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Job Opportunity: Chemistry Librarian at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan has an opening for a Chemistry Librarian to join our Science Librarian team.

Location: The University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, MI
Position Title: Chemistry Librarian
Rank: Associate
Division: Library Research
Reports to: Head of Science, Engineering, Clark Library and Research Data Services. 
Annual Salary: starting at $55,000 – $65,000
Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on 2/5/2017

The complete job posting for this position can be found here: 

Questions can be sent to Lori Tschirhart, ltz@umich.edu, who is chairing the search team for this position.


Call for Applications: Award for Research in Black Print Culture

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, is accepting applications for funding to travel to the Library and utilize its holdings. We offer awards and fellowships in  five main collecting areas: English-language literature, poetry, African American history and culture, Southern history and culture, and modern politics, as well as subject specific funding. 

Of particular note is the recently established Award for Research in Black Print Culture. Funded by Rose Library curator Randall K. Burkett and his wife, Nancy, the award supports researchers exploring the Rose Library’s holdings of rare manuscript, ephemeral, photographic, and print materials produced by and for African Americans. The award is designed to encourage research and writing on the history and significance of black printing, authorship, and publishing. Stipend up to $1,000 annually.
The application deadline is February 15, 2017, and full details may be found at http://rose.library.emory.edu/research-learning/fellowships-awards/visiting-researchers/index.html.


Position Announcement – Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian – The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio invites applications for the position of Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian. Due to recent staff changes, we are recruiting again for a person to fill a second Outreach and Community Engagement position.
SUMMARY: The librarian in this position will; advance the mission of the university in education and community service by maintaining support for the library’s outreach and community engagement services; participate in the development of outreach and grant programs; work collaboratively with librarians and staff to plan, implement, and assess programs, communications, and marketing to enhance community awareness of the UT Health Science Center Libraries; assist with the coordination of library outreach and community engagement activities related to marketing of services, resources and events.
Required education and experience:
• Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program
• Minimum of 0-1 year of post-MLS experience
• Commitment to excellent service and ability to manage multiple priorities; excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of marketing principles; experience with promotion and publicity, social media management, project coordination, writing, and assessment
• Experience with outreach programming; developing educational and promotional materials in print and digital formats
• Strong background in the use of information technologies and information management tools
Apply online at the UT Health Science Center Human Resources Employment web site: https://www.uthscsajobs.com/ where the position is posted under Library Operations – Librarian. Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references with your application.
All positions are security sensitive and will require criminal background checks.


Job posting: International Studies Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington

The Indiana University Libraries seek a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic, and service oriented individual to serve as International Studies Librarian.

For more information, see here.  https://libraries.indiana.edu/job-postings-librarians

NCCU School of Library and Information Sciences Commencement

Congratulations to the NCCU SLIS Class of 2016!
The University-wide NCCU Commencement Ceremony will be held in the McDougald-McLendon Arena on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 9:00 AM. Immediately following the Commencement exercises, we will host the SLIS Commencement and Awarding of Degrees ceremony in the School of Library and Information Sciences located in James E. Shepard Memorial Library in room 337. A reception will follow the program in room 339.
We look forward to seeing students, families, friends, and SLIS alumni on this most special of days!


Bowling event: Wednesday December 6, 2016

Invitation: Bowling For Book Lovers


Join us for an end of the semester celebration for all the hard work we’ve put into the MLS program at North Carolina Central University. This event is being hosted by the student chapters for the American Library Association and the Special Library Association. We are meeting at Kings North Hills Bowling at Kings


Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:30 PM-9:30 PM


Kings North Hill Bowling
141 Park at North Hills St., Suite 120
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 Get directions

Please RSVP to Jaccqueline Guilford: jguilfor@eagles.nccu.edu

Scholarship opportunities

From Dean Gant:

Please see the link the Generation Google Scholarship. The opportunity is targeted to students in computer science or related fields. Information Science is a related field. I am happy to advise anyone who applies on how to best to market your MIS or technically oriented LIS program for this opportunity.


A second opportunity available is the Women Techmakers Scholars Program https://www.womentechmakers.com/scholars . this program fits well for both LIS and MIS women students. “A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership and impact on community.”

Again for these or any opportunity that you find, I am happy to talk with you further to advise you on how to best communicate about your program and its fit.

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