Latest From All Groups

View:   Faces | List | By Group

Event ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot Phase Two

by Julene Jones on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 06:42 am

ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot Phase Two


ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot Phase Two


Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.


This is the first session of a six-part series.  This webinar is free and complimentary. Registration for other sessions in this series is not necessary to participate.View the other sessions in this series.


This series of six webinars builds on the introductory series om MARC to BIBFRAME: Linked Data on the Ground, which was presented in fall 2016 and is now available free of charge. It describes the continuing BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress as well as within the broader information community.  


Description: Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot Phase Two will focus on continuing BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress. These will be put into perspective with other BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and Semantic Web initiatives taking place in the broader information community. Speakers, from the Library of Congress, will give an overview of continuing BIBFRAME work among the participants in BIBFRAME Pilot Phase 2. They will provide updates on LC and BIBFRAME 2.0 implementation, work on profiles in anticipation of a BIBFRAME Pilot Phase 2, and continuing LC BIBFRAME work with special formats (A/V, sound recordings, and prints and photographs). In addition, they will review LD4P (Linked Data for Production) initiatives and LC involvement with them, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) BIBFRAME Task Group, and RDA’s influence on BIBFRAME 2.


Learning outcomes: Following this webinar, participants will have an understanding of the continuing initiatives and advancements taking place at the Library of Congress to use BIBFRAME as a means to describe and share library resources.


Who should attend? Cataloging and metadata staff, administrators, technical services staff, technologists and systems developers



Judith Cannan is Chief, Cooperative and Instructional Programs Division at the Library of Congress.


Paul Frank is Cooperative Cataloging Specialist, LC BIBFRAME trainer, and BIBFRAME Editor profile contact at the Library of Congress.


Kirk Hess is Programmer, Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress.


Sally McCallum is Chief, Network Development and MARC Standards Office at the Library of Congress.



This webinar is free.  To attend this free webinar, simplysign up online and you will receive the access link via email. To register for the complete series, complete the series online registration form.


Registration fees for this series of six webinars: ALCTS Member $172 ; Non-member $236 ; Group rate $516  

For additional information about this webinar, please go to the following website:


For more information about this series of webinars, please go to the following website:


ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or


Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

ACRL IS Building Virtual Community Task Force

File 20180309_bvctf_agenda

by Joseph Goetz on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 03:58 pm

PDF File, 93.72 KB

ACRL IS Building Virtual Community Task Force

File 20180117_bvctf_minutes

by Joseph Goetz on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 03:41 pm

PDF File, 180.92 KB

ACRL CLS (College Libraries Section)

File CLS-Exec-Minutes-Feb-2018-Denver

by Inga Barnello on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 02:11 pm

DOCX File, 29.55 KB

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Clinical Librarian, University of Louisville (apply by March 23)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 10:26 am

Clinical Librarian

The University of Louisville (UofL) Kornhauser Health Sciences Library invites applications from creative and self-motivated candidates for the position of clinical librarian.  This individual will help continue efforts to support the clinical librarianship program while focusing on serving the School of Nursing. The library provides information and research support to the students, staff, and faculty of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Public Health.


This is a full-time, tenure-track position reporting to the Assistant Director of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library. The anticipated initial rank is Instructor or Assistant Professor.  The entry rank and salary of the successful candidate are dependent on experience and qualifications.


Responsibilities include:

•             Building collaborative relationships within clinical departments to

support information literacy and evidence based practice

•             Provide information-seeking education to the School of Nursing

•             Engaging with users in their preferred environments, typically outside

the library

•             Providing evidence-based healthcare teaching sessions

•             Collaborating with clinical faculty, residents or students on journal

clubs, seminars, systematic literature review projects, and other clinical forums

•             Providing timely information as requested using current technology and


•             Keeping students, faculty, and staff in touch with emerging

technologies and electronic information tools in the field of medicine

•             Participating in the development of the Kornhauser Health Sciences

Library’s clinical library services program

•             Providing service at library information desk

•             Engaging in scholarship and activity in appropriate professional



Required Qualifications

•             Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or international

equivalent in library or information science

•             Knowledgeable about biomedical and evidence based practice literature,

research, and clinical  tools

•             Excellent presentation and relationship building skills

•             Demonstrated ability to think and react quickly in a clinical


•             Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technologies

•             Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to

diverse audiences

•             Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility with planning and


•             Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively and

effectively as both a team member and independently

•             Demonstrated commitment to health sciences librarianship

•             Potential to meet promotion and tenure requirements


Desirable Qualifications

•             Experience working with users in their environments, as opposed to the

traditional library setting.

•             Experience working within the clinical or academic nursing environment

•             Understanding of evidence-based practice

•             Experience in a health sciences library

•             Experience using EndNote or similar citation management software

•             Health sciences background

•             Additional graduate degree or certification in a related discipline


Promotion and tenure within the University Libraries require demonstration of scholarship and professional service.  The Libraries offer a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days.


The University of Louisville is a Carnegie research university serving 21,000 students in the state’s largest urban area.  Kornhauser Health Sciences Library is located at the downtown Health Sciences Center, three miles north of the main university campus, Belknap Campus.  The Health Sciences Center is home to over 50% of the university faculty and receives 90% of grant funding.


With a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs and over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs, the University also has as a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. The University Libraries joined the 126-member Association of Research Libraries in 2002. The city of Louisville offers hospitality, warmth and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living alongside major city amenities such as world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining, and a nationally-acclaimed parks system.


Nominations are sought and welcome.  Applications should be submitted electronically at

(Job ID 34591)  Completed applications should include a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest detailing your relevant experience, strengths and accomplishments, and the contact information for three references.  The Search Committee will begin a confidential review of completed applications on March 23, 2018; the position is open until filled. Questions about the position or application process may be addressed to:


Vida M Vaughn

Assistant Director

Kornhauser Health Sciences Library

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY  40292

(502) 852-5763


Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are also required.  A criminal background report will be completed on the chosen candidate.


The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidate


ALCTS LLAMA LITA Alignment Discussion

File LLAMA-ALCTS-LITA-Realignment-Working-Document

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 10:23 am

PDF File, 102.03 KB

GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion Rare & Endangered Government Publications (REGP) meeting

by Shari Laster on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 10:09 am

Posting on behalf of Aimee Slater and Susanne Caro:

Join us *today* at 1pm ET via Adobe Connect:
Call in information for those preferring telephone instead of computer
(844) 801-7777
Access code: 738241


Posting on behalf of Aimee Slater and Susanne Caro:

Join us *today* at 1pm ET via Adobe Connect:
Call in information for those preferring telephone instead of computer
(844) 801-7777
Access code: 738241


- Introduction
- Title 44 and its impact on REGP: will this result in more fugitives or
endangered content? GPO Comments on Title 44:
- ALA Midwinter handouts from GPO:
- Missing and moved documents: Business as Usual or Cause for Concern?
Recent story on Pentagon Spending that mentions disabled links:
- End of Term: Did more disappear than usual?
- Preservation issues state or federal
- In-person meeting at ALA Annual
- Any Other Business

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Librarian (Collections and Online Learning), Chabot College (EXTENDED - apply by April 2)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 09:53 am

Librarian (Collections and Online Learning)

Application deadline extended to April 2nd

Librarian (Collections and Online Learning)

Application deadline extended to April 2nd

Job Title Librarian (Collections and Online Learning)
Position Type Faculty
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Position Code 2FLR01
Pay Rate (or Annual Salary) $62,035 - $88,687/annual
FLSA Exempt
Job Location Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545
Department Library
Job Summary

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Librarian (Collections and Online Learning) for Chabot College in Hayward, California.

This position reports directly to the Division Dean.

Representative Duties

1. With consultation of other faculty librarians, provide leadership in selecting and deselecting print materials, DVD’s, and eBooks.

2. A forward-thinking and strategic perspective on new and emerging trends in collection development, crafting an innovative approach to the library’s collections that is both student-centered and responsive to Chabot College curriculum, learning communities, and institutional learning outcomes.

3. Select materials that reflect the information literacy and research needs of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

4. Design and maintain online tutorials in the Library website including the use of Captivate or Camtasia, the Libguides content management system, and has knowledge of online learning modules software and tools such as Searchpath, Credo InfoLit Modules and/or Libwizard.

5. With respect to further enhance the online learning and user experience of our students, provides input in maintaining and improving the Library web site and related library web services, including regularly evaluating new library tutorials, information literacy gaming and other tools and products

6. Undertake quantitative and qualitative assessment to improve collections in support of the College’s priorities.

7. Use data for the development of and to document the value of the collections.

8. Analyze and report data regarding collection growth, usage, material costs, expenditures, etc. to inform budgetary collection decisions.

9. Develop online curriculum and teach a Library Skills course online using Canvas (college platform).

10. In collaboration with the library team, ensure that library procedures and policies are followed consistently.

11. Act as key member of the library team in developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the library’s programs and services.

12. Provide reference services in a multimedia environment to students, staff and faculty.

13. Provide library outreach activities to the college community, especially to online faculty and students.

14. Teach effective information competency research strategies, including information literacy courses.

15. Act as a library liaison to at least one instructional division.

16. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

17. Participate in campus and district professional activities, which may include but are not limited to Curriculum committee, staff development, and collegial meetings.

18. Work or teach late afternoon, evening, distance learning and/or off campus classes when scheduled as part of the regular librarian assignment.

19. Participate in on-going assessment of library programs including program review, strategic planning, and the development and implementation of new services, systems, and programs.

20. Evidence of sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and learning disabilities.

Minimum Education and Experience

Master’s in library science, library and information science,

OR the equivalent.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

*Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2018 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called “Other Document”. If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in its place and state you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

Applicants applying under the “Equivalent provision” must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called “Equivalency Statement”.

Minimum Qualifications  
Desirable Qualifications

1. Knowledge of assessment tools, software, and processes relevant to academic library services, collection development, online education and online learning objects.

2. Experience providing information competency instruction in a community college library.

3. Experience providing reference services in an academic library setting.

4. Knowledge of HTML 4 and 5, CSS, PHP, Libguides, API’s, JavaScript, BootStrap and other similar web programming languages and platforms.

5. Evidence of ability to work effectively as the leader in collection development including the incorporation of recommendation and discussions of standards of selection from other faculty librarians and faculty at large.

6. Knowledge and understanding of collection development policies for a community college library that first and foremost provides curriculum support for necessary research in its various disciplines.

7. Knowledge of various acquisition and collection development tools such as EBSCOhost Collection Manager, Midwest, GOBI, and the acquisitions components of Worldshare Management System.

8. Experience teaching online courses with a Learning Management System such as Canvas.

9. Experience working with tutorial software such as Captivate, Camtasia, or Jing.

10. Experience working with course module software such as Searchpath, Credo InfoLit Modules, or LibWizard.

11. Experience measuring and evaluating User Experience, including providing effective usability tests of web sites and/or platforms.

12. Knowledge of gaming information literacy software and techniques used in library tutorials.

13. Knowledge of Web Accessibility standards including WCAG 2.0 AA standards. Understanding of necessary accessibility requirements for audiovisual materials such as DVD’s.

14. Knowledge of working with and modifying content management systems such as Libguides and Omni Update.

15. Experience providing innovative and creative leadership in the development of library programs and services.

16. Experience in outreach activities for students and faculty.

Job Work Schedule

This position is full-time, tenure track, beginning Fall 2018. Employment will begin on or about August 16, 2018.

Physical Demands and Working Environment


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F37P
Open Date 01/12/2018
Close Date 02/12/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants  
Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please write an essay of up to 250 words how you would plan a series of online tutorials and how you would evaluate them to determine if they provided effective instruction that addresses community college students' research needs.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Credentials
  4. Personal Qualifications Statement

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document
  2. Equivalency Statement