Rothman Chair and Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
Associate Professor, Departments of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and English.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
3:30 p.m., Smathers Library, Room 100
Women at Work in Twenty-First-Century European Cinema
University of Illinois Press, 2019
From hairdressers and caregivers to reproductive workers and power-suited executives, images of women’s labor have powered a fascinating new movement within twenty-first century European cinema. Social realist dramas capture precarious working conditions. Comedies exaggerate the habits of the global managerial class. Stories from countries battered by the global financial crisis emphasize the patriarchal family, debt, and unemployment. Barbara Mennel delves into the ways these films about female labor capture the tension between feminist advances and their appropriation by capitalism in a time of ongoing transformation.
|Looking at independent and genre films from a cross-section of European nations, Mennel sees a focus on economics and work adapted to the continent’s varied kinds of capitalism and influenced by concepts in second-wave feminism. More than ever, narratives of work put female characters front and center–and female directors behind the camera. Yet her analysis shows that each film remains a complex mix of progressive and retrogressive dynamics as it addresses the changing nature of work in Europe.|
Barbara Mennel’s research interests include transnational cinematic practices, feminist and queer theory, and the intersection of urban studies and film studies. She is author of four books on literature and film and two co-edited volumes, including Women at Work in Twenty-first Century European Cinema (2019). The second revised edition of her book Cities and Cinema (Routledge, 2008) is forthcoming this June. She is currently working on a director study of experimental filmmaker Su Friedrich, under contract with University of Illinois Press as well.
POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
POSITION: Anthropology Librarian
RANK: Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian
REPORTS TO: Associate Chair, Humanities & Social Sciences Library (Library West)
SALARY: Minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank is $54,035
Minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank is $62,500
Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials
REQUISITION #: 43739
DEADLINE DATE: March 29, 2019 – applications will be reviewed as received.
Please note: this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application materials. Failure to submit required documents may result in the application not being considered.
The Anthropology Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for archaeology, and biological, cultural and linguistic anthropology. The position supports the University’s academic programs including the Department of Anthropology as well as interdisciplinary programs supported by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Responsibilities include analyzing the University’s programs in anthropology, collaborating with librarians and academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities; and evaluating existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Collaborates with other employees to provide support in the broader area of the social sciences, especially interdisciplinary areas. This position manages specialized subject area reference services, library instruction, and online database services.
The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Anthropology Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives. The Smathers Libraries recently created a new strategic direction focused on ensuring that the Libraries are a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment for all users and on focusing engagement efforts to diverse populations within the University and local community. The Anthropology Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
– Develops relationships with appropriate academic faculty, including those in the Department of Anthropology and interdisciplinary programs supported by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
– Keeps informed of the development of academic programs and faculty interests to ensure that the Libraries’ collections and services support curriculum and research needs, and informs clientele about relevant Libraries’ issues.
– Responsible for advanced reference and research consultation in support of anthropological studies, including the development of LibGuides and other online resources.
– Defines goals, establishes objectives, plans and manages budgets, and coordinates collection development activities with other subject specialists, and librarians, with respect to resources for the anthropological studies, and related collections.
– Analyzes the anthropology collection development program and activities and provides reports, strategies, assessments, and studies or surveys as required. Participates in the Humanities and Social Sciences general reference program.
– Participates in outreach and instruction programs using traditional classroom and active learning methods and innovative educational technologies.
– Supports diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as part of the Libraries Strategic Directions.
– Participates in appropriate professional development and continuing education endeavors and engages in scholarly service and research resulting in publication.
– Liaises and collaborates with faculty, students, researchers and other departments to further library scholarship initiatives and partnerships.
-Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria
– Participates in Library fundraising efforts and grant projects.
– Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or other relevant advanced degree in subject specialty with a minimum of two years of library work experience.
– For appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank, eight years of relevant experience
– Familiarity with scholarly literature of anthropology.
– Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
– Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators, and the general public.
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as effective presentation skills.
– Commitment to including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.
– Initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly changing academic environment.
– Competence with information technologies and demonstrated effectiveness in integrating technology with traditional services and resources.
– Competence with office technology and willingness to learn new technology.
– Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion.
– Advanced degree in anthropology or related field.
– Undergraduate degree in anthropology or other relevant discipline, or extensive work experience in a relevant subject area.
– Experience providing reference and/or instructional services related to anthropology and social sciences in an academic or research library environment.
– Sound knowledge of collection management, reference, and instructional practices and standards.
– Experience in evaluating print and online resources.
– Experience managing collections in an academic or research library.
– Proficient in the creation of web pages and web based materials
– Experience in digital scholarship and data curation.
THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities and won the 2018 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.
UF was ranked 9th among public universities in Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers 2015” and 8th among “Top Public Schools” in U.S. News and World in 2018. UF has a long history of established programs in
international education, research and service. In 2013 the Florida Legislature designated UF as the state’s preeminent institution which grew into an opportunity to achieve national and international recognition for
the University’s work in serving students and the world. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 50,000 students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at http://www.ufl.edu.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LIBRARIES
The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. The UF Libraries consist of seven libraries on the Gainesville campus and three off-campus facilities; six of the campus libraries, and all of the off-site facilities, are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The remaining library is the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. Collectively, the UF Libraries (the Smathers Libraries and the Legal
Information Center) hold or provide access to over 6 million print volumes, 8.1 million microfilms, 1.5 million e-books, over 145,000 full-text electronic journals, 827 electronic databases, 1.3 million documents and 1.4 million maps and images. The UF Libraries have built a number of nationally significant research collections, including the Latin American, Judaica, Florida History, Children’s Literature, and Maps and Imagery collections. The UF Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The library staff consists of
more than 300 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. The organizational chart is available at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/orgchart.pdf.
The George A. Smathers Libraries are strong advocates for inclusion and intellectual freedom. The Libraries’ commitment to both is articulated in the Inclusion Statement and Intellectual Freedom Statement, both of which are posted at http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/InclusionAndIntellectualFreedom.
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES LIBRARY (Library West)
The Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West) is the largest branch library on the UF campus, with 17 faculty and 13 staff members, seating for 1,600 patrons, and 217 public computers, including iPads and other circulating technologies. Last year, Library West received over 1.2 million visitors. Renovated in 2006, the branch offers 18 group study rooms, a student video production space, faculty and graduate carrels as well as a limited-access floor for graduate students. One classroom is available with 19 computers for hands-on instruction. The Scott Nygren Digital Scholars Studio is a flexible space that allows seats to be arranged for individual or group projects, or auditorium style for presentations/workshops. Within the branch, there are four functional units: Research Assistance, Instruction and Outreach, Collections, and Circulation; these units are managed by coordinators who oversee the daily functions. See the organizational chart for current structure of the department.
Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding community are home to approximately 257,000 people and both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Situated just over an hour from the Gulf of Mexico and the
Atlantic Ocean, the city is surrounded by over 40 nature parks, including many spring-fed lakes and rivers.
In 2015, Gainesville was named the “Best Midsize College City in America” by WalletHub and ranked no.7 on Livability.com “Top 10 College Towns.” Gainesville is known as an innovative municipal government and an innovative city. Gainesville continues to receive national recognition as a top-rated city. Some of Gainesville’s accolades are listed at the Gainesville Awards and Recognition link. The Guide to Greater Gainesville combines award winning photography and compelling articles that capture all of the reasons for calling Greater Gainesville your next home. The area has numerous cultural institutions and is a haven for sports fans. Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine are all within a two-hour drive. Gainesville is an affordable city and area to live in – using a cost of living calculator you can compare cities across the United States. See how affordable Gainesville really is.
Vacation days, paid holidays, and sick leave days; retirement plan options; insurance benefits; tuition fee waiver program; no state or local income tax. Prospective employees should review the information about employment and benefits at UF available at http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits/. UF offers a comprehensive new online benefits tool called ALEX to help employees and prospective employees review benefit choices at UF.
To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written essay on this topic (in 250 words or less) “As the Anthropology Librarian, how would you reach out to students and faculty to promote library programs and services?”; 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by March 29, 2019 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requisition 43739. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at email@example.com.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minority group members. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic environment; we strongly encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an on-line confidential and voluntary demographic self-disclosure form. This information is collected by the University of Florida’s Office of Human Resources to track applicant trends and is in no way considered by the Smathers Libraries in the selection process.
Graduate Student Workshop Series: Building Your Career.
Getting Published: Navigating the Peer Review Process (Feb. 6). This workshop provides an “authors-eye view” of the peer review process. Covered topics include selecting appropriate journals, understanding editors’ goals, formatting your manuscript, responding to reviews, and more.
Dr. David Schwieder, Political Science Librarian.
Getting Hired: Navigating the Academic Job Market (Feb. 13). This workshop provides a brief introduction and discussion about approaching the academic job market and application process in the last year of graduate school.
Dr. Megan Daly, Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian.
Getting Known: Developing a Web Presence (Feb. 20). This workshop provides an overview of how to create and maintain a professional web presence by using personal websites, digital projects, and social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook.
Dr. Hélène Huet, European Studies Librarian.
Getting (Mildly) Famous: Broadcasting Your Expertise (Feb. 27). This workshop provides tips on how to pitch an op-ed and start a podcast: two tried-and-true techniques for making anonymous graduate students into publicly-recognized experts in their fields.
Dr. Sean Trainor, Lecturer, Management Communication Center.
All sessions are Period 4 10:40-11:30 a.m.
Room 212 Library West (Scott Nygren Studio)
No registration required
All UF Graduate and Professional Students Are Welcome
Apply for the Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Institute
Applications are due by February 1, 2019
Thanks to generous funding from the NEH, the Institute is pleased to be able to cover travel costs and offer a small stipend for participants. Participation includes 5 phases, with required attendance at the in-person session (May 20-24, 2019) and for virtual sessions (July-December 2019), along with creation of teaching materials (January-August 2020). Please see For Participants for more information on the Institute phases and funding.
Call for Applications
Call for Applications: “Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Institute,” a 2019-2020 NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
Deadline: Applications are due Friday, February 1, 2019
Application Information: http://dloc.com/teach/apply
Partners in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) are pleased to invite applications to an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities entitled “Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Institute.” This Institute is designed for anyone who teaches or supports Caribbean Studies courses or sections dealing with Caribbean Studies in courses. This Institute is also aimed at people who are interested in learning ways to utilize digital collections and implement digital tools and methods into their teaching and collaborative practices. We seek participants who are looking to create new resources for teaching Caribbean Studies in multiple fields and varying types of institutions, as well as enhance the community of practice for engaging with DH. We welcome applications from professors, instructors, graduate students, and library faculty and staff.
Participants will gain DH teaching experience and in-depth knowledge of how to utilize digital collections in teaching. The Institute will provide training in tools (Scalar, TimelineJS, StoryMapJS, Mapping), processes, and resources for developing lessons, modules, and/or courses. Twenty-six participants will acquire concrete digital skills and DH approaches for teaching and research utilizing Open Access digital collections. Through participation in an enhanced community of practice for DH, they will also learn to create Open Access course and teaching materials that blend DH and Caribbean Studies.
Comprised of introductory readings, a week-long in-person session (held May 20-24, 2019 at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida), and virtual sessions and online communication in the year following through August 2020, the Institute is structured to give participants the time and space to learn new approaches as well as integrate them into research and teaching. The overall goals of the Institute include gaining expertise in digital tools, with digital collections, and as part of a community of practice. Over the course of the program, participants will be supported in collaborating together and in developing teaching materials to be shared as Open Access.
See the Institute website for a more detailed schedule: http://dloc.com/teach/schedule
Institute Directors and Faculty:
Please see the Institute website for details on the directors and faculty: http://dloc.com/teach/faculty
The Institute will select 26 participants who regularly teach Caribbean Studies courses or sections dealing with Caribbean Studies in courses in related fields (e.g., history, literature, cultural studies, Black Studies, Global Studies). The classes can be at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and instructors, librarians, staff, and graduate students can apply. As we mentioned earlier, we are interested in recruiting participants who are looking to create new resources for teaching Caribbean Studies in multiple fields and varying types of institutions, as well as enhance the community of practice for engaging with DH.
Please see the Institute website for more details about stipends and conditions of award for participants: http://dloc.com/l/teach/forparticipants
Application to the Institute should include:
- An up-to-date CV (short version, preferred).
- A statement of interest (1-2 pages) that provides:
- description of current teaching assignments and responsibilities
- description of a course, proposed course, or sample syllabus that engages with the Caribbean through the themes of migration, mobility, or sustainability.
Please send materials by February 1, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee (Taylor, Huet, Ortiz, Rosenberg, Asencio, and Felima).
The team will notify participants of acceptance by March 15, 2019.
The Institute’s priority will be to select a diverse mix of participants from institutions across the US, including specifically recruiting from Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, HBCUs, and HSIs given the rich collections, communities, and teaching connections related to Caribbean Studies. Priority also will be given to select participants from various humanities fields. Additionally, while Florida is the third most populous state, Caribbean Studies spans the whole of the US as a home to the diaspora. For those selected from Florida, priority will be given to those from institutions not represented on the project team.
More Information and Questions:
For final acceptance starting in March, participants will confirm:
- Attendance for the in-person Institute and virtual sessions
- That by June 2020 they will submit two DH assignments, developed by taking part in the Institute, for inclusion in dLOC’s Teaching Guides & Materials Collection for use by others. As with all materials in dLOC, participants retain all rights and may elect to share their materials via other repositories and websites.
Please contact the project director, Laurie Taylor, with any questions: email@example.com
This Institute has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this Institute, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.
Hello everyone. I am pleased to announce that my book chapter “Improving Graduate Students’ Research Skills: The Graduate Student Research Series at the University of Florida.” is out in the book Transforming Libraries to Serve Graduate Students.
Interested in buying the book? You can find it here: https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/transforming-libraries-serve-graduate-students.
Thanks to the editors Crystal Renfro and Cheryl Stiles for their hard work.
I am very excited to announce that the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH) will be hosting its inaugural statewide conference at the University of North Florida (UNF) on March 29-30, 2019.
Friday, March 29, will be a formal research symposium, and Saturday, March 30, will follow a more spontaneous THATCamp format. The deadline for submissions to the Friday, March 29 portion of the conference is December 15, 2018. For more information and to submit a proposal, see https://www.unf.edu/dhi/Inaugural_FDLH_Conference.
Graduate Student Research Series
Could you use a little help with your research? With finding and synthesizing scholarly materials? With becoming an expert in your field? With editing and polishing your works as well as becoming a more effective academic writer?
UF Librarians Hélène Huet (European Studies), David Schwieder (Political Science), and Megan Daly (Classics, Philosophy, and Religion), and UF Professional Writing Professor Sean Trainor, will present a series of research-focused sessions to help graduate students with the following topics:
Wednesday October 3 Session 1: Finding Scholarly Materials for Your Research
Wednesday October 10 Session 2: Synthesizing Scholarly Materials and Becoming an Expert in Your Field
Wednesday October 17 Session 3: Becoming a Versatile, Effective Academic Writer
Wednesday October 24 Session 4: Editing and Polishing Abstracts, Papers, and Articles for Submission
All sessions are Period 4 10:40-11:30 a.m.
Room 212 Library West (Scott Nygren Studio)
No registration required
All UF Graduate and Professional Students Are Welcome
Session 1: Finding Scholarly Materials for Your Research
In this session, you will learn how to navigate the library’s website in order to find the books, articles, videos, and other materials needed for your research. You will also learn about various library and on-campus resources that will be of help during your academic career at the University of Florida
Session 2: Synthesizing Scholarly Materials and Becoming an Expert in Your Field
The heart of a graduate school education involves becoming an expert in your field. This session draws on cognitive and social psychology literatures to offer practical approaches designed to help you synthesize your voluminous graduate school reading load and effectively and efficiently develop subject field expertise.
Session 3: Becoming a Versatile, Effective Academic Writer
In this session, you will learn:
– Four simple techniques you can adopt to enhance your academic writing, and;
– Why writing like a journalist can make you a better scholarly writer.
Dr. Sean Trainor will lead the session. Dr. Trainor is a professor of professional writing at the University of Florida and a freelance writer.
Session 4: Editing and Polishing Abstracts, Papers, and Articles for Submission
How do you edit an abstract so it’s less than 300 words but still effectively communicates your ideas? How can you polish your conference paper so it reads well in front of a live audience? How can you perfect a draft of an article to make it clear, scholarly, and professional? This session offers tips on how to put the finishing touches on your work so you can put your best foot forward.
Many institutions in the United States and Canada have very strong French and Francophone collections. In 2017, CRL’s Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections (CIFNAL) Collection Development Working Group had the pleasure to work with an intern from ENSSIB, who created a database and map of these collections. The database and the map are now featured on this website: https://cifnalcollections.wordpress.com/
Click on the Collections menu to see a list of collections with detailed descriptions in English. Click on the Map menu to visualize the locations of the many institutions represented in the database.
We are grateful to Anne-Charlotte Pivot for her fast and professional work on this project. Anne-Charlotte also prepared a detailed explanation of the rationale behind the project and how to best use the database, explanation which is available in both English and French.
The CIFNAL Collection Development Working Group has also created and is sustaining a LibGuide that compiles a number of French and Francophone Digital Humanities projects from around the world. You can suggest new projects if you see one that is missing!
The Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence is kicking off a new certificate program this fall called Passport to Great Teaching! Earn “travel miles” by participating in workshops, conferences, faculty learning communities and much more. Receive badges after traveling 400 miles in a specific category. Get your Great Teaching for New Faculty Certificate or your Great Teaching Certificate after traveling 1,000 miles. Check out the September offerings in the attached newsletter.
The Passport to Great teaching includes a Faculty Learning Community track for folks interested in a deep dive into a specific topic.
To learn more and register for one of the Faculty Learning Communities please visit the FLC registration webpage. Current Communities are:
- Creative Assessment: Facilitated by Dr. Tim Brophy
- Experiential Learning: Facilitated by Dr. Crystal Marull and Dr. Pamela Dickrell
- Digital Literacy: Facilitated by Dr. Sid Dobrin
Check out some of our resources on the new Teach.ufl.edu website such as the Resource Library, recent episodes of the Beyond the Podium Podcast and Magna Campus which includes a full subscription to Faculty Focus.
Last week, we launched a series of profile videos so you can get to know the amazing librarians who work at Library West at the University of Florida. Library West is the Humanities and Social Sciences library at UF. The videos were filmed during the Summer 2017 semester and were completed thanks to a Smathers Graduate Internship in Public Relations (see proposal). The goal with these videos is to show students and faculty that librarians are approachable as well as highlight how librarians can help patrons with their research needs and more (academic job market, instruction, etc…).
My video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1tSE51W_oo&index=6&list=PLm1EZOX-MZAV29cvdiIZbLytzv6J3elfj&t=0s .
If you are interested in watching all the videos, the playlist is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1tSE51W_oo&index=6&list=PLm1EZOX-MZAV29cvdiIZbLytzv6J3elfj&t=0s