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Committee: Instruction for Educators Committee
Date/Time: Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016, 1:00-2:00 pm PST
Meeting via Google Hangouts: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/unlv.edu/ebss-ife
2. Set priorities for committee work this year.
a. Idea from June 2016 meetiing re: developing/gathering resources related to Framework
b. Other ideas?
3. Other business?
Public Library Association
Board of Directors Fall Meeting
Held in conjunction with ICMA Conference
September 27, 2016
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meeting Location: Kansas City Marriott Hotel, Jay McShann Room A, Kansas City, Missouri
Logistics: ICMA and Board general schedule
- Sunday, September 25, 3 pm, ICMA Opening Session
- Monday, September 26, all day, ICMA conference programs, including Roundtable Discussions: The Future of Libraries in the Community, 11:30 am-12:30 pm; and How Counties Promote Regional Economic Development, 12:45-2:00 pm
- Monday, September 26, 6:45 pm, Board Dinner. Reservations at Lidia’s Kansas City, 101 West 22nd Street, Kansas City, MO.
- Tuesday, September 27, 8:00 am-12:30 pm, PLA Board meeting. Location: Kansas City Marriott Downtown – Jay McShann A room. Breakfast will be served at 8; meeting begins at 8:30 am
- Tuesday September 27, all day, ICMA Conference programs
Greetings, Board colleagues.
On behalf of ALSC President Betsy Orsburn, I am calling an online meeting of the ALSC Board of Directors.
We have two agenda items:
1) to select an ALA representative to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ (IFLA) Section on Libraries for Children and Young Adults and a representative to the Section on Literacy & Reading (we need two representatives, one for each section)
2) to select an ALA representative to the United States Board on Books for Youth
Since we will be reviewing and ranking individuals, this will be a confidential process to take place via email, with the selection results made public.
Executive Director Aimee Strittmatter will forward you the applications and supporting documents in two separate emails. The first priority will be to select our IFLA representatives, as we are a few days behind schedule.
In order to establish quorum for this online meeting, I would like to ask everyone to please indicate at this time that you are “present” for the record. Once a quorum is reached, the discussion will move to email.
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.
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
Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director, OIF
Adam Eisgrau, Managing Director, OGR
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.
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 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.
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.
Education Committee Report Reporting Period: 1 - September 15 Submitted by: Mike Kastellec (email@example.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