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Job Hunting for the Recent or

Pending MLS Graduate



Sponsored by
LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association)
and
the LLAMA Human Resources Section


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Brian W. Keith


Assistant Dean
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida


Immediate Past


Chair


Human


Resources


Section


LLAMA


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http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm


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What will we cover?


1. Overall Advice and Background Info


2.


The Job Posting and Applying


3. Preparation for the Interview


4. The Interview


5. Closing Thoughts on Improving Your Odds


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Overall Advice


-Determine your salary requirements, and apply
accordingly
*Trailing partner considerations?
*Refer to the ARL Salary Survey or others


-The fewer the better


-The better the better


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Overall Advice

-Develop your message
*How your qualifications (uniquely) match the job
*Why the job makes sense for you

-Deliver your message
*Application materials, interview, reference selection, etc.

-Do not rely on the search committee to determine the above on
their own
and
-Be able to answer, "Why do you want this job?"




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Overall Advice


-Take advantage of the unique


opportunity afforded by


your cover letter


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Overall Advice


-Seek out opportunities that reflect...


*Engagement


*Enthusiasm, and


*Leadership


...in the field of Librarianship


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What you need to know about search committees


Selection is weeding out

Assessing qualifications takes 2 forms

1. Measurement
Years of experience
Educational credentials

2. Judgment or inference
Good colleague?
Inventive?


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What you need to know about search committees


They have limited means to learn about you and use those to
learn different things

Documents
CV or Resume
Cover Letter
References
Interview Sessions
Presentation (Do not underestimate the importance of this!)
Your interactions with staff




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What you need to know about search committees


Members:

I They are conscientious

O They are likely to be intelligent

I They likely have a stake in the position
and, therefore, the search

O They may not be skilled recruiters...


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The Job Posting


-Read it and assume it was written deliberately by intelligent
people with a real stake in finding the right person for this
position


-Assess your fit
*Interesting?
*Responsibilities
*Qualifications
-Required v.
*Salary and location
*Deadline


Preferred


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The Job Posting


-Submit all of the required information in the
requested format


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The Job Posting


Sample Position Vacancy Announcement


Caribbean Basin Librarian


http://www. uflib.ufl.edu/pers/documents/CaribbeanBasin


Final. df


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Your Applicant Submission


*These documents are your representative to the
screening committee


*Tailor these documents to information in the
posting
-Explicitly state how you're qualified


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Your Applicant Submission


How is your submission used and how are
you assessed by the Search Committee or
Hiring Authority?




Sample Criteria Chart


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Your Applicant Submission


*Grammar, punctuation and decorum
in all documents and communication
are critical


*Enthusiasm preferred


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Your Applicant Submission


-Cover Letter


*Use correct address information


*Refer to the correct position, including
requisition number, in the subject line


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Your Applicant Submission



-Cover Letter
*Use the opportunity
*This is your narrative
*This is the 'mortar' for your packet
*Can be up to 1 or 1.5 pages




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Your Applicant Submission


-Cover Letter


*Explain your interest -why this position is a
good move for you


*Connect your qualifications to the unique job
(why you are a good bet for them)


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Your Applicant Submission


-Cover Letter
*Explain your career or personal path


*Address
-Significant changes in job types or
institution types
-Breaks in employment
-Frequent or numerous job changes


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Your Applicant Submission



-Cover Letter
*How have your experiences improved your
suitability for this position:

-Relevant experience might come from...
)A different Industry
A different Professional Level
)While in School
>Through your Professional Service



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Your Applicant Submission


Curriculum Vitae Resume
Primary Academic or professional Business
Audience
Covers Complete and detailed list Education,
of employment, education, employment, awards,
training, presentations, and accomplishments
publications, professional
memberships, etc.




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Your Applicant Submission


Curriculum Vitae Resume

Length Unlimited 1-2 pages


Format List of Lists A list of
accomplishments -
including facts, figures,
measurements, etc.




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Technology
*Email
-Send messages from a suitable address
-Treat this as professional correspondence
*Voicemail Message
-Is it suitable for potential employers?
*Social networking
-Do you have a Facebook account?
*Listservs
*Google
*Telephone Interviews
-Prepare, plan and take advantage of this
medium



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Preparation for Interview

*Practice
-Role play with someone


-Practice touting your strengths get over
being embarrassed

-Practice discussing (and addressing)
your weaknesses


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Preparation for Interview

*Practice


-Prepare for common interview questions
(the internet abounds with lists)


-Assess and work on your interview
weaknesses


-Learn as you go on interviews through
self-assessment


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Preparation for Interview

Prepare for the 6 things interviewers want
to know


1. Do you have the necessary skills,
knowledge and abilities?
2. Do you have the untrainable attributes?
Attitude
Aptitude
Motivation
3. Will you fit in? (Personality)


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Preparation for Interview


Prepare for the 6 things interviewers want
to know


4. Do you understand the job and its
purpose?
5. How do you compare to other applicants?
6. Do you want the job and will you stay?


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Preparation for Interview

Learn about the organization
Key people
Services and products
Patron/Student population
Size
Structure
University/Parent Organization
Peer organizations
Latest news


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Preparation for Interview


Learn about
- What it does
- How it fits into
- Status
Faculty
Tenure


the position

the organization


What do those mean?
- Additional expectations for the position
Scholarship (Publishing)
Service


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Preparation for Interview


Prepare questions to ask and be ready to
interject them to relevant folks throughout
the interviews


Why is this position available?

Expectations for the position?
from various stakeholders, including supervisor

Are there opportunities for advancement?


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Preparation for Interview

Prepare questions to ask and be ready to interject
them to relevant folks throughout the interviews

What are they looking for as far as candidate
attributes?

Questions for interviewers or others might
include:
What do you like best about the institution?
What do you like most about your position
here?
What was your background?



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Preparation for Interview


- Do not ask about salary or benefits,
first.


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Preparation for Interview


* How will you get around campus, from the
airport, etc.?
Ask if not discussed


* Stake out the location and parking before
the day of the interview


* Communicate any special needs


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Preparation for Interview

Learn who you will be meeting with


- Review the itinerary, if available


- Make some assumptions as to why
individuals or groups are on the
schedule and plan for what they may
want to know and what you might learn
from them


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Preparation for Interview


Sample Interview Itinerary


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The Interview


* Bring extra copies of your resume
Preferably the same version


* Introduce yourself courteously


* Thank people for their time


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The Interview

Appearance

Fresh and rested
Alert
Relax Your talent got you here
Listen
Do not smoke or smell like smoke
Dress for the position, lean towards
conservative





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The Interview


Conduct

Learn people's names and positions

Indicate where your previous training or
experience applies

Attitude and demeanor are as important as
responses to questions


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The Interview


Conduct


Be polite to everyone


Interested and show it with body language
and feedback to interviewer
Lean forward
Maintain eye contact
Nod your head


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The Interview

Conduct


Effective answers to questions
Be positive about your qualifications
Describe how your qualifications relate
specifically to this job
Mitigate weaknesses with your strengths
Avoid judgmental or negative remarks
about previous employers




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The Interview

Conduct


Effective answers to questions
Be brief but thorough in your
communications
Use specific examples from your
experience to illustrate your points
whenever possible
Be sincere and direct





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The Interview


Conduct


Don't talk over people
Don't be too serious
Don't look at your watch
Be honest
Be on guard
Ask great questions



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The Interview


Conduct


Enjoy yourself, people are going
to be really nice to you


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The Interview



Honestly address issues in your
employment history:


- Gaps
- Demotions
- Terminations


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The Interview


For all phases and sessions


- What are they looking for?

- Get across your information/message

- Do not count on the interviewer to do a
great job


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The Interview In Summary



Strive to express these sought after qualities:


- Communications and Interpersonal Skills
- Intelligence
- Enthusiasm and Energy
- Flexibility
- Leadership
- Maturity




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After the interview


In anticipation of an offer, consider


Do you want the job?


How much would you need to be paid?


How will you negotiate your salary?


Partner considerations?


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After the interview


In anticipation of an offer, consider

When could you report for work if
offered?
Notice to current employer
Completion of school
Move and other personal arrangements

What other information do you need:
Benefits
Relocation assistance, if relevant
Trailing partner assistance


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References

SSelect according to what the search committee is
looking for

SCultivate them
Work
School
Professional Service

SCoach them
Provide a current resume for their reference
Share your cover letter



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Credential yourself now


Seek:
Training
Leadership and professional service
opportunities

In order to:
Build competencies
Prepare for the next job
Keep yourself relevant
Demonstrate interest
Demonstrate aptitude and ability
Network



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Credential yourself now

Examples:


1. Lead a student group
2. Convert papers or blogs into
scholarship
3. Attend professional meetings or
discussion groups
4. Attend state, regional or national
conferences
5. Join a professional association like
LLAMA



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Credential yourself now


Incorporate these experiences and
accomplishments into your
application materials and
interviews


Use these to distinguish yourself


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LLAMA Information


http://www.ala.org/ala/m rps/divs/llama/about/index.cfm

Student membership is only $15
(http://www.ala.org/alalmqrps/divs/llamalabout/ioin.cfm)

Free webinar on how to get involved in LLAMA in the upcoming months


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Helpful Links


General Resume Tips
(UVA College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)
http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/gradschoolcareer/career
sbeyondacademe/applicationmaterials/generalresumeti
ps.html


Writing the Curriculum Vitae
(Purdue Online Writing Lab)
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/641/1 /





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Helpful Links


Interview Questions
(UF Career Resource Center)
http://www.crc.ufl.edu/uploadedFiles/Students/Interviewing Tips/Inter
viewQuestions.pdf


First Time on the Market?
(The Chronicle of Higher Education)
http://chronicle.com/section/First-Time-on-the-Market-/1461






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Thank You and Best Wishes!


Brian W. Keith




Check out the UF Library Employment website:
http://www. uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers. htm


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Criteria Chart: Psychology/Sociology Librarian

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Library & Info Sciences yes M.L.I.S., Oregon State 2003
education
Other education, work yes BA Psychology MSU also Librarian for Reference and Instruction at BU
experience
Subject knowledge yes borderline she provides general ref and she also works with Sciences
including Psychology, some subject knowledge, McNair program
background in research methods

Communication skills yes good letter and essay



Ability to work in team and yes
individually


Initiative, flexibility, creativity yes varied experiences

Knowledge of new yes lots of creative works
technologies
Web abilities yes

Strong user centered focus yes

Presentation & organizational yes
skills
T&P potential yes




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Advanced degree in X
psychology, sociology or
related field. no
Work experience in a library X no Borderline Some Psych and very little Soc Sci mainly Science
with extensive Social Sciences collections
materials.
Experience in collection Coil Dev in Science (need more info)
management. yes
Experience with/demonstrated
enthusiasm for instruction yes
Experience in evaluating print yes
and online resources.








UF UNIVERSITY of


George A. Smathers Libraries
Library Financial and Human Resources
Human Resources


POSITION:

RANK:

REPORTS TO:


SALARY:



REQUISITION #:


422 Library West
PO Box 117024
Gainesville, FL 32611-7024
352-273-2595
352-392-4538 Fax
www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/


POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Caribbean Basin Librarian

Assistant University Librarian

Head, Latin American Collection
Department of Special and Area Studies Collections


Minimum Salary $42,000
Actual salary will reflect selected professional's experience and
credentials

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DEADLINE DATE: January 15, 2011 review of applications will begin December 1, 2010


Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application
materials see our website at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm or the
APPLICATION PROCESS section below for further details. Failure to submit the
required documents may result in the application not being considered.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Department of Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida's George A.
Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented individual to develop and manage
library collections and activities-related to the Caribbean Basin region (including, but not limited
to, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Panama, and Mexico). The incumbent will work
with a variety of materials including archival materials, rare books, and contemporary imprints.
S/he will work collaboratively on group efforts and maintain close professional relationships
with faculty, students and colleagues. The Caribbean Basin Librarian will promote awareness of
and access to these collections, and will provide direct assistance to library users (at department
public service desks). The library encourages staff participation in reaching management
decisions and consequently the Caribbean Basin Librarian will serve on various committees and
teams. The incumbent will pursue professional development opportunities, including research,
publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and
promotion




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RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Oversees and promotes use of collections in the Department of Special and Area Studies
Collections related to the Caribbean Basin region (including Spanish Florida).
Communicates within and beyond the University to create awareness and use of these
unique resources.
2. Works closely with colleagues in the department, the Smathers Libraries, and the university
to identify relevant primary source collections and materials, and develop plans for the
acquisition, processing, and digitization of these materials.
3. Leads processing of acquired archival collections. Trains and supervises staff and students
involved in this processing. Creates and updates finding aids to these collections as needed,
and insures that appropriate records exist in the Library Catalog.
4. Works closely with the UF Digital Library Center and other entities (e.g. commercial
vendors and the Digital Library of the Caribbean) on relevant digitization projects.
5. Works with library development personnel to locate and obtain funding for the support of
Caribbean Basin and other departmental initiatives from donors and granting agencies.
6. Staffs the Latin American Collection (LAC) and Special Collections Research Room service
desks (including some weekend hours in LAC).
7. Delivers guest lectures to classes providing guidance for accessing department collections.
8. Collaborates with the Head, Latin American Collection on development of current print and
other collections related to the Caribbean Basin region.
9. Serves as resource regarding other Latin American archival materials.
10. Participates in other department projects or initiatives as needed.
11. Participates in appropriate professional library organizations on the state, regional and
national levels. Pursues professional development goals, including publication.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
1. An advanced degree in Latin American history or another appropriate field.
2. A master's degree in library science with concentration in archival processing from an
ALA-accredited library school, or 3 years of professional work experience with archival
materials.
3. Fluency in Spanish (reading, writing, speaking) and a working knowledge of French
4. Ability to provide reference assistance on materials from the Spanish colonial period.
5. Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
6. Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.
7. Ability to work effectively in teams and individually with faculty, staff and students.
8. Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a complex, rapidly
changing academic environment.
9. Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion (described at
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/cdh/).

Preferred:
1. Previous experience working in an academic or research library.
2. Experience working with archival materials. Aptitude for processing primary source
materials.
3. Ability to teach paleography (especially Spanish paleography).
4. Supervisory experience.


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5. Experience creating and maintaining Web page content.
6. Ability to design and create exhibits.
7. Working knowledge of other relevant languages.
8. Experience with grants and private fundraising.

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
The University of Florida (UF) is a major public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university.
The state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most
academically diverse public universities. UF has a long history of established programs in
international education, research and service. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities
that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small
seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 50,000
students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at http://www.ufl.edu.

The George A. Smathers Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the
Center for Research Libraries, the Research Libraries Group, and LYRASIS. The library staff
consists of more than 400 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants.
The George A. Smathers Libraries organizational chart is available at:
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/backpage.html. For more information about the Libraries, please visit
http://www.uflib.ufl.edu.

Special and Area Studies Collections encompasses two units: the Area Studies Collections and
the Special Collections of the University of Florida.

The Area Studies Collections are the Latin American Collection, the Africana Collection, the
Asian Studies Collection, and the Price Library of Judaica.

Special Collections include Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, the P.K. Yonge
Library of Florida History, the General Manuscript Collection, the Harold and Mary Jean
Hanson Rare Book Collection, the University Archives, the Architecture Archives, and the
Popular Culture Collections (including the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts and the
Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection).

The Latin American Collection is among the largest and most distinguished collections of Latin
American materials in the U.S. and has been described as the finest collection of Caribbeana in
the world. Because of Florida's cultural past, the University of Florida has a long tradition of
Latin American studies, dating back to the establishment of the University's Inter-American
Institute in 1930. In 1951, the Libraries accepted national responsibility for collecting Caribbean
material, aided by Federal and private support. Librarians in the 1950s and 1960s traveled
extensively acquiring rare books and microfilming newspapers and official gazettes from many
national archives. There is also deep coverage of Brazil, Mexico, Central America, Andean
nations and the Southern Cone. Among the Special Collections is the P.K. Yonge Library of
Florida History, which contains over 2.5 million pages of Spanish Florida archival materials,
gathered from years of microfilming in Spain's Archivo General de Indias. Special Collections
also houses the Rochambeau and Jeremie papers on colonial Haiti, and the Braga Brothers Sugar
Collection, one of the premier archival sources on the development of the Cuban sugar industry,
comprising over 1.2 million business and social history documents from the late 19th century
and the 20th century. The Rare Books Collection holds many unique and scarce Latin American

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imprints, with notable Cuban holdings. Additionally, the Architecture and Fine Arts Library, the
Music Library, the Health Science Center and UF's Law School Library coordinate with the
Latin American Collection in areas of collecting and user services.

COMMUNITY:
Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding community are home to approximately 240,000 people
and both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Situated just over an hour from the
Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the city is surrounded by over 40 nature parks, including
many spring-fed lakes and rivers. In 2007, Gainesville was ranked as the "Best Place to Live and
Work" by Frommer's Cities Ranked and Rated and as one of the "Best Places to Live and Play"
by National Geographic Adventure. Gainesville is known as an innovative municipal
government and an innovative city. Gainesville continues to receive national recognition as a
top-rated city. Some of Gainesville's accolades are listed at the following link:
http://www.cityofgainesville.org/VISITOR/GainesvilleAwardsRecognition/tabid/494/Default.as
px. The area has numerous cultural institutions and is a haven for sports fans. Jacksonville,
Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine are all within a two hour drive.

BENEFITS:
Twenty-six vacation days, nine paid holidays, and thirteen sick leave days annually; retirement
plan options; insurance benefits; tuition fee waiver program; no state or local income tax.
Prospective employees should review the information about employment at UF available at
http://www.hr.ufl.edu/training/neo/default.asp.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the
diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including
members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply. As part
of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an on-line confidential and
voluntary demographic self-disclosure form which can be found at:
http://www.hr.ufl.edu/job/datacard.htm. This information is collected by the University of
Florida's Faculty Development Office to track applicant trends and is in no way considered by
the Smathers Libraries in the selection process.

Please submit application materials via e-mail. Send, as attachments (MS-Word format
preferred), a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; a written
statement regarding the impact of digital technology on the management of Caribbean
collections, especially in regards to preservation and access (250 words); your current resume
and a list of three references. Include address, telephone and email information for references.
Apply by January 15, 2011 (applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2010). Send
all required application materials to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources
Office, at: bonniesmith(),ufl.edu.









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Interview Schedule
Candidate Name
Psychology/Sociology Librarian
March 31st, 2010


9:00 9:30 AM


9:30 10:30 AM


10:30 11:00 AM

11:00 AM-12:00 PM





12:00-1:30 PM

1:30 2:00 PM


2:00-2:30 PM


2:30 2:45 PM

2:45 3:15 PM


3:15 4:00 PM








4:00 4:30 PM


4:30 5:00 PM

5:00 6:00 PM

6:00 PM


Search Committee: Jana Ronan, Missy Clapp and Matthew Loving
(Library West, Room 522)

Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West) Faculty & Staff
(Library West, Room 212)

Break and Presentation Set Up

Candidate presentation and open session for all staff: "Nationwide,
research library budgets are shrinking, while costs continue to increase.
What are some innovative ways to develop and promote collections and
services?"
(Library West, Room 212)

Lunch

Shelley Arlen, Chair, Library West and LeiLani Freund, Associate
Chair, Library West
(Library West, Room 508)

Bonnie Smith, Employee Relations & Development Coordinator
(Library West, Room 429)

Break

Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West) Librarians
(Library West, Room 429)

Library Deans: Judith Russell, Dean of University Libraries; John
Ingram, Senior Associate Dean of University Libraries; Rachel Schipper,
Associate Dean- Technology and Support Services (tentative); Cecilia
Botero, Associate Dean and Director of the Health Science Center
Libraries; Sam Huang, Associate Dean for Development and
Advancement and Brian Keith, Assistant Dean for Human and Financial
Resources
(Library West, Room 557)

Tenure & Promotion Committee Representative (Tom Cas" ell)
(Library West, Room 429)

Tour of Library West

Time for Exploration and Relaxation

Dinner


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