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Dear Spectrum Community,

14th Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, will kick-off our year-long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference with a cocktail reception on Sunday June 25, 2017 from 4-6pm at 19 East Gallery in Chicago. A minimum donation of the $20 ticket purchase includes hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

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Discussion Reference/First-Year Outreach Librarian, Williams Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, May 23, 2017 at 10:09 am

Reference/First-Year Outreach Librarian
Williams Libraries

Williams Libraries seeks a highly-motivated, creative, tech-savvy, user-centered individual to work in Research Services as the Reference/First-Year Outreach Librarian. This newly-defined position was created to meet the library’s priority of expanding and strengthening outreach to first-year students. This is a full-time, year-round, regular appointment, reporting to the Head of Research Services and Library Outreach.

Reference/First-Year Outreach Librarian
Williams Libraries

Williams Libraries seeks a highly-motivated, creative, tech-savvy, user-centered individual to work in Research Services as the Reference/First-Year Outreach Librarian. This newly-defined position was created to meet the library’s priority of expanding and strengthening outreach to first-year students. This is a full-time, year-round, regular appointment, reporting to the Head of Research Services and Library Outreach.

The Research Services department is dedicated to innovation, creativity, and pro-active, user-driven services. We value collegiality, collaboration, and working one-on-one with students and faculty. We believe in meeting students where they are in their information-seeking journey and helping them grow and develop into information-literate citizens.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who:
• Shares our passion for reference and instruction
• Enjoys meeting new people, making connections, and promoting the value of the library
• Embraces our commitment to active learning pedagogy
• Thrives in a small, relationship-driven academic environment
Responsibilities:
• Expand and enhance library outreach to first-year students, which includes:
o Organizing orientation programs
o Developing and implementing additional programming
o Creating promotional materials (print, film, and online)
• Build and maintain relationships with campus partners in the Davis Center and the Dean’s Office to engage with first-generation students and students from underrepresented groups
• Serve as collection and instruction librarian for Africana Studies, Environmental Studies, Justice & Law, and Political Science
• Provide general reference and instruction services for the social sciences and humanities
• Manage the social media presence of Research Services
Qualifications:
• MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.
• General subject knowledge in at least one of the subject areas of responsibility
• Public service experience working in a library
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented organization
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and presentation skills
• Experience creating promotional materials
• Strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion
• Some evening and weekend responsibilities are required
Preferred:
• Experience providing reference services
• Teaching experience and familiarity with information literacy concepts and trends
• Marketing, graphic design, or digital media production experience
• Experience with social media outreach
• Academic library experience
• Demonstrated experience in promoting diversity and engaging with underrepresented groups
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Job Group 2-E.

In addition to discussing your qualifications for the position in your cover letter, please address how your education and/or experience will support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide the names of three references with your resume.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

To apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

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Discussion Curriculum and Outreach Educator, Bowling Green State University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:37 am

CURRICULUM AND OUTREACH EDUCATOR
Curriculum Resource Center – University Libraries

Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”

CURRICULUM AND OUTREACH EDUCATOR
Curriculum Resource Center – University Libraries

Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”

The Curriculum and Outreach Educator reports to the Head Librarian of the CRC. In consultation with the Head Librarian, coordinates the outreach of the CRC to the campus and regional community; oversees the CRC web pages, social media presence for the CRC and the CRC LibGuides; provides instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels; provides reference and circulation functions during regularly scheduled shifts including some evenings and weekends; stays current with various state educational standards and helps the Head Librarian with curriculum mapping efforts for the College of EDHD. Serves on committees as assigned and assists with collection development. Full-time, 10 month position.

Full time Administrative Staff position available. For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

 

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Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian, Suffolk University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:35 am

Electronic Resources Librarian, Sawyer Library Professional/Administrative Boston, Massachusetts ________________________________________
Description

Electronic Resources Librarian, Sawyer Library Professional/Administrative Boston, Massachusetts ________________________________________
Description

Suffolk University is seeking qualified candidates to consider for the Electronic Resources Librarian position. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Technical Services, the Electronic Resources Librarian provides leadership in the acquisition, evaluation, management, and promotion of a wide range of continuing and electronic resources including databases, journals and reference sources. S/he is responsible for integrating the electronic resources, where appropriate, with the link resolver and discovery layer software. S/he takes the lead in resolving access problems for electronic content and trains other staff members in resolving problems as appropriate. Leads the Sawyer Library’s effective use of emerging technologies by: 1) evaluating the suitability of emerging technologies for supporting Sawyer Library services; 2) develops and maintain widgets, apps and other products that extend the reach of library resources and services across technology platforms; 3) supports technology-based library outreach to the Suffolk University community; 4) assesses the effectiveness of technology- based library services; develops library staff awareness of new and emerging technologies.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:
Responsibility
Electronic Resources & Access
Primary administrator of the Sierra Integrated Library System.
• Provides leadership for the strategic development and management of
electronic resources. Coordinates all activities associated with the management of the Library's electronic resources including acquisitions, licensing, access, and evaluation of electronic resources.
• Communicates daily with external service providers, including
publishers, vendors, consortia, content providers, and technology suppliers.
Collaborates internally with library staff in other departments and bibliographers to provide optimal access to the Library's electronic resources collection for the University community, including research on how the Sawyer Library might optimize those resources for discoverability through discovery services and search engines.
• Maintains access throughout the life cycle of an electronic resource
subscription or purchase, including:
o Handling the acquisition and vendor contact of the library’s
electronic resources to obtain acquisition and renewal pricing.
o Managing the maintenance of the electronic serials data in the Serials
Solutions knowledgebase.
o Uploading electronic book and serial records into the Sierra online
catalog. .
o Providing access to research databases through the library website.
o Maintaining all entries in the library’s Web Access Management (WAM)
Proxy server forward table.
o Taking the lead in resolving complex access problems with electronic
content.
• Works closely with the Serials Assistant to handle subscriptions
migrating from print to electronic.
• Assesses use of the library’s electronic resources through the
collection and analysis of vendor-supplied and library-generated annual usage statistics.
• In collaboration with the Assistant Director for Technical Services,
assists the Director in gathering data and other information related to electronic resources and other aspects of the position.
Library’s Web Presence:
• Provides innovative leadership for technology solutions in the Sawyer
Library by managing the library website, identifying, implementing, and evaluating current and emerging technologies for the effective delivery of library services. Maintains and creates content for the library website for desktop and mobile platforms; ensuring the library website is in compliance with style, accessibility and security policies and standards
• Communicates the library’s web needs with the offices of Web Services
and the Office of Marketing & Communication.
• Administers the library’s subscriptions to LibGuides and LibAnswers,
and LibCal.
• In conjunction with Reference Services, provides supplementary
administration to the library’s social media presence on Facebook, Blogger, and Twitter.
Support for the ILS
• Chairs the joint Law-Sawyer Sierra Administration Committee to
implement changes to the online library system.
• In conjunction with the Assistant Director for Technical Services,
acts as the support contact for all Suffolk’s libraries.
• Uses the library system to generate reports on demand for staff
members, including new books and vendor-specific acquisitions.
• Trains staff from all libraries on the functions of the online library
system.
Technical Support
• Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and their potential application
within the library.
• Offers training to students and library staff for library technology.
• In conjunction with the IT desktop specialist, makes recommendations
for technology purchases within the library.
• Makes recommendations for software purchases to meet the library’s
specific needs, including those regarding assessment, instructional technology, and room booking.
• Committee Participation - Serves on library committees and represents
the library on university-wide committees relating to technology, as appropriate.

Requirements/Qualification: may include
• Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science
program, or equivalent.
• 3 years or more of post MLS experience
• Thorough understanding of continuing and integrating resources,
including awareness of issues concerning vendors, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs.
• Experience working with electronic resources and serials in an
academic library.
• Ability to communicate and work well with colleagues on what is
increasingly an inter-departmental initiative, understanding variant perspectives on shared work.
• Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to
support Sierra and related as well as future products and services.
• Ability to develop projects, including training, quality control, and
follow-up.
• Working knowledge of technical environments, especially those related
to proxy servers and link resolvers, as well as familiarity with emerging electronic resources standards such as ONIX, SUSHI, COUNTER, and SERU.
• Experience with Microsoft Office software
• Understanding of cataloging standards and MARC 21 format.

 

To apply: Electronic Resources Librarian, Sawyer Library Professional/Administrative Boston, Massachusetts http://jobs.jobvite.com/suffolkuniversity/job/o5t84fwu/apply

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Discussion Processing Archivist, UW-Madison’s Archives (apply by June 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:32 am

http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495246/processing-archivist

UW-Madison’s Archives is seeking a creative and forward-thinking archivist who is passionate about archival processing and description. Working with materials in a variety of formats, the Processing Archivist will ensure that our collections are described to national standards and easily discoverable online. This position is critical to our goal of increasing the accessibility of UW-Madison history for students, faculty, and the public.

http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495246/processing-archivist

UW-Madison’s Archives is seeking a creative and forward-thinking archivist who is passionate about archival processing and description. Working with materials in a variety of formats, the Processing Archivist will ensure that our collections are described to national standards and easily discoverable online. This position is critical to our goal of increasing the accessibility of UW-Madison history for students, faculty, and the public.

Processing Archivist

Under the supervision of the Director of Archives and Records Management, the Processing Archivist is the primary technical services position for university archives, specializing in archival arrangement and description. This position will work on new and existing collections in a wide variety of media formats. The Processing Archivist will advise on workflow improvement, policy-setting, and technologies and tools related to archival arrangement and description. They will assist with reference and outreach activities in collaboration with colleagues in archives and the UW Libraries.

The Processing Archivist must be service-oriented and have excellent communication skills. The person in this position must have superb organizational skills and a keen attention to detail. They will work in a highly collaborative work environment, which requires an ability to work with a range of departments and colleagues across the library system.

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

 

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Discussion Health Science Librarian, Stony Brook University (apply by June 17)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:29 am

Health Science Librarian

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 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, SPace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.
Descriptive Title: Health Sciences Librarian REF#: F-9771-17-05
Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian Faculty Position
Department: Library Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Required Qualifications: MLS or its equivalent from an ALA accredited program. Evidence of the ability to do research, publication, and service consonant with University standards for promotion and tenure. At least one year full-time relevant experience in a library. Experience with online information resources and information management tools for health and medicine.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience providing information, reference, and instructional services in an academic, medical, or special library. Experience with online information resources, and information management tools for health and medicine. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities and to work collaboratively with others in a team environment. Evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex environment with excellent communication and analytical skills. Advanced degree in education, educational technology, health sciences or any related discipline. Training or experience in the use of information technology, scholarly communications, and experience building and sustaining collections in all formats. Membership (certification) in the Academy of Health Information Professionals preferred.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Health Sciences Librarian will contribute to the University Library's suite of service activities, including information and instructional services, scholarly communication and research support services, collection development, liaison, and outreach services. The position works most directly with the five Health Sciences Schools and various clinical departments.
The successful candidate will:
• Work closely with faculty to establish library programs, services, and activities that meet instructional, research, and clinical needs
• Collaborate with other subject specialists on collection development/management and act as liaison to assigned departments
• Provide information and instructional services, both in person and using digital media, in areas of liaison responsibility. Digital media may include websites, interactive online learning objects, tutorials, and social networking
• Monitor trends in scholarly publishing in areas of liaison responsibility to inform the design of library services and the development of library collections
• Provide consultation and instruction on the development of literature searches in support of evidence-based practice
• Participate in professional activities and monitor developments in best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Stony Brook University Libraries research, clinical, and instruction services
• Contribute to library-wide information, instruction, research support services, including virtual reference
• Serve on library and/or Stony Brook University campus committees, task forces, and working groups

Scholarly and Service Responsibilities:
• Engage in scholarly and professional activities
• Participate in library and university service

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. **Application will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 06/16/2017.

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 is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

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 S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax: (631) 631-632-7116

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 06/17/2017, 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: 05/17/2017
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Discussion Call for Proposals: Georgia Libraries Conference (October 2017 - Columbus, Georgia)

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 03:56 pm

All proposal submissions are due by June 12, 2017.

All proposal submissions are due by June 12, 2017.

The Georgia Library Association and Georgia Association for Instructional Technology  invite proposals for the 2017 Georgia Libraries Conference, nee' GA COMO.  This year, as we change our name and our charge to better reflect all types of libraries, our theme is Different by Design.  We hope to highlight the interesting, innovative, and thoughtful ways librarians are working to improve their profession, their libraries, and their communities.   


This year's conference will take place October 4-6, 2017 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia. Proposals are now being accepted for  pre-conference sessions, presentations, demonstrations and posters.

All proposal submissions are due by June 12, 2017. Guidelines and forms for submitting your proposal(s) can be found on the proposal form here: http://www.galibcon.org/presentation-proposal-form/

For questions regarding proposal submissions, please contact Jean Cook at jcook@westga.edu .

Best of luck to potential presenters! We look forward to seeing you in Columbus.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: 20th Annual Forum of the Library and Information Technology Association

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 03:47 pm

The 2017 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 20th Annual Forum of the Library and Information Technology Association in Denver, Colorado, November 9-12, 2017 at the 

The 2017 LITA Forum Committee seeks proposals for the 20th Annual Forum of the Library and Information Technology Association in Denver, Colorado, November 9-12, 2017 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center.

The New Submission deadline is Friday June 2, 2017.

Submit your proposal at this site

The Forum Committee welcomes proposals for concurrent sessions, workshops, poster sessions, or full-day preconferences related to all types of libraries: public, school, academic, government, special, and corporate. Collaborative, hands-on, and interactive concurrent sessions, such as panel discussions, hands-on practical workshops, or short talks followed by open moderated discussions, are especially welcomed. Proposals may cover projects, plans, ideas, or recent discoveries. We accept proposals on any aspect of library and information technology. The committee particularly invites submissions from first time presenters, and library school students. We deliberately seek and strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community and people with disabilities.

The New Submission deadline is Friday June 2, 2017.

Presenters will submit final presentation slides and/or electronic content (video, audio, etc.) to be made available online following the event. Presenters are expected to register and participate in the Forum as attendees; a discounted registration rate will be offered.

If you have any questions, contact Vincci Kwong, Forum Planning Committee Chair, at vkwong@iusb.edu.

Additional details are at the Submission site

More information about LITA is available from the LITA websiteFacebook and Twitter.

Questions or Comments?

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

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Discussion Global Digital Humanities Librarian, Ohio State University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 03:03 pm

The Ohio State University Libraries is seeking a talented individual for the position of Global Digital Humanities Librarian—a full-time, two-year visiting assistant professorship in OSU Libraries’ Mary P. Key Diversity Residency Program.

The Ohio State University Libraries is seeking a talented individual for the position of Global Digital Humanities Librarian—a full-time, two-year visiting assistant professorship in OSU Libraries’ Mary P. Key Diversity Residency Program.

The Mary P. Key Diversity Residency Program provides mentorship for a successful transition from academic training to research librarianship, provides hands-on exposure in many areas of the University Libraries, and contributes to advancing diversity initiatives for both the academic librarianship profession and The Ohio State University Libraries. The program provides professional development in a nurturing, yet productive, real-world environment at one of the top 10 public university libraries in the country. The Resident will be encouraged to participate in selected workshops, conferences, and committees and develop a robust portfolio of engagement at the start of their library career.

The Resident will serve as the Global Digital Humanities Librarian for the Research Services and Area Studies programs that lead the Libraries in creating new, engagement-centered research service models based in cross-university partnerships, user-oriented assessment, and long-standing success in advancing information literacy. As a member of the Research Services and Area Studies teams, the Resident will connect faculty and students in international and area studies departments with the Libraries’ growing digital humanities services through the Research Commons. The Resident will work collaboratively with colleagues across the Libraries to support this academic community throughout the research lifecycle from content generation/acquisition to data curation. The Resident will contribute to the Libraries’ ongoing efforts to deeply engage with and support digital humanities scholarship by acting as a liaison for multidisciplinary area studies research centers. Situated at the intersection of disciplines, resources, and services, this position will support the University’s efforts to create distinctive and internationally recognized scholarship and to facilitate knowledge exchange on a global scale. Reporting to the Digital Humanities Librarian, the Resident will enrich the Libraries’ support for the innovative research and teaching underway at one of the world’s most prominent research institutions.

To find additional information and to submit an application, visit the Careers site: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/78575. Please direct any questions to our HR Manager Pat Schell schell.84@osu.edu.

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Discussion Social Sciences Data Librarian, Tufts University (apply by May 31)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 03:00 pm

Social Sciences Data Librarian
http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/ Job Number: 17001274

Social Sciences Data Librarian
http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu/ Job Number: 17001274

Tisch Library at Tufts University is seeking an innovative, knowledgeable, and collaborative Social Sciences Data Librarian. The Research & Instruction department consists of three disciplinary teams (Sciences & Engineering, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities) and the Digital Design Studio, and is responsible for working with students, faculty, and staff to incorporate information literacy into the curriculum; designing and delivering course-based and open workshops; providing research consultation services; and developing new services and programs to support teaching, learning, research, and scholarship at Tufts.

Reporting to the Social Sciences Team Lead, the Social Sciences Data Librarian leads the development and provision of library services in the discovery and use of locally and externally available datasets by researchers across departments and programs in the social sciences. Working with a broad range of researchers, this position will build relationships with faculty and students, increase the visibility of available data resources and services, and meet curricular needs in the use of data-related library resources and services by providing individual research support consultations, group instruction sessions, and other programming as required. Collaborating with the Research Data Librarian, this position will also support data management activities on campus.

The Social Sciences Data Librarian works closely with staff in the Data Lab, a campus space for methodological and technological services and support for data reference, analysis, and visualization; this work includes supervising graduate student data consultants and supporting open workshops on a range of data-related topics.

As a participant in the library liaison program, this position will provide liaison services for two or more departments in the social sciences, including outreach and collections work, as well as provide instruction for the First-Year Writing program and serve scheduled shifts at the Research Hub.

Tufts University is student-centered research university that cultivates an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. The Tisch Library is on the Medford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA, and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer.

Qualifications

Basic Requirements
• Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent
• Experience with library research tools relevant to the social sciences.
• Familiarity with data discovery, analytical techniques, and statistical methodologies applicable to the social sciences.
• Experience building relationships in an academic setting, and/or working with/supporting students and faculty in academic departments via outreach, research assistance, or teaching.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Strong commitment to outstanding public service.
• Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as take initiative on independent projects.
• Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced degree in the social sciences or a related discipline.
• Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative software packages utilized in the social sciences, such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, or R.
• Experience teaching in an academic setting.
• Knowledge surrounding the application of Geographical Information Systems and related software.
• Experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
• Collection development experience.

Review of applications will begin May 31, 2017. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

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Discussion Instruction Librarian, Florida Institute of Technology (apply by June 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 18, 2017 at 02:59 pm

Instruction Librarian
The Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL seeks a highly-motivated and creative individual to join the Evans Library as Instruction Librarian.
The Instruction Librarian will provide and develop information literacy instruction for Florida Tech students, faculty, and staff, both in-person and online. The Instruction Librarian will coordinate first-year-student instruction with the First Year Experience program and required undergraduate writing and communication courses.

Instruction Librarian
The Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL seeks a highly-motivated and creative individual to join the Evans Library as Instruction Librarian.
The Instruction Librarian will provide and develop information literacy instruction for Florida Tech students, faculty, and staff, both in-person and online. The Instruction Librarian will coordinate first-year-student instruction with the First Year Experience program and required undergraduate writing and communication courses.

This is a full-time 12-month faculty position. The detailed job description is available here: http://lib.fit.edu/documents/Job_Posting/2017_Instruction_Librarian.pdf

Consideration of candidates will begin June 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Send a cover letter referencing this position, resume/CV, and names of three references to:
Angela Taylor
Director, Enabling Infrastructure
Evans Library
(321) 674-7725
libadmin@fit.edu

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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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