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Meeting Request Library Services to An Aging Population

by Fatima Perkins on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 04:13 pm

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to squeeze in a call before Annual in June. I hope you are available on:

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 3 PM EST.

Conference call information:

Dial in: 1 -800 – 794-3569

Passcode: 9361948#

Agenda

Hello Everyone,

I am trying to squeeze in a call before Annual in June. I hope you are available on:

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at 3 PM EST.

Conference call information:

Dial in: 1 -800 – 794-3569

Passcode: 9361948#

Agenda

  • Annual Meeting 2016 - Library Services to An Aging Population will meet at the All Committee Meeting and Open House (RUSA_RSS)/Saturday, June 25/8:30 AM - 10:00 AM/Rosen Centre, Room Salon 09/10
  • 2017 Program Proposal
  • Library Services to An Aging Population revisions and submission
  • Updating - Toolkit – Engaging Older Adults
  • Proposed Future Meeting Dates/Save the dates if you can ( 7/21,9/15,11/17)
  • Other
  • Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Earth, Energy, and Mineral Sciences Librarian, Penn State University Libraries (apply by June 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 03:50 pm

Earth, Energy, and Mineral Sciences Librarian
Penn State University Libraries

Apply at https://libraries.psu.edu/about/jobs/eemslibr

Earth, Energy, and Mineral Sciences Librarian
Penn State University Libraries

Apply at https://libraries.psu.edu/about/jobs/eemslibr

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications for the position of Earth, Energy, and Mineral Sciences Librarian.  Reporting to the head of the Earth and Mineral Science Library, this 12-month tenure-track faculty position is based in the Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) library, which is embedded in the unique and student-centered College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http://www.ems.psu.edu/).

In collaboration with other librarians, the Earth, Energy, and Mineral Sciences Librarian is expected to actively contribute to a wide range of University Libraries initiatives ranging from pedagogically designed instruction and specialized reference, to effective outreach and scholarly communication, to collections and research data management services. This position has responsibility for partnering with Library Learning Services and STEM librarians on the creation of research and instructional services for disciplinary and interdisciplinary work related to earth, energy, and mineral sciences; collaborating with colleagues in support of research data management, visualization tools, and broader scholarly communication concerns; and developing and making accessible innovative and informative collections.  In addition to these duties, tenure track library faculty are expected to devote time to research, scholarship, and service to the University and the profession.

Qualifications:

Requires Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); academic background or relevant experience in the sciences, engineering, or one of the subject fields of the College of EMS; ability to work independently and collaboratively; initiative; strong commitment to serving the information needs of diverse users; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Interest in furthering the growth of knowledge through research is required.

Preferred qualifications include creativity; experience with outreach to geographically dispersed users; experience working with diverse populations; experience with research tools related to visualization and/or data management, reference and instructional expertise; evidence of professional service and publication; previous academic library experience.

Environment:

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences offers degrees, both resident and online, including: geography, geosciences, meteorology, energy & business, finance & energy, sustainability policy, materials science and engineering, energy engineering, petroleum and natural gas engineering, mining engineering, and environmental systems engineering. The College is actively engaged in multiple interdisciplinary research centers with strengths in materials, energy, water, sustainability, earth and environment. Undergraduate enrollment stands at well over 2,000 students, graduate enrollment numbers over 500, and the 200+ faculty are joined by several hundred research associates in related institutes and centers. All academic departments offer degrees through the doctoral level and most are ranked in the top ten nationally.

The EMS Library offers a full suite of patron services, from circulation to reference, and is operated by a highly collaborative team of librarians and staff.  The EMS Library personnel work closely and collaboratively with other STEM and subject-based libraries on campus and across the Commonwealth.  Patrons of the EMS Library include not only faculty and students from the college and related research institutes, but also students enrolled at other Penn State campuses, students taking EMS-related online classes and those enrolled in degree and non-degree programs via Penn State’s online World Campus, as well as the general public.

The University Libraries is ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve approximately 6,300 faculty and 46,000 students at University Park, and more than 95,000 students system-wide. The University Libraries consists of approximately 120 faculty and enjoys extensive technological resources and research support services.

Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. The University Park campus is set in the State College area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

Compensation and Benefits:
Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/jobs/eemslibr.   To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Review of applications will begin June 1, 2016 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:  For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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ACRL IS Management and Leadership Committee (Instruction Section)

Event [CANCELLED] Strategic Design: Leveraging Instructional Design in Academic Libraries - with Joelle Pitts and Nicole Pagowsky

by Sarah I. Smith on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 03:24 pm
  • This event is now cancelled. Attempts will be made to reschedule the session for summer or fall 2016.

  • This event is now cancelled. Attempts will be made to reschedule the session for summer or fall 2016.

Interest in instructional design (ID) has been growing in academic libraries over the last decade as instruction librarians have expanded their role and scope as educators. ID approaches are additionally sought after as the science behind brain-based pedagogy and learning object design has been diffused across campuses. The development of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education has provided a catalyst for library instruction units and stakeholders to use ID practices to refocus their instructional efforts. In this session, learn how ID works at two large university libraries, and how ID skills are helping librarians engage with the Framework. Learn how to build ID capacity in your library and how to leverage those skills to improve library instruction and collaboration.

Joelle Pitts is an Instructional Design Librarian and Associate Professor at Kansas State University Libraries. She is responsible for the creation of web-based learning objects and environments aimed at improving the information literacy of the university community. She leads the award-winning New Literacies Alliance, an inter-institutional information literacy consortium dedicated to creating institutional, technological, and vendor-agnostic online lessons. She administers the LibGuides system and standards at K-State, and is a member of the Game Design team responsible for several campus Alternate Reality Games. Joelle consults on the use of the Canvas Learning Management System and the Qualtrics survey system, and implemented the technical infrastructure for large-scale flipped classroom activity. Her research interests include distance education and e-learning theory and design, library user experience, academic collaboration, as well as the design and implementation of games-based learning environments. She has published and presented on these topics at the national and international level.


Nicole Pagowsky is a Research & Learning Librarian and Instruction Coordinator at the University of Arizona. She also co-coordinates First-Year Experience initiatives as a liaison to the Writing Program, online learning, general education, and student retention and success. Nicole is a co-editor of the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbooks out soon with ACRL Press, and is an invited instructor for both the UofA School of Information LIS 581 course on information literacy instruction and ALA Instructional Design Essentials. Her research interests center on pedagogy, critical approaches to library instruction, learning theory, and librarian identity as educators. Nicole is the 2016 recipient of the ACRL University Libraries Professional Development Award and holds her MS in Instructional Design and Technology (and MLIS) from the University of Arizona. Her BA in Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Find her on Twitter as @nope4evr

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ACRL IS Management and Leadership Committee (Instruction Section)

Discussion #acrl_ismanage2016: Follow ACRL IS Discussion Forums 2016 on Twitter

by Sarah I. Smith on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 03:22 pm

ACRL Instruction Section’s Management & Leadership Committee is pleased to present our 2016 discussion forum schedule.

#acrl_ismanage2016

"Cultivating Consistency in an Instruction Program without Much Authority" with Malia Willey

  • April 28 - 11am Eastern | 10am Central

ACRL Instruction Section’s Management & Leadership Committee is pleased to present our 2016 discussion forum schedule.

#acrl_ismanage2016

"Cultivating Consistency in an Instruction Program without Much Authority" with Malia Willey

Often with little managerial power, instruction coordinators are responsible for leading information literacy programs that encompass diverse disciplinary needs and individual teaching styles. We will examine challenges faced by library instructors and coordinators, and explore opportunities for pedagogical development and programmatic consistency. Models of shared development, such as communities of practice, encourage library instructors to grow together as teachers and learners.

 

CANCELLED: “Strategic Design: Leveraging Instructional Design in Academic Libraries” with Joelle Pitts and Nicole Pagowsky

  • May 10 - 2pm Eastern | 1pm Central

  • This event is now cancelled.

Interest in instructional design (ID) has been growing in academic libraries over the last decade as instruction librarians have expanded their role and scope as educators. ID approaches are additionally sought after as the science behind brain-based pedagogy and learning object design has been diffused across campuses. The development of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education has provided a catalyst for library instruction units and stakeholders to use ID practices to refocus their instructional efforts. In this session, learn how ID works at two large university libraries, and how ID skills are helping librarians engage with the Framework. Learn how to build ID capacity in your library and how to leverage those skills to improve library instruction and collaboration.

 

“Using the Framework to Foster Conversations about Information Literacy Instruction” with Sara D. Miller and Amanda Nichols Hess

A key strength of the ACRL Framework lies in the potential that its concepts provide for unearthing tacit assumptions in the process of developing expertise in disciplinary information literacy. The paths from IL novice to expert within in a discipline tend to be murky and filled with assumptions about concepts, skills, and values unique to disciplinary cultures which "should have been learned” somewhere along the way. It is key for librarians in teaching positions to partner with disciplinary faculty in identifying and addressing critical issues of a discipline’s conventions and ways of constructing knowledge and to intentionally engage students with these questions. This presentation will discuss an ACRL Framework-based workshop designed for librarians and disciplinary faculty to come together to examine and discuss what information literacy looks like from a position of disciplinary expertise. Three goals of the workshop are to help facilitate conversations between librarians and disciplinary faculty, to understand specifically what is meant by information literacy within disciplines, and to identify areas of potential focus for IL instruction.

All discussion forum sessions will be recorded. See below for more information about the presenters.

Malia Willey has focused much of her scholarship on library instructor development. She is the Humanities Librarian and liaison to History and Philosophy & Religion at James Madison University. She was formerly the Instruction Coordinator at Loyola University New Orleans and a co-founder of the NOLA Information Literacy Collective. She has a MA in History from the University of Maine and a MLS from Indiana University.

Joelle Pitts is an Instructional Design Librarian and Associate Professor at Kansas State University Libraries. She is responsible for the creation of web-based learning objects and environments aimed at improving the information literacy of the university community. She leads the award-winning New Literacies Alliance, an inter-institutional information literacy consortium dedicated to creating institutional, technological, and vendor-agnostic online lessons. She administers the LibGuides system and standards at K-State, and is a member of the Game Design team responsible for several campus Alternate Reality Games. Joelle consults on the use of the Canvas Learning Management System and the Qualtrics survey system, and implemented the technical infrastructure for large-scale flipped classroom activity. Her research interests include distance education and e-learning theory and design, library user experience, academic collaboration, as well as the design and implementation of games-based learning environments. She has published and presented on these topics at the national and international level.


Nicole Pagowsky is a Research & Learning Librarian and Instruction Coordinator at the University of Arizona. She also co-coordinates First-Year Experience initiatives as a liaison to the Writing Program, online learning, general education, and student retention and success. Nicole is a co-editor of the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbooks out soon with ACRL Press, and is an invited instructor for both the UofA School of Information LIS 581 course on information literacy instruction and ALA Instructional Design Essentials. Her research interests center on pedagogy, critical approaches to library instruction, learning theory, and librarian identity as educators. Nicole is the 2016 recipient of the ACRL University Libraries Professional Development Award and holds her MS in Instructional Design and Technology (and MLIS) from the University of Arizona. Her BA in Communication Science and Rhetorical Studies is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Find her on Twitter as @nope4evr


Sara D. Miller is the Librarian for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Initiatives at Michigan State University, supporting and facilitating the development of MSU teacher librarians and pursuing information literacy-related participation in campus initiatives. Sara works with first-year writing students in the information literacy classroom, and has previously served as MSU’s Head of Information Literacy, co-facilitated faculty learning communities focusing on writing and inquiry within disciplines, and worked with the University Committee on Liberal Learning in the development of MSU’s Undergraduate Learning Goals rubrics.  Sara has published and presented internationally with librarians and disciplinary faculty on the intersections of writing, rhetoric, and information literacy. Her current research focuses on critical pedagogy and practice.


Amanda Nichols Hess is the eLearning, Instructional Technology, and Education Librarian at Oakland University Libraries. In this role, she works with her colleagues to develop the Libraries' diverse and user-focused online learning offerings; she is also responsible for delivering professional learning offerings aimed at building librarians' capacity to integrate instructional design and technology into information literacy instruction. Amanda is the liaison librarian to OU's School of Education and Human Services, where she maintains an active teaching presence. Her research focuses on information literacy instruction, instructional design / technology, and the intersection of these practices into faculty development. She has shared her research on these ideas at ACRL and in journals including portal, College & Research Libraries, and the Journal of Academic Librarianship.

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ALCTS New Members Interest Group

Discussion April #ANMIGchat transcript

by Heylicken Moreno on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Thanks to everybody who attended our second Twitter chat last week, on the topic of job hunting and interviews. The Storify transcript of the chat can be found here: https://goo.gl/afbFs5

 

Diversity Member Initiative Group

Discussion STILL TIME TO APPLY: Innovative and successful diversity-in-action ideas sought for 2016 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair

by Jody Gray-IL (staff) on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 11:06 am

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STILL TIME TO APPLY: Innovative and successful diversity-in-action ideas sought for 2016 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair

 

***Please distribute widely and forgive cross-posting***

 

STILL TIME TO APPLY: Innovative and successful diversity-in-action ideas sought for 2016 ALA Diversity & Outreach Fair

 

CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services invites library professionals from all kinds of institutions to submit proposals to participate in the 2016 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Orlando. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

 

Generously sponsored by DEMCO, the ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair is an opportunity for libraries and member groups to share their successful diversity and outreach initiatives with ALA Annual Conference attendees, celebrate diversity in America’s libraries and exhibit “diversity in action” ideas. The theme of this year’s Fair will be “Libraries Transform: Outreach in Response to Civil Unrest”

 

The 2016 Diversity and Outreach Fair will feature innovative and successful library-based programs geared towards community service in times of crisis. As recent events have witnessed, libraries have provided vital information and safe spaces during periods of civil unrest, providing a much needed anchor for local residents.

 

Also considered for participation are proposals that highlight library services to underserved or underrepresented communities, including people with disabilities; poor and homeless populations; people of color; English-language learners; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people; new Americans, new and non-readers; older adults; people living in rural areas; incarcerated people and ex-offenders and mobile library services and bookmobiles.

 

Selected presenters will develop and facilitate a poster session to be held during the ALA 2016 Annual Conference in the exhibits hall.  In addition, the participants are encouraged to submit, in digital format, information and resources from their program.

 

For more information, and to apply, please visit www.ala.org/divfair.

 

About DEMCO

 

For over 100 years Demco (www.demco.com) has supported the valuable work of librarians—taking pride in providing the best service possible. Demco’s mission is to continue to anticipate future needs, to supply products and services that support the activities of library professionals and improve library environments by making them more attractive and user-friendly. Demco demonstrates their continuing commitment to library professionals through their support of the Library Champions Program and participation at ALA’s conferences.

 

About the Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services

 

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services supports library and information science workers in creating safe, responsible, and all-inclusive spaces that serve and represent the entire community. To accomplish this, we decenter power and privilege by facilitating conversations around access and identity as they impact the profession and those we serve. We use a social justice framework to inform library and information science workers' development of resources. We strive to create an association culture where these concerns are incorporated into everybody's everyday work.

 

Contact:

 

John L. Amundsen, MLIS | Program Officer, Outreach and Communications | Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services

American Library Association |50 East Huron Street | Chicago, IL 60611| T 312.280.2140 | F 312.280.3256 | jamundsen@ala.org | www.ala.org/diversity

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Discussion Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Hennepin County Library (apply by May 13)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 09:48 am

Hennepin County Library (HCL) seeks a Diversity and Inclusion Manager to manage, facilitate, support, lead and coach individuals and work units within the library in delivering on the Library's promises to provide library services that reflect and respond to the communities we serve and to support staff in meeting community and patron needs by valuing diversity and inclusion.

Hennepin County Library (HCL) seeks a Diversity and Inclusion Manager to manage, facilitate, support, lead and coach individuals and work units within the library in delivering on the Library's promises to provide library services that reflect and respond to the communities we serve and to support staff in meeting community and patron needs by valuing diversity and inclusion.

As the Library re-frames our existing 2011-2025 strategic plan, diversity, inclusion and racial equity are key strategic focus areas over the next five years. HCL is in the process of reviewing proposals for a consultant to assist leadership and staff in building a shared vision and developing a three-year action plan. The Diversity and Inclusion manager will be part of this planning work and is responsible for implementing the resulting plan.

The ideal candidate is committed to furthering diversity, inclusion and racial equity work in the HCL system and building bridges between the work of others and the expertise they bring. They are patient and persistent, committed to libraries, library staff and the communities we serve. They work independently but understand and value group process and co-creation. They are courageous, persisting through challenging conversations while balancing their roles as internal expert, thought-leader and capacity-builder. This position is responsible for developing sustainable systems and staff support to increase HCL's internal and external-facing commitment to diversity, inclusion and racial equity at all levels of the organization.

The position will be a part of the Strategic Services Division of the Hennepin County Library, a small division that provides internal consulting services to staff, supervisors and managers in key areas of strategic importance to the library system in order to provide excellent service to our communities, patrons, staff and stakeholders. Team members in this division act as subject matter experts in consulting, facilitating, leading group processes and planning across all levels and divisions of the organization. Individuals in this division support strengthening our change management practices, furthering innovation, advancing diversity, inclusion and racial equity, supporting our ability to define and measure outcomes, improving our existing statistics and embedding learning and development in all areas of our work.

This position serves as a member of the Library's Senior Leadership team and will be initially be based at the Ridgedale Library in Minnetonka.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:
Implement and provide leadership for HCL's strategic priority to build a more diverse and inclusive staff and library environment
Design, consult and partner with various divisions, project teams, work units and individuals to integrate strategies for furthering and embedding diversity, inclusiveness and racial equity throughout HCL and to ensure internal and external messages on all communication channels are consistently inclusive and welcoming to all
Lead and manage diversity, inclusion and racial equity projects and initiatives, including development and implementation of project plans, authoring proposals, identifying goals and objectives, tracking activities, projecting budgets and timelines
Identify and lead opportunities for staff to participate on teams, projects and other work related to the areas of diversity, inclusion and racial equity, providing work direction as appropriate
Develop and lead a comprehensive strategy to increase HCL's organizational cultural competence through staff development opportunities in partnership with Hennepin County's Office of Diversity and Inclusion and HCL's internal Learning and Development consultant
Provide ongoing coaching to staff at all levels to support development of knowledge, skills and abilities needed to meet diversity, inclusion and racial equity goals
Provide diversity, inclusion and racial equity subject matter consulting and leadership coaching to HCL leaders to further strategies that align with county and Library goals, mission and core values
Develop and track metrics of progress and change for reporting purposes
Provide consultation on cross-cultural and intercultural effectiveness and appropriateness of county and Library policies
Represent HCL and Hennepin County on a variety of internal committees and external groups

Best Qualified Candidates will have:
One of the following:
A bachelor's degree or higher in education, leadership, business, public administration, organizational development, business administration, library science or a related field and five years or more of administrative experience in diversity and inclusion work
Note: Experience can be substituted for education on a year for year basis
Solid knowledge of current practices and trends regarding diversity and inclusion in the workplace and awareness of demographic trends of the nation, state and county
Exceptional interpersonal skills with experience coordinating multi-disciplinary teams by developing participatory processes, facilitating conflict and consensus and presenting and conveying issues and/or complex information to audiences at many levels
Excellent skills in demonstrating and delivering solution-oriented strategies, critical thinking, judgment, interpersonal communication, team building, tact, diplomacy and decision making skills
Experience providing internal organizational development and culture change consulting services and demonstrated ability and commitment to incremental change and strategic risk-taking within large systems in the areas of diversity, inclusion and racial equity
Strong analytical and organizational skills with ability to handle multiple, complex projects, recognize priorities and meet deadlines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
Ability to maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization and to work collaboratively with individuals and groups, building and nurturing collaborative relationships with a variety of customers and partners, both internal and external
Advanced skill in a variety of computer applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint, and Skype for Business

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

Strong careers. Strong communities.

If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation to actively participate in the employment process, please email us atHR.ServiceCenter@hennepin.us or call us at 612.348.7855.

Hennepin County provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance or national origin. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the Human Resources Department, A-400 Government Center, Minneapolis, MN 55487, 612-348-7855.

Current open positions may be viewed at www.hennepin.jobs

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Discussion Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill (apply by June 6)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 09:44 am

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY

POSITION:      Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Librarian
AVAILABLE:    August 1, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY

POSITION:      Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Librarian
AVAILABLE:    August 1, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative, creative, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian to advance undergraduate teaching and learning in the University Library. Working with a team of librarians at the House Undergraduate Library, this individual will lead instructional initiatives, spearhead undergraduate-centered user engagement activities, and explore technologies that impact undergraduate education.

The Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Librarian is the liaison to the First Year Writing Program and will lead the library’s information literacy instruction program. They will schedule information literacy sessions, train and mentor student instructors from the School of Information and Library Science, and provide assignment design support to FYWP instructors. This staff member will explore and pilot new ways of engaging with students by collaborating with key campus partners and will lead relevant service assessment projects. This position will contribute to the development of the University Library’s web-based instructional tools, with an emphasis on undergraduate-centered services and resources.

The librarian in this position reports to the Head of the R.B. House Undergraduate Library.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

·      ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, or a related advanced degree

·      Experience teaching or providing library instruction

·      Experience providing user-centered research services

·      Experience using instructional technology to support student learning

·      Strong written and oral communication skills

·      Detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities

·      Self-motivated, with strong commitment to teamwork and collaboration

·      Commitment to supporting a diverse student and faculty population

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·      Minimum two years of relevant professional experience

·      Significant coursework in Education or Education-related field

·      Experience working with first-year students

·      Experience collaborating with instructors and campus partners to support student learning

·      Experience assessing library services

·      Experience with mentoring and supervising student staff

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries.  University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on June 6, 2016.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/97270 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application that addresses your teaching philosophy, a resume, and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Discussion Special Collections Librarian, Trinity University - TX

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 09:37 am

COATES LIBRARY ‐‐ TRINITY UNIVERSITY

Special Collections Librarian

COATES LIBRARY ‐‐ TRINITY UNIVERSITY

Special Collections Librarian

At Trinity University’s Elizabeth Huth Coates Library, we believe that special collections and archives have a fascinating role to play in the future of the academic library. We therefore seek qualified candidates for the position of Special Collections Librarian who are passionate about the rare, unique, and sometimes strange things housed in special collections and archives and who will ceaselessly look for creative ways to marry those materials to the innovative curricula developed by Trinity faculty.

Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

 SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of Collection Strategies and Resource Sharing, this tenure-track faculty position is full time. The Special Collections Librarian serves as the public-facing representative of special collections and archives and plays an integral part in the vibrant information literacy program at Trinity. This librarian looks at the collections and sees possibilities where others may not, identifying materials appropriate for use in courses and collaborating with subject liaison librarians on the use of these materials to support the curriculum. This librarian also

  • Administers and plans all aspects of the operation and care of the library’s special collections.
  • Establishes priorities, goals, and objectives and develops and implements policies and procedures for the efficient and effective operation and maintenance of the collections.
  • Works closely with a full-time processing archivist.
  • Supervises student workers and oversees their service at the special collections reference desk.
  • As a tenure-track member of the library faculty, serves on university committees and performs to the university’s standards in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. (Library Criteria for the Promotion and Tenure of Faculty Librarians)

Full details at: http://lib.trinity.edu/lib2/pdfs/special_collections_librarian.pdf.  

REQUIREMENTS

Required:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Ability to provide effective and creative access to special collections and archives and a strong desire to promote them to the campus, alumni, and other communities. Good communication skills, a high energy level, and self‐ confidence are also musts, as is the ability to work effectively and with initiative, both as a team member and as an individual. Demonstrated interest in professional development and faculty activities. Strong teaching, public speaking, outreach, or presentation skills.

Preferred:

At least two years of professional academic library experience. Teaching experience. Experience managing special collections. Experience with environmental monitoring, disaster planning, in-house conservation, reformatting, and data migration. Experience creating web pages. Understanding of copyright and rights management issues and of privacy laws relating to analog and born-digital collections. Project management experience. Knowledge of integrated library systems and understanding of descriptive cataloging.

TRINITY UNIVERSITY is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institution characterized by a demanding curriculum, distinguished faculty, exceptionally bright students, and a campus that is among the most modern and beautiful in America. Trinity’s Coates Library was recognized for its innovation as the college division recipient of ACRL’s 2007 Excellence in Academic Libraries award. Trinity is located in what Will Rogers called one of America's four unique cities. Combining Old World charm, a multicultural heritage, and numerous cultural and historical attractions, San Antonio is a friendly, affordable, and enchanting city in which to live and work.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: Trinity-paid TIAA/CREF when qualified, comprehensive insurance options, twenty days of annual vacation, and generous professional development support. This is a twelve‐month, tenure‐track faculty position. Tenure in the Trinity Library is awarded primarily on demonstration of professional excellence.

TO APPLY: Submit a detailed resume, application letter addressing experience and interest, and the names, phone numbers, and email and postal addresses of three references to: Diane J. Graves, University Librarian (send email applications to mpylant@trinity.edu), Coates Library, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX, 78212-7200. Review of applications continues until the position is filled. Trinity is an EEOC/AA employer.  

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Discussion Director of the National Forest Service Library, Fort Collins, CO (apply by May 16)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 5, 2016 at 09:35 am

Supervisory Librarian

FOREST SERVICE

Apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/437646100 

Work Schedule is Full-Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 5/2/2016(3 day(s) ago)

Supervisory Librarian

FOREST SERVICE

Apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/437646100 

Work Schedule is Full-Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 5/2/2016(3 day(s) ago)

 Closes Monday 5/16/2016(11 day(s) away)

  • Salary Range

    $107,272.00 to $126,183.00 / Per Year

  • Series & Grade

    GS-1410-14/15

  • Promotion Potential

    15

  • Supervisory Status

    Yes

  • Who May Apply

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

  • Control Number

    437646100

  • Job Announcement Number

    16-RES-251516DP-AL

Job Overview

Summary

A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

 

Selectee will be the Director of the National Forest Service Library who has responsibility for overall technical and administrative management of library functions. The position is located at Rocky Mountain Research Station headquarters in Fort Collins, CO. 

For more information about this position contact Jan Engert at 970-498-1377 or jengert@fs.fed.us.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 16-RES-251516G-AL. Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

Duties

Duties listed are at the full performance level.

Selectee will have overall responsibility for the oversight and administration of the National Forest Service Library, including long-range planning and establishing program goals and objectives. 

Plans for and directs the establishment and implementation of acquisition, cataloging, collection development, circulation, and research policies and services, utilizing knowledge of latest state-of-the-art technology.

Plans for and determines scope and coverage of the library collections, considering special requirements and the literature of the subject fields.  Organizes, develops, and implements plans for specific projects related to digitization and/or digital collection management. 

Formulates and administers policies affecting the National Forest Service Library.  Establishes policy where none exists, adapts/modifies parts of existing National Forest Service Library policy.  Explores and establishes long-range development plans and short term strategies.

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Library program’s program planning, program execution, program evaluation, and financial management functions. Analyzes workload, objectives, and requirements of assigned program to establish efficient management practices, determine personnel and administrative fund requirements, and assure the highest degree of proficiency in the development and execution of assigned programs. 

Comprehensive knowledge of international cooperation and standards among library associations and institutions such as OCLC, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, and the National Information Standards Organization. 

Represents the National Forest Service Library on matters pertaining to the work of the Library in conference with cooperative program partners, vendors, exchange partners, publishers, donors, government agencies, etc., and at meetings of international committees, professional organizations, standard-making bodies, etc.

Promotes and maintains active liaison with other libraries, information centers, networks, universities, research institutes, government agencies and individuals for the exchange of ideas and to develop new and improved library systems, techniques and services, and to provide mutually effective research and reference services by sharing resources.

Supervisory Responsibilities (25% or more): Provides technical and administrative supervision to employees in a variety of professional and non-professional occupations.  Directs the operations of the National Forest Service Library through subordinate supervisors. Establishes overall priorities, provides general instructions, sets standards and reviews work, and resolves unusual and difficult problems beyond supervisors’ capabilities.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel 1-2 weeks/yr required for presentations, training, leadership meetings

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Basic moving expenses allowed per Federal Travel Regulations

Job Requirements

Key Requirements

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • A 1-year probationary period is required.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements: You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered for this position.  Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.  Transcripts must be provided with the application to validate that educational requirements are met.  

All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science; as a standard practice applicants enter postions at this level on the basis of a master's degree in library science.

Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below.

A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree; 
--OR--
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 

Foreign Education: 
Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs to be acceptable for Federal employment. Applicants must provide documentation with their application that the education was evaluated by a U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service. For further information on the evaluation of foreign education, refer to the U.S. Department of Education’s website at http://www.ed.gov.

Additional Experience Requirements for GS-14 and GS-15: In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirement above, applicants must have specialized experience in the amounts required for the grade levels as shown below. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the specialized experience requirements.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. 

One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

GS-14: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level. Examples of specialized experience include: 
--Providing leadership, coordination and administration of the functions necessary to enhance the effectiveness, service delivery, and scope of a major library;
--supervising the full range of functions for a major library branch or department including technical services and/or public services planning, implementation, and service delivery; 
OR 
--analyzing and implementing new methods or techniques used to solve management and organizational problems related to scientific or technical library management, leadership and service delivery.

GS-15: I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level.   Examples of specialized experience include:  
--Providing leadership, coordination and administration of the functions necessary to enhance the effectiveness, service delivery, and scope of a major research library; 
--supervising the full range of public and technical services functions for a complex library organization including planning, implementation, and service delivery; 
OR 
--analyzing and implementing new methods or techniques used to solve management and organizational problems with unprecedented or novel aspects related to scientific or technical library management, leadership and service delivery.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 
Subject to one-year supervisory/managerial probation period (unless prior service is creditable).
May be subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary or trial period.

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