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Discussion Research & Instruction Librarian, Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library (apply by March 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 09:18 am

RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its Research & Instruction department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.

RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its Research & Instruction department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.

The successful candidate will work collegially with four other librarians in the Research & Instruction department. Core duties include staffing the research help desk (including one evening per week while classes are in session and occasional weekend hours); designing, teaching, and assessing course-related library instruction in collaboration with faculty; consulting individually with students about research; developing online guides, tutorials, and other learning resources; planning and implementing outreach activities and programs that promote library collections and services and contribute to the campus’ intellectual climate; and participate in the hiring, training, and supervision of interns and student peer research mentors. Like all librarians, the Research & Instruction Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities. This librarian reports to the Director of Research & Instruction.

Qualifications:
Required:
• ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science
• Reference experience, preferably in an academic library
• Knowledge of print and electronic reference services and sources
• Teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and trends, and ability to contribute fully to an active information literacy instruction program that values creative instructional design and assessment
• Relevant experience integrating technology with reference and instruction to enhance the library’s role in student learning
• Understanding of scholarly communication patterns and needs of a scholarly clientele
• High degree of initiative and flexibility
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
• Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
• Effective communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as cross-cultural competencies to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members

Preferred:

• Minimum of one year reference/instruction library experience
• Proficiency in a second language and the ability to participate in an increasingly international curriculum

The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package.
Gettysburg College is committed to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity. Candidates should address in their cover letter how they have contributed to a campus/workplace culture of inclusion, as well as how they would envision contributing at Gettysburg.

Application materials must be received by March 10, 2017. Anticipated start date is summer 2017.

Please visit our website to submit application materials through our online hiring system: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2012.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian, Penn State University Libraries (apply by March 20)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 09:14 am

Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian

Penn State University Libraries

To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/nursingliaisonlibr

Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian

Penn State University Libraries

To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/nursingliaisonlibr

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for a Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian to develop and deliver innovative services for students, faculty and staff in various health sciences programs. This position will function as the lead liaison for Nursing and will serve as liaison to one or more of the following areas: Bio-Behavioral Health, Health Policy and Administration, and Nutrition. Critical skills include the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization, and a facility for cross-departmental communications. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position reporting to the Head of the Life Sciences Library.  Successful candidates will benefit from the mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support faculty in tenure-track appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.  The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.  We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage with the students and faculty in the College of Nursing and Health and Human Development departments/programs.
  • Support the growth of library resources and services for nursing and health sciences programs offered by World Campus.
  • Coordinate efforts among librarians working with nursing programs across all campuses (currently 12).
  • Provide individual and group instruction on information literacy for students and faculty in the assigned program areas, and determine the impact via ongoing assessment.
  • Assist in determining trends in the collection and evaluation of existing and new resources. Partner with the Harrell Health Sciences Library in Hershey, and other relevant STEM Libraries, to build robust collections in the health and biomedical sciences across PSU.
  • Serve as reference librarian in nursing and the health sciences.
  • Work regularly scheduled hours at the Life Sciences reference desk, as an embedded librarian in related colleges and departments, and the Ask a Librarian virtual online service.
  • Develop and maintain digital subject guides and tutorials as assigned for the library website.
  • Participate in data management and research support services.

 

Qualifications:
Required

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent)
  • Experience and/or degree in nursing, health, or biosciences field
  • Knowledge of and experience with health sciences databases and resources
  • Experience providing information literacy instruction
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.  Please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/policies/ul-hrg07 to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teaching faculty, library faculty and staff, students, staff and administrators and community users in a diverse academic environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion

 

Desirable

  • Experience providing reference service in physical and web environments.
  • Advanced degree in a health sciences field
  • Experience creating online learning objects
  • Experience using evidence-based practice principles and PICO

 

Environment

The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach.  The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

 

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day's drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually.  Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

 

Application Instructions:

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/nursingliaisonlibr.   To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Review of applications will begin March 20, 2017 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:  For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Diversity Member Initiative Group

Discussion 2017 Global Literature in Libraries Adult Fiction & Poetry Pan-Publisher Catalog

by Rachel Hildebrandt on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 08:28 am

It is a bright, shiny Monday morning here in South Carolina, and I have a bright, shiny catalog to share: the inaugural Global Literature in Libraries Initiative pan-publisher catalog. The focus this time around is on publishers of adult fiction and poetry. Please share widely and freely. This is just the first of a series of themed catalogs that are intended to be vibrant information resources for public, academic, school, and prison librarians seeking to internationalize their collections. We are here and willing to help however we can.

It is a bright, shiny Monday morning here in South Carolina, and I have a bright, shiny catalog to share: the inaugural Global Literature in Libraries Initiative pan-publisher catalog. The focus this time around is on publishers of adult fiction and poetry. Please share widely and freely. This is just the first of a series of themed catalogs that are intended to be vibrant information resources for public, academic, school, and prison librarians seeking to internationalize their collections. We are here and willing to help however we can. It is a breathtaking, beautiful world out there!

https://glli-us.org/catalogs/

Best,
Rachel

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PLA (Public Library Association)

Discussion 2017 NMRT President’s Program

by Casey McCoy on Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 07:30 pm

Please join us for the 2017 NMRT President’s Program, Building Bridges in ALA, hosted by Kate Kosturski, on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9am to 12pm. In this interactive pre-conference event, participants will explore the opportunities and challenges of navigating through the larger ALA organization by listening to a panel discussion composed of transitioning presidents and president-elects. Learn about the different ALA divisions, how they function, and how participation in ALA can benefit your career!

Please join us for the 2017 NMRT President’s Program, Building Bridges in ALA, hosted by Kate Kosturski, on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 9am to 12pm. In this interactive pre-conference event, participants will explore the opportunities and challenges of navigating through the larger ALA organization by listening to a panel discussion composed of transitioning presidents and president-elects. Learn about the different ALA divisions, how they function, and how participation in ALA can benefit your career! Ask questions and network with the panelists, while enjoying light refreshments. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. We hope to see you there!

 

Cost:

$20 NMRT members

$22 non NMRT but ALA members

$25 non-ALA

$15 for a student rate

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ACRL International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group

Discussion Past Webinars: Library Diversity Initiatives and Global Services in Librarianship

by Raymond Pun on Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 02:15 pm

 
Recording for Webinar 1:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2139ttua0l/
 

 
Recording for Webinar 1:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p2139ttua0l/
 

Title: Supporting Diversity, International Students and Inclusivity at Fresno State: Student Engagements Programs and Collaborations 
 
Speaker:
Raymond Pun is the first year student success librarian in Fresno State. He previously worked in NYU Shanghai and NYPL as a reference librarian. 

 
Summary: Interested in learning ways to engage with international students? This webinar will offer examples on international student engagement from librarians at Fresno State in California. At Fresno State, a special library committee called "Library Diversity Committee" support international student through a program called "International Coffee Hour" series where international students give presentations about their home countries to the public in the Library each week of the semester; librarians and staff bring our resources, encourage engagements and participations. This committee made up of staff/faculty to promote diversity and inclusivity awareness in the library and around campus.  

Recording for Webinar 2: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p9s277oleva/

 
Title: Global Librarianship Services
 
Presenters: 

  • Dan Perkins (Global Services Librarian at NYU)
  • Lindsay Wharton (Extended Campus and Distance Services Librarian at Florida State University)  
  • Hong Cheng (Global Services Librarian at University of Cincinnati) 

 
Abstract: As the opportunities and challenges raised by globalization become more a part of people’s everyday lives, colleges and universities are committed to providing their students with academic opportunities on a global scale. This has led academic libraries to focus their efforts on meeting the needs of their students and faculty at global campuses and study abroad sites. Also under the same trend, the number of global services/education librarians is on the rise with unique responsibilities and experiences. In this panel, we’ll be discussing:

  • the similarities and differences between the global library services programs at our respective sites;

  • the opportunities and challenges we’ve faced, including how to work with partners in headquarters as well as overseas;

  • discuss how global library services may be evolving in the future.

    • Experiences we have had

    • Future trends in global librarianship

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ACRL International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group

Discussion ALA Annual Program in Chicago - Save the Date 6/24, Saturday @ 10:30 am

by Raymond Pun on Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 02:09 pm

Dear all,

Dear all,

 
We have our international perspectives' discussion program together for this ALA Annual in Chicago. We hope you can join us! 
 
Date/Time: 6/24, Saturday 10:30-11:30 am
 
Location: TBC
 
Title: Research Collaboration and Publishing in the Global Community
 
Program Summary: Learn about new books on global and international librarianship! There will be publishers, authors, editors and librarians in this forum to talk about their experiences on how they were able to publish their books on this emerging trend in higher education. Attendees can learn more about publishing opportunities and about these new books on international/global librarianship!
 
Speakers:
1. Scott Collard (NYU, Bridging World: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S Academic Libraries Around the Globe. ACRL 2016) 
2. Constantia Constantinou (SUNY Stony Brook, International Librarianship: Developing Professional, Intercultural and Educational Leadership. SUNY Press 2017)
3.  Starr Hoffman (UNLV, Dynamic Research Support for Academic Libraries. Facet/ALA 2016)
4. Lian Ruan (UIUC, Academic Library Development and Administration in China. IGI 2016) 
 
Once we have location finalized, we will send that out again. Please let us know if you have any questions!
 
We will also be holding a webinar (or two) in the Spring! Stay tuned for that! 
 
Thank you!
Ray & Meggan
Co-Conveners of ACRL IPARL Discussion Group

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ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: 2/16/17–2/22/17 revised RBMS Guidelines Competencies for Special Collections Professionals

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 02:25 pm

The Board is invited to review the Board action form and accompanying documents regarding the revised RBMS Guidelines: Competencies for Special Collections Professionals.

Please use threaded discussions to post feedback regarding the proposed action during the discussion period of 2/16/17–2/22/17.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the revised Guidelines via virtual vote during 2/23/17–3/1/17, and confirm its vote at the 2017 Annual Conference.

LITA Board of Directors

Discussion Sponsorship Task Force Charge

by Andromeda Yelton on Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 12:09 pm

Here's the charge for the Sponsorship Task Force that I was asked to write, reflecting feedback I've gotten, and now put into Connect so it can be public & archived. I need a motion & a second that we vote on this and then I can construct the poll.


 

LITA Sponsorship Task Force charge

 

Here's the charge for the Sponsorship Task Force that I was asked to write, reflecting feedback I've gotten, and now put into Connect so it can be public & archived. I need a motion & a second that we vote on this and then I can construct the poll.


 

LITA Sponsorship Task Force charge

 

Charge

The LITA Sponsorship Task Force will review existing LITA documentation related to sponsorship (such as policies or budgets), research applicable ALA policies, and produce new documentation which enables LITA to effectively pursue sponsorships.

 

Context

The Forum Assessment Task Force reported that vendors are eager to sponsor Forum (or specific parts of it), but we don’t offer them the menu of options or ongoing relationship which would allow for that transaction. Other committees have also inquired about sponsorship for their products; to wit, Education (online CE), PPC (preconferences), and Membership (Happy Hour). Questions which have arisen include:

  • How do we coordinate and centralize outreach and plan our asks?

    • Who is the contact person for sponsors?

    • When, if ever, does it make sense for a volunteer to be a contact?

    • How do we honor vendors’ interest in an ongoing relationship - which requires a staff contact - while leveraging relationships and contacts that volunteers may have?

    • When multiple groups are pursuing sponsorship, how do we prevent oversaturating particular sponsors with asks?

  • How much does it actually cost for LITA to provide various things that others might wish to sponsor?

  • What potentially sponsorable things do we do, and which LITA groups work on them?

  • What can we give sponsors in exchange for their dollars?

  • Notwithstanding the above, what are we willing to provide? For example, possible tensions include:

    • Vendors’ interest in attendee lists and LITA’s interest in privacy.

    • Vendors’ interest in sponsored content and members’ potential discomfort with it

Deliverables

  • A sponsorship policy, to cover:

    • The procedure for soliciting sponsors;

    • What members & units are and are not empowered to do in sponsor negotiations;

    • Anything else that seems necessary, in the Task Force’s judgment.

  • A sponsor prospectus, which lays forth:

    • LITA events, items, etc. which may be sponsored (see the Context section for examples);

    • Dollar amounts required;

    • What the sponsor receives in return.

  • A list of our current known sponsor contacts.

  • A plan for assessing the success of this policy.

 

These should be delivered to the board.

Timeline

The Task Force will commence by spring 2017 and run through Midwinter of 2018. It will present a preliminary report for feedback no later than the Board’s fall 2017 meeting, and submit its final report at least two weeks in advance of Midwinter 2018.

 

Composition

5-7 people, ideally including current or recent members of:

  • FAC;

  • Forum Planning or Forum Assessment;

  • Education

  • Program Planning

  • Membership Development

 

The Executive Director will be the staff liaison.

Budget

None.

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