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Special Programs Librarian, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University is ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. A Catholic Liberal Arts University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island, Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and the Ph.D. in Humanities.

Job Description:

Basic Function

  • Develop innovative programs to enhance the role of McKillop Library as the center of the academic community at Salve Regina University. Coordinate library publications and public relations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop series of programs to foster collaboration and partnerships with faculty, academic departments, administrative offices, students, and community groups
  • Work with university offices and academic departments to plan events taking place in the library
  • Coordinate the production of the library newsletter and other library publications
  • Participate in instruction and research services of the library

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as library liaison to selected academic departments and university offices; develop online resources to support these areas
  • Provide individual and group instruction to members of the university community
  • Staff the library's information desk as assigned; provide assistance to users via live and remote reference services
  • Work on weekends and evenings as needed
  • Participate in library services provided to the Center for Adult Education in Warwick
  • Serve on university and library committees as assigned

Requirements:

  • MLA-accredited MLS degree required. Experience in reference and instruction in an academic library preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and organizing innovative library programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong commitment to public service, and ability to work with diverse users and staff required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills with the ability to work in a team environment required.

Additional Information:

  • Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including: health and dental coverage, life insurance, long-term disability, 403B plan, tuition benefits and more.
  • Salve Regina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University actively seeks diversity among its employees.
  • This is a full-time year-round position.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply on-line providing a cover letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks are required of successful candidates.

Apply online: https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=54377

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Access Services Assistant, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Reporting to Baker Library's Manager, Contemporary Collections, Public Services, this position has responsibility for assuring the smooth functioning of the full range of Circulation and Public Services at Baker Library and assists with the oversight of the physical facilities during assigned weekday hours. Areas of responsibility include circulation, basic reference and information services, stacks' maintenance, including reshelving, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, and privileges support. Other duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited, to, providing library and materials access assistance to users with disabilities, participating in Baker Library and Harvard Library discussion and working groups and staying informed about trends within the field of library science, collaborating with other library departments, units, and colleagues on projects and workflows, participating in the development and implementation of policies and procedures, and contributing to the overall goal of the department as appropriate.

Assigned hours are to be determined. The schedule may vary, either based on departmental needs or during Baker Library's exam, January term and summer hours. Work is performed with a high degree of judgment and latitude.

This position is part of the Harvard Library Access Services Department, assigned to Baker Library at Harvard Business School. Harvard Library Access Services actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by providing circulation, privileges, and other public services as well as operations such as the Harvard Depository, interlibrary loan, and collection management that facilitate virtual and physical access to information resources within and outside the University. Access Services staff members are expected to provide these services at the highest level of patron satisfaction while utilizing best practices to meet patron needs. Additionally, Access Services staff members are committed to delivering high-quality customer service; timely access to collections; maintaining the integrity and security of library resources and materials; and accommodating user needs in accordance with the priorities and objectives of the Harvard Library.

Requirements:  High school diploma or equivalent education; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong public service orientation, with previous library or customer service experience required; demonstrated experience showing attention to detail and excellent organizational skills; ability to effectively solve problems; ability to exercise good judgment and make/execute sound decisions; computer skills must include Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel; experience with a library management system, particularly Ex Libris' Aleph system preferred. College degree or college-level coursework preferred. Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment. Prior experience with hiring, training, scheduling, and the distribution of work with student or temporary staff preferred. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team environment, with minimal supervision.

This position involves frequent use of a computer keyboard, mouse, and barcode scanner. Must be able to lift and move up to 50 lbs. Must be able to push and maneuver a loaded book truck weighing up to 80lbs. Ability to bend, stoop, sit, and stand for long periods required.

For the complete job description and to apply go to: http://bit.ly/1wF4BGs

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Part-time Reference Librarian, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA

General Statement of Duties:

The STCC Library is well known among colleagues and students for our strength in support of student learning and of student success. The staff is a team of individuals who all contribute to the library's goals.

Responsibilities:

The Part Time Reference Librarian will work 15 hours per week. Break work depends on the hours awarded. The Part Time Reference Librarian will:

  • Provide excellent public service at our Reference Desk.
  • Develop and maintain effective presentation skills.
  • Teach bibliographic instruction classes including research and assignment specific skills.
  • Be aware of communication needs and styles of different learners.
  • Work in a team environment.
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator of Reference & Instruction.
  • Prepare library subject guides and instructional materials for print and web environments.
  • Become familiar with the library's collections.
  • Have and continue to develop knowledge of new technologies and new techniques in reference services.
  • Have excellent computer skills, especially with the use of Microsoft Office and Google products. Proficiency with CSS, JavaScript and HTML5 is preferred.
  • Maintain and report accurate statistics including, but not limited to reference services.
  • Assist in planning, implementing and publicizing reference services in innovative ways throughout the college community.
  • Participate in library related social media communications.
  • Support a strong service orientation throughout the library.
  • Participate in the library's liaison program.
  • Assume additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Minimum Knowledge and Skills: An MLS is preferred, but consideration will be given to candidates within one or two courses of completing the degree.

The candidate must:

  • Be able to communicate effectively on a professional level both in writing and orally.
  • Be comfortable with incorporating emerging technologies into the research process.
  • Demonstrate research proficiency.
  • Be familiar with MLA and APA Style. Familiarity with AMA style is a plus.
  • Understand research methodologies and tools.
  • Enjoy engaging colleagues and students in the joy of research
  • Have excellent computer skills, especially with the use of Microsoft Office and Google products. Proficiency with CSS, JavaScript and HTML5 preferred.
  • Be able to prioritize projects and meet deadlines.
  • Have an aptitude for organization and attention to detail.
  • Acknowledge learning style differences.
  • Strong team communication skills
  • Be excited about teaching classes and individuals, and demonstrate those skills.

Salary: $25.06 an hour. 15 hours a week. No Benefits.

Closing Date: November 7, 2014

Apply to: All applicants must apply online at www.stcc.edu. Please submit a cover letter and a resume as application for this position.

Springfield Technical Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

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Public Service Assistant, Wheelock College Library, Wheelock, MA

The Wheelock College Library is accepting applications for Public Services Assistants

This is a part-time, pre-professional position that will provide incumbents with experience in reference and access services, as well as in supervision of student workers. Candidates must demonstrate significant interest in all aspects of public services work in an academic library.

General Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and trains undergraduate student workers at the Service Desk.
  • Provides patron assistance via face-to-face, telephone, email, and IM/chat interactions.
  • Access services duties include circulation and reserves, as well as stacks and audiovisual material maintenance.
  • Reference duties include one-on-one research assistance and instruction.
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and technical issues.
  • Assists with opening and closing the library as necessary.
  • Maintains patron accounts and upholds library policies.
  • Maintains statistics and records of Service Desk activity.
  • Performs and delegates tasks as assigned.

Opportunities to participate in library instruction sessions may be available.

Qualifications

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Previous customer service and/or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Strong database and web search skills, demonstrated through coursework or related experience.
  • Priority given to individuals currently enrolled in a graduate library science program for two or fewer semesters. 
  • Must be available evenings and weekends.

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, and two references to Rosalind Bucy, Learning & Research Services Librarian, at rbucy@wheelock.edu.

Hours: Sundays, 11:45am-5:30pm, and Mondays, 4:30-11:15pm

Pay: $13.00/hour

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Faculty Positions in Computer Science, Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics, Philadelphia, PA

The College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University invites applications for multiple tenure-track and tenured faculty positions in computer science at all levels. Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science or related field at the time of appointment and a record of high-quality scholarly activities. Applicants for senior hires are expected to have demonstrated exceptional leadership in large-scale, multidisciplinary research programs.

The College of Computing & Informatics is home to vibrant research activities in computer science including artificial intelligence, vision and graphics, programming languages, high-performance computing, human computer interaction, privacy and security, algorithms and theory, computer science education, software engineering, distributed systems, databases and data mining and computer algebra. Applications in all areas will be considered. Successful applicants will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish strong sponsored research programs, advise undergraduate and graduate students and be involved in service to the College, the University, as well as the global academic community.

Drexel is a private university committed to research with real-world applications. The University has over 25,000 students in 14 colleges and schools and offers about 200 degree programs. The College of Computing & Informatics has about 75 faculty and 2,300 students. Drexel has one of the largest and best known cooperative education programs in the country, with over 1,200 co-op employers. Drexel is located on Philadelphia's "Avenue of Technology" in the University City District and at the hub of the academic, cultural and historical resources of the nation's sixth largest metropolitan region.

Evaluation of applications will begin as early as January 1, 2015, and will continue on a rolling basis until appropriate candidates are identified. Successful applicants must demonstrate potential for research and teaching excellence in the environment of a major research university. To be considered, apply at www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=79139 or search for Requisition #6406.

Your application should consist of a cover letter, CV and brief statements describing your research program and teaching interests. Letters of reference will be requested from candidates who are invited for a campus interview. Electronic submissions in PDF format are required.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The College of Computing & Informatics is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston, MA

The Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for coordinating and providing specialized information services to researchers and clinicians. This position reports to the Head of Research & Instruction and serves as the R&I team liaison to the researchers, faculty, staff, and students of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. The successful candidate will cultivate relationships, assess information and education needs, and develop programs and curricula that deliver library support to meet the information needs of the research and translational science community through outreach, consultation, training, and current awareness. As a member of the R&I team, this librarian will share in Library Service Desk duties, participate in group instruction, serve on Tufts University library committees and is expected to be professionally active.

Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution AND undergraduate or advanced degree in biology or an equivalent field or experience working in a laboratory setting. Microsoft Office Suite, presentation tools such as PowerPoint and Prezi.

Preferred: Experience with instructional technology and design. Experience in the use of molecular or genetics databases or translational science analysis tools. Familiarity with NCBI resources and an understanding of trends in bioinformatics, biology and the scientific disciplines. Strong commitment to outstanding public service, flexibility, initiative, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching and working collaboratively. At least 1-2 years experience in an academic, biomedical, or science-focused special library. Demonstrated teaching ability.

For a complete job description, go to http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en and search Job Number 14000873.

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Access Services Librarian, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

Wheelock College is looking for an energetic Access Services Librarian to provide leadership in planning, evaluating and delivering access services. The Access Services Librarian manages circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and reserve services in a highly collaborative environment where exemplary public service is the norm.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages all access services operations, including circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and print and electronic course reserves
  • Supervises Access Services Specialist; hires, trains, schedules, and oversees part-time casual staff and student workers
  • Regularly provides reference services and assists in covering service desk shifts as needed; assists in providing instruction services as required
  • Responsible for overseeing maintenance of stack and patron use areas; participates in space use evaluation and planning
  • Contributes to development of Library collections
  • Participates in development of Academic Resources websites and publications

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library or information science
  • 2 or more years of public services experience in libraries
  • Demonstrated managerial, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to both take initiative and lead as well as work collaboratively within a team
  • Ability to work evening or weekend hours as needed

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin immediately. Apply online via the Wheelock College website www.wheelock.edu. Click on Work@Wheelock at top of page. Apply as instructed using the online application process. Submit both a cover letter and a resume.

Commitment to Diversity

Wheelock is a diverse community devoted to promoting and acceptance of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, or physical ability. Each employee, regardless of position, is thus expected to support actively the College's commitment to such diversity by displaying a positive attitude toward and acceptance of all employees and students regardless of such differences. Wheelock College is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Commons Librarian-Technology & Access, Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College, Providence, MA

Providence College, Phillips Memorial Library, seeks applications for a Commons Librarian-Technology & Access (Full-Time/Full-Year) position.

Hours:  Variable hours based on Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (including some evenings and weekends

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online, please go to:

https://careers.providence.edu

Click on Careers

Click on Administrative & Professional Positions, then click on View-Commons Librarian-Technology & Access

Please complete application as requested.

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Instruction and Reference Librarian, Lawrence Campus, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA

37.5 hours per week. Mondays - Thursdays: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Fridays: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. (MCCC/MTA Unit Position)

Anticipated Start Date: January 5, 2015

Northern Essex Community College is hiring a professional librarian to become an integral member of the Lawrence Campus Library team. The ideal candidate will have academic library experience and be open to learning and developing new skills as an information professional.

NECC has embraced and adopted Information Literacy as one of its Core Academic Skills. To that end, the NECC library has recently opened an Information Literacy Lab on its Lawrence Campus, which includes an electronic classroom and professional teaching environment. This position, in addition to providing services in the library itself will also spend some weekly hours as the point staff person in the Information Literacy Lab.

Duties include:

  • Provide in-person, online, phone and email reference services and assistance to students and faculty.
  • Actively participate in the design and delivery of library instruction, consistent with the information literacy framework laid out by the ALA/ACRL.
  • Collaborate with faculty on developing information literacy based student assignments, and targeting library instruction toward a shared goal.
  • Assist in the development and management of the library's online presence through social media and other outreach efforts.
  • Provide circulation services to students and faculty in a positive, customer service focused manner.
  • Manage the collection of, and access, materials placed on reserve by faculty.
  • Make collection development suggestions based on observed need and professional knowledge.
  • Participate in shelving of materials and collection maintenance.
  • Grasp the importance of mobile devices as tools of information delivery.
  • Understand and have experience with academic technology and tools such as printers, copiers, scanners, course management systems. And other information sharing devices and programs.
  • Be forward thinking, and readily participate in professional development opportunities.
  • Use independent judgment, and work effectively as part of a team or individually.
  • Use LibGuides to develop and promote resources for information literacy.

Required Qualifications

  • Candidate must have an MLS or MLIS, or the equivalent library advanced degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience providing library services.
  • Interest in delivering classroom based instruction.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years experience in an academic library setting, preferably in public services - i.e. reference, instruction, student services
  • Collection development experience or coursework in the Latino/a experience (or a related field).
  • Experience providing classroom-based instruction.
  • Fluency in major library databases.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Self-starter with a troubleshooting disposition.

Apply at: http://necc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=54215

Salary: $52,564.00 - $73,639.00 annually with complete fringe benefit package. Actual salary calculated in compliance with MCCC/MTA classification system; Pay grade 5

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Assistant Head Librarian, Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, New York, NY

Description:

New York University seeks a qualified Assistant Head Librarian for the Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. The Assistant Head Librarian reports to the ISAW Head Librarian.

The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) is a unique center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, offering the Ph.D. degree through NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science. It has a wider geographic span than other programs that focus on the ancient world, incorporating not only Europe and the entire Mediterranean basin, but also the Near East, and Central, South, and East Asia. In its research and its teaching of doctoral students, ISAW emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach, one that transcends modern boundaries of nation. It supports scholarship that crosses customary disciplinary boundaries - art history, literature, archaeology, history, geography, geology, economics, and sociology, among others - to create a new intellectual framework for understanding the ancient world, and to train a new generation of scholars steeped in that integrated approach.

Responsibilities:

The Assistant Head Librarian is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, including:

Library Operations - Coordinate workflow, establish priorities and assign work to ISAW's library staff. Train new staff. Manage special projects by devising appropriate workflows and providing supervision.

Technical Services - Supervise the work of ISAW's cataloging team, a group performing original and complex copy cataloging for all formats in a wide range of subjects and languages using the Ex Libris Aleph client. The cataloging team consists of ISAW staff members and adjuncts from NYU's cataloging department. Facilitate patron resource discovery and access by ensuring the quality of bibliographic and digital databases through compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCCS, NACO, CONSER, and LC cataloging practices as well as other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards. Provide leadership in the area of metadata management through the selection, creation and application of appropriate metadata frameworks for print and digital records. Participate in the development of standards, policies and procedures to ensure accurate and timely maintenance of print and digital records. Serve as a liaison to Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS) and other related departments in the Division of Libraries.

Digital Projects - Serve as the library liaison on ISAW's digital projects team to help develop and coordinate activities linking digital initiatives to library projects. Work closely with the Head Librarian and other members of ISAW's staff to assist in the planning and implementation of The Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL), one of the Digital Initiatives underway at the Institute. AWDL is a joint project shared between ISAW and NYU's Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS) department and the incumbent shares responsibility for envisioning the development of the digital library and its resources.

Collection Development - Sort collections acquired and determine appropriateness for inclusion in the ISAW library or beyond. Maintain inventories for acquired collections, duplicates, and serials. Provide data to the Head Librarian to assist with the task of analyzing the library collection, especially with regard to the curation of on- and off-site collections. Participate in the acquisitions workflow by using the spreadsheet and ticket system to track requests and purchases.

Public Services - Work closely with Head Librarian to provide leadership in the planning, design, and provision of public access services in the ISAW Library, including: producing and revising of library guides; giving individual and group instruction and orientation; serving as a liaison to faculty and graduate students; contributing to the library's public relations efforts; working with faculty members, Visiting Research Scholars, and students on integrating electronic resources into teaching and research; responding to written, telephone, and email reference questions; participating in Division and other institutional committees and activities as appropriate.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS and second subject Master's degree required for tenure;
  • The ability to use a full range of text and electronic resources in history, archaeology, art history and other areas relevant to ISAW's core research areas.
  • Working knowledge of the appropriate languages of scholarship;
  • Familiarity with current trends in technical services;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially within a small unit that is flexible and responsive to patrons;
  • Minimum three years professional experience.

Preferred:

  • Subject area background relevant to the areas of study at ISAW;
  • Awareness of cross-disciplinary issues in librarianship;
  • Working knowledge of a non-Western language, with a strong preference for Chinese or Russian.

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 CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

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

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Education Librarian, Mason Library, Keene State College, Keene, NH

Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position

To begin July 1, 2015

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking applications for an Education Librarian to lead the development of programs, services, and information literacy curriculum in support of students and faculty in the college's Educator Preparation Program. This is a tenure track faculty appointment available July 1, 2015.

Under administrative review of the Dean of Mason Library, the Education Librarian collaborates with colleagues on campus and in the local educator community to foster effective use of the Curriculum Materials Library (CML). The Education Librarian exemplifies best practices in the use of curriculum materials, develops and implements policies regarding the CML, and has overall responsibility for collection development in the CML and Education collections. 

As a faculty member, this position participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the library's programs, engages in scholarly activities, and library and campus-wide service. We are committed to diversity and multiculturalism, and strongly encourage individuals to apply who will contribute to the College's ongoing efforts to provide opportunities to help students become responsible global citizens. 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide, lead, and assess programs in support of students and faculty in the Educator Preparation Programs.
  • Collaboratively develop and maintain information literacy and educational technologies curriculum specific to students in the Educator Preparation Programs.
  • Organize, develop, and enhance physical facilities and collections of the Curriculum Materials Library.
  • Work with Technical Services to develop and implement standards of processing for various materials in the Curriculum Materials Library.
  • Maintain currency in local and state preK-12 curriculum and national education standards.
  • Select, assess, and manage the Curriculum Materials Library and Education collections to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty in the Educator Preparation Program.
  • Develop outreach activities and communication to promote the Curriculum Materials Library, its programs, resources, and services.
  • Coordinate the Curriculum Materials Library Advisory Board.
  • Supervise student workers as needed to maintain collection and provide services.
  • Cultivate partnerships with cooperating teachers and local library media specialist groups.
  • Coordinate and provide outreach services to high school and community groups to establish positive connections between the library and entering undergraduate students.

Library Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the design, development, teaching, and delivery of the Library's programs;
  • Participates in liaison program;
  • Provides services that contribute to student learning;
  • Selects and evaluates library resources;
  • Engages in scholarly activities;
  • Engages in library and campus-wide service.

Qualifications Required: Master's degree in library science or library media from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent by time of appointment; experience assessing and developing library collections; experience developing curriculum and providing information literacy instruction; demonstrated knowledge of the field of teacher education and the teaching profession; an understanding of pedagogical methods in preK-12 education; familiarity with preK-12 curriculum materials and literature; ability to apply technology to teaching; proven organizational, interpersonal, communication skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially.

Qualifications Preferred: Library Media Specialist certification; experience with accreditation processes; grant writing experience; experience teaching in or as librarian in preK-12 education environment; experience developing and providing educational technology instruction. This is a tenure track faculty position and will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor. Current rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $61,720.  Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement. 

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54763

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  • Letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three references

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until Friday, January 9, 2015.

For more information about Keene State College, Mason Library, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit:

Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

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Assistant Librarian/Technical Services Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Search Number: 14-086

Date Posted: October 17, 2014

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Librarian to begin in January, 2015. Successful candidate will be expected to perform electronic and print serials management/cataloging duties in multiple formats. The Serials/Cataloging Librarian works as a member of the Technical Services Team managing the electronic and print serials collections including acquisitions, renewal, payment activation, and providing integrated access to library materials in all formats with some cataloging assignments expected. The librarian provides usage and cost assessment analysis for electronic resources, including reports related to holdings and usage for use in the renewal process. Additional responsibilities include university service and creative activity.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have an ALA accredited M.L.S degree or equivalent. Demonstrated understanding of current issues related to serials access, management and pricing models. Knowledge about and experience with standard and emerging cataloging principles and metadata schemes, especially as they relate to serials, and familiarity with digital resources and services. Experience in developing or managing annual serials budget proposals. Experiencing managing an A-Z list or a Journal Locator. Strong statistical and analytical skills. Excellent project management skills. Experience working with knowledgebase concepts. Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and colleagues. Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills. Commitment to outstanding service that leads to seamless access to library materials by on-ground and remote members of the University community.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years professional experience. Experience participating in library instruction and creating user guides and instructional materials. Participation in library liaison activities. Demonstrated understanding of vendor negotiation protocols. Familiarity with COUNTER statistics and various COUNTER report structures and availabilities. Experience working with pay-per-view models of e-content access.

Application Process:

Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and three references to:

Dr. Christina Baum, Director
Hilton C. Buley Library
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515

In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by November 28, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

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European Studies Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The European Studies Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The European Studies Librarian assesses needs and establishes outreach to the students and faculty of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, as well as providing in-depth consultations and engaging in user evaluation and analysis to stay abreast of needs and departmental focus. Responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for the European languages, literatures and cultures collections (Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese). This position supports the University's academic program in these subject areas as well as in interdisciplinary humanities programs supported by the University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Responsible for analyzing the University's program in Languages, Literatures and Cultures and collaborating with librarians and the academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities. Evaluates existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Provides specialized reference services and library instruction for the study of European languages and cultures. In collaboration with the Arabic, Germanic, Slavic Studies Librarian and others, acts as Libraries' liaison to the various Centers on campus. Provides general reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Library West Research Assistance Desk, as well as online through the Ask-A-Librarian chat and texting service, email and via telephone queries.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions, and, consequently, the European Studies Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the European Studies Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The European Studies 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 December 1, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 17, 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 according to the application instructions outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement.

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Head of Education, Research and Clinical Services, Biomedical Libraries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College seeks an enthusiastic and creative individual to lead the Biomedical Libraries in a new position as the Head of Education, Research, and Clinical Services. We seek a candidate able to lead a team of librarians in developing programs to meet the evolving needs of our varied users. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to create innovative services, to work effectively with faculty, staff and students, and to integrate new technologies for user services. This is an ideal position for a dynamic individual ready to break out and step forward to a new and challenging leadership role, with potential for further advancement. An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program is required.

Role

The Biomedical Libraries offer the candidate the opportunity to work within a vibrant community committed to innovation in medical education, public health, the biological sciences, and healthcare delivery. The Head will be a peer leader for a team of librarians who are currently engaged in activities such as teaching, conducting systematic reviews, and participating in clinical rounds. As a member of the administrative team of the Biomedical Libraries, the Head must confidently represent the library through networking and collaborations across the institution. Opportunities for engagement within the community include teaching within the curricula, integrating resources at point of care, facilitating scholarly communication, and supporting research. It is a dynamic time on campus that will require considerable creativity and improvisation.

Rank and Salary

The position is part of the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.

General Information

The mission of the Biomedical Libraries is to provide health and life sciences information resources and services that advance research and scholarship, education, and patient-care activities. The Biomedical Libraries consist of the Dana Biomedical Library on the Medical School's Hanover campus, the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at DHMC, and document delivery services at the Dartmouth Library Depository. The Dartmouth medical community is a known leader in national healthcare policy and is working to increase its global footprint. Geisel School of Medicine works closely with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Dartmouth graduate schools. This leads to wide variety in research interests from basic science to nuanced bioethics.

Dartmouth College, located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, is one of the top institutions of higher learning, and consistently ranked as the best teaching college in the United States. Dartmouth consists of four schools--Arts & Sciences, Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business. As one of the nine libraries at Dartmouth, the Biomedical Libraries seek to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.

Application: Review of applications will begin as received and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by November 15. For the complete job description and to apply online go to: https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/27614 and refer to position # 0018603.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

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Collection Development/Acquisitions Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented Collection Development/Acquisitions librarian. The successful candidate will have experience managing materials in all formats; communicating with book and serial vendors; supervisory experience; budgeting; and the ability to work independently, as well as in a cooperative environment. Bridgewater State University is a Masters I institution located in southeast Massachusetts. This is a 12-month tenure-track position. A full job description and application procedures can be found online.

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Evening and Weekend Supervisor (part-time), Goddard Library, Clark University, Worcester, MA

High energy, customer-service oriented individual needed to supervise Clark University library operations during weekend and evening hours. Duties include supervising and scheduling students; maintaining building security; circulation; stacks maintenance; providing general public services support when full-time staff are not available; and other duties as assigned. Bachelor's degree required. Excellent problem solving and communications skills required. Previous experience in an automated academic library environment preferred.

Annual work schedule of approximately August 15 to May 15. Hours may vary from semester to semester but the work schedule usually includes two weekday evenings from 7 to midnight; and two weekend slots Saturdays and Sundays, AM or PM.

Starting hourly rate is $13.00-$13.70/hr depending on experience.

To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 professional references to resumes@clarku.edu or mail to: Clark University, Human Resources, 950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610.

AA/EOE Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Director, Divinity School Library, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Rank: Librarian 3-4
Requisition: 27768BR
www.yale.edu/jobs

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

Position Focus: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Arts and Humanities, the Director of the Divinity School Library provides leadership and is responsible for the overall administration, organization, and development of Yale's Divinity School Library and off-site collections. The Director manages all aspects of library service, collection development, collection management, budget administration (including endowments and grants), personnel management, and facilities planning for both general and special collections. The Director also actively collaborates with library directors from other Yale units to develop and maintain theology-related collections and services, and serves as the Divinity Library's representative to Yale University Library's Council for Research Services and Collections.

The Director directs and advises a staff of 12 FTE and a number of student assistants. The Director advises and works closely with the Dean of the Divinity School on library matters and is responsible for building strong partnerships with the School's faculty and students, the heads of other University Library departments, as well as prospective donors. The Director will evaluate the services, policies, collections, electronic resources, and facilities of the Divinity Library and will establish and implement plans for its continued development and improvement while coordinating these programs and collections with those of other libraries on campus. The Director participates in various committee assignments and is expected to demonstrate professional leadership and commitment in appropriate regional, national and international professional organizations, such as the American Theological Library Association, the International Association for Mission Studies, and the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity.

The Director will possess passionate commitment both to collection building and to active, innovative public service programs in support of teaching and research in theology.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. Minimum of 5 years related post-Master's experience. Preferred: at least 8 years related post-Master's experience.
  • Strong commitment to collection building and to innovative public service programs.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.
  • Strong background in theology.
  • Demonstrated positive attitude toward continuous professional growth.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Knowledge and experience with digital collections and tools for research and teaching are highly desirable. Knowledge and experience in the areas of mission history and world Christianity is also highly desirable. Preference given to candidates with theology or religious studies-related graduate degrees.

The University and the Library

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

The Yale Divinity School Library is one of the most important theological libraries in the world. The Library's holdings include Yale's research collections in most areas related to the study of Christianity. The Library's Day Missions Collection is the world's preeminent resource for published and archival documentation of mission history and world Christianity, with substantial support for its nurture. In addition the Divinity Library has particular strength in Biblical studies, Christian theology (both historical and constructive), and the history of Christianity. http://web.library.yale.edu/divinity/about

Salary and Benefits:

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

How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 27768BR. Please be sure to reference 27768BR in your cover letter.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Science Liaison Librarian, University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE

The University of Delaware Library is seeking a creative and dynamic professional librarian for the position of Science Liaison Librarian to join a team of colleagues in the delivery of excellent and responsive research, information and instructional services.  For details, please see the job posting online.

Deb Morley
Librarian and Head, Reference and Instructional Services
University of Delaware
Newark, DE  19717-5267
302-831-1728
dgm@udel.edu

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Academic Librarian: Collection Development and Copyright, University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME

The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking a full-time Academic Librarian: Collection Development and Copyright to manage and perform collection development and copyright compliance activities, provide reference services to students and faculty, and participate in library instruction program. Responsibilities include: developing, planning, managing, policy making, and evaluating library collections; coordinating copyright compliance efforts; driving development of the physical and electronic collections; obtaining copyright clearance for materials used in UMA courses; facilitating copyright clearance for streaming media; staffing the reference desk and providing in-depth reference services. Salary:  the normal hiring range is low-to-mid forties, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers an excellent fringe-benefits package.

The successful candidate must have:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in an academic library
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of collection development
  • Copyright management experience
  • Commitment to high level of service to library users
  • Interest in working with nontraditional students
  • Knowledge of principles and practices related to library instruction, information literacy, and user education
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere which supports and encourages independent work
  • Broad perspective on the work of academic libraries
  • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work in a climate of change and within a context of limited resources

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Familiarity with Millennium or Sierra ILS
  • Experience with the Conspectus model of Collection Development Policies
  • Familiarity with a variety of budgeting and allocation techniques specific to libraries
  • Experience working in a library consortium, especially one similar to URSUS
  • Familiarity with University of Maine System structure
  • Second graduate degree in a subject area

Review of applications begins immediately. Applications received after October 24 will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Applicants must submit a completed Application for Salaried Employment; a letter of application; current resume; transcripts; and the names and daytime telephone numbers of three current professional references to:

Administrative Services
ALCDC Search
University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330-9410.

Interested candidates should visit the University's web site at http://www.uma.edu/employment.html for additional information about the position, the employment application, and the application process.

The successful candidate will be subject to a background check.

University of Maine at Augusta (www.uma.edu) is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. UMA is a member of the University of Maine System and a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America's Well Workplace Award.

Effective January 1, 2013 UMA became a tobacco-free institution.

This is a notice of a position vacancy and not an authorization for any paid advertising.

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Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida is seeking a Latin American studies professional interested in managing the University of Florida's preeminent Latin American and Caribbean collection and unit operations. The Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) is a full-time tenure track library faculty position, within the Special and Area Studies Collections department, responsible for overall management and collection development of the LACC, as well as the allocation of resources, and supervision and management of staff. Responsible for the selection of library materials, reference services, research consultations, and instruction in support of the Center for Latin American Studies, the first such research center in the United States. Promotes public awareness of LACC's mission and resources, and determines needs and priorities to enhance appropriate library support. Collaborates with library and academic faculty to establish collection management policies. Defines public and technical service goals, policies, and objectives. Manages the collection and all materials budgets. Works closely with the Chair, Special and Area Studies Collections, to assign train, monitor, and evaluate LACC staff. Participates in fund raising and exhibits programs.

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection will be asked to serve on various departmental and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Collection will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

The search will remain open until November 21, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 7, 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 according to the application instructions outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement.

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Weigle Information Commons-Education Commons Program Intern, University of Pennsylania, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: one academic year position currently open

Salary: $15/hour; paid vacation and sick time.

Hours: 20 hours per week, including regular weekly weekend and evening shifts. Interns work both in the Weigle Information Commons at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and the Education Commons. Both the Commons provide a variety of services for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and the campus community.

Duties:
Reporting to the WIC Director, interns take on the following duties as assigned (after a training period):

  • Develop and present workshops with hands-on training on Mac and PC laptops on software including titles listed below.
  • Assist students individually and in small-groups on software including titles listed below.
  • Guide patrons on research, graphic design, scanning and general use of library devices and facilities.
  • Conduct publicity, outreach and social media activities to promote programming around campus.
  • Organize guest presentations by individuals with specific software expertise.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in several software programs.
  • Produce tutorial and handout materials in support of workshops.
  • Assist with staffing of the main desks in the two Commons (occasionally, as needed).

Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a graduate degree program in Library or Information Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related field is required.
  • Applicants must be available to work on weeknights and weekends on a semi-regular basis.
  • Excellent presentation, teaching, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Strong public services orientation.
  • Attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks, learn quickly, and take initiative.
  • Substantial expertise required with Microsoft Excel. Expertise is preferred on a variety of software titles including Latek, Papers, Mendeley, Canvas, Microsoft Access, MATLAB and statistical software. Must be willing and capable of quickly learning new software skills in response to patron needs.
  • Experience, or motivation to gain experience in graphics, multimedia, and Web authoring applications desirable.
  • Prior academic research experience helpful.
  • In order to maintain program consistency, we expect a commitment of at least one full year.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the attention of:
Elizabeth Martin
martinev@pobox.upenn.edu

Please write "WIC-EC Program Intern" in the subject line.

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Acquisitions Librarian, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

Position Summary:

The Acquisitions Librarian establishes guidelines for securing all library resources for the University Libraries through a variety of national and international vendors; acquires, processes, and maintains all library material orders and receipts for both University Libraries, Mortensen Library (general collection) and Allen Library (music & dance), including but not limited to monograph (paper and electronic), databases, standing orders, and serials; assumes responsibility for copy cataloging all new and donated monographs for Mortensen Library.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acts as primary liaison to all library vendors and material selectors in facilitating the ordering of materials for the University Libraries. Assumes responsibility for securing and facilitating effective relations with vendors in order to obtain needed materials at optimal prices. Negotiates with vendors and consortia to provide the best possible discount rate.
  • Ensures timely receipt of materials and proper invoicing. Manages invoicing activities with University Libraries administration for the payment of resources. Establishes, maintains and monitors all acquisitions funds and budgets and allocates appropriate funds to subject area selectors within the University Libraries. Adjusts and allots material budgets based on need and availability, ensuring prudent fiscal management at all times.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and prices standing orders and electronic databases, as well as tracking subscriptions and renewals. Oversees subscriptions and tracks renewals for online databases and hardcopy standing orders to ensure timely and appropriate resources are made available to all patrons.
  • Facilitates the management of all donated items, which includes receipt, acknowledgement, and the sorting of materials. Updates, maintains, and copy catalogs new and donated materials, including searching for bibliographic records and downloading them from online utilities, updating those utilities to accurately reflect the University Libraries' inventory as needed.
  • Initiates and supervises special projects as necessary and appropriate. Assists in the training and oversight of student library assistants in the processing of materials.
  • Reviews and suggests improvements and upgrades to the ILS and the WALDO consortium. Represents the University Libraries on various internal and external committees. As a member of the Collection Development Committee, provides regular reports on expenditures. Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with faculty in the determination of curriculum needs and serves as a subject selector. 

Formal Education:

This position requires a Master's Degree of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution (or recognized equivalent).

Work Experience:

1 year to < 2 years. 

Pay Grade

G -- See salary ranges and benefits at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/employment.aspx.

This is a full-time position. See the complete job description at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/Job_descriptions/aquisitions_librarian.pdf

Application Procedures:

There is no deadline for applications and the position will remain open until filled. Electronic resumes are highly encouraged. All resumes are acknowledged.

If you are applying by email, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to hrd@hartford.edu.

If you are applying by either fax or by mail, please send two complete sets of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to: University of Hartford, Attn: Human Resources Development, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117-1599. Fax: 860.768.4732.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. 

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Librarian for Marine Resources Library, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC

The College of Charleston Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented librarian to lead and administer the Marine Resources Library located on the Ft. Johnson campus. To serve the research needs of students, faculty and researchers from multiple institutions, the librarian maintains a cooperative working relationship with the College of Charleston, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Resources Division, the NOAA/NOS/NCCOS Center for Coastal Health and Bimolecular Research and National Institute of Standards and Technology Charleston Laboratory. This individual must employ collaborative approaches in the development of information literacy services and programs, and help promote a climate of scholarly research and inquiry.

The Librarian for the Marine Resources Library is a full time tenure track faculty position.  The Librarian works closely with the Directors of the Marine Resources Research Institute at SCDNR Marine Resources Division and the NOAA/NOS/NCCOS Center for Coastal Health and Bimolecular Research Laboratory and reports to the Associate Dean of Public Services at the College of Charleston Library.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the on basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.

For a complete position description, qualifications, and application procedures visit our website at  JOBS.COFC.EDU. Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.cofc.edu. Applications must include cover letter, vita and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will commence on October 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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Manager of Research Services (Special Collections), College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

The Manager of Reference Services is responsible for supervising all reference services and activities as well as developing and implementing reference policies and procedures. This manager works collaboratively with librarians and staff in the areas of donor relations, archival processing, cataloging, digitization, acquisitions, accessioning, grant writing, and other archival and management issues. The manager also works collegially with staff members of the South Carolina Historical Society to deliver a coordinated, consistent and complete reference experience for all patrons. The SCHS, a private non-profit organization, is the state's oldest and largest private repository of books, letters, journals, maps, drawings, and photographs about South Carolina history. As part of partnership with the College of Charleston, many of these resources are housed at the College of Charleston and available to students and researchers.

Please follow this link for further information and application instructions https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/3475

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Librarian II, Mugar Library, African Studies Library, Boston University, Boston, MA

Job Description:

Play a key role in the Boston University Libraries efforts to support the African Studies Center and all faculty and students with an interdisciplinary focus on Africa. Work closely with the African Studies Library (ASL) Head and staff. Serve as a liaison between the ASL and the African Studies Center. Develop collections (of electronic, digital and physical collections), and bibliographic instruction and research consultations. Represent Boston University libraries in regional and national groups, while keeping up-to-date on the latest trends in the field. Work to integrate Africana into the scholarly life of the campus. Participate in shaping the ASL's collections and services to meet faculty and student needs, and to align the library's focus and mission with that of the African Studies Center.

Required Skills:

Masters in Library Science, advanced degree in a field pertaining to African Studies. Proficiency in a European language relevant to African Studies. Knowledge of an African language preferred. Superior oral and written communication skills. Prior experience in library instruction, reference services, and collection development. Demonstrated expertise using a variety of web technologies for accessing and creating resources. Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of faculty, staff and students. Broad knowledge of the fields within African Studies and Africana librarianship. Three to five years of related experience.

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

Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Grade 43

http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/

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Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Scanning Assistant, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The assistant will participate as part of the technical services team which receives and catalogs published material received as gifts and as purchases. Bibliographic records will be added to Aleph, the integrated library system, by searching OCLC for copy, and by creating provisional records for titles that will receive original cataloging. Copy cataloging will be performed by verifying access points for authors and subjects, and adding copy specific information. In addition, the assistant will scan key elements of items as part of our Scanning Key Content initiative and will assist in end processing and other areas of technical services when needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Skill with scanning equipment
  • Ability to handle fragile material with care
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Enrollment at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science
  • Completion of LIS 415: Information organization required.
  • Completion of LIS 417: Advanced subject cataloging and classification a plus.
  • Familiarity with online library catalogs and OCLC preferred.

Hours: 15-17 hours/week between Monday-Friday, 9:00 - 5:00

Pay: $14/hour

About Schlesinger Library and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in the United States. It is also home to an extensive culinary collection and the Radcliffe Archives.  The library holds letters and diaries, photographs, books and periodicals, ephemera, oral histories, and audiovisual materials that document the history of women, families, and organizations, primarily in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The commitment to excellence and inquiry that characterized Radcliffe College is maintained in the innovative and wide-ranging work at the Radcliffe Institute, where advanced study is furthered through the Fellowship Program, Academic Ventures, and the Schlesinger Library.

Send resume and cover letter via email to:

Deborah Funkhouser
Associate Head of Collection Services, Print and Published Material
Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University 
dfunkhouser@radcliffe.harvard.edu
617-495-8523 (direct)

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Digital Library Web Developer, Amherst College Library, Amherst, MA

The Amherst College Library seeks a talented programmer to help develop and maintain systems and tools supporting digital asset management, digital scholarship and publishing, and digital preservation. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who have experience working in a multicultural environment and/or are interested in contributing to a diverse community.

You will work with a cross-departmental team to make unique, rare, and culturally significant materials available online for the first time and to enhance existing systems for discovery and analysis: transcription and annotation tools for the Emily Dickinson manuscripts, geographic interfaces for the Kim-Wait Eisenberg Native American Literature Collection, and visualization tools for digital scholarship projects. The position provides an opportunity to experiment with emerging technologies in support of the library's mission to foster inquiry, discovery, and creation. 

The Web Developer will contribute to the overall development of the Amherst College Digital Collections infrastructure, including creating online discovery environments that allow users to search, analyze, visualize, and interact with digital collections and data; building tools for authoring and publishing digital works; and developing digital preservation functions. This position will also be responsible for developing selected digital scholarship projects for the library and the Amherst College Press. The Web Developer will work in concert with developers in the college's Department of Information Technology, and in collaboration with library colleagues and faculty.

Duties:

  • Developing and implementing web applications across multiple environments and operating platforms
  • Making recommendations for appropriate frameworks for application development and service delivery that take into account the cost of implementation, integration, support, and maintenance
  • Assuring data integrity across storage and data assets
  • Conducting maintenance, monitoring performance and security monitoring, and updating web, database, and ancillary services
  • Adhering to established development methodology standards, practices, and procedures
  • Troubleshooting and coordinating response to bugs, including effective management of help desk ticketing system responsibilities
  • Working closely with teams from the college's Department of Information Technology
  • Creating technical and user documentation
  • Prioritizing multiple tasks effectively

Qualifications:

Required

  • BA or better or 3+ years relevant experience
  • Fluent in more than one server and client side programming language. Familiarity with Ruby, Python, JavaScript
  • Excellent people skills, including a willingness to listen and an inclination to seek consensus. The diplomatic skills necessary to coordinate work among disparate people, personalities, and constituencies
  • A commitment to service and a willingness to embrace the ideals and values of a multicultural liberal-arts college

Preferred:

  • Professional experience developing data-driven web applications as part of a team
  • Experience developing web applications targeting mobile devices
  • Demonstrated facility with standard design patterns for software development, such as Model-View-Controller or Service Oriented Architecture
  • Familiarity with Digital Asset Management Systems and/or library metadata formats (e.g. MODS, DC)
  • Demonstrated understanding of the humanities, digital scholarship, and academic culture
  • Demonstrated talent in visual design and interaction design
  • Experience in collaborative environments working with both technical and non-technical partners

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. A review of applications will begin October 31, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/732

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Head, Infrastructure and Content, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI

The Henry E. Eccles Library at U. S. Naval War College (NWC) invites applications for the position of Head of Infrastructure and Content (IC). The Head of IC works under the general direction of the Library Director and leads the IC team, which manages print and electronic journals, cataloging, acquisitions, and collection development. As a key part of the reinvention occurring within the Library, the Head of IC will be responsible for reimagining the role of technical services in an era of e-research, digital scholarship and distance education. The Head of IC oversees a department of three librarians, four technicians and student assistants. 

Background

The U.S. Naval War College, located on Coasters Harbor Island, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, established in 1884, is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class of 9 students in 1885 and about 300 of today's active-duty admirals and generals and senior executive service leaders are alumni. The Library is reinventing itself as a Learning Commons, recapturing its role as the academic center of the U.S. Naval War College by utilizing a full range of research, academic resources and technology tools. In support of this goal, the current Library is schedule to undergo extensive renovation and expansion to be completed in 2016.

To apply and for additional information on salary and benefits visit USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/383268200

Open period runs from Thursday, October 9, 2014 to Thursday, October 16, 2014.

The U.S. Naval War college is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Arts & Humanities Librarian, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Trinity College Library seeks an Arts & Humanities Librarian to develop its outreach to academic departments in the arts & humanities and serve as primary subject specialist for their students and faculty.   The librarian in this position participates in all aspects of the research education program, including in-class instruction, individual consultations (on-call and by appointment), assessment initiatives, collection development, and other unit responsibilities.  Some evening and weekend coverage will be required.

Qualifications: Strong academic background in an arts or humanities discipline; two years' experience of research education and instruction in an academic library; ALA accredited MLS or equivalent professional degree; demonstrated knowledge of information resources for the arts & humanities, in particular primary sources in a variety of formats; familiarity with current developments in information literacy; ability to learn and apply new information technologies; excellent written and verbal communication; commitment to work effectively and creatively as part of a team.  Knowledge of at least one foreign language is desired.

Full-time, full-year position.  Salary is commensurate with education, training, and experience.  The application review process will begin immediately; search will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please go to the following link: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/.

Trinity College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

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Life Sciences Librarian, NYU Libraries, New York, NY

Description:

NYU Libraries seeks a subject specialist in the life sciences to support the research and teaching programs of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in biology, environmental sciences, nutrition, and global public health.  This 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.  The Life Sciences Librarian collaborates on scholarly communication and data services initiatives and participates in collaborative research projects, including sponsored research projects.  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 Life Sciences Librarian is a tenure track position based in the Research Commons at Bobst Library and is a member of the Coles Science Center in the Collections & Research Services unit of the NYU Division of Libraries.   The Life Sciences Librarian takes a leadership role on selected projects and initiatives within the NYU Division of Libraries.  The successful candidate works collaboratively with other science librarians across NYU, including the NYU Health Sciences Libraries, NYU's Courant Institute Library, the Bern Dibner Library at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, the NYU Abu Dhabi Library, and the NYU Shanghai Library, as well as with colleagues across the Division of Libraries to develop, deliver, and assess high-quality research support services.  Librarians at NYU participate in Library-wide committees and professional activities outside of NYU, and they also monitor developments and best practices to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collections and research support services.  The individual in this position reports to the Head of Science & Engineering for the NYU Division of Libraries.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the life sciences or related science discipline.
  • Minimum one graduate degree (master's level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Public service experience in an academic library, including reference, instruction, or collection development.
  • Demonstrated public service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning, and research.
  • Understanding of the data management needs of researchers in the sciences.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both 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.
  • Knowledgeable in the issues surrounding scholarly communications in the sciences.

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in the life sciences.  Subject PhD desirable.
  • Experience with user assessment.
  • 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.

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

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Associate Library Director, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

The position of Associate Library Director is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week.  The Associate Library Director works with the Library Director in managing the day-to-day operations of the BAC Library.  In addition, the Associate Library Director develops the annual budget with the Library Director, oversees the Information Literacy Program and its staff, supervises library clerks, and manages special projects and planning.  The Associate Library Director reports to the Library Director.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assists the Library Director with budget preparation, accreditation reports, grant research and writing, and short and long-term planning
  • Prepares invoices for monthly reports, working closely with Accounts Payable and the Bursar
  • Supervises circulation activities, including hiring, training and scheduling library clerks
  • Manages Information Literacy Program, including working with faculty to integrate information competencies into the curriculum and coordinating and scheduling all library instruction and information literacy activities. 
  • Supervises the application of the Collection Management Policy by assisting the Director with the management of the physical collection through evaluating and selecting items for binding and/or storage
  • Guides library staff in providing information literacy instruction
  • Oversees thesis document microfilming and binding
  • Represents the Library and the BAC through membership in professional organizations and participation in both internal and external meetings and conferences

II. Standards of Professionalism

A.Team and Interpersonal skills:  Success in this position requires positive relationships with other team members including support staff and more senior staff.  These persons must thus be approached in a way that makes them feel valued as individuals and team members and takes into account the necessities of work as seen from their perspective.

B.Service orientation:   Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the greatest extent possible, students and faculty are treated in such a way as to feel valued and well served in their contacts with the school through you.

C. Confidentiality and discretion:  Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the confidentiality of prospective/student and faculty records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.

III. Qualifications

ALA accredited MLS required

Experience with the budgeting process required

Excellent organizational skills; must be able to prioritize multiple responsibilities, and train and supervise library clerks

Facility with information literacy standards

A minimum of three years of teaching experience in a classroom setting

A minimum of three years of progressively more responsible experience is necessary

IV. Requirements

  1. Must be able to work one evening per week.

V. To Apply

Please submit an online application consisting of a résumé, cover letter and three references at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11038251.Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Library Reference Assistant (part-time), MCPHS University, Boston, MA

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That's why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

Responsibilities:

The Library Reference Assistant provides support to staff the reference desk; assist patrons in locating and using print and electronic library resources.

  • Troubleshoot basic computer problems and communicate with the Information Services Help Desk as needed
  • Communicate with patrons in-person and via chat, email, and telephone
  • Collect statistics relating to reference transactions and other library operations
  • Handle other special projects as assigned.
  • Work hours are typically scheduled between 10am-7pm, Monday-Friday, although some evenings and weekends may be required.

Position is a temporary, part-time (up to 17 hours/wk) position, and is not eligible for benefits.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Current enrollment in a library science program or an earned library assistant degree or certificate
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • General office experience and comfort with computers, MS Office and basic Internet skills
  • Interest in acquiring new skills in a rapidly changing environment

Desired:

  • Experience working in a library or office environment
  • Knowledge of electronic and print library resources, library circulation systems and online library catalogs
  • Knowledge of health information, including medical terminology and medical reference sources.

To apply, please visit www.mcphs.edu/careers. Attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are welcome to apply.

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E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL

Position Available: As soon as possible after closing date of search. This is for a regular 100%, 12-month Academic Professional position in the University Library.

Duties and Responsibilities: The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign seeks an innovative and knowledgeable professional to serve in the position of E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist. This is an academic professional position for an entry level librarian with the requisite skills or course work or for a non-MLS professional with appropriate experience and skills. This position is largely responsible for developing and implementing library's e-serials bibliographic control policy and practice. Under the direction of the Head of Content and Access Management, s(he) is to work to establish efficient work procedures and maintain high standards of both quality and production of bibliographic control for the Library's large collection of serials. The E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist will work in the Content Access Management unit within the Technical Services Division. The position will work in a team environment with those Division faculty and staff responsible for the cataloging and management of e-serials and maintenance of serials in all formats.

The E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist responsibilities:

  • Establish and help implement e-serials bibliographic control best practices and workflows in conjunction with Acquisitions ordering staff and the E-Resources Librarian
  • Will supervise the day-to-day workflow of the Serials Cataloging unit (3 senior library specialist and 1 library specialist), including original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, and serials maintenance work
  • Coordinate workflows for serials cataloging within Content Access Management and assist Acquisitions in establishing best practices for binding updates, maintenance of serial pattern records, and serials ordering statuses
  • Train staff in all aspects of e-serials cataloging, including the development of documentation meeting national cataloging standards
  • Perform bibliographic control duties including adding, updating, and correcting bibliographic and holding records for electronic and print serials
  • Work with staff outside Content Access Management to routinely and consistently update print serial holdings for currently received serials as well as for retrospective maintenance projects
  • Coordinate work on maintaining  links for A&I databases and serial titles that cannot be added to the link resolver and the E-Serial A to Z list, in consultation with the E-Resources Librarian and the Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Support Specialist
  • Create original bibliographic records for newly acquired serials
  • Participate and lead in meetings involving discussion of bibliographic control matters for serials, including policy workflow and special projects
  • Help investigate additional solutions for bibliographic control of e-serials including using vendor records, ONYX feeds, and the MARCIt service

This position may participate in research activity regarding issues in bibliographic control in digital library environments and the impact of implementing emerging cataloging standards in user services and discovery services.

As the information landscape is changing, this position may be asked to cover additional and evolving services or functions related to enhancing the discovery and delivery of library content.

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

The Content Access Management (CAM) department consists of 7 permanent and visiting faculty and academic professionals, 20 FTE civil service staff, and academic hourly and student employees engaged in cataloging and metadata creation to facilitate the discovery and delivery of the Library's information resources. The various units in CAM include Monographic Cataloging, Serials Cataloging, Metadata Services, and Database Maintenance. Members of CAM also contribute to electronic resources cataloging, large-scale digitization projects, web scale discovery services, and the creation, harvesting, enhancement, remediation, and transformation of Library metadata. The unit participates in cooperative cataloging programs to support national and international resource sharing.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Serials cataloging experience in an academic or research library setting or cataloging experience with electronic resources
  • Familiarity with cataloging rules, standards, and tools such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and CONSER standards
  • Solid computer skills including spreadsheet and database applications
  • Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and flexibly with a wide variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment

Preferred:

  • Experience with ExLibris Voyager integrated library system
  • Experience with MarcEdit software
  • Experience with other non-MARC metadata standards
  • Familiarity with electronic resources standards and related initiatives, evolving practices, and NACO or other PCC programs

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. For more information, see http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/promo/pta.html.

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

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

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

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

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Associate Director for Library Education and Research, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA

The Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA has an opening for an Associate Director for Library Education and Research. Under the general direction of the Director of Library Services, the Associate Director for Education and Research will work closely with the Management Council and staff to carry out the library's strategic vision and priorities, guide library programs, services and staff, and enable optimal overall library performance. The Associate Director will provide strategic vision, leadership, and management to staff in the areas of education, clinical, research, scholarly publishing (copyright, open access, and the institutional repository), and outreach.

All applications must be submitted online: https://careers-umms.icims.com/jobs/23818/assoc-dir%2c-lib-education-%26-research/job.

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Humanities Librarian, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Humanities Librarian.  The successful candidate will be oversee collection development and management as well as provide reference and instructional support for the departments of English; History; Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies; and Art and Art History.  In addition, the Humanities Librarian will provide general reference service and will be expected to carry out scholarly and service activities required to attain tenure.

Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited master's degree and a broad knowledge of humanities information resources.  Educational background and/or experience in a relevant humanities discipline.  Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.  Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation.

Preferred Qualifications: Significant experience using resources in the humanities. Work experience in academic libraries, particularly collection development, reference and instruction.  Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies.  Knowledge of current assessment issues/trends in academic libraries. Record of professional service and/or scholarship. Additional graduate degree in an appropriate discipline is highly desirable. 

To apply, please send a cover letter describing how your credentials meet the needs described in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) for at least five professional references to Forrest Link, Chair, Humanities Librarian Search Committee. Applications should be sent via email only to libjobs@tcnj.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by October 31, 2014 in order to ensure full consideration.

For a more detailed position description, see: https://jedi.tcnj.edu/webteam/employment/academic

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

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Health Sciences Librarian, Mugar Library, Boston University, Boston, MA

Tracking Code1767/I3014*

Job Description

Lead library staff in supporting health science interests across the Boston University Charles River campus. Act as primary liaison for department chairs, faculty, and students in the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent College and engage in outreach to other campus constituencies, such as School of Public Health students. Provide library instruction, research, and consultative services for faculty and students in the discovery, evaluation, and organization of scholarly resources as both specialist and generalist collaborating in a team departmental environment. Develop and maintain web-based materials to support and maintain these services. Manage library collections for health sciences and other assigned subject areas, and stay abreast of developments in scholarly communication and higher education. Integrate technology into all aspects of work.

Required Skills

MLS, advanced degree in health sciences preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated expertise using web technologies for accessing and creating resources. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with diverse populations of faculty, staff and students. One to three years of related experience. Based on experience, candidate would be hired as a Librarian I (Salary Grade 41) or a Librarian II (Salary Grade 42).

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

Position TypeFull-Time/Regular

SalaryGrade 41/42

Apply for this position online.

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Research & Instruction/Business and Technology Librarian, University of Washington Libraries, Bothell, WA

LOCATION: University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library and Eastside Leadership Center in Bellevue.

The University of Washington Libraries seeks a creative and energetic librarian to join a collaborative team of librarians, faculty, and academic staff who are committed to innovation in teaching, learning and research.

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.

CAMPUS AND LIBRARY:

The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Education; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. Librarians collaborate frequently with UW Bothell academic staff from Information Technologies (including Learning Technologies), the Quantitative Skills Center, Teaching and Learning Center, and the Writing and Communication Center. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at http://www.uwb.edu. More about Cascadia College can be found here: http://www.cascadia.edu/

The Eastside Leadership Center (ELC) is part of the University of Washington Bothell's School of Business. Located nearby in Bellevue, WA, the ELC is home to the University of Washington Bothell Leadership MBA program, BA in Business program, and a new Master of Science in Accounting  program. More about the ELC:  http://www.uwb.edu/business/centers/elc

More information about the Library can be found at http://library.uwb.edu.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Research & Instruction/Business & Technology Librarian will serve as one of two liaisons to the School of Business, and collaborate with the science librarians to support technology-related areas, such as engineering and computer science.

Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, this position will partner with colleagues within the Library and across the campus to develop, deliver, and assess in-person and online instruction that integrates information literacy into the curriculum, and will utilize learning technologies and pedagogies in support of student learning.

Provides classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library's integrated information literacy program at the lower division, including College 101 and English 102 at Cascadia College, and Discovery Core and Research Writing classes in the first year program at UW Bothell.  

In consultation with the Head of Collections, the Business Librarian, science librarians and faculty, will select print and electronic materials for the undergraduate and graduate curricula, informed by the larger research collections across the UW Libraries and regional consortia. Includes collaborative tri-campus efforts with counterpart colleagues at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma to meet collection needs for each campus.

In consultation with the Head of Research Services, will provide assistance for a range of research inquiries at the UW Bothell Eastside Leadership Center and in the Library's Information Commons and online through the UW Libraries' email and chat reference services.

Some evening and weekend reference and instruction work will be required at both campus locations.

Librarians are expected to play an active role in planning and assessing library services, and to take responsibility for his/her professional development in pursuit of promotion and continuing appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

Preferred:

  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of instruction services in a college or university setting is highly desirable. Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid or distance instruction.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in the provision of reference services to college or university students, in person and online. Strong user centered public service philosophy.
  • Experience or coursework in business, business librarianship, engineering, computer science, science and technology librarianship or related fields.
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. Commitment to continually seeking improvement in services, collections, and facilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

SALARY: $48,000 minimum, 12 month annual contract. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

RANK: Position will be at rank of Assistant or Sr. Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background.

BENEFITS: Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF and/or Fidelity Investments) 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. Excellent medical, dental and life insurance plans. 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)
  • Teaching Statement: Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy.
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all 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 p.m., October 31, 2014. 

University of Washington Libraries home page is http://www.lib.washington.edu.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.

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Head, Education Resources and Learning Librarian/Assistant Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

The Head of Education Resources and Online Learning Librarian reports to the Assistant Dean for online/distance learning and supervisory duties and to the Head of Collection Development and Open Access Initiatives for collection development and liaison responsibilities.

Summary of Duties:

30%     Provides library services to faculty, staff, and students participating in the University's online and distance learning courses and/or programs; works collaboratively with other subject specialists who serve online faculty and students; researches, evaluates and assists in implementing technologies to enhance online and distance learning; works to provide services that meet or exceed ACRL's Standards for Distance Learning Library Services.

25%    Oversees operations of the Education Resources department and supervises and evaluates the department's Library Associate.

25%    Serves as a selector and liaison for the College of Human Sciences & Education's School of Library and Information Science, School of Education, and School of Kinesiology, providing outreach, instruction, and specialized reference services to faculty and students in those disciplines; develops discipline-specific subject guides, instructional and other materials as needed; works with faculty in the College to embed information literacy in the curriculum; participates in liaison group activities; participates in accreditation and program reviews.

15%     Works to meet promotion and tenure requirements for research and service.

05%    Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required:

Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program; at least two years of experience in instructional design or technology-based course delivery; demonstrated knowledge of current principles and practices of distance learning and/or instructional learning technology; demonstrated knowledge and experience in creating and using online library instructional materials; experience providing reference services and library instruction; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; evidence of potential to meet research and service requirements for promotion and tenure.

Preferred:

Undergraduate or graduate degree in Instructional Design, Informational Technology, or related area; experience in providing reference service in an academic environment; at least two years supervisory experience.

Application:

The application deadline is October 6, 2014 or until the position has been filled. To apply for this position, go to https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58294

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Science Librarian/Assistant Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

The Science Librarian reports to the Head, Research & Instruction Services for research and instruction duties and to the Head of Collection Development and Open Access Initiatives for collection development and faculty liaison responsibilities.

Summary of Duties:

45%     Serves as selector and subject specialist liaison for a range of biological, environmental, and/or physical science disciplines. Provides outreach, instruction, and specialized research services to faculty and students in those disciplines. Advocates for use of library services and resources; seeks departmental and campus partnerships and collaborations.

15%     Provides general and specialized research services at the Research Desk; may work nights and weekends in rotation.

15%     Works to meet promotion and tenure requirements for research and service.

10%     Works with staff of the institutional repository to provide data services and assistance with the IR to faculty and students in assigned subject areas; works with the head of the Scholarly Communications Librarian and the Open Access Initiatives Librarian to develop and implement initiatives related to these issues.

10%     Provides library instruction for general library training sessions.

5%       Other duties as assigned.

Required:

Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program; degree in a science discipline or two years academic library experience working with a science discipline; experience providing reference/research services and library instruction; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; evidence of potential to meet research and service requirements for promotion and tenure; knowledge of institutional repositories and scholarly communication issues.

Preferred:

Advanced degree in a science discipline; experience with and/or knowledge of e-science/data management issues.

Applications

Application deadline is October 6, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is hired. To apply, go to https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58293

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Digital Projects Librarian, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Reporting to the Systems/Emerging Technologies Librarian, this position is responsible for heading the Library Digital Projects Lab, including the selection, prioritization, digitization, preservation and access to unique, world-class Wesleyan collections for the use of students, faculty and researchers.

The collections selected will not be commercially available or digitized elsewhere, and will be of significant scholarly value within and outside Wesleyan.

The Digital Projects Librarian will work with librarians and faculty members to select collections to be digitized that will be of benefit to their courses, assignments and faculty-student research projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervise the operations of the Library Digital Projects lab, including the work of lab student workers and/or interns.
  • Work with Special Collections & Archives, the World Music Archives, library liaisons, Academic Computing Managers, and faculty to select and prioritize for digitization unique Wesleyan collections for use in student and/or faculty research and assignments.
  • Work with the University Archivist, Head of Cataloging and others to make accessible and preserve digitized collections, ensuring that they meet emerging national standards and comply with copyright and privacy laws.
  • Establish digitization policies and procedures, and share these with other digitization initiatives within and outside Wesleyan.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships within the CTW Consortium and other institutions, exploring the possibilities of sharing processes, staff, and collections.
  • Keep abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance and migration of digital collections, with a view to improving procedures, preservation and access.
  • Participate in library and University committees and initiatives as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library science required.
  • 1-2 years' experience working with library systems in an academic library, and a high degree of comfort learning new systems and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience collaborating with a variety of constituencies within an academic institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively online and in person using a variety of media.
  • Experience collaborating and working in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A minimum of one year's experience handling archives and/or special collections materials is strongly preferred.
  • A year or more experience digitizing materials and/or assigning metadata to digital objects.
  • Significant experience resolving copyright and privacy issues involving digital objects.
  • Experience working with faculty to incorporate digitized materials into their coursework.
  • Experience working in or managing an institutional repository.

See: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4546 to apply.

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Serials and Digital Access Metadata Librarian, Assistant Library Professor, University of Vermont Libraries, Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and dynamic candidate to coordinate serials cataloging and e-resource access at UVM libraries. Working collaboratively with key staff members this 12 month faculty librarian position will manage the operations of serials cataloging, maintenance of electronic/print serials, ensure prompt access to newly acquired resources and timely resolution of access issues. As a vital member of Resource Description and Access Services, the successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Collection Management Services to manage and monitor serials functions and digital access issues. This position provides serials cataloging services to the University Libraries which include Bailey/Howe Library and the Dana Medical Library.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide leadership and management of serials operations and digital access at UVM Libraries. Collaborate closely with the Metadata/Cataloging Librarian in managing RDAS departmental workflow. Coordinate provision of access to e-resources in general and e-serials in particular. Assist with data loads for e-resources and quality control of bibliographic records. Manage e-serials and print serials records and coordinate serials bindery activities. Train and supervise paraprofessional staff. Participate in the library liaison program. Serve on various library, university and professional committees; engage in scholarship and creative activities, and service.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program;
  • At least two years of increasingly responsible and relevant professional metadata/serials cataloging experience;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, standards and tools, such as MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, FRBR, MESH and NLM classification;
  • Supervisory experience in an academic library environment;
  • Knowledge of Program for Cooperative Cataloging (CONSER, NACO, SACO) standards;
  • Knowledge of evolving metadata standards and schema, such as, BIBFRAME, Dublin Core, and EAD.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A strong background in serials and e-resource management;
  • Working knowledge of the Ex-Libris Voyager Integrated Library System;
  • Ability to inspire and motivate staff, promote diversity and accountability;
  • Ability to work in a technological and rapidly changing academic library environment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and communicate effectively with a wide range of faculty, staff, and constituents.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see http://www.uvm.edu/president/?Page=whydiversity_statement.html

SALARY AND APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Library Professor. Minimum salary for Assistant Library Professor is $51,412. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than October 10, 2014.

For further information on this position, refer to job posting #F021PO or to apply on-line, please visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com; telephone 802-656-3150.

The University of Vermont is an Equal/Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

CAMPUS PROFILE:

The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont's public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service. UVM Libraries use Primo as their discovery search interface, ScholarWorks@UVM as the institutional repository and offer unique digital collections via the Center for Digital Initiatives.

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.

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Cataloging Coordinator, Allen Library, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a regular full-time non-exempt position, 35 hours per week, which may include evening and weekend hours. Performs general and basic cataloging and processing functions as well as assists in the daily operations of the Allen Library (a music/dance library). Actively provides information and services to all patrons. Oversees student employees.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs copy cataloging for music, dance, and related performing arts materials in multiple formats. Creates provisional records for music and dance materials. Oversees the processing of Hartt recordings. Assists in the maintenance of authority records to assure the quality and integrity of the library databases. Ensures a high standard of quality for the catalog and authority database. Trains, provides guidance and oversees student staff on proper copy cataloging procedures and processing of music and dance materials. Establishes, maintains and adheres to administrative controls over cataloging records and documents detailing intellectual content. Organizes and arranges materials to facilitate access for patrons and library staff. Adheres to local and national standards for copy cataloging of materials in various formats. Keeps abreast of national cataloging policies. Receives, prepares and processes materials for binding. Maintains supply inventory. Trains and oversees student staff in the repair of library materials. Provides quality customer service in person and by telephone, answering inquiries pertaining to library resources as necessary and appropriate. Participates in campus, local and area professional development seminars and training, attends committee and staff meetings as appropriate. Performs other related duties as assigned.

FORMAL EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in music required.

WORK EXPERIENCE: 0 to < 1 year.

SPECIAL SKILLS: The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

PAY GRADE: I.

MORE INFORMATION: Find a complete job description and additional information about salaries and benefits at http://www.hartford.edu/hrd/Employment.aspx.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: There is no deadline for applications and the position will remain open until filled. Electronic resumes are highly encouraged. All resumes are acknowledged. If you are applying by email, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to hrd@hartford.edu. If you are applying by either fax or by mail, please send one complete set of the following: resume, cover letter (including position of interest and salary requirements), and professional references to: University of Hartford, Attn: Human Resources Development, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117-1599; Fax: 860.768.4732. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Business Librarian, Metadata Librarian, and Head of Reference, Research & Instruction, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

Florida Gulf Coast University Library (Fort Myers, FL) is seeking qualified candidates for three new positions: Business Librarian, Metadata Librarian, and Head of Reference, Research & Instruction. Located in sunny southwest Florida, FGCU offers opportunities for professional growth, first-class facilities and technology, and a friendly customer service focused atmosphere. FGCU is a growing, comprehensive public institution offering a broad array of undergraduate and graduate programs in arts and sciences, business, engineering, environmental science, computer science, education, nursing/allied health, resort & hospitality management, public administration and social services. The University, with its innovative programs, technology friendly campus, and outstanding faculty, is one of the most exciting educational environments in America.

In fact, see what two of our newest librarians have to say about us:

"Working at FGCU Library is the most satisfying career move I've ever made--and that's saying something considering librarianship represents a complete change of venue for this former social worker. The library faculty and staff have been universally friendly, supportive, and welcoming. I count myself fortunate to be an FGCU librarian."

"I love working with such a dedicated and enthusiastic staff, and it's exciting to contribute to the development of a young institution that's continually growing."

Enjoy nearby wonderful recreational activities: beaches, bike trails, parks and water, as well as, theatre, arts and music. Details and application instructions are posted here https://jobs.fgcu.edu/

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Circulation Manager, John D. Rockefeller Library, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks enthusiastic, experienced, and customer-focused candidates for the role of Circulation Manager at Brown's John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library. Rockefeller Library is the main library on Brown's campus for humanities and social sciences and is used by students and faculty across many disciplines. The Circulation Manager plans and provides operational management for all activities and services provided at the Rockefeller Library circulation desk, including circulation, course reserves, document delivery and resource sharing. The Rockefeller circulation desk also serves as an information service point for users on-site and remotely. This position ensures the circulation desk is fully functional for all hours the library is open, including nights and weekends and during inclement weather.

Working closely with library colleagues, the Circulation Manager develops procedures and policies that align the department's services with the Library's goals. S/he uses critical thinking and analytical skills to gather and interpret data and track trends for optimum service provision. S/he plans and develops clear guidelines for implementing new services. This position also serves as liaison to other departments within and beyond the Library to provide information on available services and to ensure consistent service library-wide.

The Circulation Manager supervises approximately 10 bargaining unit staff and several student workers. S/he is responsible for managing staff performance, including hiring, scheduling, evaluating, and training. The successful candidate will demonstrate that s/he can use tact and sound judgment as the position works directly with faculty, students and university staff in a highly-visible public service setting.

Some evening and weekend work is required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Significant (minimum of 7 years) supervisory experience, preferably in an academic library with bargaining unit staff
  • Significant (minimum of 7 years) customer service experience, preferably in an academic library with bargaining unit staff
  • Outstanding human relations and communication skills
  • Ability to resolve patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and good judgment
  • Mathematical skills applicable to budget, payroll, and statistics
  • Experience using an integrated library system
  • Experience using standard office productivity software (e.g., Word, Excel)
  • Ability to produce statistical and analytical reports using appropriate tools
  • Experience with academic library public services for the humanities and social sciences
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse staff, clientele, and partners

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: http://careers.brown.edu and reference Job No. 113332. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Reference & Instruction Librarian (PT), Manchester Community College, Manchester, NH

The Manchester Community College Library in Manchester, NH seeks an energetic, customer-service oriented Librarian to join its team. This is an entry-level position.

SCOPE OF WORK: The Reference & Instruction Librarian combines traditional library reference and instruction services with current and emerging technologies to design and develop engaging reference services and library instruction sessions. This position works within a student-centered, creative, and innovative reference and instruction team, providing exceptional customer service for a diverse population and academic curriculum. This position reports to the Library Director at MCC.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Performs reference duties by assisting users with information and research needs in person, and via telephone, chat, and email.
  • Develops and delivers general and course-integrated information literacy/library instruction and reference programs in person and online.
  • Creates online course research and subject guides.
  • Collaborates with faculty to introduce and integrate information literacy concepts and competencies into their academic coursework, and assess student learning outcomes.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the reference collection.
  • Collaborates with professional library staff on policy documents.
  • Provides basic technical support and troubleshooting on library computers, including Microsoft Office products.
  • Attends seminars and serves on committees to stay current with professional development and campus issues.
  • Complies with all college, system, state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Education: Master's degree in Library Science, from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: No experience required. Additional years of related work experience may not be substituted for the formal education required by this class specification.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working in a library in a higher education institution; Experience using ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards to develop instruction programs and workshops. Knowledge of print and online resources preferred. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Evening and weekend availability required.

RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Thorough knowledge of professional library techniques, systems and procedures. Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographical research. Knowledge of reader interest levels in relation to library patrons. Working knowledge of reference books and other information sources. Ability to use and explain library facilities including card catalogs and other reference aids. Ability to assist the public and others with specialized library problems. Ability to assign and supervise the work of technical personnel. Ability to present ideas effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the colleges appointing authority.

Position Classification: Librarian I

Labor Grade: 18

Salary: $18.79 - $21.97/per hour

Position #: M2R00041

Schedule: Part-time, 25 hours per week, 1st shift including some nights/Saturdays, Available: immediately.

How to Apply

All applicants who wish to be considered for this position are required to submit a Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) Employment Application. Unless specified otherwise, applications shall be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will require certification once submitted. Certification does not constitute or guarantee an interview. If applications pass certification, they will be forwarded to the hiring manager for consideration. When submitting an application, please designate the title of the position and position number for which you are applying.

In addition to submitting the CCSNH Application form, applicants are asked to include a current resume or cv, cover letter, and 3 professional references.

Applications and other documents should be submitted to:

Manchester Community College
ATTN: Human Resources
1066 Front Street
Manchester, NH 03102
mcchr@ccsnh.edu

For general questions, please contact Jeannie DiBella at jdibella@ccsnh.edu or (603) 206-8008.

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Life Sciences Librarian (Job Share), Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

*** This is a limited term, half-time shared position ***

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and enjoys working in an innovative work environment. Candidates should have a strong background and interest in the life sciences in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell's life 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 Life Sciences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.

This appointment is a part-time job-sharing arrangement with a limited term. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with the incumbent to develop and maintain a workable schedule and distribution of responsibilities, with minimal impact on the work of the Library and services to its users.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with possible annual renewal for up to five years in total. The terms of the appointment are subject to an agreement signed by both the incumbent and the successful candidate, and address contingencies such as one party leaving the position. To request a copy of the draft agreement, please contact Gail Steinhart (gss1@cornell.edu).

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Head of Research and Learning Services, the Life Sciences Librarian:

  • Develops and leads innovative information services for the life sciences research, learning and extension communities.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in the molecular and life sciences disciplines.
  • Participates in Library and campus research support service initiatives including those related to research profiles, and research data management, curation and preservation.
  • Partners with the Mann Library Instruction Coordinator and faculty to develop and support information literacy programs for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Delivers public services to the Cornell community including reference and consulting services and instruction in information management.
  • Serves as liaison to selected life sciences activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information delivery.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in Library or Information Science AND/OR post-baccalaureate degree in the life sciences.
  • Subject background in molecular or biomedical fields, or related discipline, demonstrated through course work or substantive experience.
  • 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.

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.

Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats. The Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days (pro-rated for part-time positions), 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding is available.

Application Procedure: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references at this website: http://www.hr.cornell.edu/jobs/positions.html. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Review of applications will begin on October 31 and continue until a suitable pool of finalists has been identified.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university's mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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Head of Content Organization and Management, Hunter Library, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Salary: Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Status: Full-time, tenure-track

Western Carolina University's Hunter Library seeks an enthusiastic and highly qualified librarian to develop and lead its Content Organization and Management (COM) Department. The department selects, acquires, organizes and manages intellectual content to support the learning, teaching and scholarship activities of the university's students, faculty, and staff. The head of COM is responsible for: departmental strategic planning, budgeting, and management; coordination and guidance of departmental recruitment, program review and assessment; mentoring and performance evaluation; oversight of the collegial and peer review processes; providing leadership for the library's scholarly communication efforts and supervision of the collection development, electronic resources, metadata and serials librarians. The department head collaborates with COM librarians and departmental liaisons to develop the library's collection of electronic and print resources; collaborates with the digital initiatives unit to develop digital projects and programs; and serves as a member of the library-wide leadership team.

The successful candidate will: be responsive to user needs and services in an academic library environment and serve as a mentor, manager, and leader to the staff and faculty in COM; be familiar with technology and emerging trends; participate in departmental and library-wide committees and work groups and function in a full range of professional departmental responsibilities; remain professionally informed and pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of librarianship through scholarship; seek opportunities for professional service; fully embrace the library's guiding principles; be  flexible, and act with integrity.

For a complete position description, qualifications, and application procedures visit our website: https://jobs.wcu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53598

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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

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

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

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

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred:

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

Salary/Benefits:

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

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled. 

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

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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Digital Services Assistant, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The Boston College Libraries is seeking a Digital Services Assistant to coordinate services and resources in a digital scholarship lab. This position will serve as an initial contact for digital services in the library, and will coordinate activities with multiple departments inside and outside the library in an evolving environment.

This position reports to the Learning Commons Manager.

Responsibilities:

Provide service and referrals for faculty, staff, and students in an evolving library service point focused on digital scholarship and multimedia. Support the instruction department with multimedia expertise, and by staffing reference service points, including the digital scholarship service desk and the O'Neill Library reference desk. Coordinate meetings with a variety of constituents and library staff. Assess user needs and recommend resources. Assist with training and supervision of student workers. Oversee daily functioning of the area, including working with IT to update and maintain hardware and software, schedule spaces for meetings and instruction, and help coordinate special events. Provide support for digitization and reformatting of media items. Assist with marketing and outreach efforts for the digital scholarship space. Use a variety of resources to develop professionally as needs evolve.

Requirements:

  • Experience with digital audio/video production, encoding, dubbing/digitizing, editing, and/or streaming, and one or more of the following: data analysis and visualization, desktop imaging, instructional design
  • Demonstrated customer service skills, and experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience supporting information technology, training, and hands-on software experience
  • Excellent public service, interpersonal and service skills
  • Familiarity with digital humanities, multimedia presentation, and/or data visualization concepts and processes.
  • Minimum two years of related experience
  • Experience working in a library or academic setting preferred
  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Coursework or assignments involving digital scholarship and/or multimedia preferred

https://www7.bc.edu/erecruit/index.html

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Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Services, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,100 full-time undergraduates and 4,700 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities and a member of the Association of Research Universities, Boston College has 752 full-time and 1,080 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $886 million, and an endowment of approximately $2 billion.

Job Description

Boston College Libraries seeks an Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Services.  This position reports to the University Librarian.

The successful candidate has the opportunity to build out our digital program in collaboration with the library, faculty and other campus partners. We have already launched several important projects, but the challenge lies in leading the way from the project-based environment to a sustainable program. We are deeply committed to furthering our digital initiatives and are looking for someone with relevant experience and comfortable in taking an entrepreneurial approach to exploring and trying creative approaches to digital library work. We will commit necessary resources to ensure the success of the Boston College Libraries' digital future. Our motto in the BC Libraries is "value beyond discovery" and we see our current and emerging digital projects and eventual program as critical to establishing that value.

S/he develops, coordinates, and assesses digital collections and services and scholarly projects across the Boston College Libraries. Working at the intersection of technology and scholarship, s/he collaborates with library staff, faculty, and others to develop programs and build digital content to leverage holdings across BCL collections, services, and operations in support of teaching, learning, research, and community engagement. S/he will coordinate the programmatic and content issues relating to the BCL digital collections, and provide creative and compliant oversight for a distributed landscape of static and dynamic digital content. This landscape includes key external partners such as the Boston Library Consortia, Catholic Research Resources Association, and other potential collaborators. S/he will meet the growing need for a coordinated approach to innovative digital projects by engaging with stakeholders, assessing needs and current programs, and creating structures that make BCL a full and trusted partner in digital project development in support of research and learning at Boston College. These initiatives will cross AUL and departmental lines, will include relationships with IT / IDeS and with faculty; s/he will find effective and appropriate ways to communicate and structure these initiatives. Additionally, s/he will provide oversight and assessment of the distributed library education program in all its forms.

The AUL for Digital Initiatives & Services is a member of the University Librarian's Advisory Council (ULAC) and participates in all strategic planning and priority setting activities.

Requirements:

Minimum ten years successful experience in research collections in an academic setting as well as 5+ years of experience directly managing staff.

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program (or equivalent) required.

Master's degree or PhD in another field preferred.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process. 

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nation origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

In order to be considered as an official applicant, please note that it is necessary to apply directly online at our site: www.bc.edu/bcjobs.

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Electronic Resources Associate, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Department: Libraries
Job Category: Staff
Position Control: AS0069
Grade: O
Position Category: Regular
Internal/External Position Type: Administrative Support
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Provide access to electronic and print continuing resources. Manage subscriptions and oversee the receiving and processing of journals and newspapers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide access to electronic resources: Verify, maintain, and update access to electronic journals and data bases using resource locator software (SFX link resolver), the online catalog (Aleph), and other electronic resource management tools. Identify and resolve problems relating to subscriptions and online access by communicating with vendors. Contribute to maintaining the SFX Knowledgebase for electronic resources to ensure current and accurate access.

Process journals and newspapers: Train and supervise students to receive print journals and newspapers and to prepare print materials to be shelved. Oversee the creation and maintenance of accurate records in Aleph for patron access. Update OCLC online union list records for print journals to ensure accurate holdings for Smith are represented in this national database.

Process Subscriptions: Process subscription renewal quotes, invoices and credits; communicate with vendors to resolve issues.

Oversee handling of mail for Neilson Library: Train and supervise students to sort and deliver U.S. and campus mail in a timely manner. Provide mail services for faculty with offices in Neilson Library, the Kahn Institute, the Center for Media Production, and the Spinelli Center for Quantitative Learning. Handle daily deliveries to and from package delivery services (e.g. UPS) and the book delivery service between the libraries' units on campus.

Participate in developing goals, objectives, and implementation plans pertaining to the libraries' Collection Services activities. Contribute effectively to teamwork, communication, and problem solving and customer service. Perform related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience: High School diploma or equivalent; 1-3 years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Skills: Strong organization, problem solving, and communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; ability to organize and prioritize work effectively; attention to detail. Familiarity with standard office software.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, full-year position - 21 hours per week for 52 weeks per year.
Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer

https://smithcollege.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=21011&job=as0069-electronic-resources-associate

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North Carolina State University Libraries Fellows Program, 2015-2017, Raleigh, NC

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2015-2017. The NCSU Libraries offers you the opportunity to launch your career in a leading research library, where librarians experience the rewards of working with a diverse clientele, including outstanding faculty and students in nationally ranked academic programs. You will gain experience in teamwork and have access to decision makers. Your assignment to an innovative initiative allows you to work closely with librarians and information technology professionals throughout the library. The NCSU Libraries Fellows program differs from many others by allowing Fellows to determine the direction of their development by choosing the initiative or the home department to which they are assigned. Library managers and administrators are readily available to provide feedback and guidance to help you develop skills and learn how to make good career decisions. The Fellows program can provide you with experiences that will enhance your learning potential and future career opportunities. 

Full Vacancy Announcement

To Apply

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Acquisitions & Collections Management Unit Manager, Oregon State University Libraries and Press, Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to join the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing Department.  Reporting to the Director of the department, the incumbent will fill a key management position at OSULP.  The librarian uses his/her knowledge of current and emerging trends to oversee the evaluation, management, and promotion of a wide range of electronic and physical resources. In close collaboration with personnel from other appropriate library units, the incumbent coordinates support for the acquisition, processing, and maintenance of physical and electronic resources; is responsible for the daily operations related to licensing, negotiation, and tracking the acquisition process for electronic resources; facilitates communication and coordinates activities with other library units; and acts as liaison with other libraries, consortial groups, vendors, and patrons.

Learn more about Oregon State University (http://www.oregonstate.edu/) and Oregon State University Libraries and Press (http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/).

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 18th, 2014.  The full announcement, job requirements and application instructions are available at: http://jobs.oregonstate.edu.  Look for posting # 0013096.

OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity.  As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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Business Librarian, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

The Goizueta Business Library at Emory University has an exciting opportunity for a self-confident, imaginative and energetic business librarian to work with a top business school. The Business Library provides exceptional business information products and services to the Goizueta Business School's faculty, students, staff and alumni, delivered through personalized consultations, creative instruction, and successful web experiences.

Position Summary:

This individual will be the Organization & Management (O&M) area liaison, responsible for developing relationships with the Business School's O&M faculty, collection and content development, and instruction in this discipline; she/he will also assume the liaison role for the business school's two Executive MBA programs. Finally, this individual will take the lead on establishing strategy and assessment for the business library's suite of Faculty Services.

As an active member of a collaborative team, this person will also be responsible for creating, marketing and delivering a range of business information products and services to all of Business Library's target customers. These responsibilities include: Supporting Faculty teaching and research, designing and teaching instructional classes, providing in-person and online consultation and reference services, including maintaining a regular weekend and evening desk schedule. All of this is accomplished through an integrated and creative outreach strategy which positions librarians at the Business School and in multiple virtual spaces in which the students and faculty engage.

For more information see: http://emory.jobs/

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Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library seeks an innovative and service-oriented individual to be the Digital Humanities Librarian. The Digital Humanities Librarian plays a central role in the integration of digital tools, resources and methodologies with traditional resources and approaches to research, teaching and learning in the Humanities. Together with the Senior Digital Humanities Librarian, the Director, and staff of the Center for Digital Scholarship, and colleagues within Research and Outreach Services, the Digital Humanities Librarian will work with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to develop sustainable research projects, classroom support, and direct instruction in digital methods in the humanities. The Digital Humanities Librarian reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Outreach Services.

Duties:

  • Provide direct support, advice, and project management for faculty projects in Digital Humanities (DH)
  • Provide guidance and support to graduate and undergraduate students in using new DH tools and techniques
  • Work with researchers at all levels to develop analyses and visualizations of humanities data
  • As a part of the Center for Digital Scholarship work closely with the Brown Digital Repository staff to enable and participate in software development, metadata creation, preservation, and best practices for sustainable development of faculty and student projects
  • Serves as team member/liaison to one or more humanities departments as appropriate.
  • Professional contributions and development, including participation in regional, national and international DH organizations/activities, and current awareness of the literature and social media outlets for advances in the field

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Humanities field and/or MLS from ALA accredited Library School and advanced degree in Humanities field
  • 3 years of experience either in an academic library setting or academic digital humanities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies and standards used in Digital Humanities work such as TEI, visualization, text and/or network analysis, common scripting languages, HTML5 and related web technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues in scholarly communications
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong public presentation skills; teaching experience preferred
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ114800. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College Libraries seeks candidates for the position of Digital Scholarship LibrarianThe ideal candidates will have the skills necessary to advance digital scholarship initiatives at Boston College by providing consultation, technical support, and project management for faculty, librarians, staff, and students engaged in technology-rich scholarly projects. Under the direction of the Head of Outreach and Digital Research, and in conjunction with subject librarians, systems and digital library staff, scholarly communications and repository librarians, and others, s/he works directly with clients (faculty, students, staff) in identifying and deploying appropriate tools and technologies to meet research or publication needs. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will assist clients with projects from start to completion, and will aid in promoting digital scholarship to the campus community. In addition to direct support at the project level, s/he will deliver training, group instruction, and workshops on Digital Scholarship topics with an emphasis on data visualization, text mining and encoding, mapping, and data analysis, and will maintain project documentation for a growing corpus of digital scholarly production. This role requires a creative and dynamic individual with exceptional technology and communication skills, and an understanding of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research methodology. The ability to listen, articulate problems, and find effective technology solutions across a variety of disciplines, while working with a range of clients from novice scholars to senior faculty, is essential.

REQUIREMENTS

Appointment as Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian dependent upon qualifications and requires a minimum 3 years relevant professional experience.

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program with a strong technology component.
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in developing and supporting digital content in an academic environment required.
  • Practical knowledge of and experience with a range of tools for the analysis and display of information, such as online exhibit tools, social media, scanning / OCR, data visualization, geospatial analysis, encoding and text mining, programming and scripting languages, format conversion and editing protocols and tools, graphic design, relational databases, metadata schema, and open web standards. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively across scholarly and technology domains

To apply: http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/libraries/about/jobs/staff.html

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Library Commons Assistant I, Providence College, Providence, RI

Providence College, Phillips Memorial Library, seeks applications for a Library Commons Assistant I (Part-Time/Full Year) position.

Hours:  Variable hours based on Sunday and Monday 6:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. / Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online, please go to:

https://careers.providence.edu

Click on Careers

Click on Support Positions, then click on View-Library Commons Assistant I

Please complete application as requested.

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Director of Library, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates all aspects of academic library, including programs and services. The director serves as the leader in making the library the prime resource center for students and faculty. Develops and implements a strategic plan for the library that is consistent with the Institute's strategic plan. Prepare and administer budget over $1,000,000. Authorize all purchases of materials, supplies, subscriptions and books. Authorizes purchases on procurement cards. Approves staff worksheets.

Requirements: Master's degree in related field. Five - eight years of progressive experience. Experience in higher education setting crucial.

To apply, please visit our online application site at https://jobs.wit.edu/postings/1417

Wentworth is an AA/EEO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Wentworth is a tobacco-free campus.

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Physical Sciences Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library seeks a motivated, innovative and service-oriented Physical Sciences Librarian to serve the students and faculty in the physical sciences (Chemistry, School of Engineering, Geology, Physics) and pure and applied mathematics by providing and sustaining library support for research, teaching, and learning in the physical sciences. The Physical Sciences Librarian reports to the AUL for Research and Outreach Services.

Duties:

  • Works with academic departments to develop, sustain, and promote faculty and student instructional and research services
  • Working with a team of science librarians, plans and implements long term strategy for innovative services and relevant collections supporting interdisciplinary research across all science departments
  • Maintains a high level of contact with faculty, departmental staff, and graduate students to ensure that the services and collections of the library align with the academic priorities of the physical sciences and mathematics
  • Works with Scientific Data Specialist to coordinate efforts to retain, preserve, and provide access to Brown University research data in the physical sciences
  • Develops web-based guides and other research and learning products, collaborates on special projects, and serves on committees and task forces as needed
  • Develops collections supporting physical sciences and mathematics in all formats
  • Gathers and analyzes usage statistics for physical science and mathematics collections
  • Maintains a high level of professional engagement both with colleagues in other institutions and with the professional literature

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution and a bachelor's or master's degree in a science or engineering discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years post-degree experience in a research library or research-based science or engineering library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research data management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information resources in the physical sciences and engineering
  • Demonstrated Competency with a variety of relevant information technology tools and applications, including relevant disciplinary databases, such as Reaxys, Knovel and SciFinder, and citation management/writing applications, such as LaTeX and/or Mendeley
  • Strong public presentation skills
  • Awareness of current issues in Scholarly Communication
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal and communications
  • Commitment to public services and improving the library user experience

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ114829. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Digital Projects Librarian, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Job Posting Number: S00212
Position Title: Digital Projects Librarian
Department: Systems Discovery-1263
Job Category: Staff Posting
Position Type: Full-Time

Position Details

Reporting to the Systems/Emerging Technologies Librarian, this position is responsible for heading the Library Digital Projects Lab, including the selection, prioritization, digitization, preservation and access to unique, world-class Wesleyan collections for the use of students, faculty and researchers.

The collections selected will not be commercially available or digitized elsewhere, and will be of significant scholarly value within and outside Wesleyan.

The Digital Projects Librarian will work with librarians and faculty members to select collections to be digitized that will be of benefit to their courses, assignments and faculty-student research projects.

Responsibilities Include:

Supervise the operations of the Library Digital Projects lab, including the work of lab student workers and/or interns.

Work with Special Collections & Archives, the World Music Archives, library liaisons, Academic Computing Managers, and faculty to select and prioritize for digitization unique Wesleyan collections for use in student and/or faculty research and assignments.

Work with the University Archivist, Head of Cataloging and others to make accessible and preserve digitized collections, ensuring that they meet emerging national standards and comply with copyright and privacy laws.

Establish digitization policies and procedures, and share these with other digitization initiatives within and outside Wesleyan.

Develop and maintain professional relationships within the CTW Consortium and other institutions, exploring the possibilities of sharing processes, staff, and collections.

Keep abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance and migration of digital collections, with a view to improving procedures, preservation and access.

Participate in library and University committees and initiatives as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in library science required.

1-2 years' experience working with library systems in an academic library, and a high degree of comfort learning new systems and processes.

Demonstrated ability and experience collaborating with a variety of constituencies within an academic institution.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively online and in person using a variety of media.

Experience collaborating and working in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

A minimum of one year's experience handling archives and/or special collections materials is strongly preferred.

A year or more experience digitizing materials and/or assigning metadata to digital objects.

Significant experience resolving copyright and privacy issues involving digital objects.

Experience working with faculty to incorporate digitized materials into their coursework.

Experience working in or managing an institutional repository.

Management Competencies:

Build effective teams, Innovation management, Managerial courage, Motivate others, Project management

Competencies:

Action oriented, Flexible/receptive to change, Functional/technical skills, Interpersonal skills/savvy, Intellectual horsepower, Organizational skills, Presentation skills, Self development, Service to the Wesleyan community, Teamwork/collaboration, Time management

For more information and to apply:

https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4566

https://careers.wesleyan.edu/

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Assistant Librarian, University of Minnesota Crookston Library, Crookston, MN

College or Admin Unit: UMC Academic Affairs

Campus Location: Crookston

Job Open Date: 9/10/14

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Search Committee Contact: Krista Proulx

Required/Preferred Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters' degree in library science and a minimum of one year of library experience, excellent communication/time management/interpersonal skills, and strong technology skills. Final offer contingent on successful background check and receipt of official transcripts.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience using cataloging standards, experience with integrated library systems, web development, academic library experience, experience with citation linking software, experience working with Alma and SFX, demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession, Metadata creation of materials, ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is highly valued.

Duties/Responsibilities:

POSITION: Full-time, 10-month, annual renewable position in the Library at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting October 20, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is offered.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general direction, plans, organizes and directs the ordering, cataloging, and processing of library materials and the automated functions of the library system. Work involves placing orders for library materials and receiving and checking shipments from publishers, cataloging materials, and making materials shelf-ready and maintaining the library's automated system. Specific job duties include: catalogs library materials; establishes, monitors, and evaluates overall program of service for Technical Services department; develops, implements, and evaluates policies and procedures for Technical Services; develops and maintains the library automation system and automated administrative functions; manages all electronic resources processes including web access, electronic journal access, library OPAC, and e-books; performs related work as required.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted electronically. Visit https://employment.umn.edu for complete instructions on how to apply electronically.

Documents that MUST be attached by the applicant (Required Documents)

Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Intent, References

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Assistant/Associate Professors of Instructional Technology (2), Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development in the College of Education invites nominations and applications for two Assistant or Associate Professors of Instructional Technology. Georgia Southern University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a carnegie Doctoral/Research University devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. At Georgia Southern we provide a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.

Founded in 1906, the University now serves more than 20,500 students and offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Our 900 acre park-like campus in Statesboro, Georgia is not far from historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island and provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college in a classic Main Street community.

Within this setting, the College of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for work in public education, community agencies, and higher education. Degree programs include the Bachelor of Science in Education in four different majors, the Master of Education in 10 different majors, an MAT, the Education Specialist in nine different majors, and the Doctorate of Education in two different majors. All degree programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC); the College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); and the University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The positions of Assistant/Associate Professor of Instructional Technology will provide leadership to promote the College of Education's mission.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development, each position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The positions are 9-month, tenure-track appointments, and the salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications for Assistant and Associate positions:

  • Earned doctorate in Instructional Technology, or a related area, by August 1, 2015
  • Ability to teach graduate courses, teach online, and offer graduate advisement
  • Ability to conduct scholarly research and publish in appropriate venues
  • Ability to perform service to the University and profession
  • Knowledge of current hardware and software applications
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work with diverse student populations
  • Ability to use technology and model the effective uses of technology in instruction
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

A minimum of 4 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.

Preferred Qualifications (Assistant Professor):

  • K-12 teaching experience
  • School library media experience
  • Higher education teaching experience
  • Experience teaching online
  • Research interest related to online learning, STEM teaching and learning, school library media, or k-12 online learning

Preferred Qualifications (Associate Professor):

  • K-12 teaching experience
  • School library media experience
  • Higher education teaching experience
  • Experience teaching online
  • Experience providing academic advising for graduate students
  • Experience leading/coordinating graduate programs
  • Research interest related to online learning, STEM teaching and learning, school library media, or k-12 online learning
  • Experience in seeking external funding to support teaching, service or scholarship activities

Screening of applications begins October 15, 2014, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2015. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Applicants should clearly indicate the rank (Assistant or Associate) for which they are applying. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Charles B. Hodges, Search Chair, Search #67243
Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8131
Statesboro GA 30460-8131
Electronic mail: itecsearch@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-0497

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Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

Job Description:

The Digital Humanities Librarian plays a central role in the integration of digital tools, resources and methodologies with traditional resources and approaches to research, teaching and learning in the Humanities. Together with the Senior Digital Humanities Librarian and staff of the Center for Digital Scholarship, and colleagues within Research and Outreach Services, the Digital Humanities Librarian will work with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to develop sustainable research projects, classroom support, and direct instruction in digital methods in the humanities.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree, Ph.D. preferred, in Humanities field and/or MLS from ALA accredited Library School and advanced degree in Humanities field.
  • 3 years of experience either in academic library setting or academic digital humanities
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies and standards used in Digital Humanities work such as TEI, visualization, text and/or network analysis, common scripting languages, HTML5 and related web technologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues in scholarly communications.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong public presentation skills; teaching experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member.

Recruiting Start Date:

2014-09-04-07:00

Job Posting Title:

Digital Humanities Librarian

Department:

University Library

Grade:

Grade 10

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Regular

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact Employment@Brown.edu.

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, sex, national origin, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

To apply, visit Brown University's website.

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Digital Collections Temporary Staff, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The Digital Collections Temporary Staff is a position for 20 hours per week reporting to the the Digital Operations Coordinator, within the Acquisitions and Discovery Enhancement unit of the MIT Libraries. This position will assist in metadata creating and quality control related to the Libraries' digital collections. S/he will create, edit and maintain bibliographic records in the Libraries' institutional repository for objects added to the Open Access Collection. Duties may also include assistance with processing print theses, researching and updating records in local tracking databases, or other projects as assigned.

Required: Demonstrated aptitude for accurate, detail-oriented work, data entry skills, and strong skills working with spreadsheets and databases.  Excellent organizational skills and evidence of being a self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Preferred: Experience or course work that provides understanding of metadata and cataloging.

Job applications are due by September 26th.  Review and interviews will be held beginning the week of September 29th.

Duration:  Approximately through June 30, 2015

Hourly pay rate: $14.00/hour

Please send resumes to the following:

Beverly Turner
Collections Strategy and Management
Digital Operations Coordinator
MIT Libraries, Building 14E-210A
P. 617 253 7366
Email bturner@mit.edu

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Technical Services Librarian/Instructor, East Central University, Ada, OK

Technical Services Librarian/Instructor/non-tenure track/12 month.  Available immediately.  ECU is a student-centered regional state university located in Ada, Oklahoma. ECU offers thirty-three undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts and letters, business, education, mathematics and sciences, nursing, and the social sciences; and ten master's degrees in education, human resources, and psychology. ECU's 4,600 students come from 32 countries and 28 different states.  About 65% of the 172 faculty hold doctorates.

DUTIES: responsible for cataloging, government documents, and systems; shared reference and instruction; faculty liaison and collection development in assigned subject areas; supervises one full-time staff member. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited MLS; excellent communication skills, strong public service orientation, and technical experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  previous cataloging, government documents and/or systems experience preferred, particularly with Innovative Interfaces Inc. products. 

To Apply: Send a letter of application, resume, three references (with names, addresses, phone numbers), *Disclosure Statement, and copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts to:  Employment Services, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street, Ada, OK 74820 or via email to es@ecok.edu.  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE.

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Instruction/Reference Librarian - Visiting Faculty, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Job Description

Southern New Hampshire University's (SNHU) Shapiro Library seeks an enthusiastic and team-oriented Librarian to provide instruction and reference services. This position will also be the library liaison to one department or school. This is a ten month visiting faculty position with a start date of October 1, 2014.

Qualification

For consideration, applicants must have a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, knowledge of general reference works, as well as the ability to work with electronic and traditional information sources. The ideal applicant will have experience teaching in an academic information literacy instruction program; possess excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to work collegially.

While library experience is preferred, we encourage recent Library Science graduates to apply. Knowledge of business reference sources preferred, not required.

Some weekend (October-May) hours are required as part of a shared Saturday coverage rotation.

To apply for this position, please visit http://snhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/12245

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Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Department: Libraries

Job Category: Staff

Position Control: AD0070

Grade: I

Position Category: Regular

Internal/External Position Type: Administrative

FLSA: Exempt

Position Summary:

Lead digital scholarship initiatives for the Smith College Libraries' Teaching, Learning and Research (TLR) department, working closely with colleagues engaged in the development of digital scholarship at Smith.  Promote the adoption of new models of scholarship at Smith by developing methodologies and tools of the digital humanities and social sciences for research, teaching and learning.  Provide instruction and consultation services for digital projects, and serve on project teams.  Facilitate the use of library content for digital scholarship creation by faculty and students. Serve as a resource for other TLR librarians who are engaged in digital scholarship; provides training and consultation.  Keep abreast of new developments in digital scholarship and scholarly communication in the humanities and social sciences, and promote awareness among colleagues.  As a member of the Teaching, Learning and Research department, conduct general reference, outreach, library instruction/information literacy, collection development and liaison activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication:  Research digital scholarship technologies and methodologies and promote them to faculty and students; provide expert consultation and instruction on digital humanities/social sciences techniques and tools; participate on project teams as an active partner in the development of digital projects. Partner with the libraries' Digital Strategies & Services staff to provide consultation for faculty and students on the management and preservation of digital content through Smith's repositories.  Work with subject liaisons to identify and vet library content to be incorporated into projects; help subject liaisons participate in digital scholarship by providing group training and one-on-one consultations for colleagues.  Maintain a working knowledge of copyright issues related to digital scholarship, and be able to exercise knowledge of copyright appropriately.  Collaborate and consult with other professionals across the Libraries, the College and the Five Colleges.

Information Literacy:  Collaborate closely with academic departments and individual faculty to teach students about the creation and dissemination of and access to information and knowledge resources.  Applying learning and pedagogical theory, initiate, design, conduct, and assess course-related library instruction, orientations, workshops and other instructional activities; develop instructional materials. 

Collection Development and Subject Liaison: Collaborate with faculty to build collections in print, electronic and other formats that reflect current and developing curricular and research needs in assigned subject areas.  Develop and maintain knowledge of existing and developing modes of scholarly communication and respond to the changing information needs of students and faculty.  Evaluate and select materials; monitor expenditures.

Reference/Outreach:  Provide reference and research support to faculty and students.  Provide expert guidance to print and electronic resources across multiple interfaces of licensed online databases and relevant internet resources.  Develop subject content for Libraries' web site, including subject and course resource pages, bibliographies, and other web based tools and digital information services.

Participate in library wide committees and professional activities.  Engage in continuous professional self-development, and keep current with emerging library practices, methodologies, and technologies.  Perform related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.  Advanced degree or background in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences preferred.  At least 2 years of experience working with faculty or students on digital scholarship projects; teaching experience, especially on the undergraduate level; and experience with the provision of library reference and research assistance to patrons.

Skills: Ability to select, implement and evaluate emerging tools of digital scholarship.  Demonstrated familiarity with current issues of scholarly communication and the ability to convey these complex issues to a diverse audience.  Demonstrated project management skills. A strong commitment to public service; knowledge of current issues and methods of library instruction/information literacy; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment.

To apply, visit Smith College's website.

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Instructional Technology Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Title: AD0071 - Instructional Technology Librarian

Department: Libraries

Job Category: Staff

Position Control: AD0071

Grade: I

Position Category: Regular

Internal/External Position Type: Administrative

FLSA: Exempt

Position Summary:

Lead and implement the integration of instructional technologies into our information literacy and instruction program, supporting both in-person and online/blended learning.  Identify opportunities, determine requirements, choose tools and implement a suite of effective online teaching tools that are easy to discover, access and incorporate into the library's website and other online platforms.  Evaluate and implement new instructional technologies to enhance learning spaces, and contribute to the conversation about learning spaces related to the library's building plan.  Serve as both a practicing teacher and a resource for other teaching librarians.  As a member of the Teaching, Learning and Research department, conduct general reference, outreach, library instruction/information literacy, collection development and liaison activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Instructional Technology:  Apply learning theories and knowledge of educational technologies to develop and support the creation of instructional modules, online learning objects, and other materials for library instruction and information literacy.  Select and implement innovative digital tools for library instruction and serve as a consultant to other librarians to do the same.  Maintain knowledge of new instructional technologies.  Improve and enhance technologies for learning spaces around the libraries.  Collaborate closely with Smith's Educational Technology Services group.  Collaborate and consult with other instructional technology professionals across the Five Colleges.

Information Literacy:  Participate in leading, implementing and assessing a systematic information literacy program that incorporates the teaching of the effective location, evaluation and ethical use of information into the curriculum.  Collaborate closely with academic departments and individual faculty to teach students about the creation and dissemination of and access to information and knowledge resources.  Applying learning and pedagogical theory, initiate, design, conduct, and assess course-related library instruction, orientations, workshops and other instructional activities.

Reference/Outreach:  Provide reference and research support to faculty and students.  Provide expert guidance to print and electronic resources across multiple interfaces of licensed online databases and relevant internet resources.  Develop subject content for Libraries' web site, including subject and course resource pages, bibliographies, and other web-based tools and digital information services.  Develop, implement and market reference programs, services and resources to user constituencies.

Collection Development and Subject Liaison:  Collaborate with faculty to build collections in print, electronic and other formats that reflect current and developing curricular and research needs in assigned subject areas.  Develop and maintain knowledge of existing and developing modes of scholarly communication and respond to the changing information needs of students and faculty.  Evaluate and select materials; monitor expenditures. Conduct collection analysis and usage studies; stay informed on publishing and pricing trends.

Participate in library wide committees and professional activities.  Engage in continuous professional self-development, and keep current with emerging library practices, methodologies, and technologies. Perform related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.  At least 2 years of experience with selecting, implementing and evaluating instructional technologies in a library setting; knowledge of current issues and trends in pedagogy; teaching experience, especially on the undergraduate level; and experience with the provision of library reference and research assistance to patrons. Advanced degree or background in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences is preferred. 

Skills:  Demonstrated ability to select, implement and evaluate instructional design concepts.  Ability to use instructional technologies effectively to enhance in-person and online library instruction.  A strong commitment to public service; knowledge of current issues and methods of library instruction/information literacy; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment.

To apply, visit Smith College's website.

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Research and Instruction Librarians (2 positions), Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Amherst College, a highly selective liberal-arts college, seeks two talented librarians for newly created positions in the library's Research & Instruction department. Amherst has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one quarter of Amherst's students consists of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first-generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who have experience working in a multicultural environment, are interested in mentoring a diverse student body, and/or who have a record of teaching a diverse student population.

As part of a collaborative and dynamic team of seven Research & Instruction librarians, both positions will teach in the library's program of course-integrated research instruction; build relationships with faculty, students, and staff to support their information needs; serve as subject librarian for several departments, acting as research instructor, liaison, and selector; and provide general research help and guide library users in identifying, retrieving, and evaluating information in all formats. Additionally, the Research, Instruction, & Outreach Librarian will focus on strategies to support student success through library instruction, resources, and services. The Research, Instruction, & User Experience Librarian will take the lead for R&I in working with other library departments to continuously assess research services, resources, and user experience.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates responsive, disciplinary-specific research instruction for classes; teaches how to use information in a variety of settings; and supports students pursuing independent research projects.
  • Serves as subject specialist and liaison to several academic departments in the humanities or social sciences, possibly in foreign languages/literature or disciplines with quantitative needs [may include Economics, Psychology, French, Spanish, Russian, or Math & Statistics, depending on strengths and fit]: provides in-depth consultations about resources and research strategies; develops and manages relevant collections in all formats; connects faculty and students with library services.
  • Provides research assistance in the main Robert Frost Library.
  • Incorporates emerging information technologies and new uses of resources in response to evolving patterns of publishing and information dissemination.
  • Actively participates in outreach activities, committees, and work groups of the Library, the College, Five Colleges, and at regional and national organizations.
  • Demonstrates and facilitates effective communication throughout the Library and across the College.

Additional areas of focus:

Research, Instruction, & Outreach Librarian: Develops outreach strategies to promote library instruction, resources, and services; liaises with student groups and other departments and offices on campus supporting student success.

Research, Instruction, & User Experience Librarian: Takes the lead for R&I in working with other library departments to continuously assess research services, resources, and user experience; anticipates and supports changes in scholarly communication, including digital scholarship.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or foreign equivalent.
  • A history of excellent teaching; a commitment to undergraduates and undergraduate education; and a record of rapport and collaboration on assignments, course design, and pedagogical strategies.
  • Experience in an academic library or research institution with a focus on teaching, resource selection, or other public services.
  • Strong academic background and intellectual curiosity; additional graduate degree and fluency in a foreign language preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to advocate for the Library to a variety of constituents.
  • Commitment to work closely with colleagues, undergraduates, faculty, staff, and college administrators.
  • Willingness to tackle challenges in an academic library with energy and enthusiasm, showing patience, tact, and good humor in providing user-focused public service.
  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a college in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. A review of applications will begin October 17, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. To apply visit the Amherst College Human Resources website.

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Reference Librarian, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

(Part-time, Non-benefited, Academic Year)

MCLA's Freel Library, is seeking a part-time Reference Librarian to provide all aspects of professional reverence services to meet the learning and teachings needs of MCLA students, faculty and staff. Looking for someone available M-W, 2 - 9 p.m., can be somewhat flexible.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting students use technology and library tools to locate information and complete assignments and research projects
  • Maintains knowledge of standard reference and scholarly resources, including Freel Library databases and scholarly public web resources related to the MCLA curriculum
  • Develops and updates bibliographies and other instructional materials in print and electronic format
  • Provides back-up staffing of the circulation desk as necessary

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science and professional experience in an academic library preferred; current enrollment in an MLS/MLIS program with completion of a reference services course considered
  • Familiarly with reference and instruction services in a digital environment and knowledge of a range of print and electronic resources for undergraduate and graduate research needs
  • Expertise in research principles and database searching, familiarity with library automation and emerging library technologies and services
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

TO APPLY: Interested candidates must apply electronically and should submit a letter of interest and resume to: http://mcla.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=52305

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit www.mcla.edu.

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Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

This full-time, tenure-track faculty position will coordinate library instruction for undergraduate writing courses and develop programs that support the needs of Hispanic college students. In addition to participating as a general reference librarian, the Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research consultation; developing and implementing instructional programs and materials; maintaining and building library collections; and planning and fostering outreach to the departments of Chicana/o Studies, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies. As a faculty member, the Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian will be expected to engage in professional growth activities and participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.

This position is open at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank with a yearly salary range of $58,044-$65,000, commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. This position will remain open until filled. Reviews will begin immediately. For first consideration applications must be submitted before October 13, 2014. Anticipated start date is Spring Semester 2015.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit:  http://apply.interfolio.com/26448

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Library Applications Developer, Drexel University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Grade K / Exempt

Position #147510

Division: Drexel University Libraries

Date: September 9, 2014, revised

Summary

Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative and enthusiastic developer to play an integral role in the implementation of infrastructure and services that will enhance the Libraries' support for resource discovery and academic research.

The incumbent will work in a collaborative, team-based environment to leverage, customize, and integrate new technologies and services in support of the Libraries' initiatives. Projects include developing support for the management and archiving of university research data and records and the planning and implementation of a coordinated search and discovery solution for accessing the Libraries' resources. This position will be a key contributor for these projects and will work with tools such as Fedora, Islandora, Solr, and Archivematica. 

As a member of the Libraries' Discovery Systems team and reporting to the manager of discovery systems, the successful candidate will also collaborate with team members and Libraries' staff on technical project development including user needs and functional requirements, design documentation, and evaluating solutions. As needed, the incumbent will also work alongside related groups across the Drexel campus and coordinate technical requirements with other departments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Play an integral role in the planning, development, and implementation of a University-wide search and discovery system that incorporates and exposes content from the Libraries' catalog, academic journals, archives, faculty activity, research data, university records, and outside sources as appropriate.
  • Along with Discovery Systems team members and Libraries' staff, implement a workflow for managing data and digital objects as they move from acquisition systems to systems for processing and into long-term storage and online access through Fedora and Islandora.
  • Work with team members and Archives staff to evaluate, implement, and customize tools, including Archivematica and BitCurator, to support digital object processing and conversion, data transformation, metadata extraction, archival description, and digital forensics.
  • Document solutions and workflows for internal purposes and also as part of compliance with University legal and privacy requirements.
  • Collaborate with the Libraries' discovery systems team and other campus constituents on relevant technology planning and agendas.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Information or Computer Sciences or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2 years minimum application or systems development experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the application development life cycle
  • Demonstrated proficiency with a major language such as PHP, Ruby, Python, Java
  • Experience with XML, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, and other data encoding languages and standards.
  • Experience performing data transfers utilizing software library or language APIs
  • Experience with Linux
  • Commitment to continuously enhancing development skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability
  • Strong oral and written communications skills 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic, library, or archives environments
  • Working knowledge of Apache, Tomcat & other delivery servers.
  • Experience with a version-control system such as Git or Subversion.
  • Experience with the Fedora Commons and Islandora digital asset management systems
  • Experience with data or digital object processing tools such as Archivematica

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=78575

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Collections and Data Management Librarian, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Put your in-depth knowledge of the business/social sciences information industry and your strong quantitative, analytical, communication, and problem solving skills to work in a vibrant organization that is building an exemplar 21st century academic library to support research, teaching, and learning at a world renowned business school.

Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard Business School (HBS) is seeking a versatile, results and service oriented individual who thrives in a changing learning environment to become a key member of the Baker Library collections and data management teams.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Implementing and providing day-to-day management of the new Research Data Management Program for HBS.
  • Acquiring and tracking special data sets and other research materials for individual HBS faculty and doctoral students.
  • Consulting with customers and colleagues on intellectual property issues.
  • Implementing the collection development policy, including vendor negotiations and licensing.
  • Preparing budget requests and forecasts and liaise with Harvard Library acquisitions as needed.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in information management, library science, or business
  • 4+ years' experience in collection development including contract negotiations and management
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise maturity and good judgement in dealing with priority customers and vendors
  • Fundamental understanding of intellectual property issues
  • In-depth understanding of scholarly communications and the information industry, preferably in the field of contemporary business and/or social sciences
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and critical thinking/problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority

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

  • Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others
  • Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community
  • Accountability for personal behavior

To apply, please go to http://bit.ly/1whymgV

If URL does not work go to:
http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/
Click on 'Search Jobs'
Click on 'Search Openings'
Enter #33846BR in the Auto Req ID field and click 'Search'.

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Digital Services/Systems Librarian, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT

Middlesex Community College in Middletown, CT is currently accepting applications for:

Digital Services/Systems Librarian

Full time, 12 month, tenure track

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: December, 2014 or January, 2015

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or closely related discipline and at least one year of professional library experience. Demonstrated
strong computer and information technology skills; knowledge of and experience with library information systems application modules and system configuration; knowledge of and experience with digital/electronic collection management; knowledge of and experience with website development and maintenance; excellent interpersonal, written communication skills; effective presentation skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in an academic library proficiency in using relational database management tools (especially ODBC, MS Access and SQL); knowledge of and
experience with emerging technologies (e.g., mobile applications); knowledge and experience in next generation library information systems and discovery layer service; experience using text-based protocols (e.g., SFTP and SSH); working knowledge of HTML and XML.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Working in a team environment to serve a diverse study body under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will: (1) coordinate and lead
digital/e-resource activities including systems management, policy development and statistical reporting; (2) provide technical support for the Library information system; (3) configure system and OPAC modules; (4) develop and maintain the Library's web presence and other web applications; (5) perform other duties in a small academic library as assigned.

In addition, the individual will be expected to attend and participate in convocation and commencement ceremonies, serve on committees and task forces, and engage in professional development activities. This position may require work evening and occasional weekend work.

EQUIVALENCIES: Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience prepare them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.

MINIMUM SALARY: $61,255 approximate annual

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send letter of intent, Board of Regents application (available at http://mxcc.edu/jobs/) resume, copies of transcripts, and the names of three references to:
Noreen Wilson
Human Resources
Middlesex Community College
100 Training Hill Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Or email to MX-HR-Recruitment@mxcc.edu or fax (860) 343-5870

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 10, 2014

Middlesex Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Adrienne Maslin, Title IX and Section 504/ADA Coordinator for students (Phone: 860-343-5759), Email: AMaslin@mxcc.edu), and Mary Lou Phillips, ADA Coordinator/Title IX and Section 504 Assistant Coordinator for faculty and staff (Phone: 860-343-5751, Email: MPhillips@mxcc.edu), Middlesex Connecticut Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457.

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Middlesex Connecticut Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans

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Customer Service Manager, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Reporting to the Manager of Patron Services, this position has a primary responsibility to manage the access point/portal to production services in the Preservation Department, particularly the Digital Imaging services group. The incumbent coordinates the day-to-day activities of team staff and independently performs a wide range of advanced and complex library duties requiring a substantial knowledge of library wide procedures and services.   
  
Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Represent the department's service offerings to staff, faculty, students, and scholars from Harvard and beyond. Communicate with patrons and staff in person and via email, post, fax, and telephone 
  • Primary responsibility for initial customer contact and inquiries received via email and web forms, leading to formal estimates for work to be performed 
  • Serve as a liaison between Digital Imaging and other academic and administrative offices; coordinate provision of service to libraries and administrative units of the university 
  • Respond promptly, courteously, and in a professional manner to requests, claims, and complaints by telephone, email, letter, and face to face 
  • Coordinate with managers in Digital Imaging to facilitate on-time delivery of products; monitor production schedules and timetables to ensure that commitments are met 
  • Ensure compliance with copyright regulations, application of 'fair use' and adhere to other intellectual property and privacy restrictions 
  • Perform administrative, clerical and financial duties consistent with local and University standards using a suite of Harvard University administrative and financial systems as approved by Harvard and local systems (order management tools)
  • Prepare and maintain the supporting documentation required for processing and invoicing service orders, particularly on-going production projects 
  • Monitor and prepare reports of expenditures to date as required 
  • Assist in the preparation of documentation and statistics required for special projects 
  • Prepare and maintain documentation of office practices; updating staff and documentation as practices change 
  • Design, administer and maintain training tools for orientation to order management tools 
  • Operate and provide initial troubleshooting on standard office computer, copy machine, fax machine; assist others in same as well as arranging for service calls 
  • Maintain both electronic and paper files; with attention to records management, annual growth and record disposal 
  • Prepare and monitor preparation of product/service estimates; address patron question regarding payment and order status 
  • Monitor daily income and production workflow 
  • Actively participate in the planning and implementation of new policies and practices 
  • Participate in library-affiliated discussion and working groups and stay informed of trends in the field 
  • Monitor project workflows developed with other library departments and academic units in conjunction with other departmental staff 
  • Maintain a general knowledge of Library wide range of advanced and complex library duties requiring a substantial knowledge of library wide procedures and services, especially interpreting on-line information about Harvard resources 
  • Demonstrate and model a dedication to excellent internal and external customer service 
  • Mentor staff in all aspects of high quality customer service in the context of departmental mission 
  • Must understand and effectively communicate products and services to a wide range of patrons and project partners 
  • Understanding levels of services and appropriate assignment of priorities 
  • Work with all department staff to ensure that the services offered are consistent with presentation policies, procedures and the preservation needs of the collections

Special note: with implementation of a new order management system (the Aeon photoduplication module) on the near horizon, this position will become the front face of use of the system to a distributed audience. We expected to develop a users group for this system and the incumbent would assume a leading role in that development; incumbent would also assume a key role in training and working with the repositories as they implement the system.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters of Library Science or equivalent education or work experience required 
  • Minimum of 5 years of academic library experience required and strong public service orientation, with previous library or customer service work experience required 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising, training, scheduling, and distributing work for non-exempt level positions required 
  • Demonstrated experience training on technology and workflows required 
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Windows and Office Suite required

Additional Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred 
  • High proficiency with oral and written communication and the ability to write routine correspondence and memos 
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment 
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise discerning judgment 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple task in a high paced environment and work productively in a team environment with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to identify situations where customers and colleagues can benefit from the incumbent's help, and to proactively offer effective/efficient assistance 
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to establish priorities and achieve goals, to initiate and adapt to change, to analyze and solve problems, to be flexible, and to work both independently and collaboratively 
  • Experience developing productive workplace relationships with customers and staff and consistently convey the professionalism that characterizes the work of the department required

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Bibliographer for Social Sciences and Quantitative Data, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

This new position will ensure that the Library provides robust access to quantitative data and government information in support of research and learning in the social sciences and in public policy fields.   This position supports the Library's commitment to world-class collections and services for research, teaching, and learning in the social sciences.  It strengthens our evolving team of staff with specialized expertise and responsibility in this broad realm.   The incumbent, based in the Western Languages Division of Widener's Collection Development Department, will oversee the unit's general social science collections in the English language and will serve as a resource for other units within and beyond the Faculty of Arts and Sciences which pursue analogous materials, including from other language groups and regions.   He/she will work closely with the librarians and units responsible for describing, interpreting, and curating these resources.   
 
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Identify and acquire or otherwise ensure access to the quantitative data and government information resources generated in the English-speaking world in support of scholarship at Harvard. 
  • Oversee and manage general English-language acquisitions in the social sciences (excluding history) and in public policy fields, in accordance with the Harvard Library's collection development policies. 
  • Collaborate with other selectors, within and beyond the Western Languages Division, to develop strong and consistent strategies concerning data and government information. 
  • Develop strong relationships with faculty, researchers, and repositories throughout and beyond the University. 
  • Support and inspire Library staff through a collegial and collaborative approach. 
  • Manage a materials budget of ca. $1M, including a large array of social science serial subscriptions . 
  • Participate in collaborative activities across Harvard's many libraries and units concerned with quantitative data and government information. 
  • Engage as appropriate in collaborations beyond Harvard.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree  or 2-3 years experience. 
  • Deep familiarity with quantitative data and government information as evidenced by advanced training or comparable experience.  
  • A record of scholarly engagement through teaching, publication, and/or presentations.    
  • Experience in identifying, acquiring, and providing access to relevant resources, including serials in both print and electronic formats. 
  • At least 4 years' experience as a data or government information specialist in a large research library or similar organization.  
  • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.  
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the uses of quantitative data and government information in scholarship and library operations.  
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a demanding environment with multiple priorities, deadlines, and expectations.  
  • Evidence of an approach that expects and supports success.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.  
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the uses of quantitative data and government information in scholarship and library operations.  
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a demanding environment with multiple priorities, deadlines, and expectations.  
  • Evidence of an approach that expects and supports success. 
  • Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language. 
  • Commitment to working as part of a team and collaborating in an open environment. 
  • Familiarity with Aleph and other library systems preferred.

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Library Assistant IV, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Information and Technical Services actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management for the Harvard Library.

As a member of the Monograph Acquisitions & Copy Cataloging 3 (MACC 3) unit within the Acquisitions Section, under the supervision of the Manager for MACC 3, the incumbent helps various Acquisitions units by providing timely access to Harvard Library collections by performing a variety of acquisitions and copy cataloging duties for monographs and serials in multiple languages and formats.

Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Staff may be called upon to apply their skills and/or receive additional training in order to contribute to work in other ITS units or teams as occasional, short-term needs occur.

Please note: This is a term position, scheduled to end six months from hire date.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Places orders via Aleph and other systems as appropriate for materials and library workflows within Acquisitions, following bibliographers' directives regarding materials, vendor and fund assignments 
  • Processes shipments of new materials by receiving titles in Aleph, verifying accuracy of vendor invoices and issuing payments in Aleph, paying careful attention to funding sources as designated by bibliographers 
  • Searches bibliographic and related data in catalogs and online databases (vendor databases, OCLC, websites, etc.) for the purpose of ordering, receiving and cataloging material and updating bibliographic information in Aleph 
  • Creates, edits and reviews bibliographic, holdings and item records for materials in all formats and multiple languages according to established guidelines. 
  • Works on the resolution of routine order, receipt, invoice, bibliographic and holdings problems 
  • Participates in routine cataloging, using prepared copy and/or existing data; edits bibliographic holdings and item record data for materials in all formats according to established guidelines 
  • Communicates with vendors, publishers, bibliographers and financial personnel; conducts professional correspondence when needed to solve problems or follow up on orders 
  • Maintains the privacy of patron records and protects high risk/confidential information contained in University records 
  • May serves as a source of information on established policies and procedures for library patrons and staff 
  • Works according to changing daily priorities, demonstrates flexibility and the ability to shift between multiple tasks effectively 
  • Implements existing procedures, monitors effectiveness and suggests alternatives, as needed 
  • Participates in unit-wide planning and implementation of new policies and procedures 
  • May contribute to routine special projects, including documentation and statistics 
  • May assist in training, scheduling and distributing work to other staff or student workers 
  • May assist with developing training and procedural documentation for unit 
  • Contributes to overall goals of the department as appropriate

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent degree or work experience required 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows operating system and Windows software 
  • Demonstrated facility with automated systems, including using online databases, working with spreadsheets and knowledge of file management techniques 
  • Demonstrated experience using technology to perform daily tasks

Additional Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred 
  • Library experience, particularly experience in acquisitions or with serial publications, strongly preferred 
  • Experience working with integrated library systems, particularly Aleph, desirable 
  • Familiarity with at least one foreign language desirable 
  • Work experience in a production-oriented and technology-enhanced environment preferred 
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Ability to perform repetitive work accurately with fine attention to detail 
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively in a team environment, with flexibility and versatility in an evolving work situation 
  • Ability to work independently following established guidelines and procedures 
  • Ability to keyboard for 6 hours a day 
  • Ability to lift and move loads weighing up to 30 pounds; must be able to push heavy library book trucks  
  • Requires bending, squatting, stretching, and climbing small step stools when needed to retrieve books and shelve them   

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Research & Collections Librarian, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The position of Research & Collections Librarian participates in research, teaching, and learning services and initiatives and contributes regularly to collection development activities for Fine Arts Library.  Responsibilities include collaboration in the development and implementation of library programs, online learning tools, and services for the College, FAS, GSAS, and the University.  This position will work closely with library colleagues, faculty, students, museum staff and interns, teaching fellows, and educational technologists to facilitate opportunities for students to discover, evaluate, organize, synthesize, and ethically use a wide range of arts resources in multiple formats. S/he supports virtual and in-person reference services, outreach and library learning programs, and library assessment initiatives.
 
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Participates in research, teaching, and outreach programs of the Fine Arts Library and other libraries of the College and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
  • Participates in collection development of print and digital materials for the Fine Arts Library, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary arts.   Works closely with collection development staff and selectors across the libraries to build comprehensive and cohesive collections in support of teaching and research.
  • Participates in development of orientations for faculty, students and visiting scholars, including library tours, both in-person and virtual.
  • Works individually and with others to develop and implement digital tools in support of research and collections discovery.
  • Serve as Library Liaison, a point of first contact for students, faculty and visiting faculty in an academic department or program. Supports the library's contribution to the work of faculty, students, and administrators.
  • Participates in research services and activities, including contributing to regular hours of reference service each week. Provides in-depth research consultations and interprets and resolves complex reference questions.
  • Collaborates closely with archivists, curators, bibliographers and other library and museum colleagues in delivering research support to teaching and College and University programs.
  • Participates in service to the Library and the University, as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May supervise student employees.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program or equivalent education and experience (5-7 years of work experience in an academic environment).
  • Minimum of three years of reference or research services experience in an academic setting
  • Thorough understanding of arts publishing and collection development principles
  • Significant experience in the effective use of art history and arts research tools (scholarly resources in all formats, citation management tools, image resources, etc.)
  • Academic background in the arts or closely related field
  • Familiarity with at least one European language

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to communicate on a high level with faculty, staff and users at all levels and from diverse backgrounds 
  • Strong public services orientation 
  • Advanced study/degree in an in an art or arts-related field 
  • Familiarity with all contemporary arts media in the Americas and Western Europe 
  • Ability to work collaboratively and inter-disciplinarily 
  • Knowledge of best practices and current methods reference services and pedagogy. 
  • Demonstrated technical and creative abilities digital tools and social media with arts content 
  •  Adaptability and flexibility to succeed in an environment of constant change 
  • Excellent critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Knowledge of current research practices with an emphasis on primary sources materials 
  • Experience in the effective applications of technology in research and education

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.

  • Light lifting of materials 
  • Work requires daily use of computer keyboard, mouse and monitor  

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.

  • Work is performed in a variety of university settings, including libraries, classrooms, student residential settings and department offices

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Library Assistant IV, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Head of Access Services for Humanities & Social Sciences Libraries, the Access Services Specialist carries out various tasks at the Lamont Library to provide access to Harvard Library and its collections. Under the general supervision of the Access Services Team Leader at Lamont Library, the Access Services Specialist performs a variety of skilled library duties to provide access to collections and process library materials. This highly visible position regularly serves as the only Access Services staff member on duty, covering evening and weekend hours, operating in a busy environment and actively assisting users while monitoring multiple library functions. Please note that this is a part time weekend position with the following hours: Fridays 6:30pm to 10pm, Saturdays 2pm to 10pm and Sundays 4pm  to 10pm; hours subject to change based on annual academic cycle and department needs 

  • Circulation: Open and close library and/or Access Services work areas; perform tasks associated with the automated circulation system (charge/discharge and renew materials, create holds and recalls, change item statuses); communicate and enforce library policies; assist patrons with the use of the HOLLIS catalog and the library system to manage patron account information; process item requests; manage requests for off-site Depository materials; process incoming Harvard Depository materials/transfers from other libraries; support security measures; supervise student workers.  
  • Course Reserves: Process course reserve requests and perform physical processing of reserve materials; supervise student workers processing reserve materials, communicates reserve policies/procedures to students, faculty, & teaching staff.  
  • Stacks Maintenance & Reshelving: Process materials for reshelving and reshelve materials; monitor and maintain collection stacks in proper order and oversee arrangement of books on shelves; supervise and assign tasks to student workers charged with reshelving and stacks maintenance projects; participates in collection management projects.  
  • Information Services: Answer informational and directional questions about Lamont and other Harvard Libraries; use the HOLLIS catalog and Aleph to locate materials and answer user questions; appropriately refer patrons with questions that are complex, detailed, or require significant subject expertise; maintain an awareness of role of Access Services and its function within the Harvard Library and the University as a whole.  
  • Resource Sharing: Support resource sharing activities, including processing Scan & Deliver workflows and overseeing student workers; help troubleshoot workflow or equipment problems. 
  • Library Equipment: Maintain, troubleshoot, and coordinate service maintenance for public photocopiers and scanners, public computer workstations, public printers, and microform readers; assist patrons in using Crimson Cash and/or local School-based print accounts. 
  • Student Workers: Supervise, train, adjust schedules, and assign tasks to student workers; oversee performance of daily tasks; address coverage gaps.  
  • Physical Facility: Monitor building; maintain awareness of physical condition, use of space, etc.; identify and resolve/report problems as appropriate; conduct periodic building walkthroughs & clear building at closing time; assists users with disabilities in accessing materials. 
  • Privileges: Provide basic support for Lamont privileges when the Privileges Office is closed; create/issue visitor passes.  
  • Fines & Billing: Provide patrons with basic information regarding overdue fines owed and refer patrons to the library billing office as appropriate.
  • Other: Resolve problems for users through the use and interpretation of established guidelines; collect and record information about library usage, workflows, and processes; effectively communicate with library patrons and colleagues in person, by telephone, and through email and other electronic media; may occasionally support Access Services activities in other units

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience required 
  • Ability to successfully deliver excellent customer service and prioritize service needs in a busy, dynamic public service environment required 
  • Facility with standard office software (Microsoft Word and Excel, email, calendaring applications, etc.) required 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

Additional Qualifications:

  • College degree or college-level coursework preferred 
  • Previous library or related work experience preferred 
  • Experience with an online library catalog and management system (particularly Ex Libris Aleph system) and familiarity with electronic academic library resources preferred 
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment 
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise discerning judgment 
  • Some supervisory experience preferred 
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team environment 
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail 
  • Adaptable, able to flexibly adjust to changing workplace needs 
  • Ability to lift and move loads weighing up to 50 pounds; must be able to push heavy library book trucks
  • Requires bending, squatting, stretching, and climbing small step stools when needed to retrieve books and shelve them

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Assessment Librarian, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Assessment Librarian provides leadership for assessment, measurement, planning and analysis throughout the Harvard Libraries. This position reports into the Harvard Library Administration area and will be working under the Head of Preservation and Imaging Services. The Assessment Librarian oversees and participates in assessment efforts throughout the Harvard Libraries, collects, analyzes, and documents assessment data and develops a data-driven approach to achieving strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs; supports data management, analysis, and reporting needs across the Libraries; and coordinates and delivers training on evaluation, data, and reporting tools.

Duties and Respnsibilities:

  • Initiates or collaborates on cross-departmental quantitative and qualitative user and research studies and actively participates in or supports assessment-focused data collection, analysis, and dissemination of findings 
  • Develops, implements and maintains information systems to collect, store, process, and disseminate data for internal decision-making and external reporting 
  • Analyzes and reports quantitative or qualitative data gathered from various sources including library systems, vendor statistics, observations, surveys, web analytics, interviews, and focus groups 
  • Provides consultation, training, and documentation to support library staff as they gather, process, analyze, manage, and report data related to library resources and services 
  • Works with LTS (Library Technology Services) to gather and create tools that enable managers and staff to make data-driven decisions 
  • Works with the members of the Cabinet, library committees and departments to research, design and test methodologies to create a data farm for the various areas, e.g., collections development and access services 
  • Investigates and communicates new methods for data collection, analysis, and documentation for assessment 
  • Communicates and publishes findings, datasets, and reports to library staff in support of decision-making; reports data and findings to external audiences as appropriate 
  • Manages data collection for annual reporting for the Harvard Libraries; including gathering, reviewing and evaluating, and synthesizing data submitted by library departments and Harvard University's professional school libraries 
  • Fosters and enhances a culture of assessment throughout the library 
  • Improves and manages the Libraries' program for gathering, archiving and analyzing local statistics on library usage, collections and services, coordinates the response to recurring surveys 
  • Contributes to and is highly active in University, local, consortial, regional, and national meetings, conferences, and workshops to stay abreast of approaches to assessing and evaluating library resources and services 
  • Reviews professional literature; networks with other assessment specialists and librarians outside the University; and participates in activities to stay informed about developments and trends in this aspect of library and university practice 
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • MLS or MIS from a program accredited by the American Library Association and/or higher education with an emphasis in assessment, research, measurement, and statistics. 
  • Eight or more years of experience developing assessment tools or writing programs utilizing a wide range of methodologies both qualitative and quantitative that enable others to access data from multiple sources

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting assessment in support of social science research projects using quantitative and qualitative methods to document and analyze data 
  • Ability to present complex information to audiences who possess different levels of library knowledge
  • Firm understanding of customer-focused service delivery and the measurement of customer satisfaction 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Ability to prioritize effectively to advance multiple projects simultaneously and meet project deadlines. 
  • Demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving skills  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrates adaptability and flexibility 
  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work collaboratively as a team member and independently 
  • Experience working in an academic research library or institution of higher education preferred.

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

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

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

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

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai's faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.

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

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

Preferred:

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

Salary/Benefits:

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

To Apply:

To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

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

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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RIS (Reference and Instruction Services) Internship, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Position

Mount Holyoke College Reference and Instruction Services (RIS)

Simmons School of Library and Information Sciences at Mount Holyoke College (SLIS at MHC) Part-time Student Intern

Location

Mount Holyoke College, Library Information and Technology Services (LITS)

Supervisor

Nick Baker
Managing Liaison, Research & Instructional Support
413-538-3014
nbaker@mtholyoke.edu 

Date
Anticipated term: September 2014 through December 2014, with the potential of continuing through May 2015

Time commitment: 12 hours per week

Department

Simmons School of Library and Information Sciences

Address

Site:

Library, Information and Technology Services
Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Simmons SLIS West
19 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Job Description

The Intern will serve as a member of the Research and Instructional Support (RIS) team comprised of library and instructional technology liaisons working within the Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) division at Mount Holyoke College.  Reporting to a Managing Liaison, the intern will work on specific projects with mentoring from and in close collaboration with RIS team members.  Projects and assignments will be selected based on departmental need, the intern's qualifications and interest, and RIS staff time.

Projects may include:

  • Staffing the Research Help Desk and shadowing liaisons
  • Observing and assisting liaisons with instruction sessions
  • Developing flipped classroom resources for library instruction
  • Creating Moodle modules for assessing and improving student understanding of library resources
  • Collaborate with the Digital Liberal Arts pod to produce Digital Humanities research and supporting materials
  • Participate in appropriate RIS and LITS staff meetings and committees

Qualifications

Required:

  • Enrollment in the SLIS at MHC program.
  • Completion of the Reference/Information Services (LIS 407) class.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Interest in a user-centered approach to library and technology services.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff, and others in a collaborative work environment.
  • Good computer technology and internet skills and a strong ability and desire to learn new ones.

Recommended:

  • Familiarity with reference sources (print and electronic) and an interest in teaching and learning.
  • Coursework or other experience in collection development, developing a user-centered approach to library and technology services, LIS 467 - Web Development and Information Architecture, helpful.
  • Creativity and a sense of playfulness.

Hourly rate:

$11.50/hour

Application Submittal

Please send a letter of interest and a resume to Nick Baker anbaker@mtholyoke.edu with the subject line "Internship" on or before September 18, 2014.

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Circulation Night Supervisor, Neilson Library, Smith College, Northampton, MA

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Operations and Supervision (60%): Manage services, operations, facilities and security in Neilson Library during nighttime hours. Train and supervise student workers; address scheduling problems and ensure adequate staffing. Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the libraries' online circulation system. Develop a thorough knowledge of the physical facility, equipment and collections. Make decisions or take action in situations requiring immediate response. Address policy questions, making exceptions as warranted. Oversee safety and security throughout the building, including closing procedures. Confer with Campus Police as needed. Keep daytime staff well informed about ongoing issues, problems and concerns.

Oversee Five College delivery service; coordinate daily processing of incoming and outgoing materials; resolve problems; communicate with Five College libraries. Manage holds and lost/missing/claims returned items; establish schedules and procedures; update library database; regularly clear expired holds; communicate with patrons on related issues. Maintain a working knowledge of/handle tasks for reserves, videos and billing.

Direct Customer Service (40%): Provide direct service at the circulation desk in accordance with service standards. Interpret citations; check library holdings. Check materials in and out. Collect fines and fees. Answer questions and provide information, directions, and referrals. Resolve service problems, issues and questions. Sort and reshelve materials. Monitor equipment; fix minor problems.

Maintain effective communications with staff throughout the libraries. Maintain a basic knowledge of related services (e.g., reference, interlibrary loan, acquisitions, cataloging, branches). Contribute effectively to teamwork, communication, problem solving and customer service. Participate in meetings, planning sessions, and committees.

Provide back-up assistance for all other circulation functions. Perform related duties as required.

Sunday -- Wednesday: 5PM - 1AM
Thursday: 2 - 10PM

Contact Circulation Manager Reese Julian, fjulian@smith.edu

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Senior Web Developer, University Library System, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Requisition:  26858BR
www.yale.edu/jobs 

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

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Manager of User Experience in Library IT, the Senior Web Developer will provide leadership and technical expertise for the continued development of the Library's web presence. The User Experience Group within Library IT is a highly collaborative team overseeing the library's digital interfaces in the Drupal content management system, Blacklight, and Libguides. The Web Developer will serve as technical lead on Drupal and Libguides implementations, and will develop, design, maintain and enhance Web-based technology solutions for the Yale University Library. He/she will develop, communicate and implement web policy for the library, design best practice standards, style guides, documentation and required web page elements for the Library websites. He/she will monitor and support quality assurance, including validation of web pages and compliance with web accessibility and ADA guidelines; test cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device compatibility.

A significant part of this position involves working collaboratively with Yale central ITS staff who support the Yale Drupal service called YaleSites. He/she will monitor developments and new modules in Drupal and YaleSites, and will develop close working relationships with ITS staff. The position will serve as a YaleSites/Drupal resource to the library, providing support, training, information and coordination of development with distributed library staff who maintain web sites.

The incumbent will work with others in the library to integrate library digital content into other platforms, and to make that content more easily discoverable by library patrons. He/she will provide web programming and design services in support of the discovery, delivery and use of online library resources by students, faculty and visitors to the library's digital interfaces. Projects may include creating mobile ready versions of the library web site and catalog, bringing XML records from the library's Blacklight implementation into the web site and Libguides, and integrating multimedia collections into digital interfaces These projects may involve implementation of open source code created in other libraries, and using various API's made available by library vendors and development partners. The successful candidate will have a portfolio demonstrating web programming and web site architecture/design, and will have a commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of web content management/creation experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Demonstrated ability to build and manage functional and dynamic web based systems using content management systems such as Drupal, including theming and coding and support for responsive/adaptive design.
  3. Expert ability in working with HTML, XML, CSS, and Javascript. Demonstrated ability deploying PHP code to filter, process, and output HTML, JSON and XML data.
  4. Strong project management and vendor management skills.
  5. Strong commitment to customer service with well-developed communication skills and demonstrated abilities to work collegially with staff, researchers, and colleagues, especially in the context of technology initiatives.
  6. Demonstrated initiative and self-direction, including ability to quickly and efficiently prioritize workload to meet deadlines in an environment of multiple and changing priorities.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Master's degree in computer science, information science or library science. Experience in a library or other academic organization. Experience using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, or other graphic design software.

The University and the Library

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

Salary and Benefits:

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

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letterresume, and the names and contact information of three professional referencesshould be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 26858BR.  Please be sure to reference #26858BR in your cover letter.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Interim Social Sciences Reference Librarian, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Sacred Heart University seeks an interim Social Sciences reference librarian. This is a 12-month appointment without possibility of renewal, while a colleague librarian is assigned to work remotely from the University on a 12-month fellowship with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The position will begin September 29, 2014 or as soon thereafter as possible, until September 28, 2015.  Working in a team-oriented library environment, this interim Librarian supports the learning and teaching mission of the University in collaboration with other librarians, and especially with faculty colleagues in social and behavioral sciences.  He or she develops and maintains consultative relationships and an array of user-centered services in support of the research, instructional and resource needs of the students, faculty and general University community.  In addition, she or he collaborates with colleagues in support of users of the library's Patent and Trademark Resource Center. The principle duties and responsibilities of this position include; providing general reference services; teaching bibliographic and information literacy instruction sessions; advocating on behalf of the academic programs in library planning; and participating in the delivery and management of public and reference services.  Other duties may be assigned pending conversation with the interim librarian. Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program of library or information science; Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; legal status to work in the USA.  Preferred: a second master's degree in social sciences, or experience in an academic library.  Please apply online at www.sacredheart.edu/jobs.cfm.  Click on "Administrative and Staff Opportunities."  SHU offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits and compensation package that exceeds the Connecticut Library Association-recommended minimum salary.  A pre-employment background check is conducted for all positions.

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Dean of Library Services, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

POSITION:

Dean of Library Services- Academic Affairs Division

This is a full-time, Non-Unit Professional position.

Start Date:  October, 2014

COMPENSATION:

Salary Range:  $79,694-$92,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package

Funding Source:  State

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean is responsible for the overall management and direction of library services and operations in support of the College mission.  Articulates a vision for the library that supports the college mission through strategic planning and by identifying, developing and assessing new information technologies, information resources and services.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  1. An active participant in library consortia locally, regionally and statewide to ensure access to all available resources.
  2. Maintains delivery of prompt, quality library resources and services to serve the diverse needs of administrators, faculty, students and the surrounding community.
  3. Administers library operations, including budget preparation, development and implementation of policy, assessment of user services/resources and personnel management.
  4. Develops and implements long-range and strategic plans for library services to support the College's mission.
  5. Assumes a leadership role in identifying new information technologies, resources and services relevant to the library's mission.
  6. Advocates for the continuing development of the library. Fosters professional development for all library staff members.
  7. Participates actively in College affairs in order to align library programs with institutional goals and integrates the library into the curriculum.
  8. Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Supervisory experience in a collective bargaining environment; success in acquiring grant support.

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:

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

- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 

- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

TO APPLY:

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

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

DEADLINE:

Applications will be reviewed beginning September 19, 2014 - Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

Website:  www.hcc.edu

***An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer***

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Instructional Design Librarian, Assistant Library Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library seeks an innovative and dynamic librarian who understands the changing environment of technology, information literacy instruction, reference, and public services in an academic library. The position, which reports to the Director of Information & Instruction Services, will combine the skill-set of an academic librarian with an instructional designer's ability to design and develop pedagogically rich tools and experiences to enhance critical thinking and information literacy on campus. This position will work with faculty librarians on incorporating learning theory and instructional technologies into the teaching and learning process. As part of the Information & Instruction Services Department, this position will also be responsible for providing general reference services, classroom instruction, liaison duties, and individual consultations.

UVM is in the midst of implementing two new campus-wide information literacy initiatives. The successful candidate will work with colleagues from UVM Libraries and across campus to support these initiatives and make these programs sustainable for the long term.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate closely with instruction librarians to create innovative and effective approaches to strengthening library faculty skills to design curriculum, tools and learning experiences that enhance critical thinking and information literacy.
  • Apply learning theory, pedagogical methods, and learning outcomes assessment.
  • Stay informed of user needs and trends in academic library public services, including trends in online learning; about information tools and resources; and about emerging trends in teaching and learning in academic library instruction.
  • Participate in the library liaison program and provide outreach and services to faculty and students.
  • Actively participate in departmental and library initiatives, work groups and committees.
  • Serve at the reference desk, including some night and weekend assignments.
  • Engage in scholarly and creative activity and in service to the profession, as required of library faculty members.
  • Participate in library instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or international equivalent.
    • Experience applying instructional design principles and techniques, learning theory, or pedagogical methods and assessment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.
    • Experience with online tools such as:
      • lesson building software (e.g.  Adobe Captivate, etc.)
      • content management systems (e.g. Drupal, LibGuides, etc.)
      • learning management systems  (e.g. Blackboard, etc.)
    • Experience providing information literacy instruction.
    • Reference experience in face-to-face and online environments.
    • Demonstrated ability to take the lead on and responsibility for small projects.
    • Excellent facilitation, interpersonal relations, and communication skills.
    • Demonstrated commitment to scholarship/professional development; potential to meet requirements expected of academic library faculty.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Professional experience in an academic library.
  • Experience  creating online and hybrid course design.
  • Experience working on campus-wide information literacy programs or initiatives such as General Education.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a portfolio of two or three samples of their work in instructional design. The portfolio can include, but is not limited to, lesson plans, URLs for: digital learning objects, online tutorials, websites, toolkits, LibGuides or course guides, or assessment tools.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see http://www.uvm.edu/president/?Page=whydiversity_statement.html

SALARY AND RANK:

The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Library Professor. Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The minimum salary for an Assistant Library Professor is $51,412. Generous benefit package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than October 10, 2014.

For further information on this position, refer to job posting #F022PO or to apply on-line, please visit our website at: www.uvmjobs.com; telephone 802-656-3150.

The University of Vermont is an Equal/Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont's public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 12,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries, deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service. UVM Libraries use Primo as their discovery search interface, ScholarWorks@UVM as the institutional repository and offer unique digital collections via the Center for Digital Initiatives.

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.

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Online Reference Services Coordinator and Information Science Librarian, University of Washington Libraries

LOCATION:  Reference and Research Services Division

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.

Reference and Research Services Division

The Online Reference Services Coordinator and Information Science Librarian reports to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Division. The Division provides virtual and on-site information and reference services in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and international studies. The Division includes Information Services, Suzzallo Reference, Government Publications, Maps, Media Center, Microforms and Newspapers, Data Services, the Research Commons, and Educational Outreach Services.  Librarians provide consultations, reference, instruction services, and collection development for their academic departments.

THE POSITION

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to supporting user needs through a robust virtual reference and information service.  The Libraries utilizes OCLC's QuestionPoint to manage inquiries submitted via email, 24/7 chat, and text messaging through a single portal. In addition to participation in QuestionPoint's 24/7 chat cooperative, the Libraries is a member of AskWA, Washington State's cooperative reference service. The Online Reference Services Coordinator is responsible for the daily oversight of the Libraries' centralized AskUs virtual service point, and serves as the Libraries liaison to OCLC QuestionPoint and AskWA.  The Coordinator works with a small team sharing responsibility for answering and referring questions. The librarian will serve as the Information Science librarian, providing reference services, research consultations, outreach, instruction services, and collection development for programs in the Information School.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provides leadership for the Libraries AskUs virtual, centralized service point. Monitors, responds to, and refers requests. Develops and provides training on QuestionPoint features and best practices. Serves as the Libraries' expert on QuestionPoint. Understands the technical features of the system and works with Libraries Information Technology Services (ITS) to implement enhancements.
  • Serves as the Libraries primary liaison to OCLC QuestionPoint and to AskWA. Duties may include membership on the OCLC QuestionPoint 24/7 Advisory Board and the AskWA Steering Committee.
  • Monitors and analyzes service usage and provides reports. Recommends new service approaches based on data. Reviews transcripts to ensure quality and communicates regularly with staff on best practices, software changes, and 24/7 chat policies.
  • Seeks venues to expand the service to users, collaborating with partners in the Libraries and on campus to integrate online reference and information services.
  • Serves as the Libraries' liaison to the Information School, selecting materials to support research and instruction, and providing instructional and research consultation services to faculty and students. Responsible for maintaining research guides for disciplines offered in the Information School. Provides other services and support described in the UW Libraries' Subject Librarian Position Description Framework.
  • Participates in general and specialized reference services in the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences through consultations, chat and email, and some desk hours. 
  • Manages state, gift, and grant funds for information science library acquisitions. May recommend materials from the collections for digitization and participate in regional and national cooperative collection development programs. Participates in meetings of the Social Sciences Fund Group and the Social Sciences Teaching Community.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Minimum of two years of post-MLS experience in public services in an academic library.
  • Minimum of one year post MLS recent, regular experience providing chat reference.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and accomplishment in the provision of virtual reference and information services
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in using online tools and technologies.
  • Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities.
  • Evidence of a strong customer service focus and a passion for providing excellent reference and information services to users
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

Preferred:

  • Evidence of engagement with current and emerging educational technology trends
  • Collection development and management experience in an academic library
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction

SALARY: $48,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

RANK:  Position will be at rank of Assistant Librarian, Sr. Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian, depending on 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)
  • 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, October 10, 2014.

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at libhr@uw.edu.​

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Head of Cataloging/Metadata, Geisel Library, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Geisel Library of Saint Anselm College is accepting applications for the position of Head of Cataloging/Metadata. Saint Anselm is a Catholic liberal arts college founded by the Order of Saint Benedict in 1889. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire the college enrolls approximately 1900 students at a scenic residential campus.  Geisel Library collections include over 240,000 print volumes, 130,000 EBooks, and nearly 100 online databases. The Cataloging unit is responsible for successfully describing and providing online access points to all publications that are acquired or subscribed to by the Library, including all formats, genres, languages, and locations.  Geisel is member of OCLC and currently uses an integrated Millennium library system from Innovative Interfaces, Inc. with hopes of integrating with a Discovery layer of services in the coming semesters.  See www.anselm.edu/library for further details.

The Head of Cataloging/Metadata is responsible for producing and coordinating standardized metadata in all formats & collections, including for electronic resources, special collections and, as possible, our growing collections in the College and Abbey Archives.  The successful candidate will lead all efforts to efficiently and effectively use MARC21, Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification, and Resource Description and Access standards (as well as related initiatives) to organize and represent Library collections for our community in GeiselCat and other online systems.  This position reports to the library Head of Technical Services and coordinates the work of librarians, support staff and student assistants in a Library team-oriented environment.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • implementing new procedures and workflow as technologies evolve;
  • creating and updating documentation on local cataloging policy decisions;
  • providing ongoing training and support for staff assisting with cataloging;
  • weekly service in Reference plus outreach & instruction for an academic department;
  • coordinating metadata services with Acquisitions, Reference, and Archives.

Required Skills:

Requires a versatility for working with multiple computer applications simultaneously, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to serve at the Reference Desk and occasionally lead group instruction.  Reading ability in French, Latin, or a similar foreign language, and the ability to problem solve and succeed autonomously is preferred.

Required Experience:

ALA accredited MLS with progressive cataloging experience in an academic library, and significant experience with database maintenance and the cataloging standards listed above. Experience assisting with metadata for archival and rare book collections is preferred.

To receive full consideration, please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

The position is open until filled.  Applications received by September 22, 2014 will receive first consideration.

The successful candidate will be able to assist the College to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity.

All candidates must apply via the College's website at: www.anselm.edu/hr

Job Location:  Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Position Type:  Full-Time / Regular / Salaried / 35 hr./wk.

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Reference Librarian for Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as an assistant professor/librarian in the Reference Services department of Gulf Coast Library in the University Libraries.

Job Summary:

The reference librarian for sciences is a member of the Reference Services 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; 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; working some night and weekend hours in the Information Commons; participating in library-supported professional development activities and community service; and promoting user education by conducting bibliographic instruction sessions.

Duties and Responsibilities of this position include the following:

Serves as embedded Librarian for the Colleges of Science and Technology and Nursing with regard to supporting the colleges' research resource and instructional needs

Provides reference and directional assistance to 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 assigned to academic departments in the Colleges of Science and Technology and Nursing

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: A master's degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience in assisting faculty and students with conducting searches in scientific databases and other types of research resources to meet their scholarly goals and objectives.

Demonstrated ability to teach the concepts and skills of information research in both virtual and in-person settings.

Preferred Qualifications: An undergraduate degree in one of the sciences. Demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction in an academic or special library and experience or interest in developing outreach programs that engage faculty and students with library research resources.

Additional University/Departmental Information: Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls approximately 16,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Five additional research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at www.usm.edu.

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

Work Hours: Will vary depending on teaching schedule and will include evenings, weekends and holidays in rotation with other Reference Services department personnel.

To apply for this position, please go to: https://jobs.usm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1409936674255.

Please forgive any duplication through postings to multiple listservs.

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Information Products Librarian (temporary/part-time), Knowledge & Library Services/Baker Library, Harvard Business School

This is a 15-17 hour/week position. Hourly rate of pay is $45.00/hour.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Consults with product and services development teams to determine customer information needs and how to address them using a variety of research tools, products and services.

Leverages the holdings of Baker Library's contemporary and/or historical collections to create new and/or support existing information products and services.

Curates and delivers business information from licensed and freely-available sources in a variety of formats across a broad range of industries and business topics.

Uses appropriate tools for business research and information product development, such as licensed databases, RSS feeds, citation management tools, research guides, etc.

Basic Qualifications required for this position:

Masters degree or equivalent graduate education in Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, or Library/Information Science, or other relevant discipline.

Knowledge of business information sources; broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business history, etc.; solid understanding of business and economics concepts and related quantitative measures. Demonstrated skills and experience in the use of common tools for information access, management, analysis, and presentation.  Demonstrated ability to access and extract information from data in a variety of formats.

Excellent organizational, writing, communication and interpersonal skills. 

Additional Skills, Experience, Credentials needed for this position:

Demonstrated dedication, flexibility, creativity, and adaptability in the uses and management of available resources and in identifying, evaluating, acquiring, accessing, and employing new resources.

Demonstrated ability to take initiative and thrive in a high-paced, changing, collaborative environment. Able to produce timely, high quality results under pressure.

Highly developed skills in information organization, presentation and delivery; critical thinking; customer service; initiative.

Demonstrated record of managing client relationships, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines and sharing workloads and projects with a research team.

Beginning to intermediate HTML; basic image /video editing; ability to create screencasts; intermediate to advanced desktop computer skills (as applicable) 

Please email cover letter and resume to:Michael Hemment (mhemment@hbs.edu)

No phone calls please.

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Research Data Management Librarian, Science and Engineering Library, Boston University

Tracking Code

1628/H0414*

Job Description

Lead Boston University Libraries efforts to support faculty and students in the management of their research data throughout its lifecycle. Educate and lead subject librarians in providing data management services. Work with other relevant university offices to develop policies and workflows related to data management, and outreach directly to students and faculty through workshops, websites, and one-on-one consulting on data management issues. Represent Boston University Libraries in regional and national groups related to the topic, while keeping up-to-date on the latest developments. Study the specific data management needs of Boston University students and faculty, and will assess the impact of the library's data management services towards furthering the research efforts at the university.

Required Skills

Masters degree in Library Science. Superior oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with the research processes used in one or more academic disciplines. Knowledge of best practices related to research data management, which includes metadata, format migration, preservation, reuse and retrieval. Familiarity with data management requirements of federal agencies. Must be energetic, out-going and capable of making connections with the libraries, faculty, students, and staff across the University. Experience with grant writing or data management plan development, web development, scripting, and programming languages. One to three years of related experience in an academic library.

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

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Salary

Grade 74

Tracking Code

1628/H0414*

To apply, go to http://www.bu.edu/hr/jobs/open-job-opportunities/ and search for the listing using the above Tracking Code. Please include both a resume and cover letter in your application.

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Weekend Library Assistant, Bay State College, Boston, MA

The Bay State College Library, a small academic library located in the Back Bay, is seeking a part-time weekend Library Assistant for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Requirements:

  • Availability to work on Saturdays from 10am-6pm and Sundays from 12-8pm from September until May

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assisting students with college-level academic research and MLA/APA formatting
  • Checking out library materials to students
  • General computer, Microsoft Office, and copy machine trouble-shooting
  • Other duties and projects as assigned (collection development, copy cataloging, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate is enrolled or recently graduated from an ALA-accredited library science graduate program
  • Work experience in a college library and familiarity with OPAC, library database and advanced internet searching is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills  
  • An extremely dependable individual who has demonstrated the ability to work independently is essential

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and current resume to Jessica Neave, Bay State College Librarian, at jneave@baystate.edu.

The library assistant is a temporary contract position and does not offer benefits. Hourly rate of pay is $15.

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Research Librarians, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

Susquehanna University is seeking two talented Research Librarians to add to our growing team in the beautifully renovated Blough-Weis Library. Recent MLIS degree candidates are encouraged to apply!

Research Librarian: Instructional and Digital Scholarship

The Instruction and Digital Scholarship Librarian will identify and develop new digital tools and information resources that advance scholarly inquiry, while supporting innovative library instruction services. This is a new position, and can be an outstanding opportunity for someone with vision and drive to make a difference on our campus. For a full job description and to apply for the position, see: https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/224

Research Librarian: Outreach and Collection Development

The Outreach and Collection Development Librarian creates approaches for marketing and branding of the library and specifies targeted outreach for new and existing programs. Provides the leadership and planning necessary to develop, maintain, and promote the use of a strong collection of resources in all formats to support the academic curriculum. With our renovation, we have energy and momentum to make exciting changes to our programs! For a full job description and to apply for the position, see: https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/223

Minimum requirements for both positions include a Master of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited graduate school or the equivalent. Librarians at Susquehanna are non-tenured faculty with opportunities for professional development. University employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package.

To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of interest, resume and a list of three professional references as part of the online application process. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a selective, residential liberal arts college that provides a traditional background in the liberal arts, as well as professional experiences--a winning combination that prepares students for an increasingly fast-moving and interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and experiential learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. In 2013, the university received the Andrew Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus from the Institute of International Education, in recognition of its Global Opportunities program and related initiatives. About 2,200 students come to Susquehanna from 35 states and 21 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the picturesque town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. Susquehanna University lies in the heart of the Susquehanna River Valley, which attracts more than 1.8 million visitors each year. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu. Susquehanna University is committed to fostering a diverse and welcoming community. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna is an EO/AA employer. 

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Library Associate: Acquisitions (part-time), Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

Become part of a vibrant community of world-class professionals transforming the lives of a motivated and diverse student population. A pioneer in innovative academic programs since 1897 Bay Path University is seeking a Library Associate for acquisitions, interlibrary loan, and other related tasks as assigned. The Library Associate will oversee and maintain acquisitions functions for library materials in all formats using WMS software; assist in interlibrary loan functions using OCLC and other automated systems; and perform public services, including circulation of library materials, reserves, and general office support. Twelve-month position, 30 hours per week during regular business hours; occasional evening and/or weekend hours may be required.

Qualifications: academic degree, business focus preferred; familiarity with academic library services; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software; Internet search skills; library experience desirable; experience with WMS and OCLC software a plus.

Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter outlining salary requirements, resume, and contact information for four professional references.  All applications should be sent electronically in MS Word format to hr@baypath.edu

An equal opportunity employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

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Reference Librarian (part-time), Mount Ida College, Newton, MA

Success happens here. Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, just minutes from Boston which provides career focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our approximately 1,400 students for success in their chosen fields of endeavor.

With a tight-knit, inclusive community, a diverse student body, winning NCAA Division III sports teams, a beautiful and safe suburban campus, and a vibrant school spirit, Mount Ida is the place where students become the best version of themselves.

Mount Ida College is seeking to fill an immediate vacancy for a part-time Reference Librarian (14 hours per week for 32 weeks per year) to oversee the operations of the library on one weekend day (Saturdays) and one evening during the academic year. The Reference Librarian also supervises work study students who assist in the operation of the library. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Managing the circulation desk and collection issues
  • Answering reference questions
  • Supporting the Copy Center activities as needed
  • Training and supervising work-study students
  • Offering training on library databases and software
  • Supporting students in their use of technology

Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree (graduate student in Library and Information Science or MLS preferred) as well as knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, and knowledge and experience using Learning Management Systems such as Angel or Blackboard and Sierra ILS or similar system.  Additional qualifications include experience teaching or training, willingness to learn new technologies and ability to work on projects with minimal supervision.

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@mountida.edu.

Mount Ida College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications of individuals who would increase the richness of the College's diversity are welcomed.

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Access and Instructional Services Librarian, World Learning, Brattleboro, VT

Is this job for you?

Have you been known to engage a room full of people with your instructive prowess? Does data mining and analyzing statistics put a smile on your face? Have you ever created a mental book list while on your commute to work? Do you have a positive perspective? Do you look to make a powerful and lasting impact? Are you able to stay focused in an interruption rich environment? Are you looking to start your career in an exciting academic library?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, this might be the right job for you. We are looking for an efficient, innovative, and organized problem-solver and team member. You should be a good communicator and someone who enjoys working in a diverse, intercultural environment.

About the Library and Information Commons

The Donald B. Watt Library and Information Commons provides a collection of materials and original research relevant to SIT Graduate Institute's and SIT Study Abroad's curricula. These materials include e-books, electronic databases, video streaming, and original undergraduate and graduate student or faculty research, in addition to books, DVDs, videotapes, and periodicals,. The majority of the library's collection is available in electronic format as 93% of the Library's more than 3,000 patrons are remote users arrayed in 35 countries around the world and at the SIT Graduate Institute's Washington D.C. instruction site.

General Description:

The Access and Instructional Services Librarian actively promotes the collection to students and faculty and responsively plans and delivers many of the Library's access and instructional services. The position provides support and oversight of the InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery systems, in addition to overseeing reference and circulation services. The candidate reports to the Donald B. Watt Library Director and works in close collaboration with the Electronic Services Librarian and the Educational Technologist. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Actively promotes the collection, and assists with library marketing and outreach activities.
  • Manages access and circulation services (utilizing all aspects of Koha, ILLIAD, and Springshare products, such as LibGuides and LibAnswers), including stacks and reserves management, patron account creation and modification, collection retrieval and delivery for on-campus and remote patrons. Supervises circulation desk activities.
  • Manages Document Delivery (Interlibrary loan, commercial document suppliers, table of contents, etc.)
  • Manages the adoption, implementation, and review of new technologies and methods to ensure quality of cataloging, metadata, and access to library services.
  • Provides reference and research assistance to on- and off-campus students, faculty, and staff.
  • Provides library instruction to on-campus and off-campus students via email, phone and IM chat.
  • Develops electronic training materials, instructional videos, interactive online tutorials, and research guides that focus on library databases and services.
  • Develops new discovery tools for enhanced access to local, national, and international collections.
  • Assists with creating and maintaining content on library website.
  • Oversee all aspects of the physical space and its maintenance and operations
  • Hires, supervises and trains library student workers/staff in the technical processing of all materials for the library collection.
  • Manages library acquisitions for reserves and interlibrary loan for purchase services.
  • Responsible for collection development in assigned subject areas by evaluating collections and materials, serving as faculty liaison in assigned subjects, and recommending new purchases and licenses for online resources.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited institution. If currently in graduate school, must complete degree within one semester of hire.
  • Experience in Library Instruction.
  • Ability to work effectively with remotely based patrons and with a diverse population from the U.S. and abroad.
  • Ability to work some weekends and evening hours.

Preferred:

  • Minimum of one year of academic library experience.
  • Previous experience with Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services, Koha, and Springshare software (LibGuides, LibCal, LibAnswers, LibChat).
  • Competency in one or more foreign languages.
  • Experience in project and digital assets management.
  • Student worker supervision.

Review of applications will begin immediately until position is filled. Please submit the following as one PDF and also email to Oscar.Lanzagalindo@sit.edu:

  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé
  • Three professional references

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Adjunct Faculty Librarian, Fall 2014, Mason Library, Keene State College, Keene, NH

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a part time adjunct faculty librarian to join our team and assist with providing research services and instruction. The position is part-time, non-benefitted, 15 hours a week, beginning August 25, 2014 through December 12, 2014 with a salary of $6,000 per semester.

The successful candidate will teach or co-teach information literacy sessions, provide research assistance for the Information Desk, participate in initiatives such as the personal librarian program, and training student Research & Technology Fellows. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of LibGuides, the creation of instruction materials, and collection development.

Qualifications Required: ALA-accredited MLS degree; experience or coursework with applied practice in providing reference; ability to work independently.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Academic library experience; course work in or experience teaching.

Application: Apply online at https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54595 

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

* Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities

* Curriculum Vitae

* Contact information for three references

Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until position is filled or otherwise closed at the College's discretion.

For more information about Keene State College, Mason Library, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community, visit: http://www.keene.edu/ http://www.keene.edu/library/ http://www.usnh.edu/ or http://www.ci.keene.nh.us 

Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society.

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Penn Digital Library Metadata Management Intern

Availability: one position available to begin September 2014 through May 2015

Hours: 10 to 20 hours/week, flexible during Monday-Friday 9-5 time period.

Salary: $18/hour.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Penn Libraries seeks a Metadata Intern to help build and support electronic library services for scholars and learners worldwide. This is an opportunity to gain practical work experience in complex and multifaceted digital library work at a leading research library. Working under the supervision of the Penn Libraries' digital library architect and planner, the intern will support services like managing metadata on research data, mapping MARC metadata to the Libraries discovery system, and supporting The Online Books Page, the Forward to Libraries project, and other digital library services. The Metadata Intern responds to queries and requests from the public, researches copyright, creates and maintains catalog records for online books, serials, and other materials, aligns bibliographic and topical metadata with a variety of name and subject authorities, and performs a variety of other tasks related to metadata and public service. 

The Metadata Intern is a paid internship, ideally for an MSLIS candidate who can work 10-20 hours per week during the 2014-2015 academic year. Work will primarily take place in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center at the University of Pennsylvania; a limited amount of remote work may also be possible.

Qualifications:
This position requires knowledge of bibliographic, authority, cataloging and metadata schemes, understanding of copyright, skills with electronic text editors and online interaction with the public, a self-motivated work ethic, careful attention to detail, adaptability, and readiness to acquire new skills and procedures. We also value, but do not require, experience with the Linux or Unix environment, and scripting languages. 

If you have these skills, if you are interested in exploring and bringing to the public collections of millions of books and subjects, if you seek opportunities to expand and grow your knowledge, understanding, and practice in digital libraries, we encourage you to apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of:
Elizabeth Martin at martinev@pobox.upenn.edu

Please write "Digital Library Internship" in the subject line.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Evening/Weekend Supervisor, Science Library, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members -- students, faculty and staff -- in a community marked by freedom, mutual respect and civility. Job candidates of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Provide evening and weekend support in the Science Library in the absence of the librarian.  Provide customer service and operational assistance.  Assist people with finding resources, computer use, printing, scanning, etc.  Provide direction and supervision to student employees.  Put materials on reserve, investigate missing books. Help with Interlibrary Loan. Other duties and special projects as assigned.

This is a part time, hourly position.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

Computer literacy, administrative skills, experience dealing with student employees and ability to solve patron complaints.  Bindery experience, knowledge of Library of Congress classification system, and science related databases preferred.  

Academic year only.

HOURS: Tuesday 6:00PM - 11:00PM

            Wednesday  6:00PM - 11:00PM

            Saturday OR Sunday 11:00AM -6:00PM; may vary

Please apply at: http://holycross.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=52233

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Director of Library Services, Newbury College, Brookline, MA

Newbury College invites applications and nominations for a full-time position as Director of Library Services starting in January 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Associate University Librarian for Collections and Discovery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Job Opening ID: 2015037

Title: Associate University Librarian for Collections and Discovery

The University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the nation's leading public research universities, seeks applications for the position of Associate University Librarian for Collections and Discovery.

This senior management position, reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries, will provide strong leadership and oversight for a new programmatic area that supports the University of Connecticut community's research, teaching, and scholarship. The Collections and Discovery Area supports acquisitions, metadata services, electronic resource management, document delivery-interlibrary loan resource sharing, and discovery services. As part of the Vice Provost's Council, the AUL works collaboratively with the Vice Provost and senior administration, responsible for the overall success of the University Libraries in meeting the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University of Connecticut.  Additionally, this position will be actively engaged in the development, implementation and evaluation of Library goals and objectives as well as assist in developing polices and strategic decisions. 

The individual chosen for this position will have a clear understanding of both the opportunities and challenges inherent in the rapidly changing landscape of academic libraries and higher education, and will have vision and enthusiasm to boldly lead the area in evolving collection and discovery models. Using data-informed assessment and an understanding of user expectations, the incumbent will create optimal resource access and management strategies.

A complete job description and further information about the University of Connecticut Libraries can be found at http://www.lib.uconn.edu/about/employment/professional.html.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Masters degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited graduate program.
  2. Seven years of significant academic or research library experience with increasing responsibility in areas related to collection management, acquisitions, metadata services, licensing, copyright and resource sharing.
  3. Experience managing people.
  4. Experience with collection assessment.
  5. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  6. Experience developing and managing budgets.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. A record of relevant professional publications and activities.
  2. Experience with user experience evaluations and usability testing.
  3. Demonstrated project management experience.
  4. Demonstrated ability solving problems.
  5. Ability to clearly communicate complex topics to a broad audience.
  6. Current knowledge of pertinent issues and best practices related to the programmatic area such as: Scholarly communications; Resource sharing; Licensing resources; Copyright and fair use; Digital scholarship; Use and transformation of metadata; Discovery services and Integrated Library Systems.

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

Applications should be submitted online using Husky Hire at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu and include a cover letter, detailed resume providing evidence of a distinguished record of librarianship and scholarly achievement, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@lib.uconn.edu. Position will remain open until filled.  To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by September 30, 2014. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Reference/Instruction Librarian GS-1410-09, US Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

Position Summary:

This position is located in the Library of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, a four year, accredited, degree granting institution and center of leadership development for the Coast Guard.  The incumbent is responsible for delivering quality reference and instruction services required to support the education and training outcomes of the Academy, including Leadership Development Center personnel.  The incumbent may be the primary contact for reference questions/research consultation on the weekend and at night during the semester.  The incumbent is expected to advise the Head of the Reference and Instruction section on issues and new developments in the areas of reference and instruction services as provided in an undergraduate institution.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Acts as a provider of reference services for nights and weekends.  Extensively participates in the instruction program.  Participates in other teams to ensure adequate service in these areas.
  2. Provides comprehensive reference, research, advisory, evaluative and instructional services at night and on weekends.  The incumbent may be the primary contact with library clientele for reference service at these times.
  3. Authors electronic research guides, electronic tutorials, electronic workbooks and other aids, both print and electronic as required by the Head of Reference and Instruction or the Director.
  4. Recommends materials for the collection based on needs of clientele as discovered through reference work and the writing of research guides.
  5. Trains and supervises staff assigned to the reference and instruction section, including students. Acts as the team leader for the weekend and night staff and is responsible for training the night circulation technician to handle simple reference questions.
  6. Prepares administrative reports, maintains statistics and provides other administrative assistance to the Head of the Reference and Instruction as required.
  7. Assists the Head of Reference and Instruction in establishing reference, bibliographic instruction policy and procedures
  8. Keeps the Head of Reference and instruction informed of all projects, current and pending, and requests assistance in prioritizing work as needed or requested by the Head of Reference and Instruction Services or the Director.
  9. Provides instruction in research techniques to all faculty, staff and students at the Academy and LDC, as one of the Academic Division's proponents for Information Literacy. Provides instruction to faculty in the value and utilization of information retrieval and evaluation skills in the life-long learning process and provides instruction to them in the best ways of integrating this outcome into their course work.                 
  10. Serves on Library and Academy committees as appropriate.
  11. Participates actively on any assigned teams performing tasks as requested.  Assignments may include professional or clerical work tasks.
  12. Maintains a level of competence in the profession in such areas as information literacy, usability testing, e-metrics, knowledge management and online teaching and learning. This is expected as a member of the professional staff. 
  13. Performs other duties as requested by the Director or the Head of Reference and Instruction.

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).
  • Requires night and weekend work.

This is a federal civil service position with a salary range at the GS-9 level ($52,818 to $68,660).  The federal government provides an excellent benefits package.  For a complete vacancy announcement and to apply for the position, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/378680500 Applications must be submitted through USAJOBS.gov by September 8, 2014.   The U. S. Coast Guard is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. 

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Reference Associate, Business & Government Information, Bobst Library, New York University

The Division of Libraries at New York University (NYU) seeks a Reference Associate in the Business & Government Information Department of Bobst Library to provide a variety of reference and research services to library patrons. Conduct library tours and information literacy classes for students. Assist library patrons with complex research, reference, and collections inquiries and research strategies. Assist in supporting the library research needs of students and researchers in business, economics and government documents. Participate in the support of the data service needs of business & economic researchers. Participate in the development and delivery of outreach events such as the salon series. These duties will require an occasional evening or weekend commitment. 2 years' relevant experience. Familiarity with research methods in the social sciences. Customer service/public service experience.Excellent interpersonal, research, and oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and patrons. 2 years relevant experience in an academic library setting, especially a public services unit.

Please apply here: www.nyucareers.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=58957   

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Librarian III, Earth & Natural Sciences, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Job Overview:

Drexel University Libraries (DUL) seeks an innovative librarian with demonstrated experience working with faculty and students in learning and research programs to serve as its Liaison Librarian for Earth & Natural Sciences.  This position provides an exciting opportunity to build partnerships and collaborations across Drexel University as liaison to three departments within the College of Arts & Sciences and one interdisciplinary institute.

Reporting to Manager, Reference & Research Consultation, the Liaison Librarian for Earth & Natural Sciences serves as primary liaison between the University Libraries and the faculty, staff and students of the departments of Physics; Mathematics; Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science (BEES) within the College of Arts & Sciences and, with the Liaison Librarian for Engineering, the AJ Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment (IExE).  The Liaison Librarian for Earth and Natural Sciences is a member of the liaison team, a group of librarians who work in close partnership to develop, implement and assess instructional and research programs that advance Drexel's educational and research mission. 

The position will be primarily based at the WW Hagerty Library, with access to office hoteling on the University's Center City campus. Liaison librarians are expected to contribute to DUL ongoing operations through participation in departmental planning and decision-making, and in implementation of library and departmental policies. Regular reporting of activities and appropriate statistics is required. Librarians are encouraged to participate in university activities and initiatives and actively engage and contribute to the profession. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with departmental faculty and staff to integrate bibliographic research and information-seeking instruction into appropriate courses and curriculum
  • Actively build partnerships with constituents and Libraries' colleagues to develop programs and tools that enrich research and scholarship in earth and natural sciences
  • Collaborate with departmental faculty and staff to develop, provide, and assess course-related instruction tools and resources to meet the needs of patrons from constituent programs and departments
  • Create and maintain web-based research guides, instructional materials, and web pages to help users in their research. 
  • Provide general reference, as well as customized consultation services for users in relevant subject areas in person, phone, email and chat
  • Participate in collaborative collection development for the University Libraries
  • Engage and contribute to the profession

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS or relevant graduate degree
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in a higher-education setting
  • Undergraduate degree and/or graduate coursework in engineering or science (STEM) discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applied science information resources and tools
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of pedagogy and instructional techniques
  • Demonstrated experience working in digital service environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research trends in STEM fields
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in higher education; particularly in regards to digital scholarship and scholarly communication
  • Excellent communication, writing, and effective presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; able to lead as well as execute and take constructive input from multiple sources.
  • Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated experience working with research outputs; data and/or scholarly communication
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with learning management systems
  • Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated success working in a changing organization

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=78911

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Librarian III, Undergraduate Learning, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Job Overview:

The Librarian for Undergraduate Learning is the Libraries' expert for learning programs and activities (curricular and experiential) for undergraduates, with primary focus on first through fifth quarter undergraduates. The University Libraries is a learning enterprise, partnering with all aspects of the University to provide every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education" which prepares them for a life-time of self-directed learning. The Librarian for Undergraduate Learning serves as Libraries liaison to academic units and programs focused on undergraduates, such as First Year Writing Program, Pennoni Honors College, and the Department of English & Philosophy.  The Librarian for Undergraduate Learning also serves as Libraries' liaison with co-curricular units such as Steinbright Career Development Center, Student Affairs, Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Residential Living and Study Abroad. 

As a core member of the Learning Engagement team, the Librarian for Undergraduate Learning partners with discipline-based liaisons for development and delivery of learning activities based on Drexel Student Learning Priorities within the disciplines. The Librarian for Undergraduate Learning develops and coordinates the Libraries' Personal Librarian program and programming at the Library Learning Terrace. 

Reporting to the Manager, Learning Engagement, the Librarian for Undergraduate Learning is an integral part of the Library Academic Partnerships department, a dynamic and collaborative team of liaison librarians who work in a matrixed organization in support of four programs:  Learning Engagement, Reference & Research Consultation, Collections, and Liaison.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, provide and assess library programs aimed at building intentional learning skills and competencies in Drexel Student Learning Priorities for undergraduates, partnering with liaison librarians and appropriate University offices. 
  • Liaison to academic departments and programs: English & Philosophy, First Year Writing Program, Pennoni Honors College, Writing Center and English Language Center. 
  • Liaison to experiential learning units: Steinbright Career Development Center, Student Affairs, Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Residential Life, and Study Abroad.
  • Collaborate with undergraduate-facing faculty to integrate information-seeking and research into appropriate courses and curriculum
  • Work with faculty and liaison librarians to develop discipline specific undergraduate DSLP focused instruction and learning activities
  • Provide reference consulting services in person, by telephone and email and via IM/chat. 
  • Actively contribute to the library profession

Qualifications:

Required:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
  • Minimum three years' professional experience in an academic library; including instructional activity. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in pedagogy and instructional technology.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to communicate with and understand information seeking behaviors and needs of undergraduate students. 
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for undergraduate student success.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and effective presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills; demonstrated experience with project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; able to lead as well as execute and take constructive input from multiple sources.
  • Enthusiasm for and knowledge of technology and an ability to think innovatively about using technology in libraries and academic settings to enhance guided and self-directed learning.
  • Familiarity with current and emerging trends in libraries. 
  • Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community.

Preferred:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree/coursework in education.
  • Experience developing course syllabi or teaching tools and teaching at secondary or college levels.
  • Experience with learning management systems.
  • Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization.
  • Demonstrated success working in a changing organization.

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=78909

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Science Collections Librarian-14000636, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Description
Tisch Library supports Tufts School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing the services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Collections department is responsible for building collections in all formats to meet the teaching and research needs of the schools. The department also provides leadership regarding the changing scholarly communications landscape and educates the community on intellectual property issues.

Responsible for collection development and management for science departments:

  • Selects materials in all formats, except videos
  • Monitors science account funds and creates annual budget allocations
  • Monitors science approval plans
  • Monitors serials holdings, both print and electronic
  • Conducts faculty outreach to science departments, working with research & instruction librarian colleagues
  • Collaborates with the librarian for engineering and the medical and veterinary libraries on joint purchases to support STEM
  • Selects science print materials for digitization
  • Develops and maintains science web pages
  • Analyses usage statistics for science resources
  • Processes sciences gifts
  • Reviews science materials in need of binding

Scholarly Communications Coordinator:

  • Designs and leads workshops on scholarly communications topics for staff, faculty and students across A,S&E, including intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use) and current and emerging publishing trends
  • Provides training and current awareness service on scholarly communications topics for Tisch Library staff, including intellectual property issues related to open data, open educational materials, and digitization efforts
  • Acts as the point person for staff, faculty and student queries regarding intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use)
  • Serves on the ULC Scholarly Communications Team

Gifts Coordinator:

  • Coordinates gift processing with other Collections Librarians and the Manager of Acquisitions


Special projects and other duties as assigned, including service on appropriate Tisch, ULC and BLC teams

Serve 2 hours a week on the Reference Desk

Qualifications

Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, and Certifications/Licenses

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR demonstrated equivalent through significant advanced degree, e.g., PhD, and library experience in collections
  • 1-3 years collection development experience in an academic library
  • A deep understanding of the research, literature and information sources in the sciences
  • Experience with developing collections budgets and budget projections
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing and their ramifications on collections business models and licenses
  • Course work or 1-3 years experience with scholarly communication topics
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work across organizational boundaries

Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc. 

Graduate course work or an additional degree in the sciences

"An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer."

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement. Tufts University non-discrimination statement.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Library
Organization: Tisch Library
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 6, 2014, 9:31:38 AM

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/84wkcpg

 

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Metadata Management Librarian, Librarian Associate Professor, University of Miami Libraries

Come join our team!  The University of Miami Libraries, Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, has immediate openings for the following:

Metadata Management Librarian, Librarian Associate Professor (Position# 001537)

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic professional for the position of Metadata Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, the Metadata Management Librarian will focus on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems. This newly-defined position will provide resource discovery expertise across a variety of formats, ensure the quality of metadata in the resource discovery tools, develop new approaches to metadata processes, manage projects, and consult with various stakeholders. The incumbent hires, trains, and supervises staff members related to metadata maintenance activities and special projects.  For the full job posting, go to http://library.miami.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/JobAd_Metadata_Management_Librarian.pdf

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to: Jeanette Moreno, Human Resources Manager, Otto G. Richter Library, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248214, Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320, e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

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Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, Librarian Assistant Professor, University of Miami Libraries

Come join our team!  The University of Miami Libraries, Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, has an immediate opening for the following:

Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, Librarian Assistant Professor (Position# 040401)

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a creative, productive librarian who will explore and collaborate on a variety of metadata projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department and working closely with the Digital Projects Team, the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries' digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. This position also explores metadata-related collaborations and partnerships with other library departments, university partners, and external collaborators.  The incumbent trains and may supervise staff members on metadata projects and initiatives. For the full job posting, go to http://library.miami.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/JobAd_Digital_Initiatives_Metadata_Librarian.pdf

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to: Jeanette Moreno, Human Resources Manager, Otto G. Richter Library, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248214, Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320, e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

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Part-time Library Professional, Newbury College, Brookline, MA

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

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

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

Overview:  Newbury College is looking for a part-time Library Professional with strong technology and reference skills.  Candidates should be advocates for the utilization of online resources and mobile technologies for educational purposes. This person will utilize and support emerging library technologies. This person will also play a key role in educating our patrons in the utilization of library and web technology, will interact with students, faculty and staff on campus and online and provide reference and instruction sessions. A flexible schedule is preferred, as individual may be asked to work evenings and weekends. 

Requirements:  Candidates must have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and at 1- 2 years of experience in an academic library.   

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

 

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Adjunct Faculty Librarian, Fall 2014, Mason Library, Keene State College, Keene, NH

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a part time adjunct faculty librarian to join our team and assist with providing research services and instruction. The position is part-time, non-benefitted, 15 hours a week, beginning August 25, 2014 through December 12, 2014 with a salary of $6,000 per semester.

The successful candidate will teach or co-teach information literacy sessions, provide research assistance for the Information Desk, participate in initiatives such as the personal librarian program, and training student Research & Technology Fellows. In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the development of LibGuides, the creation of instruction materials, and collection development.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS degree; experience or coursework with applied practice in providing reference; ability to work independently.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Academic library experience; course work in or experience teaching.

Application: Apply online at: https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54595

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:

  1. Letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the college's discretion.

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Web Developer and User Interface Specialist, Academic Professional, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, academic professional position.

Responsibilities: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a collaborative and experienced professional to join the University Library's Web Team. Working in the Library Information Technology unit under the direction of the Technical Architect for Web Content, the Web Developer and User Interface Specialist will develop and maintain data-driven and user-centered web pages and related internet applications. The Web Developer and User Interface Specialist will initially focus on the re-design of the general Library website but may also collaborate with other Library units and groups that maintain web pages; and will contribute to the Library's evolving user experience (UX) program.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to design new interfaces, develop wireframes, mockups and prototypes for testing in an Agile development environment.
  • Collaborate to transition final prototypes to production. 
  • Create and maintain documentation.
  • Maintain web pages and related applications.
  • Participate in UX studies, including comparative and iterative testing of interfaces, and incorporate findings into designs.
  • May modify third party interfaces and create new ones to meet accessibility standards. 

Environment:  The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. The Library consists of more than 30 departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarian" programs.

The Library Web Team facilitates the development, deployment, and maintenance of web services and applications within the Library. The Web Team creates and modifies templates and elements for use by Library Faculty and Staff with various web management systems. Also, the Web Team trains, supports, and troubleshoots problems in the use of Library web content platforms, including the integration of third party code/resources into library managed web content (Flickr, Twitter, etc). Opportunities to investigate topics, techniques, skills, methods, and procedures of benefit to library projects and to develop professional skills may be available (5-10% of time, as determined with supervisor).

Qualifications: Required:

  • Bachelor's degree with a focus on interactive design, graphic design, web development, informatics, human-computer interaction, or related field.
  • Familiarity with web coding best practices.
  • Demonstrated fluency in best practices for web-based and mobile information architecture, responsive design, and other web design standards.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to accurately communicate ideas across varying perspectives.
  • Solid understanding of visual design best practices, particularly for website design.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Successful experience working in a collaborative environment.

Preferred:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience generating prototypes for internal planning and user testing as part of an ongoing, agile development cycle.
  • Practical experience creating interaction design deliverables and specification documents, such as wireframes, site maps, and user flow diagrams.
  • Experience designing in the context of content management systems.
  • Experience leading user testing and usability studies.
  • Background in graphic design.
  • Experience with model-view-controller single page application libraries (e.g. Backbone.js, Ember.js, Angular.js).
  • Experience with jquery.
  •  Familiarity with best practices for accessibility.

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

Terms of Appointment:  100% time. Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

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

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

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Please provide a list of three to five samples of projects/development work along with a brief description (no more than 5 sentences) summarizing your individual contributions to the project. Please provide URLs for these projects or submit images with documentation. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before October 3, 2014.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer which includes statuses of protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities (www.diversity.illinois.edu/chancellorscstmt.html). Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

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Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Initiatives, Colgate University Libraries

Come join the team at Colgate!

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collegial and thoughtful individual to provide forward-thinking, collaborative, and results-oriented leadership for the Colgate University Libraries (CUL) through planning and implementation of new technology and the management and support of library legacy technologies involving information systems and digital infrastructure and programs. Reporting to the University Librarian, this individual serves on the Libraries' senior management team and participates in the development and implementation of a shared vision for CUL's future that supports the mission of the university. Using highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, this individual will respond to the changing information needs of the Colgate community by participating in system-wide planning, policy development, and resource and personnel management and build and sustain effective working relationships within the Libraries and across and beyond the Colgate community. This individual will lead, manage, and plan for the Libraries Systems unit, and supervise, evaluate and provide backup for the Systems Librarian to oversee, develop and support the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces) particularly its interface with the Dematic ASRS.

Qualifications: Master's degree, such as an MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited program, MS in computer science or other relevant degree.

A successful candidate will have the best combination of the following:

  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in information technology, including experience leading and managing information technology or systems operations; successful experience supervising, developing, and mentoring information technology professionals.

  • Substantive knowledge of digital assets and the technical infrastructure required for their life-cycle management, including metadata requirements, migration strategies, best practices in digital preservation, and relevant national and international standards.

  • Substantive knowledge of library systems, digital libraries, and digital repositories.

  • Familiarity with modern software development methodologies and technologies.

  • Ability to work effectively and provide leadership in a changing environment.

  • Demonstrated project management experience including ability to conceptualize, define and manage complex collaborative projects and follow through to completion.

  • Experience or recent training in negotiating licenses, contracts, cooperative agreements, and vendor management.

  • Demonstrated effective fiscal management.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively.

  • Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people.

  • A commitment to excellence in academic librarianship and effectiveness in mentoring and encouraging librarians in scholarly and professional activity.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, and students.

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://exlibris.colgate.edu/joinus.html

Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4433.  Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

Review of application materials will begin on October 10, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university's educational mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at http://www.upstatenyherc.org

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Science Collections Librarian-14000636, Tufts

Description
Tisch Library supports Tufts School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing the services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Collections department is responsible for building collections in all formats to meet the teaching and research needs of the schools. The department also provides leadership regarding the changing scholarly communications landscape and educates the community on intellectual property issues.

Responsible for collection development and management for science departments:
•    Selects materials in all formats, except videos
•    Monitors science account funds and creates annual budget allocations
•    Monitors science approval plans
•    Monitors serials holdings, both print and electronic
•    Conducts faculty outreach to science departments, working with research & instruction librarian colleagues
•    Collaborates with the librarian for engineering and the medical and veterinary libraries on joint purchases to support STEM
•    Selects science print materials for digitization
•    Develops and maintains science web pages
•    Analyses usage statistics for science resources
•    Processes sciences gifts
•    Reviews science materials in need of binding
Scholarly Communications Coordinator:
•    Designs and leads workshops on scholarly communications topics for staff, faculty and students across A,S&E, including intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use) and current and emerging publishing trends
•    Provides training and current awareness service on scholarly communications topics for Tisch Library staff, including intellectual property issues related to open data, open educational materials, and digitization efforts
•    Acts as the point person for staff, faculty and student queries regarding intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use)
•    Serves on the ULC Scholarly Communications Team
Gifts Coordinator:
•    Coordinates gift processing with other Collections Librarians and the Manager of Acquisitions

Special projects and other duties as assigned, including service on appropriate Tisch, ULC and BLC teams

Serve 2 hours a week on the Reference Desk




Qualifications

Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, and Certifications/Licenses

•    MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR demonstrated equivalent through significant advanced degree, e.g., PhD, and library experience in collections

•    1-3 years collection development experience in an academic library

•    A deep understanding of the research, literature and information sources in the sciences

•    Experience with developing collections budgets and budget projections

•    Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing and their ramifications on collections business models and licenses

•    Course work or 1-3 years experience with scholarly communication topics

•    Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work across organizational boundaries

Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc. 

Graduate course work or an additional degree in the sciences

"An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer."

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement. Tufts University non-discrimination statement.



Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Library
Organization: Tisch Library
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 6, 2014, 9:31:38 AM

 

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/84wkcpg

 

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Library Services Assistant, The American University of Paris

Library Service Assistant - Category AT-2

A pourvoir à partir de : 1 septembre 2014

The American University of Paris

In a world where accelerating change and ever-shifting personal, cultural, and economic connections are the norm, everyone at least occasionally is a foreigner.

Today's world demands our ability to see the world as another person sees it, even if we might disagree with that person's ideas and perspectives. We must know enough of the world and ourselves to function effectively in a variety of professional and social settings. We must be comfortable living at the edge of our own comfort zone.

And it is only through that comfort that feeling of being at home in the world that we can pursue our own ambitions, champion our own causes, further our own ideals.

An American-style education in one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities

AUP is itself a wildly successful experiment in international, interdisciplinary education. AUP brings together all the best elements of the American university modelsmall, discussion-based classes; a collaborative relationship between students and faculty; a special emphasis on critical thinking and clear communication with the cultural, social, and professional opportunities of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities.

Ours is an academic culture of engagement, global citizenship, and community. Our mission and values reflect this as we seek to foster in students and faculty alike a critical sense of commitment to a world of interdependence.

 

Description

WORKING HOURS

When classes are in session, the schedule includes two evening shifts from 12h00 until 20h00 (Thursday and Friday) and working on Saturday from 12h30-18h00 (work week Tuesday to Saturday).

When the Library is closed to the public, the schedule is Monday through Friday 9h00 - 17h00.
Special schedules apply during summer session and breaks. Some holiday shifts may be required.

GRANT RECIPIENTS (SGR) - under the supervision of the User Services Librarian

Train, follow up, and re-train the library SGRs throughout the semester
- Follow the training instructions
- Report their progress and propose new tasks
- Maintain the SGR website up-to-date and share the news with the rest of the library staff
- Organize SGR daily and regular tasks, special projects and verify their execution
- Monitor SGRs while at the Service Desk and report problems to the supervisor
- Deal with scheduling issues (i.e. absences) and communicate with supervisor  - Handle SGR time sheets each month  
- Organize semester lunch with SGRs  

 STACKS MANAGEMENT AND LIBRARY SPACE SUPPORT - under the supervision of the User Services Librarian

Stacks Management Support  

- Organize and follow up on shelf-reading and shelf neatening assignments for SGRs
- Conduct missing and lost book searches under the supervision of the Document Access Supervisor

- Help with Academic Film Collection (AFC) inventory on a regular basis under the supervision of Technical Services and replace missing copyright slips 

 

Library Space Support  

- Maintain an up-to-date Lost & Found objects list 

- Create and update library signs (public and stacks) as needed
- Maintain up-to-date sign binder 
- Follow up on locker issues 

- Verify equipment, technology, and library space arrangement on a daily basis and report back to Technology Librarian and/or Library Administrative Assistant

- Collate library presence statistics and service desk statistics (questions) on a monthly basis

 

TECHNICAL SERVICES SUPPORT - under the supervision of the Technical Services, Web and E-Resources Librarian

- Physical preparation of the films and the film boxes.    

- Collate the Acquisitions statistics for Technical Services 

- Label library material in case of prolonged absence of a student grant recipient in technical services

 

SERVICE DESK SUPPORT - under the supervision of the User Services Librarian

 

- Staff the library Service Desk for an average of 25 hours/week 

- Provide information, loan services and other library services 

- Close and open the library according to procedures depending upon the schedule 

- Monitor library facilities while at the Service Desk 

- Handle access issues and other problems. Report them to supervisor 

- Communicate necessary information to the library guard during extended hours 

- Follow up on suggestion box and give feedback to supervisor

- Verify User Services and Library mailboxes daily; reply and forward requests to appropriate staff member 
- Prepare the monthly library schedule in pdf and joint month-to-month ITS Lab and Library Schedule and distribute to appropriate entities on campus   

 

LIBRARY EVENTS SUPPORT - under the supervision of the User Services Librarian

- Organize and communicate the Café Ole event (three times per semester) in the library lobby 

- Collaborate with the University Librarian, his Assistant and the User Services Librarian  with library open houses and other public event organization 

 

MISCELLANEOUS
When needed provide support for all library areas 

Other appropriate tasks as assigned by the supervisor

 

Niveau de qualification

Assistant

Profil

QUALIFICATIONS
- Bilingual English/French
- Library training (French DUT or equivalent) and/or library experience highly preferred
- Previous work or research experience in a university library, North American preferred
- Ability to work independently
- Previous supervisory experience highly preferred
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Very good communication skills (written, e-mail and verbal)
- Previous experience with public services and user assistance highly preferred
- Intermediate level of computer literacy and technology
- Intermediate level of Office, Word and Excel
- Previous experience with a library management software, especially circulation

Type de contrat

CDI

Référence de l'offre

AT-2

Contact

library@aup.edu

- See more at: http://www.adbs.fr/library-service-assistant-category-at-2-141994.htm?RH=PROD_EMPLOIS#sthash.Z1QBQ9Np.dpuf

 

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Document Access & Collection Assistant, The American University of Paris

Document Access & Collection Assistant - Category AT-1

 

A pourvoir à partir de : 1 septembre 2014

The American University of Paris

 

AUP is itself a wildly successful experiment in international, interdisciplinary education. AUP brings together all the best elements of the American university model small, discussion-based classes; a collaborative relationship between students and faculty; a special emphasis on critical thinking and clear communication with the cultural, social, and professional opportunities of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities.

 

Ours is an academic culture of engagement, global citizenship, and community. Our mission and values reflect this as we seek to foster in students and faculty alike a critical sense of commitment to a world of interdependence.

 

AUP's credentials are unimpeachable. We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Our faculty members hail from some of the finest universities in the world. And we engage in special academic partnerships with such prestigious institutions as Oxford University, the  Université de Paris Sorbonne, and New York City's New School.

 

Since our founding in 1962, we have provided a multilingual, multicultural learning environment. Renowned as a global center for innovative, interdisciplinary research, we educate global citizens who take their places as responsible actors in communities, civil societies, and countries around the world.

 

Description

 

ACQUISITIONS & COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT - under the supervision of the University Librarian & the Technical Services, Web and E-Resources Librarian

 

- Review book & film recommendations upon arrival

- Check availability of items in the AUP Library collection

- Conduct book and film searches using the assigned vendors' tools

- Submit the requests to Acquisitions

- Assist with the weeding process according to instructions given

- Receive donations, check for duplicates in the collection, list accepted and rejected items, write thank you notes to donors

- Assist with inventory

- Gather faculty publications using the AUP website, faculty profiles, and campus news

 

 SERVICE DESK SUPPORT - under the supervision of the Document Access Supervisor

 

- Staff the library Service Desk for an average of 20 hours/week

- Provide information, loan services and other library services

- Close and open the library according to procedures depending upon the schedule

- Monitor library facilities while at the Service Desk

- Handle access issues and other problems. Report them to supervisor

- Communicate necessary information to the library guard during extended hours

- Monitor the Student Grant Recipients (SGR) while at the Service Desk. When needed, help organize the SGRs' tasks and verify their execution

 

MISCELLANEOUS

When needed provide support for all library areas

Other appropriate tasks as assigned by the supervisor

 

Niveau de qualification

    Assistant

Profil

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bilingual English/ French

    • Library training (French DUT or equivalent) and/or library experience preferred

    • Previous work or research experience in a university library, North American preferred

    • Ability to work independently

    • Excellent interpersonal skills

    • Very good communication skills (written, e-mail and verbal)

    • Previous experience with public services and user assistance preferred

    • Intermediate level of computer literacy and technology

    • Intermediate level of Office, Word and Excel

    • Previous experience or ability to learn specialized library software

    • Ability to handle detailed and repetitive tasks

Type de contrat

    CDI

Référence de l'offre

    AT-1

 

Contact

 

library@aup.edu

- See more at: http://www.adbs.fr/document-access-collection-assistant-category-at-1-141993.htm?RH=PROD_EMPLOIS#sthash.ehkJSAuo.dpuf

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LSU Discover Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

LSU Discover Librarian

General Librarian

.75 FTE Research and Instruction Services, LSU Libraries

.25 FTE Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), Office of Undergraduate Research

PIN # 038067

                                                           

The LSU Discover Librarian reports to the Head, Research and Instruction Services, and the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, who will coordinate supervision of the incumbent to ensure that work essential to the success of LSU Discover is carried out in a timely manner.  The incumbent will provide library instruction (including teaching LIS 1001) and will develop, deliver, update, and assess workshops, online tutorials, and other co-curricular activities in support of the QEP.  The incumbent will work closely with the LSU Discover Coordinator, the Council on Co-curricular Activities (CCA), Residential Life, and Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC), and may supervise student workers and GAs assigned to LSU Discover. The incumbent will also assist and support subject specialist librarians working with departments/programs participating in curricular transformation as part of LSU Discover.  In addition the LSU Discover Librarian will support subject specialist librarians who offer one-on-one assistance to students participating in multi-semester mentored research experiences. Support for subject specialist librarians may include teaching one-shots, sections of LIS1001, and providing general reference and information services, in person or virtually, to ensure that subject specialists are able to participate in LSU Discover without impinging on the normal services that they provide.  The incumbent also serves as a liaison between the Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research/ORED for grant proposal development and related activities, and will work with the LSU Discover Co-curricular activity taskforce assessment and implementation chairs.

 

45%  Provides library instruction in support of LSU Discover, developing, delivering, assessing, and maintaining workshops and tutorials, both online and in person, and teaching sections of LIS 1001 as the instructor of record, as necessary.

25% Carries out other activities in support of LSU Discover, including but not limited to collaboration with the LSU Discover Coordinator, Residential Life, and CxC in planning and publicizing LSU Discover events; may supervise student workers and/or graduate assistants in support of those activities.

10% Assists and supports subject specialist librarians working with departments/programs that are participating in curricular transformation as part of LSU Discover.

10% Compiles, analyzes, and reports assessments of LSU Discover co-curricular activities.

 5%  Serves as liaison between the LSU Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research/ORED for proposal development activities.

5% Teaches "one-shots" (one-time instructional support for classes) in order to provide release time for other library faculty to participate in LSU Discover support activities.

 

Required: A master's degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.    Demonstrated competence in utilizing technology to create and deliver online content and instruction. Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills.

 

Preferred: Experience in/with teaching information literacy and critical thinking, both in person and online; instructional design; designing and implementing assessments of student learning outcomes; conducting research; using web-scale discovery services (such as EBSCO Discovery) and Moodle or a similar educational platform; data management; grant writing.

 

The application deadline is August 21, 2014 or until the position has been filled.  To apply for this position, go to https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58088

For additional information, contact:

Dawn Zaske

Coordinator, LSU Libraries

Ph. 225-578-2217

Email: dzaske@lsu.edu

 

 

 

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Head of Special Collections, Jones Library, Amherst MA

Forward thinking and innovative professional needed to provide leadership and administration for special collections development at The Jones Library, a busy public library in the college town of Amherst, MA.   Collections include original manuscripts and materials related to Amherst and regional history, Fine Arts, Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson Collections.  Responsible to develop the collection of original manuscripts; catalog and prepare all special collection materials; prepare grant proposals; maintain collection inventory and transition collection to digital format.  Consults with scholars and researchers.  Knowledge of technological archival trends is essential. Minimum requirements include MLS plus 3 years of professional level library experience.  Starting salary range, based on experience:  $51,382-56,725 plus exceptional municipal benefits package.  For a complete job description and to apply on line by September 8, 2014, visit www.amherstma.gov.

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Reference Librarian (Part-Time), Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA

Statement of Duties:

The Reference Librarian will provide reference services to the University community and participate in the library's Instruction and Information Literacy program.    

 

Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Reference

  • Provide in-person, email, IM and phone reference services to University students, faculty, staff and public patrons, including one-to-one reference assistance, technological assistance, and statistical tracking.
  • Participate in reference desk rotation.
  • Work with faculty, staff, and students to enhance reference services offered in the library.
  • Schedule and fulfill research appointments with students and faculty upon request.

 

Instruction

  • Participate in the instruction load for general library and information literacy skills.
    • Participate in the instruction load in any areas of subject expertise.
    • Develop individual course-based study research guides upon request.

 

Collection Development

  • Assist liaison librarians with collection development.

 

Hours:   Two positions available. Monday through Friday, 24 hours per week each, specific days to be assigned at hire

  • Position 1
    • 2 days from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • 1 day from 11a.m. to 5p.m.
    • 1 evening from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

  • Position 2
    • 2 days from 11a.m. to 5p.m.
    • 2 evenings from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Salary: $23/hour

 

Supervisor: Library Director

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program or within 2 courses of completing an MLS.

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience providing general library instruction classes; familiar with the goals and concepts of information literacy.
  • Experience providing in-person and virtual reference service, including a broad knowledge of both print and online information sources in an academic library.
  • Experience consulting with instructors and other academic support staff related to course and assignment design.
  • Subject specialties in the sciences, business, and/or general reference.

 

Contact us at https://jobs.fitchburgstate.edu and click on part time non-benefited positions

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Electronic Information Librarian, Regina Library, Rivier University, Nashua NH

OVERVIEW

 

Manage and coordinate the library's electronic information resources and systems; act as vendor liaison for all manner of electronic resources and services; perform all systems administration functions for the library's integrated library system (ILS); manage other library specific software; assist library staff with computer issues; communicate with the campus Information Technology (IT) Department staff to resolve problems; manage the usage statistics for all electronic information resources; and provide Reference Desk services.

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Direct, coordinate, administer, monitor, and evaluate the library's electronic information resources and systems:
    • Act as vendor liaison for electronic information; investigate, negotiate, and manage contracts and licenses with multiple vendors
    • Manage the library's open URL linker and the web access manager for off campus access.
    • Collect and compile library statistics pertaining to assigned functions.  Prepare related administrative/operations reports
  • Serve as library systems administrator: 
    • Perform regular systems maintenance functions
    • Perform system and software upgrades
    • Troubleshoot operating problems
    • Serve as principle liaison with systems vendors
    • Manage library specific software and tools used in reference services, cataloging, and interlibrary loan.
    • Communicate with campus IT to resolve problems
    • Provide technical assistance to staff in systems use; provide training for library staff in the use of automated systems; develop and update procedures and manuals and related system documentation
  • Provide reference desk services.  Participate in library instruction as needed.    
  • Coordinate special automation projects in accordance with the needs articulated by Library management.  Research systems, investigate options and make recommendations.  Coordinate implementation of new automated systems.
  • Confer with library management, library staff and university stakeholders on library and university electronic information initiatives.  Implement, as necessary, aspects related to library systems and services.
  • Act as subject specialist collection development library liaison for one or more content areas; confer with faculty to assess needs; make selections in appropriate formats; and make de-selection decisions as appropriate.
  • Keep abreast of new and evolving technologies and communicate developments to library management and staff.
  • Assist with library projects, programming, and other tasks as needed.
  • Work with other library staff to update and edit the library web pages.
  • Participate in other tasks within the Technical Services Department as necessary.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Supervision is received from the Assistant Director for Technical Services.

 

POSITION:                           Electronic Information Librarian

 

DEPARTMENT:                  Regina Library

      

REPORTS TO:                      Assistant Director, Technical Services

 

QUALIFICATIONS


Required:  An MLS from an ALA accredited program or an MLS candidate with relevant library experience. A minimum of one to two years of relevant library experience.   Must be self-directed, well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands.  Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.

 

Preferred:  Computer/IT proficiency or education. Experience with library systems and/or electronic information management is strongly preferred. Experience in an academic library, and in conducting reference interviews and searching research databases.       

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority given to those candidates who apply by Friday, August 29, 2014.

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Reference Associate, Division of Libraries, New York University, New York NY

The Division of Libraries at New York University (NYU) seeks a Reference Associate in the Business & Government Information Department of Bobst Library to provide a variety of reference and research services to library patrons. Conduct library tours and information literacy classes for students. Assist library patrons with complex research, reference, and collections inquiries and research strategies. Assist in supporting the library research needs of students and researchers in business, economics and government documents. Participate in the support of the data service needs of business & economic researchers. Participate in the development and delivery of outreach events such as the salon series. These duties will require an occasional evening or weekend commitment. 2 years' relevant experience. Familiarity with research methods in the social sciences. Customer service/public service experience.Excellent interpersonal, research, and oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and patrons.2 years relevant experience in an academic library setting, especially a public services unit.

https://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=213667

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Communications Specialist, Northeastern University, Boston MA

Northeastern University
 
Communications Specialist
Requisition Number:
STFR001695
Division/College:
Library
FT/PT:
Full Time
Grade:
10
Position Summary:
Northeastern University seeks applications and nominations for an energetic, creative, and self-motivated individual to join its service-oriented and forward-looking Library team.
The Communications Specialist directs and manages communications and events for the University Libraries. Develops and executes an effective Marketing and Communication Plan. Coordinates publicity for library resources, services, cultural/scholarly and advancement events and activities. In close collaboration with the User Engagement Librarian, Gifts Officer, Information Technology Services Communications Officer and University's Office of Marketing and Communications, implements effective strategies for events planning and public relations. Supervises co-ops and work-study students to help execute creative projects and events.
The unique challenges of this job arise from the wide range of activities in the Library for which publicity and communications have to be coordinated, and the varied and diverse constituencies both in the Library and across campus (and beyond) that have to be addressed. The Communications Specialist has to have command of a broad portfolio of techniques appropriate to the different groups of users, from freshman students to alumni and the general public. She or he has to create and foster multiple connections and channels of communications that respect the University's policies and requirements, and are also responsive to the frequent need for urgency, sensitivity, and maximum impact.
Qualifications: 
Qualifications
•A Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing or related field required.
• 2-5 years previous job experience working in the field of communications and/or marketing required.
•Experience preferred working in an academic library or higher education.
•Excellent communication skills required.
•Extensive experience using social media tools and a willingness to explore the uses of new tools.
•Experience with media, publication, design and web design software and with photography, video and audio technology.
•Good planning and collaborative skills.
•Ability to work with a diverse group within the Libraries and across the University.
Additional Information:
About Northeastern University Libraries
The Northeastern University Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life. Resources include over 900,000 print volumes, 500,000 e-books, and 60,000 electronic journals. The Snell Library building welcomes 1.5 million visitors a year on the Boston campus and the library's web site serves users around the world. The library provides award-winning research and instructional services, a growing focus on networked information, and extensive special collections that document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area. The library has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives by developing its digital repository, digitizing unique collections, constructing integrated collaborative spaces, and fostering the adoption of digital media and the creation of new knowledge. The Northeastern University Library leads the way in redefining library service in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.library.northeastern.edu.
About Northeastern
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs--our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning--build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. See http://www.northeastern.edu.
Applications received by September 1, 2014, will receive first consideration, though applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must provide the names and contact information for three professional references who have supervised their work. For in-person interviews, candidates must bring portfolio items which demonstrate their skills in communications and marketing. Such items might include a communication plan, brochures, press releases, marketing posters, annual reports, etc.
To apply, visit: http://www.northeastern.edu/hrm/careers/index.html, where more details of the position's responsibilities, the University's outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available.
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:http://apptrkr.com/501771
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer. 

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Assistant Director for Research and Instruction Services, Gordon Library, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is looking for a new head of Research and Instruction Services at the Gordon Library. We are a small, but dynamic library, and over the last five years we have made good progress moving into new and innovative areas.  Our team has 20 people, 6 in Research and Instruction, which shows the emphasis we put on our core mission to teach and support research. The Assistant Director for Research and Instruction Services is a senior level management position that has primary responsibility for planning, coordinating, and promoting the research and instruction program of the Gordon Library.  This position is a part of the library's administrative team and contributes to decisions on policies, operations and library budget.  We are doing some exciting things such as establishing our institutional repository, expanding our digital collections, and moving to a next generation library system. The library building houses all library departments and two IT departments - academic technology faculty support and the technology helpdesk - as well as our campus center for teaching and learning. 

 

WPI students are the best you can find. The campus is compact and very traditionally "brick and ivy" with most of the standard amenities.  Worcester and its surrounding area are home to over 30,000 college students at 13 colleges and universities, and are within easy reach of Boston, Hartford, Providence, Cape Cod, the Maine seacoast and the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont. Worcester, the second largest city in New England, has a growing cultural community with museums, performance venues, and historical sites.  Benefits at WPI are competitive and include free parking in a new garage facility.  (How many schools can say that?)


We are looking for a new head of the department to move us to the next level in information literacy and research support.  Our team is ready now for new leadership and new challenges.

 

If you are interested in moving ahead with us, please let us know. A position description along with required and preferred qualifications is posted on the WPI Human Resources website at https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/1813.  This is a terrific opportunity for the right person to make a very big impact on a great campus.

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Data Management Services Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a Data Management Services Librarian to serve the University of Florida (UF), a major, comprehensive, land-grant, research university, which is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. The successful candidate will, as part of a dynamic and collaborative team, pioneer the development of a data management services program through new initiatives in data curation and will forge new collaborations and relationships that extend the Libraries' capacity to support the University's interdisciplinary research and technology initiatives - building upon a foundation of library-campus collaboration to date and work of the library-led Data Management and Curation Task Force. 

 

The Data Management Services Librarian will serve as the primary liaison for and provide consulting support to identify, store, describe (curate), retrieve, and re-use data, particularly data not available in public or government repositories. The Data Management Services Librarian will be part of a team to build a full system (with training, outreach, liaison duties, policies, procedures, technologies, tools, workflows, etc.) of data curation to support faculty in fulfilling federal mandates and enhancing curation and accessibility of their research product and the even further integrated role of the Smathers Libraries with all research and teaching on campus.

 

Reporting to the Associate Dean, George A. Smathers Libraries and Fackler Director, Health Science Center Libraries, the Data Management Services Librarian will strengthen the University's capacity to secure highly competitive grant funding; contribute to the development of long-term data management infrastructure; and guide faculty in the discovery of relevant existing data sets and other information. The librarian will perform data management planning with PIs and researchers, serve as a consultant with researchers on research data issues, and train researchers on the use of digital research and publishing tools, including IR@UF, UF Digital Collections, and related digital repository services.

 

The successful candidate will perform outreach and facilitate communication between the Libraries and research groups at UF. The Data Management Services Librarian is responsible for building strong relationships with administrators, faculty, students, and staff on campus, within the Libraries, and beyond the university. The Data Management Services Librarian will be expected to engage individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

 

The Data Management Services Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion; serve as a Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI or grant team member on externally funded projects; and engage in research and professional activity at the national and international level.

 

The search will remain open until September 15, 2014, and review of applications will begin on August 25, 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 according to the application instructions outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement.

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Digital Collections Manager - Art History, New York University, New York NY

Position Summary: The Department of Art History (CAS) seeks a talented and qualified Digital Collections Manager. The principal duties of this position include supervision and maintenance of digital asset collections, integration of text and images into databases and assisting faculty and students with integrating digital technologies into teaching, learning and research. The candidate will manage day-to-day operations of DAH visual resources collection and coordinating ARTstor entries with Bobst Library and Institute of Fine Arts technical staff. She/he will also supervise student employees, help with planning for developing technical resources, anticipating user growth and application of development to support needs of department, including a maintenance strategy. The candidate will collaborate with the Chair, faculty and Manager of Research Collections regarding information and curriculum needs, enhance web applications to meet new demands, review all digitized images produced by student hourly employees for use in ARTstor, maintaining exact predetermined standards before uploading into Shared Shelf. Oversight of budget lines for classroom equipment.

Qualifications/Required Education: BA in Photography or Art History and Photography

Required Experience: 5 years' related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include experience working in a research collection, and training and supervising staff.

Preferred Experience: More than five years experience in a collection of similar size (450,000 images) and more than five years experience supervising staff.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with one foreign language for cataloging and supervision purposes. Familiarity with word processing, layout, and database applications. Knowledge of MS Office suite. Proficient in HTML, web-design, Photoshop, DreamWeaver, Flash and other digital imaging software.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Understanding of databases; knowledge of database Insight.

When you come to work at New York University, it's more than just a job that awaits you. You have the opportunity to Experience Excellence.

You are joining an exciting intellectual and cultural community, one where employees - faculty and staff - come together to create a unique product: excellence in education and research. You are part of a diverse, multi-cultural and creative institution, one with a world-wide reputation as a leader in higher education. NYU is the largest private university in the United States, with 12,000 faculty and staff from all over the world and 40,000 students from all 50 states and more than 120 foreign countries. NYU offers opportunities to have an impact on a truly global level.

For more information about working at NYU and to apply for this position, visit our website at: www.nyucareers.com. When asked "How were you referred to NYU?", please select the appropriate source from the drop-down menu. We accept online applications only.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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PT Assistant Librarian, North Shore Community College, Danvers MA

About North Shore Community College:

North Shore Community College is a thriving and dynamic public community college with a strong learner-centered focus, serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students in 100-plus programs each year. With new facilities at both urban and suburban campuses twenty miles north of Boston, the College serves an ethnically and racially diverse population, as well as growing numbers of recent immigrants.

Job Description:

PT Assistant Librarian, Danvers Campus Library

Non benefited MCCC unit position.

20 hours per week, Monday through Friday 10am - 2pm.

The Assistant Librarian provides reference services to students, faculty and staff; information literacy instruction for classes, as needed; circulation back-up; and other related tasks.

Requirements:

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program;

Reference and instruction experience;

Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources;

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Reliability/dependability necessary.


Additional Information:

Salary:  $25.95 per hour, non-benefited position

Starting date: September 3, 2014

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Thanh Giddarie, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 978 739-5470, 1 Ferncroft Rd. Danvers, MA 01923.


Application Instructions:

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position no later than August 15, 2014 online at http://www.northshore.edu/hr/jobs/.

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Social Sciences Research & Instruction Librarian, Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME

Social Sciences Research & Instruction Librarian

 

The Bowdoin College Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, service-oriented professional to join a team of librarians who are dedicated to providing high-quality research, instruction, and collection services to students and faculty. Reporting to the Associate Librarian, the Social Sciences Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for direct outreach to assigned departments and programs, including Sociology & Anthropology, Psychology, Gender and Women's Studies, and Gay and Lesbian Studies, providing specialized reference services and instruction, and building collections to support teaching and research.

 

As a member of the Librarian Liaison Team, the librarian engages in all general reference and instruction activities, including shared reference desk staffing, and participates in team planning efforts. As the outreach liaison to first-year students campus wide, the librarian serves as an entrepreneurial leader, developing targeted programing and services.

 

Qualifications

Required:  A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library program or the equivalent in experience, training and practice and at least two years of successful reference and instruction experience in an academic library setting.  Evidence of innovation and excellence in teaching and in using technology to enhance student learning; demonstrated ability to provide reference and research service in the humanities and social sciences; experience in collection development; demonstrated leadership and a commitment to pro-active high-quality service; demonstrated initiative in program development and project management; demonstrated experience providing individual and group instruction and excellent presentation skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated resourcefulness in problem solving; outstanding organizational and analytical skills; excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; demonstrated ability to work within a collegial framework and to collaborate effectively.

 

Preferred:  An advanced degree in a social sciences discipline; demonstrated success in developing programs targeted at undergraduate students; experience with digital humanities tools and methodologies; experience using social media successfully in a library setting.

 

Applications will be considered until position is filled, with first consideration given to applications received by August 15, 2014.

 

For further details and to apply visit http://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/1414.

 

Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Department Head, Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The MIT Libraries seek a dynamic, future-oriented leader to head the new department of Liaison, Instruction, and Reference Services. The Department Head will lead a group of 19+ FTE to partner in the research and teaching activities of the Institute. This group of highly engaged professionals provides expert research and information support, builds targeted collections, and promotes information-related services in order to maximize the MIT community's ability to engage in independent discovery and become effective consumers of
the resources and services available to them. The department thinks broadly about the provision of instruction and reference services and serves as a resource to other departments who also work directly with the MIT Community. The Head will complete the integration of two formerly distinct departments, Liaisons for Departments, Labs, and Centers (LDLC) and Instruction and Reference Services (IRS), into a single group.


The Department Head will develop and execute a shared vision and plan for liaison, reference, and instructional services for the MIT Community, leading and inspiring an entrepreneurial and service-focused staff to provide MIT with evolving services matched to community needs. The Head will use strong management practices to establish impactful goals and service standards to guide the work of the department, as well as use assessment techniques to ensure effective operations and continuous improvement. The Department Head will foster a working environment that promotes and supports productivity, creativity, innovation, collaboration, diversity, and inclusion. The Head will manage resources to optimize support of initiatives and will develop the current
and future-oriented roles, expertise, skills, and capacity of department members. If appropriate, the Head may perform liaison duties for an MIT department, lab, center, program, or administrative group.


The Department Head will work synergistically with other units of the MIT Libraries to deliver a user-focused, integrated portfolio of services to the MIT community, including, in particular, Collections Strategy and Management, Information Delivery & Library Access, Data and Specialized Services, and the Institute Archives and Special Collections. The Head will also work with the Libraries' Director of Development to propose funding opportunities and meet with donors.


Reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Instructional Services (RIS), the Department Head will participate in developing the overall strategy and goals for the directorate, balancing the needs of the MIT community and the Library system, fiscal constraints, and departmental staff needs. And, as a member of Library Council s/he will participate in strategic planning and other activities to advance the MIT Libraries' mission. The Department Head is also expected to contribute to professional networks of others engaged in similar work.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include:

  •  ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science
  •  Minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in a client-centered service organization, with a minimum of 5 years of management and supervisory experience that demonstrates success in strategic thinking, managing, motivating and leading teams of professional staff.
  •  Experience in academic and/or research library environments.
  •  Experience in providing instruction, reference, collection, and/or outreach services to a research community.
  •  Proven ability to manage complex, long-term organizational initiatives, and flexibility in meeting objectives and implementing creative solutions.
  •  Demonstrated service commitment and success in user-centered service delivery.
  •  Demonstrated ability to successfully use assessment techniques to foster continuous improvement.
  •  Successful leadership style that includes a commitment to transparency and inclusiveness.
  •  Demonstrated ability to cultivate the growth and potential of staff and to foster a collegial work environment.
  •  A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries in service of user needs.
  •  Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships with user communities
  •  Demonstrated knowledge and exploration of technology and its application to user services
  •  Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
  •  Proven success in collaboration and strategic partnering and ability to think broadly about the needs and mission of the library system as a whole.
  •  Evidence of a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion both in supporting a diverse workforce and serving the needs of a diverse population.
  •  A record of sustained professional contribution and engagement.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $100,000 minimum. Actual salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.


Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2014. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.


The MIT Libraries support the Institute's programs of research and study with holdings of more than 2.9 million print volumes and 3.1 million special format items, and terabytes of MIT-owned digital content. In addition, rare special collections, Institute records, historical documents, and papers of noted faculty are held in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. Library resources and services are accessible to students and researchers through the Libraries' website (http://libraries.mit.edu/), and library spaces are widely available for both
collaborative work and quiet study. Library resources are supplemented by innovative services for bioinformatics, GIS, metadata, social science and other research data. Through a culture that encourages innovation and collaboration, the MIT Libraries are redefining the role of the 21st century library - making
collections more accessible than ever before, and shaping the future of scholarly research. Library staff, at all levels, contribute to this spirit of innovation and to the mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond.


The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in ArchivesSpace, arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, the BorrowDirect, Boston Library Consortium, DDI Alliance, DuraSpace, HathiTrust, CLIR/Digital Library
Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, EDUCAUSE, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, NISO, North East Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO's Discovery Service. DSpace@MIT, a digital repository developed over the past ten years by the MIT Libraries, serves to capture, preserve and communicate the intellectual output of MIT's faculty and research community. Other MIT repositories include: Dome, a second DSpace instance, providing access to a sizable image collection and other digital collections owned by the MIT Libraries; the MIT Geodata Repository for a
diverse collection of GIS Data; and MIT's DataVerse for licensed social science datasets.

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College Librarian, Bay State College, Boston MA

Bay State College is a private college whose mission is to provide students with a quality education that prepares them for professional careers and increasing levels of higher education. Currently Bay State is seeking qualified applicants for the position: College Librarian.


Position Summary

The College Librarian is responsible for all administrative and professional functions of the library with the aim of meeting the informational and educational needs of students, faculty and administrators. The College Librarian holds faculty status and reports to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.


Requirements
• ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science
• Three years of post- Master's degree experience involving library operations, collection development, library information systems.
• Experience in Academic Library

Primary responsibilities

• Manage daily operations in an academic library serving ~1,315 FTE.
• Develop and implement library's strategic plan and assessment tools.
• Select, acquire, and maintain print and electronic collections for 14+ academic programs.
• Design and provide library instruction to over 150 students each semester.
• Plan and administer yearly budget of $100,000+: planning, justifying, allocating funds, monitoring and reporting expenditures, authorizing invoice payments.
• Provide research assistance using a variety of electronic resources (Gale, ProQuest, EBSCO, etc).
• Collaborate with program chairs and faculty in developing collection and services.
• Maintain library website, library OPAC, and library presence on LMS.
• Hire, train, and supervise five work-studies, one evening and one weekend librarian.
• Create research guides, citation handouts, and all other library publications
• Copy catalog over 1,000 titles each year.
• Compile data and assist in writing library sections of accreditation reports.
• Serve on Common Book Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Graduation Committee.

General Responsibilities
• Set short-term and long-term goals to meet the current and anticipated information needs of the college community.
• Design services and systems to meet the Library's mission.
• Formulate and administer library policies and operational procedures.
• Plan the development and use of library facilities such as space needs and physical arrangement of materials.
• Communicate to Associate Dean of Academic Affairs needs for additional funding to meet library's mission, goals, and accreditation standards.
• Determine and assign priorities and deadlines for all library operations.
• Review and respond to student/staff/faculty requests and concerns.
• Write staff and user manuals.
• Evaluate new technologies and information delivery systems for potential usefulness.
• Maintain a vendor pool for library materials, equipment and supplies.
• Participate actively in consortia with the aim of facilitating resource sharing.
• Coordinate activities of the library with those of the college's programs.
• Perform general college responsibilities such as attending meetings and serving on committees and task forces, and attending college-wide events.
• Provide library instruction, library tours, user guides, reference service and/or referrals.
• Keep informed of developments in the profession through regular review of library and information science literature and attendance at meetings and workshops.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.


*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.


To apply, please send letter of interest, current resume and contact information of three references to: Jeff Mason, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Bay State College, 122 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116, or to jmason@baystate.edu.
Bay State is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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