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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 Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - Head of Special Collections and Archives, Missouri State University Libraries (apply by May 30)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 09:18 am

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - Head of Special Collections and Archives
Missouri State University Libraries

The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries seeks a Head of Special Collections and Archives. MSU is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with over 24,000 students, located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri with a vibrant population of over 500,000.

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor - Head of Special Collections and Archives
Missouri State University Libraries

The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries seeks a Head of Special Collections and Archives. MSU is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with over 24,000 students, located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri with a vibrant population of over 500,000.

The Head of Special Collections and Archives provides leadership and oversight of all aspects of Special Collections and Archives. Specific responsibilities include the acquisition, curation, and development of physical and digital archival collections and services; development and operation of the Libraries’ digitization lab; promoting awareness and use of the collections; and contact with established and potential donors. In addition to the head, the Special Collections and Archives unit consists of four full-time and two part-time employees. Major collections include material related to Ozarkiana, Ozarks labor unions, transportation, University archives, and over 4,000 books.

This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position with a competitive salary and benefits.

For more information and to apply, visit jobs.missouristate.edu. There is one Head of Special Collections and Archives position, at either the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank. You may apply for the Assistant Professor and/or the Associate Professor position(s).

Please submit a letter of application, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information of three references. First date of consideration is Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Employment requires a criminal background check at University expense.

Missouri State University is an EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability /Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer and institution.

 

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Discussion Associate Professor-Head of Content Management and Acquisitions, Missouri State University Libraries (apply by May 31)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 09:17 am

Associate Professor-Head of Content Management and Acquisitions
Missouri State University Libraries

The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries seeks a new Head of Content Management and Acquisitions (CM&A). MSU is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with over 24,000 students, located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri with a vibrant population of over 500,000.

Associate Professor-Head of Content Management and Acquisitions
Missouri State University Libraries

The Missouri State University (MSU) Libraries seeks a new Head of Content Management and Acquisitions (CM&A). MSU is a dynamic and growing comprehensive university with over 24,000 students, located in Springfield, the third largest metro area in Missouri with a vibrant population of over 500,000.

The Head of CM&A provides leadership in selecting and acquiring (via lease, purchase, gift, or other means) information of all types -- physical and digital, vended and non-vended -- for use by university faculty, students, and staff, as well as members of the general public. Specific responsibilities include managing a content budget of $2.4 million, in consultation with faculty, leading the implementation of new, comprehensive content management strategies, managing the CM&A unit within the MSU Libraries, assessing demand for content, and working with consortial partners (e.g., MOBIUS and SWAN) and other organizations on collaborative content management initiatives. Responsibilities also include leading and managing acquisitions activities including purchasing, licensing, and negotiating contracts for library content, and facilitating accessing to licensed content, all in a consortial environment, serials maintenance and binding/mending materials.

This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position with a competitive salary and benefits.

For more information and to apply, visit jobs.missouristate.edu. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. First date of consideration is May 31, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Employment requires a criminal background check at University expense.

Missouri State University is an EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability /Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer and institution.

 

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Discussion Information Literacy Fellow, University of Missouri

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 09:15 am

Information Literacy Fellow
University of Missouri - Kansas City - Volker Campus

Information Literacy Fellow
University of Missouri - Kansas City - Volker Campus

The Learning & Research Support team at Miller Nichols Library is delighted to offer Fellowships to a second cohort of 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.

Appointment:
• Term appointment, renewable dependent upon performance for up to approximately one year post-graduation.
• .625 FTE (25 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: $13.20 per hour with support for professional 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.

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.

Application Instructions:
Application materials must be submitted online at info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/. 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 11 MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.)
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 email us

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Discussion English Librarian, University of Houston Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 09:13 am

Position Announcement
English Librarian
University of Houston Libraries

Position Announcement
English Librarian
University of Houston Libraries

Responsibilities: The University of Houston Libraries seeks an English liaison librarian with knowledge of or experience in the study of digital humanities. In addition to responsibilities for collection development, instruction, outreach, and research support for the Department of English, which offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in British & American Literature, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric & Composition, the position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the UH Libraries effort to advance digital research services. The English Librarian will contribute toward this effort in collaboration with the Humanities Team and the Liaison Services Department to build expertise and research services to facilitate faculty and student digital humanities projects. These opportunities will further the success of a new Digital Research Commons in the library. The successful candidate will also work proactively to enhance information literacy education to upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs, and will work with the Instruction Team to enhance and teach information literacy skills in lower-level composition and rhetoric courses.

Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Qualifications –

Required:
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
• Demonstrated excellent communication skill and strong service orientation
• Ability to work strategically in a complex, changing environment
• Proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as faculty and students.
• Degree or significant coursework in English; or professional experience working with English department students and faculty in an research library setting
• Demonstrated awareness of faculty and graduate student needs at a research institution
• Demonstrated knowledge of research and digital humanities trends and principles
Preferred:
• Experience in library instruction and assessment
• Experience in collection development
• Project management skills
• Demonstrated initiative and creativity
• Familiarity or experience with tools and techniques for the digital humanities
Applications from recent graduates will be considered.

Salary: $56,000 to 58,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/31986.

Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/employment

Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Resource Management, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Discussion Research & Instruction Librarian (Engineering), United States Naval Academy (apply by June 5)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 09:06 am

We're hiring!  The United States Naval Academy invites applications for an exciting position as Research and Instruction Librarian specializing in engineering. Located on the beautiful Severn River in historic Annapolis, the Naval Academy is a Middle States accredited, top tier liberal arts college and service academy with a diverse student body  and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research.  Engineering has a central role in educating midshipmen to address the technological needs of the Navy and Marine Corps.

We're hiring!  The United States Naval Academy invites applications for an exciting position as Research and Instruction Librarian specializing in engineering. Located on the beautiful Severn River in historic Annapolis, the Naval Academy is a Middle States accredited, top tier liberal arts college and service academy with a diverse student body  and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research.  Engineering has a central role in educating midshipmen to address the technological needs of the Navy and Marine Corps.  The Research and Instruction Librarian for Engineering will teach information literacy, provide research assistance and serve as subject specialist for faculty and midshipmen in this important discipline.  Candidates with a science or engineering background are preferred.   This is a 12 month faculty position with a 3 year renewable appointment, highly competitive salary, and full federal benefits. Position begins in August 2017.

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 5, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.  For more information about the position and how to apply, see: https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/researchinstructlib-engineering-17.php

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Discussion Research & Instruction Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator, United States Naval Academy (apply by June 5)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 09:05 am

We're hiring! The United States Naval Academy invites applications for an exciting position as Research & Instruction Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator.  Located on the beautiful Severn River in historic Annapolis, the Naval Academy is a Middle States accredited, top tier liberal arts college and service academy with a diverse student body  and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research.

We're hiring! The United States Naval Academy invites applications for an exciting position as Research & Instruction Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator.  Located on the beautiful Severn River in historic Annapolis, the Naval Academy is a Middle States accredited, top tier liberal arts college and service academy with a diverse student body  and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research.   The librarian in this position will have an essential role in designing and fostering an innovative information literacy program that supports and enhances the mission and learning outcomes of the USNA curriculum.  As a member of the Research & Instruction Department, this librarian will provide research assistance, teach information literacy and serve as subject specialist for faculty and midshipmen for one or more of the disciplines, preferably English, taught at the Naval Academy. This is a 12 month faculty position with a 3 year renewable appointment, highly competitive salary, and full federal benefits.   Position begins in August 2017.

Applications will be reviewed beginning June 5, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.  For more information about the position and how to apply, see: https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/researchinstructlib-infolit-17.php.

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Discussion English and American Literature Librarian, University of Delaware Library (apply by May 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 09:04 am

Deadline: May 25, 2017
The University of Delaware Library seeks a creative and dynamic individual for the position of English and American Literature Librarian to join a team of colleagues in the delivery of excellent and responsive research, information and instructional services. This position reports to the Head, Reference and Instructional Services Department.

Deadline: May 25, 2017
The University of Delaware Library seeks a creative and dynamic individual for the position of English and American Literature Librarian to join a team of colleagues in the delivery of excellent and responsive research, information and instructional services. This position reports to the Head, Reference and Instructional Services Department.

The position serves as the Library’s liaison to the English and Theatre Departments, and may assume responsibility for other subjects based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and Library needs. The English and American Literature Librarian has responsibility for the provision of instruction, collection development and research support in the assigned subject areas. In collaboration with others, the English and American Literature Librarian also provides general reference services in person and online, including some evening and weekend hours, and provides instruction in the use and searching of electronic and traditional library resources. The position has a reporting responsibility to the Head, Collection Management and Licensed Electronic Content Department for collection-related activities. Essential responsibilities include: liaison to assigned communities with the ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships and foster collaborations and partnerships with faculty, students and administrators; provision of the entire range of in-person and online reference services; provision of instruction/information literacy services; building of collections that meet the research and curricular needs of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty; development of content for assigned subject areas including course guides, subject guides and other instructional and outreach materials; and active engagement in professional development and other scholarly activities. The expectation is that this position will involve collaboration with faculty and Library colleagues on digital scholarship projects.

Qualifications:
• ALA accredited graduate library degree. An undergraduate degree in English or significant coursework and experience working with English department faculty and students in a research library environment. Appointment will be made at the Assistant Librarian level if the candidate has up to 3 years of professional experience, or at the Senior Assistant Librarian level if the candidate has 3-8 years of professional experience in an academic or research library.
• Knowledge of information sources related to research in English and American literature.
• Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills.
• Knowledge of current developments in scholarship and teaching in the humanities and changing library roles for responding to the evolving needs of faculty, scholars and students.
• Awareness of digital humanities trends and principles.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services.
• Ability to design and create web-based materials.
• Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands.
• Strong commitment to service excellence.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
• Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
• Commitment to professional growth.

Preferred: Advanced degree in English. Collection development experience in an academic or research library. Experience teaching and integrating information literacy skills and concepts into classes using appropriate technologies. Knowledge of learning management systems and distance education.
General Information: The University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence beginning in 1743 and extending to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. The University provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels. There are over 1,100 full-time faculty and 4,000 staff serving a student body of over 21,000. The beautiful 970-acre main campus in Newark, Delaware, is centrally located within one hour of Philadelphia and two hours from New York and Washington, DC.

The University of Delaware Library is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

Benefits: 22 vacation days. Choice of 403B retirement plan with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at: http://www.udel.edu/Benefits/
Appointment: Appointment expected at the rank of Assistant Librarian, pay grade 29E (less than 3 years professional experience), or Senior Assistant Librarian, pay grade 30E (3-8 years professional experience). This position is part of the librarian career ladder governed by the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System that guides professional development and advancement.
To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

 

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Discussion Call for Proposals: Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review (OA Peer-Reviewed Journal)

by Twanna Hodge on Mon, May 15, 2017 at 08:24 am

The Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD) sponsor the open access journal in librarianship: Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review. Ticker is an international forum for the exchange of research, best practices, and innovative thinking in business librarianship and business library management. The first issue was published in 2015 and we expect to publish two issues a year. Ticker is being added to open access repositories, so your submissions will be readily discoverable.

The Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD) sponsor the open access journal in librarianship: Ticker: The Academic Business Librarianship Review. Ticker is an international forum for the exchange of research, best practices, and innovative thinking in business librarianship and business library management. The first issue was published in 2015 and we expect to publish two issues a year. Ticker is being added to open access repositories, so your submissions will be readily discoverable.

You do not need to be a member of ABLD or an ABLD institution to participate in this journal. We encourage articles and reports from any academic business libraries or librarians located anywhere in the world. To submit an article, you will need to register for a free account on the site (http://ticker.mcgill.ca/user/register). Anyone with an account can submit items and you do not need an account to read Ticker content.

Copyright:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work

Journal Focus and Scope Statement
Ticker publishes original research, commentary, conference reports,member profiles, case studies, renovation profiles, stories of innovation, articles on library management best practices, and evidence-based pieces. In addition, the journal features examples of translational research -- instances where academic business libraries have implemented faculty research findings on management best practices (i.e., collaboration, work-around techniques, staff motivation, space redesign, vendor negotiations, etc.)

Journal Sections (Other sections include Renovation Profiles & Member Profiles)

Research - Peer Reviewed Research Papers
Generally not more than 20 manuscript pages, single spaced.
APA Style
Complete bibliography
Abstract of not more than 300 words and at least three keywords (not more than 10)
Peer review requires that the cover page with name and affiliation of the author(s) and the paper be submitted as separate documents.

Opinions & Thought Pieces
These are not blind peer reviewed; however, they are screened by a member of the editorial board.
3-15 manuscript pages, single spaced
APA Style
Abstract of not more than 300 words and three keywords

Conference Reports
The Conference Reports section seeks informal articles capturing the themes, key speakers, vendor exhibits, resources and other information about library conferences. In particular, the articles sought out for this section focus on the needs of business librarians. Reports for any business librarian meetings (such as with ABLD, EBSLG, APBSLG, CLADEA, etc.) are relevant, as are reports focused on business-related sessions at larger conferences such as SLA, ALA, ACRL, Charleston Conference, etc. The conference reports should include links as needed and should be in English.

Case Studies
Case studies involve the description and analysis of real life situations with the goals of testing theories, developing ideas, diagnosing problems or providing possible solutions. If you would like to share an experience in your library with the library community in this way, please consider submitting a manuscript for this section. Case studies that examine the renovation of facilities or the launch of new spaces are particularly encouraged. Manuscripts should meet the following guidelines:
3-15 manuscript pages, single spaced
APA style
Abstract of not more than 300 words and at least 3 keywords
Cover page with the name and affiliation of author(s).

URL: http://ticker.mcgill.ca/

Author Guidelines: http://ticker.mcgill.ca/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
ABLD URL: http://www.abld.org/
ISSN: 2369-9779

Editorial Board

Journal Editor: Diane Zabel, The Pennsylvania State University (dxz2@psu.edu)
Managing Editor: Jason Sokoloff, University of Washington (jksok@uw.edu)

Sean Forbes, University of Toronto (ex-officio member – ABLD Board member)
Angela Horne, University of California, Los Angeles
Laura Leavitt, Michigan State University
Corey Seeman, University of Michigan

Deb Wallace, Harvard University

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Discussion Community Services Librarian (Full-Time), Suffolk Public Library (apply by May 29)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 03:23 pm

Community Services Librarian
http://www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/about/careers/

Our libraries are more than what is inside their four walls.
Our staff do more than just check out books.

Community Services Librarian
http://www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/about/careers/

Our libraries are more than what is inside their four walls.
Our staff do more than just check out books.

We believe in connecting individuals and groups to information, ideas and
experiences in any way possible, and we are looking for an innovative librarian to
help strengthen our ability to take our services and programming beyond our walls
and to new audiences. We don’t want barriers between our patrons and our
resources; your job will be to help knock those barriers down as a Community
Services Librarian.

We are a library committed to community engagement in our city that spans 430 square miles
in SE Virginia. As one of ten libraries selected to participate in the Libraries Transforming
Communities initiative through the American Library Association, we have solidifed our
commitment to meeting people where they are, engaging in real conversations with our
community, and being a

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Discussion ALCTS-CaMMS Recruitment and Mentoring Committee - Career Profiles Survey

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 10, 2017 at 09:46 am

Dear colleagues:
The ALCTS-CaMMS Recruitment and Mentoring Committee is seeking volunteers to contribute profiles for an ongoing project.

Dear colleagues:
The ALCTS-CaMMS Recruitment and Mentoring Committee is seeking volunteers to contribute profiles for an ongoing project.

The committee is creating an online resource that will contain career profiles of individuals working in the field of cataloging and metadata. Profiles will include general information such as name and title, as well as your responses to several open-ended questions. An optional photograph may also be submitted. Profiles will be publicly posted on the ALCTS website to serve as a resource for those considering careers in cataloging and metadata.

Through these profiles, we hope to demonstrate the wide range of professional opportunities available in cataloging and metadata. An ideal resource will have as much variety as possible while remaining within the scope of the field. The list of profiles might include a music cataloger, a metadata specialist, a technical services manager, a rare books cataloger, or a professor of library and information science, among many other possibilities. Ideally, profile volunteers will represent various types of libraries, as well as other organizations where careers in cataloging and metadata are possible (such as museums or library services vendors).

We hope to create a representative set of profiles that reflect the personal, real-world career experiences of a diverse group of cataloging and metadata professionals, especially those from backgrounds which have been historically underrepresented in librarianship. Our goal is to offer practical information and advice to those entering or considering the field.

We hope you will consider participating! If you are interested, please contact us at cammsrecruitsurvey@gmail.com with a few short sentences about yourself and your job by May 15th, 2017. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to send a survey to all who express interest. We will make the selections considering both the order they are received, and the extent in which the response adds to the diversity of the profiles. If you are selected, we will send you a copy of the short questionnaire. Before publishing your responses online, we will be sure to contact you in advance to confirm that you are still willing to be featured.

Sincerely,
CaMMS Recruitment and Mentoring Committee

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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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