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Discussion Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian, University of Southern California

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 02:37 pm

Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian (#344)

University of Southern California

Requisition ID: 20056606

https://libraries.usc.edu/sites/default/files/344_social_behavioral_scie...

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian (#344)

University of Southern California

Requisition ID: 20056606

https://libraries.usc.edu/sites/default/files/344_social_behavioral_scie...

 

POSITION SUMMARY The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented librarian to develop library services across the disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Reporting to the Head of Education and Social Work Library Services, the successful candidate will have the initiative and commitment to develop transformative research services and disciplinary outreach geared toward current and emerging research and pedagogical needs in the social and behavioral sciences, and in support of the USC Libraries vision, mission, values, and initiatives. This position requires a commitment to developing student-focused services and a combination of skills and confidence that will contribute to 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application website: https://facultypositions.usc.edu/FAS/application/position?postingId=REQ2... 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 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Conservator, University System of Georgia - Georgia Archives

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 02:30 pm

The USG is now accepting applications for a Conservator for the Georgia Archives. This is a supervisory position responsible for overseeing the Conservation Lab and collections care of the Georgia Archives. The position generally possesses authority to coordinate work, supervise and train staff, conduct preservation treatments, provide information and guidance, plan and conduct educational workshops and presentations. 

The USG is now accepting applications for a Conservator for the Georgia Archives. This is a supervisory position responsible for overseeing the Conservation Lab and collections care of the Georgia Archives. The position generally possesses authority to coordinate work, supervise and train staff, conduct preservation treatments, provide information and guidance, plan and conduct educational workshops and presentations. 

http://usg.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=27677&job=conservator 

Title: Conservator 
Job Category: Staff 
Description:  MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Supervise all functions and operations of Preservation Services, including Conservation Lab and staff;
  • Plan, perform, and document basic and complex conservation treatments for a broad range of materials including books, manuscripts, maps, prints, drawings and works on paper and make recommendations to public and private agencies as well as Archives patrons;
  • Collaborate with archivists and others to establish annual priorities for conservation;
  • Coordinate preventative care, including disaster preparedness and response, pest management, and environmental monitoring programs;
  • Collect and analyze data and recommend best practices for protecting and preserving the collections;
  • Assist in state emergency planning and response, including advising state and local institutions, maintaining GEMA ESF-11 designation, and participating in statewide initiatives for emergency preparedness;
  • Make recommendations for program budget;
  • Serve on internal committees related to primary job assignment;
  • Participate in appropriate professional and scholarly associations and organizations;
  • Maintain up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary duties as well as maintain general knowledge of current trends in higher education and information and educational technology;
  • Assist with installation of Archives exhibits including recommending protective exhibit practices;
  • Train Archives staff in conservation treatments to repair, reformat, and rehouse records;
  • Manage preservation grants, including application, funding, staff assignments, and reporting;
  • Manage conservation internship program;
  • Create and give presentations, workshops, training, and tours relating to duties.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • A Master's degree in Conservation, Library Science (from ALA-accredited program), or related field with specialized training in conservation and at least two years of related experience in a conservation lab setting, including in the complex treatment of paper based collections or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year of experience in supervision, including orienting and training employees, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling, and taking disciplinary action as necessary.
  • Candidates selected for onsite interviews must provide a portfolio demonstrating complex conservation treatments on a wide range of book and paper materials.

 PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Five years of experience in preservation operations in a large archives including preservation reformatting and exhibit preparation.
  • Three years of experience in supervision.

Location: State Archives 
Regular/Temporary: Regular 
Minimum Hiring Salary: $67,125 (Commensurate with education and experience) 
Hours Per Week: 40 
Required Documents Message: Cover Letter, Other, Resume 
  
To apply visit: http://usg.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=27677&job=conservator 

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Discussion Family Engagement Librarian, Gail Borden (IL) Library (apply by April 9)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 01:17 pm

Gail Borden Library, Elgin, IL
Family Engagement Librarian 

Do you know popular kids’ books from Willems to Telgemeierto to Riordan? Do you enjoy engaging families with meaningful programs and fun activities? Do you have a keen interest in fostering and promoting services for families?

Gail Borden Library, Elgin, IL
Family Engagement Librarian 

Do you know popular kids’ books from Willems to Telgemeierto to Riordan? Do you enjoy engaging families with meaningful programs and fun activities? Do you have a keen interest in fostering and promoting services for families?

We are seeking a visionary librarian to engage and inspire our multi-generational families! We’d like you to help us take our family programming to a new level. Gail Borden Pubic Library District is an award-winning, cutting-edge library district with a culturally diverse population of 147,000 residents. The Family Engagement Librarian will collaborate with our other librarians across our three locations to create a vision for family services throughout the district.  This position also assists in administering our Battle of the Books program throughout our large school district. In this position, you’ll be part of a collaborative team of 7 librarians along with Associates in our busy, fun, and creative group.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited school
  • Extensive knowledge of children’s literature
  • Must be passionate about working with families and have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to communicate well with children and adults
  • Highly developed organizational and project management skills
  • Familiarity with technology trends such as 3D printing, Apple TV, and educational technologies (i.e. Ozobots, etc)
  • Ability to work collaboratively and be able to adapt to changing work situations and job requirements
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations
  • Must be able to drive a vehicle and hold a valid driver’s license
  • Public library experience desirable   
  • Spanish language speaking skills, a plus

Full-time, exempt position (37.5 hours per week); must be available to work days, evenings & weekends

Salary: $50,037.00 + Excellent Benefits Package

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 9, 2018  or Until Job is Filled

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Employment Application to jobs@gailborden.infoor to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. A link to the Employment Application is found on the library’s website, www.gailborden.info.

Click Here to Apply

Library Website:  www.gailborden.info

What matters to the community matters to the Gail Borden Library. We believe in the value of connecting with others. Get a better understanding of who we are and what we do by reading about our library culture. To find out more, click here.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Research Data Management Librarian, York University (apply by April 20)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Research Data Management Librarian – Continuing Appointment

Open Scholarship Department (Steacie Science & Engineering Library)

York University Libraries

 

Research Data Management Librarian – Continuing Appointment

Open Scholarship Department (Steacie Science & Engineering Library)

York University Libraries

 

York University Libraries (YUL) seeks a dynamic and innovative individual with strong leadership potential to advance York University Libraries’ research data management portfolio in support of the research community across campus.

 

York University offers a world-class, modern, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada's most multicultural city. York is a centre of innovation, with a thriving community of over 60,000 students, faculty and staff who challenge the ordinary and deliver the unexpected.

 

The successful candidate will be a member of the new Research and Open Scholarship division and will report to the Director for Open Scholarship. The incumbent will lead the development of a research data management program on campus and will coordinate ongoing support in this area within a team-based environment. The incumbent will work collegially with departmental members to advance the wider responsibilities of the Open Scholarship Department.

 

The Open Scholarship Department advances strategic areas of library-wide expertise including coordination of campus liaison, outreach, and education activities related to research impact, open access, and open data. It provides licensing/copyright expertise to campus researchers on issues related to scholarly publishing and promotes the dissemination of YUL- and campus-created scholarship.

 

Working collegially with staff in the Steacie Science and Engineering Library, the successful incumbent also sits in the Health, Science and Engineering disciplinary team. In this capacity, the incumbent will actively contribute to the Health, Science and Engineering disciplinary cluster in the provision of disciplinary liaison support for the sciences particularly in the physical sciences, the Division of Natural Science and the Department of Science and Technology Studies. The candidate will also participate in project and committee work for the Libraries and the university, and in external cooperative and professional activities. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.

 

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

 

- an ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent with graduation year of 2007 or later;

- academic background in the physical sciences or equivalent library professional or work experience in these subject areas;

- demonstrated leadership capacity and evidence of building effective working relationships with institutional colleagues;

- demonstrated understanding of liaison supports for the sciences inclusive of information literacy, scholarly communications, and research support needs in the sciences;

- demonstrated understanding of relevant information sources in chemistry, physics, astronomy, and science and technology studies;

- demonstrated understanding of disciplinary research cultures including scholarly communication, publishing trends and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers;

- understanding of the changing role of academic libraries in higher education and an ability to envision innovative and creative methods of integrating and employing digital technologies;

- experience with advancing scholarly communications initiatives or new programmatic areas and engaging stakeholders in these developments;

- leadership capacity to develop research data management initiatives across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data;

- aptitude for creating metadata and working with digital repositories;

- promise of record of research, publication and professional development;

- strong public service philosophy;

- evidence of professional initiative;

- demonstrated project management skills and ability to balance work priorities;

- excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills;

- demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and work effectively in a fluid institutional environment; and

- ability to work collegially and effectively with a diverse population of colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.

 

This is a continuing appointment at the Assistant Librarian level available from 1 July 2018. York offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and an exceptional benefits package. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

 

Librarians at York University have academic status and are members of the York University Faculty Association bargaining unit (http://www.yufa.ca/).

 

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at http://www.yorku.ca/acadjobs/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

 

People with disabilities and Aboriginal people are priorities in the York University Libraries Affirmative Action Plan and are especially encouraged to apply. Consideration will also be given to those who have followed non-traditional career paths or had career interruptions.

 

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/.  Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and Affirmative Action can be found.

 

York University resources include centres relating to gender equity, race and ethnic relations, sexual harassment, human rights, and wellness. York University encourages attitudes of respect and non-discrimination toward persons of all ethnic and religious groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

 

Deadline for complete applications is April 20, 2018.

 

A letter of application with a current curriculum vitæ and contact information for three references should be sent to:

 

Chair, Research Data Management Librarian Search Committee

York University Libraries

516 Scott Library

4700 Keele St.

Toronto, ON

M3J 1P3

Fax: (416) 736-5451

Email: yulapps@yorku.ca

 

Reference letters will only be requested for shortlisted candidates. Interviews will be scheduled May 17 through May 25, 2018.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Liaison Librarian, Grand Valley State University (apply by April 13)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 12:32 pm

Liaison Librarian

jobs.gvsu.edu

Grand Valley State University Libraries seeks inclusive, user-oriented, and collegial applicants for a liaison librarian position. The incumbent will partner with undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Movement Science, Physics, and Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI). These departments are housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Liaison Librarian

jobs.gvsu.edu

Grand Valley State University Libraries seeks inclusive, user-oriented, and collegial applicants for a liaison librarian position. The incumbent will partner with undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Movement Science, Physics, and Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI). These departments are housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

 

Liaison librarians at GVSU provide library instruction, collection development, and scholarly communications outreach in their assigned areas.  They offer consultations for instructional and research services tailored to the needs of diverse students and faculty in liaison departments. They will demonstrate a commitment to student success, an understanding of the liberal education mission and the ability to work collaboratively and independently within a dynamic team-based organization.

 

This is a tenure-track, 12-month appointment. This position reports to the Head of Liberal Arts Programs and is located on GVSU’s Allendale campus. GVSU librarians are full members of the university faculty; as such they must possess the potential to fulfill the University Libraries’ requirements for promotion and tenure, are expected to engage in scholarship and professional development, and contribute service to the institution, including faculty governance.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Required Qualifications: Master of Information and/or Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution; ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment; strong commitment to public service. 

 

Preferred

Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Movement Science, Physics; knowledge with collection development; experience developing and delivering instructional programming; experience using and teaching research databases; ability to learn and use new instructional technologies.

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

A complete position description, as well as required qualifications and application information, can be found at [jobs.gvsu.edu]jobs.gvsu.edu. Please submit a current CV or resume, cover letter and list of three professional references when applying.  Application deadline is on April 13, 2018. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.  GVSU librarians enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including support for professional development.

 

Grand Valley State University Libraries is a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award and a member of the ACRL Diversity AllianceGrand Valley State University is a public four-year comprehensive university located in west Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 22,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of over one million, is rich in cultural amenities, and in easy driving distance of superb summer and winter recreational venues. For more information visit our FAQ: https://gvsu.edu/library/hiring

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ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee

Online Doc ULS Academic Outreach January 2018 Meeting Notes

by Rosan Mitola on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm

ULS Academic Outreach January 2018 Meeting Notes:

Attendees: Kristen Mastel, Chris Davidson, Barb Eshbach, Annah Hackett, Beth Roszkowski, Rosan Mitola, Amy Wainwright, Cat Silvers

Announcement: If your committee term is ending this June, and you want to be reappointed, remember to fill out the committee volunteer form. Terms and the list of committee members can be viewed here.

ULS Academic Outreach January 2018 Meeting Notes:

Attendees: Kristen Mastel, Chris Davidson, Barb Eshbach, Annah Hackett, Beth Roszkowski, Rosan Mitola, Amy Wainwright, Cat Silvers

Announcement: If your committee term is ending this June, and you want to be reappointed, remember to fill out the committee volunteer form. Terms and the list of committee members can be viewed here.

1. Feedback on fall discussions--what went well, what worked, what should we do differently?

Tech issues:

  • Sending out the wrong link

  • Instructions seem ok, no issues

2. Thoughts on Civic Engagement session and running it as open versus closed and how the discussions went?

  • We reviewed the feedback from attendees. One suggestion was to create a series about this topic. The committee discussed the suggestion and do not think we should create a series at this time. We could certainly offer a series in the future, but we want to move on to other topics, especially since we ran the same topic twice in a row.

  • Amy suggested that the discussion seemed to talk around the topic we had originally planned - that it ended up focusing more on community engagement

  • We discussed whether we should remove the first Civic Engagement session. Since we advertised the session as being recorded, the group agreed we should keep it up and posted.

3. Setting up Spring 2018 discussions

  • Due to repeating Civic Engagement, we adjusted the schedule for the following:

    • How to Advocate for Outreach Efforts (January 2018)

    • Outreach on a Budget (or lack thereof) (March 2018)

    • Reaching Adjuncts, Grads and Post Docs (May 2018)

  • See your volunteer commitments for January, and please sign up for positions for March and May here (if possible by Fri, January 12).

    • Note: We need a facilitator for January to start working on the intro and questions. Please share these with the other facilitators and the rest of the committee for feedback / suggestions.

4. We will not be meeting at ALA Midwinter, and today’s meeting should set us up fully for spring.

5. ALA Annual Schedule update - Beth & Rosan requested a Saturday afternoon meeting.  

  • Please think about ideas for a discussion to be held at the meeting. Instead of dedicating the entire meeting to committee business, we want to offer a conversation for people coming on the committee and/or those interested in what we’re all about.

  • One suggestion: potentially use a roundtable discussion from the past - revisiting an older topic, and use those as a conversation / example of what the roundtables are all about

As a reminder, please email suggestions or questions to Beth & Rosan

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head of Collection Management Services, California State University, Sacramento (apply by April 30)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 11:57 am

Head of Collection Management Services

https://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/2972

 

Head of Collection Management Services

https://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/2972

 

Job Title Head of Collection Management Services
Job Code 2920-Librarian 12 month
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Associate Librarian
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Library Dept
Hiring Department Summary

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-thinking mission and vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of around 27 library faculty, 30 staff and approximately 20 FTEstudent assistants.

Essential Duties

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Digital Technologies and Resource Management, the Head of Collection Management Services provides dynamic, progressive leadership to the department. The head oversees departmental activities such as collections management and purchasing, licensing, facilitating access to licensed content, discovery services, cataloging of materials in all formats and physical processing of materials. The incumbent will be expected use Ex Libris’ Alma/Primo which is used by all 23 Libraries in the CSU System. Additionally, the position:
• Provides effective supervision and leadership for the department while fostering a work environment that coaches and mentors employees in a manner that contributes to their individual career goals, the profession, and the organization.

• Supervises operations for cataloging and processing of print and non-print resources, special collections/rare books, government documents, including monographs, serials, and databases.

• Oversees the collection budget, approval plan profiles, license information, collection policies, gifts, and other fiscal resources in consultation with library faculty.

• Leads and manages acquisitions activities including purchasing, licensing, and facilitating access to licensed content.

• Conducts regular assessments of departmental services, workflows, and operations.

• Assists in developing effective reports and messaging for other library and university administrators to understand the library’s materials budget needs.

• Determines priorities for processing and preservation of materials.

• Responsible for metadata support for the library’s scholarly communication program.

• Acts as the library’s liaison to the CSU Affordable Learning Solutions program.

Required Qualifications

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in information/library science or international equivalent.
• Minimum five years of successful and increasingly responsible professional experience in collection development or cataloging services.
• Strong knowledge in BOTH of the following areas with expertise in one: 
1) Cataloging: performing original and complex copy cataloging applying knowledge of cataloging standards such as RDA, LC/PCC PS, LCCLCSH, MARC21, AACR2, CONSER, and authority control; 
2) Collections: collection development in an academic research library, including knowledge of current and emerging trends.
• Ability to provide leadership and vision for Collection Management Services.
• Experience with budget planning and expenditure analysis.
• Demonstrated ability to coach, mentor, and supervise library personnel.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. 
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, vendor cataloging services, authority control services, and automated routines for bibliographic maintenance.
• Experience working with institutional repositories, digital libraries, and/or finding aids.
• Experience with Ex Libris Alma and Primo.
• Awareness of current practice, research, and trends in library scholarly communications.
• Experience working in a consortial environment.
• Experience working in a union environment.
• Record of professional service and scholarly accomplishments.

Posting Detail Information

 

Posting Number F0064P
Anticipated Start Date Summer 2018
Initial Application Review 04/30/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO APPLY TO THIS POSTING CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POSTING UNDER “Documents Needed to Apply”.
In your Diversity Statement, please address the following: As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching and working environment for all. What contributions are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary environment? What have you learned working with diverse populations? Please limit your response to 500 words.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html.

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding 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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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ACRL IS Management and Leadership Committee (Instruction Section)

Online Doc Webinar: Be Your Own Mentor: Take Control of your Professional Development

by Emily Carlin on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 11:09 am

The ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee is excited to announce the first in our series of three online professional development opportunities of interest to instruction coordinators and librarians with instruction responsibilities.

Be Your Own Mentor: Take Control of your Professional Development:

Recording Date02/22/2018 1:02PM CST

The ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee is excited to announce the first in our series of three online professional development opportunities of interest to instruction coordinators and librarians with instruction responsibilities.

Be Your Own Mentor: Take Control of your Professional Development:

Recording Date02/22/2018 1:02PM CST

Recording:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/pjzcgra7y9qt/

Description:

Finding a mentor who works well for you can be both challenging and frustrating. Mentor-mentee matching programs are a great idea and work beautifully for some librarians in specific contexts. What happens when you outgrow, mismatch or need specialized or temporal mentoring? How do you understand the scope of your need? How do you get to the "why" behind building this relationship?

In this program, audience members will assess their resources and needs, develop a short list of possible mentors for those needs, identify their personal goals and what they hope to provide a mentor through this relationship. Further, audience members will consider how to build an effective relationship with both accountability and an assessment plan to help both the mentor and mentee understand if goals have been met. Finally, time will be given to ensure audience members consider how best to share the skills and understanding they acquire through this relationship.

Presenters: Mandy Havert is the graduate outreach services librarian with the Hesburgh Libraries at the University of Notre Dame. Her experience as both staff and faculty in more than two decades of professional work and activities has formed her thoughts and directions about mentorships and how to get the most where it’s needed.
Wendy Doucette is an Assistant Professor and the Graduate Research and Instruction Librarian at East Tennessee State University. Formally trained as an Engineering Manager at Lucent Technologies, Wendy teaches reality-based time management and self-marketing.

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 10:22 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Metadata

Session 3: May 21 - June 29, 2018

This six-week course is an introduction to fundamental concepts of metadata, including:

  • Similarities and differences between cataloging and metadata

  • Descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata schema

  • Content standards and controlled vocabularies

  • Approaches to metadata creation and transformation

  • Metadata project design

Instructors

  • Ivey Glendon, Manager for Metadata Analysis & Design, University of Virginia Library

  • Jennifer Roper, Interim Senior Director for Collections Access & Discovery, University of Virginia Library

See the Fundamentals of Metadata website for more information.

Fee

$139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

How to Register

To register, complete theonline form orregister by mail.

Registration Deadline

Registration for each course is limited to 20 people. For courses that are not sold out, online and fax registration ends at 12 noon CDT on the Monday before the course begins. Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by two Mondays prior to the course start date.

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

by Jeremy Myntti on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 10:19 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

Session 2: May 14 - June 22, 2018

This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will introduce key concepts in collection assessment including:

  • the definition of collection assessment,

  • techniques and tools,

  • assessment of print and electronic collections, and

  • project design and management.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • describe the fundamental aspects of collection assessment

  • understand the various collection assessment methods and tools, including both qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • design and implement a collection assessment project

  • perform a collection assessment of print resources

  • complete a collection assessment of electronic resources

Instructors:

  • Ginger Williams, Head of Acquisitions, Texas State University

  • Alison M. Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University

  • Teresa Negrucci, Collection Assessment and Development Librarian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Miranda Bennett, Head of Liaison Services for Collections & Research Support, University of Houston

  • Erika Ripley, E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Kristin Calvert, Head of Content Organization and Management, Western Carolina University

  • Posie Aagaard, Assistant Dean for Collections, University of Texas at San Antonio

Registration Fees: $139 ALCTS Member and  $169 Non-member

For additional details, registration links, and contact information see: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fca/ol_templ

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org. For all other questions or comments related to web courses, contact Megan Dougherty at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org.

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