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in ACRL EBSS Membership and Orientation Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)
The agenda for the next ACRL/EBSS Membership and Orientation Committee Meeting is on April 14, 2015.
11 am Eastern Time
10 am Central
9 am Mountain
8 am Pacific
1. Approval of Meeting Minutes - January 9, 2015 (ALA Connect)
2. Updates on Facebook page and edits (See Google drive links)
3. Promotion of EBSS List of Mentees (See Google drive links below)
4. Social Event planning - How, When, Where, Who
5. Other business
6. Next meeting
Promotion of Mentoring program (list of mentees) See draft at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jjM7cwyimz2X6zIIh3CUiI0EmSEawbAT78xt...
Google Drive - Excel of Facebook Activities: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1F9R8Vcu5uRSUdvrziEAJdk3VmnMARakJ...
Marilia Antunez, Chair 2014-2015
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in ACRL IS Teaching Methods Committee (Instruction Section)
ACRL Instruction Section
Teaching Methods Committee
Virtual Meeting April 6, 2015, 1 pm-2 pm CT
1. Welcome and introductions.
2. Additions to the agenda.
4. Reports from subgroups.
5. Discussion: Virtual lightning rounds/panel event
If you are interested in attending the meeting as a non-member guest, please contact chair Merinda McLure (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance for details.
in RUSA RSS Library Service to Aging Population (Reference Services Section)
in RUSA Board of Directors (Reference and User Services Association)
in RUSA Board of Directors (Reference and User Services Association)
in ALA Emerging Leaders Interest Group
About the Position
The University of Idaho Library invites applications from innovative and service-oriented individuals for the position of Digital Infrastructure Librarian. The person in this position will work closely with the Head of Technical Services, members of the Data and Digital Services unit, the staff of the Technical Services Department, and the Northwest Knowledge Network (the university’s data management service center).
An ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, an agile and flexible approach to working with technology, and the ability to adapt to an evolving environment. The University of Idaho library currently has established digital collections, extensive geospatial data resources, and is implementing an institution-wide instance of VIVO. As a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the library collaborates extensively with thirty-six other academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest.
As a member of the University of Idaho faculty, the successful candidate is expected to participate in planning and governance, to be able to work comfortably in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally in research, outreach and professional service.
An ideal candidate will be intellectually curious with a desire for continuous learning, enthusiastically contribute to the University’s research, teaching and outreach programs, explore emerging technologies with regard to potential library applications, and be committed to the ideals of faculty service.
Teaching and Learning:
The successful applicant will support the University of Idaho’s mission by making information resources available, findable, and usable by: providing support for digital and data initiatives in the Library, primarily for metadata and associated technologies; developing, implementing, and refining metadata, ontologies, and controlled vocabularies to enhance information organization, discovery, and use; efficiently managing large sets of metadata records; overseeing interoperability of library systems (e.g., harvesting records for display in the library’s discovery interface); and serving as a resource to library employees for questions concerning database maintenance, metadata standards, interoperability of systems, and workflow.
There are also Scholarly, Outreach, and Service portions of the job duties.
For the full listing, go here: https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/8132
- Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
- Coursework, training, or experience with Dublin Core or discipline-specific descriptive metadata schemas, e.g. FGDC-CSDGM or DDI.
- Coursework, training, or experience with XML and XSLT.
- Ability to work effectively, independently, and collaboratively in a collegial environment.
- Ability to meet requirements for promotion and tenure.
- Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
- Non-MARC metadata coursework beyond the basic or introductory level.
- Informatics, research data management, digital archives, or GIS background.
- Demonstrated ability to use scripting language(s) to transform metadata.
- Experience with HTML/CSS and other web technologies.
- Experience with metadata on a professional or paraprofessional level (preferably in an academic library).
- Experience implementing, maintaining, and configuring library applications and systems.
- Familiarity with METS and MODS.
- Experience working in an academic library, particularly with data management systems or institutional repositories.
- Research interests that could lead to scholarly publication.
in ALA Emerging Leaders Interest Group
Instructional Services Librarian, Saint Louis University
Are you passionate about Information Literacy, instruction, and student learning? Do you like to delve into instructional design? Pius XII Memorial Library at Saint Louis University is actively looking for enthusiastic candidates for the position of Instructional Services Librarian.
Job duties include:
- Provide leadership and expertise in the library’s instruction program.
- Collaborate on the design and development of high quality learning materials.
- Create information literacy content.
- Liaise with academic departments and units including, School for Professional Studies and English for Academic Purposes.
Required qualifications include:
- Master’s degree in Library or Information Science.
- Demonstrated commitment to instruction and information literacy.
- Experience designing and creating tutorials, learning objects, or other curricular resources.
For a full position description, please see http://lib.slu.edu/about/employment.
Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service. All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu and include a cover letter addressing qualifications for position, application, curriculum vita, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current professional references (university placement file is not acceptable). Please refer to Requisition Number 20141104. All other correspondence regarding this position may be sent to Instructional Services Librarian Search Committee, Pius XII Memorial Library, 3650 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108-3302.
Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and application from women and minorities. For information about Pius XII Memorial Library, see http://lib.slu.edu.
in 2015 LITA President’s Program Planning Task Force
2015 LITA President's Program Planning Task Force
April 1, 2015
1-2 pm CDT
1) Ask for volunteer to record notes and action items (to be posted as comment on this thread)
2) Brief Introductions (5 min)
- Name, title, library
- How long have you been a LITA member?
- Strengths / interest you bring to this group / what you like about UX
- Physical or virtual ALA Annual attendee
3) Review charge and discuss reason for group (3 min)
4) Discussion about activity (20 min)
- Review possibilities listed in charge and be prepared to discuss those and other ideas you've had
- Think about your role or how you'd like to help make it happen
- Think about the objectives and how the activities align with goal to engage members about UX
5) Roles and Responsibilities (10 min)
- Marketing person, and Liaison to Communication & Marketing Committee (Nadaleen Templeman-Kluit) as well as LITA staff (Mark Beatty)
- Liaison to Membership Development Committee (Jason Battles)
- Someone in charge of on-site logistics
- Escort for Lou Rosenfeld
- Other roles TBD
6) Timeline (10 min)
- Based on what activity we've established, we'll need due dates for everything.
7) Communication and Tools for Doing the Work (10 min)
- Based on what we have decided, how frequently should we virtually meet?
- Use listserv, Connect, Google Docs, what else
8) Review action items (2 min)
in GLBTRT Executive Board (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table)
ALA President Courtney Young releases statement regarding Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act
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CHICAGO — Indiana Governor Mike Pence recently signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (Section 1.IC34-13.9 of the Indiana Code) as passed by the Indiana General Assembly. The law is part of a disturbing trend of “RFRA’s” that many states are passing to guarantee that people and businesses have the right to exercise their constitutional freedom of religion in regard to the services they offer to the public. Unlike many other states, Indiana does not have a non-discrimination law that protects GLBTQ persons and provides an opportunity to legalize intolerance.
Following Governor Pence’s request that the General Assembly try to fix the law amidst local and national outcry, American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young released the following statement:
“The Religious Freedom Restoration Act contradicts the fundamental values of the ALA and libraries. The ALA deplores and rejects any law that violates the civil liberties of any person. Our association is built around the ALA Code of Ethics and the Library Bill of Rights that reflect this deeply held value. Access to all applies to libraries as well as restaurants, businesses, and associations like ours.
“We reaffirm that is it is the responsibility of library staff everywhere, regardless of the legal ability to refuse service, to offer equal and unfettered access to all users in keeping with the library Bill of Rights and principles of intellectual freedom.
“The Indiana RFRA has understandably triggered deep concern in the ALA community, which is currently scheduled for its 2021 Midwinter Meeting in Indianapolis. Although the law has been denounced by the Mayor of Indianapolis, the Chamber of Commerce, and many businesses, the ALA and key Indiana members continue to monitor the legislative situation.
“ALA’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is calling for input from the membership—how can we best engage our host communities when ALA holds its conference in the midst of a local controversy that touches us all?
“The ALA and its members will continue efforts to work towards developing a long-term strategy to encounter the growing trend of RFRA’s, which threaten to undermine civil rights and the fundamental principles upon which libraries are founded.”
The American Library Association (ALA), the voice of America’s libraries, is the oldest, largest, and most influential library association in the world. Its approximately 56,000 members are primarily librarians but also trustees, publishers, and other library supporters. The Association represents all types of libraries; its mission is to promote the highest-quality library and information services and public access to information.