Monthly Archives: March 2014

Job opening: Outreach and Instruction Librarian at Westmont College

Friday, March 28, 2014

Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts college in the hills of Montecito, is looking to fill the position of Outreach and Instruction Librarian. This Librarian with faculty status is responsible for the vision, execution, and assessment of Outreach Services. This position is also part of the liaison librarian team, which includes providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, outreach, and collection development for assigned academic departments. A full job description is available here, and an online application can be found here.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program; 1-2 years of experience in library work; awareness of current trends and developments in library outreach and reference services; experience implementing and using Web 2.0 technologies; enthusiasm for troubleshooting, hands-on assistance and excellent customer service; strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; curiosity and capacity to learn and a drive to innovate; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively; available to work evening and weekend hours as required. Experience in an academic library setting; academic library assessment practices, and library instruction preferred.

Reports to: Director of Library and Information Services
Applicants should send a cover letter reflecting the position which includes the names and contact information for three references; a resume or curriculum vitae; and a formal application. Review of applications begins on April 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Register for the 2014 GCLN Annual Meeting – What Librarians Need to Know About Managing Projects

Join the Gold Coast Library Network for our Annual Meeting at the Brooks Institute, as we focus on project management for librarians. Learn about project management strategies and practice them in a hands-on exercise.

Event Date & Time: Friday, April 11, 2014, from 9 a.m. – 3:00┬áp.m.

Location: Brooks Institute Screening Room, 5301 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001 (map)
Free parking is available behind the school. Pass the swimming pool and fountain to get to the lobby.

Program Schedule:
9:00 a.m.: Registration & Morning Refreshments
9:30 a.m.: Welcome & Annual Meeting
10:00 a.m.: Presentation: Adele Boyd and Debbie Hartzman
12:00 p.m.: Lunch (cheese enchiladas, salad, chips and salsa)
1:00 p.m.: Project Management Exercise
2:00 p.m.: Tour Brooks Institute Campus

Presentation Details:
Everyone has work projects, and if they are lucky, their organization assigns a project manager to ensure that the project reaches a successful conclusion. However, in many organizations, library projects do not merit this level of assistance. Project Management is the discipline of planning, organizing and managing resources to achieve specific project goals and objectives. It provides a framework to measure progress and ensure success. This presentation will define roles, terms and concepts, and methodologies to help attendees complete their projects on time and within scope.

Adele Boyd is a certified Project Manager with several years’ experience at Amgen Inc. She managed several projects for the Amgen Libraries and is currently on assignment with Amgen’s Diversity group, working with senior leadership.

Debbie Hartzman is a former manager with the Amgen Libraries and is currently leading projects with the Aequitas Group, a healthcare consulting firm based in San Diego.

Download the program.
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