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ACRL IS Teaching Methods Committee (Instruction Section)

Discussion October 2017 Meeting Minutes

by Julie Hornick on Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 10:46 am

The October meeting minutes have been reviewed and are ready for archiving.

ACRL STS Information Literacy Committee (Science and Technology Section)

Event STS Chat Nov 16th Collaborating with Faculty to Create a Lesson Plan Highlighting Research as Inquiry

by Kristen Cooper on Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 10:09 am

Please join us Thursday, November 16th, 1-2 pm CDT (2 - 3 EDT) for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month Kelli Trei, Biosciences librarian and assistant professor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will lead our discussion : “Collaborating with Faculty to Create a Lesson Plan Highlighting Research as Inquiry.”

Discussion Description:

Please join us Thursday, November 16th, 1-2 pm CDT (2 - 3 EDT) for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month Kelli Trei, Biosciences librarian and assistant professor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will lead our discussion : “Collaborating with Faculty to Create a Lesson Plan Highlighting Research as Inquiry.”

Discussion Description:

This presentation will detail a project in a course at Illinois designed to prepare undergraduates in the life sciences to pursue graduate research. This class session uses cognitive constructivism in the context of the ACRL framework to teach information literacy skills in one session of this course. The lesson plan was a combined effort between the librarian and professor.

To add fuel for our discussion we recommend you check out this resources before the chat:

Sandhya N. Baviskar, R. Todd Hartle and Tiffany Whitney, "Essential Criteria to Characterize Constructivist Teaching: Derived from a Review of the Literature and Applied to Five Constructivist-Teaching Method Articles," International Journal of Science Education 31, no 4 (2009): 543-54, accessed January 27, 2017, doi: 10.1080/09500690701731121.

 

 

Please register for the event at

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/eykx8qhqfig2/event/registration.html

 

Please use this URL to enter the chat at the designated time:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/eykx8qhqfig2/event/login.html

 

Test your technology compatibility with Adobe connect here:

http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

Archive of all chats can be found here:

http://iue.libguides.com/sts-il-lwchat/stsilchat

 

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LITA Board of Directors

Discussion Final close of the FY2017 budget

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 10:48 am

ALA has completed its final close of the FY2017 budget, so I've posted our final numbers plus a brief narrative. In summary, thanks to the 50th anniversary fundraiser and the standard transfer of money from our endowment fund, we came in just under our projected budget. We are still at a deficit of -$8,491, but we're getting better at projecting numbers.

ALA has completed its final close of the FY2017 budget, so I've posted our final numbers plus a brief narrative. In summary, thanks to the 50th anniversary fundraiser and the standard transfer of money from our endowment fund, we came in just under our projected budget. We are still at a deficit of -$8,491, but we're getting better at projecting numbers.

Please reply with questions as you read through these documents.

Thanks,
Jenny

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Librarian I (Branch Manager), Grand Rapids Public Library Main Library (apply by Nov. 8)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 03:00 pm

Librarian I (Branch Manager)

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids/jobs/1879716/libraria...
 

Salary 

$53,564.00 - $67,176.00 Annually

 
Location 

GRPL Main Library 111 Library St NE GR MI, MI

 
Job Type

Permanent

 
Department

Library Services

 
Job Number

987-1017

 

 

Closing

Librarian I (Branch Manager)

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grandrapids/jobs/1879716/libraria...
 

Salary 

$53,564.00 - $67,176.00 Annually

 
Location 

GRPL Main Library 111 Library St NE GR MI, MI

 
Job Type

Permanent

 
Department

Library Services

 
Job Number

987-1017

 

 

Closing

11/8/2017 9:00 AM Eastern

Nature of Work

 

This position has an emphasis on working in a branch manager capacity and participates in GRPL's Management Team and strategic plan functions.  In addition to the examples of work, applicants will need to demonstrate supervisory capacity, enjoy managing a small team in a branch setting, and possess exemplary customer service skills as well as knowledge and experience as a working librarian.  An interest in community engagement is essential.  An interest in and capacity for performing storytimes and engaging children and caregivers is preferred. The ability to communicate effectively both in Spanish and English is preferred.

This position will be primarily located at the Madison Square Branch.

Examples of Work:

  • Provides excellent public service; answers reference questions; provides readers' and media advisory; performs database searches; assists patrons with computers.
  • May direct other staff and give input to their work evaluations; may train personnel in use of a specialized collection; may contribute to planning and development of continuing education programs and community affairs programs; may prepare and present programming to varied ages, individually or as a part of a team.
  • Attends professional conferences, meetings, and trainings; keeps current with developments in library science.
  • Contributes to selection, development and evaluation of materials in specialized or assigned area; recommends items to be added or withdrawn from the library collections.
  • Leads library tours.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Training and Experience

 

Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Eligible for certification from Library of Michigan.

 

Other Necessary Qualifications

 

  • Knowledge of library principles, professional methods, practices and techniques.
  • Ability to plan and deliver programs.
  • Knowledge of library resources, services, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the community and its characteristics; awareness of current trends in patron interests and needs.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for library work; including the ability to access and utilize Internet resources and office software applications.
  • Ability to supervise a small staff.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse public in identifying and satisfying individual interests.
  • The employee must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time in the performance of the duties associated with this position. Lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance is also required. The ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer is essential to this position.

 

Other Information

 

This position is open to the general public.

Please note the following:

  • Please include a cover letter and resume in pdf format with your application.
  • All communication regarding this position will be done via email. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email address is up-to-date on your account profile.
  • If you are submitting an application that was used for job openings in the past, please verify your information is current before submitting this application.

Visit the library's jobs page for more information about this position or Grand Rapids Public Library.

All inquiries related to this posting should be directed to:

Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-988-5400
jobs@grpl.org

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ACRL DLS Executive Committee (Distance Learning Section)

Online Doc 2017.11.07 Exec Bd Mtg Agenda

by Cheryl Blevens on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 02:57 pm

I've attached the agenda for the November Executive Board meeting.

Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Online Doc Upcoming 2017 scholarship deadlines for library and information science graduate education

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 02:57 pm

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Upcoming 2017 Scholarship Deadlines for Library and Information Science Graduate Students:   

Additional Scholarship Opportunities without currently posted 2017 deadlines

 

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Director of Library External Relations, University of Delaware Library (apply by Nov. 30 for first consideration)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 09:49 am

Director of Library External Relations

http://bit.ly/UD-LER

Director of Library External Relations

http://bit.ly/UD-LER

The University of Delaware Library seeks a motivated, creative, and service-oriented professional to serve as Director of Library External Relations.The position reports to the Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums, and in close consultation with the Director of Development from the office of Development & Alumni Relations, the incumbent will plan, execute, and evaluate activities as they relate to supporters, the library associates and friends of the Library, Museums and Press. S/he will assist with alumni, friend and corporate engagement activities aimed at growing awareness, partnerships and support for the Library, Museums and Press.

Major responsibilities include:

Develop, cultivate, and maintain relationships among a variety of Library constituents. Work closely with staff in the University’s Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) Office to establish, and build on, a culture of philanthropy and to advance donor strategies.

Advise the Vice Provost on Library engagement matters. Assist in the development and prioritization of funding needs and with the development of a responsive and comprehensive development plan.

Explore and identify funding opportunities, including grants, which will advance the Library’s strategic initiatives as well as core programs and services.

Assist the Director of Development in arranging, and participating in as appropriate, opportunities for Library staff to meet with potential donors and exercise stewardship of gifts and external support. These meetings will be designed to bring attention to Library needs, collections, services, and programs.

Coordinate the work of the University of Delaware Library Associates (UDLA, the Library Friends group), in consultation with the UDLA Executive Committee and Board, including planning for meetings and activities related to UDLA. Consult with relevant UD offices, regarding finances, risk management, and other UDLA fiduciary matters.

Plan, organize, and direct UDLA and other donor events with support from the Events Manager and the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Communication and Space Planning.

Collaborate with the Director of Development (in DAR) to plan and execute the Library’s campaign in association with University-wide campaigns.

Develop and implement donor relations communications materials, including solicitations, brochures, the UDLA Newsletter, in collaboration with the AUL for Communication and Space Planning.

Assist in writing gift proposals and case statements and other relevant correspondence.

Oversee the gift acknowledgement process to ensure that all gifts are processed, deposited and acknowledged in a timely manner.

Utilize the DAR general donor database to maintain biographical and gift information of current and prospective donors, generating relevant reports as needed.

Participate in other related development activities designed to enhance successful fundraising programs at the Library in conjunction with the Director of Development and other campus development officers.

Serve as a member of the Library Management Council and other relevant Library and University committees.

Supervise the work of an assistant position in functions related to this role.

Participate in professional programs at the local, regional, or national level as appropriate.

Perform related duties as required or deemed appropriate to the accomplishment of the responsibilities and functions of the position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in development, or in a development related field, in higher education, library, or another non-profit sector, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Excellent communications skills, both orally and in writing, as well as effective public presentation and interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with donors and other key stakeholders. Integrity, tact, and ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a culturally diverse community.

Understanding of and appreciation for the value of the academic research library and intellectual curiosity commensurate with the life and culture of the University.

Facility with standard office productivity software, and the facility to use various forms of technology to efficiently execute responsibilities.

Ability and willingness to travel.

Preferred

Supervisory experience.

Familiarity with Delaware’s education and non-profit environment.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The University of Delaware Library is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance. More information about the Library is available at: https://library.udel.edu/

BENEFITS: 22 vacation days. 403B retirement plan with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available at: http://www.udel.edu/content/udel/en/faculty-staff/human-resources/benefits.html

TO APPLY: Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at: http://bit.ly/UD-LER 

JOB ID: 105084

PAY GRADE: 31E

DEADLINE: Open until filled; review of applications begins November 30, 2017

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at: http://www.udel.edu/home/legal-notices/ Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

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Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community

Discussion Copyright Specialist, The University of Michigan Library - Copyright Office (apply by Dec. 3)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 09:47 am

Copyright Specialist

http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/149797/copyright_specialist

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Copyright Specialist

http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/149797/copyright_specialist

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant University community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

The library seeks a service-oriented, highly organized, and innovative individual for the position of Copyright Specialist. Reporting to the Lead Copyright Officer, the successful candidate will work in service of the library Copyright Office’sstrategic goals. The office provides excellent educational resources, including written materials as well as workshops and presentations, to the university community. It also provides reliable, timely, and helpful feedback on the copyright-related aspects of library work, as well as quick and accurate answers to copyright questions from members of the university community. The office advocates for meaningful change to copyright law and public policy so that it advances, rather than impedes, the mission of the university and other research and teaching institutions. Finally, the office works to increase its efficacy through administrative organization, attention to the needs of its constituencies, and deliberate planning for its development. The Copyright Office does not provide legal advice.

The University of Michigan Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work. The Copyright Office’s work engages a broad and diverse community with wide-ranging needs and concerns, and we actively participate in the ongoing process of learning about and responding to these needs. We value the synergy that results from sharing and leveraging our different experiences, backgrounds, skills, talents, and interests to build an environment in which all our community members can flourish.

Responsibilities*

  • Write extensive material for a wide range of purposes, including copyright-related information tools, templates and guides, project and collection memos, and correspondence with individuals.

  • Develop and present educational workshops on topics including copyright basics, fair use, negotiating publishing contracts, Creative Commons licenses, and copyright and course websites.

  • Coordinate, execute, and assess outreach efforts designed to engage the University of Michigan community and the public on copyright-related issues.

  • Provide copyright-related information to the university community through online resources, e-mail, and consultations both in-person and online.

  • Partner with library colleagues and the U-M Office of General Counsel to provide support for the library’s copyright-related projects and collections.

  • Manage, refine, and create new content for the Copyright Office website and its research guides.

  • Recruit, hire, and manage intern assignments as well as develop opportunities for students interested in working with the Copyright Office.  

  • Respond to notices of inquiry and similar requests for public comment from the United States Copyright Office.

Required Qualifications*

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in copyright.

  • Excellent writing skills.

    • Note: Writing samples may be requested at a later stage.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

  • Ability to understand diverse perspectives and acknowledge the significance of differences and complexities in background, cultures, values and viewpoints as the foundation for an inclusive environment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • A juris doctor degree and/or a similarly relevant advanced degree.

  • Practical, applied and relevant experience working with copyright.

  • Experience with legal and policy matters in the context of libraries or related cultural institutions (such as museums and archives).

Additional Information

Benefits, rank, salary

Appointment is anticipated at the Associate Librarian rank. Salary and rank will be dependent on the candidate's qualifications and experience. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library's process for librarian promotion and advancement.

The target salary range for this position is $57,000 - $64,000 at the Associate rank. The actual salary offered may be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities.

This position receives 24 days of vacation a year, paid sick leave with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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ALCTS CMS Publications Committee (Collection Management Section)

Online Doc Call for Papers: New Research in Collection Management and Development ALA Annual 2018

by Jennifer Bazeley on Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 08:06 am

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the program “New Research in Collection Management and Development” (previously known as the “Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum”) at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference held in New Orleans, LA from June 21-26, 2018.

The Publications Committee of the Collection Management Section of ALCTS is sponsoring the program “New Research in Collection Management and Development” (previously known as the “Annual Collection Management & Development Research Forum”) at the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference held in New Orleans, LA from June 21-26, 2018.

This is an opportunity to present and discuss your research. Both completed research and research in progress will be considered. All researchers, including collection practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals, are encouraged to submit a proposal.

The Committee will use a blind review process to select two projects. The selected researchers are required to present their papers in person at the forum. Each researcher should plan for a 20 minute presentation, with a 10 minute open discussion following each presentation.

Criteria for selection:

  • Significance of the study for improving collection management and development practices

  • Potential for research to fill a gap in collections scholarship or to build on previous studies

  • Quality and creativity of the methodology

  • Previously published research or research accepted for publication prior to December 13, 2016, will not be accepted.

Application:

The submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, please list your name(s), title(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information (including your mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and email address). The second page should be a one-page proposal, and it should NOT show your name or any personal information. Instead, it must include only:

  • The title of your project

  • A clear statement of the research problem

  • A description of the research methodology used

  • Results of the project, if any

The deadline for proposals is December 18, 2017.

Notification of acceptance will be made by February 28, 2018.  

ALCTS, in its bylaws, claims the right of first refusal for publication of any work emanating from an ALCTS body or program.

Please send submissions by email to:

Jennifer Bazeley, Co-Chair, CMS Publications Committee

bazelejw@miamioh.edu

 

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