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Text Analyst,The Sentio Group, Norcross GA

This position plays a fundamental role in fulfilling relevant content from highly diverse raw source data and transform it into value-added information that is easily vended through our products & solutions.  This is accomplished through:

  • Systematically identifying and extracting relevant information from a wide range of input documents and source data
  • Augmenting and enriching portfolio of construction project and industry information with this extracted data
  • Driving efficiencies and reducing the time required to make this intelligence available to our customers

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop advanced information extraction solutions and transforming text from a wide range of both structured and unstructured sources.
  • Develop taxonomies, text classification and  information extraction algorithms
  • Perform data extraction, transformations, cleaning, analysis, data mining
  • Participate in business discussions.  Effectively identify and convey the business implications of text analytics to technical and business audiences

Requirements:

  • In depth knowledge and experience in text analytics and content extraction
  • 2+ years of experience using SAS Enterprise Content Categorizer, SAS Enterprise Content Classifier, Temis, SmartLogic, Teragram, Synaptica or similar tool
  • 2+ years of hands on experience extracting / tagging targeted content from unstructured documents
  • 2+ years  of direct experience in metadata design and implementation
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS, XML, ASCII/CSV, TIFF, METS/ALTO, PDF, and OCR a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Library Science, IT, Computer Information Systems, or related field of study/relevant experience
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical professionals. 
  • Familiarity with Agile Software Development
  • Ability to work under aggressive deadlines

Salary position, great benefits and relocation can be provided.

To apply contact:

Donna Bowling

The Sentio Group, LLC

Direct   404-364-3456

Cell       404-414-6475

dbowling@sentioit.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

Close Date: 04/25/2014

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

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

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

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

Salary: Minimum of $70,000 annually.

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

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

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Database Specialist, OCLC, Dublin OH

For more than 40 years, OCLC and its members have been building a library cooperative and managing a computer network that creates economies of scale, enabling more and more libraries to reduce costs and share resources.

 

Now OCLC is introducing next-generation services using 21st century Web technology that will greatly amplify the power of library cooperation.  By connecting more libraries and more records, there will be more network effects and more value for the cooperative.  Some services will interconnect in the cloud through machine-to-machine interfaces.  Others will reside where they are technically most appropriate, at the local, group or global levels.

Job Requirements

This Database Specialist is responsible for performing database activities which promote the quality and growth of WorldCat.  Activities will include correcting bibliographic records using a combination of cataloging tools, learning to identify and merge duplicate records, and participating in other database maintenance activities, such as NACO work.

 

 Provides quality control for WorldCat by:

  • Identifying and merging duplicate bibliographic records.
  • Processing bibliographic change requests and error reports.
  • Processing batchload error lists and other corrections as they arise.
  • Maintaining excellent turnaround time and exercising excellent judgment in making corrections, utilizing a combination of cataloging tools (LCRIs, AACR2, RDA, Cataloger's Desktop, MARC21, etc.). 
  • Expected to work with ease with the Books Format and at least one other format, and to learn other formats on the job.
  • Detect and report errors in authority records (name, series, subjects)
  • MLS degree from an accredited library school, equivalent experience appropriate for position, or a minimum of 3 years of successful experience in the Database Technician position.
  • 3-5 years of increasingly responsible library experience or other experience relevant to the position.
  • General knowledge of OCLC products and services; and experience in coordinating and directing projects.
  • Experience with library automation, including local systems and/or experience with user support.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of cataloging and classification, including practical and theoretical knowledge of AACR2, RDA, LCSH, and multiple MARC formats.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision while also being able to work well in a team setting.
  • Organized and highly productive, able to handle multiple assignments at the same time.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a reading knowledge of at least one non-Latin script language.

 

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/cw4c7r4

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Business Research and Instruction Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Description:

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

 

Required Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

Environment:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Benefits:

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

 

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

 

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STEM Librarian - Engineering and Math Concentration, San Diego State University Library, San Diego CA

San Diego State University Library and Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative and service-oriented candidates for the position of STEM librarian - Engineering and Math Concentration. This position is open to both entry level and senior level candidates, hiring at the Senior Assistant Librarian.


Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will:


● Proactively seek partnerships with faculty and students in the College of Engineering and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, as well as their centers and programs;
● Participate in science and applied science outreach programs on campus and in local communities;
● Take a leadership role in developing collections and services in support of the research and educational missions of the relevant academic departments;
● Initiate and conduct course-related and resource-specific instruction in engineering, mathematics and science, as well as provide general undergraduate information literacy education;
● Maintain existing online research guides and work with programming support staff to develop innovative online research tools for engineering, mathematics and related disciplines;
● Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on campus, library and California State University system-wide committees as needed;
● Participate as a general reference librarian, as well as provide subject specific support for engineering, mathematics and related disciplines.

Required Qualifications
● ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent foreign degree;
● Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, mathematics, or related discipline, or at
least two years' experience in an equivalent research library;
● An understanding of the current research, information sources and scholarly trends in the
fields of engineering and mathematics;
● Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in science librarianship;
● Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
● Ability to work effectively in collegial environments;
● Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service,
professional growth, and service to the University and community;
● A commitment to fostering diversity.

Desired Qualifications
● Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession;
● Experience working with faculty, researchers, staff and students;
● Experience with collection development;
● Experience in the development of online tutorials or web guides;
● Experience working with multicultural and international student groups;
● Experience with learning management systems, such as Blackboard.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community.

Rank of Senior Assistant with a yearly salary range of $57,084-$65,000, commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.

Excellent benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.

San Diego State University's library has over 7 million items in its collections. And offers the following services: Over 800 public access computers, 24-hour study area, Media Center with multimedia computer workstations, 15,570 book requests fulfilled through Circuit and other library partnerships, and 11,190 article requests fulfilled from other libraries. For more information visit the library website at library.sdsu.edu.

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university's rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and
performing arts, a Division I athletics program and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.

Please send letter of application; including resume and three names of professional references
with their complete contact information to: pmccarthy@mail.sdsu.edu


Print versions of the application packet may be sent to:

Patrick McCarthy
Associate Dean
Library and Information Access
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Please indicate the position for which you are applying.

This position will remain open until filled. Reviews will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is Spring Semester 2014.

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Resident, National Digital Stewardship Residency Program, Boston MA or New York NY

The National Digital Stewardship Residency Programs in Boston and New York, with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, are working to develop the next generation of digital stewardship professionals by funding nine-month hands-on residencies for recent master's degree recipients to complete digital stewardship projects at host institutions in the Boston and New York City area.

Applications for residencies running from September 2014 through May 2015 are now being accepted. Applications are due Friday, May 30, 2014.

Participation in NDSR Boston or New York will offer:

*A nine-month paid residency at a Boston or New York City institution working on a specific digital stewardship project with a mentor and with full host institution support.
*Participation in advanced training, lectures, and events on digital stewardship conducted by digital preservation professionals and program staff.

*Access to mentoring and career development services through the program and through the involvement in NDSR of notable digital preservation professionals.

*Access to professional development funding, the opportunity to present at national conferences, and the chance to help contribute to and shape a national model for post-master's residency programs.

For more information please visit:

NDSR Boston: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/ndsr_boston/resident-applicants

NDSR-NY: http://ndsr.nycdigital.org

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Librarian, Veterans Affairs, Palo Alto, CA

Job Title:Librarian

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VX-14-MZa-1087624

SALARY RANGE:

$82,275.00 to $106,955.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, April 10, 2014 to Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent



OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

*  Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

*  No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

*  You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
*  You may be required to serve a probationary period.
*  Background investigation may be required.
*  Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

________________________________
DUTIES:

The Librarian will be working at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, CA. This position is located in the Office of Education under the Deputy Director.

Major duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

*        Administers and manages the day-to-day function of the Library.

*        Administration of the Medical Library and Patient Health Library reference, collection development and management, selection and evaluation of information resources.

*        Provide training in search systems.

*        Responsible for collections development, organization, acquisition, cataloging, classification, circulation, and preservation; computer and system database management; bibliographic systems, reference, and literature research services; and library management, automation and planning.

*        Analyzes, implements, reviews and recommends revisions to programs guidelines, policies and operating procedures as they relate to the Medical and the Patient Health Libraries.

*        Develops and implements corrective measures and new procedures to improve and/or expand services to include establishing criteria for expansions or enhancements of a standard classification system to accommodate special needs of a particular library, planning a new facility, or developing a major system enhancement; or evaluating the effectiveness of library programs, etc.

WORK SCHEDULE: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/366741300

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Cataloger, University of Chicago, Chicago IL

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

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

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

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited institution;

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

•demonstrated strong computer skills;

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

•ability to meet local and national standards for quality;

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

•ability to perform complex problem solving and decision making.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•previous cataloging experience in an academic/research library;

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

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

•advanced degree in humanities or social sciences;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search, Lowe's Home Improvement, Charlotte NC

Job Posting Title Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search
Job ID 670628BR

Job Description The Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search is primarily responsible for establishing enterprise processes and guidelines for maintaining Taxonomy and Search solutions. The Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search will focus the efforts of taxonomy and ontology development and search engine optimization to drive to the larger goal of increased findability and efficiency in locating and accessing content across the organization. Utilizing enterprise standards and processes, the Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search will lead engagement sessions and efforts with cross-functional groups to elicit and define taxonomy elements within context of an overall company-wide model, driving towards a user experience characterized by content accessibility and ease of use.


To accomplish this, the Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search must collaborate with various channels and domain leads to manage the taxonomy creation and change process from initial request through implementation. An individual in this role must also provide input to the Standards team on the development and maintenance of taxonomy, hierarchy, metadata and search engine optimization standards.


The Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search will build relationships and communicate results with the domain and channel specific teams, research, develop, and collect enterprise wide input, and consolidate findings into a single, normalized recommendation for taxonomy and search improvements. This individual will ensure implementation of those changes and monitor the dynamic taxonomy/ontology architecture for all Enterprise Content Management platforms.
Additionally, the Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search must have a deep knowledge of taxonomy management, search management, and search analytics, as well as strong communication and collaboration skills. An understanding of project management best practices, change management, and in depth requirements gathering experience will be vital.

Essential Responsibilities:
Manage the Domain and Channel Taxonomy and Ontology Change Process
• Assesses in-bound change requests and approves for further research
• Conducts detailed taxonomy research, ROI review and analysis, and communicates results to the channel and domain stakeholders
• Develops the ROI and overall business case for taxonomy change requests
• Recommends and approves all major change requests
• Follows-up with implementation teams on progress of change requests
• Determines realization of taxonomy changes to ensure overall ROI goals are met
• Provides subject matter expertise and knowledge of industry standards for thesauri and classification systems for taxonomy development and application across to the organization
• Ensures taxonomy maintenance of the controlled vocabulary terms, definitions, and hierarchies is completed on time for the enterprise systems of record
• Enforces the normalized standards across domains as set in the Taxonomy Governance Process
• Provides subject matter expertise to the USHI business in the use of taxonomy, ontology, and search, and provides training and business support to groups needing access to the taxonomy tool.
• Monitors and facilitates Taxonomy Community of Practice
Represent the Enterprise Viewpoint Throughout Search Enhancement Projects
• Monitors search usages and enhances results through taxonomy and ontology
• Oversees search engine reporting, analysis of query terms and ensures that the search engine is synched with current taxonomy and ontology
• Represent the Enterprise Viewpoint Throughout the Taxonomy Change Process
• Builds relationships and obtains enterprise-wide input as needed for all change requests; incorporates input into recommendations, and communicates recommendations to USHI stakeholders.
• Considers the needs of all channels and various functional limitations when making recommendations
• Sponsors and adheres to business and operational governance processes
• Facilitates the efforts of Taxonomy and Search and other business partners to identify key operational, compliance, and success metrics for the Taxonomy and Search business processes
• Ensures that process controls are in place to monitor compliance and performance
Provide Liaison Support to Channels and Domains
• Builds relationships and subject matter expert rapport with the channel and domain teams related to the implementation of the related standards
• Provides day-to-day implementation advice and coaching to the channel and domain teams
• Provides input and feedback to the Standards team for potential changes to their standards based on input from channel and domain teams
• Works with IT Business Analysts to ensure alignment between business functional process designs and technical requirements


Business Influence
• Meets or exceeds customers' expectations, looks for ways to improve their experience, while creating a seamless experience by understanding how the Senior Analyst, Taxonomy and Search role, team goals, and daily activities fit into the company vision
• Drives for results by consistently achieving goals and pushing to complete tasks by their deadlines


Collaboration with Others
• Works cross-functionally to manage and organize work processes and ensure most efficient work flow
• Supports a collaborative environment by working in a team of peers to solve problems and shares information with peers, manager, and customers as appropriate
Self-Development
• Organizes resources and information in an efficient manner to handle competing demands and accomplish what needs to be done

Required Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of experience managing data, content or business processes, managing taxonomy, managing vendor/supplier relationships, or contributing to quality improvement OR 4 years of experience managing data, content or business processes, managing vendor/supplier relationships, or contributing to quality improvement
• Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2 years experience in the following:

  • managing content in one or more of the following areas: Documents, Records or Digital Assets
  • managing and developing recommendations/solutions for a multi-channel environment
  •  collaborating cross-functionally
  •  retail business operations experience, collaborating in a diverse, cross-functional corporate environment

• 1 year of experience collaborating with vendors
• Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Proficient in taxonomy management systems/tools

LINK TO APPLY: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25239&siteid=5014&AReq=670628BR&Codes=LOWES

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Taxonomy & Hierarchy Analyst, Lowe's Home Improvement, Charlotte NC

Job Posting Title Taxonomy & Hierarchy Analyst
Job ID 683117BR



Job Description

The primary purpose of the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy is to gather and manage requirements collecting for product data and hierarchy and taxonomy management. The Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy manages the controlled vocabulary for Lowe's product marketing data for their assigned product area. This individual is responsible for the categorization of products, as well as ensuring collection of the most appropriate attributes for internal and customer facing requirements.


The Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy is responsible for the categorization of products and ensuring collection of the appropriate attribute data. This individual is responsible for coordinating with key stakeholders to define data and content to collect regarding product attributes. Additionally, the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy will normalize information and implement the templates for data collection.


In addition, this individual should coach business, marketers, and other cross functional team members to capture, normalize and enrich product information and marketing data for input into all selling and buying applications. The Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy will also ensure Product Specific Selling Attributes (PSSAs) are complete through production. 


This individual will champion the adoption of Product Master Data Content Management (MDCM) and enforce all standards associated with product data attribute hierarchy. To accomplish this, the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy must have broad knowledge about Lowe's business as well as industry accepted product hierarchical and technology knowledge. The Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy must also have effective communication skills and collaborate with key stakeholders on the progress establishing product attribute hierarchy. 


To accomplish this, the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy must have an in-depth understanding of taxonomy, controlled vocabulary, and product data.They play a vital role in ensuring that products are associated to categories effectively and that the products have the vital information to be organized and searched efficiently.

Essential Responsibilities: 


Establishing Product Taxonomy / Hierarchy
• Manages projects regarding updating PSSAs and taxonomies for product data in collaboration with lowes.com, Merchandising, store systems, etc.
• Manages the Product Specific Selling Attributes (PSSA) templates and controlled vocabulary
• Researches, designs, implements, and monitors the dynamic taxonomy / ontology architecture for all product hierarchies
• Provides daily project management and monitoring for all controlled product vocabulary.
• Normalizes PSSA templates for data collection
• Implements use of PSSA templates
• Researches and designs product level data schemas (leveraging benchmarking, technology requirements, metadata standards, etc.) and product taxonomies
• Facilitates product specific selling attribute development meetings and collaborative reviews between merchandising, lowes.com, vendors, services, etc.
• Serves as the primary quality control analyst for all product-level marketing data schemas (PSSAs)
• Ensures the product specific attributes and controlled vocabulary align to product domain and enterprise Standards
• Utilizes the product information management tool to update to revise the product taxonomy, attributes and values
• Tracks and reports on the progress of implementation
• Provides complete and accurate item level data, relevant to each category
• Assists in designing and driving continuous improvement processes in product hierarchy management.


Collaboration
• Collaborates with key stakeholders to help define the data and content to collect regarding product data
• Gathers input from Lowe's Business Users to develop best in class models, needs and uses across the company
• Provides input regarding standards or processes involving product attribute hierarchy to the Strategy, Standards, and Solutions team
• Contributes to enterprise metadata, governance programs and data standards by collaborating with MDCM Leadership, Taxonomy Community of Practice, and other stakeholders.
• Works cross-functionally to manage and organize work processes and ensure most efficient work flow
• Supports a collaborative environment by working in a team of peers to solve problems and shares information with peers, manager, and customers as appropriate


Business Influence
• Meets or exceeds customers' expectations, looks for ways to improve their experience, while creating a seamless experience by understanding how the Analyst, Product Taxonomy and Hierarchy role, team goals, and daily activities fit into the company vision
• Drives for results by consistently achieving goals and pushing to complete tasks by their deadlines
• Functions as the Master Data business solution SME on product taxonomy and raise any business issues, risks or concerns where appropriate
• Identifies and develops creative solutions and workarounds where applicable in terms of the business solution decisions
• Collaborates with key stakeholders (e.g., lowes.com, Taxonomy, Services) on key requirements and oversee key projects associated with complex data requirements.
• Keeps pace with change and maintains a competitive advantage within the marketplace by seeking out and learning about changes in the field of product taxonomy and hierarchy management
• Organizes resources to complete multiple business objectives focused on the organization's strategy


Self-Leadership
• Negotiates effectively for the organization with internal and external stakeholders and builds relationships with key individuals necessary for collaboration
• Develops and presents communications, frequently to management, communicating the desired message, at the appropriate level, for the right recipient
• Stays current with industry trends related to product data attribute management
• Solves tactical problems using problem solving tools and techniques to generate fact-based solutions

Required Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of experience managing data, content or business processes, managing vendor/supplier relationships, or contributing to quality improvement OR 4 years of experience managing data, content or business processes, managing vendor/supplier relationships, or contributing to quality improvement

Preferred Qualifications:
• 1 year experience managing business data hierarchy (customer, vendor or product)
• 1 year of experience leading and managing projects
• 2 years experience creating and maintaining product specific taxonomies for retail line of business
• 2 years experience collaborating cross-functionally

LINK TO APPLY: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25239&siteid=5014&AReq=683117BR&Codes=LOWES

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

Salary Minimum: $50,000


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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Taxonomist, Apple, Santa Clara Valley CA

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.


Key Qualifications
Experience developing content taxonomies for large content catalogs.
Well versed in Information Architecture best practices.
Ability to build productive and collaborative relationships with writers, user experience designers, SEO specialists, and CMS team members to gather input and drive solutions that meet needs of multiple stakeholders
Strong analytical and quantitative skills,balanced with a customer focus and a deep understanding of the content and of business needs.
Experience with market research, competitive analysis, analytics tools, and usability testing.
An understudying of support contact center processes and the application of knowledge and communications within them.
An understanding of content technologies such as content management systems, metadata and taxonomy management tools, migration tools, and analytics tools.
Experience with CMS concepts and processes.
Ability to clearly express concepts and ideas.
SEO knowledge.
Working knowledge of Excel and Numbers.
Working knowledge of Access and Keynote.
Working knowledge of Omnigraffle.

Description
AppleCare Content Services is looking for an experienced taxonomist to lead the evolution of AppleCare's knowledge base taxonomy. The ideal candidate will apply information architecture best practices to build a content structure that will meet the needs of both internal and external customers. You will develop product-based and topic-based content maps to that will be reflected in site search, browsing, and navigation experiences.

You will work closely with content strategists to develop a consistent yet flexible taxonomy that supports our customers and meets business goals. You will define and implement the processes to build and maintain AppleCare's content taxonomy and categorization. You will also lead research and testing to develop vocabularies that align with the customer experience.

What you'll do

Define the taxonomy hierarchy for knowledge base articles across all product areas.
Use using data and analytics to analyze existing content inventories and make recommendations to alleviate gaps and overlaps.
Lead conversations with content stakeholders to find consensus and create timelines to take our existing content and migrate it into a structured architecture.
Work with the CMS team to implement and expand our content taxonomy.
Develop, implement, and maintain guidelines and procedures for consistent and quality tag management and content organization.
Monitor and report on key performance indicators to manage and understand key opportunities and impacts.
Education
Minimum BA/BS degree in related field. Advanced degree preferred.

Link to apply: https://jobs.apple.com/us/search?#&ss=Taxonomist&t=0&so=&lo=0*USA&pN=0&openJobId=32782784

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Taxonomy Analyst, eTouch Systems, 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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System Director, Northeast Kansas Library System, Lawrence KS

Lead an innovative and accomplished Kansas library system, continuing outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Executive Board of the Northeast Kansas Library System (headquartered in Lawrence, KS), seeks an experienced library leader--responsive to member, staff, and community needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals--as its next System Director. NEKLS, one of the seven Kansas regional systems, is a multi-type library system and works in partnership with its 118 member libraries providing unique and innovative services. With a $2.8 million annual budget (funded primarily from local property taxes) and 10 FTE system staff, NEKLS serves a 14 county region (more than 40% of Kansas population). Member libraries range from small, rural libraries to very large urban libraries. NEKLS is a member-focused organization with a reputation for being an incubator for statewide projects, for providing excellent continuing education opportunities for member library directors, trustees and staff, and for strong outreach services to its diverse membership, including support for innovative technologies. Key projects include NExpress (an open source ILS), Recollections Kansas (a digitization project), KLOW (KS Libraries on the Web), Kansas Library Express (the statewide courier service), and the accreditation and grant program for member libraries.

Ranked as one of the top ten best college towns, Lawrence, Kansas (home of the University of KS Jayhawks) offers much more than championship basketball tradition. Founded in 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid Society, Lawrence was a stop on both the Oregon and the Santa Fe Trail. Later, Lawrence was the home of Langston Hughes and William S. Burroughs. Considered one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's "Dozen Most Distinctive Communities," Lawrence is one of those rare exceptions-a historic downtown that remains the heart of a city. Centered on Massachusetts Street ("Mass Street"), the area features boutiques, restaurants, bookstores, and music venues. With a population of 89,000 people, Lawrence and Northeast Kansas offer a charming blend of urban and rural environments. In addition to nationally ranked public schools, Lawrence and the area offer the Lied Center of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art, Liberty Hall, and Haskell Indian Nations University. Outdoor recreational venues include nationally known golf courses, extensive planned bike paths, Clinton Lake and Prairie Park. Two metro areas- Kansas City and Topeka- are a 30 minute drive away. For additional details on NEKLS and the Northeast Kansas region, see NEKLS Links.

Responsibilities. The System Director, under the direction of the 18-member Executive Board, has overall responsibility for leadership and management of a fourteen county multi-type library system that seeks to pursue leadership and innovation in library service. Duties will include management of planning, budgets, personnel, service functions, and legislative advocacy. The System Director works with the Board, staff, member libraries, other Kansas systems, and the State Library to establish the strategic vision for the System, aligning its mission with member library needs and priorities. The Director will also ensure an active NEKLS presence in the statewide library community and professional activities. For complete details, visit NEKLS System Director Job Description.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science and five years of progressively responsible administrative experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior interpersonal skills; flexibility; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a desire to continue the tradition of excellence and innovation within the System. Success working with and reporting to a governing board, political advocacy experience, the ability to work with member libraries on legal, governance and policy issues, and  prior experience in regional systems or consortia are additional preferred qualifications.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $80,000-100,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes June 8, 2014.

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Public Services Librarian II, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne IN

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide professional reference librarianship, bibliographic instruction and readers' advisory in a busy department of a large central public library. Master electronic and print resources covering history, literature, sports, education, sociology, political science, religion, philosophy, psychology, computer science, biographies, and fiction. Participate in collection development by selecting, de-selecting and processing materials as required. Ability to plan and implement programs for the public, and training for the staff, in accordance with departmental needs and goals.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited master of library science degree. Strong interpersonal communication skills and dedication to public service. Ability to listen analytically to patrons and interpret their questions carefully. Ability to tactfully conduct a reference interview. Ability to interact positively with a wide variety of patrons in a culturally diverse environment. Ability to bring your unique skills and perspective into a cohesive team. Proficiency with commonly used software, hardware, internet and social media tools. Ability and willingness to learn new technologies. Commitment to professional development and the maintenance of current skills. Flexibility. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Ability to work a variety of 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. 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=8889291 Please attach a letter of interest and résumé as one document to your online application. Include the names of three professional references in the Text résumé section. Please apply by 5:00 P.M. on April 16th, 2014.

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Taxonomist, Morgan Stanley, New York NY

Job Number:

: 3021092

Posting Date

: Apr 3, 2014

Primary Location

: Americas-United States of America-New York-New York

Education Level

: Bachelor's Degree

Job

: Operational Risk

Employment Type

: Full Time

Job Level

: Associate
 
Description

Morgan Stanley's Operational Risk Department (ORD) is looking to hire a full-time Associate based in New York. The ORD is responsible for partnering with the Business Units and other functional areas as the first line of defense for operational risk management. The ORD is considered the delivery arm of operational risk for the Firm.

 

The selected individual will be responsible to act as a facilitator for the Taxonomy project. The Taxonomy project is an effort to create a standardized inventory of critical processes, risks and controls across the the firm. This position will require working with business areas at all levels across the Firm, including frequent communication with Business Unit Risk Management, as well as coordination between the Operational Risk Department and Internal Audit, Legal and Compliance, Finance, and regional (Americas, EMEA, Asia ORD) counterparts.

 

Specific responsibilities would include: 
• Perform analysis to understand the current taxonomy, and interact with stakeholders to refine and build out the next generation of the taxonomies
• Resolve issues and assist in the development/definition of the next generation taxonomy
• Coordinate meetings with subject matter experts to elicit feedback/changes to the taxonomy
• Document changes
• Liaise with the Stakeholders to communicate changes and manage data governance
• Coordinate activities, including mapping to secondary taxonomies, enrichment of taxonomies, and abiding by guiding principles 
• Handle ambiguity, manage complex processes, and escalate issues as necessary
• Drive team to meet deadlines and deliver top-quality, detailed work product

 
Qualifications
-2-5 years experience as a manager dealing with front office business or operations. 
- Prior experience working in a financial service or consulting firm a plus. 
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications such as Project, Power Point, Excel and Word
-Excellent oral and written communication skills and a proven ability to work in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment. 
- Ability to actively and proactively engage with key stakeholders (i.e., not afraid to speak up).
-Exceptional organizational skills, a high degree of attention to detail and a penchant for getting to the root cause of an issue.
-Analytical, creative, problem solving mindset. Flexibility is a key element, as the role will require the ability to understand and react to changes in priorities.
-Self-starter execution focused.
 

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Empire State Digital Network Metadata Specialist, Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York NY

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 join the 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 Metadata Specialist is a full-time, newly created position for one year with the possibility of extension. This position is open to open to early-career and experienced information professionals. Candidates should be interested in facilitating the harvesting and ingestion of metadata records from libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations throughout New York State. The Metadata Specialist will then transform metadata from various systems and schemas into approved data models for contribution to DPLA. 

In coordination with the ESDN Manager and Technology Specialist, the Metadata Specialist will participate in the investigation, evaluation, and selection of key technologies to meet program objectives. This person will also serve as a primary contact point for inquiries about metadata sharing for the Empire State Digital Network and will be responsible for provenance tracking of ingested metadata.

Candidates should be enthusiastic about supporting expanded access to digital collections from New York libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions via the DPLA. Creativity, flexibility and the ability to follow and anticipate developing technologies will be essential.

If you fill this position you will be asked to:

  • Work with the project manager and technology specialist to establish and achieve short-term goals of ESDN.
  • Work directly with data harvesting and aggregation tools such as REPOX.
  • Have hands-on experience with metadata transformations and cross-walking tools and scripts.
  • Be comfortable and familiar working with XML and XML manipulation, for example XSLT, XPath, schema validation, etc.
  • Apply analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work.
  • Work closely with project partners and provide leadership in creation of statewide best practices for metadata creation, metadata analysis, and project workflow improvements.

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.
  • Practical experience with all aspects of metadata creation including selection and implementation of metadata standards, quality control, and crosswalking/mapping data sets.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards including DC, MODS, METS, MARC, MARCXML, PBCORE
  • Experience working with protocols and data models such as OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync, Europeana Data Model (EDM), DPLA MAP, Linked Open Data, RDF.
  • Familiarity with traditional cataloging practice and rules such as AACR2 and RDA.
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting languages and APIs.
Position details:
This position will remain open until filled. The ESDN Metadata Specialist reports to the ESDN Manager. The salary range is $55,000-65,000, commensurate with 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.
Application details:
The application period ends April 18th, 2014. Please send a resume or cv and a cover letter as a PDF attachment to info@metro.org with "ESDN Metadata Specialist" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
View the posting on our website: 

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Footwear Taxonomy Specialist, Shoefitr, Pittsburgh PA

Footwear Analyst 

Shoefitr aims to bridge the gap between in-store and online shopping by mimicking the tactile offline shopping experience. Our first product is software that helps online shoe shoppers find the best-fitting shoe when shopping online. We ask a shopper what shoe and size she currently wears, compare it to the shoe she wants to buy, and recommend the best-fitting size. We accomplish this with a database of internal shoe measurements acquired using 3D scanning technology. Our software is in use worldwide and our customer base is growing.
You may have read about us in TechCrunch, Time Magazine, CNet, or on Hacker Ne¬ws. We are a quickly growing company and are looking for leaders to help take the company to the next level and transform e-commerce.

About the Position

We are looking for someone who can work at approximately 25-28 hours during the week, Tuesday through Friday.  This position involves using categorization software to capture and group data Shoefitr gathers across the footwear industry.   You will be making categorization decisions and troubleshooting issues unique to the footwear industry.  This is a fun position where students or recent grads have an incredible opportunity to learn about 3D imaging technology, shoes, and startups.  Immediate start is desired. Hours are flexible within the 9AM to 6PM timeframe, Tuesday-Friday. We are located conveniently near Pitt and CMU on Oakland Ave.

About You

-  Demonstrated ability to learn new process quickly

-  Can work well with others

-  Ability to communicate questions and issues effectively

-  Computer Skills

-  Responsible and takes ownership of work

Bonus Points If

- You are fluent in a second language

- You enjoy the outdoors

Benefits

-  Flexible schedule

-  Fun work environment

-  Exposure to a fast growing startup.

Pay

$10 / hour, paid bi-weekly

Link to apply: http://shoefitr.theresumator.com/apply/job_20140331171900_O2N2IQKQAUH3WQ2P/Footwear-Taxonomy-Specialist.html?source=INDE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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

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

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

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

Job Opening ID: 22965

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

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

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

Reports To: Deputy Director, Galter Health Sciences Library

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

Required Qualifications:

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

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

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

*        Experience negotiating and reviewing license agreements

*        Evidence of collaborative troubleshooting and creative problem solving

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

*        Strong customer service focus

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

*        Working knowledge of Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager

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

*        Evidence of initiative and flexibility

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

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

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

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

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Taxonomist, Capital Group, Los Angeles CA

The Capital Group has a position opening for a taxonomist

Position Title: Taxonomist
AutoReqId: 16488BR
Functional Area: Digital/Web
Work Location: Los Angeles, CA (Downtown)
Personnel Area: (Company) 990 : CGC
Org Unit Number/Name: 70035470 : AFWeb User Experience

Responsibilities

  • Establish a formal and sustainable taxonomy practice within the organization
  • Develop semantic infrastructure for content delivery
  • Create an enterprise taxonomy (controlled vocabulary and organization structure)
  • Work may include analyzing search logs; working with business and SEO analysts; and conducting competitive analysis
  • Work with technical, product, and business teams to develop metadata schema for web pages, digital assets, and con
  • Assess functionality of tagging capabilities in Adobe CQ5 and, if needed, research and define requirements for additio
  • Provide input on the creation of tagging workflows
  • Guide content creators/taggers on application of taxonomy and terms, and monitor to ensure assets are tagged corre
  • Develop and document process for ongoing taxonomy maintenance
  • Maintain and evolve DAM structure, including metadata schema and tags
  • Ownership of taxonomy tool
  • Lead Taxonomy Governance meetings
  • Train content creators/taggers
  • Determines where new content types, pages, sections, etc. belong within the authoring environment (folder structure
  • Maps relationships between sets within the repository for reuse
  • Evolves existing sets and elements within enterprise
  • Analyzes fragments and other ad hoc reuse cases to determine if they should be elevated to the set level
  • Coordinates rollout of new sets and elements



Qualifications

  • Masters in Library and Information Sciences or Information Management, or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience developing controlled vocabularies or other systems for classification, information retrieval, or asset mana
  • Deep understanding of the application of taxonomy and metadata for content and digital asset management
  • Experience working with content management systems and digital asset managers
  • Ability to solicit stakeholder input via interactive workshops, interviews, or other methods
  • Ability to analyze website metrics and customer behavior data to make intelligent decisions about taxonomy structure

Primary Manager: Angelo Funicelli
HR Contact/Recruiter: Ashley Lehto
 Ashley_Lehto@capgroup.com, (317) 706-5857

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Taxonomist & Browse Developer, Amazon Corporate LLC, Seattle WA

Who We Are

Since 1994, Amazon has evolved from a single retail website to become a global development platform as well as an e-commerce and publishing partner. Innovation is in our DNA, and we constantly seek out the world's brightest technology minds to research and develop new solutions to improve the lives of our customers: shoppers, sellers, content creators, and developers around the world. Because that's what being Earth's most customer-centric company is all about, and it's still Day One at Amazon.

Job Description

Amazon.com, a Fortune 200 company with over US$48 billion in annual sales, is based in Seattle, US. Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in dozens of product categories.

We are looking for a Browse Developer & Taxonomist as part of the Catalog Quality team in Seattle, Washington.

We are working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. If you'd like to help us build the place to find and buy anything online, this is your chance to make history.

We are looking for a smart and passionate person to join our global team of taxonomists. You will help build a world-class, intuitive, and comprehensive navigation structure to optimize product discovery when searching and browsing on our sites. As a taxonomist you will have the opportunity to have a direct and significant impact on improving the customer experience and making it easy and fun to shop on our sites globally.

Your tasks and responsibilities:
· Develop browse structures to organize our extensive product selection for our customers globally.
· Expand and refine data retrieval techniques to utilize our extensive product catalog and ensure products end up in the right place for our customers.
· Coordinate cross-functional projects with a broad range of business and technical stakeholders.
· Analyze website metrics and customer behavior data to make intelligent decisions on optimizing our navigation structures.
· Help develop tools and update product data.

Qualifications

· Bachelor degree, or equivalent professional experience.
· 1-2 years experience in data retrieval techniques.
· Experience working with catalog and classification systems and creation of thesauri.

Preferred Qualifications

· Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences, Knowledge Management, Information Management
· Basic experience working with UNIX or Perl regular expression.
· Someone who is smart, enjoys doing good work, and is genuinely interested in improving the customer experience of our sites globally.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
· Excellent English language skill
· Ability to quickly understand complex processes and communicate them in simple language.
· Detail-oriented, decisive, self-motivated and calm under pressure.

Apply online at: http://www.amazon.jobs/job/253897/taxonomist-browse-developer

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

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

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

 Minimum Qualifications

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

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

Inquiries:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Specific responsibilities will vary over time but will initially include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•    Preparing grant applications to secure additional processing resources.

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

 

Qualifications: 

Required:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred:

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

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

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

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

•    Demonstrated supervisory experience.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Digital Initiatives Librarian, Kenyon College, Gambier OH

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

Position overview:

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

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience/Qualifications:

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

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

 

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

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Business Data Services Librarian, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA

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

 

Position and Responsibilities:

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

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

 

Environment:

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

 

Required Qualifications:

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

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

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

• Extensive knowledge of business and financial resources in all formats

• Extensive knowledge of the research process in business disciplines

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

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

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

• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

• Ability to pass a background check

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Experience with the Bloomberg Terminal, Datastream, and WRDS

• Experience developing online tutorials

• Demonstrated scholarly and professional activities

 

Condition of Work and Benefits

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

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

Twenty-one days of vacation Group health and life insurance

Twelve paid holidays Social Security

Twelve days sick leave Optional pre-tax benefits

Faculty rank and status Support for research and professional activities

Non-Tenure track

 

Salary and Rank

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

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

Georgia State University 

University Library

Attn: Human Resources Officer

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

(404) 413-2700

liblao@gsu.edu

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

 

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

 

For full description and how to apply, please see:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Required Qualifications:

 

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

* Experience managing and/or developing repositories and digital collections

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

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

* Functional competency in one or more major descriptive metadata standards

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

 

Additional information:

 

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

 

Apply online:

 

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

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Marketing Taxonomist, Motorola Solutions, Schaumburg IL

Job ID 108913
Location UNITED STATES - IL - SCHAUMBURG
Job Category Sales and Marketing
Relocation Provided None
Education Required Bachelors / Degree
Experience Required 3 - 5
Basic Qualifications 4+ years of taxonomy experience


Department Description

On any given day, every moment matters to someone, somewhere. And every moment, Motorola Solutions' innovations, products and services play essential roles in people's lives. We help firefighters see around buildings and police officers see around street corners. We make supply chains visible to retailers and entire power grids visible to utility workers. We provide the situational awareness first responders need when a moment brings catastrophe. And we help companies deliver shipments at the moment they're promised. We do this by connecting them to seamless communication networks, applications and services, by providing them with real-time information, and by arming them with intuitive, nearly indestructible handheld devices. We help people be their best in the moments that matter.

Motorola Solutions' marketing team is a recognized leader in business-to-business marketing focused on helping our enterprise and government customers and partners be their best in the moments that matter. Our marketing team is poised for continued success in an increasingly competitive marketplace. We are a fast-paced, customer-focused environment that provides significant opportunities for professional and personal growth.

The Global Digital Strategy and Operations team is responsible for leading programs focused developing personal relationships with our customer and partners, improving brand awareness and equity, accelerating purchase decisions, driving customer loyalty, and optimizing marketing investment.

This opportunity will provide the right candidate an exceptional hands-on Marketing experience.

Apply online at:
http://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_motorola/external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=219329&localeCode=en-us

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Director of Student Conduct, Binghamton University, Binghamton NY

About Binghamton University:


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


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

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


Job Description:

Budget Title:   (SL-5) Senior Staff Associate

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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


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


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

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


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

 

Requirements:

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

Additional Information:

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

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


Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants:   4/9/14

Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled

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

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

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

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

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

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First Year Experience Librarian, Hamilton College, Clinton NY

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

To be recommended for appointment, candidates must have:

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

Benefits

Please review Hamilton's Benefits Summary for more information.

Application Procedure

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

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Multimedia Specialist, Marysville Service Center, Marysville WA

Starting Pay: $4,140.93 - $5,687.07 Monthly (40hrs/wk) Marysville, WA

The Multimedia Specialist position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. Initial screening will begin April 11, 2014. This position performs highly-skilled multimedia services to engage the public in the Library District's services and programs in support of the mission and strategic goals of Sno-Isle Libraries.

Typical Duties:
1. Creates images and advertisements for digital library displays, Sno-Isle's website, newsletters and other products to promote library programs and services.
2. Produce multi-media features, including audio podcasts, web-based and video design, interactive graphics, and live streaming.
3. Coordinates contents of district-wide video channels.
4. Oversees photo and video archives under the direction of the manager.
5. Participates in social media strategy and execution activities.
6. Provides support to the graphic artist.
7. Works with communications team to cultivate development strategies, measure audience reach and other actions resulting from multimedia efforts.
8. Provides other general communications support as assigned.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of multimedia communications.
2. Monitors community events and resources for opportunities to promote Library services.
3. Trains new staff as needed.
4. Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
5. Assists with special projects as required.
6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
1. Thorough knowledge of web graphics and technologies, including basic action scripting, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
2. Knowledge of basic programming including PHP, ASP .net, CFML, etc.)
3. Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office products.
4. Experience with graphic design and multimedia production including editing and online playbacks.
5. Experience in website typography/layout/usability skills.
6. Strong written communications skills.
7. Strong organizational skills.
8. Ability to create solutions and artistic materials to engage the public.
9. Ability to analyze the message to be conveyed and create appropriate design.
10. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.

Education and Experience:
1. Bachelor's degree in graphic arts, communications or related field and 3 years of relevant work experience, or comparable combination of education and experience.
2. Three years of experience preferred.

Visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/snoisle/default.cfm to apply.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Required Qualifications:

 

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

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

-Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

 

Closing Date: 04-25-2014.

 

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

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

Job Title                              University Archivist (Assistant Professor)
Department                          Library


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI

LIBARARY SERVICES

User Experience and Assessment Librarian (Public Services)

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Member

 

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

 

Responsibilities

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

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

·         Coordinate and participate in library-wide assessment activities

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

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

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

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

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

 

Qualifications  

 

Required

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

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

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

·         Effective written and oral communication skills

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

·         Strong customer service focus and a deep commitment to service

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

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

 

P  Preferred

·         Second graduate degree a subject discipline

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

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

·         Experience with data analysis and survey design

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

 

Work Environment

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

 

Salary and Benefits

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

 

University Environment

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

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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Database Specialist, OCLC Dublin, Dublin OH

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.

 

Database Specialist I provides consulting services to libraries to assist them in synchronizing a local catalog or metadata hub with WorldCat. Uses technical training and experience to process data through OCLC's data ingest systems.  Data loading responsibilities include providing data evaluation, selecting appropriate profile criteria from a library of data modifications and specifying new modifications to match the library's requirements when there are no existing options to choose from. 

 

 

Additional responsibilities:

  • Promoting and supporting offline updating (batchload) of WorldCat and associated databases by providing  expertise for bibliographic data, detailed holdings records and local bibliographic data in WorldCat.Ensuring  the quality and integrity of the data before it is loaded into WorldCat.
  • Continually building  expertise in processing data through OCLC's data ingest systems which include evaluating data , selecting appropriate profile criteria from a library of data modifications and specifying new modifications to match the library's requirements when there are no existing options to choose from. 
  • Providing consulting, operational and technical support for users of WorldCat bibliographic data, Local Holdings Records and local bibliographic data.
  • Acting as a Subject Matter Expert and advisor on behalf of OCLC users and staff during WorldCat data development and maintenance initiatives.
  • Supporting and reviewing  the creation of OCLC documentation, including dataloading instructions, serials cataloging rules, MARC Format for Holdings revision proposals, and other national and international standards.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or other Master's degree appropriate to the position or at least 2 years of increasing responsibilities in OCLC library experience; expertise in serials cataloging on the OCLC Cataloging System.
  • Solid understanding of principles and practices of MARC21 Formats for Bibliographic Data.
  • Knowledge of MARC Format for Holdings (MFHD) as well as standard cataloging tools, including Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules; Library of Congress Subject Headings and various classification schemes.
  • Experience in coordinating projects.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, production goals, and quality standards. 
  • Ability to effectively learn and work in a fast-paced environment along with the ability to manage several projects and varied tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Experience using software tools to manipulate metadata.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

 

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/bshk8qt

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

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open Mar 18, 2014 through Apr 9, 2014
DESCRIPTION

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


Application deadline is April 9, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications: 

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

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

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

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

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Digital Services Librarian, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Richmond VA

Announcement #: 03-2014-DSL Appointment: Permanent/Fulltime
Position: Digital Services Librarian Location: Richmond, VA
Salary Range: CL-27/1 - $47,303
Closing Date: Open until filled - To ensure consideration, submit required application documents no later than April 27, 2014.


The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking an innovative and creative technologically-oriented individual for the position of Digital Services Librarian.


Position Overview
The Digital Services Librarian provides outreach and technical services for the circuit library system, which includes developing and promoting digitally-based products and services that support the research needs of the judges and court staff, providing training and assistance in the use of resources, and providing professional research services. The Fourth Circuit library program serves the judges and all court personnel in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia with headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to the Library Headquarters, there are five staffed satellite libraries throughout the Circuit.


Representative Duties
• Provides outreach to judges in areas not served by satellite library staff.
• Develops outreach products including research instruction guides, newsletters, online training materials and current awareness services.
• Designs effective training materials. Develops information access aids such as electronic pathfinders and on-line tutorials. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for library staff and court personnel.
• Provides professional research and reference services to judges and court personnel using primarily computer-based research resources, but also uses print sources when necessary.
• Evaluates emerging technology and electronic resources (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian.
• Works collaboratively with the Acquisitions Librarian to prepare law book purchase orders via the SirsiDynix ILS and serves as a back-up for preparing orders.
• Assists with serials check-in and materials processing.
• Works with the excess law books program.
• Participates in library policy formulation. Implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the circuit library program.
• Participates in developing, acquiring, delivering, and maintaining digital library collections, products, and services.


Required Qualifications
• Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
• Minimum of one year of full-time professional law library experience equivalent to work at CL-25.
• Online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills including the ability to make presentations, conduct training sessions, and work in a team environment.
• Initiative, strong attention to detail, commitment to quality service, and ability to meet established deadlines and commitments.
• Ability to develop and foster partnerships with both internal and external entities.
• Familiarity in library acquisitions using SirsiDynix or similar ILS is preferred.
• Lifting heavy boxes and equipment up to 40lbs. and some driving to other/out-of-state satellite locations may be required.


Employee Benefits
Employees of the U.S. Courts are not classified under Civil Service; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees, including paid vacation and holidays; an opportunity to elect medical, dental, life, vision, and long term care insurance; retirement benefits; and eligibility to participate in the federal Thrift Savings Plan.


Application Procedure
To apply, email (1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position; (2) a resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references; and (3) an AO78-Application for Employment, located at http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/FormsAndFees/Forms/AO078.pdf to the Human Resources Administrator at ce04_vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line and where you saw the announcement in the cover letter. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.


Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be eligible to work in the United States and receive compensation. Appointment to the position is provisional pending a suitability determination by the Court based on the results of a background check that includes fingerprinting. Employees of the federal judiciary serve under "Excepted Appointments," and are thus at-will employees who serve at the pleasure of the Court. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits. The Court does not provide reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses or any relocation costs incurred by the successful applicant.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Richmond VA

Announcement #: 03-2014-ERL Appointment: Permanent/Fulltime
Position: Electronic Resources Librarian Location: Richmond, VA
Salary Range: CL-27/1 - $47,303
Closing Date: Open until filled - To ensure consideration, submit required application documents no later than April 27, 2014.


The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking an innovative and technologically-oriented individual for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian.


Position Overview
The Electronic Resources Librarian provides professional research and technical services to judges and court staff, which includes developing and promoting electronic research and resource aids, and training court staff in the use of electronic resources. The Fourth Circuit library program serves the judges and all court personnel in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia with headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to the Library Headquarters, there are five staffed satellite libraries throughout the Circuit.


Representative Duties
• Provides professional research and reference services to judges and court personnel using primarily computer-based research resources, but also uses print sources when necessary. Arranges for interlibrary loans of materials.
• Develops and maintains an online circuit-wide research database on specific and frequently requested topics and makes them available on the website.
• Directs delivery of library electronic research services to all library users and library staff. Advises in aspects of electronic research needs, objectives, and capabilities.
• Produces content and develops electronic outreach and training products including research instruction guides, newsletters, online training materials, and current awareness services. Organizes and provides convenient online access to collections of books, publications, electronic resources such as audio and video in multiple formats, and other reference and research materials.
• Designs effective training materials. Develops information access aids such as electronic pathfinders and on-line tutorials. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for library staff and court personnel in the use of library materials and online services.
• Provides outreach to judges in areas not served by satellite library staff.
• Assists with library web design and maintenance. Assists in the development of website policies and standards. Leads library web projects. Develops and delivers shared library online programs and products.
• Serves as CALR backup and assists with password maintenance.
• Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian.
• Participates in developing electronic resource collections to meet the needs of the Judiciary.
• Participates in technical services including materials processing and serials.
• Assists with procurement and with payment processing in FAS4T.
• Participates in library policy formulation. Implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the circuit library program.
• Participates in the development of spending plans for effective use of resources.


Required Qualifications
• Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
• Minimum of one year of full-time professional law library experience equivalent to work at CL-25.
• Excellent online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources.
• Experience working with web design and electronic publishing software.
• Initiative, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills including the ability to make presentations, conduct training sessions, and work in a team environment.
• Ability to develop and foster partnerships with both internal and external entities.
• Familiarity with SirsiDynix or similar ILS is preferred.
• Lifting heavy boxes and equipment up to 40lbs. and some driving to other/out-of-state satellite locations may be required.


Employee Benefits
Employees of the U.S. Courts are not classified under Civil Service; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees, including paid vacation and holidays; an opportunity to elect medical, dental, life, vision, and long term care insurance; retirement benefits; and eligibility to participate in the federal Thrift Savings Plan.


Application Procedure
To apply, email (1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position; (2) a resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references; and (3) an AO78-Application for Employment, located at http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/FormsAndFees/Forms/AO078.pdf to the Human Resources Administrator at ce04_vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line and where you saw the announcement in the cover letter. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.


Conditions of Employment
Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be eligible to work in the United States and receive compensation. Appointment to the position is provisional pending a suitability determination by the Court based on the results of a background check that includes fingerprinting. Employees of the federal judiciary serve under "Excepted Appointments," and are thus at-will employees who serve at the pleasure of the Court. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits. The Court does not provide reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses or any relocation costs incurred by the successful applicant.

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

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

UIC Library of the Health Sciences (Chicago)

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

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

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

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

Duties:
Specific responsibilities include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

•    Serve on relevant library committees.

Other related duties as assigned or negotiated.

Qualifications:

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

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date
5pm on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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

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Youth Services Advocate, Houston Public Library, Houston TX

Link to a world of opportunities by joining the Houston Public Library (http://www.houstonlibrary.org/home) as the new Youth Services Advocate. Houston Public Library seeks a leader who is knowledgeable about current issues impacting youth, conversant about cutting edge youth services and technology trends, and is able to facilitate the fusion of traditional and nontraditional library services for youth and their caregivers. If you are a dynamic, energetic, uniquely talented individual focused on youth services, this could be your next position. This is your opportunity to become a vital member of an organization that is progressive, forward thinking, and customer focused. The successful candidate is creative and innovative and will have experience working successfully in a large, diverse, urban environment; will be responsible for modeling excellent customer service; and, for providing collaborative leadership for system-wide planning and delivery of stellar youth services for Houston residents. The Houston Public Library serves 2.1 million citizens over 634 square miles through a network of 44 unique facilities. In 2012, the library staff circulated just under 7 million items to 4.2 million visitors.

Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, innovation, talent and first-class attractions that make it a world-class city. Long noted for excellence in healthcare systems and top ranked hospitals, Houston is home to The Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical complex. Living in America's fourth largest city has its perks. Houston's Theater District is second only to New York City, giving Houstonians access to more than 500 cultural, performing and visual arts venues.

Boasting the second lowest cost-of-living among American cities, Houston has a winning combination of low cost-of-living and high quality-of-life. With the most affordable housing of the nation's 10 most populated metropolitan areas, Houston offers a variety of choices. Houston's diverse population speaks more than 90 languages. This rich diversity not only fuels the city's vast cultural experiences but also more than satisfies the population's multiple international palates. With more than 11,000 award winning restaurants, a wide variety of foods are offered from around the world. With all that Houston has to offer, it's no wonder that Houston topped Forbes Magazine's 2012 list of "America's Coolest Cities to Live." For additional information on the Library and the City, see Houston Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/Houstonlinks.htm).  

Responsibilities. Responsibilities include developing policies, standards, and procedures, developing new and assisting with existing programs, assisting with materials selection, and planning workshops and training in the area of youth services. The YSA manages change, fosters team building and provides guidance, mentoring, and leadership for the system's children and youth services staff. The individual in this position represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and youth. This position reports to the Deputy Director for Customer Experience and serves as an Administration Manager with system-wide youth services responsibility.

Preferred qualifications. ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science or a degree in youth services or a closely related field; with at least three years in a leadership capacity; minimum of six years working with youth in a public library or closely related experience. Additional preferred qualifications are a solid knowledge of current and future trends in library services to children and teens; superior communication and technology skills; demonstrated creativity and innovation in services to youth; knowledge of issues impacting today's children and youth; at least three years of management or supervisory experience; experience working in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment; ability to communicate and work collaboratively on all levels of the organization; ability to build and nurture community partnerships with agencies and organizations serving children and teens.

Visit PN#12193, (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802909) for the complete job posting .

Compensation. Salary range of $61,000.00 - $73,000.00 annually and an excellent fringe benefits package.

If you are a visionary and transformational leader with exceptional customer service skills who values creativity and innovation, we would like to hear from you. Contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com), via email or telephone for additional information. 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, and apply online at PN#12193, http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802909, on or before the closing date of May 10, 2014. 

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

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

 

(1)   Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Sciences  

 

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

 

 

Duties and responsibilities:

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

 

 

Minimum qualifications:

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

 

 

 

Preferred qualifications:

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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Librarian/Media Specialist, Temple Beth Am Day School, Miami FL

Temple Beth Am Day School in Miami, FL is looking for a librarian/media specialist. Our librarian will work with our Head of School to usher our current library into the 21st century. The candidate will develop a library curriculum to complement and enhance the Day School curriculum. The candidate will work closely with the Educational Technology Director to ensure that the library offers digital databases and tools to enhance the Day School curriculum. The candidate will engender a love of books, learning and curiosity in our students; will teach students and staff to be effective, efficient and ethical consumers of ideas and information; and will empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and skillful researchers. The candidate will have a strong working knowledge of children's literature and interest in Judaic literature.
Responsibilities: 
Develop and implement a library curriculum for day school students to include a full range of literacy skills and to support and enhance the day school curriculum.

Instruct library skills classes ranging from reading time with early childhood students; to collaboratively planned learning, research and critical thinking experiences for elementary students; to providing professional development for faculty in 21st century library skills.

Acquire, develop and recommend skill-level appropriate materials that meet the instructional needs of teachers to support the day school curriculum.

Provide access to information, learning, teaching and research related to the Judaic collections.

Create and maintain in the school library a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible and conducive to learning. 

Act as an active, accessible and informed library leader accessible to students, staff, parents and library users.

Share expertise at faculty meetings, parent meetings and school board meetings.

Model and implement effective use of technology in the library, including, but not limited to, ebooks, mobile devices, apps, databases, and a card catalog.

Maintain frequent and timely communication to the Beth Am community via a library blog/website, social media, newsletter, video/audio streaming and on-demand video/audio podcasts.

Select, acquire, and organize books and other media for the library for maximum and effective use.

Oversee and manage the library budget.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree or higher degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or bachelor's degree or higher degree with thirty (30) semester hours in educational media or library science to include credit in (a) Management of library media programs; (b) Collection development; (c) Library media resources; (d) Reference sources and services; (e) Organization of collections; and (f) Design and production of educational media

Preferred (but not required) 3-5 years experience teaching adults and children

Preferred (but not required) 3-5 years experience in working with students and educational staff

Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills

Salary: $50,000-$60,000 plus paid sick, personal, and bereavement days. Health insurance & pension plan options are available.

Email cover letter and resume to Dr. Deborah Starr, Temple Beth Am Day School Head of School: DSTARR@TBAM.ORG

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Diversity Fellowship Program (Research), OCLC, Dublin OH

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. 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 information costs.  Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. We are currently seeking candidates for a Diversity Fellowship Program (Research) position at our Dublin, Ohio office.

 

 

Research fellow has the opportunity to work on OCLC Research projects associated with the Advancing the Research Mission and User Behavior and Synthesis Activities.

 

  1. The User Behavior and Synthesis Activity area includes several projects.
    1. Visitors and Residents project (http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/vandr/): This is a collaborative project that is funded by JISC and Oxford Universities in the UK and OCLC. The study utilizes the visitors and residents principle described in the University of Oxford's Technology Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL) blog, which hypothesizes that neither age nor gender determines whether one is a visitor (one who logs on to the virtual environment, performs a specific task or acquires specific information, and then logs off) or a resident (one who has an ongoing, developing presence online). This work will increase understanding of how learners engage with the Web and how educational services and systems can attract and sustain a possible new group of lifelong learners. The trans-Atlantic partnership will support comparison of students' digital learning strategies in different cultural contexts. The project will be in its final phase, which will require quantitative and qualitative data analysis and dissemination of research findings. The results can influence the development of OCLC and member organizations' systems and services.
    2. Cyber Synergy project (http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/synergy/default.htm): This is a collaborative project that is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Rutgers University to investigate the possibility of seamless collaboration between knowledge institutions such as libraries and the Social Q&A (SQA) community. This project will require quantitative and qualitative data analysis, dissemination of research findings, and development of models for virtual reference and SQA services to initiate new collaborative library services. The project will be finalized in fall 2014 so there will be many opportunities for analysis reporting, and dissemination, including publications.
    3. European Union grant proposal: Develop a grant proposal using the Visitors & Residents framework to study the use of mobile technologies in European countries and to develop anticipatory library applications. We will partner with approximately 5 European countries in this proposal. If funded, this project will require quantitative and qualitative data analysis, dissemination of research findings, and development of models to initiate new library mobile applications based on the location of the user.
  1. The Advancing the Research Mission Activity area includes several projects.
    1. Data sharing and reuse: Projects in this area examine scholars sharing and reuse of digital data and collections. Current projects are examining data reuse in three academic communities to identify how contextual information about the data that supports reuse can best be created and preserved.  Projects in this area involve quantitative and qualitative research methods (e.g. surveys, interviewing, server logs, etc.) and the dissemination of research findings. 
    2. Librarian and Data Management: Projects related to this area examine the academic librarians' role in data management. Of particular interest are librarian attitudes, involvement, and activities related to helping university researchers manage their data. Projects in this area employ quantitative and qualitative research methods and the dissemination of research findings. A major objective for projects in this area is to inform the development of effective social and technical infrastructures (e.g. education, training, systems, services, etc.) that can support librarians in their efforts.

 

The following skills are required to accomplish the projects/tasks across the two projects.

  • A Master's or Ph.D. in Library and Information Science or related discipline (Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Archives, Records Management) is required, though candidates with advanced degrees in social science disciplines (Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology) are also encouraged to apply.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadline
  • Experienced in Microsoft office program
  • Familiarity with database design principles

The following skills are preferred:

  • Undergraduate or graduate research experience
  • Ability to quickly learn new software applications

Salary and Benefits 

  • Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and applicable market compensation
  • The Fellow will be eligible for health & welfare benefits such as is provided to other similarly situated term-limited employees 
  • Relocation Assistance will be offered in the form of a lump sum distributed in two installments (50% at signing of offer and 50% after 90 days of start date).  The amount of the lump sum will be determined by the distance required for relocation during the term of the fellowship 

 

OCLC Candidate Profile 

 

Create your candidate profile at the OCLC Career Center Internet site.  Once you select to apply for the OCLC Diversity Fellowship opening, you will be asked the following questions:

  • Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
  • Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B, F-1 visa status)?
  • List your library-related educational experience. Please include: name of degree and major; educational institution city/state/country; year degree awarded.
  • List any additional educational experience. Please include: name of degree and major; educational institution city/state/country; year degree awarded.
  • List the names of two persons (unrelated to you) who will be submitting letters of recommendation for you. Please include the e-mail address and phone number of the two recommenders.
  • List your involvement with professional/student organizations (provide detailed listings of your activities and involvement with library and information science-related organizations); publications (citations for up to five key publications); and honors and awards.
  • List any employment experience, most recent position first. Please include: position title; institution; institution mailing address; dates of employment; and key responsibilities. 

Essay

 

Provide an original essay (to be submitted as part of your resume file) of no more than 1,000 words describing why you want to participate in the OCLC Diversity Fellowship Program, and how the experience will contribute to your short-term and long-term career plans.  The essay should also demonstrate insight into the problems and opportunities surrounding diversity and inclusion in the library workforce.

 

Letters of Recommendation

 

Two persons (unrelated to you) will need to submit letters of recommendation on your behalf directly to:  diversityfellow@oclc.org.  Letters of recommendation MUST be sent separately via e-mail from the recommender's e-mail account (applicants cannot submit the letters).  Recommenders should state how long they have known you and in what capacity, discuss evidence of your commitment to professional development and service, and give an assessment of your promise as a developing professional. 

  

Application Procedures

 

Application is initiated by applying to the specific fellowship requisition at the OCLC Career Center Internet site, www.oclc.jobs, where you will need to create an OCLC candidate profile.  The OCLC Diversity Fellowship (Research) Job ID number is 2407.  Note:  If you have created an OCLC candidate profile in the past, please do not create a duplicate profile.

 

Important: 

  • If you are applying for multiple OCLC positions, you only need to create one OCLC candidate profile, but you must apply towards each particular position via your candidate profile. 
  • When creating your profile, you will arrive at a section to 'upload your resume'.  Please use that section to upload your original resume and essay in one file (both your resume and essay should be in one document before submitting the file online).  If you experience problems uploading your resume and essay document, please submit the resume and essay via email directly to:  diversityfellow@oclc.org 

The application initiation and all required submissions (original essay and two letters of recommendation) MUST be completed and received by Friday, March 21, 2014 at 5:00pm ET. 

 

Timeline and Key Dates

 

                Application Deadline:  March 21, 2014

                Anticipated Start Date:  June 23, 2014

  

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  OCLC maintains an ongoing commitment to equal opportunity and seeks to sustain a diverse workplace. 

 

 

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/c8xksmy

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Regional Manager - Special Sales, OCLC, Dublin OH

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).

 

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.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/h54hrdt

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

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

Preferred

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

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

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

 

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

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

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

 

TO APPLY

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

 

Jennifer Chaffin

Director of Human Resources

Libraries Human Resources

Herman B Wells Library 201

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone:  812-855-8196

Fax:  812-855-2576

E-mail: libpers@indiana.edu

 

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

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Collection Development Librarian, Whatcom County Library System, Bellingham WA

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking a Collection Development Librarian who is passionate about public library collections to support the delivery of innovative and responsive library services.  The Collection Development Librarian performs a variety of professional library services pertaining to the selection, development and maintenance of the WCLS materials collections for our 10-branch and 1-bookmobile library system.  Requires a Master's of Library Science degree and three or more years' relevant library experience in public services, and a State of Washington Librarian certification. Full time position with beginning compensation of $3,987 per month, plus excellent benefits. Apply by Tuesday, April 15th. Click on the "read more" link for full posting and application instructions.

POSITION:  Collection Development Librarian

DEPARTMENT:  Collection Support

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking a Collection Development Librarian who is passionate about public library collections to support the delivery of innovative and responsive library services.  The Collection Development Librarian performs a variety of professional library services pertaining to the selection, development and maintenance of the WCLS materials collections for our 10-branch and 1-bookmobile library system.

The Collection Development Librarian is responsible for:

Materials selection: Exercise professional judgment to identify, evaluate and select library materials in multiple formats for assigned collections of the Whatcom County Library System. Assign and oversee the development and maintenance of assigned collections.

Inform Library collection decisions: Analyze branch and program statistics, demographics, and holdings information to determine assignment of selected materials.

Patron responsiveness: Anticipate patron interest and demand by keeping abreast of publicity in the media and purchasing promptly. Respond to patron requests for materials in a timely fashion. Ensure that patron requests for reconsideration of library materials are handled promptly and appropriately.

Promotion of collection: Promote assigned collections through the use of the public website, blogs, social media, book reviews in local periodicals, library programs, partnerships and community organizations.

Collection policy: Participate in general collection building and overall policy development with other selectors. Explain and support the collection and selection policies to staff, patrons and the public.

QUALIFICATIONS:  You have a wealth of knowledge about, and passion for, the elements that make up a great public library collection. You are skilled in interpreting data from many sources in analyzing collection needs. You are knowledgeable in the principles and procedures related to selection, acquisition, and processing of library materials in multiple formats and the use of integrated library systems. You are skilled in analysis, negotiation and problem solving.  Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely.  Requires a Master's of Library Science degree and three or more years' relevant library experience in public services, and a State of Washington Librarian certification. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.

LOCATION:  Whatcom County Library System, 5205 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA.   Perennially recognized by the national media as one of the best places to live in America, Whatcom County is a place that truly has something for everyone.  With magnificent natural scenery, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Baker, hiking, arts and theatre, and charming communities, Whatcom County is a unique area of Washington State.  Located 90 minutes from Seattle and within an hour of Vancouver, British Columbia, the County's northern border with Canada gives it a unique flavor geared to cross-border shopping and recreation.

UNION:  Membership in AFSCME, AFL-CIO Local 1581 required commencing not more than 30 days after employment, according to the terms and conditions described in the current bargaining agreement.

SCHEDULE:  40 regular scheduled weekly hours; some evening and weekend hours may be necessary on an occasional basis.  Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule changes depending on library needs.

COMPENSATION:  $3,987 per month with excellent benefits including Social Security, retirement, medical, dental and optical insurance; paid vacation and sick leave, EAP, and a fun and innovative work environment that values the contributions of our employees.

POSTING DATES:  Tuesday, 3/4/14 to Tuesday, 4/15/14

APPLICATION:  Submit a completed WCLS Application Packet* by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 4/15/14 to:

Christina Read, Human Resources Manager
Whatcom County Library System
5205 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA  98226
Phone: (360) 305-3600, ext. 216
Email:  collectionlibrarian@wcls.org

* Application packets must include:

  • Completed WCLS Employment Application (also available at the address above, or any branch library)
  • Résumé and cover letter that illustrates your relevant professional experience in public services and how it would help you meet the demands of this position.

JOB BEGINS:  As soon after hiring as possible.

SELECTION:  Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview, and a skills test.  Selection of applicants for further consideration and/or possible testing will be determined by the information supplied by the applicants on their applications and accompanying documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application to permit WCLS to properly determine the applicant's qualifications, abilities and attributes as they relate to the listed position.  Interviews will be scheduled ONLY with best qualified applicants, based upon applications, résumés and other documents received, and test results.  Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.

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Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator, Whatcom County Library System, Bellingham WA

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking an Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator who is passionate about learning and applying new and enhanced technological developments to support the delivery of innovative and responsive library services.  This position administers the WCLS Integrated Library System (ILS) and peripherals, supporting a variety of services including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reports, external interface functions, and public access for our 10-branch and 1-bookmobile library system. Requires a Bachelor's degree and three or more years' relevant library experience working with integrated library systems or related products; Master's in Library Science and State of Washington Librarian certification preferred. Full time position with beginning compensation of $3,987 per month, plus excellent benefits. Apply by Tuesday, April 15th. Click on the "read more" link for full posting and application instructions.

POSITION:  Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator

DEPARTMENT:  Collection Support

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking an Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator who is passionate about learning and applying new and enhanced technological developments to support the delivery of innovative and responsive library services.  This position administers the WCLS Integrated Library System (ILS) and peripherals, supporting a variety of services including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reports, external interface functions, and public access for our 10-branch and 1-bookmobile library system.

The ILS Administrator is responsible for:

Selection, configuration and implementation: Partner with Bellingham Public Library (BPL) to select, configure and implement a new shared ILS.

Ongoing administration: Manage the efficient operation of the ILS, including application performance, administration, maintenance, upgrades and reporting to meet library requirements. Maintain interfaces between the library's ILS and 3rd-party products.

Enhanced technologies:  Work with IT Services to ensure ongoing research and development for effective implementation and maintenance of the ILS and related technology applications. Research, evaluate and recommend new applications and resources in line with the Library's strategic plan.

Inform Library collection decisions: Collect and evaluate statistical data related to the ILS; prepare relevant reports.

Enhance staff and patron experience: Develop and maintain first-hand knowledge of a staff user's experience of the ILS.  Oversee development of system-wide and department ILS procedures and training in collaboration with Public Services staff and the Learning Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS:  You are organized, technically sound and a credible system administrator with interest, talent and training in the management of integrated library systems. You have demonstrated an ability to work within a fast-paced and collaborative team environment, and have excellent skills in building relationships, communicating effectively, and serving the needs of others. Most importantly, you are a responsive, hands-on problem-solver and have a propensity to get things done! Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely.  Requires a Bachelor's degree and three or more years' relevant library experience working with integrated library systems or related products; Master's in Library Science and State of Washington Librarian certification preferred. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.

LOCATION:  Whatcom County Library System, 5205 Northwest Drive, Bellingham, WA.   Perennially recognized by the national media as one of the best places to live in America, Whatcom County is a place that truly has something for everyone.  With magnificent natural scenery, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Baker, hiking, arts and theatre, and charming communities, Whatcom County is a unique area of Washington State.  Located 90 minutes from Seattle and within an hour of Vancouver, British Columbia, the County's northern border with Canada gives it a unique flavor geared to cross-border shopping and recreation.

UNION:  Membership in AFSCME, AFL-CIO Local 1581 required commencing not more than 30 days after employment, according to the terms and conditions described in the current bargaining agreement.

SCHEDULE:  40 regular scheduled weekly hours; some evening and weekend hours may be necessary on an occasional basis.  Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule changes depending on library needs.

COMPENSATION:  $3,987 per month with excellent benefits including Social Security, retirement, medical, dental and optical insurance; paid vacation and sick leave, EAP, and a fun and innovative work environment that values the contributions of our employees.

POSTING DATES:  Tuesday, 3/4/14 to Tuesday, 4/15/14

APPLICATION:  Submit a completed WCLS Application Packet* by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 4/15/14 to:

Christina Read, Human Resources Manager
Whatcom County Library System
5205 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, WA  98226
Phone: (360) 305-3600, ext. 216
Email: ilsadministrator@wcls.org

* Application packets must include:

  • Completed WCLS Employment Application (also available at the address above, or any branch library)
  • Résumé and cover letter that illustrates your past experience and/or training working with integrated library systems or related products and how it would help you meet the demands of this position

JOB BEGINS:  As soon after hiring as possible.

SELECTION:  Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview, and a skills test.  Selection of applicants for further consideration and/or possible testing will be determined by the information supplied by the applicants on their applications and accompanying documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application to permit WCLS to properly determine the applicant's qualifications, abilities and attributes as they relate to the listed position.  Interviews will be scheduled ONLY with best qualified applicants, based upon applications, résumés and other documents received, and test results.  Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.

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Archives Assistant, ACE Group of Companies, Philadelphia PA

Please direct all applications (cover letter and resume) and job-related questions to corporate archivist Shaun Kirkpatrick at shaun.kirkpatrick@acegroup.com. General questions about salary, benefits, and working at ACE can be directed to recruiter Kevin Duda at kevin.duda@acegroup.com.

The ACE Group of Companies is one of the world's leading global commercial property and casualty insurance and reinsurance organizations, with operations in 54 countries and over 20,000 employees worldwide. The ACE Archives, located in Old City Philadelphia, provides a secure repository where records of permanent value are preserved and made available to ACE staff. Records span all business units (legal, communications/marketing, financial, real estate, underwriting, etc.) and date back to the founding of the Insurance Company of North America, ACE's oldest company, in 1792.

KEY OBJECTIVES
The Archives Assistant (part-time/24 hours per week) supports the Corporate Archivist in a variety of archival and administrative tasks, including the processing, arrangement, and description of the collections housed in the ACE Archives, and the provision of internal reference and retrieval services.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
· Provide support in maintaining the Archives and its programs, and continually seek ways of improving the collections and services
· Accession and process incoming records, and re-process existing archival collections, according to best practices for corporate archives
· Process loans and fulfill reference requests for internal clients, in consultation with record owners when appropriate. Assist the Corporate Archivist in completing external reference requests.
· Create or revise databases as needed
· Create finding aids, indices, and other reference tools
· Digitize documents for remote access
· Shelve archival records and assist with the maintenance of the Archives storage area, including monitoring of the storage environment
· Assess the collection for conservation needs
· Supervise use of Archives by company staff
· Participate in diverse special projects

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
· Bachelor's degree is required. Coursework in archival studies, public history, library science, museum studies, or a related field is preferred.
· Experience with all aspects of archival work is highly desirable, including appraisal, accessioning, processing, preservation, conservation, reference, and outreach. Experience in a corporate setting is preferred.
· Strong customer service ethic
· Detail and task oriented
· Ability to work independently
· Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications such as Excel and Word, including experience creating and modifying databases in Microsoft Access
· Highly developed interpersonal, communication, writing, and presentation skills

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

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


DEADLINE:  April 15, 2014


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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Library Manager, New York Public Library, New York NY

Under the general direction of the Library Network Manager:

  • Manages the day to day operations of the branch including information, circulation, outreach, and programming services.
  • Serves as the hiring manager for the site and is responsible for the ongoing development, evaluation, training, and discipline of staff in accordance with Library policies.
  • Has overall responsibility for branch appearance and layout, the procurement of furniture and supplies, and the branch's operational budget
  • Develops and implements strategies to enhance the onsite user experience, including using statistics and metrics to tailor services to meet local community needs and drive circulation and attendance.
  • Builds partnerships with local businesses, community organizations, elected officials and community leaders to further strengthen the branch's relationship with their diverse community.
  • Partners with Programming units to develop and facilitate innovative programs for the community's diverse patron base
  • Maintains and updates the Library's collection profile, including merchandising the material and communicating collection needs to the Collection Development team.
  • Focuses overall effort on providing exceptional customer service, including rallying the Branch Library team around this goal and resolving patron complaints as needed.
  • Collaborates with Library Network Manager and other departments to improve the quality and variety of branch library services, ensure that the site is well-maintained and that technology is operational
  • Performs public service duties as needed.
  • Stays current in public library matters through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, interlibrary organizations, and attending professional meetings, conferences or workshops.
  • Performs related duties as required

We currently have openings at the following Libraries:

  • Fort Washington Library
  • 67th Street Library
  • Epiphany Library
  • Throgs Neck Library

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Library Science degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Substantial, successfully demonstrated public library experience working in a variety of roles displaying administrative, supervisory, and leadership skills appropriate to the position
  • Successfully demonstrated commitment to providing consistent, high-quality public services
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills including the ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Library
  • Successfully demonstrated experience supervising, training, and mentoring staff
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, identify and assess problems, and decisively implement appropriate solutions or recommendations
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively across the Library to get things accomplished
  • Creativity, flexibility, and initiative in accommodating community and staff needs
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Knowledge and understanding of urban library issues, library and information technologies; library policies and procedures

To apply, please visit our website:  www.nypl.org/jobs

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Instructional Services Librarian, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley CO

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

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

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

REQUIRED:

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

PREFERRED:

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

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

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

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

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

Job Summary

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

 

About the Chicago Collections Consortium Portal

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

 

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

Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)

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

Minimum Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred Requirements

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

 

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

 

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

 

Salary: Minimum $55,000

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

 

Responsibilities

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

 

 

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Category Analyst, Etsy, Brooklyn NY

Join us in creating structure and discoverability within Etsy's marketplace.

 

As a category analyst, you will be responsible for creating structure and discoverability within Etsy's marketplace. As a member of Etsy's SEO team, you will work side by side with Product, Product Marketing, Merchandising, User Research, and Data teams. This is a 6-month contract position based in our Brooklyn, NY office.

 

About the Team

 

Etsy's SEO team is small, but has a huge impact. We're responsible for making items findable on Etsy, and making Etsy findable on the rest of the internet. Our work touches key aspects of the shopping experience on Etsy, including search, browse, and navigation. We have a set of highly ambitious goals ahead of us, and we hope you'll join us in making them a reality!

 

About the Job

 

As a Category Analyst at Etsy, you will:

● Audit Etsy's marketplace to understand potential overlaps and identify growth opportunities.

● Develop, evaluate, and manage taxonomy strategies.

● Organize Etsy's marketplace to delight shoppers and deliver against Etsy's business goals.

● Work with our user research team to drive efforts to test changes to marketplace organization.

● Leverage data, both qualitative and quantitative, and e-commerce and/or retail expertise to inform decisions.

● Identify category attributes and structured data to drive search and browse refinement.

About You

 

● At least 3-5 years of experience in a related role.

● Experience organizing, merchandizing, or buying for an online retail experience.

● Proven experience with collecting and analyzing data to inform decisions.

● Passionate about creating a compelling shopping experience.

● Exceptional written and oral communication skills; capable of speaking fluently in and understanding the Etsy voice.

● Proactive, can-do attitude with strong interpersonal skills- comfortable working with all functions and levels of the organization.

● Strategist and implementer- we are a small team, and need people ready to roll up their sleeves and make an impact right away.

● Forward thinking with the ability to anticipate potential feedback or issues and solve for them upfront.

● Contagious enthusiasm for and belief in the Etsy marketplace and vision!

What's Next

 

If you're interested in joining the team, please apply here: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=oWEzYfwR&s=Y!TaxonomyJobs. You won't be surprised to hear, though, that we won't consider resumes without a cover letter. Let us know how you fit the bill for each of our requirements above. Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety, so use your judgment and write to us in your own voice. If you have a presence on the web that we can easily access (Twitter, Facebook, rap sheet), contribute to an open source project, write a blog, or practice another craft besides designing beautiful, functional websites, that means something to us, we'd love to hear about it.

 

If necessary, contact mia@etsy.com

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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DevOps Engineer, New York University, New York NY

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

 

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

 

Our infrastructure includes:

 

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

 

Your responsibilities include:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

 

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

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Librarian-in-Residence Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Search Analyst, DigitalGov Search Team, General Services Administration (GSA), Washington DC


http://search.digitalgov.gov/blog/job-opening.html

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? If so, apply for the position working on DigitalGov Search, GSA's award-winning hosted service that powers the search box on 1,500 government websites.

The job announcement will appear on USAJOBS.gov in late March. The position is in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at GSA. It will be posted as an IT Specialist, GS-2210-11/12.

We're looking for an enthusiastic, talented person to help support DigitalGov Search. The position will support efforts to develop, maintain, and improve DigitalGov Search. It will focus on understanding information access and retrieval, especially search, to guide the information architecture, user interface, and policy decisions that enhance searchers' experience on sites that use DigitalGov Search. It will also focus on designing and implementing processes to ensure that our agency customers have the best possible experience with our service.

The announcement will be posted for 10 business days. This brief posting period is because of the federal government's 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.

We're sending this pre-announcement so you can spread the word to anyone who might be interested.  As soon as the job announcement opens, we'll forward a link to it so that interested persons can apply.  Contact Ammie Farraj Feijoo, DigitalGov Search Manager, at ammie.farrajfeijoo@gsa.gov for further information about the position.

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Librarian, Charles Darwin Research Station, Galapagos Islands (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Job type: Full-time position
Job Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Process closing date: March 30th, 2014


INTRODUCTION
G.T. Corley Smith is a small library, which serves research scientists, researchers and local and international visitors. Contains ~ 6000 monographs, and hundreds of theses, reports and magazines print titles, ~ 20,000 reprints and an archive collection of documents, photographs, slides and CDF Publications. The library catalog has recently migrated to Koha Open Source ILS.


The librarian will be considered a senior staff position within the institution and will have administrative responsibilities including regular staff meetings, budgeting and project management, and attracting resources on a regular basis to ensure that the library work and the larger "knowledge management" work is successful throughout the CDF.


Main responsibilities:
1. Manage all aspects of the library including cataloging, circulation, collection development, reference and access, planning, promotion, budget and staff.
2. Lead the implementation of the plan for the protection of the collections and archives of the CDF, proactively seeking financial support through grants and collaborations.
3. Coordinate efforts to collect digitize and preserve CDF publications, photographs and other unique content.
4. Mentor a local scholarship student and will attending a graduate program /certificate of library and information science in the continent, in the operation and implementation of all aspects of the library.
5. Supervise a library assistant and volunteers. 6. Manage the CDF information and foster cross communication between departments.
7. Maintain and improve the library catalog, completing the implementation of some features of Koha not yet fully operational. Develop and implement policies and procedures for cataloging, including the de-duplication of records and other improvements.
8. Collaborate with CDF staff, researchers and volunteers in integrating the library catalog and CDF content of the publication of information with other platforms including CDF Datazone.
9. Oversee the maintenance and improvements of the physical facilities, equipment and conditions of the library environment to ensure adequate long-term materials conservation and enjoyable visitor experience.
10. Provide professional reference services for researchers, graduate students, and other users.
11. Update and improve the online catalog of the library.
12. Identify financial resources for continued library maintenance, collections enhancement, archiving, and storage.


Required profile:

  • Fluency in English and Spanish Degree in Library Science or related.
  • Certification in librarianship and documentation recognized by the international library community program.
  • At least two years of full-time experience as a professional librarian with tasks such as cataloging, reference, acquisitions, circulation, planning, management and supervision of staff.
  • At least one year experience working with an automated library (modules catalog and circulation).
  • Working knowledge of standards such as AACR2, MARC and DDC (Dewey Decimal System).
  • Experience in project management.
  • Knowledge or experience in the preservation of library collections in Ecuadorian and Latin American environments.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Resourceful, detail oriented and proactive.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new things, solve problems and initiative in implementation.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Post -graduate or Masters in library and information science.
• With academic background in biological, environmental and marine sciences.
• Project management of digitization and implementation experience.
• Experience overseeing a renovation or expansion of the library.
• Experience or background to manage and describe archival collections.
• Experience of database management.
• Experience with HTML and web editing.
• Affiliations with relevant professional organizations in librarianship.


Conditions:
They shall be fixed according to the candidate's qualifications. Benefits include health insurance and 30 days of vacation per year.


How to apply:
Applicants must submit the following documents via e- mail to: empleo@fcdarwin.org.ec


Letter of interest describing their qualifications in accordance with the minimum requirements for this position (half a page for each requirement)


Curriculum Vitae
Three professional references (names and email addresses)


www.darwinfoundation.org

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Sr Taxonomy Manager, Allrecipes.com, Seattle WA

Job Title: Sr Taxonomy Manager

Requisition #: PUBL7296
Department: AR International Edit & Art

About Allrecipes.com: 
Allrecipes.com, the world's largest digital food brand, receives 750 million annual visits from home cooks around the world who discover and share personal food experiences through recipes, reviews, photos, videos, profiles, and blog posts. Since launching in 1997, the Seattle-based company's sites, apps and eBooks have served as a dynamic, indispensable resource for cooks of all skill levels seeking trusted recipes, entertaining ideas, everyday and holiday meal solutions and practical cooking tips. Allrecipes' is a global, multiplatform brand with 17 websites, 9 mobile apps, and 13 eBooks serving cooks in 23 countries and 11 languages. 
Allrecipes.com is a collaborative, innovative, data-driven environment where you can quickly see the results of your efforts. This is your chance to be a part of a company leveraging the latest technologies to help people be more successful at cooking their everyday meals. High performance, creative problem solving, and responsibility are not just buzzwords but an integral part of what we do every day. We are laser-focused on designing and building amazing products and always make sure to surround ourselves with talented, smart, compassionate people in a fun, friendly, fast-paced environment. 
Allrecipes.com is part of Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com) the leading media and marketing company serving American women. 
As a senior taxonomy manager you will lead the information architecture strategy for multiple international sites to ensure that we have an effective taxonomy for each site to drive customer acquisition through SEO as well as an intuitive user experience that promotes user engagement and retention. This is an internal consultant role. You will work directly with site specific teams to implement taxonomies and regularly monitor site usage and SEO performance to ensure continued improvement. You must be able to build productive, collaborative relationships across the organization. The role requires strong analytical skills balanced with customer focus and a deep understanding of the body of content and business needs.
Essential Job Functions
• Perform competitive analysis and industry research.
• Work closely with Lead Editorial Producer for each site to assess the current taxonomy, understand culturally-related needs, and identify areas of opportunity. 
• Work closely with each Lead Editorial Producer to build a prioritized and actionable plan for each site.
• Regularly monitor and report on individual site performance against goals. 
• Work closely with site design, development and product management to collaborate and ensure that content structure and strategy aligns with site plans and UI.
Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:
All must be met to be considered.
Education:
• MLIS (Masters in Library Sciences) degree or equivalent experience 
Experience:
• 10+ years of online or interactive experience required.
• At least 5+ years creating complex taxonomies for a large body of content, ideally for a consumer-facing application.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Strong Experience with web analytics tools (Google Analytics, Optify, Omniture, Hitwise, etc...)
• Strong Experience in SEO best practices.
• A passion for global food culture. 
• Fluency in multiple languages preferred. 
• Proven ability to initiate and manage the delivery of multiple products on time.
• Strong project management and organizational skills.
• Excellent communicator and collaborator. 

Employment Status:Full Time
Location:Seattle, WA 

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

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


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


Responsibilities:

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


Qualifications/Experience:

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


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

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Pharmacy Liaison, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities MN

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bioinformatics Specialist, University of Rochester, Rochester NY

Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Hlth Sci Librs & Technologies

Schedule

8:30 AM-5 PM

Position Description:

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

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

Desirable Qualifications:

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

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities include:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Compensation and Benefits:

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

To Apply:

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

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


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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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


Preferred Qualifications:

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


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

Closing Date:
03/29/14

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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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

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

Summary

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

Qualifications

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

Application

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

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

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

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

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Student Success Librarian, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN

Appointment Rank: Assistant Professor

Available: August 1, 2014

Salary: $48,000

General Function

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

Specific Duties

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

Qualifications

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

Environment

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

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

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

Benefits

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

Application Procedures

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

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

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


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


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

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

- Conservation and preservation review (20%)

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

- Reference and curricular support (15%)

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

- Other related duties as assigned (5%)


EDUCATION / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE:


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

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


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


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


Reference Job Opening ID: 183006


Application deadline is March 28, 2014


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


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

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Associate Knowledge Management Specialist, Abt Associates, Bethesda MD or Cambridge MA

Organization Overview

 

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

 

The Office of Reputational Capital at Abt Associates develops and supports programs to help Abt staff conduct high quality, innovative work that improves people's lives, and strengthen the company's reputation for excellence.

 

Opportunity 

 

Abt Associates seeks an Associate Knowledge Management (KM) Specialist to contribute to the goals of building and leveraging Reputational Capital across the Company.  An important element of Reputational Capital is knowledge management.  S/He will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of knowledge sharing across all company divisions and departments. 

 

Specific responsibilities include:

 

  • Assist with identification, documentation and standardization of knowledge assets
  • Assist with uploading, organizing, and indexing of knowledge assets to AGI (Abt Global Intranet) and other locations
  • Assist with search for, and retrieval of knowledge assets from AGI (Abt Global Intranet) and other sources
  • Train staff to document, upload, index, and retrieve knowledge assets
  • Work closely with project and proposal teams to encourage sharing and utilization of knowledge assets and adherence with KM policies, procedures, and best practices
  • Coordinate with IT and Corporate Communications to ensure that KM systems and tools provide the functionality, usability, formatting and content needed to support objectives
  • Champion all KM activities and strategies
  • Engage business to fully understand user experience of Abt knowledge platforms, and propose improvements to these systems

 

Skills Prerequisites

 

  • BA/BS degree with 1-3 years of experience; preferably in a field related to knowledge management or library science
  • Knowledge Management or Library experience required - experience in  metadata management a plus
  • Attention to detail, strong organization skills, and the ability to multi-task essential
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Experience with SharePoint or other collaboration platforms, Web tools and social media preferred

 

Minimum Qualifications 

 

BA with 1 - 3 years of experience OR MA/MBA with no years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

This position is located in: 

US-MA-Cambridge

US-MD-Bethesda

 

To apply: https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=AbtPROD&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=4682&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=FF%2fySC8tEyUNmQIEZdWr1vUnYFo%3d

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Director, Knowledge Management, Abt Associates, Bethesda MD or Cambridge MA

Organization Overview

 

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.

 

The Office of Reputational Capital at Abt Associates develops and supports programs to help Abt staff conduct high quality, innovative work that improves people's lives, and strengthen the company's reputation for excellence.

 

Opportunity 


Abt Associates seeks a Director of Knowledge Management to provide leadership in knowledge management (KM) by strengthening a knowledge sharing and collaboration culture across Abt Associates. The incumbent will focus on organizational objectives such as productivity, innovation, quality, impact, competitiveness, and continuous improvement of the organization's knowledge sharing and collaboration.


Key Responsibilities

 

  1. Develop and communicate KM strategy and vision to internal staff, management and stakeholders.
  2. Assess knowledge sharing and collaboration needs and identify appropriate strategies to fulfill those needs.
  3. Work closely with the businesses to understand, summarize, and address KM needs.
  4. Partner with IT and Corporate Communications to fulfill KM needs and implement KM strategy.
  5. Develop and implement KM policies, procedures, and best practices to achieve KM vision.
  6. Oversee selection, collection, analysis and reporting of KM metrics.
  7. Manage day-to-day KM team activities.

 

Skills Prerequisites

 

  • 10+ years' experience in knowledge management. 
  • Proven ability to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration across a diverse organization. trong facilitative leader who leads by example.
  • Experience working in a large global organization that generates and leverages diverse forms of knowledge and expertise daily.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in cross functional teams.


Minimum Qualifications


BA/BS with 10+years of experience OR MA/MBA with 8+ years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 

This position is located in: 

US-MA-Cambridge

US-MD-Bethesda

To apply: https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=AbtPROD&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=4701&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertName=&_s.crb=FF%2fySC8tEyUNmQIEZdWr1vUnYFo%3d

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Preservation Programs Manager, Colorado Preservation, Inc., Denver CO

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities include managing Colorado's Most Endangered Places Program which identifies, advocates for, and assists threatened or endangered historic sites around the state by proving direct technical support, advocacy, outreach, and education to a wide variety of communities with historic preservation projects and issues to advance preservation best practices in Colorado.

Duties

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct the annual development, selection and announcement of Colorado's Most Endangered Places List
  • Maintain permanent files on threatened sites, preservation methods, site protection, preservation incentives, fundraising opportunities and partner organizations
  • Work directly with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, and Colorado's Most Endangered Places committee to implement a comprehensive, strategic, goal-based fundraising plan for the Endangered Places Program
  • Develop and manage financial support for the Endangered Places Program including: securing grants to fund the program, securing grant match funding such as through the annual Silent Auction at the Saving Places Conference, submitting deliverables to the grant funder, and managing grant financials and reports
  • Establish work plans supported by community stakeholders for each Listed sites to achieve a SAVE
  • Respond daily to inquiries regarding historic preservation guidelines, regulations, and acceptable practices from community advocates, property owners, and professionals
  • Develop and maintain a system of volunteer site reviewers
  • Manage seasonal assistants and interns
  • Contribute editorial content to the monthly newsletter, Annual Report, and other organizational publications
  • Coordinate website development, graphic design, and maintenance for the Endangered Places Program
  • Support and assist CPI co-workers in achieving overall organizational goals
  • Represent organization at events, meetings and speaking engagements including through public media, and contribute leadership and promote teamwork within the office
  • Understand and help implement the 2020 Colorado Statewide Preservation Plan
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree required; M.A. in Historic Preservation, Architectural History, American Studies, Geography, Business/Project Management, Public Policy or related field preferred
  • Minimum two years work-related experience in related field preferred
  • A basic knowledge of historic preservation methods, procedures and governmental policies governing historic resources is required, and the ability to interpret and implement the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation is preferred
  • Candidate must have the ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives without direct supervision
  • Organizational and time management skills to handle on-going, revolving deadlines and shifting priorities under time and financial pressures
  • Ability to develop creative solutions in difficult and complex situations, assemble innovative partnerships and communicate with individuals of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, both orally and in writing
  • Experience in marketing and public relations is preferred.
  • Superb written and verbal communications skills; good with people
  • Ability to work as a team member in a highly motivated, fun, and collaborative office atmosphere
  • A passion for or background in Colorado history or historic preservation a plus
  • Advanced computer skills including Excel, MS Office, Outlook, and PowerPoint, and familiarity with Vertical Response, Wordpress, and Media Temple
  • Proficiency with design software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop preferred
  • Willingness to travel (including often overnight) and work a varied schedule, access to transportation, possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid State of Colorado driver's license are required.

How to Apply

** Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the requirements of a specific position or whose backgrounds are generally applicable to our client base. Please rest assure that we retain all candidate information for possible future matches, even if you do not hear from us in regard to your application in response to this ad. HOW TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to jdaniels@coloradopreservation.org by March 7, 2014. Enter Preservation Programs Manager in subject line. Please, no phone inquiries. For more information about Colorado Preservation, Inc. and its programs, visit our website at: www.coloradopreservation.org.

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Archivist IV (Historic Properties Information Coordinator), South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia SC


Salary: $33,000 - $36,500
Deadline: open until filled
http://shpo.sc.gov

Under general supervision, develops and administers policies, procedures and practices for collecting, managing and providing access to the State Historic Preservation Office's data on historic properties in the Statewide Survey of Historic Properties and other programs.

Duties

  • Plans, implements and maintains survey database.
  • Creates, organizes and maintains digital collections of historic property information, including digital images and databases.
  • Develops ways to enhance access to information about historic properties and preservation programs through the Internet.

Qualifications

Minimum and Additional Requirements: A Bachelor's degree and 1-year professional experience in electronic records and digitization projects.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of database management, hardware and software used for digital asset management, digital imaging systems and desktop applications, including GIS;
  • Knowledge of general archival and records management concepts, and general knowledge of electronic records issues;
  • Knowledge of metadata and related standards for information processes and their application to archival or record materials; and of data storage methods, media, and security;
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of the field of historic preservation, particularly the identification and documentation of historic properties;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with the public, staff, and other professionals.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and effective manner.

Preferred Qualifications: A Master's degree in library information science, history, architectural history, or historic preservation or related field with coursework in archives administration, electronic records, and information management; AND 1-year professional experience collecting, managing, and providing electronic access to historic property information. Such experience could include digitizing collections, managing historic property inventories in electronic format, or conducting historic property surveys using digital technologies.


How to Apply

Please complete the online state application to include all current and previous work history and education. Please attach a cover letter and resume. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online application. Please visit www.jobs.sc.gov

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Librarian I, Sidney Memorial Public Library, Sidney NY

The Sidney Memorial Public Library is seeking an energetic, motivated, and creative librarian for the position of Librarian I. Primary responsibilities include the management of the library's Public Computing Center which includes promoting the PCC, identifying vulnerable populations and implementing audience-specific training programs.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS; strong service orientation; advanced computer skills; excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

Salary range commencing at $40,000 and is commensurate with education and experience.

Application materials (cover letter, resume, and three professional references) must be electronically submitted in PDF format to si.jobs@4cls.org. Special preference will be given to those applications received by Friday, March 7, 2014.

Located in Delaware County, New York, the Sidney Memorial Public Library is a school district public library with stable, voter-directed funding and an elected board of trustees.

The position of Librarian I will assist in the provision of information services including providing computer classes to the community.

The Librarian must demonstrate a positive, proactive public service attitude, strong interpersonal abilities and customer service orientation. Considerable experience with computer technology, excellent oral communication and presentation skills are required.

Major responsibilities:

1. Responsible for oversight of public computing center.

-Plans, implements and evaluates programs, specifically technology related.
-Designs and implements publicity for technology programs.

2. Provides policy and procedure recommendations to the Library Director.

3. Provides reference and adult services to the community utilizing a variety of information resources and techniques for conveying information on a timely basis.
4. Prepares studies and reports as required.
5. Participates in collection development activities, including the selection, maintenance, and weeding of book collections.
6. Attends conferences and meetings; reads professional literature; is aware of new library resources, trends, practices, and technological advances.
7. Performs circulation desk and other duties as assigned.

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Executive Director, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Las vegas NV

Read - Learn - Achieve. Embrace Las Vegas-Clark County Library District's new Strategic Framework and provide welcoming and inspiring spaces for reading, learning and achieving--and the tools and resources that families, children, teens and adults need to succeed. The Board of Trustees seeks an energetic new leader to foster a team environment and work with staff, local government, organizations, agencies and communities and build on the Library's already outstanding reputation for service to achieve even greater levels of excellence and community participation. The Library (http://www.lvccld.org/) is an independent taxing district serving the City of Las Vegas and the unincorporated urban and outlying communities in Clark County--an 8,000 square mile area. Governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees (five appointed by the Las Vegas City Council and five by the Clark County Board of Commissioners) the Library staff (733 full and part-time workers) serve the 1.5 million citizens of the District utilizing a $52 million budget to operate 25 locations--13 urban branches and 11 outlying libraries--each featuring an array of events, workshops, programs, training, celebrations, films and storytimes tailored to each location. Recipient of many awards over the years--the District received 6.5 million visits to the branches and circulated 14.5 million items in 2013. The Library District Foundation provides additional support for community education, employment, entertainment and economic vitality.

Las Vegas and Clark County. Aside from its reputation as a world-class tourist destination, the region boasts rich cultural amenities, excellent recreational activities and is extremely family-oriented. Numerous cultural experiences are available in the Las Vegas Valley--the Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class performing arts center presenting Broadway touring shows, cabaret jazz and dance, and is home to the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Nevada Ballet Theatre. Other organizations include the Nevada Chamber Symphony, the Jazz Society, dramatic and musical theatre groups and the many educational, sports and cultural opportunities provided by the University of Nevada. Outdoor recreational activities abound and include everything from golf to water sports to snow skiing--as well as regional attractions like boating near Hoover Dam on Lake Mead, hiking and rock climbing at Red Rock, and sightseeing at the Valley of Fire, the Grand Canyon, and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix are accessible by car in a few hours. Neighborhoods abound with numerous parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, walking and bike trails, swimming pools and a variety of enrichment programs and activities year-round. Local groups perform concerts and plays geared especially toward children, and special summer camps focus on dance, drama and the visual arts. A low cost of living and no state income tax further contribute to making this a great place to call home. Additional information on the Library and the area can be found at http://www.gossagesager.com/LVCCLDlinks.htm, LVCCLD Links.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Library District and for the development of the District's current and future goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Illustrative duties include: overall administration and operation of the District; oversees and directs all budget and financial activities; exercises executive leadership skills in coordinating the management team; provides effective team development and leadership to the staff; works collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and works effectively with elected officials at the Federal, State and Local level.

See the ED job description (http://www.lvccld.org/pdfs/jobdescriptions/Executive%20Director%2010-13-08.pdf) for essential duties and functions.

Qualifications. A Master's degree, preferably an MLS from an ALA-accredited program; supplemented by a minimum of ten years of executive experience, five years of which must include experience in library or other public administration, and eight years of supervisory experience. Desired knowledge and abilities are included in the official job description. Additional advanced degrees such as an MPA, MBA or similar, experience in an urban public library system, experience working in a union environment, and success reporting to a policy-making board are highly desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $152,000-177,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For more information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates 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 May 18, 2014.

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Library Director, Romeo District Library, Romeo MI

Looking for a Library District where you can make a difference? The Library Board of Trustees of the Romeo District Library seeks an experienced professional to provide vision, leadership and consistency for the staff and community. Romeo District Library is an independent taxing district with a perpetual millage exclusively dedicated to public library service.  Governed by a six-member Board of Trustees (representing the communities of Washington Township, Bruce Township, and the Village of Romeo), the Library staff (22FTE) serves the 33,839 citizens in the district with a $1.8 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the Graubner Library and the Kezar Branch--each with its unique character and excellent staff, programs and services.  This is a library district ready to grow with its communities, move forward with innovation while balancing tradition and history, and be the best library it can be for its citizens.

 

The village of Romeo is a charming mix of old and new--the deep roots of its stately homes and historic downtown blend with its continuing growth and development. Different living options abound--from a quaint 100 year old home downtown, a modern home on a cul de sac, or a working farm.  Its location provides easy access to a major airport, excellent shopping, dining options, and good public schools.  The community also celebrates its history of orchards and agriculture with the annual Michigan Peach Festival of Romeo. For additional information, on the library and the region, please visit Romeo District Library Links.

 

Responsibilities. The Director reports to a six-member Library Board of Trustees and under broad policy guidance and direction from the Library Board, performs professional and administrative duties in planning, developing, implementing, and directing public library services for the Romeo District Library.  These duties include personnel, budget preparation and financial management, policies and projects, purchasing, facilities management, and community relations. The Director will be the "face" of the library in the Romeo District as well as an internal leader and listener with a focus on developing strategic directions for both community and staff. For additional details, please see Director Job Description.

 

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited four year college, a Master's Degree from an ALA Accredited School of Library Science, and four years of experience as an administrator or a department head for a public library. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board, demonstrated success working with local officials, community organizations and agencies, previous experience working in a union environment, and experience leading and implementing a shared vision and a strategic planning process is desirable.

 

Compensation.  The starting salary range is $75,000 to $85,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of April 20, 2014.

 

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Instruction & Periodicals Librarian, Forsyth Library, Fort Hays State University, Hays KS

Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, is seeking to fill the full-time (12-month), non-tenure track position of Instruction & Periodicals Librarian.

 

Required Qualifications:     

MLS degree from ALA accredited institution (entry-level or early career librarians are encouraged to apply).

Experience with providing information literacy instruction using print and online resources.

Experience or familiarity with periodicals in print, electronic, and microform formats.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications:             

Reference and instruction experience in an academic environment.

Experience working with electronic and multimedia technologies for learning.

Experience working with an integrated library computer system.

Experience working in a periodicals department of an academic library.

Salary: $38,000

 

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by April 18, 2014.

 

Complete position description and application instructions available at:

http://www.fhsu.edu/faculty-and-staff/Administrative-Positions/

 

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Librarian, Snohomish Library, Snohomish WA

The successful candidate will provide excellent information and readers' advisory services to all ages. This librarian position will continue and build upon existing strong partnerships with schools and other youth-serving agencies.
 
The incumbent will demonstrate competent knowledge of current technologies; judgment when using reference databases and print resources; flexibility in trying new approaches to customer service; creativity and enthusiasm when promoting library programs and initiatives; and outstanding communication skills in public and work team settings.
 
This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

Typical Duties:

  • Plan, develop, and create programs for youth and adult audiences, including reading programs, literacy improvement projects, recreational reading, and learning programs for various age groups
  • Provide exceptional general readers' advisory and reference services in a collaborative environment
  • Apply computer and technology skills to provide effective customer service, communications and presentations for all ages
  • Explain and demonstrate procedures and methods for bibliographic and reference searches
  • Explain and assist with usage of library facilities, equipment, rules, and services which may include written and verbal instruction and/or training of customers and staff
  • Maintain regular communication with other agencies, institutions and organizations serving the community
  • Assist in management of materials collection through assessment and interpretation of customer interests and analysis of library usage reports
  • Maintain and develop reference materials and sources

Qulaifications:

Requires competent knowledge of library materials; library district policies and procedures; integrated library computer system; materials selection process; readers' advisory; bibliographic search techniques and reference tools.
 
Requires the ability to use a bar code reader, computer equipment, Internet and standard office equipment; speak, understand and write English clearly and concisely; conduct reference interviews; work cooperatively and maintain favorable relations with the public and co-workers; and the ability to occasionally lift and/or move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds.
 
Requires a Masters degree in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, or will complete MLIS degree within six months of hire. Must have or be able to obtain a Washington State Librarian certificate upon employment.
 

 

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Collection Management (Associate) Archivist, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia PA

The Temple University Libraries seek an engaged, creative and enthusiastic individual to serve asour Collection Management (Associate) Archivist in the Special Collections Research Center. SCRC is located on the main campus of Temple, a vibrant, urban research university with over 1,700 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation. For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit http://www.temple.edu/about/.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Coordinator of Technical Services, the Collection Management Archivist's primary responsibilities are to accession, process, and preserve collections, and create finding aids using archival and cataloging standards. The Archivist will provide reference services for the SCRC as assigned and may supervise student support staff. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Serves as the primary accessioning archivist for the SCRC, by packing, managing physical receipt, rehousing, assigning locations, and relocating archival collections. Works closely with the Director to appraise incoming materials. Records accession information in the collection management database, creates preliminary inventories for incoming collections, and provides other recordkeeping. Maintains and reports relevant acquisition statistics.


Oversees collection storage and access in the library depository, transportation to and from the depository and may assist with supervising student assistants in the depository. Participates in determining work methods, planning work operations, interviewing applicants and recommending hires.
Processes (arranges, preserves, and describes) historical materials, in accordance with standard archival practice. Creates finding aids and cataloging records; compiles inventories for unprocessed collections; and updates finding aids for partially processed collections.


Provides reference service to visitors and by telephone, letter, e-mail or fax.
Assists in conceptualizing and mounting exhibits; contributes to grants; contributes to the development and implementation of procedures, policies, and goals of the SCRC; participates in relevant archival conferences and workshops; and providing service to the library and university at a level expected of others in a similar position.


Required Education and Experience:

Master's degree in a relevant discipline, and formal archival training and/or certification.A minimum of 3 years of relevant archival experience.

Knowledge and experience implementing standards and best practices for arrangement, description, cataloging, preservation, and access to archival materials.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Knowledge of systems and software needed to manage and process archives and manuscript collections, create electronic finding aids, and digitize and make collections accessible digitally.

*Knowledge of archival organization and descriptive standards (such as DACS, Dublin Core, EAD, LCSH, AAT); and collection management and digital content management systems (such as III, DB/Textworks, CONTENTdm, Drupal).

*Ability to work in and contribute to a team environment.

*Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred:

Certification by Academy of Certified Archivists.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefits package.
Internal Number: TU-17484

To apply for this position, please visit www.temple.edu, click on Careers@Temple, and reference TU-17484. For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

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University Archivist, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne FL

The Florida Institute of Technology seeks a highly motivated and creative individual to join the Evans Library as the University Archivist. This is a full-time staff position reporting to the Director of Research Collection. Responsibilities include acquiring, organizing, describing, managing, preserving and providing access to the archives collection and identify materials appropriate for inclusion, and providing reference services related to the history and organization of the university Archives. The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree in archival studies or equivalent; 3-5 years experience in processing official records, manuscripts, audio, film, photographic and other archival materials; knowledge of the basic principles of archiving electronic records; knowledge of imaging technology, databases for archives and basic web design and maintenance; and excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.

Consideration of candidates will begin February 21, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply for this position submit (1) a detailed cover letter addressing how your experience matches the qualifications, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) names and contact information, including email, mail, and phone number, of at least three references to: Angela Taylor at ataylor@fit.edu

For full job description, consult http://www.fit.edu/hr/

The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree in archival studies or equivalent; 3-5 years experience in processing official records, manuscripts, audio, film, photographic and other archival materials; knowledge of the basic principles of archiving electronic records; knowledge of imaging technology, databases for archives and basic web design and maintenance; and excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.

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Librarian for Business and Economics, NYU Libraries, New York NY

Description:

NYU Libraries seeks a subject specialist in business and economics to support the research and teaching programs of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the FAS Department of Economics, the Stern School of Business and other departments and programs across the university.  The librarian serves as a library liaison with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; developing a program of extensive outreach, instruction, consultation, and research support services; and delivering responsive and innovative information services.  Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong collaborative relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

The Librarian for Business and Economics is a tenure track position based in the Research Commons, and is a member of the Business and Government Information Services group in the Public Services Division, NYU Libraries.   The successful candidate works collaboratively with other social science and business librarians, the Data Services team and colleagues at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai to deliver services related to business and economics, and takes a leadership role on selected projects and initiatives.  Librarians at NYU participate in Library-wide committees and professional activities outside of NYU; and monitor developments and best practices to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collections and research support services.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum one graduate degree (masters level or higher).  A second masters will be required for tenure review. One of the two masters degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Academic background in economics, business or a related social science discipline or demonstrated experience in providing business or economics information and education services
  • Demonstrated public service experience in an academic library supporting users' teaching, learning and research needs.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex organization
  • Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library

Preferred:

 

  • Familiarity with business or economics research, including scholarly communication, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
  • Familiarity with quantitative or qualitative packages for statistical analysis, e.g., Stata, SPSS, SAS, Atlas.ti
  • Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position. The search will remain open until filled.

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Deputy Circuit Librarian, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Denver CO

Salary:
CL 29 - $70,933 - $115,334 - (dependent upon experience, salary, and qualifications).
Overview:

The Deputy Circuit Librarian assists the Circuit Librarian in the day-to-day operations of the 10th Circuit library and acts as the administrative and operational manager for the headquarters and remote professional library staff.

The Deputy Circuit Librarian assists the Circuit Librarian in managing the administrative and operational functions of the library, including supervising professional staff; assisting in human resources and personnel management within the circuit and district courts; coordinating library travel; and providing excellent reference and research services.


Requirements:
Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and at least five years of professional law library experience with at least two years of progressively responsible experience in administration, management, and/or staff supervision or leadership. Familiarity with both print and electronic resources; excellent management, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to make presentations and conduct training sessions. Juris Doctor or Masters in Business Administration preferred.

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit cover letter and resume as one PDF attachment to HR@ca10.uscourts.gov - Reference Vacancy Number 14L03 in the subject line.

Position is open until filled but preference will be given to resumes received by March 17, 2014.


Related Downloads:
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Director of Archives and Library, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem NC


Job Description
** A cover letter is required with application. **


Position Summary: The Director of Archives and Library functions as the primary representative of the Archives and Library of Reynolda House Museum of American Art (RHMAA). Organizes, preserves, and provides access to the institution's Reynolda Estate Archives and RHMAA institutional Archives as well as the American art library.


Essential Functions:

  • Functions as primary representative of institution's Archives and Library.
  • Organizes and preserves materials comprising the Estate Archives and RHMAA institutional Archives.
  • Serves as a resource for RHMAA staff, providing content and research support for their roles as curators and educators.
  • Assists researchers and provides reference services for visitors to the Archives and through email/phone/fax/mail.
  • Works with other RHMAA departments in providing images and information for exhibitions and publications.
  • Processes archival manuscript, photograph, and oral history collections and creates finding aids.
  • Develops and updates policies and procedures for Archives and Library.
  • Manages Archives budget.
  • Supports RHMAA social media activities by digitally disseminating archival materials and information on curatorial and education division projects, in consultation with Marketing and Communications department.
  • Manages operations of RHMAA's American art library through budget oversight, acquisitions, cataloguing, and supervision of library volunteers.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science, Public History or other relevant field with a concentration in archival management plus three years of professional experience in an archival setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of current archival and library theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of archival and library descriptive and content standards.
  • Knowledge of 19th- and 20th-century American history and/or art history. Knowledge of the history of the Reynolda Estate and the Reynolds family or an ability to learn in a short period of time.
  • Experience in maintaining and updating archival database systems. Experience working with The Museum System (TMS) collections management software preferred.
  • Knowledge of oral histories, including familiarity with acquiring new oral histories
  • Proficient computer skills including knowledge of scanning software and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to provide reference and research assistance to scholars and the public.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team setting with members of the Archives and Library staff and volunteers and RHMAA departments.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.


Job Location
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Scheduled Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday


Number of months per year
12


Department
Reynolda House Museum of American Art


Hiring Range
Commensurate with education and experience.


Position Closing Date
March 3, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. EST.

To apply: https://wakejobs.silkroad.com/WFU/Employment_Listings.html

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Library/Knowledge Management Intern, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN

Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) and Knowledge Management at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) offer a one-year Library/Knowledge Management Intern appointment with the possibility for extension to a second year given appropriate demonstration of skills/knowledge.

The position is designed to provide interns with a unique opportunity of blended training in areas such as, knowledge management, education, research, and leadership. This one-year term position offers an opportunity for skills growth through a proven and established internationally-known knowledge management training program. The chosen intern will additionally have an opportunity to actively engage in knowledge management research projects and services designed to advance medical center priorities and goals. The work schedule is primarily Monday-Friday, but includes 4-5 half-days/year on weekends.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience
Master's degree in English; proven high-level written and oral communication skills; the ability to easily adapt to change, including duty re-assignment, as needed to best reflect the changing needs of the organization; a dedication to upholding the privacy and confidentiality of sensitive information; a demonstrated proficiency with productivity tools and data management applications.

Preferred Education, Skills, and Experience
Master's degree in librarianship or communication-related fields, experience within the publishing industry and with the peer review process, service-oriented approach to projects/initiatives, familiarity with citation management software, social media communications, and a willingness to continue learning new technologies.

Desired Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess:

*        the ability to tailor clearly-written communications to the knowledge-level of their recipient

*        an awareness of the increasing diversity of our community, an eagerness to understand the cultures of the individuals we serve, and the ability to communicate in a culturally appropriate manner

*        strong organizational, analytical, strategic planning, and critical thinking skills

*        effective time management and prioritization skills that yield satisfactory results when pressured for time or when significant challenges arise

*        a strong sense of ownership and a dedication to seeking resolution to problems

*        a willingness to ask for, and to provide, honest feedback

*        a high level of self-direction and motivation, demonstrated attention to detail, and customer service skills

*        an evident interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to the profession through research projects and scholarly communication

*        a passion for learning more about health-science topics and genetic concepts

*        a desire to work in a fast paced, highly demanding and dynamic environment where evidence provision, personalized medicine and pharmacogenetics are top priorities.

Training Approach
Interns experience a variety of exciting responsibilities such as actively participating and contributing to research projects and scholarly communications; working with educators, clinicians, and researchers; enhancing knowledge management tools; and providing information services designed to best reflect the needs of the medical center.

The training relies on a proven project-based management approach for learning and draws from a series of internally-taught modules, workshops and classes. The intern is expected to complete a detailed learning plan in an area agreed upon with knowledge management leadership and to demonstrate knowledge gained in skills verification sessions.

The salary for the position is $42,000. Following successful participation in projects and completion of the learning plan, the intern may be eligible to continue into a second year if the position is viewed as key and critical to the medical center. The benefits are those of exempt staff at Vanderbilt (seehttp://hr.vanderbilt.edu/benefits/BenefitsOverviewCandidate2014.pdf). Vanderbilt employees accrue time off according to the institution's flexPTO (Paid Time Off) plan (see http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2013/07/flex-pto/).

To Apply
Submit your resume and cover letter via the Vanderbilt Human Resources site at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/work-at-vanderbilt/, job requisition number 1401692.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

Job Title: Electronic Resources Librarian

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian. As a member of the Acquisitions Department reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the procurement, licensing and management of electronic resources purchased directly by the UM Libraries, and those resources indirectly acquired through collective licensing via consortia.  Responsible for the administration of new and existing licensing for electronic resources; maintains a database for tracking electronic resource licenses and licensing expressions.  Researches existing license agreements and negotiates new licenses, develops and maintains guidelines for standard licensing terms, monitors subscriptions in relation to existing license expirations and renewals, reviews the impact of current licensing on post cancellation archival access, collects usage statistics, registers and activates new electronic resources, and troubleshoots e-access problems reported by patrons and other library staff. 

Works closely with the Head of Collection Management, the Continuing Resources Librarian, and the Head of Acquisitions to develop licensing policies and e-resource management workflows for both owned and demand driven e-resources, and to support new methods of research, such as working with large datasets and text/data mining.  Consults with University Counsel to resolve license and contract issues.  Works closely with Metadata Services staff and Digital Systems and Stewardship staff to make sure electronic content and database resources are both discoverable and accessible to library users. Also assists the collection development librarians with renewals and the licensing of new electronic resources.  Participates in inter and intra-departmental initiatives across the Libraries.

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online athttps://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24210.  No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until March 10, 2014.

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Head, Western European Cataloging, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Bloomington IN

HEAD, WESTERN EUROPEAN CATALOGING

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN/ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

 

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Head, Western European Cataloging Section. 

 

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 42,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.

 

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (http://www.libraries.iub.edu) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The IU Libraries system consists of twenty libraries on the Bloomington campus, five libraries in Indianapolis, and a library at each of the other six campuses across the state. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.

 

The Cataloging Division operations within the Technical Services Department pertain to non-MARC metadata and traditional MARC cataloging of library resources in a variety of formats in Western European, Slavic/East European, Middle Eastern, and Chinese/Japanese/Korean languages.  Division staff actively participate in national programs including BIBCO, CONSER, NACO, SACO, OCLC Enhance, and National Enhance.  In addition, the Division is responsible for database maintenance, the coordination of record loads, authority control, and physical processing.  The Libraries' integrated library system is SirsiDynix Symphony.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Technical Services, the Head, West European Cataloging Section will:

·         Manage section operations and budgets including the direct supervision of three librarians and one professional/administrative appointee responsible for overseeing a staff of nineteen performing non-MARC descriptive metadata creation, original and complex copy cataloging of monographs, continuing resources, media, maps, electronic resources, and other bibliographic formats in Western European languages

·         Provide guidance and direction to four unit supervisors on issues relating to the management, planning, coordination, and establishment of procedural and cataloging policy

·         Assist in the original cataloging of monographs as part of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) including the creation of NACO authority records for contribution to the Library of Congress Authority File (LCAF)

·         Develop and manage projects in the application of metadata to support growing digital collections          

·         Plan, organize, and evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of cataloging procedures to ensure that workflows are both cost-effective and responsive to the needs of other library departments and of library users

  • Assist in the development and implementation of Kuali OLÉ (Open Library Environment)

·         Serve as an active member of the Cataloging Division Heads

·         Keep abreast of national developments in RDA and other cataloging standards and best practices as they emerge and develop

·         Contribute to the developments in the field of metadata/cataloging through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

·         ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent combination of education and experience

·         At least three years of increasingly responsible and relevant managerial and professional metadata/original cataloging experience in an academic or research library system

·         Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership and management and to work collaboratively in an environment of continuous change

·         Demonstrated evidence of strong planning, organizational, budgetary, analytical, and project management skills

·         Demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and tools such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH (and other controlled vocabularies), FRBR, FRAD, and of developments and trends in the field

·         Knowledge of evolving metadata standards and schema (i.e., MARC, BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, etc.)

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred

·         Knowledge of one or more foreign languages

·         Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment

·         Record of innovation and creative problem-solving, with an interest and involvement in emerging digital information environments

·         Experience with OCLC and a substantial level of experience with integrated library systems

·         Evidence of an ongoing record of professional development and contribution

·         Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

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

Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/neweeo-profe.html

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

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

 

TO APPLY

For full consideration, applications must be received prior to March 21, 2014.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:  https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.  Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: 

 

Jennifer Chaffin

Director of Human Resources

E-mail: libpers@indiana.edu

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Biology, Health, and Marine Sciences Collection Coordinator and Subject Librarian for Biology, UC San Diego Library, San Diego CA


The UC San Diego Library is seeking a highly motivated librarian to serve as the collection coordinator for biological, health and marine science disciplines, including serving as liaison to the Division of Biological Sciences and providing general and specialized reference services to library patrons.  The position will:



•            Coordinate and supervise the collections activities of marine and health science subject librarians and monitor acquisitions budgets for the health and marine science disciplines.



•            Represent the UC San Diego Library on discipline-appropriate UC consortial projects, including subscription renewals, new titles, cancellations, and campus votes on UC-wide journal and ebook packages.



•            Select materials in all formats, manage collections through storage and weeding, and monitor budgets and approval plans for biology and other assigned subject areas.



•            Actively engage with faculty and students in the Biological Sciences through teaching and course-integrated instruction and workshops, contributing to reference and research assistance, maintaining online subject guides and information, and providing other library services as appropriate to best meet current user needs.



•            Effectively communicate academic research and teaching needs and priorities in the Biological Sciences back to the Library.



•            Serve as the primary biology specialist for research assistance, as well as provide general reference services both in person and virtually.



•            Conduct training and facilitate communications about biology resources to other reference providers.



More information:

http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/adeo/recruitment/jobdetails.asp?PositionNumber=10-717



To Apply:  For full consideration, please submit applications to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00517

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Dean of the Library, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos CA

California State University San Marcos seeks an exceptional, visionary and resourceful individual with the qualifications and experience to serve as its Dean of the Library. The Dean will provide leadership to further the role of the Library as an essential component of the University's academic mission. As part of a comprehensive university the Dean will lead the Library in its support of the academic development of students into life-long learners, where students are active participants in the learning process. The Dean of the Library will work with the librarians to establish partnerships across the University and within the community, as they contribute as faculty to the contemporary learning environment in higher education. The Dean of the Library is responsible for leadership, team-building, strategic planning, and management within the Library, and fosters collaboration and the creation of knowledge within the University community. In addition, the Dean of the Library provides leadership in creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, and a curriculum that develops students' intercultural competence.

The Dean of the Library reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and serves on the Academic Affairs Leadership Council, an advisory body to the Provost. The Dean leads a library faculty and staff of 40 and manages a budget of approximately $3.3 million. The Library Dean position is classified as Administrator IV in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP) and serves at the pleasure of the President.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • ALA accredited master's degree or its equivalent plus five years of progressively responsible administrative work experience in University libraries which includes a minimum of one year leading and/or supervising the work of others; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong record of educational and scholarly achievement.
  • Strong record of progressively responsible engagement in a professional association.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Work experience in public higher education.
  • Knowledge of the California State University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and ability to advance the University's goals in diversity and inclusive excellence, access, and educational equity in higher education.

The successful candidate must demonstrate leadership within and beyond the Library, have a record of identifying and solving problems creatively, and function effectively as part of a leadership team. In addition the Dean will:

  • Demonstrate appreciation for the mission and vision of The California State University system and for the California State University San Marcos campus as comprehensive educational institutions;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in higher education and in university libraries, including pedagogy of information literacy, scholarly communication, curriculum-driven collections, and the technology of teaching and learning;
  • Demonstrate strong, successful leadership and team-building skills, with a proven ability to plan for and manage change;
  • Have highly developed financial, strategic planning, and assessment skills, including the ability to evaluate and utilize data in planning and decision making;
  • Have substantial experience in planning, budgeting, management, and evaluation of programs and personnel;
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the instructional role librarians as faculty contribute to the contemporary learning environment in higher education;
  • Support professional development for the Library faculty and staff, and the tenure and promotion processes for Librarians;
  • Be a strong advocate for student success;
  • Be able to work effectively with diverse populations and have a strong commitment to access in library programs; and
  • Be able to build effective strategic alliances internally and externally.

A complete, detailed job description is available at: http://www.csusm.edu/about/employment.html

California State University San Marcos Overview

In 1989, California State University San Marcos was founded as the 20th campus in The California State University system, which now has 23 campuses. California State University San Marcos is a rapidly growing University with a current enrollment of over 11,300 students and is projected to continue to grow. The university is organized into four colleges (Business Administration; Education, Health and Human Services; Humanities, Art, Behavioral and Social Sciences; and, Science and Mathematics). Current academic degrees offered include: 28 bachelors of arts/sciences, 12 masters of arts/sciences/business administration, and 1 joint doctorate (Ed.D.).

Located in San Marcos, California, a city of 86,752 situated approximately 35 miles north of downtown San Diego, California State University San Marcos serves northern San Diego County and southern Riverside and Orange Counties, one of the fastest growing regions in Southern California. While convenient to the urban amenities of San Diego and Los Angeles, the campus enjoys a high quality of life enhanced by nearby ocean beaches, mountains and deserts, and a deservedly famous climate. Our student population reflects the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the region.

Application

California State University San Marcos is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex, gender identity, gender expression or veteran's status. Review of applications will begin February 10, 2014. The position is open until filled. Appointment will be for July 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary placement will depend upon the candidate's qualifications and depth of experience. The university offers an excellent benefits program, including participation in the CalPERS retirement program.

To ensure full consideration, candidates are asked to submit the following via email to librarydeansearch@csusm.edu:

  • a cover letter including
    • response to each of the points in the position description and qualifications
    • reasons for interest in the position and in California State University San Marcos
  • a detailed resumé/curriculum vitae
  • 3 references, including professional relationship, postal and e-mail address, and telephone number

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Food and Agriculture Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Food and Agriculture Librarian-22848

Description

 

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment.   Candidates should have a strong background and/or interest in food and agriculture in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell's food and agricultural sciences students, faculty and staff. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Food & Agriculture Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.

  

Responsibilities:

 

Under the direction of the Head of Research & Learning Services, Food & Agriculture Librarian:

  • Develops and leads innovative information services for the food and agriculture research, learning and extension communities.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in food and agriculture disciplines.  
  • Administers and provides leadership for Mann Library's USDA Economics Statistics and Market Information System.
  • Provides quality reference, consulting, and liaison services, and teaches classes and workshops as assigned, and serves as the lead on information literacy programs for undergraduates in food and agriculture, particularly the agricultural sciences major.
  • Serves as liaison to selected activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 
  • Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information services and delivery.

Qualifications

 

  • MLS from ALA-accredited school or equivalent professional degree. 
  • Subject area background (coursework, degree or work experience) in an agricultural science, food science, biology, or related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively. 
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
  • Project management experience or experience leading a project team. 

Environment:

 

Albert R. Mann Library has a long commitment to providing innovative information services. The Library's collection of life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Mann Library is an integral part of the Cornell University Library. The recently renovated building is the vibrant hub for our primary Colleges. We provide leadership in the library community through projects such as VIVO (http://vivo.cornell.edu), the USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu), the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu), and the TEEAL (http://www.teeal.org/) and Research4Life (http://www.research4life.org/) programs which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content.

Interested candidates should apply online:https://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html.

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Research Data & Environmental Sciences Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca NY

Research Data & Environmental Sciences Librarian-22849

Description

 

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment.   Candidates should have a strong background and interest in environmental science in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell's environmental sciences students, faculty and staff. The librarian will be a member of the campus-wide Research Data Management Service Group, and will work collaboratively to provide data management and data management planning services to the Cornell community. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.

  

Responsibilities:

 

Under the direction of the Head of Research & Learning Services, the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian:

  • Develops and leads innovative information services for the environmental sciences research, learning and extension communities.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in environmental sciences disciplines.
  • Participates in Library and campus research support service initiatives including those related to research profiles, and research data management, curation and preservation.
  • Develops and supports services for documenting and distributing research data.
  •  Develops and maintains expertise in data issues for libraries. 
  • Provides quality reference, consulting, and liaison services, and teaches classes and workshops as assigned.
  • Serves as liaison to selected environmental sciences activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 
  • Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information delivery.

Qualifications

 

  • MLS from ALA accredited school or equivalent professional degree. 
  • Subject area background (degree or work experience) in environmental science, natural resources, ecology, or related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively. 
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional development.

Preferred: 

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies. 
  • Experience working with tools and technologies related to data management, such as relational databases, GIS software, scripting languages, etc. 

Interested candidates should apply online:https://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html.

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Head, Instruction Services, University of Washington Tacoma Library, Tacoma WA

TITLE: Head, Instruction Services

LOCATION: University of Washington Tacoma Library

THE LIBRARIES

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 8 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning, and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts, and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA LIBRARY

The UW Tacoma Library is located on one of three campuses served by the University of Washington Libraries. The UW Tacoma Library is dedicated to creating community by engaging with student learning and connecting researchers to resources that foster discovery. For more information, consult the UW Tacoma Library web site: http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/library/.

University of Washington Tacoma is forging its identity as an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington's commitment to high quality teaching and research, and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. UW Tacoma was established in 1990 to address the needs of transfer students wishing to complete baccalaureate degrees, to offer relevant graduate level education and to enrich the area by its research. In 2007 UW Tacoma expanded its program to include the first and second years of undergraduate education.

UW Tacoma opened its permanent campus in Tacoma's historic warehouse district in 1997. The campus has been honored with national awards for urban design and preservation. With an enrollment of about 4,200 students and 270 faculty, UW Tacoma offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees, and certification programs. Located across from the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington State History Museum, and the Museum of Glass, UW Tacoma is preparing for rapid program and facilities growth over the course of the next several years.

THE POSITION

Serves as Head, Instruction Services, under the general direction of the Director, University of Washington Tacoma Library, assuming multiple leadership responsibilities in areas of information literacy program development, instruction, learning assessment and instructional technology. This position serves as the Library's primary liaison to the Freshman Core learning community program and campus instruction assessment initiatives.

Participates in the full range of reference and instruction services serving University of Washington Tacoma students, faculty, and staff, and the South Sound community. Plans, delivers, and assesses research support and instruction for diverse students, faculty, and staff whose primary areas of study, teaching, and research fall within the librarian's academic subject and program responsibilities. Responsibilities include developing innovative approaches to research assistance tailored to the user populations, collection development and delivery of services in an environment providing authoritative access to and delivery of global information resources.

Collaborates with colleagues in sustaining a technology-rich learning environment. Assumes a creative role in providing guidance and inspiration to support the Library's commitment to an effective integration of information resources, research skills, and learning technologies within University curricula and other related programs.

Librarians provide assistance for a range of research inquiries, collaborate with faculty and other academic staff in the design of instructional/learning opportunities, and promote the integration of information literacy into the curricula of a developing university. Librarians are members of the University of Washington Libraries and are advised by system-wide expectations for appointment and promotion.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

* Provides leadership and strategic direction for the instruction program, including development and persistent assessment of services and other offerings.

* Serves as primary coordinator and faculty liaison for all general inquiries for library instruction and related services.

* Collaborates with librarians and faculty to develop effective strategies for the delivery, evaluation and promotion of information literacy competencies campus-wide.

* Assists in development, implementation and assessment of electronic and print instructional resources to meet current needs and future expectations.

* Supports professional development of librarians with regard to information literacy, and teaching and learning in higher education. Maintains professional engagement with regional and national information literacy developments and best practice.

* Collaborates with Reference Services and Community Outreach to develop and maintain consistency of information and mission across all venues of instruction and to promote instructional services provided by reference staff. Collaborates with the Teaching and Learning Center, Academic Technologies and others in developing the Learning and Research Commons (LARC).

* Serves as a liaison with responsibilities for instruction, collection development and management for subject areas and programs determined in consultation with the Head, Collections and Access Services. Confers with others as needed to ensure collection development meets Libraries' system-wide expectations.

* Provides reference assistance and referral to University of Washington Tacoma Library resources and, when necessary, to other resources including University Libraries, and regional academic and community libraries. Shares in providing instruction and reference services. Work schedule may include evenings and weekends.

* Makes recommendations for and assists in formulation of library policies, and contributes to the development of library services responsive to the needs of the campus curriculum and users.

* Confers with Library staff to deal with library-wide questions, problems or emergency situations in the absence of the Director, University of Washington Tacoma Library, or the Assistant Director, University of Washington Tacoma Library.

* Works collaboratively with Library staff, UW Tacoma Library Information Technology, UW Tacoma Marketing and Creative Services, University Libraries' Information Technology Services, and the user community to foster and maintain effective cross-campus communication and coordination pertaining to web development and implementation.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

* Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.

* Demonstrated teaching experience including curriculum development and successful collaboration with faculty staff and students.

* Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

Preferred

* Demonstrated strong public service orientation and commitment to user-centered services including collection development, instruction and reference services.

* Experience working with lower-division students in reference and instructional settings.

* Ability to work independently as well as to work successfully in a collaborative team environment where consultation, collaboration and cooperation are essential. Ability to work creatively and productively with diverse faculty, staff and students in a challenging and rapidly changing environment is critical.

* Demonstrated experience with technology, web-based resource development, digital reference tools and information resources, and social media.

* Knowledge of current and emerging learning technologies in higher education.

* Evidence of strong written, interpersonal and oral communication skills.

* Commitment to engage in successful professional service and the ability to represent the University Libraries on campus, regionally, and nationally.

* Creative, energetic, innovative, and motivated for on-going assessment of services, collections, and facilities.

* Bilingual skills are desirable.

SALARY: $45,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

BENEFITS: Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

* Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)

* Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)

* List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)

* Teaching Statement: A separate statement of no more than one page addressing applicant's general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy.

* Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading.

* Please submit all three components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, March 21, 2014.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.

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2014-2015 Graduate Assistantship, James E. Brooks Library, Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA

The James E. Brooks Library announces a graduate assistantship program for individuals who already have an MLS, or equivalent, and who desire a second subject master degree.  This two-year program allows an individual to study in any of CWU's more than twenty graduate programs while gaining valuable professional experience in an academic library.  It is ideal for new or experienced librarians seeking a second subject master's.  Candidates must apply to the graduate school and be accepted into a program prior to being accepted as a paid library graduate assistant.

 

Opportunities may be available for candidates to gain professional experience in reference, instruction, library technology and systems, technical services, outreach, and records management, government publications, maps, assessment, and research.

 

Graduate assistantship benefits include a salary of approximately $8,100 per academic year, partial tuition waiver, payroll taxes, medical insurance, and health center and wellness fees, totaling approximately $18,600 per academic year.  Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research for further information on tuition waiver and fees.  Summer study and employment opportunities may also be available.

 

Queries should be addressed to Patricia Cutright, Dean of Libraries, at cutright@cwu.edu, by phone at (509) 963-1902, or by mail to the James E. Brooks Library, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548.

 

Central Washington University is one of six state-assisted, four-year institutions of higher education in Washington.  A regional comprehensive university, CWU offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees.  Throughout its history, the university has distinguished itself in many ways, most notably through quality teaching and academic programs, student-centered orientation, and a commitment to research, outreach, international experiences for faculty and students, and provision of life-long learning opportunities to the citizens of Washington.  The university is composed of the College of Arts and Humanities, College of the Sciences, College of Education and Professional Studies, and College of Business.  CWU's faculty, numbering more than 500, compiles an impressive record of teaching, scholarship, and service.  The main campus is located in Ellensburg, a community of over 17,000 that enjoys one of the finest living environments in the Pacific Northwest.  In the shadow of the Cascade Mountains and only minutes from the Wenatchee National Forest, Ellensburg is situated in the Kittitas valley, 110 miles east of Seattle, the cultural center of Washington State.  Further information about the university is available at www.cwu.edu.  For more information about Ellensburg, see http://kittitascountychamber.com/

 

Central Washington University: http://www.cwu.edu/

James E. Brooks Library: http://www.lib.cwu.edu/

Application forms at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research: http://www.cwu.edu/~masters/

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Librarian (Medical Services), VA Eastern Kansas Healthcare System, Topeka KS

The Librarian (Medical Sciences) will be working at the VA Eastern Kansas Healthcare System, Topeka, KS. This position is located in the Education Service Line.

 

Job Title:Librarian (Medical Services)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VX-14-MZA-1038330

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 10, 2014 to Friday, February 14, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1410-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent


DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Topeka, KS View Map https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361073700


Major duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

*        Prepare reports including statistical summaries; usage reviews inventories, current listing, and other reports as required.

*        Develop and carry out plans to promote information resources and knowledge services to diverse populations.

*        Maintain professional affiliations in order to keep abreast of library developments and trends, of developments advancements in the technical and medical audiovisual field, and of publishers, book dealers, and audiovisual procedures.

*        Locate sources of supply and full bibliographic information (e.g. author, titter publisher, edition, series, and date) and costs.

WORK SCHEDULE: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Archivist, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock AR

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applicants for an Archivist (R97234) position at its primary facility at the Center for Arkansas History and Culture in the Rivermarket District of downtown Little Rock. UALR operates its Archives in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System with which it works on a variety of initiatives.

The UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture houses archives at ASI is a research repository that includes Arkansas gubernatorial papers, Civil War materials, Civil Rights records, and many other collections of prominent citizens as well as social organizations that document the history of the state. The Archives consists of over 65,000 records in manuscript, photographic, map, and digital formats.

Applicants will be expected to provide exceptional patron assistance, collection development advice, and have knowledge and use of basic manuscript processing techniques including familiarity with DACS and EAD for digital encoding of manuscript and archival finding aids. Applicants also will assist in the coordination of educational and public outreach programs and must have excellent communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially across units and departments is essential.

Required Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Archives or a related discipline and two years of related work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications: A Master's degree in a field related to archives work and two years of relevant work experience is preferred. Experience with Archivist Toolkit is preferred.

UALR is positioning itself for the future by emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, high impact learning experiences, community connections, and a campus-wide commitment to student success. The campus is currently undergoing an extensive administrative and academic reorganization in order to align its assets more effectively with these priorities. This is an exciting time to be at UALR. For more information visit the reorganization web site at http://ualr.edu/academics/restructure.

Additional information about this position and applications requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources' website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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Project Archivist, Makino Collection (Temporary Appointment), Columbia University Libraries, New York NY

Project Archivist, Makino Collection
Temporary 18-month Appointment
C. V. Starr East Asian Library

The Columbia University Libraries seek a Project Archivist to archive film programs, and ephemera from the Makino Mamoru Collection on East Asian Film and to complete an online finding aid for the entire collection.

Material processing will follow standard practice using the Society of American Archivists' Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts (2005), Describing Archives: A Content Standard (2004), as well as Columbia's local practices. The archivist will follow the arrangement of the collection drafted by the previous archivist who worked on the parts processed to date, will conduct relevant research on the programs, evaluate their organization in the arrangement, perform physical processing and preparation for our offsite storage facility by coordinating the transfer of boxes, provide reference services, and perform outreach, including writing blog posts, updating the web page, giving presentations, cooperating on public programs, train and supervise one or two graduate student helper(s), and create a standard MARC record and finding aid using EAD following the RLG Best Practice Guidelines for Encoded Archival Description (2002).

This is a temporary grant-funded 18-month appointment with the possibility of extension with a proposed start date of April 1, 2014. The appointment can be for a 9, 10 or 11-month appointment but the project must be completed by the grant's end date of December 31, 2016.

For immediate consideration please apply on-line at:
https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58762

The C.V. Starr East Asian Library is one of the major collections for the study of East Asia in the United States with over 1 million volumes/pieces of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, and Western language materials and over 8,500 periodical titles.

One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Minimum qualifications:

- MLS or MA in Archival Management or equivalent
- Thorough knowledge of archival standards
- Advanced ability to read and write Japanese and strong verbal skills in Japanese
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work efficiently and meet project goals and deadlines

Preferred qualifications:

- Advanced degree in an East Asian Studies discipline
- Familiarity with Japanese and East Asian Film Studies
- Experience managing archival digital projects
- Knowledge of research processes in archival sources
- Familiarity with cataloging principles

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Assessment Librarian, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI

Position: Assessment Librarian
Official Title: Assistant Professor


Position Description: As a tenure-track faculty member, the Assessment Librarian will plan, design, develop, facilitate, and implement collaborative library assessment initiatives; take an active role in collection development; function as liaison to academic departments; participate in the Library's instruction program; provide reference service; and engage in scholarship and service. This position will work collaboratively with the library faculty and staff to meet the mission and goals of the University Library.


Responsibilities:
Assessment & Technology

  •  Provide leadership and support for evidence-based decision making related to services, collections, technology, and physical spaces.
  •  Provide guidance to library staff conducting unit assessments and recommend qualitative and quantitative protocols.
  •  Gather and analyze data in support of strategic planning and other overall library assessment initiatives.
  •  Administer usability testing, surveys, focus groups and other user-centered assessments.
  •  Respond to statistical requests, provide, and analyze data from library systems, the library's website and other online data sources.
  •  Promote the integration of assessment into all phases of planning, services, and collection management.
  •  Participate in a team-based implementation of a new Library Services Platform, with a focus on optimization, staff training, and support for analytical and report modules.
  •  Participate in UW System initiatives and professional committees related to assessment.

Reference & Instruction

  •  Contribute to the Library's bibliographic instruction program, which may include teaching and developing materials for discipline-specific library sessions, library for-credit courses, and workshops.
  •  Provide reference services to meet the information needs of students and faculty, including evening and weekend rotations.
  •  Work collaboratively with Reference and Instruction Coordinators to assess services and measure instructional learning outcomes.

Collection Development

  •  Actively participate in collection development and perform campus departmental liaison duties.
  •  Work collaboratively to provide support for collection assessment activities.

Scholarship and Service

  •  Participate in scholarship, faculty governance, and service as a tenure-track library faculty member.


Qualifications:
Required:

  •  Master's degree earned from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program
  •  Demonstrated knowledge and experience in assessment and data analysis
  •  Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  •  Project management experience
  •  Knowledge of MARC, Dublin Core and XML data elements
  •  Expertise in the use of statistical tools such as SPSS, MS Access, MS Excel
  •  Current knowledge of assessment issues/trends for academic libraries
  •  Excellent communication and organizational abilities
  •  Strong service orientation
  •  Effective instructional skills
  •  Flexibility in adapting to change
  •  Ability and desire to work as part of collegial team and with diverse populations

Preferred:

  •  Second master's (minimum) required for tenure. Preferred at hiring, but may be earned during first years of employment
  •  Experience providing reference service and/or library instruction
  •  Experience in an academic library
  •  Familiarity with library assessment tools, such as Sushi, Counter, Libqual
  •  Experience with creating, interpreting, and analyzing data and reports for use in decision-making

Appointment Date: Annual year appointment beginning July 1, 2014.


Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status (rank and salary dependent on experience and qualifications).

A full position description and requirements as well as information on how to apply are available at: http://www.uwsp.edu/equity/Pages/jobVacancies.aspx

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Information Architecture Manager, Marysville Service Center, Sno-Isle Libraries, Marysville WA

$5,830.93 - $8,016.67 Monthly

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applicants are received. Initial screening will begin January 9th, 2014. To ensure first consideration your online application will need to be submitted by this date. 

The Information Architecture Manager has direct accountability for Sno-Isle Libraries' Internet efforts, including website, social media and other online platforms to ensure public access to the Libraries' online services. Facilitate engagement and desired outcomes with a diverse audience of website visitors, including Library customers, communities, stakeholders, taxpayers and other interested parties.

Typical Duties:

  1. Manages online presence (website, social and mobile) development and continuity, proposes and implements new online services.

  2. Supports relevant efforts across website and social media channels to implement communications, promotions and engagement strategies to cultivate and grow an engaged community in alignment with strategic objectives and organizational priorities.

  3. Provides effective direction to assigned web developer staff to assure the quality and efficiency of areas of responsibility including managing and supervising department staff; monitoring and evaluating job performance; overseeing staff training and development.

  4. Manages the development, design, and delivery of online development projects for both external and internal audiences. Evaluates online project requests, aligns and manages the work of assigned staff and external vendor resources on approved projects based on organizational priorities, including serving as project lead with cross-functional teams to develop, maintain and enhance the web site, intranet, business services applications and other online properties and services.

  5. Manages user-experience and usability testing for online platforms and related efforts.

  6. Reviews and analyzes online performance through dashboards and other analytical systems.

  7. Serves as department representative and in-house online consultant with other departments.

  8. Works collaboratively with responsible managers and internal stakeholders for continuous improvement of Sno-Isle Libraries web site core services and to ensure its architecture supports the need to deliver content to key audience and customer groups.

Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  1. Thorough knowledge with creating or enhancing information architecture and delivery systems which maximize user access to online content and services; project and portfolio management; online, mobile media, social media and social marketing landscape.

  2. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including Microsoft Office suites, Access, HTML, Drupal and/or Joomla, Dreamweaver, or other online coding languages.

  3. Ability to work in Content Management or Search Systems.

  4. Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, multiple project environment and to adapt to new priorities; to interface/communicate with all levels of the organization as well as outside vendors.

  5. Ability to work cooperatively and have favorable relations with the public and co-workers.

  6. Strong customer service, written and communication skills.

  7. Strong organization, attention to detail, and problem solving skills.


Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor's degree in information management, communications, business or related field required.

  2. Five years of experience creating user access to online content and services for a public sector organization or other online work related experience.

  3. Three years of supervisory or management experience required.

  4. Experience in media, communications and marketing, online communications, corporate or non-profit communications environment.

  5. Experience with SEM and SEO campaigns and analytics (i.e., Google Analytics).

  6. Experience with user-experience and usability testing.

  7. Experience with online communications, marketing campaign or engagement management.

  8. An advanced degree in Library & Information Science is desirable.

Visit http://www.sno-isle.org/ to apply.

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Library Associate II, Sultan Library, Sultan WA

The Library Associate II position will provide circulation, reference and reader's advisory services to the public, training in the use of computers and library equipment, and programming as needed to a wide variety of customers. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.


Typical Duties:

•Provide service to customers by performing such tasks as: charging out library materials using the integrated library computer system, including verifying customer identification information
•Register customers for library cards, including entering customer information into the integrated library computer system and issuing replacement cards
•Answer telephones and respond to routine customer questions, referring and routing calls to others as appropriate as well as receiving, recording, safekeeping and depositing library fines and charges.
•Provide assistance to customers with basic readers' advisory and some reference services
•Maintain and troubleshoot equipment used in the library
•Provide training for the public and assist customers with basic library skills, including use of computers, and the Intranet, procedures and methods for bibliographic and reference searches
•Conduct tours of the library and assist customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, rules and services
•Presents programming for all ages as assigned, including developing program materials and promotional displays
•May be in charge of a building in the absence of the supervisor or the building manager


Qualifications:

Qualified individuals must have competent knowledge of: library programs for specific customer groups, such as children and senior citizens; library procedures for determining needs and interests of customers; Library District policies and procedures; comprehensive understanding of on-line cataloging and bibliographic search methods; use of integrated library computer system.

Qualified individuals are required to be able to: use computers at a proficient level; use a bar code reader, Internet and standard office equipment; hold basic reader's advisory discussions with customers in situations where customers may not be able to express themselves clearly; speak and understand English; work cooperatively and have favorable interpersonal relations with public and co-workers.


These skills and abilities typically are acquired through a combination of experience and training provided by at least two years of college education and three years of experience providing public service in a library setting. Some education or specialized training at a college level in fields such as library science, children's programming or other profession-based subject areas is desirable, though qualified incumbents need not have MLIS degrees. A four year college degree is preferred.

To apply: http://www.sno-isle.org/

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Head, Reference and Instructional Services Department, University of Delaware Library, Newark DE

*Description*:

The University of Delaware Library seeks a creative and dynamic librarian to serve as Head, Reference and Instructional Services Department, who will manage a principal library information gateway critical to the research and curricular mission of the University. The position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Services, Outreach and Assessment. The position will lead a diverse department of 13 librarians, 8 non-exempt staff, and student assistants in the delivery of research, information and instructional services, and the management of three small branch science libraries. The Reference and Instructional Services Department librarians include a Coordinator of Library Instruction, Coordinator of Branch Libraries, Coordinator of Services for Users with Disabilities, Scholarly Communication Officer, UDSpace Coordinator who supports the institutional repository, and UDLib/SEARCH Coordinators who provide K-12 statewide database training. Librarians in the Reference and Instructional Services Department provide the entire range of in-person and online reference services and also serve as liaison librarians to one or more academic departments for both instruction and collection development. Librarians have a dual reporting line and report to the Head, Collection Development Department for collection related activities. Essential responsibilities include: directing reference service noted for its excellence, responsiveness and its effective information literacy program that supports the learning, teaching and research needs of the students and faculty, particularly focused on new models of information delivery and use; fostering an environment of exploration and implementation of new approaches to reference, instruction, and outreach services as well as services delivered through social networking tools, web applications and mobile computing platforms; collaborating effectively with
library administrators and library staff to plan and implement programs and services; continually assess and reinvent reference and instructional services to meet the needs of users; staying professionally active and keeping current on trends related to university needs, technology and current library services; leading by example in the department, establishing workloads and procedures, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling as needed. The position will participate in the full range of services and department programs, may serve as library liaison to one or more academic departments, will represent and speak on behalf of the department and the Library and serve on library, university and professional committees.

*Qualifications*:

ALA accredited graduate library degree. Minimum of five years professional work experience in reference and library instruction in an academic library. Experience managing or coordinating library services or staff in library public services environment. Knowledge of emerging trends in library reference and instruction. Strong leadership skills and the ability to work cooperatively. Flexibility, creativity, and the ability to thrive in a complex, changing environment with competing demands.
Demonstrated ability in planning, introducing, and managing change. Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills. Strong commitment to service excellence. Ability to successfully motivate and encourage staff.

*General Information*:

The University of Delaware has a long tradition of excellence beginning in 1743 and extending to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. The University of Delaware provides a broad range of academic programs at the undergraduate, master, and doctoral levels. There are over 1,100 full-time faculty and 4,000 staff serving a student body of over 21,000. The University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, with its beautiful 970 acre campus, is situated one hour
from Philadelphia and two hours from New York and Washington, DC. The Library makes accessible a broad range of electronic resources, including approximately 50,000 electronic and print journals, over 370 databases, and over 26,000 videos. Library collections, which are broadly based and comprehensive, include over 2.8 million volumes. The Morris Library, where the main collection is housed, is a six-acre, four-floor building which has undergone several major renovations, most recently including a refurbishment of the main Information Room to be completed by the Fall of 2014. The Morris Library has 275 public access workstations, 200 laptop connections, wireless access, and a state-of-the-art 15,000 square foot Student Multimedia Design Center. The University of Delaware Library will be the first member of the Association of Research Libraries to replace its traditional Library Information System with OCLC's WMS (WorldShare Management Services) cloud based system. WMS will be implemented in July 2014. The University of Delaware Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). More information about the Library is available at http://www.udel.edu/library.

*Benefits:*

Vacation of 22 working days. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and spouses, and course fee waiver for employee. Full information about University of Delaware benefits is available online:  http://www.udel.edu/Benefits/

*Appointment:*

Appointment will be at the level of Associate Librarian or Librarian with rank and salary dependent upon experience and qualifications. The current University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System document  http://www2.lib.udel.edu/personnel/promo.htm is available online.

*To Apply*:

Include cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three employment references, in a single document, following University of Delaware application instructions at http://www.udel.edu/udjobs/ by March 14, 2014.

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Supervisory Librarian, Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington DC

Job Title: Supervisory Librarian

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:PG-14-AHA-1042035

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, February 06, 2014 to Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DUTIES:

This position is located in the Planning, Education & Performance Improvement Section of Chief of Staff at Washington DC VA Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Major duties and responsibilities include:

· Develop and maintain a clinical librarianship program
· Work with physicians, nurses, and other staff in clinical setting and in routine clinical conferences
· Present reports to provide patient-specific information
· Function as a resource to clinicians by searching medical databases to identify and retrieve knowledge-based information, answer questions and resolve controversies in diagnosis and treatment, clarify clinical decisions, making decisions regarding the best course of care, and educating on rare medical conditions
· Utilize knowledge of evidence-based practice and sources to provide highly-specific, case-related medical literature which contributes to quality patient care, as well as quality clinical education for medical students, residents, and clinical staff
· Provide instruction to physicians and nurses in MEDLINE and other health-related databases
· Serve as a member of interdisciplinary, hospital-wide committees
· Provide information that is relevant to the work, concerns and consideration of the committees as a consultant
· Develop communications and marketing materials for library services and resources
· Present information about library resources and services and how they can be used most effectively to the medical center teams and committees
· Establish access to electronic resources
· Manage technical changes to electronic resources to preempt resource access problems and responds to patron's access issues
· Develop, acquire, and maintain tools for the management of electronic resources, such as Electronic Resource Management (ERM) systems, link technologies, discovery services, and authentication systems
· Develop and maintain library's Intranet and Internet sites
· Implements new technologies

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/360877500 to learn more.

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Taxonomist, CNN Library, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta GA

Job Title: Taxonomist - CNN - Library
Job Category: Librarian Science
Job Location: United States - Georgia - Atlanta 
Job Type : Full Time
Requisition # : 139981BR

Posting Job Description :
 

Qualifications:
The Taxonomist for the CNN Library will require the following:

- Master's degree in Library or Information Science.
- At least 3-5 years experience in taxonomy, thesaurus, or controlled vocabulary development, preferably for text content in a media business.
- Experience working with platforms for automatic classification. 
- Hands-on experience with Smartlogic Semaphore, Temis/Luxid or similar systems is desired. 
- Understanding of metadata management and metadata standards
- Ontology development, linked data and semantic web, familiarity with SPARQL querying
- Familiarity with web publishing, SEO, and tagging or indexing news content.
- The best candidate will be a team-oriented self-starter with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who can connect well with multi-disciplinary teams. 
- You should be inquisitive and analytical, with good editorial judgment, and work well both independently and collaboratively. 
- You should be very interested in news and comfortable with a fast-paced environment.

Duties:
The Taxonomist for the CNN Library will be responsible for the following:

- Continuous, timely review of topic suggestions and storylines emerging in the news, to define, develop and place in the taxonomy.
- Ongoing development of taxonomy hierarchies, terms and relationships to support new areas of concentration in our content. 
- Development may involve text-mining and entity extraction against content, analyzing content for possible classification gaps, and identification, mapping and incorporation of external vocabularies.
- Research and selection of document sets to support topic development, auto-categorization tuning, and system QC.
- Regular review, analysis, tuning and quality control on the output of the automated classification system to optimize performance and ensure accuracy. 
- Support of linked data initiatives across the business. 

This position is located in our Atlanta headquarters (no telecommuting).
CNN is a 24x7 operation where schedules can involve evening, weekend and holiday hours, so schedule flexibility is important.

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Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide reference service utilizing a variety of print, electronic, and database  resources. The position reports to the Senior Associate Director.**

Major responsibilities include:

1. Provide core reference services both in person and by virtual means using online chat, email, and telephone.
2. Suggest, create, and teach library-related classes. Provide overviews and introductions/tours of the resources and services of the HSLS to students and faculty in the Schools of the Health Sciences.
3. Monitor trends in health sciences librarianship such as evidence-based practice, Web 2.0 communication, and social networking technology.
4. Collaborate with other librarians and staff concerning library programs and services

Qualifications:The applicant must have a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school, as well as knowledge of computer applications, including medical and consumer databases, Internet searching, web design, and HTML experience.Highly preferred is a background in health sciences. The applicant must have demonstrated ability to interact with the public in a patient and tactful manner as well as flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks, and to work collaboratively and independently in a complex and fast-paced environment.Applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, as well as skill in written and oral communication.Evidence of continued professional growth should also be demonstrated.

Position is a full-time non-tenured faculty librarian position, and may occasionally require additional work hours beyond the 40-hour workweek.Salary and appointment level are dependent on qualifications and experience.Screening of applications will begin Feb 24, 2014 and the position is open until filled.

Environment:The Health Sciences Library System provides collections and services designed to meet the information needs of the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Nursing, and the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.HSLS has an active user education program, participates in the curricula of the health sciences schools, provides a full complement of information services and hosts the popular Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians. HSLS is also the home of the Middle Atlantic Region of the Nationalof the Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM-MAR).For additional information about HSLS, see 
http://www.hsls.pitt.edu 

Please send letter of application, resume and names of three references to:

Search Committee, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

Applications should be sent via e-mail to medlibq@pitt.edu 

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Information Literacy Librarian, Davidson College, Davidson NC

Basic Function: The Information Literacy Librarian, collaborating with faculty and other librarians, provides formal and informal instruction to students in order to improve their research skills and to promote the effective and thoughtful use of information. The person in this position also provides research support and outreach services to students, faculty, and staff.


Essential Functions: Teaches information literacy skills to students through the following means: scheduled, course-integrated instruction sessions and stand-alone sessions in all disciplines; consultations; orientation sessions; reference interactions; virtual services; and other activities.

Provides on-demand reference and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff both in person and virtually, in rotation with other librarians and including some evening and weekend shifts.

Assists with the development and creation of instructional, informational, promotional, and training resources, including tutorials and user guides.

Provides outreach to students and other members of the campus community.

Coordinates virtual instruction and assessment with participation from other librarians.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library/Information Science. MLIS must be from an ALA-accredited program. Teaching or reference experience. Strong interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills; strong service orientation; demonstrated interest in information literacy.  

Visit: https://jobs.davidson.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1391527364963

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Library Fellow, Christopher Center Library Services, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso IN

Status:  Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track; two-year full-time appointment, full benefits

Deadline:  March 3, 2014 (for full consideration)

 

Christopher Center Library Services, and Valparaiso University, are committed to fostering a diverse student body and faculty.  We are pleased to announce a new Library Fellow position with an archival focus.  This two year (July 2014 - June 2016) faculty position provides the opportunity for an entry-level librarian, with a demonstrated commitment to diverse and historically underrepresented groups, to gain professional experience as an academic librarian.

 

The detailed position description, application procedure, and position benefits can be found at http://library.valpo.edu/jobs.html.

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Library Technician, CoxHealth Libraries, Cox College, Springfield MO

The Library Technician is responsible to the Dean of Information Services for maintenance of the library collection, assistance in retrieval of informational requests, and contact with initial requests of the customers. This position is responsible for ensuring that all print books and journals are processed and accessible for use by our customers.  This includes all aspects whether new, updating catalog records of current physical locations (N, S, Wm Ctr, etc.), or withdrawing from our collection.  This person also assists other staff in filling article (informational) requests whether in house, ILL (requesting articles from other libraries), and provides basic library skills assistance to our walk-in customers as needed.


Education:

  *  Minimum of a Bachelor's degree.


Experience:

  *  Library experience preferred.


Skills:

  *  Knowledge of medical terminology helpful.
  *  Experience with MS Office, utilizing Word, Excel, Power Point, & Outlook.


Link to the position:

http://www.coxhealth.com/body_open.cfm?id=5024

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Library Director, West Orange Public Library, West Orange NJ

The West Orange (NJ) Public Library is seeking a highly-qualified and innovative Library Director to serve a diverse community of 46,000 residents.  The Library has a current budget of $2.3 million and a staff of 16 FTEs, plus temporary workers and independent contractors. The employees are unionized and the Library is a Civil Service organization.  The hiring salary range is $95,000-$107,000, dependent upon experience and qualifications for the position, with an excellent benefits package and generous leave policy.   

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works with the Board to create strategies that ensure success in fulfilling the Library's mission
  • Responsible for all services, operations and activities of the Library
  • Prepares, presents and administers the annual budget in conjunction with the Board of Trustees
  • Maintains administrative and operating records in compliance with government regulations
  • Hires, trains, supervises, develops and evaluates Library personnel
  • Serves as liaison and advocate with Town government, local schools and the community
  • Oversees Library public relations and community outreach
  • Oversees the Library's technology plan
  • Negotiates vendor contracts
  • Seeks supplemental sources of funding, such as grants and donations

 

The duties listed above are illustrative of the types of work that may be performed. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and a NJ Professional Librarian's Certification
  • Five years of public library experience including work in the service, circulation and reference areas, two years of which were in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience in finance and budget administration
  • Experience in personnel and labor relations
  • Knowledge of technology and library automation systems
  • Experience and success obtaining and administering grants

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Five years previous experience as an assistant director or director at a public library
  • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Negotiated union contracts
  • Knowledge of NJ Civil Service rules and procedures

 

Applications will be accepted until midnight EST on February 14, 2014.    

 

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the Executive Search Committee via e-mail to:  woplsearch@gmail.com.  

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, New York University Libraries, New York NY

Description:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is responsible for developing and delivering an active program of education, training, advocacy, support and information sharing regarding a wide range of issues that promote effective sharing and barrier free access to scholarly resources. The target audience for this program is librarians and library staff and NYU faculty and students.

The successful incumbent will act as an active advocate and resource for faculty and staff on a full range of issues that promote barrier free availability of scholarly intellectual resources, including open access, fair use, author's rights, Creative Commons licensing, e-reserves, interlibrary loan of licensed content. S/he will develop and promulgate education and outreach materials, including web content, brochures/handouts, and resource materials for a range of constituencies, including liaison librarians, library staff, faculty, graduate students; develop and implement an educational program employing the above documentation; work with subject liaison librarians to promulgate faculty author rights retention, Creative Commons licensing, and open access publishing, and to assist faculty with their questions and needs regarding their authored content; in coordination with others as appropriate, developing processes and outreach activities to increase the use of NYU's institutional repository and discipline-related repositories for open access to content.

The successful candidate will exhibit an understanding of the nature of research and publishing in the broad array of disciplines served by a large research library and the differences among those fields that shape their unique approach to scholarly communication.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian serves as the NYU Libraries' expert on issues related to intellectual property and its use in scholarly disciplines and university teaching, including: drafting and reviewing policies, guidelines, contracts and license agreements; serving as liaison to the Office of General Counsel on intellectual property-related issues; providing information to students, faculty, librarians and staff of the University; analyzing copyright status and risk for digital related publishing projects; managing a fair use listserv and website information on use of copyrighted material, ensuring the best possible information available across NYU's global community.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will also monitor and stay current in Federal and other major funder requirements for open access deposit of publications and data, and, in coordination with others, assure the development of library policies and procedures to support researchers in meeting these requirements.

S/he will stay current on trends related to promoting fair use and open access and the development of campus open access policies, including models for open access publishing and open access financing models, the role of peer review and alt-metrics in open access alternatives, codes of practice, efforts to open more content to public domain (e.g., HathiTrust work) and will keep other librarians informed and work with them to identify areas where NYU communications and practices should adapt to better inform faculty.

This is a multi-year, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian of Practice.

 

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS;
  • Minimum three years of relevant library experience;
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Previous library experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference is desirable.
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications across a variety of disciplines.
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience in copyright law as it relates to fair use and library exemptions, new modes of scholarly communication, open access, authors' rights and scholarly use of intellectual property.
  • JD or other formal training or experience in intellectual property law is desirable.

New York University Libraries:
Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

 

Salary/Benefits:
Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

 

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

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Web Services Librarian, Utah State University, Logan UT

 Utah State University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and customer-oriented librarian to fill 
the newly created position of Web Services Librarian. This 12-month, tenure-track, entry-level faculty 
position with rank of Assistant Librarian reports to the Director of Library Digital and Information 
Technology Services and is responsible for a broad range of services and duties related to the libraries' 
web presence and digital content and services. In addition to providing leadership and managing the 
content and design of the libraries' web services, this person will take a user-centered approach to guide 
the library in implementing new technologies to enhance our patrons' experiences. 
Responsibilities:
-Oversee the content and collaborative design of the libraries' web services.
-Facilitate assessment, usability, and use of analytic tools to gather, report and evaluate web statistics and 
user experience data.
-Interact with all areas of the library to develop innovative library technology services and systems.
-Work collaboratively across all USU campuses to integrate library and campus technology.
-Develop workflows and strategies to adapt and respond quickly to the changing technological 
environment.
-Prioritize, develop, and integrate user-friendly, user-centered websites and interfaces.
-Serve as a subject librarian to one or more academic disciplines.
-Facilitate the discovery and integration of open resources for research and teaching within the library and 
campuses. 
Required Qualifications:
-MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
-Experience with website design and information architecture.
-Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in user experience design, and library 
technologies.
-Strong interest in emerging technologies and using technology to serve library constituents.
-Highly effective communication skills, including listening, writing and speaking.
-Demonstrated problem solving skills.
-Ability to set and follow through on both individual and team priorities.
-Aptitude for learning new technologies and working in a dynamic environment.
-Ability to meet the university's requirements for promotion and tenure. 
Preferred Qualifications:
-Project management experience and demonstrated success in working collaboratively with a variety of 
constituencies.
-Experience with web site administration, accessibility, and usability.
-Knowledge of web accessibility standards.
-Familiar with HTML, CSS, XML, Java, PHP 
Salary is commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2014 and it will remain open until filled. This position 
is available on July 1, 2014.

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Circulation Specialist, Neumann University, Aston PA

Neumann University is currently seeking qualified applicants for the part time position of Circulation Specialist.  Position responsibilities include serving as initial contact person for library and computing queries; and handling circulation of library materials to patrons. In assisting library patrons, candidates should possess the ability to independently troubleshoot computer operating issues related to digital databases, Blackboard Learn, Microsoft Office Suite, and networked printers. Part time hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and Friday, Noon - 5 p.m.  Candidates must possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Catholic Franciscan mission of the University. Requirements include:  B.A. or B.S. preferred, library experience helpful, familiarity with computer operation problem-solving, attention to detail and organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks as necessary. Qualified candidates should forward a resume to:

 

 

NEUMANN UNIVERSITY

David W. Brownlee

Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management

Human Resources Office

One Neumann Drive

Aston, PA  19014-1298

humanresources@neumann.edu

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Director, McCormick Educational Technology Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL

The McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC), the instructional technology and computing component of the Library of Rush University Medical Center, is seeking an experienced, innovative and dynamic Director. In this role you will provide leadership for a collegial staff which provides institutional support and training for educational technology across the entire university.

Position Highlights:

-Services include support for online and face-to-face university courses,  onsite use of computer workstations, computer classrooms and software, optical marking system services and exam software, and faculty projects
-Directly supervises 7 technical/support staff
-Analyzes implements and evaluates departmental activities to ensure the most effective services, access and resources that support the educational endeavors of faculty, students and staff.
-Collaborates with the staffs of Information Services and the Library to assure optimal maintenance of computer hardware and software.
-Prepares and oversees the budget of the METC
-Directs the Instructional Designers and The Technology Support Specialist to best provide access and training in regards to the learning management system and its many supporting applications:  Collaborate, Respondus, Panopto, ExamSoft, and others as required.

Qualifications:

-Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or Master's degree in Instructional/Educational Technology
-5 years in a multimedia center or similar environment
-Has held supervisory positions of increasing responsibility
-Experience in public services.
-High level interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
-Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-Familiarity with current trends in academic information management
-Demonstrated continuing professional development, including participation in professional associations and/or advanced coursework

Rush University is the academic component of Rush University Medical Center.  The University currently has over 2,200 students in Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and The Graduate College.  Located just west of the Loop in downtown Chicago, Rush offers an ideal atmosphere for professional to fulfill their career goals.

We offer generous benefits, including several tuition assistance programs.


To apply, click on http://careers.jobsatrush.com/chicago/other/jobid4819834-director-mccormick-educational-technology-center-jobs
Job ID: 2014-0072

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Access Services/Instruction Librarian, Penn State University, Hershey PA

The George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State Hershey seeks an early career Access Services and Instruction Librarian. The incumbent will report to the Associate Director /Coordinator for Education & Instruction.  This is a faculty position, may be multi-year contract or tenure track based on qualifications, experience, and preference.

Position Summary:

The Access Services/ Instruction Librarian will provide general reference service, research support, and participate in user-centered library instruction.  Under the direction of the Associate Director, he/she will be responsible for managing and coordinating Access Services, including managing the circulation and reference desks; supervising staff; developing and documenting policies and procedures; collecting statistics; oversight of marketing and exhibit space,  including the Lions Eye electronic display; scheduling reference desk coverage and responding to patron questions. He/she will supervise library cash handling policies and procedures at the circulation desk, oversee building and collection accessibility and security, and participate in collection development activities.  The Librarian will also serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments, participate in the maintenance and support of the Harrell Library Webpage, will 
contribute as a member of the Library Administrative Team, and will participate in strategic planning and evaluation of library programs, services, and resources. Critical skills include the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization, and a facility for cross-departmental communications.  He/she will contribute to the profession through librarianship, teaching & learning, service, research and involvement in professional organizations.

Qualifications:
.    MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
.    Reference experience or education in academic library reference.
.    Some experience with HTML or Web development software and Web 2.0 
tools and services.
.    Demonstrated familiarity with current technologies.
.    Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
.    Excellent oral and written communication skills; and a strong public service orientation.
.    Demonstrated commitment to professional development and potential for promotion.


Preferred:
.    Two years of experience in an Academic Health Sciences or Hospital 
library.
.    Teaching experience
.    Experience with database searching with an emphasis on medicine and 
health related resources.
.    Supervisory experience


University Libraries:

Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the CIC (Big 10) academic consortium.  The Penn State University Libraries currently rank 8th in North America among private and public research universities, based on Association for Research Libraries Investment Index.  The University Libraries are located at University Park and 23 other campuses throughout Pennsylvania. Collections exceed 6.5 million volumes, including more than 68,000 current serial subscriptions.  Penn State Hershey, located approximately 100 miles from University Park, is the medical campus of Penn State University.

Penn State Hershey:

Penn State College of Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center confers the doctor of medicine degree and, in conjunction with Penn State's Graduate School, offers doctor of philosophy degrees in anatomy, biochemistry, and molecular biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics and genomics, cell and molecular biology, chemical biology, genetics, immunology and infectious diseases, integrative biosciences, microbiology and immunology, molecular medicine, molecular toxicology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology. The College of Medicine offers Master of Science degrees in anatomy, laboratory animal medicine, public health sciences, homeland security, neuroscience, and physiology.

The Penn State Hershey campus is located in Hershey, PA a suburban 
community approximately twelve miles from Harrisburg, the state capital.  The fourth largest employer in Central Pennsylvania, Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center provides jobs for more than 6,950 area residents.  Hershey Foods Corporation, also headquartered in Hershey, is Central Pennsylvania's second largest industry. Hershey is within a 3 hour drive of New York, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.

Compensation:

Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefits 
include liberal vacation, excellent insurance, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.

Application Instructions:

Send a letter of application, resume or vitae, and the names and contact 
information of three references to Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, Box HYIL-MEDL, 511 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802, or to lap225@psu.edu. Please reference Box HYIL-MEDL in the email subject line.  Review of candidates will begin on March 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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NIH Recent Graduates (Program Specialist), 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 or information science 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:



*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




*Technical Services*

  •         Assist with acquisition of materials for the NLM collection and management of licensed electronic resources

  •         Apply medical subject headings and supplemental metadata to citations from specialized scientific and technical materials




*Preservation; Digital Preservation; Rare Book Cataloging*

  •         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

  •         Cataloging of rare books in the NLM's History of Medicine Division




*Consumer Health*

  •         Organize consumer health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness, in both English and Spanish through MedlinePlus, the NLM consumer health web site




*Web Site Development and Social Media*

  •         Support site development, or new responsive web design for MedlinePlus

  •         Contribute to social media initiatives of NLM




*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, 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.




*Communication & Outreach*

  •         Research and write articles for internal and external publications

  •         Assist with tours, digital signage and other outreach activities

  •         Assist in developing social media strategies and content




Pay: GS-9 level with a pay rate of $52,146

Benefits: health insurance, and other benefits

Eligibility: Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on or after 12/27/10



Apply through USAJobs at:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/360145900

Open until February 27, 2014

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Library Director, Ohio Township Public Library System, Warrick County IN

Welcome to our town--as the next director of the Ohio Township Public Library System. The Library Board of Trustees seeks a new leader to help continue and enhance the Library's successful role as a creative, cultural, and collaborative connection in the community.  The Library director will work strategically with local organizations and agencies and be responsive to the needs and concerns of staff, patrons and the community.  Ohio Township Public Library System is an independent district with a tax rate exclusively dedicated to public library service.  Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, the Library staff of 50 serves the 37,749 citizens in Ohio Township with a $2 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the new Central Library, and two branch facilities: Chandler, located in the town of Chandler; and Newburgh, located in a 1984 building fronting the Ohio River. The challenge for the next director will be to forge strong community relationships and partnerships while leading a motivated staff to further serve the community effectively.

 

Ohio Township, consisting primarily of the cities of Newburgh and Chandler, is located in southwest Indiana in Warrick County. Nestled against a bend in the Ohio River, this community has deep historical roots, small town charm, and a thriving waterfront. While home to interesting shops, quality dining, and local events and festivals, city amenities are also easily accessible - Indianapolis, Nashville, St. Louis and Louisville are all within a few hours' drive. With a quality public school system, the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana, Newburgh also hosts parks, trails, and golf courses. Several large corporations in the region, such as Alcoa, Tropicana Entertainment, Vigo Coal, Toyota, and Deaconess Health System, a low cost of living and a strong agricultural presence contribute to a high quality of life. For additional information, please visit Ohio Township Links.

 

Responsibilities. The Director reports to a seven-member Library Board of Trustees and works with the Board, staff, and community stakeholders to establish the strategic vision for the Library aligning the Library's mission, goals and objectives with the community's needs and priorities. This is complex executive work which includes planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the library.  The Director also works closely with the Board of Library Trustees, local government, and community agencies and organizations. Too, the Director ensures that local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to Indiana libraries and the by-laws, policies, and directives of the Library Board are being met. 

 

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana Librarian Certificate 2; and a minimum of three years of relevant library experience which includes supervision of staff. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications skills; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and "best practices" for library service. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board is desirable.

 

Compensation.  The starting salary range is $62,000 to $74,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of March 23, 2014.

 

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Digital Collections Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Richmond VA

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Digital Collections Systems Librarian, the Digital Collections Librarian provides innovative and sustainable solutions for the maintenance and presentation of VCU Libraries digital assets. Working in a team environment across departments, the incumbent will be responsible for supervising, evaluating and optimizing digitization procedures, including capture, presentation, and preservation. The Digital Collections Librarian will manage the Digital Production Unit, which consists of one full-time staff member and student workers. The successful candidate will efficiently leverage digital asset management, institutional repository, and publishing systems to encourage discovery and use of digital assets by both the university and the larger scholarly community. He or she will promote state-of-the-art services through continuous innovation and awareness of national trends and best practices. The Digital Collections Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.

Qualifications

Although experience in certain areas is desirable, this is an entry-level position in which candidates who demonstrate excellent promise and a passion for developing digital library systems will be given the most serious consideration.

Required: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred: Working knowledge of technologies and standards needed to manage digitization activities including capture (for still and moving images, text, audio, and born-digital formats), ingest and presentation (into digital asset management and institutional repository systems), metadata creation, and preservation. Understanding of and experience with enterprise digital library applications and their role in higher education (e.g. Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, Omeka, DSpace, etc.). Experience with digital imaging file formats, conversion, and software such as Adobe Photoshop CS. Exposure to research libraries with knowledge of public and technical services operations, as well as library standards (Dublin Core, OAI-PMH, EAD, etc.). Experience with programming languages such as PHP, XSLT, PERL. Strong analytical, troubleshooting, time management, and project management skills. Ability to learn and apply new technologies independently. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and staff. Ability to work successfully with external vendor support and documentation. Availability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Virginia Commonwealth University and the VCU Libraries

Virginia Commonwealth University is Virginia's largest research university, enrolling nearly 32,000 students. Located in Richmond, Virginia (http://www.vcu.edu/richmond/), VCU offers 41 doctoral, 74 masters, 3 professional, and 64 baccalaureate degree programs. Thirty-two of VCU's graduate, professional programs are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as among the best in the nation, with 19 programs ranking in the top 25 and two programs -- sculpture and nurse anesthesia -- ranked number one. Over 3,200 faculty comprise the University's teaching force. Research strengths at the University include health and life sciences, education, engineering, social work, behavioral sciences, public affairs, advertising and design, and the fine arts. Sponsored research funding totals over $260 million, placing VCU among the top 100 research institutions in the United States.  VCU's strategic plan embraces an acceleration in the growth of VCU's library system and includes a new Master Site Plan that envisions additions to both library facilities operated by the VCU Libraries. Architectural work has begun on a major addition to and renovation of the James Branch Cabell Library that is expected to open in 2015.

Libraries at Virginia Commonwealth University (including the James Branch Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on the MCV Campus) employ 51 professionals and 90 support staff with an annual budget exceeding $17.5 million. VCU also operates programs in Doha, Qatar, including a library supporting the program there, Northern Virginia, and in various additional locations throughout the U.S. and the world. The VCU Libraries is a Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, SPARC, CNI, BioMed Central, and the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a statewide networking consortium for shared access to electronic and print resources.  The VCU Libraries has adopted Primo as its discovery layer and is one of the first libraries worldwide to have implemented Alma as its next generation cloud-based system for library management. CONTENTdm and DSpace supplement the foundation of its system architecture to enhance access to its collections and services.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see http://www.hr.vcu.edu/benefits/.

For more information about the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at http://www.library.vcu.edu/ and at http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/home.asp.  

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: 

Pamela H. Fraga
Assistant to the University Librarian
VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University
901 Park Avenue
PO Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
804-828-1107
804-828-0151 (fax)
phfraga@vcu.edu

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Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

We anticipate that on Thursday, January 30 there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov https://www.usajobs.gov/ for the following position. The announcement will be posted for five days.

Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine


This position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-13, with a salary range from $89,924 to $116,901 including locality pay per annum.


The Serials Acquisitions Unit Head in the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section serves as the head of one of four units and directly supervises a staff of three professional acquisitions librarians whose grades range from GS 9 to GS 12 level and five library technical support staff whose grades range from GS 7 to GS 8 level.  The incumbent is responsible for managing operations of the Unit which acquires approximately 18,000 print and electronic biomedical and related serials, including providing preliminary bibliographic control for serial titles; managing accounts and communication with commercial subscription vendors worldwide; physical processing of print serial issues; creating and maintaining purchase order, receiving, payment and holdings records in an integrated library system; monitoring expenditures on the serials budget; and preparing reports to support analysis of the NLM collection.
The incumbent will be a member of the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section management team, reporting directly to the Section Head, and serves on working groups within NLM and represents NLM to various professional and government organizations.


https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359787900

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Head, Library Technology Services Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

We anticipate that on Thursday, January 30 there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov https://www.usajobs.gov/ for the following position. The announcement will be posted for five days.

 

This position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $106,263 to $138,136 including locality pay per annum.


The head of the Library Technology Services Section is responsible for a staff of ten professional librarians and technical information specialists whose grades range from GS 9 to GS 13 level and one library technical support staff whose grade ranges from GS 7 to GS 8 level. The staff collectively manage bibliographic and digital library systems to support the Division's collection development, acquisitions, licensing and cataloging operations. These systems also support a broad range of LO and NLM services. Major activities of the Section include managing the maintenance, development, testing, training and documentation for the Voyager Integrated Library System; the NLM Digital Collections repository; locally developed systems to support NLM indexing and PubMed citation creation activities; online public access catalogs to provide discovery and delivery of the NLM collection; electronic resources management systems including an OpenURL Link Resolver; a Library Operations-wide documentation system; report writing software for providing statistical reports and data analyses; Web collecting and archiving software; and numerous other software utilized by staff to carry out Division functions. The Section provides first level desktop hardware and software support for the Division, maintains the Division's technology, computers and equipment budget, and, in collaboration with the Office of Computer and Communication Systems, is responsible for ensuring computer equipment is properly deployed throughout the Division.

The incumbent will be a member of the Technical Services Division senior management team, reporting directly to the Chief of the Division, and serves on working groups within NLM and represents NLM to various professional and government organizations.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359658400

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Library Manager, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, Denver CO

AORN, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, is headquartered in southeast Denver and has an opening for a Manager for our Library, the AORN Research & Information Center (ARIC). We are a progressive, well-funded membership association for nurses who work in the operating room. The ARIC librarians support the evidence-based research needs of our nursing staff. This is a great opportunity to play a key role in the creation of guidelines that promote perioperative patient safety.

The Manager, AORN Research & Information Center (ARIC) directs the overall operations & administration of the library. S/he develops strategies, tactics, and approaches to support the mission, vision, and values of AORN. S/he plans, organizes, and manages systems, services and staff to support the evidence-based needs of the nursing staff, with a focus on the Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices. The responsibilities of the ARIC Manager include: formulating and implementing a print & electronic acquisitions strategy; building and adhering to the budget for this strategy; effective management of the collection; negotiating vendor contracts and managing vendor relationships; utilizing state of the art library science processes and technology; developing strategies for improving efficiency and effectiveness; being an external and internal advocate of the ARIC team and role; and leading and setting priorities for the ARIC staff based on AORN strategic priorities, as well as, when needed, personally conducting complex literature searches of health sciences resources.  S/he is also responsible for the collection and maintenance of the AORN archives and the day‑to‑day operations of ARIC.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program; at least 5 years' professional library experience and at least 2 years' experience managing people; familiarity with health sciences resources

Please send inquiries or resumes to Amy Stuhmer, Manager of Human Resources, astuhmer@aorn.org.

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Director, Medical Center Library, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY

The University of Kentucky Libraries seeks a director for the Medical Center Library (MCL). The MCL Director reports to the Dean of Libraries and serves as a member of UK Libraries Executive Committee. 

The MCL director is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for the delivery of academic and knowledge-based information resources and tools and aligning the MCL's strategic plan with the goals of UK Libraries, the six health profession colleges (Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health), UK Healthcare, its three hospitals and outpatient clinics, the Markey Cancer Center, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the Gill Heart Institute, the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science in their missions of education, research and clinical service. 

This position requires an innovative individual with progressive and accomplished experience in library administrative/leadership roles that include significant responsibilities for budgetary oversight and resource planning as well as experience managing change. Knowledge in the breadth of library operations including research and education services, managing electronic resources, collection development, and document delivery as well as knowledge and skills in evaluating, implementing and making accessible new knowledge-based technologies is needed. 

The director should be a dynamic leader with the ability to develop and cultivate an energetic and results-oriented team and to champion change and continuous improvement initiatives in a complex academic health center system. The successful candidate must bring the ability to foster relationships with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders, thereby ensuring the success of programs created by the MCL. A successful candidate will also have an established track record of successful grant funding, scholarly dissemination, and collaboration with educators, researchers, and clinicians. 

This position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position and requires a master's degree in library or information science earned from a program accredited by the American Library Association. 

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university of approximately 28,000 students, 2,000 faculty and 12,000 staff dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. The University of Kentucky Library system has a combined library holdings total of more than four million volumes and includes 11 libraries with a faculty of 60 and a support and professional staff of 108. Eleven faculty librarians and seven support staff provide services at the Medical Center Library that is housed in the Medical Center complex, adjacent to the University of Kentucky main campus. UK Libraries uses the Voyager integrated library system. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of Research Libraries, LYRASIS, ASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries. UK is a regional depository for government publications. In addition, the Medical Center Library is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and is a Resource Library with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. 

Priority applicant review will begin February, 1st 2014. Interested applicants should attach three documents: a cover letter (Cover Letter), curriculum vitae (Resume), and the names and contact information of three professional references (Other Documents). 

Qualifications: 

Knowledge of academic medical center organizations, operations, and emerging trends 
Knowledge of current and emerging information technologies 
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills 
Effective management, leadership and organization skills 
Ability to work effectively in a changing, complex environment 
Ability/skills in human and fiscal resource management 
Ability to foster a strong collaborative, team-oriented work environment 
Understanding of student, faculty and community user needs assessment 
 

 

Visit https://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=247604 to apply. 

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Library Specialist, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington DC

The Association of American Medical Colleges is seeking a Library Specialist to support the Reference Center and Learning Services.

Requirements:
• Perform all technical services involved in library operations
      o Catalog (both copy and original cataloguing) library and staff books
      o Process new materials (books, serials, etc)
      o Shelve new library materials and maintain stacks and library collections
      o Circulate library and staff materials using integrated library system. Experience using EOS International is a plus
• Serials
      o Maintain access to journal subscriptions. Work directly with publishers and vendors to troubleshoot all subscription access issues
• Process and manage requests
      o Order and manage books and subscriptions requested by library director or association staff
      o Manage interlibrary loans, document delivery
• Information services
      o Assist staff with using library online resources and provide support for or deliver orientation and training activities
      o Maintain and/or create online resources such as library web pages and SharePoint sites.
      o Provide back-up support on research or reference requests as required
      o Participate in the evaluation and application of best practices to deliver electronic information solutions that meet user expectations and maximize value for the organization
      o Facilitate current awareness services
• Administrative issues
      o Reconcile invoices for interlibrary loans and book orders
• Assist with copyright permissions requests
• Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

• Master's in Library Science or equivalent preferred. Strong demonstrated customer service experience required, preferably in a library setting
• Two or more years of experience in a library setting
• Strong, demonstrated customer service orientation
• Proven technical proficiency with original cataloguing in integrated library systems (ILS)
• Proficiency retrieving information from databases and vendors such as PubMed, Ovid, Proquest, Nexis, ERIC, Web of Science
• Experience using  integrated library systems required, cataloguing required, circulation experience preferred
• Recent professional experience as a practicing cataloger including substantial original cataloging; solid working knowledge of AACR II, RDA, LCSH, LC classification, MARC 21, OCLC, and authority control procedures; experience with automated integrated library systems and database management
• Experience using SharePoint and HTML editors, especially Dreamweaver preferred
• Experience using library databases such as or similar to PubMed, Ovid, Proquest, and Nexis preferred
• Coursework or experience in database construction and or open source technologies preferred
• Ability to quickly pick up and implement new technologies
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well individually as well as part of a collaborative effort
• Strong verbal and written communications skills and a willingness to present
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, multitask, work quickly and fulfill assignments and manage projects accurately and on time in a busy workplace
• Shows excellent capacity for attention to detail
• Proven ability to exercise strong decision making skills
• Exhibits high degree of professionalism

Visit http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH10/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=AAMC&cws=1&rid=364 to apply.

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Librarian, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, San Marcos CA

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for management of all activities associated with the campus library including: supervising personnel, maintaining library resources, providing library services, and maintaining an appropriate environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Directs the activities of the library services desk.
  • Triages all student and faculty requests
  • Manages the library cash drawer, including assisting students with copying/printing transactions.
  • Notifies students of outstanding fines.
  • Provides reference and research assistance to students and faculty including; on-line database searches, interlibrary loan services, library instruction.
  • Coordinates and facilitates loans with other campus libraries within the University.
  • Trains and supervises part-time library assistant and student library monitors (where applicable)
  • Maintains, updates, and supports library resources including; information management system, circulation / reserve services.
  • Collections development for print resources, input in collection development of electronic resources.
  • Catalogs materials and provides/maintains authority control.
  • Upholds and enforces official library policies and procedures, including overdue items and late charges.
  • Triages and provides technical support for problems with library technology such as printers, copiers, computers, etc.
  • Orients new students to library services and collections.
  • Meets regularly with other library staff on all campuses to suggest changes or report problems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Masters in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited University
  • Two or more years of library experience, preferably in a health sciences library or in a health care environment, and including the use of library information management systems, cataloging, reference, online literature searching, acquisitions/collection development, serials management and library instruction.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Proven ability to use library automated information management systems.
  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to new learn new software programs easily.

 

COMPETENCIES:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of the position:

Communication

Excellent written and face-to-face communication skills. Professional demeanor.

 

Initiative

Actively seeks opportunities to make contributions vs. passively accepting situations.  Goes above expectations to achieve goals.

Dependability/Adaptability

Recognizes/responds to unanticipated events and requirements.  Customer-focused, with demonstrated experience and ability to be flexible with changing priorities, demands and requests.  Ability to work independently or with little supervision.

 

Interpersonal Relationships

Promotes teamwork, and leads by example, while successfully collaborating across functions and departments.

Planning/Organization

Demonstrates ability to manage time and priorities.

Analytical

Synthesizes complex and diverse information.

Personal Responsibility

Trustworthy with unyielding integrity.

TRAVEL:

Position may be required to travel.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

We are accepting applications through February 5 and the anticipated start date for the position is March 3.

For full details and to apply, please visit our website: http://www.usa.edu/employment.aspx

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Film Archivist, Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, Bloomington IN

Film Archivist

Assistant/Associate Librarian

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries

 

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and collegial individual to serve in the position of Film Archivist for the IU Libraries Film Archive. 

 

The Indiana University Libraries' Film Archive (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/filmarch) was born in 2010 with the transfer of 74,000 films into the Auxiliary Library Facility and the creation of the unit, and is one of the largest film archives in an academic library in the country. Almost immediately after it was created, the IU Libraries' Film Archive was accepted as a member of the prestigious International Federation of Film Archives. As part of the Collection Development Department in the Libraries, the Film Archive represents one of the most notable and respected special collections in the Libraries, and contributes directly to the library's mission to support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery.  The IU Libraries' Film Archive plays a leadership role in planning for and implementing the Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative, a university-wide initiative to digitize time-based media.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Director of the IU Libraries' Film Archive, the individual in this position will:

·         Provide reference services and research consultations and support to faculty, students, staff, and the community at large

·         Assist with collection development, management and inventorying

·         Inspect and prepare films for patron use, digitization and projection

·         Assist with grant proposals and project management

·         Manage and develop preservation projects, online exhibits and collaborative national collection related projects

·         Assist with prioritizing of cataloging/conservation/preservation of film collections

·         Keep abreast of developments related to moving image archiving, digital collection management and related issues

·         Contribute to the developments in the field of moving image archives through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues

·         Develop regional, national and international partnerships and collaborations

·         Hire, train and supervise graduate students

·         Serve as an active member of the Collection Development Department

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

·         ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent education or experience

·         Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of film, video and digital moving image formats and preservation issues

·         Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse populations of faculty, students, researchers and academic colleagues

·         Experience in collection development and a broad knowledge of information resources for moving image collections

·         Experience in moving image archives including motion picture film-handling experience.

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position

Preferred

·         Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment

·         Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries and higher education

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

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

 

Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/neweeo-profe.html

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

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

 

TO APPLY

For full consideration, applications must be received prior to February 17, 2014.  Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:  https://indiana.peopleadmin.com.  Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: 

 

Jennifer Chaffin

Director of Human Resources

Libraries Human Resources

Herman B Wells Library 201

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone:  812-855-8196

Fax:  812-855-2576

E-mail: libpers@indiana.edu

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Librarian, Three Rivers Regional Library System, Jesup GA

Librarian Generalist Position

Three Rivers Regional Library System is seeking a professional librarian to join our public library system in Jesup, Georgia.  We are seeking an enthusiastic, high-energy, service oriented librarian to join our team. This position will provide customer service to our member libraries in the area of Children and Youth Services, Information Technology, and Cataloging.  This position is available as of February 1, 2014 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The successful applicant must be a graduate of an ALA accredited university and be able to obtain a librarian certificate from the Georgia Librarian Board.

Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.  Good starting salary with excellent benefits.

 

Essential Knowledge:

 

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited university
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Provide support to member libraries using technology to include: PCs, tablets, printers, servers, etc.
  • Demonstrate a keen sense of customer service and patience
  • Participate in programming events: planning, presenting, and hosting
  • Keep abreast of all library trends and best practices

 

Essential Skills:

 

  • Ability to handle multiple issues at one time
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to troubleshoot in a technological environment
  • Website updating experience a plus
  • Work in a team environment, follow procedures, and embrace change
  • Ability to solve problems and complete work with a positive attitude

 

 

To apply, please send a completed application along with a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: 


Three Rivers Regional Library System, 280 South Mahogany Street, Jesup, GA  31546.
Attn: Human Resources Department

 

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Manager, Creative Computer Commons, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs CO

New Position: Manager, Creative Computer Commons
Employer: Pikes Peak Library District
Location: New 21st Century Library, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

STARTING WAGE: $25.75 - $30.26 per hour DOE* + full benefits
(*Starting wage will be commensurate with experience and education.
Starting wage is equivalent to a range of $53,560- $62,940 per year)

POSITION SUMMARY: Seeking an innovative, tech savvy leader to manage the Creative Computer Commons (C3) that incorporates media lab technology, maker space, and community interactive opportunities for local entrepreneurs, home business startups, students, innovators and creative individuals of all ages. You will provide the organizational capacity and expertise that will allow C3 to flourish. This exempt, full-time position will direct a highly collaborative team committed to achieving the mission of the Pikes Peak Library District: to seek, engage and transform lives through library services and resources that enrich individual lives and build community.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Guides Library staff and patrons to expand their understanding of new technologies, get the most out of their gadgets and devices, and provide both opportunity and equipment to create, invent, investigate and share ideas.
· Oversees, implements, maintains and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems.
· Provides leadership, guidance, direction and assistance to staff: including supervision, evaluation, hiring and goal setting for staff development and learning.
· Develops operating procedures and staff schedules, analyzes workload statistics and recommends staffing.
· Develops long-and short-range plans of service and implements strategies to meet the District's objectives.
· Plans and coordinates C3 program objectives, including budget preparation and monitoring.
· Provides excellent customer service and maintains a courteous, positive image of the library when interacting with patrons and staff.
· Actively promotes the library's services through programming and community outreach.
· Represents the library as a member of professional organizations and associations; may serve on teams or advisory boards as assigned.
· Maintains patron and staff confidentiality.
· Performs other job related duties as assigned.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

· Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) required
· Three plus years of professional library experience with supervisory responsibility
· Advanced knowledge of library services, best practices and procedures
· Aptitude for technology, willingness to learn and ability to exercise confidence and excitement in the vast technological and online resources the Library District has available
· Ability to cultivate a team environment that encourages personnel to work across departments
· Excellent communication skills, demonstrates a "whatever-it-takes" work ethic, and models an excellent customer service attitude
· Bilingual ability is a plus in serving our diverse community

PROCEDURE FOR APPLIATION:
1. Complete a PPLD online application located at ppld.org on the JOBS/VOLUNTEERS tab
2. Attachments should be submitted in the following file types: .doc, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .htm
3. If you require an accommodation to complete your job application, please contact the Human Resources Office at (719) 531-6333, Ext. 1254.

CLOSING DATE: Position is open until filled; preference will be given to online application materials received by February 4, 2014

TARGET START: Anticipated start date is March 3, 2014

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Lecturer (Preservation Librarian), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale IL

LECTURER (PRESERVATION LIBRARIAN)

SIU CARBONDALE

LIBRARY AFFAIRS

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2014

 

Appointment:                   Lecturer, Full-time, 12 month, term, Non-Tenure-Track

 

Available:                           As soon as possible

 

Environment:  Library Affairs provides comprehensive library services to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale population of 18,500 students in beautiful Southern Illinois. Morris Library, the primary facility, was completely renovated and reopened in 2009. The building currently features over 200 computers, laptops to borrow, 14 study rooms, and two computer classrooms. Two additional floors that will feature highly flexible, technology-rich, collaborative spaces are under construction and will open in 2014. The building houses nearly three million volumes, three and a half million microforms, and 43,000 currently-received periodicals and serials, as well as strong collections of online databases, maps, films, DVDs, and sound recordings. Morris Library is a selective U.S. Federal Depository Library and an Illinois State Depository Library. As the center for academic support services on campus, Morris Library hosts SalukiTech (technology and computer support), the University Honors Program, the Writing Center, Learning Support Services, Testing Lab, Math Lab, and Center for Teaching Excellence. Morris Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, and Greater Western Library Alliance. Librarians at SIU Carbondale are faculty and are covered by collective bargaining.

 

Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Support Services and responsive to input from the Dean of Library Affairs, the Preservation Librarian is responsible for the administration of the Library Affairs' preservation program. The Preservation Librarian's responsibilities include: Collaborates with librarians and staff in Information Services, Special Collections Research Center, Cataloging, and Acquisitions on the planning, development, implementation, maintenance, and management of comprehensive physical and digital preservation and conservation programs for general and special collections in all formats. Develops preservation policies and practices for the Library, including standards for care and handling of collections. Works closely with representatives from all areas of the Library to determine preservation needs and priorities and to coordinate projects. Evaluates library collections for preservation and reformatting. Studies and recommends appropriate applications of digital technologies for preservation. Collaborates with information resources' staff in processing materials for the collections. Monitors environmental conditions in all library facilities, makes recommendations for improving conditions, and coordinates remedial actions, when necessary. Oversees the Conservation Lab. Establishes short- and long-term goals for the unit. Supervises Civil Service staff and student assistants. Maintains the Library's disaster plan and coordinates emergency response strategies for the Library. Participates in the Library's scholarly communication initiatives, including the population of the Institutional Repository, OpenSIUC. Serves as subject specialist and liaison to an academic department in an area of expertise. Develops in-house educational and training programs in preservation and emergency response. Develops and/or teaches credit and/or non-credit courses in preservation and related areas. Serves on appropriate Library committees and represents the Library on matters concerning cooperative preservation programs. Responds to inquiries from the Library, University, and southern Illinois community on preservation and conservation issues. Works on special projects and other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master's degree (or equivalent).
  • Specialized training in preservation.
  • Professional experience, including archival activities, in an academic/research library, museum, or archival center.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience, including the ability to plan, organize, and coordinate workflows.
  • Ability to work effectively with a culturally-diverse population.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following:
    • Book and paper preservation and conservation;
    • Preservation of non-print materials, including audio, image, and video through electronic formatting;
    • Reformatting of print and manuscript materials into digital form; or
    • Preservation of electronic materials, including born-digital and reformatted to digital forms.
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational and management skills with a strong customer service orientation.
    • Teaching experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Additional advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • Certification or training with emphasis on preservation methods.
  • Knowledge of preservation of 3-D objects.

 

Salary:  Competitive, $40,000-$52,000

 

Deadline for Application:  January 31, 2014 or until filled

Application: Submit a letter of application stating qualifications and background for this position, a resume, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. References may be contacted by Morris Library and asked to comment on your experience and qualifications for this position. All materials should be addressed to:

 

Teri Stobbs Ricci, Personnel Coordinator
Library Affairs, Mail Code 6632
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
605 Agriculture Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Telephone: 618-453-1458
E-mail: tricci@lib.siu.edu

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(Taxonomy) Librarian, National Public Radio, Washington DC

Overview:

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. NPR listeners value information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility - our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide. 

 

NPR is looking for a talented, forward-thinking librarian to join our award-winning team of knowledge managers, product owners, researchers, and digital thinkers.  The successful candidate will work in a hybrid setting that blends traditional information skill areas (information evaluation, presentation, indexing, taxonomy, content management, reference interview) with the digital demands of a cutting edge media organization. 

We are looking for a professional who:

  • Has experience developing and maintaining taxonomies.
  • Has experience maintaining, tuning, and optimizing auto-categorization rules.
  • Is approachable and focused on creating partnerships - builds rapport easily.
  • Is comfortable taking an active and visible role representing the Library team to diverse constituencies.
  • Has a passion for metadata and how to leverage it.
  • Is curious and flexible.
  • Is a collaborator at heart, who can work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Takes initiative to make things better.
Essential Duties Include:
  • Cultivates productive relationships with users from across the organization, resulting in improvements to Library products and services including NPR taxonomies.  Example business partners include News, Digital Media, Communications, Development, Diversity, and Ombudsman.
  • Optimizes automated methods of content categorization via taxonomies and associated classification algorithms.
  • Represents Library team in a variety of settings from product management activities to delivering research on deadline. 
  • Expert in wielding the power of metadata.  Creates original metadata and dynamic custom reports in response to business needs.  Applies best practices in content management.
  • Expert in selection, retrieval, and presentation of information via a variety of platforms.  Is user-focused and allows client need to drive outcomes.
  • Develops and leads regular training sessions.  Is comfortable leading tours and speaking to larger groups.
  •  Contributes ideas to improve Library products and services.
Qualifications:

Education

Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited program strongly preferred.  Equivalent work experience may be considered.

 

Required Skills:

  • Experience working on a team to improve a product or process.
  • Ability to switch gears as organizational priorities shift.
  • Experience with taxonomy standards and taxonomy management approaches.
  • Ability to translate feedback from stakeholders into actions that deliver value.
  • Digitally engaged - consume information on a variety of platforms; comfortable in a continually "digitally disrupted" environment.
  • Demonstrated success in prioritizing among multiple competing assignments or projects.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team where part of all of the team is virtual.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to think journalistically.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing, over the phone and by other virtual means, to internal and external constituencies.  
  • Experience creating metadata in a non-MARC setting.
  • Experience facilitating reference interactions and delivering information on demand.
  • Familiarity with basic database principles.
  • Sound judgment and discretion when evaluating information; demonstrates sensitivity to context and privacy.
  • Conduct consistent with applicable NPR ethical guidelines.
  • Ability and willingness to work varied shifts.
  • Passion for current events and popular culture.

 

Preferred Skills:

 

  • Familiarity with the programming languages of the web (PHP, CSS, HTML5).
  • Familiarity with information dissemination platforms, content management systems.
  • Marketing savvy.  Successful experience leading a marketing campaign.
  • Familiarity with digital audio file formats and preservation challenges.
  • Experience curating, managing, or migrating digital collections.
  • Experience working with a digital preservation repository.

 

The salary range for this SAG-AFTRA position is $65,000 - $73,000.

 

 

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you.  All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.

 

If you apply for this job, here's what you can expect in our interview process. If you're checking out technical or digital roles, here are some additional things you should consider about what you'll experience at NPR.

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Records Manager, Legal and Regulatory, Bank of the West, San Ramon CA

Purpose Statement 
Bank of the West is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as its Records Manager. The candidate should have a proven track record in developing and managing an enterprise-level records management program. An individual with strong interpersonal and organizational experiences in financial institution records management is preferred but not mandatory. The candidate should be a Certified Records Manager (CRM). Responsible for leading an enterprise wide strategic effort for Records Information Management (RIM).  Develops and manages centralized policies and procedures for managing the life cycle of physical and electronic records throughout the Bank.  Ensures that policies and standards are compliant, and provides governance and training pertaining to records management within business entities and groups. 
 
Essential Job Functions 
1.         Communicates and drives the implementation of key RIM initiatives at the Bank.
2.         Leads the development, implementation and maintenance of policies and procedures for identifying, organizing, indexing, storing, retrieving and disposing of physical and electronic records.
3.         Partners with internal stakeholders to periodically evaluate current systems and administer specialized systems for managing the lifecycle of business records.  Understands critical business processes, identifies gaps, set goals, and objectives and implements procedural changes that preserve information and ensures legal and regulatory compliance.
4.         Develops and facilitates a Bankwide Records Management Training Program.  Manages and trains Records Management team members within various business groups across the Bank.
5.         Creates and manages critical RIM workflows that align records management with various business processes.
6.         Partner with IT to review and recommend business applications that support strategic objectives and enhances program efficiency.
7.         Works closely with the Legal Department to develop processes for responding to litigation, regulatory inquiries, legal holds, and document preservation notices. 
Required Education or Equivalent Experience
•           Bachelor's Degree in business, library science, records management or an associated discipline required
•           Master's/Advanced Degree in business, records management or an associated discipline preferred
•           Required license(s) or certification(s) Certified Records Manager (CRM)
 
Administrative/Technical Skills/ Other Information
•           Experience building out a records management structure is strongly desired
 
Level Supervised
•           Will supervise a team of 2 or more Professional Staff 
Qualifications 
•           5-8 years of functional/professional experience
•           3-5 years of supervisory or managerial experience
•           Alternative:  Combination of education and experience (years /description) 8 - 10
 
What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members-they embody the optimistic spirit of the West.  There is a spirit here that drives us to do more.  Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank.  They reflect our modern western values--straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic.  We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity - an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world.  We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines - Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management. 
 

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Assistant Archivist, Charles M. Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa CA

The Charles M. Schulz Museum, a not-for-profit institution located in Santa Rosa, California, seeks a collaborative, organized, and enthusiastic Assistant Archivist to join our collections team. The Museum is home to an active Research Center that provides care and access to correspondence, periodicals, books, news clippings, and business records pertaining to the life and art of Charles M. Schulz.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Archivist reports directly to the Archivist, who is responsible for the overall administration of the Research Center of the Charles M. Schulz Museum. This position is focused on processing archival records related to the life and legacy of Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts, as well as institutional archives. The Archivist Assistant works to implement archival management of records in electronic formats, assists with the public service functions of the Research Center, and engages in active outreach. This position also has responsibility for encoding finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD). In addition, the Assistant Archivist will work with processing assistants, including paraprofessional archival processors and interns. The successful candidate may also participate in digitization projects, acquisition of manuscript and archival collections, and donor relations.

Qualifications

Required

  •  A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, a graduate degree in archival studies, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  •  Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory.
  •  Ability to work effectively as part of a team in a dynamically changing environment.
  •  Experience processing archival collections and preparing finding aids.
  •  Familiarity with concepts related to archival management of electronic records.
  •  Knowledge of basic records management principles and current trends.
  •  Ability to learn new technologies quickly and effectively.
  • Fluency with digitization concepts and best practices.
  •  Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred

  •  Proficiency with PastPerfect Museum Software.
  •  Reference service experience in a research or academic library.
  •  Expertise working with archival collections in non-textual formats, such as photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings.
  •  Experience working with electronic records.
  •  A comprehensive understanding of Adobe Creative Suites.
  •  Experience working with oral history programs.

About the Museum
The mission of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is to preserve, display, and interpret the art of Charles M. Schulz. The Museum carries out this mission through exhibitions and programming that:

  •  Illustrate the scope of Charles M. Schulz's multi-faceted career,
  •  Communicate the stories, inspirations, and influences of Charles M. Schulz,
  •  Celebrate the life of Charles M. Schulz and the Peanuts characters, and
  •  Build an understanding of cartoonists and cartoon art.

Apply

This is a regular part-time position including pro-rated benefits, requiring 24 hours per week. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and samples/links of finding aids to:


Cesar Gallegos, Archivist

Charles M. Schulz Museum

2301 Hardies Lane

Santa Rosa, California 95403 cesar@schulzmuseum.org

 

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NN/LM PNR Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle WA

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an innovative librarian with expertise in consumer health information services and resources to join the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR).

 

This position is an opportunity to do creative, challenging, and important work to promote the effective use of health information for patients, families, and other members of the public.  The successful candidate will initiate, develop and foster strategies to increase consumer health outreach in state, public, and medical libraries, in addition to agencies and community organizations that reach underserved populations whether due to location, poverty, ethnicity, non-English speaking, limited literacy, or adverse health status.

 

The Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator will develop and conduct outreach and educational programs about health literacy, culturally appropriate health information resources, and topical consumer health issues. The successful candidate will find opportunities to work with libraries, agencies for seniors, K-12 schools, and promotoras by cultivating contacts with relevant organizations or programs, including library associations, area agencies on aging, 4-H, and promotora training programs.

 

Duties will also include working with the staff of seven other Regional Medical Libraries (at major institutions under contract with the National Library of Medicine) and staff in the National Network Office headquartered at the National Library of Medicine.

 

This position requires excellent communication, program planning, management, evaluation, and interpersonal skills.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to take initiative and set goals and priorities in a collaborative, team environment. S/he will demonstrate knowledge of issues and trends in consumer health, and respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

 

Responsibilities: Develop culturally and linguistically appropriate educational resources to offer in-person and distance training for public libraries, community-based, faith-based, and K-12 organizations that reach underserved audiences and age groups, such as Native American, Hispanic and multi-cultural populations, as well as teens and seniors; make site visits to network member organizations to provide consultation on collaboration, training resources, or strategies to support health literacy programs in their communities; foster librarian's emerging role in consumer health by teaching and sharing information with network members about relevant topics (e.g. health literacy, patient engagement, patient education, Affordable Care Act) via the PNR blog, Twitter, Facebook, and website; co-coordinate the health literacy and community engagement committee of the Regional Advisory Council (RAC); with the Associate Director, develop, support and monitor awards for consumer health outreach projects by PNR Network member organizations; serve as the lead staff in the PNR office for scheduling and hosting NN/LM PNR distance learning continuing education webconference meetings and presentations for network members and priority audiences; publicize and provide training on NLM resources such as PubMed and MedlinePlus at association meetings, exhibits and other events as required.

 

Required: An ALA-accredited degree or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree with a minimum of 3 year's experience in an academic or health sciences library or consumer health environment; excellent written, teaching, and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience designing health literacy or library outreach programs; experience with web conferencing and online instruction platforms; familiarity with NLM and NN/LM products and services; demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and collegial team environment; excellent organizational, time, and project management skills; demonstrated ability to thrive in an environment characterized by ambiguity, change, and occasionally competing agendas; demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. Valid driver's license and frequent travel required. Salary: $52,000 minimum, with level of appointment and starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

 

For fullest consideration, apply by February 24, 2014 with a cover letter, supporting resume and name and address of at least three references.

 

Please refer to http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/librarians/consumer-health-outreach-coordinator for a full position announcement.

 

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