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Discussion Cal for Proposals: Journal of Archival Organization

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:31 am

The Journal of Archival Organization is an international, peer-reviewed journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials.

JAO addresses a broad range of issues of interest to the profession including archival management and staffing, archival technologies, the arrangement and description of records collection, collection growth and access, grant-funding, and institutional support. Articles addressing academic, public and special/corporate libraries, museums and governmental agencies are all welcome.

The Journal of Archival Organization is an international, peer-reviewed journal encompassing all aspects of the arrangement, description, and provision of access to all forms of archival materials.

JAO addresses a broad range of issues of interest to the profession including archival management and staffing, archival technologies, the arrangement and description of records collection, collection growth and access, grant-funding, and institutional support. Articles addressing academic, public and special/corporate libraries, museums and governmental agencies are all welcome.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:

Management and staffing issues relating to archival organizational functions; specifically, arrangement and description of historical records collections
Innovative approaches to methods of intellectual and physical access
Retrieval of historical records in information systems
Reviews of projects and procedures, standards, and issues in organizing archival collections for storage and onsite use and availability through the Internet
Innovations in Reading Rooms or reference practices that interact with the tools created through arrangement and description

How to submit:
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Marta Deyrup martadeyrup@gmail.com
The separate abstract page should be single-spaced to include a 100-word abstract, list of keywords for indexing purposes, and author(s) footnote (name, title, affiliation, address, and email address), with identification of the corresponding author.

References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the APA Publication Manual, 6th ed. Cite in the text by author and date (Smith, 1983) and include an alphabetical list of references at the end of the article.

For more information about the Journal of Archival Organization, please visit the journal's webpage: www.tandfonline.com/WJAO 

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Discussion Call for Papers: Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference - Indianapolis, Indiana March 2018)

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:27 am

The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 1, 2017.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 1, 2017.

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association annual conference will be held March 28-31, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines will meet to share their Popular Culture research and interests.

The Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Popular Culture area is soliciting papers dealing with any aspect of Popular Culture as it pertains to libraries, archives, museums, or research. Possible topics include descriptions of research collections or exhibits, studies of popular images of libraries, librarians, or museums, relevant analyses of social networking or web resources, Popular Culture in library education, the future of libraries and librarians, or reports on developments in technical services for collecting/preserving Popular Culture materials.
Papers from graduate students are welcome.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 1, 2017.
 
Please send all inquiries to the area chair or co-chair:
Chair: Allen Ellis
Professor of Library ServicesFrank Steely Library
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY  41099-6101
USA
859-572-5527
ellisa@nku.edu
Co-chair: Casey Hoeve
Assistant Professor
509A Hale Library
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506
USA
859-532-7672
achoeve@ksu.edu

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Discussion Call for Proposals: LITA Sessions at 2018 ALA Annual Conference (New Orleans - June 2018)

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:23 am

Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017. 

Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017. 

Submit Your Program ideas for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference 

New Orleans LA, June 21-26, 2018

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now encouraging the submission of innovative and creative proposals for the 2018 Annual American Library Association Conference. We’re looking for 60 minute conference presentations. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that’s use of, new ideas for, trends in, or interesting/innovative projects being explored – it’s all for you to propose. Programs should be of interest to all library/information agency types, that inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.

  • Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017
  • Final Decisions: September 29, 2017
  • Schedule of Sessions Announced: November 8, 2017

For the first time, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees and Offices. This link to the submission site will redirect to the ALA log-in page. All submitters are required to have an ALA profile, but are not required to be ALA members.


Help and details on making a successful submission are on the LITA Forms web site.

We regularly receive many more proposals than we can program into the slots available to LITA at the ALA Annual Conference. These great ideas and programs all come from contributions like yours. Submissions are open to anyone, regardless of ALA membership status. We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. We look forward to hearing the great ideas you will share with us this year.

Questions or Comments?

Contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age (January 8 – 10, 2018 in Austin, Texas)

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:22 am

Submissions accepted through August 25, 2017. 
 

Submissions accepted through August 25, 2017. 
 
Save the date! Re-think it: Libraries for a New Age is January 8 – 10, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Registration opens August 2017. To receive updates and announcements, subscribe here.
 
CFP URL: http://conferences.lib.utexas.edu/rethinkit2018/call-for-proposals.html
 
Re-think it 2018 is presented by the University of Texas Libraries, Austin Community College Library Services, and the Austin Public Library. Our conference brings together academic, school, and public librarians, administrators, technologists, architects, designers, furniture manufacturers and educators from across the country to discuss, share, learn, and collectively re-think the increasingly important role libraries play in the communities that they serve.
 
Re-think it builds on the inaugural conference at the Mary Idema Pew Library at Grand Valley State University, continuing important conversations that showcase new spaces, novel ways of working, and innovative organizational structures that have transformed libraries of every type in our local communities and around the world.  
 
Themes of the presentations and panelists will include:
·         Developing forward-thinking organizational culture;
·         Transforming physical library spaces and places;
·         Promoting innovative services, programs, or technologies;
·         Assessing and evaluating spaces, services, technologies and programs; and
·         Reflecting on ways libraries are meeting community values and needs.

Open Call for Proposals

Re-think it is accepting submissions for twenty-minute presentations and brief eight-minute lightning round talks that address best practices, case studies, projects, and creative ideas supporting any of the aforementioned themes.

Submissions accepted through August 25, 2017. Notifications of acceptance September 2017.

We hope you will join us for this important conversation in January!

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Discussion Head of Acquisitions, Lillian Goldman Law Library - Yale University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 10:32 am

Head of Acquisitions
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Requisition:  44764BR
http://bit.ly/2tNPbY2

Head of Acquisitions
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Requisition:  44764BR
http://bit.ly/2tNPbY2

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: Under the general direction of the Associate Librarian for Technical Services, the Head of Acquisitions exercises leadership, provides vision, and sets priorities for the unit. This person will also participate in planning and policy for the Technical Services department.

The Head of Acquisitions is responsible for creating and implementing policies and procedures used in a broad range of activities and tasks related to acquiring resources for the Law Library in all formats. This person is responsible for fostering a team approach in the unit, and organizing and monitoring the work-flow of the acquisitions unit. The Head of Acquisitions seeks ways to improve services, achieve efficiencies, and support the fiscal integrity of the Library.

The Head of Acquisitions manages, trains, and directly supervises staff engaged in all aspects of acquiring library materials in all formats. This person will manage functions including pre-order searching, ordering, receipt of materials, serials check-in, binding and accounts payable; manage continuations lifecycle in all formats; and manage process change and workflow shifts based on organizational departmental changes.

The Head of Acquisitions will help select and evaluate vendors, and will establish and maintain productive relationships with publishers and vendors. This person regularly coordinates acquisition policy and procedure with selectors and other public services staff; monitors expenditures and fund allocation for all collections budgets; and provides fiscal information and reports to the Librarian as needed. The Head of Acquisition serves on various library wide committees and task forces and is professionally active.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library. Demonstrated ability and achievement in managing staff.
  • Demonstrated ability working with Innovative Interfaces or similar integrated acquisitions, electronic resource management, and serials functions. Proven ability to supervise staff; demonstrated experience training and developing staff, and setting priorities for individuals and units.
  • Demonstrated ability acquiring a variety of library materials in all formats.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of bibliographic control and serials maintenance. Knowledge of legal publishing and acquisitions procedures.
  • Demonstrated technical aptitude with strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition.
  • Ability to prioritize work in a highly automated environment. Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Knowledge of fund accounting principles. Ability to manage projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment with collegiality, flexibility, accuracy and attention to detail. 

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Sierra or Millennium serials, acquisitions, and ERM modules.
  • Experience with Serials Solutions 360 suite of electronic resource management products.
  • Supervisory experience in a unionized environment
  • Working knowledge of a western European language.

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

The Lillian Goldman Law Library

In support of Yale Law School's outstanding legal scholarship and lawyer training, the Lillian Goldman Law Library is dedicated to acquiring and preserving a superb collection of resources in all formats, furnishing access to information wherever it exists, providing the most highly competent assistance to use information resources and maintaining a welcoming, comfortable facility. The Lillian Goldman Law Library provides services that exceed the expectations of users by its leadership in the innovative use of technology and the continuing development of its most highly valued asset, its staff.  The Law Library serves the faculty and students of this research-oriented law school with a strong tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as other researchers from larger scholarly and legal communities.  To learn more about the Lillian Goldman Law Library and its collections and services, visit http://library.law.yale.edu/

Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2tNPbY2.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Discussion Foreign Language Researcher - Bengali - (Virtual)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 10:11 am

LAC Group UK is seeking a Foreign Language Researcher - Bengali - (Virtual) for short-term engagements that can be undertaken remotely, from home.     The assignments vary in length but success in one will lead to further opportunities. The selected individual, in addition to having Bengali as a native language, must be fluent in English and be able to present good written English.

LAC Group UK is seeking a Foreign Language Researcher - Bengali - (Virtual) for short-term engagements that can be undertaken remotely, from home.     The assignments vary in length but success in one will lead to further opportunities. The selected individual, in addition to having Bengali as a native language, must be fluent in English and be able to present good written English.

The focus is a review of the current legislation of a country with your native language and the recording of specific elements thereof.   Candidates should be good communicators and be able to demonstrate previous research experience. Previous legal training or experience is not necessary but some familiarity with legal terminology would be desirable. Full project descriptions will be provided, supervisors appointed and on-line training will be provided.

Pay rates for this work are limited to $18 per hour (or equivalent).  When responding please supply a current CV/Resumé and a covering note/letter, setting out your suitability for the role and your current availability.  Candidates who do not provide a covering note, will not be considered.  Preference will be given to candidates who do not currently have full-time work commitments and could devote at least 20 hours per week to this project.

Please apply online at: https://goo.gl/Ehr5dL 

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions and prominent government agencies.

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Discussion Foreign Language Researcher - Korean (remote)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 10:04 am

LAC Group UK is seeking a Foreign Language Researcher - Korean - (Virtual) for short-term engagements that can be undertaken remotely, from home.     The assignments vary in length but success in one will lead to further opportunities. The selected individual, in addition to having Korean as a native language, must be fluent in English and be able to present good written English.

LAC Group UK is seeking a Foreign Language Researcher - Korean - (Virtual) for short-term engagements that can be undertaken remotely, from home.     The assignments vary in length but success in one will lead to further opportunities. The selected individual, in addition to having Korean as a native language, must be fluent in English and be able to present good written English.

The focus is a review of the current legislation of a country with your native language and the recording of specific elements thereof.   Candidates should be good communicators and be able to demonstrate previous research experience. Previous legal training or experience is not necessary but some familiarity with legal terminology would be desirable. Full project descriptions will be provided, supervisors appointed and on-line training will be provided.

Pay rates for this work are limited to $18 per hour (or equivalent).  When responding please supply a current CV/Resumé and a covering note/letter, setting out your suitability for the role and your current availability.  Candidates who do not provide a covering note, will not be considered.  Preference will be given to candidates who do not currently have full-time work commitments and could devote at least 20 hours per week to this project.

Please apply online at: https://goo.gl/eADpNC

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions and prominent government agencies.

 

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Discussion Research and Instruction Librarian, University of La Verne

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 10:04 am

Librarian, Research and Instruction
University of La Verne

The University of La Verne Wilson Library is seeking a motivated and dedicated Assistant Professor/Research and Instruction Librarian. This is a full-time, 12 month, non-tenure track faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor and reports to the University Librarian. The selected candidate will contribute to the profession through professional service and scholarly activities, and will participate in faculty governance activities within the Library and University.

Librarian, Research and Instruction
University of La Verne

The University of La Verne Wilson Library is seeking a motivated and dedicated Assistant Professor/Research and Instruction Librarian. This is a full-time, 12 month, non-tenure track faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor and reports to the University Librarian. The selected candidate will contribute to the profession through professional service and scholarly activities, and will participate in faculty governance activities within the Library and University.

Library faculty at Wilson Library are expected to cultivate partnerships and actively establish networks and relationships with faculty, staff and students as well as partner with faculty to integrate the library into the curricula. Library faculty at Wilson Library support research and instruction across disciplines as needed. Additionally, library faculty are expected to maintain a current knowledge of the literature and trends in the field as they relate to research, instruction and resource services.

Responsibilities and duties of the position include providing virtual and in person research assistance, library instruction, performing resource development and serving as liaison to the College of Arts and Sciences with primary responsibilities to sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, political science, speech communication and legal studies programs; develop electronic resource guides and tutorials to support teaching and research in assigned subject areas. This position will also provide reference, consultation, collection management, and instructional services to support social sciences data discovery, analysis, visualization, and management. This position will provide guidance on the use of data and datasets as well as expertise in support of published data repositories such as ICPSR, and supports users requiring assistance with statistical and qualitative analysis software. This position might require traveling to regional campus sites to deliver research assistance and instruction and will include occasional evening and weekend hours. As a faculty member, this position requires serving on university and library committees, participating in professional development activities and service to the community. Additionally, this position requires providing research and instruction services to a diverse university community including traditional aged and adult students, in undergraduate and graduate programs, online, on campus and at regional campuses.

Minimum Qualifications: American Library Association accredited Masters in Library and Information Science. Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate or second graduate degree in any social or behavioral sciences or related fields or experience supporting social or behavioral sciences or related fields in an academic library; basic familiarity with one or more statistical and/or qualitative analysis software packages, for example, SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, NVivo; Knowledge of public and proprietary resources for national and international data sets, data management practices, data policies, sharing and reuse, and data citation.

To apply for this position, please go to: https://laverne.peopleadmin.com/postings/3507

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Discussion Head, Owen Library - University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (apply by Aug 11)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 09:58 am

Head, Owen Library

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

The University Library System is seeking candidates for the position of Head of the Owen Library (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown), a regional campus library within the University Library System. The position reports to the Coordinator of Regional University Library System Libraries.  The University Library System is an AA/EOE aggressively committed to increasing diversity in our workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute in this area.

Head, Owen Library

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

The University Library System is seeking candidates for the position of Head of the Owen Library (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown), a regional campus library within the University Library System. The position reports to the Coordinator of Regional University Library System Libraries.  The University Library System is an AA/EOE aggressively committed to increasing diversity in our workplace and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can contribute in this area.

General Responsibilities:

As the administrator of the Owen Library, the incumbent is in charge of all operations within the library, including but not limited to:  setting policies and procedures for the library within ULS guidelines; setting short and long-term goals, planning, and assessment; building positive relationships with faculty and campus administration; coordinating a liaison librarian program; and training staff as needed.  The incumbent will also be responsible for the control and oversight of all expenditures, including the operations, acquisitions, gift and memorial budgets; supervision of personnel (4 fulltime faculty librarians and 4 staff); oversight of collection development; providing reference and library instruction services; and public relations and service activities within the campus, university, and community.

Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific responsibilities.  This expectation includes participating in and contributing to departmental, library and campus-wide committees or working groups and the profession at a regional, national, and/or international level, maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that affect research, teaching and learning, and pursuing knowledge of professional trends and developments that can be applied to evolving research programs, services and collections.

Required:  ALA-accredited MLS degree (or recognized foreign equivalent) and a minimum of five years relevant professional experience, with significant successful managerial experience in a library.  Strong oral and written communication skills essential, and demonstrated successful experience working with a diverse clientele. Demonstrated knowledge of current library trends and resources, ability to work independently but also within a broader organizational environment, and strong public service orientation.  Must have strong organizational and project management skills.

Preferred:  Experience in managing a large library unit, projects, and/or budgets.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive benefits package including one month vacation per year; Medical plans; TIAA/CREF, Vanguard; and tuition assistance.

Successful candidate will be hired on a 3-year contract with possibility for renewal.

To apply, submit letter of application and resume with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references via email to:

 

William K. Gentz

Head, Library Human Resources

gentz@pitt.edu

Applications received by August 11, 2017 will receive primary consideration.

About the Owen Library:

The Owen Library is located at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, approximately 77 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA. Currently the library contains over 230,000 items and provides access to a vast array of information resources through the University Library System. Owen Library's mission is to provide and promote access to information resources necessary for the achievement of the University's leadership objectives in teaching, learning, research, creativity, and community service, and to collaborate in the development of effective information, teaching, and learning systems.

To learn more about the library, please visit: www.library.pitt.edu/johnstown

For more information on the University of Pittsburgh, please visit:  www.pitt.edu

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

 

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Discussion Agricultural Sciences Information Specialist, Purdue University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 09:43 am

Purdue University Libraries, recognized leaders in information literacy, scholarly communication initiatives, and research data management, seek an Agricultural Sciences Information Specialist (ASIS) to join our faculty.  With an emphasis on teaching and scholarship, the ASIS will join a collaborative team of information professionals who participate in a well-established program of information literacy, research data management services, scholarly publishing services, and will contribute to the research and scholarship in these areas.  The successful candidate will be the Libraries liaison

Purdue University Libraries, recognized leaders in information literacy, scholarly communication initiatives, and research data management, seek an Agricultural Sciences Information Specialist (ASIS) to join our faculty.  With an emphasis on teaching and scholarship, the ASIS will join a collaborative team of information professionals who participate in a well-established program of information literacy, research data management services, scholarly publishing services, and will contribute to the research and scholarship in these areas.  The successful candidate will be the Libraries liaison to designated academic departments and research centers in the College of Agriculture, working with faculty and students to teach and to respond to trends in learning and scientific research in those disciplines.  Recently ranked in the top ten agriculture programs in the US and the world, the College includes among its award-winning researchers and teachers two World Food Prize laureates.

Responsibilities:  The Agricultural Sciences Information Specialist, the Libraries liaison to several departments in the College of Agriculture, teaches information-related courses, workshops, and single sessions; collaborates on scholarly communication, research data management, and digital scholarship initiatives related to agriculture; and participates in collaborative research projects, including sponsored research, within the Libraries and the College of Agriculture.  The ASIS will support teaching and learning needs of assigned departments; mentor undergraduate students; monitor collections in assigned subject areas; participate in Libraries committees and projects; and contribute to the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement.  The Agricultural Sciences Information Specialist will develop strong connections with faculty and students to teach and to address service needs; seek opportunities for collaborative partnerships with designated departments providing research lifecycle support.  The ASIS will represent Purdue Libraries in professional library/information organizations, including AgNIC and USAIN.

Required qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent combination of doctoral degree and relevant discipline.

Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching; familiarity with trends in instructional best practices.  Strong interest in and ability to mentor undergraduate students effectively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. Ability to adapt to changing organizational environment. Commitment to engage in research and scholarship and potential to achieve promotion and tenure.

Further information about Purdue University Libraries, the University and the community will be found at:  www.lib.purdue.edu/about/employment.

Desired qualifications: Two years recent experience in agricultural sciences (e.g., agronomy, plant sciences, entomology, agricultural education, etc.); experience teaching using active learning methods; knowledge of research data management practices. For applicants with the MLS degree, a degree in a life science or experience in a life/biological sciences library is desired.  For applicants who do not have the MLS degree, knowledge of library and information science principles and practices is desired.

Environment:  Purdue University Libraries (PUL), recipient of the 2015 Award for Excellence in University Libraries from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is at the forefront of academic librarianship and redefining the role of the academic, research library in learning, discovery, and engagement activities of the University.  Libraries faculty and staff are deeply involved in information literacy instruction and instructional design, redefining of learning spaces, scholarly communication, data management, and global outreach.    Purdue Libraries faculty have expanded their collaborative endeavors with disciplinary faculty in integrating information literacy into the core curriculum.  PUL is home to the first endowed chair in information literacy in the United States, established in 2008.

Purdue University Libraries is committed to advancing diversity in all areas including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.

Opened in August 2017, the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center brings together six science and engineering libraries into a building that also houses 27 active learning classrooms that will seamlessly integrate learning and classroom spaces at the very heart of the campus.  For a video introduction to the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, please see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D36R3t3Hc

Purdue Libraries is a leader in the areas of data curation and library publishing services.  Accomplishments in data curation include the development of the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit and the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR).  PURR provides an online, collaborative working space and data-sharing platform to support the data management needs of Purdue researchers.

Purdue Libraries is an active member of state, regional, national, and international associations and consortia, including the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), SPARC, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA).

Purdue Libraries is a founding member of both HathiTrust and DataCite. Purdue was one of four universities that collaborated with Ex Libris, Inc., on its Alma integrated library system, the next generation library management system.

Collaboration and partnerships are hallmarks of Purdue Libraries both on and off campus, including partnership with ITaP (Information Technology at Purdue) and the Purdue Office of Research and Partnerships to provide assistance with funder data requirements.

Purdue University (http://www.purdue.edu/), located in West Lafayette, Indiana, in the historic Wabash River valley, is one hour from Indianapolis and two hours from Chicago. Renowned nationally and internationally for its programs in engineering, science, agriculture, and business, the University has over 40,450 students and 16,400 employees. Purdue is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land- grant Universities (APLU), and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTTA). Purdue has the fourth highest enrollment of international students among public U.S. universities, with 9,255 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students in 2016.

The greater Lafayette area (http://www.homeofpurdue.com/) provides diverse cultural, social, and recreational activities.

Purdue University prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.”  From Nondiscrimination Policy Statement, Purdue University http://www.purdue.edu/purdue/ea_eou_statement.html.

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 or associate professor dependent upon qualifications.

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.

Relocation funding will be available and discussed on a case-by-case basis.

A background check will be required for employment in this position

Application process:

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of at least three references via email to Mandi Gramelspacher, Administrative Services Manager at libhr@purdue.edu.

When applying:

•             Place “ASIS” in the subject line of the email.

In the cover letter:

•             Describe your interest in agricultural sciences 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 libhr@purdue.edu.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Mandi Gramelspacher at 765-494-2902 or the above email address.

This position announcement will 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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