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IFRT (Intellectual Freedom Round Table)

Online Doc Volunteer for ALA, Council, and joint committees - call closes on Friday, November 3, 2017.

by Charles Kratz on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 02:44 pm

The volunteer form for ALA, Council, and joint committees closes on Friday, November 3, 2017.  (more information)

The volunteer form for ALA, Council, and joint committees closes on Friday, November 3, 2017.  (more information)

It is important to note that if you are a current committee member or intern with a term that expires on 6/30/18 and wish to be considered for a second term (if you are eligible and the committee allows reappointment) you will need to fill out the volunteer form. Reappointment is not automatic. Filling out the form lets the appointing officer know that you are interested in reappointment, and it provides valuable career/education/experience information about the potential appointee.

The online committee volunteer form (http://www.ala.org/CFApps/volunteer/form.cfm) opens on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, and closes on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. To volunteer, please complete and submit the form electronically (be sure to select "ALA" in the drop-down menu on the main form).

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ODLOS Advisory Committee (Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services)

Event ODLOS Advisory Committee Meeting

by Jody Gray-IL (staff) on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 02:05 pm

Call starts at 11:00am PST/ 12:00pm MST/ 1:00pm CST/ 2:00pm EST

 

Toll free number: 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode: 78965432

 

I have set up the meeting and people who want to access it via the web can visit http://ala.adobeconnect.com/odlos/ and should have a headset/headphones and mic.  People who need to use the Verizon account for audio should use the usual dial in instructions Toll free number: 866-801-5789 | Participant Passcode: 78965432

 

Call starts at 11:00am PST/ 12:00pm MST/ 1:00pm CST/ 2:00pm EST

 

Toll free number: 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode: 78965432

 

I have set up the meeting and people who want to access it via the web can visit http://ala.adobeconnect.com/odlos/ and should have a headset/headphones and mic.  People who need to use the Verizon account for audio should use the usual dial in instructions Toll free number: 866-801-5789 | Participant Passcode: 78965432

 

Upon entering the url participants should select how they want to participate in the audio by hitting the Telephone icon (see screenshot below) and select the appropriate option.  If people are entering the meeting with a headset they should select that option and they do not need to dial into the phone call.  

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ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion Interested in hosting ACRL 2018 scholarly communication workshop? Identify collaborators here!

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 09:23 am

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder's mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world.

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder's mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world. ACRL empowers our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system with its popular workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement.” To emphasize scholarly communication’s critical importance to the profession, ACRL is once again underwriting the cost to bring this workshop to five locations in 2018.

With newly updated content, this day-long workshop, led by two expert presenters, offers a series of targeted modules that reflect the most exciting and pressing issues in the field today. Participants will engage in a structured interactive program that focuses on a variety of themes, and selected hosts will be asked to choose topics that are of greatest interest to their communities so that the expert presenters can offer a deep dive into specific content areas.

This program is offered using a cost-sharing model where ACRL covers the bulk of the expense for delivering the workshop, leaving a cost of only $2,000 for successful host institutions. The application to host is now available. Apply by Friday, November 17, 2017, at 5pm Central. See the workshop webpage for full details and FAQs about applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop.

In addition to the competitive subsidized version, the Scholarly Communication workshop is part of ACRL’s slate of day-long RoadShows that can be brought year-round at full cost to your campus, chapter, or consortia. Please contact Chase Ollis, ACRL Program Officer, at collis@ala.org with questions or to discuss dates and locations, pricing, and for complete workshop details.

If you are interested in applying to host the subsidized version of the scholarly communication workshop and would like to find other interested institutions in your area, you may publicly express your intent to apply by posting a comment in the discussion below. We hope this aids you in identifying potential collaborators so that you can consider submitting a joint application.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Science Librarian and Assessment Coordinator, United States Naval Academy (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 04:29 pm

Science Librarian and Assessment Coordinator

 https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/researchinstructlib-science17-18.php.

Science Librarian and Assessment Coordinator

 https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/researchinstructlib-science17-18.php.

We're hiring! The United States Naval Academy invites applications for an exciting position as Science Librarian and Assessment Coordinator.  Located on the beautiful Severn River in historic Annapolis, the Naval Academy is a Middle States accredited, top tier liberal arts college and service academy with a diverse student body and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research.  As a member of the Research & Instruction Department, this librarian will provide research assistance, teach information literacy and serve as subject specialist for faculty and midshipmen in Physics, Chemistry, and Oceanography. The librarian in this position will have an essential role in designing and fostering assessment initiatives that align with the priorities of the library and institution.  This is a 12 month faculty position with a 3 year renewable appointment, highly competitive salary, and full federal benefits.   The position is slated to begin in early 2018.  Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.  For more information about the position and how to apply, see: 

 https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/researchinstructlib-science17-18.php.

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Discussion Assistant Librarian, Corrales Community Library (apply by Oct. 30)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 04:27 pm

Assistant Librarian, Technical Services

VILLAGE OF CORRALES

CORRALES COMMUNITY LIBRARY

http://www.corrales-nm.org/jobs

The Corrales Community Library will accept applications for the position of Assistant Librarian, Technical Services, until 5:00 p.m., October 30th at the Village Administrative offices, 4324 Corrales Road, Corrales, New Mexico. The position is a permanent full time position.

Assistant Librarian, Technical Services

VILLAGE OF CORRALES

CORRALES COMMUNITY LIBRARY

http://www.corrales-nm.org/jobs

The Corrales Community Library will accept applications for the position of Assistant Librarian, Technical Services, until 5:00 p.m., October 30th at the Village Administrative offices, 4324 Corrales Road, Corrales, New Mexico. The position is a permanent full time position.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must have a High School diploma or GED and two years of post-secondary education with one year of experience working in a library setting with a working knowledge of library circulation systems or any equivalent combination of education and experience. The work schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

Working knowledge of Word Press and web design applications required.

Must have a valid state driver’s license or ability to obtain one.

Applications and copies of the job description are available at Corrales-nm.org or in the Administrative Offices at Village Hall located at 4324 Corrales Road, Corrales, New Mexico.

Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Village of Corrales is an EOE/ADA employer

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Discussion Research Librarian for Social Sciences, the University of California, Irvine Libraries, (apply by Jan. 5 for full consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Research Librarian for Social Sciences

https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04341

Research Librarian for Social Sciences

https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04341

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a creative, knowledgeable, collaborative, and user-oriented Research Librarian for Social Sciences (RLSS) to develop collection strategies and deliver innovative liaison, reference, and instruction services in the social sciences. The RLSS will serve as the subject librarian to several departments in the social sciences such as Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Cognitive Sciences, and Psychology & Social Behavior depending on the needs of the library and the expertise of the successful candidate. The RLSS will actively engage with faculty, students, and staff in assigned departments in order to develop strong working relationships. This position will require someone with a sound understanding of social science research methods, data applications, legal and government information.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

The RLSS will be a member of the Collection Strategies Department, reporting to the Head of Collection Strategies. The RLSS will be responsible for the selection, assessment, and management of collections and resources for various disciplines within the social sciences. The RLSS will serve as liaison to the faculty and students in assigned social science departments to ensure that their information needs are being met and to promote the Libraries’ services and resources. The incumbent will keep abreast of new publishing releases in the social sciences and will develop and update research guides in support of social science research. As a member of the Collection Strategies Department, the incumbent will take a lead role in various library-wide collection projects and initiatives.

The RLSS will provide specialized reference and research consultations in the social sciences. The incumbent will also maintain sufficient knowledge to provide effective general reference assistance in a variety of modes including in-person and digital reference. The incumbent will provide subject-based instruction and will also participate in the Libraries’ instruction program for students enrolled in lower-division writing courses and other information literacy initiatives.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and library experience.
  • Strong understanding of the key issues in social science collection management.
  • Knowledge of social science research methodologies, data applications and repositories, and legal and government information sources.
  • Ability to provide effective specialized reference and instruction in social science subjects.
  • Strong interest in working with students and faculty.
  • Commitment to user-centered library services.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 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 and promotion.

Preferred:

  • Educational background in the social sciences.
  • Experience assessing and evaluating digital resources in the social sciences.
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication and publishing trends and issues within the social sciences.
  • Ability to identify, obtain, and prepare datasets for quantitative research in the social sciences.
  • Experience managing or leading projects.
  • Experience with one or more statistical or geospatial analysis tools, such as STATA, SAS, SPSS, R, or ArcGIS

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 5 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 Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian rank with a salary of $49,165 - $75,453.

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 5, 2018 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/JPF04341.

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 web site at http://www.lib.uci.edu/about/jobs/librarian-vacancies.html with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information.

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Discussion "All of Us" Community Engagement Coordinator, Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, (apply by Nov. 10 for full consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:40 pm

All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

 http://bit.ly/AllofUsUMB

 

All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

 http://bit.ly/AllofUsUMB

 

In cooperation with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov) and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, the All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. The goals of this 3-year pilot position are to:

  • Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
  • Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
  • Help establish an All of Us Training Program, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.

 

The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations, known All of Us partners, and others in target areas within AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MI, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV to develop activities based upon community health needs and the requirements of the All of Us program.

 

The All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator works under the direction of the Executive Director of the NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center. The SEA Coordinator serves as the Point of Contact for the program and collaborates with other NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinators to create a cohesive but culturally sensitive strategy for educating and engaging stake holders.

The Coordinator position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian currently funded through April 30, 2020 with potential for renewal. This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, located at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library with frequent travel to target areas and national meetings.

For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea. For more information about the NIH All of Us Research Program, visit https://allofus.nih.gov/.

Responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with the All of Us Research Program, collaborate with selected target areas for community engagement (two per year for a total of six areas by Year 3).
  • Identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas.
  • Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries.
  • Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the All of Us and health information needs of library users.
    • Coordinate subawards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project.
  • Prepare detailed evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs and services in close collaboration with the All of Us University Coordinating Center, National Network Coordinating Office, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions.
  • Contribute through scholarly articles, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the NNLM All of Us national program.

 

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in public libraries or with public library staff OR experience with the public health workforce
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating new programs
  • Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
  • Proficiency in software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Web-based applications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Significant project management experience
  • Experience with precision medicine concepts
  • Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs
  • Extensive health information programming or community health education experience

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 10, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/AllofUsUMB.    

MINIMUM SALARY: $53,000, commensurate with experience

 

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

 

ENVIRONMENT:

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

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

 

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

 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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Discussion Health Professionals & Evaluation Coordinator, Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, (apply by Nov. 10 for full consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:37 pm

Health Professionals & Evaluation Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

 http://bit.ly/HPECoord

Health Professionals & Evaluation Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

 http://bit.ly/HPECoord

The Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator oversees development of professional health information topic and training areas and leads the SEA in conducting assessment and evaluation of the regional medical library program.

 

The Health Professionals & Evaluations Coordinator develops outreach projects (including educational objects, award types, and consulting) to improve information access for health professionals and their intermediaries (for example, medical librarians, educators, and organizations such as AHECS) in the region with special emphasis on services to unaffiliated health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workers, and hospital librarians. This position coordinates an overall outreach plan that takes into consideration the health information needs of health care providers and information professionals. The Coordinator organizes the evaluation of SEA programs, including needs analysis, subaward evaluation, and program improvement and develops and maintains the evaluation education program for the region.

 

This is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure and non-permanent status track, faculty position, reporting to the Executive Director of the SEA. The position is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together to facilitate resource sharing, training,and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MI, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV.

 

For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as regional needs assessment and evaluation liaison for outreach initiatives
  • Serve as liaison to NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO).
  • Conduct needs assessments and implements training programs
  • Consult with NEO and other NNLM Regions and provide training/consultation on developing and applying effective evaluation techniques for outreach awards
  • Develop educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites particularly in the areas of effective evaluation techniques and access to quality health information for health professionals
  • Serve as primary staff contact and support to the Special Advisory Group on Outreach to Health Professionals
  • Attend NLM teleconferences and provide regular feedback to NLM on problems or concerns of SEA members
  • Participate in the development, evaluation, and testing of NNLM and NLM products and services
  • Cooperate with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming
  • Maintain standards of accessibility for all resources created and maintained. Accessibility must be in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Accept accountability for NLM deliverables, including workshops, exhibiting, presentations, newsletter contributions, web and social media content
  • Lead projects, task forces, and workgroups as needed to accomplish projects
  • Promote and solicit applications for SEA outreach awards; monitor progress and follow-up for awards in progress
  • Provide support and training to Network members using the NLM Outreach Applications and Online Contract Reports Portal

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods
  • Knowledge of PubMed and other NLM resources
  • Experience with health information education and the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Experience with Moodle and WebEx
  • Familiarity with the MLA CE program and processes for obtaining MLA CE approval
  • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain results from initiating and participating in team efforts
  • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity; initiating interaction with others; and soliciting feedback from partners
  • Comfort with change, flexibility and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 10, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/HPECoord

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $50,000, commensurate with experience

 

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

 

ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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

 

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

 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Discussion Dean of the Library, University of West Georgia, (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:31 pm

Dean of the Library

https://www.westga.edu/administration/facjobs_view.php

The University of West Georgia seeks a dynamic leader for the Ingram Library, the intellectual hub of the campus and a leader in innovation.The collection includes more than 400,000 books, 450 databases, 88,000 print and electronic journals, and numerous other special collections. In addition to its outreach role in the region, the library serves the instructional and research needs of faculty and over 13,500 students, who study on campus and online.  Ingram Library is engaged in various initiatives, including open-access publications, digital scholarship, and community archives. The Dean of Libraries is a tenure-track position that reports directly to the Provost. More information about Ingram Library can be found here: https://www.westga.edu/library/index.php   

Located 45 miles west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is rapidly growing, with programs at the undergraduate level through the doctorate, and a diverse faculty and student population. Our 645-acre campus offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by beautiful green spaces. It ranks as one of the Southeast’s best public regional comprehensive universities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide vision  and leadership for the library within the context of UWG’s Strategic Plan and Engage West
  • Serve as a leader and library advocate within the university and at the state, regional, and national levels
  • Develop, manage, and collaborate with the 15 tenure-track faculty and 23 staff within the library
  • Ensure that services and resources of the library support intellectual inquiry, research, and technological advancement
  • Continue to develop a responsive culture that welcomes change, innovation, and inclusion
  • Oversee the library’s budget, collection, facility, community outreach, and fundraising efforts
  • Document and evaluate the effectiveness of the library’s programs and services

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science
  • Minimum of 5 years in an administrative  role within an academic library
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusive environments, and shared governance
  • Experience in strategic planning, resource allocation, collaborative leadership, library consortia, and relationship building within and beyond the library
  • Knowledge and understanding of future issues and trends in higher education and their impact on academic libraries.

Application Process:

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submissions (in one PDF file if possible) should include a cover letter addressing the qualifications cited above, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references to librarydeansearch@westga.edu.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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