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Senior Cataloging & Metadata Assistant -- School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:26pm

The John M. Flaxman Library of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago seeks a Senior Cataloging & Metadata Assistant to assist in our Digital Services efforts. Will be responsible for metadata production and data entry in multiple systems. Assists with metadata creation and data maintenance for multiple projects. This is a full-time, 30-hrs a week, hourly position.

Requires:

Bachelor’s degree; familiarity with cataloging, metadata, and related standards and practices; familiarity with library and archival processes for handling materials; proficiency with standard office hardware and software; attention to detail; ability to learn new systems rapidly; and ability to work productively as part of a team or independently.

Preferred:

Experience working in library technical services; hands-on experience with OCLC, Voyager, and CONTENTdm software; knowledge of MARC, AACR2, LCSH, and LC classification system; knowledge of Dublin Core and digital library standards; and background in the visual arts, design, or architecture.

To Apply:

Complete an online application. The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer.

Current Copyright Issues: Directors' Webinar Series

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 3:02pm

This webinar will address current copyright issues and trends.

Presented by Carrie Russell, American Library Association, Office for Information Technology Policy, Director, Program on Public Access to Information. Carrie has worked for OITP since 1999, first as Copyright Specialist where she developed copyright education programs for librarians and analyzed the expansion of copyright law in the digital environment and its impact on public policy. As Director of the Program on Public Access to Information, her portfolio also includes international copyright, accessibility, and e-books.

This webinar is geared toward those at the Director level, with CARLI Library Deans and Directors as the intended audience. This event will be recorded.

Registration: To register, please click on the "Register" tab above. Deadline for registering is Monday, October 30, 2017.

Connect to the webinar

Select the radio button "Enter as a guest" and enter your name.

Computer setup

If you’d like to make sure your computer is set up to be able to run Adobe Connect before the webinar, review this guide for checking your computer’s settings:

Audio for the webinar will be via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) only. All attendees will be able to ask questions of the presenters via a chat function within the software. The most important part of the audio set up wizard is to ensure you can hear the audio. Attendee microphones will not be used for this webinar.

Please contact the CARLI Office at support@carli.illinois.edu if you have any questions about this webinar.

Demystifying the Process: Getting Your Article Published, Directors' Webinar Series

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:30pm

Are you thinking about submitting an article for publication? Trying to decide which journal to submit to? Unclear how the process of editorial and peer review will work? Pondering whether you want to prioritize publishing open access? Get answers to these questions and more!

Presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lisa is currently the editor of Library Trends and the eContent Column in EDUCAUSE Magazine as well as serving on a variety of editorial boards and review panels.

This webinar is geared toward those at the Director level, with CARLI Library Deans and Directors as the intended audience. This event will be recorded.

Registration: To register, please click on the "Register" tab above. Deadline for registering is Friday, October 13, 2017.

Connect to the webinar

Select the radio button "Enter as a guest" and enter your name.

Computer setup

If you’d like to make sure your computer is set up to be able to run Adobe Connect before the webinar, review this guide for checking your computer’s settings:

Audio for the webinar will be via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) only. All attendees will be able to ask questions of the presenters via a chat function within the software. The most important part of the audio set up wizard is to ensure you can hear the audio. Attendee microphones will not be used for this webinar.

Please contact the CARLI Office at  if you have any questions about this webinar.

Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainers Workshop

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:04pm

Location: Heartland Community College

More information to come.

Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainers Workshop

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:02pm

Location: Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus

More information to come.

Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainers Workshop

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:01pm

Location: Governors State University

More information to come.

Preservation Committee Meeting

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 3:25pm

Conference call

Join by phone

+1 217 332 6338
+1 312 994 8410
+1 888 983 3631

Conference ID: 5259711

Digital Archivist - Northwestern University

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 3:19pm

Northwestern University Libraries seek a Digital Archivist to coordinate the accessioning, arrangement, and description of born-digital archival collection materials, including websites, in the Archival Processing unit, part of the Libraries’ Distinctive Collections workgroup. Along with Archival Processing, Distinctive Collections encompasses the Northwestern University Archives, Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, Art Library, Music Library, and Transportation Library. Core responsibilities include collaborating with Distinctive Collections staff to acquire, appraise, describe, preserve, and provide access to born-digital records and resources. The Digital Archivist also works with the Head of Archival Processing and other colleagues to plan and execute workflows for the incorporation of born-digital and hybrid collections into the Libraries’ archival collection management system. He/she will also supervise the activities of interns and work study students. This position collaborates with the Head of Archival Processing in the planning and implementation of unit priorities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish policies, plan workflows, and set priorities for processing born-digital archival collection materials, working collaboratively and responsively with Distinctive Collections staff, Repository and Digital Curation staff, and other key partners from across the Libraries.
  • Manage ingest of selected campus websites and other web content and born-digital materials transferred or donated by members of the university community or selected by curators and librarians.
  • Evaluate and implement specialized tools that characterize, describe, and/or transform born-digital content as needed.
  • Coordinate the transfer of digital materials from a variety of current and legacy media formats such as tapes, floppy disks, CDs, and hard drives, and implement mechanisms for ensuring the authenticity, preservation, and access of this material.
  • Develop processes for the routine acquisition, preservation, and access of born-digital materials given to Distinctive Collections units, including email, websites, social media, and other electronic records.
  • Arrange and describe archival and manuscript collections in both paper and digital format. Collections could be a combination of paper records, born-digital materials, audiovisual items, and objects.    
  • Assist donors with the transfer of born-digital collections.
  • Collaborate with campus units working on related problems in digital records retention, and research data archiving.
  • Maintain and promote awareness and understanding of developments and trends in the field of digital preservation.
  • Supervise and train student assistants through effective communication and a fostering of shared goals that yields knowledge, productivity, and dependability.
  • Manage and promote the Libraries’ efforts to identify and preserve key university web content.
  • Serve as a member of relevant committees.
  • Represent the Libraries and the University through conference participation and other activities relevant to the profession and Northwestern.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate degree in librarianship or related field.
  • Extensive knowledge of current trends in digital preservation theory and standards and technologies that enable effective preservation of permanent digital records.
  • Knowledge of various methods of digital preservation, including the use of file packing formats and comprehensive software programs, as well as the OAIS reference model.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, and complex projects and services.
  • Experience generating checksums, preservation metadata, and working with tools that verify file authenticity and tools that identify potentially restricted content.
  • Experience working with legacy media.
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, VRA core, and TEI
  • Record of professional engagement and contribution, such as research, publication, and involvement in pertinent professional and scholarly organizations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with donors.

MINIMUM COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to work in collaborative team-based environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Adaptable, ability to adjust to changing environment
  • Customer-focused

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of digital archives and digital preservation.
  • Coursework in archives, digital curation, or digital preservation.    
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: ArchivesSpace, Aeon, BitCurator, BagIt, Preservica.
  • Knowledge of electronic records management techniques and best practices.
  • Knowledge of current best practices related to copyright and access issues for born-digital collections.
  • Experience using web archiving applications.
  • Working knowledge of email archiving applications and workflows.
  • Working knowledge of historical research methodology, and strong grounding in social sciences or humanities.
  • Strong understanding of digital forensics tools and workflows; experience maintaining hardware and specialized equipment for access to legacy media (Kryoflux)

ENVIRONMENT:

Northwestern University is a highly selective private university with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois and in Doha, Qatar. One of the leading private research libraries in the United States, Northwestern University Library serves the educational and information needs of the NU community as well as scholars around the world. Its collection contains more than 5 million volumes, a full array of digital resources, and collections of distinction in Africana, transportation, and 20th-century and contemporary music. Northwestern is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA).

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

TO APPLY:

Applications received by September 22nd, 2017 will receive first consideration. You can apply for the position here.

Instruction Committee Monthly Conference Call

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:06pm

Meeting of the Instruction Committee: Conference Call

Call-in information:

+1 217 332 6338 (local Champaign-Urbana number)
+1 312 994 8410 (local Chicago number)
+1 888 983 3631 (toll free)

Conference ID: 58604583

If you prefer to join via VOIP on your computer, please use:

https://meet.uillinois.edu/dmcmpbll/B8BRHDVP

Instruction Committee Monthly Conference Call

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 12:06pm

Meeting of the Instruction Committee: Conference Call

Call-in information:

+1 217 332 6338 (local Champaign-Urbana number)
+1 312 994 8410 (local Chicago number)
+1 888 983 3631 (toll free)

Conference ID: 58604583

If you prefer to join via VOIP on your computer, please use:

https://meet.uillinois.edu/dmcmpbll/B8BRHDVP

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