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Discussion Learning & Engagement Librarian, Adams State University (apply by Jan. 22)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 04:27 pm

Learning & Engagement Librarian

http://www.adams.edu/library

 

The Nielsen Library at Adams State University is seeking an enthusiastic Learning & Engagement Librarian to lead an innovative information literacy program serving a diverse student population. The successful candidate will employ his or her knowledge of information literacy standards, instructional design principles, and assessment methods to develop a successful, student-centric library instruction program.

 

Learning & Engagement Librarian

http://www.adams.edu/library

 

The Nielsen Library at Adams State University is seeking an enthusiastic Learning & Engagement Librarian to lead an innovative information literacy program serving a diverse student population. The successful candidate will employ his or her knowledge of information literacy standards, instructional design principles, and assessment methods to develop a successful, student-centric library instruction program.

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates and implements the library’s expanding information literacy program. In collaboration with library staff, instructional faculty, and others, assesses student information literacy needs and develops creative and effective models for delivering instruction and measuring learning outcomes.
  • Leads the development of outreach efforts to engage the student community.
  • Leads first-year library instruction sessions and works with the library liaisons to develop instruction sessions for upper-division courses.
  • Teaches library research-related academic courses for credit as an adjunct instructor.
  • Provides reference services in person and online, with some nights and/or weekends required.
  • Acts as a liaison to one or more academic departments and participates in collection development.
  • Serves on campus, regional, and state committees.

 

Candidates should demonstrate that they possess (a) a commitment to student-centered instruction, (b) a passion for mentoring and teaching a diverse student population, (c) a commitment to furthering the university’s mission of Inclusive Excellence, and (d) a vision for expanding programs and other initiatives. The department offers access to a mentoring program, professional development opportunities, and the opportunity to develop experience with all aspects of a small academic library’s programming and operations.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent at time of hire
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Relevant teaching experience
  • Familiarity with information literacy standards and instructional design principles

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Academic library experience
  • Experience working with diverse communities and evidence of valuing equity, treating cultural and linguistic diversity as assets, and promoting inclusiveness
  • Background in social sciences
  • Demonstrated success in designing instructional content and applying emerging learning technologies in support of information literacy goals

 

Salary: $36,504.00 plus additional teaching stipend

 

Departmental and Campus Information:

 

The Nielsen Library supports all academic activities at Adams State University through creative stewardship and development of information resources, academic programming, welcoming and supportive learning spaces, and collaborations with students, faculty, staff, and community members.   The Library is a Student Success oriented facility comprising Library Services as well as several Student Support offices including general advising, career and community engagement services, TRiO, academic tutoring and testing, and other academic success programs.  ASU has been conducting an extensive review and redesign of its undergraduate curriculum and the Library is playing a critical role in this process.  The L&E Librarian will play a critical role in the Nielsen Library’s ongoing role in the new curriculum.

 

Located in the market town of Alamosa, Colorado, Adams State University is a state-supported Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Alamosa lies in the center of the vast San Luis Valley which is designated the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area ( http://sdcnha.org/js). Alamosa is located approximately 3.5 hours from Denver, 1.5 hours from Taos, NM and 2.5 hours from Santa Fe, NM.

 

The university is dedicated to fostering Inclusive Excellence, the recognition that the university’s success depends on valuing, engaging, and including the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, and administrators. Given the university’s mission and student body composition, the department is actively seeking qualified applicants who have experiences, skills, and/or personal attributes that reflect perspectives that can further broaden our students’ educational experience. We will give preference to qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings, who possess varied language skills, a record of research and/or service that supports diverse communities, or a record of supporting a student population that includes historically underrepresented groups and other at-risk populations. Additional information about the university and the Nielsen Library may be found at www.adams.edu.

 

To Apply:

 

Candidates should electronically submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter. Candidates should address how they would work in a multicultural classroom and university setting and contribute to the mission and vision of ASU
  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • Name, title, and contact information for three professional references
  • Copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts with official transcripts to be provided upon hire

 

Send application materials electronically as PDFs to:

 

Rosanna Backen (Chair)

rensley@adams.edu

 

Applications submitted by January 22, 2018 will be given full consideration.

 

In compliance with the Immigration Control Act of 1986 candidate for positions must provide proof of eligibility to work before an officer of employment can be made final. Adams State University performs background checks as a condition of employment for prospective employees and current employees seeking certain promotional opportunities. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of an acceptable background check. Applicants will be asked to provide personal data and sign a release form before the background check is conducted. Applicants who fail to provide the data and consent form will not be considered for employment or promotion. Background checks include review of criminal records and sex offender registry background. Credit and driving record background may apply to certain positions.

 

Adams State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, disability, and, as covered by law, veteran status. In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation including transgender status and gender expression, marital status, and parental status.

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ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

Discussion ALA 2018 Annual Conference Scheduling

by Elois Sharpe (staff) on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 04:18 pm

Dear ACRL CoPA Leaders,

I hope your holiday season is off to a great start!

Although the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans is not until June 21–26, we are already planning for it and I’ll need to have all AC meeting requests by January 5, 2018. Please read the following message carefully, and confirm with me if your group is meeting.

Dear ACRL CoPA Leaders,

I hope your holiday season is off to a great start!

Although the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans is not until June 21–26, we are already planning for it and I’ll need to have all AC meeting requests by January 5, 2018. Please read the following message carefully, and confirm with me if your group is meeting.

Based on member feedback, ALA Conference Services has made some changes to have a more sustainable and navigable Annual Conference. To accommodate meeting requests and reduce the campus size, most meetings will be assigned one-hour or one-and-a-half-hour time slots. You will be able to request your preferred time slot, but please be aware that requests are based on availability and time requests may not be honored.

We sincerely thank you in advance for your patience and understanding, as we work with ALA to respond to member feedback to reduce the conference footprint while trying to accommodate as many meetings as possible. ALA Conference Services will confirm meeting times in spring 2018, and I will send the preliminary schedule once it is released.

ACRL staff will enter your meeting requests for the 2018 Annual Conference into ALA’s meeting database, so please send your meeting requests to me via email by Friday, January 5 per the following guidelines:

Step One:

  • Determine if your group would like to request a meeting space at Annual Conference 2018.
  • Review the new meeting time slots. You may want to consider requesting a meeting on Friday or Monday, or during a non-peak time slot. Peak time slots are Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Please be aware that you may be assigned a different time/day than requested, so that we can better accommodate all meeting requests. Also, meeting virtually is another option you may want to consider.

Time Slots for Friday to Tuesday
8:30–10:00 a.m.
9:00–10:00 a.m.
10:30–11:30 a.m.
1:00–2:00 p.m.
2:30–3:30 p.m.
4:00–5:00 p.m.
4:00–5:30 p.m.
No conflict times: Friday, June 22, 4:00–7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 26, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

  • Review your meeting schedule from the 2017 Annual Conference (PDF).
  • Select your preferred meeting time slot from the above times.

Step Two:

  • If your committee would like to submit a meeting request, please email me by January 5.
    • If you’d like to meet at the same time as you did at AC2017 I will select the time slot that is closest to your AC17 time slot, but please note the date and time will not be confirmed until the spring when the preliminary schedule is released. I will also duplicate your A/V request unless you specify otherwise.
    • If you want to request a new time: Email your specifics to me no later than end of January 5:
    • ACRL Committee Name:
    • Meeting Date:
    • Preferred time slot from above list:
    • Expected Attendance:
    • Room Set (Theater, Conference Hollow Square 20-40; or Banquet Rounds of 10) Note: these room sets are tentative, and staff will do their best to match your request with the most similar option:
    • Specific A/V Requests (i.e., Computer, Projector, Screen, (Microphone—must have more than 40 attendees):
  • If your committee will meet virtually for AC18, please let me know, so I can update my records.

Questions about virtual participation at Annual Conference and virtual meetings?

  • There is limited support from ALA for blended meetings (on-site and virtual) through the Skype kit that can be requested. If you choose to offer a blended meeting, it will be the responsibility of the meeting attendees/chair to provide support to the virtual participants. 
  • Please note a Skype kit allows up to 25 participants via an audio call. The number of visual participants allowed depends upon the platform and the device. However, you are welcome to use your personal network/virtual meeting platform if it is easier for you. For example, some committees have successfully used Google Hangouts to enable multiple people to participate in a blended meeting. Of course, we do not know in advance if the room you are assigned will have good connectivity. Please note that it is not mandatory to attend conference. If your committee should choose to meet virtually, please see the Virtual Meeting Guidelines and Virtual Meeting Request Calendar.

Please let me know if you have any questions. We thank you in advance for your flexibility and cooperation, as we work with ALA Conference Services to create a more manageable conference campus.

Thank you,

Elois Sharpe
Program Coordinator

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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Discussion ALA 2018 Annual Conference Scheduling

by Elois Sharpe (staff) on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 04:13 pm

Dear ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders,

I hope your holiday season is off to a great start!

Although the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans is not until June 21–26, we are already planning for it and I’ll need to have all AC meeting requests by January 5, 2018. Please read the following message carefully, and confirm with me if your group is meeting.

Dear ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders,

I hope your holiday season is off to a great start!

Although the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans is not until June 21–26, we are already planning for it and I’ll need to have all AC meeting requests by January 5, 2018. Please read the following message carefully, and confirm with me if your group is meeting.

Based on member feedback, ALA Conference Services has made some changes to have a more sustainable and navigable Annual Conference. To accommodate meeting requests and reduce the campus size, most meetings will be assigned one-hour or one-and-a-half-hour time slots. You will be able to request your preferred time slot, but please be aware that requests are based on availability and time requests may not be honored.

We sincerely thank you in advance for your patience and understanding, as we work with ALA to respond to member feedback to reduce the conference footprint while trying to accommodate as many meetings as possible. ALA Conference Services will confirm meeting times in spring 2018, and I will send the preliminary schedule once it is released.

ACRL staff will enter your meeting requests for the 2018 Annual Conference into ALA’s meeting database, so please send your meeting requests to me via email by Friday, January 5 per the following guidelines:

Step One:

  • Determine if your group would like to request a meeting space at Annual Conference 2018.
  • Review the new meeting time slots. You may want to consider requesting a meeting on Friday or Monday, or during a non-peak time slot. Peak time slots are Saturday and Sunday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Please be aware that you may be assigned a different time/day than requested, so that we can better accommodate all meeting requests. Also, meeting virtually is another option you may want to consider.

Time Slots for Friday to Tuesday
8:30–10:00 a.m.
9:00–10:00 a.m.
10:30–11:30 a.m.
1:00–2:00 p.m.
2:30–3:30 p.m.
4:00–5:00 p.m.
4:00–5:30 p.m.
No conflict times: Friday, June 22, 4:00–7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 26, 10:00–11:30 a.m.

  • Review your meeting schedule from the 2017 Annual Conference (PDF).
  • Select your preferred meeting time slot from the above times.

 Step Two:

  • If your committee would like to submit a meeting request, please email me by January 5.
    • If you’d like to meet at the same time as you did at AC2017 I will select the time slot that is closest to your AC17 time slot, but please note the date and time will not be confirmed until the spring when the preliminary schedule is released. I will also duplicate your A/V request unless you specify otherwise.
    • If you want to request a new time: Email your specifics to me no later than end of January 5:
    • ACRL Committee Name:
    • Meeting Date:
    • Preferred time slot from above list:
    • Expected Attendance:
    • Room Set (Theater, Conference Hollow Square 20-40; or Banquet Rounds of 10) Note: these room sets are tentative, and staff will do their best to match your request with the most similar option:
    • Specific A/V Requests (i.e., Computer, Projector, Screen, (Microphone—must have more than 40 attendees):
  • If your committee will meet virtually for AC18, please let me know, so I can update my records.

 Questions about virtual participation at Annual Conference and virtual meetings?

  • There is limited support from ALA for blended meetings (on-site and virtual) through the Skype kit that can be requested. If you choose to offer a blended meeting, it will be the responsibility of the meeting attendees/chair to provide support to the virtual participants. 
  • Please note a Skype kit allows up to 25 participants via an audio call. The number of visual participants allowed depends upon the platform and the device. However, you are welcome to use your personal network/virtual meeting platform if it is easier for you. For example, some committees have successfully used Google Hangouts to enable multiple people to participate in a blended meeting. Of course, we do not know in advance if the room you are assigned will have good connectivity. Please note that it is not mandatory to attend conference. If your committee should choose to meet virtually, please see the Virtual Meeting Guidelines and Virtual Meeting Request Calendar.

Please let me know if you have any questions. We thank you in advance for your flexibility and cooperation, as we work with ALA Conference Services to create a more manageable conference campus.

Thank you,

Elois Sharpe
Program Coordinator

 

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RUSA Interest Group: Financial Literacy

Online Doc Resources discussed in RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group Online Discussions 2017

by Lauren Reiter on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 01:24 pm

General/Research

General/Research

Programming/Marketing

Educational Resources on General and Specific Personal Finance Topics

Collection Development

Partnerships

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion User Experience Librarian, University at Albany (apply by Jan. 19)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 01:22 pm

User Experience Librarian

https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=92430

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek applications for an energetic, flexible, and innovative User Experience Librarian. This position will report to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Department.

Responsibilities:

User Experience Librarian

https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=92430

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek applications for an energetic, flexible, and innovative User Experience Librarian. This position will report to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with and leads the Website Development Team in maintaining a functional, attractive and usable website and mobile website.

 

  • Conducts website accessibility audits and tracks website usage.

 

  • Plans and coordinates usability assessment for digital and physical library resources and spaces.

 

  • Serves on the Online Public Interface Committee and collaborates with colleagues to enhance the interfaces of all the University Libraries’ discovery products and systems.

 

  • Stays abreast of trends related to user-centered design and works collaboratively with colleagues to implement projects and programs designed to improve users’ experience of the University Libraries.

 

  • Participates in initiatives of the Reference and Research Services Department.

 

  • Provides general reference service during assigned hours at the reference desk in the University Library (may include evenings and weekends) to students, faculty, staff and community users, in person, by phone, via chat, and through the Personalized Assistance with Searching (PAWS) consultation service.

 

  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion.

 

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications)

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=92430

 

Application deadline: January 19, 2018

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

 

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

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RUSA Interest Group: Financial Literacy

Discussion Financial Literacy and Libraries Showcase

by Lauren Reiter on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 01:18 pm

Join the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group on December 14th from 1:00-2:00 PM Central for a discussion and showcase of programming, projects, research, and other activities conducted by libraries and librarians related to financial literacy. Members of the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group will provide practical examples of their financial literacy activities. Please come ready to gather ideas and share your own experiences!

Use the following link to join the discussion: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r19srsukafb/
Optional dial in:
1-866-718-7314
Passcode: 91920045#

Please contact Lauren Reiter, lmr29@psu.edu, with any questions about the RUSA Financial Literacy Interest Group or this discussion.

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Universal Accessibility Interest Group (ACRL)

Online Doc Introductory Resources for Web Accessibility

by Adina Mulliken on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm

*NEW TO THIS PAGE*

Accessible Instructional Materials and the Siskiyou Joint Community College District Settlement (November 20, 2016)

Miami University Agrees to Overhaul Critical Technologies to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit (October 17, 2016)

Riley-Huff, D.A. (2015). Supporting Web Accessibility Through Rich Internet Applications: Insights for Libraries, in Anne Woodsworth , W. David Penniman (ed.) Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries (Advances in Librarianship, 40) Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Walker, W., & Keenan, T. (2015). Do You Hear What I See? Assessing Accessibility of Digital Commons and CONTENTdm. Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 27(2), 69-87.


Laitano, M.I. (2015). Web Accessibility in the Argentine Public University Space. Revista española de Documentación Científica38(1), e079.
 
Yoon, K., Hulscher, L. & Dols, R. (2016). Accessibility and Diversity in Library and Information Science: Inclusive Information Architecture for Library Websites. The Library Quarterly. 86 (2), 213-229.

Blechner, A.J. (2015). Improving Usability of Legal Research Databases for Users with Print Disabilities. Legal Reference Services Quarterly. 34(2), 138-175. doi:10.1080/0270319X.2015.1048647

 

Introductions to Web Accessibility:  

WebAIM Introduction to Web Accessibility

Video clips of people using & explaining screen readers:

Accessibility: Introduction to the Screen Reader

Screen Readers and the Web 
"Learn relatively easy tips Web designers can use to increase access to the Web by a variety of users."

Automated accessibility checkers for webpages:

WAVE Accessibility Checker 
“WAVE is…  used to aid humans in the web accessibility evaluation process. Rather than providing a complex technical report, WAVE shows the original web page with embedded icons and indicators that reveal the accessibility of that page.”  People who do not have experience with web coding can share the results of the accessibility checker with IT staff.

WC3 list of web accessibility evaluation tools

Automated checker for readability:

The Readability Test Tool

Automated checkers for colorblindness accessibility:

Vischeck

Colorblind Webpage Filter

Adobe Captivate:

Accessibility FAQ

Libguides:

Formatting for Accessibility and Usability from University of Waterloo

Information about accessibility of databases and other vendor resources:

Ebook collections vendor accessibility

Blecher, A.J. (2015). Improving Usability of Legal Research Databases for Users with Print Disabilities. Legal Reference Services Quarterly. 34(2), 138-175. doi:10.1080/0270319X.2015.1048647

DeLancey, L. (2015). Assessing the accuracy of vendor-supplied accessibility documentation. Library Hi Tech, 33(1), 103-113. doi:10.1108/LHT-08-2014-0077

Haanperä, T., & Nieminen, M. (2013). Usability of web search interfaces for blind users - A review of digital academic library user interfacesin Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services for Quality of Life Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8011, 2013, pp 321-330.

Riley-Huff, D.A. (2015). Supporting Web Accessibility Through Rich Internet Applications: Insights for Libraries, in Anne Woodsworth , W. David Penniman (ed.) Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and the Inclusive Future of Libraries (Advances in Librarianship, 40) Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Schmetzke, Axel.  Accessibility of Online Library Catalogs, Indexes and Databases, and Other Library/Information Resources. This is a bibliography that includes a section on “Research Studies” and a section on “Vendor provided information” but is not currently updated.

Schmetzke, Axel. Web access in the campus and library environment This is an extensive guide to resources but is not currently updated.

Screen Reading and Library Resources.  Suffolk University Library's list of accessible databases.

Tatomir, Jennifer and Joan C. Durrance. (2010) Overcoming the information gap: Measuring the accessibility of library databases to adaptive technology users. Library Hi Tech, 28 (4) 577 - 594

Walker, W., & Keenan, T. (2015). Do You Hear What I See? Assessing Accessibility of Digital Commons and CONTENTdm. Journal Of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 27(2), 69-87.

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) Repository

Accessibility of Library Websites:

Laitano, M.I. (2015). Web Accessibility in the Argentine Public University Space. Revista española de Documentación Científica38(1), e079.
 
Yoon, K., Hulscher, L. & Dols, R. (2016). Accessibility and Diversity in Library and Information Science: Inclusive Information Architecture for Library Websites. The Library Quarterly. 86 (2), 213-229.

Web Accessibility Technical Standards:

Section 508 Standards. § 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0

Policy on Web Accessibility:

Frequently Asked Questions About the June 29, 2010, Dear Colleague Letter
This is a joint letter from the US Department of Justice and the Office of Civil Rights

QUOTE: “Does the DCL [Dear Colleague Letter] apply to all school operations and all faculty and staff?
A: Yes. All school operations are subject to the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 and the ADA. Thus, all faculty and staff must comply with these requirements…. The law applies to all faculty and staff, not just a Section 504 or ADA coordinator or staff members designated to assist students with disabilities. All faculty and staff must comply with the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 and the ADA in their professional interactions with students, because these interactions are part of the operations of the school. So, for example, if an adjunct faculty member denies a student who is blind an equal opportunity to participate in a course by assigning inaccessible course content, the school can be held legally responsible for the faculty member’s actions. Therefore, schools should provide, and faculty and staff should participate in, professional development about accessibility and emerging technology, and about the role of faculty and staff in helping the school to comply with disability discrimination laws.”

Report of the ARL Joint Task Force on Services to Patrons with Print Disabilities (Nov. 2, 2012)

Advanced Notice of Public Rulemaking: “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations” (July 2010)
Summary: This “ANPRM on web accessibility and DOJ settlements … in recent years indicate that DOJ is likely to derive its regulatory standards for web accessibility, whenever they are published, from the Rehabilitation Act Section 508 technology accessibility standards federal agencies and contractors must meet and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).”  (This summary is from an Educause blog)

Report of the Advisory Commission on Accessible Instructional Materials in Postsecondary Education for Students with Disabilities
This independent Commission was established by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

QUOTES: “every postsecondary institution should offer a mandatory system-wide orientation for faculty, staff, teaching assistants and administrators concerning strategies for ensuring accessibility in all aspects of the education enterprise, including readings, courseware and instructional technology, assessments and instructor-made materials.” Page 79

“The transition to AIM [Accessible Instructional Materials] needs to be supported by training of students and support for students who are not adept in the use of digital technologies.” Page  52

Providenti, Michael and Robert Zai III. (2007). Web accessibility at academic libraries: standards, legislation, and enforcement. Library Hi Tech, 25 (4) 494.

Web Accessibility Resolutions Agreements, Settlements and Lawsuits in Higher Education:

Accessible Instructional Materials and the Siskiyou Joint Community College District Settlement (November 20, 2016)

Miami University Agrees to Overhaul Critical Technologies to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit (October 17, 2016)

Harvard and MIT are Sued Over Lack of Closed Captions. (February 12, 2015) article from New York Times.

University of Cincinnati Resolution Agreement [pdf] (December 8, 2014)

Youngstown State University Resolution Agreement [pdf] (November, 2014)

University of Montana Accessibility Resolution Agreement (March 19, 2014)

Civil Rights Agreement Reached with South Carolina Technical College System on Accessibility of Websites to People with Disabilities (March 8, 2013)

Settlement Agreement Between the United States of America, Louisiana Tech University, and the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (July 23, 2013)

Settlement between Penn State University and National Federation of the Blind," (2011)

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Academic Technology Librarian, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 11:51 am

Academic Technology Librarian

http://careers.pageuppeople.com/743/cw/en-us/job/495407/academic-technol...

The Daniel Library at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina invites applications for an Academic Technology Librarian. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position.  The Citadel, located in Charleston, South Carolina, consistently ranks as the #1 Public College in the South (offering up to a master's degree) in U.S. News & World Report's Education Rankings. Charleston continuously wins awards for friendliness, best restaurants, tourist attractions, and more.

 

This position is a superb opportunity for the individual who seeks to enhance or prove their leadership skills, advance their professional abilities, and enrich a vibrant, intellectual organization.  The Daniel Library seeks individuals with a zest for continuously improving themselves and the organization they are a part of.

 

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an ability and passion to work in a complex, changing environment with a resourceful, flexible, and innovative attitude.  He or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students. 

 

The Daniel Library is a dynamic organization that continually strives to optimize its operations, services, and responsibilities.  The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and managing The Citadel Makerspace, an emerging technologies and interdisciplinary learning lab run by Daniel Library. These efforts include, but are not limited to, daily operations, scheduling and supervision of staff, instruction, programming, outreach, and physical and digital displays. This position plays a vital role in strengthening the relationship between The Citadel Makerspace and the research interests and needs of the campus community. Additionally, the Academic Technology Librarian will provide leadership for the selection and implementation of technology for Daniel Library, including equipment, furniture, and software, and serve as the library’s operational liaison to The Citadel’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to:

 

Work in a team environment, with a focus on continuously enhancing the user experience.

Provide research and technology assistance through individual consultations at the Research and Information Desk, through virtual reference services, and during library instruction sessions.

Provide liaison programs, services, and collections to academic departments.

Teach instructional sessions at all degree levels, to include the freshman orientation courses.

Participate in campus-wide and library assessment programs.

Create and maintain online research and technology guides.

Additionally, ongoing professional development in the areas of instruction, technology, and reference skills is expected. Tenure and promotion are dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, scholarship, and service to the college and community.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library/Information Science.

Minimum of one year of higher education library instruction and reference experience, or its equivalent.

Strong computing, communication, interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues in a collaborative team-based organization and flexibility in adapting to change.

Experience with the following technologies: 3D printing, 3D scanning, CNC milling, and other creative and emerging technologies.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

Understanding of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing and communication.

Proficiency in library information technology or desire to learn library information technology skills and hardware/software such as ILS, network troubleshooting, and more.

Management/supervisory experience.

Project management experience.

Administrative experience with any of the following technologies: EDS, EZProxy, Millennium, Springshare.

Experience coding for web technologies including: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, MySQL, or JQuery.

 

Note: In addition to the online application, a cover letter and resume is required. Please address specifically your experience with the application of technology in research and scholarship, collaborative/innovative projects to which you have contributed or led, and why you would like to become a Citadel Librarian. Briefly describe your professional philosophy or values.

Some evening/weekend hours and minimal travel are required.

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ALCTS CaMMS Committee on Cataloging: Asian & African Materials (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Discussion CC:AAM Statement in Support of the Internationalization of BIBFRAME

by Robert Rendall on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 10:46 am

On Dec. 13, 2017, CC:AAM voted to approve the following Statement in Support of the Internationalization of BIBFRAME.

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CC:AAM Statement in Support of the Internationalization of BIBFRAME

On Dec. 13, 2017, CC:AAM voted to approve the following Statement in Support of the Internationalization of BIBFRAME.

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CC:AAM Statement in Support of the Internationalization of BIBFRAME

The Committee on Cataloging: Asian and African Materials (CC:AAM) strongly encourages an early focus on issues related to internationalization in the development of BIBFRAME, and offers to assist with pursuing that goal. Recognizing that efforts have already begun to address these issues, the Committee submits for consideration the following recommendations to improve global discovery and access to resources described using BIBFRAME.

A checklist for developing internationalization specifications can be found here:

http://www.w3.org/International/techniques/developing-specs?collapse

General considerations

Character encoding:

The full, most recent Unicode character repertoire should always be valid for encoding as UTF-8 in BIBFRAME, subject only to possible "exclusions a priori" such as those currently defined for MARC 21.

https://www.loc.gov/marc/specifications/speccharucs.html#exclusions

Original script and romanization:

To meet the needs of different libraries and cataloging communities and to accommodate both legacy and newly created data, BIBFRAME will need to be able to support a continuing environment of mixed practices including both non-Latin script and/or romanization. Libraries may wish to display the original script of all resources (Latin or non-Latin), or Latin script only (whether original or romanized), or both. In this context it will be particularly important to leave behind our MARC-era assumption that Latin script should always be treated as the default.

Treating all original script (Latin or non-Latin) consistently and coding romanization as a secondary, derived form of transcription will allow flexibility in display and permit targeted provision of access appropriate for different contexts. Original script should be clearly identified, and transliteration into any other script may be coded using subtags (see below). Each instance of transliteration should be clearly linked to its original script (if present) to allow for coordinated display when both are included.

Language tags:

We highly recommend adhering to BCP 47 (Internet Best Current Practice for the use of language tags in cases where it is desirable to indicate the language used in an information object), where possible. Following BCP47 will allow for the greatest possible interoperability with other data on the web.  Language tags should be used in lower case.

https://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp47

Consider tagging romanized fields using variant subtags or as per BCP 47 Extension T - Transformed Content.

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6497

Implementation-level considerations:

Character encoding:

A decision should be made on how to handle the byte order mark (BOM) in BIBFRAME: whether to require it, and how to use it.

Original script and romanization:

The treatment of bidirectional text will involve decisions on control characters and markup, and should be considered with reference to UAX #9:

http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr9/

Values for directionality that need to be supported include “ltr”, “rtl”, and “auto”.

The level of rendering support for complex scripts can be expected to vary between browser versions and platforms.

Normalization:

BIBFRAME implementers should consider using Unicode Normalization Form C, following W3C specifications for the World Wide Web and XML.

http://unicode.org/reports/tr15/#Norm_Forms

Language tags:

Most existing MARC data incorporates use of the language codes found in ISO 693-2/B. While the codes in this standard are useful, it may be necessary in implementation to accommodate the codes from ISO 639-1 (2-letter codes) and ISO 639-3 as well. ISO 639-1 covers a subset of widely used languages, while ISO 639-3 allows for much greater specificity in language identification than the other two codes.

https://www.sil.org/x-iso639-3

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