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:

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:  RSVPs are not required but are encouraged so that we can plan accordingly. Contact

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

Questions?  Please contact

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.


  • 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: Look for posting # 0011855.

If you have any questions about this position please contact Hannah Gascho Rempel, search committee chair (

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:

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:

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).

Job Posting: Collection Management Services Librarian

Pacific University Library is seeking an innovative and collaborative Collection Management Services Librarian. This faculty position:

Provides leadership in the Collection Management Services unit. Supervises acquisitions and cataloging activities and provides expert guidance on cataloging/ metadata issues for both traditional and emerging content collections. As a member of a collaborative and dynamic team, the Collection Management Services Librarian engages in innovative initiatives, both across units within the Libraries and through inter-institutional partnerships.   Within the Libraries, this position partners with the Special Collections Librarian and the Scholarly Communication Librarian as part of Local Collections and Publications Services, which is charged with setting goals and priorities for digital collections and the Libraries’ institutional repository.  The Collection Management Services Librarian also works closely with the Electronic Collections Librarian to ensure discoverability of resources. Within the Orbis Cascade Alliance, this person will actively participate in consortium-wide groups, such as the Collaborative Technical Services Team,  to plan and implement technical services workflows which take advantage of the capabilities of the consortium’s shared ILS.

For the complete position description and application information, please visit the Pacific University website.

Review of applications will begin December 9, 2013.  Position is open until filled.

New Book: Library Scholarly Communication Programs

ACRL-OR board president Isaac Gilman has published an important new book.  Library Scholarly Communication Programs:  Legal and Ethical Considerations addresses the range of legal issues, policies and ethical guidelines libraries must address when developing scholarly communication initiatives.  Join us in congratulating Isaac on this achievement and contribution to librarianship!


From Woodhead Publishing:  This practical primer covers these issues for institutional repository managers, library administrators, and other staff involved in library based repository and publishing services. After an introduction which describes the evolution of scholarly communication programs within academic libraries, chapters explore institutional repositories and library publishing services. The conclusion offers strategies for creating an internal infrastructure, comprised of policy, best practices and education initiatives that will support the legal and ethical practices discussed in the book.


OLA Quarterly – Spring 2014 Call for Proposals/Papers

If you have never published/considered publishing in OLA Quarterly before, this is a great opportunity! This spring (March 2014), OLA Quarterly and the OASL Interchange will be producing a joint issue focused on “Libraries across the Lifespan”–and we’d like to see contributions from academic libraries/librarians in the mix.

Call for Papers/Proposals:

Although every type of library—from public to school to academic to special—offers different collections and different services to meet the needs of our patrons at various points in their lives, all libraries have a shared mission: provide everyone with equal opportunities to access information, to explore, and to learn. This special joint issue of the OLA Quarterly and OASL’s Interchange will celebrate people, projects, and services at libraries across Oregon that are living that mission; it will offer a snapshot of how Oregon libraries are working together to serve Oregonians across their lifespan.

For this issue, the editors welcome submissions that describe and/or evaluate projects or services that have had a positive impact on the communities they serve.  Articles that focus on services aimed at a specific age group (e.g. children, teens, college students, adults, older adults) are especially encouraged, as are submissions that describe collaborations between different types of libraries (e.g. between school and public libraries or school and academic libraries, etc.). The editors hope to publish a variety of articles that provide examples of library services across the lifespan.

Submissions must be received by January 6, 2014 to be considered for the issue. Questions, article ideas/queries and submissions may be sent to either issue editor:

Isaac Gilman, | Ayn Frazee,

ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence Winner

We are pleased to announce that Todd Hannon has received the 2013 ACRL Award for Excellence for his work with rural communities through the Community Research Enhancement and Education Development (CREED) project.

This award is designed to recognize individuals or groups who achieve excellence in the field by significantly improving Oregon academic libraries or librarianship.  The ACRL-Oregon board feels that Todd’s work teaching community members about the role of literature searching in the research process and helping community members with literature searches, which have played a vital role in translating librarianship into community empowerment and public health, well deserve this recognition.  We are and will continue to be in great appreciation of Todd’s efforts!

Please join us in congratulating Todd!  His work is truly inspiring, and is a model for academic librarians’ ability to be involved in the communities beyond our institutions.




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