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Discussion Undergraduate Engagement Librarian, The University of Iowa

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 03:37 pm

UNDERGRADUATE ENGAGEMENT LIBRARIAN
Librarian (PLB1-3A) or Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A)

https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/72140

UNDERGRADUATE ENGAGEMENT LIBRARIAN
Librarian (PLB1-3A) or Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A)

https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/72140

Position Description: The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian is a member of the Research & Library Instruction (RLI) unit at the Main Library. RLI has three teams (International & Area Studies, Teaching & Learning, and Undergraduate Research & Experience). This position reports to the Undergraduate Experience & Research (URE) Team Leader, and focuses on building connections, developing programs, and promoting the role of the library as both an academic and nonacademic partner in support of undergraduate student success. The UEL is responsible for the design and implementation of innovative library services and instruction programs aimed at undergraduate students, especially within the Rhetoric and the General Education curricula. The UEL works collaboratively with colleagues in the libraries and beyond to enhance undergraduate student engagement. The UEL works with other RLI staff to accomplish the unit’s initiatives, and works to accomplish Libraries’ initiatives outside of RLI by serving on Libraries’ and campus-wide committees. Specific responsibilities include:

 

Specific responsibilities and duties include:

  • Facilitate the library efforts for the undergraduate’s first-year experience and other undergraduate student activities in collaboration with the URE Team, library liaisons, and campus partners;
  • Cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with students, staff, and faculty in support of campus teaching and student-centered learning;
  • Develop materials and provide instruction for library-sponsored courses, embedded partnerships with faculty, general workshops, and orientation and outreach activities;
  • Work with RLI and others to assess the impact of the Libraries' efforts to serve undergraduates through programs, resources, and learning spaces;
  • Participate in Libraries’ initiatives outside of RLI by serving on Libraries’ and campus committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events;
  • Contribute to and learn from the profession through such avenues as local, state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and publications.
  • Provides general research support services (in-person, email, chat).

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • For appointment at the Specialist Librarian (II) level, two or more years of professional library experience is also required along with an emphasis of experience in instruction and/or outreach.
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple tasks and projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, and the profession.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with instruction and/or outreach to undergraduates (or equivalent) is a preferred qualification for appointment at the Librarian (I) level.
  • Familiarity with information literacy and instructional technology concepts, pedagogies, and assessment, especially assessment of student learning.
  • Knowledge of current developments in library instruction, student development, and undergraduate student success initiatives.
  • Experience working with undergraduates from diverse ages, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Experience in planning and/or providing instruction.

 

Salary and appointment: Start date is negotiable. Appointment will be made at the Librarian (I) or Specialist Librarian (II) level. Salary ranges: Librarian $47,476-$49,000 or Specialist Librarian $50,000 - $64,000. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

 

Application Procedure:

To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/72140.  Extended posting until position filled.

References will be requested at a later date for finalists.

 

Universal Competencies:

  • Collaboration and Embracing Diversity

Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

  • Positive Impact/Achieving Results

Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.

  • Service Excellence/Customer Focus

Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.

 

 

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books.

 

Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, ARL, OCLC, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.

 

The UI Libraries is a charter member of the newly formed ACRL Diversity Alliance.

 

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving 30,500 students, more than 40% of whom are from out of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University’s faculty and staff and 10% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 8% of the students are from foreign countries.

 

The University of Iowa is home to the Writers’ Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. In 2008, UNESCO designated Iowa City as a world City of Literature.

 

Iowa City is a community of some 71,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 35.4% of the students are minority, with 19.8% identifying as Black, 8.4% as Hispanic, 6.7% as Asian/Pacific Islander, and .3% as Native American during the 2014/15 school year.

 

For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries, please see http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/

For more information about the University of Iowa and community, please see https://jobs.uiowa.edu/why_ui/index.php

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Discussion Assistant Director for Access Services, Yale University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 03:20 pm

Assistant Director for Access Services

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  47195BR

http://bit.ly/2BEnNga

 

Assistant Director for Access Services

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  47195BR

http://bit.ly/2BEnNga

 

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: Reporting to the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, the Assistant Director for Access Services provides oversight and coordination for a wide range of library services including: information desks, basic reference, circulation, course reserves, resource sharing, and stacks maintenance in a busy, service-focused visual and performing arts library. Participates in hiring, training, supervising, coaching, and evaluating the work of five FTE staff and a corps of student workers. S/he collaborates with other librarians to provide research support to Arts Library patrons using a wide range of superb digital and print resources, instructional and information technologies. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, initiates and leads access services initiatives and teams comprised of librarians and library services assistants.

 

S/he also serves as the primary library liaison to either the Department of the History of Art or the School of Architecture, depending upon academic background or related experience, and is responsible for providing reference, consultation, collection development, and digital and instructional services. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library, fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment, and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library system.

 

Works collaboratively to create and maintain online instructional and research guides and to maintain the Arts Library website. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, DH Lab specialists, archivists and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching. Develops and offers services for providing access to resources in the Arts Library and scholarly output in the arts by Yale students and faculty, working closely with staff in cataloging, systems, and related departments, representing the public services perspective.

 

The Assistant Director will:

  • Working in a collaborative environment, help manage Arts Library circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, and other aspects of access services.
  • Provide research support to students and faculty in academic departments and schools through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. Participate in Yale Library’s cross-disciplinary reference, instruction, and outreach programs.
  • Support research and raise awareness of information resources through outreach efforts.
  • Develop library collections in all formats. Work with the Director of the Arts Library to acquire resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.).
  • Participate in public services strategic planning and policy development focused on public services. Participate in departmental library access services program planning.
  • Participate in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities.
  • Participate in professional activities outside of Yale and monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale’s collections and research support services.
  • May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
  • Supervisory or related formal leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated ability with a user-oriented approach to library public services, including reference, instruction, and outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability to use and teach digital tools for research, instruction, and/or outreach such as online tutorials, online citation management and personal data management tools, data visualization tools, digital humanities tools, social media platforms, Omeka, WordPress, LibGuides, Drupal, etc.

 

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: Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field. Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship.

 

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.

 

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/2BEnNga.

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Discussion Spanish Communications Specialist (PT), Denver Public Library (apply by Jan. 12)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 02:08 pm

Spanish Communications Specialist

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denverlibrary/jobs/1939503/spanis...

 

What You'd Do

SPANISH FLUENCY REQUIRED

Spanish Communications Specialist

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denverlibrary/jobs/1939503/spanis...

 

What You'd Do

SPANISH FLUENCY REQUIRED

Translate content from English to Spanish for print and electronic distribution. Coordinate translation of multiple languages with external language vendor. Maintain Spanish Facebook page and Twitter accounts. Work with social media specialist and Marketing and Communications manager to find and post content, develop content, prepare images. Work with staff across the library to develop content for website and social media. Maintain website with relevant information and updates.  Assist with the research and development of the library's Language Access Plan. Work with an internal committee to proof translated materials. 

You Have

Knowledge of communication and dissemination techniques including social media. Skill in the practice of effective Spanish language communications, both orally and in writing. Skill in checking information for accuracy and completeness and correcting errors. Skill in expressing ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively. Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to work with a diverse group of people. Ability to model a positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to create and maintain positive staff relationships. Ability to multi-task and prioritize, Ability to demonstrate innovation and flexibility. Ability to use basic workplace technology, including email, internet and automated software. Ability to pass a background check after the offer to hire has been made.

Spanish language fluency.

A Bachelor's degree.

 

Other Things You Should Know

This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic communication creation and support to Denver Public Library's Spanish speaking customers.  The successful candidate will have fluency in written and spoken Spanish to assist in promoting and publicizing the library's services, programs and activities. This position serves as the Spanish language information source to the public and the media both in written materials, web content and in-person when needed.

Although the full salary range for this position is provided, offers depend on qualifications and typically do not exceed the midpoint.The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.  

This position will be scheduled according to the department needs and may include evening and weekend hours.

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Discussion Librarian - Valdez-Perry Branch, Denver Public Library (apply by Jan. 19)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 02:06 pm

Librarian - Valdez-Perry Branch

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denverlibrary/jobs/1944671/librar...

 

What You'd Do

SPANISH FLUENCY REQUIRED

Librarian - Valdez-Perry Branch

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denverlibrary/jobs/1944671/librar...

 

What You'd Do

SPANISH FLUENCY REQUIRED

Create lifelong library customers by implementing library services designed for customers of all ages seeking popular materials and quick service. Provide readers advisory, reference assistance and adult programming. Design engaging displays and participate in merchandising of the entire collection. Participate in community outreach and collection maintenance activities. Communicate effectively about issues and initiatives with customers, staff and administration. Establish and foster community relationships.

 

You Have

Knowledge of publishing trends. Knowledge and experience with developing and presenting story times for young children as well as adult programming. Skill in using and assisting customers with technology. Skill in eye-catching display design and merchandising of library materials. Skill in providing reference, readers and media advisory service to all ages. Ability to thrive working in an environment with constant public contact with people from all backgrounds and age groups. Ability to demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers and community. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Ability to demonstrate innovation and flexibility. Ability to perform dynamic story times for a wide range of ages. Ability to use technology including email, internet, databases, eMedia, social media and other software. Ability to pass a background check after the offer to hire has been made.

Experience in providing high volume, innovative library service (preferred, not required). 

A Master's in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or plans to receive one within 90 days of hire.

Spanish language fluency.

 

Other Things You Should Know

Although the full salary range for this position is provided, offers are typically made within the

starting salary range and depend on qualifications.  The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.

The schedule will be determined by the needs of the branch and will include evening and weekend hours.

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Discussion Librarian - Reference Services, Denver Public Library (apply by Jan. 26)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 02:04 pm

Librarian - Reference Services

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denverlibrary/jobs/1944661/librar...

What You'd Do

SPANISH FLUENCY REQUIRED

Librarian - Reference Services

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/denverlibrary/jobs/1944661/librar...

What You'd Do

SPANISH FLUENCY REQUIRED

Create positive experiences for library customers by performing professional library work including reference service, one on one appointments and collection maintenance.  Staff busy reference service points, serving a diverse clientele of all ages.  Promote library resources and services.  Participate in targeted community outreach and programming.  Communicate effectively about issues and initiatives with customers, coworkers, and administration.
 

You Have

Excellent customer service skills.  Interest in providing small business entrepreneurs with industry, market and consumer information in order to help them start or grow their business idea.  Knowledge of reference resources, including subscription databases and authoritative free websites.  Skill in conducting effective reference interviews and information literacy instruction for customers with different levels of literacy or technology abilities.  Skill in interpreting, communicating and presenting information, both orally and in writing.  Ability to self-motivate in constantly learning and sharing about new reference resources.  Ability to effectively provide reference service to people from all backgrounds and age groups in a variety of formats (in-house, telephone, online chat, and e-mail).  Ability to thrive working in an environment with constant public contact.  Ability to demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers and community.  Ability to creatively problem-solve, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner.  Ability to multi-task and prioritize.  Ability to demonstrate teamwork, innovation and flexibility.  Ability to pass a background check after the offer to hire has been made.
 
A Master's in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.
 
Experience in providing high volume, innovative library service (preferred, not required).
 
Experience in chat reference (preferred, not required).
 
Spanish language fluency.

Other Things You Should Know

The role of Reference Services is to provide professional reference service to the city and region, further information literacy skills and lifelong learning for our customers, and support staff system-wide in the acquisition of reference skills.  Our collection includes over 30,000 reference books, 120,000 bound reference periodicals, 1.5 million Federal Documents and a wide range of electronic resources.  We are a Federal Selective Depository Library as well as a Patent and Trademark Resource Center. The successful candidate will demonstrate passion and innovation in providing exemplary reference service to adult and teens.  This is an outstanding opportunity to work alongside and learn from a team of highly experienced colleagues.

Although the full salary range for this position is provided, offers are typically made within the
starting salary range and depend on qualifications.  The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.

The schedule will be determined by the needs of the department and will include evening and weekend shifts.

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Discussion Assistant Dean, Library Administrative Services, University of Oregon (apply by Feb. 19)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 02:01 pm

Assistant Dean, Library Administrative Services

http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/521639/assistant-dean-library-ad...

Assistant Dean, Library Administrative Services

http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/521639/assistant-dean-library-ad...

The individual in this position provides leadership and oversight for assigned areas in the position’s portfolio, but also contributes significant hands-on work related to budget development and management, and library-wide evaluation and assessment. The Assistant Dean directly supervises 2.0 FTE officers of administration and 1.0 FTE classified staff, and is responsible for a total permanent staff of nine, plus several student assistants. The position provides leadership as the administrative sponsor for the Evaluation, Assessment, and User Experience Team, the Library Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, the Student Supervisors Group, the Undergraduate Research Award Committee, and ad hoc working groups as needed. The incumbent also serves as a member of the senior-level Administrative Team and Library Council, and participates in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field, and to meet criteria for promotion and retention. For a full job posting, including application instructions, please visit the UO Career Website.

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Discussion Assistant Head of Special Collections, The University of Arkansas (apply by Mar. 9)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 01:48 pm

Assistant Head of Special Collections

Assistant Head of Special Collections

The University of Arkansas Libraries is seeking a highly collaborative and engaged leader to serve as Assistant Head of Special Collections. This person will lead, shape, and assist in development and delivery of departmental priorities, through special projects to deliver innovative services, processes, and outreach.  Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, this position supports the Department Head in the daily management of the department (approx. 11 FTE) through project management, assessment, and donor relations. The Assistant Head will participate in the department’s Collection Development, Processing, Outreach, and Exhibition teams. Additional duties will include contributing to the Libraries’ growing digital collections, coordinating department events, and seeking grant-funded opportunities.

 

The successful candidate will join a department deeply committed to and engaged with its communities on campus and throughout the state of Arkansas. As a core component of the Libraries’ research enterprise, the Special Collections Department’s strategic plan emphasizes its commitment to service, as outlined in its Guiding Priorities. Together, department faculty librarians and staff acquire and make available for research manuscript collections highlighting Arkansas and regional history; university archives, which documents the activities of the institution, its faculty, and its students; and a growing rare books collection. Through classroom instruction, exhibitions, and service, the department ensures the stewardship of the historical record for the University community and the public.

 

The Assistant Head will collaborate in strategic implementation of the department’s priorities, including department programs, services, and spaces. Facilitates collaborative relationship building within the department, throughout the Libraries, and with community partners. Builds, executes, and coordinates an assessment program. Contributes to budget planning and management. Is responsible for the development and implementation of special projects in all functional areas including outreach and research services, organizing and describing collections, and collection development. 

 

The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated leadership and coaching skills, outstanding written and oral communication skills, and analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to think strategically and embrace change-management strategies. Additional key attributes are a strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; demonstrated ability to interact successfully with a variety of constituents; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively to develop productive partnerships within and across complex organizations like the Libraries and University; focused attention to details, deadlines and goals; and a working knowledge of statistics and statistical analysis. 

 

Responsibilities of this position include research, creative work, and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas.  The successful candidate must have documented accomplishments commensurate with the criteria for appointment at the level of Associate Librarian / Associate Professor.  A dossier will be required for appointment and hiring.

 

Qualifications.  Required:  A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, or related advanced degree and ACA certification; at least 4 years of professional experience working in a cultural heritage institution with increasing management experience; demonstrated experience arranging, describing, and managing archival collections; demonstrated experience with archival and library standards and tools, such as EAD, MARC, LCSH, and DACS; demonstrated experience providing innovative public service, specifically reference and instruction; experience contributing to physical exhibitions; and experience contributing to digital collections.  Preferred:  A second advanced degree; working knowledge of budget processes; experience with grant writing and administration; experience in donor relations and cultivation; experience working with ArchivesSpace, Preservica, AEON, and Archive-It or equivalent tools; and working knowledge of digital repository systems and digital curation.

 

Rank and Salary:  Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian / Associate Professor.  Salary: $70,000. 

 

Benefits:  Relocation allowance available.  Benefits include TIAA or Fidelity Investments, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

 

Background:  The University of Arkansas places students first by enhancing academic programs, creating an engaging campus life, reducing obstacles, enhancing diversity, improving graduation rates, and marshaling the expertise of the faculty, staff, and students.  The University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high levels of research activity (RU/VH).  The University provides a superior campus landscape and environment while designing and building world class facilities.  The funding for research awards and research expenditures continues to grow and so do the academic programs offered.  The University Libraries share in the stewardship of the University’s goals and takes responsibility for the health of the research and teaching collections as well as programs that further support the academic mission.  For more information, visit the Libraries’ home page (https://libraries.uark.edu/).  The University of Arkansas campus (https://www.uark.edu/) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with a student enrollment of more than 26,000, is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System.  With a population of approximately 460,000, the northwest Arkansas region is home to two Fortune 100 company headquarters.  This thriving region offers numerous cultural venues, such as the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Walton Arts Center, and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

 

Special Collections Department:  The Special Collections Department was created in 1967 to encourage research and writing in the history and culture of Arkansas and the surrounding region.  The mission of the department is to acquire, preserve, and provide access to materials to support scholarly investigation of the state, its customs and people, and its cultural, physical, and political climate.  Special Collections houses approximately 15,000 linear feet of manuscript collections, approximately 28,000 titles of Arkansas print material, more than 100,000 photographs, and about 10,000 maps and rare books, and the University Archive.  Notable collections include: the papers of Senator J. William Fulbright, the Council for International Exchange of Scholar Records, the works of noted photographer Lawrence “Larry” W. Obsitnik, composers William Grant Still and Florence Price, writer John Gould Fletcher, and the Peace Links Papers. The Department is comprised of 11 FTE faculty and staff.  For more detailed information on the department please visit the Web site: https://libraries.uark.edu/SpecialCollections/

 

Application deadline and contact information.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Completed applications received by March 9, 2018, will receive full consideration.  For the full posting or to apply, please go to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/24739.  When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application (addressed to the attention of Jeff Banks, Director for Human Resources and Organizational Development), résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references.  For more information, please contact Jeff Banks at libhrofc@uark.edu.

 

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.  All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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Discussion Head, Distinctive Collections; Arizona State University (apply by Feb. 7)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 11:55 am

Head, Distinctive Collections

https://lib.asu.edu/employment/head-distinctive-collections

Are you ready to lead distinctive collections at the most innovative university in the country?

 

Head, Distinctive Collections

https://lib.asu.edu/employment/head-distinctive-collections

Are you ready to lead distinctive collections at the most innovative university in the country?

 

Ranked #1 for innovation three years in a row by U.S. News and World Report, Arizona State University has become the foundational model for a new paradigm for public higher education – committed to access, excellence and impact – and is now actively engaged in building a new library for the 21st century. ASU Library, serving as a critical gateway to ASU’s growing research and knowledge enterprise, works to collaborate, educate and innovate across disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key research and learning opportunities that are unique to ASU.

 

ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, collaborative, and service-oriented collections development and management professional to lead the Distinctive Collections team in the strategy, planning, policy development, donor relationship development, and management of distinctive collections, both print and digital.  This position also provides leadership and vision for a community-focused approach to the selection, organization, and ongoing management of distinctive collections housed in ASU Libraries’ closed stacks, including rare books and manuscripts and portions of the Greater Arizona, Chicano Research, Latin American, Music, Design, and Child Drama & Theater collections. The successful candidate will actively seek strategic partnerships with local, state, national, and international entities to further the work of ASU Library and align our collections with the needs of the ASU community and the goals and mission of Arizona State University. S/he is also responsible for hiring, training, and evaluating personnel within this unit, including a team of curators and archives specialists.

 

A focus of the position is to work closely with key stakeholders to define distinctive collections development policies and processes; determine preservation, conservation, and reformatting priorities; steward donor relationships; manage distinctive collections documentation; and develop and oversee reference services for rare, unique, and archival materials. The successful candidate will work closely with other units to ensure exemplary preservation protocols and closed stacks management, efficient and appropriate acquisition and processing, and alignment with Library and University initiatives. S/he will use innovative approaches to problem solving and collection assessment tools for data analysis and decision making.

 

ASU Library is a strong supporter of student success and a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission of access, excellence and impact. Success at ASU is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed.

 

This is a continuing appointment track Academic Professional position; Associate/Full Librarian and salary dependent upon experience.

 

For complete application and qualification requirements, please visit the ASU Library website at: http://lib.asu.edu/Employment/

 

Application deadline is February 7, 2018; if not filled, applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

 

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  A background check is required for employment.

 

ASU is a VEVRAA Federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse workforce.

 

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Discussion Call for Papers: Politics of Libraries Conference April 23, 2018 University of Alberta - School of Library and Information Studies

by Anjelica Rufus-Barnes on Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 06:05 pm

Deadline: January 30, 2018 (from politicsoflibraries.github.io)

Deadline: January 30, 2018 (from politicsoflibraries.github.io)

The spring of 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the turbulent spring of 1968 where social and political movements resulted in protests and strikes across many Western democracies. In France in May of 1968, where unrest was most pointed, some declared the month to be the “début d’une lutte prolongée” or “beginning of a prolonged struggle.” While the protests and strikes seemed to indicate a progressive momentum in the waning period of the so-called ‘golden era’ of the Fordist social contract, the response to thesocial protests of 1968 (and political radicalism that followed) was the emergence of economic and political neoliberalism. Looking back on 50 years since 1968, we aim to question not what failed in the spring of 1968 nor how a new political and economic orderarose, but what is the state of the politics of libraries in 2018? What struggles continue and what new ones must be undertaken?

Reflecting on this 50th anniversary, an interested group of librarians, information professionals, students, and academics is hosting a conference questioning the politics of libraries in 2018, discussed over one day in April 2018 at the University of Alberta. In the spirit of 1968, we invite practitioners, scholars, activists, students, and other members of the general public interested in library allied information services to submit proposals on the issue of the politics of libraries in 2018. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Neutrality in libraries
  • Hegemonic and counter-hegemonic roles of libraries
  • Resistance in library services and work
  • Neoliberalism and its relationship to libraries
  • Precarity in library work

Please submit proposals (not to exceed 400 words) for individual (20 minute presentations) and group/panel contributions using this form by midnight January 30, 2018.

All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer review process undertaken by the conference organizers. Notification on the status of submissions will be made by mid-February, 2018.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact politicsoflibraries@gmail.com.

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Discussion NEXT Library® Emerging Leader Travel Fellowship-Berlin Conference Sept. 2018, apply by Jan. 19

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 10:31 am

NEXT Library® Emerging Leader Travel Fellowship-Berlin Conference Sept. 2018

NEXT Library® Emerging Leader Travel Fellowship-Berlin Conference Sept. 2018

Six emerging leaders in U.S. public libraries will be selected and given travel awards by the Central and Regional Library of Berlin to attend the Next Library® Conference, September 12-15, 2018, under federal grant no. SGE-210-17-GR-0148 provided by the U.S. Department of State and the American Embassy in Berlin.  Emerging leaders is an open definition and is not tied to the ALA Emerging Leaders program (though those individuals past and present are welcome to apply.)  Any public librarian/staff who meets the criteria are eligible to be nominated.   The Next Library Conference programs are in English. 

Fellows will receive travel grants to cover conference registration, roundtrip economy airfare, hotel accommodation for 4 nights (between 11 September and 15 September), and per diem in connection with hotel nights.

The American Library Association’s Europe Committee and members of the Next Library® Advisory Board are assisting the Central and Regional Library of Berlin in selecting the 2018 US Public Library fellows.

Applicants need to be nominated by the director, or other supervisory manager at the library and/or a past attendee of the NEXT Library® Conference. Nominators must to fill out the application with support from the fellow.

In addition to the application here, nominators/nominees are encouraged to send an up to two-page maximum bio or resume of the nominee to Nick Sweig at nsweig@ala.org after completing the application.  Questions about the fellowship should also be addressed to nsweig@ala.org

Nominees must be currently working at a U.S. public library and have served ten years or less in the profession. Ideal candidates will have direct responsibility or oversite in services delivery, design, and implementation; have demonstrated leadership and an entrepreneurial mindset; have taken risks and weathered challenges, even failure; and those that demonstrate a deep commitment to the future of the field.  Nominees are preferred to have an MLIS but it is not required.

Deadline for nominations is Friday, January 19, 2018

Notifications will be made mid-February.

 

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