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ACRL STS Liaisons Committee (Science and Technology Section)

Event STS Liaisons Committee - Business Meetings - July 26 12-1, July 27 2-3

by Virginia Pannabecker on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 03:33 pm

STS Liaisons Committee - Business Meetings

Updated with Minutes added

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 12-1pm, Eastern Time

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2-3pm, Eastern Time (will include a summary of Wednesday for any who can't make that date/time, and may also be used for follow up discussion)

 

STS Liaisons Committee - Business Meetings

Updated with Minutes added

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 12-1pm, Eastern Time

Thursday, July 27, 2017, 2-3pm, Eastern Time (will include a summary of Wednesday for any who can't make that date/time, and may also be used for follow up discussion)

 

Please join us for an STS Liaisons Committee Business meeting. The agenda is attached to this event posting. If you can't make and have questions about STS Liaisons or the STS Liaisons Committee, see the minutes from the meeting when they are posted, visit the STS Liaisons Committee web page: http://www.ala.org/acrl/sts/acr-stslia and/or, contact an STS Liaisons Co-Chair: Virginia (Ginny) Pannabecker at vpannabe@vt.edu, or Michelle Leonard at mleonard@uflib.ufl.edu.

Online Meeting Connection Information (via WebEx)

1.     Connect to meeting room: https://virginiatech.webex.com/meet/GinnyP (Meeting number: 641 278 843)

2.     Join audio: (1) via your computer, or (2) by calling in: +1-415-655-0001 US Toll* / +1-855-749-4750 US toll free / 641 278 843 Access code for audio *Using the toll number works best if calling in via a cell phone.

 

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Public Services Librarian Position at Cornell University

by Neely Tang on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 02:43 pm

Hi All!

This is a great opportunity for a new librarian who is interested in instruction and reference.  Please feel free to reach out to me and ask any questions you might have.

Best,

Neely

 

Public Services Librarian position at Cornell University (WDR-00013759)

Hi All!

This is a great opportunity for a new librarian who is interested in instruction and reference.  Please feel free to reach out to me and ask any questions you might have.

Best,

Neely

 

Public Services Librarian position at Cornell University (WDR-00013759)

Cornell is looking for customer-service focused candidates for the position of Public Services Librarian at the Management Library. The successful candidate will join a team of librarians to provide reference and library instruction support to the students and faculty of the business school. Early career librarians who are passionate about instruction and reference are encouraged to apply.

 

Full job posting below:

 

The Cornell University Management Library is seeking creative, energetic, forward-thinking, and customer-service focused candidates for the position of Public Services Librarian.

The successful candidate will help develop the relationships and services needed to support the success of the faculty, students, and staff of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson), a top-ranked business school. Early career librarians who are passionate about instruction and reference and who want to work collaboratively as part of a close team are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will provide instruction, research, liaison, and outreach services to the Johnson community as one of three librarians in the Management Library. The Management librarians work closely as members of the Business & Hospitality Research Services (BHRS) team, which includes library staff from the School of Hotel Administration. In addition to traditional library services, the Management Library welcomes candidates with a keen eye towards innovative and user-focused programs to promote the library to Johnson students, faculty, and staff.

 

The Public Services Librarian:

    • Designs, teaches, and assesses instruction sessions for the Johnson community, including working with faculty to develop curriculum-integrated instructional programs.
    • Provides direct research assistance to Cornell researchers with business information needs and helps develop lifelong research skills.
    • Contributes actively to team building, goal setting, and long term planning.
    • Cultivates personal subject knowledge and skills through self-directed learning and vendor training, supported by team coaching and mentoring.
    • Collaborates in providing innovative public services that positively impact Johnson and the larger Johnson College of Business community.
    • Participates in Cornell University Library committee work and develops leadership efforts in the same.
    • Enhances the profession at large by assuming leadership positions in professional associations and/or contributing to the expansion of knowledge through professional writing and presentations.

 

Required Qualifications:

    • An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree.
    • Interest in business topics such as organizational behavior, finance, economics, entrepreneurship, and marketing.
    • Passion for teaching and research support.
    • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
    • Evidence of excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills, as well as an ability and desire to work across diverse groups.
    • Customer service mindset.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a service-oriented environment.
    • Willingness to explore the use of new technology or methods in support of achieving goals.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in teaching/instruction.
    • Business research experience.
    • Degree, coursework, or work experience in business, economics, or related fields.

 

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 

Environment: The Management Library works in tandem with librarians from the three schools that make up the Johnson College of Business (JCB) – the School of Hotel Administration, the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. JCB offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate degree offerings and houses a variety of research centers and institutes. JCB strives to mobilize diverse expertise, generate world-class knowledge, inspire students, and impact society in a positive manner.

 

The successful candidate will join a team of seven librarians serving JCB and the greater business information needs of the university. In addition to traditional library services that support the academic and career research needs of JCB, the BHRS team maintain a keen eye towards innovative and user-focused programs to promote library services and resources to the JCB community. We welcome candidates with a strong customer service orientation and an interest in teaching lifelong research skills to current students, faculty, and alumni.

 

One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.

 

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

 

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

 

Application Deadline is March 9, 2018. Please include one document that contains a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references (pdf preferred). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The incoming academic rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

  

Contact Name: Bonnie Bailey

 

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

 

 

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ALA Council

Discussion How Time During Council Sessions Is Used

by Jenna Nemec-Loise on Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 11:47 am

​Good afternoon, Council colleagues and ALA members:
 
Here's the text of the entire statement I'd hoped to read during Council III at Midwinter had time permitted. (I had to abbreviate since three minutes goes by very quickly!)

​Good afternoon, Council colleagues and ALA members:
 
Here's the text of the entire statement I'd hoped to read during Council III at Midwinter had time permitted. (I had to abbreviate since three minutes goes by very quickly!)
 
I hope we can use this statement and the brief discussion we began in Denver to keep the conversation moving forward. I look forward to hearing your thoughts, ideas, and comments.
 
Warmest regards,
 
Jenna Nemec-Loise, ALSC Division Councilor
 


 

How Time During Council Sessions Is Used
 
This issue was raised at both Council Forum I and Council Forum II, but I want to recap the discussion for councilors and members of the audience who were unable to join us for those sessions.
 
I’m ever grateful for the rich discussions we have at conferences. I look forward to both Council meetings and Council forums so we can do our utmost to move the work of the association forward on behalf of our colleagues who elected us. However, I have significant concerns about the current structure of Council meetings and the way we use our time together: We may not be conducting our business in ways that are as effective, transparent, or inclusive as we believe them to be.
 
Council I here in Denver is a prime example. Perhaps due to rich discussion at Council Forum I on the previous evening, we concluded Council business quickly and bumped up our ALA-APA session by a full hour. Rather than waiting until the scheduled ALA-APA time of 10:30 a.m.—a time posted in the scheduler for all Midwinter attendees should they choose to join us—we began at 9:30 a.m. and finished before 10. That’s one full hour earlier than we were scheduled to conclude.
 
On one hand, this seems like a nice problem to have. Concluding business early means we can move on to other things, like visiting the Exhibits floor, networking with colleagues informally, getting coffee and a much-needed break, or running off to that other meeting because you can’t be two places at once. And after all, who wants to extend meetings just to fill up time and say we did?
 
But what else can concluding our business early and outside of scheduled times mean for our membership at large? How does that look, and how may it be perceived by our ALA peers? Here are a few actual perceptions I’ve heard from non-Council members:

  • "Council is a 'rubber stamp' body that operates at the pleasure of the Executive Board."
  • "Council brings up issues and votes on them without discussion that justifies decisions."
  • "Council discussions are secret and don’t actually take place during meetings."
  • "Council is for councilors."
  • "After being invited by a councilor, I went to sit in on a Council session and walked into an empty room."

What does this tell us? Two things, I think: (1) That what is perceived, is; and (2) we can and should do better.
 
We owe it to the members we serve and to ourselves as councilors to examine our current practices and find new ways to demonstrate the purpose, value, and substance of what we do. That starts with making the most of Council meetings and creating opportunities for ALL members—councilors and non-councilors alike—to work, learn, and serve more efficiently, transparently, and inclusively.
 
Here are a few ideas about how to do so generated at Council Forum I, Council Forum II, and in conversations I’ve had with many councilors:

  • Stick to scheduled time slots. If Council business concludes early, don’t bump other sessions up. This would allow interested members to find us and engage with us as they would expect to do per the online scheduler.
  • Conduct the ALA-APA meeting prior to Council I. If Council I ends early, there is no time gap.
  • Make the most of Council meeting time slots. If Council business is concluded early, conduct break-out discussions on pre-arranged or spontaneous topics of relevance to ALA membership. These activities would engage Council and audience members in conversation and demonstrate councilors’ commitment to maximizing our scheduled time working for the benefit of ALA and our membership.
  • Build on the success of yesterday’s Council II meeting. Rather than making time for break-out sessions only if Council ends early, be intentional about creating member engagement opportunities, adding at least one conversation to the Council agenda at each conference.
  • Move to suspend Roberts Rules of Order for discussion items. Parliamentary procedure is vital when it comes to making motions, putting forward resolutions, and taking votes, and I’m grateful for that process. However, agreeing to speak more informally during discussion may help conversation evolve more naturally and provide broader entry points for those who are reluctant to speak under more formal constraints.
  • Move one Council forum to a morning time slot. This slot could fill the time that remains if a Council session ends early, or it could be scheduled as a separate time slot immediately following a Council session. Since not all councilors are able to attend evening forums, having a morning option may increase forum attendance, engage a broader community, and minimize the perception that Council conducts business or conversation in secret.
  • Duplicate Council Forum discussions on the Council floor. This is perhaps the most critical area where each and every one of us can improve immediately. Let’s say what we say in forum during Council I, II, and III. Not only will duplicating our discussions on the Council floor make them a matter of record, we could also minimize the feelings of disenfranchisement many of our councilors and non-councilors feel when they are unable to attend forum sessions. (And I echo the thanks to LITA Councilor Aaron Dobbs for recording our forum notes and making sure they’re posted for everyone.)

If we are to evolve ALA and improve our organizational effectiveness, we as Council must model what that looks like—now. If time allows this morning, I ask our Council colleagues to join me in discussing the issue of how Council uses time during conference meetings. Please repeat all the feedback, ideas, and questions you shared during Council Forum I and Council Forum II here in Denver. If time does not allow, let’s continue the conversation on the Council listserv.
 
Lastly, I extend my deep thanks to ALA President Jim Neal for his immediate attention to the issues I’ve raised here when I expressed them after Council I and for taking swift action at this Midwinter Meeting to make Council sessions more effective, transparent, and inclusive.
 
Thank you for your time and attention to this important issue.

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ACRL ULS (University Libraries Section)

Discussion ACRL ULS Evidence Based Practices Discussion Group ALA Midwinter 2018 Presentation Files

by Chad Pearson on Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 03:34 pm

Hi all,

Here are the file handouts we discussed for EBPDG at ALA Midwinter 2018, as well as notes on the presentations. Thank you to all of our wonderful presenters and those in attendance.

Thanks,

Chad

ACRL Leadership Discussion Group

Discussion Webinar: A Conversation With Library Leaders Series (Part II)

by Raymond Pun on Sun, Feb 18, 2018 at 01:53 am

Webinar: A Conversation with Library Leaders (Part II)


Date/Time:
 3/22/2018, Thursday at 9-10 am PST / 11 am - 12 pm CST / 12-1 pm EST 
 
Featured Speakers:

Webinar: A Conversation with Library Leaders (Part II)


Date/Time:
 3/22/2018, Thursday at 9-10 am PST / 11 am - 12 pm CST / 12-1 pm EST 
 
Featured Speakers:

  • Pearl Ly, Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Palomar College
  • Kate Cordes, Assistant Director for Maps, Local History and Genealogy, NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
  • Oscar Lanza-Galindo, Executive Director of Greenfield Community Television

 
Summary: In this Q&A format, three library leaders will share their experiences working in corporate, research and academic institutions as managers. Hear some of their best advice on becoming a library leader and how they foster a culture of innovation in their institutions.  Anyone interested in academic/research, public and/or corporate library leadership is welcome to attend. The webinar will also be recorded, archived and shared. 

 

Webinar RSVP Link:  https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5e7b4686d03dd414f5b72b3c8e1a1f4f  

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ACRL Standards Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Discussion ACRL Standards Committee Meeting Agenda for 2018 ALA Midwinter Meetings in Denver, CO

by Amanda Xu on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 02:24 pm

This is the public announcement of ACRL Standards Committee (SC) Meeting Agenda for 2018 ALA Midwinter Meetings in Denver, CO.  SC will meet Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 pm MST in Sheraton Denver, 1550 Court Place, Room Governor’s Sq 12.  If internet connection is available, we will be joined virtually by Scott and Nancy via Google Hangouts.  We will discuss the following topics:

This is the public announcement of ACRL Standards Committee (SC) Meeting Agenda for 2018 ALA Midwinter Meetings in Denver, CO.  SC will meet Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 pm MST in Sheraton Denver, 1550 Court Place, Room Governor’s Sq 12.  If internet connection is available, we will be joined virtually by Scott and Nancy via Google Hangouts.  We will discuss the following topics:

  1. Introduction (5 minutes)
  2. Meeting recorder volunteer? (5 minutes)
  3. Review SC Charge (Chapter 14.2.1), Tasks of the Standards Committee (Chapter 14.2.3) and Procedures of Standards Committee (Chapter 14.4), available from  http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies/chapter14  (10 minutes)
  4. Progress report on annual Work Plan for SC (5 minutes)
  5. Discussions:
    1. Status updates on Tracking Sheet Assignments – all members (10 minutes)
    2. Identifying which standards and guidelines are overdue, which ones are due now, and which ones are due in the coming year (10 minutes)
    3. Listing and color coding standards and guidelines that are due to start their revision process (30 minutes)
    4. Strategies to contact committees or task forces and seek guidance from the ACRL Board (5 minutes)
    5. Virtual check-in, e.g. frequency (5 minutes)
  6. Others? (10 minutes)

One of the key outcomes of this meeting is to come up with list of standards and guidelines that are due to start their revision process.  That's why it takes 30 minutes.  I hope every SC member will be able to attend the meeting.  Please bring your own copy of the meeting agenda and the tracking sheet that I sent out to you before New Year.

Looking forward to seeing you in Denver or connecting you virtually via Google Handouts!

 

Amanda

 

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Amanda Xu

Chair, ACRL Standards Committee

 

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