New Tips for Inclusive Recruitment and Hiring at the Library

During the past year, one of the objectives the Diversity and Inclusion Work Group tackled was to implement clear and standardized hiring practices that incorporate best practices in recruiting diverse talent. Our efforts included reviewing our current practices, researching best practices and writing up a set of actionable best practices …

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The Library Diversity and Inclusion Report is Available!

Thank you to all who participated in activities during Kawanna Bright’s visit to gather information and help us assess the Library’s diversity and inclusion environment. Based on the information she gathered via the staff focus groups and climate survey, Kawanna was able to put together a report with recommendations to …

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We are excited to announce that a new…

We are excited to announce that a new Learning Tech Specialist will be starting Monday, November 7. (See related post about job opening dated September 6.) Kaori Keller comes to us from the Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education where she designed, produced and supported online courses. With the addition of Kaori to the Learning Tech staff, Dylan can now focus his efforts fully on the Makers Lab. Stay tuned for a more extensive welcome message and bio!

Library Overview Provided to Executive Vice Chancellor Dan Lowenstein

Last month, the Library Leadership Team met with EVC Dan Lowenstein so that Karen could introduce him to her team and share our current achievements and challenges. I wanted to share this document that we created for Dan, which provides a nice overview of the Library’s current activities. As you …

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The Library is currently recruiting for a Communications…

The Library is currently recruiting for a Communications Coordinator to ensure that the UCSF Library’s programs and services are widely publicized by implementing effective marketing and communications strategies to increase visibility and participation.
The position can be found at http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers by searching for keyword 41410.
Please share with any potential candidates.

Check it out Peggy Tahir is doing a…

Check it out. Peggy Tahir is doing a webinar about copyright. It is one of the Midday at the OASIS programs offered by the Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library (kind of a regional outpost of NLM).

Presentation Title: Educating Faculty on Copyright @ UCSF: Fair Use, Open Access, and Brief Updates on Current Court Cases

Description: Peggy Tahir, Education & Copyright Librarian, UCSF Library, will cover copyright issues and what she has been doing at UCSF, including details about their new Open Access Policy, and she will go into some details on Fair Use and conducting a Fair Use analysis. She will also cover some of the current court cases involving copyright.

When: July 17, 2013
1-2PM (Pacific) | 10-11AM (Hawaii) | 1-2PM (Arizona) | 9-10AM (American Samoa) | 6-7AM Thursday (Guam)

Please register now for the Midday at the OASIS!
http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=227

Current Topics – Computer-based Assessment, Data Management Plans, and SXSW!

This week’s Current Topics session featured 3 reports from staff attending a diverse range of meetings. Ryan Brazell reported on his experiences attending SWALLT, which – in case you didn’t already know – is the Southwest Association of Language Learning Technology. Ryan is a long time member of this volunteer organization dedicated …

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