This blog is dedicated to Slavic Studies, East and Central European Studies and Central Asian Studies librarianship.
This personal blog was created by Liladhar R. Pendse (Slavic & Eastern European and Central Asian Studies Librarian at University of California, Berkeley).
Keywords: Slavic Studies, Russian, Central and East European, Eurasian Studies, Academic Librarianship, University of California, Berkeley, UCLA-My Alma Mater, Russian Diaspora, Caucasus, and Central Asia.
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Jobs: Acquisitions Services Director Princeton University Library.
Acquisitions Services Director Princeton University Library Princeton, New Jersey Requisition #1400944
The Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.
The Acquisitions Services Director is responsible for all resource acquisitions operations for the Princeton University Library. This position, reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, is part of a highly committed leadership team, whose mission is to maximize the Library’s support for the teaching and research programs of Princeton University. The Acquisitions Services Director will be expected to develop innovative strategies and work methodologies for obtaining and processing new print and digital resources and content, and to promote and foster partnerships with other library colleagues involved in collection development. This position has overall responsibility for disbursement of the Library’s $29 million acquisitions budget, working closely with the AUL for Collection Development and the Director of Library Finance and Administration on budget administration and analysis. The Director will oversee a work unit of 35 staff. The Director will be expected to continuously evaluate work methods and workflows in light of new supporting services, financial opportunities and technological advancements, improving existing operations and purchasing relationships through the application of creative strategies and solutions for positive change. The Director initiates, negotiates and maintains relations with booksellers, subscription agents and content providers, and evaluates their performance. This position is a key member of the Technical Services Steering Committee, which collectively manages the full spectrum of access to the Library’s resources, purchase through delivery. The Acquisitions Services Director is expected to maintain awareness of best practices and progressive ideas in acquisitions through professional involvement.
MLS from an ALA accredited institution, or an advanced degree in another field relevant to libraries, publishing and the information services industry. A minimum of five years pertinent professional experience in academic libraries, or one of their suppliers. A minimum of three years of supervisory and management experience at a level and of a quality which would demonstrate the capability or the promise to successfully lead and supervise a large diverse staff and business operations comparable to those for which the position in question is responsible. Pertinent experience with library management systems, financial control systems, purchasing procedures and budget analysis. Experience which demonstrates: a strong knowledge of the library book trade and successful management of library-book vendor relationships, a strong service orientation, a collaborative working style, strong leadership skills, the capability to develop innovative solutions and to do effective planning. Participation in relevant national forums.
Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with electronic resource licensing practices and protocols. Experience with collection development. Experience which demonstrates skill in the use of business analytics to drive relevant planning. Experience which demonstrates a commitment to staff development. Facility with foreign languages.
Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs and must include a resume/cv, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Web-comics: Some Links by Liladhar R. Pendse (UC Berkeley)
This exhibit also takes in consideration comics that are born digital. The webcomics represent a unique opportunity for their creators to provide outreach to multiple audiences. Below are some suggested webcomics that can make this exhibition more interesting to our visitors.The list below was adapted for use from Buzzfeed.com, scroll.in and other sites. Some of these comics might be sensitive to their viewers. I would advise viewer’s discretion. This is not a comprehensive list but it provides a meaningful insight into the mysterious world of the webcomics.
A Century of Movement: Russian
Culture and Global Community Since 1917 CFP Deadline: April 7, 2017 October
12-13, 2017 http://centuryofmovement.web.unc.edu University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Keynote Speakers: Katerina
Clark and Marina Frolova-Walker Conference Organizers: Jamie
Blake and Grace Kweon, in collaboration with Annegret Fauser The
cultural products of the last century reflect change, opportunity, and
uncertainty, and demonstrate active negotiations between personal identity and
social awareness, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, artistic voice and security.
This conference, in the centennial year of the Revolution, seeks to explore the
transformations set in motion during and after the events of 1917 through an
examination of cultural production and practices, located both within and without
will explore first and foremost the issue of human migration, particularly the
patterns and developments set in motion by the Revolution. In light of today’s
CALL FOR PAPERSAccelerated development? Socio-political landslides, cultural ruptures and literary history in Eastern EuropeGhent UniversitySeptember 29 – October 1, 2017 http://www.slavistiek.ugent.be/Accelerateddevelopment). In 1964 the Bulgarian-Belarusian-Russian scholar Georgii Gachev coined the term ‘uskorennoe razvitie’ or ‘accelerated development’ in his 1964 monograph Accelerated Development of Literature: On the Basis of the Bulgarian Literature of the First Half of the 19thCentury. The term describes what happened to Bulgarian literature during Ottoman rule. Being a ‘young’ and ‘peripheral’ literature, having started to develop only recently at the time, Bulgarian literature ‘had to’ go through the whole evolution of European literature at a high pace in order to catch up with the latter. One of the side effects of this accelerated development was that characteristics of different style periods could even co-occur. Gachev’s thought-provoking idea has never really received a l…