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Discussion ACRL Volunteer Form for 2017-2018 Appointment Cycle - Now Open!

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 01:17 pm

Dear ACRL Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2017-2018 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

Dear ACRL Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2017-2018 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

The deadline to volunteer is February 15, 2017, for appointments that begin July 1, 2017.

Best,

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer


Make a difference: Connect, contribute, collaborate
Volunteer for division, section, or representative appointment!

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.  If you’d like to become more engaged, I encourage you to volunteer to serve on a 2017–18 division or section committee.

This invitation for volunteers for ACRL’s committees and sections is issued with enthusiasm and acknowledgement of the diversity of the skills and experiences of our members. The work that ACRL is engaged in is vital to the audiences we support and the librarians and libraries that make up our organization.  You are invited to share your expertise and experiences with ACRL.  Join us and be a part of something that is bigger than ourselves.  Volunteer to work with ACRL and share in making a difference by supporting lifelong learners and informed members of our society.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Middleton
ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

The appointment process
Appointments are made at the division and section level, and through the editorial board process (see editorial board section below). Section vice-chairs are responsible for committee appointments for the year they will serve as chair. The ACRL vice-president is responsible for committee appointments at the division level for the year he or she serves as president. The ACRL Appointments Committee assists the vice-president in an advisory capacity. Division-level committees are created to conduct the work of the Board, and each committee crafts an annual work plan in consultation with their Board and Staff liaisons to accomplish the charged activities and responsibilities.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment. The online volunteer form closes February 15 and most committee appointment offers will be sent in April and May 2017.

Onsite attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the ALA Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service. However, members of all ACRL committees, task forces, and similar bodies are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether it be working virtually or face-to-face.

How to apply

Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer. You will be asked to login using your ALA member ID and the password you created. The form should be completed by February 15, 2017. Be sure that you are a current ALA/ACRL member before attempting to login.

If you have any questions about using the volunteer form, please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne for division committees at apayne@ala.org or (312) 280-2519 or ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin for section committees at mgriffin@ala.org or (312) 280-2514.

ACRL division-level committee appointments
ACRL committees (and their charges) can be found on the ACRL website (http://www.acrl.org, select “Directory of Leadership” from the menu bar).

Appointments to ACRL standing committees are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The Appointments Committee sends appointment recommendations to the ACRL president-elect. The president-elect makes the final appointments for the committees.

Questions about division-level appointments may be directed to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Erin L. Ellis Assistant Dean, Research and Learning Division, University of Kansas, eellis@ku.edu.

ACRL section appointments

ACRL sections help members customize their ACRL experience through newsletters, electronic discussion lists, specialized programming, preconferences, recognition, and focused activities.

Section vice-chairs appoint members to section committees. Most appointments are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. For more information about section appointments, please contact section vice-chairs. Contact information is available by logging in at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections.

Editorial boards
ACRL has eight editorial/advisory boards for its publications: Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board; Choice Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board; New Publications Advisory Board; Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board; RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Editorial Board; and Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board.

Appointments to editorial boards are made after the Midwinter Meeting for terms that begin immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The editors recommend the names of individuals to fill vacancies. The Publications Coordinating Committee approves the recommendation and the ACRL vice-president/president-elect makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the editorial board early in the fall or indicate your interest on the ACRL online volunteer form.

Representatives Assembly

The ACRL Representative Assembly consists of the current ACRL representatives to other ALA units. Appointments are made at the discretion of the ACRL President-Elect. Questions about representative appointments may be directed to ACRL President-Elect Cheryl Middleton at  Cheryl.Middleton@oregonstate.edu.

 

Allison Payne, Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
50 E Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
phone: 312-280-2519; fax: 312-280-2520
apayne@ala.org

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Discussion ACRL Volunteer Form for 2017-2018 Appointment Cycle - Now Open!

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 01:11 pm

Dear ACRL Members,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2017-2018 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

Dear ACRL Members,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2017-2018 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

The deadline to volunteer is February 15, 2017, for appointments that begin July 1, 2017.

Best,

Allison Payne
ACRL Program Officer


Make a difference: Connect, contribute, collaborate
Volunteer for division, section, or representative appointment!

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.  If you’d like to become more engaged, I encourage you to volunteer to serve on a 2017–18 division or section committee.

This invitation for volunteers for ACRL’s committees and sections is issued with enthusiasm and acknowledgement of the diversity of the skills and experiences of our members. The work that ACRL is engaged in is vital to the audiences we support and the librarians and libraries that make up our organization.  You are invited to share your expertise and experiences with ACRL.  Join us and be a part of something that is bigger than ourselves.  Volunteer to work with ACRL and share in making a difference by supporting lifelong learners and informed members of our society.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Middleton
ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

The appointment process
Appointments are made at the division and section level, and through the editorial board process (see editorial board section below). Section vice-chairs are responsible for committee appointments for the year they will serve as chair. The ACRL vice-president is responsible for committee appointments at the division level for the year he or she serves as president. The ACRL Appointments Committee assists the vice-president in an advisory capacity. Division-level committees are created to conduct the work of the Board, and each committee crafts an annual work plan in consultation with their Board and Staff liaisons to accomplish the charged activities and responsibilities.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment. The online volunteer form closes February 15 and most committee appointment offers will be sent in April and May 2017.

Onsite attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the ALA Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service. However, members of all ACRL committees, task forces, and similar bodies are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether it be working virtually or face-to-face.

How to apply

Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer. You will be asked to login using your ALA member ID and the password you created. The form should be completed by February 15, 2017. Be sure that you are a current ALA/ACRL member before attempting to login.

If you have any questions about using the volunteer form, please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne for division committees at apayne@ala.org or (312) 280-2519 or ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin for section committees at mgriffin@ala.org or (312) 280-2514.

ACRL division-level committee appointments
ACRL committees (and their charges) can be found on the ACRL website (http://www.acrl.org, select “Directory of Leadership” from the menu bar).

Appointments to ACRL standing committees are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The Appointments Committee sends appointment recommendations to the ACRL president-elect. The president-elect makes the final appointments for the committees.

Questions about division-level appointments may be directed to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Erin L. Ellis Assistant Dean, Research and Learning Division, University of Kansas, eellis@ku.edu.

ACRL section appointments

ACRL sections help members customize their ACRL experience through newsletters, electronic discussion lists, specialized programming, preconferences, recognition, and focused activities.

Section vice-chairs appoint members to section committees. Most appointments are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. For more information about section appointments, please contact section vice-chairs. Contact information is available by logging in at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections.

Editorial boards
ACRL has eight editorial/advisory boards for its publications: Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board; Choice Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board; New Publications Advisory Board; Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board; RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Editorial Board; and Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board.

Appointments to editorial boards are made after the Midwinter Meeting for terms that begin immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The editors recommend the names of individuals to fill vacancies. The Publications Coordinating Committee approves the recommendation and the ACRL vice-president/president-elect makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the editorial board early in the fall or indicate your interest on the ACRL online volunteer form.

Representatives Assembly

The ACRL Representative Assembly consists of the current ACRL representatives to other ALA units. Appointments are made at the discretion of the ACRL President-Elect. Questions about representative appointments may be directed to ACRL President-Elect Cheryl Middleton at  Cheryl.Middleton@oregonstate.edu.

 

Allison Payne, Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
50 E Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
phone: 312-280-2519; fax: 312-280-2520
apayne@ala.org; http://www.acrl.org

 

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Discussion ACRL Volunteer Form for 2017-2018 Appointment Cycle - Now Open!

by Megan Griffin (staff) on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 01:11 pm

Dear ACRL CoPA Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Dear ACRL CoPA Leaders,

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

Please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

Please encourage your colleagues and committee members to consider volunteering for the 2017-2018 appointment cycle by forwarding this message, as appropriate. You are welcome to personalize the message for your audience.

The deadline to volunteer is February 15, 2017, for appointments that begin July 1, 2017.

Best,

Megan Griffin
ACRL Program Officer

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Make a difference: Connect, contribute, collaborate
Volunteer for division, section, or representative appointment!

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.  If you’d like to become more engaged, I encourage you to volunteer to serve on a 2017–18 division or section committee.

This invitation for volunteers for ACRL’s committees and sections is issued with enthusiasm and acknowledgement of the diversity of the skills and experiences of our members. The work that ACRL is engaged in is vital to the audiences we support and the librarians and libraries that make up our organization.  You are invited to share your expertise and experiences with ACRL.  Join us and be a part of something that is bigger than ourselves.  Volunteer to work with ACRL and share in making a difference by supporting lifelong learners and informed members of our society.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Middleton
ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

The appointment process
Appointments are made at the division and section level, and through the editorial board process (see editorial board section below). Section vice-chairs are responsible for committee appointments for the year they will serve as chair. The ACRL vice-president is responsible for committee appointments at the division level for the year he or she serves as president. The ACRL Appointments Committee assists the vice-president in an advisory capacity. Division-level committees are created to conduct the work of the Board, and each committee crafts an annual work plan in consultation with their Board and Staff liaisons to accomplish the charged activities and responsibilities.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment. The online volunteer form closes February 15 and most committee appointment offers will be sent in April and May 2017. 

Onsite attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the ALA Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service. However, members of all ACRL committees, task forces, and similar bodies are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether it be working virtually or face-to-face.

How to apply
Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer. You will be asked to login using your ALA member ID and the password you created. The form should be completed by February 15, 2017. Be sure that you are a current ALA/ACRL member before attempting to login.

If you have any questions about using the volunteer form, please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne for division committees at apayne@ala.org or (312) 280-2519 or ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin for section committees at mgriffin@ala.org or (312) 280-2514.

ACRL division-level committee appointments
ACRL committees (and their charges) can be found on the ACRL website (http://www.acrl.org, select “Directory of Leadership” from the menu bar).

Appointments to ACRL standing committees are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The Appointments Committee sends appointment recommendations to the ACRL president-elect. The president-elect makes the final appointments  for the committees.

Questions about division-level appointments may be directed to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Erin L. Ellis Assistant Dean, Research and Learning Division, University of Kansas, eellis@ku.edu

ACRL section appointments
ACRL sections help members customize their ACRL experience through newsletters, electronic discussion lists, specialized programming, preconferences, recognition, and focused activities.

Section vice-chairs appoint members to section committees. Most appointments are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. For more information about section appointments, please contact section vice-chairs. Contact information is available by logging in at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections.

Editorial boards
ACRL has eight editorial/advisory boards for its publications: Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board; Choice Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board; New Publications Advisory Board; Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board; RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Editorial Board; and Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board.

Appointments to editorial boards are made after the Midwinter Meeting for terms that begin immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The editors recommend the names of individuals to fill vacancies. The Publications Coordinating Committee approves the recommendation and the ACRL vice-president/president-elect makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the editorial board early in the fall or indicate your interest on the ACRL online volunteer form.

Representatives Assembly
The ACRL Representative Assembly consists of the current ACRL representatives to other ALA units. Appointments are made at the discretion of the ACRL president-elect. Questions about representative appointments may be directed to ACRL President-Elect Cheryl Middleton at  Cheryl.Middleton@oregonstate.edu

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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion Speakers of the 2017 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium

by Zachary Stein on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:56 am

Meet the speakers of the 2017 ALCTS Midwinter Symposium: http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/mw/2017/symposium #alctsmw17 #ALAMW17

ALSC Board of Directors

Discussion O&B Motions to enact Digital Media Plan

by Nina Lindsay on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 07:15 pm

Greetings, Board colleagues!

I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

We have before us 6 motions from the Organization & Bylaws Chairs to enact the Digital Media Plan, by altering the Great Websites, Carnegie Medal/Notable Childrens' Videos, and Children and Technology Committees.

In order to establish a quorum for this meeting I ask everyone to indicate "present" in the comments below. Because there is urgency to passing these motions I am presenting background below now.  The schedule for this vote will be:

Greetings, Board colleagues!

I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.

We have before us 6 motions from the Organization & Bylaws Chairs to enact the Digital Media Plan, by altering the Great Websites, Carnegie Medal/Notable Childrens' Videos, and Children and Technology Committees.

In order to establish a quorum for this meeting I ask everyone to indicate "present" in the comments below. Because there is urgency to passing these motions I am presenting background below now.  The schedule for this vote will be:

Thursday Dec 1 --Establish quorum, and members present review background and motions

Friday Dec 2 --After I call the quorum, entertain second for the 6 motions, and begin discussion

Monday Dec 5-Wed Dec 7 --Complete discussion and vote. 

Background

Earlier in June, the Board discussed the proposed Digital Media Award plan.  In that discussion (which you can review here) a motion was made, seconded, and passed to adopt in concept the following, and to refer to O&B crafting next steps for implementation.

  • Expand the scope of the Great Websites Committee’s charge to include digital media.
  • Evolve the charge of the Carnegie Medal/Notable Children's Videos Committee to become selection of a winner of an annual medal for “Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media.”
  • Expand the charge of the Children and Technology Committee to include the selection of a winner of an annual “ALSC Media Mentorship Leadership Award,” as well as the duties of the Digital Content Task Force.
  • Define “digital media” as: Any real-time, dynamic, and interactive media content or product that is available via personal electronic device across multiple platforms that enables and encourages active engagement and social interaction while developmentally appropriately informing, educating, and/or entertaining.
  • Implement on a pilot basis to be evaluated with the possibility of future adjustments being made to fit the current environment. 

The motions are attached. In summary:

  1. The Children and Technology Charge motion adds to this committee's charge: "To select the recipient of an annual ALSC Media Mentorship Leadership Award"
  2. The two motions for the Carnegie Committee change its name to "Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Committee" and establishes a new charge.
  3. The three motions for the Great Websites committee change its name to "Notable Children’s Digital Media Committee", establishes a new charge, and corrects language in the composition statement regarding virtual committee status to make it consistent with other virtual committees. 

Once these motions are passed, I will establish a task force to oversee implementation of these three "evolved" committees, including establishing terms and criteria and a pilot review process, and we will undertake to appoint this task force and the committees to commence their new work at Midwinter. 

 

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head of Collection Strategies, University of California, Irvine Libraries (apply by Jan. 16)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 09:33 am

HEAD OF COLLECTION STRATEGIES DEPARTMENT

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable leader to join an enthusiastic staff in building a research library of excellence for a young and rapidly-growing university ranked nationally among the top tier. The Head of Collection Strategies will play a leadership role in an innovative, service-oriented, and collaborative environment to develop high quality learning and research intensive collections that support the teaching, research, and patient care needs of the University.

HEAD OF COLLECTION STRATEGIES DEPARTMENT

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a dynamic, knowledgeable leader to join an enthusiastic staff in building a research library of excellence for a young and rapidly-growing university ranked nationally among the top tier. The Head of Collection Strategies will play a leadership role in an innovative, service-oriented, and collaborative environment to develop high quality learning and research intensive collections that support the teaching, research, and patient care needs of the University.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

Responsibilities

The Head of Collection Strategies provides leadership and vision for the Collection Strategies Department and within the Research Resources Division. The incumbent will oversee collection strategies and management of resources in all formats library-wide, supervises collection development personnel, and monitors and helps coordinate the Libraries’ collections budget. Responsibility for collection strategies is distributed among 17-20 Research Librarians who are also responsible for education and instruction, outreach, and reference. The Head of Collection Strategies will directly supervise one collections assistant and 7 Research Librarians who reside in the Collection Strategies Department and will also provide collection strategies direction and feedback to approximately 10 Research Librarians who reside in the Reference or Education & Outreach Departments. In addition, the Head of Collection Strategies works collaboratively with staff at the UC Irvine Law Library and with colleagues in the UC system libraries.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research Resources, the Head of Collection Strategies participates as a member of divisional and library-wide groups, task forces, and project teams as appropriate and is expected to work comfortably and with a high degree of expertise in a shared decision-making environment. As a leader, the Head of Collection Strategies will foster an environment where strategic and well-informed risk taking is encouraged. As a member of Leadership Council, the UCI Libraries’ senior management team responsible for library-wide planning and policy making, the incumbent works with other library leaders to shape strategic directions for the Libraries.

Duties include:

Departmental Leadership & Management
• Plans, coordinates, manages, and evaluates the services/activities of the Collection Strategies Department.
• Collaborates with stakeholders to articulate, enhance, revise, and assess the vision for collections at the UC Libraries.
• Collaboratively engages with subject liaisons across the Libraries and other stakeholders to continuously evaluate the ways in which decisions regarding collection strategies are made and communicated.
• Leads efforts to enable data-driven decisions regarding collections.
• Serves as the Libraries’ lead on matters related to copyright and copyright education.
• Assists in developing effective reports and messaging for other Library and University administrators to understand the UCI Libraries’ materials budget needs.
• Creates and implements innovative strategies for providing sustainable access to content in the ever evolving environment of scholarly communication, including Open Access initiatives
• Shares responsibility for developing a robust scholarly communication program, with the Scholarly Communications Coordinator, the Head of Digital Scholarship Services, and other stakeholders within the Libraries and across the University.
• Collaboratively engages with the Digital Scholarship Services Department to coordinate research librarians’ involvement in the development and marketing of digital content and related services
• Provides broad oversight for the Collection Strategies Department meetings.
• Serves on Research Resources Leads Group.
• Co-coordinates the Mega Meetings with other department heads.
• Provides departmental supervision including: recruitment retention , training, and evaluation of Research Librarians and the Library Assistant(s) in the Collection Strategies Department
• Manages departmental budgets, policies, procedures, and web pages.
• Provides input in developing, evaluating and assessing the Libraries' collections to support the University's research, teaching and patient care programs.
• Monitors the Libraries' materials budget.
• Oversees the Libraries ' approval plans with input from the Research Librarians and in consultation with Acquisitions
• Oversees Research Librarians’ activities in collection strategies/management.
• In collaboration with the Heads of Reference, Education & Outreach, Digital Scholarship Services, and Special Collections & Archives, shares responsibility for the oversight and strategic direction for librarians’ faculty/student liaison activities.
• Oversees collection strategies training and collection strategies-related teams and initiatives
• Coordinates the Research Librarians' work on weeding projects and serves as UC Southern Regional Library Facility weeding coordinator for UCI.

Other:
• Participates actively and collaboratively on library committees, task forces, and project teams as appropriate.
• Actively seeks opportunities to participate in professional organizations outside the library, provide university and public service, and/or engage in research and creative activity in order to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion.

Qualifications

Required:

• Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience.
• Significant collection development and collection management experience in an academic or research library.
• Ability to oversee collections in the full range of subjects at UCI.
• Professional experience including management of resources and personnel in an academic or research library setting.
• Ability to successfully supervise, mentor, and train Collection Strategies personnel.
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in collection strategies, collection management, copyright, and preservation facing academic and research libraries.
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication, including Open Access initiatives.
• Leadership qualities to be an effective Department Head and Leadership Council member.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).
• Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within UCI Libraries and the campus.
• Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement in the Librarian series.

Preferred:
• Successful experience supervising librarians.
• Successful experience in budgeting and planning.
• Successful experience in assessment and evaluation of research libraries’ collections
• Experience assessing and negotiating licenses for online resources.
• Experience working with general and specialized vendors, publishers, and approval plans.

The Collection Strategies Department
The Collection Strategies Department is responsible for the library-wide development and management of general collections in the Langson Library, Ayala Science Library, and Grunigen Medical Library under the administration and coordination of the Associate University Librarian for Research Resources. This department takes the lead role in developing and planning the overarching and ongoing collections policies, procedures, and projects that ensure that the scholarly resources available meet the campus teaching, research, and patient care needs. The Department consists of 7 librarians (including the department head) and 1 library assistant.
The UCI Libraries
The UCI Libraries values innovation and collaboration. We are committed to the University’s goal of diversity and inclusive excellence. The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library. These buildings contain over 3,300 public seats for study and research and provide nearly 525 public access computers. The UCI Libraries have a staff of approximately 145 FTE plus approximately 25 student assistant FTE. The library collection consists of over 3.8 million volumes, nearly 150,000 journals and serial titles, and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The UCI Libraries are a member of the: Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), HathiTrust Digital Library, Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Digital Library Federation (DLF), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance (PRRLA), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and OCLC Research Library Partnership (OCLC RLP).

University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 31,500 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,600 faculty and staff. Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American. The University offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D. UCI’s academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.
Librarians at the University of California Irvine are academic appointees and receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment. Librarians periodically receive administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity.

Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales. Appointment is anticipated to be at the Associate Librarian or Librarian rank with a salary of $53,913 - $105,105.
Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, thirteen paid holidays, and one day per month sick leave. The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans. Benefits are equal to approximately 40% of salary.

Deadline for Applications: Applications received by January 16, 2017 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
To Apply: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should submit the information requested: cover letter; complete résumé; a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a list of three references (names and contact information only) via UCI AP Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03782.
Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.
This position description is listed on the UCI Libraries website at http://www.lib.uci.edu/current-librarian-and-administrative-vacancies with links to additional websites featuring campus and community information.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

 

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Discussion Rare Materials Project Cataloger - 1 Year Term, Duke University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 09:32 am

This is an entry-level, one-year term appointment, it’s an excellent opportunity to work with women’s history print materials from the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection at Duke University. We are seeking someone who is interested in rare book cataloging, special collections technical services, history of the book, and/or women’s history—if you aren’t sure if you meet minimum qualifications but this job sounds appealing, feel free to contact me directly. This was posted last week, so review of applications for initial screenings will begin soon.

This is an entry-level, one-year term appointment, it’s an excellent opportunity to work with women’s history print materials from the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection at Duke University. We are seeking someone who is interested in rare book cataloging, special collections technical services, history of the book, and/or women’s history—if you aren’t sure if you meet minimum qualifications but this job sounds appealing, feel free to contact me directly. This was posted last week, so review of applications for initial screenings will begin soon.

Job listing: http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/rarematerialscataloger

More about the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/bingham/lisa-unger-baskin

Best,

Kelly Wooten
Research Services and Collection Development Librarian
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
library.duke.edu/rubenstein/bingham
kelly.wooten@duke.edu | 919.660.5967 | she, her, hers

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ALCTS Board of Directors

Discussion ALCTS Board Meeting: December 8, 2016, 2:00pm Central

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 01:11 pm

ALCTS Board Meeting
December 8, 2016
3:00pm Eastern

Agenda

Discussion session:
60th Anniversary Personal Giving Campaign

 

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ALCTS Board Meeting - December 2016 
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Standard Time 

ALCTS Board Meeting
December 8, 2016
3:00pm Eastern

Agenda

Discussion session:
60th Anniversary Personal Giving Campaign

 

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ALCTS Board Meeting - December 2016 
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Standard Time 

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Conference Accessibility Task Force

Discussion Minutes from Seventh Conference Call, 11/28/16

by Lily Sacharow on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Reviewed and finalized minutes from CATF's 11/28 meeting are attached.

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