Get your nominations in for the 2014 Award for Excellence!

This Friday, July 18, 2014,  is the nomination deadline for the 2014 ACRL-OR Award for Excellence.  Please consider nominating a deserving colleague or group of colleagues!
What it is:

The ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual or group whose project or ingenuity has significantly improved Oregon academic libraries or librarianship.

The award will be presented at the ACRL-Oregon/Washington Fall Conference in Menucha on Oct. 23-24, 2014, and the winner(s) will also be recognized at the Oregon Library Association Annual Conference Award Ceremony in April 2015. The winner(s) receive registration to the ACRL Oregon/Washington Joint Fall Conference and an engraved plaque.

Who can be nominated:

Any individual or group that includes at least one employee of an academic library in Oregon may apply/be nominated. Nominations are kept active for two years, so an individual/group that is nominated this year, but does not win, will be considered again next year unless withdrawn by the nominator. The initiative or project that is the basis of the nomination must have occurred in the previous three years. This is not a lifetime achievement award and ACRL-OR membership is not required to win this award.

Nomination form: https://ola.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_169666

Deadline: Nominations must be received by Friday, July 18, 2014

Questions: Please contact Anne-Marie Deitering, ACRL-Oregon Past President, anne-marie.deitering@oregonstate.edu

The ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence Committee
Anne-Marie Deitering
Isaac Gilman
Tom Larsen
Elizabeth Brookbank

Nominations open for the ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence

Do you know someone (or a group of someones) that has significantly improved Oregon academic libraries or librarianship in the past few years? If so, please consider nominating them for the ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence! See below for more information:

What it is:

The ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence is given annually to an individual or group whose project or ingenuity has significantly improved Oregon academic libraries or librarianship.

The award will be presented at the ACRL-Oregon/Washington Fall Conference in Menucha on Oct. 23-24, 2014, and the winner(s) will also be recognized at the Oregon Library Association Annual Conference Award Ceremony in April 2015. The winner(s) receive registration to the ACRL Oregon/Washington Joint Fall Conference and an engraved plaque.

Who can be nominated:

Any individual or group that includes at least one employee of an academic library in Oregon may apply/be nominated. Nominations are kept active for two years, so an individual/group that is nominated this year, but does not win, will be considered again next year unless withdrawn by the nominator. The initiative or project that is the basis of the nomination must have occurred in the previous three years. This is not a lifetime achievement award and ACRL-OR membership is not required to win this award.

Nomination form: https://ola.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_169666

Deadline: Nominations must be received by Friday, July 18, 2014

Questions: Please contact Anne-Marie Deitering, ACRL-Oregon Past President, anne-marie.deitering@oregonstate.edu

The ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence Committee
Anne-Marie Deitering
Isaac Gilman
Tom Larsen
Elizabeth Brookbank

ACRL-OR Video Hangout on Data Management, May 27th

ACRL-OR is excited to launch a new professional development initiative.

You are invited to attend the inaugural video hangout, Data Management with Amanda Whitmire, on Tuesday, May 27th from noon-1:00pm. Amanda will provide a brief overview of data management in academia and then facilitate a group discussion. Bring your questions and experiences to enhance the group learning opportunity! Amanda Whitmire, Ph.D. is Data Management Specialist/Assistant Professor at Oregon State University Libraries; she focuses on training in data stewardship for grad students and faculty, data curation in OSU’s IR, and consulting on data management plans.
 
Google Video Hangouts are limited to 10 concurrent attendees. Please email Uta.Hussong-Christian@oregonstate.edu if you plan on joining the hangout, and provide the email address you want the hangout invite sent to. You will need Google Hangouts installed on your device.
 
 

Attention ACRL-Oregon Members!

Want to make your mark on academic librarianship in Oregon? Or do you have someone else in mind that you think would be a great fit for the ACRL-OR Board? The ACRL-OR Board is looking for candidates to run in our upcoming spring elections.  The open positions are:

  • Vice-President/President Elect (3 year term)
  • 2 Members-at-Large (2 year term)

Position descriptions and responsibilities: http://www.olaweb.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29
To nominate yourself go to this form. You will be asked to provide your name, your education, present position, previous positions (if desired), professional activities, and honors or special projects or presentations. If you are running for Vice President/President Elect, you will also need to include a Candidate’s Statement (200 words max) explaining why you would like to be elected.
Eligibility:

  • Vice-President/President Elect candidates must be members of OLA and ACRL-Oregon and national ACRL
  • Member-at-Large candidates must be members of OLA and ACRL-Oregon

The deadline for nominations is April 25.

Questions?  Email Hannah Gascho Rempel at hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

 

 

Save the Date! Webinar Event and Social Event on May 9th

ACRL-OR is pleased to announce that it will host two events on Friday, May 9th. Please save the date and your afternoon for a professional development webinar and your late afternoon/early evening for an ACRL-OR social gathering.

From 3:00-5:00pm, ACRL-OR will host an in-person professional development webinar (and subsequent discussion of): Out of the Library and Into the Community: Academic Libraries and Community Engagement. This will be a viewing of the archived version of the ACRL webinar: http://www.ala.org/acrl/outofthelibrary.

The webinar event will be held at OHSU Library/Biomedical Information Communication Center (BICC), room 124.  There is metered parking directly across from the BICC off Sam Jackson Park Rd: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/directions.cfm.  RSVPs are not required but are encouraged so that we can plan accordingly. Contact Uta.Hussong-Christian@oregonstate.edu.

At 5:30pm, please join us for the First ACRL-OR 2014 Social at the Raven & Rose, upstairs in the Rookery: http://www.ravenandrosepdx.com/. All are welcome, and we look forward to this chance to relax and catch up with our colleagues!

Questions?  Please contact Uta.Hussong-Christian@oregonstate.edu

Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian Position Opening

Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSUL&P) invites applications for the position of Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian, a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  The successful candidate will support the Oregon State University Student Engagement Initiative, and will be essential to the development of several OSUL&P strategic initiatives related to student retention and academic success.

We are looking for an energetic, forward-thinking colleague interested in developing and implementing programs and initiatives aimed at improving undergraduate student success at the university.  Strong interpersonal skills are essential: the successful candidate will be a strong advocate for underserved student populations. Working independently and collaboratively with OSUL&P colleagues, the Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian will work directly with student groups, and will seek out and build relationships with student-centered units and programs across campus, especially those supporting traditionally underserved populations.  He or she will work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues in the Teaching and Engagement department to support the Libraries’ instruction program and to develop innovative new teaching initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with campus units serving targeted student populations and developing programs and tools that support student retention and success.
  • Collaborating with campus partners to support campus-wide teaching and learning initiatives.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of OSU Libraries’ instruction program.
  • Provide reference service in person and online.
  • Provide information literacy instruction in the classroom, at the point of need, and online.
  • Serve on campus committees related to student engagement and academic success.
  • Participate in shared governance of the Teaching & Engagement Department.

This is a tenure-track position. The successful candidate will actively participate in research, contribute to the university’s teaching mission, and engage in professional service.

Entry-level or early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience advocating for or serving underserved populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective collaborative relationships.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills, relevant to a classroom or workshop setting.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience planning or managing workshops, events or programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or a foreign equivalent degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience supporting student success initiatives or programs.
    • Demonstrated teaching experience in the classroom or online.
    • Demonstrated experience using technology in the teaching environment.
    • Familiarity with college student development theory.
    • Experience working or volunteering in a library.
    • Demonstrated research and writing experience (including, but not limited to: white papers, project reports, published articles or a thesis).

The salary for this position is set at $50,000 per year, in addition to a generous vacation and benefits package.

OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 02/21/2014.  The full announcement and application instructions are available at: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu Look for posting # 0011855.

If you have any questions about this position please contact Hannah Gascho Rempel, search committee chair (hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu).

Open Positions at Western Washington University

Western Washington University Libraries have just announced two new positions: one is the Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services and the other is Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services

The Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services has responsibility for leading and administering collection development and collection services, and overseeing scholarly communications at the Western Washington University Libraries.  In this highly visible position, the Director provides leadership for the selection and management of collections, including oversight for the resource access budget, cataloging, acquisitions, ILL, circulation, and scholarly communication.  The Director coordinates the development and promotion of sustainable models of scholarly communication as it evolves on campus and in the library profession and supervises the Scholarly Communications Librarian in charge of the Institutional Repository and open access publishing.  The Director works closely with library leadership, staff, and external stakeholders to develop other digital initiatives.  The Director reports to the Dean of Libraries and serves on the Dean’s Leadership Group. This is a full time, tenure track faculty position. Rank and salary to be determined by qualifications.

Please click on link to see full job description, required and preferred qualifications, and application instructions: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=4994

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Western Washington University Libraries seeks an innovative, forward-looking librarian who will build and promote the Institutional Repository (IR), as well as further scholarly communication as a strategic priority for Western Libraries.  Reporting to the Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services, this is a 12 month, tenure track faculty appointment.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian has responsibility for developing and implementing the Libraries’ scholarly communications programs and initiatives.  This person will manage the daily operations of the IR as well as create and update IR policies on campus, and will develop education and outreach related to all scholarly communication on campus. The ideal candidate will have a background and experience in scholarly communications and copyright issues.

Please click on link to see full job description, required and preferred qualifications, and application instructions: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=4987

WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  For disability accommodation, call (360) 640-3774 or (360) 650-7696 (TTY).

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