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Week of Tuesday, June 14
Send a handwritten thank-you note to one of your library's summer supporters.
For most of us, summer is a busy and hectic time, and we can't do it alone!
This week, send a thank-you note to a supporter who's helped make it possible for you to deliver an unforgettable experience for kids and families this summer.
Consider how a co-worker, library administrator, parent, teacher, community partner, local business owner, or elected offcial has made a difference by supporting your efforts.
Put your thoughts into a handwritten note that expresses your gratitude and includes a specific example of his/her impact. You'll make that person's day with your personal touch.
Cultivating relationships with our summer supporters is Everyday Advocacy in action!
Post your successes and challenges here so we can start a great discussion about Week Two.
Week of Tuesday, June 7
Talk up your community's summer library program with at least one stakeholder.
Everyday Advocacy helps you take small steps that make a big difference for the youth and families we collectively serve through libraries.
This week, talk up the many ways libraries keep kids reading and learning throughout the summer months. We're not just talking public libraries here. School libraries and school librarians also champion summer achievement, and many partner with local public libraries to make out-of-school months awesome for kids and families!
Here are just a few starting points for talking up your community's summer reading program or summer learning challenge:
If you work in a public library, identify at least one stakeholder (e.g. a parent, a business owner, a park district administrator) whom you've not yet reached with your summertime elevator speech. Find that common ground and capitalize on it to show how you're both working to improve outcomes for youth in your community.
If you work in a school library, reach out to a stakeholder and talk up the ways summer library engagement helps students maintain and build their learning between school years. Instead of talking about "summer slide," try using the term "summer stride" to demonstrate how libraries help kids get a head start on the new school year.
Talking up the your community's summer library program is Everyday Advocacy in action!
Post your successes and challenges here so we can start a great discussion about Week One.
Week of Tuesday, June 21
Help Dr. Carla Hayden become Librarian of Congress!
For the first time in more than 60 years, a librarian—Dr. Carla Hayden—is poised to become Librarian of Congress.
Dr. Hayden is just one vote away from confirmation, and she needs the majority of U.S. Senators (51 or more) to say "Yes!" when the vote takes place.
So how can you help Dr. Hayden?
Visit the ALA Legislative Action Center for all the details on how you can reach your Senators with this important message.
Asking your U.S. Senators to confirm Dr. Hayden as Librarian of Congress is Everyday Advocacy in action!
Post your successes and challenges here so we can start a great discussion about Week Three.
Contained in this post are:
*The ACRL EBSS Advisory Council New Leader Orientation presentation document in PDF format from the June 23, 2016 orientation (one slide with corrected institutional information for a member) titled ebss_newleaders_2016_final.pdf .
*ACRL link to the ACRL EBSS Advisory Council New Leader Orientation Recording (1:05PM CST; Duration: 00:55:26 minutes; http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p5dyotoowex/ which requires Shockwave plugin and works best in Firefox
*ACRL EBSS Advisory Council New Leader Orientation Chat transcript (4 pages) in DOCX format titled ACRL EBSS Advisory Council New Leader Orientation Chat 160623.docx
*Web information sheet for new chairs (1 page) submitted by Web Managers Sara Memmott and Tina Mullins in DOC format titled EBSSWebInfoSheet2016-17.doc
The link to the 2016 version of the EBSS Manual (PDF format is the nicest) is http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/acrlsections/eb...
Title: ACRL EBSS Advisory Council New Leader Orientation
Recording Date: 06/23/2016 1:05PM CST
Duration: 00:55:26 minutes
I first wanted to say that I am very excited to start my term as president of the Round Table. I had the opportunity to talk with both board members and the general membership and there is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm moving forward.
Two big things that we will be working on is this coming year is consolidating the voice of the GameRT, providing a central outreach to membership and publishers that speaks to all of the ways that they can be involved. The second is increasing our outreach and communication with the membership, creating conversational spaces and resources where members and interests are. So look for GameRT communities to pop up in steam, BGG and more.
This year's annual was a great success. ALAPlay had 400+ people pass through to explore, learn and play. A huge thanks to all the members who helped put together and run the event.
- We had 10 local Orlando game designers come in to showcase their games in the Unpub area.
- Diane Robson and her team from UNT brought in an Oculus Rift along with other devices to share in the digital petting zoo.
- I ran two hybrid escape room games
- Paizo, Konami, Haba, Mayfair, Asmodee, Fantasy Flight and Word Winder were there demoing their games for attendees.
- PHD Games came in with a team of folk who ran demos of some of the most popular games as well.
The GameRT Booth on the exhibit floor did a great job of outreach, sharing the great work that we do with attendees. Another huge thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out in that space. Our booth hosted ourselves, along with HABA Games and Konami. We were able to generate a lot of excitement about the RT with new librarians and we got great feedback from members as well.
Connected with the booth was the Gaming Lounge, a 20x20 space on the exhibit floor that featured publisher demos, open gaming and a sharing session. The lounge continues to grow and was well utilized for most of the hours it was open.
The GameRT also had a number of associated sessions and events that were well received.
- Saturday morning a panel of librarians and industry experts spoke on the role of games in libraries to over 50 attendees on the Gaming and Graphic Novel Stage.
- Saturday morning also featured the International Games Day Committee meeting which generated a lot of interest and enthusiasm. We already have over 300 libraries signed up to participate.
- Saturday afternoon, NY and Chicago Public Libraries talked about initiatives to a standing room of close to 80 people at the GameRT's sponsored session.
- Sunday morning, a team from the University of North Texas shared tips and tricks for preserving and processing games for efficient circulation.
- Sunday afternoon featured a number of librarians who took part in a sharing session in the game lounge with topics that covered: Escape Rooms, Preservation and Processing, Genrification and Cataloging, Gaming Events, and the Duskers video game club.
It was a fantastic conference with a lot of positive energy and excitement. I am very much looking to working with the board to continue to grow the Round Table and move forward into new areas.
Teaching and Learning Program Manager
and Liaison Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
(Librarian I or II)
The MIT Libraries seek a program manager to advance a next-generation instruction program that is aligned with MIT educational initiatives, innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship, and the “learn by doing” culture at MIT. In an era in which the success of almost every endeavor requires expert use of information, and solving global problems may require revising knowledge practices across many disciplines, academic libraries can make a unique contribution. The T&L Program Manager and Liaison will collaborate with partners throughout the MIT Libraries and across campus to advance the abilities of scholars to work effectively in the evolving networked information landscape as well as help shape it.
Program management responsibilities:
• Systematically integrate knowledge about teaching and research at MIT into an evolving library instruction program.
• Lead the development of a library T&L program that builds the teaching skills of library staff, supports faculty who are teaching with technology, and brings research into practice.
• Align the Library’s instruction program with major MIT initiatives, such as online and blended learning, as well as pedagogical approaches being developed in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities.
• Develop collaborative relationships with programs and offices that are constructing the future of education at MIT.
• Assist library colleagues supporting all disciplines to implement high-impact teaching plans for both in-person and online learning.
• Establish a sustainable assessment regimen for the instruction program that gives insight on program impact and drives continuous improvement.
• Use knowledge of national and international trends in T&L to inform local planning.
• Serve as liaison to interdisciplinary programs in the humanities and social sciences, primarily Comparative Media Studies/Writing (CMS/W).
• Support those communities through outreach, instruction, reference and collections work.
• Connect liaison work and relevant CMS/W scholarship with the instruction program, instructional technology projects and instructional design.
The incumbent will be part of the Department of Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services (LIRS), working closely with the e-learning librarian and with other library units. Participation on committees and in system-wide initiatives to enhance the quality and impact of library services is a responsibility of all MIT library professionals. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect essential in a multicultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research, and program development are encouraged to apply.
• Master’s degree in information and library science or other relevant field.
• Experience teaching in higher education.
• Successful program development and evaluation.
• Experience working with faculty to integrate technology in face-to-face, blended and online teaching environments.
• Facility, mastery, and independent exploration of a range of technologies and pedagogical practices relevant to teaching and learning.
• Ability to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment: appropriately taking initiative or seeking guidance, working independently or collaboratively, coordinating projects, leading teams, and helping others succeed.
• Excellent skills for sharing information appropriately in multiple contexts.
• Evidence of successful coordination and collaboration across organizational boundaries.
• Evidence of potential to lead change and implement new services and work methods.
Teaching and Learning Program Manager
and Liaison Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
(Librarian I or II)
• Advanced degree or coursework in learning sciences, instructional design or other relevant field.
• Experience with educational research.
• Participation in course design and/or efforts aimed at assessing student learning.
• Project management experience or education.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: $55,000 is minimum entry-level salary. Actual salary and appointment classification (Librarian I or II) will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.
Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by July 25, 2016; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.
The MIT Libraries support the Institute's programs of research and study with holdings of more than 2.9 million print volumes and 3.1 million special format items, and terabytes of MIT-owned digital content. In addition, rare special collections, Institute records, historical documents, and papers of noted faculty are held in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. Library resources and services are accessible to students and researchers through the Libraries’ website (http://libraries.mit.edu/), and library spaces are widely available for both collaborative work and quiet study. Library resources are supplemented by innovative services for bioinformatics, GIS, metadata, social science and other research data. Through a culture that encourages innovation and collaboration, the MIT Libraries are redefining the role of the 21st century library – making collections more accessible than ever before, and shaping the future of scholarly research. Library staff, at all levels, contribute to this spirit of innovation and to the mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond.
The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in ArchivesSpace, arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, the BorrowDirect, DDI Alliance, DuraSpace, HathiTrust, CLIR/Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, EDUCAUSE, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, NISO, North East Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, ORCID, and TRAIL. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO’s Discovery Service. DSpace@MIT, a digital repository developed over the past ten years by the MIT Libraries, serves to capture, preserve and communicate the intellectual output of MIT's faculty and research community. Other MIT repositories include: Dome, a second DSpace instance, providing access to a sizable image collection and other digital collections owned by the MIT Libraries; the MIT Geodata Repository for a diverse collection of GIS Data; and MIT’s DataVerse for licensed social science datasets.
Feel free to get in touch with questions.
Collections Strategist for Arts & Humanities
Science, Technology, & Society (STS) Librarian
Coordinator, Arts & Humanities Community of Practice
MIT Libraries | Hayden Library | 14S-230
77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
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The Award Winning San Antonio Public Library is hiring for multiple positions. SAPL is opening two new locations in 2016!
Please review the postings below and keep looking as we will continue to post for vacancies as some other positions get vacant due to promotions and additional additions. Cut and paste this link: sanantonio.gov/HR/Careercenter.aspx
You can filter by library and these positions will show up:
Librarian I (Part-Time) - $18.47/Hour 06/30/16
Librarian II-Children's Services - Full-Time $42,259.36 - $63,389.04 Annually 07/15/16
Librarian II/Children's Services - Full-Time $42,259.36 - $63,389.04 Annually 07/06/16
Librarian III/Branch Manager - Full-Time $46,484.88 - $69,727.32 Annually 07/15/16
If you have any questions please feel free to call or email me:
Library Services Administrator
San Antonio Public Library
PAULINE JUNE & GEORGE POLLAK LIBRARY
DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL SERVICES
Invites librarians to apply for
Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian
California State University Fullerton Pollak Library is seeking an energetic librarian who is innovative, technologically adept and service oriented, with a background in implementing and managing digital scholarship, publishing and scholarly communications programs at the university level.
The Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining services to faculty, students and researchers through the implementation and maintenance of a scholarly digital repository and other publishing options involving targeted outreach and educational support to the Cal State Fullerton campus population; monitors current developments in scholarly communications, authors’ rights, copyright law, Creative Commons licenses, open access, legislative initiatives, and institutional repositories; and shares that expertise with faculty, library staff, and students. The Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian works in collaboration with the California State University Chancellor’s Office personnel and with institutional repository managers across the CSU on system-wide projects.
The successful candidate will have:
• Experience working with digital scholarship, digital libraries, and institutional repositories;
• Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
• Project management experience, the ability to work collaboratively, and excellent problem solving skills;
• Knowledge of data management requirements for federal grants and publishers.
Positive tenure and promotion decisions require taking part in scholarly and professional activities and serving on department, library, and university committees.
• Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.
• At least two or more years of experience with digital publishing, institutional repositories and digital library management.
• Considerable experience consulting with teaching faculty, administrators and/or students to recruit content for digital scholarship projects.
• Knowledge of high impact practices, pedagogy, problem-based learning and familiarity with undergraduate and graduate-level research.
• Evidence of engaging in scholarly/professional activities (or interest/efforts toward such activities).
• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability and willingness to work in a team environment and on projects within other units of the library.
• Ability to work effectively and collegially with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, staff, faculty, and community.
• A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
• Knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing, author self-archiving and publishers’ policies, as well as knowledge of specific digital libraries and institutional repositories software.
• Experience managing data in a Fedora-based repository system.
• Experience creating and maintaining webpages in a Drupal content management system.
• Proficiency in a variety of metadata standards, such as EAD, MSL, RDF Dublin Core, MODS, and state-of-the-art digitization practices.
• Experience with text layout and web design, HTML5, CSS, PHP/MySQL.
Rank & Salary
This is a tenure track position and will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include health/vision/dental plans, defined benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; spouse/domestic partner/dependent fee-waiver as well as access to campus child-care. For a detailed description of benefits, go tohttp://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.asp
August 15, 2016
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to:https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 8747BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
1. Letter of interest (relating your experience to the required qualifications) addressed to Dr. Scott Hewitt, Interim University Librarian
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Three letters of reference (see instructions below)
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
For questions about the position, please call: (657) 278-4460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will continue to be accepted until recommendations for appointments are made.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with approximately 2,151 full- and part-time faculty and a diverse student body of approximately over 38,948 enrolled in Fall 2015. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 55 at the baccalaureate level and 54 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $22.7 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2014-15. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 5th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.
Barbara A. Miller, MLIS
Department Chair, Technical Services
Chicana & Chicano Resource Center Librarian
Pollak Library, Cal State Fullerton
JOB Title: Deputy Director
The Atlanta University Center - Robert W. Woodruff Library supports the teaching and learning missions of four institutions of higher learning that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs—Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, and Spelman College. Conveniently located and easily accessible to the campuses, the Woodruff Library is a shared resource for the intellectual and cultural life at the Atlanta University Center.
The Atlanta University Center – Robert W. Woodruff Library is committed to displaying excellence in our delivery of service. To continue our excellence in program and services, the library seeks a collaborative, innovative, mission-focused leader to assist in providing vision, leadership, and direction for the library’s operations and services. Serving as a member of the organization’s management team, the Deputy Director will have primary responsibility for user service outcomes and for strategic guidance of the Archives Research Services department (ARC), Collection and Content Management department (CCM), Digital Services department (DSD), and the Discovery and Access Services department (DAS). The Deputy Director will serve as a member of and may facilitate meetings of the library’s Faculty Advisory Council, Student Advisory Council, and the Scholarly Communications working group. The Deputy Director works closely with faculty of the member institutions to advance the strategic priorities of the library. May serve as a liaison for selected activities of the library’s Board of Trustees. This position reports to the CEO and Library Director and functions as the administrator-in-charge in the absence of the CEO and Library Director. The incumbent is significantly engaged in the profession and has experience with non-profit governance.
• Participates in strategic planning, development of new initiatives, budgeting, resource and policy development, and governance
• Assists the CEO/Library Director in the drafting and review of policy, budgeting, and planning Responsible for development of user procedures, allocation and management of library acquisitions to include the negotiation of license agreements for print and electronic resources
• Participates in the line of approvals for accounts payable to include staff travel and training and works to ensure responsible stewardship of budget
• Supervision of ARC, CCM, DSD, and DAS departments to include collaboration in recruitment and retention strategies
• In conjunction with relevant library departments, builds and sustains partnerships with AUC member institutions and external organizations to increase the visibility and use of the library
• Evaluate and reimagine library functions and services to best meet the needs of member institution constituents
• Works with appropriate library administrators and staff to promote and evaluate library services that impact student learning and influence continuous improvement of library operations based upon the analysis of assessment results
• Responsible for development and submission of library reports in support of accreditations and other studies required by the member institutions
• Develop and disseminate essential communications to staff and users.
• Serve on faculty committees of member institutions as assigned
• Actively engage in professional development, research, and publication/presentation of knowledge in the library and within the profession
• Participate in grant development and implementation
• Function as administrator-in-charge in the absence of CEO/Director
• ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science
• Five or more years in a supervisory role
• Three or more years of experience working with technical services, public services and/or archival services
• Proven record of leadership and an ability to articulate messaging in a manner that is engaging for a wide variety of audiences.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse members of an academic and public community
• Ability to synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and to communicate results using selected presentation styles and formats effectively
• Experience managing library operations to include resources and budgets with evidence of progressively increasing scope of responsibility
• Ability to independently set priorities, adapt and drive change initiatives, and successfully manage projects
• Knowledge of current practices and emerging trends in higher education and libraries
• Experience managing conflict involving staff and users
• Experience licensing scholarly content and negotiating with library vendors
• Experience with grants writing
• Experience on or working with governing boards
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salary commensurate with experience
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at email@example.com. Please include three professional references and salary requirements. Review of resumes will begin in July 2016 with position remaining open until the successful candidate is selected.
The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library visit us online at www.auctr.edu.