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Discussion Job Announcement: Help Posting to CALA, AILA, REFORMA and APALA lists

by Michelle McKinney on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 02:16 pm

https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Library-Operations-Manager-@-UC-Blue-Ash-OH-45201/396667600/

 

Library Operations Manager @ UC Blue Ash 

 

Date: Mar 16, 2017

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash (UCBA) College seeks a service-oriented, skilled professional to join our student-centered team as the Library Operations Manager in the UCBA Library. UC Blue Ash College is the largest regional college in Ohio, located in Blue Ash, Ohio with an enrollment of approximately 5100 students.

 

This position reports to the Library Director and requires strong organizational and customer service skills, supervisory/management skills, and circulation services experience in order to successfully accomplish primary job responsibilities. These responsibilities include but are not limited to, managing the daily operations of the library to ensure high quality provision of library services, such as developing, interpreting and administering library policies and procedures and ensuring their uniform application; monitoring and evaluating public services daily (e.g. circulation services, facilities, IT); liaising between the UCBA library faculty, staff and student assistants to ensure high quality communication and delivery of library services; liaising with the UCBA Information Technology Department and the UCBA Facilities and Housekeeping Department on resolution of persistent public facilities issues and projects; and developing, maintaining and enhancing library operations-related communications to the UCBA community including UCBA Library website “Services” and applicable “Library Policies” pages. This position is also responsible for managing department circulation operations including providing a complex level of circulation assistance, serving as a consultant and trainer for library staff, library faculty, and student employees and providing Library Information Desk assistance 14-16 hours a week (not all at physical desk). Supervisory duties include hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating one classified staff member and 7-10 student assistants as well as oversight of duties and workflow such as managing and tracking project quality, timelines, and goals. Position responsibilities also include monitoring, forecasting and reporting the student assistant personnel budget and the operational supply budget; providing an intermediate to complex level of back-up reference services as needed; and contributing as a participant and leader in department planning activities and position-related UC/UCBA committees and task forces.

 

Minimum Qualifications:    Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years experience; -OR- Associate’s degree with five (5) years experience;-OR- seven (7) years experience. Experience must be in customer service-focused library services using an integrated library system. Experience must include at least one (1) year supervision.

 

Ideal Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with circulation services; some experience with interlibrary loan and online borrowing
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience including hiring, training, scheduling and performance evaluation
  • Project management experience including creation of efficient workflows producing high quality results
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment, problem solve and develop actionable solutions
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines
  • Some experience with budgeting and fiscal reporting
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • Ability to effectively provide reference services
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community
  • Demonstrated interest and participation in professional development activities
  • Strong proficiency in commonly used Microsoft Office applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel) and an integrated library system platform (e.g. Millennium/Sierra, Unicorn, Aleph, etc)
  • Experience with content management system(s) for web editing (e.g. Adobe Experience Manager)

 

In order to perform the essential duties, this position may require the ability to stoop and bend, lift materials weighing up to 30 lbs. and/or the ability to move loaded book trucks weighing up to 100 lbs.  

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:  All applicants must apply online at jobs.uc.edu. Applicants must upload the following documents to the application (1) a cover letter of interest; (2) a resume; and (3) a list of at least three references with contact information. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 10, 2017 but the position will remain open until filled.

 

This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.

 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

 

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Women in Library Information Technology

by Twanna Hodge on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 08:55 pm

Working Title: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology
Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, Kelly Sattler
Submission Deadline: March 27, 2017
Publisher: Library Juice Press

Working Title: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology
Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, Kelly Sattler
Submission Deadline: March 27, 2017
Publisher: Library Juice Press

Description of book:
What roles are women playing in information technology (I.T.) in libraries? What are rewards that women experience, as well as challenges they face in library I.T.? What are future visions for women in library I.T.?
This edited collection will provide a voice for people to share insights into the culture, challenges, and rewards of being a woman working in library I.T.  We are soliciting personal narratives from anyone who works in a library about what it is like to be a woman, or working with women, in library I.T. We also seek essays on visions for the future of women within library I.T. and how such visions could be achieved. This collection should be useful not only for those pursuing a career in library I.T., but also for library managers seeking to facilitate a more inclusive environment for the future. Through publishing a collection of personal narratives, we also seek to bring experiences of women in library I.T. from the margins to the center.
For the purposes of this collection, we consider library I.T. to include responsibilities in computer networks, hardware, and software support; computer programming (e.g. coding in python, php, java...); web development (e.g. admins, coders, front/back end developers,...); and/or the management of such areas.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

  *   How you started in library I.T.
  *   Stories related to being a woman in library I.T.
  *   Experiences of acceptance or resistance within the library I.T. community
  *   Tips and advice for other women seeking a career in library I.T.
  *   Changes in your career path because of entering library I.T.
  *   Changes you'd like to see happen within the library I.T. culture
  *   Advice for library management on how to improve library I.T. culture
  *   A vision for the future about/for women in library I.T.

Timeline:
Submission deadline: March 27, 2017
Notification/Feedback regarding submission: May 12, 2017
Editing and revision: June - July 2017
Final manuscript due to publisher: September 2017

Submissions:
This volume will contain commentary, stories, and essays (from 140 characters to 1,500 words).
If your submission is tentatively accepted, we may request modifications.
Material cannot be previously published.
To submit your essay, please fill out this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/6oE82aFe7atFlP6j1
For questions, email womenlibit@googlegroups.commailto:womenlibit@googlegroups.com>

About the Editors:

Jenny Brandon earned a BA in interdisciplinary humanities at Michigan State University, and an MLIS from Wayne State University.  She is a self-taught web designer/front end developer, and is currently employed in Web Services at Michigan State University.  She is also a reference librarian.

Sharon Ladenson is Gender and Communication Studies Librarian at Michigan State University.  Her writing on feminist pedagogy and critical information literacy is included in works such as Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (from Library Juice Press) and the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook (from the Association of College and Research Libraries). She is an active member of the Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and has presented with WGSS colleagues at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.

Kelly Sattler has a degree in computer engineering and spent 12 years in corporate I.T. before earning her MLIS degree from University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. Currently, she is the Head of Web Services at Michigan State University Libraries.She is an active member in LITA.

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Discussion Library Residency for Diversity & Innovation, Towson University (apply by March 27)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 11:18 am

Hello,

If you have applied or are thinking of applying for the open Residency Librarian position at Towson University, and you are attending ACRL, I invite you to stop by the Open House in the Placement Center on Friday, March 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to introduce yourself and ask any questions you have about the position, our library, and our campus.

We begin reviewing application on 3/27! http://libraries.towson.edu/employment-opportunities

Sincerely,
Sara

Hello,

If you have applied or are thinking of applying for the open Residency Librarian position at Towson University, and you are attending ACRL, I invite you to stop by the Open House in the Placement Center on Friday, March 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to introduce yourself and ask any questions you have about the position, our library, and our campus.

We begin reviewing application on 3/27! http://libraries.towson.edu/employment-opportunities

Sincerely,
Sara

Sara Arnold-Garza, MSIS
Research & Instruction Librarian
Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University
410-704-3963 | sarnoldgarza@towson.edu

Library Residency for Diversity & Innovation

Position:
Early-career librarian for a two-year residency program to begin Summer 2017. The Towson University Library Residency for Diversity and Innovation program is designed to increase opportunities for participation by a broad range of individuals in academic librarianship through a supportive environment for professional exploration, and an opportunity for concentrated experience in an area of specialization.

Qualifications:
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution, preferably granted between December 2015 and May 2017. Demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives. In year one of this two-year residency, the Resident will have significant responsibilities and gain meaningful work experience within three library departments: Research, Reference and Instructional Services; Content Management – Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Serials; Archives, Special and Digital Collections. The Resident will also be involved in library and university committees, develop collegial relationships with faculty outside the library, and participate in professional organizations.

Preference given to applications received by March 27, 2017.

Position Description: http://libraries.towson.edu/sites/default/files/employment/position-desc...

 

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Discussion Head of Research and Instruction Services, Colgate University Libraries (apply by April 17)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:07 am

Colgate University Libraries
Head of Research and Instruction Services

Colgate University Libraries
Head of Research and Instruction Services

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader to serve as Head of Research and Instruction Services. Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the Head of Research and Instruction Services provides leadership and expertise in offering a suite of services that range from basic reference assistance to advanced research consultation, classroom instruction and service program development. This individual will demonstrate a nuanced understanding of user needs and experiences in offering appropriate services, teaching users how to find, use, and evaluate resources, and empowering individuals to conduct their own research. This person will also work with the Head of Academic Technology in ITS to explore and develop collaborative services. The position leads the Research and Instruction Services department in providing high-quality, innovative, and user-oriented services to a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff. The position is responsible for developing and managing the libraries’ outreach and promotion programs. Specific areas of focus will be in the social sciences. Supports the University Librarian in vetting and advancing new ideas, initiatives, and strategic plans and fostering a culture of collaboration and communication.

Required Qualifications:

● Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program
● At least five years’ experience in library public services
● Demonstrated ability in providing vision and leadership in a team environment
● Strong service orientation with the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public
● Experience providing reference services
● Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment

Strongly Preferred

● Experience with direct supervision of support staff and/or professionals

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://cul.colgate.edu/joinus.html

Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9009. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how they have or would propose to work in a diverse environment.

Review of application materials will begin on April 17, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at http://www.upstatenyherc.org.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically under-represented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery (Special issue of the Journal of Web Librarianship)

by Twanna Hodge on Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 08:38 pm

Submissions due March 30, 2017.

The Journal of Web Librarianship is planning a special issue on Internet discovery on digital collections entitled: Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery. 

Submissions due March 30, 2017.

The Journal of Web Librarianship is planning a special issue on Internet discovery on digital collections entitled: Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery. 

Digital Collection Metadata & Internet Discovery

Many digital repositories and digital collections have been created in recent decades in academic and research libraries. As digital items are put into digital repositories, associated metadata records need to be effective for external indexing by search engines in order to be discovered. Current literature includes some discussion pertaining to digital resources discovery, metadata evaluation, search engine indexing, and search engine optimization strategies. However, due to the distinct options of digital repository software, the complexity of metadata schemas, the variety of formats of digital items, and the ambiguity of search engine indexing strategies, researchers have not come to an agreement about which metadata schema is the best to use, because the choice varies based on the format of the particular digital file, the repository system being used, and the search engine being queried. This journal issue aims to explore these approaches and offer insights into the current literature debating digital collection metadata and its discoverability on the Internet.

Subject Coverage

This special issue offers a platform for researchers to discuss topics relevant to the potential combination of best strategies regarding metadata, digital repositories, digital formats, search engine indexing, and Internet discovery. Subject coverage includes but is not limited to Digital Collection Metadata Evaluation, Digital Repository Systems Evaluation, Digital Collection Development, Indexing Evaluation of Digital Formats, Search Engine Indexing, Search Engine Algorithm Evaluation, and Internet Discovery on Digital Repositories.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.  Original Research
●        Evaluation of metadata of digital collections
●        Evaluation of digital repository system pertaining to facilitating content discoverability
●        Evaluation of search engine indexing on metadata or digital file formats
●        Evaluation of search engine algorithm and/or search engine optimization
2. Case Studies
●        Best strategies for facilitating Internet discovery of digital collections
●        Best practices for developing and promoting digital collections on the Internet
●        Workflows for optimizing digital collection and metadata development

Important dates

●        Full paper submission at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/JWebLib: March 30, 2017
●        Notification of decision: June 30, 2017
●        Revised submission: July 31, 2017
●        Final acceptance notification: August 31, 2017
●        Final version of paper: September 30, 2017
●        Publication: December, 2017
 

Guest Editors

Le Yang
Digital Initiatives Librarian
Texas Tech University
yanglegd@yahoo.com
 
Joy M. Perrin
Digital Resources Librarian
Texas Tech University
joy.m.perrin@ttu.edu
 

Editor-In-Chief

Hannah Gascho Rempel
jweblib@gmail.com
 
The Journal of Web Librarianship is an international, peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of librarianship as practiced on the World Wide Web, including both existing and emerging roles and activities of information professionals. The journal strives to find a balance between original, scholarly research, and practical communications on relevant topics in web librarianship.  Web services and systems librarians are encouraged to contribute, as are librarians working in public services, technical services, special collections, archives, and administration.
 
For more information on this special issue, see the Call for Papers website.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what's next for the Academic Librarian - LACUNY Institute 2017 (NYC May 2017)

by Twanna Hodge on Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 08:21 pm

Call for Posters Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017

The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian
LACUNY Institute 2017

Date: May 19, 2017
Location: LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Rockenbach, interim Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services, Columbia University Libraries.

Submission form

Librarians cannot predict the future but they can speculate about it. . .

Call for Posters Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017

The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian
LACUNY Institute 2017

Date: May 19, 2017
Location: LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Rockenbach, interim Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services, Columbia University Libraries.

Submission form

Librarians cannot predict the future but they can speculate about it. . .

The LACUNY Institute 2017 is seeking poster proposals that think beyond the current to share a vision of the academic librarians’ position in a changing information landscape.

In addressing the theme, the Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian, we are interested in proposals that address the implications of current events and changes in higher education on the way that academic librarians plan a career in librarianship, engage students, faculty, and the community, how and where they offer services and resources to patrons, and how librarians can navigate the current trends in library science and in the global world to prepare for a successful career in librarianship.

The LACUNY Institute Committee seeks proposals that address the future of academic librarians in college and university libraries, archives, and the information studies, across myriad roles (staff, faculty, students, patrons, etc.) and functions (technical services, public services, instruction, etc.). Such proposals can deal with innovation already in practice and/or futuristic ideas concerning librarianship.
Example topics include but are not limited to:
Impact of current events on library trends
Innovation and changes in roles, responsibilities, services and resources
Impact of technology
Leadership, leadership development, and workforce planning
Diversity & inclusion,
Career planning, professional development
Post-truth information literacy, digital literacy, and visual literacy
MLS, Curriculum development, and preparedness
Civic engagement, partnerships, and community building
Librarians as knowledge gatekeepers, personal freedom, and privacy

The goal of this event is to create a space for respectful dialogue and debate about these critical issues. We will be publishing a formal code of conduct, but the event organizers will actively strive to create a public space in which multiple perspectives can be heard and no one voice dominates.

Questions may be directed to Co-Chairs Kimberley Bugg, kbugg@citytech.cuny.edu or Simone L. Yearwood, Simone.Yearwood@qc.cuny.edu.

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Discussion Call for Proposals:Code4Lib Journal

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 09:39 am

Deadline is  iday, April 14, 2017.

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

Deadline is  iday, April 14, 2017.

The Code4Lib Journal (C4LJ) exists to foster community and share information among those interested in the intersection of libraries, technology, and the future.

URL: http://journal.code4lib.org.
We are now accepting proposals for publication in our 37th issue.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your ideas and experiences. To be included in the 37th issue, which is scheduled for publication in mid July 2017, please submit articles, abstracts, or proposals at http://journal.code4lib.org/submit-proposal or to journal@code4lib.org by iday,  April 14, 2017. When submitting, please include the title or subject of the proposal in the subject line of the email message and the acceptance of the Journal’s US CC-By 3.0 license in the body of the message. The editorial committee will review all proposals and notify those accepted by iday, April 21, 2017.  Please note that submissions are subject to rejection or postponement at any point in the publication process as determined by the Code4Lib Journal’s editorial committee.
 
C4LJ encourages creativity and flexibility, and the editors welcome submissions across a broad variety of topics that support the mission of the journal. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
* Practical applications of library technology (both actual and hypothetical)
* Technology projects (failed, successful, or proposed), including how they were done and challenges faced
* Case studies
* Best practices
* Reviews
* Comparisons of third party software or libraries
* Analyses of library metadata for use with technology
* Project management and communication within the library environment
* Assessment and user studies

 
C4LJ strives to promote professional communication by minimizing the barriers to publication. While articles should be of a high quality, they need not follow any formal structure. Writers should aim for the middle ground between blog posts and articles in traditional refereed journals. Where appropriate, we encourage authors to submit code samples, algorithms, and pseudo-code. For more information, visit C4LJ’s Article Guidelines or browse articles from the earlier issues published on our website: http://journal.code4lib.org.
Send in a submission. Your peers would like to hear what you are doing.


-Sara Amato, Coordinating Editor for Issue 37
-Code4Lib Journal Editorial Committee

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language Learners

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 11:54 am

Editors – Leila Rod-Welch & Kendra Skellen 

Editors – Leila Rod-Welch & Kendra Skellen 

Proposal submission deadline: April 30, 2017   

  
Submit your proposals to:  https://goo.gl/forms/XBMRbVX0ImTs4C4C2 or email  
ILSSISESL-L@listserv.emory.edu  
 
Editors Leila Rod-Welch and Kendra Skellen invite the submission of chapter proposals for a book on international aspects of American libraries. The focus of the book is to inform librarians about the challenges that international and ESL learners face in using academic libraries in the U.S. and to provide librarians the tools they need to help retain these learners, bring more diversity into libraries, introduce various outreach programs, learn how to collaborate with campus partners, and build international and ESL collections within the library. 
 
New and completed research and case studies are welcome, provided any new studies can be completed within the timeline explained below. Chapters based on completed research must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. 
 
We are seeking proposals for the topics described below. However, we will consider other topics provided they are within the spirit of the book and will add another dimension to the overall discussion:   
·       Growth of international students in America 
·       Introduction on who are our international students and what are their needs 
·       Outreach initiatives to international students 
·       Outreach initiatives to ESL learners 
·       Collaborating with campus partners 
·       Building a library collection for ESL learners   
·       Best library instruction practices 
·       Library resources for instructors of International Students  
·       Lesson plans 
·       Scavenger hunts 
·       Event planning 
 
Submission procedure: Please submit chapter proposals of up to 500 words, a short author’s statement, and a writing sample, list of previous publications if applicable to  
https://goo.gl/forms/XBMRbVX0ImTs4C4C2  by April 30th, 2017. If you are proposing new, uncompleted research, please provide a tentative timeline that includes a date for completion, evidence of institutional approval, if appropriate, as well as any additional dates you think are relevant.  
 
If there are multiple authors for a chapter, please submit author statements for each author and at least one writing sample - it is optional to provide multiple writing samples (i.e. not all co-authors have to submit writing samples, but if you feel it best represents your team to submit  
more than one, please do.)  
 
Note: This initial stage requires a 500-word description, so just planning out your article now is fine. Final manuscripts should be approximately 1,500 to 5,000 words.  
 
For additional information, contact the editors: 
 
Dr. Leila Rod-Welch is the Outreach Services Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of Northern Iowa. leila.rod-welch@uni.edu 
 
Kendra Skellen is the Robert W. Woodruff Library Service Desk Manager and the Marian K. Heilbrun Music & Media Library Manager. knskellen@emory.edu 

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Discussion University Press Diversity Fellowship Program (apply by March 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 09:04 am

Employment Opportunity
The University Press Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to increase diversity in scholarly publishing by providing year-long fellowships in the acquisitions departments of four university presses — the University of Washington Press, Duke University Press, MIT Press, and the University of Georgia Press — with the support of the Association of American University Presses and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Employment Opportunity
The University Press Diversity Fellowship Program seeks to increase diversity in scholarly publishing by providing year-long fellowships in the acquisitions departments of four university presses — the University of Washington Press, Duke University Press, MIT Press, and the University of Georgia Press — with the support of the Association of American University Presses and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Fellowship
Through this year-long, full time entry-level position, fellows will be immersed in the acquisitions department of a leading scholarly press, working closely with senior acquisitions editors, authors, and projects through the entire acquisitions process. Through this apprenticeship, they will acquire deep and specialized knowledge of how editors identify emerging areas of scholarship, work with authors to develop manuscripts, manage the process of peer review and revision, present projects for approval, and represent them through each stage of publication. Fellows will also work with other press departments including marketing, design, manuscript editorial, and production on behalf of specific book projects, and may take on additional projects to gain a deeper understanding of these other publishing
areas.

Fellows will attend the Association of American University Presses annual conferences at the beginning and end of their year-long program, where they will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, meet with the other fellows in their cohort, and network with staff from university presses across North America. Fellows will be able to take advantage of all of the professional development opportunities for junior staff at the participating presses, including a series of monthly workshops designed specifically
for this program.

Responsibilities
Responsibilities include screening manuscript proposals; researching competing books, potential course adoptions, areas of growth in emerging fields, and potential expert peer reviewers; contacting peer reviewers and tracking reviews; writing book descriptions; assisting with contract requests, production cost estimates, and financial projections for projects; guiding authors on manuscript formatting, art preparation, and permissions; preparing materials for internal editorial approval and launch meetings; representing their press and interacting with book buyers and authors at academic conferences, and attending in-house acquisitions, editorial review, press committee, transmittal, and launch meetings.

Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship Program Requirements
»» B.A. or B.S.
»» Commitment to using an understanding of the diversity of human experiences in developing, recruiting, and marketing manuscripts and books.
Preferred
»» M.A., M.S., or Ph.D.
»» Evidence of superior academic achievement, either in fields relevant to diversity or in fields that correlate to the major lists of the participating presses.
»» Commitment to pursuing a career in academic publishing.
»» Sustained personal engagement with low income communities and/or communities within the US that are underrepresented in publishing and a demonstrated ability to bring the understandings gleaned from such engagement to the daily work of academic publishing

Compensation
Fellows will be compensated with a salary and benefits package equivalent to that of a full-time staff person in an entry-level acquisitions position at each of the participating presses. 

Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship Program Application Process
Applicants must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S., or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.

Applications will be considered in coordination with the four partner presses on the grant. Please be sure to complete an application with the university website for each press you’d like to consider your application. Include a cover letter describing your interest in the program and your qualifications and experience that meet the requirements outlined above, along with a copy of your resume. If you’re
applying for the fellowship at more than one press, please use the same cover letter.

University of Washington Press: go to http://hr.uw.edu/jobs/ and search for job number 142498.
Duke University Press:https://www.dukeupress.edu/Careers/jobDetail.php?jobId=261
MIT Press: go to http://careers.mit.edu/ and search for job number 14480.
University of Georgia Press: go to https://www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp and search for job number 20170324.

All four participating presses are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Deadline
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2017. Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of representatives of the participating presses and the AAUP, and selected fellows notified by April 15, 2017, to begin the year-long fellowship on June 1, 2017.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome (Advances in Library Administration and Organization)

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 08:26 am

Proposal deadline is March 31, 2017. 

Advances in Library Administration and Organization 
Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome
Publication due 2018

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: George J. Fowler, Old Dominion University

Proposal deadline is March 31, 2017. 

Advances in Library Administration and Organization 
Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome
Publication due 2018

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: George J. Fowler, Old Dominion University

Librarianship may be said to be facing an identity crisis. It may also be said that librarianship has been facing an identity crisis since it was proposed as a profession. With the advent of technology that lowers barriers to the access of information, the mission of a library has become indistinct. This volume will explore the current purpose of librarianship and libraries, how we become “Masters of our Domains”, develop expertise in various elements of the profession, and how we extend outward into our communities.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:

  • What is the purpose of a library in a community? And what roles in the community best align with that purpose?
  • How ought we gather and implement expertise from outside the profession?
  • How can we communicate and garner support from the government, the private sector and users in order to achieve our purpose?
  • How can libraries balance demands to serve other needs that detract from the library’s ability to fulfill its purpose?
  • How can libraries build community around this purpose, and how ought they reach out to their communities to engage and serve them?
  • How can libraries demonstrate positive impact on young generations?
  • What opportunities are opened to libraries and librarians by recent and potential future technological advancements?

This will be the second volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2018. 

About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series

ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization. The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot. Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries. 

How to submit

If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send an abstract of 300 words or less as well as author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by March 31, 2017.

Submission deadlines

  • Submission deadline for proposals: March 31, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance sent by: June 30, 2017
  • Submission deadline for full chapters: August 31, 2017
  • Comments returned to authors: October 31, 2017
  • Submission deadline for chapter revisions: November 30, 2017
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