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Discussion Law Reference Librarian, University of Oregon (apply by June 22)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, May 26, 2017 at 09:59 am

Law Reference Librarian, John E. Jaqua Law Library (University of Oregon - Eugene, OR)

Law Reference Librarian, John E. Jaqua Law Library (University of Oregon - Eugene, OR)

The John E. Jaqua Law Library at the University of Oregon is currently hiring for a Law Reference Librarian. Reporting to the senior Law Reference Librarian, this position provides instructional and research services as a member of the reference team. They work collaboratively with the other law librarians and student reference assistants on team projects. They use specialized subject knowledge and expertise to teach legal research skills, support faculty scholarship, and perform collection development services including the selection of library materials. They will participate in departmental planning and administrative duties. They also participate in appropriate professional development activities and organizations to stay current with trends and practices in the field, and to meet UO Libraries faculty criteria for promotion and retention. They actively contribute to the University’s goals regarding equity and inclusion. The full job posting, including application instructions, may be found here: http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520371/law-reference-librarian

Review of applications will begin June 22, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

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Discussion Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship - Snell Library, Northeastern University

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:51 pm

Snell Library, Northeastern University
Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship

Why work for Northeastern?

Snell Library, Northeastern University
Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship

Why work for Northeastern?

Join a leading R1 institution committed to intensive research and deep, meaningful educational experiences for students at all levels. Here you’ll find innovative thinking on higher education where experiential learning is central to the mission.  In this landscape University Libraries are a vital partner in learning, teaching, and research, serving a vibrant urban campus and global online community.  Unique space planning initiatives, new collaborations with key partners, and a commitment to experiential learning, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and supporting the research lifecycle shape the library’s innovative spirit and strategic directions.

What’s the job?

The Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship leads research and instruction services in support of STEM and business-related schools and affiliated labs, centers, and institutes.  You’ll supervise talented staff and shape core teaching and learning activities including course-integration strategies, collection development, and research consultation services.  Working collaboratively across the library and beyond, you’ll help launch an online learning program and play a key role designing/implementing services supporting the research lifecycle, including data management and digital repository services.  Assessing services, demonstrating impact, and engaging with the community to improve the user experience are critical for success.

To the point: Be a collaborative and engaging leader; build a strong team; support and enhance core services; help design and implement new research and instruction services.  Help us expand the possible!

Why are STEM and Entrepreneurship combined?

Entrepreneurship is happening in every corner of Northeastern, and connections between entrepreneurship and STEM education/research are especially vibrant.  We hope to identify intersections between STEM and business development endeavors, including processes around developing the commercial/business potential of technology, ideas, and products, and figure out how the library can support this ecosystem.   

About the Research and Learning Services Division

Research and Learning Services are comprised of Information, Delivery, and Access Services (IDEAS); Communications and Events; Assessment and User Engagement; the Digital Media Commons Recording Studios; and Research and Instruction.  Research and Instruction is managed collaboratively by the Head of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities and the Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship who report to the Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services.     

Qualifications

MLS from an ALA accredited program and advanced degree in a STEM discipline, or equivalent professional experience in a STEM field. 3 or more years of increasingly responsible experience in an academic library.  Experience with collection development and with library instruction or classroom teaching. Evidence of strong supervisory skills, including the ability to motivate through coaching and leadership. Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment. Excellent organizational, analytical, planning, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. Strong commitment to diversity. Energetic, innovative, self-motivated, service-oriented, and resourceful. Knowledge of information technologies, instructional and research methodologies, and of trends in academic libraries, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and higher education. Commitment to staff development.

About applying

To apply, visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/48415 , where details of the position’s responsibilities, the University’s outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available. 

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.  Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Discussion Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State University (apply by July 3)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:41 pm

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State University, Abington Campus
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/abingtonreflib

Reference and Instruction Librarian
Penn State University, Abington Campus
To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/abingtonreflib

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for a tenure-track Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Penn State Abington campus. We seek a proactive and creative librarian to provide general and specialized reference services. Duties of this position include collaborating with colleagues at Abington and across the Libraries in planning, delivery, and evaluation of library instruction and reference services. The position serves as liaison to the Science and Engineering Division, the Nursing program, and ACURA, the College’s undergraduate research program. Major responsibilities include course-related and course-integrated library instruction, in-person and virtual reference service; development of print and web-based research and instructional materials; consultation with faculty to support their research and course development; participation in collection development with responsibility for building and maintaining collections across the curriculum; participation in the review and development of library policies and procedures; and participation in faculty governance and University service. In addition to these duties, tenure track library faculty are expected to publish in scholarly journals, present at conferences, and demonstrate service to the University and the profession. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Requirements:
Requires a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); experience with reference and bibliographic instruction; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library social media applications; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Some evening and/or weekend work is required.

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. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. 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 Abington is located in the Philadelphia area, 15 miles north of Center City. In a diverse, multicultural, and student-centered setting, the Abington College offers 18 baccalaureate degrees and the first 2 years of coursework for over 160+ Penn State majors to approximately 4000 students. The College will open its first residence hall in Fall of 2017.

Compensation and Benefits:
This is a tenure-track faculty position. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Application Instructions:
Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/abingtonreflib. 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 July 3, 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.

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Discussion Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian/Liaison to the School of Nursing - University of Maryland, Baltimore (apply by June 9)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:38 pm

Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian/
Liaison to the School of Nursing
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Research, Education, and Outreach Librarian/
Liaison to the School of Nursing
Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)
University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Research, Education, and Outreach (REO) Librarian/Liaison to the School of Nursing is a member of the liaison program advancing the Library’s efforts to anticipate and fulfill its research support, instruction, and outreach missions. The Library serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The person in this position is a co-liaison to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). The UMSON is the largest nursing school in Maryland and offers nationally ranked programs at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level. The school excels in research, collaborating on interdisciplinary teams throughout the university and nationally.

The successful candidate for this position will provide students, faculty, and staff with expertise and leadership in the areas of research support, information literacy, scholarly communication, and health informatics. S/he will collaborate with colleagues within the seven-member REO department and throughout the HS/HSL to develop and deliver innovative programs and services. S/he advances institutional and School priorities, facilitates community engagement, and pursues relevant professional and scholarly activities.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. This position reports to the Head of the Research, Education and Outreach Services. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library’s faculty. For more information see the University’s “Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty”: http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19&section=all

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate:
• Cultivates and sustains vital connections between the School of Nursing and the Library. Builds collaborative relationships with nursing students and faculty and advocates for their research and learning needs.
• Delivers dynamic instruction and expert research consultations to faculty and students, emphasizing searching skills, finding quality evidence, critical appraisal of resources, and information management.
• Designs and delivers research and information management workshops, in person and virtually.
• Works with other members of the Research, Education and Outreach department to develop a strong, cohesive team; collaborates with Library colleagues to develop and deliver innovative programs and services in the areas of expert searching/systematic reviews, research impact, scholarly communication, data management, and more.
• Collaborates with faculty to conduct systematic reviews.
• Assesses the research impact of scholarship to support faculty promotion, tenure, and grant applications.
• Applies innovative technologies to advance teaching and learning, communication, collaboration, and information management.
• Participates actively in committees within the School of Nursing, the Library, the University, and professional organizations.
• Continuously evaluates emerging research, program development, and curricular trends within the fields of nursing and academic health sciences librarianship.
• Engages faculty, staff, and students in sustainable outreach projects with a health information or health literacy component.
• Pursues research and professional development activities appropriate to maintaining or advancing appointment rank.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
• ALA-accredited MLS degree.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
• Expert searching skills in health sciences databases.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver quality instruction online and in person.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and to prioritize varied projects.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

PREFERRED:
• An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences.
• Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
• Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty, students, and clinicians.
• Evidence of professional and scholarly activities.

APPLICATIONS:
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by June 9, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/REOSON.
SALARY RANGE: $50,000 - $52,000 depending on experience

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

ENVIRONMENT:
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu,) the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services. The HS/HSL serves the schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB's 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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Discussion Academic Library Residency Program, University of Alberta Library (apply by May 31)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 02:36 pm

Academic Library Residency Program
University of Alberta Library (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) invites applications from recent library school graduates interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. The UAL Academic Library Residency Program offers early career development and professional work experience in an academic research library. One residency position is allocated for an indigenous applicant.

Academic Library Residency Program
University of Alberta Library (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

The University of Alberta Libraries (UAL) invites applications from recent library school graduates interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries. The UAL Academic Library Residency Program offers early career development and professional work experience in an academic research library. One residency position is allocated for an indigenous applicant.

The Residency is designed to provide experience to recent graduates interested in exploring a career in research libraries, provide an opportunity to discover the multitude of opportunities within an academic library setting, and create mentoring and networking opportunities for recent graduates, as well as provide for professional development and training.

Qualified applicants must:

  • Have graduated from an accredited Canadian library school program in 2016 or 2017
  • Commit to a one year contract appointment with the University of Alberta Libraries

It is anticipated that the successful candidates will assume a variety of assignments appropriate for an introductory appointment. This year, the University of Alberta Libraries is particularly interested in candidates who have an interest in: humanities and social sciences librarianship; libraries and entrepreneurship; information technology; indigenization and decolonization of libraries; library assessment. Successful candidates will possess an enthusiastic service attitude, excellent communication skills and the ability to adapt to change and a variety of clients. All candidates will possess superior information management skills.

Please apply online with a copy of your resume, the name of a reference (a former professor/instructor is preferred) and a one-page statement of career goals and interest in academic librarianship. Please submit as one document.

Applications must be received no later than May 31, 2017 to be considered for a July 1, 2017 appointment. This is a sessional librarian appointment with a salary of $61,992 and a comprehensive benefits package found at http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca. The appointment is for a one-year term.

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Discussion Temp Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation, Congressional Research Service (apply by June 9)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 01:49 pm

Position Title: Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)

Grade & Salary Range: GS-13 - $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year
Who May Apply: US Citizens
Number of Positions: 1
Location: Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)
Contact Information: Pat Case, Legislative Information Section Head, CIP pcase@crs.loc.gov

Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)

Position Title: Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)

Grade & Salary Range: GS-13 - $94,796.00 to $123,234.00 / Per Year
Who May Apply: US Citizens
Number of Positions: 1
Location: Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)
Contact Information: Pat Case, Legislative Information Section Head, CIP pcase@crs.loc.gov

Librarian, Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Temporary, 180 days)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP), seeks a Specialist in Subject Metadata Generation (Specialist in Legislative Information System Management, GS-13), to join the Legislative Information Section for a 180 day temporary appointment.

The Specialist will work solely on automating subject metadata generation for Congress.gov. Depending on the recommendations of the Congress.gov Metadata Enhancement Project, the incumbent will pilot the application of the selected metadata generation tools to Congress.gov data and/or explore recommendations in the Congress.gov Metadata Enhancement Project Report.

All librarians with a Master of Library Science degree or equivalent, a technology background, experience with automated subject metadata generation tools, and experience with indexing and taxonomy construction are encouraged to apply. A GS-13 appointment requires extensive experience working with taxonomies and automated subject metadata generation tools.

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

If you are interested in being considered, please submit an email to Pat Case, pcase@crs.loc.gov, by June 9th that includes, along with your resume, the reasons for your interest, and the particular qualifications you possess that make you a good fit for the position.

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Discussion Call for Proposals: The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples

by Twanna Hodge on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Proposal Deadline: June 16, 2017. 

Upcoming, openly licensed University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing title (2017) available as a digital publication using Pressbooks (and possibly as a print on demand title)

Edited by Kristi Jensen (kjensen@umn.edu) and Shane Nackerud (snackeru@umn.edu), University of Minnesota

Notification of Selected Authors/Chapters: June 30, 2017

Chapter Deadline: November 27, 2017

Proposal Deadline: June 16, 2017. 

Upcoming, openly licensed University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing title (2017) available as a digital publication using Pressbooks (and possibly as a print on demand title)

Edited by Kristi Jensen (kjensen@umn.edu) and Shane Nackerud (snackeru@umn.edu), University of Minnesota

Notification of Selected Authors/Chapters: June 30, 2017

Chapter Deadline: November 27, 2017

While the movement to utilize open educational resources in a wide range of educational environments began over two decades ago, there has been a surge in interest in both OER and other affordable course content options in the last several years. Much of the recent interest has been tied to strategic initiatives to make higher education more affordable and to improve teaching and learning.

A great deal has been published on open educational resources and open textbooks in higher education. While open textbooks and OER are exciting options, focusing only on OER or open textbooks often excludes many new efforts that present a wide array of affordable content options - options that have broader reach given the lack of quality, open resources available in many subject areas.

The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples, will allow authors from across institutions to provide their blueprint(s) for creating successful affordable content programming.

Chapter Ideas:
We are looking for chapters in the following areas but welcome your additional suggestions for review:

Bookstore models - rentals, all purchase ebook models
Faculty experiences - collaboration, impact on teaching, impact on students, why a move to affordable content
Student feedback and experiences
Library licensed multi-use ebook models
Hybrid content models - Library Licensed, OER, public domain, Fair Use, etc.
OER only models
Purchase models, for example, student fees pay for texts and they “check them out” for the semester
University wide collaboration models focused on OER and/or affordable content
Inter-institutional collaboration models focused on OER and/or affordable content
Incentive grants to utilize or create OER and/or affordable content
Publishing efforts
Replicating traditional publishing to create open content
New views of what textbook is broadly or for certain disciplines
Developing new models of peer review
Creating assessments and other supplemental materials
Education, workshops, culture change
Responses to legislative dictates

All chapters might include details about:
Partnerships
Scalability and sustainability
Barriers and successes
Pros and cons of approaches or methods
Measures of success and assessment efforts
And lessons learned

Proposal Format:

Proposed chapter title
300-500 word chapter description
Author(s) name, professional title, & contact information
Short 100 word bio for author(s)

Submission Process:
Authors interested in submitting chapters should complete the proposal form
on or before June 16, 2017.

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Discussion Call for Chapter Proposals: Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

by Twanna Hodge on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 02:36 pm

Proposal deadline is June 15, 2017. 

CFP URL: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/gradlibbook/

Book’s Working Title
Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

Edited by Crystal Renfro & Cheryl Stiles, Kennesaw State University

Intended Publisher: ABC/CLIO: Libraries Unlimited

 

Proposal deadline is June 15, 2017. 

CFP URL: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/gradlibbook/

Book’s Working Title
Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students

Edited by Crystal Renfro & Cheryl Stiles, Kennesaw State University

Intended Publisher: ABC/CLIO: Libraries Unlimited

 


Overview of Book

 
Graduate Students are critical stakeholders for academic libraries, and as libraries continue to reinvent themselves to remain relevant, spaces, services and instruction targeted specifically for the needs of the graduate student community are critical.
We have created a tentative table of contents for this book and invite proposals on any of the topics listed below, or on a graduate student focused topic of your choice. Completed Chapters are expected to be between 2,000 – 5,000 words.

Proposed Table of Contents

 
Section 1: One Size Does Not Fit All

  • How Graduate Students differ from undergraduates and faculty: A literature review
  • Serving Online (Hybrid) Students
  • Serving Online-only Students
  • Serving the PhD
  • Serving STEM Graduate Students
  • Serving International Graduate Students
  • Serving the Professional Graduate Student (could be more than one chapter, each focused on different types of Professional Programs which are very distinct)
  • Serving the multiple roles of graduate students (GRA; Student; Teaching Assistant, etc.)

Section 2: Structures: Organizational; Technical; Spatial

  • Different library organizational structures to support graduate students
  • Technical needs of graduate students
  • Spaces for graduate students
  • Consultation models for serving graduate students

Section 3: Traditional Librarian Functions meet Graduate Students’ needs

  • ILL and serving Graduate Students
  • Workshops for Graduate Students
  • Information literacy and graduate students or ACRL Framework applied to graduate student interactions
  • Data and Graduate students
  • Digital Thesis & Capstone Processes
  • Productivity Tools for Graduate Students and/or Citation Managers
  • The Academic Research Cycle

Section 4: Partnerships

  • Collaboration with other university units
  • Collaboration with graduate associations and clubs
  • Collaboration with vendors
  • Collaboration with Professional Organizations

Proposal Guidelines

 
Length of Proposal: 200-400 word abstract of proposed chapter (please include chapter title). Final Chapter will be between 2,000-5,000 words.
Author(s): Name(s), Institution(s), job title(s), Short 2 sentence bio listing how the author(s) is/are involved with graduate students.

Important Dates: 

  • Proposal due: June 15, 2017
  • Authors notified: June 30, 2017
  • Full Chapters Due: September 30, 2017
  • Edited Chapters Returned: November 30, 2017
  • Final Revised Chapters due: January 1, 2018

 
Please contact Crystal Refro at crenfro1@kennesaw.edu with any questions regarding your proposal or the submission system.

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Discussion University Records Manager, Kansas State University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:45 am

Assistant Professor / University Records Manager

Assistant Professor / University Records Manager

Kansas State University Libraries (www.lib.k-state.edu) seek a University Records Manager. This position serves as the university’s records officer and as an advisor to Libraries and university administration, departments, and offices in the development of K-State’s records and information management (RIM) program. Required qualifications include a graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program, with a concentration in archives or records management, or a terminal degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 3 years of experience in archives or records management as well as demonstrated experience in records management or archives management, including knowledge of RIM issues within IT systems and services.

Visit: http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/501335/assistant-professor for the full position announcement and instructions for applying.

Kansas State University (www.k-state.edu) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.

 

 

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Discussion Community Library Manager, Senior - Collection Management, Broward County

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:44 am

Community Library Manager, Senior - Collection Management

 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  Broward County Government

Library ManagerFort Lauderdale, Florida

Compensation

$74,617.32 to $119,089.63 Annually

Benefits Offered

Vision, Medical, Life, Dental

Employment Type

SALARY: $74,617.32 - $119,089.63 Annually

OPENING DATE: 05/05/17

REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES:

Broward County, Board of County Commissioners is seeking a qualified candidate(s) for the position of Community Library Manager, Senior in the Libraries Division's Collection Management unit. Additional vacancies may be filled from this recruitment for a different unit within the library system. This position may be assigned to any location within the Libraries Division based on operational needs.

The purpose of this position is to manage, plan, supervise, and coordinate the activities of the Collection Management section. The functions of this position include, but are not limited to: centralized and decentralized selection, acquisitions, processing and cataloging of all formats; planning, allocating and administering the over 6 million dollar materials budget for the Libraries Division. This position is also responsible for developing and implementing Collection Management policies and procedures; managing the evaluation and selection of vendors; planning and selecting opening day collections for new libraries; providing guidance and support to library staff on all collection-related issues; responding to requests from staff and customers; coordinating the collection needs for college partners, programming, outreach services, and special events; and supporting division-wide initiatives. Consults with public service managers and staff about issues related to collection development and provides training to library staff on using collection development and management tools. Demonstrates creative methods for enhancing resource - related programs and promotions system-wide.

The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of public library management particularly multi-branch systems and a thorough understanding of library collections, selection, publishing and acquisitions issues. The ideal candidate should also demonstrate a clear understanding of current issues, including: access versus ownership issues, copyright issues, and digital rights as it relates to large library collections. The ideal candidate will serve as a strategic partner with management and administration in carrying out goals and objectives for maintaining the Library's full collection including cataloging and metadata, digital collection services, product development and print acquisitions. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills and interact effectively with people at various levels of the organization. The ideal candidate must be able to clearly articulate intellectual freedom principles and demonstrate management and leadership skills.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a Master's degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or closely related field.

Requires four (4) years of professional library experience, including two (2) years managing a section/branch and two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Preferences:

  • Master's degree or higher in Education or related field that is separate but relevant from the Minimum Qualifications.
  • Certification in ALA Leadership Certificate; Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute; or Post Master Certificates in Librarian-ship.
  • Two (2) years experience developing new policies and procedures relevant to material selection, acquisitions, cataloging, weeding, and requests for reconsideration of library materials.
  • Three (3) years purchasing and budget management experience with system-wide library materials.
  • One (1) year experience with PeopleSoft Financial Management and Purchasing System.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel.
  • At least (4) years Collection Development experience in a large and diverse library system, including two (2) years experience with central selection for multiple branches.
  • One (1) year experience planning and implementing an opening day collection for a large branch.
  • Two (2) years experience supervising the cataloging unit of a large library system.
  • Two (2) years experience working with vendors in the outsourcing of library materials selection and/or cataloging and processing.
  • Knowledge of vendor databases and two (2) years experience evaluating and negotiating for vendor products and services.
  • Two (2) years experience coordinating training for Public Service staff on procedures and vendor databases.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Description:
The purpose of this class within the Libraries Division is to directly supervise the librarians and is responsible for the implementation of services and the operations of the building.

This class works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Performs managerial and administrative functions at the library: coordinates, plans, directs, and evaluates adult services; effectively manages daily operations in the absence of the Regional Manager; oversees the day-to-day operations of the Collection Management section, which includes the collection development, serials, acquisitions, and cataloging units.

Plans, coordinates and organizes functional, programmatic, and physical aspects of library services and the facility at a regional library, including new initiatives (plan of service); plans and coordinates services to ensure health and safety of library users and staff, including facility maintenance, health and safety issues, evacuation drills, incident preparedness/emergency training for staff.

Guides staff in providing excellent customer service, responds to customer concerns, and adjusts policies and procedures to meet customer needs when appropriate; develops, interprets and implements library policies and procedures, both local and system wide.

Interviews, selects, assigns, trains, supervises and recognizes staff; and coordinates all counselling and disciplinary procedures for the regional library; manages matters pertaining to staff supervision: shortages, disciplinary matters, evaluations, schedules.

Attends to matters pertaining to customer service issues: customer complaints, customer code of conduct violations.

Attends meetings for effective communication and delivery of good internal and external customer service; collaborates with Friends of the Library and volunteers in support of their efforts to serve the library.

Performs related work as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance:

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities:

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities:

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

BROWARD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDER OF SERVICES

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT http://www.broward.org/careers

About Broward County Government:

ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY 
The business of Broward County Government is to deliver cost-effective and collaborative services to enhance and promote the quality of life for our residents, businesses and visitors.

Broward County offers an exciting, stable career with incredible employee benefits such as 11 annual holidays, accrued annual/vacation and sick leave, FRS retirement, $25,000 of free life insurance, training and development, and participation eligibility in a deferred compensation (457) plan. In addition, Broward County offers a Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH), Pharmacy coverage, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Section 125 Flexible spending accounts for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care. Part-time 20+ benefit eligible employees receive the benefits described above at a reduced amount.

BROWARD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDER OF SERVICES.

Be advised that during emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

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