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ALSC Board of Directors

Discussion Online Board Meeting: Adoption of ALSC Three Year Strategic Plan, 2017-2020

by Nina Lindsay on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 10:23 am

I am calling to order this online board meeting.  Our item is to adopt the ALSC Strategic Plan for 2017-2020, as attached. 

In order to establish a quorum for this meeting, please indicate in a comment that you are "present" and then I will open discussion. 


ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion REMINDER: Virtual ALCTS 101 Tomorrow at 3pm ET

by Zachary Stein on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 06:37 pm



February 21, 3 – 4:30pm ET




February 21, 3 – 4:30pm ET


Visit this page to register for this free webinar and view program details: . All are welcome—members and non-members alike. Feel free to join or depart the webinar as your schedule permits, and email with any questions!

ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group

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by Rene Tanner on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 04:59 pm

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EMIERT Executive Board

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by Lori Mestre on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 02:29 pm

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ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee

Discussion Draft of a new "Politics in Libraries Interpretation" of the Library Bill of Rights

by Doug Archer on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 01:18 pm


Here is a draft copy of a new "Politics in Libraries Interpretation" of the Library Bill of Rights.  The IFC would greatly appreciate your observations and suggestions as it prepares the document for consideration at ALA's Annual Meeting this summer in Chicago.  Please send in your comments using Connect by Friday, March 21.  Our hope is to incorporate suggestions as appropriate and distribute a revised version of this draft before Annual for further input.

Best wishes,



ACRL Government Relations Committee

Online Doc DRAFT Minutes Govt Relations ALAMidwinter Meeting

by Barbara Petersohn on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm


ACRL Government Relations Committee


ALA Midwinter - January 22, 2017

Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Ansley Room 5


Present: John Sandstrom, Kara Malenfant (Washington Office), Barbara Petersohn (vice-chair), Phil Kraus (visitor), LeRoy LaFleur (Board Liaison)


ACRL Government Relations Committee


ALA Midwinter - January 22, 2017

Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, Ansley Room 5


Present: John Sandstrom, Kara Malenfant (Washington Office), Barbara Petersohn (vice-chair), Phil Kraus (visitor), LeRoy LaFleur (Board Liaison)

  1. Barbara called the meeting to order at 1 pm.
  2. Welcome and introductions (all)
  3. Barbara reviewed timeline and deadlines for the committee for 2017.
  4. Barbara reported sending out requests to ACRL committee chairs for input on the agenda in December; committees had until January 27, 2017 to respond.  She read responses received to date and suggested that these be incorporated into the draft list of legislative agenda items and Watch list items.  All agreed.
  5. The group reviewed and discussed items on the previous year’s agenda and watch list, along with the input from other ACRL committees and our brainstorming in December, in order to continue to develop a working list of 2017 Agenda and Watch list items to use in creating a final version at the meeting in February.
  6. Barbara will pass the working list to Clay to share with the rest of the committee for the next meeting.
  7. The meeting was adjourned at 2:10 pm.
Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Research & Instruction Librarian, Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library (apply by March 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 09:18 am

Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its Research & Instruction department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.

Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its Research & Instruction department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.

The successful candidate will work collegially with four other librarians in the Research & Instruction department. Core duties include staffing the research help desk (including one evening per week while classes are in session and occasional weekend hours); designing, teaching, and assessing course-related library instruction in collaboration with faculty; consulting individually with students about research; developing online guides, tutorials, and other learning resources; planning and implementing outreach activities and programs that promote library collections and services and contribute to the campus’ intellectual climate; and participate in the hiring, training, and supervision of interns and student peer research mentors. Like all librarians, the Research & Instruction Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities. This librarian reports to the Director of Research & Instruction.

• ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science
• Reference experience, preferably in an academic library
• Knowledge of print and electronic reference services and sources
• Teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and trends, and ability to contribute fully to an active information literacy instruction program that values creative instructional design and assessment
• Relevant experience integrating technology with reference and instruction to enhance the library’s role in student learning
• Understanding of scholarly communication patterns and needs of a scholarly clientele
• High degree of initiative and flexibility
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
• Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
• Effective communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as cross-cultural competencies to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members


• Minimum of one year reference/instruction library experience
• Proficiency in a second language and the ability to participate in an increasingly international curriculum

The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package.
Gettysburg College is committed to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity. Candidates should address in their cover letter how they have contributed to a campus/workplace culture of inclusion, as well as how they would envision contributing at Gettysburg.

Application materials must be received by March 10, 2017. Anticipated start date is summer 2017.

Please visit our website to submit application materials through our online hiring system:

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian, Penn State University Libraries (apply by March 20)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 09:14 am

Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian

Penn State University Libraries

To apply, please visit

Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian

Penn State University Libraries

To apply, please visit

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for a Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian to develop and deliver innovative services for students, faculty and staff in various health sciences programs. This position will function as the lead liaison for Nursing and will serve as liaison to one or more of the following areas: Bio-Behavioral Health, Health Policy and Administration, and Nutrition. Critical skills include the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization, and a facility for cross-departmental communications. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position reporting to the Head of the Life Sciences Library.  Successful candidates will benefit from the mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support faculty in tenure-track appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.  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 For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit



  • Actively engage with the students and faculty in the College of Nursing and Health and Human Development departments/programs.
  • Support the growth of library resources and services for nursing and health sciences programs offered by World Campus.
  • Coordinate efforts among librarians working with nursing programs across all campuses (currently 12).
  • Provide individual and group instruction on information literacy for students and faculty in the assigned program areas, and determine the impact via ongoing assessment.
  • Assist in determining trends in the collection and evaluation of existing and new resources. Partner with the Harrell Health Sciences Library in Hershey, and other relevant STEM Libraries, to build robust collections in the health and biomedical sciences across PSU.
  • Serve as reference librarian in nursing and the health sciences.
  • Work regularly scheduled hours at the Life Sciences reference desk, as an embedded librarian in related colleges and departments, and the Ask a Librarian virtual online service.
  • Develop and maintain digital subject guides and tutorials as assigned for the library website.
  • Participate in data management and research support services.



  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent)
  • Experience and/or degree in nursing, health, or biosciences field
  • Knowledge of and experience with health sciences databases and resources
  • Experience providing information literacy instruction
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.  Please visit to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teaching faculty, library faculty and staff, students, staff and administrators and community users in a diverse academic environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion



  • Experience providing reference service in physical and web environments.
  • Advanced degree in a health sciences field
  • Experience creating online learning objects
  • Experience using evidence-based practice principles and PICO



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.


The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day's drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit and


Compensation and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. 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   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 March 20, 2017 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at

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, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.