[Asis-l] Asis-l Digest, Vol 109, Issue 4

Bernard Bazirake bamuhiiga at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Oct 19 00:01:55 EDT 2013

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Today's Topics:

   1. Job Posting / Library Team Lead / Washington. DC
      (Suzanne Richards)
   2. ACM MEDES'13: Call for participation - Luxembourg (28-31    oct.
      2013) (Richard Chbeir)


Message: 1
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 21:18:31 +0000
From: Suzanne Richards <srichards at lac-group.com>
To: Suzanne Richards <srichards at lac-group.com>
Subject: [Asis-l] Job Posting / Library Team Lead / Washington. DC
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Please excuse the cross postings . . . . . . .

LAC Group seeks a dynamic and experienced Library Team Lead to join a contract supporting USAID's Knowledge Services Center (KSC) located in Washington, D.C.  The KSC, managed under USAID's KM Branch in the CIO's Office, supports the full spectrum of the Agency's knowledge needs with a library, self-directed learning center, the collection of Agency program, technical reports, and evaluations, research staff and knowledge management services.

This position will supervise contract personnel in the library, lead the KSC toward a virtual environment, provide outreach to all bureaus within the Agency, and provide reference services.  These services are integral to providing agency staff, contractors, other agencies, and the public with access to information.  This individual will work onsite, be responsible for scheduling, ensuring overall quality control of work, and delivering timely services performed by library employees.  This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, fully benefited position and is an excellent opportunity for an information professional with library management experience.   You MUST be a US Citizen in order to be considered for this opportunity.


?  Provide ready reference, research and information discovery services for Agency staff and partners, manage collection development and maintenance, and maintain electronic resources and Library supported web sites.

?  Respond to reference questions about KSC services, the Agency, and international development topics through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to virtual information requests using a wide variety of databases including Nexis, EBSCO, Business Monitor Online, World Bank e-Library and others.

?  Oversee all aspects of the library, including maintenance of the integrated library system (ILS), cataloging and processing materials, interlibrary loan operations, collection development, and weeding the collection.

?  Manage acquisitions and at the direction of the government, place orders for selected library resources from specified vendors. Oversee organization of library resources, including print materials, subscriptions to e-journals, commercial databases and library software; approve invoices for these purchases, as well as interlibrary loans. Evaluate new e-resources and negotiate contracts with external vendors.

?  Hire, train and manage Library and Learning Resources Center staff; conduct annual performance reviews in a timely manner.  Provide administrative direction for all LAC employees on the contract and approve time sheets.

?  Plan and manage projects, including software implementation, needs assessments, database launches, strategic planning exercises, and special events.

?  Support USAID's KM division and KSC Project strategic planning for the library and Self-Directed Learning Center.  Plan and oversee the implementation of all changes.

?  Plan and manage projects, including special events, software implementation, customer surveys, and e-resource launches and report weekly on progress.

?  Continually monitor and report on performance and progress using metrics for usage, demand, quality, and impact of library services.

?  Lead outreach initiatives to promote the use of library services, such as new employee orientations, office presentations, and personalized consultations. Update library promotional materials and request forms.

?  Stay abreast of the information needs and trends within the areas of foreign assistance and economic development, as well as trends in library and information science and related technology.


?  Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association;

?  10 years of library management experience, including supervisory experience; project management experience; fully conversant with all aspects of library functions.

?  Demonstrate a broad cross-section of library science expertise and have a proven record of success in applying skills and expertise in a major library setting, particularly within the federal government;

?  Knowledge of international development and foreign assistance programs and familiarity with print materials, e-resources and websites in the international development field.

?  Ability to recommend items for withdrawal, or new library resources to update the collection or fill knowledge gaps within the collection as needed;

?  Experience in the use of library related information technology; ILS, Google and MS Office applications; web-based content management systems; mobile and e-Reader technologies

?  Ability to work in a team environment with federal staff, contractors as well as independently;

?  Demonstrated skills in the following areas: database searching, ILS administration, e-resource evaluation and training.

?  Strong organizational, planning and communication skills.

?  U.S. citizenship required; Secret clearance desirable.

For immediate consideration, please apply at: http://goo.gl/yvdSxt

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions, National Libraries and prominent government agencies.

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Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2013 21:50:28 +0200 (CEST)
From: Richard Chbeir <Richard.Chbeir at u-bourgogne.fr>
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Subject: [Asis-l] ACM MEDES'13: Call for participation - Luxembourg
    (28-31    oct. 2013)
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               ** Apologies for cross-postings. **
** Kindly forward to interested colleagues and doctoral students.**

                      CALL FOR PARTICIPATION 

               The International ACM Conference on 
            Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems 
                          (MEDES 2013)

                       Technically Sponsored by:
                           ACM SIGAPP  
                           ACM SIGAPP.fr Chapter
                           with the cooperation of IFIP WG 2.6          

                           October 28-31, 2013
                    Abbey of Neumunster, Luxembourg
For registration and hotel reservations, please visit the conference web site.

The International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES) aims to develop and bring together a diverse community from academia, 
research laboratories and industry interested in exploring the manifold challenges and issues related to resource management of Digital Ecosystems 
and how current approaches and technologies can be evolved and adapted to this end. 

The MEDES addresses a large number of themes and issues including the following regular session topics:
- Digital Ecosystem Infrastructure
- Big Data
- Services
- Cloud Computing 
- Emergent Intelligence
- Trust, Security & Privacy
- Data & Knowledge Management
- Web and Standards
- Networks and Protocols 


For full program details, please visit the conference web site at:

Some of the highlights of the program include:

(1) A half-day tutorial:

       From data to services: the creation of services from Open Data and Semantic data sets
          By Dr. Muriel Foulonneau, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
             Dr. Geraldine Vidou, Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

(2) Keynote presentations from field leaders including;

     Explaining Recommendations in time-aware Location-based Social Networks
        Dr. Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

     Ecosystem of CNRTA in Brazil 
        Dr. Silvio A. Spinella, Information Technology Center Renato Archer, Brazil


All accepted papers will be published by the ACM Digital Library.
Extended versions of the selected papers will be published in affiliated journals and special issues.

Special tracks affiliated with MEDES 2013 include:
* Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
* EU-Brazil innovation and Best Practice in IT Ecosystems
* DEEP: experiences and perspectives of Digital Ecosystems European Projects


General Chair
Latif Ladid, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Peter A. Bruck, Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria
Antonio Montes, Centro de Tecnologia da Informacao Renato Archer, Brazil

Program Chairs
Fernando Ferri, IRPPS-CNR, Italy
Richard Chbeir, University of Pau and Adour Countries, France

Local Organizing Chairs
Frederic Andres, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Ingrid Zantis, Zantis-Consulting, Luxembourg
Jean-Paul Hengen, ICT Sector Development, Luxembourg

International Program Committee:
(see the web site for the full list)


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