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14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, will kick-off our year-long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference with a cocktail reception on Sunday June 25, 2017 from 4-6pm at 19 East Gallery in Chicago. A minimum donation of the $20 ticket purchase includes hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

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Discussion Scholarly Instruction Librarian, Kenyon College (apply by July 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 10:38 am

Kenyon College’s Library and Information Services seeks an innovative, dynamic, and highly collaborative librarian who will enthusiastically deliver library research and instruction services to students, faculty, and the community. The librarian will bring disciplinary resources to inform research and instruction programs and contribute expertise to help develop and support new campus initiatives. The person in this position will collaborate with other library and technology areas such as Special Collections & Archives and Data Services.

Kenyon College’s Library and Information Services seeks an innovative, dynamic, and highly collaborative librarian who will enthusiastically deliver library research and instruction services to students, faculty, and the community. The librarian will bring disciplinary resources to inform research and instruction programs and contribute expertise to help develop and support new campus initiatives. The person in this position will collaborate with other library and technology areas such as Special Collections & Archives and Data Services. As a member of the Research & Instruction department, the Scholarly Instruction Librarian will serve as a liaison to fine arts and social science departments and will provide collection development, research, and instructional support to those departments. The Scholarly Instruction Librarian will teach or co-teach our for-credit information literacy skills course.

A successful candidate will be experienced with individual and group instruction in library use and research tools, promotion and support of innovative applications of information literacy across the campus. They will also provide workshops and instruction for the Kenyon community at large, and the Kenyon Academic Partnership (KAP). We are seeking someone who is committed to the liberal arts education and who will engage and support faculty and students in teaching, learning, and research.
Required:
• ALA-Accredited Master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent.
• Two years relevant experience as a librarian.
• Demonstrated strong instructional teaching skills.
• Experience providing research assistance in an academic library including research/ reference services.
• An understanding and knowledge of current and emerging trends in library instruction.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• A strong public service orientation.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively on teams.
• Work schedule will require some evenings and the occasional weekend.
Preferred:
• Undergraduate/Graduate degree in history or fine arts (e.g. art history, music)
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, special collections, and others in order to advance research and promote integration of primary sources to enrich the curriculum and research.
• Experience with online resources, information technologies, and collection management.
• Experience with existing and emerging research tools, methodologies, and resources.
• Experience using mobile devices, social networking, and other forms of technology to deliver information services to library constituents.

Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH
Deadline: July 15, 2017

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.
Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.
Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.
Apply: http://careers.kenyon.edu/cw/en-us/job/492449/scholarly-instruction-libr...

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Discussion 2 positions, Fort Lewis College (apply by June 16)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is seeking applicants for a Library Technician III/Resource Sharing Supervisor, FT, 12 month position w/ benefits. For detailed job information including minimum qualifications and the application process, please click Library Technician III Resource Sharing Supervisor.

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is seeking applicants for a Library Technician III/Resource Sharing Supervisor, FT, 12 month position w/ benefits. For detailed job information including minimum qualifications and the application process, please click Library Technician III Resource Sharing Supervisor.

Applications received by June 16, 2017 will be given full consideration. Fort Lewis College is an AA/EO employer.

 

Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado is seeking applicants for a Library Technician III (Access Services), FT, 12 month position w/ benefits. For detailed job information including minimum qualifications and the application process, please click Library Technician III Access Services.

Applications received by June 16, 2017 will be given full consideration. Fort Lewis College is an AA/EO employer.

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Discussion Senior User Experience Design and Development Engineer, University of Virginia

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 10:28 am

Senior User Experience Design and Development Engineer

Senior User Experience Design and Development Engineer

The Senior User Experience (UX) Design and Development Engineer joins other highly talented information technology staff as a leader in contributing to the Library’s goal of being a central and responsive partner in the research, teaching, and learning priorities of the University of Virginia. This position performs design and front-end development work on large-scale and complex web and software projects, contributing expertise in user interaction design, visual design, and web accessibility. The Senior UX Design and Development Engineer applies innovative approaches to conceiving and delivering impactful and pleasant user experiences across the Library’s web environment that maintain the Library’s brand standards. This position plays an important role in ensuring the short- and long-term stability, usability, and accessibility of UVA Library’s web presences and software products while meeting or exceeding user expectations based on research studies and data. In addition, the position works collaboratively with content owners, other web developers and designers, systems administrators, and user researchers to define and test requirements and implement solutions. In collaboration with management, the person in this position determines the overall technical approach to assigned projects.

Qualifications, Required:
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related discipline or demonstrated direct experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Demonstrated application of digital accessibility standards, front end software design and development experience. Ability to develop high level and/or detailed storyboards, user flows, mockups and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas. Strong working knowledge of design and prototype software. Experience creating design guidelines and systems to elevate a brand while maintaining consistency. Ability to conceptualize a problem and develop technology requirements. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, with a wide audience. Ability to work collaboratively and productively in teams. Ability to build mobile-first websites with HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Knowledge of web production software and content management systems such as Drupal. Knowledge of major operating systems and browsers, as well as automated testing platforms such as Sauce Labs. Willingness to explore new and open-source web technologies. Knowledge of accessibility standards including WCAG 2.0 and ADA Section 508 compliance. Design and prototyping software such as Sketch, InVision, Photoshop, Framer, Zeplin, and UserTesting.com. Experience with GitHub.

Preferred:
Master's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Library Science or related discipline. Considerable experience developing user interfaces for managing digital assets for a research library or national archive. Knowledge of Library and Archives community driven open source technologies. Knowledge of open source indexing technologies. Knowledge of open source repository technologies. Knowledge of object oriented design. Knowledge of digital object formats. Knowledge of library metadata standards. Ability to teach and work with different levels of web skills of Library staff. Ability to collaborate with Library staff and IT staff across the University. Team leadership skills. Experience working with Waterfall and Agile methodologies. Hydra, SOLR, Fedora, Blacklight, Rubymine, etc. JIRA, Confluence, Service Desk.

Applicants must apply through the University of Virginia online employment website at https://jobs.virginia.edu/. Search by posting number 0621059 or go directly to https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=81998. Complete the application and attach a cover letter and resume with contact information for three professional references. For assistance with this process contact Charlotte Albright, Senior Human Resources Generalist, at (434) 243-3509.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

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Discussion Research and Instructional Services Librarian, University of Alabama

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 10:24 am

Research and Instructional Services Librarian

Visit http://www.uah.edu/hr/careers/faculty-careers#LIB

Research and Instructional Services Librarian

Visit http://www.uah.edu/hr/careers/faculty-careers#LIB

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The University of Alabama in Huntsville’s M. Louis Salmon Library seeks a motivated, creative, and user-focused professional for the Research and Instructional Services Librarian position. Responsibilities include designing and conducting library instruction sessions, providing patron services at the Research Help Desk (assisting patrons with research questions and using library resources), and working with campus outreach activities to market library services and resources.

Reporting to the Director of Research, Information, and User Services, the Research and Instructional Services Librarian aids the M. Louis Salmon Library in its mission to provide The University of Alabama in Huntsville with the discovery, creation, and communication of knowledge via the Salmon Library’s resources and services. This position works with campus faculty to develop library instruction materials for assignment-focused, course specific needs, as well as identifying opportunities for outreach in assigned academic departments. The ideal candidate possesses a strong desire to teach and seeks out further knowledge in teaching and learning theories. Primary responsibilities will include designing and conducting library instruction sessions for faculty and students, and working at the Research Help Desk to provide patron services such as research assistance and using library services and resources. The position will assist with future scholarly communications endeavors, such as: Open Access Initiatives, Open Educational Resources, and scholarly publishing trends. Candidate will work in a team environment in the library and must have a willingness for continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work related experiences and professional development opportunities. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting. This position may also provide outreach to academic and non-academic units, such as student housing, to develop events and services that promote the library’s services, supervise staff and students as required, and perform other duties/functions as requested.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Conduct various multidisciplinary instruction sessions for faculty and students by utilizing current and emerging technologies in the design and delivery of these sessions
Consider new trends and techniques in information literacy instruction methods influenced by the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
Coordinate with faculty to design course-integrated, assignment based instructional sessions as needed
Integrate diverse teaching and activity types into information literacy sessions to promote collaborative, active, and directed learning styles
Lead in the promotion of Open Access Initiatives (OAI), including Open Educational Resources (OER)
Lead in future library initiatives in scholarly communications, including scholarly publishing, copyright, institutional repositories, and data curation
Provide copyright guidance and instruction to faculty and students
Answer research questions involving library resources and other materials
Answer questions via LibChat, email, and other digital platforms
Participate in library outreach activities
Other duties as needed
This position will include on-desk and off-desk duties, and will require some nights and weekends.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A Masters of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or a master’s degree relevant to the individual’s subject specialty
Minimum of one year providing instruction in a library setting
Minimum of two years of academic library experience
Familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
Familiarity with current trends in scholarly communications, including: Open Access Initiatives, Open Educational Resources, copyright, and institutional repositories
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience working with customers/patrons to provide information and services
Effective oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries to support undergraduate and graduate education
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in information literacy instruction and information technologies
Understanding of ways to market and promote instruction, collections and services to various groups
Experience with SpringShare’s LibGuides and LibAnswers
Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects
Demonstration of ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards
Possess a positive attitude, be future-oriented, and embrace change
Skills to develop relevant and engaging promotional materials in collaboration with others
Strong interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students in a friendly, professional manner
Readiness to serve a diverse academic community with tact, diplomacy, and courtesy/friendliness
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, current resume, official transcripts and contact information of three references including, name, address, phone number and email address. Required documents must be submitted either electronically to: denisj@uah.edu or mailed to:

University of Alabama in Huntsville
M. Louis Salmon Library
Room 333
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

*Please note: digital submissions via email are preferred.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Please refer to log number 17/18-804.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: INFuture 2017: Integrating ICT in Society

by Twanna Hodge on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 09:47 am

Deadline for camera-ready paper submission is Friday, June 30th. 

The Future of Information Sciences (INFuture) is a series of biennial international conferences aimed at researchers and professionals from the broad field of information and communication sciences and related professions. The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for discussing both theoretical and practical issues in information organization and information integration.

Deadline for camera-ready paper submission is Friday, June 30th. 

The Future of Information Sciences (INFuture) is a series of biennial international conferences aimed at researchers and professionals from the broad field of information and communication sciences and related professions. The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for discussing both theoretical and practical issues in information organization and information integration.

INFuture explores how developments in information and communication technology influence the future of the field of information and communication sciences. Education and research in information sciences and its interdisciplinary scope and application is of particular interest to this conference.

INFuture2017: Integrating ICT in Society is the sixth in a series of INFuture conferences focusing on governmental and business sector informatics, cloud solutions, IoT and big data, security and integrity of data, e-Health developments, HCI and language technologies solutions, innovations in the process of digitisation, personal digital information management, digital preservation and archiving, advancements in community informatics, applications of new technologies to heritage as well as integration of ICT in education. (see Conference Topics for details).

The objectives of the conference are to create a professional environment where the results of the best research and practice in the field can be presented and discussed among the professionals and to provide a platform for networking and further cooperation.

Topics:

1. Governmental and Business Sector Informatics (G&B)
2. e-Health Applications and Solutions (e-H)
3. Human-Computer Interaction and Language Technologies (HCI&LT)
4. Digitisation, Records Management and Digital Preservation (D-RM-DP)
5. Personal Digital Information Management (PDIM)
6. e-Science (eSCI)
7. Her.IT.age (HIT)
8. Community Informatics (CI)
9. Integration of ICT in Education (ICT-E)
10. e-Encyclopaedia

Forms: paper, short paper, poster, project & multimedia presentation, tool demnostration

Contact Email: 

infuture.conference@gmail.com

URL:
http://infoz.ffzg.hr/INFuture/

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Fwd: Museums Journal - "Alien"

by Twanna Hodge on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 09:39 am

Deadline: January 5, 2018 by 11:59 pm (CT)

MISSION
Recognizing the need to critically transform museums, Fwd: Museums strives to create a space for challenging, critiquing, and imagining alternative modes of thinking and production within and outside of museums. This journal is produced by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Museum and Exhibition Studies Program.

Deadline: January 5, 2018 by 11:59 pm (CT)

MISSION
Recognizing the need to critically transform museums, Fwd: Museums strives to create a space for challenging, critiquing, and imagining alternative modes of thinking and production within and outside of museums. This journal is produced by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Museum and Exhibition Studies Program.

THEME
In response to the 2016 election and its immediate aftermath, the theme of our third issue is “alien.” What does it mean to be “alien”? How can we unpack the term “alien” in the context of museums and cultural institutions?

Submission topics may include, but are not limited to:

· Social and political resistance within museums
· Museums as sanctuary
· Politics of representation
· Labeling practices
· Repatriation of cultural heritage
· Community engagement/detachment
· Occupying digital spaces
· Alienated labor
· Migration/removal
· Centering marginalized groups
· Queering museums
· Discomforted visitors

Fwd: Museums invites academic articles, essays, exhibition/book reviews, artwork, creative writing, experimental forms, and interviews. All submissions should follow the guidelines and relate to the journal’s mission statement. We strongly encourage reviews and interviews and require all other submissions to connect to the third issue’s theme, “alien.” Scholars, artists, practitioners, and activists from all fields are welcome to submit.

- Deadline: January 5, 2018 by 11:59 pm (CT)
- Writing: Chicago style (footnotes and bibliography) English manuscripts of up to 2,500 words (with exhibition/book reviews up to 1,000 words, and interviews/profiles up to 1,500 words) as .doc, .docx, or .rtf files. There is no minimum word count. Submissions that exceed our word counts will not be considered. Manuscripts written in languages other than English may be considered.
- Visuals: Low resolution B/W and color images of original artwork in TIFF or JPEG format. If your submission is selected, we will request high resolution images of 300 PPI at print size.
-Submission form: https://tinyurl.com/FMJalien2018

Follow us on social media:
https://www.instagram.com/fwd_museums/
https://twitter.com/fwdmuseums

Learn more about UIC MUSE:
http://artandarthistory.uic.edu/uic_masters_muse

Please email us at fwd.museums@gmail.com with inquiries. Visit our website http://fwdmuseumsjournal.weebly.com/ for submission updates and information about previous issues of Fwd: Museums.

Contact Info:
Museum and Exhibition Sudies at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Contact Email:
fwd.museums@gmail.com
URL:
http://fwdmuseumsjournal.weebly.com/ 

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Discussion Call for Proposals: International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS)

by Twanna Hodge on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 09:36 am

The International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) invites you to submit a research article that contributes to the overall comprehensive coverage on the latest developments and technological advancements in library service innovation. Public, academic, special, and school libraries, as well as information centers worldwide are continuously challenged as library spaces evolve.

The International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) invites you to submit a research article that contributes to the overall comprehensive coverage on the latest developments and technological advancements in library service innovation. Public, academic, special, and school libraries, as well as information centers worldwide are continuously challenged as library spaces evolve. IJLIS faces these challenges head on by offering innovative methods for developing an effective organizational structure, optimizing library space use, and implementing programs designed to improve user experience and engagement.

Coverage
-Administration and management
-Building design
-Conceptual models
-Creative programming
-Customer involvement
-Digital tools
-Disruptive innovation
-Information retrieval
-Knowledge management
-Learning space toolkits
-Literacy programs
-Metadata creation and management
-Money-saving initiatives
-New product development
-Organizational structures
-Service development
-Service-dominant logic
-Technology adoption

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
IJLIS@igi-global.com

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Discussion Calls for Proposals: C&RL News Internet Resources Call for Proposals (College & Research Library News)

by Twanna Hodge on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 09:30 am

C&RL News is current accepting proposals for future Internet Resources feature articles. Internet Resources articles focus on a single topic and cover all areas of the Internet, e.g., discussion lists, websites, online publications, blogs, etc.

C&RL News is current accepting proposals for future Internet Resources feature articles. Internet Resources articles focus on a single topic and cover all areas of the Internet, e.g., discussion lists, websites, online publications, blogs, etc.

Share your knowledge by submitting a topic idea and brief information about the your knowledge of the proposed topic. Compilers whose topics are selected will receive specific manuscript preparation information. Send topic proposals to C&RL News Editor-in-Chief David Free at dfree@ala.org.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know (2nd Edition)

by Twanna Hodge on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 09:27 am

You are invited to submit a chapter proposal for the second edition of the successful and positively-reviewed 2014 book published by ALA, The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know. Chapter proposals are due July 15, 2017, and can be submitted via the chapter proposal form.

Theme of the Book

You are invited to submit a chapter proposal for the second edition of the successful and positively-reviewed 2014 book published by ALA, The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know. Chapter proposals are due July 15, 2017, and can be submitted via the chapter proposal form.

Theme of the Book

What current technologies are on the cusp of moving from "gee whiz" to real-life application in libraries? This book will explore the information landscape as it might be in 3-5 years. It will describe the emerging technologies of today that are likely to be at the core of "standard" library offerings in the not-distant future. It will introduce project managers and project doers not just to new technologies, but also provide an understanding of the broader trends that are driving them.

Chapter-length essays are particularly sought on the following topics:
Augmented reality
Content Management
Digital Preservation
Digital repositories
Effect of cloud-based library management systems
Ereaders & Ebooks
Internet of Things
Library custom-built/open source tools at scale
Library integrations of multiple services/tools
Mobile Technologies (beyond responsive design)
Open source LMS developments
Patron privacy technology (focus on technology, not policies)
Shared print repositories
Tools for analytics (tools beyond Google Analytics); in-depth applications
User-centered design
Virtual reality
Details

Chapters will be in the 4000-4500 word range and must address the following points:
Define the technology (in general, and in the context of the chapter)
Why does the technology matter in general, and to libraries in particular?
What are early adopters doing?
What does the future trend look like?
Having embraced this technology, what would the library of 2022 look like?
Proposals should be submitted to Ken Varnum, the book's editor, via https://goo.gl/forms/LwXOcJfTBho6hycQ2 by July 15, 2017.

Timeline
July 15, 2017: Chapter proposals due via Call for Chapters Form
August 15, 2017: Authors notified of acceptance
December 15, 2017: Chapter drafts due
January 31, 2018: Editor's comments provided to authors
February 28, 2018: Revised drafts due to editor

About the Editor

Ken Varnum is the Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics at the University of Michigan Library. Ken's research and professional interests include discovery systems, library analytics, and technology in the library setting. An experienced editor, author, and presenter, he wrote "Drupal in Libraries" (2012) and edited "The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know" (2014) and "The Network Reshapes the Library: Lorcan Dempsey on Libraries, Services and Networks" (2014). His most recent book, "Exploring Discovery: The Front Door to Your Library’s Licensed and Digitized Content" was published in 2016. For a full list of articles, presentations, and books, please see https://varnum.org/. Ken can be reached by email (varnum@umich.edu) or Twitter (@varnum).

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Discussion Germanic and Slavic Languages and Linguistics Librarian, Pennsylvania State University Libraries (apply by July 3)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 08:51 am

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Linguistics Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries

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

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Linguistics Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries

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

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for a librarian to serve as subject specialist for Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures and Linguistics. Based in the Arts and Humanities Library, this 12 month tenure-track faculty position reports to the head of the Arts and Humanities Library and serves as the liaison to departments and programs in the College of the Liberal Arts including the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Linguistics Program, and the Department of Applied Linguistics, and as a subject consultant for students, faculty, and library colleagues at all Penn State campuses including the online World Campus.

Responsibilities of the position include developing research and teaching collections in Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures, linguistics, and applied linguistics; fostering all forms of scholarly communication including digital scholarship and open access; engaging in the intellectual life of relevant departments and programs in the college; promoting information literacy by developing and delivering course-related and other instructional sessions; promoting online learning by developing subject guides, tutorials, and other learning objects; and providing research consultation and reference service in face-to-face and online environments. In addition to these duties, tenure track library faculty are expected to devote time to research, scholarship, and service to the University and the profession.  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.

Qualifications:

Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent), and academic background or relevant experience in Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures. Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills, and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.  Candidates must have the potential for success in the tenure process according to the University Libraries criteria for librarianship, research, and service.

Preferred qualifications: academic background or relevant experience in linguistics or applied linguistics. Experience with digital humanities programs or projects.

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: Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications.  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.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online.  To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/germanslaviclanguageslibr.   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 July 3, 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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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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