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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 Digital Preservation Coordinator, Virginia Tech (apply by June 26)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 09:29 am

Digital Preservation Coordinator
Posting Number: AP0170145

Digital Preservation Coordinator
Posting Number: AP0170145

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 Preservation Coordinator manages digital preservation efforts for the Virginia Tech University Libraries by accomplishing the following:
- Work with technologies such as Archivematica, BagIt, Archive-It to preserve unique scholarly digital content of enduring value to Virginia Tech and the Commonwealth
- Process web-based content, digitized, and born-digital materials for preservation, including ingest, stabilization, and storage.
- Create and manage procedures and workflows for digital preservation projects and practices to bring content into collaborative digital preservation storage systems such as Academic Preservation Trust, and MetaArchive.
- Consult with individuals and departments on digital projects in support of faculty research.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help expand a digital preservation 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 Preservation Coordinator will report to the Assistant Director for Digital Imaging and Preservation Services.

Responsibilities:
- Coordinate digital preservation operations at Virginia Tech University Libraries in partnership with the Assistant Director, the Libraries’ digital repository teams, and collection management and metadata specialists.
- Contribute to Virginia Tech’s participation in MetaArchive, and Academic Preservation Trust.
- Manage digital preservation workflows and microservices through Archivematica’s GUI.
- Manage Virginia Tech web archiving workflows and procedures and perform bi-annual crawls of the university’ web presence.
- Evaluates and tests new digital preservation technologies, tools, and protocols.
- Consults and guides faculty, staff, and students on digital preservation standards, practices, and operations.

Required Qualifications:
- Master’s or other advanced degree in a field related to the position OR Bachelor’s degree in a related field and significant experience with digital preservation
- Demonstrated experience with a variety of digital preservation technologies
- Knowledge of digital preservation issues, strategies, standards, practices, including various assessment tools such as iso16363/TDR, and NDSA Levels of Preservation
- Understanding of the application of the OAIS reference model for digital preservation

- Knowledge of metadata standards such as Dublin Core, METS, PREMIS
- Knowledge of digital formats (image, audio, video, object, text) and their associated best practices for preservation
- Project management skills, including planning, organization, and time management.
- Ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with diverse teams across departments and disciplines
- 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:
- Master’s degree or other advanced degree with an emphasis in library and information science, or other relevant field
- Experience with batch processing related to digital curation is a high priority
- Experience with web-archiving tools such as Archive-It
- Experience with repository software such as D-Space and Fedora
- Professional experience working in an academic library
- Knowledge of current issues in digital libraries.
- Experience executing command-line scripts.
- Experience training and instructing in digital preservation techniques and processes

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.  

Visit: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/76609

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: $52,000 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/76609

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Discussion Digital Scholarship Specialist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (apply by June 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 01:44 pm

POSITION: Digital Scholarship Specialist
AVAILABLE: August 1, 2017
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library invites applications for the position of Digital Scholarship Specialist in the Digital Research Services department.

POSITION: Digital Scholarship Specialist
AVAILABLE: August 1, 2017
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library invites applications for the position of Digital Scholarship Specialist in the Digital Research Services department.

We are seeking a creative and collaborative individual to provide technical support for digital scholarship projects and to guide the selection, enhancement or creation of new tools and workflows to support scholarly research. The successful applicant will serve as the contact point for Digital Humanities efforts for the University Libraries and will maintain communication with the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative and the Digital Innovation Lab.

Based in the Davis Library Research Hub, the Digital Scholarship Specialist will facilitate the use of Library collections in new ways by supporting researchers with projects such as online exhibits, digital maps, and text mining. The librarians and technology experts in the Davis Library Research Hub work as a team to support scholars with research and teaching. Staff members work collaboratively to meet exciting research challenges, support learning communities, and introduce and support innovative technologies through consultation and instruction. We are seeking a flexible, curious innovator who thrives on learning new technology and solving problems, and is committed to advancing research.

The Digital Scholarship Specialist:
• Works directly with UNC researchers, providing technical consultation and support for digital scholarship projects.
• Builds community by developing relationships with other campus units supporting digital scholarship, including the Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative and the Digital Innovation Lab.
• Identifies, evaluates and recommends new and emerging digital research tools and methods for the Libraries and UNC research community.
• Provides assistance using and extending the functionality of digital scholarship applications, and works with others in the Library to help develop scalable, sustainable research solutions.
• Cooperates with the Library and Information Technology department to design and implement workflows, tools, and infrastructure to support digital scholarship.
• Develops services in response to current trends, campus needs, and Library priorities.
• Is committed to providing meaningful contributions to digital scholarship generally, through sharing code, publishing, presenting, or collaborating with scholars from other research institutions.

Qualifications
Required
• ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or a related advanced degree.
• Demonstrated experience with web development tools such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
• Proficiency with at least one programming language (such as Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Java, or R).
• Demonstrated proficiency with digital scholarship tools, such as those used for digital humanities, data visualization, text mining, and mapping.
• Demonstrated aptitude for quickly learning new tools and technologies.
• Experience working effectively with a team to plan and complete projects.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong customer service orientation.

Preferred
• Experience supporting digital scholarship in a library or research setting.
• Project management experience.
• Experience teaching technology, either one-on-one or in a classroom setting.
• Proficiency using tools and programming libraries to support text analysis.
• Geospatial technology skills.
• Background working in a large academic library.

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The UNC Libraries also include the Research Hub, which provides spaces, technology, and expertise to assist with all phases of research. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/121482 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Discussion Special Collections Librarian, University of Kentucky Libraries (apply by August 7)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 31, 2017 at 01:40 pm

 

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY LIBRARIES
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIAN
Requisition Number FE01022

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center seeks a Special Collections Librarian (SCL) to manage its rare books, printed materials, and the King Library Press. The position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position.

 

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY LIBRARIES
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIAN
Requisition Number FE01022

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center seeks a Special Collections Librarian (SCL) to manage its rare books, printed materials, and the King Library Press. The position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position.

The SCL serves as a liaison to faculty and students conducting research in a variety of fields (including, among others, western and non-western languages and literatures, medieval and early modern studies, history, history of book and printing, history of science) and provides specialized reference and library instruction. The SCL also contributes to general and specific reference in Special Collections.

The Special Collections Librarian manages the development of the rare books and other printed materials through ongoing analysis of its existing strengths and weaknesses, provides collection preservation, cataloging, outreach, education services, and specialized reference. The SCL expands the collection in ways appropriate to current collection development policies and identifies new collection development opportunities that align with new University strategic directions and faculty research trends. The SCL reports to the Director of Research and Education, and in consultation with all SCRC Directors has general curatorial responsibility for the rare books collection.

The curatorial responsibilities of the Special Collections Librarian include collection analysis and development, selection, bibliographical interpretation and advanced bibliographic description required in cataloging complex and rare collections. The SCL is responsible for the maintenance and augmentation of the Americana Collection, the W. Hugh Peal collection of British and American literature, printing history and rare book arts, the Alfred Cortot and Lou Emma Wilson Mexicana collections, as well as participating in collaborative curation of the Kentuckiana print collections. The SCL will manage several budgets, including endowments, and be expected to allocate resources accordingly.

The Special Collections Librarian will also have administrative and supervisory responsibility for the King Library Press, which is devoted to the tradition of fine printing, producing books and broadsides, hosting annual workshops and seminars, and broader outreach to the local arts community.
The Special Collections Librarian functions continually as an ambassador of UK Libraries in dealing with UK faculty and students, the antiquarian book trade, private collectors, other librarians at UK and in the broader professional community, and the donor community.

The SCL manages and curates books, postcards, broadsides, sheet music, etc. that are used in exhibition spaces of UK Libraries. The SCL will be required to teach active learning classes utilizing aforementioned materials, conduct tours, and collaborate on exhibits. The SCL will work collaboratively on collection management, including planning for materials housing and storage decisions.
Working in a highly collegial environment, the incumbent is expected to contribute to the libraries-wide planning process through participation in division-wide meetings, ad hoc task forces, and other committees as appropriate.

UK librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university of approximately 32,000 students, 3,500 faculty, and 15,000 staff dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. With over 200 academic programs across sixteen colleges and professional schools, the University plays a critical leadership role by promotion diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being.

Located in the beautiful bluegrass region of central Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Libraries includes the main William T. Young Library, Medical Center Library, Special Collections Research Center, Agricultural Information Center, Fine Arts Library, Design Library, Education Library, Transportation Library, Lexmark Library, and Science & Engineering Library. Combined library holdings total more than four million volumes. The system has a faculty of 60 and a support and professional staff of 108. UK Libraries currently uses the Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of Research Libraries, LYRASIS, ASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries. UK is a regional depository for government publications.

To apply, visit: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/146984

The application deadline is August 7, 2017.

Preferred Education/Experience
• An advanced degree in a subject field pertaining to the SCRC rare books collection.
• Experience in an academic Special Collections library
• Familiarity with languages (at least one of the following: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Greek, Latin, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, etc.)
• Experience in grant writing and fundraising.
• Experience cataloging.
• Experience with exhibition work.
• Experience in the antiquarian book trade.
• Demonstrated success in donor relations and significant cultivation of private collectors.
• Solid experience in serving as a reference librarian in either a general research or rare book library.

Deadline to Apply 08/07/2017

University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: ACRL Program Proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 07:49 pm

2018 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are due August 25, 2017.

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. For the first time, program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices. ACRL members must choose "ACRL" on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed.

2018 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are due August 25, 2017.

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. For the first time, program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices. ACRL members must choose "ACRL" on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed.

There will be a virtual meeting at 11:00 a.m. CST on June 1, 2017, for ACRL units and members interested in submitting proposals for a 2018 ALA Annual Conference program. The purpose of this meeting is to provide potential conference program planners with an understanding of the Annual Conference program planning process, including budgets, timelines, and planning tips. RSVP online to attend the June 1 virtual meeting. Once login instructions are available, attendees will be notified. Login instructions will also be posted on the main ACRL page in ALA Connect.

2018 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are due August 25, 2017. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2018 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2017. More information is available on the ACRL website

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Discussion Call for Proposals: ALCTS Programs at the 2018 Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 07:27 pm

Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017 for ALA 2018 Annual Conference Proposals

Submission Deadline: September 27, 2017 for ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting Proposals

Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017 for ALA 2018 Annual Conference Proposals

Submission Deadline: September 27, 2017 for ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting Proposals

The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites you to submit a program, preconference or symposium proposal for upcoming 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference. 
 
The ALCTS Program Committee welcomes topics that are of current and ongoing interest to the ALCTS membership, including acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, collection management, continuing resources, preservation and reformatting. Proposals will be reviewed by the ALCTS Program Committee and proposal submitters will be contacted shortly following Annual Conference 2017.
 
To propose an event, please submit an online proposal form using the links provided in this message.
 
Call for Proposals
 
ALA 2018 Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 21-26
·         Virtual Preconference – Two or three one-hour virtual sessions held prior to Annual
Virtual Preconference Proposal Form  | Submission Deadline:  December 15, 2017
·         Preconference – One or two-day interactive training workshop held at Annual
Preconference Proposal Form | Submission Deadline: August 11, 2017
·         Program – One-hour educational sessions held at Annual.  Log into the ALA system to begin your online proposal.  Anyone can submit a proposal, regardless of membership status. 
When completing the proposal form, be sure to select the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) to have your proposal reviewed by ALCTS.  Program Proposal Submission Site (login or create a new account to enter) | Submission Deadline: August 25, 2017
 
ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting in Denver, February 9-13
·         Virtual Symposium - Two or three one-hour virtual sessions held prior to Midwinter
Virtual Symposium Proposal Form | Submission Deadline: September 27, 2017

Proposal and Event Planning Information

Additional information about submitting a proposal can be found using these links:
 
General ALCTS Event Planning Information
ALA Program Proposal Process Information
Program Submission Information Packet
 
Questions & Comments
Please send any questions or comments about submitting a proposal to:
 
Kevin Clair (kevin.clair@du.edu) – ALCTS Program Committee Co-Chair
Hayley Moreno (morenoh@oclc.org) – ALCTS Program Committee Co-Chair
Julie Reese (jreese@ala.org) – ALCTS Continuing Education & Program Manager

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Discussion Call for Proposals: 2017 STEM Librarians South Conference (formerly Texas STEM Librarian Conference)

by Twanna Hodge on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 07:22 pm

Please submit by Tuesday, June 6 proposals for
·         5-minute lightning talks
·         15-minute short presentations or
·         45-minute full presentations

Please submit by Tuesday, June 6 proposals for
·         5-minute lightning talks
·         15-minute short presentations or
·         45-minute full presentations
on any topic dealing with STEM librarianship including but not limited to
collections, data management, information literacy, outreach, reference/instruction/public service, scholarly communications, and science education
 
STEM Librarian South is the only conference focused on STEM librarianship.
Even if you’re not submitting, please register for the conference!
 
Go to https://goo.gl/forms/Av3dzYTo5Y3ZRkoJ3 to submit a proposal
Go to https://goo.gl/forms/vUu8Qc2DGLG8dwyy2 to register for the conference
Go to http://sites.baylor.edu/2017stemlib for more information about the conference
 

2017 STEM Librarians South Conference (formerly Texas STEM Librarian Conference)
July 20-21, 2017
Waco, TX

 
Contact stemlib@gmail.com with any questions
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STEM Librarians South
2017 Conference Committee
Christina Chan-Park
Ben Johansen
Megan Martinsen

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Discussion STEM Librarian, University of Louisville Libraries (apply by June 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 02:09 pm

The University of Louisville (UofL) Libraries is seeking an entry-level, intellectually curious, flexible, creative and engaged librarian to be our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) librarian, working in a collegial, service-oriented, and progressive department of 9 librarians, 3 professional staff, and 5 peer research assistants. This position represents an exciting opportunity to build on the Libraries’ existing relationships with these disciplines and help develop and promote innovative academic library services, shaped by emerging trends in these research fields.

The University of Louisville (UofL) Libraries is seeking an entry-level, intellectually curious, flexible, creative and engaged librarian to be our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) librarian, working in a collegial, service-oriented, and progressive department of 9 librarians, 3 professional staff, and 5 peer research assistants. This position represents an exciting opportunity to build on the Libraries’ existing relationships with these disciplines and help develop and promote innovative academic library services, shaped by emerging trends in these research fields. This position reports to the Ekstrom Library Head of the Research Assistance and Instruction Department (RAI) and joins a supportive department of colleagues who value collaboration. For more information on the department, please see:
http://louisville.edu/library/ekstrom/research/
This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position, appointed at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Initial rank and salary are made at the discretion of the Dean of University Libraries. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days. Promotion and tenure require demonstration of scholarship and other criteria.

The STEM librarian is responsible for these departments:

• Biology
• Bioengineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering and Computer Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Engineering Management
• Industrial Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Mathematics
• Physics/Astronomy
• Geosciences
• Atmospheric Science

This librarian….
• Cultivates and communicates an understanding of the research
practices, information needs and publishing patterns in assigned departments and provides specialized research assistance.
• Actively engages with faculty in assigned departments to communicate
and make decisions about services and information sources.
• Works with faculty to plan, deliver, and assesses student-centered,
general and subject-specific instruction and information literacy sessions using appropriate technologies and instruction methods in consultation with the Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and the Online Learning Team.
• Actively and consistently promotes library services to faculty, staff,
and students in the STEM departments.
• Develops and deploys criteria to evaluate information resources, and
analyzes their use and appropriateness in conjunction with other RAI librarians and the collection development librarians.
• Maintains an awareness of ongoing innovations in research at UofL,
including the Belknap Research Park development, and recommends new service models as needed.
• Participates in the shared work of RAI including providing general
research consultation service via a variety of mediums.
• Participates in scholarly activities, committee work and completes
other assigned tasks.

Required Qualifications
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or international
equivalent in library or information science
• Experience providing library services to relevant disciplines, or a
degree in a relevant STEM discipline
• Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication
• Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues
• Ability to initiate, balance, and follow through on multiple projects
• Ability to be flexible and open to change
• Enthusiasm for teaching, information literacy, and public service
• Proven ability to work successfully with a diverse population of
faculty, staff, students, and community members
• Potential for satisfying the University Libraries faculty promotion
and tenure requirements
http://louisville.edu/library/jobs/intro/libraries.html

Desirable Qualifications
• Experience in providing reference/research assistance service
• Academic library experience
• Teaching experience in a classroom setting
• Familiarity with current trends in STEM education
• Experience with online learning technologies and/or instructional
design

Environment
The University Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, values its collaborative efforts both within the university and among other organizations. The University of Louisville (http://louisville.edu) is a Carnegie Research/High university and recipient of the Carnegie Community Engagement classification for Curricular Engagement & Outreach and Partnerships. The University has a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs; over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs; 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students; and a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. UofL is located in the state’s largest urban area.

As Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville (https://louisvilleky.gov) offers a unique blend of amenities–incredible restaurants, nationally-acclaimed parks, world-class performing arts, and great sports – amid a warm, welcoming, progressive culture, and an affordable way of life.
Applications received by June 30th, 2017 are given full consideration in the initial screening. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants must apply at
https://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/details.cfm?JobCode=176495011&T...
(Job ID 33961) and attach a CV; letter of interest detailing your familiarity, aptitude, and/or experience with the required and preferred qualifications; and the name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of three references.

Please direct questions to:
Sue Finley
Business Librarian
Ekstrom Library
University of Louisville
2301 S. 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40292
502.852.8737
s0finl01@louisville.edu

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Discussion Regional Government Documents Librarian, University of Florida Libraries (apply by June 29)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 12:09 pm

The Regional Government Documents Librarian is a 12 month, tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The scope of the collections include federal, state, and international documents as the Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida Libraries are designated as a depository for the publications of the United States Government, European Union, and the State of Florida.

The Regional Government Documents Librarian is a 12 month, tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The scope of the collections include federal, state, and international documents as the Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida Libraries are designated as a depository for the publications of the United States Government, European Union, and the State of Florida.

The Smathers Libraries serve as the Regional Depository Library for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This position will be the primary contact for the Selective Depository Libraries in the Region, supporting their participation in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Regional Government Documents Librarian is responsible for FDLP outreach, public access, support services, and collection development and serves as the primary liaison to the U. S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the Libraries’ service as a Regional Federal Depository Library.

In this role, the individual will build on the Smathers Libraries’ current leadership in implementing a successful regional model that connects traditional publication and collection management with technological innovation through its virtual meeting and educational presence and support of collaborative projects for online delivery and digitization of government publications. In addition, the candidate will build on strong partnerships with all constituents including other regional depositories, library consortia and the GPO, to advance new and innovative ways to increase the public’s access to and use of government information. More information about the regional depository library can be found at http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdocuments

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Regional Government Documents Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Regional Government Documents Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Regional Government Documents Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search has been extended to allow for additional applications and will remain open until June 29, 2017 applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Discussion Ayer Indigenous Studies Librarian-in-Residence, Newberry Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 10:02 am

Ayer Indigenous Studies Librarian-in-Residence

DEPARTMENT: Reader Services
REPORTS TO: Director of Reader Services
TERM: Two-year appointment, with possible one-year extension

Ayer Indigenous Studies Librarian-in-Residence

DEPARTMENT: Reader Services
REPORTS TO: Director of Reader Services
TERM: Two-year appointment, with possible one-year extension

SUMMARY
The Ayer Librarian-in-Residence will have a focus on performing reference, instruction, and outreach duties, with special emphasis on American Indian and Indigenous Studies and the histories of Latin America, the Philippines, and Hawaii, the major strengths of the Ayer and Greenlee collections at the Newberry Library.  The Librarian-in-Residence will also serve in other functional areas related to these collections, commensurate with the successful applicant’s interests and skills, and library needs, including archival processing, digital initiatives and services, and other areas. Reporting to the Director of Reader Services, candidates for the Ayer Indigenous Studies Librarian-in-Residence position should be early-career librarians or archivists interested in working with indigenous communities and scholarship who wish to gain experience in a major research library.   

For further information on the Ayer and Greenlee collections see:  http://www.newberry.org/american-indian-and-indigenous-studies

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide reference assistance to library patrons in person, on the phone, and via email.
  • Provide specialized reference assistance relating to the Ayer and Greenlee collections and related fields of study. 
  • Provide instruction, tours, and library orientation to visiting groups, resident fellows, and classes.
  • Participate in the development of print and online content for instruction, outreach, promotion of Newberry collections, and service to readers.
  • Collaborate with Newberry research staff and scholarly community, especially with the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, the Newberry fellowship program, and undergraduate programs.
  • Participate in reference service planning, collection management, library committees, special projects, and other tasks or activities needed for the achievement of departmental goals.
  • Keep abreast of current developments in librarianship and instructional technologies.

OTHER POTENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES (to be determined based on skills and interest of the successful applicant and library needs)

  • Process and describe archival collections in the Ayer and Greenlee Collections under the supervision of Maps and Modern Manuscripts Department staff.
  • Work on projects related to cataloging of and collection management for the Ayer and Greenlee Collections under the supervision of Collection Services Department staff.
  • Participate in development of digital projects and metadata creation under the supervision of Digital Initiatives and Services Department staff.
  • Review treatment proposals for materials related to American Indian and Indigenous Studies with Conservation Services and curatorial staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS/MLIS awarded between 2014 and 2017 strongly preferred. Applicants currently enrolled in an MLS/MLIS program with graduation expected within one year of application will be considered.
  • Coursework in American Indian and Indigenous Studies and/or Latin American history required.
  • Strong general knowledge of the humanities required.
    • Reading and speaking knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, or an American Indian language strongly preferred.
    • Experience in a research library providing reference, instruction, and outreach highly desirable.
    • Experience in a special collections, archives, or museum setting highly desirable. 
    • Knowledge of a variety of print and electronic reference sources and the scholarly literature of American Indian and Indigenous Studies and/or Latin American history highly desirable.
    • History of working with and providing information services to an American Indian community or tribe preferred.
    • Required competencies include:
      • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
      • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and communicate effectively with diverse library users and staff. 
      • Strong public service orientation requiring tact, patience, and flexibility. 
      • Ability to work independently and collegially. 
      • Strong leadership, project management, communication, and organizational skills.
      • Computer proficiency.
      • Capacity for working flexibly and creatively in a changing environment.

SCHEDULE:           

Full time, 35 hours per week, primarily Tuesday-Saturday.  Two-year, non-exempt position.

BENEFITS:

First year – health, dental, vision and group life insurance, ten vacation days, two personal days and paid holidays.  After one year of service –fifteen vacation days, long-term disability, long-term care, and retirement plan available.

Date Posted: 5/25/17.  Applications accepted until position filled.

Date Available: July 5, 2017.

Send cover letter, resume, and references to the Director of Human Resources,

Email: hr@newberry.org.

Please visit our Web site at www.newberry.org.

THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Discussion Visiting Illinois Distributed Museum Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (apply by June 22)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, May 30, 2017 at 09:58 am

Visiting Illinois Distributed Museum Coordinator
University Library
Academic Professional
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, 2-Year Visiting Academic Professional appointment, with the potential of becoming permanent.

Visiting Illinois Distributed Museum Coordinator
University Library
Academic Professional
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, 2-Year Visiting Academic Professional appointment, with the potential of becoming permanent.

Responsibilities: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an innovative and motivated professional for the position of Visiting Illinois Distributed Museum Coordinator. Reporting to the Assistant University Archivist, this visiting academic professional position will oversee a campus-wide editorial process to develop content for the Illinois Distributed Museum (http://distributedmuseum.illinois.edu/), a website for telling the story of innovation at the University. The successful candidate will receive, edit, and make available digital archival content from campus units; coordinate communication and effort between project stakeholders in the University Archives/Library, the Spurlock Museum, and the iSchool; and oversee website development with technical staff in the Library.

Specific responsibilities will vary from week to week but may include:

  • Coordinating a campus-wide editorial effort across academic units to develop text, visual, and audiovisual web content related to the history of innovation at the University of Illinois
  • Establishing and maintaining sound partnerships with faculty and academic professional staff in campus units with the goal of developing text and web content
  • Serving as project lead with web developers to establish website functionality requirements, and subsequently testing and refining website architecture
  • Working with faculty and staff in the University Archives/Library, the Spurlock Museum, and the iSchool to ensure digital materials are preserved and accessible, in keeping with best practices in archives and museums
  • Authoring grant applications to garner additional resources

Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use “investigation time” to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library’s policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees (http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/human/resources/investigationtime.html). Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities.

Environment: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services that help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.

The University Archives' permanent staff includes seven archivists, two academic professional, graduate assistants, and hourly student assistants operating from three service locations: Room 19 Library, the Archives Research Center, and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music. University Archives holdings include official records of the university, papers of prominent faculty and alumni, and associated manuscript collections and records, papers, photographs, audiovisual materials, and related historical collections of professional and public service associations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience using web content management systems
  • Experience editing or writing specialized content for the general public
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with diverse stakeholders

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (or higher) in Library/Information Science, Museum Studies, Public History or a related field
  • Workplace experience in project management or project coordination
  • Working knowledge of museum interpretive practice
  • Working knowledge of metadata standards relevant to museum and/or archival objects
  • Experience with software development processes from a user experience perspective

Salary and Rank: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu/ and upload a letter of interest, resume, contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before June 22, 2017.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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