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Multiple Positions, Mississippi State University Libraries, Starkville, MS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Other Requirements:

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


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

Application deadline: Jul 31, 2018

How to apply:

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

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

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Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian to join an innovative, dynamic, and collaborative Teaching and Learning Department that emphasizes undergraduate student success and supports evidence-based instructor development. The person appointed to this tenure-track faculty position will serve as the lead for instructor development programming related to teaching and learning for instructors within University Libraries and across the University in partnership with President Drake's new initiative, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning and other teaching and learning partners. The successful candidate, in collaboration with departmental colleagues, will design, deliver, and evaluate credit-bearing courses offered through the Libraries, paying particular attention to outcomes from the General Education Review process now unfolding at the University and will help to promote the integration and assessment of information literacy across the University. The candidate will work collaboratively with key stakeholders in units across the University, including the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Office of Distance Education and eLearning, the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing, the University Institute for Teaching and Learning, and others. This position is situated within the Libraries' Research and Education division and reports to the Head of Teaching and Learning.

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Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver faculty programming in partnership with the University Institute for Teaching and Learning and other teaching and learning partners.
  • Work closely with the Head of Teaching and Learning and others to develop and implement a programmatic approach to information literacy instruction including reviewing the credit-bearing courses offered by the University Libraries.
    • Serve as the primary lead in designing, delivering, and evaluating the University Libraries' credit-bearing courses.
    • Consult with colleagues across the Libraries, including subject librarians, area studies librarians, and special collections curators, in designing and delivering high-quality face-to-face and online instruction.
    • Assist with the delivery of the Libraries' general instruction initiatives targeting undergraduate students, such as the First Year Success Series workshops.
  • Maintain expertise and remain current on topics including information literacy, instructional design, learning theories, information literacy, and learning technologies.
  • Participate in projects of the Teaching and Learning department.
  • Serve on library-wide committees and teams and participate in the faculty life of the Libraries and the campus.

Discover Ohio State:

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

The Ohio State University Libraries is here to support students, scholars, Buckeyes and beyond advancing research, teaching, and learning. We offer educational resources, services, and expertise that opens minds and forwards equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge. Learn about our strategic directions.

Libraries' greatest resource is our faculty and staff. Their expertise produces value beyond the collections and their commitment to continual improvement and innovation is one of the most significant ways University Libraries meets the diverse and evolving information needs of university students, faculty, staff, alongside scholars throughout Ohio and the world.

We provide convenient, ubiquitous resources and services - accessible from your home or office, inside one of our welcoming facilities or wherever your scholarly pursuits lead you. University Libraries gives you access to deep research collections, an extensive offering of online resources, and distinctive special collections of exceptional quality. Our facilities offer work spaces designed to facilitate diverse learning styles and research methods.

As a global leader, The Ohio State University and the Libraries are actively engaged in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives to help shape the future of academic research libraries. These activities and the innovations that result enhance our ability to acquire, manage, and preserve emerging information resources, support knowledge creation, and enable its effective transmission to future learners. Additional information about The Ohio State University Libraries is available at http://library.osu.edu.

Appointment:

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

Benefits:

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

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

Join Us!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by April 22, 2018. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary requirements to Randall McKenzie at mckenzie.87@osu.edu. Please include Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian in the subject field.

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

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited master's degree or a comparable graduate degree from a non-U.S. university, reviewed on a case by case basis; or a relevant terminal degree completed by the time of appointment.
  • Experience in developing, delivering, and assessing information literacy instruction, in both face-to-face and online environments.
  • Evidence of effective outreach and delivery of programming to key stakeholder groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative and complex environment and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service which are required criteria to meet University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. https://library.osu.edu/document-registry/docs/356/stream.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A degree, certificate, or coursework in instructional design, instructional technologies, educational psychology, or related field.
  • Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.

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Dean, University Libraries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

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East Tennessee State University (ETSU) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Dean of University Libraries. East Tennessee State University, located in northeast Tennessee, is a state-supported institution serving over 15,000 students. It offers over 230 programs of study in eleven colleges and schools. A description of ETSU, its programs and the region which it serves can be found at www.etsu.edu. The Dean of University Libraries is responsible to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for providing strong leadership in administration of the Charles C. Sherrod Library. The Dean is responsible for all areas of library management and organization, strategic planning and priority setting, fiscal management, policy and program development, facilities maintenance and planning.

Over the past few years, the Charles C. Sherrod Library has been transformed from simply a 20th century warehouse for books into a 21st-century space tailored for students, faculty, departments, programs and colleges have made the library the center for adademic research and support on campus. Advancement and outreach activities, as well as initiatives such as Digital Commons, support and market the library and the iniversityh to the broader community. Library staff and faculty positions have changed to meet the needs of the university and the community to help us fulfill the vision of the library as an integral partner within the university and the address the needs of the library and the university in the 21st century.

LEADERSHIP

  1. Articulates the role of the library in meeting changing needs of all university constituencies
  2. Establishes marketing and communication channels to promote the library and across the university
  3. Fosters a culture for exploring challenges and opportunities presented by the changing digital landscape
  4. Provides leadership in development of short- and long-range goals, strategic priorities and plans for the libraries
  5. Supports and facilitates a culture of collegial governance within the library
  6. Cultivates partnerships with other ETSU units such as Information Technology, Student Affairs, Academic Outreach, Center for Academic Achievement and the Center for Teaching Excellence
  7. Uses advisory groups of students and faculty to inform library planning and decision-making

ADMINISTRATION

  1. Advocates for the library in institutional processes for planning, budget development, policy development, and decision making
  2. Oversees and allocates resources to achieve library goals, including space
  3. Oversees library assessment and demonstrates use of assessment in strategic planning and budgeting
  4. Oversees personnel evaluation for library faculty and staff
  5. Supports library employee professional development and faculty activities for tenure and promotion

COMMUNITY AND CONSORTIAL PARTNERSHIPS

  1. Secures support for library initiatives through philanthropic cultivation, grants, and other means
  2. Develops positive alumni and community relationships through events utilizing targeted marketing strategies to the broader community
  3. Promotes collaborative and consortial relationships with other libraries on state, regional and national levels

Requirements:

  1. Knowledge of organization and management of personnel
  2. Knowledge of higher education issues and their impact on long-range planning of library collections, services, and spaces
  3. Demonstrated experience managing academic library services as well as diversified physical and digital academic library collections to on- and off-campus patrons
  4. Knowledge of current, emerging and developing information/library technologies, including mobile technologies
  5. Knowledge of academic library and institutional accreditation standards
  6. Ability to communicate and to employ participatory leadership and team building
  7. Knowledge of budget development/management and program development
  8. Knowledge of fund-raising techniques

Minimum qualifications include M.L.S. or the equivalent graduate degree from an ALA-accredited institution; a record meriting tenure and appointment at a senior rank (associate or full professor); minimum ten years of experience in progressively responsible positions in academic librarianship; documented administrative experience in a higher education setting; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Earned doctorate

Minimum 5 years in higher education administration

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is July 1, 2018. Applications including a letter of interest that addresses accomplishments and experience relevant to the position, a detailed CV, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of a minimum of three references should be submitted through the university's electronic application system: https://www.etsu.edu/jobs/

Preliminary interviews at ALA in June 2018.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Judith Slagle, Search Committee Chair and Dean of the Honors College, slagle@etsu.edu

East Tennessee State University is an AA/EEO Employer. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Metadata Librarian, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Boulder, CO

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Metadata Librarian, a tenure-stream position in the University Libraries' Metadata Services Department (MSD). The Metadata Librarian serves on the MSD Management Group and coordinates the operations of the Digital Projects Team that contributes both MARC and non-MARC metadata in support of Libraries' collections. The Metadata Librarian revises descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata, and provides expertise in the development, implementation, and assessment of metadata policies, procedures, and infrastructure to the Libraries while monitoring external developments and changing needs in these areas. The Metadata Librarian develops and implements efficient metadata workflows, engages with stakeholders to identify metadata needs, and develops and provides training. The Metadata Librarian supervises 3 FTE staff, oversees training and performance evaluations, fosters an environment that supports staff professional development, and advocates for resources as needed to position the team for success. The Metadata Librarian may participate in the development of FOLIO, an open-source library services platform; the PCC ISNI pilot project; or other collaborative projects. A significant part of the responsibilities of this position includes research and creative work and service in keeping with the tenure and promotion standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month), tenure-stream faculty member. Appointment rank will depend on professional experience. The minimum starting salary is $51,000. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for sabbatical leave.

Application: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by May 9, 2018, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 13222) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator. The full position description can be viewed at http://www.colorado.edu/libraries/jobs-opportunities.

Direct Link to Apply: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=13222&lang=en

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Librarian, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St Mary's City, MD

Visiting Teaching and Learning Librarian (One-Year) 

The Library, Archives, and Media Center at St. Mary's College of Maryland, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian position. The Library seeks an enthusiastic and creative librarian to teach course-integrated information literacy classes in the academic disciplines, as well as in the campus first-year seminars. The librarian will also provide research support to students and faculty, assist in the development of library collections, and serve as a backup at our public circulation desk. This is a great opportunity for a new or early career librarian interested in gaining experience as a liaison librarian in a small, supportive, undergraduate-focused liberal arts environment. This one-year appointment will prepare the librarian for continued successful employment in academic libraries. This 12-month, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position will begin August 1, 2018.

As an academic department liaison, the Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian will work collaboratively with librarians and faculty to develop and teach information literacy classes, assess student learning, develop collections, and provide research assistance in Economics and other subject areas. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to explore additional professional interests in this position in the areas of user experience research, web design, outreach and engagement, or any other library-related topics of their choosing.

Required qualifications: Candidates must have completed an ALA-accredited master's degree (or expect to complete their degree before the starting date of employment). Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Preferred qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest in information literacy education and teaching, either through professional experience, internships, or coursework; possess the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; and be dedicated to positively engaging with undergraduate students. Additionally, the ability to perform basic troubleshooting on printers, photocopiers, scanners, digital and analog microfilm readers, and Windows/Mac PC's is preferred, as well as the ability to communicate as needed with IT to resolve issues. Ability to use an ILS (preferably Aleph) to perform circulation processes, including billing, lending materials, and collecting statistics is preferred, but not required.  Familiarity with Springshare products would also be an asset.


About the College
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges.  The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

St. Mary's College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including email address), statement of how the applicant's teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and contact information for three references.

Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/50041

Questions may be directed to Conrad Helms, Patron Services Librarian, at 240-895-3214.

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

St. Mary's College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

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Multiple Positions, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

The Shapiro Library at Southern New Hampshire University is hiring for two faculty librarian positions; a STEM Librarian and an eLearning Librarian position.

These are full-time on-campus positions working at an ever-changing and growing institution. 

STEM Librarian (https://snhu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External_Career_Site/job/Manchester-NH---North-River-Road/STEM-Librarian_R0002658)

eLearning Librarian  (https://snhu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External_Career_Site/job/Manchester-NH---North-River-Road/eLearning-Librarian_R0002628)

 

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Chief Conservator, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library seeks a dynamic and skilled professional to serve in the role of Chief Conservator. As part of the senior management team, the Chief Conservator will supervise the activities of the Conservation and Preservation Services unit. In addition to administrative and strategic leadership, the ideal candidate will provide conservation and preservation for both circulating and special collections. Activities include book and manuscript treatment, exhibition and loan support, disaster relief, environmental monitoring and facilities planning support. The Chief Conservator will oversee the conservation of a wide range of paper-based materials, with a focus on the Library's rare printed items, manuscripts and cartographic materials.  

 

Collaborating 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.

 

The Chief Conservator supervises the Conservation & Preservation Services unit including the Bindery and the Library Annex (offsite storage). Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Access Services & Collection Management, the Chief Conservator will collaborate closely with Curators and the Director of Special Collections.

 

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

 

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown University is an Ivy League research university that maintains a strong commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction and a robust research environment. Serving a student body of 6,200 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical students, and approximately 750 faculty members, the Brown University Library employs approximately 63 professional, managerial, and technical staff, along with 60 support staff. The Library is an active member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries, NERL (the Northeast Research Libraries consortium), and participates in several shared resource agreements, including Borrow Direct.

 

To Apply: Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ141229Complete 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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Director, Library Services, Quincy College, Quincy, MA

Quincy College - Director of Library Services


About Quincy College:
Founded in 1958, Quincy College is a two-year, municipally affiliated college serving approximately 4,000 students at campuses located in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Quincy College Mission Statement
Quincy College is an open-access institution that encourages academic achievement and excellence, diversity, economic opportunity, community involvement, and lifelong learning. The College facilitates valuable learning relationships that inspire students to realize their educational and professional futures.

We are committed to the following values: student learning and achievement; excellence in teaching; mutual respect, responsibility, and collaboration; individual and institutional integrity; and diversity of people and perspectives.
The College recognizes that our success is measured by the long-term satisfaction and achievement of our students, and the positive partnerships we develop. Our most valuable resources to achieving our mission are our faculty, administration and support staff. Each individual employee's performance contributes to our ability to successfully achieve and excel in all aspects of our mission and values.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director provides vision and strategic direction for library services in alignment with the college's mission, vision and core values. The Director leads a team of dedicated professional and support staff, enhances and communicates the value and role of the libraries at the Quincy and Plymouth campuses, coordinates all library services, and maintains effective and efficient operations. The Director supervises and evaluates personnel, collaborates with faculty, and works closely with the President, Deans, and faculty to improve outcomes in student learning and to provide resources for teaching. The Director facilitates the continuing integration of technology in library and related functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct all library operations at multi-campus sites, including library information resources in a variety of formats, circulation, interlibrary loan, library instruction, technical services, library automation, and reference services.
  • Prepare, administer, and monitor budgets for the libraries.
  • Ensure the development and assessment of the libraries' information literacy programs that meet or exceed national guidelines.
  • Provide leadership in balancing traditional library collections, methodologies, and services with those of the current digital environment and evolving technologies.
  • Foster greater integration of library services within academic divisions with librarian liaisons.
  • Promote student, faculty, staff, and community use of library resources and services through advocacy and public relations initiatives.
  • Supervise library staff and promote library staff growth and development.
  • Coordinate the "Meet the Author" program.
  • Serve on College committees and task forces to support College programs, services, and activities.
  • Represent and promote the College libraries as a member of professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels and as a member of the Old Colony Library Network (OCLN).
  • Conduct needs assessments as part of the strategic planning process for library acquisitions and services.
  • Facilitate and support the College's mission including its focus on teaching and learning.
  • Participate in the delivery of general reference and research consultation services, which may involve occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Participate in mandatory training/coursework, including but not limited to:
  • Title IX and Sexual Misconduct
  • Sexual Harassment and Non-Discrimination
  • Security Policy and Notification of Security Reporting
  • FERPA
  • Municipal Ethics Law
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for supervision of assigned staff, including student staff.

Travel: Local travel between campuses in Quincy and Plymouth required.

Requirements:

Educational Experience: MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required.

Experience Requirements: Five (5) or more years in progressively responsible administrative positions within a library, preferably within higher education. Demonstrated competence in strategic and budget planning. Experience in management of library faculty, staff and facilities. Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills. An understanding and appreciation of traditional as well as evolving and emerging instructional and service technologies associated with 21st Century libraries. Capability for collaborative long-range planning and implementation. Specific knowledge of library online services and systems, cataloging, collection development, reference, information technology, and library architecture and design. Evidence of intellectual curiosity and demonstrated willingness to keep abreast of new developments. Flexibility to respond to ever-changing College environment. Demonstrated sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues and the interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, staff, administration, and the public. Knowledge of interactive classroom technologies and course management software, especially Canvas, preferred. Proficient with all Microsoft Office applications.

Additional Information:

EEO Statement:
Quincy College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Quincy College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

Application Instructions:
Please apply at our Employment Opportunities page, www.quincycollege.edu

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Associate University Librarian, Collections Strategy and Services, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

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

 

  • Associate University Librarian for Collections Strategy and Services will lead the development and management of library collections and to install a comprehensive content strategy. The Library is looking for a leader who will want to make Carolina a model for the nation in how it defines, expands, and sustains research collections in the digital age, and who will transform how Carolina builds collections that provide the highest level of services throughout the research lifecycle.

 

The University Libraries, one of the largest research libraries in the south, is an essential part of the University's educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold approximately 9.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audio visual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and theCenter for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke UniversityNorth Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, healing, and service missions of the universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, social work, information science, and law.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please visit the position posting at: http://library.unc.edu/hr/employment.

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Reference Assistant, Thomas P. O'Neill Library, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Reference Assistant

The Thomas P. O'Neill Library at Boston College is seeking two Reference Assistants. This is an excellent opportunity for currently enrolled library and information science graduate students to apply library knowledge and reference service skills at a reference desk with a reputation for high standards.

Responsibilities

Provides excellent service to library patrons, both in person and by telephone. Answers library information and research questions at the O'Neill Library Reference Desk. Types of services provided include database and research tool selection, ready reference, basic technology support, directional assistance, and referral. Works on special projects as needed.

Qualifications

Required:  

  • An understanding of information organization, research practices, library research databases, and library support services.
  • Excellent reference service skills.
  • Current enrollment in a MLIS/MLS program.

Preferred:

  • Completion of reference coursework.
  • Availability for weekday daytime hours during Summer 2018

Details about the opening

Academic year 2018-2019:
  • Up to 4 shifts Monday through Thursday,  4pm to 8pm, starting in August 2018, and continuing through the end of the spring academic semester in May, 2019.  
Summer 2018:
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are available up to 8 hours/week June through August 2018, during daytime hours: M-Th 9am-5pm, F 9am-3pm, both for training and for general staffing assistance.
Compensation: $16.00/hour.

To Apply

Email the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references
to Reference Services, ref-team-ggroup@bc.edu , with the subject line: REFERENCE ASSISTANT by May 18, 2018.

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Librarian, Instruction and Outreach, Diablo Valley College Library, Pleasant Hill, CA

Librarian, Instruction and Outreach

 

Diablo Valley College Library seeks a creative and service-oriented librarian for a full-time, tenure-track librarian position. The successful candidate will work with students, faculty, and staff to support initiatives promoting effective learning and information discovery both in-person and online. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide shared leadership in the development, delivery, and assessment of library instruction.

 

This position works an academic year calendar (approximately 8 months) with opportunities for additional work and pay during the summer months.

 

For information regarding the Diablo Valley College Library, please visit http://www.dvc.edu/library/

 

For a complete position description, qualifications, and to apply online, go to https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/5107.

 

Candidates may use Skype/Zoom for the first round of interviews. If invited for a teaching demo, that must be done in-person at the College. All required travel is at the candidate's expense.

 

Closing date: 5/14/18.

 

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Assistant/Associate Librarian, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

12-Month, Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Librarian (INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN LIBRARIAN)

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) Libraries seeks applications for an Instructional Design Librarian to provide leadership and ongoing support for online, hybrid, and in-person library instruction by developing strategic and re-imagined approaches to teaching information literacy and supporting faculty colleagues in research assignment development. The Instructional Design Librarian is a key member of the Libraries team and will collaborate with colleagues across departments and the campus. This position will give the selected candidate the opportunity to:

CREATE--The Instructional Design Librarian will be responsible for partnering in the creation of learning objects and instructional integrations. The position will also assist in the creation of guidelines for best practice and consistency in learning object creation. There will also be opportunities to collaborate and consult for a variety of learning methods and modes.

LEAD--The Instructional Design Librarian will track developments in pedagogical practices, information literacy, and education technology. Additionally, they will lead the ongoing development of education and learning assessment best practices. The incumbent will also provide leadership as the Libraries continue to support the campus-wide rising demand for online and hybrid instruction. As a faculty position there will be opportunities to participate on Library and University committees.

COLLABORATE--The Instructional Design Librarian will work closely with teams both internal and external to the library and will provide opportunities to work with faculty, staff, and students across the GVSU Libraries and the University. Early collaboration will begin with liaison librarians, the Libraries' User Experience Team, the Knowledge Market (a peer-to-peer consultation service), and the GVSU's Instructional Design for eLearning. We invite applicants who have innovative and creative approaches to their work and who bring a user focus to all aspects of their work.

GROW-- GVSU librarians are full members of the university faculty as such they must possess the potential to fulfill the University Libraries' requirements for promotion and tenure by engaging in scholarship and professional development and contributing service to the institution, including faculty governance. In support of this requirement, GVSU and the GVSU Libraries have a culture that encourages professional growth and development. Funding for conference travel and the dissemination of scholarly output is provided by both the Libraries and the University via internal grants. For more information on how GVSU supports travel and scholarship, please see the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center grants page at https://www.gvsu.edu/ftlc/grants-47.htm and the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence dissemination travel grant page at https://www.gvsu.edu/csce/dissemination-travel-grant-13.htm.

Discover more about the benefits GVSU offers by visiting https://gvsu.edu/library/hiring, the GVSU Wellness website (https://www.gvsu.edu/bewellgv), or the GVSU HR site (https://www.gvsu.edu/hro).

Learn more about the position by reading the position description for the Instructional Design Librarian at http://jobs.gvsu.edu and search for Instructional Design

Interested in applying? Go http://jobs.gvsu.edu and search for Instructional Design. Applications accepted until May 4.

Questions? Feel free to contact Jon Jeffryes, search committee chair via email jeffryjo@gvsu.edu or telephone 616-331-3636.

Qualifications
Required:

  • Master's Degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA
  • Experience with educational technologies
  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously employing strategic prioritization of work and time management skills
  • Knowledge of pedagogical best practices, trends, and assessment with a particular focus in information literacy
  • Strong collaboration skills with experience leading a project to completion
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as a focus on user needs and experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, such as confident humility and the ability to interact with others with respect and empathy

Preferred:

  • Experience developing student-led learning activities (open pedagogy) in the creation of online or in-person instruction sessions
  • Experience with slide design or learning object creation
  • Knowledge of universal design for learning with a focus on accessibility and usability
  • Experience managing projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Understanding of copyright in application to learning object creation and instructional practices

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Director, Lasell College, Newton, MA

Title: Director of the Library
School: Lasell College

Location: Newton, MA.

Status: Full Time

Start Date: When position is filled

 

Link: http://www.lasell.edu/discover-lasell/human-resources/employment-opportunities/staff-positions/director-of-the-library.htm

 

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 seasoned staff 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 six academic libraries in the Metro west region of Massachusetts.

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.

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Acquisitions and Serials Librarian, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Job Description:

The Acquisitions and Serials Librarian will manage and coordinate the acquisition of library materials in print and electronic formats, monitor and manage the budget lines associated with acquisitions, and assist in coordinating overall library budget information. This librarian will manage the library's serials functions, act as a library liaison to faculty, and provide reference services to students and other library patrons.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Perform professional acquisitions functions: Research requests and order materials; retrieve bibliographic records and attach order records as required; encumber and expend funds for materials ordered and received.
  • Track expenditures and encumbrances in the acquisitions module and monitor outstanding orders to resolve problems. Monitor acquisitions accounts and assist with reconciling acquisitions funds with university budget lines.
  • Perform professional serials functions:  Manage the library's print and electronic serials subscription list; ensure adherence to established professional serials standards; coordinate check-in and stacks maintenance performed by support staff, process automated invoices, and act as liaison with the serial agent. 
  • Advise management on the mix of electronic and print serials titles for the library collection.
  • Provide information to the Library Director and Assistant Director to assist in managing the library's budget.
  • Provide reference desk coverage at the library on a regular basis. Participate in a limited role in the library instruction program for patrons as needed.
  • Act as a subject specialist collection development library liaison for one or more content areas.
  • Other duties may include: 
    • Assist with copy cataloging, processing, discard review and interlibrary loan as needed.
    • Assist with library projects such as data cleanup, inventories, faculty events and other programs, and marketing and outreach.

Qualifications:

Required: An MLS from an ALA accredited program or an MLS candidate with relevant library experience. A minimum of one to two years of relevant library experience. Must be self-directed, well organized, able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Excellent attention to detail, customer service and interpersonal communication skills.

 

Preferred: Academic library and reference experience. Acquisitions experience or experience with purchasing functions preferred. Accounting/budget management experience.        

 

Submit cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to: Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: ACQUISITIONS AND SERIALS LIBRARIAN or email to jobs@rivier.edu.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

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Program Manager, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Du Bois Center Program Manager

One Year Appointment

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 Du Bois Center Program Manager. The Du Bois Center Program Manager is responsible for overseeing programmatic day-to-day activities and strategic communications to further the mission of the Du Bois Center. Programmatic activities include managing and coordinating Du Bois Center events, as well as the dissemination of virtual and non-virtual stewardship communications, etc. This position will work closely with the Libraries' Development and Communication team, as well as collaborate with other key departments within the University Libraries and across campus in order to achieve these goals.

 

Example of Duties:

  1. Manages a comprehensive events program including grant-based activities such as faculty seminars, annual lecture, a research day, and stewardship events. Responsible for all event logistics including location, food, technical and guest accommodations. Collaborates with other offices across the campus to ensure complete and proper execution of details for all events.
  2. Directs Du Bois Center programming including communication, events, outreach, and day-to-day programming to further the mission of the Du Bois Center, the Libraries and UMass Amherst.
  3. Develops strategic communications to advance the awareness of the Du Bois Center among constituencies and across channels.
  4. Partners with other offices as appropriate, including Student Affairs, Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success, and across the Libraries and academic departments to increase awareness of the Du Bois Center mission and activities.
  5. Negotiates proposals with contractors and vendors in terms of scope of work and delivery.
  6. Increases affiliation and visibility of the Du Bois Center across UMass and the Five Colleges.  Follows up on requests for affiliation.
  7. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
  8. Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
  9. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  10. 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 disclosure to others.
  11. Required to work some nights and some weekends.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in any discipline.
  2. Two years of event planning, project management or related experience.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills including strong ability to communicate and work effectively with highly diverse groups, both internal and external to the University.
  4. Superior written communication skills including writing, editing and proofreading.
  5. Excellent multi-tasking, planning and organizational skills with a high degree of attention to detail.  Ability to prioritize competing objectives, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  6. High degree of initiative, administrative judgment, and responsibility for decisions.
  7. Ability to work flexible hours based on event needs.
  8. Ability to maintain a diverse schedule of local and regional activity which is not restricted by access to public or private transportation.

 

Professional Staff Salary Administration, Level 25.

Please view the hiring salary range at: http://www.umass.edu/humres/psu-salary-ranges   

On campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.

One Year Appointment. Continuation of appointment will be subject to available funding.

 

Application Instructions:

Please apply at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=95937 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by April 19, 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 their 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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Director of Administration and Lecturer (CHSI), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Reports to the Faculty Director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (CHSI), responsible for the overall management of the administrative, financial, and staff operations of the collection. In collaboration with the Faculty Director of the CHSI and the Chair of the History of Science Department, sets strategic objectives and allocates resources to support these objectives. Responsible for making sure that the collection is resourced and managed to effectively support the research and teaching mission of the FAS.

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD degree in History of Science, STS, History of Technology, or equivalent
  • Seven plus years of experience including supervisory experience, at least three years of progressively responsible collections management and administrative management experience, and project management experience in an academic or research environment.
  • Must also possess teaching experience.

Additional Qualifications

Ability to work as a member of a team in cooperation with a wide range of people, from administrative staff to students and faculty. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong leadership, interpersonal, and negotiation skills. Must be comfortable with technology and possess strong computer skills. Experience with Harvard University systems is a plus. We regret that Harvard University does not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply directly to the Harvard Career site via the link below: http://bit.ly/2pwomUK

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Assistant/Associate Librarian, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, Salt Lake City, UT

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah invites applications for two (2) full-time, tenure-track faculty librarians at the assistant or associate level. We are seeking individuals who are interested in liaison work, embedding into health sciences curricula through innovative instructional design, providing exceptional research support, and implementing technology solutions for information-related issues.

The Assistant or Associate Librarian will work closely with members of the Education and Research team and report directly to the Associate Director for Education and Research. This position is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. All librarians are expected to contribute to the profession through service, scholarship, outreach, and mentoring. The Library will be piloting a liaison service model to provide support to health sciences schools and colleges. Successful candidates will bring to the position a mindset of continuous quality improvement, collaboration and creative problem solving. This position will require being comfortable with uncertainty, an ability to respond to changes in the work environment, and being able to build relationships with educators, researchers and health practitioners.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library school or other relevant accredited graduate degree
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Flexibility and adaptability for work in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community
  • Commitment to service
  • Sense of humor

Please note that you do not need a background in the health sciences to apply

For more information, see the full job description: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/74826

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University's nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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Librarian, STEM, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

STEM Librarian 

https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/53879

To the point: Be a collaborative and engaging librarian interested in supporting the STEM disciplines through instruction, learning, and research support; build strong relationships; support and enhance core services; be willing to experiment, learn, adapt, and iterate. Help us expand the possible!

Why work at Northeastern?

Join a leading R1 institution committed to intensive research and deep, meaningful educational experiences for students at all levels. Here you'll find innovative thinking on higher education where experiential learning is central to the mission. In this landscape University Libraries are a vital partner in learning, teaching, and research, serving a vibrant urban campus and global online community. New leadership, unique space planning initiatives, new collaborations with key partners, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and supporting the research lifecycle shape the library's innovative spirit and strategic directions.

What's the job?

The STEM Librarian will support multiple departments in Northeastern's Bouvé College of Health Science, the College of Engineering, the College of Computer and Information Science, and the College of Science. The successful candidate will work with a collaborative and interdisciplinary team of librarians supporting students, researchers, and faculty by providing engaging library services in multiple formats and mediums.

The STEM Librarian provides teaching, learning, and research support through virtual and in-person instructional sessions, consultations, and workshops. She or he will also develop expertise in a specialized support area such as patents, 3D printing and manufacturing, or data management to lead our interdisciplinary efforts in the assigned area.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent degree. At least 1 year of experience working as a research librarian in an academic research environment, preferably with a STEM background or supporting STEM fields. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong skills in collaboration and teamwork within a dynamic, constantly evolving environment. Strong service orientation and understanding of user needs.

Apply: To apply, visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/53879, where details of the position's responsibilities, the University's outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available.

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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Librarian, Medical Education & Clinical Outreach, UCR, Riverside, CA

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Science Liaison Librarian, Grand Valley State University Libraries, Allendale, MI

12-Month, Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Librarian (LIAISON LIBRARIAN)

 

FULL DESCRIPTION

Grand Valley State University Libraries seeks inclusive, user-oriented, and collegial applicants for a liaison librarian position. The incumbent will partner with undergraduate and graduate programs in the departments of Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Movement Science, Physics, and Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI). These departments are housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

 

Liaison librarians at GVSU provide library instruction, collection development, and scholarly communications outreach in their assigned areas.  They offer consultations for instructional and research services tailored to the needs of diverse students and faculty in liaison departments. They will demonstrate a commitment to student success, an understanding of the liberal education mission and the ability to work collaboratively and independently within a dynamic team-based organization.

 

This is a tenure-track, 12-month appointment. This position reports to the Head of Liberal Arts Programs and is located on GVSU's Allendale campus. GVSU librarians are full members of the university faculty; as such they must possess the potential to fulfill the University Libraries' requirements for promotion and tenure, are expected to engage in scholarship and professional development, and contribute service to the institution, including faculty governance.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Required Qualifications: Master of Information and/or Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution; ability to function in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment; strong commitment to public service. 

 

Preferred

Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Movement Science, Physics; knowledge with collection development; experience developing and delivering instructional programming; experience using and teaching research databases; ability to learn and use new instructional technologies.

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

A complete position description, as well as required qualifications and application information, can be found at jobs.gvsu.edu. Please submit a current CV or resume, cover letter and list of three professional references when applying. Application deadline is on April 13, 2018. Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. GVSU librarians enjoy a comprehensive benefit package, including support for professional development.

 

Grand Valley State University Libraries is a recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries 2012 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award and a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance. Grand Valley State University is a public four-year comprehensive university located in west Michigan with campuses in Allendale, Grand Rapids and Holland, plus centers in Muskegon and Traverse City. The University attracts more than 22,000 students with high quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities. The greater Grand Rapids metropolitan area has a population of over one million, is rich in cultural amenities, and in easy driving distance of superb summer and winter recreational venues.

For more information visit our FAQ: https://gvsu.edu/library/hiring

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Library Media Specialist, Hartland Elementary School, Hartland, VT

  • Job ID: 2902836
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 9, 2018
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2018

Please apply on SchoolSpring with cover letter, resume, three current letters of reference, transcripts, and license.

There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

Contact Information:

  • Diane Tessier , Secretary to the Superintendent
  • 105 Main Street, Suite 200
  • Windsor, Vermont 05489

For more information, click here.

Job Requirements:

  • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

 

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Access Services Librarian, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL

Job Function:

  • The Carl S. Swisher Library seeks applications from innovative, enthusiastic, service-oriented candidates with strong communication and collaboration skills for the position of Access Services Librarian. This position works directly with the Circulation Services Manager in the planning and evaluation of the Swisher Library collections. This position will also serve as the STEM librarian liaison role supporting the growing undergraduate and graduate programs. 


Description of Essential Job Functions:

  • Administrates OCLC WorldShare Platform system and other related WMS applications in order to provide maximum quality service to library users. Contributes to the maintenance (selection, weeding, and assessment) of collections in physical and online formats reviewing and maintaining WorldCat Local settings. Records statistics as necessary.
  • Works closely with the Circulation Services Manager in planning larger collection projects from planning to completion. Assumes responsibility of library operations in the absence of the Circulation Services Manager position. Takes part in the recruitment, training, and supervision of library assistants and Circulation Manager; becomes familiar with the circulation functions and overall workflow in: serials, ILL, and special collections.
  • Establishes the dissertation and thesis workflow of graduate programs repository, developing policy, and improving access for this collection.
  • Works with other librarians to promote end-user self-sufficiency. Participates with other librarians in Library Liaison Program and active library instruction program; helps develop appropriate teaching materials to meet faculty-teaching objectives
  • Actively participates as a library liaison for STEM-related programs for acquisition of materials and provides specialized information services. Attends campus committee meetings, submit reports, and special projects. Communicates and solicits input from faculty.
  • Maintains library LibGuides and links to online journal and database subscription and Internet resources. Works with other librarians to develop intuitive, user-friendly library web pages and social media content.
  • Provides traditional and online reference services to students, faculty, and staff to help meet information and research needs in all available formats. Shares in providing reference services on scheduled nights and weekends with other librarians.
  • Participate in the development of library-wide policies, collection development, special projects, procedures, and goals.
  • Maintains appropriate statistics; prepares regular and ad hoc reports as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Library.

Special Skills:

  • Working knowledge of academic library services, practices, and techniques.
  • Ability to use a computer and Microsoft applications and learn new technologies; customer service oriented; thoroughness and skilled with the attention to details; good writing skills; demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical users.
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude towards co-workers, JU community, and job duties.

Work Conditions:

  • Primarily indoor office environment.
  • Standard Library coverage hours.
  • Some night or weekend hours.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment and materials weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach.
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and other office machines.
  • Must have vision to read in print and on screen.
  • Must have hearing to communicate in person and on the phone.

Prerequisites Required for Position:

  1. Minimum Education Requirement: Broad undergraduate education; master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association; advanced knowledge of computers and software.
  2. Minimum Work Experience: This is an entry-level academic library position. Applicants must have experience working with computer applications and operating systems, including installation and troubleshooting in a networked environment.
  3. Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of teaching experience.

Submit cover letter, resume, JU faculty application to libraryjob@ju.edu .

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Librarian, Research & Instruction, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN

(BUSINESS/SPEA INFORMATION COMMONS)

ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN OR ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

 

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 49,000 students and almost 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its excellent contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local artisanship in limestone.

 

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

 

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

 

The Indiana University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Information Commons, the Research and Instruction Librarian will provide wide-ranging research, teaching, and learning support.  This will include collection development, information literacy instruction, outreach, reference assistance, and scholarly communication activities for the Kelley School of Business and SPEA, as well as related units, centers, and institutes across campus.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaboratively work with faculty to create curriculum-integrated and/or course-specific instructional programs and services
  • Develop, deliver, and assess online and face-to-face subject-based and information literacy instruction
  • Actively seek partnerships with faculty, staff, and students of the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs in order to connect these stakeholders to the Libraries
  • Acquire, manage, and assess print and electronic business resources in accordance with library policies and user needs
  • Hire, train, and supervise graduate student employees that provide business reference service
  • Actively contribute to team building, goal setting, and long term planning
  • Provide timely, attentive, and personalized reference and research support in-person and virtually
  • Contribute to the ongoing and long-term assessment of the Business/SPEA Information Commons' space and services in order to make informed decisions for sustained success and future innovations

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science; candidates with an advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in an academic setting will also be considered
  • Strong public service orientation
  • Minimum one year of experience with reference and/or instruction in an academic library or higher education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective user-centered information literacy instruction
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver in-person and online reference services
  • Ability to work proactively and independently as well as collegially in a complex, rapidly changing and professionally diverse environment
  • Creative, engaging, and collaborative work style
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-librarians-pdf)
  • Understanding and valuing of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization

Preferred

  • Familiarity with business and/or finance databases and other print and electronic business resources
  • Collection development experience
  • Supervisory experience

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

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

 

TO APPLY

Applications received by Friday, April 20, 2018 will be given full consideration.   The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576. Email:  libpers@indiana.edu.

 

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

 

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Scholarly Communication Librarian, University at Albany, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as Scholarly Communication Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Scholarly Communication/Head, Dewey Graduate Library.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements a program and policies to provide data management plan consultation services and coordinate data curation
  • Provides outreach to faculty and departments in collaboration with liaison/subject librarians; develops informational and training tools that can be used by these librarians.
  • Builds and maintains informational websites/LibGuides
  • Develops and implements programs to increase awareness of scholarly communication topics and themes
  • Works in close collaboration and consultation with the Scholars Archive (institutional repository) administrator and the Copyright Librarian. Seeks to promote and expand holdings in the institutional repository
  • Manages and coordinates scholarly communication events and marketing activities
  • Participates as an active member of scholarly communication committees including the Digital Scholarship Team, and is an engaged participant in Dewey Graduate Library initiatives
  • Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Librarianship from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent, from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • One year of recent, full-time academic library experience in a role related to scholarly communication, demonstrating familiarity with scholarly communication issues such as open access, author rights, or institutional repositories
  • Experience providing reference services in person or virtually
  • Demonstrated ability to author and manage electronic research guides or other web content
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in reformatting, migrating, or transferring unstructured data
  • Experience leading and designing outreach activities


Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian; rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications

Special Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

For more information, click here.

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Media Preservation Librarian, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

The MSU Libraries currently has a posting for a Media Preservation Librarian, Librarian I, posted on MSU's Career Page.

 

Posting 493910: Reporting to the Head of Conservation and Preservation and working with staff in the Digital and Multimedia Center, G. Robert Vincent Voice Library, Special Collections and the Wallace Conservation Laboratory, as well as other library units and partners at other institutions , the Media Preservation Librarian will:

  • Plan, develop and provide leadership for a media preservation program for Library digital and analog collections, including the Vincent Voice Library, Rovi Media Collection and other special collections, by reviewing existing library practices and analyzing needs and establishing policies and best practices that promote long-term stewardship and access to audio visual and moving image materials.
  • Identify and work with vendors and complete RFPs for media conversion services; manage the inventory, shipping and quality control process.
  • Review and advise on media acquisitions and collaborate on conservation and survey efforts.
  • Identify and collaborate with technical partners within the library, campus and consortial communities.
  • Provide support for the Libraries' overall preservation program by assisting with environmental monitoring, the integrated pest management program, and the Libraries' Disaster Response Committee and other preservation activities.

 

You may view the posting and the additional details at http://careers.msu.edu  posting number 493910.

Closes 5pm on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. 

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Preservation Librarian, Texas A&M University Libraries, College Station, TX

Position Announcement

Preservation Librarian

 

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as a Preservation Librarian. This is an academic professional track appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor and carries full faculty status with responsibilities including professional service and working toward the Libraries' and the University's requirements for promotion.   

 

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Director of Preservation and Associate Dean for Information Services, the Preservation Librarian is responsible for overseeing key preservation activities for both general and special collections as well as working in a team with other faculty and staff in Preservation. 

 

Responsibilities include: Preserve items in general collections, special collections, and archives; manage environmental monitoring and integrated pest management programs; manage preservation workflows for general collections items going to storage; manage enclosures program which may include future supervision of student employees and create enclosures; aid in condition assessments of general and special collections/archives; prepare and organize workflow of items sent to outside vendors; aid in digitization workflows and project management; participate in disaster preparedness and emergency response; assist the Director of Preservation with disaster planning; develop procedures, guidelines, and best practices for preservation under the guidance of the Director of Preservation; educate library faculty and staff on preservation issues - work closely with other units in the libraries to understand preservation issues and develop workflows accordingly; participate in preservation outreach events; support and promote the Libraries and Texas A&M University shared vision and values; engage in professional Service activities at a level consistent with rank and progress toward promotion; other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master's degree (or international equivalent)
  • Coursework, training, or experience focusing on cultural heritage preservation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library, special collections, and archives preservation and conservation issues, standards, trends, and best practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of preservation reformatting
  • Coursework or general experience with care and handling of library, special collections, and/or archival materials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of condition assessments and storage needs of library, special collections, and/or archival materials
  • Demonstrated evidence of detail-oriented and organization skills
  • Experience managing projects or operational activities
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of initiative and innovation
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing customer service
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with audio/video/film preservation and reformatting
  • Knowledge of  disaster planning
  • Experience creating and implementing policies and procedures

 

ENVIRONMENT: 

The Preservation Unit:

Founded in 2013, the Preservation Unit is a strategic initiative for the University Libraries with significant funding and support through donors. The Preservation Unit provides centralized services to the Libraries' five libraries; these services include general preservation, conservation, book repair, commercial bindery preparation, digitization, digital preservation, environmental monitoring, and disaster response and planning. In 2017, the Libraries completed renovations which resulted in a new large preservation space, conservation lab, and digitization lab. Preservation also manages and maintains a separate quarantine room and walk-in freezer for special collections and archival materials.

 

The Libraries:

In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking. In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.

The Libraries currently rank 8th in materials expenditures ($23.6 million) and 4th in ongoing expenditures ($16.6 million) among all ARL libraries. Additionally, the Libraries typically rank near the top 10 for starting librarian salaries among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries. Currently the staffing includes 242 individuals which includes 75 librarians holding faculty status

 

The University:

Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university's traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution's goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.

 

The Community:

Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous "howdy" greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.

 

Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $50,500 Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

 

Applications: Applications received by April 20, 2018 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Use the following link to apply.

https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/College-Station-TAMU/Preservation-Librarian_R-003146.  

Please attach cover letter and vita to the application.

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state's diversity.

 

For more information about the library, see http://library.tamu.edu, about the university, http://www.tamu.edu, and about the communities, http://www.visitaggieland.com.

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Lecturer Positions, iSchool, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

The iSchool (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for two full-time lecturer positions, beginning July 1, 2018.

Applicants should have knowledge to teach in one or more of the following areas: digital technologies, digital preservation, information systems, digital libraries, librarianship, management of information organizations, and/or library services.

Lecturer positions are non-tenure track appointments - one position is an initial three-year term, the second position can be filled for a term of up to three years. A full-time lecturer is responsible for the equivalent of 24 teaching credits (i.e. eight 3-credit courses).

The School offers a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), a joint MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children's Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. The School also offers courses at the undergraduate level in the Bachelor of Media Studies Program. The iSchool is an internationally recognized school, located at UBC, a premiere research institution in Canada.

Visit the UBC Faculty Careers website (Job ID 29084) to apply by March 28, 2018. Enquires may be addressed to Dr. Heather O'Brien.

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Director, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Title:  Director of the Library and Head of Reference 

Department:  Library          

Reports to:  Dean of the College  

FLSA: Full-time                                                                                            

Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000

Effective Date:  May 14, 2018

Pine Manor College invites application for a full-time Director of the Annenberg Library and Head of Reference.  The Director and Head of Reference is responsible for growing the graduation rate of the College by providing innovative and collaborative leadership of the library that increases community engagement and student success.  The Director and Head of Reference supervises day-to-day operations, oversees library collections and budget, and promotes the mission and programs of the Library. This position provides leadership and serves as the Library's primary representative within the community. The Director also manages all aspects of the provision and supervision of Reference and Instructional Services, and serves an essential role as representative to the Minuteman Library Network (MLN).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Administration:

  • Establishes realistic goals and objectives for the library
  • Plans and sets major library policies, priorities and procedures
  • Analyzes library statistics in order to improve service to the community
  • Participates in faculty governance, attends faculty meetings
  • Acts as advocate for the library with administration and staff
  • Provides public relations for the Library within and beyond the Pine Manor Community

Budget and Finances:

  • Prepares annual budget recommendations
  • Maintains responsibility for Library budget expenditures and reconciliation, with Head of Access Services

Personnel:

  • Hires, trains and supervises Library professional and support staff
  • Supervises and coordinates activities and projects of staff
  • Provides staff with regular informal feedback on job performance
  • Formally evaluates staff in accordance with established College procedure
  • Actively encourages professional development for Library staff; mentors where appropriate

Collection Development:

  • Administers Collection Development Policy for the Library
  • Allocates resources to subject areas, and manages process of expenditures
  • Encourages participation of faculty and library staff members in collection development
  • Coordinates plans for collection development, to align with curriculum
  • Collects materials in assigned subject specialty areas
  • Annually reviews Library's serials subscriptions and standing orders with the Serials and Acquisitions librarians

Reference and Instructional Services: In collaboration with the Information Literacy Librarian

 

  • Supervises all services and activities for the Reference Department:
    • Teaches library instruction classes
    • Assists students throughout the research process including topic development, use of print and electronic resources, source evaluation, and the development of critical thinking skills
    • Collaborates with departments throughout campus to develop effective library reference services to best support curriculum and community
    • Develops and manages library instruction program to meet the needs of PMC faculty and students, including working directly with Faculty to develop course specific instructional programming, such as the Embedded Librarian program
    • Selects appropriate print and electronic materials, with the Information Literacy Librarian, as collection development coordinators for the Reference collection
    • Negotiates contracts for electronic resources and databases
    • Trains and mentors staff in reference and library instruction; assigns, coordinates and manages special projects
    • Collaborates with the Head of Access Services and the Information Literacy Librarian on maintenance of Library website, with special attention to Subject Resource Guides

Minuteman Library Network:

  • Annenberg Library voting representative to Membership Committee (governing board of MLN)
  • Reference Services primary contact
  • Academic Library Interest Group member    

Other duties:

  • Participates in day-to-day tasks of library as necessary, including staffing the circulation desk
  • Assists staff with routine functions as necessary
  • Participates in collection development in subject specialty areas
  • Serves on committees of the College or MLN as appointed or elected
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as required

 

Qualifications: MLS required; at least three years of experience in a leadership role in an academic library; demonstrated successful leadership, interpersonal and supervisory skills working with a diverse population; effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills; ability to prepare and manage a budget; ability to develop working partnerships with faculty and academic departments; experience instructing students and researchers in the use of information resources; experience with collection development; familiarity with III's Millenium ILS desirable; familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite required; effective written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of new directions and technologies in libraries; understanding of major issues facing higher education in general and academic libraries in particular.

 

Working Conditions: Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing. Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Weights up to 25 pounds are encountered. Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to transport oneself to off-campus work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.

Please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and the names and contact information for three references tohr@pmc.edu

Selected candidate will be subject to a personal and criminal background check prior to employment.

 

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

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Digital Scholarship & Instruction Librarian, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=95094

 

The Digital Scholarship and Instruction Librarian will facilitate and play a leading role in the library's digital scholarship initiatives.

Working with other librarians, students, faculty, and other campus and community partners, the incumbent will develop, implement, expand, and sustain services that support current and emerging research, teaching, and creative activities at Salve Regina University. The librarian will develop a vision for integrating digital scholarship into the information literacy mission of the library and participate in marketing and outreach that communicates and advances that vision for the library, university, and community. 

Additionally, the librarian will support the library and Salve Regina University community by providing information literacy instruction, supporting the current technical infrastructure, and liaising with selected academic departments.

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Engineering and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Alfred University Libraries, Alfred, NY

Engineering and Scholarly Communication Librarian

Alfred University Libraries

Alfred, New York

 

The Alfred University Libraries invite applications for a 10-month, tenure-track, Engineering and Scholarly Communication Librarian, at the rank of assistant librarian.

 

Based in the Samuel R. Scholes Library of Ceramics, the librarian will serve as liaison to the Inamori School of Engineering in the New York State College of Ceramics. In addition, the librarian will lead digitization initiatives within the Alfred University Libraries, with a special focus on developing and promoting scholarly communication opportunities for faculty, students, and staff.

 

Responsibilities:

Engineering Liaison

  • Serve as liaison to the Inamori School of Engineering.
  • Design, teach, and assess information literacy instruction sessions for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Ensure outreach and provide research assistance to faculty, students, and staff.
  • Participate in collection development activities.
  • Participate in scheduled reference coverage, including one evening per week during the semester, and occasional weekend hours.
  • Additional subject areas may be assigned.

 

Scholarly Communications and Digitization Lead

  • Lead the development of a scholarly communications program that promotes the scholarship of Alfred University's faculty, students, and staff.
  • Act as a resource for faculty, students, and staff, and develop opportunities for the Alfred University community to learn about scholarly communication topics including copyright, data management, and open access.
  • Lead a cross-libraries work group focused on digitization initiatives.
  • Supervise a support staff member who assists with digitization work. Liaise with technical services staff on metadata for digital collections.
  • Depending on interest, there is the opportunity to become involved in work related to Open Education Resources.

 

Other

  • Serve as liaison to the Alfred University Libraries systems team and provide first-line technical support in Scholes Library.
  • Serve on Library, College, and University committees.
  • Maintain active involvement in the library profession and contribute to the advancement of information science and practice through scholarly work.

 

 

 

Required Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree, prior to start date.
  • Interest in engineering topics and evidence of the ability to quickly learn and understand research and reference sources in engineering and to respond to technical reference questions.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching information literacy skills to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Knowledge of information technologies and standards prevalent in digital curation and preservation work and a dedication to using best practices.
  • Familiarity with current topics in scholarly communication, such as copyright, data management, open access, and open education resources.
  • Enthusiasm for project management and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • The ability to fill gaps in knowledge through self-directed learning.
  • Customer service mindset.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Evidence of the ability to meet the requirements of promotion and tenure.
  • Commitment to the Alfred University Libraries' values of free and open pursuit of knowledge; support for intellectual and cultural diversity; innovation, collaboration and creativity; excellent service; and effective communication.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree, coursework, or work experience in engineering.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience with institutional repositories, particularly DSpace.
  • Knowledge of data management practices.
  • Demonstrated project management experience including the ability to plan, coordinate, and implement projects in collaboration with others.
  • Supervisory experience.

 

The Alfred University Libraries include the Samuel R. Scholes Library of Ceramics, a specialized library for art and engineering which serves the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and Herrick Memorial Library, which serves the wider university.  Alfred University is a comprehensive university of 2,000 students, located in Western New York. Additional information is available at https://alfred.edu.

 

Salary is competitive with excellent benefits including tuition remission. Librarians at Alfred University have faculty status and are eligible for sabbaticals.

 

Application material must include a cover letter that addresses how the applicant's qualifications meet the position requirements, a resume or CV, and names, titles, and contact information for three professional references, at least one of which must be a former supervisor. Application materials should be sent to humanresources@alfred.edu. For additional information, please contact Ellen Bahr, Chair, Search Committee, Alfred University Libraries, at bahr@alfred.edu.

 

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

 

Review of applications will begin on March 23 and continue until the position is filled.

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Multiple Positions, Auraria Library, Denver, CO

Education and Outreach Services Department Head: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=12816

 

Pedagogy and Assessment Program Lead Librarian: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=12818

 

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Assistant Professors, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, School of Information Studies, Milwaukee, WI

Two Assistant Professors - Tenure Track Position

 

The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), a Carnegie Research 1 institution, invites applications for two Assistant Professors. The selected applicants will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in their field of interest, and teach courses in the School's undergraduate and graduate programs. Academic service is expected.

 

Assistant Professor in Information Technology candidates will be interested in either research and/or pedagogy in information technology from a variety of possible perspectives, including technical, user-centered, social approaches. Preferred emphases includes, but is not limited to: human-computer interaction (HCI) & user interface design, information security, computer networks, information visualization, information architecture, web and mobile development.

 

Assistant Professor in Library Science candidates will be interested in research and pedagogy in library science from a variety of possible perspectives, including, reference/information services, foundations of library and information science, readers' advisory, collection management, or management of information agencies. Candidates should bring a background that includes social justice, community outreach and/or public engagement. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate an ability to articulate the value of the profession / MLIS to contemporary society.

 

UWM is a doctoral/research intensive university and Wisconsin's premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive liberal arts, sciences and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to nearly 26,000 students. UWM has earned the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education, often referred to as R1 status. UWM is one of only 115 R1 institutions.

 

The School of Information Studies offers several educational programs: a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST); an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS); several coordinated graduate degree programs, including Health Informatics; transcript-designated concentrations within the MLIS Archival Studies, Public Libraries, Information Organization, and Information Technology; post-masters Certificates of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management and Digital Libraries, a PhD in Information Studies and a new Masters of Science in Information Science and Technology (MSIST) degree in partnership with the Department of Computer Science. The School has a strong research faculty, more than 900 students, and state-of-the-art information technology.

 

SOIS houses the Center for Information Policy Research, and its faculty organizes three other research groups: the Research Group for Information Retrieval, Knowledge Organization Research Group, and the Social Studies of Information Research Group. The School's research and instructional programs are designed to be a resourceful blend of the University's mission with the School's information focus, international scope, and interdisciplinary mindset.

Minimum Qualifications for the Information Technology position:

  • PhD in Information Studies or related discipline by the beginning of the contract term.
  • Evidence of ability for teaching in the School's undergraduate and/or graduate programs in Information Science and Technology.
  • Excellent research promise in relevant areas.

 

Preferred Qualifications for the Information Technology position:

  • Experience or demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including onsite and online.
  • Ability to teach an advanced elective undergraduate or graduate courses in areas of expertise, with preference for the areas previously listed.
  • Ability to teach courses as listed in the Job Summary.  (i.e., information security, HCI, information visualization, etc)

 

Minimum Qualifications for the Library Science position:

  • PhD in Library Science and Information Studies or a related discipline by the beginning of the contract term.
  • Evidence of potential for teaching in library sciences field (as stated above)
  • Excellent research promise in relevant area.

 

Preferred Qualifications for the Library Science position:

  • Experience or demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including onsite and online.
  • Evidence of a collaborative focus in research.

 

This is a continuous recruitment, however, to guarantee a review applicants are encouraged to submit their materials no later than April 9, 2018. Applications received after April 9, 2018 may not receive consideration.

 

All applicants must apply online via jobs.uwm.edu. A strong application packet will include a cover letter outlining their interest in either position, specifically, in areas of teaching and research that related to the identified discipline, a current CV, and a document listing the names and contact information for three references.

 

Link to posting:
Library Science: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/27213
Information Technology: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/27107

 

AA/EO Statement 
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. 

Reasonable Accommodations 
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability. 

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials 
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request. 

CBC Policy 
Employment will require a criminal background check. 

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act) 
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM's Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

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Librarian, Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Librarian for Environmental Studies - 47956BR

http://bit.ly/2I91xiF

 

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 three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

 

General Purpose: 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 Librarian for Environmental Studies is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees.

 

The incumbent provides research support to graduate students and faculty in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and to undergraduate students in the Environmental Studies major through research consultations, course-integrated instruction, and other modes. As the subject specialist for environmental studies, the librarian provides research support and instruction to Yale students and faculty across the campus and works closely with library colleagues to support interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research related to environmental issues. 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, social media, and workshops. Creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, archivists, GIS specialists, and Digital Scholarship specialists to support research and teaching.

 

Provides consultation and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available environmental data. Collaborates with librarians, GIS and Digital Scholarship specialists, and other campus partners to develop scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data and GIS services in support of environmental research at Yale.

 

Selects materials in all formats related to environmental studies, forestry, sustainability, and other topics relevant to teaching and research at Yale. Works closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services to review and acquire materials. Responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas.

 

Participates in outreach and research/instruction program planning and implementation 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 and Experience: 

  1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  5. 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 (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank

 

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Demonstrated skill in providing high quality, user-centered research support services, preferably in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, evaluate, and instruct researchers in the use of resources relevant to the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies.
  • Demonstrated ability to find and use numeric and/or geospatial data.

Preferred Education and Experience: Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in environmental studies or a science or social science discipline. Experience with collection development in an academic environment. Experience with data management and data archiving procedures. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.

 

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2I91xiF

Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

 

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.

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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Library Director, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Director of the J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University

Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut's public liberal arts university, seeks a dynamic leader to become the Director of the J. Eugene Smith Library. Reporting to the Provost, the Library Director provides leadership to support the educational mission of the University.

The Director of Library Services provides strategic direction for library service and is a visible and articulate advocate for initiatives that support the University's strategic plan. The Library Director collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to leverage the Library's presence and support for service to the University community.

The Director of Library Services must be a strong communicator, and a leader who will foster collaborative relationships internally, across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and with other institutions. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively within a culture of diversity and inclusion.

The Library Director must possess a deep understanding of issues relevant to academic librarianship, including library technologies, information literacy, digital libraries, outcomes assessment, strategic planning, and scholarly communication and publishing.

 

About the J. Eugene Smith Library:

Built in 1998, the 127,000 square foot Smith Library is an inviting social and intellectual center of the campus. With shelving capacity for over a half million volumes, and seating capacity for 900, the library provides a modern, spacious, and well-equipped environment for student study and research.  The library offers over 60 computers for student use, and has Wi-Fi throughout the building.  The Library also houses a café, and the Academic Services Center, as well as the Center for Instructional Technology. Twenty-six full time staff, supplemented by part-time staff, provide a welcoming and capable workforce to accomplish the library's service goals.  Librarians are tenure track members of the University faculty.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of library administration including daily operations, strategic planning, budget planning, facilities management, collections stewardship, and assessment of library services and resources. 
  • Supervise, lead, inspire, support, evaluate and further develop a skilled, collaborative, service-oriented library faculty and staff that embraces change, innovation, and risk-taking.
  • Provide strategic vision and direction, in collaboration with the library staff, for initiatives in support of the University's mission and goals, including resource sharing, preservation, coordinated collection development, scholarship, and student success.
  • Represent the library, establish and maintain collaborative relationships across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system, and with other institutions.
  • Prepare annual and other reports on library operations.

 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Minimum seven years of experience in an academic or research library, with at least two years of library management experience including personnel evaluation.
  • Record of service-oriented leadership and collaborative partnerships with various campus and professional constituencies.
  • Evidence of scholarly or professional achievement.
  • Evidence of a collaborative leadership style and the ability to develop and sustain productive and harmonious relationships with faculty, students, library staff, and colleagues.
  • A record of supporting staff professional development.

 

Desired:

  • Additional advanced degree.
  • Professional experience in a liberal arts college/university library.
  • Experience managing in a collective bargaining environment.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses qualifications for the position and a CV. In addition, applicants should supply three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted to librarysearch@easternct.edu.

Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.

 

About Eastern Connecticut State University:

Eastern Connecticut State University, the state's public liberal arts university serving approximately 5400 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital. Eastern is a member of COPLAC and has been named one of the nation's "Great Colleges to Work for" by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the last seven years. 

Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791, closes@easternct.edu.

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Associate Dean for Research, Graduate School of Education University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY

Associate Dean for Research, Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo, State University of New York

 

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University at Buffalo (UB), the State University of New York invites an accomplished scholar for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Professor to provide leadership and expert mentorship in all aspects of research. The Associate Dean for Research (ADR) will coordinate development and implementation of a vision for scholarship for the school, lead large interdisciplinary externally funded research projects and training programs, support faculty research, and facilitate training for proposal development, writing, and compliance requirements. The ADR will also assist faculty in identifying external research support opportunities, coordinating submissions, and managing research programs. The ADR will teach one course per year and maintain an active program of research. We seek a scholar who is committed to interdisciplinary research and understands different research methodologies.

 

UB is a flagship institution in the SUNY system and a member of the Association of American Universities. Nationally and internationally recognized for its empirical and theoretical scholarship, GSE faculty are committed to advancing knowledge in the areas of social and educational opportunity, information access and use, cognition, and the science of learning, literacy across the lifespan, and interventions for wellness. Learn more about the University at Buffalo. The GSE is located on the North Campus, centrally located in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region. The area provides a wide array of features including arts, culture, and environmental splendor. Learn more about the Buffalo-Niagara Region.

 

The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in one of the disciplines or related fields in the GSE. The candidate must also have a solid academic record in terms of publications, grant-funded research, and experience in student mentorship consistent with a tenured, full professor appointment. Extensive knowledge of and track record with federal and other appropriate funding sources for GSE project activities and polices relating to human subjects' protection is required. Superior verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work with individuals from many different backgrounds, and a strong commitment to diversity are also required. Relevant administrative experiences at the department or decanal level are desired. 

Submit applications, including a letter of application that address a) relevant qualifications for the position, b) research interests, c) experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled for an anticipated start date of August 2018.

 

For inquires, contact Dr. Amanda Nickerson, Search Committee Chair, at nickersa@buffalo.edu.

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Assistant Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

OPEN SCHOLARSHIP RESIDENT

VISITING ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON LIBRARIES

https://indiana.peopleadmin.com

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 49,000 students and almost 3,100 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its excellent contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local artisanship in limestone.

 

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

 

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

 

The Indiana University Libraries invites applications for its Open Scholarship Resident position, which is a part of the IU Libraries Diversity Resident Program (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/iu-libraries-diversity-resident-programpdf). We designed this three-year appointed position to provide an immersion into academic librarianship allowing the incumbent to demonstrate skills at a professional level, develop a professional network, and be prepared for future career opportunities.

 

The IU Libraries established our Diversity Resident Program as part of our membership in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance). Residents will be part of a cohort established by ACRL Diversity Alliance member universities (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance/2018roster). The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse candidates into the profession, engaging them in professional learning and service at Indiana University and, ultimately, preparing them for a career in academic librarianship. This position supports the IU Libraries commitment to build a diverse profession and foster appreciation of diversity.

 

The Open Scholarship Resident will work in the Scholarly Communication Department in collaboration with partners such as the IU Press, reporting to the Head of the Scholarly Communication Department. They will be tasked with developing a program to assess and improve research impact and affordability of open content at Indiana University with emphasis on bibliometric assessment, affordable textbooks, open educational resources, altmetrics, and qualitative assessments. The Resident will evaluate impact, inclusiveness, and access in the IU Libraries' repositories and publishing program in order to develop an impact and affordability programmatic plan with actionable items to increase representation in the repositories, expand access to affordable resources, and engage underrepresented groups in academic publishing supported by the IU Libraries. This programmatic plan will be integral in the Scholarly Communication Department's implementation of the IU Libraries Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf) and the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/iu-libraries-strategic-plan-2016-2020-pdf) and IUB Campus Strategic Plans (https://provost.indiana.edu/doc/IUB-Bicentennial-Strategic-Plan.pdf).

 

The resident will participate in the operational responsibilities of the Scholarly Communication Department with emphasis on tasks that promote accessibility. This includes XML-first publishing workflows for open access journals, content recruitment for the repository and journals programs, metadata enhancement in the institutional repository, development of digital textbooks and scholarly editions in the Pressbooks platform, development of educational resources for the IU community, agile project management, and instructional sessions and the development of online course content on impact and affordability.

 

As a member of the IU Libraries faculty, the resident will be appointed at the faculty rank of Visiting Librarian (see Bloomington Library Faculty (BLF) Handbook: https://libraries.indiana.edu/about/bloomington-library-faculty) (non-tenure track). The resident will work in a variety of strategically central areas of the IU Libraries on a rotational basis. These areas may include but are not limited to Library Technologies, Digital Collections, IU Press, Teaching & Learning, Assistive Technology & Accessibility Centers, and User Experience. As a Visiting Librarian, the resident is strongly encouraged to engage in professional research and publication.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working with librarians, faculty, students, staff, and other stakeholders to evaluate affordability at IU Bloomington and provide consultations services around improving impact of IU-authored research and open content
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the impact and reach of IU-authored scholarship
  • Identifying opportunities to create, improve, and disseminate open and affordable resources
  • Consulting with faculty, staff, and students on research impact, open educational resources, and affordable content
  • Generating research impact reports to support collection development, subject liaison outreach, open access implementation, and administration
  • Developing a plan to increase library publishing for underrepresented groups on campus

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program or an advanced degree in computer science, literature, journalism, publishing, humanities and an interest in creating a career in libraries.
  • Interest in scholarly research, publishing, open access, affordable course content, and open educational resources
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and multicultural initiatives and the ability to advance the IU Libraries' goals of diversity and inclusion as outlined in the IU Libraries Diversity Strategic Plan.
  • Ability to work in a team environment collaboratively, and build working relationships with library and campus colleagues.
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development and contribution

Preferred:

  • Experience with or knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods for data analysis and analysis of user or bibliometric data
  • Experience with or knowledge of indicators of research impact and emerging alternative measures of impact of scholarship
  • Experience with or knowledge of scholarly publishing and editorial workflows
  • Experience with or knowledge of data visualization tools
  • Experience with or knowledge of tools such as the Tableau business intelligence platform

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

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

 

TO APPLY

For full consideration, please submit application materials by March 30, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email: libpers@indiana.edu.

 

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

 

The Indiana University Libraries are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. We encourage all employees to incorporate fully their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work and towards the fulfillment of our mission. Understanding and valuing of diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

 

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

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Teaching Assistant Professors, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

The Faculty at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seek interdisciplinary colleagues who are interested in joining our sustained and creative efforts to advance the scholarship and practice of information and library science. Those with fresh and innovative ideas, a commitment to professional engagement, and an appreciation for cultural diversity are encouraged to apply for a fixed-term lecturer position.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach nine credit hours per semester to graduate and undergraduate students. Ability to teach online, as well as residential sections, is required. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Librarianship and communities, human-information interaction, digital librarianship, research methods.
  • Archives and records management, metadata strategies and systems, digital curation, research methods.


For descriptions of SILS course offerings, see http://sils.unc.edu/courses. The individual in this position will also be expected to advise students, serve on committees, and participate in faculty activities.

The initial appointment is for one year with potential renewal for three-year appointments.

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) seeks to advance the profession and practice of information science and librarianship; to prepare students for careers in the field of information and library science, and to make significant contributions to the study of information. Faculty members further these goals by teaching and advisory work; by research and scholarly publishing; and by service to the School, the university, the state, and the professional community.

The School's programs are among the top-ranked by the US News and World Report and internationally known for its outstanding research, teaching, and service. The School offers the Bachelor of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Information Science, Master of Science in Library Science, a new Master of Professional Science Master's degree in Digital Curation, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Information and Library Science. The School also offers an undergraduate minor in information science, a Post-Master's Certificate in Data Curation, and a variety of graduate certificates and dual degrees (see http://sils.unc.edu for details).

Educational Requirements:
Candidates are required to have earned a Master's degree in information/library science or related field. Additionally, having an earned PhD in information/library science or a related field is an asset.

Qualifications and Experience:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/135719

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Director, Development & External Relations, George A. Smathers Libraries, Gainesville, FL

The Director of Development and External Relations reports dually to the Dean of University Libraries and the Senior Director of Development & Alumni Affairs. Working collaboratively with development colleagues outside of the Libraries and the library deans, chairs, and librarians, the incumbent shares the responsibility for directing library efforts that encompass major gifts, donor stewardship, development of public support groups, fundraising event coordination, and relations between the Libraries, its Library Leadership, and Board Smathers Friends of the Libraries donors, the University of Florida and the UF Foundation, Inc. The Director of Development and External Relations will also attend strategic engagement events in support of Smathers Libraries fundraising goals.

 

The search will remain open until April 30, 2018.. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries staff recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.

 

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

 

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

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Directors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries seeks two dynamic, innovative, and forward-thinking senior leaders who will develop and execute strategy for one of the nation's leading university libraries. Reporting directly to Elaine Westbrooks, UNC's recently appointed Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian, these individuals will be part of a leadership team working together to transform its library system to meet the evolving needs of its constituents. A core part of these roles will be expanding and enhancing partnerships with the University community, alumni, and donors.

 

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

 

  • Director of Library Human Resources will administer a comprehensive human resources program, including recruitment, performance management, employee relations, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and staff and organizational development for approximately 310 employees and 350+ student employees in accordance with University policies and regulations.

 

The University Libraries, one of the largest research libraries in the south, is an essential part of the University's educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold approximately 9.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audio visual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke UniversityNorth Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, healing, and service missions of the universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, social work, information science, and law.

To learn more about these exciting opportunities, please visit the position postings at: http://library.unc.edu/hr/employment.

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Deputy University Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University

Deputy University Librarian

 

The Brown University Library seeks a senior leader as its Deputy University Librarian, a key new member of the leadership team, who will have oversight for four primary operational divisions within the Library - Research and Outreach Services, Access Services and Collection Management, Digital Technologies, and the Center for Digital Scholarship.   In addition to coordinating operations and services across these units, the Deputy will serve as the University Librarian's principal adviser regarding operational issues and will assume responsibility for the Library in the UL's absence.  The Deputy will work with other senior leaders to establish and develop Library-wide goals, priorities, and policies.  With the Brown University Library's commitment to revitalizing its organizational effectiveness and service priorities, assessing and redefining its role and commitments across campus, the Deputy University Librarian will be central in shaping the Library's future and will make major contributions to its overall success.

Direct reports to the Deputy will include the Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management (unit of 55 staff), the Associate University Librarian for Digital Technologies (unit of 13 staff), and the Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship (unit of 7 staff).  In addition, the Deputy will oversee Research and Outreach Services (ROS), a unit comprised of 15 subject specialists engaged in collections and campus outreach responsibilities.  The Deputy will be responsible for managing and coordinating the work of these units to provide timely access to a comprehensive set of relevant information resources and deliver innovative research and outreach services that maximize the use of current technologies. Library resources and services will engage and support the academic community at Brown and help shape the evolving research and teaching mission of the University.  In coordination with members of the Library's leadership team, the Deputy will be involved in the assessment of Library programs and collections as they relate to the evolving needs of students and faculty.

The Deputy UL will be instrumental in the Library's engagement with the teaching, learning, and research activities of the Brown community and will work with members of ROS, CDS, and other user-focused services within the Library and campus leaders to build meaningful, productive partnerships that contribute to university-wide initiatives. The Deputy UL will represent the Library in regional, national, and international research library meetings and organizations.  

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown University is an Ivy League research university that maintains a strong commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction and a robust research environment. Serving a student body of 6,200 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical students, and approximately 750 faculty members, the Brown University Library employs approximately 63 professional, managerial, and technical staff, along with 60 support staff. The Library is an active member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries, NERL (the Northeast Research Libraries consortium), and participates in several shared resource agreements, including Borrow Direct.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science or related field, with a minimum of 8 years of professional experience in an academic or research library with a successful record of exercising progressively greater leadership, management, and supervisory skills and abilities.
  • Experience in labor relations and working with bargaining unit staff is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, and staff in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with successfully developing, managing, and completing large, complex, cross-organizational projects and programs in a library setting.
  • Strong management skills, proven planning and organizational skills, and ability to deliver desired results and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with strong analytical skills, creative and innovative problem-solving skills, and a commitment to service excellence.
  • Commitment to service-oriented library organizations and solid knowledge of the research and instructional needs of faculty and students.
  • Proven experience with introducing and managing change within a complex, rapidly changing organization.
  • Extensive experience in supervising and managing librarians and library staff, including all aspects of performance management, organizing workflow to accomplish established objectives, and delegating responsibility and training, as appropriate.
  • Ability to mentor and motivate managers and supervisors and foster a cohesive learning organization.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace environment, while supporting professional development for staff at all levels.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends in higher education and academic research libraries, including understanding of technology as it impacts libraries and higher education.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, with superior organizational ability, initiative, and an entrepreneurial approach

Evidence of ongoing professional development, participation, and contributions (preferred).

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ143245

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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Lecturer Positions, iSchool at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

The iSchool (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for two full-time lecturer positions, beginning July 1, 2018.

Applicants should have knowledge to teach in one or more of the following areas: digital technologies, digital preservation, information systems, digital libraries, librarianship, management of information organizations, and/or library services.

Lecturer positions are non-tenure track appointments - one position is an initial three-year term, the second position can be filled for a term of up to three years. A full-time lecturer is responsible for the equivalent of 24 teaching credits (i.e. eight 3-credit courses).

The School offers a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS), Master of Archival Studies (MAS), a joint MAS/MLIS, a multidisciplinary Master of Arts in Children's Literature (MACL), and a doctorate in library, archival and information studies leading to the awarding of a Ph.D. The School also offers courses at the undergraduate level in the Bachelor of Media Studies Program. The iSchool is an internationally recognized school, located at UBC, a premiere research institution in Canada.

Visit the UBC Faculty Careers website (Job ID 29084) to apply by March 28, 2018. Enquires may be addressed to Dr. Heather O'Brien.

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College seeks a highly motivated and creative Research & Instruction Librarian devoted to public service in a liberal arts college environment.


We seek candidates who take an expansive approach to the work of libraries, to the possibilities afforded by information technologies for achieving the college's goals for student and faculty work, and to the integration of their work across the team, the organization, and the college.

This Librarian will act as liaison to literature, language, cultural studies and some related interdisciplinary departments, offering innovative support for the teaching, learning, and academic research in these disciplines. The Librarian will work collaboratively as a key member of the Research Services team to build a community of students who are information literate and confident lifelong learners.

The Librarian will continually assess disciplinary needs in languages and literature, seeking thoughtful ways to address them through collaborations with faculty and fellow instructors on assignment design, integrated instruction, individual consultations, and support for independent learning. As part of the deeply merged Research and Instruction Support team of librarians and instructional technologists, the Librarian supports faculty and students in all disciplines in the exploration and application of new technologies and methodologies for digital humanities and scholarly inquiry in literary and cultural studies.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and provide innovative and effective library instruction and in-depth research support for faculty and students in liaison disciplines.
  • Create programming, resources, projects, and other forms of support for digital humanities scholarship in one or more areas such as network analysis, text analysis/mining, image analysis, mapping, or other technologies or methodologies.
  • Work with collections librarians on general collection development in liaison disciplines. Advocate for collection development and systems improvements or adoption in support of the humanities, especially in the support of language learning and literary study.
  • Keep abreast of scholarly trends, resources, and new technologies in liaison disciplines with a view toward their application in research and instruction.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Academic background in a relevant humanities field such as English literature, language or cultural studies, cinema and media studies, or significant experience supporting the study of languages and literature at a postsecondary level.
  • Demonstrated experience and comfort providing effective instruction and consultations.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and evaluating new technologies and methodologies relevant to digital humanities and literary studies through analysis and visualization of texts.
  • Comfort with risk taking and change in a rapidly evolving profession.
  • Ability to collaboratively tackle problems and new projects with enthusiasm, tact, and humor.
  • Interest in offering a wide variety of campus support in addition to core/traditional responsibilities, as part of a merged Library and Technology organization.


Preferred

  • MLS and 3-­5 years relevant experience
  • Experience with at least one area of digital humanities methodologies and visualization (network analysis, text analysis/mining, mapping, digital publishing and archives, etc.). Experience with relevant tools and/or programming languages, such as Gephi, Palladio, OpenRefine, packages for text analysis in R or Python, Scalar, or Tableau, is a plus.
  • Experience developing modules for online or blended learning settings.
  • Experience with assessment projects, particularly learning assessment or long-term (1 year or longer) assessment projects.

Apply online at: https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2120

Position will be open until filled; early applications are encouraged.

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Lecturer, Archives, Records Management and Information Governance, UCL DIS, London, England

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Information Studies (UCL DIS) seeks to appoint a new Lecturer in Archives, Records Management and Information Governance to carry out high-quality research, teaching, public engagement and academic administration, with a teaching focus on the MA in Archives & Records Management.

UCL DIS would particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to teaching and research in some or any of the areas of community archives, participatory heritage practices, data curation, personal and corporate digital recordkeeping, records and information management, information governance, information security, information rights law, and historical development of the records profession. UCL DIS also welcomes any cognate areas which applicants bring which will extend or deepen its teaching and research programmes in archives and records management, information governance and in the interdisciplinary applications of these to other disciplines within the department.

This appointment is available from the 1st September 2018.

For more info, see here.

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E-Resource Librarians, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Yale University Library is seeking two full-time E-Resources librarians. These positions are for two unit managers who will work in close collaboration with one another and the larger E-Resources & Serials Management group. 
  

TITLE: Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 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.



QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: The full job description and application information are available at http://bit.ly/2oz8q4L.

 

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​TITLE: Electronic Resources Discovery & Access Librarian

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 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.

 


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 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.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: The full job description and application information are available at http://bit.ly/2CLtn0B.

 

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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.

 

AA/EEO - M/F/Disability/Veteran

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Digital Humanities Librarian, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Central Connecticut State University's Elihu Burritt Library seeks a collaborative, creative and enthusiastic Digital Humanities Librarian to join the professional staff. The successful candidate will provide leadership in identifying trends and emerging technologies in digital humanities and building partnerships and cultivating relationships with key university units to develop digital humanities collections and programs. The successful candidate will also provide instruction to faculty and students in the area of digital research.

As part of the Reference Department, this position will have responsibility for providing user-centered services in support of teaching, research, and scholarship in the humanities disciplines.  Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body as well as contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship. 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Provides leadership and serves as a strategist and resource person for the library in the areas of digital humanities and digital research.
  • Provides direct support and project management for faculty projects in Digital Humanities.
  • Identifies, evaluates, implements and manages current and emerging technologies relevant to Digital Humanities initiatives.
  • Provides instruction, consultation and training to researchers of all levels in Digital Humanities scholarship.
  • Develops research tools and leads presentations and workshops to facilitate user access to various tools and methods.
  • Collaborates with librarians to create, maintain, preserve, and enrich our existing institutional repository and to develop new digital content to enhance existing library collections.
  • Develops and implements a plan allowing for integration and migration of digitized materials, finding aids, and other harvesting to internal and outside services such as Connecticut Digital Archives.
  • Serves as a liaison to one or more academic departments/university programs in the humanities for the purpose of collection development.
  • Develops themselves professionally based on the changing needs of the users, the university, and other factors, shares this learning with other library staff members and departments.
  • As a library faculty member will successfully fulfill all requirements necessary to achieve and maintain tenure. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in library science accredited by American Library Association
  • Teaching experience in higher education (e.g. curricular instruction, library instruction, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies, metadata schemas, scripting languages and standards used in Digital Humanities work
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism with an understanding of library needs for a diverse community 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advanced degree in a humanities field, or recent coursework
  • Project management experience and skills
  • Significant experience working with primary sources and/or conducting archival research
  • Experience with providing information literacy instruction and reference/research consultation in an academic/research library
  • Experience with course design and digital course management software (e.g. Blackboard, Moodle, etc.) 

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2018. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

To begin the application process, go to https://hrat.ccsu.edu/index.php?job=259, click Apply Now, and electronically submit the following: 

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers 

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., SSN, DOB, marital status) from any documents submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted. 

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Coordinator, East Asia Library Technical Services/Chinese Cataloger, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

TITLE:  Coordinator, East Asia Library Technical Services/Chinese Cataloger
 
LOCATION:               East Asia 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.
 
THE EAST ASIA LIBRARY
The East Asia Library supports the faculty and students in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature as well as the following programs and centers in the Jackson School of International Studies: the China Studies Program, Taiwan Studies Program, Japan Studies Program, Korea Studies Program, and Center for Korea Studies. The library is a major resource for international scholars and the local heritage communities. It is a leader among North American East Asia libraries and is known for its outstanding collections, international collaborations, and innovative digital projects. Located in Gowen Hall with a historic reading room and recently refurbished user spaces, the East Asia Library also has a large auxiliary stacks space for growth of its significant collections of over 750,000 volumes on East Asia in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Manchurian, and other languages. See http://www.lib.washington.edu/east-asia/ for further information about the East Asia Library.
 
THE POSITION
Reporting to the Director of the East Asia Library (EAL), the position coordinates the EAL technical services, which include the acquisition of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) materials; cataloging and metadata for all formats of library materials; CJK serials maintenance, binding, and preservation operations; implementation of institutional practices and national standards; and directing special technical services projects. The position provides original and difficult copy cataloging of Chinese language materials in all formats. As part of the practice of holistic librarianship, the position also actively participates in public and user service activities. The position represents the East Asia Library at the University Libraries' level in policy discussions and deliberations relating to technical services and serves on the management team of the East Asia Library.
 
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • Provides oversight and leadership for technical services in the East Asia Library
  • Maintain awareness of and leadership in advancing new developments in bibliographic control, metadata standards, emerging library linked data applications, innovative techniques and tools, as well as best practices for technical services
  • Supervises EAL Technical Services staff
  • Interviews and recommends selection of new section personnel; develops, implements and monitors training; assigns and schedules work; acts upon leave requests; conducts annual performance evaluations; and recommends disciplinary action
  • Coordinates EAL operations with the Libraries technical service policies and practices as a whole, ensuring compliance with applicable standards and institutional practice
  • Oversees and coordinates EAL cataloging services, metadata creation, retrospective conversion, and technical services projects
  • Oversees and coordinates EAL serial services, including cataloging, check in, claiming, relocation, binding, preservation, weeding, and record keeping
  • Provides input for EAL marking operations
  • Oversees and coordinates EAL acquisitions operations and overall EAL statistical compilation
  • Performs original descriptive, subject, and genre/form cataloging and classification of Chinese language materials in all formats using RDA: Resource Description & Access, LC-PCC Policy Statements and Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) guidelines, LC classification, LC subject headings and genre/form terms, and OCLC MARC tagging, including CEAL CJK cataloging best practices
  • Contributes to overall management of the EAL
  • Acts as EAL liaison to the Libraries technical services divisions: Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services; Cataloging and Metadata Services; and Preservation Services
  • Coordinates the work of EAL staff with changes and new developments in technical services policies and practices
  • Participates in EAL public and user service activities
  • Participates in library committees and meetings as appropriate, including the Cataloging Policy Committee; responsible for informing EAL staff of committee discussions and deliberations, implementing decisions, and addressing implications for EAL practice and workflow
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
Required
  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • Minimum of three years of post-MLS (or equivalent degree) professional librarian experience in original cataloging and/or metadata creation for Chinese language materials
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and other cataloging standards and tools as RDA, LCSH, LCC classification, MARC 21, Dublin Core
  • Demonstrated understanding of linked data principles and knowledge of library linked data initiatives
  • Experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems, authority control, and bibliographic record maintenance
  • Excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication in English and Chinese, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical
  • Demonstrated ability in working in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where consultation, collaboration, and creativity are essential
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and service
Preferred
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with RDA
  • Experience using OCLC Connexion
  • Experience with the ExLibris Alma ILS
  • Experience working with digital libraries or institutional repositories
  • Experience supervising various levels of staff
  • Working knowledge and/or cataloging experience in one or more other East Asian languages, i.e. Japanese and/or Korean languages
SALARY
$57,500 minimum. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
 
RANK
Position will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian
 
BENEFITS
Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state income tax.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
To apply for this position, please submit the following information 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: "Coordinator, East Asia Library Technical Services/Chinese Cataloger" 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, April 20, 2018.
 
University of Washington Libraries Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu
The East Asia Library Home Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/east-asia/
 
The 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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Coordinator, Library User Services, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Endicott College Diane M. Halle Library is hiring for a full-time staff position:

Coordinator of Library User Services

  • Provide service at the circulation desk: assist library users with wide range of activities, including registration, charging books out, returning books, reserve readings, and reference questions. Refer questions to reference librarian when necessary.
  • Supervise student staff of approximately 25 student workers for 96.5 hours of circulation desk coverage.  Interview, hire, schedule, train, assign shelf reading duties, and fill out payroll reports for them. Communicate with student workers on a daily basis through the log and email to follow through on schedule conflicts and ongoing training issues.
  • Supervise, train, and conduct yearly performance evaluations of Part-Time Circulation Assistant library staff members.
  • Process all course reserve items per semester.
  • Oversee all activity at the circulation desk of the library.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required. 
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of Library experience in an automated environment strongly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills combined with tact and understanding of the role of academic libraries in a college setting.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required.

Full job description and qualifications can be found here:

https://www.endicott.edu/about/key-offices-departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities/coordinator-library-user-services 

To apply for a position, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:

Endicott College

Human Resources

376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

FAX: (978) 927-0084

E-mail: humanresources@endicott.edu

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Librarian, Student Success & Assessment, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs.

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 35 bachelor's degrees with 80 concentrations and 70 minors, 24 master degree programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

For more information, apply here.

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Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

TITLE: Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian Posting Number  F00112P South Dakota State University

Position Summary:
South Dakota State University seeks a service-oriented, forward-thinking individual for the position of Electronic Resources and Scholarly Communications Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for acquiring, licensing, and providing access to serials and electronic library resources; supervising staff; and overseeing link maintenance and resolution of access problems for electronic resources. This librarian will lead initiatives to expand the range, accessibility, and use of electronic resources and encourage open access. This librarian will also work collaboratively with the collections committee, subject librarians, and web team as well as external vendors, publishers, and consortia. This 12-month librarian position reports to the Head of Technical Services, participates in professional activity, provides reference assistance, and serves on library and university committees.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership for scholarly communication;
  • Manage and negotiate license agreements and contract renewals;
  • Ensure consistent access to electronic resources;
  • Manage serials and bindery operations including the supervision and training of staff;
  • Maintain links to electronic resources and resolve problems;
  • Compile data and conduct analysis and evaluations; and
  • Provide reference service.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA- accredited program completed prior to beginning employment;
  • Knowledge of the electronic publishing environment and of scholarly communication issues;
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in managing serials and electronic resources;
  • Knowledge of cataloging, classification, and discovery tools;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff; and
  • Ability to work collegially and in a leadership role with library colleagues in a complex and changing environment.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An earned subject Master's degree in addition to the MLS;
  • Recent professional or high-level paraprofessional experience in an academic library, especially in acquisitions, serials, electronic resources management, and/or license preparation;
  • Experience working with initiatives related to scholarly communication, copyright, and open access;
  • Experience working with electronic resource tools such as link resolvers, knowledge bases, and electronic resource management systems;
  • Experience reading, managing, and negotiating license agreements;
  • Experience with electronic books, streaming videos, and other media;
  • Experience compiling statistical data and conducting assessment of electronic resources and their use;
  • Experience troubleshooting electronic resource access problems;
  • Evidence of leadership and management skills;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Experience providing reference service; and
  • Ability to embrace change and think creatively.


This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, Curriculum Vitae, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references.
https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu/postings/10086

Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

Open Until Filled       Yes
First Consideration Date        04/02/2018
Advertised Salary       Commensurate with qualifications.
Duration of the Term    12 months
Tenure Status   Librarian
Proposed Rank   Assistant Librarian

SDSU is a land grant institution and the state's largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students and offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees. Hilton M. Briggs Library serves all SDSU academic disciplines and holds approximately 668,000 bound volumes, 1 million microforms, and over 500,000 government publications in addition to 31,000 electronic subscriptions. The library staff consists of 30 full time employees and eight to fifteen student employees.

SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 24,000 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance.

Affirmative Action Statement
South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran's status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities.

Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Diversity Statement
We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Contact Information
For questions on the position, contact Jason Curtis at (605) 688-5567 or jason.curtis@sdstate.edu.

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University Archivist, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

The UT Southwestern Medical Center Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center has an open faculty position within the Special Collections and Archives unit for a University Archivist.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate school or equivalent degree.
  • 1-2 years of work experience in an archives or special collections environment.
  • Experience in digitization and metadata creation for archives and special collections.
  • Experience working with CONTENTdm or equivalent digital assets management system.
  • Familiarity with electronic records management issues, digital preservation tools, and web archiving practices and tools (HTTrack, Archive-It, etc.).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current national archival and descriptive standards and best practices, such as EAD and DACS.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish and maintain professional, effective working relationships with the UT Southwestern community.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with Special Collections and Archives staff, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Experience with grant writing and project management.
  • Must be able to lift boxes of records weighing up to 40 pounds each.

Job Duties:

The area of focus and responsibilities for the position are, but not limited to:

  • Responsible for the appraisal and acquisition of UT Southwestern's archival collections.
  • Develop and evaluate policies and procedures for the Archives.
  • Prioritizes and manages the processing and description of University collections and resources in a wide variety of physical and digital formats.
  • Promotes awareness of UT Southwestern Archives and the archives lifecycle through a wide variety of outreach activities (Open House events, tours, presentations, #AskAnArchivist day via Twitter, alumni reunions, etc.).
  • Provides archives reference services (coordinating research visits, digitizing selected content, etc.) to clients.
  • Identifies archival records of permanent value through institutional and state records retention schedules. May also collaborate with the record creators (departments, divisions, etc.) and/or the Records Management Coordinator.
  • Finds opportunities for collaboration and partnerships with the Archives through campus initiatives, special projects, grant funding, etc.
  • Employs tools and techniques, such as oral history interviews, to fill gaps within or complement the official institutional record.
  • Provides limited training and supervision for projects with other staff members within the unit or practicum students as required.
  • Assists the Office of Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs to identify and transfer records of archival value. May participate in special projects or working groups as needed.
  • Works with partners such as the Texas Digital Library, TARO (Texas Archival Resources Online), and the JFK Resource Consortium.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply, please go to jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/job/....

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Public Services Coordinator, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Public Services Coordinator
Brandeis University 
Waltham, MA
Brandeis University seeks to hire a Public Services Coordinator that will be responsible for providing high quality, user-focused experiences to library users at Brandeis during the evenings and weekends. This person will handle daily operations of front-line library services, including borrowing transactions, information assistance, stacks maintenance, equipment use, data collection, building operations, and student employee oversight during evening and weekend hours. Responsible for oversight of the library's course reserve program. 
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday 2:30 PM - 10:30 PM. Hours subject to change during intersession and breaks. Evening and weekend hours required. Participates in holiday and inclement weather coverage.
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversees the services and operations of the Information & Borrowing Desk and InfoCommons during evening and weekend hours. Coordinates and assists with user interactions including handling circulation functions, equipment assistance, and oversight of building operations. Participates in information assistance and may provide research help assistance.
  • Assists in hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of student staff.
  • Communicates and enforces policies, participates in data collection and reporting, and maintains routine oversight of building operations and safety protocols to ensure the library maintains a safe and welcoming environment for users. 
  • Participates in the oversight of stacks maintenance. Works collaboratively to develop policies and workflow improvements.  
  • Oversees the library's physical course reserve collection including the organization, maintenance, and processing of the collection. 
  • Assists and advises faculty and staff on course reserve procedures and policies.  Provides appropriate training on reserve procedures for staff and students. 
  • Organizes and plans work assignments for student workers assisting with the course reserve collection. Works collaboratively with the Acquisitions Administrator on purchasing materials for the reserve collections. Keeps abreast of current trends and issues relating course reserves and textbook programs.
  • Manages building access and security during evenings and weekends hours. Communicates and ensures respectful enforcement of policies, procedures, and rules while ensuring strong customer service and safety of users and staff. Understands emergency procedures and works closely with Public Safety acting as the first responder to issues within the building.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree plus previous library or customer-service work experience in a demanding and sometimes fast-paced service desk
  • Familiarity with automated library system or similar system; proficiency with computing and productivity software (word processing, spreadsheets etc.)
  • Excellent organizational, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication skills; evidence of collegiality and ability to deliver excellent customer service experiences; ability to work a flexible schedule, including some holiday shifts; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Background in an academic library environment or librarianship preferred but not required. Supervisory experience, especially with student employees, preferred.
How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect option for "New 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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Open Access Fellow, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Open Access Fellow - Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication

 

The Open Access Fellow's primary purpose is to facilitate deposits through the DASH workflow, Harvard's open-access repository.

 

Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) is Harvard's open-access repository for scholarly articles written by Harvard faculty and scholars, and is managed by the Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) within Harvard Library. DASH contains 42,000+ works (and counting) that are freely available to the world.

 

The Open Access Fellows program assists faculty and scholars with depositing their articles in DASH. Although much of the work can be done independently, each Fellow is required to spend two hours each week (at a regularly scheduled time) working in the OSC office under the supervision of the Repository Manager. Open Access Fellows gain valuable experience in the world of open access and help the OSC bring Harvard scholarship to readers the world over.

 

The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication was formed in 2008 with a charge to the University Library from the Harvard Provost to spearhead campus-wide initiatives to open, share, and preserve scholarship.

 

Primary duties include:

  • Facilitate deposits through the DASH workflows
  • Describe works in the repository by consistently providing thorough and accurate data entry
  • Troubleshoot DASH records
  • Conduct bibliographic research
  • Outreach to publishers and DASH authors
  • Participate in office hours and trainings

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Simmons SLIS student or recent MLS graduate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to stay focused and work efficiently at mundane tasks

 

Schedule:

  • 12-17hrs/week
  • $17/hr
  • Flexible schedule (work independently)
  • 2 hours per week must be worked in-house on a set schedule
  • Incumbent to begin on or around March 19, 2018

 

Applications are being accepted until March 12, 2018. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

Colin Lukens - Repository Manager

colin_lukens@harvard.edu

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Access Services Librarian, New Rochelle Campus, College of New Rochelle, NY

ACCESS SERVICES LIBRARIAN
NEW ROCHELLE CAMPUS
The College of New Rochelle invites applications for the position of Access Services Librarian at The Mother Irene Gill Library. This is a tenure-track, 12 month faculty position available immediately. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Access Services Librarian is responsible for all matters affecting public services and policies, performs a variety of managerial and operational duties that requires knowledge of library systems and procedures that provide access to the collection and assist students in the use of library resources and services. This highly visible position involves actively assisting library patrons and monitoring multiple library functions.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (list is intended to be descriptive rather than inclusive):
  • Manage all Access Services functions including circulation, reserves and inter-library loan using the Library's integrated library system, OCLC, and related systems
  • Communicates and enforces the department's policies and procedures
  • Maintains patron database in library management system
  • Hires, supervises, trains and evaluates the department's full time employees and adjuncts
  • Responsible for scheduling all part time assistants, evening and weekend staff assigned to the Access Services department
  • Provides leadership and regular training sessions for circulation staff (all campuses) and also conducts workshops for students in the use of library applications
  • Participates in the evaluation and review of new work processes and tools
  • Assesses current services and identifies improvements by analyzing user data and national academic library trends
  • Compiles statistics, analyzes data, and prepares reports relating to areas of responsibility in support of departmental and library goals
  • Provides leadership in identifying and adapting technology to department needs
  • Oversees stack maintenance, inventory projects and general participation in collection development activities
  • Provides input on all Access Services Policies and issues to the Dean
  • Participates in Library and College Committees
  • Provides research support to students and faculty in academic departments and schools through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services
  • Works with vendors or other units that support library operations, such as collection development, Library IT, facilities maintenance, and security
  • Participates in professional activities outside of CNR and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of CNR's collections and research support services
  • Conducts general library tours, participates in Orientation sessions and serves as Personal Librarian to first year students
  • Expected to participate and contribute to the professional growth and development of the College community as per the Faculty Handbook
  • Participate in the ongoing development of a robust library information literacy program
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution
  • Ability to deliver and promote excellent customer service
  • Supervisory and training experience
  • Experience with online public access catalogs, ILL functions, basic copyright law, and policies and procedures related to public service, print and electronic resources 
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse work environment
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise good judgment
  • Adaptable, flexible and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader
  • Technological proficiency 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Second subject Master's degree preferred
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc., Banner, OCLC and Springshare products
  • Previous academic library experience
To apply, please send one PDF attachment that includes letter of interest (addressed to Dean Ana E. Fontoura), C.V., and the contact information for three references who can speak to your professional qualifications, to:
Ms. Brunie Lopez Secretary to the Dean, 
Gill Library The College of New Rochelle 
Electronic submissions only. This position is subject to successful completion of background checks.
The College of New Rochelle is a Catholic college in the Ursuline tradition and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission. To learn more about the College, please visit our website at: www.cnr.edu.

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Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Position Details:

Reporting to the Research Librarian and Coordinator of Research Services the Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian will work collaboratively with staff throughout the library as well as within the broader Wesleyan community to demonstrate the value of the library in a liberal arts environment.

This newly defined position will be dedicated to expanding the library's outreach efforts in order to strengthen relationships across the campus, particularly those with faculty and students.

This position will take the lead in building learner-centered programming and highlighting the role of the library in Wesleyan's distinct culture.

This position will also play a key role in promoting Wesleyan's unique collections as well as engaging the research community and other constituencies outside of Wesleyan.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Chair the library's Communications Team to publicize and promote use of library collections and services
  • Create and deliver programs that enhance the library's role in student instruction, faculty scholarship, and staff initiatives
  • Collaborate with other campus constituencies - like the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, Career Services, to offer mutually beneficial programming
  • Serve as liaison for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library
  • Develop promotional materials that effectively communicate the library's goals, services, and news to a variety of audiences, including editorial responsibility for the library's newsletter
  • Partner with the Digital Projects Librarian and others to further develop the online presence of Wesleyan's unique collections
  • Conduct library instruction for groups and provide one-on-one research consultations
  • Provide general reference to students, faculty, staff, and the community
  • Select materials in liaison subject areas as assigned
  • Serve on library committees and task forces and campus committees when library representation is appropriate
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and changes in academic public services and contributing to the library profession through participation in the work of professional organizations

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters in Library and/or Information Science and at least one year related experience in outreach or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating, leading, and evaluating success of programs and events
  • Facility with social media tools for organizational outreach.
  • Expertise developing promotional materials and programs
  • Knowledge of trends in effective marketing techniques
  • Facility with Adobe Creative Cloud or equivalent
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrated service orientation and creativity within an academic environment
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A subject master's degree, preferably in the humanities or social sciences
  • Experience in academic libraries
  • Experience with graphic design
  • Experience working in library public services, including general face-to-face and online reference work
  • Experience teaching library instruction using information literacy concepts
  • Experience in using Springshare Libguides software

For more information, click here.

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Access Services Librarian, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Access Services Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director of Access Services for Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) Libraries, the Access Services Librarian leads a team of Access Services staff at the Tozzer Anthropology Library and the Harvard-Yenching Library to provide access to Harvard Library and its collections. In addition, the Access Services Librarian assists the Associate Director of Access Services for FAS Libraries and a fellow Access Services Librarians in coordinating daily operations and maintaining services across the FAS library system. The Access Services Librarian performs a variety of managerial and operational duties requiring substantial knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to collections, process library materials, and assist patrons in identifying, gaining access to, and using of library resources. This highly visible position operates in a busy environment and involves actively assisting users and monitoring multiple library functions. 

 

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

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Maxwell Library, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University's Library Services is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open an average of 94 hours each week during the academic year. It is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, and researchers from across the country and world.

Library Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of its communities, to updating its service models as pedagogies and librarianship evolve, to renewing the knowledge and skills of librarians and staff as practices change, to deploying new technologies to improve interactions with library users and to enhance user experiences.

 

Essential Duties:

Library Services seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian. This is a tenure-track librarian position reporting to the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, manage, and improve new and existing programming that support research, teaching, learning and creative activities. The successful candidate will supervise and evaluate part-time librarians and full-time support staff assigned to Reference Services.

This position:

  • Provides user-focused research and reference assistance for a diverse student, faculty and community population.
  • Delivers expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, staff, and others emphasizing searching skills, critical appraisal of resources, information management, research impact measurements, research data management, and more.
  • Works with others to advise faculty and students on scholarly communication issues, which may include copyright and publication strategies.
  • Applies knowledge of services and trends in academic libraries to support undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Applies knowledge of new and emerging technologies to help develop and continually improve innovative programs, research collections, and instruction to support teaching, learning, research, and creative activities.
  • Teaches in-person and online sessions as requested and as needed.
  • Develops research guides, tutorials, learning objects, and other tools for promoting and fostering learning and research.
  • Builds collaborative relationships and develops programming with campus partners.
  • Works with others on- and off-campus to market and promote research services, instruction and library resources.
  • Stays current with developments in librarianship and higher education.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library, or in a related field.
  • Experience using a wide variety of online research tools, resource guides such as LibGuides, instructional technologies, and virtual reference services.
  • Experience with web-scale discovery layers and metasearch technologies.
  • Experience providing outreach services.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of various research methodologies.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and collaboratively.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully engage in professional activities and disciplinary scholarship to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) contract. http://mscaunion.org/contract/.

 

Please go to http://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/9968 for complete job information and to apply online. 

 

Application deadline is February 23, 2018

 

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Warren Hunting Smith Library, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Research and Instruction Librarian
Warren Hunting Smith Library
Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs

SUMMARY:
The Librarian participates in the full range of unit responsibilities, including research desk service and individual research consultation (with some evening and weekend rotation), information literacy instruction, collection development, and liaison functions to academic departments and programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provision of research services, with participation in a night and weekend rotation
  • Teaching both general and course-specific information literacy sessions
  • Participation in the development and maintenance of the Library's print and on-line guides
  • Participation in a robust collection development scheme for the reference collection and other assigned subject areas
  • Serve as liaison to a select number of departments and programs
  • May be asked to develop an area of specialization, depending on interests, expertise and unit needs
  • Contributes to the Library's efforts to continuously improve service


QUALIFICATIONS:
M.L.S. from A.L.A. accredited institution; demonstrated knowledge of information resources in all formats; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability and commitment to work effectively and creatively as part of a team.

Experience in an academic library preferred. Familiarity with Springshare's suite of LibApps a plus. Consideration will be given to candidates who have completed an ACRL Immersion program.

OTHER INFORMATION:
This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. The benefit package includes but is not limited to: 20 days of vacation each year; 10 paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurances; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; and retirement benefits. This position is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/48600.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send to ferran@hws.edu.

EOE

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Systems Librarian, Warren Hunting Smith Library, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Systems Librarian
Warren Hunting Smith Library
Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs

SUMMARY:
Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Warren Hunting Smith Library seeks to fill the position of Systems Librarian in its Collection Services Unit. The successful candidate will be a creative and motivated individual with a strong commitment to exploring and facilitating the use of technology in service to teaching and scholarship. This position will participate in a broad range of library activities, including the assessment, development and coordination of library services; web tools and tutorials; and the identification and selection of technologies that will contribute to the richness of the Library's services and collections. This position offers the unique opportunity to join a team of librarians serving an engaged community in a collaborative environment.

HWS is a great place to work and to shape lives of consequence. Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate deans offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,300, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges' mission.

This position reports to the Associate Librarian for Collection Services, and leads the Library's implementation of a range of information systems. Responsibilities include the Library's integrated management system, the Library's web presence and various online tools and collections. Additionally, this position collaborates with other library staff to enhance and develop the delivery of content and services, and acts as a liaison to other academic support units on campus concerning the integration of library content and services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Coordinate the maintenance of discovery systems and content (e.g. Alma, LibGuides, etc.)
  • Maintain access to the library systems; including management of user records, IDs, and passwords.
  • Integrate and maintain library systems with campus and consortia partners (e.g. PeopleSoft, IDS, RapidILL, etc.)
  • Facilitate reporting from various systems and the extraction and manipulation of data for use by various systems.
  • Provide support to staff in use/maintenance of deployed information services, and maintain local documentation.
  • Coordinate the ongoing assessment and evaluation of information systems.
  • Participate in the identification, selection, design and implementation of new information services.
  • Act as a liaison for the Library with campus and consortia constituencies.
  • Responsible for maintaining vendor relationships and contracts.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent via education and/or work experience.
  • Experience working with an integrated library system.
  • Experience delivering digital services in an academic or comparable setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of database design, web authoring tools, structured markup and common scripting languages.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, and stay current with technical developments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Desired Knowledge, Skills, Experience:

  • Familiarity with multiple OSs; and applicable system administration tasks.
  • Familiarity with basic networking technologies/topologies.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects, and developing collaborative partnerships.
  • Experience with Alma, Illiad and Springshare products.


OTHER INFORMATION:
This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. Some evenings and weekends may be required. The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. The benefit package includes but is not limited to: 20 days of vacation each year; 10 paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurances; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; and retirement benefits. This position is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume/C.V. and the names with contact information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/48712.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send to ferran@hws.edu.

EOE

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Instructional Outreach Librarian, Binghamton University (SUNY), Binghamton, NY

The Binghamton University Libraries seeks an outgoing, energetic Instructional Outreach Librarian to support student success. In addition to providing instruction and reference services, the Instructional Outreach Librarian will have the opportunity to expand the Libraries' social media presence and increase engagement with the University community.
An ALA-accredited MLS degree (received by time of appointment) and experience providing library instruction are required. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position. See the full job description here: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=94413.
Binghamton University Libraries is a collaborative environment that offers great opportunities for growth, and we encourage you to consider joining our team! Find out more about being a part of the Binghamton University community at https://www.binghamton.edu/about/at-a-glance.html or view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxyDEtg93QU.
Review of applications will begin on March 12, 2018 and continue until filled. For full qualifications, application instructions, and additional information, visit http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=94413. The State University of New York and Binghamton University are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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Lecturer, History, UMass Boston, Boston, MA

For more information, click here: https://umb.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=94345&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1518467986119

The University of Massachusetts Boston History Department is seeking an experienced archivist for the position of Lecturer in History and Director of the Archives Track, an important component of our History MA program. We are looking for an engaged and experienced Archives professional with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience to help develop the Archives program as a part of our broader graduate curriculum. Primary duties include supervising student internships, advising Archives Track students, guiding student capstone projects, recruiting prospective students, teaching one graduate course in the Archives track curriculum each semester, promoting the program regionally and nationally, recruiting adjunct faculty to teach in the program, and collaborating with our Public History Track, the University Archives and Special Collections department in the Healey Library, and community partners.

Requirements:

Applicants must possess at least the terminal degree in the Archives field, either an MA in Archives or master's degree in library science with archives concentration, or must have an appropriate equivalent degree and/or well documented equivalent experience. An advanced degree in History is a significant plus. Teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must be committed to collaborating with community groups and community-based archives and possess significant experience in this area. 

The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions.  As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews.  For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews:

https://hr.umb.edu/uploads/documents/Background_Check_Policy_october_2015_FINAL_revised_9_16_15.pdf

The position will begin September 1, 2018. Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three letters of recommendation online. Consideration of applications will begin March 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Please address any specific questions to Professor Vincent Cannato, the History Department's Graduate Program Director, at Vincent.cannato@umb.edu. UMass Boston is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.


Application Instructions:

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

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Assessment Coordinator, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Assessment Coordinator

Utah State University's Merrill­Cazier Library seeks an analytical, collaborative, and innovative individual to serve as the Assessment Coordinator in a tenure-track faculty role of Assistant or Associate Librarian. This newly created position reports to the Department Head/Associate Dean for Instruction, Collections, and Patron Services and works with library faculty and staff cultivating a culture of assessment. The Assessment Coordinator develops and directs, in conjunction with library faculty and staff, assessment projects of library resources, services, spaces, and technology to help determine impact and achievement of library and university mission and strategic goals.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop a strategy and coordinate with library faculty and staff to conduct the ongoing, long-term assessment and evaluation of resources, services, spaces, and technology through conscientious research design and data-driven analysis
  • Serve as liaison to campus and consortia assessment efforts, including through subject librarian efforts
  • Support library marketing efforts through data analysis and reports
  • Chair Library Assessment Committee
  • Coordinate collection and preservation of assessment data and reports

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in a relevant discipline by May 2018
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and strategize to manage, implement and execute projects
  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish complicated tasks and projects with minimal supervision
  • Familiarity developing and designing assessment activities and gathering and reporting on data via quantitative & qualitative methodologies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including listening, writing, and speaking
  • Ability to work as part of a team environment and independently as needed
  • Commitment to meeting established Library criteria for promotion and tenure
  • Ability to analyze, share data and create reports
  • In order to be appointed at the Associate Librarian level, the candidate must have a minimum of 6 years' experience in an academic setting in addition to the above. 

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS
  • Experience with, or ability to learn, data analysis and statistical and data visualization tools like Excel or SPSS
  • Conversant with IRB protocols
  • Prior experience with library assessment
  • Academic library experience

 

Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package, to include medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation. The Library provides generous support for professional development and travel.

 

Utah State University is a multi-campus, land-grant institution. Utah State University's campus in Logan is located 80 miles north of Salt Lake City, within easy driving distance of many national parks. The surrounding Wasatch Mountains, including ski resorts, trails, lakes and rivers, place Utah State University in one of the finest outdoor recreational environments in the nation.

 

Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.

 

Apply online at: http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=3181.

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Multiple Positions, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Acquisition Specialist

Wellesley College seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-oriented Acquisitions Specialist to shares responsibility for the ordering and acquisition of materials for the Wellesley College Library collections. The Acquisitions Specialist plays a key role in monitoring and spending the Library's materials budget using the College's financial system and other software programs.

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870. With its rich mix of print and online resources, the Library provides access to one of the finest undergraduate collections in the country. 

Key responsibilities
As a member of the Library Collections team, assist in the acquisitions process which includes, but is not limited to, researching order requests, placing orders with appropriate vendors, monitoring order status, and monitoring spend levels in a large and complex fund structure.

  • Collaborate with selectors, other Library Collections staff, and library users to determine most appropriate library purchases within the framework of local policies and procedures.
  • Maintain accuracy of fund accounts in the College's online system by the accurate assignment of funds to orders to comply with fund allocations and restrictions on fund use by subject or format. Process and approve invoices for payment in accordance with College-wide standards.
  • Manage several DDA/EBA programs, approval plans, and standing orders. Collaborate with the Database Maintenance Specialist to maintain accurate holdings of ebook collections in the library catalog.
  • Oversee the physical processing of materials for which processing is not outsourced.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of two years' related library experience
  • Solid experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of and experience with online vendor systems, especially GOBI
  • General knowledge of accounting and budget procedures
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Ability to evaluate and learn new software to meet departmental needs
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation, with excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with Demand-Driven and Evidence-Based Acquisitions programs
  • Familiarity with Workday
  • Experience with Google Apps

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website at http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2084

Database Maintenance Specialist

Wellesley College seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-oriented Database Maintenance Specialist to support user discovery of library resources at Wellesley College and beyond. The Database Maintenance Specialist is responsible for maintaining accurate, current data in the library catalog and other discovery platforms, and for assisting in the fulfillment of interlibrary borrowing and lending requests.

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870. With its rich mix of print and online resources, the Library provides access to one of the finest undergraduate collections in the country. 

Key responsibilities

As a member of the Library Collections team, maintain up-to-date, detailed bibliographic and holdings data for the Library collections using OCLC Connexion and the ILS. Ensure adherence to content and encoding standards (RDAISBD, MARC21) and the use of controlled vocabularies (LCNAFLCSHLCGFT) in the Library catalog; import and edit individual catalog records to meet these standards.

Maintain current e-resource metadata in the Library catalog through the batch processing, analysis, and editing of records from multiple vendors, providing timely access in light of ongoing additions and changes to available titles in the Library's extensive e-resource collections.

Fulfill interlibrary borrowing and lending requests though participation in a number of library resource-sharing networks.

Train and supervise student assistants in resource sharing and Library stacks maintenance.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of two years' related library experience
  • Experience in the use of OCLC Connexion, an integrated library system, and other cataloging tools
  • Familiarity with cataloging content and encoding standards (RDAISBD, MARC21), Library of Congress classification, and controlled vocabularies (LCNAFLCSHLCGFT)
  • Ability to effectively search for items in library catalogs, WorldCat, and other databases
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation, with strong communication skills, particularly in handling interlibrary borrowing requests

Preferred qualifications

  • Original and/or copy cataloging experience in a variety of formats and languages; experience cataloging music, rare books, and e-resources helpful
  • Experience with batch loading and editing of e-resource catalog records
  • Supervisory experience; training and management of student assistants
  • Use of ILLiad or other systems for tracking and fulfilling interlibrary loan/borrowing requests; familiarity with best practices among resource sharing networks (such as RAPIDIDS, Boston Library Consortium, EAST)
  • Experience with Google Apps

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website at http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2085

Electronic Resources Librarian 

Wellesley College seeks an experienced, knowledgeable and collaborative Electronic Resources Librarian to manage the College's online resources and serials subscriptions. The E-resources Librarian is responsible for the timely activation, renewal, and processing of subscriptions and invoices, and works with LTS colleagues and publisher/vendor contacts to ensure consistent access to online resources. The E-resources Librarian collaborates with subject specialists, publisher/vendor representatives, and others to ensure collection goals are met, including investigation, planning, and negotiation of new and existing services, purchases, and license terms, and analysis and assessment of e-resource collections and their cost effectiveness.

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870. With its rich mix of print and online resources, the Library provides access to one of the finest undergraduate collections in the country.

Key responsibilities
As a member of the Library Collections team, coordinate e-resource lifecycle management efforts and develop and improve procedures to facilitate selection, licensing, and access.

Monitor and process subscriptions: maintain electronic subscriptions (new orders, changes, cancellations); track existing license expirations, renewals, and invoices; verify access; communicate as needed with subscription service representatives and publishers/vendors.

Collaborate with the Systems Librarian to maintain continuity of access throughout publisher platform changes; troubleshoot access issues reported by users.

Maintain current records and history of all e-resource subscription activity, administrative contacts, and other information using the ERM.

Support discovery of the Library's e-resources through the Library's catalog, discovery layer, and A-Z list.

In collaboration with collections and research and instruction librarians, perform ongoing evaluation of library electronic resources to assess use, usability, and value, and develop effective methods for collecting, analyzing, and reporting usage statistics.

Serve as library representative to consortia and other electronic resources committees and task forces; serve on internal committees and participate in projects as assigned.

Maintain awareness of trends and developments in e-resource acquisition and management and transfer knowledge to colleagues as needed.

Required qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of two years' professional experience managing e-resources within integrated library systems (ILSs), knowledge bases, e-resource management systems, and third-party discovery systems
  • Experience working with subscription services and publishers/vendors and their online systems
  • Experience with electronic resources management tools (such as Serials Solutions, EZproxy, Intota Assessment) and the ILS
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties to resolve issues and to adapt to changing environments and priorities
  • Demonstrated service orientation, with strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Solid experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of trends and issues in academic libraries, including emerging practices and standards for electronic resources
  • Knowledge of serials/continuing resources cataloging standards
  • Knowledge of SUSHI protocol and COUNTER standards
  • Experience with Google Apps
  • Experience negotiating contracts for e-resources

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website at http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2083

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Metadata and Identity Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Metadata and Identity Librarian

Harold B. Lee Library Job Announcement

 

The Metadata and Identity Librarian is a new position, leading the Brigham Young University (BYU) Library's transition to linked data applications and technologies. They will be a groundbreaker in developing new schemes that enhance discoverability of resources and will play a key role in positively impacting student and faculty academic success.

 

This is a continuing faculty status track position (equivalent of tenure) in the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. Benefits include support for research, presenting, and publishing along with vacation, insurance, retirement savings, and appreciation for work-life balance. BYU is located in Provo, Utah with easy access to a wide variety of recreational opportunities, sports and cultural events.

 

BYU is a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.

 

For complete job announcement and to apply, go to: https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=70063&PostingSeq=1

                                                                                                                                                  

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2018. 

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Metadata Librarian, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Metadata Librarian

Librarian II or III

 

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 Metadata Librarian. The  Metadata Librarian catalogs materials in a variety of formats using rules and standards such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules, Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, METS, MODS, etc. Actively participate in discussions relating to discovery, access, retrieval, and management of objects in ILS, discovery, and digital repository systems. Advise on the application of appropriate current and emerging cataloging/metadata schema to facilitate access to digital resources and physical collections. Train others on cataloging/metadata creation and management and work closely with staff throughout the Libraries to provide access to the Libraries' collections.

 

Example of Duties:

  1. Catalog material in a variety of formats, with an emphasis on distinctive collections, using traditional rules such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules, etc.
  2. Create metadata for description, discovery, access, administration and preservation of both digital and physical objects produced, acquired or held by the Libraries.
  3. Prepare original bibliographic and authority catalog records as appropriate. Solve non-routine cataloging and heading authorization conflicts and problems.
  4. Assist with metadata quality control, cleanup, editing, enhancement, migration, mapping and transformations using tools such as Oxygen, MarcEdit, and OpenRefine. May serve as lead for special cataloging projects.
  5. Provide technical support for the cataloging/metadata in the Libraries' ILS, institutional repository, digital collections platforms, and other discovery systems.
  6. Provide consultations, training, and creation and maintenance of documentation related to cataloging/metadata.
  7. Investigate new tools & standards and assist with the development of best practices related to cataloging/metadata.
  8. Collaborate with colleagues to improve, strengthen and promote library services, content, programs and initiatives.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to user-centered services. Be knowledgeable about and promote current services, resources and technologies.
  10. Maintain current awareness of issues and trends impacting higher education and understand how these may affect the Libraries.
  11. Participate in the Libraries' assessment program by collecting, reporting, maintaining, and using data to support evidence-based decisions.
  12. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  13. Attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  14. Oversee the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures and processes.
  15. Participate in library-wide preservation activities.
  16. Perform other related duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the department, the Libraries, and the university.

 

Required Qualifications:

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

  1. Minimum of two years of professional library experience in this or a comparable academic, research or special library.
  2. Knowledge of the use of cataloging principles, and an understanding of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and ontologies.
  3. Knowledge of RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, and the MARC 21 format.
  4. Working knowledge of cataloging/metadata standards (e.g. MARC, Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, METS, MODS).
  5. Working knowledge of cataloging/metadata tools and systems for creating, editing, harvesting and transforming cataloging/metadata (e.g. XML, XSLT, XPath,  Oxygen, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, OAI-PMH).
  6. Experience working with digital repository platforms such as Bepress Digital Commons, Dspace, Fedora, etc.
  7. Aptitude for complex analytical work with an attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
  8. Experience working with Integrated Library Systems, Discovery Systems, and OCLC Connexion.
  9. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  10. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting.
  11. 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.
  12. Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment, including remaining calm under pressure.
  13. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible and cooperative manner.
  14. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
  15. Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  16. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  17. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is support of diversity.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Working knowledge of one or more structured programming languages such as PHP, Perl, Python, Java, etc.
  2. Knowledge of web-based APIs.
  3. Project management experience.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=94262 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by March 11, 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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Assistant Professor, SOIS, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

School of Information Studies and College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track 

The School of Information Studies (SOIS), the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), and the Computer Science Department in the College of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Data Science. The selected applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda in their field of interest, with a home in either the School of Information Studies or in the Department of Computer Science.

 

Ideal candidates will be interested in research and pedagogy in data science where information technology and computer science meet and interact. Possible research and teaching areas might include but are not limited to: machine learning, data mining, text mining, neural networks, visualization, factor analysis, structured prediction, heterogeneous data integration, cyber security, and network analysis. An ideal candidate will be a facilitator to encourage collaboration and joint research between the two academic units.

 

UWM is a doctoral/research intensive university and Wisconsin's premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive liberal arts, sciences and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to nearly 26,000 students. UWM has earned the highest rating for a research institution from the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education, often referred to as R1 status. UWM is one of only 115 R1 institutions.

 

The College of Engineering & Applied Science consists of seven departments--Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering. The College has approximately 1,750 undergraduate students and 450 graduate students, both Master's and Doctoral.

 

The School of Information Studies offers several educational programs: a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology (BSIST); an ALA-accredited Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS); several coordinated graduate degree programs, including Health Informatics; transcript-designated concentrations within the MLIS Archival Studies, Public Libraries, Information Organization, and Information Technology; post-masters Certificates of Advanced Study in Archives and Records Management and Digital Libraries, a PhD in Information Studies and a new Masters of Science in Information Science and Technology (MSIST) degree in partnership with the Department of Computer Science. The School has a strong research faculty, more than 900 students, and state-of-the-art information technology.

 

SOIS houses the Center for Information Policy Research, and its faculty organizes three other research groups: the Research Group for Information Retrieval, Knowledge Organization Research Group, and the Social Studies of Information Research Group. The School's research and instructional programs are designed to be a resourceful blend of the University's mission with the School's information focus, international scope, and interdisciplinary mindset.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Information Science, Computer Science or a related discipline by time of appointment.
  • Evidence of potential for teaching both in the SOIS undergraduate and/or graduate programs in Information Science and Technology and in CEAS' undergraduate and/or graduate programs in Computer Science.
  • Excellent research promise in relevant area.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach courses in data mining, text mining, machine learning, big data or cyber security. 
  • Experience or demonstrated ability in the design and delivery of courses in a variety of formats, including onsite and online.
  • Evidence of a collaborative focus in research.

 

This is a continuous recruitment, however, to guarantee a review applicants are encouraged to submit their materials no later than February 24, 2018. Applications received after February 25, 2018 may not receive consideration.

 

All applicants must apply online via jobs.uwm.edu. A strong application packet will include a cover letter outlining their interest in this position, a current CV, a writing sample from a peer-reviewed journal, a document outlining their area of research or research interest and a document listing the names and contact information for three references.

 

Link to posting: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/27072

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message "Your application has been submitted" is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Human Resources Assistant Laura Meyer via email at:Lauram@uwm.edu.

AA/EO Statement 
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. 

Reasonable Accommodations 
UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability. 

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials 
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWMwill not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request. 

CBC Policy 
Employment will require a criminal background check. 

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act) 
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM's Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

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Associate University Librarians, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Two Associate University Librarian Positions at Brandeis University 

Brandeis seeks two Associate University Librarians to be part of a creative and forward looking staff and leadership team. The Brandeis Library is the geographic and symbolic center of campus, and its recent decoupling from the IT Department offers the unique opportunity to redefine relationships with research, faculty, students, staff, technology, and information resources. AUL positions in Scholarly Resources and Discovery and Research & Instruction are open, and described below, along with links to complete descriptions of requirements and more information on the University.

 

To apply for either position, submit a cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect the option for "New Applicant," and sort the job listings by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing, click the Job Title and then select Apply Now.

 

 

Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources & Discovery

Brandeis Library seeks an accomplished senior leader to spearhead its programs for the stewardship of the full range of collections that support Brandeis University's mission. The Associate University Librarian will lead an innovative and entrepreneurial staff in developing strategies for resources and services that support Brandeis University's education and research programs that facilitate worldwide scholarly communication. This leader will also be responsible for fostering strong collaborative relationships between the acquisition and development of content, and the services that directly support access and use.

The Associate University Librarian will bring a collaborative approach to setting strategic directions and managing collection activities. Areas of responsibility include oversight of the over $4,000,000 resource acquisition budget allocation, acquisition strategies and facilitating discovery through oversight of library systems, and metadata creation; optimizing physical and digital collections; resource sharing; leading vendor relationships, licensing and managing access to a rapidly growing array of digital content; building a scholarly communication program; managing and preserving digitized and born-digital materials across their life cycle. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian oversees approx. 14 staff in Resource Management & Assessment and Library Systems, Approx. 10-20 student workers.

 The Associate University Librarian is a member of the Library's senior management team, and participates in strategic planning, program development and evaluation, budget formulation, and resource allocation. They also participate in grants and fundraising and other resource development programs, and promotes the visibility of the Library both within and outside Brandeis University. With the University Librarian and other senior leaders in the library, they are responsible for developing collaborative relationships with other Brandeis University departments, universities, and organizations; and for representing the Brandeis Library regionally, nationally, and internationally.

 

The Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources will work closely with colleagues to assess the impact of Library services, drive responsible resource allocation, demonstrate the value of the Library to the University, and develop strategic alliances with the University's academic leadership and other external partners in pursuit of shared goals.

For full job description and requirements, view the complete listing at this link.

 

 

Associate University Librarian for Research & Instruction

Brandeis Library seeks an accomplished senior leader to spearhead its programs for outreach, research, and instructional services.  The Associate University Librarian will lead an innovative and entrepreneurial staff in developing user-focused programs and services that support Brandeis University's research, teaching and learning initiatives and facilitate rich interactions with the Brandeis community. This leader will also be responsible for fostering strong collaborative relationships between schools, departments, and other academic support units such as the Center for Teaching and Learning.

The Associate University Librarian will bring a collaborative approach to setting strategic direction, developing and executing vision, and managing research and instruction activities. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian oversees approximately 10 staff members responsible for the following areas: research help, instruction (workshops, classroom partnerships, and online), and consultation services (including, but not limited to, GIS, data visualization and other data services).

As a  member of the Library's senior management team, the Associate University Librarian participates in strategic planning, program development and evaluation, budget formulation, and resource allocation. They also participate in fundraising and resource development programs and promote the visibility of the Library both inside and outside Brandeis University. With the University Librarian and other senior leaders in the library, they are responsible for developing collaborative relationships with other Brandeis University departments, universities, and organizations; and for representing the Brandeis Library regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The Associate University Librarian for Research and Instruction will work closely with colleagues to assess the impact of Library services, drive responsible resource allocation, demonstrate the value of the Library to the University, and develop strategic alliances with the University's academic leadership and other external partners in pursuit of shared goals. This position will participate in the research, teaching, and learning activities of the department and depending on subject expertise, and will liaise with University departments and provide Research Help.

For full job description and requirements, view the complete listing at this link.

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Collection Development Librarian, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and user-centered Collection Development Librarian to build and manage collections for one of the leading libraries in the world for the study of art, architecture, and visual culture from antiquity to the present. Reporting to the Herman and Joan Suit Librarian of the Fine Arts Library, the incumbent will select library materials in all formats and work collaboratively with colleagues in the Fine Arts Library, across Harvard Library, and beyond to implement collection development strategies and operations.

The incumbent will proactively partner with Harvard Library colleagues to develop creative solutions and efficient workflows for managing, acquiring, processing, preserving, and providing access to library materials. He/she will actively engage with the visual arts community at Harvard to support innovative use of library collections in their teaching, research, and learning activities. To expand access to the Fine Arts Library's unparalleled holdings to a wider global audience, the Collection Development Librarian will participate in local, national, and international digital initiatives and collaborative collection development partnerships.

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, see here

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Regional Government Documents Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Regional Government Documents Librarian

Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

The Regional Government Documents Librarian (Documents Librarian) is a 12 month, tenure track faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida is designated as a depository for the publications of the United States Government, the State of Florida, and the European Union. The scope of the collections thus includes federal, state, and international documents.

 

Joining the George A. Smathers Libraries as the Documents Librarian entails serving as the primary liaison to the US Government Publishing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the Libraries' service as a Regional Federal Depository Library for 38 selective depository libraries in the state of Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. This position leads statewide outreach, training, public access, support services, and collection development activities to support the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Documents Librarian also plays an important role ensuring access to state publications distributed by the Florida Division of Library and Information Services. Both programs allow the incumbent to build strong partnerships with a diverse constituency at the state, regional and national levels while advancing innovative programs to strengthen awareness of the increasing relevancy of government documents in current research and public interest.

 

You are invited to apply for this nationally strategic position within a vibrant, energetic community of professionals dedicated to furthering the intellectual missions of this research-intensive, land-grant, public institution. Collaboration on innovative projects between individuals and among departments to enhance library services is strongly encouraged and supported by the Smathers Libraries. Internal and external grants are supported by a full-time Grants Manager. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the incumbent in the position is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The Documents Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

More information about the regional federal depository library collections at UF can be found at http://guides.uflib.ufl.edu/ufdocuments

 

The search will remain open until March 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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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Rare Book Specialist), University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, FL

The University of Miami Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an experienced Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Rare Book Specialist). Under the direction of the Head of Metadata & Discovery Services, the incumbent will be responsible for providing original and complex copy cataloging, retrospective conversion, and authority work for materials in the Library's Special Collections Department and University Archives. This position will supervise at least one staff member, plan and manage projects, and coordinate all Special Collections and University Archives cataloging activities following prescribed national and local standards, and in accordance with the Library's priorities. In particular, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (Rare Book Specialist) will be the lead cataloger for the Jay I. Kislak Collection of the Early Americas, Exploration and Navigation.

 

For the full job description and how to apply, please go to: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UMFaculty/job/Coral-Gables-Campus/Librarian-Asst-Professor_R100021818

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Junior Professorship, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Deadline: Feb. 21, 2018

The iSchool at Germany's Humboldt University welcomes qualified applications from scholars whose research addresses important and innovative areas of research especially in the fields of Information and Computer Science and the development of IT-based service strategies.

Focussed research areas should be:

  • Analyzing different forms of Research integrity
  • Information technology and business models for the scientific publication process (including Research Life Cycle Management and digital Curation aspects)
  • Information Infrastructure Management
  • Research Data Management


This Junior professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching.

Learn more about this position: https://www.personalabteilung.hu-berlin.de/stellenausschreibungen/s-juniorprofessur-fuer-information-management-mit-tenure-track-option

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Systems and Educational Technology Liaison, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Wheaton College in Norton, MA is seeking applicants for a Systems and Educational Technology Liaison.  This position is tasked with support of current systems and works on projects to deliver new services to better support a vibrant and dynamic learning environment. In this role, the liaison provides support for faculty, students, and Wallace Library staff by developing and maintaining networked applications for teaching, learning, and research at Wheaton College. The liaison administers, maintains, and supports all modules of the library's WorldShare Management System; is the primary contact for problem resolution; and, as needed, will function as the library's representative to regional and national user groups. In addition, the liaison is charged with supporting, maintaining, developing, and installing specialized library applications and networked academic technology, either individually or as part of a group, including: interlibrary loan software (OCLC's Tipasa), electronic reserves software (DocuTek), streaming media services, learning management systems (e.g. Moodle), and social software (e.g. blogs, wikis, podcasting, etc.). The liaison serves as an instructional technology specialist, an educator, and a frequent point of contact for library staff, and faculty. The liaison facilitates the use of technology in teaching, learning, and scholarship for staff and faculty, provides professional development opportunities, and encourages and supports their use of technology in the classroom. Under the direction of the Director of Research and Instruction, the liaison explores, introduces, and implements strategies and tools to make best use of technology in teaching. The liaison also actively engages with the College's technology-enhanced teaching and learning initiatives.

The Systems and Educational Technology Liaison serves in the Research and Instruction (R&I) Department, which is responsible for the direct support of teaching, learning, and research, particularly as they are enhanced by technology and the use of library and other information resources. The ideal candidate will provide high-quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources to the entire Wheaton community.

For the full job description and to apply please go to: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/2293

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Education & Collections Services Librarian, Boston University Alumni Medical Library, Boston, MA

Tracking Code: 301632-509

Job Description: The Education & Collections Services Librarian works collaboratively with a team of librarians to deliver an extensive array of curriculum-integrated instruction classes on the medical campus.  Provides in-class instruction, creates online tutorials, supports bibliometric and other education projects. Provides and oversees collections services activities using the Ex Libris Alma resource management system.  Provides reference and research services, and oversees circulation and computing services on Saturdays. Participates in the development and maintenance of the Library's website, marketing the Library, and completing collections special projects. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides Information skills instruction to students, faculty, staff and residents, and provides web-based educational support including development of online tutorials and lesson plans.

  • Provides reference and research services at the Reference Desk and consultations by appointment.

  • Oversees Library circulation and computing services on Saturdays and provides circulation services as needed.

  • Provides and oversees collections services activities using Ex Libris Alma/Primo collections management system, including metadata management, circulation functionality, selecting and managing book orders and statistics.  Trains and oversees a paraprofessional staff to process print books and journals, add/update catalog records, including copy cataloging, assign call numbers, and route items to proper location.

  • Completes special projects in Education, Collections, Marketing, Web and Social Media

 

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; Occasional schedule adjustments required; Intersession coverage on rotating basis required.

Required Skills

  • 1-3 years of experience and Master's degree required.

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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Grade 73

To apply, click here.

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Assistant Professor, Data Science, Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a record of research in data science to enhance the University's new data and technology focus. The position is part of a Big Data Collaborative, which includes nearly 100 faculty members and 9 recent faculty hires in departments, schools, and colleges across the university. Applicants should have familiarity and experience with computationally-intensive research as well as a track record of teaching and scholarship, and demonstrated potential for funded research leadership. This research-intensive position will also contribute to the emerging artificial intelligence hub at the University Libraries and to new directions in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS), creating and teaching new high-demand and interdisciplinary courses in the Harrington School of Communication and Media.

This is a 9-month continuing tenure-track faculty appointment, expected to begin August 1, 2018. The position will be based in one or more units within the Harrington School of Communication and Media (the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies; the Departments of Communication Studies, Writing & Rhetoric, and Journalism, and the Programs in Film/Media and Public Relations), to be determined as a function of the successful applicant's particular areas of expertise. Joint appointment arrangements are possible with other units in the School or at the University. This position is co-funded by the URI Libraries.

Located near Rhode Island's famous shoreline and within easy traveling distance from Boston and New York City, the University of Rhode Island is a Land-, Sea-, and Urban-Grant institution and is a top-tier research university. This position resides in the University's Harrington School of Communication and Media, which boasts an intellectually diverse community of 62 scholars, teachers, and practitioners who deliver seven degree programs across five academic units with 1,400 students. Recently the Harrington School completed construction of a $6.8 million, cutting-edge communication and media facility, in which candidates for this position can work and teach.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Dean of University Libraries and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, develop a program of research in data science and artificial intelligence that is supported by external funding.

Work with colleagues across the University and with the Dean of University Libraries. Contribute to the advancement of the field, and work with peers to advance the use of data-oriented computational and statistical methods in diverse fields of scholarship through interdisciplinary partnerships.

Primarily teach courses in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. Depending on the successful candidate's areas of expertise, secondary in-load teaching responsibilities may also be assigned in other academic units in the Harrington School of Communication and Media, which includes programs in Communication Studies, Writing and Rhetoric, Public Relations, Film/Media, and Journalism. The standard teaching load in the College of Arts & Sciences is 18 credit hours per year. Because this is a research-intensive position, the anticipated teaching load is 9 credit hours per academic year.

Develop courses in data science both within GSLIS and in collaboration with faculty across campus.

Through teaching, research, and service, continue to foster strategic innovation and excellence in the Master in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program.

Advise and mentor students.

Qualifications

Required:

  1. Earned Ph.D. by date of hire in mathematics, statistics, computer science, computational sciences, informatics, information sciences, information studies, or related discipline.
  2. Demonstrated record of research in data science.
  3. Demonstrated experience working in interdisciplinary groups.
  4. Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain an externally-funded research program.
  5. Demonstrated ability to place publications in high-impact venues.
  6. Demonstrated ability to teach at the university level.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/individuals.
  8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
  9. Demonstrated strong oral communication skills.

Preferred:

  1. Demonstrated ability to contribute to and strengthen interdisciplinary programs in data science, big data, artificial intelligence, information, communication, or media studies.
  2. Demonstrated ability to secure external funding.
  3. Demonstrated experience with high performance computing, data analytics, machine learning, managing scholarship involving large volumes of evolving data, and/or data visualization.

For more information, or to apply, please see https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/3099

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Archive Associate, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, New Orleans, LA

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The Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is Tulane University's main library and supports undergraduate and graduate programs in humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering by providing research services and access to collections. It is also a major cultural resource for researchers and scholars from Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. Its unique collections in areas such as Latin American studies, jazz, and New Orleans history draw researchers from around the world. As a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Tulane's libraries are ranked among the top 115 research libraries in North America.

Under the direction of the Curator of Special Collections at the Latin American Library, the Archival Associate will be focused on a grant funded initiative to digitally preserve and support public access and outreach to an audio collection in the Latin American Library, and will work on a variety of tasks related to this project while maintaining the collection in good order. 

Learn more about the project here: http://library.tulane.edu/news/latin-american-library-awarded-clir-grant...

This is a 2-year position.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree OR high school diploma or equivalent and 6 years relevant experience.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY: 
1. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in English and minimum near-native command of Spanish;
2. Creativity and forethought in problem solving project issues;
3. Ability to work independently and manage multiple project assignments within specific deadlines
4. Excellent writing and organizational skills
5. Ability to function fully and competently at technology competency Level I outlined in HTML Core Technology Competencies for Employees (see http://library.tulane.edu/sites/library.tulane.edu/files/documents/HTML_Staff_Technology_Competencie...)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
1. Experience generating metadata for archival projects;
2. Familiarity with Microsoft Windows Office Suite, specifically Excel software or comparable spreadsheet software

Tulane University is an AA/EO Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Tulane is an EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.

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Librarian, Collection Assessment, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

TITLE: Collection Assessment Librarian

LOCATION: Seattle

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.

COLLECTION ANALYSIS AND STRATEGY

Collection Analysis and Strategy (CAS) is one of four departments in the Collections & Content portfolio of the University of Washington Libraries. The department consists of four librarians including the Director. CAS supports the distributed, three-campus collection development activities through the pursuit of data-driven, efficient, and transparent systems for the selection, acquisition, and management of resources to support teaching, learning, and research. CAS works with our consortial and other external partners to extend the reach of our community to access the resources they need to succeed.

 

THE POSITION

Reporting to the Director of Collection Analysis and Strategy, the Collection Assessment Librarian will work in a team environment in CAS to provide creative and user-centered leadership and support for collection assessment. The position oversees the work of the Student Assistant for the collection and maintenance of electronic resources usage statistics. The Librarian must be proficient in the tools needed to manipulate data and produce reports for use by CAS, subject librarians, and Libraries Administration for decision making. The position works closely with assessment efforts in other parts of the UW Libraries and will be a resource for other staff needing assistance in data manipulation and analysis techniques. In addition the Collection Assessment Librarian will work with vendors and staff in the UW Libraries to manage and customize the user interface on vendor platforms. This position will take a lead role in the Libraries for assessing accessibility of our vendor platforms.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Manage the collection and maintenance of electronic resources usage statistics including overseeing the work of the Student Assistant.
  • Provide leadership in the UW Libraries for collection assessment initiatives including analyzing data and producing reports for decision-making.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to UW librarians and staff in selecting, analyzing, and visualizing collection data.
  • Act as a liaison between CAS and the Libraries Assessment Program and other assessment efforts in the UW Libraries.
  • Work with vendors, librarians, and Libraries staff to manage and customize platform interfaces to meet user needs.
  • Take a leadership role in the Libraries for assessing accessibility of our licensed vendor platforms.

 

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.
  • Coursework or professional experience with data manipulation and analysis techniques.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent user-centered services in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 

Preferred

  • Demonstrated understanding of electronic resources usage statistics.
  • Demonstrated understanding of collection assessment principles and techniques.
  • Experience with tools used for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization (e.g. Excel, Access, Python, OpenRefine, Tableau).
  • Experience with the ExLibris Alma ILS and Alma Analytics.
  • Experience in collection development or as a subject librarian in an academic library.
  • Familiarity with the issues surrounding accessibility of library resources.

 

SALARY

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

 

RANK

Position will be at rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant, 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 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: Collection Assessment 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, March 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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Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

https://apply.interfolio.com/48228

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: The College of Arts & Sciences
Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Norman, OK
One of the premier comprehensive public R1 research universities in the nation, the University of Oklahoma seeks an inspiring, experienced leader for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The responsibilities of the Dean include operational and strategic oversight for all undergraduate and graduate programs in the college, which encompasses the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and professional schools and interdisciplinary programs on the Norman and Tulsa Campuses. OU is a thriving institution, proud of its public mission and eager to continue its ascent up the ranks of excellence. The next Dean will play an instrumental part in the institution's success.
The University is looking for:
  • A collaborative, strategic leader, capable of working with Deans, Chairs, Directors, and faculty across the university to: (1) support and encourage world-class research, scholarship, and creative activities, (2) enhance the student experience, and (3) further the competitiveness of the University of Oklahoma.
  • A renowned scholar with a record of research excellence and outstanding graduate student mentorship.
  • An excellent teacher and mentor who demonstrates a commitment to the highest academic standards and emerging best practices, including expanding research opportunities for undergraduates.
  • An academic with a passion for fostering the professional growth and well-being of faculty, students, and staff and an appreciation of the wide range of disciplines and programs at a comprehensive research university.
  • A manager with the administrative skills and experience to lead and inspire a diverse and highly qualified team of faculty and staff and to execute the complex mission of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • A visionary who can help build the financial resources of the university by pursuing opportunities and overcoming challenges in an environment of rapid changes in the higher education landscape.
The Dean reports directly to the Senior Vice President and Provost, sits on the Council of Deans, and contributes as an integral part of the leadership team of the university.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Record of excellence in teaching, scholarly or creative activity, and service suitable for appointment as a full tenured professor within an appropriate division in the College.
  • Record of strong, visionary leadership and sound fiscal management at the Chair- or Director-level or higher.
  • Demonstrated effective skills of communication, planning, collaboration, and management.
  • Demonstrated commitments to diversity and shared governance.
  • Earned doctorate or other terminal research degree.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
The university invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, complete CV, list of references), or inquiries about the position or process. Submit applications to the Chair of the Search Committee, Randall Hewes, Dean of the OU Graduate College, at http://apply.interfolio.com/48228. Nominations, including full contact and email information for the nominee, and inquiries should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee at hewes@ou.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. Applicants will be notified prior to the solicitation of letters of reference.
About the University
The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. OU serves 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 Tulsa Schusterman Center. OU is home to over 31,000 students and more than 3,500 faculty and 8,000 staff across all three campuses and is supported by a $2 billion budget and an endowment of $1.52 billion. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. 1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.
The central campus and administrative offices of the University of Oklahoma are located in Norman, a city of more than 120,000 residents. Norman is often cited in "best places to live" rankings and is a culturally rich and vibrant community with outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living. The state capital, Oklahoma City, is located 20 miles to the north. With over 1.35 million residents and a unique central plains heritage, the Oklahoma City metro is home to a diverse and lively array of arts, culture, dining, sports, and entertainment. Visit http://www.ou.edu/flipbook and http://www.ou.edu/publicaffairs/oufacts.html for more information.
About the College of Arts and Sciences
As OU's first, largest, and most diverse college, the College of Arts and Sciences is the heart of the university. The College includes 24 academic departments, two accredited schools, four interdisciplinary programs, and three independent research units. The College is home to almost half of OU's full-time faculty and provides a significant portion of the general education curriculum for undergraduate students enrolled in the other colleges of the university. It is also the center for advanced study, research, and creative activity at the university and accounts for over a quarter of the OU Norman Campus research expenditures.
With this reach and impact, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences serves a pivotal role for the university. The Dean will be expected to work collaboratively with colleges across the university to deliver world-class general education for students; foster and grow exemplary research programs within the College's academic departments, schools, and programs; guide the development of innovative curricula; hire and support an outstanding faculty; provide entrepreneurial leadership for development initiatives and for strategic and financial planning; support the institution's commitment to excellence, innovation, engagement, integrity, and inclusiveness; and provide outstanding service to the State of Oklahoma.

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.

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Faculty Positions, Palmer School, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY

Palmer, the iSchool at Long Island University, one of the nation's largest independent universities, invites applications for full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. A member of the iSchool consortium, the Palmer School offers an ALA-accredited MLIS, certificate programs in school libraries, public libraries, and archives/records management, and a Ph.D. program in information studies. The Palmer School has three locations for the MLIS program, two on Long Island and one in Manhattan at Bobst Library of New York University, where it offers dual master's degrees with dozens of graduate programs from NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Library and Information Science or a related discipline although we will consider candidates who are close to completion of the doctoral degree. Candidates with an MLIS or equivalent degree and with multiple strengths in one or more areas listed below will be most competitive. Sample teaching areas include:

  • Artificial intelligence, machine learning, ...
  • Data science
  • Database design
  • Digitization
  • Information analytics and visualization
  • Information management and systems
  • Knowledge organization
  • Public libraries
  • References
  • Youth services, literature and media


Principal responsibilities:

  • Teaching three master's courses or one doctoral and one master's courses per semester, including at least one core course
  • Teaching master's courses onsite and online
  • Teaching and advising in the Ph.D. program
  • Conducting original research
  • Mastering discipline-related technology


The search committee will screen all candidates; application review will begin and continue until the positions are filled. The starting date for these positions is September 1, 2018.

Based on the former Gold Coast estate of Merriweather Post, LIU is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to extending equal opportunity in employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. LIU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is based on a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 Please submit a cover letter, CV, and information about references online at https://jobs.liu.edu/#/job_details/599.

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Learning Technologies Librarian, Clemson University Libraries, Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries invites candidates for a tenure-track Learning Technologies Librarian. The Learning Technologies Librarian will collaborate closely with librarians, faculty, students, and other academic units to lead and facilitate efforts on training, outreach, management, and customer support for the learning technologies, advanced software, and high-tech spaces available at Clemson Libraries. The incumbent will assess the current learning technologies and high-tech spaces at the Libraries, and provide direction for their future development. Clemson Libraries currently houses several public and highly visible spaces, including the Adobe Digital Studio, Brown Digital Resources Room, the Center for Geospatial Technologies, learning commons, and smart classrooms, and maintains a large circulating technology collection. Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service.

 

To learn more about the position or electronically submit an application, visit the full job announcement: https://apply.interfolio.com/48280

 

Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by February 28, 2018 will be guaranteed consideration.

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User Experience Librarian, Lander University, Greenwood, SC

Job Title: User Experience (UX) Librarian

Institution: Lander University

Location: Greenwood, SC

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

Category: Librarian (Rank -- Assistant Librarian)

Job Purpose: The User Experience (UX) Librarian investigates user needs and the library's effectiveness in meeting those needs in both physical and virtual settings. Oversees marketing efforts and coordination of assessment in a small, student-centered, team environment. Promotes the Library as a key partner within the academic program in fulfilling the institutional mission of teaching, research, and service.

The User Experience Librarian Will:

  • Work collaboratively to identify projects designed to improve user experience in the library;
  • Design, coordinate, and assess outreach programming for library services;
  • Promote library initiatives, resources, and services to the campus community;
  • Coordinate with distance learning programs to ensure their access to library resources and services;
  • Serve as a member of the library instruction team to provide information literacy skill building;
  • Contribute to collection development in assigned academic liaison areas;
  • Provide academic advisement to students; and
  • Participate in professional organizations, and University and community service. 

Qualifications: MLS degree from an American Libraries Association accredited institution. One to two years of experience in library work. Solid understanding of academic library services and enthusiasm for creating excellent experiences in both physical and virtual environments for all library customers. Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats and to diverse audiences. Awareness of trends related to user-centered design. Ability to incorporate emerging technologies into research support. Experience in teaching information literacy skills to undergraduate students. Knowledge of integrated library systems and software. Familiarity with LibGuides software, academic library assessment practices and library instruction preferred.

Application Process: Send application letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for at least 3 references to Lisa Wiecki, Director of Library Services, lwiecki@lander.edu

Open until filled: Applications received by February 28th will receive priority review.

Please note: Lander is a tobacco free institution. All final candidates are subject to successfully completing background requirements.

Note: The University generally does not sponsor the H-1B Visa. AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/TITLE IX

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Research and Instruction Librarians, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Research and Instruction Librarian (Two Openings), Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

 

Wellesley College seeks two highly motivated and creative social sciences Research & Instruction Librarians devoted to public service in a liberal arts college environment.

We seek candidates who take an expansive approach to the work of libraries, to the possibilities afforded by information technologies for achieving the college's goals for student and faculty work, and to the integration of their work across the team, the organization, and the college.

The Librarians will work collaboratively as key members of the Research Services team to build a community of students who are information literate and confident lifelong learners. These Librarians will act as liaisons to social sciences and some related interdisciplinary departments, offering innovative support for the teaching, learning, and academic research in social sciences disciplines. In this capacity, one position will be responsible for social and behavioral sciences disciplines, while the other position will be responsible for historical, social, and ethical studies disciplines.

The Librarians will continually assess social science disciplinary needs, seeking thoughtful ways to address them through collaborations with faculty and fellow instructors on assignment design, integrated instruction, individual consultations, and support for independent learning. As part of the deeply merged Research and Instruction Support team of librarians and instructional technologists, the Librarians support faculty and students in all disciplines in the exploration and application of new technologies and methodologies for digital scholarship and scholarly inquiry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and provide innovative and effective library instruction and in-depth research support for faculty and students in liaison disciplines.

  • Develop and provide support for quantitative and/or qualitative data use, interpretation, visualization, and management in close collaboration with Research and Instructional Support colleagues, including the GIS and Data Instructional Technology Librarian.

  • Create programming, resources, projects, and other forms of support for digital scholarship in one or more areas such as network analysis, text analysis/mining, image analysis, mapping, or other technologies or methodologies.

  • Work with collections librarians on general collection development in liaison disciplines. Advocate for collection development and systems improvements or adoption in support of the social sciences, especially around the topics of data management and data visualization.

  • Keep abreast of scholarly trends, resources, and new technologies in liaison disciplines with a view toward their application in research and instruction.

  • Other duties as assigned.

     

Required

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution.

  • Academic background in a behavioral or social science field such as political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, or history, and/or significant experience supporting the social sciences.

  • Demonstrated experience and comfort providing effective instruction and consultations.

  • Interest in following new developments in social science data gathering techniques and sources, analysis, and visualization.

  • Ability to collaboratively tackle problems and new projects with enthusiasm, tact, and humor.

  • Comfort with risk taking and change in a rapidly evolving profession.

  • Interest in offering a wide variety of campus support in addition to core/traditional responsibilities, as part of a merged Library and Technology organization.

     

Preferred

  • MLS and 3-­5 years relevant experience

  • Experience identifying and gathering data sets (IPUMS, ICPSR, census or survey data, etc.)

  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques and software packages (SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, Atlas.ti, NVivo).

  • Experience with at least one area of digital scholarship and data visualization (network analysis, text analysis/mining, mapping, digital publishing and archives, etc.)

  • Experience developing modules for online or blended learning settings.

  • Experience with assessment projects, particularly learning assessment or long-term (1 year or longer) assessment projects.

 
How To Apply
Position will be open until filled; early applications are encouraged.

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Associate Director, Library Computing and Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Associate Director, Library Computing and Technology

Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)

University of Maryland, Baltimore

 

As a key member of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) Leadership team, the Associate Director of Library Computing and Technology provides leadership for the library's information technology projects and infrastructure including the exploration, integration and implementation of new and emerging technologies. This faculty position advises library leadership on current, new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems advancing the HS/HSL vision, mission, and strategic plan. The Associate Director provides vision, oversight, and leadership for HS/HSL staff, public, and classroom computing; the HS/HSL Innovation Space; the internal library network and computing infrastructure; web development; instructional/collaboration technology and facilities; and technology initiatives. 

Working in a highly collaborative library and university environment, the Associate Director will manage 6.5 staff consisting of an internal library network administrator, web developers, support staff, an instructional technology specialist, and an emerging technologies librarian. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track position at a rank of Librarian II or Ill, reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Executive Director Health Sciences and Human Services Library.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Plan and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting the HS/HSL's role in inter-professional education, collaboration, outreach, informatics, and translational science.
  • Maintain an open dialog and relationship with campus IT leadership on critical issues regarding the University of Maryland computing network and infrastructure, insuring a cohesive and unified approach  
  • Collaborate with campus partners, diverse groups, teams, and committees for informed decision-making regarding the information technology  infrastructure needed for HS/HSL.
  • Supervise the Computing and Technology Services staff, setting goals consistent with those in the HS/HSL and University Strategic Plans and Campus IT Plan.
  • Engage in strategic visioning and planning for new and emerging technologies in an academic health sciences library environment.
  • Represent the HS/HSL on campus, system, regional, and national health and library information technology committees.
  • Represent the HS/HSL in the adoption and technical integration of new University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions technology projects.
  • Support emerging partnerships with the clinical enterprise in the integration of knowledge and evidence-based resources into the electronic health record and into other clinical tools.
  • Balance technology needs with fiscal realities.
  • Identify library technology-oriented grant opportunities.
  • Participate in library or campus research using library application expertise.
  • Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice, or programs in health sciences libraries.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Previous experience in an academic setting
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing and developing staff.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience developing projects in library applications, knowledge management systems, and new/emerging technologies.
  • Experience developing and executing a strategic plan.
  • Demonstrated project management and planning skills.
  • Familiarity and experience with systems and applications advancing library services, knowledge informatics resources, and productivity in a Microsoft enterprise environment.
  • Demonstrated deep experience with Microsoft Windows and Office.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated creative and innovative problem-solving skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel both in-state and out-of-state for meetings and conferences
  • Demonstrated experience and scholarship sufficient to be eligible for appointment at the rank of Librarian II under the University of Maryland Baltimore Criteria and Procedures relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Librarian Faculty http://www.umaryland.edu/policies-and-procedures/library/faculty/policies/ii-100f.php.

 

PREFERRED:

  • Experience in an academic health sciences environment
  • Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for library applications, knowledge-based systems; to analyze and apply trends in new and emerging technologies; and to advocate for the resources needed to support them in a team setting.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team of individuals with differing perspectives and skill sets.
  • Knowledge of, and expertise in, new and emerging technologies and strategic plan development.

 

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include your CV/resume; a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, email addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating "I verify that my CV is current and accurate" - does not need to be notarized).  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by February 26, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/ADLCAT.  

 

MINIMUM SALARY:  $75,000, commensurate with experience

 

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

 

ENVIRONMENT:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Social Work/Psychology/Education Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, Priddy Library, Rockville, MD

The Priddy Library is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic information professional who will offer liaison services to the Social Work, Psychology and Education Programs at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The Librarian will provide subject-specific information literacy instruction, manage collections related to assigned subject areas, maintain strong relationships with faculty and students in assigned undergraduate and graduate programs, and implement curricula, research and technological innovation at USG.
Qualifications:
REQUIRED: Education - MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country. Or an advanced degree in education, psychology, social work or related field.
Experience - Experience providing reference and/or consultation and research assistance. Experience using electronic resources. Familiarity with literacy instruction and/or information education. At least two years professional or workplace experience.
PREFERRED: Education - Advanced degree in education, psychology, social work or related field.
Experience - Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students. Knowledge of public data sets and data management practices. Familiarity with the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science. Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services. Experience with collection development. Experience using digital and web technologies in the delivery of library services. Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands. Strong public service orientation. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated an ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment. Commitment to professional growth.
How to Apply:
Submit cover letter, resume and references at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/56762
For best consideration apply by February 19, 2018.
Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Metadata Librarian, Hebrew Specialty, Brandeis University Library, Waltham, MA

Metadata Librarian - Hebrew Specialty

Brandeis University Library; Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks to hire a Metadata Librarian with a Hebrew Specialty. Under the general supervision of the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources & Discovery, Processes print material and non-print material, including serials, in a variety of languages and formats. Coordinates the flow of material through the Resource Management and Assessment department (RMA). Contributes to training and development of workflow, policies. procedures and documentation for the unit. Creates descriptive and subject metadata for a wide range of information resources with a focus on Hebrew material.

 

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating and updating complex descriptive and subject metadata for information resources in a variety of languages and formats, including digital resources, multimedia works, rush and reserve materials with a special focus on Hebrew material.
  • Contributes to training, development,  and implementation of workflow, policies, procedures and documentation for all activities metadata creation and collection processing, including cataloging bibliographic maintenance. Responsible for management of links to authority records in the online environment. Hires and supervises student assistants for these activities.
  • Responsible for managing projects within the Resource Management and Assessment department. Works with staff in Library Systems and throughout Library Services to maintain a quality online bibliographic environment , including coordination of database management activities
  • Analyzes new workflows and vendor services
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • REQUIRED: Master's Degree in Library or Library/Information Sciences; Proficiency in Hebrew; experience with OCLC, MARC, AACR2, and evolving standards like RDA ; experience with automated library systems and library processing ; excellent analytical skills and aptitude for detail-oriented work ; fluency in the English language ; ability to work as part of a team.
  • PREFERRED: completed NACO training; experience with the Ex Libris ALMA automated library system; relevant cataloging experience in an academic library; experience with supervising students and management workflows and projects ; proficiency in other foreign language(s) .

 

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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Assistant Professor, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Valdosta State University

Department Of Library and Information Studies

Applications are invited for a ten-month position of Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in the Department of Library and Information Studies at Valdosta State University. Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses, research, and service to the Department, University, profession, and community.  More information about the Program is available at http://www.valdosta.edu/mlis/.

General Summary of Responsibilities

The Department of Library and Information Studies invites applicants for an academic, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Applicants will be expected to teach in a variety of library and information studies curricular areas; conduct relevant scholarly research or equivalent activities; and provide service to the Department, College and the University as well as perform other duties as assigned.

The Department of Library and Information Studies offers a fully online MLIS curriculum accredited by the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation (ALA COA). Successful candidate will be required to maintain a physical presence at the campus during the work week.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Library and Information Studies or closely related field (PhD or E.D.)
  • MLIS, MLS, or equivalent professional degree from an accredited library and information science graduate degree program.
  • Professional work experience in a library or information center.
  • Clearly articulated academic research agenda that demonstrates potential to meet tenure requirements and contribute to scholarly literature.
  • Online higher education course teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated commitment to team-based departmental management model.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching online graduate MLIS courses.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching the organization of information, cataloging, classification, and/or metadata.
  • Demonstrated experience with library and information center technical services.
  • Experience in mentoring or advising students.
  • Familiarity with adult learning styles.
  • Ability to evaluate scholarly communication in student work.
  • Willingness to assist in admissions and recruiting.
  • Familiarity with learning assessment methods.
  • Understands program assessment in higher education.
  • Familiarity with American Library Association Committee On Accreditation process.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management in an academic setting.
  • Commitment to service in an academic setting.

About the Program

The Department of Library and Information Studies offers a fully online MLIS curriculum accredited by the American Library Association committee on Accreditation (ALA COA). Successful candidate will be required to maintain a physical presence at the campus during the work week.

The VSU MLIS program offers those joining the faculty an opportunity to make a difference in the quality of library services in Georgia and beyond.  We enjoy a temperate climate and Southern hospitality.  Valdosta is served by a regional airport and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Tallahassee, Florida; and Macon, Georgia.  The student body numbers about 11,000 of which approximately 2,000 are graduate students.  For more information about the University visit http://www.valdosta.edu.  For more information about the community visit http://www.valdostachamber.com/.

To Apply

Online application is required and should be submitted at https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/15582. For more information on this position please contact Dr. Linda Most, Department Head via email lrmost@valdosta.edu or phone 229-245-6534. VSU is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. VSU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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