Syndicate content

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community Community

In: Alumni Groups, Diversity, Professional Development, Scholarships, Students
View:   Faces | List
DiscussionsDiscussions
Discussions

Discussion Research & Instruction Librarian, Augustana College (apply by April 14)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 03:57 pm

Research & Instruction Librarian, Augustana College (Illinois)

Research & Instruction Librarian, Augustana College (Illinois)

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for the position of Research & Instruction Librarian beginning August 2017. This is a professional faculty position with faculty rank and voting rights. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents approximately three hours west of Chicago.

The Thomas Tredway Library at Augustana College, winner of the 2006 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, seeks a research and instruction librarian with a passion for teaching and supporting undergraduates and a commitment to the role of the library in a liberal arts education. This position includes responsibilities as library liaison to an academic division, as well as a coordinator role to be assigned according to the candidate’s interest and abilities. An academic background or active interest in languages and literature; fine and performing arts; and/or communication studies is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be a team player who is energetic, motivated, highly organized, skillful in the use of a broad range of information resources, and can work with librarians and classroom faculty in developing new approaches to teaching and assessing information literacy.

For the complete posting, please see: http://www.augustana.net/general-information/employment/open-positions/r...

Application Instructions:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume or CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a one-page statement of the applicant's philosophy of librarianship to humanresources@augustana.edu no later than Friday, April 14th, 2017. Questions may be directed to assistant library director Stefanie Bluemle (stefaniebluemle@augustana.edu).

EEO Statement:
Augustana is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is Augustana College's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

More...

Discussion Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management, Stony Brook University (apply by April 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 09:31 am

Position: Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management

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

Position: Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management

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

Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizeable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University's Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrates library system and have recently deployed EBSCO'S Discovery Service, DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.
Descriptive Title: Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management REF#: F-9754-17-03
Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian Faculty Position
Department: University Libraries Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Required Qualifications: Master's in library from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least three years of significant experience in serials and electronic resources management. Experience with facilitating access to serials and resources through library catalogs and discovery tools. Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and operations, including demonstrated potential for leading transformational change. Evidence of leadership in the fields of knowledge access and resource management, including demonstrated effective management, planning, and organizational skills. Ability to lead in an atmospheric of continuous change, to work within a collaborative environment with diverse groups and to inspire and motivate. Strong collaboration and communication skills. Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations. Demonstrated knowledge of emerging areas of librarianship, including the capabilities and future trends of library technology and systems to optimize discovery and access to scholarly resources. Supervisory and training experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Additional advanced degree. Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages. Knowledge of and experience with vendor license negotiations and consortial collection of development. Solid understanding of the research university environment and scholarly communication issues. Experience in coordination or management of integrated library system functions, including experience with Ex Libris' Aleph system. Demonstrated ability to work with library and university constituencies, including library and academic faculty. Strong service orientation.

Responsibilities & Requirements: Under the direction of the Direction of Collection and Resource Management, the Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the departments, including supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff. The Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee works, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
• Provide leadership, guidance, and expertise to the Department of Serials and Electronic Serials Management, including regular review of department faculty librarians and professional staff.
• Advise Director of Collection and Resource Management in the articulation of a user-centered, holistic serials and electronic resources management vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection/content building and delivery.
• Review and evaluate workflows and work assignments, with an eye toward increasing efficiencies, bringing more high-quality content to users more quickly, and building sustainable workflows to handle increasingly heterogeneous digital assets.
• Plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish and document policies and procedures, and set priorities in serials and electronic resources management.
• Train, evaluate, and supervise departmental staff, and ensure compliance with local policy and procedure, resource license agreements, as well as best practices in the profession.
• Provide budget and collection data to Director of Collection and Resource Management and Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management, as well as liaison librarians as appropriate.
• Administer and allocate expenditures for serials and electronic resources in library management system.
• Manage troubleshooting and resolution of access issues, consulting and advising Library IT staff as appropriate.
• Manage subscription renewals and monitor vendors to ensure quality service and accurate pricing.
• Work with the Director of Collection and Resource Management to assess, implement, and manage vendor arrangements for the outsourcing and/or automation of departmental work as appropriate.
• Work with SBU Library senior leadership, consortia partners, and library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for improvement in Libraries/ discovery and delivery operations and services.
• Worth with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Libraries leadership to develop and implement University Libraries strategic priorities and provide the infrastructure needed to achieve those priorities.
• Work with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management to develop, coordinate, and implement bibliographic control policy and practices across the ILS, Discovery, and digital repository systems.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. **Applications will be accepted until the position if filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 04/23/2017.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

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

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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

Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
E-Mail: library_hosaerm_F97541703@stonybrook.edu

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 09/23/2017, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND MINORITIES TO APPLY.
IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police
Job Category: A) Faculty and Librarian Positions. Posting Date: 03/24/2017
Additional Categories:

More...

Discussion Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, (apply by April 23)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 09:29 am

Job Opportunity: Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services

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

Job Opportunity: Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services

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

Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University's Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO's Discovery Service, DSpace, Conent DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.
Descriptive Title: Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services REF#: F-9755-17-03
Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian Faculty Position
Department: University Libraries Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Required Qualifications: Master's in library science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least three years of significant experience in acquisitions, cataloging, and metadata services. Strong working knowledge of RDA and MARC cataloging rules and conventions and non-MARC metadata schemas, formats, standards, and protocols. Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and operations, including demonstrated potential for leading transformational change. Evidence of leadership in the fields of knowledge access and resource management, including demonstrated effective management, planning, and organizational skills. Ability to lead in an atmospheric of continuous change, to work within a collaborative environment with diverse groups and to inspire and motivate. Strong collaboration and communication skills. Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations. Demonstrated knowledge of emerging areas of librarianship, including the capabilities and future trends to library technology and systems to optimize discovery and access to scholarly resources. Supervisory and training experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Additional advanced degree. Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages. Knowledge of cataloging and metadata as applied to music and map collections. Experience in cataloging special collections, archival materials, and digital collections. Solid understanding of the research university environment and scholarly communication issues. Experience in coordination or management of integrated library system functions, including experience with Ex Libris' Aleph system. Demonstrated ability to work with library and university constituencies, including library and academic faculty. Strong service orientation.

Responsibilities & Requirements: Under the direction of the Director of Collection and Resource Management, the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the department, including supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff. The Head of Cataloging and Metadata Service will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee works, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards to promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
• Provide leadership, guidance, and expertise to CMS, including regular review of departmental faculty librarians and professional staff.
• Advise Director of Collection and Resource Management in the articulation of a user-centered, holistic cataloging and metadata vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection/content building and delivery.
• Review and evaluate workflows and work assignments, with an eye toward increasing efficiencies, bringing more high-quality content to users more quickly, and building sustainable workflows to handle increasingly heterogeneous digital assets.
• Plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, and set priorities in cataloging and metadata services.
• Oversee and manage acquisition of monographs and other non-serial library resources in consultation with liaison librarian selectors and Director of Collection and Resource Management.
• Train, evaluate. and supervise technical services staff, and ensure compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards.
• Work with the Director of Collection and Resource Management and Head of Serials and Electronic Resource Management to assess, implement, and manage vendor arrangements for the outsourcing of cataloging and metadata work.
• Work with SBU Library senior leadership, consortia partners, and library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for improvement in Libraries' discovery and delivery operations and services.
• Worth with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Libraries leadership to develop and implement University Libraries strategic priorities and provide the infrastructure needed to achieve those priorities.
• Work with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management to develop, coordinate, and implement bibliographic control policy and practices across the ILS, Discovery, and digital repository systems.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 04/23/2017.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

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

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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

Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
E-Mail: library_catalogmetadata_f97551@stonybrook.edu

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 09/23/2017, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE ENCOURAGE PROTECTED VETERANS, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN AND MINORITIES TO APPLY.
IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE UNIVERSITY HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police
Job Category: A) Faculty and Librarian Positions. Posting Date: 03/24/2017
Additional Categories:

More...

Discussion Embedded Health Sciences Librarian, Pennsylvania State University Libraries (apply by April 24)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 09:27 am

Embedded Health Sciences Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries, Penn State College of Medicine, University Park Regional Campus, Harrell Health Sciences Library
To apply, please visit: https://libraries.psu.edu/hersheyhealthlibr

Embedded Health Sciences Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries, Penn State College of Medicine, University Park Regional Campus, Harrell Health Sciences Library
To apply, please visit: https://libraries.psu.edu/hersheyhealthlibr

The Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research & Learning Commons seeks a dynamic and innovative Librarian to support the expanding Penn State College of Medicine (COM), University Park Regional Campus [State College, PA]. Reporting to the Harrell HSL Associate Dean & Director, the incumbent will be embedded at the regional medical campus. The incumbent will provide a broad range of information services and will take a leadership role in developing and enhancing the library’s educational program and coordinate instructional activities to support students, faculty, staff, and researchers located at the regional medical campus. This is a three-year non-tenure track, fixed-term, renewable faculty appointment.

Position Summary:

The Health Sciences Librarian will partner with the Harrell HSL administration to plan and build a comparable program of support and services at the regional medical campus that actively positions the library as a key resource and extends the reach of the Harrell HSL in support of the COM regardless of location. The selected candidate will lead the overall coordination of library-related instructional activities for the regional medical campus and the integration of EBM into the curriculum. Additionally, the Librarian will work in partnership with the COM faculty to design, develop, implement and teach a variety of classes, workshops and course-integrated instruction. The librarian will expand services by designing and developing online tutorials, providing individual consultations and orientations; serve as a source of expertise and support for the assessment and implementation for new and existing instructional technologies used in teaching and learning; participate in collection development activities; provide in-depth reference and consultation service; participate in library orientation for new medical students and residents; and will successfully function as Harrell HSL’s sole liaison to the regional medical campus.

Other responsibilities include daily oversight of the library satellite operations, services, and collections as they develop at the regional medical campus; evaluating new and existing library programs, services and resources; contributing to the assessment of user needs; participating in marketing and planning; collaborating with librarians in related subject areas libraries/departments at University Park, including Life Sciences and other STEM libraries; and contributing to the profession through librarianship, teaching and learning, service, research, and involvement in professional organizations. Critical skills needed for this position include leadership skills and the ability to function independently as well as effectively in a team environment; the ability to strategically develop relationships vital for expanding library services, technology skills; a self-starter mentality, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a diverse, dynamic, and evolving organization; and strong communication skills to enhance cross-departmental initiatives.

Required Qualifications:
Requires a Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); some experience in the medical library environment; knowledge of evidence based practice principles and aware of current trends in academic health sciences libraries; experience designing and delivering instruction/training; knowledge of and experience with health/STEM databases and resources including excellent literature searching skills; ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with colleagues to build strong relationships; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills; and strong leadership and organizational skills with a commitment to diversity. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply. Mentoring will be available.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include understanding the principles of adult learning and training; an undergraduate or graduate degree in a biomedical or physical science field or graduate-level coursework; and active membership or working toward membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Environment:

The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the international Center for Research Libraries.

Penn State Hershey, located approximately 100 miles from University Park, is the medical campus of Penn State University. The Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research & Learning Commons, located on the Penn State Hershey campus, is the health sciences library for Penn State University. Penn State College of Medicine confers the doctor of medicine degree and in conjunction with Penn State's Graduate School, offers a variety of doctoral, masters, and graduate certificate programs in the biomedical sciences. The recently established Physician Assistant Master’s Program inaugural graduating class of 2016 achieved a 100 percent national board pass rate as first-time test takers of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam.

The University Park Regional Campus of Penn State College of Medicine is a collaborative effort between Penn State Hershey, Mount Nittany Health and other local State College providers. The regional medical campus offers a wide spectrum of medical education opportunities, including clerkships, electives and acting internships for Penn State medical students. The regional medical campus is expanding and will be accepting the inaugural class for the new competency based curriculum currently under development, fall 2017. The University Park Regional Campus is set in the State College metropolitan 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 D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit.

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.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/hersheyhealthlibr. 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 April 24, 2017 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.

More...

Discussion Public Services Librarian. Multnomah County Library (apply by April 7)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 09:26 am

CENTRAL LIBRARY – PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN
(African American cultural competency)
Recruitment #: 7222-62
Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017
Salary: $26.50 to $32.60 per hour

CENTRAL LIBRARY – PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN
(African American cultural competency)
Recruitment #: 7222-62
Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017
Salary: $26.50 to $32.60 per hour

Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon is looking for a compassionate, dedicated, forward-thinking librarian who has experience and passion for working with the African American community. You must be creative, culturally competent, and customer service-focused. You will be joining a team of library professionals at Central Library and will be responsible for building and maintaining professional relationships with Central Library’s patrons as well as collaborating with appropriate stakeholders within Central Library’s community and the library system as a whole. You will be connecting patrons, both internal and external, with the information they seek and delivering a variety of professional-level library services in order to enrich the library experience for the African American community. While you will assist all patrons, you will have a special emphasis on serving the African American community, and will coordinate with staff to build a dynamic and welcoming environment at the Central Library for African American patrons. To accomplish this work, you will have a focus on providing programming and outreach to the community.

For more information about this position, including how to apply, please visit our website at www.multcojobs.org.

More...

Discussion Head of Metadata Services, Purdue University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 09:25 am

Purdue University Libraries seeks a Head of Metadata Services to manage, develop, and motivate a streamlined and highly efficient unit to achieve departmental goals and meet the changing requirements for cataloging and metadata. The Head of Metadata Services will direct the goals and assignments of staff responsible for metadata creation and cataloging (MARC and non-MARC) at all levels, in all formats, and for all collections and promotes a collaborative and cohesive work environment. Additionally, this position also supervises the operations manager of the Digitization Services unit.

Purdue University Libraries seeks a Head of Metadata Services to manage, develop, and motivate a streamlined and highly efficient unit to achieve departmental goals and meet the changing requirements for cataloging and metadata. The Head of Metadata Services will direct the goals and assignments of staff responsible for metadata creation and cataloging (MARC and non-MARC) at all levels, in all formats, and for all collections and promotes a collaborative and cohesive work environment. Additionally, this position also supervises the operations manager of the Digitization Services unit. The Head of Metadata Services has oversight of vendor cataloging services and provides strategic and innovative leadership by proposing, implementing, and monitoring contractual vendor services that expedite processing and offer rapid delivery of information resources. The department head will foster and facilitate collaboration within and external to the unit to ensure that the most efficient and appropriate metadata standards and best practices are used in making physical, electronic, and digital materials discoverable and accessible. This position regularly assesses procedures and develops strategies to increase productivity and to streamline workflows. The Head, Metadata Services will report to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Access.

Required Qualifications:
• Master's degree of Library Science or Master's degree of Library
Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program;
• At least 3 years of recent original cataloging experience in an
academic/research library;
• Advanced proficiency in current and emerging metadata standards,
models, applications, and initiatives (such as RDA, MARC, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD). Keen interest or involvement in Linked Data and BIBFRAME initiatives also required;
• Comprehensive knowledge of cataloging standards: MARC 21, RDA, AACR2,
and the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings;
• Experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated library
systems, vendor cataloging services, authority control services, and automated routines for bibliographic maintenance;
• Demonstrated supervisory experience;
• Demonstrated leadership ability;
• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Desired Qualifications:
• Experience working with digital libraries or institutional
repositories;
• Experience working with ExLibris products;
• Experience with digital management software, such as CONTENTdm;
• Reading or bibliographic knowledge of one or more foreign languages;
• Experience with Linked Data and BIBFRAME initiatives;
• Experience in digital imaging and/or impage processing;
• Project management experience.
Environment: Purdue University Libraries (PUL), recipient of the 2015 Award for Excellence in University Libraries from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), is at the forefront of academic librarianship and redefining the role of the academic, research library in learning, discovery, and engagement activities of the University. Libraries faculty and staff are deeply involved in information literacy instruction and instructional design, redefining of learning spaces, scholarly communication, data management, and global outreach. PUL has embarked upon a comprehensive program to engage in campus learning initiatives, including the development of information literacy instruction, course-redesign initiatives advancing active learning on campus (IMPACT-Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation http://www.purdue.edu/impact/), and the design and implementation of dynamic new learning spaces. Purdue Libraries faculty have expanded their collaborative endeavors with disciplinary faculty in integrating information literacy into the curriculum, culminating in 2012 with a core campus curriculum that includes information literacy as a core requirement. PUL is also home to the first endowed chair in information literacy in the United States, established in 2008.

Purdue Libraries is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.

A reconceptualization of spaces is taking place throughout PUL. The recently renovated Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics is a natural extension of the classroom, re-designed with input from students. The renovation of the Hicks Undergraduate Library completed in 2014 includes three active learning classrooms in support of Purdue’s campus wide, innovative
course-redesign initiative. Construction is now underway on the Thomas S.
and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center, which will bring together six science and engineering libraries into a building that will seamlessly integrate learning and classroom spaces in a $79M facility at the very heart of the campus. For a video introduction to the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__D36R3t3Hc
Libraries faculty and staff also collaborate with disciplinary faculty to develop new approaches for discovering, accessing, and sharing of research publications and data. Purdue Libraries are leaders in the areas of data curation and library publishing services. Accomplishments in data curation include the development of the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit, an instrument for assessing the data needs of faculty researchers. The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR), a Libraries initiative, provides an online, collaborative working space and data-sharing platform to support the data management needs of Purdue researchers and their collaborators. Since 2005, Purdue Libraries has collaborated in interdisciplinary sponsored research on campus with over 100 faculty, as well as partners at other libraries and institutions. The Purdue Libraries and University Press are a founding member of the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), and are well-known for innovative approaches to partnering with faculty to better disseminate scholarly works created at Purdue and advance Open Access initiatives.

¬Purdue Libraries is an active member of state, regional, national, and international associations and consortia, including the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), SPARC, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA). Purdue Libraries is a founding member of both HathiTrust and DataCite. Purdue was one of four universities that collaborated with Ex Libris, Inc., on its Alma library system, the next generation library management system. Collaboration and partnerships are hallmarks of Purdue Libraries both on and off campus, including partnership with ITaP (Information Technology at Purdue) and the Purdue Office of Research and Partnerships to provide assistance with funder data requirements.

Purdue University (http://www.purdue.edu/), located in West Lafayette, Indiana, in the historic Wabash River valley, is one hour from Indianapolis and two hours from Chicago. Renowned nationally and internationally for its programs in engineering, science, agriculture, and business, the University has over 39,400 students and 16,400 employees. Purdue is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land- grant Universities (APLU), and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). Purdue has the second highest enrollment of international students among public U.S. universities, with 10,230 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students in 2014-2015.

“Purdue University prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.” From Nondiscrimination Policy Statement, Purdue University http://www.purdue.edu/purdue/ea_eou_statement.html.

The greater Lafayette area (http://www.homeofpurdue.com/) provides diverse cultural, social, and recreational activities.

Salary and benefits: Purdue provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes retirement benefits as well as health, disability and life insurance, 22 annual vacation days, and tuition support for employee, children, and spouse/same sex domestic partner. Purdue University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Application process:
For consideration submit resume and apply online for this staff position at:
www.purdue.edu/careers and reference Job Number 1700506.

Cover letter is required to be considered for this position. Cover letter must include your interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as your past experiences, current interests and activities, and/or goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

The position announcement can also be found at: www.lib.purdue.edu/about/ employment

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

More...

Discussion Call for Proposals: Venture Capital/Private Equity Research and Resources (Special Issue of Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship)

by Twanna Hodge on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 10:26 am

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship is planning a special issue on Venture Capital & Private Equity research and resources – Proposals due by April 17, 2017; Submissions due June 15th, 2017.

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship is planning a special issue on Venture Capital & Private Equity research and resources – Proposals due by April 17, 2017; Submissions due June 15th, 2017.

Proposal Process: Email a brief proposal - no more than 500 words - describing work-in-progress or proposed work to Celia Ross and Lisa O’Connor (contact info below)
Venture Capital & Private Equity research & resources
Data around venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) and other investments and deals play a large role in the entrepreneurial and business research landscape. However, the data sources are complex and varied. This journal issue aims to explore the creative ways business & finance librarians are staying informed on this topic, how they are teaching others about this topic and how they are incorporating VC and PE resources into their work overall.

Subject Coverage
This special issue offers a platform for librarians to discuss VC & PE topics as they relate to library research. Subject coverage includes but is not limited to VC & PE and other deal databases, outreach and instruction in these topics, use of VC & PE resources outside of the classroom (e.g. with Office of Tech Transfer, Investment Clubs, Entrepreneurial programs, etc.)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Original Research
● Evaluation of VC and PE data sources
● Evaluation of instruction or outreach in using VC & PE resources
● Innovative approaches to teaching and learning using VC & PE resources
● Challenges related to utilizing VC & PE resources across campus groups

2. Case Studies
● Best strategies for integrating VC & PE resources into the curriculum
● Best practices for developing and promoting VC & PE resources to institution

NOTE: Non-empirical papers and case studies are welcome, as are reviews of databases and books and other sources of information in this area.
Important dates
● Proposal submission (● Notification of decision: April 28, 2017
● Full paper or review submission: June 15, 2017
● Final acceptance notification: July 1, 2017
● Publication: December, 2017

Guest Editor
Celia Ross
Senior Associate Librarian
University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
caross@umich.edu

Editor-In-Chief
Lisa O’Connor
Associate Professor and Chair, Library & Information Studies
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
lgoconno@uncg.edu

The Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship is a refereed journal covering the business information needs of special libraries, academic libraries, and public libraries, as well as information services and centers outside of the traditional library setting. The journal is international in scope, reflecting the multinational and international scope of the business community today. The immediate focus of the journal is practice-oriented articles, but it also provides an outlet for new empirical studies on business librarianship and business information. Aside from articles, this journal offers valuable statistical and meeting reports, literature and media reviews, Web site reviews, and interviews.

More...

Discussion Call for Proposals: Journal of New Librarianship Innovation Columnists

by Twanna Hodge on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 10:13 am

The Journal of New Librarianship’s Innovation Column editors are seeking proposals for the next issue of the journal.
 
Deadline is May 1, 2017. 
 
We are seeking submissions of 500 – 1000 words in length that cover practical approaches to topics such as fostering a culture of innovation, design thinking applications, change management, disruptive innovation, succession planning, communication in the multigenerational workforce, diversity fellowships, appreciative inquiry, and related areas.
 

The Journal of New Librarianship’s Innovation Column editors are seeking proposals for the next issue of the journal.
 
Deadline is May 1, 2017. 
 
We are seeking submissions of 500 – 1000 words in length that cover practical approaches to topics such as fostering a culture of innovation, design thinking applications, change management, disruptive innovation, succession planning, communication in the multigenerational workforce, diversity fellowships, appreciative inquiry, and related areas.
 
If you are interested, please complete our submission form at https://goo.gl/forms/AW38zMOrs7auP1wP2 by May 1 with a short summary of your proposed idea and we will get back to you by the week of May 22.
 
Cinthya Ippoliti and Matt Upson
Editorial Board Members, Journal of New Librarianship
cinthya.ippoliti@okstate.edu
matthew.upson@okstate.edu

More...

Discussion Job Announcement: Help Posting to CALA, AILA, REFORMA and APALA lists

by Michelle McKinney on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 02:16 pm

https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Library-Operations-Manager-@-UC-Blue-Ash-OH-45201/396667600/

 

Library Operations Manager @ UC Blue Ash 

 

Date: Mar 16, 2017

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash (UCBA) College seeks a service-oriented, skilled professional to join our student-centered team as the Library Operations Manager in the UCBA Library. UC Blue Ash College is the largest regional college in Ohio, located in Blue Ash, Ohio with an enrollment of approximately 5100 students.

 

This position reports to the Library Director and requires strong organizational and customer service skills, supervisory/management skills, and circulation services experience in order to successfully accomplish primary job responsibilities. These responsibilities include but are not limited to, managing the daily operations of the library to ensure high quality provision of library services, such as developing, interpreting and administering library policies and procedures and ensuring their uniform application; monitoring and evaluating public services daily (e.g. circulation services, facilities, IT); liaising between the UCBA library faculty, staff and student assistants to ensure high quality communication and delivery of library services; liaising with the UCBA Information Technology Department and the UCBA Facilities and Housekeeping Department on resolution of persistent public facilities issues and projects; and developing, maintaining and enhancing library operations-related communications to the UCBA community including UCBA Library website “Services” and applicable “Library Policies” pages. This position is also responsible for managing department circulation operations including providing a complex level of circulation assistance, serving as a consultant and trainer for library staff, library faculty, and student employees and providing Library Information Desk assistance 14-16 hours a week (not all at physical desk). Supervisory duties include hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating one classified staff member and 7-10 student assistants as well as oversight of duties and workflow such as managing and tracking project quality, timelines, and goals. Position responsibilities also include monitoring, forecasting and reporting the student assistant personnel budget and the operational supply budget; providing an intermediate to complex level of back-up reference services as needed; and contributing as a participant and leader in department planning activities and position-related UC/UCBA committees and task forces.

 

Minimum Qualifications:    Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years experience; -OR- Associate’s degree with five (5) years experience;-OR- seven (7) years experience. Experience must be in customer service-focused library services using an integrated library system. Experience must include at least one (1) year supervision.

 

Ideal Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with circulation services; some experience with interlibrary loan and online borrowing
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience including hiring, training, scheduling and performance evaluation
  • Project management experience including creation of efficient workflows producing high quality results
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment, problem solve and develop actionable solutions
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines
  • Some experience with budgeting and fiscal reporting
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • Ability to effectively provide reference services
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community
  • Demonstrated interest and participation in professional development activities
  • Strong proficiency in commonly used Microsoft Office applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel) and an integrated library system platform (e.g. Millennium/Sierra, Unicorn, Aleph, etc)
  • Experience with content management system(s) for web editing (e.g. Adobe Experience Manager)

 

In order to perform the essential duties, this position may require the ability to stoop and bend, lift materials weighing up to 30 lbs. and/or the ability to move loaded book trucks weighing up to 100 lbs.  

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:  All applicants must apply online at jobs.uc.edu. Applicants must upload the following documents to the application (1) a cover letter of interest; (2) a resume; and (3) a list of at least three references with contact information. Applications will be reviewed beginning April 10, 2017 but the position will remain open until filled.

 

This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.

 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

 

More...

Discussion Call for Proposals: Women in Library Information Technology

by Twanna Hodge on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 08:55 pm

Working Title: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology
Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, Kelly Sattler
Submission Deadline: March 27, 2017
Publisher: Library Juice Press

Working Title: We Can Do I.T. : Women in Library Information Technology
Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, Kelly Sattler
Submission Deadline: March 27, 2017
Publisher: Library Juice Press

Description of book:
What roles are women playing in information technology (I.T.) in libraries? What are rewards that women experience, as well as challenges they face in library I.T.? What are future visions for women in library I.T.?
This edited collection will provide a voice for people to share insights into the culture, challenges, and rewards of being a woman working in library I.T.  We are soliciting personal narratives from anyone who works in a library about what it is like to be a woman, or working with women, in library I.T. We also seek essays on visions for the future of women within library I.T. and how such visions could be achieved. This collection should be useful not only for those pursuing a career in library I.T., but also for library managers seeking to facilitate a more inclusive environment for the future. Through publishing a collection of personal narratives, we also seek to bring experiences of women in library I.T. from the margins to the center.
For the purposes of this collection, we consider library I.T. to include responsibilities in computer networks, hardware, and software support; computer programming (e.g. coding in python, php, java...); web development (e.g. admins, coders, front/back end developers,...); and/or the management of such areas.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

  *   How you started in library I.T.
  *   Stories related to being a woman in library I.T.
  *   Experiences of acceptance or resistance within the library I.T. community
  *   Tips and advice for other women seeking a career in library I.T.
  *   Changes in your career path because of entering library I.T.
  *   Changes you'd like to see happen within the library I.T. culture
  *   Advice for library management on how to improve library I.T. culture
  *   A vision for the future about/for women in library I.T.

Timeline:
Submission deadline: March 27, 2017
Notification/Feedback regarding submission: May 12, 2017
Editing and revision: June - July 2017
Final manuscript due to publisher: September 2017

Submissions:
This volume will contain commentary, stories, and essays (from 140 characters to 1,500 words).
If your submission is tentatively accepted, we may request modifications.
Material cannot be previously published.
To submit your essay, please fill out this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/6oE82aFe7atFlP6j1
For questions, email womenlibit@googlegroups.commailto:womenlibit@googlegroups.com>

About the Editors:

Jenny Brandon earned a BA in interdisciplinary humanities at Michigan State University, and an MLIS from Wayne State University.  She is a self-taught web designer/front end developer, and is currently employed in Web Services at Michigan State University.  She is also a reference librarian.

Sharon Ladenson is Gender and Communication Studies Librarian at Michigan State University.  Her writing on feminist pedagogy and critical information literacy is included in works such as Critical Library Instruction: Theories and Methods (from Library Juice Press) and the Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook (from the Association of College and Research Libraries). She is an active member of the Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and has presented with WGSS colleagues at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference.

Kelly Sattler has a degree in computer engineering and spent 12 years in corporate I.T. before earning her MLIS degree from University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. Currently, she is the Head of Web Services at Michigan State University Libraries.She is an active member in LITA.

More...

Pages

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.

 

Subscribe to Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community