Dr. Renate Chancellor appointed Department Chair

President Garvey has appointed Associate Professor Renate Chancellor as chair of the Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS), a three-year appointment which will commence on August 20th. She will succeed the chair, Dr. Young Choi who will resume her academic duties in DLIS.

Dr. Chancellor joined the faculty in the Spring of 2009, overseeing the Law Librarianship program of study and teaching core classes 553 and 557. She also revitalized the Visions of Italy study abroad program and have made several trips with students from DLIS and other LIS programs around the country. Dr. Chancellor is deeply concerned with achieving equity for people who are made vulnerable by systems of oppression. Her research focuses on human information behavior and social justice in Library and Information Science.

The LIS community thanks Dr. Choi for her service during the past four years, and now welcomes Dr. Chancellor.

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Hana Beckerle and Alex Audziayuk Receive Academic Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Hana Beckerle and Aliaksandr Audziayuk for receiving the department’s Academic Excellence Award in the amount of $500. Both Hana and Alex were nominated by faculty for their superior academic standing, dedication to the field and strong leadership potential. 

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Head of Access Services, Law Library – Georgetown Law

The Head of Access Services oversees all operations of the Access Services department including circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan, the public patron program, media services, as well as planning and overseeing projects involving the physical collections of the law library, including shelving material, shifting the collection, planning the layout of the collection, and monitoring the collection’s use and growth. The Head of Access Services is directly responsible for establishing, implementing, and evaluating policies and procedures in the Access Services department.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Head of Access Services directly supervises 5 FTE staff members (4 full-time, 2 part-time) and indirectly as many as 15 student assistants; works closely with members of the Cataloging, Acquisitions, and Reference departments; and interacts with diverse groups and individuals outside of the library.  Duties include but are not limited to

ADMINISTRATION OF ACCESS SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Supervision and Staff Development

  • Supervises, mentors, and develops Access Services staff by providing assistance and setting an atmosphere that promotes effective work performance.
  • Develops short- and long-term strategies for staff development and training.
  • Makes final personnel decisions for the entire range of employment actions.

Circulation

  • Oversees library circulation and reserve system, performs all circulation functions, processes notices and reports, resolves complex circulation problems, and assures documentation of policies and procedures and training staff.
  • Establishes, evaluates, documents, and implements circulation policies in order to deliver needed research materials and to promote equitable access to library resources.
  • Establishes, evaluates, documents, and implements interlibrary loan (ILL) policies in order to provide materials to other libraries through the ILL program; and coordinates with other departments as needed.
  • Manages the library’s circulation (fulfillment) module in ALMA, which includes collaborating with the Systems Librarian to make necessary adjustments and improvements to local settings, as well as providing feedback on consortium level settings.

Library Access

  • Works with library administration to establish hours of operations and access policies.
  • Ensures that policies, hours, and other access information are correct on the library’s website.
  • Serves as a contact point for people requesting access to the library and its services, and provides oversight of the library’s public patron program.

Physical Collection & Spaces

  • Oversees the print collection, including reshelving, incorporating new materials, inventories, and collaborating to resolve collection issues or problems with other departments.
  • Manages the planning of projects involving the physical aspects of law library’s print collection, including shelving, shifting, layout, and monitoring of collection use and growth.
  • Manages the overall operation and functioning related to media services, including supervising the media and photocopy assistants, and training personnel for this area.

Planning & Statistics

  • Develops and implements comprehensive plans, policies, and procedures for staff.
  • Meets and collaborates with other library units and departments in order to solve complex problems and review procedures.
  • Compiles and maintains statistics related to circulation, library use, and space as required by the ABA, ARL, US News, and other organizations or as needed for internal evaluation.
  • Analyzes and interprets these statistics and other information to forecast trends and plan for events.

COLLABORATION WITH OUTSIDE DEPARTMENTS

Georgetown and Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC)

  • Maintains a strong working relationship with the access services departments of other Georgetown libraries, especially to facilitate joint projects or services related to the library’s participation in the WRLC Consortium.
  • Serves on WRLC Consortium committees or groups and maintains relationships with WRLC access librarians.

Law Center Departments

Meets and collaborates with other units and departments in order to solve complex problems and review procedures. Examples include: Public Safety to ensure access for visitors, alumni, visitors, and researchers seeking to access the library and its collection; and the Registrar’s office.

SERVICE AND CURRENT AWARENESS

  • Participates in library committees and forums, search committees, and task forces to contribute to the over-all welfare of the library operations or to represent the unit.
  • As needed, performs for other departments or sections as part of library-wide efforts in cross-training and personal development.
  • Participates in professional organizations such as the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, and the Law Librarians Society of the District of Columbia (LLSDC) as a representative of the library and to actively participate in the advancement and promotion of the librarian profession; and serves in various leadership capacities within these groups.
  • Maintains current awareness of new technologies and library trends by following news sources and participating in workshops and classes.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • At least three years of library experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong service orientation
  • Ability to work under pressure and to set priorities
  • Integrated library systems experience (Alma preferred).
  • Interlibrary loan systems experience

Preferred

  • Juris Doctor from ABA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • Law library experience
  • Knowledge of legal materials

Need Assistance: If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown’s commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement: Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits: Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

About Us

Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University.  Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, we provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. Students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.These values are at the core of Georgetown’s identity, binding members of the community across diverse backgrounds.

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Systems Administrator-Calvert Library, Maryland

The Systems Administrator (SA) is responsible for the day-to-day support of the Library servers and data network. The work requires extensive experience in servers, server-based applications and networks, both hardware and operating systems.

Two years progressively responsible server & network admin experience + 4 additional years IT education or experience. Valid driver’s license is required.

Starting salary range is $54,400-$66,212 depending on experience.

Apply online at https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/AppOne/MainInfoReq.asp?ReqID=3448006


Deadline is March 11, 2021 at 12:00pm.

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eResources Manager, Remote

LAC Group is seeking an eResources Manager to support and administer a law firm’s library applications and intranet. This role will assist the Library Manager to identify, evaluate, test, and deploy legal research applications; and support and administer on-line research applications. This is a full-time, benefited, remote position that can be located anywhere in the USA.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all levels of accessibility to e-resources including but not limited to; login credentials, individual and firm wide, and IP authentication;
  • Ensure the use and distribution of e-resources conforms to signed agreements and copyright generally;
  • Provide support in the ongoing transition towards an electronic law library and virtual research services on a firm wide level;
  • Evaluate, test, recommend, and implement new electronic resources and library-specific software beneficial to the firm;
  • Troubleshoot all issues with electronic resources and resolve problems experienced by legal and nonlegal staff;
  • Work with practice groups to develop and facilitate training to ensure efficient and effective use of legal information technologies by legal and non-legal staff;
  • Process research expenses and upload costs. Provide technical support needed to conduct cost recovery;
  • Coordinate with web developers to develop and maintain library’s internal website;
  • Liaise with help desk and application engineers to support e-resources. Assist with application testing and upgrades;
  • Assessing existing library technology processes and practices and developing a strategy for
  • managing electronic products and services;
  • Identifying suitable tools, systems and technology;
  • Providing staff training and development;
  • Providing services to facilitate on-going technical processes;
  • Administrator for library applications, including library catalog and electronic resource manager

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A professional librarian with an ALA-Accredited MLS, or equivalent;
  • Database research experience such as Westlaw, PACER, IntelliConnect, BNA or RIA Checkpoint;
  • Excellent oral and written skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate collaboration and teamwork; and demonstrated superior customer service skills;
  • IT library experience, use of technology to provide solutions

To apply, visit:http://lac.gp/2Ngbbav

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Assistant Librarian/Health Teacher – Gonzaga H.S.

Full-Time Faculty Position Opening – Assistant Librarian/Health Teacher Gonzaga College High School is seeking an experienced, full-time high school Library Assistant and Health Teacher beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. Candidates will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in or related to Library Science. Strong preference will be given to candidates with MLS or MSLIS degree from ALA accredited program with licensure. Candidates for this position will also be able to teach a freshman Health course. The ideal candidates will be able to support the school’s mission of building young men who are religious, loving, academically competent, open to growth, and committed to doing justice. Gonzaga College High School is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported. Gonzaga is a Catholic, Jesuit, college preparatory school founded in 1821, for young men in grades nine through twelve located in Washington, DC. Gonzaga offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum that provides a broad range of major course offerings including honors and advanced placement courses, complemented by a selection of electives and co-curricular activities. Retreats and Christian service, in the Jesuit tradition, are the hallmark of a Gonzaga education. There are seventeen interscholastic sports teams at Gonzaga, as well as musical and dramatic performing arts ensembles, and many clubs and student organizations. A resume and cover letter are a required part of the application process. Cover letters should highlight relevant experience and particular areas of expertise in the discipline, provide a short statement of educational philosophy, and demonstrate how said experience, education and philosophy would add value to the community at Gonzaga College High School.

Please submit all materials to jobs@gonzaga.org and indicate in the subject field the position for which you are applying.

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LIS Alumna Khulud Khudur has Co-Authored COVID-19 Research

LIS Alumna Khulud Khudur (MSLIS 2020) has co-authored COVID-19 Research. The piece, titled “COVID-19 and Moroccan nursing students: A multicenter cross-sectional survey on their related-knowledge, attitudes and practices,” has been accepted for publication in Nursing Open journal. Her article has been received and the production process is now under way. She is currently a second year Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) student concentrating in (lung) cancer. Currently, she is working supervising the COVID-19 response in Baltimore City Health Department. Her strengths are in the areas of statistical and epidemiological methods, disease surveillance, chronic disease, infectious disease control and global health.

More and more librarians are supporting the response to COVID-19 and their efforts are impactful. We are proud of alumni like Khulud who are contributing in the response.

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Library Catalogue Support Contractor – part-time Wiley Rein

Summary
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Library Services, the Library Catalogue Support Contractor will assist the firm with a short-term project focused on deaccessioning the library’s print collection, which consists of books, serials, loose-leaf publications, and other physical items.  This is not a full-time position with the firm and the Library Catalog Support Contractor is anticipated to work an average of 20 hours per week. The project is anticipated to last approximately 4 months.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

The Firm requires that some of the duties and responsibilities of this position be performed on-site during work hours specified by the Senior Manager of Library Services.  It is anticipated that some duties of this position may be performed remotely during work hours approved by the Senior Manager.

  • Tracking titles and volumes deaccessioned in accordance with Wiley’s asset management policies
  • Removing catalog records from the library’s Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)
  • Marking volumes for disposal

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3 plus years of related library technical services experience, with law firm experience preferred
  • Experience with strong cataloging proficiency, knowledge of EOS system preferred

Application Link: Library Catalog Support Contractor

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Amanda Bernard writes a feature article in CatholicU magazine: “Upon this Granite Block”

LIS Student Amanda Bernard’s article, “Upon this Granite Block,” appears in the Winter 2021 CatholicU Magazine. The four-page spread covers the inception and construction of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Be sure to check it out online.

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Congressional Research Service (CRS) Paid Virtual Internship

Congressional Research Service (CRS), a service unit of the Library of Congress, is recruiting for its 2021 Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program (SDIIP). The staff is comprised of nationally-recognized experts and professionals in a broad range of subjects and disciplines, including law, economics, foreign affairs, the physical and behavioral sciences, environmental science, public administration, the social sciences, library and information science, and finance.

The internships are paid virtual opportunities for a period up to 10 weeks during the summer.  Working in one of our research or administrative areas, interns will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the mission of the agency which is:  To serve Congress with the highest quality of research, analysis, information and confidential consultation to support the exercise of its legislative, representational and oversight duties in its role as a coequal branch of government.

https://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/opportunities/sdiip.html

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Smithsonian Libraries & Archives Virtual Paid Internships

The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives has just opened applications for five virtual, paid internships for Summer 2021 through our 50th Anniversary Internship Program (https://library.si.edu/50thAnniversaryInternships). The projects are in a variety of subject areas and are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Application deadline is March 1, 2021

Each unique project offers an opportunity to explore current topics in archives, libraries and information science and learn from experienced Smithsonian Libraries and Archives staff in a virtual environment. 

Projects include:

  • Advancement: delve into online donor engagement and stewardship by assisting with digital marketing and donor relations
  • Born Digital Collections: learn how to extract and analyze metadata from born digital holdings and develop and implement a preservation treatment plan for this type of material
  • Cataloging: explore bias in current Library of Congress Subject Headings and help make collections description more open, accurate, and inclusive
  • Communications: learn how the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives shares its collections and programs with various audiences by evaluating and creating marketing and social media content
  • Digital Curation: contribute to the creation of digital resources and exhibitions about the history of Smithsonian women in science by learning how to manage a dataset, developing biographies and researching representation in data

Interested? See complete program details and application instructions on our 50th Anniversary Internship page (https://library.si.edu/50thAnniversaryInternships). Learn more about academic appointments and related policies on our Internship and Fellowship page (https://library.si.edu/internships-and-fellowships). 

Funding for the 50th Anniversary intern class was provided by the Secretary of the Smithsonian and the Smithsonian National Board.

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