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Discussion Call for Proposal - Weave: Journal of Library User Experience (peer-reviewed OA Journal)

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 06:11 am

Weave is a peer-reviewed, open access, web-based publication featuring articles on user experience design for librarians and professionals in related fields. Our editorial board consists of recognized experts in the field of library UX, and our editorial philosophy is to strive for a balance between theoretical and practical topics.  Open deadline. 
 
 
 

Weave is a peer-reviewed, open access, web-based publication featuring articles on user experience design for librarians and professionals in related fields. Our editorial board consists of recognized experts in the field of library UX, and our editorial philosophy is to strive for a balance between theoretical and practical topics.  Open deadline. 
 
 
 
As the importance of digital services begins to rival that of collections, library user experience is taking a more central role than ever. While new jobs are being created for User Experience librarians and some departments are being renamed “User Experience” teams, there has been no comprehensive, rigorous publication for library UX professionals to share with and learn from their colleagues. Weave is intended to fill that gap. Weave helps practitioners and theorists work together to make libraries better.
 
We are looking for two kinds of work:
 
1.       Full length, scholarly articles of relevance to UX in libraries. We are interested in publishing innovative and cutting edge research, practical applications and their implications, and ideas and speculation about future directions for UX.
2.       Features for the Dialog Box, a new kind of review section. Weave’s Dialog Box aims to extend beyond the traditional book review section and feature critical dialog not only with books but with other media that set the boundaries of library UX.
 
At Weave UX, we don't want you to wait until you've written an article to tell us about it. Submit a short pitch for your idea, and we'll help you develop it into an article.
 
Pitch us your article at: http://weaveux.org/submit
 
Unless otherwise noted, all content in Weave UX is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)  in order to allow for the greatest possible dissemination of our authors’ work. If this license would prevent you from publishing in Weave, then please contact us at hello@weaveux.org.
 
On behalf of the Weave board & editors,
Courtney McDonald
Chair, Editorial Board | Weave: Journal of Library User Experience

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Access Services Conference 2017, Unlocking the 21st Century Library (Atlanta, Georgia November 2017)

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 06:05 am

Access Services Conference 2017, Unlocking the 21st Century Library
 
Deadline is 5pm, May 5, 2017. 
 
On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2017, Unlocking the 21st Century Library.  This year's event will be held at The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia from November 15-17, 2017.

Access Services Conference 2017, Unlocking the 21st Century Library
 
Deadline is 5pm, May 5, 2017. 
 
On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to submit a proposal for the Access Services Conference 2017, Unlocking the 21st Century Library.  This year's event will be held at The Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia from November 15-17, 2017.

The Access Services Conference is an opportunity for individuals working in all areas of Access Services in libraries to gather information and communicate with other professionals about Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Student Worker Management, Security, Stacks Maintenance, and other topics of interest. 

We invite program and poster proposals until 5pm, May 5, 2017. Accepted programs should be able to fit within a 45 minute segment including time for questions.  Posters will be presented in a dedicated poster session.  Go to http://accessservicesconference.org/present/call-for-proposals/ to submit your proposal.
 
Proposals might focus on any of the following areas:

 

 

  • Customer Service Circulation
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Consortia Agreements
  • Electronic Resources and Access Services
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Reserves
  • Security
  • Space Management
  • Stacks Maintenance
  • Student Worker Management
  • Current Technology for Access Service   Enhancement

Program Proposal guidelines:

Please submit an abstract, 150 words or less, with the program or poster title and your name.  Session and poster proposals will be reviewed by the program committee and those presenters who are selected will be notified by May 22, 2017. 
 
For more information, please visit the conference website at: http://accessservicesconference.org/

Please direct any questions to
Catherine Jannik Downey           
cdowney@ggc.edu
 
Vendors or organizations interested in sponsoring the Access Services Conference please contact
Denita Hampton
dahampton@gsu.edu

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Discussion 2017 James P. Danky Fellowship (apply by May 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 01:09 pm

2017 James P. Danky Fellowship
Applications are due May 1.

In honor of James P. Danky's long service to print culture scholarship, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Historical Society, is again offering its annual short-term research fellowship (http://www.wiscprintdigital.org/fellowship/).

2017 James P. Danky Fellowship
Applications are due May 1.

In honor of James P. Danky's long service to print culture scholarship, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Historical Society, is again offering its annual short-term research fellowship (http://www.wiscprintdigital.org/fellowship/).

The Danky Fellowship provides $1000 in funds for one individual planning a trip to carry out research using the collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society (please see details of the collections at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/collections/).

Grant money may be used for travel to the WHS, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living expenses while pursuing research here. If in residence during the semester, the recipient will be expected to give a presentation as part of the colloquium series of the Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture (http://www.wiscprintdigital.org/) .

Preference will be given to:
-proposals undertaking research in print culture history
-research likely to lead to publication
-researchers early in their career
-researchers from outside Madison

Prior to applying it is strongly suggested that applicants contact Lee Grady at the Wisconsin Historical Society (lee.grady@wisconsinhistory.org or 608-264-6459) to discuss the relevancy of WHS collections to their projects. Wisconsin Historical Society staff may be able to identify potential collections of which you may not otherwise be aware.

There is no application form. Applicants must submit the following:

1) A cover sheet with name, telephone, permanent address and e-mail, current employer/affiliation, title of project, and proposed dates of residency.

2) A letter of two single-spaced pages maximum describing the project and its relation to specifically cited collections at the society and to previous work on the same theme, and describing the projected outcome of the work, including publication plans. If residents of the Madison area are applying, they must explain their financial need for the stipend.

3) Curriculum vitae.

4) Two confidential letters of reference. Graduate students must include their thesis adviser.

Applications are due by May 1. The recipient will be notified by June 1.

Please use your last name as the first word of all file names (for example: Name CV.pdf) and email materials to:

Anna Palmer
Coordinator, Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture
printculture@slis.wisc.edu

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Online Doc Upcoming 2017 scholarship deadlines for library and information science graduate education

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 09:29 am

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Additional Scholarship Opportunities without currently posted 2017 deadlines

 

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Discussion Community Archivist for the Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill (apply by May 5)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 12:54 pm

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY
POSITION: Community Archivist (At Will Appointment)
AVAILABLE: June 1, 2017
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a creative, collaborative, self-motivated, enthusiastic professional for the position of Community Archivist for the Southern Historical Collection.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY
POSITION: Community Archivist (At Will Appointment)
AVAILABLE: June 1, 2017
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a creative, collaborative, self-motivated, enthusiastic professional for the position of Community Archivist for the Southern Historical Collection.

Working closely with the curatorial team of the Southern Historical Collection (SHC), and reporting to the Director of the Collection, the Community Archivist will serve as project manager and coordinator for a Mellon Foundation grant that services the Collection’s existing and prospective community archive projects. The Community Archivist will manage a small team, document the community-driven methodology, facilitate relationships with peer practitioners and community liaisons, and develop tools and programs for community-driven archives. The Community Archivist will articulate the community-driven philosophy to all project stakeholders including but not limited to community members, library staff, and other partners. The Community Archivist will participate in Library-wide initiatives and serve on committees and task forces. This position will require occasional travel.

The Community Archivist will:
• Serve as project manager for the grant outcomes and products
• Manage the work of four direct reports, including graduate students and part-time employees
• Coordinate the “Archivist in a Backpack” prototype
• Conceptualize, design, generate content for, and edit the Community Archives Handbook
• Facilitate community charrettes
• Coordinate the production of donor education videos
• Work with library Information Technology to address and plan for project IT needs as they arise
• Help prepare project evaluation reports and budget tracking

The Southern Historical Collection encourages the study and appreciation of the history and culture of the American South by collecting, preserving, and promoting the use of unique documentary materials of enduring historical value that reflect American life and culture between the late colonial period and the present day. Totaling over 20 million items organized in more than 5,000 collections, these materials document antebellum plantation life, slavery, the American Civil War, the Long Civil Rights Movement, and social change, with substantial holdings on family life, politics and governance, religion, business, labor, literature, sociology, and journalism. The SHC also is the repository for interviews conducted by the Southern Oral History Program with Southerners who have made significant contributions to a variety of fields and that will render historically visible those whose experience is not reflected in traditional written sources.

SHC collections and programs enable users to derive meanings from the Southern past and to support the University's mission of teaching, research, and service. The SHC welcomes professional, student, and public researchers from around the world to conduct research in an atmosphere that encourages intellectual exploration and exchange, and supports an extensive program of ongoing digitization and online delivery of its collections.

Qualifications
Required
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or a related advanced degree. Two years’ of professional experience in an archive or special collections environment. Demonstrated understanding of the principles that dictate archival appraisal, description, and reference as well as interest or experience in applying these principles in a community-driven archival framework. Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility, as well as willingness to adjust to job duties as changes in technology and user needs dictate. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated project management experience, excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines in an evolving environment. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty, researchers, and community members.

Preferred
Relevant managerial and or supervisory experience. Comfort with new digital and social media tools. Strong commitment to public service, particularly to working with underrepresented communities. Experience in the acquisition of manuscript, archival, or other special collections, including working with collection donors. Demonstrated instruction skills. Experience in library, scholarly, or community programming, particularly in collaborative teams for events and visiting groups. Demonstrated experience with technologies used to describe, discover, provide access to, and promote the use of historical resources. Experience in fundraising, donor cultivation and stewardship, and grant writing and administration.

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

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

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

Salary and Benefits
This is an At Will Appointment, contingent upon the availability of funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and state or optional retirement plan.

Deadline for Applications
Review of applications will begin on May 5, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications by the date the review begins.

To Apply
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/117699 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume, and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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

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Discussion Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Digital Scholarship, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Digital Scholarship. The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans.

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for the position of Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Digital Scholarship. The library seeks to build its professional staff by recruiting talented, energetic librarians interested in shaping the future of Tulane University and New Orleans.

The Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Digital Scholarship provides leadership for digital scholarship support across campus. S/he identifies and implements digital tools and resources that advance the scholarly work of Tulane’s researchers at all levels. Working with faculty, students, and information technology specialists, this position furthers successful use and integration of digital tools in research, teaching and learning. S/he will be a partner and resource person for subject librarians and curators and will serve as a subject liaison providing research assistance, instruction in the use of library resources, and collection development and management in assigned subject(s) area.

Requirements:
• ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent at the time of hire and experience working in an academic library or an advanced degree and professional experience in the areas of job responsibilities
• Understanding of the research process and knowledge of the ways that new technologies are affecting the production of scholarship
• Experience with digital research tools and approaches (e.g. image analysis, text mining, data visualization, social network analysis)
• Experience with library research tools and research consultation experience
• Experience in instruction in an academic or research library
• Knowledge of the scholarly communications process (e.g., scholarly publishing, copyright, institutional or subject repositories)
• Enthusiasm for creative and engaging outreach
• Strong interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, technology professionals, and library colleagues

Complete requirements, benefits information, and application instructions are available at: http://library.tulane.edu/about/job-opportunities

Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Discussion Residency Librarian Program, American University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 03:59 pm

American University Library invites early-career librarians to apply for its Residency Librarian Program. The Resident Librarian position is a fixed-term 2 academic year faculty appointment and is designed to provide an immersion into academic librarianship and an opportunity to explore areas of interest. Funding will be provided to support professional engagement at the national level.

American University Library invites early-career librarians to apply for its Residency Librarian Program. The Resident Librarian position is a fixed-term 2 academic year faculty appointment and is designed to provide an immersion into academic librarianship and an opportunity to explore areas of interest. Funding will be provided to support professional engagement at the national level. Through the experience and mentoring acquired by participating in the Residency Librarian Program, individuals will be able to demonstrate skills at a professional level, will be able to develop a professional network, and will be prepared for future career opportunities.

The Residency Librarian Program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. American University Library is one of the four founders of the Diversity Alliance. The Resident Librarian will be part of a cohort of librarians established by Diversity Alliance member universities. The Residency Program Librarian will join another Residency Program Librarian already in place at American University Library. The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse entry-level librarians into the profession, to engage them in professional experience and service at American University, to provide mentorship in librarianship and in building their research and professional service agenda, and ultimately, to prepare them for a career in academic librarianship.

Responsibilities: Provide research and reference assistance services to a diverse user population at a busy research assistance desk, over the Web, and through teaching of information literacy classes. Work with colleagues in the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) Division to support the College Writing Program. Offer other information research and teaching. Integrate new technologies into the instruction process, and contribute to collection development and collection assessment. Prepare LibGuides, online tutorials and other relevant reference tools and in support of the university community. Actively participate in faculty governance and service to the profession. Over the course of the academic year, some evening and weekend hours will be required.

The Resident Librarian will be a member of the Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) Division and report to the AU Library Residency Program Coordinator.

Requirements: Candidate must be a recent ALA-accredited M.L.S. graduate (graduated since January 2015. General knowledge of print and digital resources, for example, through coursework, pre-professional or professional experience. Candidate must be committed to working with the students and faculty at a research university. Public service experience is preferred. Professional interest, experience or coursework related to teaching and library outreach is an asset. Candidate must be able to work independently; to demonstrate a commitment to diversity in the workplace, for example through coursework, pre-professional or professional experience. Ability to work in a team environment is required and candidate must be able to demonstrate interest in professional development and service.
https://apply.interfolio.com/41446

 

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Discussion Buddies from APALA at ALA Annual Conference 2017

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm

The APALA Mentoring Committee is starting a new activity called APALA-Buddy-Up for ALA Annual Conference 2017 in Chicago! ALA Annual can be a daunting conference! However, it doesn’t have to be!

If you are interested in having an APALA conference buddy whether you are new, seasoned or just confused with ALA Annual, please feel free to participate in this activity and we'll group you with others who have similar professional interests!

The APALA Mentoring Committee is starting a new activity called APALA-Buddy-Up for ALA Annual Conference 2017 in Chicago! ALA Annual can be a daunting conference! However, it doesn’t have to be!

If you are interested in having an APALA conference buddy whether you are new, seasoned or just confused with ALA Annual, please feel free to participate in this activity and we'll group you with others who have similar professional interests!

Please fill out this form by 6/1/2017: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LxGkJc7j_zCGf2re3_5Q5Ys2ZiPnLLnM...

Ultimately, we are hoping to form stronger bonds between members and strengthen the conference experiences for APALA members! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

Thanks,
APALA Mentoring Committee:
Ray, Tassanee, Rebecca, Sheeji, Smita, Johana and Maria

 

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Discussion Health Science Librarian, Stony Brook University (apply by May 4)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 12:48 pm

http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Admin/CampusJob.nsf/987ddc6b836068648525659c...

Campus Description: 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 Pollock-Krasner 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 Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University’s Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO’s Discovery Service, DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.

Descriptive Title: Health Science Librarian REF#: F-9730-16-12
Budget Title: Senior Assistant Librarian/Associate Librarian Faculty Position
Department: Library Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Required Qualifications: ALA accredited Master degree of Library/Information sciences. Master's degree in a science or health sciences related field. Two or more years of experience as a full-time science or health science librarian in a higher education institution. Excellent communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with evidence-based practice instruction, journal club or grand rounds. Evidence of grant and publication ability. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperative with others in a team environment.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Health Science Librarian will be responsible for the following:
• Explore and develop new methods for supporting biomedical research at Stony Brook University and to create and support collaborative departments within the University.
• Promote the ongoing development of the clinical medicine and biomedical sciences collections.
• Explore and develop new methods for supporting biomedical research at Stony Brook University and to create and support collaborative departments within the University.
• Provide research support through consultation, training, current awareness, and service development. Build relationships with bench researchers and clinicians through effective participation in clinical librarian and other informational programs.
• Served as the liaison to programs in biomedical research, bioinformatics, neurobiology, clinical medicine, bioengineering, and medical translational sciences.
• Work directly with faculty on systematic reviews, grant applications, and special projects/presentations.
• Assist research faculty in developing interdisciplinary collections, promote collaborative research for the Health Science and Life Science departments, assist faculty with curation of data sets for the Stony Brook research enterprise and Institutional Repository.
• Promote the ongoing development of the clinical medicine and biomedical sciences collections.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: as soon as possible. Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 05/04/2017.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1403B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax# 631-632-7116
E-mail: Library_BL_F97301612@stonybrook.edu

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 07/04/2017, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

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
Job Category: A) Faculty and Librarian Positions. Posting Date: 01/05/2017
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Discussion New Library Resident Program, University of Michigan Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 04:02 pm

Dear Spectrum Community
Any questions about the posting or position can be sent Stephanie Rosen, Accessibility Specialist, University of Michigan Library at 
ssrosen@umich.edu

Dear Spectrum Community
Any questions about the posting or position can be sent Stephanie Rosen, Accessibility Specialist, University of Michigan Library at 
ssrosen@umich.edu

The University of Michigan Library Resident Program was created to support our commitment to achieving a culturally diverse faculty. We are looking for assistant librarian candidates who are interested in being exposed to various areas of academic librarianship through a rotational program. Selected candidates will experience three years of library work within varied departments as well as engage in professional development and mentorship. This holistic experience will provide a competitive advantage in the search for a successive professional position. The U-M Library is a part of the ACRL Diversity Alliance supporting a broad-based library residency program.

The resident librarian is a three-year, nonrenewable term position at the assistant librarian rank which will be tailored to reflect the successful candidate’s professional interests and long-term career goals, and the needs of the U-M Library. About 70% of the resident librarian’s time will be spent working within the assigned area with the remainder of the time spent in strategic professional development and mentoring, library and campus experiences such as shadowing, committee and project work and engagement with professional associations. Assigned functional areas may change periodically based on the resident’s career objectives and the needs of the library.

The first year will be devoted to acclimating the resident to U-M, the Library, and to academic librarianship as a whole. Consequently, the resident librarian will be assigned to a thematic area that crosses over a variety of library areas and departments. Residents will be exposed to a broad range of staff, operations, services, and functions related to each selected thematic area. It is expected that candidates will bring a commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion to their work within the selected themes. Possible themes may include, but are not necessarily limited to curation, preservation, digital scholarship, scholarly communication, learning and teaching, liaison librarianship, impact and relevance, library administration, community outreach and special collections.

The second and third years will include deeper exposure to various departments and functions within the library and focus on a capstone project. Throughout the experience, the resident librarian will participate in strategic professional development, mentorship and engaged learning which may include active involvement in committees, special projects and programming.

The successful candidate should possess a strong interest in leadership in academic librarianship, demonstrate effective interpersonal, communication, demonstrate basic presentation skills, and possess the ability to be flexible and motivated in the face of changing work assignments, projects, and departments. In addition, candidates are expected to be able to communicate and demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion in librarianship.

Responsibilities*

The resident librarian advances the Library’s mission to support, enhance, and collaborate in the instructional, research, and service activities of the faculty, students, and staff, and contribute to the common good by collecting, organizing, preserving, communicating, and sharing the record of human knowledge. In fulfillment of this mission, the successful candidate will assume these primary responsibilities:

Perform assigned duties within assigned departments.

Work with supervisors and mentors to determine a professional development plan.

Work with supervisors and mentors to engage in library, university and community committees, initiatives, and projects as appropriate.

Grow and develop professionally by collaborating on committees and initiatives as well as engaging in professional and academic growth activities.

Required Qualifications*

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or an equivalent combination of relevant experience along with a relevant advanced degree.
  • Ability to clearly articulate career objectives within librarianship.
  • Exhibits an understanding and value of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Desired Qualifications*
Familiarity with trends and issues in academic librarianship.

Benefits, rank, salary

Appointment is anticipated at the Assistant Librarian rank. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library's process for librarian promotion and advancement.

The target salary range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000 per year for the Assistant Librarian rank. The actual salary offered may vary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities. This position receives 24 days of vacation a year, paid sick leave with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.

How to Apply: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/139552/resident_librarian 
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, your career aspirations and any experience that directly relates to this position. 

Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled. One Resident Librarian position will be filled. A second Resident Librarian position may be filled pending budgetary approval. 

About the University of Michigan Library
The U-M Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

The U-M Library strives to develop and nurture the skills that will allow us to manifest diversity as engagement, innovation, and above all, respect for all individuals. These skills are vital to the library, which offers its wide-ranging and diverse content, services, and expertise to the entire U-M community and beyond. We seek out and celebrate diversity in all of its forms, and more importantly, we embrace it as an organizational priority. The library has a long history of actively engaging in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility work, which is vital to the overall success of an academic research library and the tenets of diversity are infused into all aspects of our work.

The Library Human Resources office can be contacted at 734-764-2546 or libhumres@umich.edu.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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This Community brings together past and present recipients of ALA's Spectrum Scholarship and other library diversity recruitment initiatives to support the active involvement of new professionals in ALA and their communities, to build connections between Scholars across the country for their mutual support and advancement, and to facilitate ongoing professional development and leadership opportunities supporting retention in the field. All are welcome to join!

Established in 1997, the Spectrum Scholarship Program is ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians within the profession while serving as a model for ways to bring attention to larger diversity issues in the future.

 

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