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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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Integrated Digital Services Librarian, University of Baltimore, Baltimore MD

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

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

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

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

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Librarian (Brockton Campus) Evenings, Massasoit Community College, Brockton MA

Job Description: Under general direction, the purpose of the classification is to provide professional evening library services to community college students, faculty, and staff; perform specialized professional work involving library operations and library resource development and access; provide professional reference/research instruction to the Massasoit Community College students, faculty, and staff and to community users; responsible for coordination of assigned staff; and, related work as directed.


Requirements: Master's degree in Library Science, Library & Information Science, or closely related field required. Three years' experience and/or training that includes reference services, bibliographic instruction, library information systems, library operations, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Community College library experience preferred. Supervisory experience. Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, and proficiency in written expression. Excellent computer skills required. Grant writing and newsletter publication experience a plus.


Additional Information:


Hours: 37.5 hours a week, Monday - Thursday 12:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday 10:30am - 7:00pm; During breaks hours are: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm


Worksite: Brockton (may require minimum amount of time at other Massasoit instructional campuses/sites)


Salary: $52,564.00 - $60,000.00, Grade 5, commensurate with education and experience in conjunction with classification study, full-time state funded with benefits, MCCC position


Deadline to Apply: August 6, 2014


Application Instructions: Please apply online with a cover letter and resume at : http://www.massasoit.mass.edu/admin_depts/hum_res/jobs.cfm


Please Note: Applicants MUST apply online. Faxed, emailed, or mailed in resumes and/or materials will NOT be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback on application statuses. Please refrain from contacting the hiring manager and/or hiring department via phone, email, fax, mail, third person party or vendor and in person. Failure to comply, may result in application withdrawal.


Massasoit Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Massasoit Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs, activities or employment. Lisa Lowery, Vice President of Human Resources and Donna R. Boissel, Associate Director have been designated as the College's 504/ADA, Title II, and Title IX Coordinators and may be reached at 508-588-9100 ext. 1550 or 1505. Human Resources is located in the upper level of the Administrative Building.

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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



Required Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

· Demonstrated strong teaching abilities.

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

· Ability to lead change.

· One year of library or related professional experience.

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

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

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


For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html.

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

Curator of Special Collections

3-Year Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

Preferred:

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

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

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

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

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

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

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by August 29, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date 08/29/2014

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

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Special Collections Librarian, Florida International University, Miami FL


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Job Category
Faculty

To Apply- Prospective Employee

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

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

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

Equal Opportunity Programs

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

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

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Electronic Resource Librarian, Florida International University, Miami FL


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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Responsibilities:

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


Required Qualifications:

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


Desired Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

Job Category
Faculty

To Apply - Prospective Employee

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

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

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

Equal Opportunity Programs
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

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Collection Development Librarian, Florida International University, Miami FL


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

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

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

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

Job Responsibilities:

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


Required Qualifications:

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


Desired Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Review will continue until position is filled.

Job Category
Faculty

Pre-Employment Requirements
Background check

To Apply - Prospective Employee

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

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

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

Equal Opportunity Programs
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

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


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

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

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

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

Job Category
Faculty

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Criminal Background Check

To Apply- Prospective Employee

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

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

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

Equal Opportunity Programs
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Category
Faculty

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Criminal Background Check

To Apply: 

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

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

573-884-7717.​

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Assistant Systems Librarian Position, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro AR

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline: August 08, 2014

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Reference Librarian, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth MA

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is looking for a reference librarian to work at the reference desk, September 2014-June 2015, with the possibility of annual renewal. MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent is preferred; MLS candidates who have completed coursework in reference may be considered. Other qualifications include: reference experience, preferably in an academic library; strong interpersonal communications skills, and a demonstrated ability to work with colleagues and library users. This is a15-20 hour/week position, including all-day Friday, another half day, and one or two weekday evenings (4-9 pm). Recent graduates, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply. Salary: $25 per hour with MLS; $22 for MLS student; no benefits. Please submit letter of application, resume, and names of three references. Review of applications will begin on August 8 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically to
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Reference and Research Services Librarian for the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), New York University Shanghai, Shanghai China

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


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


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


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


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

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

Preferred:

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

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


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


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

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Library Fellow, UMass Medical School, Worcester MA

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

 

Under the direction of a Librarian or designee, the Library Fellow contributes to the organization by performing meaningful projects and assignments. The Library Fellows Program (LFP) is designed to provide a 2 year work experience emphasizing hands-on learning and research into topics of information management, and medical librarianship. The program incorporates training, professional development, and research. It is designed to guide the fellow toward a professional career in academic medical librarianship. The underlying principle of the fellow program "is shared value". The Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) provides a learning laboratory where recent MLS graduates experience the real working world and explore the range of experience when assisting clinicians and researchers with their information needs.

 

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

 

A cover letter is required in order to gauge your interest in this position.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide in depth and ready reference service to patrons
  • Provide reference service on demand via personal contact, telephone, or e-mail using a variety of information tools and library systems
  • Promote information and research services, engaging users to assess work needs beyond initial reference inquiries
  • Provide end user access to information resources using local, regional, and national collections and systems
  • Provide technology support to patrons
  • Participate in and lead strategic initiative teams, committees, and task forces
  • Develop content for the library's web page and posts using content management tool, e.g. LibGuides
  • Evaluate services and suggest changes to improve effectiveness
  • Participate in Library professional staff and consortia meetings
  • Design and implement research projects and publications in order to contribute to the advance in medical librarianship
  • In collaboration with the librarian mentor complete a research project related to health science librarianship in a focus area such as technology, evidence- based medicine, informatics, data or knowledge management
  • Deliver reports, presentations, and publications at peer reviewed level
  • Create a self- directed course of study and investigations to meet the challenge of interpreting results for decision making in a library environment
  • Perform other duties as required

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

MLS degree in an ALA- approved library/information science program

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/bmm2c3x

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Instructional Media Coordinator, Nevada State College, Henderson NV

Nevada State College seeks an Instructional Media Coordinator

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

SALARY:

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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Sr. Reference Librarian, Library Outreach (part-time evening/weekend), Bentley University Library, Waltham MA

Description of Duties:

Bentley University Library is seeking an enthusiastic individual for a part-time, evening/weekend Sr. Reference Librarian position. Responsibilities include providing general and business reference services, and participating in the library's information literacy program. This is a 10 month (43 weeks), academic-year appointment beginning the last week in August and continuing through the second to the last week in June.  

 

Additional Description of Duties:

Provide quality, general and specialized reference service to Bentley University undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and other library users.

Participate in an active bibliographic instruction program that supports the undergraduate arts & sciences and business curriculum.

Develop research guides and other materials to support the informational needs of the Bentley community.

Requires knowledge of various academic and business information resources, the ability to provide point-of-use instruction to individuals and small groups, and teach formal classes in information literacy.

Necessitates flexibility in work schedule in order to augment full-time librarian schedules. Evening, weekend, and holiday work hours to be scheduled and fully anticipated.

He/she may be called upon to serve as a departmental liaison to specific academic departments and academic initiatives to develop electronic and physical collections that support the research and curricular needs of faculty.

Reference and research point-of-use assistance to library users.

Familiarity with ACRL's Information Literacy Standards.

Participation in information literacy program.

Research new print/electronic resources & recommend for procurement.

Create, maintain and update subject or course-specific Bentley Library Research Guides.

Serve as departmental liaison to specific academic department as needed.

Position Qualifications:

A master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school program with at least 3 years' experience in reference service, preferably in an academic library setting. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work in a team environment with a strong commitment to public service. Familiarity with business, liberal arts and social sciences library resources.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a 10-month, 43-week academic year appointment; on leave 9 weeks per fiscal year from the second to the last week in June to the last week in August.

Evening and weekend hours.

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

https://jobs.bentley.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1405999613804

 

 

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Reference Librarian (half-time), Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA

Job Description:

The librarian, in conjunction with other professional librarians, provides reference services and information literacy instruction.  Needs to be able to troubleshoot a range of computer issues.

DUTIES:

  1. Provides reference services to all library patrons by servicing regular shifts on the reference desk.
  2. Participates in the Information Literacy Instruction program by teaching classes as needed.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Working knowledge of Evergreen software; Must be able to start work at 8 a.m. on a consistent schedule.

COMPENSATION:  $25.95/hr.

STARTING DATE:  September, 2014 through December, 2014

HOURS: 18.5 hrs.

DEADLINE:   Screening will begin will applications received by August 8, 2014

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Part-time Library Assistant, Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence MA

PART-TIME LIBRARY ASSISTANT - ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT:  (Lawrence Campus) average of 16 hours, exact schedule TBD based on class times, primarily day time hours. Evening and occasional Saturday hours are possible. (One- academic year (late August 2014 - May 2015) grant funded position) Anticipated start date, August, 2014 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Library Assistant will serve as a resource for students, answering questions and assisting them with technology related to their academic success; work closely with faculty and students participating in the College Success Seminar on the Lawrence Campus, providing project and assignment assistance. The Library Assistant will serve as a technology resource for the professional librarians, assisting with and participating in library instruction for the College Success Seminar classes. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor's degree, and enrolled in a MLIS or similar graduate program during the 2014- 2015 academic year required. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and have a working knowledge of Blackboard LMS. Interest in gaining hands-on library and classroom experience is highly desirable. The willingness and ability to work in a multicultural setting is a must.

SALARY:

$16.39/hour

TO APPLY:

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DEADLINE: August 1, 2014                 

 

                                                      POST #45627

 

 

 

 

 

 

NECC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reference and Instruction Resident, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Senior Publishing Technology Specialist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA


Job Description

SENIOR PUBLISHING TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST, MIT Press, to serve as the point person for evaluating and implementing new technologies and assist with developing technology strategies for the Books and Journals divisions. Will optimize the creation and distribution of eBooks, digital journal materials, and supplemental materials by managing both the integration of current systems and implementation of new technologies; help streamline and integrate each divisions' digital production and distribution infrastructure; liaise with current technology providers (e.g., Atypon and Firebrand) to ensure smooth operation; manage vendor relationships; manage metadata initiatives; assist with digitization projects; assist in training staff to use new technologies; maintain thorough documentation and interface with software development team to introduce and build upon current books and journals requirements; stay abreast of technology developments; work with stakeholders to identify and document requirements for new technology projects and platforms and with developers to codify these requirements into workable designs; and meet with potential publishing clients and explain the Press' technology approach and future direction.


Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least five years' experience working in an academic publishing environment; working knowledge of XML, DTDs, ePub, and HTML; demonstrated ability to manage vendor relationships; ability to multitask; excellent oral and written communication skills; and ability to communicate complex technical issues to nontechnical staff and vendors. Familiarity with a broad range of technologies including content platforms, production systems, e-commerce, content management systems, manuscript cleanup systems (e.g., eXtyles), Google Analytics, web technologies, mobile reading devices, and subscription management systems preferred. Master's degree in library science or publishing also preferred, as is a general understanding of programming technologies (especially XSLT transforms). Experience working on scholarly journals a plus. Job #11312-O

7/7/14


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

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Hidden Collections Project Cataloger, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge MA

Gutman Library has an immediate opening for a temporary, full-time project cataloger to bring under bibliographic control the Library's special collection of public school reports. Published by state and local government agencies, these materials comprise over 10,000 titles documenting public education in the United States from the early 1830s through the early 1950s. Additionally, the collection includes a scattering of directories, rules and regulations, curricula and other publications from various state and municipal educational departments. The cataloger will focus on the task of cataloging the holdings of the six New England states (approximately 2000 titles).

The project cataloger will perform original and complex copy cataloging primarily of serials, as well as some monographs and pamphlets using ALEPH and OCLC, and create related holdings and item records for each title. The project cataloger will communicate, consult and work closely with the Cataloging Services Librarian and the Special Collections Librarian regarding local cataloging standards, descriptive practices and other handling of the materials. Additionally, she/he will re-house the materials as needed.

This position is a term appointment funded through June 30, 2015.

Please upload resume and cover letter as one document.

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community which values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.edu

Salary Grade: 056

Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Applicants must have a MLS degree, made significant progress towards the completion of degree, or possess a combination of education and relevant work experience. Demonstrated experience with Ex Libris Aleph or another ILS, MARC standards, OCLC Connexion, AACR2 and Library of Congress subject headings required.

Proven interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, a keen attention to detail, flexibility and sound cataloging judgment, problem-solving abilities and the capability to prioritize and work efficiently in a high production environment are essential. He or she must be able to establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with the supervisory and other library staff. A background in education and/or United States history is considered highly desirable.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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.
Internal Number: 33202BR

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Coordinator of Library Services, Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence MA


FULL-TIME COORDINATOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES: (Lawrence Campus) (37.5 hours per week) (MCCC/MTA Unit Professional Position) Anticipated Start Date: August, 2014


Northern Essex Community College seeks an enthusiastic, creative and forward thinking Coordinator of Library Services, reporting to the Director of Library Services, to work as part of the library leadership team on the Lawrence campus. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and staff, and welcome the challenges of developing and maintaining innovative ways of delivering materials and services that support student success in both the library and online environments. Responsible for supervising all aspects of the operations of the Lawrence campus library, serving students, faculty, staff and community users. Participates in developing policies and procedures to provide clear direction and priorities in the context of the library's strategic directions, fostering cross-department collaboration and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication to ensure smooth operation. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and service-oriented, with a good understanding of assessment tools and have knowledge and skills in user services and administrative services.

  •  Responsible for all day-to-day operations of the Lawrence campus library in the areas of reference, instruction, interlibrary loan, circulation, and collection development. Serves as part of the library management team representing and advocating for the unique needs of the diverse library users at our urban campus. Assesses user needs and the effectiveness of library services and resources. Establishes and reviews policies, procedures, goals and objectives for the staff at the Lawrence campus.
  •  Provides direct supervision of support staff and technical guidance for all professional staff at the Lawrence campus library. Develops staff training materials, writes performance evaluations and conducts evaluation meetings. Assists in developing work schedules for part-time staff to ensure coverage for services during the hours the library is open.
  •  Coordinates and provides both reference and instructional services to students, faculty and staff to assist in their use of resources in all formats available in our library and remotely. Prepares supporting materials to assist with reference and instruction. Assumes a leadership role in the development and revision of the library website.
  •  Plans and implements programs of library instruction to support NECC's information literacy objectives. Collaborates with teaching faculty and other librarians to develop and assess the effectiveness of instructional programs that promote information literacy within the curriculum.
  •  Oversees the development of the Lawrence library collection by identifying, evaluating, and selecting materials to be added to that collection in support of the mission of the college, the specific courses taught in Lawrence, and the unique needs of the population we serve. Supervises the annual inventory of the Lawrence collection and discards outdated and damaged materials as needed.
  •  Collaborates with area public librarians, academic librarians and others beyond NECC to help provide programs, resources and services that support educational success, promote lifelong learning, and enrich the communities that we serve.
  •  Participates in the ongoing process of assessing all aspects of library services, collections and facilities. Assists instruction librarians and faculty in the development of programmatic assessment models that measure the impact of library instruction on student learning; assists faculty by providing the information needed to assess college programs through the program review process as well as programmatic accreditations where applicable.
  •  Performs other duties, as required.

Required:
Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or closely related field.


At least five years of progressively responsible and relevant library experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with LibGuides, a course management system, Microsoft Office applications, an integrated library system, and related library systems and software. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment.


Preferred:
Experience in providing reference, instruction and related library services in a community college setting. Demonstrated commitment to innovative use of resources and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of students, faculty and researchers.


Experience in supervising and training library staff. Demonstrated team-building skills, including the ability to motivate, develop, and mentor others. Evidence of success in embracing and leading positive change. Demonstrated experience in working with students, faculty and staff of diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including those with differing levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.


Salary: Anticipated salary range is $57,330.00 - $68, 823.00 annually with complete fringe benefits package. Actual salary will be determined in accordance with the MCCC/MTA classification system commiserate with education and experience. Pay Grade #6


Deadline: July 25, 2014 POST #:45023

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NECC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply


NOTES:
Employer will assist with relocation costs.

Additional Salary Information: Actual salary will be determined in accordance with the MCCC/MTA classification system commiserate with education and experience. Pay Grade #6
Internal Number: POST#: 45023

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Instruction and Research Librarian, Wheelock College Library, Boston MA

Title: Instruction and Research Librarian

 

Wheelock College Library seeks a highly-motivated, service-oriented Instruction and Research Librarian with an enthusiasm for teaching. Must have a passion for the role information literacy can play in student success, and an appreciation for working in a collaborative environment. Creative, energetic, knowledgeable professionals are encouraged to apply.

 

The Instruction and Research Librarian provides leadership in planning, evaluating and delivering library and information literacy instruction in support of the mission of the College.

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

 

  • Plans, implements, promotes, and assesses instruction programs for information literacy and library research for students, faculty, and staff

 

  • Develops instructional materials to support classes and independent learning

 

  • Responsible for outreach to faculty and staff to develop collaborative opportunities in instruction and research

 

  • Regularly provides reference services and assists in covering service desk shifts as needed

 

  • ·         Responsible for development of the reference collections; contributes to the development of all other Library collections and selects in areas assigned

 

  • Keeps abreast of trends and initiates new instruction and reference services as appropriate, for all learners and members of the community

 

  • Oversees Archives operations

 

 

Qualifications

 

§  Master's degree in library or information science

 

§  2 or more years of post-degree academic library experience teaching information literacy classes and providing reference services.

 

§  Demonstrated ability to teach, and knowledge of information literacy concepts, competencies, and best practices

§  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 

§  Ability to be flexible, work independently and collaboratively on multiple projects in a fast and changing environment

 

§  Ability to work evening or weekend hours as needed.

 

Additional Information

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

 
Please apply online only by going to www.wheelock.edu and clicking on Work@Wheelock

 

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Faculty Technology Specialist, NYU Shanghai, Shanghai China

Faculty Technology Specialist, NYU Shanghai

Description:

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


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

Responsibilities:

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

Required Education:

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

Required Experience:

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

 

Preferred Experience:

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

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

NYU Shanghai Library: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

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

Director, Metadata Services

Department: Cataloging & Metadata Center

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

Position Availability: Immediately

Application Deadline: July 23, 2014

 

Description of Institution and Library

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

§  Materials in all languages

§  Manuscript collections

§  Ephemera of all types

§  Social media

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

§  Born digital materials, such as personal papers

§  Research data sets

§  Linked data

§  Authority data and other support for the Semantic web

Vision, Leadership and Strategic Planning

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

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

§  Plans and coordinates the implementation of metadata services and initiatives

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

Operations and Management

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

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

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

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

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

Collaborations and Partnerships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

§  Externally advocate for standards and tools needed locally

§  Plan, manage, and review metadata for digital projects

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

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

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

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

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

§  Write and maintain documentation of policies and procedures

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

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

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


Required Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

§  Aptitude for learning new technologies and metadata standards

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

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

§  Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and manage projects

§  Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills

§  Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

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

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

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

§  Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities

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

Desired Qualifications

§  Experience with mapping and transporting of data

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

§  Experience in developing ontologies and taxonomies

§  Knowledge of archival principles and best practices

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

§  Familiarity with XML

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

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

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

General Information

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

 

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


Application Procedures

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

 

Applications must include:

§  a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;

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

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

Candidates should apply by July 23, 2014 to be considered for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

 

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

 

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources.

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

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

 

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

 

Required Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Search Committee

Education & Instructional Technology Librarian

Ms. Mary Sweatte, Library Personnel Administrator

2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858-4353

 

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

 

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

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

POSITION:       Instructional Technology Librarian

AVAILABLE:      September 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

 

The University and The Libraries

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

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

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

The Region

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

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

Salary and Benefits

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

Deadline for Application

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

To Apply

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

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Electronic Resources Librarian, American University Library, Washington DC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The private university with a public responsibility.

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

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

AVAILABLE:    September 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

The University and The Libraries

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

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

The Region

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

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

Salary and Benefits

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

Deadline for Application

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

To Apply

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

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Circulation Manager, John D. Rockefeller Jr. 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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Asian American Studies Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Asian American Studies Librarian-Ethnic Studies Library

Hiring range: Mid-range Associate Librarian

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

This is a 75% time appointment available starting January 2015

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

 

The Ethnic Studies Library

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

 

Responsibilities

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

 

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

 

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

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

 

Additional Qualifications:

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

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

For inquiries contact:

Lillian Castillo-Speed, Head Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library

csl@library.berkeley.edu

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Executive Director, Dryad, Durham NC

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

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

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

Duties of the Executive Director:

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

Qualifications:

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

For inquiries, please contact director@datadryad.org.

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

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

Hiring range: Mid-range Associate Librarian


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


This is a 75% time appointment available starting January 2015


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


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


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


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


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

Additional Required Qualifications:

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


Additional Preferred Qualifications

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


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


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


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


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


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

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Data Services Librarian, George Washington University, Washington DC

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


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


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


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


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


Familiarity with funding agency requirements for data management plans.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


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


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


Internal Number: 22345

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Evening Information Literacy Librarian, American International College, Springfield MA

POSITION:                            Evening Information Literacy Librarian

 

DEPARTMENT:                   Library

 

SUPERVISOR:                      Director of Library

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet.  Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students.  Founded in 1885, the College has 3500 graduate and undergraduate students.  AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Graduate and Adult Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

 

Under the direction of the Director of the Library, the Evening Information Literacy Librarian is responsible for all aspects of information literacy including but not limited to lesson plans, tutorials, delivery, statistics and assessments.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Responsible for all aspects of information literacy including but not limited to lesson plans, tutorials, delivery, statistics and assessments
  • Manage the interlibrary loan process including, but not limited to, managing related software systems, interlibrary loan policies, statistics and supplies, and supervising students with ILL projects
  • Database administration and management
  • Act as liaison to Marketing (webpages, social media)
  • Assist with traditional reference responsibilities
  • Assist with traditional patron related circulation responsibilities

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Masters in Information and Library Science
  • Knowledge and previous experience in instructional technology and academic librarianship
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent Microsoft experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of integrated library systems and interlibrary loan software
  • Good working knowledge of creating reports

 

 

 

The Evening Information Literacy Librarian is a full time, benefit eligible, twelve (12) month, exempt position.  The traditional hours for this position are 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm, but flexibility is required based on the needs of the department. 

 

Qualified applicants must electronically submit a cover letter, current resume or CV summarizing your qualifications and the contact information for three professional references (all saved as one document) via this online application:

 

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9934531

 

AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

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Faculty, Head Librarian, Austin Community College, Austin TX

Job #1311024
Apply for this Position

Closing Date: 08/05/2014

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

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

WORK EXPERIENCE
Required

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


Preferred

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


EDUCATION
Required

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

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Library Assistant Professor for Information Literacy, University of Vermont, Burlington VT

POSITION TITLE: Library Assistant Professor for Information Literacy

 

The University of Vermont (UVM) Bailey/Howe Library invites applications for the position of Library Assistant Professor for Information Literacy. This grant funded position is for the term of August 2014 to  August 2016 with possible renewal for a third year. 

 

UVM seeks a dynamic librarian who appreciates 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 work as part of a group to support UVM's General Education learning outcome for writing and information literacy. This learning outcome has two main trajectories, Foundational Writing and Information Literacy, and Writing and Information Literacy in the Disciplines. 

 

Our program uses an innovative approach to curriculum mapping and the teaching and learning process, incorporating learning theories and instructional technologies at all curricular levels.

 

The emphasis of this position will be on information literacy, instruction, and reference services, and assisting subject liaisons and project coordinators with special projects related to the Foundational Writing and Information Literacy and Writing and Information Literacy in the Disciples projects.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

In partnership with the department leadership and subject liaisons:

  • Provides instructional support for foundational information literacy
  • Collects and analyze data, and assist with assessment of information literacy programs
  • Supports the creation and development of faculty development program
  • Serves at the reference desk which includes some nights and weekend shifts
  • Participates as a member of the Information & Instruction Services department

And;

  • Engages in scholarly and creative activities and in service to the profession, as required of library faculty members and negotiated in workload planning.

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The successful candidate for this position must have a Master's degree from an ALA accredited information studies program or be actively enrolled in an ALA accredited Master's degree program with an expected graduation no later than August 31, 2014. 
  • Coursework, an internship, or academic work experience in information literacy instruction or other teaching experience.
  • Coursework, an internship, or academic work experience in reference services.  
  • Appreciation of digital technologies and their potential to enhance information literacy; and a willingness to creatively use this knowledge to integrate information literacy modules into both on campus and blended courses.
  • Enthusiasm to represent the library through excellent public services.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent written communication.

 

SALARY AND RANK:

 

The successful candidate will be appointed as a Library Assistant Professor at 75% FTE with an annual salary of $38,559. The desired start date is August 2014. As a member of the library faculty this position is represented by United Academics.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion, to be demonstrated in the cover letter and/or CV.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted online at: www.uvmjobs.com. Refer to job posting #0041292.

 

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than July 24, 2014.

 

Please address questions about the position and the search to, Daisy Benson (daisy.benson@uvm.edu), search committee chair.

 

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. Recent initiatives include the Transdisciplinary Research Initiative and the Gen-Ed: Re-Envisioning Undergraduate Education initiative. UVM is known for its spirit of public service, as well as its commitment to independent thinking.

 

The UVM 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 in public service. The Bailey/Howe Library, the main library on campus, provides excellent service in a student-centered environment, with up to 8,000 visitors per day.

 

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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Director of Learning Commons, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland ME

Bargaining Unit:  MEA Administrator, Level 4           

 

Salary: $46,221 - $76,396 (starting $46,221 - $56,846)

 

 Benefits: 100% employer paid health, dental and life insurance for employees (spouse/domestic partner/dependent coverage also available), vision insurance, choice of Maine Public Employees Retirement System or TIAA CREF in lieu of social security, generous vacation/personal/sick time allowances, 12 paid holidays, professional development, and free tuition within the MCCS for employees, spouse and/or dependents.

 

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Assoc. Dean of Academic Affairs, the Director of the Learning Commons will take a lead role in the integration of library and academic support services within the Learning Commons and other venues The Director provides vision, leadership, and management in developing innovative services and integration of technology in library, tutoring, and related student success functions.

 

  •    Directs all aspects of the Learning Commons with a commitment to customer satisfaction, quality, and accuracy for students, faculty, staff and community patrons.
  •    Coordinates and integrates learning services with leadership from other functional areas such as tutoring, testing, writing and faculty instructional services; contributes to curriculum development/student success and retention initiatives.
  •    Creates a dynamic and innovative Learning Commons environment based upon current research and best practices, assuring that services are provided in multiple formats and locations.
  •    Directs and supervises all aspects of staffing including developing, scheduling, training and evaluating Learning Commons employees.
  •    Makes recommendations for innovations and improvement based on the review and tracking of system and process data, and keeping informed on advancements and changes in the fields of student learning, library and academic support, and publisher support programs.
  •    Provides leadership for the interpretation of College policies and establishes and administers Learning Commons' procedures.
  •    Develops and administers the area budget, communication plans, and grant proposals when applicable.

 

Minimum Qualifications:  Essential: Master's in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required:  

  •    Progressive administrative experience within a library, (community college library experience preferred), learning commons, or academic support center; minimum of three years' experience working in higher education
  •    Knowledge of best practices in student success strategies and learning-related support services
  •    Proven successful supervisory, management, and leadership experience with demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development
  •    (Preferred) Demonstrated experience and engagement in applying emerging and academic technologies that support the learning process in the classroom and online, and those that support process improvement and automation of services
  •    Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation; and ability to interact effectively and work productively, collegially, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment
  •    Excellent customer service skills and proven ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships.
  •    Ability to view issues from a college and campus-wide perspective, foster teamwork,

and stimulate cross-functional collaboration

 

Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to HR@smccME.edu  or mail to:

 

Southern Maine Community College

2 Fort Road

South Portland, ME  04106

Attention:  Denise Reny, HR & Benefits Manager

 

SMCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer & Educational Institution

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

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

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

Serves on library and university committees as appropriate.

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

Performs other duties, as assigned.

Performs other duties, as assigned.

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

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

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

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

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

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Systems & Applications Librarian, Whitman College, Walla Walla WA

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

      

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

 

The College is located in Walla Walla, positioned in the heart of beautiful SE Washington's wine country in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. The area allows one to experience a wide variety of recreational opportunities, provides access to more than a dozen art galleries, three theatres, and the oldest continuous symphony west of the Mississippi River. Whitman has vibrant theatre and music programs and routinely invites renowned speakers and performers to campus. Moreover, residents of the state of Washington pay no state income tax.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Principal Duties

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

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


Required Qualifications

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


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

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

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

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

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

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

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Education Commons Internships, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

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

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

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

OVERVIEW:

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

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

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

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


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

REQUIREMENTS: 

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

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


Elizabeth Martin 
martinev@pobox.upenn.edu 


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

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Collections Assistant, Museum of the White Mountains, Plymouth State University, Plymouth NH

The Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University "preserves and promotes the unique history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provides unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving researchers, students, and the public."

We are currently seeking a person to fill the role of Collections Assistant.  The candidate selected will be an individual with collections care experience who is able to handle the management and registration duties of a growing museum collection, dynamic exhibitions program, and solid virtual collection and exhibition presence at a 1.5-year old museum at Plymouth State University.  The position necessitates strong skills in communication, organization, collaboration, mentoring, and collections management - both digital and physical. The best candidate will have a working knowledge of PastPerfect software. Bachelors required, masters preferred. 

The position is a one year, 30-hour per week, non-benefited adjunct staff appointment with the possibility of renewal based on performance, need, continued funding availability, and qualifications.  Please send a cover letter, résumé, names, and contact information for three references via e-mail to rmschofield1@plymouth.edu or U.S. Mail to Robin Schofield, Office of the Academic Deans, Plymouth State University, 17 High Street, MSC #74, Plymouth, NH, 03264. 

Plymouth State University is an EEO/AA Employer.  We are committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity, equity and inclusiveness across our campus community and encourage applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in U.S.

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E-Resources and Serials Access Librarian, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley MA

The Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount Holyoke College seeks an enthusiastic, creative, collegial, and service-oriented recent ALA-accredited-MLS graduate to help in the acquiring and managing of licensed and subscribed content for discovery and access. The new E-Resources and Serials Access Librarian's position is intended to give an entry-level librarian the opportunity to quickly gain a broad and experience-based understanding of the diverse area of Discovery Services as well as to bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to LITS. To be successful in the small, dynamic, continuously metamorphosing Discovery Services Department, the incumbent will need to be able to learn new technologies with ease, enjoy solving puzzles and resolving discrepancies, not be afraid to ask questions, view mistakes as learning opportunities, and, while admiring the trees, never lose sight of the forest.

The successful candidate will report to and work closely with the E-Resources and Discovery Services Librarian, becoming responsible for a wide range of tasks and workflows in the Discovery Services Department, such as coordinating the acquisition, payment, renewal, activation, and cataloging of electronic resources, and print periodicals and serials. She or he will also work closely with Collection Development and Interlibrary Loan and have ample opportunity to apply her or his creative and innovative skill sets.


Find a full description, including qualifications, and apply online at: http://jobsearch.mtholyoke.edu. Mount Holyoke is an employer committed to fostering multicultural diversity in its staff, faculty, and students. Women and people of color are especially encouraged to apply.  

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Head of Reference and Instructional Services, Geisel Library, Saint Anselm College, Manchester NH

Geisel Library of Saint Anselm College is accepting applications for the position of Head of Reference and Instructional Services. 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 Reference Department supports a vibrant and comprehensive information literacy program which is integrated with new student orientation, freshmen composition, and advanced courses across the curriculum. The Department is also heavily involved with College-wide assessment efforts and staffs a heavily used reference desk providing services for students, faculty, and staff. In addition, Reference librarians also serve as liaisons to different academic departments depending on individual subject expertise. See www.anselm.edu/library for further details.

 

The Head of Reference and Instruction is responsible for the planning, execution, and daily management of all reference and instructional services.  The successful candidate will lead the department and information literacy program during a change to the College's core curriculum and ongoing efforts to reach students at all stages of their undergraduate careers.  The position is part of the Library's management team and reports to the College Librarian.  She/he supervises three FTE professional librarians, one full-time support staff member, and student assistants.  

 

Additional responsibilities include:

 

  • teaching in the information literacy program
  • overseeing the library's online presence through website maintenance, social media presence, and LibGuide creation and promotion
  • serving as liaison to assigned academic departments
  • managing interlibrary loan operations

 

Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS with five years of experience in an academic library; supervisory experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; a strong disposition toward working with undergraduate students on all levels of library service; significant experience with, and dedication to, information literacy programs on the college or university level; knowledge of contemporary theories and methods of instructional pedagogy;  a commitment to systematic assessment strategies and their implementation; thorough knowledge of online resources relevant to a liberal arts curriculum. Candidates should also have demonstrated successful experience in working in a collaborative team environment and have the ability set and achieve short and long term strategic goals.    

 

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

 

All interested candidates must apply directly on-line at www.anselm.edu/hr.

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 July 16, 2014 will receive first consideration.  

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until August 18, 2014, and review of applications will begin on July 15, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:bonniesmith@ufl.edu. Please follow the application procedures on the Position Vacancy Announcement.

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Evening Circulation Supervisor, D'Amour Library (Part-time), Western New England University, Springfield, MA

Western New England University has an immediate opening for a part-time, evening circulation supervisor in D'Amour Library. The shifts are Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 4:00 PM to midnight during the academic year with shortened hours over the summer. Hours may vary due to staffing needs and the University's schedule. Working as part of the Circulation team, duties include supervising Circulation Desk evening operations, handling circulation transactions and course reserves, training and supervising student staff, and closing the Library. High school diploma and excellent clerical, communication, and customer service skills required, prior library and supervisory experience preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.  Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu

 

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

Preferred Requirements

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

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

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Visual Resources Curator, American University, Washington DC

Position Number: 11708

Department: Art

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Work Hours per Week: 35

Band: Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst A

Position Type: Full-time Staff

Description:

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

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

Additional Information:

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

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

PI79908935 

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Digital Projects Developer, Duke University Libraries, Durham NC

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

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

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

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

Education

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

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

Experience

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

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

 
Salary and Benefits

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

Environment

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

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

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

Application

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

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

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

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Systems Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

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

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

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

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

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

Preferences:
Education: Specialization in digital librarianship.

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

Closing Date: 07/25/2014

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

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Associate University Librarian for Collections, Brandeis University, Waltham MA

Brandeis University seeks applications and nominations for the position of Associate University Librarian for Collections to shape the direction of collections management and technical services at Brandeis. The successful candidate will craft a clear vision for the management of collections in a research library and will possess a deep appreciation for the importance of both signature and core collections, as well as new digital and collaborative scholarship tools. Reporting to the Vice Provost/University Librarian/Chief Information Officer, the AUL for Collections will participate as part of the Library's leadership team and will supervise the cataloging, metadata, and collection services group.

 

 

Responsibilities will include:

 

  • Leadership of planning and policy development for collections
  • Advocacy on behalf of resources for collections both on campus and within the Library, representing the Library and its collections to campus and external resource allocators
  • Development of policies and procedures affecting functional areas, budget allocation, and changes in service policies, in conjunction with the University Librarian and other AULs
  • Control and management of the budget for procurement and delivery of information resources, including negotiation of licenses and management of the acquisition process for information resources

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in library and information science required; additional graduate education welcome
  • At least five years of experience in managing staff and budgets
  • Strong and detailed knowledge of acquisition and procurement processes in academic libraries
  • Expertise in multiple library metadata schemas, and in the use and transformation of metadata
  • Proficiency with integrated library systems and data analysis tools; expertise in digital collection development
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, including the ability to manage complex projects and the ability to foster teamwork; detailed understanding of the online information environment as managed by a library organization; experience in collection development for research libraries

 

http://tinyurl.com/kqyduwo

 

 

How to Apply:

 

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Click on "Begin Your Job Search Now." Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

 

Closing Statement:

 

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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Catalog/Metadata Librarian 1-2, Beinecke Library, Yale University, New Haven CT

DEPARTMENT:                Beinecke Library, Yale University

STARS Requisition #:      25886BR

 

Yale University invites applications for the position of Catalog/Metadata Librarian. Under the general direction of the Rare Book Team Leader, the Catalog/Metadata Librarian creates, enhances, and maintains original and complex bibliographic and authority records for a wide range of special collections materials in various formats for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Plans, directs, and reviews work of cataloging assistants and/or student assistants. Participates in Library-wide planning and committee activities, and is expected to be active professionally.  The Rare Book Team is responsible for cataloging material ranging from incunabula to twenty-first century publications. Beginning in July of 2014, the Rare Book Team will be a unit of Technical Services within the Beinecke Library.

 

Requirements include:

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school. In selective cases a graduate degree in a related subject field may be substituted.
  • Preferred: Experience cataloging rare materials using DCRM; NACO experience; experience applying non-MARC metadata schema.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national cataloging/metadata content and structural standards. Knowledge of subject analysis and classification systems.
  • If supervision of professional and/or support staff is a principal responsibility, supervisory experience is required.
  • Experience designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications; analytical ability; accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to initiate and adapt to change.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Ability to catalog rare materials using Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (DCRM) standards.
  • Ability to work with Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
  • Reading knowledge of one of more modern European languages (other than English).
  • Ability to apply non-MARC metadata schema.
  • Demonstrated engagement with the future of bibliographic control, whether through coursework or work experience. Record of involvement or desire to engage with special collections and other cataloging communities.

 

For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at www.Yale.edu/jobs.  The STARS requisition ID for this position is 25886BR.  AA/EEO - M/F/Disability/Veteran

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Director, Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University, New Haven CT

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: The Fortunoff Video Archive (FVA) is a collection of 4,500 video testimonies and related ephemera of Holocaust witnesses. Reporting to the Director of Manuscripts and Archives (MSSA) in the Yale University Library (YUL), and in collaboration with MSSA and other YUL staff, the FVA Director is responsible for establishing a vision for FVA and setting priorities for the administration of the collection and incorporation of the collection into teaching and research at Yale and beyond. Administrative responsibilities include analysis, planning, and evaluation of programs, policies, and procedures; budgeting and financial oversight; management of rights and related legal issues; and development and managements of grant-funded and other special projects. The Director establishes programs and policies to ensure the long-term preservation of the collection; hires and manages appropriate staff; creates and oversees the website and other promotional material; communicates with national and international affiliated projects; works with donors, Yale's development offices, and Yale's office of grants and contracts to seek financial support when needed; and directs recording of testimonies at Yale. Working in a complex university library environment in collegial fashion, the Director contributes to the development and achievement of the goals and objectives of both MSSA and YUL. To support teaching and research, the Director responds to phone and email reference inquiries and works individually with in-person researchers. Building on existing programs, s/he engages in inventive outreach across the Yale community, using technology when appropriate, and develops strong relationships with faculty to promote integration of testimonies into their courses and research. The Director teaches classes, conducts instructional and other user training programs, and creates edited programs for use in outreach and teaching. The Director plays an active role in local, national, and international professional and scholarly communities. S/he will maintain and enhance the reputation of the FVA as a leader in the preservation of Holocaust testimonies and their use in teaching and scholarship.

Required Education, Skills and Experience: • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. In selected instances, a post graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline may be substituted for a master's degree in library science. • 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. • Knowledge of the history of and current trends in scholarly research related to the study of the Holocaust. • Knowledge of program/project management, including budget and financial oversight. • Reading and speaking fluency in at least one of the following languages in addition to English: Hebrew, French, German. • Preferred: PhD. in humanities or social sciences related to Holocaust studies. Knowledge of or experience in intellectual access and control programs and video technology/preservation.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html. 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.

Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. For more information about the department, please consult the website: http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/. 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 25530BR. Please be sure to reference #25530BR 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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Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, University of Miami, Coral Gables FL

Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Head, Information Resources Management, UMass Amherst, Amherst MA

Head, Information Resources Management
Librarian III, IV or V

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning.

The UMass Amherst Libraries is seeking a highly experienced, enthusiastic and engaged individual to lead the Department of Information Resources Management. The ideal candidate will provide leadership and vision for acquiring, processing, providing intellectual access, organizing, managing, and preserving print and digital collections. The Head, Information Resources Management will prioritize and administer departmental workflows and services in response to user needs, new opportunities, evolving technologies and trends in academic libraries and higher education. A key position objective is to balance knowledge of collection management activities to integrate this function into the broader, user-oriented perspective and foster a culture of communication and collaboration. The successful candidate will join a team of librarians seeking state-of-the-art approaches to engage and work with campus researchers.

Required Qualifications:
1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.

2. Minimum of five years recent supervisory experience in this or a comparable research, academic or special library.

3. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills, including presentation skills.

4. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.

5. Strong service ethic and the ability to interact effectively and work productively and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and levels of staff.

6. Current knowledge of trends, developments, and best practices in technical services in the field (i.e., ERMs, discovery services, linked open data, RDA, integrated library systems, etc.).

7. Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization.

8. Budget management experience.
9. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
10. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
11. Experience with collection assessment activities, including data analysis.
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with usability testing; and experience working in a unionized environment.

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:
Please apply on line at www.http://umass.interviewexchange.com and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by July 18, 2014 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Acquisitions Librarian, Mercer County Community College, Trenton NJ

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

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

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

12-month, Tenure-Track, beginning Fall 2014 

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

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

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


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

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

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

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Research Emerging Technologies Librarian, Western New England University School of Law, Springfield MA

Research/Emerging Technologies Librarian

Western New England University School of Law is seeking a service-oriented individual to serve as our Research/Emerging Technologies Librarian. This Librarian plays a unique role in ensuring that the Law Library takes full advantage of existing technologies and investigates and adapts new technologies for acquiring, organizing, and presenting legal information to our faculty and students while also providing the high level of research assistance for which our Library is known. Additionally, this position's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, helping to maintain the library's web presence including creating and maintaining LibGuide Research Guides, maintaining our Digital Commons scholarly repository and SSRN Research Paper Series; acting as liaison to our IT department; developing expertise with our integrated library system, Innovative Interfaces, Inc.; managing our Interlibrary Loan program; participating in the library's instructional programs; and acting as liaison to assigned faculty members.

J. D. and M.L.S. from accredited institutions; demonstrated knowledge of basic and advanced legal research sources; experience developing web resources and custom applications; knowledge of the use of technology in libraries; strong service orientation and the ability to interact and to communicate effectively with faculty, students, colleagues, and public patrons; ability to work both independently and in a collaborative collegial environment; excellent communication skills. Reference experience strongly preferred.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Springfield is situated in the Pioneer Valley, home to thriving arts and cultural communities, and conveniently located 90 minutes from Boston, 30 minutes from Northampton, and less than 60 minutes to the Berkshires.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Screening of applications will begin July 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. We will also be interviewing at AALL Sunday, July 13 through Tuesday, July 15. Please send cover letter (detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position), resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three references to Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

Application Information

Postal Address: Donna Martin
Human Resources
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684
Email Address: hr@wne.edu

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Librarian, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury CT

POSITION:      

Librarian, (Community College Professional 18)
12- Month Tenure Track Position

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:         

Fall 2014

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters degree in Library Science together with at least one year of experience as a Librarian.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.  They must also provide appropriate references.  Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Librarian is accountable for providing support to the learning mission of the College through effective performances in the following essential result areas, as assigned:  Public and Reference Services; Technical Services, Instruction; Circulation Management; and Staff Supervision.  Responsibilities will include staffing the Reference desk, teaching library instruction classes, cataloging and acquisition of materials, and providing computer-based technical support for the library.

 

MINIMUM SALARY:
$59,471, approximate annual, subject to collective bargaining increase.

TO APPLY: (Submit the following to the address below. Emailed or faxed application packages will NOT be accepted)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume
  • Typed Employment Application (ONLY Revision dated 9/21/2012 will be accepted)
  • Official transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution
  • Name, address and phone number of three references


Librarian Search Committee
Room L410A
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
July 21, 2014

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

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

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

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Librarian III, Rutgers, Newark NJ

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


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

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

New Jersey First Act/Residency Law:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

 

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: 

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

 

Desired: 

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

SALARY AND BENEFITS

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

TO APPLY:

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

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

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

Job Responsibilities



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





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

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





The STEM Liaison Librarian duties (65%):



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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Emerging Technologies Librarian duties (35%):



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

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

*        Collaborate on innovative technology centric projects.





Minimum and Additional Requirements



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

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

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

*        Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in science librarianship.

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

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

*        Initiative and innovative problem-solving skills.





Preferred Qualifications



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

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

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





Additional Comments

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




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

Position is open until filled.

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

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Librarian, Daniel Webster College, Nashua NH

Since our founding in 1965, Daniel Webster College ("DWC") has established itself as an innovative center of higher learning. DWC maintains an active enrollment of approximately 1,000 students in varying Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in the following schools: Arts and Sciences; Aviation Sciences; Business,  Management and Professional Studies; Engineering and Computer Sciences.  Our programs employ traditional, applied and adult-learning teaching styles and are delivered through traditional, accelerated and distance methodologies in a learner-centered environment of mutual respect.

 

We are committed to helping men and women develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue opportunities in the fields of aviation, information technology, business and engineering.

 

In our pursuit of excellence, our employees are our greatest asset.  DWC is a reflection of the spirit of our college community and every employee plays an invaluable role in the achievement of our mission.

 

Ensures the Learning Resource Center (LRC) is established as and remains an integral part of the campus.  Develops, coordinates and delivers user training courses/materials as well as prepares and distributes user documentation and aids.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Responsibilities

•Designs, implements and maintains strategic plans for the LRC library collections.

•In collaboration with campus faculty, selects books and other media needed for the LRC.  Coordinates LRC materials with course curriculum.

•Assists students with questions regarding the LRC or course materials.

•Designs and delivers database tutorials and instruction materials for users and assists them in search strategies and advanced information needs.

•Assists Instructors with retention efforts by providing information on resources and techniques to enhance study skills, library research skills, etc.  Maintains records of LRC usage to correlate students' progress with their course work.

•Offers formal and informal instruction sessions on how to conduct research using library resources. Serves as an embedded librarian in multiple sections of freshman English.

•Provides reference service to the campus community during assigned desk hours  and via email.

•Negotiates library agreements by complying with state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.

•Ensures compliance with policies and procedures, ethical practices and the guidelines of government and accrediting organizations.

 

Requirements & Additional Information:

 

Requirements  

•Master's degree required in Library Science from and ALA accredited library school.

•At least two years' experience working in a library environment.

•Efficiently and effectively utilize a personal computer and related software including Microsoft Office, departmental specific software and the Internet.

•Able to interact with employees, students and outside contacts of all levels.

•Proven educational or administrative experience in solving problems for individuals or teams.  Experience with analyzing and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of options and exercise critical thinking, problem solving, and judgment skills.

•Proven track record of handling and organizing multiple items with timely completions.

•Proven record of multi-tasking and ability to handle a high pressure environment with timeline pressures.

•Past history of developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.

•Applicants must be available to work a variable work schedule that will include evenings and weekends .

 

Daniel Webster College is committed to offering our employees a benefits package that will allow them to find a balance between their professional and personal lives as well as the opportunity for career development.

 

Application Procedure:

 

Apply at https://careers-dwc.icims.com/jobs/21609/librarian/job?mode=apply&apply=yes&hashed=58168622

 

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Systems Librarian, Georgetown University, Washington DC

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


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


Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:

•Knowledge of MARC format

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

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

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


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


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


Internal Number: 20141111

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Haverford College, Haverford PA

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

 

Specific Duties

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4. Actively engages with a related scholarly discipline.

 

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

 

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

 

7.  Other duties as assigned.

 

 

The Position and the College:

 

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

 

This position affords an excellent opportunity to pursue a career at an outstanding college and in a collaborative, consortially-oriented work environment. The college seeks candidates who take an expansive approach to the work of libraries, to the possibilities afforded by information technologies for achieving the college's goals for student and faculty work, and to the integration of their work with that of other units within the libraries and among the Tri-College libraries. This position is new and is intended to help meet the increasing demand by faculty and students for instruction and research support. The salary is competitive and comes with generous benefits.

 

Qualifications

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Clinical Librarian, Mercer University Medical Library, Macon GA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Application Review Date

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Please provide the following:

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


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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE:  ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED VACANCY

Digital Services/Systems Librarian, CCP 18

12 month, tenure track

 

POSITION:                                             Digital Services/Systems Librarian

 

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:         September 2014

 

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 abilities to work effectively independently and in teams; strong computer and information technology skills; excellent interpersonal, written communication skills; effective presentation skills; demonstrated positive customer service experience; demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and to working with a diverse student body.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:          Experience in an academic library; experience with library information systems; 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 all are strongly preferred qualifications.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:                              Working in a team environment 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) oversee Library operation at the Meriden Center; (6) develop successful partnerships with Distance Learning and faculty to integrate digital/e-resources and mobile technologies with campus teaching and learning initiatives; (7) liaise with faculty and contribute to the Library's collection development and maintenance; (8) supervise circulation operations and manage course reserves; (9) participate in reference and research assistance; (10) provide copy cataloging services as needed; (11) provide assistance and technical support to library staff for the creation of teaching aids such as class and subject guides; (12) liaise with the college's IT Department; (13) perform other related duties 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:                  July 14, 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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Librarian, Middlesex Community College, Middletown CT

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE:  ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED VACANCY

Librarian, CCP 18

12 month, tenure track

 

POSITION:                                             Librarian

 

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE:         September 2014

 

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 abilities to work effectively independently and in teams; strong computer and information technology skills; excellent interpersonal, written communication skills; effective presentation skills; demonstrated positive customer service experience; demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and to working with a diverse student body.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:          Experience in an academic library; experience with LibGuides; experience and knowledge of emerging technologies such as mobile applications; experience in accreditation process; experience with developing and administering learning assessment tools.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:                              Working in a team environment under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks that successfully respond to the needs of MxCC students, faculty and staff: (1) under the supervision of the library instructional team leader, develop, conduct and assess information literacy  instruction sessions and collaborate with faculty to facilitate library instruction; (2) instruct and advise patrons on research and effective use of library resources and basic computer applications; (3) liaise with and provide library services at the MxCC's Meriden Center; (4) liaise with faculty and contribute to the library's collection development and maintenance; (5) demonstrate ability and understanding of Library circulation procedures; (6) provide interlibrary loan service;  (7) perform other related duties 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:                  July 14, 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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Collections Archivist, Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem NC

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


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


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

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

NOTES:

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

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

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Collections Strategist, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

COLLECTIONS STRATEGIST (Arts and Humanities)
Collections Strategy and Management
Librarian II/III



The MIT Libraries seeks a Collections Strategist who is an adaptive, innovative and process-driven strategic thinker. This position contributes to the Collections Strategy and Management (CSM) Department's leadership role in developing a holistic strategy for collections within the library, publishing and scholarly communities, and will serve as CSM's lead strategist for the Arts and Humanities collections.



The Collections Strategist will participate with department colleagues in the development and implementation of the Libraries collections policies and strategies. S/he will manage approval plan content; participate in prioritizing and spending designated central funds; and help with the selection of major interdisciplinary resources and packages. The Strategist will gather and organize collections data from a variety of tools and sources and coordinate its use in collections work, and, through analysis and assessment, use it to guide strategy changes. S/he will also provide leadership to selected collections-related projects.



The incumbent will join the highly collaborative Arts and Humanities Community of Practice (A&H CoP), which serves as a forum for the 10 member group to discuss topics of mutual interest to selectors' communities.  Promoting a strategic and holistic approach to collections work, the Strategist will engage with selectors in building collections, work with them and provide training to ensure best collections practices, and help the CoP think about collections work within the broader context of outreach, access, metadata creation, rights management and curation. S/he will monitor funds; manage gift/endowed fund expenditures according to donors' intent; and contribute to resource development and donor stewardship including identifying and articulating collections needs.



The Arts and Humanities at MIT are particularly vibrant and interdisciplinary, and play a crucial role in an MIT education. The Collection Strategist will have selection responsibilities for general subject resources and monographs that serve broad aspects of the A&H community's research needs as well as topics that cross subject areas, such as cultural studies, and will support other library services for the community. S/he will be engaged with colleagues around significant issues in the Arts and Humanities and keep abreast of collection trends and publisher changes.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include:

*         ALA-MLS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science

*         Bachelor's degree in the Arts or Humanities or significant experience working with Arts or Humanities collections, including a deep understanding of the literature and information sources used in one or more disciplines

*         Minimum of five years' collection development experience in an academic/research/special library

*         Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written, including experience producing reports and communicating findings for diverse audiences

*         Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues

*         Evidence of ability or potential  to lead change and implement new services and work methods

*         A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries

*         Strong analytical skills

*         Ability to be flexible and to successfully manage competing deadlines

*         Experience working with vendors of scholarly research products

*         Demonstrated project management skills



Preferred

*         Advanced degree in the Arts or Humanities

*         Demonstrated vendor negotiation skills

*         Grant writing experience



SALARY AND BENEFITS: $61,000 minimum. Actual salary and appointment level (Librarian II or III) 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 June 23, 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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Special Collections Program Coordinator, Ohio State University, Columbus OH

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

Key responsibilities include:

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

Education & Experience 

Required Qualifications:

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Suffolk University, Boston MA

Suffolk University is seeking experienced librarian applicants for the Electronic Resources Librarian position.  Reporting to the Assistant Director for Technical Services, the Electronic Resources Librarian provides leadership in the acquisition, evaluation, management, and promotion of a wide range of continuing and electronic resources including databases, journals and reference sources. S/he is responsible for integrating the electronic resources, where appropriate, with the link resolver and federated search engine. S/he takes the lead in resolving access problems for electronic content and trains other staff members in resolving problems as appropriate.

This position is also responsible for integrating the electronic resources, where appropriate, with the link resolver and federated search engine. Takes the lead in resolving access problems for electronic content and trains other staff members in resolving problems as appropriate. Leads the Sawyer Library's effective use of emerging technologies by: 1) evaluating the suitability of emerging technologies for supporting Sawyer Library services; 2) develops and maintain widgets, apps and other products that extend the reach of library resources and services across technology platforms; 3) supports technology-based library outreach to the Suffolk University Community; 4) assesses the effectiveness of technology-based library services; develops library staff awareness of new and emerging technologies.

 

Application deadline: July 25, 2014.

Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program, or equivalent.
  • 3 years or more of post MLS experience
  • Thorough understanding of continuing resources, including awareness of issues of vendors, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs.
  • Experience working with electronic resources and serials in an academic library.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with colleagues on what is increasingly an inter-departmental initiative, understanding variant perspectives on shared work.
  • Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to support Sierra and related future products and services.
  • Ability to develop projects, including training, quality control, and follow-up.
  • Working knowledge of technical environments, especially those related to proxy servers and link resolvers, as well as familiarity with emerging electronic resources standards such as ONIX, SUSHI, COUNTER, SERU.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software
  • Understanding of cataloging standards and MARC format.

Apply Here

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Content Analyst/Taxonomist, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston MA

*Job Title:
Content Analyst/Taxonomist


Organization Name:
Harvard Business School - Baker Library


Wage/Salary:
$1500 for 3 month internship


*Job Description:
The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship is in the midst of creating an online portal for entrepreneurship that redefines the way in which HBS entrepreneurs engage with content, community and each other. As part of this project, the ROCK Center is in need of temporary help from a professional in the field of library/information science to assist in selecting, analyzing, and tagging faculty, external, newsworthy and experiential content for the site, as well as aiding in the development and maintenance of the navigation taxonomy used to tag the content. Timeframe of position: July -September, 2014


Key Responsibilities
• Manage the ROCK Center's Vocabulary, keeping it up-to-date with additions and changes over the course of the engagement
• Manage the ongoing mapping of ROCK Center Vocabulary to the Faculty Research Vocabulary, used to classify HBS faculty publications
• Assist in setting up search criteria for publication selection
• Apply search techniques across the 35K faculty publications, analyze and select those publications that are relevant to ROCK Center's website based on criteria set up by the ROCK Center (selection criteria to include vocabulary, faculty names, etc.)
• Tag the selected publications with ROCK Center Vocabulary terms in a consistent, efficient manner and import into content management system
• Tag practical, external, experiential and newsworthy content with appropriate taxonomy and import relevant content into the content management system
• Work with the ROCK Center and with Knowledge and Library Services staff in the accomplishing the work on this project

Requirements
• Graduate degree in Information or Library Science; or current qualified student
• General knowledge of full text and structured data search strategies and techniques and retrieval in Web and non-Web environments
• General knowledge of tools required to manage content and vocabularies
• Ability to collaborate with teams, bringing a consistent understanding and approach to taxonomy-related information retrieval and information management
• Ability to establish and maintain relationships with colleagues across diverse organizations
• Knowledge of business and management literature helpful

Application Instructions:
Send resume to:


jchiblotner@hbs.edu
Joanne Chi Blotner
ROCK Center for Entrepreneurship
Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

-       Join in library outreach and other innovative initiatives

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

·         Share responsibility for scheduling and oversight of information and reference services in SSHEL;

·         Contribute to library-wide information, instruction, research support services, including virtual reference and information desk hours;

·         Serve on library and/or Urbana campus committees, task forces, and working groups;

·         Other duties as assigned

 

Environment:  The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 100 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and Graduate Assistants. For more detailed information, please visithttp://www.library.illinois.edu/. The College of Applied Health Sciences has 60.75 FTE tenure system faculty with 1,982 undergraduate and 274 graduate students.

 

The Library consists of an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units, as well as multiple departmental libraries located across campus. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarian" programs. The Social Sciences, Health and Education Library, a newly merged unit since the Fall 2013, consolidates collections and service programs of the former Education and Social Science Library and the Applied Health Sciences Library.

 

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree or equivalent; demonstrated experience of at least 1 year working in a health sciences related position; experience providing information, reference, and instructional services in an academic or research library; experience with online information resources, and information management tools for health and medicine; experience creating and maintaining web pages or online learning tools;  demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment; evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex and fluid organizational environment; evidence of the ability to do research, publication, and service consonant with University standards for tenure and promotion; evidence of excellent communication and analytical skills.  Preferred: Advanced degree in a health sciences discipline; experience providing scholarly support services such as data services and/or scholarly communications services; experience building and sustaining library collections in all formats; familiarity with online learning environments; experience working with disability services or knowledge of modifying services and online materials to include universal design.

 

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

 

Terms of Appointment: Twelve month appointment; 24 work days' vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 days annual sick leave (cumulative up to a maximum of 240 days) plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in the State Universities Retirement System is required upon appointment (8% of member's salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security, and are subject to its deduction.

 

Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available atwww.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/.

 

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

 

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by 7/10/14.  Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.

 

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

www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Emerson College, Boston MA

Description: 
The Part-Time Reference Librarian provides reference and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff, in person and via chat and email.

The person in this position works 14 hours per week during the 30 weeks of the year that comprise the fall and spring semesters (September through April). This person works Saturdays from noon to 6pm, two nights per week from 7pm to 10pm, and 2 additional hours per week. May require holiday hours.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education: (including hardware, software, and equipment)
ALA-accredited MLS or enrollment in an MLS program with completion of the basic reference class. Aptitude and skills to provide excellent reference service in person, via chat, and via email.

Excellent reference interview skills and interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to use and troubleshoot computers, printers, scanners, microfilm reader/printers, and copiers.

Interest in library instruction and information literacy.

Familiarity with using reference collections, library catalogs and other electronic resources including full text databases and internet resources

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education (including hardware, software, and equipment)
Familiarity with graphic design and print production standards.

Interest in developing social media campaigns and outreach.

To apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/8035

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Instruction/Liaison Librarian for the Sciences, Trinity University, San Antonio TX

Trinity University seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to join its information literacy and liaison librarian program.  The successful candidate will join a team of energetic, creative librarians whose work earned them the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award in 2007. This is a perfect professional opportunity for those who value the teaching mission of the library, enjoy frequent interaction with bright students and faculty in the library and the classroom, and also wish to participate in professional and scholarly activities as a faculty member.   This position will provide liaison support for the sciences. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

The instruction/liaison librarian is one of a team that supports an innovative information literacy program at Trinity University. The university selected information literacy as its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmation of accreditation (2007-2013). More information about this campus-wide information literacy effort is available at: http://php.trinity.edu/qep/info_lit/. The new university curriculum (approved in 2014) includes a substantial information literacy component that continues to drive the QEP goals forward.

Primary responsibilities include teaching information literacy skills and concepts in assigned liaison areas, working with teaching faculty in those areas to develop departmental-specific objectives, and providing instructionally focused reference service.

Duties will include teaching instruction sessions, workshops, and web-based tutorials.  Outreach will be central to this position.  One-on-one communication and collaboration with teaching faculty will be crucial, especially due to the development and redesign of courses and programs that align with Trinity's new curricular goals. The preparation of guides and tools to advance student learning and collection management will also be expected.

This is a full-time, tenure-track position with faculty rank. Trinity librarians are actively involved in university governance and service. This position will be expected to meet standards of librarianship, scholarship and service for promotion and tenure.

REQUIREMENTS:

Required: ALA-accredited MLS, with significant exposure to information technology and sources.   Bachelor's degree in a liberal arts and sciences discipline.  Background or evidence of strong interest in the physical or life sciences at the undergraduate level.  Excellent interpersonal skills with experience in one-on-one assistance, creating and delivering presentations, and developing outreach programs to users. Knowledge of  reference sources, as well as skill in searching web-based resources.  Strong communication skills, a high energy level, and self-confidence are also musts, as is the ability to work effectively and with initiative, both as a team member and as an individual.  Demonstrated interest in professional development and faculty activities.

 

Preferred:  Experience in teaching or instruction in an academic setting.  Track record of participation in or development of innovative instruction programs, particularly those that use technology to enhance student learning.  Evidence of creative approaches to service problems, and an ability to understand and interpret students' experience of the library to the teaching faculty. 

 

BENEFITS INCLUDE: Trinity paid TIAA/CREF when qualified, comprehensive insurance options, twenty days of annual vacation, and generous professional development support.  This is a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position. Tenure in the Trinity Library is awarded primarily on demonstration of professional excellence. 

 

Trinity University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences institution characterized by a demanding curriculum, distinguished faculty, and exceptionally bright students.  Trinity is located in what Will Rogers called one of America's four unique cities.  Combining Old World charm, a multicultural heritage, and numerous cultural and historical attractions, San Antonio is a friendly, affordable, enchanting city in which to live and work.  Additional information can be found at http://lib.trinity.edu.

 

TO APPLY:  Submit a detailed resume, application letter addressing experience and interest, and the names, phone numbers, email and postal addresses of three references to: Diane J. Graves, University Librarian, Trinity University Library, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX, 78212-7200.  (Send email applications to mpylant@trinity.edu) Review of applications is anticipated to begin June 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Trinity is an EEOC employer.

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Research Assistance Librarian, Liberty University, Lynchburg VA

Job Summary/Basic Function: The principal role of the Research Assistance Librarian is to provide general research, reference, and information services to the Liberty University community.

  • Provides specialized undergraduate research support, instruction, and collection development
  • Contributes to and supports the library's ongoing initiatives to integrate public services, collections, and instruction in the dynamic environment of networked-based information delivery
  • Collaborates with faculty and campus departments to develop approaches to information literacy and scholarly communication which address student retention and student success
  • Participates in both formal and informal professional development opportunities such as conference attendance, professional research and writing, and/or completion of continuing education courses as approved by the University
  • Provides professional research support on projects as assigned
  • Remains abreast of existing and emerging technologies, processes, products, services and leading industry performance benchmarks
  • Works effectively as a team member, embracing and fostering LU's mission
  • Must enjoy working with students as customers and as employees
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, and climb stairs for extended periods in order to serve customers throughout the building
  • Occasionally required to travel to local and campus locations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent
  • Initial faculty rank to be determined based on qualifications and/or experience
  • Strong instruction and digital resource production experience required
  • Well-developed communications and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to adopt emerging practices and utilize technologies relevant to reference and instruction in both digital and conventional contexts
  • Regularly lift 50 or fewer pounds and push 200 or fewer pounds, reach all shelves, and roam all floors of the library for extended periods of time
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to convey clear, well-articulated information
  • Ability to understand, speak, and write English in order to convey messages and correspond in an articulate and professional manner
  • Possess public communication skills that allow professional representation of Liberty University to a variety of business, government and community customers and associates
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature
  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods to perform desk work or type on a keyboard
  • Regularly required to hear and speak in order to effectively communicate orally
  • Regularly required to handle materials, reach overhead, kneel or stoop in order to conduct business
  • Required to serve customers during evening and weekend hours

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second master's degree, preferred
  • Professional library experience, preferred
  • Academic library experience, preferred

To apply: https://jobs.liberty.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=175643

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Health and Life Sciences Informationist, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Health and Life Sciences Informationist

Department: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian - Associate Librarian ($47,722 - $65,734)
Position Availability: Immediately 
Application deadline: July 4, 2014

 

Description of Institution and Library 

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

 

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


As a major academic health sciences center, UCLA plays an important role in teaching, research, and clinical care through its four health science professional schools located in the southern part of campus; these are the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the School of Dentistry. Also vitally important is the Division of Life Sciences in the College of Letters and Science which includes five departments. UCLA Health is the major clinical organization that includes four hospitals and a number of primary and specialty care clinics in surrounding areas. The hospitals and clinics are particularly important, not only because of the clinical care they provide, but because they serve as the clinical training ground for medical students, residents, and fellows. Over $250 million dollars in National Institutes of Health funding was awarded to UCLA researchers in FY 2013, making UCLA the 12th largest recipient of NIH funding.


The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves UCLA's health and life sciences communities, which include upper division undergraduate students, graduate students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff from the four professional schools and the Division of Life Sciences, as well as the health and life sciences information needs of the UCLA community as a whole. The library is the Regional Medical Library and serves as the headquarters for the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The collections are broad in scope and designed to support the teaching, research, and patient-care needs of its primary clientele. The total collection includes more than 679,000 print volumes and provides access to thousands of electronic resources including journals, databases, and other materials. 

 

The Reference, Instruction, and Collection Services (RICS) division is responsible for a broad range of services, including consultation, instruction, and collection services as well as an emerging program in data management. At the most fundamental level, resources are delivered to the desktop in the classroom, clinic, research laboratory, and office.  Current staffing includes: 3 FTE librarians, 1.0 FTE administrative specialist, 1.0 FTE computer resource specialist, and 3 part-time reference desk students from UCLA's Department of Information Studies.


The Health and Life Sciences Informationist provides a broad range of information services, including in-depth reference and consultation service, instruction, collection development, and outreach to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and researchers in the health and life sciences.  The Health and Life Sciences Informationist is a member of the Research, Instruction, and Collection Services (RICS) division and reports to the RICS Team Leader.

 

Specific duties and responsibilities include

 

§  Serve as liaison for outreach, instruction, and collection services for health and  life sciences disciplines

§  Take a leadership role in planning, implementing, and assessing collections and services in support of the research and educational missions of the relevant academic departments

§  Provide expert search services for systematic reviews and other intensive research projects

§  Provide advice and individualized consultations for groups and individuals working with research data

§  Foster and maintain partnerships with a broad-based constituency

§  Work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities

§  Participate in library-wide groups

§  Contribute to the Biomedical Library and the UCLA Library's communications vehicles, including but not limited to the Library's web site, LibGuides, and social media

§  Contribute to the UCLA Library and the Schools and Departments it serves by participating on committees, task forces, and other formal engagements

§  Contribute to the profession and represent the UCLA Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community

§  Serve as a member of the UCLA Library team and work to further the overall goals of the UCLA Library

 

Required Qualifications

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

§  Two or more years' experience working in a science-oriented academic or research library

§  Skill in searching online catalogs and databases

§  Functional understanding of collection development practices

§  Familiarity with the research process in the health and life sciences

§  Familiarity with research and teaching information needs in the health and life sciences

§  Familiarity with publication trends and characteristics, particularly scholarly publications in public health, medicine, and other health sciences disciplines

§  Experience using a wide range of bibliographic databases in the health and life sciences

§  Familiarity with the NIH Public Access Policy and the tools used to evaluate compliance

§  Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

§  Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services

§  Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility

§  Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills

§  Sound technology experience and skills

§  Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities

§  Ability to work with faculty, students, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds

§  Ability to work collegially and as a leader with library colleagues

§  Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians

 

Desired Qualifications

 

§  Four years experience working in an academic health science library providing a broad range of information services

§  Extensive knowledge of health and life sciences databases, including record structure, indexing policies, and thorough knowledge of search interfaces

§  Demonstrated experience conducting EBM and systematic review searches

§  Knowledge of metadata standards

§  Knowledge of subject-specific repositories

§  Familiarity with the NIH and NSF grant processes

§  Experience with book and journal selection and/or licensing

§  In-depth knowledge of the publication process in the sciences

§  Experience with MyNCBI My Bibliography and the NIH Manuscript Submission System

§  College course work in the health or life sciences

§  Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), a program of the Medical Library Association

 

General Information

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

 

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

 

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00258.

 

Applications must include:

§  a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;

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

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

Candidates should apply by July 4, 2014 to be considered for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

 

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

 

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources.

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Head, Arts Library and Music Library, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

Head, Arts Library and Music Library
Department: Arts Library and Music Library
Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian - Librarian ($73,126 - $103,551)
Position Availability: Immediately 
Application deadline: July 3, 2014

Description of Institution and Library 

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

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

The Arts Library has the primary responsibility for providing collections and services in the areas of architecture, art, art history, design, film, television and theater at UCLA. The collection of over 300,000 volumes in the subject areas of film and television, theater, art, architecture, and design includes monographs, serials, microforms, and electronic resources. The Arts Library serves undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and visiting researchers. Staffing includes 3 FTE librarians and 2 FTE library assistants, as well as student employees.

The Music Library provides teaching and research resources to the three music departments of the Herb Alpert School of Music (Music, Ethnomusicology, and Musicology) and to any other department or member of the University community that has an interest in music.  The collection consists of online resources (including streaming audio); books; music scores and sheet music; and audio and video recordings.  Staffing includes 1 FTE librarian, 3 FTE library assistants, and student employees.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Sciences, Arts, and Music this position serves as the Head of the Arts Library and Music Library providing leadership and coordination for collections and services in support of the arts and music at UCLA.  This individual's essential functions will include, but are not limited to, administration of the libraries, cultivation and stewardship of collections, coordination of collection and public services staff, and collaboration with all library units.  With regard to research collections, the Head works with library colleagues to assess existing strengths and weaknesses in the various collections and services, determine priorities, and develop plans that enhance and support the academic mission of the University. Mindful of trends related to research and scholarly communications in arts and music fields, and in partnership with colleagues in the Library, across campus and at other institutions, the Head will play a guiding role in initiatives supporting the current and future research needs of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Required Qualifications

§  Experience supervising and/or leading librarians and career staff

§  Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, project management, and communication skills

§  Knowledge of initiatives and trends related to research in arts and music fields and to the evolving scholarly communication landscape

§  Must be able to work in a multi-staff environment with the demonstrated ability to provide leadership, work collegially, and participate in collaborative problem-solving

§  Ability to articulate and implement an innovative, flexible vision for library services

§  Experience participating in collection development and effectively managing collection funds in an academic or research library

§  Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service and innovative outreach programs

§  Ability to foster and maintain partnerships with a broad-based constituency

§  Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities

§  Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities

§  ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience)

Desired Qualifications

§  Advanced degree in music or arts

§  Ability to assume liaison/subject specialist responsibility for music collection

§  Fund raising and grant writing experience

§  Knowledge of technology applications and trends in arts and music libraries

§  Management experience in an academic library environment

§  Demonstrated record of success managing and overseeing complex projects

§  Experience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching

General Information

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

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

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00257.

Applications must include:

§  a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;

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

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

Candidates should apply by July 3, 2014 to be considered for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

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

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources.

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Evening Research & Instruction Librarian, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) located in Greenville, N.C. seeks a responsible, self-directed, and flexible colleague with a "customer first" philosophy to provide vision and guidance in delivery of excellent library services to students and faculty both on-campus and remotely during the evening hours.

Reporting to the Head of Research and Instructional Services (RIS), the Evening Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for providing late afternoon and evening course integrated library instruction sessions for in-person and distance education courses. Also responsible for the oversight of the print reference collection, including selection, maintenance, and deselection. S/he functions as the senior RIS staff member on duty during the evening hours. Some daytime, weekend, and holiday work is required.

Required:

· ALA- accredited master's degree or international equivalent in library or information science

· academic library reference experience

· Instruction experience

· familiarity with technology in a library setting

· familiarity with ACRL Standards for Information Literacy and Distance Learning Library Services

· excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

· flexibility in adapting to change

· ability to work effectively with library faculty, staff and the user community

· strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed

· demonstrated interest in ongoing professional growth


Preferred:

Preferred Experience: Collection management experience; demonstrated knowledge of software and technology related to distance learning, such as course management software, e.g., Blackboard, and video conferencing software, e.g., Saba Meeting; evidence of effective project management skills; familiarity with government information sources; and familiarity with scholarly communication trends.

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

Closing Date: June 2, 2014

For a complete job description see: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/job942030.cfm


All applicants must apply online through ECU's employment website at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu

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

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Librarian for African and Global & International Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS

Position Overview: The Librarian for African and Global & International Studies is part of a team of six librarians who serve the communities within the University that study world regions in a variety of disciplines. Reporting to the Head of International & Area Studies in the Distinctive Collections Division, the incumbent will provide user-focused service and subject expertise for the interdisciplinary fields of African Studies (including Africa and the African diaspora), Global & International Studies, and other assigned disciplines in the humanities and / or social sciences.

Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University's innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See www.provost.ku.edu/planning

Job Description: 70% Professional Responsibilities
-Build, evaluate, and assess assigned collections through review and selection of materials related to African Studies, Global & International Studies, and other assigned disciplines, including materials in English and foreign languages.

-Collaborate with faculty and instructors in African Studies, Global & International Studies, and other assigned disciplines to teach research skills through course integrated instruction sessions, assignments, and assessment tools.

-Provide specialized reference and consultation services to faculty in assigned academic units, students, researchers, visiting scholars, and the general public whose research relates to the assigned regions and disciplines.

-Work collaboratively to develop and maintain website information, web-based research guides and finding aids relevant to the areas supported.

-Represent KU Libraries in regional, national, and international professional organizations of relevance to African and Global & International Studies. Participate in regional, national, and international consortial collaborations.

-Actively communicate issues implicit in scholarly communication and open access in discussions with colleagues and with the KU community. Attends training and events designed and developed to promote understanding of trends and best practices in scholarly communications. Reflects this understanding in his or her work as a librarian at KU.

-Actively participate in, and advocates for, the educational role of the Libraries through dynamic engagement in campus teaching and research, campus collaborations, or staff development and training. Identifies and makes use of teaching opportunities in any circumstance, promotes the Libraries instructional resources and support, and obtains instructional expertise from colleagues as appropriate.

-Advance the Libraries' priorities and strategic directions through active participation in pursuits such as cross-functional initiatives, cross-operational teams, project teams and/or task forces.

20% Research - Contributes to the profession's collective knowledge by engaging in scholarly research activity. Research may involve the publication of articles, books, book reviews, grant-supported inquiry, or editorial work.

10% Service - Engages in service to the Libraries, the University and to professional organizations by participating in committee work, projects, and other contributory achievements.

Open Rank: Rank considerations are based on professional performance, research, and service experience sufficient to qualify for appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Librarian.

Required Qualifications -ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent from a foreign institution by date of appointment.

-Minimum of two years post-secondary coursework in African studies or in a supporting discipline with significant African focus; or equivalent work experience related to Africa or the African diaspora.

-Language competency in English as demonstrated by college coursework, proficiency assessment scores (e.g., TOEFL), native speaker, extended foreign residence in an English-speaking country; or other demonstrated competency measure.

-Effective written communication skills in English as demonstrated in the candidate's application materials, examples of written work, and/or publications.

Additional Candidate Instruction
Application Instructions: Applicants should attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references to this online application.


First review of applications has changed to August 5, 2014 and will continue until a qualified applicant pool has been identified or position has been filled.

Contact Information to Applicants: Leah Nelson, 785-864-3103 leahnel@ku.edu

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Dean, Library and Learning Resources, Berklee College of Music, Boston MA

Berklee College of Music invites applications for the position of Dean, Library and Learning Resources.  Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Berklee is the world's largest independent music college and the premier institution for the study of contemporary music.  The Berklee community consists of 4,400 talented and diverse students, 606 internationally respected faculty, over 500 dedicated staff, and an extended family of alumni, whose 200+ Grammy awards testify to their contributions to the music of our time.

 

The Dean is the chief administrator for the library and learning resources areas, articulates a strategic vision for the areas, leads the areas in supporting the teaching and learning needs of the various programs and departments, and serves as advocate for the library and learning resources within the college and larger community.

 

The Dean is responsible for the successful administration of the Stan Getz Library, which encompasses the library, media center, and archival activities, and Learning Resources, comprised of the Learning Center and the core music tutoring program.  The Dean also guides the collaboration in supporting the library of the Berklee campus in Valencia, Spain, as well as the college's online extension school, which will offer bachelor of professional studies programs starting in Fall 2014. 

 

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Vice Provost, the Dean is part of the Academic Affairs senior leadership and oversees a staff of 19, including direct supervision of the Director of Library Services, Director of Learning Support Services, Manager of Learning Resources Web Development, and the Library Systems Developer.  The Dean is a member of the President's Council (college's senior leadership) and Academic Leadership Council (Academic Affairs leadership).

 

Ideal Qualities and Capabilities

 

The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader and administrator with experience in a leadership capacity and expertise in strategic planning, goal setting, program development, implementation, and delivery.  The individual will demonstrate a strong record of accomplishment in academic library management with particular emphasis in overseeing programs in music and/or the arts.  A passion for music, particularly contemporary music, is essential.  The individual will possess the capacity to resonate with the unique character of Berklee and demonstrate commitment to Berklee's mission to prepare students for professional careers in music.

 

The ideal candidate will possess a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, and a bachelors degree or higher in music; demonstrate substantive understanding of the role of the music library and learning support services in higher education, including awareness of the best practices in higher education; possess a strong background in applying emerging technologies within the academic music library environment and learning support services; display the ability to be innovative with services; and demonstrate successful budget management experience. 

 

From a personal perspective, the ideal leader will possess the ability to provide dynamic and vigorous leadership that embraces a collaborative, collegial, and inclusive leadership style, as well as consensus-building capabilities.  The individual will be able to function effectively in a constantly changing environment, exhibit excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrate commitment to diversity.  Grant writing and/or fund raising success are considered desirable. 

 

The Dean position is a full-time, 12-month appointment with a starting date as soon as is feasible, but no later than January 2, 2015.  Compensation will be both competitive and commensurate with the successful candidate's experience.  The position is based in Boston, MA.

 

Application Procedure

 

Applications should be limited to 12 pages total (preferably in PDF format) and must include the following items:

  • letter of interest that addresses your qualifications and experiences relevant to the position;  please address your letter to the Dean for Library and Learning Resources Search Committee;
  • statement of one page (or less) regarding your vision of the music library as physical space in an evolving digital and electronic environment;
  • detailed resume; and
  • names of three professional references with current contact information (e-mail addresses and telephone numbers).

 

 

Application review is expected to begin in July 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check.   For more information about the position and Berklee's library and learning resources, please visit the following website: 

 

 

 

For more information about Berklee College of Music, and Berklee Valencia, please visit the following websites:

 

 

 

*Electronic applications only.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

 

Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

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Acquisitions & Digital Resources Librarian, Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol CT

Roger Williams University - Acquisitions & Digital Resources Librarian

 

Thank you for considering Roger Williams University in your search.

 

About Roger Williams University
The Roger Williams University School of Law is the only law school in Rhode Island, offering future attorneys a rigorous, world-class legal education in a supportive, personalized environment. A top-notch faculty and strong student culture, plus a commitment to public service, drive the school's rapidly growing reputation for preparing graduates to practice in a complex, interconnected world.

 

Job Description
Under the direction of the Collection Services Librarian, the Acquisitions & Digital Resources Librarian is responsible for electronic and print acquisitions, continuations, and the day-to-day management of digital resources for the Law Library. Responsibilities include: maintaining library accounts and licenses; coordinating budgeting, fund allocations, and invoice processing; contact with legal information vendors; ongoing training of library staff in collection services functions; managing the law library's digital resources; serving as a contact for library purchases for law faculty; serving at the reference desk; and participating in campus-wide library initiatives.

 

Requirements
Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited school.

Minimum of two years' experience in library acquisitions or another collection services unit, preferably in a law library.

Strong service orientation.

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills to interact with faculty, students, visitors and staff. Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.

Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks and projects.

Excellent computer skills, including a working knowledge of the current University supported Windows environment, Word or WordPerfect, Excel and Outlook.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum of one year experience managing digital resources.

Experience with SQL and other programming languages for library applications.

Experience using III library systems.

 

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

 

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

 

Application Instructions
Please apply online at http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=49608 and attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.

 

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Systems Librarian, Naval War College Library, Newport RI

Job Title:Librarian
Department:Department of the Navy
Agency:Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Job Announcement Number:NE41410-11-1135724LV841068D
SALARY RANGE: $63,386.00 to $82,402.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, June 09, 2014 to Friday, June 13, 2014

JOB SUMMARY:
The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This position is located in the Infrastructure and Content Department of the Naval War College (NWC) Library, in Newport, RI. The Infrastructure and Content Department is responsible for the selection, acquisition, organization and description of print and electronic materials for the Library collections. In this capacity, the department is responsible for applying best practices for metadata creation for the Library's online catalog and Naval Historical Collection, as well as managing the Library's Integrated Library Systems and associated software.

DUTIES:

  • Develop workflows for creating metadata for all records types.
  • Upgrade and maintain all Library systems, including classified and unclassified integrated library systems, online catalog, electronic resource management software, and interlibrary loan management systems.
  • Install and set-up software, configure settings, and integrate user needs with system capabilities.
  • Monitor contract catalog services to assure that services provided are carried out in a timely manner and according to specifications.
  • Conduct regular training sessions for library staff on new and existing systems.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
BASIC REQUIREMENT - LIBRARIAN: Successful completion of one full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a Bachelor's degree.
OR
Successful completion of a total of at least five years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to meeting the educational requirements above, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Creditable specialized experience includes 1) Solving complex cataloging and metadata problems; 2) Installing and setting up software, configuring settings, and integrating user needs with system capabilities; 3) Cataloging of a variety of materials including difficult technical reports, serials, and foreign language items; 4) Using metadata schemes Dublin Core and EAD, and Computer Mark-up Language XML.

SUBSTITUTE FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Successful completion of three full years of progressively higher level graduate education from an accredited college or university in library science or a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position being filled; Or A combination of education and experience as described above that equates to one year of experience.


Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1400/librarian-series-1410/

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

To apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/371718900

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Emerging Technologies Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, IU School of Medicine, Indianapolis IN

The Emerging Technologies Librarian will lead collaborative efforts to explore, identify, assess, implement, and provide training for library emerging technologies in support of the education, research, and clinical care for the School of Medicine. The Librarian will routinely monitor trends in emerging technologies and identify possible uses in library instruction and services.  As appropriate, this Librarian will provide training in these new technologies for library staff as well as the broader School of Medicine.  In collaboration with other library staff, this Librarian must be proactive in selectively and strategically implementing and marketing emerging technologies that best match our users' needs and preferences.



Job Responsibilities:

* Teach orientation sessions, course-integrated instruction, and workshops on information resources, mobile technologies, social media, and collaboration tools.

* Maintain current knowledge of the trends and issues in medical education, scholarly communication, research practice, and health care.

* Provides liaison services to selected departments, institutes and/or student groups.

* Collaborate closely with colleagues to develop, implement, and apply innovative multimedia and e-learning tools, resources, and services for integration with library-related instructional needs.

* Responsible for outreach and marketing activities to promote awareness of the Library's technology tools.

* Evaluate and integrate new technologies in the delivery of health information services.

* Provide staff development for the use of emerging technologies.

* Liaise with Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) office and Multimedia Technology Services (MTS) regarding educational technology.

* Manage the library's social media presence.

* Pursue an active and ongoing plan for professional development, research, publishing and service.



Required Qualifications:



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

* Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and instructional skills

* Commitment to working cooperatively and collaboratively with staff at all levels

* Interest and aptitude for technologies relevant to medical education and clinical practice

* Commitment to professional development

* Evidence of professional scholarly interests and potential to meet promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, service, and outreach



Preferred Qualifications:



* Proven track record with web-based tools, imaging and/or video software, bibliographic and presentation software and relevant emerging technologies

* Two years of experience in health sciences librarianship

* Experience providing reference and library instruction services in a scientific research setting



Salary Minimum:  $45,000



Interested applicants should send the following: (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for at least three references to:



Emerging Technologies Librarian Search Committee

IU School of Medicine

Ruth Lilly Medical Library

975 W. Walnut Street, IB 310

Indianapolis, IN 46202-5121



or



Applications may be sent to Kellie Kaneshiro, AMLS, AHIP at kkaneshi@iu.edu<mailto:kkaneshi@iu.edu>



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

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Head of Reference Services, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH

As one of the fastest growing nonprofit universities in the nation, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) offers nearly 200 certificate, undergraduate and graduate programs in business, culinary arts, teacher education, hospitality management and liberal arts on campus, online and at our regional centers.SNHU, at No. 12, was the only university to make Fast Company's 2012 list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies and is a repeat winner of the Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For" award. At Southern New Hampshire University we routinely go above and beyond what is expected of us. We believe there are no limits to what you can do, what you can be and what you can achieve. Come be a part of innovation and education! Southern New Hampshire University is an equal opportunity employer.

The Head of Reference Services is responsible for the leadership and management of the library's reference operations. Reporting to the Dean of the University Library, this faculty librarian position is responsible for expanding the operation to meet the demands of our rapidly growing online student population while maintaining our excellent services to our traditional on campus student population.

Essential duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

* Provides leadership for the library's reference services including training reference providers, assuring quality of service and investigation of new reference delivery models

* Coordinates scheduling of reference service points including reference desk, reference chat service, and other current or future service formats

* Directly supervises and trains part-time reference librarians

* Develops and implements methods of evaluating reference services including statistical analysis

* Coordinates with the Information Literacy Librarian to assure alignment of information literacy instruction and reference service goals

* Recommends budget allocations for the Reference Department, and monitors expenditures for materials, services, staff

* Provides reference service during regularly scheduled shift rotations

* Performs collection development and maintenance of the reference collection

* Participates in Library, University, and outside professional committees, conferences, and other scholarly and developmental opportunities

* Stays up to date on library trends through library literature, social media, and other professional sources

* Some weekend and evening hours required

* Other duties as assigned

 

The successful applicant must have:

* ALA accredited M.L.S., M.L.I.S. degree or international equivalent

* Two years professional academic library experience

* Recent experience in face to face and virtual academic reference services

* Supervisory and /or management experience

* Knowledge of current academic internet, print, and online resources

* Knowledge of current trends and development in higher education

* Demonstrated ability to manage projects and to work in a team environment

* Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly in a complex, changing environment

* Strong oral and written communication skills

* Strong staff development skills

* Ability to work with students from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds

* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with faculty and staff across departments

* Excellent organizational and analytical skills

* Knowledge of trends and best practices in reference services

* Strong commitment to public service

 

To apply for this position, please visit http://snhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/10285.

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Archivist and Collections Curator, Hampshire College, Amherst MA

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an archivist and collections curator to lead, manage and develop archival and special collections that document and support the College's mission.

 

The mission of Hampshire College is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, inquiry, and ethical citizenship that inspires students to contribute to knowledge, justice, and positive change in the world and, by doing so, to transform higher education. Reporting to the director of the library, the archivist and collections curator manages services and spaces that support the development, preservation and access of archival collections; and extends and expands the Archives resource base through alumni and donor cultivation and external funding. This position coordinates user services and outreach for the collections physical and virtual resources. The curator works closely with school librarians to integrate the collections as teaching materials in the curriculum, and actively develops the collection to capture Hampshire's history in order to create an enduring record of the institution's unique academic program, building on and maximizing use of  collection holdings that include the official records of Hampshire College, oral histories the Division III archive; Special Collections, including artists books and photographic print collections by photographers Robert Doisneau, Paul Strand, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Jerome Liebling; the Barbara Mettler Dance Archive, the Robert Lisle history of photography collection; art and teaching image collections. Formats include new media, audio recordings, film, video, print materials, zines, photographs, paintings, sculpture & books. 

 

A MLS from an ALA accredited institution with a minimum of three years of relevant experience is required. A secondary degree in a related field is preferred. The successful candidate should be skilled in all aspects of archival collections care, which includes an understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and description, including Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS);  and has expertise with applicable standards including: XML EAD, MARC, METS, MODS, PREMIS, VRACore, Dublin Core, OAIS . The archivist and collections curator must have knowledge and experience with collection management systems (Archivists' Toolkit, Archivespace, etc.); have a deep knowledge of preservation practices; and experience managing digital and print photographic and audiovisual materials. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, including the ability to work collaboratively with potential donors of archival materials, faculty, students and researchers. Candidates must be knowledgeable about digital collection infrastructure, copyright as it applies to libraries and archives (particularly sections 107 and 108 of American copyright law.) Other technology skills include web editing software (Red Dot or Drupal), Microsoft Office program, and scanning software and hardware for digitization. The archivist and collections curator should have familiarity with standard online public access systems. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

 

This is a full time, 12-month position. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/

 

 

www.hampshire.edu

 

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment

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Library Technician, Naval War College Library, Newport RI

Job Title:Library Technician
Department:Department of the Navy
Agency:Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Job Announcement Number:SE41411-06-1134137LV844959D


SALARY RANGE: $38,542.00 to $50,100.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 to Wednesday, June 11, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1411-06
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Newport, RI
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This position is located in the Infrastructure and Content Department of the Naval War College Library, Newport, Rhode Island. The Infrastructure and Content Department is concerned with designing, developing, and implementing sustainable technologies and content. The purpose of this position is to assist in the acquisition, receipting, and processing of materials for the Naval War College Library.

DUTIES:

1. Managing daily operations of a Government Depository collection, including integrating new materials and removing items that are being withdrawn from the collection.
2. Utilizing a purchase credit card to acquire library materials (i.e., books, electronic resources, supplies).
3. Updating library databases (i.e. Integrated Library System (ILS)) and performing quality checks on bibliographic records.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1.) Purchasing library materials with a business or organization purchase card; 2.) Checking in and processing library materials; 3.) Locating and retrieving cataloged records and 4.) Utilizing automated computer systems and programs in a library setting (i.e., MS Word, MS Excel, Integrated Library System).

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-CLER

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/371540700

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Archives Education Librarian, Colby College, Waterville ME

The Colby Libraries seek a dynamic and experienced Archives Education Librarian to further the Libraries focus on being "central to scholarship". Special Collections collects, organizes, interprets, preserves, makes available and promotes the use of the college's rare and unique materials, which include incunabula and rare books, literary manuscripts and personal papers, institutional archives and artifacts. We support and encourage primary source research and instruction by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and the broader scholarly community. One of our highest priorities is to connect our collections to the undergraduate Colby curriculum through a Teaching with Primary Sources program. The Archives Education Librarian position is central to sustaining and fully developing the Teaching with Primary Sources initiative, creating innovative archival labs in consultation with faculty and working with Digital Collections staff to digitize collections for online discovery and access.

Preferred start date is August 1, 2014. Priority given to applications received by June 23, 2014

 

Applicants should address their materials to the chair of the Search Committee, Clem Guthro, and send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (sjfrost@colby.edu).

 

●        A cover letter

●        Curriculum vitae

●        A philosophical statement about the role/significance of an archives education program within the small liberal arts environment.

●        Graduate transcripts

●        Three letters of recommendation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Key responsibilities of the Archives Education Librarian position:

  • Develop partnerships with faculty across all Divisions to develop and deliver archival labs that integrate Special Collections materials into individual courses and provide students with an exciting and engaging archival research experience
  • Support  Colby's Center for the Arts and Humanities initiative by working closely with the Center Director and humanities faculty to support humanities labs with hands on archival experiences
  • Strengthen relationships with Colby faculty, supporting their use of Public Humanities and other innovative pedagogical approaches that incorporate archival materials
  • Strengthen relationships with students and support student research in the collections through one-on-one reference service
  • Continue to increase awareness and appreciation for Colby's rare and unique archival materials and artifacts via creative online exhibition, enhancing  Colby's distinctive reputation among peer institutions
  • Providing solid oversight of Digital Collections and Special Collections during sabbaticals of the Assistant Directors of Digital Collections and Special Collections librarians

 

Required qualifications:

  • MLS degree with an undergraduate or graduate degree in a related humanities/history field
  • A minimum of five years of experience working  in archives, digitization, and special collections at a college or university including training and experience in SC administration and best practices.
  • Formal training and experience in teaching with archival materials at the undergraduate level
  • Formal training and experience in archival digitization projects and best practices
  • Formal training and experience in archival online exhibition techniques
  • Advanced degree/formal training in archival preservation practices and protocols
  • Ability to collaborate with departmental colleagues within a dynamic and busy work environment and to contribute positively to workplace camaraderie
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills

 

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college located in central Maine. The Colby College Libraries are central to scholarship and a key part of the Colby academic program. There are three libraries with a professional staff of 13 librarians. Colby librarians are faculty without rank, eligible for sabbaticals and are expected to contribute to creative, scholarly, and professional activities, and to participate in library-wide and campus-wide service. A significant staff reorganization in 2012 resulted in the Libraries being poised for transformational change in the provision of services, instruction, and collections. For more information about the Libraries, visit www.colby.edu/library

 

Colby College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

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Reference Librarian/Instruction Coordinator, Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA

Reference Librarian/Instruction Coordinator, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, 1.0 FTE Assistant Professor, tenure track faculty position. ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an equivalent terminal degree; minimum one year of experience, preferable work in an academic library; working knowledge in instructional programming, including curriculum development, assessment and outcome, and instructional design in classroom and online environments; knowledge of a wide range of information sources and technologies; salary DOE. For complete info & to apply online, https://jobs.cwu.edu.  Screening begins 7/9/14. CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Severin at severinb@cwu.edu.

 

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Cataloging and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA

Cataloging and Digital Initiatives Librarian, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, 1.0 FTE, tenure track faculty position. ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an equivalent terminal degree; archival coursework and experience is necessary; minimum two years' experience with digital library technologies and managing digital projects and collections; experience with digital library/archives metadata standards and technologies; web development and authoring; digital archive systems and automation techniques; digital preservation strategies, technologies, and standards; established thesauri and vocabularies used in digital collections; knowledge of current trends in digital library development, digitization standards and preservation, and rights management issues relating to digital materials; knowledge of copyright best practices; Rank and salary DOE. For complete info & to apply online, https://jobs.cwu.edu.  Screening begins 7/9/14. CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution.

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Humanities & Germanic Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA

Hiring range: Associate Librarian I - V

$53,116 - $65,801 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment available starting August 2014.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative, service-oriented librarian to provide research support to the UC Berkeley community and to develop, promote, and enhance access to library collections that meet the university's teaching and research needs, with an emphasis on Germanic Studies in particular and humanities in general.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries - including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. Discover more about the Library via our Web site: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu.

Responsibilities

The Humanities & Germanic Studies Librarian has primary responsibility for providing user-centered services in support of research, teaching, and scholarship related to countries where German, Dutch, and the Scandinavian languages are spoken. Cultivating and sustaining connections with faculty and students associated with key academic departments and centers - such as the German Department, Dutch Studies Program, Scandinavian Department, and Institute of European Studies - is critical to meeting the research and curricular needs of these scholars. The librarian provides research consultations for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students; develops guides and web pages to facilitate user access to resources; offers orientations and instructional sessions; and contributes to reference services for the humanities and social sciences in the Doe/Moffitt Libraries.

The Humanities & Germanic Studies Librarian selects materials in all formats that are appropriate to the research and teaching needs of the UC Berkeley campus. Materials are acquired through firm orders and approval plans with consideration of consortial agreements with libraries in the University of California System, Stanford University, and national organizations such as the German/North American Research Partnership administered through the Center for Research Libraries. In order to effectively enhance access to the collection of print and digital materials and identify which materials should be shelved off-campus, the librarian works collaboratively with other campus colleagues specializing in social sciences, humanities, area studies, and international documents. The librarian maintains an awareness of scholarly communication issues, and identifies relevant online resources to purchase through campus funds or in group agreements within the California Digital Library and the Center for Research Libraries.

Reporting to the Head of the Arts & Humanities Division, this position will collaborate frequently with colleagues in that division as well as with colleagues in the Social Sciences Division. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for additional liaison and selection areas in the humanities as best matches his or her expertise, and will become the division's leader for a core issue such as scholarly communication, instruction, user experience, or digital humanities.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement in the Librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment. The successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

Qualifications

Minimum Basic Qualification Required by Time of Application:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution

Additional Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated comprehension of and competency in German
  • Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services related to humanities, social sciences, and/or area studies in an academic or research library environment
  • Experience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching
  • Demonstrated understanding of the information needs of researchers studying topics in humanities and area studies fields
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities
  • Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in an area studies-related field (such as language, history, culture, or literature)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in exploring ways technologies are affecting research methods and scholarship in the humanities
  • Demonstrated comprehension of and competency in other non-English languages of Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark
  • Familiarity with book trade and bibliographic resources of countries of these regions (Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark)
  • Knowledge of initiatives and trends related to research in international and area studies fields and to the evolving scholarly communication landscape
  • Knowledge of cataloging and access issues for non-English language materials
  • Experience with cooperative library agreements at the regional, national, or international level
  • Demonstrated record of success planning and implementing projects
  • Experience in grant writing and fundraising

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

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

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

DEADLINE: The initial review date for this position is June 16, 2014. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00438. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position.

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

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone:(510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

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Social Sciences Data Librarian, Colby College, Waterville ME

Colby College Libraries invites applications for a Social Sciences Data Librarian, a new position in the Scholarly Resources & Services (SRS) group. The Colby Libraries seeks a candidate with knowledge and enthusiasm to raise campus awareness of data literacy (data curation, management, and preservation) with the potential to build library services for faculty and student
research. The data librarian may assist faculty with development of data management plans for grant applications, assist with general data stewardship, as well as serve as a resource to library colleagues for data and statistical support. The librarian will serve as liaison primarily to departments in the social sciences or interdisciplinary subject areas, providing information
literacy and research instruction, individual consultations, and collection development.

Qualifications:
● Graduate degree in library or information science from an accredited institution or equivalent is preferred; alternate education and experience may be considered
● Undergraduate or advanced degree in the social sciences or sciences
● Knowledge of data management, curation, and preservation principles and practices
● Experience teaching information literacy and/or data literacy in an academic library
● Experience with statistical software as well as data from governmental and private agencies
● Familiarity with geospatial analysis
● Excellent analytical, oral and written communication and presentation skills
● Commitment to service in a liberal arts setting
● Commitment to professional development
● Flexibility, creativity, energy, and ability to work in a changing environment, and to work collaboratively as a member of a goal-oriented team

Position open July 1, 2014.

Applicants should address their materials to the chair of the Search Committee, Lisa McDaniels, and send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (sjfrost@colby.edu).
● Cover letter
● Curriculum vitae
● Statement of teaching philosophy
● Graduate transcripts
● Three letters of recommendation

Founded in 1813, Colby is the 12th-oldest private liberal arts college in the country. Highly selective, the college serves 1800 students. The 714-acre Mayflower Hill campus located in central Maine is near inland lakes, an hour from the coast, and three hours from Boston. Waterville and surrounding areas offer a reasonable cost of living in a beautiful setting. The Colby College Libraries are central to scholarship and a key part of the Colby academic
program. There are three libraries with a professional staff of 13 librarians. A significant staff reorganization in 2012 resulted in the Libraries being poised for transformational change in the provision of services, instruction, and collections. The mission of the Scholarly Resources & Services group of seven librarians is to support faculty and student research in an innovative
environment. Colby librarians are faculty without rank, eligible for sabbaticals and are expected to contribute to creative, scholarly, and professional activities, and to participate in library-wide and campus-wide service. For more information about the Libraries, visit www.colby.edu/library

Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other underrepresented groups. For more information about the College, please visit the Colby Web site: www.colby.edu

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Technical Services / Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

An exceptional international opportunity awaits an innovative forward-thinking librarian at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (near Dubai). As part of the Technology and Technical Services Department, the successful candidate will manage technical services in collaboration with other professional staff to achieve the library's mission and goals. Areas of responsibility include: day-to-day management of technical services staff and processes, database maintenance, cataloging, technical processing, as well as working with vendors such as OCLC and Backstage. The position shares responsibility for acquisitions, serials, and document delivery. Other responsibilities may include selection and providing reference services.

 

Required Qualifications

Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school with a minimum of two years of recent experience; experience supervising paraprofessionals in an academic library; direct experience with cataloging, both print and electronic resources; substantial experience with AACR, LCSH, LC classification, MARC21, and library automated systems; knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues and trends in technical services and library technologies; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication and planning skills.

 

Preferred

Experience with metadata schemes such as RDA, Dublin Core, VRA Core, and EAD; knowledge of authority control systems, acquisitions, serials and digital resources cataloging.

 

Salary and Benefits

The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; includes a 10% of base salary payment in lieu of retirement benefits.  Free furnished accommodation and utilities are provided along with nine weeks' annual vacation. A self-directed benefit plan provides a variety of choices including annual air tickets to place of origin for self and family, healthcare and dependent educational allowance; please see our web site for details http://www2.aus.edu/admin/hr. The UAE levies no income tax, however, some U.S. Federal taxes may apply to U.S. citizens and resident aliens.

 

Background

The American University of Sharjah is located in the United Arab Emirates and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Established in 1997, the university consists of four Schools and Colleges: Architecture, Art and Design, Business Administration, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to over 5000 students from 80 different countries. The language of instruction and the workplace is English. The UAE offers a high standard of living with abundant cultural, recreational and travel opportunities. The UAE is a safe, open and friendly environment for individuals and families of all cultures.  The AUS Library serves as a focal point for educational and social interactions on campus. The library features a large Information Commons (135 workstations), 20 group study rooms, 2 computer classrooms, and RFID system. Please see http://library.aus.edu.

 

Please email a cover letter, résumé and the names of three professional references to: recruitment@aus.edu. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Information Services and Instruction Librarian: Liaison to Pharmacy and the Sciences, D'Amour Library, Western New England University, Springfield MA

D'Amour Library of Western New England University seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and versatile librarian for the position of Information Services and Instruction Librarian: Liaison to Pharmacy and the Sciences.  Working collaboratively with the D'Amour Librarians and the faculty of the College of Pharmacy and related sciences, the successful candidate will develop library services and information resources to support the curricular and information literacy requirements of the University community with a focus on the College of Pharmacy and the related sciences.

 

The provision of information literacy instruction and reference services for the University community and the College of Pharmacy are major responsibilities of the position. As a member of the information literacy and reference teams, the Information Services and Instruction Librarian will be an active participant in D'Amour Library's vibrant Information Literacy Program for the University as well as provide general reference and research assistance which will require some evening and weekend hours on a rotating basis. As liaison to the College of Pharmacy and the related sciences the Information Services and Instruction Librarian will devote at least 50% of her/his time to the College serving as an embedded librarian, holding office hours, providing research-consulting services, developing outreach activities for the students and faculty, and selecting print and electronic resources appropriate for the curricula.

 

Qualifications: 

 

Required: Master's degree of library or information science from an ALA accredited program is required. Demonstrated teaching ability with excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Knowledge of medical, health, or life science digital information resources and technologies along with a strong public service orientation are required.

 

Strongly Preferred: At least 1 year of instruction experience at an academic, medical, or health-related library. A subject background or 2 years' experience in health or life sciences.  Experience with digital resources and technologies for teaching and learning required.

 

Priority will be given to applications received by June 16, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position is available July 1, 2014.

 

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three references with contact information to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University,1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to hr@wne.edu. Accepting applications until position is filled.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

 

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