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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.

 

Job Opportunity – Instructional Design & Social Sciences Librarian – University of Connecticut Library

Title:   Instructional Design & Social Sciences Librarian (Job ID 2017424)

 

Rank: University Librarian I (UCP 5)

 

The UConn Library seeks a visionary and creative Instructional Design & Social Sciences Librarian to develop the Library’s online educational learning program. Under the general supervision of the Head of Reference & Curriculum Services, this position will create and assess online instructional modules that integrate with the University’s learning management system, HuskyCT (Blackboard e-Education platform). This position develops and maintains a thorough knowledge of current information literacy, instructional design, and educational assessment best practices.  The incumbent will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with staff throughout the UConn Library and university-wide to enhance student research and critical thinking skills of a diverse population of students.

 

A complete job description including required qualifications, duties and responsibilities, and further information about the UConn Library can be found at: http://lib.uconn.edu/about/employment-opportunities/professional/.

This is a full time position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of July 7, 2017. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment.  Salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

Applications are due on or before March 23, 2017 and must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu (please reference Job ID 2017424) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@uconn.edu.  To ensure consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by March 23, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Serials Conference

On Friday, March 31st, 2017, the 26th annual NC Serials Conference will be taking place at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Please find attached a flyer with registration information. We hope to see you there! Please share with your classes as this is an excellent networking opportunity and we would love to see more SLIS student representation at the conference.

Duke University Press – Digital Content and Systems Coordinator (Data Manager), Project Euclid

Digital Content and Systems Coordinator (Data Manager), Project Euclid 
Duke University Press, a not-for-profit scholarly publisher, is seeking a Digital Content & Communications Coordinator to join the Project Euclid team. The Digital Content & Communications Coordinator works closely with the Director of Publishing Services to supervise day-to-day operations of Project Euclid and provides expertise and training in Euclid systems to Press staff and partner-publishers; responsible for successful implementation and maintenance of digital initiatives; coordinates digital content and development for Euclid; manages Euclid’s social media program.
 
Project Euclid (projecteuclid.org), which is a joint-venture between Duke University Press and Cornell University Library, is a growing multi-publisher electronic publishing platform for mathematics and statistics, with an annual budget of more than one million dollars and includes in excess of 80 journals and 200 monographs from over 35 partner-publishers based all over the world. A successful candidate for this position will be energized by finding creative solutions to business and technology challenges in scholarly publishing.
 
The position is listed with the University as Job Code 1018, Job Level 10, Job Title of “Data Manager”, and is eligible for Duke University benefits. If interested, please complete the University-required application process, including submission of an electronic cover letter & résumé prior to close of the position at Noon on 03/13/2017.  Please apply for requisition number 401231351.
 
·         Job Description:
                                  I.          Administrative / Training
    1. Provide technical expertise to partner-publishers on XML and metadata related issues.
    2. Serve as Project Euclid liaison to other Duke University Press teams, principally the Customer Relations team, and provide training on Euclid systems and services.
 
                                II.          Digital Content Production and Development
    1. Responsible for initial implementation of new publisher websites on Project Euclid; provide training for publishers on metadata preparation procedures and maintain relationships with them; monitor & ensure that metadata is correct; provide support for publisher production issues and assist in metadata preparation as needed.
    2. Provide oversight & training on publishers’ XML subscription access files.
    3. Manage & oversee content conversion and digitization projects; coordinate relationships with associated vendors.
    4. Analyze project needs in regard to metadata and digital content; develop appropriate user manuals, instructional brochures, and other documentation as needed.
    5. Liaise with IT systems experts and programmers at Duke University Press and Cornell University Library on hardware and software issues affecting accessibility of Euclid content.
    6. Research & recommend strategies for improving Euclid as a hosting platform; monitor trends in digital content development and scholarly communications.
 
                             III.          Website Development and Maintenance
    1. Create website content, write copy, and help resolve site errors; assess competitors’ sites and recommend improvements to Euclid’s website and platform.
 
                             IV.          Social Media
    1. Manage Project Euclid’s social media presence; responsible for increasing Euclid visibility.
o    Required:  Experience with digital content production. Working knowledge of HTML/XML standards and practices, current digital information technologies and publishing formats, digital format specifications, and standards-based metadata schemes and DTDs. Ability to translate technical issues and communicate with both experts and non-experts. Strong project management and problem solving skills, detail-oriented and highly organized; ability to prioritize and juggle many tasks simultaneously. Excellent communication, interpersonal, research, and editing skills. Familiarity with online academic research resources.
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o    Preferred Qualifications:  Familiarity with the TeX typesetting system; familiarity with mathematics and/or statistics.

 

“Re-visioning The Library” Event to be Held at the SLIS Library

“Re-visioning The Library” Event to be Held at the SLIS Library

location: SLIS library, on the third floor of Shepard Library

date: March 6th

time: 6 PM

Food will be provided for guests. Further information to follow.

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Head, Slavic Division.

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Head, Slavic Division. The complete position description can be found attached.
 
To learn more or apply for this role, please visit:
 
After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click ‘search openings’ and then enter ‘41484BR’ in the Auto Req ID Field.  
 

 

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.

 

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