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ACRL Diversity Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes - ALA Annual 2017

by Kenny Garcia on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 05:15 pm

 

Association of College and Research Libraries
Diversity Committee
ALA Annual Conference Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hilton Chicago, Conference Room 4G (Fourth Floor)
Chicago, IL

Agenda

 

 

Association of College and Research Libraries
Diversity Committee
ALA Annual Conference Meeting
Sunday, June 25, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hilton Chicago, Conference Room 4G (Fourth Floor)
Chicago, IL

Agenda

 

1. Preliminaries
a. Introductions
b. Appoint minute taker
-Kenny Garcia will take minutes.

2. Agenda overview

3. Approval of minutes of 1/21/17
-Minutes were approved.

4. ACRL Board Update
-The board is examining the association’s current relationship with vendors. It has been a current source of fundraising, but vendor sponsorships are becoming scarcer. There is also a need to protect ACRL’s core values.
-A question came up in the discussion on whether or not there are any sponsorships of diversity-related events, programs, or scholarships. It seemed liked there wasn’t.
-The board will be discussing a possible partnership between ACRL and ARL to develop a symposia on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in HR. The expectation would be that an ACRL Diversity Committee member be on the planning committee and have a role in content development for this symposium. ACRL can also offer tech support by offering to host webinars throughout the year.
-One project output for the committee would be to develop a resource list LibGuide for the symposium.

5. Announcements
a. ACRL Leadership Council
-Various groups presented updates on the work that’s being done. A white paper on global perspectives on information literacy was published. A group exercise on resonant leadership was facilitated by the president’s program planning Committee.

6. Working Group Updates:
a. Assessment Plan subcommittee
-The subcommittee discussed the possibility of incorporating the a dimension-based rubric as an assessment measure for the diversity standards. They also discussed incorporating the AAC&U Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE rubric to provide goals for the ACRL Diversity Standards.
b. Website subcommittee
-A recommendation will be made to have a committee member be given editing privileges to the website and toolkit LibGuide in order to made immediate changes to both resources.
c. Best Practices subcommittee
-The subcommittee expressed the need for all of the subcommittees to meet together and discuss the overlapping best practices in all of the research areas.
d. ACRL Diversity Committee liaison to the ACRL Diversity Alliance Steering Committee
-The steering committee discussed the need to better support residency coordinators. Vendors also want to be included in the scope of residency Opportunities. The diversity alliance is working on additional institutes for member institutions and those interested, and will be done at major conferences such as ACRL 2019.

7. Next Steps for revising the Diversity Standards
-The committee needs to rethink the revision process for the diversity standards. The standards need to include contemporary theories and current applications across various institutions. This requires a discussion on bandwidth and expertise within the committee, as well as a discussion on the sequence and process of revision. The expectation is to submit revision recommendations to the ACRL Standards Committee every five years. Since the diversity standards were approved by the board in 2012, they are up for renewal this year. There is a need to bring in more people with expertise into the revision process.
-One recommendation is to organize the standards by themes and revise a few standards a year based on a theme. The committee can also host a virtual or face-to-face working session with experts where participants and bring in and share ideas based on the theme.
-Conference proposals will be due soon. The committee can think about proposing a case study presentation on practical applications of incorporating the diversity standards across various institutions. There is the need to talk about failures as well as successes.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Information & Education Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 03:58 pm

LIBRARIAN III – Information & Education Librarian

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Librarian III – Information and Education Librarian for the Rutgers University Libraries at Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences.

LIBRARIAN III – Information & Education Librarian

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Librarian III – Information and Education Librarian for the Rutgers University Libraries at Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences.

Reporting to the Associate Director and Medical Education Coordinator, works as member of a team of librarians in support of the academic, clinical and research needs of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences faculty, staff and students. The primary focus of the position is providing high level reference, instruction, outreach and consultation services. Develops instruction, teaches classes and workshops, provides one-to-one consultations with faculty, residents and students, both on-site and virtually, using appropriate technologies.

The Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences, located in the heart of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s clinical campus in New Brunswick, serves the students across all four years, those in graduate medical education programs, and a broad range of faculty in the basic and clinical sciences. In addition, the library serves the academic and clinical programs of the other RBHS schools in New Brunswick / Piscataway including the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy.

For more information, and to apply, please visit:
http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/48362

 

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ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: 7/18/17 to 7/23/17 AU/CAU SLIS Resolution

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 09:23 am

The Board is invited to review the draft resolution honoring the Atlanta University/Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies, and have discussion during the period of 7/18/17 to 7/23/17. Please note the expedited discussion and voting timeline.

Please post comments regarding the draft resolution using threaded discussion to provide feedback regarding the content.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the draft resolution via virtual vote during 7/24/17 to 7/27/17 and confirm its vote at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting.

ASCLA Executive Committee (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

Discussion FY18 Dues Information

by Jeannette Smithee on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 02:42 pm

PLEASE COMMENT ON CONNECT - BEARING IN MIND THAT WE NEED AN ANSWER BEFORE 7/31
1) - OK with a dues increase for FY18
2) - Defer dues increase 
3) - Refer to full ASCLA Board for comment and vote
 

PLEASE COMMENT ON CONNECT - BEARING IN MIND THAT WE NEED AN ANSWER BEFORE 7/31
1) - OK with a dues increase for FY18
2) - Defer dues increase 
3) - Refer to full ASCLA Board for comment and vote
 
Thanks to Michael Golrick, we identified that the discussion of a planned raise of $1 per year for ASCLA dues was in the ASCLA Five Year Business Plan FY2016-2018, progress as of June 19, 2016 (page 5 chart of financial projections) - attached. It was discussed not at an Executive Committee meeting, but at the Finance Committee meeting at the Annual Conference in June 2016. The planned $1 per year increase was to take effect for the FY18 budget. 
 
I can find no minutes for the June 2016 Finance Committee meeting, At the second Board meeting at the June 2016 Conference (Atlanta), the FY17 Budget did appear on the agenda and minutes indicate that it passed.  The Business Plan does not appear on the Board Agenda or in the Board Minutes. 
 
If the the dues increase is implemented for FY18, the changes would be: 

ASCLA

TYPE OF MEMBER

No. Members 

June 2017

FY17

FY18

Regular

561

$55

$56

Student

61

$20

$21

Retired

28

$20

$21

Non Salaried

43

$20

$21

Corporate

2

$60

$61

Organizational

87

$60

$61

State Library

21

$500

$500

Cont / Life Free

16

 

 

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Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT)

File DraftSustainRTAnnual-Report2016_2017

by Rene Tanner on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 01:46 pm

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida (apply by Aug 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 12:06 pm

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES

ASSOCIATE DEAN AND FACKLER DIRECTOR, HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER LIBRARIES 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES

ASSOCIATE DEAN AND FACKLER DIRECTOR, HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER LIBRARIES 

The Smathers Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries (Director). The Director is a faculty position that provides leadership and vision for the Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL), which is comprised of the Health Science Center Library in Gainesville and the Borland Library in Jacksonville. The Director is responsible for the management of the HSCL, and contributes to the leadership of the Smathers Libraries as an Associate Dean. The Director also serves in an ex officio leadership role in the UF Health Science Center (HSC). The HSCL Organization Chart is available at http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/IR00010026/00001.

The Director ensures that the HSCL achieve their mission to serve the six colleges of the HSC and the associated centers, institutes, hospitals and clinics, as well as to provide appropriate community services. In order to fulfill this mission, the Director routinely consults and actively engages with the Sr. Vice President of Health Affairs and other senior leadership in UF Health.

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching decisions; consequently the Fackler Director will lead or serve on various teams. To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Director will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities.

We encourage candidates to apply for the Director position as a tenure track Associate University or University Librarian (job requisition #502875) or non-tenure track Associate In or Senior Associate In Libraries (job requisition #502883). This is one position but two postings. As a library faculty member, the Fackler Director will contribute to the profession via research and service. If hired at the rank of Associate University Librarian or University Librarian, the Director will be expected to achieve tenure. The tenure and promotion criteria for the HSCL are available in the Libraries Career Development Handbook.

The position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. The preliminary schedule for screening interviews is mid-September 2017, so candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by no later than Friday, August 25, 2017.

For the full Position Vacancy Announcement and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office.

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Instructional Design Librarian, Touro College and University System

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:58 am

Instructional Design Librarian if anyone is looking for a job in the NYC area: https://touro.peopleadmin.com/postings/1526

Position Number 1S8587
Job Description
In collaboration with the Library Information Literacy Director, the Instructional Design Librarian will interact with students and faculty, and participate in creating an active instructional program. The librarian will teach both on ground and online classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Instructional Design Librarian if anyone is looking for a job in the NYC area: https://touro.peopleadmin.com/postings/1526

Position Number 1S8587
Job Description
In collaboration with the Library Information Literacy Director, the Instructional Design Librarian will interact with students and faculty, and participate in creating an active instructional program. The librarian will teach both on ground and online classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Job Duties
Teaches information literacy and research skills classes in face-to-face and online learning environments, including a semester course
Develops lesson plans, tutorials and videos
Manages the library’s Social Media platforms
Assists in incorporating information literacy into the curriculum
Assists in assessing students’ information literacy skills
Occasional evening hours
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications
Education, Preparation, and Training
Degree Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited institution
At least __2_______years of instruction experience in an academic library

Skills
Experience working with a diverse student and faculty population
Understanding the emerging technologies and their applications in an academic library environment
Demonstrated knowledge of learning theory and information literacy trends
Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Familiarity with learning management systems, such as Blackboard
Familiarity with web conferencing software, such as Adobe Connect or Zoom
Skilled in creating and maintaining content management systems, such as LibGuides
Creativity, flexibility and the ability to work in a team based environment is important
Experience in instructional design, web and multimedia technologies, including production tools like Camtasia is preferred

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Assistant Professor, Emporia State University Libraries (apply by July 24)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:52 am

The Emporia State University Libraries and Archives at http://library.emporia.edu invites energetic, innovative, and creative individuals to apply for the position of Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian. This position is tenure-track at the level of Assistant Professor. The Librarian reports to the Head of Systems and Technical Services and to the Dean, University Libraries and Archives.

The Emporia State University Libraries and Archives at http://library.emporia.edu invites energetic, innovative, and creative individuals to apply for the position of Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian. This position is tenure-track at the level of Assistant Professor. The Librarian reports to the Head of Systems and Technical Services and to the Dean, University Libraries and Archives. To see the full position description follow this link. http://www.emporia.edu/humres/jobs/unclassified/18/001/assistant-professor/

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Internship, Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center (apply by July 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:49 am

Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center is offering an internship for undergraduate or graduate students to help with processing archival materials from Oregon Tilth, a leading nonprofit certifier, educator and advocate for organic agriculture and products since 1974. These recently acquired records from Oregon Tilth will help illuminate the history of organic and sustainable agriculture and certification in Oregon.  Expected duration of the internship: August 1 – October 23, 2017. Approx. hours worked per week 10-12 hours for 13-15 weeks (150 hours total).

Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center is offering an internship for undergraduate or graduate students to help with processing archival materials from Oregon Tilth, a leading nonprofit certifier, educator and advocate for organic agriculture and products since 1974. These recently acquired records from Oregon Tilth will help illuminate the history of organic and sustainable agriculture and certification in Oregon.  Expected duration of the internship: August 1 – October 23, 2017. Approx. hours worked per week 10-12 hours for 13-15 weeks (150 hours total). $12.50 per hour.  Must be able to work in Corvallis, during normal business hours (8 am -5 pm Monday - Friday). For more details and the application, see: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/hr/postings/46499. Closing date: July 25, 2017. 

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Discussion Young Adult Librarian - Evanston Public Library

by Jose Ruiz on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:30 am
Location 
US-IL-Evanston
Job Type 
Regular Full-Time
Department 
Evanston Public Library
Location 
US-IL-Evanston
Job Type 
Regular Full-Time
Department 
Evanston Public Library
Salary 
$27.656 - $35.417/hour
Posted Date 
7/17/2017
Job Closing Date 
7/30/2017

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9-5 or 10-6pm, two Saturdays a month, one Sunday a Month

 

The Library envisions itself as the “third place” after home and work or school.  Evanston Public Library aims to be the heart of our diverse community by promoting the development of independent, self-confident and literate citizens, and providing equitable access to cultural, intellectual, technological, and information resources.

The Teen Services team at EPL is looking for an enthusiastic candidate, who is eager to share their knowledge and skills. This candidate should be a self-starter, highly motivated and always willing to learn new skills. This position will oversee in house programming for teens in grades 6-12 at the Main Library. Programs could focus on craft projects, 3D printing, robotics and more.

In 2018 the Main location of the Evanston Public Library will begin a full renovation, which includes moving and expanding the current teen space. A computer training lab, learning lab and digital media lab will also be in the same area as the teen space. This position will work closely with staff in those spaces and may collaborate with them on programming for patrons of all different ages.

There are no residency restrictions for this position. Many pension plans of Chicagoland libraries cooperate within the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, which is the pension plan for EPL.

To Apply: https://careers-cityofevanston.icims.com/jobs/1235/librarian-i-%E2%80%93-young-adult/jobmobile=false&width=969&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):

  •  Plans, presents, and evaluates innovative hands-on programming for teens, parents, caregivers and educators. Programming can relate to or include science, technology, engineering, the arts or math and other activities that will appeal to young adults.
  • May work on developing programming rooted in the Maker Movement philosophy.
  • May plan and lead a small number of adult technology classes after Main Library renovations.
  • Assists library users, primarily teens, with the use of library materials, services, equipment and facilities, including help in accessing online resources and downloading library media.
  • May assist with school and community outreach/engagement for teens.
  • Staffs Teen Loft service desk and other public desks as needed.
  • Interviews patrons carefully to determine what information is required and provides clear, accurate and timely answers to all patron inquiries. This may include; using reference books, periodicals, and electronic resources.  
  • Updates website with event information and creates promotional materials for teen programs.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the Library’s teen and adult collections and electronic resources, keeping abreast of industry trends and innovations. Reads, listens to, and views a wide variety of teen literature and media.
  • May select materials for, and maintains, assigned area(s) of the collection.
  • Develops and maintains recommended booklists and resource guides for teens.
  • Serves as senior staff member in charge of the Teen area, and may serve as staff member in charge in the absence of the Young Adult Services Supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • This position requires a Masters degree in Library and Information Science. At least one year of experience working with teens is required.
  • Considerable knowledge of teen literature and authors, graphic novels, films, music, and games. Must be fluent with social media and personal technologies currently in use among young adults.
  • Experience and interest in any of the following areas: music and video creation and editing, graphic design, computer animation, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related activities (robotics, computer programming 3-D printing etc.): public speaking and creative writing desired.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of customers and staff throughout the Library, as well as outside the organization.
  • Spanish Language proficiency is highly desirable.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form, while dealing with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure to perform the four operations with like or common decimal fractions; to compute ratio rate, and percent and measures; to perform arithmetic operations involving all American monetary units.
  • Ability to multi-task many variable duties, requests and responsibilities.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret manuals, policies and procedures, rules, regulations, journals, newspapers, memos, letters, reports and legal documents.
  • Ability to prepare business letters, expositions, summaries, and reports, using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, dictation, and style.

     

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

The ability to work in a primarily sedentary position, with the ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 20 pounds. The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects, books, materials, etc. using up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from indoor temperature changes.

There are no environmental hazards associated with this classification.

Additional Information:

SUPERVISION:

Under the supervision of the Young Adult Services Supervisor.  The individual has contact with other library agencies and staff at all levels, and uses the necessary resources to meet and achieve goals and/or objectives.  Work is assigned through specific projects and customer/clientele request.  The employee is responsible for prioritizing work tasks, and for identifying and utilizing the appropriate resources to resolve a problem or situation.  Work performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings.  Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to specific projects assigned.  Work is evaluated at least annually, with respect to customer service, problem-solving ability and performance in accordance with this classification standard.

Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position.  Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.

The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.  The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).

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