate.

3.           Provide instruction and workshops to cultivate students’ research and metaliteracy skills.

4.           Participate in designing and teaching instructional sessions for various audiences, including course-related information literacy sessions, workshops for undergraduate and graduate students, and/or credit classes in a classroom or web-based environment.

Research and Client Services

1.           Cultivate new models of research assistance. Assist users in researching topics and teach users to perform research on their own.

2.Knowledge of and support for current and emerging scholarly publishing models, including open access, research data management, institutional repository promotion, authors’ rights management, bibliometrics including alternative metrics, and digital preservation/curation.

Collection Management and Scholarly Communication

1.           Collaborate with Information Resources Management (IRM) staff to develop collections to support program and research needs. 

2.           Continually assess resources to ensure they meet constituent needs.

 

Organizational Expectations

1.           Collaborate with colleagues to improve, strengthen and actively promote library services, content, programs and initiatives.

2.           Demonstrate a commitment to user-centered services. Be knowledgeable about and actively promote current services, resources and technologies.

3.           Maintain current awareness of issues and trends impacting higher education and understand how these may affect the Libraries.

4.      Participate in the Libraries’ assessment program by collecting, reporting, maintaining, and using data to support evidence-based decisions. 

5.      Understand and contribute to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.

6.      Use access to sensitive and/or not yet public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercise care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

7.      May be asked to represent the Libraries on campus committees, Five College committees, Boston Library Consortium committees, or other selected professional meetings and conferences.

8.      Serve on internal library committees as needed.

9.      Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.

10.  Demonstrate, foster and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture amongst staff and student staff.

11.  Work a flexible schedule, which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

12.  Contribute to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.

13.  Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet department, organizational, and university goals and objectives.

 

Required Qualifications:

1.      Master’s degree in library science – or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its equivalent in librarianship from another country, or has appropriate equivalent experience – by time of hire.

2.      Knowledge of reference and information sources in all formats, particularly those relating to science and engineering.

3.      Understanding of the methods used in performing library research.

4.      Knowledge of skills associated with information literacy.

5.      Awareness of current and emerging scholarly communication models, including open access, research data management, authors' rights management, publication metrics, reputation management, and/or data curation/visualization services.

6.      Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

7.      Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population.

8.      Excellent communication and presentation skills.

9.      Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a service-oriented, research-intensive environment.

10.  Demonstrated creativity, initiative, and self-direction.

11.  Ability to contribute to the implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.

12.  Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible and cooperative manner.

13.   Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.

14.  Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully.  Strong customer service attitude and initiative.

15.  Ability to work a schedule which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours, as required.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

1.   Familiarity with software applications and systems used in academic libraries.

2.   Relevant discipline-specific experience in an academic or research library in a research-intensive environment.

3.   Experience with research data management and knowledge of scientific research workflows.

4.   Academic degree in a STEM discipline is an asset.

5.   Knowledge of informatics/bioinformatics.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=93256 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by February 14, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Reference Librarian, Smithsonian Libraries (apply by Jan. 25)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 10:07 am

Reference Librarian

The Smithsonian Libraries is seeking applicants to join the Natural and Physical Sciences department as the branch librarian for the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park & Conservation Biology Institute. If you are interested, act fast! The position closes on 01/25/2018 or after we receive 200 applications, whichever comes first. 

 

Reference Librarian

The Smithsonian Libraries is seeking applicants to join the Natural and Physical Sciences department as the branch librarian for the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park & Conservation Biology Institute. If you are interested, act fast! The position closes on 01/25/2018 or after we receive 200 applications, whichever comes first. 

 

This version of the posting is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487305600

 

This version of the posting is open to all current and former Federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487305500

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Discussion Humanities Librarian, West Virginia University (apply by Jan. 31)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 10:04 am

Humanities Librarian - University Libraries- 07458
 

Description
 

Humanities Librarian - University Libraries- 07458
 

Description
 

West Virginia University Libraries is seek applications and nominations for a Humanities Librarian to join the research services team in the Downtown Campus Library.   We are looking for an energetic, innovative, and adaptable librarian to actively engage with faculty, students and staff in disciplines in the humanities, with particular emphasis on history and English.  The librarian will develop strong collaborative relationships and serve as an authoritative resource for research and teaching support.  They will design and deliver creative and responsive library services and programs in their assigned disciplines, and they will collaborate with colleagues within the libraries and with campus partners to plan and implement library initiatives that advance the goals of the WVU campus community.

 

We welcome beginning or early career librarians and will fill this position at the rank of Staff Librarian or Assistant University Librarian.  Rank and salary are dependent upon post-MLS experience and credentials.

 

Librarians at WVU hold non-tenured faculty appointments, and a record of job performance, professional development/research, and service is required for reappointment and promotion in rank.   All librarians are members of the Library Faculty Assembly and participate in the professional life of this organization.  

 

Qualifications
 

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of emerging research service trends
  • Strong commitment to user services
  • Ability to support research and information needs in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students
  • Excellent presentation and technology skills for effective teaching
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree or experience in a field appropriate to the position
  • Experience with cutting-edge technologies and their applications in libraries and higher education

 

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2018 and will remain open until filled. Applicants must include a curriculum vita, letter of interest and the contact information for three professional references. 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Health Sciences Librarian, West Virginia University (apply by Jan. 31)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 10:03 am

Health Sciences Librarian - University Libraries- 07459
 

Description
 

Health Sciences Librarian - University Libraries- 07459
 

Description
 

West Virginia University Libraries is seek applications and nominations for a Health Sciences Librarian to join the research services team in the Health Sciences Library.   We are looking for an energetic, innovative, and adaptable librarian to actively engage with faculty, students and staff in the School of Pharmacy and some departments within the School of Medicine as assigned. The librarian will develop strong collaborative relationships and serve as an authoritative resource for research and teaching support. They will design and deliver creative and responsive library services and programs in their assigned disciplines, and they will collaborate with colleagues within the libraries and with campus partners to plan and implement library initiatives that advance the goals of the WVU campus community. 

 

We welcome beginning or early career librarians and will fill this position at the rank of Staff Librarian or Assistant University Librarian.  Rank and salary are dependent upon post-MLS experience and credentials.

 

Librarians at WVU hold non-tenured faculty appointments, and a record of job performance, professional development/research, and service is required for reappointment and promotion in rank.   All librarians are members of the Library Faculty Assembly and participate in the professional life of this organization.  

 

Qualifications
 

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of emerging research service trends
  • Strong commitment to user services
  • Ability to support research and information needs in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students
  • Excellent presentation and technology skills for effective teaching
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills

 

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree or experience in a field appropriate to the position
  • Experience with cutting-edge technologies and their applications in libraries and higher education

 

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2018 and will remain open until filled. Applicants must include a curriculum vita, letter of interest and the contact information for three professional references. 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Science Librarian, West Virginia University (apply by Jan. 31)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 10:02 am

Science Librarian - University Libraries- 07457
 

Description
 

Science Librarian - University Libraries- 07457
 

Description
 

West Virginia University Libraries is seek applications and nominations for a Science Librarian to join the research services team in the Downtown Campus Library. We are looking for an energetic, innovative, and adaptable librarian to actively engage with faculty, students and staff in disciplines in the sciences, including chemistry, physics, biology, forensic sciences, and mathematics. The librarian will develop strong collaborative relationships and serve as an authoritative resource for research and teaching support. They will design and deliver creative and responsive library services and programs in their assigned disciplines, and they will collaborate with colleagues within the libraries and with campus partners to plan and implement library initiatives that advance the goals of the WVU campus community.  

 

We welcome beginning or early career librarians and will fill this position at the rank of Staff Librarian or Assistant University Librarian.  Rank and salary are dependent upon post-MLS experience and credentials.

 

Librarians at WVU hold non-tenured faculty appointments, and a record of job performance, professional development/research, and service is required for reappointment and promotion in rank. All librarians are members of the Library Faculty Assembly and participate in the professional life of this organization.  

 

Qualifications
 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • ALA accredited Master's degree
  • Knowledge of emerging research service trends
  • Strong commitment to user services
  • Ability to support research and information needs in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students
  • Excellent presentation and technology skills for effective teaching
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree or experience in a field appropriate to the position
  • Experience with cutting-edge technologies and their applications in libraries and higher education

 

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2018 and will remain open until filled. Applicants must include a curriculum vita, letter of interest and the contact information for three professional references. 

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