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Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Data Librarianship. The selected applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in their field of interest. Possible research and teaching areas might include but are not limited to: knowledge organization, data curation, academic librarianship, information retrieval, knowledge management, project management, information technology.

Minimum Qualifications              

• PhD in Library and Information Science or a related field at the time of the appointment

• Evidence of potential for teaching in the SOIS undergraduate and graduate programs

• Excellent research promise in a relevant area

 

Preferred Qualifications              

• MLIS with academic librarianship experience

• Ability to teach one or more of the core courses at the graduate level

• Experience or demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including onsite and online

• Evidence of a collaborative focus in research

 

Application Instructions               

This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on November 04, 2019. Applications received after November 03, 2019 may not receive consideration.

All applicants must apply online via jobs.uwm.edu. A strong application packet will include a cover letter outlining their interest, a current CV, a document outlining their research area or research interest, a writing sample (i.e. peer reviewed journal abstract or article), a transcript, and a document listing the names and contact information for three references.

Please visit https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/29594 for more information.

 

Desired Starting Date: 08/24/2020.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Midland College, Midland, TX

Job Summary 

The overall purpose of this job is to coordinate electronic resources and access for the Learning Resource Center (LRC). This position will serve as the systems administrator for the LRC and coordinate technical issues with the Information Technology department.

 

Essential Functions 

  • Manage EBSCO Discovery System (EDS), working with Technical Services Librarian to add content
  • Use a variety of productivity tools (Office 365) to organize and administer electronic resources
  • Assist in maintaining all vendor contacts and keep records of all database licensing agreements
  • Implement best practices with the library's various electronic resource platforms
  • Research and maintain program-specific electronic databases
  • Collect database usage statistics and applicable data
  • Participate in collection development activities with other staff librarians
  • Troubleshoot all desktop and laptop computers printers in library, including all lab equipment
  • Help to lead and market the library's new laptop checkout/charging station policy and program
  • Excellent communication skills with vendors, faculty, students and colleagues
  • Assist in inventorying and pricing computer- and related technology purchases
  • Work the reference desk one evening per week
  • Assist with web reference chat
  • Coordinate with the Public Services Librarian on user training sessions and instruction.
  • Engage in continual professional development activities
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Recent documented directly related experience with electronic library resources
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of office applications
  • Flexibility and problem-solving ability for both independent work and collaborative projects

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of electronic resources experience, in an academic or public library setting
  • Knowledge of OpenAthens or similar Single Sign-On authentication system
  • Knowledge of an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Knowledge of Canvas



Physical Demands 

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • Frequently moves books or paperwork weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Use of manual dexterity
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with students; must be able to exchange accurate information
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move from office other locations on campus or within the library to complete job duties

 

Salary

$44,200 to $49,000 per year

 

Application Instructions:

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Midland College Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. Documents that must be submitted online: Completed online application, resume or curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of reference. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with application. NOTE: Official transcripts sent directly from the institution(s) attended to Midland College Human Resources are required within 30 days of hire.

If a specified closing date is not listed on the posting, there is a required minimum posting period of five business days.



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Multiple Positions, University of Texas, Austin, TX

The School of Information of The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for seven faculty positions. The two most recently announced positions are both part of University-wide cluster hires, and will both be open-rank, tenured/tenure-track positions in the UT-Austin iSchool:

 

The focus for the first cluster hire position is the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence Technologies. We are seeking colleagues who will contribute to research and to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level in the general area of the ethical and societal implications of AI. This position is part of a university-wide cluster hire initiative associated with Good Systems, a UT Grand Challenge, and also involves faculty openings in technology ethics in the Department of Philosophy, media ethics in the School of Journalism, and design ethics in the School of Architecture. Applicants are encouraged to invite collaborators to apply to the other cluster hire positions, as the cluster can serve as an opportunity to bring together existing collaborations as well as to build new collaborations.

 

The focus for the second cluster hire position is the Global Flows of (Dis)Information. We are seeking colleagues who will contribute to research and to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level related to how misinformation and disinformation are spread, as well as possible sociotechnical solutions. The hired faculty member will be a member of the UT Austin iSchool faculty, and also will become a member of The Global Internet, Media, and (Dis)Information (GIMI) Lab, working alongside the other cluster hires (in Journalism, Slavic and Eurasian Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies) as well as the GIMI Lab Steering Committee. The cluster can serve as an opportunity to bring together existing collaborators as well as to build new collaborations.

 

Across the cluster hire positions and the general open-rank search within the UT-Austin iSchool, applicants are invited to apply to any positions that are a good fit for their research and teaching interests. The search committees are separate and the applications will be reviewed separately. 

 

Applicants for either of these two cluster hire positions are invited to contact the Chair for both of these Cluster Hire Search Committees, Professor Ken Fleischmann, with any questions.

 

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Commons Technology Specialist, Providence College, Providence, RI

Overview:

Provides primary technology support, advanced user and systems support, and digital information content services to the Library + Commons, as well as to College faculty, students, and staff. Serve as primary library liaison to IT and collaborate on all technology initiatives and coordinate the technology workflows in the library, including technical oversight of special projects and programs.

 

The hours for this position are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Essential Duties:              

1. Provide ongoing technology and technical support of library systems, and hardware/software critical to the services and operations of the Library+Commons and maintain knowledge of existing and emerging hardware, software, and communications technologies across a variety of platforms. Coordinate reporting and resolution of day-to-day technology problems to IT; develop and deliver technical training through a variety of channels, develop and maintain training content and support documentation in a variety of formats, and contribute to training planning efforts in the Library+Commons and to the campus community. Maintain and assist in developing tools and applications to support, promote, access, and analyze library collections and operations. Assist with the integration of new technology solutions to ensure access to library collections and the integration of new technology solutions into existing library system; provide tactical and operational support of library systems that support key functions and services; incorporate new and constantly changing technologies into department workflows and serve on technology team within the Library+Commons. May serve as lead to other staff on the technology team.

 

2. Actively participate in ongoing public services functional workflows within the department. Regularly assist library patrons in their needs concerning hardware, software, research, printing, processing, formatting, product creation, Web/e-mail communications, digitation, etc. especially from the public service desks. Provide advanced to expert-level problem solving help and advanced problem referrals to Research & Education and other specialized staff. Demonstrate facility to assists users with technology needs of varying complexities.

 

3. Provide general research, education, and related user technology, and technical support in the Library+Commons and in collaboration with other campus service partners as assigned. Participate in cross-functional Library+Commons initiatives, and contribute to quantitative and qualitative assessment of services through data-gathering and analysis.

 

Marginal Duties:              

1. Perform all other duties as may be required.

 

Education and Experience Required       

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience in a library or education environment with a focus on technology.
  • Minimum of two years' experience in design, development, and management of library technology projects and/or educational technology projects (e.g. websites, data management and visualization, library systems management).
  • Public service orientation, excellent written/oral communications skills, and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Experience and desire to develop expertise, and an ongoing interest in emerging technologies as they relate to library and academic environments.
  • Demonstrated experience as a collaborator and positive team member.
  • Experience with a variety of web, audio, and visual technologies, learning managements systems, and an understanding of information seeking behaviors in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn and employ a variety of data driven programming and/or web-based application development languages including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, XML, MySQL, and other web interface technologies.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively within the department and beyond.

 

Physical Demands           

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Ability to use both hands adeptly to manipulate various tools, e.g., keyboards, various controllers (mouse, balls, focusing devices, etc.)
  • Ability to visually or aurally determine fine-tolerance focus of images.

 

Employee Status: Full Time

Union Status: Non-Union

Shift:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

 

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number: AS361P

https://careers.providence.edu/postings/4394

 

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Multiple Positions, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an Innovative Media Facilitator who will work in the areas of 3D services, emerging and makerspace technology services, and public services. The incumbent must possess knowledge of basic 3D concepts, including practical knowledge of 3D techniques that support student and faculty research.

 

The position primarily manages the daily activities of Marston Science Library's 3D and makerspace (MSL Makery) services and exercises a level of authority, independence and initiative to make operational decisions for the services. The Facilitator supports the library's emerging technology services through the identification of tools, provision of instruction and participation in selected outreach activities. Additionally, this position provides excellent customer relations to library patrons through service on the Marston Service Desk, phone consultations, and over email. The Facilitator collaborates and communicates with units across the UF Libraries.

 

The search will remain open until October 21, 2019, 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 staff 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 M. Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@ufl.edu.

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The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a Circulating Technology and Collections Supervisor who will be responsible for managing circulating technology, collections projects, and stack and space management within Marston Science Library (MSL). Marston routinely has joint special projects that involve this unit and consequently a large portion of this position's time is spent communicating with other units as well as the Access Services and Collections Manager, MSL Chair and Associate Chair, and library faculty regarding the projects; and then designing and implementing efficient workflows and policies for those projects.

The Circulating Technology and Collections Supervisor directly supervises 10-15 student assistants daily working on circulating technology, collections projects and stack management. Another important aspect of this position is public services. This position provides both reference and circulation service on the MSL Service Desk as well as online via the Libraries' reference chat service.

 

The search will remain open until October 21, 2019, 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 staff 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 M. Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@ufl.edu.

 

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Global Librarians (2), Savannah College of Art and Design, Multiple Locations, GA

SCAD seeks a Global Librarian with a high level of digital fluency and experience in research, instruction, collection management, and development to support the academic and creative needs of exceptional students.

 

Responsibilities

In this position, you will be responsible for sparking and supporting creative inquiry, learning, and scholarship for students and faculty at SCAD Lacoste and SCAD Atlanta. Based in the ALA/IIDA award-winning Jen Library at SCAD Savannah, this librarian extends Jen Library's resources and support through online and face-to-face communication, enhancing and advancing user engagement with library resources in SCAD Lacoste and Atlanta.

The Global Librarian is a dynamic position that directly supports the academic and creative needs of students. You will provide support in the form of research services and innovative library instruction to groups and individuals at SCAD Lacoste and SCAD Atlanta, and form beneficial collaborative partnerships across the SCAD community in order to promote library resources and services, and facilitate scholarly and creative engagement and pursuits. The position contributes to all aspects of customized library service delivery across all SCAD locations in support of student demand and expectations for a seven-day-a-week library schedule.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has two to four years of professional, postgraduate experience in academic and/or art libraries and demonstrates strong familiarity with print and online information sources pertaining to the interrelated disciplines of art and design, as well as significant experience in developing and leading library instruction. The candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to high service standards and dedication to a student-centered approach to access services and overall library operations, and a proven ability to cultivate collaborative approaches.

Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, have the ability to organize and manage a variety of responsibilities, and be able to travel to Lacoste and Atlanta. Prior experience working collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff in an academic library environment is preferred, as is being up-to-date and knowledgeable about emerging technologies that support reference and instructional services. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter and able to work independently and must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in a discipline taught at SCAD preferred

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree with two to four years of experience

 

To apply: head to  https://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/24503.

 

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SCAD seeks a Global Librarian with a high level of digital fluency and experience in research, instruction, collection management, and development to support the academic and creative needs of exceptional students.

 

Responsibilities 

In this position, you will be responsible for sparking and supporting creative inquiry, learning, and scholarship for students and faculty at SCAD Hong Kong and SCAD Savannah. Based in the ALA/IIDA award-winning Jen Library at SCAD Savannah, this librarian extends Jen Library's resources and support through online and face-to-face communication, enhancing and advancing user engagement with library resources in SCAD Hong Kong and Savannah.

The Global Librarian is a dynamic position that directly supports the academic and creative needs of students. You will provide support in the form of research services and innovative library instruction to groups and individuals at SCAD Hong Kong and SCAD Savannah, and form beneficial collaborative partnerships across the SCAD community in order to promote library resources and services, and facilitate scholarly and creative engagement and pursuits. The position contributes to all aspects of customized library service delivery across all SCAD locations in support of student demand and expectations for a seven-day-a-week library schedule.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has two to four years of professional, postgraduate experience in academic and/or art libraries and demonstrates strong familiarity with print and online information sources pertaining to the interrelated disciplines of art and design, as well as significant experience in developing and leading library instruction. The candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to high service standards and dedication to a student-centered approach to access services and overall library operations, and a proven ability to cultivate collaborative approaches.

 

Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, have the ability to organize and manage a variety of responsibilities, and be able to travel to Hong Kong. Prior experience working collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff in an academic library environment is preferred, as is being up-to-date and knowledgeable about emerging technologies that support reference and instructional services. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter and able to work independently and must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

 

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in a discipline taught at SCAD preferred
  • ALA-accredited MLS degree with two to four years of experience

 

To Apply: head to  https://scadcareers.scad.edu/postings/24503.

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Processing Archivist Librarian, Towson University, Towson, MD

The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for a 12-month Librarian I position on the permanent status track beginning January 2020.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyze the existing arrangement and description of physical and born-digital materials and make decisions about any further arrangement and description that may be necessary, sometimes in consultation with donors.

  • Design and implement descriptive plans to identify and explain the structure, context and content of records and papers to promote their accessibility using archival software, including ArchivesSpace, Archive-It, and CONTENTdm, and other applications.

  • Appraise university records in all formats for their long term retention.

  • Establish, maintain, and keep a record of communication(s) with creators and/or potential donors of records.

  • Identify and evaluate record characteristics to determine the acquisition of university records.

  • Create and implement policies and procedures for managing born-digital materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access.

  • Analyze the current condition of physical and digital material and determine appropriate preservation priorities and actions.

  • Develop and implement preservation, migration, and reformatting plans for digital collections.

 

Qualifications: 

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. 

  • Demonstrated work or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for physical and born-digital archival and manuscript collections.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library software applications.  

  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management, and project management skills.

 

Apply at: https://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/processing-archivist-librarian-lib-3323.html

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User Experience and Web Services Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Library Technology, this position is instrumental in developing, implementing and assessing user interfaces in support of all departments in the library.  It functions as part of a collaborative, user oriented team that supports library information systems and infrastructure. It also contributes to the overall Library Technology Services support effort.

 

Essential Functions

  • Take a lead role in collaborations with stakeholders in the iterative design and testing of the Library's web presence and online services.
  • Collaborates with librarians, technology staff, and others to coordinate the information architecture of the Library's web site, including development of a coherent user experience for web-based library resources and services.
  • Coordinates assessment of the libraries web sites and other digital systems, including testing interfaces for usability and effectiveness through a variety of mechanisms such as user testing, surveys, log analysis, and focus groups.
  • Provides technical support and is in charge of training the large body of staff users who have authorial roles in producing web content.
  • Collaborate with Library staff and other stakeholders to design and manage websites; work in cross-functional teams across Library units.
  • Participates in Library Technology Services support programs.
  • Oversee the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures and processes.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate reports, documentation and records.

 

Other Functions

  • Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  • Demonstrates capacity, skill and willingness to engage students and contribute to student success.
  • May be asked to represent the Libraries at Five College Committees, Boston Library Consortium Committees, or other selected professional meetings and conferences.
  • Serve on internal library committees as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the Library and the department.
  • Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have equivalent experience.
  • Experience with common web development and/or usability testing techniques

  • Experience with HTML, CSS and/or JavaScript
  • Experience testing interfaces for usability and/or accessibility
  • Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.
  • Strong service ethic and the ability to interact effectively and work productively and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and levels of staff.
  • Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  • Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.
  • Strong diagnostic skills and considerable comfort with both the Windows and Linux environment.
  • Advanced computer skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Windows, macOS and/or Linux
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills, including presentation skills.
  • Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
  • Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  • Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  • Understanding, appreciation and experience with the goals of higher education.

 

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Coursework in user experience research methods
  • Experience working in a library or educational environment
  • Experience with web content management systems, APIs, and/or web analytics.

 

Work ScheduleMonday - Friday Daytime hours

Salary Information:

Librarian I or II

Librarian I salary floor is $54,000

Librarian II salary floor is $60,500

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/503122/user-experience-and-web-services-librarian and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by November 1, 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

 

 

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Architectural Records Project Processing Archivist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Req ID: 50376BR

Job Code: 403124 Library Assistant VIII

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) is the principal archival repository for the records of Harvard University's buildings and land. Our collections document the rich and varied history of Harvard's built environment. The PIRC actively works on behalf of the University to collect, organize, steward, and make accessible the construction documentation of all capital level projects at Harvard University. Additionally, PIRC collections and staff provide critical background research and material for campus planning, new construction projects, renovations, and maintenance to Harvard's buildings.

               

Working independently and under the direction of the Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) Senior Processing Archivist and in collaboration with other PIRC staff, the Project Processing Archivist is responsible for all aspects of processing new acquisitions of architectural drawings and maps from Harvard capital construction projects. The processing tasks include the preparation of lists of acquisition contents, the appraisal of the materials for completeness, the arrangement of materials, accurate entry of item-level metadata into the collection management system, The Museum System (TMS), and the preparation and housing of the materials for long-term storage.

 

All collection processing must follow local established office policies and standards. The PIRC is a busy office with a small staff serving Harvard's planning and construction community. The successful applicant will possess strong planning and organizational skills, attention to detail, a high degree of integrity and honesty, a collegial, helpful attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and computer skills. All work is done in a shared, open office which can be noisy and have interruptions.

  • Reports to the Senior Processing Archivist

  • Appraises new acquisitions of drawings and maps and communicates potential issues with Archives Manager in a timely manner

  • Undertakes the physical and intellectual organization of architectural drawings and maps (both analog and digital) and related construction project documentation

  • Performs original item-level cataloging/classification of materials in the collection management system (TMS)

  • Houses, labels, and otherwise prepares collections for storage and research use following office guidelines

  • Identifies problems resulting from incorrect, incomplete, or conflicting bibliographic data and reports them to the Archives Manager and/or Senior Processing Archivist

  • Maintains job statistics for departmental reporting

  • May assist with ingesting files into Harvard's Digital Repository System (DRS)

  • May perform conservation treatment and preparation of materials to assist in the collection digitization project

  • May assign and inspect administrative tasks/projects to student workers as needed

  • Other responsibilities and special projects as assigned

 

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

Minimum of five years of library or related experience, with at least one year of experience processing visual materials, preferably design records.

Additional Qualifications:

  • College degree with a background in art, architecture or architectural history with enrollment in an MLS program preferred

  • Superior analytical skills and attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy

  • Ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere with shared work spaces

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

  • Ability to communicate in a timely manner with management regarding issues that may affect collection access, processing, and storage

  • May require keyboarding for at least six hours a day

  • Requires flexibility and the ability to handle a wide variety of tasks in the course of a day

  • Experience working in a library special collections or archives environment

  • Experience working with confidential records

  • Interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both alone and as a member of a team

  • Familiarity with Gallery Systems The Museum System (TMS) collections management system

  • Familiarity with and/or interest in architectural records or subject knowledge of architecture

  • Familiarity and/or experience with Adobe products and AutoCAD / Revit helpful

  • Experience processing visual resources

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift and move materials weighing up to 40 pounds; load, push, and unload heavily loaded portable delivery cases.

  • Ability to use a stepstool and bend, reach, and lift materials overhead and at ground level.

 

Position Type: Full-time / Non-exempt

Salary Grade: 055

This is a one year term position ending one year after start date.

Appointment End Date: 01-Nov-2020

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Assistant Head of Access Services, University at Albany, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seeks a dedicated and experienced professional to oversee day-to-day operations and provide active leadership of a multi-services department. Access Services is responsible for circulation, collection maintenance, and resource sharing for the University Library and Science Library. The Assistant Head of Access Services helps implement departmental goals and initiatives in order to provide seamless access to user-focused library services and resources.

 

Responsibilities of the Assistant Head of Access Services include: 

  • Supervise and schedule clerical staff and student employees, ensuring that both the University Library and the Science Library are adequately staffed

  • Train staff to effectively use an array of technologies and services that are essential to efficiently complete the work of the department

  • Manage and set priorities and goals for frontline services staff, consisting of nine clerical employees and 60-80 student employees

  • Communicate and work effectively with librarians and staff in public services, technical services, and collections units to improve service coordination

  • Oversee department scheduling for service desks, interlibrary loan and course reserves processing, collection maintenance projects and activities; coordinate clerical and student employee scheduling for effective and efficient service delivery, and coordinate and manage staff leave requests

  • Manage and train staff to effectively use Access Services' patron-facing and back-office technologies and services, including Primo discovery system and request functions, Alma fulfillment functions, Ares electronic course reserves (and its Blackboard LMS integration), ScannX article and book chapter request processing system, and the UAlbany Libraries' wiki

  • Work with the User Experience Librarian to ensure that department user interfaces and online tools are accessible, usable, and effective; work collaboratively with library staff, vendors, and campus e-learning and disability resources staff to ensure accessible, convenient, and seamless access to services

  • Analyze library statistics and make recommendations related to services, staffing, and other areas

  • Maintain procedural documentation for the front line services unit to ensure work is completed efficiently and accurately

  • Develop web content to explain and promote department services, including circulation, inter-library loan, course reserves, and equipment loans

  • Represent department on appropriate committees, task forces, and working groups to ensure user-focused services

  • Resolve problems and answer questions from library users and other libraries

  • Engage in library and University service and professional development

 

The successful candidate must have the ability to work Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and occasionally adjust this work schedule to accommodate operational and service needs.

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=116354

 

Application Deadline: October 29, 2019

 

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

 

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

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Multiple Positions, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Librarian of Core Systems and Digital Repository Administration

Reporting to the Associate Director for Library Academic Strategies, the Librarian for Core Systems and Digital Repository Administration has primary responsibility for the daily management, configuration, and support of the library's core systems, principally the library's discovery and Integrated Library System [ILS] services, currently Ex Libris Primo and Alma.  The Librarian has responsibility for maintaining optimal system performance for users and the development of services based on the functionality and capabilities of Alma and Primo. The Librarian will provide leadership and management of the integrated modules of Alma and Primo, focusing on system configuration, troubleshooting, training, analytics, and documentation. The Librarian will also lead the support for Alma (monthly) and Primo (currently quarterly) releases.  Other core services supported include EZproxy and ILLIAD.

 

The Librarian also has lead technical responsibility in the library for collaboratively maintaining and enhancing WPI's digital repository platforms (currently Hyrax, Bepress, and Archive-It) that support access, discovery, and digital archiving of unique content produced or held by WPI.  Working collaboratively with WPI's Web Application Development team and the Assistant Director for Archives and Special Collections, and with primary responsibility for student and faculty content in the repository, the incumbent organizes and maintains content in the repository; supports metadata and data migration projects; ensures that content and metadata in the repository are of high quality, according to relevant digital library and archival standards; and manages the administration of Archive-It to enhance discoverability and preservation of web-based artifacts and records of WPI research, history, and learning.

 

The Librarian's work will be performed with considerable judgement, independence, and initiative, and in consultation with colleagues.  The incumbent will keep abreast of developments in library technologies and maintain current awareness of information tools needed to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, and community users of the library.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Administers and configures the ILS and discovery systems (Alma/Primo), supporting a variety of services including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, electronic resources, data reporting, and public access. Troubleshoots, develops new system capabilities, and makes improvements to ensure best practices and operational efficiencies.

  • ​Serves as the application manager for the digital repository system: collaborates with information technology professionals and the Assistant Director for Archives and Special Collections in developing requirements and functionality of repository platform (e.g. Hyrax, Samvera); creates new and maintains existing repository collections with primary responsibility for collections of student and faculty works; creates and maintains repository-related workflows; answers general inquiries, serving as a point of contact for technical support.

  • Collaborates on the development of solutions for metadata management, discovery and interoperability; uses appropriate metadata standards to describe and organize digital repository collections and objects; collaborates on creation of new collections of student and faculty works.

  • Serves as technical liaison with the ILS vendor, Ex Libris, and works closely with WPI Information Technology services staff to support library systems and platforms.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent

  • Two years of professional experience configuring, administering and providing support for an integrated library system or platform

  • Experience supporting one or more library discovery interfaces (Primo, Summon, EDS, Blacklight)

  • Experience with analytics and reporting tools

  • Understanding of library metadata formats and standards (MARC, Dublin Core, METS, MODS)

  • Understanding of digital repository systems and current access services protocols to access and retrieve digital content (e.g. Z39.50, OpenURL, NCIP, DOI, CrossRef, OAI)

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively troubleshoot technical problems, isolate causes, and implement solutions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience configuring, administering and providing support for the Alma integrated library system

  • Experience with web application development in a Unix/Linux environment

  • Working knowledge of a scripting language such Python, Ruby or PHP


To be fully considered for this position, please include a cover letter when submitting your job application.

To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link.

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Online Learning and Instruction Librarian

Reporting to the Associate Director for Library Academic Strategies, the Online Learning and Instruction Librarian contributes to the development and curation of the library's online learning program, and participates in instruction and engagement initiatives that advance the teaching and research missions of the library and the university.  

 

The Librarian partners with colleagues to support instruction librarians in the creation and assessment of online Open Educational Resources (OERs) and environments, and will be the library's expert on e-learning technologies that support the provision of online, asynchronous/synchronous information literacy instruction and research assistance.

 

The incumbent maintains familiarity with WPI's licensed e-learning platforms and freely available e-learning tools, and develops and leads training for other instruction librarians in the use of these tools. The position also leads the creation and maintenance of best practices and/or guidelines for the library's OER creation and assessment, including instructional design and accessibility principles as they relate to online learning at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In this role the incumbent works closely with faculty engaged in online learning, with Academic Technology Center experts in online education techniques and resources; and with the office of Continuing Professional Education (CPE).

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

Overall Responsibilities

  • Participates with library colleagues, faculty, and departments across campus to provide a systematic curriculum-integrated library instruction program for students at all levels.

 

Online Learning

  • In partnership and consultation with instruction librarians, coordinates the design, maintenance, and assessment of online learning modules, OERs, and tutorials that develop students' knowledge of and expertise in library resources and that enhance students' research experiences.

  • Contributes to the development of effective online pedagogy, in compliance with established accessibility guidelines and higher education standards.

  • Collaborates with instruction librarians to provide instruction via online tutorials, the course management system, and other online technologies.

  • Ensures that online/distance students and faculty are aware of library services and resources that support student learning and success.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent graduate degree.

  • Minimum of two years reference and/or instruction experience in an academic library, preferably in sciences and/or engineering.

  • Previous teaching and academic library experience.

  • Knowledge of instructional design models and learning theories.

  • Experience with instructional technologies as they relate to online learning and usability and accessibility standards.

  • Experience developing and/or teaching online materials or courses.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of academic library instruction experience.
  • Experience with Camtasia or other screen capture/video editing software.
  • Working knowledge of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Knowledge of evaluation, assessment, and planning methods and strategies.

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Boston University, Boston, MA

Boston University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of electronic resources librarian (ERL). Reporting to the Head of Collection Development, the ERL will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to advance the current and future research needs of the University community by developing and managing a robust collection of electronic resources and discovery services.

 

The ever-changing publishing landscape and recent developments in higher education make it our responsibility to evaluate and adapt our approach to collection development at Boston University Libraries to best serve our scholarly community. As the Libraries' role in scholarly communications evolves to provide support at all stages of the research life cycle--from research design and development, processes and work flow, publication, and post-publication analysis of metrics for determining value and impact--collection development at Boston University continues to evolve as well.

 

Therefore, we are looking for a professional with in-depth knowledge of vendor publishing strategies, experience in contract and license negotiation, and the ability to perform complex data analyses on usage, expenditures, and impacts to provide the highest quality e-resources for teaching and research. The professional who earns this position will be a leader in developing best practices and procedures at all stages of e-resources life cycle: from acquisition to access, administration, support, and evaluation. Please read the full position profile.

 

Required Skills

While Boston University Libraries will consider applicants with other credentials, a master's degree from an accredited United States research university plus demonstrated, advanced training or work experience are strongly preferred. All candidates must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application. Boston University Libraries will not sponsor applicants for work visas. In addition, the Libraries seek a person with the following qualifications: 

  • A minimum of three years' experience working and negotiating with commercial and academic vendors including pricing, licensing, and contract negotiations for all e-resource types, preferably in an academic library setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders;
  • At least two years' experience in leading, supervising, or directing technical staff; and
  • Experience with current electronic management systems and workflows, technologies, and integrated library systems, e.g., Ex Libris Alma or other electronic resource management systems

 

For full details on requirements, please read the full position profile.

 

Job description and details on how to apply can be found here:

https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=304401&company_id=15509&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1017570&startflag=1

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

 

Job Location

BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

 

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

 

Salary Grade

Competitive

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Library Systems Administrator, Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston College Libraries is seeking an energetic and creative person to join a team committed to re-imagining the user experience for tomorrow's researchers. In collaboration with partners from across campus, this role will ensure that library systems are maintained and optimized, and will also develop and implement new technologies to seamlessly deliver library resources to users. The successful candidate will enjoy solving interesting problems, experimenting with new ideas, and will have a strong user focus.

 

This role will administer and support library systems including resource sharing (ILLiad) and library access mechanisms (proxy server), and will work closely with the Systems Librarian to support the library services platform (Alma).

 

The Libraries are committed to promoting a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion for all members of the Boston College community. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. 

 

Compensation: Hiring range $67,700 - $84,650. Boston College also offers a highly competitive benefits package. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and support library applications (ILLiad, EZProxy, OpenAthens, Alma)

  • Participate in collaborative software development projects as a member of the Library Systems team

  • Through user experience research, develop strategies to optimize library systems

  • Collaborate across Library departments to provide systems training and documentation

  • Investigate emerging technologies and bring new opportunities to key stakeholders

 

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Occasional weekend or off-work hours are required to handle system outages and routine maintenance.

 

Preferred:

  • 2 years of related work experience

  • MLS/MLIS/MIS from an ALA Accredited School

  • Experience administering web applications, preferably academic library systems

  • Experience developing web applications (or willingness to learn)

  • Working knowledge of distributed version control systems such as Git (or willingness to learn)

  • Proven ability to work within a team environment and actively promote collaboration

 

To learn more about working at Boston College Libraries, see: https://libguides.bc.edu/employment

 

To apply for this job, please go to: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3399&site=1

 

Please contact Emily Singley at 617-552-2918 or emily.singley@bc.edu if you have questions.   

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Multiple Positions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

The Drexel University Libraries is an innovative, nimble, and responsive organization that is transforming an academic library's contribution to the mission of higher education. Its current Strategic Directions, refreshed for 2017-22, guides its efforts by strengthening Drexel's connections to scholarship by improving discovery and availability of Drexel-generated research output, by containing the cost of higher education through cost-effective management of access to authoritative scholarly resources, and by inspiring life-long quest for learning through guidance, self-directed services, and designed information-based environments. Today it leverages 56 FTE staff across four physical locations and a highly active cyberspace.

 

Located in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel University is a private, urban, R1 research university with nearly 25,000 students, over 200-degree programs, and 15 colleges and schools. Drexel is an academically comprehensive and globally engaged urban research university, dedicated to advancing knowledge and society and to providing every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education, enriched by one of the nation's oldest, largest, and best-known cooperative education programs.

 

Job Title: Director, Scholarly Connections

The Director, Scholarly Connections, provides administrative leadership in implementing a core strategic direction that extends the Libraries' staff expertise in library and information science, archival and records management; and its professional knowledge networks and services to integrate academic experiences with Drexel's strengthened connections to scholarship. Through the Libraries' matrixed organizational management, the Director leads staff throughout the Libraries to extend the value of scholarly publications, sharable research data and archival collections. The Director provides direct supervision to three managers who lead evolving programs for archives and digital assets repositories, scholarly communications, and data management advisory services.

 

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the entrepreneurial administrator strategically leads collaborations among staff, vendors, faculty, administrators and researchers to design, acquire and continually improve effective systems, licenses, and responsive advisory service support to ensure access to authoritative scholarly resources. The Libraries' responsibility for information access encompasses purchased, licensed and archived collections, emerging open scholarly communication venues, and Drexel-generated research output in support of teaching, learning and research.

 

Leadership responsibilities for the Drexel University Libraries are shared broadly among the Libraries senior managers, who include three Directors and the Dean of Libraries comprising the Strategic Leadership Group, and an additional 14 program managers constituting the Managerial Leadership Group. Together the SLG works as a collaborative team to shape and continually evolve the Libraries' strategic directions and resource allocations to be a dynamic partner in the intellectual life of the University. Each Director has a holistic understanding of the library organization, its mission, strategic priorities and practices, which permit any one of them to make decisions in the absence of the Dean about the daily management of the Libraries.   Each has a portfolio of unique administrative responsibilities for which s/he brings expertise, knowledge of current trends, professional contacts and a perspective responsive to the campus community's needs. In addition to scholarly connections, the portfolios of unique administrative responsibilities include self-directed learning and information services for one director, and organizational infrastructure for the other.

 

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: (https://careers.drexel.edu/en-us/job/492697/director-scholarly-connection)

 

Job Title: Librarian, Online Resources and Acquisitions

Reporting to the Manager, Information Access, the Librarian manages the Online Resources and Acquisitions program and coordinates support of access to the Libraries' owned, licensed, and other selected resources with other programs. This program is responsible for the ordering, processing, coordination of access points for, and management of online resources for the Drexel University Libraries (DUL), including the tools and services used to manage them. The Librarian also oversees acquisitions for physical formats for the Libraries, which comprise less than two percent of the Libraries' information resources budget.

 

The position provides managerial leadership for staff assisting clients with finding and accessing online resources and troubleshooting access issues and works collaboratively with selectors and the Libraries' fiscal team. The Librarian supervises two staff and participates in Drexel University Libraries' Managerial Leadership Group (MLG). Managerial leaders operationalize the Libraries' obligations to contribute to the University's mission and strategically approach services from a Service Quality Improvement perspective. As program manager, the Librarian also identifies, tracks, and reports performance metrics that describe the outcomes and impact of the Online Resources and Acquisitions program.

 

Interested, qualified applicants may apply at: (https://careers.drexel.edu/en-us/job/492752/librarian-iii-online-resource)

 

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Electronic Resources Management Librarian, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, creative and dynamic individual to serve as an Electronic Resources Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources Management and working as part of a team, this position will assist in the acquisition, management, and delivery of electronic resources for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. This is an exciting opportunity to grow professionally and contribute to the success of an ARL library at a major research university.

 

Summary

This position is responsible for providing support for management of the e-resource life cycle and the discovery of and access to electronic resources. Duties may include processing new orders for electronic resources, assisting with licensing, aiding in the management of electronic journal, e-book, streaming video, and database subscriptions, activating online access for electronic resources, trouble-shooting technical and subscription-related access problems, and actively working and communicating with vendors/publishers/library staff concerning electronic resources.

 

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

 

Position Duties

Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources Management, the Electronic Resources Management Librarian assists in management of the electronic resources life cycle. Responsibilities include: licensing support; subscription renewals and maintenance; provision of access to e-resources, including troubleshooting; collecting and analyzing data and assisting with report preparation; contributing to ongoing review and documentation of workflows for efficiency and effectiveness; and staying current with emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources. Works collaboratively with staff in Acquisitions, Cataloging, Collection Development, Discovery, Technology, and Web Services, playing an integral role in supporting the management of the e-resource lifecycle. Participates on committees, task forces, and special projects as appropriate.

 

For a full list of duties, please visit the following link.

 

Degree and Area of Specialization

 MS/MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent by date of hire

 

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience

Required

  • Demonstrated understanding, through experience and/or coursework, of electronic resource life cycle activities and the electronic resource environment
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, and effectively manage multiple projects and assignments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including evidence of ability to work collaboratively within and across organizations

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, including experience in developing, analyzing, and documenting workflows and procedures
  • Familiarity with and/or experience with one or more of the following: electronic resources management systems, license review and negotiation, troubleshooting electronic resource access problems, link resolver software, proxy configurations
  • Awareness of the relationship between electronic resources management and other library services, such as cataloging/metadata, library discovery systems, and/or acquisition of library resources
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data gathering, including usage statistics, and analysis techniques to support assessment activities and statistical analysis

 

Salary

Minimum: $51,000 Annual (12 months)

Depending on Qualifications

 

Instructions to Applicants

Details can be found below; for complete information and to apply for this position, please click on the following link: 100670-AS

 All applications must be submitted through the Jobs and UW Applicant system. Click on the "Apply Now" button in the job posting to submit your materials. A cover letter and resume are required.

Questions may be directed to Anne at anne.murphylom@wisc.edu

The deadline for this position is Wednesday, October 23. A cover letter and resume are required. Applications must be submitted through the Jobs at UW applicant system.

 

Contact

Anne Murphy-Lom

anne.murphylom@wisc.edu

608-262-2768

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

 

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Manager of Research Services, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Reporting to the Director of Research and Instructional Support (RIS), the Manager of Research Services provides leadership, direction, and planning for the broad range of offerings of the Research Services group, a recently reorganized team of 4 experienced librarians. This individual proactively develops and manages the research services group, leads campus-wide strategic direction and support for information literacy and library research services, works directly with faculty and students through information literacy instruction and library research consultations as a liaison, and is responsible for ensuring a successful service of drop-in research support at the Research Help Desk. 

 

The RIS team has recently organized into 4 areas which specialize in different areas of responsibility. In addition to Research Services, these areas include Digital Pedagogy, Collections and Scholarly Communication, and the Language Resource Center. Research and Instructional Support is part of Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS). LITS, a merged library and technology organization, is committed to providing integrated library, information, and technology services and resources that enable a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff to creatively and productively advance Mount Holyoke College's academic, administrative, and co-curricular goals. 

 

This position is an exciting opportunity to develop a new team of librarians with more than 40 years of collective experience, and to lead the evolution of a more programmatic and strategic approach to the broad range of research support the group provides: service point based drop-in support, course integrated in-person instruction, online tools such as tutorials and research guides, and collection development. As part of the RIS management team, the Manager of Research Services collaborates with fellow leaders in the department, and with other passionate and collaborative LITS and campus colleagues, to coordinate research services efforts with other library, technology, and teaching and learning initiatives.

 

Primary Position Responsibilities

  1. Leads effort to integrate information literacy into the curriculum in a variety of formats and evolving service models.

  2. Provides leadership, management, and direction for the Research Services team.

  3. Collaborates with RIS, LITS, and other campus colleagues to create a welcoming, accessible, and user-centered environment both online and in person, in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive. 

  4. Participates in RIS operational and strategic planning and decision making.

  5. Works directly with faculty and students as a liaison, providing information literacy instruction and research support.

 

Required Education and Experience

  1. ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent experience with an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.

  2. At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience providing library research support and information literacy instruction.

  3. Experience reviewing and making positive changes to services, resources, and/or spaces which improve diversity, equity and/or inclusion goals.

  4. Demonstrated experience effectively leading group projects; balancing different roles, styles, backgrounds and perspectives. 

  5. Understanding of collection development practices in academic libraries. 

  6. Demonstrated experience collaborating with other offices, groups, or individuals that also support teaching and learning.

 

Preferred Experience

  1. Experience managing staff.

  2. Experience teaching college students in any capacity.

  3. Experience developing and executing research services delivery models, information literacy programs, and/or curriculum development.

  4. Experience with one or more of the specific research tools currently in use at Mount Holyoke (EBSCO Discovery Service, Springshare LibGuides and/or LibAnswers, Zotero, Refworks).

  5. Experience integrating current professional best practices and recommendations into information literacy and research services delivery (for example: ACRL Frameworks, universal design for learning, inclusive pedagogy).

 

LITS values the following skills and abilities as key to the success of the person in this position:

  • seeks to build a collaborative and culturally diverse environment; 

  • possesses excellent and creative interpersonal, communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills;

  • embraces meaningful change; 

  • works effectively in both independent and team environments and manages multiple tasks and priorities effectively; 

  • maintains a professional and tactful approach in all interactions and shows sensitivity to the diverse needs of users at all skill levels; 

  • prioritizes individuals' rights to privacy, confidentiality, and access to information; and 

  • possesses an enthusiastic service orientation.

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

About Mount Holyoke College

Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women that is gender diverse. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights. The oldest of the Seven Sister colleges, we are a noted leader in liberal arts education with a mission grounded in the conviction that women can -- and should -- make a difference in the world. Mount Holyoke College is a member of the Five College Consortium with an active and cooperative library community consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

 

About Mount Holyoke's College's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mission:

Mount Holyoke College strives to build and maintain a campus environment that is inclusive, pluralistic, and free of discrimination. Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts extend beyond specific departments and are embedded in all areas of the College. Our presidential initiative aims to further our collective commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through strategic planning and community engagement including department DEI plans, a major annual full-day, all-campus event, and a newly expanded Equity and Inclusion Office with a Vice President level leader. In LITS, furthering the college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is a major priority of the organization. LITS has a multi-year DEI plan, applies a DEI lens to major projects and initiatives, and every individual LITS staff member is required to have at least one DEI related performance goal every year. 

 

Mount Holyoke is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. The College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups. We know few applicants will have a background that includes every listed preferred qualification and desired experience. We encourage everyone who is excited about this position and meets the required qualifications to apply. 

 

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

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Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies (UA-SLIS) seeks a faculty member for a full-time, tenure-track position, to begin August 16, 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking candidates in the area of digital preservation and curation, with preference given to candidates possessing expertise in the preservation and curation of audio and video materials, including the digital transformation of analog formats.

Applicants will find multiple teaching, research, and service opportunities within UA-SLIS, our College of Communication and Information Sciences, and The University of Alabama. These opportunities include education at doctoral, masters, and undergraduate levels, and extensive community-based outreach initiatives.

 

Job Duties

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape the character and direction of the School as it continues to integrate the traditions of librarianship, archival studies, and information studies, informed by contemporary and emerging technologies and practices. This faculty member will be expected to maintain an active role in advising master's and doctoral students, and to contribute to professional organizations at the state, national, and international levels.

 

The School has nationally ranked on-campus and online degree programs, with a normal teaching load of two graduate courses per semester with an option to teach during the summer. All faculty members are expected to work with diverse constituencies, contribute to our social justice-driven curriculum, and maintain a rigorous research agenda. Participation in interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement initiatives are strongly encouraged.

 

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills

Qualifications:

  • Possess expertise in the field of digital preservation and curation, with preferred expertise in the area of audio and video materials;
  • Doctorate earned or nearing completion in library & information studies, archival studies, information science, or a cognate area (must be completed prior to start date);
  • Documented evidence of ability to establish and maintain a sustained and rigorous research agenda;
  • Demonstrated teaching ability, including ability to teach in our social justice-driven curriculum;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional service.

 

Supplemental Information

Applicants should use the "Create an Account" option to apply for the job rather than the "Apply with Chronicle Vitae" or Apply with Linkedin" options. Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit official university transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework. An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, The University of Alabama is strongly committed to diversity and values candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

How to Apply

Application Process: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019. The final deadline to apply is November 30, 2019. Applications can only be accepted and processed through the University of Alabama online hiring system. APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/ by November 30, 2019 and submit the following required materials:

  • Letter of application that addresses the applicant's current and future research agenda and teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information (names, email addresses, and phone numbers) for at least three references. (Use "Other Document" to upload)

 

Questions may be directed to Dr. Robert Riter, Search Committee Chair (rbriter@ua.edu).

Please click here for full details or to apply

 

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Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

The Department of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications and nominations for an assistant professor position, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: digital curation & community archives, management & leadership, and public libraries. This nine-month, tenure track position becomes effective August 1, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Summer teaching is normally available as an option.

 

More information on the campus and information on how to apply available at: https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings/15365

 

Responsibilities:

  • Teaching in multiple modes, research, and service in one or more of the following areas: digital curation & community archives, management & leadership, and public libraries.
  • In addition to teaching and research, responsibilities include advising students and candidates for completion of the MLIS degree, community engagement, and service to the Department, School, and University.

 

Qualifications:

Doctorate in library and information science, education, or a closely related field, demonstrated potential for research and publication, demonstrated teaching excellence, and appropriate experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

A Master's from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. The department is interested in attracting candidates who add to the diversity of the department in terms of race, gender, culture, perspective, and academic specialty. We are also interested in attracting candidates with professional experience and/or a research and teaching agenda in one or more of the following areas: digital curation & community archives, management & leadership, and public libraries. Compelling candidates with other research and teaching interests will be considered.

 

The department is interested in growing strategically by attracting a faculty member interested in working in a very collegial environment. The Department has an MLIS enrollment of approximately 360 students in the Greensboro campus and online programs. The MLIS is accredited by ALA and the School Library Program is nationally reviewed and recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In addition, the Department launched a Bachelor's of Science in Information Science (B.S.I.S.) in Fall 2019, and will launch a Masters of Instructional Technology in Fall 2020. The successful candidate's primary responsibilities will be in the MLIS program, but there will be opportunities for cross-program collaboration.

 

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Collection Analysis Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

 

UMass Amherst Libraries make up the largest publicly supported research library in New England with more than eight million physical and digital items available to users. As a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and beyond, the Libraries foster a diverse, inclusive, and user-centered environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the skills necessary for independent learning and critical thinking. We value collaborations and partnerships; diversity and inclusion; innovation and creativity; openness and transparency; and sustainability and stewardship.

 

Job Summary

The Collection Analysis Librarian is user focused, data-driven, and engages in processes that support decision making concerning the strategic acquisition, renewal, and retention of Library collections. The librarian also engages in systems integrations, records management and project management activities. Workflows include analyzing varied sources of collections-related data, presenting findings, and aggregating and manipulating large amounts of data from a myriad of sources.

 

Essential Functions

  • Develops a strategy for analysis of collections data housed in various resource management systems. Extracts raw data from resource management systems, imports data into data visualization software, evaluates the integrity of the data; conducts data clean up projects, and supports data-driven collection assessment activities.

  • Coordinates data management activities with other units, within the Library as well as Library partners, Campus partners and Library vendors; leads workshops and programs that promote the discovery, analysis and visualization of data.

  • Participates in migration and integration planning for next generation systems.

  • Supports unit's assessment activities, to include collecting, maintaining, analyzing and reporting on data/statistics generated by discovery systems.

  • Collects, manages and reports usage statistics for collections resources. Develops and implements automated processes for capturing and storing standardized (COUNTER) reports for electronic resources.

  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Constructs and may pursue alternatives towards a solution. Exercises judgment in selecting method, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results consistent with broadly defined policies and practices.

  • In consultation with diverse groups across the Libraries, reviews collections data to determine how well our collections represent diverse cultures, languages and perspectives.

  • Ability to manage projects, set and adjust priorities, work under pressure, be thorough and accurate, follow tasks through to completion, meet deadlines and work independently.

  • Develops strategies to clean and normalize data exported from the Library Service Platform and other systems. Troubleshoots collections data issues.

  • Maintains knowledge of current and emerging systems and tools used to manage bibliographic and other data for resource management, access and assessment.

  • Works closely with the 5 College Consortium libraries and other partners on data visualization efforts.

 

Other Functions

Pursues professional development activities to improve knowledge, skills, and abilities. Coordinate and/or perform special projects and perform other duties as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications)

  • Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of two years' professional experience required, preferably in an academic library.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and understand data in a variety of formats.

  • Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as Python, Java, or Ruby, and use of web services APIs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relational database design and programming, including creating relationships, queries, and reports. Experience with SQL or other query language.

  • Knowledge of library metadata schemas, including MARC, MODS, METS, Dublin Core, etc.

  • Experience with XML and related technologies.

  • Familiarity with library collection management standards and tools, such as reporting modules within integrated library systems, digital repositories, COUNTER, SUSHI.

  • Ability to manage projects, set and adjust priorities, work under pressure, be thorough and accurate, follow tasks through to completion, meet deadlines and work independently.

  • Ability to analyze work processes and plan for applications of technology.

  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment.

  • Understanding of integration and interoperability of library systems, repositories, websites, and research platforms.

  • Advanced problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

  • Innovative thinking including the ability to utilize analytics/visualization tools in new, creative, and effective ways.

 

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in quantitative or data visualization field such as Applied Statistics, Data Science, or Business Analytics or certificate in data visualization.

  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative Collections Analysis applications, such as SPSS, SAS, Stata, Tableau, R or other data visualization or AI applications.

  • Demonstrated skill in writing programs to parse/map data from one structure to another.

 

Salary commensurate with experience.

Librarian II salary floor is $60, 500.00

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references to http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/502588/collections-analysis-librarian  by October 25, 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

 

 

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Open-Rank Faculty Members, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information seeks faculty for tenure-track or tenured positions who complement the strengths of our existing faculty and support our needs for research, teaching, and administration. 

 

Our interests include:

  • Data Science - the handling and analysis of data and metadata, including data curation, machine learning, information retrieval, the technical skills involved in data analysis, computational social science, and the use of data in organizations and its impact on society.

  • Human-Computer Interaction - the study of interaction between humans and computers broadly defined, with a particular focus on interface design/UX, information visualization, healthcare, and social computing.

  • Digital Information - the new landscape of online and streaming information including governance, language, privacy, ethics, and cybersecurity, and how this landscape affects both creators and users.

  • Youth and Libraries - literacies, access, and effective use of information, technology, and media.

 

We especially invite candidates who will take leadership roles in our highly ranked Master of Information (MI), our rapidly growing Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) undergraduate major, and our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. We are a charter member of the iSchool caucus and are in an exciting period of transformation and growth. The ideal candidate's scholarship would focus on one or more area above, bringing together research in areas of social computing, information studies, librarianship, health informatics, data science, computational social science, human-computer interaction, and related fields.

 

About Rutgers:

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. More than 70,000 students and 23,400 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars whose fields of communication, information science, library studies, journalism, and media studies intersect to address contemporary challenges. For more about the school and active faculty searches, see comminfo.rutgers.edu

 

Qualifications:  Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field is expected as of June 2020. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publications and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. We strongly encourage senior-level applicants, who should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service, including if possible a record of external funding.

 

Requirements:  Responsibilities of tenure-track/tenured faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments, an active program of research in the candidate's area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments.      

 

To Submit an Application Applications should address the points above and clearly articulate the candidate's fit to specific departmental and school‐wide research foci. 

Please include a letter of application, a CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three referees (no letters at this time). You may also optionally submit a research statement and teaching philosophy statement. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019. Applications submitted after that date may not be given full consideration. Apply at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/96291. For queries regarding the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair Michael Lesk (lesk@rutgers.edu).

 

Rutgers University is an AA/EEO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement .

 

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Faculty Director of BSc in Information Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Best Consideration Date: 10/4/2019 

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD's iSchool), invites applications for a full-time professional-track faculty director position for the BSc in Information Science program offered at the Universities at Shady Grove campus. The successful candidate will lead a team of higher education professionals and Information Studies faculty to implement the degree program, while also growing and establishing new directions for it. The position is a 12-month leadership appointment with some teaching duties.

  

Duties:

  • Leadership of the BS in Information Science undergraduate program at the Universities at Shady Grove campus

  • Leadership role is focused on:

    • Strategic development of the program and its curriculum, to include expansion of program content and student body

    • Development of partnerships with other departments at the Universities at Shady Grove and with other institutions

    • Representation of program at formal and informal events

    • Development and execution of program policies

  • Service on the iSchool Undergraduate Programs Committee

  • Teaching requirement of two 3-credit courses each fall and spring semester (12 credits per year)

  • Teaching assignments will focus on the Shady Grove program but may occasionally require teaching online or at the College Park campus; assignments to be determined based on consensus arrangements with the Dean or their designee

  • Oversight of Shady Grove program office, currently made up of an Assistant Director, an Advisor, and a Coordinator

  • Collaboration with BS in Information Science program at College Park, as well as graduate programs within the iSchool

 

Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have a passion for academic program development and administration, and teaching. Examples of topics of interest for this position include data science, cybersecurity, and/or digital curation; candidates with interests in other related topics are also encouraged to apply.  A masters or doctoral degree in information studies, computer science, informatics, or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a discipline related to information studies

  • At least three years of post-secondary teaching experience

  • One or more years of supervisory experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in a discipline related to information studies

  • One or more years in higher education administration positions

  • Evidence of successful work with diverse student populations

  • Experience developing collaborative relationships with colleagues in universities, community colleges, high schools, and community organizations

  • Expertise in data science, cybersecurity, and/or digital curation

 

Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C.  This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and a myriad of research entities is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world.  The University's College of Information Studies is one of the largest and fastest growing Information Schools in the world, with a highly dynamic undergraduate program, recognized excellence in three Masters programs (in Information Management, Information Human-Computer Interaction, and Library and Information Science), and a large and diverse doctoral program. Faculty in the College conduct research on a broad range of important questions at the intersection of people, information and technology, including, for example, policy and ethics, information retrieval and information seeking behavior, social network analysis, cybersecurity, design science, and archives and records management.  

 

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

 

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • List of References

 

Interested individuals should apply through the UMD-EJobs system: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/73350. The best consideration date is Friday, October 4, and the position is open until filled.

 

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Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science invites applications for a faculty position in Health Informatics/Data Science at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Spring 2020.

The position is for applicants with expertise in the following areas but not limited to health sciences librarianship, management of health data and information, digital healthcare systems and applications, machine learning, data visualization, data analytics, data fusion, and cybersecurity and privacy.

 

Responsibilities: Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching, program building, scholarly research resulting in high quality publications and presentations, and service to the department, college, university, and profession.

Instructional responsibilities include teaching courses in health librarianship/ informatics and data science and expanding the curriculum of the health informatics nationally ranked program through collaborative initiatives in both health information and data science. The successful candidate is expected to be engaged with doctoral students and serve on dissertation committees. The candidate will be encouraged collaborate and engage in joint research between different academic units.

 

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include: (a) an earned doctorate in information science with a concentration in health informatics, data science, computer science, or a closely related field (ABDs defending their dissertation before the start date of their position will be considered); (b) evidence of research, scholarship, publications, and/or external funding; and (c) evidence of teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications include: (a) evidence of effective teaching via distance or distributed learning methods; (b) work experience in a health information agency; and (c) evidence of collaboration with other colleagues.

 

Salary and Benefits: This is a 9-month position with optional summer teaching. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A choice of retirement and health insurance plans are available.

 

About UNT and the Department of Information Science: UNT is an educational community that prepares students for careers in a rapidly changing world. It has close to 40,000 students and offers 105 bachelors, 88 master's and 37 doctoral programs. It is a Tier One university educating students for tomorrow with faculty committed to teaching, research and service.

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science has a master of science in information science with a program in health sciences librarianship and health informatics (https://informationscience.unt.edu/ms-health-informatics) which is ranked 7th in the nation by US News and World Report and a bachelor of science (https://informationscience.unt.edu/bsds) and master of science in data science (https://informationscience.unt.edu/ms-data-science). The master's of information science is accredited by the American Library Association.  The Department of Information Science is one of the academic units of the College of Information, and a member of the iSchool Caucus.

 

Application: Review of the applicants will start on October 21, 2019 and it will continue until the position is filled.

To apply for the position, go to: facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53675. The application should include a cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, names and contact information of three professional references, and unofficial transcripts.

For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Ana D. Cleveland, Chair of the Search Committee at Ana.Cleveland@unt.edu.

 

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.



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E-Resource Specialist, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks to hire an E-Resource Specialist. This person will work in conjunction with the Electronic Resources Librarian in managing the electronic resources life cycle, focusing on e-journal acquisitions and maintenance, resolving access issues, and collecting and analyzing usage statistics. This position also coordinates print serials and binding activity, and trains students staff to assist with these workflows. Because our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

 

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Electronic Resources Librarian, participates in management of electronic resources, particularly e-journals, throughout their life cycle, including acquisitions (ordering and invoicing), access management, renewals, and cancellations. Maintains accurate order and invoice information in library services platform.

  • Troubleshoots and resolves access issues for electronic resources and performs maintenance activities that contribute to their discovery and access, including our knowledge base, link resolver, and proxy access systems.

  • Coordinates all print serial activities, including ordering, invoicing, receiving, claiming, renewals, and cancellations. Coordinates commercial binding process for serials and non-serials. Trains student employees to assist with print serials check-in and binding activities.

  • Assists in collection and analysis of usage and resource data, and provides reports for collection and budget management as needed.

  • Establishes relationships with vendors, publishers, and library staff as a primary point of contact for print serials and e-journals.

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree is required; master's degree in library science preferred  plus 1-3 years of experience with e-resources and/or serials

Experience working with electronic resources and print serials in an academic library. Understanding of automated library systems and processes.  Commitment to contributing to the Library's work in developing an environment that is inclusive and supportive of diversity. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

This is a union position in the SEIU Local 888 Bargaining Unit.

 

To view the complete position and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

Closing Statement

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. Toward that end, it is essential that Brandeis be free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").  



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Circulation Coordinator, Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT

Job Description

  • Coordinate and carry out circulation of library materials to the Vermont Tech and Community College of Vermont communities.

  • Coordinate operations and workflow at the circulation desk including scheduling coverage for opening hours.

  • Regularly staff the circulation desk, administering course reserves, circulating items, and responding to patron queries in-person, over the phone and online.

  • Organize the hiring, training, supervision and scheduling of part-time student assistants in circulation services and stack maintenance.

  • Coordinate the maintenance and updating of the patron database and circulation policies.

  • Coordinate with staff at CCV academic centers, VTC remote sites and other Vermont State College Libraries to ensure efficient circulation and return of shared VSC materials.

  • Oversee overdue notices and billing for lost items and work with patrons to ensure return of materials.

  • Coordinate stacks maintenance including print periodicals, and shifting of collections to accommodate acquisitions and de-selection.

  • Oversee the Library space and communicate with the appropriate office for resolution of equipment and facilities issues. Communicate issues to staff.

  • Report and track library statistics related to circulation, usage of the services and space.

  • Assist with inter-library loans and other library functions as needed.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree plus two to four years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

  • Excellent overall understanding of college library organization and systems, with a broad base of technical knowledge and skills related to the position.

  • Interest and ability to learn new technology. Relevant training or experience in use of computerized library information systems preferred.

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills and ability to deal effectively with library patrons necessary.

  • Strong reading, writing, math, and analytical/problem solving skills required.

  • Good basic administrative, organizational and supervisory skills needed.

  • Valid Vermont driver's license required.

 

Additional Information

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled or by date specified. However, applications received after the initial screening will be considered at the discretion of the College.

Vermont Tech strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds. Vermont Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of the Vermont State Colleges system. In compliance with ADA requirements, we will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.

NOTE: This job is subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.

VSCSF bargaining unit  Grade: 10, starting salary $29,388       FLSA: Non-Exempt Full-time 37.5hrs/week, Monday-Friday 8-4:30, 12 months

 

Application Instructions

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. All applications must be submitted via this online process. We regret we are unable to accept applications or resumes submitted via mail, email, or fax. Please follow the instructions to complete the job application. In addition to the application you may upload a resume/CV, cover letter, and any other supporting materials. For best results all uploaded documents should be in PDF format.

As you are submitting your application via this online process, please assure you provide an accurate email address. You will then receive an acknowledgment indicating your application materials have been received.

Should you experience difficulty with the application process, please click on the Contact our Help Desk link and a technical representative will respond to your request.

 

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Science and Engineering Reference Librarian, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Statement of the Job

To support the instructional, research, scholarship, creative activity, and public service missions of the University of Maine by providing information literacy instruction and design assistance, reference service, research assistance, and collection development. To participate in fostering learner success, to assist with creating and innovating for Maine and beyond, and to help grow and steward partnerships. Typical hiring range for this position is $42,500-$49,000 commensurate with experiences and qualifications.

 

About the University

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System's flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

 

Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/

 

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

 

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. 

 

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.

 

Qualifications

Master's degree in library science from a school accredited by the American Library Association is required.  Reference experience is required, with reference experience with engineering or forest resource materials preferred. Patent experience is preferred. Experience or training in information literacy instruction. Experience or training in classroom instruction and online instruction. Computer database searching and experience with the creation of web pages. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

 

Other Information:

 

Work environment:

Work environment is similar to most academic library settings in that it is responsive to the information requirements of the faculty, staff, and students and, as such, is strongly a public service position that is expected to be available to interact with all constituents.  The position will be affected by rapid changes in information technology and by changes in pedagogy. This employee will be expected to help monitor these changes and assist in adjusting services accordingly.

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week including weekend and evening hours, however work beyond this may be necessary to complete the requirements of the position.

 

Application Instructions:

Materials must be submitted via the following link. You will need to create a profile and application. 

Please upload the following:

1.) A cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position 

2.) A resume/curriculum vitae

3.) Contact information for three professional references.  

 

You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

 

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin: 10/22/2019

Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: 10/30/2019

On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: 11/18/2019

Tentative start date: 01/06/2020

 

Appropriate background checks are required.

 

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

 

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Reproducibility Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida seek a Reproducibility Librarian to develop an institutional strategy for education and support of transdisciplinary research reproducibility and open science. This position will be located in the Health Science Center Library (HSCL) in Gainesville.

 

Position Summary

The Reproducibility Librarian is a year-round tenure-track library faculty position. The person who fills this position leads in designing and implementing a multifaceted program to enhance campus-wide efforts to promote and improve research reproducibility from design to dissemination.  The Reproducibility Librarian participates as an active member of library- and campus-wide teams to develop programming for and support information retrieval/storage, data science, and research.

 

The incumbent will provide interdisciplinary information consultation services in a variety of modes, design workshops to promote research reproducibility, perform course-integrated instruction, and participate in the Health Science Center Library's teaching program. The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, such as new service development and evaluation, and development of web-based resources. The librarian works collaboratively in group efforts and maintains professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.

 

The Smathers Libraries encourage faculty and staff participation in reaching management decisions. Consequently, the Reproducibility Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students, staff and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives.

 

The Smathers Libraries recently committed to a new strategic direction of engaging with diverse populations within the University and local community while ensuring that the Libraries are a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment for all users. The Reproducibility Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

Application Instructions

The search will remain open until October 24, 2019, review of applications will begin on October 3, 2019. 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 Youth Scholar, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

The School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) seeks an innovative scholar in the area of digital youth for an open rank, tenured/tenure track faculty position. SLIS is expanding its strengths in digital youth scholarship through innovative teaching, research, and service.

 

Digital youth scholarship is an interdisciplinary area that investigates how contemporary children and young adults--who were born into and have grown up in this technology-rich society--learn, think, play, socialize, and engage in communities and the civic society.

 

Digital youth scholars possess knowledge and skills related to: child and youth developmental characteristics; digital media and technologies; learning and community engagement through libraries, archives, and museums; and understanding the critical role of data and information in youth lives and society in the digital age. This knowledge and these skills make them uniquely qualified to critically examine the complex nature of digital youth and their engagement with technology in all aspects of their lives.

 

Responsibilities:    

The successful applicant for this position will join the OU SLIS faculty in the education of undergraduate, master's and doctoral students in various capacities including teaching courses, supervising independent courses, advising, and serving on students' committees. The teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester. A successful candidate for this position will be able to teach required master's courses and develop new courses on digital literacy and ethics for youth. The new hire will also advise master's and Ph.D. students in the areas of digital youth, youth services, and public and school librarianship.

 

The faculty member will conduct scholarly research resulting in publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, edited books, books, and conference papers. Seeking opportunities for internal and external funding is also expected. Additionally, the candidate will be committed to engagement in service to the profession and in the shared governance within the university.

 

The position is based on the Norman campus and will begin August 16, 2020. The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further benefits information please access the Human Resources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

 

Qualifications:

Research

Successful candidates will (depending on rank):

  • Have a record of research and scholarship with current publications and a passion for developing innovative and cross-cutting research, publishing, participating in scholarly conferences, and pursuing external grant funding

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external faculty on cross-disciplinary digital youth related projects

  • Show impact through external and internal grant funding, scholarly recognition through expected channels such as citations by other researchers as measured by bibliometrics/altmetrics, invited lectures and presentations, and through awards (best conference paper, association awards, etc.)

 

Teaching and Service

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Teach required and elective children's and youth services courses for the SLIS undergraduate and graduate programs

  • Develop new digital youth courses to expand and strengthen the graduate programs

  • Help guide the continual improvement of current degree programs

  • Advise master's and Ph.D. students

  • Serve on department, college, and university committees

  • Be actively involved in local, national, and international scholarly/professional library and information science organizations

  • Have interest and experience in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats including on-campus, interactive video, online, and blended.

 

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills:

Required Qualifications

  • A completed doctorate in library and information science or related discipline.

  • An active and productive research program focused on digital youth related issues, commensurate to rank of candidate.

  • Knowledge of digital youth issues and research areas

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills essential to conducting research and teaching related to digital youth, including for example, child and youth developmental, digital media and technologies, digital literacy, and understanding the critical role of data and information in youth lives.

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching that engages students in digital youth and youth services in libraries and related topics, in both online and face to face environments, and using course management platforms.

  • Experience with collaborative, cross-disciplinary research and a record of extramural funding.

  • Leadership in research, instruction, and/or service.

 

Salary:

The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information please access the Human Resources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

 

Application Instructions:

Applications should be submitted to https://apply.interfolio.com/67719 and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae; list of names and contact information for three professional references; statement of research including how the candidate would contribute to the digital youth research agenda of SLIS; and teaching statement including the candidate's experience teaching digital youth courses and their ideas for developing digital youth courses in the SLIS program. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. June Abbas at jmabbas@ou.edu.

 

About the University of Oklahoma:

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-RU/VH public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. We embrace and encourage creativity and innovation in Oklahoma and beyond. We serve educational, cultural, economic and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and Tulsa Schusterman Center.  We have outstanding faculty with scholarly endeavors to improve the quality of life and health for Oklahomans, create startup companies and high-technology jobs, provide unique educational and clinical training experiences for students, and help us better understand and enjoy the world in which we live.

 

OU enrolls over 30,000 students and have more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. OU has enrolled more National Merit Scholars last year than any other institution, public or private. OU also has a Research Campus that was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.

 

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars and now boasts a 92% student retention rate. The University is home to the History of Science Collection, the Western History Collection, and renowned natural history and art museums. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. I research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.

 

About Norman, OK

The University of Oklahoma's beautiful, bustling campus is nestled in the heart of Norman, the state's third largest city, located just south of Oklahoma City. Norman combines the charm of a college town, the sophistication of a cosmopolitan city and the history and culture of the American West. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the "Best Places to Live" rankings. With a cost of living close to 15 percent less than the national average, Norman is a very affordable city. In fall 2014, Time ranked Norman the "least expensive city to raise children." For more information visit: http://soonerway.ou.edu and http://www.ou.edu/flipbook

 

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

 

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Discovery Librarian, Lander University, Greenwood, SC

Institution: Lander University 

Location: Greenwood, SC 

Type: Faculty (promotional-track, non-tenure)  

Category: Librarian (Rank -- Assistant Librarian) 

 

Job Purpose: Coordinates research and discovery services in a small, student-centered, team environment.  

 

Job Duties:

  • Coordinates library reference/research services using existing and emerging technologies. 
  • Works to ensure that the library's subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by users.
  • Teaches information literacy skills through a credit bearing 1 hour course, workshops, reference appointments, online tutorials, and web guides. 
  • Serves as a liaison to academic and campus departments according to library needs.
  • Participates in collection development projects.
  • Provides academic advisement to students by planning schedules, recommending courses, and referring them to other faculty and University offices based on their academic needs. 
  • Serves the larger university community through faculty and university committees.  

 

Qualifications: 

  • MLS degree from an American Libraries Association accredited institution of higher education. 
  • Ability to provide research and instruction services to undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated experience or ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff. 
  • Ability to translate the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into practice. 

 

Application Instructions:

Applications must be submitted to Lisa Wiecki, Director of Library Services: lwiecki@lander.edu.

Applications should include a cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references and college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial application). Receipt of individual applications not acknowledged.  

 

Lander University is a tobacco-free campus.  All final candidates are subject to successfully completing background requirements.  Lander University is committed to equal opportunity employment and being an employer of choice.

Lander believes that corresponding differences within the faculty and staff, whether based on ethnicity, race, gender, religion, age, or other experiences, are tremendous assets to the role of Lander as an educational institution and within the community, region, and state.

Moreover, Lander is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. As a result, it is the policy and commitment of Lander that it will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or other protected characteristics.   AA / EOE / ADA / Title IX   

 

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Lecturers/Professors of Informatics, University at Albany, Albany, NY

CEHC is seeking multiple open rank tenure-track and/or full time lecturer/professor of practice faculty positions in the growing field of Informatics. Candidates' focus within Informatics is open, but may include: IUX, HCI, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Software Engineering, Social Informatics, Information Governance, Statistics, and Web Science. Candidates should be able to take an integrative approach in working with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds within and outside the college. Candidates should be committed to pursuing challenging, real-world applications of technology in various contexts, such as business, health, energy, cybersecurity, and government. CEHC has a goal of creating a dedicated team of educators and researchers capable of enabling our students to successfully explore and interpret the rich array of disciplines and perspectives contained within Informatics. The rank is open.

 

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Informatics, Information Science, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization (by the start of the appointment)
  • Applicants for a Lecturer/Professor of practice position should hold an advanced degree from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization, but may merit consideration with a Bachelor's degree (same accreditation standards) only.
  • Applicants at the Associate and full professor level should have a well-established program of research and external funding: junior tenure track applicants should have a range of publications in submission, revision, and/or print that suggest a trajectory toward a tenurable research record
  • The College is open to researchers employing a wide range of methods. We are particularly interested in researchers that creatively utilize mixed qualitative/quantitative approaches and can contribute to CEHC Informatics and Information Science BS, MS, and Ph.D. programs at all levels
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty, and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds
  • Ability to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and to contribute to the core curriculum in the major and minor
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population

 

Preferred Qualifications:

While not necessary for candidates, the following skills and experience will be viewed positively by the Search Committee.

  • Familiarity with the principles and operations of Informatics methods, tools, and processes such as those used for data-mining, social network analysis, data visualization, programming, HCI, information architecture, web analytics, information security and assurance, vulnerability analysis, cyber threats and intelligence, machine learning, statistics, modeling and simulation, and other emerging technologies
  • The ability to teach and develop classes in the subfields of informatics listed above and other related social science classes
  • Prior experience in more than one of the subfields of Informatics listed above
  • Interest/prior research in the intersection of informatics and emergency response
  • A demonstrated experience in obtaining external funding
  • Experience in developing or managing an academic program or collaboration effort

 

About University at Albany

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

 

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks. The University at Albany is a nationally recognized leader in security and preparedness training, research and education. It has longstanding partnerships with key security agencies across the State and the nation. The University has received tens of millions of dollars in federal, state and private sector support to its schools, colleges and research centers based on this expertise. Partnerships with government agencies, private industry and not-for-profit organizations provide an opportunity to contribute to highly applied research and access to a wealth of resources held by these organizations and agencies. UAlbany educates almost 18,000 students, of which 45% of graduate students and 57% of undergraduate students are from historically underrepresented minorities. Thirty percent of our students are first generation.

 

About the College of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (CEHC)

The mission of CEHC at the University at Albany is to make a difference  by providing high quality academic programs, blending an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial spirit, fostering enthusiasm for learning and teaching, promoting operational application of knowledge, and leading cutting-edge research initiatives that bring together people, technology, and knowledge to address the challenges of the 21st century.

 

As the first college of its kind in the nation, CEHC has seen its academic programs grow rapidly. It is projected to grow further over the next five years as it expands undergraduate and graduate academic programs in emergency preparedness, homeland security, cybersecurity, informatics, and information science. The University at Albany and the State of New York are committed to providing significant support to the establishment and planned growth of the unit. CEHC values diversity and inclusion of our students, of our faculty and field, and believes this is essential to achieving excellence.

 

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Professor - Open Rank

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

 

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

 

THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=115522

 

Application Instructions

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Applicants must indicate the rank position(s) they would like to be considered for in their cover letters: Full-time Lecturer/Professor of practice, Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Associate Professor (tenured) and Full professor (tenured)
  • If applying for tenure-track position: Writing sample or publication
  • Brief (2 pages or less) research statement describing research interests and how the candidate's research agenda fits in with the interdisciplinary nature of CEHC, and one or more of the substantive foci described above OR for lecturer candidates, a statement of teaching philosophy, including a statement of experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as syllabi and student evaluations)
  • Graduate transcript (for ABD and Assistant Professor applicants)
  • List of three references (provide names and contact information)

 

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Assistant Professors (2), Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Texas Woman's University School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. With significant enrollment growth in recent years, the school has received support from the university for additional faculty lines to enhance and enrich the quality of our graduate programs and student learning experiences. The positions are expected to begin as early as Spring 2020.

 

SLIS offers six degree and certificate programs in Library and Information Science (LIS), including the School Librarian Certification with the state of Texas.  We offer (a) MLS and MA degree programs in Library Science; (b) a dual MLS/MS degree program in collaboration with Department Health Studies; (c) a certificate program in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship, and (d) a certificate program in School Librarianship in full compliance with Texas Education Agency standards for school librarians.

 

We are searching for new faculty members who, while likely specializing in some aspects of LIS, are committed to the concept of LIS discipline as a whole and are willing, able, and qualified to teach in more than one area of specialty in LIS.  The school is interested in growing strategically by adding faculty members who are true collaborators. These new faculty members will support our student learning and will embrace technology and an evidence-based, data-driven approach to instruction, program evaluation, and decision making.

 

Qualified applicants will have the following:

  • A Ph.D. in LIS, or a closely related field (ABD will be considered).
  • For the position in school librarianship area: A current school librarian certification, and at least three years of professional experience in a school library setting.
  • An emerging line of research that relates to the applicant's teaching and service.
  • Evidence of collaborative teaching and service experiences.
  • Appreciation for a spirited, dynamic department where faculty voices matter and where working together to meet all of the responsibilities inherent in student success is both critical and expected.
  • A commitment to excellence in graduate education and support for student research.
  • Willingness to mentor, support, and serve as professional role models for our students.
  • Potential for excellence in university teaching.

 

Position responsibilities include: 

  • Teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses.
  • Advising and mentoring graduate students.
  • Engagement in research and scholarship in line with the applicant's research agenda
  • Engagement in the school's curriculum development.
  • Relevant and consistent service to the school, college, university, and community.
  • Commitment to serving a diverse body of students.
  • Maintaining weekly office hours at work on Denton campus.

 

How to Apply 

Please send an email to facultyjobs@twu.edu and include the job title and job codes (IRC 24057 and IRC 29279) in the subject line. Attach (a) a cover letter of application addressing the qualifications and desired attributes; (b) the current curriculum vitae; (c) the unofficial copy of degree transcripts; and (d) the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until the positions are filled.

 

If you have additional questions, please email Dr. Ling Jeng, SLIS Director, at LJeng@twu.edu.

 

University Information 

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral-level, research-intensive public university emphasizing the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. Men have been admitted to the University's graduate programs since 1972 and undergraduate programs since 1994 and currently comprise approximately 10% of the university's nearly 16,000 students.

 

TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The DFW metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

 

TWU prides itself on providing students with a well-rounded educational experience focused on service, integrity, and health and well-being. Hallmarks of a TWU education include respect for diversity in all dimensions (TWU is currently ranked 6th in the nation for diversity) and a safe campus environment (TWU is among the safest campuses in the nation). TWU faculty and staff are passionate defenders of a "learn by doing" experiential learning environment where they provide students with opportunities to engage in campus, workplace, and community activities that can help shape their sense of purpose, their appreciation for the importance of building quality personal and professional relationships, and their ability to address life's challenges. This holistic, mentoring approach to developing students and future librarians as engaged, productive citizens in the complex world of the 21st Century encompasses understanding of the balance of health, spiritual and mental well-being.

 

TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

 

TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.

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Sciences Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries seeks innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicants for the position of Sciences Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Library Liaison Program, this position will support undergraduate, graduate and faculty research in the College of Sciences throughout their practice and creative process, supporting the full research lifecycle. Liaison librarians serve as the primary contact between UNLV Libraries and their departments. The College of Sciences includes the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geoscience, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, and the Water Resources Management Program.

 

The successful candidate will develop curriculum-integrated instructional sessions, provide research support and consultations, collaborate with teaching faculty on assignment and course content, and maintain an effective collection in these disciplines in order to meet the teaching and research needs of faculty and students.

 

The incumbent is expected to contribute significantly to the planning, development, provision, and assessment of a cohesive program of library services, collections, and strategic information literacy initiatives for all departments within the College of Sciences in support of the whole educational and research processes. This will include supporting scholarly communication, open access, data services and research data management initiatives within the library and on campus and assisting the University in STEM literacy outreach to the region. 

 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students

 

As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

 

Qualifications

This position requires an earned Master's Degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program by the date of appointment.

Required

  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • Demonstrated subject knowledge and familiarity with the research methodologies of chemistry, biochemistry, geoscience, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and/or astronomy.
  • Strong interest in science librarianship.
  • Experience performing reference, instruction and/or collection development in the sciences.
  • Experience or course work in developing online learning support tools such as tutorials and online guides.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred

  • Relevant undergraduate and/or graduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, geoscience, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and/or astronomy or significant discipline specific experience in an academic library.
  • Knowledge and experience using statistical, reporting, or data graphing software such as Mathematica, MATLAB, SPSS, NVivo, SAS, etc.
  • Academic library experience with research assistance and information literacy instruction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management plans and federal grant requirements, open access concepts and application, and scholarly communication principles.
  • Interest in data services.

 

Salary Range

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (equivalent to Assistant Professor). Salary range is $65,000 - $68,000. In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities. Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Positions are contingent upon funding.

 

UNLV and the Libraries provide a rich array of benefits including a generous 401 (a) retirement plan with a 15.25% university match of the employee's 15.25% contribution; HSA / FSA options; 24 days of annual leave and 11 days of holiday leave; 30 days of initial sick leave which accrues at 2 days/month after the first year of employment; grant-in-aid benefits for university courses; and more as detailed at https://www.unlv.edu/hr/benefits

 

The Libraries provide generous support for individual professional development, and residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax.  Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation's richest natural treasures.  In addition to the world renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts. 

 

To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome

 

Application Instructions 

To view the full position and begin the application process, please visit the following link. 

 

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

 

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on September 30, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed to the Sciences Librarian, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

 

 

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Assistant Professors (2), Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

Emporia State University's School of Library and Information Management (SLIM, https://www.emporia.edu/slim/) seeks two new tenure-track faculty members at the assistant professor rank who complements the strengths of our existing faculty and shares our mission to educate successful library and information science professionals with imagination, creativity and innovation.

We especially invite candidates who...

  • Share our vision of embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good.

  • Demonstrate the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of collaboration and collegiality.

  • Teach and conduct research in one of the following areas (although all research and teaching specializations will be considered): management/leadership, archives, and youth services/school librarianship.

 

Responsibilities

All SLIM faculty are expected to teach at least two courses in the core curriculum: LI801 Foundations of Library and Information Science, LI802 Information Seeking Behavior and Reference Services, LI804 Organization of Information, LI805 Management and Information Organizations, LI810 Research in Library and Information Science, and LI855 Collection Development and Management; and technology requirement courses: LI 815: Information Technology, LI 843: Web Design and Development, LI 844: Database Design.

Teaching assignments are part of faculty members' 9-month contract and usually include teaching nine credit hours in the fall semester and nine credit hours in the spring semester. Faculty do not usually travel out of state more than twice a semester. Opportunities exist for teaching online elective courses in summer.

All SLIM faculty are expected to have or develop a clearly articulated a research agenda.

All SLIM faculty are expected to participate in service to the school, the university, and the profession.

 

Qualifications

  • A doctorate in library/information studies or a related discipline is required. (ABD with an anticipated summer 2020 or earlier graduation date is also acceptable.)

  • Recent teaching and/or research expertise in at least one of the SLIM core curriculum areas is preferred.

  • Experience teaching with a course management program, such as Canvas, is preferred.

  • Experience working in libraries or in archives is preferred.

 

 To Apply

Submit electronic copies (in .pdf or MS Word formats) of a letter of application; current curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; research agenda; unofficial transcripts; and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Brendan Fay, chair of the search committee, via email to bfay1@emporia.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. A pre-employment background check is required.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

 

About ESU & SLIM

Emporia State University is a regional institution with an emphasis on teaching whose mission is "preparing students for lifelong learning, rewarding careers, and adaptive leadership." It houses the National Teachers Hall of Fame and the National Memorial to Fallen Educators.

The School of Library and Information Management is accredited by the American Library Association and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (School Library Licensure.) It is the oldest library school in the western half of the U.S. and offers students a unique blended course delivery model. The SLIM student chapter of the American Library Association, SCALA, earned recognition in 2017 as ALA Student Chapter of the year.

SLIM culture is based on a collegial, cooperative approach to developing and delivering the curriculum, conducting and disseminating research, and serving the school, university, and profession. Our vision is embracing an interdisciplinary culture of collaboration and diversity for the common good.

SLIM offers masters and doctoral degrees in library and information management. Classes are delivered in spring, summer, and fall semesters in blended and online formats to cohorts of students located in Denver, CO; Emporia, KS; Overland Park, KS; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; Las Vegas, NV; Boise, ID; and Sioux Falls, SD. Faculty are based in Emporia, KS and travel to teaching sites in these locations for intensive, face-to-face weekend classes. Faculty have opportunities to work with both masters and doctoral students, and to shape the evolution of our degree programs.

Regional Directors in all cohort locations provide professional student advising and assist faculty with technology and other forms of classroom support. All admissions, advising, curriculum, and classroom policies are governed by the faculty.

 

About Emporia

Emporia, population 25,000, is located in the beautiful Flint Hills area of Kansas. Emporia combines the attributes of small-town living with easy access to several major metropolitan areas and airports: Topeka (60 miles), Lawrence (80 miles), Wichita (90 miles), and Kansas City (115 miles.). Affordable real estate, low cost of living, a high-quality K-12 school district, low crime rate, numerous lakes and recreational facilities, and cultural events associated with ESU and the surrounding communities contribute to an attractive lifestyle.

 

 

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Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The Department of Information Science at the College of Information of the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenured position in the school library certification program at the rank of assistant professor.  

 

Responsibilities:  The candidate will teach, conduct research, and provide service in an academic tenured position with emphasis on school librarianship. The candidate must demonstrate a record of research accomplishments with emphasis on K-12 education. The candidate must have the ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities. The candidate is expected to teach library and information sciences (LIS) in the school library certification program of coursework and develop close relationships with practitioners and educators in the field. The candidate should be willing to work closely with doctoral students and to serve on dissertation committees.

 

Qualifications:

The minimum requirement for appointment is an earned doctorate in information science, education or other related fields at the time of appointment.

The program seeks candidates with expertise in K-12 school library related areas. Candidates will demonstrate evidence of effective teaching, research, and scholarship with experience/expertise in the broad area of information science and the specific area of school librarianship. Preference will be given to candidates who have been active as a certified school librarian and have a demonstrated record of funded scholarly research and publication.

 

Salary and Benefits:

Faculty appointments are for nine months with opportunities for summer teaching. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A choice of retirement plans and employer-funded health insurance is available.

 

About UNT:

Known for its comprehensiveness, UNT is a diverse institution that is furthering its impact in science, engineering and nanotechnology while building on its foundation in the arts, education and business. As a Tier One Research University at the forefront of change, UNT provides a broad-based, student-focused education powered by award-winning faculty who unleash students' potential and advisors and mentors who help guide and keep them on track in earning their degrees.

With about 40,000 students, UNT is the nation's 33rd largest university. As the largest, most comprehensive university in Dallas-Fort Worth, UNT drives the North Texas region. UNT offers 105 bachelor's, 88 master's and 37 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. A student-focused public research university, UNT is the flagship of the UNT System.

The Department of Information Science prepares information professionals of the highest quality to serve dynamic roles in the state, the nation, and the world. The master's program has been accredited continuously by the American Library Association since 1965. The department also offers a bachelor's degree, graduate-level certification in school librarianship, post-master's certificate of advanced study, and interdisciplinary doctoral degree in information science. The school library certification program is ranked in the top 10 of the nation. Detailed information about the department can be found at https://informationscience.unt.edu/  

 

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online at http://facultyjobs.unt.edu and attach the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter of application

  2. Complete curriculum vita

  3. List of three professional references with full contact information

  4. Unofficial transcripts

For questions or additional information, please contact Barbara Schultz-Jones, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at Barbara.Schultz-Jones@unt.edu.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed. Background check, letters of recommendation, and official transcripts are required prior to employment. 

 

The University of North Texas is an EOE/ADA/AA institution committed to diversity in its employment and educational programs, thereby creating a welcoming environment for everyone.

 

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Engineering Librarian (Part-Time), Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Northeastern University Library seeks candidates to fill a part time, two-month term position providing support for Northeastern's College of Engineering (COE), with the possibility of renewal upon review.

Reporting to the Interim Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship, responsibilities include:

  • Outreach to faculty to provide information on library collaboration opportunities and collections
  • Working directly with students and faculty in COE via appointment-based consultations
  • Collection development for Engineering disciplines, physics, and nanotechnology
  • Maintaining/updating research subject guides for Engineering disciplines (LibGuides).

 

The successful candidate leads discipline-specific and/or open workshops to support teaching and learning as appropriate and participates in providing general research help in the library. This is an excellent opportunity to gain liaison experience at an exciting R1 institution. 

 

Term: Two months

Hours: 30 hours/week

 

Qualifications

Required: BA or BS degree; experience working in an academic library providing research assistance and/or teaching; basic knowledge of engineering disciplines and related information resources; commitment to high quality, user-centered service working with a culturally and ethnically diverse community.

Preferred: MA in library science or degree in-progress; knowledge of and experience with Springshare platforms including LibGuides and LibInsight; teaching experience and/or collection development experience specific to Engineering disciplines.

 

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: $30/hour

 

How to Apply

Please submit resume and 2-4 references to Lindley Homol, Interim Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship and Manger of Global Campus Engagement and Online Learning: l.homol@northeastern.edu

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

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Assistant Professor, San José State University, San José, CA

Department: School of Information

Specialization: Information Retrieval, HCI, Digital Archives

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Job Opening ID (JOID): 25083



Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate by start of appointment.
  • A record of scholarly and professional achievement.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • 100% online teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience. 



Responsibilities: 

The successful applicant will: 

  • Have teaching responsibilities in at least one of the following areas:
    • Information Retrieval (taxonomies, classification, semantic web languages, information architecture)
    • Emerging technologies, HCI, the user experience, design thinking
    • Digital Archives, digital curation, digital forensics
  • Be actively engaged in scholarly activities evidenced by: conducting research, presenting professional papers, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and developing grants.
  • Participate in state, national, and international professional organizations, as well as service to the department, college, and University.
  • Address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation - through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.



The iSchool is a member of the largest international consortium of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field; and educates the largest number of graduate students at San José State University.

More information about the School of Information at San Jose State University can be found here. Questions should be sent to Dr. Linda Main, Associate Director, at Linda.Main@sjsu.edu.



The School of Information delivers all degrees and certificates 100% online. It offers:

  • 3 masters degrees: Library and Information Science (MLIS) [accredited by the American Library Association], Archives and Records Administration (MARA), and an MS in Informatics 
  • 2 certificate programs: Advanced Certificate in Digital Assets and Services and Post Masters Certificate in Library and Information Science.
  • 1 credential program: Teacher Librarian Credential program [Accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing]. 



Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Starting Date: August 13th, 2020

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 



Application Procedure:

For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by December 1, 2019 to https://apply.interfolio.com/66299.



Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence. 



About San José State University:

San José State University enrolls over 33,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley's public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.



San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

 

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Digital Literacy Librarian, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

The University of Saint Joseph invites applications for a full-time Digital Literacy Librarian. This position will develop and deliver sophisticated information services and resources to the students, faculty and staff of the University.  A self-motivated, enthusiastic and user-oriented librarian is being sought to serve the School of Pharmacy & Physician Assistant Studies and science/health care programs in the other two schools. Time will be split between the School of Pharmacy library in Hartford and the main library on the West Hartford campus. Some weekend and evening coverage is required.

 

Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to):

  • Planning and setting goals for the Pope Pius XII Library, Pharmacy Library, and assigned academic programs related to life sciences and health sciences;

  • Developing the print and electronic collections for assigned academic programs;     

  • Serving as the library liaison to academic programs and managing associated responsibilities for:

    • Providing proactive customer-oriented service, including library instruction and general reference services;

    • Coordinating day-to-day operations for delivering an array of services (including instruction, liaison, reference, circulation, reserves, outreach, and interlibrary loan);

    • Creating digital, instructional content for the web and other media channels; 

    • Developing print collections, electronic collections, and a variety of discovery tools;

    • Monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of services, resources, and tools. Providing direct and indirect assistance when necessary;

    • Assembling reports (and authoring proposals) and meeting with deans, program chairpersons, and faculty so as to offer recommendations as related to services, resources, and tools;

  • Planning, budgeting, and prioritizing multiple tasks in collaboration/consultation with the Director; 

  • Writing and implementing policies and procedures under the supervision and approval of the Director of the Library; and

  • Providing undergraduate and graduate level instruction in an environment of sophisticated technology.   

 

Requirements

  • Earned Master of Library Science (MLS) or a Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) degree from an ALA accredited institution required;

  • A solid working knowledge of academic libraries;

  • Experience, either academically or professionally with academic programs offered by USJ preferred

  • Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population;

  • Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph; and

  • Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Additional Information

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.

NON-DISCRIMINATION & TITLE IX INFORMATION

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES INFORMATION

 

Application Instructions

Persons interested in the above position should apply online through this link.

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter with salary requirements

  • At least 3 references (included on employment application)

You may add up to four additional files/documents after uploading your resume/CV; you will be directed to the upload page after you complete your contact information.  

 

Returning Applicants: Login to review your completed application, add documents, or apply for an additional position.

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

 

About the University of Saint Joseph

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.

We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.

 

The University of Saint Joseph is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

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Access Services/Circulation Coordinator, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Responsibilities

Coordinate the circulation and availability of library materials, provide information to library patrons, maintain the library stacks, and supervise student workers.

 

  • Plan, supervise and coordinate circulation desk operations, including the checking in and out of library materials in all formats, maintaining circulation records and generating reports and notices.

  • In coordination with faculty, maintain the library's reserves collection.

  • Provide patrons with a wide variety of informational assistance concerning library services and policies, and information about the University, as necessary. Assist patrons in the basic use of computers, printers, scanners, word processing tools, the wireless network, etc. In the absence of the reference librarian, provide reference assistance, as needed.

  • Interview, hire, train, supervise, and schedule student workers. Create and plan Circulation Desk student worker schedule and work flow for Regina Library.

  • Maintain library stack areas: shelve, inventory, shelf read, plan for space needs and shift targeted areas of the circulating collections as necessary.

  • Manage the library's media equipment and test collections. 

  • Participate in library's information literacy program as needed; provide library instruction and orientation for user groups. When necessary, prepare LibGuides and other appropriate teaching materials.

  • Assist with library projects, programming, and other tasks as needed.  

 

Qualifications

  • Required Education and Experience: 

    • Bachelor's degree plus two to three years of relevant experience. 

    • Overall understanding of library operations, particularly library circulation systems. 

    • Good supervisory and organizational skills. 

    • Ability to coordinate and plan workflow, multi-task, and work with a variety of detailed data. 

    • General office and organizational skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office products. 

    • Ability to interact courteously and efficiently with library patrons; ability to exercise sound discretion when enforcing library policies. 

    • Excellent customer service orientation.

  • Preferred Education and Experience: 

    • MLS degree or MLS degree candidate. 

    • Academic library experience.

    • Experience with library's integrated library system. 

    • Overall understanding of basic reference assistance and the Library of Congress classification system.

 

Application Instructions

Submit cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to:  Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: ACCESS SERVICES COORDINATOR or email to jobs@rivier.edu. Interested individuals are invited to apply and while we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by September 25, 2019.

 

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Access Services and Operations Manager, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

In alignment with Berklee's Vision & Strategy 2025, the Berklee Library's mission is to support our students in achieving their artistic potential and equip them with the information and digital literacy skills needed to forge successful careers in today's knowledge-driven, global society.  As we move forward with this mission, the Library has embarked on a broad-reaching program to re-assess and re-redesign our public-facing services and programs. To help implement this renewal, we are seeking an innovative, engaged, service-oriented individual to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary team.

Under the broad supervision of the Associate Dean, Learning Resources and the Director of Collections Strategy and the Albert Alphin Library, the Access Services and Operations Manager will be responsible for the effective daily operation of Stan Getz and Albert Alphin Libraries  facilities and services, including circulation, reserves, security, and facilities maintenance.

The Manager is also responsible for ensuring a friendly and welcoming environment that is conducive to learning, discovery and collaboration. Stays abreast of current best practices and innovative trends with regard to academic learning space and service development to ensure that we successfully meet the needs of Berklee's creative, highly diverse population of users​. Risk-taking and experimental approaches will be rewarded. Along with a willingness to exploit emerging trends within the library profession, the person in this position will also look to best practices in customer outreach and program development in other fields and sectors for inspiration.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and coordinates the daily operations of the Stan Getz and Albert Alphin Libraries  facilities and services.

  • Ensures a friendly, welcoming environment and atmosphere that pulls from and exemplifies current trends and innovative practices related to learning, discovery and collaboration.

  • Working with other members of the Learning Resources team, plays a key role in the development of a comprehensive and innovative service strategy and drives the ongoing efforts to merge the user services provided by the Stan Getz and Albert Alphin libraries

  • Recruits, leads and motivates 4 staff members in the Operations and Access Services to deliver an excellent standard of service and implement innovative approaches to new service development. 

  • Participates in assessment and long-range planning for services and physical space working in collaboration with LRS senior leadership and others to develop strategic plans supporting library access services.

  • In partnership with the Instruction & Engagement team, provides basic reference and information services to patrons.

  • Serves as Learning Resources point person to various departments responsible for campus-wide business and administrative services (procurement, real estate, physical plant, public safety etc).

  • Works a flexible schedule, with possible evening/weekend hours in order to ensure appropriate coverage of the library facilities.

  • Works closely with staff on course reserves processing and upkeep.

  • Represents Learning Resources department on college-wide initiatives and services that impact the Libraries facilities and services.

  • In collaboration with the Learning Resources technology support team, evaluates new technology and products and makes appropriate recommendations for purchase and implementation.

  • Enforces policies and ​works with the Community Standards Office on special disciplinary cases.

  • Acts as final arbitrator for individual patron complaints or concerns regarding access services.

  • Advises LRS leadership on needs, trends and best practices and participates in long-range planning.

Possible Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts instructional and informational presentations about the Libraries facilities and services to faculty, staff, students, and parents.

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in music or related performance art field.

  • Masters degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or significant professional experience in an academic library of at least 5 years.

  • Extensive experience in customer service and user support, ideally in an academic setting. Relevant experience in other sectors (e.g. retail, museums, other arts venues) highly valued.

  • Versatile problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Ability to apply a broad range of expertise to address specific user needs. Skilled in quickly ascertaining and resolving immediate technical problems; ability to exercise discerning judgment.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and consultation skills in order to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and external groups - often under demanding conditions.

  • Strong understanding of academic library standards, policies and procedures. In-depth knowledge of current academic, and administrative software packages.

  • Strong organizational, supervisory, and managerial skills. Ability to coordinate a comprehensive support effort involving both people and technology.

  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population, with particular attention to academic skills and special needs.

  • Ability to learn new technologies and incorporate them into existing operations.

  • Strong training and presentation skills. Ability to explain and demonstrate new concepts to broad audiences.

  • Some experience with cataloging and cleaning up metadata strongly preferred.

 

Application Instructions

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.
  • A resume or CV.

Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

 

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

Incomplete applications will not be considered.The position will remain open for applications until filled.

 

Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

 

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Multiple Positions, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

The School of Information Sciences in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is seeking two Assistant Professors for tenure-track, academic year positions to start fall 2020 in the areas of information and data sciences to join us in our quest to enrich, elevate and transform communities and the information professions through excellence in research, education and service.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and teach and advise students in our new bachelor's degree program in information sciences, our master's degree program in information sciences, and the college-wide doctoral program. School, college, university, and professional service are also expected.  We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. 

 

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate by time of appointment in information sciences, computer science, or related area. Evidence of ability to develop a record of research productivity and succeed in teaching courses in a variety of formats. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds.  

Desired Qualifications: Candidates with research and teaching interests in areas that extend the school's areas of expertise will be considered, with applicants who have interest in one or more of the following broad areas, with application in a variety of domains, especially welcome: data analytics, data visualization, artificial intelligence, information retrieval, recommender systems, bias and fairness in computational systems, computational social science, or human-computer interaction. 

 

To Apply: Individuals interested in applying for the position should send, via email, (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of research interests, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a diversity statement; (5) a current curriculum vitae, and (6) a list of three references to: sisfacultysearch@utk.edu (subject line: Tenure Track Faculty Position), or send hard copies of these materials to: Faculty Search Committee, School of Information Sciences,  451 Communications Bldg., 1345 Circle Park Drive, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0341.

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences (MSIS)

The School of Information Sciences in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is seeking a non-tenure-track Clinical Assistant Professor in information sciences to join us in our quest to enrich, elevate and transform communities and the information professions through excellence in research, education and service.  The initial appointment for the position will be up to a maximum of three years, with the possibility of renewal. This is a 12-month appointment and is available as soon as January 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise students in our ALA-accredited master's degree program in information sciences, serve as director of the master's program, and manage the master's practicum program.  School, college, university, and professional service are also expected.  Candidates with teaching interests in areas that complement any the school's areas of expertise will be considered.  We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. 

 

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate by time of appointment in information sciences, library science or related area. Record of successful teaching in a variety of modes and mentoring in an institution of higher education in areas related to the master's degree program. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds is essential. Ability to build positive and mutually-beneficial relationships with professionals working in a variety of information sectors. 

Desired Qualifications: Candidates with professional experience in information sciences-related careers, and who have connections to the information professions are especially welcome. Experience in program administration, development and evaluation are also desired.

 

To Apply: Individuals interested in applying for the position should send, via email, (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) a diversity statement; (4) a current curriculum vitae, and (5) a list of three references to: sisfacultysearch@utk.edu (subject line:  MSIS Clinical Faculty Position), or send hard copies of these materials to: Faculty Search Committee, School of Information Sciences,  451 Communications Bldg., 1345 Circle Park Drive, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0341. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences (BSIS)

The School of Information Sciences in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's (UTK) College of Communication and Information (CCI), is seeking a non-tenure-track Clinical Assistant Professor in information sciences to join us in our quest to enrich, elevate and transform communities and the information professions through excellence in research, education and service.  The initial appointment for the position will be up to a maximum of three years, with the possibility of renewal. This is a 12-month appointment and is available as soon as January 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach and advise students in our new bachelor's degree program in information sciences, serve as director of undergraduate studies, and manage the undergraduate practicum program. School, college, university, and professional service are also expected.  Candidates are expected to have teaching interests in areas related to the bachelor's degree program which focuses on user experience design; data, information management, and analytics; and information technology. We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. 

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate by time of appointment in information sciences, computer science, or related area. Record of successful teaching in a variety of modes and mentoring in an institution of higher education in areas related to the bachelor's degree program.  Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds.  Ability to build positive and mutually-beneficial relationships with professionals working in a variety of information sectors. 

Desired Qualifications: Candidates with professional experience in information sciences-related careers, and with industry connections are especially welcome. Experience in program administration, development and evaluation are also desired.

 

To Apply: Individuals interested in applying for the position should send, via email, (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) a diversity statement; (4) a current curriculum vitae, and (5) a list of three references to: sisfacultysearch@utk.edu (subject line:  BSIS Clinical Faculty Position), or send hard copies of these materials to: Faculty Search Committee, School of Information Sciences,  451 Communications Bldg., 1345 Circle Park Drive, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0341. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Part-Time Weekend Reference Librarian, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Description

Professional position that provides weekend reference and interlibrary loan services to the campus community and assists with circulation operations at point of need.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assists and instructs library users using print and online resources

  • Provides interlibrary loan services

  • Provides supervision and technical support for electronic databases

  • Conducts library orientations/tours upon request

  • Assists circulation staff at point of need, including:

    • Staffing circulation desk

    • Circulating library materials

    • Creating and maintaining patron records

    • Communicating and maintaining library policies

    • Resolving circulation problems

 

Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution preferred

  • MLS Degree candidate with academic library experience considered

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required

 

Application Instructions

To view the full position, please follow this link. To apply for a position, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:

Endicott College

Human Resources

376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

FAX: (978) 927-0084

E-mail: humanresources@endicott.edu

 

AA/EOE

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Endicott College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment and complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. The College's objective is to employ individuals qualified and/or trainable for open positions by virtue of job-related education, training, experience, and qualifications without regard to sex, race, religion, color, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.

 

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College Archivist Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian), SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track College Archivist (Senior Assistant Librarian) Librarian position.

Posting Date: August 28, 2019

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



Description of Responsibilities

The College Archivist Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) will provide oversight of the College Archives, with a focus on building and preserving these collections and facilitating access to these materials. They will:

  • Collaborate with the Special Collections librarian to provide leadership and supervision of the Archives & Special Collections unit, including strategic planning, and hiring and management of staff, student workers, interns, and volunteers.
  • Develop, document and manage procedures for the arrangement, description, preservation, development, digitization, and accessibility of the archives. This will also include the collection of statistics on collection use and scholarship resulting from the use of the College Archives.
  • Provide on-site and virtual research assistance to patrons, with a focus on Archives and Special Collections, including some evening and weekend shifts.
  • Provide instruction, particularly relating to the Archives and Special Collections.
  • Promote awareness and use of the College Archives through physical and virtual exhibits, presentations, articles, social media, local media, and other outlets.  
  • Build and maintain relationships with campus offices and departments (e.g. Alumni Development, Student Association, History department) to promote awareness of and donations to the College Archives.
  • Manage and cultivate the Library's program for recognizing faculty and staff publications (called Display-to-Archives).
  • Administer the college's institutional repository.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
  • Engage in educational opportunities and work to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.



Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • One of the following by time of appointment:
  1. Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, and significant coursework in archives and records management
  2. Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, and at least two years of experience working in archives and records management
  3. Master's degree in Archival Studies or equivalent
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively adapt to and use new technologies and software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices, procedures, and technologies regarding archives and preservation.
  • Demonstrated experience with processing, accessioning, and digitizing of archival materials.
  • Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues, through professional or community experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using PastPerfect, LibGuides, and/or Ensemble
  • Experience with born-digital collections
  • Experience supervising staff and student employees
  • Experience engaging in outreach initiatives that expand, improve, and promote library services.
  • Experience with instruction, reference service, and/or collection development.



Additional Information

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Search Committee Chair

Laura Harris

(315) 312-3539

laura.harris@oswego.edu

 

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.



Application Instructions

To begin the application process, please visit the following link. Submit a letter of application addressing the required qualifications, including how you see yourself contributing to diversity, inclusion or equity issues at Penfield Library or SUNY Oswego; resume, copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in process, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume.  After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page.  Please click here to login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents. 

Please click CONTACT US if you need assistance applying through this website.



Description of Department:  

Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego. The Library supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research, and is a member of the SUNY Library Consortium as well as the ACRL Diversity Alliance (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance). Sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, 6 adjunct faculty, and 15 classified staff support a well-established liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas. The Library is evolving, currently in the process of exploring future campus partnerships, reexamining its organizational structure, and migrating to a new library services platform.

Penfield library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, available at https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

 

 

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Digital Archivist, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Job Code: 386057 Library Professional 

Houghton Library, the primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and motivated Digital Archivist to build a program for accessioning, processing, preserving and providing access to born-digital materials. The digital archivist will bring vision to collaboratively shape Houghton's born-digital program, including collection development policies and open access solutions.

 

The digital archivist will be situated within the Manuscript Section of the Technical Services Department and will work closely with colleagues in Collections and Public Services Departments. The digital archivist will actively collaborate with the larger Harvard Library digital forensics, preservation, and archives community to advance the creation of consistent policies and workflows across repositories. 

Posting will remain open until filled, however applications will be reviewed beginning Monday, October 7th. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with Collections Division to establish policies; assists with appraisal and transfer of digital materials;

  • Develops workflows; writes and maintains documentation; trains staff on systems and procedures;

  • Installs, tests, and maintains software and hardware for ingest, accessioning, processing, preservation, and access to born-digital materials;

  • Arranges and describes both analog and born-digital archival materials;

  • Works with colleagues in Public Services and other stakeholders in the ongoing development of access systems for born digital materials;

  • Provides reference assistance to researchers, including those requiring access to files on obsolete media;

  • Collaborates with Harvard Library colleagues in developing and sharing best practices;

  • Participates in library-wide committees and is active within the professional as related to archives, special collections, and digital preservation.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • MLS, MSIS, MLIS or other Master's Degree in a relevant field (for example, History with a concentration in archival administration, Information Systems with a concentration in digital asset management)
  • 3 plus years of archival experience
  • Experience with digital forensics/disk imaging hardware and software such as BitCurator, FTK, floppy drive controllers (e.g. Catweasel, Kryoflux), writeblockers, Sleuth Kit, fiwalk, and emulators
  • Experience processing born-digital archives on a variety of media, including email, file transfer, and web archives

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation standards and other archival content and metadata standards relevant to control of digital collection material

  • Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the issues posed by born-digital content

  • High level of proficiency with computers and desktop applications and an aptitude for learning new technologies

  • Experience with programming languages (PHP, Perl, Python); capacity to interact with open source software through Application Programming Interfaces

  • Knowledge of copyright and permissions issues as they relate to digital records

  • Ability to understand and apply computer technology to accomplish work efficiently using appropriate software

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally

  • Ability to collaborate and work well with a range of project stakeholders

 

Application Instructions

To view the complete position and apply, please follow this link. 

 

Diversity at the Harvard Library

Across the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.
 
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.
 
Harvard Library inspires collaboration, reflection, experimentation, and discovery connecting users to related disciplines and to University-wide teaching resources. The Library engages users through curated discovery, digital collections, reimagined physical space, and specialized research support.  Today, Harvard Library's holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding access to digital resources. Harvard Library provides the University's faculty, students, and researchers--now and in the future--with exceptional experiences and comprehensive access to these materials.
 
Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://library.harvard.edu and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard.
 

The Harvard Library is a proud member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

 

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Information Studies, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, New South Wales

Reference no: 492996
Work type: Continuing - Full Time
Location: Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

  • Progress an active research and teaching career
  • Join one of the biggest schools in information studies in the world
  • Flexible working arrangements and relocation assistance available

 

The Role

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • Level B/C - AU$94,478 to AU$133,238 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Wagga Wagga

Actively contribute to teaching, research and curriculum development in the School of Information Studies teaching a range of subjects utilising a range of delivery modes. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to develop and progress an active research profile aligned to the strategic direction of the School.

The successful candidate will be appointed as either a Lecturer in Information Studies (similar to Assistant Professor in North America) or as a Senior Lecturer in Information Studies (similar to Associate Professor in North America).

The successful candidate would normally be required to work at the CSU campus at Wagga Wagga, although in some instances a flexible working arrangement, where the candidate is based off campus in another location in Australia, may be negotiable.

 

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification appropriate to the level being applied for, or equivalent accreditation and standing
  • A record of research relevant to the discipline
  • Evidence of the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Information Studies with ability to teach and research in information organisation, archives and records, or scholarly communication

 

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 1,700 students, playing a key role in the information professions. The University's research in Library and Information Studies was rated 'above world standard' in the recent national assessment exercise (Excellence in Research for Australia) conducted by the Australian Research Council.

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.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description(s):

or by contacting:

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kennan | Acting Head, School of Information Studies | mkennan@csu.edu.au | Ph: +612 6933 4893 

Closing Date: 11pm, 15 September 2019

 

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We  acknowledge the Wiradjuri, Ngunawal, Gundungurra and Biripai peoples of Australia, who are the traditional owners and custodians of the lands on which CSU's campuses are located, and pay respect to their Elders both past and present.

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Engineering/Assistant Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries seek a service-oriented, innovative and collaborative librarian to support education and research in engineering and the sciences. The Engineering Librarian will provide research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach for departments in the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences. The successful candidate will collaborate with university partners and institutes to develop and support innovative programs and services. This is a 12-month tenure track Faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services.

 

Responsibilties include:

Research Services

  • Serves as primary liaison to departments in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences; connects faculty and students with information and resources to support all aspects of the research lifecycle and builds professional relationships that facilitate research and student success.
  • Collaborates with other science librarians to design and deliver services, instruction, and programming to support education and research for all physical and life sciences.
  • Along with other science librarians, provides expertise for patent and trademark searching, locating industry standards, using citation management tools, and searching multidisciplinary databases.
  • Provides general reference service (on call and virtual) as well as in-depth research assistance in engineering and applied sciences
  • Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support innovative initiatives including open access, research impact analysis, open educational resources, data management services, and data visualization.
  • Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions.

Instruction & Outreach

  • Teaches course-related library instruction sessions both in-person and online; designs and develops student learning outcomes, instructional materials, and assessments for classes.
  • Creates and maintains library research guides (LibGuides) and other online instructional tools to help students, faculty, and staff effectively identify and use library resources.
  • Participates in instructional, outreach, and information literacy initiatives.
  • Travels to innovation campuses throughout South Carolina to provide research support, instruction and outreach to faculty, students, and researchers.

Collection Development

  • Builds and manages library collections to support curriculum and research for departments in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, including updating collection policies, selecting print and electronic materials, and weeding.
  • Works with team of science librarians to determine shared collection purchases and priorities.

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.

 

Qualifications

Required 

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship, or a relevant, accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries
  • Degree or coursework in engineering or a related STEM field
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Preferred

  • At least one-year of experience providing reference services in an academic or special library
  • Experience working with engineers or in an engineering field 
  • Functional knowledge of engineering and science databases and software applications
  • Experience designing, teaching, and assessing library instruction
  • Experience developing LibGuides, tutorials, and digital learning objects
  • Awareness of faculty and graduate student needs at a research institution
  • Experience working with researchers to support relevant aspects of the research lifecycle
  • Familiarity with patent searching, standards, and other engineering resources
  • Experience selecting and deselecting materials for an academic library collection

 

Application Instructions

To view the full position and apply, please follow this link.  Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and three (3) reference contacts. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by October 1, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration. Salary is commensurate with experience: $58,000-$65,000.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

 

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Research Data Analyst, Northeastern University Library, Boston, MA

Do you love a great data visualization? Do you get excited about helping people tell compelling stories with their data? We might just have the job for you!

The Northeastern University Library seeks a service-oriented, self-motivated Research Data Analyst to lead and grow the library's suite of programming and services related to data analysis and visualization.

 

Job Responsibilities 

Under the general direction of the Head, Research Data Services, the Research Data Analyst applies their knowledge and skills to advance research innovation related to spatial, numerical and visual proficiencies. The Analyst works closely and collegially with fellow Research Data Services team members and others inside and outside the library to a) identify existing support and research needs across the University, and b) develop a broad and deep range of services and initiatives to meet those needs and promote the acquisition of data skills. The Analyst possesses expertise in data visualization and analysis and is adept at applying these concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty, staff, and students, regardless of their subject area or skill level.

 

The Analyst serves as an expert consultant for research projects that require skills related to manipulating, analyzing, customizing, querying, and/or visualizing project data. The Analyst creates and delivers training on data visualization and related topics, suited to audiences at a variety of levels of experience. In collaboration with colleagues, the Analyst will develop and enhance educational offerings in data analysis & visualization to contribute towards a research data curriculum supporting a range of research efforts and academic needs. The Analyst will train and mentor colleagues and/or student workers to provide first-tier support and services. As a member of the RDS team, the Analyst serves as a focal point for activities at the University in the data visualization arena, bringing the diverse community together for discussion and collaboration.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Expertise with data visualization and related tools and technologies such as Tableau, R, Python, etc., acquired through project-based coursework and/or work experience.
  • Knowledge of data-wrangling, visualization, and analysis techniques applicable to research data in a variety of disciplines.
  • Aptitude for and interest in developing and delivering training in data analysis and visualization appropriate for users at all skill levels.
  • Experience working in a research environment, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects from beginning to end.
  • Excellent interpersonal, marketing, and communication skills.

 

About Northeastern: 

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

 

To Apply: 

To apply, please visit  https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/501424.

 

 

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Bioinformationist, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) seeks a creative and service-oriented Bioinformationist to enhance the Health Science Center Library's (HSCL) existing bioinformatics and data support program, and to provide consultations, instruction, and outreach for selected basic sciences departments and graduate programs in the Health Science Center (HSC). In this year-round (12 month) tenure-track faculty position, the Bioinformationist develops and teaches courses and workshops and provides individual and group consultations related to bioinformatics, data science, and reproducible research methods.

 

As a member of the Health Science Center Library team, the Bioinformationist provides information services in a variety of modes (in person, email, house calls), performs course-integrated instruction, and participates in the department's teaching program. The position is responsible for special projects as assigned, including new service development and current service evaluation. The Bioinformationist is also a member of the Academic Research Consulting & Services team (ARCS), an interdisciplinary, cross-libraries partnership. The Bioinformationist works collaboratively with members of HSCL, ARCS, and clients, and will be responsive to campus bioinformatics support needs that arise.

 

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Bioinformationist will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students, faculty, and staff and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives. The Smathers Libraries recently created a new strategic direction focused on ensuring that the Libraries are a safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment for all users and on focusing engagement efforts to diverse populations within the University and local community. The Bioinformationist 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 October 8, 2019, review of applications will begin on September 17, 2019.  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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Architectural Records Project Processing Archivist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard University Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) is currently seeking applications for an Architectural Records Project Processing Archivist.

               
Working independently and under the direction of the Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) Senior Processing Archivist and in collaboration with other PIRC staff, the Project Processing Archivist is responsible for all aspects of processing new acquisitions of architectural drawings and maps from Harvard capital construction projects.

The processing tasks include the preparation of lists of acquisition contents, the appraisal of the materials for completeness, the arrangement of materials, accurate entry of item-level metadata into the collection management system, The Museum System (TMS), and the preparation and housing of the materials for long-term storage. All collection processing must follow local established office policies and standards.

 

To view the complete job description and to apply: see here.

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Technical Services and Metadata Librarian, Colby College, Waterville, ME

The Colby College Libraries [The Libraries] seek a dynamic, engaged, innovative and enthusiastic individual for the position of Technical Services & Metadata Librarian.  The Libraries strive to be progressive, diverse, strategic, and collaborative with a talented and team-oriented group of professionals. The Libraries consist of three physical library spaces: Miller Library (Humanities and Social Sciences library - considered the main library - and houses the Special Collections and Archives), Bixler Art and Music Library, and Olin Natural and Environmental Science Library. In addition, we are a member of the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) consortium that provides opportunities for collaboration across our respective libraries.

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Collections Management, the Technical Services & Metadata Librarian is responsible for overseeing content management, cataloging, authority control, and metadata of the Libraries' electronic, digital, and print collections.  Colby College Libraries currently add approximately 8,000 individual print monographs and scores per year; while most items are processed prior to arrival, some require original cataloging. Colby uses Serials Solutions to load and track Electronic Resources' MARC records, and this work is managed by our Electronic Resources Librarian.

 

Job Description

The Technical Services and Metadata Librarian works closely with colleagues in the Collections Management department, as well as librarians and staff in Administration, Digital Initiatives, Public Services, Research & Instruction and Special Collections and Archives, to ensure students and faculty have ready access to all collections in their various formats and types.  In addition, the Librarian will engage regularly with library colleagues at Bates and Bowdoin colleges to continue previous work on standards, workflows, and procedures involving our shared catalog, CBBcat. 

The ideal candidate will be fearless about rethinking the role and potential for inclusive cataloging and metadata in an academic library setting.  They will understand and care about libraries and recognize that libraries can be the heart of academic institutions. We seek someone who works well both independently and collaboratively, with a vision for the next generation of metadata services. This position is an opportunity to work with staff colleagues across the Libraries as we imagine and create a future focused teaching, learning, and academic research library in a liberal arts environment. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity, and who recognize the importance of working within a diverse community of colleagues.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  •  Some original cataloging and classification of materials in OCLC and the Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS using AACR2, RDA and LC Classification
  • Support the work of our consortial partners in bibliographic records creation, authority records management and associated processing and reports
  • Collaborate with Digital Initiatives and the Colby College Archivist to support and maintain standardized metadata for rare books, maps, videos, senior thesis, dissertations, and manuscripts
  • Responsible for applying professional guidelines and local practices for original and copy cataloging (including creation of documentation for Library staff and student employees)
  • Support the work of the Coordinator of Collections Management (Acquisitions) to oversee the process of acquiring materials, updating processes and enhancing workflows
  • Support the work of the Assistant Director for Collections Management, ERM Librarian and Serials Coordinator to manage access to electronic resources (subscription databases, e-journals, eBooks)
  • Monitor evolving trends in cataloging and metadata with an eye to ensuring that the Libraries' print, electronic, and digital collections are easily discoverable and accessible to students and faculty
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a dynamic, complex and rapidly evolving environment
  • Service on College Committees and participation in College activities expected

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from ALA Accredited institution
  • 1-3 years' experience working with integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces
  • 1-3 years' original cataloging experience with OCLC
  • Knowledge of a variety of metadata standards (AACR2, LCSH, EAD, DC, MARC21, DDC, LC, RDA)
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Experience providing public service support activities

 

Desired Attributes/Knowledge

  • Three or more years experience working in an academic library
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of metadata standards (AACR2, RDA, LCSH, EAD, DC, MARC21, DDC, LC)
  • Ability to conduct effective training workshops for colleagues
  • Knowledge of best practices and standards for Music cataloging
  • Demonstrated experience with project management
  • Experience cataloging within shared catalogs and library consortiums
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging metadata standards including linked open data, METS, PREMIS, and MARCXML

 

Application Instructions

Applicants should send the following electronically in PDF format to facultysearches@colby.edu

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of philosophy on the role of technical services in a modern academic environment
  • Graduate transcripts
  • A list of three professional references

 

Position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by October 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

 

Preferred start date: December 1, 2019.

 

Application Process:

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

 

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Librarian for Special Collections, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries is seeking applicants for a Librarian for Special Collections. We invite applications from creative professionals who thrive in a team-oriented and project-driven work environment. The appointee will have oversight of print collections held in the Hunt Library's Fine and Rare Book Room and in the Posner Memorial Collection. There is also an eclectic array of art and artifacts, together with a growing volume of realia focused on the history of computing and robotics.

 

Description

You will work closely with students and faculty from across CMU, and in collaboration with library faculty and staff, most notably within our University Archives and Digitization Lab, as well as with our disciplinary liaison librarians and our team of digital research and publishing specialists. There are also opportunities to work with the numerous cultural and historical organizations throughout Pittsburgh.

 

This is an amazing opportunity for someone with a boundless imagination and energy, who is excited to share original and rare materials with our community. This could mean creating experiences for students to interact with original editions of Shakespeare, Galileo, and Copernicus, pre-digital computer artifacts and some of the first artwork created by artificial intelligence software. You will also serve an important role in weaving together the story of science and information technology in a widely encompassing manner.

 

We are especially interested in someone who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service, and have a demonstrated record in working with international and underrepresented minority students.

 

Responsibilities

Under the leadership of the Associate Dean for Innovation, Preservation, & Access you will:

  • Manage, preserve, and care for the materials and physical environment of the Special Collections, namely within the Fine and Rare Book Room (Hunt Library) and the Posner Collection (Posner Center)
  • Curate, facilitate, and promote exhibits and digital collections
  • Participate in the development of public outreach and pedagogically-oriented initiatives
  • Integrate the collections and related materials to promote the research and educational aims of CMU
  • Build and (re)shape the collection in a methodical and strategic manner with a shifting emphasis around the history of science, technology, and design
  • Explore the possibilities of and collaborate in using augmented reality, computer visioning, machine learning, and data science applications across the Library's digitized collections

 

In addition to providing excellent stewardship and proactive outreach and engagement, you will be encouraged and supported in developing or continuing your own program of research and scholarship related to information science and librarianship or to aspects of your disciplinary domain. You will also participate in governance and projects through various committees and working groups.

 

As a Librarian, you will be a member of the library faculty. Initial appointment rank and salary are commensurate with experience.

 

To be considered for reappointment or promotion, you will be expected to demonstrate excellence in librarianship and in research or scholarship. For more information, please visit: https://www.cmu.edu/policies/faculty/appointments-librarian-and-archivist.html

 

Qualifications

Required

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR international equivalent; OR advanced degree relevant to CMU's fields of research and education
  • Experience in the curation, management, and conservation of rare books and associated collections
  • Experience using digital platforms to curate and share materials
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interact with diverse groups including colleagues, faculty, students, administrators, and donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Dedication to personal and professional growth

Preferred

  • Familiarity with planning and curating exhibits (physical and/or digital)
  • Awareness of digitization and metadata practices
  • Familiarity with advancement practices and cultivating donor relationships
  • Teaching experience
  • Record of scholarly achievement
  • Knowledge of rare book/archival cataloging standards

 

Application Instructions

https://apply.interfolio.com/67435

Anticipated start date January 2020, to allow for a transition period working alongside the incumbent who will retire in June 2020.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a priority given to those who apply by September 27, 2019.

 

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Research Librarian for Engineering & Biotechnology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Librarian for Engineering & Biotechnology* in the Research Engagement department. The department engages with faculty members, researchers, and students across the full lifecycle of research and scholarship, offering dynamic services, spaces, and technologies to enable all forms of research, discovery, and learning, and connecting faculty and graduate students with a full suite of resources for research and teaching productivity. The department coordinates oversight for the Libraries' high tech spaces including the Teaching and Visualization Lab, the Game Lab, the Creativity Studio, and the Visualization Studio. The department's librarians collaborate with faculty and students on emerging technologies for research, visualization, data curation and management, bibliometrics, and computational analysis in an evolving scholarly communication environment. They build programs and partnerships that enhance research productivity and competitiveness, support interdisciplinary collaboration, foster inclusive spaces for early career researchers, and conduct research consultations. The position is based at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library and reports to the Department Head, Research Engagement.

*For candidates with preferred management experience and interest, appointment at the Associate Head level may be considered.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides expert services for faculty, staff, and students across the research lifecycle including information discovery, data curation, visualization, research computing, and scholarly communication
  • Identifies trends in research practices in engineering and biotechnology and recommends strategies for aligning library services accordingly
  • Fosters collaboration and interdisciplinary interactions among faculty and other stakeholders by supporting and collaborating with interdisciplinary research teams
  • Provides instruction on research skills and data literacy to students in the sciences and engineering and engages in ongoing development and implementation of innovative pedagogical practices
  • Provides consultation on the use of scholarly resources, technologies, and the NCSU Libraries' technology-rich spaces
  • Collaborates with Collections & Research Strategy librarians in collection development and assessment activities
  • In collaboration with research administration at NC State, advises researchers in evaluation of grant opportunities including meeting funder and university requirements for providing public access to publications and data resulting from research
  • Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams
  • NC State University librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree in library/information science
  • Academic preparation or relevant experience in engineering, life sciences, health sciences, or a related discipline
  • Understanding of information sources and research methods in the sciences and engineering
  • Ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Capacity for creative problem-solving, and ability to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Degree in engineering, life sciences, health sciences, or a related discipline
  • Awareness of open research practices and incentives
  • Knowledge of emerging research services trends such as data science, visualization, impact metrics, or research computing
  • Relevant supervisory/management experience
  • Demonstrated success in faculty and student engagement

The Libraries

The NC State University Libraries has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including the first Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, the ACRL Librarian of the Year Award; the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries and the American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Building Award for the Hunt Library; two John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards; and Library Journal's Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year, and eleven Movers and Shakers awards. The library system consists of the D. H. Hill Jr. Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of almost 300 FTE, the Libraries has more than 5.2 million volumes in its collection and has a total annual budget of over $30 million. The Libraries is the host site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Triangle Research Libraries Network. 

Salary and Benefits

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at https://benefits.hr.ncsu.edu.

Application Process and Schedule

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00001596. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Libraries Human Resources office (919) 515-3522.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148

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Digital Technologies Development Librarian, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Digital Technologies Development Librarian in the Digital Library Initiatives department. The Digital Library Initiatives department applies systems analysis, design, and service and software development skills to the creation of a broad range of new library products and services. Digital Library Initiatives has produced a number of unique and widely used systems to improve service to library users, including the Suma space assessment toolkit, the QuickSearch bento-box style single search system, and the Circa request management system for archives. The department is currently developing new initiatives in areas including the discovery of library services and resources, assessment and analytics, machine learning, research data management, research infrastructure support, digital collections, application virtualization, and scientific computing. Digital Library Initiatives maintains a culture of collaboration, with a focus on supporting everyone's professional growth, providing opportunities for mentorship, and welcoming diverse perspectives.


Responsibilities:

The Digital Technologies Development Librarian works as an active participant in a team that advances library services through applied research and application development and manages the entire life cycle of projects, from requirements gathering to deployment. They provide technical leadership and hands-on programming expertise for a portfolio of library projects. In close collaboration with technical and non-technical partners across the Libraries, they identify emerging technologies that have potential for new and improved library services. Working both independently and in team settings, the incumbent develops new digital library services through an iterative, data-informed, and test-driven process that emphasizes usability, sustainability, and performance. The Digital Technologies Development Librarian maintains and provides enhancements to existing library applications and collaborates closely with Information Technology staff to develop and maintain supporting infrastructure. They participate in library planning, and serve on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NC State librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. This position reports to the Associate Head, Digital Library Initiatives.


Required Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or other relevant advanced degree
  • Demonstrated potential to develop expertise in current and emerging digital technologies
  • Server-side application development experience with one or more open source programming languages such as PHP, Python, or Ruby
  • Experience developing database-backed applications
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • ALA-accredited MLS or MIS
  • Experience using client-side web technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, and related technologies
  • Familiarity with version control systems such as Git
  • Experience indexing and querying search platforms like Solr or ElasticSearch
  • Knowledge of user-centered design processes, including applying analytics to support data-informed decisionmaking
  • Experience applying systems analysis techniques to solving novel problems
  • Enthusiasm for contributing to open-source software projects
  • Experience working in an academic library


The University and the Area

The NC State University Libraries has a longstanding commitment to diversity and to the creation of a welcoming and inclusive service ethic and environment. Recent efforts include securing grant funding for outreach to diverse populations through programming and workshops. The Libraries collections also reflect this commitment, from focused collection efforts to locating, capturing, and preserving voices of underrepresented communities through archival research and practice. The Libraries has taken affirmative steps aimed at increasing diversity in the profession through the NCSU Libraries Fellows program; participation in ARL's diversity initiatives, including hosting five cohorts of Career Enhancement Fellows; and membership in the ACRL Diversity Alliance. The Libraries Diversity Committee is an active group that sponsors programs and fosters dialogue to promote understanding across racial and cultural lines in an atmosphere where all students, staff, and faculty are welcomed, valued, and respected.

North Carolina State University was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal, and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. From its beginnings as a land-grant institution to its current position as a preeminent research enterprise that excels in science, technology, engineering, math, design, the humanities and social sciences, textiles, and veterinary medicine, NC State students, faculty, and staff take problems in hand and work with industry, government, and nonprofit partners to solve them. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC State enrolls almost 34,000 students, offering bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 120 fields of study and doctoral degrees in 67 disciplines. The university is ranked third among all public universities (without medical schools) in industrysponsored research expenditures and has more than 660 active patents.


Salary and Benefits

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at https://benefits.hr.ncsu.edu.


Application Process and Schedule 

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00007957. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Libraries Human Resources office (919) 515-3522.



Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

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NCSU Libraries Fellows (2020-2022), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Join the NC State University Libraries and help us create adventurous library spaces and innovative services that delight students, faculty, and researchers. The award-winning James B. Hunt Jr. Library, opened in 2013 on NC State's Centennial Campus, offers access to advanced technologies that are enabling revolutionary ways to see and use information. Capturing NC State's spirit of innovation in education and research, the Hunt Library is recognized as one of the world's most creative and inspirational learning and collaborative spaces and a model for "the library of the future." The D. H. Hill Jr. Library, serving the main campus, combines the best of tradition and innovation, housing special collections and a beautiful gallery alongside vibrant, experiential spaces such as the Learning Commons, Visualization Studio, Virtual Reality Studio, and Makerspace. For the Libraries, shaping the future of librarianship includes a sustained commitment to creating a welcoming atmosphere for diverse populations and increasing diversity in the profession. If you are a person who would like to provide a new generation of library users with everything they can imagine and more, consider applying for this position.


The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program

The NCSU Libraries Fellows program offers a unique opportunity to a select group of recent M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates. Fellows will be appointed at the rank of faculty librarian for a two-year term from July 2020 through June 2022. An option for January or September placement may be available, depending upon graduation date. In order to be eligible, the terminal degree must be awarded between December 2019 and September 2020. To learn more about the Fellows Program, please visit our website at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/fellows. 


Why choose the NC State University Libraries for your first professional position?

The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program provides the launching pad for your career in a leading research library. As a Fellow you will experience the rewards of working with a diverse clientele, including outstanding faculty and students in nationally ranked academic programs. You will gain experience in a highly collaborative work environment with access to key decision makers throughout the organization. You will also develop expertise in a functional area of academic librarianship while contributing meaningfully to an innovative initiative of strategic importance. In addition to a competitive salary, the Libraries provides Fellows a generous professional development stipend. 

The success of the Program is illustrated by the success of its graduates. Launched in 1999, eighty-two Fellows have completed the Program. Ninety-five percent of Fellows have been offered academic positions or have entered doctoral programs upon completion of the Program. Many former Fellows, including six named as Library Journal Movers and Shakers, are recognized as leaders in the field, adding to the reputation of the Program as a training ground for library trailblazers. 


Qualifications

The Libraries seeks a diverse pool of applicants with ALA-accredited M.L.S. or M.I.S. degrees awarded between December 2019 and September 2020.

Required for consideration:

  • Demonstrated potential to develop expertise in science or engineering librarianship, in current and emerging digital technologies, or in management and administration of academic libraries
  • Evidence of leadership potential, including excellent interpersonal skills and ability to perform in a highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of the educational mission of a research university
  • Commitment to valuing inclusion and to fostering a diverse educational environment

Preferred:

  • Internship or practicum in a research-oriented environment 


The Libraries

The NC State University Libraries has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including the first Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, the ACRL Librarian of the Year Award; the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries and the American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Building Award for the Hunt Library; two John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards; and Library Journal's Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year, and eleven Movers and Shakers awards. The library system consists of the D. H. Hill Jr. Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of almost 300 FTE, the Libraries has more than 5.2 million volumes in its collection and has a total annual budget of over $30 million. The Libraries is the host site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Triangle Research Libraries Network. 


Salary and Benefits

$65,000 annually plus benefits package. Professional development stipend, up to $2,500 annually. Librarians have nontenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at https://benefits.hr.ncsu.edu/.


Application Process and Schedule

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00061609 . Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Libraries Human Resources office (919) 515-3522.


Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

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Short-term Project Archivist, Henri Lazarof Collection, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Job Summary:
Working under the general direction of the Special Collections Librarian, the Short-term Project Archivist will process the Henri Lazarof collection. The collection includes approximately 75 linear feet of material documenting the career of American composer Henri Lazarof (1932-2013). Materials include unique holographic composer's scores, musical sketches, published musical works, correspondence, personal papers, and nearly 400 audiovisual items including commercial and non-commercial audio recordings (including reel-to-reel tapes, LPs, cassette tapes, DAT, etc.). The collection provides a view into the career of a contemporary symphonic composer working in the second half of the twentieth century.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct a survey of the Henri Lazarof collection.
  • In consultation with the Special Collections Librarian, write a comprehensive processing plan that proposes and prioritizes arrangement schemes to be carried out during this project.
  • Arrange and describe selected series according to accepted archival standards.
  • Publish an online finding aid for the collection in ArchivesSpace.
  • Identify items that are candidates for preservation work.
  • Identify and select approximately 250 items for digitization, oversee and coordinate digitization of materials and create metadata for them.
  • Perform outreach work for the collection as required, including coordination of outreach activity or event.

Note: This is a full-time, temporary, short-term position expected to last approximately 12 months.

For full consideration, please be sure to submit your application by September 17.

Compensation:  $25-27 per hour

Skills and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of archival and descriptive standards, including DACS, and best practices for appraising and processing archival and born-digital materials.
  • Experience working with ArchivesSpace or similar collection management tool.
  • Experience carrying out digitization projects, including familiarity with techniques, workflows, and metadata standards commonly used.
  • Effective communication and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to assess and solve problems accurately.
  • Ability to work independently and to make appropriate decisions; dependability.
  • Familiarity with contemporary classical music and composers strongly preferred.


Additional Information:
May need to work with confidential information; may be required to sign a Confidentiality Statement.

Note:  Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. is required.

Education:
MS degree in Library & Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management preferred. Individuals with relevant processing experience who are currently enrolled in a program may also be considered.

Work Experience:
Demonstrated experience in processing collections is required. Some experience working in an archives or special collections department or comparable setting is desired.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume through the Brandeis Employment website at www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs, or via this link: http://tinyurl.com/y494k5vs 

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Coordinator of Library Administration, Salem State University, Salem, MA

General Statement of Duties
Reporting to the dean of the library, the coordinator of library administration manages and coordinates the day to day administrative operations of the Berry Library. The coordinator supervises fiscal activities, processes all personnel actions, and coordinates facilities maintenance and planning for the library. The coordinator supervises purchasing activities for all materials, online resources, and supplies for a budget in excess of $1M. The position serves as confidential assistant to the dean in all matters relating to the general administration of the library, including budget planning, purchasing, payroll, personnel issues, space/room management, exhibits, event coordination, communication, and donor relations. The coordinator creates and contributes to reports, memos, brochures, publications, signage, the library webpage, and other communications. In the absence of the dean of the library, the coordinator represents the dean as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities

  1. (E) Manage the day-to-day administrative needs of the Berry Library; oversee all fiscal, personnel, and facilities improvement activities for the library; assist the dean with all other operations of the library as necessary
  2. (E) Oversee all purchasing activity in the library to insure responsible stewardship and efficient use of resources
  3. (E) Supervise acquisitions and purchasing staff; maintain working relationships with vendors, monitor accounts, and follow university purchasing policies, procedures, and deadlines
  4. (E) Coordinate planning and logistical details for all library-sponsored special events including, but not limited to, room scheduling, catering, equipment needs, invitee list, signage, etc.
  5. (E) Review and approve room requests according to library policies for any non-library use of library study spaces, classrooms, and conference rooms; provide assistance to other campus units and external groups that are approved to use space for special events in the library
  6. (E) Lead and coordinate teams of library staff to work on specific projects, such as updating signage, planning events, etc.
  7. (E) Oversee the library's exhibit policies and programs; review applications for use of library space for exhibits and make recommendations to the dean
  8. (E) Coordinate the installation and promotion of exhibits with creators/sponsors of the exhibit, facilities, marketing, and any other campus partners
  9. (E) Provide assistance to the dean as well as to members of the Library Program Area, including assistance with travel requests, travel reservations, time and attendance sheets, and supply needs
  10. (E)  Act as a liaison and point of contact with Facilities, Information Technology, architects, engineers, and other appropriate agencies and individuals to maintain and improve facilities for library services and staff
  11. (E) Create regular comprehensive fiscal reports for the dean by gathering and verifying information from general accounting systems; provide recommendations for adjustments among multiple programs, accounts and funding sources
  12. (E) Prepare purchase orders and make purchases for the library using University purchasing cards as necessary
  13. Assist the dean with maintenance of donor lists and preparation of donor communications
  14. Collaborate with the coordinator of access services to review and recommend changes to library hours; prepare drafts of library hours for review by the dean
  15. In the absence of the dean of the library, may be asked to represent the library in discussions of budget, facilities, personnel, and other administrative issues
  16. Liaise with university police to resolve issues related to the key-card swipe doors and arrange for the library doors to be opened for special events
  17. Consult and collaborate with all areas of the library and the campus, as needed
  18. Promote a successful teamwork environment through exemplary leadership
  19. Maintain and augment professional knowledge and skills, through participation in professional development opportunities
  20. Contribute to college-wide initiatives and projects
  21. Demonstrate sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds
  22. Serve as a role model and mentor for students as appropriate
  23. Perform related duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree or higher in relevant fields, such as business, management, English, communications, or library & information science
  2. At least 2 years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience performing similar administrative duties
  3. Experience supervising and coordinating the work of others


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library & information science
  2. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook
  3. Previous budget management experience
  4. Experience providing confidential adminstrative support to senior leadership in an organization
  5. Experience working in a library and/or in higher education
  6. Experience writing content for web publication
  7. Experience using web authoring software and/or writing basic html
  8. Experience in coordinating and/or marketing events
  9. Experience with facilities planning, renovations and relocations
  10. Excellent attention to detail
  11. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  12. Apply creative problem solving skills to reach innovative and workable solutions

Apply:
To read the full job description and apply online, please click here.

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Research Specialist, Digital Curation, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Essential Duties
Curators work with outside clients and Digital Antiquity staff to draft administrative and descriptive metadata for digital files to be deposited in tDAR. Work may include digitizing paper documents, records, and images (scanning), following established best practices and national standards. Curators routinely create metadata records for digital files using tDAR data entry forms. In consultation with Digital Antiquity staff and supervisors, Curators identify and redact sensitive and/or confidential information found in digital files. In consultation with Digital Antiquity staff and supervisors, Curators assist in organizing digital files and correcting or modifying existing metadata in tDAR. Curators also assist in the Center for Digital Antiquity's development, improvement and maintenance of the tDAR digital repository. Curators may train and supervise students and/or part-time curators, and perform quality control on the work done by students and/or part-time curators.


Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Anthropology Archaeology, History, American Indian Studies, or Museum Studies.
  • Experience organizing and managing research data, specifically archaeological data.
  • Experience and familiarity with CRM archaeology and the range of archaeological data and documents.
  • Experience with research data management, digital repositories, digital preservation and metadata standards.
  • Experience ensuring project activities are carried out in an efficient and timely manner.

Apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25620&siteid=5494#jobDetails=3877422_5494

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Library Assistant, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

FLSA: Part Time, non-exempt
Salary Range: $16/hr.         
Effective Date: September

              
Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to grow the graduation rate by directly assisting student access to library resources and services at our one-stop circulation and reference desk.  Library Assistants do this by aiding in the creation and upkeep of library resources and services and by working directly with students to orient them to the available databases, print and eBook materials, textbook reserves, and technology that will aid in their success. Library Assistants work directly with staff and faculty to collaboratively plan programming, library instruction, research guide creation, and collection development that will engage students both academically and in their passions outside of the classroom. The Annenberg Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative individual who shares our user-oriented, mission-driven philosophy and passion for diverse patron service.


Position Scope

  • Provides circulation services:
  • Shelves and shelf-reads materials
  • Processes holds
  • Supervises work-study students in performing circulation/reserves and stack maintenance functions
  • Provides basic reference services:
  • Provides research assistance
  • Creates and updates online research guides
  • Assists the reference librarians during instruction sessions
  • Participates in collection development for assigned subjects
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues


Qualifications

  •     Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  •     Basic knowledge of library operations and searching electronic databases
  •     Previous library work experience is a plus but is not required.
  •     Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  •     Excellent communications skills
  •     Previous customer service experience a plus


Special Requirements
Selected candidate will be subject to a Personal and Criminal background check prior to employment.


Hours
This part-time position is for the 2019-2020 academic year, and can be extended each school year.  (Shifts may be available during school breaks and summer 2020). Shifts available for afternoon, evening, weekend and occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters.  During the summer and winter breaks, day hours M-F are available. Between 15 and 20 hours per week depending on availability and library need. Position to begin September 1st. Monday and Thursday availability desired.

Regular Library semester hours:
M-Th: 8 am-10 pm

F: 8 am-5 pm

Su: 1 pm-9 pm

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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.


Send resume and cover letter to:
Mackenzie Davison
Library Director
mdavison@pmc.edu


Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


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Document Delivery Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law School Library is looking for a Document Delivery Assistant to help the Faculty Research and Information Delivery Assistance (FRIDA) team.  Duties include processing materials, books, and articles for faculty members; walking to libraries across campus to get books; delivering books to faculty offices; picking up books from faculty offices; scanning articles and chapters; processing routing materials; searching materials in Harvard's online catalog, and other duties.   It's a great opportunity to learn Alma and Springshare's LibAnswers.

Up to 14 hours a week.  Times and days are generally flexible.

Send Resume to George Taoultsides:  gtaoultsides@law.harvard.edu

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Collections Metadata Specialist, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a Collections Metadata Specialist to coordinate unit operations associated with metadata that enables discovery and access to library resources. This position uses technical expertise in the Integrated Library System (ILS) and other systems to add or update metadata in the discovery layers and to extract metadata to produce collections reports. The Specialist coordinates batch loading of catalog records, and serves as a liaison between the Collections Support Unit and the Libraries' personnel, vendors, and consortial partners. The Specialist works independently and as part of an exceptional team, aiding in the development of workflows, implementing strategic projects, troubleshooting problems, and providing guidance and training to colleagues.


The search will remain open until September 19, 2019, 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 staff 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 M. Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.
    

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Student Assistants, Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics employs graduate students who to help support library operations and lead special projects. Students open to learning new skills and supporting the astrophysics community are welcome to apply! This year we have four student openings after our last cohort graduated:

Archives Assistant
The successful applicant will support the ongoing projects and new ones related to the history of astronomy. The Archives Assistant also leads the curation of small physical and digital exhibitions at Wolbach.
 
Digital Projects Assistant
The successful applicant will support the development of tools related to ongoing digital projects and new ones, as well as digital work associated with collection curation and management.

Assistant Community Coordinator for Project PHaEDRA
The successful applicant will support activities to cultivate and communicate with the community of people contributing to Project PHaEDRA, an effort to catalog, digitize, transcribe, and enrich the metadata of thousands of workbooks produced by Harvard's Women Computers and other early astronomers.

Collections Assistant
The successful applicant will support ongoing and new projects associated with Wolbach's physical and digital collections. Projects may be associated with collection reformatting, rehousing, documenting, and/or cataloging unique materials.


All open library positions are Less-than-Half Time appointments with flexible schedules (14 hours/week; $18.00 per hour). Each position will also support day-to-day library operations in addition to project-specific tasks.


To apply for any of the following positions, please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the job to: giancarlo.romeo@cfa.harvard.edu


We are accepting applications through Sept 9th. 

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Collections Support Specialist , University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Collections Support Specialist

Library Associate 1

University of Florida

George A Smathers Libraries

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an Collections Support Specialist to coordinate daily unit operations associated with use-driven acquisitions plans, vendor ordering platforms, and domestic and foreign approval plans. The position serves at an intermediate level within the Collections Support Unit in the Acquisitions and Collections Services Department, and utilizes technical expertise in the library's Integrated Library System (ILS), access and discovery tools, and other library or third-party systems, and administration and maintenance of automated acquisitions and discovery processes as well as functional expertise in library acquisitions, to track and troubleshoot orders, invoices, access, and discoverability.

 

The search will remain open until September 19, 2019, 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/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 M. Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@ufl.edu.

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Reference and Instruction Librarian (Part-Time), Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Part-Time Reference and Instruction Librarian provides reference services and instruction to students, faculty and staff at Alden Library and/or Downtown Library.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Staffs the reference desk and answers questions in person or via phone, email or chat.
2. Leads library instruction sessions.
3. Prepares course-specific materials to support students' research needs.
4. Keeps reference and instruction statistics as needed.
5. Assists users in use of equipment and facilities.
6. Assists full-time librarians on special projects in support of the services of the library.
7. Actively support the teaching and learning process; practicing honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strive to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
8. Work actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork. Respect the function of dissent in an academic institution while advancing a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.
9. Embrace the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, and sexual orientation.
10. Provide flexible, responsive and high quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assess processes and procedures and revise accordingly.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master's in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library/Information Science program.
2. Experience in teaching library orientation and information literacy sessions to individuals and groups.
3. Experience providing reference service using print and electronic resources.
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
5. Excellent Customer Service skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Experience working in a Community College library.
2. Experience creating Libguides or other multimedia reference resources.
3. Experience with chat reference and social media in library work.
4. Experience providing reference and instruction for distance education.


SALARY:
MCCC Professional rate of $28.29 per hour. No benefits apply.

HOURS:
Day, evening and Saturday shifts at both the West Boylston and Downtown Libraries are available.

TO APPLY:
Applicants should visit our website at www.QCC.edu/human-resources  for information about our college and must apply online by September 8, 2019.  All internal applicants should be aware that their application for this vacancy constitutes permission for review of their personnel file. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply.  Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action college supporting diversity.

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Archives Student Worker, Simmons University, Boston, MA

JOB POSTING - PART-TIME POSITION
STARTING IN FALL 2019

TITLE: Simmons University Archives Student Worker


HOURS: 15 - 20 hours per week, Beginning Sept/Oct 2019 and continuing through at least May 2020


RATE OF PAY:  $16/hr


REPORTS TO:    Lauren Loftis, Archivist & Digital Initiatives Librarian

REQUIREMENTS:    

  • Enrolled in SLIS with an emphasis in Archives Management.   
  • Must be enrolled in or have completed LIS438 OR have equivalent experience working in an archives setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   

  •  Provides reference and public service to patrons in person, over the phone, and through email
  • Monitors the Archives Reading Room, ensuring careful handling of unique collection materials
  • Ensures confidentiality of sensitive documents
  • Appraises, accessions, and processes archives and manuscript collections, including photographs, audiovisual materials, and ready reference files
  • Assists with Records Management program, preparing material to be sent offsite
  • Creates, prepares, and mounts physical exhibits
  • Assists with digital initiatives projects, including the processing and scanning of material for online exhibits
  • Assists with stack and office maintenance
  • Performs other duties as requested



APPLY:    Please submit a resume and cover letter here

    For more information, please email archives@simmons.edu

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Acquisitions Manager, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Information and Technical Services (ITS) is currently seeking candidates for the position of Acquisitions Manager. ITS actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management for the Harvard Library.

As a member of the Acquisitions Section under the supervision of the Head of Acquisitions, and as a member of the ITS management team, the incumbent facilitates timely access to Harvard Library collections by managing the one of four units within the Acquisitions Section, a unit that performs a variety of acquisitions and copy cataloging duties for monographs in multiple languages and formats. While working closely with Library Directors and Collection Development Colleagues, the incumbent also works collaboratively with other ITS managers to develop department-wide strategic and operational plans, policies, and best practices for technical services in the Harvard Library.  In addition, the manager provides the leadership and supervision necessary for successful change management and staff retraining.

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

This position is located in the Central Square area of Cambridge, MA.

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

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Outreach Librarian for Student Success, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Outreach Librarian for Student Success is a highly motivated, results-oriented librarian who values an
innovative student-centered approach to the development of library services. They develop, implement,
promote, and assess activities aimed at improving undergraduate and graduate student engagement, retention and success at Fitchburg State University. They provide research services. They participate in the Library Instruction program. They participate in the Library Liaison program and in collection development. They develop, implement and promote programs that engage diverse populations in the surrounding communities.


Duties and Responsibilities:
Outreach:
1. Develop, coordinate, implement and assesses programs and services aimed at improving undergraduate
and graduate student engagement, retention and success at Fitchburg State University. Examples might
include orientations, FYE program, personal librarian program, and finals support.
2. Work collaboratively with campus partners and student groups to support student success initiatives across
campus, e.g. student affairs, International Education Office, tutor center, etc.
3. Develop community-engaged programs for diverse populations in the surrounding communities in
partnership with the University and with local community members.
4. Publicize library services, resources, and events through various communication channels. Create
promotional materials.


Instructional Services:
1. Participate in the instruction schedule, providing formal and informal instruction or research sessions,
which may include upper-level and graduate research classes, Information Literacy classes, technology
workshops, and the Embedded Librarian program.
2. Participate in the development and management of course materials and curriculum content supporting
the instruction programs, including the creation and enhancement of online learning objects such as
specialized research guides and multimedia tutorials.
3. Participate in the evaluation of classroom technologies and pedagogies to improve teaching, and explore
and recommend new methods of delivering information literacy content and fostering critical evaluation
skills.


Research Services:
1. Participate in the research desk rotation. Answer both ready reference and in-depth research questions
by various methods, such as IM, email, appointments, phone, and in-person.
2. Participate in the development and evaluation of innovative uses of technology and other initiatives in
support of research services for various student populations.
3. Develop collaborative ongoing relationships with faculty, staff, and various student populations to
enhance research services offered in the library and support teaching and learning.


Shared Responsibilities:
1. Manage and participate in all aspects of collection development and librarian liaison responsibilities for
assigned academic departments and subject areas.
2. Stays abreast of current trends and best practices in areas of responsibility and takes steps necessary to
integrate these into the Library as appropriate.
3. Participate in the creation and management of related reports, statistics, and assessment of services.
Contribute to the design and implementation of overall library assessment initiatives.
4. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Campus Community
1. Librarian responsibilities as a professional may include those in the following areas:

      - Participation as a professional in public service
      - Participation in and contributions to the improvements and development of the academic programs or    academic services as those programs or services relate to the library

      - Participation in and contributions to the professional growth and development of the College
Community

2. Attendance at University functions such as annual faculty meetings, commencement, convocations, etc.;
participate and carry out assignments for committees and departmental meetings.

This position requires some evening and weekend work, as needed to fulfill responsibilities of position.


Qualifications Required:
1. A Masters of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent Master's
degree, such as a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or a Master of Library Science
and Information Science (M.L.S.I.S.).
2. Ability to perform multiple tasks and responsibilities within established timeframes.
3. Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty, students, staff and community
members.
4. Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service, which are required criteria to meet University
requirements for promotion and tenure. A terminal degree for librarians is required to attain tenure.
5. Ability to perform the duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
6. Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI)
as well as a completed background check satisfactory to the university.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Ability to create promotional and instructional materials.
2. Bilingual (Spanish-speaking).
3. Creative approach to the development of new services; commitment to responsive and innovative
service.
4. Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to creating and sustaining a diverse and
inclusive work and learning environments.
5. Demonstrated understanding of key issues and emerging trends in academic libraries and higher
education.
6. Effective teaching skills, in group and individual settings. Understanding of the concepts and goals of
information literacy.

Application Instructions:
For a full job description and to apply, please visit our jobsite at http://fitchburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=114780

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Metadata Management Specialist, Harvard University / Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Metadata Management team in Harvard Library is seeking a part-time metadata specialist to contribute to diverse metadata projects in support of our linked data initiatives and other discovery innovations.  This is a great opportunity for an early-career library metadata practitioner to get hands-on experience on a forward-looking project.

Time: 8-10 hrs / wk through June 2020
Wage: $22 / hr


The Metadata Management Specialist will work with the team completing the final year of the Andrew W. Mellon grant-funded project: Linked Data for Production 2: Pathway to Implementation.  Activities include data cleaning and transformations, working with various APIs to query data sources and conduct batch transactions between systems, exploring Wikidata integrations, scripting processes for automating workflows, metadata analysis of large data sets and conducting normalizations, and other related metadata activities as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications include:

  • Familiarity with linked data concepts and RDF serializations, such as TTL
    Familiarity with data formats including CSV, JSON, and XML, and with text editors such as Atom
    Experience with OpenRefine and working with datasets
    Working knowledge of XML and editing tools, e.g. Oxygen
    Experience with data transformation techniques and tools, e.g. XSLT
    Ability to work with ambiguity and engage in independent learning and analysis
    Understanding of library metadata principles and familiarity with recent developments around library linked data, ideally BIBFRAME

Additional skills:

  • Experience with scripting/coding desirable, e.g. Python
    Experience with APIs
    Familiarity with GitHub desirable

Full/Part Time

Temporary

How to Apply

Applicants should direct a cover letter and resume to Michelle Durocher, Head of Metadata Management, Harvard Library, at the following: michelle_durocher@harvard.edu.

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Public Services Assistant, Baker Library Special Collections - Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

  • 14 hours per week
  • Available immediately
  • Salary $18.00/hour

Specific Duties:
Excellent opportunity to contribute toward the daily public services operations and generally support a special collections department. Staffs the Reading Room for two hours per week, serving as the public face of Baker Library Special Collections, assisting users, answering questions, and ensuring the safety and security of collections. Provides reference services for remote researchers by answering basic questions as assigned by Public Services staff and conducting research in holdings. 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 assist with stacks management projects, including barcoding, shelf reads, and inventories on a limited basis.

Available immediately, this is a 14 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 graduate students.

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.

Overview:
Baker Library Special Collections collects rare and unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry. The collections span eight centuries beginning in the late 1300s to the present day and include corporate archives, manuscripts, account ledgers, rare books, broadsides, photographs, films, electronic records, and company annual reports. The extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives include the records of the School from its founding in 1908 to the present day. These rich and varied collections support research in a remarkably diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social, and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

Baker Library Special Collections provides access to these materials in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room in Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.

To apply, please contact Heather Oswald at hoswald@hbs.edu and submit a resume and cover letter. Please, no phone calls.

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Processing Assistant, Schlesinger Library - Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Cambridge, MA

Hours: 14 hours/week with weekly schedule to be determined. Flexible hours between Monday and Friday, 9-5.

Eligibility: This is a pre-professional position open to currently enrolled Simmons GLIS students.

Library: The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in America. The collection consists of manuscript collections of individuals, families, and organizations, with particular strengths in women's rights, suffrage, feminism, health and sexuality, social reform, and education. Some collections of note include Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, June Jordan, Julia Child, Pauli Murray, and Judy Chicago, the National Organization for Women, and the recently acquired Angela Davis papers. In addition, the library's book and periodical collections cover the full range of research on women as well as writings by women. The library has a particularly strong culinary collection dating from the late 18th century to the present.

Location: Schlesinger Library, 3 James Street, Cambridge, MA. Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square. Radcliffe Yard is located between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge.

Description: The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America has an opening for a Processing Assistant to support the processing activities of four archivists. Work includes preservation photocopying, creating inventories and EAD finding aids, re-foldering, completing basic preservation tasks, searching HOLLIS for printed material, writing blog posts, and other activities as needed. Work may also include cataloging audiovisual material and/or processing small collections or parts of collections.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Completion of LIS 438 and 440 or similar introductory archives coursework
  • Requires excellent focus and close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
  • Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.


Preferred:

  • Interest in women's studies


Salary: $14.50/hour

Start date: Mid- September or October 2019

To Apply:
Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Amber L. Moore
amber_moore@radcliffe.harvard.edu


Resume review will begin during first week of September.

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NNLM PNR Research & Data Coordinator -Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The UW Libraries seeks an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine. This position will be one of a team of four coordinators in the RML and will report to the NNLM PNR Associate Director. Application Deadline is September 19, 2019.


Apply online here: https://apply.interfolio.com/67095

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Part-Time Digital Asset Management Assistant, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Job Description:
The part-time digital asset management assistant will help us process our photo shoots using our DAM system (Portfolio Extensis). The assistant will be responsible for uploading and adding metadata to all shoots. Our database which currently contains over 200,000 assets, is used by multiple departments throughout Harvard Law School and is the primary digital photo collection of "current" law school images.

The ideal candidate is someone in their first or second year at Simmons who has a strong interest in this work and who could work with us for 2+ years as they finish their graduate degree. The individual should have experience working with and managing digital asset management systems and have an understanding of working with taxonomies and meta data. The assistant would also help with our WordPress site, helping to add images to the media library and to create photo galleries.

Skills: Familiarity with WordPress, Photoshop; strong communications skills; strong visual skills; independent worker and self-starter, does not require extensive direction, strong attention to detail and someone who is naturally curious and motivated, collaborative and willing to take on all tasks. Position begins immediately.

Application Instructions:
Please send cover letter and resume to lgrant@law.harvard.edu.

The position is for 10-12 hours per week, $18-20 per hour depending on experience. The hours are flexible within the work week. All work is done on site.

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Head of Access Services, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

About Lesley University:
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and
undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly
creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 6,400
students and 92,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.


We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability
insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition
remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.


Job Description:
As part of the library leadership team, the Head of Access Services sets departmental goals and plans for their implementation and assessment. They work with library leadership on operational and strategic planning and to ensure quality customer service is provided at the Information Desk and they identify and implement continual improvements and efficiencies in circulation, document delivery/interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, retrieval and user services.


Essential Functions:

  • Performs a wide range of managerial duties associated with supervising staff: creates training documents, administers budgets for student employees, sets priorities, plans workflow, resolves problems, interprets and monitors policies.
  • Recommends for hire, trains, supervises, develops and evaluates departmental staff and student workers.
  • Formulates and recommends access services policies and procedures including registration of new borrowers, maintenance of the patron database, borrowing privileges and procedures, overdue and recall policies, fine policies, stack maintenance and library access in conjunction with library leadership and consortia partners. Ensures consistency of service between service points at the Moriarty and Sherrill libraries.
  • Supervises, and provides in absence of Library Assistant, interlibrary loan and document delivery functions. Develops and promotes policies and procedures to deliver services to the Lesley community regardless of location. Responsible for continuous maintenance and inventory of the library's collection.
  • Provides back up to Evening Supervisor and Library Assistant. Ability to accommodate flexible scheduling as needed.
  • Serves as the libraries' resource person for copyright and intellectual property issues as they impact Access Services operations. Processes complicated copyright permission requests. Monitors the budget for copyright permissions and communicates with Copyright Clearance Center.
  • Collects and deposits overdue fines and item replacement monies.
  • Upholds the confidentiality of patron records and adheres to university regulations. Informs staff of policies re confidentiality.
  • Collaborates with the Access Services Team to collect, analyze, prepare and disseminate statistical reports relating to Access Services.
  • Acts as liaison to appropriate university departments including the Registrar, Bursar, Document Center, Physical Plant and Security.
  • Serves as or delegates someone to be the library's representative to the consortial committees responsible for developing access services policies and procedures.
  • Advises the Dean of Libraries on disaster planning. Communicates the library's schedule during inclement weather.
  • Engages in professional development activities at all levels.
  • Serves as a faculty library liaison, with responsibility for developing and maintaining print and electronic collections, as well as providing regular communication with departmental faculty in one or more academic departments. Create and maintain effective library guides for those subject areas.
  • Participates in Library Instruction Programs as needed.
  • Identifies and recommends technology necessary for the operations of Access Services by keeping current on upgrades and improvements to Circulation and Interlibrary Loan software.Responsible for providing upgrades as needed.


Requirements:

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 - 5 years of professional experience in progressively responsible public service positions.
  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and supervise staff.
  • Superior oral and written interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and with diverse clientele.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend hours.
  • Ability to set and deal with multiple priorities.
  • Ability to analyze situations and complex data.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Access Services in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of Endeavor Voyager and Blackboard.
  • Experience working with consortia.
  • Ability to mentor others.
  • Knowledge of U.S. copyright law and intellectual property issues.
  • Proven ability to initiate and implement projects.
  • Knowledge of online database searching, intermediate technology skills including Microsoft Office suite, and familiarity with library and office equipment.

For more information and to apply, please visit:
https://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=114702&ampCNTRNO=1&TSTMP=1566230734133
Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

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Student Worker, Beatley Library - Simmons University, Boston, MA

POSITION DESCRIPTION
This position provides reference, circulation, and Interlibrary Loan services to members of the Simmons community.

Work Schedule: This position is specifically intended to fill a Sunday opening shift (9:45 a.m.), ideally for the entire academic year (Fall/Spring 2019/2020). Additional shifts may be taken based on availability.

Pay Rate: $16/hour

**Please note, this position is open to current SLIS students who have completed LIS 407 and/or LIS 415.  See below for more details.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides reference service in person, by phone, via email and chat, to Simmons Community members, FLO Consortium members, alumnae/i,  and guest patrons (**pre-requisite: completion of LIS 407)

  • Provides check-in/out of reserves and circulating materials
  • Addresses issues with borrowers' records
  • Maintains  users' privacy
  • Performs Library opening and closing duties as scheduled
  • Assists patrons using and troubleshooting equipment such as computers, printers (multi-function devices), and closed-circuit television
  • Fills requests from other libraries for materials from Beatley (interlibrary loan - lending)
  • Fills requests from users for materials from other libraries (**interlibrary loan - borrowing; pre-requisite: completion of LIS 415)
  • Fills requests from users for materials from Beatley (document delivery)
  • Fills requests from faculty for materials to be placed on course reserve
  • Assists in the creation of physical and virtual displays of items from the Library's collections
  • Shelf-reads and shelves materials in addition to stacks and collections projects as assigned
  • Performs other duties or projects as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  • Current enrollment in the Simmons SLIS program
  • Completion of LIS 407: Information Sources and Services and/or LIS 415: Information Organization
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Job link is here: R06257 Interlibrary Loan Assistant - Student (General) (Open)

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Charles Stuart University, Wagga Wagga, AUS

Reference no: 492996
Work type: Continuing - Full Time
Location: Wagga Wagga
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

  • Progress an active research and teaching career
  • Join one of the biggest schools in information studies in the world
  • Flexible working arrangements and relocation assistance available


The Role

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • Level B/C - AU$94,478 to AU$133,238 pa (plus 17% superannuation)
  • Wagga Wagga


Actively contribute to teaching, research and curriculum development in the School of Information Studies teaching a range of subjects utilising a range of delivery modes. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to develop and progress an active research profile aligned to the strategic direction of the School.

The successful candidate will be appointed as either a Lecturer in Information Studies (similar to Assistant Professor in North America) or as a Senior Lecturer in Information Studies (similar to Associate Professor in North America).

The successful candidate would normally be required to work at the CSU campus at Wagga Wagga, although in some instances a flexible working arrangement, where the candidate is based off campus in another location in Australia, may be negotiable.

To be successful you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification appropriate to the level being applied for, or equivalent accreditation and standing
  • A record of research relevant to the discipline
  • Evidence of the delivery of high quality student centred learning and teaching
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Information Studies with ability to teach and research in information organisation, archives and records, or scholarly communication


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 1,700 students, playing a key role in the information professions. The University's research in Library and Information Studies was rated 'above world standard' in the recent national assessment exercise (Excellence in Research for Australia) conducted by the Australian Research Council.

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.

Further Information
Additional information is available in the position description(s):

or by contacting:

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kennan | Acting Head, School of Information Studies | mkennan@csu.edu.au | Ph: +612 6933 4893

Closing Date: 11pm, 15 September 2019

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Systems Librarian, US Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

I.  Position Summary:
This position is located in the Library of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, a four-year, accredited, degree granting institution and center of leadership development for the Coast Guard.  The incumbent is responsible for performing all functions of systems librarian required to support the education and training outcomes of the Academy.  The incumbent serves as the database administrator for the library's integrated system and trains staff on new technologies. The incumbent provides leadership in the management and procurement of electronic resources and in solving problems associated with their delivery.  The incumbent is expected to advise the library director on issues and new developments in the areas of library systems and trends associated with the delivery of electronic resources.

II.  Responsibilities
Plans for, evaluates, implements, customizes, upgrades, and assesses all automated systems and other computer applications, including website.
Troubleshoots hardware, software, and access issues.
Trains library staff in the use of library systems and applications.
Administers new and existing licensing for electronic resources and monitors subscriptions to comply with licensing terms and conditions.
Arranges trials, activates new electronic subscriptions, and troubleshoots reported access problems.
Collects and compiles statistics for use in administrative reports and mandated surveys.
Works closely with Information Services, faculty, cadets, and vendors to solve problems

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).


This is a federal civil service position with a salary range at the GS-11 level ($69,339.00 to $90,146.00).  The federal government provides an excellent benefits package.  For a complete vacancy announcement and to apply for the position, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543139600.  Applications must be submitted through USAJOBS.gov by August 29, 2019 but early submittals are encouraged. The U. S. Coast Guard is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. 

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Director of Library Digital Technologies, Brown University Library, Providence, R

The Director of Library Digital Technologies (LDT) provides energetic, creative, and forward-looking leadership for the Brown University Library's digital infrastructure and applications. Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian, and a member of the Library's leadership team, the Director coordinates and collaborates with partners in the Library, the University's Computing and Information Services (CIS) department, and other campus units to ensure that the Library's digital services are aligned with the teaching and research mission of the University.


The Director of LDT will be responsible for setting strategic goals, allocating resources, and overseeing the successful implementation, maintenance, refreshment, and integration of the Library's information technology program, which includes on-premise, locally hosted, and vendor hosted enterprise level applications. The Director provides high level oversight for the continuous operation of the library's website, digital repository, and other locally hosted web services, and works closely with other library and University stakeholders to manage hosted applications, such as the Integrated Library System Sierra, ILLIAD interlibrary loan software, and customized applications for resource discovery, course reserves, interlibrary loan and document lending, and researcher profiles. The Director ensures that the Library's IT program is integrated with the University's technology strategies and infrastructure; meets accepted and emerging security and access protocols; and is responsive to the needs of students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders. A leader in the academic library IT field, the Director will represent the Brown University Library in technology initiatives at the local and national level, including participation in the Ivy Plus Libraries' Confederation.


A highly collaborative leader, the Director of LDT contributes to the development of a compelling vision for how digital technology can strengthen existing workflows for collections management; contribute to outstanding digital scholarship; support resource acquisition and discovery; expose scholarship through an outstanding repository platform; and promote the Brown University Library's programs, services, and expert staff through a state-of-the-art, user-centered, and accessible website aligned with University
web standards. The Director collaborates with all library units to ensure the unit is fully integrated into the Library's operations as a whole, including a strong emphasis on diversity, equity, access, and
inclusion.


The Director directly supervises a team of management and non-management professional staff members (software developers, systems administrator, web services, digital repository and desktop support technicians). In addition to the library website and the Brown Digital Repository, core applications supported include a Blacklight discovery interface for the Library's online catalog; Researchers at Brown, a faculty profile system built on the open-source VIVO platform; a custom application for managing course reserves; and support for various library specific technologies, including but not limited to, the integrated library system (ILS), interlibrary loan, special collections, and research guides.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Management/Technology or related field required.
  • Master's Degree in a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of five years increasingly responsible, substantive positions developing, planning, and successfully implementing user-centered technology services.
  • Experience with the implementation and maintenance of open source applications
  • Experience with developing and enforcing policies for data privacy, data security, and identity management.
  • Data driven approach to continuous assessment and improvement of programs and services
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.

Candidates please note: all offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal
background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.


To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:
https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ161602. 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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Four Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Faculty Positions, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Four Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Faculty Positions
Syracuse University School of Information Studies

Syracuse University's School of Information Studies (the iSchool, ischool.syr.edu) seeks scholars and leaders to fill four Assistant Professor (tenure track) faculty positions to start in Fall 2020. Exceptional candidates may be considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Successful candidates will have a productive program of research in an information-related field and be able to contribute to the development of students and courses in our degree programs in information management and technology, data science and data analytics, library and information science (including school media), and information science and technology.

The successful candidates will join our "Faculty of One": a highly collegial environment that stresses interdisciplinary collaboration among our school's faculty and with other members of the university community and beyond. Our research and teaching often adopt a socio-technical approach, recognizing that important problems are not simply technical nor just about people, but rather require both social and technological insights. We seek applicants whose topic areas and skills adopt this philosophy, and who can speak to overlapping areas within the school.

We are specifically seeking applicants with interests in one of four areas:  

1) network social dynamics, including causal networks, network science, social cognition, social contagion, relationship science, social networks or group decision making (position #074733).

2) augmented cognition, including forecasting, prediction systems, artificial intelligence, recommender systems, deep learning, data fusion, voting systems, machine learning, agent-based modeling, distributed cognition, human factors and collective behavior (position #074725).

3) data-centered and big data approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship  (position #074726).

4) technical, behavioral and/or social approaches to address security and privacy for trustworthy cyberspace (position #074727).

Positions 1 and 2 are part of an Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Autonomous Systems and Policy. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions for a cluster in the areas of augmented cognition and autonomous systems. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths and will participate in an organized cluster that spans the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs, the College of Law, the Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and of Psychology and the School of Information Studies.

Position 3 is part of an Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in Innovation and Entrepreneurship that has the goal of building an Innovation Living-Learning Ecosystem at the University. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions for a cluster in the areas of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths and will participate in an organized cluster that spans the Colleges of Visual & Performing Arts, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Whitman School of Management, the School of Information Studies as well as the Syracuse University Libraries.

Position 4 is part of an Invest Syracuse Signature Hire Initiative to strengthen teaching and research capacity in security for trustworthy cyberspace in the School of Information Studies. Signature hires should contribute to the national and international reputation of Syracuse University and translate their success into practical, real-world action with their students.

Women and members of groups traditionally underrepresented among scholars in higher education are encouraged to apply. We are interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to be effective with diverse groups of students, colleagues and community members. Experience mentoring students from marginalized groups is particularly valued.

A completed Ph.D. in a relevant field of study or the expectation of completion of the Ph.D. by August 2020 is required. The School is committed to professional development for junior faculty, and provides excellent mentoring and support.

Application process
Applications--including 1) a personal statement, including a cover letter outlining the applicant's interests and qualifications and including which position is being applied for plus short statements describing interests and accomplishments in research and in teaching; 2) a current curriculum vitae; and 3) names and contact information of at least three references--should be submitted at www.sujobopps.com.

All applications will be held in strict confidence; we will seek references only from finalists. We are pleased to speak with interested applicants ahead of submitting materials.

Screening of applications began in October 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Direct questions to Professor Kevin Crowston, search committee chair, crowston@syr.edu.  

About the iSchool at Syracuse University
Located at the center of picturesque Syracuse University, the iSchool prides itself on being a thought leader in both scholarship and instruction. Our faculty have recognized strengths in information retrieval, information management, library programs and services, natural language processing, computational social science, online communities, civic participation, new forms of organization and collaboration, information and communications policy, smart energy systems, digital literacy, information privacy and security, globalization, data science, entrepreneurship, social media, social computing and other areas.

The iSchool has five degree programs and numerous certificate programs, with an enrollment of 29 doctoral students, 1084 masters students and 642 undergraduate majors, led by 43 full-time faculty and more than 100 part-time faculty. The iSchool is ranked #4 overall by US News and World Report for library and information science and #2 for information systems and #6 in the QS World University Rankings (2019). Faculty teach in the classroom and/or prepare and oversee delivery of online courses (with a typical allocation of two campus courses per semester), and mentor and advise undergraduate, masters and doctoral students.

iSchool faculty members received more than $5M in external research support in the past year. The iSchool hosts seven research centers and laboratories and is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Research and in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics and distinctive offerings. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates back to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

The University student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York state,  approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for medical care and for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy four seasons of recreational opportunities, having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousand Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.

The University is proud to offer a benefit program that is family-friendly, progressive, and responsive to the diversity of our community. Full-time faculty members are eligible for dependent tuition benefits, family medical leave and, in addition to maternity/disability leave, parental leave (primary caregivers of either gender may apply). The Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion & Resolution Services coordinates workplace accommodations for faculty and staff, guiding the ongoing development of an accessible university that embraces disability as an aspect of diversity.

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Assistant Professor (2 positions), University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for two Assistant Professors for an academic year appointment, tenure-track position, with responsibilities for teaching, advising, maintaining a personal research program, participating in professional activities, and serving on university committees. The faculty appointments will be part of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) program which offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, housed in the School of Information Science (http://ci.uky.edu/sis), in conjunction with other faculties within the College of Communication and Information, a member of the iSchool consortium. Candidates will be expected to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels, both online and face to face. 


For more information about the positions, please see: https://ci.uky.edu/sis/sites/default/files/2019%20position%20announcement.pdf  

For more information on Lexington and the surrounding area, please see:

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Liaison Librarian for Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin, TX

The University of Texas Libraries invites applications for the position of Liaison Librarian for Fine Arts. This position will provide innovative services to faculty and students in the fine arts and related units. They will serve as a member of the Teaching and Learning Engagement Team within the Academic Engagement division. Strong candidates will have an enthusiasm for supporting scholarship and teaching in art and design fields. They will be self-starters who communicate effectively and appreciate a varied and evolving work environment.

To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by the date of first review on Friday, September 13th, 2019.

To review a complete listing of responsibilities, qualifications, and salary information, and to apply, please visit the UT Austin Job Board.

Humanities Liaison Librarian for Fine Arts (Assistant Librarian) posting R_00005281: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Humanities-Liaison-Librarian-for-Fine-Arts_R_00005281

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. We welcome and respect all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Search extended until September 1, 2019.

UConn Library is hiring a full-time Electronic Resources Librarian at the Storrs Campus. Full description and instructions below.

Job ID: 2019617
Title:    Electronic Resources Librarian
Rank:   University Librarian I or II (UCP 5 or 7)
Area:    Collections & Discovery  

The Electronic Resources Librarian coordinates the life cycle of the Library's electronic resources. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions & Discovery, the Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively to develop and communicate best practices and procedures for the acquisition and management of the UConn Library's electronic resources.  This position will require innovation, creativity and a willingness to problem solve. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Electronic Resources Librarian will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University. 

The Electronic Resources Librarian engages in continuous learning and is professionally engaged at the state, regional, or national levels.  As an active member of the Collections & Discovery area's Acquisitions & Discovery unit, the Electronic Resources Librarian contributes to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaboration with colleagues and engagement with Library-wide initiatives, including serving on Library and University committees. The incumbent will be a positive contributor to the Library, founded on the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

Duties and Responsibilities
1.      Oversees all workflows related to managing the life cycle of the Library's electronic resources, including licensing, acquisitions, access, administration, support, and evaluation.   

2.      Works with vendors to develop and maintain effective business relationships.

3.      Participates in the review of contracts and negotiation of favorable pricing and licensing terms for electronic resources, including e-journal titles and packages.  

4.      Maintains an understanding of State of Connecticut and University of Connecticut procurement requirements (e.g., ethics affidavits) and ensures compliance.

5.      Coordinates license agreement processing and invoice payments. Tracks electronic resource expenditures and monitors budget.

6.      Notifies vendors of renewal and cancellation decisions and ensures timely communications with appropriate user communities on new or cancelled resources.

7.      Establishes access to new electronic resources, monitors platform changes, and works collaboratively to investigate, resolve and communicate access issues.

8.      Updates and maintains remote access and authentication products, such as EZproxy.

9.      Tracks and manages complex changes in the UConn Library's e-resources collections.

10.  Informs the strategic allocation of funds by leveraging assessment tools to evaluate current resources and identify areas of user need, including overseeing the collection and analysis of electronic resources.


Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian I (UCP 5):
1.      Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program (or international equivalent).

2.      Work experience in a library and/or library consortia setting.

3.      Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, interact collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships.

4.      Familiarity with current electronic management systems and workflows, technologies, and integrated library systems.

5.      Knowledge of current licensing and renewal issues for academic or research libraries.

6.      Ability to analyze and evaluate data in order to produce reports and recommendations for decision-making purposes.  

7.      Demonstrated leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

 

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian II (UCP 7):
1.      Minimum of three years' experience in an academic library or comparable setting.

2.      Demonstrated understanding of current licensing and renewal issues for academic or research libraries and a user-centered approach to e-resource collection development and acquisitions.

3.      Demonstrated experience managing a project or budget for a department, project, team, or committee.

4.      Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a local level or higher.
 

Preferred Qualifications for Both Appointments:
1.      Recent experience working and negotiating with commercial and academic vendors including pricing, licensing, and contract negotiations for all e-resource types.

2.      Experience with Ex Libris Alma and/or electronic resource management systems.

3.      Familiarity with current e-resource standards and protocols (e.g., KBART, COUNTER, and SERU).

4.      Demonstrated awareness of current national trends and developments in shared and consortia collection development and management.

5.      Experience coordinating projects with demonstrated project management skills.

Appointment Terms
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top public research universities. 

UConn's faculty and staff are a critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.  For information on employment opportunities at the UConn Library please contact Ellen Silbermann.

This is a full-time position based in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.  

To Apply
Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, (Reference search #2019617) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by September 1, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019617)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 1, 2019.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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Public Services Assistant, Houghton Library - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library seeks a Public Services Assistant to support researchers in the Houghton Library Reading Room. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to gain reference experience in a premier rare book and manuscript library. This two-year position is designed to provide additional support to Houghton during a period of transition driven by a major renovation that will close the library for a year, August 2019- August 2020.
 
Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Public Services, while working closely with Public Services Division team members, the individual in this position will provide support in planning and coordinating the relocation of the Houghton Reading Room to an interim location and the reopening of the Reading Room in the renovated Houghton Library. The position will assist Public Services staff in the movement of collections, documenting public services workflows and policies, providing reference and public services to on-site and remote library patrons, and monitoring the operations of the reading room.
 
This position will work 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with possible occasional evening and weekend shifts.

*This is a two year term appointment. The end date will be based on the start date.

Apply: To view the complete position description and to apply, see here.

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Diversity Fellows (2 positions), University of California, Davis, CA

The Library at the University of California, Davis, seeks two dynamic, user-oriented, early-career librarians to participate in a two-year Diversity Fellowship Program. The goals of the program are to

  • Advance diversity and equal opportunity in the profession by recruiting individuals with the potential for leadership in addressing the barriers that have prevented individuals from traditionally underrepresented ethnic or racial minority groups, gender or gender identities, or physical or cognitive abilities from full participation in careers in academic librarianship
  • Recruit to the Library of the University of California, Davis, for the duration of the fellowship, individuals relatively new to working in a research library by providing opportunities to
    • contribute meaningfully to defining the changing role of research libraries and the required workforce of the future
    • acquire meaningful, practical experience in a research library in a top-rated research institution

This program will provide the incumbents with a supportive environment to gain the requisite knowledge, skills, and competencies to thrive in an academic library setting with a focus on promoting undergraduate and professional student academic success and life-long learning.

Early-career librarians who are interested in pursuing academic librarianship and have an interest in contributing meaningfully to defining the changing role of research libraries and the required workforce of the future, as well as those interested in acquiring meaningful, practical experience in a research library in a top-rated research institution are encouraged to apply. The Fellows report to the Head of Student Services and will participate in a team of professionals to work collaboratively to develop, implement, and support library information services for students of UC Davis.

Salary: Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 1, $55,014--Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 6, $62,854, depending on qualifications and experience. This is a two-year temporary position.


Apply: For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit
https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/careers/


Candidates applying by October 7, 2019 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

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Librarian for History and Area Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for History and area studies actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the designated departments and programs, and provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.

 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the work of faculty and students in History, History of Science and Technology, and area studies programs to be determined based on the candidate's education, experience, and interest.
  • Analyze trends in assigned departments' and programs' teaching and research programs to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Apply pedagogical best practices, including the ACRL Framework, to provide research and information literacy support to students and faculty. 
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital scholarship, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections' unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • MLIS or equivalent and a Master's degree in a related field.
  • Three years professional library experience required.
  • Solid command of the history and major trends in research and scholarly publishing in assigned areas, including digital scholarship and dissemination.
  • Experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience with collection development and management for general collections, rare books, and manuscripts.
  • Demonstrated active engagement with collections through exhibits, digital initiatives, or similar.
  • Experience in developing and delivering innovative instruction and research support services.
  • Working knowledge of at least one Western European language.
  • Exemplary goal-orientation and self-management abilities.
  • An attitude of energy, initiative, innovation, drive, and team-orientation.
  • Advanced cultural competency that demonstrates an interest in participating in and leading discussions, initiatives, and collection development activities that reflect diversity and inclusion issues relevant to students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a technologically sophisticated and rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Outward-facing, user-centered service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment.
  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.

Read full job description and apply online here.

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Librarian III, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for Modern European Languages and Literature actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the German and Romance Languages and Literature department and the Comparative Thought and Literature department. Librarian III provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.  S/he analyzes trends in humanities teaching and research programs, including the growing use of digital humanities tools and practices, to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications and uses this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.

 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Actively promote the use of these collections through programmatic outreach, awareness, public programs, and instructional activities.
  • Research digital humanities technologies and methodologies and promote their role in research and teaching to faculty and students.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital humanities, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections' unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • MLIS or equivalent and a Master's degree in a related field required
  • B.A. in one European language, and working knowledge of a second European language
  • Experience in an academic or research library
  • Three years related experience required
  • Experience in developing and delivering innovative instruction and research support services

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population


Read the full job description and apply online here.

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Collections Assistant (less than half time), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

This is a less than half time position, working no more than 14 hrs per week.

Founded in 1895 as a department of the Fogg Art Museum, The Fine Arts Library is among the leading libraries in the world for the study of art, architecture, and visual culture from antiquity to the present. Our collections include extensive textual and visual documentation about individual paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, architecture and decorative arts; the history of collecting; art museums; twentieth-century art movements, including video and performance art; and art conservation. In addition to outstanding collections of books, periodicals, exhibition catalogs, pamphlets, and auction catalogs, the Library's special collections contain over two million photographs, prints, postcards, albums, rubbings, and drawings. The Fine Arts Library provides research and curricular support for all areas in the history of art, architecture, photography, and the decorative arts.

The Fine Arts Library at Littauer Center seeks a Collections Assistant to assist staff with processing and physical management of FAL's collections. Tasks include shelf reading, processing book donations, and other collection-related projects as needed.  Reporting to the FAL Collection Development Librarian, the incumbent will work independently with minimum supervision and collaboratively with library staff and student workers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processing material for preservation
  • Identifying collections in need of cataloging
  • Identifying vendors for the purchase of material
  • Processing book donations
  • Shelf reading and stacks management
  • Researching open serial orders
  • Coordinating transfers or disposition of duplicates and discards
  • Provides clerical and research support to FAL staff and other duties, as assigned


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and relevant library or archival experience
  • Basic familiarity with library descriptive standards (cataloging rules, subject headings, and classification schemes, etc.)
  • Ability to manage digital and paper files and documents according to internal naming conventions in a networked environment.
  • Ability to operate office machines, such as copiers and a variety of scanners


Additional Requirements:

  • Pursuing or completed a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
  • Familiarity with academic electronic resources
  • Subject knowledge or interest in art history


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The ability to lift, carry, and position books and other materials weighing up 40 lbs.
  • The ability to use desktop (keyboard, monitor, and mouse) and mobile computing tools, such as laptops and tablets.


How to Apply
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Jessica Aberle, jessica_aberle@harvard.edu.

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Part-Time Catalog Librarian, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA

Responsibilities:
Responsible for providing professional library services to enhance the database representing the library materials held at MCC through cataloging and related technical services functions.


Essential Job Functions:
Provides original and complex copy cataloging and classification for MCC library materials via OCLC in all formats using LC classification in a shared catalog of academic libraries (HELM).

Improves access to library materials through enhancement of existing catalog records to include contents notes and other details not originally included.

Participates as a member of a team of MCC professional librarians to provide a wide range of library services.  Provides a backup to circulation, reference, and other technical services staff in their absence.

Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas.  Attends training sessions and meetings related to cataloging and technical services functions as needed to ensure an accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date library catalog.

Provides supervision of support staff in the absence of the coordinator.

Performs related duties as directed..


Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or closely related field.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding of  individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience with original cataloging in an academic setting, Knowledge LC, RDA.
  • Bilingual skills


Apply:

For full job description and to apply online, click here.

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Project Archivist, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

The Jane Kessler Memorial Archives at Penland School of Craft (the archives) collects, preserves, and makes available the records of Penland School. The archives' collections track the evolution of Penland from its beginning during the Appalachian Craft Revival into the influential adult education center that it is today. The archives collects not only the administrative records of the school, but also holds manuscript collections, maps and architectural drawings, image and audio-visual collections, objects and artifacts, and selected print materials. The archives is the only permanent collecting entity at the school.


Under the supervision of the Archivist, the Project Archivist will manage a grant-supported project that focuses on preserving at-risk audio-visual materials through digitization. This will include planning and managing the digitization of those materials by others, the implementation of a digital asset management system (DAM) for the archives, and the transfer of digital media files to the DAM. All project materials will be catalogued into the archives' existing ArchivesSpace database and records will be linked with the DAM. Planning for sustainable solutions for the management and preservation of digital files, ensuring access to these resources, and documentation of the project itself, are critical components of this work.


Please see the full job description at https://penland.org/about/jobs-internships/. The funding for this project has been secured through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the project archivist will be responsible for maintaining accurate records of project activities and outcomes that will be included in periodic reports to NEH.



JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In collaboration with the archivist, plans for the effective preservation, access, and security of the collections as a whole and specifically develops and implements policies and procedures for the digital collections
  • Works with an external vendor to schedule and monitor digitization of 16mm film, and multiple formats of analog video and audio tapes
  • Arranges for the disposition of the resulting digital files
  • Conducts research and conveys findings by writing archival finding aids, project blogs, and Instagram posts
  • Arranges and describes simple and complex archival collections comprised mainly of visual resources, in accordance with accepted professional standards
  • Manages ingest, storage, and retrieval of digital assets; establishes protocols for downloading, renaming, backing up, rating, grouping, optimizing, maintaining and exporting digital media files
  • Familiarity with metadata schemas specific to visual resources and media files
  • Also consults with the school's IT Manager and Communications Manager to ensure open communications, systems compatibility, and to establish high standards that ensure the successful transfer and secure storage of all project materials


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Required: Formal training and professional experience--in a museum, library or archives setting--with digital archives and digital preservation
  • Preferred: Master's Degree or Master's level certificate in archives from an accredited program, with at least one year of professional experience directly related to the described responsibilities. Will consider applicant's with Bachelor's level training in museum studies, material culture, public history, digital collections, or related fields, with significant professional experience directly related to the described responsibilities


OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Background and interest in art/craft/design history, or material culture
  • Demonstrated experience with digital visual resource collections
  • Proficiency using ArchivesSpace or other collections management software
  • Experience implementing DAMs and using digital curation tools
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills
  • Ability to bend, reach, and lift boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs


Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and to work at a computer. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls and to talk fluently and to hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and to walk in areas of the campus with uneven terrain. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


Compensation:
Compensation discussions are a part of the interviewing process. Employees at Penland enjoy competitive pay, engaging benefits and a unique work environment of creative inquiry. We have a variety of seasonal, part-time and full-time positions. Classes are offered in the spring, summer and fall with a short winter residency in January and February. For more information about Penland, please visit http://penland.org/index.html.


Penland School of Crafts believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to fulfilling its mission. We want to inspire and nurture the human spirit, and we value the perspectives and contributions of all people. We want the Penland experience to include varied ideas, world views, and personal characteristics. Penland is committed to being a community that welcomes and respects everyone regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion, philosophical or political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, geographic origin, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to providing an environment free of discrimination.


To Apply:
The position will remain open until filled, however the initial review of applications will consist of applications received by September 20, 2019. Send resume, 3 references and cover letter addressing relevant experience and interest in the position to Sally Loftis, Human Resources Manager, at hrmanager@penland.org.

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Personnel Officer - Libraries, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Personnel Officer. The Libraries' Personnel
Officer develops, manages and executes services that address recruitment, retention and professional development of all staff in the University Libraries, with a special focus on fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. This position directs, manages and oversees all human resources functions, including employee relations, training and development, and employee benefits. Serves as the primary resource for the Libraries regarding all matters relative to campus personnel policies and procedures, and acts as primary liaison with Central Human Resources and other campus administrative offices relating to personnel matters. Serves as a member of the Libraries Administrative Team.


Apply: For more information, including minimum qualifications and application instructions, please visit
http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/502227/personnel-officer-libraries

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Library Applications Developer, Brandeis Library, Waltham, MA

The Brandeis Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Library Applications Developer. At Brandeis University, our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, thus we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Ranked #34 by U.S. News & World Report among National Universities, Brandeis is a research intensive, medium-sized university with strengths across the humanities and sciences. Unusual for an institution our size is our considerable research portfolio, exceeding $55 million last year.

Brandeis is home to award-winning faculty members, students from 100 countries, and talented staff, all deeply engaged in the Brandeis community. Brandeis is also notable for the strength of our creative arts, and community members enjoy many performances and activities throughout the year in theater, music, and the visual arts. Located in Metro Boston, this area is home to an incredible range of activities, including arts, theater, excellent restaurants, national parks, and beaches.

The Library is a fantastic environment for maintaining an excellent work/life balance, engaging in meaningful professional development, and pursuing professional networking with peers in higher education throughout New England and the nation.

The Brandeis Library is the geographic and symbolic center of campus, and its recent decoupling from the IT Department offers the unique opportunity to redefine relationships with research, faculty, students, staff, technology, and information resources. With approximately 50 dedicated staff members the Brandeis Library works in tandem with the community to generate and preserve scholarship. We offer research services, instructional support, access to research and teaching resources, patron services, library systems services, a MakerLab, multimedia labs and studios, and the University Archives and Special Collections. We are dedicated to meeting the changing needs of our users and providing a space for the community to gather, study, collaborate, and achieve.

For more information and to apply for careers at Brandeis University, please visit https://careers.brandeis.edu.   

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Library Clerk, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Library Clerk is a part-time, pre-professional position of 10-19 hours per week that provides assistance in multiple areas of the Library including circulation, reference, acquisitions, book processing, and shelving. The Library Clerk reports to the Associate Library Director.


PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Circulation, shelving, and retrieval of library materials.
  • Fills requests for items on reserve and at storage.
  • Is responsible for library's opening and closing procedures.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to students, faculty, and the public.
  • Provides instruction in the use of library materials, including indexes, reference materials and electronic resources.
  • Assists with maintenance of periodical collection.
  • Assists with the physical processing and maintenance of books.
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of LibGuides.
  • Perform Inter Library Loan request.
  • Other projects as assigned


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
B.A. or previous library experience required. Coursework towards M.L.S. degree is highly desirable.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience with the literature of architecture or art history is desirable as is experience with information literacy instruction and/or ease with technology and social media.

This position will work Monday  evenings 5pm-10pm and Saturdays 12-5pm with additional hours possible.


STANDARD EXPECTATIONS:
Team and Interpersonal Skills: Success in this position requires proven ability to develop professional positive rapport with other team members including support staff and senior staff.


Service Orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the
greatest extent possible, students and other employees are treated in such a way as to feel valued and
well served in their contacts with the facilities team as a professional representative of the BAC.

Confidentiality and Discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the
confidentiality of student and employee records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate
to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.


APPLY HERE: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=43ed2d4f-3653-424b-a940-d35b9640807d&jobId=272478

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Access Services Assistant (Temporary), Frances Loeb Design Library - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Opening/closing the library
  • Supervising student workers
  • General circulation and collections activity
  • Monitoring space usage, special projects


Please note: This is a temporary position and will not exceed 90 days.

Qualifications:

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


How to Apply:
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: jessica_armstrong@harvard.edu.

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Technology Reference Assistants, COCIS Technology - Simmons University, Boston, MA

COCIS Technology is hiring Technology Reference Assistants (TRAs) to staff the Tech Lab service desk and provide technical support to students, faculty, and staff of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences (COCIS) at Simmons University.

TRAs assist with troubleshooting software and hardware issues, respond to patron requests in-person, by phone, or email, and reserve tech labs.  They loan equipment, and help maintain the functionality and cleanliness of the five COCIS Technology labs.

Ideal candidates will have flexible schedules, a friendly disposition, and an interest in providing excellent technical customer service to our patrons. 

We are looking for applicants who:

  • Are familiar with troubleshooting computer software and hardware, and enjoy problem-solving.
  • Are comfortable with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to provide group and one-on-one instruction.
  • Would enjoy working with a service-oriented, technically adept support team.

 

Preferred candidates will also have interest in technologies and skills such as:

  • Video production, including recording and live streaming events.
  • Video editing, audio recording and editing for podcasting.
  • Open-source software, such as Drupal and WordPress.
  • Digital Library/Archival platforms such as Omeka and ArchivesSpace.
  • 3D printing, Raspberry Pis and other makerspace technologies.

Preference will be given to candidates who are able to start immediately at $15/hour.

 Feel free to stop by the Tech Lab (P-213) with any questions.

For immediate consideration, please email a cover letter and a current resume to 

Martin Mehrling at cocistechadmin@simmons.edu

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Project Management and Research Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Normal Work Week: TBD, 10 - 14 hours/week

Compensation: $20/hour; academic credit also possible

Summary: The Organizational Learning department at Harvard Library is seeking an assistant to work on several projects related to professional development and library administration. Approximately 50% of the position will be to serve as a project management assistant on a grant-funded initiative focusing on experiential learning in the workplace (including in libraries). The assistant will be responsible for managing meeting records (notes, project folders, etc.), doing background research, transcribing and coding user research data, and monitoring projects tasks and deadlines.

The other 50% of this position will be to serve as a general research assistant for other projects within Organizational Learning at Harvard Library. This work may include: transcribing and coding research interviews, conducting small scale user testing, conducting literature reviews, and assisting in the creation of curricular materials for library staff.

Job Duties:

  • Attend regular project meetings.
  • Manage all project documentation and meeting minutes for grant.
  • Transcribe and analyze focus group, interview, and/or survey data as needed.
  • Gather iterative feedback on prototypes and revise materials as needed.
  • Perform background research and literature reviews in topics related to professional development and training in libraries.


Requirements:

  • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail oriented; experience with project management preferred.
  • Experience or coursework in qualitative research methods/data analysis preferred.
  • Experience or coursework in user experience/user research preferred.
  • Experience with basic web development preferred.
  • Interest in library administration & professional development/training a plus.


Start Date: September 3, 2019 (negotiable)


End Date: May 29, 2020 (negotiable)


Application information:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Kris Markman, Ph.D., Director of Organizational Learning Harvard Library
kristine_markman@harvard.edu

Application screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Temporary Access Services Assistant, Harvard University / Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Temporary daytime assistant needed for the Fine Arts Library for 60-90 days. Responsible for opening/closing the library, supervising student workers, general circulation, monitoring space usage, and special projects.

Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM. Slight flexibility to hours may be possible, but this needs to be a daytime role.


Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong public service orientation, with previous library or related customer service experience preferred
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel) as well as collaborative tools (e.g. Google Suite, Microsoft Teams, etc.)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make sound decisions; follow through to completion
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and identify potentially more effective methods of work operation


Full/Part Time: Full Time

How to Apply: To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Spruill Harder, sgharder@fas.harvard.edu

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Teaching & Undergraduate Services Librarian, Columbia University, New York, NY

The Teaching & Undergraduate Services Librarian meets the library-oriented learning and research needs of Columbia's diverse undergraduate student communities. The Librarian works to build a sustained program of excellent library teaching and learning centered on undergraduate curricula, connecting that program with the Libraries' support for the teaching and learning needs of graduate students and faculty, and collaborating with the University's Center for Teaching & Learning, the Writing Center, and additional partners. The Librarian helps other library staff members to develop as instructors, engages in ongoing teaching and learning assessment, and keeps up with scholarly and professional trends. The Librarian also collects and maintains library materials for undergraduate populations, including for the Milstein undergraduate collection. As part of the Humanities & Global Studies department, the Librarian is responsible for research consultations, instructional services, and front-line research support in person and online.

Major Responsibilities:
- Strategically coordinate and participate in the Libraries' instruction program
- Serve as a mentor to other instruction librarians
- Promote library services to undergraduate students through creative programming and partnerships
- In collaboration with Assessment and Analytics team, evaluate student learning, librarian teaching, and instruction-program success.
- Develop relationships with campus partners
- Select and evaluate materials for undergraduate collections; manage designated budgets for these collections
- Provide front-line research support in person and online
- Keep up with evolving scholarly and professional trends; contribute to the profession locally and beyond

Minimum Qualifications:
- MLS or MEd or equivalent Masters in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Formal or informal experience teaching and using instructional technologies in an academic setting
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- A strong public service ethos and commitment to the values of a liberal arts education
- Commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion


Apply online at: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3796

As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.

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Research Assistant, Archivist, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

Research Assistant, Archivist, Global Media Manipulation Case Book (GMMCB)

10 hours a week (compensation $15 an hour)

Length of appointment: fall 2019 (with possible renewal)

 

 

The Technology and Social Change Research Project, a project at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School, is seeking a Research Assistant, Archivist, with an interest in social justice, digital media and online movement building, and politics and information integrity to support the collection and curation of case studies for the Global Media Manipulation Case Book (GMMCB). This archival work will be foundational to the architecture of the GMMCB.

 

 

This position is ideal for a student interested in library, information, and or archival studies.

 

 

This position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  

Responsibilities

  • sorting through an archive of Google alert emails 
  • creating and curating a master pull list of media manipulation cases
  • reviewing an archive of emails to identify relevant information
  • sorting of information and assigning priorities based on criteria
  • assisting with the development of archival practices and tools
  • monitoring of online media channels for additional info and cases

 

Competencies

  • good archival skills
  • familiar with memes and internet culture
  • inquisitive and resilient
  • Interest in online movements

 

Basic qualifications:                                                                                                                      

MLIS, or similar degree, in progress

 

The Technology and Social Change (TaSC) Research Project

Led by Dr. Joan Donovan (bio), the TaSC project aims to understand how media manipulation is a means to control public conversation, derail democracy, and disrupt society. The project conducts research, develops tools, and facilitates workshops for journalists, policy makers, technologists, and civil society organizations on how to detect, document, and debunk media manipulation campaigns. 

To apply please email: vanessa_rhinesmith@hks.harvard.edu

Subject heading: [research assistant application - archivist]

Please send a cover letter, resume, and one example of relevant work

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Technical Services Librarian, University of Connecticut School of Law Library, Hartford, CT

 The University of Connecticut School of Law Library, located in Hartford, CT, seeks forward-thinking and innovative applicants for the position of Technical Services Librarian (University Librarian I or II.) The ideal candidate is responsible for the ordering and receiving of all new and continuing resources in a variety of formats. Other duties include, but are not limited to: collecting metrics that enhance our library's ability to implement data-driven decision-making; troubleshooting collection access and discovery-related issues; and, performing a variety of database management duties related to acquisitions, serials, cataloging, electronic resources, and collection maintenance. To apply, please visit https://jobs.uconn.edu search #2020065.

Applications due September 15, 2019.

 

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Electronic Resources and Collections Librarian, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library, Maywood, IL

Description
The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library Electronic Resources librarian is collaborative, proactive, and service-oriented and applies innovative approaches to electronic resources and collections operations. This position is responsible for providing leadership for strategic development and management of the life cycle of new and existing electronic resources, discovery tools, and cataloging for all library resources in all formats. The librarian proactively solicits input from faculty students, and staff, adeptly promotes HSL collections and resources, and skillfully responds to Health Sciences campus resource needs. Reporting to the Director, this accomplished professional will join a small and dynamic team of talented librarians and capably manage change in an evolving technological environment.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a robust collection of electronic books, article databases, journals and other resources in support of stakeholder needs and University strategic mission
  • Lead cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in concert with the Library mission. Communicate goals and policy to faculty, staff, and students
  • Maintain timely and accurate metadata about the library's resources in a variety of systems, such as the Integrated Library System (ILS), the Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS), link resolver, A-Z lists, and discovery tool
  • Manage internal software including EZProxy, Serials Solutions, and Primo/Alma
  • Design and manage collections budget to ensure judicious and timely expenditure of funds
  • Apply usage statistics and other assessment data to identify needs, evaluate current and potential licenses and to support renewals, alternative access options, and withdrawal
  • Provide detailed collection policies that define the scope and level of collections and effectively communicate them to stakeholders
  • Establish and document workflows, processes, and best practices for electronic resources acquisition, licensing, implementation, assessment, and budget
  • Develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with vendors, colleagues, faculty, students and staff


Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
  • 3 - 5 years of professional library experience with progressive responsibilities in technical service in an academic, research, or health sciences library
  • Proven experience researching, implementing, and assessing electronic tools and resources
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience in setting up, providing access to, and troubleshooting issues with electronic resources through database and web page maintenance, cataloging, proxy server, and OpenURL linking
  • Demonstrated expertise with  copy cataloging of print, electronic, and other formatted materials
  • Familiarity with local ILS, OCLC Connexion, and working knowledge of MARC editors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (MeSH and LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
  • Working knowledge of common and emerging metadata standards such as: MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS, XML, XSLT


Preferred Qualifications

  • Flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor
  • Proven project management skills
  • Familiarity with biomedical research and experience searching biomedical and other health-related information resources and citation management systems
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, Python, Ruby or JavaScript
  • Strong commitment to working in a diverse and collegial atmosphere that offers ample opportunities for innovation and professional growth


Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted online: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/11760 and include a letter of application and a curriculum vitae.   Relocation assistance will not be provided.  The position will remain open until filled.



About Loyola University Chicago - Health Sciences Division
Loyola University Chicago is a nationally recognized urban university founded in 1870 in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.  The Health Sciences Library is located in Maywood, IL and supports nursing, medical, graduate biomedical, bioethics, and public health education and the Loyola University Medical Center. Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator and is committed to a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

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Harvard Library Bulletin Editorial Assistant, Houghton Library, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library seeks an intellectually curious, detail-oriented individual with an interest in academic writing for the position of Harvard Library Bulletin (HL) Editorial Assistant. Published by and housed in Houghton Library, HLB showcases scholarly research on collections from Harvard University libraries and archives. Between 2019-2020, HLB will go on hiatus in order to be reconceptualized as an online, open-access multimodal publishing platform. In addition to traditional text and still-image articles, HLB will also publish audio and video, virtual and augmented reality, and interactive content.

Reporting to HLB's Managing Editor, the Editorial Assistant will work with academic contributors and members of the HLB editorial team to review, edit, and prepare submissions for publication.

This is a less than half time position, working a maximum of 14 hrs per week.
 
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the manuscript submission process and keep accurate records
  • Conduct and track correspondence with authors and communicate information to the Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief as needed
  • Facilitate double-blind peer review processes by securing reviewers, preparing manuscripts for review, and relaying reviewer comments to authors
  • Consult with Harvard Library staff to assess submissions' bibliographic correctness
  • Work as part of the editorial team to ensure consistent style, grammar, and formatting, and to develop and implement style guidelines for different genres of digital scholarship
  • Help authors locate images from Harvard Library collections as needed
  • Maintain post-publication relationships between authors and HLB
  • Participate in editorial meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Proficiency with standard office and task-management software


Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in humanities or library science
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Proven ability to be a collegial and effective member of a team
  • Demonstrated time-management, self-organization, prioritization, and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with the academic writing and scholarly editing process
  • Strong grasp of American English grammar
  • Experience in scholarly publication, scholarly communication, and/or digital humanities
  • Familiarity with or interest in rare books, manuscripts, and/or archival materials


To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Managing Editor, Mitch Nakaue, mitch_nakaue@harvard.edu.

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Associate Dean for Research and Learning, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University's traditional campus is seeking an Associate Dean of Research & Learning who will be responsible for the vision and leadership of the Library's teaching and learning efforts across the University. The Associate Dean will clearly and effectively create, articulate, and implement strategic directions and objectives for the Library with an emphasis on inclusivity and interdependence. This is a new position for the Shapiro Library, which will join the current Library Leadership team and has been created as a result of growth and strategic planning.


We invite a transformational leader to become the new Associate Dean who shares the Library and University's vision, values, and responsibility for transforming the lives of our learners, challenging the status quo and expanding access to education. The successful candidate will demonstrate dynamic, innovative, and creative approaches to empowering and mentoring faculty and staff, leading projects and teams, solving problems, and initiating new services or products designed to meet learner needs. The Associate Dean embraces a culture that is fully committed to two things--student success and team support--which is embodied in the tenets described in the SNHU culture statements. Learn more about SNHU's culture, mission and vision inside our strategic plan.


Essential responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Responsible for the management, development, strategy and placement of Research and Learning library faculty members
  • Engage with leaders across the University to align the Library's Research and Learning strategic and operational goals
  • Lead a team oriented approach to the design and development of high-quality, scalable, and multi-modal information literacy learning and training experiences for all University learners, faculty, and staff
  • Manage the training and development of curricular and program design collaboration with instructional designers and faculty
  • Lead by example and direction to model, mentor, and develop individuals and teams
  • Assess programs, resources, and processes within the Research and Learning environment to ensure impactful practices
  • Partner with key stakeholders to proactively and continually identify Research and Learning needs and solutions
  • Work as a collaborative partner and agile communicator between library and University departments for efficient interdependence
  • Ensure that principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are fully integrated throughout the work of the Research and Learning team


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library and information science, or an advanced degree in a relevant subject or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 7 years in an academic library or related setting, in increasingly responsible positions and 5 years of experience managing full time staff and/or faculty in an academic library
  • At least 3 years of experience with a provider of distance or online education
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with emphasis on excellent communication, driving strategy, and collaboration within the Library and across the University
  • Ability to work efficiently and perceptively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online learning theories, instructional design, information literacy and other educational pedagogies
  • Demonstrated ability to translate innovative ideas into actionable programs or services


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Additional advanced degree in leadership, higher education administration, instructional design or related field
  • 10 years of experience in an academic library
  • Experience writing and implementing grants
  • Familiarity with learning management systems (LMS)
  • Experience with project management or Agile methodologies
  • Sustained record of professional achievement and engagement within higher education and libraries


Work Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm with flexibility to meet business demands as needed.


A background check is required for employment. Please submit a cover letter, in addition to your resume, with your application.


Please follow our link to the full job description for more details and to apply: https://snhu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External_Career_Site/job/Manchester-NH---North-River-Road/Associate-Dean-for-Research-and-Learning_R0004832

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Access Services Librarian, University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C.

The University of the District of Columbia is currently seeking candidates for the position of Access Services Librarian. This highly visible position supports the mission of the university and division by overseeing all aspects of the library's circulation and reserves operations (Alma/Primo VE/ILLiad/Springshare). Reporting to the director of the library, the librarian works collaboratively with circulation staff and librarians to enhance existing access services and develop new services, policies, and strategies, with an emphasis on superior customer service. The librarian diplomatically responds to patron concerns, complaints, and suggestions. This is a 12-month position. Some evening and weekend work is required. 

 

The only public institution of higher education in the nation's capital, the University of the District of Columbia is a land grant institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers. The University is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), which manages the shared integrated library catalog, the high-density off-site shared collections facility, the consortium and interlibrary loan systems, the Islandora digital repository, and other initiatives. Librarians are expected to serve on appropriate WRLC committees and other task forces, as assigned.

 

Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit:

https://udc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2hbyxho8x9t?preview=1

 

Please note that as this is a tenure-track faculty position, the posting includes standard language from the University regarding terminal degrees and teaching. However, this librarian position does not involve teaching so those without teaching experience should not hesitate to apply. The MLS is the appropriate terminal degree for librarians.

Applications received before September 9, 2019 will receive first consideration.

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Evening and Weekend Librarian, Roxbury Community College Library, Boston, MA

General Statement of Duties:

Coordinates and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday
library services. Supervises evening and Saturday circulation services. Provides reference, training and information literacy services. Initiates faculty outreach. Participates in collection
development. Edits website.
Examples of Duties:

  • Organizes and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday library activities and services.
  • Provides reference support for students and faculty including one-on-one tutorials on the use of library resources.
  • Provides group-training/instruction sessions for students in effective use of print, database and free Internet resources for student research papers.
  • Prepares and presents library tours, orientation programs, and tailored bibliographic and information literacy instruction.
  • Serves as a member of the Academic Liaison Program providing outreach, support andinstruction / research assistance for assigned programs.
  • Through the liaison program, initiates outreach to faculty on the ways that library services and resources can assist them in classroom and distance learning instruction.
  • Participates in collection development responsibilities including assessment, weeding and selection of new print and online materials.
  • Collects library use statistics. Participates in interpreting statistics and recommends plans of action.
  • Performs inter-library loan functions using OCLC and online utilities.
  • Manages electronic resources.
  • Oversees procedures associated with serials check-in and shelving.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
All candidates must have legal rights to work in the United States

  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science with coursework in reference, the use of non-print materials and automated/online/Internet based services and bibliographic/ information literacy instruction.
  • Prior professional level and progressively responsible library experience in the area of circulation/public service, bibliographic instruction, library automation including automated acquisitions and online database and Internet searching. Experience in a community college library preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Library Science techniques.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer business applications.
  • Working knowledge of automated library systems. Knowledge of Koha is a plus.
  • Ability to relate library collections to college curricula and course programming.
  • Demonstrated managerial ability, leadership skills and analytic skills are essential as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service and outreach orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work with adult, multicultural and multilingual student population required.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript preferred.
  • Knowledge of Camtasia and Captivate preferred.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a community college setting.
  • Knowledge of library assessment techniques and tools.

Additional Information
Roxbury Community College offers competitive salaries and full benefits according to the guidelines and procedures of the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement. The range of the salary for this position is $56,330 to $60,000, commensurate with the qualifications and years of related experiences, with broad range of benefits.
Effective date: Fall Semester, 2019
Application Deadline: August 15, 2019


Please note that this is a Full Time position. The person in this position will work approximately 37.5 hours per week, with more expected during weeks of RCC events.


Application Instructions: https://rcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=113406
To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter.

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Simmons University is looking for a Research and Instruction Librarian to join our team in Beatley Library. The Library staff provides exceptional service to a diverse population within a strong liberal arts curriculum and highly ranked professional, graduate programs and is committed to the University mission of providing transformative learning that links passion with lifelong learning.  

Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Library, the Research and Instruction Librarian joins a team of professionals who provide user-focused services to students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate should demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to inclusive excellence, an openness to collaboration and teamwork, and the ability to engage in the development of innovative and responsive approaches to teaching and learning, in both face-to-face and online modalities.   

Resume review will begin on September 3, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Research---Instruction-Librarian_R06129.

    

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Open Rank Faculty Positions, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

 Department of Library and Information Science

Open Rank Faculty Positions


The Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information seeks faculty for tenure-track or tenured positions who complement the strengths of our existing faculty and support our needs for research, teaching, and administration. 


Our interests include:

  Data Science - the handling and analysis of data and metadata, including data curation, machine learning, information retrieval, the technical skills involved in data analysis, computational social science, and the use of data in organizations and its impact on society.

 

  Human-Computer Interaction - the study of interaction between humans and computers broadly defined, with a particular focus on interface design/UX, information visualization, healthcare, and social computing.

 

 Digital Information - the new landscape of online and streaming information including governance,

        language, privacy, ethics, and cybersecurity, and how this landscape affects both creators and users.

 

  Youth and Libraries - literacies, access, and effective use of information, technology, and media.

 

We especially invite candidates who will take leadership roles in our highly ranked Master of Information (MI), our rapidly growing Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) undergraduate major, and our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. We are a charter member of the iSchool caucus and are in an exciting period of transformation and growth. The ideal candidate's scholarship would focus on one or more area above, bringing together research in areas of social computing, information studies, librarianship, health informatics, data science, computational social science, human-computer interaction, and related fields.

 

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. More than 70,000 students and 23,400 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars whose fields of communication, information science, library studies, journalism, and media studies intersect to address contemporary challenges. For more about the school and active faculty searches, see comminfo.rutgers.edu. 


 

Qualifications:  Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field is expected as of June 2020. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publications and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. We strongly encourage senior-level applicants, who should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service, including if possible a record of external funding.


Requirements:  Responsibilities of tenure-track/tenured faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments, an active program of research in the candidate's area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments.      

To Submit an Application:  Applications should address the points above and clearly articulate the candidate's fit to specific departmental and school‐wide research foci.  Please include a letter of application, a CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three referees (no letters at this time). You may also optionally submit a research statement and teaching philosophy statement. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019. Applications submitted after that date may not be given full consideration. Apply at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/96291. For queries regarding the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair Michael Lesk (lesk@rutgers.edu).

 

Rutgers University is an AA/EEO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement .

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GIS, Data, and Research Librarian, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

Duties & Responsibilities:

SUMMARY:
The Frances Loeb Library is part of the dynamic and energizing environment of the Graduate School of Design. The GSD offers an exciting setting for interaction and the exchange of ideas through the combination of disciplines--architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design--together with the research of our studio-based as well as MDes and Doctoral programs. We are seeking an energetic and forward thinking individual to work as part of a team to support research, teaching, and learning at the GSD.

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Design cannot provide Visa sponsorship, and candidates are required to have work authorization now and in the future.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Research and Teaching Librarian, Team Lead this position is one of a team of librarians that coordinates research and teaching support for the faculty and students at the GSD. The team integrates technology into teaching at the GSD; develops an ongoing instruction platform that includes traditional research skills, and the use of technology as part of the research process; develops research data management services; provides research consultation across all disciplinary areas of the GSD; develops a plan for supporting emerging technologies at the GSD; provides Academic Writing Services, GIS support, Canvas support, and Copyright and Fair Use advice and support.

Responsibilities of the position:

  • Provides data and GIS instruction and support services to faculty and students at the GSD;
  • Responsible for research support in the areas of geospatial data, GIS, statistics, and data visualization, in collaboration with the Research and Teaching Team;
  • Collaborates with other stakeholders in the library to provide data collection technologies and support;
  • Works on data management planning and the creation of data management plans;
  • Supervises and manages a team of Mapping Technical Assistants who coordinate office hours in the library, and provide mapping and technical support for GIS at the Design School;
  • Partners with faculty to enable use of data in teaching;
  • Manages the process of collecting student course work in digital format;
  • Actively collaborates within team and across teams to develop and produce a program of library research support and instruction;
  • Works with other librarians to support research and reference, including tours and orientations;
  • Participates as one of a team of selectors in a specific area of collection building in the library;
  • Works with other Harvard Library units (such as the Harvard GeoSpatial Library, the Center for Geographic Analysis and other committees and working groups) on a variety of Harvard Library activities;
  • Participates in Harvard Library and campus-wide working groups and committees;
  • Participates in professional organizations;
  • Represents the GSD and Loeb Library in and outside of Harvard;
  • Responsible for staying abreast of new technologies in the field, and bringing them to the GSD.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:    

  • Oversees graduate students who work as Technical Assistants to provide GIS and Mapping instruction and reference support to the GSD community.


Basic Qualifications

  • MLS or equivalent experience;
  • 3-5 years of experience working in a library, academic technology, or computing setting;
  • Demonstrated subject expertise in one or more subject areas:  architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GIS tools, systems, and techniques, including the ESRI software suite and QGIS;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data sources and databases used to support research and teaching;
  • Experience in instruction and teaching in an academic setting;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multiple file format types, including various CAD formats;
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills required.


Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative and/or team environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Flexibility and creative problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various metadata schema and cloud technology;
  • Demonstrated understanding of design work;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of constituents;
  • Desired skills:  knowledge of XML, Java, APIs, and user interface toolkits of major mobile platforms.


Additional Information

  • In order to be considered for this position, a cover letter in addition to a resume is required
  • The work of this position is performed in a library/office setting.
  • The position involves frequent use of computer work station.

Apply online here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&jobid=1466017#jobDetails=1466017_5341

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Access Services Associate: Evening Supervisor, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an access services associate: evening supervisor to join the team in the Harold F. Johnson Library.

Reporting to the access services supervisor, the access services associate: evening supervisor will oversee evening operations of the library during the academic year and summer programs, perform a variety of public service and clerical duties as a member of the library's Access Services Department, act as the lead person responsible for stacks maintenance, and support the game collection in consultation with the Science Librarian.


As one of three full-time staff members responsible for oversight of the InfoBar, duties will include answering
questions about library procedures and equipment, checking library materials in and out, registering patrons, placing holds, and running reports. In addition, the associate will manage the print reserve collection, working with faculty and other Five College Reserve staff to obtain loans of materials needed for course reserves and cataloging them within our Integrated Library System (ILS) for use by the Hampshire College community. This position will also be responsible for all functions related to patrons' library bills and fines, including processing bills from the online library system; preparing manual bills and fines for lost, damaged and recalled materials; checking bills for errors; transmitting bills to Financial Services and/or other Five College libraries; and answering users' billing questions.


The associate will serve as a back-up for interlibrary loan, and may often be required to finish ILL processing left over from earlier in the day. In addition, this position will create links to online databases and periodicals, maintain access to serials in SFX, and oversee EZProxy server operation and management.


Bachelor's degree and two years minimum of circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, or other relevant library
experience that includes troubleshooting systems is required, as is a thorough understanding of established billing principles, library methods and procedures, and the use of common library tools. The access services associate: evening supervisor must have excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will be proactive and able to initiate projects or other work independently, but will also thrive in and support a collaborative work environment. A demonstrated commitment to working effectively with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff, and customers is essential. The access services associate: evening supervisor should have an enthusiastic service orientation with sensitivity to the needs of users at all skill levels and the ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience. All interactions maintain a professional and tactful approach, ensuring confidentiality and an individual's right to privacy as situations require. Flexibility to accept, manage, and incorporate change, and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously and effectively in a fast-paced environment is crucial. This position requires a flexible schedule that includes nights and weekends, and the ability to travel within the consortium to professional meetings and events as needed. Applicants should be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds. Preferred qualifications include proficiency with a/v software; excellent knowledge of MS Office products; comfort dealing with numbers and the processing of financial information; and a strong record of progressively responsible supervisory experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, preferably in an academic environment.


This full time, 35 hour /week benefited position has a work schedule of Monday through Thursday: noon - 8 pm.; and Friday: 10 am - 6 pm. Hours may vary in the summer and during breaks; schedule is subject to change depending on the needs of the library. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/.

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Library Reference Assistant, Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Boston, MA

The Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library (http://hirshlibrary.tufts.edu/) is seeking a part time permanent pre-professional reference assistant. The Hirsh Health Sciences Library serves the Tufts University schools of Medicine; Dental Medicine; Nutrition; Public Health and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; and their affiliate hospitals. The Hirsh Health Sciences Library is located in downtown Boston in the Chinatown/Theater district.


This pre-professional position is responsible for carrying out all the daily activities of the Library Service Desk in an effective, customer-oriented and professional manner. Duties include coverage at the Library Service Desk which includes but is not limited to: assisting patrons with access to the library; access to library resources; interpreting library holdings; providing library materials; operating the circulation system; checking library materials in and out; and inputting and maintaining patron records. This position also includes assisting patrons with resources; interpreting patron requests; interpreting library policies; assisting with printing; accurate referral of patrons to appropriate staff members; operation of non standard functions of the automated library system (reserves, set creation, etc). Interactions with patrons occur in person; and
electronically. Additional tasks include processing intra-University library requests; processing ILL financials; record and produce a variety of statistics pertaining to library usage.


Basic requirements: 1 - 2 years related experience; college degree; experience with library circulation systems (Alma); MS Office products and current communication platforms (wikis, blogs etc).The working hours (20 hours) are afternoons and Friday until 7 pm.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong commitment to outstanding public service. Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently, ability to manage and prioritize diverse responsibilities. Good organizational skills. High-level problem-solving skills. Ability to meet and exceed customer needs and expectations.

Please apply online at: http://jobs.hr.tufts.edu Search by job title: Library Reference Assistant - Hirsh Health Sciences Library or Job number: 19001639 . Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Resume review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Part Time Library Assistant I - Lynn Campus, North Shore Community College, Lynn, MA

Job Description:
Two Evenings per week, 4:00pm - 8:00pm and some Saturday mornings during the academic year, 9:00am - 12pm.  Possible extra hours to fill in as needed.

General Summary:
North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and service-oriented Library Assistant reporting to the Coordinator of Library Services on the Lynn campus. The Library Assistant will work collaboratively with a team of staff in the public services area to ensure that our students, faculty, and staff have access to all the print and digital resources available to them through the NSCC library.  The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides a welcoming and helpful first contact to students, faculty, and staff entering the library
  • Assists with circulation and reserves functions for the library
  • Offers assistance in directing those needing information to the proper staff person in the library or elsewhere on campus
  • Provides technology assistance/ troubleshooting
  • Assists with collection maintenance projects
  • Runs daily request list and retrieves items to fill interlibrary loan requests
  • Assists in maintaining copiers, printers, and other library equipment
  • Shelves materials in the correct location upon being returned to the library
  • Assists with the collection and record keeping of funds collected in the library in accordance with college policy
  • Serves as a backup for other library staff in their absence
  • Assists with clerical functions including answer phones, data entry, photocopying and other tasks as assigned
  • Assists in the opening and/or  closing of the Lynn campus library for evenings and Saturdays
  • Helps to maintain the library in good order
  • Performs other duties, as required

 

Requirements:
1.     High school diploma or equivalent.
2.     Attention to detail and solid organizational skills.
3.     Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with people.
4.     Reliability and dependability are extremely important.
5.     Comfort learning and teaching others how to use new technology and applications.
6.     Experience maintaining and troubleshooting computers and printers.
7.     Prior customer service experience.

Preferred:
Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;

Interest in learning about and gaining experience working in a library.

Additional Information:
Salary: $15.23 per hour

STARTING DATE:  September 5th, 2019

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


Application Instructions:
Apply Here: https://nscc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=113736

Please submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position.  Resumes will begin to be reviewed immediately and the deadline for applications is August 16th, 2019.

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Teen Services Librarian, The Westport Library, Westport, CT

The Westport Library (CT) is poised for an exciting transformation that will take the organization into the 21 st century and beyond. Dramatic in its redesign, the new space will be unparalleled in its ability to adapt and shift with the ever-changing needs of the community. We are seeking an individual who can work with the Library team to help build the library of the future.


The Teen Service Librarian will have outstanding customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills, enthusiasm for academic research, and the ability to work collaboratively both within the Library and externally. In addition to staffing an adult or childrens reference desk, the candidate will be required to initiate, plan, and implement a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 including but not limited to special events.

Key elements of the position include working with a Teen Advisory Board and doing school and community outreach. Finally, the applicant should have a passion for Young Adult literature and experience developing and maintaining a vibrant teen book collection. Experience creating dynamic web pages in WordPress and Libguides is  plus.


Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited institution and a minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience, preferably working with Teens. Candidates with at least 30 credits towards an MLS will be considered. Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@westportlibrary.org and put the title of the position in the subject line of the e-mail.

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Resource Sharing Team Lead, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

The Access Services and Outreach Associate, Resource Sharing Team Lead is responsible for overseeing daily operations of interlibrary loan and document delivery services (ILL), accurate maintenance of records, and final disposition of materials; assists at the Information Desk in ensuring high quality services for patrons; and oversees faculty and online student resource delivery services. This position works under minimal supervision and is responsible for training and guiding others, which requires acting in a team lead capacity.


Responsibilities:

  • Oversees daily operations of inter-library loan and document delivery services, using resource-sharing techniques to provide exceptional customer service and efficient delivery services.
  • Provides leadership in planning, prioritizing and organizing resource sharing in response to established goals and priorities.
  • Assists in complex service interactions regarding inter-library loan when needed; resolves material or service problems, clarifies patron concerns, explains the appropriate solution and follows up to ensure satisfactory resolution.
  • Collaborates and exchanges information with the Collection Assessment and Development Librarian regarding patron resource sharing requests regarding purchasing materials for the library's collections.
  • Responsible for assessing fines, fees, and issuing invoices regarding inter-library loan patrons' accounts, including but not limited to: billing for lost items, placing patrons', and other library's accounts on hold and tracking late returns of items.
  • Assists library patrons at the information desk by providing customer service, facilitating access to library resources, and providing directions.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of all functions of the library's circulation module; participates in departmental processes as appropriate.
  • Communicates with staff of libraries around the world with respect to reciprocal and other lending agreements.
  • Monitors and reconciles UPS and other courier statements as well as upgrading and troubleshooting the system when needed.
  • Collaborates in supporting the daily workflow of the inter-library loan student assistants with the Access Services Student Coordinator.
  • Provides information to library users and assists with gathering information to ensure the delivery of requested materials.
  • Monitors document delivery budget and inter-library loan lending billing and provides information for the annual report to the head of the Access Services and Outreach Department.
  • Prepares statistical reports on inter-library loan and document delivery services, material requested from storage, shipping and faculty and online student delivery services.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of policy, procedural and/or technological improvements, including maintaining documentation for staff and student workers.
  • Monitors Hold shelf, which includes inter-library loan items, on-campus retrievals and projects; notifies patrons of their available requested items and returns items to proper locations in an appropriate amount of time.
  • Participates in library committees both on and off campus.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Requirements:

  • General knowledge of library collection organization and classification scheme and ability to interpret bibliographic records.
  • Understands and is responsible for applying copyright law, principles and guidelines when requesting resources from other libraries or providing resources to other libraries.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
  • Experience with automated library system, such as ALMA.
  • Experience with resource sharing systems, such as ILLiad
  • Minimum of 3 years related library experience; 3-5 years preferred
  • Supervisory experience with student employees desirable
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Application:
Please click here to apply

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Temporary Access Services Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Temporary evening and weekend assistant needed for the library at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Responsible for opening/closing the library, supervising student workers, general circulation, monitoring space usage, and special projects.

Schedule:

  • First week (August 26 to August 30): Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM
  • First few weeks of the semester while we hire and train student workers: Sundays through Thursdays, 2:45PM to 10:45PM
  • Remainder (once students are hired and trained): Sundays through Thursdays, 12PM to 8PM


EEO Statement:
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong public service orientation, with previous library or related customer service experience preferred
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel) as well as collaborative tools (e.g. Google Suite, Microsoft Teams, etc.)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make sound decisions; follow through to completion
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and identify potentially more effective methods of work operation

How to Apply:
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Julie Petzold, julie_petzold@harvard.edu.

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Digital Programs Graduate Internship, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Position: Part-time Graduate Student Intern

Anticipated Start Date: August or September 2019

Department: Amherst College Digital Programs

Location:
Amherst College Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst, MA 01035

Responsibilities:
The intern will gain familiarity with all aspects of the digitization process for archives and manuscript materials at Amherst College by working closely with members of the Digital Programs, Archives & Special Collections, and Technical Services departments. The intern will have opportunities to work on one or more projects and initiatives, which may include web archiving, digital collections and repository work, born digital archiving, and promotion of digital collections, depending on your interest and department needs. You will have a chance to gain familiarity with the digitization lifecycle including imaging and metadata creation. The intern is considered a member of the Digital Programs department and participates in library staff activities as a way to develop a broader understanding of the academic library environment. This position reports to the Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian in the Digital Programs Department.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Enrollment in a graduate library science program
  • Interest in pursuing a career in digital librarianship, metadata, and/or archives
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, technology, and problem-solving skills

Preferred:

  • Experience and/or interest in working with archives/special collections/institutional records
  • Experience and/or interest in working with technology

Hourly rate: $15.00/hour

Hours/week: 15 - 20 hours per week

Days and times needed: Hours are flexible but must be scheduled in at least 2 hour blocks; hours must occur Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Internship length: Six months, with possibility of renewal

Additional information: See our digital collections blog (https://digitalcollections.wordpress.amherst.edu/blog/) for information about current projects. Amherst College (http://www.amherst.edu) is one of the most diverse liberal-arts colleges in the country. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, sexuality and gender identity, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students.

Please email a letter of interest and resume to:

Sarah Walden McGowan
Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian
Amherst College Library
swaldenmcgowan@amherst.edu

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Project Appraisal and Inventory Archivist, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates in consideration for the Project Appraisal and Inventory Archivist role.

Reporting to the Associate University Archivist for Collection Development/Records Management Services (AUACD/RMS), the Project Appraisal and Inventory Archivist will provide detailed appraisals and assessments of records and prepare basic information about the records for future accessioning. The candidate will work from a select list of groups of Harvard University records identified during a major project to bring under control previously un- or under-identified materials stored at the Harvard Depository. Working with the AUACD/RMS, with input from the University Archivist, and other University Archives staff as necessary, the candidate will further evaluate whether there is scholarly, historical, and/or administrative value in the records warranting permanent retention.  The assignment will require determining the short- and long-term costs of maintaining these records and if the records fill gaps in the permanent, archival record, are unique and add important historical information, are duplicative, or provide little variation from records currently held at the Archives. The candidate will work with a variety of record types, largely late- twentieth century records, including paper, audio-visual, and early digital records.  After assessment, the candidate will create limited box, folder, or other content lists to prepare the records for future accessioning into the University Archives collections. The work will be conducted principally at the Harvard University Archives but also at times at the Harvard Depository in Southborough, Massachusetts. Other similar duties as required.

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

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Digital Programs Graduate Internship, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Job Description
Responsibilities:
The intern will gain familiarity with all aspects of the digitization process for archives and manuscript materials at Amherst College by working closely with members of the Digital Programs, Archives & Special Collections, and Technical Services departments. The intern will have opportunities to work on one or more projects and initiatives, which may include web archiving, digital collections and repository work, born digital archiving, and promotion of digital collections, depending on your interest and department needs. You will have a chance to gain familiarity with the digitization lifecycle including imaging and metadata creation. The intern is considered a member of the Digital Programs department and participates in library staff activities as a way to develop a broader understanding of the academic library environment. This position reports to the Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian in the Digital Programs Department.


Qualifications
Required:

  • Enrollment in a graduate library science program
  • Interest in pursuing a career in digital librarianship, metadata, and/or archives
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, technology, and problem-solving skills


Preferred:

  • Experience and/or interest in working with archives/special collections/institutional records
  • Experience and/or interest in working with technology


Hourly rate: $15.00/hour

Hours/week: 15 - 20 hours per week

Days and times needed: Hours are flexible but must be scheduled in at least 2 hour blocks; hours must occur Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Internship length: Six months, with possibility of renewal

Additional information: See our digital collections blog (https://digitalcollections.wordpress.amherst.edu/blog/) for information about current projects. Amherst College (http://www.amherst.edu) is one of the most diverse liberal-arts colleges in the country. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, sexuality and gender identity, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students.


To Apply: Please email a letter of interest and resume to:

Sarah Walden McGowan
Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian
Amherst College Library
swaldenmcgowan@amherst.edu

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Information Access Assistant, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries invite applicants for the full time position of Information Access Assistant. Providing user-centered service pertaining to information services (circulation, technology support, course reserves, stacks maintenance, collection management and resource sharing) at the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries, the Information Access Assistant triages questions from library users, in person and remotely, and completes projects as assigned. Primarily assigned to one of the Biomedical Libraries locations, the IAA will work at either location as needed.

Required Qualifications     

  • Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Excellent technology skills, including ability to troubleshoot software and hardware, use various programs, and learn new technologies quickly
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to competently interact with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students
  • Ability to work discreetly with confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and in team environments
  • Ability to organize work effectively and to set and modify work priorities, often under pressure or with constant interruptions.
  • Ability to travel between Dartmouth campus and DHMC


Preferred Qualifications     

  • Course work or work experience in life or health sciences
  • Experience with research and searching library databases
  • Proficiency with an integrated library system, preferably ExLibris Alma


More information and application available at https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/51484 .

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

Job Description:

Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Reference, Instruction and Outreach, the Reference Librarian will perform reference, public service, and some technical service duties, oversee all library operations on nights, weekends, and holidays, assist library patrons in the use of electronic resources, assist with scheduled information literacy classes and participate in special projects. 

Essential responsibilities will include:

  • As the senior staff member on duty, provide overall supervision of library operations and guidance as needed to student workers during any night, weekend, or holiday shifts.  (Student workers are assigned their specific tasks by their supervisors.) 
  • Provide reference and information services, including database searching instruction, and assistance with the use of print materials. 
  • Provide coverage in circulation, reserves, and media services, as needed. 
  • Assist in maintaining and troubleshooting reference computers and printers. 
  • Input reference transactions into the reference statistical database. 
  • Assist with reference projects to enhance library users' research skills.  
  • Provide written shift reports and other feedback to the Associate Librarian and to student worker supervisors as directed.


Requirements:

Our ideal candidates will possess an MLS or be an MLS candidate who has completed the Reference course, and have 1-2 years of library reference experience or related customer service experience.  Candidates should be able to supervise student workers on night, weekend and holiday shifts.  Candidates should also have knowledge, skills, and facility with both print and electronic resources; facility with new technologies; ability to work successfully in a team environment and individually; willingness to provide library instruction under the supervision of the Associate Librarian for Reference, Instruction, and Outreach; ability to work closely and effectively with students and faculty; good interpersonal and communication skills; and ability to participate in and initiate special projects.   

Available shifts are Wednesdays 5-10PM and Mondays 12-5PM.


Additional Information:

Emmanuel College seeks to create a working and learning environment that reflect the society and community in which we are located, and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
 


Application Instructions:

After submitting your resume with this application form, you will be prompted to complete an Applicant Profile where you will be able to upload your cover letter and list of references.

In order to be considered for this position, you need to submit all three documents: a resume, cover letter and a list of three references with phone numbers.

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Education and Clinical Services Librarian, Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA

Under the general direction of the Manager of Education and Clinical Services, the Education and Clinical Services Librarian plays a central role in developing customized library services in support of the University of Massachusetts Medical School's education, research, and clinical enterprise. The position collaborates with faculty, graduate students, academic units, and research center personnel to provide customized library services.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/3566/.

Why work at the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass Medical School?

The Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) has a creative, supportive and enthusiastic team that encourages each member to pursue their own brand of awesome in the library profession.  We value learning and growing in our profession; we care about our learners and each other. Mentorship and collaboration are highly valued.

LSL serves the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Science and the multi-site clinical partners including six member hospitals and multiple clinical sites. The library is a vital partner with the school and its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, in supporting educational and research activities.  The library is recognized nationally as a leader in services for evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews, research data management, research impact, and oversees the medical school's archives and institutional repository.  In this team-based environment, staff are highly engaged and work on a wide range of projects ranging from wellness to data visualization to clinical support. UMass Medical School, Massachusetts' first and only public academic health sciences center, is one of the leading medical schools in the nation for primary care education. UMass Medical School is also a major center for research, ranking in the top quartile of American medical schools that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health.

What about Worcester, MA?

The City of Worcester - a five-time recipient of the All - American City Award - is in the heart of Massachusetts. As New England's second largest city, with a population of 185,000, Worcester combines the historic charm of a small town with the conveniences and attractions of a thriving metropolis. With more than 70 cultural venues, including world-class museums, concert halls, theatres, and delicious eateries, Worcester offers visitors plenty to do and see in this central location with convenient access to all New England. An innovative city with a rich history, Worcester has emerged as a leader in education, health care, biotechnology and life sciences, and financial services.

In summary, Worcester is a diverse, multi-ethnic, affordable, culturally rich "neighborhood city", with a rich history in higher education and industry, and a vibrant foodie and arts scene.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/3566/.

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Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

The Indiana University Libraries seek an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions.  Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions in the Technical Services Department, the Head of Electronic Resources Acquisitions will provide leadership and expertise in managing all aspects of the library electronic resources life-cycle, and will play a pivotal role in the Libraries' efforts to meet current and emerging information needs as well as new models of electronic resources procurement, management, and licensing.  The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues across the Libraries, the Bloomington campus, and the Indiana University system of campuses in support of the Libraries' licensed electronic resources program.  The successful candidate will also serve as the primary liaison with publishers, content providers, and consortia in support of electronic resources acquisitions, management, and licensing for Indiana University Libraries.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead and manage electronic resources acquisitions at Indiana University Libraries including trials, procurement, licensing, price negotiation and cost model development, and ongoing subscription and access management
  • Manage the daily activities of the electronic resources acquisitions operation and supervise, direct, and support three full-time employees
  • Lead and innovate in the development of workflows and policies for managing the electronic resources life-cycle
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with appropriate personnel in library units (e.g. Collections, Library Technologies, Research & Learning Services), campus units (e.g. Office of General Counsel, Offices of Vice President and Vice Provost for Research, University Information Technology Services), and the regional campuses
  • Establish and maintain relationships with external entities including content providers, publishers, and library consortia
  • Serve and contribute to applicable management teams and represent the Libraries at the local, state, and national level


QUALIFICATIONS
Required

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree or advanced degree in relevant field appropriate to the licensing and management of electronic resources
  • Two years of experience in management and supervision of employees
  • Two years of electronic resources life-cycle management in an academic setting, including acquisitions, licensing, and access management
  • Experience reviewing and negotiating license agreements in an academic setting; knowledge of the legal framework in which academic libraries operate
  • Experience evaluating and negotiating electronic resource pricing; knowledge of electronic resource pricing models and concepts
  • Ability to exercise initiative, flexibility, and creativity in troubleshooting procurement and access problems with electronic resources; ability to take a user-centered approach in management of electronic resources
  • Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging trends, practices, and tools in electronic resources life-cycle management [e.g. OpenURL, KBART, ERM, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI]
  • Demonstrated analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizations skills; ability to represent the library effectively and positively
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including library colleagues, faculty, content providers
  • Demonstrated understanding of the values 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 (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/indiana-university-libraries-diversi...)
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure or tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-li...)


Preferred

  • Experience in a SirsiDynix Symphony environment
  • Experience using Ex Libris 360 Management Services
  • Experience in project management, such as the implementation of/transition to a new system [e.g. ILS, resource management tool]
  • Experience as a leader, including coaching, motivating, and mentoring
  • Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging trends in academic libraries [e.g. Scholarly Publishing, Open Access, Digital Humanities]
  • Familiarity with academic library fund and budget management, including allocations, encumbrances, expenditures


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

Applications received by Friday, August 30, 2019, will be given full consideration.   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/.

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Digital Library Application Programmer, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida invites applications for the position Digital Library Application Programmer.  As a member of the Library Technology Services Department, Digital Development Unit, the Digital Library Application Programmer performs duties related to the creation and support of software applications for the Libraries' Digital Support Services Department and develops applications and services with an emphasis on the digital library system. Under general direction of the unit head, works to design, develop, test, and deploy digital library applications including software to assist in internal digital workflow and operations. The Digital Library Application Programmer gathers requirements, develops applications, and provides support for digital services and applications.

 

To support all students, staff and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, and perspectives.

 

The Library Technology Services Department serves as the focal point for planning, managing and coordinating technology-based Information Resources that support Library operations. The networked environment that exists in the Libraries is switched Ethernet and wireless. The Library Technology Services Department manages approximately 34 servers that support over 625 workstations and 250 mobile devices used by 250 staff and over 3 million annual patrons located in nine different buildings.

The search will remain open until September 3, 2019, 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/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@ufl.edu.

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University Librarian, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Clark University invites applications and nominations for the position of University Librarian. We are seeking a forward-thinking leader who will advance a vision for the university's library resources to support the teaching, learning, and scholarly activities of the Clark community.

The University Librarian reports directly to the Provost, the Chief Academic Officer of the university, and collaborates closely with Information Technology Services (ITS), as well as with other departments and programs including the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CETL). The University Librarian sits on appropriate College-wide committees; participates in local, regional and professional organizations (including "Friends of the Goddard Library", the Academic and Research Collaborative (ARC) of Worcester), maintains and strengthens consortia relationships and expands the university's access to information, and represents the Clark libraries to internal and external audiences. The University Librarian will play a leadership role in developing short-term and long-term plans for the libraries. The next university librarian will have a deep understanding of the trends and challenges facing academic libraries, as well as emerging technologies and innovative library services.

The successful candidate will have:

  • An ALA accredited MLS with an additional advanced subject degree preferred;
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible administrative/management experience in an academic library;
  • Significant and demonstrated knowledge of evolving issues and trends in library and information technology, scholarly publishing and communication, digital services and collections, and instruction;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Proven track record with personnel management with short-term and long-term planning; an understanding of all aspects of library work;
  • Demonstrated analytic and strategic skills in the management of budgets and fiscal resources;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills in achieving cooperative, productive working relationships with library staff, administration, faculty, students, and other libraries;
  • A deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive work and learning environments.


Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and setting goals for managing both legacy and digital collections, services, and instruction; planning, evaluating, and coordinating the implementation of library services and technologies that enhance and extend access to commercial, local, and open access scholarly publications and resources.
  • Advocating for and promoting library services and programs through participation on various campus committees.
  • Visioning, planning, and directing advances in library and information technologies related to evolving operations and services applications, digital collections, user-focused instructional initiatives for all levels of students and learning styles.
  • Developing, articulating and communicating a strategic vision to the campus community; collaborating with faculty, deans, department heads, and administrators including Information Technology Services to develop a vision for Clark's research data management in all formats in various stages of creation and publication; providing leadership for the library of the future.
  • Fostering relationships with potential donors, writing and submitting proposals for outside funding (grants and gifts) to advance the mission of the Library in collaboration with University Advancement.
  • Managing the libraries' physical assets in coordination with university's Facility Management.
  • Ensuring close cooperation with Worcester area and other libraries to facilitate shared resources.


To Apply:

To see the full application please click here. Review of applications will begin on September 16th, 2019 and continue until a successful candidate is identified. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit a resume and cover letter to: <resumes@clarku.edu> . Applicants must reference Job code 199883 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, UConn Storrs, CT

The Electronic Resources Librarian coordinates the life cycle of the Library's electronic resources. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions & Discovery, the Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively to develop and communicate best practices and procedures for the acquisition and management of the UConn Library's electronic resources.  This position will require innovation, creativity and a willingness to problem solve. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Electronic Resources Librarian will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.

The Electronic Resources Librarian engages in continuous learning and is professionally engaged at the state, regional, or national levels.  As an active member of the Collections & Discovery area's Acquisitions & Discovery unit, the Electronic Resources Librarian contributes to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaboration with colleagues and engagement with Library-wide initiatives, including serving on Library and University committees. The incumbent will be a positive contributor to the Library, founded on the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees all workflows related to managing the life cycle of the Library's electronic resources, including licensing, acquisitions, access, administration, support, and evaluation.
  2. Works with vendors to develop and maintain effective business relationships.
  3. Participates in the review of contracts and negotiation of favorable pricing and licensing terms for electronic resources, including e-journal titles and packages.
  4. Maintains an understanding of State of Connecticut and University of Connecticut procurement requirements (e.g., ethics affidavits) and ensures compliance.
  5. Coordinates license agreement processing and invoice payments. Tracks electronic resource expenditures and monitors budget.
  6. Notifies vendors of renewal and cancellation decisions and ensures timely communications with appropriate user communities on new or cancelled resources.
  7. Establishes access to new electronic resources, monitors platform changes, and works collaboratively to investigate, resolve and communicate access issues.
  8. Updates and maintains remote access and authentication products, such as EZproxy.
  9. Tracks and manages complex changes in the UConn Library's e-resources collections.
  10. Informs the strategic allocation of funds by leveraging assessment tools to evaluate current resources and identify areas of user need, including overseeing the collection and analysis of electronic resources.

Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian I (UCP 5):

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program (or international equivalent).
  • Work experience in a library and/or library consortia setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, interact collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships.
  • Familiarity with current electronic management systems and workflows, technologies, and integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of current licensing and renewal issues for academic or research libraries.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data in order to produce reports and recommendations for decision-making purposes.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.


Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian II (UCP 7):

  • Minimum of three years' experience in an academic library or comparable setting.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current licensing and renewal issues for academic or research libraries and a user-centered approach to e-resource collection development and acquisitions.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a project or budget for a department, project, team, or committee.
  • Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a local level or higher.

 

Preferred Qualifications for Both Appointments:

  •     Recent experience working and negotiating with commercial and academic vendors including pricing, licensing, and contract negotiations for all e-resource types.
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma and/or electronic resource management systems.
  • Familiarity with current e-resource standards and protocols (e.g., KBART, COUNTER, and SERU).
  • Demonstrated awareness of current national trends and developments in shared and consortia collection development and management.
  • Experience coordinating projects with demonstrated project management skills.


Appointment Terms:
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top public research universities.

UConn's faculty and staff are a critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.  For information on employment opportunities at the UConn Library please contact Ellen Silbermann.

This is a full-time position based in Storrs, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.


To Apply:
Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, (Reference search #2019617) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by August 16, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019617)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on August 16, 2019.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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Access Services Supervisor, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Access Services Supervisor position. The Access Services Supervisor is a full time, year round position, job group and level SM-1. Reporting to the Head of Access Services, the Access Services Supervisor coordinates the work of student assistants and manages services at the Front Desk of the Robert Frost Library. Participates in the development and implementation of department policies, procedures and services. Coordinates maintenance of library information on the web. Works with a collaborative, dynamic team of colleagues to provide excellent service to the Amherst College community.

Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one quarter of our students consist of Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. We seek candidates who have experience working in a multicultural environment and/or are interested in supporting a diverse student body.

Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Student Assistants- Hire and train, develop work schedules, document policies and procedures
Scheduled Hours at the Frost Front Desk - Assist library users, answer telephones and direct calls
Library Web Content - Coordinate work on library web content, oversee web maintenance


Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications: Associate's degree and 3-5 years library experience or, in lieu of a degree, 5-7 years library experience (Bachelor's degree preferred); 1 year of supervision of library employees; Demonstrated exceptional customer service, including creative problem-solving and a commitment to equitable access; Impeccable attention to detail; Proficiency with MS Office and/or Google Suite and ability to learn new technologies and incorporate them into existing operations; Strong interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills; Commitment to further the college's mission of diversity and inclusion; Experience using web-authoring software preferred.

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Application can be found online here: https://apply.interfolio.com/65240

ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!

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Multiple Positions, Center for Astrophysics Library, Cambridge, MA

To Apply for either of the following positions, please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the job to: giancarlo.romeo@cfa.harvard.edu.

We are accepting applications through August 4th.

Both of these positions are Less-than-Half Time appointments with flexible schedules (14 hours/week). Each position will also support day-to-day library operations in addition to project-specific tasks . 

Digital Projects Assistant

The Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics is seeking a Digital Projects Assistant. The successful applicant will support the development of tools related to ongoing digital projects and new ones, as well as digital work associated with collection curation and management. 

Assistant Community Coordinator for Project PHaEDRA
The Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics is seeking an Assistant Community Coordinator. The successful applicant will support activities to cultivate and communicate with the community of people contributing to Project PHaEDRA, an effort to catalog, digitize, transcribe, and enrich the metadata of thousands of workbooks produced by Harvard's Women Computers and other early astronomers.

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Archives Operations Coordinator/Digital Services Archivist, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA

The University Library's Gerth Archives and Special Collections at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (12-month) with the appointment starting in Fall 2019.

For more information see: https://www.csudh.edu/library/ and https://www.csudh.edu/libarchives/


Responsibilities:
Working independently and with stakeholders, the Archives Operations Coordinator/Digital Services Archivist directs the daily work of archival professionals processing and making available archival materials.  Also, this person provides leadership, vision, and support for the Library's Gerth Archives and Special Collections Department's digital assets and digital archives programs and projects. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, with operational oversight from the Director of Archives & Special Collections, the person will lead the development of a new digital curation and preservation program in the Gerth Archives. The Archivist will also oversee the development of all digital collections projects, recommend and administer a DAMS (Digital Asset Management System) and administer all CMS (Collection Management System) activities, and work collaboratively with colleagues in the department and library to further digital collections and digital asset management activities.

The University Library's Gerth Archives and Special Collections at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) seeks an innovative, dynamic, enthusiastic, collaborative, and service-minded skilled professional to join the Gerth Archives and Special Collections department as the Archives Operations Coordinator/Digital Archivist. Library Faculty in the CSUDH Library have positions that enable them to provide leadership and coordination for a functional area as well as within a content area. Under the direction of the Director, Archives and Special Collections, the successful candidate will:

  •  Coordinate the day-to-day operations for processing and making accessible archival collections.  Assign work, train, and supervise employees, student assistants, and interns.
  • Review infrastructure needs to improve the workflow and processing of archival collections. Develop workflows, policies and procedures for efficient and effective archival processing in consultation with all Gerth Archives professionals.
  • Lead and provide expertise in the development of mission and vision statements for the Gerth Archives.
  • Provide expertise, leadership, and vision in administration of both existing digital collections and the creation of new digital collection projects. Plan, implement, communicate, and oversee the digital curation and preservation program for identification and prioritization of digital asset curation and preservation activities. This includes but is not limited to conducting surveys, developing needs assessments, providing oversight for the processing, maintenance, and preservation of digital content, their carriers, and any associated metadata.
  • Lead and provide expertise in the creation, development, adoption, and adaptation of policies, strategies, workflows, processes, and practices related to digital curation and preservation program development.
  • Lead collaborative initiatives to develop best practices and standards for metadata creation across all digital projects including improving legacy metadata. 
  • Work with archivists and library personnel in the integration of descriptive metadata into existing discovery systems in the library.
  • Participate in generating archival assets for the CSUDH institutional repository in collaboration with Digital Initiatives Librarian.
  • Participate in instruction and department outreach activities to promote the Gerth Archives.
  • Build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill retention, tenure and promotion requirements.
  • Engage in professional development activities, conference presentations and peer-reviewed articles in support of the library and its digital initiatives.


The ideal candidate will have experience directing archival collections projects, supervising professionals, developing policies and procedures, and working as a Digital Archivist. This individual will have experience leading digital curation and preservation planning, and have engagement in the development of policies, procedures and workflows for digital curation and preservation. Additionally, this person will have knowledge of and experience with standards and best practices for the digitization, description, curation, access, and discoverability of archival collections. In addition to excellent interpersonal and communication skills, this candidate will bring an attitude of curiosity, creativity, and innovation to the Gerth Archives and Special Collections department.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or a related advanced degree.
  • Minimum of two years' professional experience in digital archives at an academic library, archives, historical society, or museum setting.
  • Experience directing and managing archival projects.
  • Experience supervising professional staff.
  • Experience with digital asset curation and preservation activities, practices, processes, workflows, and tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital asset lifecycle management and associated standards and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata content, structure, and preservation standards including MARC, EAD, DACS, MODs PREMIS, etc.
  • Knowledge of ARCHON, ArchivesSpace or other content management platform.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills
  • Excellent project and program management, analytic, and problem solving skills, attention to detail.
  • The ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, interns, community members and vendors in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Library personnel, students, interns, and volunteers
  • Applicants must have experience in working with students and colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.


Preferred /Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to create policies and procedures for archival processing workflows.
  • Experience gathering, analyzing, and reporting data.
  • Experience using web archiving applications.
  • Knowledge of email archiving applications and workflows.
  • Strong understanding of digital forensic tools and workflows, experience maintaining hardware and specialized equipment for access to legacy media.
  • Knowledge of current best practices related to copyright and access for born-digital collections.
  • Coursework in digital curation and preservation.
  • Knowledge of effective pedagogical strategies for teaching students how to locate, evaluate, and use archival and special collections materials.


How To Apply:
The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in August, 2019. For full consideration, please submit your completed application no later than August 15, 2019.

Register your online application at New & Returning Applicants at https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/index and submit the following in a single pdf file:

- Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
- Cover letter
- List of 3 references with contact information
- Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)

For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to ghardy@csudh.edu or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their (3) three letters of recommendation directly to the email address of sbrasley@csudh.edu or you may mail directly to:

Dr. Stephanie Brasley
CSU, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street, (University Library, Room 5034)
Carson, CA  90747

The full job description and application can be found here.

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Data Services Librarian - Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to develop robust research data-related
services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library's efforts in data
management planning, discovery of and access to research data, and data sharing. The Data Services
Librarian partners with the HS/HSL's Bioinformationist. The librarian will also collaborate with other
faculty and staff within the HS/HSL and with partners throughout the University. This new position is a
member of the Services Division, home to information services, research and education services, and
bioinformation services. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position
reporting to the Associate Director for Services. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit
http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data.
  • Consult with faculty, students, and staff regarding research data needs.
  • Develop and lead instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
  • Assist researchers in locating and accessing open and secondary datasets for use in research.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into academic programs and administrative units within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
  • Develop marketing strategies and initiatives, and conduct outreach activities promoting research collaboration and data sharing programs of the HS/HSL.
  • Participate in the development and growth of the UMB Data Catalog by establishing a systematic approach for locating UMB researchers' data and creating dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications.
  • Engage actively in committees within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as R, Python, SAS, SPSS, D3.js.
  • Knowledge of data repositories and public data sets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Certification in data science or advanced training in data handling.
  • Experience with tools such as Tableau, D3.js, R, Python, SAS, or SPSS.
  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.

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 August 16, 2019. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataSrvLib.


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.

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Library Assistant II (Part-time), NHTI-Concord's Community College, Concord, NH

Part-time; year-round, evenings until 9pm; Up to 25 hours per week.  2nd shift differential.

SCOPE OF WORK: To maintain circulation services and perform all related duties. Assists with maintaining College Archives. This position reports to the Circulation Supervisor in the Library at NHTI, Concord's Community College.


ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Assists in processing, cataloging, and organizing the College's archives;
  • Checks library materials in and out using automated circulation system;
  • Processes newly acquired library materials (jacketing, labeling, etc.);
  • Accessions and shelves periodicals;
  • Shelves books and DVDs;
  • Performs input of records into online catalogue and statewide union catalogue;
  • Helps students and general public find information and materials;
  • Assists students in the use of the internet, Microsoft Office products, Canvas, etc.;
  • Opens and/or closes the Library, enabling all machines, lights, etc.;
  • Supervises work study students and library clerks under the direction of the Circulation Supervisor;
  • Light housekeeping including stack maintenance and cleaning of furniture and equipment, etc.;
  • Complies with all College, System, state and federal rules and regulations;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Graduation from high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent with courses in typing. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Two years of clerical experience including computer knowledge, preferably in connection with library operations.



RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of correct English usage, punctuation, spelling, grammar and vocabulary. Working knowledge of modern library techniques, procedures and working tools used in accessioning, cataloging, circulating and maintaining library materials. Skills in the performance of clerical and manipulative tasks. Ability to type and maintain a filing system and to adjust to a considerable amount of routine work. Ability to letter legibly and skillfully. Ability to apply library methods and principles in acquiring, circulation and providing limited patron services. Ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other library personnel and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the college appointing authority.



DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.


TO APPLY: please go to www.nhti.edu/careersPlease note, we cannot accept applications through Indeed.com

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Library Assistant IV - Access Services Night Supervisor, UMASS Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities
Primary supervisor of the Learning Commons and Circulation Area during the late evening hours; Supervises and organizes functions assigned to the circulation desk to insure the smooth flow of circulating materials to borrowers during the library's late night hours; Supervises student workers at Circulation and Learning Commons desks; Provides informational and technical assistance to library patrons in the Learning Commons and Scholarly Commons; Monitors the operation of equipment and supplies; Monitors the borrowing of library materials; Charges, renews, and discharges library materials; Aids library patrons in locating and using library resources; Participates in Access Services projects; Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time or equivalent part-time, paraprofessional experience as a library assistant and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below.

Substitutions:
I.     An Associate's or higher degree may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience. *

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Hours:  Sunday - Thursday, 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM; 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM during the Library's 24/7 exam period. Subject to change during the summer session, semester breaks, and exam periods.  This position is designated as essential personnel during inclement weather situations.

Salary: $899.22 per week

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references. The full job description and application can be found here. Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

The deadline to apply is July 24, 2019.

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Visual Literacy & Arts Librarian, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

JOB DESCRIPTION:
As part of Research, Teaching & Learning, the Visual Literacy & Arts Librarian will serve as the Visual Literacy specialist for the libraries, and provide research and instruction (including personal research sessions) not only for the Department of Visual Arts but also for the broader campus. Manage collections (including selecting and de-selecting) and discovery/access for Visual Arts, which includes the Nevins Collection for the Study of Comics and Graphic Novels; pursue professional development and stay abreast of best practices in the field. Initiate and collaborate on projects involving digital images, and advise on assessment efforts around Visual Literacy. Demonstrate proficiency with copyright and fair use policy. Serve as liaison to Visual Arts and other departments as appropriate. Serve on internal and campus-wide committees and teams.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Report to the Head of Research, Teaching & Learning
  • Serve as primary Visual Literacy specialist
  • Hire, train & supervise student worker(s) as appropriate
  • Provide reference, research by appointment, and instruction as part of RTL's mission, especially to those enrolled in Visual Arts courses
  • Serve as liaison to one or more departments
  • Serve as cluster librarian to Montserrat, on rotation
  • Collaborate with other RTL librarians to promote and support research and instruction
  • Manage collection and instruction needs of the Visual Arts Department
  • Stay abreast of copyright laws and associated copyright issues in higher education
  • Other duties as assigned


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Art History required. ALA-accredited MLIS required. MA in Art History preferred.
  • Intermediate knowledge of image creation and image discovery/access system management.
  • Intermediate knowledge of library systems and current practices.
  • Entry level classroom experience, both for Art History and for disciplines beyond Visual Arts.
  • Basic understanding of copyright law, intellectual freedom, and ethical use of information.


Core Competencies

  • Demonstrated commitment to librarianship.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Visual Arts curriculum and resources in academia.
  • High comfort level in teaching and presenting to a group.
  • Easy to collaborate with, willing to work on a team toward a common goal.
  • Collegiality and ability to mentor student workers.
  • Commitment to professional development and scholarship; participation in the broader professional community.
  • Excellent innovation/creativity.
  • Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.

To apply, and view full job description, visit: https://apptrkr.com/1527748

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Research Assistant, Inclusion in Information Systems, Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS), MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS), MIT Libraries seeks undergraduate or graduate Research Assistants to contribute to a white paper related to the "National forum on principles of accessibility and inclusion for the design of library systems." Research assistants will contribute to desk-research, data-collection, and qualitative analysis in the area of inclusive information systems. Research assistants work directly with the Principal Investigator. Particular responsibilities include: directed reading of professional publications; literature reviews and desk research; testing or prototyping of software tools for research; data modeling and analysis, and draft writing a research paper.


Qualifications: Information Science, Social Science or Humanities concentrations are desired, strong English language writing skills are required.


Hours & timeframe: 10-20 hours a week July through August. Additional hours are available, specific hours are flexible, and work can be performed on-site at MIT or offsite using online collaboration tools. There is a potential for extension in the fall semester, contingent on available funding and work progress


Salary: $20/hr

How to apply: Please apply with a cover letter and Resume/CV to CREOS@mit.edu


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin

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Library Assistant 1 (Part-Time), Bedford Free Public Library, Bedford, MA

The Bedford Free Public Library is seeking enthusiastic, customer-focused individuals to join our
Circulation team. This position requires attention to detail, accuracy, and the ability to prioritize tasks.


Qualifications: Ability to communicate well in English is required, additional language skills are
desired. Successful candidates will have working knowledge of computers, Internet searching, and basic
software applications. Previous experience with automated library systems (Sierra) is strongly preferred.  

Work involves constant light to moderate physical activity including walking and standing for extended
periods of time.

Ability to bend, reach, climb stairs, push book trucks, and lift materials weighing up to 40 lbs. is necessary.

Sufficient vision is essential to read, sort, shelve, shelf-read library materials, create and maintain patron records, and use multiple computer programs.

Moderate to extensive computer work required.


Salary: $17.23 per hour to start.


Schedule: Shifts are typically 4 hours long and may occur during mornings, afternoons, or evenings.
Weekend shifts (including Sundays from September to May) in rotation are required.


Apply: Please send your application, resume, and cover letter to Noreen O'Gara, Assistant Library Director,
Bedford Free Public Library, 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730 (nogara@minlib.net).
The Town of Bedford application is available online at www.bedfordma.gov.
Applications received by August 1, 2019 will be given first consideration.

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Research Support Librarian, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

The Research Support Librarian is a key member of the information, instruction, and reference team.  This position provides information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing with a focus on providing tools, skills and information support to foster research activities among emerging investigators. Other duties include reference and systematic review consultations, distance education student support, departmental liaison activities, and membership on various library and University committees. This position reports to the Director, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Performs online database searches and research consultations as requested to meet the scientific information needs of the research and academic community
  2. Provides training and support for systematic and scoping reviews.
  3. Provides training and support for PubMed, NCBI resources, and other specialized databases, including electronic collaboration platforms.
  4. Provides data management support, especially as related to data deposits, data citations, ontologies, best practices, and funder compliance.
  5. Works closely with the Research Scholarly Concentration in the SMHS, the SMHS Research Workforce Development office, the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, and doctoral programs in the health sciences, GWSPH and SON to support emerging researchers and investigators. 
  6. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing, health sciences, and public health research courses.  Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Clinical Skills and Reasoning program in the medical curriculum.
  7. Makes recommendations for tools and resources needed to support the research community.
  8. Collaborates with the Scholarly Publishing and Metadata Librarian on research impact metrics and scholarly communications issues. Supports research impact measurement and visualization.  Consults on communicating research results widely. Promotes the creation of researcher profiles documenting skills, grants, publications, and collaborations.
  9. Works with researchers to identify collaborators, partners, and research opportunities.
  10. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and information services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
  11. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  12. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  13. Participates in collection development activities for liaison departments. 
  14. Assists in management of research-related listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

Required:  MLS from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent combination of relevant Masters degree and research support experience. Demonstrated experience searching biomedical literature and using NCBI databases and tools. Demonstrated experience providing data management support. Demonstrated knowledge of the research lifecycle.  Experience with collaboration tools, statistical software, course management software, and development of online instructional modules or tutorials. Experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services OR experience providing educational and research technology support.

 

Preferred:  Experience producing and compiling research impact metrics.  Knowledge of bioinformatics software and scientific programming software such as R. Experience in providing advanced information services in an academic health sciences library, including assisting with systematic reviews. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.

 

To ApplyTo be considered, applicants should complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/66590 and upload a letter of interest and a current CV. Review of applications will begin on 6/14/19 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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Head of Collection Development, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Description:
Saint Anselm College seeks a creative, team-oriented collection development librarian to lead its collection development and assessment initiatives.  The Collection Development division is responsible for developing, curating, and assessing all print and electronic collections that support the College's academic program, that assist faculty with teaching and research, and that educate the whole person within the Saint Anselm Community.  The head of Collection Development also explores formal and informal relations with consortia (e.g. EAST) to advance the Library's collection development plan.  This is a management level position reporting to the College Librarian and working closely with three other peers within our library's organization.  The Head of Collection Development supervises one full-time librarian (Electronic Resources) and two full-time support staff members (Acquisitions Manager and Head of Periodicals). The Head of Collection Development receives budget support from the Library's Administrative Assistant and communicates regularly with the College Librarian on materials budget activity.  The Head of Collection Development also leads collection assessment activities - ranging from local projects and reports to collaborative work with the EAST consortium.

In order to meet the needs of our Community and to sustain a strong delivery of services in a college library setting, additional, but complementary, responsibilities are assigned. The incumbent serves as the co-coordinator of the library's liaison program; has a regular two hour shift on the reference desk during the academic year; serves as a liaison to one or more academic departments, and participates in the Library's information literacy program that reaches all four years of students from freshman English classes to senior honors seminars.  There are many opportunities to serve in collaboration with colleagues including College committees and task forces.  Professional activity at the state, regional, and national levels is encouraged and supported.

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications

  • ALA accredited Master of Library and Information Science.
  • Five years academic library experience with demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Experience developing collections budgets and budget projections.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports, visualizing data, and effectively communicating findings.
  • Experience building relationships and working with library vendors including negotiating license agreements.
  • Demonstrated successful interaction with college/university faculty in developing materials resources.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing.
  • Experience with integrated library systems (Saint Anselm utilizes Sierra).


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with using tools like OCLCs GreenGlass for assessment and right sizing of collections.
  • Participation in consortium activities involving print and electronic resource sharing and/or preservation.
  • Demonstrated experience with teaching in library information literacy program.

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.


To Apply: visit the college's Employment website: https://www.anselm.edu/administrative-offices-services/human-resources-employment-opportunities

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Circulation Aide, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

Job Title: (Non-Benefited/Temporary) Circulation Aide - Library

For over 63 years, Holyoke Community College has been a gateway to quality education and career advancement. Seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations, more than 100,000 students have come through the open doors of the College. HCC offers over 100 different academic options.

The Commonwealth's oldest community college, Holyoke Community College serves more than 10,000 students annually in credit and noncredit programs and courses. The college has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Recognized for its Honors Program, distance learning curriculum, learning communities, and service to students, HCC also offers business development opportunities through the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development.

Job Description:
DUTIES:

  • Provides coverage at the circulation desk.
  • Charges, renews and discharges library materials via on-line circulation system.
  • Assists library users by responding to inquiries.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalency; Basic computer skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work independently and in group situations; Experience working with a diverse community.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with library circulation system; Excellent written and oral communication skills.

COMPENSATION:  $12 per hour, non-benefited; Position funded through June 30, 2020.

HOURS:  Typically two afternoons/week; 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Additional Information:
Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.

  • All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B  Visa.
  • Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.


Application Instructions:
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) and
  • List of references with names, e-mail addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references

DEADLINE: Screening will begin will applications received by July 29, 2019.  Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

Apply here: https://hcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=112935

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Graduate Student Assistant, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta, GA

JOB TITLE: Graduate Student Assistant (1 year, part-time - 15 hours per week)

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented graduate student in Library Science or Archival Science to assist in the creation of a linked open data directory of Georgia's natural, cultural, and historic organizations for disaster response. This appointment is part time for 12 months and funded by a grant. The graduate student assistant reports to the Digital Services Department Head, and will work with staff from cultural heritage organizations across Georgia.

 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform web, email, and phone research to identify, verify, and update directory information
  • Document sources of information with references
  • Use Excel and CSV to create and update spreadsheets
  • Use Git to provide version control as datasets are updated
  • Use OpenRefine to reconcile data against global vocabularies and ontologies
  • Use WikiData to publish data
  • Collaborate with Digital Initiatives Librarian and Web Developer in the creation of a public user interface and automated email tool.

SKILLS:

  • Ability to work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team, as well as independently
  • Ability to conduct professional business telephone and email communication
  • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software applications preferred
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in a graduate degree program in Library Science or Archival Science
  • Demonstrated ability to follow technical procedures and workflows required
  • Experience working in technology, archives, and/or libraries desirable
  • Maintain work area in a neat and orderly condition
  • Attention to detail required
  • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu. Please include three professional references.


The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library visit us online at www.auctr.edu.

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Project Archivist, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

Marlboro College is a small, private, liberal arts college nestled in the hills of Southeastern Vermont. We
are in search of a self-directed and collaborative professional who is prepared to establish a vibrant
archives department while also working closely with colleagues to determine best practices and a
sustainable operation in Special Collections & Archives.


The Project Archivist works to ensure preservation of and access to archival and special collections that
document and support the mission of Marlboro College. Reporting to the Library Director of the Rice-Aron
Library, the Project Archivist creates enhanced access to the College's unique collections.


This is a temporary, full-time position consisting of approximately 37.5 hours per week for 12 months.


The Archivist's duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Appraising, arranging, and describing archives according to best practices, including producing finding aids
  • Ensuring long-term preservation by determining and executing proper handling and storage for collections
  • Establishing, organizing, and maintaining a collection
  • Crafting archives program policies, such as accession protocols and policies related to the transfer of records
  • Identifying materials of significance for a small-scale digitization project
  • Partnering with faculty to integrate archival material into courses and delivering instruction modules
  • One shift per week at the Service Desk
  • Occasional evening and weekend work


Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies
  • 4-6 years of experience in processing archival collections
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival best practices, including the application of archival metadata and descriptive standards (MARC, Dublin Core, XML)
  • Familiarity with digital collections platforms such as ContentDM or Islandora
  • Ability to identify conservation and preservation issues and to determine appropriate solutions
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to guide a student assistant
  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience establishing an archive
  • Experience defining and executing work plans and timelines, and creating related budgets

Marlboro College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact HR (hr@marlboro.edu).

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position includes benefits.

Background Check: Employment with Marlboro College is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal
history background check.


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

All applicants must apply online at https://nook.marlboro.edu/offices/hr/jobs/application/170.
Electronic attachments to the online application should include: a curriculum vitae or resume; a letter of
application; and the names and contact information for three references.

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Instruction and Outreach Librarian, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Work Schedule:
3 days per week Portland Campus, 2 days per week Lewiston-Auburn Campus initially

Statement of Job:
Join the University of Southern Maine Libraries' team in serving a three campus, regional university with three university libraries and three special collections in beautiful Southern Maine.

This position will focus on the libraries' role of information literacy, instruction, and library outreach to the university community.  The position will work closely with the Learning Services Librarian to promote and engage in information literacy instruction, both in person and online, and will serve as a Library Liaison to academic departments, including collection development activities.  The position will be a part of the Libraries' learning commons model using an "on call" back up reference rotation.

Along with other staff, the position will participate in library initiatives such as Open Education Resources (OER) and digital projects.  Candidates should be professionally curious and ready to engage with others on campus, with the library community, and with consortiums in which USM Libraries participate.  The position will initially work at both the Portland Campus and Lewiston/Auburn Campus.

We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values:  Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.


We are the University of Everyone - committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Qualifications:
Required:

  • A Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • One year of experience in an academic library


Preferred:

  • Three years or more of academic library and/or public service experience
  • One year or more of instruction experience in an academic library
  • Experience with OER, Digital libraries, social media and/or website


Complete Job Description

 

To apply:
Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.

All required materials must be submitted by August 9, 2019.

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Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

The ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, collaborative and service-oriented Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections to develop and coordinate metadata initiatives for ASU Library's special collections and archival resources, including rare books, photographic and manuscript collections, and digital objects.

Working under the direction of the Head of Acquisition and Metadata Services, the Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections creates and edits metadata for physical and digital specialized collections and archival resources; develops priorities, policies and procedures in conjunction with archival, specialized collections, repository services and metadata staff; identifies and resolves metadata-related problems and issues; and creates, monitors and adjusts workflows as needed.

The Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections contributes to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC); provides training to metadata staff; participates in the creation, development and implementation of unit and team policies and procedures; and maintains a high-level working knowledge of national and international theory and practice pertaining to librarianship, specifically specialized collections.

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, ASU Library is home to eight library facilities across four ASU campus locations - providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers, and a suite of makerspaces and creative services. More information about the library can be found at lib.asu.edu.

Required qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science from an American Library Association accredited program
  • Minimum two years of experience with cataloging of specialized/distinctive collections and/or rare books
  • Working knowledge of AACR2 and/or RDA, DCRM(B), LCSH, LC classification system, and MARC content designation


Preferred qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of non-MARC metadata schema and standards, such as Dublin Core, MODS, EAD, DACS, and/or CCO
  • Experience providing original cataloging for specialized/distinctive collections and/or rare books, preferably in a large research library
  • Knowledge of authority control theory and practice
  • Experience with OCLC or similar utility and its practice
  • Experience with XML, XSLT, and/or other data normalization and transformation tools
  • Broad academic background, particularly in the humanities
  • Training experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English

Salary and Rank: This is a continuing track Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian and salary dependent upon experience.

Application Procedures: Application packet consists of a cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. The application should be sent as a single (one) complete electronic file to Lillie Johnson (Lillie.Johnson@asu.edu). Questions about the position should be directed to Daniel Jergovic, Head of Acquisitions and Metadata (daniel.jergovic@asu.edu).

Application Deadline: Application deadline is July 24, 2019; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.


Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. A background check is required for employment. For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: www.asu.edu. For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit www.visitarizona.com.


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Student Success Librarian/Systems & Electronic Resources, Middlesex Community College, Bedford/Lowell, MA

General Summary: The Student Success Librarian/Systems & Electronic Resources is an enthusiastic and student-focused librarian reporting to the Director of Libraries. The Systems & Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively with MCC librarians, faculty, staff and students, HELM network staff and vendors to support library applications, technologies and electronic resources. In coordination with the library director and coordinators, participates in developing policies and procedures to ensure smooth operation in library technology matters. Serves as the key contact person with respect to all library systems and technology issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administers, configures and maintains the libraries' systems including Koha ILS.
  • Works with other MCC librarians and coordinators, college information technology staff, HELM and FLO networks and vendors to maintain the library services and troubleshoot technology issues.
  • Works with other MCC librarians, coordinators and IT professionals to keep current with network and library systems, processes and procedures.
  • Participates in the libraries' assessment efforts, including measuring and evaluating a variety of library services.
  • Plans and implements projects in cooperation with the librarians and coordinators on both campuses.
  • Provides direction and expertise all areas of library technology, including system migration, planning, training configuration.
  • Participates in other essential areas of the library such as: collection development, reference and instruction in library research and information literacy.
  • Researches, evaluates and recommends hardware and software solutions for the libraries.
  • Organizes, prepares, and presents professional development seminars for faculty and staff to update their skills in the use of library technologies.
  • Adapts to new ways of providing information to our users in response to continuing changes in library technology. Assists in developing policies and procedures in collaboration with others on the library staff   to improve existing library services or implement new ones.
  • Maintains an awareness of, and works to provide new technologies for information retrieval appropriate to our libraries.
  • Attends meetings relevant to the operation of the library and serves as the library's representative at the discretion of the Director of Libraries.
  • Performs other duties as needed.

 

Requirements:

Skills/Experience/Training Required:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program or closely related field;
  • At least three (3) years' experience and/or training that includes experience in providing effective Information System Management and Support in a library setting.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web and library related technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as the Microsoft platform and products or other productivity software.
  • Experience with library operations, reference service, information literacy instruction, circulation service and library information systems in an academic library; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding ofindividuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;


Skills/Experience/Training Preferred:

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;
  • Understanding of authentication and protocols for search and retrieval.
  • Experience with web and user-centered design, assessment methodologies and usability studies
  • Hands-on understanding of web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery, SQL.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.

 

Additional Information:
This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, MCCC Unit Professional position with benefits.  For further information, see the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement.To view the classification specification for this position link to: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Classification Specifications

Salary Range: MCCC Grade 5 minimum base salary with a master's degree is $55,827 to a maximum of $80,039 per year. Actual salary dependent on the collective bargaining agreement classification placement review of education and experience.

Hours:  8:30am to 4:30pm

Location:  Bedford and Lowell campuses

Start Date:  August 2019

Application Deadline: 8/4/19

The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.


Application Instructions:
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via the online application:

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume

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Part-Time Assistant Librarian: Diversity, Inclusion & Social Justice Specialist, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

This is a 20 hour per week split day and evening position during the academic semester. Hours are Mondays 3-8pm, Tuesdays 3-8pm, Thursdays 9am-2pm and Fridays 9am-2pm. Requests for reemployment are considered for renewal each semester for the academic year and for summer sessions.


General Summary:
North Shore Community College Library seeks an enthusiastic and student-focused librarian reporting to
the Coordinator of Public Services to provide reference and instructional services on the Danvers Campus
Library during assigned hours when classes are in session. As a member of the Library's Reference &amp;
Instructional Services Team, the Diversity, Inclusion, &amp; Social Justice Specialist will play a key role in
guiding the team and other library departments in the planning, development, implementation, marketing and assessment of the Library's activities associated with Diversity, Inclusion &amp; Social Justice.
The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users and share a commitment to support student learning.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Staffs the reference and research services desk and accommodates student, faculty or staff preferences for connecting with assistance through drop in services, chat, email, SMS messaging, or appointment bookingsContributes to information literacy initiatives and participates in the design and provision of library instruction that promotes the information literacy competencies of our students
  • Works with the Reference &amp; Instructional Services team and other library departments to define the scope of the Library's role in diversity, inclusion &amp; social justice campus initiatives
  • Works with the Reference &amp; Instructional Services team and other library departments to enhance the relevance and accessibility of our facilities, services and collections for the communities we serve in the areas of diversity, inclusion &amp; social justice
  • Undertakes outreach activities to faculty in assigned liaison areas
  • Participates in collection development activities in assigned liaison areas and other areas as requested by the Coordinator of Public Services
  • Participates in collection maintenance and collection assessment activities
  • Follows and contributes to HELM network developments
  • Participates in Reference &amp; Instructional Team meetings, Library All Staff meetings and College committees as related to campus Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice initiatives
  • Assists in the development and presentation of new library programs and services at College events, programs and institutes
  • Exhibits professional growth through participation in trainings, workshops and professional conferences
  • Provides backup circulation services as needed
  • Performs other duties as required by the Coordinator of Public Services or the Director of Library & Learning Resource Services

Required Qualifications:
1. MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program
2. Reference and instruction experience
3. Knowledge of diversity, inclusion and social justice literature and strategies in academic
libraries and higher education
4. Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources
5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
6. Reliability and dependability are extremely important


Additional Information:
Salary: $28.29 per hour, non-benefited position
Starting date: September 3, 2019


Application Instructions:
Submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position
at https://nscc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=112940

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Collections Assistant, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and organized self-starter to join the Collections and Access Services Department which includes Acquisitions and Cataloging. Duties include purchasing, receiving, and cataloging library materials along with coordinating projects. This position requires excellent communication and collaboration across library units to make material available and discoverable in support of our patrons' teaching, learning, and research needs. The successful candidate will report to the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Places, records, and tracks orders of material in integrated library management system;
  • Manages print journal and book series subscriptions;
  • Receives and pays invoices, conducting regular reconciliation tasks to ensure record accuracy;
  • Manages receipt of library content purchases and transfers to other units for processing;
  • Performs copy cataloging as assigned;
  • Participates in gathering usage statistics and performing data analysis;
  • Coordinates unit projects for timely and accurate completion, including but not limited to
    • Transition to automated book purchasing service (GOBI);
    • Review, analysis, and cleanup of book series subscriptions; and
    • Journal and book stacks collection refresh;
  • Assists in managing student worker assignments;
  • Communicates with vendors to investigate and resolve issues;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly, accurately, and with attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage multiple workflows and projects;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives;
  • Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds, with or without accommodation.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience;
  • Working knowledge of Aleph or other integrated library system;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel formulas and pivot tables;
  • Experience processing invoices and working within budget limits;
  • Understanding of bibliographic, holdings, and item records for materials in multiple formats;
  • Project management experience;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of patterns of serial publication.


Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, a cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with "Collections Assistant" in the subject line to Briana Marine, Administrative Operations Coordinator, at bmarine@loyola.edu.

Website link:https://www.lndl.org/about/employment-opportunities#Collections%20Assistant

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