• 09 Feb 2018 by Alan Gravano

    Unlikely Archives and (Un)documented Transactions In Italian Americana

    This panel invites contributions that approach the Italian American experience through a variety of alternative modes, genres and media such as comics, pulp fiction, songs and sound, home movies, performance, pornography, social media, fandom, ephemera, and other materials. Where and how are Italian American identities legible or detectable even when not explicitly registered? With what other cultures and communities – racial, sexual, religious, class-based etc. – have Italian Americans interacted and intersected? In line with the 2019 MLA presidential theme, the panel highlights how these unlikely archives can produce “textual transactions” that shed light on the complex ways of being Italian in America. Seeking contributions especially in queer and gender studies, race and ethnic studies, including Native American Studies, music and film studies, working class studies, migration and diaspora studies.

     Contact Clarissa Clò at cclo@mail.sdsu.edu for further information or to submit abstracts of 250 words and short bios of no more than 150 words, by March 15, 2018.

  • 26 Feb 2018 by Robert Oppedisano

    Queens College, City University of New York, seeks an innovative and engaging Outreach Communication Librarian to join our Library faculty by Summer/Fall 2018 to provide leadership in communicating and promoting Queens College Library’s value and accomplishments to the Queens College (QC) community and beyond. Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the Outreach Communication Librarian will formulate the Library’s outreach communication strategy, assist with coordinating Library activities related to College and external relations, and pursue collaborative relationships across the College, the University, and the borough of Queens.

    Working closely with the Chief Librarian and relevant committees, this new position will coordinate the plans, policies, and practices in outreach and communications, and align these activities with the Queens College Library's mission. The candidate will promote the Library's teaching, collecting, and service activities in support of the QC curriculum, and will work collaboratively to organize and promote Library public programs in an effort to bring renewed relevance to the Library. Such outreach contributes to the enhanced use of Library resources and services, and directly advances student success. The successful candidate will be an exceptional verbal communicator who will oversee formal Library communications, create communication plans and user surveys, coordinate Library public programming, help evaluate the student user experience, produce promotional publications, oversee branding and signage, enhance subject liaison communication, assist with grant and fundraising activities, and participate in improving the Library’s overall online presence. The successful candidate will also be flexible and collaborative, and engaged with emerging issues in library outreach, communications, and promotion.

    The Outreach Communication Librarian will work with the teams for scholarly communication, digital initiatives, digital scholarship, collections, and instruction to promote the public service activities of the Library. This position will also participate in the shared public service activities of providing reference assistance, teaching sessions and courses, and serving as a collection development bibliographer. The Assistant Professor's responsibilities will also include scholarly achievement.

    The successful candidate will participate in professional and service activities that enhance QC’s strategic goals and the Library’s mission.

    Queens College, City University of New York, is an engine of social mobility, a public institution serving New York City’s highly diverse and global population. Our 19,000 students realize their potential through our undergraduate and graduate degrees, honors programs, and experiential learning opportunities (including internships, service learning, and research). Located in the heart of Queens, at the crossroads of public higher education and the NYC workforce, Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the NY metropolitan area, has more computer science majors than any NYC college, has the third largest business and accounting program of any school in NY State, and has renowned programs in the fine & performing arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution. For appointment as an Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree is required. If appointed as Instructor, which is a non-tenure track title, the candidate must complete a second graduate degree within 5 years to be eligible for the tenure track as an Assistant Professor.

    A minimum of 3 years’ professional library experience; reference and instruction and collection development experience; web content writing and social media writing experience; excellent written communication skills.

    The preferred qualifications are: professional academic library experience; experience in outreach services, experience with HTML, CSS, and CMS platforms (e.g. WordPress, etc.); experience with design and layout using graphic design software (e.g. Adobe Creative, etc.); experience in project management (i.e. plans, timelines, deliverables, assessments, reporting); experience in grant writing or fundraising; experience supervising support staff.

    COMPENSATION

    CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, savings programs, and employee tuition waiver. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Queens College provides access to temporary on-campus housing to facilitate relocation, access to on-campus daycare, and advisement on public schools for parents with school age children.

    HOW TO APPLY

    If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow the instructions below:

    ·         Go to cuny.jobs

    ·         In the box under "What", enter "18302"

    ·         Click on "Outreach Communication Librarian (Assistant Professor or Instructor)"

    ·         Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.

    Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, resume, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

    **Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

    CLOSING DATE  April 2, 2018

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

  • 16 Feb 2018 by Alan Gravano

    Emerging Technologies and Digital Scholarship Librarian (Assistant Professor or Instructor) in Queens, New York

    FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

    Often referred to as "the jewel of the CUNY system", Queens College sits on 80 acres of land and is a place of contrast: an urban school in a suburban setting. It is a place where a large and diverse student body receives personalized attention. This formula has made us one of New York's premier educational institutions. With a mission to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society, we offer a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Our liberal arts, science and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides such as The Princeton Review America's Best Value colleges. Our students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, use modern technologies and information resources, and have won prominence in nearly every field.

    Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library is a mecca of campus activity and learning, drawing in thousands of students and faculty. Opened in 1988, it is named for the late Queens Congressman, who was a champion of progressive causes. The Library, which houses one million hard copy and electronic books, more than 3,000 media titles, and more than 50,000 online serials, plays an integral role in supporting the information needs of the students and faculty of the College.

    Queens College Benjamin Rosenthal Library seeks a collaborative, motivated, and service-oriented Emerging Technology and Digital Scholarship Librarian to join its team of faculty librarians in May 2018.

    The Emerging Technology and Digital Scholarship Librarian (ETDS), a new position, will work to develop a center for innovation and program of digital pedagogy in the Queens College Libraries. This space was developed through an educational technology grant and is the result of collaboration among the Queens College Libraries, the Graduate School of Library Science, and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

    We seek a creative, collaborative librarian who can take the lead in the development of these new initiatives. The ETDS librarian will work collaboratively to support the development of the new initiatives to create high-impact learning spaces within the library that make use of new technology and digital pedagogies. In addition to leading relevant digital initiatives in the library, the ETDS librarian will support the digital initiatives already underway in disciplines such as sociology, English, and mathematics.

    As part of the Reference and Instruction Team, the ETDS Librarian will identify, develop, implement, and assess new technology that supports the digital scholarship of Queens College faculty and students. The successful candidate will assess the need for technology-based spaces within the library; manage relevant digital projects; develop grant proposals; provide training in digital tools both within the library and across campus; stay current with new trends in digital scholarship and educational technology; develop digital pedagogies; select and/or develop tools and instructional materials according to student needs; and participate in the college’s open access and publishing activities. The ETDS librarian will actively seek out partnerships with faculty and students engaged in digital scholarship as well as offices across campus including the Center for Teaching and Learning.

    As a member of the Queens College Library Faculty, this position will participate in the library’s instruction program, providing course-integrated instruction as well as working with students in less-formal learning spaces. The librarian in this position will also provide reference assistance in person and online, and participate in professional and service activities that enhance the QC library’s mission. The librarian in this position will also serve as a subject liaison as needed.

    The successful candidate will participate in professional and service activities that enhance QC’s strategic goals and the Library’s mission. A second graduate degree is required for initial appointment to the tenure track position of Assistant Professor, whose responsibilities also include scholarly achievement. If appointed as Instructor, which is a non-tenure track title, the candidate must complete a second graduate degree within 5 years to be eligible for the tenure track as an Assistant Professor.

    The successful candidate will be flexible, collaborative, and capable of assessing and adapting to the changing needs of the QC community and the library.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, a second graduate degree is required. If appointed as Instructor, which is a non-tenure track title, the candidate must complete a second graduate degree within 5 years to be eligible for the tenure track as an Assistant Professor. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    ·       Knowledge of and experience with digital scholarship pedagogies, methods and technologies, for instance: text mining, topic modeling, data visualization, mapping and GIS, digitization, multimedia pedagogy, and/or the creation, management, description and preservation of digital objects

    ·       Experience collaborating with faculty and academic staff to support digital scholarship and pedagogy

    ·       Experience with high-impact interactive learning spaces such as makerspaces

    ·       Knowledge of academic and library technologies, including learning management systems, library utility software, and other relevant tools

    ·       Experience implementing and/or managing digital projects, especially grant-funded projects

    ·       Ability to assess and address the changing needs of a diverse college community as they relate to the development of and training in digital tools and pedagogies.

    COMPENSATION

    CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, savings programs, and employee tuition waver. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Queens College provides access to temporary on-campus housing to facilitate relocation, access to on-campus daycare, and advisement on public schools for parents with school-age children.

    HOW TO APPLY

    ·       Go to cuny.jobs

    ·       In the box under "What", enter "18291"

    ·       Click on "Emerging Technologies and Digital Scholarship Librarian (Assistant Professor or Instructor)"

    ·       Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.

    Please note that the candidates should upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, and CV as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

    **Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

    If appropriate, the cover letter should provide links to and descriptions of candidates’ contributions to digital projects.

    CLOSING DATE

    March 15, 2018

    JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

    CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

    Job Title: Emerging Technologies and Digital Scholarship Librarian (Assistant Professor or Instructor)

    Job ID: 18291

    Location: Queens College

    Full/Part Time: Full-Time

    Regular/Temporary: Regular

     

    For more information or to apply, please visit: https://cuny.jobs/queens-ny/emerging-technologies-and-digital-scholarship-librarian-assistant-professor-or-instructor/2EF7C877B3C049D796FBD0FEA8D1D1E8/job/​​​