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ACRL/EBSS Education Committee

Event EBSS Education Committee - ALA 2018 Midwinter Virtual Meeting

by Alex Hodges on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:27 am

ACRL EBSS Education Committee Meeting
Monday, January 29, 2018, 11:00am PST / 12:00pm MST / 1:00pm CST / 2:00pm EST
Duration: 1:00 hour via WebEx
Note: This is an open meeting.

URL: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e93880fe2689dd579dec260f35156fefa

Dial-in option available upon login 

ACRL EBSS Education Committee Meeting
Monday, January 29, 2018, 11:00am PST / 12:00pm MST / 1:00pm CST / 2:00pm EST
Duration: 1:00 hour via WebEx
Note: This is an open meeting.

URL: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e93880fe2689dd579dec260f35156fefa

Dial-in option available upon login 

Attendees will need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) to utilize the VoIP feature. We recommend that all attendees have headsets with microphones available. Prior to accessing the meeting, you will need to have the most up-to-date version of Java downloaded. If attendees have any difficulties accessing the meeting, they can call WebEx’s tech support number at 877-469-3239.

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Here are a few additional tips from ACRL: 

  1. Make certain you have an updated version of Java.
  2. Make sure you have the most recent WebEx software by checking the system requirements . This especially applies to users accessing the meeting through a mobile device.
  3. You will need a headset for VoIP. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).
  4. Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time.
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ACRL Board of Directors

Poll Do you approve the 2017 ACRL Fall Board Meeting proceedings?

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:09 am
Yes
100% (9 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Abstain
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 9
Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian, Columbus State Community College (OH) (apply by Feb. 15)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 02:07 pm

Electronic Resources Librarian

https://cscc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1802

 

Job Description: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. 

Electronic Resources Librarian

https://cscc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1802

 

Job Description: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements. 

Duties are numbered for convenience, and do not indicate order in terms of importance, frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.

1. Conducts administrative functions for library website and provides leadership to library’s website team. Maintains library’s electronic resources.

2. Provides technical support to LibGuides authors. Works closely with other reference staff, including LibGuides team leader, Open Educational Resources librarian, library website team representatives, and other library staff in Circulation, Acquisitions & Metadata, and Multimedia. 

3. Manages library’s digital infrastructure via Springshare (including LibGuides), EBSCOadmin, OCLC, and ProQuest platforms. Troubleshoots access problems for electronic library resources and communicates in a timely manner with appropriate internal and external parties to establish solutions. 

4. Supports the use of special technologies such as augmented reality apps and classroom response systems for library programs and events throughout the academic year. 

5. Provides reference assistance and support to students, faculty and staff. Answers reference questions using variety of print and electronic resources.

6. Teaches information literacy skills and provides individual instruction to users with varying skill levels, in the research process and in effective use of electronic and print resources and databases. Conducts group instruction sessions for students and faculty. 

7. Researches, evaluates and selects library materials to assist in maintenance and upgrading of print and electronic reference and circulating collections. Assists in evaluation and selection of print and electronic periodicals collection. 

8. Collaborates with faculty in development of instruction sessions tailored to the curriculum, class assignments and student readiness. Responds to faculty requests for development of effective library research assignments. 

9. Develops instructional modules for general and course specific library research. 

10. Initiates, plans and develops tutorials and supporting instructional materials for specific databases or research needs and specific user groups.

11. Provides advice and support to students including interpreting usefulness of reference materials for student projects, advises students on selection and focus of topics for research papers, and guides students in development of effective search strategies.

12. Advises students on citation methods, copyright issues and provides other support as needed to promote learning and research success. 

13. Works with the supervisor in orienting, training and mentoring new hires to the reference staff. As directed by the supervisor, provides guidance and project oversight for the part-time librarians. Works collaboratively with supervisor and full time librarians in planning program direction and initiatives of the department.

14. Provides library instruction sessions at off-campus sites. Records statistics for reference and instruction sessions. 

15. Participates in library assessment activities. Promotes library services at college events and through written articles in campus media.

16. Maintains confidentiality of patron records and other information.

17. Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and predictable attendance and works overtime as required to meet workload demands. Performs other related duties as required.  

18. Monitors computer equipment used to access library information. Contacts IT support if service is needed for non-functional equipment. Serves on library and college committees.

Working Conditions: Normal library working conditions.  

Usual Physical Demands: The following physical demands are typically exhibited by position incumbents performing this job's essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not, and should not be construed to be job qualification standards, but are illustrated to help the College, employee and/or applicant identify where reasonable accommodations may need to be considered. 

While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly stands and walks, and frequently sits at a desk to conduct reference research. Employee frequently reaches, bends or kneels to retrieve and shelve books. Employee regularly talks and listens to patrons, and frequently reads computer screens, catalogues, books and other material. Employee regularly lifts items up to 10 pounds, and occasionally pushes and pulls large book trucks up to 25 pounds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: Library science; research methods, sources and databases; library practices and procedures; Dewey Decimal System; online catalog systems; online searching techniques; Microsoft office and other computer applications; best practices in library website design; Knowledge of DSpace or other open source repository applications. Ability to: Maintain good working relationships with library patrons, co-workers and other job contacts; Work individually without supervision as well as in teams; Evaluate information sources for content, authority and relevance; Analyze complex reference requests; Demonstrate a broad knowledge base of college academic programs; Categorize materials in subject, numerical and alphabetical order; Exhibit analytical thinking; Maintain confidential and sensitive information. Skill in: Verbal and written communications; listening; teaching and transmitting ideas to persons of diverse backgrounds and learning levels; Conducting research and related problem solving; Researching general and technical information; Scanning and analyzing large quantities of information for relevance to research questions; Operation and maintenance of the library computer system; Use of the Internet; routine typing; spelling; Maintaining operational records, Beyond basic HTML & CSS skills. Skill using Bootstrap, jQuery, jQuery UI, Javascript, {{moustache}}, Font Awesome. Skill in Photoshop and Camtasia or other photo and video editing software.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution.  At least 1 years of experience working in a library position with increasing responsibility. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).   

Additional Information:  All applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter that details their experience in patron service, college-level research, use of research databases, and required technology skills including website development. Evidence of relevant technology work must be included with application materials. Applications received without evidence of work samples and a cover letter will be considered incomplete and, therefore, not considered.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian, University of Delaware (apply by Feb. 15)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 02:03 pm

Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian

http://bit.ly/UD-DPCL18 

Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian

http://bit.ly/UD-DPCL18 

The University of Delaware Library seeks a motivated, creative, and service-oriented professional to serve as Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian. The position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Publishing and Research and is part of a newly established team that encompasses digital scholarship services, digitization and digital publishing, and the University of Delaware Press. Team members collaborate with colleagues from across the Library to provide these services.

The Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian will design, implement, and assess an active program of education, training, advocacy, and support to promote effective sharing and barrier-free access to scholarly resources, and will provide strategic leadership of the service team that supports the Library’s digital repositories, including UDSpace and ArtStor.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Act as an advocate and resource for faculty, students, and staff on a full range of issues that promote barrier-free availability of scholarly intellectual resources, including open access, fair use, author’s rights, Creative Commons and other open licensing, streaming media, e-reserves, interlibrary loan of licensed content;
  • Develop and promulgate education and resource materials, online and in print, for a range of constituencies within the Library, as well as UD faculty, students, and staff;
  • Develop and implement an educational program employing the above documentation;
  • Assist researchers with questions and needs regarding rights to their authored content;
  • Lead Library support for the UD Faculty Senate resolution on open access; collaborate with subject liaison librarians to promulgate faculty author rights retention, Creative Commons licensing, and open access publishing;
  • Provide strategic direction for UDSpace, ArtStor, and other digital repositories, and coordinate the work of the team who support it (including subject liaisons, digital scholarship librarian, digital collections and Library IT staff);
  • Provide guidance to colleagues throughout the Library, Museums, and Press on copyright and intellectual property issues and procedures;
  • Advise UD researchers on options for open access publishing, including Open Educational Resources;
  • Serve as a member of the Library Management Council and other relevant Library and University committees.
  • Participate in professional programs at the local, regional, or national level as appropriate;
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned or deemed appropriate to the accomplishment of the responsibilities and functions of the position. 

 

Qualifications: ALA-accredited graduate library degree or JD from accredited institution. Minimum of 3 years relevant library experience. Evidence of knowledge and experience in copyright law as it relates to fair use and library exemptions, new modes of scholarly communication, open access, authors’ rights, and scholarly use of intellectual property. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a culturally diverse community. Ability to provide instruction in an academic setting. Effective oral and written communications skills. Effective public presentation and interpersonal skills. Ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and other key stakeholders. Strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communication across a variety of disciplines. Supervisory experience preferred.

General Information: The University of Delaware Library is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence.  The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance.  More information about the Library is available at: https://library.udel.edu/ 

Appointment: Appointment expected at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (pay grade 30E with 3-8 years relevant experience) or the rank of Associate Librarian (pay grade 31E with 9+ years relevant experience). More information about the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System is available at: https://library.udel.edu/about/personnel/promotion/ 

Benefits:  22 vacation days. Generous 403B retirement plan. Tuition remission for dependents and spouse, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at:  http://www.udel.edu/content/udel/en/faculty-staff/human-resources/benefits.html 

To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at: http://www.udel.edu/faculty-staff/human-resources/careers/ 

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html 

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ACRL Chapters Council

File Chapters-Council-Midwinter-2018-Meeting-Agenda

by Natalie Burclaff on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 12:26 pm

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ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee (Instruction Section)

Event 2018 IS Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum

by Patrick Wohlmut on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 12:16 pm

2018 IS Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum

2018 IS Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum

How can we best integrate scholarly communication into today’s academic library instruction? While scholarly communication and content creation have impacted some areas of library services, these developments often overlook instruction aimed at undergraduate students. Join the ACRL Instruction Section’s 2018 Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum to delve into current efforts to integrate issues such as content creation, intellectual property rights, and the scholarly conversation into undergraduate instruction practice. The ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee presents:   

Embedding Scholarly Communication in Your Instruction Practice: A Coordinated Approach

A virtual discussion led by Rebecca Lloyd (Reference & Instruction Librarian), Kristina De Voe (English & Communication Librarian), and Annie Johnson (Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications Specialist) from Temple University on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm Central Standard Time.

Find out more by reading the discussion digest: http://acrl.ala.org/IS/2018-is-midwinter-virtual-discussion-forum-2/

Register nowas space is limitedhttp://ala.adobeconnect.com/eqs6uw5lyisa/event/registration.html

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Librarians with Spines Vol. 02 Call for Chapter Abstracts

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 10:09 am

Fellow Librarians, Information Professionals, and Clerical Support Staff!

Happy 2018! We would like to thank you for your robust support and generous assistance helping us get the word out about "Librarians with Spines: Information Agitators in an Age of Stagnation." Through your support and encouragement, we were able to sell over 300 print copies and 50 e-books over the Internet solely through word of mouth and with absolutely no advertising. 

Fellow Librarians, Information Professionals, and Clerical Support Staff!

Happy 2018! We would like to thank you for your robust support and generous assistance helping us get the word out about "Librarians with Spines: Information Agitators in an Age of Stagnation." Through your support and encouragement, we were able to sell over 300 print copies and 50 e-books over the Internet solely through word of mouth and with absolutely no advertising. 

Thanks to you, "Librarians with Spines," vol. 01 can be found in the catalogs of the New York Public Library, the Los Angeles Public Library, and the Oregon State Library just to name a few. Our anthology of 9 essays featured 11 innovative Librarians that were grinding it out in the library world. Our first volume provided a venue for LBGTQ Librarians, Librarians of Color, and allies of both of those demographics to create an intersectional dialogue.

It is with this verve and energy that we now solicit submissions for our second volume (subtitle to be determined).To that end, please send us your abstracts detailing your chapter by Friday, February 16th, 2018Completed chapters are due by April 1, 2018 to librarianswithspines@gmail.com, and we would like to have volume 02 printed by July 31, 2018. Please help us to make LWS vol. 02 a successful resource for our newest LBGTQ Librarians, Librarians of Color, and allies of both.

When you get a second, could you please share with your networks and forward to interested librarians, information professionals, and clerical support staff in your networks. Unfortunately, we don't have the resources or womanpower to post this on all the respective listservs that we are subscribed to and we were hoping you could help us get the word (-of-mouth) out!

Thank You!

Yago Cura and Max Macias

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Director, Palos Verdes Library District (CA) (apply by Feb. 18)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 09:15 am

Director

https://www.bobmurrayassoc.com/recruit/searchDetail.asp?broc_id=4351

 

The Palos Verdes Library District serves a culturally diverse population of 69,000 people who comprise a well-educated, highly engaged, and affluent bedroom community located 25 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Bordered by the picturesque Pacific Ocean, the Palos Verdes Peninsula is defined by breathtaking coastline vistas, multi-layered steep cliffs, gracefully rolling hills, deep canyons, and a semi-rural feel. The District is now seeking a visionary and collaborative leader to serve as its District Director. The ideal candidate will be passionate about libraries and the future of library services and will bring strong management skills and a commitment to employee engagement. As the District’s ambassador, the Director will enjoy and be skilled at building goodwill relationships in the local community; with the local school district; with local, state, and federal elected officials; and in local, state, and national library communities. The selected candidate will be a forward thinker who has an accredited degree in library/information science, public administration, business administration, or a related field. At least five (5) years of broad management experience in a library system or other customer-oriented environments is required. Experience in a broad spectrum of library services including overseeing a multi-branch library system is desirable. The salary for the position is open depending on qualifications and experience. 
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