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Discussion Business and Data Analytics Librarian, University of Cincinnati (apply by Jan. 23)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 09:08 am

Business and Data Analytics Librarian

Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US 

Business and Data Analytics Librarian

Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US 

UC Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, motivated, and service oriented Business Librarian to develop and deliver innovative research and instructional services to the UC communities in business. The incumbent will work collaboratively with business faculty, and with UCL faculty and staff to design, develop, and implement a suite of cohesive services and resources for faculty and students in business. This is a faculty tenure track position. 


Reports to the Head of Research, Teaching, and Services. Receives general guidance from and consults with the Interim Associate Dean for Library Services and Head of Collection Development.


  • Provides research assistance to faculty and students. Collaborates with UCL informationists, scholarly communications and digital scholarship librarians, and subject librarians regarding digital creation, publication, and storage of faculty and student research. Instructs and advises faculty and students on the Scholar@UC repository and open source composing.
  • Identifies, champions, and implements data analysis tools and provides services that meet evolving business research needs. Assists users in finding, acquiring, manipulating and analyzing data.
  • Manages collection budget for the LCOB, including demand driven acquisitions and selection through approval and non-approval sources. Partners with the LCOB to fund and manage business resources.
  • Manages over 200 business databases, including negotiating contracts, creating descriptions, and updating links.
  • Maintains the business library online presence, including the business library web site, One Stop Business resource, and electronic guides.
  • Provides instruction for LCOB faculty, staff, and students. Participates in a wide range of training and instruction programs. Develops e-learning objects to support teaching and learning in the LCOB.
  • Provides a vision and investigates trends for the future of research in the areas of business and data analysis.
  • Assists the Head of Collection Development in formulation of collection policy and budgetary allocations.
  • Represents the University of Cincinnati Libraries at statewide and national business librarians associations and organizations.
  • Participates in developing, implementing and assessing a shared vision for the department.
  • Participates in library committees, meetings, and workshops as appropriate.



  • Master’s degree in library or information science/management or relevant graduate education or a comparable combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a business focused library or information service.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging trends in business and entrepreneurship research and scholarship.
  • Experience finding, acquiring, manipulating and analyzing quantitative data in a research environment.
  • Knowledge of current technologies and services supporting business and the social sciences.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a business field.
  • Experience in an eLearning environment. Ability to design and develop online learning objects and instructional modules.
  • Prior teaching experience. Ability to develop and deliver innovative and responsive instructional programs.
  • Knowledge of current instructional pedagogies.
  • Working knowledge of Tableau, R, SAS, SPSS, STATA, or MatLab.
  • Familiarity with business resources; such as, WRDS or Bloomberg.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication and publishing issues.
  • Knowledge of data mining and analysis tools, textual analysis, and/or TEI.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to contribute positively to a collegial team environment.
  • Ability and interest in fulfilling the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion. Commitment to professional growth and development.


The search committee will review applications on 1/23/2018.

About the University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica

The University of Cincinnati is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 43,000 students. Since its founding in 1819, UC has been the source of many discoveries creating positive change for society, including co-op education and the development of the first antihistamine and oral polio vaccine. The University’s mission is to serve the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning and research.


About the UC Libraries

UC Libraries' (UCL) business collection ranks in the top eight in the United States.  The mission of the University of Cincinnati Libraries is to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources. The Libraries strive to be a creative and dynamic organization that is recognized as a model provider of access to premier library collections and quality service.


In May 2014, the Libraries launched its Strategic Plan with the vision to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university—positioning itself as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus. Through work on the strategic pillars of digital technology/innovations, people, data to information to knowledge and space, and with a strong foundation of a dedicated and knowledgeable staff with unique and advanced skill sets, the Libraries is primed to transform itself, the library landscape and the teaching, learning, clinical and research endeavors of the university. UC Libraries’ commitment to promoting diversity an inclusion is incorporated and embraced by the 11 tenets embedded in our Strategic Plan.


Discussion Atkins Fellows Program, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 01:17 pm

Atkins Fellows Program

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program. Applications submitted by Friday, February 2 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.

Atkins Fellows Program

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program. Applications submitted by Friday, February 2 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.

The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week paid summer fellowship for MLIS students and recent graduates. Hosted by Atkins Library at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the program is designed to provide fellows with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high levels of independence and creativity. The five projects proposed for 2018 are in the areas of Archival Collection Management Systems, Assessment and Analytics, Global Engagement, Technology and Digital Media, and Born-Digital University Archives. Participants in this program will receive a $6,600 stipend, paid at an hourly rate ($15/hour, for eleven weeks of forty hours per week). 

More information can be found here:


Discussion Business Research and Instruction Librarian (2 openings), University of Washington Bothell (apply by Jan. 26)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 01:15 pm

Business Research and Instruction Librarian, UW Bothell

Notice of Vacancy December 6, 2017. Applications should be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018.

Business Research and Instruction Librarian, UW Bothell

Notice of Vacancy December 6, 2017. Applications should be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 26, 2018.


Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.



The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at Cascadia College offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. More about Cascadia College can be found at


Diversity is a core value of the UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. A majority of our students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups. Library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library’s Equity, Diversity and Social Justice programming is available here:


The Business Research & Instruction Librarians will liaise with UW Bothell’s School of Business. One position will also liaise with the Computing and Software Systems division in UW Bothell’s School of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and with the Business and Information Technology program at Cascadia College. The other position will liaise with the UW Bothell School of Business’ new Economics major (due to launch in Fall 2018) and with the Business and Economics faculty at Cascadia College.

The Business Research & Instruction Librarians will be part of a subject librarian team that also provides a full range of information literacy instruction across the general education curriculum, and will collaborate with faculty to integrate instruction into foundational programs and courses such as the first-year experience and introductory college writing.

Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, the librarians will partner with colleagues within the Library, across the campus, and at the UW Bothell School of Business’ off-site Eastside Leadership Center to develop, deliver, and assess in-person and online course-integrated instruction, and will utilize learning technologies and pedagogies in support of student learning. Further information about our teaching and learning program is available at

The UW Bothell School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degrees on campus and at their Eastside Leadership Center (ELC) located nearby in Bellevue, WA. More information located at and The UW Bothell School of STEM’s Computer Software and Systems division offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees; more information is located at Cascadia College’s Business and Information Technology program offers Associate degrees in Networking Infrastructure Technology and Web Application Programming, and will be launching a Bachelors in Applied Science in Mobile Application Development in Fall 2018. More information located at



  • Provides classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library’s integrated information literacy program in the general education curriculum, including College 101 and English 102 at Cascadia College, and Discovery Core and Research Writing classes in the first year program at UW Bothell
  • Working collaboratively, and in consultation with the Head of Collections, will select print and electronic materials for the undergraduate and graduate business and computer science or economics curricula, informed by the larger research collections across the UW Libraries and regional consortia. Includes collaborative tri-campus efforts with counterpart colleagues at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma to meet collection needs for each campus
  • In consultation with the Head of Public Services, will provide assistance for a range of research inquiries in the Library’s Information Commons and online through the UW Libraries’ email and chat reference serviceS
  • Occasional evening and weekend reference and instruction work will be required
  • Some travel will be required
  • Librarians are expected to play an active role in planning and assessing library services, and to take responsibility for their professional development in pursuit of promotion and continuing






  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in the provision of instruction services in a college or university setting. Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment



  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid and online instruction
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of reference services to college or university students, in person and online. Strong user centered public service philosophy
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals
  • Experience or coursework in business, economics, business librarianship, computer science, science and technology librarianship or related fields
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. Commitment to continually seeking improvement in services, collections, and facilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills




$50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.


Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.


Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.


To apply for this position, please submit the following information as one, consolidated PDF file to

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources). Please include in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff. You may also denote if you have a preference between liaising with computer science or economics, in addition to business
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Teaching Statement: Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Business Research & Instruction Librarian" in the subject heading
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs



To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, January 26, 2018.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at


Discussion Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident, Susquehanna University (apply by Dec. 29)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 11:49 am

Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident


Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident


If you want to start your career in a dynamic liberal arts college library with growing programs in information literacy and digital scholarship, Susquehanna University may be the place for you. We are seeking an early career librarian to participate in a 3-year post-master’s diversity residence program. You will benefit from strong mentorship and professional development opportunities, and have the ability to make a real difference in the lives of students across campus.

The Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident will learn how to develop the vision, strategies and goals for the Library’s teaching and learning initiatives, including coordinating the planning, promotion and assessment of the Library’s Information Literacy Program. The librarian will have the capacity to learn digital scholarship tools and pedagogies, and will serve as liaison to the Sigmund Weis School of Business and other departments as assigned. Librarians at Susquehanna University are members of the faculty with rank, but without tenure, in accordance with the Susquehanna Faculty Handbook.

The purpose of the Diversity Resident Program is to increase the number of qualified academic librarians from historically underrepresented backgrounds, and we are new members of the ACRL Diversity Alliance program. As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting the values of diversity and inclusion.

Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit


For a full job description and to apply, see:


Discussion Medical School Liaison, University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 10:02 am

University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

Medical School Liaison

University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

Medical School Liaison

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks a forward-looking and creative academic professional to join the Health Sciences Libraries.  We are looking for an individual who shares our values of knowledge, openness, service, collaboration, and diversity, and who thrives in a learning organization that fosters creativity and innovation.  


The Medical School Liaison is a member of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries, which includes the Bio-Medical Library, the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, and the Veterinary Medical Library.  HSL is led by the Director and Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences, and the position reports to the Associate Director for Education and Research Services.  The successful candidate will be one of three liaisons assigned to the Medical School and will collaborate with colleagues in HSL as well as across the Libraries.  


The Medical School Liaison develops and teaches classes and workshops based on user needs, developing learning objects and integrating them into the online learning environment.  This liaison position provides classroom teaching in for-credit classes, forges relationships with faculty, administrators, and clinical care teams in assigned departments of the Medical School, and provides consultation and collaboration with a diverse community of faculty, trainees, and health professions staff on a wide range of topics including evidence-based practice, scholarship, and research.  Additional responsibilities include, participating in clinically relevant forums within assigned departments of the Medical School, demonstrating how knowledge- based resources can be integrated into clinical research and practice, collaborating with researchers from a variety of cultures, communities and disciplines to develop effective and efficient strategies for managing research data and information and for supporting research reproducibility, collaborating with library colleagues on developing and offering research services, promoting new modes of scholarly communication and recruiting institutional scholarly output for inclusion in the University Digital Conservancy and the Data Repository for the U of M,  and contributing to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement.


Required qualifications include an ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science OR equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, experience in a health science or academic research library, excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to take initiative and actively engage with faculty and students, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a research-intensive environment, ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.


For complete description and qualifications, and to apply, go to:


Discussion North Carolina Librarian, East Carolina University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 03:47 pm

Academic Librarian Position #942014

North Carolina Librarian.

Position Available:  Immediately.


East Carolina University is pleased to announce a full-time North Carolina Librarian position in J.Y. Joyner Library’s Special Collections Division. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Special Collections, and will collaborate with colleagues in other library units, including Manuscripts and Rare Books, University Archives, Special Collections Cataloging, Preservation/Conservation, and Application and Digital Services.


Academic Librarian Position #942014

North Carolina Librarian.

Position Available:  Immediately.


East Carolina University is pleased to announce a full-time North Carolina Librarian position in J.Y. Joyner Library’s Special Collections Division. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Special Collections, and will collaborate with colleagues in other library units, including Manuscripts and Rare Books, University Archives, Special Collections Cataloging, Preservation/Conservation, and Application and Digital Services.


Duties and Responsibilities:  Working under the supervision of the Head of Special Collections, the North Carolina Librarian works with faculty and staff in the North Carolina Collection Department, Special Collections Division and library to plan, develop, and deliver a full range of programs and services utilizing the resources of the North Carolina Collection. The successful candidate will collaboratively develop and implement procedures, systems, and workflows that improve access to print, microform and electronic materials related to North Carolina and the local region and facilitate the use of these materials in research, teaching, and service.


The North Carolina Librarian supervises a staff of up to 3 FTE in the management, development, and promotion of the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection. The collection is one of the largest in the nation devoted to the history and culture of North Carolina, and one of only a few to focus on eastern North Carolina. Among its more than 50,000 volumes, 60,000 microforms, 5,000 maps, prints, and broadsides, and electronic resources are state government documents, state and local history and genealogy resources, fictional works about North Carolina, and rare books with connections to the state’s history. In addition to supporting university instruction, the collection attracts numerous external researchers of family and local history. The successful candidate will promote the collections by working with colleagues to plan events, exhibits, and instruction sessions, maintain web guides, create social media posts, and develop access tools.  One such tool is the North Carolina Periodicals Index ( which provides access to over 27,000 journal articles found in the collection.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for collection development, donor relations, and reference duties including occasional weekends and evenings.


Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.


Salary:  Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.


Qualifications:  Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science; Two years of library, archival, museum, or other relevant experience; Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a team environment; Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and problem-solving ability.


Desired: Additional advanced degree(s) in history or other relevant curriculum areas; Demonstrated experience in the management of reference services or special collections; Demonstrated experience in collections devoted to North Carolina or state/local history, politics, literature or culture; Demonstrated experience in academic libraries or research collections; Demonstrated interest in North Carolina state government documents; A successful record of project design and management; Supervisory experience.


All applicants must apply online at ECU Jobs


Discussion Online Learning Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library (MD) (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 11:42 am

Online Learning Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Access, Research and Learning Department. The Online Learning Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

Online Learning Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Access, Research and Learning Department. The Online Learning Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to build, position, and assess online tutorials and embed library materials into courses to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University

Position Responsibilities:


  • Create and implement an innovative and effective program of online instruction including the development and assessment of a broad range of accessible teaching and learning objects including but not limited to web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web sites fully integrating e-learning into the course management system and the curricula that support research and learning for faculty, students and staff of the LNDL community.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs. 
  • Provide library research instruction to on campus and off-site students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Work closely with other units on the two campuses (Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University), to provide services to students, including technology services and online program support, to integrate library materials with course management software.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for distance students.
  • Provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives.


Required Qualifications:


  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • Two or more years of instruction experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in online education;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online course management software and video conferencing software;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.


Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Working knowledge of or grounding in online learning theory;
  • Working knowledge of tutorial software (Captivate, Camtasia);
  • Coursework or degree in instructional technology design;
  • Working knowledge of open-source technologies, web design, or instructional design;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects;
  • Familiarity with copyright law and “fair use” guidelines.


About the Library:


The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of 6,160 FTE.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA‐CREF retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.


The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.


Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Online Learning Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:


Discussion All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, University of North Texas (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 09:54 am

All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator

Job Title All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator  
Department Library - 300540  
Quick Link  
Shift Day  
Department Overview The NNLM SCR ( aims to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through increased access to health information within the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. 

The NNLM SCR extends the services and programs of both the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM and the National Library of Medicine (NLM by partnering with health information agencies, health organizations, public health entities, community based organizations, libraries and the general public to offer outreach, funding opportunities and educational programming throughout the region. 

To accomplish this goal, the NNLM SCR program office operates under a UG4 Cooperative Agreement with the NLM and is housed within the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library ( at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas. 

The position is a full-time, staff position and is currently funded through April 30, 2020. The position will travel frequently to target areas and national meetings.  

Position Details The National Library of Medicine has initiated a new program with the National Institutes of Health "All of Us" Research Program ( to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The "All of Us" Community Engagement Coordinator will work within the states of TX, AR, LA, NM and OK in collaboration with "All of Us" program partners, the NNLM and regional partners to develop, pilot, model and evaluate "All of Us" community engagement activities. The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations and others to develop activities based on community health needs. Target areas will be chosen to reach underrepresented populations typically not included in research. This position will be one of a team of four coordinators reporting to the NNLM SCR Executive Director. 

Duties will include: 
* Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the "All of Us" and health information needs of library users. 
* In consultation with the "All of Us" Research Program, select target areas for community engagement (2/year for a total of 6 areas by Year 3). 
* Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries, and identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas. 
* Prepare detailed evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs and services in close collaboration with the "All of Us" Training Center, National Network Coordinating Office, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions. 
* Coordinate funding awards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project. 
* Contribute through scholarly articles, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the "All of Us" national program. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 
* MPH, MSN, MS in Health Education, MEd, MLS; or equivalent advanced degree. 
* Health information programming or community health education experience. 
* Strong presentation skills. 
* Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
* Ability to plan and implement programs and prioritize projects. 
* Willingness to travel; valid driver's license at the time of employment. 
* Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community. 

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the Department. 

This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, employed by and located at the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library at UNTHSC in Fort Worth, TX. 

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. 

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.  

Required Qualifications The successful candidate will possess a Master's degree and two (2) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
Preferred Qualifications The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications: 

* Experience working in public libraries or with public library staff 
* Significant project management experience 
* Program evaluation experience 
* Familiarity with National Library of Medicine and NNLM programs  

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application. 

* December graduates are welcome to apply. 

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the 
position is filled.  

Pay Rate Commensurate with Experience  
Pay Basis Monthly  
Job Type Full-Time  
Work Schedule M-F with some weekends  
Application Types Accepted Main Form  
Occupational Exposure to HIV/HBV? No  
Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals? No  
Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis? No  
Security Sensitive? Yes  
Require a valid Texas Driver's License? No  
Require a certification? No  
If required, please list all certifications required for this position.  

Discussion Head, Access and Resource Sharing; George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida (apply by Jan. 4)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 09:51 am


Head, Access and Resource Sharing

Assistant-In or Associate-In



Head, Access and Resource Sharing

Assistant-In or Associate-In


The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks a collaborative, innovative and user-oriented librarian to lead the Access and Resource Sharing Department. The Head of Access and Resource Sharing Department is a key member of the Libraries’ leadership team. The Head supports the teaching and research goals of University of Florida faculty, students, and staff, by facilitating access to resources in circulating collections, and through interlibrary loan and document delivery services, print and electronic course reserves, and consortial resource sharing partnerships. 

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Head of the Access and Resource Sharing Department is a year-around (12 month) non-tenure track library faculty position that provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for establishing circulation and resource sharing policies and procedures. The Head leads the department in the development, coordination, and training for effective customer service competencies that advance user access to information resources.

The Head has direct responsibility for fostering and standardizing policies and procedures related to circulation, borrowing privileges, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserves in the Smathers Libraries. The position leads the implementation of services that promote access to information resources and cultivating user experience. In this role, the Head collaborates with library colleagues to support collection building and resource access through patron driven acquisitions enterprises as well as coordinates the Libraries’ involvement in various national and regional consortia resource sharing programs. 

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Head of Access and Resources Sharing serves on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Head is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. The Head of Access and Resource Sharing is expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities.

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:


Discussion Invitation: Study of low morale in minority academic librarians

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 03:45 pm

A recent study reveals that low morale is the result of repeated and protracted exposure to emotional, verbal/written, and systemic abuse or neglect in the workplace (Kendrick 2017; access information at

A recent study reveals that low morale is the result of repeated and protracted exposure to emotional, verbal/written, and systemic abuse or neglect in the workplace (Kendrick 2017; access information at However, recent LIS scholarship on microaggressions, continuing recruitment and retention problems, coverage of the historic marginalization of African American librarians or library users of color, and current developments in United States social and political spheres indicate more research is needed to discover other factors that may impact low-morale development for this group.

If you are:
a)      A racial or ethnic minority credentialed (earned the MLIS or equivalent) North American academic librarian who
b)      Has worked or currently works in an academic library in the United States and
c)      Has experienced low-morale as defined above,

You are invited to participate in a research study designed to: 1) to discover differences in the emotional trajectories of and physiological impacts on racial or ethnic minority North American academic librarians who identify as having a low-morale experience, 2) to identify professional, social, institutional, or political systems, policies, or practices that cause or impact the development of this group’s low-morale experience, and 3) to discover how these causes/impacts, systems, or practices and emotional and physiological changes are identified, mitigated or resolved through myriad cognitive, physical, verbal, or other processes and actions.

This study is investigated by Kaetrena Davis Kendrick (Associate Librarian, Associate Professor, University of South Carolina Lancaster).

If you choose to participate, I will conduct a telephone interview with you that will last 45-60 minutes, and you will also be asked to complete a brief survey which should only take 5-6 minutes to complete. Survey responses will be anonymous and kept separately from interview responses. Interviews will be confidential and participants will not be identified personally.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you are interested in participating, please contact me directly by phone or email to set up a telephone appointment. If you know of anyone else who might be eligible and who is interested in participating, please feel free to forward them this

Principal Investigator contact information:
Kaetrena D. Kendrick at 803-313-7061;

If you have questions about this study, you may contact the researcher at the contact points listed above. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a participant in this research study, you may contact the University of South Carolina’s Office of Research Compliance at 803-777-7095.

Thanks for your interest in and support of this study.
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S.



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