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Dean of Library Services, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

DEAN OF LIBRARY SERVICES WHEATON COLLEGE

Wheaton College, a private, residential, liberal-arts college located in southeastern Massachusetts, seeks an ambitious new Dean of Library Services to define the future of library and information services in supports of the College's mission: "to create possibilities for our students by offering a full range of studies in the arts, sciences, humanities, mathematics and social sciences. Our approach to the liberal arts emphasizes active learning in the classroom, on the campus and in the real world."

Reporting to the Provost and appointed with faculty status, the new Dean of Library Services will be an innovative and collaborative leader who provides strategic direction for all functions of the Wallace Library in partnership with other academic units and in support of the mission of the College. The Dean of Library Services will articulate and implement a compelling strategic plan for the future of Wallace Library, based on a perceptive and inspirational vision of the future of academic libraries. The Dean's vision will continue to transform the Library into a dynamic academic hub that serves the needs of all members of the Wheaton community. 

The Dean of Library Services serves as the primary advocate for the Library, both internally and externally. Anticipating future opportunities and challenges, the Dean collaborates closely with faculty and administrators to continually align and integrate the Library into the academic life of the College. To that end, the Dean builds communities of practice and interest across campus and actively seeks both resources and external support for the Library's programmatic initiatives, including but not limited to its programs to promote information literacy across the curriculum and the use of digital methods and technologies in the classroom. 

The Dean of Library Services provides accountability for the Library by preparing and administering an approximately $2.75 million operating budget; ensuring that its collections and resources align with and meet the needs of Wheaton's curriculum; hiring and managing a diverse and dedicated staff; and developing a culture of assessment of library services and outcomes. The Dean is also charged with fostering an organizational climate based on respect, service, teamwork, communication, professional growth, and responsibility in which diversity, creativity, and innovation thrive. 

For the decade before 2015, Wheaton's library and information technology functions were integrated under a vice president of information services. In 2015, the two organizations were separated and the library became part of the Provost's office. As the library organization has settled into this new administrative structure, its budget, infrastructure, staffing model, and organizational culture has begun to emerge. Now, a 22-person staff, many of them hired in the last few years and excited to be part of a forward-looking, ambitious, service-oriented library, cover research and instruction, access services, digital and special collections, and media services. 

The Wallace Library is the likely home of the Center for Teaching and Learning that is currently in design development. Reporting to the Provost alongside the Dean of Library Services, the head of the Center for Teaching and Learning, who is to be appointed in the coming academic year, will be a key colleague for the Dean in initiatives and programs focused on students and faculty.

College leadership, informed by a 2016 ACRL review, have identified several priorities for the new Dean, who will naturally have the opportunity to assess these priorities and develop a plan to address them as well as others that may be identified during his/her tenure:

  • Articulate a vision for the Wallace Library that will re-establish its relevance for all College stakeholders - faculty, students, staff, alumni, and neighbors - and make it a vibrant space, actual and virtual, for collaboration, exploration, and innovation.
  • Develop a strategy for the library's digital collection.
  • Develop a plan for the evolution of the library's space and physical environment.
  • Ensure library systems are aligned with constituents' expectations and the ambitions of the College.
  • Contribute to the design, launch, and success of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Advancing these critical endeavors will engage the Dean in conversations and collaborations with College leadership, with faculty, and with students and staff in the shared work of transforming this core Wheaton resource and positioning it to sustain the College's educational programs and its campus environment going forward.

Core Responsibilities

  • Oversees all Library employees, services, and policies, maintaining and advancing library services to all College constituents. Effectively leads and manages all library staff. Pays special attention to achieving greater diversity among library staff in recruiting and hiring. Fosters an open and inclusive work environment that values communication, collaboration, and respect.
  • Serves as lead ambassador and advocate for the Library within the Wheaton community. Takes an active and visible role on campus, including by serving on various committees.
  • Spearheads all strategic planning and fundraising activities related to the Library and its service to the broader College mission.
  • Helps to conceptualize and develop a recently proposed Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Oversees the allocation and dispensation of the Library budget and aligns it with all strategic planning objectives.
  • Stays current with the research and scholarship on academic libraries. Fosters a creative environment that supports innovative teaching by faculty and staff, consistent with the pedagogical and administrative goals of the College.
  • Represents the Library at professional conferences and committees both locally and nationally, including as the representative of Wheaton College on the Executive Board of the HELIN library consortium. 

Qualifications: Wheaton is seeking a Dean who will be a bold and transformative leader, conceiving innovative ways to generate resources for the library that will bring it to the level of service, impact, and relevance that the College expects in terms of its collection, its space, and its role in teaching, learning, research, and community. The Dean will be someone who is open, collaborative, trusted, and committed to the Wheaton College community. S/he will be appointed as a member of the College faculty and must therefore demonstrate clear community to academic values.

The ideal candidate will bring many of the following qualifications:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program; an additional master's degree or higher in a discipline taught at Wheaton College is desirable but not required.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in library administration, preferably in an academic institution; experience as a direct report to a library director/dean, or as a director/dean is expected.
  • Passion about the role of the library in undergraduate education and the ability to articulate a vision for the library at Wheaton that engages and motivates stakeholders.
  • Creativity, curiosity, and a passion for serving undergraduate students and faculty dedicated to both teaching and research.
  • A track record of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment.
  • Active engagement with current library scholarship and research and a strong record of service to the library profession.
  • Significant experience with library budgets, library operations, and the recruiting, hiring, management, and leadership of professional and paraprofessional staff; experience developing a long-range plan for financial sustainability, including with fundraising via grant-writing or philanthropy, is a plus.
  • Experience implementing or updating library systems and working with media, digital archives, and technology support.
  • A grounding in instructional technology and the ability to help faculty integrate new and established library capabilities into their curricula and pedagogy. Experience with space planning and project management; a track record of strategic impact upon library space utilization and atmosphere.
  • Experience with the development and tactical implementation of assessment programs of library services, including knowledge of user needs and satisfaction studies.
  • Experience with accreditation processes.
  • Experience (or at least interest in and the aptitude for) forging sustainable collaborations between libraries that leverage resources and increase impact.

Wheaton College Located between Boston and Providence, Wheaton College is a four-year, private liberal arts college with 1,550 students. The Wheaton Curriculum offers more than 600 courses in 40 majors and 50 minors. The student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1 and average class size of 15-20 students help foster the close collaborative relationships that develop between undergraduates and faculty. 

Wheaton's Madeleine Clark Wallace Library, housed in a historic building at the heart of the Wheaton College campus, is the hub where students connect with information and ideas. Its holdings include more than 300,000 print and more than 150,000 electronic volumes, a comprehensive selection of periodicals, audiovisual materials, and research databases, as well as Wheaton's unique Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections. Its team of librarians, technologists, and support staff is dedicated to supporting all members of the Wheaton community in their learning, research, and teaching.

Wheaton College has retained Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support this recruitment. Craig Smith, Partner, and Jennifer Rumain, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to jennifer.rumain@opuspartners.net. 

Wheaton College is committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who will increase the diversity of the College community.

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Head of Cataloging and Acquisitions Department and Electronic Resources Librarian, Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Head of Cataloging and Acquisitions Department and Electronic Resources Librarian, Milner Library

Illinois State University's Milner Library seeks an innovative, forward-thinking, and collaborative librarian for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for managing the Cataloging and Acquisitions Department and the Library's electronic resources. Appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. To ensure full consideration, please apply by February 1, 2018.  For a complete description and to apply, see https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=73928

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Head of Circulation, School of Law, Samuel M. Fineman Law Library and Pappas, Boston University, Boston, MA

Tracking Code: 5401/A2218

Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Director for Administration and Access Services, the Head of Circulation provides service-oriented, forward-thinking leadership for the circulation department. Supervises and manages all circulation operations and services, including document delivery, interlibrary loan, circulation, stacks maintenance, reserves, public spaces and closed stacks. Responsible for ensuring library is open and staffed during all operating hours. Trains, develops, and evaluates staff of three paraprofessionals, three technicians, and student workers.

Required Skills

BA/BS required, MLS/MLIS preferred. Minimum of 3 years experience in a library public services department and MLS/MLIS or minimum of five years experience without MLS/MLIS degree. Strong interpersonal, management, conflict resolution, oral, and written communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of library public services, including circulation, reserves, stacks maintenance, and integrated library systems, preferably Ex Libris Alma. Must have the ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-based environment, managing multiple priorities and a fast pace while maintaining focus on customer service. Ability to occasionally lift or move up to 50 lbs., regularly push loaded book carts, frequently travel between multiple floors and library locations and frequently climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and reach. Familiarity with legal materials or academic environment and previous supervisory experience a plus. Preferred: Record of increasing responsibility in a public services department and active engagement in professional associations or contributions to library literature.

Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary - Grade 74

For more information, apply here.

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Faculty, UBC iSchool, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Faculty Position in Information Studies: (Research Stream Associate or Full Professor)

The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), the iSchool at The University of British Columbia (UBC) - Vancouver, invites applications from distinguished scholars for a full-time tenure-stream position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, to begin July 1, 2018. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in the field of information studies or a related discipline. The successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to their level of experience and fit with the criteria for appointment at that rank, in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Candidates must have a strong commitment to the mission of the UBC iSchool, including the value and importance of information and records in society. We are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly expertise in one or more of the following areas: information policy and ethics; data management and analytics; new media and Internet studies; digital collections; Indigenous information systems and initiatives; cultural heritage informatics/preservation; and scholarly communication. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in research and scholarly activities; evidence of externally funded research; a strong record of publications and contributions within the field; ability and interest in high quality, innovative teaching and graduate mentorship; and a record of leadership and service to the academic community.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching and student supervision at the graduate (MLIS, PhD) and undergraduate (BMS) level and to demonstrate leadership within the School.

UBC has an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. It is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, one of the world's most beautiful and culturally diverse cities. The iSchool at UBC, an academic unit within the Faculty of Arts, offers a Ph.D. program and Masters programs in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) and Archival Studies (MAS), a First Nations specialization, and a MAS/MLIS Dual Program. The iSchool also offers an interdisciplinary MA in Children's Literature (MACL) and participates in the multidisciplinary Bachelor of Media Studies program. Further information about the iSchool can be found at http://slais.ubc.ca/. UBC-Vancouver's Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/.

Review of applications will begin after February 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted online through the UBC Faculty Careers website at https://www.hr.ubc.ca/jobs/faculty.php?job_id=28705. Applicants should apply online by February 15, 2018 and be prepared to upload the following documents in the order listed: a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae; a research statement; a teaching portfolio of no more than 5 pages, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample publication, and the names and contact information for at least four potential referees from whom confidential assessments may be obtained. Enquiries may be addressed to Luanne Freund, Director and Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at: ischool.recruit@ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Systems and Technology Librarian, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

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

December 21, 2017

Req.#: 12/17-R4

Application Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018 @ 11:59 PM PST.

Essential Functions of Position: Commencing Fall 2018, a full-time, tenure-track Librarian position will be available in the Santa Barbara City College Luria Library. We are seeking applicants who can participate in a team environment dedicated to excellent customer service and student success. Our emphasis on creativity, collaboration, and technology innovation makes this a dynamic workplace.

As the technology lead, Systems and Technology Librarian will provide vision, leadership, and support to current and emerging technologies for the library. Primary responsibility is the development and maintenance of library technology infrastructure, including managing and coordinating the library's online presence, library website and web services, and online resources; collaborating with campus technology departments to maintain technology infrastructure; lead in the development and maintenance of online assessment tools and instructional technology.

Responsibilities also include providing reference services, both face-to-face and virtual, instructing students and faculty in the use of library resources, teaching information competency workshops, and collection development. Other responsibilities include full participation in departmental responsibilities and college service (such as committee assignments, co-curricular activities).

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.

  1. Master's in library science, library and information science. OR
  2. Combination of education and other accomplishments that is equivalent to the above. (If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement that presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g., transcripts, publications, and other work products.); OR
  3. Possession of a lifetime California Community College Librarian Credential.
  4. Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, culture, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts does not exactly match one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete an equivalency statement and attach it in the "Equivalency field" under the documents needed to apply. Degree titles that are not an exact match will not be considered outside of the equivalency process.

Desirable Qualifications:

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

Salary & Personnel Benefits: The current salary schedule range for an entering tenure-track faculty member is $56,874-$89,164, plus an earned doctoral bonus of $2,843.70. Depending on the entry step, the faculty member advances one step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $113,508, depending on the educational level attained. Starting salary is commensurate with academic preparation and full-time related, paid experience. In addition to salary, each full-time employee participates in a "cafeteria style" health and welfare benefits program.

Application Deadline/Screening: Completed online applications must be submitted by Monday, February 5, 2018 @ 11:59 PM PST.

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

  1. Online District Application form @https://jobs.sbcc.edu/
  2. Cover letter addressing the applicant's experience and the desirable qualifications listed in this announcement.
  3. CV or Resume.
  4. Copy of an unofficial college/university transcript, which verify minimum qualifications. Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.
  5. If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the "Documents Needed To Apply" section entitled "Equivalency" in the online application. The statement presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications, other documents.
  6. Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from an official USA certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to the online application. NOTE: If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit http://www.chea.org/search/search.asp or http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.
  7. Letters of reference are not required for this recruitment. Please do not submit reference letters within your online application.
  8. Within the online application, there is a required section to list three professional references; a maximum of six references may be submitted. These references will be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for the position. These references should be able to critically assess your work qualifications and job performance.

Additional Instructions: If you experience technical difficulties attaching any of your documents electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

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

If you apply for more than one position, copies of all the required documents must be attached separately for each position. Applications and all documents submitted become the property of SBCC and are retained electronically.

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

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

General Requirements to be submitted Upon Offer of Employment:

  • Satisfactory fingerprint report and a completed tuberculosis risk assessment.
  • Documentation verifying identity and United States citizenship or authorization that you have the right to work in the United States permanently and do not now or in the future require sponsorship by Santa Barbara City College or other hiring institutions.
  • Official transcripts conferring college degrees indicated on the employment application.

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

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (with or without provision of reasonable accommodation) Hearing and speaking to exchange information. Ability to remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for an extended period of time. Communicating and expressing oneself clearly on a variety of topics in conversations with, and presentations to, staff, students, and members of the community. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally. Reaching, bending and stooping to retrieve materials. Lifting, carrying materials to and from teaching location. Pushing, pulling assistive tools for transporting materials. Regular operation of a computer keyboard, calculator, and other normal office equipment. Reading a variety of complex materials. Mobility as required on campus and between locations to monitor student activities.

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

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Assistant/Associate Director, Museum of Art, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

The Assistant/Associate Director will partner with the Directors of the Museum to manage the operational and logistical side of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. He/she will be responsible for the current and long-term effectiveness of all financial functions of the Museum by developing and implementing effective, efficient, and compliant financial and compliant processes within the museums. In addition, in coordination with the Directors, this position is a liaison with the College's Office of Development and Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to ensure the coordination of potential funding opportunities. He/she will also oversee all operational aspects of the museum budget, communications programs, and The Museum Shop. This position may be hired at either the Assistant Director or Associate Director level, depending on experience.

M-F 8:30 - 5:00. Occasional and weekend hours required.

A Bachelor's degree is required; CPA or MBA preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and other constituents; excellent computer skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate will have broadly based financial, supervisory and operational skills with a successful track record of progressive financial management experience. He/she should have experience or strong familiarity with good, modern financial accounting, strategic planning, human resources and risk management principles, techniques and practices. Ideally, this experience will include a record of accomplishment in a museum environment or in arts administration.

Please apply online through the Bowdoin careers page: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/4750

SALARY RANGE: 60,000 - 70,000

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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor & Librarian, University of Missouri-Columbia, Kansas City, MO

Non-Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor & Librarian School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri - Columbia

The iSchool at University of Missouri Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri-Kansas City 

The School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT), Missouri's iSchool, seeks a candidate for an innovative position that integrates teaching and professional practice with outreach and advocacy. This non-tenure track (NTT) position is housed within the University of Missouri-Columbia, but located at the University of Missouri - Kansas City campus.

This position builds on a successful cross-campus initiative first piloted in 2001, with the intention of providing on-site teaching, advising, and networking opportunities for SISLT students. The successful candidate will work in the Kansas City area, providing 30% of their contract time to UMKC, typically through library service (e.g., reference, collection management, etc.), and 70% of their time to MU by teaching courses, providing advising and practicum supervision to students in Kansas City and Western Missouri, promoting the iSchool in the Kansas City and Western Missouri region, and service to SISLT. The position serves as a liaison between SISLT and students, prospective students, and adjunct faculty in the Kansas City area. Courses are taught in both online and hybrid (using online and face-to-face meetings) modes. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science
  • Second master's degree or other graduate degree
  • Commitment to library and information science (LIS) and LIS education
  • Willingness to teach graduate-level courses in an online or hybrid environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in person and online, establishing networks with regional LIS practitioners to secure student practicums and internships, working with remote colleagues and regional liaisons
  • Ability to work closely with Kansas City area practitioners to secure student practicums and internships and develop relationships with stakeholders
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Columbia, MO and surrounding regions throughout the year
  • Willingness to actively participate in assessment activities.
  • Commitment to public service and enthusiasm for work in libraries and related fields
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors:

  • Experience teaching graduate-level courses in an online or hybrid environment
  • Ability to create and implement interactive or online learning environments, objects, and content
  • Evidence of service participation in state and national professional organizations
  • Proven project management ability and organizational skills
  • Ability to advise and provide instructional and practicum supervision to a diverse graduate student body
  • Strategies for maintaining a vibrant student community in the Kansas City areas
  • Teaching abilities in two or more of the following areas: cataloging and classification; collections access and management; library and educational services for distance students; budgeting and management skills for information agencies; copyright, business information; electronic resources; evaluation and assessment; advocacy and marketing; and/or online education and information technologies for teaching and learning.

About the iSchool/SISLT: The mission of the iSchool -- School of Information Science & Learning Technologies is to improve the professional practice of information specialists and learning technologists; advance research on information, learning, and performance; disseminate knowledge, products, and services to improve the quality of life for all; and advance the economic well-being of Missouri and the Nation. 

As a member of the iSchool consortium (http://ischools.org), SISLT faculty share the common fundamental interest of all iSchools in investigating and disseminating knowledge about the relationship between information, people, and technology. SISLT faculty demonstrate strong interdisciplinary collaboration among its members, with other academic units at the University of Missouri, national, and international partners.

The iSchool offers the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree in addition to Master of Science (MS) and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees in Educational Technology, a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Information Science & Learning Technologies, as well as Graduate Certificate programs in Digital Humanities; Usability and User Experience; and Online Learning. SISLT houses the only library and information science program in the State of Missouri that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). 

SISLT faculty maintain active research programs in areas including Library and Information Science, Digital Humanities, Information Literacy, Book and Media History, Information Behavior, Public Libraries, Archival Studies, Digital Scholarship, Services to Children and Teenagers, Learning Technologies, Games for Learning, and Social Computing.

SISLT is one of five academic units within the College of Education, all of which promote continuous improvement as one of the college's core values.

About the College of Education: The College of Education is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College has a student population of approximately 900 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students with 72 tenured/tenure-track and 25 full-time non-tenure track faculty members. The College is financially well positioned to invest in innovation. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $20 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

About Miller Nichols Library and UMKC Miller Nichols Library is the largest library at a mid-sized university in the heart of Kansas City's vibrant, socially-conscious, and affordable community. The University has an institutionwide commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and strives to create a welcoming environment where faculty and staff feel valued for their contribution. The UMKC University Libraries are in the midst of several facility upgrades that will enhance student learning with collaborative learning spaces and technologies. The Libraries makes a commitment to supporting and developing all library faculty so that they may be successful in meeting university, library, and personal goals

UMKC is a comprehensive research university library at America's creative crossroads in an affordable and vibrant city seeks candidates with energy, creativity, flexibility, and strong commitment to public services.

UMKC exemplifies the values of education first, innovation, accountability, diversity, and collaboration. UMKC holds a firm commitment to engage and lead the larger community in a variety of ways appropriate to its status as a forward-thinking cultural, intellectual and educational center. The UMKC University Libraries are in the midst of several facility upgrades that will enhance student learning with collaborative learning spaces and innovative technologies.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Appointment: Non-tenure track twelve-month appointment beginning September 1, 2018

To Apply: Apply on-line at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php. Search for Job ID: 25373. All candidates should upload (a) a letter of application describing the position to which you are applying and detailing your qualifications for the position, including which classes or subject areas you are prepared to teach; (b) philosophy of teaching statement; (c) a syllabus for a course you have designed and/or taught, and (d) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. For candidates applying at the Associate level, additionally send evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews). Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.

Please contact Associate Professor Denice Adkins, Search Committee Chair, adkinsde@missouri.edu for questions about the position.

Beginning Review Date: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by February 1, 2018; and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer: Women, minorities and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Dean's Office at 573-882-8524. The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

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Head of Technical Services, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of candidates for the position of Head of Technical Services. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, collegial, user-focused librarian who will provide dynamic leadership for our newly reorganized technical services departments and our new consortial and local library management system.

The Head of Technical Services will provide direction and strategic management for the full spectrum of the technical services provided by the library including: acquisitions, cataloging, classification, physical processing, database and electronic resource maintenance, and processing of government publications.

The successful candidate will lead Library Technical Services in new and interesting directions as information organization, discovery, and access tools change and evolve.

This position is appointed at the the Associate Librarian rank. Salary commensurate with experience.

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by February 12, 2018.

Anticipated start date is July 2018.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/48296

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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Faculty, School of Information, San José State University, San José, CA

SJSU Information School Announces Assistant Professor Open Position

The School of Information at San José State University is recruiting for a tenure track assistant professor in the area of Organizational Management and Behavior in Information Professions.

Applicants should have:

  • Experience in teaching 100% online courses in:
    • Challenges and critical success factors of information service development.
    • Strategic long term management and daily challenges involved in leading and supporting physical and digital library initiatives.
    • Effective mediation between the users of information and the resources and information systems in specific organizational contexts.
    • Best practices in library and information service strategic planning.
    • Performance measures that contribute to the effective development of library and information services.
       
  • Research interests in at least one of the following:
    • Advocacy and advocacy metrics in the information professions.
    • Decision making in the information professions.
    • Management of globally distributed teams of information professionals who work in globally distributed online environments -both profit and nonprofit.

An earned doctorate must be completed by the time of application.

Applications close on February 14th 2018 Download/Read full job description and how to apply.

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Resident Librarian, American University, Washington, DC

American University Library invites early-career librarians to apply for its Residency Librarian Program. The Resident Librarian position is a fixed-term three academic year faculty appointment and is designed to provide an immersion into academic librarianship and an opportunity to explore areas of interest. Funding will be provided to support professional engagement at the national level. Through the experience and mentoring acquired by participating in the Residency Librarian Program, individuals will be able to demonstrate skills at the professional level, will be able to develop a professional network, and will be prepared for future career opportunities. 

The Residency Librarian Program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. American University Library is one of the four founding institutions that established the Diversity Alliance member universities. The Residency Program Librarian will join another Residency Program Librarian already in place at American University Library. The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse entry-level librarian into the profession, to engage them in professional experience and service at American University, to provide mentorship in librarianship and in building their research and professional service agenda, and ultimately, to prepare them for a career in academic librarianship.

Responsibilities: Provide research and reference assistance services to a diverse user population at a busy research assistance desk, over the Web, and through teaching of information literacy classes. Work with colleagues in the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) Division to support the College Writing Program. Offer other information research and teaching. Integrate new technologies into the instruction process, and contribute to collection development and collection assessment. Prepare LibGuides, online tutorials, and other relevant reference tools and in support of the university community. Actively participate in faculty governance and service to the profession. Over the course of the academic year, some evening and weekend hours will be required.

The Resident Librarian will be a member of the Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) Division and report to the AU Library Residency Program Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements: Candidate must be a recent ALA-accredited M.L.S. graduate (graduated since January 2016). General knowledge of print and digital resources, for example, through coursework, pre-professional or professional experience or coursework related to teaching and library outreach is an asset. Candidate must be able to work independently; to demonstrate a commitment to diversity in the workplace, for example, through coursework, pre-professional and professional experience. Ability to work in a team environment is required and candidate must be able to demonstrate interest in professional development and service.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and the contact information (name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number) of three references through Interfolio.

Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Position is available June 1, 2018 and ends July 31, 2021.

The American University Library, www.american.edu/library, serves the AU Community through a collection of over 1,300,000 volumes, 52,000 media and 25,000 sound recordings.  Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections across campus including those with Language, Career, and Visual Arts resources. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and a partnership with the Wesley Theological Seminary.  The AU Library collection totals over 125,000 journal subscriptions win all subjects.  Personnel include 22 library faculty, 75 full-time staff and other professionals, and about 140 student assistants. The Library's budget is nearly $15 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, NISO, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

The American University, an R-2 university, chartered by an act of Congress in 1891, offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to over 12,000 students.  Its proximity to centers of technology, politics, justice, world affairs, communication, science, business, and the arts in the Washington, D.C. area enhances the learning environment.

For further information about American University, please see www.american.edu, and learn about the University Library at www.american.edu/library.

Additional questions can be addressed to:
        Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
        American University Library
        4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
        Washington, D.C.  20016-8046
        mmikkel@american.edu

*The Diversity Alliance began as a collaborative effort among American University, University of Iowa, West Virginia University, and Virginia Tech committed to mentoring under-represented populations and establishing a networked cohort of early career librarians. The overarching goal is to provide a broad range of experiences working in an academic environment with exposure to research and scholarship.  

The Alliance is a collaborative effort based on core principles:

  • Each Library will sponsor its own two to three-year residency program.
  • A commitment to creating employment opportunities for underrepresented groups in research libraries.
  • Target early-career librarians (or librarians new to research libraries).
  • Build community among the cohort of resident librarians by providing opportunities for the individuals to network.
  • The residency programs will provide for a rich and broad experience including a research component (writing is an important part of the experience), a leadership component (exposure to leadership possibilities), professional development (service experience), and exposure to the broader academy.
  • A Diversity Alliance Steering Team comprised of point persons from each library is responsible for ensuring outcomes are met as well as supervising the residents at their institutions.

http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance

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Director, SC&I, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information: Director of the Undergraduate Program in Information Technology and Informatic

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a non-tenure-track undergraduate program director in Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) in the Department of Library and Information Science. The initial appointment for the position will be up to a maximum of three years, with the possibility of renewal.

 

The Department of Library and Information Science has approximately 800 undergraduate Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) majors. Each semester the undergraduate program offers more than 80 course sections. ITI students pursue pathways such as IT management, information system design/development, IT project management, analytics management, help desk analysis, instructional technology /training, cyber-security, UXD, and knowledge management.

 

The Information Technology and Informatics Director actively participates as a departmental faculty member and works with the department chair to provide administrative leadership and teaching support to the undergraduate ITI program.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Administration and continued strategic development of the undergraduate ITI curriculum of pre-major and major course options, including: working with the curriculum committee on the management of curriculum review, course development and updates, and program changes, and working on assessment of learning, teaching, and curriculum.
  • Scheduling classes and coordinating faculty teaching assignments.
  • Hiring and mentoring part-time faculty in collaboration with the department chair.
  • Recruiting students to the major and advising students, including individual counseling and working with staff who serve as advisers.
  • Screening applications for admission to the major in partnership with the assistant dean of student services, and screening applications of ITI majors who apply for the 4+1 bachelors/masters program.
  • Teaching two courses in each fall and spring term.
  • Serving as a member of the school's Undergraduate Education Council and of the cabinet of the school.
  • Planning and promoting extra-curricular experiences for students, and working with industry representatives and instructors to provide opportunities for workplace readiness.
  • Working closely with the department chair, faculty, deans, and other program directors from the LIS Department and the two other departments of the school (Communication, and Journalism and Media Studies).
  • Representing the school at university-wide student events and outreach to other colleges and universities. 

Qualifications

The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in information technology, library and information science, or a related field.  Ideal candidates will have a strong ITI background and industry connections, demonstrated record of teaching and excellence in an institution of higher education, and experience in program administration and innovative and rigorous program development.  We seek applicants with a strong commitment to undergraduate education, capable of fostering innovation in teaching and curricula, and excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.

 

Applications

Applications must include a letter of application, a CV, names and contact information of three references, and may include up to three teaching portfolio samples.  The letter of application should clearly articulate the candidate's fit to the position with emphasis on requisite administrative and teaching experience and expertise, as well as fit with the school, faculty, and academic programs generally. To understand more about the school, visit our website at: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu. To understand more about the ITI undergraduate major, visit: https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/information-technology-and-informatics-major. Questions should be directed to the LIS Department Chair, Dr. Ross Todd at rtodd@rutgers.edu.  Active review of applications will begin February 15 and the position will remain open until filled. Submit applications to: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/57382

 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. Nearly 69,000 students and 22,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  An equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, Rutgers is committed to building a diverse community and encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement.

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Research Data Services Librarian, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a dynamic, innovative librarian for the position of Research Data Services Librarian. This librarian plays a significant strategic and operational role in expanding the library's support for research data services to meet the growing needs of UNH faculty and students. Working closely with the Scholarly Communication Librarian and subject librarians, the UNH Research Office, UNH IT, and other partners in creating a robust research data infrastructure at the University, the incumbent is integral in advocating for, developing, and building sustainable services to assist faculty, researchers, and students with the management of research data.

 

With experience focused in an academic setting, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of research data management, digital preservation strategies, data creation cycles, trends in data management throughout the research lifecycle, discipline-based ontologies and metadata standards for data sets, and sound data management planning for researchers.

 

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Department Chair, this is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to meet University and Library promotion and tenure requirements, which, among other things, include scholarship and active participation in library, university, and professional service.

 

View the position at http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/28332 for more information or to apply.

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Science and Engineering Librarian, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Science and Engineering Librarian

Librarian I or II

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

 

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Science and Engineering Librarian. The Science and Engineering Librarian will serve as the Libraries' subject specialist in assigned science and engineering departments.  Actively support the teaching and research endeavors of the University, especially with assigned constituencies, by providing research, instructional, and consultation services.  Teach library research sessions in areas congruent to expertise and collection responsibility. Create research guides and other learning objects. Select materials in all formats for assigned subject areas. Interpret and analyze information needs of students, faculty, and staff and recommend changes to service based on analyses. Collaborate with counterparts in the social sciences and humanities to ensure a consistent approach to instruction, learning and research, and outreach. 

Example of Duties:

Outreach

  1. Work to establish and maintain synergistic relationships with assigned academic departments and programs.
  2. Communicate regularly with faculty, staff, and students in assigned academic departments and programs.

 

Teaching and Learning

  1. Work with faculty to create timely, targeted, and curriculum-integrated library instruction and support.
  2. Create research guides, web pages, and learning objects as appropriate.
  3. Provide instruction and workshops to cultivate students' research and metaliteracy skills.
  4. Participate in designing and teaching instructional sessions for various audiences, including course-related information literacy sessions, workshops for undergraduate and graduate students, and/or credit classes in a classroom or web-based environment.

 

Research and Client Services

  1. Cultivate new models of research assistance. Assist users in researching topics and teach users to perform research on their own.
  2. Knowledge of and support for current and emerging scholarly publishing models, including open access, research data management, institutional repository promotion, authors' rights management, bibliometrics including alternative metrics, and digital preservation/curation.

 

Collection Management and Scholarly Communication

  1. Collaborate with Information Resources Management (IRM) staff to develop collections to support program and research needs.
  2. Continually assess resources to ensure they meet constituent needs.

 

Organizational Expectations

  1. Collaborate with colleagues to improve, strengthen and actively promote library services, content, programs and initiatives.
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to user-centered services. Be knowledgeable about and actively promote current services, resources and technologies.
  3. Maintain current awareness of issues and trends impacting higher education and understand how these may affect the Libraries.
  4. Participate in the Libraries' assessment program by collecting, reporting, maintaining, and using data to support evidence-based decisions.
  5. Understand and contribute to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  6. Use access to sensitive and/or not yet public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercise care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.
  7. May be asked to represent the Libraries on campus committees, Five College committees, Boston Library Consortium committees, or other selected professional meetings and conferences.
  8. Serve on internal library committees as needed.
  9. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  10. Demonstrate, foster and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture amongst staff and student staff.
  11. Work a flexible schedule, which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.
  12. Contribute to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.
  13. Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet department, organizational, and university goals and objectives.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its equivalent in librarianship from another country, or has appropriate equivalent experience - by time of hire.
  2. Knowledge of reference and information sources in all formats, particularly those relating to science and engineering.
  3. Understanding of the methods used in performing library research.
  4. Knowledge of skills associated with information literacy.
  5. Awareness of current and emerging scholarly communication models, including open access, research data management, authors' rights management, publication metrics, reputation management, and/or data curation/visualization services.
  6. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population.
  8. Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  9. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a service-oriented, research-intensive environment.
  10. Demonstrated creativity, initiative, and self-direction.
  11. Ability to contribute to the implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  12. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible and cooperative manner.
  13. Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  14. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully.  Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  15. Ability to work a schedule which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours, as required.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Familiarity with software applications and systems used in academic libraries.
  2. Relevant discipline-specific experience in an academic or research library in a research-intensive environment.
  3. Experience with research data management and knowledge of scientific research workflows.
  4. Academic degree in a STEM discipline is an asset.
  5. Knowledge of informatics/bioinformatics.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=93256 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by February 14, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Libraries seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Perseids Senior Software Developer, Classics, School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University, Medford, MA

The Perseids Project aims to encourage user-initiated humanities research in both pedagogical and scholarly contexts. We focus on integrating and enhancing existing tools and services and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in using technology to enable research and learning. 

The Sr Software Developer will provide the Perseids tools with a technical owner who can plan and implement further development of the platform as well as contribute to the broader aims of the project in the intellectual community of students and scholars of Digital Humanities and Data Science.

Qualifications
 Basic Requirements:
  • BS in computer science or related field.
  • 5+ years related experience.
  • Familiarity with Python, Ruby, and Javascript; experience with AngularJS preferred.
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases.
  • Experience with XML, RDF, and Linked Open Data.
  • Experience developing RESTful web applications and deploying them in a production environment.
  • Familiarity with DevOps.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to participate actively to writing grant applications and exploring new grant funding opportunities.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MA/MS in related field preferred.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.
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Multiple Positions, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria

The University of Melbourne School of Computing and Information Systems is seeking applicants for 15 continuing (i.e. tenure-track / permanent ) Lecturer and Senior Lecturer positions. We seek dynamic academics with expertise in Computer Science or Information Systems who have the potential to build a stellar teaching and research career at Melbourne.

The School of Computing and Information Systems is an international research leader in computer science, information systems and software engineering. In this discipline, the School was ranked number 1 in Australia and 13th in the world in the 2016 QS World University Ranking exercise.

We are particularly seeking applicants with expertise in the areas of business information systems, health informatics/digital health, software engineering, cybersecurity, or high-performance and distributed systems, but applicants whose work is aligned with any of the research groups in the School are encouraged to apply.

Applications close on 15 Jan 2018. The positions are advertised at http://go.unimelb.edu.au/jsp6, where the formal position description and a brochure with more information are available.

Contact Karin Verspoor karin.verspoor@unimelb.edu.au for enquiries and further information.

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Information Research Specialist, Knowledge & Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Information Research Specialist, Knowledge & Library Services, HBS

Duties & Responsibilities The Information Research Specialist is a valued member of Baker Research Services (BRS), a team of librarians, MBAs, statisticians, and economists with deep expertise working with licensed and publicly available data sources. BRS provides support to Harvard Business School faculty and doctoral students across multiple phases of research, teaching and learning. Our services include: advising on best resources for a research project; sourcing, acquiring and preparing data for analysis; methodological and statistical consulting; managing projects from beginning to end; finding innovative ways to communicate research findings; and much more.

Licensed business data sources frequently used in BRS include Bloomberg, CRSP, Capital IQ, Compustat, Datastream/Eikon, Factset, SDC, Thomson One and others.

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to the Senior Manager, Baker Research Services.
  • Works closely with HBS faculty, doctoral students, and research associates.
  • Contributes to the goals and priorities of Baker Research Services and Knowledge and Library Services.
  • Works closely with subject matter, content, and technical experts across Knowledge and Library Services, HBS and the Harvard University community.

Responsibilities:

The Information Research Specialist in Baker Research Services:

  • Supports the creation of original intellectual property by Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty and doctoral students in the forms of scholarly articles and books, cases, conference presentations, course materials, and testimony.
  • Responds accurately and rapidly to the information needs of clients using electronic, printed, and other types of information sources. Responsible for completing a varying number of longterm research projects as well as responding to quick-turnaround information requests.
  • Researches, identifies, evaluates, obtains, accesses, interprets and analyzes text and quantitative information and data from printed and digital sources including, but not limited to: macroeconomic, financial, accounting, and securities data, and information collected from thirdparty and non-traditional sources.
  • Builds and manages coherent spreadsheets and databases, merges data from multiple sources and formats, performs statistical analyses, and creates data visualizations representing results of research and analyses.
  • Consults with and advises researchers on optimal methodologies and interpretations of results.
  • Serves as backup to Senior Information Research Specialist in providing colleagues and customers with training, maintenance, and support for specialized research databases and analytical software in Baker Research Services
  • Participates in Baker Library and Harvard Library committees, working groups, events, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters degree or equivalent graduate education in Economics, Statistics, Library/Information Science, Business Administration or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 5+ years of applicable work experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in accessing and preparing for analysis data from diverse sources and in structured and unstructured formats, using Excel and at least one statistical analysis software package (SAS, Stata, R, etc.)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of business and economics concepts, related quantitative/qualitative measures for research application, and research methodologies, practices, and tools.
  • Experience finding, collecting, cleaning, manipulating and analyzing quantitative data in a research environment, including experience with third-party business data sources.
  • Record of participation in research, preferably in a business-related discipline and particularly in the process of accessing and preparing raw data for analysis.
  • Ability to work closely with HBS faculty, doctoral students, research assistants, and colleagues to understand and assist with the achievement of their research goals and to help resolve problems.
  • Knowledge of literature databases (particularly business literature databases such as Factiva, EBSCO, and LexisNexis) and experience with tools and strategies for searching these databases, organizing voluminous search results, and integrating results with data from other sources.
  • Highly developed skills and creativity in information research, organization, presentation and delivery; excellent critical thinking skills; superb customer service. Able to produce timely, high quality results under pressure.
  • Proven record of managing client relationships, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines and sharing workloads and projects with a research team.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct and guide others in the use of data sources and data analysis tools and to troubleshoot problems.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work well with others and to collaborate and contribute to group projects-- such as participation on committees and working groups- within the department, across Knowledge and Library Services, and across the Harvard Library.

Working knowledge of data visualization tools (Tableau, D3, R), Python or other scripting languages, and/or MariaDB is a plus.

Additional Information: Learn more about our services at: https://www.library.hbs.edu/Services/Services-for-Faculty-Staff/Baker-Research-Services

Cover Letter is Required.

Follow us on Twitter @HBSJobs Explore HBS Work Culture at http://www.hbs.edu/employment/ and learn about other Employment Opportunities.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

To apply for this position please visit: http://bit.ly/2mkoEgE.

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Head, Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies Operations, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES  

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES & DIGITAL STRATEGIES

Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies (ITS & DS) is one of five departments in the Research & Learning Services portfolio of the University of Washington Libraries. The department has 16 staff: 5 librarians, 10 professional staff, and 1 classified staff organized in 4 units. Staff in the department provide leadership and support for services such as desktop and staff technology, the discovery layer & integrated library systems, GIS, repository management and development, web publishing, usability/user experience, and the Libraries' technology infrastructure. ITS & DS staff collaborate with colleagues throughout the Libraries and across campus on projects and initiatives to support the University's mission, which is the preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge.

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Libraries' Director of Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies (ITS & DS), the Head, ITS & DS Operations manages the day-to-day operations of Libraries' ITS & DS, serves as the primary contact within ITS & DS for the Libraries' various digital content repositories, shares responsibility for communication and troubleshooting of the Libraries' Integrated Library System (ILS), and supervises and evaluates staff in ITS & DS assigned to this unit. With other unit heads in the department, this position is responsible for ensuring that the services delivered by Libraries ITS & DS meet appropriate levels of quality and availability.

The Head, ITS & DS Operations, participates in the planning, development and implementation of the Libraries distributed computing environment, with an emphasis on our institutional, data, and image repositories and services to the public and to Libraries' staff.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES:

Leadership

  • Manages the departmental operations of Libraries' Information Technology Services and Digital Strategies. With other unit heads, shares responsibility for the communication and management of services.
  • Manages the Libraries' digital content repositories. Works with colleagues in Libraries Scholarly Communications & Publishing, UW-IT, the Office of Research, and other stakeholder groups to ensure our digital content repositories (institutional, data, image collections, etc.) are properly integrated and aligned with campus systems, services, and policies.
  • Contributes to the management of ITS & DS, and the Libraries, through participation in the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs, coordinating and cooperating with all areas as appropriate.
  • Participates in the analysis of the networked information needs of end-users and library staff; participates in the design, development, testing, and implementation of appropriate solutions.
  • Carries out new projects; assists in developing guidelines for library supported services; and identifies policy, technical, and programmatic needs of those services. This may include the selection and/or creation, evaluation, and deployment of tools and processes for effective service management.

 

Management

  • Supervises personnel assigned to the unit.
  • Recommends personnel actions of staff and ensures employees receive appropriate training, supervision, and support to excel in their jobs.
  • Communicates and interacts appropriately, effectively, and positively. 

Collaboration

  • Participates in Libraries technology initiatives.
  • Collaborates on the development of repository building initiatives.
  • Participates in Libraries- or University-wide committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
  • Represents the needs and priorities of ITS&DS to Libraries and campus stakeholders.

 

Professional Development

  • Maintains an awareness of information technology standards and digital library initiatives and their application in academic libraries, and provides recommendations about local implementation where appropriate.
  • Fosters professional development of librarians and staff to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing environment.
  • Participates in professional groups and attends conferences/meetings as needed.
  • Is familiar with, understands, and follows the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines.
  • Undertakes special projects as needed and assigned. Assumes other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Five years of experience in position(s) of increasing responsibility within academic libraries.
  • Specific training and/or direct experience with the following: integrated library system management and support, institutional and/or data repositories, and IT service management practices.
  • Demonstrated user-centered service philosophy and proven ability to work with colleagues and users who possess varying degrees of technical expertise.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical.
  • Must be knowledgeable about current trends in information technology and digital library initiatives.
  • Ability to function well in a changing environment, to work effectively within a large complex organization, and exercise initiative.

 

Desired

  • Familiarity or experience with ContentDM, DSpace, ESRI ArcGIS, Ex Libris' Alma/Primo integrated library and discovery systems, Hyrax/Samvera, OJS, Plone, and/or Sharepoint.
  • Familiarity with web accessibility standards and practices (WCAG 2.0, Section 508, etc.).
  • Familiarity with vendor negotiation and/or software licensing.

 

SALARY

$60,000 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

 

RANK

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

 

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information as a single PDF to libjobs@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Head, Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies Operations" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, February 9, 2018

 

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

 

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

 

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

 

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

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Associate or Full Professor, Environmental Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Job Title: Associate or Full Professor, Environmental Health

Posting Number: F21232

Job Description: The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona seeks to fill an Associate or Full Professor, tenure eligible position in environmental health social science. The desired candidate will be a senior human-environmental health scholar with a strong track record of grants and publications who can lead and contribute to interdisciplinary environmental health research at the University of Arizona. We are especially interested in scholars whose research connects to the social sciences and focuses on any of the following areas: the social/material determinants of health including health impacts of environmental change and disasters; health geographies; social dimensions of health; human adaptation to environmental stress including genetic and genomic approaches; influence of environmental and cultural change on the health of communities; emerging diseases; health equity; environmental disparities; health policy; and exposure to
human-produced hazards (e.g., chemical or biological agents). Research foci at any scale - national/regional, community, or individual level are possible, including interests in analysis of large data sets or individual exposures. The University has a commitment to research, teaching, and outreach for diverse and underserved populations, especially Hispanic and Native American. The candidate is expected to support the Inclusive Excellence efforts of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The successful candidate will be able to work across disciplines within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, as well as across Colleges, such as Public Health, Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Medicine. Campus research partners may include Institute of the Environment, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, the Center for Border Health Disparities, the Global Health Institute, and many more. The candidate will be expected to
build collaborations of social scientists and health researchers that will
add to the University of Arizona's significant level of investment in environmental health. The home unit will depend on the background of the successful candidate.

Participating units include the School of Anthropology (https://anthropology.arizona.edu/), the School of Geography and Development (https://geography.arizona.edu/), the School of Information (https://ischool.arizona.edu/), and the School of Sociology (https://sociology.arizona.edu/).

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by *Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS)*
<http://www.aboveandbeyondrelo.com/package.asp>.

Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit. The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please *click here* <http://www.whyua.arizona.edu/>.

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Manager, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, invites applications for the position of Manager, Research and Scholarly Communications department.

 

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, the Research and Scholarly Communications Manager leads and supports the Library staff in developing and implementing innovative and effective services that advocate new models of scholarly communication in the biomedical sciences. This position is responsible for planning, setting goals, setting priorities, and designing and monitoring workflow of the department. The Research and Scholarly Communication Manager builds partnerships and coordinates activities with the Office of Research, School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Graduate School of Nursing, and other areas within UMMS/UMMHC. This is one of the leadership positions in the library.

Salary Range: $75,000 - $77,000

For more information please see position description at https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2882/

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Teaching and Assessment Librarian, Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA

Teaching and Assessment Librarian at Oxford College of Emory University
 
Oxford College of Emory University invites candidates to apply for the position of Teaching and Assessment Librarian.  We seek an enthusiastic individual with proven teaching, assessment, user-experience, and technology skills to work with the library leadership team to develop and deliver innovative, quality services for the Oxford College Library (http://oxford.library.emory.edu/). The librarian will help create a culture of assessment for the library as a part of the overall College assessment program. The library is committed to an intellectual partnership with the faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum of the College. The College, which provides a liberal arts intensive curriculum for the first two years of the Emory baccalaureate degree, is located 38 miles east of Atlanta on the original 1836 Emory campus in Oxford, Georgia.

Responsibilities:

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


Find more information about the position and how to apply here: 
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5449&areq=78201br

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Public Service Librarian, Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

TITLE: Public Service Librarian

LOCATION: Special Collections

THE LIBRARIES 

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and  diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Drawing users from the campus, the community, the region, and the state, Special Collections also serves scholars from across the country and around the world. Our innovative, dedicated, user-focused staff engages with users in the reading room, the classroom, and other venues both physical and digital. We collaborate with others on campus, and in the community as well as through groups such as the OCLC Research Library Partnership, Orbis Cascade Alliance, and Northwest Digital Archives.

 

Special Collections' strengths include Architecture, 19th-century American Literature, 20th-century American and English Literature, Books Arts, Pacific Northwest History and Literature, Photographs and Moving Images, and Travel and Exploration.

 

The University's Archives also reside in Special Collections. It contains permanent public records of the University of Washington that document the University's development; papers of teaching and research faculty and professional staff that reflect the academic and administrative life of the University; University publications and imprints and records of student life as well as guidance on recordkeeping and procedures for transferring records to the Archives.

 

THE POSITION

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Special Collections, the Public Service Librarian is responsible for providing and fostering consistent, excellent public service to researchers. Staffs the Special Collections Reference Desk, provides in-person, telephone and email reference service, follows up on complex reference questions, coordinates training of graduate reference assistants, retrieval students and staff at the Reference Desk, and assists the Head of Public Service in the coordination of the reference service and the management of the Reading Room. The Public Service Librarian is responsible for contributing to the achievement of Libraries' objectives and the fulfillment of the Libraries' strategic plan.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Assist users with complex research-related questions at the Reference Desk, via telephone, and through QuestionPoint and email using specialized knowledge of both print and online reference sources in Pacific Northwest history and specialized collections.
  • Develop and implement standards, policies, and procedures for Special Collections reference; and process improvements for researchers and staff.
  • Serve as the Registrar for the unit, coordinating exhibit loans and other checkouts.
  • Select new local history monographs and related resources for addition to the collection, and coordinate processing of those materials.
  • Conduct classes and orientations and participate in other outreach activities to promote and facilitate use of Special Collections.
  • Edit and maintain Special Collections public web page and Staffweb pages.
  • Coordinate Special Collections social media presence.
  • May assist in contacting prospective donors and negotiating transfer and disposition of collections and deeds of gift.
  • Develop and maintain relations with a variety of clientele, including local and regional historians.
  • Maintain an awareness of current developments of digital information technologies and their uses in special collections. Participate in the development of digital collections.
  • Prepare grant proposals, reports, studies or surveys as required.
  • Familiar with and understands the Libraries' Personal Communication Responsibility Guidelines.
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned; perform other duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library/information studies degree.
  • Knowledge of history and current issues in public service in special collections.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Minimum one-year of experience working in special collections, or an archival setting.
  • Knowledge of techniques for local history research and genealogy reference.
  • Demonstrated public service experience.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills including demonstrated ability to work with staff and users.
  • Ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing complex environment and to set priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, communicate effectively, and work as part of a team.

 

Preferred

  • Degree in a field related to Pacific Northwest, Western American, or public history.
  • Knowledge of the history of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Experience documenting procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge of research techniques for local history.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, ArchivesSpace, and database management software.
  • Exhibit design or curation experience.
  • Experience with creating and maintaining a professional social media presence.

 

SALARY

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

 

RANK

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

 

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information as a single PDF document to libjobs@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Public Service Librarian" in the subject heading.
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, February 3, 2018..

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

 

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

 

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

 

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

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Electronic Resources Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

  

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

 

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

 

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

 

The search will remain open until February 5, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Reference Librarian, Highline College, Des Moines, WA

Highline College (located in Des Moines, Washington) is recruiting for a full-time, 9 month tenure-track Reference Librarian position (linkstarting fall quarter September 19, 2018.  The reference librarian will provide research and reference assistance and individualized instruction to students, faculty, staff, and the public. The reference librarian will teach information literacy to students in variety of classes across the curriculum. As a member of the reference department, the librarian will share responsibility for collection development. The reference department is instrumental in leading open educational resources (OER) use and expansion. The reference librarian is service oriented, requiring excellent social, communication, and collaboration skills.

Please note: Librarians develop and teach online credit classes in the Library & Information Services program but only teach one credit class per academic year. The Highline College faculty job announcement template states that faculty typically teach 45 credits. That does not apply to this position.

Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 20 minutes south of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 70% students of color, representing over 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion, and social justice, with core goals of Student Attainment, Diversity, Community Engagement, and Sustainability.

For a more detailed description of the position and qualifications, please view online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highline/jobs/1905065/reference-librarian-instructor-tenure-track 

Deadline to apply is February 7, 2018 at 4pm.

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Assistant Professor, University of Washington Information School, Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Information School is hiring for an Assistant Professor.

Please see this link for the full description: https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa26570/.

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User Experience Librarian, University at Albany, Albany, NY

User Experience Librarian

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek applications for an energetic, flexible, and innovative User Experience Librarian. This position will report to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Department.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with and leads the Website Development Team in maintaining a functional, attractive and usable website and mobile website.
  • Conducts website accessibility audits and tracks website usage.
  • Plans and coordinates usability assessment for digital and physical library resources and spaces.
  • Serves on the Online Public Interface Committee and collaborates with colleagues to enhance the interfaces of all the University Libraries' discovery products and systems.
  • Stays abreast of trends related to user-centered design and works collaboratively with colleagues to implement projects and programs designed to improve users' experience of the University Libraries.
  • Participates in initiatives of the Reference and Research Services Department.
  • Provides general reference service during assigned hours at the reference desk in the University Library (may include evenings and weekends) to students, faculty, staff and community users, in person, by phone, via chat, and through the Personalized Assistance with Searching (PAWS) consultation service.
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion. 

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications)

 

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=92430

 

Application deadline: January 19, 2018

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 17,300 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.

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Lecturer, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The University of North Texas, Department of Information Science invites applications for a lecturer (non-tenure track) position in the school library certification program for Fall 2018 to be based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The successful candidate will teach Master's level courses and provide practicum service in the school library certification program. 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.

Candidates must have a PhD in information science or a related field or be in candidacy stage at the time of appointment. Candidates must also have experience in a certified school librarianship position and have post-secondary teaching experience or a combination of teaching and professional experience.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with distance education as well as experience in designing and delivering courses in a variety of formats, such as face-to-face, online, and blended. Evidence of teaching via distance or distributed learning methods is highly desirable. Candidates who have the ability to collaborate with the community of practitioners and colleagues are desirable. Evidence of service to his/her professional community is also preferred. The program seeks candidates with expertise in one or more of the areas of school library certification coursework, and/or practicum. 

To apply for the position, visit: facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52961. You must submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for 3 references to apply. 

The review of applications begins February 1, 2018, and the position is open until the search is closed. 

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Barbara Schultz-Jones, Search Committee Chair for Lecturer, School Library Certification Program, Barbara.Schultz-Jones@unt.edu or 940-369-8081.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.  

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Special Librarian, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

UW-Madison needs a librarian for their iSchool library. See this link and this link for more information.

Information School Laboratory Library and Instructional Services Manager

40% Manage daily operations and laboratory library facilities
- Manage, plan, and assess public services and provide oversight for operations such as e-reserves, circulation, website and social media.
- Supervise student staff, including UW Libraries Information Specialist Internship (ISIP) interns.
- Coordinate computer lab maintenance with HC White Cooperative and student staff.
- Select materials for subject areas assigned by collections librarian.
- Maintain outreach to other departments in the building.
- Serve as iSchool lead for collaborations as assigned.
- Serve as liaison to student organization leaders to encourage and support student led event, including: maintain current leader contact list; assist with iSchool hosted student organization web accounts; steer students to campus sources for funding and other support.

40% Instructional Support
- Manage quality assurance services to faculty and short term staff for LMS, including: assistance with course development process for short-term staff, pre-semester check of short-term staff courses to ensure quality expectations are met. Communication with director on any issues; assist with ongoing course issues.
- Facilitate planning of course-integrated and/or drop in workshops when appropriate.
- Assist instructors in identifying appropriate course resources and potential workshops.
- Assist with student placements and workshops for Teaching & Learning placements section of Practicum course (in collaboration with campus instruction librarians and Practicum instructor).
- Oversight of E-portfolio support and graduation check.

10% Course Instruction
- Teach 1 - 3 credits per year

5% Participate in iSchool committee/task force work and UW Libraries meetings
- Co-Chair iSchool Library Committee.
- Contribute to other committees (e.g. ATSS) and task forces as assigned.
- Represent iSchool Laboratory Library at UW Libraries meetings.

5% Assist with iSchool events and public presence
- Participate in planning and implementation of online student (1 week) and on campus student orientations.
- Participate in planning and implementation of iSchool graduation.
- Attend, present, and/or help staff booth at relevant conferences.

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Assistant Director, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Library Systems and Collections, Salve Regina University Library, Newport, RI

About Salve Regina University:  Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and two doctoral programs.

 

 

Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTION 

The Assistant Director, Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Library Systems and Collections will share responsibility for strategic planning and resource allocation to develop digital services and steward library collections to support teaching and learning at Salve Regina University. Working with other librarians, staff, and campus partners, the incumbent will envision and implement services for the role of technology and digital scholarship to support the library's role as a partner in teaching, learning and research. The incumbent will lead a team to continuously enhance the library's online search interfaces and print and digital collections. This position reports to the library director.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive innovation and encourage interdisciplinary inquiry by providing support in the digital humanities and digital social sciences, and to technologies that enable this work;
  • Enhance the creation and dissemination of research and scholarship at Salve Regina University by monitoring emerging trends and supporting the creation and discovery of open access scholarship and new forms of scholarly digital media and publishing;
  • Advise Salve Regina University researchers on using digital tools and techniques to enrich their research and provide access to their scholarship;
  • Coordinate and provide instruction and training on digital scholarship tools, techniques, and methodologies;
  • Develop opportunities for collaboration and other outreach related to digital scholarship in collaboration with faculty members, librarians, students, and the wider community;
  • Refine and build on existing modes of access for local and external audiences to access Salve Regina's research and scholarship;
  • Serve as manager of library systems, including Worldshare Management Services integrated library system and discovery tool, webservers, and digital repositories.
  • Lead and manage the collections team to steward the content and quality of library print and digital collections, including allocations and collection management, ensuring that they serve the curriculum and needs of the Salve Regina community;
  • Manage the yearly spending of collections budget;
  • Lead staff in charge of ordering, receiving, invoicing, cataloging;
  • Lead staff coordinating electronic resource management and access;
  • Develop statistical reports of use of library materials using the library's ILS (OCLC's Worldshare Management Systems);
  • Coordinate with staff in the installation and maintenance of library hardware and software with service providers, the Office of Information Technology, faculty, staff and students of the university;
  • Serve as the library webmaster, coordinating the web presence of the library with staff in redesigns, maintenance, improvement, and continuous usability testing;
  • Collaborate with the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian on digital initiatives and to develop and apply metadata schema for digital curation and preservation tasks.

 

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve the community and collect front-line information about library interfaces by the serving at the library's information desk, providing assistance via live and remote reference services;
  • Serve as library liaison to some of the following areas, depending on previous training or educational background: sciences, business studies, administration of justice, cybersecurity;
  • Provide individual and group information literacy instruction to members of the Salve Regina community;
  • Develop assessment tools to evaluate effectiveness of library services.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required.

 

 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Experience with library management systems, computer networks, Internet protocols and web servers.
  • Experience with and an interest to learn more about programming languages such as Java, Python, and PHP.
  • Demonstrable experience with budget management, capacity planning, and resource allocation.
  • Professional knowledge of collection management theory and practice and working knowledge of issues related to library, archives, and/or museum collections;
  • Familiarity with library systems, digital scholarship developments (including data science: data analysis, data management, data storage), institutional repositories, linked data, discovery developments.
  • Experience in introducing innovative IT solutions, enterprise systems, systems admin, software development, outsourced environments, open source developments.
  • Knowledge of usability/UX design;
  • Knowledge of information architecture best practices;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and balance multiple projects and priorities.
  • Effective instructional, presentation, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence working in a highly service-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in building effective partnerships;
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community;
  • Commitment to continued professional development and training at all levels;
  • At least five years' experience in an academic library desired, including supervisory experience;
  • ALA-accredited MLS degree.

 

 

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including: 

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more

 

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.

 

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online (https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=91865) for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify. 

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

Education Librarian

Assistant University Librarian 

The Education Librarian is a full-time, year-round (12-month), tenure track faculty position in the Education Library, serving the College of Education (COE) and related disciplines at the University of Florida. Working with the Head of the Education Library, this position contributes to the development, coordination, and provision of library programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. The Education Librarian will provide reference services both in-person and via phone, email, and online chat. The Education Librarian will deliver research instruction and develop instructional resources primarily targeted to students and faculty in the COE. The Education Librarian will serve as liaison to assigned departments and programs within the COE, and will communicate with faculty, develop collections, and offer innovative services to support their needs. 

 

The library encourages faculty participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Education Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Education Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. All faculty at the George A. Smathers Libraries are expected to 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 January 22, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Systems Librarian, David and Lorraine Cheng Library, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as a Systems Librarian.

 

Under the direction of the Head of Library Information Systems, the Systems Librarian is primarily responsible for the administration of all components and delivery of technical support for the Voyager online system.

 

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Opportunities to Contribute: systems administration, technical support, research and inter/intra departmental collaboration
  • Administers and configures the Library's integrated library system, comprised of system administration, security, users, profiles, policies, circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, serials management, and statistical data reporting.
  • Serves as primary technical liaison with ILS vendor, Ex Libris; troubleshoots hardware and software problems with the Voyager and other assigned systems.
  • Provides technical support for the management of OCLC software and services and works collaboratively with the Resource Management/Library Information Systems Team to coordinate database maintenance and interdepartmental projects.
  • Uses a variety of software tools to extract and manipulate data from various sources.
  • Develops and implements procedures to integrate various systems and serves on committees
  • Participates in departmental and User Education programs.
  • Serves as a liaison to assigned departments in collection development activities.

 

 

Qualifications:

Ideal candidate must possess the following:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment).
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience working with library systems.
  • A second graduate degree is required for tenure.
  • Experience working with databases and SQL.
  • Working knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PHP, Unix shell scripting or like programs/languages.
  • Computer knowledge necessary to perform technical-support related tasks.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Second graduate degree
  • System administration experience with Linux, Windows and/or Voyager system(s).

  

Invitation to apply: 

Please go to https://wpunj.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=11&job=librarian-iii to apply for the position.

 

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

  • Complete an application
  • Submit a cover letter & CV
  • Provide names/contacts of three professional references. 

     

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

If you have any general questions related to this search, please contact Search Chair Richard Kearney attalent@wpunj.edu.

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Associate Dean & Director, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES

ASSOCIATE DEAN AND FACKLER DIRECTOR, HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER LIBRARIES

 

The Smathers Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean and Fackler Director of the Health Science Center Libraries (Director). The Director is a faculty position that provides leadership and vision for the Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL), which is comprised of the Health Science Center Library in Gainesville and the Borland Library in Jacksonville. The Director is responsible for the management of the HSCL, and contributes to the leadership of the Smathers Libraries as an Associate Dean. The Director also serves in an ex officio leadership role in the UF Health Science Center (HSC). The HSCL Organization Chart is available at http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/IR00010026/00001.

 

The Director ensures that the HSCL achieve their mission to serve the six colleges of the HSC and the associated centers, institutes, hospitals and clinics, as well as to provide appropriate community services. In order to fulfill this mission, the Director routinely consults and actively engages with the Sr. Vice President of Health Affairs and other senior leadership in UF Health.

 

The Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching decisions; consequently the Fackler Director will lead or serve on various teams. To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Director will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities.

 

We encourage candidates to apply for the Director position as a tenure track Associate University or University Librarian (job requisition #502875) or non-tenure track Associate In or Senior Associate In Libraries (job requisition #502883). This is one position but two postings. As a library faculty member, the Fackler Director will contribute to the profession via research and service. If hired at the rank of Associate University Librarian or University Librarian, the Director will be expected to achieve tenure. The tenure and promotion criteria for the HSCL are available in the Libraries Career Development Handbook.

 

The position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received.

 

For the full Position Vacancy Announcement and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage.

 

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.

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Supervisor Positions, Bunker Hill Community College Library, Charlestown, MA

The Bunker Hill Community College Library and Learning Commons seeks applicants for a part-time Evening Supervisor.  The position can be filled with one or two candidates, with a person or persons who has experience working in a library; preferably worked in a community college library or other type of academic library for a minimum of two years of professional experience.  

Master's degree in library science (MLS, MLIS) or in education (M.Ed), or have appropriate equivalent experience and interest in working in a library part-time with an amazing evening library staff.

The hours are 6PM to 10PM Monday to Thursday and 5PM to 8PM on Fridays. There is a possibility for Saturday or Sunday hours if needed for up to 18.5 hours per week.

 The position reports to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully. Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
  3. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a diverse and rapidly changing environment
  4. Experience planning, organizing, and supervising the work of others and organizing projects.
  5. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  6. Ability to provide reference and research assistance.
  7. Ability to provide occasional information literacy workshop instruction as needed.

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with library technology including library management systems (e.g. iii, Evergreen).
  • Experience in creating communication objects (e.g. slides, posters).

 

LOCATION: In Charlestown, MA. Accessible by Orange Line at the Community College stop and also by car.

 

TO APPLY: Apply by email and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information phone and email) for three professional references by January 8, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Dr. Vivica Pierre, Director of the Library & Learning Commons
250 New Rutherford Ave., Room 331
Boston, MA  02129-2925
or
Email: vdpierre@bhcc.mass.edu
NO PHONE CALLS. 

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Business Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

TITLE: Business Research & Instruction Librarian (two positions each with additional liaison areas: one with Computer Science and the other with Economics) 

 

LOCATION: University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library

THE LIBRARIES 

Serving three campuses, the University of Washington Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with collections exceeding 9 million volumes, over 500,000 electronic books, more than 120,000 currently received journal titles, as well as millions of scholarly resources in other formats. Beyond the strength of local collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries plays a significant leadership role regionally as a member in the groundbreaking Orbis Cascade Alliance and throughout the profession as evidenced by the number of its staff selected for competitive leadership programs and honored by professional association lifetime achievement awards.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON BOTHELL AND CASCADIA COLLEGE LIBRARY 

http://library.uwb.edu

The University of Washington Libraries serves the students, faculty, and staff of Cascadia College and the University of Washington Bothell at their co-located campus in Bothell, located 18 miles north of downtown Seattle. UW Bothell currently offers programs in Business; Computing and Software Systems; Educational Studies; Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; and Nursing and Health Studies. More information on UW Bothell and its programs can be found at http://www.uwb.edu. Cascadia College offers a wide range of Associate degrees and certificates, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Practices. More about Cascadia College can be found at http://www.cascadia.edu/.  

 

Diversity is a core value of the UW Bothell and Cascadia College Library. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. A majority of our students are first generation college attendees or are from underrepresented groups. Library staff work collaboratively to provide culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community, and to foster an inclusive learning environment for our users. Information about the Library's Equity, Diversity and Social Justice programming is available here: http://libguides.uwb.edu/libraryEDSJteam

 

THE POSITION

The Business Research & Instruction Librarians will liaise with UW Bothell's School of Business. One position will also liaise with the Computing and Software Systems division in UW Bothell's School of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and with the Business and Information Technology program at Cascadia College. The other position will liaise with the UW Bothell School of Business' new Economics major (due to launch in Fall 2018) and with the Business and Economics faculty at Cascadia College.

 

The Business Research & Instruction Librarians will be part of a subject librarian team that also provides a full range of information literacy instruction across the general education curriculum, and will collaborate with faculty to integrate instruction into foundational programs and courses such as the first-year experience and introductory college writing.

 

Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, the librarians will partner with colleagues within the Library, across the campus, and at the UW Bothell School of Business' off-site Eastside Leadership Center to develop, deliver, and assess in-person and online course-integrated instruction, and will utilize learning technologies and pedagogies in support of student learning. Further information about our teaching and learning program is available at http://guides.lib.uw.edu/bothell/teaching.

 

The UW Bothell School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degrees on campus and at their Eastside Leadership Center (ELC) located nearby in Bellevue, WA. More information located at https://www.uwb.edu/business and https://www.uwb.edu/business/elc. The UW Bothell School of STEM's Computer Software and Systems division offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees; more information is located at https://www.uwb.edu/css. Cascadia College's Business and Information Technology program offers Associate degrees in Networking Infrastructure Technology and Web Application Programming, and will be launching a Bachelors in Applied Science in Mobile Application Development in Fall 2018.

 

More information located at http://www.cascadia.edu/programs/certificate/.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provides classroom and online instruction for targeted courses within the Library's integrated information literacy program in the general education curriculum, including College 101 and English 102 at Cascadia College, and Discovery Core and Research Writing classes in the first year program at UW Bothell  
  • Working collaboratively, and in consultation with the Head of Collections, will select print and electronic materials for the undergraduate and graduate business and computer science or economics curricula, informed by the larger research collections across the UW Libraries and regional consortia. Includes collaborative tri-campus efforts with counterpart colleagues at UW Seattle and UW Tacoma to meet collection needs for each campus
  • In consultation with the Head of Public Services, will provide assistance for a range of research inquiries in the Library's Information Commons and online through the UW Libraries' email and chat reference services
  • Occasional evening and weekend reference and instruction work will be required
  • Some travel will be required.
  • Librarians are expected to play an active role in planning and assessing library services, and to take responsibility for their professional development in pursuit of promotion and continuing appointment

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in the provision of instruction services in a college or university setting. Familiarity with information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment

Preferred

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

 

SALARY

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

RANK

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

BENEFITS

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this position, please submit the following information as one, consolidated PDF file to libjobs@uw.edu:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources). Please include in your cover letter how your qualifications and experience inform your ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and staff. You may also denote if you have a preference between liaising with computer science or economics, in addition to business
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements)
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses)
  • Teaching Statement: Applicants are also to provide a separate statement of no more than one page addressing their general teaching philosophy and commitment to teaching information literacy
  • Please use "Librarian Application: Business Research & Instruction Librarian" in the subject heading
  • Please submit all components in a single, multi-page PDF document. All submissions will be maintained in a secure, password protected online file space during the course of the search. Campus constituents may have access to some material, including CVs

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, January 26, 2018.

 

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

 

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

 

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

 

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

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Lecturer, Computing and Information Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The college of Computing and Information Science (CIS) at Cornell University invites applications for a full time Lecturer position focused on teaching innovation and excellence, to be hired in one of its three academic departments-Computer Science, Information Science or Statistical Science. Information about CIS and these departments can be found at cis.cornell.edu. The position offers a professional career track with possibility of growth: a three year (Lecturer) or five year (Senior Lecturer) appointment, depending on candidate qualifications, with the expectation of renewal.

We seek candidates to take a lead in developing innovative and effective teaching methods for CIS faculty in partnership with university teaching excellence programs. We expect that candidates will also teach, work with, and advise students in one or more of our undergraduate programs. Candidates for the position should hold a PhD and have demonstrated excellence in teaching CIS related undergraduate courses. Candidates holding a Masters who have shown exceptional teaching ability will also be considered.


CIS has as its foundation an outward-looking inter-disciplinary approach to computing and information, from a faculty that is grounded in core excellence within academic disciplines in its three departments. Computer Science brings together faculty, students and researchers in a broad range of interests including AI/machine learning, data science, graphics, human interaction cyber-security, scientific computing, systems/networks and theory. Information Science advances understanding of how people and society interact with computing and information. Statistical Science research and teaching includes statistical theory, statistical computing, data science or general methodology.


Evaluation of applicants will begin December 1, 2017. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by January 1, 2018, but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, *curriculum vitae* with a teaching statement including evidence of their teaching abilities and background with innovative teaching methodologies, and arrange for three letters of reference directed towards their teaching performance to be submitted electronically.

Application materials must be submitted at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10025

CIS Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York, a city of about 30,000 people in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Both Cornell and Ithaca offer a wide range of cultural activities, sports, and outdoor activities with the pleasures of both city and country close at hand.

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

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Head, Access and Resource Sharing, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

 POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Head, Access and Resource Sharing

Assistant-In or Associate-In

 

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks a collaborative, innovative and user-oriented librarian to lead the Access and Resource Sharing Department. The Head of Access and Resource Sharing Department is a key member of the Libraries' leadership team. The Head supports the teaching and research goals of University of Florida faculty, students, and staff, by facilitating access to resources in circulating collections, and through interlibrary loan and document delivery services, print and electronic course reserves, and consortial resource sharing partnerships. 

 

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Head of the Access and Resource Sharing Department is a year-around (12 month) non-tenure track library faculty position that provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for establishing circulation and resource sharing policies and procedures. The Head leads the department in the development, coordination, and training for effective customer service competencies that advance user access to information resources.

 

The Head has direct responsibility for fostering and standardizing policies and procedures related to circulation, borrowing privileges, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and course reserves in the Smathers Libraries. The position leads the implementation of services that promote access to information resources and cultivating user experience. In this role, the Head collaborates with library colleagues to support collection building and resource access through patron driven acquisitions enterprises as well as coordinates the Libraries' involvement in various national and regional consortia resource sharing programs. 

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

 

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Online Learning Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Online Learning Librarian

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Access, Research and Learning Department. The Online Learning Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to build, position, and assess online tutorials and embed library materials into courses to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Marylandand Notre Dame of Maryland University

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Create and implement an innovative and effective program of online instruction including the development and assessment of a broad range of accessible teaching and learning objects including but not limited to web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web sites fully integrating e-learning into the course management system and the curricula that support research and learning for faculty, students and staff of the LNDL community.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs. 
  • Provide library research instruction to on campus and off-site students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Work closely with other units on the two campuses (Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University), to provide services to students, including technology services and online program support, to integrate library materials with course management software.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for distance students.
  • Provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library/Information Science;
  • Two or more years of instruction experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in online education;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online course management software and video conferencing software;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of or grounding in online learning theory;
  • Working knowledge of tutorial software (Captivate, Camtasia);
  • Coursework or degree in instructional technology design;
  • Working knowledge of open-source technologies, web design, or instructional design;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects;
  • Familiarity with copyright law and "fair use" guidelines.

 

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of 6,160 FTE.

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

 

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

 

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

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Frontline Services Supervisor, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Wage/Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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

Position Focus: Under the supervision of the Associate Director for Frontline Services, the Frontline Services Supervisor assists with the oversight of operations at service points in Sterling Memorial and Bass Library, including the SML service desk, the Bass service desk and the Microform Reading Room in the evenings and weekends. Demonstrates and instills a strong understanding of excellent customer service, facilitates communication and coordination between the Librarian for Frontline Services and staff, and fosters a cooperative, team‐oriented work environment. In close collaboration with the Associate Director of Frontline Services, the Frontline Services manager assists with the implementation of new technologies, services and workflows and actively seeks out service improvements. Supervises, motivates and coaches six support staff members. Establishes, monitors and incorporates performance indicators to assess and improve the quality of services provided by the unit. Investigates and implements improvements to workflow and technology. Contributes to development of system wide public services policies and procedures. Writes documentation and revises procedures. Participates in planning activities as part of the Sterling/Bass managerial team. 

S/he may be responsible for staffing and services in the following areas: information desk, circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, privileges, security, and/or oversight of and liaison for facilities operations. Participates in hiring, training, coaching and evaluating the work of access services staff members. Participates in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving existing services. Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, policy interpretation, and following procedures. Works with vendors or other units that support library operations, such as technical services, collection development, Library IT, facilities maintenance, and security. Participates in departmental library access services program planning. Participates in library system‐wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum requirement of Bachelor's Degree in related field and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Supervisory skills and experience. Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and work with a team of staff.
  • Strong commitment to public service. Excellent computer hardware and software skills, including demonstrated proficiency in using multiple Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel), email and the World Wide Web.
  • Excellent analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Ability to prioritize, multi‐task and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Supervisory experience in an academic or other research library setting.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2iRg4XZ.

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

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Digital Publishing Services Specialist, Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College, Providence, RI

Commons Digital Publishing Services Specialist

Overview: This is full time position provides technical and logistical support for College faculty, students, and staff in all aspects of digital publishing services, including systems support, digitization, and development of digital information content and presentation tools and services. It oversees and coordinates the operational aspects of the daily work that takes place in the digital publishing services lab.

 

Essential Duties:

  1. Provide daily digital publishing and media service technical support, and perform related functions. Collaborate with the Coordinator of Digital Publishing Services to effectively coordinate and oversee the work of the Digital Services Assistants and the Student Commons Assistants. Work with assigned team on planning and coordinating digital archiving of digitized and born-digital materials in the College repositories. Assist in the processing, organization, and storage of digitized materials and collections. Collaborate with library staff on multi-media production.
  2. Collaborate with DPS staff in researching emerging trends in a digital environment and maintain awareness of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval. Stay current with new DPS technologies and systems to support evolving user access to the library's resources and services. Assist as needed in planning and implementing future digital library development. Assist in developing new user communities and potential content for digital initiatives as required. Participate as appropriate in conferences and meetings and in local and regional professional development initiatives.
  3. Assist in evaluating, implementing, and promoting DPS equipment, software, and services that meet publishing needs. Develop and deliver training opportunities that involve DPS hardware and software. Perform outreach to the community involving DPS projects. Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate digital collections with other library resources.
  4. Contribute to the maintenance of the department web site and participate in the development of web-based initiatives. Contribute to library-related server backup systems and comprehensive data recovery plans and procedures. Collaborate on the upkeep of the library systems. Assist with helping to integrate library digital collections into course management systems.
  5. Provide general research, education, and related digital media service in the Library Commons and on the web. Participate in cross functional Library Commons initiatives, especially research and education projects and activities. Contribute to quantitative and qualitative assessment of services through data-gathering and analysis.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit:

https://careers.providence.edu/postings/2188

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Head Cataloger, U.S. Naval War College Library, Newport, RI

The U.S. Naval War College Library at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, is recruiting for the position Head Cataloger. The announcement will be posted on 12/04/2017 on the USAJobs website and run for one week. All interested applicants must process their applications through USAJobs.

The Institution: The Naval War College (NWC) is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to grant a master's degree in national security and strategic studies. The NWC Library, named in honor of Rear Admiral Henry Effingham Eccles, recently adopted a Learning Commons model with the completion of a new, state-of-the-art 86,000 square foot facility that brings together under one roof the Library, Writing Center, Information Resources Department (IT), Dean of Students, Café, and Bookstore. 

 

The Library is composed of both general and classified library collections serving approximately 650 resident students and 5,000 distance education students. The print collections contain over 200,000 books and documents covering naval and military science, history and strategy, management, economics, international relations, international law, oceanography, and political science. Regional studies, leadership and ethics, cybersecurity, and irregular warfare have been given increased emphasis over the last decade. The Classified Library contains over 53,000 titles, including Joint and Naval Warfare Publications, including doctrine, Joint Electronic Library, and the Joint Doctrine, Education, and Training Information System.

 

The Position: The Library consists of four functional areas: Classified Library, Infrastructure and Content; Research and Instruction, and Information and Access Services. The incumbent in this position is Head Cataloger for the entire Naval War College Library system. In the Classified Library, the Cataloger is responsible for the cataloging and classification of all monographs, serials, non-print materials, unclassified/limited through Secret, and for the proper handling and protection of all classified items. Typical duties include:

  • Performs original descriptive and subject cataloging of all monographs, serials and non-print items, and assigns classification numbers.
  • Performs original descriptive and subject cataloging of all monographs, serials and non-print items, and assigns classification numbers.
  • Establishes new personal name, corporate name, and series name entries by performing bibliographic searches and by applying Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR II) and Resource Description and Access Rules (RDA) to determine correct forms.
  • Maintains Classified Library Authority File of all authorized forms of names to insure control and consistency in future usage. 
  • Creates cross references from variant forms of names to forms as they exist in the Classified Library Authority file.
  • Analyzes publications for subject content and assigns suitable headings using the Library of Congress Subject Headings. Establishes local subject headings by consulting military or other specialized thesauri for new terms.
  • Maintains the Classified Library Authority file of all authorized subject headings to insure control and consistency in future usage. Creates cross references from variant forms of subject headings to forms as they exist in the Classified Library Authority File. Assigns classification numbers using the Library of Congress classification schemes.
  • Clears records from both the online database and the shelf list when items are identified for destruction. Makes appropriate changes to records in both the online database and the shelf list when classification, author or title has changed. If the change is significant, insures that the item is re-cataloged.
  • Assists in the development of files and reports to control materials in process and to provide a smooth and efficient workflow.
  • Assists in the development and updating of Classified Library policies and procedures.
  • Performs retrospective cataloging of older materials, and original cataloging for documents previously held, but never cataloged.
  • Monitors the Classified Library's Integrated Library System (ILS) database server. For local, standalone servers, ensures backups are completed and filed with the Information Resources Department (IRD) Networking Office.  Addresses any system problems with the Systems Librarian and aids in finding a resolution.
  • Acts as Head, Classified Library, in that person's absence.

  

Required Qualifications and Competencies: Your resume must provide evidence of sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position. For more details see the job positing when it is released in USAJobs.

 

Applications will be made online at USAJobs. USAJobs postings are typically open for only five days. To find job openings at the Naval War College search on the keywords Naval War College or Newport Rhode Island. Individuals interested in this position can learn more about the application process by visiting USAJobs and can begin by creating their account and uploading their resume. 

 

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

For additional information about the position please contact Dr. Allen Benson, Library Director at 401-841-2641 or email allen.benson@usnwc.edu. 

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Faculty, UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

The Department of Library and Information Studies at UNC Greensboro (http://lis.uncg.edu) invites applications and nominations for a Clinical Assistant Professor position to serve as school library and graduate support coordinator. This position is a non-tenure 9-month appointment with a three-year renewable contract, with additional compensated summer duties. 

 
Clinical faculty members have assigned responsibilities in teaching and service. The position will be effective August 1, 2018 and salary is commensurate with qualifications. 
Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is successfully filled.
Please visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/9412 for more information about the position and application instructions.

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Web & Discovery Services Librarian, UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

Job no: 493694
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

Assistant/Associate Librarian              

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

WORKING JOB TITLE: Web and Discovery Services Librarian

DEPARTMENT: Library Systems & Digital Services

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT  Faculty Federation             

EEO Status:  3.4       

Job Code: 243

FLSA Status: Exempt    

MINIMUM STARTING SALARY:

Assistant Librarian $55,330

Associate Librarian $64,796

                                                                  

Reports To: Division Head, Library Systems & Digital Services.

Supervises: May include supervision of work of professional, classified, and student personnel

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The librarian in this service-oriented position develops and enhances all library user interfaces. This includes the library's website and blog as well as our Primo discovery service. The Web and Discovery Services Librarian will be part of a creative and forward-looking team and will participate in new library initiatives. This librarian will lead the library's usability efforts and will adapt new and existing web tools to improve the library's online platforms and interfaces. The Web and Discovery Services Librarian will provide quality service and support to library staff and patrons in the area of library technologies and online services.

Follow the University's best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs, develops, and maintains the library's web presence, including the library's website, the front-end of the library's discovery system, and various content management systems.
  • Applies an in-depth understanding of library patron needs when designing, developing, and modifying library interfaces.
  • Oversees and supports the design/development of LibGuides.
  • Designs and conducts usability testing of all user interfaces and web design, and develops related guidelines and assessment strategies
  • Follows standards and best practices for web accessibility
  • Participates in the management of, and creation of material for, the library's blog and social media outlets.
  • Explores, recommends, and adopts standard and emerging tools, techniques, methods, and applications to deliver a robust and reliable online experience for all library users.
  • Participates in the design, development, and implementation of all interfaces and platforms that support the delivery of library services and collections.
  • Coordinates library relationships with information technology vendors and reports issues/problems.
  • Works to seamlessly integrate records from disparate systems into the discovery system
  • Develops images and graphics for use in library supported platforms and systems.
  • Documents workflows and standards related to all aspects of the library's web presence and services including related applications.
  • Works with LSDS colleagues to develop and expand support for digital asset management, the library's online publishing initiatives, discovery tools, and other critical library services.
  • Develops or utilizes available APIs and web services to search and interact with third-party systems.
  • Provides professional and courteous technical support for a wide variety of applications and systems.
  • Participates in research, development, and other library information technology-related projects as needed.
  • Performs security reviews, code and system updates, and backup and recovery processes.
  • May serve as subject specialist for assigned disciplines, providing library instruction, collection development and specialized reference service
  • Serves on library and university committees, groups, and teams.
  • May participate in the delivery of reference service by staffing the reference desk
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent by January 2018

EXPERIENCE:  Experience in the design, development and management of web interfaces, including demonstrated proficiency with HTML, CSS, and web authoring tools

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

  • Working knowledge of relevant coding languages such as HTML and CSS.
  • Ability and willingness to develop workflows and standards related to all aspects of the library's web presence and services including related applications.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities 
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession.
  • Understanding library services and technologies in an academic environment.
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to library online services and technologies
  • Possesses an understanding of, and a commitment to, usability testing and ongoing assessment of web interfaces
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment, working both independently and collaboratively as appropriate.
  • Ability to learn new technical skills quickly and adapt emerging technologies to new domains.
  • Proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleagues and to articulate technology strategy to non-technical staff and patrons. 
  • Must be available to respond to situations and systems maintenance work that will occur during weekends or evenings.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication, including the ability to develop written project documentation, process procedures, reports, etc.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Knowledge of Responsive Web Design and W3C Web Usability Guidelines.
  • Experience supporting a discovery system such as Ex Libris's Primo.
  • Experience using web development languages such as PHP, Javascript, XML, XSLT, and CSS3.
  • Experience with content management systems such as Drupal or Wordpress
  • Experience with managing projects, meeting deadlines, and communicating to various stakeholders in an academic library environment.
  • Experience working in a Linux environment.
  • Experience supporting web applications utilizing the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)        

To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin December 4, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.
 
The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time

Apply here.

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Assessment and Planning Librarian, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Assessment and Planning Librarian

Librarian II, III or IV

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

 

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Assessment and Planning Librarian.

The Assessment and Planning Librarian provides leadership for and participates in assessment and planning efforts across the UMass Amherst Libraries; leads the collection, analysis, and documentation of assessment data that enable continuous review, evaluation, and improvement of services that achieve strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs; supports data visualization, analysis, and reporting needs across the Libraries.

  • Coordinates projects and supports colleagues engaged in assessment work, ensuring shared actions and broad understanding toward assessment and assessment measures.
  • Provides leadership and support for strategic planning initiatives.
  • Represents the Libraries for assessment initiatives on a national and local level. 

 

Example of Duties:

  1. Develops, coordinates, and promotes an innovative, collaborative, evidence-based assessment program that supports and enables the Libraries' strategic initiatives and develops evidence-based approaches for achieving strategic objectives for the Libraries.   
  2. Performs duties in a leadership role in identifying, defining, developing, and implementing appropriate assessment and planning approaches, measures, and techniques.
  3. Leads data visualization support for Tableau server and dashboard creation.
  4. Increases the ability of staff to access, use, and understand data for decision making using data visualization and other tools.
  5. Analyzes, interprets, and publicizes the results of assessment and evaluation activities.
  6. Coordinates the collection and reporting of data to campus and external audiences. 
  7. Maintains awareness of theadministrative expectations on campus for measurement and assessment by the Libraries.
  8. Provides access to data that enables data-informed decision making. Works with Library Technology Services (LTS) to appropriately manage and secure assessment data to include appropriate user access and authorization to sensitive data.
  9. Forms and supports a cohort of assessment colleagues engaged in assessment work across the Libraries. Identifies and implements strategies for cultivating a culture of assessment including providing consultation and guidance to support library staff and units as they gather, process, analyze, manage, and report data related to library resources and services.
  10. Works with units across the Libraries to develop and support assessment practices and data-informed decision making.
  11. Uses both quantitative and qualitative measures according to established standards.
  12. Leads strategic planning needs for the Libraries and designs cooperative library-wide planning process cycle. 
  13. Collaborates with other units on campus engaged in assessment and planning.
  14. Represents the Libraries for assessment and planning initiatives on a national, regional, and local level.
  15. Maintains current knowledge of assessment trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
  16. Works creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.  Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  17. Provides training and orientation for new staff.  Monitors training and support needs for all staff in the department as required in the changing environment of the Libraries.
  18. Oversees the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures.
  19. Demonstrates, fosters and cultivates a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture among staff and student staff.
  20. Performs other related duties as assigned or required to meet department and university goals and objectives.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the AmericanLibrary Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of two years of professional library experience.
  3. Demonstrated experience in assessment via quantitative and/or qualitative means required, including experience using statistical software packages such as SAS, STATA, SPSS or R.
  4. Experience planning, organizing, and supervising the work of others and planning and organizing projects. The ability to advance multiple complex projects in a collaborative environment.
  5. Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly in presentations.
  6. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety ofindividuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  7. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  8. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting.
  9. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
  10. Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  11. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
  12. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully.  Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  13. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  14. 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.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional librarian experience working in an academic or research library preferred.
  • Experience in manipulating raw data in order to analyze, customize, and format appropriate reportspreferred.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=91942 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by January 8, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Libraries seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Chief Conservator, Brown University, Providence, RI

The primary responsibility of the Chief Conservator is to preform and manage the conservation of a wide range of paper-based materials, with a focus on the Library's rare printed items, manuscripts and cartographic materials. In addition, this position coordinates the activities of the Conservation and Preservations Services unit, providing conservation and preservation for both circulating and special collections. The scope of activities include book and manuscript treatment, exhibition and loan support, disaster relief, environmental monitoring and facilities planning support.  

 

Partnering with Library staff, as well as campus-wide and external constituents, the Chief Conservator will contribute to the management of large scale high-profile conservation and preservation projects that have library-and university-wide impact on the development, access, usability, and preservation of scholarly content in support of teaching, learning, research and creative expression. The Chief Conservator will contribute to related projects and represent BUL in regional/national/international projects and initiatives. He/She will collaborate closely with special collections curators and the Director of Special Collections and will report to the Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and formal training in paper conservation at the graduate level, or equivalent combination of apprenticeship, advanced courses, internships and experience
  • MLS or equivalent degree
  • Minimum of five years of experience in conservation work
  • Experienced and demonstrated skill in supervision, including hiring, orienting, training and development, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction
  • Excellence in performing complex conservation treatments on a broad range of library and archival materials as demonstrated through a portfolio
  • Demonstrated record of managing and designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion 
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment 
  • Knowledge of the history of book and paper making, bookbinding techniques, and the history and manufacture of other library materials; and the nature and causes of book and paper deterioration
  • Knowledge of and adherence to professional ethical practice in conservation
  • Working knowledge of chemistry as it applies to library materials
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills
    including demonstrated ability to prepare reports and procedural documentation

 

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ141229

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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Specialist of Electronic Resources, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks to hire an E-Resource Specialist to to coordinate daily activities for processing serial publications including electronic and print. The E-Resource Specialist will participate in the management of electronic resources including identifying and resolving problems relating to complex electronic serials and subscriptions. In coordination with the Manager of Electronic Resources assists in the development of comprehensive scholarly communications program.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates daily activities of serials processing electronic and print journals. This includes serials check-in, claiming, renewals, invoicing, and binding; ensures efficient periodicals processing. Responsible for processing payments of periodical subscriptions; serves as primary contact with subscription vendors.
  • Coordinates projects related to serials processing; serves as a serials resource person for staff throughout Library; identifies and resolves problems relating to receipt of print material and online access issues.
  • Assists in the coordination of annual serial renewals for electronic and print journals subscriptions.
  • Facilitates the transition from print subscription to online format.
  • Writes and maintains documentation of policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the development of a comprehensive scholarly communications program, including presenting information sessions on relevant topics.
  • Promotes alternative publishing models, open access resources, and open educational resources and initiatives.
  • Serves as a resource to subject liaisons as they work with faculty and students.
  • Responsible for collecting and analyzing usage statistics for electronic and print serial resources; maintaining records for electronic serials in Alma; maintaining the quality of serial bibliographic records in the ALMA database.
  • Activates and maintains related data in Alma.
  • Supervises and trains student assistants to check-in print serial publications using the acquisition database, to perform serial binding using the bindery system, and to check online access to electronic serials for broken links.

Qualifications:
REQUIRED: College degree; 3 years library experience working with electronic resources and serials including knowledge of aggregators, platforms, packages and vendors; alternative publishing models, experience with automated library systems, link resolvers and binding systems; familiarity with content management systems; E-Resource Management Systems, OpenURL, ezproxy, EbscoNet, good organizational skills with strong attention to detail; supervisory skills; fluency in the English language; ability to work as part of a team.

PREFERRED: Experience with Ex Libris Alma automated library system and ABLE Bindery System; Knowledge of developments in copyright, open access and scholarly communications; Knowledge of other European languages; Knowledge of both PC and Mac applications and ability to troubleshoot common computer and software problems.

NOTE: Responsibilities include lifting and moving of boxes of books and other library materials.

How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html.  Elect option for "External Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

Closing Statement:
Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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Metadata Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

University of Florida
George A. Smathers Libraries
Metadata Librarian
Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian


The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Production Services team. Reporting to the Chair of Digital Production Services, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to the University of Florida and collaborating institutions. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, taxonomies, and technical expertise to incorporate new content into UF's digital library management system and make improvements to existing content. This involves the description of materials, transformation of metadata, training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to digitization and digital libraries, and reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and procedures. With members of the Digital Production Services team, the Metadata Librarian will develop requirements for UF Digital Library services, continuously monitor the technology environment for changes and new software, and craft innovative solutions to improve the services we offer.

We seek candidates who are passionate about working with metadata and understand its role in transformative library services, who are invested in the future of librarianship on a practical level, and who are creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in current, relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the UF community.

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making.

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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

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Volunteer Coordinator, Makerspace, ​University of Rhode Island Libraries, Kingston, RI

Title:​ Volunteer Coordinator (Part-Time)

Department:​ ​​University of Rhode Island Libraries - Makerspace

Organization:​ ​University of Rhode Island

Position​ ​Description: The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing the student volunteer program for the URI Libraries' makerspace, _Space.uri (http://web.uri.edu/space/). This position reports to the Media Curator and assists with recruiting, training, and managing volunteers to establish a strong volunteer base, and developing further program evaluation to support the continued growth and success of the program. This is a part time position (15 hrs per week).

Essential​ ​Job​ ​Functions: Planning

Assist the Media Curator in:

  • Designing the goals and objectives of a volunteer program.
  • Developing volunteer schedules and responsibilities.
  • Identifying assignments and writing volunteer positions descriptions.

Collaborate with the Feinstein Center for Learning Services to:

  • Design an intake protocol for potential volunteers to ensure the best match between skills, qualifications and the needs of the makerspace
  • Develop strategies to recruit the right volunteers with the right interests and skills
  • Promote the volunteer program to gain community support.

Organization

Assist the Media Curator in:

  • Developing forms and records to document volunteer activities and training levels.
  • Ensuring that volunteers are appropriately oriented and trained to be successful in their positions.
  • Designing volunteer orientation and training materials.

Evaluation Assist the Media Curator in:

  • Developing, administering, and reviewing policies and procedures which guide the volunteer program.
  • Conducting ongoing evaluations of programs/services delivered by volunteers.
  • Implementing formal and informal volunteer recognition activities.

Required​ ​Qualification: Volunteer supervision experience required.

Preferred​ ​Qualification: Experience of working with and/or supervising college students preferred.

Knowledge,​ ​Skills,​ ​and​ ​Experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to volunteerism.
  • Strong interests in, knowledge of, and/or experience in the Maker movement, various makerspace equipment such as a 3D printer and a laser cutter, making activities/programs, and computer design and programming preferred.

Salary​ ​Range: $25 per hour.

Contact:

  • Please send cover letter and resume to: libadmin@etal.uri.edu
  •  If you are interested, please contact Angelica Ferria (aferria@uri.edu) or Bohyun Kim (bohyunkim@uri.edu) for more information.

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Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Assistant Professor - School of Library and Information Studies

Information representation and retrieval; data analytics, text analysis; information visualizationThe School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Alberta invites applications for one (1) full-time tenure track position. The date of the appointment will ideally be July 1, 2018.We seek candidates who are intellectually curious, excited about rigorous research and scholarship and its applications, committed to quality teaching and learning in face-to-face and online environments, and who extend our interests in the public good and the global information professions as they are practiced in diverse communities. The position requires an individual who can work effectively in a collegial environment with an earned PhD in Library and Information Science or a related field. Candidates near completion will also be considered. An MLIS or equivalent is highly desirable. The candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience relevant to the School's evolving MLIS curriculum (http://www.slis.ualberta.ca/Courses.aspx) and demonstrated expertise and scholarship in or informing library and information studies in the context of one or more of the following research areas:


  •  Indigenous scholarship

For nearly 50 years, the School of Library and Information Studies has offered the only American Library Association (ALA)-accredited MLIS program on the Canadian prairies. The School has a combined MA/MLIS program with Humanities Computing (HUCO) and an MBA/MLIS program with The Alberta School of Business. Our PhD is individual and interdisciplinary and SLIS faculty serve as co-supervisors. The School also offers Canada's only entirely online MLIS degree program. For additional information please visit our website at: http://www.slis.ualberta.caThe University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) is one of the largest and most research productive universities in Canada. With more than 38,000 students from 148 countries, the U of A regularly ranks in the top 4 universities in the country and in the top 100 universities in the world according to the latest QS Worldwide university rankings (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2018). The university offers highly competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, and Nakota Sioux. The city of Edmonton has over one million residents and one of Canada's strongest economies. The University of Alberta has grown and thrived in step with its host for more than 100 years. Like the university, Edmonton is a place where people come together to build, create, and change things for the better. It is defined by an entrepreneurial spirit not only in business, but also in the arts and in social activism aimed at ensuring opportunity for all. It is a place where good ideas have the best chance to become reality. Edmonton boasts 78 arts and cultural organizations including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Citadel Theatre and more than 30 arts and cultural festivals taking place each year. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications should include: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact details (address, affiliation, e-mail addresses) of three academic referees who have agreed to write for you, and a scholarly writing sample. Please submit as one document.To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Apply Online http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107530903D1/

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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Faculty, Kent State University School of Information, Kent, OH

The Kent State University (KSU) School of Information (the iSchool), nationally ranked in the Top 20 by U.S. News and World Report, seeks a senior level colleague for appointment as distinguished Goodyear Professor in Knowledge Management. The appointment is endowed by generous support from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. The position reports to the director of our collegial, dynamic and growing school, which is part of the larger College of Communication and Information (CCI). CCI is unique in that it includes schools in communication studies, digital sciences, information, journalism and mass communication, and visual communication design. The iSchool offers four master's degrees in health informatics, knowledge management, library and information science, and user experience design, as well as various related certificate programs. The iSchool also offers courses in a data science concentration in the School of Digital Sciences. iSchool programs are offered primarily online and attract students from across the U.S. and internationally.

The Goodyear Professorship offers the opportunity to combine the strengths of an established program with vision for the development of new leaders in professional practice. The ideal candidate will bring a sustained track record of scholarship, collaboration, and funding in the knowledge management area of information science. We define knowledge management broadly. We seek a colleague who complements our current strengths in library and information science, digital sciences, health informatics, information interaction, knowledge organization systems, and usability design. We are particularly interested in candidates who seek to build bridges between the academy and professional practice in industry, government, and other institutions.

The Goodyear Professor may have a primary focus in research or program development, or in both areas. In the research area, priorities include research grant writing; active collaboration across synergistic research areas within KSU and with industry; and enrichment of the CCI interdisciplinary PhD program in communication and information. In the program development area, priorities include grant writing; student-focused industry partnerships; attracting top students; and program initiatives with allied units across the iSchool, CCI, and the larger university.

Kent State provides outstanding support in both areas through our Division of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Office for Online and Continuing Education, and across CCI and the iSchool. iSchool facilities include labs for digital preservation, interaction and usability studies, museum studies, and The Reinberger Children's Library Center, as well as offices in the State Library of Ohio in Columbus.

Qualifications for the position include: an earned Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to the information sciences; a sustained track record of substantial grant and/or contract funding for research and/or program development; and a teaching and research record commensurate with an appointment as full Professor with tenure. Highly exceptional candidates with equivalent experience but without the terminal degree or senior rank may also be considered.

Salary is competitive and benefits are excellent. School faculty are expected to engage in research, teaching, and service. The position is located in Kent Ohio with a starting date in August 2018. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017 and will run through January 15, 2018.

Applications will be accepted starting December 1, 2017 at https://jobs.kent.edu/. Inquiries about the position should be sent to:
     Catherine Smith and Yin Zhang, Co-chairs, Search Committee
     School of Information
     Kent State University
     P.O. Box 5190
     Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
     Phone: (330) 672-2116
     Fax: (330) 672-7965
     Email: csmit141@kent.edu or yzhang4@kent.edu

Kent State University supports equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity in education and employment. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

More information about the KSU iSchool is available at: https://www.kent.edu/iSchool

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Social Science Research Support Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Commensurate with experience.

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


Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, this position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multi-faceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections. The Social Science Research Support Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees. The incumbent provides research support to students and faculty in the Anthropology and Sociology departments and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program through research consultations, course-integrated instruction, and other modes. Provides research consultations and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of text and data. Supports research and raises awareness of resources through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours, blogs, RSS feeds, mailings lists, and workshops. Creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, archivists, GIS specialists, and StatLab specialists to support research and teaching. Selects anthropology, sociology, and women's, gender and sexuality studies materials in all formats. Works closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services to review and acquire materials that are relevant to research and teaching needs. Responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas. Participates in research and instruction program planning and implementation. Participates in service program development for the CSSSI. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 


Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: 

  • Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in a social science.
  • Experience providing research assistance in an academic environment.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
  • Understanding of and experience with statistics, data, and/or GIS.


The University and the Library: The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI): The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2hu0myv. 

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

http://bit.ly/2hu0myv 

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Data Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Commensurate with experience.

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


Position Focus: The Data Librarian will join a well-established program of support for research and teaching with data, and will play a leadership role in providing and advancing the Yale University Library's data services. Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, the Data Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees.

Yale's Data Librarian increases the visibility and usability of data resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts. This librarian coordinates and provides Yale Library services to support research data management and develops the data management education program. The incumbent assists researchers in data management planning and provides instruction in data management issues and best practices to diverse audiences, including researchers, University staff, and Library colleagues. The Data Librarian supports the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data.

The Data Librarian collaborates with subject librarians, GIS specialists, and staff from the StatLab, the Digital Humanities Lab, and the Yale Center for Research Computing to support the research data and data science needs of Yale researchers. This position advises on and implements scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services in support of research at Yale.

The incumbent coordinates the Research Data Consultation Group which consists of other specialists from the Library and campus-wide key stakeholders. The Data Librarian collaborates with campus partners, including the Office of the Deputy Provost for Research, the Office of Research Administration, the Yale Center for Research Computing, and the Yale Institute for Network Science, concerning issues of managing, curating, sharing, and preserving research data.

In consultation with subject librarians and the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services, the Data Librarian assists in identifying and acquiring data resources relevant to research and teaching in the sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. The incumbent advises library IT, electronic resources, cataloging, and preservation departments on receiving data resources and preparing them for discovery and availability to users. The Data Librarian collaborates with colleagues on metadata and preservation issues related to data.

The Data Librarian participates in outreach, research support, and instruction program planning and implementation for the CSSSI. The incumbent participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities; participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections. The Data Librarian may represent Yale to state, national, and international data organizations.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school is required for this position. Librarians new to the profession are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability finding and/or using research data.
  • Demonstrated ability with data management best practices and familiarity with requirements from funding agencies and scholarly publishers.


Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Undergraduate or advanced degree in engineering, math, science, or social science. Familiarity with quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial data analysis applications. Knowledge of metadata standards for quantitative and qualitative data. Experience providing public service and instruction in an academic research library. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.

The University and the Library: The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI): The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2gGLDTM. 


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

http://bit.ly/2gGLDTM

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Graduate Assistantships, James E. Brooks Library, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

Dr. Gregory Paveza, Interim Dean of Libraries, announces graduate assistantship opportunities with the James E. Brooks Library. Graduate assistantships allow individuals to study in any of CWU's more than twenty graduate programs while gaining valuable professional experience in an academic library. The assistantship is ideal for new or experienced librarians seeking a second subject master's. Candidates must apply to the graduate school and be accepted into a program prior to being accepted as a paid library graduate assistant. 

Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm 1/22/2018 to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research: http://www.cwu.edu/~masters/ Graduate assistants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a variety of public and technical service activities.

 

Graduate assistantships are for one academic year but may be continued dependent on funding for positions for an additional year.  Graduate assistantship benefits per academic year include a stipend of $10,484, partial tuition waiver, medical insurance coverage, and payment of the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic and Wellness fees.  The total contract value is approximately $18,454.13, subject to change. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for further information regarding contract benefits. 

 

Queries should be addressed to Kim Hansen, Administrative Specialist at kim.hansen@cwu.edu, by phone at (509) 963-1901, or by mail to the James E. Brooks Library, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548.

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Archivist & Records Coordinator, Emerson College, Boston, MA

Description

The Archivist & Records Coordinator contributes to the operation of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections by providing reference services for patrons, processing collections, overseeing interns, and acquiring permanent institutional records. This position also contributes to a college-wide records management program by training Departmental Records Officers (DROs) and other staff on records management issues and archival procedures.

This is a bargaining unit position. In this position, you will be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 888 for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Work Activities 

  1. Responsible for all aspects of fulfilling archives requests by providing reference service to internal and external constituencies, locating the requested information/materials and delivering, retrieving and refiling as necessary. Maintains a charge out system, maintains statistical data, in order to generate and analyze reports.
  2. Enhance access by accessioning new acquisitions, creating inventories and box lists, and processing large and complex collections. Updates and maintains archival discovery systems while keeping the ECASC web pages current to provide patrons with up-to-date information on collections and services.
  3. Collaborates with the Head of Archives and Special Collections to acquire and maintain institutional records and archival collections documenting the history of Emerson College.
  4. Train and assist DROs and staff in implementing the principles and practices of records management, update records management policies and schedules and publish them on the website as necessary.
  5. Collaborate as necessary with campus partners in outreach efforts such as Alumni Weekend activities, exhibits (physical and digital), archival displays, primary source instruction, and special events.
  6. Maintain inactive records stored and managed by a third party vendor by coordinating deliveries and retrievals. Assist departments and vendors in establishing and maintaining departmental accounts. Provide user training on inactive records storage practices and procedures. Coordinate and schedule records destruction for all departments across campus.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education

ALA accredited master's degree in library/information science with coursework in Archives or Archival Management.

Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in archival appraisal, description, preservation, access, and dissemination of archival information.

Advanced communication skills and customer service orientation, including the ability to work with all academic levels from administrators to staff and faculty.

Familiarity with archival discovery systems.

Knowledge of Records Management best practices.

Ability to plan and coordinate complex projects and services.

Knowledge of archival metadata standards including Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, and VRA core.

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education

Degree specializing in archival management.

Experience with one or more of the following systems: Preservica, AtoM, and Omeka.

Experience conducting training sessions.

Required Prior Work Experience

Three to five years experience related to career discipline. Two or more years experience working with archives and institutional records.

To Apply

Interested applicants may apply online at Emerson College's Employment website:  https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/16061

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Associate Deans, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Two Associate Dean Positions, Grand Valley State University, Michigan


Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Libraries is seeking nominations and applications for two Associate Deans (ADs) to provide leadership to a thriving and risk-taking organization. GVSU Libraries embarked on an exciting path of evolution and continued exploration with the arrival of a new Dean. Serving as a nexus for quality education and with a visionary focus on student experience, the libraries play a critical role in advancing a liberal education through intellectual partnership with faculty and students throughout the university.

Learn more about the positions by reading the position descriptions for

AD Curriculum, Research and User Services (CRUS) at https://gvsu.edu/library/adcurriculum and

AD Curation, Publishing and Preservation Services (CPPS) at https://gvsu.edu/library/adcuration 

 

Discover the compensation package by reading the Compensation FAQ (https://gvsu.edu/library/adsearch), visiting the GVSU Wellness website (https://www.gvsu.edu/bewellgv), and the GVSU HR site (https://www.gvsu.edu/hro).

 

Interested in applying?  Go to Curriculum, Research & User Services at http://jobs.gvsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492722 or Curation, Publishing & Preservation Services at http://jobs.gvsu.edu/cw/en-us/job/492723

Questions? Feel free to contact Annie Bélanger, search committee co-chair and Dean via email annie.belanger@gvsu.edu or telephone 616-331-2621.

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Reference and Outreach Archivist, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Requisition Number: STFR004194
Division/College: Library
Responsibilities:
Northeastern University
Reference and Outreach Archivist
About:
In addition to Northeastern History, the University Archives and Special Collections at the Northeastern University Libraries houses and carefully curates a diverse and growing collection of historical records about Boston. One major focus is to preserve and provide access to the history of Boston's social movements, including civil and political rights, immigrant rights, homelessness, and urban and environmental justice. We have recently acquired two major news collections that both serve as the backdrop to our collecting as well as expanding our horizons for future large-scale projects.
To that end, our work is community-focused, rooted in critical theory, and extremely collaborative--including city-wide civic participation, inter-archival digital collection building, partnering with grassroots organizations and activists, and liaising with our user communities--on campus and off.
This position is right for someone with a true passion for our collecting foci; someone who can spread that energy virally. Someone with the sensitivity, driven to reach audiences outside of typical Archives user communities-- to inject community knowledge, rooted in history, into current discourse.
Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, the Reference and Outreach Archivist (ROA ) manages all University Archives and Special Collections' public and outreach services.
The ROA manages the Archives' reference services, including managing reading room staff and overseeing answering reference or research requests; plans and implements online and physical library exhibits; conducts tours and provides talks and presentations to visitors; maintains the Library's online presence, including reference and research tools; and works with Scholarly Communications department on Library publishing initiatives.
The ROA will also reach out to and work collaboratively UASC's community partners which include social justice organizations and activists working in Boston, members of under-represented communities with a special focus on African-American, Latinx, Asian-American and GLBTQ folks, newspaper publishers and members of the press, and Boston's community historians. The ROA will also assist in securing funding for special projects.
The ROA coordinates with Research and Instruction Librarians to teach course-integrated instruction and workshops; forges relationships with faculty to encourage the integration of special collections into teaching and student research; creates instructional materials; and sustains ongoing communication with and outreach to students and faculty.
The ROA Manages rights and reproductions, including photographs and other visual materials from the UASC in the production of print and electronic publications.
Qualifications:
Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science with an Archives Concentration. 2+ years of successful, professional experience with increasing responsibilities in an archival setting. Broad understanding of trends in Archives and Special Collections as well as technical ability. Strong project management, planning, organizational, and supervisory skills. Attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with community partners. Must be able to lift 40 pounds and work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible.
Additional Information:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1124932
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer. 

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University Archives Associate, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

University Archives Associate

Library Associate 3 

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries seeks a University Archives Associate to be part of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. Reporting to the University Archivist, the University Archives Associate participates in management of the University of Florida Archives and represents the collections to the University of Florida community as well as patrons, visitors, donors, and the general public. Responsibilities include processing institutional records; managing and enhancing digital collections; providing instruction, orientations, and other education and outreach activities; and providing reference and research services. Coordinates special projects, with attention to promotion, extension and alignment of the University Archives with emerging scholarly trends, digital access, and the needs of a preeminent comprehensive, land grant research institution.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the University Archives Associate will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities

 

The search has been extended until November 30, 2017, 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@uflib.ufl.edu

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Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Supervisor, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

DOCUMENT DELIVERY & INTERLIBRARY LOAN SUPEVISOR, School of Law, Samuel M. Fineman Law

Tracking Code: 5221/K1417

Job Description: Coordinate all document and interlibrary loan (ILL) services for the law library, law students and general library users. Provide expertise and assistance to library users and other staff in locating materials and searching library records in online bibliographic sources. Assist the Head of Access Services and the Circulation Supervisor with document services for law faculty and other circulation services. Assist library administrative staff with research, bibliographic compilations and other projects. 

Required Skills: B.A./B.S., strong computer skills, excellent communication skills and one to three years of experience in a library public services department. Experience with legal materials and/or document services and interlibrary loan procedures and policies preferred. This position is Monday to Friday 12PM-8PM during the academic year, and M-F 10AM-6PM during the summer.

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Grade 71

Apply here.

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Adjunct, Wayne State School of Information Sciences, Detroit, MI

The Wayne State School of Information Sciences is looking for an adjunct to teach "Public Libraries" online during the Winter (January-May) 2018 semester. Familiarity with Blackboard and/or Canvas LMS strongly preferred. 

It is our policy to not hire adjuncts who are concurrently teaching for other MLIS programs. 

If you are interested, please email your CV to Megen Rehahn Drulia at ay6086@wayne.edu

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Metadata Librarian/Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Production Services team. Reporting to the Chair of Digital Production Services, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to the University of Florida and collaborating institutions. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, taxonomies, and technical expertise to incorporate new content into UF's digital library management system and make improvements to existing content. This involves description of materials, transformation of metadata, training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to digitization and digital libraries, and reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and procedures. With members of the Digital Production Services team, the Metadata Librarian will develop requirements for UF Digital Library services, continuously monitor the technology environment for changes and new software, and craft innovative solutions to improve the services we offer. 

 

We seek candidates who are passionate about working with metadata and understand its role in transformative library services, who are invested in the future of librarianship on a practical level, and who are creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in current, relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the UF community.

 

To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Metadata Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making.

 

The search will remain open until January 4, 2018, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Museum Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Position Description: Full-time, nine month, tenure accruing faculty position
Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2018

The School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Museum Studies. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track faculty position with an expected start date of August 2018. The faculty member will pursue an active program of research; teach a 2-2 load of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; and contribute service to the university, the community, and the profession.

Within the School of Art + Art History, we believe that museums can change the world. The Graduate Program in Museum Studies at the University of Florida prepares the museum leaders of tomorrow to be ethical, socially engaged members of their communities prepared to make positive impacts, both locally and globally, through museum work. Our selective program was established nearly twenty years ago and like museums themselves, we are engaged, responsive, and evolving.

We seek a collaborator, a thought partner, a committed teacher and mentor, an engaged community member, and a committed researcher of Museum Studies. Together with the Director of Museum Studies, this person will work to revise the curriculum to align with the emerging needs of museums and communities. This person will be tasked with growing the program to include new courses and learning opportunities, and expanding to online platforms while also developing the on-campus program. We have a strong interest in community engagement and growing our presence in local communities. We are seeking a faculty member also interested in developing relationships with other UF faculty and community organizations to develop research, and create learning opportunities for students outside the classroom.

We welcome applications from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, as well any area of expertise within the field of museum studies and practice. Interest in areas of diversity, inclusion, and social justice are particularly welcomed.

Responsibilities: Teaching graduate courses in Museum Studies (history and philosophy of museums, exhibition design, collections management, etc.); advising graduate students; engaging faculty from diverse disciplines; conducting a program of scholarly research appropriate to Museum Studies; participating in service to school, college, university, community, and profession. Candidates must be able to work with students pursuing careers in a range of disciplines and institutions (e.g. museums of art, history, science, technology, etc.)

SCHOOL OF ART + ART HISTORY: Organized within the College of the Arts, the School of Art + Art History plays an important role in the academic life of the university and in the community. The school has 34 full-time faculty, 320 undergraduate students, and more than 120 graduate students. Degree programs include the B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. Areas of study include visual art studies, art history, art education, museum studies, graphic design, and studio art (art + technology, ceramics, creative photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture). Also a part of the School of Art + Art History is the University Galleries-University Gallery, the Gary R. Libby Gallery, and Grinter Gallery - which provide exhibition space for professional and student artwork. The University Galleries play an integral role in the teaching mission of the School of Art + Art History, the College of the Arts, as well as serving the entire UF and Gainesville community. The School of Art + Art History is also home to WARP, (the Workshop for Art Research and Practice), the 4Most Gallery, and work and design facilities at Infinity Hall. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The art education program is accredited by NCATE. For more information, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/art.

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence, and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university's mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,300 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 100 faculty members in its three accredited schools - the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance. In addition to its schools, the college comprises the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

The University of Florida: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top ten best public universities in the nation in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.

Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation's most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

Applicants must hold a PhD or be ABD (with projected completion by August 2018) in Museum Studies, Art History or a related field, and an active record of scholarly achievement. Applicants must have the expertise to teach graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in Museum Studies.

Please see the full posting for details; review of applications begins on January 2, 2018: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/505278/assistantassociate-professor-in-museum-studies

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Collection Development and Assessment Librarian, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC

Collection Development and Assessment Librarian

College of Charleston Libraries

The Collection Development and Assessment Librarian manages the assessment, title selection processes, and licensing of digital and print resources by formulating, articulating, and managing the direction, balance, and focus of the Library's collections to support learning, teaching, and research. They provide direction for collection development related library liaison activities with academic departments and monitor changes in the College's academic programs, degrees, and research emphases and adapt collection development decisions to meet emerging needs. The Collection Development and Assessment Librarian provides direction for the evaluation and acquisition of high-quality collections that support the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University and works to promote a culture of assessment and the integration of assessment into all phases of planning, services, and collection management. This is a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment and carries with it the expectation that faculty member will contribute significantly to the profession.

 

Collection Development Responsibilities:

  • Selects materials for the library's general digital and print collections. Consults with Associate Dean for Collections and Content Services and library colleagues on selection of journal and e-book packages and database purchase recommendations.
  • Leads and manages collections assessment and development by analyzing institutional data, usage statistics, and other metrics; by utilization of title selection plans, such as PDA, DDA, etc.; and by faculty, student and staff requests, publisher offers, and other sources.
  • Provides data for reports and analyses related to collections development and maintenance as required by university offices and external agencies, including accreditation bodies.
  • Assists in planning and evaluation of technology as it pertains to traditional and digital services in acquisitions, serials management, electronic resources licensing and collection management
  • Provides supervision for two full-time Acquisitions and Resource Management staff; assigns and reviews their work, orients and/or trains new staff.

 

Collection Assessment Responsibilities:

  • Uses relevant data and metrics to support the library's collection analysis and collection development decisions.
  • Under the direction of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Coordinator, meets collection assessment goals as established by the Associate Dean of Collections and Content Services.
  • Advises Collection Development Committee on purchase options relative to collection assessments findings.

 

Library and College Affairs:

  • Undertakes research and/or professional development related to professional and scholarly interests.
  • Serves on library, college, and professional committees, elected and assigned.

 

For more information and to apply: https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/6757

Posting close date: 12/07/2017

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University Librarian, Boston University, Boston, MA

Boston University 
University Libraries 
Position: University Librarian 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts 
Position Summary 
Boston University Libraries seeks a transformational leader who will re-envision a 21st century hybrid library with an advanced capacity to support research teaching and learning across geographic, language, and disciplinary borders, leveraging innovations in digital and information technology. S/he will lead BU's Mugar Memorial Library and branches (currently African Studies, Astronomy, Music, Science and Engineering, Stone Science, Pickering Educational Resources, and the Frederick S. Pardee Management Library) in collaboration with the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries, the School of Theology Library, the Alumni Medical Library, and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center to achieve this goal. The University Librarian will lead the ongoing development of the vision and goals of the Library, integrate the plans of the Library with those of the University, and effectively communicate the vision and goals both within and beyond BU.
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Head, Shared Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seek an experienced collaborator, knowledgeable about print management and retention procedures, to serve in a new position as the Head, Shared Collections. This is a year-round (12-month) tenure track faculty position, in the Shared Collections department, which includes the Auxiliary Libraries Facility (ALF), the Interim Library Facility (ILF), Serials Cataloging, and the Government Documents Cataloging Unit.

The Head, Shared Collections provides leadership for the University of Florida's statewide, regional, and national shared print collections, which includes the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE), a statewide shared storage initiative; manages other programs such as the Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL); and participates in regional and national conversations such as the those of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Scholars Trust and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, both of which represent exciting opportunities to help shape these conversations. The Head, Shared Collections analyzes data related to print retention decisions; provides leadership to guide groups in complex technical and cross-institutional issues; and helps build consensus among multiple constituencies. In addition to managing the FLARE collection, this position is responsible for providing leadership for storage materials that are not part of the shared collection (UF Only)!

The Shared Collections Department consists of 19 FTE, including 4 direct reports. ALF is one of two storage facilities which the Smathers Libraries operate and is the site for a proposed high-density facility. Both the Government Documents Cataloging Unit and the ALF Storage staff reside in that building. The "UF Only" storage collections are also located in this building. Staff in ALF process monographs into FLARE, process inter-library loan (ILL) requests, and deliver local materials to and from the UF campus. The Government Documents Cataloging unit is responsible for cataloging and receiving federal government documents, as well as assisting in correcting catalog records for the FLARE collection. Additionally, patron requests for federal government documents are handled in this unit. The Serials Cataloging unit consists of two FTE who are responsible for correcting serials cataloging records for both!

The Smathers Libraries and for FLARE. The Head, Shared Collections, will contribute to local policy and procedure decisions, develop and assess workflows, and seek creative approaches for managing shared storage and the Government Documents Cataloging unit.

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head, Shared Collections, will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the position will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. The Head, Shared Collections, will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until December 11, 2017 and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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

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Library Director, Brennan Library, Lasell College, Auburndale, MA

Position Summary: This 12-month, full time staff position oversees the Lasell College Brennan Library and is responsible for planning, directing and administrating all library operations including Access Services, Research and Instruction, Technical Services and the Winslow Archives. The Director supervises a staff of eight (six full-time and two part-time employees), and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Brennan Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, a consortium of 36 public and seven academic libraries in the Metrowest region of Massachusetts.

Responsibilities: Direct all aspects of library operations including program and policy development, collections, finance, personnel, long-range planning and facilities. As part of the Research Services team, responsible for collection development subject areas, reference coverage, and instruction. maintain and expand important partnerships with consortia and other groups for resource sharing, group purchasing and other initiatives. Provide direction for integration of relevant technologies into the services and operations of the library. Foster a culture of collaboration and service within the library, and develop engaging and innovative partnerships with other student support systems, activities, and departments across campus. Serve as a member of Lasell College Management Council and ex-officio member of the Faculty Curriculum Committee. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all of the various constituencies within the College community as well as other libraries and consortia. Represent the College at Minuteman Membership and Director Group meetings.

Qualifications: Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited institution. Five or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in an academic library. Experience in planning and management of a library operating budget. Excellent managerial, interpersonal, written and communications skills. Strong technology skills and ability to leverage new technologies to develop a vision and new synergies to support changing student needs and services. Working knowledge of ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively with fellow library staff, the greater Lasell community, and be committed to providing strong leadership and vision. Preference will be given to candidates with experience at smaller universities/colleges who understand the necessity for balancing day-to-day management with high level visibility.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three (3) references.

Lasell College is an equal opportunity employer.

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Special Collections Processing Archivist, Riverside Library, University of California, Riverside, CA

Rank and Salary Scale 
Assistant/Associate Librarian - Potential Career
$60,843 - $65,942

Organizational Unit
Special Collections and University Archives

Position Overview
The University of California, Riverside Library seeks a dynamic, innovative and service-oriented Special Collections Processing Archivist to oversee the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation and provision of access to manuscript and archival holdings in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives.

Located an hour's drive to the east of Los Angeles, an hour west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, an hour east of ocean beaches, ninety minutes north of San Diego, and an hour south of mountain ski resorts, UCR is located in an area of dramatic landscapes and rich cultural traditions. The University is a dynamic, aggressively-developing land grant research institution dedicated to preparing its diverse student body to be successful competitors in the world marketplace of ideas. UCR boasts the first new School of Medicine to open on the West Coast in 43 years; a new School of Public Policy; and the Bourns College of Engineering, ranked 10th in the world according to an international ranking organization.

The UCR Library is a critical partner in preparing UCR's students to be globally competitive while simultaneously preparing them for careers in the Inland Empire and beyond. The mission of the UCR Library is no less than to bring the world's information resources to the UCR community and to ensure that UCR students, faculty, and staff have the skills to fully exploit those resources to change the world for the better.

The UCR Library is a team of intensely collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to our students, faculty, and community members in a rapidly evolving information environment. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated; committed to problem-solving in local, regional, national, and international arenas; and able to develop innovative solutions to complex problems; and a dynamic and effective leader.

The UCR Library is comprised of three facilities housing more than 3,800,000 volumes, 940,000 electronic books, 97,000 print and electronic journals, and 2,300,000 microforms. The Library provides services to more than 22,000 students and nearly 2,000 faculty and other academics in an institutional environment planning for and experiencing extensive growth. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic staff of 131 FTE librarians, support personnel (including student FTE) in building a research library of excellence within a dynamic and diverse university ranked among the top 50 in the nation. The UCR Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Among the unique collections of the UCR Library is the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Water Resources Collections & Archives, the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, the Paul Chou Collection of Chinese history and culture, the George Brown Papers, the Tomás Rivera Papers, and the Inland Empire Memories Initiative. Information about the UCR Libraries is available at http://library.ucr.edu.

The UCR Library is an integral part of the University of California library system. With collections totaling 30 million volumes, UC's more than 100 libraries are surpassed in size on the American continent only by the Library of Congress collection. In addition, UC's California Digital Library (CDL) provides the core of the University's digital collections. CDL also assists UC to share resources and holdings more effectively, and provides leadership in applying technology to the development of library collections and services. Organizationally situated within the UC Office of the President, the CDL operates in close collaboration with all UC campuses and their libraries.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining unit; The University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Reporting to the Director of Distinctive Collections, the Processing Archivist is responsible for overseeing the accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation and provision of access to manuscript and archival holdings in the Department of Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA), and in collaboration with colleagues in SCUA and Collection Strategies, will contribute to the selection, appraisal, and acquisition of new collections.

  • Processes existing and incoming archival and special collections materials using best practices and current national standards, describing collections, and creating finding aids and related records in ArchivesSpace, the department's archival management system, as appropriate.

  • Uploads completed finding aids to online public access catalogs including consortial online databases, such as the Online Archive of California, in coordination with the Metadata & Technical Services staff.

  • Integrates digital collections with finding aids and related records, as appropriate, in coordination with Digital Initiatives staff.

  • Participates in projects to revise, edit, correct and digitally publish legacy finding aids.

  • Identifies and carries out rehousing and preservation treatments in consultation with the Special Collections and University Archives' Collections Management Librarian and Preservation Services Department.

  • In collaboration with the Special Collections and University Archives Public Services staff, provides advanced-level reference service to assist researchers, students, faculty, staff, and the community in identifying and using Special Collections and other library materials as indicated or requested.

  • Raises public awareness of newly processed collections through social media, web-based platforms, and other outlets as appropriate

  • Collaborates with/assists the Director of Distinctive Collections or other exhibitions curators to identify Departmental holdings that highlight particular interests.

  • Collaborates with/assists the Digital Initiatives Program Manager or other curators to identify Departmental holdings that are candidates for digitization.

  • Participates in the hiring, training, and supervising of para-professional staff, student workers and/or interns; leads a team of student workers.

  • Maintains knowledge of current best practices, trends and performs continuous assessment of innovative methodologies, technologies and approaches. Identifies opportunities for improvement and communicates them to Departmental leadership.

  • Participates in general Departmental, Library and professional activities as appropriate.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Information Science or Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent; or a Masters in History with a specialization in Archives.
  • One or more years of job-related experience, preferably in a college library and/or archival environment
  • Demonstrated experience in arranging, describing and preserving complex manuscript and/or archival collections.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Machine-Readable Cataloging (MARC) formats.
  • Knowledge and understanding of library-based descriptive standards including Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and Resource Description and Access (RDA).
  • Demonstrated experience providing reference services.
  • Coursework and/or training in archival theory, methodology, issues, and trends.
  • Knowledge of records management issues and best practices.
  • Ability to foster a respectful, cooperative, professional and courteous work environment, maintain confidentiality and employ tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, facilitation, and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects, working cooperatively with others or independently.
  • Ability to perform accurate, detailed work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using ArchivesSpace, Archivists' Toolkit, Aeon, Millennium, and/or other content management and library collections systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Dublin Core
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of at least one language other than English
  • Alma or another Next Generation Integrated Library Management System; Archon, Drupal or other standards-based web publishing environment, and Primo or another Next Generation Discovery layer.
  • UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Physical, mental and environmental demands:

  • Ability to lift materials weighing up to 30 lbs., shelve/retrieve materials from shelves at ground level up to six feet in height and perform light maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and push loaded book trucks weighing up to approximately 250 lbs.
  • Ability to travel to various campus locations.
  • Ability to bend to adjust or work with office and library equipment.
  • Dust and other allergens from books and archives may be encountered.
  • Interruptions and meeting with a variety of people will be required on a regular basis.

Salary and benefits: 
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $60,843-$65,942. Appointment at Assistant or Associate Librarian rank dependent upon qualifications and experience. Advancement through the librarian ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every two to three years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Excellent retirement system, health and vacation benefits.

Application Information: 
Please complete and submit the information requested in AP Recruit (resume, names and contact information of at least three references, and a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the primary duties of the position) as directed at: APRecruit (https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF00856). The search will remain open until the position is filled; for best consideration application should be received by December 29, 2017.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

More information can be found here.

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Bennett D. Katz Library, University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME

The Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Bennett D. Katz Library provides library instruction and research support as a member of a team of librarians at the University of Maine at Augusta. We are looking for an librarian who is enthusiastic about working with students across multiple distance learning modalities, including video-conferencing and online courses.
This full-time position is responsible for maintaining the Katz Library's Web presence, both on the official university web site and also on social media. The Reference and Instruction Librarian also tracks statistical data about the library and reports relevant data and trends to stakeholders, in partnership with library colleagues.
Please follow the link below to see the full job description and minimum qualifications.
Salary: Mid thirties to low forties

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Faculty, Digital Humanities/Humanities Computing, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Faculty Position in Digital Humanities/Humanities Computing

The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences is seeking to hire a faculty member with a specialty in Digital Humanities Computing. The search is open-rank and open-department. The candidate will be hired into the department that best fits their background, which may be Library and Information Science or another discipline. For more information, please see the full job advertisement.

http://slis.ou.edu/Websites/slis/images/FACULTY%20POSITION%20IN%20DIGITAL%20HUMANITIES%20COMPUTING_FINAL.pdf

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Reference and Digital Projects Archivist, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) at Mount Holyoke College seeks a diverse pool of applicants for a new entry-level position. The Reference and Digital Projects Archivist position is intended to give a recent ALA-accredited MLS graduate (or equivalent), with a concentration in archives management or a relevant field, the opportunity to quickly gain a broad and experience-based understanding of archives and digital collections and bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to LITS.   

Working in a collegial and service-oriented environment, this position will work across departments engaged with the strategic development of digital and archival collections to build connections to the College's unique materials.  The successful candidate will report to the Associate Director of Discovery and Access and work closely with the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

If you: have a passion for archives and digital stewardship; are an enthusiastic and fearless user of technology with the skills and curiosity to learn more; are committed to working collaboratively within a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students; are eager to apply your creativity, flexibility, and sense of humor to our exciting and challenging initiatives, then we encourage you to apply.

You can find a full description, including qualifications, and apply online at: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/

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Instruction Librarian, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Instruction Librarian provides essential support to the Library's teaching and learning program by teaching library instruction sessions at all levels, by consulting with faculty on course-related assignments and by providing continuing education on pedagogy to teaching librarians.

The person in this position works closely with the library's Teaching and Learning Team to design and implement the instruction curriculum, to create online tutorials and teaching resources, to promote information literacy across the curriculum, and to assess the impact the library's teaching and learning program has on student learning at Emerson. As a member of the Information Services department, the person in this position works regular shifts at the reference desk as well as occasional shifts in the evenings and on weekends. The person in this position also serves as the Library Liaison to one or more academic departments.

Requirements: 

  • A Master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution, or an equivalent Master's degree in a writing or teaching program.
  • Familiarity with course management software.
  • Excellent classroom teaching skills.
  • Familiarity with using reference collections, library catalogs and other electronic resources including full text databases and internet resources.
  • Excellent reference interview skills, presentation skills, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Canvas LMS
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Fluency with the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
  • Background in evidence-based pedagogy strongly preferred

For more information, see this link.

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Assistant Dean, Special Collections, Seton Hall, South Orange, NJ

Job no: 493126 (apply here)
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Administrator

Reporting to the Dean of the University Libraries, the Assistant Dean for Special Collections & the Gallery provides leadership and daily oversight for the two departments and oversees all activities including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible collections of manuscripts, archives, Archdiocese of Newark archive, rare books, art and artifacts, digital collections and the website and web-based tools to accomplish this work. The Assistant Dean provides expertise and creativity in the curation, development, collection analysis, and selection of collections, supports the Dean in donor relations and community engagement and works collaboratively within the library, the university, and the larger community. Closely coordinates the common collection space and processing between Special Collections and the Gallery. Leads, supports and develops staff, administrators and library faculty in their development and in the development of services, monitors and assesses progress on the division's objectives, and participates in the next level/steps of planning for the University Libraries and the division.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership, direction, support and daily oversight for the two departments and oversees all activities including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible collections of manuscripts, archives, rare books, art and artifacts, digital collections and the website and web-based tools to accomplish this work in the common collection collection and processing spaces. Oversees services and workflows to increase efficiencies in processing collections. Collaboratively works to develop and shape policies, space efficiencies and accessibility and visibility of the collections. The Gallery runs an ambitious exhibition schedule, is responsible for the organization, description and preservation of the art and artifacts collection, including a significant ethnographic collection.
  • Develops, shapes, and stewards existing collections and selectively pursues grants/gifts of money and collections that reflect and support the institutional mission; helps to shape selective purchases of materials (rare books manuscripts, ephemera).
  • Serves on committees in the University libraries and in the University as appropriate; leads and develops library faculty, administrative and staff professional skills and career paths; other duties as assigned. Keeps abreast of current developments and best practices in the field.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree - Library and Information Sciences, ALA accredited, or equivalent in in-depth training and experience or a recognized ALA MLS equivalent. Must have substantive experience in Archives and/or Special Collections; 3-5 years experience.
  • At least 2 years supervisory experience and demonstrated increasing responsibilities; at least 3 years archives/special collections experience.
  • Knowledge of the principles of archival arrangement and description, knowledge of preservation practices and library, archival (archival management and preservation) information technology applications (e.g. Preservica, BePress, Omeka); familiarity with the principles of records management.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.Demonstrated experience managing complex projects and the work of others; demonstrated skills in planning, managing, evaluating programs and services.Experience with applications of technology relevant to archives management (such as ArchivesSpace) and digital preservation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends, standards, and practices of archival services in academic libraries and demonstrated understanding of digitization practices and applications in archives.
  • Excellent and clear communication skills across all constituencies: administration, faculty, staff, and in the professional venues for the field.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environment where change and innovation are encouraged.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or second graduate degree preferred - field open.
  • Knowledge of rare books/manuscripts collecting desired.
  • Basic working knowledge of art/artifact description, handling, and/or preservation, familiarity with PastPerfect.

 

Exempt/Non-Exempt:

  • Exempt

Salary Grade:

  • Administrative - AD190

Physical Demands:

  • General office environment
  • Occasional heavy lifting and carrying

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Provide names and contact information for three references.
  • The person in this position is required to perform his or her duties at all Seton Hall University locations and facilities, as assigned.

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Informatics, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science invites applications for a faculty position in Health Informatics at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin Fall 2018. The position is for applicants with expertise in the management of health data and information, digital healthcare systems and applications, and computational techniques in bioinformatics. 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 informatics and expanding the curriculum of the nationally ranked program through collaborative initiatives. The successful candidate is expected to be engaged with doctoral students and serve on dissertation committees.

The University of North Texas Department of Information Science is one of the academic units of the College of Information, a member of the iSchool Caucus. 

Minimum qualifications include:

  1. an earned doctorate in health informatics, computer science, information science, or a closely related field (ABDs defending their dissertation before the start date of their position will be considered for Assistant Professor rank);
  2. evidence of research, scholarship, publications, and/or external funding, commensurate with rank; and
  3. evidence of teaching experience, commensurate with rank. For applicants to Associate Professor rank, evidence of national standing in scholarship is required.  

 

Preferred qualifications include: 

  1. evidence of effective teaching via distance or distributed learning methods;
  2. work experience in a health care environment/setting; and
  3. evidence of collaboration with other colleagues. For applications to Associate Professor rank, evidence of international standing in scholarship is required.  

 

This is a 9-month position with optional summer teaching. 
To apply for the position, visit: facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52959. You must submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and names and contact information for 3 references to apply. 
The review of applications begins February 1, 2018, and the position is open until the search is closed. 
Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Ana D. Cleveland, Search Committee Chair for Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Informatics, Ana.Cleveland@unt.edu or 940-565-3559.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
 
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

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Faculty Position, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma seeks an innovative scholar in digital humanities/humanities computing for an open rank, tenured/tenure track faculty position. This search is part of a cluster hire in the new Data Scholarship Program (DSP). The humanities component of the position is open, so candidates from a broad range of humanities and humanities-related disciplines are encouraged to apply. The position will begin in August 2018.

The incumbent is expected to become a leader within a vibrant community of humanists and other researchers using computational tools. A successful candidate in this position will play an integral role in the development of the DSP. This initiative connects researchers from diverse scholarly domains for collaboration via common approaches and for improvement of educational opportunities and research support. The incumbent will take a leadership role in curriculum and research development for this cross-disciplinary program and contribute to teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in the Data Scholarship Program and the home department(s). Humanities researchers at OU are allied through the Humanities Forum (http://www.ou.edu/humanitiesforum.html), which among many other activities has regularly hosted a Digital Humanities Symposium featuring local and national leaders in Digital Humanities. In addition, digital humanists are supported and connected through the award-winning staff of the Digital Scholarship Lab, who help to forge collaborations among researchers across the disciplines. Such connections include those with faculty from the College of Engineering who teach in the rapidly growing, Data Science and Analytics M.S. program (datascience.ou.edu<http://datascience.ou.edu/>).

Required Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in a humanities, information science, or related discipline.
  • An active and productive research program.
  • Experience with computational tools and methods for analyzing and visualizing data.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills essential to digital humanities computing project development and completion, including but not limited to skills related to developing and managing datasets, data modeling and structuring, data analysis and visualization, and/or mining textual, visual, or aural data.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching that engages students in digital humanities interpretation and humanities computing skill development.
  • A sustained research program and a record of top-tier, peer-reviewed or other high-impact scholarly publication.
  • 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 HumanResources website at http://hr.ou.edu/.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

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.

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

Applications should be submitted to apply.interfolio.com/46095 <http://apply.interfolio.com/46095>  on ByCommittee and should include a curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; a statement of research interests and how the candidate would contribute to research and teaching in the development of a data scholarship program. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017, 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.

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.


Dr. June Abbas will be attending the ASIS&T Annual Conference. Please contact her at jmabbas@ou.edu if you wish to arrange a time to talk with her about the position.

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Faculty Position, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

The University of South Carolina School of Library and Information Science in Columbia invites applications and nominations for a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level to begin fall 2018.

The School is particularly interested in a candidate with specializations in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Academic Libraries
  • Research Methodologies
  • Information Retrieval
  • Archives
  • Digital Repositories
  • Information Science

 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in both face-to-face as well as online environments
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
  • Participate in instruction, research, publication, grant writing, and other scholarly activities
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, profession, and community

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in library and information studies or related field
  • Capacity to teach in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs
  • Successful record of research, teaching and service reflective of a tenured professor
  • Capacity to advise at the graduate level
  • Knowledge in creating educational materials for face-to-face and online instruction
  • Understand and appreciate information science's connection to field of librarianship

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in an online or distance education environment
  • Active involvement in one or more professional organizations appropriate to area of expertise
  • Experience in procuring grants or external funding
  • Experience working with doctoral programs

 

Applications and nominations are invited for this position. Salary is fully competitive. The Committee will begin full review of applications and nominations on December 4, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Find the full job description at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19570. All application materials MUST be submitted at the link above. 

School Information is available at http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/cic/library_and_information_science

For further information, questions, or to submit nominations, send an email to Dr. Dick  Kawooya, Committee Chair, at kawooya@sc.edu or call at 803-777-4949 or Mike Corbo, Office and Communication Coordinator, at mcorbo@email.sc.edu803-777-3858

The University of South Carolina is committed to diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

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Head, Shared Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Head, Shared Collections

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries seek an experienced collaborator, knowledgeable about print management and retention procedures, to serve in a new position as the Head, Shared Collections. This is ayear-round (12-month) tenure track faculty position, in the Shared Collections department, which includes the Auxiliary Libraries Facility (ALF), the Interim Library Facility (ILF), Serials Cataloging, and the Government Documents Cataloging Unit. 

The Head, Shared Collections provides leadership for the University of Florida's statewide, regional, and national shared print collections, which includes the Florida Academic Repository (FLARE), a statewide shared storage initiative; manages other programs such as the Journal Retention and Needs Listing (JRNL); and participates in regional and national conversations such as the those of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Scholars Trust and the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, both of which represent exciting opportunities to help shape these conversations. The Head, Shared Collections analyzes data related to print retention decisions; provides leadership to guide groups in complex technical and cross-institutional issues; and helps build consensus among multiple constituencies. In addition to managing the FLARE collection, this position is responsible for providing leadership for storage materials that are not part of the shared collection (UF Only), for Serials Cataloging,   and for Government Documents Cataloging. The Shared Collections Department consists of 19 FTE, including 4 direct reports. ALF is one of two storage facilities which the Smathers Libraries operate and is the site for a proposed high-density facility. Both the Government Documents Cataloging Unit and the ALF Storage staff reside in that building. The "UF Only" storage collections are also located in this building. Staff in ALF process monographs into FLARE, process inter-library loan (ILL) requests, and deliver local materials to and from the UF campus. The Government Documents Cataloging unit is responsible for cataloging and receiving federal government documents, as well as assisting in correcting catalog records for the FLARE collection. Additionally, patron requests for federal government documents are handled in this unit. The Serials Cataloging unit consists of two FTE who are responsible for correcting serials cataloging records for both the Smathers Libraries and for FLARE. The Head, Shared Collections, will contribute to local policy and procedure decisions, develop and assess workflows, and seek creative approaches for managing shared storage and the Government Documents Cataloging unit.

The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head, Shared Collections, will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the position will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. The Head, Shared Collections, will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until December 11, 2017, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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

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

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Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Commensurate with experience.

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


Position Focus: Under the direction of the Director of E-Resources & Serials Management (ERSM), the Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian focuses on establishing and maintaining online access to content licensed by Yale University Library (YUL). This position supervises a team of staff responsible for key discovery and cataloging workflows. Within a changing and flexible environment, s/he works closely with colleagues and vendors to ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms including the library's catalog and article discovery services. Manages YUL's troubleshooting service, focused on complex access problems. Works closely with other units within ERSM and partner departments to support and improve access to licensed electronic collections.

Manages access to licensed and open access electronic resources through key systems such as the knowledge base, link resolver, discovery service, and integrated library system; Recommends and implements improvements to existing tools and workflows. Supports access to e-resources via IP authentication, remote access through VPN, and other network and identity management controls. Provides e-resource expertise both internally to library staff and externally to vendors and the larger Yale community. Oversees departmental troubleshooting support, resolving access-related problems, responding to reported issues, and working with internal and external partners to fix issues in a timely manner. Stays abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources. Plays an active role in e-resource related projects and initiatives as assigned.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited library school and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience is required for this position.
  • The ability to apply the principles that guide the organization of bibliographic information to the organization of electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated ability working in an integrated library system or knowledge base. Conceptual and practical knowledge of the technologies used to manage and access e-resources over time.
  • Familiarity with library acquisitions and licensing and how these impact access to electronic resources. An understanding of the best practices for managing the records that track electronic purchases, subscriptions, and licenses.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment. 

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Demonstrated ability managing e-resources within an ILS, knowledge base, link resolver, and article discovery service. Familiarity with batch load procedures. Knowledge of e-resource licensing. Understanding of e-resource access issues. Demonstrated record designing projects and completing them in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise, train and motivate staff.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Technical Services
Within the University Library, Technical Services departments pursue a course of continual change and innovation in building integrated, university-wide information access systems. These systems are designed to provide readers timely access to new materials in all formats as well as a high-quality bibliographic record of Yale's extraordinary library collections, which have developed over the last three centuries. 

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2ynFEKt.

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

http://bit.ly/2ynFEKt

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Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: Under the direction of the Director of E-Resources & Serials Management (ERSM), the Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian focuses on establishing and maintaining strong intellectual control over content throughout the acquisitions life cycle of electronic resources licensed by Yale University Library (YUL). This position supervises a team of staff responsible for key acquisitions and licensing management workflows. Within a changing and flexible environment, s/he works closely with colleagues and vendors to manage the acquisition and licensing of new electronic resources as well as the renewal of existing subscriptions. Works collaboratively with other librarians and staff to ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms including the library's catalog and discovery services. Works closely with other units within ERSM and partner departments to ensure the efficient acquisition and licensing of electronic resources.

Oversees ordering of electronic content in Yale integrated library system (Voyager) and the license tracking system. Manages key e-resource life cycle processes such as the management of trial access, tracking licensing data, and the collection of usage statistics for electronic resources purchased or subscribed to by YUL; Recommends and implements improvements to existing tools and workflows. Provides e-resource expertise both internally to library staff and externally to vendors and the larger Yale community. Contributes advanced knowledge to departmental troubleshooting support, resolving access-related problems, responding to reported issues, and working with internal and external partners to fix issues in a timely manner. Takes an active role in Yale University Library's license review process. Stays abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources. Plays an active role in e-resource related projects and initiatives as assigned.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited library school and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience is required for this position.
  • Ability to apply the principles that guide the organization of bibliographic information to the organization of electronic resources. Demonstrated experience with library acquisitions.
  • An understanding of the best practices for managing the records that track electronic purchases, subscriptions, and licenses.
  • Demonstrated ability working in an integrated library system. Conceptual and practical knowledge of the technologies used to manage and access e-resources.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment. 


Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Demonstrated ability managing acquisitions processes within an ILS. Knowledge of e-resource licensing and the legal framework in which it takes place. Understanding of access issues as they pertain to the discovery and use of e-resources. Demonstrated record of designing projects and completing them in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise, train and motivate staff.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

Technical Services
Within the University Library, Technical Services departments pursue a course of continual change and innovation in building integrated, university-wide information access systems. These systems are designed to provide readers timely access to new materials in all formats as well as a high-quality bibliographic record of Yale's extraordinary library collections, which have developed over the last three centuries. 

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2iiESYw. 

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

Online Application Adress: http://bit.ly/2iiESYw

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Head of User Services, University Library, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

California State University, Sacramento

Head of User Services 

The University Library at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for the position of Head of User Services. This position provides leadership for user-centered services to support the academic, professional, and personal success of a diverse student population. Responsibilities include the management of circulation services, collections and building support, course reserves, resource sharing and in close collaboration with the Library Media Center.

Complete information on the position and instructions on how to apply can be found here http://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/2515

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Assistant Professor, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Responsibilities include teaching in a defined area of library administration/management in service to a specific population such as school libraries, youth services, or archives.

Must also be able to teach one or more of the core courses (foundations, organization of information, reference and user services, information technology and/or research methods).

Must be able to teach effectively in an online environment and be willing to actively participate in assessment activities.

All faculty positions are governed by the tenets of a collective bargaining agreement. Faculty are hired, evaluated, retained, promoted, and tenured on the basis of conditions covered in the union contract. Primary duties include teaching and related activities (such as program coordination) assigned during a 9- or 12-month year. It is expected that each faculty member engages in all three activities of teaching, research/creative activities and service.

QUALIFICATIONS

Earned terminal degree from an accredited university in Library Science/Information Science or related discipline at time of appointment;

Meets or capable of meeting tenure and/or rank requirements from a discipline within the unit as defined by the collective bargaining unit;

Record of scholarly research, creative activity in the discipline.

Experience in supervising internship and fieldwork programs, and the ability to work closely with Chicago-area practitioners to secure internship, clinical and fieldwork positions. Demonstrated ability in design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including distance learning modes will be valued.

Chicago State University is a fully accredited (HLC) urban-mission, minority serving institution of approximately 5,000 students. It offers 37 undergraduate programs, 24 graduate and professional degree programs and two professional doctorates. The Information Studies Department is in the College of Education. The College of Education is accredited by NCATE. The Library and Information Science program is in Candidacy for initial accreditation with the American Library Association and its faculty is expected to contribute to this effort.

HOW TO APPLY

If interested, post a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references at https://chicagostate.peopleadmin.com. Review begins immediately and search remains open until the position is filled. For information, contact Dr. Gabriel Gomez at ggomez@csu.edu, or call 773-995-2598. Chicago State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Assistant Professor/Arts & Letters Librarian, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor/Arts and Letters Librarian in the University Libraries to begin in Spring 2018. The Arts and Letters Librarian is a member of a team responsible for providing general and specialized research, instruction, outreach, and collection development services and reports to the Head of Public Services. The position has primary emphasis on arts and letters disciplines. Applications must be complete by November 20, 2017, to ensure full consideration. 

 

A job description of this tenure-track, Assistant Professor position and a link to the application form can be found here: http://jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57423

 

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

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Research Data Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries, NY

The Research Data Coordinator is responsible, in partnership with colleagues across the University, to develop and implement robust services supporting faculty, students, and staff through the research data lifecycle. The Coordinator leads the Libraries' efforts in data management planning, discovery and access of research data, data sharing and publication, and data visualization. As part of the Science, Engineering and Social Sciences Libraries team, the Coordinator is responsible for research consultations, instructional services, and providing front-line research support in-person and virtually. The Coordinator will support digital scholarship initiatives and engage technologies emerging as critical to research and teaching to meet the evolving needs of faculty, students, and staff. The Coordinator will also participate in initiatives across the Libraries including fostering new forms of scholarly
communication.



Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides consultations and training and conducts outreach relating to research data; works with faculty, graduate and post-doctoral students, academic and administrative units, and research centers to enable them to better manage, describe, archive, preserve, and make available university research data, including writing and successfully implementing data management plans and assuring reproducibility throughout the data and analysis process.
  • Works closely with staff within SESSL as well as with the Digital Scholarship staff and other library divisions and personnel, and with appropriate campus partners to plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable services for data-intensive research across the university.
  • Participates in appropriate campus initiatives, committees, and task forces related to data management, access, and storage, reproducibility and in developing policies for data management as part of the campus research community; monitors developments in data standards and best practices and participates in discussions regarding cooperative data curation and data life cycle management activities and services on the local, regional, national, and international level.
  • Develop and collaborate with colleagues in workshops and training related to data management.
  • Participate in local and national organizations, and library system-wide committees



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a related discipline or an accredited MLS or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of best data management practices and demonstrated experience creating and evaluating data management plans
  • Knowledge of statistical software such as Stata, SPSS, R, SAS, or experience with Python or Matlab


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Public service experience in a research institution
  • Experience in providing data analysis and data research support
  • Aptitude for teaching and developing instructional content and documentation in an academic environment
  • Aptitude for teaching and developing instructional content and documentation in an academic environment
  • Experience working with data visualization tools, software, packages and libraries such as Tableau, D3 and/or Shiny
  • Experience related to data packaging, data re-use, and data encoding



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.



*For immediate consideration please apply online*:
*https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65363 *

The search will remain open until the position is filled but review of applications will begin immediately.

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