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Discussion Call for Papers for Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities 2017

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 08:43 am

Deadline is April 30, 2017.

Location: United Kingdom 
What: The cultural value of collections and the creative economy

When: Monday, 27th - Wednesday 29th November 2017
Where: The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ

Deadline is April 30, 2017.

Location: United Kingdom 
What: The cultural value of collections and the creative economy

When: Monday, 27th - Wednesday 29th November 2017
Where: The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ

 
Summary

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities (DCDC) is the conference of collaboration between the archive, library, museum and academic sectors. Now in its fifth year, DCDC provides a platform for colleagues to come together in joint conversation, looking beyond their own specialisms to forge new partnerships and enhance the social, cultural and economic impact of our unique collections.

 DCDC17: The cultural value of collections and the creative economy

In today’s uncertain political and economic climate the ability to demonstrate why heritage and culture matter – and to whom - has never been more important or relevant. The ways in which we gather, measure and present evidence of cultural value and impact has attracted increasing attention in recent years, as emphasis has led to a stronger focus on the experience of individuals and of communities. Archives, libraries, museums and heritage organisations across the UK and further afield have played a leading role in this movement. They have actively looked to examine, capture and measure the wider social, cultural and economic impact of their collections, and to engage more effectively with a wider variety of audiences. Work in this area continues to evolve, as does the need for new and better ways of evidencing value and impact through continuing research and the effective sharing of experiences within and between sectors. DCDC17 will consider how, by working collaboratively through networks of inter and crossdisciplinary initiatives, we can continue to improve and develop methodologies in order to build a strong evidence base to demonstrate the cultural value of collections and their contribution to the creative economy.

DCDC17 welcomes proposals on collaborative projects involving library, archive, museum, heritage and cultural sectors in partnership with communities, scholars, education and funders.

For 2017, we would particularly be interested on submissions within the following themes:

• Heritage and the human experience: hidden voices, social cohesion, diversity and public wellbeing.

• The cultural landscape: heritage buildings, regeneration, and engaging audiences with real and imagined environments.

• Curative collections: understanding and reflecting voices in conflict, dissent, displacement, repatriation and recovery.

• New value in old things: opening up collections through original research, heritage science, the internet, and digital technology.

• Collections and enterprise: the challenges and opportunities of utilising collections for revenue generation, managing the relationship between culture and the corporate, and overcoming the hurdles of copyright.

• Innovative interpretations: presenting traditional collections to new audiences through art, design, and performance.

• Measuring value: holistic value frameworks, benchmarking, cultural and academic partnerships, impact, and the REF.

• The politics of collections: advocacy for collections, funding, institutional and community support and investment.

Papers

The conference organisers invite abstracts for the delivery of 20-minute presentations. 10 minutes will be allowed for questions after each presentation. Panels The conference organisers also invite the submission of abstracts for panel proposals. Panels should include three 20-minute papers and include a named panel chair. They can be submitted on any pertinent topic within the conference theme and can include papers relating to an individual project, emerging initiative, or ‘state of the nation’ overview.

Workshops & roundtables

As part of DCDC17 the organisers also welcome proposals for:

• Practical workshops on (but not limited to):

o funding and sustainability

o interactive projects

o education & outreach

• Roundtable sessions by professional networks & societies

All workshops should involve a high level of interactivity and/or training which should be clearly demonstrated in the abstract.

Roundtable sessions should include no more than five speakers speaking for five minutes each. We encourage professional networks and societies to lead on these sessions discussing issues relevant to the conference theme.

Both workshops and roundtables should be open to all conference delegates and require no prior knowledge or preparation.

Submission format

All submissions should be presented in the following format as a word document:

• Name, job title and organisation of speaker/s

• Presentation/panel/workshop title

• A summary of no more than 100 words (this will be printed in the conference programme)

• A more detailed abstract of no more than 300 words

• Any scheduling conflicts for speakers

Contact Info: 

All abstracts should be submitted to both Melanie Cheung (melanie.cheung@rluk.ac.uk) and Laura Tompkins (Laura.Tompkins@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk) by Sunday 30 April. 

Contact Email: 

laura.tompkins@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk

URL: 

http://www.dcdcconference.com/cfp/

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Discussion Curator, Sonoma County Wine Library (apply by May 8)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm

CURATOR, WINE LIBRARY,HEALDSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY FULL-TIME

https://sonomalibrary.org/jobs/scl/open

CURATOR, WINE LIBRARY,HEALDSBURG REGIONAL LIBRARY FULL-TIME

https://sonomalibrary.org/jobs/scl/open

The Sonoma County Library is seeking a customer service driven professional with excellent communication skills and a wine background for its Curator, Sonoma County Wine Library position located in Healdsburg,, CA. The successful leader will bring innovation, a commitment to preserve the region’s wine history and culture, and a problem-solving spirit to the position. The Sonoma County Wine Library is in the heart of the Northern California Wine Country, with plentiful recreational and cultural attractions nearby, ranging from the seashore to the redwoods to bustling San Francisco.

As a special library within a public library setting, the Sonoma County Wine Library serves wine industry professionals, tourists and enthusiasts with aplomb. With collections and services in business and technical resources, rare books portraying the global history of wine, oral histories and archival information detailing the history of wine in the North Coast region, as well as a comprehensive trove of resources spanning every related subject from growing grapes to pairing wine with anything you might think of, the Wine Library is an indispensable resource for historians, wine country tourists, aspiring home winemakers, viticulturists, picking crews, hospitality professionals, and corporate business partners alike.

TO APPLYA formal application is required.  Applications can be obtained from the Library jobs page: http://sonomalibrary.org/sites/default/files/application.pdf. Please send your completed application materials by e-mail to jobapps@sonoma.lib.ca.us or fax to (707) 527-5076, or mail to 211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA  95404. All information must be received by the final filing deadline. Postmarks will not be accepted, nor will unsigned material. Resumes may be included but will not be accepted in lieu of applications. Applicants should include at least the name and contact information for at least one professional and one personal reference.

 

 

Jane Klickman

Administrative Specialist

Sonoma County Library

Central Branch

211 E Street

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

707-545-0831 X1529

Fax: 707-525-9563

jklickman@sonoma.lib.ca.us

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Discussion Reference Assistant Position in Seattle (for admitted or current MLIS students), Seattle Central College Library (apply by May 26)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 01:28 pm

I'd like to let admitted and current MLIS students who are Spectrum Scholars know about the three reference assistant positions we will be hiring for this quarter. These position are in Seattle, WA at Seattle Central College. We'd love to have local Spectrum Scholars apply! 
Kimberly Tate-Malone
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Seattle Central College
Spectrum Scholar 2013-2014

PART-TIME POSITION FOR MLIS STUDENTS
Seattle Central College Library
Three position available

I'd like to let admitted and current MLIS students who are Spectrum Scholars know about the three reference assistant positions we will be hiring for this quarter. These position are in Seattle, WA at Seattle Central College. We'd love to have local Spectrum Scholars apply! 
Kimberly Tate-Malone
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Seattle Central College
Spectrum Scholar 2013-2014

PART-TIME POSITION FOR MLIS STUDENTS
Seattle Central College Library
Three position available

Applications accepted until May 26th
Admitted and currently enrolled MLIS students are invited to apply for reference assistant positions that support information literacy and learning at Seattle Central College, a dynamic and diverse college in an urban setting. Gain valuable reference and instruction skills by working with librarians answering reference questions using a wide range of information resources in multiple formats.
Hours: 6-12 hours weekly during Seattle Central’s academic quarters between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer hours will be Monday through Thursday and may vary. Schedule may change each quarter. Typical schedule is one or two days a week 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Half days may be scheduled as well—exact days and times to be determined. Applicants are asked to make a one-year commitment to the position. Summer quarter work begins June 26th, 2017.
Hourly Rate: will be $15.00 an hour
Basic Function: Work closely with reference librarians to provide excellent reference services to diverse campus community.
Required: Current enrollment in a graduate program in Library and Information Science.
Preferred: Library coursework and/or experience; an interest in academic librarianship; and three or more quarters of graduate study remaining. First year MLIS students are encouraged to apply.

Typical Work:
• Assist students with recurring quick information and routine reference questions on general subjects and in the use of basic bibliographic tools (e.g., print and online reference books, online catalog, periodical databases, Web, etc.); refer students to appropriate librarians or technicians when necessary
• Create instructional tools, including handouts and research guides (using LibGuides).
• Under the direction of a librarian, provide general library instruction to classes; assist librarians in providing subject specific-library classes.
• Assist students in the Reference Area; explain library procedures, rules, and service policy.
• As directed by a librarian, prepare research guides for assigned subject matter, including print, non-print, and electronic resources.
• Assist with circulation service, acquisitions tasks, shelving reference materials, and other tasks as assigned by librarians.

Please submit resume via UW’s iCareers: https://ischool.uw.edu/current/career-services or to althea.lazzaro@seattlecolleges.edu

 

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Discussion Director of Library Services, John Tyler Community College (apply by May 12)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 01:25 pm

Director of Library Services – FA029 - closes on 05/12/17
Hiring Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Visit http://www.jtcc.edu/about/employment-opportunities/8360 for more information. 

Director of Library Services – FA029 - closes on 05/12/17
Hiring Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Visit http://www.jtcc.edu/about/employment-opportunities/8360 for more information. 

General Information: John Tyler Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education and the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian in the metropolitan Richmond area and at off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler Community College provides quality educational opportunities that inspire student success and community vitality. The College’s vision is a success story for every student.

Responsibilities: John Tyler Community College is seeking a Director of Library Services to administer all aspects of library resources and services. The Director is responsible for planning, budgeting, and staffing in support of the academic programs, faculty teaching, and student learning and will hire, train, supervise and evaluate library personnel. The Director will develop effective working relationships with JTCC students, faculty, staff, and administrators and will actively participate in regional and state professional organizations. The Director will provide library instruction within the library or in classrooms as well as provide reference service in accord with current standards. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Student Success.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited program. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Three years of supervisory experience in a library. Must be comfortable with change and with working in a rapidly changing technological environment. Successful completion and passing of a criminal background check required. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in an academic library. Experience working in a multi-campus environment. Minimum of two years’ experience with library instruction including designing, teaching and assessing. Minimum of two years’ experience in a reference position in a library. Strong organizational habits and skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Application Instructions:

Acceptable application packages are those submitted through the Commonwealth of Virginia career website located at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/. Required: A fully completed state application, CV or resume to include a list of three professional references, cover letter, and copies of all applicable transcripts must be submitted through the career website to receive consideration.

There is a limit on the number and size of attachments that can be uploaded with the application. Documents that are unable to be uploaded in the career website should be sent via email to facultyjobs@jtcc.edu immediately after successfully applying to the position. Please do not submit the same document in the system and by email.

The career website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application has been submitted. Please refer to your online account for the status of your application and the status of this position. Incomplete applications, application which state “see resume”, or is missing supplemental document(s) will not be accepted and considered incomplete. Applications submitted through other websites, such as Indeed, are not considered as applying to the position. Should you need assistance or have questions, please contact Cherie Watts at (804) 594-1417 or via the email address listed above.

John Tyler Community College embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion that empowers anyone from anywhere to be successful in their academic and professional pursuits. We strive to provide an environment that is enriching to all by understanding and appreciating our dimensions of diversity, becoming global citizens, and welcoming new ways of engaging the unique contributions of all people.

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Discussion Research + Instruction Librarian (Sciences) - Rhode Island School of Design (apply by May 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

Research + Instruction Librarian (Sciences) - Rhode Island School of Design
Posting/Job Site Here: https://careers.risd.edu/postings/1532

The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for the full-time position of Research + Instruction Librarian with a focus on the sciences, to start in August 2017.

Research + Instruction Librarian (Sciences) - Rhode Island School of Design
Posting/Job Site Here: https://careers.risd.edu/postings/1532

The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for the full-time position of Research + Instruction Librarian with a focus on the sciences, to start in August 2017.

We recognize diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to our learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experiences, scholarship, service, and/or professional practice has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

In this newly conceived entry-level position, the Librarian will engage in research, reference, collection development, and instruction, with an emphasis in the sciences (broadly defined but with a particular emphasis on the natural sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences). The Librarian will work collaboratively to shape and implement multiple literacy practices within the library and on campus. In this capacity, the Librarian will have an affinity for, experience in, and/or an articulated understanding of broad interrelated and creative thinking about art, design, and science information and practice.

The Librarian will be based in Fleet Library and will work in collaboration with library staff as well as other colleagues in the other units within the Dean of Libraries' interdisciplinary community -- The Nature Lab, Campus Exhibitions, and the Writing Center.

We see the Library as a laboratory and platform for creativity and ideas. We seek to create an environment that understands and respects the past while inventing the future. Our approach to research, instruction, and collection development emphasizes strong disciplinary focus with an interdisciplinary and intersectional lens.

As a member of the Research and Instruction team, the Science Librarian engages in research and professional development, library instruction, research assistance, and collection development related to the sciences -- with an emphasis on the intersection of science and art practices, broadly defined. In addition, the candidate will engage in outreach to the RISD community -- encouraging and creating connections across campus -- as well as chair a library committee based on skills and interests. This is a newly imagined position and it reports to the Dean of Libraries.

Required Qualifications
The ideal candidate is an individual interested in defining, experimenting with, and building information systems, collections, and instruction related to and inspired by the sciences as well as art and design. We are seeking a colleague who has demonstrated (in scholarship, community engagement, education, or practice) creativity and curiosity within the field of librarianship.
• ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Degree (or relevant experience) in a scientific discipline -- with particular emphasis in biology, mathematics, design science, or the physical sciences.
• One to three years professional experience providing research, reference, instruction, or public service in a library, laboratory, or research setting.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills are critical, as is an ability to think critically and articulate ideas clearly. We are seeking an ideas person who enjoys working on a team and is generous and open to thinking that challenges their own.
• Ability to work collegially and generously within a small team that is flexible and extremely responsive to users.

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of contemporary art, architecture, and design, and an awareness of cross-disciplinary issues in an art school setting.
• Knowledge of print and electronic resources -- particularly open access, open data, and open source resources. We are an art school and this position will support scientific research in that context.
• Ability to use a full range of text and electronic resources in the arts, sciences, and related areas.
• Background in library technologies and emerging technologies -- with a curiosity (and healthy skepticism) about current trends.
• Reading knowledge of a language other than English.
• Fearlessness (with a healthy dose of common sense).
Functions/Duties
• Provide reference and research services by answering questions, advising on appropriate resources, instructing patrons in the use of online and in person catalogs and collections in the arts and sciences.
• Write and edit resources guides and explore platforms for sharing resources and telling the story of research through technologies and tools.
• Provide orientation and research instruction -- in groups and one-on-one -- to RISD students, faculty, and staff with traditional library resources as well as using emerging technologies.
• Support the development of information literacy (and multiple literacy) practices within the library and across campus.
• Participate in the promotion, outreach, and marketing of library collections, resources, services, and projects.
• Contribute to collection development initiatives and build access to science literature and resources with limited resources. Develop a suite of resources that aggregates and curates open access/open data/open source science resources applicable to artists, designers, makers, and creative thinkers across disciplines.
• Serve on library, college faculty, and administrative committees.
• Engage in professional development and research activities to advance the profession, your work, and your development as a librarian, colleague, and member of a local and global community.

The RISD Library was founded in 1877 and is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country. The Library is centrally located in an award-winning adaptive reuse space on the first two floors of a former bank -- the remainder of the building consists of student housing, dining facilities, and storage. The original banking hall serves as the library's stunning main reading room. All of the library's collections reside within the structure -- a luxury that allows for resources to be available to the community at all times.

The Library includes an open stack collection of over 100,000 volumes, including a reference section, 1500 RISD masters' theses, and 330 current periodicals. Specialized collections and storage include another 54,000+ volumes. Print collections focus on art, architecture, and design, with approximately 15% currently focused on supporting areas of the humanities and social and physical sciences. Specialized collections include artists' books, zines, rare books, an institutional archive, a materials resource library, and a picture collection.

The Library is building its digital platforms and currently hosts and operates an online institutional repository -- Digital Commons @RISD -- that collects and presents faculty and student research and creative work, college records and history, and materials from specialized collections.

RISD has a distinguished history of providing inspired leadership in art and design education and an ongoing commitment to creative experimentation and risk-taking. This progressive, inquisitive attitude permeates the campus.

Since its founding, RISD has pursued its mission to educate the public about the important role of art and design within society. That pursuit in conjunction with the STEM to STEAM RISD-led initiative makes this position particularly relevant and exciting. The goal of STEAM is to truly explore the combined thinking and practice of scientists, artists, designers, and technologists. The sciences are integrated throughout RISD's campus in different departments and are highlighted in the Digital + Media program, increased emphasis on the sciences in the Liberal Arts Curriculum, and the exceptional Edna Lawrence Nature Lab.

Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 graduate and undergraduate students. RISD supports librarians' professional practice with sabbaticals, conference funds, and professional development grants. RISD offers a critical review process, which is similar to the tenure process.

All librarians are members of a collective bargaining unit, the Full-time Faculty Association (NEARI/NEA).

Candidates who submit their materials before May 15, 2017 are assured full consideration.

RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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Discussion Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian, St. Mary's College of Maryland

by Veronica Arellano-Douglas on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 10:54 am

Hi Scholars, 

Hi Scholars, 

 
My library--St. Mary's College of Maryland Library, Archives, and Media Center--is hiring a 1 year visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian. This person is actually my sabbatical replacement (!!!) so I know you will be working with some wonderful students and faculty in the social sciences. 
 
St. Mary's is a public, secular, honors college, and as a visiting librarian you will also be visiting faculty, which means you'll be a part of a cohort of new and visiting faculty who meet regularly throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to a someone new to the profession or looking to transition to teaching in academic librarianship. You're welcome to contact me (viarellano@smcm.edu) with any questions. Read on for the job description.
 
Best,
Veronica Arellano Douglas
Spectrum Scholar 2005-2006
 

Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian
at St. Mary's College of Maryland

The Library, Archives, and Media Center at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian position. The Library seeks an enthusiastic and creative librarian to teach course-integrated information literacy classes, provide research support to students and faculty, and develop library collections. This is a great opportunity for a new or early career librarian interested in gaining experience as a liaison librarian in a small, supportive, undergraduate-focused liberal arts environment. This one-year appointment will prepare the librarian for continued successful employment in academic libraries.

As liaison to the anthropology, political science, psychology, and educational studies departments, the Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian will work collaboratively with librarians and faculty to develop and teach information literacy classes, assess student learning, develop collections, and provide research assistance in those subject areas. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to explore additional professional interests in this position in the areas of user experience research, web design, outreach and engagement, or any other library-related topics of their choosing.

Required qualifications: Candidates must have completed an ALA-accredited master’s degree (or expect to complete their degree before the starting date of employment).

Preferred qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest information literacy education and teaching either through professional experience, internships, or coursework; possess the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; and be dedicated to positively engaging with undergraduate students. Familiarity with Springshare products would also be an asset.

This 12-month, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position will begin August 1, 2017.

About St. Mary's

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary’s City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland’s public honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges.  The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY:

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including email address), and contact information for three references. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/41727. Questions about this position may be directed to Veronica Arellano Douglas, Research & Instruction Librarian, at viarellano@smcm.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

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Discussion Call for Papers: Fair Use & the Visual Arts Lesson Plans (open access e-book)

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 08:14 am

Are you a librarian who teaches about copyright and fair use in the visual arts? Do you have a lesson plan that integrates the CAA Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts? Do you teach students to understand fair use around images, art, film, design or media?
 
Deadline for Lesson Plan abstracts May 15, 2017  
 

Are you a librarian who teaches about copyright and fair use in the visual arts? Do you have a lesson plan that integrates the CAA Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts? Do you teach students to understand fair use around images, art, film, design or media?
 
Deadline for Lesson Plan abstracts May 15, 2017  
 
The editors of the forthcoming open access e-book, Fair Use in the Visual Arts: Lesson Plans for Librarians, to be published as part of the ARLIS/NA occasional paper series, are seeking submissions of lesson plans around copyright and fair use in the visual arts by librarians. We encourage a wide range of lesson plan topics from  copyright and fair use introductions to classes integrating fair use with visual literacy or ethics. We are looking to include a range of lesson plan lengths as well, ranging from short 15 minute intros to embedded instruction that takes place over several sessions.
 
Example themes or topics that Lesson Plans might focus on:

  • Understanding fair use in appropriation and remix art
  • The intersection of ethics and fair use in art
  • Teaching fair dealing in Canada
  • Fair use for film, online video, documentary and multimedia projects
  • Fair use for writing about art
  • Teaching the CAA Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts or other codes of best practice
  • Fair Use case studies in the visual arts (Richard Prince, Shepard Fairey, etc.)
  • Integrating Fair Use and Visual Literacy
  • Finding images, image databases, and their rights statuses

 
Please submit a brief abstract (100-200 words) to alexander.watkins@colorado.edu by May 15th. Please be sure to mention the context of the lesson (such as audience, time allotted, etc.) as well as brief learning objectives. Please ensure that your lesson plan reflects current fair use practices, especially those outlined in the Fair Use Best Practices Documents (http://cmsimpact.org/program/fair-use/).
 
Deadlines and Schedule for accepted Lesson Plans

  • Deadline for Lesson Plan abstracts May 15, 2017                                    
  • Response by editors to proposals  June 15, 2017                  
  • Lesson Plan due date for authors   August 15, 2017                                                       
  • Completion of editorial review October 1, 2017                              
  • Revisions due date November 1, 2017                                                                 
  • Book published Early 2018                                                                                         

 
The  ARLIS Fair Use Instruction Materials Task Force:
Bridget Madden
Anna Simon
Margaret English
Alexander Watkins
Danielle Reay

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Discussion Call for Proposals: 2017 LITA Forum

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 08:13 am

The 2017 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 20th Annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association in Denver, Colorado from November 9-12, 2017.

The Submission deadline is Friday May 19, 2017.

The 2017 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 20th Annual Forum of the Library Information and Technology Association in Denver, Colorado from November 9-12, 2017.

The Submission deadline is Friday May 19, 2017.

Submit your proposal at this site

The Forum Committee welcomes proposals for full-day preconferences, concurrent sessions, workshops, or poster sessions related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Collaborative, hands-on, and interactive concurrent sessions, such as panel discussions, hands-on practical workshops, or short talks followed by open moderated discussions, are especially welcomed. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community and people with disabilities.

Proposals could relate to, but are not restricted to, any of the following topics:

  • Discovery, navigation, and search
  • Practical applications of linked data
  • Library spaces (virtual or physical)
  • User experience
  • Emerging technologies
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Open content, software, and technologies
  • Assessment, analytics, and metrics
  • Systems integration
  • Hacking the library
  • Scalability and sustainability of library services and tools
  • Consortial resource and system sharing
  • “Big Data” — work in discovery, preservation, or documentation
  • Library I.T. competencies
  • Diversity in library technology
  • Technology Leadership and Administration

Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology. The committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters, library school students, and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Vendors wishing to submit a proposal should partner with a library representative who is testing/using the product.

Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available online following the event. Presenters are expected to register and participate in the Forum as attendees; a discounted registration rate will be offered.

If you have any questions, contact Vincci Kwong, Forum Planning Committee Chair, at vkwong@iusb.edu.

Submit your proposal at this site

More information about LITA is available from the LITA websiteFacebook and Twitter.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome (Advances in Library Administration and Organization)

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 08:09 am

Call for proposals--EXTENDED

Submission deadline for proposals: May 31, 2017

Advances in Library Administration and Organization 
Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome
Publication due 2018

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: George J. Fowler, Old Dominion University

Call for proposals--EXTENDED

Submission deadline for proposals: May 31, 2017

Advances in Library Administration and Organization 
Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome
Publication due 2018

Series Editor: Samantha Hines, Peninsula College
Volume Editor: George J. Fowler, Old Dominion University

Librarianship may be said to be facing an identity crisis. It may also be said that librarianship has been facing an identity crisis since it was proposed as a profession. With the advent of technology that lowers barriers to the access of information, the mission of a library has become indistinct. This volume will explore the current purpose of librarianship and libraries, how we become “Masters of our Domains”, develop expertise in various elements of the profession, and how we extend outward into our communities.

Proposals in the following areas would be of particular interest:

  • What is the purpose of a library in a community? And what roles in the community best align with that purpose?
  • How ought we gather and implement expertise from outside the profession?
  • How can we communicate and garner support from the government, the private sector and users in order to achieve our purpose?
  • How can libraries balance demands to serve other needs that detract from the library’s ability to fulfill its purpose?
  • How can libraries build community around this purpose, and how ought they reach out to their communities to engage and serve them?
  • How can libraries demonstrate positive impact on young generations?
  • What opportunities are opened to libraries and librarians by recent and potential future technological advancements?

This will be the second volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization (ALAO) to publish in 2018. 

About the Advances in Library Administration and Organization series

ALAO offers long-form research, comprehensive discussions of theoretical developments, and in-depth accounts of evidence-based practice in library administration and organization. The series answers the questions, “How have libraries been managed, and how should they be managed?” It goes beyond a platform for the sharing of research to provide a venue for dialogue across issues, in a way that traditional peer reviewed journals cannot. Through this series, practitioners can glean new approaches in challenging times and collaborate on the exploration of scholarly solutions to professional quandaries. 

How to submit

If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send an abstract of 300 words or less as well as author details and estimated length of final submission to Samantha Hines at shines@pencol.edu by March 31, 2017.

Submission deadlines

  • Submission deadline for proposals: March 31, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance sent by: June 30, 2017
  • Submission deadline for full chapters: August 31, 2017
  • Comments returned to authors: October 31, 2017
  • Submission deadline for chapter revisions: November 30, 2017
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Discussion College Librarian, Goucher College (apply by May 8)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:44 am

College Librarian

About Goucher College:
Among the 40 Colleges That Change Lives, and ranked first in the nation for study abroad programs by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher is a selective, liberal arts college located 20 minutes north of Baltimore, MD. Goucher enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates, 84% of whom live on campus, and 1,200 graduate students. Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.

College Librarian

About Goucher College:
Among the 40 Colleges That Change Lives, and ranked first in the nation for study abroad programs by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher is a selective, liberal arts college located 20 minutes north of Baltimore, MD. Goucher enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduates, 84% of whom live on campus, and 1,200 graduate students. Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.

Job Description:
Goucher College seeks a dynamic college librarian who will work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff to position the library as the academic learning center, a vibrant hub that integrates student learning and success with information and digital literacy. The successful candidate will provide the strategic vision and leadership needed to redefine the library as the college beyond the classroom, the site where students develop a habit of mind through mastery of skills and confidence gleaned through reflection, relationships, and resilience; where they are inspired to learn independently, with and among others, guided to ideas through reading, viewing, listening, and mining information resources in diverse formats; and where they experience the joys of life-long learning and membership in a diverse, inclusive, and socially conscious community of critical thinkers. Reporting to the provost and serving on the Provost's Council, the college librarian will work closely with other campus departments and offices.

The College Librarian will:
serve as a strategic leader on campus adept at responding to and managing a changing campus environment;
provide strategic vision for the continuing development and advancement of the Library as a learning center. In this capacity, the college librarian is able to leverage existing strengths in the service of new goals;
lead strategic planning and assessment efforts to determine the needs of the Library and document its effectiveness as demonstrated by evidence-based assessment methods;
collaborate with faculty and staff to provide significant student resources and support for academic programs, instruction, scholarship, and student learning;
manage the operations of the Library including the facilities, services, staff, and budgets;
provide energetic leadership in integrating new and emerging technologies with existing library resources and services;
oversee and provides guidance for the management of the library's collections, including its online resources;
collaborate with other academic centers that are part of the learning commons, such as the Writing Center and the Center for Quantitative Reasoning, to enhance and integrate student learning;

Requirements:
Qualified candidates will possess a master's degree in library science degree from an ALA accredited program. A second master's degree or doctorate is desirable. At least seven years of senior level administrative experience in an academic library is required. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to communicate well with others and to work collaboratively and collegially with students, faculty and staff. A record of evidence that demonstrates a commitment to access, inclusiveness, and diversity is essential and a deep understanding of the issues facing higher education, liberal arts colleges, and academic libraries and an understanding of practices that foster deep learning.

Additional Information:
In 2012, Library Journal honored Goucher Library as its #1 New Landmark Library. The Library is housed in the Athenaeum, a LEED Gold certified building recognized for its nonlinear and holistic thinking about the student experience. Special Collections includes a world-class collection on Jane Austen, the history of dance, H.L. and Sara Haardt Mencken, and the James Bright rare book collection.

Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin on May 8, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Please submit the following application materials online:
Cover letter with salary requirement
Resume
Contact information for three professional references

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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