Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Digital Projects Librarian at Yale Divinity Librarry

Digital Projects and Technology Librarian
Divinity Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian 2-3 (Grade 24-25)

The Yale University Library seeks an innovative specialist in digital library programs to serve the Yale Divinity Library.  The position reports to the Divinity Librarian.    With a thorough knowledge of Library software applications and academic resources, the successful candidate will help guide the design, implementation, and improvement of existing services and library technology applications in support of the mission of the Yale University Library.  Working in close collaboration with Library IT, the Director of Digital Initiatives, the Digital Preservation Librarian, and other library and campus stakeholders, the Digital Projects and Technology Librarian will develop a clear, comprehensive, and compelling strategic vision of the technological infrastructure, and the bibliographic and metadata organization necessary for the Divinity Library to participate in University-wide digital information management strategies and to ensure that current and prospective independent digital initiatives are maintained, upgraded, and successfully incorporated within the Library’s growing digital landscape.  Plays a role in creating, describing, and delivering digitized resources and in exploring, proposing, and developing innovative tools and services that improve the ability of scholars, students, and educators to make use of existing and emerging digital resources in the Divinity Library.  Provides instructional and technical support to faculty and students in all aspects related to the use of the Library’s digital collections. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Philosophy Research Index

Fellow philosophy and theology librarians intrigued by the new Philosophy Research Index may be interested in my (largely negative but undoubtedly already quite dated) review of this in Journal of religious and theological information 11:1-2 (2012): 68-76.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Catholic Library Association Periodical Indexes 1930-1980 coming soon

The Catholic Library Association (CLA) has announced that Villanova University will be digitizing the Catholic Periodical Index (1930-1966) and the Catholic Periodical Literature Index (1967-1980).  The word searchable index will be made available on the CLA's and Villanova University's website as the Catholic Library Association Periodical Indexes (1930-1980).

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Librarian for Asian Christianity

From the ALA Job List:

Yale University,
New Haven, Connecticut
Salary: $55,500 to $130,000
Librarian for Asian Christianity
Yale University Library Seeks Applications and Nominations for
Librarian for Asian Christianity

Yale Divinity School Library
Reporting to the Divinity Librarian, the Librarian for Asian Christianity  is responsible for selection of materials for the Divinity Library’s collection in Asian languages, including fund management, reporting, and management.  The Librarian collaborates with the East Asia Library on collection development.  Collection development focuses on Asian imprints and may include Asian studies materials related to Christianity published world-wide, with particular emphasis on Chinese-language material.
For a complete position description and application guidelines, please see:  http://goo.gl/YSRZW.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Friday, May 18, 2012

"Info lit" in Philosophy

     I'm not at all sure that the blog is the place for this (or even the PRTLDG), but don't know of any other more specifically philosophical organizations offhand.
     In any case, I would be interested to hear of "info lit" successes and/or best practices in Philosophy. Who makes inroads, how, and on the basis of what mutual understanding?
     Does anybody else struggle here?

Steve Perisho
Theology and Philosophy Librarian
Seattle Pacific University

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Call for presentations, discussion, convenors

ACRL Philosophical, Religious, Theological Studies Discussion Group
ALA Annual 2012 / Anaheim, CA
Sunday, June 24 / 4:00-5:30 PM
Disneyland Hotel - Frontier Board Room

The PRT Discussion Group invites proposals for brief presentations and suggestions for discussion topics within the realm of library and information services to philosophy, religious studies and theological studies for its upcoming meeting at ALA Annual in Anaheim. Recent discussions have focused on Big Deal packages and e-books and their implications for philosophy, religion and theological studies. Any relevant suggestions are welcome. Please send your ideas and proposals to Colin McCaffrey, colin.mccaffrey@yale.edu.

PRT Is also looking for new leadership. If you are interested in serving as a convenor or co-convenor of the discussion group, please send an expression of interest to Joshua Barton: bartonjp@msu.edu.


Colin McCaffrey: colin.mccaffrey@yale.edu
Joshua Barton: bartonjp@msu.edu

Monday, May 7, 2012

Postion: Liaison Team Leader for Philosophy, Theology & Humanities

From the ALA Job List:

"Liaison Team Leader for Philosophy, Theology & Humanities
Work in one of the most innovative academic libraries in the country, home of VUFind and other similar projects. Plan and coordinate the work of the Philosophy/Theology/Humanities liaison team, including collection development (the selection and acquisition of print, media and electronic library resources), course-integrated information literacy instruction, faculty research assistance, student research consultation services, and the formal and informal connection of pertinent academic departments to all library program areas. Provide support for emerging digital humanities, open access publishing projects and other similar initiatives with emphases on Philosophy, Theology and Humanities; support critical library activities on a secondary team (Assessment, Communication, Scholarly Outreach, Digital & Special Collections or Technology & Web Services) based on interest, expertise and experience."


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Position: Bibliographer for Religion and Philosophy

From the Chronicle of Higher Education posting:

"The University of Chicago Library invites applicants for the position of Bibliographer for Religion and Philosophy. The Religion and Philosophy collections in the University of Chicago Library are among the strongest research collections in the nation. A full spectrum of library resources, from rare books and manuscripts to a full network of electronic resources, constitutes one of the distinctive strengths of the University of Chicago Library in meeting the diverse and changing needs of faculty, students and researchers in these fields.

The collections for which the Bibliographer is responsible support the research and teaching programs in the Divinity School, with its three committees and ten areas of study, and the Department of Philosophy. The Divinity School numbers some 36 faculty and over 300 graduate students of whom about 200 are in doctoral programs; the Philosophy Department counts 27 faculty with over 60 doctoral students. The University encourages interdisciplinary teaching and research and there is strong use of the religion and philosophy collections by faculty and students from area studies programs as well as many humanities and social science disciplines."