Archive for March, 2010

Stanford Job – Branner Earth Sciences Library

Head Librarian and Bibliographer

Stanford University’s School of Earth Sciences aspires to be a world leader in its field and the Branner Earth Sciences Library exists primarily to support the school’s teaching and research. If you are a subject specialist in an earth sciences discipline, consider joining a stellar team of science librarians at our top-ranked research university.

We seek a Librarian to develop and manage collections in support of the four departments in the School of Earth Sciences: Geological & Environmental Sciences, Geophysics, Energy Resources Engineering and Environmental Earth System Science. The focus is on recently published materials and data in all formats and media. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, overseeing 2.25 FTE Library Specialists and 1.0 FTE student workers, providing reference and bibliographic assistance to our patrons across the campus and contributing to the programs and projects of the Libraries, Academic Information Resources and to the University at large. You will also be expected to work closely with the Assistant Director of Geospatial, Cartographic and Scientific Data & Services  who oversees the Branner Library Map Collections and Geospatial Resources and, as a member of the Science and Engineering Resource Group (SERG), participate actively in the Group’s programs.

This key position requires knowledge of and an interest in academic or research libraries and the research environment in major universities, thorough understanding of computers and data, demonstrated information seeking skills including database and Internet searching and familiarity with earth sciences resources in digital formats. A team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills is essential, along with demonstrated potential to make professional accomplishments and a history of development and implementation of new services or programs in a library or information services environment. A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science school or the equivalent is strongly desired, along with course work, degree or academic/government/corporate library experience in the earth sciences or physical geography. Demonstrated knowledge of the commercial and non-commercial sources of materials in earth sciences and their channels of distribution is highly desired.  Management of scientific datasets for current and future use and experience in earth sciences reference are desired.

To see the full job description, assure your application information is captured in our official files and give the hiring department immediate access to your resume, you must apply to and in the keyword search box, indicate 37356.  Applicants should provide cover letter, complete statement of qualifications, full resume of education and relevant experience and the names and addresses of at least 3 references with knowledge of the applicant’s professional qualifications for the position.  Preference will be given to applications received by -April 9, 2010. Stanford University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Joe Wible, Hopkins Marine Station

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Open Access Monograph: From Seascapes of Extinction to Seascapes of Confidence

From Seascapes of Extinction to Seascapes of Confidence: Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: El Quisco and Puerto Oscuro

Authored by Gloria L. Gallardo Fernández, Senior Researcher, Director of Research Studies, Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University/SLU, Sweden, this work is  freely available in full text, online through the Social Sciences Series of Co-Action Publishing.  Link:

ABSTRACT: English: An important contribution to our understanding of the multifaceted challenges underlying sustainable solutions to ecological fisheries, the book describes how, in Chile, indiscriminate harvest of the edible shellfish Concholepas concholepas (false abalone or Loco), has been threatening not only the living of small-scale artisan fishers but also the ecosystem. Español: Una importante contribución para nuestra comprensión de los desafíos multifacéticos que subyacen bajo soluciones sustentables para una pesca ecológica es este libro que describe como en Chile, la extracción indiscriminada de la especie comestible Concholepas concholepas (abulón falso o Loco) llegó a amenazar no tan sólo la sobrevivencia de los pequeños pescadores artesanales, sino también el ecosistema.

From: Stephanie Haas

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