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Access Services Librarian, CSUSB, San Bernardino, CA

ACCESS SERVICES LIBRARIAN

 

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) seeks a service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative professional to serve as the Access Services Librarian (ASL) for the John M. Pfau Library on the main campus and the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center on the Palm Desert campus.

 

Responsibilities: The ASL reports to the dean of the library.  The ASL consults with the Librarians' Council and the dean on all matters affecting access services and policies.

 

The ASL performs a variety of managerial and operational duties that require knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to the collection and assist patrons in the use of library resources and services. This highly visible position involves actively assisting library patrons; monitoring multiple library functions; and may provide some combination of reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based upon knowledge and experience.

 

Supervisory Functions 

  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates relevant full-time, unionized employees. 

  • Oversees the daily operations of the Circulation; Course Reserves; and Interlibrary Loan departments; the circulation component of the Library Multi Media Center, at the Pfau Library; and the corresponding services at the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center. The latter will require regular monthly consultation and interaction with the Palm Desert campus librarian.

  • Liaises with relevant campus units regarding departmental services, policies and employment. 

  • Resolves all problems involving scheduling and coverage of the access services as detailed above, and keeps the dean informed about any issues.

 

All tenure-track librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the tenure standards for faculty at the university. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution. Evidence of the potential for a successful career in librarianship at an academic or research library. 

  • Ability to deliver and prioritize excellent customer service.

  • A minimum of 3 years of supervisory and training experience in a library setting.

  • Familiarity with integrated library management systems, ILL functions, basic copyright law, and policies and procedures related to access services.

  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse work environment. 

  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise good judgment. 

  • Adaptable and flexible.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader. 

  • Proficiency with computers and electronic access technologies.

 

CSUSB is situated in the Inland Empire region, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, with a growing enrollment of just over 20,000 students. The campus has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Minority Serving Institution (>50% underrepresented minority student body), a Hispanic Serving Institution (>25% Latino student body), and Title V eligible (significant number of low income students).

 

The city of San Bernardino is uniquely situated just a 1-2 hour drive away from beaches, mountains, deserts, and the city of Los Angeles.

 

We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to help us fulfill the library's mission of serving a diverse community.

 

Terms of Appointment: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3. The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian with a salary range of $65,364 - $85,000. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas--Professional Assignment; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service--as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty and staff, and library and division administration. Benefits: Generous medical, dental and vision benefits, and CalPERS Retirement, as well as Social Security and Medicare.  Support for moving expenses is available.

 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position within the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

 

Application Process

To receive consideration, you must submit ALL of the following:

 

1. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2144878

 

2. Letter of interest

 

3. Resume or CV

 

4. Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work

 

5. Three letters of recommendation no more than two years old from individuals qualified to comment (although they may refer to events that are older).

 

6. A Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, or gender equity, and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy have prepared you for this role of Access Services Librarian at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words). 

 

Your file MUST contain all of the above. Applicants selected for in-person interviews will be reimbursed for all travel expenses incurred.

 

First consideration given to applicants who have completed their files by August 31, 2018.  Position is open until filled.  Questions? Contact Mr. Brent Singleton, Chair of the Search Committee, bsinglet@csusb.edu.

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Library Diversity Fellow, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Library Diversity Fellow Position at Oregon Health & Science University Library in Portland, Oregon 

 

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range: 1.0 FTE; Salary commensurate with experience, minimum $50,000.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library seeks applications from early-career librarians, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, for the position of Library Diversity Fellow. The role is a full time, two-year appointment, non-renewable, entry-level faculty position.

As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, OHSU Library is committed to increasing the number of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups going into academic and health sciences librarianship. The OHSU Library seeks qualified candidates whose backgrounds and experiences will enrich our community.

The experience will provide a foundation for a strong career in academic librarianship.  A flexible program will address the Fellow's goals and interests as well as the Library's needs. The Library will support the Fellow's career interests through mentoring, training, professional development, and participation on library committees.

Position Description:

The Library Diversity Fellow will collaborate with library leadership and colleagues to develop a two-year program that will provide broad exposure to the work of academic librarianship. The program will include on-boarding, mentoring, scholarship and service, as well as practical experience in selected areas of the library.

In the first year of the program, the Fellow will develop skills in library instruction, collaborating with colleagues to teach information literacy to health sciences students and professionals. Both years of the residency will provide opportunities to rotate through other operational areas of the library, which could include collection development, systems, digital collections and repositories, research data management, and special collections. In the second year, the Fellow will develop and complete a capstone project, with the prospect of presenting original research at a conference or in an academic journal. The Fellow will participate in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities, and engage in professional service and scholarship.

Librarians at OHSU hold non-tenured faculty appointments; this position will be filled at Instructor rank. All librarians are members of the Library Faculty Assembly.  Faculty rank, salary, benefits, and professional development opportunities are commensurate with entry level library faculty appointments at OHSU. OHSU is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. To learn more about diversity initiatives at OHSU, please visit the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at www.ohsu.edu/diversity.

The duties of this position:

In the first year of the program, the Fellow will develop skills in library instruction, collaborating with colleagues to teach information literacy to health sciences students and professionals.  Both years of the residency will provide opportunities to rotate through other operational areas of the library, which could include collection development, systems, digital collections and repositories, research data management, and special collections. In the second year, the Fellow will develop and complete a capstone project, with the prospect of presenting original research at a conference or in an academic journal.  The Fellow will participate in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities, and engage in professional service and scholarship.

Position Conditions/Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program conferred by August 2018, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Early career, up to and including 2 years of post-MLIS or post-graduate experience
  • Demonstrated interest in a career in academic or health sciences librarianship
  • Demonstrated experience working both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Excellent analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines/work under tight timelines
  • Ability to work with diverse communities to meet ever-changing needs
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in librarianship and the university community

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with reference, training, teaching, instruction, or equivalent front-line services
  • Ability to adapt one's approach to most effectively meet user needs
  • Ability to contribute service and scholarship to the profession
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to a highly technological environment.

Applications: To apply please visit ohsujobs.com and search for position IRC71586. Applications should include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.

Oregon Health &Science University values a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu

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Library Reference Assistant, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA

Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Library Reference Assistant. The individual in this position will be accountable for:
  • Assisting the library staff to support the smooth operation of the library and its programs
  • Supervising students using the library and offering support and guidance, as needed
  • Supervising on-duty student employees
  • Overseeing and processing library overdue notices
  • Managing periodical and video collection (processing, ordering, weeding)
  • Managing course reserves, recent acquisitions, and holds
  • Conducting formal and informal reference interviews with students
  • Coordinating interior displays with library staff and faculty 
Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively and independently, research and reference skills or coursework, enjoy reading and working with adolescent girls, and have comfort supervising teens. Work experience in a school or library environment, experience with library management and citation software, and proficiency utilizing databases are preferred. Other requirements include a Bachelor's degree, proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Apps, as well as experience using Apple products and social media applications. Candidates must be able to remain seated for extended periods of time, as well as lift and move product up to 60 lbs.
 
Successful candidates will be creative, curious and detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication and accurate record-keeping skills as well as have a strong work ethic and an ability to work effectively and multi-task in an active school environment. Candidates should be comfortable with rapidly changing technologies and have experience providing library services to young people.
 
This a part-time position during the academic year from late August through June. The Library Reference Assistant will work 14 hours per week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 2:15 to 9:45 p.m. and alternating Sunday evenings from noon to 8:00 p.m. Several additional shifts for professional development, training, school events and holidays are anticipated. The Library Reference Assistant reports to the Library Director.
 
Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.

​Candidates should submit an application with cover letter and resume through the school website: https://www.danahall.org/page/about-us/job-opportunities

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Digital Access & Metadata Librarian, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Digital Access and Metadata Librarian works to implement and maintain digital access projects including: development and implementation of metadata strategies, digitization of analog materials, and digital curation. Collaborates with the Digital Archivist on digital preservation. As part of these initiatives, this position is required to liaise with Library, Instructional Technology Group (ITG), and IT staff, external vendors, and consortia. Core responsibilities include identifying digitization projects, organizing teams to develop workflows, creating and managing metadata, and liaising with stakeholders.

The posting is available at

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Digital Access and Metadata Librarian, Iwasaki Library, Emerson College, Boston, MA

Digital Access and Metadata Librarian, Iwasaki Library, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Digital Access and Metadata Librarian works to implement and maintain digital access projects including: development and implementation of metadata strategies, digitization of analog materials, and digital curation. Collaborates with the Digital Archivist on digital preservation. As part of these initiatives, this position is required to liaise with Library, Instructional Technology Group (ITG), and IT staff, external vendors, and consortia. Core responsibilities include identifying digitization projects, organizing teams to develop workflows, creating and managing metadata, and liaising with stakeholders. 

This position is full-time (36.25 hours/week), exempt staff. It is covered under Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 888. 

Qualifications

Required

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library/information science.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a library with metadata project responsibilities, including 1-3 years of project management responsibilities. 
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas and standards (such as AACR2, Dublin Core, METSMODSPREMISRDA, and TEI) and controlled vocabularies such as LCSH.
  • Experience creating original cataloging and metadata for both analog and digital objects, including understanding of DACS and MARC cataloging standards.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in digital curation theory, standards and technologies to enable access to digital records.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive and actively participate in an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
Preferred 
  • Knowledge of issues related to the ingest, maintenance, and preservation of digital objects.
  • Awareness of developments in the Digital Humanities.

Duties 
Develops and documents policies and procedures concerning digital objects and metadata, establishes workflow, implements appropriate standards and best practices, and conducts quality assurance for digital collections. Collaborates with Digital Archivist on archival special collections projects. Remains current with emerging standards and strategies. 
Provides metadata or complex and original cataloging for materials in analog and electronic formats, such as print books and ebooks, print and electronic serials, streaming and analog media, born-digital and digitized objects, whether owned or licensed by the institution. Oversees batch loading of metadata records. 
Works with ITG, IT, Assistant Library Director for Systems and Technology, and external vendors to maintain, troubleshoot and implement systems, both open source and commercial, that form the underlying infrastructure for the Library's digital platforms such as Shared Shelf and the integrated library system (ILS). Collaborates with Fenway Library Organization librarians, Emerson staff, and stakeholders to evaluate new systems and products. 
Works with librarians, archivists, and other staff and faculty to identify and prepare items for digitization. Collaborate with them to create and maintain digital exhibits to enhance discovery of and access to materials. 
Assists the library by identifying and applying for grants and external funding for digital initiatives, and other duties as assigned. 

Salary: Grade 16 (https://www.emerson.edu/human-resources/benefits/staff-compensation/salary-range)

For full posting and to apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/17315
Please use web-based system for application, with cover letter and résumé, as required. This system can, with permission, access LinkedIn profile to fill in portions of application form. Please do not apply via email.

Additional Information

Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: titleix@emerson.edu

In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

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East Asian Cataloging Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

EAST ASIAN CATALOGING LIBRARIAN

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES BLOOMINGTON

 

Founded in 182 has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 49,000 students and almost 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its excellent contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local artisanship in limestone.

 

The Indiana University Libraries Bloomington (https://libraries.indiana.edu/) is among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, innovative service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Of particular note are the 6.4-million volume high-density Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) for preservation and access to the libraries' collections and archives, the Lilly Library of rare books and manuscripts, and the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive. The Libraries have renowned area studies collections and librarians who are leaders in the national conversation about the changing role of area studies librarianship. The Libraries are recognized leaders in integrating information literacy into the teaching and learning fabric of the university, and recently opened IU Scholars' Commons and IU Learning Commons, two extensive renovations that have redefined the role of the Libraries in the academic missions of the university.

 

The IU Libraries actively participate in local, national, and international initiatives that will define collections and services of the future.  Memberships include regional and national associations and consortia including the Big Ten Academic Alliance Center for Library Initiatives, the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Unizin Consortium and the Samvera community. The IU Libraries are a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository and a managing partner of the HathiTrust Research Center, and a member of preservation initiatives such as the Digital Preservation Network (DPN,) and the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust).  The IU Libraries have developed wide-ranging and active digital library projects and initiatives that date back to the early 1990's, including Variations Digital Music Library, Image Collections Online, significant text collections, and most recently, the university-wide Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative and the Avalon Media System. The Libraries are the organizational home of the Office of Scholarly Publishing that brings together the work of the Indiana University Press with the Libraries' open-access publishing initiatives.

 

The Indiana University Libraries Bloomington seek a knowledgeable, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional to serve as an expert in East Asian languages in support of cataloging production and initiatives. Reporting to the Head of Area Studies Cataloging, the East Asian Cataloging Librarian will create bibliographic and authority records for resources in East Asian languages, with a focus on Japanese, to be contributed to the Libraries' integrated library system and the OCLC WorldCat database. Through active participation in professional programs and organizations related to East Asian language cataloging, this position will provide leadership for cataloging operations related to complex vernacular scripts, including the revision of local practices and improvement of database content.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create original cataloging records including vernacular script fields and enhance OCLC metadata records for East Asian language resources on all subjects
  • Create new authority records for personal and corporate names, conference names, uniform titles, and series
  • Identify problems, design solutions, and take appropriate actions to efficiently and effectively incorporate East Asian language resources in the Libraries' collections
  • Maintain current awareness of professional trends and developments in metadata creation for East Asian language resources, and monitor evolving metadata schemes and practices
  • Collaborate with other catalogers on bibliographic and authority records for East Asian language resources as needed
  • Provide training and work assessment for paraprofessional catalogers and student employees assigned to work with East Asian language resources and related projects
  • Serve as a consultant and cataloging liaison to other library departments for operations related to East Asian language resources
  • Serve as an official IU Libraries' representative to relevant institutional, regional, national, and international cataloging/metadata programs and organizations, such as the OCLC CJK Users Group
  • Promote the Libraries' culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in IU Bloomington's Campus Bicentennial Strategic Plan (https://provost.indiana.edu/strategic-plan/), the Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), and the Libraries' Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the following metadata content standards and tools: MARC21; Resource Description and Access (RDA); Library of Congress classification and subject headings; the national Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) components for shared bibliographic records (BIBCO) and authority records for names (NACO) and subjects (SACO)
  • Language skills and cultural knowledge to accurately describe, provide authorized access points, and assign subject headings and classification numbers for materials in Japanese
  • Evidence of skills for effective planning, document writing, and implementation of cataloging policies or projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment
  • Sound interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships and work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Understanding and valuing of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization
  • Ability to meet the requirements a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf)

Preferred:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in original cataloging, preferably in a large academic library
  • Bibliographic language skills in Korean and/or Chinese 
  • Aptitude for technology and interest in software and data manipulation tools
  • Familiarity with classical Japanese
  • Experience with OCLC and a substantial level of experience with integrated library systems
  • Experience creating NACO and SACO authority records

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This tenure-track academic appointment includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

 

TO APPLY

For full consideration, applications must be received by Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

 

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/

 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. 

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Head of Liaison & Orientation Services, Services for Academic Programs, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library's Services for Academic Programs is currently recruiting for a Head of Liaison and Orientation Services (HLOS). The HLOS provides leadership for liaison and orientation programs provided directly by Harvard College Library and facilitates programs with other libraries that serve the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Reporting to the Director of Learning and Teaching Services (DLTS) for the FAS Libraries, the HLOS joins a high-functioning team of managers and librarians who are engaged with pedagogy and digital scholarship support. As part of the team supporting the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education (AULRE), the HLOS collaborates with several units across the Harvard Library as well as individual departmental libraries.

 

For the complete position description and to apply, please see here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=46284BR

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Research Data Management Analyst, Information Technology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

TITLE: Research Data Management Analyst

GRADE: 56

DEPARTMENT: Information Technology
Location: USA - MA - Boston
Schedule: Mon-Fri 9-5 (35 hrs/week)
Application Deadline: July 13, 2018

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Research Data Management Analyst (RDM Analyst) will assist the HMS Research Data Manager with enabling HMS researchers to understand, manage, classify, and organize their data throughout its lifecycle to improve the research data organization process. Under the direction of the HMS Research Data Manager, the RDM Analyst will perform outreach with faculty and researchers to gather information about data management workflows, data storage, and data management challenges. The RDM Analyst will assist labs in the implementation of data storage management plans designed by the Research Data Manager. The RDM Analyst will seek out opportunities to collaborate with labs and will maintain existing connections with designated labs that are assigned by the Research Data Manager.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Initiate and maintain working relationships with faculty, staff, and lab members through outreach, correspondence, meetings, and follow-up.
  • Implement data storage management plans through lab consultations based on lab outreach assessments and subsequent assignment from the Research Data Manager.
  • Increase visibility of research data management services through active presence within the community and attendance at relevant events, as directed by the Research Data Manager.
  • Provide support to the Research Data Manager with incident response and inquiry triage.
  • Advocate for data management best practices on the Harvard Medical School campus in multiple contexts.
  • Collaborate with the Research Data Manager to curate and update research data management resources and educational materials.
  • Provide mentorship guidance for interns, including establishing learning objectives and providing constructive feedback.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree, and a minimum 1-2 years of experience in data organization.
  • Prior experience with and ability to interact with scientists, computer professionals, and project managers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the research data lifecycle.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's Degree in library science or related field preferred.
  • Strong commitment to customer service; ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to create working partnerships with multiple researchers and lab managers.
  • Strong organizational skills, communication skills (written, oral and presentation); a concern for accuracy, details and quality.
  • Tolerance of ambiguity and uncertainty in a constantly evolving field.
  • Adaptability and ability to prioritize work and to be flexible in job tasks.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to take direction from supervisors/managers.
  • Experience mentoring interns and co-ops.
  • Comfortability keeping up with emerging trends, best practices, and new knowledge in the fields of data management, the research data lifecycle, and information technology.

 

To apply for this position, please visit the Harvard Careers website.

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Research Librarian, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA

Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Research Librarian is responsible for developing and teaching information literacy sessions, managing aspects of collection development, maintaining portions of the library website, and overseeing aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Library.

 

The primary duties of this Professional Staff year-round position include: providing curricular reference service; collaborating with teaching faculty to develop and teach information literacy sessions; creating LibGuides and research exercises; managing aspects of collection development; maintaining portions of the library website; collecting statistics, analyzing data and creating reports for the Library Director.

 

Secondary duties include: providing reference and circulation services; promoting the library, its services and collections to the Academy community; advising the Director in establishing, reevaluating and implementing policies and procedures and enforcing the general policies and procedures of the Academy and the library.

 

The Research Librarian works primarily during the academic school day as well as one to two evenings per week and one weekend per month while school is in session. This position also works over the summer, as scheduled by the Director.  In some circumstances, it may be important to assist during adverse weather and emergencies to ensure essential services and service points are covered. 

 

The successful candidate will possess a MLS or equivalent degree, 3-5 years library experience, preferably in an academic setting, considerable experience with library research, the ability to instruct and train students, faculty and community members at all skill levels, exceptional communication skills, the ability to interact effectively with students and employees and to work independently within a team environment, strong computer skills, enthusiasm for change and the provision of innovative service, and an overall commitment to excellence.

 

Please visit www.deerfield.edu/jobs to apply online.

 

Deerfield Academy does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.

 

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Instruction Library, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Part-Time Instruction Librarian Position

DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library of Fairfield University seeks an energetic, self-motivated, and public service-oriented candidate for the position of part-time instruction librarian. This position involves teaching information-literacy classes on weekdays during the academic semester and attending occasional staff meetings. Candidates should have some scheduling flexibility because specific teaching times and dates will vary.

 

Requirements: MLS from an ALA-accredited program, MEd, or equivalent degree. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Prior library instruction experience using active learning techniques is highly desirable.

 

Submit letter of application, résumé, and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of three references to Jill Massari by email to jmassari@fairfield.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. The hourly pay rate meets the Connecticut Library Association minimum.

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Director, Information Technology & Informatics, SC&I at Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ

Director of the Undergraduate Program in Information Technology and Informatics

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty director of the Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) undergraduate program in the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS). The initial faculty appointment will be for a three-year term, and the individual will be eligible for renewals indefinitely pending successful review.

The Department of Library and Information Science has approximately 800 undergraduate Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) students and offers more than 80 course sections per semester. Students who graduate with an Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) major from SC&I are ready to succeed in careers driven or heavily supported by information technology. The ITI major teaches students how to evaluate, create, develop, implement, and manage information technologies for organizations across industries including business, government, education, and health care. The ITI major unites theories drawn from the humanities and social sciences with practical computer-based competencies. Our program cultivates student understanding of hands-on technological expertise, as well as social, economic, organizational, and ethical impacts of technology locally, nationally, and globally.

The full program overview and course curriculum pathways are available on the SC&I website: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/information-technology-and-informatics-major.

The Director of the Information Technology and Informatics program actively participates as a Library and Information Science departmental faculty member, and works with the department chair to provide program leadership, management, and teaching support to the undergraduate ITI program instructors, students, and partner constituents, within and outside the university.

The start date for this position can be anytime from January 2019 through September 2019.

Key responsibilities include: 

  1. Program Administration and Curriculum Development, including:  class scheduling; student recruitment, admissions, retention, and advising; ongoing curriculum review and development of new learning specializations; evaluation and assessment; implementing data-driven approaches for program management.
  2. Teaching and Advising: teaching two courses in fall and spring semesters; addressing the needs of traditional and non-traditional undergraduates in technology disciplines, e.g., women, students of color, and students with disabilities; teaching allocations and hiring and mentoring part-time instructors; developing experiential learning opportunities such as capstone experiences, internships, and program-wide events.
  3. Department, School, and Community Service, including:  participating in school governance, engaging with industry representatives, representing the school at university-wide student events, and outreach to other colleges and universities.

 

Qualifications 

We seek applicants with a strong commitment to undergraduate education who are capable of (a) fostering innovation in teaching, curricula, and program management, (b) working collaboratively with our distinguished faculty, department chair, deans, other program directors, and wider Rutgers and outside affiliates to advance a top tier, nationally recognized program of excellence, and (c) demonstrating keen interpersonal and collaborative skills for navigating a complex environment, roles, and objectives. We strongly favor applicants with a Ph.D. in information technology, information science, information management, or a related field.  Ideal candidates will have research, teaching, and/or industry experience in a technological field of innovation; industry connections and ties; demonstrated record of teaching and excellence in an institution of higher education; and experience in innovative and rigorous program development, management, and administration.

Applications

Applications must include a letter of application, a CV, names and contact information of three references, and may include up to three teaching portfolio samples.  The letter of application should clearly articulate the candidate's fit to the position with emphasis on requisite administrative and teaching experience and expertise, and to the school, faculty, and academic programs generally. See below for further information about our school.

Questions should be directed to the LIS Department Chair, Dr. Ross Todd, at rtodd@rutgers.edu. Active review of applications will begin September 17, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.  Submit applications to: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/69392.

About Rutgers University and the School of Communication and Information

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 69,000 students and 22,500 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  For more information see http://www.rutgers.edu.

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) on the Rutgers-New Brunswick campus houses a dynamic community of scholars who conduct engaged research and teach in the areas of communication, information science and information technology, journalism, librarianship, media studies, organizational and health communication, public relations, and other professional practice areas.  SC&I has about 2,500 enrolled students and teaches thousands of other Rutgers students in our five undergraduate programs, two masters degrees, an interdisciplinary doctoral program, and non-degree continuing education programs.  We value our culture of collegiality and work hard to support the success of our full- and part-time faculty, staff, and students.  For more about the school and its activities, see:  http://comminfo.rutgers.edu.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement.

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Assistant/Associate Librarian, Science and Engineering, UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

Assistant/Associate Librarian: Science and Engineering, UMass Dartmouth 

UMass Dartmouth welcomes applications for the position of Information Services Librarian for Science and Engineering. This librarian will deliver reference and instruction services in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians and develop professional relationships with faculty and students in the College of Engineering, School of Marine Science and Technology, and multiple College of Arts and Sciences departments to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs. Information Services librarians also participate in information literacy instruction for first-year English classes. General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction and related activities, as well as other division, library, university, and professional activities, projects, and organizations, as appropriate. Minimum starting salaries: Assistant Librarian $55,330/Associate Librarian $64,796. The review of applications will begin July 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. 

For full details of the position, please view our ad here: http://careers.umassd.edu/dartmouth/en-us/job/494297/assistantassociate-librarian-science-and-engineering 

The Claire T. Carney Library is located on the campus of UMass Dartmouth, the only research university located on the South Coast of Massachusetts. The region has many options for city, town, and country living, as well as easy access to art, music, and cultural institutions in cities such as Providence, Boston, and New York. New England is home to amazing outdoor recreation, from hiking to skiing to enjoying the beaches on nearby Cape Cod. Recently the subject of an award-winning renovation, the library is the campus hub, providing space for research and study and serving as a social gathering place. Our library staff are active in our campus community, participating in events, committees, and faculty governance. The Information Services team is made up of reference and instruction liaison librarians. We work independently within our disciplines, and collaboratively in initiatives such as our first year English embedded instruction program. We value collegiality and enthusiasm, and are committed to making a positive impact in our students' lives.

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Chinese Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, East Asia 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 9 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 University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu

 

THE EAST ASIA LIBRARY

The East Asia Library supports the faculty and students in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature as well as the following programs and centers in the Jackson School of International Studies: the China Studies Program, Taiwan Studies Program, Japan Studies Program, Korea Studies Program, and Center for Korea Studies. The library is a major resource for international scholars and the local heritage communities. It is a leader among North American East Asia libraries and is known for its outstanding collections, international collaborations, and innovative digital projects. Located in Gowen Hall with a historic reading room and recently refurbished user spaces, the East Asia Library also has a large auxiliary stacks space for growth of its significant collections of over 750,000 volumes on East Asia in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Manchurian, and other languages. The East Asia Library Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/east-asia/

 

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Director of the East Asia Library (EAL), the Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian provides original and enhancement cataloging for Chinese materials in all formats, including traditional and rare Chinese books, electronic resources, and serials including e-journals. Working collaboratively and independently, the librarian ensures prompt access to newly acquired Chinese resources and timely resolves access issues. The Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is a dynamic, self-motivated, and forward-looking individual with leadership potential who is committed to providing high quality access and discovery for research materials. The Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian keeps abreast of the developments and trends regarding Chinese cataloging and metadata. Collaborating with cataloging and technical services operations within the Libraries, they contribute to the development of cataloging policies and best practices for Chinese language materials and special collections. To provide high-quality and user-centered services, the Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian also practices holistic librarianship and assumes public services responsibilities. The position contributes to overall management of the East Asia Library and demonstrates potential to grow into leadership roles.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Performs original descriptive, subject, and genre/form cataloging and classification of Chinese language materials in all formats using RDA: Resource Description & Access, LC-PCC Policy Statements and Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) guidelines, LC classification, LC subject headings and genre/form terms, and OCLC MARC tagging, Dublin Core, and CEAL CJK cataloging best practices following national standards and regional practices of our shared library system.
  • Provides original cataloging of Chinese print and electronic monographs, serials, including e-journals and databases.
  • Implements retrospective conversion projects of Chinese language materials.
  • Works closely with colleagues in the Libraries' technical services and ITS departments to resolve cataloging and metadata related questions and issues for Chinese materials.
  • Assists other staff members in the interpretation of cataloging, classification, and metadata rules and practices in areas requiring Chinese language expertise. Serves as a resource person for cataloging and metadata related issues and assists in training paraprofessional catalogers for the Libraries.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and new developments of rules and policies in the field of cataloging and metadata; actively acquires new skills needed to carry out high quality Chinese cataloging and metadata.
  • Participates in EAL public and user service activities and provides public service back-up support when the Chinese Studies Librarian is absent.
  • Participates in library committees and meetings as appropriate and informs EAL staff of committee discussions, deliberations, and decisions.
  • As a member of the EAL librarian group, the Chinese Cataloging and Metadata Librarian contributes to the EAL management and, as such, may lead an aspect of the library's technical services.
  • Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively, and positively.
  • 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
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and other cataloging standards and tools such as RDA, LCSH, LCC classification, MARC 21, Dublin CoreD
  • Demonstrated knowledge of bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, authority control, and bibliographic record maintenance
  • Excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication in English and Chinese, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical
  • Demonstrated ability in working in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and creativity are essential
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and service

 

Preferred:

  • Experience with RDA and AACR2
  • Working knowledge and/or cataloging experience in the Chinese, Japanese and/or Korean languages
  • Knowledge of library linked data principles and BIBFRAME initiatives
  • Experience in original cataloging and/or metadata creation in an academic library
  • Reading knowledge of classical Chinese

 

SALARY

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

RANK

Position will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian depending on qualifications and background. See the Librarian Personnel Code for librarian rank appointment criteria, http://www.lib.washington.edu/about/employment/hr/libpersonnelcode/view
 

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 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state income tax.

 

 APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday August 10, 2018.

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

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries 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)

 

To apply for this vacancy, please visit the following link: apply.interfolio.com/52128 

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Resident Librarian, Louisiana State University Libraries, Baton Rouge, LA

LSU Libraries seeks applications for a 2018-2020 Resident Librarian. In this two-year faculty position, the Resident will gain meaningful experience in multiple areas of academic librarianship. The rotation model of the first year will give the resident the opportunity to multiple explore areas librarianship in depth. In the second year, the librarian will be fully immersed in a selected area based on interest and skill. Throughout the residency, the librarian will have opportunities for professional development, research, and service. The resident will receive financial support for professional development, including for attendance at national conferences, and will participate in the Libraries' mentoring program.

 

LSU Libraries is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and encourages applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and candidates who demonstrate a commitment to applying and incorporating the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

 

Interested applicants can learn more and apply here: http://bit.ly/2KNaZ0c

 

Diversity and Inclusion at LSU Libraries

LSU Libraries celebrates diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone thrives. We work actively to support LSU's institutional commitment to diversity as described in the LSU 2025 Strategic Plan and the LSU Libraries' Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

 

LSU Libraries offers a safe and supportive environment for the entire LSU community. We acknowledge that libraries have historically failed to appreciate the diversity that makes our society strong, and we work to move beyond these shortcomings. We advance the university's diversity efforts through (1) recruiting and retaining employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, (2) providing a safe and welcoming environment for all, and (3) enhancing our collection and description practices to represent the whole of Louisiana.

 

ACRL Diversity Alliance Member

LSU Libraries is a member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, which unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

 

Learn more about the ACRL Diversity Alliance: http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance

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Rare Book Cataloger, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library, the primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and motivated Rare Book Cataloger. Under the direction of the Head of Rare Book Section, the incumbent will be responsible for providing original and complex copy cataloging and authority work for all printed materials following prescribed national standards. The incumbent will assist the Head of Rare Book Section and participate in planning various projects to support the Houghton Library's efforts to catalog, preserve, and provide access to rare books, graphics, and other printed holdings in all formats and across Houghton's curatorial areas. Houghton Library's collections range across the history of civilization with particular strengths in European and American history and literature.

 

To review the complete position description and to apply, see here.

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Assistant Access Services Manager, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Assistant Access Services Manager supports the Library's educational mission by working closely with faculty members to create and maintain the Library's Reserve collection each semester. They also support library operations by supervising Service Desk operations and student assistants during evening and weekend shifts. The person in this position is responsible for opening and/or closing the library multiple times a week.

For more information, click here.

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Director of Learning, Research and Technology, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Director of Learning, Research and Technology, Smith College, Northampton, MA
 
Lead a newly blended department responsible for library research, learning and outreach, educational technology, and spatial analysis services.  Develop and continue to evolve the vision for the department that incorporates the combined missions and strategic priorities of both the Libraries and Information Technology Services. Lead in designing, assessing and refining user services to provide a user-focused, seamless experience for the Smith community. Promote use of library collections, teaching with technology, research services, and emerging uses of technologies (e.g., data, GIS).  Develop library learning spaces to serve changing work and curricular practices. Contribute to an integrated campus-wide planning for digital and physical learning environments. Collaborate with academic support partners including the centers for writing, quantitative learning, work & life, disability services, and wellness in the goal to prepare students for lifelong learning. Lead the department in creating an inclusive, equitable, and respectful environment.
Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction. We are currently re-envisioning the role of the libraries for the Smith community, building a new library, designed by Maya Lin, and planning for new collaborative service models and spaces.  Smith College Libraries leads among liberal arts colleges in engaging its academic community in creating new knowledge, exploring ideas and models, stewarding intellectual work of the community, and curating and preserving special and general physical and digital collections. 
Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.
For more information and links to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities.

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Digital Arts & Humanities Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Digital Arts & Humanities Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA
As a member of a blended department of librarians, educational technologists and special analysis specialists within Smith College Libraries, lead digital scholarship efforts in arts and humanities and support academic departments and the arts community through Hillyer Art Library. Facilitate the adoption of new models of scholarship at Smith by promoting methodologies and tools of the visual and digital arts and humanities for research, teaching and learning. Engage the arts community in learning about services, facilities and technologies. As the librarian for Hillyer Library, ensure that Smith faculty, students, and staff have access to a suite of robust, effective, and innovative library services and collections serving the visual and digital arts.
Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction. We are currently re-envisioning the role of the libraries for the Smith community, building a new library, designed by Maya Lin, and planning for new collaborative service models and spaces. Smith College Libraries leads among liberal arts colleges in engaging its academic community in creating new knowledge, exploring ideas and models, stewarding intellectual work of the community, and curating and preserving special and general physical and digital collections.
 
Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.
For more information and links to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities
 
Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. 

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First Years' Experience & Engagement Librarian, Smith College Libraries, Northampton, MA

First Years' Experience and Engagement Librarian
Develop and implement a comprehensive literacies and outreach program for first-year, second-year, and transfer students. Build and maintain connections and collaborations with key campus partners that support first-year orientation and coordinate the library's participation in campus orientations. Support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. Work collaboratively with librarians, technologists, faculty, and other campus partners to develop face-to-face, online, blended and mobile learning objects and teaching materials. Plan and implement experimental and innovative activities through a combination of instructional activities and outreach regularly assessing effectiveness, benefits, and gaps. Regularly inform colleagues on best practices and trends relating to first-year students, first generation students, and lower-division undergraduate retention, and student success.
Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction. We are currently re-envisioning the role of the libraries for the Smith community, building a new library, designed by Maya Lin, and planning for new collaborative service models and spaces. Smith College Libraries leads among liberal arts colleges in engaging its academic community in creating new knowledge, exploring ideas and models, stewarding intellectual work of the community, and curating and preserving special and general physical and digital collections. 
Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.
Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. For more information and links to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities.

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Social Sciences Instruction Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Social Sciences Instruction Librarian (half-time, term-limited), Smith College, Northampton, MA 

Initiate, conduct, and assess course-related library instruction and other instructional activities for a broad range of classes. Serve as the library's instruction liaison to departments in the Social Sciences, including Anthropology, Economics, Education & Child Study, History, Sociology and Study of Women & Gender. Participate in the Libraries' full range of in-person and virtual reference and research services as a member of the Learning, Research, and Technology Department. This is a half-time, 6 month limited-term position with benefits. 

For more information and links to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities.

 

Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction.  


Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.

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Multiple Openings, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Job #1: Public Services Assistant

15 hours per week

Available immediately 

Specific Duties:

Excellent opportunity to assist with and learn more about the daily public services operations and general support of a special collections department. Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks. Processes collection duplication requests. Supports public services team projects. Performs routine clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.

May occasionally staff the reading room reference desk for short periods of time. May assist with collection based projects, including re-housing and inventorying projects and basic collection cataloging work, on a limited basis.

 

Available immediately, this is a 15 hour per week, year round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to undergraduate and graduate students who can work on Thursdays and Fridays.

 

Requirements:

Library experience and/or customer service experience. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and to complete work in a timely manner. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials.

 

Job #2: Archives Assistant (LHT)

Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

(Part-time; no benefits) 

Are you interested in working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment while gaining hands-on experience with unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry? Baker Library Special Collections is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented candidate for the role of Archives Assistant. 

Under general supervision, the Archives Assistant will provide support for the core functions of accessioning and processing. Responsibilities include:

  • Creating preliminary inventories and container lists of new and existing collections in accordance with archival best practices and local policy.
  • Creating basic accession and resource records in ArchivesSpace, the library's archival management system.
  • Performing basic preservation measures where necessary, including re-foldering and rehousing of materials in a variety of formats.
  • Assisting with the arrangement and description of unprocessed collections and preparing collections for public access.
  • Processing small faculty and manuscript collections as time permits.

 

Skills, experience, credentials needed:

Required:

  • BA/BS or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in archives.
  • Basic knowledge of archival theory and practice, including relevant standards such as DACS and EAD.
  • Excellent organizational and written skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to be collaborative and work under supervision and independently.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, with an aptitude for learning systems.
  • Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs.

 

Desired:

  • MLS/MLIS candidate from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Previous special collections library experience, particularly with accessioning and processing collections.  
  • Previous experience working with potentially sensitive and/or confidential records and information.

 

Schedule: 15 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Salary: $18 per hour.

For more information, please contact Senior Staffing Manager David Yahoodik at dyahoodik@psgstaffing.com.

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Curator, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Curator of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

The Special and Area Studies Collections (SASC) Department at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida seeks a creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual to develop and manage all aspects of the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection. The collection has strengths in natural history, history of science, British and American literature, and other areas of distinction, with several supporting endowments.Its holdings intersect with many of the collections in the department, and especially pre-eminent collections including the Latin American and Caribbean Collection, the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica. The Curator provides leadership in an environment that values diversity, collaboration, and excellence. The ideal candidate will have a passion for collection development, and will promote use of the collection through scholarship, classroom instruction, and public outreach. This position is a year-around (12-month), full-time tenure-track library faculty position.

 

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Rare Book Curator will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Rare Book Curator will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. The Rare Book Curator 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 August 15, 2018, applications will be reviewed beginning July 23, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.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.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Chemical Sciences Librarian, Marston Science Library, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Chemical Sciences Librarian

Assistant or Associate University Librarian

 

The Marston Science Library at the University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries is seeking a creative and service-oriented liaison librarian for the chemical sciences. We offer a dynamic, innovative and collaborative environment in which to serve and contribute to the work of a top ten public University. The Chemical Sciences Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track faculty position which provides reference assistance, instruction, outreach, and collection management to support programs dependent upon the chemical sciences. The primary liaison assignments are to the departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. The librarian works collaboratively and maintains close professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.

 

The qualified candidate will enjoy multiple opportunities to develop innovative services as The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and projects, offering a unique grants management program and an adaptive learning environment. The Marston Science Library faculty and staff work in a team-based environment, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive collections. The Chemical Sciences Librarian 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 Chemical Sciences Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities and perspectives in work activities.

 

The search will remain open until August 15, 2018, applications will be reviewed beginning July 23, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.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.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Project Archivist, Adirondack Research Library, Union College, Schenectady, NY

Job no: 492429
Appointment Type: Temp Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Categories: Temporary, Administration
Position Grade: LS

The Adirondack Research Library Project archivist will process environmental conservation‐focused archival collections as part of a Mellon Foundation grant-funded project. This is a temporary, 12‐month appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in arrangement and description of manuscript materials, have demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, and have demonstrated proficiency at successfully setting and meeting goals and deadlines.

Responsibilities

The Adirondack Research Library Project Archivist will be responsible for arranging and describing archival collections documenting the work of various environmental organizations and activists from the archival collections held in the Adirondack Research Library, located at the Kelly Adirondack Center (KAC). The Project Archivist will work under the general supervision of the Head of Special Collections & Archives at the Schaffer Library and will consult with the KAC Faculty Director in processing collections as necessary. The Project Archivist will assist the KAC Faculty Director and staff with outreach efforts aimed at promoting the use of archival collections for teaching and research. The position coordinates related digital projects with the Schaffer Library's Digital Services unit and oversees metadata quality assurance (QA) as needed.

Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA‐accredited institution or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival studies
  • Demonstrated understanding of archival collections and the principles of arrangement and description of manuscript materials with a completed finding aid
  • 1-2 years of experience arranging and describing organizational records
  • Demonstrated experience working with archival information content management systems, such as ArchivesSpace
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency at setting and meeting goals and deadlines
  • Familiarity with EAD, ASpace and DACS
  • Familiarity with MARC data elements. 
  • Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals

    Additional Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Previous archival project management experience
  • Knowledge of Environmental history and politics
  • Undergraduate degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences, especially US or Environmental history

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.



Advertised: June 27, 2018 
Applications close: Open until filled

To apply, click here.

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Artlab Director, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University seeks a visionary and entrepreneurial director who embraces collaborations and working in an academic environment to lead the ArtLab. A new venture for Harvard, the ArtLab on Harvard's Allston campus is an experimental working space for Harvard faculty, students and visiting artists that will allow them to cross traditional boundaries between art forms and practices, departments and schools, fostering new connections and collective enterprises within our creative community. A new building currently under construction, the 9,000-square-foot space is designed to be flexible and accommodate different artistic practices and disciplines and a visiting artist program. Located on North Harvard Street, the ArtLab will be the latest addition to the rapidly developing Allston campus that is home to Harvard Business School, athletics facilities, and the Science and Engineering Complex scheduled to open in fall 2020 as the new home for the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Qualified candidates please apply at: https://jobs.brassring.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerID=25240&siteID=5341&AReq=46100BR

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 6174955330

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Librarian Openings, Towson University, Towson, MD

Job #1: Science, Technology & Mathematics Librarian


Position Description:

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as our Science, Technology and Mathematics Librarian to begin Fall Semester 2018. This faculty librarian will serve as research and instruction librarian and liaison and subject specialist for Science, Technology and Mathematics and other disciplines as assigned. The successful candidate will participate in the development, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive, integrated information literacy program; create instructional materials; evaluate and select resources for the assigned collections and related areas; design and implement library initiatives to support student success and retention; participate in overall library assessment initiatives; and provide research assistance and reference services to university students, faculty and staff and to the community at large. Librarians are 12-month faculty and are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track.  

 
Qualifications:
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution; demonstrated skill in library instruction and information literacy. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff. Knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction. Background in assigned disciplines and understanding of teaching and research trends in that subject area. Additional Master's degree in an academic discipline related to area of responsibilities is desirable.

 

Towson University:

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is one of Baltimore's largest universities, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

 

For full job description, requirements, and application process go to http://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/openpositions.html

Job #2: Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian


Position Description:

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian to begin fall semester 2018. This faculty librarian will provide leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the library's electronic resources and assist the Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Content Management with all aspects of the e-resources life cycle, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials.  They will work cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library's subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons.  The successful candidate will serve as a liaison and subject specialist to related disciplines as assigned; plan and teach information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines; design and implement library initiatives to support student success and retention; and participate in overall library assessment initiatives. This faculty librarian will maintain an active research program focused on the role, impact, dynamics and trends of electronic and digital resources in higher education and academic libraries. Librarians are 12-month faculty and are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track.   

 
Qualifications:
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Knowledge of the full e-resources life cycle and library and bibliographic standards pertaining to e-resources. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff. Additional Master's degree in an academic discipline offered at Towson University is desirable.

Towson University:

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is one of Baltimore's largest universities, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

 

For full job description, requirements, and application process go to: http://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/openpositions.html

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a flexible, innovative librarian with electronic resource management experience to join our Acquisitions unit. The Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library and with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) colleagues to provide accurate access to electronic content. Under the supervision of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and proactively incorporate new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment. The Electronic Resources Librarian will be interested in continual learning and the application of expertise developed through work experience and professional development opportunities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manages all electronic resources throughout their life cycle including procurement and trials, license review, access management, renewals, and cancellations;
  • Accurately maintains discovery service, knowledge base, and link resolver;
  • Troubleshoots and resolves access issues for electronic resources and establishes proactive processes to identify electronic access issues before they become problems for users;
  • Leads usage and resource data collection projects to support collection decisions, budgeting allocations, and annual reporting requirements;
  • Establishes relationships with vendors, publishers, consortia, and library staff as primary point of contact for electronic resources needs;
  • Participates in and is an active member of the library community, serving on library-wide initiatives and bringing recommendations for new projects and collaborations;
  • Engages and remains current on emerging trends, practices and standards in electronic resource management, usage statistics, data management, access and discovery to enhance library services;
  • Performs liaison duties in assigned subject area(s) to promote services and resources to faculty;
  • Trains and supervises student workers to assist on special projects as assigned;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science;
  • Professional experience supporting electronic resource life cycle activities in an academic library;
  • Experience managing one or more electronic resources technologies, e.g., EBSCO discovery service, knowledge base, link resolver, ERMS;
  • Knowledge of industry standards related to serials and electronic resources, e.g., Open URL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI, MARC, etc.
  • Experience in technical troubleshooting and communicating with vendor technical support operations;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience evaluating electronic resource use and discovery;
  • Understanding of the relationships between electronic resources management and coordination needed with other library departments;
  • Experience working in a consortium library environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends related to electronic resource management;
  • Demonstrated project management experience;
  • Evidence of establishing and maintaining excellent vendor relationships;
  • Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues as they relate to electronic resources.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutionsand serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of over 6,100 FTE.

 

The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check. 

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with "Electronic Resources Librarian" in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

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Librarian, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

University of Florida

George A. Smathers Libraries

 Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian [AMES Librarian] is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for these subject areas. The position supports the University's academic programs including the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC), as well as interdisciplinary programs supported by the University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, such as International Studies and the Center for Global Islamic Studies. The AMES Librarian also liaises with the Harn Museum of Art in support of the Asian Collection. Responsibilities include analyzing the University's programs in the LLC and International Studies, collaborating with librarians and academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities; and evaluating existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Collaborates with other subject librarians to provide support in religious studies and other interdisciplinary areas. This position manages specialized subject area reference services, library instruction, and online database services.

 

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the AMES Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the AMES Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. The AMES 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 July 16, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage athttp://library.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.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Librarian, Teaching & Assessment, Emory University, Oxford, GA

Librarian, Teaching and Assessment

This position is located 38 miles east of Atlanta on the original 1836 Emory campus in Oxford, Georgia. 

Oxford College of Emory University invites candidates to apply for the position of Teaching and Assessment Librarian. We seek an enthusiastic individual with proven teaching, assessment, user-experience, and technology skills to work with the library leadership team to develop and deliver innovative, quality services for the Oxford College Library (http://oxford.library.emory.edu/). The librarian will help create a culture of assessment for the library as a part of the overall College assessment program.  The library is committed to an intellectual partnership with the faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum of the College. The College provides a liberal arts intensive curriculum for the first two years of the Emory baccalaureate degree.

 

Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate for this position will develop innovative services, modules, and programs to assist first and second year students in building important information literacy abilities. The Teaching and Assessment Librarian plays an integral role in support of the College's inquiry driven curriculum and the University's emphasis on effective student learning by active teaching in support of the Research Practices instructional program in collaboration with other teaching librarians and faculty. The librarian will focus on strategic and organizational goals to coordinate collection, analysis, and documentation of data for assessment; develop an evidence-based approach to achieving strategic objectives related to library services and user needs; coordinate library-wide assessment projects; and support colleagues engaged in assessment of library services. The librarian will provide individual research consultations for students and faculty along with some scheduled night and weekend work. The librarian will have subject expertise preferably in the social sciences, such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, or political science. The individual will be an active member of internal library teams along with other College and University groups and professional organizations.

 

Salary and Benefits: 

Salary based on qualifications and experience. This is a faculty-equivalent librarian position that follows a rank and promotion process. Emory University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits. Several retirement plan options are available, including TIAA.

 

Required:

A graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution; demonstrated effective teaching experience including discipline-specific instruction sessions; knowledge of research methodology and experience in meeting the research needs of students and faculty; experience articulating the value of academic libraries through quantitative and/or qualitative assessment methodologies; applied knowledge of emerging technologies; self-motivation; flexibility; strong problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects on a deadline, including the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and effectively respond to the needs of a campus community that makes heavy demands on library services; ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

 

Please apply for this position via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/51271, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.  In letters of application, candidates should address their interest in working in Oxford College's undergraduate, liberal arts intensive environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction and values diversity and inclusion.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women and minority candidates.

 

AND

 

Librarian, Teaching and Digital Projects

This position is located 38 miles east of Atlanta on the original 1836 Emory campus in Oxford, Georgia.

 

Oxford College of Emory University invites candidates to apply for the position of Teaching and Digital Projects Librarian.  We seek an enthusiastic individual with proven teaching, technology, and other skills related to the creation and support of digital resources to work with the library leadership team to develop and deliver innovative, quality services for the Oxford College Library (http://oxford.library.emory.edu/). The librarian will coordinate projects that enhance curricular initiatives such as the Discovery Seminars and Milestone Experience; and, develop digital library systems and services in support of teaching, learning, and research of students and faculty. The library is committed to an intellectual partnership with the faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum of the College. The College provides a liberal arts intensive curriculum for the first two years of the Emory baccalaureate degree.

 

Responsibilities:

The Teaching and Digital Projects Librarian plays an integral role in support of the College's inquiry driven curriculum and the University's emphasis on effective student learning by active teaching in support of the Research Practices instructional program in collaboration with other teaching librarians and faculty. The successful candidate for this position will develop innovative services, modules, and programs to assist first and second year students in building important information literacy abilities. 

The Teaching and Digital Projects librarian will also oversee development of innovative services and programs for students and faculty; assist with development of digital portfolios; assist with scholarly communications and open access initiatives; and use knowledge of disciplinary trends to maintain and/or implement digital systems and repositories. The librarian will provide individual research consultations for students and faculty along with some scheduled night and weekend work. The librarian will have subject expertise preferably in the sciences, such as biology, chemistry, physics, human health or environmental sciences.  The individual will be an active member of internal library teams along with other College and University groups and professional organizations.

 

Required: A graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution; demonstrated effective teaching experience including discipline-specific instruction sessions; knowledge of research methodology and experience in meeting the research needs of students and faculty; experience working collaboratively to support the creation and discovery of digital content; applied knowledge of emerging technologies; self-motivation; flexibility; strong problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills; initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects on a deadline, including the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and effectively respond to the needs of a campus community that makes heavy demands on library services; ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

 

Please apply for this position via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/51130, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references.  In letters of application, candidates should address their interest in working in Oxford College's undergraduate, liberal arts intensive environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction and values diversity and inclusion.

 

Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women and minority candidates.

 

Additional Details

Salary and Benefits:  

Salary based on qualifications and experience. This is a faculty-equivalent librarian position that follows a rank and promotion process. Emory University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits. Several retirement plan options are available, including TIAA.

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Team Lead, Cataloging, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, MA

Team Lead, Cataloging - Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville (MA)

Tisch Library supports Tufts' School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Resource Management and Repository Services Department provides support for the creation, management and preservation of scholarship.  

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Resource Management and Repository Services, the Team Lead for Cataloging will be responsible for providing leadership and management of the cataloging unit, and for developing, documenting and implementing cataloging policies, priorities and procedures for the Alma Integrated Library Management System. Responsible for maintaining the level of services needed to effectively manage ongoing cataloging responsibilities for materials acquired for Tisch, Ginn, Music and SMFA Libraries. Cultivates teamwork and collaborative relationships within and outside Tisch Library to provide high-quality resources and services for users.
 

Qualifications

 Basic Requirements:

  • LS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent experience in an academic research library.
  • 3 years library experience working with ILMS systems, OCLC, Library of Congress Classification System and Subject Headings, original and copy cataloging and classification in all formats,  authority control and bibliographic record maintenance and advanced knowledge of AACR2 and RDA cataloging rules.
  • Experience supervising library staff.
  • Experience managing projects.
  • Demonstrated expertise troubleshooting problem reports.
  • Ability to work collegially and cooperatively with varied user groups across the university, and in a team environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills, oral and written communication skills, problem solving ability.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, strong service orientation and commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of a foreign language.
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma.
  • Experience with original non-MARC metadata creation and retrospective metadata projects.
  • Experience with Dublin Core and/or MODS.
  • Knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards relating to metadata and classification. Familiarity with Bibframe.
  • Experience in special materials cataloging (eg.:rare books, music, artist's books) or electronic resources management.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Apply here.

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Graduate Studies Librarian/Assistant Professor, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

Mississippi University for Women's (MUW) Fant Memorial Library is inviting applications for the newly created Graduate Studies Librarian / Assistant Professor position to serve the research and information needs of graduate faculty and students, and to serve as liaison to the Health and Social Sciences departments. This position demands commitment to patron services, a diverse student body, and an ability to flourish in a small university community. 

Located in historic Columbus, MS, MUW has been voted a Great College to Work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education four years running and is classified as a Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs. With a 14:1 faculty-to-student ratio and a diverse student population with an FTE of 2400, we are a public university with a focus on excellent teaching and a personalized educational experience. Our newly renovated library has become the heart of campus since our grand opening in October 2017, and we are constantly looking for new ways to serve our diverse and vibrant community.  

More information: 

https://muw.peopleadmin.com/postings/2936

Please contact Amanda Clay Powers at acpowers@muw.edu with any questions.

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Science & Engineering Librarian, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati (UC) Libraries seeks a dynamic, passionate and creative Science & Engineering Librarian to develop research and instructional programs for the UC STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) populations. This position provides research consultations, teaching and workshops, collection development and support for new initiatives (data and visualization services, institutional repository outreach, etc). The Librarian serves a liaison to designated programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, and deepen's the libraries' connections to the university's institution-wide agenda for innovation. This position collaborates with a team of librarians, informationists and operational staff in the Science and Engineering Libraries and in related units such as the Digital Scholarship Center and scholarly communications. This is a tenure-track faculty position.

For more information and to apply, please visit bit.ly/UC-SciEngLibrarian.  

Please provide a resume and cover letter with your application.

The mission of the UC Libraries is to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to data, information and resources. The Libraries strive to be a creative and dynamic organization that is recognized as a model provider of access to premier library collections and quality service.  

Read our bold strategic plan and progress reports detailing transformations in our libraries.

UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000 students and has been named "Among the top tier of the Best National Universities," according to U.S. News & World Report. UC offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience, and UC was the founder of the cooperative education (co-op) model. UC's campus is beautiful, modern and urban, with many buildings designed by signature architects.  

Read about Next Lives Here, UC's new vision to lead urban public universities into a new era of academic excellence, urban impact, and innovation.

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Head of Metadata Services, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University

Head of Metadata Services

 

Brown University Library invites creative and forward-looking applicants for the position of Head of Metadata Services. We are seeking a leader who has worked on metadata assessment, discovery initiatives focused metadata indexing and policy, and is prepared to oversee a department responsible for the creation and management of MARC and non-MARC metadata across the Brown University Libraries.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management, the Head of Metadata Services provides leadership, both within the Metadata Services Department and throughout the Library, for the development, implementation, and assessment of metadata infrastructure and policies. The position supervises and coordinates the metadata services department, coordinates database and discovery systems quality management, and leads the outreach and development of internal and external partnerships related to metadata services. It oversees units responsible for all aspects of the library's metadata, including: shared cataloging, special collections cataloging, managing batch MARC record loads, database maintenance, and authority control for all formats and collections. The Head of Metadata Services collaborates with other library departments to ensure priorities are met and the library-wide goals associated with metadata are accomplished. The position directly manages 4 librarians, and oversees a department of 13.

The Head of Metadata Services will actively participate in national and international discussions relating to the access, retrieval, description, and management of information resources, and will collaborate with external partners to extend the work of the department and enable the department to contribute to the development of the library metadata field.

Job qualifications

  • Required education: MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of successful experience in staff supervision and training in a library environment.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience and demonstrated proficiency with current cataloging rules and standards (RDA, LC-PCC PSs, LC vocabularies, MARC21, etc.) and a variety of metadata schema (MODS, EAD, etc.), interoperability, emerging metadata standards.
  • Thorough understanding of the relationship between bibliographic and authority records in an automated environment, including discovery system functionality generated from MARC and non-MARC metadata.
  • Knowledge of or demonstrated interest in BIBFRAME and LRM development and other library applications of linked open data.
  • Interest in developing metadata practices and technologies.
  • Excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. 
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language
  • Interest in serving the needs of the Brown community of users and in maximizing access to the library resources.
  • Experience in working with bargaining unit staff is preferred.

 

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ146317 Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

 

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

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Multiple University Openings, Library Science, Multiple Locations

 SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS:
   NEW! - Lead Academic - Deputy Vice Chancellor
   Higher Colleges of Technology
   Academic Affairs Department
   Abu Dhabi,    United Arab Emirates
   Date Posted: Jun. 13, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107930&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-0e
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   NEW! - Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
   American International College
   Academic Affairs
   Springfield, MA,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 4, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107353&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-0e
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   Dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
   University of Texas at Dallas
   School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
   Dallas, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Apr. 9, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=105598&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-2e
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   Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic Affairs
   Higher Colleges of Technology
   Academic Affairs Department
   Abu Dhabi,    United Arab Emirates
   Date Posted: Feb. 22, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103915&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-0e
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                     ACADEMIC POSITIONS
   Adjunct Instructor
   University of North Texas
   Department of College
   Denton, TX,   United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 23, 2017

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=94073&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-7e
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   Adjunct Instructor
   University of North Texas
   Department of Information Science
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Mar. 21, 2017

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=90996&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
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   NEW! - Adjunct Instructor
   University of North Texas
   Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Science
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 21, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=108248&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Assoc. or Full Prof. - Demography/Population Studies
   University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
   Minnesota Population Center
   Minneapolis, MN,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 20, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=108228&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Lecturer in Communication
   University of Kentucky
   8M200:Communication
   Lexington, KY,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 14, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107962&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Nursing Liaison Librarian
   University of Kentucky
   88200:MEDICAL CENTER LIBRARY
   Lexington, KY,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 13, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107916&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
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   NEW! - Lecturer, Communication
   Bryant University
   COMM-Communication Dept
   Smithfield, RI,    United States
   Date Posted: Jun. 4, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107354&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Professor: Communication
   Namibia University of Science and Technology
   Communiactions
   WINDHOEK,    Namibia
   Date Posted: May. 24, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107094&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Associate Professor: Communication
   Namibia University of Science and Technology
   Communications
   WINDHOEK,    Namibia
   Date Posted: May. 24, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107092&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Senior Lecturer: Journalism and Media Technology
   Namibia University of Science and Technology
   Communication
   WINDHOEK,    Namibia
   Date Posted: May. 24, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107091&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   NEW! - Librarian
   Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
   Professional Development and Learning Resource
   Al Khobar, Eastern,    Saudi Arabia
   Date Posted: May. 23, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=107019&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
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   Research & Instruction Librarian
   Rhode Island School of Design
   Library
   Providence, RI,    United States
   Date Posted: May. 17, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=106822&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
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   Access Services Lead
   KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
   University Library
   Thuwal,    Saudi Arabia
   Date Posted: May. 15, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=106742&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-8e
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   University Archivist and Records Manager
   KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
   University Library
   Thuwal,    Saudi Arabia
   Date Posted: May. 15, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=106741&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-2e
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   Adjunct Instructor - Career Development
   University of North Texas
   Department of College
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Apr. 20, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=105976&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-7e
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   Adjunct Instructor - CAS Internship
   University of North Texas
   Department of College
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Apr. 20, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=105975&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-7e
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   Adjunct Instructor
   University of North Texas
   International Studies
   Denton, TX,    United States
   Date Posted: Apr. 9, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=105542&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-7e
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   Wenzhou-Kean Univ. Anticipated Faculty Positions 2018-201...
   Wenzhou-Kean University
   School of General Studies
   Wenzhou,    China
   Date Posted: Mar. 23, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104988&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Wenzhou-Kean Univ. Anticipated Faculty Positions 2018-201...
   Wenzhou-Kean University
   School of Communication, Media and Journalism
   Wenzhou,    China
   Date Posted: Mar. 23, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104984&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Faculty Positions in Political Sci. for Fall 2018 - Socia...
   Habib University
   School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
   Karachi, Sindh,    Pakistan
   Date Posted: Mar. 1, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104163&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Faculty Positions in Sociology for Fall 2018 - Social Dev...
   Habib University
   School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
   Karachi, Sindh,    Pakistan
   Date Posted: Mar. 1, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=104162&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Visiting Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track
   New York University
   Steinhardt School of Education and Human Development
   New York, NY,    United States
   Date Posted: Feb. 21, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103885&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Faculty, General Studies
   Higher Colleges of Technology
   General Academic Requirements Division (GARD)
   Abu Dhabi, Ruwais, Ras Al Khaimah,    United Arab Emirates
   Date Posted: Feb. 21, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103867&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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   Faculty, General Studies (English)
   Higher Colleges of Technology
   General Academic Requirements Division (GARD)
   Abu Dhabi, Ruwais, Ras Al Khaimah,    United Arab Emirates
   Date Posted: Feb. 21, 2018

   https://www.AcademicKeys.com/r?job=103865&o=1204022&t=SO180622m-6e
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University Archivist, Special Collections & Archives, Wesleyan, Middletown, CT

Wesleyan's Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) is the home of the University's archives, local history, manuscript, and rare book collections, including more than 500 collections of archival materials and over 40,000 rare books. In addition to being the official repository for historical University materials, SC&A holds the papers of Lincoln Memorial architect Henry Bacon, avant garde musician John Cage, and biographer and popular historian William Manchester, among others. SC&A has a very active program of outreach and instruction, with 120 class visits in academic year 2017.

Reporting to the Director of Special Collections & Archives (SC&A), this position is responsible for all aspects of the Wesleyan archives, manuscripts, and local history collections in all formats, including born-digital materials. As a senior staff member this position participates in management of SC&A. As a member of the professional library staff, serves as faculty liaison to one or more academic departments and selector in one or more disciplines.

Responsibilities include:

TEACHING
Present archival, manuscript, and local history materials to classes. Work with faculty to design assignments and promote use of these materials.

As backup for the Director, present rare books to classes.

REFERENCE 

  • Respond to complex reference inquiries.
  • Research confidential and complex aspects of Wesleyan history and policy for the University administration.

On a regular schedule, serve at the SC&A reference and reception desk.

COLLECTION MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT 

  • Develop policies and set priorities for archival technical services and acquisitions, transfer of University records to the Archives, and all aspects of born-digital records.
  • Participate in oversight of Wesleyan's institutional repository (IR).
  • Develop policies for archival materials, including theses, in IR.
  • Supervise the work of the Licensing Management Specialist related to IR and archival collections.
  • Manage projects related to archival, manuscript, and local history collections.
  • Lead departmental grant writing to fund such projects.
  • Build archival, manuscript, and local history collections through acquisition, transfer, donation, and other means.
  • Work with the Director of the Wasch Center and freelance interviewers and editors on the faculty emeriti oral history program.
  • Interview subjects that require particular discretion.
  • With the Director of SC&A, work with University Relations and with donors of major gifts to the Archives.

DIGITAL INITIATIVES

  • Lead departmental digital initiatives and projects in accordance with library goals.
  • Collaborate with Digital Projects Librarian on major projects.

OUTREACH 

  • Promote stewardship of archival materials to the Wesleyan community.
  • Promote the University Archives through exhibitions, presentations, writing, and other means.

PROCESSING

  • Manage all aspects of processing archival and manuscript collections.
  • Maximize discovery and preservation of archival and manuscript collections in all formats.
  • Delegate appropriate archival work to the SC&A Assistant and student workers.
  • Train, supervise, and mentor undergraduate students with advanced skills, graduate interns working on tasks that require archival facility, and temporary project archivists.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Serve as faculty liaison to one or more departments.
  • Monitor recent scholarship trends and select materials in these and related disciplines.
  • Conduct library instruction for groups and provide one-on-one research consultations.
  • Actively participate in the University's records management efforts.
  • Serve the University through participation in committees and other activities, particularly those involving University history.
  • Participate in library and archives professional organizations, locally, regionally, and nationally, through service on committees, presentations and publications, and in leadership positions.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or MA in history with a focus on public history or archives and at least 5 years' of relevant archival experience or an equivalent amount of education, training and experience.
  • Experience in academic archives.
  • Experience teaching, reference services. and using collection management and/or digital asset management systems.
  • Experience with digitization and electronic records.
  • Experience processing archival collections and with archival and metadata standards.
  • Knowledge of appropriate preservation practices for archival materials.
  • Ability to work both collegially and independently.
  • Effective communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to interact courteously with a wide variety of people, exercising diplomacy, discretion, confidentiality, and good judgment.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to move boxes weighing up to 40 pounds with or without accommodation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact openly with individuals of different backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in related field.
  • Experience with rare books; course work may be substituted.
  • Experience with grant writing and records management.

For more information, click here: 

http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6374

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Legal Research Librarian, Suffolk University Law School Library, Boston, MA

Suffolk University is seeking qualified applicants to consider for the Legal Research Librarian at the Law Library. The Legal Research Librarians fill essential roles in planning and implementing the law school's legal research curriculum.  Legal Research Librarians support the law school's faculty and students in their research endeavors, teach stand-alone research classes, partner with Legal Practice Skills (LPS) faculty to teach legal research in the 1L curriculum, and provide assistance to patrons at the reference desk.  The person in this position will also be responsible for updating the library website using the University content management system.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Teach legal research to law students through stand-alone classes, the 1L LPS program, and presentations to upper-level electives by faculty invitation.
  • Provide research assistance, training, and reference support to law school students, alumni, and members of the bar.
  • Provide research support and training to law school faculty and serve as liaison to assigned faculty members.
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff in using subscription databases; participate in trials of new subscription resources.
  • Additional duties as assigned, such as maintaining and updating the library's website and student writing portal; managing the law school's subscriptions to SSRN, ExpressO, and Scholastica; putting together the semi-annual Faculty Newsletter; or working with Suffolk journals to do trainings, and collect and archive author publication agreements.
  • Assist with collection development.
  • Develop and implement new library services and programs.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Library & Information Science or equivalent (JD degree is strongly preferred)
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience
  • Strong computer skills and web skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness 
  • Emotional and cultural intelligence with proven ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations
  • Must be creative and proactive
  • Standard hours of this position are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, M-F, but will include at least one evening per week until 6:00 pm and occasional weeknights and weekends for instruction and special events.

To apply, click here.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Clemson University Libraries, Clemson, SC

Electronic Resources Librarian

Clemson University Libraries invites candidates for an Electronic Resources Librarian to join its Technical Services & Collection Management Unit. The successful candidate serves as Team Leader of the Electronic Resources Team comprised of the Electronic Resources Cataloger and three high-level staff. The Team Leader coordinates the functional activities of the Electronic Resources Cataloger and directly supervises two of the three staff. The Libraries' materials budget is currently $9 million with over 80% spent on electronic resources. Electronic resources managed by the Team include e-books, e-journals, databases, streaming media, and data sets. Clemson Libraries expects to participate in the implementation of a statewide Shared Library Services Platform (SLSP) over the next 12-24 months. Systems currently used include Innovative's Millennium ILS and ProQuest's (Serials Solutions) Intota. This position will play a key role in the successful migration of current systems to the new statewide platform.

Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track position accountable to the Head of Technical Services & Collection Management.

Responsibilities include:

Electronic Resources Librarianship

  • Continues implementation and maintenance of ProQuest's (Serials Solutions) Intota for management of electronic collections. Intota includes knowledgebase, link resolver, discovery, statistics, collection assessment, and ERM components.
  • Participates in acquisition, licensing, and renewal of electronic resources.
  • Supports retention and renewal decisions for electronic resources through the collection and analysis of usage data.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves electronic resource access problems. Works cooperatively with Library Technology and campus IT to resolve issues. Participates in maintenance of EZproxy for authentication.
  • Provides information to public services about new resources, changes to existing resources, and resource outages. Engages with public services and Library Technology to maintain the Libraries' discovery layer, currently ProQuest's Summon.
  • Develops and implements proactive processes to identify electronic access issues before they become problems for users.
  • Develops vendor and publisher relationships; schedules and coordinates demos, trials, and training with account representatives.
  • Maintains awareness of current and emerging trends and technologies pertaining to electronic resources.
  • Participates in planning, decision-making, and management of the Unit.
  • Engages in professional development activities, such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions.

 

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

  • Develops a focused program of high quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries' mission and goals.

 

Service

  • Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community.

 

Required Qualifications/Experience:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship (or foreign equivalent) or a relevant, accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries.
  • Two years' experience in some aspect of electronic resource acquisition, cataloging, or management.
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in managing electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to quality customer service.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills; demonstrated initiative and adaptability.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment or individually, to balance priorities, and to set and meet deadlines.
  • Experience with an integrated library system or service platform.

 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience with electronic resource tools such as link resolvers, discovery services, knowledge bases, electronic resource management systems, and proxy authentication software.
  • Experience reading, managing, and negotiating license agreements.
  • Knowledge of fund management and budget processes.
  • Experience working with consortia.
  • Supervisory training or experience.

 

Salary and Benefits: 

Faculty rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Location:

Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented research (Carnegie R1) university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Ranked as one of America's Top 25 Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive to Charlotte and Atlanta.

Libraries:

Physical locations on Clemson's main campus are the R.M. Cooper Library, the Gunnin Architecture Library, the Education Media Center, and Special Collections and Archives. Other facilities include the Clemson Design Center Library in Charleston and the Library Depot in Anderson, which houses high-density storage, the records center, the digitization lab, and technical services. Clemson Libraries employs 28 faculty, 62 staff, and over 70 students. Clemson Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) and Lyrasis, and actively participates with other South Carolina institutions through the statewide consortium, PASCAL. For additional information about Clemson Libraries, visit the website at https://libraries.clemson.edu/about-the-libraries/

Application process: 

Applicants should electronically submit all application materials via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/51338. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by July 13, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration.

Closing Statement:

Clemson University is an AAO/EO 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.

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Head of Electronic Resources & Serials Acquisitions, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Library seeks a dynamic, imaginative, and collaborative leader to guide and evolve Harvard Library's management of print serials and electronic resources. Applying their solid record of leadership and vision across Harvard's vast online and physical collections, the Head of Electronic Resources and Serials Acquisitions will guide the development of a unified strategy, best practices, and workflows for managing fee-based and open access online resources that encompass all library parties of the content ecosystem--collection development, technical services, and scholarly communication while maintaining the accurate and timely acquisition of a significant and robust collection of print serials.

 

To review the complete position description and to apply, see here.

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Outreach, Education, & Communications Coordinator, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Outreach, Education, and Communications Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

 

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM, SEA, RML), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to oversee the development and implementation of professional health information topics, training areas, and coordination of the communications program for the regional medical library. The Outreach, Education and Communications Coordinator develops and teaches in-person and online courses to promote access to health information. The coordinator creates and coordinates an outreach plan and related projects to address the health information needs of healthcare providers and information professionals. This librarian is also responsible for managing the region's social media program, as well as creating content for the region's website and newsletter. In partnership with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices, the coordinator produces national programming and collaborates with other SEA coordinators to exhibit NLM's resources at national, regional, and state meetings.

 

This is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track, faculty position reporting to the Executive Director of the SEA. The position is one of a team of four librarian-coordinators who work together to facilitate resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

 

Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting access to biomedical information to health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Develops outreach projects improving information access for health professionals and their intermediaries in the region with special emphasis on services to unaffiliated health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workers, and hospital librarians.
  • Coordinates an overall outreach plan taking into consideration the health information needs of health care providers and information professionals
  • Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites particularly in the areas of access to quality health information for health professionals
  • Coordinates communication and promotion of NLM, NNLM, and NNLM SEA programs, resources, and services including but not limited to exhibits, webinars, presentations, librarian advocacy, featured articles for SEA Currents, and contact with health and health informational professionals and community associations.
  • Coordinates, implements, and evaluates the SEA social media program to determine appropriate promotional communications support of NLM, NNLM, and NNLM SEA programs, resources, and services.
  • Develops strategies and materials promoting the use of NLM and NNLM products and services to target populations such as health professionals, librarians, and the public.
  • Maintains standards of accessibility for all resources created and maintained in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
  • Cooperates with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming
  • Promotes and solicit applications for NNLM SEA awards; assisting potential applicants with their proposals, monitor progress and follow-up for awards in progress
  • Works with other coordinators to exhibit NLM's resources at national, regional, and state meetings of health professionals, information professionals, and the public.
  • Participates in other activities of the SEA that lead toward improved health information access, use, and literacy in the region.
  • Serves as ex-officio and support to the SEA Medical Librarians Program Advisory Group

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Knowledge of PubMed, MedlinePlus, and other NLM resources
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver's license at the time of employment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Instructional design and course development experience, including evaluation
  • Experience with teaching and training
  • Experience with health information education with the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Knowledge of, or experience in medical librarianship
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
  • Demonstrated ability in obtaining results from initiating and participating in team efforts
  • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity; initiating interaction with others; and soliciting feedback from partners
  • Comfort with change, flexibility and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications
  • Experience with Moodle LMS and WebEx technologies

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by July 20, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/OECCRML

 

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

 

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

 

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

 

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL's website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services. The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine's Southeastern/Atlantic Region. 

 

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

 

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Head, Collection Development & Resource Access, Florida International University Libraries, Miami, FL

HEAD, COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCE ACCESS

Florida International University Libraries

The online version is available at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=515222.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. Professional Practice

  • Leads the Collections & Resource Development Department consisting of Acquisitions, Serials, and Electronic Resources. Includes direct supervision of 2 FTE faculty librarians and hierarchical supervision of 10 FTE staff.
  • Allocates and monitors the materials resource budget.
  • Leads collection development efforts of the FIU Libraries, including coordination of issues and policies across all formats in consultation with appropriate departments and personnel.
  • Coordinates liaison collection development activities and collaborates with liaison librarians to foster positive relationships with faculty, especially pertaining to collection issues.
  • Serves as primary contact for collection assessment activities such as program reviews, accreditation reports, and internal assessments
  • Oversees the process of Repair, Missing and Lost item review and replacement.
  • Chairs the FIU Libraries' Collection Advisory Committee to discuss collection activities, review product proposals, and draft policies.
  • Participates in collaborative collection discussions with local, state, and national efforts including CSUL Collection Planning Committee, Florida State Library, Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries.
  • As a Library Department Head, participate in meetings and activities to determine the strategic direction of the library, achieve annual goals, and enhance daily operations
  • Assumes other responsibilities and duties as requested by the Dean of Libraries.
  • Leads and manages acquisitions activities including purchasing, licensing, and facilitating access to licensed content.
  • Conducts regular assessments of departmental services, workflows, and operations.
  • Assists in developing effective reports and messaging for other library and university administrators to understand the library's materials budget needs.

 

II. Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development

  • Participates in continuing education, conference, workshops, seminars, or other activities that enhance professional knowledge.
  • Contributes to the profession through active participation in professional associations, research, or other scholarly activities.
  • Serves the library and institution through participation in meetings and committee work.
  • Attend and participate in library meetings, including Library Assembly, Administration Team, and Direct Reports.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • ALA-accredited MLIS
  • Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services and an understanding of information seeking behaviors in an academic research environment
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and organization skills, including the ability to effectively impart knowledge and skills
  • Minimum five years of experience managing multi-million dollar resource budgets.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within library and university web/online communities

 

Rank/Salary:

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

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

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 515222 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by July 20, 2018. Review will continue until position is filled.

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Assistant/Associate Librarian, Social Sciences & Data Services, UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Assistant/Associate Librarian: Social Sciences and Data Services, UMass Dartmouth

 

UMass Dartmouth welcomes applications for the position of Information Services Librarian for the Social Sciences and Data Services. This librarian will deliver reference and instruction services in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians, consult with and inform researchers in all departments of the university on practices and opportunities for data management, and develop professional relationships with faculty and students in multiple College of Arts and Sciences departments to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs.

Information Services librarians also participate in information literacy instruction for first-year English classes.

General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction and related activities, as well as other division, library, university, and professional activities, projects, and organizations, as appropriate. 

Minimum starting salaries: Assistant Librarian $55,330/Associate Librarian $64,796.

The review of applications began June 11, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 

For full details of the position, please view our ad here:

http://careers.umassd.edu/dartmouth/en-us/job/494119/assistantassociate-librarian-social-sciences-and-data-services

 

The Claire T. Carney Library is located on the campus of UMass Dartmouth, the only research university located on the SouthCoast of Massachusetts. The region has many options for city, town, and country living, as well as easy access to art, music, and cultural institutions in cities such as Providence, Boston, and New York. New England is home to amazing outdoor recreation, from hiking to skiing to enjoying the beaches on nearby Cape Cod. Recently the subject of an award-winning renovation, the library is the campus hub, providing space for research and study and serving as a social gathering place. Our library staff are active in our campus community, participating in events, committees, and faculty governance. The Information Services team is made up of reference and instruction liaison librarians. We work independently within our disciplines, and collaboratively in initiatives such as our first year English embedded instruction program. We value collegiality and enthusiasm, and are committed to making a positive impact in our students' lives. 

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Electronic Records Analyst, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Electronic Records Analyst

Records Analyst 1 Librarian

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seek applications and nominations for the position of Electronic Records Analyst. The Electronic Records Analyst works with the University Records Manager to establish and maintain a digital information environment which supports the University's regulatory and compliance obligations for records and information management and long-term preservation of digital assets. Provides expertise and leadership on the management of the digital information of the University to ensure compliance with various regulatory requirements for restrictions, retention, appropriate destruction processes, and/or long-term preservation. Participates in the active management and/or preservation of a wide array of types of digital records, including but not limited to, University electronic records, websites, and social media. Provides guidance to administration, faculty, and staff on creating, managing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital and digitally reformatted records in accordance with State of Florida and Federal regulations. This position provides expertise and leadership and serves as a member of various collaborative teams for the development of frameworks with standards, policies, and procedures to ensure adherence to best practices for electronic records management across campus. This position also serves as a member of a collaborative team to ensure compliance, verification, authentication, and related activities that build and sustain a comprehensive program of records management. This position reports to the University Records Manager.

 

The search will remain open until July 25, 2018, applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.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.

 

Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.

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Team Lead, Digital Scholarship, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, MA

Tisch Library supports Tufts' School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning, and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Scholarly Communications & Collections department of Tisch Library supports the mission of the university by engaging with the long history of scholarly communication from rare books to research data, and by recognizing how different formats, different modes of communicating information, and different disciplinary practices impact the transfer and development of knowledge over time. The Digital Design Studio (DDS) provides facilities and support to students, faculty, and staff working with digital media, recordings, and equipment.

 
Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communications & Collections, the Digital Scholarship Team Lead leads the library's efforts in coordinating Tisch Library's digital scholarship services for students, faculty, and staff in the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering. The position is responsible for conducting ongoing needs assessment and engagement with the community to develop and maintain a robust and integrated set of programs and activities that strengthen the library's role in supporting digital scholarship, digital literacy, digital pedagogy, and the use of multimedia in teaching, learning and scholarship. The Team Lead supervises the Digital Design Studio staff, promoting collegiality, providing mentorship, and fostering a responsive and user-oriented team. This position will provide liaison services for at least one academic department and play a key role in supporting departmental strategic initiatives, including pedagogy, user experience, and assessment.

 

Qualifications

 Basic Requirements:

• Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent.
• Minimum two years of experience engaging with digital scholarship - e.g. digital pedagogy, data visualization, digital humanities.
• Experience working in an academic library.
• Demonstrated leadership ability. 
• Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues, and trends in digital scholarship.
• Experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as take initiative on independent projects.

• Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Supervisory experience.
• Experience teaching in an academic library or higher education setting.
• Experience with strategic planning.
• Experience with data visualization.
• Experience with graphic design, video editing, web development, or educational media software.

 

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


Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Apply here.

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Access Services Librarian, Cabot and Lamont Libraries, Harvard, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Librarian is currently seeking candidates for the position of Access Services Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director of Access Services, this position provides administrative direction and forward-thinking operational leadership for staffing, customer service, workflow, and daily operations within Access Services at the Lamont and Cabot Libraries, two of Harvard's most popular on-campus locations for undergraduates. The position also manages and participates in hiring, training, supervising, coaching, and evaluating the work of seven FTE staff, as well as several student employees. Additionally, this position is responsible for developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with other library departments and staff to facilitate access and support the scholarship of library patrons through the use of digital resources and print collections, as well as instructional and informational technologies. This position partners with colleagues in Research, Teaching, and Learning and other stakeholders to develop and deliver information services that support research, instruction, and lifelong learning skills. Though assigned workdays are Tuesday through Saturday, the schedule may vary based on departmental needs. Work is performed with a high degree of judgment and latitude.

 

To review the complete position description and to apply, see here.

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Head of Conservation and Preservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Head of Conservation and Preservation

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seek a collaborative, innovative, and user-oriented librarian to serve as the Head of its Conservation and Preservation Unit. As a member of the Libraries' management team, the Head of Preservation and Conservation is responsible for providing leadership and direction for a library-wide, comprehensive preservation program, encompassing general, special, and shared collections to ensure immediate and long-term access to the wide variety of resources held in the Libraries.

 

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Discovery, Digital Services, and Shared Collections, the Head of Conservation and Preservation is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position that provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for policies and procedures; establishes plans, goals, and objectives to lead department personnel, , including three full-time staff and two to three part-time employees. The Head provides instruction for librarians, curators, archivists, staff and students in techniques to safeguard collection materials and develops proactive preservation policies and procedures. The Head assesses the current collection conditions, housing and storage options, and access and use policies to leverage a risk management approach to improving the long-term preservation while ensuring access to the collections. The Head collaborates with and advises librarians, curators, archivists, and staff in the full lifecycle of collections, from acquisition and appraisal to deaccessioning to identify preservation issues.

 

The Libraries encourage broad participation in reaching management and operational decisions and consequently the Head of Conservation and Preservation serves on various committees and teams. The Head of Conservation and Preservation is expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities. To support all students and faculty and to foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Head is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in professional, service and scholarly activities.

 

The search will remain open until July 26, 2018 - review of applications will begin July 2, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.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.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Associate University Librarian

 

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for providing leadership for the Smathers Libraries' services in support of students and faculty seeking guidance on copyright and intellectual property, as well as outreach and training efforts to build a scholarly communications program in support of Open Access (OA), Open Data activities, and OA publishing at UF. This role includes educating the university community about OA resources and services at UF, scholarly publication modes, and copyright and intellectual property issues and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction. The Scholarly Communication Librarian will form strong collaborations with library liaisons and other library units as well as provide training and consultant services to strengthen and broaden copyright and intellectual property competencies within the George A. Smathers Libraries. As part of a dynamic and collaborative team, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will provide training, outreach, and services, building on the strong library-campus collaborations to date and work of the library-led Academic Research Consulting Services (ARCS, http://arcs.uflib.ufl.edu/).   

 

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions, and, consequently, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students, staff, and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. The Scholarly Communications 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 July 25, 2018 - applicants will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.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.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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Research Librarian, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

Research Librarian - (180290)

Description

 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) seeks a Research Librarian to provide reference/research services to the residential campus in Daytona Beach and to our distance learning programs, as well as perform auxiliary support functions necessary to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of our students, faculty and staff. Duties include staffing service points to provide comprehensive research support, developing user aids (LibGuides), developing and teaching library instruction sessions and participating in team and special projects. No aviation background required.  This position reports to the Associate Director of Research/Worldwide Library Services. 

 

Hunt Library, located at the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, provides library services to 6,000 residential students at this campus as well as to over 10,000 distance learning students through Embry-Riddle Worldwide.  A leader in the provision of higher education in the fields of aviation and aerospace, ERAU offers regionally accredited bachelors' and masters' degrees as well as several doctoral programs, one of which (Aviation Science) is the first of its kind in the world.  For more information on ERAU, see http://www.erau.edu/about/index.html.  For more information on the Hunt Library, go to http://huntlibrary.erau.edu/about/. Information on the new library facility in progress is available at https://studentunion.erau.edu/.

 

Qualifications

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library science or information studies
  • experience in providing reference/research services
  • strong experience in demonstrating information resources
  • ability to work and learn independently
  • aptitude to keep abreast of new technologies
  • strong communication (written, oral) and interpersonal skills
  • ability to work with a diverse population of students, staff, and faculty
  • high level of proficiency with electronic library products, end-user internet applications, and Microsoft Office

 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • experience with teaching and course/workshop development
  • front-line customer service skills 
  • ability to contribute to collaborative projects
  • ability to work in a rapidly changing technological environment

 

Please reference position #180290 and apply online at http://eraucareers.erau.edu. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (including email addresses). A review of applications will begin on July 2, 2018, and continue until an appropriate candidate is selected. 

 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status, or sexual orientation. 

 

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Metadata Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, AL

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking two dynamic, highly motivated individuals for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator of Metadata in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery department and working collaboratively in a metadata team with 5 librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries resources through metadata creation, analysis and enrichment. This position will play a role in improving discovery for patrons. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: creating original metadata and complex metadata revision for the Libraries' digital collections, creating original metadata and complex metadata for special collections materials, performing original and copy cataloging of continuing resources and non-book materials such as sound recordings, and performing authority work, evaluating the effectiveness of catalog data and metadata for resource discovery, participating as a consultant to digital humanities projects with the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, and keeping abreast of current issues and trends in cataloging and metadata. Candidate must also possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting. Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Professional experience creating metadata records and performing authority control.
  • Knowledge of relevant foundational metadata and technologies including but not  limited to: RDA, LCSH, MARC21, MODS, MADS, METS, Dublin Core, TGN, XML, etc.
  • Experience using OCLC
  • Knowledge of research metadata schemas such as DataCite, ORCID, etc.
  • Knowledge of linked data models and emerging tools such as FRBR, FRAD, RDF, RDFa, and BIBFRAME, etc.
  • Knowledge of digital preservation models and schemas including but not limited to: PREMIS, MIX, etc.
  • Knowledge of discovery layer technology.
  • Knowledge of data mining and visualization.
  • Some experience with programming languages or scripting. Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including associated skills such as listening, negotiating, and adapting.
  • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment in decision making.
  • Familiar with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in libraries.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills. 
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new standards and technologies. 
  • Ability to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion.
  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a tenure track faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-2 years' experience in metadata creation in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of curation lifecycle models.
  • Experience using integrated library systems (Voyager preferred) and/or digital content management system(s) (DSpace preferred).
  • Experience in analyzing and manipulating XML and other data standards.
  • Data manipulation with MarcEdit, EXCEL, OpenRefine, Python, XSLT.
  • Knowledge of json.
  • Experience in batch loading of MARC records.
  • Knowledge of EBSCO Full Text Finder.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama's flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 37,000 students, is ranked in the top 50 public universities in the United States. UA has graduated 15 Rhodes Scholars, 15 Truman Scholars, has had 121 Fulbright Scholars, is one of the leading institutions for National Merit Scholars (150 in 2015), and has 5 Pulitzer Prize winners among its ranks. Under the new leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. The University of Alabama Libraries is essential in advancing the educational mission of the University. We provide innovative instruction, services, and resources to facilitate teaching, research, and learning. The University of Alabama Libraries is committed to be student-centered and research-focused in order to support discovery, learning, and creativity at The Capstone.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, Scholars Trust, the Rosemont Alliance, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu   

UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month tenure track OR non-tenure track, renewable faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, depending on qualifications.  Salary is $50,000-$60,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu   

Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Positions open until filled. Applications received by July 6, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu

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Digital Humanities Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama seeks an energetic and innovative librarian to continue our excellent support of digital humanities at The University of Alabama University Libraries. The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the University of Alabama faculty to promote the resources and community of the Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC). 

A program of the University Libraries, the ADHC is a space and a community of over 90 faculty, staff, and students from American Studies, Art and Art History, Communication and Information Sciences, Continuing Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Gender and Race Studies, History, the University Libraries, Honors, Modern Languages and Classics, Music, Religious Studies, and UA Press. http://www.lib.ua.edu/using-the-library/digital-humanities-center/

The facility is outfitted with a high-tech array of equipment, specialized software, presentation space, high-definition virtual conferencing capabilities, and group and individual workspace. The initiative has evolved through collaboration and represents a growing and dynamic community on campus. Housed in the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, a central gathering point on campus, the Center was built through generous support from the University Libraries, the Office of Information Technology, and a gift from Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Taylor.  Open now for eight years, the Center has hosted graduate digital humanities classes, numerous guest lectures, monthly brown-bag discussion gatherings, private project consultations, tool training workshops, project work, and community conversations. The ADHC has been engaged in scholarly and pedagogical projects from course-specific activities to international scope projects. The Center created and hosts an international DH conference called Digitorium http://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/digitorium/

The successful candidate will lead this creative and developmental endeavor. S/he will devote time to outreach activities promoting digital humanities and the mission of the ADHC; initiate, build, and nurture relationships within the University Libraries, campus, and external communities to develop and implement digital humanities services based on researcher needs, current standards, and best practices; facilitate project creation and development; provide skill development opportunities; employ project management; collaborate with technical (e.g., metadata, technology, and media) and content experts within and beyond the University Libraries; support library liaisons through workshops and awareness activities; apply proven and emerging technologies to humanistic inquiries; and serve as a resource for a variety of digital projects.

More specifically:

  • Provide direct support, advice, and project management for faculty to advance teaching, learning, and research.

  • Assist researchers at all levels through expert consultation, support, and training on DH tools and techniques, including but not limited to text analysis, text encoding, data mining, mapping, social network analysis, data visualization, virtual environments, digitization, metadata creation, preservation, and data management.

  • Apply best practices for sustainable development and maintenance of faculty and student projects.

  • Conduct regular environmental scans of campus departments in conjunction with subject liaisons to identify current and emerging scholarly projects and areas of interest for which tools and methodologies are appropriate and foster interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • Take an active role in the established community to help the ADHC maintain a responsive environment and to assess its impact.  

  • Promote the ADHC through timely web site content, social media, and events.

  • Stay abreast of and evaluate current and emerging digital tools and methodologies supporting arts and humanities scholars.

  • Engage directly with tools such as AntConc, ArcGIS, Audacity, Excel, Google Maps, ImageMagik, NVivo, Omeka, OpenRefine, oXygen, R, Shanti Interactive Suite, SketchUp, Tableau, TEI, TimelineJS, Voyant Tools, WordPress, XMLSpy, and other similar tools to support annotation, analysis, mark-up, presentation, and visualization.

  • Plan and host Digitorium.

  • Serve as a liaison to one or more disciplines offering library instruction.

  • Actively engage with the University Libraries assessment endeavors.

  • Supervise one technical specialist.

  • Job responsibilities change as the environment evolves.

  • Work in collaboration with others to complete the goals, objectives, and action items of the University Libraries Strategic Plan 2017-2020 https://www.lib.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Strategic-Plan-11162016-FINAL.pdf

 The position reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Technology.

Required:

The following degree and experience combinations will be considered:

  •  Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution or completed CLIR Postdoc in digital humanities or digital scholarship.
  • PhD in history, social sciences, or a related discipline.

  • Experience working on digital scholarship/humanities projects of your own and other scholars.

  • Knowledge of digital scholarship/humanities centers and current and emerging trends in such centers.

  • Knowledge and experience with a broad variety of digital humanities methods and technologies.

  • Knowledge of reference/instructional services in an academic library setting and trends and services in academic libraries to support undergraduate and graduate education.

  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in information literacy instruction and information technologies.

  • Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.

  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, along with skills associated with listening, negotiating, compromising, and adapting.

  • Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students.

  • Ability, interest, and willingness to assume additional and/or new responsibilities, along with the ability to set and model high performance standards.

  • Ability to conceptualize, articulate, and implement short and long-range goals.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems, using sound judgment in decision-making according to an established timeframe.

  • Level of comfort with ambiguity.

  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

  • Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with a faculty appointment; commitment to engage in continuing professional development.

  • Experience working in dynamic environments where new services are tested, evaluated, and adapted.

  • Friendly, approachable, public service attitude.

Preferred: 

  •  At least 2 years post-graduate degree experience in a research library.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with typical academic software used by students and faculty in the humanities.

  • University-level teaching experience.

  • Project management experience.

  • Knowledge of sound copyright practices.

  • Experience planning and hosting events.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama's flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,000 students. Ranked among the top 60 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 51st among public universities in the 2018 rankings. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-one UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars, including four in 2017. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollings Scholars and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 500 currently enrolled. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu. 

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant professor rank, depending on qualifications. Salary is $52,000.08-$70,000.00 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu   

Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Position open until filled. Applications received by July 6, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at mljackson@ua.edu

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

NOTE: ONLY CANDIDATES THAT APPLY ON THE UA JOBSITE WILL BE CONSIDERED.

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Senior Lecturer, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

We invite applications for the above permanent post effective from 1 January 2019 or soon thereafter. Appointment will take place at the Senior Lecturer level in alignment with the Humanities Faculty's criteria for promotion. The successful applicant will be expected to assume primary responsibilities in postgraduate research supervision as well as in LIS teaching with specialist responsibilities in areas such as teaching and learning for LIS professionals; knowledge classification, ontologies and metadata management; and, ICTs in the information environment. 

Minimum requirements:

  • A PhD in Library and Information Science (LIS) or related discipline
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience in higher education academic programmes
  • A proven research track record of publications
  • A proven track record of postgraduate supervision in aspects of LIS or related areas
  • Evidence of understanding of the current scholarly communication terrain and the application of digital technologies in this environment

Advantageous:

  • Work experience in a library or information organising agency

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Supervise postgraduate research (up to PhD level)
  • Teach postgraduate students (PGDipLIS & coursework Masters programmes)
  • Serve as programme convener at the Masters level
  • Contribute to the leadership of the Library and Information Studies Centre
  • Undertake research relevant to LIS and publish in recognised LIS or related journals
  • Contribute to the administration of the Centre

The annual cost of employment, including benefits: R786 717

Application process: To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to recruitment02@uct.ac.za: - UCT Application Form (download at http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/sapweb/forms/hr201.doc) - Motivational letter, and - Curriculum Vitae (CV) 

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line. An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Reference number: E18256

Telephone: 021 650 2163

Closing date: 17 July 2018

Departmental website: www.lisc.uct.ac.za

Faculty website: www.humanities.uct.ac.za

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf.

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Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Denison University, Granville, OH

Denison University

Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication Librarian

 

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

 

We are seeking an Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communication Librarian who will support access to Denison University's extensive electronic resources and related library collections through multiple platforms. In this newly-created position, the librarian will also establish routine processes and support structures for the college's institutional repository, collaborating with library staff, faculty, and consortial partners to oversee access to our digital collections.

 

Who You Are:

  • You look forward to joining a team of committed library staff working to provide the best services possible to a liberal arts community.
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative environment to develop programs for an increasingly diverse campus.
  • You are a proactive, tech savvy, and motivated problem-solver.
  • You are adaptable and resilient in an ever changing environment.
  • You are passionate about promoting the use of library collections and services.

 

What You'll Do:

  • Manage and maintain access to electronic resources.
  • Manage and promote our institutional repository and related digital resource platforms.
  • Support ongoing interest in digital scholarship.
  • Collaborate with others and manage multiple priorities and projects.
  • Solve problems within and across platforms.
  • Supervise one library support staff member.

 

Select qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or equivalent degree.
  • Experience working with electronic resources.
  • Knowledge of digital repositories, digitization, and metadata.
  • Organizational, planning, communication, and interpersonal skills.

 

To view the full job description and to apply, please visit employment.denison.edu. Applications received by July 9, 2018 will be assured careful consideration; the position is open until filled. This is a full-time, exempt, salaried, position working 40 hours per week on a Monday through Friday schedule, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

 

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide. Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

Librarian for Social Science and Entrepreneurship 

The Brown University Library seeks an outstanding candidate to serve as the Librarian for Social Science and Entrepreneurship. This highly collaborative and innovative librarian will serve as the primary liaison to the Department of Economics and the C.V. Starr Program in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations (BEO), an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the departments of Engineering, Economics, and Sociology, and entrepreneurial programs from the School of Engineering and from departments across campus. The successful candidate will be a team player who can positively contribute to the Library's Strategic directions: to position the Library at the Core of Teaching, Learning, and Research; Enable the discovery, curation, and use of rich research collections; and leverage technologies to engage with changing modes of teaching, learning and research.

 

In collaboration with colleagues from across the Brown University Library, the Librarian for Social Science and Entrepreneurship will work with students, faculty, and other University stakeholders to assist researchers as they develop entrepreneurial projects, conduct market research, explore business models, and engage in community partnerships to strengthen the local, national, and international community.  A creative thinker, the Librarian for Social Science and Entrepreneurship will bring new ideas, models, and an entrepreneurial approach to engaging students, faculty and staff at Brown University in fulfillment of our mission to serve the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation.

Duties:

  • Builds partnerships with the faculty, students, and staff across the University's academic and research community in related areas, including the Department of Economics; the School of Engineering and its undergraduate Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations (BEO) concentration and graduate Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME); Executive Masters programs in the School of Professional Studies; and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.
  • Develops relationships with the Brown-affiliated entrepreneurial community, including the Technology Ventures Office, Swearer Center Social Innovation Initiative, Brown Venture Fellowship, The Founders League, and related initiatives.
  • Maintains a high level of contact with faculty, departmental staff, and graduate students to ensure that the services and collections of the library align with the academic priorities of the campus' economics and entrepreneurship programs.
  • Provides expertise in working with data, gathering business intelligence, understanding the patents process, scholarly impact metrics, and the use of digital approaches that extend disciplinary knowledge creation.
  • Participate in outreach to academic departments to develop, sustain, and promote research, teaching, and learning in Economics and entrepreneurship programs and courses.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Center for Digital Scholarship to support spatial and numerical research.
  • Provides synchronous and asynchronous instruction on topics related to business and entrepreneurship, such as market research, business analysis, intellectual property, patents, and finance, and scholarly resources to support research and teaching in Economics. 
  • Develops advanced in-depth knowledge of commercial and academic databases in economics, business, and the social sciences.
  • Works with Library colleagues to coordinate efforts to retain, preserve, and provide access to Brown University research data.
  • Actively evaluates library collections related to the present and future needs of University economics, business, and entrepreneurial programs.
  • Maintains a high level of professional engagement both with colleagues in other institutions and with the professional literature.
  • Provides support to the Entrepreneurship community at Brown on issues of scholarly communication, copyright, patents, and authors' issues.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution and an undergraduate degree in business, economics, finance, or related subject, OR graduate degree in business, economics, finance, or related subject.
  • Demonstrated expertise with information resources and information technology tools and applications in business and entrepreneurship.
  • Prefer at least 3 years of experience of related business experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property including patents and patent searching, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets.
  • Familiarity with research data management best practices.
  • Strong public presentation, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Commitment to public services and improving the library user experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues in scholarly communications.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member.
  • Technology background and teaching experience preferred.
  • Dedication to continuous learning, authentic assessment, and strategic thinking.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

 

 

To Apply: Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ146120. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

 

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

 

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Chair, Cataloging & Discovery Services, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

RANK: Chair and Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

REPORTS TO: Associate Dean, Discovery, Digital Services, and Shared Collections

SALARY: Minimum salary at the Chair and Assistant University Librarian rank, inclusive of administrative stipend $60,300

Minimum salary at the Chair and Associate Librarian rank, inclusive of administrative stipend $65,700

Actual salary will reflect selected professional's experience and credentials

 

REQUISITION #: 507614 

DEADLINE DATE: July 18, 2018 - applications will be reviewed as received

 

Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application materials - see http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm or the APPLICATION PROCESS section below. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seek applications and nominations for the position of Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services. The department provides descriptions for and access to materials and resources held at the University of Florida in all formats and subjects, including unique and cultural heritage collections. The department collaboratively supports the digital publishing and data curation programs of the Smathers Libraries.

 

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Discovery, Digital Services and Shared Collections, the Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services is a year-round (12-month) tenure track library faculty position which provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for fully integrating emerging cataloging and metadata standards and linked data technologies into academic library cataloging practices. The Chair leads the department in implementing best practices and coordinates ongoing development of departmental staff. The Chair collaborates with departmental colleagues to achieve the department's goals, establish policies and procedures to escalate discoverability of collections in all material formats in accordance with library-wide priorities and support the Smathers Libraries' commitment to cooperative cataloging programs. These initiatives require consultation throughout the department and the Libraries and considerable delegation of responsibilities to project groups. Additionally, this position is a key member of the Libraries' management team, ensuring organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and development of policies for library operations that are attentive to users' experience.

 

The department is actively engaged in national and international standards development. The successful candidate will be a forward thinking leader who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the progressive nature of librarianship, the format of library collections, and the role of cataloging and metadata in extending discovery for library users, as exemplified by the Smathers Libraries' innovative machine-assisted indexing project. The Cataloging and Discovery Services Department is active in the national and international cooperative cataloging initiatives of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) -- BIBCO, NACO, SACO, and CONSER. The expectation is that continued strong participation in these programs by the department will serve to help shape, transform, and advance the purpose of cataloging and discovery.

 

The Chair will include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society. This position will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in congruence with the Libraries' strategic objectives; coordinates communications related to department activities; regularly measures outputs through monthly statistical reports; and routinely evaluates needed resources.
  • Directs the work of the units comprising the department of 10 personnel, including evaluating the department's operational effectiveness through periodic reports, annual performance evaluations, staff development, and solicits feedback from key personnel who work with the department.
  • Fosters a collaborative approach to achieving the department's goals, establishing policies and procedures to integrate and enhance discoverability of the collections in all material formats in accordance with library priorities and supporting the Smathers Libraries' commitment to cooperative cataloging programs. These initiatives require consultation throughout the department and the Libraries and considerable delegation of responsibilities to project groups.
  • Provides leadership in cataloging and metadata standards and services, promotes emerging digital information environments, and effective access to materials.
  • Leads the department in system implementations, and works with other departments throughout the Libraries to ensure that Cataloging and Discovery Services is meeting demonstrated user needs.
  • Leads the department's support of digitization projects. Ensures that workflows and projects produce appropriate metadata schemes, creates and revises metadata for digital products, derives metadata from authoritative bibliographic tools and sources, across a broad range of material (manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, maps, datasets, prints and drawings, rare books, and archival material) to support the Libraries' digitization initiatives.
  • Coordinates agreements with representatives of the cooperative cataloging programs in which the Smathers Libraries participates, including assuming primary responsibility for assessing performance and representing Smathers Libraries in negotiating terms and conditions of commitments.
  • Researches, analyzes and integrates cataloging trends in information management.
  • Maintains active involvement in appropriate professional and subject related organizations. Professional activity and leadership is expected in identifying and discussing cataloging issues with colleagues throughout the world.
  • Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or other relevant advanced degree.
  • Appointment at the Assistant University Librarian rank requires a minimum of four years of experience in an academic research library; and appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires a minimum of eight years of direct experience in an academic research library.
  • Demonstrated leadership role in an information environment.
  • Strong management portfolio with experience leading change, supervising and promoting collaboration, and fostering staff professional development and growth.
  • Expertise in national metadata content standards (e.g., RDA, AACR2, DACS, etc.), expertise in MARC and non-MARC encoding/structural standards (e.g. MODS, XML, EAD, etc.), or expertise in integration of emerging standards related to machine-readability.
  • Expertise necessary to enhance the discoverability of information resources, including the use of machine-assisted indexing and metadata enhancement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digitization practices related to cataloging.
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators and the general public.
  • Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion (outlined at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/cdh).
  • Initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly changing academic environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with the linked data environment, including emerging library initiatives (e.g. BIBFRAME) and name identifier systems (e.g., ORCID, ISNI).
  • Working knowledge of a foreign language.
  • Experience contributing bibliographic and authority records using national PCC standards or other programs for descriptive, structural, and administrative metadata.
  • Experience using metrics to assess effectiveness.
  • Experience working in an environment advancing digital initiatives.
  • Record reflecting substantive scholarship and research.

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities and won the 2018 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. UF was ranked 9th among public universities in Forbes' "America's Best Employers 2015" and 9th among "Top Public Schools" in U.S. News and World in 2017. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. In 2013 the Florida Legislature designated UF as the state's preeminent institution which grew into an opportunity to achieve national and international recognition for the University's work in serving students and the world. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 50,000 students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at http://www.ufl.edu.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LIBRARIES

The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. The UF Libraries consist of seven libraries on the Gainesville campus and three off-campus facilities; six of the campus libraries, and all of the off-site facilities, are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The remaining library is the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. Collectively, the UF Libraries (the Smathers Libraries and the Legal Information Center) hold or provide access to over 6 million print volumes, 8.1 million microfilms, 1.5 million e-books, over 145,000 full-text electronic journals, 827 electronic databases, 1.3 million documents and 1.4 million maps and images.

 

The UF Libraries have built a number of nationally significant research collections, including the Latin American, Judaica, Florida History, Children's Literature, and Maps and Imagery collections. The UF Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The library staff consists of more than 300 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. The organizational chart is available at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/orgchart.pdf.

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries are strong advocates for inclusion and intellectual freedom. The Libraries' commitment to both is articulated in the Inclusion Statement and Intellectual Freedom Statement, both of which are posted at http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/InclusionAndIntellectualFreedom.

 

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Library Services Specialist, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library (Durham) has an opening for an Evening Library Services Specialist in the Circulation Unit. The position hours during the Fall and Spring Academic Terms are Monday-Wednesday 4pm-2:30am & Thursday 4:30pm-2:30am. Hours change during Summer and Winter terms, and during non-academic periods. This full-time, benefitted position is responsible for providing operational supervision and user services in the Dimond Library. Duties include assisting library users, supervising and training student workers, independently resolving issues, and closing the building.

 

USNH is committed to excellence in the work place. We offer a wide range of benefits including tuition reimbursement, comprehensive insurance coverage (health, dental, life, long term care, disability), career services, staff development and multicultural resources.

 

Please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/29673 to apply.

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Edward Cornell Law Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Description

Cornell University seeks an experienced and innovative academic leader to serve as director of its Law Library. The director provides strategic vision, fiscal stewardship, operational management, and ensures outstanding service to faculty and students in the Law School. In order to support the teaching, research, and outreach mission, the director builds collaborative relationships across the Law School, within the Cornell University Library system, and throughout the profession. The director works closely with the Dean and Vice Dean of the Law School, the Cornell University Library administration, and the Law faculty to understand the current and anticipated needs of the community. Within the Law Library, the director leads a dynamic team of service-oriented librarians and support staff to develop a compelling and cohesive vision for the Law Library.

The director is responsible for the following:

  • Setting the strategic directions for the Law Library.
  • Overseeing a staff of 20.5 FTE, the Law Library, and an extensive collection of print and digital materials.
  • Overseeing a robust instructional program, including advanced legal research courses and a clinic.
  • Developing collaborative relationships with the faculty, particularly in areas related to information services.
  • Participating in the University Library's management teams and contributes substantively to its strategic initiatives.
  • Providing leadership and working collaboratively with staff in Alumni Affairs and Development to identify and cultivate relationships with donors and alumni of the Law School.

As a member of the Law School faculty, the director has a unique opportunity to develop services that support the evolving curriculum and align Law Library programs to enhance and promote faculty scholarship. The director reports jointly to the Dean of the Law School and the University Librarian.

Requirements:
Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and work successfully with a team of staff within a law school setting. Excellent communication skills, compelling vision, and the ability to foster effective working relationships with faculty, students, staff, and donors. The successful candidate should have at least five years of increasingly responsible management and leadership experience in a law library, an understanding of trends related to a rapidly evolving information environment, and a record of active engagement in scholarship and the profession. A J.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and an M.L.S. degree or equivalent are required.

Benefits:
Competitive in salary, rank, professional development support, and benefits. Comprehensive benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions.

Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Visit http://www.unyherc.org/home/index.cfm?site_id=671 to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

Application Procedure:
Please include a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until June 26, 2018. Initial interviews can be conducted at the Annual AALL Conference, July 14-17, in Baltimore, MD.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

For More Information:
For general inquiries about this position, please contact Liz Flint, Director of Human Resources, Cornell Law School, at liz.flint@cornell.edu. For additional information or confidential inquiries, please contact the chair of the Law Library Director Search Committee, Jens Ohlin, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, at jdo43@cornell.edu.

Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for about 90 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has 41 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.

The Law Library houses rich and extensive print and digital collections, and promotes an engaging work environment that supports the use of new technologies and a tradition of excellent services. The Law Library instruction program includes a clinic managed by the Library (the Legal Research Clinic), for-credit advanced legal research courses, and first-year J. D. and international graduate student legal research. The Law Library additionally partners in open access collaborative initiatives such as LawArXiv and Global Online Access to Legal Information (GOALI). Professionals and support staff work closely with the Law School and the University Library. The Law Library is part of the Cornell University Library (CUL) system.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus opening on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Assistant Professor/Student Success Librarian, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Description

The University of Dayton seeks an innovative, collaborative, forward-thinking, and service-oriented professional to serve as its new Student Success Librarian. Emerging research shows that libraries can have a positive impact on retention and student outcomes. The Student Success Librarian will collaborate with library colleagues and campus stakeholders to create programs and services designed to improve student success and retention with an emphasis on underrepresented and first-generation students. The successful candidate for this position is expected to be strongly interested in engaging students from diverse backgrounds in addition to supporting student success initiatives at the University of Dayton.

Responsibilities of Student Success Librarian

  • Cultivates and sustains collaborative relationships with campus units and programs that support academic preparedness, student learning, retention and success such as the Office for Multicultural Affairs, the Center for International Programs, New Student Programs, Office of Learning Resources, and others
  • Serves on campus committees charged with improving student success and retention
  • Serves as a member of Libraries' Research, Instruction and Marketing & Outreach Teams
  • Provides research consultation and library instruction
  • Conducts research and disseminates the findings through publication in peer reviewed journals, major national meetings, and other venues
  • Serves on various library, university and professional committees

This is a full-time faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure- track) reporting to the Director of Education & Information Delivery. The University Libraries provide significant professional support to tenure-track librarians. Salary: $50,000 minimum. Appointment level and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits along with 22 days of vacation per year. The University of Dayton offers educational opportunities to faculty and staff, as well as many athletic, performing arts and scholarly events. Excellent benefits along with 22 days of vacation per year.

To apply, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae. The cover letter must address how you meet each of the required qualifications and a brief statement of research interests. The curriculum vitae must include contact information for three references. For individuals applying prior to completing their MLS degree, please submit a copy of an unofficial transcript.

Apply online at http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/26143 Applications must be received by June 29, 2018.

Applications must be received by June 29, 2018. Anticipated starting period will be in the Fall term of 2018.

The Dayton region offers a wide variety of housing options and a rich menu of arts and culture including opera, ballet, philharmonic, theater, an art institute and more. The Dayton area is home to the largest network of paved bike/recreation trails in the United States, along with the popular Link Dayton bike-share program. The metropolitan area has an abundance of high-quality public and private education options, and the city's "Welcome Dayton" immigrant-friendly initiative has deepened the region's ethnic and cultural diversity.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic Research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 33 credit hours completed towards an MLS from an ALA- accredited program or its international equivalent at the time of application, with an expected graduation of August 2018
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet University Libraries' promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, and service
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a ollaborative team with faculty, staff and a growing culturally diverse campus population
  • Experience working with diverse populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated background of outreach or programming to undergraduate student populations, especially to lower division students
  • Experience engaging with campus units and programs external from the library
  • Active engagement in professional development activities as they relate to student success initiatives
  • A record of scholar contributions and achievements in the library profession
  • Evidence showcasing the ability to adapt to rapid change while exercising creativity and initiative
  • Teaching experience, especially in an academic library setting
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with assessment practices or statistical packages
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong service orientation
  • Demonstrated success in developing and leading projects
  • Appreciation for the University's Catholic and Marianist educational values

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Associate Director, Reese Library, Augusta University, Augusta, GA

Job ID# 14293

Position# 10737

University Libraries, Reese Library, Summerville Campus

The University Libraries at Augusta University are building a team of collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to students, faculty, and community. The primary focus of this non-tenure track faculty position is to serve as Associate Director of Reese Library, serving a primarily undergraduate campus of Augusta University. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated, committed to problem solving, collegial, and dedicated to building the university into a comprehensive research university. The position oversees management of the unit, supervising approximately 25 faculty and staff.

Working under the supervision of the Director of University Libraries, the Associate Director of Reese Library will be a member of the Director's Leadership Team that assumes responsibility for collaborative leadership, management, and decision making. The Reese Library Associate Director will play an active role in defining and implementing the strategic goals for advancing library programs and services in support of the university's rapidly evolving research, education, and public service mission.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Libraries and other campus administrators, students, faculty, and staff to ensure the highest levels of professional library services and academic support.
  • Recruit, develop, and retain qualified and engaged academic support employees.
  • Support the library faculty in their teaching, research, and student learning objectives.
  • Promote the use of library facilities and resources, recognizing that Reese Library exists within national, university, and local communities.
  • Maintain a strong library assessment and evaluation environment and lead the library in strategic planning activities.
  • Oversee the Reese Library budget, following Board of Regents and Augusta University standards.
  • Seek out and apply for additional funding opportunities such as national grants.
  • Serve the university on campus, regional, and national committees, including accreditation efforts.
  • Participate in shared governance.

Minimum Requirements

  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master's degree.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with University Libraries' faculty and staff, as well as other University departments.
  • Clear understanding of emerging technologies and their application into the services and administration of the library.
  • Understanding of issues and trends within undergraduate higher education.
  • Extensive experience with integrated library systems.
  • 5 years post-MLIS progressively responsible experience.

Note: The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of a transcript.

Highly Desirable

  • Advanced degree.
  • Library instruction/reference experience.
  • Knowledge of management of a Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma.
  • Ability to analyze statistical reports and make evidence-based recommendations.
  • Experience with policy development.

Other Information

Generous benefits include a competitive health package, Tuition Assistance Program, campus wellness facilities, Perks at Work discount program, Teachers' Retirement System, and other retirement options. Support for professional development is also available.

Augusta is a vibrant community with an affordable cost of living. Schools in the area are desirable and include several magnet schools. Augusta University is developing a new Cyber Institute in town in partnership with the local Army base. Augusta hosts the annual Masters Golf Tournament as well as an annual ironman competition. It also has a lively arts community and is the home of the Greenjackets minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Augusta is near other attractive communities to visit such as Atlanta, Savannah, Columbia, SC and Asheville, NC.

How to Apply

In order to be formally considered for employment at Augusta University, applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/and must include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references.

Salary range is $75,000-$85,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin June 4, 2018.

To update your CV or provide additional information after you have applied online, please scan and email this information to Ginny Durham at vidurham@augusta.edu. The subject line of your email should include the Job ID number and title of the position for which you applied.

EEO/AA Statement

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Conditions of Employment

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and-family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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Librarian, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, MA

Westfield Public Schools has an opening for a middle school librarian. Information may be found here:

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the direction of authorized administrators shall:

  1. Be responsible (with involvement of faculty in recommendations) for the selection and processing of all print and non-print materials, computer software, and updating the collection as well as telecommunication needs
  2. Provide each student with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety and range of materials that will incite intellectual probing, growth, and to aid all students in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of library resources
  3. Assist faculty in the selection and location of materials and operation of technology as well as training staff who shall assist in this objective
  4. Advise the school administration concerning the effective supervision, utilization, and maintenance of the library, and developing necessary budgets. 
  5. Work with teachers in planning those assignments likely to lead to extended use of the technology and library resources
  6. Help students to develop habits of independent reference work and to develop skill in use of reference materials along with the technology in relation to planned assignments
  7. Inform teachers and other staff members concerning new materials the library acquires
  8. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the building principal or the Superintendent of Schools

REPORTS TO: Building Principal

Salary and terms of employment will be commensurate with the Westfield Public Schools Unit A contract. Salary placement will be based on information contained in the application as submitted.

Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Westfield School Committee policy on evaluation.

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Acquisitions Librarian, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University seeks a pro-active and analytical Acquisitions Librarian for a tenure-track faculty appointment. The Acquisitions Librarian leads the business processes for acquiring library resources for general collections, Special Collections, and Area Studies. This role has an emphasis on one-time and profile-based transactions that do not require distinct licenses. The Acquisitions Librarian develops efficient and effective practices to support the evolving environment of collection development and acquisitions. Works under the direction of the Acquisitions and Discovery Strategist and collaboratively across University Libraries to develop innovative processes throughout the lifecycle of library collections.

The Acquisitions Librarian will join the University Libraries during an exciting period of pivotal transition as we implement a new strategic plan aligned with the University's priorities. University Libraries is actively building a new discovery environment to ensure a user-centered experience of seamless discovery, access, and delivery of library resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the acquisition of monographs (including firm order e-books) and tangible materials for the collections using one-time, approval, and use-driven collections budgets. Develop and manage efficient workflows. Integrate acquisitions with cataloging workflows, including vendor services and rapid copy cataloging.
  • Ensure that resources are acquired in a timely, fiscally responsible, and effective manner that complies with University legal and financial policies and requirements.
  • Develop and sustain productive relationships with internal and external agents in the business cycle, including campus fiscal offices, multiple library consortia, and vendors.
  • Monitor contracts and evaluate services.
  • Engage as member of the leadership team of the Acquisitions and Discovery program to optimize access to library collections. Partners with stakeholders, particularly the Collections Strategist and Electronic Resources Officer, to advance the goals of the Libraries.
  • Manage staffing resources in the unit.
  • Participate actively on library-wide committees, task forces and teams, and represents the University Libraries in consortial partnerships, including OhioLINK and Big Ten Academic Alliance.
  • Contribute to developments in the field of acquisitions librarianship through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues.

Discover Ohio State:

For 147 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The University's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

University Libraries promotes innovative research and creative expression, advances effective teaching, curates and preserves information essential for scholarship and learning at Ohio State, and shares knowledge and culture with the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world. Our libraries provide access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources available anytime anywhere, and special collections of exceptional quality and distinction. University Libraries participates actively in OhioLINK and Big Ten Academic Alliance. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu.

Appointment:

This position is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment. For appointment as a tenure-track faculty member, the candidate will be required to meet university and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. Salary, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Benefits:

All of the benefits available to you reflect Ohio State's commitment to provide high-quality, affordable plans and represent a significant component of your total rewards for working at Ohio State. The University offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days vacation, 15 days sick leave, 10 holidays, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one's annual salary. State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see:

https://hr.osu.edu/new-employees/benefits-overview

Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by June 17, 2018. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Randall McKenzie at mckenzie.87@osu.edu. Please include "Acquisitions Librarian" in the subject field.

Contact Information: Randall McKenzie, Human Resources Specialist, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 43210, 614-292-6133.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree, a master's degree with specialization in archives, a master's degree in museum studies or a comparable graduate degree in one of the above fields from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging issues, trends, workflows, business models and best practices in the changing landscape of library acquisitions, gained through at least two years of experience.
  • Experience with applying institutional rules and regulations for procurement.
  • Experience in project planning, workflow development, and/or writing documentation.
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills, including complex problem solving.
  • Commitment to the Libraries' values of discovery, connection, equity, integrity, and stewardship.
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience contributing to library consortia activities.
  • Success in leading change initiatives.
  • Success in reviewing workflows and redeveloping work.
  • Experience managing contracts.
  • Experience developing productive vendor relationships.
  • Experience with batch loading records.
  • Experience hiring, training, assessing employees.
  • Knowledge of electronic resources lifecycle.
  • Reading knowledge of language(s) in addition to English.

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Multiple Locations, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY

Discovery Services Librarian

POSITION: Full-time academic faculty tenure track senior assistant librarian to serve as a Discovery Services Librarian reporting to the Director of Libraries.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages access, problem resolution, assessment, and discovery of all library technologies; ensures that the library's web presence is accurate, up-to-date, and accessible; Identifies training opportunities within the library regarding library technologies; creates usage reports to assist with collection management; serves as primary contact with internal departments and vendors concerning library technologies; provides reference services at a desk, via technology, and by appointment; and serves as a liaison to selected departments; provides general and specialized instruction to faculty and students in the department. Position may work evenings and weekends as appropriate.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA accredited program with one to two years of experience implementing, managing, and supporting integrated library systems, digital repositories and discovery tools; (e.g., Aleph, Alma, ILLiad, Primo, Ebsco Discovery Service, Digital Commons, link resolvers, EZProxy). Successful candidate must also have the ability to work successfully both as an active, collaborative team member and independently; possess familiarity with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in libraries; and have a strong organizational and project management skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Academic library experience; knowledge of supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities; experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction; and/or knowledge of application programming interfaces (API).

THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. Its three schools - education, arts and sciences and professional studies - are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education.

The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For application instructions and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/2022 Review of applications will begin immediately.

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

 

Instructional Services Librarian

SUNY Cortland Memorial Library seeks to hire an innovative, collaborative, and dynamic academic librarian for a tenure-track, full-time, faculty, senior assistant librarian to serve as an instructional services librarian, reporting to the information literacy/instruction coordinator. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison to selected departments and be an active participant in Memorial Library's information literacy programs and reference services.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master Library Science or Library Information Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program; one year of experience providing reference services in a library setting; one year of experience teaching information literacy classes in an academic setting; demonstrated ability to employ instructional design principles, active learning techniques, and effective supplemental materials; effective written and oral communications skills; ability to work successfully both as an active, collaborative team member and independently.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal skills, professional commitment to positive interactions with a diverse student population; commitment to ongoing professional development

THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. Its three schools - education, arts and sciences and professional studies - are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education.

The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For application instructions and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/2103 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is chosen.

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College. 

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Director of Library Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and forward-thinking senior leader who will develop and execute strategy for one of the nation's leading university libraries. Reporting directly to Elaine Westbrooks, UNC's recently appointed Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian, this individual will be part of a leadership team working together to transform its library system to meet the evolving needs of its constituents.

 

Director of Library Development - will lead the University Libraries' advancement outreach and fundraising programs. The Director is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and tactical implementation of activities that support library fundraising, and will direct and supervise all fundraising activities including annual, capital, and planned gift programs. In October 2017, UNC launched the $4.25 billion Campaign for Carolina, with a goal of $50 million for the libraries.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY

 

POSITION:               Director of Library Development (At Will Appointment)

AVAILABLE:          August 1, 2018 

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an experienced, articulate, and energetic individual to lead the University Library's advancement outreach and fundraising programs. The Director of Library Development is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and tactical implementation of activities in support of fundraising for the University Library and will direct and supervise all fundraising activities including annual, capital, and planned gift programs. In conjunction with the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian, the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library, UNC's Executive Director of Development for Constituent Programs, and in coordination with the University's overall fundraising program, the Director is responsible for cultivating and leading efforts to work with individuals, corporations, and foundations to raise significant private funds for the University Library.

 

Reporting to the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian, the Director will provide leadership and management of the Library's development team of two major gifts officers and three support staff. As a member of the Library Leadership Team, the Director participates actively in overall strategic planning and leadership of the University Library and will work to create a culture of philanthropy throughout the library and with the Friends of the Library Board. To be successful in this position, the Director will embrace and articulate the mission of the University Library; develop an extensive working knowledge of its campus libraries, departments, and operations; and create opportunities for prospects and donors to learn about how the University Library is the academic heart of the campus and plays an integral role in supporting the research enterprise, preserving the scholarly record, and facilitating student learning.

 

The University is in the public phase of an ambitious, multi-year, comprehensive $4.25 billion campaign. The incumbent will be responsible for leading the University Library's campaign with a current goal of $50 million. The University's overall development organization is managed collaboratively under the leadership of the University Development Office (UDO). The successful candidate will work closely with the Library's UDO liaison--the Executive Director of Development for Constituent Programs--on a dotted line reporting basis, to ensure alignment between the Libraries development program and the overall university development organization. Working together with the Vice Provost and the Executive Director, the incumbent will have overall responsibility for setting and meeting the Library's annual and campaign goals as well as activity metrics typical for a university fundraiser.

 

The Director staffs the Vice Provost for University Libraries' work with select principal gift prospects and donors and personally manages a portfolio of top prospects to cultivate and solicit major and principal gifts. He or she will provide entrepreneurial leadership to the Library, working to identify new revenue sources, especially those reflecting the current and emerging trends in digital scholarship and library space planning, while maintaining and expanding ties with existing donors.

 

The Director leads the development team of 5 F.T.E. as they plan, organize, and execute outreach and development activities for the Library. This position supervises and mentors the fundraising activities of the Associate Director, the Assistant Director, as well as the Library's public events program, gift reporting, acknowledgment, stewardship, donor relations, development communications, and donor cultivation activities.  The Director also manages the activities of the Friends of the Library Board; leading and motivating Board members to actively participate in peer networking to identify and cultivate new potential major donors for the Library.

 

Principal Functions

 

65%    Fundraising

Plans, manages, and executes a comprehensive advancement program for the University Library. Sets and meets fundraising goals in close collaboration with the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian and the Library Leadership Team. Works closely with the Vice Provost, librarians, archivists, and library staff in identifying priorities and opportunities for fundraising on behalf of the Library.

 

25%    Leadership and Management
Serves as a member of the Vice Provost's Leadership Team, which guides the programmatic, operational, and strategic direction of the University Library. Leads the University Library Development team of five staff. Manages the Friends of the Library Board.

 

10%    Liaison to University Development Office 
Works closely with the University Development Office (UDO) with a dotted reporting line to the Executive Director of Development for Constituent Programs. Represents the University Libraries in the UDO and with development colleagues across campus.

 

Qualifications

 

Required: 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills as well as the ability to think, plan, and execute strategically.
  • Seven years of progressive fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or academic libraries, with demonstrated record of accomplishments with regard to major gifts.
  • Enthusiasm for fundraising in a comprehensive research university setting and a demonstrated record of significant fundraising.
  • Experience working in a highly matrixed, metrics-driven fundraising environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, high energy, flexibility, drive, and integrity.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work efficiently on multiple assignments involving administrators, librarians, archivists, library staff, volunteers, and donors.
  • Ability to effectively establish objectives, priorities, and achieve individual and team goals. 
  • Desire to work collegially within a goal-oriented fundraising organization.
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

 

Preferred: 

  • Knowledge of libraries or background directly applicable to the library environment.
  • Knowledge of North Carolina and/or the University of North Carolina.
  • Capital campaign experience in a research university setting. 
  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library science.
  • Track record of working effectively with a Board. 

 

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, social work, information science, and law. The University Libraries, one of the largest research libraries in the south, is an essential part of the University's educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold 8.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audio visual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke UniversityNorth Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, healing, and service missions of the universities.

 

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

 

The Region

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


Salary and Benefits
This is an academic, at-will appointment. Hiring range is between $120,000 and $150,000 and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. 

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on July 6, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/142202 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply,
including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Electronic Resources Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

 

 

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries Acquisitions and Collections Services Department seeks a skilled and enthusiastic Electronic Resources (E-Resources) Librarian to serve as Head of the E-Resources Unit. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating electronic resources into the Libraries' collections. The E-Resources Librarian reports directly to the Chair of Acquisitions & Collections Services, supervises four staff, and works collaboratively with personnel across the libraries to acquire and manage ongoing access to electronic resources.  The E-Resources Unit is responsible for the acquisition and management of the Libraries' e-resources and engages in a variety of activities, including licensing and acquiring electronic resources and processing over $9 million dollars in annual e-resource expenditures.

 

In support of the mission and strategic directions of the Smathers Libraries, the Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively and fosters positive working relationships with colleagues and with publisher and vendor representatives. This position may assist with negotiating license agreements and purchasing arrangements and will represent the Libraries by serving on consortial committees. As a tenure-accruing faculty member, the E-Resources Librarian will be expected to pursue research and engage in scholarship and creative activities that generate impact nationally and internationally, including publications, presentations, and grants; as well as professional service activities that meet library-wide tenure and promotion criteria.

 

The E-Resources Librarian is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society.

 

The search will remain open until July 1, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.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.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu

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Digital Projects Archivist, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

Digital Projects Archivist, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

 

The Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) team at New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is seeking a full-time Digital Projects Archivist. The JHC Digital Projects Archivist will be responsible for managing and implementing a variety of digital projects, with an emphasis on metadata enhancement and the digitization of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), Boston Port collection. This is a highly collaborative position that works closely with archivists and librarians from the JHC, Special Collections, and Collections Services teams at NEHGS. The potential applicant will be proactive, comfortable taking initiative, and have experience and interest in archival processing, digital asset management, metadata and digitization best practices, and content creation for social media.

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Manages and coordinates digitization projects with primary focus on the HIAS digitization project.
  • Modifies and documents, as needed, digitization procedures and workflow based on standards to improve quality and productivity.
  • Communicates with digitization vendors to ensure project is scanned within budget and per instructions.
  • Works with other members of the JHC team to identify, prioritize and develop plans for digital projects.
  • Digitizes, creates metadata, and uploads materials to the digital archives, while providing quality control of images and process.
  • Edits and enhances current metadata and create controlled metadata vocabulary for digital content.
  • Works with JHC Collections Archivist and Special Collections team on born digital materials workflow, preservation, and access.
  • Works with synagogue archives to promote digitization of records through institutional memberships.
  • Develops reference tools for using the digital archives and provides reference services as needed, including instruction on using collections and/or digital archives.
  • Contributes to Vita Brevis and The Weekly Genealogist on a periodic basis to inform on new content in digital archives.
  • Responsible for content creation for JHC social media platforms, and maintaining JHC homepage and landing pages on digital collections site.
  • As part of a team, actively participates in the strategic development of the Jewish Heritage Center.
  • Trains and supervises digitization project interns and volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications 

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in archives, digital curation, or Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certification.
  • Working knowledge of professional metadata standards, particularly DACS and Dublin Core.
  • Computing and technical skills (Microsoft office, scanning software, photo editing software, Cloud-based storage, XML, HTML.)
  • Experience processing analog, analog-to-digital, or born-digital collections.
  • Experience working with digital asset management and digital repositories, particularly CONTENTdm.
  • Knowledge of digital preservation systems, standards, best practices, and OAIS reference model.
  • Experiencing working with various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Interest in Jewish history, family history, and genealogy.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

The Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) at NEHGS is a resource for exploring and preserving the histories of Jewish families and institutions in New England and beyond. With the archival collections as its cornerstone, the JHC engages historians, genealogists, youth, and the general public in programming and research to advance the study of the history, culture, and institutional legacies of Jewish families in New England by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through scholarship, collections, and expertise while serving as an archival and educational resource for other Jewish organizations and institutions. For more information, visit www.jewishheritagecenter.org.

 

To Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to: 
Michelle Major, Director of Human Resources 
mmajor@nehgs.org

Please include your last name and the position title in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

 

Apply by June 15, 2018

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Head of Libraries, University of Alaska Fairbanks Libraries, Fairbanks, AK

JOB NO: 509423

CLASSIFICATION: Dean (Academic)
GRADE: Officer of the University
WORK TYPE: Officer/Senior Administrator
ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: University of Alaska Fairbanks
SCHOOL/BUSINESS UNIT: UAF Rasmuson Library
LOCATION: Fairbanks
CATEGORIES: Executive/Director/Management, Library/Physical/Social Sciences

Position Summary:

Applications are invited for the position of Head of Libraries, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Libraries. This position will be classified as a Dean or as a Director at the point of hire, based on the successful candidate's experience and preferred career path. The Dean or Director will report to the Provost, and will have responsibility for leading the UAF Libraries and managing its resources to accomplish its teaching, research and service mission. The UAF Libraries advances the University's mission through education and the creation, acquisition, management, preservation, and dissemination of information resources.

Duties:

The Dean or Director of Libraries is responsible for strategic planning, policy formulation and implementation, management of library operations, budget formulation and management, external funding/grant writing/donor relations, personnel management, and program development and evaluation. The Elmer E. Rasmuson Library is a dynamic, innovative, team-oriented organization. The Dean's or Director's management team consists of the Library's department/division heads and the fiscal officer.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, planning, budgetary and overall management for the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Plan and effectively manage the financial resources of the library, identify and cultivate external funding sources, and advocate for library needs
  • Oversee the daily operations of Rasmuson Library, including supervision and support of academic faculty, staff and students
  • Articulate and implement goals for library services
  • Serve as academic leader for a team-oriented library faculty and staff
  • Serve as advisor for UAF rural campus libraries
  • Work cooperatively, and in collaboration with, colleagues throughout the state and nation in developing and delivering effective, efficient information services and in fulfilling the responsibilities that follow from the library's statewide role as the leading research collection and facility
  • Foster state, regional, national and international contacts
  • Provide campus leadership as a member of the Provost's Council and other policy setting bodies

Reports To: The Provost, University of Alaska Fairbanks 

 

University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF):

UAF is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university, the world leader in Arctic research, and a Carnegie Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity. Established as the original site of the University of Alaska in 1917, UAF is a multi-campus university based in Fairbanks, the state's second largest city, with seven campuses located across two-thirds of the state. The population of approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students includes a high percentage of Alaska Native, Native American, and international students, a wide variety of other ethnic backgrounds, and a substantial number of non-traditional students, making UAF a richly diverse academic setting. Fairbanks, a modern and close community of approximately 100,000 residents, is located in Interior Alaska between the Alaska and Brooks mountain ranges and is noted for the scope of its unique outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, dog mushing and five months of Nordic skiing in the winter, among others) and temperature extremes (ranging from +90F/32C in summer to -40F/-40C in winter). UAF is one of three universities in the University of Alaska system, which includes the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). 

Elmer E. Rasmuson Library:

The Elmer E. Rasmuson Library is the largest research library in the state. The library provides the collections and services expected at a first-tier research-oriented Land, Sea, and Space Grant institution. Rasmuson Library houses more than one million print items and subscribes to a full complement of library databases, journals, and eBook collections, serving the diverse needs of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and researchers. The internationally recognized Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives (APRCA) have extensive holdings pertaining to Alaska and the circumpolar north. APRCA manages the Alaska Digital Archives containing digitized material from libraries, museums, and archives throughout the state. The library provides services to rural UAF students and faculty who do not have access to needed information resources in their town or village. The library is part of a unique statewide collaboration between different types and sizes of libraries, and is a member of the international Polar Libraries Colloquy. Rasmuson Library is the oldest federal depository in Alaska. The library has recently migrated to SirsiDynix Enterprise and is part of the Alaska Library Catalog Consortium, which consists of over 77 public, academic, special, and K-12 libraries who serve 65% of the population of Alaska.

Library Departments:

  • Acquisitions & Technical Services (ATS) orders, catalogs and processes all library materials. Staff maintains and updates the library's OPAC, Discovery Tool, electronic resources, and the Institutional Repository (ScholarWorks@UA). The department is also responsible for administering the federal government documents and maps depository program.
  • Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives (APRCA) is one of the world's preeminent collections of Alaskana and Arctic/Antarctic materials. It serves an extensive user community with book and serial holdings, archives and manuscripts, historic photographs and film, rare books and maps, the Alaska Native Language Archive, and an oral history program. A growing online presence includes Alaska's Digital Archives (vilda.alaska.edu), Oral History and Project Jukebox (jukebox.uaf.edu), the Alaska Film Archives YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/alaskafilmarchives), and the new APRCA portal (being unveiled to the public mid-2018).
  • Collections & Access Services (CAS) provides reference services, circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan/document delivery, collection development, extensive off-campus library services, equipment/film checkout, the intra-library courier service, and public areas throughout the library, including public computers, printers and copiers. Collections & Access Services manages the staffing and services for the main reference desk and the virtual reference service, and coordinates public services with other library departments. The library's current collection strategy is access over ownership, and provision of materials through evidence-based acquisition, while retaining vital works in every discipline. The library participates in local, statewide, and regional cooperative collection development.
  • Library IT maintains public and staff desktop machines, department and personal shared drives, digital archival storage of special collections in varied formats, and a computer instructional lab, and are the primary support for printing. LibIT provides server support and administration for library web servers, and for the statewide digital archive and statewide institutional repository.
  • Library Science is an academic department. Instruction is delivered primarily through a required curriculum one-credit course in library and information research, as well as through library instruction tailored to meet the needs of individual courses, as requested by university faculty and instructors. A tenured and elected library faculty member serves as Library Science Department Chair, and administers the credit course teaching program through the Rasmuson Library.

Minimum Qualifications:  

The Dean or Director will have:

  • A master's degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent
  • At least five years professional experience in positions of increasing responsibility in an academic library, including at least three years of administrative experience
  • Demonstrated record of fiscal responsibility including developing and managing a complex budget, directing and implementing strategic planning and assessment of library services
  • Effective written communication skills as demonstrated by the candidate's application materials, and other examples of written work and/or publications
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and build and maintain relationships with colleagues across disciplines, both within and outside of the library
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and effectively manage faculty and staff, maintain a collaborative environment and create a culture of respect and intellectual rigor that encourages retention and professional development and productivity of a strong, service-oriented library faculty and staff  
  • Familiarity with current trends in academic librarianship, emerging technologies, innovative library services, information technologies and management, scholarly communication, and public access and care of special collections
  • Demonstrated record of service, scholarship, and professional achievement   

 

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Dean Position: 

  • A minimum of five years of experience as a faculty member.
  • Faculty rank of at least Associate Professor (or equivalent), either in the current position or previously.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience serving the diverse needs of undergraduates, graduates, and post-docs in an academic library setting
  • Demonstrated record of successful fundraising and grant writing
  • Experience with advocacy and public relations, including donor relations
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Successful participation in collaborative partnerships to provide content and services to a statewide constituency
  • Experience providing library and information services to students and faculty in a multi-campus setting (using an online environment and/or distance delivery of services)
  • Experience serving on decision-making bodies at a university-wide level
  • Experience working in a library that houses significant archival collections or special collections; or related master's coursework
  • Additional graduate degree

 

To Apply:

Please attach a resume or vitae, cover letter, three professional reference (names and contact information), and any transcripts/certifications.

Review Date:

Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on July 1, 2018 to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

 

This position is designated as an officer of the university or senior administrator at the discretion of the president.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check. This position is designated a senior administrator at the discretion of the president.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  Alaskan Daylight Time

 

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Access Services Associate, Pine Manor College, Annenberg Library, Chestnut Hill, MA

Title: Access Services Associate (Evenings Sept.-May)

Pine Manor College, Annenberg Library

Chestnut Hill, MA

 

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for growing the graduation rate and student retention through exemplary service to students and support to professional staff.  We are a small, creative team looking for an applicant who shares our user-oriented and mission driven philosophy. Under the direction of the Directors of Library Services, the Access Services Associate is responsible for stewardship of the library during evening hours throughout the school year. We are searching for an individual passionate about diverse patron service in an evolving academic setting. The position supports Pine Manor College students' success throughout their time at the college by aiding in access to materials and providing relevant informational resources to support their studies.


For more information on the position, please see the full posting on the Pine Manor College website.

How to Apply

Email a copy of your resume and cover letter to: hr@pmc.edu

 

Pine Manor College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to being the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work.

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Teacher Librarianship, Wagga Wagga, Australia

Reference no: 492476
Work type: Continuing - Full Time
Location: Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research, Library, Research

  • Bring your passion for higher education
  • Supportive, friendly and flexible work environment
  • Excellent employment conditions

 The Role

  •  Continuing, Full Time
  •  Level B/C from $92,117 to $130,114 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  •  Wagga Wagga

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Teacher Librarianship will actively engage in teaching, research and curriculum development in the School of Information Studies. The appointee will have extensive experience within the field of teacher librarianship and will be able to demonstrate academic and professional experience in teacher librarianship.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in the discipline of teacher librarianship or a related discipline or equivalent accreditation and professional standing.
  • Evidence of, and a demonstrated commitment to, the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching. 
  • A record of achievement relevant to the discipline area in the scholarship of teaching and/or research/creative works or professional activity.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Arts and Education is one of three Faculties within the University. Eight Schools and Centres offer a diversity of courses in education, communication, creative industries, social work and human services, library and information studies, theology, humanities, Indigenous Australian studies and Islamic studies.

With approximately 9,000 online students and 3,000 on campus students, the Faculty is an innovator in online and blended learning modes. Over 200 academic staff deliver distinctive courses, and are supported by a skilled team of professional staff. On campus courses are delivered at the University's Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, and Port Macquarie campuses, and at other locations including Sydney and Canberra.

Academic staff within the Faculty undertake high quality, impactful research that engages with governments and professional organisations, nationally, internationally and in regional communities, ensuring excellent supervision for Higher Degree Research students. 

The School of Information Studies is the leading provider in Library and Information studies education in Australia and is one of the largest in the world with around 2,000 students, playing a key role in the information professions.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

This position is advertised across multiple levels.  Please refer to the essential and desirable criteria in each position description for the respective level and address each criterion based on your skills and experience and the level of position that you are applying for.

Positions descriptions can be obtained via the following links;

 

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kennan | Acting, Head of School, Information Studies | mkennan@csu.edu.au  | (02) 6933 4893  

Applications Close: 11pm, 27 May 2018

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Learning & Research Librarian, University of Cincinnati Libraries, Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati Libraries (UCL) seeks a knowledgeable, motivated, service oriented tenure-track faculty Learning and Research Librarian to develop and deliver innovative research, digital literacy and instructional service to the UC community. The librarian leads UCL undergraduate research/scholarship initiatives and serves as a primary advocate for undergraduate library users. The librarian develops, communicates, organizes, implements, and evaluates services and resources. The librarian contributes to the success and development of library initiatives by participating in library-wide committees and teams. This position aligns with the UCL strategic direction to promote students' dynamic interaction with resources in order to construct new knowledge, develop innovative ideas and contribute to scholarship and the university's strategic direction of providing the students an academically excellent environment with a clear focus on cultivating their ideal future. This is a tenure track faculty position.

 

For information or to apply for this position, please visit: bit.ly/2ISitwW

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Instruction Librarian, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX

Instruction Librarian University of Houston Libraries

The University of Houston seeks a collaborative and learner-centered instruction librarian to join the instruction team within the Liaison Services department. The instruction team coordinates several lower-level undergraduate face-to-face and online library instruction programs and enhances information literacy education to upper-level undergraduate and graduate programs. The Instruction Librarian will contribute significantly to the design, teaching, and assessment of face-to-face and online library instruction curricula for these programs. The Instruction Librarian will receive mentorship and training in these areas, and will have the opportunity to build skills for leading programs and initiatives. The position reports to the Coordinator of Instruction. Recent graduates and early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

Salary: $60,000 to $63,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at: libraries.uh.edu/about/employment/instruction-librarian.

Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more information: libraries.uh.edu/about/employment.

We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Teacher Librarianship, School of Information Studies, Wagga Wagga, Australia

The School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University in Australia is advertising for a continuing position as Lecturer/Senior lecturer in Teacher Librarianship. Please see information at the below.

http://external-jobs.csu.edu.au/cw/en/job/492476/lecturersenior-lecturer-in-teacher-librarianship

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Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian 

The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian [AMES Librarian] is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for these subject areas. The position supports the University's academic programs including the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC), as well as interdisciplinary programs supported by the University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, such as International Studies and the Center for Global Islamic Studies. The AMES Librarian also liaises with the Harn Museum of Art in support of the Asian Collection. Responsibilities include analyzing the University's programs in the LLC and International Studies, collaborating with librarians and academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities; and evaluating existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Collaborates with other subject librarians to provide support in religious studies and other interdisciplinary areas. This position manages specialized subject area reference services, library instruction, and online database services.

 

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the AMES Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the AMES Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. The AMES 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 July 2, 2018, and review of applicants will begin June 1, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.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.

 

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

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User Experience Librarian, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

User Experience Librarian, Tenure-Track Faculty

Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA invites applications for a User Experience Librarian, assistant professor, tenure-track faculty position. This position requires a Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent terminal degree. Candidates who receive their degree by July 1, 2018 will be considered.

Additional requirements include experience with web design and use of social media; demonstrated commitment to innovative, user-centered services; demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff and general public; evidence of effective collaborative relationships and strong commitment to a supportive, collegial work environment; demonstrated oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; evidence of professional growth through scholarly activity and service; professional record of scholarly, professional, and research activity that merits a tenured appointment as an assistant professor; interest in and willingness to meet the criteria of, and to participate in, the university's peer review processes for advancement in rank. 

Responsibilities of this position include a component of teaching/instruction.

Salary DOE.

Screening will begin on 5/1/18.

For more information & to apply online, go to https://jobs.cwu.edu.

Materials to be submitted include a letter of application, curriculum vita, academic transcripts, and reference contacts.

CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IV/Section 503/VEVRAA institution.

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Assistant Professor/First Year Experience Librarian, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

The invites applicants for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor/First Year Experience Librarian in the University Libraries to begin in fall 2018.

 

The First Year Experience Librarian is a member of a team responsible for providing general and specialized research, instruction, outreach, and collection development services and reports to the Head of Public Services. The position serves as primary contact between the Libraries and the Office of New Student and Retention Programs and the First Year Writing Program in the Department of English with regard to supporting the research resource and instructional needs of first-year students, along with some additional responsibilities. The FYE Librarian engages in outreach initiatives that build awareness of library resources and services and actively cultivates relationships with faculty, staff, and students in assigned areas.

 

A job description of this tenure-track, Assistant Professor position and a link to the application form can be found here: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=8&site=1

 

Find out more about Southern Miss and University Libraries by visiting http://www.usm.edu/ and http://lib.usm.edu/.

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Adjunct, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

The University of Oklahoma SLIS is seeking an adjunct to teach "Database Design" online during the Fall 2018 semester. This is a slash-listed undergraduate/graduate course and the majority of students are undergraduates in our Information Studies bachelor's program. A course shell exists, therefore the adjunct will not have to design the course from scratch.
Experience teaching online academic classes is required and familiarity with Canvas is preferred.
If you are interested, and if you have the subject expertise and teaching background to be able to teach this class, please send your CV to me at sburke@ou.edu

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Instructional Services Librarian, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY

Apply online at: https://careers.pace.edu/postings/6160

 

Summary:

Participate in a dynamic information literacy instruction program that emphasizes the integration of digital and print resources, develops autonomous learners, facilitates lifelong learning, and promotes core curriculum learning outcomes, including information literacy and critical thinking. Collaborate with the Instructional Services Team and departmental faculty in teaching students to become competent, independent, and ethical information seekers and users. Perform all aspects of client-based reference and information services.

 

Position Duties:

Develop, teach, and promote information literacy skills to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of programs and disciplines. Collaborate with the IS Team and departmental faculty in designing, implementing, and assessing multi-faceted instructional programs, including but not limited to curricular-based instruction, drop-in workshops and seminars, interactive web-based tutorials, and library orientation tours and presentations. Share responsibility for scheduling functions and activities conducted by the IS Team.

Perform all aspects of traditional and electronic reference service, serving students and faculty through reference desk, live chat reference and online reference ticket inquiries. Facilitate Blackboard "Library Help" discussion forums. Perform electronic information retrieval, research consultation, collection development, web page content development, faculty and departmental liaison duties, committee and task force assignments. Work occasional evening/weekend shifts.

Examine standards and benchmarks for assessment and devise creative approaches to defining output measures and quality impact. Employ multi-dimensional assessment techniques, including review of bibliographies and e-portfolios, standardized tests, simulations, exit interviews, behavioral observations, focus groups, learning logs, satisfaction surveys, and self-assessment.

Develop instructional and training materials in print and interactive web-based and multimedia formats. Create, edit, and update web pages and presentations that foster interactivity and provide dynamic, current information and access to library collections. Prepare and disseminate promotional literature about library resources and services.

Perform any other duties as may be determined by the Assistant University Librarian for Instructional Services or the Associate University Librarian/PLV.

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in and aptitude for both in-person and online information literacy instruction.
  • Experience with the concepts, goals and methods of information literacy instruction and the development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of information needs of university faculty, staff and students and a working knowledge of information technologies and their application to enhance user services.
  • Experience with relevant reference and research sources in a variety of formats; well-developed computer and online searching skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Initiative, flexibility and the ability to creatively adapt in an evolving organizational environment.
  • A strong commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.


Learn more and apply online at: https://careers.pace.edu/postings/6160

 

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Dean, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Information Sciences.


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an exceptional leader to serve as its next Dean of the School of Information Sciences. Reporting to and working with the Provost, and in coordination with the Deans from other colleges and schools, the Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the School of Information Sciences and its role within The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. The university strongly encourages nominations of, as well as applications from, individuals traditionally underrepresented in academia. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

For full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, June 4, 2018. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, and a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described above, as well as the applicant's motivation to apply. These materials should be sent electronically, in confidence to Korn Ferry consultants Josh Ward and Ken Kring at email address iSchoolDeanUIUC@KornFerry.com<iSchoolDeanUIUC@KornFerry.com>. 

The search consultants can be reached to answer questions about the position or the application by telephone at (405)640-3994 (Josh) or (215)656-5309 (Ken).

See the full position description here.

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Special Collections Instruction Librarian, Humboldt State University Library, Arcata, CA

Humboldt State University Library seeks a creative, collaborative, and enthusiastic Special Collections Instruction Librarian. The successful candidate will design hands-on instruction incorporating primary source material into course curricula from a variety of disciplines, with additional support for the Native American Studies and History departments. Included in this work is some collection processing during off-peak instruction time. This temporary 10-month position carries faculty rank. Early career applicants are encouraged to apply. 

HSU Library offers opportunities to be creative in instruction and programming, and encourages librarians to develop projects related to their individual goals. Check out our Annual Report to learn how the Library is fostering and supporting scholarship, creativity, and innovation on campus. On March 1, 2018, the Special Collections moved to a beautiful new reading room designed to support instruction and digitization projects. This is a great opportunity to be part of a team of librarians, interns, and students dedicated to sharing collections related to northwestern California.

Humboldt State is a public institution and part of the 23-campus California State University system. HSU has over 7,500 students and offers a wide array of academic choices, with 51 majors and 12 graduate programs in three Colleges. Faculty members are among the top teachers and researchers in their fields. Programs in natural resources and sciences are nationally known, while visual and performing arts are also popular areas of study. Throughout the curriculum, students find a long-standing commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Humboldt State is surrounded by one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world--with ancient redwood forests, pristine coastline and wild rivers.

First review of applications will begin on May 14th and will be accepted until the position closes. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2018.

Please see the full job announcement, and instructions for applying at http://library.humboldt.edu/node/1222

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Dean, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Information Sciences.  
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an exceptional leader to serve as its next Dean of the School of Information Sciences. Reporting to and working with the Provost, and in coordination with the Deans from other colleges and schools, the Dean will have responsibility for the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising, and management operations that support the mission and vision of the School of Information Sciences and its role within The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. The university strongly encourages nominations of, as well as applications from, individuals traditionally underrepresented in academia. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, June 4, 2018.  Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, and a letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described above, as well as the applicant's motivation to apply. These materials should be sent electronically, in confidence to Korn Ferry consultants Josh Ward and Ken Kring at email address iSchoolDeanUIUC@KornFerry.com. The search consultants can be reached to answer questions about the position or the application by telephone at (405)640-3994 (Josh) or (215)656-5309 (Ken).

See the full position description at:

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Teacher Librarianship, Wagga Wagga, Australia

Reference no: 492476
Work type: Continuing - Full Time
Location: Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research, Library, Research

  • Bring your passion for higher education
  • Supportive, friendly and flexible work environment
  • Excellent employment conditions

 The Role

  •  Continuing, Full Time
  •  Level B/C from $92,117 to $130,114 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  •  Wagga Wagga

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Teacher Librarianship will actively engage in teaching, research and curriculum development in the School of Information Studies. The appointee will have extensive experience within the field of teacher librarianship and will be able to demonstrate academic and professional experience in teacher librarianship.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in the discipline of teacher librarianship or a related discipline or equivalent accreditation and professional standing.
  • Evidence of, and a demonstrated commitment to, the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching. 
  • A record of achievement relevant to the discipline area in the scholarship of teaching and/or research/creative works or professional activity.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Faculty of Arts and Education is one of three Faculties within the University. Eight Schools and Centres offer a diversity of courses in education, communication, creative industries, social work and human services, library and information studies, theology, humanities, Indigenous Australian studies and Islamic studies.

With approximately 9,000 online students and 3,000 on campus students, the Faculty is an innovator in online and blended learning modes. Over 200 academic staff deliver distinctive courses, and are supported by a skilled team of professional staff. On campus courses are delivered at the University's Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, and Port Macquarie campuses, and at other locations including Sydney and Canberra.

Academic staff within the Faculty undertake high quality, impactful research that engages with governments and professional organisations, nationally, internationally and in regional communities, ensuring excellent supervision for Higher Degree Research students. 

The School of Information Studies is the leading provider in Library and Information studies education in Australia and is one of the largest in the world with around 2,000 students, playing a key role in the information professions.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply  page or contact us.

This position is advertised across multiple levels.  Please refer to the essential and desirable criteria in each position description for the respective level and address each criterion based on your skills and experience and the level of position that you are applying for.

Positions descriptions can be obtained via the following links;

 

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kennan | Acting, Head of School, Information Studies | mkennan@csu.edu.au  | (02) 6933 4893  

Applications Close: 11pm, 27 May 2018

For more information, click here.

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Associate Dean, Library Services, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts seeks an innovative and student-centered leader to advance Freel Library's ongoing transformation to a library that promotes 21st century learning, research, teaching, and scholarship.  The Associate Dean will lead the collaborative development of the library's vision and strategic plan, further MCLA's goal of creating a learning commons that promotes active learning and reflection, and advance  initiatives, creative programs, and relevant resources and services to meet College priorities and expand the library's role within the College.

 

As an advocate for the library, the Associate Dean will communicate the library's mission, role, and value within and beyond the MCLA community and develop partnerships to strengthen library resources, expertise, and effectiveness.  The Associate Dean will develop policies, assess the effectiveness of library programs, supervise the faculty librarians and library assistants, advocate for and manage the library budget, direct collection development, further information literacy, promote lifelong and active learning, manage change in technology and scholarship, and create a welcoming library environment that reaches out to MCLA's diverse community.

 

The Associate Dean leads a library of two full-time librarians and four full-time library assistants along with a part-time reference librarian and two part-time library assistants.  The library is a founding member of the new HELM consortium (Higher Education Libraries in Massachusetts), which provides a shared ILS and resources, and a long-standing member of MCCLPHEI (the Massachusetts Commonwealth Consortium of Libraries in Public Higher Education Institutions).  The Associate Dean reports to the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.

 

The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to student learning and success, an interest in library space design and planning, knowledge of information literacy programming, a broad interdisciplinary knowledge of resources, significant experience in leadership, management, supervision, and collaboration, and success in creating a welcoming, inclusive library environment.

 

Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution (MLS or MLIS)
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience in an academic library
  • Ability to articulate and develop a collaborative vision and provide innovative leadership
  • Flexibility, creativity, initiative, and judgment required to lead a dynamic small library and foster a strong student-centric service orientation
  • Thorough knowledge of higher education principles, practices, and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of library operations, procedures, policies, and standards; broad knowledge of library resources and literature across disciplines
  • Familiarity with best practices in pedagogy, research, teaching, and assessment
  • Strong knowledge of ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education
  • Good understanding of evolving issues, trends, and innovations in academic libraries
  • Experience in l, strategic planning, project planning, program assessment, financial stewardship, and budget development
  • Experience collaborating with academic and other departments to create partnerships that focus on student success and engagement with learning
  • Strong technology background and record of implementing technological innovations
  • Ability to work productively and collaboratively with diverse staff, administrators, faculty, students, and external communities
  • Significant management experience in fostering a collaborative, professional, creative work environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with library renovation, space planning, and design, particularly in regard to current practices in learning commons developments a plus

 

 

Additional Information:

This is a full time, benefited, non-unit professional position.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Application deadline is May 20, 2018.   Submit your application here: http://mcla.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=96970

 

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

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Multiple Positions, Mississippi State University Libraries, Starkville, MS

Join Mississippi State University Libraries' thriving library program as a member of the Research Services department!  A premier research university with a student body of over 20,000, Mississippi State University (MSU) is located in historic Starkville, MS, with all the conveniences and amenities of a college town. 
Job descriptions of these tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions and a link to the application forms can be found here:
 
Business Librarian
 
Instruction & Distance Education Librarian
 
Find out more about MSU and the MSU Libraries by visiting http://www.msstate.edu/ and http://lib.msstate.edu/.

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Faculty, Library & Information Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei City, Taiwan

Dept. of Library and Information Science in National Taiwan University is seeking to employ one full-time faculty

  1. Qualification: Doctoral degree in library and information science related fields
  2. Documents Required:
  • Photocopy of doctoral diploma;
  • Those who have not yet received the diploma at the time of application must provide a formal statement from the degree granting institution indicating that it will be in hand by the time of appointment
  • Transcripts of the master's and doctoral studies
  • Photocopy of working experience certification
  • Resume
  • List of publications
  • The full text of the representative and supporting works

The applicant should designate his/her representative and supporting works and provide the full text of the works for the hiring review. The representative work should include at least two published journal articles/book chapters or one scholarly monograph. Doctoral dissertation may serve as the applicant's representative work if assistant professor is the intended rank. The representative works should be published no earlier than February, 2014. The supporting works should be published no earlier than February, 2012.  

The definition of representative works please refer to: http://edu.law.moe.gov.tw/LawContent.aspx?id=FL008629

  • List of courses taught and syllabi or course plans with statements, weekly schedules, textbooks and/or required readings.


Other Requirements:

  • Ability to teach in Mandarin Chinese and English on library and information science related subjects
  • The applicants who pass preliminary review by our review board will be invited to give a presentation to our faculty (travel expenses to be paid by applicant)
  • All applications will not be returned.


Date of appointment and position official rank: Appointment begins on February 1, 2019 ,or August 1, 2019. Official rank appointed is according to working experience and qualifications.

Application deadline: Jul 31, 2018

How to apply:

All the documents must be prepared in printed format and mailed to Department of Library and Information Science

Address:
Professor Chi-Shiou Lin
Department of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University
No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan, R. O. C.
  Email: lis@ntu.edu.tw
  Tel: 886-2-3366-2958
  Fax: 886-2-2363-2859

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