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ACRL Board of Directors

Poll Do you approve to postpone indefinitely the vote on the proposed name change of the Value of Academic Libraries Committee?

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 10:23 am
Yes
83% (5 votes)
No
17% (1 vote)
Abstain
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 6
Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Senior Assessment Specialist, University of Michigan (apply by Jan. 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 09:13 am

Senior Assessment Specialist

http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/150965/senior_assessment_specialist

How to Apply

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 and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.   

Senior Assessment Specialist

http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/150965/senior_assessment_specialist

How to Apply

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 and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.   

Job Summary

The University of Michigan (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 library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of the library's mission.

Reinventing our library includes a renewed and deep commitment to assessment of library services to ensure user needs are at the center of our strategy and services. The newly created position of senior assessment specialist is an exciting opportunity for an experienced assessment professional or librarian to head assessment for our organization. Primary focus will be on design and development of strategies and methods to build systematic and sustainable assessment into the services we offer now and the ones we might provide in the future. This position will be part of the U-M Library Office of the Deans, and partner across the library to promote a culture of assessment.

Promoting a culture of assessment means the senior assessment specialist works closely with individuals, teams, programs, and initiatives, including partnering with service and technical leadership, consulting with diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility programs, supporting evolution of services, spaces and collections, and leading studies and projects. The senior assessment specialist will initiate new qualitative and quantitative activities for assessment as well as accelerate and build on existing assessment activities occurring throughout the U-M Library.

Responsibilities*

  • Lead the development of an overall assessment vision, strategy, and specific projects that support user-centered services and initiatives.

  • Contribute to library strategic planning and decision-making, using knowledge gained from assessment activities.

  • Provide consultation and related support for assessment goals and priorities, data collection, qualitative assessment, and quantitative assessment conducted by staff, departments, teams, and/or committees.

  • Coordinate the collection and management of data for planning, evaluating, and reporting purposes.

  • Create and share presentations and reports on assessment activities and results.

  • Lead library-wide assessment activities such as the Ithaka Studyto understand the value, quality, and impact of library resources and services for our campus.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with other assessment contacts across the U-M campus and the library profession to promote assessment strategy and advancement.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in a related field and three or more years of experience leading or developing assessment strategy and implementation or equivalent combination of education and experience. For appointment as a librarian, an ALA-accreditedmaster's degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.

  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with assessment strategy, practices, program development, principles, or trends.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of qualitative and quantitative assessment methodologies and tools. Ability to learn and implement new technologies and applications.

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in groups to achieve project milestones and results, including the ability to discuss and present data and trends.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and resources effectively and set priorities in a collaborative and service-oriented culture.

  • Strong commitment to user-centered services with focus on diversity and inclusion principles. Commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Additional Information

The University of Michigan Library has a number of current assessment projects including those described in our Tiny Studies blog.

Benefits, rank, salary

The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities.  

This position receives 24 days of vacation a year and paid sick leave with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.

If the position is filled as a librarian, the appointment is anticipated at the ranks of associate, senior associate or librarian.  If not hired as a librarian, the position will be filled as a Program Evaluation Specialist.  Salary and rank dependent on the candidate's qualifications and experience. 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.

Application Deadline

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.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Native American Summer Fellowship Program, Peabody Essex Museum (apply by Jan. 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 09:10 am

Summer Native American Fellowship

Apply now for an 11-week, full-time, paid fellowship at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). January 5, 2018 is the deadline.

PEM seeks rising leaders in the museum field and nonprofit cultural sector for our expanded Native American Fellowship (NAF) Program. We are looking for graduate students and emerging professionals of Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native backgrounds who are eager to develop the knowledge, skills and networks necessary to become 21st-century community and museum leaders. 

Summer Native American Fellowship

Apply now for an 11-week, full-time, paid fellowship at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). January 5, 2018 is the deadline.

PEM seeks rising leaders in the museum field and nonprofit cultural sector for our expanded Native American Fellowship (NAF) Program. We are looking for graduate students and emerging professionals of Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native backgrounds who are eager to develop the knowledge, skills and networks necessary to become 21st-century community and museum leaders. 

Fellows work with PEM’s dynamic staff and gain access to a comprehensive perspective on the theory and practice of museum management. Weekly workshops, field trips, mentoring and in-depth engagement on museum projects support Fellows in sustaining their existing skills while cultivating their professional development needs. Placements will be available in: Curatorial, Integrated Media, Creative Services, Collection Management, Merchandising/Business Marketing, Development and Education.

NAF Program offers stipend, housing and travel expenses. Academic credit is available upon official request.

You can find a description of the program, application guidelines and frequently asked questions at: https://pem.org/nasummerfellowship

Questions? Email us to nafellowship@pem.org

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Business and Data Analytics Librarian, University of Cincinnati (apply by Jan. 23)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 09:08 am

Business and Data Analytics Librarian

Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Business-and-Data-Analytics-Librarian... 

Business and Data Analytics Librarian

Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Business-and-Data-Analytics-Librarian... 

UC Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, motivated, and service oriented Business Librarian to develop and deliver innovative research and instructional services to the UC communities in business. The incumbent will work collaboratively with business faculty, and with UCL faculty and staff to design, develop, and implement a suite of cohesive services and resources for faculty and students in business. This is a faculty tenure track position. 

RELATIONSHIP AND AUTHORITY:

Reports to the Head of Research, Teaching, and Services. Receives general guidance from and consults with the Interim Associate Dean for Library Services and Head of Collection Development.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides research assistance to faculty and students. Collaborates with UCL informationists, scholarly communications and digital scholarship librarians, and subject librarians regarding digital creation, publication, and storage of faculty and student research. Instructs and advises faculty and students on the Scholar@UC repository and open source composing.
  • Identifies, champions, and implements data analysis tools and provides services that meet evolving business research needs. Assists users in finding, acquiring, manipulating and analyzing data.
  • Manages collection budget for the LCOB, including demand driven acquisitions and selection through approval and non-approval sources. Partners with the LCOB to fund and manage business resources.
  • Manages over 200 business databases, including negotiating contracts, creating descriptions, and updating links.
  • Maintains the business library online presence, including the business library web site, One Stop Business resource, and electronic guides.
  • Provides instruction for LCOB faculty, staff, and students. Participates in a wide range of training and instruction programs. Develops e-learning objects to support teaching and learning in the LCOB.
  • Provides a vision and investigates trends for the future of research in the areas of business and data analysis.
  • Assists the Head of Collection Development in formulation of collection policy and budgetary allocations.
  • Represents the University of Cincinnati Libraries at statewide and national business librarians associations and organizations.
  • Participates in developing, implementing and assessing a shared vision for the department.
  • Participates in library committees, meetings, and workshops as appropriate.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science/management or relevant graduate education or a comparable combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a business focused library or information service.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging trends in business and entrepreneurship research and scholarship.
  • Experience finding, acquiring, manipulating and analyzing quantitative data in a research environment.
  • Knowledge of current technologies and services supporting business and the social sciences.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a business field.
  • Experience in an eLearning environment. Ability to design and develop online learning objects and instructional modules.
  • Prior teaching experience. Ability to develop and deliver innovative and responsive instructional programs.
  • Knowledge of current instructional pedagogies.
  • Working knowledge of Tableau, R, SAS, SPSS, STATA, or MatLab.
  • Familiarity with business resources; such as, WRDS or Bloomberg.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication and publishing issues.
  • Knowledge of data mining and analysis tools, textual analysis, and/or TEI.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to contribute positively to a collegial team environment.
  • Ability and interest in fulfilling the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion. Commitment to professional growth and development.

REVIEW DATE:

The search committee will review applications on 1/23/2018.

About the University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica

The University of Cincinnati is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 43,000 students. Since its founding in 1819, UC has been the source of many discoveries creating positive change for society, including co-op education and the development of the first antihistamine and oral polio vaccine. The University’s mission is to serve the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning and research.

 

About the UC Libraries

UC Libraries' (UCL) business collection ranks in the top eight in the United States.  The mission of the University of Cincinnati Libraries is to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources. The Libraries strive to be a creative and dynamic organization that is recognized as a model provider of access to premier library collections and quality service.

 

In May 2014, the Libraries launched its Strategic Plan with the vision to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university—positioning itself as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus. Through work on the strategic pillars of digital technology/innovations, people, data to information to knowledge and space, and with a strong foundation of a dedicated and knowledgeable staff with unique and advanced skill sets, the Libraries is primed to transform itself, the library landscape and the teaching, learning, clinical and research endeavors of the university. UC Libraries’ commitment to promoting diversity an inclusion is incorporated and embraced by the 11 tenets embedded in our Strategic Plan.

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ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: Proposed name change of the Value of Academic Libraries Committee

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 10:13 am

The Board is invited to review the Board action regarding the proposed name change of the Value of Academic Libraries Committee, and have discussion during the period of 10/30/17 to 11/5/17.

Please review the attached Board action form regarding the proposed name change of the Value of Academic Libraries Committee and provide feedback using threaded discussions in this ALA Connect post.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the appointment via virtual vote during 11/6/17 to 11/12/17, and confirm its vote at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting.

ALCTS CaMMS (Cataloging and Metadata Management Section)

Event CaMMS Forum at ALA Midwinter 2018 in Denver

by Susan Wynne on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Please join us for the ALCTS Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Forum at ALA Midwinter 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

Cooperatively conscientious cataloging

Sunday, 11 February 2018

1:00-2:30 PM

Please join us for the ALCTS Cataloging & Metadata Management Section (CaMMS) Forum at ALA Midwinter 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

Cooperatively conscientious cataloging

Sunday, 11 February 2018

1:00-2:30 PM

Colorado Convention Center, Rm 203/205

Metadata creators are at the forefront of advocating for social justice in our work, because we recognize the harmful effects that inappropriate or missing metadata can have on marginalized groups in our society. A code of ethics or best practices guide would provide guidance in our day-to-day work as well as reinforce the importance of the work we do to make information available. The creation of such a document will be a collaborative and cooperative project, which is why we need your participation!

The small group discussions at this session will be added to feedback from prior CaMMS events on ethics and will inform the development of best practices and/or other documents that reflect the values of our profession.

Add the CaMMS Forum to your Midwinter schedule: http://bit.ly/2Be0vS8

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ALSC Notable Children's Recordings (Association for Library Services to Children)

Online Doc NCR1Dec 15 2017 Quarterly Report

by Allison Knight on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:54 am

See the quarterly report due Dec 15, 2017 attached.

Thanks!

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