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Discussion Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, UC Davis (apply by Aug 14)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 01:42 pm

ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN FOR SCHOLARLY RESOURCES

Library of the University of California, Davis

The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused leader of the full spectrum of scholarly resources supporting research, education, healthcare, and global service for UC Davis.

ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN FOR SCHOLARLY RESOURCES

Library of the University of California, Davis

The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused leader of the full spectrum of scholarly resources supporting research, education, healthcare, and global service for UC Davis.

One of the library’s primary functions is to identify, acquire, manage, assess, and deliver scholarly information resources that support research, education, healthcare, and global service for UC Davis. Scholarly resources is defined broadly and in contexts of emerging trends in scholarly communication, interdisciplinary academic communities, changing information formats and access models, shared and distributed collections, and new conceptions of research library collections and their management. The definition embraces all information resources the library manages for the university — library, archival, and special collections; shared and distributed physical and digital collections; licensed and curated digital resources; and institutional information, data, and other research and teaching assets. The library’s scholarly resources budget has an outsized effect due to the combined purchasing power of the ten University of California campus libraries and the support of the California Digital Library.

The AUL for Scholarly Resources is the leader most directly responsible for the complete spectrum of activities supporting provision of these scholarly resources to researchers, faculty, and students. The incumbent leads innovative programs in scholarly content development and management in support of the university’s mission, including through direct supervision of four department heads responsible for strategic, evidence-based scholarly resource development and evaluation, acquisition and management, delivery and access, and data and digital scholarship. In particular, the AUL for Scholarly Resources advocates for and advances progressive and innovative conceptions of library scholarly resources, data (including linked data), and digital institutional assets, as well as a reframing of library information management and infrastructure, including metadata creation and data management.

Classification and Salary Range: Manager (Functional Area), MSP 5 ($125,000-$175,000 DOE). This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

See https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/service/careers/ for full descriptions and application instructions. Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least five references. Candidates applying by August 14, 2017, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014.

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Discussion Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, UC Davis (apply by Aug 14)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 01:38 pm

ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN FOR RESEARCH AND LEARNING

Library of the University of California, Davis

The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused leader of integrated information services that advance research, education, healthcare, and global services for UC Davis.

ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN FOR RESEARCH AND LEARNING

Library of the University of California, Davis

The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused leader of integrated information services that advance research, education, healthcare, and global services for UC Davis.

Information services is defined broadly and embraces education, student academic success, information literacy, and skill in information analysis and management; scholarly communication; and activities that help users examine research problems and identify, interpret, and manage relevant information resources. Important contexts include changing theories and practice of education, increased accountability for student academic success and career preparation, and the changing natures of incoming student preparation, needs, and expectations. Other contexts include institutional collaborations to support students, diversifying information channels and media, dramatic growth in (and pressures to secure) funded research, interdisciplinary academic communities, and emerging trends in scholarly communication.

The AUL for Research and Learning is the leader most directly responsible for these information services to enhance research within and across disciplines and promote student learning and academic success in and beyond the classroom. Strategic focuses include advancing students’ academic success and accomplishment and library support of research and scholarship as carried out by faculty, researchers, and graduate students. The AUL for Research and Learning directly supervises four department heads and one program lead responsible in toto for library-oriented undergraduate and professional student learning and academic success; research-support services for faculty, researchers, and graduate students; scholarly communication; the medical library; and special collections. The successful candidate will lead user-focused information services in support of the university’s mission and its evolving academic and research programs, and have a vision for ongoing development of library personnel as educators and research partners.

Classification and Salary Range: Manager (Functional Area), MSP 5 ($125,000-$175,000 DOE). This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

See https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/service/careers/ for full descriptions and application instructions. Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least five references. Candidates applying by August 14, 2017, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014.

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Discussion Data Services Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries (apply by July 31)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 01:25 pm

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Job Announcement

Data Services Librarian

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Job Announcement

Data Services Librarian

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Data Services Librarian, a tenure-stream position in the University Libraries’ Department of Open and Digital Scholarship Services. The Data Services Librarian provides leadership and support for a range of services related to accessing, using, manipulating, and managing quantitative data. With a focus on science and engineering faculty and students, this position partners with users and producers of quantitative data and helps to identify, develop, implement, and assess services to meet the data needs of the CU Boulder community. The Data Services Librarian provides outreach, consultation, and instruction on such topics as finding and accessing particular types of data, using statistical software and tools (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R), and preparing data for analysis. Working closely with subject librarians, this position helps to acquire and promote access to data of value to CU Boulder research and instruction. The Data Services Librarian fosters relationships with departments, research institutes/centers, and laboratories in order to maximize support across campus. As part of a highly collaborative team in the newly formed Open and Digital Scholarship Services Department within the Libraries, the Data Services Librarian actively contributes to the continued development of policies, procedures, and best practices for data acquisition, access, management, and curation.

Requirements:

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:

●        Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion.

●        Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program.

●        Experience and/or coursework involving use and analysis of quantitative data.

●        Demonstrated commitment to a user-centered approach to data services. 

●        Familiarity with one or more statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R).

●        Knowledge of key sources of quantitative data in at least one scientific or engineering discipline.

●        Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

●        Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to carry out project-based work, both independently and collaboratively.

●        Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.

Desirable Qualifications:

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:

●        One year or more of relevant experience in an academic or research library.

●        Demonstrated experience developing and/or implementing policies, procedures, or best practices for data acquisition, access, management, or curation.

●        Experience providing outreach, consultation, and instruction at the university level.

●        Commitment to the value of open and sustainable access to research and scholarship.

●        Experience working with science and engineering faculty and students.

 

Appointment and Salary:  

Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty members.  Depending on professional experience, appointment will be at the assistant professor or senior instructor level. The minimum starting salary is $51,000. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by July 31, 2017, in order to receive full consideration.  Application must be made online atCU Careers (posting 10165) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU.  The full position description can be viewed at http://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities.

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=10165&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WVbIrVss4AM.mailto

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu. In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

About the University and Libraries:

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country.  As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.

Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service.  The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission.  Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank.  The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado:

Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere.  At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest.  Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.

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Discussion Resource Sharing & Collection Maintenance manager, Oregon State University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 10:32 am

Friendly Reminder. You (or someone you know) can still apply for the Resource Sharing & Collection Maintenance manager position at Oregon State University Libraries. The posting closes on Wednesday, July 19th 2017.

Friendly Reminder. You (or someone you know) can still apply for the Resource Sharing & Collection Maintenance manager position at Oregon State University Libraries. The posting closes on Wednesday, July 19th 2017.

If you enjoy leading a highly productive team and engaging with library staff, faculty, and students, Oregon State University Libraries and Press has a great opportunity for you! We are looking for a manager to lead the Resource Sharing & Collection Maintenance teams. As the supervisor you will: support, develop, and mentor an amazing staff; provide leadership in evaluating, recommending, and implementing new Interlibrary Loan technologies and service models in resource sharing and collection maintenance; maintain, customize, and troubleshoot software; and ensure access to and maintenance of the physical collection.  You will be working collaboratively with other libraries, consortial groups (such as Orbis Cascade Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance), vendors, and, most importantly, patrons.  

Please visit https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/45575 for full details on the position. Posting number: P01391UF     

OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.  

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Discussion Behavioral Sciences and Chemistry Librarian, Princeton University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 09:27 am

Behavioral Sciences and Chemistry Librarian
Princeton University Library
Princeton, New Jersey

Apply: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=2161

Behavioral Sciences and Chemistry Librarian
Princeton University Library
Princeton, New Jersey

Apply: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=2161

Princeton University Library seeks an energetic, collaborative, forward-thinking primary subject specialist to support faculty and students in behavioral sciences and chemistry.  This position is the Library’s liaison to the Department of Psychology, Princeton Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Chemistry and their associated programs and centers across campus.  This position provides specialized and individualized reference and research consultation for undergraduate students in these departments particularly as they complete their thesis requirements in 3rd and 4th years, for graduate students in Ph.D. and select master’s programs, and for faculty, researchers and affiliates.

Serves as the Library’s primary contact for behavioral sciences and chemistry, oversees the Library’s collections in psychology, neuroscience and chemistry, and manages sizable acquisitions funds in these areas. Works closely with subject selectors in the sciences, engineering and social sciences on collection development, instruction, research support and outreach. Serves as a member of a dynamic team of science and technology professionals based in Lewis Science Library. Shares in responsibility for providing innovative library services that promote discovery, use and integration of physical and electronic library collections. Represents Princeton in relevant regional, national and international professional and scholarly organizations.

Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries. It employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. The Library supports a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 10 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.  More information:  http://library.princeton.edu/

Required Qualifications:

-An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science OR equivalent combination of education and professional experience.

-Familiarity with psychology and chemistry research and literature.

-Academic degree in psychology, behavioral sciences, chemistry or a related subject area.

-Minimum 2 year professional experience relevant to reference or research services in an academic or special library.

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of scholars and colleagues.

Strongly Preferred:

-Experience conducting research consultations in an academic setting.

-Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment.

-Familiarity with scholarly communications initiatives and demonstrated knowledge of scientific research and publication trends.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website:http://www.princeton.edu/jobs  and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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Discussion Applications to attend OpenCon 2017 in Berline

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 03:19 pm

Deadline is August 1st, 2017. 

Applications to attend OpenCon 2017 on November 11-13 in Berlin, Germany are now open! Most of those who are invited to attend will receive full or partial travel funding, if needed.

Deadline is August 1st, 2017. 

Applications to attend OpenCon 2017 on November 11-13 in Berlin, Germany are now open! Most of those who are invited to attend will receive full or partial travel funding, if needed.

OpenCon brings together early career researchers, librarians, and students from around the world to connect and empower the next generation of leaders to open up research and education in their communities. Past conferences have featured presentations from established figures such as Jimmy Wales (cofounder of Wikipedia) and Julia Reda (member of the European Parliament) alongside those from early career leaders.

Apply to attend OpenCon at http://www.opencon2017.org/apply

The benefits of applying for OpenCon 2017 extend far beyond attending the Berlin event—those who apply will have the opportunity to get connected with new collaborators, learn about scholarships to attend related conferences, and actively participate in a larger community.  Applications will remain open until August 1st. Attendance at OpenCon is by application only.

Students and early career academic professionals of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. OpenCon seeks to support those who have ideas for new projects and initiatives in addition to those who are already leading them. The most important criteria is an interest in advancing Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data and a commitment to taking action. Learn more about the types of projects OpenCon community members are working on and the impact they are having through the recently released OpenCon Community Report.

OpenCon is also looking for partners to host satellite events—meetings that combine themes from the global conference with local presentations, workshops, and discussions to advance the conversation around Open in your local community. In 2016, there were 28 OpenCon satellite events in twenty countries—all thanks to our incredible hosts, who included students, scientists, librarians, researchers, and advocates from around the world who are working hard to increase action around Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education. To express interest in hosting your own satellite event and get more information, visit http://www.opencon2017.org/satellite

The meeting in Berlin serves as the centerpiece of a much larger network to foster initiatives and collaboration among the next generation across OpenCon’s issue areas. OpenCon invites you to become an active part of the community by joining the discussion list, tuning in for monthly community calls and webcasts, or hosting an OpenCon satellite event in your community. Learn more at http://www.opencon2017.org/community

More information available at http://www.opencon2017.org/2017_applications_open

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Discussion Call for Proposals: 2017 DLF Forum Pre-Conference Lightning Talks

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 02:58 pm

Deadline is midnight on August 7th. 

It’s not too late to submit a lightning talk proposal to this year’s DLF Forum Pre-Conference! 

 https://www.diglib.org/forums/2017forum/dlflac/

Deadline is midnight on August 7th. 

It’s not too late to submit a lightning talk proposal to this year’s DLF Forum Pre-Conference! 

 https://www.diglib.org/forums/2017forum/dlflac/

 On October 22 in Pittsburgh — just ahead of the 2017 DLF Forum — the HBCU Library Alliance and the Digital Library Federation's LAC community will host a one-day unconference on representation, information careers, digital library pedagogy, and the liberal arts. 

Our theme is digital libraries and library-based teaching as common mission / common ground between liberal arts colleges (LACs) and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). 

How might digital libraries better represent diverse communities and experiences, and better support learners from minoritized groups? How can the teaching that librarians do now inspire students to future information careers and change the problematic demographics of our profession? How do we better nurture and sustain current information professionals from underrepresented groups? And can our digital collections-building more clearly assert the value of Black lives? 

This is an unconference, so most sessions will be generated based on participant interest, on the fly — but we are accepting formal proposals for a rollicking lunchtime round of lightning talks! These high-profile, high-energy 90-second presentations are a great way to share ideas and work-in-progress, or introduce your program or project to a new audience — and to get your name on the program. 

Proposals of up to 250 words should be submitted along with a max 50-word short abstract by midnight on August 7thhttps://conftool.pro/dlf2017/. All submissions will be reviewed by our DLF/HBCU Library Alliance Planning Committee. Presenters will be notified in August and guaranteed a registration slot for the pre-conference. 

However — registration is open now for the pre-conference, the DLF Forum, and NDSA's Digital Preservation 2017: Preservation is Political. Don’t wait to reserve your slot! 

 https://www.diglib.org/forums/2017forum/registration/

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Discussion Bibliographical Society of America's New Scholars Program

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 03:59 pm

Deadline is July 31, 2017. 
 
Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January. 
 

Deadline is July 31, 2017. 
 
Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January. 
 
The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript). 
 
Those selected for the panel receive $600 toward the cost of attending the Annual Meeting and a complimentary one-year membership in the BSA.
 
For more about the New Scholars Program and application procedures, see:
http://bibsocamer.org/awards/new-scholars-program/

Contact Info: 

John A. Buchtel, Ph.D.
Director, The Booth Family Center for Special Collections
Lauinger Library, Georgetown University
3700 O Street NW, Washington DC 20057-1174
Voice: 202-687-7475

Contact Email: 

jb593@georgetown.edu

URL: 

https://bibsocamer.org/awards/new-scholars-program/

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Discussion CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: Handbook of Research on Technology-Supported Teaching and Research Methods for Educators

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 03:57 pm

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2017

A book edited by Prof. Lazarus Ndiku Makewa (Lukenya University, Kenya), Dr. Baraka Manjale Ngussa (University of Arusha, Tanzania) and Dr. Joshua Michael Kuboja (University of Arusha, Tanzania)

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2017

A book edited by Prof. Lazarus Ndiku Makewa (Lukenya University, Kenya), Dr. Baraka Manjale Ngussa (University of Arusha, Tanzania) and Dr. Joshua Michael Kuboja (University of Arusha, Tanzania)

Introduction
Research on Technology-Supported Teaching and Research Methods for Educators arouses curiosity into the teaching and learning process. Technology has an instructional taste if its utilization is recognized and maintained. Technology can be a powerful tool for transforming learning. It can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent our approaches to learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners. Our schools, colleges, and universities should be incubators of exploration and invention. Educators should be collaborators in learning, seeking new knowledge and constantly acquiring new skills alongside their students. Education leaders and researchers should set a vision for creating learning experiences that provide the right tools and supports for all learners to thrive. However, to realize fully the benefits of technology in teaching and provide authentic learning experiences, educators need to be richly enabled with integrated technology effectively in their practice. Furthermore, education stakeholders should commit to working together to use research-based technology to improve teaching and learning. These stakeholders include leaders; teachers, faculty, and other educators; researchers; policymakers; funders; technology developers; community members and organizations; and learners and their families.

This book aims to discuss and address variety of issues in technology-supported Teaching and Learning and Research Methods for Educators. 

 

Objective of the Book
This comprehensive and timely work aims to be an essential reference resource, building on the available literature in the field of instructional technology in developing countries while providing for further research opportunities in this dynamic field. It is hoped that this publication will provide the resources necessary for curriculum developers, policy makers, technology developers, educators and researchers to adopt and implement technology platforms in developing nations across the globe.

 

 

Target Audience
 

Policy makers, academicians, researchers, students and teachers, technology developers and curriculum developers will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics in technology in teaching and in research.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Contributors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics relating to Research on Technology-Supported teaching and research methods for educators in both developed and developing countries:

 

  1. Why Research in technology-supported teaching?
  2. Theoretical frameworks of Technology in teaching
  3. Technology-Based teaching methods and challenges
  4. Designing Technology for the learner
  5. Developing Digital Technologies for teaching and learning
  6. Managing Instructional Technologies for the classroom
  7. Utilizing Technology both in the classroom and in research
  8. Evaluating Instructional Technology and research approaches
  9. Psychology and Implications of Technology choices in the classroom
  10. Social Underpinnings in Technology  in the classroom
  11. Research in Technology based instructional strategies
  12. Challenges in Technology implementation in teaching and training institutions
  13. E-Learning
  14. Blending Technology
  15. Emerging Technologies in the teaching and learning
  16. Modeling Technology frameworks for teaching and learning
  17. Funding Technology Innovations for educators
  18. Case Studies in Technology-Supported Teaching and Learning
  19. The Future of Technology and Implications in Teaching and Learning
  20. Research Methods for Technology-Supported instruction

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 15, 2017, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by August 15, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by November 15, 2017, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Technology-Supported Teaching and Research Methods for Educators. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.

Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Important Dates
July 15, 2017: Proposal Submission Deadline
August 15, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
November 15, 2017: Full Chapter Submission
January, 2018: Review Results Returned
February 28, 2018: Final Acceptance Notification
March 15, 2018: Final Chapter Submission

Contact Email: 

ndikul@gmail.com

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Discussion Outreach Specialist NNLM Greater Midwestern Region, University of Iowa (UI) Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 01:55 pm

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA

Outreach Specialist
NNLM Greater Midwestern Region
Librarian (PLB1-3A), Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A), or Expert Librarian (PLB3-5A)

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA

Outreach Specialist
NNLM Greater Midwestern Region
Librarian (PLB1-3A), Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A), or Expert Librarian (PLB3-5A)

Position Description: The University of Iowa (UI) Libraries is seeking a collaborative, creative, customer-focused librarian to be a part of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine office serving a ten-state region in the Greater Midwest. This position reports to the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) Associate Director, is funded via a renewable, five year grant and is full-time, benefit-eligible.

The Greater Midwest Region is one of eight Regional Medical Libraries that support the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in outreach and education across the nation. The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to provide U.S. health professionals and consumers with equal access to biomedical and health information resources. To learn more about NNLM and the GMR, see https://nnlm.gov/.

The librarian in this position will develop partnerships through teaching courses, promoting and coaching outreach projects, and developing resources. This is a new position within the GMR office; the librarian in this position will work closely with a team of outreach specialists employed in the office.

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Serve as the regional expert on precision medicine initiative, attending meetings on these subjects and providing recommendations to GMR leadership.
2. Develop continuing education for network members that relate to precision medicine, with a focus on utilizing NLM resources.
3. Promote, develop and deliver continuing education on precision medicine via webinars, in-person workshops and presentations at regional conferences.
4. Participate in precision medicine workshops and meetings within NIH, NLM and NNLM, communicate updates to GMR leadership.
5. Assist with the development and promotion of NNLM GMR funding opportunities, focusing on precision medicine projects, and support applicants with the application process.
6. Monitor subawardees funded for outreach projects in the region, particularly those relating to precision medicine and community colleges, evaluating quarterly reports and providing feedback to awardees.
7. Promote precision medicine programs and services available through NLM and NNLM to network members in the region.
8. Develop and maintain a subject guide promoting precision medicine, containing information on NLM resources and tutorials.
9. Develop and maintain a subject guide promoting NLM resources for community colleges, working with faculty to embed resources into the curriculum.
10. Identify organizations and educational institutions within the region to target as potential outreach partners.
11. Perform other related duties and participating in special projects as needed.
Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library science program.
• To qualify at the Specialist Librarian level, two or more years of professional experience and demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community; 4 or more years of professional experience to qualify for the Expert Librarian level.
• Familiarity with NLM and NNLM and demonstrated knowledge of NLM resources.
• Experience developing classes and teaching workshops and/or seminars online and in-person.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as web-based applications for online education.
• Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a team environment.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and ability to demonstrate examples of initiating and following through on projects.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience developing and teaching classes in Moodle or a similar learning management system.
• Experience educating health professionals in an academic or hospital environment.
• Knowledge or demonstrated interest in precision medicine and opportunities for engaging librarians in projects surrounding this model of healthcare.
• Experience developing or participating in an outreach program.
Application Procedure: To apply, visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/71304. Applications must be received by August 11, 2017.

Salary and Appointment: Start date is negotiable. Appointment will be made at either Librarian (PLB1-3A) $47,476-$49,000, Specialist Librarian (PLB2-4A) $50,000 - $64,000, or Expert Librarian (PLB3-5A) $55,000 - $79,000, depending on qualifications and experience.
The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

Universal Competencies:
• Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.
• Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
• Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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