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Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Rutgers University

Posted in ARL Libraries on December 12th, 2014

Rutgers University is recruiting a Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the VP/UL serves as the Libraries' chief administrative and academic officer with overall responsibility for library operations and services, including strategic planning, operational planning and assessment, and oversight and management of a $34 million budget. The VP/UL leads and directs personnel resources of approximately 275 faculty and staff members, collection development and management, information and research services, information technology infrastructure and initiatives, design of library facilities, fund raising, public relations, and state, regional, national, and international collaborative activities and programs.

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    Measuring Up: Assessing Use of Digital Repositories and the Resulting Impact Project Gets IMLS Grant

    Posted in ARL Libraries, Digital Archives and Special Collections, Digitization, Institutional Repositories on December 10th, 2014

    The Measuring Up: Assessing Use of Digital Repositories and the Resulting Impact Project has received an IMLS Grant.

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $500,000, three-year National Leadership Grant to four partner organizations-the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Montana State University, OCLC Research, and the University of New Mexico-to perform research and recommend best practices that will improve data collection and information sharing for institutional repositories and digitized collections.

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      Chris Bourg Named MIT Libraries Director

      Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on November 24th, 2014

      Chris Bourg has been named as MIT's Libraries Director ;

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      Bourg comes to MIT from Stanford University, where she is currently associate university librarian for public services. At Stanford, Bourg oversees the largest division of the Stanford University Libraries, with six branches and a collection of more than 4 million volumes. . . .

      Bourg received her BA from Duke University, her MA from the University of Maryland, and her MA and PhD in sociology from Stanford. She has written and spoken extensively on the topics of libraries, leadership, diversity, and social justice. She is a strong advocate for gender equality, and was involved in creating and leading the first Women's Voices and Influence group for Stanford staff.

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        UC Shared Print RoadMap for 2014-2018: Recommended Activities to Pursue

        Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on November 14th, 2014

        The California Digital Library has released UC Shared Print RoadMap for 2014-2018: Recommended Activities to Pursue.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        Key projects and policies that our libraries will pursue and explore include:

        • Coordinated print serials archiving to UCs two Regional Library Facilities and a deduplication service
        • A retrospective shared print monographs program
        • Coordinated digitization and print retention of State Documents
        • Disclosure of UC shared print collections in union catalogs such as OCLC WorldCat and PAPR using the OCLC Shared Print Metadata Guidelines
        • Revision of UC Libraries' "persistence policy" to support extramural partnerships
        • Assessing existing shared print policies and projects and making adjustments to them

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          "Summary of SHARE Community Meeting, Fall 2014"

          Posted in ARL Libraries, Open Access, Publishing on November 12th, 2014

          ARL has released "Summary of SHARE Community Meeting, Fall 2014."

          Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

          On October 13-14, 2014, members of the SHARE community gathered in Crystal City, Virginia, for their first face-to-face meeting. Attendees included more than half the members of the SHARE working groups (communications, technical, repository, and workflow), as well as SHARE Notification Service prototype participants and other stakeholders. The two-day meeting was intended to showcase progress on the Notification Service; identify challenges and opportunities related to the Notification Service prototype; explore future SHARE projects; and delve into ways in which the higher education community can play a proactive role in the stewardship of research. The meeting was convened with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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            "ARL Membership Convenes in Washington, DC, for Fall 2014 Meeting"

            Posted in ARL Libraries on November 10th, 2014

            ARL has released "ARL Membership Convenes in Washington, DC, for Fall 2014 Meeting."

            Here's an excerpt:

            Then president of ARL, Carol Pitts Diedrichs of The Ohio State University, convened the 165th ARL Membership Meeting in Washington, DC, on Tuesday afternoon, October 7, 2014. All available presentation slides are linked after the speakers' names in the following summary of the meeting.

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              Dean of the University Libraries at University of Maryland, College Park

              Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on November 7th, 2014

              The University of Maryland, College Park is recruiting a Dean of the University Libraries.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad:

              The University of Maryland, College Park invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the University Libraries. The University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and is the flagship of the University System of Maryland. Located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor within easy commuting distance of both the nation's capital and the state capital, the University enjoys close proximity to the Library of Congress and National Archives as well as to numerous specialized libraries such as the Folger Shakespeare Library and the National Library of Medicine. The University ranks among the top 20 public universities, with over 35,000 students engaged in nationally and internationally recognized programs in undergraduate and graduate studies.

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                Hillman University Librarian and Director at University of Pittsburgh

                Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on November 4th, 2014

                The University of Pittsburgh is recruiting a Hillman University Librarian and Director.

                Here's an excerpt from the ad:

                The University of Pittsburgh invites nominations for this position of the Hillman University Librarian and Director, University Library System (ULS). This is an exceptional opportunity for an accomplished and innovative leader to continue to advance one of the nation's leading academic research libraries and serve as a strong advocate for the essential role of the library in learning, teaching, and research at Pitt. One of the top research universities in the country, Pitt is a state-related research university and part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in Pennsylvania. Current enrollment in Pitt's 16 undergraduate and graduate schools and 4 regional campuses is 34,934 (25,074 undergraduate and 9,860 graduate students). In 2013, the University's federally funded research summed to almost $700 million. Pitt is ranked 7th overall and 4th among public institutions in the most recent U.S. National Science Foundation's rankings of federally funded research at universities and colleges. A member of the Association of American Universities, Pitt is currently ranked 62nd among research universities nationally and 20th among public research universities by the US News & World Report.

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