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Discussion Electronic Resources Librarian, Stony Brook University (apply by Dec. 11)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 03:23 pm

Electronic Resources Librarian

Electronic Resources Librarian

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

Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The libraries are engaged in ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizeable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University's Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY Member) the council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO's Discovery Service, DSpace, Contend MD, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.

Descriptive Title: Electronic Resources Librarian

REF#: F-9815-17-08

Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian

Faculty Position

Department: University Libraries

Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC


Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited degree program.
  • Minimum of two years professional experience working with electronic resources at academic libraries.
  • Experience with ILS (Integrated Library System) acquisition module functions including encumbrance, split funds, fiscal year-end closing, and adjusting for the discrepancy between fiscal and calendar year accounting.
  • Ability to provide and maintain access to electronic resources through software such as link resolvers discovery services, ERM, EZproxy, or Alma Primo.
  • Excellent knowledge of electronic content delivery and organization, and best practices in improving the discoverability of electronic resources through workflows.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties to resolve access issues related to electronic resources and to adapt to changing environments and priorities.
  • Evidence of flexibility, innovative thinking, and a vision for the future of academic libraries.
  • Knowledge of the electronic product market, publishing issues, pricing models, and licensing.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate clearly with others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional advanced degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate user needs and seek ways of improving satisfactory solutions.
  • Excellent analytical skills and experience with data analytics.
  • Knowledge of industry standards related to serials and e-resources, e.g., ISSN, Open URL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI, MARC, etc.
  • Experience working with vendors and licensing issues.

Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Develop and improve workflows for monitoring and processing subscriptions in relationship to existing license expirations and renewals, registration, and activation of electronic subscriptions and troubleshooting electronic resource access problems reported by patrons and other library staff.
  • Administer new and existing licenses for electronic resources, interpreting data for maintaining a license database, and consulting with University Legal Counsel to resolve license and contract issues.
  • Responsible for researching license agreements and accessibility in order to place new subscription orders and ensure user access.
  • Develop and improve the workflows for new databases trials.
  • Maintain the journal A-Z List and Database List to ensure the accurate and updated holdings.
  • Assist the Head of Acquisitions to generate fund reports on the monthly basis.
  • Work with the Head of Acquisitions to coordinate the e-resource life cycle management efforts, including license renew and record maintenance, invoicing and activation, address and authentication, and EDI loading, discovery system and e-resource management system configuration and maintenance, and analysis and report creation for collection assessment purposes.
  • Assist the Head of Acquisitions to assess the performance of the department and develop improvement plans
  • Works closely with Metadata librarians and Library IT staff to make sure electronic content and database resources are properly added, and records created for access by users.
  • Develop policy and procedures of electronic resources management and design training programs for staff development.
  • Maintains awareness and engagement of trends and developments in e-resource acquisitions and management and transfers knowledge to staff by providing appropriate training.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. Application will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 12/11/2017.

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

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

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application, cover letter and resume/CV to:
Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax: 631-632-7116

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 12/11/2017, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Inclusion and Outreach Librarian, Sonoma State University (apply by Jan. 8, 2018)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 03:19 pm

Inclusion and Outreach Librarian



Inclusion and Outreach Librarian



Sonoma State University offers an exceptional educational experience that fosters intellectual, cognitive, social, and personal growth. As the only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in California, we are uniquely positioned to foster ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness combined with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. We have a strong commitment to graduating students who have the ability to think critically and communicate effectively in an ever-changing world. The unique campus culture fosters our Seawolf Commitment to integrity, respect, excellence, and responsibility and is integrated into all campus life. We nurture inclusive excellence through a celebration of the rich diversity of our local communities and our interconnected global economy. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. SSU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.




Sonoma State University’s beautiful 274-acre campus is located in Sonoma County wine country, an hour north of San Francisco. The campus offers the ideal setting for teaching and learning and access to a community of rich cultural, environmental, and recreational opportunities. Founded in 1960, Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System.  As members of the largest public higher educational system in the nation, we provide accessible, high quality education to more than 9000 students. Sonoma State University is proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the region and state. 




In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to engage in service to the department, school, and community.  Sonoma State is committed to the Teacher/Scholar model and places an emphasis on faculty support of undergraduate research. Faculty are also encouraged to participate in our distinctive, high-impact Freshman and Sophomore year programs and to foster our commitment to the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025through excellent teaching, advising, and mentoring. Potential applicants are encouraged to review the University’s Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Policy. All faculty are required to have the ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.




The University Library’s leading value is “We are passionate about student learning.” The library faculty actively seeks solutions to help users access, evaluate, and create content, and become informed, engaged, global citizens and lifelong learners. The Library is a respected leader in campus initiatives and service work, and is actively engaged with faculty in campus curricular efforts. SSU Librarians provide transformational leadership in realizing the Liberal Arts and Sciences mission of the University and supporting the University President’s priorities of student success, on-time graduation, and diversity.


The Library has 38 employees, including 8 FTE library faculty, and approximately 40 student employees. Our collection consists of more than 750,000 volumes (print and e-book) and about 40,000 journal titles. Opened in 2000, the University Library in the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center is a dynamic learning facility that features teaching labs, wireless access, varied study spaces, an information commons, a café, and an automated storage and retrieval system.


Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the Library's website at




The Inclusion and Outreach Librarian is a groundbreaking position designed to support the University’s goals for student success and inclusive excellence through focused efforts to underserved communities at Sonoma State University. The candidate will work collaboratively across campus on initiatives related to SSU’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, as well as those aimed at creating an inclusive community and increasing diversity on campus. The successful candidate will have fluency in Spanish and English and must demonstrate cultural fluency, awareness of the needs of underserved populations, and a record of achievement in engaging academic communities. The candidate will build relationships with relevant faculty, student, and staff organizations and identify community outreach to under-represented minority communities, with particular focus on our Latino/a/x student population. S/he will work collaboratively with faculty librarians to develop a curriculum and services that are approachable and meet the needs of all Sonoma State’s students, and to develop an innovative approach to the library’s collections that is both student-centered and responsive to changing University curricula.


This position also serves as a liaison to one or more designated departments on campus and provides specialized information literacy instruction and research help, participates in school meetings, and supports faculty research. All tenure-track librarians work as a team to advance the library’s information literacy curriculum, and provide instruction, research help, and collection development support.




  • Design, implement, and assess library services and programs to under-represented groups of students, with special emphasis on the Latino/a/x populations as well as co-curricular departments such as residential life, Educational Opportunity Program, Disability Services for Students, and the Undocu-Resource Center;
  • Engage with student, faculty, staff, and community organizations on initiatives related to diversity and inclusiveness, and work collaboratively across campus to support student success and other initiatives related to SSU’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
  • In partnership with other SSU organizations, engage with the community and with educational partners to provide support for students and to improve pathways to higher education for all Sonoma County residents;
  • Evaluate and select scholarly materials in support of underserved populations;
  • Lead assessment of library outreach to diverse student populations; develops and gathers data in order to make evidence-based decisions about services;
  • As a subject liaison, build relationships with faculty in designated departments, learn about the teaching and research priorities of the department, identify opportunities for the library to support those priorities and to embed information literacy learning, and keep faculty up to date about library plans and initiatives;
  • Provide information literacy instruction and specialized research help to designated departments;
  • Participate in the Library’s general research services including the research help desk, research consultations, and online research services;
  • Select materials for designated departments and recommends specialized resources and/or programming in line with a discipline’s current and emerging priorities for teaching and research;
  • Participate in university and community service, and in library activities and events.




To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have:

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
  • Spoken and written fluency in Spanish and English
  • Minimum one year’s experience in an academic library
  • Experience providing instruction to students in a diverse academic environment
  • Experience as a subject liaison or demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty on projects and/or information literacy instruction
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to fulfill the scholarly and service expectations of a tenure-track position
  • Ability to communicate with and relate to an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community
  • A record of scholarly achievement or demonstrated ability to build a such a record

Desired Qualifications

  • Record of scholarly achievement
  • Experience working with Latino/a/x communities and/or students
  • Experience providing work direction for other employees such as library staff, and leadership in a professional environment




Rank is Senior Assistant Librarian. Service credit considered for qualified candidates. Starting salary for this position is $71,900.




To apply for this position, go to and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. PDFs are the preferred format for all submissions. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email Applications submitted to the faculty search email address will not be considered, so please use the link above.


Please submit:


  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae 

Additional Required Documents

  • Contact Information for three (3) References to be contacted by the committee members


Letters of Recommendation will be requested from finalists only.

Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.


Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.



Applications received by January 8, 2018 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


Questions concerning this position may be directed to:

Hilary Smith, Search Committee Chair


Phone: 707.664.3464


Questions concerning the application process may be directed to:






The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.


This position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

ACRL History Librarians Interest Group

Event History Librarians Interest Group - ALA Midwinter Meeting

by Steven Knowlton on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 03:18 pm

First meeting of the History Librarians Interest Group.


Tentative agenda:

1.       Inauguration of the Interest Group (review of the governance documents)

2.       Presentation: Thea Lindquist, Professor and Director of Open and Digital Scholarship Services, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

3. Open discussion –

First meeting of the History Librarians Interest Group.


Tentative agenda:

1.       Inauguration of the Interest Group (review of the governance documents)

2.       Presentation: Thea Lindquist, Professor and Director of Open and Digital Scholarship Services, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

3. Open discussion –

What do members of the History Librarians Interest Group hope the group will achieve? 

What goals should we set? 

What are the next steps for the group?


Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Public Services Librarian I – Part-time, Evanston Public Library (IL), (apply by Nov. 27)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 03:11 pm

Public Services Librarian I – Part-time

To apply for this position, please apply online at on or before the closing date.


18.75 per week, permanent part-time

Public Services Librarian I – Part-time

To apply for this position, please apply online at on or before the closing date.


18.75 per week, permanent part-time

Schedule (subject to change): three 6.25 hour shifts per week Monday-Friday with one being an evening shift (3:15pm - 9:30pm) per week plus a weekend rotation every 3-4 weeks



The Library envisions itself as the “third place” after home and work or school.  Evanston Public Library aims to be the heart of our diverse community by promoting the development of independent, self-confident and literate citizens, and providing equitable access to cultural, intellectual, technological, and information resources.


As a member of the Adult Services team, and in partnership with colleagues in other library departments, this position is responsible for providing library reference and reader’s advisory services to current and potential users of the Evanston Public Library throughout the community.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):

  • Carefully interviews customers to determine what information is desired and provide clear, accurate and timely answers to all customer inquiries.
  • Conducts informational searches using all available resources, including subscription online resources, the Internet, books, and periodicals.   
  • Guides customers to library resources in order to locate specific materials. Assists and instructs customers in the use of library resources.
  • Maintains broad general knowledge of Evanston Public Library resources and programs with special concentration in adult services resources, of modern library practices, and of literature, technology and popular culture.
  • Assists in the planning, promotion, and presentation of effective programming, both within the Library and out in the community, such as, but not limited to, book discussions, author events, art exhibits and artist talks, film programs, musical or theatre events, genre-based programming, panel discussions or expert speaker presentations.
  • Assists in selection of materials to be added to assigned areas of the collection.
  • Assists in the development of partnerships with local organizations and constituencies to improve and promote library services throughout the community.
  • Assists with promotion of the collections and services by developing displays, book lists, writing reviews and articles for social media and blogs.
  • May help design and teach classes for the public on computer use, Internet use, or the use of digital resources.  
  • May develop and maintain in-house databases for local history, local organizations and services, local newspaper indexes, and/or frequently asked questions.
  • May train and supervise paraprofessional, professional or volunteer staff; and/or lead projects.
  • May serve as senior staff member in charge of the building (Librarian-in-charge).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Must possess a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited college or university and must possess three (3) or more years of work experience as a public services librarian or similar position.
  • Literacy and fluency in Spanish preferred.


Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:

  • Fluency in using social media and online library resources.
  • Considerable knowledge of online searching, Microsoft Office, online computer catalogs, the Windows operating system, and Google Drive, Calendar, and Sheets.
  • Considerable experience in library instruction and library program presentation.
  • Considerable knowledge of a wide range of literary genres and authors.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, comfortably and intelligibly in public.
  • Experience in marketing, especially related to libraries or publishing, highly desirable.
  • Experience in teaching, tutoring, tech assistance, and/or instructional design is highly desirable.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form, while dealing with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure to perform the four operations with like or common decimal fractions; to compute ratio rate, and percent and measures; to perform arithmetic operations involving all American monetary units.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of customers and staff throughout the Library, as well as outside the organization.
  • Ability to multi-task many variable duties, requests and responsibilities.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret manuals, policies and procedures, rules, regulations, journals, newspapers, memos, letters, reports and legal documents.  
  • Ability to prepare business letters, expositions, summaries, and reports, using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style.



The ability to work in a primarily sedentary position, with the ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 20 pounds. The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects, books, materials, etc. using up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.


The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from indoor temperature changes.


There are no environmental hazards associated with this classification.



Under the supervision of the Head of Adult Services, work is performed with the guidance of managerial staff.  The individual has contact with other Library institutions and staff at all levels, and uses the necessary resources to meet and achieve goals and/or objectives.  Work is assigned through specific projects and customer/clientele request.  The employee is responsible for prioritizing work tasks, and for identifying and utilizing the appropriate resources to resolve a problem or situation and/or research and analyze specific requests.  Work performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings.  Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to specific projects assigned.  Work is evaluated at least annually, with respect to customer service, problem-solving ability and performance in accordance with this classification standard.



The employee has regular and frequent contact with the general public.

Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position.  Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.


The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.  The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).

ALSC Membership Committee (Association for Library Services to Children)

Online Doc Membership's November Meeting Transcripts

by Gloria Repolesk on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Attached are the minutes to Memberships November Meeting. We are currently working on a Midwinter Dutch Dinner for new ALSC members or ALSC members at their first Midwinter. We also are going to do another Membership Video promotional push at the beginning of January.

Gloria Repolesk
ALSC Membership Chair

ACRL EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)

Online Doc EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee Minutes, September 2017

by Daniel Zuberbier on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:42 am

EBSS Instruction for Educators Virtual Planning Meeting Minutes

September 28, 2017

11:00am EST


Attendees: Dan Zuberbier (co-chair), Diane Fulkerson (co-chair), Yvonne Roux, Kim Frail, Ernesto Hernandez, Kate Lucey, Genevieve Innes, Sarah Gilchrist


EBSS Instruction for Educators Virtual Planning Meeting Minutes

September 28, 2017

11:00am EST


Attendees: Dan Zuberbier (co-chair), Diane Fulkerson (co-chair), Yvonne Roux, Kim Frail, Ernesto Hernandez, Kate Lucey, Genevieve Innes, Sarah Gilchrist


  1. Welcome and Introductions
    1. Meeting was called to order at 11:00 am EST with introductions of committee members.
  2. Review Committee Charge
    1. Dan reviewed the committee charge. Members did not have questions.
  3. Old Business
    1. Last year’s committee submitted lesson plans from library instruction sessions with education courses. The committee discussed final steps for the project.
    2. Committee agreed the best option would be to add the lesson plans to the ACRL Framework Sandbox. It will add to the available lesson plans for the education discipline. The goal is to place the work in the Sandbox by December/January, and promote the Sandbox by sharing links to the lesson plans via the EBSS listserv.
  4. New Business
    1. Project for this year’s committee is to revise the Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education to align with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Diane briefly reviewed the formal process to revise disciplinary standards, and informed the committee that Amanda Nichols Hess, member of the Information Literacy Frameworks and Standards (ILFSC) Committee will be our liaison from ILFSC to our committee. As we work through the process Amanda will be able to answer any questions or problems we encounter. Committee members noted that comparing the Standards to the Framework is not always a straight comparison, but the overall objective is to provide education librarians and teacher preparation programs with a similar type document as the current standards. Other documents available from the ILFSC libguide that could prove useful:
      1.                                                                i.      Checklist for Developing and Reviewing Framework Companion Documents
      2.                                                              ii.      Tips for Developing Framework Companion Documents
    2. Committee members will review the standards of other education organizations.
      1.                                                                i.      Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
      2.                                                              ii.      International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
      3.                                                            iii.      American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
      4.                                                            iv.      Association for Educational & Communications Technology (AECT)
      5.                                                              v.      Committee members will sign up for one set of standards
    3. Committee members will use the Threshold Concepts for Teacher Education Bibliography to identify relevant articles about teacher education and threshold concepts. 
    4. Review Outcomes
      1.                                                                i.      Dan and Diane shared that they expect the process will be lengthy, and, at the earliest, the revised standards would be ready to submit to the ACRL Board of Directors in June 2019.
      2.                                                              ii.      Each committee member will select 2-3 articles from the Threshold Concepts for Teacher Education Bibliography in addition to reviewing the standards of other education organization.
      3.                                                            iii.      We will use the sign-up sheet as the document to create an annotated bibliography of the articles and education organizations. In the spring, we will likely conduct a literature review, but will discuss in more detail at our next meeting.
  5. Wrap Up/Adjournment
    1. Dan will send out a Doodle poll to determine a date for our next meeting.


Meeting adjourned at 12:00pm EST.


Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC); George A. Smathers Libraries - University of Florida (apply by Nov. 28)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:26 am


Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

Associate University Librarian or University Librarian


Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

Associate University Librarian or University Librarian

Gainesville is a welcoming city offering unique outdoor activities, excellent museums, historical sites, a strong music scene, quality breweries, eclectic dining and local food choices, and a great variety of sporting events. One and half hours to either coast, four hours to Atlanta, and six hours to Miami, Gainesville is well situated for exploring the North Central Florida region and beyond. The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and innovative projects, offering a unique grants management program and a strong learning environment. The Special and Area Studies Collections Department faculty and staff offer a collegial, supportive, and active tenure home, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive special and circulating collections.


The Special and Area Studies Collections Department seeks an experienced leader to provide strategic vision and overall management of a preeminent collection in a dynamic, engaging environment at the University of Florida. The Head Curator of the LACC will contribute to scholarship at the Smathers Libraries in this full-time, tenure-track faculty position. A successful candidate will serve as the key liaison for the Libraries’ partnerships related to the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí digitization project and other initiatives. The Head Curator will collaborate closely within the Libraries, with faculty and students at the Center for Latin American Studies, and with campus departments to promote distinctive collections and to support emerging research and teaching needs at the University of Florida.


The Head Curator will coordinate a collaborative team of experienced library faculty and staff in establishing LACC priorities, goals, and procedures for public services, technical services, and for the management of Latin American and Caribbean circulating and special collections, overseeing these materials budgets. The Head Curator will also participate in instructional, community, and fundraising outreach, bibliographical control, digitization projects, exhibits, and in consultation with the Chair, will liaise between the LACC unit and the Libraries’ administration. The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head Curator of LACC will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue research, publication, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.


The search will remain open until November 28, 2017, 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 Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.


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:


Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Science and Engineering Librarian, University of Southern California (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:21 am

Science and Engineering Librarian

POSITION SUMMARY The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented librarian to join the Science & Engineering Library. The librarian will provide expert in-person and virtual reference, instruction, and outreach services in addition to developing and managing collections in the sciences and engineering disciplines with an emphasis on chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science. The librarian will establish effective communication channels within assigned disciplines and will identify and address the learning, teaching, and research needs of USC students, faculty, and staff. This position requires a commitment to developing student-focused services and a combination of skills and confidence that will contribute to the transformation of instruction, outreach, reference, and collections at USC Libraries. This position requires a commitment to developing student-focused services and a combination of skills and confidence that will contribute to the transformation of instruction, outreach, reference, and collections at USC Libraries. We seek candidates motivated by a passion to develop transformative library services and invested in the future of librarianship. The successful candidate is expected to be creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of current relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the USC community. Duties include weekend and evening hours.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC’s diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study, and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge. For more information, visit USC LIBRARIES The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; value serving a culturally diverse community; build a community of critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens. Through these means, we contribute to the continued success of the University of Southern California. The USC Libraries includes the Doheny Memorial Library and fourteen specialized libraries with an operating budget of approximately $41 million. Through an active outreach program librarians and staff at USC Libraries conduct orientations, workshops, and instruction sessions that reach thousands of undergraduate and graduate students annually. For more information, visit

2 RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Reporting to the Head, Science & Engineering Library, the Science and Engineering Librarian will: • Provide teaching and research-focused information services, including developing and conducting instruction programs focused on advanced resources for undergraduate and graduate students in physical sciences and engineering fields • Collaborate with other subject librarians and staff to provide effective reference, instruction, and outreach services for USC undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff • Conduct more generalized instruction for USC’s international student population and students in the USC Writing Program • Work collaboratively with other subject selectors, faculty, and students on collection development activities by selecting resources physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, computer science and in other disciplines as assigned • Assess the learning and research needs of faculty and students in the sciences and engineering departments and research centers, and identify ways to meet them • Develop appropriate resources, services, and communication channels to further the academic and research endeavors of faculty, staff, and students in the science and engineering fields • Create and maintain library web pages and research guides related to subject responsibilities and incorporate appropriate technologies and techniques to deliver services • Participate in library and other committees as assigned • Engagement in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publishing that will have a significant, positive impact on the Science & Engineering Library, and the advance the USC Libraries’ strategic plan and the University’s strategic vision • Provide evening and weekend service as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically required for a librarian appointment at USC. In addition, candidates must have an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biology, or other related areas in the physical sciences and engineering, such as chemical engineering, material science, or petroleum engineering. In addition, candidates must provide evidence of: • Knowledge of science information resources and research methods in an academic, research, or special library setting • A strong commitment to public services and user-centered reference and instructional services within an academic or research library setting • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines • Experience in solving problems independently and collaboratively • Knowledge of current professional trends, especially those relating to reference, collection development, and instructional services to a diverse population on and off campus • Effective oral and written communication skills. Desirable qualifications: • Advanced degree in the sciences or engineering • Experience providing reference, information literacy instruction, collection development, and/or outreach services • Knowledge of and recent experience in the use of instructional technology to improve learning outcomes 3 • Experience using tools for web authoring, social computing, and online collaboration; knowledge of trends and policy issues related to digital technology and electronic resources • Experience managing projects in a library, academic, or information environment • Engagement in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publishing that will have a significant, positive impact on the provision of service to the USC Libraries • Knowledge of trends in scientific research and scientific data management.

FACULTY APPOINTMENT RANK/SALARY Rank: Open Rank Librarians at USC have faculty status. This is a full-time, continuing appointment track position. Appointment to the continuing appointment track requires the potential to meet the University’s criteria for granting continuing appointment—excellence in librarianship—which librarians achieve by having a significant impact on the development and/or implementation of high quality collections and/or services. Additionally, librarians must demonstrate the expectation of continued excellence and growth in profession expertise. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

BENEFITS Benefits include a choice of retirement programs, 22 paid vacation days per year, university holidays, a choice of medical and dental plans, and tuition assistance (for employees and eligible dependents). For more information about benefits see:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application website: As part of the application, candidates must upload one document file (Word or PDF) that contains the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae (including telephone and e-mail address), and 3) a list of at least three references that includes the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address for each referee. Position open until filled.

For more information about this position, contact Zoe Unno, Chair of the Search Committee, at USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting