Dean & Professor

first_imgQualifications:A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from anAmerican Library Association-accredited program or an internationalequivalent degree is required, along with credentials andexperience to qualify for the rank of professor with tenure in adiscipline within Library and Information Science. A Doctoraldegree is strongly preferred. Exceptional leadership skills and the ability to workeffectively with university faculty and academic administratorsacross the academy to build effective relationships and acollaborative environment that fosters research and teachingexcellence. Skills include the development and effective managementof library budget and other resources to support the strategic planand mission of the university library system.Significant and progressive library administrative experience,strong management skills, and an understanding of the operations,disciplines and goals of a major public, land grant researchuniversity.An understanding of major challenges facing academic researchlibraries today, particularly in a public, land grantuniversity.A history of building, enhancing and sustaining partnershipsacross the university, state, region and nation.Demonstrated commitment to diversity and to continuing programsto achieve inclusion among faculty and staff, and to provideservices that meets the needs of a diverse population of studentsand scholars.Evidence of advocacy for innovative methods of dissemination ofscholarly communications, information and data to support theinstructional, educational and research mission of the universityand its various constituents.Ability to be an advocate for the university library system,faculty and staff.Ability to secure external funding through grants, contractsand private fund-raising. Mississippi State University, founded in 1878, is a publicresearch, land-grant university with a mission to provide accessand opportunity to all sectors of Mississippi’s diverse population,as well as other states and countries, and to offer excellentprograms of teaching, research, and service. The university offersa comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and professionalprograms across many disciplines, and enrolled 22,986 students infall 2020 (including 18,803 full and part-time undergraduates and4,183 graduate and professionals). Additionally, Mississippi StateUniversity is designated as a Carnegie Foundation R1 “Very HighResearch Activity” institution.The university embraces its role as a major contributor to theeconomic development of the state and beyond through targetedresearch and the transfer of ideas and technology to the public,supported by faculty, staff, student, and alumni relationships withindustry, community organizations, and government entities.Mississippi State University is committed to its tradition ofinstilling among its community ideals of diversity, citizenship,leadership, and service.Building on its land-grant tradition, Mississippi State Universitystrategically extends its resources and expertise for the benefitof Mississippi’s citizens, the nation, and the world by offeringaccess for working and place-bound learners through its on- andoff-campus education and research sites, Extension, and distanceeducation programs. For more information about Mississippi StateUniversity please visit full consideration, please submit an application that includesa letter of interest, curriculum vitae and name and contactinformation of at least three professional references at Must demonstrate a strong recognition of and commitment toMSU’s stature as a land-grant institution and researchuniversity.Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the academic,research and service efforts of the university, as well as externalconstituencies and stakeholders.A record of successful administrative leadership andachievement.Minimum of four years of significant administrativeexperience.A thorough familiarity and understanding of the operation ofmultiple libraries in a system.Possess the vision and experience necessary to lead a complexorganization in developing and enhancing its mission in service tothe university, state, region, and nation as a premier researchleader.Demonstrated vision for how libraries can best meet the needsof their stakeholders and constituents with ever-changingtechnologies. The Search Committee will begin review of applications on December14, 2020, but will continue accepting applications and nominationsuntil the position is filled.Please direct nominations, questions regarding the Dean ofLibraries position, and the university to the search committeechair, Dr. Peter Ryan, Executive Vice Provost, [email protected],edu. For questions and/or concerns regardingthe search process please contact Ms. Juli Rester at [email protected] Employment Opportunity Statement:MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age,sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, genderidentity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other statusprotected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations andapplications from women, members of any minority group, and otherswho share our passion for building a diverse community thatreflects the diversity in our student population. Mississippi State University invites nominations and applicationsfor the position of University Librarian and Dean of Libraries. Theuniversity seeks an individual who is an experienced, strategic,creative, dynamic forward-thinking leader. The Dean will create avision and plan to advance the mission of the university andlibrary system by building upon a strong legacy of growth andexcellence to provide innovative services to a diverse populationof patrons, organizations and communities.Mississippi State University Library system is comprised of sixlibraries that include the Mitchell Memorial Library, the mainlibrary; the College of Architecture, Art and Design Library,College of Veterinary Medicine Library; The Phil Hardin FoundationLibraries on the Meridian Campus and the School of ArchitectureLibrary in Jackson, MS. The Libraries are a key component ofacademic life at the University and play an important role inenhancing cultural life in the local community and throughout thestate. The Libraries provide access to more than 2.9 million books,398 data bases, over 142,917 paid subscriptions for journals, and55 digital collections. Additionally, the Mississippi StateUniversity Libraries Special Collections Division includes theCongressional and Political Research Center, the UniversityArchives, Manuscripts, and Rare Books. The total collections underthe care of the division is currently at 3,207, and totalexpenditures of the Mississippi State University Library systemexceeds $12.5 million annually.The Mitchell Memorial Library on the main Starkville campus housesthe Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and Museum and the Frankand Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana. It is also home tothe Charles H. Templeton Collection that includes two hundred19th and 20th Century music instruments,22,000 sheets of music and over 13,000 records. The Library alsocontains the MaxxSouth Digital Media Center, a multi-mediacollaborative space equipped with state-of-the art technologydesigned to propel teaching, learning, exploration and researchamong university faculty, staff and students. The Library is anactive institutional member of the Association of SoutheasternResearch Libraries. For more information about the universitylibraries please visit .Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President, the nextDean will be a respected leader in the field who will partner withMississippi State University constituents and external stakeholdersto leverage the Libraries’ efforts to develop an ambitiousstrategic plan for the future. The Dean of Libraries will provide aclear vision of the evolving role of the University Library Systemand how it will support the strategic initiatives and intellectualcore of the university. The Dean will have oversight for 36faculty, 63 professional support staff and over 90 student workers.Librarians hold faculty status, are active researchers, and areengaged in significant campus and professional service. The Libraryfaculty is actively embedded in the curricula across thedisciplines through its’ liaison relationship with each college,school, and academic departments across colleges.Candidates should possess the following qualifications: read more


first_imgPhotographed at the Evansville riverfront in 1917, this Boy Scout troop represented B’nai Israel Temple. The young men had probably just finished marching in one of the many patriotic parades held downtown during the First World War, as the large American flag, drummer, and canteens suggest. The Boy Scouts of America had been founded in 1910; it quickly recruited thousands of members, making it the largest youth organization in the nation and inspiring the formation of the Girl Scouts two years later. Evansville’s council was chartered in 1915; the Buffalo Trace Council now serves southwestern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

77 Bikes Sell at Auction at an Average $32

first_imgBidders line a barricade to get a look at an unclaimed bicycle up for auction Monday in Ocean City, NJ.The City of Ocean City raised $2,469 on Monday morning at its annual Bicycle Auction — selling 77 bikes at an average price of $32.The auction included 101 registered bidders and 79 bikes offered for sale, according to Ocean City Purchasing Manager Joe Clark, who served as auctioneer.The event lets anybody bid on used bicycles that have been deemed by the Ocean City Police Department to be abandoned or unclaimed. It provides a great opportunity to purchase bikes at low cost.The auction is held annually in July at the Shelter Road Recycling Center at 1 Shelter Road.last_img read more

National Cupcake Week star part 2

first_imgIt’s not often that British Baker gets picked up by political bloggers. It turns out that the humble cupcake is all that’s needed to make the link. These colourful Tory-themed cupcakes were posted last week on a Conservative blog, with the following caption: “There is only one way to celebrate the first day of National Cupcake week tomorrow”.last_img

Studies extend hopes for antibody drugs against COVID-19

first_imgNew results extend hopes for drugs that supply antibodies to fight COVID-19, suggesting they can help keep patients out of the hospital and possibly prevent illness in some uninfected people. Eli Lilly said Tuesday that its drug reduced the risk of hospitalizations or death by 70% in newly diagnosed, non-hospitalized patients. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said partial results on its drug suggest it helps prevent infection in housemates of people with COVID-19. Some of the antibodies are already being used to treat certain patients and the drugmakers say they will seek to expand that authorization to allow prevention approaches as well.last_img read more

Hamilton’s Christopher Jackson & Jon Rua Get Ready for Magic Mike Musical

first_img Star Files View Comments Christopher Jacksoncenter_img We’re currently on the prowl for Broadway’s Sexiest Man Alive (2015 edition), and we have a new gig in mind for each of them. A reading of the previously announced Magic Mike musical recently took place with some colonial favorites. Hamilton’s Jon Rua took to Instagram to snap this shot with co-star Christopher Jackson (who plays a cool and collected George Washington in the tuner). And yes, we know, their clothes are still on. Sorry. No word yet on future plans for the striptastic musical from Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, or if Derek Klena and Taylor Louderman are still on board, but we’ll be over here doing our crunches in the meantime.last_img read more

Okefenokee Threatened by Mining (Again)

first_imgThe Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is the largest wilderness area in the East, and it’s the largest blackwater swamp in North America. With thousands of alligators and hundreds of rare species, it’s one of the wildest and most biologically diverse landscapes in the Eastern United States. We need a similarly massive public outcry against this mining plan in order to stop it. Please make your voice heard. Public comments can be sent to [email protected] In July, an Alabama company announced plans to strip mine for titanium and other heavy minerals in an area bordering the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Twin Pine Minerals is proposing to operate its mining facility in stages on about 19 square miles along a ridge of land bordering the refuge. The total proposed area is about 12,000 acres. The titanium dioxide that Twin Pines Minerals wants to mine is primarily used to produce white pigment for paints and paper. Gopher tortoises, a threatened species that is considered a keystone species on which other animals depend, will be among the many species impacted due to construction of facilities and mining activities. In the 1990s, DuPont’s plan to mine on 38,000 acres outside the refuge caused such an outcry that then-Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt visited the Okefenokee in April 1997 to declare his opposition. DuPont gave up its Georgia mining plan in 1999.center_img You can sign this petition opposing the strip mining plans for the Okefenokee:last_img read more

Pension fund for TNO to ramp up exposure to alternative credit

first_imgThe pension fund for the Organisation for Applied Scientific Research in the Netherlands, Pensioenfonds TNO, is planning to ramp up exposure to the alternative credit market during 2015, CIO Hans de Ruiter has said.The €2.9bn fund is looking to start investing in the Dutch mortgage market to benefit from its high spreads and low risk profile, the CIO added.Speaking with IPE magazine, De Ruiter said the fund would also analyse asset classes such as infrastructure debt, real estate debt and direct lending.The current asset allocation of the fund sees 5% of assets invested in emerging market debt and 3.5% in high-yield bonds, which sit on the ‘return’ part of the portfolio. The ‘matching’ part, which accounts for 51% of the portfolio, is partly invested in high-quality sovereign credit and EU investment-grade bonds.During the past two years, the fund went through a gradual process of rationalisation, which consisted in divestment from hedge funds and streamlining private equity and real estate investments.De Ruiter said the fund was currently drawing up an investment plan for 2015 that would see the fund making new investments in both the private equity and real estate markets.In 2014, Pensioenfonds TNO hired Wilshire to run its private equity investments and Kempen to manage the real estate portfolio.De Ruiter suggested the new credit strategy would help insulate the fund from a potentially negative macroeconomic scenario.“We do not see a lot of growth in the [EU] economy, but, at the same time, we see valuations on the high side,” he said. “This makes markets vulnerable to disappointment.”The CIO added that TNO was unlikely to change its interest rate hedging strategy for the time being.Overall, 55% of the portfolio is hedged against interest rate increases.“We do not see any triggers for interest rates to rise significantly for some time, and, if that is the case, then lowering the hedging would not be the best way to spend the risk budget,” De Ruiter said.For more on Pensioenfonds TNO, see How We Run Our Money in the current issue of IPElast_img read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro fires health minister amid pandemic

first_imgBrazil’s Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta, right, gives anti-bacterial gel to President Jair Bolsonaro as they give a press conference on the new coronavirus at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. AFP His dismissal comes as experts say thepeak of the new coronavirus outbreak in Brazil is expected in the coming weeks.(AP) Luiz Henrique Mandetta, an orthopedist,had garnered support for his handling of the pandemic that included promotionof broad isolation measures enacted by state governors, even drawingcomparisons to Dr. Anthony Fauci, United States President Donald Trump’s topvirus expert.center_img RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil’s President JairBolsonaro, whose dismissive stance toward the COVID-19 pandemic has angeredmany health experts, fired his popular health minister following a series ofdisagreements over the proper response to contain the virus’ spread in SouthAmerica’s most populous country.last_img read more

Women’s Hockey: Following sweep of Minnesota, Badgers look to continue domination of Huskies

first_imgThe No. 1 ranked University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (23-2-1, 13-2-1 WCHA) continues a four-game homestand this weekend as the St. Cloud State Huskies (5-18-4, 1-16-1) come to LaBahn Arena. The Badgers head into the weekend having won 23 straight games against the Huskies, one of their best win streaks of all time against a single opponent. Even with this being the case, the Badgers will still have to show up and play hard this weekend as they know they will be getting every opponent’s best shot down the stretch as the current No. 1 team in the national rankings.Women’s Hockey: Badgers nab Border Battle sweep over Minnesota to solidify No. 1 rankingThe No. 1 University of Wisconsin-Madison women’s hockey team (23-2-1, 13-2-1 WCHA) has only spent five weeks of the season Read…Coming into this match up, Wisconsin is averaging 4.7 goals per game, a mark that leads the conference by almost a full goal per game. Meanwhile, St. Cloud State only averages 1.9 goals per game, good for last in the conference. As for individual statistics, Daryl Watts is currently leading the conference with 55 points, while the Huskies leading scorer is Klára Hymlárová with only 19 points.When it comes to goalkeeping, the Badgers also have a slight edge heading into the weekend series with the Huskies. Wisconsin starting goalie Kristen Campbell is coming off a pair of games against Minnesota in which she only surrendered four goals in two games.Women’s Hockey: Badgers advance into 2020 with comparatively dominant recordWisconsin’s women’s hockey team (20-1-1) is setting themselves up for yet another deep postseason run. There is no doubt the Read…This is especially impressive given the fact that the Gophers average just under four goals per game. Campbell’s performance also included a 22 save shutout in Saturday’s contest. Campbell also owns the conference’s best win percentage and second best goals against average, serving as the backbone of a strong Wisconsin defensive core. For the Huskies, starting goalkeeper Emma Polusny has been solid in net, tallying the most total saves in the conference as well as accumulating an impressive 91.7% save rate. Though they have a heavy talent advantage over the Huskies, the Badgers will need to turn in a couple strong performances to sweep the weekend series and continue their conference play dominance as the No. 1 team in the country.Women’s Hockey: Offensive weapons key in No. 1 Badgers’ continuing successThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (18-1-1, 10-1-1 WCHA) is off to another predictably hot start. With little loss Read…There is little doubt that, at least on paper, Wisconsin should continue their dominant run against the Huskies. Yet, the Badgers were already upset once this season by Bemidji State, and any loss to a weaker opponent this late in the season could be detrimental to their national standing.last_img read more