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Dear Spectrum Community,

14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, will kick-off our year-long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference with a cocktail reception on Sunday June 25, 2017 from 4-6pm at 19 East Gallery in Chicago. A minimum donation of the $20 ticket purchase includes hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

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Discussion Senior Librarian, Palo Alto City Library eBranch

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 08:50 am

Come and work with me in Palo Alto! I moved cross-country for this job and it was the best decision I made in 2016.  Please get in touch if you have any questions about working or living in the Bay Area.

Ana Elisa de Campos Salles
LITA Committee on Diversity & Inclusion
Spectrum Advisory Committee
Director-at-large, GLBT Round Table Executive Board
Councilor-at-large, American Library Association
My pronouns are she, her, hers
2011 ALA Spectrum Scholar
2013 ALA Emerging Leader

Come and work with me in Palo Alto! I moved cross-country for this job and it was the best decision I made in 2016.  Please get in touch if you have any questions about working or living in the Bay Area.

Ana Elisa de Campos Salles
LITA Committee on Diversity & Inclusion
Spectrum Advisory Committee
Director-at-large, GLBT Round Table Executive Board
Councilor-at-large, American Library Association
My pronouns are she, her, hers
2011 ALA Spectrum Scholar
2013 ALA Emerging Leader

Attention innovators!

The Palo Alto City Library eBranch re-imagines the Library as the best place on the Internet. We bring serendipity, mobility and elegant design to the library experience. Innovation is our passion. We can't help ourselves! We are a skilled, inspired and vision-focused team. We are making the library's digital future.

Palo Alto City Library is looking for an experienced and energetic librarian who shares our love of innovation to join the Library's eBranch team. The successful candidate is expected to have strong web management skills and in-depth knowledge of using electronic resources to provide customer service. Successful candidates will have a record demonstrating professional excellence, outstanding communication skills, and a knack for thinking outside the box.

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Discussion Head Librarian, Penn State Behrend (apply by July 5)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 08:47 am

Head Librarian, Penn State Behrend
Penn State University Libraries
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/behrendhead

Head Librarian, Penn State Behrend
Penn State University Libraries
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/behrendhead

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of Head Librarian at Penn State Behrend. This tenure-track faculty position is responsible for overall library administration and services at the Behrend Library, including supervision of faculty and full-time staff, collection development, reference and instruction services, library facilities, coordination of information technology, outreach to the community, collaboration with University Libraries and campus administrators to meet strategic goals, assessment of library services, coordination of development activities with development officers of Penn State Behrend and University Libraries, and oversight of the library budget. The Head Librarian serves as a liaison between Penn State Behrend and University Libraries. The successful candidate will be able to leverage University Libraries initiatives and resources to contribute to campus level goals.

The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Qualifications:

Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); ability to work independently and collaboratively; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; a strong public service orientation, and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service. Please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/policies/ul-hrg07 to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:

Post-degree experience in an academic library with increasing levels of responsibility; and experience training and supervising staff, interns, or student assistants.

Environment:

The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

Penn State Behrend (http://www.behrend.psu.edu) is a comprehensive four-year and residential college of Penn State in Erie, Pennsylvania. The college is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and outreach, and prides itself on the balance it achieves between teaching and research. Located on a beautiful, wooded hilltop campus, Penn State Behrend offers its 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students an inspiring and technologically advanced environment characterized by close student/faculty interaction. The School of Engineering is a US News top 50 undergraduate engineering school and has over 1,450 students in our ABET accredited programs. Erie, a metropolitan area of 280,000, is located on Lake Erie`s beautiful Presque Isle Bay. The region offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, including Pennsylvania’s most popular state park. Erie County is a major industrial, medical, service, and tourism center, and is within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. Residents benefit from a rejuvenated Bayfront District while enjoying a modest cost of living and affordable housing. There are five colleges in the area.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Application Instructions:

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/behrendhead. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin July 5, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

 

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Discussion Head Librarian, Penn State Worthington Scranton (apply by July 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 08:46 am

Head Librarian, Penn State Worthington Scranton
Penn State University Libraries
https://libraries.psu.edu/worthingtonscrantonhead

Head Librarian, Penn State Worthington Scranton
Penn State University Libraries
https://libraries.psu.edu/worthingtonscrantonhead

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of Head Librarian at Penn State Worthington Scranton. This tenure-track faculty position is responsible for overall library administration and services at the Worthington Scranton Library, including supervision of faculty and full-time staff, collection development, reference and instruction services, library facilities, coordination of information technology, outreach to the community, collaboration with University Libraries and campus administrators to meet strategic goals, assessment of library services, coordination of development activities with development officers of Penn State Worthington Scranton and University Libraries, and oversight of the library budget. The Head Librarian serves as a liaison between Penn State Worthington Scranton and University Libraries. The successful candidate will be able to leverage University Libraries initiatives and resources to contribute to campus level goals.

The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Qualifications:

Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); ability to work independently and collaboratively; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; a strong public service orientation, and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service. Please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/policies/ul-hrg07 to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:

Post-degree experience in an academic library with increasing levels of responsibility; and experience training and supervising staff, interns, or student assistants.

Environment:

The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

Penn State Worthington Scranton has the appeal of a small, private college, with the name recognition and prestige of a major research university. Steeped in tradition, and enriched through advancement, Penn State Worthington Scranton provides an excellent education and social surroundings in a fast paced environment that offers real world experience. Penn State Worthington Scranton is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1,200 students. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as 10 baccalaureate degrees and 5 associate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Worthington Scranton have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting. For more information about the campus, visit http://www.psu.edu/ur/cmpcoll.html.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Application Instructions:

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/worthingtonscrantonhead. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin July 10, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Discussion Head Librarian, Penn State Brandywine (apply by July 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 08:42 am

Head Librarian, Penn State Brandywine
Penn State University Libraries
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/brandywinehead

Head Librarian, Penn State Brandywine
Penn State University Libraries
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/brandywinehead

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of Head Librarian at Penn State Brandywine. This tenure-track faculty position is responsible for overall library administration and services at the Brandywine Library, including supervision of faculty and full-time staff, collection development, reference and instruction services, library facilities, coordination of information technology, outreach to the community, collaboration with University Libraries and campus administrators to meet strategic goals, assessment of library services, coordination of development activities with development officers of Penn State Brandywine and University Libraries, and oversight of the library budget. The Head Librarian serves as a liaison between Penn State Brandywine and University Libraries. The successful candidate will be able to leverage University Libraries initiatives and resources to contribute to campus level goals.

The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Qualifications:

Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); ability to work independently and collaboratively; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; a strong public service orientation, and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service. Please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/policies/ul-hrg07 to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:

Post-degree experience in an academic library with increasing levels of responsibility; and experience training and supervising staff, interns, or student assistants.

Environment:

The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

Penn State Brandywine is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide and shares in the University’s international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and service. It is a small, suburban, undergraduate campus located on 90 acres on the western side of the greater Philadelphia region, and enrolls approximately 1700 students. Penn State Brandywine offers the first two years of study for most of Penn State`s more than 160 degree programs. In addition students may enroll on campus in twelve baccalaureate degrees, and three associate degrees. Students and faculty at Penn State Brandywine have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. For more information about the campus, visit http://brandywine.psu.edu/.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Application Instructions:

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/brandywinehead. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin July 10, 2017 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Discussion Information Technology Specialist II, Solano County Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 09:44 am

Solano County Library is hiring for Information Technology Specialist II

Solano County Library is hiring for Information Technology Specialist II

The Information Specialist II position is responsible for initiating, coordinating, and facilitating data and business systems support and assistance to Library staff, operating and maintaining servers and networks, and assorted other IT-related duties. This position requires the use of considerable independence and initiative. The ideal candidate for this position will be a customer and community minded individual with a positive outlook in facing the challenges of working in a fast-paced, diverse environment and the ability to welcome change in a continuously evolving organization.

Recruitment #17-463070-01
Approximate Salary: $62,523.81 - $75,998.08/year
RECRUITMENT PERIOD - Closing Date: 06/16/2017 5:00:00 PM
Contact Information: Meoshi Hayes (707) 784-6309
For more information, please visit: https://www.jobaps.com/solano/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=17&R2=463070&R3=01

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Discussion Director of Library Services, Ashford University Library - San Diego, CA

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jun 5, 2017 at 09:42 am

Director of Library Services

Director of Library Services

Are you a librarian who likes to inspire and lead in a fast-paced, future-focused academic library? Do you enjoy managing projects that can improve the lives of thousands of motivated adult learners? If so, we have the perfect job for you! Bridgepoint is looking to implement innovative solutions that improve access to the Ashford University Library’s and University of the Rockies Library’s electronic resources and services in support of student learning. We are seeking an energetic, forward-thinking Library Director to develop and manage these solutions, lead the library team’s involvement in curriculum development and instruction, oversee the Library’s instructional media creation and implementation, guide reference services and outreach initiatives, and direct a team of innovative librarians across these two excellent universities. 

Position Summary:

The Bridgepoint Education, Director of Library Services position is a full-time employment opportunity. The Director of Library Services shall lead the organization’s Library Services team, particularly through development and implementation of a strategic plan aligned with organizational priorities.  This professional leads the development and implementation of the budget, allocation of resources, information literacy initiatives, personalized services, scalable solutions, collections development and evaluation, and assessment of the effectiveness of library strategies.  This leader is comfortable with, and skilled at, a variety of technologies consistent with the best practices of online Library Services.  The Director of Library Services is proficient at supporting Library Services across a variety of locations, while leading a diverse team of professionals. This innovative, leading edge, and forward thinking Director of Library Services position is grounded in the best qualities of traditional libraries and libraries designed to serve today’s learners in an online environment.  S/he effectively maximizes practices consistent with the User Experience.  This individual must embrace high quality library services, student-centered solutions, and a commitment to responding to the needs of all learners. This professional must also be a continuous learner who is comfortable learning new technologies and in developing effective approaches to supporting learners often described as nontraditional and who balance competing priorities while pursuing academic goals.  

The position is located in San Diego, CA with some travel to the University of the Rockies offices in Denver, CO.   The position will be open until the right candidate is found.  

Click here to view the official job posting and to apply:  https://www.bridgepointeducation.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=11979

Feel free to email me with any questions.

Rebecca Nowicki

REBECCA NOWICKI, MLIS / MANAGER OF REFERENCE AND FACULTY SERVICES

Ashford University / Library

rebecca.nowicki@ashford.edu

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Discussion Submit ACS Publications Travel Grant for Librarians Applications By June 16th

by Twanna Hodge on Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 08:37 am

ACS Publications is excited to announce our call for applications for our Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC (August 20-24, 2017).

Applications are due Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5 PM Eastern Time. 

ACS Publications is excited to announce our call for applications for our Travel Grant for Librarians and Library School Students to attend the 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC (August 20-24, 2017).

Applications are due Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5 PM Eastern Time. 

ACS Publications is encouraging librarians who have never attended ACS National Meeting, or who have not attended in the last five years, to apply for this travel grant. This is an opportunity to network with the community of librarians, researchers, exhibitors, and ACS staff at this national conference. Full-time library school students are also encouraged to apply to network and learn more about the exciting field of academic librarianship.

Learn more about the ACS National Meeting from our previous Travel Grant recipients:

Applications are now being accepted. Please see below for application requirements and submission instructions.

Program Details:

Amount: Up to $2500 for travel expenses + registration to the conference

Number of Awards: Up to two available per meeting

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time librarian, or full-time library school student at an ALA-accredited institution
  • Never attended an ACS National Meeting, or have not attended in the last five years, and be able to attend the entire conference (August 20-24)

Expectations of Awardee:

  • Attend the ACS Division of Chemical Information Welcoming Reception and Poster Session (Sunday)
  • Meet with ACS Publications staff during National Meeting
  • Serve on the Award Committee for the next National Meeting travel grant
  • Write an article for ACS Axial (axial.acs.org) after the meeting on their first time experience, advice, and takeaways from the meeting

An institutional subscription to ACS Publications is NOT required.

Award Committee:

  • Previous Travel Grant Recipients and ACS Publications staff

To apply for the travel grant, please submit the following in a single PDF to Michael Qiu, M_Qiu@acs.org:

  • CV or Resume
  • Short essay (no more than 750 words) on how attending the ACS National Meeting will benefit your education/career and what you hope to get out of attending the conference
  • Professional References (Optional)

Applications are due Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5 PM Eastern Time. Applicants will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. Award recipients will be contacted no later than Wednesday, July 5.

Questions? Please contact Michael Qiu, Library Relations Manager, M_Qiu@acs.org.

If you have comments or questions for the author of this post, please e-mail: Axial@acs.org.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Digital Archives and Innovative Services - special issues of International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS)

by Twanna Hodge on Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 08:32 am

Submission Due Date 6/19/2017
CFP URL: http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers-special/international-journal-library-information-services/177099

Guest Editors
Ms. Sangeeta N. Dhamdhere

Submission Due Date 6/19/2017
CFP URL: http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers-special/international-journal-library-information-services/177099

Guest Editors
Ms. Sangeeta N. Dhamdhere

Introduction
The International Journal of Library and Information Services is a platform of library professionals as well as software professionals to contribute their research work and innovative ideas in this field. This journal invites high quality research papers, case studies, book reviews from all over the globe. The main objective of this journal is spreading current research and innovations going on in digital library systems to all LIS and software personnel.

Objective
This Special Issue will focus on how academic as well as research libraries are offering digital library services to cope up with the changing needs of the user. This issue aims to explore digitization, copyright issues, institutional repository and archives management as a challenge in front of all library professionals. Many open source software being used in libraries and many new features is being introduced in these digital library software. Open access publishing and open archive initiatives are adopted by many top university libraries to support research.

Recommended Topics
This Special issue is purely on Digital library systems, innovations, and digital commons. We are inviting research manuscripts on the following themes:

- Digital Library Softwares
- Open Source softwares
- FOSS for digital libraries
- Open Access Initiatives
- Open Institutional Repositories
- Digital resources/contents
- Creative Commons
- Digital Commons
- Online Publishing
- Copyrights related to digital contents
- Future trends in digital libraries
- Digital library management
- Archives management
- Challenges and opportunities
- E-Discovery tools 
- Content management softwares(CMS)
- Federated Searches in digital library system

Submission Procedure
Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Ms. Sangeeta N. Dhamdhere
Email: modernlibrary.sangeeta@gmail.com

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Discussion ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 02:09 pm

ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships
The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is a robust and ever more diverse and inclusive community of practitioners who advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. The 2017 DLF Forum will be held October 23-25 at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships
The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is a robust and ever more diverse and inclusive community of practitioners who advance research, learning, social justice, and the public good through the creative design and wise application of digital library technologies. The 2017 DLF Forum will be held October 23-25 at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

The DLF Forum typically achieves good gender balance, both for speakers and attendees—but our project to increase participant diversity and create an ever more inclusive community is an ongoing one. To this end, DLF began partnering with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in 2013 to welcome “Forum Fellows from Underrepresented Groups,” now known as the ARL+DLF Forum Fellowships.
These fellowships are designed to offset travel and lodging expenses associated with attending the Forum. ARL+DLF Forum Fellows additionally receive complimentary full registration to the Forum (up to a $750 value) and an invitation to special networking events. Fellows will be required to write a blog post about their experiences at the Forum, to be published by the DLF and shared in ARL news venues.

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants should identify as members of a group (or groups) underrepresented among digital library and cultural heritage practitioners. These include—but are not limited to—people of Hispanic or Latino, Black or African-American, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, First Nations, American Indian, or Alaskan Native descent. Applications from people who could contribute to the diversity of the Forum in other ways are also warmly welcomed.

https://www.diglib.org/forums/2017forum/2017-forum-fellowships/

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Discussion Digital Collections Librarian, Virginia Tech (apply by June 26)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 09:31 am

Digital Collections Librarian
Posting Number: AP0170144

Digital Collections Librarian
Posting Number: AP0170144

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:
The Digital Collections Librarian manages digital collections for Virginia Tech University Libraries’ Digital Imaging program by accomplishing the following:
- Work with technologies such as Omeka and metadata editors to enhance access to digitized cultural heritage collections and scientific specimens.
- Design, evaluate, and adjust appropriate workflows for ingest and collection management.
- Oversee and conduct collection quality control, edit and enhance metadata, and authority control.
- Ensure new and existing collections are well organized, and collection- and item- level descriptive practices adhere to local standards and policies.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help expand a digital imaging program at a Carnegie R1: Research University and ARL member library. The successful applicant will work with diverse collections of 3D images, digitized archival materials, cultural heritage artifacts, audio-visual formats, and biodiversity specimens. The Digital Collections Librarian will report to the Assistant Director for Digital Imaging and Preservation Services.

Responsibilities:
- Coordinate program for internal and external preservation needs for library collections, digital humanities research, and the cultural heritage of Virginia.
- Manage online access, collection management, and metadata for digital objects from the Digital Imaging and Preservation Unit.
- Use appropriate metadata standards to describe and organize digital collections in a digital library.
- Oversee and conduct quality control for metadata and collections.

Required Qualifications:
- M.L.S. degree from an ALA-accredited graduate program or equivalent degree
- Experience managing and describing digital collections
- Excellent interpersonal, analytical, oral, and written communication skills
- Knowledge of metadata standards, such as Dublin Core, Darwin Core, METS, MODS.
- Knowledge of digital formats (image, audio, video, object, text) and their associated best practices for online access.
- Ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with diverse teams across departments and disciplines
- Project management skills, including planning, organization, and time management.
- Demonstrated ability to adjust priorities, manage time wisely, and make quick, effective decisions in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, oral, and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with batch processing related to digital curation is a high priority
- Experience with repository or other digital collections software such as Omeka, DSpace, Fedora, or similar
- Professional experience working in an academic library
- Knowledge of current issues in digital libraries.
- Experience executing command-line scripts.

Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.vt.edu. The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, and names of three (3) references and their contact information.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/76588

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Range: $48,000 minimum, dependent on qualifications and experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Library
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8am-5pm M-F or as assigned
Job Posting Date: 05/26/2017
Review Begin Date: 06/26/2017
Job Close Date: 06/26/2017
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/76588

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