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Discussion Chelcie Juliet Rowell appointed new ALCTS News Editor

by Keri Cascio-IL (staff) on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 03:37 pm

The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has approved the appointment of Chelcie Juliet Rowell as the new editor of ALCTS News, a continuously updated online publication with the purpose to report the news and activities of ALCTS and its members, and to be the voice of the association. Her term will run July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. 

The Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has approved the appointment of Chelcie Juliet Rowell as the new editor of ALCTS News, a continuously updated online publication with the purpose to report the news and activities of ALCTS and its members, and to be the voice of the association. Her term will run July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. 

Chelcie is digital scholarship librarian and history liaison at Boston College’s O’Neill Library. She has been a member of ALCTS since 2012, and is currently serving as Intern to the ALCTS Board of Directors after finishing her year as the 2015-16 ALCTS Emerging Leader. She is also a current member of the Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) Editorial Board. Chelcie previously served on the ALCTS President’s Program Committee, the Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award Jury, and was co-chair of the PARS Preservation Metadata Interest Group. While in graduate school, she served as president of the University of North Carolina Information & Library Science Student Association (ILSSA) and was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Service to the School Award. 

“Chelcie brings to the editor position enthusiasm for ALCTS, managerial aptitude and a vision for expanding community engagement through a strong digital communication strategy,” said Maria DePalma Collins, chair of the search committee. “Her focus on telling the stories of the organization and extending the publication's reach through social media will ensure that ALCTS News will continue to connect and grow the ALCTS community.”

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GODORT (Government Documents Round Table)

Discussion Sign up for the GODORT Buddy Program at ALA Annual in Chicago!

by Rebecca Hyde on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 02:53 pm

Attending ALA Annual in Chicago? Interested in government information librarianship? Want to know more about what we do in GODORT? Get a Buddy! Sign up NOW!

Attending ALA Annual in Chicago? Interested in government information librarianship? Want to know more about what we do in GODORT? Get a Buddy! Sign up NOW!

The GODORT Buddy program matches new conference attendees or anyone new to GODORT with an experienced GODORT mentor. Meeting up at GODORT 101 & the GODORT Happy Hour, the Buddies get to make new connections and receive a packet of info about GODORT and tips on having a successful conference. 

We also need GODORT members to VOLUNTEER TO BE A BUDDY!

Share your knowledge and be a welcoming face for GODORT. Learn more about being a buddy; see the description on the GODORT wiki (http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/GODORT_%22Buddy%22_Program).

Other Details:

The Buddy pairing is for just one conference, so requires a low level of commitment, but means you’ll have an active GODORT member to answer all your questions and introduce you to other members at GODORT 101, the Happy Hour & other events. You'll also receive a packet of information and GODORT goodies!

Questions?? Please don't hesitate to contact me (Rebecca Hyde, rhyde1@slu.edu) or another member of the GODORT Membership Committee

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Fellowship of Christian Librarians and Infromation Specialists (FOCLIS)

Event 2017 Fellowship of Christian Librarians (FOCLIS) Annual meeting

by Jo Monahan (non-member) on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 02:06 pm

75 Must-Read Books for Christians
You are invited to a talk and time for fellowship sponsored by FOCLIS, the Fellowship of Christian Librarians & Information Specialists.
Who: Moody Publishers (Christian publisher) representative Richard Knox – Who they are? How they got where they are? Highlights of their core genres and titles
Discussion – 75 Must-Read Books for Christians: If we stocked every Christian’s Library with just 75 books from their collection, what would we choose?

75 Must-Read Books for Christians
You are invited to a talk and time for fellowship sponsored by FOCLIS, the Fellowship of Christian Librarians & Information Specialists.
Who: Moody Publishers (Christian publisher) representative Richard Knox – Who they are? How they got where they are? Highlights of their core genres and titles
Discussion – 75 Must-Read Books for Christians: If we stocked every Christian’s Library with just 75 books from their collection, what would we choose?
Covering everything Christians need – from Bible studies to theology to practical Christian living. Books for new believers, mature ones, and those in the middle. The 75 must-reads cover topics ranging from Bible study to prayer to parenting to missions. Classics, new releases, little-known gems.
When: Friday, June 23, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Where: McCormick Place West (MCP), W179b room
--- Free books (Professional and Personal) ---

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ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group

Discussion ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging IG at ALA Annual 2017

by Allison Yanos on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 01:19 pm

Please come join us for the ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group (CECC IG) session in Chicago! The CECC IG will meet Friday afternoon, June 23, 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. at McCormick Place West (MCP), W184d.

Please come join us for the ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group (CECC IG) session in Chicago! The CECC IG will meet Friday afternoon, June 23, 2017 1:00-2:30 p.m. at McCormick Place West (MCP), W184d.

Four presentations will explore how cataloging and metadata practitioners, educators, students, and managers plan to use the “Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians” document, which was officially adopted by ALCTS earlier this year.

1. “Negotiating Competency, Asserting Authority” presented by Erin Leach, Head of Serials Cataloging at University of Georgia, Athens, and Jessica Schomberg, Media Cataloger at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The competencies state that examples “are for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered prescriptive.” How can we ensure institutions negotiate these competencies with library workers instead of using them against workers? We’ll use the behavioral competency Professional Curiosity to identify possibilities.

Institutions:

  • Consider how ALCTS dues structures and appointment protocols could be revised to expand participation from students and early-career library workers; provide low-cost options for those with financial limitations; make sure in-person and streamed opportunities are accessible.
  • Support cross-division discussions within ALA that present these competencies as a negotiation tool, not a hiring list; provide cross-division toolkits to help administrators support library workers.
  • If professional curiosity is a job requirement, it needs to be supported within libraries through in-house growth opportunities and resources to engage with the broader professional community.

Individuals:

  • Tools for negotiating employment conditions
  • Mentoring programs to pair newcomers with more experienced colleagues

2. “Two Sides of Perspectives: Competencies and Education for Cataloging and Metadata Professionals” presented by Myung-Ja (MJ) K. Han, Metadata Librarian, and Patrick Harrington, Graduate Assistant, from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Cataloging and metadata work requires knowledge of both theory and practice that is not always easy to obtain in a classroom setting. While there are opportunities to gain practical experiences on systems and applications through pre-professional positions, those can be hard to find for students who are aspiring to become cataloging or metadata professionals. This presentation offers two perspectives on required and preferred competencies and education: that of someone who works as a metadata librarian and that of someone who would like to become a cataloging and metadata professional. The presentation also discusses challenges for both working professionals and those seeking jobs in this area, and gives recommendations for new professionals who are interested in gaining needed skill sets.

3. “Building on the Core:  how the Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians Relate to Audio-Visual and Special Collections Cataloging” presented by Amy K Weiss, Head of Cataloging and Description at Florida State University.

The new ALCTS CaMMS document states “Metadata creation competencies for specialized library communities … such as … audiovisual … and rare and special collections are not covered in this document; however, specialized communities may build on this core competencies document.” This presentation offers a pathway to use the core document for training for special collections and audiovisual materials. The document offers a strong base of metadata practice for all materials, but for special materials, expansion of the core competencies are needed. For example, special collections require knowledge of how to differentiate materials to the item level rather than to attempt to bring materials together at the manifestation level as is typical in library materials.  Audiovisual materials often require description at the expression level as well as the manifestation level.  The presentation will how discuss FRBR and the core competencies work together to describe these unique materials.

4. “The Challenges of Change: Using Core Competencies in LIS Education” presented by Karen Snow, Associate Professor and PhD Program Director, School of Information Studies, Dominican University.

The field of library and information science (LIS) is in constant flux, which creates many challenges for LIS schools. LIS schools must keep abreast of these changes and update curricula to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills required to handle current and future LIS environments. Having regularly updated core competencies documents can help LIS schools determine what program and course changes are needed. This presentation will provide a full-time LIS educator’s view of the benefits of core competencies documents for LIS schools, and explain how the recently created Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians document has already been and will continue to be used to update one LIS school’s cataloging and metadata area of specialization.

 

ALCTS CaMMS Competencies and Education for a Career in Cataloging Interest Group

Susan Rathbun-Grubb and Allison Yanos, Co-Chairs
Maurine McCourry and Elizabeth Shoemaker, Vice Co-Chairs

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ALCTS PARS Preservation Metadata Interest Group

Discussion ALCTS PARS Preservation Metadata IG at ALA Annual 2017

by Jennifer Mullins on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 10:57 am

Please join us for the ALCTS PARS Preservation Metadata Interest Group Meeting at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago. Our program will begin with a short business meeting and the election of an incoming co-chair.

 

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Location: McCormick Place, W190b

Please join us for the ALCTS PARS Preservation Metadata Interest Group Meeting at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago. Our program will begin with a short business meeting and the election of an incoming co-chair.

 

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Location: McCormick Place, W190b

Add this meeting to your schedule: https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Annual/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&Pr...

 

Overview of the PEGI Project and Preservation Metadata

Martin Halbert, Dean of Libraries, University of North Texas

Robbie Sittel, Eagle Commons Library Head and Government Information Librarian, University of North Texas

David Walls, Preservation Librarian, US Government Printing Office

Librarians, technologists, and other information professionals from the Center for Research Libraries, the Government Publishing Office (GPO), the University of North Texas, the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Missouri, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Stanford University are undertaking a two year project to address national concerns regarding the preservation of electronic government information (PEGI) by cultural memory organizations for long term use by the citizens of the United States. The PEGI project has been informed by a series of meetings between university librarians, information professionals, and representatives of federal agencies, including the Government Publishing Office and the National Archives and Records Administration. The focus of the PEGI proposal is at-risk government digital information of long term historical significance.  For more details, see: https://www.crl.edu/preservation-electronic-government-information-pegi

 

Making the Link: Preservation metadata for analog and digital materials

Brenna Campbell, Rare Books Conservator, Princeton University

Bethany Davis, Digital Processing Coordinator Librarian, University of Iowa

In recent years, the content of the Preservation Metadata Interest Group’s meetings has focused on questions surrounding preservation metadata for a wide array of digital objects. Nevertheless, preserved materials also exist in a variety of analog formats. This presentation will explore the assumptions underlying the observed digital focus of the interest group and discuss areas of overlap and difference between preservation metadata for digital and analog objects. It will also briefly summarize work to date on efforts to link preservation metadata for analog objects (also called conservation documentation) to existing bibliographic records and propose a new, closer alliance between professionals tasked with the preservation of digital and analog collections.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

Daniel Johnson Preservation Metadata IG Co-Chair (2016-2018)

Digital Preservation Librarian

University of Iowa

daniel-h-johnson@uiowa.edu

 

Jenny Mullins, Preservation Metadata IG Co-Chair (2015-2017)

Interim Head of Preservation Services

Digital Preservation Librarian

Dartmouth College Library

Jennifer.L.Mullins@dartmouth.edu

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Law Reference Librarian, University of Oregon (apply by June 22)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 09:59 am

Law Reference Librarian, John E. Jaqua Law Library (University of Oregon - Eugene, OR)

Law Reference Librarian, John E. Jaqua Law Library (University of Oregon - Eugene, OR)

The John E. Jaqua Law Library at the University of Oregon is currently hiring for a Law Reference Librarian. Reporting to the senior Law Reference Librarian, this position provides instructional and research services as a member of the reference team. They work collaboratively with the other law librarians and student reference assistants on team projects. They use specialized subject knowledge and expertise to teach legal research skills, support faculty scholarship, and perform collection development services including the selection of library materials. They will participate in departmental planning and administrative duties. They also participate in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field, and to meet UO Libraries faculty criteria for promotion and retention. They actively contribute to the University’s goals regarding equity and inclusion. The full job posting, including application instructions, may be found here: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520371/law-reference-librarian

Review of applications will begin June 22, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

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AASL (The American Association of School Librarians)

Discussion Job Posting: Library Instructor at St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School (SF)

by Christina Wenger on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 04:05 pm

Hello everyone. 

 
We're looking for a teammate to join me here at St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School. The job listing is here. I'll post the job description below, as well. Please share this with whomever you think is qualified and interested.
 

Library Instructor

Hello everyone. 

 
We're looking for a teammate to join me here at St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School. The job listing is here. I'll post the job description below, as well. Please share this with whomever you think is qualified and interested.
 

Library Instructor

We are looking for a teacher-at-heart who is passionate about reader engagement, technological innovation, and informational literacy. This person must be able to work a 9:00 am to 5:00 pm schedule.

Responsibilities
Teach:

  • Model curiosity, problem solving, and critical thinking.
  • Teach classes how to use physical and digital library resources for specific projects.
  • Tutor individuals how to find resources that support their needs.
  • Support student needs by working at the desk, checking out tools and resources, and answering student questions.
  • Be a "warm demander" of student behavior and academic performance.

Renovate, Implement, and Assess Technology:

  • Determine library technology needs and develop, implement, and assess plans to meet those needs.
  • Monitor equipment performance and inventory.
  • Make technology recommendations based on current Ed tech research.
  • Support student technology use (troubleshoot, teach, model).
  • Represent library on the Ed Tech committee.

Problem Solve:

  • Take initiative in performing general day-to-day library tasks and creating new learning opportunities for students.
  • Work towards developing reading engagement throughout the school community.
  • Collaborate with library team on vision, uses of library space, and resources.
  • Collaborate with teachers to build learning opportunities based on curricular needs.
  • Calm frustrated students and support them with resources that can enhance their academic lives.
  • Maintain the delicate balance of happy, comfortable, and work-friendly in the library atmosphere.

Engage with the Community:

  • Participate in library professional networks (e.g. BAISL).
  • Moderate a co-curricular activity.
  • Participate in student retreats.
  • Attend Ignatian Evening.
  • Attend all faculty retreats.

Required Experience

  • Minimum three years of classroom teaching at the middle or high school level.
  • Deep integration of technology into the classroom.
  • MLS or MILS preferred, but not required.
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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship - Snell Library, Northeastern University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:51 pm

Snell Library, Northeastern University
Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship

Why work for Northeastern?

Snell Library, Northeastern University
Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship

Why work for Northeastern?

Join a leading R1 institution committed to intensive research and deep, meaningful educational experiences for students at all levels. Here you’ll find innovative thinking on higher education where experiential learning is central to the mission.  In this landscape University Libraries are a vital partner in learning, teaching, and research, serving a vibrant urban campus and global online community.  Unique space planning initiatives, new collaborations with key partners, and a commitment to experiential learning, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and supporting the research lifecycle shape the library’s innovative spirit and strategic directions.

What’s the job?

The Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship leads research and instruction services in support of STEM and business-related schools and affiliated labs, centers, and institutes.  You’ll supervise talented staff and shape core teaching and learning activities including course-integration strategies, collection development, and research consultation services.  Working collaboratively across the library and beyond, you’ll help launch an online learning program and play a key role designing/implementing services supporting the research lifecycle, including data management and digital repository services.  Assessing services, demonstrating impact, and engaging with the community to improve the user experience are critical for success.

To the point: Be a collaborative and engaging leader; build a strong team; support and enhance core services; help design and implement new research and instruction services.  Help us expand the possible!

Why are STEM and Entrepreneurship combined?

Entrepreneurship is happening in every corner of Northeastern, and connections between entrepreneurship and STEM education/research are especially vibrant.  We hope to identify intersections between STEM and business development endeavors, including processes around developing the commercial/business potential of technology, ideas, and products, and figure out how the library can support this ecosystem.   

About the Research and Learning Services Division

Research and Learning Services are comprised of Information, Delivery, and Access Services (IDEAS); Communications and Events; Assessment and User Engagement; the Digital Media Commons Recording Studios; and Research and Instruction.  Research and Instruction is managed collaboratively by the Head of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities and the Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship who report to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services.     

Qualifications

MLS from an ALA accredited program and advanced degree in a STEM discipline, or equivalent professional experience in a STEM field. 3 or more years of increasingly responsible experience in an academic library.  Experience with collection development and with library instruction or classroom teaching. Evidence of strong supervisory skills, including the ability to motivate through coaching and leadership. Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. Excellent organizational, analytical, planning, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. Strong commitment to diversity. Energetic, innovative, self-motivated, service-oriented, and resourceful. Knowledge of information technologies, instructional and research methodologies, and of trends in academic libraries, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and higher education. Commitment to staff development.

About applying

To apply, visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/48415 , where details of the position’s responsibilities, the University’s outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available. 

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.  Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State University (apply by July 3)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:41 pm

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State University, Abington Campus
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/abingtonreflib

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State University, Abington Campus
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/abingtonreflib

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for a tenure-track Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Penn State Abington campus. We seek a proactive and creative librarian to provide general and specialized reference services. Duties of this position include collaborating with colleagues at Abington and across the Libraries in planning, delivery, and evaluation of library instruction and reference services. The position serves as liaison to the Science and Engineering Division, the Nursing program, and ACURA, the College’s undergraduate research program. Major responsibilities include course-related and course-integrated library instruction, in-person and virtual reference service; development of print and web-based research and instructional materials; consultation with faculty to support their research and course development; participation in collection development with responsibility for building and maintaining collections across the curriculum; participation in the review and development of library policies and procedures; and participation in faculty governance and University service. In addition to these duties, tenure track library faculty are expected to publish in scholarly journals, present at conferences, and demonstrate service to the University and the profession. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Requirements:
Requires a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); experience with reference and bibliographic instruction; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library social media applications; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Some evening and/or weekend work is required.

Environment:
The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

Penn State Abington is located in the Philadelphia area, 15 miles north of Center City. In a diverse, multicultural, and student-centered setting, the Abington College offers 18 baccalaureate degrees and the first 2 years of coursework for over 160+ Penn State majors to approximately 4000 students. The College will open its first residence hall in Fall of 2017.

Compensation and Benefits:
This is a tenure-track faculty position. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Application Instructions:
Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/abingtonreflib. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin July 3, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian/Liaison to the School of Nursing - University of Maryland, Baltimore (apply by June 9)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:38 pm

Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian/
Liaison to the School of Nursing
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian/
Liaison to the School of Nursing
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Research, Education, and Outreach (REO) Librarian/Liaison to the School of Nursing is a member of the liaison program advancing the Library’s efforts to anticipate and fulfill its research support, instruction, and outreach missions. The Library serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The person in this position is a co-liaison to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). The UMSON is the largest nursing school in Maryland and offers nationally ranked programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level. The school excels in research, collaborating on interdisciplinary teams throughout the university and nationally.

The successful candidate for this position will provide students, faculty, and staff with expertise and leadership in the areas of research support, information literacy, scholarly communication, and health informatics. S/he will collaborate with colleagues within the seven-member REO department and throughout the HS/HSL to develop and deliver innovative programs and services. S/he advances institutional and School priorities, facilitates community engagement, and pursues relevant professional and scholarly activities.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. This position reports to the Head of the Research, Education and Outreach Services. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library’s faculty. For more information see the University’s “Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty”: http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19&section=all

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate:
• Cultivates and sustains vital connections between the School of Nursing and the Library. Builds collaborative relationships with nursing students and faculty and advocates for their research and learning needs.
• Delivers dynamic instruction and expert research consultations to faculty and students, emphasizing searching skills, finding quality evidence, critical appraisal of resources, and information management.
• Designs and delivers research and information management workshops, in person and virtually.
• Works with other members of the Research, Education and Outreach department to develop a strong, cohesive team; collaborates with Library colleagues to develop and deliver innovative programs and services in the areas of expert searching/systematic reviews, research impact, scholarly communication, data management, and more.
• Collaborates with faculty to conduct systematic reviews.
• Assesses the research impact of scholarship to support faculty promotion, tenure, and grant applications.
• Applies innovative technologies to advance teaching and learning, communication, collaboration, and information management.
• Participates actively in committees within the School of Nursing, the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
• Continuously evaluates emerging research, program development, and curricular trends within the fields of nursing and academic health sciences librarianship.
• Engages faculty, staff, and students in sustainable outreach projects with a health information or health literacy component.
• Pursues research and professional development activities appropriate to maintaining or advancing appointment rank.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
• ALA-accredited MLS degree.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
• Expert searching skills in health sciences databases.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver quality instruction online and in person.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and to prioritize varied projects.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

PREFERRED:
• An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences.
• Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
• Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty, students, and clinicians.
• Evidence of professional and scholarly activities.

APPLICATIONS:
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter; 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 June 9, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/REOSON.
SALARY RANGE: $50,000 - $52,000 depending on 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, Raven's 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 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB's 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 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, public health 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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