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- Keith, Brian W.
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- George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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- MarketWise Forum: Careers for Humanities PhDs in University Libraries and Presses
2 April 2015, 3:00 pm, Library West 212 (Scott Nygren Scholars Studio)
With an eye to the future prospects of PhD holders and what that skill set brings to todayâ€™s tumultuous job market, today's speakers will discuss their positions in university libraries and university presses, sharing their experiences and their stories with their work. The rapidly expanding interest in digital humanities is creating opportunities for subject experts interested in supporting research projects and honing research for publication in conventional and innovative ways. The speakers will explore possible career trajectories, discuss what endears them to these positions, and advise graduate students on how to prepare themselves for these or similar careers. Graduate students in all humanities departments are invited to this event.
Brian Keith is the senior administrator for the areas of Human Resources, Staff Development, Grants Management, Facilities and Security, and Finance and Accounting for the Smathers Libraries. Functions under his direction include recruitment for all library positions; employee relations; compensation plan design and administration; performance management; tenure and promotion administration; and grants administration, including feasibility assessment, and pre- and post-award processes. Brian has a distinguished record of service to the profession and has noteworthy accomplishments in research and scholarship.
Dennis Lloyd is Deputy Director for Sales, Marketing, and Acquisitions at the University Press of Florida. He studied clarinet and English at Appalachian State University and musicology at the University of Illinois, where he earned his masterâ€™s and completed the course work for the Ph.D. His publishing career began as an acquisitions assistant at the University of Illinois Press. At UPF he has been instrumental in developing new digital initiatives and in migrating content into a variety of electronic formats for sale to both individuals and libraries, and has appeared at SXSW.edu. In May he will become the Director of the University of Wisconsin Press.
Sponsored by the English Department, The School of Music, George A. Smathers Libraries, and the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.
This event is free and open to the public.
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MarketWise Forum: Careers for Humanities PhDs in University Libraries and Presses
Brian W. KeithAssociate Dean for Administrative Services and Faculty Affairs George A. Smathers Libraries
Smathers Libraries employment page: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm
What endears me to my position? I have the privilege of working with remarkable and devoted technical, functional and subject experts from throughout the Libraries.
What endears me to my position? I sincerely believe in accessible, high quality higher education as a necessary driver of a progressive, egalitarian and prosperous democracy. Based on my own experience, I know libraries serve to position students, especially less advantaged students, to succeed in establishing the academic foundation for a good life (as they define it for themselves). To support the work of the university as an engine of progress for our state and beyond, the Libraries are expanding our contributions to the work of faculty in fascinating, nontraditional areas such as data management and curation, and clinical support.
What endears me to my position? the role of academic libraries and their ability to secure adequate funding from universities was in question due to changes brought by technology and failing university funding models. Higher education itself was being reexamined. I contributed to campus collaborations and with libraries beyond, and to innovative solutions and the positioning library staff to adapt; and championed a unique role for libraries in delivering on the power of information to improve lives.
What is a Library?
Library Types Academic librariesAssociation of College and Research Libraries Association of Research LibrariesPublic librariesPublic Library AssociationSchool librariesAmerican Association of School LibrariansSpecial libraries (corporations, hospitals, the military, museums, private businesses, and the government) Special Libraries Association
What is an Academic Library?
What is a Librarian?
What is a Librarian? Master of Science in Library ScienceMaster of Library ScienceMaster of Arts in Library and Information ScienceMaster of Information Science
What is a Librarian? Non MLS librarian hires may be anathema to some, but survey data indicate a significant level of acceptance among academic and public library directors. Primary reasons for not requiring the degree include the need to expand applicant pools and the nature of the work for academic libraries, and budget constraints for public libraries. The types of positions least likely to forgo the MLS degree requirement for both types of libraries include Administration/Management, Cataloging/Bibliographic Control, Collection Development/Management, and Reference.Simpson, B. (2014, Hiring nonMLS librarians: Trends and training implications. Library Leadership & Management (Online), 28, 151A,2A,3A,4A,5A,6A,7A,8A,9A,10A,11A,12A,13A,14A,15A.
What is a Librarian? Some data on Library Professional RolesARL PD Bank Keith, B.; Taylor, L.; and Smith, B.
What is a Librarian appointment like? 12 month appointments Hard money
What is a Librarian appointment like? Academic Libraries:faculty status and tenurefaculty status but no tenurewithout faculty statuswithout faculty status but with status similar to tenureReference: Academic LibrarianStatus at http://academic librarian status.wikispaces.com/
What is a Librarian appointment like? Ranks: Assistant, Associate, University Librarian Librarian I through VII Assistant, Associate, University Professor
What is a Librarian appointment like? Assessed on:Professional Responsibility and Working RelationshipsProfessional Development and ScholarshipService to the Library, the University, the State, and the Profession
SKAs What qualities does a PhD applicant bring?
SKAs Knowledge of technology or technical function Knowledge of a foreign or special languageSubject expertiseDemonstrated knowledge of library materials and resourcesKnowledge of the philosophy and techniques of library serviceDesire to meet and serve the library's user communityPositive attitude toward library users with special needs Creativity to develop and implement library programs and services
SKAs Sought after qualities beyond expertise:Communications and Interpersonal SkillsIntelligence and AptitudeEnthusiasm and EnergyFlexibilityLeadershipMaturity
Posting Sites ARL Joblist http:// www.arl.org/resources/careers/positions/index.shtml ALA Joblist http ://joblist.ala.org/ The Chronicle http ://chronicle.com/jobCategory/Library informationsciences/58/ LibGig http ://libgig.com LISJobs.com http ://www.lisjobs.com /
Posting Sites I need a Library Job http ://inalj.com Electronic mailing lists specific to discipline
Your Applicant Submission Explain your interestwhy this position is a good move for youtell your career storyClearly connect your qualifications to the unique jobwhy you are a good bet for them and will contributeshows thoughtfulness and understanding
Your Applicant Submission Curriculum Vitae Resume Primary Audience Academic or professional Business Covers Complete and detailed list of employment, education, trainings, presentations, publications, professional memberships, grants and fellowships, awards, and honors Education, employment, awards, and accomplishments
Your Applicant Submission Curriculum Vitae Resume Length Unlimited 1 -2 pages Format List of Lists A list of accomplishments including facts, figures, measurements, etc.
Interviewing Convey you get librariesConvey your interest in service and teamworkBalance your enthusiasm for professional development activitiesDo not ask how soon you can take your first sabbaticalDo not use your defense for the presentation
References Select according to what the position embodiesCoach themShare your cover letter and job postingTell them why you picked them what they speak to
Overall Advice Seek out opportunities now that reflectEngagementEnthusiasmLeadershipin the field of Librarianship
The Art and Science of Securing a Job in an ARL Library Eleventh Annual ARL Leadership Symposium 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00028586 More Advice
Thank You and Best of Luck! Brian W. Keith Check out the UF Library Employment website: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm