Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community Community
Proposal deadline is Monday, March 20, 2017.
About the Book
Libraries and Nonprofits: Collaboration for the Public Good (Library Juice Press) will consider the range of partnerships entered into by all types of libraries and nonprofits and will provide resources and best practices for nurturing these collaborations. We are seeking domestic and international case studies which highlight successful (or problematic) collaborations between libraries and nonprofit organizations for inclusion in the book. Case studies may address the following themes relating to nonprofit organizations and library collaborations including (but not limited to):
* civic engagement
* public health
* social safety nets/social work
* arts and culture
* environment/sustainability/food justice
* disability rights
* legal aid/human rights
Examples range from collaborations with financial literacy organizations to provide free or low-cost tax preparation; legal aid organizations to provide civic education and human rights workshops; literacy organizations to provide storytime programs, ESL or tutoring services; or museums to provide exhibitions, pop-up galleries, or STEAM programming.
How to Participate
Authors are invited to submit a case study proposal as an email attachment in Word or PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Monday, March 20, 2017. The case study proposal should be 300-500 words (Chicago Style) clearly explaining the intent and details of the proposed case study as it relates to the topics listed above. Proposed case studies should be based on unpublished work, unique to this publication and not submitted or intended to be simultaneously submitted elsewhere.
Authors will be notified by Monday, March 27, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent case study guidelines. Completed case studies are expected to be between 2,000-4,000 words, although shorter or longer case studies are negotiable. Full case studies are expected to be submitted by Monday, June 26, 2017.
Proposals should include
* Author name(s), institutional or organizational affiliation, job title/role
* Brief author(s) bio
* Proposed case study title
* A summary of the proposed case study (300-500 words)
About the authors
Tatiana Bryant, Special Collections Librarian, University of Oregon Libraries
Jonathan O. Cain, Librarian for Data Initiatives and Public Policy, Planning and Management, University of Oregon Libraries
Call for Chapters - Library Services for Online Patrons: A Manual for Facilitating Access, Learning, and Engagementby Twanna Hodge on Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 01:19 pm
Call for Proposals: Book Title: Library Services for Online Patrons: A Manual for Facilitating Access, Learning, and Engagement
Publication spring/summer 2018, ABC-CLIO/ Libraries Unlimited
Proposal deadline is March 31st .
Editors: Joelle Pitts, Laura Bonella, Jason Coleman | Kansas State University Libraries
Although the library literature addresses issues relating to online librarianship, there isn’t currently a volume with a practical, pragmatic, and holistic approach to serving this population. This book is intended to be a manual for librarians who work with patrons learning, studying, and researching online. Though public services librarians have the most obvious connections to online patrons, this book will also be helpful to technical services staff who provide access and services to remote patrons. We will focus on ways to build library services and resources using the principles of universal design, as well as how to cater to the specific needs of online patrons (both students and faculty). We will also address how to effectively reach out and target marketing to the online population, and how to collaborate with campus stakeholders who work directly with them. As a result, librarians who work with online patrons will have a practical blueprint to follow in implementing or improving their services and marketing.
The book will serve as a manual for anyone involved in serving or providing access to patrons outside of the physical library. The emphasis is on “practical application” and the tone will be closer to management/training manuals than heavy scholarly writing.
We seek proposals for short case studies, descriptions, best practices, testimonials and other examples of distance education services and resources. These will be used to augment each chapter with practical applications of the topic. The following areas would be of particular interest:
Taking Stock of your Library
- Take stock (What services/resources are provided? How is your library communicating these? What relationships already exist?)
- Perform an access test
- Survey distance faculty
- Perform a market scan of similarly sized and populated institutions
- Collection Analysis
- Value of evidence-based decision making
- Guidance for setting long-term and short-term goals
- Mission - what do we want to see
- Needs analysis
- How it works for distance/online patrons
- Mobile access and service
- How universal do you go? Drawing the line
Reference for Online Patrons
- Models for point-of-need reference
- Models for appointment-based reference
- Examples of well-designed reference services for online learners
Instruction for Online Patrons
- Synchronous instruction for online patrons
- Technology considerations
- Pedagogical considerations
- Asynchronous, self-paced instruction
- Models of embedded librarianship
- Time commitment
- Impact on student learning
- Gatekeepers and portals
- Building relationships directly with online patron
Marketing your Services and Resources
- Push vs pull marketing techniques
- Surveys as educational tools
- More marketing means more business - are you ready?
- Assess your marketing
Advocating for Access
- Tech Services
- Library and campus IT
- Access for those overseas, behind firewalls, military bases, etc.
- Authentication. Is the authentication method problematic for online patrons?
- Interlibrary Loan
- Mailing physical items, who pays, how do they get them back, etc.
- Models for document delivery services
- Special Collections, reserves, reference, current periodicals, etc. – materials with special rules that limit access
Please fill out the CFP form by March 31st with your information and a brief explanation of what you would like to contribute. Acceptance notifications will be sent by April 15th. Final submissions of no more than 800 words will be due by June 15th 2017. Please feel free to contact Joelle Pitts at email@example.com with any questions about suitability of proposal ideas and the scope of the publication.
Associate Professor | Instructional Design Librarian
204 Hale Library | Kansas State University Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.5008 | firstname.lastname@example.org
POSITION: Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian
AVAILABLE: May 1, 2017
The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian to support humanities research, teaching, and learning at Carolina.
The Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian will offer innovative instruction and course development support, and will have demonstrated experience applying methodologies of digital pedagogy in support of teaching and learning. This position will provide research consultations for both traditional and digital humanities research and projects in collaboration with the UNC Libraries’ Research Hub staff, facilitate digital scholarship projects and extend relationships with campus partners. The Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian will develop training and serve as a resource for subject librarians who want to incorporate digital projects in teaching and learning. The successful candidate will build strong partnerships and deepen engagement with faculty, staff, students, community members, and other scholars across disciplines; and will serve as liaison to academic departments and centers based on background and expertise.
The Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian will join a collaborative and service-oriented Research and Instructional Services Department that supports teaching, learning, and research in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.
REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science, or a related advance degree.
- Strong background in the humanities and humanities information sources.
- Up-to-date knowledge of digital scholarship tools and trends.
- At least two years of relevant work experience.
- Experience with classroom teaching, training, or library instruction.
- Experience using technology to enhance teaching and learning.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to excel in a dynamic, collaborative, team-based environment.
- Strong commitment to user-centered services.
PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Experience applying Digital Humanities tools and methodologies with students and faculty.
- Advanced degree in a humanities discipline.
- Coursework or experience working with scholars in one or more of the following subject areas: American Studies, Religious Studies, Classics, Literature, Philosophy, History.
The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The UNC Libraries also include the Research Hub, which provides spaces, technology, and expertise to assist with all phases of research. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.
The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains and the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.
Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on April 3, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
Please visithttp://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/115790 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Call for Chapters: Tolerance: Social Justice and Activism in Libraries, Moving Beyond Diversity to Actionby Twanna Hodge on Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:57 pm
Call for Chapters: Tolerance: Social Justice and Activism in Libraries, Moving Beyond Diversity to Action
Deadline is April 30, 2017.
Tolerance: Social Justice and Activism in Libraries, Moving Beyond Diversity to Action
Book Publisher: McFarland
Su Epstein, Ph.D., co-editor. Director, Saxton B. Little Free Library, Columbia, Connecticut
Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Public Library Systems Administrator, Special, School Librarian.
Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia College, Winter Park, Florida.
One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing how to take the concept of diversity to the next level: tolerance. The role librarians can play in social justice and social change, activities supporting tolerance in libraries.
One author or two or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more copies. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.
Please e-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by April 30, 2017, brief bio on each author; place TOLERANCE, YOUR LAST NAME on subject line to: email@example.com
Call for Posters- 2017 LACUNY Institute: The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarianby Twanna Hodge on Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:27 pm
Call for Posters- 2017 LACUNY Institute
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 (CUNY)
Keynote Speaker: Barbara Rockenbach, Interim Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services, Columbia University Libraries.
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017
Submit your poster proposals here: http://tinyurl.com/2017-LACUNY-poster-prop
Librarians cannot predict the future but they can speculate about it. . .
The 2017 LACUNY Institute 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Simone L. Yearwood, Simone.Yearwood@qc.cuny.edu.
Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:
- Society of American Archivists Scholarships for aspiring archivists – Due February 28: http://www2.archivists.org/recognition
- Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship - Due March 1, 2017: http://www.midwestarchives.org/motley
- American Library Association Scholarships (over 70 awards) – Due March 1: http://ala.org/scholarships
- Virginia Library Association Scholarships for VA residents/employees - Due March 3: http://www.vla.org/vla-scholarships
- Hawaii Library Association Scholarship for a UH-Mānoa LIS student – Due March 10: http://hawaiilibraryassociation.weebly.com/scholarships.html
- REFORMA National Scholarship for students with an interest in public & academic librarianship - Due March 15: http://www.reforma.org/content.asp?pl=7&sl=47&contentid=47
- REFORMA Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship for students with an interest in Children's & School librarianship - Due March 15: http://www.reforma.org/content.asp?pl=7&sl=46&contentid=46
- REFORMA Los Angeles Scholarships two scholarships for LA county students - Due March 15: http://www.reforma.org/content.asp?pl=7&sl=46&contentid=46
- South Dakota Library Association for SDLA members – Due March 15: http://www.sdlibraryassociation.org/?page=A5
- California Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students in Memory of Edna Yelland - Due March 27: http://www.cla-net.org/?page=110
- California Library Association Begun Scholarship for children's or young adult librarians in a California public library – Due March 27: http://www.cla-net.org/?page=112
- American Association of Law Libraries Scholarships for aspiring law librarians – Due April 1: http://www.aallnet.org/mm/Member-Resources/scholarships
- Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award for members of REFORMA Northeast Chapter – Due April 1: http://www.reformanortheast.org/lillian-marrero-scholarship.html
- New Hampshire Library Association Graduate Education Loan and Scholarship for NHLA members – Due April 1: http://nhlibrarians.org/education/gradstudy/
- Connecticut Library Association Scholarships for CLA member and a CT resident/employee in a CT library – Due April 3: http://ctlibraryassociation.org/content.php?page=Scholarship
- Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Scholarship for students from a Asian or Pacific Islander background – Due April 4: http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/apala-scholarship/
- New Mexico Library Association Marion Dorroh Memorial Scholarship – Due May 1: http://nmla.org/scholarships-grants/
- NMLA College Scholarship Fund for New Mexico library workers pursuing graduate study toward a teacher-librarian endorsement – Due May 1: http://nmla.org/scholarships-grants/
- Louisiana Library Association Scholarships for LSU students – Due May 1: http://llaonline.org/LLA/Awards___Scholarships/Scholarships/LLA/Awards___Scholarships/Scholarships.aspx
- Pennsylvania Library Association MLS Scholarships for PaLA members – Due May 15: http://www.palibraries.org/?page=Aid
- Georgia Library Association Scholarships for students who agree to work in GA for one year post-degree – Due May 19: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/scholarship.htm
- NYLA Youth Services Section Ann Gibson Scholarship for student pursuing New York State certification as a youth specialist- Due May 26: https://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=308&MenuKey=yss
- Eunice J. H. Parker Scholarship Award from the California Librarians Black Caucus – Northern Chapter to support Black students in the attainment of graduate or post graduate degrees in LIS - Due May 31:http://clbc.org/scholarship/eunice-j-h-parker-scholarship-award/
- North Carolina Library Association Scholarships for NC residents – Due May 31: http://www.nclaonline.org/professional-development/scholarship-loans
- Ada Leigh Soles Memorial Professional Librarian and Archivist Incentive Program for Delaware residents – Due June 1: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/1948
- Alabama Library Association Scholarships for Alabama residents – Due June 1: http://allanet.site-ym.com/?36
- Indiana Library Federation Scholarships for Indiana residents – Due June 30: https://ilfonline.site-ym.com/?page=scholarships
- Missouri Library Association Ronald G. Bohley Scholarship for MO students/employees – Due July 1: http://molib.org/awards/scholarships/
- New York Library Association NYLA-Dewey Scholarship for students in NY degree programs – Due September 30: https://www.nyla.org/max/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=36&MenuKey=career
- Rita Torres / Bibliotecas Para La Gente Scholarship for library service to Spanish-speaking and Latino communities – Due September 30: http://www.bibliotecasparalagente.org/pages/scholarships.html
Additional Scholarship Opportunities without currently posted 2017 deadlines
- ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce for aspiring research librarians – Information coming April 2017: http://www.arl.org/leadership-recruitment/diversity-recruitment/initiative-to-recruit-a-diverse-workforce-irdw#.VtCrzvkrKM8
- California Library Association Reference Service Press Fellowship for students preparing for reference/information service librarianship: http://www.cla-net.org/?page=111
- LA Virginia Mathews Memorial Scholarship for American Indian students: http://ailanet.org/awards/scholarships/
- Iowa Library Association Foundation scholarships for Iowa students: http://www.iowalibraryassociation.org/index.php/foundation
- Mississippi Library Association Black Caucus Roundtable Virgia Brocks-Shedd Scholarship for minority students: http://www.misslib.org/page-1859466
- Delaware Library Association Scholarships for Delaware students: http://dla.lib.de.us/scholarships/
- Florida Library Association Scholarships for FL students: http://www.flalib.org/scholarships
- Medical Library Association Scholarships for aspiring health sciences librarians: http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=47
- BCALA EJ Josey Scholarship for African American students: http://bcala.org/2149-2/
- Tennessee Library Association Edwin S. Gleaves Scholarship for TLA members: http://www.tnla.org/?445
- Alaska Library Association Scholarships: http://akla.org/scholarships/
- Texas Library Association Scholarships for TX residents: http://www.txla.org/scholarships
- College and University Libraries Division (CULD) of the Texas Library Association for TX students pursuing academic librarianship: http://www.txla.org/groups/culd-schol
- Oklahoma Library Association Scholarships: http://www.oklibs.org/?page=01Scholarships
- DC Library Association Ruth Fine Memorial Student Loan for DCLA members: http://www.dcla.org/page-1723277
- Idaho Library Association Scholarships for ILA members: http://idaholibraries.org/about-us/officersdivisionscommittees/professional-recognition-awards-and-educational-scholarships/
- Mississippi Library Association Peggy May Scholarship for University of Southern Mississippi student: http://www.misslib.org/page-1859463
- Nevada Library Association James S. McPhee Memorial Scholarships for NLA members: http://www.nevadalibraries.org/resources/scholarships_McPhee.html
- Richland Library Foundation established the Ethel Bolden Minority Scholarship for SC residents: http://www.richlandlibrary.com/ethel-bolden-minority-scholarship
- Arizona Library Association Louise A. Stephens Memorial Scholarship – application will open June 2017: http://www.azla.org/?page=stephensscholarship
- Southeastern Library Association Ginny Frankenthaler Memorial Scholarship for students planning to work in the Southeast: http://www.selaonline.org/sela/awards/10scholarship.html
- Wisconsin Library Association Scholarships for students at UW-Madison or UW-Milwaukee: http://wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/awards-scholarships/scholarships/scholarships-grants
- Kentucky Library Association (KLA) Linda Kompanik Memorial Scholarship for KY students: http://www.klaonline.org/scholarships965.cfm
- Montana Library Association Cates Scholarship: http://mtlib.org/Handbook/Cates_Scholarship/default.asp
- West Virginia Library Association Scholarship for WVLA members: http://wvla.org/content.php?page=West_Virginia_Library_Association_Scholarship
- Arkansas Library Association Scholarships (1 for school library media): http://arlib.org/wp/membership/awards-scholarships/scholarships/
- Washington Library Association Maryan E. Reynolds Scholarship for WLA members: http://www.wla.org/graduatescholarships
- Kansas Library Association Educational Foundation Scholarship for students planning careers in KS: http://kslibassoc.org/home/foundation/scholarships/
Call for Chapters: The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit: Finding Success on the Job Hunt and in Your First Jobby Twanna Hodge on Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 02:00 pm
Call for Chapters: The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit: Finding Success on the Job Hunt and in Your First Job
Proposal deadline is April 15, 2017.
Working title:The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit: Finding Success on the Job Hunt and in Your First Job
Publisher: ACRL Press
Editor: Megan Hodge
Chapter proposals are invited for The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit, a book collecting practical strategies on landing a first academic librarian position and building and enhancing one’s professional reputation.
Proposals are sought for two types of chapters:
- Practical, prescriptive strategies for the following topics (final length: 6,000-10,000 words):
- Making yourself marketable before and during the job search: obtaining relevant experience, publishing, and getting involved professionally as a student or other non-professional
- Troubleshooting the job search: overcoming barriers such as geographic immobility; transitioning from paraprofessional, non-library, or non-academic work; and learning from rejections
- Advocating for your ideas: wielding influence in positions without authority and gaining administrative buy-in for ideas
- Networking and conferences: saving money on conference attendance, networking as an introvert, and talking to vendors
- Getting started in scholarship: identifying gaps in the literature and motivational strategies for overcoming writer’s block, finding CFPs, and turning presentations into publications
- Overviews of positions in the following areas, including necessary skills/credentials and day-in-the-life scenarios (final length: 1000-2000 words each):
- Scholarly communications
- Special collections/archives
- Research data management
- Resource delivery/interlibrary loan
Proposals should be submitted as a single email attachment to email@example.com. No previously published or simultaneously submitted material, please.
Proposals should include:
- Author name(s), institutional affiliation(s), job title(s)
- Author(s)’ previous writing and publishing history
- Writing sample (optional)
- Outline of proposed chapter
Proposals due: April 15, 2017
Authors notified and sent chapter guidelines: May 30, 2017
Full chapters due: August 30, 2017
Final revised chapters due: December 30, 2017
For additional information, contact the editor:
Megan Hodge, Teaching & Learning Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Resident Librarian for Diversity and Innovation, Albert S. Cook Library, Townson University
DEADLINE: March 27, 2017
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and
World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is
Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the
University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000
graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions,
liberal arts, science & mathematics), has almost 900 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65
bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330
rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and
95 miles south of Philadelphia.
The Albert S. Cook Library seeks an 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.
- 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.
The Project Archivist
Manuscripts and Archives- Yale University Library
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
Position Focus: The Project Archivist for the Kingman Brewster Papers is two-year appointment in the Arrangement and Description Unit of Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University. Reporting to the Assistant Head of Arrangement and Description, the Project Archivist processes the personal papers of Kingman Brewster, 17th President of Yale University. The papers, totaling approximately 200 linear feet, document Brewster’s life and career as a diplomat and university administrator through correspondence, teaching and research files, speeches, printed material, photographs, and memorabilia. Arranges and describes archival material in all formats in accordance with approved plans, screens for potentially sensitive material, weeds extraneous material, recommends appropriate preservation and conservation procedures, and coordinates the copying or reformatting of materials for preservation and access. Creates or enhances metadata according to national and departmental standards. Makes recommendations on personnel selection, staffing requirements, and equipment and supply needs. May participate in library-wide planning and committee work as appropriate. Contributes to the advancement of the archival profession and/or professional or scholarly knowledge relevant to the job. The Arrangement and Description Unit is a division of Manuscripts and Archives. The Unit supports the Manuscripts and Archives acquisition program and is responsible for the accessioning, processing, and cataloging of the unit’s manuscript and archival collections.
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice.
- Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
- Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
- Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
- Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
- Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
- Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
- Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
Melville Library- Stony Brook University
Job reference code: 1700448
DEADLINE: March 15, 2017
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Mellon Award winning Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
The Overnight Manager will manage a unit of Melville Library which is open 24 hours, four days a week, in the late night (12:00 am) to early morning (8:00 a.m.) hours. The incumbent will supervise two part time and/or student assistants and graduate students who staff the library during overnight hours. The incumbent will also work the same late night and early morning schedules and some limited day working hours in order to keep in contact with library administration and other library units. S/he will be responsible for all aspects of managing the Library during overnight hours and for providing reference services to library users.
The incumbent will be expected to resolve difficult patron, security and emergency issues/situations/problems occurring during the overnight hours and will serve as a liaison with the campus police. S/he will be responsible for developing, assigning and maintaining the overnight shift schedules in order to ensure that there is adequate staff coverage during overnight hours of operation and coordinate with the Evening/Weekend Team Manager, as well as with other Library Department heads to ensure coverage in the Libraries. The incumbent will be expected to schedule him/herself as part of the team coverage.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Hospitality or a related field.
- In lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree, a combination of directly related full time experience and/or education totaling four years may be considered.
- Two years of full time customer service or related experience providing service to patrons/customers.
- Previous supervisory experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
Experience in library public (customer) service.
Previous security related experience.
Experience dealing with College or University student populations.