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Confronting Inequality Symposium

Thursday, October 18

10 am - 4 pm

Milton Public Library

476 Canton Ave, Milton, MA

REGISTER HERE

Join us to examine the forces creating and sustaining inequality, to celebrate transformative efforts to disrupt those forces, and to highlight tools that librarians and other information professionals can use to help secure equality in their communities.

 

 

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The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program

The National Library of Medicine (NIH) Associate Fellowship Program will be accepting applications until January 25, 2019. The Program supports participants who are pursuing or have received a Master's degree in Library Science or Informatics to conduct research at universities, colleges, and U.S. government laboratories throughout the United States.

 

The Associate Fellowship financial support includes:

  • Annual stipend of $56,233
  • Additional funding to support purchase of group health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation support
  • Funding to support attendance at local and national conferences

 

Recent Master's graduates or Master's students who will soon complete their degrees are encouraged to apply. The fellowships offer a very competitive annual stipend and an annual travel allowance for the participant. We appreciate any assistance in helping us identify competitive candidates for this prestigious fellowship.

 

Please visit our website (https://orise.orau.gov/nih/) for details, and our opportunity (https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NIH-NLM-2018-01 for details.

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Post-Doctoral Associate Position, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University seeks applications for a post-doctoral associate position from individuals with expertise in information retrieval and recommender systems. This will be a calendar year position beginning as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will work with Dr. Chirag Shah on his NSF-funded research project "Information Fostering - Being Proactive in Information Seeking" which aims to build a proactive information retrieval (IR) system that will be developed through a series of studies and experiments. This work will involve collecting and analyzing data from user interactions, constructing machine learning models, building intelligent agent(s), and evaluating the resulting system using a lab study and/or simulations. The post-doc will have the following responsibilities:
  • Assist with executing lab studies to collect searching/browsing data and test systems
  • Analyze task, intention, problems, and help data to build various machine learning models
  • Develop an intelligent agent based on Coagmento architecture for providing proactive IR
  • Advise Ph.D. students and undergraduates in the school's InfoSeeking Lab on research designs, data analyses, and system development
  • Write and publish experimental results
This will be a one-year position with a possibility of renewal. Compensation includes the calendar year salary and full health and other benefits from Rutgers University beginning two months after the start date. For more information about our competitive package of benefits, visit http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits.

An earned doctorate in Computer Science, Information Science, or a related field is required. The applicant should have prior experience in conducting lab and/or field studies, collecting and analyzing data with quantitative and qualitative approaches, and writing and publishing in scholarly journals.
To apply, visit https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/75987. For further questions please contact Dr. Chirag Shah at chirags@rutgers.edu.

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Doctoral Research Fellowship, Archive, Library and Museum Studies, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

One Doctoral Research Fellowship (PhD) within Media and Documentation Studies/Archive, Library and Museum Studies is available in the Department of Language and Culture at the University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The Research Fellow will be a member of the research group ALMPUB-Trg (Tromsø research group) and a participant in the research project The ALM-field, digitalization and the public sphere (ALMPUB).

 

The appointment is a fixed term position for four years.

 

The purpose of the PhD Research Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral dissertation to be defended publicly. The candidate will be affiliated with the Faculty's organised research training, and the academic work must result in a doctoral thesis aiming to obtain the degree of PhD within the period of employment. Admission to a PhD programme is a prerequisite for employment, and the programme period starts on commencement of the position.

 

The successful candidate must meet the requirements for admission to the Faculty's PhD program, cf. § 6 of UiT PhD regulations. Moreover, the applicant must prove English language proficiency equivalent to the standards of Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, see PhD Regulations UiT.

 

For more information, see also uit.no/hsl/phd.

 

For further information about the position (and the project), please contact Professor Andreas Vårheim, phone +47 - 77 64 57 39, e-mail: andreas.varheim@uit.no

or the Head of Department of Language and Culture Eystein Dahl, phone +47 77 64 42 90, e-mail: Eystein.dahl@uit.no.

 

Affiliation

The position is affiliated with the Department of Language and Culture (ISK). The Department consists of 75 permanent employees, 10 adjunct professors, and approximately 30 PhD fellows. Additionally, the Department has approximately 25 temporary research and teaching positions. The Department's core activities are research, teaching, and dissemination within linguistics, literature, art history, and media and documentation studies.

 

The Department has a very active and diverse research profile. It houses one of the world's most excellent research communities in linguistics, with research groups within cognitive linguistics (CLEAR), Sami language technology (Giellatekno and Divvun), sociolinguistics (LAIDUA), language acquisition (LAVA), and theoretical linguistics (CASTL-FISH). The Department's research communities within literature, art history, and media and documentation studies are nationally highly competitive, and are organised into research groups such as Health Art Society (HAS), Russian Space, and WARGAME.

 

ISK offers one-year programme education, Bachelor, and Master programmes within general linguistics, literature, art history, media and documentation studies, English, French, Kven, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian, Sami, Spanish, and German. It also offers PhD education within cultural/literary studies, art history, media and documentation studies, and linguistics.

 

The research fellowship is within the Programme for Media and Documentation studies and the research group ALMPUB-Trg. Trg is one of several partners participating in the international research project ALMPUB unded by the Research Council of Norway. The partners include Norwegian, Nordic, German, Swiss, Hungarian, and U.S. universities. In ALMPUB-Trg, we focus on how public libraries, museums, archives and Sami documentation centres develop and implement new strategies, models of cooperation, working methods, and activities when faced with digitisation and digitisation processes influencing their work and the daily lives of users. Our emphasis is dual: We study how ALM institutions use and develop digital technology in their mediation work, and how the institutions contribute to community development in the digital age.

 

The appointed Doctoral Research Fellowship must have her/his daily workplace at the UiT, campus Tromsø.

 

The position's field of research/research project

The Research Fellowship is directed towards ALM institutions and change processes related to digitisation. Projects studying how these processes unfold in local public libraries, archives, museums, and Sami documentation centres are of particular interest. In this area of research few studies have been conducted, and we welcome intensive case studies. Comparative projects across institutional types, local communities, cultures, ethnic groups or nation states are encouraged. Comparative projects involving North American cases are seen as fruitful for research into the four types of institutions.

 

A 6-12 months stay at a university abroad is encouraged.

 

Qualification requirements

The position requires a Master`s degree in Documentation Studies, Library and Information Science or a related discipline.  Applicants with a Master's degree in Political Science, Sociology, and Social Anthropology or related disciplines can be considered. The grade B or better in the Norwegian grading system for the Master's thesis, is required. Foreign degrees recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian Master`s degree will be considered.

 

In addition, he/she must be able to document proficiency in English equivalent to Norwegian Higher Education Entrance Qualification, refer to the website about PhD regulations at UiT.

 

Personal suitability will be emphasised.

 

Working conditions

The normal period of employment is four years. The nominal length of the PhD programme is three years. The fourth year, distributed as 25 % of each year, is reserved for teaching or other academic duties within the university. Please consult PhD Regulations UiT for further information.

 

The position will especially be assigned teaching duties within Media and Documentation Studies.

 

A shorter period of appointment may be decided upon if the applicant has already completed parts of his/her research training programme or if the appointment is based on a previous qualifying position (PhD Candidate, research assistant, or the like) in such a way that the research training amounts to a total of three years.

 

Remuneration for the position of PhD Candidate is in accordance with the State salary scale

code 1017. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted.

 

Application

The application must be submitted electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no.

 

Applications by e-mail are not accepted.

 

The application must include the following attachments:

  • letter of application
  • project description. Please see further information concerning the template for project description
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work)
  • diploma and transcript of records from Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • diploma and transcript of records from Master's degree or equivalent
  • diploma supplement for other completed degrees
  • documentation of English language proficiency
  • list of 2-3 academic referees, including contact details (name, relation to applicant, e-mail address and phone number)
  • Master`s Thesis
  • other works (published or unpublished) which the applicant wishes to be taken into consideration during the assessment process and a description of these.

The list of works should contain the following information:

  • author(s), title of work
  • for articles: the name of the journal and volume, first and last page of the article, year of publication
  • for book or other independent publications: publisher, place of print, year of publication, number of pages

 

All documentation must be certified and translated into English or a Scandinavian language in order to be assessed.

 

Information and material to be considered during the assessment must be submitted within the stipulated deadline.

 

Assessment

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. During this assessment process, emphasis will be attached to the applicant's potential for research as shown by:

  • Master's Thesis or equivalent
  • other academic works, and
  • project description    

In addition, consideration may be given to work experience or other activities of significance for the implementation of the PhD research. This includes teaching education, teaching experience, experience from popularisation and experience/education from other types of dissemination.

 

The best qualified applicants will be selected for interviews. The interview shall among other things aim to clarify the applicant's personal suitability for the position.

 

Other information 

Applicants shall also refer to the supplementary regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the position of postdoctor, research fellow and research assistant at UiT

and the regulations concerning terms and conditions of employment for the position of postdoctor, research fellow and research assistant.

 

Questions concerning the organisation of the working environment, such as the physical state of the place of employment, health service, possibility for flexible working hours, part time, etc. as well as questions about the PhD programme may be directed to the telephone reference in this announcement.

 

UiT's HR policy objectives emphasise diversity, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, functional ability and national or ethnic background.

 

UiT is an IW (Inclusive Workplace) enterprise, and will make the necessary adaptations in order to facilitate for employees with reduced functional ability.

 

Personal data given in an application or CV will be processed in accordance with the Act relating to the processing of personal data (the Personal Data Act). In accordance with Section 25 subsection 2 of the Freedom of Information Act, the applicant may request not to be registered on the public list of applicants. However, the University may nevertheless decide to publish the applicant's name. The applicant will receive advance notification in the event of such publication.

 

In case of discrepancies between the Norwegian and the English version of this description, the Norwegian version takes precedence.

 

We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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YES for CURE, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA

The Young Empowered Scientists for Continued Research Engagement (YES for CURE) Program at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center will begin accepting applications for its second cohort of talented high school and undergraduate students this month! 

 

Last year, DF/HCC expanded its established and highly regarded Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program. The inaugural year of YES for CURE has been a tremendous success. YES for CURE is a two and a half year training initiative for highly motivated high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in scientific research. Through engagement in mentored summer research projects, participation in an advanced scientific curriculum during the academic year, and year-round professional skills training, students acquire scientific knowledge and technical skills, and increase their understanding of how to conduct biomedical research. Our program provides research experiences in cancer labs to underrepresented high school and college college students.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Because the YES for CURE Program kicks off on February 19thonline applications will be due November 26th. The aim of starting early is to provide a strong orientation and introduction during the academic year so that students can hit the ground running when summer arrives.  Academic year participation is part-time, with program activities limited to after-school sessions and several Saturdays.

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iConference 2019

Oct. 1, 2018 marks our second and final iConference 2019 deadline. This is the due date for all tracks listed below. 

Blue Sky Papers https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-4CB 
Ideas and visions stimulating new directions for iSchool research. 

Sessions for Interaction and Engagement https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-3m 
Interactive sessions, installations and more. 

iSchool Partnerships and Practices https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-2rL 
Showcases effective school programs and industry collaborations. 

Undergraduate Symposium https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-4CQ 
New pre-conference event specially created for undergraduates. 

iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award https://wp.me/Pa8vRv-3z 
Recognizes the year's most outstanding dissertation. 

Submissions are made on our secure submissions site: https://www.conftool.com/iConference2019/ 

Decisions will be announced and registration will open in mid-November. With the exception of a few specialty tracks, submissions and proposals are welcome from all information scholars and practitioners regardless of affiliation. 

iConference 2019 takes place March 31-April 3 in Washington DC. The 2019 theme is "include | inform |inspire." iConference 2019 is hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park in collaboration with Syracuse University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Visit the conference website for more: https://ischools.org/the-iconference/ 

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Diversity Residency, William F. Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

What is the job description?

The Diversity Residency is for recent MLS graduates who are members of historically underrepresented groups with less than three years of professional library experience and who want to pursue a career in academic librarianship. The residency is focused on reference and instruction and below are some of the key responsibilities:

  • Teaches information literacy sessions
  • Provides reference help in person and virtually
  • Serves as a liaison to specific subject disciplines and to one or more of the campus diversity offices
  • Contributes to the University's diversity and inclusion goals, as well as the Libraries' goals
  • Participates in library, university, and/or professional committees
  • Engages in professional activities such as attending conferences, giving presentations, and writing for professional publications

How long is the position?

This is a term faculty position with an initial 12-month contract. A second year twelve-month contract is possible. The position is a maximum of two years.

As a librarian new to the field, do you expect me to already know how to fulfill all of the job responsibilities?

No, we understand that applicants are still learning about how to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. The residency serves as guided entry into the field of librarianship. It is housed in a very supportive department. We also offer additional support by matching the resident with a University Libraries mentor who can help with navigating the learning curve. 

Full Job Announcement: https://library.louisville.edu/ekstrom/residency

For more information and to apply visit:

Do you have more questions?

Check out our FAQ or contact:

Anna Marie Johnson

Head, Research Assistance and Instruction Department

annamarie@louisville.edu

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Archival Fellowship, Vermont Folklife Center, Middlebury, VT

Details:
https://www.vermontfolklifecenter.org/beck-fellowship

Job Title: Jane Beck Folklife Fellowship--Archival Fellow
Reports to: Archivist
Position: Part-time, 12 month terminal


The Jane Beck Folklife Fellowship:
The Jane Beck Folklife Fellowship provides the recipient with a part-time (25 hour-a-week) one-year terminal position that carries a stipend of $30,000. The recipient is required to reside in the state of Vermont for the duration of the Fellowship and fulfill the majority of their work hours on site at the Vermont Folklife Center offices in Middlebury, VT.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Archival Fellow:

  • Work with Archivist and Assistant Archivist to manage the day-to-day functions of the VFC Archive
  • Assist patrons with access to the collection
  • Document and describe collection materials using MS Access and ArchiveSpace databases
  • Edit existing--and generate new--online collections using Omeka
  • Oversee ongoing digital preservation activities
  • Oversee reorganization of archival storage vault
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Maintain a flexible and open-minded attitude to the evolving nature of non-profit work and take on other tasks as requested by the Archivist.


Based on organizational need and the skills of the Fellow, opportunities to engage in ethnographic fieldwork, media production, exhibit development and public programming may arise.


Requirements:
Archival Fellowship Qualifications:

The Jane Beck Archival Folklife Fellowship is intended for individuals who fall into one of the following categories:

  • Have in the 12 months prior to the start of the Fellowship completed an MLS/MLIS/MIS/MAS degree from an ALA accredited institution and have demonstrated interest in and/or experience working with ethnographic, folklife and/or multimedia collections.
  • Are actively completing a dissertation in folklore studies, ethnomusicology or a related ethnographic discipline and hold MLS/MLIS/MIS/MAS degree from an ALA accredited institution or are currently enrolled in an an MLS/MLIS/MIS/MAS degree from an ALA accredited institution or have demonstrated professional experience working in archives.
  • Have in the 12 months prior to the start of the Fellowship completed masters or doctoral degrees in folklore studies, ethnomusicology or a related ethnographic discipline and hold and MLS/MLIS/MIS/MAS degree from an ALA accredited institution or are currently enrolled in an MLS/MLIS/MIS/MAS degree from an ALA accredited institution or have demonstrated professional experience working in archives.


Essential Skills:
Working knowledge of archival descriptive and common metadata standards. Familiarity with ArchiveSpace, MS Access, and Omeka database systems. Competency with common office software (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Google Apps), and computer operating systems (Windows, Mac OS). Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and participate in consensus-based decision making. Willingness and capacity to take initiative and work independently. Demonstrated productivity, creativity and attention to detail.

Additional Useful Skills:
Awareness of preservation and descriptive approaches for audio-visual materials. Familiarity with analog and digital audio recording and playback equipment. Familiarity with digital audio software. Reading knowledge of French. Skills in PHP, CSS and MySQL.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, see, walk, and sit for extended periods and occasionally stand, use hands to feel and hold, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. The work environment is varied and may take place in a wide range of venues. (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Please note: This is not an all-encompassing statement of this position's responsibilities. While it attempts to be comprehensive, new responsibilities may be assigned to this position at any time.


Compensation:
This is a part-time, 12-month terminal position.


To Apply:
Submit cover letter and CV to info@vermontfolklifecenter.org by September 15, 2018. Cover letter should include the names and contact information for two references who can speak specifically to applicant's archival experience. Please include "Jane Beck Folklife Fellowship Application" in the subject line.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Art Fellowship, Boston Athenæum, Boston, MA

POLLY THAYER STARR FELLOWSHIP IN AMERICAN ART

The Boston Athenæum invites applicants for the Polly Thayer Starr Fellowship in American Art. The Fellowship will constitute a full-time, one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, under the supervision of John Buchtel, the Curator of Rare Books and Head of Special Collections. The fellowship is open to graduate students in Art History, American Studies, and allied fields in the final stages of doctoral study (ABD) or to scholars who have attained the PhD within three years of the start of the fellowship.

Reflecting the Quaker values of Polly Thayer Starr, the Athenæum seeks candidates whose expertise and experience will further its goals around matters of representation and inclusion, bringing a fresh perspective to its collections through the critical lenses of African American or Native American studies, women's and gender studies, or peace and conflict studies, as well as other areas of interdisciplinary inquiry.

The Starr Fellow will be a vital part of the Athenæum's curatorial team, participating in a broad range of departmental initiatives and projects designed to further cultural equity. The Fellow will be an active partner in expanding access to, and fostering critical dialogue around, the Athenæum's Special Collections through writing, research, and educational outreach.

Please visit https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/sites/default/files/pdf/employment/polly_thayer_starr_fellow_in_american_art.pdf for more information about the position.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: 50000

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APALA Mentoring Program

Are you a library school student or early career librarian looking for mentorship? Are you a librarian interested in mentoring new librarians or library students? Then consider Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)!

 

On behalf of APALA, we would like to invite you to be part of the 2018-2019 Mentoring Program as a Mentor or a Protégé. The APALA Mentoring Program seeks to provide professional and personal development, inspiration, and encouragement through a supportive mentoring relationship.

 

The program helps new, future and mid-career librarians by providing coaching and guidance in their careers. Mentoring builds relationships between future librarians and professionals to enhance communication and leadership in APALA, ALA, and other library associations. 

  • Protégés are librarians with no more than 5 years professional experience or library school students. Protégés must be or agree to become APALA members. (two categories: early career and mid-career)
  • Mentors are APALA members who possess at least 5 years professional experience and are active in professional library associations.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.apalaweb.org/membership/mentoring-program/. The application deadline is August 17, 2018.

About APALA
Founded in 1980, the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) was organized and founded by librarians of diverse Asian and Pacific ancestries committed to working together toward a common goal: to create an organization that would address the needs of Asian Pacific American librarians and those who serve Asian Pacific American communities.

The purpose of APALA is:

  • To provide a forum for discussing problems of APA librarians and allies.
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas by APA librarians with other librarians.
  • To support and encourage library services to APA communities and allies.
  • To recruit and mentor APA librarians and allies in the library/information science professions.
  • To seek funding for scholarships in library and information science masters programs for APAs.
  • To provide a vehicle whereby APA librarians and allies can cooperate with other associations and organizations having similar or allied interests.

For more about APALA visit www.apalaweb.org.

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Marsted Curatorial Fellow For Contemporary Art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

This position works closely with the Curator of Contemporary Art to primarily assist with the preparations for two collection-based special exhibitions to be presented consecutively in the summer and fall of 2019.

Responsibilities may include: researching individual works of art and artists in the collection as well as potential acquisitions; maintaining and updating exhibition files and checklists; coordinate photography and framing of collection and non-collection artworks; create PowerPoint presentations for internal use and assist in the development of texts and labels for the exhibition. May attend and participate in off-site collection, gallery, and studio visits as well as departmental meetings.

Qualified candidates will have a Master's degree in Contemporary Art or American studies required. ABD or Ph.D. in art history or other humanities fields; post-war and African American studies, gender preferred. Prior art museum experience required. Twelve month position- Fall 2018 - Summer 2019.

Apply to: Please send a resume, a letter of interest tailored to Fellowship, and two letters of recommendation from a professional and/or academic affiliate to: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Attn: HR Department 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Or Email hr@wadsworthatheneum.org 

Deadline for applications: August 17, 2018

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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Privacy and Confidentiality Issues Workshop, Boston College Libraries, Chestnut Hill, MA

Workshop Description

This course covers privacy and confidentiality legal issues specific to archives of digital material. You'll examine the intersection of (and the tension between) privacy/confidentiality, free speech, and freedom to research/write, and focus on how digital records and the digital realm have altered the scene. You'll look at privacy and confidentiality issues in the context of third-party rights, donors, special situations such as medical and education records, national security legislation, and the overriding impact of the digital world. Through case studies, you will examine specific situations pertinent to the work of archivists.

The focus of the day will be on how to think through and identify options for resolving the most commonly encountered privacy and confidentiality legal issues regarding digital records.

To obtain the A&D certificate, you must take either Copyright Issues for Digital Archives or Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives.

Upon completion of this course you'll be able to:

  • Recognize and discuss common legal issues relating to privacy and confidentiality issues in general and for digital archives in particular.
  • Interpret these issues from an archivist's perspective.
  • Realize when ingested records pose possible privacy and confidentiality legal issues.
  • Identify, employ, analyze, and compare the ramifications of a variety of legal steps that you might take to prevent or address one of the legal issues.
  • Communicate and work more effectively with your legal counsel and administration.

Who Should Attend? Archivists and others who need to address privacy and confidentiality legal issues relating to the digital archives of their institutions.

What Should You Know: You should have intermediate to advanced knowledge of archival practices and basic knowledge of general privacy and confidentiality concerns and their effect on archives, including an understanding of how archivists typically address such concerns.

This course builds on others, including Basics of Managing Digital RecordsDigital Records-The Next Step, and Providing Access to Born-Digital Archives.

DAS Core Competency: 

2. Communicate and define terminology, requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of stakeholders.

If you intend to pursue the DAS Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

A&D Core Competency: 

2. Description: Analyze and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate identification, management, and understanding of the work.

6. Ethics: Convey transparency of actions taken during arrangement and description and respect privacy, confidentiality, and cultural sensitivity of archival materials.

7. Risk Management: Analyze threats and implement measures to minimize ethical and institutional risks.

If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.

Attendance is limited to 28.

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Library Diversity Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Library Diversity Fellow Position at Oregon Health & Science University Library in Portland, Oregon 

 

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range: 1.0 FTE; Salary commensurate with experience, minimum $50,000.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library seeks applications from early-career librarians, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, for the position of Library Diversity Fellow. The role is a full time, two-year appointment, non-renewable, entry-level faculty position.

As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, OHSU Library is committed to increasing the number of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups going into academic and health sciences librarianship. The OHSU Library seeks qualified candidates whose backgrounds and experiences will enrich our community.

The experience will provide a foundation for a strong career in academic librarianship.  A flexible program will address the Fellow's goals and interests as well as the Library's needs. The Library will support the Fellow's career interests through mentoring, training, professional development, and participation on library committees.

Position Description:

The Library Diversity Fellow will collaborate with library leadership and colleagues to develop a two-year program that will provide broad exposure to the work of academic librarianship. The program will include on-boarding, mentoring, scholarship and service, as well as practical experience in selected areas of the library.

In the first year of the program, the Fellow will develop skills in library instruction, collaborating with colleagues to teach information literacy to health sciences students and professionals. Both years of the residency will provide opportunities to rotate through other operational areas of the library, which could include collection development, systems, digital collections and repositories, research data management, and special collections. In the second year, the Fellow will develop and complete a capstone project, with the prospect of presenting original research at a conference or in an academic journal. The Fellow will participate in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities, and engage in professional service and scholarship.

Librarians at OHSU hold non-tenured faculty appointments; this position will be filled at Instructor rank. All librarians are members of the Library Faculty Assembly.  Faculty rank, salary, benefits, and professional development opportunities are commensurate with entry level library faculty appointments at OHSU. OHSU is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. To learn more about diversity initiatives at OHSU, please visit the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at www.ohsu.edu/diversity.

The duties of this position:

In the first year of the program, the Fellow will develop skills in library instruction, collaborating with colleagues to teach information literacy to health sciences students and professionals.  Both years of the residency will provide opportunities to rotate through other operational areas of the library, which could include collection development, systems, digital collections and repositories, research data management, and special collections. In the second year, the Fellow will develop and complete a capstone project, with the prospect of presenting original research at a conference or in an academic journal.  The Fellow will participate in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities, and engage in professional service and scholarship.

Position Conditions/Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program conferred by August 2018, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Early career, up to and including 2 years of post-MLIS or post-graduate experience
  • Demonstrated interest in a career in academic or health sciences librarianship
  • Demonstrated experience working both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Excellent analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines/work under tight timelines
  • Ability to work with diverse communities to meet ever-changing needs
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in librarianship and the university community

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with reference, training, teaching, instruction, or equivalent front-line services
  • Ability to adapt one's approach to most effectively meet user needs
  • Ability to contribute service and scholarship to the profession
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to a highly technological environment.

Applications: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com and search for position IRC71586. Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

Oregon Health &Science University values a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu

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Fellowship, American Art, Boston Athenæum, Boston, MA

POLLY THAYER STARR FELLOWSHIP IN AMERICAN ART

The Boston Athenæum invites applicants for the Polly Thayer Starr Fellowship in American Art. The Fellowship will constitute a full-time, one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, under the supervision of John Buchtel, the Curator of Rare Books and Head of Special Collections.

The fellowship is open to graduate students in Art History, American Studies, and allied fields in the final stages of doctoral study (ABD) or to scholars who have attained the PhD within three years of the start of the fellowship. Reflecting the Quaker values of Polly Thayer Starr, the Athenæum seeks candidates whose expertise and experience will further its goals around matters of representation and inclusion, bringing a fresh perspective to its collections through the critical lenses of African American or Native American studies, women's and gender studies, or peace and conflict studies, as well as other areas of interdisciplinary inquiry.

The Starr Fellow will be a vital part of the Athenæum's curatorial team, participating in a broad range of departmental initiatives and projects designed to further cultural equity. The Fellow will be an active partner in expanding access to, and fostering critical dialogue around, the Athenæum's Special Collections through writing, research, and educational outreach.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation from authorities familiar with the applicant's scholarly abilities and achievements to Human Resources at hr@bostonathenaeum.org by July 31, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary

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Open Carpentries Instructor Training Course

We are pleased to announce an open Carpentries instructor training course on 30-31 August geared specifically for the Library Carpentry (https://librarycarpentry.org/) movement supported by a grant to the California Digital Library (https://www.cdlib.org/) from the IMLS.
Open call for instructor training
This course will take place in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at the University of Calgary Libraries (https://library.ucalgary.ca/). The two-day course is open to anyone and the event will focus on preparing members of the library community as Carpentries instructors. The sessions will be led by Carpentries staff and community members, Karen Word, Juliane Schneider, and Chris Erdmann.
What is Library Carpentry?
For those who don't know, Library Carpentry is a global community of library professionals who are developing Carpentries-style lessons to train the library community in software and data skills.
There are a number of ways to get in touch with us starting with our Twitter account: https://twitter.com/libcarpentry.
Library Carpentry is actively creating training modules for librarians and holding workshops around the world. It's a relatively new movement that has received support from two IMLS grants, Shifting to Data Savvy (http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/33891/) and Expanding Library Carpentry (https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/grants/re-85-17-0121-17/proposals/re-85-17-0121-17-full-proposal-documents.pdf). You can learn more about it by reading: Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals (https://www.liberquarterly.eu/articles/10.18352/lq.10176/).
Why should you get certified as a Carpentries Instructor?
Library Carpentry is a movement tightly coupled with The Carpentries, a project that comprises the Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry lesson projects. Since all are based on a train-the-trainer model, one of our challenges has been how to get more experience as instructors. This issue is handled within The Carpentries by requiring instructor certification. Although certification is not a requirement for involvement in Library Carpentry, doing so will help us refine workshops, teaching modules, and grow the movement. Also, by getting certified, you can start hosting your own Library Carpentry, Software Carpentry, or Data Carpentry events on your own campus or within your own organization. It's a great way to engage with your campuses and library community!
Prerequisites
Applicants will learn how to teach people the skills and perspectives required to work more effectively with data and software. The focus will be on evidence-based education techniques and hands-on practice; as a condition of taking part, applicants must agree to:
Abide by The Carpentries Code of Conduct, which can be found at https://docs.carpentries.org/topic_folders/policies/code-of-conduct.html,
  • Agree to teach at a Library Carpentry workshop within 12 months of completing the course, and

  • Complete three short tasks after the course in order to complete the certification.

The tasks take a total of approximately 8-10 hours: see http://carpentries.github.io/instructor-training/checkout for details.
Costs
This course will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, funded under the IMLS grant RE-85-17-0121-17 and supported by the California Digital Library. No-one will be turned down based on inability to pay and a small number of travel awards will be made available.
Accommodation
Discounts will be available thanks to the University of Calgary Libraries at the on-campus Hotel Alma.
How to Apply
We hope to see you there! To apply for this Carpentries Instructor training course for librarians, please submit your application by July 15, 2018:
Under "Group Name" on the application form, it is extremely important to include "2018-08-30-ttt-calgary", otherwise, your application will not be considered.
More information
If you have any questions about this instructor training course, please contact chris@carpentries.org. And if you have any questions about the Library Carpentry movement, please get in touch with us:

 

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