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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 Call for Proposals: The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Proposal Deadline: June 16, 2017. 

Upcoming, openly licensed University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing title (2017) available as a digital publication using Pressbooks (and possibly as a print on demand title)

Edited by Kristi Jensen (kjensen@umn.edu) and Shane Nackerud (snackeru@umn.edu), University of Minnesota

Notification of Selected Authors/Chapters: June 30, 2017

Chapter Deadline: November 27, 2017

Proposal Deadline: June 16, 2017. 

Upcoming, openly licensed University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing title (2017) available as a digital publication using Pressbooks (and possibly as a print on demand title)

Edited by Kristi Jensen (kjensen@umn.edu) and Shane Nackerud (snackeru@umn.edu), University of Minnesota

Notification of Selected Authors/Chapters: June 30, 2017

Chapter Deadline: November 27, 2017

While the movement to utilize open educational resources in a wide range of educational environments began over two decades ago, there has been a surge in interest in both OER and other affordable course content options in the last several years. Much of the recent interest has been tied to strategic initiatives to make higher education more affordable and to improve teaching and learning.

A great deal has been published on open educational resources and open textbooks in higher education. While open textbooks and OER are exciting options, focusing only on OER or open textbooks often excludes many new efforts that present a wide array of affordable content options - options that have broader reach given the lack of quality, open resources available in many subject areas.

The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples, will allow authors from across institutions to provide their blueprint(s) for creating successful affordable content programming.

Chapter Ideas:
We are looking for chapters in the following areas but welcome your additional suggestions for review:

Bookstore models - rentals, all purchase ebook models
Faculty experiences - collaboration, impact on teaching, impact on students, why a move to affordable content
Student feedback and experiences
Library licensed multi-use ebook models
Hybrid content models - Library Licensed, OER, public domain, Fair Use, etc.
OER only models
Purchase models, for example, student fees pay for texts and they “check them out” for the semester
University wide collaboration models focused on OER and/or affordable content
Inter-institutional collaboration models focused on OER and/or affordable content
Incentive grants to utilize or create OER and/or affordable content
Publishing efforts
Replicating traditional publishing to create open content
New views of what textbook is broadly or for certain disciplines
Developing new models of peer review
Creating assessments and other supplemental materials
Education, workshops, culture change
Responses to legislative dictates

All chapters might include details about:
Partnerships
Scalability and sustainability
Barriers and successes
Pros and cons of approaches or methods
Measures of success and assessment efforts
And lessons learned

Proposal Format:

Proposed chapter title
300-500 word chapter description
Author(s) name, professional title, & contact information
Short 100 word bio for author(s)

Submission Process:
Authors interested in submitting chapters should complete the proposal form
on or before June 16, 2017.

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Discussion Call for Chapter Proposals: Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 02:36 pm

Proposal deadline is June 15, 2017. 

CFP URL: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/gradlibbook/

Book’s Working Title
Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

Edited by Crystal Renfro & Cheryl Stiles, Kennesaw State University

Intended Publisher: ABC/CLIO: Libraries Unlimited

 

Proposal deadline is June 15, 2017. 

CFP URL: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/gradlibbook/

Book’s Working Title
Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

Edited by Crystal Renfro & Cheryl Stiles, Kennesaw State University

Intended Publisher: ABC/CLIO: Libraries Unlimited

 


Overview of Book

 
Graduate Students are critical stakeholders for academic libraries, and as libraries continue to reinvent themselves to remain relevant, spaces, services and instruction targeted specifically for the needs of the graduate student community are critical.
We have created a tentative table of contents for this book and invite proposals on any of the topics listed below, or on a graduate student focused topic of your choice. Completed Chapters are expected to be between 2,000 – 5,000 words.

Proposed Table of Contents

 
Section 1: One Size Does Not Fit All

  • How Graduate Students differ from undergraduates and faculty: A literature review
  • Serving Online (Hybrid) Students
  • Serving Online-only Students
  • Serving the PhD
  • Serving STEM Graduate Students
  • Serving International Graduate Students
  • Serving the Professional Graduate Student (could be more than one chapter, each focused on different types of Professional Programs which are very distinct)
  • Serving the multiple roles of graduate students (GRA; Student; Teaching Assistant, etc.)

Section 2: Structures: Organizational; Technical; Spatial

  • Different library organizational structures to support graduate students
  • Technical needs of graduate students
  • Spaces for graduate students
  • Consultation models for serving graduate students

Section 3: Traditional Librarian Functions meet Graduate Students’ needs

  • ILL and serving Graduate Students
  • Workshops for Graduate Students
  • Information literacy and graduate students or ACRL Framework applied to graduate student interactions
  • Data and Graduate students
  • Digital Thesis & Capstone Processes
  • Productivity Tools for Graduate Students and/or Citation Managers
  • The Academic Research Cycle

Section 4: Partnerships

  • Collaboration with other university units
  • Collaboration with graduate associations and clubs
  • Collaboration with vendors
  • Collaboration with Professional Organizations

Proposal Guidelines

 
Length of Proposal: 200-400 word abstract of proposed chapter (please include chapter title). Final Chapter will be between 2,000-5,000 words.
Author(s): Name(s), Institution(s), job title(s), Short 2 sentence bio listing how the author(s) is/are involved with graduate students.

Important Dates: 

  • Proposal due: June 15, 2017
  • Authors notified: June 30, 2017
  • Full Chapters Due: September 30, 2017
  • Edited Chapters Returned: November 30, 2017
  • Final Revised Chapters due: January 1, 2018

 
Please contact Crystal Refro at crenfro1@kennesaw.edu with any questions regarding your proposal or the submission system.

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Discussion University Records Manager, Kansas State University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:45 am

Assistant Professor / University Records Manager

Assistant Professor / University Records Manager

Kansas State University Libraries (www.lib.k-state.edu) seek a University Records Manager. This position serves as the university’s records officer and as an advisor to Libraries and university administration, departments, and offices in the development of K-State’s records and information management (RIM) program. Required qualifications include a graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program, with a concentration in archives or records management, or a terminal degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 3 years of experience in archives or records management as well as demonstrated experience in records management or archives management, including knowledge of RIM issues within IT systems and services.

Visit: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/501335/assistant-professor for the full position announcement and instructions for applying.

Kansas State University (www.k-state.edu) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.

 

 

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Discussion Community Library Manager, Senior - Collection Management, Broward County

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:44 am

Community Library Manager, Senior - Collection Management

 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  Broward County Government

Library ManagerFort Lauderdale, Florida

Compensation

$74,617.32 to $119,089.63 Annually

Benefits Offered

Vision, Medical, Life, Dental

Employment Type

SALARY: $74,617.32 - $119,089.63 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/05/17

REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES:

Broward County, Board of County Commissioners is seeking a qualified candidate(s) for the position of Community Library Manager, Senior in the Libraries Division's Collection Management unit. Additional vacancies may be filled from this recruitment for a different unit within the library system. This position may be assigned to any location within the Libraries Division based on operational needs.

The purpose of this position is to manage, plan, supervise, and coordinate the activities of the Collection Management section. The functions of this position include, but are not limited to: centralized and decentralized selection, acquisitions, processing and cataloging of all formats; planning, allocating and administering the over 6 million dollar materials budget for the Libraries Division. This position is also responsible for developing and implementing Collection Management policies and procedures; managing the evaluation and selection of vendors; planning and selecting opening day collections for new libraries; providing guidance and support to library staff on all collection-related issues; responding to requests from staff and customers; coordinating the collection needs for college partners, programming, outreach services, and special events; and supporting division-wide initiatives. Consults with public service managers and staff about issues related to collection development and provides training to library staff on using collection development and management tools. Demonstrates creative methods for enhancing resource - related programs and promotions system-wide.

The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of public library management particularly multi-branch systems and a thorough understanding of library collections, selection, publishing and acquisitions issues. The ideal candidate should also demonstrate a clear understanding of current issues, including: access versus ownership issues, copyright issues, and digital rights as it relates to large library collections. The ideal candidate will serve as a strategic partner with management and administration in carrying out goals and objectives for maintaining the Library's full collection including cataloging and metadata, digital collection services, product development and print acquisitions. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills and interact effectively with people at various levels of the organization. The ideal candidate must be able to clearly articulate intellectual freedom principles and demonstrate management and leadership skills.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a Master's degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or closely related field.

Requires four (4) years of professional library experience, including two (2) years managing a section/branch and two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Preferences:

  • Master's degree or higher in Education or related field that is separate but relevant from the Minimum Qualifications.
  • Certification in ALA Leadership Certificate; Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute; or Post Master Certificates in Librarian-ship.
  • Two (2) years experience developing new policies and procedures relevant to material selection, acquisitions, cataloging, weeding, and requests for reconsideration of library materials.
  • Three (3) years purchasing and budget management experience with system-wide library materials.
  • One (1) year experience with PeopleSoft Financial Management and Purchasing System.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel.
  • At least (4) years Collection Development experience in a large and diverse library system, including two (2) years experience with central selection for multiple branches.
  • One (1) year experience planning and implementing an opening day collection for a large branch.
  • Two (2) years experience supervising the cataloging unit of a large library system.
  • Two (2) years experience working with vendors in the outsourcing of library materials selection and/or cataloging and processing.
  • Knowledge of vendor databases and two (2) years experience evaluating and negotiating for vendor products and services.
  • Two (2) years experience coordinating training for Public Service staff on procedures and vendor databases.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Description:
The purpose of this class within the Libraries Division is to directly supervise the librarians and is responsible for the implementation of services and the operations of the building.

This class works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Performs managerial and administrative functions at the library: coordinates, plans, directs, and evaluates adult services; effectively manages daily operations in the absence of the Regional Manager; oversees the day-to-day operations of the Collection Management section, which includes the collection development, serials, acquisitions, and cataloging units.

Plans, coordinates and organizes functional, programmatic, and physical aspects of library services and the facility at a regional library, including new initiatives (plan of service); plans and coordinates services to ensure health and safety of library users and staff, including facility maintenance, health and safety issues, evacuation drills, incident preparedness/emergency training for staff.

Guides staff in providing excellent customer service, responds to customer concerns, and adjusts policies and procedures to meet customer needs when appropriate; develops, interprets and implements library policies and procedures, both local and system wide.

Interviews, selects, assigns, trains, supervises and recognizes staff; and coordinates all counselling and disciplinary procedures for the regional library; manages matters pertaining to staff supervision: shortages, disciplinary matters, evaluations, schedules.

Attends to matters pertaining to customer service issues: customer complaints, customer code of conduct violations.

Attends meetings for effective communication and delivery of good internal and external customer service; collaborates with Friends of the Library and volunteers in support of their efforts to serve the library.

Performs related work as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance:

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities:

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities:

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

BROWARD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDER OF SERVICES

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT http://www.broward.org/careers

About Broward County Government:

ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY 
The business of Broward County Government is to deliver cost-effective and collaborative services to enhance and promote the quality of life for our residents, businesses and visitors.

Broward County offers an exciting, stable career with incredible employee benefits such as 11 annual holidays, accrued annual/vacation and sick leave, FRS retirement, $25,000 of free life insurance, training and development, and participation eligibility in a deferred compensation (457) plan. In addition, Broward County offers a Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH), Pharmacy coverage, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Section 125 Flexible spending accounts for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care. Part-time 20+ benefit eligible employees receive the benefits described above at a reduced amount.

BROWARD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDER OF SERVICES.

Be advised that during emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

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Discussion Archives Processing and Exhibits Assistant, Santa Clara University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:42 am

Santa Clara University Library’s Archives & Special Collections Department is seeking an Archives Processing and Exhibits Assistant. The Archives Processing and Exhibits Assistant increases access to and visibility of original and unique research materials. The position processes these materials to enhance their accessibility to the research community, ensure their long-term availability to scholars, and provide context for understanding the collections in research and instructional environments.

Santa Clara University Library’s Archives & Special Collections Department is seeking an Archives Processing and Exhibits Assistant. The Archives Processing and Exhibits Assistant increases access to and visibility of original and unique research materials. The position processes these materials to enhance their accessibility to the research community, ensure their long-term availability to scholars, and provide context for understanding the collections in research and instructional environments. The position also coordinates and supports various aspects of the department’s exhibits program in order to extend the reach of the department by engaging the SCU community and broad area audience. The Archives Processing and Exhibits Assistant reports to the Head of Archives & Special Collections.

The Archives Processing and Exhibits Assistant is a full-time, 40 hours a week, non-exempt staff position. Please note that recruitment or relocation expenses for potential candidates will not be reimbursed by the University.

Department Profile
The Department of Archives & Special Collections administers the original and unique research materials held by the University Library, including the historical records and scholarly output of Santa Clara University as well as the rare books and other research collections acquired to support the University’s mission since its founding by Jesuits in 1851. Our collections focus on areas relevant to the University’s role as a Jesuit, Catholic university in the heart of Silicon Valley and as the oldest operating institution of higher learning in California, with a history integrally connected to Mission Santa Clara, one of California’s original missions.

A full position description can be found here: https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/5879.

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Discussion Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA) Archivist, University of Massachusetts Lowell

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:41 am

Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Title of Position Being Posted Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA) Archivist
Department: College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Job Reference Number: 0081857
Posting Date: 05232017
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with experience and funding

Quicklink for Posting: jobs.uml.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55496

Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell
Title of Position Being Posted Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA) Archivist
Department: College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Job Reference Number: 0081857
Posting Date: 05232017
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with experience and funding

Quicklink for Posting: jobs.uml.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55496

General Summary of Position:
The Center for Asian American Studies (CAAS) is a multidisciplinary research center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell that seeks to promote research and education on Asian Americans, particularly
Southeast Asian Americans in New England. With communities as collaborative partners, CAAS seeks productive solutions to disparities in education, health, civic engagement, and cultural preservation and
innovation.

The Southeast Asian Digital Archive (SEADA) is an initiative of CAAS in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Lowell Libraries. The SEADA seeks to establish a public, userfriendly repository of cultural
heritage materials related to Southeast Asians in New England. In consultation with the SEADA Advisory Board (CAAS faculty and community members), the SEADA Archivist will help lay the foundations for a
sustainable, discoverable digital archive.
1. Appraisal, selection, accessioning, & description of SEADA materials.
2. Establish sustainable, secure, and discoverable digital infrastructure for SEADA.
3. Take a lead role in assessing intellectual property issues related to SEADA.
4. Collaborate on outreach initiatives and promote the University's commitment to community engagement.
5. The SEADA Archivist will be expected to perform other activities related to the development of the archive and related projects.

ALL of the above activities will be done alongside and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator/Director.

This position is contingent upon funding.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Master's of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
  • One to three years of experience working with archive collections
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Strong communication skills
  • Familiarity with the DACS* Standards and Dublin Core metadata standards
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Other Considerations:

  • Concentration in Archives or Digital Stewardship
  • Experience working with Southeast Asian American and/or Asian American communities

This position is contingent upon funding.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

For additional support, please visit http://peopleadminsupport.com/58/

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Discussion Russian/English Language Cataloger, Washington, DC.

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:36 am

LAC Federal, a division of LAC Group Company is seeking a Russian/English Language Cataloger for a project at a prestigious government library located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  Hours are flexible and can be either F/T or P/T.

 
Responsibilities: 

LAC Federal, a division of LAC Group Company is seeking a Russian/English Language Cataloger for a project at a prestigious government library located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  Hours are flexible and can be either F/T or P/T.

 
Responsibilities: 

  • Perform MLC cataloging using RDA
  • Re-cyrillicize some now-transliterated Russian text;
  • Add metadata and descriptive information to images;
  • Resolve cataloging and classification problems;
  • Work with cataloging databases such as OCLC, merging and consolidating records as necessary;

Qualifications:

  • Intermediate reading and writing ability of both English and Russian is required;
  • Recent cataloging experience is required, including direct experience with RDA, MARC and LCSH;
  • Knowledge of Cyrillic script and letters is highly desired;
  • 1+ years of cataloging or metadata experience in an academic, public, or law library using an ILS; Working knowledge of library databases, OCLC, AACR2, LC and Dewey Classification;
  • Accuracy, focus, and attention to detail;
  •  Knowledge of: 
  • Voyager ILS
  • RDA guidelines
  • RDA Toolkit
  • MARC 21
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Enhanced MLC cataloging

Please apply online at: https://goo.gl/Ose7Cb

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

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

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Discussion Executive Assistant to the Dean, Library Administration Office, Stony Brook University (apply by June 5)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:35 am

Executive Assistant to the Dean, Library Administration Office - 1701499 
https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701499

Executive Assistant to the Dean, Library Administration Office - 1701499 
https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701499

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)
Bachelor’s Degree. Three (3) years of directly related, progressively responsible, full time executive administrative experience, preferably in a Higher Education/Academic environment. Experience as an assistant to an Executive within a public sector, corporate, non-profit or higher education setting to include experience managing an Executive's calendar. Experience communicating with senior level administrators. Highly proficient, professional experience in word processing, spreadsheet management, electronic messaging and internet applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Apps, etc...).

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree. Additional years of progressively responsible full-time administrative experience, preferably in an academic setting. Experience working with campus computer systems. Experience working in a management level position. Supervisory experience. Event planning experience. Experience booking domestic and international travel arrangements.

Brief Description of Duties:
This position will assist the Dean of Libraries in the administration of the Library Administration Office.
• Act as the first line of contact for the Library Administration Office with persons within the University and visitors from various external groups and businesses, and the general public.
• Handles all administrative matters for the Dean and provide principal administrative support for the Dean’s Office, following all confidentiality policies and procedures.
• Assists the Dean in numerous aspects of their duties including the organizing, scheduling, and preparation for meetings and conferences.
• Manages the Dean's schedule and serve as the primary liaison between faculty, administrators and students within the University as well as outside of the University. Determine the Dean's priorities as it relates to calendar management, scheduling of meetings and conferences as well as other special events.
• Arrange conference calls, manage email distribution lists, electronic telephone directories of companies, businesses, SUNY offices.
• Make necessary domestic and international travel and accommodation arrangements for Dean, visiting international partner universities, sites, etc. and prepare travel reimbursement vouchers.
• Plan, coordinate, attend meetings, for high-ranking personnel from industry, members of the University community, business groups, and elected officials.
• Consult with the Dean to determine and develop appropriate agendas. Incumbent will research, gather and organize materials for meetings. As required, the incumbent will investigate issues raised at meetings and follow-up as appropriate.
• Maintain and manage Dean’s SBF Amex account.
• Monitor and track allocations to ensure proper and accurate administration of accounts.
• Work independently to resolve account discrepancies.
• Work with various campus offices to resolve discrepancies such as Procurement, SBF Accounting and Accounts Payable, Campus Catering, vendors, etc.
• Under the direction of the Dean, plan and project SBF budget needs. Prepare account summaries, using appropriate spreadsheet software.
• Provides information to both University Offices and outside donors as required.
• Reviews SBF monthly reports for accuracy.
• Support operational needs of Library Dean’s Office with regarding to ordering of and oversight of supplies and equipment.
• Administer paperwork for library interns, volunteers and faculty adjuncts.
• Maintain various data bases for the Library Administration Office which include industrial contacts, local and state officials.
• Research, gather and disseminate information on behalf of the Dean.
• Research required information, develop databases using appropriate software, prepare spreadsheets, manage data, extract data as required and prepare related reports on a regular and ad hoc basis.
• Communicate this information to the Dean.
• Assist the Dean with faculty re-appointments, tenure and promotion files.
• Responsible for hiring, training and supervising student staff at the Library Administration Office front desk and will serve as back up for other administrative support staff in suite.
• On behalf of the Dean, draft and prepare all correspondence, presentations and other types of communication for various Library activities.
• Attend and take minutes of confidential meetings as needed or requested by the Dean.
• Prepare follow-up letters/correspondence.
• Assist the Dean, or his/her designee, in producing the annual report and strategic plan.
• Required to prepare paperwork which is sensitive and confidential in nature.
• Coordinate various activities, including on-site and offsite conferences.
• Plan, coordinate, and attend meetings and/or events for constituencies within and outside the University.
• Consult with the Dean to determine and develop appropriate agendas.
• Research, gather and organize materials for meetings.
• As required, investigate issues raised at meetings/events and follow-up as appropriate.
• Assists Dean in numerous aspects of their duties including the organizing, scheduling, and preparing for meetings and conferences.
• Interface with high level officials and be prepared to attend meetings at the request of the Dean.
• COEUS routing system.
• Review grant proposals to make certain required documentation is included before routing goes to the Dean's level. If matching funds or cost-sharing are required, then prepare the appropriate paperwork for the project director.
• Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission.
Special Notes:
FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain the FLSA exemption.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Stony Brook University will be 100% tobacco-free starting January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

About Stony Brook:
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police.

Official Job Title: Senior Staff Assistant
Job Field
: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location
: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Library-Stony Brook University
Schedule
: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 - 5:00 Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date
: May 22, 2017
Posting End Date
: Jun 5, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $55,000-$70,000/Annual@1.0FTE CWE
Salary Grade: SL3
Appointment Type:Term

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Discussion Manager, Music Library, Stony Brook University (apply by June 2)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:33 am

Manager, Music Library - 1700018 
https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700018

Required Qualifications: As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)
Bachelor's Degree. Two (2) years full time related work experience. Experience in a library setting, including cataloging. Strong customer service experience in a related customer-focused field (hospitality, education support). Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Apps and Internet navigation. Knowledge of cataloging, Library of Congress classification and records maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications:
Administrative experience working in a University setting. Experience with Library software (i.e. Aleph, Innovative, ILLiad). Supervisory experience. BA in Music or BA with a music concentration. Working knowledge of at least one foreign language.Strong customer service experience preferably in a library setting.

Position Overview:
The Instructional Support Technician position is vital to the seamless operation of the Music Library. The person in this position oversees the daily operation of the Music Library, works collaboratively with members of Access Services in other library locations to ensure uniform policies and procedures and quality customer service at the library services desks through the Stony Brook University Library system and works closely with members of the library faculty and Technical Services team to catalog material for the Libraries’ collections.

The Instructional Support Technician will work with members of Access Services staff in all library locations to staff the library services desks and oversee the training of student employees who provide supplemental desk staffing and assistance in stacks maintenance.
This position is vital to the maintenance and oversight of the Music Library and, because the incumbent will work closely with members of Access Services throughout the campus library system as well as with library faculty and Technical Services is an important part of the unification of services and streamlining of procedures.

Brief Description of Job Duties:
• Circulation Desk coverage to include circulation of library materials including reserves, answering library user questions in person and by phone while referring more complex reference to Reference staff.
• Assist patrons at the public computers.
• With guidance from of the Senior Assistant Head of Public Services, supervise student assistants. This includes hiring, training, scheduling and overseeing the performance of the student assistants. Share responsibility for opening the library for scheduled weekday hours and maintaining operations. Assist in responding to Library maintenance issues such as photocopier problems, cleaning services and general library environmental concerns and referring to and coordinating with proper library and campus departments to ensure seamless services to patrons.This includes setting up the circulation desk supplies, maintaining and updating statistics, and ensuring printers are functioning properly.
• Catalogs library materials (scores, books, CDs, LPs etc) through editing, review and creation of complex online bibliographic database records. This requires a substantial degree of knowledge, judgment and interpretation in order to bring non-Library of Congress database records into conformity with national cataloging rules and local policies and procedures. Also perform a small percentage of original cataloging of new materials in the OCLC database.
• Respond to queries about Access Services and Library policies (to perform this duty, the incumbent must utilize his/her full working knowledge of the library information system ALEPH, including all functions in regards to patron records, processing of holds and receipt of library fine or fee payments.).
• Serve as primary contact for Access-related issues, answering questions regarding Access Services policies, taking messages and referring calls to appropriate Library or campus unit.
• Provide support for Resource Sharing, including interlibrary loan and reserves by coordinating and collaborating across the organization to ensure efficient processing, workflow, and excellent customer service.
• Utilizing the following systems, the incumbent will provide assistance to and interact with library personnel across campus and patrons: ILLiad, the interlibrary loan management system, Aleph, Blackboard, library website and its resources, Access Services policies and procedures, library databases for processing ILL and Reserves requests.
• Maintain technical competency and skills through professional development opportunities. Participate in Department and University-wide committees, events and professional organizations.
• Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes:
FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA
Stony Brook University will be 100% tobacco-free starting January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

About Stony Brook:
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police.

Official Job Title: Instructional Support Technician
Job Field
: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location
: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Library-Stony Brook University
Schedule
: Full-time Day Shift 8:30-5:00 Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date
: May 19, 2017
Posting End Date
: Jun 2, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $44,530-48K Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade: SL3
Appointment Type:Term

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Discussion Special Collections Librarian, Reed College (apply by June 5)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 05:23 pm

Special Collections Librarian at Reed College (Portland, Oregon)
Job posting: http://jobs.reed.edu/positions/special-collections-librarian.html
Link to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/42272

Special Collections Librarian at Reed College (Portland, Oregon)
Job posting: http://jobs.reed.edu/positions/special-collections-librarian.html
Link to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/42272

Reed College seeks a special collections librarian who will be a collaborative leader in the development, curation, and interpretation of rare books and special collections at Reed, including artists’ books, early writing and printing, Reediana, maps, photographs, and manuscripts, including the college archives. They interact frequently with Reed students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the public, providing access to materials and collections, delivering instruction and research assistance, creating exhibits, providing advice on scanning and digitization projects, and coordinating Reed’s participation in regional or national initiatives to maximize access to collections. The special collections librarian participates with other librarians in providing general research assistance and instruction and may serve as library liaison to academic departments or programs.

This is a full-time, exempt position working 37.5 hours per week on a Monday through Friday schedule, with occasional evening and weekend hours. The annual salary is $58,000 to $65,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications, background, and experience. Reed College offers an excellent benefits package including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10 percent employer contribution, retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as library borrowing privileges, membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse, and access to onsite daycare provided by Growing Seeds.

Essential Duties

-Provides leadership and expertise to library staff and student assistants in the acquisition, organization, preservation, access, and security of rare books, other special collections, and archives that support the historical and cultural record of the college and enrich the study of the liberal arts and sciences.
-Works with college faculty and staff, alumni, and potential donors to identify collection needs, coordinate gifts, and acquire additions to collections.
-Collaborates with library and special collections staff to plan for and provide spaces and facilities to accommodate the growth, usability, security, and preservation of collections.
-Coordinates with college administrative and academic offices and staff to ensure that historical and cultural records, both paper and digital, are accessioned, organized, preserved, and made accessible in the college archives.
-Provides instruction and research assistance, creates exhibits and digital collections, and conducts other outreach activities that support the use of collections and primary source materials by students, faculty, staff, and members of the public.
-Participates in professional activities of the library and the college by leading or serving on committees, providing training and educational opportunities for staff, and developing and maintaining connections with the local, regional, and national professional communities.

Required Qualifications

-ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science and a minimum of two years of professional experience in special collections or archives or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Experience with or knowledge of library rare books, special collections, and/or archives and their use in education and research.
-Organizational, planning, and leadership skills.
-Experience or interest in supporting diverse populations of students, faculty, and community members.

Performance Expectations

-Demonstrate knowledge of book structures and history, bindings, and paper.
-Demonstrate knowledge of book and paper preservation, conservation, and repair.
-Demonstrate knowledge of the creation, organization, and use of digital services and collections, especially relating to special collections and archives.
-Ability and interest to lead team projects and independent projects to include high level decision making.
-Shows interest or experience in contributing to the library’s research assistance, instruction, and outreach initiatives.
-Shows a strong interest in undergraduate liberal arts education.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, you will need to create a profile and upload a cover letter discussing your qualifications and interests, and your resume. In your letter, answer the following questions:

-How does this position at Reed College fit with your long-term professional goals?
-Of which accomplishment in your recent professional experience are you most proud?
-Reed College is a community that is committed to cultural and intellectual diversity as central to its academic mission (http://www.reed.edu/diversity/). Please describe how you might use your lived experience, education, professional experience, and prior community engagement to contribute to diversity and inclusion at Reed.

Review of applications will begin on June 5th. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so you are encouraged to apply early. This position will remain open until filled.

Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.

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