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Discussion Spectrum Gatherings at ALA Midwinter 2017 in Atlanta

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 10:37 pm

SPECTRUM GATHERINGS  in ATLANTA

SPECTRUM GATHERINGS  in ATLANTA

Friday 1/20 8:30am-4pm ALCTS Symposium Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a New Future for Library Collections
Free for Spectrum Scholars, if you didn’t register identify yourself at door as a Scholar and they’ll contact us, see more at https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo...

Friday 1/20 12:30-3pm Space for Spectrum discussion at ODLOS Town Hall
See more at
https://www.eventscribe.com/2017/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=232553

Saturday 10:30am-12:15pm Poster Making | 1-5pm Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women
Poster making session for library workers will take place in Hall A3 of the Georgia World Congress Center (you do not have to be registered for Midwinter to attend).
  Groups will travel to the Center for Civil and Human Rights together and maps and poster making supplies will be provided. If you’re interested in joining discussions and getting updates about library workers’ participation in the march, please join the Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1846100042303729/.

Saturday 1/21 9-10pm Reception for Spectrum Scholars hosted by ALA President-elect Jim Neal
Join us in the Omni Hotel, International Ballroom A-C (Midwinter registration not required, all Scholars can attend even if you did not previously rsvp)

Sunday 1/22 6-8pm GLBTRT Social with special Spectrum Invite at Center for Civil and Human Rights
Thanks to the sponsorship of Gale | Cengage, the roundtable has been able to secure the Center for Civil and Human Rights (civilandhumanrights.org) and has generously extended the invitation to our entire Spectrum community. The event features access to Center exhibits, light fare, and cash bar. Please follow the link to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1038929009551410/

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Discussion Research Assistant Librarian, University of Utah ( Apply by February 13, 2017)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:51 am

Resident Librarian

University of Utah

00790 - Marriott Library - Operations

DEADLINE: February 13, 2017

APPLY TO: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/59729

Resident Librarian

University of Utah

00790 - Marriott Library - Operations

DEADLINE: February 13, 2017

APPLY TO: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/59729

The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 25,000 undergraduate students and over 7,500 graduate students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the University prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. The University of Utah’s Strategic Goals outlines four major goals, including Promote Student Success to Transform Lives, Develop and Transfer New Knowledge, Engage Communities to Improve Health and Quality of Life, and Ensure Long-Term Viability of the University. The Marriott Library is actively engaged in responding to these goals through its many programs and services.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The J. Willard Marriott Library is seeking candidates for their Librarian Residency Program. The program is intended to increase faculty diversity at the Marriott Library and to encourage people from traditionally underrepresented or underserved groups to choose the University of Utah as a place to launch their careers in academic librarianship. This two-year residency will be the incumbent’s first professional library position; it will orient the Resident Research Assistant Librarian to academic librarianship through a broad range of activities designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in future library positions and contribute fully to the profession. This program is designed to meet the Resident’s professional goals and interests in conjunction with the library’s priorities.

The Resident will be supervised by the Residency Coordinator, who will provide oversight and consistency throughout the experience. During the first year, the Resident will rotate through the library’s four departments: Research and Learning Services, Special Collections, Information Technology Services, and Scholarly Resources and Collections. The Resident will have meaningful work assignments that contribute to each department’s success. Each rotation will build the Resident’s understanding of the library’s mission, role, and structure; the Resident’s practical skills in meeting stakeholder needs; and the Resident’s ability to adapt to new situations and work with many different groups. At the end of the first year, the Resident will have a solid grounding in the profession and a strong sense of how to integrate into a new organization. The Coordinator will work with the Resident to develop a personalized professional development plan that includes service activities, committee assignments, conference attendance, and training opportunities at the library, campus, regional and national levels. The Resident Librarian will also benefit from mentoring relationships with faculty throughout the library.

The Resident and Coordinator will jointly decide on additional projects for the second year, including placement in a library department that meets the Resident’s interests. The residency will culminate in a capstone project (such as a paper or presentation) designed to showcase the Resident’s competencies in an area of specialization.

The Marriott Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, a program uniting academic libraries who share a commitment to increase the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

**The position requires two-year commitment to begin no later than July 2017.**

QUALIFICATION:

• An MSI, MLIS, or MLS from an ALA-accredited institution by July 1, 2017.
• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.
• Ability to take initiative and work independently when appropriate.
• Willingness to listen to and incorporate feedback from supervisors and colleagues.
• Demonstrated interest in and understanding of the mission of academic libraries and a desire to contribute to the profession.
• Demonstrated leadership skills and motivation to take advantage of opportunities across the library and campus community.
• Knowledge of and interest in emerging trends in academic librarianship and ability to apply this knowledge to improve and advance library services.
• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and community members from diverse backgrounds.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language.
• Demonstrated proficiency and capability with information technology systems in the context of an academic library.

APPLY TO: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/59729

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Discussion Digital Scholarship Librarian, The University of Delaware Library (Apply by February 13, 2017)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:40 am

Digital Scholarship Librarian
Job ID: 104272

APPLY TO: http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/

DEADLINE: February 13, 2017

Digital Scholarship Librarian
Job ID: 104272

APPLY TO: http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/

DEADLINE: February 13, 2017

The University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence beginning in 1743 and extending to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. The University provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels. There are over 1,100 full-time faculty and 4,000 staff serving a student body of over 21,000. The beautiful 970 acre main campus in Newark, Delaware, is centrally located within one hour of Philadelphia and two hours from New York and Washington, DC.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

The University of Delaware Library seeks a motivated, creative, and service-oriented professional to serve as Digital Scholarship Librarian. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology and Digital Initiatives, this position will collaborate with and support faculty, students, and staff involved in digital scholarship. Responsibilities include consulting on initial project development and recommending tools and methods that help best achieve the desired research and teaching goals. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will participate in the development of digital projects, develop and conduct individual training and group instruction, and conduct workshops on digital scholarship research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices. Fostering partnerships that encourage the exploration and adoption of evolving modes of digital research and pedagogy on campus will be important to success. This position will be responsible for coordinating library activities in support of the life cycle of digital projects and will serves as a key resource person in the Library on trends in digital scholarship, as the library develops a Digital Scholarship Center.

QUALIFICATIONS:

ALA-accredited Master's degree in library/information science, or PhD in relevant discipline. Familiarity with best practices around digital preservation, open access, copyright, and accessibility as they relate to digital scholarship and/or digital publishing projects. Familiarity with emerging digital scholarship technologies and standards. Strong organizational skills and project management skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated understanding of relevant scholarly communication issues (e.g., intellectual property rights and Fair Use). Relevant technical skills, including facility with web technologies, applicable data and metadata standards, and open-source repository and data curation.

APPLY TO: http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/

 https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1310557/digital-scholarship-libra...

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Discussion Data Analyst and Business Information Librarian, Vanderbilt University

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 01:07 pm

Job Reference Number: 1605777

Data Analyst and Business Information Librarian

Vanderbilt University

APPLY TO: http://www.vanderbilt.jobs

Job Reference Number: 1605777

Data Analyst and Business Information Librarian

Vanderbilt University

APPLY TO: http://www.vanderbilt.jobs

his is an exciting time to be at Vanderbilt University. With an enrollment of over 12,000, Vanderbilt is ideally situated on a wooded campus in the heart of vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. The Jean and Alexander Heard Library System is an integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of the university and community. Our libraries are engaged in major initiatives within Vanderbilt, as well as nationally and internationally. In a Vanderbilt partnership with the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR), the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education is examining emerging national-scale digital projects which have the potential to help transform higher education. We are a sponsor and host institute of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Leadership Fellows. Our libraries have an exceptionally talented and dedicated staff of almost 200, an annual budget exceeding $26 million, and hold over 3.7 million volumes. The Heard Library includes nine libraries, the campus course management system, and the nationally acclaimed Vanderbilt Television News Archive. Our innovative digital exhibits programs have attracted national attention along with our Gold LEED Central Library renovation. Vanderbilt University is ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News and World Report and has ten nationally-ranked schools and colleges.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Data Analyst and Business Information Librarian will be a member of a dynamic team of information service providers, that delivers analytical research assistance and instructional programming for students and faculty at the Walker Management Library in support of the MBA, Masters of Finance, Masters of Accountancy (Assurance and Valuation), and FMRC Research Center. The successful candidate will provide expert advice, consultation, and education for researchers with interdisciplinary data-intensive research needs at Vanderbilt University. Responsibilities include: providing advice on data analysis software packages, statistical and qualitative data analysis, and data collection, management visualization, and preservation. The librarian will participate in the library liaison program using innovation and creativity to connect with library users. Key functions may vary over time and by the department but will include all of the following: utilizing new and traditional approaches to delivering comprehensive library and research services to scholars across the university campus; and cultivating relationships with students, faculty, and researchers. In an environment of continual learning and improvement, a successful candidate will apply new knowledge to teach research methods and provide data solutions, polished presentations, and consultations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in Library & Information Science, Business, Economics, Statistics, or related discipline
  • One to two years related work experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with business, economics or social science data sources and information
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in a classroom setting and prepare instructional materials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical and software such as MATLAB, R, SAS, SPSS, STATA, and Tableau
  • Experience cleaning and converting multiple data formats, including CSV, JSON, RDF, and XML
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Solid analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent computer skills with experience using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software

PREFERRED

  • Experience with programming languages, such as R or Python, and text mining packages such as tm or pandas

APPLY TO: http://www.vanderbilt.jobs

 

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Discussion Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 12:56 pm

Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 

APPLY TO: https://www.uthscsajobs.com/

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 

APPLY TO: https://www.uthscsajobs.com/

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The librarian in this position will; advance the mission of the university in education and community service by maintaining support for the library’s outreach and community engagement services; participate in the development of outreach and grant programs; work collaboratively with librarians and staff to plan, implement, and assess programs, communications, and marketing to enhance community awareness of the UT Health Science Center Libraries; assist with the coordination of library outreach and community engagement activities related to marketing of services, resources and events.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required education and experience:
• Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program
• Minimum of 0-1 year of post-MLS experience
• Commitment to excellent service and ability to manage multiple priorities; excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: 
• Knowledge of marketing principles; experience with promotion and publicity, social media management, project coordination, writing, and assessment
• Experience with outreach programming; developing educational and promotional materials in print and digital formats
• Strong background in the use of information technologies and information management tools

APPLY TO: https://www.uthscsajobs.com/

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Online Doc Upcoming 2017 deadlines for library and information science graduate education

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 03:01 pm

Upcoming 2016 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Upcoming 2016 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities without currently posted deadlines/applications:

 

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Discussion Director of Technical Services and Library Systems, University at Albany ( Apply by: February 12, 2017)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 02:59 pm

Director of Technical Services and Library Systems

The University at Albany Libraries

DEADLINE: February 12, 2017

APPLY TO:https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=79225

Director of Technical Services and Library Systems

The University at Albany Libraries

DEADLINE: February 12, 2017

APPLY TO:https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=79225

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Technical Services and Library Systems. Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, this senior administrative position is responsible for all activities related to acquiring information resources for the Libraries' collections, and creating and maintaining access to collections in all formats. Responsibilities include oversight of the Acquisitions, Catalog Management, Cataloging, and Library Systems departments. As a member of the Libraries' senior administrative group, the Director shares responsibility for developing and implementing the mission, goals, and broad policy directions for the University Libraries.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

UAlbany is looking for a forward-thinking, service-oriented, collaborative leader with a keen sense of the evolving role of research libraries in the digital age and demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in all areas related to technical services and library systems. In addition to providing overall leadership and vision for the Technical Services and Library Systems Division, the Director prepares budget projections and needs assessments for the Division; allocates and administers the Division's budget which includes the Libraries' equipment, hardware, and software budgets; and provides leadership and direction for developing and maintaining technical services collaborations and partnerships with other departments, other library divisions, and other academic libraries. Tenure-track library faculty at the University at Albany are expected to engage in research, publication, and service to the Libraries, the University, and the profession, as required for promotion and continuing appointment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in library science, information, information science(s), and/or information studies, from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent, from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • 10 years of successful, progressively responsible experience in one or more areas of library technical services or library systems
  • 5 years of management and supervisory experience
  • Track record of creativity in problem-solving and developing library programs
  • Strong analytical and budget management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work across organizational boundaries, lead effective teams, manage change, and mentor colleagues
  • Working knowledge of trends in acquisitions, cataloging, and information technology
  •  Must demonstrate strong service orientation; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to organize and plan; and leadership ability
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population
  • Evidence of effectiveness in librarianship, as well as scholarly activity and professional service, as required for initial appointment at the academic faculty rank of either Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in a public institution and unionized environment
  •  Experience using Ex Libris' Aleph integrated library system or other Ex Libris/ProQuest applications
  •  Experience migrating integrated library systems/library service platforms

APPLY TO:https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=79225

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Discussion Science & Engineering Library Director, Vanderbilt University ( Apply by: January 31, 2017)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 01:27 pm

 Science & Engineering Library Director

Vanderbilt University

DEADLINE: January 31, 2017

APPLY TO:  http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/. Keyword: 1605664.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

 Science & Engineering Library Director

Vanderbilt University

DEADLINE: January 31, 2017

APPLY TO:  http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/. Keyword: 1605664.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Vanderbilt Libraries are seeking an innovative and creative leader to guide the further development of the Sarah Shannon Stevenson Science and Engineering Library. The director will supervise and lead the staff of one of nine campus libraries within the university library system. The Science and Engineering Library (SEL) supports programs within the College of Arts & Science, School of Engineering, and growing interdisciplinary fields. We are looking for a leader who can partner with faculty and students on research, learning, and innovation in diverse fields of study within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The Director of SEL will create partnerships with academic departments, research centers, institutes, incubator programs, and learning communities throughout the University. The successful candidate will bring a combination of expertise and experience from both an appropriate academic discipline and library/information science.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or international equivalent
  • Graduate degree in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, engineering, and/or a closely related STEM field
  • Minimum of five years of related experience in an academic, research, or corporate library setting. Demonstrated ability in bibliographic instruction. Experience participating in managing a budget for a department, project, team or committee
  • In depth knowledge and experience using information resources in STEM to support academic research and scholarship at all levels. Evidence of excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a highly collaborative setting 
  • Evidence of increasing involvement in professional activities outside the University

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD in a STEM field. Demonstrated experience with large networked data sets and/or research data responsibility best practices for storage, analysis, and sharing of data.
  • Proven ability in the area of engagement and outreach. Evidence of creative leadership and and entrepreneurial spirit. Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication processes 

Apply to: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/. Keyword: 1605664.

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Discussion The Assistant Chief of Branches, San Francisco Public Library ( Apply by January 17, 2017)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 01:13 pm

Manager II, Assistant Chief of Branches

San Francisco Public Library

 JOB ID: 0923

DEADLINE: January 17, 2017

APPLY TO: https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=PBT&R2=0923&R3=072763

Manager II, Assistant Chief of Branches

San Francisco Public Library

 JOB ID: 0923

DEADLINE: January 17, 2017

APPLY TO: https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=PBT&R2=0923&R3=072763

The San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) is one of the premier urban public libraries in the country, and a leader in creating visionary policies and innovative programs that promote literacy and learning, digital inclusion, social justice, and healthy communities. It embraces its role as the most democratic of institutions, providing safe and welcoming facilities for all members of the community. SFPL is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning and the joys of reading for our diverse community.

The library system includes the beautiful Main Library and 27 branch libraries that serve all the neighborhoods of the city. As a leading urban library, we are committed to the pursuit of excellence in delivering the highest level of public library service to residents of the City and County of San Francisco.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Assistant Chief of Branches is an administrative level leadership position and a key member of the San Francisco Public Library’s Executive Team. Under general direction, the Assistant Chief of Branches works collaboratively with the Chief of Branches and other Division Chiefs to contribute to the planning, organization and overall administration of the Library system including implementation of policies, services and innovations. This position assists in providing direct oversight and management of the Branch Library Division, comprising twenty-seven neighborhood libraries, the Library’s Mobile Outreach Services unit and the Delivery Services unit. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possession of a Master’s Degree in library and information studies (e.g. MLS/MLIS) from a college or university program accredited by the American Library Association; AND
  •  Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a large urban library

APPLY TO: https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=PBT&R2=0923&R3=072763

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Discussion Archivist, The University of Wyoming ( Apply By: Jan. 11)

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 01:06 pm

Archivist

The University of Wyoming

POSITION ID: 8438

DEADLINE: January 11, 2017

APPLY TO: https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Pag...

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

Archivist

The University of Wyoming

POSITION ID: 8438

DEADLINE: January 11, 2017

APPLY TO: https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Pag...

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

 The American Heritage Center of the University of Wyoming is seeking a processing archivist. This is a three-year full-time benefitted appointment. Salary will be $41,208, not negotiable. The AHC is a major research archive and its own independent department on the University of Wyoming campus. The AHC reports directly the Provost. The AHC is one of the largest and busiest modern manuscripts repositories in the US, and its professional employees have a strong track record of leadership and scholarship in archives administration, special collections librarianship, history, women’s studies, and other fields. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

ALA accredited Master's degree in library/information science with concentration in archival administration.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong organization skills, analytical abilities, and the ability to work independently.
Familiarity with content standards (e.g. DACS, MARC), encoding standards (e.g. EAD), and standards related to electronic records.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

Professional experience in archival processing in an academic research library or comparable work experience.
Experience working with congressional records.
Experience with electronic records management.
Knowledge of twentieth-century American history and politics and historical research methods; knowledge and awareness of current trends in electronic records management for preservation and access.

APPLY TO: https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Pag...

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This Community brings together past and present recipients of ALA's Spectrum Scholarship and other library diversity recruitment initiatives to support the active involvement of new professionals in ALA and their communities, to build connections between Scholars across the country for their mutual support and advancement, and to facilitate ongoing professional development and leadership opportunities supporting retention in the field. All are welcome to join!

Established in 1997, the Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future.

 

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