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Strategic Research Associate, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC

Job Title:  Associate

Unit:  AFTSU

Job Number:  AOF-58-31-1014-N (Replaces #AOF-58-22-0814-N)

Supervisor:  Manager, Research & Strategic Initiatives

Department:  Research & Strategic Initiatives

Annual Salary: $63,825.94

Special Note:  AFT seeks a collaborative, innovative and service oriented individual to administer an information system and assess and develop reference, research and online services available through the AFT Library.  In addition, the strategic research associate position located in the Research and Strategic Initiatives department will have responsibility for acquiring and maintaining information to support the work of AFT leaders, affiliates and staff.

Position Summary:  The strategic research associate will work under the direct supervision of the department manager or designee to facilitate and oversee the various functions of the AFT Library. The Associate will lead a cross departmental advisory taskforce to ensure that the AFT Library is meeting the needs of AFT leaders, affiliates and staff.  A major responsibility of the position will be to redesign the library into an information hub providing current and pertinent resources  to AFT leaders and staff that are easily accessible.  S/he will have responsibility to establish and expand contacts with relevant government and private organizations to obtain data and information, and develop contacts within organized labor to obtain and share information to advance the status of all workers and the unions that represent them.

  • Redesign the delivery of information services to AFT leaders, affiliates and staff.
  • Maintain currency with trends in library systems and play a major role in planning implementing and training for the introduction of new library technologies.
  • Serve as the lead on the cross departmental advisory taskforce on the AFT Library.
  • Manage and implement and provide technical support for library software and systems.
  • Develop training and resources to guide and support use of the Library for AFT departments.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance, support and training on the Library and the use of purchased databases for staff as needed.
  • Acquire and maintain data that informs AFT on news and developments that impact our members and enables staff and affiliates to track changes affecting our union and its members.
  • Assist staff and affiliates with access to online databases, subscriptions, and services including journals, reports and relevant publications.
  • Review the relevant news of the day and produce strategic summaries.
  • Assist RSI staff with materials and information needed for meetings and conferences.
  • Assist in the development and preparation of data analysis and presentations for AFT staff as needed.
  • Support the work of the RSI researcher's workgroup.
  • Serve as department representative at meetings and conferences as needed.
  • Minimal travel.

Primary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of libraries.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to and manage a team in a changing environment.
  • Knowledge of library software, systems and applications.
  • Ability to maintain currency with trends in library systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to view issues from an organization-wide perspective.
  • Good communication skills including both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research on issues and to evaluate research for use by affiliates and staff in representing members.
  • Knowledge of Bureau of Labor online resources and familiarity with federal and state department of education websites.
  • Working knowledge of economic databases such as Moody's analytics, Economy.com, EMSI, ERI, as well as Excel and other statistical analysis tools to conduct analyses and prepare reports.

Secondary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Prior work experience in a union environment is preferred.
  • Familiarity with AFT and/or its affiliates is considered a plus.

Application requirements:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the director of human resources or via email to adminjobs@aft.org. Please reference posting # AOF-58-31-1014-N.

Internal Posting Period:  Internal posting period expires November 4, 2014.  External applicants may be considered as of, November 5, 2014.

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Public Service Librarian, Queen Anne's County Library, Centreville, MD

Public Service Librarian: Queen Anne's County Library in Centreville, Maryland seeks an innovative and community-oriented Public Services Librarian for our Centreville Branch. The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing excellent library service to adults with an emphasis on public service, readers advisory, collection development and programming. Recent and soon-to-be graduates are encouraged to apply. This position includes some evenings and weekends.

Centreville is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It is within an hour's drive of Annapolis, Washington D.C., Dover and various beaches.

Major Duties:

  • Staffing the reference desk
  • Developing and leading programs for adults
  • Readers advisory
  • Collection development
  • Assisting patrons with computers and personal technology
  • Updating the website and social media

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited school (will consider students who will complete studies in December 2014)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in technology such as: computers, e-readers, tablets, email and Microsoft Office
  • The ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of online resources and social media

Hiring range: $46,125 to $51,450 (dependent upon experience). Comprehensive benefits package and professional development support. Submit resume and 3 references to Kim Baklarz, Branch Manager at kim@qaclibrary.org. Position will remain open until filled.

Learn more about our library by visiting www.qaclibrary.org.

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Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist (part-time), University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

The University of Scranton seeks an Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist (part-time). The Archival and Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Specialist supports the work of the Special Collections Librarian, the Digital Services Librarian, and the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, in the coordinated cataloging, description, and record-keeping necessary to the preservation, accessibility, and findability of University Archives and Special Collections materials. Working across varied Library information systems, this position creates, maintains, and enhances descriptive, administrative, structural, and preservation metadata of various types for materials of diverse formats.

Qualifications: A bachelor's degree required along with broad subject knowledge. A graduate degree in archives, public history, digital humanities or an ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science is preferred.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include: a knowledge of library and archival procedures; the ability to perform repetitive, detail-oriented tasks and work independently in an isolated environment; and excellent record-keeping, written, oral and instructional skills. The candidate must be able to lift at least 30 lbs., climb a step-stool, and be tolerant of different environmental conditions. A familiarity with various software and tools related to digital asset management, i.e., word processing, spreadsheets, databases, file processing, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Bridge and a familiarity with standards and best practices for cataloging and metadata are preferred.

Hours: This position requires 17.5 scheduled hours per week between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

This position will remain open until filled.

All applications must be submitted electronically: Click "Search Postings" on the Human Resources page to create an application and then apply for a position. Please note you will not be considered an applicant until you apply for a specific, open position. If you need assistance, please call Human Resources at (570) 941-7767 or e-mail your questions to hr@scranton.edu. Thank you for your interest in working for The University of Scranton!

Position number and title are:
Title:  Cataloger (Part-Time);  Posting Number:  6000736

The University of Scranton is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body embracing an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. The University welcomes Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities to apply. The University of Scranton is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator.

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

Description:

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

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

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

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

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

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

The search will remain open until December 1, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 17, 2014. Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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

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Congressional Records Archivist, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Job Opening ID: 102451
Posting Begin Date: 10/18/2014
Posting End Date: 11/18/2014

*This is a full-time term-limited appointment for 24 months.

The Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is seeking a Congressional Records Archivist (Archivist) whose primary responsibility will be to lead a team of processors to arrange and describe the Congressional records of two long-standing, influential Congressmen (housed in approximately 2,150 cartons plus digital records). This is a full-time term-limited appointment for two years. The successful candidate will have experience with manuscript collection processing of government, organizational and/or personal papers, demonstrated understanding of archival description and materials, work experience with project management, familiarity with archival standards (DACS, EAD, MARC), experience in team leadership and/or supervision, and strong communication skills.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Lead Archivist for Description and Workflow Management (Lead Archivist), the Congressional Records Archivist supervises processing support staff consisting of a full-time Project Archivist and graduate student assistants. The Congressional Records Archivist reviews and evaluates the internal organization of the records, performs appraisal, makes recommendations for and implements the records organization in keeping with the collection provenance. Appraises, preserves and describes digital records according to Bentley guidelines and practices as well as supervises members of the support team in performing these duties. The Archivist establishes workflow and work schedules, trains unit staff, and edits/reviews unit staff work-product, and develops the finding aids and MARC records. The Archivist is expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree in which coursework has focused on archival science.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of processing and finding aid description of complex governmental and/or organizational papers.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply DACS, MARC, and EAD encoding through completed catalog records and/or published finding aids. Experience in processing and describing digital files.
  • Evidence of effective project planning, management, and completion; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative and flexibility.
  • Ability to meet a high standard of quality of work independently and expeditiously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to move carts and book/flatbed trucks loaded up to 100 pounds safely; lift and bend boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 pounds; climb and reach on step stools and rolling ladders; handle dollies and book/flatbed trucks

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3 years of processing archival collections; 1-2 years of training and supervision experience.
  • Experience processing congressional papers and government records.

Benefits and Rank:

The successful candidate will receive 24 days of vacation a year; 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions of extended benefits. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investment retirement options available. Further information regarding benefits can be found at http://benefits.umich.edu/benefitgroups/faculty.html

Rank:

This is an open rank position.

Contact information:

For questions about this position please contact Olga Virakhovskaya, Lead Archivist for Description & Workflow Management, by email, volga@umich.edu or by phone, 734-647-2737.

How to Apply:

You must apply for this position on the UM Jobs Career website http://umjobs.org/. The Job Opening ID Number is 102451. A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Additional Information:

The Bentley Historical Library was established in 1935 by the University of Michigan Regents to carry out two functions: to serve as the official archives of the University and to document the history of the state of Michigan and the activities of its people, organizations and voluntary associations. Some six decades after its founding, the library has amassed extensive holdings on the history of the state and the university, including more than 30,000 linear feet of archives and manuscripts, 57,000 printed volumes, 1.5 million photographs and other visual materials, over 10,000 maps, and nearly 20 terabytes of digital content. The library's holdings are consulted by Michigan's citizens, the university's students, faculty, staff, alumni and administrators, scholars from across the nation and around the world, and others interested in the history of the state and the university.

U-M EEO/AA Statement:

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Special Collections Librarian, New York Historical Association/Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown, NY

The New York State Historical Association/Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum seek an innovative, creative, energetic and outgoing Special Collections Librarian to make its unique holdings accessible to a wide variety of users. In partnership since the early 1940s, these institutions collect art and artifacts related to American fine and folk art, agriculture, technology and rural communities in New York State. The organizations' Special Collections consist of material related to New York State history with a particular focus on Central New York rural community life and consist of, journals, business records, correspondence, photographs, newspapers, maps, broadsides and trade catalogs among other formats.

Current strategic initiatives require the incumbent to locate connections between museum artifacts and Special Collections, make holdings searchable and accessible both digitally and physically. Duties include: cataloging collections for inclusion in OCLC and the organizations' catalog Pathfinder, creation and publication of finding aids, creation and management of digital assets, identifying and assisting collection users, and maintenance of corporate archives

The special collections librarian reports to the Director for Museum and Library Collections and occasionally supervises interns, grant-funded staff and volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program.
  • Knowledge of MARC format, Innovative Interfaces Millenium and Connexion Client and Archivists' Toolkit.
  • Knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal Classification System, Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, and Society of American Archivist Standards
  • Experience cataloging manuscripts and special collections, books and other library materials, familiarity with current technical processes
  • Experience providing public access to library resources.
  • Undergraduate degree or coursework in American History, American Studies, Material Culture, Humanities or related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies in archival and special collections.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with experience in working collaboratively with others in a team setting.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving
  • Knowledge of and the ability to keep current with digital and media asset management standards and practices, as well as digital publishing trends.
  • Proficiency in the ability to independently research topics related to special collections
  • Demonstrated experience in cataloging special collections
  • Ability think strategically and organize work accordingly

Applicants may send a resume and cover letter to:

Barbara Fischer, Human Resources
New York State Historical Association/Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers' Museum
PO Box 800
Cooperstown, NY 13326
607-547-1466
b.fischer@nysha.org.

Electronic applications are encouraged.

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Director, Content Structure, Elsevier, Maryland Heights, MO

Elsevier is the world's leading provider of scientific, technical and medical (STM) information, tools and resources. A global company based in Amsterdam, Elsevier partners with scientists, researchers, healthcare providers, educators and decision-makers in academic institutions, governments and corporations to help them find, evaluate and use information. Our breadth of content is unparalleled, spanning virtually every STM field in the world and includes such distinguished brands as Gray's Anatomy, The Lancet and Cell. Using innovative technology, we deliver our content through tools that help our customers be more productive and successful in their work. ScienceDirect delivers the worlds' leading journals electronically to over 11 million readers in 200 countries. And physicians in 95 percent of teaching hospitals rely on MD Consult to get critical information that can save lives. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is 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.

Purpose of the Job:

Director of Content Structure is a new role established to formulate and introduce content enrichment and structuring work streams division-wide. This person will collaborate with various stakeholders in strategy, management, technology, and product development across Education Division to determine comprehensive national standards criteria and lead new effort on taxonomy development in support of semantic content enrichment, content object definition, and content reuse to fulfill product needs for adaptive, analytics-based, and other transformative learning approaches in higher education. Masters-prepared in health-related field preferred with taxonomy expertise in eLearning, testing, and competency-based evaluation.

Main Activities and Responsibilities:

Vision and Strategy

  • Initiate and execute plan for semantic content enrichment processes across nursing and health professions education division, in conjunction with other content initiatives.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and leaders within education e-solutions and content divisions to determine content vision and restructuring needs for major new content initiatives.
  • Formulate strategic requirements for content aligned with key national standards for health care education and practice, and as it relates to health-science focused taxonomies and controlled vocabularies to facilitate content enrichment. Manage ongoing content enrichment pipelines to meet emerging and transformative changes in health care education, e.g content object-based adaptive learning, analytics-based measurement, etc.
  • Define processes to ensure creation and application of education-based metadata across content, including learning relationships, content maps & graphs, data dictionaries, etc. Foster open dialogue and exchange of information with colleagues in other departments, including operations, production, e-solutions, content, sales, support, and marketing for informed decision making. Synthesize information in alignment with project or task goals and vision

Problem Analysis and Solving

  • Ask effective questions and collect facts from multiple sources internally and externally, including subject matter, taxonomy, organizational, and other experts in health care education.
  • Evaluate data and monitor current and future product needs to address content structuring needs.
  • Independently research, propose, and test content structuring options, leveraging industry-standard vocabularies and semantic best practices to ensure reusability of content across Elsevier content ecosystems.
  • Measure and communicate content structuring issues and propose solutions to management and stakeholders.

Leadership

  • Establish strong relationships with key leadership in health care education division to assist with determining direction and vision for current and future product innovations.
  • Work with product directors and content-focused roles to ensure content structuring aligns with overall education strategy.
  • Educate internal content development teams on importance of taxonomies and structured content. Define and train content enrichment best practices across electronic and print products. Understand business needs and possess effective organizational and initiative-taking skills.
  • Effectively collaborate with others on e-solutions management team.

Execution

  • Devise and execute strategic content structuring plan to meet evolving product roadmap needs for e-solutions products.
  • Engage education e-solutions and content team members to achieve a common content vision for integrated solutions.

Key Competencies:

Champions Change

  • Champions new projects or programs.
  • Has the courage to advocate change that will improve the business.
  • Quickly recognises situations where change is needed.
  • Is skilled in applying change and transition frameworks to all change initiatives.
  • Encourages and energizes others to challenge the statusquo and to actively look for new ways of doing things.
  • Encourages others to see change as part of the business and as a means to create new opportunities. 

Drives for Results

  • Does everything possible to achieve goals.
  • Regularly measures and evaluates progress.
  • Accepts responsibility for the results-based outcomes of group.
  • Holds others accountable and encourages others to take accountability for achieving results.
  • Shares credit and recognition with others for achieving goals.

Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Is sought out as a subject matter expert in own subject area.
  • Acts as a technical coach and mentor to others.
  • Uses a highly adaptable approach  and is able to express complex technical expertise in a simple, understandable manner to those outside own function.
  • Stays at the cutting edge of own discipline, is well connected externally, understands and implements best practice.

Builds Relationships

  • Fosters an attitude of collaboration across the organisation.
  • Builds and supports mutually beneficial relationships with other organisations.
  • Communicates belief in and positive expectations toward others.
  • Recognises and celebrates strengths of individuals.

Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues

  • Brings a strategic perspective to problem solving.
  • Skilled in breaking down large complex issues into simpler elements that can be effectively addressed.
  • Consulted by others within organisation before decisions are made.
  • Shows interest and is energised by complex issues and problems that require solutions.

Takes Initiative

  • Proactively addresses business demands.
  • Fosters a team attitude of going above and beyond minimum requirements.
  • Coaches team members on how to take action in the face of ambiguity.
  • Avoids procrastination that may be damaging to the team or business.
  • Rewards individuals for going above and beyond expectations.

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Models teamwork by working effectively with other leaders within the organisation.
  • Has earned a high level of trust from other teams and is seen as a collaborative working partner.
  • Clearly articulates the need for interdependence between teams and business divisions.
  • Plays a leading role in integrating and orchestrating operations across teams and divisions.
  • Establishes rapport quickly and builds close relationship with team members and across business units to achieve business results.

Qualifications

Functional and Technical Competencies:

Experience in health care education, content classification for testing, and/or competency-based evaluation, preferably in nursing.  Familiarity with health care taxonomies and national health care standards. Comfort level and experience with technology, including digital publishing, learning management solutions (LMSs), and learning design.  Experience working with a variety of stakeholders at the leadership level.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experiences:

Bachelor's Degree in health-related field or informatics required.  Master's Degree in health-related field or education preferred with 5+ years of experience working on or supporting technology projects as a taxonomist or similar semantic role. Demonstrated people-oriented or management skills. Adaptability and keen awareness of emerging educational content needs. Experience in library science or similar a plus.

Apply at: https://reedelsevier.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=HEA001J5&lang=en

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Semantic Data Modeler, Penton, New York, NY

You love analyzing requirements and prototyping data models. You enjoy summarizing commonalities and creating data mappings, data dictionaries, and metadata documentation. You would love to share your experiences with peers in the community - contributing code or speaking at conferences.

At Penton, the largest professional information services company in the United States, we are building products for over a dozen key business verticals. Our products include NEXT Trend, the leading natural foods ingredients database and insight tool. In total, our content and data products are used by millions of professionals all over the globe. Be a member of a data and data science team that takes ideas and insights from whiteboard to web browser.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate solutions & reasoning in clear coherent language, and often for a non-technical business audience.
  • Assist business users by starting at first principles, formulating and creating solutions from the ground up.
  • Develop and create additional functionality to existing solutions.
  • Integrate disparate data sets, from a large volume of data.
  • Manage multiple projects and deliver completed projects in a timely manner.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors in Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, an equivalent field, or demonstrable experience and knowledge of the relevant data modeling, data and metadata management
  • Masters is a plus, but not required
  • Developing data models from technical and functional requirements
  • Developing data mapping, data dictionaries and metadata documents
  • Taxonomy and ontology creation and maintenance
  • One or more of the following: SQL, UNIX scripting, structured languages (e.g., Java, Python, C++)

Optional Experience:

  • RDF, open linked data
  • Semantic model creation and maintenance
  • Semantic web, semantic enrichment, and controlled vocabularies
  • Developing data models for NoSQL
  • Using or developing data models for triplestores
  • Developing data models for machine learning

If you are interested in joining our dynamic organization, we would enjoy speaking with you about the opportunities available to join our team. EOE 

Location is New York, NY and telecommuting is a possibility.

To apply: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?aj=obbGZfwL&s=txcpy

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Temporary Senior Taxonomy Specialist, Chicago, IL

Onward Search is currently searching for a Sr. Taxonomy specialist who can start ASAP. This position would require travel to the client site in Southern Chicago (Near Midway Airport). E-commerce experience is highly recommended. Some remote work is available, but on site is preferred. The contract runs through the end of February. For more information please send your resume to nkern@onwardsearch.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The search will remain open until November 21, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 7, 2014.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined on the Position Vacancy Announcement at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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

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Member Outreach Coordinator, Capital District Library Council, Albany, NY

The Capital District Library Council (CDLC), regional multi-type library organization serving academic, public, school & special libraries and library systems in ten upstate New York counties, is seeking a Member Outreach Coordinator.

The Member Outreach Coordinator is responsible for communication and marketing of CDLC services; overseeing member services; and assisting with administering programs offered to CDLC members. This position works closely with the Executive Director and all CDLC staff to provide, evaluate and improve CDLC services and programs.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in a related field; strong marketing and communication skills; experience with web site design; a proactive, positive and professional attitude; and the flexibility and willingness to evolve with change. Experience working in or with libraries is preferred.

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references via email to jobsearch@cdlc.org. Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Job Description

Title: Member Outreach Coordinator
Reports To: Executive Director
Type of Position: Full-time, Exempt

The Member Outreach Coordinator is responsible for communication and marketing of CDLC services; overseeing member services; and assisting with administering programs offered to CDLC members. This position works closely with the Executive Director and all CDLC staff to provide, evaluate and improve CDLC services and programs.

Responsibilities:

A. Communications and Marketing

  • Promote the image and services of CDLC through the website, social media and other resources to current and potential CDLC members and to the public
  • Oversee all aspects of CDLC communications, including the CDLC web site
  • Plan, edit and design CDLC promotional materials and documents such as the monthly newsletter, brochures and announcements
  • Analyze the effectiveness of communication tools on a regular basis and implement new tools/strategies as needed
  • Working with the Executive Director, assists in compiling content for and writing the Annual Report

B. Membership Services

  • Manage and maintain CDLC's institutional and personal membership processes
  • Maintain and update electronic membership lists and databases
  • In conjunction with Executive Director, periodically assess membership categories
  • Working with CDLC staff, coordinate and communicate activities and events of CDLC member committees and special interest groups
  • Provide assistance to the Executive Director in developing and designing member surveys

C. Program-Related

  • Participate in program development and work with CDLC staff to develop new programs and events for CDLC members
  • Work closely with CDLC staff to promote CDLC events and activities
  • Develop awareness of all CDLC programs and services
  • Assist in other Council programs as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Experience with web site design and maintenance
  • Strong marketing and communication skills
  • Proactive, positive and professional attitude
  • Flexibility and willingness to evolve with change
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and computer skills
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently while also having the flexibility and ability to work well with others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in or with libraries and/or professional degree from a library school
  • Joomla or other web content management system preferred

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Technical Product Manager, WorldShare Platform, OCLC, Dublin, OH

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

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

The Technical Product Manager, WorldShare Platform is responsible for conceiving, defining, and releasing new product features (including technical enhancements) that increase the value and adoption of the WorldShare Platform.

This role will lead requirement definition and prioritization for the Platform infrastructure and Web service externalization efforts.  Working closely with the development team leader, the Executive Director of Data Services, and the WorldShare Community Manager, the Technical Product Manager will evaluate and document both market (external) and internal needs associated with the use of services and development/integration of apps; she/he will also work across portfolios to coordinate, from a product perspective, service development and exposure.  The incumbent will also act as a liaison across infrastructure teams (IDM/WSKEY, MSI, etc.) to ensure an effective, consistent user experience.

As well as maintain a comprehensive understanding of the "platform" industry space across Web and mobile applications.  The Technical Product Manager will also act as the primary technical liaison for 3rd party business development opportunities in support of Senior Product Managers and Portfolio Directors.

This role will be a cross-functional leader who works comfortably in a matrix management environment.  She/he will accomplish a great deal of work through other people and other functional departments, including close work with Marketing, Implementation, Customer Services, and across Global Product Management. 

Product Strategy and Planning:

  • Collaborates with Data Services Team and Product Marketing in the development of roll-out and product communication strategies.

Product Marketing Oversight and Consultation:

  • Assists the Executive Director, Data Services and WorldShare Community Manager in the development of strategies for effective use of Platform services.
  • Participates in sales calls requiring significant Platform engagement.

Portfolio Planning:

  • Provides input to portfolio business plans and strategies.
  • Manages Platform roadmaps, progress reports, and reviews.

Internal Coordination of Platform Activity:

  • Works across product areas to ensure broad, consistent service exposure.
  • Provides OpenSocial expertise to GPM teams.
  • Provides technical leadership and guidance on Platform issues to non-development areas of the organization.

Team Management and Coordination:

  • Provides management and coordination for a team of Product Analysts supporting the Platform and community engagement.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in either computer, library, or information science
  • 2 to 4 years of product, project or program management experience
  • Knowledge of OpenSocial, OAuth, and other Web standards
  • Ability to develop apps in at least one of the following: PHP, Perl, Python, or Ruby
  • 2 to 4 years experience in library services or library management systems, preferred
  • 2 to 4 years experience in staff management, preferred
  • Well developed communication and presentation skills
  • Strong customer relationship skills

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Head, Special Collections, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Embrace scholarly exploration, collaboration and intellectual engagement working with a team of professionals dedicated to diversity, integrity, and innovation as the Head of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library. The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, seeks an experienced, forward-looking, and engaging leader-scholar for the position of Head, Special Research Collections. The successful candidate will guide the Department through its continuing evolution into a dynamic and innovative resource serving diverse and changing scholar needs and interests. The Head will articulate a vision and strategic direction that promotes the visibility, accessibility, and impact of nationally and internationally recognized primary research collections, expert services, facilitate collaboration of relevant initiatives and programs, develop fundraising strategies, and integrate the treasures of the Department into teaching, research, and learning at the University. In addition, The Head of SRC will have the opportunity to participate in the planning, design, and furnishing of the new 2015 three story addition. He/she will have the responsibility for envisioning, defining and initiating services, showcasing prominent collections, and offering special programs, exhibitions, etc. in this new state of the art facility.

The Department of Special Research Collections acquires, maintains, preserves, and ensures accessibility of its most valuable, rare and unique materials. The collection includes approximately 250,000 volumes, 16,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 100,000 photographs and 200,000+ early sound recordings. Named collections are the Wyles Collection of nineteenth and twentieth century American History, the American Religions Collection, the Performing Arts Collections, the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, and the Humanistic Psychology Archives. The Department of Special Research Collections also serves as the University Archive.

Responsibilities. The Head of Special Research Collections reports to the AUL for Research and Scholar Services and is responsible for the administration, planning, and management of the department personnel, resources, services, and operations. The incumbent has leadership and administrative responsibility for collection development, budgeting (including endowments, gifts, grant-funded projects), security and preservation, digitization projects, public relations, and fundraising activities. The Head establishes and sustains faculty and researcher relationships and is responsible for strategic and effective collection development, maintenance and preservation of collections, overall collection policies and works to ensure materials are discoverable, accessible and used by clientele.

The Head also works closely with University Librarian, other library administrators, Library Development Officer, faculty and professional colleagues to identify new sources and contacts for enhancing funds and collections, initiates and writes proposals, and provides stewardship for existing gifts and awards. In addition, the Head will work with others to organize and manage special events and exhibits and establish partnerships with campus departments, museums, UC system wide Special Collections Departments, and units within the library to maximize support and increase visibility of the collections.

Required Qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLIS or Masters in Archival Studies, an advanced degree in a relevant subject area or a substantial record of research and scholarship, and demonstrated experience in special collections or archives. The successful candidate will have superior leadership skills including demonstrated management and supervisory experience with success in leading, guiding, and fostering a dynamic workplace environment; ability to articulate a vision, set priorities, organizational goals, and introduce and manage change; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with campus scholars, officials, UC colleagues, dealers, vendors, staff, and library supporters. The new Head will show a strong commitment to excellence in public service and a commitment to serving diverse users including faculty, students, researchers, community users, and visiting scholars. An understanding of emerging technologies, key issues and trends in archives and special collections is also a vital quality of the selected candidate. Other essential attributes are demonstrated success in cultivating donor relationships; a record of achievement in obtaining grants, gifts, or awards; the ability to organize, publicize, and promote a variety of events for the Department of Special Research Collections; and excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.  

Preferred qualifications include certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists; strong success in building outstanding special collections; demonstrated working knowledge of the rare book and manuscripts trade and familiarity with the principles and methods of conservation, preservation, and security of materials; experience working with curators, technical services, digital processing, and knowledge of copyright law. Excellent analytical, creative problem solving skills, and ability to exercise sound judgment; budget and resource allocations experience; and a record of active and continuous participation in professional associations are also desirable.

Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $73,238 to $116,220 and an attractive benefits package.

For additional information on the Library, the University and the region, please visit UCLinks.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send an in-depth cover letter and your curriculum vitae as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of November 9, 2014. Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

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Manager of Information Technology, Library System of Lancaster County, PA

read! learn! connect@the library! The Library System of Lancaster County (PA) is looking for its next Manager of Information Technology. The successful candidate will be a catalyst and facilitator helping individual libraries provide strong collaborative technology services to their local customers. This is an opportunity for the right person to be an equal contributor on a strong, committed System leadership team. Focusing on moving the System forward, the IT Manager will envision, design and implement technologies that enhance and support the mission of the System and its member libraries. With a staff of 19, a $2 million annual budget, and governed by a seven member Board, the System is responsible for 14 member libraries, three branches and a bookmobile serving 519,462 residents. Established in 1987, the System's mission is to provide countywide services and cooperative programs through a cost effective network of technology, facilities and resources. Shared and centralized services include, but are not limited to, public Internet access, a shared ILS system, database subscriptions, technical services, cooperative purchasing, consulting services, and broad technology support. This includes telecommunications, web hosting, hardware and software, and continuing education.

Located seventy miles west of Philadelphia, Lancaster County is in South Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River. Rich in history, the County has a diverse population, strong agricultural roots, a large Amish community, and 60+ municipalities. Lancaster County offers the best of everything from bucolic rural settings to towns and cities with quality amenities. There is a vibrant arts scene, quality health care, higher education opportunities, fourteen public school districts, and many events and attractions. Lancaster residents have active lifestyles and, at the same time, have a proud focus on their heritage and value their local histories. Here, tradition has become innovation. For more information about the Library System and Lancaster County, visit Lancaster Links.

Responsibilities. The IT Manager works as a member of the System's executive leadership team and reports to the System Administrator. This position is responsible for developing a strategic vision in conjunction with the System Administrator and the Technology Planning Committee, creating and implementing a Department master plan, creating and maintaining the Department's budget, managing the day-to-day operations of the IT Services Department, serving as the liaison to the System Administrator and the member libraries, monitoring and evaluating developing technologies for enhancing new services, and representing the System to community groups and organizations. See Manager-Information Technology for the complete job description, illustrative work activities and required knowledge, skills, abilities.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year accredited college or university, five years' experience in the field of computer and networking technology--including experience in the design and operation of multi-site Wide Area Networks and Local Area Networks; design and maintenance of Microsoft Windows networks; managing and/or supervising the management of an Integrated Library System; maintenance of web services and email; three years' library experience; and two years' experience managing IT staff. Preferred qualifications include an MLS from an ALA-accredited library science program and additional professional library and management experience. Essential attributes include proven ability in planning, budgeting, and implementing technology based services and programs countywide, strong communication skills, ability to operate in a fast paced, changing environment, and effective problem solving.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $70,000-$80,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury or Karen Miller. This position closes November 23, 2014.

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Managing Librarian I, Sno-Isle Libraries, Edmonds, WA

Starting Pay: $5,200.00 - 7,150.00 Monthly (40hrs/wk)

This position will remain open until sufficient qualified applications are received. Initial screening will begin October 31. To ensure first consideration your online application will need to be submitted by this date.

The Managing Librarian I is responsible for managing all operations of the library, assuring effective operation of a full array of services to local and regional customers.

This position includes mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekend hours. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plan, develop, and direct programs to serve the needs of customers of all ages in the library service area and promote the mission and objectives of the Library District
  • Direct the operation and maintenance of the library's physical facilities and equipment
  • Direct the quality of reference work by staff and perform effective reference services
  • Provide effective direction to assigned staff to assure the quality of public service; interview, select, and train staff; coach staff and arrange for or facilitate continuing training
  • Assure the fiscal soundness of library operations; develop operating and capital budgets; negotiate and obtain budget approvals from local government officials; monitor and report expenditures compared to budget and initiate needed corrective actions to maintain fiscal integrity; direct daily accounting transactions for the library; review and approve purchases
  • Perform effective library and reference collection management to provide for a materials collection appropriate for the needs and interests of the library's customers through research
  • Perform effective community relations and promote library programs through presentations and negotiations with local government officials and various organizations
  • Act as Sno-Isle's contact with city staff; liaison to local library board and staff support for local Friends of the Library.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Requires substantial knowledge of library operation and administration; direction of library staff; advanced reference and bibliographic search methods and systems; collection management; fiscal administration; Library District policies and procedures; and public/community relations policies and methods.

Requires the ability to supervise staff in a manner that enhances performance and assures quality public service; manage physical facilities and library collections; administer budgets and fiscal assets; speak and understand English; make personal presentations to various public groups; work cooperatively and have favorable relations with public and co-workers. An incumbent may occasionally lift and/or move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds.

These skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of experience and training including a required Master's degree in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, the ability to obtain a Washington State Librarian certificate upon employment, and a minimum of four years of related practice in librarianship with a minimum of one year of supervisory experience.

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Life Sciences Librarian, NYU Libraries, New York, NY

Description:

NYU Libraries seeks a subject specialist in the life sciences to support the research and teaching programs of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in biology, environmental sciences, nutrition, and global public health.  This librarian serves as a library liaison with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; developing a program of extensive outreach, instruction, consultation, and research support services; and delivering responsive and innovative information services.  The Life Sciences Librarian collaborates on scholarly communication and data services initiatives and participates in collaborative research projects, including sponsored research projects.  Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong collaborative relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

The Life Sciences Librarian is a tenure track position based in the Research Commons at Bobst Library and is a member of the Coles Science Center in the Collections & Research Services unit of the NYU Division of Libraries.   The Life Sciences Librarian takes a leadership role on selected projects and initiatives within the NYU Division of Libraries.  The successful candidate works collaboratively with other science librarians across NYU, including the NYU Health Sciences Libraries, NYU's Courant Institute Library, the Bern Dibner Library at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, the NYU Abu Dhabi Library, and the NYU Shanghai Library, as well as with colleagues across the Division of Libraries to develop, deliver, and assess high-quality research support services.  Librarians at NYU participate in Library-wide committees and professional activities outside of NYU, and they also monitor developments and best practices to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collections and research support services.  The individual in this position reports to the Head of Science & Engineering for the NYU Division of Libraries.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the life sciences or related science discipline.
  • Minimum one graduate degree (master's level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • Public service experience in an academic library, including reference, instruction, or collection development.
  • Demonstrated public service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning, and research.
  • Understanding of the data management needs of researchers in the sciences.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex organization.
  • Creative, service-oriented approach to problem solving.
  • High degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library.
  • Knowledgeable in the issues surrounding scholarly communications in the sciences.

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in the life sciences.  Subject PhD desirable.
  • Experience with user assessment.
  • Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations.

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU's vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and "portal campuses" in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

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

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

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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

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

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

The E-Serials Bibliographic Control Specialist responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

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Processing Archivist, Jewish Theological Seminary Library, New York, NY

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is currently searching for a part-time (24 hours per week) processing archivist for one year at The JTS Library. The processing archivist will be responsible for processing collections in Hebrew and English and work with Archivist Toolkit. The position commences in November 2014 and runs through October 2015 and is under the supervision of the Administrative Librarian for Special Collections.

About The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary:

The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary holds the foremost collection of Judaica and Hebraica in the Western Hemisphere, including manuscripts, rare printed books, periodicals, ephemeral materials, musical scores, sound recordings, moving images, graphic arts, and archives. It provides access to subscription databases and to its digital collections. The JTS Library serves the students and faculty of the institution in addition to the international community of scholars in Jewish studies and related areas. Please visit our web site at www.jtsa.edu/library.xml

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Physical reorganization, rehousing and sorting of archival collection in multiple formats including audio.
  • Creation of finding aid in EAD format utilizing Archivist Toolkit  

Minimum Requirements:

  • MS in Library and Information Services with a concentration in archives or Archival Records Management.
  • Excellent reading knowledge of Hebrew 
  • One year's experience in processing archival collections 
  • Experience working with Archivist Toolkit
  • Experience working with digital objects
  • Excellent organizational skills, flexibility, interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to excellent service.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks

Application Instructions:Please send your resume and cover letter to hrdept@jtsa.edu.

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

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

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

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

CAMPUS AND LIBRARY:

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

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

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

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

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

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

BENEFITS: Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF and/or Fidelity Investments) on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. Excellent medical, dental and life insurance plans. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS:         

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

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Assistant Director, Libraries Academic Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • Teaching Statement: Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy.
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space until interviews are conducted. Then, some application materials will be circulated.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:       

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 p.m., October 31, 2014. 

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

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

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

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

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Library Systems Administrator, Florence County Library, Florence, SC

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB

Under the supervision of the Library Director, develops, maintains and supports the Library System's Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), and servers using independent judgment and initiative within the framework of established policies. Supervises daily activities of subordinate personnel and assists with a wide variety of computer and telecommunications hardware, operating systems, and software to serve the needs of library system users and staff.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Supervisory duties include instructing; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; recommending the selection of new employees; acting on employee problems; and recommending employee discipline. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; offers training, advice and assistance as needed. Maintains Library automation system (Evergreen), ensuring that all modules, including cataloging, circulation, in-house email, online public access catalog (OPAC), web-based public catalog, acquisitions, and all other operations are secure, stable, and functioning properly at all times.

Identifies, analyzes and resolves server, network, and system problems.

Installs, configures and replaces routers.

Installs, configures and maintains network security, including firewall.

Troubleshoots, installs and configures software applications on servers.

Performs network and systems backups on servers.

Develops and maintains documentation for servers.

Administers email server, maintains user accounts and maintains server security.

Monitors system logs and performs security audits.

Provides full system recovery of services within a specified time frame.

Evaluates, tests, and validates new software releases, and variations of system configurations; analyzes and adjusts Windows servers for performance and efficient operations; maintains a high level of optimization; and develops and implements system monitoring procedures.

Installs, updates and modifies LAN/WAN hardware and software and measures the performance and capabilities to identify trouble areas or bottlenecks.

Provides training to library staff and public.

Participates in on call rotation.

Diagnoses, repairs and maintains computer equipment and peripherals.

Maintains inventory of software that has been loaded and monitors software licenses for compliance.

Assists in implementation, documentation and maintenance of WAN and Internet node access hardware including routers and switches; and branch telecommunications equipment.

Trains other staff as needed in computer troubleshooting techniques.

Prepares grant proposals for special funding.

Keeps informed of professional developments in library and information science and computer technology.

Attends professional meetings and conferences as deemed necessary.

Works evenings and weekends as required.

Weed collections; moves furniture and equipment as needed.

Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various reports and documents, including job applications, order slips, statistical reports, activity reports, memos, technology plans, wiring diagrams, e-rate applications and reports, correspondence, etc.

Acts as a local Systems Administrator of the SC LENDS consortium and acts as a liaison on technical issues.

Interacts and communicates with immediate supervisor, co-workers, subordinates, County department directors, managers and employees, S.C. Library Association and other professional association members, professional peers, S.C. State Library officials and consultants, news media, community groups, vendors, and the general public.

Operates various types of office equipment including computer, printer, copier, fax machine, telephone, etc.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs related duties as required. The Florence County Library System may change assigned work location and schedule of any position depending upon the needs of the system.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Masters degree in library science and two years of Windows systems administration required. Minimum two years experience as a LAN/WAN administrator preferred. Library experience preferred. Other combinations of experience, education and training that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted. Must possess a valid South Carolina Driver's License.

Applications taken until October 03, 2014***

Minimum Annual Salary: $38,535

Applications are accepted through the Florence County Human Resources office, located at 180 N. Irby Street, Room 605, Florence,SC 29501 (843) 665-3054. Outside of Florence County please contact our office for an application.

Florence County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V. Download and review the County's Policy on Non-Discrimination

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

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

Summary of Duties:

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

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

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

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

05%    Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

Application:

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

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

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

Summary of Duties:

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

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

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

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

10%     Provides library instruction for general library training sessions.

5%       Other duties as assigned.

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

Applications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and enjoys working in an innovative work environment. Candidates should have a strong background and interest in the life sciences in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell's life sciences students, faculty and staff. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Life Sciences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Qualifications:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in Library or Information Science AND/OR post-baccalaureate degree in the life sciences.
  • Subject background in molecular or biomedical fields, or related discipline, demonstrated through course work or substantive experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional development.

Preferred:

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
  • Experience working with tools and technologies related to data management, such as relational databases, GIS software, scripting languages, etc.

Environment:

Albert R. Mann Library has a long commitment to providing innovative information services. The Library's collection of life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Mann Library is an integral part of the Cornell University Library. The recently renovated building is the vibrant hub for our primary Colleges. We provide leadership in the library community through projects such as VIVO (http://vivo.cornell.edu), the USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu), the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu), and the TEEAL (http://www.teeal.org/) and Research4Life (http://www.research4life.org/) programs which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Status: Full-time, tenure-track

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred:

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

Salary/Benefits:

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

To Apply:

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

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

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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Reference Editor, Choice Magazine, American Library Association, Chicago, IL

CHOICE Magazine (http://www.ala.org/acrl/choice/), an internationally recognized scholarly publishing enterprise of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking an experienced Reference Editor. CHOICE is the premier source for reviews of new English-language books and digital resources for academic libraries.

Reporting to the Editorial Director, the Reference Editor ensures high-quality review coverage of the most important print and digital publications for academic and scholarly library collections by managing the reference area and several other subject sections of CHOICE (currently philosophy and religion) and preparing/editing special features, newsletters, and bibliographic essays. The editor selects publications for reviews; oversees a pool of expert reviewers in relevant subject areas; and edits reviews for publication.

Requirements: Minimum of five years experience in academic publishing in an editorial capacity. Broad knowledge of reference and collection-development practices and trends in academic libraries; disciplinary expertise in philosophy and religion highly desirable. Library experience in reference, collection development, or public services also highly desirable. Masters in Library Science preferable but not required.

Salary: Negotiable from the high 50s; based on relevant experience.

Apply online at http://www.ala.org/aboutala/contactus/workatala including cover letter and resume. (Additional documents can be uploaded on the same screen as the resume.)

OR

Send a cover letter and resume to:

American Library Association
Human Resources
Ref: refeditCHOICE
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611-6763
Fax: (312) 280-5270
Email: mpullen@ala.org

The American Library Association is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer.

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

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

Full Vacancy Announcement

To Apply

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Technology Consultant (2), Kentucky Department for Libraries & Archives, Frankfort, KY

Institution/Location:
Ky. Dept. for Libraries & Archives
300 Coffee Tree Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601

Type Position: Full-Time

Salary: $38,770.08 - $51,361.20 annual, 37.5 hr/week

Benefit: State Benefits

Job Duties: This posting is for two positions. One serves as a technology consultant to state and local government agencies concerning electronically generated public records for management and appraisal, using specialized software tools. Conducts technological needs assessments and advises agencies on resolution, appraisal, scheduling and management of electronically generated public records. Serves on technology committees, attends legislative committee hearings, and tracks legislation concerning public records issues. Examines records retention schedules and contributes system descriptions that provide technical and contextual information, and consults with agencies to ensure systems are managed in compliance with records management laws.

The other position develops and coordinates all applications that comprise the Kentucky electronic records archives, and E-Archives data repository and provides training and coordination concerning the e-Archives. Manages nearly 100,000 web pages harvested from selected executive, judicial and legislative agencies. Facilitates work with State Library technical services staff to ensure that records in the E-archives are cataloged and linked in the KDLA catalog.

Both will require some travel and participation in the Electronic Records Working Group and other KDLA groups and teams. Both coordinate the design and promote use of electronic public information access techniques for records scheduling and archival retention of records.

Qualifications/Experience:

Education: Graduate of a college or university with a master's degree in library science, archival science or records management.

Experience: Must have two years of experience in any combination of the following: computer programming, systems analysis, website design, website development, website maintenance or records systems analysis.

Education Substitution:  None.

Experience Substitution: A bachelor's degree supplemented by two years of experience in any combination of the following areas within an archival or library setting will substitute for the master's degree: computer programming, systems analysis, website design, development or maintenance and/or record systems analysis.

Additional Comments:  Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D.

Application Procedure: Complete an application and apply on-line at Careers.ky.gov

Application Deadline:  October 11, 2014

Contact Information: Glen.McAninch@ky.gov

Institution's Website:  KDLA.ky.gov

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

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

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

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

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

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Business Librarian, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

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

Position Summary:

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

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

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

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Assistant Archivist for Pan Am Flight 103, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

The Pan Am Flight 103 / Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives houses records relating to Pan Am Flight 103, which was destroyed by a terrorist bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988, killing 270 men, women and children.  Among those killed were 35 students who had been studying abroad with Syracuse University.  The position is responsible for the day-to-day efforts involving the Pan Am Flight 103 / Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives and also supports the general activities of the University Archives as necessary. The position is currently funded for four years with the expectation that it will continue beyond that time.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Process archival collections and create finding aids following Encoded Archival Description standards
  • Coordinate the digitization of appropriate components of the collections
  • Interact with and assist family members, the VPAF 103 victims group, donors, Remembrance Scholars and applicants, and researchers studying the effects of terrorism
  • Advance the Story Archive Collection of oral and written histories and conduct video histories
  • Prepare and mount occasional exhibitions and displays to showcase the collections
  • Attend Pan Am Flight 103-related meetings and functions as appropriate, especially during Remembrance Week each fall
  • Prepare and present talks to classes, alumni groups and professional associations
  • Write articles for the Archives' newsletter, for the VPAF103 newsletter Truth Quest, and for other venues as they develop
  • Assist with development/fundraising efforts including research and applications for possible grants
  • Support the general efforts of the department and fill in as necessary to assist with archival and records management duties

A master's degree in archival studies, library science, or history is required. Candidates should have experience in archives, preferably in a college/university setting, and ideally with grief-based collections. The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills; good oral and written communication skills and service orientation; and the ability to lift boxes weighing up to 35 pounds.

View the job posting and apply for the position via this link: http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/56033

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

College or Admin Unit: UMC Academic Affairs

Campus Location: Crookston

Job Open Date: 9/10/14

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Search Committee Contact: Krista Proulx

Required/Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

Duties/Responsibilities:

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

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

Application Instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications for Assistant and Associate positions:

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

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

Preferred Qualifications (Assistant Professor):

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

Preferred Qualifications (Associate Professor):

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

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

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

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Head of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:  The University of Houston Libraries are seeking a progressive and forward thinking leader prepared to articulate a vision and direction for a growing special collections and archives that supports the University's objectives of advancing research, improving student success, and increasing national recognition.  The Libraries' Special Collections enhances the traditional strengths of a rare books and archives department with a growing number of contemporary collections that reflect the vitality and diversity of the City of Houston.  The position provides direction and oversight to a group of 6 librarians, 4 regular staff members, and 2 post-doctoral staff members curating archival collections and rare books.  The Head oversees the ongoing development of archival collections, work with academic departments, preparation of collections for digitization, and a full calendar of exhibits.  There is frequent contact with established donors and potential donors for acquisitions of unique collections, as well as fundraising and management of departmental endowments.  The Head of Special Collections serves as a member of the Library Management Council, the Public Services Council, and the Digital Collections Management Committee.  The Head of Special Collections holds the Emily Scott Evans Endowed Professorship. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Public Services.  The position is available February 2, 2015.

Qualifications:  Required - 

  • American Library Association accredited Master's degree
  • Management and supervisory experience in increasingly responsible positions
  • Experience in special collections and/or archives
  • Understanding of processes and technologies for managing, providing access to, and preserving digitized and born digital materials
  • Experience caring for archival and/or rare book collections, which may include physical and electronic formats
  • Demonstrated success in the stewardship of donors
  • Demonstrated innovative leadership in organizing resources (human, technical, and financial) to assure an efficient and effective organization
  • Record of publication and professional engagement to support appointment to the rank of Librarian and an endowed professorship

Preferred -

  • Record of successful external grant activities
  • Background in rare books

Salary:  $88,000 to $92,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications and experience.  Additional funding from the endowed professorship will be available.  Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

Library Information:  Special Collections was founded in 1968 and serves as the main teaching and research center for primary sources at the University of Houston. Special Collections holds over 7,000 linear feet of archival collections, approximately 105,000 rare books, and over 2,000 periodicals and 1,100 historical maps.  Collection strengths include Architecture and Planning; Contemporary Literature; Energy (oil and gas); Environmental Houston; Ethnic Houston; Hispanic Collections; Houston and Texas History; Houston Hip Hop; Performing Arts; University Archives; USS Houston and Military History; and the Shuart Women's Archive and Research Collection, as well as rare books from medieval manuscripts to modern artists' books.  Special Collections has active instruction and outreach programs and collaborates with other library departments in developing and presenting a growing collection of unique digitized materials (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/).

The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library.  The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes.  Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff.  Additional information about the University Libraries is available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu . 

The UH Libraries' Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, improving outreach, and increasing national recognition.  Further information and the complete document are available at:http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/strategic-directions .  The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and the further the Tier One effort (http://www.uh.edu/about/initiatives/).  We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives. 

General Information:  The University of Houston comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment of about 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies.  Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation.  
Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico.  It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America's coolest cities (http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/07/26/houston-tops-our-li...).

For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: http://visithoustontexas.com .  For information about housing and living in Houston see: http://www.houston.org/living/index.html.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Recruitment Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000.  Applications may also be submitted by email to:  dcamille@uh.edu.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Library Manager, Sam T. Wilson Public Library, Arlington, TN

Library Systems & Services (LSSI) is seeking a forward thinking Library Manager for the Sam T. Wilson Public Library. To apply: https://careers-lssi.icims.com/jobs/1318/library-manager/job.

Qualifications:

  • MLS/ MLIS (Will also consider MLS graduate students close to program completion).
  • Public library hands-on experience and supervisory experience.
  • Experience in early childhood education and children's programming highly desired.
  • Background check is required.

EOE

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College Archivist (Assistant or Associate Professor), Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 09/11/14
Deadline: 10/21/14

The Library department at Brooklyn College invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor - College Archivist position.

The College Archivist is responsible for the management and administration of the Brooklyn College Archives & Special Collections, and Brooklyn College's Minor in Archival Studies & Community Documentation.  This includes teaching the archival introductory course, oversight of interns, and other related duties.

S/he oversees strategic planning initiatives related to Archives & Special Collections, designs and implements comprehensive collection development policies and procedures for the unit; participates in appropriate fundraising and grant-seeking activities; oversees archival digitization initiatives and other major projects, and liaising with other units to achieve project objectives; and supervises a staff of 4 full-time employees, 2 to 4 part-time staff, interns, and grant-paid employees.

Review of applications will begin October 21, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Visit www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/facultyjobs and scroll down to 11238 for more information. AA/EOE.

Apply for this job

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National Digital Stewardship Residency Program, Washington, DC

The Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is planning for another year of the National Digital Stewardship Residency program (NDSR) to be held in the Washington, DC Metro area, starting in June, 2015. As you may know, this program is designed for recent master's and doctoral graduates interested in the field of digital stewardship.  This will be the fourth class of residents for this program overall - the first in 2013, was held in Washington, DC and the second and third, which started earlier this month, are being held concurrently in New York and Boston.

The 2015 DC Residents will each be paired with an affiliated host institution for a 12-month program that will provide them with an opportunity to develop, apply, and advance their digital stewardship knowledge and skills in real-world settings. The participating hosts and projects for the 2015 cohort will be announced in early December, and the application period will open shortly after.  News and updates will be posted to the NDSR webpage (www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr ), and The Signal blog (http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/).

In addition to providing great career benefits for the residents, the success of the NDSR program also provides benefits to the institutions involved as well as the library and archives field in general.

To learn more about the NDSR, please visit our website at: www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr.

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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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New Mexico State Librarian, Santa Fe, NM

The State of New Mexico, Department of Cultural Affairs, seeks an enthusiastic and advocacy-oriented individual to fill the position of State Librarian and Director of the New Mexico State Library (NMSL) Division. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is one of the largest and most respected cultural affairs agencies in the nation. DCA and NMSL are located in beautiful, historic Santa Fe - New Mexico's heart of governmental, artistic, and cultural activities. The State Librarian will have expansive partnering opportunities with other divisions within DCA including museum and historic sites' education programs and collections, and preservation, arts, and archaeological programs.

The New Mexico State Library has a staff of 47 full time employees and an annual budget of $5.7 million.  The successful candidate will administer relevant and valued services to over 100 public and tribal libraries in New Mexico and will generally promote an effective statewide library system. The State Librarian will advocate for and oversee the provision of services directly to New Mexico's culturally diverse and special populations; and will foster positive and cooperative working relationships with other educational services and state and national library agencies. Understanding the roles of contemporary libraries in today's societies, the State Librarian will move progressively toward a future with innovative programs and services while continuously evaluating and supporting those of value that currently exist. The State Librarian will be responsible for administering grants-in-aid, library extension, development services, and the state documents depository program. The State Librarian will perform other duties as provided by the law and assure that NMSL meets all statutory requirements of the State of New Mexico.  

The successful candidate will have a strong and positive record in policy administration and strategic planning, budget planning and execution, leadership, and personnel management. The candidate will also possess the desire and ability to construct effective coalitions and work successfully with legislative, governmental, and other policy-making bodies.  Knowledge and understanding of current library technologies are valuable assets an ideal candidate will bring to the position. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences will be essential to the candidate's success as the State Librarian. Support of New Mexico public and tribal libraries is central to the mission of the State Library; accordingly, some public and/or tribal library experience is preferred. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • A Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program, eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in libraries that includes at least five (5) years of experience in library management and/or administration. 
  • Record of successful experience in management, policy administration, budgeting, and planning for a similar entity to the State Library.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct a complex organization, evaluate program performance, and implement effective solutions to ensure ongoing program refinement and enhancement for improvement.

Salary compensation:  $75,000 - $85,000 per year.

Candidates should provide a letter of interest including a statement responding to the requirements outlined in the position announcement (no more than three pages), a comprehensive resume, unofficial transcripts reflecting award of required graduate degree, and names and contact information for three to five professional references. Deadline for submission is October 31, 2014.

To apply: Send application packet to the attention of Lori Smith Thornton (on behalf of the NM State Librarian Search Committee) at:

New Mexico State Library
Department of Cultural Affairs
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Lori.Thornton@state.nm.us

Offer contingent upon verification of eligibility for employment in the United States. The State of New Mexico is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the employer's verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and other applicable policies/procedures.

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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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Archivist, Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, PA

Job Duties:

This is an entry level Archivist position. Candidate will be responsible for assisting in implementing a fourteen-month project at the Pennsylvania State Archives made possible by funds from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC). One archivist will be hired to process, re-appraise, re-house and create detailed listings for records of the late twentieth century Pennsylvania Governors Shapp, Thornburgh and Casey. The employee will be hired through the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.

Duties will include: re-appraising and re-housing over 400 cubic feet of records relating to the Commission for Women, the Bureau of Affirmative Action, Chief Clerk's Office and others. Additionally, official videotapes of the Thornburgh and Casey Administrations will be reappraised and organized into appropriate acid-free storage containers. Inventories of the re-housed items will be created and prepared for upload to the Archives web site. Other related duties may arise as the project progresses.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for the position include:

  • Ability to make a twelve month commitment to the project
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with basic archival standards and practices
  • Familiarity with archival processing standards and practices
  • Familiarity with current archival preservation practices
  • Familiarity with computers and basic software applications
  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree with archival component and/or equivalent archival experience

Beginning annual salary will be $39,257 with full benefits. The anticipated start date is late October, 2014.

Please submit applications by October 1 to:

Pennsylvania State Archives
Attn: David Shoff
350 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

For more information contact the Project Director, David Shoff at: 717-783-5796 or email: dshoff@pa.gov

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Archives Specialist, National Archives and Record Administration, College Park, MD

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has an archives specialist job opening in its Chief Records Officer (CRO) unit.  The duty station is at Archives II in the Washington suburbs (College Park, MD). Applications are due September 26. The announcement is here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/381006000

This is a developmental, Full Time position, with the potential to be converted after a year to a term position (1-4 years) OR to a permanent position with NARA. Starting salary range for GS-9 is $52,146.00 to $67,787.00 / Per Year. Promotion potential to GS-12, journeyman level, for which the Federal salary range in the DC area is $75,621 to $98,305. Federal GS pay rates, DC area locality pay adjusted, here: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/14Tables/html/DCB.aspx

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Electronic Records Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL

Annual Salary Range: $35,589.60 - $56,685.60   Salary is negotiable within the range based on qualifications and experience.

The Alabama Department of Archives and History seeks a highly motivated, innovative, and collaborative Electronic Records Archivist to lead preservation activities within the organization. The electronic records archivist will be responsible for the acquisition, appraisal, description, management, policy-formation, and preservation of born-digital and imaged records with legal, historical, evidential, research, or administrative value. This work will be completed in cooperation with an ADAH IT staff member, reference and collections management staff members, and other members of the records management/appraisal staff as part of the ADAH electronic records team.  The electronic records archivist will also be responsible for ensuring electronic records policies, principles, standards, and best practices are instilled in all ADAH staff members.

Duties:

  • Evaluate current Alabama, other states', and national laws with regards to electronic records and record keeping.
  • Collaborate with state and local government officials, private donors, and patrons to facilitate the acquisition of a wide array of electronic collections, including but not limited to state agency electronic records and websites, born digital manuscripts and personal papers, research datasets and publications.
  • Work with all stakeholders to develop and/or revise policies, rules and guidelines concerning the management of electronic records and electronic records systems towards the creation of Trusted Digital Repositories, based on national and international best practices.
  • Appraise, develop, and implement retention periods for electronic government records.
  • Develop and provide training for state and local agency staff in the proper management of electronic/digital records.
  • Provide expert advice and consulting on issues concerning electronic/digital materials.
  • Design, prepare, and update, as needed, technical leaflets and other related educational/informational publications on electronic records management for distribution and reference.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of records management and archival core competencies.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices involved with the appraisal, acquisition, and disposition of records.
  • Knowledge of principles of database management, enterprise architecture, and systems analysis and development.
  • Knowledge of current preservation technologies and OAIS and TRAC.
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of reformatting best practices.
  • Evidence of commitment to the archival profession by memberships and participation in professional associations.
  • Record of ongoing professional development and contribution.
  • Ability to work well with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret industry periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy boxes weighing on average 30-40 pounds.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in archives/library/information science or a related field with completion of graduate level course work in archives or information management.
  • Master's degree strongly preferred.
  • Two years of professional experience in archival work and records/information management in an archival repository.
  • A current driver's license

Desired Experience:

  • Application of archival theory and practice to the management and preservation of electronic records.
  • Demonstrated experience with various platforms.  ADAH currently uses Windows, Voyager, CONTENTdm, and LOCKSS.
  • Project management experience as it applies to management of electronic/digital content.
  • Experience creating preservation metadata, and working with tools that verify file authenticity and tools that identify potentially restricted content strongly preferred.

Montgomery and ADAH

Montgomery and the River Region are home to friendly people, high-tech industry, the State Capitol, and a major Air Force Base. The region is growing quickly with over 360,000 people in Montgomery, Prattville, Millbrook, Pike Road, Wetumpka and Tallassee and enjoys a low cost of living. Located in central Alabama at the intersection of Interstate Highway 85 (east and west) and Interstate Highway 65 (north and south), Montgomery is:

  • 161 miles southwest of Atlanta
  • 92 miles south of Birmingham
  • 168 miles north of Mobile and the Gulf of Mexico

Alabama created the first state department of archives and history in the United States. Founded in 1901, the Alabama Department of Archives and History became a model for many other states.  Now in its second century of service, the Alabama Department of Archives and History is mindful of its obligation to preserve the records of its past and to serve the information needs of future generations of researchers.  The department continues the following programs as priority services:

  • assistance to state agencies and local governments in the preservation of their records of historical value
  • work to preserve modern records in fragile formats, such as computer records, photographs, and video tapes
  • educational programs and tours to school children, tourists, and interested citizens
  • reference service
  • maintenance of the security of collections held by the Archives
  • the use of new information technology to extend the department's services.

Application Process:

Steve Murray, ADAH Director, and Tom Turley, Appraisal Coordinator, will be attending the SAA meeting in Washington, DC in August.  If you would like to arrange a time to meet with them during the meeting, please email them at steve.murray@archives.alabama.gov or tom.turley@archives.alabama.gov

Please submit a resume, list of three references, 3-5 page interpretive writing sample, and cover letter to the address below by September 30, 2014.  The cover letter should include availability details and salary requirements.

Candidates will be selected for interview and formal application based on the information submitted, with an anticipated hiring date in November 2014.

Tracey Berezansky

tracey.berezansky@archives.alabama.gov

Alabama Department of Archives and History

P.O. Box 300100

Montgomery, AL 36130-0100

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Archivist, Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, PA

Job Duties:

This is an entry level Archivist position. Candidate will be responsible for assisting in implementing a fourteen-month project at the Pennsylvania State Archives made possible by funds from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission (NHPRC). One archivist will be hired to process, re-appraise, re-house and create detailed listings for records of the late twentieth century Pennsylvania Governors Shapp, Thornburgh and Casey. The employee will be hired through the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.

Duties will include: re-appraising and re-housing over 400 cubic feet of records relating to the Commission for Women, the Bureau of Affirmative Action, Chief Clerk's Office and others. Additionally, official videotapes of the Thornburgh and Casey Administrations will be reappraised and organized into appropriate acid-free storage containers. Inventories of the re-housed items will be created and prepared for upload to the Archives web site. Other related duties may arise as the project progresses.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for the position include:

  • Ability to make a twelve month commitment to the project
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with basic archival standards and practices
  • Familiarity with archival processing standards and practices
  • Familiarity with current archival preservation practices
  • Familiarity with computers and basic software applications
  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree with archival component and/or equivalent archival experience

Beginning annual salary will be $39,257 with full benefits. The anticipated start date is late October, 2014.  

Please submit applications by October 1 to:

Pennsylvania State Archives
Attn: David Shoff
350 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

For more information contact the Project Director, David Shoff at: 717-783-5796 or email: dshoff@pa.gov

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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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Social Media Technical Sales Specialist- US Remote, Dell, Plano, TX

Dell has established the Digital Business Services group that is responsible for providing services around the emerging and transformational technologies of Cloud, Mobility, Social Media and BI & Analytics. This Service group has a strong record of meeting high performance standards while delivering complex global enterprise solutions that deliver real value. Our team possess deep industry expertise, process proficiency, and technology skill, gained through numerous prior successful experience.

The Social Media Services Group (SMSG) is a strategic service line chartered with creating service offerings including consulting, listening, reporting and analytics around Social Media and targeted towards the Enterprise customer. SMSG owns revenue and profitability planning for Social Media Services across all clients and industries.

Dell participates in more than 25,000 conversations a day. Through the company's long-time social engagement with its customers, partners, and industry influencers, Dell honed its expertise in social media to become one of the leading social brands globally and built out a robust practice. At Dell, we believe Social Media can provide insight and impact to all aspects of a business, consequently, should be considered part of an overall business strategy. Do you want to work on a cutting edge portfolio in the world's largest startup? If so, read on.

We are currently looking for a Social Media Technical Sales Specialist to join our team. This is a remote position and candidate will preferably live in Round Rock, TX or Plano, TX, however may be based anywhere in US with access to a major airport. This role will require up to 50% domestically and some internationally.

The Social Media Technical Sales Specialist role requires development and execution of business plans and marketing programs to drive sales in designated market segments/regions. This role is responsible for developing, establishing, and maintaining new sales opportunities and programs with existing and new Dell Customers.

Role Responsibilities

  • Handle the Enterprise Presales function by analyzing business opportunities, assesses potential markets, and develops projects for use in new marketing initiatives
  • Lead, own and manage the sales process for the Social Media Practice pursuits in order to achieve the assigned sales quota - both revenue and Order Booking
  • Meeting and building relationships with CXOs across industries to discuss and position the SMSG capabilities & offers from Dell
  • Drive business growth for the Social Media Practice with new and existing Dell accounts
  • Positioning Dell Services Social Media solutions, including Consulting, Training, Listening & Analytics to customers and serve as a technical authority within the organization and with customers
  • Evangelizing SMSG offerings internally among Applications and & BPO sales team, Industry sales teams and other unit sales teams whenever appropriate
  • Actively engage with Dell Sales teams to capture market requirements and trends and provide inputs to the Practice teams to accordingly modify SMSG offerings
  • Ensure availability of suitable collaterals and trials for the offerings
  • Coordinate internally with other Dell Service lines and delivery teams to have a compelling portfolio
  • Create partner ecosystems required for the Portfolio

Requirements

  • 10+ years' of relevant industry experience in business development/consulting, sales/pre-sales with the most recent experience in a Social Media or Digital Marketing enterprise environment
  • A successful career developing business for Application Services solutions at the Tier1/Big 4 level, across multiple technology landscape
  • Experience/familiarity with the offshore consulting/support model
  • Strong business development, presentation and communication skills, as well as commercial and customer engagement and relationship skills
  • Prior business experience with Social Media/Digital Marketing engagement models with customers
  • Experience with RFP/Tenders containing Social Media/Digital Marketing requirement and specifications
  • Deep understanding of engagement models and a proven ability to map business requirement to application/solutions
  • Sales history showing ability to sell solutions in complex environments

Preferences

  • Prior experience in growing a Social Media Services business
  • Decent understanding of Enterprise Application consulting
  • Experience with independent software vendors and domain expertise in key vertical applications for Healthcare & Life Sciences, Finance - Retail, Commercial banking, payments, investment banking, and insurance domains
  • Exposure to Global Delivery Model and prior US/work experience in the Social Media/Digital Marketing space
  • Four-year or graduate degree and/or commensurate certifications

Company Description

With more than 100,000 team members globally, we promote an environment that is rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit in which the company was founded. Dell's team members are committed to serving our communities, regularly volunteering for over 1,500 non-profit organizations. The company has also received many accolades from employer of choice to energy conservation. Our team members follow an open approach to technology innovation and believe that technology is essential for human success.

Why work with us?

  • Life at Dell means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology.
  • When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution.
  • Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships.
  • We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential.
  • Our team members' health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work.

Life At Dell

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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Taxonomist, Scholastic, New York, NY

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to rgrossman@scholastic.com.

Job Description

The Taxonomist supports the refinement and application of taxonomies and thesauri used for content description, search, and reuse. The person in this position will work with the Software and Technology Services' Taxonomy and Metadata Services Group (TMSG) and key business partners to maintain data integrity, authority control, and assist with the creation of standards and documentation to be used by taggers and staff.

This is a full-time, temporary position located in Scholastic's New York City offices.

Qualifications

This position requires the initiative and flexibility to work both independently and as part of teams to improve existing strategies for information retrieval. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, including the ability to clearly articulate strategies, benefits, and requirements to both technical staff and business, always reflecting and promoting customer service and professionalism.

Requirements

  • A Library Science degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience and demonstrated success developing and applying taxonomies and thesauri following standards and best practices
  • Cataloging and indexing experience
  • Experience developing indexing/tagging and/or editorial guidelines is preferred
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong ability to build credibility with business leaders
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Microsoft Excel skills
  • Background in education or educational publishing is a plus

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Taxonomy and Metadata Specialist, Scholastic, New York, NY

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to rgrossman@scholastic.com.

Scholastic Inc. is currently seeking a Taxonomy and Metadata Specialist to join the Software and Technology Services' Taxonomy and Metadata Services Group (TMSG) to support channel-specific and enterprise-level initiatives. This is a full-time, permanent position located in Scholastic's New York City offices.

Job Description

The person filling this position joins the TMSG with responsibility for designing and implementing taxonomies and metadata structures for a variety of applications with a high degree of usability for both internal and external Scholastic clients.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, refine, and implement multi-faceted taxonomies and thesauri to enable consistent description, discovery, and reuse of company assets.
  • Collaboratively develop and implement an Instructional taxonomy that aligns with Common Core State Standards and Scholastic skills vocabularies.
  • Conduct iterative evaluations of taxonomy design based on feedback from internal users and external customers.
  • Assist with the definition and modeling of structural and descriptive metadata frameworks for content management (CMS), digital asset management (DAM), and centralized book marketing systems.
  • Support on-going enhancements to CMS, DAM, and centralized book marketing systems to include automated metadata feed rules, data transformation and normalization, classification and enrichment, and search and discovery.
  • Create tagging workflows and documentation.
  • Coordinate, assemble, and maintain business metadata across a variety of product and asset types, to include books, articles, videos, instructional collateral.
  • Lead and support tagging projects staffed with both internal and remote tagging teams.
  • Advise on search and navigation projects.
  • Educate stakeholders and advocate for taxonomy and metadata best practices.
  • Participate in and oversee data governance at both a business and enterprise level.
  • Work collaboratively, plan, and lead meetings and working sessions across all parts of the organization including, but not limited to: TMSG team, DAMs and CMS teams, Technology support (development and QA), eScholastic (customer-facing website), Education Group (Instructional taxonomy development), and other lines of business such as Trade, Reading Clubs, and Classroom Magazines.

Qualifications

  • Strong understanding and experience with taxonomy and thesaurus standards and best practices; information organization and architecture; content classification and enrichment; metadata modeling, mapping, and transformation; and, digital asset management and/or content management.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to work both independently and as part of teams to develop new strategies and improve existing strategies for information organization, management, and retrieval.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to clearly articulate strategies, benefits, and requirements to both technical staff and business, always reflecting and promoting customer service and professionalism.
  • Comfortable working through ambiguity to assist businesses in understanding and defining their requirements.
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously across a complex organization and product/content base.=

Requirements

  • Library Science degree or equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum of 4 years' experience and demonstrated success with taxonomy, thesaurus, and metadata framework development, using standards and best practices
  • Experience working with digital asset management or content management systems
  • Subject indexing (tagging) and cataloging experience
  • Detail-oriented, decisive, self-motivated, and calm under pressure
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Strong ability to build credibility with business leaders
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to quickly understand complex ideas and communicate them in simple language
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Background in publishing is a plus
  • Understanding of K-12 instructional materials is a plus

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Information Architect / Taxonomy Data Scientist, Multiple Locations

Fortune 500 Company, Multiple Locations Available: NYC, Philadelphia, Charlotte, DC, Tampa, Chicago, Detroit, LA, San Fran, Dallas

Description

We currently are seeking a highly motivated Information Data Scientist with deep expertise in defining and creating enterprise data ontologies, taxonomies and state transition models. The candidate must have the ability to manage client engagement teams, work with a wide variety of clients to deliver professional services, and lead business development activities on strategic and global priority accounts.

Our Data Science team provides business driven data advisory services in all aspects of design and delivery of information solutions - including Information Science, Data Governance & Quality, Data Analytics & Reporting, and Data Integration & Architecture.

Qualifications

  • a degree in as archival science, cognitive science, computer science, library science, information management, mathematics, philosophy, public policy, and the social sciences or a related field; MBA or MS degree preferred
  • preferred previous experience serving clients in the banking/capital markets industry groups which may include retail, commercial, or investment banks, broker/dealers, or similar institutions
  • demonstrated ability to manage and supervise a team of technology advisors through all phases of the technology life cycle, including requirements definition, design, development, conversion and testing
  • Moreover, the candidate should demonstrate the ability to understand problem from the perspective of the stakeholders involved and the ability to apply information and other technologies as needed. Specifically,
    • Ultimate responsibility for functional and information design of Business Intelligence solutions, including content management, data architecture, taxonomies and ontologies
    • Quickly assess the content and business intelligence landscape for the company's growing organization; define the approach, roadmap and manage the execution to ensure common BI analytics, content management and reporting.
    • Drive development and maintenance of content management and business intelligence best practices
    • End to end solution design for Information Lifecycle Management
  • Candidate will have led or played a significant role in the following areas:
    • The creation of categorizing and classifying financial information with well-defined structures, definitions, and context to facilitate consistent alignment of business process with business requirements
    • Development of business glossaries with terminology definitions, standards associated business rules and data boundaries
    • Formation of information sourcing strategies
    • Creation of state transition models for business events and business processes
    • Creating models using UML
    • Strategies and techniques for managing the information lifecycle (from sourcing through to disposal) including records retention and library sciences
    • Creation of a symbology and business lexicon.
    • Ability to establish a consistent vocabulary, definitions and standards financial and risk data which can be used across an enterprise
    • Experience in the creation and use of Taxonomies, Ontologies and Classification systems, including Reference and Master data.
    • Experience with the implementation of policies, procedures and quality measures for party data to drive alignment with updated standards, rules and boundaries.
    • Experience with implementing strong enterprise information standards

Specifically, the candidate should have experiences in at least one of the following software applications:

  • Smartlogic
  • Wordmap
  • Be Informed
  • Synaptica

The successful candidate should possess strong knowledge of and experience in executing all phases of the technology life cycle, based on proven project management and testing methodologies. It is essential that the successful candidate possess a deep knowledge of technical architecture design and have a good understanding of technology tools and components to reasonably argue for and against all components (middleware, database, reporting tools, etc.) in risk systems architecture.

This position offers full benefits including: full med, dent, match 401K, generous vacation, tuit reimb, flex spending etc

If interested, please contact jobs9@advance-now.com.

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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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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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Project Director, Counter Online Metrics, United Kingdom

Released on 1st September 2014

Application deadline: 3rd October 2014

As a result of the forthcoming retirement of the current holder of the position, we are seeking an experienced information professional to fill the role of Project Director of Counter Online Metrics. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to continue taking COUNTER forward at a time when the mission of the organization is expanding and taking new directions.

The Project Director is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the organization and is a key member of and works closely with the COUNTER Executive Committee.  The Project Director reports to the COUNTER Board of Directors and takes part in board meetings.

Founded in 2003, Counter Online Metrics is a not-for-profit company based in the United Kingdom, but it is thoroughly international in its scope and global in its reach. For over a decade, COUNTER has set the standards for vendor reporting of online usage of journals, databases, books and other publications. This is achieved through the development of Codes of Practice, and the Project Director plays a key role in the development and implementation of these Codes of Practice. In 2014, COUNTER has broadened its scope to cover new usage-based metrics, notably the Usage Factor for journals and article-level usage reporting.  For more information see www.projectCounter.org

The scope of the position includes the development and implementation of the COUNTER Codes of Practice; leading the strategic planning to ensure that COUNTER meets the needs of its members and the wider community; financial management; marketing and communication; liaising with vendors, librarians, library consortia, standards organizations and other industry bodies; supervising staff; administration; reporting to the Board of Directors and to the Executive Committee.

The position is currently based in the UK, but can, within reason, be based in any country with strong, active library and publishing communities.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience at a senior level in the information industry, from either a vendor or a customer perspective
  • Knowledge of online publishing and the methods used to measure the value and impact of publications
  • Leadership, communication and presentation skills
  • General and financial management skills
  • Diplomacy and the ability to work with different groups globally
  • The ability to work independently and organize work efficiently

The Project Director, which is around 50% FTE, is contracted to Counter Online Metrics on an annual basis. The Project Director annual fee for the 50% FTE is expected to be in the range of £45k to £50k depending on experience. The successful contractor may also engage in other paid work, provided that there is no conflict of interest with COUNTER.  The Role Description and Person Specification are available on the COUNTER web site at http://www.projectcounter.org/documents/Role_Descrip_for_Project_Director.pdf

To apply for this position please submit a full Curriculum Vitae, together with the names of two referees/references by 3rd October 2014 to:

David Sommer at David@DavidSommerConsulting.com

The aim is to appoint the new Project Director by mid-2015 to allow time for a handover from the current incumbent.

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Library Director, Muskegon Area District Library, MI

Your adventure starts here! Make a difference on West Michigan's lakeshores as the new Library Director for the Muskegon Area District Library (http://www.madl.org/), headquartered in Muskegon (MI) County. The Library's Board of Trustees seeks an innovative and experienced Director to implement an exciting vision for the library and its many constituencies.  MADL serves 119,450 residents in 21 municipalities and townships. Governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees, the 10 library locations provide excellent services and programs with 50 staff (30.13 FTEs) and a $3 million annual budget. The Library is anticipating a levy renewal campaign to take place as early as 2015 and has a capital campaign in progress--expansion of the Norton Shores branch to create Storyville--a library project modeled after the innovative Baltimore County program and focusing on early childhood literacy in Muskegon County.  MADL shares a catalog, resources and delivery system with other members of the Lakeland Library Cooperative.

The Muskegon area is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and is a popular destination with beautiful beaches, parks and lakes. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the hiking and bike trails and other types of outdoor recreation for all seasons. Downtown Muskegon is experiencing resurgence in growth and renewal--including a thriving Farmer's Market, the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra as well as the well-regarded Muskegon Museum of Art.  Muskegon County is also home to the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, which has provided programs in the fine arts for students since 1966. Grand Rapids (MI) is only 30 minutes away and both Chicago and Detroit are only a few hours' drive away.  The cost of living is moderate with many lifestyle options--from urban condos to suburban single family homes to rural farms. For information about the Library, the Muskegon area and the community, visit Muskegon Links at http://www.gossagesager.com/MADLlinks.htm.   

Responsibilities. Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the Library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity with Michigan State law and under the policies and strategic directions established by the Board of Trustees. Visit Library Director (http://www.gossagesager.com/MADLjobdesc.pdf) under Article VII of the Board By-Laws for additional details.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; five or more years of progressively responsible experience in the library field, including four years in an administrative position; and the ability to obtain and retain Michigan Certification Level 1. Essential attributes and skills include: excellent communication and organizational skills; the ability and desire to plan, develop, and administer the activities of a public library; supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board, staff and community stakeholders; and an understanding and appreciation of public library best practices in the areas of intellectual freedom, collections, and library technologies. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board, experience with a successful millage campaign and successful experience working in a union environment are highly desirable.

Compensation.  The starting salary range is $78,000 - $90,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/)  via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of October 12, 2014.

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Head of Serials/Electronic Resources Division, Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Rowland Medical Library at the University of Mississippi Medical Center seeks a Head of Serials/Electronic Resources Division, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Rowland Library serves the schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, health related professions, pharmacy and graduate studies in the health sciences.

The team member in this position:

  • Provides leadership including reviewing current policies and procedures and formulates strategies for enhanced and continued workflow and processes for all serials and e-resources.
  • Is responsible for library e-resources and print serial collections including managing budget, licensing, and electronic resources lifecycle.
  • Coordinates acquisition, implementation and maintenance of electronic resources and serials.
  • Provides oversight and supervision for workflow and processes.
  • Communicates with vendors, publishers, consortia, and specific university IT staff.
  • Monitors budget and expenditures and initiates payment with department accountant.
  • Investigates new resources and places orders with agents or vendors.
  • Conducts initial review of licenses and works with contracts administration.
  • Informs staff and patrons of license restrictions.
  • The incumbent must also work with reference/education to help develop training materials and to identify e-content for possible purchase.

This is a management level position that reports to the Library Director. The anticipated start date for this position is November 1; review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

REQUIRED:

MLS or equivalent from ALA-accredited program with a minimum of three years' experience with serials and electronic resources management in an academic library. Demonstrated knowledge of acquisitions process for serials and e-resources. Experience using A-Z journal management resource and in facilitating and troubleshooting web design, networks, and proxy server operations. Strong patron service focus. Must have effective oral and written communication skills.

PREFERRED:

Experience in Health Sciences. Ability to provide meaningful data reports for serials and other e-resources using Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel reports. Experience supervising library staff.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2014. Send letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: Connie Machado, Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216. Email: cmachado@umc.edu   EOE M/F/D

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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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Registrar Associate Director, INCAE Business School, Costa Rica

Reporting to Masters Degree Dean

Main Objective:

  • Supervises the registration of continuing and incoming students.
  • Responsible for compliance with related University policies, procedures, and schedules.
  • Responsible for the evaluation of credits earned for degree completion/graduation.
  • Responsible for the University's grade reporting and maintenance of permanent student and academic records.
  • Responsible for maintaining transcripts and storing academic data in the Student Information System.
  • Verifies eligibility for graduation, including resolving any emerging issues/problems that relate to eligibility for commencement.
  • Compiles and shares statistical reports related to Registrar's functions/responsibilities.
  • Prepares and monitors the annual budget of the Registrar's Office.
  • Being a focal point for any accreditation (AACSB, SACS, EFMD, etc.)
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.

Qualifications:

  • Required: Degree in Archival Sciencies, Business Administration or related field.
  • Preferred: Masters degree
  • Five years of experience in college administration, including three years in a records' office, demonstrating ability to formulate and implement relevant policy and supervision of staff required.

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Metadata Archivist, New York Public Library

Job ID: 2014-7937
# of Openings Remaining: 1
Location: US-NY-Long Island City
Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Archives Unit

Overview:
The New York Public Library holds nearly 10,000 archival and manuscript collections comprising over 50,000 linear feet. These collections are distributed across several curatorial units in three research centers. They support the work of a world-wide readership of scholars, writers, artists, and other advanced researchers, as well as initiatives and exhibits undertaken by NYPL and other educational and cultural institutions. For more information about our collection see archives.nypl.org.

The purpose of the Archives Unit (AU) is to support archival enterprise at NYPL by insuring that all archival collections are acquired, processed, and prepared for access according to best practices established internally at NYPL and externally in the archives, library, and preservation communities. The AU pursues these goals by informing the acquisition process through collaboration with curators, donors/sellers of archival collections, and Library Administrators, and by managing and performing all the work on archival and manuscript collections from their physical transfer to NYPL until they are ready to be served in the appropriate reading rooms. The unit also supports and contributes to other archival projects, such as collection moves and digitization. The Archives Unit not only responds to the needs of curatorial units and their collections, but actively seeks out and engages in partnerships and collaborations in the fields of archival management, description, preservation, and access.

Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Head of the Archives Unit, the Metadata Archivist oversees NYPL's archival data standards, in particular Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Encoded Archival Context-Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF), and related description and digital content standards and tools.

The Metadata Archivist will:

  • Collaborate with staff throughout NYPL to promote portability of metadata related to its archival collections
  • Lead efforts to enhance descriptive data to optimize its use by internal and external systems and partners
  • Assume an active role in initiatives within the broader archival community related to the development and implementation of archival metadata standards
  • Play a leadership role in NYPL's implementation of ArchivesSpace and assume the management of the project now in progress to convert approximately 1000 legacy finding aids into EAD through a vendor
  • Work closely with NYPL Labs (digital innovation team) and other technologists on the ongoing development of the Library's archives portal (archives.nypl.org)
  • Collaborate with the Library's Metadata Services Manager and other NYPL staff outside of the Archives Unit to facilitate metadata portability and promote best practices across the organization
  • Lead the implementation of Encoded Archival Context - Corporate bodies, Persons, and Families (EACCPF) at NYPL; plan, direct, and review the work of other staff in Archives Unit
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library, archival or information studies or Master's degree in Liberal Arts or Humanities; degree or background in American History preferred
  • Successful completion of archival training
  • Successfully demonstrated relevant experience in an archives or manuscripts repository arranging and describing archives and/or providing reference service to users of archives.
  • Strong working knowledge of EAD, HTML, XML, including the RelaxNG and Schematron schema languages; DACS, MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCAF, and LC cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with EAC-CPF, MODS, METS, other metadata standards, and Linked Data
  • Familiarity and experience with methods and tools for data remediation
  • Experience creating, editing, and executing transformations on XML data; experience transforming XML and JSON data programmatically through scripting languages such as python or ruby preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to access and manipulate data through relational databases and API endpoints preferred.
  • Experience creating and/or maintaining documentation of guidelines, policies, and procedures
  • Working knowledge of historical research methodology and experience with standard bibliographic tools
  • Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to grow and develop existing programming skill sets
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Successfully demonstrated initiative, accuracy, attention to detail, judgment, analytic and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience maintaining an implementation of EAD in an archival or special collections context preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Archivists' Toolkit and ArchivesSpace preferred.
  • Experience supervising and training staff preferred
  • Awareness of web development practices and methodology preferred

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; evenings and weekends as required (subject to change)
Union / Non Union: Non Union
Apply at: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/7937/metadata-archivist/job

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Archivist/Specialist II, New York Public Library

Job ID: 2014-8002
# of Openings Remaining: 1
Location: US-NY-Long Island City
Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Archives Unit

Overview:
The New York Public Library holds nearly 10,000 archival and manuscript collections comprising over 50,000 linear feet. These collections are distributed across several curatorial units in three research centers. They support the work of a world-wide readership of scholars, writers, artists, and other advanced researchers, as well as initiatives and exhibits undertaken by NYPL and other educational and cultural institutions. For more information about our collection see archives.nypl.org.

The purpose of the Archives Unit (AU) is to support archival enterprise at NYPL by insuring that all archival collections are acquired, processed, and prepared for access according to best practices established internally at NYPL and externally in the archives, library, and preservation communities. The AU pursues these goals by informing the acquisition process through collaboration with curators, donors/sellers of archival collections, and Library Administrators, and by managing and performing all the work on archival and manuscript collections from their physical transfer to NYPL until they are ready to be served in the appropriate reading rooms. The unit also supports and contributes to other archival projects, such as collection moves and digitization. The Archives Unit not only responds to the needs of curatorial units and their collections, but actively seeks out and engages in partnerships and collaborations in the fields of archival management, description, preservation, and access.

Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Head of Archival Processing, the Archivist:

  • Arranges and describes collections of organizational records and personal papers.
  • Accessions collections.
  • Performs rehousing and other basic preservation measures.
  • Participates in collection management activities.
  • May supervise interns, volunteers, and nonprofessional staff assisting in processing.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • MLS degree with a concentration in Archival Studies or Master's degree in the humanities with successful completion of archival training; Undergraduate studies in History, American Studies, or a related field.
  • At least one year of experience processing archival collections of personal papers and organizational records, experience working with 18th and 19th century documents as well as later materials preferred.
  • Knowledge of historical research methodology and experience with standard bibliographic tools.
  • Familiarity with the application of MPLP processing techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using DACS.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC cataloging, including assignment of LC subject headings.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented team environment.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Experience with using databases, Filemaker Pro experience preferred.
  • Experience creating MARC records preferred.
  • Experience encoding finding aids in EAD preferred.
  • Experience with cataloging tools including OCLC Connexion, Millennium, and MARCEdit preferred.
  • Reading knowledge of Spanish preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Latin American, Latino, or African American history and culture preferred.
  • Familiarity with Archivist's Toolkit/ArchivesSpace preferred.
  • Experience with sound and video recordings and electronic records preferred
  • Familiarity with EAC-CPF preferred.

Starting Salary: USD $46,396.00/Yr.
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; evenings and weekends as required (subject to change)
Union / Non Union: Local 1930
Apply at: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/8002/specialist-ii/job

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Digital Archivist, New York Public Library

Job ID: 2014-7936
# of Openings Remaining: 1
Location: US-NY-Long Island City
Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Archives Unit

Position Description

Overview:

The New York Public Library holds nearly 10,000 archival and manuscript collections comprising over 50,000 linear feet. These collections are distributed across several curatorial units in three research centers. They support the work of a world-wide readership of scholars, writers, artists, and other advanced researchers, as well as initiatives and exhibits undertaken by NYPL and other educational and cultural institutions. For more information about our collection see archives.nypl.org.

The purpose of the Archives Unit (AU) is to support archival enterprise at NYPL by insuring that all archival collections are acquired, processed, and prepared for access according to best practices established internally at NYPL and externally in the archives, library, and preservation communities. The AU pursues these goals by informing the acquisition process through collaboration with curators, donors/sellers of archival collections, and Library Administrators, and by managing and performing all the work on archival and manuscript collections from their physical transfer to NYPL until they are ready to be served in the appropriate reading rooms. The unit also supports and contributes to other archival projects, such as collection moves and digitization. The Archives Unit not only responds to the needs of curatorial units and their collections, but actively seeks out and engages in partnerships and collaborations in the fields of archival management, description, preservation, and access.

Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Head of the Archives Unit (AU), the Digital Archivist collaborates with curators, colleagues in the AU, donors, digital preservation staff, public service units, and NYPL staff that create and maintain access systems in order to evaluate possible acquisitions; acquire, accession, and transfer born digital material to preservation storage; stage materials for archival arrangement and description; and make materials accessible to researchers.

  • Solidify NYPL's practices for managing born digital material within archival collections at NYPL:
    • identify and engage the resources (hardware, software, vendors, peer institutions) available to perform migration from (obsolete) media containing born digital material
    • oversee, maintain, and update procedures for the routine migration, description, and management of born digital archives during accessioning and/or processing
    • train and assist archivists and curators as necessary when working with digital media
    • oversee staff imaging media
    • lead efforts to locate born digital material in previously processed archival collections and develop plans for their retrospective management
  • Enhance the Library's capacity to responsibly acquire electronic records and personal papers:
    • evaluate proposed acquisitions with born digital components
    • develop and document techniques and procedures for acquiring electronic records directly from record creators and transferring them directly into the Library's repository
    • coordinate acquisitions of electronic records, acting as a liaison between records creators and theLibrary's curatorial, archival, and technical staff
    • work directly with records creators to advise on record keeping practices that will facilitate the eventual transfer of their archives
  • Contribute to and inform Library-wide digital preservation initiatives
  • Collaborate with the curatorial units to devise and implement access to born digital materials
  • Initiate, write, and contribute to grant proposals as appropriate
  • Serve as the Library's representative and authority on issues related to born digital archives by contributing to broader discussions within and outside NYPL concerning the management of digital assets, metadata, and the representation and service of digital and digitized archival materials
  • Collaborate and communicate actively with peer institutions and individuals in the field of digital archives and related activities.

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Library Science or Archival Enterprise/Studies or other relevant field.
  • At least three years experience working in an archival repository in a professional capacity, including experience working with born digital archival material strongly preferred
  • Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the particular issues posed by electronic records. Background in records management preferred.
  • Familiarity and experience with disk imaging and email archiving tools and techniques preferred.
  • Knowledge of DACS.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with data structure standards relevant to the archival control of digital collection materials (EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS);
  • Successfully demonstrated experience training staff preferred.
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of historical research methods, especially the use of archives
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and to meet planned goals and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, then initiate and carry through innovative ideas

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm; evenings and weekends as required (subject to change)
Union / Non Union: Non Union
Apply at: https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/7936/digital-archivist/job

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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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Head, Special Collections and Archives, Assistant or Associate Librarian, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Miami University Libraries are seeking a proactive, innovative, service-centered professional to serve as the Head of Special Collections and Archives, reporting to the Assistant Dean for Technical Services and Special Collections, the Head will supervise a combined department consisting of the Walter Havighurst Special Collections, the Miami University Archives, and the Western College Memorial Archives. The Head of Special Collections & Archives (HSCA) provides leadership and vision for the department and oversees and ensures the maintenance of high standards for all department activities. The Head participates with other library managers in the development and management of customer focused library services. 

Basic Qualifications

Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution; five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in special collections and/or archives in an academic institution; ability to provide leadership and vision for special collections, archives, and digital scholarship; strong commitment to public services and user-centered reference and instructional services with an understanding of the scholarly use of library collections and services within a special collections setting; ability to successfully supervise, mentor, and train Special Collections and Archives personnel; skill in developing and managing special collections resources in print, digital and other formats; knowledge of current archival management practices, project planning methods, policies, procedures, and trends; familiarity with current scholarship and research methods employed in the field of archives, rare books and manuscripts, as well as knowledge of the rare books, manuscripts, and antiquarian book trade; demonstrated knowledge of and experience with evolving digital archival standards for print, images, audio and video; interest in supporting innovative approaches for access to unique special collections and digital scholarship; ability to actively engage in fundraising, donor relations, collection solicitation, and gift management; ability to prepare and manage grant proposals; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus; excellent organizational, planning, and project management skills; excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues; demonstrated ability to meet the criteria as outlined in the Librarians' Appointment, Rank, and Promotion System (LARPS) for continuing contract and promotion. Rank of appointment dependent upon qualifications. 

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution with a specialization in rare books librarianship; successful experience supervising librarians; successful experience managing a budget; experience supervising the mounting of exhibits and conducting special events programming; experience implementing new technologies in a special collections environment; knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections and copyright issues associated with print and digital technologies; sound knowledge of library preservation and conservation issues and practices; reading knowledge of at least one language other than English; familiarity with records management practices in multiple formats. 

Duties

The HSCA is responsible for the development of policies, adherence to the University's and the Libraries' policies, standards and best practices, the communication of the department's activities, and for mentoring and encouraging the professional development of staff and librarians. The HSCA has overall responsibility for personnel supervision, budgeting, and resources management within the department, which currently consists of 5 librarians and 2 staff members, plus a number of student assistants.

The HSCA will supervise all department functions including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and digitizing materials in multiple formats; reference, research assistance and instruction; and providing maximum access to collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, digital collections, and other rare and special materials. The Head is actively involved in donor cultivation and fundraising as well as grant writing and implementation. The Head supervises the planning and mounting of exhibits and all special events programming and demonstrates the ability to build successful working relationships with a wide variety of people.

The Head is active professionally and represents the department and the Libraries within the OhioLINK consortium, and at the state, regional and national levels on issues related to special collections and archives.

Miami University is finalizing a strategic plan targeting the year 2020, and the Head of Special Collections and Archives will be responsible for ensuring the department's successful participation in the Libraries' strategic plan activities. 

Date to Begin Screening Applications:     07-28-2014 

Closing Date:      Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants: This is a full-time twelve-month, continuing contract eligible position. See Librarians' Appointment, Rank, and Promotion System at: http://www.lib.miamioh.edu/about/larps.pdf. Applicants will be asked to submit cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three references when applying for this position. Inquiries about the position can be directed to petermda@miamioh.edu.

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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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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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Information Management Officer, P-3, UN Secretariat, DM, ARMS, New York

Open until 12/09/2014

Duty Station: New York

Duration of need: 6 months

Estimated Start Date: 01/10/2014

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Information Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provides advisory services on record-keeping practices including: needs and business process analysis; organization and maintenance of UN information assets; records preservation and disposition; and information management policies and procedures, with an emphasis on technological applications.
  • Manages records accession and disposition functions by applying the life-cycle concept to information assets, including appraisal by liaising with records-originating offices regarding the transfer and/or disposal of their records; assures that retention schedules, registration and physical aspects of records transfers meet established standards; oversees space management and commercial storage contracts; supervises support staff in implementing related tasks; and performs records appraisal.
  • Understands, keeps current with and applies preservation techniques and strategies for records in all media.
  • Ensures that the Section's storage facilities meet safety and environmental standards. In coordination with Facilities Management Services, troubleshoot day-to-day building management and tenant services issues at the ARMS Record Centre.
  • Performs and supervises reference functions by advising internal users about records holdings and accessibility; maintaining communications with other information management networks and records and archives specialists supervising retrieval and reproduction activities of support staff.
  • Participates in record-keeping improvement projects, contributing to feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation and in the evaluation and testing of record-keeping application improvements and new systems; provides user support.
  • Develops training materials and user manuals; trains staff in use of the recordkeeping system assigned.
  • Participates in developing client outreach strategies and in their implementation.
  • Conducts programmes of outreach and user education to improve client use of desktop information resources; uses judgement of relevant institutional needs to develop presentations appropriate to client audience; develops publicity materials to facilitate outreach.
  • Performs other related duties, as required. 

COMPETENCIES

  • Professionalism: Knowledge of information management, archival, record-keeping and record disposition. Knowledge of electronic data maintenance, including appraisal, conservation and migration management; records preservation and description. Ability to conduct research and provide recommendations on information management trends. Ability to demonstrate conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills and conduct independent research and analysis, identifying and assessing issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • For Managerial Positions: Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in modern archives management, record-keeping, library, information management or related area
  • Education: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in archival, information science, information systems, social science or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable
  • Other skills: Experience in digital record-keeping is required 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Cover Letter
  • Personal History Profile (visit https://inspira.un.org to generate a PHP)
  • Proof of required academic credentials (for external applicants)
  • Employment verification letter from most recent employer (for external applicants)
  • Last two completed Performance Appraisal (or two Reference Letters for external applicants)

ALL SUBMISSIONS TO BE SENT TO: Contact Name: Anne Fraser Email address: frasera@un.org Copy (cc): Jose Hernandez Email address: hernandez5@un.org

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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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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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Library Director, Petoskey District Library, Petoskey MI

Petoskey, Michigan has been a destination for generations. Make it your destination, too! The Petoskey District Library's (http://www.petoskeylibrary.org/) new Library Director will be a critical contributor to the Petoskey arts and cultural community. The successful candidate will lead a committed, talented staff and active, vital Friends of the Library bringing innovation and creativity in generating new and effective library programs and services for the 14,568 residents of the City of Petoskey, Bear Creek Township, and Resort Township. Building on a new strategic plan outlining core values, the Director, with a five-member Board of Trustees, a $1.2 million budget, and a stunning, new Library (2004), will work to implement goals including, but not limited to, building relationships with surrounding townships, expanding library hours, and developing the talents of a dedicated team of library staff.

 

Petoskey, MI, known for the famous "Petoskey stone" and being the home to Ernest Hemingway for many years, overlooks the shores of Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay in the Lower Peninsula. It's a resort community of unmatched beauty and charm with all of the amenities of a larger city. In addition to the arts and stellar public schools, Petoskey is the county seat and offers outdoor recreation opportunities including bike trails, boating, fishing and the Midwest's best downhill skiing. Emmet County, organized in 1853, was known for years as L'Arbre Croche (Crooked Tree)--so named by early French fur traders and missionaries for a tall tree overhanging a high bluff used as a landmark for approaching canoes. Also called "Land of a Million Dollar Sunsets," Petoskey has served as a summertime destination for vacationing city residents for many years. Tourism continues to be a major economic force and Petoskey is now a four-season destination with outstanding shopping and views--and the year-round home for many who enjoy its beauty and charm.  Petoskey is also home to McLaren Northern Michigan (health care) and North Central Michigan College. For more information about the Library, the Petoskey community and the surrounding area, visit Petoskey Links(http://www.gossagesager.com/Petoskeylinks.htm).

 

Responsibilities: The Library Director works at the pleasure of the Library Board of Trustees and is the Library's chief administrator--responsible for carrying out Board policy, developing strategic plans and directions, and overseeing library operations.  Essential functions include: overall management and organizational leadership; financial planning, resource development and accountability; providing effective team development and leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; working effectively with elected officials at the local, township and state level; and interacting with the media and the community to project a positive image of the Library.  See Library Director (http://www.gossagesager.com/petoskeyjobdesc.pdf)  for the complete job description, illustrative work activities and required knowledge, skills, abilities.

 

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications are a Master's Degree in Librarianship from an ALA accredited library school; and a minimum of five years of administrative experience (or the equivalent). Essential attributes and skills include: strong interpersonal skills; excellent writing, communication and presentation skills; political acumen; collaborative and team-building skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and "best practices" relating to library programs, services and technology. See the Predictive Index Summary (http://www.gossagesager.com/predindex.pdf) completed by the Board for additional desired characteristics. Prior success as a library director reporting to a policy making board is also highly desirable. 

 

Compensation: The position offers a hiring salary range of $68,000 -$80,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com.  This position closes September 28, 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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Graduate Assistant Archives Processor, Schaffer Library/Kelly Adirondack Center, Union College, Schenectady NY

Temporary-PT

Grade T - Min. $20.00/hr

15 hours per wk, 50 weeks per yr

Summary
The Adirondack Research Library invites applications for part time graduate assistants to perform basic processing of materials in two archival collections, the John S. Apperson papers and the Paul Schaffer papers. The selected candidates will assist in the creation of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids, following standard rules of description: Describing Archives -A Content Standard (DACS). Additional responsibilities include appraising, preserving, rehousing, arranging and describing the two archival collections following prescribed guidelines, and flagging items of interest found in the collections for simultaneous item level metadata description. In addition, the Graduate Assistants will supervise the work of undergraduate students who will complete the metadata entry into specialized software programs.

Qualifications
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and familiarity with archival processing and descriptive standards required, graduate student or recent graduate in Library and Information Science program strongly preferred. Must also be able to lift 40 lb. boxes on a regular basis, and handle one-of-a-kind materials with the utmost care.

This position is part of a grant funded project running through December 30, 2015.

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

Human Resources
Req. # T1165
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

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

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


Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity.

Union College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s).

Union College's strategic plan highlights the role of diversity in providing an effective education for the 21st century at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Diversifying the student body, the faculty, the administration, the staff and the curriculum requires a commitment to honor our mission and advance our goals. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and national origin.

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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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Librarian I, White Plains Public Library, White Plains NY

Job Announcement - Librarian I (two positions) at White Plains Public Library


The White Plains Public Library has openings for two Librarian I positions. One of the busiest public libraries in New York State, the White Plains Public Library values excellent customer service as well as innovation and experimentation in services and programs. As a Librarian I, you will provide reference and reader's advisory services, plan programs, lead classes and workshops, and work with community groups, among other responsibilities.


Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience, training, or interest in any of the following: digital media, emerging technologies, services to teens, services to adults 55+, and local history. Experience in instruction is a plus, as is fluency in Spanish. Must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours. The successful candidate will also be required to pass a civil service examination and be reachable for permanent appointment.


Candidates should genuinely like people, appreciate working with a diverse, multilingual population, and be able to work effectively with colleagues. They need to be able to think critically about library patrons and help them resolve their information needs and realize their goals. Likewise, they need to be outward looking, helping to ensure that the Library remains responsive to the White Plains community.


The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 50,000 residents, the City's population expands to 250,000 every workday as thousands of people travel to the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a recent revitalization with expanded shopping and dining options. With a Metro North commuter railroad station and a bus transit center, people from all over Westchester County make White Plains a destination for work, leisure and study.


The White Plains Public Library serves the City through one facility, located in downtown White Plains. With a staff of 42 FTE, in 2013 the Library attracted nearly 30,000 people to its programs and circulated over 730,000 items. The Library includes the Trove, a library for children, and in 2013 opened the Edge, an innovative library for teens that includes a digital media lab. The final phase of its capital campaign will create a Learning Commons for adults as well as a café and bookstore.


Starting Salary: $57,577


Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in library science (MLS) from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.


Special Requirement: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment.


The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer


If interested, please email cover letter and resume by August 13 to: Brian Kenney, Library Director, bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org. Please put "Librarian Opening" in the subject line.

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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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Library Director, Crown Point Community Library, Lake County IN

Read...Discover...Connect. Discover and connect with the charm and character of Crown Point and the Crown Point Community Library. The Crown Point Community Library (http://crownpointlibrary.org/) Board of Trustees seeks a talented and energetic Director to lead the Library and its constituents to meet the needs of this growing community.  The Library Director will provide quality leadership, direct and support staff, and bring new ideas and exciting innovation to the Library.  Crown Point Community Library, located in Lake County, Indiana, serves the 42,000 residents of Center and Winfield Townships.  Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, the two library locations--downtown Crown Point Library and the Winfield Library--provide excellent services and programs with 39 staff and a $1.6 million annual budget. The Library, originally established as a Carnegie library, realized in 2005 that is was rapidly outgrowing and outpacing its facility. In 2010, the Library passed a successful $12 million bond issue and the "new" Crown Point Library opened in 2012.

 

Crown Point, the "Hub of Lake County, IN," is the county center anchored by the stunning Lake County Court House and the Public Library located on a thriving square with retail and restaurants. This "jewel" of a growing community--the population has increased exponentially within the last 14 years--provides a family-friendly, small town lifestyle with nearby city amenities (Chicago and Indianapolis are a short drive away). Local residents will find excellent public schools, strong neighborhoods, and affordable housing. Purdue University, Valparaiso University, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University Northwest, and University of St. Francis offer higher education opportunities. In addition to its modern charm, Crown Point has an abundance of historic architecture and invites its visitors and residents to explore it through walking tours and a visit to the Lake County Historical Museum. For more information about the Library, Crown Point and Lake County, visit Crown Point Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/CPLinks.htm).

 

Responsibilities. Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the Library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity of the policies established by the Board of Trustees and the laws of the Indiana State Library. The successful candidate will be able to balance traditional service while implementing new, bold, thoughtful programs and services. See http://www.gossagesager.com/CPjobdesc.pdf to see the complete job description.

 

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana Librarian Certificate 1; and ten years progressively responsible library experience (or six years library experience including three years of supervisory experience). Essential attributes and skills include: excellent communication and organizational skills; the ability and desire to plan, develop, and administer the activities of a public library; supervisory experience; and an understanding and appreciation of library best practices in the areas of intellectual freedom, collections, and library technologies. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board, staff, and community stakeholders. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board is desirable.

 

Compensation.  The starting salary range is $62,000 to $74,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/)  via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume via email to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of September 21, 2014.

 

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Reference Associate, Coles Science Center, Bobst Library, New York University, New York NY


Job description
The Division of Libraries at New York University (NYU) seeks a Reference Associate in the Coles Science Center of Bobst Library to provide a variety of reference and research services to library patrons. Conduct library tours, information literacy classes, and term paper clinics for students. Assist library patrons with complex research, reference, and collections inquiries and research strategies. Assist in supporting the library research needs of graduate students and researchers in nutrition, public health, life sciences, and the physical sciences. Participate in the support of the data service needs of science researchers. Participate in the development and delivery of outreach events such as the Coles Science Salon series. These duties will require an occasional evening or weekend commitment.


Desired Skills and Experience
2 years relevant experience in an academic library setting, especially a public services unit, or relevant combination. Familiarity with research methods in the sciences. Customer service/public service experience.Experience working with scientific data sets or equivalent.Excellent interpersonal, research, and oral and written communication skills. Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and patrons.Familiarity with quantitative or qualitative software and/or data management planning.

Please apply Below:

https://www.nyucareers.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

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Senior Information Developer, OCLC Dublin, Dublin OH

Job Description

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Key Responsibilities:

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

 

Job Requirements

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

Desired:

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

 

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

 

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Integrated Digital Services Librarian, University of Baltimore, Baltimore MD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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



Required Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

· Demonstrated strong teaching abilities.

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

· Ability to lead change.

· One year of library or related professional experience.

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

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

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


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

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

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

Curator of Special Collections

3-Year Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

Preferred:

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

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Taxonomist, Goldman Sachs, Jersey City NJ

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date 08/29/2014

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

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Special Collections Librarian, Florida International University, Miami FL


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Job Category
Faculty

To Apply- Prospective Employee

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

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

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

Equal Opportunity Programs

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

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

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Electronic Resource Librarian, Florida International University, Miami FL


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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Responsibilities:

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


Required Qualifications:

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


Desired Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

Job Category
Faculty

To Apply - Prospective Employee

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

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

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

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

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

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Collection Development Librarian, Florida International University, Miami FL


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

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

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

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

Job Responsibilities:

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


Required Qualifications:

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


Desired Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Review will continue until position is filled.

Job Category
Faculty

Pre-Employment Requirements
Background check

To Apply - Prospective Employee

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Job Category
Faculty

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Criminal Background Check

To Apply- Prospective Employee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Category
Faculty

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements
Criminal Background Check

To Apply: 

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

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

 

Qualifications:

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

573-884-7717.​

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