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Graduate Assistantships for Spring 2017 – Applications Due on January 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

SLIS is hiring graduate assistants for the Spring 2017 semester.  We are hiring multiple Graduate Assistants who will serve in one of three roles as Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and Graduate Technology Assistants. This is open to on-campus and online students.The description of each position is below and is also detailed in the online application.
 
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY JANUARY 6, 2017 AT 5:00 PM
 
You must meet important requirements. 
1.       Minimum GPA: Students  have at a least a 3.0 GPA
2.       Admission Status: Student must be admitted to the program unconditionally (or met the requirements to remove their conditional status)
3.       Enrolled full-time: Students are required to be registered for at least 9 credit hours. If you are a new student, you may skip the GPA requirement.
 
Students may apply at http://jobs.nccu.edu/postings/7428.  Applications are due on January 6, 2017. Please attach a resume and a cover letter confirming you meet the general requirements for employment and stating which position you are interested in and why. Assistantships begin on February 1st, 2017 and run through May 13th, 2017. Graduate assistants also assist with SLIS Graduation. Next year’s graduation for Spring 2017 semester will be held on  May 12, 2017.
 
Position Duties and Descriptions:
 
1.       Graduate Teaching Assistants and Graduate Technology Assistants –
·         Will assist with the development, delivery and maintenance of SLIS’ digital learning ecosystem and distance (online) education courses in various combination of roles in instructional design, online course technical support, content developers and instructor development and support.
·         Will assist with the SLIS web site and social media platforms to develop strategies, develop content, web development, and maintenance.
 
2.       Graduate Research Assistants –
·         (High priority) Assist with the grant proposal writing and development and the related research to prepare grants and seek funding opportunities.
·         Support faculty research in various areas TBA based on faculty needs.
 
3.       Graduate Dean’s Office Assistant –
·         Assist with high priority activities to manage activities in the student lifecycle ranging from recruiting, on-boarding, enrollment, financial aid, service learning, graduation, alumni relations and fund raising  through marketing and communications, IT strategy, database development, CRM management, data analysis, data curation, business process reengineering and records management.
 
 
For questions, please refer to  kbaile45@nccu.edu.

 

Job Posting: NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2017-2019

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Lisa Ruth, Associate Head for Recruiting and Visitor Relations, will be meeting with students on December 1

Job Posting: NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2017-2019
NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC USA
Updated: 7 November 2016
 
The NCSU Libraries is proud to offer a diverse pool of applicants with ALA-accredited M.L.S. or M.I.S. degrees awarded up to 12 months before appointment (e.g., for July 1, 2017 start date, degree should be awarded between July 2016 – June 2017)The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program provides the launching pad for your career in a leading research library. As a Fellow you will experience the rewards of working with a diverse clientele, including outstanding faculty and students in nationally ranked academic programs. You will gain experience in a highly collaborative work environment with access to key decision makers throughout the organization. You will also develop expertise in a functional area of academic librarianship while contributing meaningfully to innovative initiatives of strategic importance. In addition to a competitive salary, you will be provided with a generous professional development stipend.
 
Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/epa/fellows17-19. AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

 

US EPA Library in Research Triangle Park, NC is currently recruiting for a new interns!

A science background is not required for this internship. Interns rotate through different areas of the library and gain valuable professional experience. The EPA Library internship is excellent preparation for many types of library and information jobs and our former interns work in all kinds of libraries.

The application deadline is Friday, November 11th.

Please see the attachment for more details: library-internship-at-epa-nccu-spring2017

Alumni Mixer to Welcome Dean Gant – October 22

The SLIS Alumni association invites you to an alumni mixer welcoming Dean Jon Gant to the NCCU School of Library and Information Sciences!  Join us at the Durham Southwest Regional library from 2:00-5:00 PM on October 22 to meet Dean Gant and to reconnect with classmates and library professionals.  Please see the attached flyer for more details:

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NATIONAL DIGITAL STEWARDSHIP RESIDENCY VACANCIES – BIODIVERSITY HERITAGE LIBRARY

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Title National Digital Stewardship Residency
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Museum of Comparative Zoology
Position Description The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is a collaborative field experience program developed by The Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The program aims to develop a community of professionals in the dynamic fields of digital stewardship and (biodiversity) informatics. This resident cohort will enable five residents to work on projects related to the Biodiversity Heritage Library at BHL partner institutions in Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, St. Louis , MO or Los Angeles, CA from January 2017 to December 2017.

This program will provide qualified post master and doctoral candidates the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long-term preservation, and accessibility of digital assets.

Experience with large data sets, knowledge of user-interface design, and the ability to incorporate user perspective in system planning is important. The resident should be comfortable working in a highly collaborative virtual environment.

This resident cohort will enable five residents to work on projects related to the Biodiversity Heritage Library at BHL partner institutions in Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, St. Louis, MO or Los Angeles, CA from January 2017 to December 2017. NDSR participants will get a first-hand look into the preservation issues and topics challenging these institutions. Through collaboration with other interested organizations, this project plans to identify guidelines for best practices in a digital library for collection analysis and data linking. Residents will each be assigned one of the following host institutions and corresponding projects.

STIPEND: $50,000 for 12 months

SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

Carnegie-Whitney Awards up to $5,000

Carnegie-Whitney Awards up to $5,000
The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.
Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as “ReadMOre,” a reading list for Missouri’s state-wide reading program, to more specialized, scholarly proposals such as “Librarianship and Information Science in the Islamic World, 1966-1999: An Annotated Bibliography.”
Applications must be received by November 6, 2016. Recipients will be notified by the end of February 2017.
For more information and guidelines, visit http://www.ala.org/offices/publishing/sundry/alapubawrds/carnegiewhitney or contact Mary Jo Bolduc, Grant Administrator, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611; Fax (312) 280-5275; e-mail: mbolduc@ala.org.

Hinari Event

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.HINARI TRAINING EVENT
October 27, 2016

When? 8:30am-12:30pm, light refreshments will be served
Where? The Classroom, The Frontier
800 Park Offices Drive, RTP, NC
What? Lead by Lenny Rhine, Ph.D., this 4 hour hands-on course will teach practical skills for locating, accessing,
evaluating and promoting resources in Hinari, which allows low/emerging-income countries to gain access to important and influential literature in biomedical and related social
sciences. Attendees can gain 4 CE hours for their participation. To learn more about Hinari, visit: http://who.int/hinari/en/.
Who should attend? Librarians, information professionals, students, faculty and community members with an interest in global health. If your students or faculty work with others in developing countries, please attend!
Ready to register? https://goo.gl/forms/9ExwnZzfh1gBpCD03

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