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File 20171023_idp_minutes

by Ariana Santiago on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 02:28 pm

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ACRL / LLAMA Interdivisional Committee on Building Resources

Online Doc ACRL LLAMA Interdivisional Committee on Building Resources Meeting

by Anne Casey on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm

Announcing the next virtual meeting of the ACRL/LLAMA Interdivisional Committee on Building Resources on December 1 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am (CST).

Agenda:

I. Our library building/design resource (LibGuide) guide (new assignments among committee members for maintaining, points raised by ACRL for further development, etc.)

 II. The potential library building survey ACRL has approached us about (as was discussed in Chicago at Annual)

 III. Committee meeting at Midwinter in Denver (confirm who will be attending, items for business, etc.)

Announcing the next virtual meeting of the ACRL/LLAMA Interdivisional Committee on Building Resources on December 1 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am (CST).

Agenda:

I. Our library building/design resource (LibGuide) guide (new assignments among committee members for maintaining, points raised by ACRL for further development, etc.)

 II. The potential library building survey ACRL has approached us about (as was discussed in Chicago at Annual)

 III. Committee meeting at Midwinter in Denver (confirm who will be attending, items for business, etc.)

Please contact Anne Casey at caseya3@erau.edu if you are not a committee member but are interested in attending.

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ACRL Board of Directors

File ACRL-2017-18-Board-Manual-rev

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 10:44 am

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RUSA Board of Directors

Discussion Agenda, RUSA Board, Nov. 27, 2017

by Chris LeBeau on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 10:35 am

Connection Information. We will be trialing Zoom teleconferencing software. Please use this url to join the meeting. https://zoom.us/j/104492748.

There is a quick Zoom launcher to run.

Connection Information. We will be trialing Zoom teleconferencing software. Please use this url to join the meeting. https://zoom.us/j/104492748.

There is a quick Zoom launcher to run.

I have found Zoom to work very well with webcam mics and headsets. I don't think you'll have to use the phone to call in, but in case you do, here is the info.

Meeting ID: 104 492 748 - phone numbers below

iPhone one-tap: US: +1 4086380968,,104492748# or 16468769923,,104492748#
Or Telephone: Dial one of these depending on your location:
1 408 638 0968 or
1 646 876 9923 or
1 669 900 6833

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ACRL Board of Directors

Poll Do you approve the attached ACRL Board proceedings from the 2017 ALA Annual Conference?

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 08:46 am
Yes
100% (5 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Abstain
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 5
Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head of Cataloging, University of Pittsburgh (apply by Dec. 8 for first consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 02:17 pm

Head of Cataloging

The University Library System is seeking candidates for the position of Head of Cataloging, a faculty librarian position in the ULS Technical Services unit. This position reports to the Head of Technical Services.

 General Responsibilities:

Head of Cataloging

The University Library System is seeking candidates for the position of Head of Cataloging, a faculty librarian position in the ULS Technical Services unit. This position reports to the Head of Technical Services.

 General Responsibilities:

The incumbent is responsible for developing, overseeing, and documenting cataloging policies, priorities and procedures for the ULS, and providing leadership and management for the work of the Catalog Management Unit (CMU) in Technical Services. The CMU consists of four faculty librarians and four support staff that receive and catalog materials in all formats and all languages. In addition, the incumbent creates guidelines for copy cataloging done in other units, creates specifications for cataloging special collections, and selects and trains staff to work on special projects. The incumbent works in a collegial manner with colleagues in the ULS and in the Law and Health Sciences libraries, primarily by providing expertise on issues and activities with Pitt’s local Voyager database and database accuracy.

 

Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific responsibilities.  This expectation includes participating in and contributing to departmental, library and campus-wide committees or working groups and the profession at a regional, national, and/or international level, maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that affect research, teaching and learning, and pursuing knowledge of professional trends and developments that can be applied to evolving research programs, services and collections.

 

Qualifications

 

Required:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Minimum of 5 years library experience at the professional level including experience with OCLC, the Library of Congress Classification System and Subject Headings, original and copy cataloging and classification in all formats, bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, authority control and bibliographic record maintenance, and advanced knowledge of AACR2 and RDA cataloging rules
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong planning and project management skills and experience
  • Broad knowledge of cataloging issues, trends, workflows, and best practices in an academic library

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with Voyager cataloging operations
  • Experience cataloging complicated materials, such as maps, music or foreign language materials
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language
  • Demonstrated ability to train staff
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into workflows

 

 

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.  Comprehensive benefits package including one month vacation per year; Medical plans; TIAA/CREF, Vanguard; and tuition assistance.

 

Successful candidate will be hired on a 3-year contract with possibility for renewal.

 

To apply, submit letter of application and resume with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three references via email to:

 

William K. Gentz

Head, Library Human Resources

gentz@pitt.edu

 

Applications received by December 8,, 2017 will receive primary consideration.

 

 

To learn more about the library, please visit: www.library.pitt.edu

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Digital Lifecycle Program (DLP) Program Manager, University of California, Berkeley (apply by Dec. 8 for full consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 02:09 pm

Digital Lifecycle Program, Program Manager – Library

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01584

Digital Lifecycle Program, Program Manager – Library

https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01584

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
University of California, Berkeley

  • Digital Lifecycle Program, Program Manager – Library
  • Hiring range: Associate Librarian to Librarian
  • Salary: $ 73,357-$ 98,486, per annum, based upon qualifications
  • This is a full-time appointment with a February 2018 expected start date.

UC Berkeley is looking for a service-oriented Digital Lifecycle Program (DLP) Program Manager whose principal role will be to ensure the effective design and coordination of the DLP. S/he will be a strong technical leader with a vision for the transformative impact of digital content for libraries and scholarship. The DLP Program Manager will work closely with and lead a multi-departmental team to ensure the success of the DLP including the direct supervision of approximately 3 FTE with an overall department of approximately 8 FTE.

The program manager is primarily responsible for managing all aspects of the DLP including preparation, conversion, preservation and publication of collections that flow through the DLP. These collections will include a mix of general and archival collections, a mix of formats (e.g. print, micro-formats, media and born-digital content) and content types (e.g. pictorial, manuscript, a/v collections). This work is accomplished with a team of staff directly reporting to the program manager as well as staff across the library who will work with the program in indirect reporting relationships. The ideal candidate has expertise and passion for managing multi-threaded organization-wide projects, has considerable technical expertise in the area of digitization, digital preservation and digital content publication and has significant leadership and interpersonal skills, and communication skills required for the management of a large program.

Primarily responsible for leading the DLP, this position has direct supervision of an in-house digital conversion team, an in house digital preservation team, and program leads for various vendor-completed projects. This position co-reports to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Collaborative Services and the Head of Library IT.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 30,600 undergraduate students, 11,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,520. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries - including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collection budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The DLP is a major strategic initiative of the University Library, launching in FY2018 and building on significant historic efforts around digital conversion. The initiative is planned for an initial five year term subject to continuation based on successful project outcomes and available funding. The UC Berkeley Library holds over 11 million volumes and tens of millions of archival and rare objects that are the primary focus of this digital conversion program.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for comprehensive management of the DLP including digital content conversion, preservation and publication, content identification and prioritization, communication and outreach related to the DLP
  • Provide coordination and leadership in planning and implementation of system and services to support the digital lifecycle (e.g. creation/acquisition, management/preservation, discovery/access)
  • Supervise imaging, digital asset management and digital preservation personnel directly and manages in a matrix approach related project personnel
  • Ensure high-throughput steady-state operations for digital conversion work streams
  • Lead the development of standards, policies and procedures for the DLP
  • Create project plans to ensure timely and successful completion of digital lifecycle projects. Accountable for delivery of assigned projects through all project phases: initiation, execution, delivery, conclusion and assessment
  • Create project plans to ensure timely and successful completion of digital lifecycle projects. Accountable for delivery of assigned projects through all project phases: initiation, execution, delivery, conclusion and assessment
  • Maintain close collaborative relationships across the library including with key stakeholders such as Scholarly Communication, Preservation and regular and special collections
  • Maintain close and/or matrixed working relationships with collections, technology and metadata staff to ensure the DLP’s success
  • Initiate and assist in grant preparation, execution and reporting
  • Engage in scholarship and service including talks, papers and other activities on project outcomes to internal and external stakeholders
  • Represent UCB in national initiatives and programs related to the digital library and digital lifecycle program

Minimum Basic Qualification at Time of Application:

Masters degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution or equivalent degree in which coursework has focused on program management or in which digitization are important to scholarship.

Additional Required Qualifications by Start Date in Position:

  • A minimum of two years experience leading an academic or research program of campus-wide or organization-wide scope, emphasizing the role of digital conversion, preservation and/or publication
  • Demonstrated experience managing individuals and groups in direct reporting and matrix reporting relationships
  • Demonstrated evidence of leadership skills, initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly changing academic environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical, legal, and information policy issues related to digital conversion and publication
  • Demonstrated ability to present complex information to audiences who possess different levels of library knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities
  • Demonstrated proficiency in persuasive written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated project planning experience and ability to advance multiple complex projects in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic environment

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in an academic research library
  • Experience working in different project management settings and with different project management methodologies
  • Significant technical experience relevant to digital conversion, digital preservation and/or publication
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience including developing personal growth opportunities and fostering and building capacity in others, including teams
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of managing data long term

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance and work effectively in shared decision-making environment. Advancement in the Librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System and profession.

This academic position is covered by the UC Academic Personnel Manual (APM).

Librarians are entitled to two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty, non-Senate academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01584

Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Metadata Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries - University of Florida (apply by Jan. 5)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Metadata Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

 http://library.ufl.edu/pers/documents/MetadataLib_PVA_Nov2017.pdf

Metadata Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

 http://library.ufl.edu/pers/documents/MetadataLib_PVA_Nov2017.pdf

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Production Services team. Reporting to the Chair of Digital Production Services, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to the University of Florida and collaborating institutions. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, taxonomies, and technical expertise to incorporate new content into UF’s digital library management system and make improvements to existing content. This involves description of materials, transformation of metadata, training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to digitization and digital libraries, and reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and procedures. With members of the Digital Production Services team, the Metadata Librarian will develop requirements for UF Digital Library services, continuously monitor the technology environment for changes and new software, and craft innovative solutions to improve the services we offer. 

 

We seek candidates who are passionate about working with metadata and understand its role in transformative library services, who are invested in the future of librarianship on a practical level, and who are creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in current, relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the UF community.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making.

 

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders

Discussion ACRL Reminders & Upcoming Dates

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 09:32 am

Dear ACRL Committee Chairs,

I hope that your committee activities are off to a great start!

Dear ACRL Committee Chairs,

I hope that your committee activities are off to a great start!

I’m pleased to share a revised report and work plan template, which the Board supported at its recent fall meeting to better reflect ACRL’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). This new report and work plan template includes some minor edits to allow committees to report activities pertaining to EDI. Leaders will have an opportunity to discuss EDI more in-depth at the upcoming Midwinter Leadership Council. Please note that it’s optional this year if you’d like to work with your Board and staff liaisons to use the new template.

I’m also sharing some upcoming deadlines for the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

Best wishes,

Allison Payne, Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
50 E Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611
T: 312-280-2519; F: 312-280-2520
apayne@ala.org; acrl.org

Board Documents for Midwinter Meeting - Due January 12, 2018
To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the below steps.

  1. Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
  2. Email your Board action form and supporting documents to Allison, with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
  3. Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one business day of submission. If you do not receive a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.

2018 Midwinter Meeting agendas - Due January 19
All committee meetings at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver should post their agendas (drafts are acceptable) by January 19 as public posts in their ALA Connect community and email them to apayne@ala.org for the historical files. Note: If a committee is not meeting, an agenda is not needed.

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, February 9
ACRL Leadership Council at ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting
You are cordially invited to attend the ACRL Leadership Council & Membership Meeting on Friday, February 9, 2018, from 1:00–3:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Denver (1550 Court Place, Plaza Ballroom E). You are also welcome to join a post-Leadership Council Welcome Reception from 3:00–4:00 p.m. in the Plaza Ballroom F, for light refreshments and an opportunity to interact informally with fellow ACRL leaders. RSVP coming soon!

2018 Midwinter Meeting Minutes - Due February 23
Committee leaders should post all committee meeting minutes from Midwinter (drafts are acceptable) by February 23 as public posts in their ALA Connect community and email them to apayne@ala.org for the historical files. Reminder: Official minutes should aim to capture the conversation at a high level and not attribute specific comments to any one person. For tips and pointers, please review Eli Mina’s, ALA Parliamentarian, Making the Meeting resources on the ACRL website (login required).

Virtual Meetings
If a committee is meeting virtually, an agenda should still be submitted to me and posted to ALA Connect at least 10 days before the meeting. The meeting minutes should also be submitted to apayne@ala.org and posted to ALA Connect within 30 days after the virtual meeting. 

  • Need to use ACRL’s virtual meeting software? Check out our virtual meeting guidelines and handy online scheduler
  • Note: This applies to virtual meetings that take place throughout the year, not just around ALA conference time.

Upcoming Dates

  • January 12: MW18 Board Doc Deadline
  • January 19: MW18 Agendas Due
  • February 9-13: ALA Midwinter Meeting
  • February 9: Leadership Council & Welcome Reception
  • February 23: MW18 Minutes Due

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.

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RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee

Discussion November 2017 Committee Meeting (teleconference)

by Joseph Yue on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 07:41 pm

RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee
Monthly Teleconference Meeting

Nov 20, 2107 (Mon) 2 pm CT - 3pm CT

Dial: 866-714-4933
Passcodes: 57382923

 

Tentative Agenda

00:00  confirmation of agenda

00:05 awards review

00:15 - existing issues or concerns to be addressed or resolved (Leighann)

00:45  discussion on awards review process and timeline

RUSA Awards Coordinating Committee
Monthly Teleconference Meeting

Nov 20, 2107 (Mon) 2 pm CT - 3pm CT

Dial: 866-714-4933
Passcodes: 57382923

 

Tentative Agenda

00:00  confirmation of agenda

00:05 awards review

00:15 - existing issues or concerns to be addressed or resolved (Leighann)

00:45  discussion on awards review process and timeline

00:50  new business

01:00  adjournment

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