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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 Manager Library Administrative Services, Texas Woman's University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 09:38 am

Position description:

Title: MANAGER, LIBRARY ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: Job Code: 15NV154

Department: Texas Woman's University Libraries, Denton, TX

Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible clerical experience, preferably including experience as a clerical supervisor. Additional job-related education may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Position description:

Title: MANAGER, LIBRARY ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: Job Code: 15NV154

Department: Texas Woman's University Libraries, Denton, TX

Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible clerical experience, preferably including experience as a clerical supervisor. Additional job-related education may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Requirement: Valid driver's license issued by the State of Texas and a safe driving record such as required to attain Driver's Authorization through the university.

Duties: The position provides professional and administrative support to the Dean of Libraries, Library's Administrative Office, other Library Administrators, and library staff at the Denton, Dallas, and Houston campuses. Responsibilities include assisting with budget management and planning, monitoring of expenditures, oversight of facility maintenance at the Denton Campus, and assisting with completion of personnel documents. Performs detailed work and must have a thorough knowledge of the policies and procedures of Texas Woman's University. Must be able to handle confidential matters. Work is performed under general supervision and performance evaluation is based upon completion of assignments and results obtained. The performance evaluation is conducted through the performance evaluation system and in accordance with the University Policies & Procedures. Texas Woman's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Disabled, Veterans and Other Protected Groups.

Date Closed: Open until filled.

Application deadline: Open until Filled
Web link announcement : http://www.twu.edu/recruitment-selection/staff-employment.asp
Web link to application process: http://www.twu.edu/recruitment-selection/application-info.asp

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Discussion Senior Librarian and additional openings at San Mateo County Libraries (apply by May 19)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 11, 2016 at 11:39 am

Senior Librarian, San Mateo County Libraries 

Senior Librarian, San Mateo County Libraries 

San Mateo County Libraries has several additional openings and we encourage you to apply and to share our current open recruitment with anyone you think would make a great SMCL Champion! More information about all the positions is available on our jobs page: http://www.smcl.org/node/5
Summer Internships
Inspiring Summers Assistant Teacher Intern
Inspiring Summers Lead Learning Facilitator Intern 
Community Program Specialist Bookmobile Operator - Extra-Help (Open) 
Management Fellowship: Marketing and Communications Fellow 

Apply for a Senior Librarian position with San Mateo County Libraries (SMCL) and join us in igniting growth through transformative experiences.

San Mateo County Libraries are an invaluable community resource, an amazing family, a springboard for opportunities, and our staff are what makes it so special. We're champions of learning, sharing, and exploration -- of open minds, new ideas, and bright futures. It's our mission and our passion to strengthen our community by creating an inclusive sense of place and an environment for learning. We seek enthusiastic team players, creative risk takers, and flexible individuals who proactively search for new opportunities to make public library services relevant to all members of the community. The Senior Librarian position is an opportunity for skilled librarians to gain supervisory experience and move forward in their careers. Join the San Mateo County Libraries team and become a champion of what libraries can be and do in their communities.

The Senior Librarian is the front-line supervisory level in the librarian series. It is distinguished from the Library Branch Manager in that the latter is responsible for higher-level management activities (planning, goal-setting, budgeting, representing the Library, etc.). It is distinguished from the Librarian I/II position in that the Senior Librarian directly supervises staff and directs the activities of a community library/division.

Under general direction, the Senior Librarian will:
Oversee the day-to-day operations of an assigned library/division and supervise staff
Provide excellent customer service, develop innovative, relevant community programs and outreach, manage collections, and coach staff to do the same
Take the lead on complex and specialized assignments within their library/division, as well as system wide
Perform related duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will be:
able to work regularly scheduled evening and weekend shifts
excited about new projects and challenges and energized by working in a rapidly changing environment
a positive, enthusiastic leader with strong interpersonal skills
focused on professional growth and development
Because of the diversity of the communities served, the Library strongly encourages individuals with fluent bilingual language skills to apply, especially those with Spanish-English, Mandarin-English, and/or Cantonese-English language skills. Bilingual skills are preferred, but not required, for this position.

Current vacancies are at the Woodside Library, Portola Valley Library, and San Carlos Library. Visit www.smcl.org to learn more about San Mateo County Libraries.

SAN MATEO COUNTY LIBRARY
The San Mateo County Library is a Joint Powers Authority comprised of the cities of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, San Carlos, Woodside, and the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County. SMCL is a high performing organization. Named a four star library by Library Journal for the sixth consecutive year, SMCL ranked 2nd in California among similar peer libraries. SMCL is committed to providing quality public service. To achieve this we value diversity among staff and encourage each employee to take personal responsibility and make individual contributions. In addition to a broad range of digital content and services the Library includes twelve community libraries, bookmobile service, and a literacy program. Serving a population of 270,000 residents, SMCL circulated over 3.7 million items to 2.2 million visitors last year. For more information about San Mateo County Library, please visit www.smcl.org.
NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to http://jobs.smcgov.org to apply.

~ TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE ~
Final Filing Date: May 19, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
Application Screening: June 1, 2015
Panel Interview: June 13 and/or 14, 2016

 

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Discussion Invitation to Participate: Surveying the State of Assessment

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 9, 2016 at 01:08 pm

Hello, Spectrum Scholars,

Hello, Spectrum Scholars,

Please excuse any duplication of this survey invite, but I want to be sure to reach out to this list, urge you to participate if you do assessment or evaluation in any way at your library, and ask that you help distribute this survey invite widely across the U.S. This is my first participation on national survey project, and the first collaborative project to come out the new Research and Assessment Interest Group that I formed in the Georgia Library Association just a few months ago.  As you can imagine, I am very excited about the whole project and hoping we get an excellent response rate.  Please help spread the word!!!   -- Cristina Hernández Trotter, Spectrum Scholar '03

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We are conducting a research study looking at the current state of library assessment and evaluation in the United States. We welcome input from anyone who self-identifies as being responsible for any type of assessment or evaluation in any kind of library.

 

Your feedback will help illustrate what is currently being assessed in U.S. libraries, what tools and methods are employed, how the results are used, and what gaps exist in skills and assessment needs.

 

The survey may take as little as five minutes to complete. There are several free-response sections where you may choose to spend more time.

 

Click here to participate in this survey. The survey will close on Friday, June 3rd.

 

Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary and all of your responses will be kept confidential. No personally identifiable information will be associated with your responses to any reports of these data. Should you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact Cristina Trotter at chtrotter@gmail.com.

 

Thank you for your help,

 

Michael Holt, Valdosta State University

Louise L. Lowe, Mercer University

Emily Thornton, University of North Georgia

Cristina H. Trotter, Oconee Regional Library System

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Discussion Information Literacy Fellowships, University of Missouri - Kansas City (apply by May 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:25 am

The Learning & Research Support team at Miller Nichols Library is newly delighted to offer Fellowships to library science graduate students or recent graduates. We seek a creative, curious, motivated individual who is new to librarianship and looks forward to developing a leading-edge skill set in academic public services, teaching, and e-learning.

The Learning & Research Support team at Miller Nichols Library is newly delighted to offer Fellowships to library science graduate students or recent graduates. We seek a creative, curious, motivated individual who is new to librarianship and looks forward to developing a leading-edge skill set in academic public services, teaching, and e-learning.

The Fellowships are situated in the main library at a mid-sized university in the heart of Kansas City’s vibrant, socially-conscious, entrepreneurial community and are a perfect place to accrue an impressive breadth and depth of experience for your resume. Fellows will receive training for all job duties including teaching at the college level, instructional pedagogy, e-learning technologies, instructional design, research service, and more. Fellows will develop or be assigned to projects tailored to their individual goals within the Libraries’ innovative, university-wide information literacy program and in keeping with the overall strategic plan. Our focus is on turning good Fellows into excellent librarians.

For more information and application instructions, please visit UMKC University Libraries Job Openings

You are:

  • Curious, creative, and motivated; compulsively following information leads to learn and grow and solve problems. The Wikipedia click-hole is your friend.
  • Organized and communicative, capable of keeping yourself and others on track in the midst of a fast-paced academic schedule. You can’t live without your organizational tool of choice.
  • At home in a team setting, comfortable relying on others for help, collaborating on a high percentage of your work, and willing to pitch in any time.
  • An autodidact. You can teach yourself to do anything. Well, almost anything. You also know your limits, when to call uncle, and when to ask for a life line.
  • Productive and goal-oriented. Getting the job done is important, doing it well is paramount.

We are:

  • A high-energy, fast-paced team that values experimentation, creative solutions, and genuine customer service. Student-focused.
  • Excited to learn from you, committed to teaching you, and passionate about collaboration and teamwork.
  • Hard working, fun-having, and focused on excellence. Our supply of office coffee and chocolate does not run dry.
  • All about your professional development. We’ll hook you up with opportunities to present, join committees, and get involved in your future profession. Plus funding.
  • Experts at ensuring that your online personal brand is tip-top.
  • Curious about YOUR goals. Have a great idea or a new project you want to develop? Great! Lead on, cadet!
  • Mentors. We’ve been there, we get it, and we’re going to get really invested in your success and getting you your dream job.

Appointment:

  • Term appointment, renewable dependent upon performance for up to approximately one year post-graduation.
  • .38-.7 FTE (15-28 hours/week)
  • Scheduled hours will primarily fall between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays but will vary, some infrequent evenings and weekends are expected.
  • Pay: $775-1450 monthly stipend with support for travel and development.

Duties:

  • As a member of the Libraries’ Research Essentials Team, plans and teaches weeklong information literacy instruction sessions, primarily for general education classes. Instruction training will be provided.
  • Completes assigned projects related to developing instructional materials or managing online instructional content and technology.
  • Answers reference questions at the service desk and through chat, email and text.
  • Assists with Public Services Department projects as needed.
  • Other library duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Because this is a pre-career developmental program designed for students in Library Science, you must be a current student in an ALA-accredited graduate degree program for Library and Information Science to apply. We encourage students to apply early in their degree programs.
  • Service-oriented; willingness to go above and beyond.
  • Dependable, mature, flexible.
  • Good oral and written communication skills; highly comfortable with public speaking.
  • Self-starter.
  • Thrives in a team environment.
  • Demonstrably high comfort level using computer and web applications; ability to quickly learn new software and programs.

View the full job description here.

Application Instructions:
Application materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs. Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF and upload as a resume attachment. Application materials must include:

  • Personal letter of interest
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • List of LIS coursework completed
  • List of references

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

Application Deadline: Priority will be given to applications received by May 15, 2016, however position will remain open until filled.  

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

You may address your cover letter to: Dani Wellemeyer and Jess Williams. For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu

 

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Discussion Science & Engineering Reference Librarian, University of Maine

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 9, 2016 at 09:34 am

Science & Engineering Reference Librarian

aymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, seeks science and engineering reference librarian, duties include reference patron services, with some night and weekend hours; information literacy instruction; web work; collection development; and patent services. 

Science & Engineering Reference Librarian

aymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, seeks science and engineering reference librarian, duties include reference patron services, with some night and weekend hours; information literacy instruction; web work; collection development; and patent services. 

Required:  ALA accredited MLS; working knowledge of traditional and electronic resources; reference experience, including work with e-reference tools; evidence of a strong commitment to service and research; experience with information literacy instruction; evidence of working in teams; excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred:  Reference and collection development experience in an academic library.  Experience working with patents. Knowledge of research in computer science or engineering. 

The University of Maine is the land grant university and sea grant college for the State of Maine.  It is the flagship institution of the University of Maine System, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.  The University of Maine has approximately 11,000 students and 543 faculty.  The Raymond H. Fogler Library has a collection of more than 1.1 million volumes and a staff of 21 professionals and 32 support staff. The library uses the Innovative Interfaces integrated system and is a Tri-State Regional Depository and a full patent depository.

This is a 12 month, full-time position with a starting salary of $40,461-$45,000 and an excellent benefits package.  Appropriate background checks will be required.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of candidates is found.  To view a full description of the position's duties and required qualifications and to apply, please visit:

https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=34006&job=science-and-engineering-librarian 

 

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Discussion Science Librarian, Colby College - ME (apply by June)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 9, 2016 at 09:31 am

Science Librarian

Colby College, seeks a Science Librarian who is innovative and curious, adaptive and collaborative. The successful candidate will be fearless about engaging with sciences faculty, students and other campus partners to shape a dynamic 21st century teaching, learning and research environment.

Primary responsibilities:

Science Librarian

Colby College, seeks a Science Librarian who is innovative and curious, adaptive and collaborative. The successful candidate will be fearless about engaging with sciences faculty, students and other campus partners to shape a dynamic 21st century teaching, learning and research environment.

Primary responsibilities:

The Sciences Librarian is a member of the Scholarly Resources and Services (SRS) group of librarians who, as liaisons to students and faculty in academic departments, provide a range of reference services, course-related library instruction and collection support. The Sciences Librarian is the liaison to all departments in the Natural Sciences Division (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics & Astronomy) as well as to interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies, and Science, Technology & Society. The Sciences Librarian’s office is within the Science Library, which is part of the science complex.

A critical aspect of this position involves maintaining a strong presence in the College's science community, building and maintaining close relations with faculty and students in order to meet their teaching, learning, research, and publication needs. The librarian will be expected to develop expertise in data issues and provide leadership for the Libraries in supporting data management and advocating for digital publishing/repository services. The librarian will provide direct support for teaching and learning by providing instruction/lab sessions, workshops, web-based guides and tutorials, and targeted reference services, through individual and group consultations and regular office hours. Also in conjunction with the science faculty, the librarian will assess digital and print collections to ensure access to resources that support their research and teaching.

This is a full-time, 12-month faculty position without rank, with the opportunity for sabbaticals. Colby librarians collaborate with our CBB consortial colleagues at the Bowdoin and Bates College libraries. They are encouraged to serve on college-wide committees, and to participate in professional development activities.

Colby College is located in Waterville, Maine, which offers numerous cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities within the city limits and is undergoing a major downtown revitalization effort. Whether you lean towards world-class hiking, dining or museums, or funky country fairs and Grange hall dances, all are easy daytrips from Waterville.

Minimum qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS
Strong written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
Learner-centered orientation
An interest in and capacity to understand current research and information sources in a broad range of science disciplines.
Desire to maintain current awareness and comfort with technology pertaining to the sciences and science librarianship.
Experience creating web-based learning tools.

Preferred qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in a science discipline or academic library experience providing science information services
Teaching experience, including developing learning outcomes, activities and assessment.
Knowledge of and experience with trends in data management and experience in crafting data management plans
Ability to work independently and collaboratively

To express interest, please send a cover letter/statement of interest, curriculum vitae, separate statements detailing teaching philosophy and research interests, and names and contact information for three references as .pdf attachments to Stephanie Frost, Administrative Assistant, Colby College Libraries at sciencelibrarian@colby.edu.

Review of applications will begin in late June 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Preferred start date is September 1, 2016. For more information about the Colby College Libraries, contact Clem Guthro, Director of Libraries at cpguthro@colby.edu.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu 

Best

Clem

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Dr. Clem Guthro, Director of the Colby College Libraries
5104 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901
207-859-5104 

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Discussion Collection Services and Strategies Librarian, Penn State University Libraries (apply by June 13)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, May 6, 2016 at 03:17 pm

Collection Services and Strategies Librarian
Penn State University Libraries
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/collectionstrategistlibr

Collection Services and Strategies Librarian
Penn State University Libraries
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/collectionstrategistlibr

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the new position of Collection Services and Strategies Librarian. This position will have responsibility for leading Collections Services, creating and implementing strategies for collection building and management in the ever-evolving environment of scholarly communication. The person appointed to this 12 month tenure-track faculty position will report to the Associate Dean for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communications and will work closely with subject liaisons on all Penn State campuses (24), Acquisitions, Access Services and the Business office to manage the collections budget and build on collaborative relationships with the medical and law school libraries, the university and beyond.

The Collection Services and Strategies Librarian will have wide responsibility for helping to build the collections of the Penn State University Libraries. This position will work in a highly collaborative organization to create and implement innovative approaches to provide strategic and effective stewardship of collections in all formats, and provide guidance and oversight for the collections budget and the work of the subject specialists.

Responsibilities and Duties
• Provide leadership and coordination for collections-related projects and initiatives 

• Develop a cutting edge program for building and stewarding collections, including periodic and on-going review of automated selection programs, selection decisions for retention of materials, and developing rubrics for de-duplication of resources to create budget flexibility

• Assist in the management of the materials budget, and manage endowments and special funds in collaboration with Acquisitions and the Business office
• Conduct budget planning and allocation, develop and implement fund management
• Create and oversee program of new and continuing subject specialist training
• Manage and coordinate subject liaison activities in relation to budget, allocations, reviews, assessments
• Assist in the development of a data analytics program to inform collections strategy and institutionalize the application of data to allocations and collection decisions in collaboration with the Assessment Librarian
• Engage with national and regional consortial partners to advance strategic collections activities
• Provide effective and consistent communications with university constituencies regarding the library’s strategies and programs for collection development and management
Qualifications
• Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent)
• Minimum of five years of professional experience in building and managing library collections including management of funds 

• Demonstrated competency in analysis, budgeting and planning, assessment and evaluation of library collections 

• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategy in developing or managing library content
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, and collaboratively, to plan, coordinate, and implement effective projects
• Ability to meet the requirements of promotion and tenure; commitment to professional development and service
• Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills 

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications

• Evidence of ability to develop strategy and lead change across an organization 

• Knowledge and understanding of 21st century collections issues for research libraries, emerging practices, standards, and trends relating to collection development and management in an academic or research library environment
• Knowledge and understanding of Open Access and Scholarly Communication issues 

• Advanced skills in statistical analysis and research design 

Environment:
The Penn State University Libraries is ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve approximately 6,300 faculty and 46,000 students at University Park, and more than 95,000 students system-wide. The University Libraries consists of approximately 120 faculty and enjoys extensive technological resources and research support services. The Libraries recently hired three associate deans and is actively involved in implementing year three of its strategic plan. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. The University Park campus is set in the State College area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

Compensation and Benefits: Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/collectionstrategistlibr. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin June 13, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Discussion Global Partnerships and Outreach Librarian, Penn State University Libraries (apply by June 6)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, May 6, 2016 at 02:52 pm

Global Partnerships and Outreach Librarian
Penn State University Libraries
To apply, visit https://libraries.psu.edu/globalpartnershipslibr

Global Partnerships and Outreach Librarian
Penn State University Libraries
To apply, visit https://libraries.psu.edu/globalpartnershipslibr

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications for the position of Global Partnerships and Outreach Librarian.  This new faculty position will work across Penn State to support existing global partnerships and build new ones in a manner that capitalizes on the Libraries strengths as well as its position at the heart of the University. This position represents an opportunity to shape international information services to the campus community.  The successful applicant will also be instrumental in helping the Libraries establish priorities for services in support of international programs. This is a non-tenure track, renewable fixed-term faculty position funded for two years from date of hire with a strong possibility of renewal, and reports to the Director of Commonwealth Campus Libraries and Strategic Projects.

The Global Partnerships and Outreach Librarian will:

  • Establish a formal Library liaison to Global Engagement Network Office in the Office of the Vice-Provost for Global Programs.
  • Provide primary support to the Interinstitutional Center for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK).  Among other things, this involves organizing several programs each year, managing an open source journal published two times a year, supervising interns, and reaching out to other institutions with similar interests and developing relationships.
  • Work cooperatively with international and area studies colleagues and campus sponsored programs in support of faculty/students working abroad and library/information needs of international students at Penn State.
  • Identify opportunities for the Libraries to collaborate with national and international higher education institutions in areas ranging from training, to faculty exchanges, to research.
  • Develop knowledge of current and emerging trends in international education related to libraries.
  • Hold workshops on international information and library resources that will assist faculty in internationalizing the curriculum.
  • Establish relationships and collaborate with University Park and Commonwealth Campus librarians involved in global partnerships.
  • Establish relationships with student clubs with international focus.

Qualifications:

Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); excellent communication and presentation skills; and demonstrated supervisory skills and networking ability, including successful supervision of culturally diverse employees.  An academic background in an inter-disciplinary field encompassing both social and biological sciences and demonstrated support of academic diversity are preferred.

Environment:

The University Libraries is ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve approximately 6,300 faculty and 46,000 students at University Park, and more than 95,000 students system-wide. The University Libraries consists of approximately 120 faculty and enjoys extensive technological resources and research support services.

Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. The University Park campus is set in the State College area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

Compensation and Benefits: Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications.  Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, State or TIAA-CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.  In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually.  Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online.  To apply, visit https://libraries.psu.edu/globalpartnershipslibr. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Review of applications will begin June 6, 2016 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:  For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Discussion LIBROS Scholarships for support staff and LIS students from San Diego & Imperial Counties - apply by June 7

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, May 6, 2016 at 09:55 am

LIBROS, the San Diego chapter of REFORMA, is again accepting applications for its scholarships competition!

Because we believe in libraries, we are presenting scholarship opportunities to library support staff and library information studies students from San Diego & Imperial Counties! The deadline to apply is June 7, 2016, so we’d appreciate your getting the word out ASAP. We don’t want anyone in our extended library family to miss these opportunities!

LIBROS, the San Diego chapter of REFORMA, is again accepting applications for its scholarships competition!

Because we believe in libraries, we are presenting scholarship opportunities to library support staff and library information studies students from San Diego & Imperial Counties! The deadline to apply is June 7, 2016, so we’d appreciate your getting the word out ASAP. We don’t want anyone in our extended library family to miss these opportunities!

For application materials and guidelines, please check out our website:
http://www.reforma-sd.org/libros-scholarship/

Thank you,
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Discussion Public Services Librarian I - Teen, Beachwood Branch - OH (apply by May 21)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, May 6, 2016 at 09:36 am

CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - Beachwood Branch

Public Services Librarian I - Teen
Full-time
BEGINNING SALARY (DOQ): $45,872 - $55,646

Position Closes on: 5/21/16

CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - Beachwood Branch

Public Services Librarian I - Teen
Full-time
BEGINNING SALARY (DOQ): $45,872 - $55,646

Position Closes on: 5/21/16

Under limited supervision, provides reference and reader advisory services to customers. Instructs users in operation of library services and equipment. Participates in collection development and maintenance activities of the assigned subject area. Develops new and maintains ongoing programs and outreach opportunities to promote literacy. May serve as a person-in-charge of a branch and may supervise positions noted above. Assesses needs of the community and coordinates age appropriate outreach and program activities to ensure the goals and objectives of the library system are met. Supervisor of staffing and services for age group specialty.
Summary Minimum Education & Experience Required

1. Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school.

2. At least one year of customer service experience.
OTHER TESTING/LICENSES REQUIRED

1. A criminal background check is required, as are pre-employment drug and nicotine screens.

2. A valid driver’s license, reliable personal transportation and in-force automobile insurance required.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to apply online, please visit our website at www.cuyahogalibrary.org

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