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Title: Library Faculty Recruitment Study - Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Grant
Series Title: Academic Library Recruitment Efficiency and Outcome Study
Physical Description: Grant Proposal
Language: English
Creator: Keith, Brian W.
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: FEO funding in the form of salary/benefit offset, travel and conference fees will support and enhance a major research endeavor of mine. The research is an ongoing longitudinal study to investigate the efficacy of employee recruitment techniques used by Academic Research Libraries (ARLs). The study will focus on the advertising of vacancies and the solicitation of applications. These activities are intended to generate large, diverse applicant pools and to result in recruitment from groups traditionally underrepresented in the academic library workforce. The study population consists of the 123 member institutions of the Association for Research Libraries which are research libraries at comprehensive, research-extensive institutions in the US and Canada that share similar research missions, aspirations, and achievements to UF. The collected data will be used to compare recruitment strategies of ARL libraries and assess their efficacy in generating qualified applicants for librarian and staff positions including an assessment of the use of specific advertising venues and practices to increase applications by members of traditionally under-represented groups. Because this study is the only one of its scope and first of its kind for ARLs, the data will capture a unique variety of practices and produce statistically significant sample sizes for analysis based on institutional characteristics, position types, advertising venue, etc. No research has been conducted to date which supports such analysis, so this is a rich field for research. The FEO funds will offset my salary/benefits for time spent on the study and travelling to attend conferences. The FEO will also cover expenses for my travel to participate in meetings and presentations at three highly relevant national conferences. My attendance at the conferences will also allow me to promote the study, lead discussions with participants to improve the collection and analysis instruments, and report the results of the study through presentations, the results of which will include broader and more sustained study participation by ARLs and more effective data collection and analysis. The combination of the research time and travel funding will advance my scholarship considerably.
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UFH UNIVERSITY of
UF FLORIDA

George A. Smathers Libraries 535 Library West
Office of the Dean of University Libraries PO Box 117000
Gainesville, FL 32611-7000
352-273-2505
352-392-7251 Fax
www.uflib.ufl.edu


October 23, 2009

Kathleen A. Long
Associate Provost & Dean
Chair, FEO Committee
HPNP Complex Room 4230A
PO Box 100197
CAMPUS

Dear Kathy:

I am pleased to transmit to the FEO Committee an application from Brian Keith, a member of the
Libraries faculty and the Assistant Dean responsible for fiscal services and human resources.

The Libraries' Sabbatical Committee reviewed the proposal using the published rating schedule
and assigned a score of 22.3 out of 25.

I agree that this is a meritorious proposal and that it will provide an invaluable opportunity for
Mr. Keith to expand his scholarship and to support the launch of his unique study investigating
the efficacy of employee recruitment techniques used by Academic Research Libraries. If
approved, this FEO will provide an opportunity for him to present the study at national
conferences and work closely with colleagues on a national level on the important topics of
recruitment and diversity. The study will also identify best practices for general recruitment and
recruitment aimed at increasing diversity that can be applied by the UF Libraries and may have
applications for other UF units.

I strongly support this proposal and I am pleased that the Libraries will be able to fund this FEO
by providing $17,542 in support. Approximately $11,926 will be used for the salaries and benefits
for other Libraries' faculty and staff supporting this research and the balance of $5,616 will
provide technical support and expenses for the study.

Sincerely,




Judith C. Russell
Dean of University Libraries

cc: Library Human Resources File
The Foundation for The Gator Nation
An Equal Opportunity Institution








FACULTY ENHANCEMENT OPPORTUNITY (FEO) APPLICATION

DUE TO FEO CENTRAL TASK FORCE NOVEMBER 1, 2009

Name (last, first): Keith, Brian

UF ID: 7010-1710
Type of Appointment (check): tenured tenure-track

clinical track / other (Non-tenure Ac ruing
Date of Appointment to UF Faculty (month/year): 08/2005

Date Tenure Awarded, if applicable, (month/year): N/A
College: University Libraries
Department: Administration
Total Central FEO Funds Requested: $15,897

Total College/Department Funds to be Provided: $17,542
Any Other Funds to be Applied, if applicable:
GRAND TOTAL FOR FEO: $33,439


Anticipated Award Date:
FEO Activity Date: Start (mo/yr) 01/2010 End (mo/yr) 12/2010

ABSTRACT: (Provide one paragraph describing your proposed FEO project in a way that can be
understood by colleagues outside your discipline, alumni, and educated members of the general
public.
FEO funding in the form of salary/benefit offset, travel and conference fees will support and enhance a major
research endeavor of mine. The research is an ongoing longitudinal study to investigate the efficacy of employee
recruitment techniques used by Academic Research Libraries (ARLs). The study will focus on the advertising of
vacancies and the solicitation of applications. These activities are intended to generate large, diverse applicant
pools and to result in recruitment from groups traditionally underrepresented in the academic library workforce. The
study population consists of the 123 member institutions of the Association for Research Libraries which are
research libraries at comprehensive, research-extensive institutions in the US and Canada that share similar
research missions, aspirations, and achievements to UF. The collected data will be used to compare recruitment
strategies of ARL libraries and assess their efficacy in generating qualified applicants for librarian and staff
positions including an assessment of the use of specific advertising venues and practices to increase applications
by members of traditionally under-represented groups. Because this study is the only one of its scope and first of
its kind for ARLs, the data will capture a unique variety of practices and produce statistically significant sample
sizes for analysis based on institutional characteristics, position types, advertising venue, etc. No research has
been conducted to date which supports such analysis, so this is a rich field for research. The FEO funds will offset
my salary/benefits for time spent on the study and travelling to attend conferences. The FEO will also cover
expenses for my travel to participate in meetings and presentations at three highly relevant national conferences.
My attendance at the conferences will also allow me to promote the study, lead discussions with participants to
improve the collection and analysis instruments, and report the results of the study through presentations, the
results of which will include broader and more sustained study participation by ARLs and more effective data
collection and analysis. The combination of the research time and travel funding will advance my scholarship
considerably.


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Please submit a 2-4 page curriculum vitae / resume with your application. (Please do not
submit a longer CV.)


GOALS FOR FEO:
(List 3 to 5 succinct goals)

1. I will have increased participation in dialogues on and expertise in the area of recruitment and diversity through my
attendance at the American Library Association mid-winter conference in Boston, MA, and annual conference in
Washington, DC, and the National Diversity in Libraries Conference in Princeton, NJ,
2. Through my attendance and presentations at those conferences, I will maximize and manage participation in the
ARL recruitment study and promote awareness of the study by academic research libraries.
3. Through the research time afforded by the offset funding for my salary/benefits, I will launch the web-based
recruitment activity survey through which the participating institutions will submit search effort and outcome data for
each search. I will also lead the development of a data analysis and report generating application that will allow
participating institutions and researchers to access and interpret the data.
4. The research will advance opportunities for scholarship and improved decision making in the general area of
recruitment and, more narrowly, recruitment techniques oriented towards diversity.









FEO PLAN/ACTIVITIES/SCHEDULES:
(Describe in the space allotted on pp. 2-3 of this form; plan cannot exceed one calendar year.)

Summary:
The UF researchers and partners from peer institutions have already completed the study design: defining the study
parameters and the specific data to collect; and developing the data collection tool and methodology. Peer institutions
that have contributed include the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill,
University of Minnesota, Texas A&M, University of California - Irvine, University of Chicago and Duke University. The
ongoing study will collect electronically submitted recruitment effort and outcome data from the ARLs: type of position
(faculty v. staff, technical focus, employment terms, etc.), locations and efforts used to advertise the position, and the
results of the search (completed applications, qualified candidates, and progress of applicants through the selection
process). The data will be made available to participants and researchers. These steps and the travel associated with
the research will take place over the course of calendar year 2010.

Activities to date:
* Project leaders solicited and established peer participation in the development of the study
* Project leaders developed, with peer participant input, the study parameters and data to be collected, resulting in the
development of a draft survey instrument
* Project leader conducted a presentation on the study at the Association of Research Libraries Personnel Officers group
meeting and other sessions at the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago, which included the
solicitation of comments on the study design and survey instrument, and solicitation of initial commitments to participate
in the study
* Project leaders incorporated the comments generated at the American Library Association annual conference and, with
peer participant input, established final draft of the survey instrument
* Project leaders engaged library IT staff in the testing of numerous potential web-based platforms to be used for data
collection, resulting in the selection of a host site whose functionality will best support the study methodology

Activities to be completed prior to award of FEO
* Project leaders will coordinate the programming of the survey on the host site
* Project leaders will coordinate the beta testing of the survey by peer institutions
* Project leaders will finalize the survey based on results of testing
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FEO PLAN/ACTIVITIES/SCHEDULES: (Continued: page 2 of 2)
After award of FEO

January 2010
* Subscribe to web-based host for survey
* Finalize the marketing, instruction and tutorial materials
* Launch survey
* Advertise the launch to Academic Research Library directors and personnel officers
* Establish user profiles for institutions requesting to participate
* Monitor initial data submissions for and respond to user-submitted issues or data anomalies
* Promote participation, publicize the study, improve the collection and analysis instruments through discussions with
participants and report on the results of the survey via a presentation at the Association of Research Libraries Personnel
Officers group meeting and other sessions at the American Library Association mid-winter conference in Boston
(mid-January)

Spring and summer 2010
* Establish data analysis and reporting design with input from peer institutions
* Contract for programming services for data storage, analysis and reporting system
* Perform necessary programming for data analysis and reporting
* Identify and subscribe to portal to support web-based data accessibility and analysis
* Promote participation, publicize the study, improve the collection and analysis instruments through discussions with
participants and report on the results of the survey via a presentation at the Association of Research Libraries Personnel
Officers group meeting and other sessions at the American Library Association annual conference in Washington, DC (late
June)
* Promote participation, publicize the study and report on the results of the survey via a presentation at the National Diversity
in Libraries Conference in Princeton, NJ (mid-July)

Fall 2010
* Engage participant institutions in a beta test of web-based data analysis and reporting platform
* Revise data analysis and reporting platform based upon beta testing results
* Launch data analysis and reporting platform via web-portal
* Assess usability for end users and modify as necessary
* Submit report on the launch of the study and research accomplishments to the central FEO Task Force.


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FEO Application - Fall 2009


OUTCOMES OF FEO: (Remember that you will be asked to submit a report of your
accomplishments at the conclusion of the FEO. Please prepare this section with that report in
mind.)

A. List specific outcomes of this FEO related to your own professional growth and
development.

Developing a unique national study on recruitment and diversity will expand my knowledge and professional
expertise in those areas.

Through the study, I will collect currently unavailable data which will offer significant and unique opportunities for
scholarship including collaboration with other UF and external researchers.

My role as Project Leader on this study and the opportunity to present on the study and its findings at national
conferences and work closely with colleagues on a national level will expand my reputation as an expert,
innovator and developer of practical assessment techniques in the field of recruitment and the study of
recruitment and diversity.

The travel funding will advance my opportunities to participate in national dialogues on recruitment, diversity and
other human resources management areas and to present on this first of its kind national recruitment study at
mid-winter and annual American Library Association national conferences, and the National Diversity in Libraries
Conference.






B. List specific benefits of this FEO to your department, college and/or the university overall.

The study will provide data to assess the considerable efforts and financial resources committed by the UF Libraries to
recruitment and diversity.

The study will offer the opportunity to identify best practices for general recruitment and the recruitment aimed at
increasing diversity that can be emulated by the UF Libraries and may have applications for other UF units.

The study will promote the standing of the UF Libraries as a leader and innovator among peer institutions.

The study will enhance the reputation of UF for innovation and assessment in the field of recruitment and the study of
recruitment and diversity.

Scholarship resulting from the study will reference a UF sponsored study which was developed and led by UF faculty.

The study will advance this field of study by providing a large and diverse amount of data at a highly granular level
which will offer better analysis opportunities than the limited data currently available.







CHECK ONE: I agree (/) or I do not agree ( ) that my proposal (WITHOUT budget
information), if successful, can be shared with others applying for FEOs.


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BUDGET


Central FEO Funds Department / College Other Funds, if applicable
FEO Funds (Specify )

Salary and Benefits

Dollar Amt $11,376 $11,926

%FTE 10 10

Start / End Dates 1/10-12/10 1/10-12/10




Travel Expenses $4,521


Fees / Tuition $1,116


Equipment


Supplies


Consultants / $4,500

Outside Contracts


Other (specify)


$15,897 $17,542
TOTAL ______________ ______________ _____________



3% will be added to the Grand Total from FEO Central Funds to cover

University overhead charges. GRAND TOTAL $33,439


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FEO Application - Fall 2009


BUDGET JUSTIFICATION:
Briefly explain how requested funds will be used, by category (e.g., salary support,
travel)
Salary and Benefits - Central FEO Funds - $11,376
1. Project Leader (Brian Keith, Assistant Dean and Assistant In Libraries) 10% FTE
* Launch of survey instrument: The project leaders will develop marketing materials, and orientation and instructional
materials for institutional participants; lead efforts to promote broad participation; establish user account processes; and
monitor initial data submissions and usability of survey and respond to any systemic issues
* Development of data analysis and reporting: The project leaders will engage and lead peer institutions in the design of
functions; engage and supervise contracted programmer on the development of these features; supervise beta testing by
participants; coordinate assessment and revision to reporting and analysis features after beta testing; select portal to be
used for participant and researcher access to reports, analysis and data
* Launch of data analysis, reporting and data accessibility platform: The project leaders will develop marketing materials,
and orientation and instructional materials for researchers; assess the usability of the platform; and respond to user
concerns and coordinate necessary modifications

Salary and Benefits - Department and College FEO Funds - $11,926
1. UF Project Collaboration (Bonnie Smith, Assistant Program Director and Assistant In Libraries) 10% FTE
* Launch of survey instrument: The project leaders will develop marketing materials, and orientation and instructional
materials for participants; lead efforts to promote broad participation; establish user account processes; and monitor initial
data submissions and usability of survey, and respond to any systemic issues
* Development of data analysis and reporting: The project leaders will engage and lead peer institutions on the design of
functions; engage and supervise contracted programmer on the development of these features; supervise beta testing by
participants; coordinate assessment and revision to reporting and analysis features after beta testing; select portal to be
used for participant and researcher access to reports, analysis and data
* Launch of data analysis, reporting and data accessibility platform: The project leaders will develop marketing materials,
and orientation and instructional materials for researchers; assess the usability of the platform; and respond to user
concerns and coordinate necessary modifications
2. UF Staff (Kristy Mills, Office Assistant) 10% FTE
* Support of survey and data platform: The staff member will establish institutional accounts and passwords; establish
institutional profiles; monitor data submissions; establish user accounts for access to data and reporting platform; and
respond to or route inquiries from participants and researchers.

Travel Expenses - Central FEO Funds - $4,521
1. Travel for Project Leader (Keith) to promote participation, publicize the study, continue the assessment of the collection
and analysis instruments through discussions with participants and to report on the results of the survey via presentations
at the ARL Personnel Officers group meeting and other sessions at the American Library Association mid-winter
conference in Boston, MA, mid-January 2010 ($1,689)
2. Travel for Project Leader (Keith) to promote participation, publicize the study, continue the assessment of the collection
and analysis instruments through discussions with participants and to report on the results of the survey via presentations
at the ARL Personnel Officers group meeting and other sessions at the American Library Association annual conference in
Washington, DC, late June 2010 ($1,717)
3. Travel for Project Leader (Keith) to promote participation, publicize the study and report on the results of the survey via a
presentation and participation in sessions at the National Diversity in Libraries Conference in Princeton, NJ, mid-July 2010
($1,115)

Fees/Tuition - Department and College FEO Funds - $1,116
1. Subscription to web-host for survey ($588)
2. Subscription to web host for reporting and analysis platform which allows remote, web-based access for researchers
and participants ($600)
3. UF AD charges for e-mail account for researcher and participant inquiries or comments ($28)

Consultants/Outside Contracts - Department and College FEO Funds - $4,500
1. Programmer to develop data access and reporting portal; to research and advise on most suitable host for data
accessibility and analysis; to implement host; and to finalize the data accessibility and analysis platform after beta testing
and live launch. Total Hours 180 ($4,500)

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FEO Application - Fall 2009


CENTRALLY-FUNDED FEO APPROVAL FORM


1. CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OR COLLEGE SABBATICAL COMMITTEE OR EQUIVALENT:
I support this application and rate it meritorious.

TYPED NAME: Patrick Reakes

SIGNATURE: .



2. DEPARTMENT CHAIR:
I VERIFY THE INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN A FULL TIME FACULTY MEMBER AT UF FOR 3 YEARS OR MORE.
I support this application and rate it meritorious.


2. DEAN:
I support this application and rate it meritorious.


J
TYPED NAME:

SIGNATURE:


ludith C. Russell


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Brian William Keith


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2005 - Present The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Assistant Dean (2009-Present); Assistant Director (2008-2009); Program Director (2005-2008)
* Serves as the most senior Human Resources and Financial professional for the University Library System, serving as
representative to the larger University organization and as counsel to supervisors and senior management of the Library
System. This system includes 405 employees represented by multiple labor unions and annual funding in excess of 34 million
dollars (state, contracts/grants, foundation, auxiliaries, etc). The Smathers Libraries include Library West, Library East,
Marston Science Library, Music Library, Architecture and Fine Arts Library, Education Library, Journalism Library, Auxiliary
Library Facility, Health Science Library, Borland Library at Shands Jacksonville, and the Veterinary Medicine Reading Room
and 11 additional distinct service or administrative units.
* Manages the recruitment process for all Library positions. Assists Department Chairs and Directors in developing vacancy
announcements and search strategies. Provides training and guidance for those involved in recruitment and interviewing.
Develops and monitors strategies to enhance and maintain diversity among the library staff. Serves as ex-officio on all faculty
search committees.
* Provides employee relations counseling for the University Library System. Coordinates employee relations actions with
representatives of numerous University entities. Counsels employees with work-related problems; provides guidance to
supervisors on employee relations; and insures adherence to Library and University Policies and applicable state and federal
employment laws.
* Develops and interprets compensation plans for library employees. Evaluates relative compensable factors and determines
appropriate salaries to offer candidates. Provides analysis and counsel to ensure salary equity within the Libraries, and to
maintain competitive salaries. Prepares policy and procedure guidelines for compensation as needed.
* Manages the library performance review process. Generates policies, sets timetables, and provides guidance to supervisors to
ensure effective evaluation techniques and outcomes.
* Administrates the tenure and promotion process for the Smathers Libraries, inclusive of the Health Science Center Libraries,
and Legal Information Center faculty. Sets the library schedule for completing the phases of the tenure process. Reviews
tenure and promotion packets. Interprets applicable rules and regulations for Deans and Directors, Department Chairs, the
Libraries' Tenure and Promotion Committee and nominees. Provides training and counsel to junior faculty to support their
preparation for tenure and promotion process.
* Plans and implements staff development programs that meet the goals of the Library. Implements continuing assessment to
evolve programs that meet changing needs. Defines skill training and orientation needs, and produces materials to support
such programs.
* Gathers, compiles, analyzes and interprets statistics and information related to Library financial activities. Providing
management reports on all Library income and expenditures; compiling statistical data to monitor Library financial functions;
analyzing cash flows and expenditures to project current and future financial status; developing reports to enhance the
accumulation of financial and statistical data for the Library departments and Deans; and providing Library administration
with in-depth analyses of pertinent financial activities to maximize the Libraries' resources.
* Develops the annual budget, OPS budgets, and various other project level budgets with the Deans and disseminates this
information to the libraries' Chairs and other managers.
* Coordinates goals, objectives and priorities for the Smathers Human Resources and Fiscal Services Offices; coordinates
-1 ini, organizing and implementation of efforts for the unit's 10 staff; evaluates the success in meeting goals and
objectives; coordinates the unit's activities with other units and departments of the Libraries; and implements changes to
respond to changes and/or create improved operations and outcomes.
* Interfaces with numerous university offices and officials and represents the Libraries in matters dealing with human resources
and financial management.


1996 - 2005 The Cathedral Foundation of Jacksonville, Inc.
Director of Human Resources and Risk Management (2001-2005); Director of Human
Resources (1999-2001); Human Resources Manager (1996-1999)
* Consults with and advises management, officers and Board of Directors regarding employee relations issues, legal compliance,
and organizational development.
* Designs, authors, implements, communicates, monitors and enforces all personnel policies and procedures for a 325 plus
employee organization with corporate entities and profit centers in the commercial property management, healthcare, social
services, apartment management and food service industries.





* Maintains up to date legal expertise in order to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal employment and benefits
laws. Investigates, coordinates efforts of legal counsel and responds to all personnel claims, including: harassment; OSHA
violations; wage and hour violations; and discrimination.
* Administers and designs employee benefit programs including: paid and unpaid leave systems; educational assistance;
employee assistance program; and disability, life, dental, and health insurances.
* Provides benefits training and counseling for all levels of employees; provides prompt, accurate and thorough customer
service; and advocates on behalf of staff members and their covered family members to ensure appropriate benefits are
received from third party benefit providers, while maintaining these key long-term vendor relationships.
* Serves as Plan Administrator and Investment Committee member for employee profit sharing plan with holdings of over
i. .1.,.,,, with responsibilities including: employee training and enrollments; required reporting; ERISA compliance; and
vendor oversight.
* Designed, implemented and maintained highly successful 401(k) pretax payroll deduction retirement savings program.
* Workplace Safety and OSHA compliance manager, and workers' compensation and automobile liability loss control manager
operating in concert with applicable carriers and with responsibilities including: loss prevention; claims reporting, investigation
and management; return-to-work and legal defense coordination.
* Unemployment compensation claims management, including: preparation and submission of employer's response and
representation of the employer in all appeals processes and hearings
* Conducts employee training and orientations regarding organizational history; values and culture; polices and practices; and
employee compensation and benefits. Leadership on various committees to promote job satisfaction, creativity, retention,
safety and professional development for all staff.
* Supervises and ensures legal compliance for employee payroll exceeding .. . annually.
* Established and implemented IRS Code Section 125 plan for employee pretax payroll deductions.
* Administration of property and casualty coverages, comprised of 20 insurance policies and 6 bonds, representing annual
premiums in excess of 2. "'.'"', with responsibilities including: applications and underwriting processes, the coordination
of the efforts of 6 competing brokers, site inspections, coverage audits, risk management, and claims investigations and
administration.


A CA DEMTC AND PROFESSTONA L CREDENTTA LS

* 1994 Bachelor of Science, Psychology University of Florida
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
* 1996 Master of Business Administration University of Florida
* 2 '114 Sr. Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification Society for Human Resources Management


A WARDS AND SERVICE

* 2008 SirsiDynix-ALA-APA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Promoting Salaries and Status for Library Workers
* 2006-2009 Member, American Library Association, Human Resource Development and Recruitment Advisory Committee
* 2008-2009 Vice-Chair, American Library Association, Library Leadership and Management Assoc., Human Resources Section
* 2009-2010 Chair, American Library Association, Library Leadership and Management Association, Human Resources Section
* 2009-2011 Member, UF Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee
* 2009-2011 Member, UF Career Resource Center Advisory Committee


SCHOTLA RSHFIP

* Pending Association of Research Libraries SPEC Kit: Professional Development Benefits
* Numerous invited presentations at the American Library Association, and Florida Library Association on Human Resources,
Recruitment and Diversity topics