LIS Faculty Position Available

The University of Hawaii Library and Information Science Program, within the Department of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS), seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2014 at the rank of Assistant Professor.

We welcome applications from candidates with research interests in any area of Library and Information Science.  The ICS Department and the LIS Program are highly interdisciplinary, and the ideal candidate will develop a research program integrating elements of LIS with other fields.  Researchers who locate their work in both traditional LIS areas such as reference, information organization, children’s literature, public library services, and intellectual freedom, and in hybrid areas such as digital archives/libraries, indigenous knowledge, and informatics are especially encouraged to apply.

LIS faculty work with diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, teach using online and hybrid modes, maintain a vigorous research agenda, meet expectations of tenure and promotion and engage in interdisciplinary scholarship. Applicants must have a PhD in LIS or a related field by date of appointment.  An MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program and university teaching experience are preferred.  The ideal candidate will increase the breadth of our contribution to the University’s values: a Hawaiian place of learning, a local to global perspective, sustainability, technology, community and diversity.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, complete CV, description of research areas, and contact information for at least three references to search committee chair Rich Gazan (gazan@hawaii.edu) with “LIS Faculty Position” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

For the full job posting, refer to workatuh.hawaii.edu, position #70284

Jan Zastrow Writes For Computer In Libraries

LIS alumna Jan Zastrow has started a new quarterly column entitled, “The Digital Archivist” that debuted in the March 2014 issue of Computers in Libraries (CIL). CIL, which is published by Information Today, Inc., provides wide coverage of news and issues in library information technology. Jan says:

“I have long wanted to do a newsletter-type publication and I made the case that it’s not only archivists working with digital files, but special librarians, records managers, museum curators, computer scientists, IT librarians…almost anyone working as an information professional today!”

 

She was thrilled when CIL editor Dick Kaser agreed and invited her to launch this column. Jan invites all LIS students and alumni to send her topics for her column. Her email is zastrow@hawaii.edu

Jan is a senior information professional and certified archivist based in Washington, D.C. She is currently working in the office of Senator John D. Rockefeller IV as a “closer” to archive the senator’s thirty years of congressional achievements. According to Jan, he is retiring at the end of this congressional session.

LIS Faculty Position Available

The University of Hawaii Library and Information Science Program, within the Department of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS), seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2014 at the rank of Assistant Professor.

We welcome applications from candidates with research interests in any area of Library and Information Science.  The ICS Department and the LIS Program are highly interdisciplinary, and the ideal candidate will develop a research program integrating elements of LIS with other fields.  Researchers who locate their work in both traditional LIS areas such as reference, information organization, children’s literature, public library services, and intellectual freedom, and in hybrid areas such as digital archives/libraries, indigenous knowledge, and informatics are especially encouraged to apply.

LIS faculty work with diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, teach using online and hybrid modes, maintain a vigorous research agenda, meet expectations of tenure and promotion and engage in interdisciplinary scholarship. Applicants must have a PhD in LIS or a related field by date of appointment.  An MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program and university teaching experience are preferred.  The ideal candidate will increase the breadth of our contribution to the University’s values: a Hawaiian place of learning, a local to global perspective, sustainability, technology, community and diversity.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, complete CV, description of research areas, and contact information for at least three references to search committee chair Rich Gazan (gazan@hawaii.edu) with “LIS Faculty Position” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

For the full job posting, refer to workatuh.hawaii.edu, position #70284