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Web Administrator/Instructional Technologist, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale VA

Basic Function: The selected incumbent will perform daily technical operations monitoring/troubleshooting website; assist faculty in development of professional webpages, WordPress Blogs and Blackboard sites to support student access to course materials; provide training in use of Web 2.0 technologies, hardware, MS Office suite and partner with campus administration with electronic messaging (marquee, campus CCTV systems, kiosks, etc). This person will also collaborate with unit manager to identify campus instructional technology needs and center strategic plans; provide desktop publishing if needed and serve on college/campus committees.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in relevant field (educational technology; instructional design), or equivalent training & experience. Experience in training face-to-face and online technology.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in technical training (Web 2.0 utilities, MS Office suite, Classroom Management System, etc); ability to work with faculty/staff one-on-one or group setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to work with minimal supervision and meet established deadlines. Must be flexible and able to participate in multiple projects simultaneously. Good time management, organizational and communication skills. Self-starter with experience producing content for the web. Ability to translate ideas and concepts into user-friendly, attractive web pages. Ability to work collegially with staff and able to direct activities of a staff. Possess solid understanding of web-specific graphic design principles. Experienced in practical applications of HTML, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks and Adobe Photoshop. Knowledge of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. Ability to document/report on project status, requirements and deliverables. Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills to interact with technical and non-technical people at various levels. Skilled in use MS Office suite and CMS (Blackboard, etc.). Working knowledge of individual and group teaching techniques. Ability to learn new resources/tools quickly.

Base Pay: $39,486.00 - $59,037.00

Close Date: 04/25/2014

To apply: https://nvcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/8590

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Head of Research and Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of Research and Education. The VCU Libraries seek a dynamic, entrepreneurial and knowledgeable individual to lead the Libraries' Research and Education department. The Head will lead a team in developing, promoting, and delivering knowledge-based support to
programs on the Medical College of Virginia Campus and will develop outreach initiatives for targeted communities. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

ALA-accredited graduate degree or an accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of three years of professional experience in a health sciences library environment are required.

Salary: Minimum of $70,000 annually.

Review of applications begins May 26, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at
http://www.library.vcu.edu/admin/jobs/ and at http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/home.asp

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Interdisciplinary Science Librarian, Hampshire College, Amherst MA

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an interdisciplinary science librarian.

The interdisciplinary science librarian is the liaison to the schools of Cognitive Science and Natural Science. They develop and teach classes to educate students on research practices, as well as provide research assistance to Div I, Div II, and Div III students. The interdisciplinary science librarian is responsible for collection development which updates materials, seeks new purchases to keep curricular needs current, stewards innovative collections and programs such as the Lending Seed Library and Game Library, and oversees budget allotments. The librarian, an integral member of a small team of engaged and innovative librarians, will have knowledge of e-science resources, open access, and trends that support data gathering and management, visualization, competitive analysis, and other emerging technologies, especially as they support undergraduate research and teaching. In addition, the librarian represents the library in various Hampshire and Five College committees and working groups.

MLS from an ALA accredited institution with a minimum of two years library experience is required; undergraduate or advanced degree in science preferred. The successful candidate will have at least two years of library experience including classroom instruction; demonstrate excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; possess the initiative and creativity to manage projects both independently and as part of a team; and have a deep commitment to service and outreach in an academic community. The qualified candidate will be proficient in supporting 21st Century learning methods, including e-science experience and knowledge, possess an understanding of the data curation process, have knowledge of metadata standards, and experience building new collections and developing related metadata, workflow, and access processes. This position requires an ability to locate and vet new resources; skill to demonstrate the means by which to access resources to students and faculty; be able to troubleshoot technical problems; compare and contrast new pieces of technology/software/apps; use social media to promote the library and its resources; and learn new methods of communicating and interacting with faculty or students. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

Review of applications for this full time, 12-month benefitted position begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/

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Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian, Brown University Library, Providence RI

The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and user-oriented informational professional to join the Research and Outreach Services Department as the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian.  As the Library's primary liaison to the Biology Departments of the Division of Biology and Medicine and CLPS (Cognition, Linguistics, and Psychological Sciences), the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian plays a central role in developing library services and collections to support current and future research and instructional initiatives of these departments. 

 

The Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian supports the instructional and research needs of faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate concentrators. Along with the Scientific Data Specialist s/he is key to defining and expanding the library's role in supporting biomedical research data management. S/he will work closely with the Health Sciences Librarian (of the Warren S. Alpert School of Medicine and the School of Public Health), the Scientific Data Management Specialist, the Physical Sciences Librarian and other direct reports to the AUL for Research and Outreach.

 

Together with other Research and Outreach Services Librarians, the Center for Digital Scholarship and other campus partners, the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian will provide subject-based reference services, and teach effective information management techniques for scientific research to students and researchers. The successful candidate will maintain a strong awareness of issues related to scholarly communications including copyright, open access, repositories, and licensing of online resources.

 

To fulfill these responsibilities successfully, the Biomedical and Life Sciences Librarian will have a strong academic background in biology, psychology or other life sciences field and have significant hands-on experience with relevant technologies and bibliographic tools.

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or an advanced degree in a life sciences field.
  • At least 3 years work experience in life sciences librarianship, or other relevant field.       
  • Knowledge of the scholarly communications process (publishing, copyright, repositories), especially the NIH Public Access Policy requirements and processes.
  • Knowledge and experience with appropriate data services (PubMed/NCBI, Web of Science, etc.), semantic web tools (e.g. Quertle, VIVO) and citation management software (e.g. RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability with instruction and presentation skills.
  • Ability to acquire new technological skills & resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner
  • Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative and innovative attitude

To apply for this position (Job # B01539), please visit Brown's Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   

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Business Research and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Description:

The Management Library at Cornell University is looking for creative and forward-thinking candidates for a Business Research and Instruction Librarian. The successful candidate will provide research and instruction support to the faculty, students, and staff of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson). Above all, candidates must be excited by the opportunity to develop the relationships, programs, and services needed to support success at a top ranked graduate business school.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Research & Learning Services, the Business Research and Instruction Librarian:

  • Designs, teaches, and assesses instruction sessions, including working with faculty to develop curriculum-integrated instructional programs.
  • Provides direct research assistance to the Johnson community.
  • Develops library outreach/marketing tools and services.
  • Contributes actively to team building, goal setting, and long term planning for the department.
  • Collaborates with colleagues and customers across Cornell University.
  • Cultivates personal subject knowledge; participates actively in professional organizations, library, and university committees; and engages in scholarly pursuits.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited MLS, MBA, or equivalent graduate degree.
  • Demonstrated interest and excitement for business as a discipline.
  • Passion for and experience with teaching or training.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills, especially in a research context.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills.
  • Ability to resolve competing demands in an environment of fast-paced change.
  • Strong service ethic and customer-centered thinking.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a service-oriented environment.
  • Commitment to the Hospitality, Labor and Management Library's core values of collaboration, excellence, flexibility, innovation, integrity, and service.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching/training.
  • At least 1 year of business research experience in a corporate or academic environment.
  • Advanced degree or coursework in business or related fields.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel or other analytical tools.
  • Willingness to explore the use of new technology in support of effectively achieving goals, with a high tolerance for risk and failure.
  • Experience creating marketing/outreach campaigns. (Portfolio submissions optional. Portfolios may be hosted on the web or can be submitted as a single PDF no larger than 5MB.)

 

Environment:

 

The Management Library predominantly serves Johnson at Cornell, which offers five MBA programs, a PhD program, and Executive Education opportunities, as well as housing several centers and institutes.  Johnson educates leaders who know how to harness the power of people to create extraordinary results for a connected world. In addition to traditional library services that support the academic and career research needs of Johnson, the Management Library welcomes candidates with a keen eye towards innovative and user-focused programs to promote the library to the Johnson community around the world. In addition to serving Johnson, the Management Library also provides business research support across Cornell.

 

The business librarians in Cornell's Management Library are members of the larger Research & Learning Services department within the Hospitality, Labor, and Management (HLM) Library. HLM serves Cornell's Industrial and Labor Relations School, School of Hotel Administration, and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. The successful candidate will join a team of 10 professionals serving in HLM's Research and Learning Services department.

 

One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.

 

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

 

 

Benefits:

Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

 

Application Deadline is May 16, 2014.  Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College MA

Wellesley College, consistently the top-ranked liberal arts college for women in the U.S., is hiring an experienced, entrepreneurial, and service-oriented Research & Instruction Librarian to join our dynamic, merged Library and Technology Services group. We seek candidates who take an expansive approach to the work of libraries, to the possibilities afforded by information technologies for achieving the college's goals for student and faculty work, and to the integration of their work across the team, the organization, and the college.

Key responsibilities

  • Develops and provides innovative and effective library instruction and in-depth research support for faculty and students in anthropology, cognitive and linguistic sciences, environmental studies, political science, psychology, and sociology.
  • In partnership with Research and Instructional Support colleagues, develops and provides support for information and technology needs related to teaching, learning, and research, with emphasis on quantitative and qualitative data use, interpretation, and management.
  • Manages reference collections for anthropology, cognitive and linguistic sciences, environmental studies, political science, psychology, and sociology; works with collections librarians on general collection development in those disciplines.
  • Provides general research support for all disciplines, including the sciences.
  • Keeps up with new technologies with a view toward their application in research and instruction.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Some evenings and weekends are required.

Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; BA/BS in a relevant subject area; 3-5 years relevant experience in a public services or academic setting; demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment; demonstrated interest and experience in developing innovative, user-centered forms of instruction; awareness of new technologies and trends and their application in meeting patrons' information needs; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong group and analytical skills; ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.

Strongly desired: graduate degree in one of the disciplines supported, or closely related field; experience with using and supporting qualitative and/or quantitative data in teaching and research; demonstrated skill in technical troubleshooting.

Preference will be given to candidates who submit application materials by May 2, 2014.

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/362

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Acquisition Librarian, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain CT

Job Description
Central Connecticut State University's Elihu Burritt Library seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and service-oriented library faculty colleague for the position of Acquisitions Librarian. Applicants should be eager to apply excellent technical and interpersonal skills to manage acquisitions operations within the Acquisitions/Serials Department. The successful candidate will coordinate the daily operations related to ordering, receiving, and processing of all library materials regardless of format. This librarian will be responsible for monitoring and expending the Library's approximately $1.7 million materials budget. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinating acquisitions specific functions of a highly motivated unit responsible for the acquisitions of library materials, regardless of format, including firm orders, standing orders, and subscriptions.
  • Serving as the functional expert within the Library related to all aspects of the acquisitions processes and procedures.
  • Evaluating and selecting vendors for all print and media resources and working with the Serials/E-Resources Librarian to evaluate and select serials and electronic resources vendors.
  • Acting as the technical expert in the use of Innovative's Millennium Acquisitions module, collaborating with Library Systems personnel to evaluate and implement software applications in support of acquisitions operations as needed.
  • Providing materials budget estimates, establishing fund allocations, monitoring expenditures, and fiscal closing, using the Innopac/Millennium system and reconciling all internal accounting records with expenditures posted by the Business Services division in the University's Banner accounting system.
  • Serving as an integral member of the Library Director's budget team and providing all acquisitions statistics requested by the director.
  • Reviewing all library materials invoices and submitting those approved to support staff for entry into the library's internal accounting system. Contacting vendors regarding all library materials invoices requiring adjustment or correction.
  • Supervising support staff in the absence of the Serials Librarian.
  • Acting as primary liaison with University Accounts Payable, Purchasing, and Accounting Departments.
  • Acting as co-chair of the Library's Collection Development team with emphasis on print and media resources. Coordinating all collection reviews according to the library's collection development policy including weeding activities associated with print and media collections.
  • Collaborating with students, faculty, and staff to ensure that library resources being purchased meet the evolving needs of the University community and are in line with the Library's strategic plan.
  • Serving as a subject liaison to one or more academic departments for the purposes of collection development.
  • Maintaining all acquisitions data, statistics, reports, policies, and procedures.
  • As a library faculty member will successfully fulfill all requirements necessary to obtain tenure.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library science program;
  • Experience with integrated library systems, especially related to acquisition functions;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library acquisitions, business practices, fund accounting and library budgeting in an academic environment or a similar complex library setting;
  • Experience working with vendors, content providers, and library cooperative purchasing consortia;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; and,
  • Experience working effectively with a highly diverse group of faculty, students, colleagues and the general public.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience supervising full-time employees and/or student assistants;
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium;
  • Familiarity with MARC records and general cataloging principles and procedures; and,
  • Familiarity with trends related to acquisition of digital content, including Patron Driven Acquisitions.

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.


Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by May 1, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button at http://hosted.ccsu.edu/hrat/index.php?job=64 and submit the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing the qualifications for the position; and,
  • Current curriculum vitae, including the names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers.

No emailed or hard copies will be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted.


For more information, contact Theresa Mastrogiovanni at (860) 832-2097 or mastrogiovathh@ccsu.edu.

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Cataloger, University of Chicago, Chicago IL

The cataloger is responsible for original cataloging of monographs and other formats in Slavic and western European languages in all subjects.  The Library is an active contributor to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), and descriptive cataloging is performed in accordance with national standards.  Resources used include: RDA (Resource Description and Access); AACR2; LC-PCC Policy Statements; Library of Congress classification via Classweb; Library of Congress subject headings via OCLC's authority file; the Subject Cataloging Manual, and the PCC SACO manual; MARC 21 Formats for Bibliographic and Authority Data; NACO manual for authority work; BIBCO Participants' Manual and BIBCO Standard Record (BSR); national standards pertaining to other format cataloging.

The cataloger will participate in the Library of Congress' Electronic Cataloging in Publication Program (ECIP), which provides pre-publication metadata for the University of Chicago Press publications as well as those of other scholarly publishers.  The cataloger also investigates and participates in implementation of solutions for providing metadata for all types of resources, including electronic resources.  The cataloger will have primary responsibility for cataloging monographs and serials in the Archives of the Czechs and Slovaks Abroad (ACASA) Collection, a nationally-recognized collection of published and archival materials on the history of these two nationalities outside the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  The cataloger may also participate in other metadata projects as necessary to fulfill the goals of the Library.

The cataloger collaborates with other catalogers and Library staff to establish and maintain local policies and procedures for metadata services, projects, and other activities that affect the Library's data management and discovery systems, search engines, and overall access to the collections. S/he keeps aware of the current trends and best practices for metadata services in the field. The cataloger also serves on library committees, participates in library-wide programs and activities, and is expected to be active professionally both locally and nationally.

The cataloger will be expected to possess the following skills: flexibility about performing different cataloging tasks as departmental and Library needs change, and to show responsiveness and willingness to work on special projects or assignments; a strong service orientation; the ability to write and implement procedures; analytical, communication, and training skills; ability to prioritize work to ensure that Library and department goals are realized; the ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a production-oriented, dynamic environment; a commitment to professional development and growth.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited institution;

•excellent reading knowledge of one or more Slavic languages (Czech and Slovak strongly preferred);

•demonstrated strong computer skills;

•ability to achieve and maintain a reasonable and consistent production level that meets departmental expectations;

•ability to meet local and national standards for quality;

•demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and constructively with colleagues, with supervisors, and with other staff, both within and outside the department;

•ability to perform complex problem solving and decision making.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•previous cataloging experience in an academic/research library;

•excellent reading knowledge of other Slavic, Central Asian, Caucasian languages;

•excellent reading knowledge of non-English western European languages;

•advanced degree in humanities or social sciences;

•experience contributing to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, SACO)

•experience applying non-MARC metadata standards (e.g., Dublin Core, MODS, METS);

•familiarity with emerging library linked data standards and applications (e.g., RDF, BIBFRAME).

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off. There is a tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.

Apply here at: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53355

Please submit a cover letter, CV and reference contact information through the above site by May 8, 2014.  Review of application will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.  

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Health Sciences Educational Technology Librarian, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids/East Lansing MI

Salary Minimum: $50,000


Position Summary
Reporting to the Health Sciences Coordinator, the Health Sciences Educational Technology Librarian for MSU's College of Human Medicine will collaborate with faculty and staff in the College and in the Libraries to help develop digital and multimedia curricular resources to support medical education. Responsibilities include consulting on copyright and licensing issues for the use of bibliographic and image digital resources; providing training and support for educational technology software, information capture and management applications, and medical information resources; developing web-based tutorials; and providing liaison and reference services for faculty, staff, residents, and students in the College of Human Medicine.


This position will be supervised as part of the Libraries' Health Sciences Group, a team of six librarians providing mutual assistance on issues, procedures and resources common to the university's health science commitments.  MSU's College of Human Medicine faculty and students are divided between the Grand Rapids and East Lansing campuses.  Residents, adjunct faculty, and medical students in clinical years are distributed in hospitals around the state of Michigan.  The chosen candidate will be expected to travel regularly between the Grand Rapids and East Lansing locations. Offices will be maintained at the Secchia Center in Grand Rapids and the MSU Main Library in East Lansing.


Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned.


The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Secchia Center, is located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, and serves as the headquarters for the community-based medical school which educates approximately 800 future physicians.  The Michigan State University Libraries is headquartered on the East Lansing campus and serves more the 4,900 faculty, 36,000 undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres. The Main Library and 4 branch libraries have combined holdings of over 5 million volumes.


Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Knowledge or background in health sciences information (coursework, degree or practical experience). Excellent oral and written communication skills; outstanding interpersonal communication skills including the ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment; exceptional commitment to customer service; ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff; ability to work collaboratively and independently; ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs; attention to detail; preparation and commitment to conducting independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment; capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.  Appropriate driving credentials to facilitate travel between Grand Rapids and East Lansing.


Desired Qualifications
Experience in developing web-based tutorials.  Experience with course management software such as Desire To Learn.

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday, May 5, 2014


Special Instructions to Applicants
Minimum $50,000; MSU provides generous fringe benefits.


Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume and names, addresses and email addresses of three references tohttps://jobs.msu.edu posting number 9291.

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Head of Collections, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford MA

The Tisch Library at Tufts University seeks a Head of Collections who has an enthusiasm for collections analysis and contract negotiations, a deep understanding of scholarly research and communications, and a commitment to working in a collaborative environment.

 

The Head of Collections provides leadership and coordination for developing a holistic collection development strategy to support the schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering's teaching and research programs.  Responsible for supervising 1 staff member and 2 collections librarians, with whom s/he shares selection responsibilities, preferably in the sciences.  Provides collections analysis and metrics to inform the strategic allocation of the Tisch Library's collections budget and shared library collections activities at Tufts; negotiates shared licenses across the Tufts libraries. The Head also provides leadership regarding the changing scholarly communication landscape and its implications for collections business models and budgets.  As the chair of the Collections Steering Team, s/he works with colleagues from all the Tufts libraries to develop coordinated collections initiatives in a decentralized environment.  Reports to the Associate Director for Collections and User Services.

 

Job Requirements

Basic Requirements:

• LS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR demonstrated equivalent through significant advanced degree, e.g., PhD, and extensive library experience in collections
• Minimum of 5 years collection development experience in an academic library
• Solid contract negotiation experience
• Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports, visualizing data, and effectively communicating findings
• Experience with developing collections budgets and budget projections
• Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing and their ramifications on collections business models and licenses
• Demonstrated awareness of national trends and developments in shared and consortial collection development and management
• Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work across organizational boundaries
• Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required

 

Preferred Qualifications: Two (2) or more years of successful supervisory experience
Graduate course work or an additional degree in an academic discipline, preferably the sciences, and a deep understanding of the research, literature and information sources in that area.

 

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Some weekend and evening hours are possible.

 

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

 

Apply Here:  http://www.Click2apply.net/d26x7v5

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P/T Reference Librarian, Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable MA

P/T Reference Librarian
Category: Staff Positions
Department: Library/Learning Resources
Locations: West Barnstable, MA
Posted: Apr 03, '14
Type: Part-time

About Cape Cod Community College:
Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value.

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.

Job Description:
The part-time Reference Librarian provides general reference assistance in a busy library that includes a computer lab. Assistance is provided to library users in person, over the telephone or via email. The part time reference librarian may provide information skills instruction to selected classes and participate in collection development. The position requires week day and evening hours.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Staffs the Library Reference Desk and provides general reference assistance and instruction to students, faculty and staff as well as community patrons using print, multimedia and digital resources.
Provides assistance to users on basic computer skills.
Provides information and referral to additional resources on the CCCC campus.
Participates in collection development.
Participates in assessment of library services and library staff meetings.
Keeps current in library trends and information literacy, attends professional development workshops, and works with librarians at consortia meetings.
Performs related duties as needed.


Requirements:
MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school.
Library reference experience.
Broad understanding of academic subjects and domains.
Excellent working knowledge of print and online academic information resources, library networks, including online catalogs and online databases.
Excellent technology skills, including facility with Microsoft Office applications.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work successfully with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff in a busy, multicultural environment.

Additional Information:
COMPENSATION: $25.50/hour MCCC Unit position; part-time, only when classes are in session and not to exceed 18 hours/week.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: April 24, 2014; due to immediate need applications will be considered upon receipt.

Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.

 All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Victor Santos, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504 at (508) 362-2131 x4307 or vcsantos@capecod.edu


Application Instructions:
**ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.**

Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link. During the process you will be asked to submit a cover letter specifically addressing the minimum qualifications, and a resume.

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Head of Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY

Required Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited program. Five years of progressively responsible full time experience in management responsibility and leadership, preferably in an academic health sciences library. Information Technology in support of library services experience. Strong commitment to providing staff development and continuing education opportunities. Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Excellent analytical decision making and collaborative skills to meet organizational goals. A strong record of professional achievement and knowledge, and understanding of the changing roles and technologies of biomedical libraries, and the ability to guide their continuing evolution. Experience should include demonstrated policy development and strategic planning experience; the ability to evaluate issues and trends in information services and medical informatics as they apply to libraries. Strong proactive customer service orientation. Experience developing and maintaining facilities including space design and utilization to meet objectives of the learning environment; ability to promote diversity of views as a manager and colleague, and to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, and administration of the academic and clinical community.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated service to the profession. Advanced degree in related discipline. 

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Head of the Health Sciences Library reports directly to the Dean of University Libraries. He/she is responsible for creating and communicating a strong vision for the Health Sciences Library in a digital age. Collaborate with Associate Library Directors in formulating policies for the library's resources, programs, and services; advancing new and innovative technologies in the provision of information in the education, research, and clinical enterprises in the health sciences; and providing leadership and well-reasoned future directions for the library. Responsible for daily operations.

The selected candidate will provide in-depth, specialized research and consultation services in person, by telephone, or electronically for all users of Health Sciences Library resources. Provide reference and instruction in evidence-based practice to make optimal use of library resources.

The Head serves as a strong advocate for the library with a variety of on and off campus constituencies.  The Health Sciences Library serves the academic needs of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare, Graduate Programs in Public Health, and the University Medical Center. 

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated start date: as soon as possible. Priority will be given to applications submitted prior to 4/24/2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Diana Davies
Library Director's Office
Melville Library, Room 1511 
Stony Brook University 
Stony Brook, NY  11794-3300

For more information: 
http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Admin/CampusJob.nsf/987ddc6b836068648525659c0072eafa/c2e92c3df295c4c985257c69006e5af8?OpenDocument

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Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Chicago IL

Job Opening ID: 22965

This position is a non-tenure eligible appointment at the rank of Librarian Faculty.

GALTER HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Northwestern University, Chicago

Position Description:
Galter Health Sciences Library, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University is accepting applications for the position of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian. The Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian coordinates the acquisition, activation, maintenance, and usage analysis of resources for the Galter Health Sciences Library.

Reports To: Deputy Director, Galter Health Sciences Library

Duties and Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include gathering information associated with potential new products and trials; vendor relations, including license review and negotiation; coordination of the ordering, payment, and activation processes for electronic resources; managing collections budget; managing and maintaining proxy server and OpenURL link resolver; troubleshooting and resolving electronic resources problems.  Coordinate licensing of shared resources among Galter Library, affiliated hospital libraries, and other university libraries. Consolidate vendor-supplied usage data (both COUNTER and non-COUNTER compliant). Synthesize and analyze data to create actionable usage reports.  Collaborate in the implementation of a next-generation library services framework.  Explore new resources and emerging technologies, evaluate their relevance to library goals and user needs, and work with information systems personnel to implement new tools and services as appropriate. Develop documentation of best practices, process improvements, procedures, policies, and guidelines regarding acquisitions and resource management.  Participate on committees, task forces, and special projects related to acquisitions and e-resources as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

*        Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program

*        Minimum 3 years of experience working with acquisitions and electronic resources in an integrated library system

*        Demonstrated experience working with vendors, publishers, and subscription agents

*        Experience negotiating and reviewing license agreements

*        Evidence of collaborative troubleshooting and creative problem solving

*        Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills

*        Strong customer service focus

Preferred Qualifications:

*        Experience managing a collections budget in a health sciences or academic library environment

*        Working knowledge of Ex Libris Voyager, SFX, and Primo systems

*        Experience working with EZproxy or other authentication and remote access software

*        Working knowledge of Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager

*        Experience with electronic resources usage statistics standard (COUNTER) and protocol (SUSHI)

*        Evidence of initiative and flexibility

*        Demonstrated commitment to personal continuing education and involvement in the profession

Located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has built a national reputation for excellence through a strong history of collaboration, interdisciplinary medical education, and research. Along with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, it is part of the premier academic medical center known as Northwestern Medicine. The Galter Health Sciences Library, a division of NUCATS, Northwestern's clinical and translational sciences institute, shares Northwestern's commitment to excellence, and fosters the creation and sharing of knowledge among the faculty, staff, and students of the Feinberg School of Medicine and its affiliates. Library staff and faculty strive to improve and enhance health care through innovation and leadership in the organization, delivery, management, and use of quality information to support the educational, research, and patient care needs of our users. With the recent appointment of Dr. Kristi Holmes as Director at Galter Library, a recognized expert in the area of bioinformatics in libraries and in assessing and reporting research impact, the library is poised to ramp up its bioinformatics, education, clinical, and research support while maintaining the traditional resources of a 21st century library.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit via email a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to: m-chung4@northwestern.edu<mailto:m-chung4@northwestern.edu>.  Please reference the job title and job opening ID in the email.

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Education and information Services Librarian, Boston University Medical Campus, Alumni Medical Library, Boston MA

EDUCATION & INFO SERVICES LIBRARIAN, Boston University Medical Campus, Alumni Medical Library

Tracking Code

7163/C1714

Job Description

Position works collaboratively with a team of librarians to deliver an extensive array of curriculum-integrated instruction classes on the medical campus; provides instruction to students, faculty, residents and staff; creates online tutorials in support of the education program; provides reference services; participates in development and maintenance of Library's website; provides reference services; completes special projects; oversees Library services on Sundays (circulation and computing); participates in professional duties and responsibilities.

Required Experience

Master's Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution.  Schedule is Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm; flexibility to work occasional evenings to teach classes is required. Must have excellent oral & written communication skills, organizational skills and ability to work cooperatively in a team-oriented environment. Must have ability to effectively provide classroom and individual instruction.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Salary

Grade 73

 

TO APPLY:  Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV on the Boston University Human Resources Job Opportunities website http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/

 

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Instructional Technology Librarian, Roger Williams University, Bristol RI

Roger Williams University, located in Bristol, R.I., is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. Offering 43 majors and a plethora of co-curricular activities as well as study abroad options, RWU is dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of core values, the pursuit of affordable excellence, and to providing a relevant, world-class education above all else. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation's greenest universities by The Princeton Review.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of that growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

The Instructional Technology Librarian identifies and applies instructional technologies to the provision of online library services by developing and implementing learning objects, tutorials, and digital tools to be used in conjunction with other teaching strategies in a blended learning environment. The librarian engages with library staff, Learning Commons' partners, faculty, and students across the institution to advance the development of information literacy and technical fluency in support of teaching and learning. The librarian serves as library liaison to the School of Education and participates in associated university initiatives in support of faculty development. As a library liaison the librarian interacts with faculty and students in assigned subject areas providing library instruction, research consultations and reference services; contributes to the development of library collections; and promotes the use of subject-specific information resources utilizing current technologies.

This is a Faculty union position.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:

1. Development of instructional materials:

  • Develops and implements learning objects, tutorials and learning modules for access through he library's website or within the learning management system.
  • Develops appropriate measurable learning outcomes for all digital learning objects to foster student information literacy and development of research skills.
  • Participates in assessment of the impact and functionality of instructional technologies and methods of instruction delivery.
  • Collaborates with liaison librarians to technologically enhance their instruction, and serves as a resource to assist them with the creation of online learning materials. Advises them on the selection and use of appropriate instructional technology tools and software for library instruction.
  • Collaborates with Instructional Design, Center for Student Academic Services, School of Continuing Studies, and Media Services, to maintain awareness and support of teaching and learning.

2. Emerging instructional technologies:

  • Provides leadership in assessing needs, identifying and implementing solutions, and providing support and training for emerging technologies based on users' needs and preferences.
  • Routinely monitors new and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in instructional technologies related to academic librarianship, teaching and learning and identifies possible uses in library services.
  • Supports multimedia technology use for faculty, student s and staff.

3. Library Liaison:

  • Actively engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned subject areas to promote services and collections.
  • Assesses user needs; contributes to the design and implementation of user studies.
  • Analyzes trends in research and teaching in assigned areas; uses information to respond to user needs.
  • Delivers effective instructional sessions and provides alternative learning opportunities such as instructional guides and research consultations.
  • Assesses student learning in instruction sessions; uses results to improve instruction.
  • Provides assistance and instruction in finding and evaluating information and accessing library resources and services.
  • Extends services through office hours, embedded librarians, and outreach to specialized groups.
  • Responds to reference questions in-person and through e-mail, chat or text services.
  • Identifies materials in relevant formats to serve the teaching, learning and research needs of the university community.
  • Collaborates in the design, implementation and maintenance of online tools and services.

Additional Functions:

  • Undertakes special projects as directed by the Dean.
  • Serves on library, Learning Commons, and University committees.
  • Collaborates with RWU Law Library and HELIN Consortium partners on strategic joint programs and staff development initiatives.
  • Participates in professional development activities related to the position.
  • Perform other job related activities/duties.

 

Requirements:

Master's degree in Library and/or Information  Science from an ALA-accredited program. A minimum of two years' experience with instructional technologies in libraries. A minimum of two years' of library instruction experience. Demonstrated ability to seek out, learn, and apply new technologies to library research and instruction.

Strong commitment to responsive and innovative user services. Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, and staff. Ability to balance varied responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in learning theory, pedagogical methods and learning outcomes assessment. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a range of Web 2.0 technologies. Familiarity with learning  management systems. Experience creating or developing assessment methods for measuring student learning or teaching effectiveness. Demonstrated knowledge of multimedia technologies.

At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.


Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.


Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter and a list of three (3) professional references.

Visit http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=BC7BA8841D99BC5DCE333288040F676D?JOBID=47641 to apply.

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Library Director, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA

General statement of duties: The director will possess the vision and leadership skills necessary to develop a 21st century student-centered academic library. Will have experience with library management, including strategic planning and assessment; develop and manage a variety of digital library initiatives, and lead the university in our efforts to understand how new technologies are impacting academic libraries and student learning while supporting and promoting innovative library information technologies. Assess effectiveness of new programs, current services and provide a vision for change where necessary. Will market programs and services to the campus community and have knowledge and understanding of pedagogy and a record of documented success in developing and/or implementing new methods of delivering instruction. Develop and implement policies and programs that support the university's academic mission, including in key areas of information literacy and participates in and contributes to long-range and strategic planning activities for the Division of Academic Affairs.

 

A minimum of seven years progressive experience in an academic library, with administrative experience including supervisory responsibilities with a Masters of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

Please note: Employment is contingent upon a successful completion of a CORI and completed background check satisfactory to the university.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY: Please visit our job site for a detailed job description and to apply at https://jobs.fitchburgstate.edu.  Priority review begins immediately, yet position remains open until filled. 

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Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hawaii, Honolulu HI

Assistant Professor, position number 0070284, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, College of Natural Sciences, Department of Computer and Information Sciences (ICS), 1.00 FTE, (9-month), general funds, tenure-track position to begin approximately August 1, 2014 pending position clearance and availability of funds. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct courses in support of an ALA-accredited masters degree program in Library and Information Science (LIS).
  • Advise master's students and participate actively in professional organizations at the state, national, and international levels.
  • Exhibit the potential to become a nationally recognized researcher and scholar in any area of LIS.
  • The ideal candidate will develop a research program integrating elements of LIS with other fields.
  • Researchers who locate their work in both traditional LIS areas such as reference, information organization, children's literature, public library services, and intellectual freedom, and in hybrid areas such as digital archives/ libraries, indigenous knowledge, and informatics, are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence is essential.
  • The teaching load is two graduate courses per semester.
  • Teaching modes include face-to-face, and web-based synchronous and asynchronous distance education.
  • All faculty are expected to work with diverse constituencies, teach in the core curriculum, teach using online and hybrid modes, maintain a vigorous research agenda, meet expectations of tenure and promotion, engage in interdisciplinary scholarship, and obtain funding.
  • Through research, teaching and service, the ideal candidate will support the LIS Program, the Department of Information and Computer Sciences, the College of Natural Sciences and related units across campus, and increase the breadth of our contribution to the University's values: a Hawaiian place of learning, a local to global perspective, sustainability, technology, community and diversity.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Library and Information Science or a related field; masters degree or equivalent; commitment to effective teaching; poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others.
Desirable Qualifications
  • MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution; College or university teaching experience.
  • The ideal candidate will develop a research program integrating elements of library and information science with those of the ICS Department and related units across the university.

To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, a complete curriculum vitae, and names of 3 professional references. If submitting electronically, please include 'LIS Faculty Position' on the subject line.
Address:
Library and Informaiton Science Program 
2550 McCarthy Mall, HL3C 
Honolulu, HI 96822 

Inquiries:

Dr. Ricahrd Gazan, Search Committee Chair; 808-956-6703gazan@hawaii.edu 

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation for the application or hiring process are encouraged to contact theEEO/AA coordinator(s) for the respective campus.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

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You can also find the position description online and you can learn more about LIS at UH at our website

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Temporary Archives Specialist, Academic Library, Pioneer Valley MA

BiblioTemps®, a short-term staffing service of the Massachusetts Library System, is seeking candidates for a temporary Archives Specialist for one of our academic library clients. The full-time schedule for this assignment will be Monday through Friday, mostly 9am-5pm, though some evening and weekend hours are possible. The client will also consider part-time applicants for this position. The placement will begin as soon as possible and continue until December 2014.

 

Primary Functions:
Establish intellectual and physical control over archival records and manuscripts of enduring historical and research value by surveying, accessioning, arranging, and describing the holdings of the College Archives.  Provide reference and research services; participate in outreach activities and exhibit preparation.

 

Duties:

  • Reference and Outreach Services (50%): Provide reference and research support to faculty, students, and visitors using other print and electronic research resources, and drawing on strong knowledge of US history and the College Archives materials. Answer mail, email, and telephone questions from college offices and other researchers. Perform research, prepare historical summaries, and assemble historical background information for members of the college community. Provide access to college records and other holdings in accordance with local policies, legal requirements, and donor obligations. Present information about the College Archives' program, its holdings, and their uses to classes and groups. Research, design, and mount exhibits.

 

  • Acquisitions (30%): Survey and accession additions and potential additions to the archives, including confidential administrative files, organizational records, student papers and memorabilia, and faculty papers. Identify material with permanent historical value, note potential restrictions, and apply appropriate criteria for appraisal. Negotiate with donors access and use restrictions and the transfer copyright to the college. Maintain serials and periodicals.

 

  • Archives Processing (20%): Using accepted archival standards and practices, determine the most useful and appropriate organization for collections; identify and discard duplicate or marginal items; and perform basic preservation. Train and supervise student workers in the arrangement and filing of non-confidential materials. Write comprehensive yet concise collection descriptions, inventories, and where appropriate, biographical or organization summaries. Update records in the collection management database.

 

  • Oversee daily operations of the Archives when the College Archivist is absent. Perform related duties as required.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS from accredited library school, with 2+ years of archival or related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge/experience using EAD encoding language.
  • Experience with general reference resources in both print and electronic format.
  • Facility with the interfaces of major database vendors (EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale) and with MS Office.
  • Familiarity with LibGuides software, Zotero, and RefWorks is desirable, but not required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to organize and prioritize work effectively; working knowledge of MS Office applications; analytical and problem solving skills; accuracy and attention to detail; ability to handle confidential information; ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to lift boxes of up to 40 lbs.
  • General humanities background is strongly preferred.

 

 

To Apply:

Submit a current resume and cover letter online at http://www.bibliotemps.com/jobs/. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. First review will be April 7.

 

 

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Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign IL

Duties and Responsibilities:  Working under the supervision of the Director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist uses advanced knowledge and training in multiple disciplines to develop and implement policies, systems, recommendations, and workflows that will improve access to complex archives and collections of literary manuscripts.  The policies, plans, practices, and workflows that the successful candidate establishes and executes will improve access and use of these materials in research, teaching, and service.

 

Specific responsibilities will vary over time but will initially include:

•    Developing policies, procedures, and processing plans leading to the classification, arrangement, and description of complex/hybrid (i.e., mixed print, digital, and audiovisual) collections.

•    Applying knowledge of literature, history, and related disciplines to analyze documentary forms/genres, communication patterns, and relationships between documents and those who created or used them.

•    Using specialized subject knowledge and research skills to develop and encode descriptive metadata for complex textual, photographic, A/V, and "born-digital" collections.

•    Selecting and designing appropriate metadata schema and encoding practices to enhance the discovery and use of literary manuscripts; ensuring metadata integrity, normalization, portability.

•    Developing descriptive records and archival finding aids that meet national standards such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard.

•    Collaborating in departmental and library-wide technology planning and implementation activities, such as digitization and access projects.

•    Coordinating the work of staff, students, and others involved in the arrangement, description, and digitization of RBML's manuscript collections.

•    Advising RBML and Library faculty and staff on issues relating to arrangement and description of manuscripts, literary history, archival metadata, or digitization of rare archival materials.

•    Analyzing emerging technologies and recommending their potential application, to significantly improve information resource discovery and retrieval.

•    Planning and overseeing projects to convert print finding aids to digital format.

•    Identifying materials requiring preservation or conservation treatment and collaborating with preservation/conservation staff in the development of recommendations.

•    Preparing grant applications to secure additional processing resources.

•    Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use "investigation time" to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library's policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees <http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/human/resources/investigationtime.html>. Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities

 

Qualifications: 

Required:

•    Master's degree in one of the following fields: Library/Information Science, Literature, History, or a related humanities field.

•    Advanced training in the management, arrangement, and description of archives and manuscript collections.

•    Demonstrated experience arranging, describing, and preserving complex manuscript and/or archival collections.

•    Demonstrated knowledge of national data content and structure standards related to the control of archives and of archival and library management systems such as Archon, ArchivesSpace, or the Archivists Toolkit.

•    Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and a rapidly changing, team environment.

•    Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.

•    A record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

Preferred:

•    Second degree in one of the areas listed under required qualifications.

•    Reading proficiency in one or more Western European languages, in addition to English.

•    Demonstrated experience using emerging technologies to improve access to archives and/or manuscript collections.

•    Two years of prior employment in an archives, manuscripts repository, or research library.

•    Demonstrated supervisory experience.

 

See https://jobs.illinois.edu for full job description.

 

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

 

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by April 25, 2014. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kenyon College, Gambier OH

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Kenyon College seeks an innovative and experienced Digital Initiatives Librarian.The successful candidate, reporting to the Director of Library Services in the Library and Information Services (LBIS) division, serves the faculty, students, and staff of the college by developing, implementing, and maintaining new and existing digital programs and services.The Digital Initiatives Librarian will develop and maintain digital conversion best practices for all formats, especially print, audio, and video. This role explores, adopts, and implements emerging digital repository technologies in support of library and campus digital collections and publishing initiatives.The successful candidate will guide development of digital initiatives and work with library and other LBIS colleagues and vendors to resolve complex issues relating to scholarly content systems in support of Kenyon's curricular mission. This roles requires at least three years of progressively responsible experience in with digital projects, digital scholarship and/or digital repositories.

Position overview:

  • Leads digital initiatives in collaboration with librarians, faculty, administration, and Five Colleges of Ohio colleagues.
  • Provides technical expertise in the investigation and application of methods used to build and further develop digital collections utilizing established and emerging mechanisms, systems, and metadata standards.
  • Identifies grant opportunities and works collaboratively to create proposals in support of digital scholarship.
  • Participates in regional and/or national professional activities to advance the development of digital library resources.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains digital services, workflows and policies.
  • Collaborates with other departments to develop and maintain the infrastructure necessary to deliver digitization services to the campus.
  • Collaborates with other departments to develop organizational structures and metadata for digitized materials as needed.
  • Assists patrons with their research. Research responsibilities may include evenings and weekends.
  • Participates in the academic department liaison program including library instruction.
  • Participates in LBIS' cross-functional teams and Five Colleges of Ohio Library Subcommittees.
  • Develops, maintains, and provides enhancements to digital library applications to ensure effective and efficient delivery of library digital resources and services.
  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience/Qualifications:

  • American Library Association-accredited master's degree in library science or equivalent, or master's degree in information science, computer science, or related discipline with library experience.
  • Experience managing digital collections. This position requires at least three years of experience with digital library technologies and managing digital projects.
  • Experience working with digital collections and/or repositories.
  • Knowledge and experience with current metadata schemes and evolving standards.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, including small group leadership and clear documentation writing.
  • Knowledge of current trends in digital library development, digitization standards and preservation, and rights management issues relating to digital materials.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups.
  • Ability to learn and teach new technologies quickly, as well to effectively interact with others who possess a range of technological backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and a record of achievement with, digital scholarship and services, including awareness of emerging trends in digital scholarship.
  • Knowledge of copyright best practices.
  • Ability to provide training and instruction on processes to individuals or small groups.

This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than April 28, 2014.

 

To learn more visit: https://employment2.kenyon.edu/postings/1718

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Business Data Services Librarian, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA

http://library.gsu.edu/files/2012/11/Business_Data_Vacancy_Announcement.pdf

 

Position and Responsibilities:

Georgia State University Library seeks a collegial, innovative, and dynamic Business Data Services Librarian to provide research support for business research and data services, as well as innovative outreach and instruction to students and faculty in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. With a primary focus on the faculty and students of the Robinson College of Business, this position will also engage with students and faculty in an exciting new library facility, CURVE (Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment), and through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. The successful candidate works collaboratively with other subject librarians to deliver statistical and numeric data services, including software support (SAS, SPSS, etc.) related to business, and is pivotal to defining and expanding the Library's role in supporting data services in business and related disciplines.

This position is part of the University Library's Social Science, Business & Education team and is one of two librarians who support the Robinson College of Business. Some weekend and evening work required. Georgia State University librarians hold faculty rank and are expected to engage in service and scholarly activities.

 

Environment:

The University Library provides one of the most attractive, open, and inviting educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million visitors in the past year, the Library is an integral part of the University community. The Library is engaged with the campus community, offering a modern, inviting, and centralized facility supporting both teaching and research with expansive collections and outstanding assistance. Its signature Link, a multilevel glass structure that overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the Library's two prominent buildings. Scheduled for completion in 2014, CURVE in Library South will bring together students and expert researchers from all disciplines in a shared, hands-on, interactive space. CURVE will feature the latest visualization software and hardware and immersive large-scale displays for analyzing data, making new connections, and understanding the world around us. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia State University is one of the country's top urban research universities, with over 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in eight colleges. This diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere, with many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events, including college sports, the performing arts, and access to a variety of local restaurants and cultural resources. For additional information about the Georgia State University Library: http://library.gsu.edu.

 

Required Qualifications:

• ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science

• Undergraduate or graduate degree in a business, economics, statistics or data-oriented social science field

• Minimum two (2) years professional experience in an academic or special library

• Extensive knowledge of business and financial resources in all formats

• Extensive knowledge of the research process in business disciplines

• Demonstrated experience with one or more software packages for quantitative data analysis (e.g. SAS, SPSS, R, etc.)

• Experience providing library instruction and/or classroom teaching or training

• Strong understanding of current issues, trends, and technologies impacting higher education and academic libraries

• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

• Ability to pass a background check

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Experience with the Bloomberg Terminal, Datastream, and WRDS

• Experience developing online tutorials

• Demonstrated scholarly and professional activities

 

Condition of Work and Benefits

Forty-hour work week Retirement plans include: Teachers Retirement System,

Twelve-month assignment TIAA-CREF, VALIC, & Fidelity

Twenty-one days of vacation Group health and life insurance

Twelve paid holidays Social Security

Twelve days sick leave Optional pre-tax benefits

Faculty rank and status Support for research and professional activities

Non-Tenure track

 

Salary and Rank

$46,000 - $54,000 for 12 months. Salary commensurate with the candidate's education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Revised: Review of materials will begin April 30, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Georgia State University 

University Library

Attn: Human Resources Officer

100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202

(404) 413-2700

liblao@gsu.edu

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Part-time Reference Librarian, Castleton State College, Castleton VT

Castleton State College is seeking applications for the position of Part-time Reference Librarian to provide reference services including responding to research questions, assisting with research, creating research guides and participating in general library operations.  Prior experience desirable.   

Qualifications include M.L.S. degree from an A.L.A. accredited school.  Students who are near completion of the M.L.S. degree may be considered.  This is a part-time position consisting of approximately 10 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours.  There are no benefits provided with this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply send completed Castleton State College application (found on www.castleton.edu/employment) along with a letter of application, a resume and three references to:

 

Office of Human Resources

Castleton State College

42 Alumni Drive

Castleton, Vermont 05735

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Librarian I - Archivist, Special Collections, Iowa State University Library, Ames IA

Iowa State University Library Special Collections is accepting applications for a Librarian I who will serve as the Archivist and, as part of the Archives team, will participate in overall archival processing activities. Based on Department practices, the Archivist acquires, appraises, and processes archival collections in all formats; creates and edits finding aids; and assures efficient, effective, and appropriate processing based on archival policies and procedures. 

The Archivist provides leadership in the management of the Department's electronic records including their transfer, appraisal, organization, intellectual control, and lifecycle management, by working with the Archives team to establish policies and procedures based on standards and best practices for electronic records management and long-term protection and retention. The Archivist ensures effective reference services and research support for the holdings of the Special Collections Department; engages in educational planning and outreach regarding the materials in Special Collections and their classroom use, including presentations and tours; and develops an external reputation through external professional practice service or published scholarship in areas related to professional responsibilities and a record of institutional service. 

The successful candidate will have the ability to interact effectively with library staff and the university community; work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment; and communicate effectively (written and oral). The successful candidate will also possess problem solving and decision making skills; and have the ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems; communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences; and to speak and write clearly, concisely, and persuasively. The candidate will have exceptional organizational, analytical, interpersonal, communication, and time and project management skills as well as a strong commitment to public service.  

Required Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree supporting a specialized key program function.  

Preferred Qualifications

Experience planning and managing a digital archives program with knowledge of current trends, tools, best practices, policy development, and issues associated with electronic records. 
Experience in processing complex archival collections, including electronic records and digital collections, especially in the areas of science, technology and agriculture. 
Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and best practices to support the management of archival functions such as accessioning, processing, and description. Demonstrated fluency with relevant standards for archival description and cataloging, including DACS, EAD, Dublin Core, and MARC. 
Experience with archival management systems, integrated library systems, designing and updating web pages, working with digital collections, and social media. 
Experience in an academic or research library.  

 

To ensure consideration, submit application by: April 26, 2014

 

For full description and how to apply, please see:

https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=453028

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Digital Data Repository Specialist, Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette IN

The Purdue University Libraries seek a librarian with a knowledge base and interest in digital data curation to assist in coordinating the Purdue University Research Repository (PURR, http://research.hub.purdue.edu): Purdue's institutional digital data repository service.  The responsibilities of the Digital Data Repository Specialist include:

 

* Overseeing and providing support for the day-to-day operation of the PURR service

* Coordinating the certification and audit of PURR as a Trustworthy Digital Repository (ISO 16363)

* Collaborating with subject-specialist librarians to engage researchers on data curation

* Partnering with colleagues across departments and offices to support the adoption and improvement of PURR, providing outreach and support to users of the PURR service

* Evaluating current and relevant technologies, standards, and practices in systems that are used to manage digital information in a library context

 

Required Qualifications:

 

* MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience

* Experience managing and/or developing repositories and digital collections

* Experience in supporting and participating in scholarly communications and sponsored research

* Experience as a successful collaborator in a collegial research library environment

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

* Functional competency in one or more major descriptive metadata standards

* Experience with current digital preservation practices and tools, the research process and data life cycle, and trends in the organization and management of digital information

 

Additional information:

 

The Purdue Libraries are nationally and internationally recognized for leadership and innovation.  West Lafayette offers a low cost-of-living, excellent schools, and friendly neighbors.  Salary and benefits are very competitive. A check of criminal conviction records will be made for employment in this position. FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime). This is a limited duration position expected to last approximately 18 months with continuation dependent on renewal of funds. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

 

Apply online:

 

http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=145120

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Director of Student Conduct, Binghamton University, Binghamton NY

About Binghamton University:


Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation. Binghamton is proud to be ranked among the elite public universities in the nation for challenging our students academically, not financially. The result is a unique, best-of-both-worlds college experience.


Our academic culture rivals a first-rate private university - rigorous, collaborative and boldly innovative -- while our campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience: richly diverse students, active social life and deep engagement with the community.

Our students, both undergraduate and graduate, work one-on-one with an exceptional faculty that includes innovative scientists and groundbreaking scholars. They take advantage of special academic opportunities like combined degrees, foreign language study groups and an unparalleled international education program.


Job Description:

Budget Title:   (SL-5) Senior Staff Associate

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Binghamton University seeks a dynamic student-centered professional to lead the Office of Student Conduct at a time of tremendous potential for the University.  Binghamton is a growing University with new leadership and a bold vision to become the premier public university of the 21st century.


The Office of Student Conduct has a rich history of student engagement in policy development and decision making.  This is an important part of student life at Binghamton.  As a key member of the Dean of Students team, the Director of Student Conduct partners with the University community to develop innovative strategies to manage student conduct for undergraduates, graduates and student organizations.  The Director of Student Conduct provides leadership, oversight and direction for Binghamton University's Office of Student Conduct, including supervision of two professional staff, two administrative assistants, graduates assistants and student interns.


Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director articulates and interprets community standards based on the University mission and values.  This position works in collaboration with students (including members of the conduct board and student advocates) to uphold the standards of the University through student education and accountability.  Focused on student and community success, the Director develops and interprets data to monitor trends, inform decision-making and provide relevant education to the community.  The Director is responsible for communications with students and families participating in the student conduct process and serves as the liaison with local law enforcement, attorneys and the district attorneys' offices.  

The Director serves on University committees or designates and oversees appropriate staff to serve committees including the Students of Concern and Threat Assessment Committee.  The Director participates in on-call rotations for the campus and provides oversight of the conduct process within the residential community.


The Director is an important team builder on campus maintaining critical relationships with campus partners including faculty, Health Services, University Police, Residential Life, Title IX Coordinators and many others.

 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree required
  • 5 - 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in student conduct or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in a dynamic community with a diverse student body
  • Candidates must be well versed in current laws and guidance pertaining to FERPA, the Clery Act, Title IX, Campus SaVE Act and other applicable regulatory provisions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate with technology
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and solve problems
  • Possess critical thinking skills including policy analysis and interpretation
  • Experience with developing and/or implementing trainings
  • Experience with budgets and databases (Maxient preferred)

Additional Information:

Note: Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Please also note that the Deficit Reduction Program for UUP represented faculty and staff is in still effect, which impacts paychecks.  This, along with other payroll information, can be found on our website http://www2.binghamton.edu/human-resources/new-employees/new-faculty-staff.html or by calling Human Resources at 607-777-6625 or 607-777-2129.


Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants:   4/9/14

Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled. 

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp 

The State University of New York and Binghamton University are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers.

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Metadata Management Librarian, Brown University, Providence RI

Brown University Library seeks an experienced, creative, and technically-savvy professional for the role of Metadata Management Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Metadata Management Librarian's major responsibilities will involve working with batch-loaded and locally-created metadata to ensure accuracy, consistency, and utility across the Library's discovery platforms.  S/he will also provide metadata expertise in support of these discovery tools, write documentation, consult with and train colleagues, and be active in building external relationships and professional development.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • MLS or equivalent graduate degree
  • 3-5 years or relevant experience in an academic library, archive, or comparable environment
  • Demonstrated experience creating, editing, and transforming metadata (MARC and non-MARC)
  • Demonstrated experience with various metadata schema (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MODS, Dublin Core, VRA)
  • Demonstrated experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources
  • Strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in transformation of XML documents using XSLT
  • Experience writing scripts in common scripting languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby.  Experience with MarcEdit or similar tools
  • Self-motivation with strong time management skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment

Desired:

  • Experience with linked data, semantic web applications, ontologies, and RDF.
  • Familiarity with established or emerging name authority/identifier initiatives (e.g., NACO, VIAF, ORCID, ISNI)
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces ILS; Blacklight, VuFind, or similar discovery systems; Summon, EDS, or Primo.
  • Experience with Serials Solutions services and/or OCLC Metadata Collection Manager.

To apply for this position (Job # B01542), please visit Brown's Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   

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Librarian for American and British Literary and Popular Culture Collections, Brown University, Providence RI

Brown University Library seeks to fill the position of Librarian for American and British Literary and Popular Culture Collections.  The position is part of the Special Collections staff at the John Hay Library and is responsible for the Harris Collection of American Poetry and Play, the H. Adrian Smith Magic Collection, the H. P. Lovecraft Collection, the Katzoff Collection of Gay and Lesbian Literature, the Thriller Writers Archive, and other special collections in the areas of American and British literature and popular culture.

 

The Librarian for American and British Literary and Popular Culture Collections actively engages with students, faculty, and researchers by providing in-depth, subject-based reference and research services, as well as teaching support.  S/he assists with the design, development, and implementation of online resource guides, discovery tools, and digital projects.  The position is responsible for collection development, through purchase and gift, in designated subject areas and in all formats, with emphasis on special collections material, in accordance with collection guidelines, curriculum alignment, and budgetary resources.  The Librarian actively promotes the use of the collections through exhibitions, presentations, and a variety of programmatic initiatives incorporating emerging technologies and social media.  S/he collaborates with library staff, faculty, students, donors, as well as with colleagues outside of the University in the design of user services and program development.  The Librarian participates in appropriate organizations at the regional and national levels.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and/or a graduate degree in a relevant subject area
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a similar position, preferably in an academic setting, with a focus on research and teaching support, collection development, public services, programs, and outreach
  • Extensive knowledge of one or more of the subject areas for which the position is responsible; experience with research tolls relevant to the assigned subject areas
  • Experience in collection development in special collections; knowledge of the antiquarian book trade
  • Demonstrated understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies and social media
  • Knowledge and experience with appropriate data services and software (e.g., SPSS, Strata, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks)
  • Experience with bibliographic instruction and making presentations
  • Experience working with researchers in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work in a complex library organization with a strong service orientation
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with experience working collaboratively with others; ability to advocate for and promote the collections to a diverse constituency
  • Evidence of scholarly engagement and active participation within the profession
  • Knowledge of one or more languages other than English, preferably French and/or Spanish

 

To apply for this position (Job # B01540), please visit Brown's Online Employment website (https://careers.brown.edu), complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

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First Year Experience Librarian, Hamilton College, Clinton NY

Hamilton is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton is today composed of 1,812 diverse and talented students from nearly all of the 50 states and approximately 40 countries. More information can be found at www.hamilton.edu/about.

The division of Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) at Hamilton College seeks a creative, dynamic, and energetic individual for appointment to the position of Research & First Year Experience Librarian.  Reporting to the Director of Research and Instruction Services, this position is part of a newly merged organization made up of library and technology professionals dedicated to student success. We seek a colleague who will bring inventive ideas to the forefront, and motivate others to work collaboratively to achieve results.Hamilton's First Year Experience (FYE) is a strategic initiative to provide an integrated academic and residential experience for its new students. This position is an exciting opportunity to develop and guide the division's role within the first year program at Hamilton. The Research and FYE Librarian will work with faculty and academic support centers to incorporate information literacy concepts into first year classes, assist in creating authentic research experiences, and articulate the library's impact on student success.

Hamilton boasts a number of innovative initiatives, including a nationally recognized effort supporting digital humanities, integration of academic and career planning, and experimentation with online learning/MOOCs through membership in edX. Support for the academic program is facilitated by a decade-long partnership of librarians and technologists known as the HILLgroup.  Hamilton is a member of important national and regional consortia including the Oberlin GroupConnectNY, and CLIR, and has a commitment to the ongoing professional development of its employees.

Hamilton College is a national leader in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves. Excellent faculty, highly capable and motivated students, and a student faculty ratio of 9:1, provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence and the development of students as human beings, to prepare them to make choices and accept the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic world of intellect and diversity. The College encourages respect for differences. Hamilton's commitment to diversity is embodied in its need-blind admission policy and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted student for their entire undergraduate program.  Hamilton's 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque village of Clinton, N.Y. and is only one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages Library Instruction for first-year students and provides curriculum-integrated instructional sessions to freshmen classes.
  • Collaborates with key partners within academic programs that support the first year experience.
  • Develops and implements innovative programming to engage first year communities with the library.
  • Builds effective relationships with faculty and other academic partners through ongoing outreach and engagement activities.
  • Creates targeted outreach messaging and organizes special events for freshmen.
  • Actively supports the continuous improvement of the team's instructional programs and practices.
  • Provides traditional and electronic research services, including some nights and weekends.
  • Provides in-depth research consultations with students and faculty.
  • Develops instructional content, including classroom, online, and mobile learning formats.
  • Collaborates closely with other librarians in the creation, implementation, and assessment of first-year Information Literacy learning objectives.
  • Actively participates in a variety of professional development activities, including conference presentations.   
  • Participates in collection development.

Requirements:

To be recommended for appointment, candidates must have:

  • Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or equivalent advanced degree from an accredited academic institution.
  • Experience designing and implementing engaging learning activities.
  • Experience in providing library reference/research assistance.  
  • Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries to support first year experience programs.
  • Demonstrated success teaching upper level high school and/or freshmen college students.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of emerging technologies in library and classroom settings.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Experience with multimedia tools required for the creation of interactive instructional materials.

Benefits

Please review Hamilton's Benefits Summary for more information.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and contact information for three professional references to apply@hamilton.edu. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Asst./Assoc Librarian, Info Serv, Engineering & Data Service, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

Job Description:

The Information Services Librarian for Engineering and Data Services delivers general and in-depth, specialized reference and instruction services (virtually and face-to-face) in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians. A member of a long-standing liaison program, this librarian develops professional relationships with faculty and students in the appropriate schools and colleges in order to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs. This librarian serves as the subject liaison to the College of Engineering: Departments of Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Additional subject areas may be assigned, as appropriate. This librarian provides proactive and responsive service to faculty and students in assigned areas, develops and delivers curriculum-integrated instruction, and is responsible for collection development in engineering. This position is responsible for the maintenance of the engineering portions of the reference collection in all formats.General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction, and related activities. Librarians provide general reference service, including some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent

Experience: Experience or education in engineering or closely related field or engineering library

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and methods
  • Demonstrated commitment to user services
  • Strong interpersonal communication and teaching skills         
  • Ability to work independently and in concert with others
  • Enthusiastic about working in a changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse students, faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated teaching skills
  • Experience in identifying, selecting, using, teaching and evaluating information resources in one or more of the assigned areas
  • Facility with technology and its application in academic contexts

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience Professional experience as engineering liaison in an academic library, including delivery of a range of public services, reference, and instruction, and in selection and evaluation of library resources. Experience working with data science program.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of e-science/data management issues and solutions
  • Experience creating and developing content for library web pages
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate library resources into learning management system
  • Strong organizational and project management skills

 


Additional Information:

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works with appropriate departments to ensure patron access to quality information resources, instruction in information management, and research and reference assistance
  • Establishes dynamic, collaborative networks and relationships with liaison departments - faculty, staff, and students - and serves as advocate for liaison departments within the library and for library within the liaison departments
  • Identifies and implements strategies  for learning about and understanding the information needs of Engineering faculty and students
  • Provides leadership in developing and implementing data management tools and data services for e-research needs
  • Provides guidance and training on managing the lifecycle of digital datasets and scholarship
  • Incorporates emerging and current technologies into library practice, instruction and research support
  • Closely works with engineering faculty and researchers to develop data management plans as required for their research
  • Ensures selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets
  • Closely works with engineering faculty and engineering students to  develop, promote and populate  a new  university electronic institutional repository
  • Develops, provides, and promotes a suite of library services that directly support teaching learning, research
  • Integrates and embeds library reference and research services within Engineering academic programs and activities
  • Develops engineering and appropriate interdisciplinary collections, selecting library materials and tools in a variety of formats that meet the needs of a diverse academic community
  • Provides specialized research assistance for managing, publishing, and archiving the creative and scholarly output of university faculty and students
  • Pursues continuous professional  evaluation and ongoing development of  knowledge and skills to evolve service models and reflect best practices
  • Collaborates with other librarians to meet campus needs
  • Participate in consortia and system-wide activities
  • Provides general reference service as scheduled, including some nights, weekends and holidays
  • Compiles statistical reports
  • Participates with Information Services staff in the library's Web presence (this includes email and chat reference services and creation of subject and course-related research guides)
  • Participates with Information Services staff in the planning, implementing and evaluation of reference services, including the establishment and/or revision of policies and procedures
  • Works to develop quality assurance and assessment methodologies
  • Monitors trends and developments in reference and instruction and provides ongoing support for staff and students in program areas
  • Participates in library's outreach, grants, and funding efforts
  • Participates in planning, outreach programs, and committees of both the library and university, as well as external committees as appropriate
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Official Job Title: Assistant / Associate Librarian       Division:  Academic

Working Job Title: Information Services, Engineering and Data Services Librarian  

Department:  Library Services/Information Service

Minimum Salary: $55,330

EEO Status:  34     Job Code:  243   

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Works with a team of information services librarians, under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Information Services Division 

Supervises:  May include supervision of work of professional, classified and student personnel.


Application Instructions:

To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three references.

The review of applications will begin April 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply visit: http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/facultyjobopportunities/

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Assistant/Assoc. Librarian Info Services, Nursing & Health, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

Job Description:

The Information Services Librarian for Nursing and Health delivers general and in-depth, specialized reference and instruction services (virtually and face-to-face) in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians. A member of a long-standing liaison program, this librarian develops professional relationships with faculty and students in the appropriate colleges  and departments in order to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs. This librarian serves as the subject liaison to the College of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences Department of Medical Laboratory Science, with shared responsibility for Psychology. Additional subject areas may be assigned, as appropriate. This librarian provides proactive and responsive service to faculty and students in assigned areas, develops and delivers curriculum-integrated instruction, and is responsible for collection development in nursing and health areas. This position is responsible for the maintenance of the nursing and health portions of the reference collection in all formats.General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction, and related activities. Librarians provide general reference service, including some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with appropriate departments to ensure patron access to quality information resources, instruction in information management, and research and reference assistance
  • Establishes dynamic, collaborative networks and relationships with liaison departments - faculty, staff, and students - and serves as advocate for liaison departments within the library and for library within the liaison departments
  • Identifies and implements strategies for learning about and understanding the information needs of Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and other appropriate faculty and students
  • Incorporates emerging and current technologies into library practice, instruction and research support
  • Closely works with nursing faculty and researchers to develop data management plans as required for their research
  • Closely works with nursing faculty and students to  develop, promote, and populate  a new  university electronic institutional repository
  • Develops, provides, and promotes a suite of library services that directly support teaching learning, research
  • Integrates and embeds library reference and research services within nursing academic programs and activities
  • Develops nursing and appropriate interdisciplinary collections, selecting library materials and tools in a variety of formats that meet the needs of a diverse academic community
  • Works to develop and implement data management tools and data services for e-research needs
  • Provides specialized research assistance for managing, publishing, and archiving the creative and scholarly output of university faculty and students
  • Provides guidance and training on managing the life cycle of digital datasets and scholarship
  • Continuous professional  evaluation and ongoing development of  knowledge and skills to evolve service models and reflect best practices
  • Collaborates with other librarians to meet campus needs
  • Participates in consortia and system-wide activities
  • Provides general reference service as scheduled, including some nights, weekends and holidays
  • Compiles statistical reports
  • Participates with Information Services staff in the library's Web presence (this includes email and chat reference services and creation of subject and course-related research guides)
  • Participates with Information Services staff in the planning, implementing and evaluation of reference services, including the establishment and/or revision of policies and procedures
  • Works to develop quality assurance and assessment methodologies
  • Monitors trends and developments in reference and instruction and provides ongoing support for staff and students in program areas
  • Participates in library's outreach, grants, and funding efforts
  • Participates in planning, outreach programs, and committees of both the library and university, as well as external committees as appropriate
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent

Experience: Experience or education in nursing or closely related field or nursing/health library

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and methods
  • Demonstrated commitment to user services
  • Strong interpersonal communication and teaching skills         
  • Ability to work independently and in concert with others
  • Enthusiastic about working in a changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively with culturally diverse students, faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated teaching skills
  • Experience in identifying, selecting, using, teaching and evaluating information resources in one or more of the assigned areas
  • Facility with technology and its application in academic contexts

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience Professional experience as nursing/health liaison in an academic library, including delivery of a range of public services, reference, and instruction, and in selection and evaluation of library resources.

 

Experience working with health informatics program

Experience with and/or knowledge of e-science/data management issues and solutions

Experience creating and developing content for library web pages

Demonstrated ability to integrate library resources into learning management system

Strong organizational and project management skills

 


Additional Information:

Official Job Title: Assistant / Associate Librarian      

Division: Academic

Working Job Title: Information Services, Nursing and Health Librarian       

Department:  Library Services/Information Services

EEO Status: 34      Job Code: 243    

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT

FLSA Status: Exempt

Minimum Starting: $55,330

Reports to: Works with a team of information services librarians, under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Information Services Division. Supervises:  May include supervision of work of professional, classified and student personnel.


Application Instructions:

To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three references.

The review of applications will begin April 15 ,2014 and continue until the position is filled.

 

To apply visit: http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/facultyjobopportunities/

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Assistant/Assoc Librarian, Cataloging & Metadata, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA

About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

Job Description:

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian focuses on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the library's digital, physical, and virtual collections. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian manages the ongoing work of the Cataloging Department and is responsible for the cataloging of materials in all formats, including print and digital resources. Works closely with colleagues to evaluate and document policies, procedures and workflows for cataloging, database maintenance and non-MARC metadata creation within the library. Collaborates with Systems & Digital Services, Archives & Special Collections and other departments to help establish metadata policies and procedures for digital projects.  Serves as a forward-thinking leader within and beyond Library Technical Services on matters of resource description and metadata management.

Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Library Services. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

Librarians participate in other department, library, university, and professional activities, as appropriate.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages daily work of the Cataloging department including original cataloging, copy cataloging, metadata creation, and database maintenance; supervises, trains and evaluates student and library staff
  • Develops policy, goals, and procedures for the cataloging department
  • Performs original and copy cataloging, creates and maintains metadata for library materials in all formats, including books, serials, audio-visual, digital and electronic resources
  • Creates original bibliographic and non-MARC metadata records following RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Classification Schedules and subject headings and other non-MARC Metadata related formats (e.g., Dublin Core)
  • Works with Library Systems & Digital Services (LSDS) in identifying and creating record format specifications and developing procedures for importing/exporting, batch data processing, publishing, and integrating records from multiple sources in MARC and non-MARC schema
  • Performs global data changes as necessary in Alma in collaboration with LSDS
  • Works closely with the serials librarian in cataloging electronic resources and activating link resolution services in Alma
  • Leads the development of metadata policies including descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for digital collections appropriate for the library's current and future systems including Primo, Drupal, Fedora, Omeka and other content management systems in collaboration with LSDS and Archives and Special Collections
  • Participates in development of library's discovery service (currently Ex Libris Primo)
  • Leads and participates in the inventory and ongoing weeding of the collection; Works closely with LSDS in developing weeding project plans, generating the reports and batch data processing that are necessary for the collection weeding projects
  • Compiles and analyzes annual cataloging statistics for reporting to internal and external agencies
  • Develops training materials and documentation for library staff in the application of metadata standards and cataloging policy and procedures
  • Maintains knowledge of and engages in continuous professional development to keep up with current and developing standards and practices for metadata and cataloging
  • Serves as liaison and leads efforts between internal and external partners on collaborative cataloging and metadata projects such as interdisciplinary data sets, department collections, UMass Law
  • May participate in the delivery of reference service by staffing the reference desk
  • May serve as subject specialist for assigned disciplines, providing library instruction, collection development and specialized reference service
  • Serves on library and university committees
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

 

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent

Experience:

  • Academic library cataloging experience and metadata creation of material in all formats, including electronic/digital resources 
  • Experience using cataloging standards and tools such as AACR2/RDA, MARC, LCC, LCSH, MARC21 and OCLC Connexion
  • Experience in creating and editing non-MARC metadata using standards and schema such as Dublin Core, EAD, etc.
  • Experience with integrated library systems or unified resource management systems, and online bibliographic utilities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Working knowledge of cataloging standards and tools including AACR2/RDA, LCC, LCSH, MARC21, FRBR, OCLC WorldCat, and OCLC Connexion
  • Knowledge of one or more non-MARC metadata schemes such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, etc.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Proven capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a team environment
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (especially MS Excel)
  • Proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleagues
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to cataloging policies and procedures
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources with next-generation discovery platforms and other web-based search engines
  • Experience planning and implementing metadata schema for digital collections
  • Demonstrated effective supervisory or leadership experience


Additional Information:

Official Job Title: Assistant / Associate Librarian       Division:  Academic

Working Job Title: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian         

Department:  Library Services/Technical 

EEO Status: 34      Job Code:  243   

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT

FLSA Status: Exempt

Minimum Starting: $55,330

Reports to: Works with a team of  librarians, under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Technical Services Division  Supervises:  May include supervision of work of professional, classified, and student personnel.

 

To apply visit: http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/facultyjobopportunities/


Application Instructions:

To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three references.

The review of applications will begin April 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
 

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Library Fellow for Research Data Management, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The Library Fellows Program was created to provide exceptional, early-career library professionals the opportunity to contribute to program areas of distinction and strategic priority in a dynamic academic research library. Fellows will work with and learn from colleagues who are recognized leaders in developing programs which serve the expanding needs of this world-class institution as well as contributing to the wider academic community. Library Fellows will have the opportunity to expand their skills and experience in ways that position them to excel and lead in the research library profession. Applications are invited for this two-year position, with a start date planned for summer or early fall of 2014.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position will support and expand our evolving services for research data management (RDM), working with staff within the Libraries as well as the wider MIT community. The Fellow will report to the Convener of the Research Data Services Working Group (which provides the Libraries' data management services, for all disciplines and formats across MIT). Potential activities include:

 Providing research data management services such as consultations, workshops, and maintenance of self-help services;
 Participation in projects such as building documentation for providing RDM consulting and investigating available data management planning tools and services;
 Conducting research and assessment to better understand research data management needs at MIT;
 Supporting development of services to enable MIT researchers to comply with requirements from publishers and funding bodies for open access to research data (in collaboration with the Office of
Scholarly Publishing, Copyright, and Licensing);
 Exploring additional services for research data management;
 Collaborating with related Libraries' services, such as those regarding archives, departmental liaisons, personal information management, and/or digital curation;
 Monitoring trends to help the Libraries stay up-to-date on RDM;

Specific position/project responsibilities will be more fully developed early in the appointment, based on the strengths and opportunities presented by the appointee.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in a relevant subject/field received within the past two years and an articulated special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in research data management. In addition we are seeking candidates with: a demonstrated understanding of and interest in the mission of academic libraries; evidence of self-directed learning and adaptability; facility in the use of technologies, and experience and interest in emerging library technologies; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to work successfully with a diverse population; strong communication skills including the ability to write and document clearly; demonstrated good judgment in priority setting; demonstrated initiative and innovative spirit; demonstrated ability to be flexible and tolerate ambiguity; the potential for success working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; commitment to professional growth and contribution; and, leadership potential as confirmed by references. Applicants must be eligible, without requiring MIT sponsorship, to work immediately in the U.S. for a two-year period.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: $53,500 minimum annual salary. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health, dental and vision plans, a retirement plan, and tuition assistance. Fellows will be provided a modest relocation allowance. An annual allowance will be provided for professional development with additional funds available for skill development as appropriate.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Please include cover letter (speaking to interest in a career in academic libraries as well as specific skills, interest in program area as defined), résumé, and contact information for three references. References may include library faculty, supervisors, mentors, etc. - individuals who can speak to potential for success as Library Fellow. Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 12, 2014 for this and a second position (Fellow for Digital Archives).

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Library Fellow for Digital Archives, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The Library Fellows Program was created to provide exceptional, early‐career library professionals the opportunity to contribute to program areas of distinction and strategic priority in a dynamic academic research library. Fellows will work with and learn from colleagues who are recognized leaders in developing programs which serve the expanding needs of this world‐class institution as well as contributing to the wider academic community. Library Fellows will have the opportunity to expand their skills and experience in ways that position them to excel and lead in the research library profession. Applications are invited for this two‐year position, with a start date planned for fall of 2014.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Digital Archivist, the activities of this position will expand and build upon already established foundations of our digital archives program. Work will provide opportunities to collaborate with Curation and Preservation Services; the Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright and Licensing; Information Technology and Discovery Services; Digital Library Application Development; Collections Strategy and Management; as well as the Digital Sustainability Lab. Potential activities include:

• Workflow analysis, implementation, and documentation related to digital archives management, building on existing work and addressing gaps;
• Resource acquisition/ingest and issue resolution around file authentication, access and intellectual property rights restrictions, etc.
• Assisting with analysis, understanding, and implementation of tools for processing and managing digital archives (ex. ArchivesSpace, Curator's WorkBench (UNC), BitCurator, Archivematica) and the tools' interactions with other software and systems.

Specific position/project responsibilities will be more fully developed early in the appointment, based on the strengths and opportunities presented by the appointee.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an ALA‐accredited MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in a relevant subject/field received within the past two years and an articulated special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in digital archives. In addition we are seeking candidates with: a demonstrated understanding of and interest in the mission of academic libraries; evidence of self‐directed learning and adaptability; facility in the use of technologies, and experience and interest in exploring emerging technologies; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to work successfully with a diverse population; strong communication skills and the ability to write and document clearly; demonstrated good judgment in priority setting; demonstrated initiative and an innovative spirit; demonstrated ability to be flexible and tolerate ambiguity; the potential for success working in a fast‐paced, dynamic environment; commitment to professional growth and contribution; and, leadership potential as confirmed by references. Applicants must be eligible, without requiring MIT sponsorship, to work immediately in the U.S. for a two‐year period.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $53,500 minimum annual salary. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health, dental and vision plans, a retirement plan, and tuition assistance. Fellows will be provided a modest relocation allowance. An annual allowance will be provided for professional development with additional funds available for skill development as appropriate.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter (speaking to interest in a career in academic libraries as well as specific skills, interest in program area as defined), résumé, and contact information for three references. References may include library faculty, supervisors, mentors, etc. - individuals who can speak to potential for success as Library Fellow. Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 12, 2014 for this and a second position (Library Fellow for Research Data Management).

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Reference & Sciences Librarian, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg VA

The University of Mary Washington is seeking an energetic, innovative person to serve as the Reference and Sciences Librarian. This librarian teaches course-integrated library instruction classes for the physical and natural sciences, physical education, mathematics, and computer science. In addition, the Reference and Sciences Librarian:

 

- Creates online research guides and other instructional materials for assigned disciplines.

- Provides individual research assistance for students, faculty, and staff in assigned disciplines.

-Assists patrons in locating information and utilizing the resources and services of the library, irrespective of format.

-Staffs the reference desk as scheduled, including evening and weekend hours.

-Serves as the library's liaison to assigned departments, cultivating and maintaining productive working relationships with faculty.

-Works with the Collection Development Librarian to select library materials for the sciences and other assigned disciplines.

-Works with the other reference librarians to train, schedule, and supervise the student assistants in the reference department.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

-Master's degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master's program (MLS/MLIS).

-Experience in the provision of reference, research and instruction services. (This can include experience gained while pursuing a graduate degree or in a pre-professional position.)

-Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

 

Closing Date: 04-25-2014.

 

Please submit an application by going to https://careers.umw.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1395775442140

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University Archivist (Assistant Professor), Oregon Health & Science University Library, Portland OR

Job Title                              University Archivist (Assistant Professor)
Department                          Library


Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range: 1.0 FTE; Salary commensurate with experience, minimum $50,000.
The University

Archivist is responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term development of OHSU's archives program. Reporting to the Head, Historical Collections & Archives, the University Archivist contributes positive, expansive vision to HC&A, seeking new ways to build collections, enhance access, and engage audiences.


The University Archivist identifies, appraises, and acquires archives, manuscripts, university publications, and artifacts in all formats. Supervising a staff of 1.0-2.0 FTE, the position manages accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and storage of collections. The University Archivist develops collection management data, EAD finding aids, and other access tools.


Digital initiatives are a focus of this position. The University Archivist participates in the library's Digital Collections Committee, leads digitization projects for collections under his or her care, and plays a major role in the library's emerging digital preservation and curation activities.  Digital collections responsibilities may include building and managing collections; defining workflows, procedures, and standards; participating in policy formation; and working with university partners to develop collections, projects, and services.


The University Archivist teaches classes, workshops, and instructional sessions; assists researchers through reference and instruction; and conducts exhibits, tours, special events, and other outreach activities. With critical responsibility for growth, relevance, sustainability, and innovation in the archives program, the position dedicates significant effort to collaborative work with donors, faculty, students, staff, and alumni, demonstrating outcomes through presentations, exhibits, events, publications, and reports.
This position monitors, interprets, and applies emerging archival theory and trends. As a colleague and supervisor, the University Archivist fosters a culture of productivity, knowledge sharing, and user orientation. The position participates in developing and implementing policies and procedures in OHSU Historical Collections & Archives, and consults with the university community on records management policy and practices. As a member of the Library Faculty, the University Archivist participates in planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and technologies.  This position represents OHSU Library in Northwest Digital Archives, and requires scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession.


Job Requirements
Required:
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program with a concentration in archives, or an equivalent combination of advanced degree and work experience
Strong knowledge of current archival theory and trends; ability to judiciously apply theory to practice
Minimum of two years of experience in arranging and describing archival collections of diverse size, content, and format, preferably in an academic or health sciences setting
Experience in using flexible standards for arrangement and description, particularly minimum-level processing; ability to use judgment and pragmatism in applying standards
Demonstrated experience with technical and descriptive standards including EAD, DACS, MARC, and Dublin Core; knowledge of emerging standards
Experience with digitization and digital asset management systems
Knowledge of principles and practices of electronic records curation and preservation
Familiarity with HIPAA and FERPA principles; ability to manage sensitive materials by balancing access and legal requirements
Outstanding project management skills, demonstrated through excellence in collaborative, team-oriented projects
Supervisory experience; ability to lead a team and delegate effectively
Outstanding analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively to diverse audiences
Experience with donor relationsAbility to contribute service and scholarship to the profession
Ability to lift a 40-pound box


Preferred:
Experience applying HIPAA and FERPA principles to archival arrangement, description, and access
Experience with Archivists Toolkit; knowledge of emerging collection management tools
Knowledge of Omeka and bepress/Digital Commons
Experience with digital curation and preservation
Knowledge of consortial programs such as NWDA
Experience managing artifact collections
Experience with exhibits
Experience with teaching, reference, instruction, and outreach in archives or special collections
Experience with grant-funded projects
Experience with space planning and stacks management
Experience collaborating with academic staff, faculty, students, and alumni
Knowledge of the history of health sciences and the history of the Pacific Northwest


Rank and Salary: This is a non-tenured, twelve-month faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000.


Applications: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com<http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/services/human-resources/> and search for position IRC42692. Applications should include a resume, a letter of introduction, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Assistant Head of the Education Library, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented Assistant Head of the Education Library is a tenure track library faculty position in the Education Library, serving the College of Education and related disciplines at the University of Florida. Working with the Head of the Education Library this position contributes to the development, coordination, and provision of the library's programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. Leadership and guidance for staff and student assistants are key functions of the position in addition to planning, developing, and delivering responsive and innovative services to meet the evolving information needs of the University's faculty, staff, and students. These services include instruction, web-based resources and special projects such as collection reviews, as well as working closely with faculty in the College of Education and related disciplines in developing and managing the collections and facility to support research and instruction.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Assistant Head for the Education Library will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Assistant Head will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and perspectives in work activities. All faculty at the George A. Smathers Libraries are expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until April 28, 2014, and review of applications will begin on April 8, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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User Experience and Assessment Librarian (Public Services), University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg MO

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI

LIBARARY SERVICES

User Experience and Assessment Librarian (Public Services)

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Member

 

The University of Central Missouri seeks a motivated, creative, user-focused professional to fill the non-tenure-track faculty position of User Experience and Assessment Librarian.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.  The successful candidate should have demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of assessment methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative) and experience analyzing data, administering surveys, and providing recommendations for service improvements.  This new position will be responsible for gaining insight into customer expectations and satisfaction through a variety of assessment measures.  There is a possibility of bibliographic and departmental liaison duties for this position.  The successful candidate will be expected to:

 

Responsibilities

·         Interact with user communities to identify their priorities and needs and explore ways to enhance the user experience throughout the library

·         Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate appropriate technologies to improve library services

·         Coordinate and participate in library-wide assessment activities

·         Develop assessment strategies and activities that highlight and raise the profile of the library's collections, services, and facilities

·         Coordinate usability assessment for the library, including designing and carrying out usability studies, analyzing usage statistics and user trends to support planning and development,  advising on user-centered design requirements, and recommending solutions

·         Serve as Chair of the library's Strategic Planning team, playing a key role in helping the library achieve its objectives of facilitating research, teaching, and learning by ensuring user-centered design of library tools, facilities, collections, and services

·         Work with library administration to document, correlate, and disseminate assessment results, incorporating the knowledge gained in assessment into library strategic planning, decision-making, and process improvement

·         Participate in reference service delivery, including week-end and/or evening rotations

 

Qualifications  

 

Required

·         Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science or equivalent degree

·         Strong web skills (html, blogging, app use, etc.) and facility with commonly used social media tools

·         Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues, and trends in assessment and usability

·         Effective written and oral communication skills

·         Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, other faculty and staff, and students

·         Strong customer service focus and a deep commitment to service

·         Commitment to engage in ongoing professional development and service to the profession

·         Preparation and commitment to conduct independent investigations relevant to the duties of the position

 

P  Preferred

·         Second graduate degree a subject discipline

·         Experience with library-specific assessment  in an academic library environment

·         Knowledge of and experience with a wide range of assessment methodologies (quantitative and qualitative)

·         Experience with data analysis and survey design

·         Portfolio detailing how previous work has been customer-focused and led to improvements in services and satisfaction

 

Work Environment

Kirkpatrick Library consists of two functional units: Public Services and Technical Services, both reporting to the Chair of Kirkpatrick Library.  The work environment is modern and attractive with appropriate information technology tools available to all library faculty.  Within a team environment, this new position is expected to play a leadership role in the development, planning, delivery, and evaluation of the library's assessment efforts. 

 

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Benefits are described at http://www.ucmo.edu/hr/benefits/

 

University Environment

In Warrensburg, MO (approximately 50 miles southeast of Kansas City), the University of Central Missouri (http://www.ucmo.edu) provides the option for urban, suburban, or small city living. The work environment is the James C. Kirkpatrick Library, an attractive and modern facility (http://library.ucmo.edu).

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must complete the faculty profile found at https://jobs.ucmo.edu.  Apply to position #998521.

 

Attach to the faculty profile a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and black and white copies of transcripts showing all degrees completed.  Please list on the faculty profile the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three (3) professional references.  If contacted for an interview, three (3) letters of recommendation will be requested. 

 

Review of completed applications begins April 1, 2014 and continues until position is filled.

 

For information about the online application process, contact Human Resources at jobs@umco.edu or (660) 543-4255.

 

For more information about this position, contact search committee chair, Linda Medaris, at medaris@ucmo.edu or (660) 543-8844.

 

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Nurse Consumer Health Librarian, Health Science Center Library, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Library. The liaison librarian provides reference assistance and consultations, instruction, outreach, and collection management for assigned departments and programs in the Academic Health Center. This tenure track faculty position serves as a member of the Biomedical and Health Information Services team, and provides services in a variety of modes (in person, email, "house calls".) The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as collection reviews, development of web-based resources, and service evaluation. The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the liaison librarian will be asked to serve on various committees and teams. The liaison librarian performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the liaison librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the liaison librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.The liaison librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until May 1, 2014, and review of applications will begin on April 3, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Librarian for Instructional Design, Education and Research, University of North Dakota Library of the Health Sciences, Grand Forks ND

Before you delete this because it is in North Dakota, please consider it.  North Dakota has clean air, nice people and the cost of living is low.  Perhaps you've heard about our strong economy due to the oil boom in the western part of the state.  The housing prices in Grand Forks are reasonable. Greater Grand Forks has a population of nearly 100,000.  We are close to the Minnesota lake country with great hiking, camping, fishing and bicycling opportunities. Nearby major cities are Fargo (80 miles) and Winnipeg (150 miles). UND employee benefits are good - we don't pay anything for our health insurance - even a family plan.  You can take one class per semester tuition free.  We do get snow and cold in the winter, but we wear layers and have been thankful our winter has been milder than what the East Coast has endured.  Our summers are beautiful.  There is an active arts community.  UND is a Division I NCAA school, with hockey being especially popular.


Librarian for Instructional Design, Education and Research
The University of North Dakota Library of the Health Sciences, Grand Forks (www.undmedlibrary.org<http://www.undmedlibrary.org>), is seeking an innovative educator and librarian to provide leadership to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in the design and implementation of technology-based instructional programming. This person will work collaboratively with faculty and librarians to promote and develop new educational methodologies in the curricula of the medical and allied health programs of the school. The successful candidate will also lead the library in its educational programs and will guide the library in expanding partnerships with SMHS researchers.

The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences is a community-based medical school in Grand Forks with regional campuses in Bismarck, Fargo and Minot. In addition to the M.D. program, professional degrees are offered in physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical laboratory science, athletic training and physician assistant. The library also supports the programs of the College of Nursing, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, nutrition and dietetics, and social work.

Salary and qualifications
Hiring salary:  $60,000 - $65,000


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by April 15, 2014. Be sure to submit a cover letter, a resume, and names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.


Full job description, qualifications, and directions for application are at
https://und.edu/finance-operations/human-resources-payroll/careers/secure/job-openings-external.cfm?category=3000+Professional&AppliTrackJobId=500_37440&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

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Division Dean-Library & Academic Support, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA

POSITION:
Division Dean-Library & Academic Support - Academic Affairs Division
This is a full-time, Non-Unit Professional position.

Start Date: June, 2014
COMPENSATION: Salary Range: $79,694-$92,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package

Funding Source: State

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for the overall management and direction of library services, Center for Academic Program Support (Math, Writing and Tutoring Center) and the ESL support office. The Dean is responsible for budgeting, supervising, and ensuring the quality of services provided. The Dean will work with the staff to build a cohesive team, and will work collaboratively with the other division deans and the V.P. of Academic Affairs to ensure that needs are addressed in sustainable ways.

EXAMPLES OF
DUTIES: 1. An active participant in library consortia locally, regionally and statewide to ensure access to all available resources.
2. Maintains delivery of prompt, quality library resources and services to serve the diverse needs of administrators, faculty, students and the surrounding community.
3. Administers operations of library, CAPS, and ESL Support, including budget preparation, development and implementation of policy, assessment of user services/resources and personnel management.
4. Provides leadership and administrative oversight to the Center for Academic Support (CAPS) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Support Program.
5. Develops and implements long-range and strategic plans for library and academic support services to support the College's mission.
6. Assumes a leadership role in identifying new information technologies, resources and services relevant to the missions of the library and the academic support centers.
7. Fosters professional development for all staff members and advocates for the continuing development of the library.
8. Participates actively in College affairs in order to align library and academic support programs with institutional goals.
9. Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree or higher in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution; minimum of five years experience in academic libraries, with demonstrated management experience; leadership and management skills including a commitment to staff development; broad knowledge of current and emerging issues in librarianship and higher education; experience in developing and administering operating, acquisition, and equipment budgets; ability to articulate and implement an imaginative and flexible strategic plan for the library that incorporates an understanding of current and emerging technologies, the integration of information literacy into the curriculum, and assessment of library services; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to work successfully with a broad variety of constituents--administrators, faculty, students, community residents and members of library consortia; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Supervisory experience in a collective bargaining environment; success in acquiring grant support; experience working with academic support centers.

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.


- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B
Visa.
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online to:
www.hcc.edu/careers


Resume, Cover Letter and List of 3 Professional References with names, addresses, and phone numbers. (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.)

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning April 18, 2014 - Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

Website: www.hcc.edu

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Director of the Library, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield MA

Date:                                     March 21, 2014

Title of Position:              Director of Library 

Salary:                  $70s with benefits

Effective:                            June 2014


Position Overview: Reporting directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director provides leadership and direction in operation of the Jonathan Edwards Library.   Responsible for making appropriate library resources and services available to the college community and public.  Directs, organizes, and oversees all areas of operation.  Conducts appropriate planning, assessment, outreach, budget, personnel, and other administrative activities.  Supervises, equips, and furnishes the facility.  Works collaboratively with other members of various library consortia.  Identifies emerging trends; sets goals and objectives; serves as advocate for continued development and improvement of technologies, resources, and services to fulfill the mission of a 21st century community college library.

 

Required Qualifications:  MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution.  Minimum of five years professional (MLS/MLIS masters level) library work experience; academic library experience preferred. Demonstrated library management experience including, but not limited to, personnel supervision; budget preparation and management; assessment and planning; outreach; promotion of information literacy.  Demonstrated experience using technologies to provide and enhance library services. Excellent interpersonal skills and proficiency in oral and written communication.  Ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, administrators, community residents, and colleagues in other libraries and consortia.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated record of leadership and promotion of activities that engage and excite students about library resources, reading, and research in support of the college's focus on retention and student success. 

                                                                                                                                               

Application Procedures:  For consideration, submit cover letter, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three current professional references to Berkshire Community College, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or email to snichols@berkshirecc.edu.

 

Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2014 and continue until position is filled.

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Director of Library Services and Learning Center, Lincoln College of New England, Southington CT

This is a 12-month position that directs all library and learning center, including library information resources in a variety of formats, circulation, technical services, library automation, and reference services.

  • Prepares, administers, and library and learning center budgets
  • Ensures development and assessment of the libraries' bibliographic instruction program and the information management requirement competencies.
  • Provides leadership in balancing traditional library collections, methodologies, and services with those of the current digital environment and evolving technologies.
  • Prepares library sections of submissions to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions for Higher Education, programmatic accreditation agencies such as: Health Information, Dental Hygiene, Dental Chairside Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Assisting, Mortuary Science, Nutrition and the State of Connecticut.
  • Promotes student, faculty, administration, staff, and community use of library resources and services through advocacy and public relations initiatives.
  • Supervises library staff and promotes and facilitates library staff growth and development.
  • Coordinates with Lead Faculty to ensure excellence in service to students in the learning center.
  • Serves on college committees and task forces to support continuous improvement of the College's teaching and Learning endeavors
  • Conducts needs assessments as part of the strategic planning process for the College library and learning center.
  • Shares knowledge of current issues and trends facing higher education, including copyright, licensing, and incorporating technology into instruction.
  • Works in concert with academic leadership to design and implement programs to support the development of faculty, in particular in areas related to the teaching/learning process.

Qualifications:

  • Master's in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA institution and a minimum of three years of progressive administrative experience in academic libraries.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, budget management, and supervisory skills.
  • Commitment to providing excellent customer service and working collaboratively with faculty and staff.
  • A thorough knowledge of academic librarianship, ability to facilitate faculty development programs, and proficiency with state of the art technological innovations is essential.
  • Must be able to: coordinate and develop complex documents; write and deliver persuasive presentations; plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects in a team setting.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is essential. Knowledge of online library management systems and Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent is required.

Salary

Commensurate with experience.

 

Resumes should be directed to Kathryn Regjo at KRegjo@LincolnCollegeNE.edu, or to 2279 Mount Vernon Road, Southington, CT 06489.

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Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA, Los Angeles CA

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open Mar 18, 2014 through Apr 9, 2014
DESCRIPTION

Department: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian IV - Librarian V ($59,352 - $100,212)
Position Availability: Immediately


Application deadline is April 9, 2014.

Description of Institution and Library
One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica. Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools, the 419-acre campus features 163 buildings. UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees overall. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 28,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students. Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities. Among the faculty are fourteen Nobel Laureates, twelve Rhodes Scholars, ten National Medal of Science winners, a Fields Medal Winner, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and seventy-eight Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California's largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the seventh largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $14 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $11.9 billion economic impact for the state of California.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library-wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility (the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses) all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 300, and approximately 400 - 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library's annual budget is in excess of $44 million; more than $10 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library (http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/biomed/louise-m-darling-biomedical-library) is seeking an enthusiastic, outreach-oriented, and visionary Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Pacific Southwest Region NN/LM PSR (http://nnlm.gov/psr). Under a contract with the National Library of Medicine, the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves as the headquarters for the Pacific Southwest Region, one of eight regions in the NN/LM. The NN/LM PSR comprises Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin. The Associate Director of the NN/LM PSR is responsible for leadership, development, and administration of all regional services programs, from planning through evaluation phases, and oversees the effective participation of all PSR network members in the activities of the NN/LM. Reporting to the Director of the NN/LM PSR, who is the Associate University Librarian for Sciences and Director of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, the Associate Director also serves as an important and valued member of the UCLA Library leadership team.

In addition to the qualifications listed below, the successful candidate will bring a dedication to outreach; convey a conviction as to the importance of quality health information; be skilled in gathering disparate groups to solve problems; envision the future development and direction of the network; and empathize with, and advocate for the needs of regional constituents. A positive background check will be required.

Specific duties and responsibilities include
• Initiates, plans, implements, manages and evaluates regional programs;
• Represents NN/LM PSR at the national and regional levels;
• Maintains effective communications with all network members, the UCLA Library, and National Library of Medicine;
• Coordinates a regional advisory committee structure and resource library directors to plan strategic direction of regional programs;
• Prepares and manages annual budgets;
• Prepares programs objectives, annual, and quarterly reports;
• Directs, oversees and monitors ongoing outreach initiatives and award programs;
• Coordinates day-to-day operations;
• Supervises professional and support staff, currently 5.5 FTE;
• Ensures compliance with NLM financial and descriptive reporting requirements;
• Requires year round travel in the region.

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience);
• Minimum 10 years progressively responsible health science library experience, which includes 3 years of management, supervisory and project management experience;
• Evidence of strong administrative and leadership skills, including competence in budgeting, planning, organizing, and managing staff;
• Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills;
• Knowledge of the NN/LM, and of NLM products and services.

Desired Qualifications
• NN/LM experience;
• Network management experience;
• Outreach experience;
• Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries;
• Familiarity with national or regional health care and information policy;
• Grant and contract writing experience;
• Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) accreditation at a senior or higher level.

General Information
Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. This is a non-represented position. Within the UC System, most librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). As academic appointees, librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance is provided.


Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.


Candidates should apply by April 9, 2014 to be considered for this position. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA-compliant employer. Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Visit the UCLA Library Employment Opportunities Website at http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/employment.cfm.

REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTS

Cover Letter - Describing qualifications and experience.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. detailing education and relevant experience.
References - Names and contact information for at least three professional references, including current or previous supervisor; contact information only.
HOW TO APPLY

Create an ApplicantID
Provide required information and documents
If any, provide required reference information

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Biomedical Sciences Research Support Specialist, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Library, Denver CO

The University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Library - http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu seeks resourceful, energetic and innovative candidates to fill a new position as Biomedical Sciences Research Support Specialist, a non-tenure-track faculty position that primarily collaborates with and lends support to researchers on the Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC).  The successful candidate will assist in the planning, coordination, and promotion of the education and reference programs of the library to research departments, laboratories, and individual scientist within the CU AMC.

The CU Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dental Medicine, Public Health, the College of Nursing, the Graduate School, and the University of Colorado Hospital. Our $35 million, state-of-the-art library opened in October 2007, and is located at the crossroads of the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado Science and Technology Park.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Biomedical Sciences Research Support Specialist collaborates with and lends support to research departments, laboratories, and individual scientists within the CU AMC, and is pivotal to defining and expanding the Library's role in supporting the research mission of the university. With a demonstrated understanding of the work of laboratory scientists, the scientific process they apply, and the impact and potential of e-Science methodologies upon their research, the Research Support Specialist develops and provides training and professional library services in the use of biomedical knowledge management, information and data resources, tools, and e-Science strategies. The Research Support Specialist may help researchers manage their data, navigate the university's available data management, curation, and preservation landscape, and adhere to federal or other grant funding agencies' data management and public access policies and requirements. This position will work both as a team member and independently.

APPLICATIONS
Applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com<http://www.jobsatcu.com> , refer to job posting F01189 or link directly to the posting at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/80021
Review of applications will begin on April 7, 2014.  Deadline to apply is April 18th, 2014.

Questions should be directed to debra.silva@ucdenver.edu<mailto:debra.silva@ucdenver.edu>

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Instruction Librarian, B. Thomas Golisano Library, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester NY

Position: The Golisano Library is seeking candidates for the full-time, faculty-rank position of Instruction Librarian, available July 2014; this position is contingent on final budget approval in April.  Salary is determined based on educational background and relevant work experience.  The Instruction Librarian will report to the library's Director of Public Services, and will coordinate the design and implementation of the library's classroom and web-based instruction service.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and deliver course-related instruction sessions in both traditional classroom and online environments.  Some evening and/or weekend classes may be included.
  • Serve as a team leader and mentor for the librarians in designing and implementing classroom and web-based information fluency instruction.
  • Collaborate with the other librarians in establishing working partnerships with academic program faculty, to promote the development of a scaffold approach to the cultivation of information fluency within each academic program.
  • Coordinate systematic assessment of the library's instructional services, including periodic review of statements of philosophy and policy.
  • Maintain appropriate statistics concerning the library's instructional services.
  • Coordinate with the Operations Manager in scheduling of the Library Instruction Lab.
  • Participate in reference desk coverage and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Required: ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent.  A second graduate degree in an academic discipline, optimally teacher education, is helpful.
  • Required: at least two years professional-level library work experience that includes classroom and online instruction. 
  • The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to work in a team environment, excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills, and familiarity with ADA and Universal Design requirements.

Application Process:  Roberts Wesleyan College employees must fully support the institution's mission and values.  Prior to submitting an application, please review the following documents (available at www.roberts.edu/employment): RWC Mission StatementStatement of the Christian Vision, and Community Ethos Statement.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and considered until the position is filled.

Applicants should e-mail or mail the following: a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; and a completed RWC Application for Faculty Position (including full contact information for three references), available at www.roberts.edu/employment to:

Mr. Al Krober, Director of Library Services
B. Thomas Golisano Library
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1997
krobera@roberts.edu
585-594-6501

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Access to Resources Librarian, Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

Access to Resources Librarian & Assistant or Associate Professor (Job ID #40575)

UIC Library of the Health Sciences (Chicago)

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) seeks a faculty librarian to lead the Access to Resources Department in Chicago.

The Access to Resources Department provides local and remote access to information resources, both electronic and print, via a variety of user services, including circulation, reserves, document delivery, and interlibrary loan to the health sciences community.  In addition to providing leadership and supervision to a department of 11.5 FTE staff 
positions, the Access to Resources Librarian serves as the primary LHS Chicago administrator for initiatives that span the Library of the Health Sciences and provides liaison to operational units that support the University Library as a whole.  This position also oversees operations related to building security and maintenance after hours.

This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences, who serves as Associate Dean of Libraries and Director of GMR. This is a tenure system faculty position with research and publication expectations.

About the Library of the Health Sciences The Library of the Health Sciences supports education, research, and clinical practice in the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Applied Health Sciences, Pharmacy, and the School of Public Health; the 
UIC Medical Center Hospital and Outpatient Care Center, and other affiliated health care institutions. The Library has a local presence in Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana to support the UIC regional health science campuses located in those communities. The Library is the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR), and is one of the largest health 
sciences libraries in the United States.

Duties:
Specific responsibilities include:

•    Provide strategic leadership to the Access to Resources Department and develop and implement departmental priorities and goals.

•    Supervise and evaluate unit faculty and staff and oversee departmental operations.  Establish policies and procedures consistent with those observed by the State, the University and the Library.

•    Coordinate and collaborate with the Regional Head Librarians to design and implement projects, policies, and procedures.

•    Serve as a liaison to operational units that support the University Library as a whole, including Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) and Library Systems.

•    Compile and analyze data, prepare reports and recommendations, and implement reorganized or new programs.

•    Oversee operations related to building security and maintenance after hours, including deploying Security and Library staff, addressing emergency situations, overseeing police calls and incident reports, responding to facilities problems, and communicating outcomes to administrators and staff.

•    Serve on relevant library committees.

Other related duties as assigned or negotiated.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program; a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional library experience supervising, managing and leading staff; demonstrated success in effectively leading teams and collaborative activities; demonstrated 
leadership ability in chain of command and collaborative structures; evidence of good judgment and organizational skills; flexibility to work collaboratively in a team environment; knowledge of emergent library roles and service initiatives; strong user-focused services orientation; excellent written communication and interpersonal skills; familiarity with computer applications and statistical software; demonstrated ability to meet University standards in research, publication and professional service commensurate with tenure; and ability to travel.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

Professional library experience in the health sciences; subject background in the health sciences; experience executing user-centered projects that improved services.

SALARY/RANK/CONTRACT: Faculty status position. Salary and rank dependent 
upon qualifications and experience. $70,000 minimum. Salaries are competitive and based on education and experience; twelve month appointment; 24 days vacation; two weeks annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be 
purchased); a dental plan is available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required.

For fullest consideration apply by April 11th, with cover letter, supporting resume and the name and address of at least three references.All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.eduUIC is an AA/EOE

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Health Sciences Collections and Technology Librarian, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI

Position
Health Sciences Collections and Technology Librarian, Librarian I
 
Position Summary
The migration of health sciences library resources to digital formats opens up opportunities for quantitative as well as qualitative management. As  a member of the six-librarian Health Sciences Group , the librarian in this position would work side-by-side with current health science college liaison librarians to ensure the most efficient and effective contribution by the library to teaching and research needs. Analysis of digital resource use will support informed, flexible and responsive decision-making. Activities of this librarian would include management of the million-dollar plus medical materials budget, based on factors such as cost-per-use reports, impact factor, analysis of user choices on the web site, and understanding of citation patterns by faculty authors; development of reports including contributing to national reporting norms such as the annual AAHSL Statistics, or in support of accreditation reviews; analysis of the growing use of resources on mobile and handheld devices; analysis of patterns of use for new media such as video and images, including images used for coursepacks and class tutorials; advice to faculty about grant-seeking, data management and data curation; and general assessment of outcomes that involve library resources. It is critical that this librarian understand the overall strategy for delivering health science library resources at MSU, work collaboratively and effectively with all health science liaisons, and balance competing needs within the available materials budget. This librarian would also have a limited liaison function, for example to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and would participate in reference and information literacy as those relate to the health sciences and share responsibility with other health sciences librarians for helping faculty and students with database searching for grants and systematic reviews. 

The successful candidate must be broadly focused and adventurous enough to expand or shift their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs, as well as participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on the needs of the library and candidate interests.  Some evening and weekend hours may be required. 

Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned.
 
Michigan State University Libraries serve more the 4,900 faculty, 36,000 undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres. The Main Library and 4 branch libraries have combined holdings of over 5 million volumes. East Lansing is a community of 50,000 located adjacent to Lansing, the State capital.

Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Knowledge or background in health sciences information (coursework, degree or practical experience). Excellent oral and written communication skills; outstanding interpersonal communication skills including the ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment; exceptional commitment to customer service; ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff; ability to work collaboratively and independently; ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs; attention to detail; preparation and commitment to conducting independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment; capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.

Desired Qualifications
Experience with health sciences collection management including collection analysis.

Closing Date
5pm on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Special Instructions to Applicants
Minimum $50,000; MSU provides generous fringe benefits.
Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume and names, addresses and email addresses of three references tohttps://jobs.msu.edu posting number 9207.  

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Collection Development Librarian, Keene State College, Keene NH

Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking applications for a Collection Development Librarian. Under the administrative review of the Dean of the Library, the Collection Development Librarian provides leadership and coordination for the Library's collection assessment and development activities in support of the college's curriculum and the Mason Library's mission. Position has a start date of July 1, 2014.

The successful candidate in this position will collaboratively develop and implement library policies and strategies regarding collections, oversees budget allocations, coordinate the selection, acquisition, maintenance and licensing of resources and provide supervision for staff.  As a faculty member this position participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the library's programs, engages in scholarly activities, and Library and campus-wide service. We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who will contribute to the College's ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens.

Specific Responsibilities
Leads and coordinates the Library's collection development activities;
Identifies and shares best practices and trends regarding library collections;
Develops qualitative and quantitative methods of assessing the value and effectiveness of the Library's collection in support of student learning and the College's curriculum;
Analyzes and reports on data and trends regarding collection growth, usage, material costs, expenditures, etc. to develop innovative collection strategies;
Assesses library collections in conjunction with accreditation, external reviews of academic programs, and proposals of new programs, majors, minors, and certificates;
Develops and implements library policies regarding collections;
Allocates and manages the library acquisitions budget;
Identifies and maintains opportunities for consortial partnerships;
Negotiates with publishers, vendors, subscription and consortia purchasing agents, to approve licenses and package purchasing and renewals;
Supervises staff.

In addition to the above duties/responsibilities:
Library Faculty Responsibilities:
Participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the Library's programs;
Participates in liaison program;
Provides services that contribute to student learning;
Selects and evaluates library resources;
Engages in scholarly activities;
Engages in library and campus-wide service.

Qualifications Required: Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent by time of appointment; experience assessing and developing library collections; demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment; proven organizational, interpersonal, communication skills; supervisory experience; experience or coursework in teaching.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience managing a budget; experience negotiating contracts and licenses for library acquisitions; working in an academic library; experience or coursework in qualitative and quantitative data collection methods.  This position has all responsibilities associated with faculty rank and tenure and will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Salary will be based on Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement, and is $61,720 minimum for the rank of Assistant Professor for fall 2013.

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=xxxxx

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
•       Letter of application addressing the responsibilities including the required and desirable qualifications
•       Curriculum Vitae
•       Teaching Philosophy (300 words or less)
•       Contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the college's discretion. For full consideration, please submit application materials by April 7, 2014.

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Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as assistant professor/librarian for the Sciences in the Reference Services Department of Gulf Coast Library in the University Libraries to begin in June/July 2014.

 

(1)   Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Sciences  

 

The Reference Librarian for Sciences is a member of  the Reference Department and is responsible for providing general and subject-specific instruction and research services using current technologies and information resources in print and electronic formats, and cultivating partnerships through active liaison work with faculty and students by promoting library services and resources in the following subject areas:  Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Geology and Nursing. 

 

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • ·         Serves as primary contact between the Libraries and the College of Science & Technology and College of Nursing with regard to supporting the colleges' research and instructional needs
  • Provides reference and directional assistance to all library users, in-person, by telephone and via electronic communication methods
  • Provides instruction in the use of research resources through individual research consultations and formal class presentations
  • Serves as bibliographer for assigned academic departments within the assigned college
  • Prepares bibliographies, user guides, tutorials and other research resources as needed
  • Creates and maintains Web content for selected subject areas and throughout the Libraries' website, as assigned
  • Maintains knowledge and skills related to research resources and their delivery
  • Provides service to the Libraries, the university, the profession and the community to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
  • Engages in research and scholarly activity to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
  • Works evenings, weekends and holidays in rotation with Reference Services Department personnel
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association is required
  • An undergraduate degree in one of the core sciences with at least one year of professional experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated experience using online databases and other types of research resources
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the concepts and skills of information research in both formal and informal settings

 

 

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of research resources in the sciences
  • Demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library
  • Experience or interest in developing outreach programs that engage faculty and students with library research resources

 

 

To read the full job announcement and to apply for the position, visit http://jobs.usm.edu.

 

 

(1)   Reference Librarian for Sciences, http://jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54379

 

 

 

Review of applications begins April 4, 2014; however, applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

 

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Director, Wylie House Museum, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Bloomington IN

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve as Director of the Wylie House Museum.  The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies.

 

The Wylie House Museum (http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie/index.html) is a historic house museum owned and operated by Indiana University and is a part of the IUB Libraries.  Built in 1835, it was the home of Andrew Wylie, first president of Indiana University, and his family.  It houses an outstanding collection of early to mid-19th century American furnishings, including many Wylie family artifacts.  The University Archives, which is also part of the IUB Libraries, holds a large collection of Wylie family letters and personal papers.

 

The museum utilizes its resources--buildings, collections, landscape and archives--and an ongoing systematic historical research program as the catalysts to collect, preserve and interpret the history and culture of Indiana University and Monroe County, IN for the local community and the general public. The Museum actively supports the teaching and research mission of the university by working with the teaching faculty to integrate the museum into the curriculum and by supervising student interns.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries, the individual in this position will:

  •          Be responsible for the overall direction of the museum and its programs. 
  •          Collaborate with other IUB Libraries units and the wider university community to develop meaningful educational opportunities and public programs.
  •          Engage with faculty and students in interdisciplinary research and teaching activities that relate to the Museum and will be responsible to engage multiple, diverse publics as s/he develops exhibitions and public programs.
  •          Expand connections with community groups and local, national and international organizations. 
  •          Be responsible for the operating budget of the Museum including proper management and utilization of fund accounts.
  •          Be responsible for attracting private, public, and foundation support to bring the museum to new levels of public service, research, and instruction.
  •          Work with donors and volunteers to improve the reputation, service and appearance of the museum.
  •          Be responsible for the care of artifacts, photographs, documents, and oral histories that comprise the collection. 
  •          Hire, train, and supervise the staff and volunteers who contribute to the efficient operation and future growth of the museum, and coordinate programs with other institutions.
  •          Represent the Libraries on local, regional, national, and international committees.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  •          Master's degree in historic preservation, museum studies, library science, or related field.  A combination of relevant education and/or experience will be considered
  •          A minimum of two years of successful experience in an academic or research library, a museum, or a historical center
  •          Knowledge of historic preservation and museum studies; knowledge of current preservation and conservation issues and technologies
  •          Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services
  •          Training and teaching skills
  •          Familiarity with collection development
  •          Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse populations of faculty, students, and academic colleagues; Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues
  •          Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  •          Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  •          Innovative and creative thinker
  •          Ability to plan and prioritize
  •          Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred

  •          Supervisory experience
  •          Development and grant writing experience
  •          Familiarity with development and maintenance of heirloom gardens
  •          Experience working effectively as part of or leading committees, local agencies, boards of directors, etc.

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan.  This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves.  For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

 

Website: http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/index.html

Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

Brochure:  http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf

 

TO APPLY

Applications will be accepted through April 18, 2014.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:  https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.  Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: 

 

Jennifer Chaffin

Director of Human Resources

Libraries Human Resources

Herman B Wells Library 201

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone:  812-855-8196

Fax:  812-855-2576

E-mail: libpers@indiana.edu

 

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington, go to http://www.iub.edu

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Affiliate Assistant Librarian and Pauline A. Young Resident Manuscripts and Archives Department, University of Delaware, Newark DE

 #101947 Affiliate Assistant Librarian and Pauline A. Young Resident (Pay Grade 29E) Manuscripts and Archives Department


DEADLINE:  April 15, 2014


Description: The Pauline A. Young Residency is a two-year appointment offering recent graduates of an ALA-accredited library/information science program professional experience in a technology-rich, academic research library. The Residency is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Resident as well as the service and operational priorities of the Library. The 2014-2016 Residency will feature work in the Manuscripts and Archives Department on a major description and access project promoting discovery of all archival holdings. Using archival description standards appropriate to national and international practice, the Resident will create appropriate item- or collection-level records for all archival holdings not currently described. The work will include creation of new EAD-XML records as well as migration or retrospective conversion from legacy finding aids (paper, word-processed, Access database, and HTML files). The Resident will assist with new implementation of Archives Space and an XTF platform for online finding aids. Additional goals of this description and access project are to repurpose archival metadata for MARC, Dublin Core, or other emerging datasets, and to pursue outreach through Wikipedia submissions, EAC-CPF records, blog entries, and other initiatives. Please see current finding aids at http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec.


Reporting to the Head, Manuscripts and Archives Department, the Resident will work closely with other colleagues in the same department as well as in the Special Collections Department, the Metadata Services Department, and the Library Data and Server Management Department. The Residency features orientation to all library areas, mentoring, committee service, and support for travel to professional meetings and conferences. The purpose of the Residency is to increase the diversity of professional staff at the University of Delaware Library and to encourage the involvement of under-represented racial and ethnic minorities in academic and research library special collections librarianship. The Residency forms one part of the Library's affirmative action plan and reflects the University of Delaware's strong commitment to affirmative action. More information about the Residency program is available online at http://www2.lib.udel.edu/personnel/residency/


Qualifications: Recent graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archival administration. Knowledge of historical research methods and advanced study in any of the broad subject areas represented in the University of Delaware Library special collections. Awareness of national trends in archival description. Working knowledge of XML and XSLT. Strong computer application skills (Access, Excel). Ability to perform physical activities associated with archival environments and to tolerate dust and inactive mold spores. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently with self-motivation to meet productivity goals. Ability to contribute to team-based development of policies and procedures for description practices. Ability to work closely with colleagues and library users from diverse backgrounds. Members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Preferred: Familiarity with efficient processing and description procedures for large manuscript collections (MP/LP). Familiarity with Dublin Core, METS, MODS, EAC-CPF, VIAF, etc. Experience with DACS, EAD-XML, MARC and other metadata standards. Experience with Omeka. Experience supervising students or staff.


General Information: Serving over 21,000 students, the University of Delaware provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels, is a national model for the integration of technology, and has a beautiful campus located an hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York and Washington, D.C. The Library makes accessible a broad range of electronic resources, including approximately 50,000 electronic and print journals, over 370 databases and over 26,000 videos. Library collections include 2.8 million volumes. The Library has 275 public access workstations and 200 laptop connections as well as wireless access. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, the OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, CIRLA, NERL, and LYRASIS. More information about the Library is available online at: http://www.udel.edu/library


The holdings of the special collections and manuscripts and archives departments of the University of Delaware Library include books, manuscripts, maps, prints, photographs, broadsides, periodicals, pamphlets, ephemera, and realia from the fifteenth century to the present. Printed collections number more than 200,000 titles and manuscript collections more than 6,000 linear feet. The collections complement the University's teaching programs and Library's general collections with particular strengths in the subject areas of the Arts; English, Irish, and American literature; history and Delawareana; horticulture and the history of science and technology. The special collections and manuscripts and archives departments have an active exhibition program and are engaged in several ongoing Web-related activities, including online finding aids for manuscript and archival collections, online exhibits and a blog, digitization of selected collections, and support for interdisciplinary digital humanities projects. Additional information about the special collections and manuscripts and archives departments is available online at http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec. The University of Delaware Library is a member of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) and is participating for the second time in a CLIR hidden collections processing grant to increase access to manuscript and archival collections.


Salary: $45,600.  Appointment at the entry-level rank of Affiliate Assistant Librarian.


Benefits: Vacation of 22 working days. Liberal sick leave. Generous flexible benefits program.  TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary contributed by the University.  Tuition remission for dependents and course fee waiver for employee.  University benefits information is available at http://www.udel.edu/Benefits/index.html. Library rank and promotion information available online at http://www2.lib.udel.edu/personnel/promo.htm


To Apply: Include cover letter and resume, and the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs by April 15, 2014.

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Access Services Evening/Weekend Supervisor, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

The Access Services Night/Weekend Supervisor is responsible for coordinating library public services and delivering exceptional customer service during the weekend and overnight hours as well as ensuring appropriate access to and security of the LITS complex.  This is a full-time, year round position. This position is additionally responsible for the project planning and implementation of all library shifts of materials as the collection changes and grows.

Qualified candidates should have two years of previous library experience using library technologies; a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience; a strong record of exceptional customer service/public service skills; excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills; and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

To view the full job description and apply for this position, go to http://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu and submit a letter of interest and resume.

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Access Services Librarian, Clark University, Worcester MA

Clark University's Robert H. Goddard Library seeks a new Access Services Librarian who will oversee circulation services, course reserves, and stacks maintenance in a strongly user-centric library. Reporting to the Head of Public Services, he/she is responsible for hiring, training, scheduling and supervising Access Services students. He/she also supervises 2.5 non-exempt circulation and reserves staff members.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: keeping the Library open and staffed during all scheduled hours; responsible for explaining policies, making decisions related to access, and trouble-shooting service-related problems; serve as a model of positive and helpful service for staff and students; provide reference services and/or library instruction in collaboration with the reference librarians and, as appropriate, participates in scheduled Library programming.
Requirements include: ALA-accredited MLS; related academic library public services experience, either at the professional or paraprofessional level; excellent interpersonal, customer service and communication skills, particularly demonstrated within a diverse populations; strong service orientation and work style that is approachable, respectful, and personable; experience with a variety of library systems, databases, and resources; and supervisory experience of regular and/or student workers.
Preferred qualifications include: demonstrated strong technology and troubleshooting skills; ability to collaborate and to work independently with attention to detail; and ability to interact effectively and work productively and cooperatively in planning, organizing and supervising the work of others
This is a full-time position. Outstanding benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, generous vacation leave, family tuition benefits and many more. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please send cover letter and resume to: Clark University, Human Resources, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610 or preferably e-mail materials to: resumes@clarku.edu.
AA/EOE Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply.
Resumes may be submitted at:  resumes@clarku.edu.
In lieu of a resume, an Application for Employment may be printed and faxed to: 508-793-8809.

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Instructional Services Librarian, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley CO

The Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) [library.unco.edu] seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Instructional Services Librarian and Assistant Professor of University Libraries, position number F99925. This is a contract-renewable position that reports to the Head of Instructional Services.

The Instructional Services Department is committed to facilitating dynamic, learner-centered experiences for all students as part of its innovative approach to curriculum design. The successful candidate is responsible for teaching face-to-face and online as part of a well-established, robust credit-bearing information literacy program. Instructional Services librarians develop and deliver one-time, course-integrated instruction sessions to undergraduate students using innovative, active-learning techniques.  The individual in this position will engage students by creating web guides, tutorials, and digital learning objects.  The successful candidate will participate in assessment to support the continuous improvement of the instructional program and demonstrate the Libraries' impact on student learning to stakeholders.  The individual will also contribute to various outreach activities to cultivate campus and community partnerships. This position offers opportunities for innovation and professional growth in areas that may include curriculum development, special programming, liaison activities, collection development, and classroom assessment.  The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively, work collaboratively with the instruction team and other departments, and prioritize work assignments within a vibrant and stimulating environment.

Additional information about the Instructional Services Department can be found at: http://library.unco.edu/instruct/index.htm.   

REQUIRED:

  • Earned master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program by start date
  • Experience teaching in an academic library or higher education setting
  • Familiarity with information literacy theory, practice, or assessment

PREFERRED:

  • Experience teaching credit-bearing courses
  • Experience developing credit-bearing information literacy courses or online modules
  • Experience implementing or facilitating outreach activities to stakeholders 
  • Experience with creating digital learning objects or tutorials

Salary minimum: $48,000.  The starting date is July 1, 2014 (negotiable).

Screening of applications will begin on March 31, 2014.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Applicants must complete an online application form and attach a letter of application, highlighting suitability for the position, and curriculum vitae, including names of three references with their mail and email addresses and telephone numbers.  Apply online at http://careers.unco.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51970   

For questions contact Joan Lamborn, Associate Dean, University Libraries, 970-351-2601, joan.lamborn@unco.edu.

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Head of Public Services, Clark University, Worcester MA

Clark University seeks a forward-thinking, collaborative and service-oriented leader for the position of Head of Public Services to continue the Robert H. Goddard Library's commitment to quality, user-centric reference, instruction, access and interlibrary loan services into the 21st century. This position reports to the University Librarian.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: participate in and provide primary vision for reference and instruction as well as overseeing interlibrary loan and access services, including circulation and reserves; provide positive leadership and have the capacity to thrive in an environment of change and to foster that in others; supervise three librarians and 2.5 non-exempt staff; and responsible for analyzing, planning, and implementing strategies for new and improved services in the context of our small, liberal-arts research university.
Requirements include: graduate degree in library/information science from ALA-accredited institution; five years of progressively responsible reference, instruction, and public services experience in an academic library; demonstrated knowledge of and experience with current and emerging trends, technologies, and best practices related to library reference, instructional, and public services; demonstrated leadership and analytical skills and a strong commitment to service excellence; and supervisory experience of regular and/or student employees.
Preferred qualifications include: ability and willingness to lead and to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff; and familiarity with social media, Web 2.0, and other current and evolving communication technologies.
This is a full-time position. Outstanding benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, generous vacation leave, family tuition benefits and many more. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please send cover letter and resume to: Clark University, Human Resources, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610 or preferably e-mail materials to: resumes@clarku.edu.
AA/EOE Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply.
Resumes may be submitted at:  resumes@clarku.edu.
In lieu of a resume, an Application for Employment may be printed and faxed to: 508-793-8809.

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Information Technology Technical Associate (Digital Library Applications Developer), University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

Job Summary

Provide technical and programming expertise to build the administrative and public interfaces of the Chicago Collections Consortium (CCC) Chicago Portal using the Django web application framework.  The Digital Library Applications Developer will write code for both user interfaces, participate in testing throughout the development process and work to ensure that development is completed successfully within project deadlines.

 

About the Chicago Collections Consortium Portal

The Chicago Portal will provide integrated access to special collections materials about the Chicago region at more than a dozen research institutions, including the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Chicago Public Library, The Chicago History Museum, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago and others. The Portal will make Chicago history easily available to college students, seasoned researchers, school children, amateur historians, and the general public.

 

The CCC Portal will consist of an administrative interface built in Django and accessible to librarians and archivists at all CCC member institutions. The Portal public interface, also built in Django, will rely on the eXtensible Text Framework (XTF) digital library platform.

Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)

  • Implement functional specifications, data model, and wireframe screen designs using the Django web application framework.
  • Work closely with the Senior Digital Library Application Developer and the CCC Portal Manager to ensure that development is on track with grant funder's schedule.
  • Write code to process large-scale deposit and processing of metadata files and digital media files.
  • Write fully accessible HTML for both administrative and public user interfaces.
  • Fully document code and processes.
  • Participate in iterative testing and integration of user feedback throughout the development process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

1.Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:                            

  a. aprogressively more responsible work experience in IT-related profession             

   b. college coursework in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:

               i.        60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one yea

               ii.        90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two years.

                Demonstrated knowledge of web application development and data modeling, including skills in Web application frameworks (Django, Ruby on Rails), JavaScript, XML/XSLT, working with relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle), and using database query tools.

                Demonstrated knowledge of object-oriented software development using Python or Java

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (computer science, information science, or closely related field preferred); advanced degree in computer or information science, or ALA-accredited MLS is preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in object-oriented development using Python or Java and in developing applications that interact with MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle databases using XHTML, CSS 2, JavaScript, and XML/XSLT.
  • Experience building complex database-driven Web sites with a Web applications development framework; experience using Django preferred.
  • Experience with JavaScript libraries such as jQuery.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment and the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to support to a user-centered service in a fast-paced, culturally diverse higher education environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with Ajax.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience designing and maintaining relational databases preferred.
  • Experience designing and administering relational databases built in MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, or Oracle.
  • Experience maintaining systems to manage and transform data in multiple formats.
  • Experience working in the context of a software development methodology (e.g., agile)
  • Experience working with LAMP or variant environments.
  • Knowledge of information technology accessibility issues and techniques
  • Knowledge of library practices.

 

General office environment. Regular travel not expected but may occur occasionally around previously scheduled events. Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and fingering for working with computer keyboards.

 

UIC has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. UIC especially welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University's research, teaching, and GreatCities mission.

 

Salary: Minimum $55,000

To Apply: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=40079&job=information-technology-technical-associate-digital-library-applications-developer-university-library

For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the Proceed to Application button below AND submit an Exam Request for Technical Associate (University Library)

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Associate University Librarian for Finance, Planning, and Assessment, University of Connecticut Libraries, Storrs CT

Job ID: 2014456
Location: Storrs Campus

This is a senior management position, reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries, with direct responsibility for providing leadership and oversight in assuring effective and efficient management of all University of Connecticut Libraries (UCL) financial resources, and for guiding the strategic planning process through constituent engagement and a wide variety of data collection and assessment activities. This position will be actively engaged in the development, implementation and evaluation of Library goals and objectives. She/he will serve as a member of the Vice Provost Council which is responsible for the overall success of the University Libraries in meeting the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University of Connecticut.

The individual chosen for this position will have a clear understanding of both the challenges and the opportunities inherent in the rapidly changing landscape of academic libraries and higher education today.

The University of Connecticut system includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, where this position is located, five regional campuses throughout the state, a Law School, and Medical and Dental Schools at its Health Center. UConn's 14 schools and colleges offer 8 undergraduate degrees in 102 majors, 17 graduate degrees in 88 fields of study, and 5 professional graduate programs. In 2011-2012, 5,149 bachelor's, 1,573 master's, 341 Ph.D., 234 J.D./LL.M., 94 Pharm.D., 87 M.D., and 47 D.D.S. degrees were awarded. The University is achieving new heights of academic success - doubling research grants, attracting top students, and offering programs that continue to grow in prestige. Its faculty members today comprise leaders in their field on the national and international levels.

Budget:
1. Conducts major personnel decisions including supervising, evaluation, training of accounting and purchasing personnel.
2. Prepare short and long-term budget forecasts including recommending and implementing budget adjustments.
3. Prepare standard and targeted budget reports that allow for managerial decision making at regular intervals or on demand.
4. Direct and participate in the timely submission of annually required budget allocation, categorization of reserves, projections and fiscal year close documents.
5. Provide leadership and training appropriate UCL staff regarding budget, revenues, expense allocations, operations and reports.
6. Set budget allocations for each for each functional area (e.g., collections, facilities, etc) and monitor expenditures across multiple accounts, including foundation and endowment accounts.

Strategic Planning:
1. Work closely with other UCL leadership to identify, refine and implement strategic goals that reflect the mission, vision and core values of the organization.
2. Oversee and coordinate the development of strategic planning initiatives including prioritization of human and technical resources needed to accomplish the goals.
3. Provide guidance and support for the UCL Planning Team.
4. Work in consultation with the AUL for Administrative Services and Facilities to develop 1-5 year staff hiring plans based on strategic goals, objectives and funding.
5. Supervise the UCL Communications and Public Outreach staff to execute and monitor the communication plan and to assure the completion of Vice Provost's Office official material (e.g., Annual Report).

Project Management:
1. Serve as principal point of contact between Vice Provost Council and cross functional project leaders in order to facilitate communication, determine acceptable risks and maintain reasonable completion dates.
2. Develop and establish project management tools and guidelines that support successful project implementation.
3. Direct and integrate project priorities into strategic planning goals and other library initiatives so that efforts are cohesive and effective across the organization.

Assessment:
1. Identify and participate in the development and assessment of key success indicators.
2. Coordinate the gathering and submission of ARL statistics and other statistical requests on a regular basis.
3. Lead the deployment of user experience tools such as LibQual on a regular basis.
4. Provide guidance and support for the UCL Survey and Assessment Team.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Masters degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
2. Seven years of experience in an academic or research library with a proven record of leadership and demonstrated ability to manage complex processes and staff.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of budget and accounting practices.
4. Experience in the use of survey, assessment, and data analysis methodologies and tools.
5. Experience leading strategic planning processes.
6. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
7. Collaborative working style with excellent project management and problem solving skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience which demonstrates knowledge of current purchasing, licensing, and accounting practices for library acquisitions.
2. Working knowledge of Integrated Library Systems.

This is a full-time, management-exempt position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment.

Applications should be submitted online using Husky Hire at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/ and include a cover letter, detailed resume providing evidence of a distinguished record of librarianship and scholarly achievement, and contact information for three references. Nominations and confidential inquires should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@lib.uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by April 19, 2014. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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STEM Library Director, Olin College of Engineering, Needham MA

STEM Library Director: Innovator ~ Creator ~ Community Integrator ~ Partnership Architect

 

 

Is this you?

 

Olin College of Engineering has a unique opportunity for a dynamic, forward-thinking, creative Library Director to provide direction and leadership to support Olin's vision for the future. Olin is more than a college, it's a cause. As the world's only engineering lab school devoted to changing the way engineering is taught, Olin is different than any other engineering college on the planet and is making waves. The engineering curriculum is infused with study of the arts, humanities and social sciences, and entrepreneurship, and students learn through project-based, collaborative endeavors while gaining experience by presenting and communicating their work to others. Since it first opened its doors a decade ago, Olin has succeeded by all measures - attracting top students, achieving gender balance in a field where only 19% of students are women, graduating highly sought after alumni, rising to the top of rankings, and receiving the country's top prize for innovation in engineering education.  Located west of Boston in Needham, Massachusetts, we're perfectly positioned to take advantage of one of the most exciting urban centers in the world.

 

Our library is currently an active learning space, open 24/7, serving a community which uses information to drive innovation through access to virtual resources, printed media - onsite and through exchanges - as well as realia that include materials samples and hand tools.  Library staff members not only provide outstanding service but also work closely with faculty, students and other college staff to achieve Olin's mission to catalyze change in undergraduate engineering education.  Bring your STEM expertise, technological savvy, affinity for disruptive change & management skills along with your passion for teaching & learning to this high touch, deep virtual, and broadly connected library.

What comes next for our Library - seamless curricular integration, new learning modalities, maker spaces where information drives realization? Apply to join an amazing community and help answer these questions.

 

 

 

Department:    Library                                                    

Date: March 10, 2014

 

Position Title:                 DIRECTOR                                        

Band: Exempt

 

Normal work hrs:           40 hours per week, Mon.- Fri., 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

           

Immediate Supervisor:            Provost

 

 

Overview:

 

Olin College of Engineering strives to provide the most innovative engineering education to the brightest and most enterprising students. Our programs emphasize inquiry-based learning and team-based projects in a community of engaged, self-directed learners, where Olin students, faculty and staff work together to support the mission of the College. We seek hard working and adaptable staff who can make significant contributions to the College's commitment to bringing fundamental change to engineering education, who can multi-task, who can see the big picture and reprioritize their work accordingly, who can work unsupervised and take initiative, who see themselves as an important individual within a spirited and dedicated team, and who conduct themselves professionally.

 

Duties:

Job summary:

 

Olin College of Engineering is currently recruiting a dynamic, forward-thinking, creative Library Director. Bring your STEM expertise, technological savvy, affinity for disruptive change & management skills along with your passion for teaching & learning to this high touch, deep virtual, and broadly connected library. Our library is an active learning and doing space, open 24/7, serving a community which uses information to drive innovation through access to virtual resources, printed media - onsite and through exchanges - as well as realia that include materials samples and hand tools.  Library staff members not only provide outstanding service but also work closely with faculty, students and other college staff to achieve Olin's mission to catalyze change in undergraduate engineering education. 

 

Responsibilities:

 

•           Establish forward thinking long-term goals, policies, and procedures for the library in accordance with the institution's mission and goals.

•           Provide leadership and management to transform the Olin library into and active learning and doing space.

•           Collaborate with Olin's faculty, staff and students to assess, create, oversee and leverage innovative collections. Maintain vendor relationships, participate in consortia for resource sharing and develop/utilize new models to obtain resources.

•           Work collaboratively with faculty and staff in developing, supporting and delivering Olin's engineering education.

•           Take a leadership role in Babson-Olin-Wellesley Libraries partnership initiatives as well as general Three-College Collaboration initiatives. 

•           Prepare and recommend annual budget; monitor budget expenditures; solicit alternative funding sources; assist with grant preparation and writing.

•           Deliver information services through reference, bibliographic instruction, searching of electronic resources, and through the creation of research and collection guides.

•           Manage data archival initiatives, repositories and long-term digital storage, software solution development and cloud computing

•           Recruit, hire, manage, train, and evaluate staff; promote staff development activities.

•           Lead and actively participate in professional organizations that directly impact the library's evolution and the professional development of the staff.

•           Serve as campus contact for copyright and Intellectual Property queries, raise awareness of copyright issues in classrooms and with materials, facilitate the negotiation of intellectual rights management and obtaining of permissions.

•           Other duties, assigned.

 

Supervises: Library Staff - currently 2 FTE plus student workers

 

Competencies:

 

•           Management of disruptive change

•           Innovation

•           Vision

•           Leadership

•           Scholarly communications

•           Speaking/writing/teaching

•           Open access management

•           Entrepreneurship

•           Budget management

•           Customer service excellence

•           Creativity and fluidity

•           Clear and Timely Communication

•           Teamwork

 

 

            Job Requirements:  

 

•           M.L.S Degree or relevant advanced degree.

•           Five + years of library management experience. 

•           Science and/or engineering subject expertise. Familiarity with resources and research approaches in other areas, including the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

•           Experience in developing new services.

•           The ability to manage projects and people in an environment of continuous change and improvement.

•           A clear vision of how information services can contribute to a learning community.

•           A proven, strong service orientation.

•           An understanding of trends in informational and educational technology.

•           The ability to oversee, develop and deliver instructional services.

•           Expertise in the application of technology to information utilization and management a plus.  STEM Library Director: Innovator ~ Creator ~ Community Integrator ~ Partnership Architect

 

 To Apply: http://www.olin.edu/join-community/staff/

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P/T Learning Resource Center Technician, Education Affiliates, Staten Island NY

Education Affiliates is seeking by the end of March 2014 a part-time Library Resource Center (LRC) Technician to work Monday-Friday from 5PM-10PM and Saturdays from 10AM-3PM, although schedules may change depending on the needs of the LRC. The LRC Technician assists the LRC Manager in assisting faculty and students in using the LRC resources, printing documents, and other duties as required.  This is a part-time non-exempt position.  Resume and cover letter to:  judy.lee@edaff.com

Qualifications

  • Current enrollment or completion in an American Library Association Master's of Library Science Program (ALA-MLS).
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office including Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint
  • On-going usage of electronic databases, The Internet, and social media.
  • Excellent communication, creative and critical thinking, organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to frequently work independently without direct supervision.
  • Professional attitude.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Exposure to healthcare databases.
  • Cataloging print and non-print resources.
  • Previous work experience in a library, including knowledge of LibGuides.
  • Experience creating brochures and/or handouts for a library or an office.

 

Responsibilities

  • Performs tasks assigned by the LRC Manager.
  • Works as a team with LRC Manager and work-study student on collection development and maintaining the resources in the LRC.
  • Abides by and enforces the policies of the LRC, college, and Education Affiliates.
  • Maintains good relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Creates and maintains student printing accounts and Resource Mate circulation accounts.
  • Assists LRC Manager with printing and Campuslink password and syllabi issues.
  • Handles as need library orientations for students and new faculty.
  • Keeps statistics on library usage.
  • Keeps LRC Manager informed student computers and other developments daily.
  • Answers basic reference and research questions using print resources and/or online databases.
  • Catalogs new library resources.
  • Circulates library materials.
  • Records library journals.
  • Works with LRC Manager to create PowerPoint presentations, brochures, and handouts.
  • Adds to LRC's libguides and updates LRC's social media as directed by the LRC Manager.
  • Coordinates with LRC Manager distributing and inputting data from National LRC's survey.

 

 

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Director of Library Services, Newbury College, Brookline MA

Newbury is an undergraduate college that integrates career education with the study of liberal arts.  We endeavor to graduate students who are professionally competent, ethically aware, socially responsible, and prepared for lifelong learning.

 

The College features small classes and is seeking faculty and staff members who have a proven commitment to higher education. Newbury's campus is nestled in a desirable city neighborhood just minutes away from downtown Boston's educational, cultural and social attractions.

 

Newbury College strives to create a welcoming and supportive environment for our community. We are committed to the development of our faculty and staff and acknowledge that you are critical to our students' success and the delivery of our mission.

 

Overview:  Newbury College is looking for a Director of Library Services who can lead the library in a new age of redesigned library form and function, advancing innovations in the integration of technology, electronic resources, academic content, information literacy, physical space and the multiplicity of educational needs of faculty and students.  The Library is positioned to be a hub of intellectual exchange, dedicated to supporting the academic vitality of the college community.

 

Responsibitlies:  Develops and implements the strategic goals of the library.  Manages operations and establishes policies, procedures, goals and objectives for library staff.  Maintains a high level of professionalism in the delivery of services to students, staff and faculty.  Works with administration and faculty to ensure that library resources are meeting the needs of our community; measures service quality and makes improvements.  Maintains and monitors copyright issues and licensing of online resources. Establishes a work environment that fosters teamwork and highlights the role of the library in supporting a successful Newbury experience for our students.

 

Requirements:  Candidates must have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic library.   Must be committed to providing leadership and vision for the operation of the library. 

 

To Apply:  Send a letter of application and curriculum vita to Human Resources via email at adowning@newbury.edu.  Newbury College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Samuel French Collection Processing Archivist (Grant-Funded), Amherst College Library, Amherst MA

Full Time, Grant-Funded Position

Amherst College Library is seeking applications for an experienced, innovative professional to fill the position of Processing Archivist for the Samuel French Collection in the department of Archives & Special Collections. This is a full-time temporary appointment for two years. The project dates are June 1, 2014 - May 31, 2016.

The Amherst College Archives & Special Collections, housed within the Frost Library, was awarded a Hidden Collections grant by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to fund a full-time professional archivist to spend two years processing the corporate archives of Samuel French, Inc. Samuel French was established in New York City in 1854 and rapidly became one of the most important theatrical publishers in England and the United States. Beginning in 1964, company president M. Abbott Van Nostrand (Class of 1934) began donating business records, manuscript music and plays, published materials, photographs, and ephemera to the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College. Regular donations followed over the next fifty years. In the fall of 2013 an additional 200 cartons were added to the collection. Only a tiny fraction of the collection was ever described and the holdings now stand at nearly 600 cartons of unprocessed materials.

The Samuel French Processing Archivist will be charged with conducting an initial survey of the entire collection, and developing a processing plan in consultation with the College Archivist and the Head of the Archives & Special Collections. The Processing Archivist will have additional support from the staff of the Archives and undergraduate student workers. The primary deliverable of the project is an EAD finding aid for the entire collection, coupled with vastly improved physical control and appropriate physical housing of the materials.

In addition to basic archival processing, the Samuel French Processing Archivist is charged with raising public awareness of the collection, including, but not limited to, working with faculty and students in relevant academic departments, creating physical and online exhibitions, presentations at professional conferences, and regular contributions to the Archives blog (http://consecratedeminence.wordpress.com/). The grant includes funding ($1,500/year) for travel to professional conferences in support of this requirement.

To apply, interested candidates should submit the following materials:

• A cover letter expressing interest in the position and outlining relevant experience.
• A complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications.
• One complete finding aid and one additional writing sample in the form of either exhibition text, a professional presentation, or a blog post.
• The names, professional titles, and contact information (mail, e-mail, and telephone numbers) of three professional references, who will not be contacted until the search committee has informed the candidate of doing so.

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program with a concentration in archival studies required; minimum of two years experience working in an archives or library preferred; processing experience preferred; experience with multi-format collections, including audiovisual and photographic materials preferred. Knowledge of Anglo-American theatre history, nineteenth and twentieth century publishing history, history of popular culture, or other relevant subject expertise. Demonstrated knowledge of current standards of archival description and practice, including DACS, EAD, and appropriate thesauri. Experience with Archivists Toolkit strongly preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

To apply: https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/651

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Online Education and Outreach Librarian, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago IL

Duties and Responsibilities:    Under the direction of the Associate Director, the successful Online Education and Outreach Librarian supports the teaching and learning, research productivity, and patient care information needs of the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division. This position will develop asynchronous and onsite library instruction that promotes information literacy/mastery and technology fluency. Working collaboratively with Health Sciences library and other faculty, this librarian will apply adult learning theory to the development of innovative courses, workshops, curriculum, and tools for onsite, hybrid and asynchronous instruction in the course managements system and from other online and onsite environments. This librarian is a member of the Public Services team and reports to the Associate Director.  

 

Minimum Education or Experience:   2 - 5 years experience in an Academic Health Sciences Library. Master of Library and Information Science or Masters in Educational Technology, Curriculum Design or Adult Learning.  

 

Certificates, credentials or licenses required to perform the duties of this position: Master of Library and Information Science or Masters in Educational Technology, Curriculum Design or Adult Learning. 

 

Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of web design, familiarity with various online learning environments including Sakai. Working knowledge of Adobe Connect and other video conferencing systems for distance education.  

For more information: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56637  

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DevOps Engineer, New York University, New York NY

Description: We are looking for a DevOps Engineer to plan, configure, and manage both in-house and cloud environments. You will also provide technical assistance in a variety of faculty research projects.

 

Our unit is a group of digitizers, developers, designers, and project managers who process, enable access to, and preserve digital materials.

 

Our infrastructure includes:

 

  • CentOS servers, with a few Solaris hosts
  • Apache/Tomcat for Java applications
  • LAMP stack for Drupal and WordPress
  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL databases
  • Monitoring via Nagios
  • A handful of cloud environments for specific applications
  • Mac workstations for digitization
  • Local SAN infrastructure for digitization workspace
  • Cameras, scanners, and video digitization equipment

 

Your responsibilities include:

  • Plan and implement robust publishing platform
  • Implement, tune, and maintain LAMP, LAPP, and Tomcat environments
  • Plan and implement redundant storage architecture
  • Implement changes to ensure system uptime and disaster recovery
  • Compare in-house vs. cloud environments for each service and implement best solution
  • Implement system changes for high availability
  • Plan, implement, and troubleshoot upgrade of digitization workstations
  • Interact with librarians, staff, and scholars as appropriate in support of digital initiatives

 

For more information about DLTS, see: http://dlib.nyu.edu

 

Education: Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

 

Experience: Minimum of 4 years' relevant experience required; preferably experience in higher education in a research library environment

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

 

  • Linux administration (any flavor) 
  • LAMP and Tomcat environment setup and maintenance 
  • Demonstrated success working in a collaborative environment with technical and non-technical partners 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills  

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • MySQL and PostgreSQL database administration
  • Scripting language (Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP)
  • Experience with Puppet, Chef, or Ansible
  • Experience with cloud hosting
  • Drupal platform administration
  • Experience installing and maintaining open-source applications, such as WordPress, Omeka, or Open Journal
  • Experience providing training or workshops and/or presenting in scholarly venues 
  • Knowledge of Mac hardware
  • Familiarity with video processing

 

New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our global academic centers and "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

 

Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience and background. NYU offers a generous benefit package including 22 days of vacation annually.

 

To Apply: Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of application that specifically states how background and experiences are relevant to the position responsibilities and qualifications; current resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. 

 

Please apply through NYU's application management system. Please click on the following link or copy and paste it onto your browser.

 

http://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=57460

 

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Librarian-in-Residence Program, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN

Librarian-in-Residence Program

The Hesburgh Libraries and Kresge Law Library of the University of Notre Dame seek applicants who will contribute effectively to the diversity of the University and the profession of librarianship. Applicants from racial and ethnic minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. The Librarian-in-Residence program offers recent library-school graduates the opportunity to experience various aspects of academic librarianship and to deepen their knowledge in one area of librarianship. In the first year of the two-year program, the successful candidate will gain experience within at least two areas, one of which will be in the law library.  The second year will be predicated on the priorities of the Libraries as well as by the interests of the Librarian-in-Residence. The resident will report administratively to the chair of the Libraries' Diversity Committee.  Candidates who could advance the libraries' strategic goals (Hesburgh Libraries plan, Kresge Law Library plan) and who demonstrate flexibility in professional interests are highly desired. Opportunities will be afforded for the resident to make contributions to the profession through a discretionary travel allocation for conference participation, scholarship, committee assignments, and specialized training.

QUALIFICATIONS:
A degree earned within the last two years from an ALA-accredited library program or its equivalent. Evidence of critical thinking and excellent oral and written communication skills are required. The Hesburgh Libraries and the Law Library seek applicants who have a passion for the teaching and research mission of the university and understand the library's role in advancing that mission. Successful candidates will be highly knowledgeable, innovative, flexible, result-oriented, and strategically focused. They will possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and team skills. Working both independently and collegially, they will help lead the Libraries in creating superb and specialized resources and services for today's students and faculty and those of tomorrow.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The Librarian-in-Residence will be appointed as visiting faculty at the rank of assistant librarian with a minimum salary of $44,000. A benefits package including paid holidays will be offered.

ENVIRONMENT:
Environment: The University of Notre Dame is a highly selective national Catholic teaching and research university located in northern Indiana about ninety miles from Chicago. Approximately 8,400 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate students pursue a broad range of studies. The Hesburgh Libraries hold over 3 million volumes and provide access to more than 23,000 serials. The Libraries have 140 staff and 55 librarians. The Libraries are a member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Digital Library Federation (DLF), HathiTrust, INCOLSA, the Michiana Academic Library Consortium (MALC), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the North East Research Libraries (NERL).  The Kresge Law Library supports a national law school that serves approximately 525 students and 40 full-time faculty. The experienced staff of 21 includes eight librarians.

Further details & applications:
More information can be found about this position at the Libraries' website: www.library.nd.edu/about/employment/.
 
Interested candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and a letter of application that includes statements about the following:

  1. expectations of benefit from the program,
  2. the value of diversity in libraries and the applicant's strengths appropriate to a residency with a goal of diversity in libraries,
  3. specific academic library areas of interest and experience, and how these address the libraries' strategic priorities, and
  4. where this advertisement was seen.

Electronic submission of applications is required. Please submit all application documents to michelle.savoie@nd.edu.

Review of applications will begin March 24, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd.  The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program (http://hr.nd.edu/employment-opportunities/dualcareer/) in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.
 

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Collections Services Manager, Harvard Business School, Cambridge MA

The Special Collections group in Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard Business School is looking for an innovative and collaborative Archivist who embraces change and is committed to providing excellent customer services to lead the planning, development, and management of collections services for the historical collections.

 

Charged with ensuring the accessibility of a wide range of materials and formats -- archives and manuscripts collections, multimedia, rare books and serials -- through acquisition, processing, and cataloging, you will also be expected to create an integrated operation for these tasks, in collaboration with collection managers and consulting with the Director, Special Collections.

 

You'll also be expected to provide analysis and expertise to ensure that Special Collections effectively utilizes leading practices of archival management, including emerging metadata standards and tools used to provide intellectual access.  

 

We also need someone who will be a leader in both the Harvard and national archival communities in the areas of discovery platforms, collection delivery tools, integrated library systems and other systems for management, access and discovery of special collections materials. 

 

Additional responsibilities include assisting in strategic planning and budget development and management and actively contributing to KLS-wide priorities and strategic projects as appropriate.

 

Required/Preferred Education, Experience, Skills:

 

MLS and/or M.A. in relevant subject area and 5+ years' professional experience in archival practices and management of multiple collections of varied types, preferably in an academic or research library, including at least 2 years of successful supervisory experience.  Strong organizational skills, budget management experience, and outstanding communication skills are essential.  Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects in a complex and dynamic environment. Experience as the lead processor on large-scale processing projects, managing multiple processors; setting and meeting goals; and developing metrics to measure progress throughout the project. Strong knowledge of and experience with archival and cataloguing standards for multiple formats including archival materials, print, photographs, and other visual materials (DACS, RDA, EAD,  MARC21, TGM, AAT, etc.) Demonstrated experience with integrated library management systems. Awareness of emerging trends and technologies including EAC-CPF, linked data, etc. Demonstrated ability to initiate new collections services and play a leadership role within a team-based approach to collections services. Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to manuscript and rare book collections. Strong quantitative and analytical skills; excellent interpersonal and critical thinking/ problem-solving skills. Ability to influence without authority. Strong subject knowledge of American social and cultural history desirable.

 

Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values.  They are:

 

--Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others

--Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community

--Accountability for personal behavior

 

 

To apply for this position, go to:  https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/home.aspx?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341 and search for Req #31412BR. 

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Preservation and Collection Management Librarian, Yale University, New Haven CT

Preservation and Collection Management Librarian

Medical Library

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Rank:  Librarian 1-3

Part time - 20 hours/week

Requisition:  24375BR

www.yale.edu/jobs

 

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Yale University Librarian for Medical History and working with the University Library Preservation Department, the Preservation Librarian coordinates all preservation activities within the Historical Medical Collection and the general collections of the Medical Library, including objects housed in the Cushing Center. The Preservation Librarian develops and maintains preservation policies and procedures, and prioritizes preservation needs for the Historical Library. The Preservation Librarian also assists the Librarian for Medical History in the management of the Library's collections.

Implements an in-house care program for the Historical collection. Designs and executes preservation assessments and surveys as needed, and performs minor preservation treatments. Coordinates conservation and preservation treatment for the materials by University Library Preservation Department staff and by outside vendors. Educates staff in preservation issues. Supervises student assistants.

Designs exhibitions for Medical Library and Cushing Center spaces including rotation of 3-4 major exhibits per year. Manages exhibit prep and loan activities. Carries out registrarial activities to maintain the collection, incoming and outgoing loans and ensures special care, security, and proper handling.

Assists Librarian for Medical History with digital initiatives, including selection and assessment for materials to be digitized. Serves as a resource for Medical Library digital projects and determines the suitability of individual materials for chosen digitization techniques.

Works with Physical Plant and Library Administration to maintain the environment of the locked stacks. Coordinates building environmental monitoring and provides interpretation and reports.

Assists in the coordination the Medical Library's emergency response plan; monitors and maintains emergency equipment and supplies; trains staff in emergency response procedures; responds to emergencies as needed.

Leads and participates in outreach and instruction activities. Provides tours, orientations and lectures for Yale School of Medicine, Yale University and visitors to the collection. Review and manages the Adopt a Rare book program.

Serves on Library and University committees as appropriate. Engages in research and service to meet requirements for promotion and is active professionally. Monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections.

Required Education, Skills and Experience include:

1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science.

2. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.

3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of preservation and conservation issues and current developments within the library, archival and preservation profession, including born digital preservation.

6. Demonstrated ability with working in a special collection environment, with some collection management experience.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school, and two years preservation experience;  knowledge of at least one Western European language; supervisory experience; strong project management and interpersonal skills.

 

The University and the Library:

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

 

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and the Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as Yale College and the Yale Graduate School.  The Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center's missions of research, education, and patient care. Medical librarians provide individualized support through the Library's active personal librarian program.  Electronic resources have grown to 13,051 ejournals, 31,125 ebooks and over 90 electronic databases.   In addition, digitized collections, clinical synthesis tools, and evidence-based practice resources bring information to our community at the library, on campus and remotely. For additional information, see: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/

Medical Historical Library

The Medical Historical Library is a department of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library and holds one of the largest and finest medical history collections in the world. Its holdings include rare books, journals, pamphlets and ephemera, manuscripts form the 12th through 20th centuries, prints and drawings, photographs, and artifacts. After major environmental and preservation surveys, a systematic preservation program was begun in 2005. A well-equipped preservation workroom has been set up with the possibility of additional space for preservation activities.  For additional information, see: http://historical.medicine.yale.edu/.

 

Salary and Benefits:

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

 

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter and  resume should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 24375BR.  

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Instruction/Liaison Librarian for Scholarly Communications, McQuade Library, Merrimack College, North Andover MA

Position Overview:  The McQuade Library seeks candidates for an Instruction/Liaison Librarian for Scholarly Communications.  This is a full-time, full-year position and includes evening and/or weekend hours.

 

Responsibilities Overview:

  • Provides specialized research consultations and reference for McQuade users
  • Plays a leadership role in implementing, managing, and promoting McQuade's institutional repository
  • Serves as primary liaison to assigned subject areas and facilitates ongoing communication about resource needs and service expectations
  • Assists with the development, evaluation, maintenance, and promotion of collections in assigned subject areas
  • Develops, delivers, and evaluates information literacy and scholarly communications programs
  • Identifies faculty for collaborative work in introducing and integrating information literacy concepts and competencies into their academic coursework
  • Seeks faculty and student work for inclusion in institutional repository
  • Serves as contact and resource person for student assistants in the absence of a supervisor

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS/ MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required
  • Library experience providing reference service and teaching information literacy classes in an academic setting
  • Knowledge of information literacy concepts, competencies, and best practices
  • Knowledge of scholarly communications and institutional repository platforms
  • Familiarity with information resources in a variety of formats
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills in outreach, relationship building, and collaboration with faculty
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated experience with online catalogs, internet searching, electronic databases, social networking applications, and Libguides
  • Knowledge of institutional repository trends and best practices.

 

 

Salary:  Not specified

 

To Apply:   Please apply online at www.merrimack.edu/jobs with cover letter and resume.  

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Instructional Design Librarian, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York NY

Position Title: Instructional Design Librarian
Department: The Samuel J. Wood Library and The C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center
Status: Full Time, Academic/Faculty - Non Professorial Track
Salary: Starting salary negotiable: minimum $63,000
Location: Upper East Side - Manhattan location


Position Summary:
The Instructional Design Librarian is responsible for designing, developing and delivering instructional programming in a variety of formats for the Weill Cornell Medical Library New York and the Distributed e-Library, Weill Cornell-Qatar.  Additionally, the Instructional Design Librarian is the expert on copyright and fair usage for the Colleges.  This position reports to the Associate Director for User Support, Research, and Education.  The position is based in New York City, but will require travel to Doha, Qatar.


Responsibilities:

  *  In conjunction with library staff create innovative and effective learning materials utilizing a variety of delivery methods, including digital learning objects and web-based instruction modules.
  *  Provide staff development for the use of educational technology and education concepts.
  *  Provide expertise on copyright and fair usage to faculty, students and staff.
  *  Maintain learning environments and tools.
  *  Develop assessment plans for the library's instruction program to assess student learning and the impact of information literacy instruction.
  *  Liaise with the Educational Web Services Group and Informational Technologies and Services regarding educational technology.
  *  Pursue an active and ongoing plan for professional development, research, publishing and service.


Qualifications/Experience:

  *  Advanced degree or certification in educational technologies or instructional design.
  *  Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution preferred.
  *  Demonstrated ability to apply an established instructional design process.
  *  Excellent technical, written and verbal communication skills and teaching/presentation skills.
  *  Experience with Canvas and WebEx preferred.
  *  Able to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  *  Demonstrated initiative, the ability to manage multiple projects and a commitment to professional development.


Please email cover letter and curriculum vitae to librecruiting@med.cornell.edu

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Pharmacy Liaison, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities MN

The pharmacy liaison will support the education, research and outreach activities of the College of Pharmacy. Core responsibilities include developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students of the College, and creating new tools, programs and initiatives that respond to trends in patient care, scientific research and inter-professional education programs.

Required Qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience.  Understanding of teaching,
learning and research trends in the health sciences. Evidence of program development and project management skills.  An undergraduate or graduate degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a
demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process is preferred.

The University of Minnesota is located in the center of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Twin Cities are known for their vibrant cultural programming through numerous arts venues, extensive park and recreational systems, and an engaged and diverse community (http://www1.umn.edu/wishyouwerehere/)


For complete descriptions, qualifications and to apply go to https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117877

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Biomedical/Research Services Liaison, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities MN

The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries includes the Bio-Medical Library and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine on the Minneapolis campus, and the Veterinary Medical
Library on the St. Paul campus.  The Biomedical/Research Services Liaison will report to the Associate Director for Education & Research Services and will collaborate with eight librarian liaisons in HSL as well as other science librarians across the University Libraries.

The biomedical/research services liaison will support designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University's Academic Health Center, including the Medical School, the Biomedical Discovery District, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute The successful candidate will forge relationships with researchers and graduate students to develop and offer services that respond to the University's focus on translational science and interdisciplinary research, including the Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy initiative for scientific research in four critical fields: food security, brain research, robotics and advancing industry while conserving the environment.  The position also will provide leadership and programmatic direction for the research support services offered by the Health Sciences Libraries.


For complete descriptions, qualifications and to apply go to https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117857

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Archivist for Faculty Papers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Chicago IL

Position Available:  Position available immediately after closing. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:  Working under the direction of the Archivist for Music and Fine Arts, the Associate Archivist for Faculty Papers is responsible for strategic leadership to acquire, preserve and steward the professional and personal archives of University of Illinois faculty (i.e., "faculty papers") initially those in the College of Fine and Applied Arts.  

Qualifications: Required:  MLS from an ALA accredited library school with a concentration in archival theory and practice, or an equivalent degree; Working knowledge of the accepted standards of the archives profession; Minimum of one year of experience working in an academic  or governmental  archives  or special collections repository; Supervisory experience; Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to meet research and publication requirements for promotion and tenure; Ability to read music.  See jobs.illinois.edu for Preferred.

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by March 18, 2014. 

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Bioinformatics Specialist, University of Rochester, Rochester NY

Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Hlth Sci Librs & Technologies

Schedule

8:30 AM-5 PM

Position Description:

The Bioinformatics Specialist serves as the primary liaison between Edward G. Miner Library and research departments, laboratories, and individual scientists in the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), and is pivotal to defining, expanding, and supporting e-Science and biomedical research data management.

The Bioinformatics Specialist is responsible for developing and growing a Bioinformatics Consultation & Education Service (BCES) in Miner Library. This service will provide education, training and consultation services related to the processing and analysis of bioinformatics data at the URMC. As an integral member of Miner's Research and Education team, the Bioinformatics Specialist will develop the educational programs at the heart of the BCES, provide classroom training to students, develop novel services and tools, and serve as a consultant to researchers, faculty, staff and students at URMC.

Our engagement-centered model embraces the concept that the Bioinformatics Specialist, like all library staff, has leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Medical Center Libraries and Technologies. Leadership on the part of the Bioinformatics Specialist will include activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees and task forces, locally, nationally, and internationally, and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a Bioinformatics Consultation & Education Service (BCES) in Miner Library.
  • Serve as primary liaison to clinical and basic science researchers. Take initiative to identify, meet and facilitate on-going, two-way communication-individually and in groups - in regard to service expectations and resource needs. Work collaboratively with Miner librarians to develop strategies to meet these needs.
  • Design and implement strategic and pedagogically appropriate instruction through a variety of methods. Encourage and support lifelong learning in a highly complex and constantly changing information environment.
  • Provide in-depth, specialized research consultation as part of BCES services.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

  • MS in relevant field (genetics, microbiology, bioinformatics, etc.)
  • 2-5 years' experience working in a research lab.
  • Experience using bioinformatics software used for processing, analyzing, visualizing, manipulating, and/or interpreting bioinformatics data.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and education.
  • Interest in and aptitude for learning new software, tools, and programming languages.
  • Experience with web development software, social networking tools and mobile devices, teaching adult learners, speaking fluently and persuasively before a group.
  • Familiarity with current trends, standards and emerging technologies in bioinformatics.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

Ph.D. in relevant field (genetics, microbiology, bioinformatics, etc.). Experience programming in R, Perl, and UNIX/LINUX. Demonstrated knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to data management/curation, including format migration, preservation, metadata, data retrieval and use issues.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Associate Director, Biomedical Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library seek a dynamic, energetic, and service-oriented Associate Director, with clinical and educational expertise, to lead and coordinate clinical outreach activities, reference and instructional services, and Patron Services (access services and document delivery). Supervise 5 professional librarians and indirectly 5 support staff and 3 Reference Interns. Serve as a member of the Health Sciences Libraries leadership team. Report to the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Libraries/Director, Biomedical Library. Partner with information services/research and instructional services librarians across the Penn Libraries to ensure collaborations for new and improved services.

The Associate Director supervises 5 professional librarians and indirectly 5 support staff and 3 Reference Services interns, serves as a member of the Health Sciences Libraries leadership team, and reports to the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Libraries/Director, Biomedical Library.   The Associate Director also partners with information services and research and instructional services librarians and other colleagues across the Penn Libraries to ensure collaborations for new and improved services.

The services and resources of the Biomedical Library support research, education, and patient care for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) (http://www.pennmedicine.org/), the Perelman School of Medicine (http://www.med.upenn.edu/), including Biomedical Graduate Studies; the School of Nursing (http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/); and other graduate programs such as Biology (http://www.bio.upenn.edu/graduate) and the interdisciplinary Master of Public Health (http://www.publichealth.med.upenn.edu/).  This dynamic community consists of over 2,000 full-time health sciences faculty, consistently leaders in research funding and discovery.

The Biomedical Library is centrally located near -- and has well-established relationships with -- UPHS and the schools and communities it serves.   For example, our librarians partner with Penn's Center for Evidence-Based practice (http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/cep/) and with UPHS nursing leadership in support of evidence-based practice and research, as well as with Penn's global health programs, particularly in Botswana (http://www.med.upenn.edu/botswana/) and Guatemala (http://www.med.upenn.edu/globalhealth/guatemalapartners.shtml and http://www.med.upenn.edu/ghi/).

The Biomedical Library is also a short walk across our historic urban campus to the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center and has the benefit of operating as part of the overall Penn Libraries system. The Penn Libraries include fifteen libraries and an off-site high density storage facility. System-wide scholarly resources number nearly 7 million books, 96,000 current serials (of which 82,000 are e-journals) and 800 databases. The library is a leader in the development of digital library services and collections and is aggressively experimenting with and adopting new technology in research and teaching.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve on the Health Sciences Libraries' Leadership Team along with the Heads of the Dental and Veterinary Libraries, the Collections Librarian, and the Health Sciences Libraries Liaison, to participate in long-range planning of information services to be provided by the Health Sciences Libraries.
  • Supervise:
    • Head of the Patron Services (access services and document delivery), coordinating service desk activities with the library's reference services.
    • Digital Media Services Coordinator, leading the establishment of new services
    • Evidence-Based Health Care/Clinical Liaison Librarian
    • Clinical & Graduate Research Librarian
    • Garfield Resident in Science Librarianship
  • Coordinate and prioritize, and participate in providing, clinical outreach services.
  • Coordinate, and participate in providing, reference and research services, onsite and online, including email and live chat, as well as consultations and instructional and liaison services for Biomedical Library constituencies.
  • Oversee the collecting and reporting of library statistics, establishing goals and objectives. 
  • Seek opportunities for curriculum and clinical integration through teaching, embedding of resources in virtual learning environments and mobile technologies.
  • Partner with information services/research and instructional services librarians, access services librarians, and document delivery librarians across the Penn Libraries to ensure collaborations for new and improved services.
  • Promote library services and resources.
  • Lead weekly research and instructional services staff meeting.
  • Designate librarian supervisors for three Reference Interns.
  • Participate on committees and task forces at the schools and centers served by the position as well as within the Penn Libraries.
  • Represent the Library on campus, local, regional, and national committees.
  • Contribute to the library profession and encourage staff to engage professionally.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program with course work related to the health science and at least 5 years of experience in a hospital, academic health sciences library or relevant healthcare setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Health sciences subject expertise.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Teaching experience or demonstrated ability.
  • Demonstrated collaborative and organizational strength and strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of the potential of developing technologies for enhancing services and demonstrated knowledge of the latest trends and available tools for teaching and electronic delivery of information.
  • Ability to work independently as well as operate within a collegial framework of faculty, staff, students and administrators to deliver desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and active involvement in professional activities.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, and includes a generous benefits package, additional information available at http://www.hr.upenn.edu/jobs/benefits.asp.

To Apply:

Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter of application that addresses the needs and qualifications of the position, along with their resume and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who can address the suitability of the candidate for the position described, as well as complete an on-line employment application at: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/1771.

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Digital Scholarship & Visual Resource Librarian, Connecticut College, New London CT

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, a highly selective private liberal arts college, located in the historic seaport of New London, seeks an innovative and learner-centered Digital Scholarship and Visual Resources Librarian who understands the changing environment of instructional technology, digital scholarship, and visual resources in an academic environment.  The successful candidate will lead the development and coordinate the College's digital scholarship program.  S/he will also promote and support the use of visual resources at the College. The successful candidate will also be responsible for collaborating with members of Information Services and other campus support organizations to plan and deliver information services and supporting resources.  The position will be a member of the Instructional Technology Team and will assist in developing an instructional support program for the College.

The ideal candidate will provide leadership in promoting, developing and leading the digital scholarship program in the Digital Scholarship and Curriculum Center.  This includes serving as an advisor to digital scholarship projects. S/he will develop the College's digital visual resources collections and related services to support students, faculty and staff using traditional and emerging technologies. S/he will serve as a library and IT liaison to the Art History and Art departments and actively participate in research publication and conference presentations. 

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program and/or Master's Degree in Instructional Technology, or comparable education and 3-5 years of experience in a related instructional technology or visual resources library environment is required. Professional training in librarianship, information technology, visual resources management, or a related field involving digital scholarship is also required.  Candidate must also possess substantial academic background in Art, Art History or associated area; knowledge of current visual resources collection practices and digital imaging technologies and web page development, including ARTstor and Shared Shelf; experience and knowledge of current practices in digital scholarship.  Experience with digital images and video is required as is experience with relevant hardware and software, and image database management; working knowledge with graphics and design software such as Adobe Creative Suites. Excellent interpersonal skills, as well as excellent writing, teaching, verbal and social/new media communication skills are needed.  Must also have the ability to build and sustain key relationships with students, staff, and faculty; work individually and as a member of a team and interact well with a variety of people from all aspects of the college.  Outgoing personality with strong leadership, collaboration and project management skills is required. Must be detail oriented, well-organized, ability to set priorities, and meet deadlines.

Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected applicant.  The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. To ensure first consideration, applications should be received by March 28, 2014.

Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references electronically to humanresources@conncoll.edu (include your full name and "DigSch" in the subject line of your e-mail). 

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Assistant Director for Collections Management, Colby College Libraries, Waterville ME

The Colby College Libraries seek a dynamic, engaged, innovative and enthusiastic individual for the position of Assistant Director for Collections Management. The Assistant Director for Collections Management leads, administers and coordinates the operations of the Collections Management Group including Resource Sharing, Acquisitions, Serials, E-Resources, Cataloging/Metadata, Storage Facility and Stacks Maintenance, and Collection Development. Immediate responsibilities involve day-to-day operational duties combined with establishing group strategic priorities, optimizing departmental workflows and group organization.

 

This position provides leadership and innovation for the department while managing human, financial, and other resources to ensure efficient operations. He/she supervises a staff of 5 FTE.  This position reports directly to the Director of Libraries and is a member of the Libraries' Leadership Team which, along with the Director of Libraries, provides vision in moving the Libraries forward to best serve the research and scholarship needs of our students and faculty. The Assistant Director for Collections Management leads the Libraries' efforts to purchase, describe, and organize the Libraries' main collections.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create the strategic direction, establish priorities and oversee operations of the Collections Management group.
  • Oversee the management of a $2.2 million Libraries' materials budget.
  • Manage all aspects of e-resource acquisitions and access.
  • Administer OCLC functions and shelf-ready processes, including Promptcat Profiles and local and consortial approval plans.
  • Prepare statistical reports on the Libraries' materials budget and work with the Scholarly Resources and Services group on collection assessment projects, as necessary.
  • Analyze procedures and workflow to maximize Libraries' resources and provide efficient access to materials.
  • Assume a leadership role in the CBB Consortium, serve on committees and work collaboratively with our collection partners, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges, to build a joint collection.
  • Monitor national trends and advances in resource sharing, technical services, e-resources, and collection management and evaluate the potential application of these initiatives to the Libraries' services.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate staff.
  • Conduct regular meetings with staff to coordinate departmental activities and communicate administrative policy and updates.
  • Identify training needs for the group and recommend or provide training to meet those needs.

 

The Assistant Director for Collections Management participates in general administrative decision making, library management, strategic planning, and priority setting. Librarians are faculty without rank and are expected to contribute to creative, scholarly, and professional activities, and to participate in library-wide and campus-wide service.

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLIS or MLS degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic library with demonstrated competency in collection management and development.
  • Ability to manage multiple department operations in a changing environment.
  • Experience with an integrated library system (preferably Innovative Interfaces).
  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of electronic resources management, including licensing, knowledge base management, link resolver technology, vendor records, e-book acquisitions, and patron driven acquisitions.
  • Experience managing a budget in a complex acquisitions setting.
  • Experience using spreadsheets and other data analysis tools.
  • Ability to analyze technical services workflows and implement service improvements in light of local and national library trends; demonstrated experience solving complex technical services problems.
  • Experience with negotiating licensing and pricing for digital collections and services
  • Working knowledge of OCLC cataloging services.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a dynamic, complex and rapidly evolving environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with state, consortial, or regional shared-print initiatives.
  • Experience working with consortial partners.
  • Experience with resource sharing (RAPID, ILLiad).
  • Familiarity with RDA and emerging metadata standards.

 

The Colby College Libraries are "central to scholarship" and a key part of the Colby academic program. There are three libraries, a new state of the art storage facility, a staff of 12 professional librarians, 15 support staff, and more than 75 student employees. A significant reorganization in 2012 resulted in the Libraries being poised for transformational change in the provision of services, collections, and instruction. Bates and Bowdoin Colleges are key partners in building a shared collection and MaineCat, NExpress, and Rapid are used to facilitate resource sharing.

 

The Colby Libraries is a member of the Oberlin Group, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council of Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR), the Hathi Trust, the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the Maine Shared Collections Cooperative shared print project.

Applicants should send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (sjfrost@colby.edu).

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of philosophy on collections management and library service
  • graduate transcripts, and
  • three letters of recommendation

Position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by March 31, 2014. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Preferred start date: July 1, 2014

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Instructional Technologist, New England College of Optometry, Boston MA

The New England College of Optometry, a professional graduate school in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood with an enrollment of approximately 475 students, has an immediate opening for a full-time Instructional Technologist, reporting to the Vice President/Dean of Academic Affairs.

 

The Instructional Technologist is flexible, collegial, enthusiastic about education and the integration of technology with instruction, and has a pioneering approach to his/her work. The right candidate is highly self-directed and skilled at long-term planning and project management. The incumbent is also able to work with faculty, staff, and students with varying levels of comfort with technology.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Collaborate closely with the IT department.
  • Actively participate on the College's cross-departmental eLearning Group (ELG), and collaborate with ELG members to brainstorm and plan major projects in support of the instructional design needs of the College.
  • Keep current with emerging trends and technologies in instructional design and educational technologies.
  • Create and promote a program for faculty that aims to achieve and maintain minimal educational competencies.
  • Work with faculty to evolve their in-class teaching methods through best practices and student-oriented pedagogy, and to identify and apply technologies to enhance student learning and engagement.
  • Provide training for faculty in the application of these technologies for both in-person and blended course offerings, including the College's learning management system (Moodle), collaboration software, Panopto lecture-capture software, multimedia tools, tablet devices, and various other instructional tools.
  • Develop pilot projects to test new technologies as they emerge.  This currently includes a tablet project.
  • Continually evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives by developing and implementing pre- and post-instruction assessment.
  • Inform library staff responsible for information literacy instruction on the most appropriate new/emerging instructional technologies to use in programming; collaborate with librarians to deliver information literacy instruction sessions as necessary.
  • Interact with vendors to coordinate product demonstrations, trials, and pricing.






Qualifications:

 

  • Understanding of and experience with instructional design principles and practical applications.
  • Some classroom teaching experience, preferably in a higher-education setting.
  • Knowledge of and experience with instructional design principles and practical applications, best practices, and theory.
  • Demonstrated skills in long-term planning and project management.
  • Passion for presenting, training, and teaching faculty, graduate students, and staff, both with and without technology.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical issues to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to work one-on-one and also to present to or instruct large audiences with varying degrees of technical aptitude.
  • Prior experience in education and/or instructional technology is required.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Master's degree in instructional design/technology, education, or related field.

 

The College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply, send cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) professional references to:

Human Resources
New England College of Optometry
424 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02115
hrdepartment@neco.edu

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Technology Services Librarian & Archivist (Assistant Professor), Bronx Community College Library, Bronx NY


Faculty Vacancy Notice
Technology Services Librarian & Archivist (Assistant Professor)
Job ID 10137
Bronx Community College Library
Full-Time

Supports the college library with effective teaming in the Technology Services area to continuously improve library technological infrastructure and services ensuring efficient and effective access to digital resources. Is also responsible for the management and administration of the Bronx Community College Library's Archives and Special Collections. Provides in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties as needed, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution, with a second graduate degree required. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.


Preferred Qualifications:

Computer Science or Information Systems degree status, minimum BS
Experience with academic library information and web systems
Archival degree status or certification
Experience in academic, research, and special or archives collections
Ability to direct and lead the processing of manuscripts, artifact, photo, and material culture collections with adherence to the Society of American Archivists standards


To view complete vacancy notice and apply online, access the CUNY website at www.cuny.edu navigating to the following links: "Employment", "Search for job listings", Job ID # 10137. Please attach resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Please upload all documents as one file. Please do not include any other documentation.

Closing Date:
03/29/14

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Information Technology Technical Associate - Senior Digital Library Applications Developer, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

Title: Information Technology Technical Associate - Senior Digital Library Applications
Developer
Category: Civil Service
Department: University of Illinois at Chicago, Library Systems
Closing Date: 3/16/14
Salary Range: Minimum $75,000
Shift: Days
Hours per week: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.


The University Library seeks an Information Technology Technical Associate (Senior Digital Library Applications Developer) to design information, research and storage systems to support the Library's goal of providing quality resources and expertise to students, faculty and staff. The Senior Digital Library Applications Developer will act as project manager in designing or modifying information systems. This position reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology.


The UIC Library Information Technology division provides support for a wide range of services, including over 50 unique digital collections, many focusing on the history and culture of Chicago. Current and forthcoming projects address large-scale digital asset management and preservation, discovery of geographic information and support for e-science. The UIC Library is also a crucial partner in the development of the Chicago Collections Consortium portal, which will link the archival and digital collections of over a dozen Chicago area universities and cultural institutions.


Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)
● Works with Assistant University Librarian for IT in prioritizing projects that will be completed.
● Meets and negotiates with stakeholders (faculty, students, staff) to understand their needs and build information systems that improve access to Library resources.
● Leads teams in the design of new systems and projects to modify existing systems.
● Designs, develops, tests, integrates, supports, and documents user-facing applications and back-end systems.
● Designs and develops complex databases for the storage of research data and reports.
● Integrates Library information into other campus information systems.
● Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies to support the Library's evolving virtual services.
● Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


Minimum Requirements
1. Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:
a) progressively more responsible work experience in IT-related profession
b) college course work in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:

  •  60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one year
  •  90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two years.

2. Demonstrated knowledge of software development using Python or Java.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of web application development and data modeling, including skills in Web application frameworks (Django, Ruby on Rails), JavaScript, XML/XSLT, creating and administering relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle), and using database query tools.


Preferred Requirements
● Bachelor's degree (computer science, information science, or closely related field preferred).
● Advanced degree in computer or information science, or ALA- accredited MLS is preferred.
● A minimum of 4 years experience in software development using Python or Java and in developing applications that interact with MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Oracle databases using JavaScript, and XML/XSLT.
● A minimum of 2 years experience designing and administering relational databases built in MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, or Oracle and maintaining systems to manage and transform data in multiple formats.
● Experience working with LAMP or variant environments.
● Experience with HTML5/CSS3.
● Experience with DSpace, Solr, and/or Fedora.
● Knowledge of information technology accessibility issues and techniques.
● Knowledge of Semantic Web and Linked Data concepts and technologies.
● Experience or coursework in user testing/user evaluation.
● Knowledge of library practices and data formats (MARC, EAD, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, etc.).
● Experience working in the context of a software development methodology.
● Experience standard software development tools and techniques (e.g., git, testing frameworks).
● Demonstrated experience in project management or team leading.
● Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment and the ability to interact effectively with stakeholders.
● Demonstrated ability to support to a user-centered service in a research-intensive, fastpaced, culturally diverse higher education environment.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


General office environment. Regular travel not expected but may occur occasionally around previously scheduled events. Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and fingering for working with computer keyboards. UIC has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. UIC especially welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minority group members, persons with disabilities,
members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University's research, teaching, and Great Cities mission.


To Apply: For fullest consideration, please visit:
https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=33498 and complete an online application by
clicking the Proceed to Application button AND submit an Exam Request for CB6795 IT Technical Associate (University Library).

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Project Archivist, Schaffer Library/Kelly Adirondack Center, Union College, Schenectady NY

Summary

The project archivist is responsible for managing an 18 month CLIR Hidden Collections Cataloging grant-funded project, "Grass Roots Activism and the American Wilderness: Pioneers in the Twentieth Century Adirondack Park Conservation Movement." Duties will include supervising staff and overseeing the processing, arrangement, description, and cataloging of the John Apperson and Paul Schaefer papers and contributing to associated outreach activities. The combined 210 cu ft collections of the Apperson and Schaefer papers include a wide range of materials and formats that date from 1899-1996 and collectively cover the history of 20th century political activism to conserve the Adirondack Forest Preserve and expand the Adirondack Park in New York State.

Qualifications

Master's degree from an A.L.A.- accredited library or information science program with an archival concentration; or M.A. in related subject area with an archival concentration or archival management certificate, with minimum two years experience processing, arranging, describing, and managing manuscript collections required. Also required is experience with best practices and current standards in archival management including experience with DACS, EAD, subject and name authorities, and Archivist's Toolkit or similar software program; knowledge of preservation standards for multiple formats, demonstrated ability to manage projects and project teams, to set priorities, to manage work, and to meet deadlines. Candidates should possess excellent training and communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in multiple environments, the ability to supervise student assistants, and the ability to lift and carry 40 lb. boxes of material. Subject area expertise and knowledge of metadata standards for digitized objects preferred. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application

Please apply in person, via fax, U.S. Mail or email:

Human Resources
Req. # 7099
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone: (518) 388-6108
Fax: (518) 388-6529
E-mail: hr@union.edu

Please submit all electronic application materials as a single pdf or doc file.

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Student Success Librarian, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN

Appointment Rank: Assistant Professor

Available: August 1, 2014

Salary: $48,000

General Function

The University of Tennessee is engaged in a strategy to recruit a larger freshman class, to improve retention of students from first to second year, and promote graduation in four years. The Student Success Librarian will help the Libraries implement and expand instruction and academic engagement programs aimed at assisting first-year and other lower division undergraduate students in learning the tools of scholarship while adjusting to college life. The Student Success Librarian will strengthen library partnerships with First Year Studies, the Student Success Center, and the Division of Student Life to enhance the support system for undergraduate students at The University of Tennessee.

Specific Duties

  1. Serves as Liaison to First Year Studies, Student Success Center, and Division of Student Life
  2. Designs, delivers, and assesses instruction for First Year Studies and other undergraduate programs to support learning and engagement in the University
  3. Offers classes, consultations, orientations, and tours in support of the first year and general education curriculum
  4. Creates programs and partnerships with campus groups and targeted undergraduate learning communities
  5. Works with undergraduate instructors to create engaging library assignments, activities, and tutorials for delivery in -person and in an online environment
  6. Develops and leads student engagement activities in the Commons and assists with the Dean's Student Advisory Committee
  7. Collaborates with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to welcome prospective students and parents
  8. In collaboration with Coordinator of Community Learning Services and Diversity Programs contributes to pre-college programs
  9. Engages in professional development, research, and service activities

Qualifications

Required:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality public service and support of the academic needs of students and faculty
  • Demonstrated success in planning, implementing, and leading innovative instruction and student engagement programs
  • Experience teaching information literacy classes
  • Experience developing web-based instructional materials
  • Commitment to advancing the Libraries' and University's diversity goals as demonstrated by past experience or through leadership activities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment accompanied by initiative, self-direction, and commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence
  • Must meet the University's requirements for promotion and tenure which includes research and service components

Preferred:

  • Experience designing curricula and programs and assessing learning outcomes
  • Experience in the application of pedagogical practices related to first year students
  • Experience delivering instruction and outreach to campus communities

Environment

The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus -- through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.

The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community. We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise. The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at http://www.lib.utk.edu/employment/student-success-librarian/

Benefits

Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (AIG Retirement, ING, TIAA-CREF) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans. Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.

Application Procedures

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean's Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000. Application materials may be sent via email attachment to ejgreene@utk.edu. Review of applications will begin March 24, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified spring graduates are encouraged to apply.

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Library Co-Director and Public Services Librarian, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre MA

Andover Newton Theological School seeks a Library Co-Director and Public Services Librarian. This position leads the library's public services and will work with a team of faculty members, administrators, and students toward implementing the vision of a new "Learning Commons" for the School. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. Please send (1) a cover letter detailing the connection between the candidate's professional background and the position description below, (2) a resume, and (3) the names and contact information for three professional references, to the attention of:

Sarah B. Drummond, Dean of the Faculty & Vice President for Academic Affairs

ATTN:  David Ames

Andover Newton Theological School

210 Herrick Road

Newton Centre, MA 02459

dames@ants.edu

 

Position Description

Title:    Library Co-Director and Public Services Librarian

 

Relationships: 

  • Works under the Vice President for Academic Affairs to oversee the work of Franklin Trask Library.
  • Partners with Library Co-Director and Technical Services Librarian.
  • Supervises library staff concerned with public services.
  • Supports student learning through the library.
  • Collaborates with faculty in providing instruction on use of resources to students.
  • Represents Andover Newton Theological School to the Boston Theological Institute (BTI) Library Directors group.
  • Participates in ATLA (American Theological Library Association) on behalf of the School.

 

Scope of Work:          

  • With Library Co-Director and Technical Services Librarian directs and oversees all library operations to support the mission of the School.
  • Works with the Andover Newton faculty in supporting student learning.

 

Sole Responsibilities:

  • Oversees Reference, Circulation, and Archives functions of the library.
  • Supports external partners, such as church leaders and resident scholars, seeking library resources.
  • Contact for student-related matters and library representative to campus committees for student issues.
  • Instructs students on locating and using resources. Approves theses submitted to the library.
  • Represents library on faculty's Academic Policy Committee.
  • Maintains library personnel records, including student payroll.
  • Coordinates library staff schedule.
  • Oversees weekly accounts payable.
  • Coordinates interlibrary loan, book replacement billing, and library book sales.
  • Manages course book reserves.

 

Shared Responsibilities:

  • Personnel.
  • General oversight of the physical plant.
  • Recommends and implements library policy.
  • Budget preparation and oversight.
  • Materials selection.
  • Ongoing collection evaluation.
  • Library representative to faculty and BTI Library Director meetings.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited school.
  • Five or more years of experience in library public services.
  • Experience in change leadership.
  • Teamwork abilities and experience.
  • Academic background in theology or religion (preferred).
  • Experience in or promise for supervising staff effectively.
  • Superior English language written and oral communication skills.

 

Andover Newton is a graduate seminary serving approximately 300 full- and part-time students with 50 full and part-time staff. Traditionally covenanted with the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist Churches, the School's student population has nearly 35 denominations represented with a large Unitarian Universalist student population. The school is situated on a beautiful 20-acre campus in Newton Centre, a residential suburb just outside Boston, Massachusetts. A short walk from public transportation, the campus is adjacent to Hebrew College and Rabbinical School with which it shares many programs and operations. Andover Newton is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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William Henry Seward Project Archivist, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, Rochester NY

POSITION TITLE: William Henry Seward Project Archivist
POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Library Professional I
DEPARTMENT: Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation
STATUS: 3-year, Full-time Term Appointment
DATE: February 25, 2014


POSITION SUMMARY:
The Seward Project Archivist has the exciting opportunity to introduce the University's flagship collection to a new generation of scholars. Under the direction of the Manuscript Librarian, and in consultation with Rare Books Special Collections and Preservation (RBSCP) Director and with Seward Family Editorial Project staff, the Processing Archivist is responsible for arranging, processing, and partially rehousing a physical collection of approximately 400 linear feet to reflect new opportunities for discovery; and for revising existing legacy collection descriptions to facilitate new avenues of scholarship; and making available online a single standards-compliant finding providing researchers access to all Seward-related material in RBSCP.


DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:
- Finding aid revision and creation (60%)

  •  Create an inventory of collection locations and describe items stored in each location
  •  Create new finding aid that adheres to current archival metadata standards
  •  Assist with integrating item level description from Seward Family Editorial Project inventory into finding aid
  •  Assist with linking metadata for manuscripts, pamphlet and broadside collections across the finding aid and library catalog records, and for linking metadata to online transcriptions, where available

- Conservation and preservation review (20%)

  •  Assure appropriate housing and storage
  •  Identify and refer items necessary for preservation treatment, and for digitization as part of the Seward Family Editorial Project

- Reference and curricular support (15%)

  •  Respond to select reference, patron, and Seward Project staff requests
  •  Develop opportunities to connect collection to University curriculum, in consultation with curators

- Other related duties as assigned (5%)


EDUCATION / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:


Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library, information, or archival program strongly preferred. Knowledge of current archival theory and practice required. Knowledge of EAD, DACS, XML, or other descriptive standards or codes strongly preferred. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Ability to participate in a team project, to follow
technical instructions and to resolve problems. Must work with accuracy and with attention to detail. Good computer skills essential. B.A. in American History, and coursework or background in the field of archives and manuscripts, rare books, or descriptive bibliography preferred. Must have the ability to carefully handle fragile books, manuscripts, museum objects, and archival collections. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, three-year position, reporting to the Manuscript Librarian. Salary is commensurate with background and experience. Excellent benefits include choice of retirement programs including TIAA/CREF.

University of Rochester, established in 1850 is a private, Carnegie I research university with approximately 7000 students and approximately 1000 faculty. Library programs and initiatives have established it
as a recognized campus partner in student learning and faculty research and teaching. Library memberships include: OCLC, ARL, CRL, CNI, TEI.


TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE AT:


http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs/


Reference Job Opening ID: 183006


Application deadline is March 28, 2014


Please ALSO send a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:


Kelley Kitrinos, HR Administrator
Rush Rhees Library
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
Email address: RCLHR@library.rochester.edu

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Digital Asset Manager, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst MA

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

The Digital Asset Manager is responsible for creating and implementing strategy to leverage digital assets in support of the campus's communications goals. Develops communications tools and identifies opportunities to utilize digital assets to promote the campus on multiple platforms. Serves as liaison to campus community and is accountable for developing and executing digital asset strategy that includes creation, distribution and presentation of digital images consistent with the university-wide brand position. Provides photographic support and technological expertise to produce and make available high quality images that promote a positive image of the campus.

Requirements:
QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Bachelor's degree in photography/photo journalism, library science, archive management, communications or related field with 3 years of digital asset management experience or associates degree in photography/photo journalism, communications or related field (or professional certification in photography/photo journalism) with 5 years of digital asset management experience.

2. Specific experience with evaluating and implementing technical solutions or digital asset systems required.

3. Exceptional organizational and analytical skills.

4. Digital photography experience.

5. Experience to include processing, retouching, archiving images, and mastery of all technical functions.

6. Ability to think creatively, work under deadlines and handle multiple projects on an on-going basis.

7. Strong project management skills.

8. Portfolio required.

9. Working knowledge of Digital Asset Management System required.

10. Flexible schedule in order to cover after hours and weekend events as necessary.


Additional Information:
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $37,300 - $46,700

NORMAL STARTING SALARY: $37,300 - $42,000

PROFESSIONAL STAFF SALARY ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM POSITION LEVEL 25.

The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, the University of Massachusetts is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.


Application Instructions:
APPLICATION PROCESS: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=E9AB2B514E1AAEF415A5318E846B0C6A?JOBID=46156

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. The application deadline is March 10, 2014.

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Instruction & Periodicals Librarian, Forsyth Library, Fort Hays State University, Hays KS

Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, is seeking to fill the full-time (12-month), non-tenure track position of Instruction & Periodicals Librarian.

 

Required Qualifications:     

MLS degree from ALA accredited institution (entry-level or early career librarians are encouraged to apply).

Experience with providing information literacy instruction using print and online resources.

Experience or familiarity with periodicals in print, electronic, and microform formats.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications:             

Reference and instruction experience in an academic environment.

Experience working with electronic and multimedia technologies for learning.

Experience working with an integrated library computer system.

Experience working in a periodicals department of an academic library.

Salary: $38,000

 

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by April 18, 2014.

 

Complete position description and application instructions available at:

http://www.fhsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/Administrative-Positions/

 

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Reference Librarian / Research Instruction Coordinator, Bentley University Library, Waltham MA

Position Summary:  Provide assistance and instruction in the use and access of library information resources to all members of the academic community.  Coordinate all aspects of the Bentley Library information literacy program, including implementation and assessment of curriculum-integrated projects and assignments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership through the coordination, planning, promotion, and assessment of the information literacy program.
  2. Collaborate with faculty to develop course-based assignments and meet departmental research needs.
  3. Conduct outreach with departmental and college level stakeholders in promoting the library's information literacy program and services.
  4. Align information literacy standards with the institution's goals and objectives, and accreditation standards.
  5. Stay current on trends in information literacy and library instruction; demonstrate eagerness to develop innovative models for information literacy.
  6. Contribute to the assurance of learning program to assess student outcomes and identify areas for improvement in the curriculum, and in particular the courses in the General Business Core.

Duties: 

  1. Provide in-person and remote-based research and reference services to library users.
  2. Teach information literacy classes, as well as provide one-on-one consultation to meet the research needs of faculty and students.
  3. Serve as library liaison to specific academic departments to ensure coordination of services and meet curricular needs.
  4. Create online tutorials and assessment tools for the General Business Core and other courses as needed.
  5. Develop and evaluate library resources for various areas of the collection.
  6. Attend professional conferences and workshops in order to keep current with the latest library and information literacy and teaching trends, developments, and resources.
  7. Contribute to the library's strategic goals. 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science, or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years reference and instruction, preferably in an academic setting
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology effectively to enhance information literacy instruction
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, including the ability to work independently, within a team environment and with diverse groups
  • Fluency in course management systems, LibGuides and other standard library instruction productivity software

To apply: jobs.bentley.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52304  

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Librarian for Business and Economics, NYU Libraries, New York NY

Description:

NYU Libraries seeks a subject specialist in business and economics to support the research and teaching programs of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the FAS Department of Economics, the Stern School of Business and other departments and programs across the university.  The librarian serves as a library liaison with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; developing a program of extensive outreach, instruction, consultation, and research support services; and delivering responsive and innovative information services.  Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong collaborative relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

The Librarian for Business and Economics is a tenure track position based in the Research Commons, and is a member of the Business and Government Information Services group in the Public Services Division, NYU Libraries.   The successful candidate works collaboratively with other social science and business librarians, the Data Services team and colleagues at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai to deliver services related to business and economics, and takes a leadership role on selected projects and initiatives.  Librarians at NYU participate in Library-wide committees and professional activities outside of NYU; and monitor developments and best practices to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collections and research support services.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum one graduate degree (masters level or higher).  A second masters will be required for tenure review. One of the two masters degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Academic background in economics, business or a related social science discipline or demonstrated experience in providing business or economics information and education services
  • Demonstrated public service experience in an academic library supporting users' teaching, learning and research needs.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex organization
  • Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library

Preferred:

 

  • Familiarity with business or economics research, including scholarly communication, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
  • Familiarity with quantitative or qualitative packages for statistical analysis, e.g., Stata, SPSS, SAS, Atlas.ti
  • Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position. The search will remain open until filled.

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Director of Archives and Library, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem NC


Job Description
** A cover letter is required with application. **


Position Summary: The Director of Archives and Library functions as the primary representative of the Archives and Library of Reynolda House Museum of American Art (RHMAA). Organizes, preserves, and provides access to the institution's Reynolda Estate Archives and RHMAA institutional Archives as well as the American art library.


Essential Functions:

  • Functions as primary representative of institution's Archives and Library.
  • Organizes and preserves materials comprising the Estate Archives and RHMAA institutional Archives.
  • Serves as a resource for RHMAA staff, providing content and research support for their roles as curators and educators.
  • Assists researchers and provides reference services for visitors to the Archives and through email/phone/fax/mail.
  • Works with other RHMAA departments in providing images and information for exhibitions and publications.
  • Processes archival manuscript, photograph, and oral history collections and creates finding aids.
  • Develops and updates policies and procedures for Archives and Library.
  • Manages Archives budget.
  • Supports RHMAA social media activities by digitally disseminating archival materials and information on curatorial and education division projects, in consultation with Marketing and Communications department.
  • Manages operations of RHMAA's American art library through budget oversight, acquisitions, cataloguing, and supervision of library volunteers.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science, Public History or other relevant field with a concentration in archival management plus three years of professional experience in an archival setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of current archival and library theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of archival and library descriptive and content standards.
  • Knowledge of 19th- and 20th-century American history and/or art history. Knowledge of the history of the Reynolda Estate and the Reynolds family or an ability to learn in a short period of time.
  • Experience in maintaining and updating archival database systems. Experience working with The Museum System (TMS) collections management software preferred.
  • Knowledge of oral histories, including familiarity with acquiring new oral histories
  • Proficient computer skills including knowledge of scanning software and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to provide reference and research assistance to scholars and the public.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team setting with members of the Archives and Library staff and volunteers and RHMAA departments.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.


Job Location
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Scheduled Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


Number of months per year
12


Department
Reynolda House Museum of American Art


Hiring Range
Commensurate with education and experience.


Position Closing Date
March 3, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

To apply: https://wakejobs.silkroad.com/WFU/Employment_Listings.html

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Library/Knowledge Management Intern, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN

Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) and Knowledge Management at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) offer a one-year Library/Knowledge Management Intern appointment with the possibility for extension to a second year given appropriate demonstration of skills/knowledge.

The position is designed to provide interns with a unique opportunity of blended training in areas such as, knowledge management, education, research, and leadership. This one-year term position offers an opportunity for skills growth through a proven and established internationally-known knowledge management training program. The chosen intern will additionally have an opportunity to actively engage in knowledge management research projects and services designed to advance medical center priorities and goals. The work schedule is primarily Monday-Friday, but includes 4-5 half-days/year on weekends.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience
Master's degree in English; proven high-level written and oral communication skills; the ability to easily adapt to change, including duty re-assignment, as needed to best reflect the changing needs of the organization; a dedication to upholding the privacy and confidentiality of sensitive information; a demonstrated proficiency with productivity tools and data management applications.

Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience
Master's degree in librarianship or communication-related fields, experience within the publishing industry and with the peer review process, service-oriented approach to projects/initiatives, familiarity with citation management software, social media communications, and a willingness to continue learning new technologies.

Desired Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess:

*        the ability to tailor clearly-written communications to the knowledge-level of their recipient

*        an awareness of the increasing diversity of our community, an eagerness to understand the cultures of the individuals we serve, and the ability to communicate in a culturally appropriate manner

*        strong organizational, analytical, strategic planning, and critical thinking skills

*        effective time management and prioritization skills that yield satisfactory results when pressured for time or when significant challenges arise

*        a strong sense of ownership and a dedication to seeking resolution to problems

*        a willingness to ask for, and to provide, honest feedback

*        a high level of self-direction and motivation, demonstrated attention to detail, and customer service skills

*        an evident interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to the profession through research projects and scholarly communication

*        a passion for learning more about health-science topics and genetic concepts

*        a desire to work in a fast paced, highly demanding and dynamic environment where evidence provision, personalized medicine and pharmacogenetics are top priorities.

Training Approach
Interns experience a variety of exciting responsibilities such as actively participating and contributing to research projects and scholarly communications; working with educators, clinicians, and researchers; enhancing knowledge management tools; and providing information services designed to best reflect the needs of the medical center.

The training relies on a proven project-based management approach for learning and draws from a series of internally-taught modules, workshops and classes. The intern is expected to complete a detailed learning plan in an area agreed upon with knowledge management leadership and to demonstrate knowledge gained in skills verification sessions.

The salary for the position is $42,000. Following successful participation in projects and completion of the learning plan, the intern may be eligible to continue into a second year if the position is viewed as key and critical to the medical center. The benefits are those of exempt staff at Vanderbilt (seehttp://hr.vanderbilt.edu/benefits/BenefitsOverviewCandidate2014.pdf). Vanderbilt employees accrue time off according to the institution's flexPTO (Paid Time Off) plan (see http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2013/07/flex-pto/).

To Apply
Submit your resume and cover letter via the Vanderbilt Human Resources site at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/, job requisition number 1401692.

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Head of Metadata Creation, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Auto req ID 31248BR

School/Unit Harvard Library

Sub-Unit ------------

Location USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Function Library

Department Information and Technical Services

Salary Grade 059

Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities Harvard Library seeks a dynamic thought leader with a solid record of success guiding staff through unprecedented change.   Reporting to the Head of Information and Technical Services (ITS) and working closely with the ITS management team, the Head of Metadata Creation will look beyond historical boundaries in descriptive practice and content format to imagine, advocate for, and deliver new services within the rapidly evolving realm of information management and discovery.  S/he will contribute strong strategic focus, demonstrate a visible commitment to staff development to promote creativity, innovation, assessment, and continuous improvement, and will foster effective relationships and communication with peers and stakeholders throughout the Harvard Library.

Strategic Planning and Leadership

  • Provide leadership and administrative oversight for forty-five professional and paraprofessional staff across multiple campus sites
  • Set the strategic direction for resource description, applying knowledge of current issues and trends in descriptive practices and user behaviors, encouraging active staff participation across Harvard and with external partners
  • Foster a creative and innovative approach to the implementation of strategic change in an environment that strives for continuous improvement and encourages a flexible workforce to innovate, test, and assess ideas inside and outside of their standard roles
  • Model the unit's "can-do" approach to work and foster an environment that promotes accountability, high performance, staff engagement and diversity through a sense of purpose and spirit of cooperation; set standards of excellence that inspire and motivate
  • Support the strategic direction for technical services functions, including planning annual and multi-year projects across the library system and securing support from constituents and stakeholders

 

Technology Management

  • Maintain knowledge of trends and best practices in metadata standards and bring an affinity for the application of technology to support processing workflows and/or enhance service to library user communities

Operations and Service Delivery

  • Build and develop critical metadata capabilities throughout the organization through strategic hiring, staff development and talent management
  • Lead functional managers through review and identification of discrete work processes, change management and initiatives that enhance metadata and technical services, including further integration of MARC catalogers into non-MARC activities
  • Oversee hiring, supervision, and training of metadata creation staff, adhering to clearly defined performance expectations and guidelines for staff
  • Oversee the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures and processes
  • Monitor unit's expenses incurred for staff and operations, maximizing resources to support staff and the unit's performance
  • Ensure that agreed standards and performance expectations of technical services are achieved

Collaboration and Outreach Management

  • Demonstrate accountability and creativity in building strong relationships with peers internal and external to Harvard
  • Build and promote library-wide collaborations that communicate and inform technical services through active engagement with colleagues across the Harvard Library system, including faculty
  • Represent the Harvard Library in regional, national, and international associations
  • Recommend policy, service, financial and contractual commitments for Harvard Library to participate in national and international programs; monitor current participation
  • In collaboration with peer institutions, encourage vendors to develop new services required for the efficient, cost-effective operation of a 21st-century metadata creation operation in a large research library
  • In collaboration with peer institutions, investigate, experiment, and develop cutting-edge, scalable metadata standards and service models



Basic Qualifications

 

  • MLS or equivalent education or related work experience
  • Four to six years of supervisory experience and prior program management for staff required; within a combined union and non-union staffing environment strongly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production setting
  • Proven ability to work effectively in team environment, including remaining calm under pressure
  • Current knowledge of trends and developments in the field (i.e. linked open data; bibliographic framework; RDA; search and discovery techniques and tools) as well as advanced knowledge of cataloging principles, standards and tools
  • Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization, for example through successful grant proposals and collaborations



Additional Qualifications

 

  • Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities
  • Ability to manage competing priorities with a positive, constructive, flexible, and cooperative manner required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and management, interpersonal and organizational experience and skills essential
  • Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems or facilitate workflow required
  • Experience conceptualizing ideas through to successful grant proposals



Additional Information The University
Founded in 1636, Harvard University is preeminent among the world's research universities. Harvard has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 6,600 undergraduate students, over 14,000 graduate students, and an additional 2,000 part-time students. Over 16,000 people work at Harvard, including approximately 2,100 faculty members. An additional 10,000 individuals have faculty appointments in Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals.
 
Designated a university in 1780, Harvard includes 12 colleges and schools. The Faculty of Arts and Sciencescomprising Harvard College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Division of Continuing Educationis the oldest and largest of the Harvard faculties. The University's world-renowned graduate and professional schools include Harvard Business School, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School (including the School of Dental Medicine), Harvard School of Public Health, Kennedy School of Government and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
 
In the course of 375 years, Harvard's Library has grown from a single collection of 400 volumes to a 73-unit library system whose holdings include nearly 17 million volumes, more than 21 million digital files, 10 million microforms, 8 million photographs, and an estimated 400 million manuscript items.

For additional information visit the Harvard Library web site at: http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us


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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

Job Title: Electronic Resources Librarian

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian. As a member of the Acquisitions Department reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the procurement, licensing and management of electronic resources purchased directly by the UM Libraries, and those resources indirectly acquired through collective licensing via consortia.  Responsible for the administration of new and existing licensing for electronic resources; maintains a database for tracking electronic resource licenses and licensing expressions.  Researches existing license agreements and negotiates new licenses, develops and maintains guidelines for standard licensing terms, monitors subscriptions in relation to existing license expirations and renewals, reviews the impact of current licensing on post cancellation archival access, collects usage statistics, registers and activates new electronic resources, and troubleshoots e-access problems reported by patrons and other library staff. 

Works closely with the Head of Collection Management, the Continuing Resources Librarian, and the Head of Acquisitions to develop licensing policies and e-resource management workflows for both owned and demand driven e-resources, and to support new methods of research, such as working with large datasets and text/data mining.  Consults with University Counsel to resolve license and contract issues.  Works closely with Metadata Services staff and Digital Systems and Stewardship staff to make sure electronic content and database resources are both discoverable and accessible to library users. Also assists the collection development librarians with renewals and the licensing of new electronic resources.  Participates in inter and intra-departmental initiatives across the Libraries.

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online athttps://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24210.  No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until March 10, 2014.

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Manager of Collection Development, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

Description

The Manager of Collection Development provides leadership for the selection and management of resources in all formats and analysis of existing holdings for review and retention. Supervises 3 collection librarians and 1.5 resource sharing staff members. Works with others in allocating and monitoring the acquisitions budget. Analyzes use trends, as well as market trends, of library resources, and manages processes for analyzing collection use (both print and digital) and makes retention and reformatting decisions. Develops and analyzes resource expenditures and explores costs of new acquisitions, ongoing licensing agreements, and current print and digital holdings. Assists in negotiating acquisition costs and vendor contracts for journal packages, e-book collections, and databases.

Requirements

Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences or equivalent. 5-7 years working in a library (academic preferred), including data analysis and collections management; prior supervisory experience required. Broad understanding of the mission of higher education and the required support of library resources; significant knowledge of collection management practices and library resource assessment, including evaluating purchases and analyzing use data; significant knowledge of specific subject disciplines (sciences preferred) for collection development; budget and financial experience. Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment.

To apply: https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/277

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Head, Western European Cataloging, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Bloomington IN

HEAD, WESTERN EUROPEAN CATALOGING

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN/ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

 

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Head, Western European Cataloging Section. 

 

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 42,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.

 

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The IU Libraries system consists of twenty libraries on the Bloomington campus, five libraries in Indianapolis, and a library at each of the other six campuses across the state. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.

 

The Cataloging Division operations within the Technical Services Department pertain to non-MARC metadata and traditional MARC cataloging of library resources in a variety of formats in Western European, Slavic/East European, Middle Eastern, and Chinese/Japanese/Korean languages.  Division staff actively participate in national programs including BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, SACO, OCLC Enhance, and National Enhance.  In addition, the Division is responsible for database maintenance, the coordination of record loads, authority control, and physical processing.  The Libraries' integrated library system is SirsiDynix Symphony.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Technical Services, the Head, West European Cataloging Section will:

·         Manage section operations and budgets including the direct supervision of three librarians and one professional/administrative appointee responsible for overseeing a staff of nineteen performing non-MARC descriptive metadata creation, original and complex copy cataloging of monographs, continuing resources, media, maps, electronic resources, and other bibliographic formats in Western European languages

·         Provide guidance and direction to four unit supervisors on issues relating to the management, planning, coordination, and establishment of procedural and cataloging policy

·         Assist in the original cataloging of monographs as part of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) including the creation of NACO authority records for contribution to the Library of Congress Authority File (LCAF)

·         Develop and manage projects in the application of metadata to support growing digital collections          

·         Plan, organize, and evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of cataloging procedures to ensure that workflows are both cost-effective and responsive to the needs of other library departments and of library users

  • Assist in the development and implementation of Kuali OLÉ (Open Library Environment)

·         Serve as an active member of the Cataloging Division Heads

·         Keep abreast of national developments in RDA and other cataloging standards and best practices as they emerge and develop

·         Contribute to the developments in the field of metadata/cataloging through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

·         ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent combination of education and experience

·         At least three years of increasingly responsible and relevant managerial and professional metadata/original cataloging experience in an academic or research library system

·         Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership and management and to work collaboratively in an environment of continuous change

·         Demonstrated evidence of strong planning, organizational, budgetary, analytical, and project management skills

·         Demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and tools such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH (and other controlled vocabularies), FRBR, FRAD, and of developments and trends in the field

·         Knowledge of evolving metadata standards and schema (i.e., MARC, BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, etc.)

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred

·         Knowledge of one or more foreign languages

·         Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment

·         Record of innovation and creative problem-solving, with an interest and involvement in emerging digital information environments

·         Experience with OCLC and a substantial level of experience with integrated library systems

·         Evidence of an ongoing record of professional development and contribution

·         Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan.  This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves.  For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/neweeo-profe.html

Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

Brochure:  http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf

 

TO APPLY

For full consideration, applications must be received prior to March 21, 2014.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:  https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.  Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: 

 

Jennifer Chaffin

Director of Human Resources

E-mail: libpers@indiana.edu

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O.O. Howard Papers Digitization Project Supervisor, Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME

Bowdoin College, a highly selective liberal arts college of 1800 students located on the coast of Maine, is accepting applications for an O.O. Howard Papers Digitization Project Supervisor to manage a grant funded digitization project with the Department of Special Collections & Archives.

Job Summary:

The O. O. Howard Papers Digitization Project Supervisor is responsible for daily management of all aspects of a three-year project, which will digitize 60 linear feet of manuscript materials documenting the life and career of General Oliver Otis Howard. Duties include: training, scheduling, and supervising student workers as scanning technicians; previewing files and identifying potential problems that would complicate scanning activities; conducting quality control measures to insure that scanning standards are met; performing file resampling and combining protocols to produce viewable PDF files; creating hypertext links from encoded text to image files. Under the general direction of the Director of Special Collections & Archives, and in collaboration with the College Archivist and IT experts, the Project Supervisor also compiles regular progress reports, tracks the project budget, and adheres to file management procedures that address the long term preservation of the master digital files and conform to campus-wide IT policies and procedures. This is a grant funded three year fixed length position with an anticipated start date of April 2014. 

Education/Skills:

Required: Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution; exceptional skill in oral and written English language communications; demonstrated attention to detail, especially in reviewing the repetitive work of others; demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; demonstrated ability to organize work and schedule tasks, supervise workers, accomplish tasks, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.


Preferred: training in handling manuscript materials; formal training in identifying problems and solutions involving the preservation of paper-based materials; experience in digitizing textual materials, creating image files, and managing digital files; demonstrated knowledge in using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat Professional; familiarity with accepted national standards for digital capture; experience with data entry in data management systems.  

Experience Requirements:

Required: one year's experience in managing the work of others; experience with the process of digital capture. 
Preferred: experience in managing student workers; experience in using manuscripts within a repository setting; experience in digitizing manuscripts; experience in managing, sampling, and editing image files. 

Please submit your application online here: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51860

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Director of Collections, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge MA

Duties & Responsibilities

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology invites applications for the position of Director of Collections. Reporting to the Peabody Director, the position will have general oversight of the museum's extensive holdings of ~ 1.2M objects, both ethnographic and archaeological as well as extensive archival and osteological collections.  The position will also provide direct or indirect supervision of collections-based personnel (~20 FTE), collections annual budget, and collections policies and procedures. The Director of Collections is a member of the senior leadership team and an advocate for the appropriate use, acquisition, preservation, de-accessioning, and management of the museum's artifacts and archives.

 

Supervises staff in conservation, registration, collections management, osteology, image services and archives.  Oversees ~ 30,000 sq ft of collections storage areas on- and off-site.  Provides leadership to ensure the highest standards in collections stewardship.  Develops innovative approaches to collections stewardship, sets direction for collections use policies, and oversees management and care of collections in alignment with the overall strategic direction of the Museum.  Responsible for the management of collections databases and online collections. Develops and implements collection plan as well as a high-level vision for all digital assets. Seeks grant funding for collections care, growth, and management.  Represents the Peabody in the museum field.   Develops relationships with other museums including those at Harvard. 

 

Basic Qualifications   

 

MA and 5 years collections management experience.

 

Additional Qualifications

Experience with ethnographic and/or archaeological collections and familiarity with NAGPRA implementation required.  Knowledge of collections database management programs (TMS preferred) and online collections database systems; ability to work with IT to improve database functionality.  8 years in collections management preferred with a sound knowledge of collections best practices, ethics and AAM accreditation standards.  Strong leadership and supervisory experience with the skills to direct and mentor collections department staff and the demonstrated ability to work with diverse professional staff. Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.  Demonstrated ability in successful grant writing. A Masters' in material culture, Anthropology, archaeology or related fields is required and experience in a university museum context are preferred. Some travel may be required.

 

Additional Information

When applying for this position please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter).

Visit http://www.employment.harvard.edu/ to apply.

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Biology, Health, and Marine Sciences Collection Coordinator and Subject Librarian for Biology, UC San Diego Library, San Diego CA


The UC San Diego Library is seeking a highly motivated librarian to serve as the collection coordinator for biological, health and marine science disciplines, including serving as liaison to the Division of Biological Sciences and providing general and specialized reference services to library patrons.  The position will:



•            Coordinate and supervise the collections activities of marine and health science subject librarians and monitor acquisitions budgets for the health and marine science disciplines.



•            Represent the UC San Diego Library on discipline-appropriate UC consortial projects, including subscription renewals, new titles, cancellations, and campus votes on UC-wide journal and ebook packages.



•            Select materials in all formats, manage collections through storage and weeding, and monitor budgets and approval plans for biology and other assigned subject areas.



•            Actively engage with faculty and students in the Biological Sciences through teaching and course-integrated instruction and workshops, contributing to reference and research assistance, maintaining online subject guides and information, and providing other library services as appropriate to best meet current user needs.



•            Effectively communicate academic research and teaching needs and priorities in the Biological Sciences back to the Library.



•            Serve as the primary biology specialist for research assistance, as well as provide general reference services both in person and virtually.



•            Conduct training and facilitate communications about biology resources to other reference providers.



More information:

http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/adeo/recruitment/jobdetails.asp?PositionNumber=10-717



To Apply:  For full consideration, please submit applications to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00517

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Dean of the Library, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos CA

California State University San Marcos seeks an exceptional, visionary and resourceful individual with the qualifications and experience to serve as its Dean of the Library. The Dean will provide leadership to further the role of the Library as an essential component of the University's academic mission. As part of a comprehensive university the Dean will lead the Library in its support of the academic development of students into life-long learners, where students are active participants in the learning process. The Dean of the Library will work with the librarians to establish partnerships across the University and within the community, as they contribute as faculty to the contemporary learning environment in higher education. The Dean of the Library is responsible for leadership, team-building, strategic planning, and management within the Library, and fosters collaboration and the creation of knowledge within the University community. In addition, the Dean of the Library provides leadership in creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, and a curriculum that develops students' intercultural competence.

The Dean of the Library reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and serves on the Academic Affairs Leadership Council, an advisory body to the Provost. The Dean leads a library faculty and staff of 40 and manages a budget of approximately $3.3 million. The Library Dean position is classified as Administrator IV in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP) and serves at the pleasure of the President.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • ALA accredited master's degree or its equivalent plus five years of progressively responsible administrative work experience in University libraries which includes a minimum of one year leading and/or supervising the work of others; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong record of educational and scholarly achievement.
  • Strong record of progressively responsible engagement in a professional association.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Work experience in public higher education.
  • Knowledge of the California State University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and ability to advance the University's goals in diversity and inclusive excellence, access, and educational equity in higher education.

The successful candidate must demonstrate leadership within and beyond the Library, have a record of identifying and solving problems creatively, and function effectively as part of a leadership team. In addition the Dean will:

  • Demonstrate appreciation for the mission and vision of The California State University system and for the California State University San Marcos campus as comprehensive educational institutions;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in higher education and in university libraries, including pedagogy of information literacy, scholarly communication, curriculum-driven collections, and the technology of teaching and learning;
  • Demonstrate strong, successful leadership and team-building skills, with a proven ability to plan for and manage change;
  • Have highly developed financial, strategic planning, and assessment skills, including the ability to evaluate and utilize data in planning and decision making;
  • Have substantial experience in planning, budgeting, management, and evaluation of programs and personnel;
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the instructional role librarians as faculty contribute to the contemporary learning environment in higher education;
  • Support professional development for the Library faculty and staff, and the tenure and promotion processes for Librarians;
  • Be a strong advocate for student success;
  • Be able to work effectively with diverse populations and have a strong commitment to access in library programs; and
  • Be able to build effective strategic alliances internally and externally.

A complete, detailed job description is available at: http://www.csusm.edu/about/employment.html

California State University San Marcos Overview

In 1989, California State University San Marcos was founded as the 20th campus in The California State University system, which now has 23 campuses. California State University San Marcos is a rapidly growing University with a current enrollment of over 11,300 students and is projected to continue to grow. The university is organized into four colleges (Business Administration; Education, Health and Human Services; Humanities, Art, Behavioral and Social Sciences; and, Science and Mathematics). Current academic degrees offered include: 28 bachelors of arts/sciences, 12 masters of arts/sciences/business administration, and 1 joint doctorate (Ed.D.).

Located in San Marcos, California, a city of 86,752 situated approximately 35 miles north of downtown San Diego, California State University San Marcos serves northern San Diego County and southern Riverside and Orange Counties, one of the fastest growing regions in Southern California. While convenient to the urban amenities of San Diego and Los Angeles, the campus enjoys a high quality of life enhanced by nearby ocean beaches, mountains and deserts, and a deservedly famous climate. Our student population reflects the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the region.

Application

California State University San Marcos is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex, gender identity, gender expression or veteran's status. Review of applications will begin February 10, 2014. The position is open until filled. Appointment will be for July 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary placement will depend upon the candidate's qualifications and depth of experience. The university offers an excellent benefits program, including participation in the CalPERS retirement program.

To ensure full consideration, candidates are asked to submit the following via email to librarydeansearch@csusm.edu:

  • a cover letter including
    • response to each of the points in the position description and qualifications
    • reasons for interest in the position and in California State University San Marcos
  • a detailed resumé/curriculum vitae
  • 3 references, including professional relationship, postal and e-mail address, and telephone number

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Food and Agriculture Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Food and Agriculture Librarian-22848

Description

 

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment.   Candidates should have a strong background and/or interest in food and agriculture in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell's food and agricultural sciences students, faculty and staff. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Food & Agriculture Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.

  

Responsibilities:

 

Under the direction of the Head of Research & Learning Services, Food & Agriculture Librarian:

  • Develops and leads innovative information services for the food and agriculture research, learning and extension communities.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in food and agriculture disciplines.  
  • Administers and provides leadership for Mann Library's USDA Economics Statistics and Market Information System.
  • Provides quality reference, consulting, and liaison services, and teaches classes and workshops as assigned, and serves as the lead on information literacy programs for undergraduates in food and agriculture, particularly the agricultural sciences major.
  • Serves as liaison to selected activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 
  • Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information services and delivery.

Qualifications

 

  • MLS from ALA-accredited school or equivalent professional degree. 
  • Subject area background (coursework, degree or work experience) in an agricultural science, food science, biology, or related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively. 
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
  • Project management experience or experience leading a project team. 

Environment:

 

Albert R. Mann Library has a long commitment to providing innovative information services. The Library's collection of life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Mann Library is an integral part of the Cornell University Library. The recently renovated building is the vibrant hub for our primary Colleges. We provide leadership in the library community through projects such as VIVO (http://vivo.cornell.edu), the USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu), the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu), and the TEEAL (http://www.teeal.org/) and Research4Life (http://www.research4life.org/) programs which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content.

Interested candidates should apply online:https://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html.

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Research Data & Environmental Sciences Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Research Data & Environmental Sciences Librarian-22849

Description

 

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment.   Candidates should have a strong background and interest in environmental science in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell's environmental sciences students, faculty and staff. The librarian will be a member of the campus-wide Research Data Management Service Group, and will work collaboratively to provide data management and data management planning services to the Cornell community. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.

  

Responsibilities:

 

Under the direction of the Head of Research & Learning Services, the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian:

  • Develops and leads innovative information services for the environmental sciences research, learning and extension communities.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in environmental sciences disciplines.
  • Participates in Library and campus research support service initiatives including those related to research profiles, and research data management, curation and preservation.
  • Develops and supports services for documenting and distributing research data.
  •  Develops and maintains expertise in data issues for libraries. 
  • Provides quality reference, consulting, and liaison services, and teaches classes and workshops as assigned.
  • Serves as liaison to selected environmental sciences activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 
  • Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information delivery.

Qualifications

 

  • MLS from ALA accredited school or equivalent professional degree. 
  • Subject area background (degree or work experience) in environmental science, natural resources, ecology, or related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively. 
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional development.

Preferred: 

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies. 
  • Experience working with tools and technologies related to data management, such as relational databases, GIS software, scripting languages, etc. 

Interested candidates should apply online:https://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html.

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Head, Instruction Services, University of Washington Tacoma Library, Tacoma WA

TITLE: Head, Instruction Services

LOCATION: University of Washington Tacoma Library

THE LIBRARIES

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 8 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning, and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts, and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA LIBRARY

The UW Tacoma Library is located on one of three campuses served by the University of Washington Libraries. The UW Tacoma Library is dedicated to creating community by engaging with student learning and connecting researchers to resources that foster discovery. For more information, consult the UW Tacoma Library web site: http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/library/.

University of Washington Tacoma is forging its identity as an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington's commitment to high quality teaching and research, and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. UW Tacoma was established in 1990 to address the needs of transfer students wishing to complete baccalaureate degrees, to offer relevant graduate level education and to enrich the area by its research. In 2007 UW Tacoma expanded its program to include the first and second years of undergraduate education.

UW Tacoma opened its permanent campus in Tacoma's historic warehouse district in 1997. The campus has been honored with national awards for urban design and preservation. With an enrollment of about 4,200 students and 270 faculty, UW Tacoma offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees, and certification programs. Located across from the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum, and the Museum of Glass, UW Tacoma is preparing for rapid program and facilities growth over the course of the next several years.

THE POSITION

Serves as Head, Instruction Services, under the general direction of the Director, University of Washington Tacoma Library, assuming multiple leadership responsibilities in areas of information literacy program development, instruction, learning assessment and instructional technology. This position serves as the Library's primary liaison to the Freshman Core learning community program and campus instruction assessment initiatives.

Participates in the full range of reference and instruction services serving University of Washington Tacoma students, faculty, and staff, and the South Sound community. Plans, delivers, and assesses research support and instruction for diverse students, faculty, and staff whose primary areas of study, teaching, and research fall within the librarian's academic subject and program responsibilities. Responsibilities include developing innovative approaches to research assistance tailored to the user populations, collection development and delivery of services in an environment providing authoritative access to and delivery of global information resources.

Collaborates with colleagues in sustaining a technology-rich learning environment. Assumes a creative role in providing guidance and inspiration to support the Library's commitment to an effective integration of information resources, research skills, and learning technologies within University curricula and other related programs.

Librarians provide assistance for a range of research inquiries, collaborate with faculty and other academic staff in the design of instructional/learning opportunities, and promote the integration of information literacy into the curricula of a developing university. Librarians are members of the University of Washington Libraries and are advised by system-wide expectations for appointment and promotion.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

* Provides leadership and strategic direction for the instruction program, including development and persistent assessment of services and other offerings.

* Serves as primary coordinator and faculty liaison for all general inquiries for library instruction and related services.

* Collaborates with librarians and faculty to develop effective strategies for the delivery, evaluation and promotion of information literacy competencies campus-wide.

* Assists in development, implementation and assessment of electronic and print instructional resources to meet current needs and future expectations.

* Supports professional development of librarians with regard to information literacy, and teaching and learning in higher education. Maintains professional engagement with regional and national information literacy developments and best practice.

* Collaborates with Reference Services and Community Outreach to develop and maintain consistency of information and mission across all venues of instruction and to promote instructional services provided by reference staff. Collaborates with the Teaching and Learning Center, Academic Technologies and others in developing the Learning and Research Commons (LARC).

* Serves as a liaison with responsibilities for instruction, collection development and management for subject areas and programs determined in consultation with the Head, Collections and Access Services. Confers with others as needed to ensure collection development meets Libraries' system-wide expectations.

* Provides reference assistance and referral to University of Washington Tacoma Library resources and, when necessary, to other resources including University Libraries, and regional academic and community libraries. Shares in providing instruction and reference services. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends.

* Makes recommendations for and assists in formulation of library policies, and contributes to the development of library services responsive to the needs of the campus curriculum and users.

* Confers with Library staff to deal with library-wide questions, problems or emergency situations in the absence of the Director, University of Washington Tacoma Library, or the Assistant Director, University of Washington Tacoma Library.

* Works collaboratively with Library staff, UW Tacoma Library Information Technology, UW Tacoma Marketing and Creative Services, University Libraries' Information Technology Services, and the user community to foster and maintain effective cross-campus communication and coordination pertaining to web development and implementation.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

* Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.

* Demonstrated teaching experience including curriculum development and successful collaboration with faculty staff and students.

* Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

Preferred

* Demonstrated strong public service orientation and commitment to user-centered services including collection development, instruction and reference services.

* Experience working with lower-division students in reference and instructional settings.

* Ability to work independently as well as to work successfully in a collaborative team environment where consultation, collaboration and cooperation are essential. Ability to work creatively and productively with diverse faculty, staff and students in a challenging and rapidly changing environment is critical.

* Demonstrated experience with technology, web-based resource development, digital reference tools and information resources, and social media.

* Knowledge of current and emerging learning technologies in higher education.

* Evidence of strong written, interpersonal and oral communication skills.

* Commitment to engage in successful professional service and the ability to represent the University Libraries on campus, regionally, and nationally.

* Creative, energetic, innovative, and motivated for on-going assessment of services, collections, and facilities.

* Bilingual skills are desirable.

SALARY: $45,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

BENEFITS: Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

* Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)

* Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)

* List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)

* Teaching Statement: A separate statement of no more than one page addressing applicant's general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy.

* Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading.

* Please submit all three components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, March 21, 2014.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.

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2014-2015 Graduate Assistantship, James E. Brooks Library, Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA

The James E. Brooks Library announces a graduate assistantship program for individuals who already have an MLS, or equivalent, and who desire a second subject master degree.  This two-year program allows an individual to study in any of CWU's more than twenty graduate programs while gaining valuable professional experience in an academic library.  It is ideal for new or experienced librarians seeking a second subject master's.  Candidates must apply to the graduate school and be accepted into a program prior to being accepted as a paid library graduate assistant.

 

Opportunities may be available for candidates to gain professional experience in reference, instruction, library technology and systems, technical services, outreach, and records management, government publications, maps, assessment, and research.

 

Graduate assistantship benefits include a salary of approximately $8,100 per academic year, partial tuition waiver, payroll taxes, medical insurance, and health center and wellness fees, totaling approximately $18,600 per academic year.  Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research for further information on tuition waiver and fees.  Summer study and employment opportunities may also be available.

 

Queries should be addressed to Patricia Cutright, Dean of Libraries, at cutright@cwu.edu, by phone at (509) 963-1902, or by mail to the James E. Brooks Library, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548.

 

Central Washington University is one of six state-assisted, four-year institutions of higher education in Washington.  A regional comprehensive university, CWU offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees.  Throughout its history, the university has distinguished itself in many ways, most notably through quality teaching and academic programs, student-centered orientation, and a commitment to research, outreach, international experiences for faculty and students, and provision of life-long learning opportunities to the citizens of Washington.  The university is composed of the College of Arts and Humanities, College of the Sciences, College of Education and Professional Studies, and College of Business.  CWU's faculty, numbering more than 500, compiles an impressive record of teaching, scholarship, and service.  The main campus is located in Ellensburg, a community of over 17,000 that enjoys one of the finest living environments in the Pacific Northwest.  In the shadow of the Cascade Mountains and only minutes from the Wenatchee National Forest, Ellensburg is situated in the Kittitas valley, 110 miles east of Seattle, the cultural center of Washington State.  Further information about the university is available at www.cwu.edu.  For more information about Ellensburg, see http://kittitascountychamber.com/

 

Central Washington University: http://www.cwu.edu/

James E. Brooks Library: http://www.lib.cwu.edu/

Application forms at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research: http://www.cwu.edu/~masters/

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Archivist/Metadata Specialist, Yale University Library, New Haven CT

Under the supervision of the Head of Arrangement and Description, work with staff in MSSA and across Yale University Library to ensure metadata integrity, normalization, portability, and development of or adherence to local and national metadata best practices. Contribute to quality control of metadata operations; maintains documentation on best practices and tracks developments on standards of all types (descriptive, technical, preservation, and administrative) to recommend and design appropriate metadata schema and products for discovery and access. Follow the development of new and emerging technologies and analyze their potential application to the department and library to significantly improve and transfer information resource discovery and retrieval; and participate in departmental and library-wide technology planning and implementation activities.

Serve as primary technical lead for the department's data migration from Archivist's Toolkit to ArchivesSpace. Provide ongoing development and support of the department's use of ArchivesSpace. Collaborate across the Library on ArchivesSpace implementation and use.

Process and catalog archive and manuscript collections in all formats, including born digital, in accordance with approved plans and departmental procedures, including screening for sensitive material and implementation of necessary preservation procedures. Devise processing plans for collections requiring more than minimum processing. Prepare and update access tools such as finding aids and catalog records for archival and manuscript holdings in accordance with archival and library standards.

Participate in departmental planning; represent the department on a variety of collaborative projects and programs inside and outside the department; seek opportunities for cooperation with other departments or institutions; plan and manage specific library projects.

Assist with public services through weekly rotations on the reference desk and involvement in primary source instructions.

Undertake special projects as assigned. Plan, direct, and review the work of support staff and student assistants. Participate in departmental and library-wide planning and committee activities. Actively contribute to the archival profession.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

1. Assume a variety of responsibilities related to manuscript and archival material in all formats, including selection, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, and access and outreach.
2. Work in libraries across university campuses to meet the needs of local, national, and international teaching and research communities.
3. Assist with management of printed collections, as assigned.
4. Assist, if necessary, with disaster recovery efforts.
5. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. 
2. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 
4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. 
6. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
7. Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections. 
8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. 


Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at:http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html

Candidates can view the entire posting and apply online at: http://bit.ly/24284BR_Yale

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Archivist, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock AR

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applicants for an Archivist (R97234) position at its primary facility at the Center for Arkansas History and Culture in the Rivermarket District of downtown Little Rock. UALR operates its Archives in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System with which it works on a variety of initiatives.

The UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture houses archives at ASI is a research repository that includes Arkansas gubernatorial papers, Civil War materials, Civil Rights records, and many other collections of prominent citizens as well as social organizations that document the history of the state. The Archives consists of over 65,000 records in manuscript, photographic, map, and digital formats.

Applicants will be expected to provide exceptional patron assistance, collection development advice, and have knowledge and use of basic manuscript processing techniques including familiarity with DACS and EAD for digital encoding of manuscript and archival finding aids. Applicants also will assist in the coordination of educational and public outreach programs and must have excellent communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially across units and departments is essential.

Required Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Archives or a related discipline and two years of related work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications: A Master's degree in a field related to archives work and two years of relevant work experience is preferred. Experience with Archivist Toolkit is preferred.

UALR is positioning itself for the future by emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, high impact learning experiences, community connections, and a campus-wide commitment to student success. The campus is currently undergoing an extensive administrative and academic reorganization in order to align its assets more effectively with these priorities. This is an exciting time to be at UALR. For more information visit the reorganization web site at http://ualr.edu/academics/restructure.

Additional information about this position and applications requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources' website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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Project Archivist, Makino Collection (Temporary Appointment), Columbia University Libraries, New York NY

Project Archivist, Makino Collection
Temporary 18-month Appointment
C. V. Starr East Asian Library

The Columbia University Libraries seek a Project Archivist to archive film programs, and ephemera from the Makino Mamoru Collection on East Asian Film and to complete an online finding aid for the entire collection.

Material processing will follow standard practice using the Society of American Archivists' Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts (2005), Describing Archives: A Content Standard (2004), as well as Columbia's local practices. The archivist will follow the arrangement of the collection drafted by the previous archivist who worked on the parts processed to date, will conduct relevant research on the programs, evaluate their organization in the arrangement, perform physical processing and preparation for our offsite storage facility by coordinating the transfer of boxes, provide reference services, and perform outreach, including writing blog posts, updating the web page, giving presentations, cooperating on public programs, train and supervise one or two graduate student helper(s), and create a standard MARC record and finding aid using EAD following the RLG Best Practice Guidelines for Encoded Archival Description (2002).

This is a temporary grant-funded 18-month appointment with the possibility of extension with a proposed start date of April 1, 2014. The appointment can be for a 9, 10 or 11-month appointment but the project must be completed by the grant's end date of December 31, 2016.

For immediate consideration please apply on-line at:
https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58762

The C.V. Starr East Asian Library is one of the major collections for the study of East Asia in the United States with over 1 million volumes/pieces of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, and Western language materials and over 8,500 periodical titles.

One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Minimum qualifications:

- MLS or MA in Archival Management or equivalent
- Thorough knowledge of archival standards
- Advanced ability to read and write Japanese and strong verbal skills in Japanese
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work efficiently and meet project goals and deadlines

Preferred qualifications:

- Advanced degree in an East Asian Studies discipline
- Familiarity with Japanese and East Asian Film Studies
- Experience managing archival digital projects
- Knowledge of research processes in archival sources
- Familiarity with cataloging principles

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Assessment Librarian, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI

Position: Assessment Librarian
Official Title: Assistant Professor


Position Description: As a tenure-track faculty member, the Assessment Librarian will plan, design, develop, facilitate, and implement collaborative library assessment initiatives; take an active role in collection development; function as liaison to academic departments; participate in the Library's instruction program; provide reference service; and engage in scholarship and service. This position will work collaboratively with the library faculty and staff to meet the mission and goals of the University Library.


Responsibilities:
Assessment & Technology

  •  Provide leadership and support for evidence-based decision making related to services, collections, technology, and physical spaces.
  •  Provide guidance to library staff conducting unit assessments and recommend qualitative and quantitative protocols.
  •  Gather and analyze data in support of strategic planning and other overall library assessment initiatives.
  •  Administer usability testing, surveys, focus groups and other user-centered assessments.
  •  Respond to statistical requests, provide, and analyze data from library systems, the library's website and other online data sources.
  •  Promote the integration of assessment into all phases of planning, services, and collection management.
  •  Participate in a team-based implementation of a new Library Services Platform, with a focus on optimization, staff training, and support for analytical and report modules.
  •  Participate in UW System initiatives and professional committees related to assessment.

Reference & Instruction

  •  Contribute to the Library's bibliographic instruction program, which may include teaching and developing materials for discipline-specific library sessions, library for-credit courses, and workshops.
  •  Provide reference services to meet the information needs of students and faculty, including evening and weekend rotations.
  •  Work collaboratively with Reference and Instruction Coordinators to assess services and measure instructional learning outcomes.

Collection Development

  •  Actively participate in collection development and perform campus departmental liaison duties.
  •  Work collaboratively to provide support for collection assessment activities.

Scholarship and Service

  •  Participate in scholarship, faculty governance, and service as a tenure-track library faculty member.


Qualifications:
Required:

  •  Master's degree earned from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program
  •  Demonstrated knowledge and experience in assessment and data analysis
  •  Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  •  Project management experience
  •  Knowledge of MARC, Dublin Core and XML data elements
  •  Expertise in the use of statistical tools such as SPSS, MS Access, MS Excel
  •  Current knowledge of assessment issues/trends for academic libraries
  •  Excellent communication and organizational abilities
  •  Strong service orientation
  •  Effective instructional skills
  •  Flexibility in adapting to change
  •  Ability and desire to work as part of collegial team and with diverse populations

Preferred:

  •  Second master's (minimum) required for tenure. Preferred at hiring, but may be earned during first years of employment
  •  Experience providing reference service and/or library instruction
  •  Experience in an academic library
  •  Familiarity with library assessment tools, such as Sushi, Counter, Libqual
  •  Experience with creating, interpreting, and analyzing data and reports for use in decision-making

Appointment Date: Annual year appointment beginning July 1, 2014.


Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status (rank and salary dependent on experience and qualifications).

A full position description and requirements as well as information on how to apply are available at: http://www.uwsp.edu/equity/Pages/jobVacancies.aspx

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Head, Reference and Instructional Services Department, University of Delaware Library, Newark DE

*Description*:

The University of Delaware Library seeks a creative and dynamic librarian to serve as Head, Reference and Instructional Services Department, who will manage a principal library information gateway critical to the research and curricular mission of the University. The position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Services, Outreach and Assessment. The position will lead a diverse department of 13 librarians, 8 non-exempt staff, and student assistants in the delivery of research, information and instructional services, and the management of three small branch science libraries. The Reference and Instructional Services Department librarians include a Coordinator of Library Instruction, Coordinator of Branch Libraries, Coordinator of Services for Users with Disabilities, Scholarly Communication Officer, UDSpace Coordinator who supports the institutional repository, and UDLib/SEARCH Coordinators who provide K-12 statewide database training. Librarians in the Reference and Instructional Services Department provide the entire range of in-person and online reference services and also serve as liaison librarians to one or more academic departments for both instruction and collection development. Librarians have a dual reporting line and report to the Head, Collection Development Department for collection related activities. Essential responsibilities include: directing reference service noted for its excellence, responsiveness and its effective information literacy program that supports the learning, teaching and research needs of the students and faculty, particularly focused on new models of information delivery and use; fostering an environment of exploration and implementation of new approaches to reference, instruction, and outreach services as well as services delivered through social networking tools, web applications and mobile computing platforms; collaborating effectively with
library administrators and library staff to plan and implement programs and services; continually assess and reinvent reference and instructional services to meet the needs of users; staying professionally active and keeping current on trends related to university needs, technology and current library services; leading by example in the department, establishing workloads and procedures, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling as needed. The position will participate in the full range of services and department programs, may serve as library liaison to one or more academic departments, will represent and speak on behalf of the department and the Library and serve on library, university and professional committees.

*Qualifications*:

ALA accredited graduate library degree. Minimum of five years professional work experience in reference and library instruction in an academic library. Experience managing or coordinating library services or staff in library public services environment. Knowledge of emerging trends in library reference and instruction. Strong leadership skills and the ability to work cooperatively. Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands.
Demonstrated ability in planning, introducing, and managing change. Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills. Strong commitment to service excellence. Ability to successfully motivate and encourage staff.

*General Information*:

The University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence beginning in 1743 and extending to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. The University of Delaware provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels. There are over 1,100 full-time faculty and 4,000 staff serving a student body of over 21,000. The University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, with its beautiful 970 acre campus, is situated one hour
from Philadelphia and two hours from New York and Washington, DC. The Library makes accessible a broad range of electronic resources, including approximately 50,000 electronic and print journals, over 370 databases, and over 26,000 videos. Library collections, which are broadly based and comprehensive, include over 2.8 million volumes. The Morris Library, where the main collection is housed, is a six-acre, four-floor building which has undergone several major renovations, most recently including a refurbishment of the main Information Room to be completed by the Fall of 2014. The Morris Library has 275 public access workstations, 200 laptop connections, wireless access, and a state-of-the-art 15,000 square foot Student Multimedia Design Center. The University of Delaware Library will be the first member of the Association of Research Libraries to replace its traditional Library Information System with OCLC's WMS (WorldShare Management Services) cloud based system. WMS will be implemented in July 2014. The University of Delaware Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). More information about the Library is available at http://www.udel.edu/library.

*Benefits:*

Vacation of 22 working days. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available online:  http://www.udel.edu/Benefits/

*Appointment:*

Appointment will be at the level of Associate Librarian or Librarian with rank and salary dependent upon experience and qualifications. The current University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System document  http://www2.lib.udel.edu/personnel/promo.htm is available online.

*To Apply*:

Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/ by March 14, 2014.

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Library Director, Bentley University, Waltham MA

Description of Duties: Bentley University is seeking applicants and nominations for the position of Library Director. Successful applicants will lead a team of 18 (professional librarians and staff) in identifying and developing innovations in the integration of technology, electronic resources, academic content, information literacy, and the physical space needs of students and faculty. The Bentley Library is dedicated to supporting the academic and intellectual vitality of the university community.

Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Bentley blends the breadth and technological strength of a large university with the values and student focus of a small college. Students interested in business professions choose from a wide range of programs that address all functional areas including accountancy, finance, marketing, management and liberal arts ? all anchored in technology.

The Bentley Library operates in a state-of-the-art building centrally located at the heart of the University. It is an inviting place for research, quiet study, and collaboration. It is the hub of academic life on campus, offering a depth and breadth of print and online resources. The library staff is dedicated to assisting faculty and students in their research efforts and strives to be dynamic, innovative, and responsive to information needs. There is extensive collaboration between the Library and Bentley's Academic Technology Center (ATC), as the latter provides technical support for the library's catalog system (in the process of migrating from Innovative's Millennium to Sierra), ILL, 24 collaboration room scheduling system, public LED displays, etc.


Additional Description Of Duties: The Library Director is responsible for providing vision, strategic direction, leadership and coordination of the library's programs, services and resources; expertise in developing and implementing technological innovations; and for creating a positive and collaborative work environment among all library staff. Reporting to the University's Chief Information Officer, the Library Director advocates for and represents the library within the larger campus community and among external constituency groups and works with faculty and administration to ensure that the library supports Bentley's institutional mission.

Additional duties include:

* Develop short and long-range plans for Library operations and services
* Maintain and expand good working relationships and outreach to faculty, students, department chairs, administrators, and committee members
* encourages teamwork, diversity and professionalism, and highlights the role of the library in supporting a successful Bentley experience for students and faculty
* Manage the budget to ensure all essential services are provided, including expenditures for print and online resources, digital collections, personnel and operations
* Collaborate with the Director of Academic Technology and staff at the ATC to plan the development, implementation, and use of information technology in support of Library programs and initiatives
* Create and foster proposals for endowment, gift and grant support, and other types of fundraising to strengthen the library's resources and services, including the Bentley Archives
* Explore the greater development of formal and informal relationships (directly and through consortial agreements) with peer academic libraries and networks for mutually beneficial programs

Qualifications: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school. Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible academic library management experience including hiring, training, and evaluating staff. Significant experience using current and emerging communication, collaboration, and other technologies that produce measurable gains in online and on-campus learning. Experience supporting faculty from an array of academic disciplines, including business and the arts and sciences, in their scholarly and curricular work

A track record of leadership in building new approaches to library services and leveraging extant technologies to do so. Demonstrated ability to bring vision, strategic thinking, and coherent planning as a leader and manager in academic organizations. Record of fostering teamwork, collegiality, relationship building, and mentoring within a library and campus environment.

A demonstrated track record as an active, visible campus citizen in promoting the library and advocating for library needs, as well as an ambassador to the external community through conference presentations and publications. Excellent working knowledge of practices and current issues in library services, including usage, facilities, technology, circulation, reference and technical services. Initiative in project management, including program development and implementation.

Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, analytical, grant-writing, problem-solving, budget management and supervisory skills.


Commitment to providing excellent customer service

Visit jobs.bentley.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52302  to apply. 

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Director and University Archivist, Tufts University, Medford MA

The application deadline for this position is February 28, 2014.

 

The Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) supports the teaching and research mission of Tufts University by ensuring the enduring preservation and accessibility of the university's permanently valuable records and collections. The DCA assists departments, faculty, and staff in managing records and other assets by providing information management consultation, advice, and stewardship. The DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs, in addition to providing reference and instruction services. 

 

The Director and University Archivist oversees all of DCA's staff, collections, and services and has primary responsibility for strategic direction, planning, budget management, fundraising, collection development, developing grant proposals and managing grant-funded projects. The Director leads a highly-integrated staff team and has responsibility for the department's day-to-day operations as well as setting strategic direction for the department in support of the university's strategic goals. The Director represents DCA internally and externally, to donors, community members, and within the profession. Participates in university-wide policy development and implementation particularly focused on institutional data management.

Basic Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program and 10 years of related experience OR Bachelor's Degree and 15 years of related experience.
  • Strong proficiency in office applications.
  • Proven experience leading and mentoring diverse, dedicated, professional staff. Success in developing and managing grant projects. Experience negotiating with donors in complex political and emotional contexts. Knowledge of intellectual property issues and related laws. High proficiency in problem-solving leadership skills, particularly prioritizing competing demands. Experience managing budgets. Experience presenting formally and informally before diverse audiences, including to students, faculty, administrators, and donors and at professional conferences and events. Strong record of engagement in the archival profession.
  • An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in related field.


Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/pjpybs5

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Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide reference service utilizing a variety of print, electronic, and database  resources. The position reports to the Senior Associate Director.**

Major responsibilities include:

1. Provide core reference services both in person and by virtual means using online chat, email, and telephone.
2. Suggest, create, and teach library-related classes. Provide overviews and introductions/tours of the resources and services of the HSLS to students and faculty in the Schools of the Health Sciences.
3. Monitor trends in health sciences librarianship such as evidence-based practice, Web 2.0 communication, and social networking technology.
4. Collaborate with other librarians and staff concerning library programs and services

Qualifications:The applicant must have a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school, as well as knowledge of computer applications, including medical and consumer databases, Internet searching, web design, and HTML experience.Highly preferred is a background in health sciences. The applicant must have demonstrated ability to interact with the public in a patient and tactful manner as well as flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks, and to work collaboratively and independently in a complex and fast-paced environment.Applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, as well as skill in written and oral communication.Evidence of continued professional growth should also be demonstrated.

Position is a full-time non-tenured faculty librarian position, and may occasionally require additional work hours beyond the 40-hour workweek.Salary and appointment level are dependent on qualifications and experience.Screening of applications will begin Feb 24, 2014 and the position is open until filled.

Environment:The Health Sciences Library System provides collections and services designed to meet the information needs of the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Nursing, and the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.HSLS has an active user education program, participates in the curricula of the health sciences schools, provides a full complement of information services and hosts the popular Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians. HSLS is also the home of the Middle Atlantic Region of the Nationalof the Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM-MAR).For additional information about HSLS, see 
http://www.hsls.pitt.edu 

Please send letter of application, resume and names of three references to:

Search Committee, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

Applications should be sent via e-mail to medlibq@pitt.edu 

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Information Literacy Librarian, Davidson College, Davidson NC

Basic Function: The Information Literacy Librarian, collaborating with faculty and other librarians, provides formal and informal instruction to students in order to improve their research skills and to promote the effective and thoughtful use of information. The person in this position also provides research support and outreach services to students, faculty, and staff.


Essential Functions: Teaches information literacy skills to students through the following means: scheduled, course-integrated instruction sessions and stand-alone sessions in all disciplines; consultations; orientation sessions; reference interactions; virtual services; and other activities.

Provides on-demand reference and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff both in person and virtually, in rotation with other librarians and including some evening and weekend shifts.

Assists with the development and creation of instructional, informational, promotional, and training resources, including tutorials and user guides.

Provides outreach to students and other members of the campus community.

Coordinates virtual instruction and assessment with participation from other librarians.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library/Information Science. MLIS must be from an ALA-accredited program. Teaching or reference experience. Strong interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills; strong service orientation; demonstrated interest in information literacy.  

Visit: https://jobs.davidson.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1391527364963

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Library Fellow, Christopher Center Library Services, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso IN

Status:  Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track; two-year full-time appointment, full benefits

Deadline:  March 3, 2014 (for full consideration)

 

Christopher Center Library Services, and Valparaiso University, are committed to fostering a diverse student body and faculty.  We are pleased to announce a new Library Fellow position with an archival focus.  This two year (July 2014 - June 2016) faculty position provides the opportunity for an entry-level librarian, with a demonstrated commitment to diverse and historically underrepresented groups, to gain professional experience as an academic librarian.

 

The detailed position description, application procedure, and position benefits can be found at http://library.valpo.edu/jobs.html.

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Library Technician, CoxHealth Libraries, Cox College, Springfield MO

The Library Technician is responsible to the Dean of Information Services for maintenance of the library collection, assistance in retrieval of informational requests, and contact with initial requests of the customers. This position is responsible for ensuring that all print books and journals are processed and accessible for use by our customers.  This includes all aspects whether new, updating catalog records of current physical locations (N, S, Wm Ctr, etc.), or withdrawing from our collection.  This person also assists other staff in filling article (informational) requests whether in house, ILL (requesting articles from other libraries), and provides basic library skills assistance to our walk-in customers as needed.


Education:

  *  Minimum of a Bachelor's degree.


Experience:

  *  Library experience preferred.


Skills:

  *  Knowledge of medical terminology helpful.
  *  Experience with MS Office, utilizing Word, Excel, Power Point, & Outlook.


Link to the position:

http://www.coxhealth.com/body_open.cfm?id=5024

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Access Services Associate, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The MIT Libraries seek a reliable, enthusiastic, and service-oriented person to contribute to the work of our
access services team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic library environment and to gain
valuable pre-professional experience in access services and information delivery.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Access Services Manager, the Access Services Associate actively participates to varying degrees in circulation, reserves, stacking and service desk operations. S/he delivers highquality information service to the MIT community across ID&LA service points, both physical and virtual, and is responsible for the interpretation of library policies and procedures to users and for providing information about access to collections and space. S/he shares responsibility for opening/closing the library and for reporting facilities and safety incidents/issues. Position responsibilities may also include handling financial transactions, physical space and collection management, collecting and analyzing statistics, and processing materials for the collections, working with staff across the Libraries to resolve complex problems and issues. The Access Services Associate contributes to the formulation of service enhancements, policy development and streamlining work
practices. S/he also participates in training staff, contributes to the development of documentation and training materials, and is actively involved in planning, testing, and implementing new services, procedures, and systems. The Associate hires and directs the work of student assistants and serves as a resource to library assistants and student and temporary workers, sharing in-depth knowledge of library operations, procedures and technical applications. S/he may also coordinate staff and student project work. The Associate participates in local and library-wide committees/teams/groups or projects and performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS: Required - Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience. Minimum of two years direct/related experience that provides an understanding of library or service functions (post high school education can count toward experience). In-depth experience with automated library systems and with standard software (e.g. MS Office, e-mail, calendar) as well as an ability to generate reports and to work with data. Excellent customer service skills and a strong commitment to public service. Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to work and contribute both independently and as an integral part of a service team, and to work collaboratively and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people. Strong communication skills including ability to listen to and understand user requests and to interpret policies and procedures clearly. Excellent organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines, as well as problem solving skills that include ability to identify and analyze problems and exercise good judgment in carrying out solutions with minimal supervision. Demonstrated desire to learn and a keenness for mastering new software, systems and technology and for assisting others in their use. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. Ability to work under pressure. Exemplary attendance and dependability a must. Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, shelve library materials and push book trucks; tolerance for exposure to dust. Preferred - Experience in academic and/or research library. Experience in customer service environment. Experience working with integrated library system such as Aleph. Experience in training and/or directing the work of others.


HOURS: 35 hours per week. Tuesday - Saturday schedule including opening and evening shifts; hours may change based on coverage needs and MIT's academic calendar.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/index.html.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, New York University Libraries, New York NY

Description:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is responsible for developing and delivering an active program of education, training, advocacy, support and information sharing regarding a wide range of issues that promote effective sharing and barrier free access to scholarly resources. The target audience for this program is librarians and library staff and NYU faculty and students.

The successful incumbent will act as an active advocate and resource for faculty and staff on a full range of issues that promote barrier free availability of scholarly intellectual resources, including open access, fair use, author's rights, Creative Commons licensing, e-reserves, interlibrary loan of licensed content. S/he will develop and promulgate education and outreach materials, including web content, brochures/handouts, and resource materials for a range of constituencies, including liaison librarians, library staff, faculty, graduate students; develop and implement an educational program employing the above documentation; work with subject liaison librarians to promulgate faculty author rights retention, Creative Commons licensing, and open access publishing, and to assist faculty with their questions and needs regarding their authored content; in coordination with others as appropriate, developing processes and outreach activities to increase the use of NYU's institutional repository and discipline-related repositories for open access to content.

The successful candidate will exhibit an understanding of the nature of research and publishing in the broad array of disciplines served by a large research library and the differences among those fields that shape their unique approach to scholarly communication.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian serves as the NYU Libraries' expert on issues related to intellectual property and its use in scholarly disciplines and university teaching, including: drafting and reviewing policies, guidelines, contracts and license agreements; serving as liaison to the Office of General Counsel on intellectual property-related issues; providing information to students, faculty, librarians and staff of the University; analyzing copyright status and risk for digital related publishing projects; managing a fair use listserv and website information on use of copyrighted material, ensuring the best possible information available across NYU's global community.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will also monitor and stay current in Federal and other major funder requirements for open access deposit of publications and data, and, in coordination with others, assure the development of library policies and procedures to support researchers in meeting these requirements.

S/he will stay current on trends related to promoting fair use and open access and the development of campus open access policies, including models for open access publishing and open access financing models, the role of peer review and alt-metrics in open access alternatives, codes of practice, efforts to open more content to public domain (e.g., HathiTrust work) and will keep other librarians informed and work with them to identify areas where NYU communications and practices should adapt to better inform faculty.

This is a multi-year, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian of Practice.

 

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS;
  • Minimum three years of relevant library experience;
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Previous library experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference is desirable.
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications across a variety of disciplines.
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience in copyright law as it relates to fair use and library exemptions, new modes of scholarly communication, open access, authors' rights and scholarly use of intellectual property.
  • JD or other formal training or experience in intellectual property law is desirable.

New York University Libraries:
Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

 

Salary/Benefits:
Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

 

To Apply:
To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. The search will remain open until filled.

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Web Services Librarian, Utah State University, Logan UT

 Utah State University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and customer-oriented librarian to fill 
the newly created position of Web Services Librarian. This 12-month, tenure-track, entry-level faculty 
position with rank of Assistant Librarian reports to the Director of Library Digital and Information 
Technology Services and is responsible for a broad range of services and duties related to the libraries' 
web presence and digital content and services. In addition to providing leadership and managing the 
content and design of the libraries' web services, this person will take a user-centered approach to guide 
the library in implementing new technologies to enhance our patrons' experiences. 
Responsibilities:
-Oversee the content and collaborative design of the libraries' web services.
-Facilitate assessment, usability, and use of analytic tools to gather, report and evaluate web statistics and 
user experience data.
-Interact with all areas of the library to develop innovative library technology services and systems.
-Work collaboratively across all USU campuses to integrate library and campus technology.
-Develop workflows and strategies to adapt and respond quickly to the changing technological 
environment.
-Prioritize, develop, and integrate user-friendly, user-centered websites and interfaces.
-Serve as a subject librarian to one or more academic disciplines.
-Facilitate the discovery and integration of open resources for research and teaching within the library and 
campuses. 
Required Qualifications:
-MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
-Experience with website design and information architecture.
-Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in user experience design, and library 
technologies.
-Strong interest in emerging technologies and using technology to serve library constituents.
-Highly effective communication skills, including listening, writing and speaking.
-Demonstrated problem solving skills.
-Ability to set and follow through on both individual and team priorities.
-Aptitude for learning new technologies and working in a dynamic environment.
-Ability to meet the university's requirements for promotion and tenure. 
Preferred Qualifications:
-Project management experience and demonstrated success in working collaboratively with a variety of 
constituencies.
-Experience with web site administration, accessibility, and usability.
-Knowledge of web accessibility standards.
-Familiar with HTML, CSS, XML, Java, PHP 
Salary is commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2014 and it will remain open until filled. This position 
is available on July 1, 2014.

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Circulation Specialist, Neumann University, Aston PA

Neumann University is currently seeking qualified applicants for the part time position of Circulation Specialist.  Position responsibilities include serving as initial contact person for library and computing queries; and handling circulation of library materials to patrons. In assisting library patrons, candidates should possess the ability to independently troubleshoot computer operating issues related to digital databases, Blackboard Learn, Microsoft Office Suite, and networked printers. Part time hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Friday, Noon - 5 p.m.  Candidates must possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Catholic Franciscan mission of the University. Requirements include:  B.A. or B.S. preferred, library experience helpful, familiarity with computer operation problem-solving, attention to detail and organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks as necessary. Qualified candidates should forward a resume to:

 

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY

David W. Brownlee

Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management

Human Resources Office

One Neumann Drive

Aston, PA  19014-1298

humanresources@neumann.edu

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Director, McCormick Educational Technology Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL

The McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC), the instructional technology and computing component of the Library of Rush University Medical Center, is seeking an experienced, innovative and dynamic Director. In this role you will provide leadership for a collegial staff which provides institutional support and training for educational technology across the entire university.

Position Highlights:

-Services include support for online and face-to-face university courses,  onsite use of computer workstations, computer classrooms and software, optical marking system services and exam software, and faculty projects
-Directly supervises 7 technical/support staff
-Analyzes implements and evaluates departmental activities to ensure the most effective services, access and resources that support the educational endeavors of faculty, students and staff.
-Collaborates with the staffs of Information Services and the Library to assure optimal maintenance of computer hardware and software.
-Prepares and oversees the budget of the METC
-Directs the Instructional Designers and The Technology Support Specialist to best provide access and training in regards to the learning management system and its many supporting applications:  Collaborate, Respondus, Panopto, ExamSoft, and others as required.

Qualifications:

-Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or Master's degree in Instructional/Educational Technology
-5 years in a multimedia center or similar environment
-Has held supervisory positions of increasing responsibility
-Experience in public services.
-High level interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
-Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-Familiarity with current trends in academic information management
-Demonstrated continuing professional development, including participation in professional associations and/or advanced coursework

Rush University is the academic component of Rush University Medical Center.  The University currently has over 2,200 students in Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and The Graduate College.  Located just west of the Loop in downtown Chicago, Rush offers an ideal atmosphere for professional to fulfill their career goals.

We offer generous benefits, including several tuition assistance programs.


To apply, click on http://careers.jobsatrush.com/chicago/other/jobid4819834-director-mccormick-educational-technology-center-jobs
Job ID: 2014-0072

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Part-time Archivist, Cambridge MA

The family of Professor Marshall Goldman (http://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/about-us/people/marshall-goldmanis looking to hire a trained archivist to organize his records and prepare them for deposit at the appropriate archival repositories, namely at Harvard University and Wellesley College.  S/he will work
directly with Professor Goldman in his Cambridge office to identify materials, create inventories, and perform preliminary processing.  In addition, s/he will work with archivists at the repositories and staff at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies to identify and prepare records for transfer.

This is part-time work, approximately 15 hours per week, with the desired schedule between 1-5 PM. The position will pay $15-25/hour depending on experience. It is anticipated that this work will continue over two to three months or until the work is completed.

Qualifications:

-MLS from an ALA-accredited program, with a concentration in archival studies. MLS candidates with experience and coursework in archival descriptive practices and standards and those with Master's degrees in public history or archival management will also be considered.
-Experience surveying and processing large archival collections.
-Background or interest in Russian history, politics, and language helpful.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Demonstrated ability to complete projects on-time.
-Ability to routinely lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
-Possession of a car to drive Professor Goldman home in the evening. (He has a parking spot close to his Harvard office that the individual could use.)

Please send a resume and cover letter to Karla Goldman, kargold@umich.edu.

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Access Services/Instruction Librarian, Penn State University, Hershey PA

The George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State Hershey seeks an early career Access Services and Instruction Librarian. The incumbent will report to the Associate Director /Coordinator for Education & Instruction.  This is a faculty position, may be multi-year contract or tenure track based on qualifications, experience, and preference.

Position Summary:

The Access Services/ Instruction Librarian will provide general reference service, research support, and participate in user-centered library instruction.  Under the direction of the Associate Director, he/she will be responsible for managing and coordinating Access Services, including managing the circulation and reference desks; supervising staff; developing and documenting policies and procedures; collecting statistics; oversight of marketing and exhibit space,  including the Lions Eye electronic display; scheduling reference desk coverage and responding to patron questions. He/she will supervise library cash handling policies and procedures at the circulation desk, oversee building and collection accessibility and security, and participate in collection development activities.  The Librarian will also serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments, participate in the maintenance and support of the Harrell Library Webpage, will 
contribute as a member of the Library Administrative Team, and will participate in strategic planning and evaluation of library programs, services, and resources. Critical skills include the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization, and a facility for cross-departmental communications.  He/she will contribute to the profession through librarianship, teaching & learning, service, research and involvement in professional organizations.

Qualifications:
.    MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
.    Reference experience or education in academic library reference.
.    Some experience with HTML or Web development software and Web 2.0 
tools and services.
.    Demonstrated familiarity with current technologies.
.    Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
.    Excellent oral and written communication skills; and a strong public service orientation.
.    Demonstrated commitment to professional development and potential for promotion.


Preferred:
.    Two years of experience in an Academic Health Sciences or Hospital 
library.
.    Teaching experience
.    Experience with database searching with an emphasis on medicine and 
health related resources.
.    Supervisory experience


University Libraries:

Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the CIC (Big 10) academic consortium.  The Penn State University Libraries currently rank 8th in North America among private and public research universities, based on Association for Research Libraries Investment Index.  The University Libraries are located at University Park and 23 other campuses throughout Pennsylvania. Collections exceed 6.5 million volumes, including more than 68,000 current serial subscriptions.  Penn State Hershey, located approximately 100 miles from University Park, is the medical campus of Penn State University.

Penn State Hershey:

Penn State College of Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center confers the doctor of medicine degree and, in conjunction with Penn State's Graduate School, offers doctor of philosophy degrees in anatomy, biochemistry, and molecular biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics and genomics, cell and molecular biology, chemical biology, genetics, immunology and infectious diseases, integrative biosciences, microbiology and immunology, molecular medicine, molecular toxicology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology. The College of Medicine offers Master of Science degrees in anatomy, laboratory animal medicine, public health sciences, homeland security, neuroscience, and physiology.

The Penn State Hershey campus is located in Hershey, PA a suburban 
community approximately twelve miles from Harrisburg, the state capital.  The fourth largest employer in Central Pennsylvania, Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center provides jobs for more than 6,950 area residents.  Hershey Foods Corporation, also headquartered in Hershey, is Central Pennsylvania's second largest industry. Hershey is within a 3 hour drive of New York, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.

Compensation:

Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefits 
include liberal vacation, excellent insurance, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.

Application Instructions:

Send a letter of application, resume or vitae, and the names and contact 
information of three references to Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, Box HYIL-MEDL, 511 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802, or to lap225@psu.edu. Please reference Box HYIL-MEDL in the email subject line.  Review of candidates will begin on March 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Digital Collections Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Richmond VA

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Digital Collections Systems Librarian, the Digital Collections Librarian provides innovative and sustainable solutions for the maintenance and presentation of VCU Libraries digital assets. Working in a team environment across departments, the incumbent will be responsible for supervising, evaluating and optimizing digitization procedures, including capture, presentation, and preservation. The Digital Collections Librarian will manage the Digital Production Unit, which consists of one full-time staff member and student workers. The successful candidate will efficiently leverage digital asset management, institutional repository, and publishing systems to encourage discovery and use of digital assets by both the university and the larger scholarly community. He or she will promote state-of-the-art services through continuous innovation and awareness of national trends and best practices. The Digital Collections Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.

Qualifications

Although experience in certain areas is desirable, this is an entry-level position in which candidates who demonstrate excellent promise and a passion for developing digital library systems will be given the most serious consideration.

Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred: Working knowledge of technologies and standards needed to manage digitization activities including capture (for still and moving images, text, audio, and born-digital formats), ingest and presentation (into digital asset management and institutional repository systems), metadata creation, and preservation. Understanding of and experience with enterprise digital library applications and their role in higher education (e.g. Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, Omeka, DSpace, etc.). Experience with digital imaging file formats, conversion, and software such as Adobe Photoshop CS. Exposure to research libraries with knowledge of public and technical services operations, as well as library standards (Dublin Core, OAI-PMH, EAD, etc.). Experience with programming languages such as PHP, XSLT, PERL. Strong analytical, troubleshooting, time management, and project management skills. Ability to learn and apply new technologies independently. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and staff. Ability to work successfully with external vendor support and documentation. Availability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Libraries

Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia's largest research university, enrolling nearly 32,000 students. Located in Richmond, Virginia (http://www.vcu.edu/richmond/), VCU offers 41 doctoral, 74 masters, 3 professional, and 64 baccalaureate degree programs. Thirty-two of VCU's graduate, professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation, with 19 programs ranking in the top 25 and two programs -- sculpture and nurse anesthesia -- ranked number one. Over 3,200 faculty comprise the University's teaching force. Research strengths at the University include health and life sciences, education, engineering, social work, behavioral sciences, public affairs, advertising and design, and the fine arts. Sponsored research funding totals over $260 million, placing VCU among the top 100 research institutions in the United States.  VCU's strategic plan embraces an acceleration in the growth of VCU's library system and includes a new Master Site Plan that envisions additions to both library facilities operated by the VCU Libraries. Architectural work has begun on a major addition to and renovation of the James Branch Cabell Library that is expected to open in 2015.

Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University (including the James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus) employ 51 professionals and 90 support staff with an annual budget exceeding $17.5 million. VCU also operates programs in Doha, Qatar, including a library supporting the program there, Northern Virginia, and in various additional locations throughout the U.S. and the world. The VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, SPARC, CNI, BioMed Central, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and print resources.  The VCU Libraries has adopted Primo as its discovery layer and is one of the first libraries worldwide to have implemented Alma as its next generation cloud-based system for library management. CONTENTdm and DSpace supplement the foundation of its system architecture to enhance access to its collections and services.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see http://www.hr.vcu.edu/benefits/.

For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at http://www.library.vcu.edu/ and at http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/home.asp.  

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: 

Pamela H. Fraga
Assistant to the University Librarian
VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University
901 Park Avenue
PO Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
804-828-1107
804-828-0151 (fax)
phfraga@vcu.edu

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Scanning and Document Delivery Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

**This is a two year term appointment with the possibility of extension.**


The MIT Libraries is seeking a production- and service-oriented individual to contribute to digital imaging activities. This position provides the opportunity for using and developing technical and library skill sets related to imaging services, document delivery, and digital libraries and is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Imaging Supervisor, the Scanning and Document Delivery Assistant participates in all aspects of digital imaging activities for MIT theses or dissertations and slide or flat art materials. S/he receives, batches and tracks projects and uses applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat or PrimeOCR to perform image processing tasks. S/he prepares documents for scanning, converts documents to PDF or other output formats, and ensures quality control. Document preparation may include searching the library catalog, DSpace repository, or other online sources and identifying content requiring color scanning or additional image treatment. S/he follows established procedures to scan MIT Theses and Dissertations for distribution in MIT's DSpace repository. The Assistant works closely with his/her supervisor and other staff members in meeting customer deadlines and production goals, and in maintaining quality standards for all scanning and document delivery activities. S/he works collaboratively on scanning projects of various sizes and may support fulfillment of document delivery or interlibrary loan requests by scanning articles or other materials held in the Libraries' collections. As a member of the cost recovery Document Services unit, the Assistant will contribute to other activities and projects of the unit as required.


QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Two years direct/related experience that provides some understanding of scanning, image correction or library functions; post-high school education can count toward experience. Technical experience with digital imaging equipment and related Windows-based software applications such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Excel. Solid experience with standard computer software such as Windows or Mac OS. Demonstrated ability to mastering new software and systems. Evidence of strong organizational and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision. Demonstrated initiative and ability to identify problems and carry out solutions. Aptitude for accurate and detail oriented work. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, to be flexible and to succeed in a fast-past, rapidly-changing environment. Work requires tolerance for exposure to dust and ability to lift 40 lbs., to shelve and shift boxes of library materials, and push book trucks. Desired: Familiarity with digital imaging technologies and standards, including scanner technology, digitization workflow, imaging system troubleshooting, or image analysis and processing software. Experience in academic or research library environment and/or a customer service setting.


HOURS: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/index.html.

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Scanning and Annex Services Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

**This is a two year term appointment with the possibility of extension.**


The MIT Libraries is seeking an industrious, service-oriented individual to contribute to document delivery operations of the Library Storage Annex. This position provides the opportunity for using and developing technical and library skill sets related to scanning, document delivery, and digital libraries and is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Annex Services and User Experience Librarian, the Scanning and Annex Services Assistant oversees the electronic article delivery operations of the Annex. S/he is responsible for liaising with staff in the Libraries Digital Imaging and Resource Sharing departments in applying new document delivery technologies and workflows to an expanding article delivery service. Typical digital scanning duties include: retrieving requested materials from Annex stacks and Harvard Depository; daily preparation of digital scan files for desktop delivery of requested articles; assisting patrons with trouble-shooting tips for downloading documents; management of scanning equipment and software; creating and maintaining related documentation manuals. The Assistant works closely with supervisor and other staff to meet customer deadlines and production goals, while maintaining MIT Libraries' quality standards for all scanning activities. S/he participates in other Annex functions such as: receiving patron requests; verifying citations in the online catalog; assisting on-site requestors; and, processing new incoming materials for storage. The Assistant communicates and works collaboratively across the Libraries and may participate in local and library-wide committees/teams/groups or projects. S/he trains and directs the work of student employees and performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Minimum 6 months direct/related experience that provides some understanding of scanning and library service functions; post-high school education can count toward experience. Experience using library catalogs and other bibliographic databases. Technical experience with digital imaging equipment and related Windows-based software applications. Solid experience with standard computer software, demonstrated ability to master new software, systems and technology as well as ability to assist others in their use. Evidence of strong organizational and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision. Evidence of initiative and ability to identify problems and carry out solutions. Demonstrated commitment to and ability to deliver high quality customer services. Aptitude for accurate and detail oriented work. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, to be flexible and to succeed in a fast-past, rapidly-changing environment. Work requires ability to lift 40 lbs., to shelve and shift boxes of library materials, push book trucks, and tolerance for exposure to dust. Desired: Experience in academic or research library environment. Experience in a customer service setting. Experience working with interlibrary loan or document delivery and software such as Aleph and ILLiad.


HOURS: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/index.html.


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Reference Librarian, Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence MA

FULL-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN: (Library Services) Lawrence Campus.   37.5 hours per week, Hours are Monday -Thursday, 12:00 PM-8:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM. (MCCC/MTA Unit Position) Anticipated start date: February, 2014

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for participating in all aspects of academic library operations, including reference, inter-library loan and circulation services at the Lawrence Campus Library. Provide a full-range of quality individual reference services and group information literacy sessions to NECC community. Assist in the selection of materials for the library's collections. Other duties as assigned depending on strengths and interests.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science.  Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Proficiency in automated library systems and database and Internet searching.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required and a familiarity with website design, web page editing, and library marketing is strongly preferred. Ability to work independently and maintain cooperative working relationships. Demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to the goals of a multicultural population

 

PREFERENCES:  

  • Experience working in a Community College library.
  • Experience creating LibGuides or other multi-media reference resources.

 

 

SALARY: Anticipated salary range is $52,564.00 - $62,000.00 annually with complete fringe benefits package. Actual salary will be determined in accordance with the MCCC/MTA classification system commiserate with education and experience. Pay Grade #5

 

TO APPLY: http://necc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=46185

 

 

DEADLINE: February 7, 2014                                                    

 

 

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Director, Medical Center Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY

The University of Kentucky Libraries seeks a director for the Medical Center Library (MCL). The MCL Director reports to the Dean of Libraries and serves as a member of UK Libraries Executive Committee. 

The MCL director is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the delivery of academic and knowledge-based information resources and tools and aligning the MCL's strategic plan with the goals of UK Libraries, the six health profession colleges (Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health), UK Healthcare, its three hospitals and outpatient clinics, the Markey Cancer Center, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the Gill Heart Institute, the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science in their missions of education, research and clinical service. 

This position requires an innovative individual with progressive and accomplished experience in library administrative/leadership roles that include significant responsibilities for budgetary oversight and resource planning as well as experience managing change. Knowledge in the breadth of library operations including research and education services, managing electronic resources, collection development, and document delivery as well as knowledge and skills in evaluating, implementing and making accessible new knowledge-based technologies is needed. 

The director should be a dynamic leader with the ability to develop and cultivate an energetic and results-oriented team and to champion change and continuous improvement initiatives in a complex academic health center system. The successful candidate must bring the ability to foster relationships with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders, thereby ensuring the success of programs created by the MCL. A successful candidate will also have an established track record of successful grant funding, scholarly dissemination, and collaboration with educators, researchers, and clinicians. 

This position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position and requires a master's degree in library or information science earned from a program accredited by the American Library Association. 

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university of approximately 28,000 students, 2,000 faculty and 12,000 staff dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. The University of Kentucky Library system has a combined library holdings total of more than four million volumes and includes 11 libraries with a faculty of 60 and a support and professional staff of 108. Eleven faculty librarians and seven support staff provide services at the Medical Center Library that is housed in the Medical Center complex, adjacent to the University of Kentucky main campus. UK Libraries uses the Voyager integrated library system. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of Research Libraries, LYRASIS, ASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries. UK is a regional depository for government publications. In addition, the Medical Center Library is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and is a Resource Library with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. 

Priority applicant review will begin February, 1st 2014. Interested applicants should attach three documents: a cover letter (Cover Letter), curriculum vitae (Resume), and the names and contact information of three professional references (Other Documents). 

Qualifications: 

Knowledge of academic medical center organizations, operations, and emerging trends 
Knowledge of current and emerging information technologies 
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills 
Effective management, leadership and organization skills 
Ability to work effectively in a changing, complex environment 
Ability/skills in human and fiscal resource management 
Ability to foster a strong collaborative, team-oriented work environment 
Understanding of student, faculty and community user needs assessment 
 

 

Visit https://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=247604 to apply. 

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Library Specialist, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington DC

The Association of American Medical Colleges is seeking a Library Specialist to support the Reference Center and Learning Services.

Requirements:
• Perform all technical services involved in library operations
      o Catalog (both copy and original cataloguing) library and staff books
      o Process new materials (books, serials, etc)
      o Shelve new library materials and maintain stacks and library collections
      o Circulate library and staff materials using integrated library system. Experience using EOS International is a plus
• Serials
      o Maintain access to journal subscriptions. Work directly with publishers and vendors to troubleshoot all subscription access issues
• Process and manage requests
      o Order and manage books and subscriptions requested by library director or association staff
      o Manage interlibrary loans, document delivery
• Information services
      o Assist staff with using library online resources and provide support for or deliver orientation and training activities
      o Maintain and/or create online resources such as library web pages and SharePoint sites.
      o Provide back-up support on research or reference requests as required
      o Participate in the evaluation and application of best practices to deliver electronic information solutions that meet user expectations and maximize value for the organization
      o Facilitate current awareness services
• Administrative issues
      o Reconcile invoices for interlibrary loans and book orders
• Assist with copyright permissions requests
• Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

• Master's in Library Science or equivalent preferred. Strong demonstrated customer service experience required, preferably in a library setting
• Two or more years of experience in a library setting
• Strong, demonstrated customer service orientation
• Proven technical proficiency with original cataloguing in integrated library systems (ILS)
• Proficiency retrieving information from databases and vendors such as PubMed, Ovid, Proquest, Nexis, ERIC, Web of Science
• Experience using  integrated library systems required, cataloguing required, circulation experience preferred
• Recent professional experience as a practicing cataloger including substantial original cataloging; solid working knowledge of AACR II, RDA, LCSH, LC classification, MARC 21, OCLC, and authority control procedures; experience with automated integrated library systems and database management
• Experience using SharePoint and HTML editors, especially Dreamweaver preferred
• Experience using library databases such as or similar to PubMed, Ovid, Proquest, and Nexis preferred
• Coursework or experience in database construction and or open source technologies preferred
• Ability to quickly pick up and implement new technologies
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well individually as well as part of a collaborative effort
• Strong verbal and written communications skills and a willingness to present
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, multitask, work quickly and fulfill assignments and manage projects accurately and on time in a busy workplace
• Shows excellent capacity for attention to detail
• Proven ability to exercise strong decision making skills
• Exhibits high degree of professionalism

Visit http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH10/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=AAMC&cws=1&rid=364 to apply.

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Librarian, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marcos CA

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for management of all activities associated with the campus library including: supervising personnel, maintaining library resources, providing library services, and maintaining an appropriate environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Directs the activities of the library services desk.
  • Triages all student and faculty requests
  • Manages the library cash drawer, including assisting students with copying/printing transactions.
  • Notifies students of outstanding fines.
  • Provides reference and research assistance to students and faculty including; on-line database searches, interlibrary loan services, library instruction.
  • Coordinates and facilitates loans with other campus libraries within the University.
  • Trains and supervises part-time library assistant and student library monitors (where applicable)
  • Maintains, updates, and supports library resources including; information management system, circulation / reserve services.
  • Collections development for print resources, input in collection development of electronic resources.
  • Catalogs materials and provides/maintains authority control.
  • Upholds and enforces official library policies and procedures, including overdue items and late charges.
  • Triages and provides technical support for problems with library technology such as printers, copiers, computers, etc.
  • Orients new students to library services and collections.
  • Meets regularly with other library staff on all campuses to suggest changes or report problems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Masters in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited University
  • Two or more years of library experience, preferably in a health sciences library or in a health care environment, and including the use of library information management systems, cataloging, reference, online literature searching, acquisitions/collection development, serials management and library instruction.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Proven ability to use library automated information management systems.
  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to new learn new software programs easily.

 

COMPETENCIES:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of the position:

Communication

Excellent written and face-to-face communication skills. Professional demeanor.

 

Initiative

Actively seeks opportunities to make contributions vs. passively accepting situations.  Goes above expectations to achieve goals.

Dependability/Adaptability

Recognizes/responds to unanticipated events and requirements.  Customer-focused, with demonstrated experience and ability to be flexible with changing priorities, demands and requests.  Ability to work independently or with little supervision.

 

Interpersonal Relationships

Promotes teamwork, and leads by example, while successfully collaborating across functions and departments.

Planning/Organization

Demonstrates ability to manage time and priorities.

Analytical

Synthesizes complex and diverse information.

Personal Responsibility

Trustworthy with unyielding integrity.

TRAVEL:

Position may be required to travel.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

We are accepting applications through February 5 and the anticipated start date for the position is March 3.

For full details and to apply, please visit our website: http://www.usa.edu/employment.aspx

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Film Archivist, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Bloomington IN

Film Archivist

Assistant/Associate Librarian

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

 

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Film Archivist for the IU Libraries Film Archive. 

 

The Indiana University Libraries' Film Archive (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/filmarch) was born in 2010 with the transfer of 74,000 films into the Auxiliary Library Facility and the creation of the unit, and is one of the largest film archives in an academic library in the country. Almost immediately after it was created, the IU Libraries' Film Archive was accepted as a member of the prestigious International Federation of Film Archives. As part of the Collection Development Department in the Libraries, the Film Archive represents one of the most notable and respected special collections in the Libraries, and contributes directly to the library's mission to support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery.  The IU Libraries' Film Archive plays a leadership role in planning for and implementing the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative, a university-wide initiative to digitize time-based media.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Director of the IU Libraries' Film Archive, the individual in this position will:

·         Provide reference services and research consultations and support to faculty, students, staff, and the community at large

·         Assist with collection development, management and inventorying

·         Inspect and prepare films for patron use, digitization and projection

·         Assist with grant proposals and project management

·         Manage and develop preservation projects, online exhibits and collaborative national collection related projects

·         Assist with prioritizing of cataloging/conservation/preservation of film collections

·         Keep abreast of developments related to moving image archiving, digital collection management and related issues

·         Contribute to the developments in the field of moving image archives through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues

·         Develop regional, national and international partnerships and collaborations

·         Hire, train and supervise graduate students

·         Serve as an active member of the Collection Development Department

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

·         ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience

·         Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of film, video and digital moving image formats and preservation issues

·         Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse populations of faculty, students, researchers and academic colleagues

·         Experience in collection development and a broad knowledge of information resources for moving image collections

·         Experience in moving image archives including motion picture film-handling experience.

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred

·         Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment

·         Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan.  This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves.  For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

 

Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/neweeo-profe.html

Video: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefitsvideo/academic.html

Brochure:  http://hr.iu.edu/pubs/books/IU-benefits_broch.pdf

 

TO APPLY

For full consideration, applications must be received prior to February 17, 2014.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:  https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.  Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: 

 

Jennifer Chaffin

Director of Human Resources

Libraries Human Resources

Herman B Wells Library 201

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone:  812-855-8196

Fax:  812-855-2576

E-mail: libpers@indiana.edu

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Access Services Librarian, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH

As one of the fastest growing nonprofit universities in the nation, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) offers nearly 200 certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in business, culinary arts, teacher education, hospitality management and liberal arts on campus, online and at our regional centers.SNHU, at No. 12, was the only university to make Fast Company's 2012 list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies and is a repeat winner of the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" award. At Southern New Hampshire University we routinely go above and beyond what is expected of us. We believe there are no limits to what you can do, what you can be and what you can achieve. Come be a part of innovation and education! Southern New Hampshire University is an equal opportunity employer.

Shapiro Library will be moving in the summer of 2014 into a brand new 50,000 square foot building. This position will have the exciting opportunity to lead the Access Services Department during this transition from a traditional library building to a state of the art library learning commons.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

•Provide leadership and management for Access Services including circulation, reserves, inter-library loan/document delivery, and stack maintenance

•Direct and coordinate 6 staff and student assistants

•Ensure adequate staffing to maintain library hours and services regardless of inclement weather

•Work with the Library Dean to design new policies, procedures, and services to enhance the quality of library use for all library patrons

•Run the library facility in the absence of the Dean

•Recommend budget allocations for the Access Services Department, and monitoring expenditures for materials, services, staff, and student workers

•Set and adjust library hours of operation in direct consultation with the Library Dean

•Coordinate the monitoring of the library building for facilities and public safety issues

•Participate in Library, University, and outside professional committees, conferences, and other scholarly and developmental opportunities

•Stay current on library trends through library literature, social media, and other professional sources

•Provide some reference desk coverage and conducting library instruction classes

•Act as a library liaison to assigned school/department/division

•Assist patrons in the use of technology, including laptops, network connectivity, and printing

•Other duties as assigned

 

The successful applicant must have:

•Minimum of 2 years academic library experience in Access Services

•Demonstrated ability to design and implement innovative programs and services that advance organizational goals

•ALA-accredited MLS

•Relevant professional experience including successful management/supervisory experience

•Demonstrated ability to provide leadership for the delivery of excellent customer services

•Knowledge of Internet, print, and online resources

•Strong computer-based skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, e-mail, and web searching and basic computer troubleshooting

•Experience with automated library systems, Millennium preferred

•Strong oral and written communication skills

•Ability to work with students from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds

•Excellent organizational and analytical skills

•Strong interpersonal skills

•Strong commitment to public service

 

To apply for this position, please visit http://snhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/8973.

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Lecturer (Preservation Librarian), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale IL

LECTURER (PRESERVATION LIBRARIAN)

SIU CARBONDALE

LIBRARY AFFAIRS

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2014

 

Appointment:                   Lecturer, Full-time, 12 month, term, Non-Tenure-Track

 

Available:                           As soon as possible

 

Environment:  Library Affairs provides comprehensive library services to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale population of 18,500 students in beautiful Southern Illinois. Morris Library, the primary facility, was completely renovated and reopened in 2009. The building currently features over 200 computers, laptops to borrow, 14 study rooms, and two computer classrooms. Two additional floors that will feature highly flexible, technology-rich, collaborative spaces are under construction and will open in 2014. The building houses nearly three million volumes, three and a half million microforms, and 43,000 currently-received periodicals and serials, as well as strong collections of online databases, maps, films, DVDs, and sound recordings. Morris Library is a selective U.S. Federal Depository Library and an Illinois State Depository Library. As the center for academic support services on campus, Morris Library hosts SalukiTech (technology and computer support), the University Honors Program, the Writing Center, Learning Support Services, Testing Lab, Math Lab, and Center for Teaching Excellence. Morris Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, and Greater Western Library Alliance. Librarians at SIU Carbondale are faculty and are covered by collective bargaining.

 

Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Support Services and responsive to input from the Dean of Library Affairs, the Preservation Librarian is responsible for the administration of the Library Affairs' preservation program. The Preservation Librarian's responsibilities include: Collaborates with librarians and staff in Information Services, Special Collections Research Center, Cataloging, and Acquisitions on the planning, development, implementation, maintenance, and management of comprehensive physical and digital preservation and conservation programs for general and special collections in all formats. Develops preservation policies and practices for the Library, including standards for care and handling of collections. Works closely with representatives from all areas of the Library to determine preservation needs and priorities and to coordinate projects. Evaluates library collections for preservation and reformatting. Studies and recommends appropriate applications of digital technologies for preservation. Collaborates with information resources' staff in processing materials for the collections. Monitors environmental conditions in all library facilities, makes recommendations for improving conditions, and coordinates remedial actions, when necessary. Oversees the Conservation Lab. Establishes short- and long-term goals for the unit. Supervises Civil Service staff and student assistants. Maintains the Library's disaster plan and coordinates emergency response strategies for the Library. Participates in the Library's scholarly communication initiatives, including the population of the Institutional Repository, OpenSIUC. Serves as subject specialist and liaison to an academic department in an area of expertise. Develops in-house educational and training programs in preservation and emergency response. Develops and/or teaches credit and/or non-credit courses in preservation and related areas. Serves on appropriate Library committees and represents the Library on matters concerning cooperative preservation programs. Responds to inquiries from the Library, University, and southern Illinois community on preservation and conservation issues. Works on special projects and other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master's degree (or equivalent).
  • Specialized training in preservation.
  • Professional experience, including archival activities, in an academic/research library, museum, or archival center.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience, including the ability to plan, organize, and coordinate workflows.
  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally-diverse population.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following:
    • Book and paper preservation and conservation;
    • Preservation of non-print materials, including audio, image, and video through electronic formatting;
    • Reformatting of print and manuscript materials into digital form; or
    • Preservation of electronic materials, including born-digital and reformatted to digital forms.
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational and management skills with a strong customer service orientation.
    • Teaching experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • Certification or training with emphasis on preservation methods.
  • Knowledge of preservation of 3-D objects.

 

Salary:  Competitive, $40,000-$52,000

 

Deadline for Application:  January 31, 2014 or until filled

Application: Submit a letter of application stating qualifications and background for this position, a resume, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. References may be contacted by Morris Library and asked to comment on your experience and qualifications for this position. All materials should be addressed to:

 

Teri Stobbs Ricci, Personnel Coordinator
Library Affairs, Mail Code 6632
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
605 Agriculture Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Telephone: 618-453-1458
E-mail: tricci@lib.siu.edu

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Pharmacy Librarian, D'Amour Library, Western New England University, Springfield MA

D'Amour Library of Western New England University seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and user-oriented librarian for the position of Pharmacy Librarian.  Working collaboratively with the faculty of the College of Pharmacy and the D'Amour Library staff, the successful candidate will develop library services and information resources to support the College and its curriculum. The provision of information literacy instruction and reference services for the College are major responsibilities of the position. The Pharmacy Librarian will also serve as library liaison to other related sciences and programs including the pre-pharmacy program. As a member of the information literacy and reference teams the Pharmacy Librarian will be an active participant in D'Amour Library's vibrant Information Literacy Program for the University as well as provide general reference and research assistance which will require some evening and weekend hours on a rotating basis.

 

Qualifications: 

 

Required: Master's of Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required.  Knowledge of electronic resources and a strong public service orientation are essential. Demonstrated teaching ability, excellent oral and written communication skills, and knowledge and experience with computers and their applications are required.

 

Strongly Preferred: At least 2 years' experience in instruction at an academic, medical, or health-related library. A subject background in health or life sciences.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

 

Priority will be given to applications received by March 1, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references with contact information to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu. Accepting applications until position is filled.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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NN/LM PNR Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle WA

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an innovative librarian with expertise in consumer health information services and resources to join the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR).

 

This position is an opportunity to do creative, challenging, and important work to promote the effective use of health information for patients, families, and other members of the public.  The successful candidate will initiate, develop and foster strategies to increase consumer health outreach in state, public, and medical libraries, in addition to agencies and community organizations that reach underserved populations whether due to location, poverty, ethnicity, non-English speaking, limited literacy, or adverse health status.

 

The Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator will develop and conduct outreach and educational programs about health literacy, culturally appropriate health information resources, and topical consumer health issues. The successful candidate will find opportunities to work with libraries, agencies for seniors, K-12 schools, and promotoras by cultivating contacts with relevant organizations or programs, including library associations, area agencies on aging, 4-H, and promotora training programs.

 

Duties will also include working with the staff of seven other Regional Medical Libraries (at major institutions under contract with the National Library of Medicine) and staff in the National Network Office headquartered at the National Library of Medicine.

 

This position requires excellent communication, program planning, management, evaluation, and interpersonal skills.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to take initiative and set goals and priorities in a collaborative, team environment. S/he will demonstrate knowledge of issues and trends in consumer health, and respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

 

Responsibilities: Develop culturally and linguistically appropriate educational resources to offer in-person and distance training for public libraries, community-based, faith-based, and K-12 organizations that reach underserved audiences and age groups, such as Native American, Hispanic and multi-cultural populations, as well as teens and seniors; make site visits to network member organizations to provide consultation on collaboration, training resources, or strategies to support health literacy programs in their communities; foster librarian's emerging role in consumer health by teaching and sharing information with network members about relevant topics (e.g. health literacy, patient engagement, patient education, Affordable Care Act) via the PNR blog, Twitter, Facebook, and website; co-coordinate the health literacy and community engagement committee of the Regional Advisory Council (RAC); with the Associate Director, develop, support and monitor awards for consumer health outreach projects by PNR Network member organizations; serve as the lead staff in the PNR office for scheduling and hosting NN/LM PNR distance learning continuing education webconference meetings and presentations for network members and priority audiences; publicize and provide training on NLM resources such as PubMed and MedlinePlus at association meetings, exhibits and other events as required.

 

Required: An ALA-accredited degree or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree with a minimum of 3 year's experience in an academic or health sciences library or consumer health environment; excellent written, teaching, and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience designing health literacy or library outreach programs; experience with web conferencing and online instruction platforms; familiarity with NLM and NN/LM products and services; demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and collegial team environment; excellent organizational, time, and project management skills; demonstrated ability to thrive in an environment characterized by ambiguity, change, and occasionally competing agendas; demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. Valid driver's license and frequent travel required. Salary: $52,000 minimum, with level of appointment and starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

 

For fullest consideration, apply by February 24, 2014 with a cover letter, supporting resume and name and address of at least three references.

 

Please refer to http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/librarians/consumer-health-outreach-coordinator for a full position announcement.

 

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Assistant Director for Scholarly Resources & Services, Interdisciplinary Studies, Colby College, Waterville ME

Colby College Libraries invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Scholarly Resources & Services (SRS), Interdisciplinary Studies Librarian. The Assistant Director leads a team of seven librarians whose primary mission is to support faculty and student research in an innovative teaching and learning environment. Responsibilities include establishing group strategic priorities, fostering a collegial and collaborative environment within the SRS group and with other Library and campus partners, and representing SRS to appropriate groups within the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) consortium.

 

This position reports directly to the Director of Libraries and is a member of the Libraries' Leadership Team which, along with the Director, provides vision in moving the Libraries forward to best serve the research and scholarship needs of our students and faculty. 

 

The successful candidate will also work to support faculty and students in interdisciplinary programs specifically and in the social sciences more broadly, providing information literacy and research instruction, individual consultations, assistance in development of programming for a new center for teaching and learning, and assistance in collection development.

 

Preferred start date is July 1, 2014.

 

Applicants should address their materials to the chair of the Search Committee, Director of Libraries Clem Guthro, and send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (sjfrost@colby.edu).

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Social Sciences Data Librarian, Colby College, Waterville ME

Colby College Libraries invites applications for a social sciences data librarian in Scholarly Resources & Services (SRS). Within the Colby Libraries, the SRS group's primary mission is to support faculty and student research in an innovative teaching and learning environment. To that end, the successful candidate will work closely as liaison to departments in the social sciences, providing data and statistical support, information literacy and research instruction, individual consultations, and assistance in collection development in an increasingly digital environment.

 

Preferred start date is July 1, 2014.

 

Applicants should address their materials to the chair of the Search Committee, Susan Cole, and send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (sjfrost@colby.edu).

 

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

 

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree or international equivalent
  • Evidence of a commitment to information literacy and library instruction
  • Evidence of broad knowledge in the social sciences
  • Flexibility, creativity, energy, and ability to work in a changing environment, and to work collaboratively as a member of a goal-oriented team
  • Evidence of excellent communication and analytical skills

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in an academic setting
  • Experience working with data sets and knowledge of research practices relating to data
  • Knowledge of significant trends and issues in research support and data management; familiarity with one or more institutional or disciplinary repositories and experience using statistical software in work with data sets
  • Subject knowledge of economics and government, including collection development

 

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college located in central Maine. The Colby College Libraries are central to scholarship and a key part of the Colby academic program. There are three libraries with a professional staff of 13 librarians. Colby librarians are faculty without rank, eligible for sabbaticals and are expected to contribute to creative, scholarly, and professional activities, and to participate in library-wide and campus-wide service. A significant staff reorganization in 2012 resulted in the Libraries being poised for transformational change in the provision of services, instruction, and collections. For more information about the Libraries, visit www.colby.edu/library

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Instructional & Data Services Librarian, Whitman College, Walla Walla WA

Penrose Library seeks an innovative librarian to provide instructional and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff of Whitman College.  Primary responsibilities include designing, delivering, and assessing information literacy instruction; providing reference and research assistance; serving as a liaison to academic departments or programs; and participating in library planning and policy-making in a shared decision-making environment.  Additionally, this librarian will perform outreach and instruction for spatial and numeric data services, primarily in support of the natural sciences and other data-driven disciplines.

 

As a member of the Instructional and Research Services (IRS) team, the successful candidate will have knowledge of information literacy pedagogy, instructional design, and current digital learning technologies.  Applicants must be able to apply this knowledge while working with faculty in multiple areas of the liberal arts curriculum.

 

While the primary area of responsibility is instruction, all IRS librarians have additional responsibilities to other areas of library services.  This position will be responsible for assessing campus needs regarding data services, and developing and expanding the library's ability to support the management and use of data on campus.  Candidates are sought with experience or significant coursework in the use of geospatial and statistical tools and who have the ability to find, use, analyze, and provide instruction with data.  Because this area of responsibility will evolve in response to campus need and candidate interests, enthusiasm, vision, and instructional ability are vital to this position.

 

Experience providing academic library instruction or post-secondary instruction and experience or significant coursework in data services are desired, however early career librarians are encouraged to apply.  Background or experience within a liberal arts college environment and an undergraduate major in a data-driven discipline are preferred.

 

Required Qualifications

 

o   MLS or comparable degree from an ALA-accredited program;

o   Ability to develop research guides and appropriate pedagogical materials in order to effectively deliver instruction at different achievement levels;

o   Ability to exploit digital learning technologies and geospatial and statistical tools in order to further instructional programs and initiatives;

o   Strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to effectively collaborate with other library units, campus departments, individuals, and outside constituencies.

o   Experience with and/or knowledge of best practices for the acquisition, storage, and use of numeric and geospatial data, and the desire to develop further competency in this area.

 

Penrose Library has a strong service orientation, a team-oriented approach to decision making, and provides excellent opportunities for professional development.  Penrose Library consistently ranks highly in Princeton Review's "Best College Library" category and Whitman College is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country.

 

Whitman College is located in the historic community of Walla Walla in the scenic wine country of southeastern Washington State.  Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually dynamic and diverse community of some 500 staff and faculty and 1,500 students.  The area allows one to experience a wide variety of recreational opportunities, provides access to more than a dozen art galleries, three theatres, and the oldest continuous symphony west of the Mississippi River.  Whitman has vibrant theatre and music programs and routinely invites renowned speakers and performers to campus.

 

Application Procedure

 

Please submit application letter, vita, and contact information for three references through the College Employment Opportunities form at https://whitmanhr.simplehire.comApplication review will begin February 17, 2014 and will continue until filled. 

 

For more information about Whitman College see www.whitman.edu.  Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check.  

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