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

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications for Assistant and Associate positions:

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

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

Preferred Qualifications (Assistant Professor):

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

Preferred Qualifications (Associate Professor):

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

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

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

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Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

Job Description:

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

Qualifications:

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

Recruiting Start Date:

2014-09-04-07:00

Job Posting Title:

Digital Humanities Librarian

Department:

University Library

Grade:

Grade 10

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Regular

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Submission Guidelines:

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

Still Have Questions?

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

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

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

To apply, visit Brown University's website.

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Digital Collections Temporary Staff, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

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

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

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

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

Duration:  Approximately through June 30, 2015

Hourly pay rate: $14.00/hour

Please send resumes to the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Electronic Resources Librarian - Visiting Faculty, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Job Description

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

Qualification

For consideration, applicants must have a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and knowledge of the lifecycle of electronic resources. The ideal applicant will have excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to work collegially.

While library experience is preferred, we encourage recent Library Science graduates to apply.

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

To apply for this position, please visit http://snhu.peopleadmin.com/postings/12246.

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

Job Description

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

Qualification

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

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

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

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

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

Department: Libraries

Job Category: Staff

Position Control: AD0070

Grade: I

Position Category: Regular

Internal/External Position Type: Administrative

FLSA: Exempt

Position Summary:

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

To apply, visit Smith College's website.

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Instructional Technology Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Title: AD0071 - Instructional Technology Librarian

Department: Libraries

Job Category: Staff

Position Control: AD0071

Grade: I

Position Category: Regular

Internal/External Position Type: Administrative

FLSA: Exempt

Position Summary:

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

To apply, visit Smith College's website.

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

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

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

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

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

Additional areas of focus:

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Library Applications Developer, Drexel University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Grade K / Exempt

Position #147510

Division: Drexel University Libraries

Date: September 9, 2014, revised

Summary

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

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

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

Key Responsibilities

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

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Digital Services/Systems Librarian

Full time, 12 month, tenure track

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: December, 2014 or January, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

MINIMUM SALARY: $61,255 approximate annual

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 10, 2014

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

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

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Customer Service Manager, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

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

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

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Additional Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

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

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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Library Assistant IV, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

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

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Additional Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May supervise student employees.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

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

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

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Library Assistant IV, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Additional Qualifications:

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

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Assessment Librarian, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

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

Duties and Respnsibilities:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Additional Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred:

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

Salary/Benefits:

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

To Apply:

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

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

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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

Position

Mount Holyoke College Reference and Instruction Services (RIS)

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

Location

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

Supervisor

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

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

Time commitment: 12 hours per week

Department

Simmons School of Library and Information Sciences

Address

Site:

Library, Information and Technology Services
Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Simmons SLIS West
19 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075

Job Description

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

Projects may include:

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

Qualifications

Required:

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

Recommended:

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

Hourly rate:

$11.50/hour

Application Submittal

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

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact Circulation Manager Reese Julian, fjulian@smith.edu

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

Requisition:  26858BR
www.yale.edu/jobs 

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

Position Focus:

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

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

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

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

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

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

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

The University and the Library

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

Salary and Benefits:

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

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

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

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Clinical Assistant Professor and Web Services Librarian, University Library at University of Illinois at Chicago

The University Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a creative, energetic, and talented Web Services Librarian to lead the design and implementation of an improved Library web presence that enhances the Library's role in supporting academic research and resource discovery.

Responsibilities:

The Web Services Librarian provides innovative, user-centered leadership for the UIC Library's web presence. The web presence includes both user-facing and internal systems (i.e., intranet systems) as well as vendor and consortium provided systems. The Web Services Librarian reports to the head of the Digital Programs & Services department within the Information Technology Division. This is a clinical faculty position with service and scholarship expectations (see http://www.uic.edu/depts/lib/about/facexec/facultydocs/ClinicalNorms.pdf).

The Web Services Librarian:

  • leads and participates in projects to improve the UIC Library's web presence
  • promotes innovation by exploring new web presence systems and services
  • establishes, disseminates, and promotes effective and current usability, accessibility, and technical standards for use across the Library's web presence
  • establishes, disseminates, and promotes the use of the UIC Library's web style guide, web presence policies, branding guidelines, and standard user interaction patterns across the Library's web presence
  • coordinates with content owners and authors to ensure that the Library's web presence is relevant, accurate, up-to-date, user-centered, and accessible
  • ensures that effective training is provided to authors of Library web content
  • convenes meetings of the Web Advisory Group (WAG) on a regular basis and serves as chair of the WAG
  • provides regular reports on the usage of all elements of the Library's web presence
  • leads regular evaluations of the effectiveness of the Library's web presence
  • represents the Library as its primary web expert to the larger University community
  • coordinates and contributes to the resolution of web presence problems and bug reports

The Web Services Librarian works closely with the Web Advisory Group and with personnel in Library Administration (communications, marketing, branding, graphic design), personnel in the UIC Library's Information Technology division, personnel in ACCC (Academic Computing and Communications Center, the University's central IT organization), the UIC Webmaster community, and others in order to execute projects to improve the Library's web presence.

The Web Advisory Group's responsibilities include bringing suggestions for improvements to the Web Services Librarian; advising upon and disseminating style, technical, and accessibility standards to other Library staff; giving advice on interaction patterns; and exploring web presence governance models.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Two years experience designing and building standards-compliant websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience and knowledge building accessible websites (i.e., compliant with WCAG 2.0 or IITAA standards)
  • Portfolio of completed, production-quality websites, projects, and services
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to facilitate discussion about design and technology
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • conducting user testing and feeding results into future system iterations
    • user experience / interface / interaction design
    • web analytics (e.g., Google analytics) and feeding results into future system iterations
    • information architecture
    • leading teams or serving as a primary resource in developing complex websites
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in two or more of the following areas:
    • front-end frameworks or libraries such as jQuery, Bootstrap, etc.
    • scripting languages (e.g., Python; PHP; Ruby; etc.)
    • using web frameworks such as Django, Ruby on Rails, Backbone, or AngularJS
    • building websites using responsive design techniques
    • use of code repositories and tools (e.g., BitBucket; github; git; redmine; etc.)
    • systems integration techniques (e.g., API, web services)
    • database design / data modeling
    • test-driven development
    • software development project management
    • software development methodologies (e.g., agile; Scrum; waterfall, etc.)
    • AJAX
    • Linux, LAMP and variant environments
    • delivery of multimedia content in accessible formats
    • graphic design for the web
    • XML, XSLT

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with HTML5, CSS3
  • Two years experience leading teams or serving as a primary resource in developing complex websites in an academic library or research library
  • Bachelors or graduate degree in a cognate field such as computer science, information science, interaction design, etc.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Programming and software development experience using object-oriented languages (e.g., Java, Python)

Salary/Rank/Contract:

Salaries are competitive and based on education and experience; clinical faculty status; twelve month appointment; 24 days of vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required.

Minimum salary: $55,000

For fullest consideration apply by October 3, 2014. All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click on the following link:

https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=45415. Each application should include:

  • cover letter
  • detailed resume / C.V.
  • portfolio of completed, production-quality websites, projects, and services to which the applicant has made significant contributions (with URLs)

UIC is a Carnegie RU/VH institution located near the Chicago Loop, with a student enrollment of 27,000 and offering doctoral degrees in 60 areas and master's degrees in nearly 80.

UIC is an EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran

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

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

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

POSITION:

Dean of Library Services- Academic Affairs Division

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

Start Date:  October, 2014

COMPENSATION:

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

Funding Source:  State

GENERAL SUMMARY:

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:

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

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

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

TO APPLY:

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

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

DEADLINE:

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

Website:  www.hcc.edu

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

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

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

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

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

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

SALARY AND RANK:

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

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

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

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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

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

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

LOCATION:  Reference and Research Services Division

THE LIBRARIES

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 8 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats.  Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and  diverse award-winning staff.  The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

Reference and Research Services Division

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

THE POSITION

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

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

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

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

BENEFITS:    Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply for this position, please submit the following information to libhr@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all three components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, October 10, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additional responsibilities include:

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

Required Skills:

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

Required Experience:

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

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

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

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

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

Job Location:  Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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

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Reference Librarian for Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi

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

Job Summary:

The reference librarian for sciences is a member of the Reference Services department and is responsible for providing general and subject-specific instruction and research services using current technologies and information resources in print and electronic formats; cultivating partnerships through active liaison work with faculty and students by promoting library services and resources in the following subject areas: biology, chemistry, health sciences, environmental sciences, mathematics, geology and nursing; working some night and weekend hours in the Information Commons; participating in library-supported professional development activities and community service; and promoting user education by conducting bibliographic instruction sessions.

Duties and Responsibilities of this position include the following:

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

Provides reference and directional assistance to library users, in-person, by telephone and via electronic communication methods

Provides instruction in the use of research resources through individual research consultations and formal class presentations

Serves as bibliographer assigned to academic departments in the Colleges of Science and Technology and Nursing

Prepares bibliographies, user guides, tutorials and other research resources as needed

Creates and maintains Web content for selected subject areas and throughout the Libraries' website, as assigned

Maintains knowledge and skills related to research resources and their delivery

Provides service to the Libraries, the university, the profession and the community to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion

Engages in research and scholarly activity to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion

Works evenings, weekends and holidays in rotation with Reference Services department personnel

Performs other duties as assigned.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please forgive any duplication through postings to multiple listservs.

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

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

JOB DESCRIPTION

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

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

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

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

Basic Qualifications required for this position:

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

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

Excellent organizational, writing, communication and interpersonal skills. 

Additional Skills, Experience, Credentials needed for this position:

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

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

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

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

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

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

No phone calls please.

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

Tracking Code

1628/H0414*

Job Description

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

Required Skills

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

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

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Salary

Grade 74

Tracking Code

1628/H0414*

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

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Weekend Library Assistant, Bay State College, Boston, MA

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

Requirements:

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

Job Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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Library Assistant, Gutman Library Research & Instruction Services, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Monroe C. Gutman Library
Harvard Graduate School of Education
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Library Assistant - Gutman Library Research & Instruction Services

Job Description: Academic Year Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Under the supervision of the Head of Research & Instruction Services, assists at the Reference and Circulation Desks by performing basic circulation duties, answering reference questions, and providing research assistance to students, faculty, and other researchers using a variety of online and print information resources:

  • Answers information and directional questions in person, by phone and email.
  • Provides proactive assistance with research questions; refers users needing more in-depth assistance to Research & Instruction Services staff.
  • May assist in the development of online research guides (LibGuides).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Hours: 6-8 hours/week, Monday - Friday, between 9 am - 5 pm

Salary: $17.65/hour

Qualifications:

  • Required: Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic public service environment
  • Preferred: Previous reference experience and an interest in academic research

Competencies:

  • Ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Ability to work in a changing, progressive environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to do basic troubleshooting and provide assistance with library technology

To apply, email or mail a statement of interest and resume to:

Kathleen Donovan
Research and Instruction Services
Monroe C. Gutman Library
Harvard Graduate School of Education
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-496-3421
kathleen_donovan@harvard.edu

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Research Librarians, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA

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

Research Librarian: Instructional and Digital Scholarship

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

Research Librarian: Outreach and Collection Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is this job for you?

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

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

About the Library and Information Commons

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

General Description:

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

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

Qualifications

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

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

  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé
  • Three professional references

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities

* Curriculum Vitae

* Contact information for three references

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

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

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

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Library Assistant, Snell Library, Northeastern University

This is a part-time temporary Fall 2014 position starting immediately, with the possibility of extension into the Spring 2015 semester.

Hours: 10 hours per week, between the hours of 9am and 4pm, Monday-Friday.

Pay: $12/hr

Responsibilities:

  • Staff the Circulation Desk: check in and out books, patron record maintenance, assist patrons with finding materials in the catalog, answer ready-reference questions, uphold library policies.
  • Supervise and train student workers at the Circulation and Security desks.
  • Process Reserve materials, as needed.
  • Interlibrary loan book processing, as needed.

Requirements:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.  
  • Previous customer service and/or supervisory experience preferred.
  • Enrolled in a graduate library science program.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Tricia Reinhart, Access Services Librarian, t.reinhart@neu.edu.

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Penn Digital Library Metadata Management Intern

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

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

Salary: $18/hour.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Library Assistant, Gutman Library Research & Instruction Services, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Monroe C. Gutman Library
Harvard Graduate School of Education
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 

Library Assistant - Gutman Library Research & Instruction Services

Job Description: Academic Year Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Under the supervision of the Head of Research & Instruction Services, assists at the Reference and Circulation Desks by performing basic circulation duties, answering reference questions, and providing research assistance to students, faculty, and other researchers using a variety of online and print information resources:

  • Answers information and directional questions in person, by phone and email.
  • Provides proactive assistance with research questions; refers users needing more in-depth assistance to Research & Instruction Services staff.
  • May assist in the development of online research guides (LibGuides).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Hours: 6-8 hours/week, Monday - Friday, between 9 am - 5 pm

Salary: $17.65/hour

Qualifications:

  • Required: Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and the ability to work effectively in a dynamic public service environment
  • Preferred: Previous reference experience and an interest in academic research

Competencies:

  • Ability to work well as a member of a team
  • Ability to work in a changing, progressive environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to do basic troubleshooting and provide assistance with library technology

To apply, email or mail a statement of interest and resume to:

Kathleen Donovan
Research and Instruction Services
Monroe C. Gutman Library
Harvard Graduate School of Education
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-496-3421
kathleen_donovan@harvard.edu

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

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

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

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

This is a part time, hourly position.

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

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

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

Academic year only.

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

            Wednesday  6:00PM - 11:00PM

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

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

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Director of Library Services, Newbury College, Brookline, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Opening ID: 2015037

Title: Associate University Librarian for Collections and Discovery

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

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position Summary:

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

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Key Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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Librarian III, Earth & Natural Sciences, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Job Overview:

Drexel University Libraries (DUL) seeks an innovative librarian with demonstrated experience working with faculty and students in learning and research programs to serve as its Liaison Librarian for Earth & Natural Sciences.  This position provides an exciting opportunity to build partnerships and collaborations across Drexel University as liaison to three departments within the College of Arts & Sciences and one interdisciplinary institute.

Reporting to Manager, Reference & Research Consultation, the Liaison Librarian for Earth & Natural Sciences serves as primary liaison between the University Libraries and the faculty, staff and students of the departments of Physics; Mathematics; Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science (BEES) within the College of Arts & Sciences and, with the Liaison Librarian for Engineering, the AJ Drexel Institute for Energy and the Environment (IExE).  The Liaison Librarian for Earth and Natural Sciences is a member of the liaison team, a group of librarians who work in close partnership to develop, implement and assess instructional and research programs that advance Drexel's educational and research mission. 

The position will be primarily based at the WW Hagerty Library, with access to office hoteling on the University's Center City campus. Liaison librarians are expected to contribute to DUL ongoing operations through participation in departmental planning and decision-making, and in implementation of library and departmental policies. Regular reporting of activities and appropriate statistics is required. Librarians are encouraged to participate in university activities and initiatives and actively engage and contribute to the profession. Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with departmental faculty and staff to integrate bibliographic research and information-seeking instruction into appropriate courses and curriculum
  • Actively build partnerships with constituents and Libraries' colleagues to develop programs and tools that enrich research and scholarship in earth and natural sciences
  • Collaborate with departmental faculty and staff to develop, provide, and assess course-related instruction tools and resources to meet the needs of patrons from constituent programs and departments
  • Create and maintain web-based research guides, instructional materials, and web pages to help users in their research. 
  • Provide general reference, as well as customized consultation services for users in relevant subject areas in person, phone, email and chat
  • Participate in collaborative collection development for the University Libraries
  • Engage and contribute to the profession

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS or relevant graduate degree
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in a higher-education setting
  • Undergraduate degree and/or graduate coursework in engineering or science (STEM) discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applied science information resources and tools
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of pedagogy and instructional techniques
  • Demonstrated experience working in digital service environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research trends in STEM fields
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in higher education; particularly in regards to digital scholarship and scholarly communication
  • Excellent communication, writing, and effective presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; able to lead as well as execute and take constructive input from multiple sources.
  • Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated experience working with research outputs; data and/or scholarly communication
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with learning management systems
  • Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated success working in a changing organization

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=78911

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Librarian III, Undergraduate Learning, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Job Overview:

The Librarian for Undergraduate Learning is the Libraries' expert for learning programs and activities (curricular and experiential) for undergraduates, with primary focus on first through fifth quarter undergraduates. The University Libraries is a learning enterprise, partnering with all aspects of the University to provide every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education" which prepares them for a life-time of self-directed learning. The Librarian for Undergraduate Learning serves as Libraries liaison to academic units and programs focused on undergraduates, such as First Year Writing Program, Pennoni Honors College, and the Department of English & Philosophy.  The Librarian for Undergraduate Learning also serves as Libraries' liaison with co-curricular units such as Steinbright Career Development Center, Student Affairs, Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Residential Living and Study Abroad. 

As a core member of the Learning Engagement team, the Librarian for Undergraduate Learning partners with discipline-based liaisons for development and delivery of learning activities based on Drexel Student Learning Priorities within the disciplines. The Librarian for Undergraduate Learning develops and coordinates the Libraries' Personal Librarian program and programming at the Library Learning Terrace. 

Reporting to the Manager, Learning Engagement, the Librarian for Undergraduate Learning is an integral part of the Library Academic Partnerships department, a dynamic and collaborative team of liaison librarians who work in a matrixed organization in support of four programs:  Learning Engagement, Reference & Research Consultation, Collections, and Liaison.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, provide and assess library programs aimed at building intentional learning skills and competencies in Drexel Student Learning Priorities for undergraduates, partnering with liaison librarians and appropriate University offices. 
  • Liaison to academic departments and programs: English & Philosophy, First Year Writing Program, Pennoni Honors College, Writing Center and English Language Center. 
  • Liaison to experiential learning units: Steinbright Career Development Center, Student Affairs, Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Residential Life, and Study Abroad.
  • Collaborate with undergraduate-facing faculty to integrate information-seeking and research into appropriate courses and curriculum
  • Work with faculty and liaison librarians to develop discipline specific undergraduate DSLP focused instruction and learning activities
  • Provide reference consulting services in person, by telephone and email and via IM/chat. 
  • Actively contribute to the library profession

Qualifications:

Required:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
  • Minimum three years' professional experience in an academic library; including instructional activity. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in pedagogy and instructional technology.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to communicate with and understand information seeking behaviors and needs of undergraduate students. 
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for undergraduate student success.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and effective presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills; demonstrated experience with project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment; able to lead as well as execute and take constructive input from multiple sources.
  • Enthusiasm for and knowledge of technology and an ability to think innovatively about using technology in libraries and academic settings to enhance guided and self-directed learning.
  • Familiarity with current and emerging trends in libraries. 
  • Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community.

Preferred:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree/coursework in education.
  • Experience developing course syllabi or teaching tools and teaching at secondary or college levels.
  • Experience with learning management systems.
  • Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization.
  • Demonstrated success working in a changing organization.

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic.  Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University's acceptance of the results of the background investigation.

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=78909

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Science Collections Librarian-14000636, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Description
Tisch Library supports Tufts School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing the services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Collections department is responsible for building collections in all formats to meet the teaching and research needs of the schools. The department also provides leadership regarding the changing scholarly communications landscape and educates the community on intellectual property issues.

Responsible for collection development and management for science departments:

  • Selects materials in all formats, except videos
  • Monitors science account funds and creates annual budget allocations
  • Monitors science approval plans
  • Monitors serials holdings, both print and electronic
  • Conducts faculty outreach to science departments, working with research & instruction librarian colleagues
  • Collaborates with the librarian for engineering and the medical and veterinary libraries on joint purchases to support STEM
  • Selects science print materials for digitization
  • Develops and maintains science web pages
  • Analyses usage statistics for science resources
  • Processes sciences gifts
  • Reviews science materials in need of binding

Scholarly Communications Coordinator:

  • Designs and leads workshops on scholarly communications topics for staff, faculty and students across A,S&E, including intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use) and current and emerging publishing trends
  • Provides training and current awareness service on scholarly communications topics for Tisch Library staff, including intellectual property issues related to open data, open educational materials, and digitization efforts
  • Acts as the point person for staff, faculty and student queries regarding intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use)
  • Serves on the ULC Scholarly Communications Team

Gifts Coordinator:

  • Coordinates gift processing with other Collections Librarians and the Manager of Acquisitions


Special projects and other duties as assigned, including service on appropriate Tisch, ULC and BLC teams

Serve 2 hours a week on the Reference Desk

Qualifications

Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, and Certifications/Licenses

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR demonstrated equivalent through significant advanced degree, e.g., PhD, and library experience in collections
  • 1-3 years collection development experience in an academic library
  • A deep understanding of the research, literature and information sources in the sciences
  • Experience with developing collections budgets and budget projections
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing and their ramifications on collections business models and licenses
  • Course work or 1-3 years experience with scholarly communication topics
  • Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work across organizational boundaries

Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc. 

Graduate course work or an additional degree in the sciences

"An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer."

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement. Tufts University non-discrimination statement.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Library
Organization: Tisch Library
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 6, 2014, 9:31:38 AM

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/84wkcpg

 

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Metadata Management Librarian, Librarian Associate Professor, University of Miami Libraries

Come join our team!  The University of Miami Libraries, Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, has immediate openings for the following:

Metadata Management Librarian, Librarian Associate Professor (Position# 001537)

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a creative, enthusiastic professional for the position of Metadata Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, the Metadata Management Librarian will focus on the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems. This newly-defined position will provide resource discovery expertise across a variety of formats, ensure the quality of metadata in the resource discovery tools, develop new approaches to metadata processes, manage projects, and consult with various stakeholders. The incumbent hires, trains, and supervises staff members related to metadata maintenance activities and special projects.  For the full job posting, go to http://library.miami.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/JobAd_Metadata_Management_Librarian.pdf

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to: Jeanette Moreno, Human Resources Manager, Otto G. Richter Library, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248214, Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320, e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

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Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, Librarian Assistant Professor, University of Miami Libraries

Come join our team!  The University of Miami Libraries, Cataloging & Metadata Services Department, has an immediate opening for the following:

Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, Librarian Assistant Professor (Position# 040401)

The University of Miami Libraries seeks a creative, productive librarian who will explore and collaborate on a variety of metadata projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the Head of the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department and working closely with the Digital Projects Team, the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries' digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. This position also explores metadata-related collaborations and partnerships with other library departments, university partners, and external collaborators.  The incumbent trains and may supervise staff members on metadata projects and initiatives. For the full job posting, go to http://library.miami.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/JobAd_Digital_Initiatives_Metadata_Librarian.pdf

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications and nominations will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Applications should be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references. The references will not be contacted before the appropriate time. Send nominations and applications to: Jeanette Moreno, Human Resources Manager, Otto G. Richter Library, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248214, Coral Gables, FL 33124-0320, e-mail: richter.recruiting@miami.edu

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Part-time Library Professional, Newbury College, Brookline, MA

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

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

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

Overview:  Newbury College is looking for a part-time Library Professional with strong technology and reference skills.  Candidates should be advocates for the utilization of online resources and mobile technologies for educational purposes. This person will utilize and support emerging library technologies. This person will also play a key role in educating our patrons in the utilization of library and web technology, will interact with students, faculty and staff on campus and online and provide reference and instruction sessions. A flexible schedule is preferred, as individual may be asked to work evenings and weekends. 

Requirements:  Candidates must have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and at 1- 2 years of experience in an academic library.   

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Letter of application addressing the required and desirable qualifications
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact information for three references.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the college's discretion.

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Industrial Relations Collection Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The Industrial Relations Collection Assistant is a temporary  position at 10 - 15 hours per week that reports to the Digital and Special Collections Strategist, in the Collections Strategy and Management unit of MIT Libraries.  This position will be responsible for collections management projects and performing library research for the Industrial Relations collection at Dewey Library. Duties may include: research related to our holdings, sorting, weeding, identifying publications and contracts for cataloging, and other duties as assigned.

Required: Solid foundation in library/information science gained through completed or ongoing coursework toward MLS/MLIS . Strong analytical skills. Ability to work independently to successfully meet deadlines. Dependability. Ability to lift 40 lbs., to shelve and shift boxes and library materials, to push book carts and navigate stairs and elevators, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. Must be able to work Monday-Friday during the hours of 9:00am - 5:00pm on site in Cambridge.

Preferred: Knowledge or interest in industrial relations, labor unions, or political history.  

Preferred start date: September 1, 2014

Duration: approx. 10 months

Pay rate:  $14.00/hr

 

To apply, send an email indicating your interest and relevant experience to Lorrie McAllister at lorriem@mit.edu. Please attach your CV/resume.  MIT is an equal 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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Special Collections Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The Special Collections Assistant is a temporary position at 10 - 20 hours per week from September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 that reports to the Digital and Special Collections Strategist, in the Collections Strategy and Management unit of MIT Libraries.  This position will be responsible for implementing collections management projects and performing library research for the special collections within the general collections. Duties may include: research related to our holdings, metadata review, drafting collection-level bibliographic records, stacks maintenance, and other duties as assigned regarding special collections and rare books projects.

Required: Solid foundation in library/information science gained through completed or ongoing coursework toward MLS/MLIS. Strong analytical skills. Ability to work independently to successfully meet deadlines. Dependability. Ability to lift 40 lbs., to shelve and shift boxes and library materials, to push book carts and navigate stairs and elevators, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. Must be able to work Monday-Friday during the hours of 9:00am - 5:00pm on site in Cambridge.

Preferred: Knowledge of art, art history, or architecture.

Preferred start date: September 1, 2014

Duration: approx. 10 months

Pay rate: $14.00/hr

To apply, send an email indicating your interest and relevant experience to Lorrie McAllister at lorriem@mit.edu. Please attach your CV/resume.  MIT is an equal 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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Web Developer and User Interface Specialist, Academic Professional, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, academic professional position.

Responsibilities: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a collaborative and experienced professional to join the University Library's Web Team. Working in the Library Information Technology unit under the direction of the Technical Architect for Web Content, the Web Developer and User Interface Specialist will develop and maintain data-driven and user-centered web pages and related internet applications. The Web Developer and User Interface Specialist will initially focus on the re-design of the general Library website but may also collaborate with other Library units and groups that maintain web pages; and will contribute to the Library's evolving user experience (UX) program.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to design new interfaces, develop wireframes, mockups and prototypes for testing in an Agile development environment.
  • Collaborate to transition final prototypes to production. 
  • Create and maintain documentation.
  • Maintain web pages and related applications.
  • Participate in UX studies, including comparative and iterative testing of interfaces, and incorporate findings into designs.
  • May modify third party interfaces and create new ones to meet accessibility standards. 

Environment:  The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. The Library consists of more than 30 departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarian" programs.

The Library Web Team facilitates the development, deployment, and maintenance of web services and applications within the Library. The Web Team creates and modifies templates and elements for use by Library Faculty and Staff with various web management systems. Also, the Web Team trains, supports, and troubleshoots problems in the use of Library web content platforms, including the integration of third party code/resources into library managed web content (Flickr, Twitter, etc). Opportunities to investigate topics, techniques, skills, methods, and procedures of benefit to library projects and to develop professional skills may be available (5-10% of time, as determined with supervisor).

Qualifications: Required:

  • Bachelor's degree with a focus on interactive design, graphic design, web development, informatics, human-computer interaction, or related field.
  • Familiarity with web coding best practices.
  • Demonstrated fluency in best practices for web-based and mobile information architecture, responsive design, and other web design standards.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to accurately communicate ideas across varying perspectives.
  • Solid understanding of visual design best practices, particularly for website design.
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Successful experience working in a collaborative environment.

Preferred:

  • Master's degree in a relevant field.
  • Experience generating prototypes for internal planning and user testing as part of an ongoing, agile development cycle.
  • Practical experience creating interaction design deliverables and specification documents, such as wireframes, site maps, and user flow diagrams.
  • Experience designing in the context of content management systems.
  • Experience leading user testing and usability studies.
  • Background in graphic design.
  • Experience with model-view-controller single page application libraries (e.g. Backbone.js, Ember.js, Angular.js).
  • Experience with jquery.
  •  Familiarity with best practices for accessibility.

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

Terms of Appointment:  100% time. Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

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

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

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Please provide a list of three to five samples of projects/development work along with a brief description (no more than 5 sentences) summarizing your individual contributions to the project. Please provide URLs for these projects or submit images with documentation. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before October 3, 2014.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer which includes statuses of protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities (www.diversity.illinois.edu/chancellorscstmt.html). Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

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Associate Director of Library Technology and Digital Initiatives, Colgate University Libraries

Come join the team at Colgate!

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collegial and thoughtful individual to provide forward-thinking, collaborative, and results-oriented leadership for the Colgate University Libraries (CUL) through planning and implementation of new technology and the management and support of library legacy technologies involving information systems and digital infrastructure and programs. Reporting to the University Librarian, this individual serves on the Libraries' senior management team and participates in the development and implementation of a shared vision for CUL's future that supports the mission of the university. Using highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, this individual will respond to the changing information needs of the Colgate community by participating in system-wide planning, policy development, and resource and personnel management and build and sustain effective working relationships within the Libraries and across and beyond the Colgate community. This individual will lead, manage, and plan for the Libraries Systems unit, and supervise, evaluate and provide backup for the Systems Librarian to oversee, develop and support the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces) particularly its interface with the Dematic ASRS.

Qualifications: Master's degree, such as an MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited program, MS in computer science or other relevant degree.

A successful candidate will have the best combination of the following:

  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in information technology, including experience leading and managing information technology or systems operations; successful experience supervising, developing, and mentoring information technology professionals.

  • Substantive knowledge of digital assets and the technical infrastructure required for their life-cycle management, including metadata requirements, migration strategies, best practices in digital preservation, and relevant national and international standards.

  • Substantive knowledge of library systems, digital libraries, and digital repositories.

  • Familiarity with modern software development methodologies and technologies.

  • Ability to work effectively and provide leadership in a changing environment.

  • Demonstrated project management experience including ability to conceptualize, define and manage complex collaborative projects and follow through to completion.

  • Experience or recent training in negotiating licenses, contracts, cooperative agreements, and vendor management.

  • Demonstrated effective fiscal management.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively.

  • Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people.

  • A commitment to excellence in academic librarianship and effectiveness in mentoring and encouraging librarians in scholarly and professional activity.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, and students.

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://exlibris.colgate.edu/joinus.html

Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4433.  Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview.

Review of application materials will begin on October 10, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university's educational mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at http://www.upstatenyherc.org

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Science Collections Librarian-14000636, Tufts

Description
Tisch Library supports Tufts School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing the services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Collections department is responsible for building collections in all formats to meet the teaching and research needs of the schools. The department also provides leadership regarding the changing scholarly communications landscape and educates the community on intellectual property issues.

Responsible for collection development and management for science departments:
•    Selects materials in all formats, except videos
•    Monitors science account funds and creates annual budget allocations
•    Monitors science approval plans
•    Monitors serials holdings, both print and electronic
•    Conducts faculty outreach to science departments, working with research & instruction librarian colleagues
•    Collaborates with the librarian for engineering and the medical and veterinary libraries on joint purchases to support STEM
•    Selects science print materials for digitization
•    Develops and maintains science web pages
•    Analyses usage statistics for science resources
•    Processes sciences gifts
•    Reviews science materials in need of binding
Scholarly Communications Coordinator:
•    Designs and leads workshops on scholarly communications topics for staff, faculty and students across A,S&E, including intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use) and current and emerging publishing trends
•    Provides training and current awareness service on scholarly communications topics for Tisch Library staff, including intellectual property issues related to open data, open educational materials, and digitization efforts
•    Acts as the point person for staff, faculty and student queries regarding intellectual property (authors rights, copyright/fair use)
•    Serves on the ULC Scholarly Communications Team
Gifts Coordinator:
•    Coordinates gift processing with other Collections Librarians and the Manager of Acquisitions

Special projects and other duties as assigned, including service on appropriate Tisch, ULC and BLC teams

Serve 2 hours a week on the Reference Desk




Qualifications

Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, and Certifications/Licenses

•    MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR demonstrated equivalent through significant advanced degree, e.g., PhD, and library experience in collections

•    1-3 years collection development experience in an academic library

•    A deep understanding of the research, literature and information sources in the sciences

•    Experience with developing collections budgets and budget projections

•    Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing and their ramifications on collections business models and licenses

•    Course work or 1-3 years experience with scholarly communication topics

•    Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work across organizational boundaries

Additional Preferred Experience, Education, etc. 

Graduate course work or an additional degree in the sciences

"An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer."

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement. Tufts University non-discrimination statement.



Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Library
Organization: Tisch Library
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 6, 2014, 9:31:38 AM

 

 

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/84wkcpg

 

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Library Services Assistant, The American University of Paris

Library Service Assistant - Category AT-2

A pourvoir à partir de : 1 septembre 2014

The American University of Paris

In a world where accelerating change and ever-shifting personal, cultural, and economic connections are the norm, everyone at least occasionally is a foreigner.

Today's world demands our ability to see the world as another person sees it, even if we might disagree with that person's ideas and perspectives. We must know enough of the world and ourselves to function effectively in a variety of professional and social settings. We must be comfortable living at the edge of our own comfort zone.

And it is only through that comfort that feeling of being at home in the world that we can pursue our own ambitions, champion our own causes, further our own ideals.

An American-style education in one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities

AUP is itself a wildly successful experiment in international, interdisciplinary education. AUP brings together all the best elements of the American university modelsmall, discussion-based classes; a collaborative relationship between students and faculty; a special emphasis on critical thinking and clear communication with the cultural, social, and professional opportunities of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities.

Ours is an academic culture of engagement, global citizenship, and community. Our mission and values reflect this as we seek to foster in students and faculty alike a critical sense of commitment to a world of interdependence.

 

Description

WORKING HOURS

When classes are in session, the schedule includes two evening shifts from 12h00 until 20h00 (Thursday and Friday) and working on Saturday from 12h30-18h00 (work week Tuesday to Saturday).

When the Library is closed to the public, the schedule is Monday through Friday 9h00 - 17h00.
Special schedules apply during summer session and breaks. Some holiday shifts may be required.

GRANT RECIPIENTS (SGR) - under the supervision of the User Services Librarian

Train, follow up, and re-train the library SGRs throughout the semester
- Follow the training instructions
- Report their progress and propose new tasks
- Maintain the SGR website up-to-date and share the news with the rest of the library staff
- Organize SGR daily and regular tasks, special projects and verify their execution
- Monitor SGRs while at the Service Desk and report problems to the supervisor
- Deal with scheduling issues (i.e. absences) and communicate with supervisor  - Handle SGR time sheets each month  
- Organize semester lunch with SGRs  

 STACKS MANAGEMENT AND LIBRARY SPACE SUPPORT - under the supervision of the User Services Librarian

Stacks Management Support  

- Organize and follow up on shelf-reading and shelf neatening assignments for SGRs
- Conduct missing and lost book searches under the supervision of the Document Access Supervisor

- Help with Academic Film Collection (AFC) inventory on a regular basis under the supervision of Technical Services and replace missing copyright slips 

 

Library Space Support  

- Maintain an up-to-date Lost & Found objects list 

- Create and update library signs (public and stacks) as needed
- Maintain up-to-date sign binder 
- Follow up on locker issues 

- Verify equipment, technology, and library space arrangement on a daily basis and report back to Technology Librarian and/or Library Administrative Assistant

- Collate library presence statistics and service desk statistics (questions) on a monthly basis

 

TECHNICAL SERVICES SUPPORT - under the supervision of the Technical Services, Web and E-Resources Librarian

- Physical preparation of the films and the film boxes.    

- Collate the Acquisitions statistics for Technical Services 

- Label library material in case of prolonged absence of a student grant recipient in technical services

 

SERVICE DESK SUPPORT - under the supervision of the User Services Librarian

 

- Staff the library Service Desk for an average of 25 hours/week 

- Provide information, loan services and other library services 

- Close and open the library according to procedures depending upon the schedule 

- Monitor library facilities while at the Service Desk 

- Handle access issues and other problems. Report them to supervisor 

- Communicate necessary information to the library guard during extended hours 

- Follow up on suggestion box and give feedback to supervisor

- Verify User Services and Library mailboxes daily; reply and forward requests to appropriate staff member 
- Prepare the monthly library schedule in pdf and joint month-to-month ITS Lab and Library Schedule and distribute to appropriate entities on campus   

 

LIBRARY EVENTS SUPPORT - under the supervision of the User Services Librarian

- Organize and communicate the Café Ole event (three times per semester) in the library lobby 

- Collaborate with the University Librarian, his Assistant and the User Services Librarian  with library open houses and other public event organization 

 

MISCELLANEOUS
When needed provide support for all library areas 

Other appropriate tasks as assigned by the supervisor

 

Niveau de qualification

Assistant

Profil

QUALIFICATIONS
- Bilingual English/French
- Library training (French DUT or equivalent) and/or library experience highly preferred
- Previous work or research experience in a university library, North American preferred
- Ability to work independently
- Previous supervisory experience highly preferred
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Very good communication skills (written, e-mail and verbal)
- Previous experience with public services and user assistance highly preferred
- Intermediate level of computer literacy and technology
- Intermediate level of Office, Word and Excel
- Previous experience with a library management software, especially circulation

Type de contrat

CDI

Référence de l'offre

AT-2

Contact

library@aup.edu

- See more at: http://www.adbs.fr/library-service-assistant-category-at-2-141994.htm?RH=PROD_EMPLOIS#sthash.Z1QBQ9Np.dpuf

 

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Document Access & Collection Assistant, The American University of Paris

Document Access & Collection Assistant - Category AT-1

 

A pourvoir à partir de : 1 septembre 2014

The American University of Paris

 

AUP is itself a wildly successful experiment in international, interdisciplinary education. AUP brings together all the best elements of the American university model small, discussion-based classes; a collaborative relationship between students and faculty; a special emphasis on critical thinking and clear communication with the cultural, social, and professional opportunities of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities.

 

Ours is an academic culture of engagement, global citizenship, and community. Our mission and values reflect this as we seek to foster in students and faculty alike a critical sense of commitment to a world of interdependence.

 

AUP's credentials are unimpeachable. We are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Our faculty members hail from some of the finest universities in the world. And we engage in special academic partnerships with such prestigious institutions as Oxford University, the  Université de Paris Sorbonne, and New York City's New School.

 

Since our founding in 1962, we have provided a multilingual, multicultural learning environment. Renowned as a global center for innovative, interdisciplinary research, we educate global citizens who take their places as responsible actors in communities, civil societies, and countries around the world.

 

Description

 

ACQUISITIONS & COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT - under the supervision of the University Librarian & the Technical Services, Web and E-Resources Librarian

 

- Review book & film recommendations upon arrival

- Check availability of items in the AUP Library collection

- Conduct book and film searches using the assigned vendors' tools

- Submit the requests to Acquisitions

- Assist with the weeding process according to instructions given

- Receive donations, check for duplicates in the collection, list accepted and rejected items, write thank you notes to donors

- Assist with inventory

- Gather faculty publications using the AUP website, faculty profiles, and campus news

 

 SERVICE DESK SUPPORT - under the supervision of the Document Access Supervisor

 

- Staff the library Service Desk for an average of 20 hours/week

- Provide information, loan services and other library services

- Close and open the library according to procedures depending upon the schedule

- Monitor library facilities while at the Service Desk

- Handle access issues and other problems. Report them to supervisor

- Communicate necessary information to the library guard during extended hours

- Monitor the Student Grant Recipients (SGR) while at the Service Desk. When needed, help organize the SGRs' tasks and verify their execution

 

MISCELLANEOUS

When needed provide support for all library areas

Other appropriate tasks as assigned by the supervisor

 

Niveau de qualification

    Assistant

Profil

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bilingual English/ French

    • Library training (French DUT or equivalent) and/or library experience preferred

    • Previous work or research experience in a university library, North American preferred

    • Ability to work independently

    • Excellent interpersonal skills

    • Very good communication skills (written, e-mail and verbal)

    • Previous experience with public services and user assistance preferred

    • Intermediate level of computer literacy and technology

    • Intermediate level of Office, Word and Excel

    • Previous experience or ability to learn specialized library software

    • Ability to handle detailed and repetitive tasks

Type de contrat

    CDI

Référence de l'offre

    AT-1

 

Contact

 

library@aup.edu

- See more at: http://www.adbs.fr/document-access-collection-assistant-category-at-1-141993.htm?RH=PROD_EMPLOIS#sthash.ehkJSAuo.dpuf

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LSU Discover Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA

LSU Discover Librarian

General Librarian

.75 FTE Research and Instruction Services, LSU Libraries

.25 FTE Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), Office of Undergraduate Research

PIN # 038067

                                                           

The LSU Discover Librarian reports to the Head, Research and Instruction Services, and the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, who will coordinate supervision of the incumbent to ensure that work essential to the success of LSU Discover is carried out in a timely manner.  The incumbent will provide library instruction (including teaching LIS 1001) and will develop, deliver, update, and assess workshops, online tutorials, and other co-curricular activities in support of the QEP.  The incumbent will work closely with the LSU Discover Coordinator, the Council on Co-curricular Activities (CCA), Residential Life, and Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC), and may supervise student workers and GAs assigned to LSU Discover. The incumbent will also assist and support subject specialist librarians working with departments/programs participating in curricular transformation as part of LSU Discover.  In addition the LSU Discover Librarian will support subject specialist librarians who offer one-on-one assistance to students participating in multi-semester mentored research experiences. Support for subject specialist librarians may include teaching one-shots, sections of LIS1001, and providing general reference and information services, in person or virtually, to ensure that subject specialists are able to participate in LSU Discover without impinging on the normal services that they provide.  The incumbent also serves as a liaison between the Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research/ORED for grant proposal development and related activities, and will work with the LSU Discover Co-curricular activity taskforce assessment and implementation chairs.

 

45%  Provides library instruction in support of LSU Discover, developing, delivering, assessing, and maintaining workshops and tutorials, both online and in person, and teaching sections of LIS 1001 as the instructor of record, as necessary.

25% Carries out other activities in support of LSU Discover, including but not limited to collaboration with the LSU Discover Coordinator, Residential Life, and CxC in planning and publicizing LSU Discover events; may supervise student workers and/or graduate assistants in support of those activities.

10% Assists and supports subject specialist librarians working with departments/programs that are participating in curricular transformation as part of LSU Discover.

10% Compiles, analyzes, and reports assessments of LSU Discover co-curricular activities.

 5%  Serves as liaison between the LSU Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research/ORED for proposal development activities.

5% Teaches "one-shots" (one-time instructional support for classes) in order to provide release time for other library faculty to participate in LSU Discover support activities.

 

Required: A master's degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.    Demonstrated competence in utilizing technology to create and deliver online content and instruction. Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills.

 

Preferred: Experience in/with teaching information literacy and critical thinking, both in person and online; instructional design; designing and implementing assessments of student learning outcomes; conducting research; using web-scale discovery services (such as EBSCO Discovery) and Moodle or a similar educational platform; data management; grant writing.

 

The application deadline is August 21, 2014 or until the position has been filled.  To apply for this position, go to https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58088

For additional information, contact:

Dawn Zaske

Coordinator, LSU Libraries

Ph. 225-578-2217

Email: dzaske@lsu.edu

 

 

 

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Head of Special Collections, Jones Library, Amherst MA

Forward thinking and innovative professional needed to provide leadership and administration for special collections development at The Jones Library, a busy public library in the college town of Amherst, MA.   Collections include original manuscripts and materials related to Amherst and regional history, Fine Arts, Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson Collections.  Responsible to develop the collection of original manuscripts; catalog and prepare all special collection materials; prepare grant proposals; maintain collection inventory and transition collection to digital format.  Consults with scholars and researchers.  Knowledge of technological archival trends is essential. Minimum requirements include MLS plus 3 years of professional level library experience.  Starting salary range, based on experience:  $51,382-56,725 plus exceptional municipal benefits package.  For a complete job description and to apply on line by September 8, 2014, visit www.amherstma.gov.

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Reference Librarian (Part-Time), Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg MA

Statement of Duties:

The Reference Librarian will provide reference services to the University community and participate in the library's Instruction and Information Literacy program.    

 

Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

 

Reference

  • Provide in-person, email, IM and phone reference services to University students, faculty, staff and public patrons, including one-to-one reference assistance, technological assistance, and statistical tracking.
  • Participate in reference desk rotation.
  • Work with faculty, staff, and students to enhance reference services offered in the library.
  • Schedule and fulfill research appointments with students and faculty upon request.

 

Instruction

  • Participate in the instruction load for general library and information literacy skills.
    • Participate in the instruction load in any areas of subject expertise.
    • Develop individual course-based study research guides upon request.

 

Collection Development

  • Assist liaison librarians with collection development.

 

Hours:   Two positions available. Monday through Friday, 24 hours per week each, specific days to be assigned at hire

  • Position 1
    • 2 days from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • 1 day from 11a.m. to 5p.m.
    • 1 evening from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

  • Position 2
    • 2 days from 11a.m. to 5p.m.
    • 2 evenings from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Salary: $23/hour

 

Supervisor: Library Director

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program or within 2 courses of completing an MLS.

 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience providing general library instruction classes; familiar with the goals and concepts of information literacy.
  • Experience providing in-person and virtual reference service, including a broad knowledge of both print and online information sources in an academic library.
  • Experience consulting with instructors and other academic support staff related to course and assignment design.
  • Subject specialties in the sciences, business, and/or general reference.

 

Contact us at https://jobs.fitchburgstate.edu and click on part time non-benefited positions

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Electronic Information Librarian, Regina Library, Rivier University, Nashua NH

OVERVIEW

 

Manage and coordinate the library's electronic information resources and systems; act as vendor liaison for all manner of electronic resources and services; perform all systems administration functions for the library's integrated library system (ILS); manage other library specific software; assist library staff with computer issues; communicate with the campus Information Technology (IT) Department staff to resolve problems; manage the usage statistics for all electronic information resources; and provide Reference Desk services.

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Direct, coordinate, administer, monitor, and evaluate the library's electronic information resources and systems:
    • Act as vendor liaison for electronic information; investigate, negotiate, and manage contracts and licenses with multiple vendors
    • Manage the library's open URL linker and the web access manager for off campus access.
    • Collect and compile library statistics pertaining to assigned functions.  Prepare related administrative/operations reports
  • Serve as library systems administrator: 
    • Perform regular systems maintenance functions
    • Perform system and software upgrades
    • Troubleshoot operating problems
    • Serve as principle liaison with systems vendors
    • Manage library specific software and tools used in reference services, cataloging, and interlibrary loan.
    • Communicate with campus IT to resolve problems
    • Provide technical assistance to staff in systems use; provide training for library staff in the use of automated systems; develop and update procedures and manuals and related system documentation
  • Provide reference desk services.  Participate in library instruction as needed.    
  • Coordinate special automation projects in accordance with the needs articulated by Library management.  Research systems, investigate options and make recommendations.  Coordinate implementation of new automated systems.
  • Confer with library management, library staff and university stakeholders on library and university electronic information initiatives.  Implement, as necessary, aspects related to library systems and services.
  • Act as subject specialist collection development library liaison for one or more content areas; confer with faculty to assess needs; make selections in appropriate formats; and make de-selection decisions as appropriate.
  • Keep abreast of new and evolving technologies and communicate developments to library management and staff.
  • Assist with library projects, programming, and other tasks as needed.
  • Work with other library staff to update and edit the library web pages.
  • Participate in other tasks within the Technical Services Department as necessary.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

Supervision is received from the Assistant Director for Technical Services.

 

POSITION:                           Electronic Information Librarian

 

DEPARTMENT:                  Regina Library

      

REPORTS TO:                      Assistant Director, Technical Services

 

QUALIFICATIONS


Required:  An MLS from an ALA accredited program or an MLS candidate with relevant library experience. A minimum of one to two years of relevant library experience.   Must be self-directed, well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands.  Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.

 

Preferred:  Computer/IT proficiency or education. Experience with library systems and/or electronic information management is strongly preferred. Experience in an academic library, and in conducting reference interviews and searching research databases.       

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority given to those candidates who apply by Friday, August 29, 2014.

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Reference Associate, Division of Libraries, New York University, New York NY

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

https://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=213667

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Communications Specialist, Northeastern University, Boston MA

Northeastern University
 
Communications Specialist
Requisition Number:
STFR001695
Division/College:
Library
FT/PT:
Full Time
Grade:
10
Position Summary:
Northeastern University seeks applications and nominations for an energetic, creative, and self-motivated individual to join its service-oriented and forward-looking Library team.
The Communications Specialist directs and manages communications and events for the University Libraries. Develops and executes an effective Marketing and Communication Plan. Coordinates publicity for library resources, services, cultural/scholarly and advancement events and activities. In close collaboration with the User Engagement Librarian, Gifts Officer, Information Technology Services Communications Officer and University's Office of Marketing and Communications, implements effective strategies for events planning and public relations. Supervises co-ops and work-study students to help execute creative projects and events.
The unique challenges of this job arise from the wide range of activities in the Library for which publicity and communications have to be coordinated, and the varied and diverse constituencies both in the Library and across campus (and beyond) that have to be addressed. The Communications Specialist has to have command of a broad portfolio of techniques appropriate to the different groups of users, from freshman students to alumni and the general public. She or he has to create and foster multiple connections and channels of communications that respect the University's policies and requirements, and are also responsive to the frequent need for urgency, sensitivity, and maximum impact.
Qualifications: 
Qualifications
•A Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing or related field required.
• 2-5 years previous job experience working in the field of communications and/or marketing required.
•Experience preferred working in an academic library or higher education.
•Excellent communication skills required.
•Extensive experience using social media tools and a willingness to explore the uses of new tools.
•Experience with media, publication, design and web design software and with photography, video and audio technology.
•Good planning and collaborative skills.
•Ability to work with a diverse group within the Libraries and across the University.
Additional Information:
About Northeastern University Libraries
The Northeastern University Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life. Resources include over 900,000 print volumes, 500,000 e-books, and 60,000 electronic journals. The Snell Library building welcomes 1.5 million visitors a year on the Boston campus and the library's web site serves users around the world. The library provides award-winning research and instructional services, a growing focus on networked information, and extensive special collections that document social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area. The library has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives by developing its digital repository, digitizing unique collections, constructing integrated collaborative spaces, and fostering the adoption of digital media and the creation of new knowledge. The Northeastern University Library leads the way in redefining library service in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.library.northeastern.edu.
About Northeastern
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs--our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning--build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. See http://www.northeastern.edu.
Applications received by September 1, 2014, will receive first consideration, though applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must provide the names and contact information for three professional references who have supervised their work. For in-person interviews, candidates must bring portfolio items which demonstrate their skills in communications and marketing. Such items might include a communication plan, brochures, press releases, marketing posters, annual reports, etc.
To apply, visit: http://www.northeastern.edu/hrm/careers/index.html, where more details of the position's responsibilities, the University's outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available.
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:http://apptrkr.com/501771
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer. 

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Assistant Director for Research and Instruction Services, Gordon Library, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is looking for a new head of Research and Instruction Services at the Gordon Library. We are a small, but dynamic library, and over the last five years we have made good progress moving into new and innovative areas.  Our team has 20 people, 6 in Research and Instruction, which shows the emphasis we put on our core mission to teach and support research. The Assistant Director for Research and Instruction Services is a senior level management position that has primary responsibility for planning, coordinating, and promoting the research and instruction program of the Gordon Library.  This position is a part of the library's administrative team and contributes to decisions on policies, operations and library budget.  We are doing some exciting things such as establishing our institutional repository, expanding our digital collections, and moving to a next generation library system. The library building houses all library departments and two IT departments - academic technology faculty support and the technology helpdesk - as well as our campus center for teaching and learning. 

 

WPI students are the best you can find. The campus is compact and very traditionally "brick and ivy" with most of the standard amenities.  Worcester and its surrounding area are home to over 30,000 college students at 13 colleges and universities, and are within easy reach of Boston, Hartford, Providence, Cape Cod, the Maine seacoast and the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont. Worcester, the second largest city in New England, has a growing cultural community with museums, performance venues, and historical sites.  Benefits at WPI are competitive and include free parking in a new garage facility.  (How many schools can say that?)


We are looking for a new head of the department to move us to the next level in information literacy and research support.  Our team is ready now for new leadership and new challenges.

 

If you are interested in moving ahead with us, please let us know. A position description along with required and preferred qualifications is posted on the WPI Human Resources website at https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/1813.  This is a terrific opportunity for the right person to make a very big impact on a great campus.

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Data Management Services Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a Data Management Services Librarian to serve the University of Florida (UF), a major, comprehensive, land-grant, research university, which is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. The successful candidate will, as part of a dynamic and collaborative team, pioneer the development of a data management services program through new initiatives in data curation and will forge new collaborations and relationships that extend the Libraries' capacity to support the University's interdisciplinary research and technology initiatives - building upon a foundation of library-campus collaboration to date and work of the library-led Data Management and Curation Task Force. 

 

The Data Management Services Librarian will serve as the primary liaison for and provide consulting support to identify, store, describe (curate), retrieve, and re-use data, particularly data not available in public or government repositories. The Data Management Services Librarian will be part of a team to build a full system (with training, outreach, liaison duties, policies, procedures, technologies, tools, workflows, etc.) of data curation to support faculty in fulfilling federal mandates and enhancing curation and accessibility of their research product and the even further integrated role of the Smathers Libraries with all research and teaching on campus.

 

Reporting to the Associate Dean, George A. Smathers Libraries and Fackler Director, Health Science Center Libraries, the Data Management Services Librarian will strengthen the University's capacity to secure highly competitive grant funding; contribute to the development of long-term data management infrastructure; and guide faculty in the discovery of relevant existing data sets and other information. The librarian will perform data management planning with PIs and researchers, serve as a consultant with researchers on research data issues, and train researchers on the use of digital research and publishing tools, including IR@UF, UF Digital Collections, and related digital repository services.

 

The successful candidate will perform outreach and facilitate communication between the Libraries and research groups at UF. The Data Management Services Librarian is responsible for building strong relationships with administrators, faculty, students, and staff on campus, within the Libraries, and beyond the university. The Data Management Services Librarian will be expected to engage individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

 

The Data Management Services Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion; serve as a Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI or grant team member on externally funded projects; and engage in research and professional activity at the national and international level.

 

The search will remain open until September 15, 2014, and review of applications will begin on August 25, 2014. Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Digital Collections Manager - Art History, New York University, New York NY

Position Summary: The Department of Art History (CAS) seeks a talented and qualified Digital Collections Manager. The principal duties of this position include supervision and maintenance of digital asset collections, integration of text and images into databases and assisting faculty and students with integrating digital technologies into teaching, learning and research. The candidate will manage day-to-day operations of DAH visual resources collection and coordinating ARTstor entries with Bobst Library and Institute of Fine Arts technical staff. She/he will also supervise student employees, help with planning for developing technical resources, anticipating user growth and application of development to support needs of department, including a maintenance strategy. The candidate will collaborate with the Chair, faculty and Manager of Research Collections regarding information and curriculum needs, enhance web applications to meet new demands, review all digitized images produced by student hourly employees for use in ARTstor, maintaining exact predetermined standards before uploading into Shared Shelf. Oversight of budget lines for classroom equipment.

Qualifications/Required Education: BA in Photography or Art History and Photography

Required Experience: 5 years' related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include experience working in a research collection, and training and supervising staff.

Preferred Experience: More than five years experience in a collection of similar size (450,000 images) and more than five years experience supervising staff.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills. Familiarity with one foreign language for cataloging and supervision purposes. Familiarity with word processing, layout, and database applications. Knowledge of MS Office suite. Proficient in HTML, web-design, Photoshop, DreamWeaver, Flash and other digital imaging software.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Understanding of databases; knowledge of database Insight.

When you come to work at New York University, it's more than just a job that awaits you. You have the opportunity to Experience Excellence.

You are joining an exciting intellectual and cultural community, one where employees - faculty and staff - come together to create a unique product: excellence in education and research. You are part of a diverse, multi-cultural and creative institution, one with a world-wide reputation as a leader in higher education. NYU is the largest private university in the United States, with 12,000 faculty and staff from all over the world and 40,000 students from all 50 states and more than 120 foreign countries. NYU offers opportunities to have an impact on a truly global level.

For more information about working at NYU and to apply for this position, visit our website at: www.nyucareers.com. When asked "How were you referred to NYU?", please select the appropriate source from the drop-down menu. We accept online applications only.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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PT Assistant Librarian, North Shore Community College, Danvers MA

About North Shore Community College:

North Shore Community College is a thriving and dynamic public community college with a strong learner-centered focus, serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students in 100-plus programs each year. With new facilities at both urban and suburban campuses twenty miles north of Boston, the College serves an ethnically and racially diverse population, as well as growing numbers of recent immigrants.

Job Description:

PT Assistant Librarian, Danvers Campus Library

Non benefited MCCC unit position.

20 hours per week, Monday through Friday 10am - 2pm.

The Assistant Librarian provides reference services to students, faculty and staff; information literacy instruction for classes, as needed; circulation back-up; and other related tasks.

Requirements:

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program;

Reference and instruction experience;

Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources;

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Reliability/dependability necessary.


Additional Information:

Salary:  $25.95 per hour, non-benefited position

Starting date: September 3, 2014

North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to Thanh Giddarie, Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer, and Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, at 978 739-5470, 1 Ferncroft Rd. Danvers, MA 01923.


Application Instructions:

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position no later than August 15, 2014 online at http://www.northshore.edu/hr/jobs/.

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Social Sciences Research & Instruction Librarian, Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME

Social Sciences Research & Instruction Librarian

 

The Bowdoin College Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, service-oriented professional to join a team of librarians who are dedicated to providing high-quality research, instruction, and collection services to students and faculty. Reporting to the Associate Librarian, the Social Sciences Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for direct outreach to assigned departments and programs, including Sociology & Anthropology, Psychology, Gender and Women's Studies, and Gay and Lesbian Studies, providing specialized reference services and instruction, and building collections to support teaching and research.

 

As a member of the Librarian Liaison Team, the librarian engages in all general reference and instruction activities, including shared reference desk staffing, and participates in team planning efforts. As the outreach liaison to first-year students campus wide, the librarian serves as an entrepreneurial leader, developing targeted programing and services.

 

Qualifications

Required:  A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library program or the equivalent in experience, training and practice and at least two years of successful reference and instruction experience in an academic library setting.  Evidence of innovation and excellence in teaching and in using technology to enhance student learning; demonstrated ability to provide reference and research service in the humanities and social sciences; experience in collection development; demonstrated leadership and a commitment to pro-active high-quality service; demonstrated initiative in program development and project management; demonstrated experience providing individual and group instruction and excellent presentation skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated resourcefulness in problem solving; outstanding organizational and analytical skills; excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; demonstrated ability to work within a collegial framework and to collaborate effectively.

 

Preferred:  An advanced degree in a social sciences discipline; demonstrated success in developing programs targeted at undergraduate students; experience with digital humanities tools and methodologies; experience using social media successfully in a library setting.

 

Applications will be considered until position is filled, with first consideration given to applications received by August 15, 2014.

 

For further details and to apply visit http://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/1414.

 

Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Department Head, Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services, MIT Libraries, Cambridge MA

The MIT Libraries seek a dynamic, future-oriented leader to head the new department of Liaison, Instruction, and Reference Services. The Department Head will lead a group of 19+ FTE to partner in the research and teaching activities of the Institute. This group of highly engaged professionals provides expert research and information support, builds targeted collections, and promotes information-related services in order to maximize the MIT community's ability to engage in independent discovery and become effective consumers of
the resources and services available to them. The department thinks broadly about the provision of instruction and reference services and serves as a resource to other departments who also work directly with the MIT Community. The Head will complete the integration of two formerly distinct departments, Liaisons for Departments, Labs, and Centers (LDLC) and Instruction and Reference Services (IRS), into a single group.


The Department Head will develop and execute a shared vision and plan for liaison, reference, and instructional services for the MIT Community, leading and inspiring an entrepreneurial and service-focused staff to provide MIT with evolving services matched to community needs. The Head will use strong management practices to establish impactful goals and service standards to guide the work of the department, as well as use assessment techniques to ensure effective operations and continuous improvement. The Department Head will foster a working environment that promotes and supports productivity, creativity, innovation, collaboration, diversity, and inclusion. The Head will manage resources to optimize support of initiatives and will develop the current
and future-oriented roles, expertise, skills, and capacity of department members. If appropriate, the Head may perform liaison duties for an MIT department, lab, center, program, or administrative group.


The Department Head will work synergistically with other units of the MIT Libraries to deliver a user-focused, integrated portfolio of services to the MIT community, including, in particular, Collections Strategy and Management, Information Delivery & Library Access, Data and Specialized Services, and the Institute Archives and Special Collections. The Head will also work with the Libraries' Director of Development to propose funding opportunities and meet with donors.


Reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Instructional Services (RIS), the Department Head will participate in developing the overall strategy and goals for the directorate, balancing the needs of the MIT community and the Library system, fiscal constraints, and departmental staff needs. And, as a member of Library Council s/he will participate in strategic planning and other activities to advance the MIT Libraries' mission. The Department Head is also expected to contribute to professional networks of others engaged in similar work.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for the position include:

  •  ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science
  •  Minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in a client-centered service organization, with a minimum of 5 years of management and supervisory experience that demonstrates success in strategic thinking, managing, motivating and leading teams of professional staff.
  •  Experience in academic and/or research library environments.
  •  Experience in providing instruction, reference, collection, and/or outreach services to a research community.
  •  Proven ability to manage complex, long-term organizational initiatives, and flexibility in meeting objectives and implementing creative solutions.
  •  Demonstrated service commitment and success in user-centered service delivery.
  •  Demonstrated ability to successfully use assessment techniques to foster continuous improvement.
  •  Successful leadership style that includes a commitment to transparency and inclusiveness.
  •  Demonstrated ability to cultivate the growth and potential of staff and to foster a collegial work environment.
  •  A collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries in service of user needs.
  •  Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining relationships with user communities
  •  Demonstrated knowledge and exploration of technology and its application to user services
  •  Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
  •  Proven success in collaboration and strategic partnering and ability to think broadly about the needs and mission of the library system as a whole.
  •  Evidence of a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion both in supporting a diverse workforce and serving the needs of a diverse population.
  •  A record of sustained professional contribution and engagement.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $100,000 minimum. Actual salary will depend on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health and retirement plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and a relocation allowance. The MIT Libraries afford a flexible and collegial working environment and foster professional growth of staff with management training and travel funding for professional meetings.


Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2014. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.


The MIT Libraries support the Institute's programs of research and study with holdings of more than 2.9 million print volumes and 3.1 million special format items, and terabytes of MIT-owned digital content. In addition, rare special collections, Institute records, historical documents, and papers of noted faculty are held in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. Library resources and services are accessible to students and researchers through the Libraries' website (http://libraries.mit.edu/), and library spaces are widely available for both
collaborative work and quiet study. Library resources are supplemented by innovative services for bioinformatics, GIS, metadata, social science and other research data. Through a culture that encourages innovation and collaboration, the MIT Libraries are redefining the role of the 21st century library - making
collections more accessible than ever before, and shaping the future of scholarly research. Library staff, at all levels, contribute to this spirit of innovation and to the mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond.


The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in ArchivesSpace, arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, the BorrowDirect, Boston Library Consortium, DDI Alliance, DuraSpace, HathiTrust, CLIR/Digital Library
Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, EDUCAUSE, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, NISO, North East Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO's Discovery Service. DSpace@MIT, a digital repository developed over the past ten years by the MIT Libraries, serves to capture, preserve and communicate the intellectual output of MIT's faculty and research community. Other MIT repositories include: Dome, a second DSpace instance, providing access to a sizable image collection and other digital collections owned by the MIT Libraries; the MIT Geodata Repository for a
diverse collection of GIS Data; and MIT's DataVerse for licensed social science datasets.

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College Librarian, Bay State College, Boston MA

Bay State College is a private college whose mission is to provide students with a quality education that prepares them for professional careers and increasing levels of higher education. Currently Bay State is seeking qualified applicants for the position: College Librarian.


Position Summary

The College Librarian is responsible for all administrative and professional functions of the library with the aim of meeting the informational and educational needs of students, faculty and administrators. The College Librarian holds faculty status and reports to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.


Requirements
• ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science
• Three years of post- Master's degree experience involving library operations, collection development, library information systems.
• Experience in Academic Library

Primary responsibilities

• Manage daily operations in an academic library serving ~1,315 FTE.
• Develop and implement library's strategic plan and assessment tools.
• Select, acquire, and maintain print and electronic collections for 14+ academic programs.
• Design and provide library instruction to over 150 students each semester.
• Plan and administer yearly budget of $100,000+: planning, justifying, allocating funds, monitoring and reporting expenditures, authorizing invoice payments.
• Provide research assistance using a variety of electronic resources (Gale, ProQuest, EBSCO, etc).
• Collaborate with program chairs and faculty in developing collection and services.
• Maintain library website, library OPAC, and library presence on LMS.
• Hire, train, and supervise five work-studies, one evening and one weekend librarian.
• Create research guides, citation handouts, and all other library publications
• Copy catalog over 1,000 titles each year.
• Compile data and assist in writing library sections of accreditation reports.
• Serve on Common Book Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Graduation Committee.

General Responsibilities
• Set short-term and long-term goals to meet the current and anticipated information needs of the college community.
• Design services and systems to meet the Library's mission.
• Formulate and administer library policies and operational procedures.
• Plan the development and use of library facilities such as space needs and physical arrangement of materials.
• Communicate to Associate Dean of Academic Affairs needs for additional funding to meet library's mission, goals, and accreditation standards.
• Determine and assign priorities and deadlines for all library operations.
• Review and respond to student/staff/faculty requests and concerns.
• Write staff and user manuals.
• Evaluate new technologies and information delivery systems for potential usefulness.
• Maintain a vendor pool for library materials, equipment and supplies.
• Participate actively in consortia with the aim of facilitating resource sharing.
• Coordinate activities of the library with those of the college's programs.
• Perform general college responsibilities such as attending meetings and serving on committees and task forces, and attending college-wide events.
• Provide library instruction, library tours, user guides, reference service and/or referrals.
• Keep informed of developments in the profession through regular review of library and information science literature and attendance at meetings and workshops.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.


*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.


To apply, please send letter of interest, current resume and contact information of three references to: Jeff Mason, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Bay State College, 122 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02116, or to jmason@baystate.edu.
Bay State is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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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
http://umassd.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=F7A0D62E8D20653C242D9959ABFFBB49?JOBID=51339

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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

For full description and to apply, go to:

http://hcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=51206

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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:

http://necc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=51268

 

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

http://necc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=50910


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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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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