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Library Publishing Directory, Second Edition

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries on October 23rd, 2014

Library Publishing Coalition has released the Library Publishing Directory, second edition .

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Published just in time for Open Access Week, the Directory illustrates the many ways in which libraries are actively transforming and advancing scholarly communications in partnership with scholars, students, university presses, and others.

In documenting the breadth and depth of activities in this field, this resource aims to articulate the unique value of library publishing; establish it as a significant and growing community of practice; and to raise its visibility within a number of stakeholder communities, including administrators, funding agencies, other scholarly publishers, librarians, and content creators.

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    Vice Provost and University Librarian at Columbia University

    Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on October 22nd, 2014

    Columbia University is recruiting a Vice Provost and University Librarian.

    Here's an excerpt from the ad:

    The University is seeking a dynamic individual to lead a large, complex, globally recognized academic research library system with remarkable growth in its collections in recent years and highly talented staff undertaking an impressive range of innovative professional assignments.

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      University of Chicago Names Brenda Johnson Library Director and University Librarian

      Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on October 20th, 2014

      Brenda Johnson has been appointed Library Director and University Librarian at the University of Chicago for a five-year term.

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      Johnson currently serves as Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University, Bloomington—a position she has held since 2010. She succeeds Judith Nadler, who retired in June after nearly five decades of service to UChicago.

      Before coming to Indiana University, Johnson was University Librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent more than 20 years at the University of Michigan, where she served as Associate University Librarian for Public Services, a position with responsibility over that institution's 19 libraries.

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        Does Discovery Still Happen in the Library? Roles and Strategies for a Shifting Reality

        Posted in Electronic Resources, ERM/Discovery Systems, Research Libraries on September 26th, 2014

        ITHAKA S+R. has released Does Discovery Still Happen in the Library? Roles and Strategies for a Shifting Reality.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        In this Issue Brief, Roger Schonfeld explores how the vision that the library should be the starting point for research-a vision many library directors hold-is often in conflict with the practices of faculty and students. As users migrate to other starting points, librarians could invest in ways to bring them back. But there is also an opportunity for librarians to re-think their role and perhaps pursue a different vision altogether.

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          The Changing Landscape of Library and Information Services: What Presidents, Provosts, and Finance Officers Need to Know

          Posted in Research Libraries on September 24th, 2014

          The Council on Library and Information Resources has released The Changing Landscape of Library and Information Services: What Presidents, Provosts, and Finance Officers Need to Know.

          Here's an excerpt:

          CIOs Richard Holmgren, of Allegheny College, and Gene Spencer, of Ursinus College, draw on the workshop discussions to summarize the key challenges and opportunities facing LITS organizations. Developments of the past decade-from the ubiquity of cell phones to the growth of virtual server infrastructure and the maturation of open-source software support models-have created new opportunities for LITS organizations to improve student outcomes, increase revenue, and manage costs. The authors discuss these opportunities and identify the core competencies that LITS organizations will need to support positive institutional change in the decade ahead.

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            Next-Gen Learning Spaces, SPEC Kit 342

            Posted in ARL Libraries, Research Libraries on September 17th, 2014

            ARL has released Next-Gen Learning Spaces, SPEC Kit 342.

            Here's an excerpt:

            This SPEC Kit explores the configuration and uses of library learning spaces, the developments and transformations that have occurred over the past ten years, and future plans for learning spaces to determine where they are on a continuum between first-gen information commons and next-gen spaces. It explores five main areas related to learning spaces: what kinds of learning spaces currently exist, how these spaces have changed since their inception, and the effects these spaces have had on other library operations; the instruction, programming, and collaboration that take place in the learning spaces; and the current assessment methods for learning spaces and changes that have been made or are planned based on the results of these evaluations.

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              Head of Special Collections at University of Houston

              Posted in Research Libraries on September 5th, 2014

              The University of Houston is recruiting a Head of Special Collections.

              Here's an excerpt from the ad.

              The position provides direction and oversight to a group of 6 librarians, 4 regular staff members, and 2 post-doctoral staff members curating archival collections and rare books. The Head oversees the ongoing development of archival collections, work with academic departments, preparation of collections for digitization, and a full calendar of exhibits. There is frequent contact with established donors and potential donors for acquisitions of unique collections, as well as fundraising and management of departmental endowments. The Head of Special Collections serves as a member of the Library Management Council, the Public Services Council, and the Digital Collections Management Committee. The Head of Special Collections holds the Emily Scott Evans Endowed Professorship.

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                "Who Publishes in Top-Tier Library Science Journals? An Analysis by Faculty Status and Tenure"

                Posted in Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on August 29th, 2014

                Quinn Galbraith, Elizabeth Smart, Sara D. Smith and Megan Reed have published "Who Publishes in Top-Tier Library Science Journals? An Analysis by Faculty Status and Tenure" in College & Research Libraries.

                Here's an excerpt:

                This study analyzes the status and background of authors publishing in high-impact library science journals. Twenty-three high-impact journals were selected in this study by both quantitative and qualitative measures, while the analysis of author background focuses on whether the author holds a faculty status position with a tenure track. This study finds that 76 percent of academic librarians have faculty status.

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