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Discussion Astrophysics, Mathematics and Physics Librarian, Princeton University Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:06 am

Astrophysics, Mathematics and Physics Librarian

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D-18-LIB-00001 | Library

Astrophysics, Mathematics and Physics Librarian

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D-18-LIB-00001 | Library

Princeton University Library seeks an energetic, collaborative, forward-thinking primary subject specialist to support faculty and students in astrophysics, mathematics and physics. This position is the Library's liaison to the Departments of Astrophysical Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics and their associated programs, institutes and centers, including the students, faculty and researchers associated with the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.  This position provides specialized and individualized reference and research consultation for undergraduate students in these departments particularly as they complete their thesis requirements in 3rd and 4th years, for Ph.D. program students, and for faculty, researchers and affiliates. This position also oversees library user services for Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and maintains the collection at Furth Plasma Physics Library.

Serves as the Library's primary contact for astrophysics, mathematics, physics and plasma physics research, oversees the Library's collections and manages sizable acquisitions funds in these areas. Works closely with subject selectors in the sciences, engineering, history of science, and area studies on collection development, instruction, research support and outreach. Serves as a member of a dynamic team of science and technology professionals based in Lewis Science Library. Shares in responsibility for providing innovative library services that promote discovery, use and integration of physical and electronic library collections. Represents Princeton in relevant regional, national and international professional and scholarly organizations.

Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries. It employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. The Library supports a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 10 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.  More information:  http://library.princeton.edu/

Required Qualifications:

-An ALA-accredited Master's degree in library/information science OR equivalent combination of education and professional experience.

-Familiarity with astrophysics, mathematics and physics literature.

-Academic degree in astrophysics, mathematics, physics or a related subject area.

-Minimum 2 years professional experience relevant to reference or research services in an academic or special library.

-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of scholars and colleagues.

Strongly Preferred:

-Experience conducting research consultations in an academic setting.

-Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment.

-Experience with scholarly communications and data management initiatives, demonstrated knowledge of scientific research and publication trends.

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

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Discussion President Trump Stacking NLRB with Union Busters

by Kathleen McCook on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 07:07 am

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President Trump is putting the NLRB in the position to undo a number of importantObama-era labor decisions. His NLRB could potentially reverse rulings that made it easier for small groups of workers to unionize, established grad students as employees, put charter school employees under NLRB jurisdiction, and held parent companies jointly liable for with franchise operators who break labor laws.

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ALA Connect Help

Online Doc About ALA Connect

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 09:12 am

What is ALA Connect?

It's a centralized space where official ALA groups can work together online. In addition, it's a place where any member can create new communities (unofficial ALA groups) without any staff assistance, so the site combines association work with communities of interest in one place.

What is ALA Connect?

It's a centralized space where official ALA groups can work together online. In addition, it's a place where any member can create new communities (unofficial ALA groups) without any staff assistance, so the site combines association work with communities of interest in one place.

Every active ALA working group has a space in Connect automatically, because we've pre-populated it with data from our membership database (iMIS), and we synchronize roster information nightly, so we'll always know which committees you're on and which other official ALA groups you're part of.

Both ALA groups and communities use the same types of tools. By default, each one has discussions, online documents (like wiki pages), a file repository, polls, a calendar, a chat room, and an image gallery (think logos, pictures, etc.). There's no one "right" way to use Connect, and each group can use whichever of the tools it finds valuable.

Learn more about the tools available in Connect.

Non-members can create a free account, but they have more limited privileges. For example, they can't start new communities, view full member profiles, take advantage of networking opportunities, or join MentorConnect. They can, however, fully participate in any existing open communities and comment on public content in any group.

Because ALA knows a little bit about you if you're a member (if you're part of a division, how long you've been a member, what committees you've served on, etc.), we plan to help you pre-populate your profile with all of the great work you've done for ALA in your professional career. That way, if you decide you want to display your profile to colleagues, potential employers, or even publicly, we'll have created a curriculum vitae of all of your contributions. We really appreciate members' efforts, and we want to help others appreciate you, too, by letting you show off the great work you do.

You can read more about the history (and future) of ALA Connect on the ITTS Update blog, particularly in the Roadmap we maintain. If you have a specific question about the site or our goals for it, please feel free to post a question as a comment here, in the Discussion Forum for questions, or using our contact form. Don't forget to read through the user guidelines before you start posting content, but we hope to make your Connect experience as easy and practical as possible.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2017-2018 (apply by July 28)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:19 pm

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2017-2018

Call for Applications

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, which focuses on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries, is accepting applications through July 28, 2017.

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2017-2018

Call for Applications

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, which focuses on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries, is accepting applications through July 28, 2017.

Fellows will have the opportunity to experience another library environment and to work closely with a mentor and collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. The multi-faceted program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community. Candidates with a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries and with leadership experience in academic, hospital or other library-related settings are encouraged to apply.

“The Leadership Fellows Program has proven to be remarkably effective in preparing tomorrow’s leaders”, said Neil Rambo, AAHSL President.  Seventy-nine fellows and 65 different mentors      have participated in the program to date. Thirty-nine fellows have received director appointments and over 60% of fellow graduates have been promoted to director or other positions of higher responsibility.

What Participants Are Saying

“It has given me ideas and confidence to seek positions of greater leadership in the mid term. In the present, I've gotten some practical skills that are already useful in my current position. “(Fellow 2014-15)

“The program has given me the opportunity of mentoring a talented and visionary librarian. I’ve learned at least as much as I’ve given. I now have a fresh perspective on my own leadership role at my institution and insights into other libraries. I’m looking forward to following my fellow’s career. Our profession is in good hands.” (Mentor 2011-12)

“The Fellows program is the very best experiential learning program one can imagine for health sciences library leadership.” (Fellow 2002-03 and Mentor 2013-14)

Application and Information

The program brochure, which includes information on program design, schedule, and application process, is available here.

For more information about the program, please contact Carol Jenkins, Program Director, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee, carol_jenkins@unc.edu    

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Discussion LibraryPress@UF Coordinator (apply by Aug 15)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:16 pm

LibraryPress@UF Coordinator
Library Coordinator 2

LibraryPress@UF Coordinator
Library Coordinator 2

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented LibraryPress@UF Coordinator – Library Coordinator 2. The Coordinator supports production and development needs for all LibraryPress@UF imprint works (e.g., new publications, republications, expanded editions, digital works, etc.) for design, layout, creation, coordination on metadata (e.g., library records, CIP, and publisher information), developing and maintaining design files and processes, and overall production needs. The LibraryPress@UF focuses on works that are born digital, with print-on-demand options integrated with sole source production, and with digital files hosted as Open Access through the Libraries. The Coordinator provides support to academic faculty collaborating with the Libraries on publishing efforts, and provides support for scholars regarding enhanced monographs in collaboration with the UF Press. Attends relevant conferences (e.g., Association of American University Presses, Library Publishing Forum) for sharing of UF activities and development of best practices.

The Coordinator plays a critical role for enhancing and expanding the existing relationship and activities by serving as a core contact with the UF Press, including for new opportunities in regards to online journals; enhanced monographs; shared events; and collaborative grants including the Open Book Program grant to re-enliven out of print books.

The search will remain open until August 15, 2017, applicants will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html

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, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Discussion Pharmacy Liaison Librarian, University of Florida (apply by Aug 1)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:15 pm

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Pharmacy Liaison Librarian
Assistant University Librarian

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Pharmacy Liaison Librarian
Assistant University Librarian

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The Pharmacy Liaison Librarian provides reference assistance and consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for the entire College of Pharmacy and the department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the College of Medicine. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services (BHIS) team, and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, phone, email, “house calls”). The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as collection reviews, development of web-based resources, and service evaluation. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities. The Pharmacy Liaison Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until August 31, 2017, review of applicants will begin August 1, 2017. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Discussion Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment, Colgate University Libraries (apply by Aug 14)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:13 pm

Colgate University Libraries

Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader as the Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment.  Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the department head provides vision and strategic leadership for Borrowing Services, and  works closely with and supports the Borrowing Services Manager.

Colgate University Libraries

Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader as the Head of Borrowing Services and Assessment.  Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the department head provides vision and strategic leadership for Borrowing Services, and  works closely with and supports the Borrowing Services Manager.

The individual serves as the campus copyright resource person and liaison to general counsel in matters of library copyright compliance.  The incumbent leads the libraries’ Assessment Committee and assessment activities.  This includes oversight and, working in collaboration with library administrators and managers, coordination of library statistical data collection across all library departments that informs standard library and institutional surveys.

This person provides significant support for the libraries’ research and instruction services, serving as a liaison to academic departments, providing reference and research consultation services and teaching library information literacy instruction sessions.  The department head supports the University Librarian in vetting new ideas, initiatives, and strategic plans.

QUALIFICATIONS

It is expected that all Colgate University Libraries faculty and staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These are: patron focus; collaboration; effective team skills; creative problem solving; continuous learning; and a commitment to inclusion.

REQUIRED

  • Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program
  • Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
  • Strong service orientation with the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public.

PREFERRED

  • At least five years post-graduate school experience in library public services
  • Two years of direct supervision of support and/or professional staff.  
  • Experience with one or more aspects of borrowing services, e.g. circulation, reserves,  
    resource sharing, ASRS and stacks maintenance.
  • Knowledge of and experience with copyright law in the academic setting.
  • Experience with library statistical standards, data, tools and assessment
  • Experience providing reference services
  • Experience with classroom instruction or training
  • Experience leading teams and fostering collaborative relationships.
  • Experience with liaison work in academic libraries
  • Evidence of managing multiple projects or priorities
  • Experience working in an academic library.

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://cul.colgate.edu/joinus.html.

Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9340.  Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor.  Candidates should address in their letter of application how they meet the required qualifications. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how they have or would propose to work in a diverse environment.

Review of application materials will begin on August 14, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

http://cul.colgate.edu/content/join-us-head-borrowing-services-and-assessment

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Discussion Librarian Full-time, Rio Hondo College (apply by Aug 12)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 04:59 pm

Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA has a current opening for a full-time librarian. Please visit the posting at https://riohondo.peopleadmin.com/postings/672

Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA has a current opening for a full-time librarian. Please visit the posting at https://riohondo.peopleadmin.com/postings/672

Librarian, Full-Time
Position Type Faculty Full Time Tenure Track
Percentage Employee
Number of Months Assignment 10
Starting Date November 2017
Current Work Schedule
Salary Range
Salary Dependent upon academic background and educational experience. Please visit our website at http://www.riohondo.edu/hr/hr-documents/ to see the faculty salary schedule.

Open Date 07/12/2017
Closing Date 08/12/2017
Open Until Filled
Basic Function/Definition
Rio Hondo College seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, collegial, knowledgeable, creative, and innovative librarian to join our library team. Responsibilities are varied and will include several areas from the following: instruction, reference, online and print resources, systems, technical services, acquisitions, cataloging, outreach to faculty, emerging technologies, participation in College and Library committees, special projects and reports, as well as other duties, as assigned.

Essential Duties
Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science from an ALA accredited institution
OR
A valid California Community College Librarian Credential
AND
Demonstrated knowledge of specific discipline, knowledge of instructional needs of community college students
AND
Ability to relate well with peers and other co-workers; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to be flexible in a changing environment.
AND
Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Equivalencies
None

Responsibilities
Under the general direction and supervision of the area dean, conduct a full range of library services. All tenure track faculty participate in: reference, collection development, library instruction, curriculum development, and special projects. In addition, each tenure track faculty member has responsibility for one or more of the following areas: reference coordination; instruction coordination; collection development; periodicals; technical services; and the professional activities normally expected of community college faculty as described by Board Policy and California Educational Code, and additional duties as assigned. This position may require a combination of day and evening assignments. The successful candidate should have: a knowledge of and concern for the instructional needs of community college students; the ability to work with faculty, staff, and administration in a collegial environment; commitment to innovation and excellence; demonstrated communication skills; flexibility and initiative in a changing environment; the ability to work well in team situations.

Foreign Degrees
Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.

License Certificates/Credentials
Desired Qualifications
Professional librarian experience in a community college library.

Working Conditions
Position Description
Applications are currently being accepted for Librarian. This is a Full-Time, 10 month, Tenure-Track Position.

Application Procedure
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the closing date.

Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.

Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)
Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
Complete transcripts of all colleges/university studies, including degree earned (copies will be accepted) NOTE: Transcripts from multiples colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.
Transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date. Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified.
PAPER APPLICATIONS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS SENT VIA MAIL, FAX, OR EMAIL WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED.
NOTE THAT ALL CORRESPONDENCE, INCLUDING INTERVIEW INVITATIONS, WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.
A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.
Commitment to Diversity
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Cancel RTF Policy
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-OPEN, RE-ADVERTISE, DELAY OR CANCEL FILLING THIS POSITION.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES.

EEO Statement
Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.

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RUSA Board of Directors

Discussion Agenda, RUSA Board, 2017 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

by Alesia McManus on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 04:51 pm

RUSA Board  of Directors Agenda

Saturday, June 24, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, MCP W475b

1 Approval of agenda and reports – MCMANUS (15 minutes)

a. Approval of June 13 Board minutes - via online poll  in ALA Connect

b. President’s Report to ALA Council (attached) – MCMANUS

c. Vice-President’s Report (attached) – LE BEAU

d. RUSA Staff Report - Wood/Cross/Tracy

2. New Business/Action Items:

RUSA Board  of Directors Agenda

Saturday, June 24, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, MCP W475b

1 Approval of agenda and reports – MCMANUS (15 minutes)

a. Approval of June 13 Board minutes - via online poll  in ALA Connect

b. President’s Report to ALA Council (attached) – MCMANUS

c. Vice-President’s Report (attached) – LE BEAU

d. RUSA Staff Report - Wood/Cross/Tracy

2. New Business/Action Items:

a. RUSA FY2018 preliminary budget & RUSQ open access proposal (attached) - LeBeau  Outcomes: Review and discussion.  Budget will be approved via online poll in ALA Connect after the conference.  RUSQ Gold Open Access proposal will be discussed in depth at a future Board meeting.  (15 minutes)

b. Update on RUSA Strategic Plan and Action Items including status of and next steps for RUSA restructuring (see attached) - McManus (15 minutes)

3. Recognition of outgoing Board members - McManus (10 minutes)

4. Adjournment of RUSA business portion of the Board meeting and short break (5 minutes)

5. Joint meeting with the ASCLA Board starting at 2:00 p.m.  - M. Ghikas Outcomes:   Discussion of ED search and what we are looking for in an ED.   Improve alignment of processes and procedures between RUSA & ASCLA (60 minutes).

6. Next board meeting time and date: TBD

Reminder:  Please download and bring copies of attached documents with you to the meeting.  Copies will not be provided.

6.24.17

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