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Discussion Call for papers: Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 01:40 pm

Submissions for volume 2, issue 1, are due August 25, 2017, and the deadline for volume 2, issue 2 will be in late February.

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society is now accepting submissions for its third issue, to be published in Spring 2018, and for subsequent issues, to be published semiannually. A peer-reviewed publication of the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS is available in print and will be available online via JSTOR and Project Muse.

Submissions for volume 2, issue 1, are due August 25, 2017, and the deadline for volume 2, issue 2 will be in late February.

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society is now accepting submissions for its third issue, to be published in Spring 2018, and for subsequent issues, to be published semiannually. A peer-reviewed publication of the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS is available in print and will be available online via JSTOR and Project Muse.

The only journal in the United States devoted to library history, LCHS positions library history as its own field of scholarship, while promoting innovative cross-disciplinary research on libraries’ relationships with their unique environments. LCHS brings together scholars from many disciplines to examine the history of libraries as institutions, collections, and services, as well as the experiences of library workers and users. There are no limits of time and space, and libraries of every type are included (private, public, corporate, and academic libraries, and special collections). In addition to Library Science, the journal welcomes contributors from History, English, Literary Studies, Sociology, Gender/Women’s Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Architecture, and other disciplines.

Submissions for volume 2, issue 1, are due August 25, 2017, and the deadline for volume 2, issue 2 will be in late February. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through LCHS’s Editorial Manager system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/LCHS/default.aspx. They must also conform to the instructions for authors at http://bit.ly/LCHScfp1. New scholars, and authors whose work is in the "idea" stage, are welcomed to contact the editors if they would like guidance prior to submission.

For further questions, please contact the editors:
Bernadette Lear, BAL19@psu.edu
Eric Novotny, ECN1@psu.edu

Contact Info:
Bernadette A. Lear

Co-Editor, Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

Penn State Harrisburg Library

351 Olmsted Dr.

Middletown, PA 17057

Contact Email:
LCHS@press.psu.edu
URL:
http://www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_LCHS.html

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Discussion Call for Chapters: Social Justice and Activism in Libraries, Moving Beyond Diversity to Action

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 01:21 pm

Deadline is August 30, 2017. 
 
Book Publisher: McFarland

Deadline is August 30, 2017. 
 
Book Publisher: McFarland

  • Su Epstein, Ph.D., co-editor. Director, Saxton B. Little Free Library, Columbia, Connecticut
  • Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Public Library Systems, Special, School Librarian, Michigan
  • Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor. Reference Librarian, Valencia College, Winter Park, Florida

One or two chapters sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, sharing how to take the concept of diversity to the next level. The role librarians can play in social justice and social change, activities supporting tolerance in libraries. Topics could be inclusivity, tolerance, civic engagement, civic education, human rights, social responsibility; in the areas of collection development, programming, professional development, partnerships and outreach—just to name a few.

One author or two or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-4,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters: author discount on more copies. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.
 
Please e-mail titles of proposed chapters each described in a few sentences by August 30, 2017, brief bio on each author; place TOL, YOUR LAST NAME on subject line to: epsteinsc@gmail.com

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Discussion Resident Librarian, SUNY Oswego

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 01:15 pm

State University of New York at Oswego

Resident Librarian (Visiting Assistant Librarian – Two-Year)

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full time/12 month, two-year appointment, non-renewable Resident Librarian position.

State University of New York at Oswego

Resident Librarian (Visiting Assistant Librarian – Two-Year)

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a full time/12 month, two-year appointment, non-renewable Resident Librarian position.

The SUNY Oswego Library Resident Program helps increase the presence of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in academic librarianship and brings new perspectives and ideas to Penfield Library. The program is aimed at recent graduates from accredited MLS/MLIS degree programs, and we welcome applications from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds as we work to build a representative and culturally diverse faculty and staff.

The Resident Librarian is a two-year, non-renewable position at the assistant librarian rank. The program will provide the Resident with a broad introduction to the field of academic librarianship, with assignments in reference, instruction, and collection development. In the second year, the Resident will complete a project based on their professional interests and our current needs. Working independently or with a colleague, the Resident will develop, complete, and report research with the prospect of presenting at a professional conference or publishing in a professional journal.

The position is an entry-level librarian position, and includes support for professional development and mentorship. The position will prepare Residents to be highly qualified and competitive in their search for a tenure-track position in an academic library.

It is expected that candidates will bring a commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion to their work.

Posting Date: July 7, 2017            

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-January-2017.pdf  or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/

Date of Appointment:  August 2017  

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain communication with classroom faculty to promote library services and resources. Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
  • With guidance from the Instructional Team, plan, develop, teach, and assess course integrated and stand-alone library instruction sessions for courses and individuals.
  • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
  • Display a strong service orientation in interactions with students and faculty/staff colleagues.
  • Develop and assist with creation of instructional learning objects, including web-based guides and tutorials, using innovative techniques.
  • Create and maintain online research guides for assigned subject areas, related courses, and relevant topics.
  • Stay informed of new and changing resources, trends, and methods in instruction, reference, and research assistance.
  • Collaborate with a variety of internal library colleagues and campus partners.
  • Participate in various library and institutional committees, as well as in the activities of local and regional professional associations, including workshops and webinars.
  • Engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
  • In the second year, work on a project based on professional interests and Penfield Library needs. The goal will be to present results at a professional conference or in a professional journal.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in librarianship, scholarship and service; commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, preferably received within the last 12 months. Note: early-career librarians working outside of academic librarianship (for up to 24 months post-MLIS) will also be considered.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
  • Ability to effectively adapt to and use emerging technologies and software.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Ability to be flexible and motivated in the face of changing assignments and projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including basic presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues, through professional or community experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with trends and issues in academic librarianship.

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing required qualifications, including how you see yourself contributing to diversity, inclusion or equity issues at Penfield Library or SUNY Oswego,  resume,   a copy of unofficial transcripts; and contact information for three professional references to:

http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=86517

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Deborah Curry, Search Committee Chair

(Phone) 315-312-3545

 

Description of Department: Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego.  Located at the heart of the campus and online at www.oswego.edu/library, the Library is an evolving high tech learning facility that supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research. Sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, 6 adjunct faculty, and 15 classified staff support a well-established liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas.

Penfield library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, available at https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/title-ix/non-discrimination-policy.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing hr@oswego.edu.  

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website:  https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/annual-security-and-fire-report

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.    

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Discussion Call for Papers: Researcher to Reader Conference

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 01:14 pm

Deadline is 31 August 2017.

The annual international scholarly communications conference, Researcher to Reader, will next take place in London on 26 & 27 February 2018. The Conference is attended by around 150-200 senior delegates from all parts of the scholarly communications lifecycle, including funders, researchers, research managers, publishers, distributors, technologists and librarians.

Deadline is 31 August 2017.

The annual international scholarly communications conference, Researcher to Reader, will next take place in London on 26 & 27 February 2018. The Conference is attended by around 150-200 senior delegates from all parts of the scholarly communications lifecycle, including funders, researchers, research managers, publishers, distributors, technologists and librarians.

The Advisory Board is inviting proposals for presentations, panels, lightning talks and workshops. We are also seeking experienced workshop facilitators. We are particularly seeking proposals from librarians, researchers, editors & funders, from people based outside the UK, and from under-represented demographics.

Proposers are invited to provide an abstract (50-100 words) and a fuller description (200-500 words) by 31 August 2017.

To access this Submissions portal please visit the following personal link: R2R Call for Papers 

For more information on the Conference themes and formats, please visit the conference website: https://r2rconf.com/call-for-papers/
I look forward to hearing from you.

Mark Carden
Conference Director

To contact Conference Administration email admin@r2rconf.com
To contact the Conference Director email info@r2rconf.com

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Discussion Call for Chapters:Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 01:11 pm

Deadline is this Friday, July 15th, 2017! 

Deadline is this Friday, July 15th, 2017! 

You are invited to submit a chapter proposal for the second edition of the successful and positively-reviewed 2014 book published by ALA, The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know. Chapter proposals are due July 15, 2017, and can be submitted via the chapter proposal form.


Theme of the Book

What current technologies are on the cusp of moving from "gee whiz" to real-life application in libraries? This book will explore the information landscape as it might be in 3-5 years. It will describe the emerging technologies of today that are likely to be at the core of "standard" library offerings in the not-distant future. It will introduce project managers and project doers not just to new technologies, but also provide an understanding of the broader trends that are driving them.

Chapter-length essays are particularly sought on the following topics:

  • Augmented reality
  • Content Management
  • Digital Preservation
  • Digital repositories
  • Effect of cloud-based library management systems
  • Ereaders & Ebooks
  • Internet of Things
  • Library custom-built/open source tools at scale
  • Library integrations of multiple services/tools
  • Mobile Technologies (beyond responsive design)
  • Open source LMS developments
  • Patron privacy technology (focus on technology, not policies)
  • Shared print repositories
  • Tools for analytics (tools beyond Google Analytics); in-depth applications
  • User-centered design
  • Virtual reality

Details

Chapters will be in the 4000-4500 word range and must address the following points:

  1. Define the technology (in general, and in the context of the chapter)
  2. Why does the technology matter in general, and to libraries in particular?
  3. What are early adopters doing?
  4. What does the future trend look like?
  5. Having embraced this technology, what would the library of 2022 look like?

Proposals should be submitted to Ken Varnum, the book's editor, via https://goo.gl/forms/LwXOcJfTBho6hycQ2 by July 15, 2017.

Timeline

  • July 15, 2017: Chapter proposals due via Call for Chapters Form
  • August 15, 2017: Authors notified of acceptance
  • December 15, 2017: Chapter drafts due
  • January 31, 2018: Editor's comments provided to authors
  • February 28, 2018: Revised drafts due to editor


About the Editor

Ken Varnum is the Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics at the University of Michigan Library. Ken's research and professional interests include discovery systems, library analytics, and technology in the library setting. An experienced editor, author, and presenter, he wrote "Drupal in Libraries" (2012) and edited "The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know" (2014) and "The Network Reshapes the Library: Lorcan Dempsey on Libraries, Services and Networks" (2014). His most recent book, "Exploring Discovery: The Front Door to Your Library’s Licensed and Digitized Content" was published in 2016. For a full list of articles, presentations, and books, please see https://varnum.org/. Ken can be reached by email (varnum@umich.edu) or Twitter (@varnum).

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Discussion Director of Library Services for Health Sciences, University of Houston Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 01:10 pm

Director of Library Services for Health Sciences, University of Houston Libraries

Link to Job Ad: http://info.lib.uh.edu/director-library-services-health-sciences

Director of Library Services for Health Sciences, University of Houston Libraries

Link to Job Ad: http://info.lib.uh.edu/director-library-services-health-sciences

The University of Houston seeks a dynamic, collaborative, experienced leader with the vision to administer a new library facility and execute a program of services for a newly designed health sciences complex, projected to include patient care services, workforce training programs, undergraduate and graduate instruction, research labs, and community outreach. 

Responsibilities: Supervise, train and evaluate librarians and staff with expertise in disciplines in the health sciences and related fields, including optometry, pharmacy, nursing, communication disorders, behavioral health, physical therapy, public health, and social work. Establish reference, library instruction, and research support services. Advance emerging services including data management and digital scholarship for the health sciences. Develop collections and information access and support in health informatics. Support state-of-the-art computing and studio facilities for both individual and group work. Fashion library liaison services for the researchers, clinicians, and students housed in the complex.  Develop consumer health services for patients visiting the health sciences complex.  Collaborate with science librarians to manage collections. Reports to the Associate Dean for Academic and Research Services.

The Director of Library Services for Health Sciences is a librarian position. 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.

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

Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited program; subject background in health sciences; supervisory experience; excellent communication skills and strong service orientation; ability to work in team-based environment. 

Preferred Qualifications: AHIP certification; research library experience, and experience with systematic reviews.

Salary: $86,000-$92,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications.

Apply online at http://info.lib.uh.edu/director-library-services-health-sciences.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Resource Management, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu. The position will be available after September 1, 2017. Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.

The University of Houston Libraries respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. Our organization serves one of the most diverse campuses in the nation and seeks to recruit and retain a similar community of library professionals. We welcome candidates whose experience in libraries, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: 2018 themed issue of the New Review of Academic Librarianship

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 01:08 pm

Deadline is 13th August 2017. 

Call for abstracts for consideration for the 2018 themed issue of the New Review of Academic Librarianship

Deadline is 13th August 2017. 

Call for abstracts for consideration for the 2018 themed issue of the New Review of Academic Librarianship

The New Review of Academic Librarianship is planning its themed issue for 2018. This will be entitled “Positioning the academic library within the institution: structures and challenges”. The Guest Editor is Leo Appleton, Librarian, Goldsmiths, University of London (l.appleton@gold.ac.uk) This themed issue will cover a wide range of topics relating to the theme such as institutional organisational structures, emerging responsibilities, new ways of working, leading multidisciplinary teams and managing different professional identities. Abstracts for consideration for developing into papers for the themed issue are requested by the 13th August 2017. More information on how abstracts can be submitted are available. If you have any questions or queries, please contact Leo Appleton.

Journal URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/racl20

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Discussion Instructional & Research Librarian, Whitman College

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 10:54 am

Posting Number: 0600430
Posting Date: 07/10/2017

https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/postings/1838

Posting Number: 0600430
Posting Date: 07/10/2017

https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/postings/1838

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job: Instructional & Research Librarian
Department: Penrose Library
Supervisor's Name: Head of Instruction, Research, & Assessment
Position Type: Staff
FLSA: Exempt
Position Purpose:
The Instructional & Research Librarian (IRL) provides research assistance to the faculty, students, and staff of Whitman College by helping them to evaluate their scholarly information needs and to find, access, and use the relevant print, digital, and web collections provided through Penrose Library. The IRL will be responsible for
• designing, delivering, and assessing information literacy classes;
• contributing knowledge of current instructional and digital learning technologies;
• serving as liaison to academic programs or departments;
• participating in library planning and policy-making in a shared decision-making environment.

Principal Accountabilities:
Provide Instructional Services
1. Design, teach, assess, and revise curricula in conjunction with the Head of Instructional & Research Services.
2. Provide multi-tiered instruction, including individual meetings and class-related instruction based upon the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.
3. Contribute to the ongoing evaluation and adoption of print and digital resources.

Provide Research Assistance
1. Interview patrons to identify their information needs.
2. Provide consultations in person, by telephone, or through electronic means.
3. Select and search appropriate library resources.

Serve as Liaison
1. Develop an awareness of faculty needs for teaching and research.
2. Initiate library collaboration with faculty, programs, or departments.
3. Promote the use of existing library collections, resources, and services.
4. Enhance library collections, resources, and services.

Perform Outreach
1. Lead tours and library orientation sessions.
2. Promote services, collections, databases, and other resources to library patrons.
3. Compose and edit the library newsletter.
4. Use social media and other technologies to promote the educational mission of the library.

Professional Development
1. Develop specific interests in the profession, and serve as a resource person for those areas.
2. Attend professional meetings or conferences, and become involved in regional networks.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS or comparable degree from an ALA accredited graduate program. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required is a high level of attention to detail. Experience in library instruction or in other educational instruction is preferred. The ability to work positively and effectively with students, faculty, staff and administrators in a liberal arts college is vital, as is the ability to be flexible in a changing work environment. Ability to safely perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications:
Individuals must be able to explain and/or demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

1. MLS or comparable degree from an ALA accredited graduate program.
2. Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, staff, and administrators in a liberal arts college setting.
3. Ability to develop research guides and appropriate pedagogical materials to support effective instruction at different achievement levels.
4. Strong oral and written communication skills necessary to diplomatically relate to other campus departments, individuals, and outside constituencies. Must be able to deal with problems while maintaining friendly and cooperative relationships.
5. Knowledge of current issues and trends in instruction facing academic libraries.
6. Ability to exploit digital learning technologies to further library programs and initiatives.
7. Technical skills and a willingness to develop new competencies.
8. Possess the time-management skills necessary to meet deadlines and set priorities while maintaining flexibility in a changing work environment and a high attention to detail.
9. Ability to lift and move boxes, books and supplies weighing up to 30 (thirty) pounds; ability to operate book and hand trucks loaded with more than 50 (fifty) pounds; ability to lift objects above the shoulders or over the head, climb up and down ladders or stairs; ability to sit, stand, kneel, squat, or bend for extended periods.
10. Additional professional duties as required.

Physical Demands:
Ability to lift and move boxes, books and supplies weighing up to 30 (thirty) pounds; ability to operate book and hand trucks loaded with more than 50 (fifty) pounds; ability to lift objects above the shoulders or over the head, climb up and down ladders or stairs; ability to sit, stand, kneel, squat, or bend for extended periods.

Work Hours
Monday through Friday 8 Am – 5 PM. Full-time position

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Whitman College is building a diverse academic community and welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College’s learning environment. Whitman is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Whitman College is an EEO employer.

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Discussion Director of Collections Strategy and Library Operations, Barnard College Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 10:52 am

Barnard College Library in New York City is looking for a new Director of Collections Strategy and Library Operations. Complete description of the job posted on this page. Come work with me and my colleagues in a fantastic undergraduate liberal arts college library with a collections focus in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Dance, and a new library building on the way! It would be amazing to have some more Spectrum Scholars here.

Barnard College Library in New York City is looking for a new Director of Collections Strategy and Library Operations. Complete description of the job posted on this page. Come work with me and my colleagues in a fantastic undergraduate liberal arts college library with a collections focus in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Dance, and a new library building on the way! It would be amazing to have some more Spectrum Scholars here.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have.

All my best,

Vani

Director of Collections Strategy and Library Operations

Reporting to the Dean of the Barnard Library & Academic Information Services (BLAIS), the Director of Collections Strategy and Library Operations provides leadership and collaborative expertise for developing, sustaining and delivering the rich collections Barnard owns and accesses. In collaboration with the Dean of BLAIS, the incumbent will revisit and redevelop Barnard’s collection development policy and focuses (currently Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Dance, and outstanding undergraduate liberal arts research) and facilitate conversations about reshaping the collection or access in response to the needs of the library community and the new library under construction. They are responsible for leading the conversation to define the collection strategy for the Barnard Library Collections; coordinating and communicating with Barnard Library subject selectors, students, faculty, and staff; facilitating access to the library’s collections for all users; and coordinating Barnard Library’s collaborations with Columbia University Libraries’ collections and operations policies and practices.

The Director will be responsible for managing the Operations department. This includes currently 6 FTE engaged in the acquisition, materials processing, cataloging, circulation and reserve services of the Barnard College Library. They will recruit, develop, and motivate their team to continually deliver an excellent standard of library services to the Barnard community. In addition, the Director participates in the provision of research and instructional services to students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the Barnard and Columbia communities, through information literacy and library research classes, research consultations, and faculty and student liaison responsibilities.

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Discussion Resource Sharing Librarian, SUNY Oswego

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

Resource Sharing Librarian

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track Senior Assistant Librarian position.

Posting Date: June 30, 2017        

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Resource Sharing Librarian

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track Senior Assistant Librarian position.

Posting Date: June 30, 2017        

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty or click here for a benefits summary. 

Date of Appointment:  Fall 2017

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Manage and provide leadership for borrowing and lending operations of Penfield Library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) unit, including goal setting, report preparation, and budgetary oversight.
  • Supervise and train unit staff (two full time clerks, student workers, and adjunct librarian assistants).
  • Participate in ILL request fulfillment, and provide relevant professional expertise and troubleshooting as needed.
  • Oversee and maintain custom holdings.
  • Oversee ILL copyright compliance.
  • Continuously assess and improve resource sharing policies and procedures.
  • Explore, plan, and oversee resource sharing initiatives.
  • Handle initial identification and troubleshooting of problems and opportunities regarding ILL software (currently ILLiad and Odyssey).
  • Collaborate with a variety of internal library partners and resource sharing librarians at other institutions.
  • Participate in the review and, when necessary, revision of vendor contracts and license agreements.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
  • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
  • Engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in librarianship, scholarship, and service; commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Penfield library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, available at https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Find more details and apply here.

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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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