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Discussion Plant Sciences Information Specialist, Purdue University Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 01:19 pm

Plant Sciences Information Specialist
Assistant or Associate Professor

Plant Sciences Information Specialist
Assistant or Associate Professor

Purdue University Libraries, recognized leaders in information literacy, scholarly communication initiatives, and research data management, seek a Plant Sciences Information Specialist (PSIS) to join our faculty.  With an emphasis on teaching and scholarship, the PSIS will join a collaborative team of information professionals who participate in a well-established program of information literacy, research data management services, scholarly publishing services, and will contribute to the research and scholarship in these areas.

The successful candidate will be the Libraries liaison to designated academic departments and research centers in the College of Agriculture, working with faculty and students to teach and to respond to trends in learning and scientific research in those disciplines.

Responsibilities:  The Plant Sciences Information Specialist will develop and teach courses/programs to support discovery and learning; take a leading role in defining and conducting user instruction for students and faculty in the plant sciences and bioinformatics as an integral part of the Libraries’

system-wide information and data literacy programs; establish collaborative relationships with individual research laboratory groups, departments and academic centers; evaluate and procure tools and resources that contribute to plant bioinformatics research; provide course work and consultation services in data management strategies; evaluate, select, integrate plant sciences and bioinformatics resources into the Libraries collections for optimal use and sharing; lead in data-related initiatives in the Libraries Health and Life Sciences Division, providing consultation services in developing data management strategies and plans; and, leverage library expertise in copyright, scholarly publishing, patent/trademark issues, and data curation.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences or two years of experience as a life sciences librarian.  Master’s degree from an ALA- accredited library school or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant discipline, e.g. Ph.D. in the life sciences.  Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching; familiarity with trends in instructional best practices and data literacy.  Strong interest in and ability to mentor undergraduate students effectively; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. Ability to adapt to changing organizational environment. Commitment to engage in research and scholarship and potential to achieve promotion and tenure.

Desired qualifications:  Experience teaching using active learning methods; knowledge of research data management practices.  Experience with at least one programming language, e.g. Python, R, or Matlab, to support Libraries instruction in data literacy.  For applicants who do not have the MLS degree, knowledge of information and data science principles and practices is desired.

Salary and benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience in the context of Purdue University’s salary structure.

Faculty tenure-track position with a twelve-month appointment. Rank of assistant professor or associate professor.  Start-up funds in support of research are provided for computer/software/equipment, for travel/professional development, and for a half time graduate assistant for two years.

Purdue provides a generous fringe benefit package that includes retirement benefits as well as health, disability and life insurance, 22 annual vacation days, and tuition support for employee, children, and spouse/same sex domestic partner.  Purdue University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Relocation funding will be available and discussed on a case-by-case basis.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Application process:

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of at least three references via email to Carole Tolley, Libraries Human Resources Coordinator, at libhr@purdue.edu.

When applying:

•             Place “PSIS” in the subject line of the email.

In the cover letter:

•             Describe your interest in plant sciences librarianship;

•             Address the required qualifications;

•             In keeping with Purdue Libraries commitment to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement, the cover letter must address at least one of these areas, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.  Nominations for the position will be accepted and should be sent to libhr@purdue.edu.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Carole Tolley at 765-494-2899 or the above email address.

This position announcement can also be found at:  www.lib.purdue.edu/about/ employment.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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ALCTS

Event ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

by Jeremy Myntti on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 11:32 am

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

 

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Preservation

 

Session 2: April 30 - May 25, 2018

 

Four-week online course that introduces participants to the principles, policies and practices of preservation in libraries and archives. It is designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

 

Course components:

  • Preservation as a formal library function, and how it reflects and supports the institutional mission

  • The primary role of preventive care, including good storage conditions, emergency planning, and careful handling of collections

  • The history and manufacture of physical formats and how this impacts on preservation options

  • Standard methods of care and repair, as well as reformatting options

  • Challenges in preserving digital content and what the implications are for the future of scholarship

 

Who Should Attend

Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.

 

Instructors

  • Donia Conn, Preservation Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections

  • Ashley Cox, Preservation Specialist, Saint Louis National Archives and Records Administration

  • Karen O’Connell, Preservation Coordinator, Georgetown University Library

  • Jenny Mullins, Digital Preservation Librarian, Dartmouth College

  • Roger Smith, Director of the Digital Library Program, University of California - San Diego

  • Patti Gibbons, Head of Collection Management, University of Chicago Library, Special Collections

  • Julie Mosbo, William and Susan Ouren Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries

 

Registration Fee

$109 ALCTS Member and  $139 Non-member

 

This course is one-third of the Collection Management elective course approved by the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSCP).Collection Management Elective FAQ

 

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webcourse/fpres/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 the web courses, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Continuing Education Program Officer at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or alctsce@ala.org

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ACRL DLS (Distance Learning Section)

Discussion DLS DG webinar - "But I've Never Met You!": Serving Graduate Students from a Distance"

by Mou Chakraborty on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 10:45 am

Please join the ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS) Discussion Group for our upcoming online event:

 

"But I've Never Met You!": Serving Graduate Students from a Distance"

Friday, March 30th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Please join the ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS) Discussion Group for our upcoming online event:

 

"But I've Never Met You!": Serving Graduate Students from a Distance"

Friday, March 30th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Working with graduate students online? Want to gain new ideas, share your innovations, and vent your frustrations? Join the Distance Learning Section Discussion Group’s Spring Forum! We’ll start with an experienced keynote speaker, Johanna Tunon (see bio below), who will talk about trends and changes in services to graduate students. We’ll then have four breakout sessions - 15 minute moderated chat discussions - where we’ll introduce a topic and then invite YOU to ask questions, talk about what you’re doing, and brainstorm how to better serve our graduate students. Can’t come for the whole thing? Join us for the parts that you can...or just for what interests you!

 

Johanna Tunon is the retired Director of Distance and Instructional Library Services at Nova Southeastern University in south Florida. She now teaches MLIS classes at San Jose State University and other graduate classes at the University of Maryland University College. Johanna has served as the chair of the Distance Learning Section and the Florida chapter of ACRL and won the Routledge Distance Learning Conference Sponsorship Award in 2014. Most recently, her chapter entitled “Reference and Intermediation Services” was published in the second edition of Information Services Today: An Introduction.

 

Event Registration Page:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/evuhti7jfthf/event/registration.html

Event Login Page:  http://ala.adobeconnect.com/evuhti7jfthf/event/login.html

Access:   Only registered users may enter the room (guest access is blocked). Limit of 100 attendees (including speakers)

Note:   Please do not access the meeting link above prior to 15 minutes before the start time, as you may interrupt another meeting.

 

Spring Forum Schedule (All in EST)

Introduction: 10:00 am – 10:10 am

Keynote with Johanna Tunon: 10:10 – 10:35 am

Questions for Keynote: 10:35 – 10:40

Session 1 – Information Literacy Instruction: 10:40 – 10:55 am

Session 2 – Technology Needs: 10:55 – 11:10 am

Session 3 – Outreach & Embedding: 11:10 – 11:25 am

Session 4 – Collections: 11:25 – 11:40 am

Wrap-Up: 11:40 – 12:00 pm

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Thanks,

Mou

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Scholarly Communication Librarian, University at Albany (apply by April 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 09:17 am

Scholarly Communication Librarian

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as Scholarly Communication Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Scholarly Communication/Head, Dewey Graduate Library.

Responsibilities:

Scholarly Communication Librarian

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as Scholarly Communication Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Scholarly Communication/Head, Dewey Graduate Library.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements a program and policies to provide data management plan consultation services and coordinate data curation
  • Provides outreach to faculty and departments in collaboration with liaison/subject librarians; develops informational and training tools that can be used by these librarians
  • Builds and maintains informational websites/LibGuides
  • Develops and implements programs to increase awareness of scholarly communication topics and themes
  • Works in close collaboration and consultation with the Scholars Archive (institutional repository) administrator and the Copyright Librarian. Seeks to promote and expand holdings in the institutional repository
  • Manages and coordinates scholarly communication events and marketing activities
  • Participates as an active member of scholarly communication committees including the Digital Scholarship Team, and is an engaged participant in Dewey Graduate Library initiatives
  • Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications)

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=95323

 Application deadline: April 15, 2018

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Library Information Associate, University of Arizona Libraries (apply by April 2)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 09:15 am

Learn more at https://uacareers.com/postings/27392
Apply by 04/02/2018

Learn more at https://uacareers.com/postings/27392
Apply by 04/02/2018

The Library Information Associate (LIA) utilizes high-level problem solving skills to process complex interlibrary loan and document delivery requests, including interpreting library policies and procedures. The LIA also coordinates the work of student employees on Sundays. Furthermore, this position provides excellent customer service, including taking a proactive approach to meeting customer need and initiating effective interventions that result in customer satisfaction.

WORK HOURS:
Sun: 9:00am-6:00pm; Mon-Thur: 8:00 am-5:00 pm.

Staff may be required to change work schedules on occasion, to fill in behind evening staff to meet the needs of library customers.

Visit the University Libraries website to learn more about us.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity employer providing equal opportunity for women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Head, Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship - University of Arizona Libraries (apply by April 16)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 09:13 am

Learn more a thttps://uacareers.com/postings/27407 
Review begins on 04/16/2018

Learn more a thttps://uacareers.com/postings/27407 
Review begins on 04/16/2018

The University of Arizona Libraries seek a dynamic and forward-thinking Head of the Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship (ODIS) to provide leadership and direction for several areas of strategic importance. ODIS is responsible for a range of digital services including digital stewardship and data architecture, digital scholarship, data sciences, research and geospatial data services. and scholarly communication. The Department Head will be a member of the Libraries Cabinet (leadership, policy and management team) and reports to the Vice Dean of Libraries.

This is an exciting time to join the UA Libraries and ODIS. The department recently added four library faculty to increase our capacity for work in digital scholarship, digital preservation, data science, and data curation. We are assessing our current digital collection workflows and strategies and are launching new collaborative digital preservation efforts. We have established connections with many faculty and students on campus through our digital scholarship, data science and research data curation programs, and are actively expanding our networks. The Department Head of ODIS will be responsible for leadership, management, and planning for the services and functions of the Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship, which includes 12 FTE permanent professionals and a team of graduate assistants and student employees. ODIS members work collaboratively, engaging the strengths and knowledge of all members of the department. The Department Head will coordinate and facilitate leadership currently in place among ODIS faculty and staff, and will develop collaborations and partnerships both within the Libraries and across campus. The Department Head is responsible for supporting ODIS members’ professional development, including coaching and guiding library faculty through the promotion and continuing status process. The Department Head will also be responsible for ensuring that department planning furthers the strategic directions for the Libraries and campus.

The Department Head will also be appointed to a continuing status track, academic professional position at the rank of Associate or Full Librarian. Incumbents are members of the general faculty and are entitled to all accompanying rights and privileges granted by the Arizona Board of Regents and the University of Arizona. Retention and promotion are earned through achievement of a record of excellence in position effectiveness, scholarship, and service.

Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship (ODIS)
The Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship (ODIS) at the University of Arizona Libraries engages and innovates across a range of services and content in support of the University’s mission and strategic plan. ODIS provides services to the University community that encompass data management, campus repository, metadata, journal hosting and publishing, scholarly communication, open access, digital scholarship, digital preservation, data science, and geospatial data. ODIS also leads and contributes to a variety of national and international collaborative efforts, including TRAIL (Technical Report Archive and Image Library) and the Afghanistan Digital Collections. ODIS is active in campus-wide efforts related to scholarly activity and research data, participates in the University’s Research Computing Governance Committee, leads the institution’s faculty activity reporting efforts, and collaborates with the University’s Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation, and University Information Technology Services. In this process, ODIS collaborates with faculty and staff throughout the University Libraries and across campus. ODIS is responsible for strategic and programmatic planning and oversight of the Libraries digital collections and digitization activities, and coordinates strategies for exposing unique and local digital collections.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity employer providing equal opportunity for women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Programming & Outreach Librarian, Crown Point Community Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 08:53 am

The following position is now available at the Crown Point Community Library, Crown Point, Indiana:

The following position is now available at the Crown Point Community Library, Crown Point, Indiana:

The Crown Point Community Library is seeking an energetic, motivated individual to become its Programming & Outreach Librarian. Under the direction of Library Director, the Programming & Outreach Librarian supports Crown Point Community Library’s mission of being a community center for lifelong discovery by managing and scheduling the library’s adult programming and outreach services. Programming & Outreach Librarian performs duties requiring considerable judgment and initiative in planning and overseeing programming and outreach services for adults both within the library and outside the library.

Some responsibilities include:

  • Member of the Library’s Leadership Team.
  • Initiates, plans, oversees, and conducts a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by adults including: films, concerts, reading clubs, speakers and performers, and other special events.
  • Supervises adult & teen volunteers; ensures compliance with library policies and procedures. Responsible for adult volunteer program for library system.
  • Selects, orders, and weeds materials for adult Fiction print collection, online e-materials within prescribed budget.
  • Regular public service duties include staffing service desks as coverage demands and providing roving reference/Reader’s Advisory duties. 
  • Maintains and cultivates contacts with the general community, schools, other libraries, and city employees to advance library outreach opportunities.
  • May work nights and weekends to support programming and outreach events.

 Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science from ALA accredited school, required. 
  • Must be eligible for Indiana State Library LC3 certification.

 Application Process:

Provide three professional reference contacts

Full Position description may be found at crownpointlibrary.org

Incomplete applications may be discarded.

Position open until filled.

Salary:  $50,563/year

 

 

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ALCTS CaMMS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group

Event ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group at Midwinter 2018

by Martin Knott on Sun, Mar 18, 2018 at 04:14 am

Please join us for the ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group Meeting for at the ALA Midwinter Conference on Monday, February 12, 2018, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Colorado Convention Center Room 705/707
 
 
Next Steps for FAST 
Kate Harcourt (Director of Original and Special Materials Processing, Columbia University)

Please join us for the ALCTS Heads of Cataloging Departments Interest Group Meeting for at the ALA Midwinter Conference on Monday, February 12, 2018, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Colorado Convention Center Room 705/707
 
 
Next Steps for FAST 
Kate Harcourt (Director of Original and Special Materials Processing, Columbia University)
Following up on informal discussions with OCLC regarding the future of FAST, representatives from five large university libraries have conducted a survey of institutions to understand the level of interest in current features and possible enhancements of FAST. The survey is not a comparison of FAST use with Library of Congress subject headings or other pre-coordinated headings. Kate Harcourt will report on the survey’s preliminary findings.  
 
 
Jackie Shieh (Resource Description Coordinator, George Washington University)
Embedding OCLC Work Identifiers: an Example Workflow
OCLC defines a work as “a high-level description of a resource, containing information such as author, title, descriptions, subjects etc., common to all editions of the work.” Work identifiers are a key component in building a rich linked data environment of relationships between entities, objects, and topics. Jackie Shieh will provide an update on GWU’s efforts to add WorldCat Work IDs to their bibliographic records. 
 
 
SHARE-VDE and BIBFRAME – Linked Data in Real Life
Michele Casalini (Managing Director, Casalini Libri), Erik Mitchell (AUL for Digital Initiatives and Collaborative Services, Berkeley), and Philip Schreur (AUL for for Technical and Access Services, Stanford)
This presentation seeks to introduce SHARE Virtual Discovery Environment in Linked Data (www.share-vde.org).  A research and development project driven specifically by the library community, SHARE-VDE is intended to facilitate the real implementation of BIBFRAME in libraries, creating substantial benefits for librarians and library patrons. The speakers will describe the vision behind linked data and motivations for its use in the library context, highlight expectations and related use cases for a concrete impact in the library community and beyond, and provide a brief overview of the results achieved in the two phases of the project.

 

​Heads of Cataloging Department Interest Group Co-Chairs
Angela Kinney
Martin Knott​

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ACRL Leadership Discussion Group

Discussion ALA Annual 2018 Program: Leading with Linked Data - June 23, Saturday at 1-2 pm (with ALCTS RPLTSIG)

by Raymond Pun on Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 01:53 pm

ALA Annual 2018 Program Title: Leading with Linked Data in Academic Libraries

Date: June 23, Saturday, 1-2 pm

Location: Conference Center Room  TBD

Speakers:

ALA Annual 2018 Program Title: Leading with Linked Data in Academic Libraries

Date: June 23, Saturday, 1-2 pm

Location: Conference Center Room  TBD

Speakers:

  • Xiaoli Li, UC Davis Library
  • Philip Schreur, Stanford University Libraries
  • Erik Mitchell, UC San Diego Library

Summary: Don't know what linked data is and what it can do for your library? Join us to hear from expert leaders about this innovation in this open discussion on linked data and how academic libraries can "lead" their institutions with this new method for discovery, access and collaboration.

(Co-sponsored by ALCTS Role of the Professional Librarian in Technical Services Interest Group) 

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