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Discussion Director of Development, Stony Brook University Libraries (apply by June 9)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 09:36 am

Director of Development, University Library - 1601260 

https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601260

Director of Development, University Library - 1601260 

https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601260

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's Degree. Four years of full time development experience in a large and complex Higher Education or non-profit environment (Four years of full time sales experience, or a combination of both will also be considered). Proven record of success in cultivating, soliciting, and closing major level ($25,000+) or leadership level ($1,000 - $25,000) gifts or successful attainment of revenue-related goals, as evidenced in resume. Experience managing numerous priorities and a portfolio of donor/client relationships. Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree. Additional years of full time development experience. Experience working in a University setting. Fundraising campaign experience, as evidenced by resume. Experience or familiarity with Library fundraising. Proficient in donor database (i.e. Raiser’s Edge). Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook. Expert knowledge of Google products (i.e. Google Drive, Calendar, Mail etc.).

Brief Description of Duties:
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Charitable Giving, the successful candidate will lead fundraising efforts for the University Library and meet with key prospects and individual donors, cultivate them for gifts, solicit prospects, and coordinate all faculty and staff fundraising activities.

The Director of Development will manage a portfolio of 90 qualified prospects and be required to meet clearly defined annual metrics, including 130 face-to-face visits, 24 proposals of $10,000+ presented, 8 proposals closed, and a dollar goal based on tenure, portfolio, and opportunity.

Responsible for day-to-day accountability to the Dean of Libraries, the Director of Development will work closely with the Dean and Library management to develop a comprehensive strategy for revenue enhancement through private support and other means. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following duties:
• Serve as a member of the Stony Brook Advancement team. Communicate regularly with direct supervisor about goals, progress, and activities, coordinate Library efforts with the broader work of University Advancement, and attend all Advancement required meetings and functions.
• Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising program for the Library, including annual giving, major giving, and corporate & foundation strategies. Cultivate and solicit individual and corporate prospects for gifts to the Library; identify and apply for grants from private foundations, both local and national in coordination with the Corporate and Foundation Relations staff; manage prospects that include local and national media and business and institutional leaders; and steward existing donors appropriately to encourage long-term relationships with the Library.
• Manage the Friends of the Library volunteer group, and discover and pursue additional sources of revenue for the Library, including state and federal government support and commercial application of the Library’s expertise and services.
• Represent the Library at appropriate corporate, University, community, and alumni activities.
• Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes:
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at www.stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

About Stony Brook:
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Mellon Award winning Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police.

Official Job Title: Associate Director of Fund Raising
Job Field
: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location
: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Advancement/University Library-Stony Brook University
Schedule
: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date
: May 10, 2016
Posting End Date
: Jun 9, 2016
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL4
Appointment Type:Term

 

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Janet H. Clarke
Associate Dean, Research & User Engagement
President, Asian Pacific American Librarians Association
Stony Brook University Libraries
W-1514, Melville Library
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
t: 631.632.1217
f: 631.632.7116
e: janet.clarke@stonybrook.edu

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Discussion Association for Information Science & Technology Communications Officer

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 09:33 am

Open Position: Association for Information Science & Technology Communications Officer

Open Position: Association for Information Science & Technology Communications Officer

The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is seeking to hire a Communications Officer for a one-year term (with the possibility of renewal). ASIS&T is a leading association that bridges the gap between information science practice and research. For nearly 80 years, ASIS&T has been leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information. Its members include thousands of researchers, developers, practitioners, students, and professors in the field of information science and technology from 50 countries.

Position Context:
We seek a Communications Officer to assist in the promotion and presentation of a consistent image of ASIS&T as a major association of international caliber at the service of its community. This includes the development and implementation of communication strategies consistent with the Association’s mission and objectives; developing the provision of internal and external communications regarding the Association’s actions, membership affairs and services; building strong relationships with members, Special Interest Groups, Chapters, external organizations and communities of interest; and conducting campaigns to increase the membership of the Association. It also includes the development and implementation of marketing strategies; the preparation of proposals, solicitations and memoranda of agreement to address membership needs and create new business opportunities; the development and implementation of strategies to maximize membership drive success and increase membership involvement with the Association; and the creation and selling of value-added solutions to maintain and increase high quality products/relationships.

Primary Responsibilities:
Communication:
• Develop, guide and implement communication strategies and plans to assist the Association to meet strategic objectives regarding its goals including educational programs, research activities, public seminars, and professional development workshops. Strategies and plans should focus on online sources (e.g. website, social media) to increase membership recruitment in collaboration with relevant committees, and internal communication sources (e.g. wikis, listserves) to inform members and the community about Association activities, events, policies and regulations.
• Administer the Association’s website and perform content review and user testing on a regular basis. This will involve collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board.
• Oversee the production and distribution of promotional materials, which would include supervising the development of branding, graphics and content. Supervision of part-time staff and/or support staff will be involved.
• Create branded, interactive user experiences using social media tools to communicate information about ASIS&T members, events, and activities, ASIS&T publications, Special Interest Group and Chapter activities, and content relevant to information science and technology. Assess needs of the membership and coordinate with the Webmaster, technical staff, and the Executive Director to facilitate and sustain all forms of engagement, including online and offline interactions.
Knowledge Management:
• Develop, implement and document knowledge management strategies and practices to ensure knowledge continuity regarding communication.
• Actively participate in the Communication Committee, document the activities of the committee and attend Board meetings when needed. The incumbent may organize and participate in the training of others (e.g. training for website design).

Education/Experience:
A Master’s degree in one (or more) of these fields: Communications & Media studies, Public Relations, Marketing & Advertising, Education, LIS, STS, Sociology, Information Systems, Information Science, or Computer Science, or other related fields are appropriate.

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:
Experience with Web content management, social media, knowledge management, information architecture, user experience, digital asset management, graphic design and media software. Ability to prioritize and manage several projects at once, and to work well autonomously and as part of a team. Strong web design skills. Strong attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume/CV, references, and samples or links of work to rhill@asist.org.

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Discussion Please Share: Native Participants Needed for ETHICS Study

by Kristen Bowen (non-member) on Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 02:47 pm

Our biggest need in recruitment at this time are NE states (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, NY, PA, VA, ME, NH, NJ, RI, VT). In this region, we have many slots available for Native people living in rural and in urban areas. We are looking for a diversity of tribal affiliations as well. Of course this is also a national study so if you know of individuals in other regions, please share with them as well! The only region that is completely full is Oregon/Montana/Idaho. 
 

Our biggest need in recruitment at this time are NE states (CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, NY, PA, VA, ME, NH, NJ, RI, VT). In this region, we have many slots available for Native people living in rural and in urban areas. We are looking for a diversity of tribal affiliations as well. Of course this is also a national study so if you know of individuals in other regions, please share with them as well! The only region that is completely full is Oregon/Montana/Idaho. 
 
ETHICS aims to culturally adapt a research ethics training to guide research happening with American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Eligible participants receive $150 for their time. We encourage you to share widely with your personal and professional networks. 

 

 We are looking for participants nationally who:

 

1) Self-Identify as AIAN;

2) Are 18 years or older;

3) Have not taken the CITI human subjects training (or it was over 5 years ago);

4) Are interested in research or have experience in research; and

5) Have their own email address, computer, and internet.

 

Anyone interested in participating can email goethics@uw.edu or call 877-880-6758. Participation includes a 10 minute phone interview and testing a 4 hour online training.

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Discussion Funding opportunity for tribal, small and rural libraries

by Kristen Bowen (non-member) on Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 02:45 pm

Now through August 1st, small rural and tribal library staff can apply to be a part of a cohort of learners and do-ers who will create college and career readiness (CCR) services for the middle schoolers in their community.  Successful applicants will receive a wide variety of support, including access to mentors, a stipend to purchase CCR materials, and funds to travel to Atlanta, GA, Jan.

Now through August 1st, small rural and tribal library staff can apply to be a part of a cohort of learners and do-ers who will create college and career readiness (CCR) services for the middle schoolers in their community.  Successful applicants will receive a wide variety of support, including access to mentors, a stipend to purchase CCR materials, and funds to travel to Atlanta, GA, Jan. 19 - 20, 2017 for orientation, as well as to another conference of their choice. Cohort members will work online throughout 2017 to develop, implement and evaluate a CCR service with a partner in their community.  Learn more and apply at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/application-and-faq

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Discussion Volunteer Opportunities: RUSA Voices blog Applications should be submitted no later than June 17, 2016.

by Kristen Bowen (non-member) on Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 02:42 pm

The RUSA Publications and Communication Committee is currently accepting
volunteer applications from RUSA members to lead the transition and future
directions of the RUSA Voices (http://blog.rusa.ala.org/ ). 

The RUSA Publications and Communication Committee is currently accepting
volunteer applications from RUSA members to lead the transition and future
directions of the RUSA Voices (http://blog.rusa.ala.org/ ). 
 The focus of the RUSA Voices will be for contributors to share, discuss, and
promote current trends in reference and user services. The Blog will be
written by a team of columnists with a publishing schedule facilitated by a
coordinator.

We
 are currently looking for:
(1)  a  blog coordinator
(2)  a  blog website coordinator
(3)  columnists  to contribute to the blog

Applications  should be submitted no later than June  17, 2016.

Apply  online: http://goo.gl/forms/frpDLFtp2UWuhie63

Available  Positions:

RUSA Blog Coordinator:
Coordinator is responsible for  recruiting and selecting four or more
columnists with a variety of perspectives and sets publication schedule to
ensure regular postings that represent a broad spectrum of ideas relevant to
RUSA members and potential members. The coordinator establishes columnist
recruitment plan, to be shared with RUSA Publications and Communications
Committee. Edit articles for content, style,  format and correct grammatical
usage. Accepts, solicits, and selects requests for guest posts as needed
Collaborates with Blog Website  Coordinator, Publications and Communications
Committee, and RUSA staff to ensure Blog meets RUSA branding standards. Serves
ex-officio on RUSA Publications and Communications Committee Works with RUSA
Publications and Communications Committee to create marketing plan for blog,
to promote blog to readers within RUSA and also to a general professional
audience.

RUSA Blog Website Coordinator:
Website Coordinator is responsible  for maintaining, updating, and securing
WordPress blog. Provides technical support to Blog
 Coordinator and columnists. Solicits improvements and plugin  suggestions
om RUSA members for RUSA Voices Coordinates with RUSA Webmaster on the
technical specifications and the integration of the RUSA Blog with RUSA News,
RUSA Website, and social media.
Collaborates with Blog Coordinator, Publications and Communications Committee,
and RUSA staff to ensure Blog meets RUSA branding standards.
Serves ex-officio on RUSA Publications  and Communications Committee

Columnists
Writes and posts 6+ articles per year
Serves as peer reviewer for other columnists as needed
RUSA Member

Recruitment Process:
The committee will accept applications from RUSA members for all positions
thru June 17, 2016. The committee  will conduct interviews for the RUSA Blog
and Website Coordinators. Once the Blog Coordinator is selected, that
individual will lead the selection process for columnists.

Background:
In 2013, an Emerging Leader’s  project created the blog “Chasing Reference”.
This blog was a great way for members and new librarians to create content,
share their experiences, and highlight trends within the profession. The
Publications and Communications committee began RUSA Voices,
 and would like to see the blog continue. Additionally, the current RUSA Blog
has been rebranded as RUSA News with the RUSA office as the content creators
which allows for the opportunity for a member driven blog.

Shannon Jones, RUSA Publications and Communications.

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Discussion Call for Proposal: Chapters/Essays on Best Practices or Resources supporting APA communities, or Perspectives from APA Librarians

by Twanna Hodge on Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 03:00 pm

CFP: Chapters/Essays on Best Practices or Resources supporting APA communities, or Perspectives from APA Librarians

The deadline is July 18, 2016. 

CFP: Chapters/Essays on Best Practices or Resources supporting APA communities, or Perspectives from APA Librarians

The deadline is July 18, 2016. 

We are looking for essays for this exciting new book! This edited volume is tentatively titledAsian Pacific American Librarians and Library Services Today (in contract with Rowman & Littlefield.) The book will bring together contributions from librarians who are of Asian and Pacific (APA) heritage and their work experiences, and/or librarians who support APA communities and their best practices in the United States.

For consideration, please submit an abstract proposal no more than 150 words (1-2 paragraphs) and a brief professional bio to APAlibrarianship@gmail.com by July 18, 2016. The book is scheduled to come out in 2017. We are seeking abstract proposals that address the topics below.

To start this discussion, this edited volume explores ways that libraries support APA communities through services and resources.

 

  •          
  • Who are the APA communities that these libraries serve?       
  • What do these APA communities need from their libraries?
  • How do libraries serve these communities?

 

We approach these questions by considering the diversity of APA communities thriving in the US, the different kinds of libraries and archives (academic, public, school, special), their functions in relation to these APA communities, and the successes and challenges of these efforts. The volume would conclude with a discussion of what's ahead for serving the needs of the diverse and vibrant APA communities in the US.

 In this volume, APA is defined broadly: heritage from East, Southeast, and South Asia, and Pacific Islands including Hawaiians. The book will aim to cover and provide resources to support different APA communities: from Hmong, Laotian, Burmese to Chinese, Japanese, Nepalese, Bengali communities, etc., and in the contexts of language, religious, cultural and social diversities. We will also include experiences about APA librarians with mixed heritages and adoption experiences.

 The following is a list of sections that will be included:

 Section 1: Who is the APA community and what do these communities need from their libraries?  Several chapters covering case studies of the diversity of communities we serve, layered by different types of library settings (academic, public, school, special).

  • ·         Academic

o    Information literacy

o    International students

o    Campus engagement

o    Staffing and Retention

o    Celebration of APA heritage, other cultural programming (Lunar New Year events, etc.)

o    Collections Building

 

  • ·         Public

o    language resources, community center, ESL resources, children's programming, etc.

o    Outreach, advocacy.

o    Staffing and Retention

o    Collections Building

o    Celebration of APA heritage, other cultural programming (Lunar New Year events, etc.)

 

  • ·         School

o    Children's programming

o    Staffing

o    Collections Building

o    Celebration of APA heritage and other cultural programming

 

  • ·         Special

o    Health/Medical resources and services

o    Government and Legal resources and services

o    Museum/NGO Digital Collections

o    Underserved or emerging sectors: adoptees, elderly, at-risk youths, and new immigrants

o    Celebration of APA heritage

o    Archives of culture and history (oral histories, digital archives, curation of history and heritage, etc.

 Section 2: Current issues/Gaps/Challenges ahead.

  • ·         Recruitment/retention/mentorship (best practices, systemic problems, library school student perspective-recent grad).
  • ·         Sustained structural integration of diversity in collections, resources, services, programming.
  • ·         Ongoing assessment of communities' needs/agility to meet evolving needs.
  • ·         Cultivating APA library leaders (on social justice, diversity, inclusion, impacting the profession).
  • ·         Strengthening professional networks with strategic partnerships (ethnic caucuses, other partners in ALA--SRRT, IRRT, IFLA, JCLC, LBGTRT, etc.).

 

The volume will be edited by Janet H. Clarke (Stony Brook University), Raymond Pun (Fresno State), and Monnee Tong (San Diego Public Library).

 If you have any questions or would like further information, please email us at APAlibrarianship@gmail.com

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Discussion Information Technology and Web Services Librarian, CSU San Bernardino (apply by July 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 10:02 am

Information Technology and Web Services Librarian

The California State University, San Bernardino’s (CSUSB) John M. Pfau Library (http://library.csusb.edu/ ) invites applications from forward-looking, collaborative, service-focused librarians to provide the leadership and effective communication to continually enhance, enrich, and advance the library’s information technologies and Web services.

Information Technology and Web Services Librarian

The California State University, San Bernardino’s (CSUSB) John M. Pfau Library (http://library.csusb.edu/ ) invites applications from forward-looking, collaborative, service-focused librarians to provide the leadership and effective communication to continually enhance, enrich, and advance the library’s information technologies and Web services.

CSUSB is situated in the Inland Empire region, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, with a growing enrollment of just over 20,000 students. The campus has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Minority Serving Institution (>50% underrepresented minority student body), a Hispanic Serving Institution (>25% Latino student body), and Title V eligible (significant number of low income students). Both the campus and library have recently named social justice as a core value in their strategic plans and encourage applicants from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to help us fulfill the library’s mission of serving a diverse community.

Responsibilities: The Information Technology and Web Services Librarian (ITWSL) is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the dean of the Pfau Library. As head of the Library Information Technology unit, the ITWSL supervises an IT Support Supervisor and an Assistant Web Developer, and oversees the Innovation Lab, a space with 3D scanning and printing, circuitry kits, virtual reality headgear, and more. Developing, implementing, overseeing, and promoting new and existing innovative information technologies and Web services, the ITWSL also leads the library’s effort to enhance its virtual spaces, working closely with library faculty and staff to develop and expand online library services in alignment with the library’s mission and strategic plan.

The position serves on library, campus, and CSU technology committees and communicates information between these entities, including chairing the Library Information Technology Council and documenting plans, procedures, and outcomes. The ITWSL will administer ExLibris’ PRIMO, the library’s future discovery layer, and may provide some combination of reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based upon knowledge and experience. All librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the tenure standards for faculty at the university. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.

Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; knowledge of current and developing information technologies, standards, and trends in academic libraries; ability to collaboratively implement innovative technologies and Web services while communicating effectively with patrons, library staff, faculty, and campus Information Technology Services; record of leadership; experience in designing, developing, and maintaining Web sites; capacity to thrive in a diverse campus community and a willingness to learn from and foster an inclusive environment with others, regardless of ethnic, linguistic, religious, or socio-economic background, nationality, gender identity, sexuality, or ability.

Preferred Qualifications: Two or more years of progressively responsible library information technology experience; supervisory experience; history of employment in academic libraries; experience or coursework in reference, library instruction, and collection development; in-depth subject knowledge or interest in several academic disciplines; knowledge of PHP, JavaScript, SQL, CSS, and Drupal; knowledge or experience administering ExLibris’ PRIMO; experience working with APIs; understanding of usability design and assessment, responsive Web design, and current accessibility standards.

Terms of Appointment: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3. The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian with a starting salary of $63,500. In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas—Professional Assignment; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service—as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty and staff, and library and division administration. Benefits: Generous medical, dental and vision benefits, and support for moving expenses available.

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

To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest, a resume, unofficial transcripts of all graduate work, and three letters of recommendation no more than two years old. Review of applications begins July, 18, 2016. Apply online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/1445919/library-it-web...

Questions? Contact Bonnie Petry, Chair of the Search Committee, bpetry@csusb.edu

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

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

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

Brent Singleton. 1998 Spectrum Scholar
Coordinator for Reference Services
Pfau Library
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
909-537-5083
bsinglet@csusb.edu

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Discussion Reference and Instruction Librarian (Business), SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library (apply by June 28)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 09:28 am

Reference and Instruction Librarian (Business)

View the complete job description and apply online: https://jobs.geneseo.edu/postings/1151

Reference and Instruction Librarian (Business)

View the complete job description and apply online: https://jobs.geneseo.edu/postings/1151

SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, reference and instruction librarian. This individual will serve as liaison to the School of Business, the Center for Inquiry, Discovery and Development, and other campus programs associated with business, entrepreneurship, service learning, and career services. We are looking for a team member with a commitment to user services who can thrive in an environment that encourages experimentation and creativity. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to collaborative work and strong outreach skills.

Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with library colleagues and department faculty, develop and provide specialized information literacy instruction for the School of Business and other departments as needed.
  • Provide research support and outreach to academic departments, student services, and community programs related to entrepreneurship, business, undergraduate research, and applied learning.
  • Develop the library’s evolving program for undergraduate library reference interns and work with library staff to develop applied learning opportunities within Milne library.
  • Participate in the library’s general instruction program for undergraduates.
  • Engage in collection development and information resources management. 
  • Develop and manage online resources and tools (such as subject guides, tutorials, and assessments) to support information literacy instruction.
  • In collaboration with librarians, faculty, and staff, support digital scholarship initiatives. 
  • Participate in the library’s scholarly communication program with a focus on staying current with scholarly communication developments in business related fields and fostering a dialog with School of Business faculty and students.
  • Participate on library teams in support of the library’s mission.

​Required qualifications:​

  • Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent.
  • Reference service experience.
  • Teaching experience.

​Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience using business resources or databases.
  • Experience supervising student employees or interns.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to learn new technologies and their applications to instruction.​

Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by June 28, 2016.

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Discussion Youth Services Librarian, Arlington County Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 08:51 am

YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN

Apply at http://bit.ly/1sr2WrS 

The Arlington County Department of Libraries is committed to providing innovative, high-quality services to its diverse community by offering access to information, promoting the joy of reading and creating welcoming spaces for learning and discourse.

YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN

Apply at http://bit.ly/1sr2WrS 

The Arlington County Department of Libraries is committed to providing innovative, high-quality services to its diverse community by offering access to information, promoting the joy of reading and creating welcoming spaces for learning and discourse.

The successful candidate will be responsible for participating in system wide planning for youth services as well as for organizing, implementing, and evaluating a complete program of library services for young people from birth through high school at the branch level; assisting with the management of a branch Library; and creating partnerships with local agencies and community groups serving youth. Families served represent a culturally diverse population including a significant number of Spanish speaking individuals with limited English proficiency.

Specific duties include:
Providing reference and reader's advisory service to children and adults of diverse backgrounds, some of them with limited English skills;
Preparing, presenting and evaluating library programs for youth from birth through high school;
Developing partnerships with school and community groups and speaking about library services and materials;
Maintaining balanced collections for youth that meet the needs of the entire community and keeping current with materials published in multiple formats for youth;
Participating in meetings and activities of the branch and library teams serving youth; participating in the planning and development of programs with departmental specialists and other community providers of services for youth;
Acting as branch manager in the absence of the manager;
Assisting with branch administrative duties including monitoring the use of library materials and facilities.
Supervision is provided by the Branch Manager. System-wide participation in Youth Services is coordinated by the Youth Services Coordinator. Professional development is coordinated by the Branch Manager and the Youth Services Coordinator. Collection development assistance is provided by the Youth Services Collections Librarian.
Selection Criteria:
MINIMUM:Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, plus two years of professional experience providing library services which included at least one year providing library services to youth.

SUBSTITUTION: A librarian's certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for the Certification of Librarians may substitute for the Master's Degree.

DESIRABLE: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

a) coursework or experience in early childhood and youth literature;
b) providing public library service using on-line database and internet resources;
c) providing story time and other programs for youth, from birth through age five, in a public library;
d) coordinating the work of others; and/or
e) ability to speak Spanish.

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Discussion Engineering Technology Information Specialist, Purdue University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 08:47 am

Purdue University Libraries seeks an energetic, outgoing, and innovative Engineering Technology Information Specialist (ETIS) to join a collaborative, dynamic team of information professionals who carry out a robust program of integrated information literacy, data services, scholarly communication, and collaborative research, and, as a Libraries faculty member, contribute to research and scholarship in these areas.

Purdue University Libraries seeks an energetic, outgoing, and innovative Engineering Technology Information Specialist (ETIS) to join a collaborative, dynamic team of information professionals who carry out a robust program of integrated information literacy, data services, scholarly communication, and collaborative research, and, as a Libraries faculty member, contribute to research and scholarship in these areas.

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute (PPI) was formed as a major initiative of the University to transform undergraduate technology education through student- centered, hands-on, immersive learning experiences (https://polytechnic.purdue.edu/Transformation). Purdue funded the ETIS as a new position to address the increased information needs of this pedagogic approach. This position will expand the role of the Libraries, which already includes integrated IL instruction for all first-year students and the development of curricula and student outcomes for the newly created, competency-based Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology degree. The ETIS will work collaboratively with librarians and members of the PPI to further articulate the role of information and information literacy in the curriculum and the research of the Polytechnic. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and to promoting a multicultural environment for learning.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Engineering Technology Information Specialist, liaison to between two and four departments in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, provides instruction and collaborates on scholarly communication and data services initiatives; makes connections among the Polytechnic, other disciplinary faculty on campus, and other units of the Libraries to enable greater research productivity and sustainable publication and dissemination of scholarship and data; participates in the development of informed learning activities in support of the University’s core curriculum that requires both foundational and embedded information literacy outcomes for all undergraduates; and contributes to Libraries-wide initiatives and participates in faculty governance of the Libraries. As a member of the Libraries faculty the PIS must articulate a research agenda that explores questions within their area of specialization.

Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or a PhD in a relevant discipline; evidence of a proactive, user-centered vision for information services; strong interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively; familiarity with current trends in instructional best practices and data curation services. Ability to adjust to and accommodate the evolving nature of information services. Commitment to engage in research and scholarship, and ability to achieve promotion and tenure.

Desired: Experience developing and implementing active learning techniques in a curricular setting; for applicants with MLS degrees, a degree in science, technology, engineering or experience providing science and/or technical information services is desired.

Salary and benefits: Salary commensurate with experience in the context of Purdue University’s salary structure. Faculty tenure-track position with a twelve-month appointment. Rank of assistant professor. Start-up funds in support of research are provided for computer/software/equipment, for travel/ professional development, and for a half time graduate assistant for two years. Purdue provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes retirement benefits as well as health, disability and life insurance, 22 annual vacation days, and tuition support for employee, children, and spouse/ same sex domestic partner. Purdue University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Application process: To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of at least three references via email to Carole Tolley, Libraries Human Resources Coordinator, at libhr@purdue.edu.
When applying:
• Place “ETIS” in the subject line of the email.

In the cover letter:
• Describe your interest in engineering technology librarianship;
• Address the required qualifications;
• In keeping with Purdue Libraries commitment to advancing diversity in
all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement, the cover letter must address at least one of these areas, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
Nominations for the position will be accepted and should be sent to the same email address. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Carole Tolley at 765-494-2899 or the above email address. A background check will be required for this position.

The full position announcement can also be found at: www.lib.purdue.edu/ about/employment.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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