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Discussion Special Collections Coordinator & University Archivist - University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA) Apply by September 19, 2016

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 01:32 pm

Special Collections Coordinator and University Archivist
Assistant/Associate Professor
Special Collections and University Archives - Rod Library

Special Collections Coordinator and University Archivist
Assistant/Associate Professor
Special Collections and University Archives - Rod Library
       
The University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library seeks a collaborative and innovative individual to serve as Special Collections Coordinator & University Archivist. The successful candidate will provide leadership and strategic direction for the unit, which collects, preserves, and provides access to rare and valuable collections of books, manuscripts, and institutional records in a variety of formats (media, maps, AV materials and photographs).
 
Rod Library is interested in building a destination manuscript collection connected to curriculum that began through the acquisition of Robert James Waller’s papers. This position is expected to expand access to, encourage utilization of, and promote these collections, and may be involved in conceptualizing and building a new Special Collections & University Archives space. The unit is part of the Library’s newly created Learning & Research Division, which includes information literacy instruction, outreach, reference, liaison program, and Learning Commons, as well as Museum, Youth, Fine & Performing Arts collections. Information about the collections and institutional history is available at https://www.library.uni.edu/collections/special-collections.
 
This is a non-administrative tenure-track faculty position. Participation in library and institutional committees, professional associations and public professional service is expected, as is ongoing research, scholarship, and/or creative work.
 
Additional responsibilities include setting vision and strategic direction for Special Collections & University Archives; supervising and supporting two staff; monitoring and evaluating trends and developments relevant to special collections and archives in academic libraries; coordinating processing, inventorying, interpretation, and preservation of collections; forging effective relationships with internal and external partners; providing reference and research assistance to University and larger community; teaching library or research instruction sessions for upper- and lower-level classes and presenting informational sessions to faculty and other groups; participating in departmental, university, and community outreach; providing policy, advice and training to campus units to organize, retain and transfer appropriate records to Archives; engaging in regular assessment practices to ensure that collections and services meet needs of University students and faculty; working closely with Digital Scholarship Unit and UNI Museum; contributing to donor relations and development initiatives by pursuing grant and other funding opportunities; participating in appropriate professional associations; serving on library, university, and professional committees; and engaging in research, scholarship, and creative work.
 
Requirements include ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or international equivalent; minimum of two years of professional work experience in archives and special collections; demonstrated knowledge of current theories, trends, standards and practices of archival services in academic libraries; supervisory experience; and demonstrated interpersonal, oral and written communication as well as problem-solving skills.
 
Preferred qualifications include second graduate or other advanced degree; formal archival training or certification as an archivist; demonstrated understanding of digitization efforts and knowledge of digital formats and standards, including XML, EAD and Dublin Core; experience using archival and content management systems such as ArchivesSpace, Archivists’ Toolkit, and Archon; evidence of competence in planning and project management; teaching experience; and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
 
To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu. Applications received by September 19, 2016, will receive full consideration. Pre-employment background checks are required. For more information about the positon or the community, seehttps://www.library.uni.edu/about-us/employment or contact search committee chair Angela Pratesi at angela.pratesi@uni.edu or 319-273-6257.
 
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, and individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
 

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Discussion Executive Director - Salem State University (Salem, MA)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 01:29 pm

Salem State University - Executive Director of the Library:

Salem State University seeks a creative and dynamic leader with a strong
vision for libraries and a passion for innovation and team building. The
executive director will be responsible for the development and effective
management of the library while supporting the university's mission and
strategic plan. In addition, the executive director will take a leadership
role in making the library increasingly accessible to diverse groups and
individuals.

Salem State University - Executive Director of the Library:

Salem State University seeks a creative and dynamic leader with a strong
vision for libraries and a passion for innovation and team building. The
executive director will be responsible for the development and effective
management of the library while supporting the university's mission and
strategic plan. In addition, the executive director will take a leadership
role in making the library increasingly accessible to diverse groups and
individuals.

The Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons serves as a gateway to
global information, enabling access to resources in a variety of formats. The
library, built in 2013, provides a warm and welcoming environment for
community members seeking out in-person library services, study space,
resources and programs. With a staff of 29, and a collection of approximately
250,000 print volumes and 40,000 print/online journals, the library is a
dynamic partner in the educational experience at the university, evolving to
meet the changing needs of its diverse community of learners while advancing
institutional mission, values, and vision.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Define and articulate the vision, strategic directions, and priorities of the library while supporting the university’s mission and strategic plan
  2. Develop and maintain a dynamic work environment that embraces and promotes diversity and inclusion and values creativity, teamwork, innovation and transparency
  3. Maintain knowledge of new and emerging technologies and advocate, as appropriate, for their use
  4. Provide effective management of the library, library staff, budget and facilities
  5. Advocate on the behalf of the library, both internally and externally, and be an active participant in seeking additional funding opportunities
  6. Provide leadership and oversee the development, delivery and assessment of services, resources and programming in support of the library and university’s vision and strategic plans
  7. Develop collaborative working relationships across campus and with other institutions to ensure the library is meeting the needs of all constituents and make improvements as needed
  8. Create an inclusive, welcoming environment for our diverse population of users; demonstrates sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic backgrounds
  9. Serves as a role model and mentor for students as appropriate
  10. Demonstrates sensitivity to students with a diversity of learning styles

Qualifications:

Requirements:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  2. Significant experience in all areas of library operations
  3. A minimum of five years of academic library administrative experience, with progressively more responsibility, with an emphasis on staff development, team building, budget management and emerging technologies
  4. Strong interpersonal communication, leadership, and collaboration skills, especially as they apply to building and maintaining a respectful, collegial and inclusive work environment
  5. Demonstrated management and communication techniques that exemplify transparency and accountability; build trust between and among individuals and groups; and elicit creativity, commitment and high performance from employees
  6. Knowledge of new and emerging, library-related technologies and enthusiastic support of their creative use
  7. Experience working collaboratively with faculty, university/college administrators, students, and staff, in developing and delivering library services, resources and programming that support teaching, learning and scholarship
  8. Successful record of promoting awareness and use of library resources and services
  9. Demonstrated success in fundraising and/or grant writing for library or non-profit organizations
  10. Experience in and commitment to providing services to a multi-racial, multi-ethnic environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Earned second master's or doctoral degree
  2. Record of scholarly research and publications 
  3. Active engagement and membership with library professional associations at the state, regional and/or national level 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply online and attach resume and cover letter. To receive full consideration, please apply by September 1, 2016. Review of candidates will begin after September 5, 2016.

Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the
largest state universities in Massachusetts and an important partner in the
economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston
region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem
State University provides a diverse community of learners with a high quality,
student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly
and creatively to a global society.

Read the full description here.
https://careers-salemstate.icims.com/jobs/1751/executive-director-of-the...

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Discussion Enterprise Systems Librarian - Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries (Richmond, VA )

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 01:27 pm

Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries would like to invite applications for the Enterprise Systems Librarian.

The Enterprise Systems Librarian will enable exemplary discovery of and workflow efficiencies for library collections. Working in a team environment, the incumbent will be responsible for a suite of enterprise library applications, including Alma, Primo, ILLiad, and EZproxy. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries would like to invite applications for the Enterprise Systems Librarian.

The Enterprise Systems Librarian will enable exemplary discovery of and workflow efficiencies for library collections. Working in a team environment, the incumbent will be responsible for a suite of enterprise library applications, including Alma, Primo, ILLiad, and EZproxy. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Located in culturally diverse, historic, and dynamic Richmond, Virginia, convenient to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the recreation destinations of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Commonwealth University is one of Virginia's largest universities and among the nation's leading research institutions. The VCU Libraries, one of Virginia's outstanding research library systems, advances the University's teaching, research, service, and patient care mission with comprehensive print, journal, database and collections in the health and biological sciences, social work, the arts, the history of medicine, and comic and book arts.

Responsibilities
Reporting to Head of Enterprise Systems and Desktop Support, the Enterprise Systems Librarian will advance enterprise library applications through professional vision, customization, and maintenance. The successful candidate will work closely with team members in the Enterprise Systems and Desktop Support Department, library staff, professional colleagues, and vendors to advance a compelling suite of library applications for the VCU community. The Enterprise Systems Librarian will have a leadership role for Alma, the VCU Libraries' unified resource management system. The Enterprise Systems Librarian will provide systems administration support for both locally hosted virtual servers and external cloud environments. The Enterprise Systems Librarian will be responsible for exploring new technologies and identifying opportunities for their effective application, including the potential integration with other university and library systems. As a faculty member of the Scholarly Communications and Publishing Division, the Enterprise Systems Librarian will actively contribute to the division's overall objectives, engaging in projects and activities that further these goals. The Enterprise Systems Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.

Qualifications
Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

For full vacancy announcement, please see: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/54186

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Discussion Assistant Director - Nashville Public Library (TN)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 01:25 pm

ISSUE DATE: 08/12/2016
FINAL FILING DATE: 09/07/2016

To view entire job announcement, go to: http://www.nashville.gov

ISSUE DATE: 08/12/2016
FINAL FILING DATE: 09/07/2016

To view entire job announcement, go to: http://www.nashville.gov

THE POSITION:
This is a Civil Service position located at the Nashville Public Library. This position serves as a key member of the NPL Senior Leadership Team. Oversees centralized responsibilities for library collection management, shared systems and information technology systems and networks, security and infrastructure, system integration, technical architecture, hardware, email, internet, intranet, databases, e-Media, social media and other applicable library software. Performs
related duties as required.

TYPICAL DUTIES:
 Plans, organizes, directs, monitors, and evaluates the information technology services of the library.
 Oversees technology capital projects including systems and IT infrastructure in new or renovated branches.
 Monitors trends and issues in the library & IT industry, including current technologies and advocates for
leading edge technologies that encourage and support efficiencies at all levels.
 Provides strategic and system-wide leadership in the development of long range and operating plans.
 Oversees centralized responsibilities for library collections both physical and virtual from acquisition,
cataloging and physical processing, maintenance and support to de-acquisition.
 Participates as a member of the Sr. Leadership Team in policy development and allocation of resources.
 Allocates existing resources and monitors expenditures.
 Makes recommendations for ways to solve problems or improve service as needed.
 Provides oversight to Collections, Shared Systems and Tech Services.
 Serves on community boards, appears on various panels, and accepts public speaking requests.
 Develops and presents a budget to the Library Services Director.
 Oversees and/or participates in selection, placement, and training of new staff.
 Supervises, counsels and corrects employees as needed and evaluates and reviews performance evaluations.
 Maintains positive relationships and negotiates effectively and ethically with architects, developers, and
vendors on behalf of the Library.
 Attends various Board, staff, committee, and professional meetings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of professional library
experience, including four (4) years of experience managing and directing the work of a major library function to
include technology services/initiatives and/or collection management. A Master's Degree in Information Technology
or Education will be considered.
May require a Valid Driver License
Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.
Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee
or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Govt.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 Masters in Library Science preferred.
 Knowledge of library content/collection and technology trends and best practices.
 Knowledge of Discovery Layer platforms (i.e. Biblocommons, Pika, Encore)
 Knowledge of ILS software such as III Millennium, Sierra, TLC Carl-X, III Polaris, etc.
 Knowledge of Cloud Based data storage (i.e. Google Drive, Dropbox, Onedrive, etc.)
 Knowledge of Civil Service and departmental rules, policies, and procedures.
 Knowledge of Collection HQ software and applications, RDA and BIBFRAME digital cataloging protocols.
 Skill in dealing with the public and evaluating community needs.
 Ability to understand complexity of how catalog, website, calendar, digital repository and other public-facing
web products/platforms interact.
 Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
 Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

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Discussion Data Developer (IT Specialist) - Smithsonian Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 01:21 pm

The Smithsonian Libraries seeks a Data Developer (IT Specialist) is responsible for technical planning, implementation, and maintenance of applications and processes to facilitate use and re-purposing of data on various platforms in the Libraries' digital ecosystem. The Data Developer is highly proficient in data and metadata transformation and interoperability and in managing database-driven systems.

ABOUT THE SMITHSONIAN LIBRARIES

The Smithsonian Libraries seeks a Data Developer (IT Specialist) is responsible for technical planning, implementation, and maintenance of applications and processes to facilitate use and re-purposing of data on various platforms in the Libraries' digital ecosystem. The Data Developer is highly proficient in data and metadata transformation and interoperability and in managing database-driven systems.

ABOUT THE SMITHSONIAN LIBRARIES

 
At the center of research across the Smithsonian are the specialized branches and librarians of the Smithsonian Libraries. The collections and staff of the Libraries play a key role in helping the Smithsonian's research and curatorial staff make sense of the museums' almost innumerable, often unique, objects and their cultural and historical contexts. The Smithsonian Libraries are a hidden national treasure, where experts come to test and expand knowledge and where America and the world can turn for authentic answers.

The Data Developer is part of the Web Services department in the Digital Projects and Initiatives Division of the Libraries and will report to the Head of Web Services. 

DUTIES
 
* Responsible for planning and implementing data interoperability and management standards and enabling data migrations between library systems.
 
* Develops connections among digital content management system (CMS), Smithsonian enterprise information systems, and other shared systems and data sources using linked data, application programming interfaces (APIs), and other web services
 
* Researches existing and emerging technologies to determine appropriate methods of content delivery and presentation to enhance public access and to deepen engagement with the Libraries’ collections and services.
 
* Works closely with colleagues from other Institutional Departments/Units, outside libraries, museums, federal agencies, or cultural organizations to discuss issues and gain insight into optimal solutions for applications and maintenance.
 
 
ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 150 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 150 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 150. 

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

To Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/447562300

WHO MAY APPLY
This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. 
Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals 
eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply.

LOCATION: This position is located in Washington, DC
WORK SCHEDULE: Full-Time, Permanent - Federal
SALARY RANGE: $64,650.00 to $84,044.00 / Per Year
SERIES & GRADE: GS-2210-11/11
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 12
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No (This position does not supervise other staff)

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Discussion Head of Digital Programs - Amherst College

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 01:15 pm

Amherst College: Staff Search: Frost Library

Head of Digital Programs

Location: Amherst, MA 01002

Full-time position, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

 

Amherst College: Staff Search: Frost Library

Head of Digital Programs

Location: Amherst, MA 01002

Full-time position, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

 

The Amherst College Library seeks an inventive leader, adroit manager, and indefatigable collaborator to partner with multiple constituencies in the library and across campus to promote digital scholarship, digital collections, and the preservation of the same, all in service to our local and global community.

Amherst has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one quarter of Amherst’s students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first-generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who have experience working in a multicultural environment and/or are interested in supporting a diverse student body.

The Head of Digital Programs provides vision and direction for the library's Digital Programs, including digital collections, digital preservation, digital scholarship, and the digital repository in line with national and international standards. The successful candidate will provide leadership for the library's role in the creation, curation, management, delivery, and preservation of scholarly, cultural, and administrative digital content across the college; plan for and coordinate the design, integration, and maintenance of digital asset management and preservation programs and systems; further the integration of digital collections, tools, and technologies into teaching, research, and scholarship in the liberal arts; work collaboratively with library and IT colleagues and other college partners to achieve these goals; help develop, cultivate, and support a diverse workforce and student body; and lead efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming environment.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • Provides vision, strategic planning, overall direction, and prioritization for the library's digital programs, including digital collections, digital preservation, digital scholarship, and the digital repository.
  • Plays a leadership role in the creation, curation, management, delivery, and preservation of scholarly, cultural, and administrative digital content across the college.
  • Provides expertise and advocates for the department and the library in digital scholarship, digital preservation, and other relevant digital activities across the campus.   
  • Collaborates with colleagues in Archives & Special Collections, Technical Services, Research & Instruction, IT, and others to achieve the vision and goals of digital programs.
  • Promotes digital programs, collections, and services on campus and to broader audiences.
  • Supervises the Digital Collections & Preservation Librarian, Digital Library Web Developer, and interns.
  • In collaboration with library and IT colleagues, plans for and coordinates the design, implementation, integration, and maintenance of a technological infrastructure for digital collections, digital scholarship, and digital preservation.
  • Sets direction and policy for the college's digital repository, Amherst College Digital Collections, and its role in supporting digital collections, the open-access mandate and other scholarly communications initiatives, digital preservation activities, and other needs as they emerge.
  • Keeps abreast of new trends, tools, opportunities, and campus needs in digital libraries and repositories and responds proactively.
  • Works with the Director of the Amherst College Press to establish requirements and identify solutions for digital publications and other projects of the Press. 
  • Works to advance the integration of digital collections, tools, and technologies into teaching, research, and scholarship in the liberal arts. 
  • Helps shape a vision for digital scholarship at the college, and the library's role in partnering on both classroom-based and longer-term research projects in digital scholarship.
  • Partners with faculty, the Press, IT, and other librarians to develop, implement, and provide instruction for scholarly digital projects.
  • Manages and advances a variety of digital projects and programs.
  • Writes and manages grants to support specific projects.
  • Participates in and stays abreast of developments in the digital library field in order to appropriately position the college's digital programs within larger developments in the field, and to promote the college's work in this area.
  • Actively participates in outreach activities, committees and work groups of the library, the college, and Five Colleges and regional and national organizations as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates and facilitates effective communication throughout the Library and across the college.
  • Performs other duties/functions as requested.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent.
  • Minimum five years' academic library experience with broad experience in the following areas: digital collections, digital preservation, digital scholarship, and digital technologies.
  • Familiarity with national and international standards in these four areas.
  • Proven commitment to collaboration, including a demonstrated history of effectively leading complex collaborative projects and programs involving diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, planning, and project management skills.
  • Experience with selection and implementation of digital repository systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the use of digital content and the application of digital technologies as they relate to teaching, research, and scholarship.
  • Commitment to working closely and collaboratively across organizational boundaries, with a variety of partners.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to advocate for the library to a variety of constituents; ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a college in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Preferred

  • Experience with requirements gathering, system design processes, and project management for technology projects.
  • Strong knowledge of archival practices and approaches, particularly in regards to collection management and arrangement and description.
  • Theoretical and practical understanding of metadata schemas such as MODS, and of linked data and semantic web technologies.  
  • Familiarity with one or more methodologies commonly used in digital research, and experience working with undergraduates on digital scholarship projects.
  • Experience supervising and mentoring students, staff, and/or librarians.
  • Successful grant-writing experience and/or experience managing grant-funded projects.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/36612 a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references.  Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. 

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply.  The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college’s community is composed of about 1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty.  The college’s scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums:  Emily Dickinson MuseumBeneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium.  The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life.   Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!

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Discussion Cataloging Librarian - University of Minnesota Duluth's Kathryn A. Martin Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 01:13 pm

Job Title: Assistant Librarian
Job ID: 312041
Location: Duluth
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Minimum Qualifications:

ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Information or Library Science or equivalent
Experience with standards for bibliographic and authority data (e.g. MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCC)
Experience with OCLC Connexion
Familiarity with integrated library system
Excellent organizational and written skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Job Title: Assistant Librarian
Job ID: 312041
Location: Duluth
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Minimum Qualifications:

ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Information or Library Science or equivalent
Experience with standards for bibliographic and authority data (e.g. MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCC)
Experience with OCLC Connexion
Familiarity with integrated library system
Excellent organizational and written skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of recent original cataloging experience
Experience cataloging in an academic or very large public library
Knowledge of Ex Libris Alma integrated library system
Familiarity with current issues and principles regarding RDA and BIBFRAME
Experience working on digital repository records and projects
Metadata creation experience using Dublin Core and/or FAST
Knowledge of semantic web and linked data principles
Demonstrated ability to organize workflow within assigned areas
Experience training staff and preparing effective training materials and other documentation
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
Experience working with diverse cultures and learning styles

About the Job

Position Overview:

The Cataloging Librarian is responsible for original cataloging of all library materials, including government documents, as well as complex copy-cataloging. The librarian will ensure that titles are represented accurately in Alma, the University of Minnesota's system-wide unified resource management system, in order to facilitate identification of and access to materials through MNCAT Discovery and OCLC by UM students, faculty, and staff.

The Librarian will develop, document, and train staff in local cataloging procedures and workflow; serve as the local resource person regarding cataloging and metadata; and participate in University of Minnesota Alma operations and auxiliary groups to establish and refine enterprise-wide cataloging/metadata policies and procedures

This position is assigned to the Technical Services Unit of the Access & Collection Services Team. Responsibilities of the Access & Collection Services Team include public services such as circulation, reserves, resource sharing, and security. Collection services responsibilities are acquisitions, cataloging and processing, stack maintenance, and weeding.

The assistant librarian performs professional duties, initially under guidance, which require knowledge and education in library development and management, systems for providing access to resources, organization and acquisition of collections and specialized information systems. The assistant librarian is normally expected to contribute to the advancement of librarianship through visible participation in professional activities, particularly those directly related to the library or unit in which s/he holds the appointment, such as publication, work in professional organizations, and/or other appropriate activities.

Essential Job Functions:

Original cataloging & complex copy-cataloging (60%)

-Performs all levels of cataloging for library materials in all formats, including monographs, serials, music scores, electronic resources, and media.
-Follow national cataloging standards (e.g., AACR2, LCC, LCSH, MARC, RDA) and adhere to established University of Minnesota system-wide Alma cataloging procedures and policies to ensure data integrity, uniformity, and reliable, consistent discovery.
-Perform database maintenance functions including updating bibliographic, holdings, and item records.
-Verify headings using functionality in Alma or the OCLC authority file.
-Serve as a resource person within the library for cataloging rules and standards, and Alma utilization (including Analytics).
-Develop, document, and train staff in local cataloging procedures and workflow.

-Participate in appropriate UM Alma operations and auxiliary groups to establish and refine enterprise-wide cataloging/metadata policies and procedures.
-Work collaboratively with UM peers to maintain the shared catalog and participate in special cleanup and enhancement projects for bibliographic and item data.
-Review and revise metadata for digital objects in the UMD's institutional repository.

Government Documents (30%)

-Manage or perform the receiving, processing, and cataloging of government publications received through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in accordance with depository guidelines using the SuDoc classification system.
-Work with the Government Documents Librarian to interpret and comply with federal policies and regulations pursuant to depository libraries. These policies dictate cataloging standards, acquisitions rules, withdrawal, and discard procedures.

Library-Related Professional Service and Engagement (10%)

Attend library, UMD, and community meetings and events.
Serve on library, campus, or university teams or committees.
Engage in professional development.
Contribute to the profession through organizational work, presenting papers, or publishing.

Other duties as assigned

About the Department

The University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library's mission is to promote learning and research by providing information resources and services, up-to-date technologies, and knowledgeable staff in a welcoming environment.

How To Apply

This is 100%, 12 month, annually renewable appointment as an Assistant Librarian rank. Minimum salary is $42,345. Anticipated start date is October 3, 2016. Degree must be granted by start date.

Applications will be accepted until filled. Review of complete applications will begin September 2, 2016.

Applications:

Complete applications must include:
1. Letter of Application addressing the qualifications
2. Current Curriculum Vitae
3. Contact information for three professional references
4. Unofficial graduate transcript

Application Instructions:
Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to
http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening 312041. Click on the job title to view the job details and application instructions.

The cover letter and CV/resume will be attached during the application process. First submit the application and then return to the "My Activities" page to attach the additional documents

Any offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of a background check and degree verification.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and University vehicles.

If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact UM Benefits at 1-800-756-2363 for any eligibility limitations.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Special issue of Collection Management. "Sharing Knowledge and Smashing Stereotypes: Representing Native American, First Nation and Indigenous Realities in Collections"

by Twanna Hodge on Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 10:13 am

Abstracts are due September 15, 2016.

We invite you to submit an abstract for a future issue of Collection Management:
“Sharing Knowledge and Smashing Stereotypes: Representing Native American, First Nation and Indigenous Realities in Collections”.

Abstracts are due September 15, 2016.

We invite you to submit an abstract for a future issue of Collection Management:
“Sharing Knowledge and Smashing Stereotypes: Representing Native American, First Nation and Indigenous Realities in Collections”.

Many librarians are reviewing their collection management and development decisions with an eye towards the global issues of racism, representation and diversity. Native American, First Nation, and Indigenous peoples are generally misrepresented and misunderstood by the dominant culture (if they are acknowledged at all). Consequently many library collections over-emphasize problematic materials. How can cultural institutions, including libraries, represent the reality of Native American, First Nation, and Indigenous peoples? This special issue provides an opportunity to explore aspects of this question.

We invite you to submit a 500 word abstract for a special issue of Collection Management on Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous studies collection management and development. Submissions may include original research, historical articles, and review articles, which will be peer-reviewed, and editor-reviewed commentary/opinion essays and case studies. We encourage contributions from a range of authors including tribal librarians, academic librarians, and researchers from a range of disciplines and perspectives

This special issue will highlight the collection management and development considerations unique to Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous collections.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
• Identifying and purchasing materials from small presses, non-profit publications, tribal education departments
• Indigenous language materials
• Materials with stereotypical Indigenous representation
• Pop culture materials
• Providing access to culturally sensitive materials
• Unique collections
• Engaging with disciplinary and interdisciplinary research
• Tribal government documents
• Politics of cataloging: access and description
• Special collections and archives
• Developing collection development policies and guidelines
• Data repositories, services, and management
• Teaching with Native collections and materials
• Traditional cultural expressions and intellectual property

Some guiding questions:
• How do library collections fit within organizations that use an Indigenous framework (including tribal colleges, tribal libraries)?
• What types of archival collections contain Native voices and perspectives, both historical and contemporary?
• How do libraries provide access to materials while educating patrons about potentially sensitive materials?
• How do library and archives support or undermine oral traditions and ways of knowing?
• What are strategies that libraries can use to promote materials to specific communities using Indigenous worldview/symbols/organization of information?
• What would an Indigenous knowledge organization system look like?
• How do Indigenous scholars deal with research in western-oriented classification and cataloging systems?

Important dates
• Abstracts are due September 15, 2016.
• Selection of abstracts will be completed and communicated by September 22, 2016.
• Manuscripts are due by December 1, 2016.
• Peer reviews will be due January 15, 2017.
• Acceptance decision will be communicated to authors by January 30, 2017.
• Final manuscripts are due March 1, 2017.
• Expected publication date is July 2017.
Submission guidelines
The Abstract should be submitted through Collection Management manuscript submission site. https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/collectionmanagement To Log In, enter your User ID and Password into the boxes below, then click "Log In." If you are unsure about whether or not you have an account, or have forgotten your password, enter your e-mail address into the "Password Help" section below. If you are a new user, please register.

The final manuscript should be between 10–50 pages double-spaced, inclusive of references, tables, and figures. Consult the Collection Management website for the style guide.
About Collection Management
http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&jour...

Guest Editors:
Paulita Aguilar, University of New Mexico, paulita@unm.edu
David Hurley, University of New Mexico, dah@unm.edu
Sarah Kostelecky, University of New Mexico, sarahrk@unm.edu

If you have questions, please contact the journal editors or the guest editors above
Susanne Clement, Co-Editor, Collection Management, sclement@unm.edu
Judith Nixon, Co-Editor, collection Management, jnixon@purdue.edu

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Discussion Call for Proposals: International Cartographic Association Pre-conference Presentation Proposal

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 08:13 am

Submission deadline is August 24, 2016.

Submission deadline is August 24, 2016.

In July 2017 the International Cartographic Association is holding their annual meeting in Washington D.C. As part of this meeting the Commission on Cartographic Heritage in the Digital Age is hosting a one day pre-conference workshop on “Mapping Tools for Non-Mapping Experts: Incorporating Geospatial Visualization Tools in Libraries.“ This session will highlight how librarians can easily incorporate user friendly geospatial visualization tools into their work – whether that is instruction sessions, workshops for faculty, graduate students or the community or other projects within your library.

 If you are a librarian who has incorporated mapping tools, such as CartoDB, Leaflet or Neatline, into your library instruction, workshops or other projects, then please consider submitting a proposal for a presentation at the pre-conference.

 Submission deadline is August 24, 2016. The submission should include the following information: a title and short abstract for your presentation and a short bio of the speakers. Please submit your proposals to Marcy Bidney (bidney@uwm.edu). Notifications will be made by August 26, 2016.

 More on ICA here: http://icaci.org/

More on the Commission on Cartographic Heritage in the Digital Age here:http://cartography.web.auth.gr/ICA-Heritage/index.html 

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Marcy Bidney

Curator, American Geographical Society Library
Assistant Director, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2311 E. Hartford Ave 
Milwaukee, WI 53211
414.229.3984

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Discussion Call for Proposals: ALA 2017 Chicago: Film/Video and Libraries

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 07:59 am

Call for Proposals for ALA 2017 Chicago: Film/Video and Libraries

Proposals are due August 31, 2016.

Thinking about attending the ALA Annual Conference, June 22-27 2017 in Chicago? Have you worked on any projects or activities involving film or video at your institution?

Call for Proposals for ALA 2017 Chicago: Film/Video and Libraries

Proposals are due August 31, 2016.

Thinking about attending the ALA Annual Conference, June 22-27 2017 in Chicago? Have you worked on any projects or activities involving film or video at your institution?

The ALA Video Round Table Program Committee (VRT) welcomes program proposals for ALA Annual on just about anything related to video and libraries! The term video includes moving picture media in all of its forms - DVDs, streaming, video tapes, video art, YouTube videos, animation, iPhone shot footage, etc.

Sample ideas (but we very much welcome others):

Have you offered special film programming/events at your library?
Have you made library promotional videos?
Have you developed video tutorials or are you using film clips (or gifs) in instruction?
Are you involved with film or video preservation?
Have you created a filmmaking studio for your patrons?
Are you doing anything interesting with your video collections? 
Are you finding new ways to promote films to your community?
Does your archive collect or create video histories?

Proposals are due August 31, 2016.

If you're interested in submitting a proposal, please read the guidelines and complete the online form at:http://www.ala.org/vrt/2017-annual-program-proposal-information

The Program Committee will review all proposals and notify participants of proposal acceptance by Sept. 21, 2016.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the Program Committee co-chairs, Steven Milewski smilewsk@utk.edu or Laine Thielstrom esthiels@colby.edu

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,
Tiffany

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Tiffany Hudson
Audio-Visual Selector
Salt Lake City Public Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-322-8161
801-524-8200
thudson@slcpl.org

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