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Discussion Metadata Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries - University of Florida (apply by Jan. 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Metadata Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

 http://library.ufl.edu/pers/documents/MetadataLib_PVA_Nov2017.pdf

Metadata Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

 http://library.ufl.edu/pers/documents/MetadataLib_PVA_Nov2017.pdf

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Production Services team. Reporting to the Chair of Digital Production Services, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to the University of Florida and collaborating institutions. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, taxonomies, and technical expertise to incorporate new content into UF’s digital library management system and make improvements to existing content. This involves description of materials, transformation of metadata, training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to digitization and digital libraries, and reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and procedures. With members of the Digital Production Services team, the Metadata Librarian will develop requirements for UF Digital Library services, continuously monitor the technology environment for changes and new software, and craft innovative solutions to improve the services we offer. 

 

We seek candidates who are passionate about working with metadata and understand its role in transformative library services, who are invested in the future of librarianship on a practical level, and who are creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in current, relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the UF community.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making.

 

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Discussion ACRL Reminders & Upcoming Dates

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 09:32 am

Dear ACRL Committee Chairs,

I hope that your committee activities are off to a great start!

Dear ACRL Committee Chairs,

I hope that your committee activities are off to a great start!

I’m pleased to share a revised report and work plan template, which the Board supported at its recent fall meeting to better reflect ACRL’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). This new report and work plan template includes some minor edits to allow committees to report activities pertaining to EDI. Leaders will have an opportunity to discuss EDI more in-depth at the upcoming Midwinter Leadership Council. Please note that it’s optional this year if you’d like to work with your Board and staff liaisons to use the new template.

I’m also sharing some upcoming deadlines for the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

Best wishes,

Allison Payne, Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
50 E Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
T: 312-280-2519; F: 312-280-2520
apayne@ala.org; acrl.org

Board Documents for Midwinter Meeting - Due January 12, 2018
To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the below steps.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  2. Email your Board action form and supporting documents to Allison, with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one business day of submission. If you do not receive a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

2018 Midwinter Meeting agendas - Due January 19
All committee meetings at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver should post their agendas (drafts are acceptable) by January 19 as public posts in their ALA Connect community and email them to apayne@ala.org for the historical files. Note: If a committee is not meeting, an agenda is not needed.

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, February 9
ACRL Leadership Council at ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting
You are cordially invited to attend the ACRL Leadership Council & Membership Meeting on Friday, February 9, 2018, from 1:00–3:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Denver (1550 Court Place, Plaza Ballroom E). You are also welcome to join a post-Leadership Council Welcome Reception from 3:00–4:00 p.m. in the Plaza Ballroom F, for light refreshments and an opportunity to interact informally with fellow ACRL leaders. RSVP coming soon!

2018 Midwinter Meeting Minutes - Due February 23
Committee leaders should post all committee meeting minutes from Midwinter (drafts are acceptable) by February 23 as public posts in their ALA Connect community and email them to apayne@ala.org for the historical files. Reminder: Official minutes should aim to capture the conversation at a high level and not attribute specific comments to any one person. For tips and pointers, please review Eli Mina’s, ALA Parliamentarian, Making the Meeting resources on the ACRL website (login required).

Virtual Meetings
If a committee is meeting virtually, an agenda should still be submitted to me and posted to ALA Connect at least 10 days before the meeting. The meeting minutes should also be submitted to apayne@ala.org and posted to ALA Connect within 30 days after the virtual meeting. 

  • Need to use ACRL’s virtual meeting software? Check out our virtual meeting guidelines and handy online scheduler
  • Note: This applies to virtual meetings that take place throughout the year, not just around ALA conference time.

Upcoming Dates

  • January 12: MW18 Board Doc Deadline
  • January 19: MW18 Agendas Due
  • February 9-13: ALA Midwinter Meeting
  • February 9: Leadership Council & Welcome Reception
  • February 23: MW18 Minutes Due

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.

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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

File 2017-18-work-plan---16-17-report-template-EDI

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 09:19 am

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RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee

Discussion November 2017 Committee Meeting (teleconference)

by Joseph Yue on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 07:41 pm

RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee
Monthly Teleconference Meeting

Nov 20, 2107 (Mon) 2 pm CT - 3pm CT

Dial: 866-714-4933
Passcodes: 57382923

 

Tentative Agenda

00:00  confirmation of agenda

00:05 awards review

00:15 - existing issues or concerns to be addressed or resolved (Leighann)

00:45  discussion on awards review process and timeline

RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee
Monthly Teleconference Meeting

Nov 20, 2107 (Mon) 2 pm CT - 3pm CT

Dial: 866-714-4933
Passcodes: 57382923

 

Tentative Agenda

00:00  confirmation of agenda

00:05 awards review

00:15 - existing issues or concerns to be addressed or resolved (Leighann)

00:45  discussion on awards review process and timeline

00:50  new business

01:00  adjournment

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LITA Board of Directors

Discussion November 17, 2017 Board Meeting Discussion Documents

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 01:28 pm

Friday, November 17, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Pacific Time
2:00-3:30pm Central Time
3:00-4:30pm Eastern Time

This page lists all of the Discussion Documents for the Board Meeting that will take place online in Adobe Connect at https://ala.adobeconnect.com/litaboard. Guests are welcome to join.

BOARD DOCUMENTS

NOV DOC 18-1 ... November 17, 2017, Board Meeting Agenda v2 (PDF, KB)

Friday, November 17, 2017
12:00-1:30pm Pacific Time
2:00-3:30pm Central Time
3:00-4:30pm Eastern Time

This page lists all of the Discussion Documents for the Board Meeting that will take place online in Adobe Connect at https://ala.adobeconnect.com/litaboard. Guests are welcome to join.

BOARD DOCUMENTS

NOV DOC 18-1 ... November 17, 2017, Board Meeting Agenda v2 (PDF, KB)

CONSENT AGENDA DOCUMENTS

NOV DOC 18-2 ... Approve Draft 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes (PDF)
NOV DOC 18-3 ... Approve Adoption of the ALA ED Statement
NOV DOC 18-4 ... Postponed until next meeting (Education Acquisition Editor Job Description)
NOV DOC 18-5 ... Approve Bylaws and Organization recommendation on Social Media and Learning Interest Group (PDF)

DISCUSSION ITEM DOCUMENTS

NOV DOC 18-6 ... Adding a Secretary to LITA Board (PDF)
NOV DOC 18-7 ... FY2017 LITA Final Close Summary Budget (XLSX)
NOV DOC 18-8 ... FY2017 LITA Final Close Full Budget (XLSX)
NOV DOC 18-9 ... FY2017 LITA Final Close Budget Narrative (PDF)
NOV DOC 18-10 ... Modify LITA Forum Registration Fee Schedule (PDF)
NOV DOC 18-11 ... 2016-18 Tactical Plan (Google Spreadsheet)

Additional documents will be added here as they become available.

To download all of the attached public documents at once, use the "Download attached files in one zip file" link beneath the list of attachments.

November 16, 2017, update:

NOV DOC 18-1 ... November 17, 2017, Board Meeting Agenda v2 (PDF)
Removed NOV DOC 18-4 ... Education Acquisition Editor Job Description (PDF) until next meeting

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ACRL Communities of Practice Assembly

Discussion ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting Room Assignments

by Elois Sharpe (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:41 am

Dear ACRL CoPA Leaders, 

Thank you for submitting your meeting requests for the upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. I’m sharing with you the attached meeting schedule and room assignments. Please review your meeting times and dates to ensure accuracy.

Dear ACRL CoPA Leaders, 

Thank you for submitting your meeting requests for the upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. I’m sharing with you the attached meeting schedule and room assignments. Please review your meeting times and dates to ensure accuracy.

A message from ALA Conference Services, “We made every effort to accommodate everyone, however in a few instances we may have had to change your meeting set in order to accommodate your meeting.” We appreciate your understanding, as we work to accommodate all meeting requests. To comply with Convention Center and hotel rooms, please do not make room set changes, as meeting spaces will also be used by other groups.

I will be in touch closer to conference with the ALA Conference Services’ onsite phone number if you have any issues with your requested A/V or meeting space.

Please see the Midwinter convention center/hotels:

  • CCC – Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street
  • CROWNE – Crowne Plaza Denver, 1450 Glenarm Place
  • CURTIS – The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street
  • EMB – Embassy Suites Denver, 1420 Stout Street
  • GRAND – Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street
  • HIL – Hilton Denver City Center (formerly Marriott Denver City Center), 1701 California Street
  • HYATT – Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center*, 650 15th Street
  • SHER – Sheraton Denver#, 1550 Court Place

*Headquarters Hotel; #Co-Headquarters Hotel

The online scheduler will go live next week, and will be available on the 2018 Midwinter Meeting website.

As always, if you have any questions about your schedule, please contact your ACRL staff liaison, or me directly at esharpe@ala.org.

Happy Holidays!

Elois

 

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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Discussion ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting Room Assignments

by Elois Sharpe (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:36 am

Dear ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders,

Thank you for submitting your meeting requests for the upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. I’m sharing with you the attached meeting schedule and room assignments. Please review your meeting times and dates to ensure accuracy.

Dear ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders,

Thank you for submitting your meeting requests for the upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. I’m sharing with you the attached meeting schedule and room assignments. Please review your meeting times and dates to ensure accuracy.

A message from ALA Conference Services, “We made every effort to accommodate everyone, however in a few instances we may have had to change your meeting set in order to accommodate your meeting.” We appreciate your understanding, as we work to accommodate all meeting requests. To comply with Convention Center and hotel rooms, please do not make room set changes, as meeting spaces will also be used by other groups.

I will be in touch closer to conference with the ALA Conference Services’ onsite phone number if you have any issues with your requested A/V or meeting space.

Please see the Midwinter convention center/hotels:

  • CCC – Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street
  • CROWNE – Crowne Plaza Denver, 1450 Glenarm Place
  • CURTIS – The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street
  • EMB – Embassy Suites Denver, 1420 Stout Street
  • GRAND – Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton Street
  • HIL – Hilton Denver City Center (formerly Marriott Denver City Center), 1701 California Street
  • HYATT – Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center*, 650 15th Street
  • SHER – Sheraton Denver#, 1550 Court Place

*Headquarters Hotel; #Co-Headquarters Hotel

The online scheduler will go live next week, and will be available on the 2018 Midwinter Meeting website.

As always, if you have any questions about your schedule, please contact your ACRL staff liaison, or me directly at esharpe@ala.org.

Happy Holidays!

Elois 

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IFRT (Intellectual Freedom Round Table)

Discussion Nominations for IFRT's Immroth Award! Deadline ends December 1st!

by Michael Furlong on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 09:35 am

Dear ALA members!

 

Take one minute. Just one. And think of an intellectual freedom story that has resonated with you. Just one.

Got it? (If you need help, browse through the IF News posts)

 

Dear ALA members!

 

Take one minute. Just one. And think of an intellectual freedom story that has resonated with you. Just one.

Got it? (If you need help, browse through the IF News posts)

 

Now that you have the story, was there a specific person (or group) that stood for intellectual freedom?

Now you have two options; 1)  nominate that person OR 2) send their state association or library/school this quick email text from the Immroth Committee Chair, Michael Furlong, and tell them that you thought they were inspiring and deserve the award.

 

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2018 IMMROTH AWARD APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Just a friendly reminder! The nomination deadline for the 2018 Immroth award is Dec. 1st, 2017!

 

  • Consider nominating an individual who has who upheld the standards of intellectual freedom with distinction. Self-nominations are also allowed. You do not have to be a librarian in order to be nominated.

 

  • The Immroth award honors notable intellectual freedom contributions and demonstrations of personal courage in defense of freedom of expression.

 

  • Immroth recipients represent the importance of upholding intellectual freedom.

 

So before the holidays, nominate for the Immroth! The winner receives $500 and a citation!

Deadline, December 1st!

 

More details:

http://www.ala.org/rt/ifrt/john-phillip-immroth-memorial-award

 

The application link is here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_fC5G_cu5Kw7kZFfJ-bdGnDw2b6yaHo-gvtEPG3KiSy4DbA/viewform

 

Michael Furlong, Regional Librarian, MA, MS

Chair, John Phillip Immroth Award Committee

 

Contacts for State IFC chairs - http://www.ala.org/aboutala/offices/oif/stateifcchairs/roster

Contacts for Chapters and Chapter Councilors – http://www.ala.org/aboutala/affiliates/chapters/state/stateregional

If you have a person in mind and you need help with contact information, let me know and I’ll see what I can find for you.

 

Please try to carve out five minutes of your day to recognize a colleague for their hard work and bravery.

 

Kristin

 

Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director

Office for Intellectual Freedom

 

ALA AmericanLibraryAssociation

50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL  60611

312.280.4221

800.545.2433 x4221

 

Censorship thrives in silence; silence is its aim. ~ James LaRue

Report Censorship

 

 

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Instruction Librarian and Liaison, Mervyn H. Sterne Library - University of Alabama at Birmingham

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 08:56 am

 Instruction Librarian and Liaison

https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/3416

School/College

UAB Libraries

Title

UAB Libraries - Instructor or Assistant Professor

Employment Status

Full-Time

 Instruction Librarian and Liaison

https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/3416

School/College

UAB Libraries

Title

UAB Libraries - Instructor or Assistant Professor

Employment Status

Full-Time

Rank

Open Rank

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Job Description

Description:
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and service-oriented entry level or early career professional for the position of Instruction Librarian and Liaison to departments within the humanities. This is a non-tenure instructor or assistant professor position. Reporting to the Information Literacy Coordinator, the person in this position will contribute to the expansion of a student-centered information literacy program for first-year writing students by designing, creating, coordinating, teaching, and assessing instruction for freshman composition courses. The position will also provide liaison, outreach, and support to other departments.

UAB Libraries supports the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s teaching mission by providing information literacy instruction to a diverse community of learners through programmatically integrated, scaffolded, and engaging learning experiences to promote research skills and multiple literacies. This position will be based in the Mervyn H. Sterne Library at UAB. Sterne Library supports research in the arts and humanities, business, education, engineering, natural sciences and mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences.

Required duties include:
- Working closely with the Director of Freshman Composition and Developmental Studies and the Director of the University Writing Center to develop curricula and activities to create library instructional outcomes based on the freshman composition curriculum.
- Partnering with instructors in the English Department, including adjunct writing instructors and TAs, to plan curriculum and schedule library instruction for first-year composition classes.
- Developing and co-developing reusable and one-time learning objects.
- Participating in peer-to-peer evaluations of teaching and/or teaching tools.
- Providing reference and research assistance to library patrons through multiple modes of delivery, including scheduled shifts at the service desk.
- Liaison duties within departments in the humanities, including collection development.
- Instruction, workshops, and research assistance for all first-year writing classes and students.
- Instruction, workshops, and research assistance within departments in the humanities.
- Active participation in the campus community, including serving on library and university committees.
- Involvement in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.
- Performing other duties and special projects as assigned, depending upon additional expertise, interests, and the needs of the libraries.
Early career librarians and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

- A Master’s degree, either awarded or completed by the start date, in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with diverse groups.
- Strong commitment to cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
- Potential to achieve the requirements for promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications

- Master’s or other advanced degree.
- 1-2 years of relevant library experience; experience may include coursework or library school experience.
- Knowledge of information and visual literacy framework and standards.
- Experience with instruction.
- Knowledge of current issues and trends in instructional pedagogy, technologies, and literacies.
- Familiarity with applying emerging technologies for information and instructional services, including LibGuides or video- or screen-capturing software
- Willingness to take risks and experiment with new methods.

EEO Statement

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Pre-employment Background Check

A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

About University of Alabama at Birmingham

To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham click here.

To learn more about UAB Libraries click here.

To apply

https://uab.peopleadmin.com/

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary), San Jose State University (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 08:52 am

Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/unit3/temporaryfaculty/employment/PT_...

Position and Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/unit3/temporaryfaculty/employment/PT_...

Position and Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

Minimum Qualifications:  ALA accredited Master’s degree or its equivalent.  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using print and electronic library resources and services in a library setting.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.  Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population.  Ability to work collaboratively with other librarians, support staff, teaching faculty and students in an evolving organization and rapidly changing information environment.  One year experience working in a library setting.

Description of Duties: While specific duties of the position may vary, expected duties in this position include the following:  Provide quality reference service at the Reference Desk or through online tools during days, evenings, and/or weekends.  Teach sessions for classes and groups as part of the librarians’ information literacy program.  Perform collection management activities such as selection and evaluation.  Develop online resources and bibliographic guides.  Collaborate with colleagues to develop innovative services in areas such as outreach, marketing, and digital resources Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching and/or other comparable experiences.

Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience. Salary information is available at: http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/.

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: Please mail the following items to the address listed below:  Cover letter expressing qualifications and relevant experience,  A resume/CV of academic preparation, experience and qualifications,  The names, addresses and telephone numbers of 3 professional references SJSU, University Library Attention: Evelia Sánchez One Washington Square San José, CA 95192-0028

If selected for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide original transcripts, and three original letters of recommendation.

Deadline and procedures for notification: Positions become available on an ongoing basis and will remain open until filled. Applicants who are not selected will be notified via email. Please contact the SJSU Library Human Resources Office at 408-808-2080 if you have questions.

San José State University and San José Public Library jointly operate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library which serves SJSU students and the residents of San Jose. San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are nearby. A member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The Library – and the University of which it is a part - is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

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