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Discussion Information & Education Librarian, Rutgers University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 03:58 pm

LIBRARIAN III – Information & Education Librarian

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Librarian III – Information and Education Librarian for the Rutgers University Libraries at Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences.

LIBRARIAN III – Information & Education Librarian

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Librarian III – Information and Education Librarian for the Rutgers University Libraries at Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences.

Reporting to the Associate Director and Medical Education Coordinator, works as member of a team of librarians in support of the academic, clinical and research needs of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences faculty, staff and students. The primary focus of the position is providing high level reference, instruction, outreach and consultation services. Develops instruction, teaches classes and workshops, provides one-to-one consultations with faculty, residents and students, both on-site and virtually, using appropriate technologies.

The Robert Wood Johnson Library of the Health Sciences, located in the heart of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s clinical campus in New Brunswick, serves the students across all four years, those in graduate medical education programs, and a broad range of faculty in the basic and clinical sciences. In addition, the library serves the academic and clinical programs of the other RBHS schools in New Brunswick / Piscataway including the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy.

For more information, and to apply, please visit:
http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/48362

 

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Discussion Pre-vote discussion: 7/18/17 to 7/23/17 AU/CAU SLIS Resolution

by Allison Payne-IL (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 09:23 am

The Board is invited to review the draft resolution honoring the Atlanta University/Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies, and have discussion during the period of 7/18/17 to 7/23/17. Please note the expedited discussion and voting timeline.

Please post comments regarding the draft resolution using threaded discussion to provide feedback regarding the content.

Following the discussion period, the Board will vote on the draft resolution via virtual vote during 7/24/17 to 7/27/17 and confirm its vote at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting.

Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT)

File DraftSustainRTAnnual-Report2016_2017

by Rene Tanner on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 01:46 pm

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Discussion Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida (apply by Aug 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 12:06 pm

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES

ASSOCIATE DEAN AND FACKLER DIRECTOR, HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER LIBRARIES 

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES

ASSOCIATE DEAN AND FACKLER DIRECTOR, HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER LIBRARIES 

The Smathers Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries (Director). The Director is a faculty position that provides leadership and vision for the Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL), which is comprised of the Health Science Center Library in Gainesville and the Borland Library in Jacksonville. The Director is responsible for the management of the HSCL, and contributes to the leadership of the Smathers Libraries as an Associate Dean. The Director also serves in an ex officio leadership role in the UF Health Science Center (HSC). The HSCL Organization Chart is available at http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/IR00010026/00001.

The Director ensures that the HSCL achieve their mission to serve the six colleges of the HSC and the associated centers, institutes, hospitals and clinics, as well as to provide appropriate community services. In order to fulfill this mission, the Director routinely consults and actively engages with the Sr. Vice President of Health Affairs and other senior leadership in UF Health.

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching decisions; consequently the Fackler Director will lead or serve on various teams. To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Director will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities.

We encourage candidates to apply for the Director position as a tenure track Associate University or University Librarian (job requisition #502875) or non-tenure track Associate In or Senior Associate In Libraries (job requisition #502883). This is one position but two postings. As a library faculty member, the Fackler Director will contribute to the profession via research and service. If hired at the rank of Associate University Librarian or University Librarian, the Director will be expected to achieve tenure. The tenure and promotion criteria for the HSCL are available in the Libraries Career Development Handbook.

The position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. The preliminary schedule for screening interviews is mid-September 2017, so candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by no later than Friday, August 25, 2017.

For the full Position Vacancy Announcement and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage.

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

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office.

 

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Discussion Instructional Design Librarian, Touro College and University System

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:58 am

Instructional Design Librarian if anyone is looking for a job in the NYC area: https://touro.peopleadmin.com/postings/1526

Position Number 1S8587
Job Description
In collaboration with the Library Information Literacy Director, the Instructional Design Librarian will interact with students and faculty, and participate in creating an active instructional program. The librarian will teach both on ground and online classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Instructional Design Librarian if anyone is looking for a job in the NYC area: https://touro.peopleadmin.com/postings/1526

Position Number 1S8587
Job Description
In collaboration with the Library Information Literacy Director, the Instructional Design Librarian will interact with students and faculty, and participate in creating an active instructional program. The librarian will teach both on ground and online classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Job Duties
Teaches information literacy and research skills classes in face-to-face and online learning environments, including a semester course
Develops lesson plans, tutorials and videos
Manages the library’s Social Media platforms
Assists in incorporating information literacy into the curriculum
Assists in assessing students’ information literacy skills
Occasional evening hours
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications
Education, Preparation, and Training
Degree Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited institution
At least __2_______years of instruction experience in an academic library

Skills
Experience working with a diverse student and faculty population
Understanding the emerging technologies and their applications in an academic library environment
Demonstrated knowledge of learning theory and information literacy trends
Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Familiarity with learning management systems, such as Blackboard
Familiarity with web conferencing software, such as Adobe Connect or Zoom
Skilled in creating and maintaining content management systems, such as LibGuides
Creativity, flexibility and the ability to work in a team based environment is important
Experience in instructional design, web and multimedia technologies, including production tools like Camtasia is preferred

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Discussion Assistant Professor, Emporia State University Libraries (apply by July 24)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:52 am

The Emporia State University Libraries and Archives at http://library.emporia.edu invites energetic, innovative, and creative individuals to apply for the position of Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian. This position is tenure-track at the level of Assistant Professor. The Librarian reports to the Head of Systems and Technical Services and to the Dean, University Libraries and Archives.

The Emporia State University Libraries and Archives at http://library.emporia.edu invites energetic, innovative, and creative individuals to apply for the position of Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian. This position is tenure-track at the level of Assistant Professor. The Librarian reports to the Head of Systems and Technical Services and to the Dean, University Libraries and Archives. To see the full position description follow this link. http://www.emporia.edu/humres/jobs/unclassified/18/001/assistant-professor/

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Discussion Internship, Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center (apply by July 25)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:49 am

Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center is offering an internship for undergraduate or graduate students to help with processing archival materials from Oregon Tilth, a leading nonprofit certifier, educator and advocate for organic agriculture and products since 1974. These recently acquired records from Oregon Tilth will help illuminate the history of organic and sustainable agriculture and certification in Oregon.  Expected duration of the internship: August 1 – October 23, 2017. Approx. hours worked per week 10-12 hours for 13-15 weeks (150 hours total).

Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center is offering an internship for undergraduate or graduate students to help with processing archival materials from Oregon Tilth, a leading nonprofit certifier, educator and advocate for organic agriculture and products since 1974. These recently acquired records from Oregon Tilth will help illuminate the history of organic and sustainable agriculture and certification in Oregon.  Expected duration of the internship: August 1 – October 23, 2017. Approx. hours worked per week 10-12 hours for 13-15 weeks (150 hours total). $12.50 per hour.  Must be able to work in Corvallis, during normal business hours (8 am -5 pm Monday - Friday). For more details and the application, see: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/hr/postings/46499. Closing date: July 25, 2017. 

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Discussion Young Adult Librarian - Evanston Public Library

by Jose Ruiz on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:30 am
Location 
US-IL-Evanston
Job Type 
Regular Full-Time
Department 
Evanston Public Library
Location 
US-IL-Evanston
Job Type 
Regular Full-Time
Department 
Evanston Public Library
Salary 
$27.656 - $35.417/hour
Posted Date 
7/17/2017
Job Closing Date 
7/30/2017

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9-5 or 10-6pm, two Saturdays a month, one Sunday a Month

 

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

The Teen Services team at EPL is looking for an enthusiastic candidate, who is eager to share their knowledge and skills. This candidate should be a self-starter, highly motivated and always willing to learn new skills. This position will oversee in house programming for teens in grades 6-12 at the Main Library. Programs could focus on craft projects, 3D printing, robotics and more.

In 2018 the Main location of the Evanston Public Library will begin a full renovation, which includes moving and expanding the current teen space. A computer training lab, learning lab and digital media lab will also be in the same area as the teen space. This position will work closely with staff in those spaces and may collaborate with them on programming for patrons of all different ages.

There are no residency restrictions for this position. Many pension plans of Chicagoland libraries cooperate within the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, which is the pension plan for EPL.

To Apply: https://careers-cityofevanston.icims.com/jobs/1235/librarian-i-%E2%80%93-young-adult/jobmobile=false&width=969&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300 

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

  •  Plans, presents, and evaluates innovative hands-on programming for teens, parents, caregivers and educators. Programming can relate to or include science, technology, engineering, the arts or math and other activities that will appeal to young adults.
  • May work on developing programming rooted in the Maker Movement philosophy.
  • May plan and lead a small number of adult technology classes after Main Library renovations.
  • Assists library users, primarily teens, with the use of library materials, services, equipment and facilities, including help in accessing online resources and downloading library media.
  • May assist with school and community outreach/engagement for teens.
  • Staffs Teen Loft service desk and other public desks as needed.
  • Interviews patrons carefully to determine what information is required and provides clear, accurate and timely answers to all patron inquiries. This may include; using reference books, periodicals, and electronic resources.  
  • Updates website with event information and creates promotional materials for teen programs.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the Library’s teen and adult collections and electronic resources, keeping abreast of industry trends and innovations. Reads, listens to, and views a wide variety of teen literature and media.
  • May select materials for, and maintains, assigned area(s) of the collection.
  • Develops and maintains recommended booklists and resource guides for teens.
  • Serves as senior staff member in charge of the Teen area, and may serve as staff member in charge in the absence of the Young Adult Services Supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • This position requires a Masters degree in Library and Information Science. At least one year of experience working with teens is required.
  • Considerable knowledge of teen literature and authors, graphic novels, films, music, and games. Must be fluent with social media and personal technologies currently in use among young adults.
  • Experience and interest in any of the following areas: music and video creation and editing, graphic design, computer animation, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related activities (robotics, computer programming 3-D printing etc.): public speaking and creative writing desired.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of customers and staff throughout the Library, as well as outside the organization.
  • Spanish Language proficiency is highly desirable.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form, while dealing with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure to perform the four operations with like or common decimal fractions; to compute ratio rate, and percent and measures; to perform arithmetic operations involving all American monetary units.
  • Ability to multi-task many variable duties, requests and responsibilities.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret manuals, policies and procedures, rules, regulations, journals, newspapers, memos, letters, reports and legal documents.
  • Ability to prepare business letters, expositions, summaries, and reports, using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, dictation, and style.

     

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

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

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

There are no environmental hazards associated with this classification.

Additional Information:

SUPERVISION:

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

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

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

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Discussion Research and Education Services Librarian/Informationist - Medical University of South Carolina(apply by Aug 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:29 am

Research and Education Services Librarian/Informationist Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Libraries Charleston, South Carolina

Research and Education Services Librarian/Informationist Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Libraries Charleston, South Carolina

The MUSC Libraries seeks a self-motivated individual to fill the position of Research and Education Informationist. The Research and Education Informationist will provide education and research support services to teaching, clinical, and research faculty and health professions students. The Informationist will actively serve as liaison to the undergraduate programs in the College of Nursing and select programs in the College of Health Professions. This position reports to the Associate Director of Libraries and will work in a flexible, team-oriented, highly collaborative environment. A broad scope of work and activities are within this position, including expert search services, teaching and education, research consultations, and community engagement to MUSC students, faculty, and staff in the health sciences. An ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science is required. New Librarians are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures, and other information are available in the complete position description at http://jobs.library.musc.edu/

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Discussion Collections Management Librarian, NYC College of Technology

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 11:26 am

Collections Management Librarian, Instructor or Assistant Professor, NYC College of Technology, CUNY

Collections Management Librarian, Instructor or Assistant Professor, NYC College of Technology, CUNY

The Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, seeks a tenure-track library faculty member at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank to serve as Collections Management Librarian. The successful candidate will coordinate collection development and acquisitions, including planning, budgeting, and assessment, for library materials in all formats, and oversee the collections activities of library subject specialists. The Collections Management Librarian will also offer reference service and be responsible for designated areas of collection development. All members of the library faculty must maintain a record of excellence in librarianship, scholarly achievement, and service. The Ursula C. Schwerin Library is committed to enhancing our multicultural and diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.

The Collections Management Librarian will:

- Plan, coordinate, and evaluate procedures for the development of library materials collections (books, electronic resources, serials, films, etc.). Assess collections and inform decision-making based on data analysis and feedback from the college community. Oversee deaccessioning and all collections decisions.

- Oversee library materials acquisitions and monitor expenditures. Prepare and maintain library department budget requests for the college administration. Establish and maintain relationships with college business office personnel, publishers, and vendors.

- Chair the library’s Collection Development Committee. In consultation with committee members, develop budgets for all library materials, and develop and revise the library’s collection development policy. Coordinate and oversee the collection activities of library subject specialists, and align collection priorities with the City Tech curriculum.

- Supervise one full-time support staff and occasional part-time staff.

- Provide comprehensive reference consultation and instruction to members of the college community in person and online. Develop and maintain broad knowledge of resources in general reference areas as well as City Tech degree fields.

- Work as subject specialist in assigned areas to evaluate, select, and deselect library materials. Responsibilities include appropriate and timely expenditures, website content creation in areas of specialization, and communication and consultation with subject faculty regarding resources and services, including information literacy and instruction.

- Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Master's in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution
- A second master’s degree OR doctorate is required for appointment as Assistant Professor; if appointed as Instructor, the candidate will be expected to complete an additional graduate degree within 5 years
- Experience in technical services, collection development, acquisitions, or related field
- An interest in scholarship or creative achievement appropriate for a tenure-track position
- Excellent attention to detail and procurement deadlines
- Strong oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership qualities, a commitment to collaboration and mutual respect, and the ability to work efficiently and effectively on shared projects and committees in our multicultural library and college/university community

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Experience working in an academic or research library
- Experience with vendors and content providers, including subscription agents, publishers, and library consortia
- Background, experience, or degree in STEM fields, especially health sciences or engineering technologies
- Familiarity with current trends in scholarly communication, including open access publishing and open educational resources
- Familiarity with assessment practices in libraries and higher education
- Familiarity with information and instructional technologies
- Familiarity with Aleph and OCLC

New York City College of Technology (City Tech), City University of New York, is the largest public baccalaureate college of technology in the Northeast. The college awards both associate and baccalaureate degrees that allow graduates to pursue careers in the architectural and engineering technologies, the computer, entertainment, and health professions, human services, advertising and publishing, hospitality, business, and law-related professions, as well as programs in career and technical teacher education.

City Tech’s Ursula C. Schwerin Library is integral to the educational mission of the college, and fosters connections with and supports students, faculty, and staff in their academic pursuits. Library faculty and staff are committed to student success as we implement and acquire those services and resources that will have the greatest positive impact on the diverse City Tech community. As members of an academic department in the college, library faculty at City Tech and CUNY are represented by the Professional Staff Congress union (http://psc-cuny.org).

Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, statement of scholarly interests, and contact information for three references as one document.

You can view and apply for this job at:
https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_C...
- Oversee library materials acquisitions and monitor expenditures. Prepare and maintain library department budget requests for the college administration. Establish and maintain relationships with college business office personnel, publishers, and vendors.

- Chair the library’s Collection Development Committee. In consultation with committee members, develop budgets for all library materials, and develop and revise the library’s collection development policy. Coordinate and oversee the collection activities of library subject specialists, and align collection priorities with the City Tech curriculum.

- Supervise one full-time support staff and occasional part-time staff.

- Provide comprehensive reference consultation and instruction to members of the college community in person and online. Develop and maintain broad knowledge of resources in general reference areas as well as City Tech degree fields.

- Work as subject specialist in assigned areas to evaluate, select, and deselect library materials. Responsibilities include appropriate and timely expenditures, website content creation in areas of specialization, and communication and consultation with subject faculty regarding resources and services, including information literacy and instruction.

- Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Master's in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution
- A second master’s degree OR doctorate is required for appointment as Assistant Professor; if appointed as Instructor, the candidate will be expected to complete an additional graduate degree within 5 years
- Experience in technical services, collection development, acquisitions, or related field
- An interest in scholarship or creative achievement appropriate for a tenure-track position
- Excellent attention to detail and procurement deadlines
- Strong oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership qualities, a commitment to collaboration and mutual respect, and the ability to work efficiently and effectively on shared projects and committees in our multicultural library and college/university community

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Experience working in an academic or research library
- Experience with vendors and content providers, including subscription agents, publishers, and library consortia
- Background, experience, or degree in STEM fields, especially health sciences or engineering technologies
- Familiarity with current trends in scholarly communication, including open access publishing and open educational resources
- Familiarity with assessment practices in libraries and higher education
- Familiarity with information and instructional technologies
- Familiarity with Aleph and OCLC

New York City College of Technology (City Tech), City University of New York, is the largest public baccalaureate college of technology in the Northeast. The college awards both associate and baccalaureate degrees that allow graduates to pursue careers in the architectural and engineering technologies, the computer, entertainment, and health professions, human services, advertising and publishing, hospitality, business, and law-related professions, as well as programs in career and technical teacher education.

City Tech’s Ursula C. Schwerin Library is integral to the educational mission of the college, and fosters connections with and supports students, faculty, and staff in their academic pursuits. Library faculty and staff are committed to student success as we implement and acquire those services and resources that will have the greatest positive impact on the diverse City Tech community. As members of an academic department in the college, library faculty at City Tech and CUNY are represented by the Professional Staff Congress union (http://psc-cuny.org).

Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, statement of scholarly interests, and contact information for three references as one document.

To apply for this position, visit: https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_C...

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