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Discussion Senior Reference Librarian, DePaul University College of Law Vincent G. Rinn Law Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 02:10 pm

Hi fellow scholars,

I hope all is well for with you. We have an open position at the DePaul University College of Law  Vincent G. Rinn Law Library for a Senior Reference Librarian in charge of Faculty Services.

Taken from the job description:

Hi fellow scholars,

I hope all is well for with you. We have an open position at the DePaul University College of Law  Vincent G. Rinn Law Library for a Senior Reference Librarian in charge of Faculty Services.

Taken from the job description:

"The Senior Reference Librarian provides general and in-depth reference and research services to law faculty and law students, University faculty and students, and other library users. The Senior Reference Librarian is committed to a culture of learning, combining strong organizational and supervisory skills with the enthusiasm to initiate and support innovation in the Reference Department through services. This position is primarily responsible for the development, coordination, management and implementation of the law library's reference services and policies. More specifically, overseeing and managing the law library's efforts to support faculty research and scholarship. Minimum of five years of experience in the public services area of a law library with one year supervisory experience. MLS from accredited library school and JD required."

Please see the link for further details and to apply:

https://pshr.depaul.edu/psp/HRPRD92/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2735&PostingSeq=1

Here's also a link to the DePaul College of Law home page:

https://law.depaul.edu/Pages/default.aspx

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Heather Hummons, MS, MLIS

(Head of Access Services at DePaul College of Law Rinn Law Library)

2015 ALA Spectrum Scholar (ProQuest)
2015 ILA Sylvia Murphy-Williams Award

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Discussion First Year Experience Librarian, UC San Diego Library (apply by Sept 11)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 01:50 pm

First Year Experience Librarian

First Year Experience Librarian

The UC San Diego Library is seeking a creative librarian to serve as a liaison to the university’s First Year Experience Program, work with undergraduate-focused campus programs, and collaborate with instructional designers and teaching librarians to deliver innovative general instruction. The First Year Experience Librarian will promote the success of freshmen and transfer students and will interact with campus units which focus on student success and retention. This new position is expected to plan and carry out experimental and innovative activities which will be a mix of instructional activities and outreach, providing the right candidate with exciting opportunities to try new things and create new programming.  This position reports to the Instruction Coordinator within the Library’s Learning Services Program.

Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Serve as liaison to the university’s First Year Experience (FYE) Program and interact with other campus units such as summer bridge programs, those that serve underrepresented populations, and first year writing programs.
  • Identify and deliver effective and innovative instructional sessions and provide alternate learning opportunities such as LibGuides, train-the-trainer sessions, online tutorials, or other just-in-time methods.
  • Facilitate Library efforts for the first-year experience and other undergraduate student activities in collaboration with liaison and instruction librarians, instructional designers, instructional technologists, and campus partners.
  • Conduct train-the-trainer sessions for FYE and Transfer Year Experience (TYE) Discussion Leaders and TAs (i.e. technical training for online modules and discussions of information literacy and its importance in student transition to university, library anxiety, and library instruction scaffolding).
  • Identify and establish working partnerships with campus programs that contribute to the FYE Program in order to bridge the gap between research skill deficiencies of high school/community college students and first year university students.
  • Provide undergraduate instruction to support the writing programs.
  • Cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with students, staff, and faculty in support of campus teaching and learning.

In addition, the First Year Experience Librarian will work collaboratively with other Library programs to create and encourage new partnerships, participate in assessment of instruction practices, and contribute to new and innovative assessment efforts regarding online and face-to-face learning.

Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date: Application consideration begins September 11, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

For information about UC San Diego and The UC San Diego Library:  http://library.ucsd.edu/about/

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to: 
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01484

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Discussion Accepting Applications for 2018 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 01:45 pm

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 class of Emerging Leaders (EL).  Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the Emerging Leaders Web page

Apply now. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 class of Emerging Leaders (EL).  Details on the program criteria as well as a link to the application can be found on the Emerging Leaders Web page

Apply now. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2017

The ALA EL program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations

An ALA division, round table, ethnic affiliate, state chapter or school library media affiliate will sponsor nearly two-thirds of the selected applicants.  Each sponsor will contribute a minimum of $1,000 toward expenses of attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference ($500 for each conference).  Sponsorship is not required for participation in the program. A list of sponsoring units is included as part of the online application.

For more information, visit the Emerging Leaders Web page or contact the EL project manager at emergingleaders@ala.org.

The ALA Emerging Leaders program is managed by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment(HRDR).

Beatrice Calvin, CDF

Emerging Leaders Project Manager

Manager, Professional Development

Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment

ALAAmericanLibraryAssociation

50 E. Huron St.

Chicago, IL  60611

bcalvin@ala.org

800/545-2433 ext. 4280

312/280-4280

www.ala.org/hrdr

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Discussion Assistant Director for Access Services, Yale University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 01:42 pm

Assistant Director for Access Services
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition:  45030BR
http://bit.ly/2fdXpUm

Assistant Director for Access Services
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition:  45030BR
http://bit.ly/2fdXpUm

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: Reporting to the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, the Assistant Director for Access Services provides oversight and coordination for a wide range of library services including: information desks, basic reference, circulation, course reserves, resource sharing, and stacks maintenance in a busy, service-focused visual and performing arts library. Participates in hiring, training, supervising, coaching, and evaluating the work of five FTE staff and a corps of student workers. S/he collaborates with other librarians to provide research support to Arts Library patrons using a wide range of superb digital and print resources, instructional and information technologies. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, initiates and leads access services initiatives and teams comprised of librarians and library services assistants.

S/he also serves as the primary library liaison to either the Department of the History of Art or the School of Architecture, depending upon academic background or related experience, and is responsible for providing reference, consultation, collection development, and digital and instructional services. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library, fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment, and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library system.

Works collaboratively to create and maintain online instructional and research guides and to maintain the Arts Library website. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, DH Lab specialists, archivists and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching. Develops and offers services for providing access to resources in the Arts Library and scholarly output in the arts by Yale students and faculty, working closely with staff in cataloging, systems, and related departments, representing the public services perspective.

The Assistant Director will:

  • Working in a collaborative environment, help manage Arts Library circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, and other aspects of access services.
  • Provide research support to students and faculty in academic departments and schools through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. Participate in Yale Library’s cross-disciplinary reference, instruction, and outreach programs.
  • Support research and raise awareness of information resources through outreach efforts.
  • Develop library collections in all formats. Work with the Director of the Arts Library to acquire resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.).
  • Participate in public services strategic planning and policy development focused on public services. Participate in departmental library access services program planning.
  • Participate in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities.
  • Participate in professional activities outside of Yale and monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale’s collections and research support services.
  • May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
  • Supervisory or related formal leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated ability with a user-oriented approach to library public services, including reference, instruction, and outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability to use and teach digital tools for research, instruction, and/or outreach such as online tutorials, online citation management and personal data management tools, data visualization tools, digital humanities tools, social media platforms, Omeka, WordPress, LibGuides, Drupal, etc.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field. Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship.

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2fdXpUm.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Discussion Information technology Librarian - CSU San Bernardino (apply by Sept 22)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 01:13 pm

California State University, San Bernardino's (CSUSB) John M. Pfau Library invites applications from forward-looking, collaborative, service-focused librarians to provide the leadership and effective communication to maintain, enrich, and advance the library's information technologies and Web services effective December 1, 2017. The Information Technology Librarian (ITL) is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the dean of the Pfau Library.

California State University, San Bernardino's (CSUSB) John M. Pfau Library invites applications from forward-looking, collaborative, service-focused librarians to provide the leadership and effective communication to maintain, enrich, and advance the library's information technologies and Web services effective December 1, 2017. The Information Technology Librarian (ITL) is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the dean of the Pfau Library.  The ITL is the Head of the Library Information Technology unit which is charged with deploying and maintaining the library's computers, related technologies, and Web services, as well as monitoring emerging technologies within and outside of library environments for possible use at the Pfau Library.  The ITL's ultimate goal is a high level of user satisfaction facilitated by a deep understanding of users' needs, values, abilities, and limitations.

California State University, San Bernardino (a Hispanic serving Institution) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles East from Los Angeles.  CSUSB offers programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate, 35 graduate and one doctoral degree as well as 13 programs with national accreditation. 

CSUSB actively encourages qualified applicants to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population and advancing student success through highly engaged, high impact educational practices.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.            

Typical Activities

The ITL supervises an IT Support Supervisor and an Assistant Web Developer and oversees the Innovation Lab, a space with 3D scanning and printing, circuitry kits, virtual reality headgear, and more. 

The ITL also plays a crucial role in liaising with the campus Information Technology Services division with regard to services affecting the library, including networks, servers, information security, and more.  The position serves on library, campus, and CSU technology committees and communicates information between these entities.  At the library level, the ITL chairs the Library Information Technology Council.

The ITL will administer ExLibris' PRIMO, the platform behind the library's new OneSearch discovery layer, and may provide some combination of reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based upon knowledge and experience. 

All tenure-track librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the tenure standards for faculty at the university. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background. 

Minimum Qualifications

MLS, MLIS, or MS degree from an ALA-accredited program.

  • Experience working in libraries of any kind.
  • Knowledge of current and developing information technologies, standards, and trends.
  • Knowledge of best practices for designing, developing, and maintaining Web sites.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, for example, project management.
  • Supervisory experience (may be non-library).
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate across the full spectrum of university constituents.
  • Capacity to thrive in a diverse campus community. 

New librarians with non-library supervisory, management, and IT experience, are welcome to apply.

Supplemental Information

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of or experience in administering ExLibris' PRIMO.
  • Experience working with APIs.
  • Knowledge of any of the following: PHP, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, or Drupal.
  • Understanding of usability design and assessment, responsive Web design, and current accessibility standards.
  • Experience or coursework in reference, library instruction, and collection development.

 

Terms of Appointment

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3. The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian with a salary range of $65,364 - $85,000. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas--Professional Assignment; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service--as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty and staff, and library and division administration. Benefits: Generous medical, dental and vision benefits, and support for moving expenses available.

 

Application Process

To receive consideration, please submit ALL of the following:

  1. Online application https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/1813083/library-information-technology-librarian-senior-assistant?pagetype=transferJobs
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Resume or CV
  4. Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary degrees (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment)
  5. Three letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment no more than two years old (although they may refer to events that are older).
  6. A Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity, and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy have prepared you for this role of Information Technology Librarian at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words). 
  7. Your file MUST contain all of the above.
     

First consideration given to applicants who have completed their files by September 22, 2017. Position is open until filled.  Questions? Contact Ms. Bonnie Petry, Chair of the Search Committee, bpetry@csusb.edu.

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

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

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html.  

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Discussion Public Services Manager, Metropolitan State University (apply by Aug 21)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 11:02 am

http://www.mnscu.edu/jobs/viewPosting.php?pid=16093

Posted on: August 7, 2017

Public Services Manager

Institution:

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY
700 East Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55106-5000

Classification:

Library/Information Resource Services Specialist Supervisor Sr. - Library/Information Resource Services Specialist Supervisor Sr. (Classified MMA)

Responsibilities:

http://www.mnscu.edu/jobs/viewPosting.php?pid=16093

Posted on: August 7, 2017

Public Services Manager

Institution:

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY
700 East Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55106-5000

Classification:

Library/Information Resource Services Specialist Supervisor Sr. - Library/Information Resource Services Specialist Supervisor Sr. (Classified MMA)

Responsibilities:

The Public Services Manager performs professional and supervisory library work involving the management of day-to-day activities related to the circulation of library materials, provision of computer support to students and others, and access to library services at Metropolitan State University. The position provides supervision of classified library staff (library technicians, computer lab assistants, and customer service specialist). The position fills in in other aspects of library operations to ensure their smooth operation.

Minimum Qualifications:

The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose application materials clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:

  • Master’s in library science or an equivalent degree
  • Experience in library operations, e.g. reference, user education, circulation, inter-library loan, information commons (IT help desk), and reserves.
  • Experience in using an integrated library system
  • 2 years of experience supervising full-time library staff
  • Experience successfully managing diverse teams or with diverse populations
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills

Physical Requirements of the Job: This position requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic library
  • Experience with cataloguing
  • Experience managing library communications
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment

The School/Academic Department: Library and Information Services exists to fulfill the information needs and foster the intellectual growth of the Metropolitan State University community. The library serves the students of Metropolitan State University, as well as community patrons from the surrounding neighborhood. The library and learning center resources cover two floors of the building, and houses the university’s print collection, as well as a large information commons space on the first floor. The library and learning center is a space shared in a partnership between Metropolitan State and St. Paul Public Library. The two libraries frequently plan programs or host events together, to support academic learning and community engagement.

The University:  Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area.  We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 41% of our students coming from communities of color.  The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees.  We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adults and communities of color.  Recognized in 2008 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.

Visit our web site at http://www.metrostate.edu  

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: www.metrostate.edu/security

Salary Range: $23.76 - $34.43 /hour (Based on experience & qualifications)

Application Procedure:

Applications will only be accepted through the State of Minnesota Employment site OR via employee self serv; Job ID 15372.

Applicants may upload a unique and tailored resume and have the system automatically fill in portions of their application.  This system also allows you to apply without a resume and complete an application by filling in each section.  A progress bar will show what steps remain in the application process.  You may also need to respond to screening questions about your qualifications.  Applicants may save at any time and return later to complete their application.

Links:

Appointment:
Full-time
Unlimited 

Location:
St. Paul Campus

Application Deadline:
August 21, 2017

Send materials to:
Please apply online at: https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/ 

Contact:
Carla Ballard
Human Resources
Email: human.resoruces@metrostate.edu

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minnesota State) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529.

 

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Discussion Call for Essays: Shades of Prejudice: Asian American Women on Colorism in America

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 09:20 am

The final deadline is OCTOBER 31st.
NYU Press 
Edited by Nikki Khanna
Forthcoming 2018
                              
DEADLINE: Manuscripts will be accepted on a rolling basis, though the final
deadline is OCTOBER 31st.

The final deadline is OCTOBER 31st.
NYU Press 
Edited by Nikki Khanna
Forthcoming 2018
                              
DEADLINE: Manuscripts will be accepted on a rolling basis, though the final
deadline is OCTOBER 31st.

I am pleased to announce an open submission call for my forthcoming anthology,
SHADES OF PREJUDICE, a collection of essays written by Asian American women
about their personal experiences with colorism.

Colorism is the practice of discrimination whereby light skin is privileged over dark, and
is a global issue affecting racial groups worldwide. Colorism exists is just about every
part of Asia and affects Asian diasporas, including most Asian American communities –
including those descended from Southeast Asia (e.g., India, Pakistan, Cambodia,
Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia), but also those from Japan,
China, and other parts of Eastern Asia.

I am looking for Asian American women (including multiracial American women with
Asian ancestry) to share their personal experiences with colorism – how has your skin
shade (and other “racialized” physical features like eye color, eye shape, and other
facial features) influenced your life?

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

   Submissions should be sent to: nkhanna@uvm.edu (in the subject heading, please
    type in all-caps: SHADES OF PREJUDICE SUBMISSION)
   Please send your personal narrative as a Word document and label your document:
    “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.doc.”
   Essays should be approximately 1,000-2,500 words, double-spaced, and Times
    New Roman font.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nikki Khanna is an associate professor of Sociology at the University of Vermont and
has written extensively on issues regarding race. You can read more about the author
here: www.nikkikhanna.com and
http://www.uvm.edu/sociology/faculty/faculty_bios/Khanna/.

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Discussion Psychology Librarian, James Madison University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 04:24 pm

Psychology Librarian Advertisement 

Apply for this position using JobLink.

Go directly to the advertisement with this url address: http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/1710

 

General Information

Psychology Librarian Advertisement 

Apply for this position using JobLink.

Go directly to the advertisement with this url address: http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/1710

 

General Information

James Madison University (JMU) Libraries and Educational Technologies (LET) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Psychology Librarian. This position will work in the Research and Education Services department and will join the liaison team serving JMU’s College of Health and Behavioral Studies.

LET is established as a campus leader in information literacy instruction, research support, curricular and special collections and educational technology integration. This position joins an organization that is dedicated to building on these strengths while supporting a collaborative and innovative culture. Liaison librarians at JMU work together in a team-oriented structure to serve their communities. Teams evaluate collections, collaborate on instruction and deliver research, teaching and learning support.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Tenure-track faculty positions have excellent benefits including 24 days of vacation and a choice of retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on September 4, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. References will be requested at the interview stage.

JMU Libraries endorses the ACRL Standards for Faculty Status for Academic Libraries. Faculty status requires potential to meet standards for tenure and promotion.

LET is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. LET’s goal is for our employees to contribute to the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views that is found within our university community.

Duties and Responsibilities

- Support research and information literacy by serving as a subject-specialist liaison to faculty, students, staff and academic departments.
- Provide a broad range of liaison services including outreach, information literacy instruction, scholarly communication support and holistic collection management.
- Provide information services and facilitate connections across campus that promote student success and support faculty research, including general and specialized reference services, consultation services and innovative information delivery services.
- Contribute to the publication and presentation of relevant research at the national, state, university or departmental level.
- Demonstrate leadership and professional contributions in relevant service activities at the national, state, university or departmental level.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
- A master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or international equivalent.
- Demonstrated commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.
- Effective communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in a health science, behavioral science, or social science discipline.
- Demonstrated knowledge of trends in health, behavioral, or social science librarianship.
- Teaching experience or familiarity with instruction planning, including online tutorials and library research guides.
- Familiarity with collections practice and methods.
- An understanding of open access publishing and research data management.

Criminal Background Check

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

 

EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or jobs@jmu.edu. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

 

 

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

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

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

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

Additional Scholarship Opportunities without currently posted 2017 deadlines

 

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Discussion Call for Proposals: ALA Video Round Table Program Committee (VRT) - ALA Annual 2018 (New Orleans - June 2018)

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:57 am

The deadline is August 25, 2017!

Thinking about attending the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans (June 21-26, 2018)?

Have you worked on any projects or activities involving film or video at your institution?

The deadline is August 25, 2017!

Thinking about attending the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans (June 21-26, 2018)?

Have you worked on any projects or activities involving film or video at your institution?

The ALA Video Round Table Program Committee (VRT) would like to encourage you to submit program proposals for one-hour informational sessions at ALA Annual on just about anything related to video and libraries! Please note that you will not be submitting directly to the VRT Program Committee but through the ALA Program Proposal Submission Site (login or create a new account to enter).

 
Proposal Submission Site: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=QGWEGYMR

Proposals are due in just a few weeks so get them in soon – the deadline is August 25, 2017!

Instructions for submitting your proposal are available online.

Sample ideas include but are not limited to:
· Are you finding new ways to promote films to your community?
· Are you doing anything interesting in curating your film collections?
· Have you made library promotional videos?
· Have you created video tutorials?
· Are you using film clips (or gifs) in instruction?
· Have you created a media center for your patrons?
· Do you work with your patrons in video creation?
· Are you involved with film or video preservation?
· Have you offered special film programming/events at your library?

ALA is especially looking for program ideas that encourage collaboration and support diversity and submissions from all types of libraries (public, school, academic, special) are welcome.

Thank you,

Erin

Erin DeWitt Miller
University of North Texas
Head, Media Library
Chair, VRT Program Committee
Erin.Miller@unt.edu

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