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Working Group for the Resolution on Gun Violence

Discussion Discussion Draft for the Resolution on Gun Violence - your feedback wanted

by Ann Ewbank on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 02:07 pm

Dear ALA Community,

A resolution about the subject of gun violence was passed at the Membership Meeting at ALA Orlando 2016. In accordance with ALA procedures, when the resolution came to ALA Council, they directed the Committee on Legislation and the Intellectual Freedom Committee to establish a working group to continue to work on the resolution.

Dear ALA Community,

A resolution about the subject of gun violence was passed at the Membership Meeting at ALA Orlando 2016. In accordance with ALA procedures, when the resolution came to ALA Council, they directed the Committee on Legislation and the Intellectual Freedom Committee to establish a working group to continue to work on the resolution.

We are inviting all ALA members to provide the working group with feedback on a discussion draft of the resolution. This document is attached. It is by no means final and the working group will consider comments as they continue their work.

You can comment on this ALA Connect post to share your feedback. Or if you wish to share your feedback anonymously, please visit this form: https://goo.gl/forms/M90eDWOr1fAo4m9p2

Please comment or fill out the form by 10/21.

Thank you,

Workgroup Members

Ann Ewbank, COL Chair, co-facilitator
Pam Klipsch, IFC Chair, co-facilitator

Melissa Cardenas-Dow, EDI Implementation Task Force Co-Chair
Aaron Dobbs, LITA Councilor
Aimee Fifarek, Arizona Chapter Councilor
Martin Garnar, EDI Implementation Task Force Co-Chair and IFRT Councilor
Laura Koltutsky, SRRT Councilor
Mike Marlin, Executive Board
Eric Suess, Councilor-at-Large, former IFC member
Christian Zabriskie, Councilor-at-Large, COL member

ALA Staff:
Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director, OIF
Adam Eisgrau, Managing Director, OGR

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head, Software Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (apply by Oct. 24)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 05:05 pm

POSITION: Head, Software Development
AVAILABLE: December 1, 2016

POSITION: Head, Software Development
AVAILABLE: December 1, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for the position of Head, Software Development. The Software Development group is comprised of two teams; the Repository Team, responsible for the development and stewardship of the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR), an institutional repository and preservation platform, and the Core Team, responsible for a wide range of services including the Libraries’ main websites, discovery layer, digital libraries, digital scholarship projects, grant-funded projects, system integrations, and custom applications to support Library operations. The Head recruits, manages, supervises, and leads 12 FTE across the two teams and fosters an environment that values creativity, diversity, teamwork, and innovation. This position also works directly with faculty and staff stakeholders to collaboratively identify and provide solutions that meet end-user and staff needs.

This position provides vision and leadership for library technology services by helping create a flexible and scalable technology infrastructure, facilitating improvements to work processes including software development practices and project management, and developing relationships with stakeholders, including campus IT partners and vendors. The Head collaborates with Infrastructure Management Services on software system architecture planning and provides strategic direction for the evaluation, customization, and implementation of existing technology platforms and systems.

The Head of Software Development reports to the Director of the Library and Information Technology (L&IT). L&IT is a service-oriented program that researches, develops, and supports advanced information systems for the Library, and ensures excellent operational management of information systems and support of end users. The Head is a senior member of the L&IT management team along with counterparts from Infrastructure Management Services and Desktop Support.

The Software Development department uses agile methodologies, versions code, and automates deployment. Continuous integration and test-driven development are goals for the department. Technologies and tools used are primarily open source, and the stack includes: RHEL, PHP (Laravel), Python (Django), Java, Hydra, Fedora, MySQL, Solr, eXist, Capistrano, and GitHub/GitLab. The L&IT division uses Jira, Confluence, and Service Desk to manage and document work.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or an advanced degree in a related field. Minimum of three years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in a technical setting, including planning and allocating resources to support software development. Professional experience in a technical environment focused on application development. Evidence of effective interpersonal competence and excellent oral and written communication skills. Collaborative work ethic and the ability to build effective partnerships, articulate goals, and negotiate priorities.
Preferred: Work experience in higher education and/or an academic research library. Experience developing and leading high functioning teams. Active professional involvement in the library or information technology fields, and demonstrated knowledge of current information technology developments in libraries and higher education. Demonstrated interest in open source communities. Demonstrated interest in communicating individual and team progress through conferences, publishing, code contribution, and other venues. Experience in collaborative and successful grant-writing. Experience with agile methodologies.
The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.
Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
To Apply
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/106554 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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ACRL Board of Directors

File PFE-by-unit-9-26-16

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 04:50 pm

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LITA Bylaws and Organization Committee

Discussion Fall 2016 Committee Report

by H. Frank Cervone on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 03:56 pm

All,

Attached is a copy of the quarterly committee report we send to the LITA Board. Let me know if you have any questions.

Frank

LITA Education Committee

Online Doc Education Committee Report Reporting Period: 1 - September 15

by Mike Kastellec on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 03:24 pm

Education Committee Report Reporting Period: 1 - September 15 Submitted by: Mike Kastellec (mkastellec@gmail.com) on #Submitted The group met 2-3 times during this reporting period.

Education Committee Report Reporting Period: 1 - September 15 Submitted by: Mike Kastellec (mkastellec@gmail.com) on #Submitted The group met 2-3 times during this reporting period. Summary of discussions/work: Nominated Katherine Kimball Adelberg as Vice Chair Shifted to regularly scheduled bi-monthly virtual meetings Appointed secretary; returned to practice of posting meeting notes on Connect; began recording virtual meetings Appointed liasions to CAM (informal), PPC Committed to target of 8 webinars & 4 courses Refreshed membership and goals of (ad hoc) Documentation Working Group Created (ad hoc) Assessment Working Group to analyze past performance and conduct environmental scan In active conversation with PPC liaison and LITA leadership around Annual Preconference programming Finished processing few remaining proposals from Spring 2016 CFP Marketed scheduled programming What will your group be working on for the next three months? Assist with Preconference Move documentation out of drafts into permanent home Process backlog of ideas for programming Begin prep for Spring 2017 CFP (depending on available bandwidth of LITA staff and room in schedule at that point) Work on a few promising leads for new programs Is there anything LITA could have provided during this time that would have helped your group with its work? More robust marketing of scheduled programs Keep Trello cards for handed off programs up to date Clear policies for cancellation or rescheduling of programs Please provide suggestions for future opportunities: Please describe anything you need to bring to the LITA Board for discussion or action at their next meeting. I\'ll discuss this with Ken Additional comments/concerns: 1/1

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Diversity Member Initiative Group

Discussion Institutional diversity efforts - share and discuss?

by Nik Dragovic on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 10:32 am

Hello!
 
I just wanted to quickly reach out and engage the wisdom of our community regarding diversity efforts. At my institution, we are just kicking off a Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. Part of my contribution to this initial stage is a benchmarking effort - developing some awareness of what other libraries are currently doing in this area, and what they have found effective.
 

Hello!
 
I just wanted to quickly reach out and engage the wisdom of our community regarding diversity efforts. At my institution, we are just kicking off a Diversity and Inclusion Working Group. Part of my contribution to this initial stage is a benchmarking effort - developing some awareness of what other libraries are currently doing in this area, and what they have found effective.
 
This has been an interesting exercise, because while I'm intimately familiar with diversity recruitment and development efforts within the profession, I am less aware of efforts that expand to the library patron population and connect to the campus community writ large. So far, I've done some very cursory searching and collecting of resources available on the web (and am happy to share what I have so far if you'd like!). But given that I know so many folks actively involved in diversity programs and efforts, I'd be remiss not to ask advice of colleagues like you. 
 
Some of the kinds of helpful things I've discovered so far include diversity action plans, strategic plans that incorporate diversity efforts, and web content that details the history and coordination of diversity efforts at given institutions. But I'm also interested in learning more generally about programming and ad hoc efforts that could be exchanged more casually. Any kind of advice is welcome at this stage. I think there's a really broad spectrum of input that could help chart our path. 
 
Anyhow, any advice or documentation you're willing to share would be much appreciated! We could start a public discussion here, or feel free to contact me personally (nikdragovic@gmail.com) if you prefer.
 
All the best,
Nik
 

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ALCTS

Discussion Call for LRTS Submissions

by Brooke Morris (staff) on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 02:52 pm

The Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) journal is looking for submissions for its upcoming issues. For more details on the submission process, including how to submit, please see the following.

Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) is ALCTS' peer-reviewed journal that takes a critical approach to the questions and challenges facing librarians and libraries with regard to: 

The Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) journal is looking for submissions for its upcoming issues. For more details on the submission process, including how to submit, please see the following.

Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) is ALCTS' peer-reviewed journal that takes a critical approach to the questions and challenges facing librarians and libraries with regard to: 

  • Collections
  • Scholarly communication
  • Preservation (including digitization)
  • Acquisitions (including licensing and economic aspects of acquisitions)
  • Continuing resources
  • Cataloging (including descriptive metadata, authority control, subject analysis, and classification) 

LRTS publishes both research papers and thoughtful explorations of operational issues that have value and implications for other libraries. In addition, LRTS publishes editorials, book reviews, letters to the editor, and the annual report of the president of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. Content may be browsed at http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/lrts.  

Additional topics are available at http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/info/topics. Author instructions are available at http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/lrts; scroll down to the “For authors” section. Authors have the right to retain copyright and may deposit their papers in their institutional repository. 

LRTS is published for times per year (January, April, July, October). 

Contact LRTS Editor Mary Beth Weber, lrtseditor@ala.org, for more information.  

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ACRL DLS Executive Committee (Distance Learning Section)

Event DLS Exec Committee Monthly Meeting

by Stefanie Buck on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 01:09 pm

DLS Exec Monthly Meeting

DLS Exec Monthly Meeting

2016-10-06

10am-11am (Pacific time)

 

Agenda

 

  1. Approval of minutes from last meeting (Minutes available at

    1. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JWKl9-vzGIMARqb8jZ8sck8RcUn7ZXO4zf2l971s2MU/edit?usp=sharing )

  2. Additions to the agenda

  3. Communication committee (Amanda Ziegler)

    1. Communications committee would like to change our Facebook presence around a little bit- we currently have a public group and no page. We'd like to start a page (like theinstruction section's page) and then change the current group from Open to Closed. We'd like to discuss this with Exec before moving forward.

  4. The Big committee review (Stefanie)

    1. This is a PROPOSED new committee structure. Please take a look, add any comments or thoughts to the document. I want to take time at this meeting to have a structure and productive conversation about this plan so it will help if everyone is prepared.

    2. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1j1Mf1FXyDWooRSmtDmNvbnASnBQN8uHornRfaB5yKmQ/edit?usp=sharing
  5. Round-robin. (Everyone)

    1. What’s up? This is an opportunity to share your committee’s excellent work and touch base with other committees. Also, it’s a good bonding thing.

  6. Other

As always, please connect with oregonstate.webex.com/meet/buckstoregonstate.edu

 

This document at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xiFQxLf4zQMBwYFC-n7PVd-hUvy0rP8x7-Gp...

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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion REMINDER!: ANMIG Twitter Chat

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:51 am

**This message has been sent out to multiple lists. Please excuse any duplication.**

 

**This message has been sent out to multiple lists. Please excuse any duplication.**

 

Do you want to know about ALCTS? Are you a new member of ALCTS or are you considering joining? If you want to learn more about the division and how it can expand your knowledge and skills in collection management and technical services, please join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) on September 29th from 3 to 4 p.m. EST to discuss how ALCTS will help you to get started on your professional development journey. Carolina Delgado and Katy Holder, Co-Chairs of ANMIG, will be hosting the chat. We also have a special guest joining us, Keri Cascio, our ALCTS Executive Director, who will be helping us in answering all your questions. Follow this chat on Twitter: @ALCTS_NMIG 

If you would like to send us questions on the topic beforehand, please submit them to the moderators by twitter or email: Carolina Delgado (@cadelgad or delgadoc@oclc.org) and Katy Holder (@Orangekatyholde or katy.peppel.holder@gmail.com ). We will ask the questions during the chat. ANMIG twitter chats will follow a similar format to other library chats (e.g. #libchat). Moderators will tweet out questions starting with Q [number of question] (e.g. Q1, Q2, and Q3). Followers will tweet back the answers using A [Number of Question] (e.g. A1, A2, and A3). Make sure to use #ANMIGchat in all of your tweets!

We hope to see you there!

 

Carolina Delgado & Katy Holder

ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) Co-Chairs.

@ALCTS_NMIG

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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion ALCTS-ANMIG September Chat Office Open Hours

by Carolina Delgado on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:56 am

Do you want to know about ALCTS? Are you a new member of ALCTS or are you considering joining? If you want to learn more about the division and how it can expand your knowledge and skills in collection management and technical services, please join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) on September 29th from 3 to 4 p.m. EST to discuss how ALCTS will help you to get started on your professional development journey. Carolina Delgado and Katy Holder, Co-Chairs of ANMIG, will be hosting the chat.

Do you want to know about ALCTS? Are you a new member of ALCTS or are you considering joining? If you want to learn more about the division and how it can expand your knowledge and skills in collection management and technical services, please join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) on September 29th from 3 to 4 p.m. EST to discuss how ALCTS will help you to get started on your professional development journey. Carolina Delgado and Katy Holder, Co-Chairs of ANMIG, will be hosting the chat. We also have a special guest joining us, Keri Cascio, our ALCTS Executive Director, who will be helping us in answering all your questions. Follow this chat on Twitter: @ALCTS_NMIG 

If you would like to send us questions on the topic beforehand, please submit them to the moderators by twitter or email: Carolina Delgado (@cadelgad or delgadoc@oclc.org) and Katy Holder (@Orangekatyholde or katy.peppel.holder@gmail.com ). We will ask the questions during the chat. ANMIG twitter chats will follow a similar format to other library chats (e.g. #libchat). Moderators will tweet out questions starting with Q [number of question] (e.g. Q1, Q2, and Q3). Followers will tweet back the answers using A [Number of Question] (e.g. A1, A2, and A3). Make sure to use #ANMIGchat in all of your tweets!

We hope to see you there!

 

Carolina Delgado & Katy Holder

ALCTS New Members Interest Group (ANMIG) Co-Chairs.

@ALCTS_NMIG 

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