2017 Schedule of Summer courses is now available!

The Summer 2017 SLIS Course offerings are now available!

New classes have been added, including courses in Digital Government, Digital Librarianship, Information Security, and many other special topics!
The complete listings can be found here.
Details about our innovative new courses can be found here.

There are two summer sessions:

  • Summer I Session – May 30, 2017 to June 27, 2017
  • Summer II Session – June 29, 2017 to July 28, 2017

Please contact your academic advisor for more information and for assistance to register for courses.


Students – Please complete the Student Rating of Instruction (SRI) right away!

ATTENTION STUDENTS: As you finish your coursework, please remember to complete the SRI for each class!

Link to SRI: https://p1.courseval.net/etw/ets/et.asp?nxappid=1P2&nxmid=start

Student feedback is extremely important! To learn more about why, watch this video!


Job Announcement – Lincoln University Library Director



Lincoln University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Library. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented and adept leader to continue to advance the Inman E. Page Library as an integral part of the Lincoln University educational experience and to collaborate on a vision for the evolving role of the library in learning, teaching and research at the university.

Page Library seeks to be the collaborative intellectual center of the campus and an invaluable resource for students and faculty as well as for outside scholars and community members. The next director has the unique opportunity to shape the development and growth of the library and to re-imagine the strategic goals of the library going forward. The next director should be ready to develop and implement a shared vision for the library that will support the university’s academic mission, lead a strong and talented library staff and judiciously manage the libraries resources. The director will collaborate closely with faculty and administrators to align and integrate the library with academic life on campus.

The successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of technological innovations and challenges facing academic libraries today; a strong commitment to intellectual diversity and inclusion; and a passion for the mission and goals of an outstanding liberal arts and research university.

The candidate will have experience in the development and expectations of a strategic vision, a record of successful staff development and team-building, the expertise to balance support for the library’s traditional services with the development of new approaches to teaching, learning, scholarship and dissemination of knowledge.

In summary the new director is expected to –
• Develop and articulate a vision and long-term plan for library
• Initiate and strengthen collaborations with faculty and other departments on campus
• Provide inspiring leadership and support to dedicated staff
• Value and advance diversity
• Guide the continuing evolution of academic information services and adoption of new technologies
Qualifications –
• MLS from an ALA- accredited program or other appropriate degree required; an additional master’s degree or PhD is preferred
• 5 years minimum of progressively responsible library work experience required
• Evidence of effective budget management skills
• Knowledge of assessment tools and use of d a ta to evaluate programs and services
• Strong understanding of the issues of scholarly communication and open access and other challenges facing the 21st century academic library
• Proven involvement and leadership at national and regional levels on academic library issues
Submit Lincoln University employment application, resume/curriculum vita, official transcript of highest degree earned, five letters of recommendation and letter of application to: Human Resource Services, Lincoln University, 101 Young Hall, PO Box 29, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0029 or email: HRS@lincolnu.edu Lincoln University is “An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer.”

Job Posting: Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art Collections Specialist

Position: Collections Specialist, Smithsonian Institution

To view this job opportunity, click the link below and you will be sent to AAM jobHQ where you can apply if you are interested.

Job Summary
Position: Collections Specialist
Employer: Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art
Location: Washington D.C., Dist. Columbia, United States


Click Here to view full job now or go to: http://www.careerwebsite.com/link.cfm?c=c8RlVyQt0iXI

Position Vacancy – Research Data Librarian – Virginia Commonwealth University

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Data Librarian. The Research Data Librarian will collaborate with liaison librarians, researchers, the Office of Research and Innovation, and other stakeholders to organize, disseminate, and preserve data generated by the University’s research enterprise. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.


Reporting to the Associate University Librarian of Scholarly Communications and Publishing, the Research Data Librarian will work closely with librarians and research, teaching, and administrative faculty to improve research data management expertise and practice across the University. The Research Data Librarian will provide consultation, leadership, and thorough knowledge of best contemporary practice in research data management to faculty, research investigators and investigator teams, and students. The Research Data Librarian will help researchers create data management plans, determine long-term storage and curation plans for research data, select and use data repositories, and meet funder compliance requirements for data integrity and access. The Research Data Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.


Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred: Experience in leading and managing research data management, scholarly communications, or related programs. Expert knowledge of trends and best practices in research data management throughout the research lifecycle. Experience working with researchers and administrators in an academic environment. Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of users with different levels of experience to meet their research data management needs. Understanding of contemporary research practices including workflows, transparency, and reproducibility. Working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research tools including data visualization, data management planning, data analysis, and data description. Strong teaching and data literacy competencies. Proven understanding of scholarly communication trends, funder requirements, open access, repositories, and research impact measures. Demonstrated awareness of privacy and confidentiality for human subjects research and other research involving protected data. An advanced degree or relevant subject knowledge in a health science or science discipline.

Successful experience working in a collaborative environment. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills as well as presentation and public speaking skills. Able to work professionally with academic and clinical faculty. Flexible and adaptable to succeed in an evolving, fast-paced environment. Strong service orientation. Ability to bring new ideas and concepts to current practice. Interest in developing new skills through continuing education opportunities. Experience at urban research institutions, HBCU or minority serving institutions is desired.

For the complete posting, please see:  https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/61813

Friends of the Michigan Tech Library graduate internship for summer 2017

The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections is currently seeking applications for the Friends of the Michigan Tech Library graduate internship for summer 2017. Michigan Tech is a mid-size public university located in Michigan’s northwestern Upper Peninsula. Our University Archives and Historical Collections houses a wide array of manuscript materials and special formats documenting the social, cultural, environmental and industrial history of the region and the university.


We are seeking applicants currently enrolled in a graduate library science program, preferably with coursework or experience in archives. The internship offers a $5000 stipend. The intern is expected to commit to 35 hours of work per week over the course of 7 weeks. The internship will begin on or near June 26, 2017.


I am attaching the job posting as well as a link to the announcement on our blog. If you or your students have any questions please direct them to our University Archivist, Lindsay Hiltunen at copper@mtu.edu.


Recruiting for new interns at the US EPA Library in Research Triangle Park, NC

These positions are available with August 2017 start dates.
NCCU-SLIS students should apply at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/117532 no later than Monday, April 17, 2017.

Link: Library Internship at EPA-NCCU-Fall2017

EPA librarian Susan Forbes, will be available to answer questions about the EPA Library Internship Program during an information session on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 5:30pm in room LIB 316.

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