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Learner Experience Librarian position. Closes: Jan 31, 2018.

From the acrl-rig listserv

We (The College of Wooster) are now accepting applications for our Learner Experience Librarian position (apply.interfolio.com/47006).  While not a new position at the College of Wooster Libraries, it is newly revised to reflect our changing instructional needs.

The College of Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student’s own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.

I recently accepted the position of Librarian of the College leaving a university librarian position at an R1 institution.  I was attracted to the College of Wooster Libraries due to the distinctiveness of its liberal arts and research-intensive approach to the undergraduate experience.  Almost every senior has a study carrel in one of the three libraries.  Our gate count is one of the highest (15,000/week) for an institution our size as is our circulation of physical materials from our million-volume collection.  Our access to resources via Ohio Five’s consortia catalog and our membership in OhioLink rivals what I had access to at an R1.  Students are focused and engaged in their learning.  The student population is approximately 54% women, 20% domestic students of color, and 13% international students.

We are not seeking someone who is “like us,” or “one of us,” but rather an individual with the knowledge and vision to help us achieve our mission of cultivating “an environment where students, faculty, and staff, as a diverse community of learners, discover, create, communicate, and preserve knowledge and insight.”

Sincerely,

Irene M.H. Herold, Ph.D.

Librarian of the College

College of Wooster

Wooster, Ohio

2017-2018 ACRL Past President

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10th Annual CUA “Bridging the Spectrum” Symposium – Registration Now Open! To be held on Friday, February 2, 2018!

From SLA Connect / Catholic University of America

Dear Colleagues –

Seats are filling up fast! If you are interesting hearing about how the recent decision on Net Neutrality will affect libraries and your life in general, you do not want to miss the symposium on February 2nd!

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Bridging the Spectrum Symposium that will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018! To ensure your place, please go to: https://cua.irisregistration.com/Form/LIS2018

***Note: If you cannot access the form from the link, please copy to your browser***

You will need to create a username and password to register. The fee for attendees is $25.00 which helps to defray expenses of the event, including morning continental breakfast and lunch. All attendees and presenters must pre-register; no on-site registration will be accepted. Please include any disability accommodations or special dietary needs when you register, or contact the Symposium Committee at: cus-slis-symposium@cua.edu or 202-319-6272.

This is the only DC-area symposium that brings together practitioners, students, and faculty from all sectors of the information professions for a day of sharing and collaboration. Details of the program will be available at: http://lis.cua.edu/symposium/2018/ 

This year we are excited to have Dr. Alan Inouye from the ALA Washington Office as our keynote speaker! Dr. Inouye leads ALA’s technology policy portfolio ranging from telecommunications to copyright and licensing, to advance the ability of libraries to contribute to the economic, educational, cultural, and social well-being of America’s communities. He  is a recognized expert in national technology policy, serves on advisory boards for committees of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the U.S. State Department, Library For All, and the University of Maryland. Dr. Inouye began his career in the computer industry in Silicon Valley. He worked as a computer programmer for Atari, a statistician for Verbatim, and a manager of information systems for Amdahl (now Fujitsu). He completed his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley and earned three master’s degrees, in business administration (finance), systems engineering, and computer systems.

Seats are limited, so register early!  Past symposia have sold out! We anticipate that this one will too.

 — The Symposium Committee (Dr. Renate Chancellor, Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Dr. Sung Un Kim)

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Job Posting: Inventory Specialist, Washington DC

From SLA Connect

LAC Federal is seeking an Inventory Specialist to inspect library book batches and compare call numbers against the Voyager ILS online catalog, MARC records, and shelf list cards in order to flag critical or important errors for problem resolution and accurate inventory. This project is critical to long-term collections access, and intersects with numerous workflows. This is a long term, full-time position at a prestigious federal library on Capitol Hill.

Responsibilities:

*       You will be Inspecting and reviewing library materials and ensuring basic data control including but not limited to verifying the integrity of bibliographic, holdings, item records and location data.
*       In addition, you will inspect and review corrected errors and route items to their appropriate location
*       You will handle various collections, including serials, microforms, periodicals, GovDocs, and multimedia
*       You will apply knowledge of LC classification, LC subject headings, MARC records, foreign language conventions, and shifting collections guidelines

Qualifications:

*       MLIS is preferred, but not required
*       Demonstrated experience reviewing the completed work of others for quality control
*       At least six (6) months experience working in a research library
*       Skill in operating keyboards and computers
*       Strong attention to and ability to work with great detail
*       At least one year of experience working in libraries and with databases

To apply, visit: https://goo.gl/yN9Js7 

——————————
Katy Davis
LAC GROUP

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