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

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Additional Scholarship Opportunities without currently posted 2017 deadlines

 

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Discussion Research & Instruction Librarian, Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library (apply by March 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 09:18 am

RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its Research & Instruction department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.

RESEARCH & INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its Research & Instruction department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.

The successful candidate will work collegially with four other librarians in the Research & Instruction department. Core duties include staffing the research help desk (including one evening per week while classes are in session and occasional weekend hours); designing, teaching, and assessing course-related library instruction in collaboration with faculty; consulting individually with students about research; developing online guides, tutorials, and other learning resources; planning and implementing outreach activities and programs that promote library collections and services and contribute to the campus’ intellectual climate; and participate in the hiring, training, and supervision of interns and student peer research mentors. Like all librarians, the Research & Instruction Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities. This librarian reports to the Director of Research & Instruction.

Qualifications:
Required:
• ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science
• Reference experience, preferably in an academic library
• Knowledge of print and electronic reference services and sources
• Teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and trends, and ability to contribute fully to an active information literacy instruction program that values creative instructional design and assessment
• Relevant experience integrating technology with reference and instruction to enhance the library’s role in student learning
• Understanding of scholarly communication patterns and needs of a scholarly clientele
• High degree of initiative and flexibility
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
• Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
• Effective communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as cross-cultural competencies to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members

Preferred:

• Minimum of one year reference/instruction library experience
• Proficiency in a second language and the ability to participate in an increasingly international curriculum

The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package.
Gettysburg College is committed to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity. Candidates should address in their cover letter how they have contributed to a campus/workplace culture of inclusion, as well as how they would envision contributing at Gettysburg.

Application materials must be received by March 10, 2017. Anticipated start date is summer 2017.

Please visit our website to submit application materials through our online hiring system: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2012.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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Discussion Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian, Penn State University Libraries (apply by March 20)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 09:14 am

Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian

Penn State University Libraries

To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/nursingliaisonlibr

Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian

Penn State University Libraries

To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/nursingliaisonlibr

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for a Nursing and Allied Health Liaison Librarian to develop and deliver innovative services for students, faculty and staff in various health sciences programs. This position will function as the lead liaison for Nursing and will serve as liaison to one or more of the following areas: Bio-Behavioral Health, Health Policy and Administration, and Nutrition. Critical skills include the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization, and a facility for cross-departmental communications. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position reporting to the Head of the Life Sciences Library.  Successful candidates will benefit from the mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support faculty in tenure-track appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.  The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.  We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Actively engage with the students and faculty in the College of Nursing and Health and Human Development departments/programs.
  • Support the growth of library resources and services for nursing and health sciences programs offered by World Campus.
  • Coordinate efforts among librarians working with nursing programs across all campuses (currently 12).
  • Provide individual and group instruction on information literacy for students and faculty in the assigned program areas, and determine the impact via ongoing assessment.
  • Assist in determining trends in the collection and evaluation of existing and new resources. Partner with the Harrell Health Sciences Library in Hershey, and other relevant STEM Libraries, to build robust collections in the health and biomedical sciences across PSU.
  • Serve as reference librarian in nursing and the health sciences.
  • Work regularly scheduled hours at the Life Sciences reference desk, as an embedded librarian in related colleges and departments, and the Ask a Librarian virtual online service.
  • Develop and maintain digital subject guides and tutorials as assigned for the library website.
  • Participate in data management and research support services.

 

Qualifications:
Required

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent)
  • Experience and/or degree in nursing, health, or biosciences field
  • Knowledge of and experience with health sciences databases and resources
  • Experience providing information literacy instruction
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.  Please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/policies/ul-hrg07 to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teaching faculty, library faculty and staff, students, staff and administrators and community users in a diverse academic environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion

 

Desirable

  • Experience providing reference service in physical and web environments.
  • Advanced degree in a health sciences field
  • Experience creating online learning objects
  • Experience using evidence-based practice principles and PICO

 

Environment

The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach.  The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

 

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan 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's 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 D.C., 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 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.

 

Application Instructions:

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/nursingliaisonlibr.   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 March 20, 2017 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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Discussion Fine and Performing Arts Librarian, Sacramento State University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:48 am
 
               
 

Job Title:

 
               
 

Job Title:

   
 

Fine and Performing Arts Librarian (Tenure Track - 12 Month)

 

Job ID:

 

101935

 

Full/Part Time:

 

Full-Time

 

Regular/Temporary:

 

Regular

 

Job Code:

 
 

2920

Librarian 12 Mo

 

Job Grade:

 

Sr. Assistant

 

Department:

 
 

Library

 

   
 
       
 

Campus Information

 

California State University, Sacramento is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city's two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University's approximately 27,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor's degree in 58 disciplines, the master's degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers.

Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California's capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, California State University, Sacramento is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of California State University, Sacramento to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment.

 
 
 
 
 

Hiring Dept. Information

 

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library's mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with new leadership, a forward-thinking vision, and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 20 Library faculty, 25 staff and approximately 20 FTE student assistants.

A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university.  At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority.  In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community.  Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

 
 
 
 
 

Duties/Responsibilities

 

Under the general direction of the Head of Reference and Instruction Department, the Fine and Performing Arts Librarian is the primary contact for the Department of Art, the Department of Theater and Dance, and the School of Music. The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian will be responsible for providing high-quality services to a diverse constituency of students and faculty including course related library instruction, development of library collections, and liaison responsibilities, as well as exploring new modes of content creation, archiving and delivery, in the areas of Art, Art History, Theater, Dance, and Music.

Scholarly or creative achievement, contributions to the Library and the University, professional development, and contributions to the community are all responsibilities of Library Faculty.

 
 
 
 
 

Qualifications

 

REQUIRED:

- American Library Association accredited Master's degree or equivalent
- Two years of professional library experience or equivalent.
- Experience with library resources from any of the following areas: art, art history, music,
theatre, or dance. 
- Experience with information literacy or curriculum planning or programmatic library
instruction. 
- Demonstrated understanding of the learning and research process in higher education.
- Ability to incorporate technology into library reference and instruction services.
- Demonstrated teaching ability and strong commitment to student learning.
- Demonstrated service orientation, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations that are reflective of a wide
range of backgrounds and cultural heritage and social identities.

PREFERRED:

- Bachelor or Master's degree in studio art, art history, music, theater or dance or related field.
- Experience in collaborating with campus partners to include information literacy instruction in
the fine arts or general education program in the undergraduate curriculum.
- Knowledge of instructional design theory, principles and practices.
- Experience with outreach, marketing, and promotion of library services to the campus and
community.
- Experience with assessment of library services to the students and teaching faculty
- Collection Development experience in fine arts.
- Knowledge of open access, affordable learning solutions, intellectual property rights, and
open publishing options.
- Knowledge of data management and/or library repositories.
- Experience with the digital humanities.

 
 
 
 
 

Appointment

 

This is a full-time (12 month) tenure track position at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank with an anticipated start date of June 2017. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

 
 
 
 
 

Application Review

 

Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2017; position is open until filled.

 
 
 
 
 

Application Procedures

 

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment.  Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link.  External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link.  Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:
1. Cover letter
2. Current curriculum vitae/resume
3. As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, Sacramento States is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching and working environment for all. What contributions are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary environment? What have you learned working with diverse populations? Please limit your response to 500 words.
4. The names and contact information of at least three professional references
5. Unofficial transcripts attesting to the highest degree earned (official transcripts required upon hire)

 
 
 
 
 

Equal Employment Opportunity

 

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/  

 
 
 
 
 

Background Check

 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

 
 
 
 
 

Child Abuse and Neglect Report

 

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

For questions regarding application requirements for Job #101935, please send an email to facultyemployment@csus.edu.  Please include the Job ID # in the subject line of the email.

For technical difficulties, please contact our IRT help desk at (916) 278-7337.

 

 

Amy Kautzman
Dean and Director, University Library
California State University, Sacramento
T: (916) 278-6230 | kautzman@csus.edu

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Discussion Entrepreneurship Librarian, Penn State (apply by March 6)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:56 am

I wanted to let you all know about an exciting new position we have created at Penn State.

-John Meier

https://libraries.psu.edu/entrepreneurshiplibr

I wanted to let you all know about an exciting new position we have created at Penn State.

-John Meier

https://libraries.psu.edu/entrepreneurshiplibr

Entrepreneurship Librarian, Penn State, University Park The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications for the position of Entrepreneurship Librarian. This new faculty position will support the entrepreneurship curriculum and university-wide initiatives relating to entrepreneurship and economic development, including Invent Penn State. The Entrepreneurship Librarian reports to the Head of the Schreyer Business Library. This is a three-year non-tenure track fixed-term faculty appointment with an excellent possibility of renewal.

The Entrepreneurship Librarian will:

Serve as the formal liaison to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor.
Develop tutorials and other learning objects to support residential and online entrepreneurship courses.
Develop relationships with appropriate student organizations.
Coordinate Libraries’ efforts to support Invent Penn State and other initiatives relating to entrepreneurship and economic development.
Work collaboratively with Penn State Commonwealth Campus librarians who support entrepreneurship courses and initiatives.
Enhance collections relating to entrepreneurship.
Participate in course-related instruction, reference, consultation, and outreach services.
Qualifications:

Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); ability to work independently and collaboratively; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; a strong public service orientation; demonstrated expertise in supporting entrepreneurship studies or practice; strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree or minor and/or graduate degree in business, economics, or a related field. Post-degree experience as a public services librarian or in supporting entrepreneurship. Demonstrated expertise with business resources, including specialized databases.

Environment:

The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan 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's 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 D.C., 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 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.

Application Instructions:

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. 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 March 6, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

John J Meier
Science Librarian | Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library The Pennsylvania State University
201 Davey Lab, University Park, PA 16802 meier@psu.edu | (814)867-1448 | Twitter @johnmeier1 http://sites.psu.edu/meier/

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Discussion Digital Public Library of America Fest 2017 Chicago - Travel Grants (apply by March 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 09:45 am

At DPLA, it is very important to us that DPLAfest bring together a broad array of professionals and advocates who care about access to culture to discuss everything from technology and open access to copyright, public engagement, and education. We celebrate the diversity of our DPLA community of partners and users and want to ensure that these perspectives are represented at DPLAfest, which is why we are thrilled to announce three fully funded travel awards to attend DPLAfest 2017.  

At DPLA, it is very important to us that DPLAfest bring together a broad array of professionals and advocates who care about access to culture to discuss everything from technology and open access to copyright, public engagement, and education. We celebrate the diversity of our DPLA community of partners and users and want to ensure that these perspectives are represented at DPLAfest, which is why we are thrilled to announce three fully funded travel awards to attend DPLAfest 2017.  

Our goal is to use this funding opportunity to promote the widest possible range of views represented at DPLAfest. We require that applicants represent one or more of the following:

  • Professionals from diverse ethnic and/or cultural backgrounds representing one or more of the following groups: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • Professionals whose work or institutions primarily serve and/or represent historically underserved populations including, but not limited to, LGBTQ communities, incarcerated people and ex-offenders, people of color, people with disabilities, or Native American and tribal communities
  • Individuals who would not otherwise have the financial capacity to attend DPLAfest 2017
  • Graduate students and/or early career professionals
  • Students or professionals who live and/or work in the Greater Chicago metro area

Requirements:

  • Complete the application form by March 1, 2017: https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2017/scholarships/
  • Award recipients must attend the entire DPLAfest, taking place on Thursday, April 20 between 9:00am and 5:45pm and Friday, April 21 between 9:00am and 3:30pm.
  • Award recipients agree to write a blog post about their experience at the event to be published on DPLA’s blog within two weeks following the end of the event.

Please note that this funding opportunity will provide for airfare and/or other required travel to Chicago if needed, lodging for two nights in one of the event hotels, and complimentary registration for DPLAfest. The award will not provide for meals or incidental expenses such as cab fares or local public transportation.  All applicants will be notified regarding their application status during the week of March 13.

We appreciate your help sharing this opportunity with interested individuals in your personal and professional networks.

About DPLAfest
An annual series of workshops, presentations, and discussions, DPLAfest brings together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals. The fest takes place in different locations each year and is open to the public.

DPLAfest 2017: Chicago, IL
Mark your calendars! DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. The hosts for DPLAfest 2017 include Chicago Public Library, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Chicago Collections, and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS).

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Discussion Librarian I/II, San Jose Public Library - Spring '17 grads encouraged

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 09:41 am

 

Job Title: Librarian I/II Job ID: 1700181
Salary Min: $64,188.80 Salary Max: $83,532.80
Full/Part Time: Full-Time and Part-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
Open Date: 2/15/2017 Close Date: 2/27/2017

Positions & Duties

 

Job Title: Librarian I/II Job ID: 1700181
Salary Min: $64,188.80 Salary Max: $83,532.80
Full/Part Time: Full-Time and Part-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
Open Date: 2/15/2017 Close Date: 2/27/2017

Positions & Duties

It is an exciting time in San Jose! Under the leadership of Library Journal’s 2017 Librarian of the Year, Jill Bourne, we have implemented numerous initiatives opportunities to regain library access; creation of TeenHQ, the King Library’s teen center and maker space; launch of the Maker(Space)Ship, a mobile maker space; and SJPL works, a space for small business and workforce development. Now is your opportunity to work for one of the most innovative library systems in the nation.

We are seeking new Librarians to join our team and change the lives of those we serve! We are currently looking to fill full time and part time openings. The ideal candidate for these positions will understand, support, practice and promote the San José Way of library innovation and the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; demonstrate leadership and a commitment to active customer service; have knowledge of current library technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and staff; and enjoy working in a fast paced, innovative team environment.

Our librarians are community leaders, using their professional skills in finding ways to keep the library in the forefront of providing the information, lifelong learning, and recreational diversions people need to lead better lives. The job description enumerates the range of duties expected, but above all we are looking for flexible, service oriented, friendly, and smart librarians, proud of their profession and wanting to make a difference in their community.

Librarians are responsible for performing a variety of professional librarian duties. This may include: providing direct assistance to library customers in the location of information and library materials; serving as a resource for children, young adults, adults, and library staff; conducting library tours, giving book talks, and planning, promoting, or presenting other programs; presenting story times and other early literacy programs; working with community groups to promote understanding, use, and support of library service activities; analyzing, interpreting and answering reference questions, and providing reader's advisory information; supervising, leading, or training the work of clerical and technical staff as assigned; assuming responsibility for a facility or a section as assigned; selecting and managing collections; cataloging; service and program support for teens; small business and workforce development programming; and web development and design. These positions will include evenings and weekend shifts.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

We encourage Spring 2017 Master Degree in Library Science Candidates to Apply.

1. Education: A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.
Degree must be received by hire date; transcripts may be requested.

2. Experience: Librarian I None; Librarian II Minimum one year (2,080 hours) of professional library experience.

How to Apply
To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.

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Discussion User Experience Manager, Northern Michigan University (apply by March 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 05:44 pm

We have an opening for a User Experience Manager here at Northern Michigan
University.

We have an opening for a User Experience Manager here at Northern Michigan
University.

POSITION DUTIES:
Coordinate efforts to improve library services, space, and digital presence
through usability and user experience research and design methods. Keep
library colleagues abreast of library user needs, preferences and trends,
including trends related to user-centered design. Contribute to online
content, including user guides. Collaborate with others to coordinate and
communicate library initiatives aimed at enriching scholarship, creativity,
diversity, and community. Responsible for organizing and supervising the
operations and staff who provide outreach, circulation, interlibrary
loan/document delivery, and reserves services in Olson Library. Oversee the
library's physical space, including stacks and storage, to ensure that the
Olson Library is welcoming, user-friendly, and enhancing interdisciplinary
scholarship and creativity. Provide copyright guidance related to
circulation, interlibrary loan/document delivery, and reserves. Oversee the
scheduling of public spaces in the Learning Resources Center.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Three years of supervisory experience.
One year experience in library public services or access services.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES OR ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:
Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information.
Experience with a variety of user experience research and design methods.
Familiarity with trends related to user-centered design and usability in
libraries.
Experience working with content management systems and creating web-based
materials.
Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly
changing academic environment.
Demonstrated skills in planning and managing complex, interrelated
activities.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while coordinating multiple tasks.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in library science or other relevant discipline.
Project coordination experience.
Demonstrated experience in addressing ADA compliance in education or
libraries.
Familiarity with U.S. copyright law and associated best practices regarding
media and reserves.
Experience working in an academic library.

CLOSING DATE:
03-10-2017

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:
Northern Michigan University is an equal opportunity employer and complies
with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in
employment or the provisions of services. NMU provides, upon request,
reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to
afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in
all programs and activities. Persons having inquiries regarding
discrimination/complaints may contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (906)
227-2420.
Additional information and application procedures are at
https://employme.nmu.edu.

Thank you for your assistance.

Mary P. (Mollie) Freier
Professor and Head of Public Services
Lydia M. Olson Library
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
906-227-1061

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Discussion Public Services Librarian – Collections and Assessment, Sacramento City College Library (apply by March 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 05:40 pm

The Sacramento City College Library is hiring for a tenure-track position, Public Services Librarian – Collections and Assessment.

The position begins on or around August 17, 2017.

The Sacramento City College Library is hiring for a tenure-track position, Public Services Librarian – Collections and Assessment.

The position begins on or around August 17, 2017.

From the posting:
Under the supervision of the Dean of Learning Resources, and in collaboration with the other librarians, the Public Services Librarian’s duties include, but are not limited to:
• Providing reference and information services to students and staff.
• Providing library instruction in a variety of settings.
• Maintaining up-to-date instruction materials for library resources, including print and online publications and services.
• Utilizing current and emerging technology in reference and instruction duties.
• Selecting materials across all subject areas and formats.
• Developing quantitative and qualitative methods for determining the effectiveness and value of collection development activities across all formats in terms of how well they meet students’ needs.
• Supporting effective decision-making concerning acquisition, renewal, retention, and location of collections by analyzing collections data, presenting findings, and making recommendations.
• Applying strong analytical skills in support of library-wide collection management efforts.
• Assisting in the negotiation and licensing of online resources and in collaborative collection building.
• Working collaboratively with others throughout the Library and District to support collections¬-related activities.
• Monitoring trends in resource sharing, electronic resources, collection assessment, and collection management, and collaborating in the application of best practices to library processes.

Closes March 23.
For the complete job description and to apply, visit https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/3751

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Discussion Reference Instruction Librarian, Bennett College

by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 09:24 am

Reference Instruction Librarian 

JOB CODE: 17-0201BJW

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit a complete applicant packet, which
includes the following documents:

Reference Instruction Librarian 

JOB CODE: 17-0201BJW

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit a complete applicant packet, which
includes the following documents:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • application for employment (found at www.bennett.edu)
  •  reference Job Code 17-0201BJW
  • three (3) recent letters of recommendation (all letters must be signedand dated within one (1) year)
  • unofficial transcripts from every college and university attended
  • official transcripts are required if an offer of employment is accepted

ONLY COMPLETE APPLICANT PACKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED
Applicant packets must be received ONLY by email at:

  • hr@bennett.edu
  • Resumes received without the job code will not be considered.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The successful candidate will provide oversight of the reference and
instructional services-related functions of the library, including planning,
development, implementation, management, and assessment of the
library’s synchronous and asynchronous reference services; course-related,
course-integrated, and co-curricular information literacy workshops;
faculty/staff in-service offerings; and development of related print and
electronic resources. Assist in the planning, implementation and
assessment of library programs, policies and procedures.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program.
• Reference and/or teaching experience in a college, university, or
• community college library.
• Experience with research, design, and implementation of library technology initiatives such as online learning resources, Web 2.0 applications, wikis, blogs, and related technologies.
• Experience with Google Apps, including Sites, Docs/Drive, Forms, and Picasa.
• Experience with Techsmith Camtasia Studio, Techsmith Snagit, and
    Scirra Construct 2.
• Experience with student response systems such as eInstruction CPS.
• Experience with OCLC WMS.
• Strong interest in user interface and user experience

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