Recently in Professional Jobs Outside of New England

Assistant Professor/Metadata Librarian, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Metadata Librarian
Job ID: 11508
Location: LaGuardia Community College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

LaGuardia Community College is seeking a librarian to assist with the planning, implementation and management of metadata creation for College information. The incumbent will be part of the Knowledge Management Team.

The Metadata Librarian will:

  • Develop best practices for the development, use, and reuse of institutional metadata in a college-wide knowledge management project
  • Harvest metadata using various software solutions
  • Establish and maintain authority records using appropriate thesauri
  • Conduct user testing and other assessment activities
  • Participate in data sharing, digital collaboration, project management, workflow development.
  • Identify ways to incorporate the College's Institutional Archives into the College's Knowledge Management project.

Other duties will include teaching in the Library's instruction program and participation in the library's Reference services programs. The metadata librarian will also serve on Departmental committees and contribute to College initiatives.  This is a tenure track position.

LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students' lives are transformed as family income increases by 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas, create new curricula and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit  www.laguardia.edu to learn more.

Qualifications

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution and a second subject Masters or Doctoral degree required for Assistant Professor position.  Two years of experience working with metadata, preferably in an academic setting.  Experience and working knowledge of MARC, AACR2, and XML; experience with metadata standards such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, and RDA.  Also required is an ability to work in a collaborative team environment; ability to work autonomously; strong oral and written communication skills.

Compensation

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

How to Apply

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information.  If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests and the names, addresses and contact information of three professional references.

Applications should be submitted on-line as follows:

  1. Log in to CUNY Portal at www.cuny.edu
  2. Navigate to Careers at CUNY located on the left sidebar
  3. Search by Job Opening ID number
  4. Click on the Apply Now button

Closing Date: 01/13/2015

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Assistant Librarian for Instruction Services and Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY

Mount Saint Mary College seeks two innovative and self-motivated individuals to join a collaborative and collegial team of library faculty and support staff committed to the continuous improvement of library resources and services. 

Assistant Librarian for Instruction Services

Coordinates all course-related information literacy instruction, primarily for upper division courses and in the major, within a strong and growing instruction program.  Serves as liaison to online learning programs with responsibility for developing and delivering library services that support distance learning and teaching.  Coordinates reference service, including hiring and training both part-time reference librarians and peer reference assistants.  Seeks and implements innovations in and also assesses quality and effectiveness of reference services. Develops and maintains web pages that support instruction and reference.  Works closely with classroom faculty to promote instruction and reference service.  As liaison to designated academic programs, teaches information literacy sessions, selects library materials, and conducts research consultations within these disciplines.  Serves as instruction team member in the First Year Experience program.  Acts as primary copyright expert within the library.  Coordinates and assesses research consultation services.  Collaborates with the Writing Center on initiatives, programs, and services of mutual interest.

Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services

Leads a staff of three in the delivery of front-line library services: circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserves, stacks maintenance, and work/study student management.  Sets policy for, implements innovations in, and assesses the quality and effectiveness of all access services areas.  Mediates difficult circulation problems with library users.  Develops and maintains web pages that support access services.  Promotes and publicizes library resources, services, and events through the library web page, social media, digital signage, email, and print.  Creates marketing materials independently and in conjunction with the MSMC Marketing Department.  Collaborates with faculty and staff across campus and within the library to plan and carry out diverse events relevant to MSMC academic programs.  Coordinates the library's overall web site and social media efforts, as well as its digital signage and room reservations systems.  Conducts website usability testing.  As liaison to designated academic programs, teaches information literacy sessions, selects library materials, and conducts research consultations within these disciplines.  Serves as instruction team member in First Year Experience program.  Provides general reference service.  Collaborates with Residence Life on educational and cultural programming.  Works with Admissions, as primary library contact, for open house, library tours, and student/parent orientations.  Responsible for exhibits and displays within the library.  Develops the library schedule each semester.

Appointment

These are 12-month, tenure-track positions, reporting to the Director of the Library.  To earn promotion and tenure, library faculty must meet performance expectations for teaching effectiveness, research and scholarship, and service to college and community.

Review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.  For more information about the positions and the application process, please visit Jobs at the Library on the Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center website.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Data Curation Specialist (2 positions), Research Data Service, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Positions Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. These are 12 month, 100% time Academic Professional positions with the new Research Data Service program headquartered at the University Library.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Research Data Service seeks innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professionals for two Data Curation Specialist positions. The candidates will advance the campus' Research Data Service program (http://researchdataservice.illinois.edu) by directly partnering with researchers and units to manage, curate, publish, and archive research data. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in enabling world-class, data-driven research.

Specific areas of activity include but are not limited to:

  • Advise and assist researchers in adoption and adaptation of best practices for the management of research data;
  • Utilize experience working with different qualitative and quantitative data types and formats including numeric, geospatial, image, and video, etc. to effectively steward data;
  • Advise and assist in development of workflows for the creation of metadata and provenance information for datasets from a variety of campus research efforts;
  • Perform format assessment and migration support;
  • Provide expert analysis of technical requirements; identify and recommend potential software and tools for data re-use, management, and curation;
  • Assist researchers in preparation and deposition of datasets into institutional or discipline-specific repositories

The positions will require the ability to identify and prioritize needs, establish protocols, and creatively problem-solve both independently and as part of a team.  The candidates will play an important role in the campus' new Research Data Service at the University Library by interfacing with campus researchers, data service librarians, and the Research Data Service group.  This will include participating in continued planning and development of campus-wide services, tools, and infrastructure for research data as well as applying information science curation, preservation, and archiving principles.

Environment: Headquartered in the University Library, the Research Data Service is a partnership between the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Library, GSLIS, CITES, and NCSA.  The service provides the Illinois Research Community with the expertise, tools, and infrastructure necessary to manage and steward research data.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two years' experience working in an academic research environment OR an advanced degree in an informatics-oriented or research-oriented discipline
  • Data management experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with researchers from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once, to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work in teams

Preferred:

  • Advanced degree in an informatics-oriented or research-oriented discipline
  • Two or more years of professional experience managing research data including compliance with funding agency requirements
  • Familiarity with database or repository structure and development
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and vet resources and tools for data sharing, analysis, and archiving

Salary: Salary is competitive and 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 & 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/.

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 must be received by December 8, 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).

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


City Librarian, Denver Public Library, Denver, CO

Connecting people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives, and strengthen the community.  Join the Denver Public Library (http://www.denverlibrary.org/) Commission and staff as they work to make this mission a reality for their city.  The eight-member Library Commission seeks an energetic and enthusiastic leader to serve as City Librarian for the City and County of Denver and build on its outstanding program of services and collaboration--and achieve even greater levels of excellence and community participation. Library staff (530.75 FTEs) and 1,748 volunteers (50 FTEs) serve the 664,293 citizens of Denver with a budget of $40.3 million and 25 locations, including the iconic Central Library, with its rich special collections and resources, the Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library, 23 other city branches, and an active bookmobile and outreach program.  In 2013 DPL welcomed more than 4.3 million visitors, circulated over 9.8 million items, saw a 37% increase in eBook downloads, conducted technology classes for over 7,900 attendees, and worked with more than 41,000 children in the DPL Summer of Reading program.  The Library enjoys strong financial support from the City of Denver, as well as from foundations, business organizations, individuals, and the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation.

Healthy, Active, Innovative, Culturally Diverse... and with a winning football team--that's how people typically describe the Denver area. With 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty, Denver is a spectacular city.  Located at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Denver's stunning architecture, award-winning dining, and unparalleled views are all here, year-round. Denver is the 23rd most populous city in the U.S. with 2.7 million people in the metro area. For more about the Library, the City, and Denver's many cultural, educational, and recreational amenities, see http://www.gossagesager.com/dpllinks.htm.

Responsibilities:  The City Librarian works with the Library Commission and staff to develop long-term plans and directions for the Library program and services for an increasingly multicultural and multilingual population; plans and directs the overall operations and management of the Library; provides effective team development and leadership to the staff; works collaboratively with City elected and appointed leaders; and works in partnership with civic organizations, agencies, and elected officials at the state and national level.  The City Librarian functions with a strong latitude for independent action within the scope of organizational policy set by the Commission. See City Librarian (http://www.gossagesager.com/denverjobdesc.pdf) for the complete job description.

Qualifications:  An MLS from an ALA-accredited program and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in upper-level administrative/managerial roles in a library serving an urban population; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position. Essential attributes include excellent interpersonal and communication/listening skills; ability to create and implement a shared vision of excellent library service; skill in leading a diverse team of library professionals in setting and achieving goals; a thorough knowledge of financial management and budgeting; collaboration and consensus-building skills; and a solid understanding of philosophy and trends in the library and information technology fields, with the ability to effectively apply them locally. Experience at the senior executive level in an urban public library, an advanced degree in business, public administration or a similar field, and success reporting to a policy-making board or commission are highly desirable.

Compensation:  The starting salary range is $130,000-160,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information inquire by email or phone to Bradbury Associates/ Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com). To start the application process, send a cover letter and current resume as Word or PDF documents to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com. This position closes January 4, 2014.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics Librarian and Head, Mathematics Research Library, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

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.

The Mathematics Research Library

The Mathematics Research Library is one of eight branch libraries on the Seattle campus. The Mathematics Research Library provides virtual and on-site research support and access to materials in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, and Statistics. The Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics Librarian and Head, Mathematics Research Library reports to the Acting Head, Branch Libraries and is a member of the Branch Libraries' management team. 

The Position

The University of Washington Libraries seeks an enthusiastic librarian committed to providing excellent reference services, research consultations, outreach, instruction services, and collection development for the departments of Physics, Astronomy, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics. As Head, Mathematics Research Library this position is also responsible for the overall management of the library, its programs and services, for building the collections and for supervising the staff.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

  • Serves as librarian for Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, and is responsible for outreach to students and faculty in these areas, ensuring that they are provided with high quality collection development, reference and research assistance, instruction, and other appropriate services and support as described in the UW Libraries' Subject Librarian Position Description Framework. 
  • Provides leadership and direction for the Mathematics Research Library. Establishes policies, programs and services within the context of the University of Washington Libraries' current priorities, objectives, and user needs. Develops long-range and short-term plans to implement programs and services.
  • Participates in the University Libraries virtual reference service.
  • Participates in the University Libraries' Science Teaching Community.
  • Develops and maintains LibGuide class and research guides and other materials for Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics.
  • Supervises Library Technician Lead and is responsible for smooth operation of the Mathematics Research Library. Contributes to and supports operational success in the unit.
  • Has primary responsibility for creation and maintenance of the Mathematics Research Library web pages.
  • Using the Libraries' Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines, communicates effectively and positively with coworkers, supervisors and supervisees.
  • Contributes to the development of Libraries policies, programs and services and to the achievement of Libraries objectives.
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Minimum of one year of experience working in public services in an academic library.
  • Experience in providing information literacy instruction or other instruction experience.
  • Collection development and management experience in an academic library.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or Astronomy. 

Salary

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

Rank:

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant 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, Academic Human Resources Librarian)
  • 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, one of which must be your current supervisor (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 January 30, 2015.

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

The Mathematics Research Library Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/math

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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian, Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, CA

The Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position for a Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian. Responsibilities include: Providing leadership and planning for the Metadata and Resource Description Unit. Cataloging includes original, contributed, and copy cataloging of all formats, authority control, database maintenance, and special projects. Develop metadata creation and ingest procedures for the institutional repository (IR). Establish policies; develop procedures; set goals; design and monitor workflow; adopt and implement new technologies. Serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments.

Required: An MLS from an ALA accredited library school/institution (or equivalent). Required experience: cataloging and/or metadata creation using an ILS and a bibliographic utility (such as OCLC); knowledge of institutional repository mechanics, architecture, and metadata creation; knowledge of current cataloging standards; awareness of emerging trends and technologies in resource description; ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2015. Visit http://jobs.fresnostate.edu for more information and complete vacancy announcement. California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Metadata and Cataloging Services Librarian Job Opening

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Technical Services Library/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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Care Management and Population Health Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

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.

Health Sciences Library

Our Health Sciences Library has an outstanding opportunity for a Care Management and Population Health Librarian to develop a responsive way of supporting the residents, faculty, and administrators working on transforming UW into an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and improving graduate medical education (GME) training models. With our medical director for care management, DC Dugdale, M.D., who is taking the lead for UW Medicine, the Accountable Care Act is creating new models for healthcare delivery systems, and demands for increased accountability, quality and safety. This position will work closely with the Associate Director for Administration & Liaison Services to develop a systematic plan to integrate knowledge resources, tools, and librarian services into GME and ACO efforts at the University of Washington. Integration into the healthcare delivery system and residents' clinical experience activities will be a primary objective of this position. Based in Seattle, WA, this position will interact with clinical librarians at other institutions and serve as a contact person for UW Medical Center. UW Medical Center is part of the UW Medicine health system, which also includes Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

General Position Description

The Care Management and Population Health Librarian (CMPHL) works to identify and develop new and existing opportunities to partner with the diverse clinical community across the UW hospital system, whose mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists and other health professionals. This newly created position will help advance UW Medicine's efforts as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Reporting to the Associate Director for Administration & Liaison Services, the primary duty of the Care Management and Population Health Librarian is to engage the clinical enterprise in knowledge-based care and provide the latest evidence-based integrated support for library and partner initiatives within the UW hospitals and clinics. This position will work to identify new roles for the library within the realms of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), patient safety, team-based care, LEAN processes, and performance management in the clinical setting. Additionally, this role will work closely with other members of the Public & Research Services team to maximize cross collaboration between clinical and educational initiatives taking place within the six UW health science schools.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

In working with University of Washington Medical Center, the CMPHL identifies partnerships, new roles and opportunities for librarians within care management and the clinical enterprise; collaboratively works with colleagues to develop tools and strategies that assist UWMC administrators move the system to an accountable care organization (ACO) framework; develops expertise on programs like the Affordable Care Act and identifies how changes may impact library collections and services; working with the Clinical Librarian at UWMC, identifies unique needs of patients and clinicians in the primary care setting and develops resources focused on preventive medicine and chronic care; identifies and serves on various hospital committees related to initiatives such as developing LEAN processes, patient safety, guideline development, and similar topics; provides research assistance in the development of hospital policies, guidelines of care, and process improvement initiatives; provides curricular support for Graduate Medical Education; develops tools to assess and respond to the various needs of practicing clinicians to improve patient outcomes and hospital processes; works with various stakeholder groups including physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, students and administrators to provide evidence-based patient care in the inpatient and outpatient setting; and serves as the primary contact and support person for clinical personnel regarding HSL services.

In serving as a Liaison, the CMPHL provides comprehensive reference services in response to requests for information on relevant health subjects; responds to e-mail, telephone, or in-person requests from staff, using the full spectrum of print and electronic library resources and facilities available; serves as the liaison to the Graduate Medical Education program; works collaboratively on difficult information requests; prepares literature searches and bibliographies on requested topics; provides instruction in the use of print and electronic resources, bibliographic management software, and UW Libraries and WWAMI resources; provides back up support for the curriculum, including IPE; assists in class instruction program in designing and writing training plans and class manuals and in hands-on instruction; evaluates electronic resources pertinent to the Library's programs; serves on the collection development team; and develops and maintains Website/Intranet content using a content management system; as well as maintains and develops LibGuides.

As a member of the Public & Research Services team, works within the Public & Research Services unit and Health Sciences Library; identifies goals and develops strategies to meet them; collaborates with other P&RS team members; helps assess services and projects; identifies goals and objectives and develops strategies to meet them; recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and shares responsibility for logistics and administrative tasks; contributes towards all narrative reports prepared by the UW Libraries; and performs other duties as necessary.

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.
  • Minimum of two years professional work experience in a health sciences library
  • Positive leadership style and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with strategic planning and project management
  • Proven ability to develop and manage complex literature searches
  • Established record of successful partnerships with campus and consortial organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practice and its application within a variety of health science disciplines
  • Familiarity with a variety of point of care tools and other applicable resources to the clinical setting
  • Demonstrated comfort level with new and emerging technologies
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially within a team
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and knowledge of trends/best practices to effectively build communication within a team or organization
  • Familiarity or experience with administering or developing performance measurement tools and assessments

Preferred

  • AHIP accreditation
  • Familiarity with the nuances of systematic review or guideline development
  • Demonstrated ability to implement projects outside of the library setting
  • Previous hospital library or clinical care experience
  • Record of involvement in professional organizations and record of scholarly activities

Salary

$50,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.  

Rank

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant 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, one of which must be your current supervisor (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 pm, January 16, 2015.

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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


User Experience Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Library, Urbana, IL

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

Responsibilities:  The University of Illinois Library's Office of User Services seeks an energetic, creative, and highly collaborative librarian to initiate and coordinate a range of activities to enhance users' interactions with the Library and its resources.  As part of a cross-departmental initiative (including user-facing services and IT personnel), the User Experience (UX) Librarian will investigate, plan, and develop projects to improve user engagement across Library online and physical services.  Working collaboratively to enhance and extend existing expertise within the Library, the UX Librarian will lead efforts to improve the ease of use, visual appeal, adoptability, and desirability of library websites, services, and facilities.

Specific duties include:

  • Coordinate library-wide efforts to design a consistent user experience across physical and online service points;
  • Take a lead role in collaborations with Library IT and other stakeholders in the iterative design and testing of the Library's web presence and online services;
  • Work with the Library Assessment Coordinator, develop ongoing programs for incorporating user input into the design and delivery of library systems and services;
  • Work with library colleagues to synthesize and disseminate findings of usability testing and related user studies throughout the library;
  • Participate in professional development and service activities to increase and spread knowledge about UX in academic libraries;
  • Conduct original research that will shape the user experience field.

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 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 UX Librarian will report to the Associate University Librarian for User Services.  As a member of the Office of User Services, he/she will join other faculty and academic professionals with broad responsibilities for coordinating library assessment, information literacy services and instruction, and staff development and training. 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Masters in Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science, Art and Design, or a related field;
  • Knowledge of website design, development, implementation, standards, and accessibility/usability guidelines;
  • Knowledge of information architecture principles;
  • Experience with common web usability testing techniques;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience working in a team environment.

Preferred:

  • 2-3 years relevant professional experience;
  • Demonstrated success applying user experience methodologies such as focus groups and ethnographic research;
  • Experience working in a library or educational environment;
  • Familiarity with web content management systems, APIs, and/or web analytics;
  • Knowledge of interaction design, user interface design, and/or graphic design;
  • Familiarity with various software used for conducting usability testing and analysis;
  • Coursework in user experience research methods;
  • Experience with project management;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Evidence of research, publication and service consonant with university standards for tenure.

Salary and Rank: Salary and rank 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 the 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 we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before November 26, 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).

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Director, Taxonomy and Information Architecture, Ralph Lauren, New York, NY

Please submit all resumes directly to: Myrna.Newman@RalphLauren.com

JOB TITLE: Director, Taxonomy and Information Architecture

DIVISION: Product Management; User Experience

Position Summary

The Director, Taxonomy and Information Architecture is responsible for designing, building and maintaining an intuitive and comprehensive navigation and information architecture structure to optimize product discovery and findability in our digital experiences. This role will include leading the design of product and content taxonomies, recommending supporting tools and processes and participating in the development and maintenance of a master data program. This role requires proven vision, technical depth, advanced data and analytical skills, and strong cross-functional communication and partnership. It offers the opportunity to partner with User Experience designers and the digital Product Management team in designing features and functionality that showcase Ralph Lauren's merchandise and brand, and that deliver significant and measurable business and customer impact.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the design and development of eCommerce hierarchies that are based on business and user requirements, support our customers' search and browse needs, and fulfill Ralph Lauren's enterprise information management needs.
  • Develop and ensure the implementation of product attribute best practices that provide consistency and increase the 'findability" of online products.
  • Ensure that content and product attributes comply with guided navigation schemas, page templates and cross-sell functionality.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to enhance and innovate search and browse experiences on Ralph Lauren's customer-facing digital properties, ensuring that products and supporting content end up in the right place for customers and employees.
  • Participate in identifying customer behavior and attitudinal patterns through methodologies like card sorts, click-stream and log analysis, usability studies, task analysis, and field observation.
  • Conduct content and metadata audits and analyze behavior and attitudinal pattern data to make intelligent decisions on optimizing taxonomy navigation structures. 
  • Identify and document links and relationships among Ralph Lauren's customer-facing information assets across channels and modalities.
  • Participate in investigation and recommendations for taxonomy technology solutions that address business needs.
  • Use information management and data governance best practices for the structure, organization and management of product information and supporting customer facing-content.
  • Manage content and product hierarchies and taxonomies to support driving relevant content and revenue driving features.
  • Provide end user training as needed on taxonomy maintenance, tagging, and administrative tools.
  • Participate in creation and implementation of taxonomy and hierarchy governance, ensuring that customer facing taxonomy-related goals and strategies are being executed effectively and efficiently.

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Information Management or Library and Information Science preferred
  • 3-5 years taxonomy and information management experience in eCommerce Product Taxonomy implementations and optimizations required or consumer technology capacity
  • Ability to self-organize multiple tasks and to complete them on time with a clear focus on quantitative results
  • Demonstrated bias for action with strengths in problem solving, issue-resolution, ability to work in a deadline driven work environment, attention to detail, and ability to multitask
  • High level of intellectual curiosity and can successfully operate in ambiguity
  • Foundational knowledge of Search Engine Optimization technologies and best practices and current data standards and master data principles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to maximize relationships in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to put team before self and be energetically collaborative
  • Compelling and effective at communicating with and presenting to senior management
  • Passionate about building great products and solving customer and business problems

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Senior Systems Librarian, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Job Description:

Reporting to the Head of Application Support (Library), the Senior Systems Librarian is a key position with responsibility on providing high-quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources to the entire Emory university campus. The Senior Systems Librarian is an expert in library systems and works collaboratively with a wide range of libraries and units to support the discoverability of library resources in both the physical and digital realms. The position works as part of a department that provides services to all libraries of Emory University. This enterprise-wide department is a key component of Emory's integrated information technology-library ecosystem. This Senior Systems Librarian position contributes to the continuous improvement, extension, and integration of the Library's various systems and increasingly sophisticated search tools, including the library service platform, integrated library system, discovery layer, website, ERM, knowledge base management, institutional repository, and other digital delivery platforms in support of faculty and student teaching, learning, research and scholarship. Specific duties of the incumbent include the following:

  • Serves as a Systems Librarian for the Emory Libraries including Robert W. Woodruff Library, Woodruff Health Sciences Library, Goizueta Business Library, Oxford College Library, Macmillan Law Library, and Pitts Theology Library. 
  • Pivotal member of the Library Applications Support Team heading up the systems administrative process of an enterprise migration from ILS to LSP (Library Services Platform) infrastructure. 
  • Assists in administrating the core library systems including integrated library system (Ex Libris)/library services platform as well as search and discovery (PRIMO) ensuring successful delivery of integrated services that provide seamless user access to resources in the discovery layer. 
  • Develops and maintains working knowledge of the university's teaching, learning, and research programs and initiatives, and its academic goals and plans, to ensure that search, discovery, and delivery services of the library system meet and anticipate faculty and student needs. 
  • Monitors the market regarding implementation of new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems such as next generation library catalogs, aggregated discovery tools, research and collaboration systems, instructional technology, digital archives, and simulation and presentation tools. 
  • Works with usability specialists to assess user needs and expectations on a regular and ongoing basis to inform the direction of the program and the ongoing development of search, discovery, and delivery services. Works with department and library staff to employ formal usability testing and data analysis to assess the effectiveness of services and technologies. 

To view the full position posting, please visit http://web.library.emory.edu/about/employment/librarian.html

Application Procedures

Applications and nominations for the position are welcome and must be sent to Linda Nodine via email (eul-libjobs@emory.edu). Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:

  1. letter of application describing qualifications and experience;
  2. current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and
  3. on a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor. 

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Web Services Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, AL

Responsibilities:

The University of Alabama seeks an energetic, flexible, and innovative applicant for the position of Web Services Librarian to work in a team environment with other library faculty and staff. Reporting to the Head of Web Services, the Web Services Librarian will maintain our discovery system application, and assist in managing, maintaining and extending the University Libraries' web presence. The Web Services Librarian will also work closely with faculty and staff to ensure that content is accessible, accurate, timely, and appropriate.

The Web Services Librarian primary duties:

  • Serve as the primary manager and point of contact for the University Libraries' EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) application and be responsible for coordinating and resolving issues as well as finding, developing, and implementing enhancements.
  • Work with other members of the Web Services Department in the management of our WordPress installations (blogs, library web site, etc.) and other applicable content management systems.
  • Help manage additional web applications and tools that enhance access to collections for University of Alabama patrons, further the Web Services Department's activities, and facilitate the work of library employees, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Engage in development and management work with Drupal, WordPress, and Omeka.
  • Engage in design activity using Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks or similar applications.
  • Assist in web development using HTML, CSS and various JavaScript libraries (Bootstrap, jQuery) as well as PHP and MySQL.
  • Maintain currency with web technologies, software, tools, and solutions and participate in evaluation, assessment, and training efforts.

Qualifications:

Required: A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent degree in a relevant area (Instructional Technology, Information Systems, etc.).

The Web Services Librarian position also requires:

  • Some experience working with discovery applications, content management systems, and database-driven web sites and applications.
  • Demonstrable general web design & development experience using HTML 5 and CSS.
  • Some experience or familiarity with front-end development libraries (Bootstrap, jQuery, etc.) and techniques (AJAX fetching and JSON data arrays).
  • Familiarity with PHP/MySQL or similar web application frameworks.
  • Knowledge of information architecture, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web.
  • Knowledge of responsive web design.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Aptitude and desire to learn new technologies.
  • Initiative, flexibility, organization, precision, and excellent problem solving skills are a must.

Preferred:

  • Experience with the EBSCO Discovery Service or other library discovery system(s).
  • One-year experience in a library setting, preferably academic.
  • Knowledge of current web accessibility (ADA/WCAG 2.0+) standards and how these standards affect web design and patron access.
  • Demonstrable experience with WordPress development and design (APIs, management, theming, etc.).
  • Knowledge of HTTP and other communication protocols.
  • Strong interest in emerging technologies, library technology trends, general trends in librarianship and higher education that affect library technology.
  • Working knowledge of XML.
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux variant server environments.

Environment:

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a growing community with a population of 80,000 residents, approximately 45 minutes southwest of Birmingham. The campus is noted for its historical architecture, traditions, and Natural History Museum and unique geographical location. Current enrollment is approximately 36,000 FTE and the university enjoys a positive fiscal climate. The community and surrounding area offer a broad range of cultural and recreational activities. The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HATHI Trust, and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, Gorgas Library serves Alabama libraries and the public. The Libraries' homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.

Salary/Benefits:

Full-time position for non-tenure-earning renewable appointment of up to three years (annual renewal based upon satisfactory performance review, need, and funding). Non-tenure track faculty hold faculty rank. Competitive salary. Excellent benefits. Moving allowance may be available. 

To Apply:

Please apply online at www.jobs.ua.edu. A letter of application, resume, and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be included.

Position open until filled. Applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration. 

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

The George A. Smathers Libraries of the University of Florida is seeking a Metadata Librarian is a new tenure track library faculty position in the Cataloging and Metadata Department at the University of Florida Libraries. The incumbent establishes processes that facilitate user discovery and access to library resources through the application of various metadata standards and best practices. In consultation and collaboration with UF colleagues and project teams, the Metadata Librarian creates and revises metadata at the local and network level for special collections and other material to ensure broad access, promotes the Libraries' holdings, and supports discovery of electronic resources and digitized collections. The Metadata Librarian advises on ontology and metadata schema development within the context of emerging linked data and semantic web applications as well as on metadata and information organization needs. Utilizing batch loading and editing tools, the Metadata Librarian improves access, actionability, and processing of library resources while achieving workflow efficiencies.

As a Cataloging and Metadata Department faculty member, the Metadata Librarian will contribute to local policy and procedure decisions, develop and assess workflows, and seek creative approaches for managing metadata. The Metadata Librarian pursues professional development opportunities and engages in research, publication, and professional association activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and, consequently, the Metadata Librarian 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 Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities.

The search will remain open until December 14, 2014, and review of applications will begin on November 16, 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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Director, Mitchell College of Business Learning Resources Center, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Essential Functions

Administers the Mitchell College of Business Library's services and resources to include: instruction, reference, planning, policies, personnel, collection and resource development, and the daily operation of the Learning Resource Center (LRC).

Provides both on-line and in-person reference service and research support; teaches course related instruction sessions; develops and promotes information literacy instruction related to business research; creates and maintains online research guides and other digital learning products; evaluates and selects electronic resources and participates in overall collection development and serves as the LRC liaison with the University Libraries; supervises staff to include assigning duties, checking work, approving time off, signing timesheets, preparing performance evaluations, and handling disciplinary issues; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and additional hours as required; related duties as required.  

Minimum Requirements

Master's degree in library science from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama and two years of professional experience as a business librarian. An additional advanced degree in a business related discipline, preferably an MBA, is highly preferred. Experience with information technology and library systems is preferred. Evidence of successful supervisory, interpersonal, organization, communication and leadership skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collegially with diverse constituencies including faculty, staff, and students, both in-person and online.

Candidates can view http://www.cityofmobile.org for information about the Mobile area.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Librarian, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

Our Mission:

As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student, Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all.

Please apply at https://jobs.sbcc.edu

11/12/14

11/14-R6

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 11:59 PM PST.

Essential Functions of Position:

Commencing Fall 2015, a full-time, tenure-track Librarian position will be available in the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library. We are seeking applicants who can participate in a dynamic team environment dedicated to collaboration, creativity, and innovation. We have a commitment to excellent customer service and student success.

Responsibilities include managing and coordinating the library's online presence, library website and web services, and online resources; daily maintenance and administration of the integrated library system; collaborating with campus technology to maintain technology infrastructure; and helping to create and maintain online instructional tools. Responsibilities also include providing reference services, both face-to-face and virtual, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources and teaching classes in information competency/library skills, and collection development. Other responsibilities include full participation in departmental responsibilities and college service (such as committee assignments, co-curricular activities).

Additional responsibilities for this position available here.

Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must meet one of these criteria:

  1. Master's degree in library science, or library and information science, OR
  2. Combination of education and other accomplishments that is equivalent to the above. (If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement that presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g., transcripts, publications, and other work products.); OR
  3. Possession of a lifetime California Community College Librarian Credential.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in an academic library, preferably a community college.
  • Demonstrated experience using web development tools (for instance, Linux / Apache / MySQL / PHP / CSS); ability to design and manage websites, conduct usability studies, adhere to web accessibility standards, and create web pages which use responsive design principles.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining blogs, videos, screencasts, and audio podcasts, and other web technologies; experience implementing, integrating and evaluating technologies and services.
  • Experience in selecting and integrating electronic resources for peer review, product trials and selection, and producing reports to monitor usage of digital resources.
  • Experience in administration, support and enhancement of a variety of library technology infrastructure tools and techniques, including an integrated library system, link resolvers, proxy server, and service configurations.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching library research skills and information competency, including using instructional technology and online learning objects for delivery of instruction and interaction with students.
  • Experience in working with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic, and disability backgrounds, with a wide variance of information-seeking skills and technological competence.
  • Knowledge of digital repository projects and metadata development and maintenance for local digital collections.
  • Demonstrated skill in using a variety of devices, including mobile platforms, and Window and Mac platforms for multiple applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment and collaborate with various departmental service units.

Salary & Personnel Benefits:

The current salary schedule range for a entering tenure-track faculty member is $55,435-$85,364, plus an earned doctoral bonus of $2,771.75. Depending on the entry step, the faculty member increases one step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $96,656, depending on the educational level attained. Starting salary is commensurate with academic
preparation and full-time related, paid experience. In addition to salary each full-time employee participates in a "cafeteria style" Health & Welfare Benefits Program.

Application Deadline/Screening:

Completed online applications must be submitted by Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 11:59 PM PST.

Required Application Documents: (The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online
application system.)

  1. Online District Application form @ https://jobs.sbcc.edu
  2. Cover letter addressing the applicant's experience and the desirable qualifications listed in this announcement.
  3. CV or Resume.
  4. If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the "Applicant Documents" section entitled, "Other". The statement presents the basis for this claim and submits supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications, other products.
  5. Copy of college transcripts.**
  6. A minimum list of three professional references, with contact information, is required on the online application under "Professional References". A maximum of six professional references may be submitted if desired. These references will be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for the position. These references should be able to critically assess your work qualifications and job performance. Preferred references include: current department chair, immediate past department chair, current Dean, immediate past Dean, one current faculty colleague and one current student, or appropriate equivalent references.
  7. Letters of recommendation are not required but are strongly preferred by the committee. You may attach up to three letters of recommendation found under "Applicant Documents" in the field entitled, "Letters of Reference or Confidential Placement File".

**Please scan transcripts & certificates/licenses, if applicable, and submit electronically as attachments to your online application. If you experience technical difficulties attaching your transcripts electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

**Foreign Transcripts:
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from an official USA certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to the online application. For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation
services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

Application Procedure:

To be considered for this position, a complete online application including all required application documents (listed above) must be submitted via https://jobs.sbcc.edu by the above application deadline (please see above instructions to applicants). It is important that the online District Application form (Item #1 above) be complete and specific to fully indicate education, experience and other qualifications of the applicant. "See Resume" is not acceptable.

You may attach additional supporting material to the online application under "Applicant Documents" section entitled, "Other." If you apply for more than one position, copies of all the required documents must be attached separately for each position. Applications and all documents submitted become the property of SBCC and are retained electronically.

Please Note: You will receive a confirmation number when your application has been successfully submitted online.

Selection Procedure:

Online applications will be initially reviewed by the selection committee, who will recommend candidates for personal interviews at SBCC. A teaching demonstration and in-person interview will be required for selected applicants. After the initial interviews have been conducted, the committee, the Department Chair, and the Dean will recommend the top candidates to the Superintendent/President for a final interview. The successful candidate's name will then be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.

Please Note: Santa Barbara City College regrets that applicants cannot be reimbursed for expenses related to the application or interview process, including travel expenses.

Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:

If you are selected for an interview and need special services or facilities to participate in the interview, please contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

General Requirements to be submitted Upon Offer of Employment:

  • Satisfactory results from prescribed job-related medical examination, including recent evidence of freedom from active tuberculosis.
  • Satisfactory fingerprint report.
  • Documentation verifying identity and United States citizenship or authorization that you have the right to work in the United States permanently and do not now or in the future require sponsorship by Santa Barbara City College or other hiring institutions.
  • Official transcripts conferring college degrees indicated on the employment application.

WORKING CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ENVIRONMENT:

Indoor instructional laboratory and classroom work environment
Subject to variable work hours
Driving a vehicle to conduct work
Constant interruptions

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (with or without provision of responsible accommodation)

Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Ability to remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for an extended period of time.
Communicating and expressing oneself clearly on a variety of topics in conversations with, and presentations to, staff, students, and members of the community.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
Reaching, bending and stooping to retrieve materials.
Lifting, carrying materials to and from teaching location.
Pushing, pulling assistive tools for transporting materials.
Regular operation of a computer keyboard, calculator, and other normal office equipment.
Reading a variety of complex materials.
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of Community College Students.
Mobility as required on campus and between locations as able to monitor student activities required.

For all Full Time Faculty openings, deadlines, and link to online application, please visit our website at: https://jobs.sbcc.edu

Santa Barbara City College,
721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394
(805) 965-0581Ext. 2258
Interviews by Invitation Only

SBCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or physical or mental disability, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Research Data Management Librarian, New York University Libraries, New York, NY

Description:

The New York University Libraries seeks a librarian to plan and develop services to meet scholars' needs for consultation and assistance with research data management. This position works as a member of the NYU Data Services, consulting with faculty, graduate students, and other researchers on data management planning and data curation activities; developing instructional programming and documentation to support scholars in this area; and working with technical colleagues in NYU's IT organization and the Digital Library Technology Services group (which is responsible for the libraries' repository and digitization infrastructures) to adapt, design, and develop tools and repository services for storing and sharing research data. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to provide high quality assistance to our researchers.

Responsibilities:

This new position will play a key role in NYU's mission by establishing strong collaborative relationships with researchers, and developing, delivering, and promoting new services in response to their rapidly expanding needs in data management. The position will be responsible for spearheading the consultation and instructional services in this area by developing a flexible curriculum on data management; meeting with researchers in individual and group settings to consult on projects, planning, and best practices; exploring and piloting base-line services in curation practices and techniques; and creating documentation and guidelines related to scholars' emerging data management needs. Other activities may include ongoing assessment and monitoring of researcher needs, proactive development of knowledge and expertise in data management issues across disciplines and domains, and advising researchers on how to meet the data management and open data requirements of publishers and federal funding agencies. This individual will be central to efforts to design appropriate data repository and storage infrastructure for researchers across the University.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • 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.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a related field, or equivalent education and experience, ideally including a combination of direct research experience and experience in a support role such as in a library, archive, or information technology setting
  • Working knowledge of data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and tolerant of ambiguity
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications across a variety of disciplines

Preferred:

  • An advanced degree in a relevant subject/field, preferably in the sciences or social sciences
  • Experience working with digital repository or content management systems.
  • Experience creating and implementing targeted outreach programs
  • Experience creating metadata and applying best practices to managed content
  • Experience with grant writing and federal agency policies

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:  Attractive benefits package, including five weeks annual vacation. Salary is 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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Research Analyst, Sutter Hill Ventures, Palo Alto, CA

Organization: Sutter Hill Ventures

Organizational Contact: Holly Marr, holly@shv.com

Position Title: Research Analyst

Location: Palo Alto, California, USA

Opening Statement/Job Description:

At Sutter Hill Ventures, the library scientist is a Research Analyst who plays a vital part in designing, maintaining, and optimizing a high-tech information system. The research analyst will:

  • Refine and implement the proprietary classification system in use at Sutter Hill.
  • Write best-practices documentation for using and maintaining the system.
  • Establish curation goals, strategies, and maintenance schedules.
  • Execute fast-paced, very high-volume work requirements in an organized and efficient manner.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • B.A. or M.A. in Library or Information Science.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, a strong bias towards accuracy, high throughput, and team oriented production.
  • Some fundamental requirements: quick hands at the keyboard, a good eye for patterns, zeal for rare objects.

Application Instructions:

  • Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references by email to Holly Marr, holly@shv.com.
  • Be sure to include indicators of academic excellence on your resume.
  • Letters of recommendation for significant contributions to systems of classification in either work or academic settings are encouraged but not required.

Work hours: Full-time position generally 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, 40 hours per week.

Compensation: $40,000-$60,000 annual compensation, based upon qualifications, with bonuses and generous benefits.

Closing Date: June 1st, 2015

Open to Spring 2015 Graduates

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


Applications Analyst II (Business Analyst), Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Position Description:

1. Job Purpose

Performs duties related to the development, review and assessment of business processes within the Clemson University Foundation, Development Enterprise, and any other functions that utilize the Advancement software applications. Focuses on the effective use of resources, both people and technology, in the execution of the University's mission. Functions in a liaison capacity, combining expertise in fundraising and analysis with translation of users' business requirements into system deployments and/or business process changes. Acts as a change agent to help facilitate effective deployments/modifications to current practices.

2. Job Functions

Process Documentation

Consults with functional unit management and personnel to identify, define and document business needs and objectives, current operational procedures, problems, input and output requirements, and levels of systems access. Tracks and fully documents changes for functional and business specifications.  Writes detailed universally understood procedures for permanent records and for use in training.  E/30%

Systems Analysis

Acts as a liaison between departmental end-users and information technology analysts in the analysis, design, configuration, testing and maintenance of fundraising-related systems to ensure optimal operational performance.   Analyzes the feasibility of, and develops requirements for, new systems or enhancements to existing systems; ensures the system design fits the needs of the users.  Provides technical assistance in training, mentoring, and coaching professional and technical staff regarding effective process and systems utilization.   Provides work direction to one or more technical or clerical staff or acts as a team lead on designated projects or assignments.  E/25%

Systems Compliance

Establish monitoring system and metrics to allow determination of compliance effectiveness. Audit and monitor systems for adherence to compliancy.  E/20%

Assessment

Defines and documents customer business objectives, functions and processes.  Identifies opportunities for improving business processes through information systems and/or non-system driver changes; assists in the preparation of proposals to develop new systems and/or operational changes.  E/15%

Reporting

Researches and prepares statistical reports using data from computer systems and/or surveys. Consolidates information into cohesive and understandable correspondence or other written form for use in management decision-making.  E/10%

Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

A high school diploma and experience in computer system development and modification. A bachelor's degree in a related area may be substituted for the required work experience.

Preferred in Addition to the Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field, six months experience in higher education fundraising environment using The Raiser's Edge, and six months experience in programming/system development or modification.

Pay & Work Schedule:

Standard Hrs: 37.5; Band: 06 ($ 38,703.00 - $ 71,608.00)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of The Raiser's Edge, SQL, CASE standard fund-raising practices, strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, ability to solve problems and resolve difficulties using established guidelines. Tasks assigned to this level require both an in-depth and a broad understanding of problem identification, analysis and resolution. Specific duties will vary but will likely include a small portion of new development and maintenance, with the majority of time spent on data and systems integrity. In addition, a successful candidate should have knowledge of computer systems analysis, structured programming techniques, testing procedures, and documentation.

The Business Analyst operates under general or minimum supervision, and performs duties with broad latitude for judgment. Independently perform business process analysis; document, recommend, and make process and configuration changes to one or more operating functions, processes, or systems; and perform analysis to support management, IT, and end users.

Application Deadline:

October 31, 2014

Jeanne Clery Act:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas. As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution. For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources - Prospective Employees web page shown below:

http://www.clemson.edu/cao/humanresources/prospective/

Closing Statement:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/vhmj9d7

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Taxonomist, OppenheimerFunds, Denver, CO

External Job Description

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with business users to develop the appropriate metadata and terms to allow them to classify their content.
  • Analysis of stakeholder needs and communicate/partner effectively with subject matter experts to validate controlled vocabulary expansion and mappings.
  • Pinpoints terminology, attributes and categorization structures critical to data definition and retrieval in search.
  • Construct and maintain the enterprise taxonomy for use in classification and to enhance search; Gathers insights from multiple data sources and makes informed decisions to improve performance of search.
  • Develops analysis and make recommendations leading to improvement opportunities such as performing keyword level analytics, profiling, etc.

Experienced Required:

  • Experience in constructing and assessing taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, classification standards and metadata schemas that target search needs of the enterprise.
  • Knowledge of best practices around maintenance of taxonomies, thesauri, and control vocabularies.
  • Experience in developing process documentation and in producing taxonomy methodology guild lines.
  • Skilled at taxonomy enhancement through analysis of subject matter expert feedback, user metrics, and search log trends.
  • Experience with normalization and repurposing of third-party metadata and optimization of keywords from a variety of sources.
  • Familiarity with ontologies and current developments in industry.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.

Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Library Information Science, Information Architecture, Linguistics or other closely related analytical field or equivalent experience required.
  • Graduate training preferred.
  • MLIS degree is highly desirable.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a data analytics field preferred.
  • Experience with Concept Searching and SharePoint technologies preferred.
  • Experience with data modeling, taxonomy and schema development preferred.
  • Understanding of Information Management systems preferred.
  • Experience with information architecture and developing a controlled vocabulary/thesaurus preferred.

OFI Core Competencies

Leadership and Communication

Has passion to win; champions change and innovation; motivates others to follow despite ambiguity; addresses conflict and makes tough decisions; builds coalitions; does not place self before others; accepts ownership and accountability; inspires trust; fosters open communication.

Planning and Execution

Conducts careful and systematic analysis; drives for results; follows through on commitments; aligns, plans, develops and deploys coherent goals; ensures customer loyalty through continuously improving performance, products and services.

Business Insight

Understands business context; possesses necessary financial acumen and broad understanding of financial services; maximizes technology.

Personal Credibility

Is interpersonally savvy; peaks and presents effectively; continuously learns and grows; develops self; grasps development opportunities; breaks out of silos; listens to others; is successful and resilient.

Corporate Values

The candidate must be comfortable with continuous change and demonstrate commitment by abiding to OFI's Corporate Values:

  1. Excellence
  2. Integrity
  3. Collaboration
  4. Passion

Apply online!

OppenheimerFunds and its subsidiaries and affiliates provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in all employment functions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, and termination of employment.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


Assistant Director of Digital Strategies, Houston Public Library, Houston, TX

Link to a world of opportunities by joining the Houston Public Library (http://www.houstonlibrary.org/home) as the new Assistant Director of Digital Strategies (ADDS). Houston Public Library seeks a visionary and transformational leader with executive level skills and a commitment to customer service, creativity and innovation. The ADDS will play an essential role in helping to shape and lead HPL's future direction as a vital community partner delivering stellar technologies, materials, services and programs to Houston's residents.

The Houston Public Library serves 2.1 million citizens over 634 square miles through a network of 44 unique facilities. In 2012, the library staff circulated just under 7 million items to 4.2 million visitors. The award-winning Houston Public Library (HPL) is the largest public library system in the state of Texas and the seventh largest public library system in the United States. Through its multiple locations, outreach services, and virtual resources, HPL serves over 20,000 users a day and provides an impressive array of innovative services and programs for a diverse service population. HPL's 44 locations include 31 Neighborhood Libraries, four Regional Libraries, three Special Collection Libraries, four Express Libraries, one mobile unit (HPL Mobile Express), and a satellite library located in the Children's Museum of Houston.

Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, innovation, talent and first-class attractions that make it a world-class city. Long noted for excellence in healthcare systems and top ranked hospitals, Houston is home to The Texas Medical Center, the world's largest medical complex. Living in America's fourth largest city has its perks. Houston's Theater District is second only to New York City, giving Houstonians access to more than 500 cultural, performing and visual arts venues. Boasting the second lowest cost-of-living among American cities, Houston has a winning combination of low cost-of-living and high quality-of-life. With the most affordable housing of the nation's 10 most populated metropolitan areas, Houston offers a variety of choices. Houston's diverse population speaks more than 90 languages. This rich diversity not only fuels the city's vast cultural experiences but also more than satisfies the population's multiple international palates. With more than 11,000 award-winning restaurants, a wide variety of foods are offered from around the world. With all that Houston has to offer, it's no wonder that Houston topped Forbes Magazine's 2012 list of "America's Coolest Cities to Live." For additional information on the Library and the City, see Houston Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/Houstonlinks.htm).  

Responsibilities. Reporting to the Library Director, the Assistant Director of Digital Strategies provides overall vision, innovation, and leadership for HPL's Digital Services Team (DST); serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team; implements team building and development opportunities for DST to facilitate innovation and to ensure continuous delivery of effective, efficient, leading edge technology services; establishes and directs the strategic and tactical goals, policies and procedures for the division; identifies and addresses user needs and resolves problems in a timely manner; and develops and implements a system to continuously analyze and improve technology standards, procedures and policies across the library to gain efficiencies and improve processes. The ADDS works in partnership with the City of Houston Information Technology Services Department (HITS) to ensure HPL's compliance with city-wide technology standards, ensure optimal support for HPL's technology operations and provide general oversight for the Houston Area Library Automated Network (HALAN). HALAN is a consortium of libraries served by a common integrated library system (ILS) through contract with the City of Houston housed at HPL. (The HALAN Division Chief reports to the ADDS). See Assistant Director of Digital Strategies, http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802912, for the complete job description, responsibilities and required skills and abilities.

Qualifications. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a closely related field and seven or more years of professional experience. Experience must include at least three years in a managerial capacity. Additional qualifications include: a solid knowledge of current and future trends in technology; superior communication skills; demonstrated creativity and innovation in applying technological solutions; experience working in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment; ability to communicate and work collaboratively on all levels of the organization; and the ability to build and nurture community partnerships with agencies and organizations. A Master's Degree in Library Science or a related field and significant experience working with technology in a library environment are highly desirable.

Compensation. Salary range of $100,000.00 - $112,000.00 annually and an excellent fringe benefits package.

If you are a visionary and transformational leader with executive level skills and a commitment to customer service, creativity and innovation, Houston Public Library may be your next great opportunity. Contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, http://www.gossagesager.com/, via email or telephone for additional information. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com,  or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, and apply online on or before the closing date of December 14, 2014.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Health Sciences Curriculum Design Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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.

Health Sciences Library:

Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a national leader in the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies to meet information and research needs. The HSL supports the education, research, and clinical programs of the six UW health science schools; three academic medical centers; and a network of clinics, as well as the wider interdisciplinary biomedical community of the University. The Public & Research Services unit designates librarians as liaisons for specific departments within the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work. An interactive working relationship among library liaisons, User Experience department, and the health sciences community promotes faculty awareness of library resources and services, and provides clear channels of communication and strategic direction.

The Position:

Our Health Sciences Library has an outstanding opportunity for a Health Sciences Curriculum Design Librarian to develop a responsive way of supporting the medical students, faculty, and clinicians working on launching the clinical immersion phase of the renewed School Of Medicine curriculum set to begin August 2015.  Reporting to the Associate Director for Administration & Liaison Services, the primary duty of the Curriculum Design Librarian is to serve an integrated role, ideally within an anchor course, in the new and redesigned University of Washington School of Medicine curriculum.  Additionally, this role will work closely with the Associate Director for Administration & Liaison Services to develop a systematic plan to integrate the library into other school curriculums of the health sciences, particularly the School of Nursing.  Integration into the active learning and clinical experience activities will be a primary objective of this position.  Based in Seattle, WA, this position will interact with librarians at other WWAMI institutions and serve as a contact person for faculty at WWAMI sites in Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

The Health Sciences Curriculum Design Librarian (CDL) will serve as the lead information specialist on the designated anchor course or theme team and provide instruction, instructional design expertise, and library liaison services to the appropriate departments in the School of Medicine, Nursing and other health sciences schools as needed.  This position will support students and faculty who are acquiring the knowledge and skills within the anchor course or theme departments necessary to understand effective patient care.  The incumbent will design and deliver library services around topic areas relevant to the anchor course or theme content.  The CDL will also serve as the curriculum liaison to other health sciences schools at the University of Washington, focusing on the inter-professional nature of patient care.  These schools may include Nursing or Social Work.  In addition, the incumbent may assume duties such as systematic review searcher, information management librarian, content management system development and/or web page development.

In working with the Curriculum, this role acts as an information specialist and consultant to the designated anchor course or theme directors and faculty in the UW School of Medicine; consults and collaborates with all faculty and students in the anchor course or theme area in the Seattle and WWAMI sites, as well as other liaison areas as assigned; serves as the library's point person for curriculum renewal and instructional design within the School of Medicine and School of Nursing; collaborates with other liaisons to systematically integrate into curriculum initiatives in the other schools as opportunities appear; identifies and collaborates on HSL educational assessment initiatives; provides additional educational support and clinical information services through contact with users at the UWMC, Harborview, Northwest Hospital, and WWAMI sites; identifies and leverages key stakeholder relationships and finally leads library-based projects within the University's course management system.

In serving as a Liaison, the CDL provides comprehensive reference services in response to requests for information on relevant health subjects; responds to e-mail, telephone, or in-person requests from staff, using the full spectrum of print and electronic library resources and facilities available; works collaboratively on difficult information requests; prepares literature searches and bibliographies on requested topics; provides instruction in the use of print and electronic resources, bibliographic management software, and UW Libraries and WWAMI resources; works with faculty and liaisons to develop appropriate course-integrated information literacy and EBM content for health sciences courses; assists in class instruction program in designing and writing training plans and class manuals and in hands-on-instruction; and evaluates electronic resources pertinent to the Library's programs; develops and maintains Website/Intranet content using a content management system; as well as maintains and develops LibGuides.

As a member of the Public & Research Services team, works within the Public & Research Services unit and Health Sciences Library; consults with librarians at the Health Sciences Library and WWAMI sites, identifies goals and develops strategies to meet them; establishes, develops and implements mechanisms for obtaining WWAMI librarian feedback on instruction and library services to ensure high level of program effectiveness and the future development of information services; collaborates with other P&RS team members, helps assess services and projects, identifies goals and objectives and develops strategies to meet them; recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and shares responsibility for logistics and administrative tasks; contributes towards all narrative reports prepared by the UW Libraries; and performs other duties as necessary.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Basic knowledge of health sciences and a general understanding of clinical practice
  • Previous experience or familiarity working within an active learning, personalized learning or longitudinal curricula and developing integrated library course content
  • Experience developing instructional content (online and in-person) for adult learners
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge designing and administering learning assessments
  • Ability to instruct others in the use of library tools, bibliographic retrieval software, and other information technology concepts
  • Basic knowledge of electronic information systems, network applications, digital object identifiers, bibliographic management software and other microcomputer applications
  • Knowledge of hypertext mark-up language (HTML), content management software, or Web editing or authoring software
  • Ability to report outcomes and assess progress via narrative reports and presentations to the UW Libraries community
  • Adaptability and comfort working with diverse groups of faculty and staff, both within the library and various schools/departments
  • Demonstrated willingness to take risks and the ability to shift directions as needed
  • Highly collaborative and motivated to advance strategic initiatives both internally and externally
  • Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities

Preferred

  • Library or comparable teaching experience
  • Familiarity with active learning and flipped classrooms
  • Familiarity with Canvas or other learning management systems
  • Assessment or evaluation experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the multi-faceted roles of libraries in higher education, including medical, dental, nursing, public health, pharmacy, and social work education, clinical care, and the broader community
  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professional credential (AHIP); record of research, publication, and/or professional contributions

Salary: $48,204 minimum.  Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

Rank: Position will be at the rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant 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, one of which must be your current supervisor (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 pm, Friday, December 19, 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.​

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Research & Instruction Librarian/ Science and Math Librarian, University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library, Bothell, WA

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; Educational Studies; 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. Cascadia offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates, including an Associate in Science. More about Cascadia College can be found here: http://www.cascadia.edu/

The Library is committed to equity, diversity and social justice, more about this can be found here:  http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam.

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

General Description:

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 Community College, and Discovery Core and Research Writing classes in the first year program at UW Bothell.  

The Research & Instruction Librarian will also serve as a liaison to undergraduate and graduate faculty and students in subject areas within the sciences, which may include Biology, Math, Chemistry and Physics, as well as additional liaison areas to be determined based on experience and current needs of the unit.

In consultation with the Head of Collections, 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 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.

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.

Some travel will be required.

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 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: $48,204 minimum, 12 month annual contract. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

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

Benefits: Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREFand/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 (including current or most recent supervisor) 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., December 5, 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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Digital Liberal Arts Librarian, Van Wylen Library, Hope College, Holland, MI

The Digital Liberal Arts Librarian position is designed to enhance the liberal arts at Hope College by empowering faculty, librarians, and students to make full and better use of the digital technologies that are reshaping pedagogical approaches and transforming research throughout the liberal arts. This position is designed to allow the library to better support and inspire classroom and library faculty by providing personal assistance, workshop training, and tools to encourage the integration of digital technologies into pedagogy.

  • Foster a collaborative network of services on campus that support teaching and learning with technology and digital scholarship.
  • Support the integration of established and emerging technologies into the curriculum and into the scholarly practice of our community.
  • Foster successful adoption of best practices and applications in the digital liberal arts and collaborate with students, classroom and library faculty in an established DLA program.
  • Coordinate the development of workshops (in partnership with librarians, the Director of the DLA program and the Director of Academic Computing).
  • Lead the development of learning objects (modules and tutorials), for the library's website and the college's learning management system, in support of teaching.
  • Collaborate with Research & Instruction Librarians to promote the integration of library resources (print and digital) into digital teaching and scholarship.
  • Participate in a network of other liberal arts colleges and consortia to share best practices in digital pedagogy and scholarship.

 Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Second Master's degree or Ph.D. desirable (field open)
  • Background in Instructional design, Instructional Technology, Digital Humanities, Educational Technology or related field
  • At least two years experience teaching with technology
  • Familiarity with the concept of information literacy and the ACRL Competency Standards
  • Ability to seek out and learn/master new technology
  • Demonstrated successful experiences in collaborative working environments
  • Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written
  • Commitment to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective and specifically, to Hope College's Mission

 Application Instructions:

As part of the online application, please upload the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement addressing the role of digital teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college (can be included in cover letter)
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for this initial application stage)
  • Statement describing commitment to the mission of the college

A review of completed applications will begin December 15, 2014.

About Hope College:

The Hope College Van Wylen Library, winner of the 2004 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award and a 2011 Citation of Excellence from the Library of Michigan Foundation, is housed in an architectural award-winning building. The person filling this position will join a staff of ten faculty librarians,10 support staff, one Post-doc supporting the digital liberal arts, and reports to the Director of Libraries. 

Hope College is a co-educational, undergraduate, residential, Christian liberal arts college of 3,300 students from 45 states and 35 countries. Hope's beautiful and well maintained campus is located just steps from award-winning downtown Holland, Michigan. Affiliated with the Reformed Church of America since its founding in 1866, the College is known for its ecumenical Christian atmosphere. 

Hope is recognized as a national leader in undergraduate research and scholarship, and for providing professional preparation and life-changing experiences in a friendly and welcoming community. The College has consistently ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges and is listed among the 40 schools highlighted in Loren Pope's book, "Colleges that Change Lives." Key to Hope's success is its rare combination of rigorous academic programs and a community life grounded in a relevant, inviting, and vibrant Christian faith. Reflecting that success, Hope is experiencing its third consecutive year of record enrollments. Additional information about Hope College can be found on the web at www.hope.edu.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Head of Reference, Research & Instruction and Liaison Librarian (2 positions), Florida Gulf Coast University Library, Fort Myers, FL

Florida Gulf Coast University Library (Fort Myers, FL) is seeking qualified candidates for two new positions:  Head of Reference, Research & Instruction and Liaison Librarian to the Language & Literature, History, Communication, Philosophy and Religion programs.  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/

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Science and Technology Librarian, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

The University Library, at Iowa State University, is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Science and Technology Librarian I or II. This position serves assigned subject areas and acts as a liaison to assigned academic departments in Engineering & Physical Sciences.

For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: https://www.iastatejobs.com/ Posting Number 40031P.

Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Director of the Wolfgram Memorial Library, Widener University, Chester, PA

Widener University invites nominations and applications for the Director of Wolfgram Memorial Library, an important position of academic leadership as the institution continues to build a dynamic new team for its next round of strategic planning.

The Library Director is the chief administrative officer of the Wolfgram Memorial Library, the library that supports all of the undergraduate and graduate programs offered on the University's main campus. The Library Director serves on the Provost's Council and the President's Senior Leadership Team, reports directly to the Provost, and is the official liaison between the faculty librarians and the Provost. The library, home to both the University Archives and the specialized Sexuality Archives, employs 8 innovative librarians as well as 19 dedicated support staff committed to supporting the academic and civic mission of the university.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, Carnegie-classified doctoral university, connects curricula to societal issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. The university's robust diversity agenda embodies the values of access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.

Located in Chester, Pennsylvania, Widener's main campus is located between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with additional campuses in Exton and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. For more information about the University, please visit the website at www.widener.edu.

A full search profile providing the leadership opportunities and desired attributes for this position, as well as information about the University and its schools and colleges, may be found at www.academic-search.com in the Current Searches section.

Nominations and Applications

Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately, and nominations and expressions of interest will be welcomed until an appointment is made. The appointee is expected to take office in July 2015. Applications received by November 19, 2014, will be assured full consideration; these should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of five professional references with e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. All submissions will be treated in confidence and should be sent electronically (MS Word format preferred) to, as appropriate: WidenerDirLib@academic-search.com.

Widener University is an equal opportunity employer that encourages excellence through diversity. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
EOE M/F/V/D

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Technical Services Librarian (Slavic Language Emphasis), Catalog Department, Cleveland Public Library, OH

The Cleveland Public Library seeks a dynamic individual to catalog and process Cyrillic and Eastern European material, as well as English books, for a large urban public library serving a diverse population. Other duties may be required.  

Required: Advanced reading knowledge of at least one language using the Cyrillic alphabet, ALA Accredited Master's Degree with cataloging course work. Cataloging experience preferred.

Salary: $50,998.74. 

For more information, and/or to apply, please visit www.cpl.org. Open until filled.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Rollins College is looking for a service-oriented Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator to help with the design, development and continuing implementation of a digital archive and records management program at Rollins College. Reporting to the Head of Archives & Special Collections and collaborating with the Collections & Systems Department, the Digital Archivist & Record Management Coordinator will play a key role in collecting, organizing, and making accessible digital resources relating to the history of the institution.

As one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Florida, Rollins maintains a rich archive of the history of the college and of central Florida, and an impressive array of special collections. We already have a decade of experience in digitizing archival documents, managed using ContentDM, years of experience in creating online finding aids, most recently using Archon, and since 2009 we have maintained an institutional repository of faculty and student scholarship, using Digital Commons. In 2013 we established a rescue repository as a first-step solution for redundant, centralized storage of born-digital and digitized collections, and written procedures for accessioning and safely transferring digital content from external storage media. We also began a web archiving program, supported by a specific collection development policy and a subscription to Archive-It. The digital archivist will join the existing staff of one professional archivist/librarian, one support professional, and two student employees, and will lead our efforts to collect, organize, and make accessible the born-digital documents and objects created by the Rollins community. For more information on our Archives & Special Collections, please visit http://www.rollins.edu/library/archives

This is a faculty position. Librarians with faculty status at Rollins College are expected to show a pattern of growth and development in librarianship, teaching, scholarship and service that is expected to continue throughout their career at Rollins. The successful candidate will, like all full-time librarians at Rollins, participate in research help service, instruction and liaison with an academic department.

At Rollins, we value excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Regardless of job role and function, librarians are expected to embrace and model this service philosophy in their day-to-day work and uphold the standards in service to others.

MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or an equivalent degree, and working experience or significant coursework in archival science, records management, digital curating, digital preservation, or a related field are required.

A second master's in an academic discipline and two or more years of experience in electronic records management, digital archives, or a related field are preferred.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: working knowledge of modern archival practices and understanding of digital records management; familiarity with standard principles and practices for item description/metadata; ability to effectively plan and manage projects from vision to evaluation; solid computer skills and the ability to learn new tools quickly; ability to communicate well orally and in writing; ability to interact with the public effectively and courteously; ability to work in a team environment and independently; an appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library and archives in higher education; and the potential to present, publish, or otherwise contribute to the library/archival profession.

To ensure that each application receives the attention and consideration it deserves, we require that all persons interested in this position complete all of the following steps in our standard application procedure:

  1. online faculty application
  2. cover letter 
  3. resume
  4. names and contact information for three professional references

Cover letters should be addressed to:

Professor Wenxian Zhang, 
Head of Archives & Special Collections

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

The position will become available in January 2015 or after.

Physical RequirementsAbility to lift archival boxes.

SalaryCompetitive salary with a minimum of $50,000 could rise depending on experience.

BenefitsAppointment will be made at assistant professor level.

Rollins offers a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution after one year, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

For more information visit: http://www.rollins.edu/hr/services/benefits/index.html.

Additional Information:

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college with a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,730 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Ninety-one percent of Rollins' 171 full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. Rollins is Florida's oldest recognized college. For 20 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rollins among the top two regional universities in the South and first in Florida. Rollins faculty are committed to a rigorous, applied liberal arts education and student-centered learning. For additional information, please visit the College website at www.rollins.edu/.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Rollins as a "Great College to Work For" in their 2014 rankings. The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For program facilitates an institutional audit, as well as faculty, staff, and administrator evaluations of their institutions, and recognizes colleges for achieving high employee satisfaction in up to 12 "great academic workplace" categories. Classified as a medium-sized four-year institution, Rollins not only made the rankings, but also earned the Honor Roll (top 10) distinction. As an Honor Roll institution, Rollins was recognized for being one of the most cited colleges across all categories, achieving its highest marks in seven survey categories: compensation and benefits; facilities, workspace, and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; supervisor/department chair relationship; tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.

Rollins ranks 3rd best in the Orlando Sentinel's 2014 Top 100 Companies for Working Families annual competition. Compiled by the Orlando Sentinel and published in the newspaper's Florida magazine special section, the Top 100 list honors the local companies who are most committed to family-friendly benefits.

At Rollins, our people provide our strategic advantage. We seek talented individuals who can help us fulfill our mission to educate students for global citizenship & responsible leadership. More information about our values and culture can be found at the following website: http://pinterest.com/rollinscareers/.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply.

At Rollins, we value academic excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Accordingly, the selected candidate must be able to embrace and model this service philosophy in his/her day to day work and provide competent, collaborative, responsive and respectful service to others. More information about our service philosophy and standards can be found at the following website: http://r-net.rollins.edu/service/index.html.

Apply online at https://www.rollinsjobs.com/postings/2048.

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Associate Fellowship Program, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM's web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

  • Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
  • Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($52,146 in 2014)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Some relocation funding

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2015.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 5, 2015. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435-4083 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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.

Archive Positions | Pre-professional Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Download a PDF of the Job Description

Pre-professional Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


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.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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/

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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. 

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Opportunities for Current Students | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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/

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


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

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Pre-professional Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Archive Positions | Pre-professional Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Apply for this position.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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.​

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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.

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Public Positions | leave a comment


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

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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. 

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

http://www.incae.edu/component/option,com_hostingrajacareer/Itemid,1490/cid,18/task,edit/view,career/

Professional Jobs Outside of New England | Special Positions | leave a comment


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

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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   

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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.

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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).

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Archive Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


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

Academic Positions | Professional Jobs Outside of New England | leave a comment


Home | Archives