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Discussion Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, University of Southern California (USC) Libraries (open until filled)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:18 am

Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives


Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives


The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek a dynamic and enterprising Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives to provide leadership for USC Libraries communications, programming and strategic initiatives. This position reports to the Dean of the USC Libraries and participates as an active member of the Dean’s Cabinet. This position requires a firm grounding in the world of academic libraries and excellent communication skills, along with a professional reputation for strategic innovation in communication, outreach and academic partnerships locally and internationally. The Associate Dean will provide leadership, guidance, and management of staff and faculty involved in programming, outreach, instruction, assessment, and grant-seeking to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of USC students, faculty, and staff. The Associate Dean will cultivate strong relationships with faculty, students, campus partners, the wider library community, and the public in support of the libraries’ and the university’s mission and vision.

We seek candidates motivated by a passion to develop transformative library services and invested in the future of librarianship and the support it can provide to the broader community of learners and researchers. 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 and beyond.  Duties include weekend and evening hours.


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


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


The Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives serves as a member of the Dean’s Cabinet. Reporting to the Dean of USC Libraries, the Associate Dean will:

  • Provide leadership, develop and assess the libraries’ strategic initiatives within the framework of the USC Libraries’ and the university’s strategic plans
  • Lead and manage the libraries’ communications, programming, outreach and assessment activities and personnel
  • Oversee and serve as the libraries’ lead for the Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) program housed in the Marshall School of Business
  • Oversee and provide strategic leadership for the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study and other entities for which USC Libraries is the academic home (e.g. Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society)
  • Provide leadership for L.A. as Subject, an organization of 230 libraries, archives, museums and private collectors for which the USC Libraries serve as the host institution
  • Oversee the libraries’ grant-seeking operations
  • Participate in library and other committees as assigned
  • Engage in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publishing that will have a significant, positive impact on the USC Libraries, and advance the USC Libraries’ strategic plan and the University’s strategic vision
  • Provide evening and weekend service as assigned


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 provide evidence of:

  • At least three years of experience working in an academic, research, or special library, with increasing leadership or managerial responsibilities
  • A bachelor’s degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences
  • Experience with budget development and organizational planning  
  • A strong commitment to public and access services and user-centered programming and outreach services within an academic or research library setting nationally and internationally
  • Demonstrated capacity to plan, develop and assess priorities and strategies that align resources to meet the academic and research vision of the USC Libraries and the university
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective and sustainable partnerships that support strategic goals
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in solving problems independently and collaboratively
  • Experience managing projects in a library, academic, cultural or information environment
  • Knowledge of current professional trends, especially those relating to research support services to a diverse population on and off campus

Desirable qualifications:

  • More than three years of experience working in an academic, research, or special library, with increasing leadership or managerial responsibilities
  • Graduate degree in the arts, humanities or social sciences
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication and digital humanities trends in higher education


Rank:  Assistant University Librarian

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.

For more on criteria and qualifications for the appointment, promotion and continuing appointment of librarians at USC, visit:


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


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.

Closing date for applications: open until filled.

For more information about this position, contact Caroline Muglia, 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

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Assessment Associate, ITHAKA

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:16 am

Assessment Associate

New York, NY

At ITHAKA, we think nothing is better than knowing we are having a positive impact on the world. We impact the lives of millions of people and thousands of institutions every day both in groundbreaking ways and in small ways that mean a lot.

Our Organization

As a not-for-profit organization, we care deeply about our mission. We work with leaders in the global higher education community to advance and preserve knowledge and to improve teaching and learning through the use of digital technologies. We also help colleges and universities develop strategies that will broaden access to higher education while reducing the cost and improving student outcomes. We are passionate about the value of education and are driven to help our universities, colleges, and high schools become better, more affordable, and more effective, and to reach beyond these traditional walls to support learners everywhere.

In two decades, we have launched some of the most transformative and widely used services in higher education: JSTOR, Portico, and Ithaka S+R. In addition, ITHAKA recently entered into a strategic alliance with Artstor and furthers a number of Artstor’s initiatives. Our 300+ employees work closely with our user communities, day in and day out, to build and continuously improve upon these services, and to identify new opportunities to expand access to knowledge and learning. As a successful, growing organization in a demanding and dynamic environment, we challenge ourselves to retain an entrepreneurial spirit that pursues and embraces change.

ITHAKA is headquartered in New York, New York with additional offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Princeton, New Jersey and provides legal oversight and services for, Artstor, also located in New York, New York. We also manage a subsidiary, Ithaka International, LLC. to expand our impact globally.

Ithaka S+R

Universities, colleges, and other organizations are not known for their ability to turn on a dime, and yet their impact on our societies and ability to remain highly relevant over centuries is unparalleled. We want these organizations to thrive, particularly in light of emerging technologies and opportunities. Our work at Ithaka S+R – offering research and strategic consulting – has been instrumental in helping leaders in education know what is coming next, learn from rigorous and well-designed research rather than hype, and adapt to new realities and opportunities. As a society, we all sense how technology is changing the way we work, teach, and learn. Ithaka S+R is dedicated to ensuring that we manage those changes in ways that help more people learn what they need to know to lead more productive and rewarding lives. We work with places like the Association of American University Presses, Harvard University Library, the Association of Art Museum Directors, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the University System of Maryland. Ithaka S+R’s work is organized into two areas, our Educational Transformation program and our Library and Scholarly Communication program.

This opening is within the Library and Scholarly Communications program. Team members in our Library and Scholarly Communication program conduct and publish major research projects and consult with academic libraries, scholarly publishers, learned societies, and museums. We help these organizations better support scholarship, instruction, and student success by empowering them to gather and to effectively utilize evidence that supports good strategic decision-making about direction and service offerings. We also do independent research and publishing in two areas: strategy and leadership for the academic library and other academic support services (including organizational structure, talent management and employee diversity, budgeting, and cross-institutional collaborations); and scholarly publishing and content provision and access (including collections, preservation, and discovery). Our team has methodological expertise in survey research, ethnography and other qualitative methods, and administrative data-gathering.

The Role

As Ithaka S+R’s Assessment Associate, you will take responsibility for the day-to- day operation of a variety of survey projects and products. You will work directly with libraries and universities to field surveys that provide valuable evidence to inform their strategies and the services they provide to students and faculty members. As part of a project team for a given research project, you will field surveys that provide valued information about faculty attitudes and practices and the leadership and strategic directions of major institutions. Also, you will support market research and advisory projects for academic libraries, scholarly publishers, and learned societies. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to survey research that drives innovation in higher education.

Our organization and this role will provide you with an opportunity few other organizations can offer including:

  • You will field surveys that have direct impact on individual academic institutions, publishers, content platforms, and scholarly societies.
  • You will field surveys that provide unique insight to and generate rich discourse about academia and academic libraries.
  • We are a small and collegial team with strong methodological expertise and deep community engagement, so you will have the opportunity to develop your survey and research skills while learning about the policy issues and strategic dilemmas that higher education institutions face today.
  • You will gain international experience, as our program runs projects regularly in countries outside the US, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

You will work from our New York City office as part of a team that possesses deep survey research and ethnographic expertise. You will report to our program director for libraries and scholarly communication and work closely with our researchers.

Specific Objectives and Responsibilities

The Assessment Associate will take day-to-day responsibility for fielding our surveys, communicating effectively with outside participants and working closely with other members of our team. To be successful, you must bring an unrelenting attention to detail even in the face of deadlines and multiple concurrent projects, to ensure that surveys are run perfectly for our clients and our community.

The primary responsibilities of the Assessment Associate are:

  • Program and modify survey questionnaires into the Ithaka S+R survey platform (currently Qualtrics)
  • Acquire and manage contact lists, ensure their quality, and deploy survey communications
  • Open, monitor, and close surveys on the survey platform
  • Prepare reports, datasets, crosstabs, and other outputs from the survey platform and other reporting and analytical tools
  • Coordinate college and university surveys with institutional contacts, including onboarding and approval support, and coordinating with colleagues regarding training and customization
  • Provide frontline support for our survey platform, including liaison with the platform provider and internal partners on operational issues, providing training and support to internal platform users; and evaluation of survey platform usage and options.
  • Maintain documentation for survey questionnaires and associated protocols
  • Strictly maintain participant confidentiality and data privacy
  • Provide additional support to Ithaka S+R projects as assigned, which may include conducting desk research, coordinating IRB processes, interview scheduling, and note-taking
Challenges You’ll Overcome

Our surveys program has a number of components and is growing. Demand for your contributions will be punctuated over time, and you will need to focus acutely during busy periods. Surveys must be run at a level of exceptional quality for our clients and our community. We make regular changes as needed to our questionnaires, our survey platform, and our reporting templates and tools, so you will need to be prepared to participate in and adapt to these changes.

Skills, Experience, and Characteristics

We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests to apply for this position. Individuals with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a quantitative social science who may eventually wish to consider matriculating in a PhD program may find this position to be especially interesting, as may librarians with assessment interests. Anyone who meets the following requirements is encouraged to apply:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years of related work experience
  • An acute attention to detail and absolute commitment to accuracy, quality, and excellence
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including excellent telephone, e-mail, and conversation manner
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects concurrently
  • Comfort working with quantitative data and ideally some experience with its analysis

In addition, these characteristics will be valued in your candidacy and should be emphasized in your application:

  • Experience using web-based survey platforms, such as Qualtrics
  • Experience working in or with academic libraries
  • Experience collaborating with others to execute a research project.
  • Expertise in email marketing approaches, especially for the academic community
  • Experience supporting an IRB submission process and/or coordinating other types of institutional approvals for research on faculty members and/or students
  • Current human subjects (social/behavioral science) research certification or training (for example, certified through CITI or a college or university IRB); and/or
  • Basic familiarity with programming in HTML/CSS and/or Javascript


Work for us

 Come join our team of talented and dedicated people with great ideas who want to make the world a smarter place.  Individuals will be rewarded with excellent career development and a fantastic benefits package that includes:

  • Choice of two medical plans, one at no cost to the employee
  • Employer paid dental, vision, life insurance, and employee assistance programs
  • Employer contributed retirement and much, much more


How to apply:

Interested candidates can submit their resume, a detailed cover letter, and salary requirements to:

ITHAKA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Event ALCTS webinar: NACO, authority control, and identity management: evolving strategies for a changing name authorities landscape

by Julene Jones on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 07:34 am

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.


Description: This webinar will identify strategies for coping with the challenges of NACO workflows today and explore proposals to shift authority work in the future from a traditional MARC-based footing to a new identity management orientation. Michelle Durocher and John Riemer of the PCC Task Group on Identity Management will describe the group's efforts to chart a new path forward for authorities that draws on linked data principles, synchronizes NACO’s work with that of other identity registries such as ISNI, and makes it easier for non-NACO libraries to contribute to the program through a more inclusive "NACO Lite" approach. Joseph Nicholson will detail some of the techniques UNC Charlotte is using to cope with a reduced authorities management staff and a backlog of names needing authorized access points. His presentation will describe how the library incorporates the work of paraprofessionals and non-catalogers and uses tools such as OpenRefine and spreadsheets to more swiftly create NACO authority records.


Learning outcomes: This presentation will explore the difference between authority control and   identities management and their relationship to linked data, describe the PCC Task Group on Identity Management's proposals to align NACO's work with new developments in linked data and other identity registries and will stimulate thinking about different ways of handling and structuring authorities workflows.


Who should attend?   

Catalogers, Metadata Librarians, Catalog Maintenance Librarians and Staff




Michelle Durocher is the Head of Metadata Management at the Harvard Library, and until most recently has also served for the last four years as acting Head of Metadata Creation.  She is a member of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Policy Committee and the PCC's Identity Management in NACO Task Group.  She is the coordinator for the PCC’s ISNI Pilot project, facilitating the involvement of a dozen PCC libraries within the ISNI platforms to experiment with identifier creation and management for personal names and organizations.  She is a passionate advocate for expanding the boundaries and benefits of library metadata for discovery on the open web, as well as for deep collaborations with other metadata expert communities outside of libraries.  She has an MLIS from Simmons College and a bachelor of liberal arts in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University.


John Riemer is currently the Head of the UCLA Library Cataloging & Metadata Center since 2000, John Riemer previously worked as Digital Cataloging Coordinator for the Digital Library of Georgia.   He holds an MLS degree and a BA degree in Linguistics from UCLA.

Since 2009, he has served in a number of capacities on the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, including PCC Chair in 2010/2011.   During this time he has led an effort to expand the PCC’s scope to include both traditional MARC cataloging and digital library project metadata/new metadata roles.  Most recently he has chaired the PCC Task Group on Identity Management in NACO. He represents UCLA on and recently chaired ALA’s Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Interest Group (“Big Heads”).  He is a member of the OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group, a member of the Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Editorial Board, and writes guest columns for Technicalities.


Joseph Nicholson is metadata librarian at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he coordinates authorities workflows, metadata for digital projects, and original cataloging. He holds an MLS and a BA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was previously a cataloger at Louisiana State University.



Registration Fees:  ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate $129 


For additional information and access to registration links, please go to the following website:


ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, Program Officer, ALCTS Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or


Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.

ALSC Executive Committee (Association for Library Services to Children)

Online Doc 2017 ALSC Executive Committee Fall Meeting Documents

by Marsha Burgess (staff) on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 02:23 pm


Below you will find the ALSC Executive Committee meeting agenda and documents for the Fall meeting which will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Chicago, IL at ALA Headquarters.

*Fall Executive DRAFT Committee Agenda

Consent Agenda:


Below you will find the ALSC Executive Committee meeting agenda and documents for the Fall meeting which will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Chicago, IL at ALA Headquarters.

*Fall Executive DRAFT Committee Agenda

Consent Agenda:

DOC. III a   Management Report
DOC. III b   Continuing Education Report
DOC. III c   Publications Report
DOC. III d   Communications Report
DOC. III e   Membership Report
DOC. III f    Projects & Partnerships Report
DOC. III g   Web Activities Report           
DOC. III h   Awards Program Report
DOC. III i    Draft 2017 Annual Conference Board of Directors Minutes
DOC. III j    President’s Update
DOC. III k   Vice-President’s Update
DOC. III l    Councilor’s Report                                                                                                    


DOC. IV      Approval of 2017 Annual Conference Exec. Comm. Minutes
DOC. V a     FY2017 Third Close Financials                                                                                
DOC. V b     Endowment Summary                                                                                   
DOC. VI      Slate for 2018 Election (CONFIDENTIAL) sent separately
DOC. VII     2020 National Institute Site Selection           
DOC. XII     Board Development and PG Structure                      
DOC. XIII a Strategic Plan                                                                                                 
DOC. XIII b Strategic Plan Implementation Report                                                          
DOC. XIII c Committee September Quarterly Reports (note: many pages 50+)              
DOC. XIII d Exam of Initiatives and External Relationships                                             
DOC. XIII e Appendix A Exam of Initiatives & Projects Comparison                             
DOC. XV      Next Steps in Early Literacy (CONFIDENTIAL) sent separately 

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion International Business Librarian, Edwin Ginn Library at Tufts University

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 01:58 pm

International Business Librarian Job # 17001734


The Edwin Ginn Library at Tufts University is seeking a dynamic and collaborative librarian to join our team in providing research and instructional services for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.


International Business Librarian Job # 17001734


The Edwin Ginn Library at Tufts University is seeking a dynamic and collaborative librarian to join our team in providing research and instructional services for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.


Reporting to the Associate Director for Library Services, the person in this role will provide research support services to graduate students and faculty across a wide variety of subjects including studies in diplomacy, history, and politics, international law and organizations, economics and international business.


The International Business Librarian contributes to the learning environment at Fletcher by designing and delivering instructional workshops; providing consultation services; and developing new services and programs to support teaching, research, and scholarship.  Additionally, this position serves as a liaison to the Masters in International Business (MIB) program and assists students and faculty with the discovery and use of business, economic, financial, and market research data.


About Ginn Library:

The Edwin Ginn Library provides collections, services and technology that anticipate and meet the research and instructional needs of The Fletcher School. The Library maintains a graduate-level research and study environment conducive to exploration, discovery and knowledge creation.


About the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy:

The Fletcher School is the United States’ first professional graduate school of international affairs.  Since 1933 Fletcher’s multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. .


Tufts University is a student-centered research university that cultivates an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. The Edwin Ginn Library is on the Medford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA, and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer.



Required Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.
  • Experience with library resources and tools relevant for business research such as Bloomberg, Euromonitor, OneSource, etc.
  • Minimum of three years of experience working in a research library or similar setting. 
  • Demonstrated teaching ability, and experience preparing instructional materials.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging trends and technologies in business research and scholarship.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to providing outstanding public service in an international and culturally diverse community.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of scholarly communications issues and trends.
  • Experience with citation management tools like Zotero, Endnote, and RefWorks.
  • Familiarity with data analysis techniques and applications for business and economics research.
  • Experience with collection development.
  • Experience building relationships and partnerships with faculty, academic program staff, and other librarians.



Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: Proposed name change of the Value of Academic Libraries Committee

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 10:13 am

The Board is invited to review the Board action regarding the proposed name change of the Value of Academic Libraries Committee, and have discussion during the period of 10/30/17 to 11/5/17.

Please review the attached Board action form regarding the proposed name change of the Value of Academic Libraries Committee and provide feedback using threaded discussions in this ALA Connect post.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the appointment via virtual vote during 11/6/17 to 11/12/17, and confirm its vote at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting.

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion NLM Associate Fellowship Program, National Library of Medicine (MD) (apply by Jan. 26, 2018)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 09:37 am

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: The application deadline for 2018-2019 is January 26, 2018.

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: The application deadline for 2018-2019 is January 26, 2018.

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program is open to U.S. and Canadian library and information science professionals, as well as graduate students completing their degrees. Up to five qualified Associate Fellows may be selected.

Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

When: September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019

Stipend: $54,972; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science 

Qualification Requirements:

  • Master's degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within 2 years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)
  • United States or Canadian citizenship
    Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master's degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.
  • Desirable, but not essential:
    • Work experience in a library or health sciences environment.
    • Demonstrated interest or experience in leadership.


To Apply:

Applications open September 11, 2017.

All applicants must submit an application using an online application system, Zintellect. 

1. Register as a new user here:  Once you have completed and released your Zintellect profile, you can apply to the Associate Fellowship Program.

2. Apply to the Associate Fellowship Program here: 

Only complete applications will be considered.  If you have questions about the application process, send an email to Please refer to the Associate Fellowship Program in your email. 


Application Process and Timeline:

NLM staff review applications in March, invite 10 to 12 applicants to interview in April and May, and make offers to candidates by mid-May. The NLM Associate Fellowship Program year begins September 1 each year and ends August 31 the following year.


Contact Us:

If you have questions about the application process, please contact ORISE:

1299 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830-0117 
Phone: (865) 576-9975
Fax: (865) 574-2846

If you have questions about the interview process or the program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

Kathel Dunn, Program Coordinator 
NLM Associate Fellowship Program
8600 Rockville Pike
Building 38, Room 2N-05, MSC 3818
Bethesda, MD 20894
Phone: (301) 827-4284
Fax: (301) 480-2370

ACRL Board of Directors

Discussion Pre-vote discussion: 11/13/17–11/19/17 Annual Conference Proceedings

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 10:33 am

The Board is invited to review the draft 2017 Annual Conference ACRL Board proceedings, and have discussion during the period of 11/13/17–11/19/17.

Please post comments regarding the draft proceedings using threaded discussion to provide feedback regarding the content. Board members can also email editorial corrections directly to Allison at The draft proceedings are posted as a Word document to allow the use of track changes if significant changes are needed. 

The Board is invited to review the draft 2017 Annual Conference ACRL Board proceedings, and have discussion during the period of 11/13/17–11/19/17.

Please post comments regarding the draft proceedings using threaded discussion to provide feedback regarding the content. Board members can also email editorial corrections directly to Allison at The draft proceedings are posted as a Word document to allow the use of track changes if significant changes are needed. 

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the Annual Conference ACRL Board proceedings via virtual vote during 11/20/17 to 11/30/17 (extended voting period to accommodate for the Thanksgiving holiday), and confirm its vote at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting.

ALA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implementation Working Group (EDI-IWG)

Event EDI-IWG DECEMBER Conference Call

by Jody Gray-IL (staff) on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 01:36 pm

Call start time: 9am PST/ 10am MST/ 11am CST/ 12pm EST 

Toll Free Number 866-801-5789

Participant Passcode 78965432