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Event ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Intermediate

by Gina Solares on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 02:19 pm

ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Intermediate

This session is part 2 of a 2-part series:

 

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

ALCTS webinar: Library of Congress Classification (LCC): Intermediate

This session is part 2 of a 2-part series:

 

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description:

This session will focus on the selection and construction of LC Classification (LCC) call numbers for literature, maps and atlases, and moving images, including the construction of cutters for literary works and juvenile belle lettres.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

* Construct Cutters for literary works

* Construct literary author numbers and Cutters for juvenile belle lettres (PZ schedule)

* Construct call numbers for maps and atlases

* Apply the existing LCC PN schedule for moving images

* Learn about alternatives to the PN schedule for moving images

 

Who should attend?  Intermediate level catalogers and metadata librarians

Prerequisites: Catalogers with some experience with classification or those who have attended Part 1 in this series.

 

 

Presenter: Bobby Bothmann is metadata & emerging technologies librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and professor in Library Services. Bobby catalogs books, electronic resources, and investigates new technologies. He holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee and an MS in Geography & English Technical Communication from MSU Mankato. Bobby is also adjunct instructor for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

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Registration Fees:  

ALCTS Member: $43 Each ; $69 series (save $17)

Non-member: $59 Each ; $95 series (save $23)

Group rate (members): $99 ; $159 series (save $39)

Group rate (non-members): $129 each ; $206 series (save $52)

International: $43 each ; $69 series (save $17)

 

For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:

http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/092116

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or alctsce@ala.org.

Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

 

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Discussion Director of Assessment, Purdue University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 01:23 pm

Director of Assessment
Purdue University Libraries

Director of Assessment
Purdue University Libraries

Purdue University Libraries seeks an innovative, user-focused, and research savvy Director of Assessment to lead its evidence-based assessment initiative to achieve strategic objectives, inform decision-making, and heighten the impact of the Libraries faculty and the services, resources and facilities of Libraries. The Director of Assessment will lead and coordinate all assessment activities across Libraries, collaborating with stakeholders within Libraries and throughout Purdue University to ensure that assessment and evaluation practices are aligned with strategic objectives, the accurate collection of data, and the development of actionable outcomes. The Director of Assessment will provide analysis, interpretation and recommendations based on assessment programs across Libraries to inform strategic planning, strategic communication, and decision-making processes at all levels. The Director of Assessment will report to the Dean of Libraries.

Essential Functions:
• Document and define the Purdue Libraries’ story through its
effectiveness in fulfilling its mission to Purdue University.
• Strengthen and support a culture of assessment and evidence-based
practice throughout the Purdue Libraries, documenting progress on fulfilling objectives in the Libraries’ strategic plan.
• Collect, organize, and analyze data from a variety of sources internal
and external to Libraries.
• Coordinate the design and implementation of internal and external
surveys, support the development of assessment tools, and subsequent interpretation of results.
• Coordinate Libraries assessment activities with campus-wide assessment
and analytics initiatives at Purdue
• Promote and share expertise in assessment within Libraries through
consultation, collaborative development of assessment programs, and participation in staff training and development opportunities.
• Gather qualitative and quantitative data for national and system-wide
reporting requirements and other internal Library needs, through surveys, focus groups, vendor-supplied data, observations, web analytics, and other methodologies as appropriate.
• Compile reports detailing relevant and useful findings from the
gathered data, and provide analysis (including longitudinal studies) and other context as appropriate.
• Collaborate with Libraries initiatives related to outreach,
development, strategic communication, and other administrative needs to successfully disseminate Libraries’ adaptive growth in a rapidly changing scholarly environment.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in the Social Sciences or a related statistical fields
with coursework in and application of statistical methods, qualitative methods, and research design.
• Two years of experience developing and implementing assessment
strategies in higher education or other complex organizations.
• Demonstrated ability to collect, organize, and analyze data.
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task while consistently meeting
deadlines.
• Self-motivated, consistent excellence, and accuracy.
• Ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse
environment.
• Excellent problem-solving skills.
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:
• Doctoral Degree in the social sciences or related statistical fields
with coursework in and application of statistical methods, qualitative methods, and research design.
• Experience assessing undergraduate student learning of information
literacy skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge of assessment techniques for student learning
and learning spaces.
• Commitment to organizational development and service quality.
• Experience conducting analysis and creating customized reports using
quantitative data analysis or statistical software applications such as SPSS, SAS, Stata or R.
• Experience conducting analysis and creating customized reports using
qualitative data analysis or statistical software applications such as NVivo or ATLAS.ti.
• Experience with data visualization.
• Experience with project management.

Salary and benefits: Purdue provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes retirement benefits as well as health, disability and life insurance,
22 annual vacation days, and tuition support for employee, children, and spouse/same sex domestic partner. Purdue University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.
Application process:

For consideration submit resume and apply online for this staff position at:
www.purdue.edu/careers and reference Job Number 1601770. (Optional more direct
link:
http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1601770 )

The full position announcement can also be found at: www.lib.purdue.edu/ about/employment

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

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ACRL CLS Research for College Librarianship Committee (College Libraries Section)

Discussion Committee meeting scheduled for 9/13/16 at 10:30 AM Central Time

by Jane Currie on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 01:21 pm

The ACRL/CLS Research for College Librarianship Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 10:30 AM Central Time in Adobe Connect.  Please see the attached agenda for more information.

ALA Membership Committee

Discussion Welcome to Membership Committee & first item of business

by Cathleen Bourdon-IL (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Colleagues,

On behalf of committee chair Lauren Bliss, welcome to new and returning members of the ALA Membership Committee. We're very pleased that you have volunteered to serve on the committee.

Our first item of business is to review the membership recommendations by the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. (The full report is attached and those that relate to the Membership Committee are highlighted in yellow.)

Colleagues,

On behalf of committee chair Lauren Bliss, welcome to new and returning members of the ALA Membership Committee. We're very pleased that you have volunteered to serve on the committee.

Our first item of business is to review the membership recommendations by the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. (The full report is attached and those that relate to the Membership Committee are highlighted in yellow.)

We received the report at the Orlando conference but did not have time to discuss them. Please review the recommendations and post your thoughts/reactions here.

Please mark your calendar for a conference call to discuss the recommendations on Thursday, October 13, 11:00-noon (EDT). We hope you'll be able to join us.

Cathleen Bourdon, Staff Liaison

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Discussion Special Collections Coordinator & University Archivist, University of Northern Iowa (apply by Sept. 19)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:23 am

Position Title: Special Collections Coordinator & University Archivist
Job Category: Faculty
Type of Position: Tenure-Track
Full Consideration Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
Advertising Started on: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
College: Library
Department: Library

Salary: $56,266.00 to Commensurate

Position Details: https://jobs.uni.edu/faculty/view/51109

Position Title: Special Collections Coordinator & University Archivist
Job Category: Faculty
Type of Position: Tenure-Track
Full Consideration Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
Advertising Started on: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
College: Library
Department: Library

Salary: $56,266.00 to Commensurate

Position Details: https://jobs.uni.edu/faculty/view/51109

Full/Part Time Status: Full Time
Service Schedule: Academic Year + 1 Month
Position Description:
The University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library seeks a collaborative and innovative individual to serve as Special Collections Coordinator & University Archivist. The successful candidate will provide leadership and strategic direction for the unit, which collects, preserves, and provides access to rare and valuable collections of books, manuscripts, and institutional records in a variety of formats (media, maps, AV materials and photographs).

Rod Library is interested in building a destination manuscript collection connected to curriculum that began through the acquisition of Robert James Waller’s papers. This position is expected to expand access to, encourage utilization of, and promote these collections, and may be involved in conceptualizing and building a new Special Collections & University Archives space.The unit is part of the Library’s newly created Learning & Research Division, which includes information literacy instruction, outreach, reference, liaison program, and Learning Commons, as well as Museum, Youth, Fine & Performing Arts collections. Information about the collections and institutional history is available at https://www.library.uni.edu/collections/special-collections.

This is a non-administrative tenure-track faculty position. Participation in library and institutional committees, professional associations and public professional service is expected, as is ongoing research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

Additional responsibilities include setting vision and strategic direction for Special Collections & University Archives; supervising and supporting two staff; monitoring and evaluating trends and developments relevant to special collections and archives in academic libraries; coordinating processing, inventorying, interpretation, and preservation of collections; forging effective relationships with internal and external partners; providing reference and research assistance to University and larger community; teaching library or research instruction sessions for upper- and lower-level classes and presenting informational sessions to faculty and other groups; participating in departmental, university, and community outreach; providing policy, advice and training to campus units to organize, retain and transfer appropriate records to Archives; engaging in regular assessment practices to ensure that collections and services meet needs of University students and faculty; working closely with Digital Scholarship Unit and UNI Museum; contributing to donor relations and development initiatives by pursuing grant and other funding opportunities; participating in appropriate professional associations; serving on library, university, and professional committees; and engaging in research, scholarship, and creative work.

Education Requirements:
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or international equivalent required.
Required Qualifications:
Required qualifications include minimum of two years of professional work experience in archives and special collections; demonstrated knowledge of current theories, trends, standards and practices of archival services in academic libraries; supervisory experience; and demonstrated interpersonal, oral and written communication as well as problem-solving skills.
Desirable Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include second graduate or other advanced degree; formal archival training or certification as an archivist; demonstrated understanding of digitization efforts and knowledge of digital formats and standards, including XML, EAD and Dublin Core; experience using archival and content management systems such as ArchivesSpace, Archivists’ Toolkit, and Archon; evidence of competence in planning and project management ; teaching experience; and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Online Application Required Documents

Required Documents: Curriculum Vita
Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.
Number of References: 3
Cover Letter: A plain text cover letter is required.

To start the Online Application: https://jobs.uni.edu/faculty/view/51109

Contact Information

Alert
Attention: Your curriculum vita should not be sent to the contact below. The curriculum vita will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact: Angela Pratesi - angela.pratesi@uni.edu
Rod Library 443
Phone: 319-273-6257
Department URL: http://www.library.uni.edu/

 

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UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

Campus Security & Crime Statistics, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, information on crime statistics for recent years, Public Safety personnel and programs, building access, reporting crimes, safety suggestions, and policies, programs, and services regarding alcohol, drugs, and sexual abuse, is available in the UNI Annual Security and Fire Report. A paper copy is available from the Department of Public Safety, 030 Gilchrist Hall, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614.

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Discussion Instruction and Liaison Librarian - Business, University of Northern Iowa (apply by Sept. 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:22 am

Position Title: Instruction and Liaison Librarian - Business
Job Category: Faculty
Type of Position: Tenure-Track
Full Consideration Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Advertising Started on: Monday, August 8, 2016
College: Library
Department: Library

Salary: $56,266.00 to Commensurate

Position Details: https://jobs.uni.edu/faculty/view/51123

Position Title: Instruction and Liaison Librarian - Business
Job Category: Faculty
Type of Position: Tenure-Track
Full Consideration Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016
Advertising Started on: Monday, August 8, 2016
College: Library
Department: Library

Salary: $56,266.00 to Commensurate

Position Details: https://jobs.uni.edu/faculty/view/51123

Full/Part Time Status: Full Time
Service Schedule: Other
Position Description:
The Instruction and Liaison Librarian - Business will actively serve as liaison to College of Business Administration and other academic departments and/or programs. Teaching in the library instruction program is primary responsibility of this position, which includes developing and leading one-shot library instruction sessions and participating in teaching credit courses offered by the library. The librarian also works with and advises UNI students, faculty, and staff on research projects through in-person consultations (scheduled or unscheduled), online chat, email, text, and phone. Other responsibilities include creating and maintaining online course guides, instructional media, and subject guides.

This is a tenure-track position. Participation in library and institutional committees and professional associations is expected, as well as ongoing research, scholarship and/or creative work, and public professional service.

Specific Duties:

1. Teach library or research instruction sessions for upper- and lower-level classes; also present informational sessions to departmental faculty and other groups.

2. Participate in teaching the library’s credit courses.

3. Actively serve as liaison to academic programs or departments as assigned. Areas of liaison focus include teaching, research consultations, academic outreach, and scholarly communication.

4. Consult with students, faculty, and staff about research projects, individually or in small groups.

5. Create and maintain subject guides and course guides in various media. Work with faculty in integrating library resources into university’s course management system.

6. Provide subject-specific research and reference services in person and through email, phone, chat, phone, conferencing software, etc.

7. Participate in appropriate professional associations.

8. Serve on library, university, and professional committees.

9. Engage in research, scholarship, and creative work.

Reports to: Head, Liaison & Research
Education Requirements:
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or international equivalent at time of appointment required.
Required Qualifications:
Required qualifications include excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated interest in and commitment to teaching and library instruction; demonstrated interest in public service; and demonstrated willingness and ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with coworkers and campus community.
Desirable Qualifications:
Graduate or undergraduate business degree; professional experience working with post-secondary business students; teaching or instructional experience; experience developing online instructional materials and instructional design through course management systems; demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; and second graduate or other degree preferred.

Online Application Required Documents

Required Documents: Curriculum Vita
Professional References: Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.
Number of References: 3
Cover Letter: A plain text cover letter is required.

To start the Online Application visit https://jobs.uni.edu/faculty/view/51123

Contact Information

Alert
Attention: Your curriculum vita should not be sent to the contact below. The curriculum vita will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact: Christopher Neuhaus - Chris.Neuhaus@uni.edu
Rod Library 265
Phone: 319-273-3718
Department URL: http://www.library.uni.edu

Apply at https://jobs.uni.edu/faculty/view/51123

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

Campus Security & Crime Statistics, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, information on crime statistics for recent years, Public Safety personnel and programs, building access, reporting crimes, safety suggestions, and policies, programs, and services regarding alcohol, drugs, and sexual abuse, is available in the UNI Annual Security and Fire Report. A paper copy is available from the Department of Public Safety, 030 Gilchrist Hall, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614.

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Discussion Children’s Librarian Bilingual (Spanish), Plainfield Public Library - NJ

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:18 am

Children’s Librarian Bilingual (Spanish) – Full Time
Hours: 35 hours per week. The schedule will include one evening per week and one Saturday per month minimum. Scheduling flexibility is required.
Salary: $40,000-$50,000 based on experience. Full benefits package.
Start Date: ASAP

Children’s Librarian Bilingual (Spanish) – Full Time
Hours: 35 hours per week. The schedule will include one evening per week and one Saturday per month minimum. Scheduling flexibility is required.
Salary: $40,000-$50,000 based on experience. Full benefits package.
Start Date: ASAP
Education: MLS from an accredited institution and a NJ Professional Librarian Certificate required. However, candidates that are currently enrolled in an accredited MLS program and who have completed at least 20 credits will be considered. A NJ Professional Librarian Certificate will be required within 3 months of program completion.
The Plainfield Public Library is seeking a Bilingual (Spanish) Children’s Librarian to join our staff as part of our award winning library’s “Reading Rainforest”. The successful candidate will be results-oriented, possesses a great attitude, demonstrates creativity and innovation, has excellent attention to detail and is comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
Qualifications:
 Spanish fluency (REQUIRED)
 Experience in planning and presenting creative programming for Children (REQUIRED).
o Familiarity with STEM/STEAM programming is preferred.
 Strong commitment to outstanding customer service.
 Demonstrates a patron centered attitude and a professional, team-oriented working relationship with staff, coworkers, and volunteers.
 Creative, flexible, and innovative.
 Ability to use new media and social networking tools to promote reading and learning.
 Knowledge of children’s literature and collection development methods.
 Proficiency in the use of online technologies, library automation systems (Sirsi preferred), and Microsoft Office software.
 Ability to coordinate outreach activities with local schools and organizations.
 Experience with the design and creation of flyers, posters, and other marketing materials in English and Spanish.
Please submit your resume and cover letter highlighting programming experience to Mary Ellen Rogan, Director at me.rogan@plfdpl.info. Resumes will be accepted until a successful candidate has been selected. For more information, please call the Plainfield Public Library’s Administration Office at 908-757-2305.
This is a civil service position.

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Discussion Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries Conference (submit proposals by Oct. 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:14 am

Call for proposals: Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries Conference

The Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries Conference will take place May 22nd and 23rd, 2017 in Los Angeles, California at the University of Southern California.

Please see our call for proposals below.

Deadline for proposals is 5pm (PST), October 1, 2016.
Proposals must be submitted using the submissions form: https://goo.gl/forms/G8beCJWUqgi49Pmx1

Call for proposals: Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries Conference

The Identity, Agency, and Culture in Academic Libraries Conference will take place May 22nd and 23rd, 2017 in Los Angeles, California at the University of Southern California.

Please see our call for proposals below.

Deadline for proposals is 5pm (PST), October 1, 2016.
Proposals must be submitted using the submissions form: https://goo.gl/forms/G8beCJWUqgi49Pmx1

More information will be shared soon on the conference website: http://iacal2016.wixsite.com/iacal2017
We hope you can join us!

Lists of trends in academic libraries and higher education do not always make explicit connections to the changing roles of librarians, the shifting identity required to tackle these new trends and roles, or the agency that librarians may or may not experience as they work at the vanguard of these transformations. In a 2014 article, Deborah Hicks remarked, “By focusing on how librarians describe their profession, attention can be drawn to how librarians themselves construct librarianship, and how this construction shapes their interactions with patrons, their local communities, other professions, and society at large.” This conference will extend ongoing conversations aimed at understanding how issues of identity and agency contribute to access, inclusivity, and diversity in academic libraries. In the current information and higher education landscapes, we cannot succeed by only performing the roles and responsibilities laid out in our job descriptions. This conference will also raise awareness of, begin to reflect on, and in some cases interrogate, how our roles and identities affect interactions with stakeholders, as well as our perceptions of each other and of libraries and librarians in society at large.

This conference will include keynotes, workshops, and discussions spread across the two days. We invite proposals that address questions of identity, agency, and culture in academic libraries for sessions that will take place on May 22nd and 23rd, 2017 in any of the following formats:

• Presentations and/or panels, 50 minutes
• Facilitated roundtable discussions, 50 minutes
• Workshops, 50 minutes
• Lightning talk sessions, 10 minutes per person

Library students and library employees of all kinds are invited to submit proposals. There will be student and staff scholarships to help with travel and lodging costs. The application for these scholarships will be available in December on the conference website.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Queering the workplace for people and resources
• Technology and professional identity
• Developing a professional identity or focus, and the fear of getting pigeonholed, and/or coping with impostor syndrome
• How librarians’ official status (e.g., as faculty) affects how we interact with teaching faculty, students, and staff
• Agency in collections decisions, negotiations, and the importance of considering that the systems we use are profit-driven
• Valuing library work while maintaining, or deconstructing, job titles
• Generational and cultural differences among library employees
• How intersectionality affects workplace culture
• Differences (and similarities) between library science and information science degrees
• Peer mentoring and other mentoring models
• Impact of professional recognition and awards on the kind of work we value
• How cultivating professional skills impacts collections and resources
• How the language we use on our websites and in our buildings includes and excludes
• Maintaining professional identity with diverse professional backgrounds (for example, PhDs with no MLIS hired as librarians, or librarians working in the academy outside the library)
• Academic culture and the effect on agency

Please submit proposals by October 1, 2016 at 5pm PST using the submissions form: https://goo.gl/forms/G8beCJWUqgi49Pmx1

Proposals must include presenters’ name(s) and institutional affiliation(s), a working title, and a description of your session no more than 300 words long. Proposals will be evaluated based on adherence to the theme of identity, agency, and culture in academic libraries and on their appeal to a broad audience. An effort will be made to represent a wide variety of viewpoints, roles, and institutions. Decisions and notifications of acceptance will be made by December 1, 2016.

Questions, comments, or concerns can be sent to IACLatUSC@gmail.com

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Discussion Library Instruction Program Coordinator, University of California, Santa Barbara (apply by Oct. 3)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:10 am

Open date: August 22nd, 2016
Next review date: October 3rd, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: February 15th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Library Instruction Program Coordinator

Open date: August 22nd, 2016
Next review date: October 3rd, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: February 15th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Library Instruction Program Coordinator

The University of California, Santa Barbara is one of ten campuses that comprise the University of California system and is a member of the exclusive Association of American Universities (AAU). In addition, the University Library at UC Santa Barbara is a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

The UCSB Library seeks dynamic, highly motivated candidates with passion for information literacy to apply for the position of Library Instruction Program Coordinator.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of Reference Services, the Library Instruction Program Coordinator plans, develops, coordinates, evaluates, and promotes the UCSB Library’s instruction program. The instruction program includes a multi-section credit-bearing library research course offered throughout the academic year, and a robust information literacy partnership with the UCSB Writing Program, and is well-poised to expand. The program coordinator also provides support to Subject Librarians with instructional roles.

The Library Instruction Program Coordinator:

•manages the library’s credit-bearing library research courses; schedules and trains librarian instructors, and leads curriculum design, program promotion and assessment,
•coordinates the library’s instructional relationship with the Writing Program and the provision of information literacy sessions; schedules and trains librarian instructors, and leads curriculum design, program promotion and assessment for these sessions,
•designs, implements, and evaluates learning resources that integrate technology into the information literacy curriculum to achieve desired learning outcomes,
•serves as Subject Librarian for the UCSB Writing Program and participates in the library’s Social Sciences Collection Group,
•oversees maintenance, librarian training, and best-practices development for library research guides (LibGuides),
•consults with Subject Librarians on library instruction design as needed; partners with faculty and Subject Librarians to develop meaningful instructional content that fosters critical thinking skills,
•provides evaluations for individual Subject Librarians with instructional roles as part of the review and promotion process,
•works with the Assessment Coordinator Librarian to systematically assess UCSB student information literacy needs and faculty instructional goals,
•works with the Student Success Librarian and AUL for Outreach & Academic Collaboration in seeking opportunities to collaborate with campus partners, including Instructional Development and the Transfer Student Center,
•works with library and campus IT and the library’s Learning Organization Librarian to maintain technology resources in the library’s instruction and training rooms,
•promotes the UCSB Library instruction program to campus entities, faculty and students,
•participates in scheduled multi-disciplinary reference desk service and online chat reference for the UC Cooperative, and
•may perform other duties as assigned, based on incumbent qualifications and library needs.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

•ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science
•Academic background and/or knowledge of information literacy instruction demonstrated through coursework and work experience
•Demonstrated experience of at least three (3) years of professional experience providing information literacy instruction in an academic setting
•Ability to create instructional materials and utilize web design tools and other technologies to meet instructional goals
•Understanding of current and emerging trends in information literacy research and scholarship, scholarly communication, and academic libraries
•Demonstrated experience providing reference services in an academic setting
•A strong commitment to excellence in public service, and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
•Demonstrated initiative and flexibility,
•Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
•Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and community users

Preferred:

•Experience developing, implementing, and assessing an academic information literacy program

•Demonstrated engagement with ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, and other information literacy standards
•Experience with instructional design and technology, including developing online research guides (LibGuides), information literacy tutorials, and other multimedia learning resources
•Experience incorporating data discovery, data visualization, and/or visual literacy competencies into library instruction

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Librarians at the University of California, Santa Barbara are professional academic appointees who accrue vacation at the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per month. The University has an excellent retirement system which is coordinated with Social Security. A selection of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans are offered by the University.

The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the American Federation of Teachers.

TO APPLY:
•This position will remain open until filled with primary consideration of applications received by October 3, 2016.
•Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00797
•Help for UC Recruit is available at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/help/applicants
•For additional assistance, contact Ryan George with Library Human Resources at (805) 893-3841 or ryan.george@ucsb.edu
•Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB LOCATION

Santa Barbara, CA

More information about this recruitment: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/
REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTS

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

Statement of Research (Optional)

Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Misc / Additional (Optional)

REFERENCES

2-3 references required (contact information only)

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Discussion Black Studies Librarian, University of California, Santa Barbara (apply by Sept. 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 11:07 am

Open date: August 15th, 2016
Next review date: September 23rd, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: February 15th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
DESCRIPTION

BLACK STUDIES LIBRARIAN

Open date: August 15th, 2016
Next review date: September 23rd, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: February 15th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
DESCRIPTION

BLACK STUDIES LIBRARIAN

The University of California, Santa Barbara is one of ten campuses that comprise the University of California system and is a member of the exclusive Association of American Universities (AAU). In addition, the University Library at UC Santa Barbara is a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

The UC Santa Barbara Library seeks a collaborative, dynamic, service-oriented librarian to foster excellence in scholarship and teaching by facilitating access to scholarly information resources in Black Studies. The successful candidate will actively engage and build relationships with campus scholarly communities in the assigned areas, serving as an expert resource to support traditional and emerging research practices and curricular development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of Reference Services the Black Studies Librarian enhances research, teaching, and learning by shaping the library’s research collections in Black Studies, and related interdisciplinary areas; contributes to the library’s general reference services and instructional programs; provides specialized instructional sessions and research services for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in the assigned areas, including consultation on scholarly communication issues and new methodologies and practices in digital scholarship; works collaboratively with the library’s data services team including curators and librarians to support evolving needs of relevant user communities in conducting data-intensive research; advocates, promotes, and contributes to the library’s new services in digital scholarship; and builds and sustains trusted relationships with key campus constituencies to further the library’s strategic goals and advance the research, teaching and service mission of the university. Coordinates with other Ethnic and Gender Studies, and Social Sciences subject librarians to plan and develop projects and contributes to area-specific consortial activities of the UC Libraries.

Participating in the Area, Ethnic & Gender Studies, and the Social Sciences Collection Groups, the Black Studies Librarian has responsibility for all aspects of collection management and development for Black Studies. Responsibilities include selection of information resources, collection management and evaluation, faculty liaison, budgetary management, and resource sharing, including participation in University of California system-wide collection development and preservation projects for print and digital resources. Provides engaged, knowledgeable liaison and collaboration with Black Studies faculty and students to develop their awareness of the complex and changing scholarly information environment. Collaborates in the development of both print and digital collections relating to Black Studies, maintaining awareness of developments in scholarly communication, intellectual rights, and publishing. In partnership with curators in Special Research Collections, contributes to developing distinctive physical and digital collections and integrating the library’s rich primary source materials into campus curricula in the relevant subject areas.

The Black Studies Librarian works individually and as part of the Reference Services and Instruction teams to contribute to creative and innovative approaches to advancing the Library's services. Participates in scheduled multi-disciplinary reference desk service, online chat reference for the UC cooperative, research consultation and instruction in assigned disciplines, and outreach activities. Includes some evening assignments. Participates in an active instructional program, including teaching a credit-bearing library research class. Develops and delivers presentations to specialized classes and provides individualized assistance to students and faculty in Black Studies. Designs and maintains online guides to specialized library resources.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
•ALA-accredited Master’s in Library or Information Science.
•Academic background and/or knowledge of Black Studies, Sociology, or related disciplines demonstrated through undergraduate, or advanced degree, coursework, or work experience.
•Demonstrated experience in reference and library instruction.
•Ability to create instructional materials and utilize web design tools to facilitate instructional goals.

•Understanding of current and emerging trends in Black Studies and Sociology scholarship.

•A strong commitment to excellence in public service and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment.
•Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
•Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and community users,

Preferred:
•Advanced degree in Black Studies, or related disciplines.
•Advanced degree in Sociology, or significant course work or experience in Sociology.
•Two to three years of professional experience in an academic library.
•Chat reference experience.
•Knowledge or experience working with scholarly communication issues.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Librarians at the University of California, Santa Barbara are professional academic appointees who accrue vacation at the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per month. The University has an excellent retirement system which is coordinated with Social Security. A selection of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans are offered by the University.

The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the American Federation of Teachers.

TO APPLY:
•This position will remain open until filled with primary consideration of applications received by September 23, 2016.
•Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00796
•Help for UC Recruit is available at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/help/applicants
•For additional assistance, contact Ryan George with Library Human Resources at (805) 893-3841 or ryan.george@ucsb.edu
•Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB LOCATION

Santa Barbara, CA

More information about this recruitment: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/
REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTS

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

Statement of Research (Optional)

Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Misc / Additional (Optional)

REFERENCES

2-3 references required (contact information only)

HOW TO APPLY: Visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00796

 

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