Xueye (Christine) Zheng to Present Poster at IFLA 2016

“How Do Children Use Digital Information Systems?” – that’s the title of the poster that LIS Student Xueye (Christine) Zheng will be presenting at this year’s IFLA World Library and Information Congress.

To attend the conference, Christine applied for — and won —  a conference travel grant from the CALA, the Chinese American Librarians Association.

IFLA 2016 will take place this August in Columbus, Ohio.

Congratulations, Christine!

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Dr. Youngok Choi Appointed Chair

Dr. Choi

President Garvey has appointed Associate Professor Youngok Choi as chair of the Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS), a one-year appointment which will commence on August 20th. She will succeed the interim co-chairs, Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee and Dr. John Convey, who will resume their academic duties in DLIS and the Department of Education, respectively.

Dr. Choi joined the faculty in the Fall of 2006, teaching core classes 551 and 555 and specialized courses in the field of digital libraries and Cultural Heritage Information Management (CHIM). Dr. Choi also served as the project director for CHIM since SLIS was awarded the CHIM-IMLS grant in 2012. During the 2012-13 academic year, Dr. Choi served as associate dean for academic programs at CUA’s School of Library and Information Science.

The LIS community thanks Dr. Hsieh-Yee and Dr. Convey for their services during the past year, and now welcomes Dr. Choi.​

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Cataloger/Classifier- Law Library of Congress- Washington DC

Category: Consulting / Business / Functional
City: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Position ID: J0416-1143 – Permanent Full Time

Position Description:

This work will take place in the Law Library of Congress, which manages and maintains the world’s largest legal collection, containing over 2.5 million volumes of legal and legislative materials from the United States, as well as international, comparative, and foreign materials.

The Cataloger/Classifier will support the Law Library of Congress in the task of converting the call numbers from existing LAW schedule to K schedule using LC classification scheme.

•Masters Degree in Library Sciences or a relevant field. Candidates currently enrolled in MLS program with strong legal background and language skills are strongly encouraged to apply.
•A minimum of 3 years directly related work experience required.
•Minimum of one year of law library experience.
•Knowledge and understanding of the Library of Congress classification schedule, particularly the schedule covering legal material (Class K).
•Knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings, applicable when 650 fields are incomplete or missing.
•Knowledge of the functions of the LOC Voyager Integrated Library System (ILS) and all applicable rules for cataloging.
•Ability to perform library technical service work with attention to detail.

•High level of fluency in a foreign language, especially German, Russian or Japanese

•Candidate must have the ability to successfully complete a Government Agency background investigation.

At CGI, we’re a team of builders. We call our employees members because all who join CGI are building their own company – one that has grown to 68,000 professionals located in 40 countries. Founded in 1976, CGI is a leading IT and business process services firm committed to helping clients succeed. We have the global resources, expertise, stability and dedicated professionals needed to achieve results for our clients – and for our members. Come grow with us. Learn more at www.cgi.com.

This is a great opportunity to join a winning team. CGI offers a competitive compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. Benefits for full-time, permanent members start on the first day of employment and include a paid time-off program and profit participation and stock purchase plans.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, gender Identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or other status protected by law. CGI will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with CGI’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Resource Description Coordinator- George Washington University- Washington, D.C.

Resource Description Coordinator
George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

The George Washington University, located in the heart of Washington, D.C.,
offers undergraduate and graduate programs in many disciplines. The GW
Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL),
Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), the Chesapeake Information and
Research Library Alliance, and the Northeast Research Libraries Consortium.
The Libraries support and collaborate with faculty in research and teaching,
and are committed to development, training, and professional service.

Under the direction of the Resource Description Coordinator, the incumbent is
a member of the Resource Description Group (RDG) and the greater metadata management group within the George Washington University Libraries. The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access to library collections including serial and monographic content in all formats. The RDG plays an instrumental role in helping the Libraries achieve the objectives laid out in its strategic plan, has been involved in and collaborated on the next
generation metadata development through BIBFRAME, PCC, and with colleagues worldwide. The NextGen Metadata Professional has the primary responsibility for creating metadata for continuing resources; performing complex metadata revision; and is expected to write scripts (e.g. Python, Perl) for repurposing existing metadata, and identity management work for library’s collections. The NextGen Metadata Professional is expected to collaborate with colleagues from functional areas across GW Libraries and beyond in service of the GW Community and the profession.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs original and complex metadata creation, editing, for continuing
resources in all formats–print and non-print– that the Library collects in
multiple languages and time periods according to national and local standards.

Works closely with, and supervises paraprofessionals in an innovative, fast
paced, forward-thinking, and production driven environment by taking full
advantage of available metadata, helper applications, and emerging technology to augment, enhance and reuse the resource description and subject analyses
for access to Library collections.

Assumes a leadership role in designing, implementing and conducting training, resource description, and data analysis for all Library projects where
metadata is the essential component.

Articulates the business value of metadata and data quality; assigns priority
to work that results in progress toward strategic goals.

Participates in Library planning, serves on Library, University-wide and
Washington Research Library Consortium committees.

The George Washington University librarians are expected to be active in the
profession, including contributing to developments in the field, as well as
perform additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited library program, or a Master’s degree in a related information field, or an advanced degree
* Minimum 2 years of professional cataloging experience. Professional understanding and knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures, including but not limited to: RDA, LC/PCC PS, LCSH, LC Class.
* Demonstrated professional knowledge in non-metadata such Dublin Core, MODS, RDA/RDF, etc., thesauri, controlled vocabulary, identity disambiguation and reconciliation
* Demonstrated knowledge of and proven ability to apply/use current cataloging standards, practices, and tools for original and complex copy cataloging for continuing resources following CONSER standards
* Demonstrated experience in creating, editing, and transforming non-MARC metadata, such as EAD, Dublin Core, or others.
* Experience working with OCLC and an Integrating Library System
* Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to work creatively, independently, collaboratively,
* Demonstrated experience with organizational, project and time management skills
* Demonstrate strong service-orientation, forward-thinking, flexible
* Effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills

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Metadata Professional- George Washington University- Washington DC

NextGen Metadata Professional: Continuing Resources (the George Washington University, DC)
Under the direction of the Resource Description Coordinator, the incumbent is a member of the Resource Description Group (RDG) and the greater metadata management group within the George Washington University Libraries.  The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access to library collections including serial and monographic content in all formats.  The RDG plays an instrumental role in helping the Libraries achieve the objectives laid out in its strategic plan, has been involved in and collaborated on the next generation metadata development through BIBFRAME, PCC, and with colleagues worldwide.  The NextGen Metadata Professional has the primary responsibility for creating metadata for continuing resources; performing complex metadata revision; and is expected to write scripts (e.g. Python, Perl) for repurposing existing metadata, and identity management work for library’s collections.  The NextGen Metadata Professional is expected to collaborate with colleagues from functional areas across GW Libraries and beyond in service of the GW Community and the profession. Review of applications will begin April 24, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
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April Alumni News

Jack Dale (MSLIS 2015) was featured in the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of Hispanic Career World Magazine.  The feature about Jack is on page 22.  See: http://bt.e-ditionsbyfry.com/publication/?m=29188&l=1

Cristina D. Ramirez (MSLS, 2005) is now a Library Manager at Henrico County Public Library. She also is an International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) 2016 Fellow.

Barry Trott (MSLS 1997) was the 2016 recipient of the Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award, presented at the Stone Lecture on April 22, 2016, at the CUA Law School Byron Auditorium.  The award is given to alumni of the CUA Library and Information Science program who demonstrate innovation, collaboration, and leadership in the library and information science profession.  Trott is director of the Williamsburg (Va.) Library’s adult services, and has won awards from divisions of the American Library Association (ALA) which have cited his role as an author of professional journal articles and as a catalyst for encouraging reading in the general public.

Bruce Rosenstein (MSLS 1987) delivered the Roger Summit Lecture for the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) on April 6, 2016.  His lecture was titled “Creating a Compelling Future: Business and Beyond.”  See: http://cuaslis.org/wp/lis-alumnus-adjunct-professor-bruce-rosenstein-to-deliver-roger-summit-lectured/

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Congrats to Melanie Medina for receiving the PLA Conference Travel Grant!

CUA LIS Student, Ms. Melanie Medina, has been selected to receive the Spectrum Scholar/PLA 2016 Conference Travel Grant. “The purpose of these grants is to create leadership and career exploration opportunities for Spectrum Scholars working in public librarianship through the conference’s array of continuing education and networking activities.”

“The grants provide complimentary registration to the PLA 2016 Conference, April 5-9 in Denver, as well as $1,000 for travel and housing arrangements and an invitation to the conference VIP reception.”

“Applicants submitted an essay that answered the following questions:

  • What interests you about public librarianship?
  • Why are you the best person to receive this grant?
  • Why do you want to go to PLA 2016?
  • How will this conference help you BE EXTRAORDINARY?”

Great work, Melanie!

Read more about the scholarship here: http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2016/01/ten-spectrum-scholars-receive-pla-conference-travel-grant


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Rovelstad Scholarship Applications now being Accepted through May 9, 2016

Dear Students–

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Howard & Mathilde Rovelstad Scholarship. This scholarship was endowed by the late Dr. Rovelstad, Professor Emerita, and her husband Howard to assist deserving students in the Master of Science in Library and Information Science degree program.

The award covers half of tuition starting in the Fall, through the completion of the program. Up to two awards may be given.

Please visit  http://slis.cua.edu/finaid/rovelstad.cfm for details regarding eligibility, application requirements, and timeline. All applications must be received in full by May 9, 2016.

Renate Chancellor
Scholarship Committee Chair


Renate Chancellor, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor and University Pre-Law Advisor
Catholic University of America
Department of Library and Information Science
457 Columbus School of Law
620 Michigan Avenue
Washington, DC 20064
Phone: 202-319-6272
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Records Management Analyst- Xentity- Reston, VA

We are searching for experienced Government Records Management (RM) support analysts to provide strategic, technical, and functional consulting, analysis, and program support to federal clients. If you have a passion on advising and supporting the RM lifecycle (develop plans, evaluate efficiencies while ensuring compliance, modify processes, improving performance, prepare communications and training, execute RM support) including R&D and support, working directly with the Government client, this would be of interest to you.

We are looking for RM analysts who are highly motivated to move RM beyond compliance, who in the first month on a new Federal client, can quickly understand current RM concept of operations (as it varies by Agency), their governance, and expected role functions.

  • Within the first three months be able to not only make recommendations for RM improvements, but immediately demonstrate your strong grasp of RM requirements.
  • You will work on strategies, tactical approaches, and hands-on in offsite storage, design, centralizing concepts, and file digitization
  • You will need to not survive but thrive in navigating the nature of bureaucratic, political, and educational complexities of supporting the stakeholder, end investment user, and overall executive committees and governance.
  • Finally, within the first year, see the recommendations come to life by executing, coaching, mentoring, educating, and assuring the implementation is tracking to your transition recommendations, roadmap, and transition plans time, metrics, and costs.

The work is expected to be at a Federal “Earth Agency” (agencies involved in air, land, water, energy, science, remote sensing, mapping, or the like supporting resource management or studies). Tasks may include:

  • Assess and Analyze RM Program – Assist with identifying weaknesses and deficiencies in improving the accessibility and preservation of archival collections and assists in the development of mitigation strategies; Participate in the development and conduct information program surveys, audits, reviews and analyses of current or projected operating programs for actual or potential effectiveness in achieving planned goals and objectives; Review and interprets records and information program directives, instructions, regulations, and delegations of authority for potential impact on program objectives, operating policies, work operations, and progress;
  • Coordinate with other organizational components on records and other information programs providing guidance, coordination, and assistance in complying with Federal regulations and government policies;
  • Provide Solution Architecture for digitizing records and information management
  • Support Off-Site Storage, digitization ‘scanning” projects, and draft RRS Schedules
  • Provide support with inventory management of  electronic data and physical records, including categorizing records for ensuring the appropriate disposition;
  • Monitor data management reporting system(s) affecting programs with interrelated functions and operations.
  • Extract, summarize, and analyze records and information program data; provide technical expertise on records holdings and needs and facilitate the records movement and its corresponding documentation as required by the Records and FOIA Officer; and
  • Prepare documentation on digitization and records management program activities for groups at various organizational levels.

Currently there are no positions open, but we are preparing for additional positions coming soon. We want to have a crack team, and are looking proactively for folks who want a new challenge, who may be bored, or just wants to work on a solid team tr ying to help the Government t ransform its information management practices .

You will work directly with and get domain guidance from our on-site Architecture Team who has years of experience with this client. They have been significant Government change agents for multiple decades. They enjoy mentoring, collaboration, and making appropriate decisions and as quite familiar with these client strategies, tactics, protocols, and solutions that will be successful. Our client base enjoys the value these two bring, and have made repeated requests for support for them and their teams over the years. Our goal would for your personal brand to grow to that level of trusted advisorship as well.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Information Technology, or specific relevant subject area
  • 5 year experience in RM technology or business consulting.  Additionally, this position requires specific 1+ years of project experience with civilian government context of policy and law.
  • Experience in offsite storage, design, centralizing concepts, and file digitization
  • Archivist of the US Certificate of Completion of NARA Federal Records Management Training Program
  • Preferred to be ICRM Certified Records Manager (CRM)
  • Some additional special considerations and skills :
  • Records Management Certification (CRM issued by ARMA)
  • American Society for Access Professionals membership
  • Project Management Certification
  • Subject Matter Expertise in records management, including analyzing, interpreting, and applying records management principles, concepts, and best practices to develop, implement, and improve records management programs, policies, processes, and tools
  • Prefer have legal records and experience in supporting litigation holds as noted
  • Project experience with electronic records management systems (ERMS), planning and conducting formal analyses, evaluations, or reviews of records management functions, programs, activities, and issues and preparing and delivering written reports, briefings, whitepapers, findings, recommendations, and other written communications
  • Knowledge of federal records management statutes, regulations, and policies, including 44 US Code, Chapter 31, Records Management by Federal Agencies, Subchapter B of 36 CFR Chapter XII, Subchapter B – Records Management, OMB/NARA Memorandum M-12-18, and Managing Government Records Directive, August 24, 2012, Chapter 35, A-130, Management of Federal Information Resources, FOIA, GPRA, the Privacy Act, FISMA, CPIC, and FEA
  • Must be able to travel 10-20% of the time in US, possible AK/HI or International
  • Previous experience supporting scientific programs, preferably government related, in earth management and sciences including marine, atmospheric, hydrological, topographic, geological, renewable, or a myriad of dozens of other critical earth sciences.
  • Must be able to rapidly context switch across subject matter, communication and architecture products, and stakeholder audiences.
  • Must be able to pass basic NACI, background, drug and reference checks
  • Have a home office  with frequent on-site presence or on-site 100%
  • Must be able to demonstrate fast, quality typing as well as fast visual prototyping.
  • Tool Experience in PowerPoint, Visio, Office Automation
  • No Relocation Assistance, must be local

About Xentity

We are a fast-growing data consulting and support services firm. Check out www.xentity.com to learn about our focus, services, clients, missions, values as well as our excellent benefits package and career information.

We have high profile clients and projects that our staff really delivery for, as well enjoy knowing they make a large difference.

Our President has a vision to continue to focus on solutions that transform the Next Generation. He seeks projects in renewable energy, integrating geosciences, high performance computing, big data and advanced concepts like fuzzy logic, changing interfaces points mobile or augmented reality and many more disruptions. He wants to continue to put the I back in Information Technology by concentrating on pragmatic designs, leadership and management, and the all too forgotten focus on outreach and engagement strategies and solutions.

More can be found at careers.xentity.com

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Stone Lecture, Friday, April 22 @ 7 p.m.

The Library & Information Science Alumni Board cordially invites
CUA alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends to the
2016 Dr. Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture
Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. 
Byron Auditorium, Room 204 in the Columbus School of Law
Sponsored by the Department of Library & Information Science
This year’s guest will be oceanographer and archivist at the NOAA
National Centers for Environmental Information
Don Collins
“An Oceanographer’s Voyage Into Librarianship”
We will also be presenting the 2016 Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award to
Barry Trott (MLIS 1997) for his contributions to the field of library and information science 
We ask that you please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Find out more about the Dr. Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture Series
Donate to the Elizabeth W. Stone Scholarship Fund for CUA Library & Information Science Students
(remember to designate your gift as Stone Scholarship Fund).
Free parking will be available in the law school garage
For more information or for accommodations please contact the
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