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Senior Information Developer, OCLC Dublin, Dublin OH

Job Description

Discover. Innovate. Collaborate. Inform. A few words we use to describe a career at OCLC.

 

OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

 

An integrated member of an implementation services team, the Senior Information Developer devises, writes, and deploys information resources to support libraries that subscribe to and use OCLC products and services.

 

In pursuit of those key activities, the position performs blended duties across three areas:

 

  • Member (Customer) Support: Propose, structure, create, and deliver communication, training, and information-based solutions to support libraries and their users, worldwide, helping them reach and maintain success and satisfaction with OCLC products/services.
  • Data Collection and Analysis: Solicit, compile, interpret, and present user data regarding members' success and satisfaction, in order to achieve and maintain the quality and quantity of resources appropriate for our members and to inform product development decisions.
  • Product Implementation: Perform implementation services as part of an integrated team to establish awareness and use of information resources among OCLC members and to match the content, purpose, and promotion of those resources against OCLC product portfolios.

 

Additionally, this role requires close coordination with several internal departments, such as User Experience, Development, Product Management, Training, Implementation, Marketing, and Quality Assurance.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, scope, schedule and architect resources (including, Documentation, Tutorials, Online Help, Training, etc.) in support of existing and new OCLC Products and Services.
  • Measure the success of information resources through Usability Testing; Surveys; Interviews; Onsite Studies; User Feedback; etc. and revise resources based on the results of these metrics.
  • Perform rigorous analyses of OCLC Products and Services (interface design, user behavior, screen text, error messages, etc.) to identify gaps in information and product functions/features.
  • Participate in Effective Use initiatives, which involve measuring the successful adoption of OCLC Products and Services by Member Libraries and then presenting broad recommendations to improve marketing, documentation, training, and product function and feature sets.
  • This person will be an assertive User Advocate, supporting his/her position with metrics or studies that demonstrate the relative effectiveness of a particular solution.
  • Thought leader in the area of library support, consistently generating innovative ideas on how OCLC can improve the quality, effectiveness, and relevancy of its information resources.
  • This person will employ a broad array of tools, techniques, and methodologies to develop the most effective solutions for Users.
  • Work to meet critical deadlines, not to a fixed work schedule.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Identify documentation gaps, and spearhead efforts to fill them.
  • Strong collaborator with other cross-functional groups (i.e. assertive, proactive, forward-thinking, and flexible).
  • Demonstrate a professionalism requisite to represent OCLC when communicating with Member Libraries.

 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Humanities field required.
  • Experience working in libraries or directly with libraries.
  • Experience producing high-quality deliverables (documents; analyses; project plans) in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Experience working collaboratively with several internal parties (development; product management; quality assurance; sales).
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to think critically to solve problems.
  • Ability to proactively identify problems and opportunities to act upon them.

Desired:

  • MLS or MLIS in Library and Information Science preferred.
  • Experience managing projects (managing relationships; scheduling project plans; communicating clearly and professionally).

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/zv42yx9

 

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Integrated Digital Services Librarian, University of Baltimore, Baltimore MD

The University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library is extending the priority deadline for applications for the Integrated Digital Services Librarian position (Job ID 300429) to August 15, 2014.  In this position you'd join a staff of collegial librarians serving a diverse, urban institution.  In the past, librarians in this position have improved the library website, implemented discovery search tools, developed wayfinding solutions, along with a number of other awesome projects.

This tenure-track faculty librarian position will assist the Head of Digital Services in identifying and implementing new technologies and delivery models for instructional content and library resources. He/she will also partner with both campus and consortial IT to support and maintain library hardware and software; including local instances of systems such as Ex Libris ALEPH, OCLC ILLiad, Sakai and ArchivesSpace amongst others. The Integrated Digital Services Librarian will also have opportunities to provide traditional reference services and the ability to each within the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.

This Librarian I position is ideal for someone new or relatively new in the field,  passionate about innovating with technology and working collaboratively with other library staff.

More information on the position is available at http://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/human-resources/jobseekers/jobs-at-ub.cfm?&posting=931

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GIS/ Geospatial and Geography Information Specialist (Geospatial Specialist), University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

Title: GIS/ Geospatial and Geography Information Specialist (Geospatial Specialist)
Category: Librarian (Open Rank)
Department: Research Services
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays
Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university's ascendancy in academic excellence.

Based in the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians group within the Research Services unit, the GIS/Geospatial and Geography Information Specialist will have responsibilities for GIS/Geospatial data, and liaison services to the Department of Geographical Sciences. The librarian in this position is a forward-focused individual who will establish and grow the Libraries' GIS services program. S/he will be an expert in applying geospatial concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty and students, will manage the geography and maps collections, maintaining strong relationships with faculty and students in the Department of Geographical Sciences, and will enhance curricula and research innovation across the University relating to spatial and visual thinking.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a robust GIS Program based on analysis of constituent needs through the University.
  • Actively engages and collaborates with the Department of Geographical Sciences and other units to develop a comprehensive plan for GIS services in the Libraries' Research Commons, and on campus.
  • Serves as library liaison to the Department of Geographical Sciences, which involves, but is not limited to, promoting services available through the Libraries, teaching introductory and upper level GIS workshops, and other related courses in support of the Libraries' information literacy efforts and faculty research, creating web and digital content, developing and managing print and electronic collections, providing research data management services, and overseeing the maps collection in all formats and locations.
  • Support data visualization activities by promoting techniques associated with specialized, evolving data visualization tools for spatial applications.
  • Design and deliver consulting services to faculty and students using spatial data in a wide range of units across the University, and will collaborate with units already providing GIS consulting.
  • Work closely with the Digital Programs and Initiatives, and others to increase understanding of geospatial and data issues pertaining to research and teaching throughout the Libraries and on campus at large.
  • Responsible for acquiring, developing, and curating geospatial data collections and for leveraging research software and technology resources to enhance course development and research innovation.
  • Provides general and subject-specific information and research service in person, by phone, through CHAT, IM, and by email, exploring new ways of communication and challenging existing limitations.
  • Participates in the activities of the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians and Research Services, in library and campus committees as appropriate.
  • Participates in professional development activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Information Science, or
  • A Master's degree in GIS/Geography, Geology, Planning, Computer Science, or related discipline and equivalent background.
  • Knowledge of the organization of information and of scholarship in the geoscience disciplines.

· Understanding of current and emerging trends in GIS, cartography and related geographic information resources and applications.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Strong experience with ESRI software and its applications in research and teaching.

· Ability to conduct environmental scans and reviews of faculty and student research needs.

· Demonstrated strong teaching abilities.

· Experience in or aptitude towards collection development in Geography, including in specialized formats required by the discipline.

· Ability to lead change.

· One year of library or related professional experience.

· Experience with web technologies, repository systems, or database structure, description and development.

· Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies; and collections (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other formats).

· Knowledge of remote sensing, Visual Basic programming skills, understanding of and/or willingness to learn math and statistical analysis.


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.

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Curator of Special Collections, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana IL

Curator of Special Collections

3-Year Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, three-year visiting position. Position may become permanent at a later date.

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (UIUC) seeks a Curator of Special Collections to oversee and manage a large and diverse collection of rare materials. Responsibilities include: reader services and access for special collections, instruction using primary sources, exhibition research, collection development and processing, and public outreach.

Responsibilities: Under the general guidance of the Director of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library and in cooperation with other curatorial staff, the Curator is responsible for:

  • fostering the use of rare materials through teaching and research and participating in the Library's active program of course presentations;
  • providing assistance to students and researchers in person, by telephone, and by letter and e-mail;
  • working to see that the diverse collections (both manuscripts and books) are well described and cared for;
  • collection development as part of the curatorial team;
  • shared leadership and active participation in a lively program of public engagement and working on new ideas for outreach;
  • developing new initiatives using new technologies to encourage the use of primary sources by a broad scholarly and educational public;
  • forging strong ties with relevant faculty members so that use of special collections remains a vibrant and active part of the curriculum;
  • interpretive writing (about the collections) for public programs and as part of a program of scholarship;
  • pursuing and implementing grants in areas such as improved access, conservation, and public programming.

Environment: The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more detailed information, please visit http://www.library.illinois.edu/. The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarian" programs.

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the principal repository for early manuscripts and rare books and for literary manuscripts in the broad fields of literature, history, art, theology, technology, and the natural sciences. Established in 1936 from Professor Harris Fletcher's John Milton collection and Professor Thomas Baldwin's Shakespeare collection, The Rare Book & Manuscript Library has grown to over half a million books and over 7,500 linear feet of manuscripts. Particular strengths lie in early printing and the Elizabethan and Stuart periods in England, with works by Shakespeare, various important editions of the Bible, and renaissance school books standing out as distinctive and deep collections. The Library is renowned for its outstanding collections of incunabula, emblem books, and drama collections. Also noteworthy are collections in the history of science and technology, Mark Twain and his age, the history of economics, and natural history. Papers of such notable figures as Benjamin Disraeli, Anthony Trollope, William Allingham, Marcel Proust, John Richardson, Carl Sandburg, H.G. Wells, William Maxwell, and W.S. Merwin are also part of the collections.

Qualifications: We are seeking a dynamic and thoughtful candidate to oversee and manage a large and diverse collection of literary manuscripts and rare books. This is a 3-year Visiting Curator position.

Requirements:

  • Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited library science program or its equivalent;
  • Bibliographic knowledge of at least one language in addition to English, at least one of which should be a modern European language;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with rare books, manuscripts, and other special collections materials;
  • Demonstrated skills in instruction;
  • Demonstrated ability to bring projects to completion.

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in literature, history, culture or other area of specialization appropriate to our collections, with a commitment to ongoing scholarly growth beyond the area of initial disciplinary specialization;
  • Understanding of current theory and practice (i.e., arrangement and description) related to literary and historical manuscript collections;
  • Leadership and organizational skills required to contribute to an extensive program of acquisitions, collection management, and public engagement activities;
  • Experience with exhibition preparation, interpretive writing and/or scholarly publication, public engagement activities, and grant writing;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards as well as experience working with an integrated library system, such as Ex Libris' Voyager;
  • Understanding of the possibilities for the use of new technologies (digitization and beyond) and related current descriptive metadata standards in the field of rare book and manuscript librarianship;

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are, situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit:http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

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 August 29, 2014.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. ( www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

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Taxonomist, Goldman Sachs, Jersey City NJ

Job Summary & Responsibilities
Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all areas of the firm to deliver banking, sales and trading and asset management capabilities to clients around the world. Alongside this vital service delivery role, Operations provides essential risk management and control, preserving and enhancing the firm's assets and its reputation.

Operations span all product lines and markets, serving as internal business partners who develop the processes and controls, and help to specify the systems that deliver accuracy, timeliness and integrity to our business.

The Business Architecture and Technology Strategy team is responsible for the division's business architecture, technology strategy and capabilities design, including platforms and tools such as user developed applications, business process management tools and workflow automation technologies. Taxonomies are a key component of the division's information architecture and are currently being developed and overseen under this team's business architecture mandate.

Responsibilities to include:
• Lead efforts to design and develop taxonomies and evolve the Operations Division's ontology.
• Facilitate discovery sessions with a wide range of business and technology stakeholders.
• Evaluate existing taxonomies and knowledge sets for inclusion in Operations Division taxonomies.
• Conduct logical validation and inference analysis for new taxonomies using taxonomy management tools.
• Advocate the use of ontologies and semantic technologies within the Operations Divisions.
• Act as the Operations Division contact for Technology regarding data and functionality requirements for a taxonomy management platform.


Basic Qualifications
• Advanced degree in mathematics or philosophy with a strong emphasis on logic.
• Professional experience applying ontologies in data, artificial intelligence, or application environments.
• At least 5 years of experience in developing and managing large or multiple taxonomies and search technologies.
• Experience with developing and implementing strategies for enterprise taxonomy development and deployment.
• Experience developing and managing business-specific taxonomies, controlled vocabularies and metadata schemas for organizing information assets.
• Experience implementing taxonomies in enterprise content management systems and with taxonomy and thesauri management software.


Preferred Qualifications
• Working experience in the financial services industry.
• Strong communications abilities, especially with synthesizing and arbitrating different points of view.
• Must have strong problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities.
• Successful track record of integrating enterprise taxonomies with enterprise information systems.

Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.

http://www.goldmansachs.com/a/data/jobs/27329.html

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Assistant Professor / Life & Health Sciences Librarian, University of Dayton, Dayton OH

University Summary
Provides reference, teaching, and collection development support for life and health sciences. Participates in reference and instruction activities in the University Libraries. Oversees one of three areas: administrative oversight of library reference databases and online library vendor products; conducting and overseeing library assessment initiatives; coordinating usability or developing emerging technology initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications
MLS from an ALA-accredited program; undergraduate degree in the life or health sciences or two years of experience as a science librarian; excellent written communication skills; familiarity with a broad range of online information sources; evidence of ability to meet University Libraries' promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications
Teaching experience, especially in an academic setting; experience with administration of library databases, experience working with course management software, such as Sakai or Blackboard; demonstrated library assessment experience, experience conducting usability of various websites or online products; experience authoring LibGuides; excellent verbal skills; proven ability to work effectively in a team and collaborative environment; knowledge of collection development practices in academic libraries; familiarity of technology as it relates to academic library services; ability to adapt to a dynamic and changing environment; ability to work independently and to manage multiple assignments; strong relationship-building skills; strong service orientation; demonstrated ability to work with diverse user communities; knowledge of the University's Catholic and Marianist values.

Closing Date 08/29/2014

https://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/15230

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Special Collections Librarian, Florida International University, Miami FL


About FIU
Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor's degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM master's degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miami's diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be 'Worlds Ahead'! For more information about FIU, visit fiu.edu.

Job Information
The Steven & Dorothea Green Library at Florida International University seek a knowledgeable, innovative, and collaborative individual for the position of Special Collections Librarian. This is a new, entry-level position reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist. The individual we are seeking will have curatorial, instruction, and outreach responsibilities and will support a broad range of departmental activities. The individual will assist with developing and managing print and archival collections, building upon existing strengths, and exploring new areas for growth.

General responsibilities include:
-Developing and managing print and archival collections, building upon existing strengths and exploring new areas for development.
-Setting priorities for archive collections processing and cataloging.
-Collaborating with colleagues working in areas of archival and manuscript processing, preservation, and digitization.
-Providing reference services and supporting daily operations, which may include some supervision of staff.
-Participating in Libraries' initiatives outside of Special Collections & University Archives by serving on Libraries' and campus committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events.
-Maintaining a course of personal professional development through active participation in special collections and archives professional associations or other professional activities external to the Libraries.

Required Qualifications:
-A minimum of three years professional or para-professional experience in a Special Collections, or Archives environment.
-Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
-Demonstrated ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing environment.
-Demonstrated knowledge of current practices and trends in digital preservation.
-Demonstrated ability to work productively and sensitively with library and university colleagues, faculty, students, researchers, and donors.
-Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential.
-Evidence of a strong commitment to and knowledge of special collections librarianship including digital special collections.
idence of a strong commitment to and knowledge of special collections librarianship including digital special collections.

Desired Qualifications:
-Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidates value to the Libraries, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community.
-Demonstrated knowledge of emergency response and salvage practices.
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
-Demonstrated experience working with communities represented in Special Collections.
-Understanding of the basic history, theory, and professional practices relating to materials generally found in special collections research libraries, including but not limited to rare books, maps, prints, photographs, ephemera, archives, manuscripts, original artwork, audiovisual media, and digital materials.
-Knowledge of intellectual property rights, copyright, rights management, patron and donor privacy, and other legal issues, especially as they apply to primary materials in various formats.

Rank/Salary: Non-tenured faculty status; Instructor rank librarian. Salary is competitive based on qualifications and experience.


About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit http://library.fiu.edu.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to attach a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references in a single pdf file.

All inquiries should be directed to Brooke Wooldridge, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at bwooldri@fiu.edu. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 15, 2014. Review will continue until position is filled.

Job Category
Faculty

To Apply- Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

Clery Notice
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: http://police.fiu.edu/docs/Campus_Security_Report_&_Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Equal Opportunity Programs

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

Search Information
Job Opening ID: 507284
Business Unit: LIBRARY OPERATIONS
Department: Library Operations

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Electronic Resource Librarian, Florida International University, Miami FL


About FIU
Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor's degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM master's degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miami's diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be 'Worlds Ahead'! For more information about FIU, visit fiu.edu.

Job Information
The Steven & Dorothea Green Library at Florida International University seeks a collaborative, flexible, enthusiastic, innovative, and service-oriented librarian for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian.

The Electronic Resource Librarian will hold a leadership role in organizing and providing access to the library's extensive electronic resources collection.

The position will be responsible for all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including coordination of the purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials.

The Electronic Resources Librarian works cooperatively with Serials, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Information & Research Services, and other departments across the library to ensure seamless access to information. This position reports to the Collection Development Officer.

As a library faculty member, the Electronic Resources Librarian is expected to participate in professional development, research, and service activities in order to meet the Libraries' and University's requirements for promotion.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership in managing access and maintaining accurate information about electronic resources.
  • Coordinates the overall administration of the library¿s electronic resources management system (currently SerialsSolutions).
  • Effectively communicates internally, with relevant departments, and externally, with vendors and publishers, on pricing, authentication requirements, access issues, MARC record loads, or other needs that arise pertaining to electronic resources.
  • Provides relevant statistical data and metrics, including usage and cost analysis, to support collection analysis and development decisions.
  • Executes license negotiations with vendors and publishers, works closely with the university's legal office, and serves as contract initiator for materials purchased from FIU Libraries resource budget.
  • Participates in the Libraries' effort to track locally developed free electronic resources, such as local documents and FIU born-digital publications.
  • Provides support to the Resource Development Department for print reduction projects, such as storage transfer and conversion to electronic files.
  • Serves the library, institution, and profession through participation in meetings, committee work, and research or other scholarly activities.


Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science.
  • Work experience with an electronic resource management system.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in electronic resource management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats.
  • Demonstrated professional behavior and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and problem solve creatively.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Work experience with electronic resource management, serials, or acquisitions.
  • Experience with licensing and negotiating contracts with library vendors.
  • Experience managing statistical data and generating reports.Work experience in an academic library.

Rank/Salary: Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit http://library.fiu.edu.
Review of Applications: Continues until the position is filled.

Qualified candidates are encouraged attach a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references in a single pdf file. All inquiries should be directed to Kawanna Bright, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at kbright@fiu.edu

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 31, 2014. Review will continue until position is filled.

Job Category
Faculty

To Apply - Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

Clery Notice
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: http://police.fiu.edu/docs/Campus_Security_Report_&_Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Equal Opportunity Programs
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

Search Information
Job Opening ID: 507360
Business Unit: LIBRARY OPERATIONS
Department: Library Operations

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Collection Development Librarian, Florida International University, Miami FL


About FIU
Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor's degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM master's degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miami's diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be 'Worlds Ahead'! For more information about FIU, visit fiu.edu.

Job Information
The Collection Development Librarian will play a key role in both the assessment of the FIU Libraries' collection strategies and the maintenance of the collection itself. The incumbent will participate in the compilation and reporting of statistical data for ongoing assessments of the library collection, assist in the selection and de-selection of library materials, and collaborate with subject liaisons to promote library collections.

The Collection Development Librarian works cooperatively with faculty and staff in all departments across the library to provide access to information, including but not limited to Acquisitions, Access Services, Information & Research Services, Serials, and Cataloging. The position reports to the Collection Development Officer.

As a library faculty member, the Collection Development Librarian is expected to participate in professional development, research, and service activities in order to meet the Libraries' and University's requirements for promotion.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Incorporates data from a variety of sources (interlibrary loan, information library system (ILS), patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) program, etc.) and provides relevant statistical data and metrics to support collection analysis and development decisions.
  • Assists the Collection Development Officer in the selection, de-selection, and assessment of the Libraries' collections and users' needs.
  • Coordinates the Libraries' gift materials program, which may include reviewing and processing incoming donations.
  • Assists in future transitions toward new library systems (e.g. Discovery, ERM or ILS) and procedures for acquiring and accessing learning resources, including PDAs. Also participates in the development of policies for purchasing specialized resources, such as DVD's and streaming media.
  • Works collaboratively across library departments to support library collections' initiatives and streamline workflows accordingly.
  • Assists in the supervision of student workers, including monitoring OPS budgets and submitting departmental reports.
  • Serves the library, institution, and profession through participation in meetings, committee work, and research or other scholarly activities.


Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Extensive experience using Excel or Access for managing statistical data and generating reports.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in collection management and acquisitions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats.
  • Demonstrated professional behavior and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and problem solve creatively.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Work experience in collection development, acquisitions, or serials management.
  • Experience with library management systems, such as ExLibris' Aleph.
  • Experience or working knowledge of rights management, copyright, and licensing trends.
  • Experience with developing and managing projects.
  • Experience in an academic library.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Rank/Salary:
  • Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit http://library.fiu.edu.
Review of Applications: Continues until the position is filled.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to attach a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references in a single pdf file.

All inquiries should be directed to Kawanna Bright, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at kbright@fiu.edu. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 31, 2014.

Review will continue until position is filled.

Job Category
Faculty

Pre-Employment Requirements
Background check

To Apply - Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

Clery Notice
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: http://police.fiu.edu/docs/Campus_Security_Report_&_Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Equal Opportunity Programs
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

Search Information
Job Opening ID: 507361
Business Unit: LIBRARY OPERATIONS
Department: Library Operations

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Digital Learning and Information Technology Librarian, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami FL


About FIU
Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor's degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM master's degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miami's diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be 'Worlds Ahead'! For more information about FIU, visit fiu.edu.

Job Information
Florida's newly accredited College of Medicine at Florida International University (FIU) is currently seeking candidates for an open rank, full time, non-tenure Digital Learning and Information Technology Librarian (DLITL) position. The DLITL explores and implements emerging information technologies to advance library services, continually improves access to online resources, and contributes to effective teaching and learning in the College of Medicine. This includes developing, troubleshooting and implementing solutions for online access to resources, updating and managing the medical library website in collaboration with COM IT, and assisting the faculty in developing and adapting digital learning and information technologies for instruction. The DLITL will play a key role in integrating such technologies into a planned new library to serve the growing Academic Health Center. Assistance with reference and teaching is expected.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA Accredited Program and a minimum of three (3) years professional experience in an Academic and/or Special Library.

Desired Qualifications
Preferred qualifications include; knowledge of web design principles, including usability testing, experience in using media production tools, such as Camtasia, experience in e-resources management in an academic library, knowledge of emerging learning/information technologies in libraries and trends in social media, ability to communicate effectively and to work collaboratively on a team, ability to work independently, experience in providing reference and research assistance and an excellent service attitude. Additional web-programming skills in programming languages such as Python, Ruby, Perl, HTML, XML, CSS, SQL, PHP, MySQL and JavaScript are also preferred.

Job Category
Faculty

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Criminal Background Check

To Apply- Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

Clery Notice
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: http://police.fiu.edu/docs/Campus_Security_Report_&_Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Equal Opportunity Programs
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

Search Information
Job Opening ID: 507421
Business Unit: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Department: COM Library

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Clinical Engagement Librarian, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami FL

About FIU
Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor's degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM master's degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miami's diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be 'Worlds Ahead'! For more information about FIU, visit fiu.edu.

Job Information
The Medical Library at Florida's newly accredited College of Medicine at Florida International University (FIU) located in Miami is seeking candidates for an open rank, full time, non-tenure track Clinical Engagement Librarian (CEL) who will be responsible for coordinating and providing medical library services for clinical faculty, residents, and medical students in affiliated partner institutions, and for the school's growing clinical enterprise. The qualified candidate will participate in library academic teaching activities, including the preparation of course-based resource guides and similar tools. The CEL will act as a liaison to clinical department chairs and clerkship coordinators and will facilitate access to library resources for off-campus clientele.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA Accredited Program and a minimum of two (2) years professional experience in an Academic Health Science or Clinical/Hospital Library.

Desired Qualifications
Preferred qualifications include experience in providing reference and research assistance, the ability to work both independently and as a team member, proficiency with mobile technologies, and excellent communication skills.

Job Category
Faculty

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Criminal Background Check

To Apply: 

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Postdoctoral Fellow Position, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, Columbia MO

The University of Missouri (MU) College of Education is dynamically growing and changing. We are searching for an individual to join our team who shares our commitment to research, teaching excellence, exceptional service to students and continuous quality improvement in an environment of civility and respect. The School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT) seeks applicants for a post-doctoral position for up to three-years in the Information Experience Laboratory (http://ielab.missouri.edu), a University of Missouri entrepreneurial operation that focuses upon usability services.  The primary focus of the position is to ensure quality and timely results to clients, while generating research and learning opportunities for graduate assistants.  The post-doc hire will have an opportunity to work collaboratively with other faculty, staff and graduate students. This post-doctoral position is an opportunity for an emerging scholar to collaborate with faculty in research and development of usability including publication, and in collaborative pursuit of external grants for research on usability and related fields such as Human Information Behavior, Human Computer Interaction, and Health Informatics. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in a field related to Human Computer Interaction, Library and Information Science, Instructional Technology, Human Factors, Psychology, Health Informatics by the time of appointment;
  • High level of competence in advancing and researching in usability and/or related fields;
  • ·Evidence of collaboration with other disciplines such as Computer Science, Journalism, and Health Informatics. 
  • Area of interest related to MU SISLT faculty (http://education.missouri.edu/faculty/dept/sislt-faculty.php) such as gaming, Interactive Learning Environments, or Designing User-Centered Web applications. 
  • Ability and commitment to secure external funding for research and new client development. 
  • Ability to support faculty and graduate students in exploring and implementing usability evaluation methods.
  • Track record of innovation, collaboration, and scholarship including use of eye tracking technology
  • Background in design.

 

About SISLT and the College: SISLT is one of five academic units within the College of Education.  The School offers masters and educational specialist programs in Educational Technology and Library Science, and a Ph.D. program in Information Science and Learning Technologies. SISLT is a member of the iSchools organization.  The College of Education (COE) is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College of Education has a student population of approximately 1,300 undergraduates and 1,500 graduate students with 87 tenured/tenure-track and 25 full-time non-tenure track faculty members.  The COE recently completed a new strategic plan and is financially well positioned to invest in opportunities for innovative ideas in support of the plan.  Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $12 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service.  Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth.  The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

About MU and the Surrounding Community: MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the largest of the four institutions in the University of Missouri System.  In 1848, MU became the first public university in the nation to open a college specific to teacher preparation.  Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the Division, College, and MU. More information is available on the web at: education.missouri.edu

MU is located in Columbia, a metropolitan community of approximately 130,000 which has been rated by Money MagazineMen's Journal and MSN.COM as one of the best places to live in the U.S. MU has a student body of over 34,000, and is designated as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University Extensive. MU is one of only six universities in the U.S. that is both the flagship and land grant institution housing medicine, veterinary medicine and law on the same campus.  As an AAU member institution since 1908, MU is recognized as one of the top research and educational institutions in the nation.

This position provides an opportunity to work at a world-class research university in a beautiful and diverse setting that offers a high quality of life.  There are numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and Columbia has been recognized as a bike-friendly community.  Both Kansas City and St. Louis are within a 90-minute drive offering the shopping and cultural opportunities of major metropolitan areas.  Columbia has a very high quality public school system and provides many opportunities for art, culture and music enthusiasts.

 

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

Appointment: Non-tenure Track, twelve month position beginning January 1, 2015

 

To Apply:  Apply on-line at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php.  Upload (a) a letter of application in which candidates describe in detail their qualifications for the position, (b) evidence of scholarly quality and productivity,  (c) evidence of experience in Human Computer Interaction, Human Information Behavior, usability and/or systems design and development (d) evidence of experiences in generating external funding, and (e) names and contact information of at least three reference in the Attachments section of the application.  Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.   

 

Please contact Neeley Current, Search Committee Member, currentn@missouri.edu or 573-884-2986 for questions about the position. 

 

Beginning Review Date:  Formal review of applications will begin September 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  Search Committee members: Dr. Joi Moore, Dr. Sanda Erdelez, Neeley Current

 

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Dean's Office at

573-884-7717.​

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Assistant Systems Librarian Position, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro AR

Arkansas State University (Astate) is recruiting applicants for the position of Assistant Systems Librarian in the Dean B. Ellis Library. Astate, a federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

The Dean B. Ellis Library is seeking an energetic and proactive Assistant Systems Librarian who enjoys a challenging, innovative and change-oriented environment. Reporting to the Systems Librarian, the Assistant Systems Librarian will be responsible for duties including keeping Library in-house and externally available resources current and functioning, troubleshooting and replacing defective hardware, resolving software problems, installing and upgrading new software and hardware as needed, recommending hardware and software for purchase, and developing custom scripts and applications to assist with workflows and the effective provision of library services.

Required qualifications include a master's degree from an American Library Association accredited degree program or equivalent academic credentials; knowledge of library systems hardware, software, trends, and practices, through experience or coursework; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, to balance priorities, and to set and meet deadlines; evidence of attention to detail; and strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. The Jonesboro campus has a diverse student body with an on-campus enrollment eclipsing 14,000; through outreach via web-based instruction and the upcoming establishment of a campus in Querétaro, Mexico, the university is making a global impact. A-State educates leaders, enhances intellectual growth and enriches lives in Jonesboro, Ar. A regional metropolitan city with a population of more than 68,500, Jonesboro is located 70.8 miles northwest of Memphis, Tenn. Today, the institution has more than 70,000 alumni.

This position is located on the Jonesboro campus. Visit https://jobs.astate.edu for detailed information and to apply for position A00168.

Astate has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Astate is also committed to creating a productive workplace in which both persons and property are secure. To achieve that goal, background investigations are conducted on all final applicants recommended for employment. - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000836518-01#sthash.ySOqLwJ5.dpuf

Deadline: August 08, 2014

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Reference and Research Services Librarian for the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), New York University Shanghai, Shanghai China

The NYU Library in Shanghai invites applications for a STEM Reference and Research Services Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting. As part of a collaborative team, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Shanghai by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.


NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/). It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.


New York University's Global Network University is established as an, organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by twelve additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests both local and global, and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors.


The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students. Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population. NYU Shanghai opened in September 2013 with a class of 300 freshmen and 150 Study Abroad students. The library will be relocating to its permanent location in the new Pudong campus in 2014.


The STEM Reference and Research Services librarian serves as the primary liaison to a group of academic departments in the area of science, technology, engineering and math, with responsibilities for building collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs; delivering a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive outreach and other information services; and taking a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate. Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across NYU's global network is an important job expectation. Librarians at NYU participate in library and system-wide committees, and professional activities outside of the university.

Required Qualifications:
• ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree
• Previous experience in instruction, collection development, or reference services
• High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services
• Academic background in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) or demonstrated experience in providing science information and education services
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
• Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service commitment

Preferred:

• Experience in a research library
• Familiarity with scientific research, including scholarly communication, publication trends, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
• Advanced degree in a STEM discipline or other subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic program
• Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
• Chinese language skills; familiarity with Chinese culture
• Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:
Excellent and generous benefits package which include medical benefits, paid time-off, and relocation assistance. Salary commensurate with experience.


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. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.


NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Instructional Media Coordinator, Nevada State College, Henderson NV

Nevada State College seeks an Instructional Media Coordinator

The Instructional Media Coordinator will directly coordinate media and Mediasite by SonicFoundry instructional services, working collaboratively with NSC faculty, staff & other stakeholders in the production of engaging and effective instructional materials. S(he) will also assist in the development of digital content utilizing a variety of tools, including Premier, Camtasia, and Mediasite that is media rich, interactive, and consistent with sound instructional design principles. For full description click on link below.

SALARY:

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires a minimum of three years of experience with audio and video capture, editing, and streaming services and equipment, Bachelor's Degree in related field

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

Experience with audio/video editing, compression, distribution, and storage (i.e., indexing and metadata tagging). Experience managing Mediasite, or similar media capture/management systems. Experience with media streaming solutions such as Kaltura or Sharestream. Experience configuring, managing, and maintaining audio/video capture equipment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Two (2) years of teaching experience; Master's Degree in related field. Experience working in a higher education environment.

To view full job posting and to apply go to: http://www.nscjobs.com/postings/1615

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Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan KS

Kansas State University Libraries, Manhattan, KS, invite applications and nominations for the position of Digital Initiatives Librarian.  MLS or other related terminal graduate degree and minimum two-years' experience supporting and developing digital collections required.  For a complete position description and application procedures, visit our website:  www.lib.k-state.edu/jobs.  Kansas State University is EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  Kansas State University encourages diversity among its employees. Background check required.

 

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Processing Archivist (P98152), University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock AR

Application Due: 08/18/2014

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applicants for a Processing Archivist (P98152) position at its primary facility at the Center for Arkansas History and Culture in the River Market 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, 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 Processing Archivist will be responsible for sorting, categorizing, arranging, and describing the James Guy Tucker, Jr., Papers as part of a two-year grant funded project.

Applicants will be expected to provide exceptional patron assistance, 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:
 Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree in a field related to archives work and have two years of relevant experience. A Master's degree in a field related to archives work and two years of relevant experience is preferred. Experience with Archivists' 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.

All applications must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application 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 and financial history check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history 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.

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Reference and Instruction Resident, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA

Reference and Instruction Resident 
Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. As one of the nation's finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College offers more than 600 courses a year and more than 50 areas of study. Swarthmore's 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods adjacent to the campus. 
The McCabe Library which serves the humanities and social sciences disciplines at Swarthmore College seek a self-starter, intellectually curious recent MLS/MLIS graduate for a limited term full-time Reference Librarian (through June 30, 2015). The ideal candidate will display a commitment to and interest in public services and emerging areas in digital scholarship. The incumbent will report to the Head of Research and Instruction and as part of the Reference Department will participate fully in Public Services. 

The responsibilities of the Reference Librarian will draw on their particular skills, experience and disciplinary knowledge, but may include the following:

  • Review, update and create Research Guides on LibGuides platform
  • Staff the Research & Information Desk; and manage the schedule
  • Serve as a Curatorial Assistant for library exhibits
  • Support library programming & events (some evening work possible)
  • Participating in collection development depending on areas of knowledge
  • Supervising and mentoring the library's peer tutoring program participants (Research and Information Associates)
  • Outreach to the Swarthmore community, particularly through social media

Qualified candidates must possess a Master's in Library, entry level candidates welcome; academic background in the humanities or social sciences; experience or willingness to learn new social media applications. 

To view the full position description and apply for this position, please visit our employment website at www.swarthmore.edu, under Human Resources and Employment Opportunities. All applicant packets must include an updated resume and cover letter. 

Swarthmore actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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State Librarian of Iowa, Iowa Commission on Libraries, Des Moines IA

Are you ready to be a state-wide library leader for America's Heartland?  The Iowa Commission on Libraries and the State Library of Iowa (http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/) seek an energetic, engaged and enthusiastic professional to lead the Iowa library community as the next State Librarian. This new leader will understand the realities of contemporary libraries--school, academic, special and public--and steadily move toward a future with new programs and services, new staffing models, and new technologies--while evaluating and supporting current relevant programs and services. The successful candidate will be a change agent shaping and communicating a compelling vision for Iowa's libraries. The State Librarian will work closely and effectively with the Iowa Department of Education as well as with national and regional library organizations.

 

The State Librarian is appointed by and reports to the Iowa Commission on Libraries. With a dedicated staff (36.5FTE) and a $4.5 million budget (excluding flow-through state aid funding), the State Library of Iowa continues to meet its mission, "...providing leadership for Iowa Libraries and expanding access to information for Iowans." The State Librarian works within the Department of Education and administers three divisions: the Library Support Network, the State Data Center, and Specialized Library Services. Advocating for all Iowa libraries, the State Library offers a fast-paced, innovative, interesting and rewarding work environment focusing on quality service.  The State Library is located in Des Moines, Iowa's capital, a hub of government action, business activity, arts and cultural affairs--with much of the activity focused on the reinvigorated downtown area. The area also boasts some of the nation's best schools, superb public services, and friendly, caring neighborhoods.  Des Moines is the best of both worlds--a bustling metropolis with a small town atmosphere. For more information on the Iowa State Library and the Des Moines area, see http://www.gossagesager.com/Iowalinks.htm.

 

Responsibilities. Major responsibilities include providing clear vision and strong leadership for Iowa Library Services and the Iowa library community ensuring that all Iowans have equitable access to high quality library service; directing the three divisions of the State Library; administering state and federal library laws and funding; annual budgeting including seeking alternate funding streams; library advocacy; developing and carrying out strategies to move the Iowa library community forward;  ensuring that Iowa libraries can access up-to-date and effective technologies; and successfully interacting with the Iowa library community -- staff, trustees, government officials and interested citizens. For the job description, see http://www.gossagesager.com/Iowajobdesc.pdf.

 

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school and eight years of progressive, professional library experience with five years in library management and demonstrated administrative leadership ability. Desired attributes include Board, personnel and fiscal management experience; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals; team building and decision making skills; initiative, flexibility, and the ability to facilitate change; experience working in a technologically advanced environment; knowledge of library trends and issues; and experience in public library administration. Prior administrative experience with a state library agency or multi-type regional library organization is desirable.

 

Compensation.  The position offers a starting salary range of $97,400-137,000 (placement dependent upon qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, www.gossagesager.com, via email or phone. To start the application process, send an in-depth cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of August 10, 2014.

 

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Faculty Technology Specialist, NYU Shanghai, Shanghai China

Faculty Technology Specialist, NYU Shanghai

Description:

NYU Shanghai is seeking an enthusiastic Faculty Technology Specialist to join our Academic Technology Services unit. This unit is collaboration between the NYU Shanghai Office of Academic Affairs and the NYU Shanghai Library, and it works closely with its counterparts at NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi.


The Faculty Technology Specialist will be primarily responsible for providing oversight of technology services to support faculty and researchers, including student researchers, at NYU Shanghai.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise and consult with faculty, students, and researchers in the design, development, and implementation of information technology services for teaching, learning, and research. Evaluate current technology used by faculty, students and researchers for teaching and research; provide technical support to faculty and researchers in curriculum and research development; research and make recommendations for the purchase of hardware and software; contact and negotiate with vendors regarding hardware and software purchases; supervise installation of hardware, software, and peripherals. Focus on logistical/technical support and operational needs/issues, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of quality lifestyle services and support;
  • Supervise support staff including hiring, training, and evaluating performance. Identify and prioritize assignments to ensure deadlines are met and review work for accuracy.
  • Develop, deliver, and assess training programs including seminars, training sessions, and workshops. Identify, analyze, and evaluate training needs. Arrange for instructors, facilities and materials as required. Consult with faculty, students, researchers, and ITS staff on training interests and opportunities.
  • Advise and educate faculty, students, and researchers in the availability for information technology resources for teaching and research across Faculty Technology Services (FTS), Information Technology Services (ITS), Global Technology Services (GTS), Libraries, and NYU. Keep services, data entries and reporting up-to-date with standards of quality, timeliness, and satisfaction.
  • Research and promote emerging technology practices in teaching and research adopted by selected higher education institutions. Work with technology professionals across NYU to develop and promote best practices for using technology in teaching, learning and research.
  • Ensure technical competence through on-going professional development. Attend conferences, enroll in classes, read trade and professional publications.

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years relevant experience OR Master's degree in a related field.

Required Experience:

  • Experience must include supporting information technology, technology training, and client service. Experience and/or education in one of the following areas: statistical computing, GIS, data visualization, advanced video production, interactive media development.
  • Experience working with end users in an academic environment, preferably in IT and/or Libraries.

 

Preferred Experience:

Experience with open source archives management software desired. Familiarity with digital repository systems, particularly DSpace. Knowledge of and experience with Unix or Linux server platforms, as well as Windows and OS X operating systems, preferred. Knowledge of scripting languages such as Ruby or Python helpful. Familiarity and experience with disk imaging and email archiving tools and techniques preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in both written and spoken English and Mandarin.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to work in an international and cross-cultural environment.
  • Good problem solving skills, and good time management skills.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, researchers, and staff.
  • Well organized, diplomatic, details and service oriented.

NYU Shanghai Library: 

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/).  It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University's Global Network University is established as an, organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by twelve additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests both local and global, and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.  NYU Shanghai opened in September 2013 with a class of 300 freshmen and 150 Study Abroad students. The library will be relocating to its permanent location in the new Pudong campus in 2014.

Salary/Benefits:
Attractive benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:
To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application to jobs@library.nyu.edu. The search will remain open until filled.

NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

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Director, Metadata Services, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Director, Metadata Services

Department: Cataloging & Metadata Center

Rank and Salary:   Assistant Librarian - Librarian ($47,772 - $93,083)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application Deadline: July 23, 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 UCLA Library is looking for a dynamic innovative leader with a solid record of guiding staff through unprecedented change.  Reporting to the head of the Cataloging and Metadata Center the Director of Metadata Services will look beyond historical boundaries and traditional descriptive practices and content formats to imagine, advocate for, and deliver critical new services within the rapidly evolving realm of information, collection and content management, and discovery services.  This position will work closely with the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication and the library's senior management team, Management Council, and other enterprise-wide Councils such as Collections Council, the Data Management Group, and the Digital Library Program to identify priorities, develop projects, and improve ongoing workflows.  The incumbent will contribute strong strategic vision and focus and demonstrate visible commitment to staff to promote creativity, innovation, assessment and continuous process improvement and ability to foster effective relationships and communication with peers and stakeholders throughout the UCLA library and campus partners.  This is a new professional position that will provide leadership and innovative vision, strategic planning and management for all the operational activities of the UCLA Library's metadata services.  This position provides an integral contribution to the Library's collection management and scholarly communication services, and will work in concert with senior management in this area, as well as with other library units and campus partners.

The UCLA Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.  The UCLA Library is searching for a creative metadata leader and thinker with strong experience leading staff through organizational and operational, and ongoing process improvement changes.

The Cataloging &Metadata Center is responsible for creating and managing the metadata for UCLA Library collections.  Included in the Center's scope:

§  Tangible materials in all formats (books, CDs, DVDs, microforms, images, maps, software, etc.) Rare books and special collections materials

§  Electronic resources, both licensed and open access, including eBooks, ejournals and websites

§  Materials in all languages

§  Manuscript collections

§  Ephemera of all types

§  Social media

§  Digitized materials, including the reformatting of print for preservation purposes

§  Born digital materials, such as personal papers

§  Research data sets

§  Linked data

§  Authority data and other support for the Semantic web

Vision, Leadership and Strategic Planning

§  Provides the vision and leadership for the continued development of metadata services to foster innovation and collaborations

§  Set the direction for and maintain an environment that challenges and encourages staff to identify and implement best practices and creative approaches for providing metadata analysis and resource description, including the exploration of transformative techniques for creating, manipulating, acquiring and linking to authority and bibliographic data, such as linked data, schema.org, and BibFrame

§  Plans and coordinates the implementation of metadata services and initiatives

§  Plans for the budget and resources required for the Program's success

Operations and Management

§  Provides broad oversight of program activities. Establish and oversee policies and procedures, and setting and monitoring goals

§  Serves as a supervisor of academic and/or staff employees including hiring, evaluating, training, and developing direct and indirect reports

§      Develops metadata-related competencies and training for staff serving in the program

§      Manages, analyzes, and reports on staffing and resource budget needs

§  Modifies the program in response to program evaluation and assessment, changes in user needs, and changes in available resources 

Collaborations and Partnerships

§  Evolves services, procedures, and practices to ensure consistency and integration with campus and Library goals and mission

§  Collaborates with staff in other Library units to carry out activities and accomplish Library goals

§  Serves as a resource to library staff by providing expertise in cataloging and metadata policies, procedures, and best practices

§  Advises on metadata workflow and workload issues for the digital object metadata work that supports the UCLA Library   

§  Provides vision and leadership in planning for development and enhancement of the discovery and use of digital object services

§  Serves on the Collections Council, Data Management Group and Digitization Task Force 

Under general supervision of the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Center, the Director of Metadata Services will:

§  Provide expert leadership and guidance in selection of schema, thesauri, and data design for digital initiatives in the Library.  Within the broader University community, serve as a departmental contact for metadata consultations by UCLA faculty and staff

§  Define data elements and recommend data element usage for a wide variety of digital object types, as well as determine mapping among metadata schema

§  Lead efforts to reuse and re-purpose data from multiple formats for a variety of users and stakeholders

§  Strategize for the success of federated searching through use of controlled vocabularies and subsequent upkeep of headings

§  Externally advocate for standards and tools needed locally

§  Plan, manage, and review metadata for digital projects

§  Coordinate workflow with other units, particularly the Digital Library Program and Scholarly Communication and Licensing, in pursuit of a steady flow of digital library project work into the Center

§  Organize Center's metadata workload and conduct training for library staff as needed

§  Serve as a UCLA Library lead, to which Center and other librarians and staff can turn for leadership and project management expertise and advice when they take on digital library projects

§  Supervise team staff and student employees including recruitment, orientation, training, and performance evaluation 

§  Provide training or continuing education in various areas of metadata and metadata management as needed

§  Write and maintain documentation of policies and procedures

§  Participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of services

§  Participate in grant submission for projects and actively monitor grant writing initiatives for opportunities to incorporate good data practices into the proposals

§  Contribute to overall policy, planning, problem-solving, and future directions for the Center


Required Qualifications

§  ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science or studies OR significant graduate-level coursework toward a Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience)

§  Experience in working with a broad range of developing metadata schema and standards used to manage and describe digital collections, e.g. Dublin Core, VRA Core, MODS, etc.

§  Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging issues, trends, workflows, and best practices in the field, e.g. RDA, principles of authority control, PREMIS, rights metadata, and metadata design principles

§  Willingness and ability to collaborate with other UCLA campus partners in providing metadata services

§  Strong service orientation and interest in information users' values and needs

§  Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software

§  Aptitude for learning new technologies and metadata standards

§  Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a production-oriented environment and to develop and adjust workflow to service needs  

§  Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, by strategizing, prioritizing, and taking a flexible approach to working in a rapidly changing environment

§  Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and manage projects

§  Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills

§  Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

§  At least two years of recent and relevant experience in supervision AND demonstrated ability to supervise, orient, and train librarians, staff and/or student employees

§  Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues

§  Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population

§  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

§  Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc.

Desired Qualifications

§  Experience with mapping and transporting of data

§  Experience in project management, including planning, communication, and assessment

§  Experience in developing ontologies and taxonomies

§  Knowledge of archival principles and best practices

§  Experience in and knowledge of national standards, specifically, application of the Resource Description and Access/Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2r), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and classification, MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data

§  Familiarity with XML

§  Experience in cataloging materials through a cataloging utility, such as OCLC, in an integrated library system environment

§  Experience in the use of electronic cataloging support tools such as Classification Web and Cataloger's Desktop on the Web

§  Familiarity with classification schemes and thesauri other than LCC, LCSH

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.


Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00282.

 

Applications must include:

§  a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;

§  a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and

§  the names and contact information for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates should apply by July 23, 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 and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources.

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Education & Instructional Technology Librarian, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks a responsible, enthusiastic, and technologically skilled librarian to serve as Education & Instructional Technology Librarian in the Teaching Resources Center (TRC).  The chosen candidate's primary responsibilities include investigating, recommending, and providing instructional services and training for educational multimedia and technologies to students and faculty in the College of Education, and integrating resources and research skills into classes.  This colleague with a "customer first" philosophy will work with other faculty and staff members to provide outstanding public service to the university community.

 

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of the Teaching Resources Center, the Education & Instructional Technology Librarian is responsible for providing  reference services; instructional sessions and consultations to undergraduate, graduate, advanced certification, and doctoral education students and faculty both face-to-face and online; integrating resources and instruction into online classes; exploring, recommending, and providing leadership and training for current and emerging K-12 technologies to students and faculty; creating and maintaining research guides (LibGuides) and online tutorials for students and faculty; promoting the use of multimedia, technologies, and additional resources to the College of Education, the Department of Child Development and Family Relations, and other related departments; actively contributing to departmental strategic planning, projects, and events.  Some evening and weekend work is required.

 

Required Qualifications:

  •        ALA - accredited master's degree or international equivalent in library or information science
  •        Library reference experience
  •        Instructional experience
  •        Passion for and experience with current and emerging educational technologies and how they can be utilized in classroom and library settings
  •        Demonstrated proficiency in the use of SMART Boards (i.e. strong knowledge of SMART technology, ability to create effective lesson plans, ability to train students and faculty).
  •        Knowledge of current issues and trends in K-12 education
  •        Familiarity with public school curricula
  •        Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  •        Ability to manage projects and work both independently and part of a team in a rapidly changing environment 
  •        Ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse students, faculty, staff, and community users
  •        Strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed
  •        Demonstrated interest in ongoing professional growth

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  •        Academic library reference experience
  •        Evidence of successful online instruction experience
  •        Direct experience with current and emerging educational multimedia and technologies
  •        Demonstrated knowledge of multimedia and technologies related to distance learning, such as course management software, e.g., Blackboard, and video conferencing software, e.g., Saba Meeting 
  •        Ability to understand and assess new and emerging trends for the delivery of instruction and reference services
  •        Familiarity with Common Core State Standards and North Carolina Essential Standards
  •        Prior work experience in a Curriculum Materials Center or as an education librarian

 

Teaching Resources Center (TRC):  Established in 1988, the Teaching Resources Center contains children's and young adult materials, K-12 North Carolina state adopted textbooks, multi-media, kits, and reference resources. Education books (general, history, theory and practice, etc.) for faculty and undergraduate, graduate, advanced certification, and doctoral students are also located in the department.  The department primarily serves the College of Education, the Department of Child Development and Family Relations, and educators in eastern North Carolina.  For additional information, please visit the department's web site at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/trc.

 

Academic Library Services:  Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus community's mission of teaching, research, and service. ALS is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), has an operating budget of $7.6 million and a materials budget of $5 million, and employs a staff of 104, including 36 faculty members. It is a selective federal depository library. Visit the Library's web site at http://www.lib.ecu.edu for additional information.

 

ALS recognizes that diversity and respect for human differences within the academy is a key source of intellectual vitality and innovative spirit, and encourages genuine respect for individual backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives and opinions.  ALS invites candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university's multicultural environment.  We seek candidates who reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views found within our university and community.

 

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU enrolls over 26,000 students.  It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers 102 bachelor's degree programs, 77 master's degree programs and 75 undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. In addition, it offers 16 doctoral programs (Ph.D., Ed.D.) and 4 first professional degree programs.

 

ECU is a leader in the state in distance learning initiatives and holds Doctoral/Research Universities status as defined by The Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh, and 80 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. Additional information about ECU is available at http://www.ecu.edu

 

Rank, Salary and Benefits: This is a fixed term appointment, which may subsequently be renewed for a multi-year appointment period following the initial year of employment.  Minimum salary of $43,500, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package.

 

Application Process: Screening of applications will begin 06/28/14 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.  Start date is negotiable. All applicants must apply online through ECU's employment website at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu. Additional materials (letter of application; resume; copies of transcripts; and names and addresses, postal and email, of three current references) can be attached to the application electronically or the materials may be sent by mail to:

 

Search Committee

Education & Instructional Technology Librarian

Ms. Mary Sweatte, Library Personnel Administrator

2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858-4353

 

Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. A criminal background report will be completed on the chosen candidate. East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

 

Academic Library Services is dedicated to sustaining a diverse workforce and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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Instructional Technology Librarian, University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC

POSITION:       Instructional Technology Librarian

AVAILABLE:      September 1, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an enterprising, creative and collaborative individual for the position of Instructional Technology Librarian in the User Experience Department.  Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services, the User Experience Department is charged with creating a seamless connection between the library's services, collections, physical spaces and virtual presence.  The Department is also actively engaged in collaboration with the Research Hub, a new, major library initiative that brings together partners, technology, expertise and resources that scholars need to support new endeavors in today's research environment.

Under the direction of the Head of User Experience, the individual in this position will serve as the content strategist for the library's online instructional tools.  In collaboration with staff and users, the Instructional Technology Librarian will identify instructional needs, determine requirements, and identify a suite of tools that are easy to discover, access, and incorporate into platforms such as the library's website, campus learning management system, etc.  The Instructional Technology Librarian is responsible for administering the library's web-based guides, which includes managing the content management system and content creation, training staff, creating guidelines and best practices and working with subject librarians to evaluate need, usage and effectiveness.  The individual in this position will use analytics to steer improvements and inform projects.

The Instructional Technology Librarian will represent the library on campus-wide e-learning initiatives, working with relevant campus support services such as ITS Teaching and Learning (http://its.unc.edu/teachingandlearning/teaching-and-learning/), the Center for Faculty Excellence (http://cfe.unc.edu/), and the Friday Center for Continuing Education (http://www.fridaycenter.unc.edu/).

The Instructional Technology Librarian will provide research assistance and teach information literacy sessions as those duties inform user experience and instruction-based initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science or Master's in Education in Instructional Technology or equivalent. Experience with instructional technologies (such as learning management systems, screencasting software, or content management systems). Solid understanding of academic library services and pedagogical practices in higher education. Knowledge of best practices for web content creation. Familiarity with using adobe design suite or comparable web design software. Demonstrated ability to manage a project from conception to delivery. Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a collaborative environment. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing.

Preferred:
Experience conducting assessment (such as usability testing or user research).  Knowledge of interface coding and application development (such as html, css, javascript or php). Academic coursework or professional development courses in instructional design, instructional technologies, or the equivalent. Experience providing library or technology instruction.

 

The University and The Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes.

The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains and the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits

This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on July 31, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply

Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/46236 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, American University Library, Washington DC

American University Library invites applications for an Electronic Resources Librarian at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian. The successful candidate will be an innovative, user-focused, collaborative Electronic Resources Librarian to provide vision and leadership in managing the Electronic Resources Management (ERM) Unit.

Responsibilities: The Electronic Resources Librarian reports to the Director of Technical Services and manages the ERM Unit within the Technical Services Division of the University Library.  This Unit is responsible for acquiring the library's electronic resources which includes databases, datasets, e-journals, and aggregator packages, negotiating license agreements, compiling and analyzing usage statistics, troubleshooting access problems, managing the library's various electronic resource platforms and delivery systems.  Manages the electronic resources/serials collection budget of $4.2 million. The Electronic Resources Librarian supervises 3 FTE unit members. Supervisorial duties of this position include developing and implementing unit goals and projects, establishing policies and
procedures as well as hiring, training, and evaluating staff.  As a member of the Collections Management Team, this position participates in collection development activities and provides support for digital initiatives.  As a member of the Technical Services management team, this position serves a leadership role within the division.

As a member of the Library faculty, this position participates in in library governance activities, provides expertise regarding innovations and trends within librarianship and specifically regarding the management of electronic resources, contributes to creative and scholarly research, and participates in campus-wide committees.  This
position reports to the Director of Technical Services.

Requirements: ALA accredited M.L.S.  Minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience managing electronic resources including acquisitions, licensing, and providing access, fund management, knowledge base management and the technical aspects of electronic resources.  Evidence of leadership and management skills.
Evidence of initiative, an ability to work collegially in a team environment as well as excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills. Evidence of potential to meet continuous appointment requirements in performance of primary responsibilities, scholarship, and university service.   Experience with an integrated library system, electronic resources management system, and link resolver.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The American University Library www.american.edu/library  serves the AU community through a collection of over 1,300,000 volumes, 52,000 media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and numerous partner collections across campus including those with GLBTA, Career, and Visual Arts resources. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 125,000 journal subscriptions in all subjects. Personnel include 20 library faculty, several part-time librarians, 70 full-time staff, and about 140 student assistants. The library's budget is about $14.4 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to more than 12, 000 students.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046
mmikkel@american.edu

American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.  American University is an Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

The private university with a public responsibility.

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Assistant Curator of Rare Books, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC

POSITION:      Assistant Curator of Rare Books (At Will Appointment)

AVAILABLE:    September 1, 2014

The University of North Carolina seeks an energetic and collegial individual with a strong academic background to further the curatorial work of the Rare Book Collection (RBC) (http://www.lib.unc.edu/rbc/) at the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library (http://www.lib.unc.edu/wilson/). Reporting to and working closely with the Curator of Rare Books, the Assistant Curator will contribute to maintaining a vibrant profile for the Rare Book Collection.

The Assistant Curator will participate in collection development, including the review of auction and dealer catalogs, sales offers, and potential gifts, as well as donor stewardship. The individual in this position will also work on programming and outreach initiatives, exhibitions, and publications, and manage social media and digitization projects. The Assistant Curator is expected to be active in scholarly and library professional organizations. The Assistant Curator may supervise students and will participate in reader services at the Rare Book Collection/North Carolina Collection Reading Room, with a regular weekly desk shift and occasional weekend desk service.

The Rare Book Collection has significant national and international literary and historical holdings, ranging from clay tablets, medieval manuscripts, and early printed books to recent fine printing. Collection strengths include English and Irish literature, incunabula and sixteenth-century printing, history of the book, French history and literature, the New World cronistas, Maya studies, Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan drama, World War I and II graphic materials, and American popular culture.

In addition to the Rare Book Collection, the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library includes the North Carolina Collection, the Southern Folklife Collection, the Southern Historical Collection, and University Archives and Records Management Services.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science and/or an advanced degree in a humanities discipline supported by the holdings of the Rare Book Collection. Knowledge of descriptive bibliography and direct work experience with rare books for at least one year. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proven attention to detail. Ability to work with a broad spectrum of individuals. Reading knowledge of Latin or at least one of the following modern European languages: French, German, or Spanish. Ability to understand bibliographic information in French, German, and Spanish. Active participation in appropriate professional organizations.

Preferred: Formal coursework in rare books. Additional foreign languages. Knowledge of the antiquarian book trade. Experience in planning and managing exhibitions, lectures, and other public programs. Advanced degree in a humanities discipline. Editorial and publishing experience and experience developing digital products that promote or facilitate the use of rare books and manuscripts and special collections.

The University and The Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits

This is an At Will Appointment, contingent upon the availability of funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on July 21, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply

Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/45698 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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Asian American Studies Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Asian American Studies Librarian-Ethnic Studies Library

Hiring range: Mid-range Associate Librarian

$59,089 - $64,006 per annum, based on qualifications

This is a 75% time appointment available starting January 2015

The Ethnic Studies Library of the University of California, Berkeley seeks an energetic, creative and service-oriented librarian to provide curatorial and research support to the UC Berkeley community in the area of Asian American Studies.  As a curator, selector and reference specialist, the Librarian will work with community members and organizations to promote donations of archives and special collections and will enhance access to Asian American archival and special materials by applying standard archival practices. The Librarian will contribute to public services and work closely with colleagues to secure external funding and to address comparative ethnic studies areas.

 

The Ethnic Studies Library

The Ethnic Studies Library is an Affiliated Library on the UC Berkeley campus and is a unit of the Ethnic Studies Department.  The Asian American Studies Collection, the Chicano Studies Collection, and the Native American Studies Collection were established in the late 1960s and developed into separate libraries.  These libraries were merged in 1997 to establish the Ethnic Studies Library.  At that time a fourth collection, the Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection, was established. The Ethnic Studies Library serves the research and curricular needs of the Ethnic Studies faculty and students majoring in Asian American and Diaspora Studies, Native American Studies, Chicano Studies, and Ethnic Studies.  In addition, it serves Ethnic Studies graduate students, students fulfilling the American Cultures course requirement, other students enrolled in Ethnic Studies courses, and national and international scholars. The staff consists of four librarians (Asian American Studies Librarian, Chicano Studies Librarian, Native American Studies Librarian, and Digital Access Librarian), three technical support staff persons, and about twenty part-time student workers.  The Library contains unique and valuable archival and special collections and is hiring librarians who will work toward the continued development of and access to these collections by acquiring unique materials, securing external funding for processing them, promoting the materials to the campus community and beyond, and applying standard archival practices and current digital technologies and procedures that enhance access.

 

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head Librarian of the Ethnic Studies Library, the Asian American Studies Librarian will serve as curator for all the materials in the Asian American Studies Collection with an emphasis on archival and special collections.  The Librarian will work with individuals and organizations from the Asian American community to promote donations of archival and special materials and will select materials in all formats, manage collections through storage and weeding, and monitor budgets and approval plans for the assigned subject areas. The Librarian will supervise archival processing projects. The Librarian will contribute to reference and research assistance; teach course-integrated instruction and workshops; create instructional materials, online subject guides, and library exhibits; and sustain ongoing communication with and outreach to students and faculty. The Librarian will work towards the establishment of digital research tools, including an Asian American Studies bibliographic database. The Librarian will assume chief responsibility for one of the following duties: (1) grant writing/fund raising (both government and private funds) OR (2) development of the Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection. 

 

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

 

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution by time of application.

 

Additional Qualifications:

Experience working with Asian American communities 
Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library, preferably experience developing and managing ethnic studies collections 
Familiarity with archive collections and archive processing plans 
Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research library

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in fundraising/grant writing 
Demonstrated commitment to public services and improving the user experience 
Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills 
Demonstrated initiative, the ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member 
Understanding of current and emerging trends in ethnic studies 
Knowledge of electronic and information technologies, including bibliographic management tools and data management and planning. 
Advanced degree and/or equivalent experience in Asian American Studies

 

The University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

 

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

 

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, two days per month vacation leave, one day per month sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

 

DEADLINE: Initial review date will be August 5th, 2014, please apply by this date to receive full consideration. The position will be open until filled.

 

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00423Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Referees for the finalists only will be contacted for references. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the University of California Statement of Confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html, prior to submitting their letters. All applications will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.

 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.   

 

 

For inquiries contact:

Lillian Castillo-Speed, Head Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library

csl@library.berkeley.edu

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Public Library Consultant for Eastern Idaho, Idaho Commission for Libraries, Idaho Falls ID

Our agency has a unique culture that embraces collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. You will find that working for the Idaho Commission for Libraries is both a challenging and rewarding experience.

This position requires frequent travel. A valid driver's license is required.


Responsibilities:

  • Collaboratively develop, implement, and evaluate statewide plans and programs for library development.
  • Provide guidance on library services, management, and governance including roles and responsibilities of public library trustees and creation and consolidation of library jurisdictions.
  • Advise and counsel libraries on the impact of laws governing libraries.
  • Facilitate and conduct public meetings.
  • Collaborate in identifying continuing education needs related to library staff and boards and in developing programs to address those needs; plan prepare and provide appropriate training.
  • Work with customers to identify appropriate projects for possible grant funding; assist applicants in grant application procedures; work with ICfL Grants Officer and other staff to evaluate grant applications and monitor grant projects.
  • Remain informed about library law, current library practice and national trends in library services.
  • Collaborate with other ICfL staff on statewide library development issues, training and other overlapping responsibilities; participate in ICfL staff meetings and appropriate ad hoc committees.
  • Provide guidance in developing community relations and partnerships.
  • Serve as the data coordinator for all public library statistics.
  • Represent Idaho in the national Public Library Statistics Cooperative (PLSC).

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program or comparable combination of education and experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science and current trends in library services and development.
  • Knowledge of grants administration.


Experience: planning and evaluating projects, programs and/or services in a library setting; using facilitation, decision-making, and problem-solving techniques with groups; planning, developing and presenting training.
Experience identifying legal issues affecting governance of libraries.
Valid driver's license.


Preferred candidates will have:

Experience using database and/or spreadsheet applications to collect and manage statistical information.


Examination:

The examination is a rating of your education and experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the spaces provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question addressing minimum requirements to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 70 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

To preview the exam, click on the "Preview Exam" link. If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply:
https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=02908088251

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Executive Director, Dryad, Durham NC

Dryad seeks an energetic and enthusiastic Executive Director, ideally with experience in scientific or biomedical research, librarianship, or publishing, to oversee development and operation of the organisation during a period of rapid growth and transformation. The role reports to the Board of Directors. Externally, the postholder will be responsible for building relationships with stakeholders, customers and users of the Dryad Digital Repository. Internally, key responsibilities include organisational leadership and ensuring Dryad meets its objectives through sound financial management and oversight of day-to- day operations, with the support of a small but growing staff.

The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of data types. Dryad is governed by a nonprofit membership organization and operates from a base in Durham, North Carolina. Membership is open to any stakeholder organization, including but not limited to journals, scientific societies, publishers, research institutions, libraries, and funding organizations.

What Dryad has to offer: Dryad is a leading data repository helping to shape the discourse on policies and reuse of research data at a time when data archiving is rapidly gaining importance. The organization has an exciting and innovative sustainability model with potential for very rapid growth. The Executive Director will work with a highly engaged and experienced international Board of Directors. A strong project team, broad support from stakeholders and a proven funding model make Dryad an exciting organization to lead and develop.

Duties of the Executive Director:

  • Leadership - ensure that the organization makes progress on the goals and priorities in the strategic plan and report on that progress to the Board and stakeholders.
  • Organizational Management - recruit, support, manage and retain staff hired by Dryad as well as project team members at other institutions and contractors. Cultivate a strong, responsive and accountable team environment.
  • Financial oversight - with the Board Treasurer, develop budgets and financial reports that enable the Board to make informed fiduciary decisions. Ensure that financial practices and policies align.
  • Outreach - develop strong recognition for Dryad in the scientific and medical community and represent the organization at meetings, conferences and other events that engage stakeholders.
  • Membership - recruit and retain members through clear messaging, networking and by ensuring that features for members are developed and supported.
  • Messaging - ensure that Dryad's public messaging is on target, engaging and clear. Oversee development and implementation of messaging strategies.
  • Research and analysis - develop, monitor and report on key impact measures. Develop strategies for collecting and acting on feedback from researchers, journals, members and other stakeholders.
  • Board Liaison - serve as a non-voting officer of the Board and facilitate clear communication between the Board, project team, stakeholders and contractors. Engage the Board and/or Board committees in policy discussions as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Degrees: bachelors or graduate degree in science, business, or related field.
  • Preferred: Experience with scientific or biomedical communities, in an academic setting or allied field such as publishing
  • Preferred: At least 3 years experience in nonprofit leadership or senior management Must be eligible to work in North Carolina, USA, and available for travel

For inquiries, please contact director@datadryad.org.

To apply: Send a letter of interest, CV, and names of 3-5 references to director@datadryad.org. Review of applications will begin by September 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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Native American Studies Librarian - Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Hiring range: Mid-range Associate Librarian


$59,089 - $64,006 per annum, based on qualifications


This is a 75% time appointment available starting January 2015


The Ethnic Studies Library of the University of California, Berkeley seeks an energetic, creative and service-oriented librarian to provide curatorial and research support to the UC Berkeley community in the area of Native American Studies. As a curator, selector and reference specialist, the Librarian will work with community members and organizations to promote donations of archives and special collections and will work collaboratively with tribal communities to develop these collections. The Librarian will enhance access to Native American archival and special materials by applying standard archival practices. The Librarian will contribute to public services and work closely with colleagues to secure external funding and to address comparative ethnic studies areas.


The Ethnic Studies Library
The Ethnic Studies Library is an Affiliated Library on the UC Berkeley campus and is a unit of the Ethnic Studies Department. The Asian American Studies Collection, the Chicano Studies Collection, and the Native American Studies Collection were established in the late 1960s and developed into separate libraries. These libraries were merged in 1997 to establish the Ethnic Studies Library. At that time a fourth collection, the Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection, was established. The Ethnic Studies Library serves the research and curricular needs of the Ethnic Studies faculty and students majoring in Asian American and Diaspora Studies, Native American Studies, Chicano Studies, and Ethnic Studies. In addition, it serves Ethnic Studies graduate students, students fulfilling the American Cultures course requirement, other students enrolled in Ethnic Studies courses, and national and international scholars. The staff consists of four librarians (Asian American Studies Librarian, Chicano Studies Librarian, Native American Studies Librarian, and Digital Access Librarian), three technical support staff persons, and about twenty part-time student workers. The Library contains unique and valuable archival and special collections and is hiring librarians who will work toward the continued development of and access to these collections by acquiring unique materials, securing external funding for processing them, promoting the materials to the campus community and beyond, and applying standard archival practices and current digital technologies and procedures that enhance access.


Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head Librarian of the Ethnic Studies Library, the Native American Studies Librarian will serve as curator for all the materials in the Native American Studies Collection with an emphasis on archival and special collections. The Librarian will work with individuals and organizations from the Native American community to promote donations of archival and special materials and will work collaboratively with tribal communities to develop these collections. The Librarian will select materials in all formats, manage collections through storage and weeding, and monitor budgets and approval plans for the assigned subject areas. The Librarian will supervise archival processing projects. The Librarian will contribute to reference and research assistance; teach course-integrated instruction and workshops; create instructional materials, online subject guides, and library exhibits; and sustain ongoing communication with and outreach to students and faculty. The Librarian will continue the development of the Native American Studies bibliographic database. The Librarian will assume chief responsibility for one of the following duties: (1) grant writing/fund raising (both government and private funds) OR (2) development of the Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection.


UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.


Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:
MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution by time of application

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Experiencing working with Native American communities
  • Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library, preferably experience developing and managing ethnic studies collections
  • Familiarity with archive collections and archive processing plans
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research library


Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising/grant writing
  • Demonstrated commitment to public services and improving the user experience
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, the ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in ethnic studies
  • Knowledge of electronic and information technologies, including bibliographic management tools and data management and planning.
  • Advanced degree and/or equivalent experience in Native American Studies


The University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.
Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.


Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, two days per month vacation leave, one day per month sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.


DEADLINE: Initial review date will be August 5th, 2014, please apply by this date to receive full consideration. The position will be open until filled.
Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00424. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Referees for the finalists only will be contacted for references. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the University of California Statement of Confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html, prior to submitting their letters. All applications will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


For inquiries contact:
Lillian Castillo-Speed, Head Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library
csl@library.berkeley.edu

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Data Services Librarian, George Washington University, Washington DC

Job Description Summary:
Reporting to the Coordinator of Research Services, the Data Services Librarian will help define and realize the critical components of data services in a major research university. A key priority for the position is to develop sustainable data services and data management infrastructure and processes. This is a newly created position offering a leadership role in promoting and realizing the librarys role as a key partner for research data support and services at GW.


The successful candidate will work closely with faculty, students, and librarians in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, providing individual research consultations, instructional support for librarians teaching data intensive courses and collection development support for the acquisition of data.


The George Washington University offers comprehensive programs of undergraduate and graduate liberal arts study as well as degree programs in medicine, public health, law, engineering, education, business, and international affairs. The new Science and Engineering Hall, Computational Biology Institute and forthcoming genome and engineering research institutes confirms GW’s emphasis on enhancing STEM research and support. The Virginia Science and Technology Campus - with 17 laboratories and institutes - is poised to be the primary big data campus in the D.C. Area. With the Division of Information Technology, the Libraries are key partners in moving data to the forefront of research support, including data identification, collection, curation and preservation. With undergraduate, graduates and faculty increasingly generating or utilizing data, the library seeks exceptional candidates to assist in developing an enhanced research data environment. The George Washington University Libraries value and foster flexibility, creativity and openness to new ideas for all staff. The GW Libraries are committed to and support development, training and professional service. The GW Libraries staff participates in meetings of the Association of Research Libraries, the Washington Research Library Consortium, and the Northeast Research Libraries Consortium, as well as other leading library organizations.


Minimum Qualifications:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
ALA-accredited MLS with a minimum of two years of library experience or an advanced degree in a data-intensive research field and 3 years of relevant experience in an academic or research setting.


Experience in supporting university faculty with research that involves data services, grant proposal development and data management, or experience working with research data and researchers.


Familiarity with funding agency requirements for data management plans.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin on August 8, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/22345 and upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and curriculum vitae.


The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Internal Number: 22345

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Archives, Special Collections, and Digitization Assistant, La Salle University, Philadelphia PA

Connelly Library is creating a new Archives and Digital Initiatives Department. This department will combine the functions of the University Archives and the former Media and Digital Services department to focus on acquiring, preserving, sharing, and promoting La Salle University's history and scholarship in print and digital formats.

The Archives, Special Collections, and Digitization Assistant is a support staff position which assists on digitization projects and digital initiatives throughout Connelly Library.

Under the supervision of the Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives, the Archives, Special Collections, and Digitization Assistant's primary job responsibilities include:

·  Digitizing materials from the University Archives and Special Collections in all analog formats and providing basic metadata

·  Responding to incoming research and digitization requests for the Archives and Digital Initiatives Department

·  Adding content to Digital Commons, the Library's institutional repository

·  Assisting the Special Collections Librarian with mounting web exhibits in Digital Commons

·  Assisting the Special Collections Librarian with metadata quality evaluation across a number of digital platforms

·  Contributing to social media accounts for Connelly Library and the University Archives

·  Producing photo and video content to support Library instruction and outreach

Under the supervision of the Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives, the Archives, Special Collections, and Digitization Assistant's secondary job responsibilities include:

·  Assisting with routine maintenance of Special Collections storage areas

·  Assisting with processing collections in the University Archives

·  Assisting with research, reference, and outreach in the University Archives

Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday with flexible scheduling.



Qualifications

·  High school diploma or equivalent.

·  Knowledge of scanning, digital photography, and digital video production.

·  Experience with Microsoft Office software.

·  Experience with Photoshop or other image editing software.

·  Experience with iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or other video editing software

·  Ability to learn new technology skills.

·  Attention to detail and care in handling rare and fragile items.

·  Basic web editing skills, including experience with HTML, CSS, and content management systems such as WordPress.

·  Good customer service and interpersonal communication skills.

Candidates must be also able to lift and reshelve boxes weighing up to 40 lb., using a ladder when necessary.

Preferred skills and experience

·  Bachelor's degree.

·  Experience with social media sites in professional settings.

·  Experience with digitizing AV formats.

We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, including tuition remission.

All candidates must provide a cover letter and resume (please include each document as a separate email attachment). Candidates who are selected for interviews will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references and samples of prior photography and video work.

Review of applications will begin on Monday, July 21 and will continue until the position is filled. Please email application materials to:



For more details on this position or to submit your cover letter, resume and other required information, please contact:
Rebecca Goldman, MLS
Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
goldman@lasalle.edu

La Salle University is a Roman Catholic university in the tradition of the De La Salle Christian Brothers and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission. For a complete mission statement, please click here.

La Salle University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Processing Archivist, La Salle University, Philadelphia PA

Connelly Library is creating a new Archives and Digital Initiatives Department. This department will combine the functions of the University Archives and the former Media and Digital Services department to focus on acquiring, preserving, sharing, and promoting La Salle University's history and scholarship in print and digital formats.

The Processing Archivist is an entry-level professional position which will support the Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives in building an arrangement and description program and a records management program for the University Archives.

Under the supervision of the Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives, the Processing Archivist's primary job responsibilities include:

·  Developing procedures and manuals for accessioning, arranging, and describing archival collections in Archivists' Toolkit, including born-digital and hybrid collections.

·  Processing the Archives' backlog of archival collections and incoming collections

·  Supervising student workers assisting with arrangement and description activities

·  Updating collections information on the Archives website and uploading finding aids

·  Working with University staff and administrators to develop a records retention schedule for the University

·  Assisting departments in complying with the schedule and managing their internal records

Under the supervision of the Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives, the Processing Archivist's secondary job responsibilities include:

·  Assisting with management of digital collections, including the library's institutional repository and web archive

·  Assisting with research, reference, and outreach in the University Archives

Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday with flexible scheduling. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required to support special events sponsored by the department.



Qualifications

·  Master's degree in library science, history, or another discipline with coursework in archives OR master's degree in another field and successful completion of the Academy of Certified Archivists examination. Current master's students who are within 6 months of receiving their degree will be considered.

·  One year of full-time equivalent experience with processing archival collections. Demonstrated ability to arrange and describe archival collections, write finding aids and processing plans, and manage long-term processing projects.

·  Familiarity with records management and digital preservation through coursework or work experience.

·  Familiarity with the DACS standard through coursework or experience.

·  Familiarity with cataloging principles and practices through coursework or work experience.

·  Familiarity with XML and one or more metadata standards through coursework or work experience.

·  Strong general writing and research skills.

·  Basic web editing skills, including experience with HTML, CSS, and content management systems such as WordPress.

Preferred skills and experience

·  Experience with both traditional and minimal processing techniques.

·  Experience with reprocessing projects.

·  Experience writing manuals, handbooks, or other documentation.

·  Experience working in a college or university archives.

·  Experience with Archivists' Toolkit, Archon, or other archives management software.

·  Supervisory experience in a work or volunteer setting.

·  Coursework or work experience in project management.

·  Familiarity with the EAD standard through coursework or experience.

Candidates must be also able to lift and reshelve boxes weighing up to 40 lb., using a ladder when necessary.

We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, including tuition remission.

All candidates must provide a cover letter and CV or resume (please include each document as a separate email attachment). Candidates who are selected for interviews will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references and sample finding aids.

Review of applications will begin on Monday, July 21 and will continue until the position is filled. Please email application materials to:



For more details on this position or to submit your cover letter, resume and other required information, please contact:
Rebecca Goldman, MLS
Head of Archives and Digital Initiatives
La Salle University
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141
goldman@lasalle.edu

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Faculty, Head Librarian, Austin Community College, Austin TX

Job #1311024
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Closing Date: 08/05/2014

POSITION INFORMATION
Location: Pinnacle
Hours: Must maintain an established schedule. Some positions may also include evenings and weekends.
Position Focus: Technical Services and Automation
Salary: Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale
FLSA Status Exempt
Criminal Background Check: Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police departme

JOB PURPOSE
Provide leadership, management and supervision of the college's Technical Services and Automation (TSLA) department and those functions within Library Services. Manage/oversight for collection development functions of Library Services overall (9 campuses in 2013) including acquisitions, processing and cataloging for print, audiovisual and digital resources. Participates in the design of existing and new campus library collections (2 campuses in 2014) and the integration of new materials budgets into the overall Library Services budget. Management and supervision of TSLA human resources functions including hiring, training and supervising technical services and automation faculty and staff. Participates in the design of and monitors annual library materials budget and assists in the process of designing materials budget for new campuses. Provides backup support for library technology/systems and ensures the integrity of the library's online public access catalog. Committed to innovative delivery of library services to better serve students, faculty and staff.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Required

One year work experience managing staff and services in academic, technical services and automation or technical services and automation support environments such as college or university settings or public library or teaching and learning environments.


Preferred

Two or more years work experience managing staff and services in academic, technical services and automation or technical services and automation support environments such as community college, college or university settings or public library or teaching and learning environments.


EDUCATION
Required

Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.

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Digital Learning Initiatives Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park MD

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
Based in the Teaching and Learning Services Unit and working under the direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning Services and within the collaborative environment of the University of Maryland Libraries, the Digital Learning Initiatives Librarian designs and implements an innovative digital learning program for the libraries and the Terrapin Learning Commons that incorporates new technologies, analysis of user needs, as well as a strong pedagogical and user experience focus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Digital Learning Initiatives Librarian works in partnership with library faculty to apply learning theories and technologies to develop and support the creation of online learning objects, instructional modules, and other materials. The librarian maintains a strong knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in academic libraries in the areas of online research assistance, instructional technologies, and user experience services. The librarian develops and delivers online and in-person instruction sessions for both faculty and students using current approaches and appropriate technology. In collaboration with the Teaching and Learning and the Outreach/Marketing Librarians, the librarian will join existing efforts to explore new technologies that support online learning, allow for the mobile marketing of library services, and enhance the libraries' virtual presence. The librarian assists in the identification of the information needs of students, data collection activities and in the assessment of the effectiveness of online library materials and tools designed to improve student learning. The librarian takes a leading role in supporting the development and implementation of discovery interfaces and other user-centered tools in order to maximize access to and functionality of, our resources and services across platforms and formats. The librarian provides guidance on the development of spaces and space planning approaches that enrich and enhance the learning experiences of our users through an innovative synthesis of technology, pedagogy and design. The librarian works in partnership with campus-wide groups and departments to situate these activities within the broader strategic directions of the university.

Serves on library and university committees as appropriate.

Performs reference and instruction duties and may be required to work nights and weekends.

Performs other duties, as assigned.

Performs other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
EDUCATION:
ALA-accredited master's degree in Library or Information Science.

EXPERIENCE:
Experience providing in-person and virtual instruction; experience applying assessment methods to evaluate student learning; experience providing both in-person and digital reference services; excellent interpersonal, analytical, oral, and written communication and decision-making skills; ability to adapt to change and to be flexible; demonstrated ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment; capability and commitment to engage in research and continued professional development worthy of promotion and tenure as a faculty member of the University of Maryland Libraries.

Preferences:
EDUCATION:
Additional degree in Instructional Design or related field.

EXPERIENCE:
At least 2 years' experience implementing technologies that support teaching and learning such as: social networking/web 2.0 tools in an educational context; knowledge of and/or experience with current issues in academic libraries, information technology, course management systems, assessment tools, and user experience concepts; scale-up classrooms; clickers; and general learning spaces. Ability to learn new software applications. Experience with discovery systems and applications from a public services perspective.

The posting closes on August 8, 2014. Full position details are available at: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/27540

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Associate Editor, OCLC- Library of Congress, Washington DC

Discover. Innovate. Collaborate. Inform. A few words we use to describe a career at OCLC.

OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

The Associate Editor will be responsible for developing and updating the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) within the framework of the editorial plan and in response to current and future needs of the worldwide Dewey user community- 200,000 libraries in 135 countries plus emerging uses inside and outside of libraries.


Job Requirements


• Develop and update the DDC within the framework of the approved editorial work plan, researching subject areas, consulting with experts, and interacting with internal and external reviewers.
• Prepare and issue regular updates to the DDC.
• Prepare and/or edit electronic and print publications based on the DDC, and participate in new electronic product development and testing.
• Promote the DDC through presentations, papers, workshops, and conference participation throughout the world, and serve as liaison to DDC user and review groups.
• Serve as technical liaison to development and research related to the DDC.
• Review licensed translations and publications based on the DDC, and serve as liaison to translation advisory groups.

• Master's degree or foreign equivalent in Library Science or Information Science, or related field.
• Demonstrated desire to specialize in subject cataloging or knowledge organization (via coursework, internships, volunteer work in libraries, or work experience).
• Reading skills in one or more languages in addition to English (preferred, not required; preference will be given to candidates with this skill).
• Some familiarity with:

  •  Dewey Decimal Classification System and other forms of bibliographic classification systems (e.g., LCC, UDC, Bliss)
  •  FRBR suite of requirements (esp. FRBR, FRSAD) and other subject authorities standards and/or models
  •  contemporary knowledge representation languages (e.g., OWL)
  •  MARC, RDA, and/or AACR2
  •  BIBFRAME

• Library of Congress subject headings (course work is acceptable; work or internship experience is preferred.)


Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/drqcjc7

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Systems & Applications Librarian, Whitman College, Walla Walla WA

Whitman College seeks a dynamic, creative and technically proficient individual for the position of Systems & Applications Librarian who will help provide leadership as the Penrose Library transitions to an expanding digital presence.

 

The primary responsibility of this librarian is to identify, implement, and support computer applications and technologies that enhance the library's ability to delivery services in both local and global networked environments.  This work includes systems application upgrades, configuration, maintenance, integration, troubleshooting, continued evaluation, training, and design and maintenance of the Library's website.  This position requires strong analytical and communications skills to develop and implement successful technology strategies for library operations and functions.

 

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following: knowledge of current issues and trends in library technology; knowledge of contemporary web design and development and common scripting languages; demonstrated project management abilities; the ability to operate and maintain library integrated systems in a shared environment; knowledge of national standards for library systems, authentication, networking, and protocols for search and retrieval; understanding of metadata schema.  Strong candidates will be able to evaluate the implications of adopting new technologies, and how they can be leveraged for liberal arts college libraries and the learners they serve.

 

The successful candidate will be flexible, creative, and enthusiastic. S/he will have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and possess a strong service commitment, with a demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and carry out complex projects.  Requires an MLS/MLIS and or/equivalent combination of education and experience; experience working in a library technology position, preferably in an academic setting that supported  systems for library management, network infrastructure, digital library services, web development, scholarly communication, research support and emerging technologies; evidence of establishing priorities and seeing projects through to completion.

      

Whitman is a private, selective, non-sectarian, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences with approximately 1500 students and 150 faculty.  Penrose Library has a strong service orientation, a team-orientated approach to decision making, and provides excellent opportunities for professional development. Penrose Library consistently ranks highly in Princeton Review's "Best College Library" category.

 

The College is located in Walla Walla, positioned in the heart of beautiful SE Washington's wine country in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. 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. Moreover, residents of the state of Washington pay no state income tax.

 

A job description and application requirements are available at: http://www.whitman.edu/hr.  Application review will begin August 4, 2014 and will continue until filled.  For more information about Whitman College see http://www.whitman.edu.  Whitman is building a diverse academic community and encourages minorities, women and persons with disabilities to apply.  Experience that contributes to the diversity of the College is appreciated. 

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Director, NYU Shanghai Library, New York University, Shanghai China

New York University is seeking a Library Director for its NYU Shanghai portal campus. This is a unique opportunity to join NYU Shanghai as the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. A world-class research university with liberal arts and sciences at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities that is also a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai will recruit scholars who are committed to our global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by 12 additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students. Drawing on the resources and infrastructure of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population. NYU Shanghai opened in September 2013 with a freshman class of 300 students, and is expected to grow over eight years to a target undergraduate student population of 2400 along with selected graduate programs. The NYU Shanghai Library also serves an active NYU Study Abroad program.

In consultation with NYU Libraries and consistent with the NYU library mission and programs, the Director of the NYU Shanghai Library will provide leadership in 1) establishing library services and programs that supports NYU Shanghai's academic and programmatic mission and 2) implementing and directing ongoing operations of the library. The position reports jointly to the Dean, Division of Libraries at NYU and the Provost, NYU Shanghai.

In close coordination with NYU New York, this is an exciting opportunity for the Director to manage and lead the implementation of the library program for NYU Shanghai, including program start-up and expansion, staff recruitment and development, facilities requirements, development of joint services with NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi, resource management for the library's budget, and development of policies for library operations and services. The Director of the NYU Shanghai Library will work closely with colleagues in New York and Abu Dhabi to develop services that optimize library staff and resources across the NYU Libraries. The Director also works closely with the senior staff of NYU Shanghai to plan and implement phased-in on-site services. The incumbent will be based in Shanghai, with some travel required to NYU New York.


Principal Duties

Responsible for the planning, project management, coordination and implementation of library services and policies at NYU Shanghai in conjunction with NYU New York Division of Libraries counterparts, including collection development, technical services, public services, and facilities, as well as front end library and academic technology support services. Faculty technology support services, including support for digital scholarship and instructional technology, are provided in collaboration with NYU Shanghai Academic Affairs.

  • Participate in NYU Shanghai campus and program planning and ongoing program development.
  • Recruit, develop and manage an outstanding library staff, and provide direction for the continuing recruitment, selection, orientation, development, training and retention of library staff.
  • Lead the effective and efficient ongoing operation of all aspects of library service on the NYU Shanghai campus consistent with the mission and service philosophy of NYU Shanghai and NYU New York.
  • Develop and manage the NYU Shanghai library budget in collaboration with NYU New York.
  • Oversee the development of print and digital collections, including participation in joint NYU-wide collection development, acquisitions and processing.
  • Develop productive relationships and collaborations with the Shanghai academic and research library community.


Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years successful administrative experience and at least 5 years managing and/or supervising a department in an academic setting, including budget and personnel management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in implementing innovative user services and technologies in the library program.
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment, planning and program development.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic library and information services, instructional/information technologies, and scholarly communication.
  • Knowledge of developments in higher education that affect research libraries, scholarly process, and the University's core mission in teaching, learning and research.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment and communicate complex issues and perspectives to project team representatives across a global network.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to service excellence.
  • Ability to adapt to a Chinese business and cultural environment.


Preferred
· Second masters degree
· Experience in a research university library
· Deep knowledge of Chinese culture and the ability to speak its national dialect fluently
· College or university library start-up, renovation or construction experience
· Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
· Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:
Excellent benefits include vacation package, relocation assistance and a generous retirement package. Salary commensurate with experience.

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

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Education Commons Internships, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

AVAILABILITY: 2 one-year positions, starting in late August.

SALARY: $15/hour, 999 hours limit per fiscal year.

HOURS: 20 hours per week, including regular weekly weekend and evening shifts.

OVERVIEW:

The Education Commons is a library facility located in Franklin Field on Penn s campus, with a variety of open study spaces and group study rooms. The EC includes a variety of high-tech capabilities. The EC supports collaborative student learning and teaching.

Under the supervision of the Education Commons Librarian, the Intern will provide direct support to library patrons and staff a public services desk. Primary requirements are the ability to work independently, comfort working with patrons, familiarity with technology and software, and flexibility.

Interns will assist in the day to day operation of the Commons. The majority of the Intern s time will be spent at the front desk. Common duties will include: 

  • Supervision of the space
  • Assisting patrons with technical issues
  • Explaining and implementing Commons policies
  • Teaching regular workshops on library and technology skills
  • Facilitating usage of the Commons by partner groups
  • Writing for blog, social media, and library websites


Interns will support the library s chat reference service, and will spend time each week in cross-training and desk staffing at the Weigle Information Commons. Additional duties may include project-based work dependent on the intern s skills and interests, including website updates, outreach and publicity. Interns will be expected to proactively discover and learn emerging instructional and library technologies and topics. Evening and weekend hours are expected. Interns must be able to work at least two weekday nights. This position is intended for current MLS or MLIS graduate students.

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Enrollment in a graduate program in library science or related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Strong public services orientation.
  • Attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks, learn quickly, and take initiative.
  • Comfortable with spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), Facebook Pages, Twitter, other social media, and smart phones.
  • Experience, or motivation to gain experience in, graphics, digital photography, digital video, and Web authoring applications desirable.
  • Prior academic research experience helpful.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: 


Elizabeth Martin 
martinev@pobox.upenn.edu 


Please write "Education Commons Internship" in the e-mail subject line.

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Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West), University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks an experienced manager focused on collaboration and user services to advance the research enterprise and foster a climate of scholarly inquiry and student achievement in support of the humanities and social sciences.

 

The Chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West) is a tenure track faculty position that provides leadership for all aspects of Library West collections relating to the humanities and social sciences, including collection development; reference, instruction, circulation services and outreach services, as well as organization, maintenance, and preservation of collections. Working closely with the Associate Chair, responsibilities also include building and space management, personnel management and supervision, and the collaborative development of digital library initiatives. The position oversees a materials budget of over $800,000 as well as additional funding from endowments and for multidisciplinary databases. The Chair works collaboratively with departmental colleagues to assess strengths and weaknesses in the various collections, to determine priorities, to establish policies, and to develop departmental service plans that enhance and support the academic mission of the University. The Chair plays a key role in the evaluation of emerging library technologies and encourages student and faculty use of web-based and instructional technologies.

 

The Chair serves as liaison for development opportunities relating to the department's collections in both the public and private sectors and plays a major role in publicizing and expanding local and national awareness and use of the department's collections. The Chair serves as a member of the Libraries' management team (Library Council), sharing responsibility for the overall strategic direction of the University Libraries. The Chair serves on appropriate University and Library committees and pursues professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

 

The search will remain open until August 18, 2014, and review of applications will begin on July 15, 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. Please follow the application procedures on the Position Vacancy Announcement.

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Metadata Cataloging Librarian, Alabama A&M University, Normal AL

Summary: 
This position reports to the Head of Technical Services and as part of the Cataloging team, this positon will prepare and enhance original bibliographic and complex member copy records in assigned subjects and formats according to national bibliographic standards and local practice, using Library of Congress classification and subject headings. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a resource for monographs and serials cataloging, answering questions and making decisions on the cataloging treatment of potential new titles, and resolving complex problems related to existing cataloging records.
  • Provide leadership in the development of policies and documentation of procedures for cataloging, training for other staff members in the creation and maintenance of cataloging records; and supervisor other library assistants performing similar tasks.
  • Work closely with library teams needing guidance on scholarly publishing models and metadata in the local digital repository.
  • Support the creation, extraction, editing and quality control of metadata.
  • Collaborative implement local metadata schema and develop crosswalks and metadata application profiles to promote access to the library's digitized and born-digital materials
  • May lead projects or serve as a member of a project team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 
Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree supporting a specialized key program function.
  • At least three (3) years of increasing responsibilities and relevant professional metadata and cataloging experience
  • Evenings and weekend work schedule required

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience which demonstrates knowledge of OCLC, and cataloging procedures and principles to include AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification and MARC 21.
  • Experience with or education in emerging RDA standards and the FRBR model
  • Experience cataloging monographs and serials
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with reading one or more non-English languages for cataloging purposes, especially Spanish or French
  • Experience with or education in MARC and non-MARC metadata schema and other emerging data standards
  • Experience with or education in HTML, XML, XSLT, Microsoft Excel or other tools used in the creation, extraction, and manipulation of metadata
  • Experience with digital content management systems, such as CONTENTdm or Digital Commons
  • Experience with scholarly publishing models and metadata for serials in digital repositories and other experiences desired and duties assigned by the Head of Technical Services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Communicate effectively (written and oral) to collaborate with diverse constituencies.
  • Organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills.
  • Ability to develop a positive reputation through external professional practice service in areas related to professional responsibilities and a record of institutional service.
  • Ability to effectively interact with library staff and the university community.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment

Online App. Form: http://aamu.interviewexchange.com/jobsearchfrm.jsp

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Visual Resources Curator, American University, Washington DC

Position Number: 11708

Department: Art

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Work Hours per Week: 35

Band: Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst A

Position Type: Full-time Staff

Description:

The Visual Resources Center Curator oversees the Department of Art Visual Resources Center (VRC), its equipment, and staff. The position works in the department and across the College of Arts and Sciences and the University at large with faculty engaged in developing digital humanities initiatives. The VRC Curator administers new media resources, trains and supervises employees, provides training for faculty in use of electronic media, and works with faculty on curriculum development with new media. The VRC Curator is also responsible for acquiring and maintaining technical equipment.

Educational Requirements:Master's degree in Library Science or related field required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in visual media management.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Mac and PC environments required.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to adapt to and master new technologies in digital image management and instructional support.
  • Experience with visual database management systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a team environment.

Additional Information:

American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. American University campus is tobacco and smoke free.

TO APPLY PLEASE VISIT: https://jobs.american.edu

PI79908935 

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Digital Projects Developer, Duke University Libraries, Durham NC

Here is a direct link to the job announcement (also pasted below): http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/digitalprojectsdeveloper
 
 
Digital Projects Developer

The Digital Projects Developer develops and maintains web applications utilized by faculty, staff, students, and patrons of the Duke University Libraries (DUL).  S/He provides support for middleware and interface development for DUL's enterprise platforms.  S/He serves as analyst in a variety of areas, including data management, usability, applications architecture, and workflow enhancement.

Responsibilities
  • Develops, customizes, and maintains web applications using DUL's enterprise platforms. Works with DUL stakeholders on a wide range of technology initiatives to meet needs for library services. 
  • Implements or develops high quality, innovative, and sustainable software for such functions as departmental and team web sites, resource discovery and access, data visualization and GIS, tools for digital scholarship, and others as needed.
  • Working with project teams and staff in Discovery and Core Services, builds authentication-based services into applications, adapts user interface (UI) themes to application frameworks, and integrates services across platforms.
  • Serves as a liaison to assigned DUL project teams in resolving technical issues.  Diagnoses and escalates issues to other technical support units, including non-DUL support units.
  • Develops queries, algorithms, and programming workflows to transform data for uses in resource discovery, visualization, library assessment, and other applications.
  • Works with teams of librarians, analysts, developers, and other staff to cultivate an environment of innovation. Consults and collaborates with partners beyond the library, including campus stakeholders and communities beyond Duke.
  • Collaborates with partners in the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) to provide technical support and feature development as needed for the library catalog search web application.
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of technology trends and evaluates their impact on applications used in the DUL.
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • None
Qualifications

It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity. 

Education

Required: BA/BS in computer science or a related technical field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred: Master's degree in Information Science, Computer Science, Library Science, or a related field.

Experience

Required:

  • Demonstrated competence in web programming and scripting using PHP or Ruby on Rails;
  • Strong service orientation as demonstrated by an ability to work effectively with staff and other personnel at all levels;
  • Excellent time management and project management skills;
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks and use good judgment in providing services based on goals with minimum supervision; 
  • Ability to establish and build collaborative working relationships with a wide range of people; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment.

Preferred:

  • Prior experience supporting IT in an academic research library;
  • Experience with application development tools and techniques, such as version control and unit testing, and one or project management methodologies;
  • Experience with constructing and automatically extracting information from both relational and non-relational databases; 
  • Familiarity with RDF and linked data, with XML/XSLT, and with library metadata standards and encoding practices, such as Dublin Core, MARC, EAD, METS, or MODS;
  • Working knowledge of one or more of the following: Python, JavaScript, JQuery, the Hydra framework, Drupal, WordPress, D3, Ajax and/or R;
  • Experience in topical areas such as geoserver applications, image analytics, text mining, game development, mobile platforms or other areas of interest relevant to digital scholarly projects;
Working Conditions
  • Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible 
  • Normal office environment
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required  

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

 
Salary and Benefits

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 15 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.

Environment

Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly, Music, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort.  Duke's library holdings of 6.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business. 

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/index.php.

Application

An electronic resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references should be submitted at http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs/ - refer to Requisition #400845601.  Review of applications will begin in late June and will continue until the position is filled. 

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed. 

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

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Systems Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Systems Librarian is responsible for supporting digital applications, content, and digital preservation activities at the University of Maryland Libraries.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Systems Librarian supports all aspects of the work of the Digital Programs and Initiatives department. The Systems Librarian actively works with staff throughout the UMD Libraries to gather requirements for development of new digital initiatives and programs and provides support and instruction to UMD Libraries' staff in the installation, development, and use of digital applications. The Systems Librarian collaborates closely with staff in the Software Systems Development and Research department to implement new and upgraded applications, perform quality assurance testing, and to communicate issues clearly. Serving as a translator and bridge between UMD Libraries staff and technical departments, the Systems Librarian will ensure that all parties gain consensus regarding requirements and project scope. The Systems Librarian serves as an active member of Digital Systems and Stewardship, contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects; incorporates support for new tools and applications into library services; and maintains close engagement with issues relating to digital technologies, such as repository development, digital curation and preservation, and metadata.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-Develops requirements for new software applications to meet the needs of the department;
-Ensures the preservation of the UMD Libraries' digital assets through file inventorying and archiving;
-Maintains and troubleshoots both legacy systems and new systems;
-Collaborates closely with both technical and non-technical staff from throughout the UMD Libraries, and communicates clearly with all stakeholders;
-Participates in the development and execution of digital projects throughout their life-cycle, from conceptualization to long-term preservation of the results;
-Conceives and develops scripts in support of departmental needs and specifically in order to allow staff to carry out large, complex tasks more efficiently;
-Investigates and implements new technologies and research tools to support the work of the UMD Libraries;
-Writes reports, articles and presentations related to digital programs and initiatives, for example, presenting to UMD Libraries staff about new technologies;
-Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate;
-Performs other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by date of hire.

Experience: Demonstrated knowledge of the architecture and technologies of the World Wide Web, including HTML and CSS; knowledge of databases, data modeling, and SQL; knowledge of current best practices in the field of digital preservation; advanced knowledge of XML, and familiarity with the many XML-based metadata schemas and standards commonly used in digital librarianship (including EAD, MODS, METS, Dublin Core, etc.); comfortable with a Unix server environment, including the installation of software packages and setup, configuration and troubleshooting of new server-based applications; demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new languages as needed; demonstrated ability to conceive and develop scripts (in for example shell, Perl, Python, or another modern programming language); ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work on multiple projects; understanding of and interest in the academic research and scholarly communication environment of a large research university.

Preferences:
Education: Specialization in digital librarianship.

Experience: Experience with the FedoraCommons digital repository architecture. Experience with special collections and archival and manuscript materials. Demonstrated knowledge of Javascript; good project management skills. Experience with DSpace and/or other digital library applications, such as Open Journal Systems or ArchivesSpace.

Closing Date: 07/25/2014

https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/27317

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Head of Archives and Special Collections, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara CA

Santa Clara University Library seeks applications and nominations for the position of Head of Archives and Special Collections. The selected candidate will be an imaginative and innovative leader who articulates a clear vision for a department that includes the university archives, special collections, and digital initiatives. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Resources and Digital Services, the Head of Archives & Special Collections serves as a member of the Library's administrative team, participating in general administrative decision-making, library management, assessment and strategic planning.


Since the merger of archives and special collections in 2009, the unit has grown in personnel and resources and increased its visibility and prominence throughout the campus community and beyond. Its facilities include the Norman F. Martin, S.J. Reading Room, an expansive exhibit and gallery area, and a state-of-the-art archival storage vault. The unit's collection strengths include the Mission Santa Clara Collection, consisting of manuscripts and printed books collected and used by the early Franciscans at Mission Santa Clara, from the founding of the Mission in 1777 until the arrival of the Jesuits in 1851; the personal papers of prominent Jesuits such as Fr. Bernard Hubbard and Fr. Jerome Ricard; and the University records and faculty papers of both Santa Clara University and its affiliate, the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA. In addition, the department's archival materials are complemented by special collections and rare books covering such topics as Jesuitica, non-fiction California, 17th and 18th century theology, 18th and 19th century travel and voyage literature, early printed bibles, and The Heritage Edition of The Saint John's Bible.


The Head of Archives and Special Collections supervises a unit comprised of five full-time employees: the University Archivist, an Archival Processing Assistant, the Digital Initiatives Librarian, a Digital Initiatives Assistant, and a Public Services Coordinator. The Head of Archives and Special Collections, along with the University Archivist, also share supervision of a temporary, donor-funded Mission Santa Clara Archivist/Manuscripts Specialist (currently funded through July 2015). The Cataloging Specialist (organizationally in technical services) also provides rare book cataloging and special collections processing activities. Additionally, the head acts as a consultant to the Province Archivist of the California Jesuit Province Archives, which shares office and archival storage space with the unit.


Unit Profile

Archives & Special Collections develops, maintains, and preserves rare, unique and institutional materials in the Santa Clara University Library. The Collections directly support the University's teaching, research, and service programs, both on campus and in the larger communities of which it is a part. The collections are focused on areas relevant to the University's roles, primarily as a Jesuit, Catholic university in the heart of Silicon Valley, and as the oldest institution of higher learning in California, with a history integrally connected to Mission Santa Clara, one of California's original missions. The collections also help support the primary resource needs of faculty teaching a variety of traditional and interdisciplinary courses in the University's core curriculum.


Library Profile:

The Library advances the University's mission to educate engaged and accomplished citizens through our dynamic services and unique, extensive collections. Our community-focused staff are integral partners in creating and cultivating physical and virtual learning environments for open inquiry and academic excellence.


The University Library has a staff of 37, including 17 librarians. For more information about the Santa Clara University Library, please visit http://www.scu.edu/library/.


Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For information about the benefits offered by Santa Clara University, please visit: http://www.scu.edu/hr/benefits/

Department
University Library

Standard Hours (hours per week)
40

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
60% AdministrationManagement


● Provides vision and leadership in directing and managing the programs and operations of Archives and Special Collections
● Sets goals, identifies resource needs and cultivates opportunities for collaboration
● Oversees and supervises five librarians/staff; indirectly supervises one staff
● Describes and redefines positions as necessary
● Raises awareness and develops understanding of the library's unique resources with the community.
● Oversees an operational budget of approximately $60,000 (includes student wages of about $30,000)
● In consultation with the AUL for Resources and Digital Services, oversees collection development and conservation/preservation budget of approximately $40,000 for archives & special collections


Development/Advancement


● Collaborates with development officers on exhibits/receptions
● Works with development officers and library administration on specific donor cultivation activities
● Evaluates potential donations for inclusion in archives and special collections
Assessment
● Develops assessment strategies and conducts ongoing assessment using a variety of methods


30% Instruction/Outreach/Exhibits


● Coordinates outreach events, receptions, and special viewings of archives and special collections materials
● Works with development and campus departments to coordinate exhibits in the A&SC exhibit space
● Assists with maintaining the exhibit calendar
● Collaborates with faculty to teach the use of primary source materials and assesses student learning
● Raises visibility of archives and special collections materials (and their digital surrogates) on campus


10% Service and Scholarship


● Serves on committees and task forces both at the department, library and university level
● Participates in local, state, and national/international professional and scholarly societies and organizations
● Participates in activities related to inquiry and research

Provides Work Direction
This position directly supervises three employees; and provides second level supervision to two employees as well as a term appointment employee (currently funded through July 2015) and student employees.

Qualifications
Appointment Level:
This position is included in the Academic Staff Librarian category. The specific level at which an appointment is made is determined by the successful candidate's level of experience and professional accomplishment. The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at the Associate Librarian or Librarian level. Minimum qualifications for those ranks are:

Associate Librarian (salary grade 11): at least five years professional experience after receiving the MLS; evidence of scholarly ability (e.g., additional coursework or advanced degrees, conference presentations, publications) and professional or community service (e.g., active participation in professional society activities, involvement in committee or other service work at previous employers or community organizations) appropriate for a mid-career librarian.
Librarian (salary grade 12): at least seven years professional experience after receiving the MLS; evidence of scholarly ability (e.g., additional coursework or advanced degrees, conference presentations, publications) and professional or community service (e.g., active participation in professional society activities, involvement in committee or other service work at previous employers or community organizations) appropriate for a senior librarian.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.


This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
Required Qualifications
● MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program
● Minimum of five years professional experience in a special collection/archive or equivalent
● Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor
● Evidence of scholarly ability and professional/community service appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian
● Demonstrated vision for the value of special collections and archives to learning, research and community
● Awareness of current and emerging trends and issues in special collections and archives
● Knowledge and/or experience developing digital collections
● Knowledge and/or experience employing digitization practices to enhance archives and special collections
● Knowledge and/or experience with archives management platforms, eg Archivists Toolkit
● Experience teaching with current pedagogical methodologies
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Commitment to building strong relationships between the library, university academic departments, university community, and external communities
● Ability to thrive amidst organizational change including the capacity to respond effectively to change
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge and/or experience of digitization, digital preservation and digital preservation standards
Successful grant writing experience
Experience organizing and mounting exhibits
Fundraising experience and experience working with donors of collections
Ability to cultivate and maintain effective relations with donors
Experience with promoting collections through social media
Knowledge
• Knowledge and/or experience developing digital collections

Knowledge and/or experience employing digitization practices to enhance archives and special collections
Knowledge and/or experience with archives management platforms, eg Archivists Toolkit
Skills
• Demonstrated vision for the value of special collections and archives to learning, research and community

Awareness of current and emerging trends and issues in special collections and archives
Experience teaching with current pedagogical methodologies
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Commitment to building strong relationships between the library, university academic departments, university community, and external communities
Abilities
• Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor

Evidence of scholarly ability and professional/community service appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian
Ability to thrive amidst organizational change including the capacity to respond effectively to change
Education and/or Experience
• MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program

Years of Experience
Minimum of five years professional experience in a special collection/archive or equivalent
Close Date
07/25/2014

Open Until Filled
No

Special Instructions to Applicants
Deadline for Applications: Applications received by July 25, 2014 will receive first consideration. Interested candidates should submit an application electronically through the SCU HR jobs site (below). Application materials submitted should include: cover letter, complete resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, with a statement of each person's professional relationship to the application. Nominations are welcomed and can be sent to the chair of the search committee, Rice Majors, Associate University Librarian for Resources and Digital Services at rmajors@scu.edu.

To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu

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Director, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park MD

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The University of Maryland Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives(SCUA) are at the heart of the research and teaching mission of the university.Collection strengths include labor history, Maryland history and culture, modern Japanese history, mass media and culture,history of the book, women's history, historic preservation,American and British writers and poets,and the history of the University.Collection highlights include the National Public Broadcasting Archives, the Library of American Broadcasting, the George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive, the Gordon W. Prange Collection, and the Katherine Anne Porter Collection.


Lead as an organizational innovator, facilitating the ongoing development of a flexible work environment that places a premium on strategic priorities, project orientation, a work culture that is both fluid and accountable, and an excellent staff.


Demonstrate creativity in identifying and allocating resources through donor relations, fundraising, grants, partnerships, budgeting, and flexible staff deployments.


Articulate a vision for the collection of the 21st century that takes into account new collecting opportunities in a born-digital information environment and the changing nature of primary documentation in a post-industrial society.


Articulate a vision for services in special collections that transcends collection management and incorporates dynamic activities in the areas of discovery, teaching, preservation, digital presentation to online communities, outreach to new audiences, off-campus partnerships, and alliances with the teaching faculty, students, and colleagues on the library faculty.
Participate in ongoing assessment and strategic planning for special collections materials in the performing arts.


Serve as point of contact for Special Collections and University Archives' off-campus partners, including the AFL-CIO, National Public Radio, the National Diet Library of Japan and others.
Communicate this vision effectively to university and library administrators, researchers, resource allocators, potential collaborators, and the SCUA staff.


DUTIES:
Manage personnel operations for approximately 30-40 faculty librarians, professional staff, contract staff, graduate assistants, hourly student employees, emeriti faculty and volunteers.
Manage planning and assessment processes in department. These include strategic plans, annual plans, individual work plans, budgeting, project prioritization and evaluation. Organizational planning is a critical leadership responsibility for this position.


Coordinate SCUA's operations with other Libraries departments and divisions, including Acquisitions, Digital Services and Stewardship, Metadata Services, Preservation, Public Services, and Special Collections in the Performing Arts/International Piano Archives to meet departmental and Libraries-wide goals and objectives.
Lead collection development planning in collaboration with collection area leaders and the Associate Dean for Collections. Oversee process for drafting and acting on collection development plans, including strategies for managing the identification, acquisition, processing, preservation and delivery of born-digital content.


Lead functional planning for new tools, services and programs that improve access to and preservation of collections, with particular emphasis on digital projects, products and services. Develop assessment procedures for measuring effectiveness.


Oversee security and facility issues in R. Lee Hornbake Library in collaboration with other residents of the building and relevant campus departments. Coordinate operation of the Severn Library facility with relevant Libraries staff for off-site collections.


Coordinate donor stewardship, grant and fundraising initiatives and other outreach efforts in collaboration with relevant University personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ability to lead and articulate a vision for SCUA and to provide leadership to achieve organizational goals and priorities.
Sound knowledge of current trends in the special collections field, including in-depth command of digital issues as they relate to special collections, and experience with a variety of audiovisual formats, as well as print and other analog materials.
Evidence of potential for success in managing an extensive, multi-faceted library program.
Evidence of successful coordination of a library program with other units within and external to the library in order to meet departmental and library-wide goals and objectives.
Demonstrated record of successful fundraising, donor development, and grant writing.
Evidence of relevant publications, presentations and professional service that is attuned to work in the special collections field.
Ability to hire, train, supervise, develop, and evaluate staff and to organize their work.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.

EDUCATION:
Master's degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree in a related discipline; evidence of significant formal education or training pertaining to special collections in multiple formats, including digital and media; advanced knowledge of digital issues relevant for special collections materials.

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum five years of experience working with special collections or archival materials. Minimum three years supervisory experience.

Preferences:
Preferred: Advanced degree in academic disciplines relevant to major holdings in SCUA.
Experience in a university or large research institution setting.

The job announcement, including details about the application procedure, is available at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/26737. The full position description is located on the UMD Libraries' website at: http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions. Applications will be accepted until July 10.

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Apply to the ALA Emerging Leaders Program!

The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations.

The EL program kicks off with a day-long session during the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Afterward, it grows and develops in an online learning and networking environment for six months. The program culminates with a poster session presentation to display the results of the project planning work of each group at the ALA Annual Conference.

Participants commit to participating in all aspects of the program. Participants may be offered an opportunity to serve on an ALA, division, chapter, or round table committee, task force or workgroup as well as other library-related groups upon completion of program. However, appointments are not guaranteed.

The program is limited to no more than 50 participants each year.

Selection Criteria

The selection committee seeks diversity based on geography, gender, ethnicity and type of library. Particular attention is given to candidates' personal statements as well as those of their references. No more than one person from any institution can be selected for participation in the program per year.  Preference will be given to those who do not have experience working on ALA committees, task forces, etc.and to those who meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a new library professional of any age with fewer than 5 years of experience working at a professional or paraprofessional level in a library and
     
  2. Be able to attend both ALA conferences and work virtually in between the two conferences and
     
  3. Be prepared to commit to serve on an ALA, Division, Chapter, or Round Table committee, task force or workgroup, or your state or local library organization upon completion of program, and
     
  4. Be an ALA member, and if sponsored by an organization, a member of that organization. 

Applying to the Program

Applications for the 2015 class of Emerging Leaders are now being accepted.   Applications must be submitted online.  Deadline for submission of the application and all references is August 1, 2014.  Once an application has been submitted, persons listed as references in the application will receive automated notices with appropriate links to complete statements of reference.  All reference letters, letters of support, etc. should be submitted online by the same deadline, August 1, 2014.  Note: The program is limited to approximately 50 participants each year.  About two-thirds of selected participants will be sponsored.  As part of the application, you may select various organizations that you would like to consider you for sponsorship.  However, sponsorship is not required to participate in the program.  If you are not sponsored, you will be expected to pay all of your own expenses which may include travel and hotel to attend both ALA Conferences.

Apply Now.

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Market Research Analyst, Chicago Area IL

Are you, or is someone you know, seeking a great opportunity to join a global Innovation team? You will have the opportunity to help shape this team and the future of the company.

Our client, a multi-national specialty chemical company serving the adhesives, graphic arts, specialty coatings, aroma chemicals and synthetic rubber industries, is seeking the right individual to: research and identify new markets, market opportunities and market trends and to focus business and technology development to drive long term business growth.  The scope of the Innovation organization includes 1) leveraging advantaged rosin availability, unique dispersion technology and usage in new markets and 2) the development of new markets, new technologies or new value offerings to deliver exceptional and sustainable growth.  This team is seeking an experienced market research expert to identify new markets, merger and acquisition prospects and joint venture opportunities. 


This position will be located either in their downtown Chicago office or in their northwest suburban location.

This Market Research Analyst will:

  • Conduct primary and secondary market research to identify new markets and trends. 
  • Apply advanced Market Research skills in developing analytics to aid decision making. 
  • Make recommendations based on these analytics to develop innovative strategies to provide exceptional growth. 
  • Identify potential opportunities for creating processes and technologies that improve the cost of doing business in chosen target markets. 
  • Make recommendations for merger and acquisition prospects and joint venture opportunities. 


Experience required:

Bachelor degree required, advanced degree preferred.

3-7 years experience in identifying sources of and collecting data as well as analyzing and interpreting it.

Experience in chemical industry strongly preferred.

If you have interest in this position, or know someone who may have interest, please contact me.

Greg Holysz
Executive Search Consultant
HCM Partners, Inc. 
847-893-0329
gholysz@hcm-partners.com

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University Archivist/Librarian, Calvin T. Ryan Library, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney NE

University Archivist/Librarian, a permanent, tenure-track faculty position.  Beginning professionals are invited to apply. The University Archivist/Librarian will be responsible for daily operations and long-term development of the Archives. S/He will be an advocate for the collection, promoting its value to the University community.  The person in this position will play a key role in the library's development of digital preservation and curation activities including a future Institutional Repository.  Minimum salary $52,000, full benefits.

Review of applications begins July 21.  Open until filled. See full position descriptions and apply at:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/unkearney/default.cfm

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Project Archivist, Calvin T. Ryan Library, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney NE

Temporary position for up to three years.  An experienced Archivist to appraise, establish an organization plan, and process the University of Nebraska at Kearney Archives.  The archives occupy approximately 400 linear feet. Minimum salary $52,000, full benefits.

Review of applications begins July 21.  Open until filled. See full position description and apply at:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/unkearney/default.cfm

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Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Perry Libraries, Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA

HEAD OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES: Reporting to the University Librarian, the Head of Special Collections and University Archives provides leadership and vision for the department and, in collaboration with other library units, oversees all activities including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible collections of manuscripts, music, archives, photographs, digital collections, and other rare and special materials. The Head is actively involved in donor cultivation and fundraising as well as grant writing and implementation. The Head serves as the University Archivist and incumbent administers activities related to ODU's historical records and documents. The Head has overall responsibility for personnel supervision, budgeting, and resources management within the department which currently consists of 1 librarian and 1 staff position as well as a number of student assistants, volunteers and interns. The incumbent also represents the ODU Libraries within the University and Commonwealth, and at the regional and national level regarding issues
related to special collections and archives. The incumbent is expected to work comfortably and with a high degree of expertise in a shared decision making environment.


QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  •  An American Library Association or equivalent accredited Library graduate degree required
  •  Excellent written, interpersonal, communication, presentation, instruction, analytical and project management skills
  •  Ability to work successfully with a diverse community of faculty, students, visiting scholars, university administrators, community users and current and potential donors
  •  Knowledge of technological applications in digital library development as related to special collections and archives such as automated archival collection management systems, digitization, database management, and Web applications publishing
  •  Skill in developing and managing special collections resources and/or university archives in print, digital and other formats
  •  Strong commitment to public services with an understanding of the scholarly use of library collections and services within a special collections setting
  •  Ability to actively engage in fundraising, donor relations, collection solicitation, and gift management
  •  Ability to prepare and manage grant proposals
  •  Progressively responsible experience in library special collections and/or archives
  •  Experience with arranging and describing archival collections and applying archival processing standards
  •  Supervisory experience
  •  Evidence of continuing education and professional development


Preferred:

  •  Experience with digital library development in the context of special collections and archives
  •  Experience with standards based on non-MARC metadata schemas such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, and other library and archival description and content standards
  •  Experience with donor relations and collection development
  •  Experience with music special collections and/or knowledge of music fundamentals
  •  Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections and copyright issues associated with print and digital technologies



SALARY AND BENEFITS: Minimum $65,000. Excellent benefits package.

Old Dominion University is a metropolitan state-supported institution with enrollment of 24,400, a leader in distance learning, and a Carnegie Extensive Doctoral/Research University. The campus is located in the historic port city of Norfolk, VA. Position announcement and description are available at http://www.lib.odu.edu/aboutthelibraries/employment.htm. For campus information, check http://www.odu.edu.

Screening of applicants will begin July, 18, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

CONTACT: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: Nicole Justice, Administrative Assistant, and Search Committee for Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0256 njustice@odu.edu, (757) 683-4141.

Old Dominion University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

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Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, University of Miami, Coral Gables FL

Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a creative, productive librarian who will explore, lead, and collaborate on a variety of metadata projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department and working closely with the Digital Projects Team, the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian works diverse constituents to support the discovery of and access to the Libraries' digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. This position also explores metadata-related collaborations and partnerships with other library departments, university partners, and external collaborators. The position will participate in or lead projects to enhance intellectual access to and discoverability of both digital and physical resources.  The incumbent trains and supervises staff members on metadata projects and initiatives.

UNIVERSITY: The University of Miami is one of the nation's leading research universities in a community of extraordinary diversity and international vitality. The University is a privately supported, non-sectarian institution, located in Coral Gables, Florida, on a 260-acre subtropical campus. The University is comprised of eleven degree-granting schools and colleges, including Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Communication, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, and Marine and Atmospheric Science (www.miami.edu<http://www.miami.edu>).

THE LIBRARY: The University of Miami Libraries (www.library.miami.edu<http://www.library.miami.edu>) rank among the top 50 research libraries in North America with a collection of over 3 million volumes, 74,000 current serials, and over 64,000 E-journal titles. The Otto G. Richter Library lies in the heart of the Coral Gables campus and serves as the central library for the University. Other University of Miami libraries include the Paul Buisson Architecture Library, the Judi Prokop Newman Business Information Resource Center, the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library, and the Marine and Atmospheric Science Library. The campus also has independent medical and law libraries. The Libraries provide support and services for approximately 10,100 undergraduates, 5,100 graduate students, and 10,000 full and part time faculty and staff. The Libraries have a staff of 37 Librarians and 86 support staff and are a member of ARL, ASERL, CLIR, NERL, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and Lyra  sis.

POSITION:  Under the direction of the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries' digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. Working closely with the Digital Projects team, the core mission of this position is to apply, steward, and preserve metadata for the Libraries' digital collections, as well as explore collaborations and partnerships with other library departments, university partners, and external collaborators. The position will participate in or lead projects to enhance intellectual access to and discoverability of both digital and physical resources.  The incumbent trains and supervises staff members related to metadata initiatives and special projects.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Performance: Creates, reviews, and edits metadata for digital collections. Assists in the development and application of metadata crosswalks and data conversion routines. Supervises and trains staff members on metadata for digital collections, projects, and initiatives. Develops, evaluates, and implements metadata policies, standards, goals, procedures, and workflows in cooperation with the necessary stakeholders. Collaborates in the selection, design, and adaptation of metadata schema, controlled vocabularies, and data dictionaries. Participates in the evaluation of the effectiveness of metadata for access, resource discovery, and preservation. Performs outreach and seeks opportunities for collaborative efforts within the Library and beyond to enhance and broaden metadata operations. Remains current with metadata and digital library development standards and trends. Participates in library professional associations and other appropriate venues for professional development.

Service: Networks, collaborates and actively participates in local, regional, national, or international organizations regarding related issues.  Represents and promotes the University of Miami Libraries in local, state-wide, regional, national, or international organizations as appropriate. Participates on the Resource Description Coordination Board and participates in Libraries and University organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program or equivalent. Knowledge of current and emerging cataloging rules, metadata schemas, standards, tools, and their applications. Knowledge of emerging trends and practices with digital library development, linked data, semantic web applications, BIBFRAME, and authority/identifier initiatives. Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail, demonstrated problem-solving skills, and flexibility. Self-motivation, project management skills, and the ability to multi-task with various deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituents. Strong commitment to user-centered library service and the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population. Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to meet the University of Miami Libraries' cr  iteria for advancement and promotion of library faculty, through professional development and service accomplishments.

Preferred: Two or more years of metadata or traditional library cataloging experience in a production environment. Knowledge of archival theories and description. Experience using archival information management applications and digital asset management systems like Archon, ArchivesSpace, and CONTENTdm. Prior successful supervisory experience, ability to motivate staff and set priorities, and effective organizational skills.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment at the Librarian Assistant Professor rank. The position offers a comprehensive benefits package including: TIAA-CREF; medical and dental insurance; life, disability, and long-term care insurance available; tuition remission; 13 paid holidays; and 22 days annual vacation. Additional employment benefits available include credit union; Employee Assistance Program; bookstore, and sporting event discounts; optional fee-based membership in a state-of-the-art wellness center, and no state or local income tax. More information on benefits can be found at:  http://www.miami.edu/index.php/benefits_administration/.

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to:

Jeanette Moreno, Human Resources Manager Otto G. Richter Library University of Miami P.O. Box 248214 Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320
e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The University has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds.

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Librarian, Seattle Children's, Seattle WA

We invite you to bring your career to an environment where talent is rewarded and new ideas are encouraged.  At Seattle Children's, the Pacific Northwest's premier pediatric care center, you'll find a true commitment to our patients and families that reaches far beyond the bounds of clinical expertise.


Schedule: Full time

Shift: Days, M-F

Location:  Main Hospital Campus

Salary: DOE

JOB SUMMARY:



Provide day-to-day knowledge-based reference assistance and information services for faculty, physicians, residents, staff and students in support of the mission of Seattle Children's.  Includes training and orientation of library users, circulation and cataloging functions, and the development and maintenance of book and journal collections.  As a member of the Clinical Effectiveness program, participate in the development of evidence-based clinical care resources and the design of methodologies for their creation.  Participate in ongoing library strategic planning, quality improvement initiatives, and the development of web-based educational resources.


Minimum Education and Experience:
Required:
- Master's degree from an ALA-accredited graduate school of library/information science
- At least five (5) years experience as a medical  librarian
- At least five (5) years experience with biomedical database searching
- Technical literacy in use of library technology, standard desktop and Internet applications
- Experience in interpreting information needs of users

Preferred:
- Member, Academy of Health Information Professionals
- Reading recognition of a foreign language

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Advanced knowledge of, and experience with, current resources, vocabularies and research techniques in the biomedical sciences, specifically in Evidence-Based Practice tenets and teaching methodologies
- Knowledge of medical terminology
- Familiarity with use of integrated library systems
- Excellent teaching and presentation skills
- Strong commitment to customer service
- Strong organizational and managerial skills
- Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Able to develop a vision for library services and exercise leadership in its pursuit
- Able to work independently, set priorities, multitask, and display strong personal initiative
- Able to interact comfortably with a diverse community


We offer competitive pay, generous paid time off, transportation discounts, and employee reward and recognition programs.  For more information and to apply online, visit us at www.seattlechildrens.org<http://www.seattlechildrens.org/> noting requisition number 14-8239. Seattle Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Acquisitions Librarian, Mercer County Community College, Trenton NJ

Acquisitions Librarian [Full Time] - The Library is seeking a Librarian responsible for selecting and ordering books, periodicals, audiovisual and electronic resources and other materials for the library's collection; maintains the library's budgets and vendor accounts; participates in reference services rotation and provides information literacy instruction. 

An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and/or Information Science required and at least two years related acquisitions and collection development experience is preferred for consideration. Demonstrated use of Excel and knowledge of Access and library management systems required. Some weekends are required; hours Monday through Thursday, 8am - 4pm, Friday 8:30am-4:40pm., some weekend hours required; compensation low $40's ; position will remain open until filled. 

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Information Literacy and Digital Learning Librarian/Assistant Professor, University of Montevallo, Montevallo AL

12-month, Tenure-Track, beginning Fall 2014 

The purpose of this position is to teach information literacy across the curriculum in a small classroom environment with students at the center of the educational experience. Duties include development of information literacy instruction across the curriculum and support for digital learning initiatives in the library. 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  1. Work collaboratively with the QEP Director to implement and assess QEP outcomes across the University curriculum.
  2. Teach in the Library's information literacy program for a variety of fields, courses, and subjects and develop Library services for distance learners.
  3. Determine appropriate ways to infuse information literacy across the curriculum.
  4. Assess the Library's information literacy program.
  5. Create and maintain diverse and innovative materials to support instruction and research.
  6. Serve as the primary spokesperson for the Library's digital learning initiatives.
  7. Collaborate with colleagues inside the library and across campus to design and pilot innovative teaching practices.
  8. Collaborate with a variety of campus constituents engaged in high impact practices.
  9. Engage in a cycle of continuous evaluation and improvement of library services.
  10. Provide reference assistance to Library patrons in person and on-line.
  11. Participate in Library strategic planning.
  12. Participate in collection development decisions.
  13. Participate in reference service including night and Sunday hours as needed.
  14. Serve on Library and University committees.
  15. Engage in scholarly research with the aim of achieving a sustained body of high-quality work.
  16. Perform other professional duties as needed.


Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned. The individual holding this position will serve as a representative of the University and, as such, shall promote a positive impression by demonstrating a collegial and professional customer-service approach at all times. 

Additional duties may include, but are not limited to: 
Contribute to Library blog and social media presences; offer support for special events hosted by the Library, and assist in weeding projects. 

Applicants should hold an MLIS from an ALA-accredited program. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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Project Archivist (Temporary), University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney NE

The Project Archivist will be responsible for an estimated three year project to appraise, establish an organization plan, and process the University of Nebraska at Kearney Archives. The archives occupy approximately 400 linear feet. S/He will develop and implement a uniform arrangement and describe the collections according to archival practices for DACS. S/he will ensure that materials are efficiently and effectively processed, and develop finding aids in accordance with best practices. If time permits, work may also be done on a specialized collection titled "The Country School Legacy," a multimedia collection focused on the history of the one-room school house in Nebraska. The Project Archivist will work collaboratively with the University Archivist/Librarian and the Coordinator of Collection Services to develop policies and procedures and begin planning to build collections, enhance access, and engage audiences. Monthly reports of progress will be provided to the Dean of the Library. At the end of the project, a written report describing the completed project along with recommendations for future development, preservation, digitization and access, will be provided to the Dean. Duties may include supervising staff and students. This position reports to the Coordinator of Collection Services and the Dean of the Library. This is a full-time temporary position, renewable for up to three calendar years. 

Required:

  • 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 current certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists;
  • Minimum of three years of experience processing, arranging, describing, and managing Archival collections in various formats; project management experience.

Preferred:

  • Understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and description, including Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS), and developing EAD records.
  • Proven skills in selecting, implementing and using an archival data management system.
  • Experience appraising archival collections, preference given to work in a higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and project teams, to set priorities, manage work, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent training and communication skills, the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in multiple environments.
  • Past experience in supervising student assistants and support staff.
  • An active member of a professional archival organization (such as the Society of American Archivists - SAA).
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 lb. boxes of material.

Completed applications received by 07/21/2014 will receive full consideration. This position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate must complete a background investigation prior to the start of employment. 
To apply,  follow instructions to complete the online Application. In addition, attach a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to the online application. Address the cover letter to Michael Sutherland, Chair, Search Committee, Calvin T Ryan Library, 2508 11th Ave, Kearney NE 68849-2240. 

Direct questions about the position to: 308/865-8544. 

Direct questions about the application process to: 308/865-8655 or employment@unk.edu

AA/EO/ADA

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Integrated Digital Services Librarian, Langsdale Library, University of Baltimore, Baltimore MD

The University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library is seeking qualified applicants to serve as the Integrated Digital Services Librarian. Working in a collaboritive team environment, this tenure-track faculty librarian position will partner with both campus and consortial IT to support and maintain library hardware and software; including local instances of systems such as Ex Libris ALEPH, OCLC ILLiad, Sakai and ArchivesSpace amongst others. She/he will also assist the Head of Digital Services in identifying and implementing new technologies and delivery models for instructional content and library resources. The Integrated Digital Services Librarian will also have opportunities to provide traditional reference services and to teach within the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.

Priority will be given to applications received before July 10, though the position will remain open until filled.  To apply, please review the vacancy announcement available through http://www.ubalt.edu/candidate_gateway/erecruit.html and  select the external applicant link.

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Librarian III, Rutgers, Newark NJ

Job Number: 14NS999450
Location: Newark (Northern New Jersey)
Facility: Central Administration
Status: Regular Full-time
Salary Range: LS23S $58,464. $73,077. $87,690.


Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science or Information Technology. Educational and scholarly credentials to warrant faculty appointment at one or more Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences schools are required. Must be proficient in the use of technology-based library systems; for example, electronic reserve systems, integrated library systems, network administration, Web-based education support and development, document imaging for scholarly information transfer, and scholarly information resources and databases.

Responsibilities: Provides reference and education services, in support of the education, research, and clinical goals of the University, as well as to outreach programs sponsored by the schools and units of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Participates in the implementation of library and informatics training programs for the Newark campus, as well as for university-wide courses taught via learning management systems (i.e., Moodle). Utilizes the Web and other media to provide quality information services to the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences community.

New Jersey First Act/Residency Law:

Employment at Rutgers is subject to the provisions of New Jersey First Act/ Residency Law which mandates new employees, who are not New Jersey residents, to establish primary residence in New Jersey within one year of their appointment, unless their position is on the exempt list or they successfully petition for exemption based on critical need or hardship. Additional information on this act is available athttp://www.umdnj.edu/hrweb/residencylaw-faq.htm.

Rutgers University offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including child care. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. For more information, visit uhr.rutgers.edu.

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Evolving Workforce Resident: Assistant Music Librarian, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA

The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, is seeking dynamic, highly motivated candidates for the position of Evolving Workforce Resident: Assistant Music Librarian.

The UC Santa Barbara Library has maintained a residency program since 1985; UCSB Library was a leader in this regard and, like many programs that have developed since, had an early focus upon hiring new librarians from a diverse background.  The Library continues to have a strong commitment to the residency program and developing library professionals in a rapidly evolving information ecology.

The Evolving Workforce Residency at the UCSB Library is intended to recruit those relatively new to working in a research library who can contribute effectively to the changing role of academic libraries. Graduates and early professionals come into the market with new ideas, enthusiasm, a contemporary educational experience, and the potential to be catalysts in transforming libraries. Many of these individuals will be the leaders in the next generation of library services. The program encourages Residents to imagine the academic library of the future and gives them the resources and freedom to experiment and explore new models. In return, the Library will benefit from the focused skills and initiative the Resident brings to redefine the required workforce of the future.

The Resident will be hired for a term of two years, will participate in the librarian review process, and will be eligible for extension for a third year. 

The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through work, research, and service.  

Evolving Workforce Residency program description:  http://www.library.ucsb.edu/library-human-resources/library-residency-program

RESPONSIBILITIES

During the first year of the program the Resident will gain meaningful work experience in an academic library.  Working under the general direction of the Music Librarian, the Assistant Music Librarian:  

  • provides in-depth reference services in music for faculty, students, and community members;
  • develops and manages the music collections by selecting music materials in all formats;
  • monitors  music serials and standing orders;
  • formulates collection related policies; 
  • maintains awareness of new trends in music and related interdisciplinary scholarship;
  • maintains close contact with the music faculty regarding development of the music collections;
  • participates in developing and evaluating goals, policies, and procedures to guide the services, outreach, and general operations of the Music Library;
  • participates in planning related to the upcoming move of Music Library collections and services to the main library building;
  • provides instruction in critical use of information resources relevant to music scholarship and performance; creates online guides and other informational materials;
  • maintains awareness of new modes of dissemination for scholarly and creative production in music, as well as new and emerging media and other digital technologies and their applications in support of the Music Library's programs and services;
  • participates in the Humanities Collection Group to further the overall goals of the library's collection development programs;
  • participates in an active instructional program including credit-bearing library research classes.

 

Also, during the first year, a specific project will be selected as a focus related to music librarianship or the broader goals of the Library with mentoring and training provided.

The second year will include reporting out on the efforts to date on their project in mid-stage development.   If the Residency is renewed, the third year will allow the Resident to gain deeper knowledge and more substantial experience in their project area, culminating with a capstone project, preferably for publication, which incorporates the expertise and perspectives gained throughout the three years.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: 

  • master's degree from a library school with a program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent earned within the previous three years of the start date; or, another appropriate degree(s) or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library services;
  • bachelor's degree or substantial undergraduate or graduate coursework in music;
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

 

Desired: 

  • advanced degree in music;
  • working knowledge of two Western European languages.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Compensation is competitive and based upon relevant experience and qualifications.  The Resident is eligible for travel support to pursue professional activities at the same level as career librarians with additional support if funding is available.   The appointment will be at Assistant Librarian Rank and will be full-time with access to the University's benefits package.  The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the American Federation of Teachers.

TO APPLY:

  • Consideration of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled; applications must be completed by Friday, July 18. 
  • Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00310.
  • Help for UC Recruit is available at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/help/applicants.
  • For additional assistance, contact Ryan George with Library Human Resources at (805) 893-3841 or rgeorge@library.ucsb.edu.
  • Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

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STEM Liaison/Emerging Technologies Librarian Daniel Library, The Citadel, Charleston SC

Job Responsibilities



The Daniel Library at The Citadel invites qualified applicants for the position of STEM Liaison/Emerging Technologies Librarian. The successful candidate will have multiple roles including liaising to the School of Engineering and the School of Science and Mathematics as well as providing support to the Systems Librarian. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position reporting to the Director of the Daniel Library.





Liaison librarians cultivate partnerships with faculty to develop and deliver instructional and collection development services to support the college's research and teaching initiatives. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a resourceful, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students. Tenure and promotion are dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, scholarship, and service to the college and community.

Additionally, relevant ongoing professional development is expected. Some evening/weekend hours and minimal travel are required.





The STEM Liaison Librarian duties (65%):



*        Serve as the liaison to the School of Engineering, which includes three departments: Civil and Environmental Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; and, Engineering Leadership and Project Management, and to the School of Science and Mathematics which includes five departments: Biology; Chemistry; Health, Exercise and Sport Science; Mathematics and Computer Science; and, Physics.

*        Collaborate with the Education Liaison Librarian in outreach support for the Citadel STEM Center for Excellence.

*        Proactively seek partnerships with faculty and students in the School of Engineering and the School of Science and Mathematics to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy and other library based initiatives.

*        Maintain existing online research guides and develop new innovative online research tools for science, engineering, math and related disciplines.

*        Provide general and subject-specific reference and research assistance through individual consultations at the Research and Information Desk, through virtual reference services, and during library instruction sessions.

*        As a member of the Instruction team, and under the direction of the Instruction Coordinator, the STEM librarian will also contribute to the development and teaching of the freshmen orientation course (Citadel 101) library sessions.

*        Create value-added services, resources, and programs to liaison departments and users.





Emerging Technologies Librarian duties (35%):



*        Serve as primary back-up to the Systems Librarian.

*        Assist in the daily management of select library systems including LibGuides CMS, LibAnswers, and EDS.

*        Collaborate on innovative technology centric projects.





Minimum and Additional Requirements



*        An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library/Information Science.

*        Minimum of 2 years of library experience in any STEM area providing reference, information literacy, consultation, or liaison services.

*        An understanding of the current research, information sources, and scholarly trends in STEM fields.

*        Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in science librarianship.

*        Strong computing, communication, interpersonal, written, and presentation skills.

*        Enthusiasm for collaboration and ability to work effectively in a collegial team-based environment.

*        Initiative and innovative problem-solving skills.





Preferred Qualifications



*        Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, math, physics, or related discipline.

*        Administrative experience with any of the following technologies: ILLiad, EDS, EZProxy, Millennium, or ContentDM.

*        Experience coding for web technologies including: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, MySQL, or JQuery.





Additional Comments

The Citadel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer actively committed to ensuring diversity in all campus employment.




To Apply:
Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/895044/stem-librarian/agency/sc/apply

Position is open until filled.

To be considered for this position, a resume and cover letter must be submitted with the application.

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Children's Librarian II, Georgetown Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne IN

RESPONSIBILITIES: Work in a beautiful and busy branch to provide reference & reader's advisory assistance to children and other patrons. Develop, plan, and actively carry out a creative and comprehensive program of activities for children and their care-givers to support the library's mission. Assist in collection development. Lead other staff in providing a warm and energetic program of services for children and adults. Perform outreach to schools, daycares and community groups to talk about programs and services available at the library. Encourage participation in the summer reading program and provide library tours and special programs or classes tailored to visiting groups of children. Act as an advocate for children to library staff and the community. Serve on system-wide committees.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interest in and knowledge of children's literature. Comprehensive understanding of current trends & best practices in
early literacy education, social media, and computer hardware & software as they apply to libraries. Demonstrated STEM-related programing preferred. Commitment to maintaining the branch's children's department
as a commercial-free space. Strong interpersonal communication skills for working with both children and adults. Keen ability to listen actively to patrons and interpret their questions in such a way that they receive what they need. Genuine liking and understanding of children and the general public served. Cooperative spirit, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Schedule will include day, evening and weekend hours. Must have or obtain a valid Indiana Driver's License and have reliable transportation.

If job is accepted, must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 50 LEU (Library Education Units) within five years.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES: Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION: Salary range minimum is $37,710.40. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance.

APPLICATION: To complete an application for this position, please click on this link: Apply today! or visit our website at www.acpl.info/hr Applications/resumes for this position will be accepted for consideration through Sunday July 6th, 2014.

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Information Architect, Tekzenit, Irving TX

Information Architect; direct contract to hire

 

Location:

Irving, TX

 

Description:

Your nickname is "Problem Solver". You are an information architect who knows how to get your card sort on and some say that you may be a tree-test hugger - we don't judge. You have experience in desktop, tablet and mobile across a wide range of projects, from consumer-focused websites to back-end enterprise-level lead-gen systems...and anywhere in-between. You dream in mind maps and create word clouds for fun.

 

While heavily leaning on traditional IA and UX strategy skillsets, you seek to closely collaborate with an extended team of Designers, Copywriters, Project Managers and Web Developers in order to get things done.

 

You are THE intersection between Content, User and Context.

 

Required Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to make the complex simple.
  • Translate disparate needs into meaningful, action-inducing user experience frameworks.
  • Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology
  • Working knowledge of User Centered Design Principles and Practices
  • Ability to plan and conduct IA related research such as card sorts and tree tests
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Knowledge of information architecture-related software (Visio, Axure, etc.)
  • Highly organized self starter
  • Ability to make order out of chaos

 

Bonus Points For:

  • IA Experience with large corporations and/or large, complex web properties
  • Agile or LEAN UX experience
  • Experience in a contracting / consulting environment

 

Education and Experience:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in HCI or Library Science with a web emphasis + 4 or more years of experience in IA with web properties that contain 200+ pages

or

  • Master's Degree in HCI or Library Science + 2 years experience in IA with web properties that contain 200+ pages

 

Please include your portfolio of IA samples.

 

Please email all resumes to David.Batten@tekzenit.com

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Systems Librarian, Georgetown University, Washington DC

The System Librarian leads, administers, maintains, and supports the Library's Integrated Library System (currently Innovative Interfaces Inc.'s (III) Sierra) hardware, software and associated peripherals which makeup the Library's primary ILS so that faculty, students and staff have access to the full range of system functionality including online public access catalog, Circulation, Acquisitions, Cataloging and Serials and other ILS modules. This position is responsible for managing and supporting the Library's suite of information management systems related to the ILS, which currently include Summon. Act as liaison between the vendor (currently III) and the Library for problem resolution and enhancement requests and act as Library's representative to the national user group. Provide end user support in the form of report production and distribution, database maintenance and system modifications as required.


This position reports to the Head of Library Information Technology. The position works closely with several key staff members from all departments in the library and several departments on campus to ensure that the integrity of the ILS and its data are maintained.


Requirements

•Master's in Library or Information Science or equivalent.

•Three to five (3-5) years of library experience, preferably in an academic library.

•Demonstrated experience in leading and managing an Integrated Library System, platforms, and computer operations. Preferred experience with III systems (Millennium and or Sierra), but other ILS experience is also acceptable.

•Demonstrated experience in managing, implementing or integrating with of link resolvers and ILS data.

•Demonstrated experience in doing some scripting or programming to automate tasks.

•Demonstrated experience in managing, implementing or integrating with any discovery layers such as Encore, Summon, Primo etc.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:

•Knowledge of MARC format

•Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as FRBR, Z39.50, OAI/PHM, RDA.

•Familiarity with EZProxy, and standards such as RSS, Web 2.0, etc.

Other Skills:
Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people with some overlapping requirements.


Georgetown University offers attractive benefits, including a tuition assistance plan. We encourage qualified applicants to submit a cover letter and resume online to job number 20141111 Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity in the workplace.


Please apply to: https://jobs.georgetown.edu/PD.php?posNo=20141111


Internal Number: 20141111

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Haverford College, Haverford PA

As a member of a team of librarians, provides full range of instruction, reference, research support, user education, outreach, and collection development services.  Provides expert research, instruction and collection development service for assigned fields in the Social Sciences and Sciences.  Collaborates with colleagues at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore to maintain and improve cooperative relationships among the three colleges' libraries.  Reports to the Lead Research and Instruction Librarian and collaborates strongly with the Science Librarian.

 

Specific Duties

 

1 Provides a full range of general reference services as well as in depth research assistance in Anthropology, Education, Psychology, and Sociology.

 

2.  Participates in the Library's instruction program through individual research meetings and by developing class presentations, course guides, displays, etc.

 

3.  Develops and manages collections in Anthropology, Education, Psychology, and Sociology.  Maintains close working relationships with faculty and students in assigned areas.  Works to maintain the effectiveness of the Haverford/Bryn Mawr/Swarthmore approval plan. 

 

4. Actively engages with a related scholarly discipline.

 

5.  Trains and supervises student assistants assigned to reference work.

 

6.  Keeps abreast of new technologies with a view toward their application to research services. 

 

7.  Other duties as assigned.

 

 

The Position and the College:

 

Located on a wooded suburban campus less than ten miles from the center of Philadelphia, Haverford College is a highly selective liberal arts institution of approximately 1,175 students and 120 faculty. The Quaker foundation and traditions of the college encourage a respect for the individual and an openness of exchange that make it attractive to intellectually ambitious and socially conscious students. The library staff of 25 offers a supportive environment for self-motivated, team-oriented, creative, committed librarians seeking intellectual and professional growth through involvement in the work of faculty and students. Local Haverford library and information technology resources are substantially augmented by consortial relations with Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges.

 

This position affords an excellent opportunity to pursue a career at an outstanding college and in a collaborative, consortially-oriented work environment. The college seeks 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 with that of other units within the libraries and among the Tri-College libraries. This position is new and is intended to help meet the increasing demand by faculty and students for instruction and research support. The salary is competitive and comes with generous benefits.

 

Qualifications

 

1.  Work experience: Demonstrated proficiency in research services and instruction required.  Two years professional-level experience with general reference, research support, instruction, and collection development services in an academic library desirable. 

 

2.  Education: Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline, broad liberal arts background, and A.L.A.-accredited master's degree required; advanced degree highly desirable.  Scholarly engagement in relevant discipline highly desirable.  Reading knowledge of major European languages highly desirable. 

 

3.  Other: Demonstrated user-oriented approach to library service, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work energetically and collegially with all constituencies of the academic community required.  Broad familiarity with the subject matter and techniques of college research and teaching, especially in the pertinent fields, required.  Understanding of research trends including digital scholarship and the role of technology in pedagogy.  Evidence of continuing professional development, creativity, and resourcefulness. Strong commitment to the goals of a liberal arts education required. 

 

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and  résumé to Margaret Schaus, Lead Research and Instruction Librarian at mschaus@haverford.edu (Haverford College, 3700 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford PA 19041).  Please no phone calls.  Application review is ongoing until the position is filled.

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Clinical Information Librarian, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia PA

Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751 in Philadelphia PA, is seeking applicants for the Clinical Librarian position. Please see the brief description below and submit applications at the Penn Medicine careers website (search for keyword "librarian" in the "All Other Opportunities" category).



Position Description

The Clinical Information Librarian provides library education and information services for clinical clientele and meets information needs through direct collaboration with clinical staff as well as through the oversight of the Medical Library. Responsibilities of this role include the development of goals and priorities based upon the strategic plan of the Library and the institution, development of new programs, continuing assessment of programs, proactive service to clientele, supervision of library staff and being informed of library, Pennsylvania Hospital and UPHS system-wide information management issues.



Minimum Requirements

Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution. Three years library and /or clinical experience. A thorough knowledge of the concepts of information organization, storage, retrieval, and transfer, including application of computer and other technologies to information management. Knowledge of current resources, tools, vocabulary and research techniques in the health, biomedical and/or life sciences. A strong interest in and familiarity with Evidence-Based Practice. Experience with outcome measures or performance indicators. Experience in a clinical setting.



Additional Information

At Penn Medicine, you will enjoy the camaraderie and support that you will experience at our prestigious institution. As a recipient of the Philadelphia Business journal's  healthiest employer award, we continue our commitment to help our employees maintain healthy lifestyles. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest pre-paid tuition assistance programs in the region.

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Clinical Librarian, Mercer University Medical Library, Macon GA

https://www.mercerjobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=372370

Job Title: Clinical Librarian (part-time)
Department: Library - Medical School
Vac # F15-042
Work Location: Macon
Hours per Week: 20 hours/week

*Responsibilities*
The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Library seeks a part-time, 20 hours per week, clinical librarian for the contracted year-to-year position at the Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) Health Resource Center.

The clinical librarian serves as an information expert for the MCCG Hospital staff including, residents, faculty, attending physicians, pharmacists, nurses and students. The librarian will manage the MCCG Docline account by updating routing tables, SERHOLD, etc. The librarian
will also manage and maintain a link resolver for online resources, and negotiate licensing of library resources. The librarian will provide collection development for the center and weed resources as necessary. This position will also promote and market the library. The clinical librarian will report to the Assistant Director for Public Services at Mercer University Medical Library, and indirectly report to the MCCG Employee Development Manager.

Hours are flexible between 8:00-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and may include some hours at the Mercer University School of Medicine Library.

*Qualifications*
The successful applicant will hold an ALA-accredited master's degree in library science with a minimum of two years experience in a health sciences library. Additional required job skills include: a strong customer service orientation; hands on computer, Internet and database searching experience; reference and bibliographic instruction background; excellent oral and
written communication skills; ability to work and collaborate with a diverse population in a team setting; ability to work independently; and good organization skills.

*Preferred Qualifications: *
Experience working in a hospital library; Supervisory experience; Knowledge of Sierra, Docline, and medical library databases preferred; evidence of initiative and flexibility; success in obtaining grant funding.

Interested applicants will need to complete the brief online application and attach current resume/CV, letter of application and the names and contact information for three references.

Faculty appointment with part-time benefits. Salary contingent upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Mercer University is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, age, or religion. AA/EOE/Veteran/Disability Employer.

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Senior Digital Image Curator, History of Art Department, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley CA

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance--academic and artistic, political and cultural--make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.


Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is June 27, 2014.

Departmental Overview
The History of Art Department is an academic teaching unit currently comprised of 15 permanent faculty, 5 emeriti, 8 permanent non-academic staff, temporary and visiting instructors, approximately 40 graduate students instructors/year, 50 graduate students, and approximately 150 undergraduate majors. Approximately 2,000 students are enrolled in History of Art courses per year, including the Summer Sessions programs.


Responsibilities
The Visual Resources Center in the History of Art Department seeks an energetic and detail-oriented individual to serve as a Senior Digital Image Curator. The position is responsible for digitizing, cataloging, archiving, and all other aspects of the department's digital image management program, under the general supervision of the Director of the unit. The Senior Image Digital Curator works closely with the faculty to determine and fulfill image needs for teaching and research. The position involves researching and acquiring images, cataloging, and supporting the teaching and research activities of the faculty, including providing support for image and permissions acquisition for scholarly publishing. It also involves technical support and training in software used for image management and presentation.


Required Qualifications
-- Bachelor's degree in Art History and/or equivalent experience
-- Demonstrated experience in a Visual Resources Library or related facility
-- Proficiency with Windows and Mac platforms; MS Office; Photoshop; databases
-- Demonstrated experience with digital imaging and presentation technologies
-- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-- Demonstrated skills in the areas of customer service; organization and attention to detail; adapting to a work environment with frequent interruptions
-- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, solve problems, and prioritize work effectively
-- Demonstrated ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and students in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment


Preferred Qualifications
-- Master's Degree in Art History or Library and Information Science
-- Two-three years' experience in a VRC, museum, or archive in a curatorial role
-- Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language
-- Experience with cataloging databases
-- Working knowledge of VRA Core 4.0; CCO, controlled vocabularies
-- Working knowledge of copyright issues


Salary & Benefits
Fulltime, Hiring Range: $47,792 - $74,640 depending upon experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/forms_pubs/misc/benefits_of_belonging.pdf


How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
https://hrw-vip-prod.is.berkeley.edu/psp/JOBSPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1

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Collections Archivist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech seeks a service-oriented, innovative, technically savvy, and self-motivated Collections Archivist to serve an integral role in the special collections department. The Collections Archivist reports to the Director of Special Collections. This is a full-time, 12-month position on a Continued Appointment (tenure) track, which includes expectations of a research agenda and professional involvement. The successful candidate promotes the discovery and use of special collections material, contributes to the profession, and serves land-grant mission of the university through the following responsibilities:


- Develops and manages collections related to the history of minority groups; acquires, processes, manages, and develops access tools for the International Archives of Women in Architecture (IAWA) collections; advises on potential acquisitions that document the minority experience; serves as a contact for donors and potential donors; and participates in IAWA events and meetings.
- Surveys and processes archival and manuscript collections; manages collections using Archivist's Toolkit; creates finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD); preserves collections; develops online access tools; posts finding aids to website; and trains and supervises students.
- Serves a reference desk shift; assists virtual and in-person researchers; responds to research requests for IAWA materials; works closely with faculty, students, staff, scholars, and other researchers; designs exhibits; teaches instructional sessions; and participates in outreach activities and events for the department and the library.
- Develops digital tools to improve access to collections; selects material for digitization; participates in digital projects; and works with others to manage digital assets.

Required: ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree; experience working in an archives or special collections department; demonstrated experience processing large or complex archival or manuscript collections; knowledge of archival principles and standards; evidence of strong technical and computer skills; familiarity with archival software such as Archivist's Toolkit; knowledge of digital projects and digitization standards; demonstrated experience with creating access tools to archival collections; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to lift a 50 pound archival box.

Preferred: Demonstrated experience with collection development, especially related to documenting the history of minority groups; supervisory or project management experience; and second master's degree in an appropriate field.

Must have a criminal background check.

Administrative and Professional Faculty position. Tenure Track.

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Project Archivist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech seeks a service-oriented, innovative, technically savvy, and self-motivated Project Archivist to serve an integral role in the special collections department. The Project Archivist reports to the Director of Special Collections. This is a full-time, 12-month position faculty level position, reviewed on an annual basis. The successful candidate promotes the discovery and use of special collections material, contributes to the profession, and serves land-grant mission of the university through the following responsibilities:
- Processes backlog collections; manages collections using Archivist's Toolkit; creates finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD); preserves collections; develops online access tools.
- Serves a reference desk shift; assists virtual and in-person researchers; works closely with faculty, students, staff, scholars, and other researchers; designs exhibits; teaches instructional sessions; and participates in outreach activities and events for the department and the library.
- Develops digital tools to improve access to collections; selects material for digitization; participates in digital projects; and works with others to manage digital assets.
- Contributes to library and university committees; represents the institution at various levels; maintains an awareness of emerging scholarship; and is active in the archival profession.

Required: ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree; experience working in an archives or special collections department; demonstrated experience processing large or complex archival or manuscript collections; knowledge of archival principles and standards; evidence of strong technical and computer skills; familiarity with archival software such as Archivist's Toolkit; knowledge of digital projects and digitization standards; demonstrated experience with creating access tools to archival collections; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to lift a 50 pound archival box.

Preferred: Demonstrated experience using minimal processing (MPLP) techniques; supervisory or project management experience; and second master's degree in an appropriate field.

Must have a criminal background check.

Administrative and Professional Faculty position. Non-Tenure Track.

http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/48778

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Supervisory Archivist, Special Collections & Archives, University of California San Diego, San Diego CA

Assistant, Associate, or Full Librarian
Supervisory Archivist / Special Collections & Archives (10-767)
University Library [Special Collections & Archives]
University of California San Diego

Salary: 
Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date:
Review of applications will begin July 27, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

Job Description:
Program Description
The Special Collections & Archives Program at the UC San Diego Library provides primary resources to support and enrich research, teaching, and learning at UC San Diego, to the international community of scholars, and to the general public.  Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) is a non-circulating collection of 250,000 books, 30 million manuscripts, numerous sound recordings, moving images, and other media, distributed between the Mandeville Special Collections and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives. Major collecting strengths include early voyages of exploration and discovery in the Pacific; the Spanish Civil War; experimental American poetry; the history and culture of southern California; Baja California; Melanesian anthropology; twentieth-century science; and oceanography.  SC&A conducts a vigorous instructional program serving the UC San Diego community and participates actively in programs for the larger scholarly and San Diego communities.  In addition to providing specialized resources in the traditional ways, SC&A has also developed a digital presence that includes finding aids for manuscript/archival holdings, exhibitions, and digital content. SC&A has a lively exhibition program, a strong collection development program, and actively applies new technologies to improve patron access.

Responsibilities of the Position
The UC San Diego Library is seeking an experienced, imaginative, knowledgeable, and user-focused professional to serve as Supervisory Archivist.  The position reports to the Director, Special Collections & Archives and manages the manuscript and archival holdings of Mandeville Special Collections and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives, the two units of Special Collections & Archives, focusing on appraisal, processing, preservation, and digital and special projects.  The Supervisory Archivist will also:

  • Work with the SC&A director to establish processing priorities, specificity, and appropriate levels of processing for groups of materials, developing a processing plan for each collection;
  • Maintain control of manuscript collections in multiple off-site locations;
  • Create and post completed finding aids to the web, to the Online Archive of California (OAC), and to other appropriate sites;
  • Lead the implementation of ArchiveSpace at UC San Diego and oversee the migration of data from Archivists Toolkit;
  • Participate in the development of best practices for manuscript and archival collections;
  • Identify preservation needs and priorities for materials in all formats and make recommendations on treatment;
  • Accession new collections and additions to existing collections, creating records in Archivists Toolkit;
  • Contribute to grant projects that enhance the usability of manuscript and archival collections;
  • Promote the use and understanding of manuscript and archival holdings to researchers, students, alumni, university personnel, and others;
  • Provide reference service and outreach to the campus & the general public;
  • Actively participate as a member of the SC&A management team;
  • Supervise and train project archivists and paraprofessional manuscript processors;
  • Follow national standards for archival description such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Online Archive of California Best Practices for Encoded Archival Description, Version 2.0; California Digital Library Guidelines for Digital Objects, Version 2.0; and UC Guidelines for Efficient Processing of Manuscript & Archival Materials;
  • Participate in the creation and development of SC&A's digital presence;


To Apply:
For full consideration, please submit applications to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00572

Please provide the following:

  • A short application letter addressing your interest in this program and applicable qualifications
  • A resume of education and relevant experience
  • The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
  • A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:  http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp


UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.

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Director of Library Services, Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley CA

A spirited library seeking a spirited director! The Berkeley Public Library (http://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/) Board of Trustees seeks a creative and thoughtful Director of Library Services to lead a team of talented professionals continuing to position the Library as a prominent player in Berkeley's continuum of learning and inspiration. Through traditional formats and growing digital collections, the Library serves as a local resource contributing to local creativity, preserving the community's collective history, nourishing the arts, supporting small businesses and job seekers, and welcoming its citizens and enriching their lives. The City of Berkeley has always put public libraries at the center of city life. A highly skilled and creative staff (113 FTE) at the Central Library and four branches welcomed 1.4 million visitors in 2013 and loaned 1.9 million items. With a dedicated funding source (annual budget-$16 million) and a quality collection of 600,000 items, Berkeley Public Library leads the state in per capita use. A five-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the City Council, governs the Library. The Berkeley Public Library Foundation, established in 1997, recently raised $3 million dollars supporting the Branch Library renovation program. Additional support comes from the vital Friends of the Berkeley Public Library through strong fundraising and advocacy efforts. 

 

The City of Berkeley (http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Home.aspx), "the city with a small population and a big reputation," is located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay. With more than 120,000 residents, Berkeley is a welcoming and diverse community--proud of their heritage as a center of academic achievement (University of California, Berkeley), scientific exploration, free speech, and the arts.  People come for the culture and stay for the food - Berkeley is a cultural and culinary destination where residents and visitors find a dynamic city with an international flavor. Attractions include two arts districts, the Berkeley Marina, state-of-the-art pedestrian and bicycle paths, stunning outdoor recreational opportunities, farmers markets, and unlimited senior activities. Oakland, San Francisco, and the rolling hills of wine country are all within close proximity of Berkeley and offer additional cultural and recreational amenities. For more information on the Library, Berkeley and the Bay Area,  visit Berkeley Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/BPLlinks.htm).

 

Responsibilities. The Director of Library Services serves as administrative head of the Library and reports to a Library Board of Trustees, serves as staff to the Board, and is responsible for implementing policy, developing goals and objectives, supervising staff, administering the library budget and directing day to day operations. Although reporting to the Library Board, the Director serves as part of the City's management team. Major responsibilities include: developing and recommending service policy to the Board of Library Trustees; planning and directing the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and service standards for the Library; evaluating the effectiveness of library services and programs in meeting community needs; maintaining effective relations with other city departments and a variety of community and support organizations, groups, and other individuals; directing the preparation and administration of the library's budget; recommending applications for public and private funds for library programs; and supervising and evaluating the activities of professional staff.  Please visit (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/berkeley/default.cfm?action=viewclassspec&classSpecID=104809&agency=1568&viewOnly=yes) for the complete job description.  

 

Qualifications. A Master's degree in Library Science or a closely related field (or equivalent) and eight (8) FTE years of management, supervisory or administrative experience including a minimum of four (4) FTE years of administration of library programs and services and four (4) FTE years of supervising professional staff through subordinate supervisors. Progressively responsible related experience may be substituted for the college coursework on a year-for-year basis. Preferred qualifications include: demonstrated knowledge of administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program and budget development; broad experience in working with new library technologies;  meeting service delivery, programmatic, and administrative challenges with innovative solutions; keeps staff and public aware of current issues, events and plans; thinks both creatively and pragmatically and is flexible and attentive to staff and community concerns; has proven ability in labor relations with success in negotiating and communicating with union leadership. 

 

Compensation.  The salary range is $137,772-$189,396 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package (http://www.gossagesager.com/berkeleybenefits.pdf).

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com,  or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com,  on or before the closing date of July 27, 2014.

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Executive Director, Pierce County Library System, Pierce County WA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - PIERCE COUNTY (WA) LIBRARY SYSTEM

 

Bring the World of Information and Imagination to All - in a beautiful Pacific-Northwest setting.  The Board of Trustees of the Pierce County Library System (http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/) seeks both a visionary leader and an experienced, capable manager--creative and innovative in building and maintaining successful teams--to lead the organization in providing quality services and programs for this diverse and culturally rich library system. The award winning (2013 IMLS National Medal) Pierce County Library System serves all of unincorporated Pierce County and 15 annexed cities and towns--a total of 555,285 suburban and rural residents. Established as an independent municipal corporation, the Library is an independent taxing district with authority to levy a property tax as well as issue bonds and special levies with a vote of the public. With a $25.6 million annual budget and approximately 406 staff (236 FTEs) with union representation, Pierce County Library System welcomed 2.4 million visitors and loaned 7.6 million items in 2013. Governed by an appointed board of trustees and supported by a successful Foundation and active Friends organizations, the System's 18 libraries and virtual services bring people together and provide opportunities for learning, enrichment and fun--and even greater levels of service excellence in the years ahead.

 

It's hard to imagine a better place to live than Pierce County--surrounded by saltwater shores and towering mountain peaks. Pierce County is notable for being home to stunning Mount Rainier and six major rivers. The County ranges from bustling cities with rich culture and arts communities and active nightlife to quiet timber towns. Small-town farmers and big-city professionals, active retired couples and families and talented trades people--all share a northwest pioneer spirit. Pierce County Library System shares the County with the Tacoma Public Library, Puyallup Library, and Roy Library. The County also has sixteen school districts (fifteen served by PCLS) and the area is home to several two and four year colleges including the University of Washington Tacoma, University of Puget SoundPacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College, and Pierce College. The Port of Tacoma is the sixth busiest container port in North America and Joint Base Lewis-McChord contributes more than 42,000 military and civilian jobs to the local economy. Pierce County's neighbors include Olympia (Washington's capital city), Seattle and King County--all with additional opportunities for exploring diverse cultural and recreational amenities. For more information on the Library, Pierce County and the region, see Pierce County Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/PCLSlinks.htm).

 

Responsibilities. The Executive Director is responsible for planning, developing, directing, and leading all operations and activities of the Library System; implementing and administering policy in pursuit of the Library's mission, vision and values; and providing administrative support to the Board of Trustees. Additional responsibilities include: representing the Library System to local governments, civic and community organizations, professional associations and the general public; assuring a program of service that meets the needs of Pierce County customers and community members; accomplishing short-term and long-range planning; and implementing and managing the budget and other resources using sound business practices to assure the effective and efficient use of tax-supported resources. 

 

Qualifications.  A Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS/MLIS), the ability to obtain and hold a State of Washington Librarian Certification, and a minimum of 10 years of library administrative management and direct supervisory experience in a multi-location library system are required. Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills to allow successful performance of the job and qualify for certification may be considered. Essential executive competencies include: excellent communication skills and the ability to build trust and effective partnerships; a commitment to developing others, facilitating change, building successful teams and leading through vision and values; customer focus, business acumen and strategic decision making ability; and possessing the inclinations and dispositions that characterize successful leadership. See the official Executive Director Job Description (http://www.gossagesager.com/pclsjobdesc.pdf) for a complete list of the essential functions. Proven success working effectively as director reporting to a governing board and success working in a union environment are valuable desired experiences.  

 

Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $135,000-155,000 (with placement dependent on experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/) via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com. The position closes July 24, 2014.

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Executive Director, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City OK

"Awesome as Ever!"

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - METROPOLITAN LIBRARY SYSTEM - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Is the Metropolitan Library System...your inviting, innovative link to the world as its new Executive Director? The Metropolitan Library System (http://www.mls.lib.ok.us/) Commission seeks a talented, thoughtful, and pioneering leader to chart the exciting future for 14 large, full-service libraries and five smaller extension libraries located throughout the communities of Oklahoma County. Funded by a 5.2 mill property tax ($33 million annual budget) and governed by a 27-member appointed Library Commission, this large, diverse system of urban, suburban and rural libraries serves 750,000 Oklahoma County residents living within 708 square miles. In 2013, 500 dedicated staff welcomed 2.9 million visitors circulating 6.6 million items. With its vast array of programs, services and events, the Library promotes flexibility and change as it reaches out to the many communities throughout the County. The Friends of the Library raise funds, volunteer, and advocate for the Library and the Library Endowment Trust provides an excellent opportunity for contributions to be invested on a permanent basis.

The deep-rooted charm and energetic atmosphere of Oklahoma City (https://www.okc.gov/) and central Oklahoma invite people to call it home. The City is part of a spirited urban renaissance which includes the Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Dubbed the "Loud City," sports fans have the opportunity to cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Oklahoma City Red Hawks (Houston Astros Triple A baseball team). Families enjoy a wide range of events throughout the year-Olympic and Paralympic Rowing in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, The Red Earth Festival, deadCENTER Film Festival, Festival of the Arts, Downtown in December and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. The area is also rich in history and tradition. In addition to forging new entrepreneurial frontiers and a dynamic creative economy, the area is also part of the Great American Frontier. Supported by a renowned accelerator infrastructure, the city attracts entrepreneurs from both coasts. Oklahoma City's solid and successful economy is fueled by 5 key business ecosystems: Energy, Information & Financial Services, Transportation & Distribution, Aviation & Defense, and Agriculture & Biosciences. These ecosystems are supported by an engaged academic community with five major universities in the region including the renowned University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Too, since 1997, i2E has fueled Oklahoma small business development. The Metropolitan Library System is a key partner shaping the future in economic and cultural/arts development with the County and the City. For additional information, visit Metro Links, http://www.gossagesager.com/MLSlinks.htm.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director plans, coordinates, and directs the Library system's staff, services, and programs administratively, under the direction of the Library Commission. The Executive Director serves as the Secretary and non-voting ex-officio member of the Library Commission. The Executive Director is responsible for working with the Library Commission and staff to develop long-term plans and directions for the Library; planning and directing the overall operations and management of MLS; providing effective leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and working effectively with state and local elected officials. The Executive Director also functions with a maximum degree of latitude for independent action within the scope of the organizational policy set by the Library Commission.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree in Library Science/Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum eight years of progressively responsible administrative supervisory experience, preferably in a major urban public library/library system. Additional qualifications are a demonstrated proven ability to formulate and implement policies and procedures, strategic planning, and management and development of staff, services, finances, collection, and facilities. The successful candidate will also have experience working in a multi-branch system, success working with talented and self-directed staff, success in developing internal and external relationships, and proven ability to provide vision and direction for future public library services and expertise in working with political structures, multiple governmental agencies and an administrative board. Advanced degrees such as an MPA or MBA are highly desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $135,000-$165,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of August 17, 2014.

The Metropolitan Library System provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of any attribute outlawed by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Library Web Services Programmer, California State University, Channel Islands, Camarillo CA

California State University, Channel Islands (CI) is the newest campus in the California State University system.  CI has been named a Great Campus to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education for four consecutive years.  CI's John Spoor Broome Library is a digital teaching library, which strives to deconstruct traditional library technical and public services in order to provide innovative services for its students, faculty, and staff.  There is no one way that something has been done before, and a culture of why would we want there to be.    

 

CI is looking for a Library Web Services Programmer to support the web based application development needs of the Library.  The position is responsible for the development and integration of web based applications that support the needs of the Library, and will focus on all aspects of the development process including the: design, development, implementation, enhancement, documentation and support of web applications that provide access to the Library's digital content collections.  Duties include web-based Software development and integration particularly focused on the implementation and enhancement of access to the Library's digital content; providing technical assistance to and consultation with Library faculty and staff; creating both internal and end-user documentation; and serving as a liaison between the Library and Technology & Communication.  Requirements include a BS in Computer Science or related degree experience, and experience building and supporting modern web based applications with an excellent command of web standards and modern web development practices; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 

We a looking for a friendly, collaborative and personal engaging approach to supporting user needs, and the ability to work in a team environment and independently.  We are also looking for someone with experience supporting the technical needs of Academic Libraries and their patrons, common and open source web application programming/scripting languages (PHP, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, .NET, AJAX), and responsive Web Applications using modern web standards (HTML5 and CSS3).  Plus experience building, managing and using custom, open or vendor supplied API's, especially ExLibris and Serial Solutions; connecting, using and manipulating data from databases (MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle); using code repositories (SVN, github, CVS, etc.); and supporting systems (content management systems, digital asset managers, cloud services, etc.). 

We probably also want other things too, but don't know it yet.  So do submit an application letting us know that you have all of the above plus some extra added bonuses that can help us meet our goals.

More information and the CI application system can be found at http://www.csuci.edu/hr/employment.htm.

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Senior Archivist, Heritage Werks, Atlanta GA


Imagine working on archival collections for major corporations and sports teams, fashion and luxury brands and non-profits - all under one roof and as part of a cross-functional team of people developing new and better ways to access and use heritage. From processing and cataloging to digital asset management and web based portals, Heritage Werks is a full service company focused on doing great work for an incredible roster of clients.

We have two openings for senior archivists in our Atlanta, GA office. In addition to strong verbal and written communication skills, we are looking for candidates with a positive outlook, great client service skills and the desire to be part of a forward-thinking archival team pioneering smart, innovative and value driven solutions.

Archival duties may include assessments, descriptive cataloging, preservation, scanning, digitization, and metadata tagging. Curiosity, attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently and attentively to meet demanding project deadlines is required. Expert research skills and the ability to distill volumes of information into concise client briefs is a must. As there will be interaction with clients, the ideal candidate must have the ability to learn client histories in a short timeframe and be comfortable creating and championing recommendations in a highly consultative role.

Relevant Experience, Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to work efficiently to meet demanding project deadlines
  • Curiosity and attention to detail
  • Project management skills
  • Self-motivated, performance-driven professional
  • Commitment to working independently, cross-functionally and in teams
  • Proficient in using technology including social media and Microsoft Office
  • Strong verbal, presentation and written communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically and execute operationally

Required:

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs
  • Ability to travel, when needed
  • MA in History, MLIS with Cataloging and/or Archives Specialization or MHP in Heritage Preservation (MHP)

Preferences:

A minimum of 5 years of experience processing and cataloging collections.

CONTACT US:
Send your resume and a short note describing why you'd like to work at Heritage Werks to recruiting@heritagewerks.com

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Institutional Archivist II, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles CA

Overview:

The J. Paul Getty Trust seeks nominations and applications for an Archivist to assist in managing the institutional records of the Trust and its operating programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The Institutional Records and Archives Department is administratively located in the Getty Research Institute. It provides records management services for, and acquires and provides access to archival records of, approximately 145 departments across all programs.

Duties Reporting to the Head of Institutional Records and Digital Stewardship, the Archivist will be a member of a highly integrated records and archives department. The candidate must have knowledge of both archives and records management practices and demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively towards integrating access to information assets across the organization. Within the department's environment, the position will take primary responsibility for supporting records and archives activities in one of the Trust's core programs. The position will also act as a specialist/resource in certain core areas of records and archives functions.


Responsibilities:
Specific job duties will include:

  • propose, design, and carry out processing and cataloging projects involving appraisal, transfer, accessioning, ingest, description, arrangement, cataloging, preservation, and access for institutional records in all media formats;
  • prepare and maintain finding aids and coordinate original cataloging using best practices and standards including DACS, EAD and MARC.
  • collaborate with Getty departments to perform annual records disposition;
  • oversee and execute day-to-day records management circulation operations
  • work collaboratively with departmental staff on internal technology projects including data/system maintenance, documentation, testing, and user training;
  • recommend, develop, document, and promulgate policies and procedures;
  • compile statistics;
  • participate in working groups and committees;
  • provide research and reference services in accordance with access policies;
  • recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaulates interns and volunteers; may supervise others;
  • promote collections and departmental activities through tours, conference presentations, professional publications, and social media.


Qualifications:

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) with focus on Records Management and Archival Management.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of professional experience with archives and records management, preferably in a cultural heritage or educational setting.
  • Thorough knowledge of records management principles and practices, archival standards and practices, and legal and ethical issues related to records and archives management.
  • Thorough knowledge of ongoing developments and research in the archival profession, particularly in born-digital resource management.
  • Technological competencies as required by work duties, including the use of systems such as: OmniRim; Archivists' Toolkit/ArchivesSpace; ExLibris' Alma and Rosetta; and digital forensic and audio/visual management software.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and client service skills; the ability to give presentations and train staff in small groups on core departmental functions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff at a variety of levels and with external contacts.
  • Ability to independently work tactfully and diplomatically.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, apply policies and procedures consistently, conduct research, and present recommendations.
  • Ability to evaluate, apply, maintain, explain and edit procedures and workflows.
  • Familiarity with modern European languages.
  • Physical requirements: Ability to lift 40lbs repeatedly and work in a warehouse as required; must be comfortable using a pallet jack. Drivers license and independent transportation.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: TBD based on experience
Internal Number: 2014-2239

To apply: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/2239/institutional-archivist-ii/job

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Collections Archivist, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem NC

Special Collections & Archives (Z. Smith Reynolds Library) seeks a full-time Collections Archivist who will provide leadership in the management of the Department's collections and will oversee and coordinate their arrangement, description, and access in all formats. The Collections Archivist will review, accession, appraise, process, and arrange archival materials and create finding aids and other descriptive metadata for the Department's collections according to professional standards and guidelines.


Special Collections & Archives serves as a research repository for rare, unique, and primary source materials in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library. Special Collections and Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to a wide range of primary research materials in their original formats. The Department is the repository for all Wake Forest University records of permanent historical value and also houses the Library's manuscripts collections and the North Carolina Baptist Historical Collection.
This is a twelve-month position, with Library Faculty status, and reports to the Director of Special Collections & Archives.


Selection preference will be given to candidates with: ability to work productively, both independently and with a team; ability to manage projects; ability to supervise students and interns; strong commitment to public service; flexibility to adapt and respond to the ever-changing landscape of information services in an academic library; excellent communication, research and writing skills; excellent collaboration skills and working knowledge of relevant intellectual property rights.

Candidates must possess a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or Master's degree in history with an archives specialization with a minimum of one to two years of experience in processing collections in an archives or special collections environment.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: Salary and Rank: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $48,000. The position is appointed to a Library Faculty rank as established by Wake Forest University. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials.

Position Closing Date
July 2, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

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Special Collections Program Coordinator, Ohio State University, Columbus OH

Job Description: The Special Collections Cataloging Coordinator is central to our efforts to make locally owned collections of distinction accessible and discoverable which in turn supports many other areas of the Libraries' strategic plan. This position will lead a program of effective and consistent processes to provide access to the diverse Ohio State University Libraries Special Collections through the library catalog and other library discovery tools.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Works collaboratively with the Special Collections Processing Coordinator and curatorial staff to improve intellectual and physical control over materials described in the library catalog and establishes policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Develops and implements workflows, policies, and procedures to efficiently and effectively catalog special collections material. 
  • Manages daily cataloging operations, including distribution of materials to department staff, serving as a resource for cataloging questions, and carrying out quality control.
  • Provides training for department staff and students in cataloging rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Collaborates with curatorial personnel and Processing Coordinator for archival materials to establish priorities and provide appropriate description.
  • Performs original and complex cataloging for a variety of collections as needed, with a focus on pre-1800 materials and collections that require a more detailed level of cataloging. When appropriate, applies Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials rules.
  • Coordinates receipt and review of newly acquired materials, including collaborating with Acquisitions and curatorial personnel to verify receipt, process invoices, and determine priority and processing plans.

Education & Experience 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a field relevant to a Special Collection at OSUL, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Considerable supervisory experience.
  • Considerable experience with original cataloging of library materials, including expertise in standards used for library cataloging including AACR2, MARC, RDA or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply complex policies and procedures.
  • Experience with project planning and development of workflows. 
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve, delegate and monitor project life cycles.
  • Ability to build and cultivate essential partnerships with key stakeholders to promote organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated initiative with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively across the organization.
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in History, English, Medieval Studies, or related field.
  • Experience with Descriptive Cataloging for Rare Materials (DCRM), manuscripts cataloging, and/or descriptive bibliography.
  • Familiarity with metadata standards, such as Dublin Core or EAD.

Target Hiring Range: $38,000 - $45,000 annually.  For additional details and to apply, please visit the personnel postings at https://www.jobsatosu.com/ by 7/6/14.  Job Opening Number: 382311. 

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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.

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.

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls approximately 17,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Five additional research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at www.usm.edu.

As Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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Business Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS

The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic Business Librarian to join a reference department delivering user-centered services School of Business as well as to the general university community.

 

Under the direction of the Head of Information Services, the successful candidate will:

-       Provide instruction, including web content and online tutorials, liaison and collection development for the School of Business Administration and the Department of Economics

-       Deliver personalized services to the School of Business Administration and the Department of Economics which would include an embedded reference service in the School of Business Administration

-       Provide in-person and virtual reference services at a general reference desk

-       Participate in a general library instruction program for the First Year Initiative

-       Join in library outreach and other innovative initiatives

 

 

Qualifications: ALA accredited master's degree by date of employment; experience with or course-work on business reference sources, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; knowledge of or course-work in reference methods and/or resources, strong knowledge of emerging technologies, and the ability to apply these technologies to a diverse range of library applications.

 

The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment reporting to the Head of Information Services.  Minimum annual salary is $ 42,000.

 

Apply online at http://jobs.olemiss.edu.  Applicants must include a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

The University of Mississippi is located in historic Oxford, a thriving community offering a wide range of literary, musical and cultural activities.  For more information about the University and the community, please visit http://www.olemiss.edu/community/index.html.

 

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Applied Health Sciences Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign IL

Position Available:  Position available August 16, 2014. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

 

Position Description:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks an innovative, intellectually curious, and service-oriented individual to provide subject expertise for multi and interdisciplinary programs in the applied health sciences. This individual will also support collections, services, and programs related to social equality and cultural understanding especially as applied in the health fields. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign supports undergraduate and graduate-level instruction in a variety of health sciences fields, and the person in this position works closely with other health sciences library positions and libraries on campus, such as the Biomedical Sciences Librarian; the Veterinary Medicine Librarian; the Biosciences Librarian; the Funk ACES Library; the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, and the UIC Library of the Health Sciences, Urbana.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Head of the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL), the Applied Health Sciences Librarian will contribute to the University Library's suite of service activities, including information and instructional services, scholarly communication and research support services, collection development, liaison and outreach services. The position works most directly with the College of Applied Health Sciences. Specific duties include:

·         Serve as liaison to the Department of Speech & Hearing Science, the Department of Recreation, Sport & Tourism in the College of Applied Health Sciences; and the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (including coordination with the Library's ADA Administrator);

·         Work closely with faculty to establish collection priorities, develop and manage collections in all formats in areas of liaison responsibility;

·         Collaborate with other subject specialists in like fields on collection development/management, in particular, Biomedical, Biosciences, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as with the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences;

·         Coordinate resources and services to the College of Applied Health with the Biomedical Sciences Librarian;

·         Provide information and instructional services, both in person and using digital media, in areas of liaison responsibility.  Digital media may include websites, interactive online learning objects, tutorials, and social networking; 

·         Monitor trends in scholarly publishing in areas of liaison responsibility to inform the design of library services and the development of library collections;

·         Develop data stewardship and research support services in conjunction with the campus Research Data Service, headquartered in the Library,  for Applied Health Sciences faculty interdisciplinary research; 

·         Participate in professional activities and monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Illinois' Applied Health Sciences collections and services;

·         Share responsibility for scheduling and oversight of information and reference services in SSHEL;

·         Contribute to library-wide information, instruction, research support services, including virtual reference and information desk hours;

·         Serve on library and/or Urbana campus committees, task forces, and working groups;

·         Other duties as assigned

 

Environment:  The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 100 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and Graduate Assistants. For more detailed information, please visithttp://www.library.illinois.edu/. The College of Applied Health Sciences has 60.75 FTE tenure system faculty with 1,982 undergraduate and 274 graduate students.

 

The Library consists of an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units, as well as multiple departmental libraries located across campus. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarian" programs. The Social Sciences, Health and Education Library, a newly merged unit since the Fall 2013, consolidates collections and service programs of the former Education and Social Science Library and the Applied Health Sciences Library.

 

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree or equivalent; demonstrated experience of at least 1 year working in a health sciences related position; experience providing information, reference, and instructional services in an academic or research library; experience with online information resources, and information management tools for health and medicine; experience creating and maintaining web pages or online learning tools;  demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment; evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex and fluid organizational environment; evidence of the ability to do research, publication, and service consonant with University standards for tenure and promotion; evidence of excellent communication and analytical skills.  Preferred: Advanced degree in a health sciences discipline; experience providing scholarly support services such as data services and/or scholarly communications services; experience building and sustaining library collections in all formats; familiarity with online learning environments; experience working with disability services or knowledge of modifying services and online materials to include universal design.

 

Salary and Rank:  Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. For more information, see http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/promo/pta.html.

 

Terms of Appointment: Twelve month appointment; 24 work days' vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 days annual sick leave (cumulative up to a maximum of 240 days) plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in the State Universities Retirement System is required upon appointment (8% of member's salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security, and are subject to its deduction.

 

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available atwww.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

 

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 7/10/14.  Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.

 

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Instruction/Liaison Librarian for the Sciences, Trinity University, San Antonio TX

Trinity University seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to join its information literacy and liaison librarian program.  The successful candidate will join a team of energetic, creative librarians whose work earned them the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award in 2007. This is a perfect professional opportunity for those who value the teaching mission of the library, enjoy frequent interaction with bright students and faculty in the library and the classroom, and also wish to participate in professional and scholarly activities as a faculty member.   This position will provide liaison support for the sciences. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

The instruction/liaison librarian is one of a team that supports an innovative information literacy program at Trinity University. The university selected information literacy as its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmation of accreditation (2007-2013). More information about this campus-wide information literacy effort is available at: http://php.trinity.edu/qep/info_lit/. The new university curriculum (approved in 2014) includes a substantial information literacy component that continues to drive the QEP goals forward.

Primary responsibilities include teaching information literacy skills and concepts in assigned liaison areas, working with teaching faculty in those areas to develop departmental-specific objectives, and providing instructionally focused reference service.

Duties will include teaching instruction sessions, workshops, and web-based tutorials.  Outreach will be central to this position.  One-on-one communication and collaboration with teaching faculty will be crucial, especially due to the development and redesign of courses and programs that align with Trinity's new curricular goals. The preparation of guides and tools to advance student learning and collection management will also be expected.

This is a full-time, tenure-track position with faculty rank. Trinity librarians are actively involved in university governance and service. This position will be expected to meet standards of librarianship, scholarship and service for promotion and tenure.

REQUIREMENTS:

Required: ALA-accredited MLS, with significant exposure to information technology and sources.   Bachelor's degree in a liberal arts and sciences discipline.  Background or evidence of strong interest in the physical or life sciences at the undergraduate level.  Excellent interpersonal skills with experience in one-on-one assistance, creating and delivering presentations, and developing outreach programs to users. Knowledge of  reference sources, as well as skill in searching web-based resources.  Strong communication skills, a high energy level, and self-confidence are also musts, as is the ability to work effectively and with initiative, both as a team member and as an individual.  Demonstrated interest in professional development and faculty activities.

 

Preferred:  Experience in teaching or instruction in an academic setting.  Track record of participation in or development of innovative instruction programs, particularly those that use technology to enhance student learning.  Evidence of creative approaches to service problems, and an ability to understand and interpret students' experience of the library to the teaching faculty. 

 

BENEFITS INCLUDE: Trinity paid TIAA/CREF when qualified, comprehensive insurance options, twenty days of annual vacation, and generous professional development support.  This is a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position. Tenure in the Trinity Library is awarded primarily on demonstration of professional excellence. 

 

Trinity University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institution characterized by a demanding curriculum, distinguished faculty, and exceptionally bright students.  Trinity is located in what Will Rogers called one of America's four unique cities.  Combining Old World charm, a multicultural heritage, and numerous cultural and historical attractions, San Antonio is a friendly, affordable, enchanting city in which to live and work.  Additional information can be found at http://lib.trinity.edu.

 

TO APPLY:  Submit a detailed resume, application letter addressing experience and interest, and the names, phone numbers, email and postal addresses of three references to: Diane J. Graves, University Librarian, Trinity University Library, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX, 78212-7200.  (Send email applications to mpylant@trinity.edu) Review of applications is anticipated to begin June 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Trinity is an EEOC employer.

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Research Assistance Librarian, Liberty University, Lynchburg VA

Job Summary/Basic Function: The principal role of the Research Assistance Librarian is to provide general research, reference, and information services to the Liberty University community.

  • Provides specialized undergraduate research support, instruction, and collection development
  • Contributes to and supports the library's ongoing initiatives to integrate public services, collections, and instruction in the dynamic environment of networked-based information delivery
  • Collaborates with faculty and campus departments to develop approaches to information literacy and scholarly communication which address student retention and student success
  • Participates in both formal and informal professional development opportunities such as conference attendance, professional research and writing, and/or completion of continuing education courses as approved by the University
  • Provides professional research support on projects as assigned
  • Remains abreast of existing and emerging technologies, processes, products, services and leading industry performance benchmarks
  • Works effectively as a team member, embracing and fostering LU's mission
  • Must enjoy working with students as customers and as employees
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, and climb stairs for extended periods in order to serve customers throughout the building
  • Occasionally required to travel to local and campus locations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent
  • Initial faculty rank to be determined based on qualifications and/or experience
  • Strong instruction and digital resource production experience required
  • Well-developed communications and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to adopt emerging practices and utilize technologies relevant to reference and instruction in both digital and conventional contexts
  • Regularly lift 50 or fewer pounds and push 200 or fewer pounds, reach all shelves, and roam all floors of the library for extended periods of time
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to convey clear, well-articulated information
  • Ability to understand, speak, and write English in order to convey messages and correspond in an articulate and professional manner
  • Possess public communication skills that allow professional representation of Liberty University to a variety of business, government and community customers and associates
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature
  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods to perform desk work or type on a keyboard
  • Regularly required to hear and speak in order to effectively communicate orally
  • Regularly required to handle materials, reach overhead, kneel or stoop in order to conduct business
  • Required to serve customers during evening and weekend hours

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second master's degree, preferred
  • Professional library experience, preferred
  • Academic library experience, preferred

To apply: https://jobs.liberty.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=175643

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Health and Life Sciences Informationist, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Health and Life Sciences Informationist

Department: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian - Associate Librarian ($47,722 - $65,734)
Position Availability: Immediately 
Application deadline: July 4, 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). 


As a major academic health sciences center, UCLA plays an important role in teaching, research, and clinical care through its four health science professional schools located in the southern part of campus; these are the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the School of Dentistry. Also vitally important is the Division of Life Sciences in the College of Letters and Science which includes five departments. UCLA Health is the major clinical organization that includes four hospitals and a number of primary and specialty care clinics in surrounding areas. The hospitals and clinics are particularly important, not only because of the clinical care they provide, but because they serve as the clinical training ground for medical students, residents, and fellows. Over $250 million dollars in National Institutes of Health funding was awarded to UCLA researchers in FY 2013, making UCLA the 12th largest recipient of NIH funding.


The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves UCLA's health and life sciences communities, which include upper division undergraduate students, graduate students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff from the four professional schools and the Division of Life Sciences, as well as the health and life sciences information needs of the UCLA community as a whole. The library is the Regional Medical Library and serves as the headquarters for the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The collections are broad in scope and designed to support the teaching, research, and patient-care needs of its primary clientele. The total collection includes more than 679,000 print volumes and provides access to thousands of electronic resources including journals, databases, and other materials. 

 

The Reference, Instruction, and Collection Services (RICS) division is responsible for a broad range of services, including consultation, instruction, and collection services as well as an emerging program in data management. At the most fundamental level, resources are delivered to the desktop in the classroom, clinic, research laboratory, and office.  Current staffing includes: 3 FTE librarians, 1.0 FTE administrative specialist, 1.0 FTE computer resource specialist, and 3 part-time reference desk students from UCLA's Department of Information Studies.


The Health and Life Sciences Informationist provides a broad range of information services, including in-depth reference and consultation service, instruction, collection development, and outreach to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and researchers in the health and life sciences.  The Health and Life Sciences Informationist is a member of the Research, Instruction, and Collection Services (RICS) division and reports to the RICS Team Leader.

 

Specific duties and responsibilities include

 

§  Serve as liaison for outreach, instruction, and collection services for health and  life sciences disciplines

§  Take a leadership role in planning, implementing, and assessing collections and services in support of the research and educational missions of the relevant academic departments

§  Provide expert search services for systematic reviews and other intensive research projects

§  Provide advice and individualized consultations for groups and individuals working with research data

§  Foster and maintain partnerships with a broad-based constituency

§  Work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities

§  Participate in library-wide groups

§  Contribute to the Biomedical Library and the UCLA Library's communications vehicles, including but not limited to the Library's web site, LibGuides, and social media

§  Contribute to the UCLA Library and the Schools and Departments it serves by participating on committees, task forces, and other formal engagements

§  Contribute to the profession and represent the UCLA Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community

§  Serve as a member of the UCLA Library team and work to further the overall goals of the UCLA Library

 

Required Qualifications

§  ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience)

§  Two or more years' experience working in a science-oriented academic or research library

§  Skill in searching online catalogs and databases

§  Functional understanding of collection development practices

§  Familiarity with the research process in the health and life sciences

§  Familiarity with research and teaching information needs in the health and life sciences

§  Familiarity with publication trends and characteristics, particularly scholarly publications in public health, medicine, and other health sciences disciplines

§  Experience using a wide range of bibliographic databases in the health and life sciences

§  Familiarity with the NIH Public Access Policy and the tools used to evaluate compliance

§  Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

§  Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services

§  Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility

§  Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills

§  Sound technology experience and skills

§  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 work with faculty, students, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds

§  Ability to work collegially and as a leader with library colleagues

§  Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians

 

Desired Qualifications

 

§  Four years experience working in an academic health science library providing a broad range of information services

§  Extensive knowledge of health and life sciences databases, including record structure, indexing policies, and thorough knowledge of search interfaces

§  Demonstrated experience conducting EBM and systematic review searches

§  Knowledge of metadata standards

§  Knowledge of subject-specific repositories

§  Familiarity with the NIH and NSF grant processes

§  Experience with book and journal selection and/or licensing

§  In-depth knowledge of the publication process in the sciences

§  Experience with MyNCBI My Bibliography and the NIH Manuscript Submission System

§  College course work in the health or life sciences

§  Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), a program of the Medical Library Association

 

General Information

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). They 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. The University 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 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.

 

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00258.

 

Applications must include:

§  a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;

§  a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and

§  the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates should apply by July 4, 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 and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources.

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Head, Arts Library and Music Library, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Head, Arts Library and Music Library
Department: Arts Library and Music Library
Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian - Librarian ($73,126 - $103,551)
Position Availability: Immediately 
Application deadline: July 3, 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 Arts Library has the primary responsibility for providing collections and services in the areas of architecture, art, art history, design, film, television and theater at UCLA. The collection of over 300,000 volumes in the subject areas of film and television, theater, art, architecture, and design includes monographs, serials, microforms, and electronic resources. The Arts Library serves undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and visiting researchers. Staffing includes 3 FTE librarians and 2 FTE library assistants, as well as student employees.

The Music Library provides teaching and research resources to the three music departments of the Herb Alpert School of Music (Music, Ethnomusicology, and Musicology) and to any other department or member of the University community that has an interest in music.  The collection consists of online resources (including streaming audio); books; music scores and sheet music; and audio and video recordings.  Staffing includes 1 FTE librarian, 3 FTE library assistants, and student employees.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Sciences, Arts, and Music this position serves as the Head of the Arts Library and Music Library providing leadership and coordination for collections and services in support of the arts and music at UCLA.  This individual's essential functions will include, but are not limited to, administration of the libraries, cultivation and stewardship of collections, coordination of collection and public services staff, and collaboration with all library units.  With regard to research collections, the Head works with library colleagues to assess existing strengths and weaknesses in the various collections and services, determine priorities, and develop plans that enhance and support the academic mission of the University. Mindful of trends related to research and scholarly communications in arts and music fields, and in partnership with colleagues in the Library, across campus and at other institutions, the Head will play a guiding role in initiatives supporting the current and future research needs of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Required Qualifications

§  Experience supervising and/or leading librarians and career staff

§  Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, project management, and communication skills

§  Knowledge of initiatives and trends related to research in arts and music fields and to the evolving scholarly communication landscape

§  Must be able to work in a multi-staff environment with the demonstrated ability to provide leadership, work collegially, and participate in collaborative problem-solving

§  Ability to articulate and implement an innovative, flexible vision for library services

§  Experience participating in collection development and effectively managing collection funds in an academic or research library

§  Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service and innovative outreach programs

§  Ability to foster and maintain partnerships with a broad-based constituency

§  Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities

§  Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities

§  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)

Desired Qualifications

§  Advanced degree in music or arts

§  Ability to assume liaison/subject specialist responsibility for music collection

§  Fund raising and grant writing experience

§  Knowledge of technology applications and trends in arts and music libraries

§  Management experience in an academic library environment

§  Demonstrated record of success managing and overseeing complex projects

§  Experience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching

General Information

Professional librarians at UC 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.

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00257.

Applications must include:

§  a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;

§  a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and

§  the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates should apply by July 3, 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 and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources.

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Manager of Library Operations, Ralph Ellison Library, Oklahoma City OK

 

Job Summary:  Responsible for the day-to-day management of a small to medium sized community library, including, but not limited to, library services, collection management, facility management, staff and volunteer management, budget preparation and oversight, programming, community related activities, and safety. This requires excellent customer service skills, building and maintaining strategic relationships; planning and organizational skills; and the ability to create and maintain a library that is an inviting and innovative link to the world.

 

Salary & Hours: $57,179.20 annual.  Must be available all hours the library is open; must work a minimum of one evening a week and one Saturday or Sunday once a month .  This position is overtime exempt.

 

Benefits: The Metropolitan Library System provides the following benefits to full-time employees.

 

·         Health benefits that include medical, dental, and prescription coverage

·         Vision coverage paid in full

·          Vacation Leave @ 8 hours per month

·          Sick leave @ 8 hours per month

·          9 paid holidays

·         Great retirement plan (Defined Contribution Plan)

·         Scholarship reimbursement opportunities

·         Life and AD&D Insurance paid in full

·         Long Term Care paid in full

·         Long Term Disability paid in full

Location:  Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23rd, Oklahoma City, OK.

 

Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and two years of management experience.

 

http://jobs.metrolibrary.org

 

Please attach your resume and cover letter to be considered for this position

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Evening Research & Instruction Librarian, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) located in Greenville, N.C. seeks a responsible, self-directed, and flexible colleague with a "customer first" philosophy to provide vision and guidance in delivery of excellent library services to students and faculty both on-campus and remotely during the evening hours.

Reporting to the Head of Research and Instructional Services (RIS), the Evening Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for providing late afternoon and evening course integrated library instruction sessions for in-person and distance education courses. Also responsible for the oversight of the print reference collection, including selection, maintenance, and deselection. S/he functions as the senior RIS staff member on duty during the evening hours. Some daytime, weekend, and holiday work is required.

Required:

· ALA- accredited master's degree or international equivalent in library or information science

· academic library reference experience

· Instruction experience

· familiarity with technology in a library setting

· familiarity with ACRL Standards for Information Literacy and Distance Learning Library Services

· excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

· flexibility in adapting to change

· ability to work effectively with library faculty, staff and the user community

· strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed

· demonstrated interest in ongoing professional growth


Preferred:

Preferred Experience: Collection management experience; demonstrated knowledge of software and technology related to distance learning, such as course management software, e.g., Blackboard, and video conferencing software, e.g., Saba Meeting; evidence of effective project management skills; familiarity with government information sources; and familiarity with scholarly communication trends.

Rank, Salary and Benefits: This is a fixed-term appointment; which may subsequently be renewed for a multi-year appointment period following the initial year of employment. Minimum salary of $43,500, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package.

Closing Date: June 2, 2014

For a complete job description see: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/job942030.cfm


All applicants must apply online through ECU's employment website at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu

Academic Library Services is dedicated to sustaining a diverse workforce and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

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Librarian for African and Global & International Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS

Position Overview: The Librarian for African and Global & International Studies is part of a team of six librarians who serve the communities within the University that study world regions in a variety of disciplines. Reporting to the Head of International & Area Studies in the Distinctive Collections Division, the incumbent will provide user-focused service and subject expertise for the interdisciplinary fields of African Studies (including Africa and the African diaspora), Global & International Studies, and other assigned disciplines in the humanities and / or social sciences.

Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University's innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See www.provost.ku.edu/planning

Job Description: 70% Professional Responsibilities
-Build, evaluate, and assess assigned collections through review and selection of materials related to African Studies, Global & International Studies, and other assigned disciplines, including materials in English and foreign languages.

-Collaborate with faculty and instructors in African Studies, Global & International Studies, and other assigned disciplines to teach research skills through course integrated instruction sessions, assignments, and assessment tools.

-Provide specialized reference and consultation services to faculty in assigned academic units, students, researchers, visiting scholars, and the general public whose research relates to the assigned regions and disciplines.

-Work collaboratively to develop and maintain website information, web-based research guides and finding aids relevant to the areas supported.

-Represent KU Libraries in regional, national, and international professional organizations of relevance to African and Global & International Studies. Participate in regional, national, and international consortial collaborations.

-Actively communicate issues implicit in scholarly communication and open access in discussions with colleagues and with the KU community. Attends training and events designed and developed to promote understanding of trends and best practices in scholarly communications. Reflects this understanding in his or her work as a librarian at KU.

-Actively participate in, and advocates for, the educational role of the Libraries through dynamic engagement in campus teaching and research, campus collaborations, or staff development and training. Identifies and makes use of teaching opportunities in any circumstance, promotes the Libraries instructional resources and support, and obtains instructional expertise from colleagues as appropriate.

-Advance the Libraries' priorities and strategic directions through active participation in pursuits such as cross-functional initiatives, cross-operational teams, project teams and/or task forces.

20% Research - Contributes to the profession's collective knowledge by engaging in scholarly research activity. Research may involve the publication of articles, books, book reviews, grant-supported inquiry, or editorial work.

10% Service - Engages in service to the Libraries, the University and to professional organizations by participating in committee work, projects, and other contributory achievements.

Open Rank: Rank considerations are based on professional performance, research, and service experience sufficient to qualify for appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Librarian.

Required Qualifications -ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent from a foreign institution by date of appointment.

-Minimum of two years post-secondary coursework in African studies or in a supporting discipline with significant African focus; or equivalent work experience related to Africa or the African diaspora.

-Language competency in English as demonstrated by college coursework, proficiency assessment scores (e.g., TOEFL), native speaker, extended foreign residence in an English-speaking country; or other demonstrated competency measure.

-Effective written communication skills in English as demonstrated in the candidate's application materials, examples of written work, and/or publications.

Additional Candidate Instruction
Application Instructions: Applicants should attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references to this online application.


First review of applications has changed to August 5, 2014 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified or position has been filled.

Contact Information to Applicants: Leah Nelson, 785-864-3103 leahnel@ku.edu

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Information Services Librarian, Law Firm, New York NY

AccuFile, a library professional services firm, seeks Information Services Librarian on behalf of our clients, leading global law firm in New York, NY. The Information Services Librarian will provide customized reference services on legal and non-legal topics to attorneys, paralegals, summer associates and all other stakeholders assigned to client offices and lead the Information Services training team in developing and implementing new hire orientation and continuing education programs. The successful candidate will have a keen understanding of the changing legal market and new client demand, strategic problem solving ability, a positive, client-focused service orientation and the proven ability to effectively and efficiently assist in portal development, create, access and manage knowledge networks and information including databases, integrated library systems, web and mobile applications.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide accurate, timely and cost effective reference and research services to client stakeholders in a wide range of areas including practice-specific areas of law, business intelligence, public records, legislative history, news and media
  • Design and maintains the Information Services portal pages
  • Lead the Information Services training team in developing and implementing new hire orientation and continuing education programs
  • Provide needs-based and planned training to attorneys and staff and arranges vendor training as appropriate
  • Perform library research services including current awareness in legal, business, and other disciplines utilizing print and electronic resources for firm and client matters in assigned offices. Provide summary reports and analysis of research when appropriate
  • Follows and implements the marketing strategies developed by the Information Services team to promote the department's services and resources
  • Keep abreast of new features and technologies as these changes affect legal research resources and in consultation with the Information Services Manager determine technology training needs of users through observation, discussion and needs assessment tools; provide training modules to meet those needs
  • Plan and participates in staff development sessions related to reference sources and developments in information technology\
  • Maintain a national network of peer contacts through membership in professional associations in order to ensure quick retrieval of hard-to-find information\
  • Utilize professional training and knowledge to assist the Information Services Manager with collection development recommendations
  • Bill time for research and other work associated with active client matters

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Hold an MLIS from an ALA-accredited organization or other relevant advanced degree
  • Three to five years of relevant work experience in a law or business library with depth of knowledge using standard print and electronic legal research resources and online databases, i.e. Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg, electronic journals, on-line court dockets and legislative materials
  • Knowledge of Integrated Library Systems; experience with SirsiDynix and/or EOS a plus
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications and SharePoint a must
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver training modules to attorneys and staff
  • Exceptional client service orientation with flexibility to support attorneys and staff in multiple locations using various communication strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with peers, thrive under pressure and act in alignment with managerial goals and objectives
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

To apply:

 

Please forward resume and cover letter to Kathleen Schmidt, jobs (at) accufile (dot) com.

 

AccuFile is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more about AccuFile's integrated research and knowledge solution, please visit www.accufile.com

 

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Emerging Technologies Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis IN

The Emerging Technologies Librarian will lead collaborative efforts to explore, identify, assess, implement, and provide training for library emerging technologies in support of the education, research, and clinical care for the School of Medicine. The Librarian will routinely monitor trends in emerging technologies and identify possible uses in library instruction and services.  As appropriate, this Librarian will provide training in these new technologies for library staff as well as the broader School of Medicine.  In collaboration with other library staff, this Librarian must be proactive in selectively and strategically implementing and marketing emerging technologies that best match our users' needs and preferences.



Job Responsibilities:

* Teach orientation sessions, course-integrated instruction, and workshops on information resources, mobile technologies, social media, and collaboration tools.

* Maintain current knowledge of the trends and issues in medical education, scholarly communication, research practice, and health care.

* Provides liaison services to selected departments, institutes and/or student groups.

* Collaborate closely with colleagues to develop, implement, and apply innovative multimedia and e-learning tools, resources, and services for integration with library-related instructional needs.

* Responsible for outreach and marketing activities to promote awareness of the Library's technology tools.

* Evaluate and integrate new technologies in the delivery of health information services.

* Provide staff development for the use of emerging technologies.

* Liaise with Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) office and Multimedia Technology Services (MTS) regarding educational technology.

* Manage the library's social media presence.

* Pursue an active and ongoing plan for professional development, research, publishing and service.



Required Qualifications:



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

* Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and instructional skills

* Commitment to working cooperatively and collaboratively with staff at all levels

* Interest and aptitude for technologies relevant to medical education and clinical practice

* Commitment to professional development

* Evidence of professional scholarly interests and potential to meet promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, service, and outreach



Preferred Qualifications:



* Proven track record with web-based tools, imaging and/or video software, bibliographic and presentation software and relevant emerging technologies

* Two years of experience in health sciences librarianship

* Experience providing reference and library instruction services in a scientific research setting



Salary Minimum:  $45,000



Interested applicants should send the following: (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for at least three references to:



Emerging Technologies Librarian Search Committee

IU School of Medicine

Ruth Lilly Medical Library

975 W. Walnut Street, IB 310

Indianapolis, IN 46202-5121



or



Applications may be sent to Kellie Kaneshiro, AMLS, AHIP at kkaneshi@iu.edu<mailto:kkaneshi@iu.edu>



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

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Search and Taxonomy Lead, Lockheed Martin, Gaithersburg MD

Req ID :
291690BR
Job Code/Title :
E1273:Website Designer Sr
Job Description :
The Search and Taxonomy Lead is primarily responsible for establishing enterprise processes and guidelines for maintaining Taxonomy and Search solutions. This position will focus on enhancing internal and external search engine optimization in order to streamline the user experience in locating highly-relevant information. The successful candidate will collaborate with a diverse workforce within a matrix environment and be able to communicate effectively to solicit feedback. The Search and Taxonomy Lead to further calibrate internal search engine configurations and leverage external channels to optimize public search engines to drive traffic to mission-critical assets. This individual will maintain and monitor the dynamic taxonomy/ontology architecture for an Enterprise Content Management platform. Additionally, the Search and Taxonomy Lead must have knowledge of taxonomy management, search management, and search analytics, as well as strong communication and collaboration skills.

Basic Qualifications
-Search engine optimization 
-MS FAST 
-Google Search 
-Taxonomy Creation and management 
-Smartlogics Semantic Enhancement Suite of tools

Desired skills
-Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of experience managing websites, data, content or business processes, managing taxonomy, or contributing to quality improvement 
-Attention to Detail - is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail. 
-Customer Service - works well with clients and other vendors in achieving mission success and is committed to providing quality products and services. 
-Strong Communication Skills - be able to expresses key ideas and obtain tangible feedback from cross-functional team members and stakeholders. 
-Critical Thinking and Problem Solving - identifies risks and problems, and be able to conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.


Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Temp Analyst, AMC Networks, Inc., New York NY

Any candidate interested, please apply at:

http://www.amcnetworks.com/career Temp Analyst-Adv Platform-00519

Located: Manhattan, NYC




DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Review incoming schedules and prepare metadata as per industry and specific affiliate and platform specifications.
2. Ingest all metadata and schedule information into department's Asset Management System.
3. QC all content deliverables prior to delivery and in live status mode utilizing all available means (SlingBox, etc).
4. Assist in the implementation of the Metadata Schedule Team's responsibility in disseminating reports, data and other information internally as needed.
5. Assist Metadata Schedule Team's efforts in supporting Affiliate and Business Unit Marketing groups in Advanced Platform related promotions and initiatives.
6. Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE
This position contributes to assuring all contract obligations are met as to the distribution of advanced platform programming to MSO's, Affiliates and other business partners. In addition, this position contributes to maximizing efficiencies of the workflow procedures of the Metadata Schedule Team resulting in reducing both time and direct expenses and also assuring all transactional and ad sale revenue potentials are maximized.

QUALIFICATIONS
· Bachelor's Degree in a related field to media or communication. Masters of Library Science or Information Science is a plus.
· Minimum 1 year relevant experience in Information Management or related Advanced Platform programming and distribution management.
· Understanding of Data and Information management.
· Experience with asset management and data storage.
· Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
· Client-services experience.
· Strong written and communication skills.
· Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and a basic understanding of XML & Excel generation.
· Competent and proficient understanding of platforms such as Hulu, Netflix, iTunes and Amazon.
· Second language is a plus.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS
Supervised by: Manager, Advanced Platform Planning & Distribution
Supervises: NA

HOURS
35 hours per week
M: 11-7
Tu: 10-6
W-F: 9-5

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Various Entry Level Positions, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent library
science graduates to fill entry level librarian positions. The positions
offer a unique opportunity to work at the world's largest biomedical
library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the
biomedical knowledge for the benefit of the public's health.





Positions are available in:



*Web Site Development and Social Media*

·        Support site development, or new responsive web design for
MedlinePlus

·        Contribute to social media initiatives of NLM

·        Support development and maintenance of NLM web sites by assisting
with content management, usability, accessibility, information
architecture, plain language, navigation and mobile access



*Technical Services*

·        Acquire materials for the NLM collection and support the
licensing of electronic resources

·        Create and maintain serial records which serve as the underlying
data for various systems throughout NLM; provide quality assurance of NLM
serial records in local and national databases to ensure accurate journal
citations in databases such as PubMed and PMC (PubMed Central)



*Preservation; Digital Preservation*

·        Provide proper management, preservation and care of historical
and non-historical collections, including monographs, serials, archives,
manuscripts, oral histories, prints, photographs, posters, ephemera, motion
pictures, video recordings, sound recordings, and other materials

·        Participate in digital technology, digital imaging and
preservation of analog and digital formats



*Consumer Health*

·        Organize consumer health information about diseases, conditions,
and wellness, in both English and Spanish through MedlinePlus, the NLM
consumer health web site



*Data and Literature Management*

·        Design qualitative and quantitative assessments of tools and
processes used in the indexing of biomedical literature

·        Provide technical and research support for automated
(machine-assisted) indexing initiatives involving biomedical literature

·        Assist with data content review and editing of bibliographic
citations and Web pages, including HTML or XML tagging and metadata
application, to ensure data quality and consistency

·        Test and evaluate NLM search systems, including the content in
the systems and the interfaces used to access the systems

·        Participation with customer service, training and outreach
services for NLM systems, such as PubMed



*Health Services Research, Public Health and Health Information Technology*

·        Engage with the public health and health services research
communities in order to create and manage health information resources that
serve their needs

·        Support development of knowledge and information resources to
promote interoperable exchange of data and information using standardized
vocabularies and codesets, standardized survey tools and assessment
instruments,  and common data elements and measures



*Data Science and Big Data*

·        Assist with initiatives to enhance access to biomedical data sets
resulting from publicly funded research

·        Analyze and develop guidance related to emerging policies that
promote data sharing and open science

·        Participate in projects to engage science communities of practice
in standards efforts, including common data elements initiatives





Pay: GS-9 level with a pay rate of $52,146

Benefits: health insurance, and other benefits

Eligibility: Eligibility: Must have a library degree from an accredited
school; must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on
or after 12/27/10 and be a citizen of the United States



Apply for NLM positions through the NIH Pathways for Recent Graduates
(Librarian) Program of USAJobs:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/371420100 from June 2 - June 6,
2014

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Reference Librarian/Instruction Coordinator, Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA

Reference Librarian/Instruction Coordinator, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, 1.0 FTE Assistant Professor, tenure track faculty position. ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an equivalent terminal degree; minimum one year of experience, preferable work in an academic library; working knowledge in instructional programming, including curriculum development, assessment and outcome, and instructional design in classroom and online environments; knowledge of a wide range of information sources and technologies; salary DOE. For complete info & to apply online, https://jobs.cwu.edu.  Screening begins 7/9/14. CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Severin at severinb@cwu.edu.

 

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Cataloging and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA

Cataloging and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, 1.0 FTE, tenure track faculty position. ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an equivalent terminal degree; archival coursework and experience is necessary; minimum two years' experience with digital library technologies and managing digital projects and collections; experience with digital library/archives metadata standards and technologies; web development and authoring; digital archive systems and automation techniques; digital preservation strategies, technologies, and standards; established thesauri and vocabularies used in digital collections; knowledge of current trends in digital library development, digitization standards and preservation, and rights management issues relating to digital materials; knowledge of copyright best practices; Rank and salary DOE. For complete info & to apply online, https://jobs.cwu.edu.  Screening begins 7/9/14. CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.

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Humanities & Germanic Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Hiring range: Associate Librarian I - V

$53,116 - $65,801 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment available starting August 2014.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative, service-oriented librarian to provide research support to the UC Berkeley community and to develop, promote, and enhance access to library collections that meet the university's teaching and research needs, with an emphasis on Germanic Studies in particular and humanities in general.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries - including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. Discover more about the Library via our Web site: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu.

Responsibilities

The Humanities & Germanic Studies Librarian has primary responsibility for providing user-centered services in support of research, teaching, and scholarship related to countries where German, Dutch, and the Scandinavian languages are spoken. Cultivating and sustaining connections with faculty and students associated with key academic departments and centers - such as the German Department, Dutch Studies Program, Scandinavian Department, and Institute of European Studies - is critical to meeting the research and curricular needs of these scholars. The librarian provides research consultations for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students; develops guides and web pages to facilitate user access to resources; offers orientations and instructional sessions; and contributes to reference services for the humanities and social sciences in the Doe/Moffitt Libraries.

The Humanities & Germanic Studies Librarian selects materials in all formats that are appropriate to the research and teaching needs of the UC Berkeley campus. Materials are acquired through firm orders and approval plans with consideration of consortial agreements with libraries in the University of California System, Stanford University, and national organizations such as the German/North American Research Partnership administered through the Center for Research Libraries. In order to effectively enhance access to the collection of print and digital materials and identify which materials should be shelved off-campus, the librarian works collaboratively with other campus colleagues specializing in social sciences, humanities, area studies, and international documents. The librarian maintains an awareness of scholarly communication issues, and identifies relevant online resources to purchase through campus funds or in group agreements within the California Digital Library and the Center for Research Libraries.

Reporting to the Head of the Arts & Humanities Division, this position will collaborate frequently with colleagues in that division as well as with colleagues in the Social Sciences Division. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for additional liaison and selection areas in the humanities as best matches his or her expertise, and will become the division's leader for a core issue such as scholarly communication, instruction, user experience, or digital humanities.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement in the Librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment. The successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

Qualifications

Minimum Basic Qualification Required by Time of Application:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution

Additional Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated comprehension of and competency in German
  • Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services related to humanities, social sciences, and/or area studies in an academic or research library environment
  • Experience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching
  • Demonstrated understanding of the information needs of researchers studying topics in humanities and area studies fields
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities
  • Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in an area studies-related field (such as language, history, culture, or literature)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in exploring ways technologies are affecting research methods and scholarship in the humanities
  • Demonstrated comprehension of and competency in other non-English languages of Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark
  • Familiarity with book trade and bibliographic resources of countries of these regions (Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark)
  • Knowledge of initiatives and trends related to research in international and area studies fields and to the evolving scholarly communication landscape
  • Knowledge of cataloging and access issues for non-English language materials
  • Experience with cooperative library agreements at the regional, national, or international level
  • Demonstrated record of success planning and implementing projects
  • Experience in grant writing and fundraising

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, two days per month vacation leave, one day per month sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

DEADLINE: The initial review date for this position is June 16, 2014. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00438. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: Submit applications online at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone:(510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

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Technical Services / Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

An exceptional international opportunity awaits an innovative forward-thinking librarian at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (near Dubai). As part of the Technology and Technical Services Department, the successful candidate will manage technical services in collaboration with other professional staff to achieve the library's mission and goals. Areas of responsibility include: day-to-day management of technical services staff and processes, database maintenance, cataloging, technical processing, as well as working with vendors such as OCLC and Backstage. The position shares responsibility for acquisitions, serials, and document delivery. Other responsibilities may include selection and providing reference services.

 

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school with a minimum of two years of recent experience; experience supervising paraprofessionals in an academic library; direct experience with cataloging, both print and electronic resources; substantial experience with AACR, LCSH, LC classification, MARC21, and library automated systems; knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues and trends in technical services and library technologies; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication and planning skills.

 

Preferred

Experience with metadata schemes such as RDA, Dublin Core, VRA Core, and EAD; knowledge of authority control systems, acquisitions, serials and digital resources cataloging.

 

Salary and Benefits

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; includes a 10% of base salary payment in lieu of retirement benefits.  Free furnished accommodation and utilities are provided along with nine weeks' annual vacation. A self-directed benefit plan provides a variety of choices including annual air tickets to place of origin for self and family, healthcare and dependent educational allowance; please see our web site for details http://www2.aus.edu/admin/hr. The UAE levies no income tax, however, some U.S. Federal taxes may apply to U.S. citizens and resident aliens.

 

Background

The American University of Sharjah is located in the United Arab Emirates and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Established in 1997, the university consists of four Schools and Colleges: Architecture, Art and Design, Business Administration, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to over 5000 students from 80 different countries. The language of instruction and the workplace is English. The UAE offers a high standard of living with abundant cultural, recreational and travel opportunities. The UAE is a safe, open and friendly environment for individuals and families of all cultures.  The AUS Library serves as a focal point for educational and social interactions on campus. The library features a large Information Commons (135 workstations), 20 group study rooms, 2 computer classrooms, and RFID system. Please see http://library.aus.edu.

 

Please email a cover letter, résumé and the names of three professional references to: recruitment@aus.edu. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Collections Manager, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Research Medical Library
Collections Manager

The Collections Manager provides vision and leadership in the management of the library's online and print resources. This includes the supervision of collections librarians, metadata librarian and interlibrary loan staff. The ideal candidate will have worked previously in collections or technical services and have interlibrary loan experience. It is an exciting time in our library as we are transitioning from our current ILS to a discovery system and back-end of supporting applications.
The Research Medical Library is central to the research, teaching and learning activities that help make MD Anderson the world-leading comprehensive cancer center for which it is known. We are a staff of 14 professional librarians and 3 support staff who work to provide knowledge-based information resources and specialized services to the faculty, staff and students of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and to further the institution's integrated programs in patient care, research, education and prevention.

Education
Required: Master's degree in library or information sciences from an ALA-accredited program


Experience
Required: Six years of library experience in collections and/or interlibrary loan, including four years of supervisory experience
Preferred: Library management experience in collections and interlibrary loan acquired in a health sciences or academic library
License/Certification
Preferred: Membership in the Medical Library Association's Academy of Health Information Professionals
Minimum Starting Salary: $67,200


You must apply online at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25765&siteid=5038&AReq=4710BR
Please include a cover letter and your resume or CV. Review of the applications begins June 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled
MD Anderson employs nearly 20,000 people.  MD Anderson's commitment to those who have served in our nation's military earned it a spot on the 2013 Best for Vets employer list. For the sixth consecutive year, the American Association of Retired Persons selected the institution as one of the Best Employers for Workers Over 50, placing it at No. 4. and the online career site Glassdoor named MD Anderson among the top five Best Places to Work for 2013.

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Executive Director/Associate for Records & History, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia PA

The Presbyterian Historical Society is part of The Office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY.

 

The Associate for Records and History/PHS Executive Director is responsible for all operations and programs of the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) located in Philadelphia, PA. This person is responsible for collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the story of American Presbyterianism with mid councils, congregations, and individuals. This position calls for a person with an enthusiastic commitment to the mission program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as noted in its theological confessions, the Book of Order, and the actions of the General Assembly.

 

This person will need an understanding of the ethos of the non-profit world and skill in nurturing a teamwork environment at many different levels including OGA colleagues, PHS Board members, donors, and PHS staff. The incumbent must have a passion for PHS, its mission to serve PC(USA) and the broader community.  Visit our website at www.history.pcusa.org

 

 

 

This person, with 7 to 10 years proven track record, will lead the organization in fundraising/development, operations, finance and budgets, building needs, new programming and endowment; a proven track record in the area of fundraising, donor relations, grant development and public relations required. Master of Arts in American History or MLS in Information Science with specialization in archival administration required. An enthusiastic commitment to the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and knowledge of Presbyterian history, its polity and ecclesiastical organization desired. A PhD in History, preferably in American Church History desired.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION: You may submit your resume with a cover letter or submit your request for the complete position description to: Loyda P. Aja, Associate Stated Clerk, Office of the General Assembly, PC(USA), 100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, KY 40202, or email to: Loyda.Aja@pcusa.org. Deadline for applications:

August 1, 2014.

 

NOTES:

 

Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience

Internal Number: SAA-PHSEXECDIR

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Curator of Published Materials, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC

The University of South Carolina Libraries seeks applications for an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professional to serve as the Curator of Published Materials at the South Caroliniana Library. Reporting to the Director, this position is responsible for the daily operations of the Library's Published Materials Division, which preserves and provides access to continuing resources, maps, monographs, and sheet music. Candidates should be able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, a commitment to working in teams, interdisciplinary thinking and self-reliance, as well as an enthusiasm for the goals and mission of the Library.

 

Duties:

  • Work with Library administration, curators, staff, and patrons to establish goals and priorities for the Published Materials Division and to encourage innovation consistent with its mission.

 

  • Supervise and schedule full-time staff and student assistants/interns.

 

  • Provide reference service and research consultations in person, by telephone, mail, and electronically with library users.

 

  • Provide course-based instruction on resources and research strategies.

 

  • Maintain the integrity of the collection by supervising processing, preservation, digitization, binding, interlibrary loan, and reproduction services.

 

  • Actively participate with the Director and Library special committees in developing new services and policies, planning and budgeting, and collection development.

 

  • Work closely with colleagues in and outside the Library to develop and produce digital publications, scholarly projects, and educational resources that showcase the Library's collections.

 

  • Maintain relationships with appropriate academic departments and programs within the University to ensure that the collections, services, and facilities of the South Caroliniana Library's Published Materials Division are aligned with the educational, research, and public service mission of the University of South Carolina.

 

  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to plan and implement educational programs such as symposia, lectures, exhibitions, and scholarly conferences that promote special collections and their use by the academic community and the broader public.

 

  • Interact with local and state organizations in areas of genealogy, history, and library/archives communities.

 

  • Saturday service shared among staff. Occasional work at other than normal hours will be required.

 

The University of South Carolina, founded in 1801, enrolls approximately 23,300 undergraduate students and 6,400 graduate students on the Columbia campus. University Libraries contains more than 3.5 million volumes, 1 million manuscripts, 325,000 maps, and 944,000 government documents; and houses the University's special collections. University Libraries is a member of LYRASIS, OCLC, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries.

 

The South Caroliniana Library is one of the premier research archives and special collections repositories within the state of South Carolina and the southeastern United States as a whole. The Library's collections are used by national and international scholars and students to interpret the history of the state, the South as a region, and the Atlantic coast community. Over 6,000 researchers visit each year, of which approximately half are from out-of-state. There are five research divisions within the Library: Manuscripts, Oral History, Published Materials, University Archives, and Visual Materials. There is an active digitization program through University Libraries' Digital Activities Center. The South Caroliniana Library's landmark building was the first freestanding college library in the United States and is the oldest continuously occupied academic library building in the country. It is a part of the University Libraries which also include Thomas Cooper Library, Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, Music Library, Business Library, Moving Image Research Collections, and Library Annex and Conservation Facility.

 

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, 12-month, unclassified, tenure-track, faculty status position with the rank of Librarian. Benefits include medical, dental, and state retirement or optional retirement plan.

 

Apply online at https://uscjobs.sc.edu (search by Requisition 007523). The cover letter, explaining the reason for your interest and qualifications, may be addressed to Chair, Curator of Published Materials Search Committee. Three references submitted must include names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. The writing sample is preferably an example of academic research writing. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on June 16, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.

 

Qualifications Required: MLS from an accredited ALA library school; strong experience with reference services in a public service environment; proven supervisory experience; thorough knowledge of regional history as well as current professional archival policies and procedures; strong written and oral communication skills for interacting with researchers and making presentations to diverse audiences; familiarity with library preservation and conservation issues and practices, including digitization; and sound knowledge of issues relating to research in conjunction with teaching and publishing conducted by scholars, genealogists, and documentarians. Successful background check and credit check are required.

 

Preferred: Second graduate degree in related academic field such as American history or Southern studies; strong experience with online reference resources; knowledge of South Carolina history, literature, and culture; familiarity with genealogical resources; ability to function in and adapt to a rapidly changing professional environment; and record of achievement in grant writing.

 

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Assistant Digital Archivist, Rockefeller Archive Center, Sleepy Hollow NY

The Rockefeller Archive Center seeks a tech-savvy, innovative, and self-motivated individual to join the RAC Digital Program in the position of Assistant Digital Archivist. The Assistant Digital Archivist will lead the RAC's disk imaging and digital forensics activities, developing imaging workflows for all digital media formats and collaborating with RAC archivists to outline image disposal criteria and create appraisal and disposition workflows. The Assistant Digital Archivist will create documentation and provide training throughout the RAC on viewing and interpreting disk images using digital forensics software, and assist in creating description and access to digital archival materials. This position reports to the Assistant Director, Head of Digital Programs.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Manages digital curation and preservation tasks including digital media inventorying, disk imaging and digital forensics.
  • Creates documentation and provides training on digital forensic techniques, including imaging disks, verifying file authenticity, producing forensics metadata and searching for personal identity information.
  • Records and maintains metrics for activities related to the media inventory and disk imaging and ingest procedures.
  • Tests disk imaging ingest into Archivematica, and manages Archivematica transfer backlog.
  • Identifies and inventories physical digital media throughout RAC collections.
  • Collaborates with RAC archivists to outline the disposal, description, and access processes and applicable policies for born-digital materials.
  • Aids in the development of additional RAC initiatives related to the care of born-digital materials, including migration policies, distributed digital preservation processes, and emulation strategies.

Critical skills and expertise:

  • Knowledge of digital preservation principles and digital forensics techniques
  • Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the particular issues posed by born digital content. 
  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail.
  • In-depth knowledge of digital preservation standards: PREMIS, OAIS, TDR
  • Familiarity with EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, XML/XSLT and other data standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials.
  • Experience with a wide range of computing operating systems, storage systems, and file formats
  • Familiarity with disk imaging techniques using Kryoflux and FRED, digital forensics software (Forensic ToolKit, BitCurator), digital preservation management software (Archivematica) and archival description software (ArchivesSpace)
  • Knowledge of copyright, donor restrictions, and permissions issues related to processing digitized and born digital material.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented approach with fellow staff members towards the organization's goals.
  • Excellent written, verbal, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects and priorities.
  • Willingness and desire to take initiative.

 Required Education and Experience:

  • ALA-accredited masters degree in library, information, and/or archival science
  • Minimum one to three years professional experience in library or archival setting.

 

 

About the RAC:

The Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) is an independent archive and research center dedicated to the study of philanthropy and the diverse domains it shapes. It was established in 1974 to assemble, preserve, and make accessible the records of the Rockefeller family and their wide-ranging philanthropic endeavors. Today, the Center's growing holdings include materials from numerous non-Rockefeller foundations and nonprofit organizations, including a wide variety of digital media formats and files.

The RAC is located 20 miles north of New York City in Westchester County, and is easily accessible from major highways and by train from Grand Central Terminal in New York City to Tarrytown on the Metro-North Hudson Line.

Application Process:

The Rockefeller Archive Center is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seek candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

To apply, please send a letter explaining your interest in the position and qualifications along with a resume via email or mail to:

Rockefeller Archive Center

15 Dayton Ave

Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

careers@rockarch.org

No telephone or fax inquires please.

Closing Date: June 22, 2014

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Archivist II - African American Community Archivist, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Austin TX

This position will be responsible for the collection, archiving, outreach, and reference services related to African American history in Austin and Travis Country.

  1. Identifies, acquires, organizes and processes archival collections and materials related to African American heritage in Travis County.
  2. Develops and implements public programs and events related to African American history in Travis County.
  3. Compiles finding aids, reference guides, articles, statistics and reports
  4. Provides archival reference and research services in person, over the phone and via email.
  5. Provides public liaison activities including lectures, media appearances and interviews related to African American history in Travis County.

Full-Time (40 hours a week) Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; some evenings and at a minimum, one weekend per month required.

• Master's degree in Library or Information Science, or related to the assigned program from an ALA accredited university, with specialization in archival enterprise and/or administration, plus two (2) years professional experience working in an archives, library, museum, or other cultural heritage institution
• Master's degree in History/Public History with coursework in archival administration, or a Master's Degree in a related field, may substitute for the required Master's degree in Library or Information Science

To apply: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/43438

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Digital Archivist, Catholic University of America, Washington DC

Position Summary: The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives (ACHRCUA) houses and administers the historical manuscript collections relating to all facets of American Catholic history, including labor history, social welfare, and immigration and ethnic studies. The Center also acquires and preserves the records of The Catholic University of America reflecting over a century of leadership in the major intellectual, social and cultural movements in American Catholicism.

 

Reporting to the Associate Archivist, the Digital Archivist works to secure born-digital records, process them, and digitize collections. The Digital Archivist must work cooperatively with other staff to bring the digital aspects of the job to bear on all parts of the archive. The Digital Archivist should work cooperatively with the library as receiving a volume of digital materials will generate a need for a large server space. Responsibilities Include: Provide reference and access to all collections including digitization (scanning of photographs and audio/ video transfer) and duplication of materials. Supervise, along with the Associate Archivist, the appraisal, acquisition (including electronic records management), arrangement, and description of born digital and digitized materials including the creation of indexes and finding aids. Work with library systems and electronic resources units on web and computer issues. Explores and proposes new technologies, including Web 2.0, to meet research and reference needs of patrons and staff. Create digital exhibits and websites. Manage and maintain the Archives web sites. Work with other University Libraries units in the digitization and management of digital library and archival materials. Supervise student workers, practicum students, and volunteers as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in history, library science, archives or records management required. A minimum of two (2) years experience in processing archival collections. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel). Experience in using audio/visual materials, computers, databases and HTML. For full position listing and how to apply, visit http://humanresources.cua.edu/positions/current.cfm Please reference position number 101347 in your correspondence. Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered The Catholic University of America is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from women, minorities, Vietnam era veterans and people with disabilities.

 

Internal Number: 101347

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Project Archivist, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford University, Stanford CA

Project Archivist - 62796
 
The Hoover Institution Archives is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic archivist with foreign language skills to work on the arrangement and description of collections related to twentieth century history. The full-time position is a non-career track position, for a two-year fixed term. The Project Archivist is responsible for working independently and as an expert or supervisor on a project team to appraise, organize, arrange, describe, and provide access to archival collections in a variety of languages. The Project Archivist also supports archival research through high-level, in-depth reference and contributes to multiple forms of outreach to further promote the use of the Hoover Institution's archival collections.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the arrangement, appraisal, and description of large, complex, multi-lingual archival collections according to professional standards and current archival procedures, using databases, office software, collections management software, and other appropriate technologies.
  • Participate in the formulation and implementation of project planning, management, and work flow; determine project goals and schedules, and survey archival holdings to identify materials in need of additional attention. Assist with the development of procedures and the establishment of work flows to address the backlog of unprocessed collections.
  • Independently analyze problems and recommend solutions, displaying a high degree of initiative, originality, and judgment in applying archival principles and procedures to complex and unique collections. Conduct preservation assessments to determine appropriate preservation treatment and archival storage decisions.
  • Conduct orientations and research consultations to provide instruction on accessing and handling archival materials, organize and deliver tours, course-specific presentations, and information literacy sessions for Stanford affiliates, visitors, donors, and researchers.
  • Publicize collections by providing content for a variety of print, internet, and social media formats. Develop methods to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the publicity.
  • Liaise with Stanford departments and faculty to promote the use of archival materials, assist with exhibit preparation, coordinate with donors, and participate in a variety of outreach events.
  • Collect and maintain statistics, reports, and other metrics to improve processing, preservation, and reference functions.

Qualifications
 
  • M.L.S. from an A.L.A.-accredited library school or M.A. with an archival concentration, archival management certificate, or related subject specialty.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages, preferably German, Russian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic.
  • Established understanding of the principles of archival appraisals, arrangement, and description.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, acting with initiative, good judgment, and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work in a team as well as independently.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to use considerable judgment and initiative.
  • Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity.
  • Experience applying professional standards such as DACS, Library of Congress subject headings, EAD, and MARC, as well as technical skills with databases, spreadsheets, office software and other applications.
  • Advanced subject knowledge of twentieth-century history and a comprehensive understanding of primary source research.
  • Ability to lift 40 pound boxes and push fully loaded book trucks.

Department URL: http://www.hoover.org

To apply: http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search

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Mathematics & Statistics Librarian, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford CA

Mathematics & Statistics Librarian, Stanford University Libraries - 61747
Description

Stanford University Libraries value the traditions of librarianship while embracing the advances of the digital age. Our staff combine deep subject expertise with a keen awareness of how information technology can support research and education. We see the role of the Library as involving much more than providing access to information. We work with our faculty and students to provide new approaches to finding, using and preserving information. The STEM Libraries have moved aggressively toward building digital collections and services, and developing research services. Our focus is to remake the traditional science libraries into more responsive, dynamic, and flexible information centers. This is being carried out through a series of initiatives in which the Science and Engineering librarians play an integral part.

We are looking for an individual to join our team with in-depth experience and/or academic degree(s) in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics, with a personal history of innovation, to join our team. We are interested in someone who is willing to take risks, who is capable of working with a team with diverse interests and skills, and who is not willing to accept the status quo. Innovative ideas as well as an ability to adapt to and create change are highly valued skills for the person in this position. In short, the Librarian will be an energetic and flexible colleague who is looking towards the future and wants to be an integral part of creating a new model of librarianship. If you are not content with a traditional library job and want the chance to be challenged and be a part of a dynamic, innovative team, we urge you to apply.


Job Core Duties

1) Serves as primary faculty and student liaison and selector for the areas of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics.

a) Maintains contact with faculty and students in the Departments of Mathematics, and Statistics to ensure that library service anticipates information requirements of faculty and graduate students in their current research and teaching programs; responds effectively to those needs as expressed and required.
b) Keeps abreast of current information and literature in all appropriate formats and trends of publication and distribution of information in the mathematical and statistics.

c) Selects current and retrospective materials, including unica, rarities and archival items or collections, in math and statistics according to established policies and practice. Reviews and manages existing collections related to those fields.

d) Works with faculty and students in assigned fields and as relevant to develop working relationships, ideas for new programs and services and a deeper understanding of collection needs.

e) Provides general reference assistance and specialized research support, especially in areas of core subject expertise.

f) Promotes the library, and the relevant departments through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, web pages, and blogs.

2) Participates in the development of new information services in collaboration with STEM library group, Library IT staff (DLSS, ESP), and other units of the Stanford University Libraries. The Mathematics and Statistics Librarian will help create and implement programs to create web-based services to support an increasingly online clientele.

3) In conjunction with the Science Data Librarian, develop an approach and create liaison efforts to partner with the mathematics and statistics faculty, students and staff in the collection, curation and reuse of data.

4) Develops and implements library instruction programs in mathematics and statistics including developing and conducting workshops, creation of online guides, course-integrated instruction, and participation in PWR undergraduate classes.

5) Contributes to library-wide planning, collaborates with colleagues, and may supervise science programs at other branches as required.

6) Manages projects to effectively provide new access to resources that need digitization, delivery methods, annotation, or archived materials. Seeks grant opportunities to fund innovation efforts.

7) Attends faculty and student research seminars, department wide conference and university symposia to keep abreast of current research. Serves on University and Library committees as appropriate. Participates in scholarly societies, attends academic conferences, and represents the Library in relevant academic activities.

Qualifications

Required

1) Academic degree in the mathematical or statistics or demonstrated equivalent in experience is required. An undergraduate or graduate degree mathematics or statistics is preferred.

2) Knowledge of the literature of the mathematical and statistics and its organization is required. A demonstrated understanding of information management (searching, organizing, preserving) is required. A masters degree from a library or information science program may be acceptable, depending upon the nature of the curriculum.

3) Strong facility with computers, Library Management Systems, online resources is required.

4) The position requires a history of innovation in library or information system development. This can be manifest in a variety of ways, but requires elements of need assessment, concept creation, marketing and implementation.

5) Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with faculty, students, and library staff is required. Ability to perform effectively in and contribute successfully to a diverse, multicultural workplace is required, as is the ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

6) Demonstrated potential to make professional accomplishments relevant to the responsibilities of this position is required. These may include scholarly publications, teaching, and library-related publications and presentations.

7) Understanding of current trends in scholarship and publishing in mathematics, statistics and allied fields and a dedication to continuing to stay au courant with advances in these disciplines.


Desired

1) General knowledge of collection development principles and practices is highly desirable and required for appointment at the Librarian level.

2) Bibliographic proficiency in German, French, Japanese or Russian is desirable.

3) Four to five years public service experience with supervisory responsibility and significant relevant collection development experience are required for appointment at the Librarian rank. Comparable successful experience in a non-library environment will be considered as equivalent.

4) Strong understanding of information technologies is desired. Effective use of current technologies, an interest to stay abreast of technological advances, the ability to acquire new technological skills and resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner is required. Scripting and programming skills are desirable.

5) Effective supervisory and management competence is desired. Preferred evidence is successful work in a graduate research library.

6) Project management experience strongly desired. Ability to manage time and multiple projects in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, creative, and innovative attitude is highly desired.


Internal Number: 61747

To apply: http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search

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Reference & Instructional Services Librarian, College of Law Library, Willamette University, Salem OR

Willamette University announces a full-time position for a Reference & Instructional Services Librarian for the College of Law Library.

The Reference & Instructional Services Librarian provides general and legal reference assistance to law faculty, law students, and other library patrons. The librarian also offers research instruction in the use of library resources (both in print and electronic formats) and teaches specialized, advanced legal research courses for law students (in both the J.D., LL.M., and MLS degree programs). The librarian also participates in the development of research guides, the law library webpage, user aids, and emerging technologies in library services and teaching.

Willamette University, founded in 1842, is the oldest institution of higher education in the Far West. Situated in Oregon's capital city, Willamette includes the College of Liberal Arts (approximately 2,000 students), and graduate programs in Law and Management. The university is committed to living out its motto "Not unto ourselves alone are we born" by incorporating the principles of sustainability, social justice, and action. Salem is located in the center of the picturesque Willamette Valley, approximately an hour's drive from the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and the cities of Portland and Eugene. For more information about Willamette, visit our website at http://www.willamette.edu

This is a full-time administrative position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education.

Willamette University offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance, tuition exchange, retirement contributions, and reimbursement for moving expenses.

For complete job announcement, qualifications and to apply online for the position, please visit https://jobs.willamette.edu/postings/1153.

Application Deadline: Open until finalists are selected; initial screening will begin May 19, 2014. Desired start date is August 1, 2014.

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Librarian, AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, New York NY

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City, is one of the foremost performing arts colleges in the country. AMDA offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts, as well as a two-year conservatory programs.

We are currently seeking an experienced full-time Librarian for our New York Campus. The Librarian is responsible for developing and managing the library, providing guidance to the students at AMDA, and working closely with teachers. The successful candidate will be highly knowledgeable, innovative, results-oriented and strategically focused. S/he will possess excellent communications, interpersonal, and team skills.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide vision and strategic direction for library services.
  • Develop library collections through acquisitions, donations, etc.
  • Perform regular inventory of library collections.
  • Catalog and classify materials.
  • Maintain library archive.
  • Evaluate information/resources and its sources critically.
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information/resources, and access and use information ethically and legally.
  • Research consultation with students, alumni and faculty
  • Maintain physical space and communicate with Facilities Department for cleaning, repair, replacement or support needs.
  • Interview, hire, train, supervise and lead staff of 20-40 student staff and interns.
  • Host library staff orientation meeting - each semester.
  • Reformat and/or preserve materials as needed.
  • Oversee repair and maintenance of library equipment in cooperation with IT Dept. including but not limited to: student computers, TV / DVD / VHS, CD / cassette, wireless network, student copy machine, student printer, headphones / splitters.
  • Prepare proposed annual budget.
  • Maintain library social media presence (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.).
  • Keep up-to-date on current library issues and maintain professional association memberships.
  • Provide faculty research support - material searches, etc.
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop course complementary reading and resources.
  • Create and maintain curriculum specific collections (i.e. Stage Combat Collection, Dance Collection, etc.).
  • Host Library tours and Open House panels.
  • Perform other duties as necessary and as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Library Information Studies (MLS, MLIS, MS, or MSLIS) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution.
  • At least 5 years experience in a Performing Arts Library or comparable.
  • Experience in library management at a post-secondary institution preferred.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in learning resources, information literacy, academic support services and library technologies.
  • Experience in management, budgeting and strategic planning.
  • Superior organization skills.
  • Ability to teach information literacy skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc).
  • Knowledge of audiovisual format transfer and preservation standards and processes.
  • CPR-certified preferred.
  • American Library Association (ALA) membership preferred.
  • New York Library Association (NYLA) membership preferred.
  • Theatre Library Association (TLA) membership preferred.
Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Library@amda.edu.

AMDA is proud to be an EOE employer M/F/D/V.

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Circulation Supervisor/Technical Processor, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley CA

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptance academic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

 

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 4, 2014

Departmental Overview

The Art History/Classics Library (AH/C) and South/Southeast Asia Library (S/SEAL) are two units within the soon to be formed Arts & Humanities Division currently reporting to the AUL for Doe/Moffitt and Subject Specialty Libraries.  Once reorganized, this position will report to the A&H Division Operations Manager.  In the interim, this position will report to the Head, AH/C Library.

 

AH/C houses a core collection of over 30,000 volumes specifically supporting the research needs of faculty and graduate students in the Departments of History of Art, Art Practice, Classics, and Ancient History, and Mediterranean Archaeology.  The Collections are non-circulating and two-hour loan and include monographs, serials, and course reserves.  The majority of the Fine Arts and Classics collections (approximately 200,000 volumes) are shelved in the Gardner Stacks and NRLF.

 

S/SEAL is the reference center for South and Southeast Asian social sciences and humanities including an extensive non-circulating reference collection as well as current issues of high-use periodicals. The majority of the South Asia and Southeast Asia collection (approximately 600,000 titles) is housed in the Gardner Stacks and dispersed throughout the subject specialty libraries on the Berkeley campus.

Responsibilities

           

Circulation Supervisor.  Responsible for oversight of day-to-day operations and managing circulation functions including the hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of student library employees (SLEs) for the Art History/Classics Library and South/Southeast Asia Library.  Trains SLEs to assist with processing and other basic tasks when required.

Reserves Processor.  Coordinates all reserve material shelved in AH/C on a semester-by-semester basis.  Emails teaching faculty, processes lists and prepares material for reserve shelves.

Monograph & Serials Processor.  Receives and processes incoming monographs and serials for the Fine Arts Collection shelved in the Gardner Stacks, AH/C, AH/C Cage, AH/C NRLF Special Collections.  Prepares AH/C serials for binding.  Processes S/SEAL collections, including transfers to various library locations including NRLF.

Required Qualifications

           

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Related library experience
  • Basic competency with WIN 7 and Microsoft Office environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Effective supervisory, analytical, and organizational leadership skills including flexibility and willingness to lead teams and be a team player within the overall organization
  • Strong oral communication and writing skills and ability to interact productively with library clientele and staff
  • Aptitude for accuracy and detail
  • Bachelor's degree in related area

Preferred Qualifications

           

  • Basic knowledge of Millennium
  • Experience providing excellent public services or customer services
  • Experience hiring, training, and supervising student employees
  • Coursework or degree in subject related to one or both library units
  • Knowledge of one or more Western European, South Asian and/or Southeast Asian language
  • Knowledge of basic HTML markup language

            Salary & Benefits

            Monthly: $3,175 - $4,333  Annual: $38,100 - $52,000

 

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

           

How to Apply

            Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Equal Employment Opportunity

            The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

 

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please see: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

 

Internal Number: 17954

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Regional Manager Special Sales (US Library Services Team), OCLC Dublin, Ohio (Headquarters), Dublin OH

The Regional Manager - Special Sales will work closely with OCLC sales management, library services consultants, product management staff, order processing staff, and OCLC Partners to:

  • Exceed sales and revenue goals by sales region and assigned products.
  • Assist in the implementation and ongoing use of the Challenger Sales Methodology.
  • Lead a team of 5-10 Library Service Consultants - Special Sales that focus on named OCLC services.
  • Incorporate ongoing team training that enables staff to stay current on library trends, new services, and updated sales techniques.
  • Create annual sales plan for assigned region and services.
  • Develop strong, ongoing relationships with defined strategic libraries.
  • Convey market feedback and strategy to OCLC Marketing and Product Management to assist in the development of product roadmaps.
  • Minimum of five years in a sales management role in a library or publishing related field where excellent performance in the activities noted above has been demonstrated.
  • Extensive understanding of library technical services.
  • Excellent  verbal and written communication
  • Excellent leadership, team, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills.
  • Prior experience with the Challenger Sales Methodology is a plus.
  • MLS or MBA with experience in the information industry or with library automation is a plus.

Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs.  More than 72,000 libraries in over 171 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials.  Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it.  OCLC and its members libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources.  Search WorldCat on the Web at www.worldcat.org.  For more information, visit www.oclc.org.

We are currently seeking a Regional Manager - Special Sales to join the US Library Services Team.

The Regional Manager - Special Sales will lead a team responsible for sales of OCLC metadata management, ILL, virtual reference, digital services, and others services as assigned.  The primary focus of the Regional Manager - Special Sales is to manage, hire, and lead a team of specialized library consultants to ensure that sales and revenue goals are exceeded on an annual basis.  Activities include building regional and product sales territory plans, hiring of new staff, implementation of approved sales programs, assisting in the development of annual sales compensation plans, onsite presentation and demonstration of OCLC Services, and collaboration with OCLC staff to insure appropriate sales efforts are developed and executed. Due to the nature of this position extensive travel is required (i.e., 60 - 80% of the time).

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/p27ff5d


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Librarian, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Reference, Library Services, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara CA

Librarian, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Reference, Library Services

Posted/Updated: 3/7/2014

Reports to: Director of Library Services

Position: Regular, Full Time
Salary Range: $48,000-$55,000 per year
FLSA Status: Exempt

Applications will be accepted for consideration until it is filled

Summary

Fielding Graduate University is a premier distributed learning institution and the best graduate school for adult learners. Based in Santa Barbara, CA, the full time position of Librarian, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Reference, is positioned to play a unique institutional role in designing, developing and evaluating forward thinking library instruction and virtual reference services for distance learners. We are seeking a dynamic, service-oriented candidate to identify new and creative ways to enhance student learning and research skills.

The Librarian provides group and one-on-one instruction using web conferencing software, to a geographically dispersed community of faculty and mid-career graduate students (mostly doctoral). The librarian creates current instructional content including original tutorials, recorded sessions, LibGuides and slide and video presentations. The librarian promotes awareness of library instruction services to faculty and students and explores, develops, promotes, and evaluates innovative online tools and services. 

The Librarian demonstrates excellent customer service and provides both quick and in-depth reference service via email, telephone, chat, teleconferencing, or in-person. The Librarian also oversees document delivery service and takes on additional special projects as assigned. The Librarian also maintains current awareness of database interface changes, distance learning tools and overall developments in library instruction best practices.

Candidates will have:

  • Excellent teaching skills and public service orientation
  • Knowledge of different learning styles, especially problem-based or activity-based learning
  • Subject area expertise in the social sciences
  • Ability to contact and interact with library database vendor technical support teams
  • Ability to work across Windows and Mac platforms
  • Ability to be flexible with projects and work on multiple projects both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Masters degree in Library Science, Information Science, or related graduate degree. In addition, applicants must have the ability to provide top notch instruction using web based media to our graduate students. If you are an excellent presenter with a service oriented approach we encourage you to apply. 

 

We welcome recent graduates that are excited about developing a long term career in Library Services at the graduate university level to apply. Although preference will be given to candidates with the some or all of the following:  

  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Experience with library web applications such as link resolvers and modern discovery systems (e.g. Serials Solutions, Ezproxy, OpenURL resolvers, metasearch engines)
  • Web conferencing, multi-media authoring programs, online learning platforms, HTML, presentation software , and web and video creation tools 
  • Understanding mobile technology and its application in online instruction
  • Applying adult learning theory

Application Instructions

To apply for this opportunity click here or follow the link below. Make sure to have your employment history, educational information, and professional references readily available so that you may input this information into the application. All applicants will also be required to upload their resume and cover letter as one document in the application resume upload field. The application takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete and the system will not save your information until you fully complete and submit the application. Upon completion, applicants will receive confirmation by email. An employment offer is contingent upon the positive outcome of a background check including a criminal history and educational degree verification.

Fielding Graduate University is committed to social justice, the principles and practice of diversity and encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups. We offer a friendly, professional environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits.  Fielding employees enjoy a friendly, professional environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits which include 37.5 hour work week, 14 paid holidays per year, generous vacation leave, medical/dental/vision insurances, FSA accounts, Childcare Assistance, Tuition Assistance, retirement contributions after one year of service as well as other benefits.

 

To apply visit:  https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9486011

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Library Applications Developer, Drexel University Libraries, Philadelphia PA

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With approximately 25,000 students, 200 degree programs and 14 colleges and schools, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. 


One of Philadelphia's top 10 employers, Drexel is a major engine for economic development in the region. The Philadelphia Business Journal ranks Drexel as one of the healthiest employers of Greater Philadelphia. The University welcomes the richness diversity brings to the workplace and is committed to being the nation's most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.


The mission of the University is to fulfill our founder's vision of preparing each new generation of students for productive professional and civic lives while also focusing our collective expertise on solving society's greatest problems. Drexel is an academically comprehensive and globally engaged urban research university, dedicated to advancing knowledge and society and to providing every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education, enriched by the nation's premier co-
operative education program.


Position Title: Library Applications Developer
 
Job Overview: Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative and enthusiastic developer to play an integral role in the implementation of infrastructure and services that will enhance the Libraries' support for resource discovery and academic research.
 
The successful candidate will work in a collaborative, team-based environment to leverage, customize, and integrate new technologies and services. The position's principle responsibility will be to develop and maintain system support for processing, preserving, and accessing campus research data, university records, and digital collections as part of the Libraries' new Institutional Repository. The incumbent will implement data management workflows incorporating tools such as Archivematica, BitCurator, Fedora, and Islandora. Additional responsibilities will include improvements to library discovery systems to provide integrated searching of library resources and data from a variety of sources, and engineering tools and methods for the gathering of data related to library services.

As a member of the Libraries' Discovery Systems Team and reporting to the Manager, Discovery Systems, the successful candidate will collaborate on technical project development including user needs and functional requirements, design documentation, and evaluating solutions. As needed, the incumbent will also work alongside related groups across the Drexel campus and coordinate technical requirements with other departments.

Qualifications: 
Required Qualifications


•  Bachelor's degree in Information or Computer Sciences or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
•  2 years minimum application or systems development experience
•  Demonstrated understanding of the application development life cycle
•  Demonstrated proficiency with a major language such as PHP, Ruby, Python, Java
•  Experience with XML, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, and other data encoding languages and standards
•  Experience performing data transfers utilizing software library or language APIs 
•  Experience with Linux
•  Commitment to continuously enhancing development skills
•  Strong analytical and problem solving ability
•  Strong oral and written communications skills 



Preferred Qualifications
•  Experience in an academic, library, or archives environments
•  Working knowledge of Apache, Tomcat & other delivery servers
•  Experience with a version-control system such as Git or Subversion
•  Experience with the Fedora Commons and Islandora digital asset management systems
•  Experience with data or digital object processing tools such as Archivematica


Essential Functions: 
•  Using web services and related technologies, implement a workflow for managing data and digital objects as they move from acquisition systems to systems for processing and into long-term storage and online access through Fedora and Islandora. 
•  Evaluate, implement, and customize tools, including Archivematica and BitCurator, to support digital object processing and conversion, data transformation, metadata extraction, archival description, and digital forensics. 
•  Work with Systems Team colleagues on integrating, maintaining, and updating data workflow and institutional repository solutions within the Libraries' existing systems architecture.
•  Document solutions and workflows for internal purposes and also as part of compliance with University legal and privacy requirements. 
•  Collaborate with the Libraries' Systems Team and other campus constituents on relevant technology planning and agendas.

Supplementary Posting Information: 
Drexel University's mission is to serve students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.
 
Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings. 
 
Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

To apply for this position, please apply online at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=78575 or visit www.drexeljobs.com and search for requisition number 6116.

For more information about Drexel University, please visit www.drexel.edu.

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Theodore Roosevelt Center Digital Library Coordinator/Archivist, Dickinson State University, Dickinson ND

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  The Digital Library Coordinator leads the development, maintenance, and promotion of the Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. The Coordinator interacts with contributing entities to facilitate acquisition of materials for addition to the collection, and with staff and volunteers, to ensure the quality of collection metadata. The Coordinator also has primary responsibility for the social media outreach of the Theodore Roosevelt Center.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

·      MLS from an ALA accredited program, Library Science, with specialization in digital library preferred

·      Knowledge of controlled vocabularies to describe digital assets

·      Working knowledge of digital files standards and best practices for preservation and presentation of digital materials

·      Interest in American history

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

·         Degree in American history or related field

·         Interest in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

 

 

COMPENSATION:  $39,000 - $42,000 based on qualifications and experience.  May be eligible for salary increase after 6 months.  Comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid full family coverage for health insurance, TIAA-CREF retirement, tuition waiver benefits and much more.

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by June 4, 2014.  However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  To apply, send cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts, contact information for three professional references and a DSU Staff employment application to:

 

 

DSU.hr@dickinsonstate.edu

 

Or mail to:  Dickinson State University

Human Resources

291 Campus Drive

Dickinson, ND 58601-4896

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

 

·         Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must include Form DD214 with the application for employment; claims for disabled veteran's preference must include Form DD214 and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans' Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD214, a marriage certificate and a letter less than one year old from the Department of Veterans' Affairs indicating disability, or the veteran's death certificate.

 

·         As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. 23-12-10.

 

·         Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal history record check.

                                   

 

STARTING DATE:  As soon as possible

 

For more information or assistance contact:  Human Resources  (701) 483-2476

 

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

 

Dickinson State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, information protected by the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act ("GINA") or disability in its admissions, student aid, employment practices,  educational programs or other related activities.  Dickinson State University complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. 

 

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Catalog Librarian, LAC Group, Washington DC

LAC Group seeks a part-time Catalog Librarian to work on a 6 month term contract at a government agency located in the Washington, DC metro area (Silver Spring, MD).   This position works approximately 20 hours per week on a flexible schedule for 6 months.   We are looking for someone who is able to start immediately.  The responsibilities shall include but not be limited to the following duties for the Catalog Librarian: 

Job Description:

  • Catalog books, maps, journals, video and digital files;
  • Add and maintain URLs;
  • Maintain Name Authority database;
  • Review MARC records;
  • Receive monographs;
  • Create information records for discarded gift serials.

Qualifications:

  • MLS degree;
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional cataloging experience;
  • Previous experience using SirsiDynix Symphony ILS, OCLC, Connexion, LC classification, MARC21, AACR2, and RDA;

    Apply at: http://goo.gl/lqHmiH

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

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Faculty Technology Specialist, NYU Shanghai, Shanghai, China

NYU Shanghai is seeking an enthusiastic Faculty Technology Specialist to join our Academic Technology Services unit. This unit is a collaboration between the NYU Shanghai Office of Academic Affairs and the NYU Shanghai Library, and it works closely with its counterparts at NYU New York and NYU Abu Dhabi.


The Faculty Technology Specialist will be primarily responsible for providing oversight of technology services to support faculty and researchers, including student researchers, at NYU Shanghai.

Responsibilities:

  •   Advise and consult with faculty, students, and researchers in the design, development, and implementation of information technology services for teaching, learning, and research. Evaluate current technology used by faculty, students and researchers for teaching and research; provide technical support to faculty and researchers in curriculum and research development; research and make recommendations for the purchase of hardware and software; contact and negotiate with vendors regarding hardware and software purchases; supervise installation of hardware, software, and peripherals. Focus on logistical/technical support and operational needs/issues, ensuring efficient and effective delivery of quality lifestyle services and support;
  •   Supervise support staff including hiring, training, and evaluating performance. Identify and prioritize assignments to ensure deadlines are met and review work for accuracy.
  •   Develop, deliver, and assess training programs including seminars, training sessions, and workshops. Identify, analyze, and evaluate training needs. Arrange for instructors, facilities and materials as required. Consult with faculty, students, researchers, and ITS staff on training interests and opportunities.
  •   Advise and educate faculty, students, and researchers in the availability for information technology resources for teaching and research across Faculty Technology Services (FTS), Information Technology Services (ITS), Global Technology Services (GTS), Libraries, and NYU. Keep services, data entries and reporting up-to-date with standards of quality, timeliness, and satisfaction.
  •   Research and promote emerging technology practices in teaching and research adopted by selected higher education institutions. Work with technology professionals across NYU to develop and promote best practices for using technology in teaching, learning and research.
  •   Ensure technical competence through on-going professional development. Attend conferences, enroll in classes, read trade and professional publications.


Required Education:

  •   Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years relevant experience OR Master's degree in a related field.


Required Experience:

  •   Experience must include supporting information technology, technology training, and client service. Experience and/or education in one of the following areas: statistical computing, GIS, data visualization, advanced video production, interactive media development.
  •   Experience working with end users in an academic environment, preferably in IT and/or Libraries.


Preferred Experience:

  •   Experience with open source archives management software desired. Familiarity with digital repository systems, particularly DSpace. 
  •   Knowledge of and experience with Unix or Linux server platforms, as well as Windows and OS X operating systems, preferred. 
  •   Knowledge of scripting languages such as Ruby or Python helpful. Familiarity and experience with disk imaging and email archiving tools and techniques preferred.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  •   Proficient in both written and spoken English and Mandarin.
  •   Good interpersonal and communication skills to work in an international and cross-cultural environment.
  •   Good problem solving skills, and good time management skills.
  •   Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, researchers, and staff.
  •   Well organized, diplomatic, details and service oriented.

NYU Shanghai Library:  NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/).  It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.


New York University's Global Network University is established as an, organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by twelve additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests both local and global, and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors.


The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.  NYU Shanghai opened in September 2013 with a class of 300 freshmen and 150 Study Abroad students. The library will be relocating to its permanent location in the new Pudong campus in 2014.


Salary/Benefits:

  •   Attractive benefits package. 
  •   Salary commensurate with experience and background.


To Apply:
To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application to jobs@library.nyu.edu. The search will remain open until filled. NYU's Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Head of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore MD

Summary:
The Loyola▪Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an imaginative and innovative leader who will articulate a clear vision for a unit that includes the university archives and special collections of Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Loyola▪Notre Dame Library is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation that serves both of these institutions. While the Library is administratively separate, the archives of the two universities were brought together in 2008 upon the completion of a building renovation project. The role of the Head of Archives and Special Collections provides a unique opportunity for an individual who is creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving two distinct communities. The individual in this position will be responsible for supporting the universities' educational missions, alumni relations, and fundraising, as well as the broader scholarly community.

Primary Responsibilities:
· Provides vision and leadership in directing and managing the programs and operations of Archives and Special Collections

· Sets goals, identifies resources needed, and cultivates opportunities for collaboration

· Describes and redefines positions as necessary

· Develops assessment strategies and conducts ongoing assessment using a variety of methods to determine the effectiveness of services

· Develops programs and services to acquire, process, curate, and provide access to special collections and archives.

· Collaborates with faculty to teach the use of primary source materials, assesses student learning, and makes the collections accessible by way of new and innovative strategies

· Partners with campus stakeholders to develop innovative ways to use the collections

· Creates a program to support born-digital archives

· Participates in the planning, maintenance, and sustainability of digital projects

· Evaluates potential donations for inclusion in archives and special collections

· Coordinates outreach events, receptions, and special viewings of archives and special collections materials

· Participates in local, state, and national professional and scholarly societies and organizations

· Supervises one f/t processing archivist, student assistants, and interns as funding permits

· Identifies, writes, and participates in grant proposals and projects.



Required Qualifications:
· MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program with an emphasis in archival studies

· Minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in a college or university archive/special collections

· Knowledge of standard archival theory and practice, preservation concepts, principles, and methodologies, local research tools and finding aids

· Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor

· Knowledge and/or experience developing digital collections

· Knowledge and/or experience employing digitization practices to enhance archives and special collections

· Knowledge of current metadata standards used for describing digital materials such as image, text, sound, and video

· Knowledge and/or experience with archives management platforms, e.g., Archivists' Toolkit

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Commitment to building strong relations between the library, academic departments at both universities, the two university communities, and external communities

· Evidence of well-developed organizational, time, and project management skills.


Preferred Qualifications:
· Experience with library preservation/conservation techniques and digitization, digital preservation practices and standards

· Familiarity with institutional repositories or ContentDM, EAD, Web harvesting, APIs.

· Successful grant writing experience

· Experience organizing and mounting exhibits

· Ability to cultivate and maintain effective relations with donors

· Experience with promoting collections through social media.


About the Library:
The Loyola▪Notre Dame Library provides information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, comprehensive-level universities located adjacent to each other in a residential area of northern Baltimore City.

The Library offers a benefit package that includes medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA-CREF retirement.
Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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Librarian, U.S. Court of Appeals Library for the Second Circuit, New York NY

Position Title: Librarian


Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals Library for the Second Circuit
40 Centre St. - Foley Square
New York, New York 10007

Salary Range: CL-27 ($65, 377 - $85, 025) OR CL 28 ($62,667 - $101,901) (Depending on experience, current salary and qualifications), Promotion Potential to CL28 for the successful candidate, hired at CL27
Closing: Open Until Filled

Position Overview: The U.S. Courts Library seeks a proactive Librarian with a team mind-set to support the mission of the law library. The successful candidate will become a member of a circuit-wide team of librarians who offer high quality research services to the federal judges, judiciary staff and other library users. Responsibilities include: coordinates and conducts substantive reference and research services utilizing print and electronic resources in legal,
business, and other disciplines; provides instructional support to individuals and various user groups; coordinates and performs regular outreach to the judiciary by developing and providing educational training programs and materials; performs administrative duties, as assigned. Maintains a positive customer service attitude at all times. Will travel periodically to different courts within the Second Circuit and other locations, as required. The position reports to Head of Research and Training


Requirements: MLS, MLIS, MIS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school; JD preferred. Minimum three to five years experience providing legal reference, research, educational outreach, and promotion of library services in a law library setting; experience in web page design and maintenance. Demonstrated proficiency with standard legal and business print and online research services and basic PC office applications is required. The ideal candidate will have supervisory experience, strong interpersonal and project management skills, a strong service orientation, and the ability to work alone and as part of a team. Experience teaching the use of the internet and legal research online resources desirable. Background in OCLC and Sirsi Unicorn Integrated Library System a plus.

Submit cover letter and resume to:
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
40 Foley Square, Room 1400
New York, NY 10007


or e-mail to library_job_posting@ca2.uscourts.gov


Attn.: Human Resources, Reference # FY14-12


THE APPLICANT SELECTED FOR THE POSITION IS SUBJECT TO A BACKGROUND CHECK APPLICANTS MUST BE UNITED STATES CITIZENS

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Head of Reference, Georgetown University, Washington DC

The Head of Reference manages all aspects of the library's reference department to ensure that the library provides high-quality professional research and information services to Law Center faculty, staff, students, and other patrons. Reference programs include, among other duties, both physical and virtual reference services during scheduled desk hours; instructional services for the Law Center community; research consultations for law students and other patrons; a faculty/library liaison program; collection development activities; and outreach programs devoted to patron research needs. The position directly supervises six librarians and coordinates reference desk coverage by 15-20 individuals.


Required
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; Master's degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies. Knowledge of legal materials and excellent communications skills. 3 or more years of library experience; supervisory experience required.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


To apply for this position, please submit applications to include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Resume review will begin June 2, 2014.


Georgetown University offers attractive benefits, including a tuition assistance plan. We encourage qualified applicants to submit a cover letter and resume online to job number 20140976. Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity in the workplace.
Please apply to: https://jobs.georgetown.edu/PD.php?posNo=20140976

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Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian Korean & Japanese Studies Librarian, UC San Diego, San Diego CA

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open May 21, 2014 through Jun 22, 2014
If you apply to this recruitment by Jun 22, 2014, you will have until Jun 29, 2014 to complete your application.
DESCRIPTION

Korean and Japanese Studies Librarian

The UC San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The University and the Library

UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. With more than 30,000 students, UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, as the 14th best university in the world by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong, and is ranked 5th among top universities in the nation in total R&D expenditures. In 2013, for the fourth consecutive year, UC San Diego was ranked 1st in the nation by the Washington Monthly's College Guide based on the positive impact the university has had on the country in terms of enabling social mobility, research productivity and civic engagement. The UC San Diego Library plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university's research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions.

UC San Diego offers a variety of humanities and social sciences courses in Korean and Japanese Studies as well as a major in Japanese Studies. The School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) offers advanced degrees with regional specializations including Korea and Japan; it is the only professional school of international relations in the United States that focuses on the Pacific region of Asia and the Americas, and was recently ranked as a top-10 graduate program by "Foreign Policy" magazine. The Korean and Japanese Studies communities also include affiliated research units such as the Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies; Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation; Korea-Pacific Program; Laboratory on International Law and Regulation; and the Policy Design and Evaluation Lab.

The Division of Arts & Humanities' growing Program in Transnational Korean Studies is the recent recipient of a five-year (2013-18) grant from the Academy of Korean Studies as a Core University Program for Korean Studies, which will enable the program to offer a number of new courses and research internships. This will offer potential opportunities for course-integrated instruction and for liaison with faculty and students. The Library acquires significant amounts of history and social science material on Korea and Japan, especially pertaining to international relations, economics, politics, and modern and contemporary history, popular culture and society, and selects fairly broadly (in English, Korean and Japanese) in the anthropology, sociology, visual arts, music and literature of Korea and Japan.

Responsibilities of the Position

The UC San Diego Library seeks a subject librarian for Korean and Japanese Studies to develop and implement liaison services to the students and faculty working in these areas in the Division of Arts & Humanities and the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS). The Korean and Japanese Studies Librarian will also be responsible for collection development for Korean and Japanese Studies in Korean, Japanese, and English languages.

The position will report to the Director of the Library's Academic Liaison Program, with additional assigned responsibilities in the Collection Development & Management Program. The incumbent will:

· Actively engage with faculty and students in the Program in Transnational Korean Studies and the Japanese Studies Program within the Division of Arts & Humanities and the Korean and Japanese regional specializations at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.

· Develop strategies to learn about and understand information needs of academic departments and programs, and to build partnerships with research and teaching faculty.

· Serve as the primary contact for research and educational needs in Korean and Japanese studies; and develop and promote services and resources to enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of UC San Diego.

· Build and sustain strong and consistent communication channels between the Library; the Korean and Japanese Studies programs in both Arts & Humanities and IR/PS; affiliated programs and research units; and other departments and programs as assigned.

· Communicate effectively with colleagues, students and faculty to integrate information literacy within Korean and Japanese Studies programs.

· Design and deliver curriculum-integrated instruction and other learning activities in a variety of formats for Korean and Japanese Studies faculty and students.

· Develop and promote online subject guides and other information resources for assigned subject areas.

· Develop and maintain collections in Korean, Japanese, and English-language materials for Korean and Japanese Studies.

· Collaborate with librarians and staff in Content Acquisitions and Metadata Services regarding acquisitions, vendor selection, approval plans, and cataloging of Korean and Japanese language resources.

· Serve as the primary Korean and Japanese Studies specialist for research assistance.

Minimum Qualifications

· Professional degree from a library school, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services.

· Academic work in a field of study that includes knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures and cultures of Korea and Japan.

· Strong language skills in Korean and English, spoken and written.

· Ability to provide research assistance and participate in course-integrated instruction in assigned subject areas.

· Familiarity with electronic and scholarly resources for Korean and Japanese studies.

· Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

· Ability to plan, document, and complete projects.

· Excellent analytical, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.

· Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with diverse groups.

· Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

· Strong language skills in Japanese, spoken and written.

· Experience in working with overseas and domestic vendors in support of the acquisitions of information resources.

· Experience in developing working partnerships with academic units in a University setting.

Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active. Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date: Application consideration begins June 9, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to:

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00559

Please provide the following:

· A short application letter addressing your interest in leading this program and applicable qualifications

· A resume of education and relevant experience

· The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position

· A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:
http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp

AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.
Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

LEARN MORE

More information about this recruitment: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/jobs/

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Archival Assistant, Time Based Media Collection, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA

Carnegie Museum of Art's Conservation Department seeks an archival assistant to provide support for a grant-funded project to preserve and provide access to Carnegie Museum of Art's time-based media collection, specifically focused on the photographic and paper documentation, correspondence, books, periodicals, and ephemera related to the collection. The extent of the collection is roughly 430 linear feet. The successful candidate will work with the senior research associate to determine a strategy for assessing, processing, and storing the paper and photo files, and will create inventories and finding aids for these materials. Digitally scan selected documents and help to develop and implement naming and storage guidelines for the digital files. The goal of the project is to have the entirety of the photo and paper files inventoried, documented, and stored in our archives for increased accessibility to museum staff and outside researchers.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: This position requires an advanced understanding of archival standards and best practices, particularly pertaining to processing photographic and paper materials, including metadata standards and storage requirements. Knowledge of avant-garde film and video, art history, and/or museum studies is strongly preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong attention to detail and time-management skills; and the ability to work well with a wide array of staff members are critical. Must have the initiative to work without constant direct supervision and be able to carry out responsibilities accurately and on deadline. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs and Web-based research is required; will be expected to gain proficiency in KE EMu collections management software. Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or related fields (current students will be considered, provided they can commit to a full-time position), or an equivalent combination of academic training and work experience required. Some archival project experience strongly preferred. 

Work is primarily sedentary in nature, but the applicant must have the ability lift 40 pounds of items such as movie film cans, equipment, files, and possibly other items.

Visit http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/hr to apply.

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Online Courses Associate, Duke University, Durham NC

Duke's Online Education Initiative encourages innovation, experimentation, and learning from new approaches and tools for online teaching and learning. The Center for Instructional Technology (CIT) supports Duke faculty to advance these goals - developing over 20 massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) with over 1.6 million enrolled students.

The Online Courses Associate (OCA) plays a key role in the development and delivery of high quality learning for Duke's online initiatives. Working closely with world-class Duke faculty and CIT staff, the OCA assists with online course development, contributes to instructional technology support, and collaborates on innovative uses of technology in the academic community.

To excel in this role, you will need to be a curious problem-solver with the ability to communicate in both technical and non-technical terms. If you are excited about technology and its uses in education, then we'd love to talk with you.

Responsibilities

Course Projects:

  • Work with instructors to understand online course plans including necessary materials, teaching approaches, and student assessment
  • Upload materials to online course platform, monitor deployment of course materials, and troubleshoot problems
  • Monitor online course forums in assigned courses; help identify and resolve technical problems that occur while the course is active
  • Edit, review, test, and manage course video segments and other online course assets, including the copyright status of course assets
  • Maintain high quality assurance standards in the online course materials and course delivery
  • Track progress of course development timelines and maintain awareness of important aspects of each assigned project 

Instructional Technology Support:

  • Provide support for evaluation of online courses, including documenting best practices, collecting and summarizing statistics about course activities, and creating presentation materials about courses
  • Collect, review, update and supplement documentation for online course tools
  • Collaborate with the CIT technical team to test, document, and demonstrate software tools for online course development to faculty and staff
  • Train TAs and other support personnel to use the online course platform to prepare and manage courses
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Qualifications

All Duke University Library staff members are expected to demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors include: customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning, respect, and a commitment to diversity. 

Education

Required: Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with additional academic credentials which provide the knowledge required to effectively support faculty with the online course initiatives  

Experience

Required: One year of work experience relevant to job; detail oriented; highly organized and capable of managing a complex task schedule with minimal oversight; excellent communication skills; ability to work effectively with university instructors.

Preferred: Knowledge of Coursera and/or other online course development tools; teaching experience in a college or university setting; proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Documents, ScreenFlow; video production experience; initiative in identifying and solving challenges, developing new project ideas, and improving current processes.

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
  • Normal office environment

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Salary and Benefits                                        

Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.  The position is not eligible for University fringe benefits or moving, housing, or relocation expenses.

Hours

This position is a temporary, full-time position available forty hours per week between July 2014 and June 30, 2015. 

Environment

Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly, Music, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort.  Duke's library holdings of 6.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business. 

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at:  http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/.

Application

Send cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to: Teresa Tillman, Library Human Resources, at library-jobs@duke.edu.  Please include ASSOC in RESEARCH in the subject line.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

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Business Research Librarian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

The University of Pennsylvania seeks a proactive, service-oriented individual for the position of Business Research Librarian to provide high-quality, customer-focused business information services to the Wharton School of Business and the larger University of Pennsylvania community. Work collaboratively with other staff members of the Lippincott Library of the Wharton School in designing research and instructional services and selecting library resources, as well as project work within the larger Penn Libraries' system.

* Work with a team of five business librarians to deliver research/reference support services using a range of technologies.
* Develop and grow liaison relationships with several of the Wharton School's academic departments and Research Centers to support teaching, learning, and research activities.
* Plan, direct and implement special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities.
* Design and teach specialized classes and workshops that incorporate complex, rapidly evolving informational technologies, as well as traditional methods. 
* Create and maintain guides to information resources and other digital learning objects.
* Participate in evening and weekend service schedules.

 

Qualifications:

MLS degree or its equivalent in theory and practice and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Familiarity with commercial business databases. Understanding of basic business concepts and vocabulary. Business reference experience.

Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Ability to establish effective relationships with diverse constituencies including faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff. Evidence of initiative, creativity and a collaborative approach in past activities. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Fluency with web technologies and social media. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collegially. 

Preferred: Course work in business or relevant social science disciplines. Experience conducting library presentations or teaching in an academic environment. Familiarity with quantitative research tools such as STATASAS or R.

To apply: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/4035

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Children's Librarian II, Georgetown Branch, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne IN

RESPONSIBILITIES: Work in a beautiful and extremely busy branch to provide reference, & reader's advisory assistance to children and other patrons. Develop, plan, and actively carry out a creative and comprehensive program of activities for children and their care-givers, including storytelling, puppetry, craft sessions, and other events, to support the library's mission. Assist in collection development. Lead other staff in providing a warm and energetic program of services for children and adults. Perform outreach to schools, daycares and community groups to talk about programs and services available at the library. Encourage participation in the summer reading program and provide library tours and special programs or classes tailored to visiting groups of children. Serve on system-wide committees.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interest in and knowledge of children's literature. Comprehensive understanding of current trends & best practices in early literacy education, new media, social networking, computer hardware & software. Demonstrated
STEM related programing experience. Commitment to maintaining the branch's children's department as a commercial free space. Strong interpersonal communication skills for working with both children and adults. Keen ability to listen actively to patrons and interpret their questions in such a way that they receive what they need. Genuine liking and understanding of children and the general public served. Cooperative spirit, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Schedule will include day, evening and weekend hours.

If job is accepted, must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 50 LEU (Library Education Units) within five years.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES: Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION: Salary range minimum is $37,710.40. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary
insurance plans. Flexible spending account. Free parking. Relocation allowance.

APPLICATION: To complete an application for this position, please click on this link: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9442631 Applications for this position will be accepted for consideration through Sunday, June 1, 2014.

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Lower School Librarian, Saint David's School, New York NY

Reporting to the Library Curriculum Chair, the Lower School Librarian will 1) manage all aspects of the Lower School library including the acquisition and development of its collection, circulation, and related library/research skills curriculum integration and development; 2) work collaboratively with faculty,
students, and administrators in Pre-K through Grade III to serve their library and educational needs; 3) play a contributing role in the school-wide library/research program; 4) teach library classes; and 5) help cultivate a love and appreciation for books and literature.

The successful candidate would preferably hold a Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences; have 3 years of library experience in the elementary grades; possess excellent interpersonal communications skills; demonstrate knowledge of and fluency with emerging information and instructional technologies; and be a flexible, innovative thinker. The library welcomes applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds and beliefs who demonstrate an appreciation for the mission and philosophy of Saint David's School.


Cover letter, resume, and letters of reference should be sent to: positions@saintdavids.org. Attention: Ms. Gwen Kaplan

Saint David's School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The school will make all employment decisions for employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, creed, genetic predisposition, victim of domestic violence or any other basis protected by law.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Rice University, Houston MA

Rice University is seeking a dynamic, service-oriented Electronic Resources Librarian.  The successful candidate will work in a team environment as the primary resource person for all aspects of electronic  resources maintenance.  The position reports to the Head of Acquisitions in the Technical Services Department.

Specific areas of responsibility include acquisitions, license review, access management, receipt, records maintenance, product trials, management of EZProxy and the OpenURL link resolver (currently SFX) and working with the discovery layer (currently EDS).  The Electronic Resources Librarian supervises one FTE and works closely with vendors, IT staff, collection development librarians, cataloging staff, faculty and students.

Required Qualifications include:   ALA-accredited  master's degree in library or information science (may substitute an advanced degree (Master's or PhD) and an additional year of library experience above and beyond the requirement for the MLS degree); two years of library experience; excellent communication skills; an understanding of technical standards; strong analytical and problem-solving skills;strong commitment to customer service and thorough understanding of electronic product licensing terms.

Salary & benefits:  $52,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance and tuition waiver.

Environment:  Rice University provides a stimulating work environment, with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library (http://www.rice.edu/fondren) is a research library with more than 2.8 million volumes and more than 141,000 subscriptions, including titles available through aggregators.  The Library has a state-of-the-art off-site shelving facility.  An active program of digital resource delivery and development is grounded in successful collaboration among library and University staff from Digital Scholarship Services, other library departments and University information technology staff. The Technical Services Department is
committed to using both established and emerging methods to provide access to library materials.

Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city, with world-class visual and performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde.  The fourth largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of living and easy proximity to the Gulf Coast.  For more information, see:  http://www.explore.rice.edu/explore/General_Information.asp.

Applications received by June 18, 2014 will receive first consideration.  Please apply with cover letter, resumé, and the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references at: http://jobs.rice.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54226.


Inquiries:  Melinda Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or reagor@rice.edu.  Rice University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

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Technical Assistant, Lynnwood Library, Lynnwood WA

The Technical Assistant position will perform technical customer service and library support. The positions will include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays.  

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide training and assistance to customers in basic library skills including use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, electronic resources, and devices.
  2. Create and present programming targeted toward technology training or utilization for customer groups.
  3. Configure and install new or replacement hardware and/or software as instructed by IT staff. Ensure that routine/preventive maintenance on assigned equipment is completed, and provide troubleshooting, diagnosis, and minor repair of hardware and software. Work with IT to solve common hardware, software, and network problems on the phone or in-person.
  4. Provide support to community library staff on the use of computer hardware and software.
  5. Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.
  6. Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.
  7. May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or the building manager.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Prepares correspondences and reports.
  2. Participate on committees or teams as assigned.
  3. Trains new staff as needed.
  4. May serve as the volunteer coordinator of a community library.
  5. Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  6. Assists with special projects as required.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requried Knowledge, Skills, and Abilties:  

  1. Thorough knowledge of computer hardware, software, and peripheral equipment; Internet tools, such as online resources and search techniques.
  2. Thorough knowledge of library procedures for determining needs and interests of customers.
  3. Knowledge of library resources, programs and services in a public library.
  4. Strong customer service and communication skills.
  5. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  6. Ability to develop computer training materials and perform computer training effectively is required.
  7. Ability to use, diagnose, and troubleshoot computer hardware, software, peripheral devices, and Internet.
  8. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.
  9. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  10. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  11. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.

Education and Experience

  1. These skills and abilities typically are acquired through a combination of training and experience including a college-level education in computer or related field.
  2. Two years of experience providing customer service in a library or related setting.
  3. Two years of college level education or technical training preferred.

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Taxonomy Data Specialist, e-Commerce, Hoffman Estates IL

The Taxonomist partners with Research, Product Management, Engineering and Visual Designer, to combine art and science to create information architecture, navigation and taxonomy of the site that support effective product and information findability.

  • Develops taxonomies and attribute sets to improve product findability and shopping experience for Sears eCommerce sites 
  • Creates functional design and maintenance work for low to medium complexity projects using competitive research and input from cross-functional teams to ensure the taxonomy is development allowing our members to find products more efficiently. 
  • Provides/confirms work effort estimates for taxonomy projects to ensure deadlines are met. 
  • Conducts iterative evaluations of taxonomy design based on customer feedback (usability testing, interviews, cognitive walk-through, heuristic reviews). 
  • Develops proficiency in SHC  product data/content management system 
  • Completes ongoing maintenance JIRA requests related to taxonomy 
  • Identifies opportunities to improve taxonomy change management processes and communications

Responsibilities/Skills/Experience Requirements

BS/BA degree in related field required or equivalent professional work related experience.

Link to apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=1154791&PartnerId=455&SiteId=185&codes=IND

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Instructional Services Position, Marx Library, University of South Alabama, Mobile AL

Instructional Services Position, Marx Library, University of South Alabama

The Instructional Services Librarian designs, coordinates and works with other Reference librarians to implement effective library instruction for the Freshman Year Experience course and is also responsible for the assessment of all library instruction. The Instructional Services Librarian has liaison duties with at least one academic department and provides reference desk services as assigned, including evening and weekend rotations. This librarian will also perform other duties as assigned.

This is a twelve month tenure track, library faculty appointment, with a start date of August 15 2014 at the Assistant Librarian rank.

Qualifications: Earned master's degree from an ALA- accredited program. Experience with teaching and instruction. Knowledge of  technologies and systems in academic libraries and of information services. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills.

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Submit letter of application, CV or resume, official transcripts and three signed professional letters of reference to:


Kathy Wheeler, Chair Instructional Services Librarian Search Committee

Marx Library, University of South Alabama

5901 USA Drive North

Mobile, AL 36688

 or kwheeler@southalabama.edu

Candidates can view http://libguides.southalabama.edu/libraryjobs for more information about the position or http://www.cityofmobile.org for information about the Mobile area.

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Research Analyst, Visible Technologies, Boston MA or Seattle WA

Visible Technologies is seeking full and part-time Research Analysts to join our growing Insight Services team. The primary responsibility of this position is to help clients tie social intelligence to business objectives, leveraging the Visible Intelligence listening/analytics platform and Visible's proven research methodologies to answer client's business questions.

Research Analysts are energetic, intellectually curious and creative, possess a strong work ethic and a sense of humor. They feel comfortable multi-tasking and work well both independently and collaboratively. We're looking for a solid understanding of marketing/market research, demonstrable analytical experience and success -- both qualitative and quantitative -- with the ability to apply this experience to the emerging nature of social intelligence.

Visible's Insight Services team is a mix of full and part-time folks who work in Seattle, Boston or remotely, leveraging state-of-the-art collaboration tools to work closely with colleagues.   

Because of our ever-expanding list of multinational clients, we are seeking analysts who are fluent in the following languages:

 

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Russian
  • Hindi
  • Arabic
  • Polish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Indonesian/Malay
  • Vietnamese
  • Thai
  • Greek
  • Dutch

 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct and interpret quantitative and qualitative analysis of traditional and social media
  • Write reports and prepare client deliverables, weaving a coherent narrative relevant to key client business issues, goals, and objectives.
  • Work closely with Client and the Account Management team to define the research methodology
  • Work with Sales and in a business development capacity
  • Work with the Product Management team to assist in the definition of product features and functionality
  • Consult/present findings and research opportunities to clients

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Solid time management skills, with a strong ability to multi-task
  • Laser focus on detail
  • A resounding sense of urgency
  • Expert skills with manipulating numbers and charts in Excel, PowerPoint and MsWord
  • Five to 10 years working experience in research related field
  • PC experience with expert knowledge of the Microsoft suite of applications as well as solid Internet research skills.
  • Experience with data analysis, marketing research and online research is necessary; exposure to PR/Journalism/Marketing is helpful

 

Send your resume to: jobs@visibletechnologies.com

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Digital Research Services Librarian for the Sciences, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western University, Cleveland OH

Job Title: Digital Research Services Librarian for the Sciences

Job Description:

Title: Digital Research Services Librarian for the Sciences

Departments: Research Services; Digital Learning and Scholarship

Management Center: University General

Location: Kelvin Smith Library

Supervisor Name and Title: Brian Gray, Team Leader Research Services & Roger Zender, Team Leader, Digital Learning and Scholarship

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Digital Research Services Librarian (DRSL) is responsible for managing a balanced portfolio of four key activities in support of the programs in the sciences: (1) digital services; (2) client engagement; (3) collection management; and, (4) research support.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Digital services. Consult and partner with faculty and student researchers to support their research data life cycles by providing expertise in the digital project development and management (including tools, software, and repository).
  2. Client Engagement. Market to, educate and engage faculty and students about e-scholarship and forge new collaborations and relationships that extend the Libraries' capacity to support the University's interdisciplinary initiatives in the sciences. Meet regularly with faculty to learn about their research needs and delivering support in buildings across campus. Manage relationships including regularly promoting library resources and services, developing strategies and materials to promote curricular and academic goals, and conducting and analyzing user research through surveys, focus groups, etc. to ascertain the level of community satisfaction with library services.
  3. Collection Management. Participate in collection management, including the coordination, evaluation, and selection of print and electronic resources. Develop and implement collection policies and resource selection, qualitative and quantitative evaluation consistent with university programs and the library's strategic goals, and oversight and management of annual budget allocations.
  4. Research Support. Provide consultation and guidance for faculty and student to discover and manage print and electronic information resources effectively. Keep abreast of new models of research within the sciences, and develop formal and informal methods of engagement that highlight the Library's role in promoting and furthering this research.
  5. General Duties. Work closely with other team members to foster collaborative initiatives. Regularly engage in providing demonstrations to faculty and students of emerging scholarly resources and technologies.

 

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

CONTACTS

Department: The DRSL has regular contact with the Team Leaders to whom the position reports to ensure excellent service. The DRSL has moderate contact with staff on all levels of the organization to support the provision of library services. Occasional contact with managers and staff of other units in the library as required by projects.

University: The DRSL consults frequently with faculty, including assigned liaison faculty, faculty committees and other department administrators to determine teaching and research informational requirements to make appropriate information management decisions. Work regularly with faculty to develop, review, and improve information management policies and procedures. Consult occasionally with other campus librarians to coordinate information management decisions for the provision of library services. Consult with staff throughout the university to develop and implement programs for the delivery of services to students and faculty.

External: Participate in local, regional and national organizations to maintain a network of informational professionals. Infrequent to occasional collaboration with colleagues in OhioLINK and other academic libraries. Infrequent to occasional contact with vendors to support print and electronic resource selections in assigned subject areas.

Students: Frequent daily communication with students to provide assistance and information resources to support their education and research needs.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may supervise non-exempt staff, student employees, and temporary full or part-time workers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Licensing: An advanced degree in a science discipline (Master's degree required, doctoral degree preferred) An additional ALA-accredited MLS preferred.

Experience: The initial rank of the DRSL will be based upon the qualifications of the individual with regard to that person's professional knowledge, abilities and skills; contributions to the profession through service and scholarly endeavors; and, professional qualities consistent with university and library values. Required qualifications include: professional-level work experience in an academic library or equivalent research setting; demonstrable understanding of the research processes employed in a range of disciplines with particular focus on the research data lifecycle; demonstrated expertise employing digital tools for e-research, including big data management and curation, text mining, research practices relating to data, preservation, and retrieval; demonstrated ability to lead change. Desired qualifications include: demonstrated initiative and productivity working in team based projects and across organizational boundaries; knowledge of national and international best practices in digital scholarship and data curation; familiarity with data management requirements of federal agencies; experience with grant writing or data management plan development.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  1. Job Performance. Must demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills necessary to complete all job responsibilities, and demonstrate the potential for a promising career in the profession.
  2. Professional Knowledge, Abilities and Skills. Must possess an advanced degree in an academic discipline and the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities within one's area of specialization. For professional growth the individual focuses on developing and improving knowledge, skills, and abilities in that domain. Demonstrate a general level of expertise and competency to perform work at a professional level in the position to which the individual is appointed or assigned. Demonstrate knowledge of the mission, vision, goals and services of the library, and understands how to incorporate those within her/his own work. Has a general understanding of general management theories and practices.
  3. Professional Contributions. A record of professional contributions for initial appointment at this level is highly desirable, as well as demonstrated interest and ability to engage effectively in professional activities.
  4. Professional Qualities. Open to new ideas, and willing to share with others. Interested in engaging in continuous professional improvement.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

General office/library environment.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application information is available at https://employment.case.edu/psp/erecruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

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Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian (DLSL), Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western University, Cleveland OH

Job Title: Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian (DLSL)

Job Description:

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian (DLSL) position is a non-supervisory position that reports to the Digital Learning & Scholarship Team Leader.  The DLSL will vision and execute the future for the digital initiatives of the Library, including the institutional repository, data management and digitization best practices. The candidate is expected to work at a high level of performance, working independently and with initiative. The Librarian is responsible for managing a balanced portfolio of three key activities in support of the programs of the Digital Learning & Scholarship Librarian: (1) digital research and data management support, (2) relationship management, and (3) digital instruction.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Provide digital research and data management support for students and faculty, including meeting regularly with faculty and students to learn about their digital research and data management needs.
  2. Manage relationships including regularly promoting library resources and services, developing strategies and materials to promote curricular and academic goals, and conducting and analyzing user research through surveys, focus groups, etc. to ascertain the level of community satisfaction with library services.
  3. Monitor trends in digital library & IR areas within academia, providing the executive leadership team with the necessary information to ensure Case is prepared for potential changes by continually investigating and providing KSL leadership with expertise about emerging new trends, risks, opportunities, and resources and recommending possible courses of action.
  4. Identify and actively recruit content for IR. Manage the digitization workflow for projects destined for the IR, including the coordination of efforts by other teams involved in the process, including the establishing of standards and deadlines for an efficient workflow.
  5. Develop partnerships with faculty to provide high-quality instruction on digital tools that support the teaching, learning, and research processes. Deliver high quality instruction using a variety of techniques and formats. Provide instruction on use of the institutional repository (IR) and data management processes associated with IR use.
  6. Create and develop the necessary partnerships to support KSL IR and digital library services, including partnerships with ITS, colleges and academic departments, management centers, University circle institutions, and other regional and national academic institutions.
  7. Serve as an expert in institutional repositories to campus and the academic community
  8. Work with other team members to find new ways visualize and interact with the contents of the IR
  9. Lead the Digital Case Committee monthly meetings, using these meetings to identify digital case priorities and to discuss policies and procedures.
  10. Supervise and train DLSS students on the digitization standards and workflow processes to contribute to IR projects

 

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

CONTACTS

Department: The DLSL has regular contact with the Digital Learning & Scholarship Services Team Leader to ensure excellent service. The DLSL has moderate contact with staff on all levels of the organization to support the provision of library services. Occasional contact with managers and staff of other units in the library as required by projects.

University: The DLSL consults frequently with faculty, including assigned liaison faculty, faculty committees and other department administrators to determine teaching and research informational requirements to make appropriate information management decisions. Work regularly with faculty to develop, review, and improve information management policies and procedures. Consult occasionally with other campus librarians to coordinate information management decisions for the provision of library services. Consult with staff throughout the university to develop and implement programs for the delivery of services to students and faculty.

External: Participate in local, regional and national organizations to maintain a network of informational professionals. Infrequent to occasional collaboration with colleagues in OhioLINK and other academic libraries. Infrequent to occasional contact with vendors to support print and electronic resource selections in assigned subject areas.

Students: Frequent daily communication with students to provide assistance and information resources to support their education and research needs.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may supervise non-exempt staff, student employees, and temporary full or part-time workers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: The initial rank of the DLSL will be based upon the qualifications of the individual with regard to that person's professional knowledge, abilities and skills; contributions to the profession through service and scholarly endeavors; and, professional qualities consistent with university and library values.

Education/Licensing: Master's degree in a relevant discipline, with completion of a second advanced degree within the area of specialization preferred; BA/BS in a relevant discipline.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  1. Job Performance.  Must demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills necessary to complete all job responsibilities, and demonstrate the potential for a promising career in the profession.
  2. Professional Knowledge, Abilities and Skills.Must possess a master's degree in a relevant discipline and the foundational knowledge, skills and abilities within one's area of specialization.  For professional growth the individual focuses on developing and improving knowledge, skills, and abilities in that domain.  Demonstrate a general level of expertise and competency to perform work at a professional level in the position to which the individual is appointed or assigned.  Demonstrate knowledge of the mission, vision, goals and services of the library, and understands how to incorporate those within her/his own work.  Has a general understanding of general management theories and practices.
  3. Professional Contributions.   Not expected to have a record of professional contributions for initial appointment at this level, but should show an interest and ability to engage effectively in professional activities.
  4. Professional Qualities.  Open to new ideas, and willing to share with others.  Interested in engaging in continuous professional improvement. 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

General office/library environment.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application information is available at https://employment.case.edu/psp/erecruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

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Empire State Digital Network Technology Specialist, Metropolitan New York Library, New York NY

Empire State Digital Network Technology Specialist 
Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a nonprofit member services organization serving more than 260 libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage nonprofits in New York City and Westchester County. METRO has an almost 50-year tradition of providing a range of programs and services to its members, including grants, consultative and digital services, collaborative initiatives, and professional development and training. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to manage Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), a statewide initiative to deliver content from New York's cultural heritage institutions to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The ESDN Technology Specialist is a full-time, newly created position for one year with the possibility of extension. This position is open to early-career and experienced information professionals. Candidates should be enthusiastic about supporting expanded access to digital collections from New York libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions via the DPLA.

In coordination with the ESDN Manager and Metadata Specialist, the Technology Specialist will participate in the implementation of key technologies to meet ESDN program objectives. This person will focus on developing the technical processes necessary to accomplish required data manipulation and transformations. The Technology Specialist will configure open-source tools and will develop custom programming solutions to streamline project workflows as needed. Creativity, flexibility and the ability to experiment and invent will be essential.

IF YOU FILL THIS POSITION, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO:
  • Work as a flexible member of a small, highly-collaborative team.
  • Configure REPOX and other ingest, harvest, and data normalization tools for ESDN project needs. 
  • Work closely with ESDN Manager and Metadata Specialist to write and apply XSLT data transformations according to defined project specifications.
  • Select, configure and manage technology solutions for data normalization tasks as needed.
  • Provide programming and technical support for all components of multiple ESDN workflows.
  • Envision, develop and implement custom programming solutions to streamline data ingest, remediation, and transformation processes as needed.
  • Work closely with METRO Digital Services Manager to provide technical support for METRO administered collections in Fedora/Islandora as needed.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:
  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or a related degree.
  • Experience working in a library, archive or cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, non-profit, or professional organization.
  • Experience with standard software and web application development tools and programming languages and technologies including JavaScript, Python, JSON, and Ruby.
  • Strong working knowledge of XML, XPath/XQuery, and XSLT required.
  • Knowledge of library practices and data formats including XML, OAI-PMH, MODS, MARC, and Dublin Core.
  • Experience installing and configuring open-source software tools relevant to LAMs digital collections and specifically to databases and repositories.
  • Ability to administer PHP/MySQL applications.
  • Experience working with version control systems.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
POSITION DETAILS:
This position will remain open until filled. The ESDN Technology Specialist works in collaboration with the ESDN Manager and Technology Specialist. The salary range is $60,000-70,000, commensurate with skills and experience. METRO provides excellent benefits, pension, and leave package. Position may entail four-day, 35-hour workweek. METRO's offices are located at 57 E. 11th Street in New York City. Remote employment within the mid-Atlantic region will be considered.

APPLICATION DETAILS:
The application period ends May 30th, 2014. Please send a resume or cv and a cover letter as a PDF attachment to info@metro.org with "ESDN Technology Specialist" in the subject line. No phone calls please.
 
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Library Director, Hillsboro Public Library, Portland OR

City of Hillsboro

Library Director

$97,218 - $127,932

 

The Hillsboro Public Library is a department of the City of Hillsboro, as well as one of 12 Washington County Cooperative Services member libraries that share a countywide collection of over 1,600,000 items. The Library provides materials and services to help community residents of all ages and cultural backgrounds meet their informational, educational, professional and recreational needs. Additionally, the Library serves the community by being inclusive, inviting and informative, while always upholding the Library's core values.

 

The Library Director plans, organizes, directs and supervises the activities and personnel of the City Library system. In addition, the Director serves as a member of the professional advisory body of the library system consortium, WCCLS. Directing and managing 110 (52 full time) Library employees throughout four divisions, the Director oversees budget preparation and expenditures with divisional recommendation, including managing the $8M annual budget. 

 

The City of Hillsboro seeks a Library Director with a proven track record of success in creating innovative programs that expand beyond traditional library services. The successful candidate maintains awareness of current trends and is proactive in looking for opportunities to innovate, reinvent and evolve. The Director strives to develop and maintain positive long-term relationships with the entire community, focuses efforts on implementing and ensuring progress of the Library's strategic plan and drives creativity and innovation within the Library system. The ideal candidate is an active member of the community and enjoys engaging with the public and effectively communicating the value of the library.

 

Extensive library organization and management experience specifically comprehensive knowledge of public library services, including planning and development principles, practices and methods applicable to a municipal setting is required. Specific knowledge of the operational characteristics, services and activities of a comprehensive city library program, including facilities and information technology management are essential. Experience participating in a multi-library cooperative or federation highly desired. A Master's Degree in Library Science required.

 

View Full Position Profile At: http://www.waldronhr.com/images/stories/Position_Specifications/hillsboro_library_director.pdf

 

The City of Hillsboro complies with the letter and spirit of the Equal Employment Opportunity and American with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAA) laws in its employment process. For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter expressing how your interest and accomplishments align with our needs to candidates.waldronhr.com no later than June 22, 2014.

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Managing Librarian I, Monroe Library, Monroe WA

The Managing Librarian I is responsible for managing all operations of the library, assuring effective operation of a full array of services to local and regional customers. This position includes mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekend hours. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.
 

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, develop, and direct programs to serve the needs of customers of all ages in the library service area and promote the mission and objectives of the Library District
  • Direct the operation and maintenance of the library's physical facilities and equipment
  • Direct the quality of reference work by staff and perform effective reference services
  • Provide effective direction to assigned staff to assure the quality of public service; interview, select, and train staff; coach staff and arrange for or facilitate continuing training
  • Assure the fiscal soundness of library operations; develop operating and capital budgets; negotiate and obtain budget approvals from local government officials; monitor and report expenditures compared to budget and initiate needed corrective actions to maintain fiscal integrity; direct daily accounting transactions for the library; review and approve purchases
  • Perform effective library and reference collection management to provide for a materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of the library's customers through research
  • Perform effective community relations and promote library programs through presentations and negotiations with local government officials and various organizations
  • Act as Sno-Isle's contact with city staff; liaison to local library board and staff support for local Friends of the Library.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Requires substantial knowledge of library operation and administration; direction of library staff; advanced reference and bibliographic search methods and systems; collection management; fiscal administration; Library District policies and procedures; and public/community relations policies and methods.

Requires the ability to supervise staff in a manner that enhances performance and assures quality public service; manage physical facilities and library collections; administer budgets and fiscal assets; speak and understand English; make personal presentations to various public groups; work cooperatively and have favorable relations with public and co-workers. An incumbent may occasionally lift and/or move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds.

These skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of experience and training including a required Master's degree in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, the ability to obtain a Washington State Librarian certificate upon employment, and a minimum of four years of related practice in librarianship with a minimum of one year of supervisory experience.

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Senior Ontologist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN

What if your career could change your life?

 

Perhaps you imagine being part of a team where your colleagues inspire you to stretch and grow beyond your boundaries. Maybe you are looking for a purpose in life that gives you an opportunity to be part of a lasting legacy. Mayo Clinic has a legacy of inspiring hope and contributing to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research. You'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect and most importantly, a life-changing career.

 

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN is currently seeking a Senior Ontologist. The candidate will provide leadership in the development, management and implementation of the Mayo Consumer Vocabulary to support navigation systems, search mechanisms, search engine optimization and personalized delivery of health information and services for Mayo Clinic Global Products and Services. The Senior Ontologist works collaboratively in cross functional teams to assess ontology needs to support product development across the department. This individual evaluates content domains, conducts content audits and analysis to inform the ongoing development of the Mayo Consumer Vocabulary. The candidate will supervise and direct ontology specialists and manage projects requiring substantial intra-organizational coordination.

A Master's of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or comparable degree in areas such as information systems, knowledge management, or computer science is required. Five years' experience in ontology/taxonomy development and management is also required. The candidate must have a proven track record of leading ontology/taxonomy implementation for the complete life cycle of a web product or technology. Experience with RDF/OWL, SKOS, and SPARQL is preferred. 

Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. You'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect -- and most importantly, a life-changing career. We invite you to join our diverse team as we provide health, hope and healing to people from all walks of life.

 

CLICK HERE to apply online and learn more about Mayo Clinic and the vast array of opportunities that await you.

 

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Technical Services Librarian (Slavic Language Emphasis), Catalog Department, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland OH

The Cleveland Public Library seeks a dynamic individual to catalog and process Cyrillic and Eastern European material, as well as English books.  Other duties may be required.  

 

Required: Advanced reading knowledge of at least one language using the Cyrillic alphabet, ALA Accredited Master's Degree with cataloging course work.  Cataloging experience preferred.  Salary:  $50,998.74. 

 

For more information, and/or to apply, please visit www.cpl.org.  Applications due June 8, 2014.

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IT Specialist, General Services Administration, Washington DC

Do you have a passion for search and helping the public find good, relevant search results? Do you enjoy being part of a small, innovative team? Apply to work with us on DigitalGov Search, GSA's award-winning hosted service that powers the search box on 1,500 government websites.

http://search.digitalgov.gov/blog/job-opening.html 

Applications are being accepted now through May 23, 2014. Apply online at:

This brief posting period is because of our interest in accelerating the hiring process and shouldn't be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.

About Us

We're a commercial-grade service that gives the public a great search experience on government websites. With about 20 million searches each month, we power the search box on some of the most visited government websites, including NASA.gov, SocialSecurity.gov, USA.gov, USCIS.gov, WhiteHouse.gov, and 12 states' websites. It's so easy to take for granted. You go to a website, enter a term in the search box, and find the results you're looking for. But imagine the cost and time involved if every government agency and website had to acquire and run its own search engine. We take that burden off agencies' hands. By using free or low-cost commercial APIs and open source software, we currently provide the service free to any federal, state, or local agency.

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Interlibrary Loan/Technical Services Librarian, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston TX

Are you highly motivated, able to work both independently as well as part of a team?  Do you thrive in an environment where YOU get to be the expert at what you do?  Have you worked in Interlibrary Loan?  And, very importantly, are you customer-friendly?

If so, the University of Texas School of Public Health Library has an opening for you!  We are seeking an Interlibrary Loan Librarian with additional skills in cataloging to assist with ongoing projects.

The UTSPH Library is on the current upgrade version of ILLiad which is hosted by OCLC.  We are moving from Ariel to Odyssey and would like to implement other time-saving features of ILLiad as well.  This is a small volume operation; the person hired for this position will be our resident expert and oversee customization of ILLiad as well as provide guidance for the ILL team and manage workflows as well as create procedure manuals.

In terms of cataloging: The UTSPH Library is a member of the Texas Health Science Libraries Consortium (THSLC) and is a beta partner with ProQuest for the Intota system.  The THSLC is preparing to move from the Voyager LMS to Intota.  The Head of Technical Services at UTSPH would provide guidance on projects as we move forward.

If any of this sounds interesting to you and you have the requisite experience, please consider applying for the UTSPH Library Interlibrary Loan/Technical Services Librarian position:
https://jobs.uth.tmc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=397660

The University of Texas School of Public Health is part of the University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston (UTHealth), located in the Texas Medical Center.  UTSPH is the largest school of public health in Texas with approximately 1450 graduate students and 150 faculty in Houston, Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, and San Antonio.  The UTSPH Library is small-ish with a staff of 4 librarians, 2 paraprofessionals and 3 graduate student assistants.  We have an extensive ejournal and ebook collection as a result of our relationships with UT System, THSLC, and the TMC Library.  The staff at the UTSPH Library provides an excellent level of service to our students, staff, and faculty, and has consistently received high marks in student satisfaction in the annual exit interview questionnaire.

All applications should be directed to the URL above.  Please do not send resumes to the UTSPH Library Director.

Please note: the University does not provide funds for job interview travel expenses nor does it provide funds for relocation.

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Head of Reference and Research Services, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
University of California, Berkeley

Head of Reference and Research Services
The Bancroft Library
Hiring range: Associate Librarian IV - Librarian II
$59,352 - $79,536 per annum, based on qualifications
This is a full-time, career-track appointment available starting July 2014.

The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, seeks a Head of Reference and Research Services to manage the services provided to general and advanced scholars. The Head, Reference and Research Services manages and coordinates a diverse staff of generalists, specialists, and volunteers who provide the services needed for all readers making use of Bancroft's research collections at the library and online. In addition to serving as a Bancroft liaison to faculty and students conducting research in a variety of fields, the Head supports the campus community through specialized reference service and instructional programs, as well as providing general reference service in Bancroft.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premier public universities that serves 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and 1,500 faculty members. The Library is comprised of approximately 20 libraries, including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, The Bancroft Library, and the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, offering extensive collections in all formats, and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. The Library is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), and is an active participant in the California Digital Library (CDL). Discover more about the Library and our initiatives through our website at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu.

The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of rare materials in the West. Its holdings include more than 600,000 volumes, 60,000,000 manuscripts (60,000 linear feet), 8,200,000 photographs and other pictorial materials, 86,000 microforms, 300,000 digital images, and 35,000 maps, as well as numerous other categories of unique material. The two largest collections are the Bancroft Collection of Western and Latin Americana and the Rare Books Collection. The latter comprises approximately 100,000 volumes ranging from a substantial collection of Egyptian papyri from as early as 2000 B.C. through medieval and early modern manuscripts and books (including more than four hundred incunabula) to important holdings in more recent periods of European, English, and American culture in such diverse fields as modern fine typography, contemporary poetry (concentrating on California poets), and certain major modern British and American authors. Bancroft is also home to four research groups: the Regional Oral History Office; the Mark Twain Papers; the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri; and the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. The Rare Books Collection has special emphases on the Enlightenment and on books by and about women from the fifteenth century to the present. It also includes collections of fine bindings, medieval and early modern manuscripts, pamphlets documenting the French Revolution, and African-American literature.

Responsibilities

The Head of Reference and Research Services (HRRS) of The Bancroft Library manages an operation supported by twenty-five librarians, library assistants, student library employees, and volunteers, drawn from several units of The Bancroft Library and the Doe/Moffitt Libraries. The HRRS directly manages a staff of five career staff members, approximately three full-time-equivalent student library employees, and two full-time equivalent volunteers. In addition, the HRRS coordinates the staffing of the registration, circulation, and reference desks, drawing on staff of Bancroft's Public Services Division, librarians and higher-level staff from other administrative units of The Bancroft Library as well as a five-percent assignment from a librarian of the Moffitt Library. Managing such a diverse group of staff from various administrative units and the public requires solid collaborative skills to assure the success of Reference and Research Services at The Bancroft Library.

The HRRS, a senior professional in The Bancroft Library, reports directly to the Deputy Director of The Bancroft Library and is responsible for overseeing the Heller Reading Room, for maintaining appropriate security and correct procedures in the handling of special collections in the Reading Room and seminar rooms, for developing and maintaining public service policies and procedures, planning and coordinating the public face of reader services to the academic community, budgeting Bancroft Reference and Research Services, and directly supervising the staff of Public Services, who have responsibility for operations and services related to the collections and their use by scholars, students, and other readers. The HRRS functions as a general curator for the entire array of Bancroft collections, working collegially with the specialist collection curators and directors of Bancroft research groups, and assuring fulfillment of the standards and goals of The Bancroft Library in its relation to the University community. The incumbent serves as a member of the Bancroft Library Management Advisory Group, the Bancroft Collection Management Group, and other administrative bodies within Bancroft and the University Library.

The HRRS performs a key liaison role within the Library, working closely with Bancroft's collection curators and research group directors, and with faculty, students, visiting scholars, and other readers, helping to coordinate and schedule with curators and other Bancroft specialists certain exhibitions and faculty-conducted seminars within Bancroft. The incumbent may also be called upon to join campus faculty in conducting seminars in Bancroft's seminar rooms. The incumbent is also the primary liaison with visiting dignitaries, the staff of the University Library, and public services and reference librarians in other University Library departments and branches. The HRRS plays an active role in University Library committees. The HRRS shares responsibility with other Bancroft staff for Web coordination and exhibitions scheduled for the Bancroft gallery. The HRRS works closely with Bancroft's other curators in scheduling, preparing, and publicizing exhibitions, lectures, symposia, receptions, and other public events.

The HRRS hires, trains, and manages library assistants and student library employees. These employees maintain the stacks; retrieve and return collections stored remotely; and assemble and service items selected for class use in Bancroft's several seminar rooms. In consultation with appropriate curators, they retrieve and examine items requested for possible loan to exhibitions within Bancroft, the University Library, and elsewhere. The HRRS trains the reading room staff for the Magnes Collection.

The HRRS (in consultation with the Deputy Director and appropriate curators) also manages the rights and permissions for publication (in all media) of items in all the Bancroft collections, with the exception of rights and permissions related to certain parts of the Magnes Collection, which are supervised by the Magnes Curator.

The HRRS has the responsibility to select works for the reference collections maintained near Bancroft's reading room that complement the specialized research collections at Bancroft.

The HRRS functions continually as an ambassador of The Bancroft Library in dealing with the Berkeley faculty and students, the general and specialized readers who use Bancroft, the antiquarian book trade, private collectors, other librarians at Berkeley and in the broader professional and donor communities.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Qualifications

Minimum Basic Qualification Required by Time of Application
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree at the time of application

Additional Required Qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience with demonstrated success as a reference librarian in a special collections, rare book, or research library
  • Good knowledge of North American, Latin American, British, and European literature and cultural history
  • Proficiency in at least one modern European language (Spanish preferred)
  • Two or more years of management and supervisory experience

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in selecting works appropriate to serve as part of a standing reference collection
  • Experience in coordinating and leading seminars for instruction of students from academic programs
  • Experience in managing rights and permissions for publication based on Bancroft resources
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Exhibit initiative and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, student, and community members

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

As a management position, this librarian position is not represented by a bargaining unit and is covered by the UC Academic Personnel Manual (APM).

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. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by May 22, 2014.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00421. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: Submit applications online at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone:(510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

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Associate University Librarian (AUL), Oregon Health & Science University, Portland OR


The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library in Portland seeks a creative, dynamic, and innovative Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Content Management and Systems (CMS).

The Institution:

OHSU is the state's only comprehensive academic health center and is made up of the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing; College of Pharmacy; numerous Centers and Institutes; OHSU Healthcare; and related programs. With over $340 million in annual funded research, OHSU has just launched the Knight Cancer Challenge, a $1 billion campaign. The OHSU Library, the largest health sciences library in Oregon, serves the faculty, staff, and students of OHSU, as well as health professionals and residents of the State of Oregon. The OHSU Library staff provides services in support of teaching, research, and patient care.

The OHSU Library Content Management and Systems department has three main areas of focus: collection development, acquisitions, and resource management; digital collections and metadata; and data, systems, and technology. With a $3.6 million annual budget, CMS provides diverse collections in support of world-class clinical, research, and academic programs. Digital initiatives are a major priority, from special collections to new modes of scholarly communication. In support of library and campus programs, most library systems are being migrated to cloud-based solutions.

Two unique features of the OHSU Library are the Ontology Development Group (ODG) and the relationship with the Orbis Cascade Alliance (the Alliance). Through local, national, and international partnerships, ODG strives to promote research innovations, service development, and education through semantically enabled technologies for the purposes of data management and publication, research reproducibility, and the building of novel tools for biomedical data exploration. An active participant in the Alliance, the OHSU Library is implementing the consortium's ambitious Strategic Agenda to push boundaries, change the landscape, and inspire the profession. OHSU Library staff members have played key roles in the Alliance shared ebook collection, collaborative technical services, consortium-wide migration a cloud-based Shared Integrated Library System, and other initiatives. The Library also includes Administration, Historical Collections and Archives, and Information and Research Services Departments.

The Position:

Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL for Content Management and Systems provides leadership, vision, and management for the OHSU Library's collections, content creation and dissemination, and systems and web development programs. As a senior member of the library management team, this position takes an active part in strategic planning; sets goals and objectives; serves on the Library Council which includes representatives from management, professional, and classified staff; supervises 5.0 FTE of professional, 4.0 FTE of library technician, and 1.0 FTE of student staff; and collaborates with campus, community, and regional partners to provide services to the OHSU education, research, and clinical communities, and residents of the State of Oregon. As a member of the Library Faculty, the AUL for Content Management and Systems participates in planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to health sciences services, collections, and technologies. This position requires scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession.

Required Qualifications: Accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g. library, information, or computer science); 8 years of professional experience in an academic library or equivalent, 5 years of supervisory experience, and work experience in a health or biomedical science environment; demonstrated success in mentoring, developing, and empowering staff with a collaborative and open approach; positive leadership style and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; experience with strategic planning and project management; proven ability to develop and manage budgets; established record of successful partnerships with campus and consortial organizations; demonstrated success in developing, managing, and providing access to physical and electronic collections; broad knowledge of metadata strategies, data representation, and their application in health sciences and libraries; experience with change management; history of scholarship, teaching, and/or active leadership in professional organizations.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with academic health sciences research; champion of teamwork and collaboration; evidence of initiative and flexibility; success in obtaining grant funding; experience with assessment methodologies and tools; extensive knowledge of and practical experience with information technology; active membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals or equivalent.

Rank and Salary: This is a non-tenured, twelve-month faculty position at the level of Associate Professor or Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $65,000.

Applications and Nominations: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com<http://ohsujobs.com> and search for position IRC 43073. 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. OHSU is an AA/EO employer.

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2014-2015 Graduate Assistantship, James E. Brooks Library, Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA

Graduate Assistantship Available for 2014-2015

James E. Brooks Library

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

 

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 Becky Severin, Administrative Assistant, at severinb@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/

AA/EOE TITLE IX INSTITUTION - TDD 509-963-2143

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Librarian, Milken Community Schools, Los Angeles CA

Milken Community Schools is a Jewish non-orthodox community day school in Los Angeles, California, serving 750+ students in grades 7-12.  Milken Community Schools is seeking an innovative and energetic librarian with vision and experience for a 21st century library.  

 

Job Duties:

  • Supervise students' use of the Library

 

  • Promote the Information Literacy Program and teach students research skills

 

  • Work with faculty and staff to further develop their students' Information Literacy skills

 

  • Produce bibliographies and pathfinders

 

  • Copy catalog books, ebooks, audiobooks and videos entering the Library's collection

 

  • Suggest acquisitions to the Director of Library Services

 

  • Assist with collection inventories and weeding

 

  • Maintain the Library's Web site

 

  • Work with the Library Assistant to generate and distribute overdue notices

 

  • Work with parent and student volunteers

 

  • Promote reading through organizing a monthly student/faculty book club

 

 

 

 

 

Job Requirements:

 

  • MLS or MLIS degree

 

  • Expertise in school librarianship and secondary education

 

  • Facility with MARC cataloging, online databases and interlibrary loan

 

  • Ability to work effectively in a collegial environment and with adolescents

 

Please send resume and cover letter to David Kates, Director of Library Services, by email: dkates@milkenschool.org.

 

 

 

 

Final deadline: 5/30/2014

 

 

 

 

Salary based on experience.  Milken Community Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Library Director, New York Medical College, Valhalla NY

New York Medical College (NYMC) is a leading health sciences university and biomedical research, clinical care and teaching institution, invites applications for the position of Lillian Hetrick Huber Director of the Health Sciences Library (HSL). The Library director reports directly to the Chancellor (CEO) and provides dynamic leadership and oversight for the HSL of NYMC.  The Director assures the delivery of high quality academic and knowledge-based resources and tools that align the library's strategic plan with the goals of the College and University System, notably: the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and the School of Health Sciences and Practice, Graduate Medical Education, clinical affiliations, and all university programs and initiatives as appropriate. The applicant needs to be qualified for appointment to both a faculty and to an administrative position.  

Please send CV with cover letter including salary requirement to:recruiter@nymc.edu. A detailed description of the position can be found at http://www.nymc.edu/DirectorHSL. EOE

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Integrated Social Sciences Librarian, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle WA

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to providing a range of services to the online Integrated Social Sciences undergraduate degree and Evening Degree Completion Programs administered by UW Professional and Continuing Education. The librarian provides assistance to program-specific students, staff, and faculty using a range of educational techniques and technologies, and ensures that they are provided with quality reference and research assistance, instruction, and other appropriate services and support as described in the UW Libraries' Subject Librarian Position Description Framework. The librarian is an active member of the Libraries Teaching and Learning Group, and works closely with members of the Libraries' Educational Outreach Team to develop services and tools for hybrid and online instructional efforts.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  •   Provides consultation and instruction services to students enrolled in UW's online undergraduate degree in Integrated Social Sciences in collaboration with the Social Sciences subject librarians.
  •   Coordinates library service to the Undergraduate Evening Degree Completion Program, including the major in Social Sciences, providing regular orientations and student consultations.
  •   Creates and maintains diverse learning objects to support instruction and research, including subject and course guides (using Libguides), video tutorials, and university courseware.
  •   Collaborates with the Instructional Design & Outreach Services Librarian in developing and promoting tools and services for in-person, hybrid, and online information literacy instruction.
  •   Participates in staffing the Libraries' virtual reference and information service.
  •   Participates with colleagues in recruiting, training, and supporting student staff who provide outreach services to students, faculty, and librarians involved in fee-based degree programs.


Required Qualifications

  •   Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  •   Undergraduate or graduate degree in a social sciences area.
  •   Experience or strong interest in planning and providing information literacy instruction.
  •   Experience or strong interest in using online learning tools and technologies.
  •   Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  •   Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  •   Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  •   Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.


Preferred Qualifications

  •   One to three years of experience working in public services in an academic library.
  •   Demonstrated experience planning and providing information literacy instruction in a course management system or other online environment.
  •   Evidence of engagement with current and emerging educational technology trends, particularly as they contribute to meeting the needs of researchers in the social sciences.
  •   Demonstrated experience working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively with colleagues, faculty and students.
  •   Experience with Libraries assessment projects and initiatives.


For more information, see the official notice of vacancy here: 
http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/librarians/integrated-social-sciences-librarian

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Research Specialist for GIS, Digital Humanities Center, University of Rochester, Rochester NY

POSITION SUMMARY: The River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester seeks an innovative, collaborative GIS Librarian. The GIS Librarian will report to the Head of the Digital Humanities Center (DHC) and support GIS initiatives and projects across the disciplines with a particular focus in the humanities. Working closely with the Head of the Center, the Research Specialist will consult with faculty and students on specific GIS projects in support of their research, teaching, and learning activites. A priority for the Digital Humanities Center is working with faculty to integrate GIS data resources into their research and curriculum. The Research Specialist will work closely with all subject librarians and the Data Librarian in outreach efforts to identify and support GIS opportunities in the disciplines. Current initiatives in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rochester include the Virtual St. Georgeâ??s Project led by History Professor Mike Jarvis, and a new course, Digital Cityscapes, led by German Professor June Hwang. The ideal candidate will have a record of innovation and creativity in making GIS tools accessible, understandable, and applicable to an academic audience.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Research & Teaching Support: Consults with faculty and students on specific GIS projects in support of their research and teaching in the humanities Develops services to assist faculty in finding and applying geospatial data Provides research assistance, classroom presentations, and instruction on the use of GIS tools and software Collaborates on the development and implementation of library and university projects that involve the use of geospatial data Faculty & Staff Outreach Promotes the integration of GIS into teaching and research through active participation with faculty and students Works closely with subject librarians in outreach efforts to identify and support GIS opportunities in their disciplines Grant Sponsored Research Supports the Historic Bermuda Project, the Bragdon Archive Project, the Seward Family Papers Project, and other projects as needed depending on grant funded priorities Professional Development, Assessment, and Service Monitors trends in GIS applications to teaching and research Maintains professional collaborations with RCL colleagues, University IT, and other campus stakeholders Participates in long term planning, conducts ongoing assessment of services and develops web-based guides and other research tools as needed Collaborates on special projects and serves on committees and working groups as needed to support the River Campus Libraries Strategic Priorities Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library or Information Science; demonstrated proficiency using GIS software and spatial data, including ArcGIS and other ESRI software products; web development skills; the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to academic library service excellence, the ability to work effectively within a diverse academic community, a demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team environment, and evidence of innovation in delivering library services.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with data visualization tools and software and concepts as related to geospatial information; experience creating and maintaining appropriate geospatial data models and metadata; experience managing a geospatial imagery collection; GIS professional certification; instruction experience and expertise in teaching and learning in higher education. This document describes typical duties and is not meant to limit management from assigning other duties as required. The Libraries, the University, and the Area: The Digital Humanities Center, located in the Rush Rhees Library, is a specialized learning unit whose mission is to assist faculty and students in integrating digital tools and resources in teaching and learning, and to serve as a partner for other University of Rochester groups engaged in interdisciplinary scholarship. The DHCs other professional staff positions include a director, programmer, and digitization specialist. The DHCs digitization program is a service point that facilitates digital access to library materials for classroom use, curricular support and scholarship, and provides support for the preservation of, and access to born digital scholarship and web-based scholarly initiatives. Current projects include Virtual St. Georges, the construction of a 3D model of historic St. Georges, Bermuda with History Professor Michael Jarvis, Digital Cityscapes, with German Professor June Hwang, and the Bragdon Archive Project, with History Professor Joan Rubin and Art and Art History Professor Joan Saab.

The University of Rochester Libraries belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and has collections of nearly 3.75 million volumes and more than 28,000 active serial titles. The River Campus Libraries, the largest of three library systems at the University of Rochester, is a leader in user-centered design research, institutional repositories, and web-based services. Recent projects include a multi-year ethnographic study of undergraduates, two IMLS-funded projects to study how faculty and graduate students conduct research and Andrew W. Mellon foundation grants to design and develop open source discovery tools. The River Campus Libraries are currently finishing the first year of a five year strategic plan centered on transitioning to a digital future which promises to be a very exciting time for a motivated, innovative professional wishing to join our team. For more information on the Libraries, please consult our website: www.library.rochester.edu The University of Rochester is the sixth largest private employer in New York State and one of the nations leading private universities with over 5,000 undergraduates and 3200 graduate students on the River Campus.

Located in Rochester, New York, the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Among the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the country, Greater Rochester has earned a reputation as one of the most livable communities in the nation. Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and gateway to the scenic Finger Lakes, Rochester offers 1.1 million residents the amenities of a metropolitan area with a quality of life not available in many urban regions. Rochester is recognized as one of the most affordable housing markets in the country where the prospect of owning a house is a possibility. Newsweek has consistently listed several high schools in the metropolitan area as among the best in the country. The metropolitan area boasts 20,000 acres of parkland and offers year-round recreational opportunities for those who like to be outdoors in all seasons. In addition to hosting past PGA and Ryder cup tournaments and the annual LPGA tour, Rochester is also home to top-level minor league baseball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse teams. For more information about living in Rochester, see www.rochestermadeforliving.com

Application deadline is May 15, 2014 . Please apply online and ALSO send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Kelley Kitrinos Rush Rhees Library University of Rochester Rochester, NY 14627 RCLHR@library.rochester.edu The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

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Taxonomy Analyst, eTouch, San Jose CA

eTouch Systems is looking for "Taxonomy Analyst" for a requirement with direct client of ours. To apply, send latest resume with a daytime contact to sraghuram@etouch.net or call 510-795-4800 * 183 for details.

Location: San Jose CA
Title: IT Analyst - TAXONOMY
Duration: 12 months
Please note: We are not seeking a generic Business Analyst rather an Analyst with specialty experience in the area of Ontology/Taxonomy and search experience.

Job Description:
- Developing, mapping, evaluating, and maintaining taxonomies
- Conducting user research, usability testing Interviewing stakeholders, subject matter experts, and end users
- Support taxonomy implementation
- Support integration of content-, document-, taxonomy-management tools, search engines etc.

Required Skills and Qualifications
- Experience working in document management space
- Experience with taxonomy, metadata, controlled vocabularies, and classification
- Excellent attention to detail
-Very strong communication, both written and verbal.
-Ability to lead/direct small focused groups of individuals.
-Experience in dealing with key business stakeholders in a professional manner including client engagement and building relationships with business and partnering technology teams.

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Library/Knowledge Management Intern, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN

Library/Knowledge Management Intern
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 Fellowship given appropriate demonstration of skills/knowledge and successful completion of initial training.

The internship is designed to provide training in a dynamic health care environment where interns have unique opportunities for advanced training in health science librarianship, knowledge management research, and biomedical informatics. It also offers unique exposure to all facets of a dynamic, innovative and internationally-recognized academic medical center library. The work schedule is primarily Monday-Friday, but includes 3-4 half-days/year on a weekend.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience
Requires a master's degree in library/information science. Candidates with special library experience, a science background or a second degree in a relevant field are preferred.

Desired Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess:

*        proven high-level oral and written communication skills

*        an evident passion for learning more about health-science topics and genetic concepts

*        strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills

*        a high level of self-direction and motivation, demonstrated attention to detail, and customer service skills

*        effective time management and prioritization skills that yield satisfactory results when pressured for time or when significant challenges arise

*        ability to easily adapt to change, including duty re-assignment as needed to best reflect the needs of the organization

*        an evident interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to the profession through research projects and scholarly communication

*        a proactive, professional attitude towards searching the literature, combined with a passion for learning how to best filter information from a variety of biomedical resources and databases

*        proficiency with technology use and social media communication

*        the ability to prioritize and work both independently and as part of a team

*        a desire to work in a fast paced, highly demanding and dynamic environment where personalized medicine and pharmacogenetics are top priorities.

Goals and Projects
In addition to working with essential library products and services, interns experience a variety of exciting responsibilities such as developing library research projects and scholarly communications; working with researchers; enhancing knowledge management tools; providing filtered and evidence-based information services to VUMC clinicians; participating in projects to integrate filtered information provision into informatics tools; participating in and developing user and staff training sessions; and using their skills to assist fellow library staff and users.

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 library and knowledge management leadership and to demonstrate knowledge gained in skills verification sessions.

The salary for the position is $43,000. 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 (see http://hr.vanderbilt.edu/benefits/BenefitsOverviewCandidate2014.pdf). Vanderbilt employees accrue time off according to the institution's flexPTO (Paid Time Off) plan (seehttp://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 1405882.

Candidates contacted for an on-site or videoconference interview may be required to give a short presentation on a topic and provide a sample of their writing.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are encouraged to apply.

Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.

Vanderbilt is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1801-1810. In accordance with that law and Vanderbilt policy, smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas on Vanderbilt property.

Environment

For a detailed description of services and projects, please see http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/diglib/about/synopsis.html.

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Instruction Specialist, Michigan Technological University, Houghton MI

Michigan Technological University's J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library welcomes applications for the position of Instruction Specialist from individuals enthusiastic about delivering instruction and learning services at the highest levels of quality and service. This position provides a variety of opportunities to work with a team of experienced, highly innovative librarians to deliver and assess instructional programming at an institution where information literacy is an adopted undergraduate learning goal tied to the university's undergraduate learning outcomes. This is a one-year fixed term position with an appointment period of 7/1/2014-6/30/2015. Should further funding become available and a satisfactory performance review, there is possibility of extending the position beyond this term. Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disability.

For a full description and to apply, visit: https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/1608

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Automation Coordinator, Mid-Hudson Library System, Poughkeepsie NY

The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) is seeking an experienced librarian to serve as Automation Coordinator in support of resource sharing services. The Coordinator's primary responsibilities are: (1) to work cooperatively with member libraries and vendors to administer the MHLS integrated library platform (ILP); (2) supervise Cataloging Services; (3) develop and maintain ILP, cataloging and related documentation; (4) and provide support and training to the staff of member libraries. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative in a collaborative decision making environment.

MHLS supports an Innovative hosted Sierra ILP for 66 member libraries in 5 counties. The ILP provides access to more than 2.3 million items and annually performs more than 4 million circulation transactions. MHLS has been selected by Innovative as an early adopter for Encore 4.4. Cataloging Services provides copy and original cataloging, maintains more than 650,000 bibliographic records, and works with member libraries to implement local policy.

Minimum qualifications are:

  • Master's degree (MLS, MIS) from an ALA accredited institution
  • Two years of ILS/ILP experience;
  • Two years of cataloging and classification experience; and
  • Two years of supervisory experience.


Hiring salary for this full time position is $55,000-$60,000 with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical and dental insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave.

To apply please submit a letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to: jobs@midhudson.org. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) is headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY and is composed of the sixty-six (66) independent public and free association libraries in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, and Ulster counties. MHLS insures the public's right to free access, facilitates economical resource sharing, and promotes professional library services while working in partnerships with libraries and other library organizations.

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Reference Librarian, Andersen Library, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater WI

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Andersen Library seeks an enthusiastic reference librarian to join our service-oriented team. The Library serves a vibrant campus community with 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students in beautiful southeastern Wisconsin, convenient to both Madison and Milwaukee. The librarian will serve as the Library's liaison with the First Year Experience Office, the History Department, and other assigned academic departments.

 

Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian

Academic Staff Rank: Associate Academic Librarian (rank depending on qualifications), renewable annual full-time, 12-month appointment

 

Starting Date:  August 1, 2014 (negotiable)

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide in-person and virtual reference assistance to library users in all academic disciplines.
  2. Assist users in utilizing print and online information sources including government and legal resources.
  3. Provide library instruction and participate in assessment of student learning.
  4. Assist in general and reference collection development efforts, including print, audiovisual and online resources.
  5. Serve as liaison with the First Year Experience Office, History Department, and other assigned academic departments, participating in promoting library resources and services and coordinating the library instruction offered to "New Student Seminar" course sections.
  6. Develop instructional and marketing materials including library user guides, social media posts, and tutorials.
  7. Investigate, recommend, and employ current and emerging trends, best practices, and technologies related to reference services and information literacy instruction.
  8. Work evenings and weekends on a rotational basis.
  9. Serve on library, campus, community, and professional committees as appropriate.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS.
  • Professional reference experience in an academic library.
  • Experience delivering effective library instruction and commitment to information literacy and assessment of student learning.
  • Expertise in using print and online information resources relevant to a variety of academic disciplines, including history.
  • Demonstrated ability using computer applications, such as Microsoft Office and screencasting, desktop publishing, survey, or web authoring software.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member with diverse faculty, staff, and students in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment.
  • Understanding of current technology and its applications to libraries, and an interest in ongoing discovery and evaluation of new and emerging technology.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience promoting library services and resources to first-year college or university students.
  • Experience employing software and technology common in academic libraries, e.g., LibGuides, chat reference, Primo or other discovery tool, Zotero or other bibliographic management software, screencasting, tablets, ereaders, scanners, video editing, mobile apps.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in history.

 

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

For a description of the University and Library please visit our web site at http://library.uww.edu/.

 

Applications must include letter of application; resume; and names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of at least 3 professional references. Mail to Reference Search and Screen Committee, c/o Anne Kimball, Andersen Library, UW-Whitewater, P. O. Box 900, Whitewater, WI 53190-0900, or email to kimballa@uww.edu. Complete applications received by May 27, 2014 are ensured consideration. Position open until filled.

 

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an AA/EEO employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. A criminal background check is a contingency to employment and will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

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