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Any questions about the posting or position can be sent Stephanie Rosen, Accessibility Specialist, University of Michigan Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Michigan Library Resident Program was created to support our commitment to achieving a culturally diverse faculty. We are looking for assistant librarian candidates who are interested in being exposed to various areas of academic librarianship through a rotational program. Selected candidates will experience three years of library work within varied departments as well as engage in professional development and mentorship. This holistic experience will provide a competitive advantage in the search for a successive professional position. The U-M Library is a part of the ACRL Diversity Alliance supporting a broad-based library residency program.
The resident librarian is a three-year, nonrenewable term position at the assistant librarian rank which will be tailored to reflect the successful candidate’s professional interests and long-term career goals, and the needs of the U-M Library. About 70% of the resident librarian’s time will be spent working within the assigned area with the remainder of the time spent in strategic professional development and mentoring, library and campus experiences such as shadowing, committee and project work and engagement with professional associations. Assigned functional areas may change periodically based on the resident’s career objectives and the needs of the library.
The first year will be devoted to acclimating the resident to U-M, the Library, and to academic librarianship as a whole. Consequently, the resident librarian will be assigned to a thematic area that crosses over a variety of library areas and departments. Residents will be exposed to a broad range of staff, operations, services, and functions related to each selected thematic area. It is expected that candidates will bring a commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion to their work within the selected themes. Possible themes may include, but are not necessarily limited to curation, preservation, digital scholarship, scholarly communication, learning and teaching, liaison librarianship, impact and relevance, library administration, community outreach and special collections.
The second and third years will include deeper exposure to various departments and functions within the library and focus on a capstone project. Throughout the experience, the resident librarian will participate in strategic professional development, mentorship and engaged learning which may include active involvement in committees, special projects and programming.
The successful candidate should possess a strong interest in leadership in academic librarianship, demonstrate effective interpersonal, communication, demonstrate basic presentation skills, and possess the ability to be flexible and motivated in the face of changing work assignments, projects, and departments. In addition, candidates are expected to be able to communicate and demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion in librarianship.
The resident librarian advances the Library’s mission to support, enhance, and collaborate in the instructional, research, and service activities of the faculty, students, and staff, and contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge. In fulfillment of this mission, the successful candidate will assume these primary responsibilities:
Perform assigned duties within assigned departments.
Work with supervisors and mentors to determine a professional development plan.
Work with supervisors and mentors to engage in library, university and community committees, initiatives, and projects as appropriate.
Grow and develop professionally by collaborating on committees and initiatives as well as engaging in professional and academic growth activities.
- ALA-accredited master's degree or an equivalent combination of relevant experience along with a relevant advanced degree.
- Ability to clearly articulate career objectives within librarianship.
- Exhibits an understanding and value of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
Familiarity with trends and issues in academic librarianship.
Benefits, rank, salary
Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant Librarian rank. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library's process for librarian promotion and advancement.
The target salary range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000 per year for the Assistant Librarian rank. The actual salary offered may vary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities. This position receives 24 days of vacation a year, paid sick leave with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.
How to Apply: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/139552/resident_librarian
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, your career aspirations and any experience that directly relates to this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled. One Resident Librarian position will be filled. A second Resident Librarian position may be filled pending budgetary approval.
About the University of Michigan Library
The U-M Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.
The U-M Library strives to develop and nurture the skills that will allow us to manifest diversity as engagement, innovation, and above all, respect for all individuals. These skills are vital to the library, which offers its wide-ranging and diverse content, services, and expertise to the entire U-M community and beyond. We seek out and celebrate diversity in all of its forms, and more importantly, we embrace it as an organizational priority. The library has a long history of actively engaging in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility work, which is vital to the overall success of an academic research library and the tenets of diversity are infused into all aspects of our work.
The Library Human Resources office can be contacted at 734-764-2546 or email@example.com.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
RUSA Board meeting
April 6, 2017, Thursday
9 PT / 11 CT/ 12 ET
1. Roll call, introductions, announcements, changes to/approval of agenda – MCMANUS
2. Approval of the minutes of the 3/3/17 RUSA Board meeting (attached) - MCMANUS
3. President’s Update – MCMANUS (forthcoming)
4. Vice-President’s Update – LE BEAU (forthcoming)
5. Executive Director Report - HORNUNG (forthcoming)
6. New Business/Action Items:
a. Vote on Motion to discontinue the Achievement Awards Ceremony starting with Annual Conference 2018. RUSA Board will be asked to work with Awards Coordinating Committee and RUSA Staff to develop alternative ways of recognizing members and awardees. - McManus
b. RUSA Board Action Item: Sunset Guidelines for Library Services to Teens (attached) - Tina Baich
c. Discussion of draft Professional Competencies for Reference & User Services Librarians (attached) - Nancy Huling/ALL
c. Discussion of Unfunded Award Policy (attached) - Joseph Yue/ALL
d. Sunset the Organization & Planning Committee effective July 1, 2018. RUSA proposes to establish a Restructuring Implementation Task Force comprised mostly of members of the former O&P Committee. - McManus
7. Board meeting agenda items for next meeting
Discussion of Awards-related restructuring recommendations
Discussion of restructuring Recommendation #5 Modify Committees to Address Professional Development
8. Next board meeting time and date: April 28, 2017, Friday, 12 PT / 2 CT / 3 ET
RUSA Board meeting
April 28, 2017, Friday, 12 PT / 2 CT / 3 ET
1. Roll call, introductions, announcements, changes to/approval of agenda – MCMANUS
2. President’s Update – MCMANUS
3. Vice-President’s Update – LE BEAU
4. RUSA Staff Update ?
4. New Business/Action Items:
a. Discussion of Awards-related restructuring recommendations
b.Discussion of restructuring Recommendation #5 Modify Committees to Address Professional Development
6. Board meeting agenda items for next meeting
7. Next board meeting time and date:
Explore the exciting programs, discussion forums, and virtual poster sessions from the ALCTS Exchange
With stimulating programming, including discussion forums and virtual poster sessions, the ALCTS Exchange will engage a wide-range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities in a four-day, fully online, virtual forum. Programs include:
- Connected Learning—Keynote by Mizuko Ito
- New Roles for Engagement—Keynote by Trevor A. Dawes
- Centering the Margins of the Scholarly Record: Librarians, Social Justice, and Scholarly Communication
- Preserving Connections: Connecting to Communities Through Preservation Programming
- Skill Building for Effective Use of Multidimensional Measurements in Collection Assessments
- The Technical Services Toolkit: A Guide for New and Emerging Leaders
In addition to these sessions, the ALCTS Exchange will offer engaging discussion forums and virtual poster sessions. For up-to-date details on sessions, be sure to check the ALCTS Exchange website as new information is being added regularly.
Want to register your group or institution? Groups watching the event together from one access point will receive single (1) user access to the live stream over all four days and unlimited user account creation on the ALCTS Exchange event site. Institutions with a maximum of six (6) concurrent user access points receive access to the live stream over all four days and unlimited user account creation on the ALCTS Exchange event site.
Group and institutional members are encouraged to create their own user accounts and participate in the event’s discussions and non-streaming content. To learn more, contact the registration staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-280-4293. Register your group or institution today.
Greetings Linked Data enthusiasts,
The LITA/ALCTS Linked Library Data Interest Group is looking for a new co-chair for 2017-2019. The term will begin after the 2017 ALA Annual Conference and will last for two years. We plan to stagger the appointment of LITA and ALCTS members as co-chairs, so this year we are specifically looking for LITA members interested in this post. Co-chairs are expected to attend both the Midwinter and Annual Conferences, work with their co-chair to arrange programming and manage discussions at ALA conferences, and submit reports of the IG's activities to both LITA and ALCTS leadership.
Please write directly to the 2016-2018 co-chair, Anne Washington (email@example.com), if you are interested in being the next co-chair of the LLD IG.
RUSA Budget and Finance Committee Agenda
Thursday, March 30, 2017
11 PT / 12 MT / 1 CT / 2 ET
1. Call to order, introductions – Chair, CHRIS LEBEAU (5 minutes)
Committee Members: Chris LeBeau, Alesia McManus, Barry Trott, Beth German, Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger, Kirk MacLeod, Amber Prentiss, Kendra Nan Skellen, Joseph Yue, Beth Boatright, Greg Fleming, Rebecca Jackson, Micquel Little, Dan Mack
2. Volunteer to take minutes (2 minutes)
3. Approval of MW2017 minutes (2 minutes)
4. Budget Performance Reports - February 2017 – HORNUNG (5 minutes)
OUTCOME: Information / overview on the status of the budget
5. New Business/Action Items (30 minutes):
a. Discuss costs and cost saving measures the office has implemented
1. Reductions for events
a. RUSA Social - budget impact
b. Awards discussion - impact on budget
2. Payments to course instructors
3. Complimentary registrations and travel expense
4. Copying at Conference
5. Interest Groups -recruitment strategy - budget implications
Free membership? free for one year?
Requirement to join RUSA from day 1 to participate.
IGs - same rules as sections and committees or not?
6. Guide to Policies and Procedures, Chapter 3: Budgets - revisions
5 b. Other new business
1. Fundraising or raising funds -
2. Requests for funding
6. Share the FY2018 budget (10 minutes)
OUTCOME: Information / overview on the status of the FY2018 budget projections
7. Agenda building for next meeting – ALL (5 minutes)
8. Next Meeting:
The Public Library Association is already counting down to the PLA 2018 Conference. One of the most rewarding aspects of PLA Conference is the array of educational programming that comes from our members, other public library professionals, and experts outside the field. PLA 2018 will challenge its attendees to Imagine the Possibilities—both at conference and back in their libraries and communities.
PLA is also exploring how to make our conference more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. Our first step includes seeking and strongly encouraging submissions from marginalized groups including women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities. PLA may be able to provide support in completing the proposal form and/or mentoring for first-time presenters.
We hope that you or your colleagues will consider submitting a proposal for a preconference or program. The deadline for submitting proposals is April 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Visit placonference.org/proposals to learn more, and please let me know if you have any questions!